MapleStory Battle Mage Skill Build Guide V3

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The Battle Mage (also known as BaM) is a member of the Resistance that condenses magical power and uses it for strength and protection. Unlike other Magician classes, the Battle Mage specializes in fast, close-range combat that overpowers foes. The Battle Mage uses staffs to decimate multiple enemies with flashy attack spells and casts auras to aid the party a character is in. The Battle Mage is unique amongst Magicians as it is primarily a melee combat character. Using his staff to beat back the Black Wings, the Battle Mage will be the first into danger, placing himself between his teammates and the forces of darkness. He also has Aura abilities, which allow him to buff himself and his friends in combat.

BATTLE MAGE OVERVIEW

CLASS: Resistance
EQUIPMENT TYPE: Magician
PRIMARY WEAPON: Staff (1-handed weapon)
SECONDARY WEAPON: Shield
PRIMARY STAT: Intelligence (INT)
LINK SKILL: None
CHARACTER CARD: Damage received from enemy -2/3/4/5%
JOB SKILLS: I: Battle MageII: Battle MageIII: Battle MageIV: Battle Mage

Battle Mage Changelog

GMS v.157 – Shinning Stars (2014-12-03)
GMS v.148 – Grand Athenaeum (2014-03-26)
GMS v.143 – RED Part 1: First Impact (2013-12-04)
GMS v.142 – Dawnveil Demons of Tynerum (2013-10-16)
GMS v.137 – Unleashed (2013-06-19)
GMS v.132 – Hyper Evolution (2013-04-03)
GMS v.123 – Tempest (2012-11-28)
GMS V121 – Rise Against (???)
GMS v.118 – Champions (2012-09-21)
GMS v.115 – Mutiny (???)
GMS v.112 – Jett (2012-06-26)

Battle Mage Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Hp is the highest among the other class except warrior type.
  • High Weapon and Magic Defense upon maxing Adv. Blue Aura.
  • High avoid rate (40%) after maxing Adv. Yellow Aura (passive + active).
  • Low HP potion usage due to drain + High avoid rate + high def + many invincible skilll.
  • Low MP potion usage due to high base mp and without magic guard.

Cons

  • The only class does not have a mount.
  • Easy get bored, use blow skill from level 10 to 200 (twister spin & dark shock has cooldown)
  • Attack speed is dependent on weapon speed, most weapon has slow speed!
  • 1v1 DPS is very low.

Battle Mage 1st Job Skills

MapleStory Battle Mage Staff Artist Staff Artist (Passive)
Years of study with a Staff have made you an exceedingly dangerous opponent.
Level 1: Magic ATT: 1, Speed: 1, Jump: 1, Max Speed: +1
Level 20: Magic ATT: 20, Speed: 20, Jump: 20, Max Speed: +20

MapleStory Battle Mage Triple Blow Triple Blow (Active)
Quickly attacks multiple enemies 3 times in a row.
Level 1: MP Cost: 10, Damage: 117%, Max Attacks: 3, Max Monsters Hit: 8
Level 20: MP Cost: 20, Damage: 155%, Max Attacks: 3, Max Monsters Hit: 8

MapleStory Battle Mage Teleport Teleport (Active)
Allows you to teleport a set distance to other locations on the same map using the arrow keys.
Level 1: MP Cost: 44, Teleport to the left and right by 142, and up and down by 255
Level 5: MP Cost: 20, Teleport to the left and right by 170, and up and down by 275

MapleStory Battle Mage Dark Aura Dark Aura (Supportive)
Produces an aura that increases damage inflicted by your party members. Cancel aura by pressing skill key again. Can be used simultaneously with other auras.
Level 1: MP Cost: 15, Damage Done: +1%
Level 20: MP Cost: 30, Damage Done: +10%

Battle Mage 1st Job Skill Build: Everything maxed.
1. Triple Blow, Dark Aura, Teleport (1)
2. Staff Artist (MAX)
3. Triple Blow (MAX)
4. Teleport (MAX)
5. Dark Aura (MAX)

Battle Mage 2nd Job Skills

MapleStory Battle Mage Ordinary Conversion Ordinary Conversion
Increases the Max HP.
Level 1: Max HP +10%
Level 10: Max HP +100%

MapleStory Battle Mage Staff Mastery Staff Mastery (Passive)
Increases Staff Mastery, Magic Attack, and Critical Hit Rate.
Level 1: Staff Mastery: +14%, Magic ATT: +1, Critical Hit Rate: +4%
Level 10: Staff Mastery: +50%, Magic ATT: +10, Critical Hit Rate: +40%

MapleStory Battle Mage Quad Blow Quad Blow (Active)
Required Skill: Triple Blow (MAX)
Quickly deals 4 attacks on multiple enemies.
Level 1: MP Cost: 20, Damage: 127%, Max Attacks: 4, Max Monsters Hit: 8
Level 20: MP Cost: 30, Damage: 165%, Max Attacks: 4, Max Monsters Hit: 8

MapleStory Battle Mage Dark Chain Hyper Dark Chain (Active)
A dark chain emerges from a pentacle to pull multiple enemies toward you. Pulled enemies take damage and have a chance to be knocked down. Can be linked with Battle Burst afterwards.
Level 1: MP Cost: 30, Damage: 320%, Max Monsters Hit: 8, Knock Down Duration: 4 sec
Level 10: MP Cost: 35, Damage: 410%, Max Monsters Hit: 8, Knock Down Duration: 6 sec

MapleStory Battle Mage Staff Boost Staff Boost (Supportive)
Required Skill: Staff Mastery (5)
Increases the attack speed of your weapon for a short time. Must have a staff equipped.
Level 1: MP Cost: 94, Duration: 20 sec
Level 10: MP Cost: 40, Duration: 200 sec

MapleStory Battle Mage Blood Drain Blood Drain (Supportive)
Casts a buff that allows you to recover HP equivalent to a portion of the damage you inflict on enemies. Only up to 10% of your Max HP can be recovered with each attack.
Level 1: MP Cost: 50, Duration: 20 sec, recovers HP equivalent to 1% of the damage you do.
Level 10: MP Cost: 75, Duration: 200 sec, recovers HP equivalent to 5% of the damage you do.

MapleStory Battle Mage Yellow Aura Yellow Aura (Supportive)
Creates a bright yellow aura that increases the Movement Speed and Attack Speed of your party members. Cancel the aura by pressing the skill key again. Can be used simultaneously with other auras.
Level 1: MP Cost: 12, Movement Speed: +1, Attack Speed: +1 step
Level 20: MP Cost: 18, Movement Speed: +20, Attack Speed: +1 step

MapleStory Battle Mage High Wisdom High Wisdom (Passive)
Permanently increase INT through mental discipline.
Level 1: Permanently increase INT by 8
Level 5: Permanently increase INT by 40

Battle Mage 2nd Job Skill Build: Everything maxed except Hyper Dark Chain.
1. Quad Blow, Yellow Aura, Hyper Dark Chain (1)
2. Staff Mastery (MAX)
3. Staff Boost (MAX)
4. Quad Blow (MAX)
5. High Wisdom (MAX)
6. Blood Drain (MAX)
7. Yellow Aura (MAX)
8. Hyper Dark Chain (9/10)
9. Ordinary Conversion (MAX)

NOTE:
The Battle Mage quest from NPC Brighton in Secret Plaza for free additional 7 SP (Skill Points) has been removed.

Battle Mage 3rd Job Skills

MapleStory Battle Mage Battle Burst Battle Burst
Charges through enemies. Can be linked with Finishing Blow afterwards. Permanently increases Hyper Dark Chain’s damage.
Level 1: MP Cost: 22, Max Enemies Hit: 8, Damage: 475%. Passive Effect: Hyper Dark Chain’s Damage: +3%
Level 10: MP Cost: 23, Max Enemies Hit: 8, Damage: 565%. Passive Effect: Hyper Dark Chain’s Damage: +30%

MapleStory Battle Mage Battle Mastery Battle Mastery (Passive)
You’ve honed your skills in battle and have now permanently increase your Damage and your Minimum Critical Damage.
Level 1: Damage: 11%, Minimum Critical Damage: +1%
Level 20: Damage: 30%, Minimum Critical Damage: +20%

MapleStory Battle Mage Quintuple Blow Quintuple Blow (Active)
Required Skill: Quad Blow (MAX)
Quickly deals 5 attacks on multiple enemies.
Level 1: MP Cost: 33, Damage: 142%, Number of Attacks: 5, Max Enemies Hit: 8
Level 20: MP Cost: 42, Damage: 180%, Number of Attacks: 5, Max Enemies Hit: 8

MapleStory Battle Mage Dark Shock Dark Shock (Active)
Summons two dark orbs and creates a magnetic field between them, which attacks 8 enemies. Additional Critical Hit Rate applied only for this skill. Cooldown decreases as skill level increases
Level 1: MP Cost: 65, Damage: 900% Max Monsters Hit: 8, Additional Critical Hit Rate: 10%, Cooldown: 15 sec
Level 15: MP Cost: 85, Damage: 1040% Max Monsters Hit: 8, Additional Critical Hit Rate: 50%, Cooldown: 5 sec

MapleStory Battle Mage Blue Aura Blue Aura (Supportive)
Creates a bright blue aura that increases Defense and HP, and absorbs the damage taken by party members. Cancel the aura by pressing the skill key again. Can be used simultaneously with other auras.
Level 1: MP Cost: 24, DEF: +110, Max HP: +60, Damage Distributed: 11%, with 39% of that absorbed
Level 20: MP Cost: 42, DEF: +300, Max HP: +250, Damage Distributed: 30%, with 20% of that absorbed

MapleStory Battle Mage Body Boost Body Boost
Required Skill: Dark Aura + Yellow Aura + Blue Aura (10)
Consumes MP to rapidly increase the effects of your active aura for a short time. You must cancel this skill to switch auras. Also, enemy attacks will not cancel the buff.
Level 1: Mana Cost: MP 54, Duration: 67 sec. Activated auras effects will have the multiplier 2 applied to following parts: Dark Aura: Damage; Yellow Aura: Attack Speed; Speed, Avoidability Blue Aura: Distributed Damage Absorption, DEF. Cooldown: 147 Sec.
Level 20: Mana Cost: MP 130, Duration: 200 sec. Activated auras effects will have the multiplier 2 applied to following parts: Dark Aura: Damage; Yellow Aura: Attack Speed, Speed, Avoidability; Blue Aura: Distributed Damage Absorption, DEF. Cooldown: 90 Sec.

MapleStory Battle Mage Summon Reaper Buff Summon Reaper Buff (Toggle ON/OFF)
Grants a small chance to summon a reaper when you eliminate monsters. Summoned reapers can attack enemies for a short time. Does not apply to boss monsters and some others.
Level 1: MP Cost: 80, Summon Chance: 1%. Reaper’s Damage: 270%, Reaper Duration: 12 sec
Level 10: MP Cost: 100, Summon Chance: 10%. Reaper’s Damage: 450%, Reaper Duration: 30 sec

MapleStory Battle Mage Stance Stance (Supportive)
With great concentration, you hold your ground when struck, resisting knock-back effects.
Level 1: MP Cost: 60, Knock-back Resist Chance: 36%, Duration: 30 sec
Level 10: MP Cost: 90, Knock-back Resist Chance: 90%, Duration: 300 sec

MapleStory Battle Mage Teleport Mastery Teleport Mastery
Required Skill: Teleport (MAX)
When activated, enemies at the teleport location will take damage and become Stunned. Also permanently increases teleport distance. This skill can be toggled on and off with the skill key.
Level 1: MP Cost: 4, Damage: 260%, Max Enemies Hit: 6, Stun Chance: 40%, Stun Duration: 2 sec, Teleport Distance: +4
Level 5: MP Cost: 20, Damage: 340%, Max Enemies Hit: 6, Stun Chance: 80%, Stun Duration: 4 sec, Teleport Distance: +20

Battle Mage 3rd Job Skill Build: Everything maxed except Stance.
1. Quintuple Blow, Teleport Mastery, Blue Aura, Battle Mastery (1)
2. Blue Aura (10/20)
3. Body Boost (MAX)
4. Quintuple Blow (MAX)
5. Battle Mastery (MAX)
6. Teleport Mastery (MAX)
7. Stance (4/10)
8. Battle Burst (MAX)
9. Blue Aura (MAX)
10. Summon Reaper Buff (MAX)
11. Dark Shock (MAX)

Explanation:
Battle Mage gains a unique hyper skill called Battle Master at Level 150 and this provides 100% stance. Having said that, there is no need to max Stance and you can use the SP (Skill Points) to max the remaining skills including the debatable Summon Reaper Buff and Dark Shock.

Battle Mage 4th Job Skills

MapleStory Battle Mage Grand Light Aura Grand Light Aura
Required Skill: Body Boost (MAX)
Concentrates all applied auras to maximize their effect. Can only be used when Body Boost is activated. Cannot use Body Boost and other auras when under Grand Light Aura.
Level 1: Mana Cost: MP 58, Duration: 74 sec. Activated auras effects will have the multiplier 3 applied to following parts: Dark Aura: Damage, Yellow Aura: Attack Speed, Speed, Avoidability, Blue Aura: Damage Absorption: 3%, Cooldown: 144 Sec.
Level 10: Mana Cost: MP 130, Duration: 200 sec. Activated auras effects will have the multiplier 3 applied to following parts: Dark Aura: Damage, Yellow Aura: Attack Speed, Speed, Avoidability, Blue Aura: Damage Absorption: 30%, Cooldown: 90 Sec.

MapleStory Battle Mage Staff Expert Staff Expert (Passive)
Required Skill: Staff Mastery (MAX)
Increases Staff Mastery, Magic ATT, and Minimum Critical Damage.
Level 1: Staff Mastery: +56%. Magic ATT: +1, Minimum Critical Damage: +1%
Level 30: Staff Mastery: +70%. Magic ATT: +30, Minimum Critical Damage: +15%

MapleStory Battle Mage Advanced Dark Aura Advanced Dark Aura (Passive)
Required Skill: Dark Aura (MAX)
Permanently increases Magic ATT and upgrades the function of Dark Aura. Also gives Damage Overtime (DoT) damage to the object of your attack at a set chance.
Level 1: Active Effects – MP Cost: 35, Damage: +10% with Dark Aura, Chance: 23%, Duration: 2 sec. DoT damage every 1 sec. DoT Damage: 125%. Can stack up to 2 times.
Passive Effect: permanently increases Magic ATT 3
Level 10: Active Effects – MP Cost: 40, Damage: +25% with Dark Aura, Chance: 50%, Duration: 8 sec. DoT damage every 1 sec. DoT Damage: 260%. Can stack up to 3 times.
Passive Effect: permanently increases Magic ATT 30

MapleStory Battle Mage Advanced Blue Aura Advanced Blue Aura (Active + Passive)
Required Skill: Blue Aura (MAX)
Permanently increases your Abnormal Status and Elemental resistances while increasing the power of your Blue Aura. Also increases the defense party members when you’re using Blue Aura.
Level 1: Active Effects: MP Cost: 44, Distributes 31% damage to ally and absorbs 19% of the distributed damage, Defense: +5%
Passive Effects: Abnormal Status Resistance: +2%, Elemenatal Resistance: +2%
Level 10: Active Effects: MP Cost: 62, Distributes 40% damage to ally and absorbs 10% of the distributed damage, Defense: +50%
Passive Effects: Abnormal Status Resistance: +20%, Elemenatal Resistance: +20%

MapleStory Battle Mage Advanced Yellow Aura Advanced Yellow Aura (Passive)
Required Skill: Yellow Aura (MAX)
Permanently increases your Avoidability and upgrades your Yellow Aura skill. You’ll grant extra Avoidability to party members and decrease enemy Movement Speed when using Yellow Aura.
Level 1: Active Effects: MP Cost: 25, Movement Speed: +23, Attack Speed: +2 step, Dodge Chance: 8% chance, Enemy Movement Speed: -3. Passive Effects: Dodge Chance: +8%
Level 10: Active Effects: MP Cost: 30, Movement Speed: +35, Attack Speed: +2 step, Dodge Chance: 20% chance, Enemy Movement Speed: -30. Passive Effects: Dodge Chance: +20%

MapleStory Battle Mage Finishing Blow Finishing Blow (Active)
Required Skill: Quintuple Blow (MAX)
Attack 8 enemies 6 times with a chance to stun. This skill has additional Critical Rate, Ignore Defense and Boss Attack.
Level 1: MP Cost: 45, Max Enemies Hit: 8, Damage: 164%, Number of Attacks: 6, Chance to Stun: 32%, Duration: 2 sec, Additional Critical Rate: 11%, Additional DEF Ignore: 2%, Additional Boss ATT: 2%.
Level 30: MP Cost: 60, Max Enemies Hit: 8, Damage: 280%, Number of Attacks: 6, Chance to Stun: 90%, Duration: 4 sec, Additional Critical Rate: 25%, Additional DEF Ignore: 20%, Additional Boss ATT: 20%.

MapleStory Battle Mage Battle Rage Battle Rage (Toggle On/Off)
Focus on a single enemy for a short time, significantly increasing damage against them. Also permanently increases your Max HP and MP, and allows you to cut through a portion of monster DEF. Enemies’ attacks will not cancel the buff.
Level 1: MP Cost: 30, Damage: +11%, Critical Rate: +11%, Min Critical Damage: +1%, Max Number of Targets for All Attack Skill Limited to 1. Passive Effects: Max HP 1%, Max MP 1%, Weapon DEF 5%, Magic DEF +5%, Ignore Enemy DEF 1%
Level 30: MP Cost: 50, Damage: +40%, Critical Rate: +20%, Min Critical Damage: +15%, Max Number of Targets for All Attack Skill Limited to 1. Passive Effects: Max HP 30%, Max MP 30%, Weapon DEF 150%, Magic DEF +150%, Ignore Enemy DEF 30%

MapleStory Battle Mage Party Shield Party Shield (Supportive)
Creates a protective wall centered around you to protect party members. Party members behind the wall will not take damage. Cooldown 3 minutes for all skill levels.
Level 1: MP Cost: 110, Duration 10 sec, -1% damage when hit with fixed damage attack.
Cooldown: 412 sec
Level 30: MP Cost: 150, Duration 40 sec, -10% damage when hit with fixed damage attack.
Cooldown: 180 sec

MapleStory Battle Mage Twister Spin Twister Spin (Active)
Spin around in a twister of violence, attacking nearby enemies. Higher skill levels will shorten the cooldown time.
Level 1: MP Cost: 25, Max Monsters Hit: 8, Damage: 306%, Cooldown: 15 sec.
Level 30: MP Cost: 30, Max Monsters Hit: 8, Damage: 480%, Cooldown: 5 sec.

MapleStory Battle Mage Dark Genesis Dark Genesis (Active)
Attack 15 enemies 2 times with a chance to stun. Also increases Dark Shock damage.
Level 1: Active Effect: MP Cost: 400, Max Enemies Hit: 15, Damage: 640%, Number of Attacks: 2, Cooldown: 30 sec. Attacking during cooldown will activate Dark Genesis at a rate of 2%, with damage of 104% to a single enemy. Passive Effect: Dark Shock’s damage: +2%
Level 30: Active Effect: MP Cost: 400, Max Enemies Hit: 15, Damage: 1075%, Number of Attacks: 2, Cooldown: 30 sec. Attacking during cooldown will activate Dark Genesis at a rate of 60%, with damage of 220% to a single enemy. Passive Effect: Dark Shock’s damage: +60%

MapleStory Battle Mage Maple Warrior Maple Warrior
Increases the stats of all party members. Mastery Book is required to master the skill to level 30.
Level 1: MP Cost: 10, All Stats: +1%, Duration: 30 sec
Level 30: MP Cost: 70, All Stats: +15%, Duration: 900 sec

MapleStory Battle Mage Hero's Will Hero’s Will
By focusing your mind, you can ignore some abnormal status effects. However, this will not work on all abnormal status effects.
Level 1: MP Cost: 30, Cooldown: 600 sec
Level 5: MP Cost: 30, Cooldown: 360 sec

Battle Mage 4th Job Skill Build: Everything maxed.
1. Finishing Blow, Dark Genesis, Twister Spin, Party Shield (1)
2. Advanced Dark Aura, Advanced Yellow Aura, Advanced Blue Aura (1)
3. Grand Light Aura (MAX)
4. Advanced Dark Aura (MAX)
5. Staff Expert (MAX)
6. Finishing Blow (MAX)
7. Twister Spin (MAX)
8. Battle Rage (MAX)
9. Advanced Yellow Aura (MAX)
10. Advanced Blue Aura (MAX)
11. Party Shield (MAX)
12. Maple Warrior (MAX)
13. Hero’s Will (MAX)
14. Dark Genesis (MAX)

Battle Mage Hyper Skills

MapleStory Battle Mage Teleport Mastery Enhance Teleport Mastery – Enhance
Required Level: 143
Invulnerability for +1 sec but removes Teleport Mastery damage.

MapleStory Battle Mage Teleport Mastery Range Teleport Mastery – Range
Required Level: 162
Teleport range +100 distance.

MapleStory Battle Mage Teleport Mastery Reinforce Teleport Mastery – Reinforce
Required Level: 183
Increases Teleport Mastery damage. Damage +20%

MapleStory Battle Mage Dark Shock Cooldown Cutter Dark Shock – Cooldown Cutter
Required Level: 149
Remove Dark Shock cooldown time.

MapleStory Battle Mage Dark Shock Reinforce Dark Shock – Reinforce
Required Level: 168
Increases Dark Shock’s damage. Damage +20%

MapleStory Battle Mage Dark Shock Splitter Dark Shock – Splitter
Required Level: 189
Increases Number of Attacks by 3, damage reduced to 1/4th.

MapleStory Battle Mage Twister Spin Cooldown Cutter Twister Spin – Cooldown Cutter
Required Level: 155
Reduces Twister Spin’s cooldown. Skill Cooldown -20%

MapleStory Battle Mage Twister Spin Spread Twister Spin – Spread
Required Level: 177
Increases the number of monsters hit by Twister Spin. Monsters Hit +2

MapleStory Battle Mage Twister Spin Reinforce Twister Spin – Reinforce
Required Level: 195
Increases Twister Spin’s damage. Damage +20%

MapleStory Battle Mage Battle Master Battle Master
Required Level: 150
Your expertise has made you never have to back off from battle.
MP Cost: 300, Stance: 100%, Stance Duration: 180 sec, Max Critical Damage: 20%, Max Damage: +5000000

MapleStory Battle Mage Sweeping Staff Sweeping Staff
Required Level: 170
Attack 8 enemies 7 times after performing your finishing blow. MP Cost: 80, Enemies Hit: 8, Damage: 400%, Number of Attacks: 7, Must come after Finishing Blow.

MapleStory Battle Mage For Liberty For Liberty
Required Level: 200
Increase you and your Resistance in your party’s damage by 10% and maximum damage by 50,000 for 60 seconds. There is a cooldown of 120 seconds.

Battle Mage Hyper Skill Build (for those who does not max Dark Shock)
1. Teleport Mastery – Add range (MAX)
2. Teleport Mastery – Reinforce (MAX)
3. Twister Spin – Spread (MAX)
4. Twister Spin – Reinforce (MAX)
5. Twister Spin – Cooldown Reduction (MAX)
6. Battle Master (MAX)
7. Sweeping Staff (MAX)
8. For Liberty (MAX)
9. Hyper Intelligence (MAX)
10. Hyper Health (MAX)
11. Hyper Luck (MAX)
12. Hyper Weapon Defense (MAX)
13. Hyper Magic Defense (MAX)
14. Hyper Critical Rate (MAX)

Battle Mage Hyper Skill Build (for those who max Dark Shock)
1. Teleport Mastery – Add range (MAX)
2. Dark Shock – Reinforce (MAX)
3. Dark Shock – Split Damage (MAX)
4. Twister Spin – Reinforce (MAX)
5. Twister Spin – Cooldown Reduction (MAX)
6. Battle Master (MAX)
7. Sweeping Staff (MAX)
8. For Liberty (MAX)
9. Hyper Intelligence (MAX)
10. Hyper Health (MAX)
11. Hyper Mana (MAX)
12. Hyper Weapon Defense (MAX)
13. Hyper Magic Defense (MAX)
14. Hyper Critical Rate (MAX)

Battle Mage Mastery Books

Staff Expert: 20, 30
Finishing Blow: 20, 30
Battle Rage: 20, 30
Party Shield: 20, 30
Twister Spin: 20, 30
Dark Genesis: 20, 30
Maple Warrior: 20, 30

Will of Alliance for Resistance

1. At level 10, complete all of the tutorial quests until you are level 14 with the earring.
2. At level 14, complete the airship quest (kill 80 airships get 10 chips)
3. At level 15, complete the quest where you transform into Surl (you need 10 red potions, 10 blue potions, and 3 acorns) and talk to the fat dude with the pockies.
4. (DOES NOT APPLY TO DEMON SLAYER) At level 18, complete the quest from the girl you helped in the very beginning. (she will give you a series of quests. first get 60 wooden signs, then 30 snake tails, and then kill the last monster in the training area)
5. At level 20, talk to Surl. Collect waters to fill up his tank.
6. At level 23, talk to Surl again. Enter the airplane area to find a bunch of red-hooded bunnies. Kill one and take its badge. Go back to Surl and accept his new quest.
7. FINALLY, talk to Claudine and finish the quest.

After this step, keep accepting quests from/talking to Claudine and one of her quests will eventually transport you to Ereve to get the Alliance Will skill. You will also have to talk to Lady Cygnus once you’re there in order to get the Alliance medal (gives a nice +500 hp/+500 mp)

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33 thoughts on “MapleStory Battle Mage Skill Build Guide V3

  1. Sinned

    Since you only need 10 points into the Blow skills now to get Finishing Blow, should we just max out other skills like Chain?

  2. Ayumilove Post author

    @Kay: I have updated Battle Mage Hyper Skills level requirements (based on GMS).

  3. Kay

    Is there a newer version for a battle mages hyper skills? Because the skills and their level requirements do not match up with the current battle mage ones on MS :(

  4. OmsAcyd

    @Ceranyth
    A Battle mage will have more damage compared to Evan. And battle mages can heal with each attack cus of their buff. So youcan save mesos at the same time. So in my opinion,battle mages are better

  5. Ceranyth

    If really want to compare, Battle Mage and Evan, which one will be better?
    I’m talking about having the same % of int and item

  6. Ayumilove Post author

    @jerald: It’s on the front page, or you can access it from the side bar :) http://ayumilove.net/maplestory-battle-mage-skill-build-guide-v4/

  7. jerald

    are you going to create a skill guide for the battle mage revamp that happen recently in kms?

  8. ValorWolf

    @Dark: The Battle Master has 100% Stance on it so its no point but to dump point to Stance for last.

  9. Dark

    What is Battle Master good for? There already is a 90% stance from 3rd job.

  10. Ayumilove Post author

    @JongJong: Yes! I’ll be correcting the description now from Dark Shock to Stance (Everything maxed except Stance) :)

  11. Ayumilove Post author

    @iEclipse: Thanks for the note! I’ll update the guide above regarding the removed quest for the additional SP (Skill Points) :)

  12. JongJong

    For battle mage’s 3rd job skill build, there’s a mistake. You mentioned “Everything maxed except Dark Shock.” It should be “Everything maxed except Stance”, right?

  13. iEclipse

    Its been removed. Instead, you can max out all spells but one. For that one, you’re missing 1 SP. So you can leave 1 point off of blood drain since its still 5% life steal. I left it off Hyper Dark Chain because… You don’t really use it later anyway. Its up to you, though.

  14. Animefreak426

    Hi, Ayumi! i cant find the battle mage sp quest so i am jus wondering, has it been removed ? Thanks!

  15. iEclipse

    Oh, that makes sense. Alright, thank you!

  16. Sebastian sikes

    Ieclipse , leave one point out of drain

  17. iEclipse

    The 2nd job SP skill no longer exists apparently. You end up maxing everything but one spell, which will be short 1 SP. Which spell do we leave unmaxed? Hyper Dark Chain?

  18. Whatevs

    oh, makes sense, thanks

  19. wildheartless

    Whateves… you put 10 sp in blue aura initially to unlock Body Boost… then you max it later as it isn’t really necessary in earlier levels

  20. Whatevs

    Ayumilove, you put blue aura twice on the 3rd job skill build and one of them is maxed (no.9) while the other has only 10 SP on it (no.2). Is it supposed to be maxed?

  21. Ilaron

    When I use summon reaper the buff has a duration even though it says toggle on/off is this how it’s supposed to be?

  22. Ayumilove Post author

    @Zeynox: Thanks for your feedback, maybe they displace the quest for something else. hmm. Or maybe they are doing something like Evan for Battle Mage, like removing those quests, and gives free SP upon reaching level xxx.

  23. Zeynox

    Ayumi,the quest ”Boulder Muncher test?!” was removed i think and now not everything is maxed in 2nd job anymore.

  24. Kenneth

    Hey AyumiLove I just have a question, For some reason I am missing 1 SP from Second Job, Is that Common? I cant seem to max Staff Boost, after maxing everything else

  25. DatBaM

    Eh, I think you should remove that little “bad 1vs1 dmg”
    Battle rage, finishing blow boss dmg, sweeping staff chaining, number 8 dps in ms. the 1v1 dmg is amazingly good

  26. xchaoz

    it that Grand light aura 3x effect give to party mmber?or party member just get normal aura effect?

  27. JP

    With Grand Light Aura is it possible to achieve maximum attack speed?

  28. Ayumilove Post author

    @Shadowcape: Thanks for pointing out the Level 150 Hyper Skill. I’ll amend the 3rd job skill build guide. Regarding the damage from Hyper Skill, will need to perform some testing to confirm which is the one that takes affect. But my hunch is on the first one (520% + 20% = 540%).

  29. Ayumilove Post author

    @Ltohack: Thanks for your feedback. I’ll update the description regarding the extra SP in 2nd Job.

  30. Shadowcape

    @Ayumi, When a Battle mage reaches level 150. The Hyper skill buff gives 100% Stance. This means that Stance DOES NOT need to be maxed anymore and any extra sp can go to Dark Shock.

    And since i’m still not used to hyper skill, skill passives. Does the 20% Damage from “Reinforce” Passives go into the skill (520%+20%=540%) Or Something like, 1,000% Damage and 20% of that makes a total of 1,200%?

    Thanks Ayumi!.

  31. aran888888

    Yeah my BAM has five extra SP from second job as well.. However i am loving the new Grand Light Aura.

    I just figured out that body booster and GLA apply to all active auras, not just one. Im dumb.

  32. Carly

    I love the new site look, its more clean and easy to read

  33. Ltohack

    For some reason, my new BaM has extra SP left over from 2nd Job.

    And also, regarding your explanation for the 2nd job skills. The extra SP is given right after completing the “Boulder Muncher Test” quest. There was no need to do the alliance part unless one was going for the W.O.T.A. passive skill.