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MapleStory Bow Master Skills + Skill Build


Title: MapleStory 4th Job Bowman – Bow Master Skills, Skill Build (Skill Allocation) with Explanation!
Useful Link: 4th Job Frequently Asked Question | MapleStory 4th Job Skill Book + Mastery Book Drop List

Requirement: Level 120, all 3rd Job skill points spent
Speak to the respective 3rd job instructor in El Nath to get a Recommendation Letter for the Fourth Advancement. Bring the Recommendation Letter to the 4th Job Instructor in Leafre for acknowledgement. Now, prove to the Instructor that you have what it takes for the 4th job advancement by getting the Heroic Star and Heroic Pentagon. You may hunt the Manon and Griffey to get the required items. Alternatively, head to Eos Tower 44th Floor to get a Secret Letter of Spell at 10 million mesos. After which, look for Chief Tatamo of Leafre Village to exchange for a set of Heroic Star and Heroic Pentagon. When you are ready with the required items, go to your 4th job instructor to make your job advancement. Congratulations! You are now in 4th job advance class! You will be granted 3 Skill Points, 5 Ability Points, a Maple Hero Skill Book and 3 core skills.

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:

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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Bow Master Skill Build
Recommended for training at places where you kill each monster one by one.

Summary – Total 231 SP
Maple Warrior 20 [MAX] / Awakening 1 [MAX] / Phoenix 30 [MAX]
Sharp Eyes 30 [MAX] / Bow Expert 30 [MAX] / Concentrate 30 [MAX]
Dragon’s Breath 30 [MAX] / Hurricane 30 [MAX] / Hamstring 30 [MAX]
Reasons for this build

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maple-warriorMaple Warrior
Increase all players’ stats within a party by certain percentage.
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Master Level: 20 | Type: Supportive
Level 1: MP -10, for 30 secs, all stats + 1%
Level 2: MP -10, for 60 secs, all stats + 1%
Level 3: MP -10, for 90 secs, all stats + 2%
Level 4: MP -10, for 120 secs, all stats + 2%
Level 5: MP -10, for 150 secs, all stats + 3%
Level 6: MP -20, for 180 secs, all stats + 3%
Level 7: MP -20, for 210 secs, all stats + 4%
Level 8: MP -20, for 240 secs, all stats + 4%
Level 9: MP -20, for 270 secs, all stats + 5%
Level 10: MP -20, for 300 secs, all stats + 5%
Level 11: MP -30, for 330 secs, all stats + 6%
Level 12: MP -30, for 360 secs, all stats + 6%
Level 13: MP -30, for 390 secs, all stats + 7%
Level 14: MP -30, for 420 secs, all stats + 7%
Level 15: MP -30, for 450 secs, all stats + 8%
Level 16: MP -40, for 480 secs, all stats + 8%
Level 17: MP -40, for 510 secs, all stats + 9%
Level 18: MP -40, for 540 secs, all stats + 9%
Level 19: MP -40, for 570 secs, all stats + 10%
Level 20: MP -40, for 600 secs, all stats + 10%

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sharp-eyesSharp Eyes
Provides the party members an ability to locate the enemy’s weakness, and in turn inflict lethal damage by exploiting it.
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Master Level: 30 | Type: Supportive
Level 1: MP -29, for 10secs, Critical rate 1%, Damage + 11%.
Level 2: MP -29, for 20secs, Critical rate 1%, Damage + 12%.
Level 3: MP -29, for 30secs, Critical rate 2%, Damage + 13%.
Level 4: MP -29, for 40secs, Critical rate 2%, Damage + 14%.
Level 5: MP -29, for 50secs, Critical rate 3%, Damage + 15%.
Level 6: MP -29, for 60secs, Critical rate 3%, Damage + 16%.
Level 7: MP -29, for 70secs, Critical rate 4%, Damage + 17%.
Level 8: MP -29, for 80secs, Critical rate 4%, Damage + 18%.
Level 9: MP -29, for 90secs, Critical rate 5%, Damage + 19%.
Level 10: MP -29, for 100secs, Critical rate 5%, Damage + 20%.
Level 11: MP -37, for 110secs, Critical rate 6%, Damage + 21%.
Level 12: MP -37, for 120secs, Critical rate 6%, Damage + 22%.
Level 13: MP -37, for 130secs, Critical rate 7%, Damage + 23%.
Level 14: MP -37, for 140secs, Critical rate 7%, Damage + 24%.
Level 15: MP -37, for 150secs, Critical rate 8%, Damage + 25%.
Level 16: MP -37, for 160secs, Critical rate 8%, Damage + 26%.
Level 17: MP -37, for 170secs, Critical rate 9%, Damage + 27%.
Level 18: MP -37, for 180secs, Critical rate 9%, Damage + 28%.
Level 19: MP -37, for 190secs, Critical rate 10%, Damage + 29%.
Level 20: MP -37, for 200secs, Critical rate 10%, Damage + 30%.
Level 21: MP -45, for 210secs, Critical rate 11%, Damage + 31%.
Level 22: MP -45, for 220secs, Critical rate 11%, Damage + 32%.
Level 23: MP -45, for 230secs, Critical rate 12%, Damage + 33%.
Level 24: MP -45, for 240secs, Critical rate 12%, Damage + 34%.
Level 25: MP -45, for 250secs, Critical rate 13%, Damage + 35%.
Level 26: MP -44, for 260secs, Critical rate 13%, Damage + 36%.
Level 27: MP -43, for 270secs, Critical rate 14%, Damage + 37%.
Level 28: MP -42, for 280secs, Critical rate 14%, Damage + 38%.
Level 29: MP -41, for 290secs, Critical rate 15%, Damage + 39%.
Level 30: MP -40, for 300secs, Critical rate 15%, Damage + 40%.

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dragons-breathDragon’s Breath
Drawing from the dragon’s spirit, enables one to launch a powerful arrow. Because of its tremendous force, if hit, the monster will be knocked back a great distance.
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Master Level: 30 | Type: Active
Level 1: MP -24, attack 42%, attacks up to 4 enemies
Level 2: MP -24, attack 44%, attacks up to 4 enemies
Level 3: MP -24, attack 46%, attacks up to 4 enemies
Level 4: MP -24, attack 48%, attacks up to 4 enemies
Level 5: MP -24, attack 50%, attacks up to 4 enemies
Level 6: MP -24, attack 52%, attacks up to 4 enemies
Level 7: MP -24, attack 54%, attacks up to 4 enemies
Level 8: MP -24, attack 56%, attacks up to 4 enemies
Level 9: MP -24, attack 58%, attacks up to 4 enemies
Level 10: MP -24, attack 60%, attacks up to 4 enemies
Level 11: MP -30, attack 62%, attacks up to 5 enemies
Level 12: MP -30, attack 64%, attacks up to 5 enemies
Level 13: MP -30, attack 66%, attacks up to 5 enemies
Level 14: MP -30, attack 68%, attacks up to 5 enemies
Level 15: MP -30, attack 70%, attacks up to 5 enemies
Level 16: MP -30, attack 72%, attacks up to 5 enemies
Level 17: MP -30, attack 74%, attacks up to 5 enemies
Level 18: MP -30, attack 76%, attacks up to 5 enemies
Level 19: MP -30, attack 78%, attacks up to 5 enemies
Level 20: MP -30, attack 80%, attacks up to 5 enemies
Level 21: MP -36, attack 82%, attacks up to 6 enemies
Level 22: MP -36, attack 84%, attacks up to 6 enemies
Level 23: MP -36, attack 86%, attacks up to 6 enemies
Level 24: MP -36, attack 88%, attacks up to 6 enemies
Level 25: MP -36, attack 90%, attacks up to 6 enemies
Level 26: MP -36, attack 92%, attacks up to 6 enemies
Level 27: MP -36, attack 94%, attacks up to 6 enemies
Level 28: MP -36, attack 96%, attacks up to 6 enemies
Level 29: MP -36, attack 98%, attacks up to 6 enemies
Level 30: MP -36, attack 100%, attacks up to 6 enemies

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hurricaneHurricane [Storm of Arrows]
Launches arrows at a tremendous speed, as chaotic as a nasty rainstorm. Hurrican (aka Storm Arrows) shoots 8 arrows per second. It’s the fastest skill among all MapleStory jobs. However, Night Lord (4th Job Assassin) attacks much faster when it has Shadow Partner + Triple Throw + Booster. Storm Arrows is not affected by speed buff such as Bow Attack Speed, Bow Booster and Speed Infusion (4th Job Buccaneer Skill).
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Master Level: 30 | Type: Active
Level 1: MP -6, Damage 51%
Level 2: MP -6, Damage 52%
Level 3: MP -6, Damage 53%
Level 4: MP -6, Damage 54%
Level 5: MP -6, Damage 55%
Level 6: MP -6, Damage 56%
Level 7: MP -6, Damage 57%
Level 8: MP -6, Damage 58%
Level 9: MP -6, Damage 59%
Level 10: MP -6, Damage 60%
Level 11: MP -8, Damage 71%
Level 12: MP -8, Damage 72%
Level 13: MP -8, Damage 73%
Level 14: MP -8, Damage 74%
Level 15: MP -8, Damage 75%
Level 16: MP -8, Damage 76%
Level 17: MP -8, Damage 77%
Level 18: MP -8, Damage 78%
Level 19: MP -8, Damage 79%
Level 20: MP -8, Damage 80%
Level 21: MP -10, Damage 91%
Level 22: MP -10, Damage 92%
Level 23: MP -10, Damage 93%
Level 24: MP -10, Damage 94%
Level 25: MP -10, Damage 95%
Level 26: MP -9, Damage 96%
Level 27: MP -9, Damage 97%
Level 28: MP -9, Damage 98%
Level 29: MP -9, Damage 99%
Level 30: MP -9, Damage 100%

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bow-expertBow Expert
Increases the bow mastery as well as weapon attack. Only applied with a bow in hand.
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Master Level: 30 | Type: Passive | Pre-requisite: Bow Mastery Lv. 20
Level 1: Bow Mastery 65%
Level 2: Bow Mastery 65%
Level 3: Bow Mastery 65%, Weapon attack + 1
Level 4: Bow Mastery 65%, Weapon attack + 1
Level 5: Bow Mastery 65%, Weapon attack + 1
Level 6: Bow Mastery 70%, Weapon attack + 2
Level 7: Bow Mastery 70%, Weapon attack + 2
Level 8: Bow Mastery 70%, Weapon attack + 2
Level 9: Bow Mastery 70%, Weapon attack + 3
Level 10: Bow Mastery 70%, Weapon attack + 3
Level 11: Bow Mastery 75%, Weapon attack + 3
Level 12: Bow Mastery 75%, Weapon attack + 4
Level 13: Bow Mastery 75%, Weapon attack + 4
Level 14: Bow Mastery 75%, Weapon attack + 4
Level 15: Bow Mastery 75%, Weapon attack + 5
Level 16: Bow Mastery 80%, Weapon attack + 5
Level 17: Bow Mastery 80%, Weapon attack + 5
Level 18: Bow Mastery 80%, Weapon attack + 6
Level 19: Bow Mastery 80%, Weapon attack + 6
Level 20: Bow Mastery 80%, Weapon attack + 6
Level 21: Bow Mastery 85%, Weapon attack + 7
Level 22: Bow Mastery 85%, Weapon attack + 7
Level 23: Bow Mastery 85%, Weapon attack + 7
Level 24: Bow Mastery 85%, Weapon attack + 8
Level 25: Bow Mastery 85%, Weapon attack + 8
Level 26: Bow Mastery 90%, Weapon attack + 8
Level 27: Bow Mastery 90%, Weapon attack + 9
Level 28: Bow Mastery 90%, Weapon attack + 9
Level 29: Bow Mastery 90%, Weapon attack + 9
Level 30: Bow Mastery 90%, Weapon attack + 10

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phoenixPhoenix
Temporarily summons Phoenix, who is fire-based. Attacks up to 4 monsters.
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Master Level: 30 | Type: Active | Pre-requisite: Silver Hawk Lv. 15
Level 1: MP -42, Basic attack 305, for 113 secs.
Level 2: MP -44, Basic attack 310, for 116 secs.
Level 3: MP -46, Basic attack 315, for 119 secs.
Level 4: MP -48, Basic attack 320, for 122 secs.
Level 5: MP -50, Basic attack 325, for 125 secs.
Level 6: MP -52, Basic attack 330, for 128 secs.
Level 7: MP -54, Basic attack 335, for 131 secs.
Level 8: MP -56, Basic attack 340, for 134 secs.
Level 9: MP -58, Basic attack 345, for 137 secs.
Level 10: MP -60, Basic attack 350, for 140 secs.
Level 11: MP -62, Basic attack 405, for 143 secs.
Level 12: MP -64, Basic attack 410, for 146 secs.
Level 13: MP -66, Basic attack 415, for 149 secs.
Level 14: MP -68, Basic attack 420, for 152 secs.
Level 15: MP -70, Basic attack 425, for 155 secs.
Level 16: MP -72, Basic attack 430, for 158 secs.
Level 17: MP -74, Basic attack 435, for 161 secs.
Level 18: MP -76, Basic attack 440, for 164 secs.
Level 19: MP -78, Basic attack 445, for 167 secs.
Level 20: MP -80, Basic attack 450, for 170 secs.
Level 21: MP -82, Basic attack 505, for 173 secs.
Level 22: MP -84, Basic attack 510, for 176 secs.
Level 23: MP -86, Basic attack 515, for 179 secs.
Level 24: MP -88, Basic attack 520, for 182 secs.
Level 25: MP -90, Basic attack 525, for 185 secs.
Level 26: MP -92, Basic attack 530, for 188 secs.
Level 27: MP -94, Basic attack 535, for 191 secs.
Level 28: MP -96, Basic attack 540, for 194 secs.
Level 29: MP -98, Basic attack 545, for 197 secs.
Level 30: MP -100, Basic attack 550, for 200 secs.

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hamstringHamstring
Attacks a monster’s leg with a given success rate, slowing it down tremendously in the process.
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Master Level: 30 | Type: Active
Level 1: MP -12, within 35 secs, with success rate 11%, decreases enemy’s speed by 2 for 5 secs
Level 2: MP -12, within 40 secs, with success rate 12%, decreases enemy’s speed by 4 for 5 secs
Level 3: MP -12, within 45 secs, with success rate 13%, decreases enemy’s speed by 6 for 5 secs
Level 4: MP -12, within 50 secs, with success rate 14%, decreases enemy’s speed by 8 for 5 secs
Level 5: MP -12, within 55 secs, with success rate 15%, decreases enemy’s speed by 10 for 5 secs
Level 6: MP -12, within 60 secs, with success rate 16%, decreases enemy’s speed by 12 for 5 secs
Level 7: MP -12, within 65 secs, with success rate 17%, decreases enemy’s speed by 14 for 5 secs
Level 8: MP -12, within 70 secs, with success rate 18%, decreases enemy’s speed by 16 for 5 secs
Level 9: MP -12, within 75 secs, with success rate 19%, decreases enemy’s speed by 18 for 5 secs
Level 10: MP -12, within 80 secs, with success rate 20%, decreases enemy’s speed by 20 for 5 secs
Level 11: MP -24, within 85 secs, with success rate 21%, decreases enemy’s speed by 22 for 10 secs
Level 12: MP -24, within 90 secs, with success rate 22%, decreases enemy’s speed by 24 for 10 secs
Level 13: MP -24, within 95 secs, with success rate 23%, decreases enemy’s speed by 26 for 10 secs
Level 14: MP -24, within 100 secs, with success rate 24%, decreases enemy’s speed by 28 for 10 secs
Level 15: MP -24, within 105 secs, with success rate 25%, decreases enemy’s speed by 30 for 10 secs
Level 16: MP -24, within 110 secs, with success rate 26%, decreases enemy’s speed by 32 for 10 secs
Level 17: MP -24, within 115 secs, with success rate 27%, decreases enemy’s speed by 34 for 10 secs
Level 18: MP -24, within 120 secs, with success rate 28%, decreases enemy’s speed by 36 for 10 secs
Level 19: MP -24, within 125 secs, with success rate 29%, decreases enemy’s speed by 38 for 10 secs
Level 20: MP -24, within 130 secs, with success rate 30%, decreases enemy’s speed by 40 for 10 secs
Level 21: MP -36, within 135 secs, with success rate 31%, decreases enemy’s speed by 42 for 15 secs
Level 22: MP -36, within 140 secs, with success rate 32%, decreases enemy’s speed by 44 for 15 secs
Level 23: MP -36, within 145 secs, with success rate 33%, decreases enemy’s speed by 46 for 15 secs
Level 24: MP -36, within 150 secs, with success rate 34%, decreases enemy’s speed by 48 for 15 secs
Level 25: MP -36, within 155 secs, with success rate 35%, decreases enemy’s speed by 50 for 15 secs
Level 26: MP -36, within 160 secs, with success rate 36%, decreases enemy’s speed by 52 for 15 secs
Level 27: MP -36, within 165 secs, with success rate 37%, decreases enemy’s speed by 54 for 15 secs
Level 28: MP -36, within 170 secs, with success rate 38%, decreases enemy’s speed by 56 for 15 secs
Level 29: MP -36, within 175 secs, with success rate 39%, decreases enemy’s speed by 58 for 15 secs
Level 30: MP -36, within 180 secs, with success rate 40%, decreases enemy’s speed by 60 for 15 secs

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concentrateConcentrate
Temporarily increases weapon attack, while simultaneously decreases skill-based MP usage. Time required between skills: 6 minutes.
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Master Level: 30 | Type: Active
Level 1: MP -11, Weapon Attack increases by 11, Mana spend -2%, for 60 secs
Level 2: MP -12, Weapon Attack increases by 12, Mana spend -4%, for 60 secs
Level 3: MP -13, Weapon Attack increases by 12, Mana spend -6%, for 60 secs
Level 4: MP -14, Weapon Attack increases by 13, Mana spend -8%, for 60 secs
Level 5: MP -15, Weapon Attack increases by 13, Mana spend -10%, for 60 secs
Level 6: MP -16, Weapon Attack increases by 14, Mana spend -12%, for 60 secs
Level 7: MP -17, Weapon Attack increases by 14, Mana spend -14%, for 60 secs
Level 8: MP -18, Weapon Attack increases by 15, Mana spend -16%, for 60 secs
Level 9: MP -19, Weapon Attack increases by 15, Mana spend -18%, for 60 secs
Level 10: MP -20, Weapon Attack increases by 16, Mana spend -20%, for 60 secs
Level 11: MP -21, Weapon Attack increases by 16, Mana spend -22%, for 120 secs
Level 12: MP -22, Weapon Attack increases by 17, Mana spend -24%, for 120 secs
Level 13: MP -23, Weapon Attack increases by 17, Mana spend -26%, for 120 secs
Level 14: MP -24, Weapon Attack increases by 18, Mana spend -28%, for 120 secs
Level 15: MP -25, Weapon Attack increases by 18, Mana spend -30%, for 120 secs
Level 16: MP -26, Weapon Attack increases by 19, Mana spend -32%, for 120 secs
Level 17: MP -27, Weapon Attack increases by 19, Mana spend -34%, for 120 secs
Level 18: MP -28, Weapon Attack increases by 20, Mana spend -36%, for 120 secs
Level 19: MP -29, Weapon Attack increases by 20, Mana spend -38%, for 120 secs
Level 20: MP -30, Weapon Attack increases by 21, Mana spend -40%, for 120 secs
Level 21: MP -31, Weapon Attack increases by 21, Mana spend -41%, for 180 secs
Level 22: MP -32, Weapon Attack increases by 22, Mana spend -42%, for 180 secs
Level 23: MP -33, Weapon Attack increases by 22, Mana spend -43%, for 180 secs
Level 24: MP -34, Weapon Attack increases by 23, Mana spend -44%, for 180 secs
Level 25: MP -35, Weapon Attack increases by 23, Mana spend -45%, for 180 secs
Level 26: MP -36, Weapon Attack increases by 24, Mana spend -46%, for 180 secs
Level 27: MP -37, Weapon Attack increases by 24, Mana spend -47%, for 180 secs
Level 28: MP -38, Weapon Attack increases by 25, Mana spend -48%, for 180 secs
Level 29: MP -39, Weapon Attack increases by 25, Mana spend -49%, for 180 secs
Level 30: MP -40, Weapon Attack increases by 26, Mana spend -50%, for 180 secs

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awakening1Awakening
Enables one to escape from abnormal conditions. The higher the skill level, the more variety of abnormal conditions one can escape from. Time required between skills: 10 Minutes.

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Master Level: 1 | Type: Supportive
Level 1: MP – 30 escape from abnormal condition

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Reference / Credits to…
Amilus’ Guide on How to Solo Pianus (Bowmaster Guide)
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  1. Sk8thunderxZ
    11/06/2009 at 1:19 am | #1

    any1 knows d sp distribution for d new cygnus nightwalker? pls reply

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