Title: MapleStory Thief Introduction – Assassin and Bandit

Welcome maplers/beginners! Need a guide before you begin your long journey from as a thief? You have come to the right place! This guide covers about what is actually a thief all about, what’s so special about playing this job, and what could this job offers you for the next 2nd, 3rd and 4th job advancement. Sounds interesting? Grab a drink and read on!

Contents at a Glance

  • What is a Thief?
  • Why be Thief? (pros and cons)
  • What type of Thief suits me?
  • What attribute does Thief need? (AP Allocation)
  • Frequently Asked Question
  • Useful Links / Related Topics
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    What is a Thief? [Top]
    Luck, a bit of dexterity, and power highlight this job, and in the battles, they are apt to using special skills such as sneak attacks and hiding. They handle daggers and claws, and use skills such as stealing, moving fast, and etc. to help themselves. Clothing-wise, to move quickly and unnoticeably, they prefer tight clothes with bland colors that don’t attract unnecessary attention. The job order for the thieves reveal a 2-way job route. In order to advance as one of these jobs, various requirements need to be fulfilled. You should take time deciding what kind of a thief you want to become down the road before committing to route. (, 2005)


    Why be a Thief? [Top]
    – Very cool and unique skills in 3rd and 4th Job (i.e. Meso Bomb, Meso Up, Alchemist, Meso Guard)
    – Furthest range (similar to Bowman attacking distance)
    – Highest avoidability among all jobs (Luck is their main attribute for damage and avoidability)
    – Able to do jump shot easily (for Assassins)
    – Has useful party skills (i.e. Haste)
    – Have Poison Attack in 4th Job.
    – Easy to train from 2nd job till 3rd job.
    – Weapon Attack boost Thief damage more compare to any other classes. (1 WA = 5 LUK)
    – Loses only 5% EXP (experience) if perish in battle. (Other classes -10% EXP)
    – They have different AP path : Pure Luck (Dexless) / Low Luck / Normal Luck Thief.
    – Low HP (Has high risk of being killed easily against boss or high level monsters)
    – Difficult to deal with mobs in close range, similar to Bowman.
    – Unstable damage due to critical shot.
    – Mostly solo by themselves while training.
    – Training will be slower during 4th Job as other classes (i.e. Magician) have full screen attack.
    – Does not have any element advantages. (i.e. Fire/Poison/Ice/Lightning/Holy)
    – Expensive equipments for sale since the majority play as Thief. (Naruto fans ???)


    What type of Thief suits me? [Top]
    There are 2 sub-class in Thief which are Assassin and Bandit. Assassin uses claw to throw daggers and throwing-stars while Bandit uses dagger/cutter along with shield to fight against enemies. Below is a list that states the pros and cons for each sub-class.
    – Trains much faster than Bandit since it has range attack.
    – Able to KS (kill steal) anyone in 2nd and 3rd Job.
    – Great asset in Party Quest as they provide range attack support and haste (party member skill)
    – Has high DPS (damage per second) compare to Bandit in any flight (2nd, 3rd, 4th)
    – Lucky 7 skill does not depend Mastery Skill.
    – In 3rd Job, they have Alchemist and Meso UP, both combined to save meso (lift up the burden)
    – Thief core equipments (claw, throwing star) and LUK/DEX scrolls cost a fortune to purchase.
    – Difficult to find throwing-stars dropped by monsters/boss monsters.
    – Boring skills from 3rd to 4th job since it relies often on throwing skill.
    – 3rd Job has Shadow Partner that requires consuming 1 Summoning Rock per activation.
    – Needs to recharge throwing star.
    – Consumes lesser HP potion as it fights from far distance.
    – Has many unique skills to fight monsters. (i.e. Boomerang Step, Savage Blow, Assaulter, Meso Bomb)
    – Able to kill multiple monsters within the crowdy mobs easily compare to Assassin.
    – They have Meso Bomb that deals the most damage compare to any 3rd job classes.
    – Has Steal skill used to grab some stuff from an enemy multiple time before killing it.
    – Has Meso Guard to protect their health (HP)
    – Cheaper equipments compare to Assassin class.
    – Meso Bomb requires Dark Sight to place meso bags underneath the boss. Could get killed.
    – Consumes more HP potion than Assassin because its close range combat.

    They’re all balanced up. Main difference is at higher levels luck bandits often have difficulty in maintaining their character because of the steep prices of luck daggers. Strength bandits have a much easier time in maintaining their character because, surprise, their daggers are dirt cheap. Another difference is that at lower levels strength bandits deal damage faster than luck bandits.

    1. Braleven
      12/09/2011 at 2:21 am

      I’ve been using your guides for the longest time now. Thank you so much. I appreciate your work.

    2. 23/08/2011 at 6:51 pm

      heck no to a dude

    3. LOLZ
      21/06/2011 at 12:11 am


      Thats a good thing lolz.

    4. Sins=Amazing
      21/06/2011 at 12:10 am


    5. Ders klon
      30/12/2010 at 8:58 am

      POSŁUCHAJCIE jeśli wbijam do LUK i DEX a chce zostac BANDYTOM to dobrze czy żle mam 20 lv

    6. penyobenny
      13/10/2010 at 5:39 am

      could you create a Dual Blade Tutorial? coz im at lvl 30 and have nothing to do, except do the quests, without knowing how or where to accept them!
      btw, yes, im an epic noob, just started playing maple!


    7. 30/09/2010 at 7:41 pm

      Rod :

      pssh a nightwalker pwns a puny bandit :P


    8. SumbudiixP
      27/08/2010 at 5:42 pm

      A Dude :My Freind says that u need Str and Dex Not Luk and Dex is that True??

      No, that’s for bandits but only if you’re a str bandit, like the guide said. Your friend’s dead wrong. if ur a sin, luk/dex. if ur a dit, luk/dex OR luk/dex/str.

    9. coolman
      30/07/2010 at 2:50 pm

      on maplestory it says you have to be lvl 20 not 30

    10. 12/05/2010 at 6:04 pm


    11. DutchDragonnI
      03/04/2010 at 2:44 pm

      i love all your guide’s but say a typo at They have different AP path : Pure Luck (Dexless) / Low Luck / Normal Luck Thief. i think that Low Luck have to be Low Dex

    12. A Dude
      22/03/2010 at 11:43 pm

      My Freind says that u need Str and Dex Not Luk and Dex is that True??

    13. someone
      21/03/2010 at 3:30 am

      well sindit is actually better i meh opinion…. well sins are better in 1st job and part of second job…. ten at late 3rd job cb pwns…. tey even out at the end….. BANDITS FTW!!!!! XD

    14. terraintwist
      20/03/2010 at 1:44 am

      a sin is soooooooooo much better then a dit. i mean could a dit beat a sin. no way!

    15. kevin
      29/01/2010 at 5:17 pm

      well bandits are better than hermits for me but hermits are stronger if ure rlly funded and badnits are for me moer fun cuz of al those skills and this is a game this should be fun right not what damage u do?

    16. Rod
      13/01/2010 at 2:56 pm

      pssh a nightwalker pwns a puny bandit :P

    17. 09/01/2010 at 4:09 am

      i think a bandit can pown a sin but thats my opinion.

    18. 09/01/2010 at 4:08 am

      i think bandit can pwn a sin. but thats my opinion

    19. Jaraninja
      06/01/2010 at 8:30 pm

      jou mean they have more attack skills i have a hemrit and a chiefbandit i like them both too but sin cost in 2nd job more money cuz jou need stars like steely and recharge them al the time bandit needs only hp pots cuz u get more hit than a sin hope this help

    20. Masa8Mune
      06/01/2010 at 8:27 pm

      i have a chiefbandit cuz they have more skills than hermits what it makes more fun for me i agree that hermits are stronger but i say they are both very fun and strong

    21. jaysonn
      08/12/2009 at 3:24 am

      man i hate it when people say that sins do way better damage than dits… maybe its coz it was my first lvl 70+ after trying to make so many sins. ye i think that they both balance out in the end. good job on the guide ayumilove.

    22. HY
      06/12/2009 at 9:32 am

      hi , i am wondering what is your main in maplestory?

    23. 28/11/2009 at 1:59 pm

      Bandit is better.

    24. 11/10/2009 at 6:49 am

      Hey If I have a lev 73 hermit Do u think I should leave him and make start makeing my lev 51 dit my main?

      I would continue with my hermit, can’t live without the flash jump lol.
      Flash Jump is so much faster than riding a Dragon/Boar/Pig.

      Although hermit (3rd job) is boring abit because using the same skill, your damage will be much higher than bandit.

    25. 11/10/2009 at 6:27 am

      dit or sin get $$more fas???

      assassin uses throwing-stars and needed to be recharge = cost some money
      bandit needs to go close and bump into monsters = cost some money (which is more than assassin)

    26. 11/10/2009 at 6:10 am

      gms = global maplestory

    27. 11/10/2009 at 4:04 am

      huh? which 1 do you mean?
      there are 2 builds for thief in 1st job advancement, either for assassin for bandit

    28. Bladedknife
      10/10/2009 at 12:39 pm

      For Chief Bandits BTW****

    29. Bladedknife
      10/10/2009 at 12:38 pm

      ok….. So which on the 3 skill built up is the best?????????????

    30. Anonymous
      07/10/2009 at 4:42 pm

      sin by far

    31. Anonymous
      27/09/2009 at 3:08 am

      what is gms?

    32. Lucky
      11/09/2009 at 5:51 am

      dit or sin get $$more fas???

    33. ?
      30/08/2009 at 12:12 am


    34. ?
      30/08/2009 at 12:11 am

      i dont get it
      how do u get lvl 60 armor some dude told me u could make em and i wanna know how….
      btw what lvl r u a


    35. ?
      30/08/2009 at 12:08 am

      wtf then how do u even make stuff??

    36. Hunter
      18/08/2009 at 2:39 pm

      Hey If I have a lev 73 hermit Do u think I should leave him and make start makeing my lev 51 dit my main?

    37. XxxtehownxxX
      13/05/2009 at 6:24 pm

      ur hot

    38. 16/02/2009 at 3:19 pm

      It depends whether you have the $$$$ meso. More meso, faster training.
      If you have billions of meso, create a new character and leech exp from higher level players at boss such as bigfoot, pianus, etc. There is one guy in GMS who leeched all the way till level 120. I guess its pirate – marauder.

      Sin trains fast without spending much money, the only main cost is throwing star and good claws, and decently scrolled armor.
      Bandit at 3rd job level very fast with their meso bomb on fish bombing in aquarium map.

    39. Monkeyman
      11/02/2009 at 3:25 am

      which is faster to train? sin or bandit?

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