MapleStory Demon Avenger Skill Build Guide

MapleStory Resistance Demon Avenger

Demon Avenger is one of MapleStory Resistance Warrior born with special abilities and traits. Similarly to Demon Slayer, Demon Avenger wields two weapons: a Blue Lightsaber sword (aka Desperado) and Force Shield. This shield does not increases Force as this job uses a different system, EXCEED SYSTEM which consumes HP (Health Points based by Max HP percentage) to activate skills. His damage is based by current HP. In short, this character only requires HP stats to perform better. If you use one of Exceed Skills frequently, it will become more powerful but tires your body faster due to Overload State. There are male and female version of this to choose from (no gender lock) with white wavy hair as their signature trait as opposed to Demon Slayer black hair.

The creation of Demon is back and it just got more interesting. Demon Avenger has arrived in MapleSEA. You can now choose to be a Demon Slayer or Demon Avenger upon completion of the Demon tutorial. Unlike Demon Slayer, Demon Avenger does not utilize Demon Force for his skills. Instead it uses its HP to execute his skills, bringing the gameplay to a whole new level. Do note that for existing Demon Slayer, players are unable to convert Demon Slayer to Demon Avenger.

Demon Avenger Overview

CLASS: Resistance
EQUIPMENT TYPE: Warrior
PRIMARY WEAPON: Desperado (unique 1-handed weapon)
SECONDARY WEAPON: Force Shield
PRIMARY STAT: Hit Points (HP)
LINK SKILL: Wild Rage – Damage +5/10/15%
CHARACTER CARD: Boss Damage +1/2/3/5%

Demon Avenger Changelog

GMS v.154 – Sword Art Online Updates (2014-09-16)
GMS v.150 – Rising Heroes (2014-06-17)
GMS v.149 – Legacy of Nine (2014-05-12)
GMS v.142 – Dawnveil Demons of Tynerum (2013-10-16)
GMS v.139 – Demon Avenger (2013-07-22)

Demon Avenger Pros and Cons

+ Easiest job to play for new MapleStory players (newbies).
+ Highest HP (Health Points aka Hit Points) among all classes/jobs.
+ Low risk of dying except Exceed HP Consumption.
+ No HP MP Potions usage for regular training except for Boss Raids.
+ Save tons of meso with absence of potion consumption.
+ No MP (Mana aka Magic Points) usage, making this game fairly easy for new players.
– Can’t use any warrior weapons except for Desperado.
– Always have to maintain high HP to deal constant high damage.
– Exceed system consumes HP very quickly if attention is not paid.

Demon Avenger Storyline

The Demon’s story begins at the Temple of Time, approximately a hundred years ago. The Demon had served under the Black Mage for many years, and suddenly realizes he had became an absolute ruler and could no longer serve him. He encounters his henchman, Mastema, and demands her who she serves. After she admits her loyalty to the Demon, he tells her to deliver a letter to the Heroes. Despite the concern, she agrees. Earlier that day, there was a meeting between the Demon and the three other Black Wing commanders: Orchid, Von Leon and Arkarium. During the meeting, they mentioned that the Black Mage demanded everything destroyed. This alarms the Demon, as his family was located near Leafre, one of the burning sites. He quickly leaves to that destination. However, all he could find was a locket of his deceased mother and brother. Back in the current time, the vengeful Demon attacks Arkarium as he tries to enter the Black Mage’s throne, but to no avail. Arkarium summons a few Lykas, but are quickly defeated by the Demon . As Arkarium is about to make an all out attack on the Demon, the Black Mage opens up his doors, granting the Demon permission to enter. The Demon engages the Black Mage in a fierce fight. However, the Demon is no match for his master and ends up being sealed in a large egg. Fortunately, the Demon severely crushes the Black Mage’s defenses which would soon allow victory for the Heroes.

Demon Avenger Notes

  • The Demon Avenger is a new job within the Resistance Class. Though sporting many similarities to the Demon Slayer, the Demon Avenger uses a different weapon. Its source for attack is also different.
  • The Demon Avenger uses a new weapon called a Desperado as his main weapon, while the Force Shield becomes his secondary weapon.
  • As a HP based character, all his skills utilises his HP and his level of damage will also depend on his current HP.
  • The Demon Avenger also uses a new skill system called the Exceed Skill System. How this works is that when the Demon Avenger uses special Exceed skills, and the more he unleashes them consecutively, he will become faster and stronger. However, with this system, he will also recover less HP per attack and HP consumption will increase as well.

Demon Avenger Beginner Job Skill

Dark Winds
Allow Demon Avenger to use various jump skills while using winds. The Devil Wings can be used in a variety of jump skills (high jump, double jump, glide). High jump: jump + ↑↑, double jump: jump + →→ or ←←, glide: jump while in the air

Blood Contract
Aggressively empowers the body through a blood contract. The contract has the effect of ignoring warrior armor, and the stats requirement of Demon Avenger equipment is ignored, allowing the equipment to be worn.

Demonic Blood
Demons are known for their naturally strong willpower and overwhelming ambition. Gives you level 20 Will and Charisma. You have a 100% stance effect.

Exceed Exceed (Passive)
Enable an Exceed Skill to evolve with improve attacking range and damage by frequently using them. However, using an Exceed Skill over 20 times, you will enter into Overload State which completely cancels the efficiency of Absorb Life Skill. Overload state HP reduction is equivalent to the amount replenished by Absorb Life. To reset Overload state, use a different Exceed Skill.

High Efficiency High Efficiency / Hyper Potion Mastery (Passive)
Increases the efficiency of potions.
LV1: Potions are 300% effective. (Example: 100 HP Potion recovers 300 health)

Wild Rage Wild Rage (Passive)
Your damage is increased by 5% (10% for level 2) due to your rage. (Link Skill)

Demon Avenger Beginner Skill Build: Everything maxed.
Explanation: These are Demon Avenger innate abilities. No SP required.

Demon Avenger 1st Job Skills (MSEA / GMS)

Exceed - Double Slash Exceed: Double Slash (Active)
Slashes enemies in front two times. Exceed: Gradually increases attack speed and decreases HP. Range increased during final stage.
Level 1: HP Cost: 1%, Damage: 105%, Number of Attacks: 2, Max Enemies Hit: 8
Level 20: HP Cost: 1%, Damage: 200%, Number of Attacks: 2, Max Enemies Hit: 8

Release Overload Release Overload / Overload Release (Active)
Cancels Exceed’s Overload debuf, increases max HP, and restores HP. Can only be used when Overload is maxed out.
Level 1: Resets Overload to 0. Duration: 41 sec, Max HP: +1%, HP Restored: 24%
Level 20: Resets Overload to 0. Duration: 60 sec, Max HP: +20%, HP Restored: 100%

Absorb Life Absorb Life / Life Sap (Passive)
Saps away your enemies life to restore your own.
Level 1: 10% chance to recover 1% HP on hit
Level 10: 100% chance to recover 5% HP on hit

Demonic Sharpness Demonic Sharpness / Demonic Veracity (Passive)
Permanently increases movement speed, max movement speed, Jump, and Critical Rate.
Level 1: Speed: +3, Max Speed: +6, Jump: +6, Critical Rate: +1%
Level 15: Speed: +45, Max Speed: +20, Jump: +20, Critical Rate: +20%

Demon Avenger 1st Job Skill Build (MSEA): Everything maxed.
[NOTE] 5 SP provided at Level 10.
0. 1 SP automatically added into Double Slash, Release Overload, Absorb Life.
1. Demonic Sharpness (MAX)
2. Absorb Life (MAX)
3. Release Overload (MAX)
4. Double Slash (MAX)

Demon Avenger 1st Job Skill Build (GMS): Everything maxed.
[NOTE] 5 SP provided at Level 10.
0. 1 SP automatically added into Double Slash, Release Overload, Life Sap.
1. Demonic Veracity (MAX)
2. Life Sap (MAX)
3. Overload Release (MAX)
4. Double Slash (MAX)

Explanation:
Demon Avenger’s primary attacking skill will be Double Slash. Double Slash is maxed last since most enemies can be killed within 1-2 hits at this stage. Max Demonic Sharpness first to increase movement speed and jumping height. You can always use Demon’s Wing to glide through the air to reach enemies quickly but for nearby enemies, preferably jump and attack with Double Slash. Next, max Absorb Life to maintain current HP as high as possible. The lower your HP goes, the lower your base damage is. Then, max Release Overload to replenish lost health instantly!

Demon Avenger 2nd Job Skills (MSEA / GMS)

Exceed Demon Strike Exceed – Demon Strike (Active)
Charge forward and slice through enemies. Exceed: Gradually increases damage and decreases HP. Range increased during final stage.
Level 1: HP Cost: 1%, Damage: 87%, Number of Attacks: 4, Max Enemies Hit: 10
Level 20: HP Cost: 1%, Damage: 125%, Number of Attacks: 4, Max Enemies Hit: 10

Bat Swarm Bat Swarm (Active)
Summons a cloud of infernal bats that follow you and attack enemies. You can change the bats’ flight direction by pressing the skill key again. Bat Swarm’s attack delay is set to 330ms.
Level 1: HP Cost: 305, Damage: 143%, Number of Attacks: 40. The cloud expires once you finish attacking, move a certain distance, or their timer runs out. Press the skill key again to switch direction.
Level 20: HP Cost: 400, Damage: 200%, Number of Attacks: 40. The cloud expires once you finish attacking, move a certain distance, or their timer runs out. Press the skill key again to switch direction.
The summoned bats expire after attacking 40 times or 10 seconds past or travelling more than 1800 pixels or whichever limit reaches first. Change the summoned bat direction (left or right) by pressing the skill again. With practice, you can use it to constantly harass an enemy while performing your primary attacking skill.

Demon Booster Demon Booster / Battle Pact (Supportive)
Temporarily increases attack speed.
Level 1: HP Cost: 380, Duration: 36 sec, Attack Speed: +2
Level 10: HP Cost: 200, Duration: 180 sec, Attack Speed: +2

Abyssal Rage Official Rage / Abyssal Connection (Supportive)
Temporarily boosts your Attack Power.
Level 1: HP Cost: 305, Weapon ATT: +2, Duration: 28 sec
Level 20: HP Cost: 400, Weapon ATT: +40, Duration: 180 sec

Solid Will Solid Wall / Unbreakable Steel (Passive)
Greatly increases Weapon Defense and Magic Defense through indomitable will.
Level 1: Weapon DEF: 10%, Magic DEF: 10%
Level 10: Weapon DEF: 100%, Magic DEF: 100%

Desperado Mastery Desperado Mastery (Passive)
Permanently increases the Mastery and Accuracy of your Desperado.
Level 1: Desperado Mastery: +14%, Accuracy: +20
Level 10: Desperado Mastery: +50%, Accuracy: +200

Inner Strength Inner Strength / Rage Within (Passive)
Permanently increases Strength and Weapon Defense.
Level 1: STR: 6, Weapon DEF: 100, Magic DEF: 100
Level 5: STR: 30, Weapon DEF: 500, Magic DEF: 500

Demon Avenger 2nd Job Skill Build (MSEA): Everything maxed except Demon Strike.
1. Demon Strike, Bat Swarm (1)
2. Official Rage (MAX)
3. Desperado Mastery (MAX)
4. Inner Strength (MAX)
5. Solid Wall (MAX)
6. Demon Strike (19/20)
7. Bat Swarm (MAX)
8. Demon Booster (MAX)

Demon Avenger 2nd Job Skill Build (GMS): Everything maxed except Demon Strike.
1. Demon Strike, Bat Swarm (1)
2. Abyssal Connection (MAX)
3. Desperado Mastery (MAX)
4. Rage Within (MAX)
5. Unbreakable Steel (MAX)
6. Demon Strike (19/20)
7. Bat Swarm (MAX)
8. Battle Pact (MAX)

Explanation:
Demon Avenger’s primary attack will be both Demon Strike and Bat Swarm. Therefore, add 1 SP (Skill Point) into both skills. When you are training in a map that has 2 platform/level, casts Bat Swarm on the first platform, and use Demon Strike to clear the second platform. Level 1 Bat Swarm easily one hit kills (OHKO) or 2HKO enemies enemies that are within your level range. Since Demon Strike isn’t required or dependent by 3rd Job Skill, you can channel 1 SP from Demon Strike into Bat Swarm. You can use Bat Swarm as a secondary attacking skill along with your primary offensive 3rd Job and 4th Job Skills. Also Bat Swarm is useful to clear 2 close by platforms where Demon Strike could not reach.

Before you start maxing your offensive skills, max Official Rage first to boost your damage significantly to allow 1 hit kill with Demon Strike. Since Demon Strike deals multiple attacks per enemy, it offers some damage stability, therefore Desperado Mastery is the second on the list to be maxed. Next, max Inner Strength to boost your physical and magical defense followed by Solid Wall. This reduces damage received from enemy to 1. Don’t max Solid Wall before maxing Inner Strength since its percentage type. You will need high base defense for Solid Wall’s percentage defense boost to work its magic. Cap Demon Strike at Level 19 so you have 1 SP extra to max Bat Swarm. A more efficient method would be adding few SP into Demon Strike to get into OHKO sweet spot and then add the rest to Bat Swarm. Finally, max Desperado Booster last since it only affects the activation delay of Demon Slash and Bat Swarm at this point but will be useful for 3rd and 4th Job Skills.

Demon Avenger 3rd Job Skills (MSEA / GMS)

Exceed Moonlight Slash Exceed – Moonlight Slash / Exceed: Lunar Slash (Active)
Attacks enemy to the front and back. Exceed: Gradually increases attack speed and decreases HP. Range increased during final stage.
Level 1: HP Cost: 3%, Damage: 205%, Number of Attacks: 3, Max Enemies Hit: 10
Level 20: HP Cost: 3%, Damage: 300%, Number of Attacks: 3, Max Enemies Hit: 10

Ease Exceed Pain Ides Exceed Pain / Pain Dampener (Passive)
Permanently decreases the Life Sap HP absorption penalty created by Exceed Overload. In addition, enhances the ATT of the Exceed skill.
Level 1: Exceed Overload HP Absorption Penalty: -1%, Exceed ATT: +1%
Level 20: Exceed Overload HP Absorption Penalty: -2%, Exceed ATT: +20%

Shield Charge Shield Charge (Active)
Charge through enemies and knock them back with your shield. When the charge finishes, you unleash a powerful blast that knocks them back further, and has a chance to stun.
Level 1: HP Cost: 310, Enemies Hit: 12, Damage: 105%, Number of Attacks: 2.
Enemies Hit After Charge: 12, Damage After Charge: 105%
Level 20: HP Cost: 500, Enemies Hit: 12, Damage: 200%, Number of Attacks: 2.
Enemies Hit After Charge: 12, Damage After Charge: 200%

Reflect Evil Reflect Evil / Ward Evil (Supportive)
Blocks evil energy. All Elemental Resistance and Abnormal Status resistance increase, and the damage received is reduced.
Level 1: HP Cost: 520, Duration: 28 sec, Elemental Resistance: +12%, Status Ailment Resistance: +12%, Damage Intake: -1%
Level 20: HP Cost: 900, Duration: 180 sec, Elemental Resistance: +50%, Status Ailment Resistance: +50%, Damage Intake: -30%

Diabolic Recovery Diabolic Recovery (Supportive + Passive)
Rapidly recover HP for a short time. Also lets you recover HP over time.
Level 1: HP Cost: 520, Duration: 28 sec, Max HP: +2%, Interval: 23 sec, HP Restored at Interval: 1%
Level 20: HP Cost: 900, Duration: 180 sec, Max HP: +40%, Interval: 4 sec, HP Restored at Interval: 5%
Improves idle HP recovery and reduces interval delay for recovery. Idle means being stationary (hanging on rope, standing or sitting)

Inhale Vitality Inhale Vitality / Vitality Veil (Active)
Hit enemies with the skill key pressed and your Desperado will absorb HP. Release the key to dish out an additional explosive attack.
Level 1: HP Cost: 100, Enemies Hit with Key Pressed: 12, Damage: 205%, HP Restored: 1%.
Explosion Damage: 620%. Cooldown: 31 sec
Level 20: HP Cost: 100, Enemies Hit with Key Pressed: 12, Damage: 300%, HP Restored: 10%.
Explosion Damage: 1000%. Cooldown: 12 sec

Advanced Absorb Life Advanced Absorb Life / Advanced Life Sap (Passive)
Required Skill: Life Sap (MAX)
Permanently increases Life Sap’s HP absorption abilities.
Level 1: Life Sap HP Absorption: +6%
Level 5: Life Sap HP Absorption: +10%

Demon Avenger 3rd Job Skill Build (MSEA): Everything maxed except Shield Charge.
1. Moonlight Slash, Shield Charge, Inhale Vitality, Ides Exceed Pain (1)
2. Diabolic Recovery (MAX)
3. Ides Exceed Pain (11/20)
4. Advanced Absorb Life (MAX)
5. Moonlight Slash (MAX)
6. Ides Exceed Pain (MAX)
7. Reflect Evil (MAX)
8. Inhale Vitality (MAX)
9. Shield Charge (19/20)

Demon Avenger 3rd Job Skill Build (GMS): Everything maxed except Shield Charge.
1. Lunar Slash, Shield Charge, Vitality Veil, Pain Dampener (1)
2. Diabolic Recovery (MAX)
3. Pain Dampener (11/20)
4. Advanced Life Sap (MAX)
5. Lunar Slash (MAX)
6. Pain Dampener (MAX)
7. Ward Evil (MAX)
8. Vitality Veil (MAX)
9. Shield Charge (19/20)

Explanation:
Demon Avenger’s 3rd Job primary attacking skill will be Moonlight Slash. If you are fighting against enemies which could not be killed in 1-2 hits, cluster those enemies with Shield Charge and eliminate all of them in one-go with Moonlight Slash or Inhale Vitality. Level 1 Inhale Vitality is useful for this purpose by dealing high DPS (Damage Per Second) while siphoning health from enemies in exchange of high cooldown. Diabolic Recovery is maxed first to constantly replenish your health every few seconds while you drain enemy health with Absorb Life. This allows to you to maintain max damage without having your health diminish to 70% and below. Add 11 SP into Ides Exceed Pain to reduce the Overload Effect. Why 11 SP? The reduction effect stays the same from Level 1-10 and Level 11-20. Then pump up your damage by maxing Moonlight Slash followed by Advanced Absorb Life to minimize the HP Consumption from primary attacking skill.

Demon Avenger 4th Job Skills (MSEA / GMS)

Maple Warrior Maple Warrior (Supportive)
Increases the party members’ every stat by a certain percentage temporarily. Increases your HP permanently.
Level 1: HP Cost: 130, All Stats: +1%, MaxHP: +0.5%, Duration: 30 sec
Level 30: HP Cost: 1000, All Stats: +15%, MaxHP: +15%, Duration: 900 sec

Exceed Execution Exceed – Execution (Active)
Uses the true powers of the Demon to deal a powerful slash, ignoring a portion of enemy defense. Exceed: Attack speed gradually increases, along with HP cost. Slashes one more time at the final level.
Level 1: HP Cost: 4%, Damage: 320%, Number of Attacks: 3, Max Enemies Hit: 6, DEF Ignored: 1%
Level 30: HP Cost: 4%, Damage: 620%, Number of Attacks: 3, Max Enemies Hit: 6, DEF Ignored: 30%

Shield Chasing Shield Chasing / Nether Shield (Active)
Enchants your shield with a tracking spirit, which hits an enemy, then bounces to the next target. If there are no other enemies nearby, the shield will attack the first enemy it hit.
Level 1: HP Cost: 710, Shields: 2, Enemies Hit: 2, Damage: 210%, Attacks per Shield: 8.
Cooldown: 6 sec. Passive Effect: Exceed: Lunar Slash Damage: +1%
Level 30: HP Cost: 1000, Shields: 2, Enemies Hit: 2, Damage: 500%, Attacks per Shield: 8. Cooldown: 6 sec. Passive Effect: Exceed: Lunar Slash Damage: +30%

Armor Break Armor Break / Nether Slice (Supportive)
Attacks enemies and rips through armor. Any enemies hit will receive a debuff which temporarily reduces their armor.
Level 1: HP Cost: 420, Enemies Hit: 12, Damage: 205%, Number of Attacks: 4, Debuff Duration: 1 sec, Enemy DEF: 1%
Level 30: HP Cost: 1000, Enemies Hit: 12, Damage: 350%, Number of Attacks: 4, Debuff Duration: 30 sec, Enemy DEF: 30%

Bloody Imprison Bloody Imprison / Blood Prison (Active + Supportive)
Imprisons enemies around you, stunning them for a short time.
Level 1: HP Cost: 5000, Enemies Hit: 14, Damage: 420%, Stun Duration: 10 sec.
Cooldown: 180 sec
Level 20: HP Cost: 5000, Enemies Hit: 14, Damage: 800%, Stun Duration: 20 sec.
Cooldown: 120 sec

Overwhelming Power Overwhelming Power (Supportive)
Greatly increases damage and attack speed for a short time.
Level 1: HP Cost: 1130, Duration: 35 sec, Damage: +1%, Attack Speed: +1
Level 30: HP Cost: 2000, Duration: 180 sec, Damage: +30%, Attack Speed: +1

Defense Expertise Defense Expertise (Passive)
Permanently increases your defensive abilityes, allowing you to ignore a portion of the enemy’s defense. Increases the ATT of Shield Charge and Nether Shield. Doubles defense penetration for shield skills.
Level 1: Enemy DEF Ignored: 1%, Shield Charge and Nether Shield Damage: +20%.
Shield Charge and Nether Shield ignore 2x DEF.
Level 30: Enemy DEF Ignored: 30%, Shield Charge and Nether Shield Damage: +20%.
Shield Charge and Nether Shield ignore 2x DEF.

Advanced Desperado Mastery Advanced Desperado Mastery (Passive)
Required Skill: Desperado Mastery (MAX)
Permanently increases the Mastery, ATT, and minimum Critical damage of your Desperado.
Level 1: Desperado Mastery: +56%, ATT: +21, Minimum Critical Damage: +1%
Level 30: Desperado Mastery: +70%, ATT: +50, Minimum Critical Damage: +15%

Enhanced Exceed Enhanced Exceed / Infernal Exceed (Passive)
Permanently adds a chance for an additional attack after the Exceed attack.
Level 1: Chance for extra attack after Exceed: 13%, Damage: 143%, Bonus Number of Attacks: 2, Max Enemies Hit: 2
Level 20: Chance for extra attack after Exceed: 70%, Damage: 200%, Bonus Number of Attacks: 2, Max Enemies Hit: 2

Demon Avenger 4th Job Skill Build (MSEA): Everything maxed.
1. Execution, Advanced Desperado Mastery, Shield Chasing, Enhanced Exceed (1)
2. Armor Break, Bloody Imprison, Overwhelming Power (1)
3. Execution (MAX)
4. Overwhelming Power (MAX)
5. Advanced Desperado Mastery (MAX)
6. Enhanced Exceed (MAX)
7. Defense Expertise (MAX)
8. Armor Break (MAX)
9. Bloody Imprison (MAX)
10. Shield Chasing (MAX)
11. Maple Warrior (MAX)
12. Extra 54 SP.

Demon Avenger 4th Job Skill Build (GMS): Everything maxed.
1. Execution, Advanced Desperado Mastery, Nether Shield, Infernal Exceed (1)
2. Nether Slice, Blood Prison, Overwhelming Power (1)
3. Execution (MAX)
4. Overwhelming Power (MAX)
5. Advanced Desperado Mastery (MAX)
6. Infernal Exceed (MAX)
7. Defense Expertise (MAX)
8. Nether Slice (MAX)
9. Blood Prison (MAX)
10. Nether Shield (MAX)
11. Maple Warrior (MAX)
12. Extra 54 SP.

Demon Avenger Hyper Skills (MSEA / GMS)

Exceed - Reinforce Exceed – Reinforce
Required Level: 143
Permanently increases Exceed Skill’s ATT by 20%.

Exceed – Reduce Overload Exceed – Reduce Overload
Required Level: 162
Permanently reduces Max Exceed Overload by 2.

Exceed – Bonus Chance Exceed – Bonus Chance / Exceed – Opportunity
Required Level: 183
Required Skill: Enhanced Exceed (20)
Permanently increases chance of additional Exceed Skill attacks by 10%.

Reflect Evil – Reduce Damage Reflect Evil – Reduce Damage / Ward Evil – Harden
Required Level: 149
Required Skill: Reflect Evil (1)
Permanently decreases received damage rate by 10%.

Reflect Evil – Immunity Enhance 1 Reflect Evil – Immunity Enhance 1 / Ward Evil – Immunity Enhance 1
Required Level: 168
Required Skill: Reflect Evil (1)
Permanently increases all Abnormal Status Resistance to all statuses rate by 10%.

Reflect Evil – Immunity Enhance 2 Reflect Evil – Immunity Enhance 2 / Ward Evil – Immunity Enhance 2
Required Level: 189
Required Skill: Reflect Evil (1)
Permanently increases Elemental Resistance

Shield Chasing – Reinforce Shield Chasing – Reinforce / Nether Shield – Reinforce
Required Level: 155
Permanently increases Shield Chasing’s ATT by 20%.

Shield Chasing – Extra Target Shield Chasing – Extra Target / Nether Shield – Spread
Required Level: 177
Permanently increases number of monsters hit by Shield Chasing by 2.

Shield Chasing – Add Range Shield Chasing – Add Range / Nether Shield – Range
Required Level: 195
Permanently increases Range of Shield Chasing by 50.

Forbidden Contract Forbidden Contract
Required Level: 150
Through the Forbidden Contract, Max HP greatly increases for a certain duration. This also prevents HP from being consumed by skills. Consumes 5000 HP, increasing Max HP by 30% for 30 seconds. Disables HP consumption of skills. Cooldown Time: 90 seconds

Thousand Swords Thousand Swords
Required Level: 170
Fill the screen with darkness, and then strike down enemies in a blue flash of light. Consumes 5000 HP and attacks a maximum of 14 enemies 8 times, inflicting 500% damage. Cooldown Time: 8 seconds

Will of Liberty Will of Liberty / For Liberty
Required Level: 200
Draw power and inspiration from the resistance’s dream of a free and liberated Maple World. Consumes 100 HP, increasing 10% damage for 60 seconds. Increases Maximum Damage by 5000000. Cooldown Time: 120 seconds. This skill is only effective on Resistance members in your Party.

Demon Avenger Hyper Skill Build Guide (MSEA):
1. Exceed – Reinforce (MAX)
2. Exceed – Reduce Overload (MAX)
3. Exceed – Bonus Chance (MAX)
4. Reflect Evil – Immunity Enhance 1 (MAX)
5. Reflect Evil – Immunity Enhance 2 (MAX)
6. Forbidden Contract (MAX)
7. Thousand Swords (MAX)
8. Will of Liberty (MAX)
9. Hyper Health (MAX)
10. Hyper Speed (MAX)
11. Hyper Jump (MAX)
12. Hyper Weapon Defense (MAX)
13. Hyper Magic Defense (MAX)
14. Hyper Critical Rate (MAX)

Demon Avenger Hyper Skill Build Guide (GMS):
1. Exceed – Reinforce (MAX)
2. Exceed – Reduce Overload (MAX)
3. Exceed – Opportunity (MAX)
4. Ward Evil – Immunity Enhance 1 (MAX)
5. Ward Evil – Immunity Enhance 2 (MAX)
6. Forbidden Contract (MAX)
7. Thousand Swords (MAX)
8. Will of Liberty (MAX)
9. Hyper Health (MAX)
10. Hyper Speed (MAX)
11. Hyper Strength (MAX)
12. Hyper Weapon Defense (MAX)
13. Hyper Magic Defense (MAX)
14. Hyper Critical Rate (MAX)

Demon Avenger Mastery Books

Demon Avenger Mastery Books (MSEA):
1. Advanced Desperado Mastery: 20, 30
2. Armor Break: 20, 30
3. Bloody Imprison: 20
4. Enhanced Exceed: 20
5. Exceed – Execution: 20, 30
6. Shield Chasing: 20, 30
7. Overwhelming Power: 20, 30
8. Maple Warrior: 20, 30

Demon Avenger Mastery Books (GMS):
1. Advanced Desperado Mastery: 20, 30
2. Nether Slice: 20, 30
3. Blood Prison: 20
4. Infernal Exceed: 20
5. Exceed – Execution: 20, 30
6. Nether Shield: 20, 30
7. Overwhelming Power: 20, 30
8. Maple Warrior: 20, 30

MapleStory Demon Avenger Damage Formula

Demon Avenger uses HP as its primary stat and Strength as its secondary stat. No other stats affect its damage. Auto-assign AP (Ability Points) will put all your points into HP. You gain 30 HP per AP. Your damage will be affected by your max HP and remaining HP. It will be at its lowest at 70% HP, and highest at 100% HP. Demon Avenger’s Mastery is 20% like all other melee classes.

The damage formula used when HP is below 100% but above 70%. If your current HP is lower than 70%, whatever HP you have at 70% is used instead.

The damage formula is approximately:
[MaxHP / 9 + STR] * 1.3 * WA / 100

This has been tested to be accurate to within 0.1% at reasonably high levels.
[CurrentHP / 9 + STR] * 1.3 * WA / 100

MapleStory Demon Avenger Exceed System

The Exceed System consists of the following skills:
1. Exceed Skills
2. Exceed Overload
3. Release Overload

Demon Avenger Exceed System Notes:

  1. Whenever you use an Exceed Skill, you will gain a buff for that skill, increasing its stage. When you stop attacking, this buff lasts about 10 seconds before disappearing. As long as you keep attacking, this buff will continue to refresh.
  2. Using an Exceed Skill five times will increase its stage to its max of 5. The skill will have a purple effect now, and increased effectiveness of some sort. Using a different Exceed Skill will reset the buff for the current Exceed Skill. As a result, you can only spam one type of Exceed Skill at a time.
  3. Each time you use an Exceed Skill, your Exceed Overload debuff will increase by one stack up to a max of 20. The higher your Exceed Overload debuff, the less HP you will recover from Life Absorb.
  4. When you have 20 Overload, you can use Release Overload. This will reset your Exceed Overload debuff, but will also remove any Exceed Skill stage you have.
  5. Having Release Overload active is important as it increases your Max HP and thus your damage. It also recovers your HP to full at max level.

MapleStory Old to New Official Skill Names

Demon Avenger 1st Job Skills
Exceed: Double Cross –> Exceed: Double Slash
Release Overload –> (SAME)
Absorb Life –> (SAME)
Demonic Sharpness –> (SAME)

Demon Avenger 2nd Job Skills
Exceed: Demon Strike –> (SAME)
Bat Swarm –> (SAME)
Demon Booster –> (SAME)
Abyssal Rage –> Official Rage
Solid Will –> Solid Wall
Desperado Mastery –> (SAME)
Inner Strength –> (SAME)

Demon Avenger 3rd Job Skills
Exceed: Moonlight Slash / (SAME)
Inhale Vitality –> (SAME)
Shield Charge –> (SAME)
Refract Evil –> Reflect Evil
Diabolic Recovery –> (SAME)
Ease Exceed Pain –> Ides Exceed Pain
Advanced Absorb Life –> (SAME)

Demon Avenger 4th Job Skills
Exceed: Execution –> (SAME)
Shield Chasing –> (SAME)
Armor Break –> (SAME)
Bloody Imprison –> (SAME)
Overwhelming Power –> (SAME)
Defense Expertise –> (SAME)
Advanced Desperado Mastery –> (SAME)
Enhanced Exceed –> (SAME)
Maple Warrior –> (SAME)

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262 thoughts on “MapleStory Demon Avenger Skill Build Guide

  1. Ayumilove Post author

    [GNS v.154 Updates]
    1. Bat Swarm’s attack delay is now set to 330ms.
    2. Overwhelming Power skill description has been updated. (ATT -> Damage)

  2. Ayumilove Post author

    [GMS v.150 Updates]
    1. Maple Warrior now increases MaxHP by 15% at max level.
    2. Nether Shield has passive effect that increases Lunar Splash Damage by 30% at max level.
    3. Advanced Desperado Mastery Weapon Attack has been increased from 30 to 50 at max level.

  3. Gundemoium

    I personaly kept the shield charge at lvl 10 to max exceed pain for 9% more damage on my exceed skills. Since the shield charge isnt there for doing damage I dont miss the 50%

  4. redhotpower

    in the 3rd job why not max shield charge instead since i assume Exceed – Execution will replace Exceed: Lunar Slash

  5. asda

    i dunno ive got my homepage changed permanently to something else after visiting this site

  6. Zero

    Hello, Ayumilove. First, I would like to say thank you so much for your MapleStory character guides. You’re the first resource I go to, when I want to make a character. I do have one question, however.

    I play GMS, and have a Demon Avenger, however, I’m curious. Which of the two Demon classes is better? I know that the Demon Avenger only requires HP to be strong, so it has a lot of survivability and strength, at later levels, but would the Demon Slayer be stronger than the Demon Avenger? I have a level 30 Avenger at the moment, and I can’t help but feel weaker than I was when I had my Demon Slayer. Is this a normal thing to feel, since I’m still in the early levels, or is the Demon Avenger really not as strong as the Demon Slayer?

  7. Ayumilove Post author

    @asda: The popups are advertisements helps pay for the website hosting and domain fees. If the first pop up appears, just ignore it. Closing it will trigger it to open another popup tab. If it exists, it just changes the current popup ad with another type of ad. There are no spyware in it as from what I have tested previously and today. What anti-virus and firewall are you using?

  8. asda

    whys there so many popups and spywares from this website, whatsup with that man site owner ayumibs

  9. OnyxMemory

    Hey Ayumi,

    After the recent patch making MW give % max hp passively, should it be maxed after enhanced exceed?

  10. Ayumilove Post author

    @Michelle: There are no skill books in MapleStory RED patch. All of those 4th job skills will be unlocked. Just that you will need to buy Mastery books (7million, 10million) from an NPC in Leafre to ugprade your level skill cap from 10 to 20, and 20 to 30 for 4th job skills.

  11. Jax

    So because they use hp do you need hp% equips to boost damage and if you max out their hp does % hp equips still boost the damage even at max hp

  12. Ayumilove Post author

    Updated Demon Avenger Skills to GMS v.149 patch. (Buffed: Exceed: Execution)

  13. Ayumilove Post author

    @Red: Thanks for the notice. I’ll perform the necessary corrections :)

  14. Marcus

    Hi ayumi, I have a lv76 demon avenger and I can’t find any desperado swords for this level range please help me, where can I buy them from?

  15. AshidaSate

    @Justice go to henesys or leafre, go to the potion shop, buy a mastery book to increase skill’s max level.

  16. Justice

    Hmm…. Ayumi!Help! For my 4th job i can only max my skills up to level 10! idk wat i did wrong help me please! like execute is supposed to go until 30 but it shows master level 10. I have this exact same problem on my xenon. my da is lvl 101 while my xenon is 117

  17. AshidaSate

    @Ayumi, It says that Demon Avengers’ primary stat’s HP, do they add all their AP into HP? A lot of their weapons seem to require STR to equip. Can they wear equips that increase STR instead of HP? Does STR increase their HP? and which would be better for them: equips that adds a lot of HP or equips that adds a lot of weapon attack?

  18. DAvenger

    Hi ayumilove , I would like to ask about a question…
    When I’m level 80-100, which spot to I nid to go to, to level up faster ??

  19. Ayumilove Post author

    @MrPozo: Have you played Demon Slayer before? Demon Avenger is similar to Demon Slayer where it has a Beginner Skill called Dark Winds which allows you to perform super athletic feats such as double jump (leap towards the highest platform above you) or glide in air (much faster than walking). Once you master these, its easy to navigate around the map, especially while training. For 4th Job Skill, you will be mainly spamming Exceed Execution to kill enemies and bosses. You can apply Armor Break to reduce enemy defense first (especially bosses or monsters that is able to withstand 5 or more hits). Summon Shield Chasing to deal additional damage while you slash your enemies.

  20. MrPozo

    Ayumi, What skills will I mostly use at job 4? I know exceed ofc but ill i use some less than others? Also movement is an issue for me. I like DA but didn’t kno it was not mobile

  21. SeriouslySam

    hi ayumi! i want to ask a question about d.a 2nd job skill. Can i go for demon strike max skill points instead of bat swarm? because i less use bat swarm due to my training style

  22. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi 1st Timer, I do not have an answer for this since I play the character for fun sake instead of damage hahaha. But as all job, they can grow strong with link skills + equipped set items with potential and scrolls.

  23. Ello

    @Ayumi, doesnt DA has a 1st job skills that adds 20 jump? then hyper jump is useless, i would ratehr go hyper str since it has a part in dmg

  24. Ello

    @erwin Check out number nine…..
    8. Will of Liberty (MAX)
    9. Hyper Health (MAX)
    10. Hyper Speed (MAX)
    11. Hyper Jump (MAX)
    12. Hyper Weapon Defense (MAX)
    13. Hyper Magic Defense (MAX)
    14. Hyper Critical Rate (MAX)

  25. Evrwin

    Um Ayumilove, i’m sorry.. but i’m not really referring to the Hyper MP.. True it’s not stated. But to explain my question further i’ll borrow some of your text.

    10. Hyper Speed (MAX)
    11. Hyper Jump (MAX)
    12. Hyper Weapon Defense (MAX)
    13. Hyper Magic Defense (MAX)
    14. Hyper Critical Rate (MAX)

    This is by Hyper Passive [If i\'m not wrong].

    Among all of these, where does [Hyper Health] go? I’m surprised that DA, whose build is mainly by current hp = dmg, shouldn’t there be a need for more hp?

    DA’s base speed is already good enough, with the fact that it can glide, replaces the effect for flash jump and/or teleport. Somehow i think, you should try adding Hyper Health, maybe that might make your guide more impressive? :D

  26. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi soh, both are worth leveling for their link skills. Or grab Kanna to act as a mule to generate more mobs :)

  27. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi SevenUp, when I played my DA when it first launched, I got most of my DA weapon through even until Level 70 or so. From there, you basically train on monsters which 1 of them will eventually drop a high level DA weapon. For me, I got a Level 80/90 DA weapon just from Romeo and Juliet Party Quest monsters. Then the rest is purchased from Free Market since I was in a hurry to level up instead of crafting/hunting.

  28. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Erwin, in the Demon Avenger Hyper Skill Build Guide, there is Hyper Health (also known as the Hyper Max HP). If you are rerferring to the MP version, Demon Avenger has no need for it since he uses a health-based system similarly to Angelic Buster. Therefore, Hyper Mana (or Hyper Magic Points) is not required.

  29. Evrwin

    Hai Ayumilove, i’ve asked a question, and just by chance, i know you’re busy, but i believe this is one interesting questions..

    See for yourself: DA’s Hyper Passive Point Allocation [There\'s stats added for def + crit rate]
    That’s alright, but I want to ask, where’s hyper max hp? Shouldn’t it be there as well?

  30. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi alsesreplay, you can only wear female armor and armor of level equivalent to your character and lower.

  31. alsesreplay

    im using demon avenger and what kind of armor does DA wears?
    theres some of the warrior armor i cant wear
    im using female type btw

  32. Evrwin

    Uh Ayumilove, may i wonder why.. Da’s selected hyper SP allocation doesn’t include Hyper Health? All i see is speed,jump,def, crit rate. 0.0

  33. SoR0XaS

    @Leiral, DA has a beginner skill that ignores STR requirement on equipments. Just Auto assign to HP.

  34. Leiral

    Hi,normally when we ranked up ,we have ability points.Should we uses it for auto assign or up strength ? Because mostly of DA wep is required strength and when auto assign,it will increase your hp only.Please help me!!

  35. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Hong, for me I just hunt them from monsters. I couldn’t remember which monster dropped but 1 of them is the Romeo and Juliet Party Quest.

  36. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi HeroezMastazz, potless as in seldomly use potion. In my experience during my Demon Avenger training, I have not frequent the potion shop to restock health potion but to sell junks to NPC (low level equip). This same applies to my Mercedes training too since it has a special skill that replenishes your HP and MP by % (like an auto-mini-elixir potion). But you will do need to consume potion during boss battle because those dish tons of damage on your character in a short period of time.

  37. HeroezMastazz

    Since Demon Avenger uses HP, and from each attack or from a certain buff, it heals over the HP, and it only uses HP for skills. Does it mean that Demon Avenger is considered as, “potless”?

  38. Ayumilove Post author

    Thanks Tuna for the info :D But isn’t it kinda rare to get that skill? What potential level to get it? Is it on Epic?

  39. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Raizel,how do you get Advanced Blessing on Demon Avenger? Is it a skill from equipment similar to Decent Hyperbody?

  40. Raizel

    Only 4 basic buffs for hp o.o

    Diabolic Recovery
    Decent Hyperbody
    Advanced Blessing
    Release Overload

    These 4 buffs are enough to make a 95k DA go to around 160k…

  41. Ayumilove Post author

    Thanks Raizel for your feedback regarding the max health. What buff did you apply to your Demon Avenger to gain so much health?

  42. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Dem0nAvenge, I have not experienced that yet. Any DA could share their experiences in MaxHP exceeding 99,999?

  43. Vengeance

    Hey Ayumi
    Where can I get desperados I am lvl 101 and I am still using the lvl 70 weapon :/ I know I can buy them from Free market but where can I earn one, monsters who drop them, quests that gives them

    thank you :D

  44. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Hellsong, it really depends. Let’s say Exceed Execution costs a bomb to purchase in Free Market, then grab that instead of Advanced Desperado Mastery and Overwhelming Power. However, you max those 2 skills first before any other skill. Reason being, these skills are the ones that boost all attacking skill including 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Job Primary Attacking Skill. Perhaps you can ask for his explanation on why to get Exceed Execution :)

  45. Hellsong

    Hey Ayumi, my friend suggested that it would be better to get the Exceed: Execution skill mastery book at level 70 than either Advanced Desperado Mastery or Overwhelming Power. I’m wondering what effect it would have on your damage since you’ve mentioned that ADM provides stable but lessened damage while OP has unstable but potentially higher damage. Does it fall into either one of these categories?

  46. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi DoctorLum, reach Level 70 to be able to provide Level 1 Link Skill to another character. Reach Level 120 to gain Level 2 Link Skill. Reach Level 210 to gain Level 3 Link Skill. It’s all about leveling up your Demon Avenger. Same applies to other jobs that has the ability to pass their link skill to another character.

  47. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi DemonIsMine, is that your real damage inflicted on enemies per hit? If that is, its quite normal. As long you can 1 hit KO monsters at your level is nice :)

  48. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi EastDark, if your damage is really low, try upgrading your weapon. Also, you can also increase by using Potential Equips that increases MaxHP (not STR). Don’t forget about link skills and deck of cards. Plus, it would be best to equip a set of equipment that provide bonus character stats. That’s all for my advice :) Demon Avenger damage is kinda low compared to Xenon since they do not have much weapon attack buff/passive.

  49. EastDark

    Ayumi please answer this is very important why my attack is 1000 at level 48!

    is this my problem ? please answer this is very important

  50. DoctorWho8

    You got something wrong in the Shield Charge.. The Rush damage isnt 205%, its 105% like the Final Damage… But thanks for the rest :)

  51. DemonIsMine

    yea ayumi… my da does around 17-18k dmg when im nw lvl 105… am i in deep trouble??? my dmg range is jst 5k-8k when my buffs are on… other class deal more dmg than me when then are lower lvl than me.. is this a prob?

  52. EastDark

    Hey Ayumi im level 48 and my attack is just 1000+ or 700+ !Is my character have problem or what?

  53. PugsPuppy

    Hi ! In Maplestory, the Demon Avenger just got Unleashed (FINALLY!) and I’m level 44, but I don’t think i’m really strong. Can you give me advice to make my character more stronger and powerful ?

  54. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi (GMS)Gamer, it wouldn’t make you that weak since both increases your damage for all skills. Just max Official Rage and then Desperado Mastery. Both skills will be max anyways :)

  55. (GMS)gamer

    Hi Ayumilove accidently raised desperado mastery before official rage will it make it make me weaker or something please write back A.S.A.P

  56. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Blazeman22, personally I would start with Advanced Desperado Mastery. Some would opt for Overwhelming Power because it deals extra damage compared to Adv. Desperado Mastery and it saves you the hassle to recast it every 60 second instead of 180 seconds.

  57. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Mapler, the damage formula for Demon Avenger is [CurrentHP / 9 + STR] * 1.3 * WA / 100. Therefore 9 MAX HP is equivalent to 1 STR. If you use 1 AP (Ability Point) into HP, it rewards you +40 Max HP. 40 divided by 9 gives you 4.4 times damage of a single STR (Strength) point.

  58. Mapler

    Ayumi, does str increases Attack for Demon Avenger? Also,does Weapon Attack increases DA attack, when i wear my Evolving Ring III (10 weapon att) it doesn’t increase too much Attack for my DA, but he is level 10 so i really don’t know.
    Please answer me, and sorry for asking so much question.

  59. Mapler

    Ayumi could you tell me why %MaxHP is better than %STR? Also, i wonder at level 70, which book should i choose for the 4th job?

  60. Sander

    I’ve been playin Demon Avenger on MapleStory EU and it’s not really a new class anymore,and as ayumi sayd HP% wil GREATLY increase your damage,without even funding your Demon Avenger your character will have over 100k HP at least did i get on MapleEU
    I can say only this ONLY HP% and ATT in ceneral are the real att range boosters,str% isn’t neccessary at all,it’s actuely pretty easy to control a DA,since you won’t even die when a boss uses Damage Reflect,i have killed Arkarium and Hilla and didn’t die once by them while they used Damage Reflect,it’s true gotta be careful with your HP,since as your HP decrease so will your damage,meaning you gotta keep the HP bar as high as possible,you got skills for it too in the exceed system,+DA only has mostly HP increasing/healing buffs,using the exceed skills you can HP by hitting mobs/bosses you can pretty much guess when a boss is Damage Reflecting,I am a HUGE admirer of the exceed system + HP using since it’s one of the riskiest and also the BEST characters MapleStory has seen,as side note when funding try to get the best att you can get + some HP% stuff like chaos horntail necklace,chaos zak helm and Red Rexton(idk how they were called) Earrings wich give already a HP% boost,as secondary pendant you should take fearless/loveless pendant ofc for the ATT mainly,when you can try to get your hands on a Lionheart Painful Destiny(LV.140 Empress waepon) and scroll it carefully so you won’t waste any slots,believe me your att range will increase tremondously,well this is just my way of paying DA F3

  61. Splakon

    Hey Ayumi, For second job, is the +30% STR true? Or is that a typo and its ment to say +30 STR?

  62. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Mapler, %MaxHP is better for Demon Avenger even though he is a warrior.

  63. Mapler

    Ayumi, which book should i choose upon lv 70? As i see in the guide the Defense Expertise skill and Overwhelming Power increases attack, but i can not tell which one is better. Also, is %MaxHP equips better than %STR or reverse? Thanks for for answering :)

  64. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Crasherdrone, definitely HP regen familiar work best for Demon Avenger especially if the healing is done in % percentage instead of a fix value. There are few monsters that just perform that purpose which are listed in MapleStory Familiar Guide at http://ayumilove.net/maplestory-monster-familiar-guide/

  65. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Raymond, I’m not sure how much health. I didn’t pay attention to how much HP my Demon Avenger has since its more than sufficient to tank in any boss attacks in 3-4 hits (usually eats up 25% of my HP).

  66. desconocido5000

    ok thanks aclaraste my doubts. just one more question from your point of view which is better? DS or DA? I’m very interested to do more damage

  67. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi desconocido5000, your attack is reduced significantly as your current HP approaches to 70%. 70% and below means your dealing approximately half of your true damage.

  68. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Yellow Banana, for me, I would maxed Advanced Desperado Mastery first. However, maxing the Overwhelming Power deals higher damage compared to Advanced Desperado Mastery, however, the damage would not be stable (the gap between min and max damage is a little wide). Mastery skill helps minimize this gap so you can deal constant damage.

  69. yellow banana

    Hi Ayumi, overwhelming power and advanced desperado mastery which 1 should max 1st?

  70. Demon259

    Hey ayumi, I’m a maplesea player, can you give me some places to train when I reach level 90, cuz I’m bored on doing pq.

  71. bob

    Hey Ayumilove, your guides are awesome and I love them, but there is a typo on demon avenger. You put Despeardo instead of Desperado

  72. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Duane, get a Cleric to Bless you. It really helps me to hit enemies above my level with the accuracy boost from Bless.

  73. Ayumilove Post author

    Thanks iFateTwister, I have corrected Exceed: Execution specification to 600% damage at level 30 with 30% armour ignore.

  74. Dylan

    When will DA come out? Will he be released on June 19th with the unleashed update? If not when will he?

  75. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Duane David, have a cleric giving his/her blessing to you. It’s a joy to have a cleric in party quests which buffs your accuracy stats by few hundred, allowing you for a perfect 100% success hit. I was able to train much more effectively and efficiently with 1 cleric in my party. Before that, most of my damage isn’t bypassing the enemy avoid/evade.

  76. Duane David Immanuel Chung

    Thanks :D But I do have one more question :D
    What do you suggest I should do if I keep missing? Nowadays my Demon Avenger keeps missing, bringing down my damage output T.T

  77. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Duane David, I haven been to Zakum Raid with my Demon Avenger yet. But from the youtube videos displaying Demon Avenger soloing Zakum, his/her HP does not instantly fall to 1 but -40% HP instead. Probably due to the massive amount of HP that Demon Avenger has. Check this video out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yELMYHKXS7s

  78. Duane David Immanuel Chung

    Hello :D
    Sorry if this sounds WAAAAAY late because I only started Maplestory just yesterday :p
    Firstly, this is a very nice guide ;D Thank you for sharing your knowledge with the world!

    So hence, my question is:
    You know when bosses have this skill that reduces your HP and MP to 1, does this have, by any means, the same effect on Demon Avenger?

    Sorry if you have already said it somewhere, I can’t find it XD
    Thank you so much for helping!

  79. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Nick, when you create a Demon Avenger, you will still need to go through Demon Slayer storyline until you reach to the Resistance HQ (Headquarter). Upon waking up from your unconsciousness/slumber, you will be given an option to choose either a Demon Avenger (white hair) or Demon Slayer (red-hair). If you choose White Hair, you current red-hair will turn into white. The link skill depends on what sub-job you have taken (DA/DS). If you selected Demon Avenger, you link skill is Wild Rage. You can’t have both Link Skill from DS and DA. Your min-max damage will be approximately be halved once your current HP % is 70% or below.

  80. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Bennett, you can get from Gachapon or FreeMarket. However, it is i-gachapon (not regular gachapon). Season 2 i-Gacha comprises of high level weapon and miracle scroll for both Demon Avenger and Angelic Buster. i-Gacha will only be around from the 29th May to the 5th June 2013,0900hrs(GMT+8).

  81. Nick

    Hi Ayumi! Your guide helped alot. Can’t wait until DA comes out in gms and i started to get ready for it!
    But 1 question. Since DA and DS will be in a group called demon(i think)
    and you get to chosse if your a da or ds when your lvl 10 at job adv. 1
    but before that, what look would you have? And also which link skill would you have?

    Also, about howmuch damage would you have at level 100 with 30% hp?
    thankyou ~

  82. Jonathan

    May I know where to hunt for Exceed: Execution 20 , Overwhelming Power 20 skillbooks ?

  83. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi dadada, both jobs uses different formula, therefore you can’t compare 15% hp = 15% str.

  84. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi dadada, try to get +hp%. I’m not sure whether stat% also increases your MaxHP%. You could experiment with it and post your experiment results here :)

  85. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi dadada, Demon Avenger primary stat is HP and not STR. Therefore, distribute all AP (Ability Points) into HP stat.

  86. dadada

    1 mourrr question…

    Does the dmg formula work the same for Demon Avenger? Like would +15% hp equip for Demon Avenger be the equivalent of +15% str on a Dark Knight?

  87. dadada

    And 1 more question.

    How does Demon Slayer character creation appearance work? Do we first use the Demon Slayer looks, and then when we advance in class, our hair turns white? Do Demon Avenger have unique faces? The video you posted seems like the female have a unique face.

  88. dadada

    NVM my previous Question. For demon avenger, they should buy gears that say +hp% instead of stat%?

  89. dadada

    Can you explain why you invest all points into HP instead of str? Is HP their primary stat?

  90. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Lion, purchase from Free Market with meso OR get Mystery Mastery Books and hope you can get Demon Avenger Mastery Books.

  91. kyleangel

    Hi does anyone knows where we can hunt for king pepe dim memory? Seems like king pepe pq doesn’t drop it. Thanks

  92. DeSnowy

    @alwin demon avenger has a beginner job skill that allows it to ignore the stat requirements for equipments.

  93. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi alwin, you do not need to worry whether Demon Avenger has sufficient STR (Strength) attribute since it has a unique beginner skill called Blood Contract that allows them to ignore warrior equipment stat requirement. Watch the video I made on Demon Avenger to see it for yourself :)

  94. alwin

    Hi ayumi , I am a new player , as if I add all my ap to hp , thats mean I cannot any other equipments ?example : lvl 30 desperado need 100 str , it means I couldnt equip it

  95. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Jonathan, I got mine from Neo Huroid. They are located in Stage 4 of Romeo and Juliet Party Quest (RnJ PQ). Most of us camp there to earn experience but unexpectedly I get a Desperado. I receive tons of equipment there too but mostly for other classes which I npced after each PQ.

  96. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Lighted, when Demon Avenger first arrive to MapleStory, GM NPC will give a free Mastery Book at Level 70. From there you can choose either Overwhelming Power, Advanced Desperado Mastery, Exceed Execution. It would be great to choose Overwhelming Power for this matter to avoid recasting every 75 seconds at max Level 10. You could also obtain Demon Avenger Mastery Books from Mystery Books or purchase from Free Market. If the Mystery Book gives you a book that is not suited for your class, sell it off for meso to fund your Mastery Books.

  97. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Jonathan, you can get it from monster drop. I obtained my Dragonic Primm Vagabond from RnJ PQ (Romeo and Juliet Party Quest), the place where you camp to earn EXP (Experience Points). I got mine after approximately 10+ rounds of camping there.

  98. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Eliza, all AP (Ability Points) should be distributed into HP (Health Points aka Hit Points) for Demon Avenger. You could also use Auto AP Distribution instead to quickly dump all 5 AP points into HP upon leveling up!

  99. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Ariealle, sorry for the late reply, I have someone helped me with the video recording, and the Demon Avenger skill preview is up for watching :)

  100. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Mikiying, all AP (Ability Points) are distributed into HP (Health Points aka Hit Points). Do not add any into STR (Strength). I have created a dummy Demon Avenger to test this by adding all AP into STR and sad to say, the damage increase is 3-4 times lesser than what an ordinary warrior should gain. In short, not really worth it but grab the high health points instead which makes you really invulnerable especially in Liberation of Aswan battles where towers takes 2-3 hits to kill you whereas ordinary warrior will be dead in 1 hit. Same applies to any boss raids with powerful magical attacks.

  101. Mikiying

    Hi, Ayumi. I need your advice regarding about DA’s stat.. so each level up, which one i need to up? 1 str and the rest goes HP?

  102. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Yuuki, Desperado is a one-handed weapon since it can be used with a shield called Force Shield. However, Desperado can’t use one-handed sword scrolls since its not a sword but a new type of weapon similarly to Mercedes’s Dual Bowgun or Angelic Burster’s Soul Shooter.

  103. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Muhammad Zulhusni, I have corrected Moonlight Slash skill description. It hits 3 times instead of 2.

  104. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi dualbladerorDA, I find that Dual Blade offers more moveability compared to Demon Avenger and Kaiser. However, Kaiser overpowers both with sheer raw damage hands down.

  105. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Kim, I have fixed Shield Chasing Skill Description. Max Level is 30 instead of 20. Thanks for the notice!

  106. dualbladeorDA

    Hi, would dual blade still be a good character as compared to DA and the upcoming kkaiser in terms of DMG?

  107. Kim

    sorry but just asking, shield chasing has level 30, how come its not reflected in the 4th job skill?

  108. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi CallMePika, whats your Demon Avenger level right now? I’m currently looking for 4th Job Demon Avenger to help me with demonstrating some of the 4th job skills for my new video preview here. If anyone has one already, please comment here. :)

  109. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Ivan Lua, I still prefer Kaiser though, its much stronger than Demon Slayer and Demon Avenger. Great character as a main. Take this opportunity to level up as high as possible before it gets nerfed :D

  110. Ivan Lua

    Hi, will demon avenger be nerfed soon? And is it good for a main after being nerfed?

  111. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi MixiAvenger, regarding the 124 SP (Skill Points) I assume you are referring to 3rd Job (Level 60 to 100 = 40 levels x 3 SP = 120 SP). The only skill which is less 1 SP is Shield Charging. Hope I have answered your first question. For the second question, you can grab either the Advanced Desperado Mastery or Exceed Execution. If you plan to level the skill quickly, you can get the Execution first as shown in the guide above. Take note that if you find that Advanced Desperado Mastery is much more expensive than the other books, you could get that and later purchase the other Mastery Books from FreeMarket.

  112. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Its Me, we could only use Desperado as a weapon for Demon Avenger. Stat requirement does not matter except for level requirement :) Oh yeah, no need to worry since this update has already remove the fame requirements.

  113. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Justin, current HP does affect the range. The lower your current HP, the lower your max damage will be reduced. Once it reaches 70% or below your max HP, you hit the lowest damage as a Demon Avenger.

  114. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi CallMePika, I found out the voice its a little damp too. Probably they have reduces the audio quality to 48kbps for voice / phone recording instead of crisp quality of 128 kbps.

  115. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Its Me, its not really messed up but yeah, it does not really matter with the Demon Strike nor Bat Swarm. Currently I have maxed Demon Strike, but you can have the option to max Bat Swarm instead of Demon Strike since it can be utilized during 3rd and 4th Job whereas your primary attacking skill will keep changing though. So I would like to gives a heads up to those new Demon Avengers about this first :)

  116. ShYGuY154

    @MixiAvenger, I would usually recommend to go for these two, if you can get them.
    Defense Expertise- Increases your damage passively, and ignores enemies’ defenses, which basically increases your damage even more! Helpful against bosses as well.
    Advanced Desperado Mastery- Stablizes your damage even more (your hits become even more consistant instead of unstable and sudden bursts/drops of damage) and gives a slight boost in your attacks.

  117. CallMePika

    Erm, why are the voices for both Demon Slayer/Avenger sounds blurry in MapleSEA? KMS videos all showed them with clear voices though..

  118. MixiAvenger

    Hi, I am from Msea~
    Demon Avenger has been released and i have 2 questions if you would answer thank you very much
    1) There are 124 skill points and the total skill points required to max all is 125, which is skill should i put with 1 point less?
    2) 4th job is right around the corner, which Mastery book should i have first? Event allows you to choose one 4th job skill book when you reach level 70 so idk which.
    I await your reply, thnx :3

  119. ShYGuY154

    I haven’t made a Demon Avenger, but I;m just guessing that the damage range shown in the stat screen is increased more with STR put in, but the damage overall is increased much more when putting MaxHP in, despite the actual damage range showing less of a dramatic change. My guess :P
    Btw, @It’s Me, it’s known in the skill build

    Blood Contract
    Aggressively empowers the body through a blood contract. The contract has the effect of ignoring warrior armor, and the stats requirement of Demon Avenger equipment is ignored, allowing the equipment to be worn.

    “… AND THE STATS REQUIREMENT OF DEMON AVENGER EQUIPMENT IS IGNORED…”
    Meaning the amount of STR written on, let’s say, a level 150 weapon will be ignored, as long as your level is 150 (ignoring stat requirement doesn’t mean ignoring level requirement)

  120. Its Me

    Hey guys, about the weapon, we can use weapon that requires str even though u doesnt have the amount of str needed for that. :)

  121. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Justin, I have created a dummy Demon Avenger and tested out by channeling all AP into STR but the damage increases is too little. Every 5 AP into STR only gives less than 5 max damage range. Might as well dump all into MaxHP as that increases a lot more.

  122. Its Me

    @Justin, I doesnt have the str ._. how do i even equip them lolx so shud i add some str?

  123. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Justin, I have tested it out on my Demon Avenger. It seems that adding STR does indeed increase the damage instead of adding MaxHP. Having more MaxHP does not increase the damage.

  124. Its Me

    Hey ayumilove, shud i add hp and str? or hp only? cause those weapon that demon avenger use need some str on need, so what do i do?

  125. Justin

    Hey ayumi, is it true that adding str will increase the damage of DA? Or is adding up better? Cause when I click auto, my range doesn’t seem to increase.

  126. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Its Me, you can try out Demon Avenger first, then later create a Demon Slayer to experience both. Basically they 90% the same but Demon Avenger is less constraining (more flexible) since you can keep spamming your special attack until your HP is low whereas Demon Slayer, you need to constantly kill enemies to charge up your Fury to perform your special attack. If there are no enemies (when people kill steal your target) you will be dealing regular attack damage, lesser damage but stable.

  127. Its Me

    I currently have a DA which is very low lvl. I doesnt own a DS too. I just wanna know what is more worth to play it and more funner:) I feel ds is quite catchy but everyone seems to said that DA have so much damage then DS have, and now maple is full of demons lols. Majority is DA. So what shud i choose? :) thx for replying.

  128. Ayumilove Post author

    Thanks ericluo95 for MapleSEA new job release dates. Demon Avenger is a little special in its own ways as it uses a new system called Exceed. Do try out Demon Slayer and let me know which you prefer (DA-Demon Avenger or DS – Demon Slayer) :D

  129. Ayumilove Post author

    Demon Avenger (DA) feels much better than Demon Slayer (DS) since you do not need to use any potions (HP nor MP) If you are currently playing or own a Demon Avenger like me, you wouldn’t think about potions expenses as its all covered by the active and passive health recovery skills.

  130. Its Me

    Yep Its Me again :) which one feels better, DS or DA? thx for replying :) happy mapling~

  131. ericluo95

    Hi Ayumi, MapleSEA is already to patch Demon Avenger about 2 days ago, release date 29 May on Angelic Buster, 12 June on Kaiser, 3 July on Xenon. Coming a next 2 month for a new 4 classes. I think I like this new classes, but I never seen before Demon Avenger skill like that. Thanks.

  132. Shadowolfcub

    strange thought I had… the demon slayer and demon avenger have similar backgrounds. could that mean they’re kin to each other, as far as the story goes, like they’re brothers or something?

  133. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Ah Jin, for me, I just select the job which is much more fun and easy to play with. High damage and easy to move around. My preferences would be maneuverability over damage.

  134. Ah Jin

    But his damage depends on hp~It’s att get lower and lower~But Aran after combos,it gets higher and higher att~But Look like Aran have lower mobility and att speed~Now I am standing between both jobs~What should I do?=…=

  135. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Espada, you can use the Auto-AP Distribution button to allocate 5 AP into MaxHP (1 AP = 30 HP) for you. MapleStory has become a lot simpler compared to before Tempest Update.

  136. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Ah Jin, you could create a Demon Avenger now as MapleSEA has already release yesterday on May 15 2013. From there, you can judge how strong is Demon Avenger from Aran just by playing the first 2 job advancements.

  137. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Leozium, Demon Avenger has a skill that ignores STR requirement on equips. However, the level requirement of the equip still applies on Demon Avenger. Otherwise, this class can already equip high-level godly weapon and armor at low level.

  138. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Ah Jin, my Demon Slayer damage is higher than my current Aran when compared at the same level with the same equips. And Demon Avenger is slightly stronger than Demon Slayer since they have Exceed ability and more on Offensive abilities.

  139. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi x31Degree, Demon Avenger is a nice class since it focuses purely on HP similarly to Angelic Buster only having HP instead of MP. Keeps things really simple. Also Demon Avenger saves tons of expenses on potions since HP potions are 50% cheaper than MP Potions. Demon’s Avenger damage formula uses STR (Strength) stats, so you could say that it is somewhat helpful. But it would be better to grab hold on HP% equipment since that would boost Demon Avenger’s damage by a huge amount. Demon Avenger deals the lowest damage when hp is 70% and below whereas 100% HP will deal full damage! So that is a bit complicated. Just keep your HP high to deal constant high damage. I’m uncertain whether MapleStory have remove the HP cap (30,000 Max HP). Let me know if they have changed it.

  140. ShYGuY154

    %str won’t give it as strong of a boost (if any) to a DA when compared to %hp. I’m assuming that because it’s a warrior, it has to gain some sort of attack boost from strength. I’m basing this off the idea of having a primary and secondary stat, whereas the strength is the secondary stat.

  141. x31Degree

    Is demon avenger is nice class? since demon avenger’s primary stat is HP, so str% is useless for DA?

  142. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Berserke, Demon Avenger primary stat is HP (Hit Points aka Health Points). When you click on the Auto-Assign-AP Button, all AP (Ability Points) will be channeled into HP. Each 1 AP provides 30 HP. Demon Avenger only uses Warrior equip. The special thing about Demon Avenger is they ignore stat requirement (STR/DEX/INT/LUK) on Warrior equips, but the level requirement still applies. Therefore, if Demon Avenger has less STR than the equip required but his level is equal or higher than the equip, he can still wear it. Hope that clarifies your doubts on Demon Avenger stats :)

  143. Berserke

    So u r saying that da doesn’t us str at all but hp meaning it has no primary stat nor secondary but just hp?

  144. Ayumilove Post author

    Thanks aeria for the news on 5 new jobs in MapleSEA. Can’t wait to get on Xenon :)

  145. aeria

    in maplesea now we gotten all new 5 job between may-july
    and we getting demon avenger then angelic burster then kaiser&luminious and lastly xenon

  146. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi DemonKidzz, I guess Demon Avenger only pumps up his HP attribute since his damage increases when he has more Max HP. Kinda strange damage system but I think MapleStory Developers want to try out something new, similarly to how Dragon Knight loses more HP to deal double damage. (Berserk Skill)

  147. DemonKidzz

    Hi Ayumi,
    Does that mean that DA doesnt need to up his str and dex when lvls up?

  148. BookofBooks

    I work with a group of about 30 people. It’s a big job in a way because we try our best to make sure every single word is proper on English grammar and spelling. I cover skill translations

  149. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Random_guy, both skills are similar. Binding Darkness (Demon Slayer Skill) does DoT (Damage Over Time) whereas Bloody Imprison (Demon Avenger Skill) does not, based on the skill description.

  150. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi XxslayerxX, in KMS (Korea MapleStory), although Demon Avenger has been nerfed 3 times, it is just slightly stronger than Demon Slayer.

  151. aeria;

    in Maplesea,we now entering season 2 which is included tempest and unlimited patch and we getting demon avenger on 15/5/13

  152. Ayumilove Post author

    Thanks BookofBooks for the insider tips :) If its before end of summer, that would make it just fit within 8-9 months after KMS released their Demon Avenger. What does your job scope cover for translation? Do you work with a big group of translators (10-20 people) :D

  153. BookofBooks

    I’d just like to verify for you, Ayumilove. GMS gets everything that KMS gets, I have a job at Nexon, nothing major, I’m just a translator. Demon Avenger I can’t legally announce when they will get released. Fear not GMS maplers. Demon Avenger will be here before your summers end, I can say that :)

    ~Books~

  154. ShYGuY154

    Demon Avenger was released in KMS around December, and Xenon came a month later. I expect both to appear in mid-summer to early autumn, if we ever get them. :P

  155. Ayummylove.

    When is Demon Avenger coming to GMS? Summer? and when did thet release in KMS????

  156. ReleaseDate

    May you kindly tell me when Demon Avengers are thought to come out in GMS? Around summer-time? ; O

  157. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Charlie, I have not tried yet. Would you like to test it out and share with us here?

  158. Charlie

    Hey Ayumi! Thanks for all the great information! But I was wondering if Demon Avenger and Kanna Link Skills stack because they are both 5/10% damage at Link Levels 1 and 2, respectively. Thanks!

  159. Vince

    Hi Ayumi~ i would like to ask that the attack style of Demon Avenger is it similar to Demon Slayer or Aran which need to spam click attack key?

  160. Rob

    Will Demon Avengers be made avail in American MS?(GMS I believe its called). If so when is an approximate date?

  161. iSolsticee

    Demon Avenger Does more damage with more health points , STR and Attack doesn’t benefit them . Also it came out yesterday on KMS.

  162. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Deity, I think Xenon will be arriving around January 2013 in KMST, so still have 3 weeks to go. Btw, if you come across any clean Demon Avenger Videos, let me know so I could make a video compilation of it :)

  163. Deity

    Also, can you add a Xenon skill build guide? I haven’t seen anything that shows what Xenon’s skills are, and I’m REALLY wanting to know the skills. Please reply ASAP.

  164. Deity

    Ayumilove, when did this come out in KMS? I would really like to know since this looks really cool and I know that stuff in KMS takes 6 months to come out in GMS, so please get back to me ASAP on this. P.S. BEST MAPLESTORY INFORMATION WEBSITE EVER!!!!!!

  165. Pwickles

    Hi ayumilove, I would like to know, since this class is based off hp, what equips would we wear to increase damage? Equips with +hp? Or would str and atk add more to their range since it’s a warrior?

  166. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi, I will be making one soon once MapleStory Demon Avenger is saturated in Youtube. Currently, I’m looking for videos with female and male voice in it without the person’s added music. If you have seen videos with these, let me know :)