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MapleStory Sniper Skills + Skill Build


Title: MapleStory 3rd Job Bowman – Sniper 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:
Sniper have unique skills such as Ice Shot (aka Blizzard) that can freeze monsters like Ice/Lightning Magician. 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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Sniper Skill Build
Recommended for training at places where you kill each monster one by one.
70 – 70 : Ice Shot 1 [To freeze enemy]
71 – 80 : Strafe 3 [MAX]
81 – 81 : Mortal Blow 3 [Arrow Erruption requires 5 Mortal Blow to be enabled!]
82 – 82 : Mortal Blow 2, Arrow Erruption 1
83 – 85 : Arrow Erruption 3
86 – 88 : Ice Shot 3
89 – 89 : Ice Shot 1, Puppet 2
90 – 90 : Puppet 3
91 – 91 : Arrow Erruption 2, Puppet 1
92 – 97 : Arrow Erruption 3 [MAX]
98 – 99 : Puppet 3
100 – 102 : Ice Shot 3
103 – 103 : Ice Shot 1, Golden Eagle 2
104 – 109 : Golden Eagle 3
110 – 110 : Golden Eagle 1, Puppet 2
111 – 112 : Puppet 3 [MAX]
113 – 115 : Golden Eagle 3 [MAX]
116 – 118 : Mortal Blow 3
119 – 119 : Mortal Blow 1, Thrust 2
120 – 120 : Thrust 3
Summary – Total 151 SP
Arrow Erruption 30 [MAX] / Ice Shot 21 [MAX] / Golden Eagle 30 [MAX] / Mortal Blow 15
Puppet 20 [MAX] / Strafe 30 [MAX] / Thrust 5
Reasons for this build
This build is suitable for soloing 1 monster at a time in the early stage with strafe skill! Ice Strike is added first for the short freeze, and Strafe enables you to train at places like coolie zombies, Showa Street. Arrow Erruption is then added during level 8x training for mobbing. Ice Strike is added till level 21 for an extra longer freeze. (3 seconds!)

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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! 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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ice-shotIce Shot / Ice Strike / Blizzard (more info)
Uses ice-based arrows to attack up to 6 monsters at once. Only works when equipped with a crossbow. Good for freezing monsters like Ice/Lightning Magician! Most players place at least 21 SP (skill points) into Ice Shot to get the max freeze duration (3 seconds freeze status)

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Master Level: 30 | Type: Active
Level 1: MP -20; Attack power 100%, freezes enemy for 1 second
Level 2: MP -20; Attack power 102%, freezes enemy for 1 second
Level 3: MP -20; Attack power 104%, freezes enemy for 1 second
Level 4: MP -20; Attack power 106%, freezes enemy for 1 second
Level 5: MP -20; Attack power 108%, freezes enemy for 1 second
Level 6: MP -20; Attack power 110%, freezes enemy for 1 second
Level 7: MP -20; Attack power 112%, freezes enemy for 1 second
Level 8: MP -20; Attack power 114%, freezes enemy for 1 second
Level 9: MP -20; Attack power 116%, freezes enemy for 1 second
Level 10: MP -20; Attack power 118%, freezes enemy for 1 second
Level 11: MP -25; Attack power 120%, freezes enemy for 2 seconds
Level 12: MP -25; Attack power 122%, freezes enemy for 2 seconds
Level 13: MP -25; Attack power 124%, freezes enemy for 2 seconds
Level 14: MP -25; Attack power 126%, freezes enemy for 2 seconds
Level 15: MP -25; Attack power 128%, freezes enemy for 2 seconds
Level 16: MP -25; Attack power 130%, freezes enemy for 2 seconds
Level 17: MP -25; Attack power 131%, freezes enemy for 2 seconds
Level 18: MP -25; Attack power 132%, freezes enemy for 2 seconds
Level 19: MP -25; Attack power 133%, freezes enemy for 2 seconds
Level 20: MP -25; Attack power 134%, freezes enemy for 2 seconds
Level 21: MP -30; Attack power 135%, freezes enemy for 3 seconds
Level 22: MP -30; Attack power 136%, freezes enemy for 3 seconds
Level 23: MP -30; Attack power 136%, freezes enemy for 3 seconds
Level 24: MP -30; Attack power 137%, freezes enemy for 3 seconds
Level 25: MP -30; Attack power 137%, freezes enemy for 3 seconds
Level 26: MP -30; Attack power 138%, freezes enemy for 3 seconds
Level 27: MP -30; Attack power 138%, freezes enemy for 3 seconds
Level 28: MP -30; Attack power 139%, freezes enemy for 3 seconds
Level 29: MP -30; Attack power 139%, freezes enemy for 3 seconds
Level 30: MP -30; Attack power 140%, freezes enemy for 3 seconds

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arrow-eruptionArrow Eruption (more info)
Fires a number of arrows into the ground, attacking up to 6 monsters at once on its way up. Only available when equipped with a crossbow. 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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golden-eagleGolden Eagle (more info)
Summons a golden eagle. The eagle 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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  1. xMSniper
    06/07/2010 at 7:15 am

    oops Blizzard should be around 21 SP not maxed.

  2. xMSniper
    06/07/2010 at 7:14 am

    1 on Strafe when you reached lvl 70
    then Max strafe Strafe after Max Arrow Eruption. Max Blizzard if you plan on training alone (if not then go with 10 on Blizzard and Max Golden Eagle). Don’t put anything into Thrust, it’s just wasteful. Max Blizzard afterward.

  3. 14/04/2010 at 5:21 am

    Ok first of all your build is horrible IMO and i have a sniper and have thoroughly looked through 3rd and 4th job skills.

    Golden eagle should never be set past level 15 for a sniper because 4th job you get frost prey.
    which leaves 14 more sp which will allow Mortal blow to be maxed.
    5 more into thrust(10) which leaves 4 extra SP for free will use.

    a Mobbing build for a sniper is
    70- 1 strafe
    71-72 Blizzard (1) , Mortal Blow (5)
    73-79 Arrow Eruption(21).
    80-86 Puppet(20), Arrow Eruption(21).
    87-89 Arrow Eruption(28),Strafe(3)
    90-98 Strafe(30)
    99- Arrow Eruption(30), Thrust (1)
    100-102 Thrust (10)
    103-107 Golden eagle (15)
    108-114 Blizzard (21) , Mortal Blow (6)
    115-119 Mortal Blow (20)
    Leaving 4 extra SP for choice.

  4. Unknown
    04/03/2010 at 11:45 am

    Pathetic

  5. aquapierce
    09/12/2009 at 2:02 am

    i think it’d be cool to max blizzard first since u can train on bains like ice mages. and since crossbow skills are faster, it’ll be more efficient

  6. SlyArrow
    02/12/2009 at 7:25 am

    id rather max arrow erruption because of the fact of typhon training now. 75-86 in 4 hours doesnt lie

  7. 14/05/2009 at 7:39 am

    Is there a Crossbow Master guide? =)

  8. lydia
    12/12/2008 at 12:11 pm

    prefer to master stafe…

  9. darkbow97
    01/10/2008 at 12:52 am

    um i hope this works

  1. 09/10/2008 at 10:46 pm
  2. 19/09/2008 at 12:18 pm

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