Archer can advanced as a Bow Master or Marksman. This specific job route is determined when you reach Level 30. This guide takes account of the new changes aka revamp made by KMS (Korea MapleStory) Developers starting off with kMSt ver. 1.2.479 – Adventurer Warrior and Magician Reorganizations Patch! Bowmen, also known as Archers, are a part of Explorers and are the characters that wield Bows and Crossbows. They use long-range attacks and are capable dealing splash damage. They also have the highest accuracy, thus granting them the ability to fight Bosses earlier than the other classes. Their strength at long-range combat allows them to defeat creatures much larger than them earlier than other classes. However, they are one of the classes that have the lowest HP, causing them to wash HP or blood-mastering to gain more HP.
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Bowman – Archer 1st Job Skills
Nature’s Balance (PvP Skill)
When attacking, gain a chance to recover HP and MP. However, the recovery cannot exceed 10% of the maximum of that stat.
LV1: 20% chance to heal 100% of damage as HP and MP
Archer Mastery (Passive)
Learn the basic skills of the bow. Increases accuracy, avoid, range, speed, and maximum speed. Even if you run out of arrows, you can still use skills.
LV1: Accuracy: +15, Avoidability: +15, Range: +8, Speed: +2%, Maximum Speed: 146%
LV15: Accuracy: +225, Avoidability: +225, Range: +120, Speed: +30%, Maximum Speed: 160%
Double Jump (Active)
While in the middle of a jump, jump once more to move forward. Press Up, Up to leap upwards, and Down, Down to leap downwards.
LV1: MP Cost: 28, Jump a fixed distance
LV10: MP Cost: 10, Jump a fixed distance
Arrow Blow (Active)
Fires arrows at up to 3 enemies.
LV1: MP Cost: 5, Damage: 200%, Max Enemies Hit: 4
LV20: MP Cost: 11, Damage: 295%, Max Enemies Hit: 4
Critical Shot (Passive)
Increases Critical Hit Rate.
LV1: Critical Hit Rate: +2%
LV20: Critical Hit Rate: +40%
Archer Skill Build Guide: Everything maxed.
1. Archer Mastery, Arrow Blow (1)
2. Double Jump (MAX)
3. Archer Mastery (MAX)
4. Arrow Blow (MAX)
5. Critical Shot (MAX)
MapleStory RED Archer primary attacking skill will be Arrow Blow. Add 1 SP into Arrow Blow to unlock it and leave it at Level 1 first as it will be sufficient for training purposes. Double Jump to reach monsters quicker and speed up traveling. Archer Mastery for additional stat and mastery. Arrow Blow for more damage. Max Critical Shot last since the extra damage pops up randomly whereas maxing Arrow Blow provides constant damage improvement.
2013-06-08: Published MapleStory RED Archer Skill Build Guide 2013
2013-12-05: Updated to GMS v.143 – RED Part 1: First Impact (2013-12-04)
2014-01-18: Finalized RED Archer Skill Build Guide.
2014-04-06: Restructuring hyperlinks in guide to ease navigation.