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MapleStory Ranger Skills + Skill Build


Title: MapleStory 3rd Job Bowman – Ranger Skills, Sniper Skill Build (Skill Allocation) with Explanation!
Useful Link: View all MapleStory 3rd job questions and answers here.

Requirement: Level 70
Go to El Nath – Chief Residence and speak to Rene. After talking to Rene, head back to Victoria Island and talk to Athena Pierce which is located in Henesys. Next, find the Door of Dimension located at Sleepy Dungeon V and it’ll bring you to “The Path of the Glittering Crystal”. Walk until the end of the path and enter the portal to defeat the wiseman’s dark side to obtain the Black Charm. Return to Athena Pierce and exchange the Black Charm for a Necklace of Strength. Return to El Nath after that and give the item to Rene. Head on to the Holy Ground at the Snowfield (Sharp Cliff II). 1 Dark Crystal is requirred to answer 5 questions to obtain the Necklace of Wisdom. Again, head back to Rene in El Nath and give her the Necklace of Wisdom.

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:
Ranger have unique skills such as Fire Shot that can burns monsters like Fire/Poison Magician. Fire Shot is much more powerful than Ice Shot in terms of damage but does not have any effect. 3rd Job Bowman have puppet to avoid monster targetting them, have mob skill for close-combat and a unique skill called Strafe that does not activate Final Attack.

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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Ranger Skill Build
Recommended for training at places where you kill each monster one by one.
70 – 70 : Strafe 1
71 – 79 : Strafe 3
80 – 80 : Strafe 2 [MAX], Mortal Blow 1
81 – 81 : Mortal Blow 3
82 – 82 : Mortal Blow 1, Arrow Rain 2
83 – 91 : Arrow Rain 3
92 – 92 : Arrow Rain 1 [MAX], Puppet 2
93 – 93 : Puppet 3
094 – 103 : Silver Hawk 3 [MAX] [Useful at “Black Squids” and death teddies]
104 – 112 : Fire Shot 3
113 – 117 : Puppet 3 [MAX]
118 – 120 : Mortal Blow 3 or Thrust 3
Summary – Total 151 SP
Arrow Rain 30 [MAX] / Fire Shot [27/30] / Silver Hawk 30 [MAX] / Mortal Blow 14
Puppet 20 [MAX] / Strafe 30 [MAX] / Thrust 0
Reasons for this build
Strafe is added first to be able to deal massive damage to 1 monster at a time. 5 SP added into Mortal Blow to activate AOE (area of effect) skill which is Arrow Rain. With 2 primary skills, you could train/snipe at any type of platforms (far for strafe and close AOE for arrow rain) Puppet is added to allow you to train places where there are no sniping areas so you need to divert monster attention. Silver Hawk is added later to allow you to train effectively on black squids and death teddies. The remaining SP is added to Fire Shot (far range AOE attack). You could channel some SP from Fire Shot to Mortal Blow for higher chances to attack in close-combat and Thrust to gain additional movement speed if you lack of speed equipments or do not have a riding hog/mane.

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thrustThrust (more info)
Boosts up the moving speed. An optional skill. Most players do not max this as they could gain additional movement speed by riding the hog (obtained via hog quest) or through wearing speed equipments.

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Master Level: 20 | Type: Passive
Level 1: Speed +2
Level 2: Speed +4
Level 3: Speed +6
Level 4: Speed +8
Level 5: Speed +10
Level 6: Speed +12
Level 7: Speed +14
Level 8: Speed +16
Level 9: Speed +18
Level 10: Speed +20
Level 11: Speed +21
Level 12: Speed +22
Level 13: Speed +23
Level 14: Speed +24
Level 15: Speed +25
Level 16: Speed +26
Level 17: Speed +27
Level 18: Speed +28
Level 19: Speed +29
Level 20: Speed +30

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mortal-blowMortal Blow (more info)
For a certain rate, allows you to fire crossbow arrows even at a very close range. Even kills a monster with one shot every once in a while. Most players max this or leave this skill at level 15 to add the additional 5 more SP to thrust.

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Master Level: 20 | Type: Passive
Level 1: 32% success rate, basic attack 110%; kills monster with HP at 20% or lower at 1% success rate
Level 2: 34% success rate, basic attack 120%; kills monster with HP at 23% or lower at 1% success rate
Level 3: 36% success rate, basic attack 130%; kills monster with HP at 23% or lower at 2% success rate
Level 4: 38% success rate, basic attack 140%; kills monster with HP at 26% or lower at 2% success rate
Level 5: 40% success rate, basic attack 150%; kills monster with HP at 26% or lower at 3% success rate
Level 6: 42% success rate, basic attack 160%; kills monster with HP at 29% or lower at 3% success rate
Level 7: 44% success rate, basic attack 170%; kills monster with HP at 29% or lower at 4% success rate
Level 8: 46% success rate, basic attack 180%; kills monster with HP at 32% or lower at 4% success rate
Level 9: 48% success rate, basic attack 190%; kills monster with HP at 32% or lower at 5% success rate
Level 10: 50% success rate, basic attack 200%; kills monster with HP at 35% or lower at 5% success rate
Level 11: 52% success rate, basic attack 205%; kills monster with HP at 35% or lower at 6% success rate
Level 12: 54% success rate, basic attack 210%; kills monster with HP at 38% or lower at 6% success rate
Level 13: 56% success rate, basic attack 215%; kills monster with HP at 38% or lower at 7% success rate
Level 14: 58% success rate, basic attack 220%; kills monster with HP at 41% or lower at 7% success rate
Level 15: 60% success rate, basic attack 225%; kills monster with HP at 41% or lower at 8% success rate
Level 16: 62% success rate, basic attack 230%; kills monster with HP at 44% or lower at 8% success rate
Level 17: 64% success rate, basic attack 235%; kills monster with HP at 44% or lower at 9% success rate
Level 18: 66% success rate, basic attack 240%; kills monster with HP at 47% or lower at 9% success rate
Level 19: 68% success rate, basic attack 245%; kills monster with HP at 47% or lower at 10% success rate
Level 20: 70% success rate, basic attack 250%; kills monster with HP at 50% or lower at 10% success rate

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puppetPuppet (more info)
Summons a puppet (your other self) for a certain amount of time. While the puppet is around, the monsters will attack the puppet, not you. You will need to provoke the monster first then only summon puppet to divert the monster attention! In short, you need to [LURE –> CAST –> KILL]. There are many guides on placing the puppet. For example, above the monster head where they could not attack with range (magic attack) or place it behind you while you knockback the monster away from your puppet.

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Master Level: 20 | Type: Support
Level 1: MP -23; Summon doll of 500 HP for 5 seconds
Level 2: MP -23; Summon doll of 600 HP for 5 seconds
Level 3: MP -23; Summon doll of 700 HP for 10 seconds
Level 4: MP -23; Summon doll of 800 HP for 10 seconds
Level 5: MP -23; Summon doll of 900 HP for 10 seconds
Level 6: MP -26; Summon doll of 1000 HP for 20 seconds
Level 7: MP -26; Summon doll of 1200 HP for 20 seconds
Level 8: MP -26; Summon doll of 1400 HP for 20 seconds
Level 9: MP -26; Summon doll of 1600 HP for 30 seconds
Level 10: MP -26; Summon doll of 1800 HP for 30 seconds
Level 11: MP -29; Summon doll of 2000 HP for 30 seconds
Level 12: MP -29; Summon doll of 2400 HP for 40 seconds
Level 13: MP -29; Summon doll of 2800 HP for 40 seconds
Level 14: MP -29; Summon doll of 3200 HP for 40 seconds
Level 15: MP -29; Summon doll of 3600 HP for 50 seconds
Level 16: MP -32; Summon doll of 4000 HP for 50 seconds
Level 17: MP -32; Summon doll of 4500 HP for 50 seconds
Level 18: MP -32; Summon doll of 5000 HP for 60 seconds
Level 19: MP -32; Summon doll of 5500 HP for 60 seconds
Level 20: MP -32; Summon doll of 6000 HP for 60 seconds

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fire-shotFire Shot (more info)
Uses fire-based arrows to attack up to 6 monsters at once. Only works when equipped with a bow.

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Master Level: 30 | Type: Active
Level 1: MP -20; Attack power 50% with fire attribute
Level 2: MP -20; Attack power 55% with fire attribute
Level 3: MP -20; Attack power 60% with fire attribute
Level 4: MP -20; Attack power 65% with fire attribute
Level 5: MP -20; Attack power 70% with fire attribute
Level 6: MP -20; Attack power 75% with fire attribute
Level 7: MP -20; Attack power 80% with fire attribute
Level 8: MP -20; Attack power 85% with fire attribute
Level 9: MP -20; Attack power 90% with fire attribute
Level 10: MP -20; Attack power 95% with fire attribute
Level 11: MP -25; Attack power 100% with fire attribute
Level 12: MP -25; Attack power 103% with fire attribute
Level 13: MP -25; Attack power 106% with fire attribute
Level 14: MP -25; Attack power 109% with fire attribute
Level 15: MP -25; Attack power 112% with fire attribute
Level 16: MP -25; Attack power 115% with fire attribute
Level 17: MP -25; Attack power 118% with fire attribute
Level 18: MP -25; Attack power 121% with fire attribute
Level 19: MP -25; Attack power 124% with fire attribute
Level 20: MP -25; Attack power 127% with fire attribute
Level 21: MP -30; Attack power 130% with fire attribute
Level 22: MP -30; Attack power 133% with fire attribute
Level 23: MP -30; Attack power 136% with fire attribute
Level 24: MP -30; Attack power 139% with fire attribute
Level 25: MP -30; Attack power 142% with fire attribute
Level 26: MP -30; Attack power 144% with fire attribute
Level 27: MP -30; Attack power 146% with fire attribute
Level 28: MP -30; Attack power 148% with fire attribute
Level 29: MP -30; Attack power 149% with fire attribute
Level 30: MP -30; Attack power 150% with fire attribute

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arrow-rainArrow Rain (more info)
Fires a number of arrows into the sky, attacking up to 6 monsters at once on its way down. Only available when equipped with a bow. Great for mobbing low level monsters to farm meso or to clear massive spawn around you to get some space to use your primary attacking skills (Strafe/Storm of Arrow/etc)

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Master Level: 30 | Type: Active
Level 1: MP -18; Basic attack 60%
Level 2: MP -18; Basic attack 65%
Level 3: MP -18; Basic attack 70%
Level 4: MP -18; Basic attack 75%
Level 5: MP -18; Basic attack 80%
Level 6: MP -18; Basic attack 85%
Level 7: MP -18; Basic attack 90%
Level 8: MP -18; Basic attack 95%
Level 9: MP -18; Basic attack 100%
Level 10: MP -18; Basic attack 105%
Level 11: MP -23; Basic attack 110%
Level 12: MP -23; Basic attack 113%
Level 13: MP -23; Basic attack 116%
Level 14: MP -23; Basic attack 119%
Level 15: MP -23; Basic attack 122%
Level 16: MP -23; Basic attack 125%
Level 17: MP -23; Basic attack 128%
Level 18: MP -23; Basic attack 131%
Level 19: MP -23; Basic attack 134%
Level 20: MP -23; Basic attack 137%
Level 21: MP -23; Basic attack 140%
Level 22: MP -28; Basic attack 143%
Level 23: MP -28; Basic attack 146%
Level 24: MP -28; Basic attack 149%
Level 25: MP -28; Basic attack 152%
Level 26: MP -28; Basic attack 154%
Level 27: MP -28; Basic attack 156%
Level 28: MP -28; Basic attack 158%
Level 29: MP -28; Basic attack 159%
Level 30: MP -28; Basic attack 160%

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silver-hawkSilver Hawk (more info)
Summons a silver hawk. The hawk will be hovering around you, attacking monsters nearby.

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Master Level: 30 | Type: Active | Pre-requisite: Puppet Lv 5 and consume 1 Summoning Rock
Level 1: MP -32; summons a hawk that attacks 13 times in 103 secs; 50% success rate of stunning
Level 2: MP -34; summons a hawk that attacks 16 times in 106 secs; 53% success rate of stunning
Level 3: MP -36; summons a hawk that attacks 19 times in 109 secs; 56% success rate of stunning
Level 4: MP -38; summons a hawk that attacks 22 times in 112 secs; 59% success rate of stunning
Level 5: MP -40; summons a hawk that attacks 25 times in 115 secs; 62% success rate of stunning
Level 6: MP -42; summons a hawk that attacks 28 times in 118 secs; 65% success rate of stunning
Level 7: MP -44; summons a hawk that attacks 31 times in 121 secs; 68% success rate of stunning
Level 8: MP -46; summons a hawk that attacks 34 times in 124 secs; 71% success rate of stunning
Level 9: MP -48; summons a hawk that attacks 37 times in 127 secs; 74% success rate of stunning
Level 10: MP -50; summons a hawk that attacks 40 times in 130 secs; 77% success rate of stunning
Level 11: MP -52; summons a hawk that attacks 42 times in 133 secs; 80% success rate of stunning
Level 12: MP -54; summons a hawk that attacks 44 times in 136 secs; 82% success rate of stunning
Level 13: MP -56; summons a hawk that attacks 46 times in 139 secs; 84% success rate of stunning
Level 14: MP -58; summons a hawk that attacks 48 times in 142 secs; 86% success rate of stunning
Level 15: MP -60; summons a hawk that attacks 50 times in 145 secs; 88% success rate of stunning
Level 16: MP -62; summons a hawk that attacks 52 times in 148 secs; 90% success rate of stunning
Level 17: MP -64; summons a hawk that attacks 54 times in 151 secs; 91% success rate of stunning
Level 18: MP -66; summons a hawk that attacks 56 times in 154 secs; 92% success rate of stunning
Level 19: MP -68; summons a hawk that attacks 58 times in 157 secs; 93% success rate of stunning
Level 20: MP -70; summons a hawk that attacks 60 times in 160 secs; 94% success rate of stunning
Level 21: MP -71; summons a hawk that attacks 61 times in 162 secs; 95% success rate of stunning
Level 22: MP -72; summons a hawk that attacks 62 times in 164 secs; 95% success rate of stunning
Level 23: MP -73; summons a hawk that attacks 63 times in 166 secs; 96% success rate of stunning
Level 24: MP -74; summons a hawk that attacks 64 times in 168 secs; 96% success rate of stunning
Level 25: MP -75; summons a hawk that attacks 65 times in 170 secs; 97% success rate of stunning
Level 26: MP -76; summons a hawk that attacks 66 times in 172 secs; 97% success rate of stunning
Level 27: MP -77; summons a hawk that attacks 67 times in 174 secs; 98% success rate of stunning
Level 28: MP -78; summons a hawk that attacks 68 times in 176 secs; 98% success rate of stunning
Level 29: MP -79; summons a hawk that attacks 69 times in 178 secs; 99% success rate of stunning
Level 30: MP -80; summons a hawk that attacks 70 times in 180 secs; 99% success rate of stunning

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strafeStrafe (more info)
Fires 4 arrows at an enemy.

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Master Level: 30 | Type: Active
Level 1: MP -26; Basic attack 52%, attack 4 times
Level 2: MP -26; Basic attack 54%, attack 4 times
Level 3: MP -26; Basic attack 56%, attack 4 times
Level 4: MP -26; Basic attack 58%, attack 4 times
Level 5: MP -26; Basic attack 60%, attack 4 times
Level 6: MP -26; Basic attack 62%, attack 4 times
Level 7: MP -26; Basic attack 64%, attack 4 times
Level 8: MP -26; Basic attack 66%, attack 4 times
Level 9: MP -26; Basic attack 68%, attack 4 times
Level 10: MP -26; Basic attack 70%, attack 4 times
Level 11: MP -26; Basic attack 72%, attack 4 times
Level 12: MP -26; Basic attack 74%, attack 4 times
Level 13: MP -26; Basic attack 76%, attack 4 times
Level 14: MP -26; Basic attack 78%, attack 4 times
Level 15: MP -26; Basic attack 80%, attack 4 times
Level 16: MP -32; Basic attack 82%, attack 4 times
Level 17: MP -32; Basic attack 84%, attack 4 times
Level 18: MP -32; Basic attack 86%, attack 4 times
Level 19: MP -32; Basic attack 88%, attack 4 times
Level 20: MP -32; Basic attack 90%, attack 4 times
Level 21: MP -32; Basic attack 91%, attack 4 times
Level 22: MP -32; Basic attack 92%, attack 4 times
Level 23: MP -32; Basic attack 93%, attack 4 times
Level 24: MP -32; Basic attack 94%, attack 4 times
Level 25: MP -32; Basic attack 95%, attack 4 times
Level 26: MP -32; Basic attack 96%, attack 4 times
Level 27: MP -32; Basic attack 97%, attack 4 times
Level 28: MP -32; Basic attack 98%, attack 4 times
Level 29: MP -32; Basic attack 99%, attack 4 times
Level 30: MP -32; Basic attack 100%, attack 4 times

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Reference / Credits to…
SteJoe’s *~ultimate guide to PUPPET ~*

  1. niggahater
    09/05/2011 at 8:52 pm

    thumbs up for NAZI POWER

  2. phytonsnake
    03/05/2011 at 12:56 pm

    (yes im the same person before)….The reason for FIRE SHOT is mainly for luring as it won’t stun. I figured that out with some help =D

    Strategy:
    1st step-Find a MOB of monsters.
    2nd step-Fire your FIRE SHOT
    3rd step-Summon PUPPET/Stand on a ledge and ARROW RAIN if you don’t have it.

  3. 123
    14/09/2010 at 2:02 am

    FS now has burning effect, like poison
    i prefer FS rather then thrust, and since that they are gonna make thrust max lvl 10
    but still giving the same speed, which is awesome!

  4. sergio
    12/09/2010 at 2:56 pm

    I rather prefer the basilmarket guide and plus thrust will be more useful that fire shot since there are very little training spots with fire weak monsters that are good to train at instead i recommend 10 thrust and 17 fire shot because after 10 waste of sp

  5. Hi
    10/08/2010 at 3:53 pm

    Why Fire Shot? You already have Arrow bomb.
    And FS can’t stun

  6. phytonsnake
    21/04/2010 at 6:26 am

    ( yes it’s phyton not python)…I am currently a ranger and I want to share a new skill build with you F6…
    lvl 70 -> 1 strafe(1)
    lvl 71 – 72 ->5 mortal blow(5)and 1 arrow rain(1)
    lvl 73 -> 1 inferno/fire shot..and 3 arrow rain(4)

    Keep on maxing arrow rain, it’ll help in some mob-crowded places(I train at mp3(mysterious path 3, available to MSSEA)after that max your strafe.the rest is up to you…

    But in the end, you should have; 30 strafe(maxed), 30 arrow rain(maxed), 21 inferno/fire shot, 30 silver hawk(maxed), 20 puppet(maxed), 20 mortal blow(maxed), 0 thrust…ty~

  7. 1234
    26/11/2009 at 6:27 am

    no 4th job?

  8. JipspeeltMS
    04/05/2009 at 8:54 pm

    Hey dont u think that AR is handy’er then Arrow Bomb and is mortal blow usefully?

  9. 09/10/2008 at 11:00 pm

    ranger skill build with its SP allocation completed!

  1. 09/10/2008 at 11:17 pm
  2. 19/09/2008 at 12:13 pm

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