MapleStory Bow Master Skill Build Guide

MapleStory Archer Bow Master Archer can advanced as a Bow Master or Marksman. This specific job route is determined when you reach Level 30. For this job, you will undergo as Hunter (2nd Job Advancement), Ranger (3rd Job Advancement) and Bow Master (4th Job Advancement).

Bow Master Overview

CLASS: Adventurer/Explorer
EQUIPMENT TYPE: Archer
PRIMARY WEAPON: Bow, Bow Arrow
SECONDARY WEAPON: Arrow Fletching
PRIMARY STAT: Dexterity (DEX)
LINK SKILL: None
CHARACTER CARD: DEX +10/20/40/80
JOB SKILLS: I: ArcherII: HunterIII: RangerIV: BowmasterHyper SkillsV: Bow Master

Bow Master Changelog

GMS v.179 – MapleStory V 5th Job (2016-12-15)
GMS v.178 – Limitless (2016-11-29)
GMS v.177 – Strange Secret Stories (2016-10-19)
GMS v.174 – Heroes of Maple: Reborn (2016-06-22)
GMS v.172 – Maple’s Eleven (2016-04-21)
GMS v.168 – Reboot (2015-12-02)
GMS v.157 – Shinning Stars (2014-12-03)
GMS v.150 – Rising Heroes (2014-06-17)
GMS v.149 – Legacy of Nine (2014-05-12)
GMS v.148 – Grand Athenaeum (2014-03-26)
GMS v.143 – RED Part 1: First Impact (2013-12-04)
GMS v.137 – Unleashed (2013-06-19)
GMS v.132 – Hyper Evolution (2013-04-03)
GMS v.123 – Tempest (2012-11-28)
GMS v.118 – Champions (2012-09-21)

Bow Master Pros and Cons

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MapleStory Bow Master Video

KMST 1.2.479 ~ 2013 Adventurer Revamp: Bowmaster

Archer 1st Job Skills

Please refer to Archer 1st Job Skill Build Guide as it is shared by Bow Master and Marksman.

Hunter – Archer 2nd Job Skills (GMS / MSEA)

MapleStory Soul Arrow Bow Soul Arrow: Bow (Supportive)
Increases Weapon ATT and allows you to use Bows without using arrows for a short time.
Level 1: MP Cost: 13, increases Weapon ATT by 11 for 66 sec, able to attack without consuming arrows
Level 20: MP Cost: 22, increases Weapon ATT by 30 for 180 sec, able to attack without consuming arrows

Arrow Bomb (Active)
Fires arrows with bombs attached to them to temporarily Stun your target and enemies near your target.
Level 1: MP Cost: 11, Damage: 335%, Max Monsters Hit: 6, Stun Duration: 2 sec, Stun Chance: 22%
Level 20: MP Cost: 15, Damage: 525%, Max Monsters Hit: 6, Stun Duration: 4 sec, Stun Chance: 60%

Bow Booster (Supportive)
Required Skill: Bow Mastery (5)
Doubles the attack speed of your weapon. Must have a bow equipped.
Level 1: MP Cost: 29, Duration: 20 sec
Level 10: MP Cost: 11, Duration: 200 sec

Physical Training (Passive)
Improves STR and DEX permanently through physical training.
Level 1: Permanently increase STR by 6 and DEX by 6.
Level 5: Permanently increase STR by 30 and DEX by 30.

Covering Fire / Retreat Shot (Active)
Fire arrows while leaping backwards. If you press and hold the skill key, you will fire arrows rapidly while in mid-air.
Level 1: MP Cost: 3, if you press and hold the skill key after jumping a certain distance backward, you will attack enemies at up to 76% of damage for 2 sec while in mid-air
Level 10: MP Cost: 5, if you press and hold the skill key after jumping a certain distance backward, you will attack enemies at up to 103% of damage for 2 sec while in mid-air

Quiver Cartridge (Active + Passive)
[Specialized Skill] Lets you use 3 different special arrowheads. The quiver fills up again when you use all 3. Press the skill key to change the current arrowhead. You will switch to the next arrowhead automatically if you use all of your current ones. Blood Arrow: Absorbs some damage as HP
Poison Arrow: Does poison damage over time, stackable up to 3 times. Magic Arrow: Shoots an additional magic arrow when attacking. Able to use 3 Special Arrowheads. Automatically recharges.
Level 1: Blood Arrow: At 50% chance, absorbs 20% of damage dealt as HP
Level 1: Poison Arrow: At 90% damage, deals damage-over-time for 8 sec. Stackable up to 3 times
Level 1: Magic Arrow: Has a 30% chance to shoot a magic arrow of that does 220% damage

Final Attack: Bow (Passive)
Required Skill: Bow Mastery (3)
Grants a chance to deal additional damage after an attack. Must have a bow equipped.
Level 1: Proc Rate: 2%, Damage: 100%
Level 20: Proc Rate: 40%, Damage: 150%

Bow Mastery (Passive)
Increases the weapon mastery and accuracy of bows.
Level 1: Bow Mastery: 14%, Accuracy: +12
Level 10: Bow Mastery: 50%, Accuracy: +120

Hunter – Archer 2nd Job Skill Build (GMS): Everything maxed except Arrow Bomb.
0. Quiver Cartridge is auto-maxed.
1. Arrow Bomb, Soul Arrow: Bow, Covering Fire (1)
2. Bow Mastery (MAX)
3. Soul Arrow: Bow (MAX)
4. Physical Training (MAX)
5. Bow Booster (6)
6. Arrow Bomb (19/20)
7. Final Attack: Bow (MAX)
8. Covering Fire (MAX)
9. Bow Booster (MAX)

Hunter – Archer 2nd Job Skill Build (MSEA): Everything maxed except Arrow Bomb.
0. Quiver Cartridge is auto-maxed.
1. Arrow Bomb, Soul Arrow: Bow, Retreat Shot (1)
2. Bow Mastery (MAX)
3. Soul Arrow: Bow (MAX)
4. Physical Training (MAX)
5. Bow Booster (6)
6. Arrow Bomb (19/20)
7. Final Attack: Bow (MAX)
8. Retreat Shot (MAX)
9. Bow Booster (MAX)

Ranger – Archer 3rd Job Skills (GMS / MSEA)

Hookshot / Schutike Eisen (Active)
Fires a hook at the furthest enemy within range, dealing damage and pulling yourself along. While moving, you won’t collide with monsters. Also increases your HP.
Level 1: MP Cost: 12, after attacking with 116% damage, moves by passing through enemies. Passive Effects: Max HP increases by 4%
Level 10: MP Cost: 21, after attacking with 170% damage, moves by passing through enemies. Passive Effects: Max HP increases by 40%

Reckless Hunt: Bow / Extreme Archery: Bow (Toggle On/Off)
Reduces Weapon/Magic DEF and increases Weapon ATT and Damage.
Level 1: Weapon/Magic DEF: -4%, Weapon ATT: +4, Damage: +4%
Level 10: Weapon/Magic DEF: -40%, Weapon ATT: +40, Damage: +40%

Arrow Platter / Arrow Blaster (Active)
Shoots an arrow at a high angle. If you press and hold the skill key, it will fire continuously. While firing, use the Up and Down arrow keys to control the force of the shot. While the skill is casting, press the ‘NPC Chat’ key to set up Arrow Blaster at your location to fire arrows automatically. Delay per arrow is 120ms.
Level 1: MP Cost: 5, attack up to 4 enemies, doing 123% damage. While casting, use Space Bar to set up Arrow Blaster, firing arrows that deal 87% damage for 20 sec.
Level 20: MP Cost: 7, attack up to 4 enemies, doing 180% damage. While casting, use Space Bar to set up Arrow Blaster, firing arrows that deal 125% damage for 20 sec.

Focused Fury / Concentration (Passive)
Constant attacks focus your concentration, increasing your Abnormal Status Resistance. Resisting an Abnormal Status while this buff is in effect will trigger a cooldown on the skill. Also increases Abnormal Status Resistance and All Elemental Resistances permanently.
Level 1: While attacking Abnormal Status Resistance will increase by 1% for 33 sec regularly. When an Abnormal Status is resisted, Cooldown: 87 sec. Passive Effects: Abnormal Status Resistance and all Elemental Resistances increase by 1%
Level 20: While attacking Abnormal Status Resistance will increase by 5% for 90 sec regularly. When an Abnormal Status is resisted, Cooldown: 30 sec. Passive Effects: Abnormal Status Resistance and all Elemental Resistances increase by 20%

Marksmanship (Passive)
Ignore a portion of the enemy’s Defense. Permanently increases your Accuracy and total Damage.
Level 1: When attacking, ignores 6% of monster’s Weapon Defense. Increases Accuracy by 6% and total Damage by 5%
Level 20: When attacking, ignores 25% of monster’s Weapon Defense. Increases Accuracy by 25% and total Damage by 15%

Evasion Boost (Passive)
Grants you a chance to dodge enemy attacks. When you succeed, attacks made by you in the following 1 second will result in Critical Hits.
Level 1: Dodge Chance: 12%, all attacks following a successful dodge for 1 sec will be criticals.
Level 10: Dodge Chance: 30%, all attacks following a successful dodge for 1 sec will be criticals.

Flame Surge / Roasting Shot (Active, Element: Fire)
Fires arrows imbued with flame power to attack up to 6 enemies. Hit enemies continue to take damage after they’re hit.
Level 1: MP Cost: 20, Damage: 284%, Number of Attacks: 3, Damage Over Time: 62% damage every 1 sec for 3 sec.
Level 20: MP Cost: 30, Damage: 360%, Number of Attacks: 3, Damage Over Time: 100% damage every 1 sec for 6 sec.

Phoenix (Summon, Element: Fire)
Temporarily summons Phoenix to deal Fire damage to up to 4 monsters. Has a chance to stun enemies. Permanently increases your defense.
LV1: MP Cost: 43, Duration: 76 sec, Damage: 228%, Max Enemies Hit: 4, Stun Rate: 41%, Passive Effect – Physical and Magic Defense: +3%
LV10: MP Cost: 70, Duration: 220 sec, Damage: 390%, Max Enemies Hit: 4, Stun Rate: 95%, Passive Effect – Physical and Magic Defense: +30%

Mortal Blow (Passive)
Has a chance to finish off an enemy with a single blow, and recover HP and MP.
Level 1: 1% chance to instantly kill enemy below 3% HP. 1% HP & MP recovered upon instant kill effect.
Level 10: 10% chance to instantly kill enemy below 30% HP. 5% HP & MP recovered upon instant kill effect.

Ranger – Archer 3rd Job Skill Build (GMS): Everything maxed except Flame Surge.
1. Hookshot, Arrow Platter, Flame Surge, Phoenix (1)
2. Reckless Hunt: Bow (MAX)
3. Marksmanship (MAX)
4. Flame Surge (14/20)
5. Phoenix (MAX)
6. Hookshot(MAX)
7. Arrow Platter (MAX)
8. Mortal Blow (MAX)
9. Evasion Boost (MAX)
10. Focused Fury (MAX)

Ranger – Archer 3rd Job Skill Build (MSEA): Everything maxed except Roasting Shot.
1. Schutike Eisen, Arrow Blaster, Roasting Shot, Phoenix (1)
2. Extreme Archery : Bow (MAX)
3. Marksmanship (MAX)
4. Roasting Shot (14/20)
5. Phoenix (MAX)
6. Schutike Eisen (MAX)
7. Arrow Blaster (MAX)
8. Mortal Blow (MAX)
9. Evasion Boost (MAX)
10. Concentration (MAX)

Bow Master – Archer 4th Job Skills (GMS | MSEA)

Arrow Stream | Uncountable Arrow (Active)
Shoots a wild flurry of arrows straight ahead.
Level 1: MP Cost: 25, attack up to 8 enemies with 263% damage 4 times.
Level 30: MP Cost: 32, attack up to 8 enemies with 380% damage 4 times.

Binding Shot | Wounds Shot (Active)
Wound enemies to reduce their HP Recovery and Movement Speed.
Level 1: MP Cost: 21, After dealing 458% damage, HP Recovery effect -24% and Speed -30% for 11 sec. Cooldown: 20 sec.
Level 10: MP Cost: 26, After dealing 530% damage, HP Recovery effect -60% and Speed -30% for 20 sec. Cooldown: 10 sec.

Enchanted Quiver | Advanced Quiver (Supportive + Passive)
Allows you to shoot without consuming your current quiver’s arrows for a short time. The quiver cannot be changed. In addition, permanently increases each quiver’s quantity and effect.
Level 1: MP Cost: 11, Current arrowhead is not consumed for 12 sec. Cooldown: 57 sec. Passive Effects: Increases Blood Arrow activation rate: 52%, Maximum HP Recovery Rate 5%, Poison Arrow DOT Damage 184%, Magic Arrow Activation Rate 33%, Damage: 224%. Increases Poison and Blood arrows by 10. Magic Arrow increases by 10 arrows.
Level 10: MP Cost: 20, Current arrowhead is not consumed for 30 sec. Cooldown: 30 sec. Passive Effects: Increases Blood Arrow activation rate: 70%, Maximum HP Recovery Rate 5%, Poison Arrow DOT Damage 184%, Magic Arrow Activation Rate 33%, Damage: 224%. Increases Poison and Blood arrows by 20. Magic Arrow increases by 40 arrows.

Hurricane (Active)
Launches arrows at tremendous speed like a catastrophic rainstorm. Holding the skill key will fire arrows continuously. You can also move while firing.
Level 1: MP Cost: 5, 263% damage per arrow. While casting, move at 100% speed
Level 30: MP Cost: 9, 350% damage per arrow. While casting, move at 100% speed

Armor Break | Armor Piercing (Passive)
Grants a chance while attacking to ignore enemy defenses by a small amount, and deals extra damage in proportion to enemy defense rate. Every time the effect does not trigger, the chance to trigger increases.
Level 1: When attacking, ignores enemy’s defense by 12% at 1% chance and deals 5% of enemy’s defense rate as additional damage. Stacks activation chance up to 10 times if effect does not trigger.
Level 20: When attacking, ignores enemy’s defense by 50% at 10% chance and deals 100% of enemy’s defense rate as additional damage. Stacks activation chance up to 10 times if effect does not trigger.

Advanced Final Attack (Passive)
Required Skill: Final Attack: Bow (MAX)
Permanently increases ATT and Accuracy, and greatly increases damage and activation rate of Final Attack. Mastery Book is required to master the skill to level 30.
Level 1: Permanently increases ATT by 6 and Accuracy by 1%. Also has a 41% chance of activating 152% damage Final Attack
Level 30: Permanently increases ATT by 20 and Accuracy by 10%. Also has a 70% chance of activating 210% damage Final Attack

Sharp Eyes (Supportive)
Temporarily grants party members the ability to locate an enemy’s weak spot to deal fatal damage to that enemy.
Level 1: MP Cost: 30, Critical Rate: +6%, Critical Damage: +1%, Duration: 10 sec
Level 30: MP Cost: 45, Critical Rate: +20%, Critical Damage: +30%, Duration: 300 sec

Maple Warrior (Supportive)
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

Illusion Step (Supportive)
Greatly enhances DEX and Avoidability for a short time. Also permanently reduces damage taken.
Level 1: MP Cost: 20, Duration: 66 sec, DEX: +11, Avoidability: +1%. Passive Effects: Damage taken: -2%
Level 30: MP Cost: 35, Duration: 300 sec, DEX: +80, Avoidability: +30%. Passive Effects: Damage taken: -20%

Bow Expert (Passive)
Required Skill: Bow Mastery (MAX)
Increases Bow Mastery, Weapon Attack, and Minimum Critical Damage.
Level 1: Bow Mastery: +56%. Weapon ATT: +1, Minimum Critical Damage: +1%
Level 30: Bow Mastery: +70%. Weapon ATT: +30, Minimum Critical Damage: +15%

Hero’s Will (Active)
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

Bow Master – Archer 4th Job Skill Build (GMS): Everything maxed.
1. Arrow Stream, Binding Shot, Hurricane, Enchanted Quiver (1)
2. Enchanted Quiver (MAX)
3. Bow Expert (MAX)
4. Advanced Final Attack (MAX)
5. Arrow Stream (MAX)
6. Sharp Eyes (MAX)
7. Illusion Step (MAX)
8. Hurricane (MAX)
9. Armor Break (MAX)
10. Binding Shot (MAX)
11. Maple Warrior (MAX)
12. Hero Will (MAX)

Bow Master – Archer 4th Job Skill Build (MSEA): Everything maxed.
1. Uncountable Arrow, Binding Shot, Time of Storm, Advanced Quiver (1)
2. Advanced Quiver (MAX)
3. Bow Expert (MAX)
4. Advanced Final Attack (MAX)
5. Uncountable Arrow (MAX)
6. Sharp Eyes (MAX)
7. Illusion Step (MAX)
8. Time of Storm (MAX)
9. Armor Piercing (MAX)
10. Wounds Shot (MAX)
11. Maple Warrior (MAX)
12. Hero Will (MAX)

Bow Master Hyper Skills (GMS / MSEA)

Arrow Stream – Extra Strike / Uncountable Arrow – Bonus Attack
Required Level: 149
Arrow Stream Number of Hits +1

Arrow Stream – Reinforce / Uncountable Arrow – Reinforce
Required Level: 168
Arrow Stream Damage +20%

Arrow Stream – Spread / Uncountable Arrow – Extra Target
Required Level: 189
Arrow Stream Max Enemies Hit +1

Hurricane – Reinforce / Time of Storm – Reinforce
Required Level: 155
Hurricane Damage +20%

Hurricane – Boss Rush / Time of Storm – Boss Killer
Required Level: 177
Hurricane Boss Damage +10%

Hurricane – Split Attack / Time of Storm – Split Attack
Required Level: 195
Damage decreased by 65% per shot but compensated by hitting twice.
300% (original damage) – 65% (hyper skill) = 235% damage. Final damage is 235% damage x 2 = 470% damage.

Sharp Eyes – Critical Chance / Sharp Eyes – Critical Rate
Required Level: 143
Sharp Eyes Critical Rate +5%

Sharp Eyes – Guardbreak / Sharp Eyes – Ignore Guard
Required Level: 162
Sharp Eyes Ignore Enemy Defense +5%

Sharp Eyes – Persist
Required Level: 183
Sharp Eyes Duration +30 sec

Concentration / Preparation
Required Level: 150
Increase your proficiency with the bow to its peak, culminating in the perfect preparation for battle. MP Cost: 300, Duration: 30 sec, Weapon Attack: +50, Stance Effect: +100%, Boss Damage: +20% – Cooldown Time: 90 sec

Gritty Gust / Wind of Frey
Required Level: 170
Control the wind around you to create an explosive shockwave. MP Cost: 200, Damage: 500%, Number of Hits: 8, Max Enemies Hit: 8, Damage Over Time: 200 damage every 1 sec for 10 sec – Cooldown Time: 15 sec

Epic Adventure
Required Level: 200
A power only available to Adventurers who have explored the Maple World that increases your damage and maximum damage. MP Cost: 100, Duration: 60 sec, Damage: +10%, Max Damage: +5,000,000 – Cooldown Time: 120 sec

Bow Master Hyper Skill Build (GMS):
1. Arrow Stream – Reinforce (MAX)
2. Arrow Stream – Extra strike (MAX)
3. Hurricane – Reinforce (MAX)
4. Hurricane – Boss Rush (MAX)
5. Hurricane – Split Attack (MAX)
6. Concentration (MAX)
7. Gritty Gust (MAX)
8. Epic Adventure (MAX)

Bow Master Hyper Skill Build (MSEA):
1. Uncountable Arrow – Reinforce (MAX)
2. Uncountable Arrow – Bonus Attack (MAX)
3. Time of Storm – Reinforce (MAX)
4. Time of Storm – Boss Killer (MAX)
5. Time of Storm – Split Attack (MAX)
6. Preparation (MAX)
7. Wind of Frey (MAX)
8. Epic Adventure (MAX)

Explanation:
Check this Hyper Stats Guide for more details!

Bow Master 5th Job Skills

Please refer to MapleStory 5th Job Skills Guide for more details on Skill Cores, Special Cores and Enhancement Cores!

Bow Master Skill Cores

Arrow Rain
Arrows fall like rain from the sky. This skill Does not affect enemies in the Damage Reflection status.
Level 1: Consumes 1000 MP to create an Arrow Rain zone at 5 sec intervals for 2.5 sec at the time of attack and increase +15% damage for 41 sec. The arrows attack up to 15 enemies at 260% damage 5 times at regular intervals. Cooldown: 120 sec.
Level 25: Consumes 1000 MP to create an Arrow Rain zone at 5 sec intervals for 2.5 sec at the time of attack and increase +27% damage for 65 sec. The arrows attack up to 15 enemies at 500% damage 5 times at regular intervals. Cooldown: 120 sec.

Afterimage Shot Afterimage Shot
Shoot your bow so fast that an afterimage is created, attacking quickly enough to be seen. If the afterimage attacks an enemy using Damage Reflect, you will not take damage.
Level 1: Consumes 800 MP. Create an afterimage that attacks enemies in range, dealing 260% damage 2 times continuously for 3 seconds. Cooldown: 20 seconds. [Passive effect: while Afterimage Shot is on cooldown, every 15 attacks, automatically create an afterimage that attacks enemies in range, dealing 260% damage 2 times continuously for 1 second.] The active effect and passive effect cannot be activated at the same time.
Level 25: Consumes 800 MP. Create an afterimage that attacks enemies in range, dealing 500% damage 2 times continuously for 3 seconds. Cooldown: 20 seconds. [Passive effect: while Afterimage Shot is on cooldown, every 15 attacks, automatically create an afterimage that attacks enemies in range, dealing 500% damage 2 times continuously for 1 second.] The active effect and passive effect cannot be activated at the same time.

Bow Master Enhancement Cores

  • Final Attack: Bow (2% per level)
  • Arrow Bomb (4% per level)
  • Flame Shot (3% per level)
  • Phoenix (3% per level)
  • Steig Eisen (3% per level)
  • Arrow Platter (2% per level)
  • Hurricane (2% per level) [does not receive +1 monsters hit]
  • Wounds Shot (2% per level)
  • Uncountable Arrows (2% per level)
  • Quiver Cartridge (2% per level)
  • Wind of Frey (2% per level)

Bowmaster V-Matrix Skills Guide

Main V Skill: Storm of Arrows
Trio #1: Hurricane / Final Attack / Quiver Cartridge
Trio #2: Arrow Platter / Arrow Stream / Phoenix OR Gritty Gust
Note: Bolded = essential skill | Non-bolded = non-essential skill.

MapleStory Old to New Official Skill Names

Bishop 5th Job Skills (GMS | MSEA)

  • Arrow Rain → Storm of Arrows | Arrow Rain
  • Afterimage Shot → ???

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125 thoughts on “MapleStory Bow Master Skill Build Guide

  1. Kurinteh

    @Maelwys it’s not even accurate any more, as the damage cap has been removed. as a result, the positions have shifted greatly.

  2. Maelwys

    That dps list below, is that bossing numbers, aoe, or what?

  3. adfasdf1

    hello ayumilove, but i think armor break’s description has changed for gms with the one second cooldown as opposed to the effect stacking 10 times.

  4. GT-R

    hi ayumilove,for maplesea ,3rd job skill mortal blow effect has changed,at max lvl its after 9 hit ur next attack is increased by 80%

  5. Moaz

    @Ayumilove
    yeah but blaster will give you arthritis and is not generally a fun class to play. also the class is known for being a “hacker”.

  6. Ayumilove Post author

    @John: Blaster deals much more damage compared to Bow Master as shown in the DPS Chart.

    Kinesis
    Demon Avenger (Shield Chaser, Pure)
    Kasier (Ryude)
    Evan (Dive Earth(3.5), Swift (4.0))
    Cannoneer
    Night Lord
    F/P Mage
    Kaiser
    Demon Slayer
    Battle Mage
    Soul Master.
    Aran
    Wind Breaker
    Evan
    Dark Knight
    Hero (2h)
    Angelic Buster
    Mercedes
    Thunder Breaker
    Blaster (Magnum Punch, Double Pang)
    Wild Hunter
    Flame Wizard
    Night Walker
    Viper
    Mechanic
    Zero
    Marksman(Snipe, 330)
    Dual Blade
    Demon Avenger (Shield Chaser, TEMP)
    Luminous
    Captain
    EunWol
    I/L Mage
    Xenon
    Bow Master
    Shadower
    Mihile (Royal Guard X)
    Phantom
    Bishop
    Paladin

  7. John

    Is it easier to reach higher damage range on bowmaster or blaster? I want to main the one where it can give me the highest dmg range

  8. Ayumilove Post author

    @Noctiskano Doppelganger: For Bow Master job and also for Arhcer class (Mercedes, Marksman, Wind Archer, Wild Hunter, etc), their primary stat is DEX (Dexterity). Just add all stats into DEX. STR (Strength) only add a little damage. Archer equips only requires DEX instead of STR.

  9. Noctiskano Doppelganger

    What are we supposed to spend the AP on? Pure Dex or does Str still give some advantage?

  10. Noctiskano

    A while ago, there was a fourth job skill called Arrow platter, it’s was just a passive buff for arrow blaster and when it was maxed it gave hurricane a fire animation. Is there a way to get the fire animation to hurricane now?

  11. Ayumilove Post author

    @Deeker: You need to bump into enemies or enemies attack you and get a “Miss” animation popping out. Then, from that particular event, take the probability of 30% success rate.

  12. Ayumilove Post author

    @Mitchell VanBuren: Thanks for your feedback! I have updated the level requirements for Arrow Stream Hyper Skills and also Sharp Eyes Hyper Skills.

  13. Ayumilove Post author

    @Someguy: Thanks for the notice! I have updated Arrow Stream skill icon to the correct one.

  14. DeeKer

    Hello! Is MapleSEA Bowmas Ranger skill for Evasion Boost working? Ive been having lvl10(max) which gives 30% Dodge rate, but I Never actually dodge any attacks before!
    Am I really that unlucky?

  15. Unicornicon

    I saw some bowmaster with a fire red hurricane…what does it do and how do i activate it :>>>>

  16. Unicornicon

    I saw some bowmaster when casting hurricane the hurricane is fire red color wht does it do and how to activate :>>

  17. Someguy

    Arrow stream has wrong picture

  18. Mitchell VanBuren

    The hyper skill for stream reinforce is at 168 not 149

  19. Ayumilove Post author

    @Dee/Deeley: Performs much faster attack compared to Crossbowman but each hit deals a little less damage than it. It’s a mix of Magician and Warrior – You can attack far range but able to tank in some damage since it has medium-range of health.

  20. Deeley

    Can you tell me some pros and cons for this class?

  21. Dee

    Any pros/cons?

  22. Sammie

    Hey Ayumi, I noticed that in the 4th job you haven’t written Arrow Stream at all…what happened to that?

  23. Ayumilove Post author

    @Ruben: You can only summon 1 Arrow Platter in a location while you use other active skills to attack enemies. The other active skills include the Arrow Platter. So in some Youtube videos, you may have noticed some Bow Master player is able to use 2 Arrow Platter.

  24. Nimue

    Hey Ruben! I dont think you can place 2.. But I think they just place one, and use one by hand.
    You can place one and then just hold that key to use it for yourself…
    I hope you ment this and I helped you out!

  25. Ruben

    How can a person place mutliple Arrow Platters. It’s my first time using this class, thanks.

  26. Ayumilove Post author

    @Shogundr4g0n: Maxing Hookshot early on does not benefit much in terms of training efficiency as it does not help you to defeat monsters faster.

  27. Shogundr4g0n

    ayumi, on 3rd job why not raise Hookshot / Schutike Eisen as soon as possible to get more of the benefit from the passive???

  28. random

    also marksman limit break is quite useless for unfunded. at wat attack range can we hit the cap for snipe?

  29. random

    i changed from bow master to marksman and can feel the damage is higher even my xbow master range is smaller. the only thing i hate is marksman nid to be at the furthest range to deal the most damage due to the passive. but bowmaster is good in a way since if u have the blood arrows on with advanced quiver and arrow platter is set up even when seduced the hp still can drain. but we sacrificing damage since not using magic arrows. feel like changing to bowmaster back since i hate that “nid to be far to do most damage” passive of marksman but bowmaster is very bad at mobbing if compared to marksman.

  30. Blisses

    I also prefer the one with lesser funding needed.

  31. Blisses

    Marksman have very unstable damage, so that ain’t really liked for me. I don’t like how far I have to be to do lots of damage; I don’t like how bulky I seem with the crossbow covering me. I prefer boss killing. I also prefer a versatile weaponry, so I don’t have to end up regretting doing something when the time comes. I don’t prefer partying that much because I am inconsistently online (so I can’t make a time for my guild members), and I don’t believe that one single party buff makes it enough for someone to let me leech off of because there is usually the same class in the area and people tend to diss on Marksman (popularity issues)!

  32. Ayumilove Post author

    @Blisses: It would be quite helpful if you could enlighten me about what you dislike about Marksman so I could advise you on which class suits you better. Marksman and Bow Master are similarly alike since they both uses bow and attack monsters far away from them instead of engaging in close combat in training and boss raid.

  33. Blisses

    I’m having trouble picking Marksman or Bow Master. I don’t like Marksman so far, but I don’t know about Bow Master. Please list strengths and weaknesses

  34. Renzo

    Hey Ayumi, u need revamp this skills too xD BM now are more powerfull :)
    Illusion step +80dex + 30% avoidability. Passive Effect: -20% dmg taken
    and more skills… Good luck! and nice ur work!

    -Venezuelan ppl

  35. RandomPerson

    ayumi why dont u suggest using points of hyper skills to upgrade sharp eyes?isnt it good?

  36. Binkk

    in MSEA:
    Illusion step +80dex.
    Hurricane split reduce dmg to 65% of original, but hit+1. so it’s 300%*0.65=195%*2=390%.

  37. K1ngShot

    Bow master quite good since it have blood sucking arroe+arrow platter, you no need to constantly pot yourself. Killing boss using magic arrow+hurricane are super easy! But beware bm hp average and low armor you must heal yourself by pot if you try to vs boss with magic arrow. I’m curious about masksman damage. Who can tell meXD. Also arrow stream are good on killing mob while your arrow platter put at other side you can kill mob from 2 different direction!

  38. Karry

    I’m currently play GMS v169 an Arow Stream is replaced with Hurricane again :)

  39. annoymous

    MAX means including the points using the mastery books so just buy the mastery books according to which skills the guide asked to max 1st.

  40. axel

    the skill icon for uncountable arrow in 4th job skills is wrong

  41. Cloud

    Can someone help me???!!!! I have about 130 SP un-spent and I have all the 4th job skills maxed (the level cap without mastery books) so which skill should i use mastery books on to max?!!?!?!

  42. Kelvin

    IAM PAST LEVEL 140 AND I HAVE 120 SP UNUSED, WHICH MASTERY BOOK SHOULD I BUY?!?!?

  43. Chrissssssss

    What is the mastery book skill allocation order?

  44. Dennis

    Hey, the hyper skill level req’s were changed, Arrow Stream – Reinforce is now unlocked at level 168. Could you update the hyper skills build? thanks

  45. chris

    Why not pump 1 point into Cane Split Attack? The description is misleading, it is reduced to 65% of the ORIGINAL %, it even says so in the game. So Cane now hits 195% x2 = 390% instead of the original 300%. So effectively it’s a 90% increase in damage. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I am positive that I am correct.

  46. King91OM

    Is it better to put ignore guard for sharp eyes rather than critical rate? Hoping for an explanation~

  47. Ayumilove Post author

    @Jacky: Thanks for spotting the error! I have updated the skill name from Arrow Blasters to Hurricane for GMS while Arrow Platter to Time of Storm for MSEA.

  48. Jacky

    There are some mistakes on hyper skill build. The Hurricane became Arrow Blasters.

  49. Ben

    Wind archer or blowmaster ?? pls

  50. moomoo

    @ken
    Pros – high hits/s
    cons – must rebuff enchanted quiver every 30s or so, difficult to fund, currently arrow blaster activates on damage reflect

    if u like the playstyle of rebuffing every 30s, have a quick reaction to change the direction of arrow blaster before reflect, and if you want to fund, have tons of money, play a bowmaster

  51. Ken

    i realized there isnt a pro/con section for this guide … can someone who have played a bowmaster in this revam help me out?

  52. PapaGrimly

    The hyper skill build may need to be updated, since it still recommends building Arrow Blaster hypers that have been changed in favour of Hurricane hypers, as well as not recommending Hurricane – Split Attack, which provides a 30% increase to damage.

  53. Ayumilove Post author

    @Poom: Currently the Bow Master skills you are seeing here is with the Shinning Patch update (latest skill changes from GMS and KMS). However, MapleSEA is lagging behind and would need to wait for it to release the latest skill revamp for Bow Master. :)

  54. Poom

    Aroow platter in 3rd job?
    In msea it’s 4th job 0.0

  55. Ayumilove Post author

    @matthew: The delay 120ms refers to the delay per arrow shot from Arrow Blaster aka Arrow Platter. If you divide 1 second (1000ms) with 120ms, you will get a value of 8.333. This means it shoots approximately 8 arrows per second :) I have updated the description (foot -> arrow) to avoid confusion.

  56. Ayumilove Post author

    @unknown: Thanks for your feedback! I have updated the skill icons for Hyper Skills! Do take note that these icons are representing the ones in Shinning Patch :)

  57. unknown

    the hyper skills picture has error

  58. matthew

    have any clue of what they mean by delay per foot is 120ms? an arrow per .12 seconds? or it takes .12 seconds to install?

  59. Ayumilove Post author

    @Ohionlab: May I know which MapleStory region are you playing from and version number? Is it GMS or MSEA or something else? In GMS, its called Arrow Blaster and has the following Hyper Skills (Reinforce, Boss Rush, Spread). In MSEA, its called Arrow Platter and has the following Hyper Skills (Reinforce, Boss Killer, and Extra Target)

  60. Ayumilove Post author

    @Oholiab: Oh yeah, forgot to point out one more thing. Auto-buff skill from pet only works with “supportive skill” that has “no cooldown”. The supportive skill refers to not being a toggle type (on/off) and should provide buff that has “a certain duration” to yourself at least. If it does not cast a buff on you, it will never work. Example, Enchanted Quiver at max level has a cooldown of 30 seconds. So since it does not meet the requirement of not having cooldown, auto-buff skill will not accept/enable it.

  61. Oholiab

    @Ayumilove
    @Han Gil

    No, it doesn’t work. As I already said, I tried…
    I bought the Buff Skill for my pet just to try to auto activate the Enchanted Quiver and it doesn’t work.

  62. Ayumilove Post author

    @Han Gil: It should work. Based from my experience, I couldn’t assign a macro skill (containing 3 buff skill activation) to my pet. Also, toggle skill and active skill can’t be assigned. Only supportive skills (e.g. buff party members or buff self).

  63. Oholiab

    @Ayumilove
    Can you please check that Hyper Skill build?
    I can’t find “Arrow Blaster – Reinforce” nor “Arrow Blaster – Boss Rush”.
    Also, why not get the Hurricane Reinforce, Rush and Split?

    Thanks in advance!

    @Han Gil No, it won’t work. I tried.

  64. Han Gil

    Hi Ayumi! I have a question. If I had the Auto-Buff Pet Skill, would the Enchanted Quiver Skill work with it? And what about Soul Arrow?

  65. Ayumilove Post author

    @wilson: For bossing and easier training, I would recommend you to go with Marksman. It has this special Snipe skill that deals tons of damage and its spammable (no delay once you acquire the No Delay Snipe Hyper Skill).

  66. wilson

    Hi, i’m going to make a bowman, well which should i go for? Marksman ? Bowmaster?
    I’m looking for good boss, good training.
    thanks.

  67. Ayumilove Post author

    @Remled: Thanks for your feedback! I have corrected the skill description.

  68. Remled

    Hurricane – Split Attack
    Required Level: 195
    Damage decreased by 65% per shot but compensated by hitting twice. FALSE!!!!
    IS: reduces damage to 65% of the original damage

  69. SomeBowman

    Just made a new character, Idk about you guys but I’m loving the Arrow Blaster(Platter), its an amazing skill and it doesn’t use up the Quiver Cartridge arrows if you set it down. If you switch your Quiver Cartridge to Draining and set the Arrow Blaster down near some mob, you will be near invincible with the constant health drain. I’d suggest you guys max that first if you want to have a easier time leveling.
    This method seems to be working well for someone without a pet since I can slowly go pick stuff up and not worry about dying.

  70. Ken

    Hi there, I’m a Maplesea player (You&I patch now) currently maining an AB and thinking of switching to either a Bowmaster or Windarcher post Star Force but cant decide on which is better.

    Does anyone have an idea as to which one would be better if I had 4 pieces of Fafnir (12 starred), 4 pieces of tyrant (8 starred) and meister set (3 set effect) post Star Force?

    My dex would be ~12k

  71. Ayumilove Post author

    @anon12: The skills shown here is fro GMS v.157 or MapleStory that has implemented Shinning Star patch. MSEA is lagging way behind KMS & GMS changes which had already implemented this new skill rebalancing. I wonder what is slowing down MSEA progress? hackers/botters/Disconnection?

  72. anon12

    For the Bowmaster job skills , the arrowblaster and hurricane should exchange their spots .

  73. Ayumilove Post author

    @ROY: Have you tried Magatia? It’s a good spot to earn some nice EXP there. I have not kept update with MSEA since it gets content from KMS kinda slow compared to GMS.

  74. Ayumilove Post author

    @Kelvin: MSEA has not applied the Shinning Star Patch which moves the Hurricane from 3rd job to 4th job. For more details, check this patch update http://ayumilove.net/maplestory-update-notes-gms-v157/ Currently MSEA is way behind GMS and KMS. GMS is 6 months late where as MSEA is approximately 9-10 months late before getting the new content from KMS.

  75. Kelvin

    Hi, In MSEA there’s no hurricane at 4th job and skills are named differently.
    Can i check if skill names are updated? Or are these based on other versions of Maple?

  76. ROY

    where to train my ranger level 60 :( the server im at is new SEA server. and it doesnt have much people. so cant pq TT.TT

  77. Ayumilove Post author

    @Galvar: I’m not sure which is more powerful since I rarely concentrate on the damage of each. But I know Mercedes is kinda weak compared to other classes such as Kaiser/Luminous/Demon Avenger. Probably I equip them with better scrolled-potential weapons.

  78. Galvar

    I was wondering if Bowmaster is stronger than Wind Archer or is Wind Archer stronger than Bowmaster, after the recent revamp of Wind Archer?

  79. Sleepy

    With the new Star Force patch, is it better to max Flame Surge instead of Arrow Platter ?

  80. Fábio Carvalho

    Never mind, i see that Hurricane can be used like a Machine Gun, and is too usefull, this build is right…

  81. Fábio Carvalho

    I think for Rangers is better MAX Flame Surge, and left Hurricane in 14, because, Flame Surge give mor damage, attack 6 enemies and burn the enemy in final, Hurricane, just gives 2 shots and for me the damage of Hurricane is lower then Flame Surge.

  82. JongJong

    Erm, Hi Ayumi. I’ve accidentally gave 16 SP to Flame surge. Which skill for 3rd job should I add 2 lesser SP with?

  83. TFTWst3a1thyy .

    @shirlyn hookshot increases max hp by a %.

  84. Shirlyn

    Hey ayumi, may i kniw why didn’t u max flamesurge? Isn’t flame surge useful for mobbing? And also why not move the skill points from hookshot to flame surge? Thx:)

  85. Raymond

    Wouldn’t it be better to leave hurricane at 1 since arrow blaster would increase damage but not mp cost?

  86. RonaldoCR

    Hello, why don’t change skill same as windbreaker. I’m asking/vote for changing more interesting skills. That’s only thank you.

  87. @??!!!~~~

    Thx for the information. So bow master is stronger at bossing ?

  88. Ayumilove Post author

    @??!!!~~~ : Dark Knight is stronger but does not deal insane damage at very high speed.

  89. ??!!!~~~

    Is bow master or dark Knight stronger? Reply asap

  90. Ayumilove Post author

    Thanks Rashid for your feedback! I have edited the space to NPC Chat.

  91. Rashid

    I just want to say that for Arrow Blaster, you should note down that the button to press to set it down is NPC Chat, which isn’t always Space. It’s better to be more specific.

  92. Jason

    does the Damage over time effect on flame surge make it worth maxing over any other skill?

  93. chinita

    Im sorry for posting such an amateur question. But i wanted to know, for the fourth job, is there a specific way the sp should be added? .. Like what is best to max first and all..

  94. Jesse

    does the stun work on high level bosses because once you get to a really high level i don’t think you have to worry about any enemies being an issue to the point were you have to try to stun them

  95. Ayumilove Post author

    @George Low: It depends on the enemy, if he always dodges you (like Papulatus on hibernate mode) or if he keeps knockbacking you, Arrow Stream does more damage than Hurricane.

  96. Ayumilove Post author

    @Jesse: See my reply to xbinki. Arrow Bomb is not used for damage but for its stun-ability against enemies which are not able to take down within 1-4 hits. You stun it, then hit it with your primary skill. This method allows you to avoid getting hit unnecessarily. If this play method does not suit you, then you may max Bow Booster instead for the extra 20 seconds.

  97. Ayumilove Post author

    @xbinki: I usually refresh all my skills using macro when all other buff skill (180 sec) expires, so the 20 seconds does not make much of a difference to me. You can take 1 SP from Arrow Bomb and add into Bow Booster to max it if you find yourself having the extra 20 second is more convenient.

  98. Jesse

    Yeah what xbinki asked why not max bow booster instead of a pointless first job attack skill that will never be used in the long run

  99. xbinki

    i’m new to bowman and i wanted to ask why are we dont max bow booster at 2nd job?

    ty about the good guide!

  100. George Low

    So would that make hurricane + arrow blaster or Arrow stream + arrow blaster have more damage?

  101. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi George Low, based on the skill description as provided in GMS, the Hurricane damage is overridden by Arrow Blaster’s (Flaming Hurricane). Hurricane attacks more times compared to Arrow Stream (aka Uncountable Arrow) the rate of increasing chance to break enemy armor is mainly faster. Similarly to a bus and a Lamborghini, both have to travel on same road and distance to get to a destination but difference in packing X number of passengers (aka damage).

  102. George Low

    Ayumi I have a few questions if you could answer them
    1. so that means hurricane does not need to be maxed at 3rd job because arrow blaster sets hurricane to its percentage regardless of hurricane level correct?
    2. If hurricane is the same arrows per second (8) im assuming, wouldnt that proc armor break at a higher rate than uncountable arrow meaning hurricane + arrow blaster having more dps than uncountable arrow + arrow blaster

    Thanks in advance

  103. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Christian, I have corrected Bow Master 3rd Job Skill Build. It should be left 14/20 instead of Flame Surge aka Inferno since Arrow Blaster automatically sets Hurricane damage to be in sync with Flaming Hurricane damage regardless of its level :)

  104. Christian

    Is Hurricane still worth maxing? I maxed inferno before seeing the guide, and I don’t know if I should max hurricane now, since I’m level 171. Would Arrow Blaster automatically increase hurricane’s damage regardless of hurricane’s level? Thanks :)

  105. MyDestiny

    Then in your opinion , bowmaster will be the best or better job for bossing after red? I guess before red its marksman ranked the first place

  106. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi MyDestiny, Uncountable Arrow is slow but packs a punch in a single blow. Plus, every damage per shot will be reduced by enemy defense, so having 1 single shot vs 2 single shot is better in all ways. Also, Uncountable Arrow is good in some scenario where boss likes to hide and seek. It appears in front of you, dealing an attack, and momentarily disappears somewhere to replenish HP. (Similarly to Papulatus)

  107. MyDestiny

    And why not people using Installed Arrow Blaster + Hurricane since Uncountable Arrow is so much slower then Hurricane?

  108. MyDestiny

    So in your opinion , the best bossing job would be Bowmaster?

  109. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi MyDestiny, usually players would use Arrow Blaster (summoned) + Uncountable Arrow skill for bossing.

  110. MyDestiny

    Then what skill should be the best bossing skill among Hurricane and Arrow Blaster ? Hurricane does 8 arrow per second and Arrow Blaster? And also , what does it mean by install in Arrow Blaster?
    I guess bowmaster is the best bossing job after RED patch right because marksman’s snipe nerfed to 1 hit to boss although with huge damage

  111. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi MyDestiny, Arrow Blaster passively increases the damage of Hurricane skill. Adding 1 SP (Skill Point) into Arrow Blaster increases Hurricane damage (159% at Hurricane max level) to 189% at Level 1 Arrow Blaster. Maxing Arrow Blaster will automatically passively increases Hurricane damage to 276%. Hope that answers your question :)

  112. MyDestiny

    What does Arrow Blaster mentioning Hurricane damage? does it mean it use Hurricane at the same time while holding Arrow Blaster key?

  113. Jason

    the pheonix actually looks like a pheonix now

  114. ShYGuY154

    Oh my goodness, I cannot wait to see this come to GMS. Although it’s not expected till late 2013 or even early 2014, I can’t wait to try out the new skills. I’m glad I made a bowmaster while I was bored and looking to waste time :D. I regret nothing

  115. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Dsien, I have not tried Arrow Blaster with Boss on Damage Reflect Status. If anyone have tried, please share your experience :D

  116. Dsien

    If the Arrow Blaster is installed and the Boss enters the damage reflect status, will it reflect or work like a summoned spirit?

  117. Jesse

    wouldn’t it be better to max bow booster in the first job and just leave a point out of arrow bomb since arrow bomb will easily be replaced in the second job and you will always be using bow booster.

  118. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Anzu, I have fixed the Hurricane and Concentration icons. Thanks for the notice!

  119. Ayumilove Post author

    Updated 3rd and 4th Job Skills Details from KMST to KMS.

  120. Cake

    Arrow Quiver applies to all skills. So, magic arrows (poison arrows, and drain arrows) activate on the skill Hurricane. It can apply to regular attacks too. And arrow quiver is a specialty skill giving you mystical (since using magic might confuse you) arrows summoned when you attack. So you can still use regular/attack arrows, but Soul Arrow is the skill that you use not to consume arrows. Hope this helps.

  121. Mastel

    Do the Quiver Cartridge Apply only to normal attack or to all Attack even skill?
    Also does that mean we don’t need to buy arrow anymore? since the Archer/Bowman have Archer Mastery skill we don’t need Arrow except the arrow for Quiver Cartridge?

  122. Cake

    Thank you Ayumilove :D

  123. Anzu

    In 3rd job, hurricane and concentration have the same icon.

  124. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Cake, thanks for your patience and reminder :D I have added more info on this now :)

  125. Cake

    Please do archer revamps before thief and pirate. I’ve been waiting for almost a month.