MapleStory Evan Skill Build Guide V1

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Introduction

MapleStory Evan Job Selection

Evan is not one of the heroes that fought the Black Mage personally, he is part of an ancient line of dragon masters that was nearly wiped out by the Black Mage when he fought the legendary heroes. who has a flying dragon that fights along with him. Evan’s primary stat is INT (Intellect) while secondary stat is LUK (Luck). Evan is the only class that does not depend on job advancement, rather towards to the growth of his/her dragon. Each growth introduces a new skill that he or the dragon unlocks. Some new skills are obtain via quests, therefore you will gain more SP within each growth compared to what normally other jobs get 3 SP per level. [NOTE] Some Evan skills requires NX Cash Mastery Book to fully max the skill. If you intend to level up pass Level 100, do consider purchasing them. Otherwise, training will be miserably difficult with half-baked skills against higher level monsters.

Evan Storyline
It all started when Freud/Freed (a heroic magician and researcher) had a great desire of finding a way to have dragons and human live together peacefully. He meets Afrien, King of Onyx Dragon who shares the same philosophical love for all lifeforms. Both took this opportunity to pledge each other by bounding themselves with powerful rituals and spells to create a Spirit Pact. Under this pact, 2 spirits become 1 resulting an unbreakable bond even past death and also making them more powerful than being apart.

Then Black Mage came into Maple World and discovered that Onyx Dragon has great power which he can exploit. On one night while Freud was away, Black Mage meets with the great Onyx Dragon King, Afrien. He asked Afrien to join him and betray Freud and humans. He promised Afrien that working together with him makes both of them even more powerful than they could ever imagine. King of Dragon explained that the source of Onyx’s power was from the love and trust from Spirit Pact. He could not betray his friend Freud nor would break Spirit Pact if he could.

Black Mage researched a way to break the Spirit Pact forcefully and eventually came up with a possible solution by trapping Afrien’s partner (Freud) in ice forever. He launched a devastating attack on both of them and succeeded in separating them before he cast his ice curse on Freud. Afrien threw himself in front of his friend to protect him. Though the plan was not completely successful, Black Mage plan to break the Spirit Pack has been achieved. Afrien had left behind a dragon egg, and as long as this egg existed there is a chance where a future hero who comes along and re-establish the Spirit Pack. Freud escaped with the egg and hid it where it might eventually be found.

Evan, the only child of a pig-farmer found the Onyx Dragon Egg and took care of it until it hatches and matures to an adult Onyx Dragon. Both of them reforge old bonds and Spirit Pact. Onyx Dragon will rise again with his fellow companion and use this power for justice and peace! NOTE: Evan wasn’t the person who fought against Black Mage a century ago with the other 4 MapleStory Legendary Heroes.

MapleStory Evan AP Stat Build
MapleStory Evan Training Spots Level 1-200

Evan 1st Growth Skills (Level 10 – 20)

MapleStory Evan Magic Missile Magic Missile (Active)
Attack 1 enemy 2 times with magical bolt.
LV1: -10 MP, 95% Damage.
LV20: -20 MP, 190% Damage.

MapleStory Evan Dragon Soul Dragon Soul (Passive)
Permanently increases Attack Speed, Magic Attack, Physical and Magical Defenses and Movement Speed.
LV1: +1 Magic ATT, +12 Defense, +1 Speed.
LV20: +20 Magic ATT, +145 Defense, +10 Speed.

Evan 1st Growth Skill Build: Everything maxed except Magic Missile.
1. Add 1 SP into Magic Missile.
2. Max Dragon Soul.
3. Dump remaining SP into Magic Missile.

Explanation:
Dragon Soul passive buff helps in all levels whereas Magic Missile will be replaced with a far more powerful skill in Evan 2nd Growth.

Evan 2nd Growth Skills (Level 20 – 30)

MapleStory Evan Fire Circle Fire Circle (Active)
Attack 6 enemies with flame.
LV1: -12 MP, 185% Damage.
LV1: -20 MP, 280% Damage.

MapleStory Evan Teleport Teleport (Active)
Allows you to teleport a short distance within map using arrow keys. Higher skill level increases the distance of teleportation, vertically and horizontally.
LV1: -50 MP.
LV20: -12 MP

Evan 2nd Growth Skill Build: Everything maxed except Fire Circle.
1. Add 1 SP into Fire Circle.
2. Max Teleport and Fire Circle.

Explanation:
The teleportation at Level 1 cost way too much MP for training purposes. Therefore, max it first to reduce MP consumption while making it easier to travel wide maps especially ones that has many platforms. Next, max Fire Circle to improve its damage for a faster kill.

Evan 3rd Growth Skills (Level 30 – 40)

MapleStory Evan Lightning Bolt Lightning Bolt (Active)
Attack 8 enemies with lightning bolt.
LV1: -16 MP, 245% Damage.
LV20: -28 MP, 340% Damage.

MapleStory Evan Magic Guard Magic Guard (Supportive)
Temporarily distribute a portion of damage received by deducting MP instead of HP. If you MP reaches 0, HP takes the full damage.
LV1: -21 MP, 1% Damage Distributed. Lasts 125 sec.
LV20: -30 MP, 85% Damage Distributed. Lasts 600 sec.

Evan 3rd Growth Skill Build: Everything maxed except Lightning Bolt.
1. Cap Lightning Bolt (13/20)
2. Max Magic Guard.

Explanation:
In this 3rd Growth, you will not have sufficient SP (Skill Points) to max both skills. Therefore, cap Lightning Bolt and the remaining SP is used to max Magic Guard. Lightning Bolt is very useful against monsters that are located platform just a little above you where most Evan attacking skills could not reach. Magic Guard is very useful at level 90+ where monsters deals high physical damage.

Evan 4th Growth Skills (Level 40 – 50)

MapleStory Evan Ice Breath Ice Breath (Active)
Attack 8 enemies that has a chance to temporarily freeze enemies.
LV1: -14 MP, 256% Damage, 33% chance to Freeze enemies for 2 sec.
LV20: -34 MP, 470% Damage, 90% chance to Freeze enemies for 5 sec.

MapleStory Evan Spell Mastery Spell Mastery (Passive)
Permanently increases magic mastery, magic attack and critical hit rate.
LV1: 14% Magic Mastery, +1 Magic ATT, +1% Critical Hit Rate.
LV10: 50% Magic Mastery, +10 Magic ATT, +10% Critical Hit Rate.

MapleStory Evan High Wisdom High Wisdom (Passive)
Permanently increases Intellect (INT).
LV1: +4 INT.
LV10: +40 INT.

Evan 4th Growth Skill Build: Everything maxed except Ice Breath.
1. Add 1 SP into Ice Breath.
2. Max Magic Mastery, High Wisdom.
3. Dump remaining SP into Ice Breath.

Explanation:
If you want more MaxMP per level, max High Wisdom first since more INT allows you to build up your MaxMP early on. However, this will slow down your leveling experience unless you have your way of grinding (leeching from Party Quests or party kills).

Evan 5th Growth Skills (Level 50 – 60)

MapleStory Evan Magic Flare Magic Flare (Active)
Attack 8 enemies with that has a chance to temporarily stun enemies.
LV1: -18 MP, 358% Damage, 33% chance to Freeze enemies for 3 sec.
LV20: -34 MP, 510% Damage, 90% chance to Freeze enemies for 4 sec.

MapleStory Evan Magic Shield Magic Shield (Supportive)
Temporarily protect self and party members with a shield that absorbs a portion of damage received by them and also increases weapon defense and MaxHP of all party members. This skill has a cooldown of 90 seconds.
LV1: -20 MP, 1% Damage Absorption, +120 Weapon DEF, +1% MaxHP. Lasts 15 sec.
LV10: -40 MP, 10% Damage Absorption, +300 Weapon DEF, +10% MaxHP. Lasts 60 sec.

MapleStory Evan Elemental Decrease Elemental Decrease (Supportive)
Temporarily decreases skill elemental attributes (holy/fire/ice/lightning/poison).
LV1: -14 MP, -10% Attribute, Lasts 120 sec.
LV10: -50 MP, -100% Attribute, Lasts 300 sec.

Evan 5th Growth Skill Build: Everything maxed.
1. Max Magic Flare, Magic Shield and Elemental Decrease.

Explanation:
Magic Flare will be your primary attacking skill during this growth so max this first to level up quickly. You will not need Elemental Decrease since it will be better to train against monster who are weak against your Onyx Dragon’s element unless you have no other better damaging skills against that particular enemy.

Evan 6th Growth Skills (Level 60 – 80)

MapleStory Evan Critical Magic Critical Magic (Passive)
Increases your Critical Hit Rate and minimum Critical Damage.
LV15: +30% Crit Rate, +15% Min Crit Damage.

MapleStory Evan Dragon Thrust Dragon Thrust (Active)
Attack 8 enemies 3 times while knock-backing them.
LV20: 34 MP, 200% Damage.

MapleStory Evan Magic Booster Magic Booster (Supportive)
Temporarily reduces regular and skill attack delay.
LV20: 38 MP, Lasts 300 sec.

MapleStory Evan Dragon Blink Dragon Blink (Active)
Teleport to a random location of the map. The MP cost and cooldown time decreases as Skill Level increases.
LV1: 165 MP, Cooldown 27 sec.
LV10: 30 MP, Cooldown 0 sec.

Evan 6th Growth Skill Build: Everything maxed except Dragon Thrust.
1. Add 1 SP into Critical Magic and Dragon Thrust.
2. Cap Dragon Thrust at Level 15.
3. Max Critical Magic, Magic Booster, Dragon Blink.
4. Dump remaining SP into Dragon Thrust.

Evan 7th Growth Skills (Level 80 – 100)

MapleStory Evan Magic Amplification Magic Amplification (Passive)
Permanently increases the MP cost and the Magic Attack of your magic skills.
LV15: 150% MP Cost, 150% Magic Attack.

MapleStory Evan Fire Breath Fire Breath (Active)
Attack 8 enemies 1 time and has a chance to stun them.
LV20: 40 MP, 700% Damage, 30% chance to stun for 5 sec.

MapleStory Evan Killer Wings Killer Wings (Active)
Brands an enemy with a Dragon seal. Your following attacks focus on that enemy, and the enemy takes damage over time.
LV10: 35 MP, 500% Damage, DoT 90% for 6 sec.

MapleStory Evan Magic Resistance Magic Resistance (Supportive)
Temporarily increases the magic resistance and Magic DEF for all party members nearby.
LV10: 36 MP, +20% Magic Resistance, +100 Magic Defense for 150 sec.

MapleStory Dragon Spark Dragon Spark (Passive)
Grants a chance to deal additional damage after an attack.
LV10: 40% chance to deal 200% additional damage.

Evan 7th Growth Skill Build: Everything maxed except Fire Breath.
1. Add 1 SP into Fire Breath.
2. Max Magic Amplification, Dragon Spark.
3. Cap Fire Breath at Level 15.
4. Max Killer Wings and Magic Resistance.
5. Dump remaining SP into Fire Breath.

Evan 8th Growth Skills (Level 100 – 120)

MapleStory Evan Dragon Fury Dragon Fury (Passive)
When your MP is within a certain range, your Magic Attack increases. This effect disappears once your MP is out of that range.
LV5: +35% Magic Attack if MP is within 30% to 100% of Max MP.

MapleStory Evan Earthquake Earthquake (Active)
Attack 10 enemies 1 time around you.
LV20: 49 MP, 720% Damage.

MapleStory Evan Phantom Imprint Phantom Imprint (Active)
Creates a pentacle that puts a curse on a target enemy. Cursed enemies temporarily take more damage.
LV10: 40 MP, 440% Damage, Cursed Enemy absorbs +20% Damage for 15 sec.

MapleStory Evan Recovery Aura Recovery Aura (Active)
Creates a recovery aura around you for a short time. The HP and MP of all party members within the aura will be continuously restored. Cooldown 1 minute for all skill levels.
LV5: 50 HP MP, +100% MP every 45 sec.

MapleStory Evan Onyx Shroud Onyx Shroud
Temporarily increases Avoidability rate for party members.
LV15: 70 MP, +20% Avoid for 180 sec.

MapleStory Evan Teleport Mastery Teleport Mastery (Toggle ON/OFF)
[REQUIRE] Max Teleport.
When activated, 6 enemies at the teleport location will take damage and become Stunned. Also, permanently increases teleport distance. This skill can be toggled on and off with the skill key.
LV10: 20 MP, 300% Damage, 80% chance to stun for 4 sec. +20 Teleport Distance.

Evan 8th Growth Skill Build: Everything maxed.
1. Add 1 SP into Earthquake, Teleport Mastery.
2. Max Dragon Fury, Earthquake and Teleport Mastery.
3. Max Recovery Aura, Onyx Shroud and Phantom Imprint.

Explanation:
Earthquake will be Evan’s primary attacking skill in 8th Growth as it is very efficient in clearing mobs in front and back of you. Take note that you can turn off the screen shake in MapleStory System Settings should you get headache from shaking effect! Max Dragon Fury first to boost your min max damage by maintaining your MP at certain level. Next, max Teleport Mastery to further improve the distance it can travel. Once these 3 essential skills are maxed, the remaining skills can be max in the order of your preference.

Evan 9th Growth Skills (Level 120 – 160)

MapleStory Evan Maple Warrior Maple Warrior (Supportive)
Temporarily boost all stats by percentage.
LV1: 10 MP, +1% All Stats, Lasts 30 sec.
LV30: 70 MP, +15% All Stats, Lasts 900 sec.

MapleStory Evan Magic Mastery Magic Mastery (Passive)
[REQUIRE] Spell Mastery.
[NOTE] This skill is unlocked using Magic Mastery Skill Book.
Permanently increases Spell Matery, Magic Attack and Minimum Critical Damage.
LV30: 70% Mastery, +30 Magic Attack, +15% Min Critical Damage.

MapleStory Evan Illusion Illusion (Active)
Attacks 1 enemy 4 times while ignoring a portion of its defense and has a chance to stun.
LV30: 48 MP, 380% Damage, Ignores 20% Defense, 40% chance to stun.

MapleStory Evan Flame Wheel Flame Wheel (Active)
[NOTE] This skill is unlocked using Flame Wheel Skill Book.
Attack 10 enemies 3 times while putting them on flames which deal damage overtime (DoT).
LV30: 42 MP, 390% Damage, DoT 6% for 25 sec.

MapleStory Evan Hero's Will Hero’s Will
Removes all status effects such as Cursed/Seduce.
LV1: 30 MP, Cooldown 600 sec.
LV5: 30 MP, Cooldown 360 sec.

Evan 9th Growth Skill Build: Everything maxed.
1. Add 1 SP into Flame Wheel.
2. Max Magic Mastery, Flame Wheel and Illusion.
3. Max Maple Warrior and Hero’s Will.

Evan 10th Growth Skills (Level 160 – 200)

MapleStory Evan Blessing of the Onyx Blessing of the Onyx (Supportive)
Temporarily increase magic attack, magic defense and physical defense.
LV1: 32 MP, +310 Weapon Defense and Magic Defense, +11 Magic Attack for 60 sec.
LV25: 80 MP, +550 Weapon Defense and Magic Defense, +35 Magic Attack for 180 sec.

MapleStory Evan Blaze Blaze (Active)
Attack 1 target 3 times while ignoring a portion of enemy defense and has a chance to stun them.
LV1: 30 MP, 304% Damage, 42% Stun Rate, Stun for 2 sec, Ignores 6% Defense.
LV30: 50 MP, 420% Damage, 100% Stun Rate, Stun for 4 sec, Ignores 35% Defense.

MapleStory Evan Dark Fog Dark Fog (Active)
[NOTE] This skill is unlocked using Dark Fog Skill Book.
Attack 15 enemies 1 time in the entire screen.
LV30: 600 MP, 2100% Damage, +20% Critical Rate for this skill. Cooldown 20 sec.

MapleStory Evan Soul Stone Soul Stone (Supportive)
[NOTE] This skill is unlocked using Soul Stone Skill Book.
Temporarily buff 6 party members with a life insurance. If they die while the buff is active, they will be resurrected.
LV20: 100 MP, Resurrected party member will have 80% HP replenish. Lasts 300 sec.

MapleStory Evan Onyx Will Onyx Will (Supportive)
Temporarily allows you to reduce damage absorbed from enemies attacks and allows you to withstand their knockback also known as stance.
LV20: 70 MP, -15% Damage Taken for 107 seconds. 90% Stance.

Evan 10th Growth Skill Build: Everything maxed.
1. Add 1 SP into Dark Fog, Soul Stone and Blaze.
2. Max Blaze, Blessing of the Onyx and Onyx Will.
3. Max Soul Stone and Dark Fog.

Evan Hyper Skills

Blaze – Reinforce (Level 155) +20% Damage.
Blaze – Ignore Guard (Level 177) +20% Ignore Defense.
Blaze – Persist (Level 195) +4 seconds stun.
Dark Fog – Reinforce (Level 149) +20% Damage.
Dark Fog – Cooltime Reduce (Level 168) -20% Cooldown Delay.
Dark Fog – Split Damage (Level 189) -50% Damage. Doubles Attack Times.
Illusion – Reinforce (Level 143) +20% Damage.
Illusion – Add Range (Level 162) +40 Range.
Illusion – Ignore Guard (Level 183) +20% Ignore Defense.

Frenzied Soul (Level 150) The soul stone increases you and your party’s damage by 30% for 30 seconds. There is a cooldown of 90 seconds.

Summon Onyx Dragon (Level 170) Summon an ancient Onyx Dragon to help you fight for 30 seconds, attacking up to 8 enemies for 1000% damage. There is a cooldown of 90 seconds.

Hero’s Oath (Level 200) The oath of the Maple heroes gives them and other Hero classes in their party 10% increased damage and the ability to pass the damage cap by up to 50,000 for 60 seconds. There is a cooldown of 120 seconds.

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88 thoughts on “MapleStory Evan Skill Build Guide V1

  1. NgZL

    Hi Ayumilove, may I know how to max my dragon thrust skill (6th growth), because I didn’t saw any story quest in my tab and I left my skill at 19 level.I am a 120 level Evan.

  2. Jack

    Ayumilove. Hi its me again. I wan to know that will Demon Avenger (which recommended from u) low potential at late game (means after lvl 120) ?

  3. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Jack, if you would like to play a job that has unique battle system, you can try Angelic Buster, Luminous, Kaiser, Demon Avenger and Demon Slayer. Demon Avenger is a good starting point to farm meso since you will be indestructible against regular monster and mini boss except you kill yourself with your own skill or when boss inflicts 1HP/1MP Reduction skill. Once RED patch is up, you can move on to leveling some Adventurer character such as Cleric.

  4. Jack

    Ayumilove. Hi i have 3 years no play maple dy. Can you recommend a job for me? I m wonder which job is nice.

    - I am poor and I hope that i can play it using low funded.

  5. neokasey82

    Hey, what level do you get the dragon mount? Is it free? If not, how much does it cost? Either way I want to know how to get it.

  6. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi EvanClass, you can use it without doing Evan Quest. Some Evan quest gives some free SP. So be sure to do it, otherwise you’re wasting those freebies :D

  7. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Vizer33, previously Dual Blade and Evan are special class that requires players to purchase skill books from Cash Shop. Not sure how it goes now, maybe MapleSEA has changed it but other region may yet to follow suite.

  8. Vizer33

    OMG!!! But in Maplesea (South East Asia Server) Evan does not require us to buy magic guard skill book in cash shop to upgrade it’s master level to 20… wtf is wrong with GMS…

  9. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Shadowolfcub, skill books are dropped from bosses. I have yet to get a skill book from Mystery Mastery Book.

  10. Shadowolfcub

    hey ayumi are there quest to get the skill books or can you get them only through fighting bosses??

  11. Ashki

    Thanks Necronicone. I was tripping out! didn’t think i would need a mastery book so soon. Also I have exactly 15 points to put into magic guard right now.

  12. Necronicone

    Ashki, I encountered the same problem as well and found out that magic guard is a spell that now requires you to buy the mastery book with nx to reach mastery.

    I think it’s important to note that, through the sp gained from story quests, you do get to max out all your abilities (instead of capping them below mastery level) eventually. (needs confirmation after fourth growth)

    Also, any growth that has had a mastery book used for one of its abilities will eventually have one point left over without anywhere to put it. (that scared me until i found out it was normal)

  13. Ashki

    ok so it says max level is 5 but when you hover your mouse over the icon it shows the stats for next level??

  14. Ashki

    hay Ayumi, love your guides they help me heaps.
    Just wanted you to know in third growth they changed magic guard so that you only need 5 skill points to max it.

  15. KumoriRyuX

    I’m missing 2 sp for 5th growth, and i have completed all the story quests except making a saddle…

  16. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Nylate, for my Evan, I just walk instead of teleport due to the massive lag/delay of the teleportation lol. Once you reach the 9th growth (where you unlock Flame Wheel) you will save your time walking but killing enemies at super long range.

  17. Nylate

    Hi Ayumi!
    Currently raising my Evan. Magic guard in 3rd job on GMS is maxed at 5. After lvl 37 you have nothing to put points into o.O?

    This class seems to lack all round… Don’t even know why they bothered giving him blink with such a horrid blink distance and massive delay.

  18. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Hjx, sorry for the late reply. I recommend you to purchase Flame Wheel Skill Book from Free Market. It’s definitely worth the price. For my Evan, it speeds up my training far quicker compared to Evans’s previous grown primary skills such as Earthquake, Fire Breath and Dragon Thrust. If you don’t have sufficient meso to fund it, perhaps you can look for people who are willing to take you to Chaos Zakum or Hard Hilla Raids. There has higher chance of obtaining skill books. MapleSEA drop rate for Normal/Regular Zakum is minuscule.

  19. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Shane, I have account in different MapleStory region, therefore I can play in many areas :D

  20. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Blazeman22, I think Evan Mastery Books are now available from Mystery Mastery Books.

  21. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Blazeman22, I have updated the Evan 3rd Growth Evolution. Thanks for the notice!

  22. blazeman22

    oh and what u write in the explanation for 3rd evolution and what u write for the skill build are complete opposites

  23. blazeman22

    um where do u get the Nx cash mastery books? i looked and i can’t find any mastery books related to this class in the cash shop

  24. hjx

    Where would you advise me to get the core(or skillbook)for flame wheel?Because i have been zaking the normal zakum but did not give out any of the core.

  25. Its Me

    Hey AyumiLove theres something wrong in the Evan 3rd growth skill build :) check it up

  26. anonymous

    hi ayumi, magic flare skill description says it stuns but it mentions freeze in its skill level description. I don’t know which one it is but I don’t think magic flare freezes :)

  27. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi topsycrets, you could try Kaiser, Kanna, Mercedes, Dual Blades, Hayato and Demon Slayer for that matter :)

  28. DeSnowy

    Sure, there’s Mercedes, but it’s hard to increase danage without funding. There’s also Aran, dual blade and demon slayer.

  29. topsycrets

    Don’t like that. i really hate those 2 spells. Any class that doesn’t rely on only 1 or 2 spells later on?

  30. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi topsycreyts, Evan uses Flame Wheel and Earthquake for training. Flame Wheel for far range attack whereas Earthquake is for multiple platforms (effects both above and bottom platform).

  31. DeSnowy

    @topsycrets for 1v1 battles, illusion is more commonly used as it is faster than blaze and hits more. The mobbing skill would still be flame wheel.

  32. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi edeathd, lasts means the duration of the buff. I’ll re-edit the skill description to avoid future misunderstanding by MapleStory players. Thanks for the heads up!

  33. edeathd

    just noticed something odd..
    Soul Stone (Supportive)
    Temporarily buff 6 party members with a life insurance. If they die while the buff is active, they will be resurrected.
    LV20: 100 MP, Resurrected party member will have 80% HP replenish. Lasts 300 sec.

    Lasts 300 sec.
    what does that mean?

  34. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Sunday03, ask yourself this question. Do you like to play as a supportive character role or an attacker role? I play a Bishop before and it lacks the amount of raw power to dish out against enemy which in short, kills enemy very slowly as compared to solo attacker such as Thief Assassin. Bishop have been nerfed a lot. Previously, they were famous for its ability to train leechers with its ultimate spammable attack “Genesis”. If you are the opposite type of person of Bishop, then go ahead with Evan. If you are new to this game, I suggest to try out Demon Avenger. It’s undefeatable/unkillable. It is the only job/class in MapleStory that I have not being killed by monsters as its max health is the highest among all jobs including warrior.

  35. Nick

    Hey Ayumi! Is illusion better than blaze for soloing bosses? I am somewhat confused about which one would be better

  36. Ame

    There seems to be discrepancies in the information of the 3rd growth skill build. The explanation and the actual skill build conflict. Makes me kinda confused @.@ haha

  37. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Jason, I for one do not buy meso in exchange for real money as I don’t condone that act. This same applies with purchasing meso with money bag from Cash Shop as this basically ruins the in-game experience. I have friends who purchase them. Basically, the process of purchasing meso is kinda tricky to avoid getting banned/suspended by the official MapleStory Game Master or Moderator. STEP1: Once the meso seller receives real money from you, he will purchase a FreeMarket coupon shop for you to setup in FreeMarket Channel Room 1-20 by sending it as a gift to your IGN character. STEP2: Seller asks you to purchase (1000 arrow per barrel) from Potion Shop and price each arrow at 5 million meso in your FreeMarket shop. STEP3: Once you have setup your FreeMarket, the seller will go to your shop in FreeMarket and purchase those arrows at that price until you receive the targeted amount. Example: If you purchase 1billion meso for $10 USD, meso seller purchase 200 arrows from your shop. 200 x 5million meso = 1 billion meso.

  38. Jason

    Hi Ayumil, How are you sure that these Meso sites and actually safe and how does those people on that site give you the mesos? Do they come directly to you or what?

  39. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi darkmoon53, there are few ways to earn that sum of money. Easiest way is to purchase NX Gachapon Tickets, go to one of the Gachapon NPC in a town, and hopefully be lucky to get a high demand item that cost few millions. Rinse and repeat until you achieve 10 million mesos. Second method is to purchase meso from meso website such as http://www.ogpal.com or http://www.gamekoo.com Both meso sites are for GMS (Global MapleStory). Third way would be trade an item with the person who has an extra dragon sattle that they do not need. Fourth way is to hunt monster drops and sell them in Free Market until you get 10 million meso. Fifth method is to give services to players such as Boss Raid (Zakum, Hilla, Targa, Scarlion) each round earn 1-10 million meso where players can just grab the nice stats hats/helms.

  40. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Iwillbeehere, for me I train at Haunted Mansion from Level 55 to 90 on Twisted Jesters or complete Chryse Quest at Level 50 to 60. For more training spots, check this guide http://ayumilove.net/best-maplestory-training-spots-guide/

  41. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Aegis, playing MapleStory is a way to spend your leisure time. Make both low level characters Evan and Battlemage and see which 1 suits your playing style. Then proceed with the one you like the most. For me, its not about hitting damage cap because its irrelevant since both can hit damage cap after acquiring the necessary funds to purchase godly scrolled equip + other methods to increase the damage. It’s more about whether you like to play that character.

  42. Aegis

    Hi ayumi. I’m aegis. I have 200% int, I already have dmg cap hitting lvl 200 lumi. Now..before I waste my time making this evan, I do not have pro staff or wand, which will hit more dmg? Battlemage or Evan? I have all Evan mastery books and all Battlemage masters. And loads of nx for 2x. So tell me what am I to do?:) thanks you!
    -Aegis

  43. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Evanicaboy, both are good in their respective ways. I have not much experience with Evan, therefore, I can’t give a concrete review on Evan on this matter :) However, I could say that by equipping any other of this jobs with godly scrolled equipment (with 6 lines potential from both regular and advanced potential scrolls), you will hit max damage cap. This can be easily obtained with the help of 3 deck cards and link skills. KMS Players have already achieved this spending tons of NX Cash which I find it kinda waste of money when compared to purchasing a PS3 (PlayStation 3 + games) which provides better value and gaming experience :)

  44. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Sher, if you do not do any side quests, you will not be able to max out all the skills listed above because some quests give 1 SP (Skill Point) which you can allocate to a skill. By completing all Evan’s side quest, you will be able to gain sufficient SP to max the skills. Unless you are power leveling (gaining levels quickly through pure training or leeching without doing quests except Job Advancement Quest), you will not be able to max out all the skills as shown above. However, as you progress higher in the Evan Growth Tier, you will not have any Evan Side Quests to do, meaning you won’t have additional SP provided to you from the side quests. As a result, some of the skills above can’t be maxed due to insuffcient SP allocated at that tier and you will need to wisely place the SP into the essential skills (skills that you feel its important/used-often)

  45. Sher

    Hi Ayumi, great guide! Definitely helped me A LOT, been refering to this since level 1 :) Still a little confused tho, will Evans eventually get every skill maxed thru leveling & evan quests?

    For example: You said: “Evan 6th Growth Skill Build: Everything maxed except Dragon Thrust.”

    So for the 6th growth skill build, I would be able to max everything except 1 skill? (eg: Dragon Thrust)

    Thanks in advance!

  46. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Evanicaboy, jobs that has hyper skills will require skill points to unlock them :) If you see it grayed out in your skill window and your level is 140, it means that the hyper skill it not implemented yet. Or you have not reached the minimum level requirement.

  47. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Evanicaboy, jobs that has hyper skills will require skill points to unlock them :) If you see it grayed out in your skill window and your level is 140, it means that the hyper skill it not implemented yet. Or you have not reached the minimum level requirement.

  48. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi HappyEvan, basically Evan shared the same pros and cons like a regular Magician including the equipment they use, just that they uses a unique job advancement known as growth since the dragon aid is becoming more powerful as you level up. I heard that some skills require Mastery Books purchased from Cash Shop. That might be a con, similar to Dual Blades.

  49. Simon Ng

    Evan growth 5th my Elemental Decrease only can up lvl 3 no what you said how come like that ?

  50. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Scarlion, both Battle Mage and Evan has their own strength and weaknesses. Evan has multiple skills which can easily cater for solo or mobbing whereas Battle Mage damage isn’t so great for solo boss but they do pack a punch when mobbing.

  51. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Evan, Blaze is stronger than Illusion. However, if your Blaze is dealing the max cap damage, switch to Illusion to deal max damage + extra 1 attack. I have seen few Evan at LHC (Lion Heart Castle) training on Bearwolf dealing max damage with Illusion (just to show) but its best to use Flame Wheel for more than 1 enemy.

  52. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Hjx, you can unlock Summon Onyx Dragon Hyper Skill at Level 170. I have added Hyper Skills information in the Evan Guide.

  53. Maplechristian

    Hi ayumi I was just wondering if you could possibly port the skill videos or if you could make one? And also could you post the stats for 10 th growth blaze? Thanks

  54. RaikaZero

    For 9th job+ you need Mastery Books to learn the skill then more mastery books to master them.

    So for 9th job Im just stuck with Illusion and MW.

  55. cindy

    Awesome guide, however for the 6th through 10th jobs do all the skills still get maxed it is not mentioned. If they don’t get maxed which skills are worth maxing and which are not. Another question I’ve noticed that certain skills for the Evan can be advanced but I’m not quite sure how, could you explain how to do this.