MapleStory RED Archer Skill Build Guide V2

Introduction

MapleStory Archer 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.

Archer Related Guides

Changelog: GMS v.143 – RED First Impact (2013-11-30)
Old Version: MapleStory Archer Skill Build Guide V1
MapleStory Archer Training Spots Level 1-250

Archer Overview

CLASS: Adventurer/Explorer
EQUIPMENT TYPE: Archer
PRIMARY WEAPON: Bow, Crossbow
SECONDARY WEAPON: *This is determined in 2nd-job*
PRIMARY STAT: Dexterity (DEX)
LINK SKILL: None
CHARACTER CARD: None

Bowman – Archer 1st Job Skills

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.
Level 1: Accuracy +15, Avoidability +15, Range +8, Movement Speed +2, Max Movement Speed Increased to 146
Level 15: Accuracy +225, Avoidability +225, Range +120, Movement Speed +30, Max Movement Speed Increased to 160

Double Jump (Active)
Allows you to double-jump to cover more distance. Double-tap the ↑,↑ arrow keys to jump once in midair. Press the ↓,↓ arrow keys to descend quickly.
Level 1: MP Cost: 28, jumps further
Level 10: MP Cost: 10, jumps further

Arrow Blow (Active)
Shoots arrows at multiple enemies.
Level 1: MP Cost: 5, Damage: 200%, Max Enemies Hit: 4
Level 20: MP Cost: 11, Damage: 295%, Max Enemies Hit: 4

Critical Shot (Passive)
Increases Critical Hit Rate.
Level 1: Critical Hit Rate: +2%
Level 20: 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)

Explanation:
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.

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12 thoughts on “MapleStory RED Archer Skill Build Guide V2

  1. Ayumilove Post author

    @Joshua: It depends, some skills will be replaced and/or migrated to different job advancements. Based from my experience, some of the 4th job skills are moved down to 3rd job, and some 3rd job skills are moved down to 2nd job. And new skills are added into 4th job, few old skills deleted from 1st and 2nd job.

  2. Ayumilove Post author

    @Ice: I did some quick checking and it seems its a PvP (Player vs Player) skill. It can only be used in PvP mode instead of PvE (Player vs Enemies/Monsters)

  3. Ice

    Is the skill Nature’s Drain for real? It makes bowmasters with Hurricane seems pretty OP with all that lifesteal and mana recovery.

  4. Joshua

    Hi, I play Maplestory in Maplesea which is in Malaysia,Singapore and Philippines. So I was wondering, if this Red patch comes to Maplesea, will this affect the existing characters like changing their skills or do they still remain the same?

  5. OppaDen

    @Jin: i dont have it but i thought u can check ur total boss damage and def ignored from ur character window(if im not wrong) Tell us the result

  6. Jin

    hi, just wondering im a xbow master, i got marksmanship which ignores 25% def, light wash link skill from luminous for 10% def, and fool proof shot (eq) which ignores 15% x 2 , and another eq falcon wing heavy xbow which ignores 30% def….
    my question is do they stack ?? a total of ignore 25+10+15×2+30 =95% which is unlikely outcome…
    hope u can clarify my doubt…=p

  7. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi chichi, it does not really removes the consumption of arrows. I have corrected the Archer Mastery description. It still consumes arrows when Soul Arrow is not activated. However, once you run out of arrows, you will still be able to activate skills. One reason to have arrows is for their extra weapon attack damage. Similarly to Throwing-Stars that gives additional weapon attack to Thief’s Assassins’ Claws.

  8. chichi

    hello ayumi
    archer mastery says that it permanently removes the consumption of arrows. What exactly does that mean since archers get soul arrow which already lets us not use arrows? Just a little confused and would like clarification if you know. ^_^

  9. Jasquan

    Oh thanks. That sounds a bit complicated…I guess I’d rather not have to deal with all that stuff then.

  10. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Jasquan, you will need to have a KSSN (Korea Social Security Number) to register to the game. And you need to always apply yourself to get into each KMST season.

  11. Jasquan

    Ayumi, how do you play on the KMSt server? Does it require anything special (like using IP stuff) or do you just simply make a character? Thanks in advance.