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Title: MapleStory 2nd Job Bowman – Hunter Skills, Hunter 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 Hunter.

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:
Hunter shoots much faster than Crossbowman. Some players choose Hunter because of 4th Job Skill (Storm of Arrow aka Hurricane), some chose this because the Bow does not cover their face, and etc.

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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Hunter Common Skill Build
30 – 30 : Arrow Bomb 1
31 – 36 : Bow Mastery 3
37 – 37 : Bow Mastery 1, Bow Booster 2
38 – 38 : Bow Booster 3
39 – 39 : Bow Booster 1, Soul Arrow 2
40 – 40 : Soul Arrow 1, Final Attack Bow 2
41 – 49 : Final Attack Bow 3
50 – 50 : Final Attack Bow 1 [MAX], Arrow Bomb 2
51 – 54 : Arrow Bomb 3
55 – 58 : Save SP (Skill Points)
59 – 59 : Arrow Bomb 15 [MAX] [Use Saved SP Here!]
60 – 63 : Bow Booster 3
64 – 64 : Bow Booster 2 [MAX], Soul Arrow 1
65 – 69 : Soul Arrow
70 – 70 : Soul Arrow 2 [MAX], Free 1 SP
Summary – Total 121 SP
Bow Mastery [19/20] / Bow Booster 20 [MAX] / Soul Arrow 20 [MAX] / Arrow Bomb 30 [MAX]
Final Attack 30 [MAX] / Power Knock Back [0/20]
Reason for this Build
Add 1 SP (Skill Point) into Arrow Bomb so you can play with it, to lure mobs, or kill low level monsters. Bow Mastery is maxed till Level 19, not Level 20. It is because the last level only adds accuracy which Bowman have tons of it gained through DEX (Dexterity). Bow Mastery is given first priority because it raises your min (minimum) damage from 10% to 60%. This allows you to deal stable damage! Add 6 Bow Booster to activate Soul Arrow (min 5 SP into Booster), so you have 1 minute of extra shooting speed. Soul Arrow is added so it will be much more convenient to not bring any arrows along! Saves your inventory space and less hassle to loot/purchase arrows. 3 SP of Soul Arrow provides 1.5 minutes buff. Final Attack is added right after Bow Mastery so you have an automatic shot (Free Shot). It gives you an extra attack at split second base on the chances. It’s pretty useful as it saves MP Potion. Final Attack + Double Shot works best on single target. You could either max Arrow Bomb first then Final Attack later, its up to you! It depends on where you train. If you decide to train on mobs, then max Arrow Bomb, then Final Attack later. Once all the cores are maxed, then you could add the remaining SP (Skill Points) into Bow Booster, Soul Arrow, Focus (1st Job Bowman Skill), etc.

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

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

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bow-boosterBow Booster
Uses HP and MP to temporarily boost up the attacking speed of the bow. It only works with a bow in hand.
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Master Level: 20 | Type: Supportive | Pre-requisite: Bow Mastery Lv. 5
Level 1: HP -29, MP -29; Increase in bow attacking speed for 10 seconds
Level 2: HP -28, MP -28; Increase in bow attacking speed for 20 seconds
Level 3: HP -27, MP -27; Increase in bow attacking speed for 30 seconds
Level 4: HP -26, MP -26; Increase in bow attacking speed for 40 seconds
Level 5: HP -25, MP -25; Increase in bow attacking speed for 50 seconds
Level 6: HP -24, MP -24; Increase in bow attacking speed for 60 seconds
Level 7: HP -23, MP -23; Increase in bow attacking speed for 70 seconds
Level 8: HP -22, MP -22; Increase in bow attacking speed for 80 seconds
Level 9: HP -21, MP -21; Increase in bow attacking speed for 90 seconds
Level 10: HP -20, MP -20; Increase in bow attacking speed for 100 seconds
Level 11: HP -19, MP -19; Increase in bow attacking speed for 110 seconds
Level 12: HP -18, MP -18; Increase in bow attacking speed for 120 seconds
Level 13: HP -17, MP -17; Increase in bow attacking speed for 130 seconds
Level 14: HP -16, MP -16; Increase in bow attacking speed for 140 seconds
Level 15: HP -15, MP -15; Increase in bow attacking speed for 150 seconds
Level 16: HP -14, MP -14; Increase in bow attacking speed for 160 seconds
Level 17: HP -13, MP -13; Increase in bow attacking speed for 170 seconds
Level 18: HP -12, MP -12; Increase in bow attacking speed for 180 seconds
Level 19: HP -11, MP -11; Increase in bow attacking speed for 190 seconds
Level 20: HP -10, MP-10; Increase in bow 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 bow. 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 : Bow
Temporarily allows the character to fire bow arrows without using up the arrows. Only works with a bow in hand.

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Master Level: 20 | Type: Supportive | Pre-requisite: Bow 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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arrow-bombArrow Bomb
Fires arrows with bombs attached to it. If struck cleanly, the bomb explodes on the enemy, knocking out some of the enemies around with a certain success rate. Can’t attack more than 6 at once, and it only works with a bow in hand.

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Master Level: 30 | Type: Active
Level 1: MP -14; Stunner 31%, damage 72%
Level 2: MP -14; Stunner 32%, damage 74%
Level 3: MP -14; Stunner 33%, damage 76%
Level 4: MP -14; Stunner 34%, damage 78%
Level 5: MP -14; Stunner 35%, damage 80%
Level 6: MP -14; Stunner 36%, damage 82%
Level 7: MP -14; Stunner 37%, damage 84%
Level 8: MP -14; Stunner 38%, damage 86%
Level 9: MP -14; Stunner 39%, damage 88%
Level 10: MP -14; Stunner 40%, damage 90%
Level 11: MP -14; Stunner 41%, damage 92%
Level 12: MP -14; Stunner 42%, damage 94%
Level 13: MP -14; Stunner 43%, damage 96%
Level 14: MP -14; Stunner 44%, damage 98%
Level 15: MP -14; Stunner 45%, damage 100%
Level 16: MP -28; Stunner 46%, damage 102%
Level 17: MP -28; Stunner 47%, damage 104%
Level 18: MP -28; Stunner 48%, damage 106%
Level 19: MP -28; Stunner 49%, damage 108%
Level 20: MP -28; Stunner 50%, damage 110%
Level 21: MP -28; Stunner 51%, damage 112%
Level 22: MP -28; Stunner 52%, damage 114%
Level 23: MP -28; Stunner 53%, damage 116%
Level 24: MP -28; Stunner 54%, damage 118%
Level 25: MP -28; Stunner 55%, damage 120%
Level 26: MP -28; Stunner 56%, damage 122%
Level 27: MP -28; Stunner 57%, damage 124%
Level 28: MP -28; Stunner 58%, damage 126%
Level 29: MP -28; Stunner 59%, damage 128%
Level 30: MP -28; Stunner 60%, damage 130%

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  1. Ivan Chin
    15/11/2011 at 8:51 am

    Ayumilove can you say it clearlly i not quite understand

  2. NoobPerson
    24/11/2010 at 1:50 am

    actually i am a ranger now…lv75..
    my hunter skill build is PKB ( max ) , Arrow Bomb ( max ) , Soul Arrow ( max ) , Bow Booster ( max ) , Bow Mastery ( max ) and i never up Final Attack…so i save the skill point at Bowman skill ( Focus )…thas all…plz rate ty

  3. nameless
    22/08/2010 at 12:44 pm

    nameless :

    bt i c those kms videos fa can use in hurricane..it can be an additional damage…n i think no nid to up pkb ba..pkb oso n\nt veli gud nia…smetime canot knock back…

  4. nameless
    22/08/2010 at 12:43 pm

    bt i c those kms veideo fa can use in hurricane..it can be a additional damage…n i think no nid to up pkb ba..pkb oso n\nt veli gud nia…smetime canot knock back…

  5. blablabla
    15/07/2010 at 11:30 am

    i think should max the bow mastery as when 4th job bow expert require max mastery so should be add max?
    i think this way bah bow expert is verii important

  6. justin
    16/05/2010 at 10:04 am

    final attack is completely useless i rather maxed PKB

  7. Misha
    20/04/2010 at 8:45 pm

    Anyone know if FA works on any of the 4th Job skills for bow-master? like Hurricane (Arrow Storm).

  8. CKarrow
    05/03/2010 at 5:47 pm

    Newsprite :

    ivan :
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    wah.. funny la all.. PKB also nid up? when u 4th job u already have dragon’s breath still nid pkb? zzz.. funny.. i agree with ayumi’s build..

    Your logic is flawed… if everyone thinks like you, no one would bother adding FA since you get strafe in 3rd job and it replaces double shot + FA.
    If you aren’t gonna max FA and PKB at all, what are you gonna add after maxing the rest of the 2nd job skills? Focus? Arrow blow?

    I totally agree, final blow has so many disadvantages, and the points can go to focus, cause a lil more avoid is very useful for a non-much hp job, plus if you have a high lvl char, it increases even more you avoid, so its worth it.

  9. AC
    17/02/2010 at 3:08 am

    Yea, put up a FA-less build for those who dont know.

  10. ArcherPro
    30/01/2010 at 9:28 am

    Final Attack Disrupts Firing and Knockback patterns. IT DOESN’T EVEN WORK WITH 3RD JOB SKILLS! if you have remaining sp you should max out focus since it gives +1 accuracy AND +1 avoidability per level. If you put 1 sp onto final attack, you character is completely screwed. A 2% chance for 105% damage only? You will regret once you start mobbing. Inconsistency disrupt knock back and hold mobs off. Stats should be:

    Mastery: MAXED
    Arrow Bomb: MAXED
    PKB: MAXED (Very useful when caught in mobs)
    Soul Arrow: MAXED
    Booster: MAXED

    12 remaining sp should go into focus.

    P.S

    Dragons Breathe requires minimum range to fire where are PKB is a little like aran with +40% chance to knock back at max

    Thanks

  11. Newsprite
    03/01/2010 at 4:39 am

    ivan :

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    wah.. funny la all.. PKB also nid up? when u 4th job u already have dragon’s breath still nid pkb? zzz.. funny.. i agree with ayumi’s build..

    Your logic is flawed… if everyone thinks like you, no one would bother adding FA since you get strafe in 3rd job and it replaces double shot + FA.

    If you aren’t gonna max FA and PKB at all, what are you gonna add after maxing the rest of the 2nd job skills? Focus? Arrow blow?

  12. ivan
    03/01/2010 at 1:11 am

    wah.. funny la all.. PKB also nid up? when u 4th job u already have dragon’s breath still nid pkb? zzz.. funny.. i agree with ayumi’s build..

  13. Newsprite
    01/01/2010 at 10:15 am

    Guys, this is just 1 possible SP build for a hunter. Other possible builds include leaving booster and soul arrow at lvl 15 and 5 respectively to max out power knockback and FA (I dislike the idea of leaving PKB at lvl 1), and another popular build is to leave out FA to max all other 2nd job skills.

    And btw… there’s a calculation error for your guide, Ayumi. The lvl 70-70 part should be “70 – 70 : Soul Arrow 1 [MAX], Free 2 SP”.

  14. Jack
    01/01/2010 at 2:53 am

    Jango :

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    I was told that you shouldn’t even get Final Attack Bow because it is pointless when mobbing. I was told this by a few people. I think you should put up a secondary build which doesn’t include Final Attack Bow.

    i actually kinda agree i was told that Final Attack you dont even bother with cuz it doesnt help much. Yes it gives u a chance 2 do another much stornger attack but Bomb Arrow,Soul Arrow,Bow Booster and Bow mastery are the essentials. So you only put it 1 sp on t and nothing else

    Basically what i’m saying is Final attack is a waste of sp, for when ur against a mad mob bomb arrow is your lifeline, along with power KB(dont know what to do with power KB yet only havrit a lvl 1)

  15. Isaac
    03/12/2009 at 5:34 pm

    @jango
    I dont agree with you. FA ftw!

  16. Jango
    27/05/2009 at 3:40 pm

    I was told that you shouldn’t even get Final Attack Bow because it is pointless when mobbing. I was told this by a few people. I think you should put up a secondary build which doesn’t include Final Attack Bow.

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