MapleStory Demon Slayer Skill Build Guide

MapleStory Resistance Demon Slayer Job Selection

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 Overview

CLASS: Resistance
EQUIPMENT TYPE: Warrior
PRIMARY WEAPON: Scepter, 1-handed blunt weapon, 1-handed axe
SECONDARY WEAPON: Force Shield
PRIMARY STAT: Strength (STR)
LINK SKILL: Fury Unleashed – Damage to Bosses +10/15/20%
CHARACTER CARD: Abnormal Stat Resist +1/2/3/4%

Demon Slayer Changelog

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 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.

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)

Summary: All Demon Slayer beginner job skills are maxed.

Skill Build: None.

Explanation:
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)

Explanation:
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 Dark Thrust.
1. Barbed Slash, Soul Eater, Dark Thrust (1)
2. Weapon Mastery (MAX)
3. Outrage (MAX)
4. Physical Training (MAX)
5. Soul Eater (MAX)
6. Vengeance (MAX)
7. Dark Thrust (18/20)
8. Chaos Lock (MAX)

Explanation:
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, max Soul Eater. 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 (Supportive)
Your cold, uncaring heart steels you against attacks, providing a temporary increases to DEF, Abnormal Status Resistance, and all Elemental Resistance.
Level 1: HP Cost: 110, DEF +10%, Abnormal Status Resistance +6%, All Elemental Resistance: +6%, Duration: 72.
Level 10: HP Cost: 200, DEF +100%, Abnormal Status Resistance +60%, All Elemental Resistance: +60%, Duration: 180.

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)

Explanation:
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 of 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 on multiple nearby enemies. Enemies will suffer a hit to DEF, ATT, and Accuracy while your EXP and item drop rate increase.
Level 1: HP Cost: 400, Fury Cost: 30, Attack Count: 6, Damage: 156%, Max Monsters Hit: 15. For 10 sec, Enemy Attack and Defense -5%, Accuracy -5%. EXP and item drop rate: +5%.
Level 30: HP Cost: 400, Fury Cost: 30, Attack Count: 6, Damage: 270%, Max Monsters Hit: 15. For 15 sec, Enemy Attack and Defense -15%, Accuracy -15%. EXP and item drop rate: +15%.

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. Barricade Mastery (MAX)
3. Demon Cry (MAX)
4. Dark Metamorphosis (MAX)
5. Demon Impact (MAX)
6. Boundless Rage (MAX)
7. Binding Darkness (MAX)
8. Maple Warrior (MAX)
9. Leech Aura (MAX)
10. Obsidian Skin (MAX)
11. Infernal Concussion (MAX)

Explanation:
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
Ignores attack reflect on all attacks for 20 sec. Passive effect: Ignore attack reflect effects on Dark Metamorphosis.

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.

For Liberty
Required Level: 200
Materializes the will of the Resistance to increase attack power. The wish of the Resistance who dream of freedom and liberty in the Maple World becomes concrete, increasing your and Resistance in your party’s damage by 10% and maximum damage by 5,000,000 for 60 seconds. There is a cooldown of 120 seconds.

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. For Liberty (MAX)
9. Hyper Strength (MAX)
10. Hyper Health (MAX)
11. Hyper Fury (MAX)
12. Hyper Weapon Defense (MAX)
13. Hyper Magic Defense (MAX)
14. Hyper Critical Rate (MAX)

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

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

Medals
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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79 thoughts on “MapleStory Demon Slayer Skill Build Guide

  1. 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?

  2. 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.

  3. 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).

  4. Jax

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

  5. Ayumilove Post author

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

  6. 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,

  7. Ayumilove Post author

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

  8. Ayumilove Post author

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

  9. 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.

  10. Electrixcity

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

  11. 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.

  12. Ayumilove Post author

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

  13. 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 ;)

  14. 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?

  15. 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) :(

  16. 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

  17. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi XJ, damage is high, higher against some of MapleStory Legends such as Mercedes. But damage is not stable. Always need to maintain high HP for high damage.

  18. 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

  19. Ayumilove Post author

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

  20. 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:

  21. 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.

  22. Ayumilove Post author

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

  23. KaiserNub

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

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

  26. 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!!!

  27. 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?

  28. 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.

  29. 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!

  30. Ayumilove Post author

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

  31. Ayumilove Post author

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

  32. 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: http://ayumilove.net/best-maplestory-methods-to-increase-damage-guide/ which does not cost you real money.

  33. 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 ^-^

  34. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Czin, try this guide out to improve your damage ;) http://ayumilove.net/best-maplestory-methods-to-increase-damage-guide/

  35. 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.

  36. 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.

  37. Sabrina

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

  38. 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!

  39. 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)

  40. 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 :)

  41. 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.

  42. lkraie

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

  43. 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.