Secrets of the Beginner


The fears and facts you should know about each job
[Main Page] Warrior | Bowman | Magician | Thief | Pirate

Warrior
Advantage: Damage, High HP, Mobs | Disadvantage: Accuracy, Speed, Range-attack

- Warrior fears lack of accuracy but not damage or HP (HitPoints/Life)
- Warrior worry that they could not hit boss or high level monster due to their high avoidability.
- But they do not need to worry about getting killed in 1 Hit by boss since they have high HP.
- Warriors lack of range attack, and some party quest requires range attackers.
- Warriors excel against many monster. They don’t have a hard time clearing mobs.
- Warriors are slow, so they tend to train slower in big maps unless it is shared (or party).
Pearl Of Knowledge
- STR (Strength) is warrior’s primary attribute that improves min and max damage.
- Adding DEX (Dexterity) adds accuracy, and it does not provide better min damage compare to STR.
- STR is the requirement for equipping weapon and armour. DEX (Dexterity) is only for accuracy.
- Pure STR Warrior relies on equipments to provide them with sufficient accuracy.
- Pure STR Warrior at level 70 would be as powerful as level 80 Normal Warrior.
- If your Pure STR character is hacked, you will have difficult time to rebuild compare to normal warrior.
- Warrior advantage is that every 3 STR added, they gain 1 weapon attack.
- However, if they take Onyx Apple (+100 WA), it does not boost as much damage as Thief.
- STR Scrolls are the cheapest in the market. Warriors prefers DEX Scrolls for added accuracy.

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Bowman
Advantage: Accuracy, Range-attack | Disadvantage: Damage, Low HP, Mobs

- Most of Bowman pros and cons are the opposite of Warrior.
- Bowman fears low HP (HitPoints/Life) but not accuracy.
- But they do not need to worry about boss or high level monster with high avoidability.
- Bowman worry that they get killed in 1-2 Hit by boss unless they HP Wash.
- Bowman lack of close-combat attack, thus they excel not well against mobs in close range.
- Bowman are fast, so they tend to train best in any map (big or small) preferrably flat terrain.
- They train slower in crowded mob area unless there are sniping spots to use their mob skill.
Pearl Of Knowledge
- Bowman has only 1 SP (Skill Point) path, which is STR and DEX.
- Bowman can be Pure DEX but a normal Bowman will outbeat them with normal weapon.
- There aren’t many Bow that does not require STR (Strength).
- However, bowman can cap their STR, so they can use MapleStory Timeless Weapon and Equipment.
- DEX Scrolls are expensive because Thief, Pirate, Warrior requires them for accuracy (high demand).

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Thief
Advantage: Accuracy, Range-attack, Speed | Disadvantage: Low HP

- There are 2 type of thief (close-combat: Bandit, far-range: Assassin)
- Thief equipments (especially assassins) are relatively expensive. (e.g. Throwing-Star)
- Assassins lack of HP so they need to HP Wash if they want to battle against boss.
- Bandit have a skill called Meso Guard that uses Meso to protect their HP (HitPoints/Life)
- Assassin have difficult time killing mobs in close-range (similar to Bowman handicap)
Pearl Of Knowledge
- Thief attacking speed is very fast, and their movement speed is one the highest.
- Thief relies on LUK for damage, but every 5 LUK only provides 1 weapon attack.
- In short, Thief damage grows pretty slow compare to the rest of the class.
- This can be compensated by equipping with decent scrolled equipments.
- Good news is if they have more weapon attack, their damage drastically increase!
- Basically, Thief gain 500 LUK while Warrior gain 300 STR from 1 Onyx Apple (+100 weapon attack)
- That’s the reason why the Claw (Assassin weapon) has little weapon attack else they will overpower.

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Magician
Advantage: Accuracy, Close-Far-Attack, High MP | Disadvantage: Low HP

- Magician fears boss spells (skill-lock, 1 HP/MP Nuke, Dispell) and high MP consumption.
- When a boss/monster cast those skill, Magician is vunerable and can’t cast any spell to attack.
- This can easily kill them in 1 Hit as their Magic Guard is dispelled.
- Most of Magician skills cost high MP consumption (4th Job Genesis/Meteo/Blizzard)
- However, they have high MP Regeneration but does not regenerate fast enough to recover MP loss.
- Magician can follow Pure Int Path (provided they are funded with Int Equipments).
- Pure Int Magician gain more Max MP compare to normal magician.
- Pure Int losses 10% EXP when they die since the min LUK (50) is required to reduce EXP loss by 5%.
- Magician does not need to worry with min range attack or attacking monster in close-combat.
- Magician is the easiest to play compare to the rest of the jobs. Just need to focus on MP.
Pearl Of Knowledge
- Magician able to teleport that can help them travel map quickly and speed up training.
- Magician is the only class that has the highest MP Regeneration and highest MP Capacity.
- They have MP Eater that siphons enemy MP to save MP Potion.
- Magician relies on element attacks (holy,fire,ice,lightning,poison) to deal extra damage.
- Magician INT scrolls are relatively expensive.

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Pirate
Advantage: n/a | Disadvantage: n/a

  1. revival
    04/11/2011 at 11:22 am | #1

    Now after BB, accuracy is not measured by dex, its by level, so dex is redundant for warriors

  2. 13/08/2010 at 9:13 am | #2

    why my bowman lvl 28 can hit 1.2k and i normal?

  3. 11/07/2010 at 5:19 pm | #3

    Awesome page :P I am a level 50 gunslinger and can you add pirate stuff.

  4. lucastcorrea
    14/05/2010 at 10:44 pm | #4

    I don’t know what I would have made of my characters without all that guides! Thanks!

  5. @Chris
    25/04/2010 at 10:38 am | #5

    3.5LUK per WA it’s becuz ur level is low .. Thats why LUK plays a better part on lower levels ..
    Give a Sin 25LUK Bathrobe and look at the damage range when he/she reaches Lv20
    And the difference for a sin with 12WA Glove @ Lv20 makes alot of difference too ..
    5 LUK Per WA = Lv100 – Lv200

  6. MasterJoseph
    24/04/2010 at 7:20 pm | #6

    When I try to change jobs, it doesn’t work!

  7. RangerDanger
    31/03/2010 at 11:11 am | #7

    I’m new to maple story and I’m trying to learn as much as possible because archers are the best. I’m currently playing in Demothos which lacks people to do parties with until i reach level 30.

    So, when should i be capping my STR (50-60-ish). Please i also need help with making money. ” My friend says that when you reach level 70+ U are able to make heaps of money. Is that true? Please reply back. :(

  8. Lugiaboy64
    28/01/2010 at 12:48 am | #8

    Hey does anyone know how much dex gives an archer 1 weapon attack?

  9. XDAsunXD
    27/01/2010 at 1:21 pm | #9

    dit or sin nice ar?i decided to delete my mage n then create theif,or night walker nicer?

  10. #4
    08/01/2010 at 1:28 pm | #10

    Nice! must have taken a long time.

  11. XEmoAngleX
    08/01/2010 at 7:53 am | #11

    who wan tell me aran skill body pressure mus max ma?i cant find any thing at google

  12. 10/08/2009 at 12:19 am | #12

    Ily

  13. Chris
    05/05/2009 at 4:35 am | #13

    hey , I disagree with the 5 luck = 1 wep atk.
    I was told ( well actually read ) that 3.5 Luck = 1 wep atk. There is a more detailed topic about this in BasilMarket.com

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