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MapleStory Crossbow Skills + Skill Build


Title: MapleStory 2nd Job Bowman – Crossbowman Skills, Skill Build (Skill Allocation) with Explanation!

Requirement: Level 30
Go to Bowman Instructional School in Henesys once you’ve reached Lv 30. Go inside, talk to Athena Pierce. She’ll give you a letter and you’ve to pass it to the job advancement instructor near Henesys. After giving the letter, you’ll be given an errand to collect 30 Dark Marbles by defeating the monsters inside. Be careful to stock your potions up before you start collecting the 30 Dark Marbles. Once you’ve collected 30 Dark Marbles, talk to the instructor, and the instructor will award you with a Proof of a Hero. Go back to Henesys’s Instructional Bowman School, and talk to Athena Pierce once again, where then you’ll advance as the Crossbowman.

How to read this skill build? 16 – 18 means Level 16, 17 and 18 [Level 16 to 18]. For 20 – 20, it means only Level 20. The guide below is purely a personal recommendation and need not be followed. Each skill listed below has advices/tips shared by senior players to guide you in building your character!

Pearl of Knowledge:
Crossbowman deals more damage than Hunter. Some players choose Crossbowman because of 3rd Job skill that allows them to freeze monster, and their 4th Job summon Hawk can freeze too! Apart from that, they have Pierce (4th Job Skill) that can 1 Hit KO any monster in MapleStory except for boss.

Below is the hierarchy order of Pirate advancement: [Bowman Main Page]
Pirate -> Gunslinger -> Vaklyrie (Outlaw) -> Captain (Corsair)
Pirate -> Infighter (Brawler) -> Buccaneer (Marauder) -> Viper (Buccaneer)

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Final Attack Build
This is for those who likes to save cost on their training using Final Attack!
30 – 30 : Iron Arrow 1 [To lure mob]
31 – 36 : Crossbow Mastery 3
37 – 37 : Crossbow Mastery 1, Crossbow Booster 2
38 – 38 : Crossbow Booster 3
39 – 39 : Soul Arrow 3
40 – 40 : Soul Arrow 2, Iron Arrow 1
41 – 44 : Iron Arrow 3
45 – 45 : Iron Arrow 1 [MAX], Final Attack 2
46 – 54 : Final Attack 3
55 – 55 : Final Attack 1 [MAX], Iron Arrow 2
56 – 59 : Iron Arrow 3
60 – 60 : Iron Arrow 1 [MAX], Crossbow Booster 2
61 – 62 : Crossbow Booster 3
63 – 63 : Crossbow Booster 2, Power Knockback 1
64 – 66 : Power Knockback 3
67 – 69 : Focus 3
70 – 70 : Crossbow Mastery 1 [MAX], Focus 2
Summary – Total 121 SP
Crossbow Mastery 20 [MAX] / Crossbow Booster [15/20] / Iron Arrow 30 [MAX]
Final Attack Crossbow 30 [MAX] / Power Knockback [10/20] / Focus +11 / Soul Arrow [5/20]
Reason for this Build

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crossbow-masteryCrossbow Mastery
Increases the crossbow mastery and accuracy. It only applies when a crossbow is in hand.
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Master Level: 20 | Type: Passive
Level 1: +15% crossbow mastery, +1 accuracy
Level 2: +15% crossbow mastery, +2 accuracy
Level 3: +20% crossbow mastery, +3 accuracy
Level 4: +20% crossbow mastery, +4 accuracy
Level 5: +25% crossbow mastery, +5 accuracy
Level 6: +25% crossbow mastery, +6 accuracy
Level 7: +30% crossbow mastery, +7 accuracy
Level 8: +30% crossbow mastery, +8 accuracy
Level 9: +35% crossbow mastery, +9 accuracy
Level 10: +35% crossbow mastery, +10 accuracy
Level 11: +40% crossbow mastery, +11 accuracy
Level 12: +40% crossbow mastery, +12 accuracy
Level 13: +45% crossbow mastery, +13 accuracy
Level 14: +45% crossbow mastery, +14 accuracy
Level 15: +50% crossbow mastery, +15 accuracy
Level 16: +50% crossbow mastery, +16 accuracy
Level 17: +55% crossbow mastery, +17 accuracy
Level 18: +55% crossbow mastery, +18 accuracy
Level 19: +60% crossbow mastery, +19 accuracy
Level 20: +60% crossbow mastery, +20 accuracy

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final-attack-swordFinal Attack : Crossbow
With a certain success rate, another attack follows after performing an attacking skill. Only works with a crossbow in hand.
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Master Level: 30 | Type: Passive | Pre-requisite: Crossbow Mastery Lv. 3
Level 1: 2% success rate, final attack with crossbow damage 105%
Level 2: 4% success rate, final attack with crossbow damage 110%
Level 3: 6% success rate, final attack with crossbow damage 115%
Level 4: 8% success rate, final attack with crossbow damage 120%
Level 5: 10% success rate, final attack with crossbow damage 125%
Level 6: 12% success rate, final attack with crossbow damage 130%
Level 7: 14% success rate, final attack with crossbow damage 135%
Level 8: 16% success rate, final attack with crossbow damage 140%
Level 9: 18% success rate, final attack with crossbow damage 145%
Level 10: 20% success rate, final attack with crossbow damage 150%
Level 11: 22% success rate, final attack with crossbow damage 155%
Level 12: 24% success rate, final attack with crossbow damage 160%
Level 13: 26% success rate, final attack with crossbow damage 165%
Level 14: 28% success rate, final attack with crossbow damage 170%
Level 15: 30% success rate, final attack with crossbow damage 175%
Level 16: 32% success rate, final attack with crossbow damage 180%
Level 17: 34% success rate, final attack with crossbow damage 185%
Level 18: 36% success rate, final attack with crossbow damage 190%
Level 19: 38% success rate, final attack with crossbow damage 195%
Level 20: 40% success rate, final attack with crossbow damage 200%
Level 21: 42% success rate, final attack with crossbow damage 205%
Level 22: 44% success rate, final attack with crossbow damage 210%
Level 23: 46% success rate, final attack with crossbow damage 215%
Level 24: 48% success rate, final attack with crossbow damage 220%
Level 25: 50% success rate, final attack with crossbow damage 225%
Level 26: 52% success rate, final attack with crossbow damage 230%
Level 27: 54% success rate, final attack with crossbow damage 235%
Level 28: 56% success rate, final attack with crossbow damage 240%
Level 29: 58% success rate, final attack with crossbow damage 245%
Level 30: 60% success rate, final attack with crossbow damage 250%

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crossbow-boosterCrossbow Booster
Uses HP and MP to temporarily boost up the attacking speed of the crossbow. It only works with a crossbow in hand.
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Master Level: 20 | Type: Supportive | Pre-requisite: Crossbow Mastery Lv. 5
Level 1: HP -29, MP -29; Increase in crossbow attacking speed for 10 seconds
Level 2: HP -28, MP -28; Increase in crossbow attacking speed for 20 seconds
Level 3: HP -27, MP -27; Increase in crossbow attacking speed for 30 seconds
Level 4: HP -26, MP -26; Increase in crossbow attacking speed for 40 seconds
Level 5: HP -25, MP -25; Increase in crossbow attacking speed for 50 seconds
Level 6: HP -24, MP -24; Increase in crossbow attacking speed for 60 seconds
Level 7: HP -23, MP -23; Increase in crossbow attacking speed for 70 seconds
Level 8: HP -22, MP -22; Increase in crossbow attacking speed for 80 seconds
Level 9: HP -21, MP -21; Increase in crossbow attacking speed for 90 seconds
Level 10: HP -20, MP -20; Increase in crossbow attacking speed for 100 seconds
Level 11: HP -19, MP -19; Increase in crossbow attacking speed for 110 seconds
Level 12: HP -18, MP -18; Increase in crossbow attacking speed for 120 seconds
Level 13: HP -17, MP -17; Increase in crossbow attacking speed for 130 seconds
Level 14: HP -16, MP -16; Increase in crossbow attacking speed for 140 seconds
Level 15: HP -15, MP -15; Increase in crossbow attacking speed for 150 seconds
Level 16: HP -14, MP -14; Increase in crossbow attacking speed for 160 seconds
Level 17: HP -13, MP -13; Increase in crossbow attacking speed for 170 seconds
Level 18: HP -12, MP -12; Increase in crossbow attacking speed for 180 seconds
Level 19: HP -11, MP -11; Increase in crossbow attacking speed for 190 seconds
Level 20: HP -10, MP-10; Increase in crossbow attacking speed for 200 seconds

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power-knock-backPower Knock-Back
Improves the success rate of knocking back the enemies far when swinging the crossbow. The higher the level, the higher the number of enemies the character can knock down.

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Master Level: 20 | Type: Active
Level 1: MP -8; Knock-back +2%, damage 105%, knock-back 2 enemies
Level 2: MP -8; Knock-back +4%, damage 110%, knock-back 2 enemies
Level 3: MP -8; Knock-back +6%, damage 115%, knock-back 2 enemies
Level 4: MP -8; Knock-back +8%, damage 120%, knock-back 2 enemies
Level 5: MP -8; Knock-back +10%, damage 125%, knock-back 2 enemies
Level 6: MP -8; Knock-back +12%, damage 130%, knock-back 3 enemies
Level 7: MP -8; Knock-back +14%, damage 135%, knock-back 3 enemies
Level 8: MP -8; Knock-back +16%, damage 140%, knock-back 3 enemies
Level 9: MP -8; Knock-back +18%, damage 145%, knock-back 3 enemies
Level 10: MP -8; Knock-back +20%, damage 150%, knock-back 3 enemies
Level 11: MP -15; Knock-back +22%, damage 155%, knock-back 4 enemies
Level 12: MP -15; Knock-back +24%, damage 160%, knock-back 4 enemies
Level 13: MP -15; Knock-back +26%, damage 165%, knock-back 4 enemies
Level 14: MP -15; Knock-back +28%, damage 170%, knock-back 4 enemies
Level 15: MP -15; Knock-back +30%, damage 175%, knock-back 4 enemies
Level 16: MP -15; Knock-back +32%, damage 180%, knock-back 5 enemies
Level 17: MP -15; Knock-back +34%, damage 185%, knock-back 5 enemies
Level 18: MP -15; Knock-back +36%, damage 190%, knock-back 5 enemies
Level 19: MP -15; Knock-back +38%, damage 195%, knock-back 5 enemies
Level 20: MP -15; Knock-back +40%, damage 200%, knock-back 6 enemies

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soul-arrowSoul Arrow : Crossbow
Temporarily allows the character to fire crossbow arrows without using up the arrows. Only works with a crossbow in hand.

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Master Level: 20 | Type: Supportive | Pre-requisite: Crossbow Booster Lv. 5
Level 1: MP -15; Attack for 30 seconds without using up an arrow
Level 2: MP -15; Attack for 60 seconds without using up an arrow
Level 3: MP -15; Attack for 90 seconds without using up an arrow
Level 4: MP -15; Attack for 120 seconds without using up an arrow
Level 5: MP -15; Attack for 150 seconds without using up an arrow
Level 6: MP -15; Attack for 180 seconds without using up an arrow
Level 7: MP -15; Attack for 210 seconds without using up an arrow
Level 8: MP -15; Attack for 240 seconds without using up an arrow
Level 9: MP -15; Attack for 270 seconds without using up an arrow
Level 10: MP -15; Attack for 300 seconds without using up an arrow
Level 11: MP -20; Attack for 330 seconds without using up an arrow
Level 12: MP -20; Attack for 360 seconds without using up an arrow
Level 13: MP -20; Attack for 390 seconds without using up an arrow
Level 14: MP -20; Attack for 420 seconds without using up an arrow
Level 15: MP -20; Attack for 450 seconds without using up an arrow
Level 16: MP -20; Attack for 480 seconds without using up an arrow
Level 17: MP -20; Attack for 510 seconds without using up an arrow
Level 18: MP -20; Attack for 540 seconds without using up an arrow
Level 19: MP -20; Attack for 570 seconds without using up an arrow
Level 20: MP -20; Attack for 600 seconds without using up an arrow

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iron-arrow1Iron Arrow
The arrow that’s fired goes through the enemy and damages the ones behind it. The damage decreases for every enemy it goes through, and it can’t damage more than 6 at once. Only works with a crossbow in hand.

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Master Level: 30 | Type: Active
Level 1: MP -23, damage 122%
Level 2: MP -23, damage 124%
Level 3: MP -23, damage 126%
Level 4: MP -23, damage 128%
Level 5: MP -23, damage 130%
Level 6: MP -24, damage 132%
Level 7: MP -24, damage 134%
Level 8: MP -24, damage 136%
Level 9: MP -24, damage 138%
Level 10: MP -24, damage 140%
Level 11: MP -25, damage 142%
Level 12: MP -25, damage 144%
Level 13: MP -25, damage 146%
Level 14: MP -25, damage 148%
Level 15: MP -25, damage 150%
Level 16: MP -26, damage 152%
Level 17: MP -26, damage 154%
Level 18: MP -26, damage 156%
Level 19: MP -26, damage 158%
Level 20: MP -26, damage 160%
Level 21: MP -27, damage 162%
Level 22: MP -27, damage 164%
Level 23: MP -27, damage 166%
Level 24: MP -27, damage 168%
Level 25: MP -27, damage 170%
Level 26: MP -28, damage 172%
Level 27: MP -28, damage 174%
Level 28: MP -28, damage 176%
Level 29: MP -28, damage 178%
Level 30: MP -28; Damage 180%

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  1. Shiny
    22/11/2010 at 2:15 pm

    focus = useless for me
    if normal fight boss gt prz or bs bless us
    so it can replace it
    and the sp left can add other skill

  2. Kevin
    10/07/2010 at 12:53 am

    Lvl 1 Iron Arrow uses -25 MP

  3. xMSniper
    06/07/2010 at 7:09 am

    Final Attack is simply for people who doesn’t care if they don’t max Soul Arrow:Xbow, Xbow Booster and Focus. This just means that they will level faster then other Xbowman.

  4. xMSniper
    06/07/2010 at 7:06 am

    Go with this build. Reason is build it allows faster training and more mobbing damage:

    Max Iron Arrow(Level 30-39ish)For mobbing.
    Max Crossbow Mastery (39-42-ish) for a slighter stable damage.
    5 on Xbow Booster and 5 on Soul Arrow:Xbow
    Divide the Skill Points equally between Xbow Booster and Soul Arrow:Xbow.
    After Max PowerKnockBack. You would have some spare SP this would go into Focus for Mastery.

  5. Banebiter
    15/04/2010 at 3:17 am

    this is what i was thinking [MAX] Iron arrow, Crossbow Mastery at 19, Crossbow booster 19, soul arrow 10, and I’m not sure to add final attack or MAX knock-back.
    help plz.

  6. zTrueGhost
    14/04/2010 at 12:02 pm

    y nid up focus? focus i tink less to use!!

  7. Banebiter
    13/04/2010 at 2:26 am

    is it useful to put sp on final attack, i heard it was useless but im unsure

  1. 15/09/2008 at 10:48 pm

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