MapleStory Demon Slayer Skill Build Guide

MapleStory Resistance Demon Slayer Job SelectionDemon Slayer is part of MapleStory Resistance. They are warriors who wields one-handed blunt weapons or scepters as their primary weapon. Demon Slayer also equips a shield known as Force Shield which is unique to this job. It serves as a Fury reservoir that grows in capacity upon completing each job advancements. Demon Slayer consumes Fury instead of MP (Magic Points, Mana) to activate its skills and it’s replenished through eliminating enemies only. Consuming potions or elixirs has no effect on Fury. Demon Slayer primary stat is STR (strength).

Demon Slayer Overview

CLASS: Resistance
PRIMARY WEAPON: Scepter, 1H Mace, 1H Axe
LINK SKILL: Fury Unleashed – Damage to Bosses +10/15/20%
CHARACTER CARD: Abnormal Stat Resist +1/2/3/4%
JOB SKILLS: I: Demon SlayerII: Demon SlayerIII: Demon SlayerIV: Demon SlayerHyper SkillsV: Demon Slayer

Demon Slayer Changelog

GMS v.177 – Strange Secret Stories (2016-10-19)
GMS v.174 – Heroes of Maple: Reborn (2016-06-22)
GMS v.172 – Maple’s Eleven (2016-04-21)
GMS v.168 – Reboot (2015-12-02)
GMS v.160 – Black Heaven: First Chapter (2015-03-09)
GMS v.157 – Shinning Stars (2014-12-03)
GMS v.150 – Rising Heroes (2014-06-17)
GMS v.149 – Legacy of Nine (2014-05-12)
GMS v.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)

Demon Slayer Pros and Cons


  • Receives a level head start similarly to Mercedes (Level 10)
  • Uses Demon Fury instead of MP which automatically recharges per kill.
  • Has high HP and Defense, great for tanking and bossing.
  • Has multiple flashy skills to utilize so it does not bore you during training.
  • 100% stance. No monsters can bump/nudge you off platform or during attacks.
  • Has an aura skill that damages nearby monsters aka Power Guard. Passive level up FTW!
  • Great mobility (Flying Vertical Jump).


  • Unable to refill Demon Fury other than special skills and attacks.
  • Demon Fury capacity only increases with new Force Shields obtained in job advancement.
  • Unable to trade Scepters (primary weapon).
  • Demon Fury drains very quickly like leaking pipe when constantly spam Fury skills.

Demon Slayer Storyline

Demon Slayer was one of Black Mage’s loyal generals but was betrayed by his fellow generals and Black Mage. He fought against his former comrades and Black Mage himself but was defeated and sealed away. He awakens in present by breaking the seal which had weakened over a century. Demon Slayer find himself considerably weak due to Black Wings draining his power for their own benefits. He was then rescued by one of the Resistance members. The Resistance member briefed him about Black Wings organization and Black Mage who was still alive. Demon Slayer decides to join the Resistance in hopes to meet Black Mage to exact his revenge.

Demon Slayer Notes

  • The Demon Slayer is only occasionally available to create. When this is available, he will either be an option on the normal class selection menu, or there will be a special menu you can open from the character select screen.
  • Following the required part of her tutorial, the Demon Slayer is already level 10 with his first job advancement complete.
  • There will be a quest for each job advancement in the quest notifier (light bulb) on the left side of your game window when you reach a level when you can do a job advancement.
  • The Demon Slayer needs to have a one-handed blunt weapon or one-handed axe equipped in order to perform most of his skills.
  • The Demon Slayer has a unique shield called a Demon Aegis. It grows more powerful as he goes through job advancements, and it grants him more points of Dark Force.
  • Dark Force doesn’t function completely like MP. You must attack enemies using certain skills in order to drain energy from them to recover your DF.
  • The Demon Slayer uses a combo system that is a bit different from Aran’s. After learning Demon Lash, the key for your regular attack must be tapped multiple times in succession to perform the combos.
  • The moniker “Demon Slayer” comes from him being a slayer who is part demon.
  • Each Demon Slayer character has its own Cash Inventory, not shared with other characters.
  • Although we might refer to the Demon Slayer with masculine pronouns outside of the game, you will have the option to play as a female version of the Demon Slayer in the game.

MapleStory Demon Slayer Videos

Ayumilove MapleStory Demon Slayer 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th Job Skills + Hyper Skills (2016)

Demon Slayer Beginner Job

Demonic Blood Demonic Blood (Passive)
Demon Slayers are known for their strong willpower and overwhelming ambition.
Level 1: Willpower: Lv. 20, Ambition: 20, Knock-back Resistance: 100%.

Fury Unleashed Fury Unleashed (Passive)
When facing Boss Monsters, unleashes the full might of your Fury to do additional damage and absorb Fury.
Level 1: When attacking Boss Monster- Damage: +10%, Additional Fury Absorption: 10
Level 2: When attacking Boss Monster- Damage: +15%, Additional Fury Absorption: 10
Level 3: When attacking Boss Monster- Damage: +20%, Additional Fury Absorption: 10

Curse of Fury Curse of Fury (Passive)
When attacking, has a chance to trigger Endless Fury. When activated, your HP regenerates, and eliminated enemies return a fixed amount of Fury.
Level 1: Endless Fury Chance: 1%. Recovers 5% HP when Endless Fury is activated. Absorbs Fury from eliminated enemies.

Dark Winds Dark Winds (Active)
Allows you to use various jump skills using your wings.
Level 1: High Jump: ↑↑ during a jump
Level 1: Jag Jump: →→ or ←← during a jump
Level 1: Glide: Jump Key (Maintain Press)
Level 1: Horizontal Jump: Jump once and press → → or ← ← y

Summary: All Demon Slayer beginner job skills are maxed.

Skill Build: None.

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

Demon Slayer 1st Job Skills

Demon Lash Demon Lash (Passive)
Mash the attack key to whip enemies in front of you 4 times with dark power. Hits return some Fury to you.
Level 1:
1st, 2nd: Damage: 101%, Max Monsters Hit: 6, Number of Attacks: 2.
3rd: Damage: 91%, Max Monsters Hit: 6, Number of Attacks: 3
4th: Damage: 91%, Max Monsters Hit: 6, Number of Attacks: 4
Level 10:
1st, 2nd: Damage: 110%, Max Monsters Hit: 6, Number of Attacks: 2.
3rd: Damage: 100%, Max Monsters Hit: 6, Number of Attacks: 3
4th: Damage: 100%, Max Monsters Hit: 6, Number of Attacks: 4

Grim Scythe Grim Scythe (Active)
Required Skill: Demon Lash (1)
Summons a demonic scythe that tears through multiple enemies in front of you.
Level 1: HP Cost: 15, Fury Cost: 2, When skill key is held – Damage: 72%, Max Enemies Hit: 8, Number of Attacks: 3
Level 15: HP Cost: 15, Fury Cost: 2, When skill key is held – Damage: 100%, Max Enemies Hit: 8, Number of Attacks: 3

Battle Pact Battle Pact (Supportive)
Required Skill: Demon Lash (5)
Infuses your weapon with your own life force to increase One Handed Blunt Weapons or Axes by 2 levels for a short time.
Level 1: HP Cost: 194, Attack Speed increased for 28 sec
Level 20: HP Cost: 80, Attack Speed increased for 180 sec

Shadow Swiftness Shadow Swiftness (Passive)
Required Skill: Demon Lash (1)
Permanently increases Accuracy, Speed, and Jump.
Level 1: Accuracy +20, Speed +7, Jump +2
Level 10: Accuracy +200, Speed +25, Jump +20

HP Boost HP Boost (Passive)
Required Skill: Demon Lash (1)
Permanently increases Max HP.
Level 1: Max HP: +3%
Level 10: Max HP: +30%

Demon Slayer 1st Job Skill Build: Everything maxed.
1. Demon Lash, Grim Scythe (1)
2. Shadow Swiftness (MAX)
3. Demon Lash (MAX)
4. Battle Pact (MAX)
5. HP Boost (MAX)
6. Grim Scythe (MAX)

In my opinion, training on monsters that only takes 1-2 hits is faster with Demon Slash compared to Grim Scythe. Therefore, I max Grim Scythe last. By the time you reach near level 30, you can use Grim Scythe against mini bosses like Slime King in Kerning Party Quest. However for training efficiency, get Shadow Swiftness to move around map quickly to reach monster/town. Next boost Demon Slash damage followed by Battle Pact (increases your slashing speed considerably). These 2 alone levels you up faster than Grim Scythe, unless you can find a spot crowded with monster, use Grim Scythe instead.

Demon Slayer 2nd Job Skills

Weapon Mastery Weapon Mastery (Passive)
Increases the Mastery and Accuracy of One Handed Blunt and Axe type weapons.
Level 1: One Handed Blunt and Axe Mastery: +14%, Accuracy: +12
Level 10: One Handed Blunt and Axe Mastery: +50%, Accuracy: +120

Barbed Lash Barbed Lash (Passive)
Makes your Demon Lash hurt more and look nastier, permanently increasing its damage.
Level 1: Demon Lash Damage +30%

Soul Eater Soul Eater (Active)
Snares and pulls multiple enemies towards you, where they suffer the full force of your might.
Level 1: HP Cost: 45, Fury Cost: 3, When skill key is pressed down – Damage: 82%, Max Enemies Hit: 8, Number of Attacks: 5
Level 20: HP Cost: 45, Fury Cost: 3, When skill key is pressed down – Damage: 120%, Max Enemies Hit: 8, Number of Attacks: 5

Dark Thrust Dark Thrust (Active)
Charge forward with terrifying rage, dragging multiple unfortunate enemies with you.
Level 1: Fury Cost: 6, Damage: 96%, Number of Attacks: 3, Max Enemies Hit: 8
Level 20: Fury Cost: 6, Damage: 115%, Number of Attacks: 3, Max Enemies Hit: 8

Chaos Lock Chaos Lock (Active)
Targets and attacks the enemy closest to you. Has a chance to stun the enemy. Allows you to teleport using the directional keys.
Level 1: Fury Cost: 10, After teleporting – Damage: 215%, Max Monsters Hit: 6, Stun Chance: 54%, Stun Duration: 1 sec
Level 10: Fury Cost: 10, After teleporting – Damage: 305%, Max Monsters Hit: 6, Stun Chance: 90%, Stun Duration: 3 sec

Vengeance Vengeance (Supportive)
Reflect damage received from enemy but not more than enemy’s HP at once.
Has a chance to paralyze enemy while reflecting damage.
Level 1: HP Cost: 78, Returns 130% of damage received back to the enemy for 72 sec, Paralysis Chance: 36%, Paralysis Duration: 1 sec
Level 10: HP Cost: 150, Returns 400% of damage received back to the enemy for 180 sec, Paralysis Chance: 90%, Paralysis Duration: 5 sec

Outrage Outrage (Passive)
Permanently increases ATT and Critical Rate.
Level 1: ATT: +2, Critical Rate: +1%
Level 20: ATT: +40, Critical Rate: +20%

Physical Training Physical Training (Passive)
Permanently increases STR and DEX.
Level 1: Permanently increase STR by 6 and DEX by 6.
Level 5: Permanently increase STR by 30 and DEX by 30.

Demon Slayer 2nd Job Skill Build: Everything maxed except Soul Eater.
1. Barbed Slash, Soul Eater, Dark Thrust (1)
2. Weapon Mastery (MAX)
3. Outrage (MAX)
4. Physical Training (MAX)
5. Soul Eater (18/20)
6. Vengeance (MAX)
7. Dark Thrust (MAX)
8. Chaos Lock (MAX)

Barbed Slash only requires 1 SP to max to gain great bonus damage, so max that first! Soul Eater and Dark Thrust are basically weak if the base damage is low. Therefore, add 1 SP first into these 2 primary attacking skills for 2nd job, then max Outrage, Physical Training and Weapon Mastery. Once that is done, cap Soul Eater to Level 18. Reason being, there is insufficient SP to max all skills and Soul Eater will be replaced by a more powerful 3rd/4th job skill for bossing and training. The 2 SP will be added into Dark Thrust since it can be used in future levels (3rd and 4th jobs) You will be bumping into monsters especially with Dark Thrust, so max Vengeance to save some health. Chaos Lock isn’t use often since its more effective to clear map with Dark Thrust in a cycle.

Demon Slayer 3rd Job Skills

Demon Lash Arch Demon Lash Arch (Passive)
Required Skill: Barbed Lash (MAX)
Uses teeth-gritting anger to grant an additional increase to damage done by Demon Lash.
Level 1: Demon Lash’s damage increases by an additional 70%. (Final Damage Increase Amount: 100%)

Judgement Judgment (Active)
Judge your enemies…harshly. This attack hits multiple nearby enemies, dealing critical damage with a chance for additional critical hits.
Level 1: HP Cost: 300, Fury Cost: 20, Max Monsters Hit: 10, Number of Attacks: 5, Damage: 162%, Critical Hit Rate: +2%
Level 20: HP Cost: 300, Fury Cost: 20, Max Monsters Hit: 10, Number of Attacks: 5, Damage: 200%, Critical Hit Rate: +40%

Vortex of Doom Vortex of Doom (Active)
Creates a vortex of dark energy inside you that draws nearby enemies into your attack and stuns them.
Level 1: Fury Cost: 10, Damage: 152%, Number of Attacks: 3, Max Monsters Hit: 10, Stun Chance: 52%, Stun Duration: 1 sec
Level 20: Fury Cost: 10, Damage: 190%, Number of Attacks: 3, Max Monsters Hit: 10, Stun Chance: 90%, Stun Duration: 5 sec

Raven Storm Raven Storm (Active)
Summons a flock of really angry ravens that peck the faces off of any enemies in front of you. The ravens then return the enemies’ HP to you as thanks for letting them take out their aggression.
Level 1: Fury Cost: 10, Damage: 134%, Max Enemies Hit: 8, Number of Attacks: 5, Recovers up to 23% of HP. Cooldown: 14 sec.
Level 10: Fury Cost: 10, Damage: 170%, Max Enemies Hit: 8, Number of Attacks: 5, Recovers up to 50% of HP. Cooldown: 5 sec.

Carrion Breath Carrion Breath (Active)
Summons the power of the Poison Demon’s horrible breath to attack multiple enemies at once. Targets receive continual damage over a short amount of time and are unable to eat lunch for a week afterwards.
Level 1: HP Cost: 80, Fury Cost: 6. When skill key is pressed – Damage: 117%, Max Monsters Hit: 10, Number of Attacks: 5. Poison Damage Over Time: 97% damage every 1 sec for 4 sec.
Level 20: HP Cost: 80, Fury Cost: 6. When skill key is pressed – Damage: 155%, Max Monsters Hit: 10, Number of Attacks: 5. Poison Damage Over Time: 135% damage every 1 sec for 8 sec.

Black Hearted Strength Black-Hearted Strength (Passive)
Increases DEF, Abnormal Status Resistance, and Elemental Resistances.
Level 1: Weapon DEF/ Magic DEF: +10%, Abnormal Status Resistance: +6%, All Elemental Resistance: +6%
Level 10: Weapon DEF/ Magic DEF: +100%, Abnormal Status Resistance: +60%, All Elemental Resistance: +60%

Insult to Injury Insult to Injury (Passive)
Increases damage and critical rate when attacking enemies in abnormal status.
Level 1: When attacking enemies in abnormal status, Damage: +3%, Critical Rate: +0%
Level 10: When attacking enemies in abnormal status, Damage: +15%, Critical Rate: +15%

Focused Fury Focused Fury (Passive)
Focuses powers to permanently increase damage and improve attack speed by 1 level.
Level 1: Damage increased by 6%. Improves attack speed.
Level 20: Damage increased by 25%. Improves attack speed.

Possessed Aegis Possessed Aegis (Passive)
Grants the Demon Aegis a chance to guard against enemy attacks. When guarding is successful, a small amount of Fury and HP are recovered.
Level 1: When attacking, 3% chance of guarding. When guarding is successful, 1% of HP and 0 of Fury gauge is recovered.
Level 10: When attacking, 30% chance of guarding. When guarding is successful, 3% of HP and 5 of Fury gauge is recovered.

Max Fury Max Fury (Passive)
Allows you to receive additional Fury when using Demon Slash, and recovers a fixed amount of Fury every 4 seconds.
Level 1: When using Demon Slash, 15% chance of absorbing additional Fury. Automatically recovers 2 Fury every 4 seconds.
Level 5: When using Demon Slash, 75% chance of absorbing additional Fury. Automatically recovers 10 Fury every 4 seconds.

Demon Slayer 3rd Job Skill Build: Everything maxed except Vortex of Doom.
1. Demon Arch Lash (MAX)
2. Carrion Breath (1)
3. Fury (MAX)
4. Focused Fury (MAX)
5. Carrion Breath (MAX)
6. Insult to Injury (MAX)
7. Possessed Aegis (MAX)
8. Black-Hearted Strength (MAX)
9. Raven Storm (MAX)
10. Judgement (MAX)
11. Vortex of Doom (18/20)

You will be using Soul Eater (Demon Slayer 2nd Job Skill) for 3rd Job Training area until you get your Carrion Breath and Insult to Injury. Therefore, to spam Soul Eater often, maxed Max Fury and Focused Fury. Do not max other offensive 3rd Job Skills yet since it consumes way too much Fury at once against cluster of weak monsters.

Upon maxing those skills above, maxed Carrion Breath and Insult to Injury to deal more damage against tougher high health monsters. It is not recommended to use Judgement for training as it uses lots of Fury and deals less damage. Killing monsters instantly with Fury skills using little Fury allows you to spam these skills often and level up faster with effective Fury training.

Monsters also do high damage, so you will need to protect yourself from getting hurt. Proceed with maxing Possessed Aegis and Black Hearted Strength. Personally, I don’t use Judgment and Vorex of Doom much since Dark Thrust is easier to pack monsters into a can of sardines and poison them to death with Carrion Breath. In short, these skills can be upgraded later.

Max Raven Storm to save some health potions. Less health potions consumed means less visits to the clinic/pharmacy to purchase potions. Once all the essential skills above are maxed, you can max other skills in any order.

Demon Slayer 4th Job Skills

Maple Warrior Maple Warrior (Supportive)
Increases the stats of all party members. Mastery Book is required to master the skill to level 30.
Level 1: HP Cost: 150, All Stats: +1%, Duration: 30 sec
Level 30: HP Cost: 500, All Stats: +15%, Duration: 900 sec

Barricade Mastery Barricade Mastery (Passive)
Required Skill: Weapon Mastery (MAX)
Become a master of melee. Maxes out the Mastery of One Handed Blunt and Axe type weapons while increasing Minimum Critical Damage and Weapon ATT.
Level 1: One Handed Blunt and Axe type weapon Mastery: +56%, Weapon ATT: +1, Minimum Critical Damage: +1%
Level 30: One Handed Blunt and Axe type weapon Mastery: +70%, Weapon ATT: +30, Minimum Critical Damage: +15%

Demon Thrash Demon Thrash (Passive)
Required Skill: Demon Lash Arch (MAX)
Demon Lash’s ultimate upgrade.
Level 1: Demon Lash’s damage increases by an additional 120%. (Final Damage Increase Amount: 220%)

Infernal Concussion Infernal Concussion (Active)
Calls an eruption from below to blast nearby enemies into the air. Enemies in air receive 100% critical damage from the explosion.
Level 1: HP Cost: 300, Fury Cost: 50, Damage: 255%, Max Monsters Hit: 10. Lifts enemies into the air and deals 5 critical attacks that deal 204% damage.
Level 30: HP Cost: 300, Fury Cost: 50, Damage: 400%, Max Monsters Hit: 10. Lifts enemies into the air and deals 5 critical attacks that deal 320% damage.

Demon Impact Demon Impact (Active)
Call forth your inner demon to deal critical damage on multiple enemies in front of you. Your channel to the nether gives you a chance to ignore Enemy DEF and raises your chance for a critical. Final damage increases when fighting boss monsters.
Level 1: Fury Cost: 10, Damage: 304%, Max Enemies Hit: 4, Number of Attacks: 6, Additional Critical Rate: 100%, Enemy Defense Ignored: 21%, Final Damage against Boss Monster: +1%
Level 30: Fury Cost: 10, Damage: 420%, Max Enemies Hit: 4, Number of Attacks: 6, Additional Critical Rate: 100%, Enemy Defense Ignored: 30%, Final Damage against Boss Monster: +30%

Demon Cry Demon Cry (Active)
Releases your inner demons to intimidate and deal damage to multiple nearby enemies. Enemies will suffer a hit to DEF, ATT, and Accuracy while your EXP and item drop rate increase. Cooldown reduced while in use.
Level 1: HP Cost: 400, Fury Cost: 30, Number of Attacks: 8, Damage: 305%, Max Monsters Hit: 15. Duration: 20 sec, Enemy ATT and DEF: -5%, Accuracy -5%. EXP and Item Drop Rate: +5%. Cooldown: 14 sec, reduced for 7 sec while in use.
Level 30: HP Cost: 400, Fury Cost: 30, Number of Attacks: 8, Damage: 450%, Max Monsters Hit: 15. Duration: 20 sec, Enemy ATT and DEF: -15%, Accuracy -20%. EXP and Item Drop Rate: +20%. Cooldown: 14 sec, reduced for 7 sec while in use.

Binding Darkness Binding Darkness (Active)
Has a chance to knock down multiple enemies and deal continuous damage while they are on the ground. The attack also ignores a fixed amount of enemy DEF. The effects of Dark Bind apply to both bosses and regular monsters.
Level 1: Active Effects – Fury Cost: 60, Damage: 415%, Max Enemies Hit: 15, Damage Over Time: 60% chance of causing 83% damage every 1 sec for 10 sec. Cooldown: 180 sec. Passive Effects – Enemy DEF permanently ignored by 11%
Level 20: Active Effects – Fury Cost: 60, Damage: 700%, Max Enemies Hit: 15, Damage Over Time: 100% chance of causing 140% damage every 1 sec for 20 sec. Cooldown: 120 sec. Passive Effects – Enemy DEF permanently ignored by 30%

Dark Metamorphosis Dark Metamorphosis (Supportive)
Unleashes 2 beings of spectral shadow to join you and attack anything in sight. The spirit channel also provides you and increase to damage and HP for a short period of time.
Level 1: HP Cost: 300, Fury Cost: 40, Damage: 6% for 64 sec, Max HP Increase: 6%, Automatically attack nearby enemies to deal 105% damage. Cooldown: 32 sec.
Level 30: HP Cost: 300, Fury Cost: 40, Damage: 35% for 180 sec, Max HP Increase: 20%, Automatically attack nearby enemies to deal 250% damage. Cooldown: 90 sec.

Boundless Rage Boundless Rage (Supportive)
Consumes all remaining Fury to send yourself into a raging berserker mode. All Fury-based attacks will be free for a short period, however the skill has a long cooldown.
Level 1: Fury Cost: 100, Use skills without consuming Fury, Duration: 20 sec. Cooldown: 460 sec
Level 15: Fury Cost: 100, Use skills without consuming Fury, Duration: 60 sec. Cooldown: 180 sec

Leech Aura Leech Aura (Supportive)
Utilize your connection with the crawling slimy things of the world to sap enemy HP with every blow. You and your party members will receive life for every blow you inflict for a short time, up to 3% at a time.
Level 1: Fury Cost: 30, 1% of damage returned to party members as HP for 72 sec, Cannot recover more than 50% of Max HP. Requires 15 second cooldown.
Level 9: Fury Cost: 30, 3% of damage returned to party members as HP for 180 sec, Cannot recover more than 50% of Max HP. Requires 15 second cooldown.

Obsidian Skin Obsidian Skin (Passive)
Permanently fortify your defensive abilities so that you take less damage from enemies.
Level 1: Permanently decreases damage taken by 5.5%
Level 30: Permanently decreases damage taken by 20%

Demon Slayer 4th Job Skill Build: Everything maxed.
1. Demon Thrash, Leech Aura, Demon Cry, Obsidian Skin (1)
2. Demon Impact, Dark Metamorphosis, Boundless Rage (1)
3. Barricade Mastery (MAX)
4. Demon Cry (MAX)
5. Dark Metamorphosis (MAX)
6. Demon Impact (MAX)
7. Boundless Rage (MAX)
8. Binding Darkness (MAX)
9. Maple Warrior (MAX)
10. Leech Aura (MAX)
11. Obsidian Skin (MAX)
12. Infernal Concussion (MAX)

Demon’s Slayer primary attacking skill will be Demon Cry because monster’s affected by it reward additional EXP (Experience) and its much faster to clear the entire map with this skill if you can perform 1 hit kill on them! I personally use it until I reach Level 130.

Demon Slayer Hyper Skills

Carrion Breath – Reinforce
Required Level: 143
Carrion Breath Damage +20%

Carrion Breath – Extra Strike
Required Level: 162
Number of attacks for Carrion Breath +1

Carrion Breath – Reduce Fury
Required Level: 183
Fury cost of Carrion Breath -50%

Dark Metamorphosis – Reduce Fury
Required Level: 149
Fury cost of Dark Metamorphosis -50%

Dark Metamorphosis – Reinforce
Required Level: 168
Dark Metamorphosis Damage +20%

Dark Metamorphosis – Enhance
Required Level: 189
When Dark Metamorphosis activates, damage over time and all other attacks will negate Attack Ignore and Attack Reflect effects.
Level 1: When activated, will negate Attack Ignore and Attack Reflect effects for 20% of the duration time. Passive Effect: Damage over time will negate Attack Ignore and Attack Reflect effects.

Demon Impact – Reinforce
Required Level: 155
Demon Impact Damage +20%

Demon Impact – Extra Strike
Required Level: 177
Number of attacks for Demon Impact +1

Demon Impact – Reduce Fury
Required Level: 195
Fury cost of Demon Impact -50%

Blue Blood
Required Level: 150
Awakens your inner royal blood, doubling your skills’ number of hits (extra hits will only do 90% damage) for 60 seconds. There is a cooldown of 120 seconds. Passive effect: Increases your maximum damage by 10,000,000, and reduces the DF consumed by all skills by 20%.

Cerberus Chomp
Required Level: 170
Utilize the power of the nether world to damage enemies and rob them of their souls up to 8 enemies in front of you, dealing 450% damage 6 times while ignoring 50% of the monsters’ defense. On boss monsters, your damage is increased by 50%. After attacking, regain 50 Demon Force. There is a cooldown of 5 seconds. The maximum damage for this skill is 9,999,999.

Demonic Fortitude
Required Level: 200
Calls upon demonic power to bolster your spirit.
Level 1: Fury Cost: 10, Duration: 60 sec, Damage: +10%, Max Damage: +10%, Cooldown: 120 sec. Applies to any Resistance characters within the party.

Demon Slayer Hyper Skill Build Guide:
1. Demon Impact – Reinforce (MAX)
2. Demon Impact – Extra Strike (MAX)
3. Demon Impact – Reduce Fury(MAX)
4. Dark Metamorphosis – Reinforce (MAX)
5. Dark Metamorphosis – Enhance (MAX)
6. Blue Blood (MAX)
7. Cerberus Chomp (MAX)
8. Demonic Fortitude (MAX)

Check this Hyper Stats Guide for more details!

Demon Slayer Mastery Books:
1. Infernal Concussion: 20, 30
2. Demon Impact: 20, 30
3. Demon Cry: 20
4. Binding Darkness: 20
5. Dark Metamorphosis: 20, 30
6. Barricade Mastery: 20, 30
7. Obsidian Skin: 20, 30
8. Maple Warrior: 20, 30

Demon Slayer 5th Job Skills

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

Demon Slayer Skill Cores

Demon Awakening
Awaken the true power of a Demon. When Cerberus attacks enemies using Damage Reflect, you will not take damage.
Level 1: Consumes 100 Force. For 31 seconds, awaken the true power of the Demon, increasing your final damage by 5%, critical rate by 50%, and allowing your attacks to automatically activate Cerberus every 8 seconds. In addition, Demon Slash will be enhanced and you will gain the ability to use Demon Trace while using Demon Slash. Enhanced Demon Slash deals 600% (1st/2nd attack)/700% (3rd attack)/800% (4th attack) damage 3 times on up to 6 enemies with an additional 50% defense ignore and 50% boss damage. Cooldown: 120 seconds.
Level 20: Consumes 100 Force. For 50 seconds, awaken the true power of the Demon, increasing your final damage by 7%, critical rate by 60%, and allowing your attacks to automatically activate Cerberus every 5 seconds. In addition, Demon Slash will be enhanced and you will gain the ability to use Demon Trace while using Demon Slash. Enhanced Demon Slash deals 600% (1st/2nd attack)/700% (3rd attack)/800% (4th attack) damage 3 times on up to 6 enemies with an additional 50% defense ignore and 50% boss damage. Cooldown: 120 seconds.

Demon Slayer Enhancement Cores

  • Devil Scythe (4% per level)
  • Demon Slash (2% per level)
  • Soul Eater (4% per level)
  • Dark Thrust (4% per level)
  • Demon Trace (4% per level)
  • Dark Revenge (4% per level)
  • Dark Judgement (3% per level)
  • Death Draw (3% per level)
  • Bloody Raven (3% per level)
  • Demonic Breath (3% per level)
  • Demon Explosion (2% per level)
  • Demon Impact (2% per level)
  • Devil Cry (2% per level) [does not receive +1 monsters hit]
  • Metamorphosis (2% per level)
  • Dark Bind (2% per level)
  • Cerberus (2% per level)

MapleStory Old to New Official Skill Names

Demon Slayer Hyper Skills
Demonic Breath – Reinforce → Carrion Breath – Reinforce
Demonic Breath – Bonus Attack → Carrion Breath – Extra Strike
Demonic Breath – Reduce Force → Carrion Breath – Reduce Fury
Metamorphosis – Reduce Force → Dark Metamorphosis – Reduced Fury
Metamorphosis – Reinforce → Dark Metamorphosis – Reinforce
Metamorphosis – Enhance → Dark Metamorphosis – Enhance
Demon Impact – Reinforce → SAME
Demon Impact – Bonus Attack → Demon Impact – Extra Strike
Demon Impact – Reduce Force → Demon Impact – Reduce Fury

Demon Slayer Equipment

Fury Shields
Force Shield: DF + 20
Force Shield of Will: DF + 50
Force Shield of Authority: DF +80 STR + 7,Dex + 7
Force shield of Extreme: DF +110 STR + 11,DEX + 11

Demon Reborn: HP + 50
Dark Warrior: HP + 100
Awakened Demon: HP +150, 1 + STR/DEX/INT/LUK
Dark Hero: HP+200, 2 + STR/DEX/INT/LUK

Demon Slayer Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where to get Authority Scepter?
This is obtain from a level 40 quest given by Alcaster who is located at El Nath. Talk to him and he will request you to hunt some special quest items from Sentinel. Browse through your Quest Window for the Alcaster Quest or click the lightbulb on the left side of your screen.

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177 thoughts on “MapleStory Demon Slayer Skill Build Guide

  1. noNeedGLonlyHF

    the hyper skills that are changed is carrion breath’s hyper skills those three have been removed and replaced by:
    (level 143) Demon lash – Fury (+50% Fury absorption)
    (level 149) Demon lash – Reinforce (+150% damage)
    (level 183) Demon lash – Reinforce Duration (Final damage of other skills after using Demon lash +10%, Duration:4 sec)

  2. Kappa

    Demon Explosion Demon Explosion: enemies in the air can no longer be knocked up again
    Metamorphosis Metamorphosis: invincibility will now persist for a short period of time after the cast action has been completed
    Cerberus Cerberus: cast action delay has been decreased
    NEW! Demon Slash – Extra Force Demon Slash – Extra Force: Demon Slash’s absorbed Force is increased by 50%. [required level: 143]
    NEW! Demon Slash – Reinforce Demon Slash – Reinforce: Demon Slash’s damage is increased by 150%. [required level: 149]
    NEW! Demon Slash – Remain Time Reinforce Demon Slash – Remain Time Reinforce: After using Demon Slash, other skills’ final damage will be increased by 10% for 4 seconds. [required level: 183]
    Blue Blood Blue Blood: Blue Blood’s maximum damage cap is now the same as the character’s, Blue Blood’s accuracy will now be determined separately, in addition to existing effects Blue Blood now passively increases your maximum damage cap by 15,000,000, its cooldown will be decreased by 3 seconds each time you absorb 50 Force, and its cooldown will be decreased by an additional 2 seconds every 4 seconds Infinity Force is active
    REMOVED! Demonic Breath – Reinforce Demonic Breath – Reinforce
    REMOVED! Demonic Breath – Bonus Attack Demonic Breath – Bonus Attack
    REMOVED! Demonic Breath – Reduce Force Demonic Breath – Reduce Force

  3. John

    I though demon slayers had the feature to lower their cd on blue blood and 5th job skill demon awakening

  4. Ayumilove Post author

    @Azazel69: Mercedes have a passive skill that heals her HP and MP continuously in quite a significant amount similar to Pirate skill as long as the skill is not spammed due to enemies not getting defeated in 1-3 hits. Having said that, Mercedes does not consume much potions, saving you in the long run while training. For bossing, I highly recommend to use potions to reduce the risk of dying in battle. On the other hand, I feel that Demon Slayer is much stronger and tankier (more HP and defense) compared to Mercedes.

  5. Ayumilove Post author

    @Kappa: Could you let me know the details of the new Demon Slayer Hyper Skills which are changed? This would greatly help speed up in updating the article.

  6. Kappa

    DEMON SLAYER HYPER SKILLS/BUILD is both outdated, could you update it?

  7. Azazel69

    DEMON slayer or Mercedes ? For unfunded

  8. Tsurugi


    For Demon Awakening, they must’ve meant Chaos Lock (no escape! haha). And for Axe vs Mace, whichever is fine — for me, I dig whichever has the faster attack speed (if they are from the same set), but usually they’ve got the same.

  9. Lalleq

    Which weapon is better for Demon Slayer?
    Axe or Mace?

  10. Lalleq

    For the 5th Job Skill Core, Demon Awakening,
    ” In addition, Demon Slash will be enhanced and you will gain the ability to use Demon Trace while using Demon Slash.”
    What’s Demon Trace? Can’t find that skill in the previous job advancements.

  11. PandaSan

    Any tips for getting the equips Ds ? im in windia
    about to start from fresh lvl 1

  12. Patrick

    So what order do we max our 4th job skills?

  13. Ayumilove Post author

    @anon: Thanks for your feedback! I’ll be updating the Demon Slayer Hyper Skill section (replacing Carrion Breath Hyper Skill with Demon Lash Hyper Skill) from GMS v.177

  14. anon

    There is new hyper skills

  15. Ayumilove Post author

    @AughMint: Sorry for the late reply! I have updated Demon Cry to include cooldown!

  16. Ayumilove Post author

    @Elson: Yes, the Black-Hearted Strength skill is now a passive skill! I have updated the skill details. :)

  17. Elson

    Isn’t the new Black Hearted strength a permanent skill and not temporary ?

  18. Tanraj

    Hi Ayumi
    Do you know any good Lvl. 120+ Equipment and weapon, because I’m still rocking my good ol Lvl. 80 armour

  19. AughMint

    I could be blind but the demon cry skill doesnt state the cd of the skill

  20. biaobiao

    Hi! What’s your opinion on the demon slash hypers?

    Especially with the 5th job playstyle involving demon slash, would any of these become crucial?

    On that note, do you have an idea how does the 150% damage increase (reinforce) interact with both pre and post 5th job demon slash? ie is it additive/multiplicative etc.

    Thanks as always!

  21. Sacrosanity

    Also in GMS Reboot, my DS unlocked the “Dark Metamorphosis – Enhance” on level 180.

  22. Sacrosanity

    @Ayumilive: Thanks, I’ll be waiting for them

  23. Ayumilove Post author

    @Sacrosanity: Yes, I do have info about 5th job skills on most of the jobs. I’m not sure whether to put it in this article since it might confuse players whether its already available in GMS :)

  24. Ayumilove Post author

    @Noalm: Thanks for your feedback! I have updated Demon Slayer 2nd Job Skill Build guide based on your input :)

  25. Ayumilove Post author

    @Luis Ojeda: Use Demon Impact for bossing and Demon Cry for training. Use Demon Thrash to charge up the Fury to be used for Demon Cry.

  26. Luis Ojeda

    What move should you use instead of Demon cry for later levels past LV 130? Demon Impact?

  27. Sacrosanity

    Just a question, do you have info about the 5th job advancement on DS or other classes?

  28. Noalm

    Personally id max dark thrust rather than soul eater because dark thrust will also work as a dash skill for future levels while, you will only use soul eater for 2nd job, maybe 3rd job, but that’s it.

  29. Ayumilove Post author

    @Bunny: Kindly refer to this page for hyper stat guide

  30. Bunny

    Hi ayumi, MapleSEA just released hyper stats not long ago. Is there a hyper stat build for ds too?

  31. Ayumilove Post author

    @yichor: It really depends on the class/job that gets you excited and motivated to play in MapleStory. You’ll need to pose this question to self.

  32. yichor

    Hi ayumi,demon slayer or mihile if i fund my both class with same funding

  33. Ayumilove Post author

    @Zippy: Max in 4th job means max till Level 30. Sometimes, for unfunded players who have insufficient meso to purchase expensive mastery books can opt for maxing the other skills rather than maxing 1 single skill first to help with their training speed, but it’s best to max 1 skill at a time.

  34. Zippy

    Hi ayumi, in 4th job skill build. Does your max out means to buy mastery book and max till 30? So for leech aura, max out means lvl 30 or 9?

  35. yichor

    demon slayer strong? because demon cry nerf but have better damage now

  36. Ayumilove Post author

    @demon: Hi, I’ll be updating this Demon Slayer guide soon.

  37. Chompi

    Please update 4th job skills for post demon cry nerf.

  38. Epsilon

    @xxjoexx that depends on your current level. If you can 1 to 2 hits KO mobs in your level range then you’re doing great, if it takes you 3 to 5 hits then that’s average. By the way I say “hits” but i refer to how many times you used a skill.

    @demon here, I got this from the update notes of reboot in GMS.

    1st Job
    Battle Pact: Cast delay reduced.

    2nd Job
    Chaos Lock: Fury cost increased from 10 to 20, Cast delay recuded.

    Vengeance: Cast delay reduced.

    Outrage: At Master Level: ATT increased from +40 to +50.
    3rd Job
    Raven Storm: At Master Level: Cooldown increased from 5 sec to 10 sec.

    Black-Hearted Strength: Cast delay reduced.

    Focused Fury: At Master Level: Damage increased from 25% to 40%.

    4th Job
    Infernal Concussion: At Master Level: Fury cost decreased from 25 to 15.

    Demon Impact: Cast delay reduced.

    Demon Cry: At Master Level: Damage increased from 270% to 450%, Number of attacks
    increased from 6 to 8, Duration increased from 15 sec to 20 sec, Cooldown increased from 0 sec to 14 sec, Cooldown reduced to 7 sec while Boundless Rage is active.

    Boundless Rage: At Master Level: Duration decreased from 60 sec to 50 sec, Cooldown increased from 180 sec to 200 sec, Cast delay reduced.

    Leech Aura: At Master Level: Max HP recovery decreased from 50% to 25%, Effect cooldown reduced from 15 sec to 5 sec.

    Barricade Mastery: At Master Level: Attack Power increased from +30 to +50.

    Cerberus Chomp: Attack range reduced.

    For Liberty: Fury cost decreased from 50 to 10.

    Well basically you use all buffs when grinding and bossing except when bosses use reflect, that’s when I remove Dark Metamorphosis. As for combo I usually semi-spam Demon Cry(since the skill got nerfed) then finish with Demon Impact or Infernal Concussion(depends on how many) when grinding. Then on bossing I reserve Binding Darkness and Boundless Rage for when I’m sure I’ll be able to finish off the boss, I do this to prevent the boss from casting any buffs or debuffs, however this combo changes when I can’t kill the boss fast that’s when I use the two anytime I can.

  39. demon

    can someone update this guide?

  40. taki

    Can someone show me the setting use guys use for all your skills and what buffs to put on. Alsoo the combo you generally use. im level 117

  41. Noalm

    Lol sorry i can’t help you there, quitted my demon slayer for some time. there is a streamer named explosive volatile where he mains demon slayer, he might help you

  42. xxjoexx

    thx noalm for your guide but how can i increase my damage range

    i using demon slayer
    now my damage range is 40k∽46k did this range good or average or low?

  43. Noalm

    @xxjoexx They say that demon avengers are boring because all you have to do is spam one skill and use exceed when low hp, while demon slayers have a variety of skills, however demon slayers are harder to fund. sorry for the late response, haven’t been in this page for a while

  44. xxjoexx

    i m sry comment at wrong place but i wan know the new reboot 2015 at kms will coming to msea? and many jobs skill change and a thing is reboot world is kind of server but i did not really know everythings about reboot world . last thing is you this reboot will be better or worth?

  45. xxjoexx

    why dont up max demon cry

  46. Ayumilove Post author

    @xxjoexx: They are roughly the same with Demon Slayer have easier way to maintain stable damage since its not affected by health drained which occurs in Demon Avenger.

  47. xxjoexx

    so why they say demon avenger boring and i want to create a new class should i play what class(i was a new player in msea)

  48. Noalm

    @xxjoexx i dont think there is any class “better” than other (except for mihile,jett). Both are great classes in my opinion. if you are a new player, i suggest demon avenger because it doesn’t consumes pots (it doesn’t use mana and you can regain health with exceed). demon slayer have more variety of skills while demon avengers focus on spamming 1 or 2 skills for mobbing. demon slayers must continuously hit enemies with basic attack until you reach certain level. so you can decide with this facts, i have a demon slayer so i know more about them

  49. xxjoexx

    is demon slayer better than demon avenger?

  50. Willo

    I thought demon impa t did 40% more damage to bosses, not 30?

  51. Lulul

    Why not max infernal concussion first instead of demon cry? It’s way better as I can spam use it while demon cry has this sort of cooldown effect

  52. Mestitia

    Umm, there is a slight error in the 3th Job Skill Build. The #3 should be “Max Fury”, not “Fury”. It’s not much, but still an error none the less.

    Nice guide, btw!

  53. Sean

    My DS is level 120 but my status resistance is only 14%, I have 2 links skill ( 1 lvl 100, 1 lvl 120) from Cygnus knight and the character card of DS used but is still low. Is it normal for me to have so low and how can I raise the status resistance. :(

  54. Pwnage

    Btw in MSEA DS’ 4th Job skill ‘Demon Cry’ is nerfed; it has a debuff where for every reuse of the skill within a 15 second timespan of the previous one, an extra DF cost of +30 DF is applied, meaning that it is not a useful training skill anymore.

  55. Parousiah

    @Cathy Johnson

    What 150 armor are referring to? Pensalir Set is the only one I know, you can get them easily by farming it from DIPQ.

  56. Parousiah

    @Cathy Johnson

    The only 150 equips I know is Pensalir for armor set and Utgard for weapon, you can get this easily by farming DIPQ.

    I do not recommend it as an end game equip though because there’s Empress and CRA set.

  57. Cathy Johnson

    I have a question but 1st thank you I need to know how to get 150 armor is there a quest for it ?

  58. Lucas

    Regarding 3rd Job: I maxed Raven Storm quite early – before Carrion Breath and Focused Fury (got that one to half-done first). 1 skill point in Carrion Breath and my maxed Soul Eater (2nd Job skill) were enough to one-shot most things in the Mushroom Kingdom line. Raven Storm was effectively the same as chugging an Elixir every 5 seconds, and I found I always had the Fury to use it unless I made the mistake of leaving Carrion Breath to run for too long.

    Also, some monsters are resistant to Carrion Breath, notably the Tauros and Jr Balrog in Sleepywood’s end dungeon. Every hit does 1 damage to them. The startup time for Carrion Breath is a bit slow, too. Takes some getting used to.

  59. DeathSlayer

    Hey, you can mastery book Demon Cry to Level 30! I did it, therefore you should correct that portion. Thanks

  60. Ayumilove Post author

    @Tess: use Potential Cube to enhance your equipment. Most senior player purchased their final equipment at Level 150 and starred it with Star Force and Potential it until they get an average of 700% or higher primary stat. Example, if I’m a warrior, I would have my equipment boost my STR (Strength) stat or weapon attack. 700% STR is similar to having 7 Rebirths (7 clones of you). Having a high weapon attack also boost damage significantly.

  61. Tess

    I have a demon slayer thats lvl 144 and i feel like my DMG is really low. My attack range with starred/scrolled equipment is 20k-22k. Do you have any suggestions to raise my attack range? I don’t have any fancy equips either.

    Also, for a demon slayer, what the best method for Dimensional Invasion? I mainly use Demon impact but i feel like bc my DMG is low i can’t kill monsters fast enough.. i haven’t been able to complete DI yet..

    Thanks for the help!

  62. Ayumilove Post author

    @Cathy Johnson: Follow the MapleStory Training in-build guide in Maple. It will allow you to level up quickly and easily teleports you to the training spot. If your MapleStory has Star Force patch, do upgrade your weapons once you reach Level 20 and perform it the 2nd time once you reach Level 100. The third time would be once you reach Level 150. For alternative training spots, check this guide out

  63. Jason

    In 2nd Job, you say to max Chaos Lock and leave Dark Thrust at 18/20. However your explanation sounds like Dark Thrust is more useful and should be maxed instead of Chaos Lock, which you don’t mention at all. I don’t think maxing one or the other is a big deal, but I’ve read elsewhere that Dark Thrust would be the smarter choice. Do you have a reasoning why you MAX Chaos Lock over Dark Thrust?

  64. Cathy Johnson

    Thank u for this advice I came back to maple all my things was stolen off my warrior so I made a new one. Things have really changed on maple. I appreciate the advise..

  65. DemonSlayer

    Hi ayumilove, can you tell me if final damage against boss 30% its like 30 % damage when attacking?.

  66. Ayumilove Post author

    @Saito: Do Elinia Fairy Academy Questline. You will get into Level 40 in no time! Check out this training guide: Or are you having trouble advancing to 2nd job ?

  67. Saito

    Hi, Ayumi chan I just don’t know what to do when im in level 32 T^T pls help!

  68. Ahroysi

    Hi, demon cry max level is 20.. not 30..

  69. Ayumilove Post author

    @Desoir: Thanks for your feedback! I’ll update the skill description!

  70. Desoir

    Hi Ayumi,
    For the part where you wrote “– Does not have Flash Jump (Horizontal
    Jump). Use Dark Winds to glide in air.”
    I think there is some mistake..
    Other than gliding and vertical jump, Demon Slayer also have a horizontal jump skill. it is when you jump once and press → → or ← ← ya. Correct me if I’m wrong.

  71. swagyolo9001

    infernal concussion only costs 25fury and should be maxed first

  72. Vienar

    Further explanation for the 4th job please? All I see is going mad on Demon Cry, but why Infernal Concussion last? Why obsidian skin so late when many Demon Slayers have Attack-Based Clothes with low Weapon Def? Monsters hit me 2000 with buffs and they are my level. I would ask for an explanation. Please. (No reply required for this.)

  73. Vinicius2210

    Ayumi, I know I’m asking this in the wrong place, but what about Night Walker’s 4th job skill Vitality Siphon ? you don’t mention when we should max it in your guide.
    and could you I don’t why but the comments section on the Night Walker’s page is closed, that’s why I’m asking this here.
    Awesome job with the guides by the way, up to date and as awesome as ever ! Since I found your site I haven’t used other guides.

  74. Ayumilove Post author

    @Dslayer: You can pick any but you have a limit of 5 skill points for Hyper Skills specifically for Demon Slayer.

  75. Dslayer

    I mean can max all or just choose one

  76. Dslayer

    @Ayumilive: I want to ask that the hyper skills are we can max or like reinforce and reduce fury or just choose one

  77. rushar

    Leach Aura’s cooldown has been removed. I use boundless rage and I can spam it on ropes.

  78. Fake Email lol

    Hello I picked up an evil bane. :)

  79. Ayumilove Post author

    @KuroyukiRyu: It’s easy to tell whether your damage is good or average. If you can 1 hit KO the monster which is same or higher than your level, is great. If it takes 2-3 hits, its good, more than 3 hits means your damage is average.

  80. Guidar

    @KuroyukiRyu: Hm, dont waste scrolls or spell traces on lvl 60 stuff for one, and also, that’s ok for no buffs or buffs. Also I would like to know what scrolls you used?

  81. KuroyukiRyu

    I started a DS yesterday and now I’m level 67.
    Is ~8K good enough for my Demon Lash?
    I’m using the level 60 scepter (completely upgraded) and also the 60 warrior set (not upgraded) and the Tot’s Cape (completely upgraded.)

    Also, was 15 mil a good sell for a cubic blade?

  82. er

    So, I am not funded DS. However, in my opinion, it ‘has” horizontal jump (Chaos Lock works with monsters over there, dark thrust pushes you forward) and the damage lvl 113 is about 50k with demon impact without buffs, with buffs hits about 89K. (I dont upgrade properly XD)

  83. Ayumilove Post author

    @Michele: I’m not sure about the evading 1/1 100% success rate though. If it does hit you, the “Obsidian Skin” passive skill will prevent the 1/1 skill from reducing your HP down to 1 HP. You can avoid it by casting any skill (skills with i-frame) that makes you invincible temporarily for 1 second when the boss casts 1/1 skill and such skills I can think of is Eunwol’s Backstep, Shadower’s Boomerang Step and Phantom’s Twister skill. Also take note for BaM users (Battle Mage) to not use Blue Aura skill as you will die instantly from that boss 1/1 skill. The safest way to counter this is using Auto-Pot Pet skill from Cash Shop and set it to use Power Elixirs or Elixirs that recovers about 70-100% HP and MP (this is the route I used for most of my boss raids) regardless the job I’m in.

  84. Ayumilove Post author

    @Guidar23: Thanks for your feedback! I have added Demon Impact 1 SP into the 4th job guide. Regarding the Demon Cry, are you referring that you maxed it first before Barricade Mastery?

  85. Michele

    Hello Ayumi. I have a question regarding demon slayer. Is there any skill of demon slayer can avoid 1/1 hit by chaos zakum. Because I never faced any 1/1 problem last time until recently the chaos zakum is able to 1/1 me. Any specific reason? I didnt have the link skills with me is that what it is causing it?

    Hello Ayumi. I have one question regarding demon slayer. I have a demon slayer and I never faced any 1/1 hit from chaos zakum but recently I keep getting it? What is the reason causing it? The only difference is I dont have the link skills with me, is that the reason causing it to happen?

    Hello Ayumi. I have one question regarding demon slayer during bossing chaos zakum. I never had this issue getting 1/1 hit but recently I keep getting it. Is there any specific reason? What is left out? The only difference is I dont have the link skills with me. Is that the reason causing it?

    Opps. 3 comments came out at once. =.= sorry for spamming. I tot it wasnt posted >.<

  86. Guidar23

    I would like to share my skill guide:

    Demon cry can be used for evo system link 3. Max it. However, DS’s dps is very low, so add 1 to demon impact meanwhile. Rest same as 4th job.

  87. Ayumilove Post author

    @Slayer: When you fund any characters, the damage will be significantly improved depending on how much funds you have invested in it. For instance, I spent like 100 premium potential cubes on my Demon Slayer equipments and its damage increases by 2-3 folds with all the buff skills up. This can be taken further by enhancing, hammering, etc and also wearing the same equipment set. Sometimes, if you over-fund a character, it feels kinda boring when all the monsters are 1-hit-KO and boss monsters seems too easy and not challenging anymore based on my experience after hitting damage cap.

  88. Slayer

    So how about eqs, DS need to be funded?
    I am now a not funded DS, and my damage for demon impact was 130k-150k, the level currently is 137

  89. Vince

    Hi Good day,

    I think the hyperskill demon impact- reinforce and demon impact – reduce fury required level is interchanged?? Thanks..

    Reinforce should be lvl 195
    reduce fury should be lvl 155

    Thanks :)

  90. Pyrion1472

    Hello i’m new player to maplestory i played once and i dont know why but leave the game.Now i started today and opened demon slayer my only question is am i going to give full str? or should i give other stats too.

  91. Ayumilove Post author

    @Galleigo: The Fury-type skills such as Carrion Breath and Soul Eater has HP Consumption mentioned below the skill description. In my personal experience training a Demon Slayer and Demon Avenger, I have not once get killed accidentally by my own skills except for some experiments which done intentionally to discover the limitations of each Demon job skills. For Carrion Breath, I tap the skill button like pulsing the food processor because the damage is done very quickly similar to Bow Mastery Hurricane. Once you have figured out the number of times it takes for a particular skill to reduce your HP below 50% and also considering the approximate damage you will take during training, then consume a HP potion to recover the lost HP :) Regarding the high HP thing, yeah, I mistaken this Demon Slayer as Demon Avenger :D

  92. Ignus3342

    You put max storm of raven in the 3rd job explanation instead of raven storm correct it

  93. Galleigo

    Hello I was reading your replies… You said “Always need to mantain high hp for high damage” Isn’t this more like refering to Demon Avenger? Sure, we use a bit of HP to use skills on DS, but DA is pure hp as mp, (Getting killed by my own skills right now grinding triple rumos at level 81) so plz correct? Also add the HP costs for the skills my DS is getting what I said in the bracket. I’m just spamming Carrion Breath and Soul Eater (To attract enemies and also quickly kill them with Carrion Breath because it spams). It kills me really fast though so a few times I actually died from using Carrion Breath. Rurumo wasn’t reaching me at all, and I have 24% guard rate (Possessed Aegis) so I just DIED and respawned and used another reindeer milk. So please add HP costs, or else on potion hater triple rumos I have to use Attack and Grim Scythe ONLY.

  94. Ayumilove Post author

    @Galleigo010: Thanks for the comment! I have reworded the statement. If you have any other suggestions, feel free to post here. :)

  95. Galleigo010

    @Ayumilove: Please improve the english at the start of page (top) this part: Demon Slayer is one of MapleStory Resistance Warrior born with unique abilities and traits. They are demon warrior who specializes in Scepters and wields Shield that accumulates Fury. Fury is similar to MP (Magic Points) but its replenished through attack and siphoned from dead enemies, not from potions! Demon Slayer primary stat is STR (strength)”. “Demon slayer primary stat is strength” Annoying

  96. Ayumilove Post author

    @Galleigo: For training purposes, 2nd Job Demon Slayer would be spamming Dark Thrust + Regular attack. I personally use both Dark Thrust and Soul Eater. Cluster enemies into a can of sardines using Dark Thrust and active Soul Eater right when the number of monsters in front of me is roughly 6-8 depending on the map. If Demon Fury runs short, then spam regular attacks. For bossing, spam regular attack or spam Soul Eater to utilize the Demon Fury. If Soul Eater deals more damage per second compared to regular attack, its fine to spam it on boss. You can apply Chaos Lock when you attempt to evade a boss attack, and quickly return to its location to attack again.

  97. Ayumilove Post author

    @sadlas: I have added the Pros and Cons that I could recall when playing my Demon Slayer. For other Demon Slayers who wish to chip in, post a comment here so I can add them above :)

  98. Galleigo

    Hello, what should be my primary attacking skill for lvl 49 demon slayer? I’m currently maxing out Soul Eater accidentally maxed vengeance :/ So what do I use for crowded areas, and what do I use for Boss-type areas?

  99. sadlas

    Dear Ayumilove

    i was going to make a DS but i wanted to know the Pros And Cons that will fit my way of playing but sadly you didn’t add it… would you please add it?

  100. Ayumilove Post author

    @Jax: It depends on your play style and experience with the skill. Does your enemies get killed within 1-2 hits? If yes, the stun does not play much role in here. Maxing Judgement allows you to deal much more damage with 1 skill casting with multiple hits (2 hits more compared to Vortex of Doom, as well as with additional critical success rate to boost the maximum damage). If you find yourself hitting enemies build like a tank, then Vortex of Doom would work its stun magic here! But higher level mobs would have this mini-boss status which makes them immune to these negative effects and one of it is the stun.

  101. Ayumilove Post author

    @So Funny: Thanks for your feedback. The Demon Impact Skill has been updated to GMS v.152 – Mark of Honor : Hieizan Temple Updates (2014-08-11).

  102. So Funny

    I thought Demon Impact now at max level is 420% damage

  103. Jax

    Instead of maxing judgement would it be better to max vortex of doom because of it’s stun chance

  104. Ayumilove Post author

    Updated Demon Slayer skills (Demon Cry, Demon Impact) with GMS v.149 patch.

  105. Ayumilove Post author

    @Electrixcity: Demon Slayer skill details have been updated :)

  106. Ayumilove Post author

    @Bryan: I have not encountered that issue with the Maple Hacks when spamming a particular skill. But I have not tried it on Zakum yet, only regular mobs. Mabye Nexon had implemented some security measures for boss areas only,

  107. Ayumilove Post author

    @Darkstar: Sorry for the late reply. I have added Level 1,2,3 Link Skill details :)

  108. Ayumilove Post author

    @Jadfihf The Merc: Thanks for your feedback. I’ll perform the necessary corrections :)

  109. Jadfihf The Merc

    Demon Impact is only 10 DF and hits 4 enemies for 6 attacks each not 30 DF and 3 enemies for 5 attacks. Dark Metamorphosis does 250% dmg now. Binding Darkness only does 700% and the DOT deals only 140%. And Demon Thrash makes final dmg only 220% now.

  110. Electrixcity

    Demon Impact is only 10 DF and hits 4 enemies for 6 attacks each not 30 DF and 3 enemies for 5 attacks

  111. Bryan

    Ayumi, how do I stop spamming cause everytime I go zakum, it says that it found some hacks so I ask maple and they said I was spamming so my demon impact is the strongest so I keep using it. Please reply thank you.

  112. aran888888

    The link skill is Fury Unleashed: deal 10%/15%/20% increased damage to bosses.

  113. Darkstar

    what is demon slayer link skill?

  114. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Reayldon, which skills are changed in Demon Slayer?

  115. Reayldon

    Ayumi, your skill guide has to be updated once more because there are some changes on the skills

  116. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi soh, Raven Storm is a 3rd job skill that recovers health for Demon Slayer.

  117. soh

    is there a skill to recover hp for demon slayer?

  118. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi soh, once your badly wounded, you will need to consume HP potions. This is very unlikely for Demon Avenger.

  119. soh

    do we have to keep using hp potions for demon slayer?

  120. soh

    link skills?

  121. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi soh, Demon Slayer is worth leveling till Level 120 for its Link Skills :) It’s quite fun to play since you have to keep switching skills instead of spamming 1. Plus, you are able to jump high, leap high and glide in air ;)

  122. soh

    is demon slayer worth leveling?

  123. Mitch

    Hello. What skill do I use for grinding mobs? For example, dimension invasion.demon cry is awesome but let’s face it, the damage isn’t enough. What skill is good for such grinding maps?

  124. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi dvdemon, its for both party member and Demon Slayer. Tested on my account.

  125. dvdemon

    The leech aura is just for party member, demon slayer can heal himself?

  126. dvdemon

    Hero’s will is for what job?

  127. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Jedadaya, the damage values for Demon Impact isn’t updated, but mostly all the skills are present. The damage you are seeing is before Demon Impact was nerfed. Now its 330% after nerf (lost 70% damage) :(

  128. Jedadaya

    I believe Demon Impact deals 330% on max lv. Is this guide updated?

  129. drakon23drag

    and theres a demon avenger so yeah

  130. drakon23drag

    didnt they changed the cap or max dmg to 50m now?

  131. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi josh, thanks for the notice. I’ll just remove that note :)

  132. josh

    Hey ayumi, isn’t demon slayer job advancements 30,60,100 now? XD
    I think it is for GMS anyways since I’m doing the build and I’ll have it exactly matched at lvl 60

  133. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi XJ, damage is high, higher against some of MapleStory Legends such as Mercedes. The damage done is much more stable compared to Demon Avenger as they do not require to maintain high HP to deal constant high damage.

  134. XJ

    hi Ayumi, i wan ask if demon slayer dmg high a not?

  135. emoThinker

    Sorry for the late reply Ayumi, I was kind’a caught in something for sometime. Anyways, I have seen Orange mushroom’s DS update and for metamorphosis, they had added a cooldown on it. Boundless rage’s cooldown was decreased. I am curorently trying to find back the page where I saw these changes but I am having trouble finding it. So I apologize if I am causing confusion… T.T

  136. Ayumilove Post author

    Thanks Seris for spotting the mistake! I have corrected the name from Demon Avenger to Demon Slayer.

  137. Seris

    Hey ayumi at the end of the 4th job explanation you put demon avenger instead of slayer. just thought i’m going to let you know C:

  138. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi KaiserNub, just spend all your SP into Hyper Skills on the moment you have access to them. Apply SP to those which is relevant to your job.

  139. Ayumilove Post author

    Thanks randomboy for the correction! I’ll be updating Demon Cry Fury Cost from 60 to 30.

  140. KaiserNub

    Can you make a guide on their hyper skills, like what you recommend we add and when we get those skill points?

  141. randomboy

    isnt demon cry’s fury cost 30? i think u made a mistake

  142. Isaac

    Ok thx

  143. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Issac, use 4th job skill Demon Impact for boss. Before using that as your primary attacking skill, casts Binding Darkness followed by Demon Cry. This helps in reducing enemy defense and accuracy (avoid their hits better). Replenish the Demon Cry every 15 second so each arm will reward you better EXP rate.

  144. Isaac

    Hi ayumi, when fighting zak, what skills do u reccomand that I kill the arms with?

  145. Tsurugi

    Maybe emoThinker was referring to the Demon Slayer’s post-Unlimited skills’ data, now seen on services which have Unlimited (KMS, MSEA, EMS), and will soon be seen on services getting Spark (GMS, JMS, CMS, TMS).

    That aside, the DS’s tactical power makes him one of the best, if not the best bosser. And I believe he’s the best all-rounder.

  146. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi emoThinker, which part of the guide needs updating?

  147. emoThinker

    Hey Ayumi, again loving your guide… xD But the Demon Slayer requires a bit of updating. Just a bit of a heads up for you. Thank you for the awesome guides!!!

  148. Isaac

    Hi ayumi, I have a demon slayer at 4th job. I went to buy barricade mastery 20 but everytime I use it, it fails. It failed 6 times already and I have don’t have much money left. What do I do?

  149. Daniel aoki

    Ermm, hi ayumi is ds get to lvl70 they will give a mastery book right?

  150. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Derek Chan, maybe GMS will unlock Demon Slayer when its holiday season or during the end of year or when they have some cool event.

  151. Derek Chan

    Hi there ayumi! I would like to ask when will there be the next release of Demon Slayer for maple story USA? :) it seems very appealing to me based on your comments! Im also plan to fund my Demon Slayer for Godly items! Any advise for funded Demon Slayers? :) Im currently full abyss sets but its still under cubing!

  152. Ayumilove Post author

    You’re most welcome lilazndorkiee. Thanks for stopping by to leave a comment :)

  153. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi DemonKidzz, Demon Avenger is slightly stronger than Demon Slayer when both are given the same equipment stats.

  154. DemonKidzz

    Is demon slayer or demon avenger much more stronger

  155. lilazndorkiee

    Thanks for the quick reply ^-^. Your guides are great :3

  156. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi lilazndorkiee, I deal the same damage around as you but at level 150 Demon Slayer since I’m using normal equips with only the weapon is potential :) After playing MapleStory for such a long time, I realized that once you obtain highest damage, the game feel boring and less entertaining. So at the end, I just equip with regular weapon and equip. I kinda regret that I burned 100+ miracle cubes just to get a godly potentialed item, which is not really worth it! If you still wish to continue this path of destruction, I have a safer way for you :) Check this guide out: which does not cost you real money.

  157. lilazndorkiee

    Hi Ayumi, I recently started playing maplestory and have been following your guide for Demon Slayer, right now I’m level 132 and grinding at LHC (if thats what its called) and a lot of people have commented saying my damage is pretty low, i do 20-35k to crocky the gatekeeper. Do you think that’s low, I am new and “unfunded”, do you have any ideas for ways that I could improve my damage :D? Thanks ^-^

  158. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Czin, try this guide out to improve your damage ;)

  159. Czin

    So, I was wondering if you were ever going to make a guide that helps newer players on gearing up and such? Im at level 110 with my DS and my damage range is depressing compared to the other people at my level.

  160. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Demonzen, Demon Slayer is stronger than Zen because Demon Slayer is actually a commander from the past, therefore, MapleStory Developers had made it such it is much stronger from the start, similarly to Kaiser which is stronger than a Dragon Knight :D It depends on the storyline on where they originate from. You can see another example where both Phantom Thief and Adventurer Thief are from the same class, but Phantom Thief have a nice history background fighting along with the Legendary Heroes. Therefore, it would be good to bump up his abilities abit to make him a little more unique and powerful than ordinary Explorer-Adventurer Thief.

  161. Demonzen

    Is demon slayer or zen stronger?

  162. Ayumilove Post author

    Thanks Sabrina for the correction! I have updated the Black-Hearted max level.

  163. Sabrina

    Hi Ayumi,
    Just a small correction. Black-hearted strength in 3rd job has a maximum level of 10, not 20. Thanks.

  164. Zero Series

    Hi Ayumi!

    Speculating that the equivalent of GMS’s Champions update (Legends’ return) might be on on March 13 — if MSEA has its way of copy-pasta (ehem) matching GMS’s patch history. Resistance revamp (aka Rise Against update in GMS) is what followed.

    Yeah, by the way, have come across good Hyper Skill builds for this one-demon/man army yet? :) Would like to see a good one from you, although I may mix and match, as well. Cheers!

  165. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Jett Tan, MapleSEA (Asiasoft) is still lagging quite far compared to the rest of the other MapleStory Servers (Korea, Japan, China, Taiwan, Global, Europe) where all of these already have Tempest Update but not available to MapleSEA. Having said that, the Demon Slayer release will be delayed for at least 3-6 months after Global receives it (since its the main that does the Korean translation). I guess MapleSEA would be combining multiple patches and releasing it in 1 big patch file (with revamps + new jobs). There are rumour stating that Asiasoft would only release new content when there are little MapleSEA player playing, a means to attract back customers/players. EDIT: I think Demon Slayer is already available in MapleSEA around 2012, unless they have locked it (made no more available for a period of time)

  166. jett tan

    when will demon slayer release again in maplestory malaysia???

  167. Yee

    now i saw it. thanks
    need many sb…

  168. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Yee, all skills in 4th Job that has max level of 20 and 30.

  169. Yee

    Hi ayumi. May i know 4th job which skill need mastery lvl 20 and 30? Thanks alot

  170. Joel

    Also,is there any Fury-Increasing equipment aside from the shields?

  171. Joel

    When was this last updated?

  172. Deity

    Is Demon Slayer still available in the USA?

  173. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Night,
    It depends on your preference. If you don’t use that many active skills at once and only spam your primary attacking skills, it would be nice to have Leech Aura to heal yourself while attacking :)

  174. Night

    Should Leech Aura not be maxed now since they’ve weaken the skill?

  175. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Ikrae, Baricade Mastery does not only raise your minimum damage, but it also improves weapon attack, which in return boost all attacking skills. Demon Cry is not spammable unless you have constant supply of Fury which makes training a little difficult in maps with low mobs. I agree about the 20% EXP boost, it helps a lot in training. You can max both parallel or one at a time.

    Regarding the Binding Darkness, it has a passive ability to allow your attacks (any skills) to ignore a portion of enemy’s defense, its a nice bonus.

  176. lkraie

    a question, does Binding Darkness’s passive of Ignore enemy def apply to all skills or only itself?

  177. lkraie

    Just my 2 dollars worth, shouldn’t 1 level of Metamorphosis be added early? 6% dmg and hp for a minute should be pretty decent for some bossing. Also, Demon cry should be maxed 1st instead of barricade. I find that at lower levels ( 120 to 130 ) the mastery doesn’t really boost the training speed significantly, the 20% exp boost does make a better difference I believe.