Best MapleStory Methods to Increase Damage Guide

Best MapleStory Methods to Increase Damage At Zero or Little Cost!

This guide highlights 5 easy ways to increase your damage in Maplestory using little to no mesos! The methods shown below are used to power level new released jobs such as Kanna up to Level 200 in one day. As you might notice, new jobs with scarce Mastery Books and Godly Scrolled Weapons (primary leveling tool) tends to slow down leveling progress unless the person is leeching from a higher level person, but that is another story!

1A. Create a Cygnus Character and level it up to Level 120.
The revamped Knights of Cygnus (Soul Master, Striker, Wind Breaker, Flame Wizard and Night Walker) grants Empress’s Blessing (passive skill in Beginner Skill Window) to all other characters in your account except for themselves. When Knight of Cygnus is trained up to level 150, Empress’s Blessing provides +30 weapon/magic attack to all other characters. Mihile (Special Cygnus Knight) can only provide up to +24 weapon/magic attack to all other characters EXCEPT itself by level 120 via level 24 Empress Blessing.
Note: Empress’s Blessings is not stackable with Blessing of the Fairy.

1B. Create a Explorer/Adventurer Character and level it up to Level 200.
Adventurer/Explorer characters grants Blessing of the Fairy (passive skill in Beginner Skill Window) to all other characters in your account except for themselves. It is stackable with Empress’s Blessing. The Blessing of the Fairy provides +1 ATK Power, +1 MAG ATK, and +1 Accuracy & Avoidability for every 10 level increment from an Explorer class, up to level 200.
Note: Blessing of the Fairy is not stackable with Empress’s Blessings.

2. Create characters that have Link Skills.
You need to create characters that possess link skills and level it up to Level 70. Next, link those skills to your primary character which you plan to level up to Level 200 at the shortest amount of time. If you have spare time, level those characters up to Level 100 to increase the Link Skill to Level 2 which provides additional benefit. If you are planning to create all of them, use those link skills to help you level up those characters first before linking to your primary character! You might ask which 1 to create first, therefore I list the most important one’s first: Mercedes (+10% EXP), Cannoneer (+25 All Stats and 10% Max HP MP), Kanna (+10% Damage), Phantom (+15% Critical Rate). For more information on which jobs possess link skills, visit MapleStory Link Skill Guide.

3. Create 3 deck of Character Cards with your existing characters!
I recommend using 9 rank S character cards (or 9 cards if possible) 3 decks – each deck has 3 cards. Basically, you need to create a deck of cards by combining 3 character cards to gain bonuses. Each combination yields different bonuses such as extra Max HP MP or more damage. For more information on the best card combination to increase damage, visit MapleStory Character Card System.

4. Obtain “Will of Alliance” Skill
This skill gives you +5 All Stats (STR, DEX, INT, LUK), +5 Weapon and Magic Attack. It’s available for all classes but you need to complete a few quests to obtain this skill. You need to be Level 75. Start the quest by clicking the Light Bulb located on the left side of your screen and click the quest “Mysterious Discovery”. NPC Teo will begin briefing you about the quest and he will ask you to meet another NPC Muirhat to defeat some monsters, and later meet with Kyrin (Pirate Instructor at Nautilus) and Athena Pierce (Bowman Instructor at Henesys) and finally talk to Empress Cygnus residing at Ereve. Upon completing the quest, you will be shown some video footage of the alliance and then you gain this skill which is found under the Beginner Tab within your Skill Window.

5. Creating and Equipping Potential Equipment.
MapleStory has released a Potential System that allows your equipment to gain potential stats through crafting, scrolling with Potential Scroll and Cubing (uses NxCash for Premium Potential Cubes). However, if you do not have NxCash to spend, you can learn crafting (craft equipment especially weapon and armor) to create potential equipment. Potential Stats is better than ordinary stat since it can give you % percentage stat such as +9% STR. If you are Level 100 Warrior (5 AP x 100 Levels = 500 STR in primary attribute), 500 x 9% yields = 45 STR bonus from just 1 potential equipment! Visit MapleStory Potential System Guide for more info!

6. Create a mule to temporarily boost your primary character
This requires you to create another account and create a Phantom Thief to steal (aka copy) skills from Explorers such as Meditation (Boost Magic Attack), Rage (Boost Weapon Attack), Advanced Blessing (Boost Weapon and Magic Attack). For more information on skill copying, visit Phantom Thief Skill Build Guide. Next, login to both primary and mule account. Use the mule (Phantom Theif) to buff up your Primary Character during Training. This will give you an easy damage boost. Of course, it can also help speed up your training provided your Phantom Thief has Holy Symbol, Maple Warrior, Haste and other great skills.

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47 thoughts on “Best MapleStory Methods to Increase Damage Guide

  1. Zero

    hello ayumilove, im from maplesea, i wan to ask why zero doesn’t have mysterious discovery quest?

  2. Christopher

    Thank you very much for explaining final damage. :)

  3. Akihikho

    (MapleSEA) – sorry for this is unfunded guide and I am new to Maple but do we had the chance to hit Range for 1m?+ ,if really must funded do you have any better guide for funded to get to 1m+ range,many of them are outdated sorry for asking :( its fun when get to good ranges to face every mob :P

  4. Ayumilove Post author

    @ss: Thanks for the correction! I have fixed the typo.

  5. Ayumilove Post author

    @Christopher:

    How Final Damage works?
    Final damage is a multiplier that adds to your visible damage numbers at the very end. It does not show up on range because it is calculated after your displayed skill damage. For example, your range is 1 million and you cast a skill that does 10 million damage per line. With 20% final damage your range is still 1 million but your skill now does 12 million per line. Total damage is different, and it does show in your range.

    How to increase Final Damage?
    Roll the Character Inner Ability to get Final Damage. Not sure if can get from potential equips.

  6. Christopher

    Hey ayumilove thank you for the tips for increasing damage range. I heard that final damage can really help increase your range. I was wondering if you could explain how it works. And most importantly how can I increase my final damage I googled it and did not find much information on it.
    Thank you very much,
    Christopher

  7. ss

    suggestion 3 has a typo
    3. Create characters that has Link Skills.
    has should be have

  8. Nicky

    Empress’ Blessing and Blessing of the Fairy do not stack, clearly stated in the description of the ability.

  9. Joze

    Hey ayumi, I was wondering about Damage and final damage, can you tell me about each.

    ty :3

  10. Ayumilove Post author

    @Austin: Thanks for your feedback! I have added a new section for Adventurer/Explorer Blessing of the Fairy in the article above.

  11. Austin

    It’s not as practical as Empress’s Blessing, but you should include Blessing of the Fairy. It gives +1 ATK Power, +1 MAG ATK, and +1 Accuracy & Avoidability every 10 level increment from an Explorer class, up to level 200. The only downside to this I can think of is the fact that the Explorer character themselves don’t get the skill. The skill itself does apply to all other characters on your account, and it stacks with Empress’s Blessing.

  12. Jesse

    Do you have a section of what are the best end-game equips up to date?

  13. Ayumilove Post author

    @C.D. Random: There is a potential for MapleStory Nexon to ban for multi-playing but it’s quite slim. I had a friend who had made 27 accounts for mule and farming meso, yet to be banned after so many years.

  14. C.D. Random

    The sixth suggestion here can possibly get you banned for multiplaying. It’s better to get in a guild or find friends in game to buff you rather than have 2 instances of Maplestory running.

  15. Codex Guy

    Leafre set used to be a good method to improve your PDR but now that you cannot longer get the cards by monster drop. How can we improve our pdr? do you know if they will bring them back?

  16. Informer

    With the new GMS update, you can transfer potential (Unique and above potential will get downgraded to Epic) from one equipment to another equipment that is 1-10 levels higher.

  17. Eddie

    What happens if my Cygnus Knight goes over 150? Does it still provide +30 WA?

  18. Eddie

    What happens if my Cygus Knight goes over 150? Does it still provide +30 WA?

  19. Soh Jiong Hao

    I apologise. There is no link skill for BattleMage in MapleStorySEA, so it should only be trained to level 100, not level 120. What I posted before this has one instance of ‘lv120 BattleMage’. Thank you.

  20. Soh Jiong Hao

    Based on MapleStorySEA (Does NOT have Beast Tamer and Kinesis):
    INDEX
    [1] Main: Magicians (Primary stat INT, secondary stat LUK)

    [2] Main: Demon Avenger(warrior). (Primary stat HP, secondary stat STR)

    [3] Main: Dark Knight(warrior). (Primary stat STR, secondary stat HP)
    3rd job Cross Over Chain skill (individual skill buff) of Dark Knight, increases the damage range of the character
    using it more, if its unharmed buffed HP is higher.

    [4] Main: Phantom(thief). (Primary stat LUK, secondary stat DEX)
    Skills to steal from explorers:
    ** EFFECTS OF STOLEN SKILLS ARE REDUCED. (LESS POWERFUL)***
    2nd job: Rage from a Hero
    3rd job: Cross Over Chain from a Dark Knight
    3rd job Cross Over Chain skill (individual skill buff) of Dark Knight, increases the damage range of the character
    using it more, if its unharmed buffed HP is higher.
    4th job: Final Cut from a Dual Blade

    [5] Main: Xenon(thief/pirate hybrid). (Primary stats STR, DEX and LUK, NO secondary stat)

    [6] Main: Thief which is NOT Phantom and NOT Xenon. (Primary stat LUk, secondary stat DEX)

    [7] Main: Warrior, Bowman or Pirate, which is NOT Demon Avenger, NOT Dark Knight and NOT Xenon.
    (Primary stat STR, secondary stat DEX for such warriors, Primary Stat DEX, secondary stat STR for such bowmen, Primary stat STR, secondary stat DEX for Cannon Shooter, viper and striker, AND Primary stat DEX, secondary stat STR for Angelic Buster, Captain and Zen)

    ** PLEASE PAY ATTENTION TO THE SPECIAL NOTES, IF ANY. THANK YOU.***
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    [1] Main: Magician with NO link skill(Primary stat INT, secondary stat LUK)
    =
    SPECIAL CASES TO TAKE NOTE OF:
    If main character magician is Luminous
    OR
    if main character magician is Kanna
    =
    1) lv100+ MAGICIAN Main (level 120+ for Luminous)
    Characters to train to boost damage range:
    2) level 150 revamped Knight of Cygnus FOR LEVEL 30 EMPRESS BLESSING, for +30 weapon/magic attack to all OTHER characters EXCEPT ITSELF. (IMPORTANT NOTE: This CAN be Flame Wizard. If it is not Flame Wizard, a level 120 Flame Wizard must also be trained. Refer to character number 12 in this list. Thank you.)
    3) lv120 Kanna (***NOTE: Only needed if the main character is NOT Kanna.***)
    4) lv120 Demon Avenger
    5) lv120 Xenon
    6) lv120 Hayato
    7) lv120 Cannon Shooter
    8) lv120 Zen
    9) lv120 Angelic Buster
    10) lv120 Demon Slayer
    11) level 120 Luminous (***NOTE: Only needed if the main character is NOT Luminous.***)
    12) lv120 revamped Flame Wizard (***NOTE: Only needed if the character at number 2 in the list is not Flame Wizard.***)
    13) lv100 Viper
    14) lv180 Zero
    15) lv120 Phantom
    16) lv100 Dark Knight
    17) lv120 revamped Knight of Cygnus
    18) lv120 revamped Knight of Cygnus
    19) lv120 revamped Knight of Cygnus
    =
    20) level 120 Kaiser (**Note: Only needed if the main character IS a LUMINOUS, OR a KANNA.***)
    *************************************************************************************
    Up to 12 link skills from other characters can be used.
    LINK SKILLS to USE: (The names and details of the link skills will NOT be stated here, unless necessary.)
    1) level 2 or higher, up to level 10, link skill from level 120 knights of cygnus
    2) level 2 link skill from level 120 Kanna (NOTE: If the main character is a Kanna, this will be the main character’s own link skill.)
    3) level 2 link skill from level 120 Demon Avenger
    4) level 2 link skill from level 120 Xenon
    5) level 1 link skill from level 70+ Hayato (Not sure if level 2 link skill at level 120 will be released in the future for MapleStorySEA.)6) level 2 link skill from level 120 Cannon Shooter
    7) link skill from level 120 Zen (link skill at level 70: MINIMUM +2 to STR, DEX, INT, LUK, weapon attack and magic attack.
    link skil at level 120: MINIMUM +3 to MINIMUM +2 to STR, DEX, INT, LUK, weapon attack and magic attack.)
    8) level 2 link skill from level 120 Angelic Buster
    9) level 2 link skill from level 120 Demon Slayer
    10) level 2 link skill from level 120 Luminous (NOTE: If the main character is a Luminous, this will be the main character’s own link skill.)
    11) level 5 link skill from level 180 Zero (This is obtained when the 2nd last Zero storyline quest is done at level 178. Maple World quests and EXP from Maple World are unlocked after completion of the last Zero storyline quest at level 180).
    12) level 2 link skill from level 120 Phantom
    =
    13) level 2 link skill from level 120 Kaiser (**Note: Only needed if the main character is a LUMINOUS OR a KANNA.***)
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    9 Rank S CHARACTER CARD COMBINATION: (IMPORTANT: the commas separate each group of three.)
    Zen + Viper + Cannon Shooter, Dark Knight + Hayato + Demon Avenger, Kanna + Luminous + Flame Wizard.
    *************************************************************************************
    NOTE:

    1) level 100 to level 199 Ice/Lightning Archmage has the same character card boost (at Rank S of the character card) as level 100 to level 199 Flame Wizard, but Ice/Lightning Archmage’s card is of the explorer type, while Flame Wizard’s card is of the knights of cygnus type. If level 100+ Ice/Lightning Archmage is used in place of level 120+ Flame Wizard for the character card combination for this main character, one more character must be trained (which is the level 120+ Flame Wizard), to reach level 10 for the stackable knight of cygnus link skill, for % elemental resistance and % status resistance.

    2) NOTE: Revamped Knights of Cygnus refer to Soul Master, Wind Breaker, Striker, Flame Wizard and Night Walker ONLY. Mihile is NOT included in them.
    The % elemental resistance and % status resistance link skill of revamped knights of cygnus, can be stacked up to level 10, when all 5 DIFFERENT revamped knights of cygnus are trained to level 120, with their link skills passed to one single character.

    3) There are 2 job revamps for the 5 knights of cygnus –
    The first revamp was for Soul Master, Wind Breaker and Striker. The second revamp was for Flame Wizard and Night Walker. Only revamped knights of cygnus can train beyond level 120, and only revamped knights of cygnus have the % elemental resistance and % status resistance link skill.

    4)***NOTE: DO NOT use Eunwol’s link skill for main.***

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    [2] Main: Demon Avenger(warrior). (Primary stat HP, secondary stat STR)
    1) lv120+ DEMON AVENGER Main
    2) level 150 revamped Knight of Cygnus FOR LEVEL 30 EMPRESS BLESSING, for +30 weapon/magic attack to all OTHER characters EXCEPT ITSELF.
    3) lv120 Kanna
    4) lv120 Kaiser
    5) lv120 Xenon
    6) lv120 Hayato
    7) lv120 Cannon Shooter
    8) lv120 Zen
    9) lv120 Angelic Buster
    10) lv120 Demon Slayer
    11) lv100 Dark Knight
    12) lv120 Luminous
    13) lv100 Battlemage
    14) lv100 Viper
    15) lv120 Eunwol
    16) lv180 Zero
    17) lv120 Phantom
    18) lv120 revamped Knight of Cygnus
    19) lv120 revamped Knight of Cygnus
    20) lv120 revamped Knight of Cygnus
    21) lv120 revamped Knight of Cygnus
    *************************************************************************************
    Up to 12 link skills from other characters can be used.
    LINK SKILLS to USE: (The names and details of the link skills will NOT be stated here, unless necessary.)
    1) level 2 link skill from level 120 Demon Avenger (OWN LINK SKILL in this case)
    =
    2) level 2 or higher, up to level 10, link skill from level 120 knights of cygnus
    3) level 2 link skill from level 120 Kanna
    4) level 2 link skill from level 120 Kaiser
    5) level 2 link skill from level 120 Xenon
    6) level 1 link skill from level 70+ Hayato (Not sure if level 2 link skill at level 120 will be released in the future for MapleStorySEA.)
    7) level 2 link skill from level 120 cannon shooter
    8) link skill from level 120 Zen (link skill at level 70: MINIMUM +2 to STR, DEX, INT, LUK, weapon attack and magic attack.
    link skil at level 120: MINIMUM +3 to MINIMUM +2 to STR, DEX, INT, LUK, weapon attack and magic attack.)
    9) level 2 link skill from level 120 Angelic Buster
    10) level 2 link skill from level 120 Demon Slayer
    11) level 2 link skill from level 120 Luminous
    12) level 5 link skill from level 180 Zero (This is obtained when the 2nd last Zero storyline quest is done at level 178. Maple World quests and EXP from Maple World are unlocked after completion of the last Zero storyline quest at level 180).
    13) level 2 link skill from level 120 Phantom
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    9 Rank S CHARACTER CARD COMBINATION: (IMPORTANT: the commas separate each group of three.)
    EunWol + Xenon + Viper, Kaiser + Dark Knight + Hayato, Kanna + Luminous + Battlemage.
    *************************************************************************************

    NOTE:

    1) level 100 to level 199 Ice/Lightning Archmage has the same character card boost (at Rank S of the character card) as level 100 to level 199 Flame Wizard, but Ice/Lightning Archmage’s card is of the explorer type, while Flame Wizard’s card is of the knights of cygnus type. If level 100+ Ice/Lightning Archmage is used in place of level 120+ Flame Wizard for the character card combination for this main character, one more character must be trained (which is the level 120+ Flame Wizard), to reach level 10 for the stackable knight of cygnus link skill, for % elemental resistance and % status resistance.

    2) NOTE: Revamped Knights of Cygnus refer to Soul Master, Wind Breaker, Striker, Flame Wizard and Night Walker ONLY. Mihile is NOT included in them.
    The % elemental resistance and % status resistance link skill of revamped knights of cygnus, can be stacked up to level 10, when all 5 DIFFERENT revamped knights of cygnus are trained to level 120, with their link skills passed to one single character.

    3) There are 2 job revamps for the 5 knights of cygnus –
    The first revamp was for Soul Master, Wind Breaker and Striker. The second revamp was for Flame Wizard and Night Walker. Only revamped knights of cygnus can train beyond level 120, and only revamped knights of cygnus have the % elemental resistance and % status resistance link skill.

    4)***NOTE: DO NOT use Eunwol’s link skill for main.***

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    [3] Main: Dark Knight(warrior). (Primary stat STR, secondary stat HP)
    3rd job Cross Over Chain skill (individual skill buff) of Dark Knight, increases the damage range of the character
    using it more, if its unharmed buffed HP is higher.
    DARK KNIGHT (Primary stat STR, secondary stat DEX, 3rd job Cross Surge(Cross Over Chain) skill boosts the dark knight’s damage range by a % of the unharmed buffed maximum HP of the dark knight):
    1) lv100+ DARK KNIGHT Main
    2) level 150 revamped Knight of Cygnus FOR LEVEL 30 EMPRESS BLESSING, for +30 weapon/magic attack to all OTHER characters EXCEPT ITSELF. (IMPORTANT NOTE: This CAN be Flame Wizard. If it is not Flame Wizard, a level 120 Flame Wizard must also be trained. Refer to character number 12 in this list. Thank you.)
    3) lv120 Demon Avenger
    4) lv120 Kanna
    5) lv120 Xenon
    6) lv120 Kaiser
    7) lv120 Hayato
    8) lv120 Cannon Shooter
    9) lv120 Zen
    10) lv120 Angelic Buster
    11) lv120 Demon Slayer
    12) lv100 Viper
    13) lv100 Paladin
    14) lv120 Luminous
    15) lv180 Zero
    16) lv120 Phantom
    *********************************************************************************
    Up to 12 link skills from other characters can be used.
    LINK SKILLS to USE: (The names and details of the link skills will NOT be stated here, unless necessary.)
    1) level 2 link skill from level 120 Kanna
    2) level 2 link skill from level 120 Demon Avenger
    3) level 2 link skill from level 120 Xenon
    4) level 2 link skill from level 120 Kaiser
    5) level 1 link skill from level 70+ Hayato (Not sure if level 2 link skill at level 120 will be released in the future for MapleStorySEA.)6) level 2 link skill from level 120 Cannon Shooter
    6) link skill from level 120 Zen (link skill at level 70: MINIMUM +2 to STR, DEX, INT, LUK, weapon attack and magic attack.
    link skil at level 120: MINIMUM +3 to MINIMUM +2 to STR, DEX, INT, LUK, weapon attack and magic attack.)
    7) level 2 link skill from level 120 Cannon Shooter
    8) level 2 link skill from level 120 Angelic Buster
    9) level 2 link skill from level 120 Demon Slayer
    10) level 2 link skill from level 120 Luminous
    11) level 5 link skill from level 180 Zero (This is obtained when the 2nd last Zero storyline quest is done at level 178. Maple World quests and EXP from Maple World are unlocked after completion of the last Zero storyline quest at level 180).
    12) level 2 link skill from level 120 Phantom
    *************************************************************************************
    9 Rank S CHARACTER CARD COMBINATION: (IMPORTANT: the commas separate each group of three.)
    Zen + Viper + Cannon Shooter, Dark Knight + Paladin + Hayato, Angelic Buster + Kaiser + Xenon.
    *************************************************************************************
    NOTE:

    1) level 100 to level 199 Ice/Lightning Archmage has the same character card boost (at Rank S of the character card) as level 100 to level 199 Flame Wizard, but Ice/Lightning Archmage’s card is of the explorer type, while Flame Wizard’s card is of the knights of cygnus type. If level 100+ Ice/Lightning Archmage is used in place of level 120+ Flame Wizard for the character card combination for this main character, one more character must be trained (which is the level 120+ Flame Wizard), to reach level 10 for the stackable knight of cygnus link skill, for % elemental resistance and % status resistance.

    2) NOTE: Revamped Knights of Cygnus refer to Soul Master, Wind Breaker, Striker, Flame Wizard and Night Walker ONLY. Mihile is NOT included in them.
    The % elemental resistance and % status resistance link skill of revamped knights of cygnus, can be stacked up to level 10, when all 5 DIFFERENT revamped knights of cygnus are trained to level 120, with their link skills passed to one single character.

    3) There are 2 job revamps for the 5 knights of cygnus –
    The first revamp was for Soul Master, Wind Breaker and Striker. The second revamp was for Flame Wizard and Night Walker. Only revamped knights of cygnus can train beyond level 120, and only revamped knights of cygnus have the % elemental resistance and % status resistance link skill.

    4)***NOTE: DO NOT use Eunwol’s link skill for main.***

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    [4] Main: Phantom(thief). (Primary stat LUK, secondary stat DEX)
    Skills to steal from explorers:
    ** EFFECTS OF STOLEN SKILLS ARE REDUCED. (LESS POWERFUL)***
    2nd job: Rage from a Hero
    3rd job: Cross Over Chain from a Dark Knight
    3rd job Cross Over Chain skill (individual skill buff) of Dark Knight, increases the damage range of the character
    using it more, if its unharmed buffed HP is higher.
    4th job: Final Cut from a Dual Blade
    =
    1) lv120+ Phantom Main
    2) level 150 revamped Knight of Cygnus FOR LEVEL 30 EMPRESS BLESSING, for +30 weapon/magic attack to all OTHER characters EXCEPT ITSELF. (IMPORTANT NOTE: This CAN be Flame Wizard. If it is not Flame Wizard, a level 120 Flame Wizard must also be trained. Refer to character number 12 in this list. Thank you.)
    3) lv120 Demon Avenger
    4) lv120 Kanna
    5) lv120 Xenon
    6) lv120 Kaiser
    7) lv120 Hayato
    8) lv120 Cannon Shooter
    9) lv120 Zen
    10) lv120 Angelic Buster
    11) lv120 Demon Slayer
    12) lv100 Dark Knight
    13) lv100 Paladin
    14) lv120 Luminous
    15) lv100 BattleMage
    16) lv100 Evan
    17) lv120 Eunwol
    18) lv180 Zero
    19) lv120 revamped Knight of Cygnus
    20) lv120 revamped Knight of Cygnus
    21) lv120 revamped Knight of Cygnus
    22) lv120 revamped Knight of Cygnus
    *************************************************************************************
    Up to 12 link skills from other characters can be used.
    LINK SKILLS to USE: (The names and details of the link skills will NOT be stated here, unless necessary.)
    1) level 2 link skill from level 120 Phantom (OWN LINK SKILL in this case)
    =
    2) level 2 or higher, up to level 10, link skill from level 120 knights of cygnus
    3) level 2 link skill from level 120 Demon Avenger
    4) level 2 link skill from level 120 Kanna
    5) level 2 link skill from level 120 Xenon
    6) level 2 link skill from level 120 Kaiser
    7) level 1 link skill from level 70+ Hayato (Not sure if level 2 link skill at level 120 will be released in the future for MapleStorySEA.)
    8) level 2 link skill from level 120 cannon shooter
    9) link skill from level 120 Zen (link skill at level 70: MINIMUM +2 to STR, DEX, INT, LUK, weapon attack and magic attack.
    link skil at level 120: MINIMUM +3 to MINIMUM +2 to STR, DEX, INT, LUK, weapon attack and magic attack.)
    10) level 2 link skill from level 120 Angelic Buster
    11) level 2 link skill from level 120 Demon Slayer
    12) level 2 link skill from level 120 Luminous
    13) level 5 link skill from level 180 Zero (This is obtained when the 2nd last Zero storyline quest is done at level 178. Maple World quests and EXP from Maple World are unlocked after completion of the last Zero storyline quest at level 180).
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    Dark knight card is needed due to Phantom being able to steal Dark Knight’s Cross Surge (Cross Over Chain) skill, which boosts its damage range by a % of its unharmed buffed HP.
    9 Rank S CHARACTER CARD COMBINATION: (IMPORTANT: the commas separate each group of three.)
    EunWol + Angelic Buster + Xenon, Hayato + Dark Knight + Paladin, Kanna + Battlemage + Evan.
    *************************************************************************************
    NOTE:

    1) level 100 to level 199 Ice/Lightning Archmage has the same character card boost (at Rank S of the character card) as level 100 to level 199 Flame Wizard, but Ice/Lightning Archmage’s card is of the explorer type, while Flame Wizard’s card is of the knights of cygnus type. If level 100+ Ice/Lightning Archmage is used in place of level 120+ Flame Wizard for the character card combination for this main character, one more character must be trained (which is the level 120+ Flame Wizard), to reach level 10 for the stackable knight of cygnus link skill, for % elemental resistance and % status resistance.

    2) NOTE: Revamped Knights of Cygnus refer to Soul Master, Wind Breaker, Striker, Flame Wizard and Night Walker ONLY. Mihile is NOT included in them.
    The % elemental resistance and % status resistance link skill of revamped knights of cygnus, can be stacked up to level 10, when all 5 DIFFERENT revamped knights of cygnus are trained to level 120, with their link skills passed to one single character.

    3) There are 2 job revamps for the 5 knights of cygnus –
    The first revamp was for Soul Master, Wind Breaker and Striker. The second revamp was for Flame Wizard and Night Walker. Only revamped knights of cygnus can train beyond level 120, and only revamped knights of cygnus have the % elemental resistance and % status resistance link skill.

    4)***NOTE: DO NOT use Eunwol’s link skill for main.***

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    [5] Main: Xenon(thief/pirate hybrid). (Primary stats STR, DEX and LUK, NO secondary stat)
    1) lv120+ Xenon Main
    2) level 150 revamped Knight of Cygnus FOR LEVEL 30 EMPRESS BLESSING, for +30 weapon/magic attack to all OTHER characters EXCEPT ITSELF. (IMPORTANT NOTE: This CAN be Flame Wizard. If it is not Flame Wizard, a level 120 Flame Wizard must also be trained. Refer to character number 12 in this list. Thank you.)
    3) lv120 Demon Avenger
    4) lv120 Kanna
    5) lv120 Hayato
    6) lv120 Cannon Shooter
    7) lv120 Zen
    8) lv120 Angelic Buster
    9) lv120 Kaiser
    10) lv120 Demon Slayer
    11) lv100 Viper
    12) lv100 Paladin
    13) lv120 Luminous
    14) lv120 Zero
    15) lv120 Phantom
    16) lv120 Kaiser
    17) lv120 revamped Knight of Cygnus
    18) lv120 revamped Knight of Cygnus
    19) lv120 revamped Knight of Cygnus
    20) lv120 revamped Knight of Cygnus

    *************************************************************************************
    Up to 12 link skills from other characters can be used.
    LINK SKILLS to USE: (The names and details of the link skills will NOT be stated here, unless necessary.)
    1) level 2 link skill from level 120 Phantom (OWN LINK SKILL in this case)
    =
    2) level 2 or higher, up to level 10, link skill from level 120 knights of cygnus
    3) level 2 link skill from level 120 Demon Avenger
    4) level 2 link skill from level 120 Kanna
    5) level 2 link skill from level 120 Xenon
    6) level 1 link skill from level 70+ Hayato (Not sure if level 2 link skill at level 120 will be released in the future for MapleStorySEA.)
    7) level 2 link skill from level 120 Cannon Shooter
    8) link skill from level 120 Zen (link skill at level 70: MINIMUM +2 to STR, DEX, INT, LUK, weapon attack and magic attack.
    link skil at level 120: MINIMUM +3 to MINIMUM +2 to STR, DEX, INT, LUK, weapon attack and magic attack.)
    9) level 2 link skill from level 120 Angelic Buster
    10) level 2 link skill from level 120 Kaiser
    11) level 2 link skill from level 120 Demon Slayer
    12) level 2 link skill from level 120 Luminous
    13) level 5 link skill from level 180 Zero (This is obtained when the 2nd last Zero storyline quest is done at level 178. Maple World quests and EXP from Maple World are unlocked after completion of the last Zero storyline quest at level 180).
    *************************************************************************************
    9 Rank S CHARACTER CARD COMBINATION: (IMPORTANT: the commas separate each group of three.)
    Zen + Viper + Cannon Shooter, Paladin + Demon Avenger + Hayato, Angelic Buster + Kaiser + Xenon.
    *************************************************************************************


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    [6] Main: Thief which is NOT Phantom and NOT Xenon. (Primary stat LUK, secondary stat DEX)
    Primary stat LUK, secondary stat DEX: (non-job hybrid thief type (NOT XENON) – Night Lord, Shadower, Dual Blade) EXCEPT PHANTOM AND XENON
    1) lv100+
    2) level 150 revamped Knight of Cygnus FOR LEVEL 30 EMPRESS BLESSING, for +30 weapon/magic attack to all OTHER characters EXCEPT ITSELF. (IMPORTANT NOTE: This CAN be Flame Wizard. If it is not Flame Wizard, a level 120 Flame Wizard must also be trained. Refer to character number 12 in this list. Thank you.)
    3) lv120 Demon Avenger
    4) lv120 Kanna
    5) lv120 Xenon
    6) lv120 Hayato
    7) lv120 Cannon Shooter
    8) lv120 Zen
    9) lv120 Angelic Buster
    10) lv120 Demon Slayer
    10) lv100 Paladin
    11) lv120 Luminous
    12) lv100 Battlemage
    13) lv100 Evan
    14) lv120 Eunwol
    15) lv120 Zero
    16) lv120 Phantom
    17) lv120 revamped Knight of Cygnus
    18) lv120 revamped Knight of Cygnus
    19) lv120 revamped Knight of Cygnus
    20) lv120 revamped Knight of Cygnus
    (***NOTE: This character(stated as number 20) is NOT NEEDED if main character is a Night Walker(which is a knight of cygnus itself. HOWEVER, the characters in numbers 17, 18, 19 AND 20 are STILL NEEDED.***)
    *************************************************************************************
    Up to 12 link skills from other characters can be used.
    LINK SKILLS to USE: (The names and details of the link skills will NOT be stated here, unless necessary.)
    1) level 2 link skill from level 120 Phantom (OWN LINK SKILL in this case)
    =
    2) level 2 or higher, up to level 10, link skill from level 120 knights of cygnus
    3) level 2 link skill from level 120 Demon Avenger
    4) level 2 link skill from level 120 Kanna
    5) level 2 link skill from level 120 Xenon
    6) level 1 link skill from level 70+ Hayato (Not sure if level 2 link skill at level 120 will be released in the future for MapleStorySEA.)
    7) level 2 link skill from level 120 cannon shooter
    8) link skill from level 120 Zen (link skill at level 70: MINIMUM +2 to STR, DEX, INT, LUK, weapon attack and magic attack.
    link skil at level 120: MINIMUM +3 to MINIMUM +2 to STR, DEX, INT, LUK, weapon attack and magic attack.)
    9) level 2 link skill from level 120 Angelic Buster
    10) level 2 link skill from level 120 Demon Slayer
    11) level 2 link skill from level 120 Luminous
    12) level 5 link skill from level 180 Zero (This is obtained when the 2nd last Zero storyline quest is done at level 178. Maple World quests and EXP from Maple World are unlocked after completion of the last Zero storyline quest at level 180).
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    9 Rank S CHARACTER CARD COMBINATION: (IMPORTANT: the commas separate each group of three.)
    EunWol + Angelic Buster + Xenon, Hayato + Paladin + Demon Avenger, Kanna + BattleMage + Evan.
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    [7] Main: Warrior, Bowman or Pirate, which is NOT Demon Avenger, NOT Dark Knight and NOT Xenon, and NOT MAGICIANS.
    (Primary stat STR, secondary stat DEX for such warriors, Primary Stat DEX, seconddary stat STR for such bowmen, Primary stat STR, secondary stat DEX for Cannon Shooter, viper and striker, AND Primary stat DEX, secondary stat STR for Angelic Buster, Captain and Zen)
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    *** SPECIAL NOTE:
    (IF YOUR JOB IS HAYATO, CANNON SHOOTER, ZEN, ANGELIC BUSTER, DEMON SLAYER, KAISER, EUNWOL, OR ZERO,
    YOU DO NOT NEED TO TRAIN ANOTHER CHARACTER WHICH IS OF YOUR MAIN’S JOB, THAT IS, THE LIST BELOW
    WILL BE SHORTENED BY 1 CHARACTER IN THAT CASE!!!)
    OF COURSE, YOU NEED TO CREATE AND TRAIN THAT MAIN CHARACTER FIRST, BEFORE TRAINING OTHER CHARACTERS
    TO BOOSTS ITS DAMAGE RANGE!!!
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    1) lv100+ Main (level 120+ Main if the main character, which FITS THIS CATEGORY, has a link skill.)
    2) level 150 revamped Knight of Cygnus FOR LEVEL 30 EMPRESS BLESSING, for +30 weapon/magic attack to all OTHER characters EXCEPT ITSELF. (IMPORTANT NOTE: This CAN be Flame Wizard. If it is not Flame Wizard, a level 120 Flame Wizard must also be trained. Refer to character number 12 in this list. Thank you.)
    3) lv120 Kanna
    4) lv120 Demon Avenger
    5) lv120 Xenon
    6) lv120 Hayato
    7) lv120 Cannon Shooter
    8) lv120 Zen
    9) lv120 Angelic Buster
    10) lv120 Kaiser
    11) lv120 Demon Slayer
    12) lv100 Paladin
    13) lv120 Luminous
    14) lv100 (Ice, Lightning Archmage)
    15) lv120 Eunwol
    16) lv180 Zero
    17) lv120 Phantom
    18) lv120 Battlemage
    19) lv100 Evan (NOTE: NOT needed by main characters without MP bars(which do NOT use MP))
    20) lv120 revamped Knight of Cygnus
    21) lv120 revamped Knight of Cygnus
    22) lv120 revamped Knight of Cygnus
    23) lv120 revamped Knight of Cygnus

    ***NOTE: DO NOT use Eunwol’s link skill for main.***

    *************************************************************
    Up to 12 link skills from other characters can be used.
    LINK SKILLS to USE: (The names and details of the link skills will NOT be stated here, unless necessary.)
    1) level 2 or higher, up to level 10, link skill from level 120 knights of cygnus
    2) level 2 link skill from level 120 Kanna
    3) level 2 link skill from level 120 Demon Avenger
    4) level 2 link skill from level 120 Xenon
    5) level 1 link skill from level 70+ Hayato (Not sure if level 2 link skill at level 120 will be released in the future for MapleStorySEA.)
    6) level 2 link skill from level 120 Cannon Shooter
    7) link skill from level 120 Zen (link skill at level 70: MINIMUM +2 to STR, DEX, INT, LUK, weapon attack and magic attack.
    link skil at level 120: MINIMUM +3 to MINIMUM +2 to STR, DEX, INT, LUK, weapon attack and magic attack.)
    8) level 2 link skill from level 120 Angelic Buster
    9) level 2 link skill from level 120 Demon Slayer
    10) level 2 link skill from level 120 Luminous
    11) level 5 link skill from level 180 Zero (This is obtained when the 2nd last Zero storyline quest is done at level 178. Maple World quests and EXP from Maple World are unlocked after completion of the last Zero storyline quest at level 180).
    12) level 2 link skill from level 120 Phantom
    =
    13) level 2 link skill from level 120 Kaiser (**NOTE: Only needed if the main character is a Kaiser, a Hayato, a Cannon Shooter, a Zen, an Angelic Buster, a Demon Slayer or a Zero.***)
    *************************************************************************************
    9 Rank S CHARACTER CARD COMBINATION: (IMPORTANT: the commas separate each group of three.)
    EunWol + Angelic Buster + Xenon, Hayato + Kaiser + Paladin, Kanna + BattleMage + Evan
    (Note: level 100 Evan is NOT needed by main characters without MP bars(which do NOT use MP). Therefore, such main characters can choose NOT to train Evan, and replace the level 100 Evan card in this combination, with the level 120 Luminous card.)
    *************************************************************************************

    NOTE:

    1) level 100 to level 199 Ice/Lightning Archmage has the same character card boost (at Rank S of the character card) as level 100 to level 199 Flame Wizard, but Ice/Lightning Archmage’s card is of the explorer type, while Flame Wizard’s card is of the knights of cygnus type. If level 100+ Ice/Lightning Archmage is used in place of level 120+ Flame Wizard for the character card combination for this main character, one more character must be trained (which is the level 120+ Flame Wizard), to reach level 10 for the stackable knight of cygnus link skill, for % elemental resistance and % status resistance.

    2) NOTE: Revamped Knights of Cygnus refer to Soul Master, Wind Breaker, Striker, Flame Wizard and Night Walker ONLY. Mihile is NOT included in them.
    The % elemental resistance and % status resistance link skill of revamped knights of cygnus, can be stacked up to level 10, when all 5 DIFFERENT revamped knights of cygnus are trained to level 120, with their link skills passed to one single character.

    3) There are 2 job revamps for the 5 knights of cygnus –
    The first revamp was for Soul Master, Wind Breaker and Striker. The second revamp was for Flame Wizard and Night Walker. Only revamped knights of cygnus can train beyond level 120, and only revamped knights of cygnus have the % elemental resistance and % status resistance link skill.

    4)***NOTE: DO NOT use Eunwol’s link skill for main.***

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    Thank you.
    CREDITS:
    Sources used:
    1) YouTube video description used:
    The video’s video info shows the 3-card together combinations and the individual card’s boost, except for ZEN’s: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R54LjZ7iwEo
    Credits to “MasteringGaming” (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkx7Ck9lKEexmkEZGWV9ZQw).
    ——-
    2) Guide used: http://ayumilove.net/maplestory-character-card-system-guide/
    Credits to the author of “AyumiLove” (Website: http://ayumilove.net/)
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  21. Ayumilove Post author

    @Soh Jiong Hao: Thanks for your help :)

  22. Soh Jiong Hao

    Hi, AyumiLove. Thank you for updating points 1 and 3. :) I just saw the changes. Glad to help:) – a MapleStorySEA player

  23. Soh Jiong Hao

    I am a MapleStorySEA player.
    I wish to contribute my MapleStorySEA FaceBook notes’ content here. (on character card combinations) My FaceBook notes are mostly based on [email protected] methods, and mostly based on my own experience. Content not by me are credited to either other players, or other MapleStory guide/content authors.
    I stress that my FaceBook notes are only restricted to my FaceBook friends – I unfriend or do not become FaceBook friends to those who are caught engaging in monetary trading by me. Thank you. (The same privacy setting is applied to the FaceBook photo albums used for the FaceBook notes.)
    I can be contacted most easily via FaceBook messaging at http://www.facebook.com/mapleseafreebossruns

    For Point Number 1, please take note that revamped Knights of Cygnus, when trained up to level 150, can provide +30 weapon/magic attack to all other characters EXCEPT themselves. (via level 30 empress blessing)

    Revamped Knights of Cygnus: Soul Master, Striker, Wind Breaker, Flame Wizard and Night Walker,
    and NOT including Mihile (Mihile can only provide up to +24 weapon/magic attack to all other characters EXCEPT itself, by level 120, via level 24 empress blessing)

    For Point Number 3, I recommend using 9 rank S character cards (or 9 cards if possible),
    as MapleStorySEA already has up to 9 cards possible, for the equipping of cards (3 decks – each deck has 3 cards.)

    MapleStorySEA is one of the latest/slowest legally licensed versions of MapleStory to start, so I think it would be good to update Points Number 1 and 3.

  24. Trav

    Is the first method of creating a Mihile still work for giving +24 W.ATT to every char on your acc?

  25. Blair

    @Alex James
    if you want do get that amount of range fast the only way is buying NX. If you will have enough patience you will be able to reach that without spending any NX at all. Best options in my opinion is just camping for good events. For example i used to collect massive amounts of EVO Glasses from RED event. Selling them for tons of mesos 3 months after RED patch. Also dont look at Koreans. They have newest content so they are far ahead us.

  26. Alex James

    Hi Ayumi. Im a maplesea player lvl 140 Mech I saw youtube that many koreans does at least 5m to 50m damage do they have so much NX to spend on items for cubing or what is your advice for my mech? To reach at least 1line is 1M to 5M? Pls advice me on whats all the items and scrolls I should used for endgame? I can only solo nornal zak and HT but not chaos. I want to get godly items without spendig cash at all. Do advice me thanks

  27. AvengeGold

    Hey Yuki. Make a few character links. I highly recommend making a Xenon because of the All Stat % boost. Demon Avenger adds Damage as well as Kanna. Kanna trains faster so I recommend that. Cannonneer is also good to have because it adds stat. It would be good to have Kaiser link as Hp is good to have as Cross Surge increases your damage by overall HP ratio. If you plan to boss in end game, pick up a Demon Slayer link.

    Get will of alliance and work on a Cygnus for Atk boost.

    if you don’t plan on merching NX, sell fame to pros and do Zak runs. Get any complete set
    the 140 set is fairly decent and the stat bonus will help.

    I recommend to invest over time. Do your char links and take advantage of Boss Runs. Guilds help out too.

  28. yuki

    What if phantom is my main? How do i improve my dmg, not so funded on cash, only willing to buy pets, lol

  29. KaiserFan

    Ayumi can i ask how do get kaiser will of alliance skill?? (MSEA)

  30. swag

    For the Cygnus buff, is that only for your world? Is it also for alliance? I’m in arcania but I’ve uses all my char slots so if I get a 150 Cygnus in El nido (same alliance) do I still get buff? Thanks

  31. Jim

    Sorry, I also forgot to mention all CoK’s now can go beyond 120.
    Mihile was the 1st one to have access to Level 30 Empress Blessing back then (required killing a modified version of Ark; [which I did in the past, extremely difficult] but that’s no longer required)

    At 125, CoK’s can learn ‘Noble Mind’ which will add 1 Empress Blessing per 5 levels (talking to Neiheart in Ereve.

    Meaning if you have a 150 CoK (any of em; including Mihile which is practically useless unless stance is needed); you can essentially have maxed noble mind simply chatting.

  32. Jim

    Alternative option to phantom mule is kanna mule for the spawn

  33. JDPsyPhantom

    i forgot… i am in GMS

  34. JDPsyPhantom

    I obtain my skill by doing all phantom storylines quests i know that hayato cant obtain this but im not sure about the other characters.

  35. HayRoh

    There’s no quest from Teo & I play in GMS.

  36. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi HayRoh, have you completed the necessary quests? Which quest you have completed? You’re from GMS or MSEA region?

  37. HayRoh

    Why can’t i get Will of Alliance on my Aran?

  38. Isaac

    I thought you get the 2nd level link skill at level 120?

  39. Von Elscud

    farm Silent Crusade Coins and buy all those Mystics Accessories.
    since the set effects of 3, 4 , and 5 pieces stack, it’s a free damage booster ^^.

  40. Emblem

    you know empress blessing can get from level 25~30 by doing quests on your level 120 ( or higher as mihile) cygnus character.

  41. awesomenessman

    I wanna know if xenon get will of the alliance quest

  42. JJ

    How do i get xenon will of the alliance skill?

  43. Anything

    Ayumi how to get will of alliance in kaiser?

  44. Kaze

    Hi, i want to ask that did maplestory got any kind of weapon is better than Cygnus weapon?
    Mainly i planning to buy Cygnus xenon weapon, but it seen the price is ex till ridiculous 1 weapon like need over 10b (means 80k cash) (my server is maplesea) le by the way i also not planning get the eq set so if no set effect is not worth to buy at all. As my rules is not gonna use real money to buy weapon, i will use my effort to open cash shop and sell item to earn meso and buy it. So i wish to ask u got other way to get pro? I willing to use real money to buy cash, but i wont use real money to direct pay for a weapon. Please help me, i wan build a pro xenon, is that still got other way for me??

  45. S5Duh &S1Phantom =)

    Ayumi aft justic patch i dont think there is this quest anymore.. i wonder does Tempest patch bring back the quest cuz i wan get my wild hunter to gain the snow skin

  46. Darkstar

    i thought Will of the Alliance skill can only get from event?

  47. Rob5003

    Did not know about Will of Alliance. =O Thanks for the info.