MapleStory Cannoneer Cannon Shooter Skill Build Guide V2

Introduction

MapleStory Cannoneer MapleStory Cannon Shooter Cannoneer Job Selection Cannon Shooter (Cannoneer / Cannon Master) is one of MapleStory Special Adventurer who uses Cannon aided with by a Monkey companion. Cannoneer primary stat is STR (strength). Cannoneer skills is a mix breed of Mechanic and Pirate, therefore you can see some skills are alike disguise in vivid animations.

Cannoneer Overview

CLASS: Explorer
EQUIPMENT TYPE: Pirate
PRIMARY WEAPON: Cannon
SECONDARY WEAPON: Powder Keg
PRIMARY STAT: Strength
LINK SKILL: Pirate Blessing – All Stats +15/25/35, MaxHP and MaxMP +5/10/15%
CHARACTER CARD: (EXP loss on death) -2/3/4/5%

Cannoneer Changelog

GMS v.157 – Shinning Stars (2014-12-03)
GMS v.150 – Rising Heroes (2014-06-17)
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)
GMS v.112 – Jett (2012-06-26)

Cannoneer Related Guides

MapleStory Cannoneer Hyper Skills
MapleStory Cannoneer aka Cannon Shooter Skill Build Guide V1

Cannoneer Storyline

The player starts off as an enthusiastic, young Pirate en route to Victoria Island. In the middle of the ocean, a Jr. Balrog descends on the ship, attacking the crew. Powerless to stop him, the Pirate is pushed off the doomed ship into the deep sea. When the Pirate sees daylight and feels coarse sand again, he/she is greeted by a monkey, who refutes the Pirate’s claim that he/she used their ‘awesome swimming skills’ to reach the shore.
The Pirate later meets a ragged man, who was also stranded on the island, though at a different time. The man reveals his name to be Cutter and tasks the Pirate to gather equipment for the finishing touches on the man’s plan for salvation, a giant two-man cannon. Cutter and the Pirate, along with the monkey from the beach, then ride the cannon to the town of Nautilus Harbor where the young Pirate’s adventure begins.

Cannoneer Pros and Cons

+ High Base Attack Power
+ High Defense
+ High Stats
+ Lots of inventory slots (Can be use as mules)
+ Relatively high HP
– Slow Attack Speed
– Sluggish Skills
– Slow movement

Cannoneer Beginner Skills

MapleStory Cannoneer Master of Organization Master of Organization
Automatically increases equip, use, etc, and set-up slots.
Slot expansion occurs in 1st job and 2nd job advancement by +24 slots.

MapleStory Cannoneer Master of Swimming Master of Swimming
Swim and jump faster while in water.

MapleStory Cannoneer Pirate Blessing Pirate Blessing
Permanently increases all stats and Max HP and Max MP. Upon reaching level 70, you can bless a selected character in same world on same account with permanent stats.
LV1: +15 all stats and 5% HP & MP.

Cannoneer Beginner Skill Build: Everything maxed.

Explanation:
All the skills above are special traits that only belongs to Cannoneer. No SP is required to be channeled into any of the skills above.

Cannoneer 1st Job Skills

MapleStory Cannoneer Cannon Blaster Cannon Blaster
Shoots a flame bomb that attacks multiple enemies.
Level 1: MP Cost: 7, Damage: 208%, Max Enemies Hit: 6
Level 20: MP Cost: 11, Damage: 265%, Max Enemies Hit: 6

MapleStory Cannoneer Cannon Boost Cannon Boost
Improves the cannon to permanently increase ATT and DEF.
Level 1: ATT: +2, Weapon DEF +25, Magic DEF: +25
Level 10: ATT: +20, Weapon DEF +250, Magic DEF: +250

MapleStory Cannoneer Blast Back Blast Back
Fires the cannon while quickly moving backwards. Can decrease the speed of target for a fixed period of time.
Level 1: MP Cost: 45, Damage: 180%, Max Enemies Hit: 3, 28% chance of decreasing the Movement Speed of target by -18 for 2 sec
Level 10: MP Cost: 30, Damage: 225%, Max Enemies Hit: 3, 55% chance of decreasing the Movement Speed of target by -45 for 4 sec

MapleStory Cannoneer Cannon Strike Cannon Strike
Fires Cannon Strike at a nearby enemy.
Level 1: MP Cost: 7, Damage: 76%, Max Monsters Hit: 1, Number of Attacks: 4
Level 20: MP Cost: 9, Damage: 95%, Max Monsters Hit: 1, Number of Attacks: 4

MapleStory Cannoneer Monkey Push Monkey Push
Use while in the middle of a jump to jump even further. The jumping distance increases as the skill level increases.
Level 1: MP Cost: 18, jumps further
Level 5: MP Cost: 10, jumps further
Monkey Push skill is not available in both GMS and MSEA but it exists in KMS. GMS and MSEA will need to wait for another future skill revamp for Cannoneer. Therefore, for Cannoneer 1st Job Skill Build Guide, can safely ignore Monkey Push.

Cannoneer 1st Job Skill Build: Everything maxed.
1. Cannon Blaster (1)
2. Monkey Push (MAX)
3. Cannon Boost (MAX)
4. Cannon Blast (MAX)
5. Blast Back (MAX)
6. Cannon Strike (MAX)

Explanation:
Cannon Blast will be your primary 1st job training skill. First, max Monkey Push to allow faster traveling between towns and to quickly reach monsters. Max Cannon Boost to have a better base damage before proceeding with maxing Cannon Blast. Once these 2 skills are at their full potential, max Blast Back (which can be used as a teleporting skill while traveling) and dump the other remaining Skill Points (SP) into Cannon Strike. Cannon Strike is not effective against cluster of weak monsters, better go with Cannon Blast from the start.

Cannoneer 2nd Job Skills

MapleStory Cannoneer Scatter Shot Scatter Shot
Attack multiple enemies at once by firing a multitude of small bombs.
Level 1: MP Cost: 16, Damage: 128%, Max Enemies Hit: 4, Number of Attacks: 3
Level 20: MP Cost: 24, Damage: 185%, Max Enemies Hit: 4, Number of Attacks: 3

MapleStory Cannoneer Barrel Bomb Barrel Bomb
Rolls an Oak Barrel full of bombs. The Oak Barrel will travel a certain distance, knocking back enemies in its path, before exploding.
Level 1: MP Cost: 20, Damage: 32%, Max Enemies Hit: 8, Number of Attacks: 3, Knockback Chance: 50%, Explode dealing 275% damage after moving a fixed distance.
Level 20: MP Cost: 28, Damage: 70%, Max Enemies Hit: 8, Number of Attacks: 3, Knockback Chance: 100%, Explode dealing 370% damage after moving a fixed distance.

MapleStory Cannoneer Cannon Booster Cannon Booster
Required Skill: Cannon Mastery (5)
Uses MP to increase the attack speed of your cannon by 2 levels for a fixed period of time.
Level 1: MP Cost: 29, Duration: 20 sec
Level 10: MP Cost: 11, Duration: 200 sec

MapleStory Cannoneer Monkey Magic Monkey Magic
Uses the magic of the monkey to increase the HP, MP, all stats, Speed, Jump, Accuracy, and Avoidability of all nearby party members for a fixed period of time. Can be stacked with other buffs.
Level 1: MP Cost: 30, Duration: 15 sec, HP: +20, MP: +20, All Stats: +3, Speed: +1, Jump +1, Accuracy: +8, Avoidability +8
Level 20: MP Cost: 55, Duration: 300 sec, HP: +400, MP: +400, All Stats: +30, Speed: +10, Jump +5, Accuracy: +160, Avoidability +160

MapleStory Cannoneer Critical Fire Critical Fire
Permanently increases your Critical Rate and the minimum Critical Damage.
Level 1: Permanently increases Critical Rate by 8% and Minimum Critical Damage by +5%
Level 10: Permanently increases Critical Rate by 20% and Minimum Critical Damage by +10%

MapleStory Cannoneer Cannon Mastery Cannon Mastery
Increases the weapon mastery and accuracy of cannons.
Level 1: Cannon Mastery: +14%, Accuracy: +12
Level 10: Cannon Mastery: +50%, Accuracy: +120

MapleStory Cannoneer Pirate Training Pirate Training
Increases STR and DEX through secret Pirate training.
Level 1: Permanently increase STR by 6 and DEX by 6.
Level 5: Permanently increase STR by 30 and DEX by 30.

Cannoneer 2nd Job Skill Build: Everything maxed except Scatter Shot.
1. Scatter Shot (1) Barrel Bomb (1)
2. Cannon Mastery (5)
3. Cannon Booster (6)
4. Cannon Mastery (MAX)
5. Pirate Training (MAX)
6. Scatter Shot (15/20)
7. Monkey Magic (MAX)
8. Critical Fire (MAX)
9. Cannon Booster (MAX)
10. Barrel Bomb (MAX)

Explanation:
Level 1 Scatter Shot overpowers Cannon Blast (1st job skill) and you can use this to take down weak enemies as you strengthen your mobbing knocking barrel skill. Barrel Bomb has longer range and knockback enemies away from you before they could retaliate. However, there is a slight delay with it. You can either switch Barrel Bomb with Scatter Shot, but don’t max Scatter Shot since Barrel Bomb base damage will be further improved in 3rd job. If you are a player who uses 2 types of skill for training, you can bump those 2 skill’s level simultaneously, but not recommended since your damage is distributed.

Cannoneer 3rd Job Skills

MapleStory Cannoneer Monkey Fury Monkey Fury
Required Skill: Barrel Bomb (MAX)
Fires a special elastic cannonball that coats all enemies ahead of you with gunpowder to deal damage over time. Greatly enhances Cannoneer’s attack effects.
Level 1: MP Cost: 38, Damage: 142%, Max Enemies Hit: 10, Number of Attacks: 3, Damage Over Time: 100% chance to deal 105% of damage per second for 10 sec. Cannoneer’s damage +20% to the enemy, Cooldown: 10 sec
Level 20: MP Cost: 62, Damage: 180%, Max Enemies Hit: 10, Number of Attacks: 3, Damage Over Time: 100% chance to deal 200% of damage per second for 20 sec. Cannoneer’s damage +20% to the enemy, Cooldown: 10 sec

MapleStory Cannoneer Cannon Spike Cannon Spike
Attack 6 enemies 4 times with a cannon that shoots a large number of shells at multiple enemies.
Level 1: MP Cost: 28, Damage: 202%
Level 20: MP Cost: 36, Damage: 240%

MapleStory Cannoneer Monkey Wave Monkey Wave
Attacks all enemies within path and has a chance to stun them. If hit enemy with critical, there is a chance enemy receives max damage! Permanently increases Critical Rate.
Level 1: MP Cost: 35, Max Damage: 480%, Stun Chance: 45%, After Critical: 5% chance of full strength. Passive effect: Critical Rate: +1%
Level 20: MP Cost: 55, Max Damage: 860%, Stun Chance: 95%, After Critical: 50% chance of full strength. Passive effect: Critical Rate: +20%

MapleStory Cannoneer Cannon Jump Cannon Jump
Attack 6 enemies nearby the launching area where you shoot the ground with cannon to propel yourself up to a platform above you instead of climbing ladder/rope.
Level 1: MP -55, 174% Damage.
Level 5: MP -35, 210% Damage.

MapleStory Cannoneer Barrel Roulette Barrel Roulette
Explodes a Oak Barrel to receive a random buff. When the buff is active, attacking an enemy has a fixed chance of causing abnormal status on them.
Level 1: MP Cost: 35, Buff Duration: 186 sec, Attacks have 3% chance to debuff enemy with darkness, stun, freeze, or slow for 3 sec. Cooldown time: 57 sec. Passive effect: Damage: +1%
Level 10: MP Cost: 60, Buff Duration: 240 sec, Attacks have 30% chance to debuff enemy with darkness, stun, freeze, or slow for 5 sec. Cooldown time: 30 sec. Passive effect: Damage: +10%

MapleStory Cannoneer Luck of the Die Luck of the Die
Try your luck! Roll dice to get a random buff. Roll a 1, and you get nothing.
Level 1: MP Cost: 40, Buff Duration: 66 sec. Cooldown: 480 sec
Level 20: MP Cost: 60, Buff Duration: 180 sec. Cooldown: 180 sec

Dice Number : Buff Effect
1 : Nothing
2 : +30% Physical and Magic Defense
3 : +20% Max HP and Max MP
4 : +15% Critical Rate
5 : +20% Damage
6 : +30% EXP Gain

MapleStory Cannoneer Reinforced Cannon Reinforced Cannon
Permanently increases ATT and Attack Speed by strengthening the cannon.
Level 1: Permanently increases ATT by 3 and Attack Speed by 1.
Level 10: Permanently increases ATT by 30 and Attack Speed by 1.

MapleStory Cannoneer Pirate Rush Pirate Rush
Permanently increases HP, DEF, and Abnormal Status Resistance.
Level 1: HP: +2%, DEF +14%, Abnormal Status Resistance +2%
Level 10: HP: +20%, DEF +50%, Abnormal Status Resistance +20%

MapleStory Cannoneer Counter Crush Counter Crush
When hit, there is a chance of countering the attack.
Level 1: 8% chance of blocking an enemy attack and countering with 110% damage.
Level 10: 20% chance of blocking an enemy attack and countering with 200% damage.

Cannoneer 3rd Job Skill Build: Everything maxed except Cannon Spike.
1. Cannon Spike (1) Cannon Jump (1) Monkey Fury (1)
2. Reinforced Cannon (MAX)
3. Cannon Jump (MAX)
4. Cannon Spike (19/20)
5. Monkey Fury (MAX)
6. Luck of the Dice (MAX)
7. Pirate Rush (MAX)
8. Counter Crush (MAX)
9. Monkey Wave (MAX)
10. Barrel Roulette (MAX)

Explanation:
Cannon Spike will be your primary attacking skill for training and bossing. However, remember to cap Cannon Spike to 19/20 skill points so you have sufficient skill point to max both Monkey Wave and Cannon Jump. There are some debates going over with Monkey Wave vs Cannon Jump. Both are actually useful for damage and mobility. Monkey Wave grants bonus Critical Rate which allows you to have higher chance of dealing critical damage against your enemies whereas higher skill level of Cannon Jump increases your jump height, making it easier to reach high level platform with ease and to navigate/cycle hard-to-travel maps for training or can be used to travel long distance maps should you not have any access to VIP Teleport Rock.

Cannoneer 4th Job Skills

MapleStory Cannoneer Cannon Bazooka Cannon Bazooka
Fires a powerful cannon full of compressed gunpowder to burn enemies ahead of you to the ground.
Level 1: MP Cost: 50, Damage: 313%, Max Enemies Hit: 8, Number of Attacks: 4
Level 30: MP Cost: 75, Damage: 545%, Max Enemies Hit: 8, Number of Attacks: 4

MapleStory Cannoneer Cannon Barrage Cannon Barrage
Fires multiple cannonballs at once, focusing on one enemy ahead of you. Bonus Critical Rate and Ignore DEF applied. The bonus critical rate only applies for this skill.
Level 1: MP Cost: 45, Number of Attacks: 4, Damage: 455%, Bonus Critical Rate: 1%, Ignore DEF: 5%
Level 30: MP Cost: 63, Number of Attacks: 4, Damage: 600%, Bonus Critical Rate: 15%, Ignore DEF: 20%

MapleStory Cannoneer Nautilus Strike Nautilus Strike
Order the Nautilus to attack multiple enemies at once.
Level 1: MP Cost: 350, Damage: 404%, Max Enemies Hit: 15, Number of Attacks: 3. Cooldown: 60 sec
Level 30: MP Cost: 350, Damage: 520%, Max Enemies Hit: 15, Number of Attacks: 3. Cooldown: 30 sec

MapleStory Cannoneer Anchors Away Anchors Aweigh (Supportive)
Places an anchor that creates a strong magnetic field. The magnetic field pulls enemies toward it. When the anchor disappears, it explodes, dealing critical damage to all nearby enemies.
Level 1: MP Cost: 62, Summon Duration: 6 sec. Pulls the enemy forward while dealing 264% damage at fixed intervals. When duration has run out, will explode to deal 415% additional damage
Level 20: MP Cost: 86, Summon Duration: 20 sec. Pulls the enemy forward while dealing 460% damage at fixed intervals. When duration has run out, will explode to deal 625% additional damage

MapleStory Cannoneer Monkey Militia Monkey Militia (Supportive)
Summons Artillery Monkey Twins to aid you in battle.
Level 1: MP Cost: 40, Summon Duration: 32 sec, Damage: 283%, Max Enemies Hit: 1
Cooldown: 10 sec
Level 15: MP Cost: 70, Summon Duration: 60 sec, Damage: 395%, Max Enemies Hit: 1
Cooldown: 10 sec

MapleStory Cannoneer Double Down Double Down (Supportive)
Required Skill: Luck of the Die (MAX)
Try your luck! Roll two dice, and if both have the same number, you’ll receive a very powerful buff. Example: Both dice rolls on 6, you gain 40% EXP Rate (30% + 10%)
However second dice only appears based on a occurring rate.
Has a fixed cooldown of 200 seconds.
Level 1: MP Cost: 60, 10% chance of rolling a Double Down , Buff Duration: 184 sec. Cooldown: 200 sec
Level 5: MP Cost: 60, 50% chance of rolling a Double Down , Buff Duration: 200 sec. Cooldown: 200 sec

MapleStory Cannoneer Mega Monkey Magic Mega Monkey Magic (Supportive)
Required Skill: Monkey Magic (MAX)
Upgrade the magic of the monkey to increase the HP, MP, all stats, Speed, Jump, Accuracy, and Avoidability of all nearby party members for a fixed period of time. Can be stacked with other buffs.
Level 1: MP Cost: 60, Duration: 300 sec, HP: +420, MP: +420, All Stats: +31, Speed: +11, Jump +6, Accuracy: +163, Avoidability +163
Level 30: MP Cost: 80, Duration: 300 sec, HP: +1000, MP: +1000, All Stats: +60, Speed: +15, Jump +10, Accuracy: +250, Avoidability +250

MapleStory Cannoneer Cannon Overload Cannon Overload (Passive)
Required Skill: Cannon Mastery (MAX)
Pushes your cannon to the limit. Increases Cannon Mastery and ignores a portion of enemy DEF.
Level 1: Permanent damage increase: 21%, Mastery increased to 56%. Enemy DEF ignored by 5%.
Level 30: Permanent damage increase: 50%, Mastery increased to 70%. Enemy DEF ignored by 20%.

MapleStory Cannoneer Pirate's Spirit Pirate’s Spirit (Passive/Supportive)
Permanently increase the chance of a successful counterattack, and allows you resist being knocked back for a fixed period of time.
Level 1: Active Effect – MP Cost: 50, Duration: 10 sec, Stance Chance: 22%
Passive Effect – Permanently increases chance of counterattack by 1%
Level 30: Active Effect – MP Cost: 80, Duration: 300 sec, Stance Chance: 80%
Passive Effect – Permanently increases chance of counterattack by 15%

MapleStory Cannoneer 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 Cannoneer 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

Cannoneer 4th Job Skill Build: Everything maxed.
1. Cannon Bazooka (1), Cannon Barrage (1) Cannon Overload (1) Anchors Aweigh (1)
2. Double Down (MAX)
3. Cannon Overload (MAX)
4. Cannon Bazooka (MAX)
5. Cannon Barrage (MAX)
6. Anchors Aweigh (MAX)
7. Pirate’s Spirit (MAX)
8. Monkey Militia (MAX)
9. Mega Monkey Magic (MAX)
10. Maple Warrior (MAX)
11. Nautilus Strike (MAX)
12. Hero’s Will (MAX)
13. Extra 55 SP

Explanation:
The skills mentioned in skill build should be maxed in sequence for effective leveling speed. Cannon Bazooka is a great mobbing attack while Cannon Barrage is used for single target high damage attack. Before maxing these 2 primary skills for 4th job, boost your damage with Cannon Overload and get extra buff from Double Down. The rest of the skills can be any order though. Nautilus Strike is maxed last since you spamming it is kinda costly and has a huge cooldown.

Cannoneer Hyper Skills

MapleStory Cannoneer Monkey Militia – Splitter Monkey Militia – Splitter (Level 143) Damage Halved but Hits become 2.

MapleStory Cannoneer Monkey Militia – Persist Monkey Militia – Persist (Level 162) +10 sec duration.

MapleStory Cannoneer Monkey Militia – Enhance Monkey Militia – Enhance (Level 183) One extra Support Monkey Twins can be summoned.

MapleStory Cannoneer Cannon Bazooka – Reinforce Cannon Bazooka – Reinforce (Level 149) +20% Damage.

MapleStory Cannoneer Cannon Bazooka – Spread Cannon Bazooka – Spread (Level 168) Attack +2 Enemies.

MapleStory Cannoneer Cannon Bazooka –Extra Strike Cannon Bazooka –Extra Strike (Level 189) Attack +1 time per Enemy.

MapleStory Cannoneer Cannon Barrage – Reinforce Cannon Barrage – Reinforce (Level 155) +20% Damage.

MapleStory Cannoneer Cannon Barrage – Critical Chance Cannon Barrage – Critical Chance (Level 177) +15% Critical Rate.

MapleStory Cannoneer Cannon Barrage – Extra Strike Cannon Barrage – Extra Strike (Level 195) Attack +1 time per Enemy.

MapleStory Cannoneer Buckshot Buckshot (Level 150)
Temporarily increase attack count of all of his skills by 3 times but decreases his damage by 40% for 180 seconds. MP Cost: 300, Duration: 180 sec, Number of Attacks of All Skills: x3, Damage Reduction: -40%

MapleStory Cannoneer Rolling Rainbow Rolling Rainbow (Level 170)
Summon your crewmates to join forces and shoot three flashes of rainbow light at up to 10 enemies in front of you for 400% two times continuously, for a maximum of 12 seconds. There is a cooldown of 90 seconds. The maximum damage for this skill is 9,999,999. (Key-down skill, MP Cost: 30, max Enemies Hit: 10, Damage: 400%, Duration: 12 sec, Cooldown: 90 sec, Max Damage: 9999999)

MapleStory Cannoneer Epic Adventure Epic Adventure (Level 200)
A buff that gives the legendary Adventurers of the Maple World 10% increased damage and the ability to pass the damage cap by 50,000 for 60 seconds. There is a cooldown of 120 seconds. (MP Cost: 100, Duration: 60 sec, Damage: +10%, Max Damage: +50000, Cooldown: 120 sec. Only applies to Explorer class within the party.)

Cannoneer Hyper Skill Build:
1. Cannon Bazooka – Spread (MAX)
2. Cannon Bazooka – Reinforce (MAX)
3. Cannon Bazooka –Extra Strike (MAX)
4. Cannon Barrage – Extra Strike (MAX)
5. Cannon Barrage – Reinforce (MAX)
6. Buckshot (MAX)
7. Rolling Rainbow (MAX)
8. Epic Adventure (MAX)
9. Hyper Strength (MAX)
10. Hyper Health (MAX)
11. Hyper Mana (MAX)
12. Hyper Weapon Defense (MAX)
13. Hyper Magic Defense (MAX)
14. Hyper Critical Rate (MAX)

MAPLESTORY OLD TO NEW OFFICIAL SKILL NAMES

Cannoneer 1st Job Skills
Cannon Splash -> Cannon Blast
Cannon Buildup -> Cannon Boost
Gigantic Backstep -> Blast Back
Cannon Strike -> SAME
Critical Fire -> SAME

Cannoneer 2nd Job Skills
Slug Shot -> Scatter Shot
Monkey Rush Boom -> Barrel Bomb
Cannon Booster -> SAME
Monkey Magic -> SAME

Cannoneer 3rd Job Skills
Oak Barrel Roulette -> Barrel Roulette
Cannon Counter -> Counter Crush
Cannon Reinforcement -> Reinforced Cannon
Lucky Dice -> Luck of the Die
Vital Extreme -> Pirate’s Rush

Cannoneer 4th Job Skills
Overburn -> Cannon Overload
Hyper Monkey Spell -> Mega Monkey Magic
Monkey Power Boom -> Monkey Madness
Twin Monkey Support -> Monkey Militia
Cannon Buster -> Cannon Barrage
Battleship Nautilus -> Nautilus Strike
Magnetic Anchor -> Anchors Away
Double Lucky Dice -> Double Down

Cannoneer Hyper Skills
Support Monkey Twins – Split Damage -> Monkey Militia – Splitter
Support Monkey Twins – Persist -> Monkey Militia – Persist
Support Monkey Twins – Enhance -> Monkey Militia – Enhance
Cannon Bazooka – Reinforce -> SAME
Cannon Bazooka – Extra Target -> Cannon Bazooka – Spread
Cannon Bazooka – Bonus Attack -> Cannon Bazooka – Extra Strike
Cannon Buster – Reinforce -> Cannon Barrage – Reinforce
Cannon Buster – Critical Rate -> Cannon Barrage – Critical Chance
Cannon Buster – Bonus Attack -> Cannon Barrage – Extra Strike
Buck Shot -> Buckshot
Rolling Cannon Rainbow -> Rolling Rainbow
Epic Adventure -> SAME

MapleStory Cannoneer Skill Preview

Cannoneer 1st Job Preview

Cannoneer 2nd Job Preview

Cannoneer 3rd Job Preview

Cannoneer 4th Job Preview

Cannoneer Changelog

2013-01-29: Created Cannoneer Skill Build Guide
2013-04-03: Updated to GMS v.132 Hyper Evolution
2013-11-29: Updated Cannoneer 3rd Job Skill Build Guide (Cap Cannon Spike to 19/20)
2014-03-29: Updated to GMS v.148 Grand Athenaeum (2013-03-26)

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71 thoughts on “MapleStory Cannoneer Cannon Shooter Skill Build Guide V2

  1. Ayumilove Post author

    @Zechariah: Some jobs will have excess SP (Skill Points) as their skills are revamped (decreased in their maximum mastery level). So no worries about it :)

  2. Zechariah

    Hi! Thanks for the guide! it’s really awesome! Btw, i have 3 left over Skill points after my first job advancement. I have no idea how it came about but everything else in my skills list are max! Is there a way you can advice me?

  3. Ayumilove Post author

    @Kenny: It seems that GMS and MSEA did not obtain the latest skill changes from KMS which includes the Monkey Push skill. We will need to wait for another skill revamp on Cannon Master 1st Job Skills.

  4. Ayumilove Post author

    @Miranda: Monkey Push is not available for both MSEA and GMS for now, but there are available in KMS. Will need to wait for another future revamp for Cannoneer. Without Monkey Push, this class is awfully slow :(

  5. Ayumilove Post author

    @Taco: Monkey Push is available in KMS. However, this skill is not available in both GMS and MSEA. Since Extalia is based on GMS version, it will have the missing Monkey Push skill.

  6. Taco

    Why don’t I have monkey push on my 1st job advancement? (PS I play on a server called Extalia)

  7. Kenny

    Ayumi, why is it that when i change from my Viper to a Cannon Master, i found out that there is no monkey push is my 1st job skill tab, is this a bug? Or could it be that only those who started with Cannon Master from 1st job onwards will only have it?

  8. PerQs

    I found out that, DBladers and Cannoneers share Cash-shop with Regular Adventures now.

  9. Ltohack

    This isn’t confirmed but during the v.123 Tempest patch (GMS), it is indicated in the patch notes that:

    “Explorer classes, Aran, Cannoneer and Dual Blade that use combined SP system will receive 4 additional SP at job advancement.”

    So I assume they receive 5 SP upon first job advancement. Again this isn’t confirmed. If I have time, I’ll try to confirm this with a cannoneer and maybe even adventurers.

  10. Ayumilove Post author

    @Ltohack: Thanks for your feedback. I’m just wondering, does Adventurer obtain 5 SP when they first start their 1st job advancement?

  11. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi JamesLe, Cannoneers have a more difficult time to train due to their mobility in nature. They have slow attack + unable to move around fast (I have 1 personally), and all this hinders the job to train effectively. Try checking the monster to train guide at http://ayumilove.net/best-maplestory-unleashed-unlimited-training-spots-level-1-to-250-guide/

  12. JamesLe

    Hi Ayumilove, Can you make a Maplestory post Red update training guide for Cannoneers or any job because I’m having trouble leveling up.

  13. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Lol, the video uploader who host the Cannon Shooter vs Zakum has removed the video. I’ll remove it from my guide since its non-existent :)

  14. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Marcus, in GMS it is labeled as Luck of the Die. According to the Oxford Dictionary (US and UK versions) the word “dice” is used for both singular and plural. It also mentions that the use of “die” is becoming increasingly uncommon. I prefer Luck of the Dice as the skill name though.

  15. Novakaiser

    Hey ayumi, sorry for the late reply.And sure I will help u spot your mistake at some guides and keep it up!!!

  16. MegaOddish

    Erm Cannon Bazooka hits 4 times now after some patch (tempest I think). Pls update accordingly.

  17. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Novakaiser, if you spot any mistakes/issues or questions regarding my guides, please do not hesitate to notify me :D

  18. Novakaiser

    Hi ayumi, thx for updating the guide so fast and I will keep looking at your other guides.Thx hope u make more guides.:)

  19. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Novakaiser, you’re right. I’ll update the guide to max Monkey Wave for its passive bonus Critical Rate which applies for all skills. For the jump, every SP (Skill Point) in it will make you jump higher (as for some MapleStory players says). I’ll revise the 3rd Job Skill Build for Cannoneer.

  20. Novakaiser

    Sorry for not continue writing but I also find myself using canon jump more often than monkey wave but after the 4th job the cannon barrage skill also adds critical rate for that skill only so if u use cannon barrage the critical rate is 60% if I am not wrong.

  21. Novakaiser

    Thx for your suggestion but monkey wave permanently increases your critical rate by 20% during max and does cannon jump jumps higher if the skill level increases?thx

  22. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Novakaiser, it depends on your gamestyle. Do you find yourself using Monkey Wave more often than Cannon Jump? If yes, then put SP (Skill Points) into maxing Monkey Wave, otherwise max Cannon Jump instead. For my training and bossing, not even once Monkey Wave is used because the delay is awfully longer which I could dish 2-3 primary attacking skills against an opponent(s).

  23. GoodGame Empire Hack

    Does that mean that Gamestop has already placed a company-wide stance on the PSP.

    While technology will always continue to move forward, the classic
    era will always remain the “golden age” of gaming.
    The captors were crestfallen and decided they were doomed, and their Muslim brethren,
    too, reproved them for their deed.

  24. Maverian

    “You people’s English are the “best” I have ever seen in gamers.There are so many sentence structure and grammar error that I couldn’t bear to read any further.

    P.S. Please improve your English”

    Let’s see…. *grammatical *errorS

    PS : Don’t be an idiot. You came here to read a guide and get a general feel of the mechanics of this character, not indulge in self-righteous correction. If you ain’t happy with the standard of English here, by all means, go elsewhere. And speaking of which, your level of English isn’t all that impressive either, dumb ass.

  25. BrokenEnglish

    You people’s English are the “best” I have ever seen in gamers.There are so many sentence structure and grammar error that I couldn’t bear to read any further.

    P.S. Please improve your English

  26. Ayumilove Post author

    Thanks pau for your feedback. I rarely use the Monkey Wave except for Spike in training. Maybe for bossing is better?

  27. pau

    Hi Ayumi-chan,
    My Wave is 19, cos I maxed spike instead. I find spike comes out faster.. and alto 4th job has blast.. it’s not as fast .. and at lvl 1-5, it just doesn’t kill as fast as spike. But my friend maxed wave and put spike at 19.. and he says that alto wave is slow.. at bossing.. once used.. the critical goes up.. I haven’t tried it in bossing.. so can’t comment on his suggestion. Thnx for update n reply.. love ur guides. Great effort and so much work put into it. Really appreciate it

  28. Perse

    Just a small mistake:
    MAPLESTORY OLD TO NEW OFFICIAL SKILL NAMES
    Cannoneer 3rd Job Skills:
    Lucky Dice -> Luck of the “Die”

  29. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Pau, I have Cannon Shooter too and I don’t find myself using Monkey Wave often compared to Cannon Jump since its slow as you mentioned. So if you have it max, its not bad at all :) I’ll update the guide above for Cannon Shooter 3rd Job. How much SP you have in Monkey Wave? Is it 19/20? Would like to confirm my SP calculation.

  30. pau

    Hi ayumi-chan, pau here again. Noticed ur cannon guide 3rd job says dun max jump.. but now since it is only 5.. why not max it and leave Monkey Wave unmaxed. did this cos wave is slow to come out.. I maxed spike and jump and left out wave. So far.. no regrets.. what do you think?

  31. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Kelvin Wong, it is the same as the regular 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Job Skills. However, hyper skills are unlocked at a certain level. Therefore, some are grayed. Check out the hyper skill guide on this site to find out whats the minimum level it gets unlocked.

  32. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Nero, Xenon has the best mobility (fly, flash jump) and high damage (similarly to Kaiser).

  33. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Xiao Yan, thanks for the correction. I have updated Cannon Jump Max Level from 15 to 5.

  34. Xiao Yan

    Erm in maplesea, the max level of cannon jump is 5 not 15. Can you please correct the mistakes? Thanks in advance.

  35. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Nero, both are equally strong. What I dislike about Aran is spamming the attack button instead of just holding down. This is similar to Demon Slayer attack, which requires you to tap few times to get into different stages of slashing. Cannoneer is just plain simple, tap the skill button once and it dishes a powerful damage. However, the damage dished out is not as strong as a Mechanic, although its a little powerful compared to a Mercedes. In maneuverability aspects, both Aran and Cannoneer is weak compared to other legendary or special explorer/adventurer classes. In short, I can say both jobs are mediocre.

  36. Ayumilove Post author

    Thanks Maple Seow for the correction! I’ll be updating the description now :)

  37. Maple Seow

    Hi,
    A minor error – “Cannoneer 4th Job Skill Build: Everything maxed except Cannon Jump.” Should be 3rd job

  38. Nova

    in second job the skill is called “pirate training” but it says max physical training just letting you know =)

  39. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi BananaPhone, Wind Archer followed by Dawn Warrior, Thunder Breaker, Blaze Wizard and Night Walker in terms of damage. But their leveling speed differs between jobs though since some job gets AOE (Area of effect) skills faster.

  40. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi blacklaptopo, thanks for spotting the missing skill! I have corrected Cannoneer 4th Job Skill Build by including Monkey Militia skill :)

  41. blacklaptop0

    You did not include Monkey Militia at all in your skill spread for Cannoneer 4th Job. Was this intentional? It doesn’t make much sense to me and I’m just checking to make certain it was not simply overlooked.

  42. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Light, thanks for pointing it out regarding Barrel Roulette Passive Effect which increases damage by 1% per level (+10% Damage at max level). I’ll be correcting the skill build guide for Cannoneer 3rd Job :)

  43. Light

    hey ayumilove
    i just made a cannoeer (4/4/13) and the skills other than cannon spike increases your stats passively especially barrel roulette which increases your damage by 1% each sp spent on it
    just to fix a great guide from a great guide maker…..
    ^^;

  44. Zach

    I noticed it seems like an explorer where points form job 1 can go into job 2, so then putting no points into the boxing glove might be more optimal? I wonder if it goes the same into 3rd and 4th job .-.

  45. Deity

    Will Cannon Shooter come back to the USA? Because I have become interested in it. Will Demon Slayer and Mercedes also come back with him if he comes back?

  46. Ayumilove Post author

    Followed by basically means, the next thing after the first. For example, alphabet A B and C. A comes first, followed by B and C. They go in sequence :)

  47. Ayumilove Post author

    Both Mercedes and Cannon Shooter are about higher than average. On the other hand, Mechanic are much more stronger even though you are not equipped with godly equipment since the passive skill add bulk of the damage.

    You can dump all SP (skill points) into STR (Strength) provided that you have enough DEX (Dexterity) to wield armor/weapon. If you are funded (rich), you can purchase scrolled equips that already has DEX and you can safely add the SP into STR, otherwise, you will be missing a lot when you try to hit enemies above your level, especially bosses.

  48. DICKSON SIM

    I would like to ask which job is stronger, Mercedes or Cannon Shooter?
    Also, can I dump all points into strength?