MapleStory Evan Skill Build Guide

MapleStory Evan Job Selection
MapleStory Evan Skill Build Guide: Evan (KR:에반) is one of the six Heroes who is part of the Magician branch. This class is unique because Evan use his dragon (Mir) to fight instead of his weapon. Evan starts his journey on a farm as the son of a farmer. He can use a Wand or a Staff as his primary weapon, and Documents or shields as his secondary weapon. 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. Evan’s primary stat is INT (Intellect).

Evan Overview

CLASS: Hero.
EQUIPMENT TYPE: Magician, Dragon Equipment (unique offhand equipment)
PRIMARY WEAPON: Staff, Wand
SECONDARY WEAPON: Document, Shield
PRIMARY STAT: Intelligence (INT)
LINK SKILL: Rune Persistence
CHARACTER CARD: +70% chance to restore MP +2/4/6/8% on hit every 60 sec
JOB SKILLS: I: EvanII: EvanIII: EvanIV: EvanHyper Skills

Evan Related Guides

MapleStory Evan Skill Build Guide (KMS Version)
MapleStory Evan Skill Build Guide (Latest Version)
MapleStory Evan Skill Build Guide V1

Evan Changelog

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.157 – Shinning Stars (2014-12-03)
GMS v.149 – Legacy of Nine (2014-05-12)
GMS v.148 – Grand Athenaeum (2014-03-26)
GMS v.143 – RED Part 1: First Impact (2013-12-04)
GMS v.142 – Dawnveil Demons of Tynerum (2013-10-16)
GMS v.137 – Unleashed (2013-06-19)

Pros and Cons

+ Elemental damage. High base damage. Excellent defense.
+ Unbelievable fast attacks.
+ Decent across map movement. (Dragon Blinking)
+ Can revive up to 6 people (7 with Combat Orders).
+ Decent Party skills.
+ Extra 15% damage for party at mob/boss.
+ Stance.
+ Decent survivability (Magic Guard Buff and HP/Def from Party Shield Buff).
+ Doesn’t rely on weapon speed.
+ Easy to fund.
+ Unique Growth system.
+ Motivation to reach higher levels for the final growth.
– Needs to be 170+ to barely touch their true potential.
– Relies on dispel-able Magic Guard Buff against high damage dealing monsters/bosses.
– High MP to cast attacks.
– Needs to switch skills when a boss summons. Annoying.
– Require to complete story quests to gain additional SP (Skill Points)
– 8 vital buffs to be kept on if dispelled is a loss of DPS due to longer recasting time.

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 Pact 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 Pact. Freud escaped with the egg and hid it where it might eventually be found.

Evan, the younger under-appreciated child of Gustav the 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 5 MapleStory Legendary Heroes.

Evan Skill Combinations

1. Dragon Flash (Mir) + Element (Evan) = Fusion
– Dragon Flash + Wind Circle = Wind Flash
– Dragon Flash + Thunder Circle = Thunder Flash
2. Dragon Dive (Mir) + Element (Evan) = Fusion
– Dragon Dive + Thunder Circle = Thunder Dive
– Dragon Dive + Earth Dive = Earth Dive
3. Dragon Breath (Mir) + Element (Evan) = Fusion
– Dragon Breath + Wind Circle = Wind Breath
– Dragon Breath + Earth Circle = Earth Breath
4. Return (Evan) + Flash/Dive/Breath (Mir) = Fusion
– Return + Dragon/Wind/Thunder Flash = Return Flash (Enemies receive extra damage)
– Return + Dragon/Earth/Thunder Dive = Return Dive (Boost party attack speed)
– Return + Dragon/Wind/Earth Breath = Return Flame (Creates flame curtain)

Evan Beginner Job Skills

Back to Nature (Active)
There’s no place like… your farm.
Level 1: MP Cost: 100, Moves you to your Front Yard. Cooldown: 90 sec.

Inherited Will (Passive)
You learned the dragon master’s true power by receiving the will of Afrien, the King of Onyx Dragon.
Level 1: Permanently increases Magic ATT 10, Magic DEF 300, HP 15%, All stats 10, When Attacking Boss Monster Damage: +5%.

Rune Persistence (Link Skill)
Enhances Rune Magic ATT to increase the duration runes are active.
Level 1: Rune Duration: +30%
Level 2: Rune Duration: +50%
Level 3: Rune Duration: +70%

Evan Beginner Skill Build Guide: Everything maxed.
All of these skills are maxed automatically.

Evan 1st Job Skills

Mana Burst I (Active)
Two bursts of mana attack enemies in front. As you job advance, this skill improves, up to Mana Burst IV. (Lv. 10 required to learn Mana Burst II.)
Level 1: MP Cost: 6, Damage: 132%, Number of Attacks: 2, Max Enemies Hit 4.
Level 10: MP Cost: 24, Damage: 150%, Number of Attacks: 2, Max Enemies Hit 4.

Teleport (Active)
Allows you to teleport a set distance to other locations on the same map using the arrow keys.
Level 1: MP Cost: 31, Teleport Range: 230, Downward Movement Range: +67.
Level 10: MP Cost: 22, Teleport Range: 275, Downward Movement Range: +85.

Magic Guard (Toggle On/Off)
A portion of the damage dealt to you affects your MP instead of your HP. Activated automatically when you have at least 1 MP, and is ineffective when you have 0 MP. Can be toggled on/off with the skill key.
Level 1: MP Cost: 30, Damage Taken (while active): -1%, Damage Displaced: 40% of your MP.
Level 10: MP Cost: 30, Damage Taken (while active): -10%, Damage Displaced: 85% of your MP.

Dragon Soul (Passive)
Your dragon contract increases your Weapon DEF, Magic DEF, and Speed.
Level 1: Permanently increases Weapon DEF: +55, Magic DEF: +55, Speed: +1.
Level 10: Permanently increases Weapon DEF: +145, Magic DEF: +145, Speed: +10.

Magic Link (Passive)
Shares Mir’s magic, raising Evan’s Magic ATT.
Level 1: Permanently increases Max MP: +6%, MP increases by 92 per level, Magic ATT: +6.
Level 15: Permanently increases Max MP: +20%, MP increases by 120 per level, Magic ATT: +20.

Dragon Spark (Passive)
Whenever Evan attacks, Mir might attack too.
Level 1: Chance: 4%, Damage: 55%.
Level 10: Chance: 40%, Damage: 100%.

Evan 1st Job Skill Build Guide (65 SP): Everything maxed.
1. Mana Burst I, Teleport, Dragon Soul (1)
2. Magic Link (MAX)
3. Teleport (MAX)
4. Dragon Soul (MAX)
5. Dragon Spark (MAX)
6. Mana Burst I (MAX)

Explanation:
Add 1 SP (Skill Point) to unlock Manage Burst I, Teleport and Dragon Soul. First, max Magic Link to increase your base damage and increase the Max MP so you have ample MP to cast your skills. Secondly, max Teleport to reduce the cost of MP per teleport and also to increase the distance per teleport. Use Teleport to reach enemies faster during training or use it to travel in large maps. Thirdly, max Dragon Soul to improve your defenses and speed up your walk speed. This will help in reducing HP consumption when being hit by enemies. Fourthly, max Dragon Spark so each time you attack, Mir will be able to lend a helping hand to deal some extra damage towards the enemy. Finally, max Mana Burst I. The reason it is maxed last is because the max level Mana Burst I will cost a lot of MP and most of the enemies can be eliminated within 1-2 hits when grinding on enemies that are within your level.

Evan 2nd Job Skills

Mana Burst II (Active)
Three bursts of mana attack enemies in front. As you job advance, this skill improves, up to Mana Burst IV. Lv. 20 required to learn Mana Burst III.
Level 1: MP Cost: 20, Damage: 111%, Number of Attacks: 3, Max Enemies Hit: 5.
Level 20: MP Cost: 30, Damage: 130%, Number of Attacks: 3, Max Enemies Hit: 5.

Wind Circle (Active)
Launches a gust of wind to push enemies aside and deal damage.
Level 1: MP Cost: 30, Damage: 225%, Number of Attacks: 2, Enemies Hit by Knockback: 6
Level 10: MP Cost: 40, Damage: 270%, Number of Attacks: 2, Enemies Hit by Knockback: 6

Dragon Flash (Mir Skill)
Mir flashes between enemies, attacking all in his way. If this skill hits an enemy with attack reflection, you won’t take damage. Mir’s skills and fusion skills aren’t affected by attack speed increases.
Level 1: MP Cost: 20, Damage: 76%, Number of Attacks: 4, Max Enemies Hit: 8, Duration: 3.5 sec, Cooldown: 8 sec.
Level 20: MP Cost: 60, Damage: 95%, Number of Attacks: 4, Max Enemies Hit: 8, Duration: 3.5 sec, Cooldown: 8 sec.

Wind Flash (Fusion Skill)
Sharp blades of wind blast enemies when Mir’s Dragon Flash melds with Evan’s magic. Wind Flash advances alongside Dragon Flash. You won’t take damage when this skill targets enemies with attack reflection. Activates when Evan uses Wind Circle while Mir is using Dragon Flash.
Level 1: MP Cost: 20, Max Enemies Hit: 3, Damage: 45%, Number of Attacks: 2, Number of Wind Blades: 3, Duration: 3.5 sec.
Level 20: MP Cost: 60, Max Enemies Hit: 3, Damage: 55%, Number of Attacks: 2, Number of Wind Blades: 3, Duration: 3.5 sec.

Return Flash (Fusion Skill)
Mir immediately stops attacking and returns to Evan, cursing nearby enemies to take more damage. This skill advances alongside Dragon Flash. Activates when Evan uses (Return!) while Mir is using Dragon Flash, Wind Flash, and Thunder Flash.
Level 1: Max Monsters Cursed: 8, Damage Dealt: +1%, Duration: 22 sec.
Level 20: Max Monsters Cursed: 8, Damage Dealt: +20%, Duration: 60 sec.

Return! (Active)
Calls for Mir to immediately return to Evan’s side. Various effects may activate based on the attack Mir was using when called. Max Level is 1.
Level 1: Immediately calls Mir, mid-fight. Cooldown: 2 sec.

Magic Booster (Supportive)
Increases Evan’s Magic Attack Speed for a short time.
Level 20: MP Cost: 76, Magic ATT Speed increased by 2 for 104 sec.
Level 20: MP Cost: 38, Magic ATT Speed increased by 2 for 180 sec.

Support Jump (Active)
Evan uses air currents made by Mir’s flapping wings to jump once more. Press the jump button and the up direction key while jumping to jump higher. Can only use while Mir isn’t attacking. Max Level is 4.
Level 1: MP Cost: 12, jump while already jumping to go further.
Level 4: MP Cost: 18, jump while already jumping to go further.

High Wisdom (Passive)
Your mental discipline permanently increases your INT.
Level 1: INT: +4
Level 10: INT: +40

Partners (Passive)
Evan and Mir are partners on the battlefield, increasing their battle prowess. Max Level is 1.
Level 1: While Mir is attacking, Evan’s Damage: +20%, Passive Effect: Stance Chance +30%

Spell Mastery (Passive)
Increases Magic Mastery, Magic ATT, and Critical Rate. Level 10 required to learn Magic Mastery.
Level 1: Magic Mastery: +32%, Critical Rate: +10%, Magic ATT: +1, Critical Rate (wand equipped): +3%
Level 10: Magic Mastery: +50%, Critical Rate: +15%, Magic ATT: +10, Critical Rate (wand equipped): +3%

Advanced Dragon Spark (Passive)
After Evan uses an attack skill, Mir has a chance to deal an additional, enhanced magic attack. Max Level is 1.
Level 1: Chance: 100%, Damage: 150%

Evan 2nd Job Skill Build Guide (94 SP): Everything maxed.
0. Advanced Dragon Spark, Partners, Return! (auto-maxed)
1. Mana Bursts II, Wind Circle, Dragon Flash (1)
2. Support Jump, Magic Booster, Spell Mastery (1)
2. Spell Mastery (MAX)
3. High Wisdom (MAX)
4. Support Jump (MAX)
5. Dragon Flash (MAX)
6. Magic Booster (MAX)
7. Mana Burst II (MAX)
8. Wind Circle (MAX)

Evan 3rd Job Skills

Mana Burst III (Active)
Four bursts of mana attack enemies in front. As you job advance, this skill improves, up to Mana Burst IV. Lv. 20 required to learn Mana Burst IV.
Level 1: MP Cost: 27, Damage: 112%, Number of Attacks: 4, Max Enemies Hit: 6.
Level 20: MP Cost: 37, Damage: 150%, Number of Attacks: 4, Max Enemies Hit: 6.

Thunder Circle (Active)
Create a pentacle of thunder to decimate enemies nearby.
Level 1: MP Cost: 34, Damage: 116%, Number of Attacks: 5, Max Enemies Hit: 8
Level 20: MP Cost: 48, Damage: 170%, Number of Attacks: 5, Max Enemies Hit: 8

Dragon Dive (Mir Skill)
Mir dives in front of Evan, creating shockwaves with the beating of his wings. You won’t take damage when this skill targets enemies with attack reflection. Mir’s skills and fusion skills aren’t affected by Attack Speed increases. Lv. 20 required to learn Dragon Breath.
Level 1: MP Cost: 50, Max Enemies Hit: 6, Damage: 111%, Number of Attacks: 3, Duration: 3.5 sec, Cooldown: 8 sec.
+93% points Wind Circle Damage.
+31% points Dragon Flash Damage.
+21% points Wind Flash Damage.
+61% points Thunder Flash Damage.
Level 20: MP Cost: 70, Max Enemies Hit: 6, Damage: 130%, Number of Attacks: 3, Duration: 3.5 sec, Cooldown: 8 sec.
+150% points Wind Circle Damage.
+50% points Dragon Flash Damage.
+30% points Wind Flash Damage.
+80% points Thunder Flash Damage.

Return Dive (Fusion Skill)
Mir immediately stops attacking and returns to Evan, buffing all ally Attack Speed by 1. This skill advances alongside Dragon Dive. Activates when Evan uses (Return) while Mir is using Dragon Dive, Thunder Dive, and Earth Dive.
Level 1: Nearby Ally Attack Speed: +1, Duration: 41 sec.
Level 20: Nearby Ally Attack Speed: +1, Duration: 60 sec.

Thunder Dive (Fusion Skill)
Powerful electric orbs flow through Mir’s body when Mir’s Dragon Dive melds with Evan’s magic. Thunder Dive advances alongside Dragon Dive. You won’t take damage when this skill targets enemies with attack reflection. Activates when Evan uses Thunder Circle while Mir is using Dragon Dive. Increased the duration of the electric orbs, also changing them to look semi-transparent. Changed the behavior of the orbs from previous versions at certain distances.
Level 1: MP Cost: 50, Max Enemies Hit: 1, Damage: 116%, Number of Attacks: 1, Number of Orbs: 2, Duration: 4 sec, Orbs disappear after hitting enemies or after a set of time.
Level 20: MP Cost: 70, Max Enemies Hit: 1, Damage: 135%, Number of Attacks: 1, Number of Orbs: 4, Duration: 4 sec, Orbs disappear after hitting enemies or after a set of time.

Thunder Flash (Fusion Skill)
Five pentacles of thunder appear and crash into enemies when Mir’s Dragon Flash melds with Evan’s magic. Thunder Flash advances alongside Dragon Flash. You won’t take damage when this skill targets enemies with attack reflection. Activates when Evan uses Thunder Circle while Mir is using Dragon Flash. Reduced attack radius at all points.
Level 1: MP Cost: 50, Damage (per Crash): 116%, Number of Attacks: 6, Max Enemies Hit: 8
Level 20: MP Cost: 70, Damage (per Crash): 135%, Number of Attacks: 6, Max Enemies Hit: 8

Magic Debris (Active)
Magic debris forms around enemies hit by fusion skills. Activate the debris to deal damage to enemies around Evan. The damage is proportional to the amount of debris activated at once. The number of Magic Debris particles will be shown on the buff window. Lv. 10 required to learn Enhanced Magic Debris.
Level 1: Amount of Debris Created: 1, Debris Formation Cooldown: 0.6 sec, Maximum Debris Limit: 15, MP Cost: 28, Maximum Enemies Hit: 15, Damage: 34%, Number of Hits: 1, Damage: +22% points (for every 5 debris), unactivated debris disappears after a set time.
Level 10: Amount of Debris Created: 1, Debris Formation Cooldown: 0.6 sec, Maximum Debris Limit: 15, MP Cost: 100, Maximum Enemies Hit: 15, Damage: 70%, Number of Hits: 1, Damage: +40% points (for every 5 debris), unactivated debris disappears after a set time.

Elemental Decrease (Supportive)
Temporarily decreases the Elemental Resistance to all of your attacks. Also permanently increases your final damage. Max Level is 14.
Level 1: MP Cost: 27, Elemental Attribute Resistance: -4%, Duration: 115 sec. Passive: Final damage +4%.
Level 14: MP Cost: 53, Elemental Attribute Resistance: -10%, Duration: 180 sec. Passive: Final damage +30%.

Critical Magic (Passive)
Increases Critical Attack Rate and Minimum Critical Damage.
Level 1: Critical Attack Rate: +12%, Minimum Critical Damage: +6%
Level 10: Critical Attack Rate: +30%, Minimum Critical Damage: +15%

Magical Resistance (Passive)
Increases your Abnormal Status Resistance, Elemental Resistance, and Magic DEF.
Level 1: Abnormal Status Resistance: +11%, Elemental Resistance: +7%, Magic DEF: +120 permanently.
Level 10: Abnormal Status Resistance: +20%, Elemental Resistance: +25%, Magic DEF: +300 permanently.

Magic Amplification (Supportive)
Increases the MP cost and the Magic Attack of your magic skills.
Level 1: MP Cost: +112%, Final Damage of Magic ATT: +6%
Level 10: MP Cost: +150%, Final Damage of Magic ATT: +30%

Dragon Potential (Passive)
Draws out Mir’s potential and reveals his hidden abilities.
Level 1: DEF Ignored Permanently: +1%
Level 20: DEF Ignored Permanently: +20%

Evan 3rd Job Skill Build Guide (124 SP): Everything maxed.
1. Mana Burst III, Thunder Circle, Dragon Dive (1)
2. Dragon Dive (MAX)
3. Mana Burst III (MAX)
4. Magic Amplification (MAX)
5. Critical Magic (MAX)
6. Elemental Decrease (MAX)
7. Magic Debris (MAX)
8. Thunder Circle (MAX)
9. Magic Resistance (MAX)
10. Dragon Potential (MAX)

Evan 4th Job Skills

Mana Burst IV (Active)
Required: Mana Burst III (MAX)
Four bursts of highly condensed mana attack enemies in front, twice in a row. This is the final version of mana burst.
Level 1: MP Cost: 37, (1st hit) Damage: 261%, Number of Attacks: 4, Max Enemies Hit: 8, (2nd hit) Max Enemies Hit: 8, Damage: 301%, Number of Attacks: 4
Level 30: MP Cost: 42, (1st hit) Damage: 290%, Number of Attacks: 4, Max Enemies Hit: 8, (2nd hit) Max Enemies Hit: 8, Damage: 330%, Number of Attacks: 4

Earth Circle (Active)
Forms an irregular pentacle that raises the ground and damages enemies.
Level 1: MP Cost: 48, Damage: 332%, Number of Attacks: 5, Max Enemies Hit: 8
Level 20: MP Cost: 58, Damage: 370%, Number of Attacks: 5, Max Enemies Hit: 8

Dragon Breath (Mir Skill)
Required Skill: Dragon Dive (MAX)
Releases a fiery breath that scorches enemies in front. Not affected by attack reflection. Skill damage increases from the Dragon Breath passive trump the damage increases for Dragon Dive. Mir’s skills and fusion skills aren’t affected by Attack Speed increases.
Level 1: MP Cost: 80, Max Enemies Hit: 8, Damage: 211%, Number of Attacks: 5, Duration: 3 sec, Cooldown: 8 sec.
+602% points Wind Circle Damage.
+262% points Dragon Flash Damage.
+101% points Wind Flash Damage.
+321% points Thunder Flash Damage. (KMS Version: +271% points Thunder Flash Damage)
+171% points Thunder Circle.
+166% points Dragon Dive Damage.
+181% points Thunder Dive Damage.
+362% points Earth Dive Damage.
Level 30: MP Cost: 80, Max Enemies Hit: 8, Damage: 240%, Number of Attacks: 5, Duration: 3 sec, Cooldown: 8 sec. (KMS Version: Cooldown 10 sec)
+660% points Wind Circle Damage.
+320% points Dragon Flash Damage.
+130% points Wind Flash Damage.
+350% points Thunder Flash Damage. (KMS Version: +300% points Thunder Flash Damage)
+200% points Thunder Circle.
+195% points Dragon Dive Damage.
+260% points Thunder Dive Damage.
+420% points Earth Dive Damage.

Wind Breath (Fusion Skill)
Mir breathes out a storm of flames that deal a tremendous amount of damage when his Dragon Breath melds with Evan’s magic. Wind Breath advances alongside Dragon Breath. You won’t take damage when this skill targets enemies with attack reflection. Activates when Evan uses Wind Circle while Mir is using Dragon Breath.
Level 1: MP Cost: 70, Damage: 241%, Number of Attacks: 4, Max Enemies Hit: 8, Duration 3.5 sec, Damage (enemies less than 15% health): +56% points.
Level 30: MP Cost: 80, Damage: 270%, Number of Attacks: 4, Max Enemies Hit: 8, Duration 3.5 sec, Damage (enemies less than 30% health): +80% points.
KMS Version
Level 1: MP Cost: 70, Damage: 186%, Number of Attacks: 5, Max Enemies Hit: 8, Duration 3.5 sec, Damage (enemies less than 15% health): +36% points.
Level 30: MP Cost: 80, Damage: 215%, Number of Attacks: 5, Max Enemies Hit: 8, Duration 3.5 sec, Damage (enemies less than 30% health): +65% points.

Earth Breath (Fusion Skill)
Mir breathes out flames that homes in on enemies when his Dragon Breath melds with Evan’s magic. Earth Breath advances alongside Dragon Breath. You won’t take damage when this skill targets enemies with attack reflection. Activates when Evan uses Earth Circle while Mir is using Dragon Breath.
Level 1: MP Cost: 70, Max Enemies Hit: 4, Damage: 251%, Number of Attacks: 5, Damage divided by the number of enemies being attacked, Duration: 3.5 sec.
Level 30: MP Cost: 80, Max Enemies Hit: 4, Damage: 280%, Number of Attacks: 5, Damage divided by the number of enemies being attacked, Duration: 3.5 sec.

Return Flame (Fusion Skill)
Mir immediately stops attacking and returns to Evan, scorching enemies in a curtain of flame. This skill advances alongside Dragon Breath. Activates when Evan uses (Return) while Mir is using Dragon Breath, Wind Breath, or Earth Breath.
Level 1: Max Enemies Hit: 8, Damage: 121%, Duration: 15 sec.
Level 30: Max Enemies Hit: 8, Damage: 150%, Duration: 30 sec.

Earth Dive (Fusion Skill)
Smashes a boulder into enemies in front when Mir’s Dragon Dive melds with Evan’s magic. Earth Dive advances alongside Dragon Dive. You won’t take damage when this skill targets enemies with attack reflection. Activates when Evan uses Earth Circle while Mir is using Dragon Dive.
Level 1: MP Cost: 50, 3 Crashes, Damage (per crash): 171%, Number of Attacks: 6, Max Enemies Hit: 6
Level 20: MP Cost: 70, 3 Crashes, Damage (per crash): 190%, Number of Attacks: 6, Max Enemies Hit: 6

Dark Fog (Active)
A dark, cold fog descends, attacking multiple enemies at once. Applies additional Critical Rate. Magic Debris’s damage increases while Dark Fog is on cooldown. Magic Debris will gain +20% damage while Dark Fog is on cooldown.
Level 1: MP Cost: 355, Damage: 382%, Max Enemies Hit: 15, Number of Attacks: 6, Critical Rate: +11%, Cooldown: 40 sec, Magic Debris Damage during Cooldown: +2%.
Level 10: MP Cost: 400, Damage: 400%, Max Enemies Hit: 15, Number of Attacks: 6, Critical Rate: +20%, Cooldown: 40 sec, Magic Debris Damage during Cooldown: +20%.

Blessing of the Onyx (Supportive)
Increases Weapon Defense, Magic Defense, and Magic Attack.
Level 1: MP Cost: 30, Weapon DEF: +310, Magic DEF: +310, Magic ATT: +21, Duration: 122 sec.
Level 30: MP Cost: 48, Weapon DEF: +600, Magic DEF: +600, Magic ATT: +50, Duration: 180 sec.

Maple Warrior (Supportive)
Temporarily increases the stats of all party members.
Level 1: MP Cost: 10, All Stats: +1%, Duration: 30 sec.
Level 30: MP Cost: 70, All Stats: +15%, Duration: 900 sec.

Hero’s Will (Active)
By focusing your mind, you can ignore some abnormal status effects. However, this will not work on all abnormal status effects.
Level 1: MP Cost: 30, Cooldown: 600 sec.
Level 5: MP Cost: 30, Cooldown: 360 sec.

Enhanced Magic Debris (Passive)
Required Skill: Magic Debris (MAX)
Forms enhanced magic debris around enemies struck by fusion skills. Activate the debris to deal damage to enemies around Evan. The damage is proportional to the amount of debris activated at once.
Level 1: Amount of Debris Created: 1, Debris Formation Cooldown: 0.4 sec, Maximum Debris Limit: 25, MP Cost: 102, Maximum Enemies Hit: 15, Damage: 82%, Number of HIts: 1, Damage: +40% points (for every 5 debris), unactivated debris disappears after a set time.
Level 20: Amount of Debris Created: 1, Debris Formation Cooldown: 0.4 sec, Maximum Debris Limit: 25, MP Cost: 140, Maximum Enemies Hit: 15, Damage: 100%, Number of HIts: 1, Damage: +50% points (for every 5 debris), unactivated debris disappears after a set time.

Magic Mastery (Passive)
Enhances Magic Mastery, Magic Attack, and Minimum Critical Damage. Required Skill: Spell Mastery Lv. 10.
Level 1: Magic Mastery: +51%, Magic ATT: +11, Minimum Critical Damage: +5%
Level 20: Magic Mastery: +70%, Magic ATT: +30, Minimum Critical Damage: +15%

Onyx Will (Passive)
Enhances your sense of camaraderie and your physical capabilities. Reduces damage taken and grants additional Power Stance chance to Evan while Mir is attacking.
Level 1: Damage Taken: -10%, Power Stance (while Mir is attacking): +32% permanently.
Level 20: Damage Taken: -20%, Power Stance (while Mir is attacking): +70% permanently.

Dragon Fury (Passive)
When your MP is within a certain range, the focus of the Dragon strengthens and your Magic Attack increases. This effect disappears once your MP is out of that range.
Level 1: Magic ATT: +16%, MP Range: 49% to 81% of Max MP.
Level 20: Magic ATT: +35%, MP Range: 30% to 100% of Max MP.

High Dragon Potential (Passive)
Fully draws out Mir’s potential and reveals his hidden abilities.
Level 1: Damage Against Bosses: +1% permanently.
Level 20: Damage Against Bosses: +20% permanently.

Evan 4th Job Skill Build Guide (255 SP): Everything maxed.
1. Mana Burst IV, Earth Circle, Dragon Breath (1)
2. Blessing of the Onyx, Dark Fog, Dragon Fury (1)
3. Enhanced Magic Debris, Onyx Will, Magic Mastery (1)
3. Magic Mastery (MAX)
4. Blessing of the Onyx (MAX)
5. Dragon Breath (MAX)
6. Mana Burst IV (MAX)
7. Dragon Fury (MAX)
8. High Dragon Potential (MAX)
9. Onyx Will (MAX)
10. Earth Circle (MAX)
11. Enhanced Magic Debris (MAX)
12. Dark Fog (MAX)
13. Maple Warrior (MAX)
14. Hero’s Will (MAX)

Evan Hyper Skills

Speedy Dragon Flash (Passive)
Reduces the cooldown of Dragon Flash.
Required Level: 143
Level 1: Cooldown: -25%

Howling Wind (Passive)
Increases the number of Wind Flash’s wind blades.
Required Level: 162
Level 1: Wind Blades: +1

Rolling Thunder (Passive)
Required Level: 183
Increases the number of attacks per Thunder Flash’s crashes.
Level 1: Attacks (per area): +1

Speedy Dragon Dive (Passive)
Required Level: 143
Reduces Dragon Dive’s cooldown.
Level 1: Cooldown: -25%

Thunder Overload (Passive)
Required Level: 168
Increase the number of orbs created by Thunder Dive.
Level 1: Orbs: +2

Earth-shattering Dive (Passive)
Required Level: 189
Increases Earth Dive’s damage.
Level 1: Damage: +20%.

Speedy Dragon Breath (Passive)
Required Level: 143
Reduces Dragon Breath’s cooldown.
Level 1: Cooldown: -25%

Lungs of Stone (Passive)
Required Level: 177
Increases Earth Breath’s number of breaths.
Level 1: Max Enemies Hit: +2

Wind Breath – Opportunity (Passive)
Required Level: 195
Increases Wind Breath’s special effect HP requirement and damage.
Level 1: Target’s minimum HP range: +5%, Additional Damage: +40% points.

Summon Onyx Dragon (Active)
Required Level: 150
Summons the ancient Onyx Dragon to aid in battle.
Level 1: MP Cost: 600, Summon Duration: 40 sec, Damage: 550%, Max Enemies Hit: 8, Number of Attacks: 2, Abnormal Status Resistance (while Onyx Dragon is present): +80%, Cooldown: 80 sec.

Dragon Master (Active)
Required Level: 170
Hop on Mir’s back and fly freely through the air, breathing fire. While mounted, press the Dragon Master skill key to attack.
Level 1: Mount Duration: 10, Invincible while mounted, Duration: 0.3 sec, Enemies Hit: 10, Damage: 450%, Number of Attacks: 7, Cooldown: 240 sec.

Heroic Memories (Supportive)
Required Level: 200
Recalls the oath of the Maple Heroes to increase damage and max damage cap.
Level 1: MP Cost: 100, Duration: 60 sec, Damage: +10%, Max Damage: +10%, Cooldown: 120 sec. Only applies to hero classes within the party.

Evan Hyper Skill Build Guide:
1. Speedy Dragon Breath (MAX)
2. Speedy Dragon Flash (MAX)
3. Speedy Dragon Dive (MAX)
4. Howling Wind (MAX)
5. Thunder Overload (MAX)
6. Dragon Master (MAX)
7. Summon Onyx Dragon (MAX)
8. Heroic Memories (MAX)

Explanation:
Please refer to Hyper Skill Build Guide for hyper stat build.

Evan In-Depth Skill Combo Analysis

1. Thunder Flash: 35 hits, 3.5 sec, 565% damage = 5650% damage/sec.
2. Thunder Dive: 42 hits, 4 sec, 395% damage = 4147.5% damage/sec.
3. Wind Flash: 64 hits, 3.5 sec, 215% damage = 3931.4% damage/sec.
4. Earth Dive: 18 hits, 3 sec, 610% damage = 3660% damage/sec.
5. Breath: 40 hits, 3 sec, 240% damage = 3200% damage/sec.
6. Earth Breath: 35 hits, 3.5 sec, 280% (1 vs 1) = 2800% damage/sec.
7. Wind Breath: 32 hits, 3.5 sec, 294% damage = 2680 damage/sec.

Best %dmg/sec Value:

Use this if you have not hit max cap damage!
1. Thunder Flash (*if all 5 star points/edges hit* = best for large enemy/boss)
2. Thunder Dive
3. Wind Flash
4. Earth Dive
5. Breath
6. Earth Breath
7. Wind Breath

Best hits/sec Value:

Use this if you hit max cap damage!
1. Wind Flash (18.28)
2. Breath (13.33)
3. Thunder Dive (10.5)
4. Earth Breath (10)
5. Thunder Flash (10 *if all 5 star points/edges hit* = best for large enemy/boss)
6. Wind Breath (9.14)
7. Earth Dive (6)

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186 thoughts on “MapleStory Evan Skill Build Guide

  1. Ayumilove Post author

    @Kevin: Thanks for the correction on the Hyper Skill level requirement! I have set Dragon Master level requirement to 170 and Summon Onyx Dragon level requirement to 150. :)

  2. vie

    when are you plan to upload new 2016 Evans/Aran i need more review please.

  3. Kevin

    Dragon Master is 170 and summon Onyx is 150.

  4. DragoMaster

    Hi Ayumilove! Which skill should I use my mastery books first?

  5. Ayumilove Post author

    @Sebbychan: Sorry, I missed it out. Thanks for notifying the mistake! I’ll add Magic Amplification in :)

  6. Sebbychan

    I was just wondering why you didn’t include magic amplification in the 3rd job skill build guide? It says that everything is maxed although you didn’t include magic amplification, and included return dive even though it’s a fusion skill. Is there any reason why you did this?

  7. Makanani808

    Hey ayumi,

    I was wondering if the skills listed here in this post is the order of they should be maxed out?

    For example, 4th job skill is listed as:
    1.Mana burst IV, earth circle, dragon breath (1)
    2. Blessing of the Onyx, dark fog, dragon fury (1)

    Would I put my SP in that order?
    It would be great if you can clear this up a bit more for me. Hope I get some feed back thanks!

  8. Ashley98x

    Hello Ayumi! Thank you very much for your explanation! I now understand! :) Also, once again, thank you for creating and updating the Evan skill build! It is very helpful.

  9. Ayumilove Post author

    @Ashley98x: The (1) means adding 1 SP (Skill Point) into those skills to unlock them. For example:
    Evan 1st Job Skill Build Guide (65 SP):
    1. Mana Burst, Teleport, Dragon Soul (1) <<--- Add 1 SP (Skill Point) into Mana Burst, Teleport and Dragon Soul each.

    Note: The fusion skills automatically scales at the same level as the main skill. Let's take an example of Evan 2nd job skill Mir Skill "Dragon Flash". when you add 1 SP into "Dragon Flash", the Wind Flash (Fusion Skill) and Return Flash (Fusion Skill) will auto level up. Level 5 "Dragon Flash" will automatically set "Wind Flash" to Level 5, and "Return Flash" to Level 5.

  10. Ashley98x

    Hello Ayumi! :)

    Thank you for updating the Evan skill build! I have a few questions to ask you regarding the build. What does the “(1)” mean? Because I see that you put 3 skills in one line and then put (1) and then I see those same skills repeated again in another line? For example, Mana Burst IV is in line 1 (in which has the (1)) and then it is also in line 6. Another question is in the skill you did not include the fusion skills in regards to leveling them up? Is there a particular reason for this? Please reply as soon as possible and thank you for your time! :)

  11. Blbob

    I think that the Onyx Dragon summon is actually level 150, not 170. :o

  12. EvanUser

    Hi ayumi,

    For the “magic link” skill, does the skill effect actually effect existing evans? i.e. I have a level 210 evan, will the magic link skill give me an additional 120x 209 mp as well as the 20% mp increament?

  13. Pikalahv

    Thank you very much for updating it, Ayumilove!
    I usually always go by your guide, regardless of priority order or whatnot. Since all that was available was KMS guide before this one, I kept thinking “I’m just going to wait it out until her guide comes out”, but then couldn’t last an hour before adding my SP haha. I just figured “In what order of importance would Ayumilove put SP in first?”. I did 2nd job almost right, but then 3rd job completely out of whack LOL. Good thing all skills are maxed…

  14. Ayumilove Post author

    @Kostya: I have added Evan Hyper Skill Build guide above! Check it out :)

  15. Ayumilove Post author

    @AwesomeSauce: The Evan Skill Build Guide has been updated to the latest GMS v.174 patch. Do let me know if you discover a better skill build based on your playstyle. :)

  16. AwesomeSauce

    Please update the build to the most recent rebirth :^)

  17. Asehlin

    after revamp I find Evan’s attacking speed became even slower. I’m not sure if it’s just because I’m not familiar with the new attack system but all those cool down between each attack annoys me.

  18. Kostya

    im not sure what hyper skills to max after the revamp lol. any help?

  19. Plz

    UPDATE IT!!!

  20. Ayumilove Post author

    @Swaglord42: If you are playing in GMS (Global MapleStory), the new Evan skill revamp will be available in 4 days (June 22nd 2016).

  21. Swaglord42

    Hi, what date will the Evan skill revamp be available?
    Thanks

  22. Lies

    do we still need to do quest to get skill points?
    cos now im currently stuck at wheres the book?4 quest

  23. ditay

    Why can’t I use all of the dragon’s skills? It tells me “This skill cannot be used with the equipped item”.

  24. Bobby

    The First Job Evan skill Dragon Soul can rank up to lvl20 now.

  25. Help me

    hey i need help. is the dragon master, evan need to be completed?

  26. Chromire

    Evan only have stance at 10th Growth and, even at this point, it’s only thanks to one skill giving him only 90% Stance at max level. It’s good but compared to some other characters that don’t care about being push away because of their long-range skill or because of their 100% Stance, it’s just normal. Not bad, just normal/good.

    By the way, I need to say that Evan’s Attack Speed (not to be confused with Weapon Speed) can be a cons at some point. It’s only with Magic Booster and Rune of Decay (or legendary skill giving +1 Attack Speed) that Evan have decent attack speed. Without that, he’s just slow. Well, that’s my point of view. The one that I got by playing him and maining him since his release. (He’s still my main)

  27. Imbs

    In the Pros and Cons section is written, that evan has stance … when does he get that?
    My Evan is Level 115 now and has still 0% Stance. Am I missing something?

  28. Ayumilove Post author

    @Xyzael: You do not need NX Cash to purchase mastery books now due to the RED update. You can get your mastery books from the Henesys general store for 100K meso.

  29. Ayumilove Post author

    @anon: Thanks for your input. I’ll be updating Evan Hyper Skill Build.

  30. anon

    Can you update this guide please? Illusion now deals 30% bonus damage to bosses, as well as the fact that your Hyper Skill point distribution is awful. Why do you take Dark Fog and Blaze hyper skills and no Illusion ones?

    You should be taking all 3 Illusion hyper skills, and the damage and defense ignore Blaze hyper skills.

  31. Xyzael

    Hi, I was just wondering if the 3rd and 6th growth skills Magic Guard and Magic Booster still needs mastery books, and if they do, where can I get them?

  32. Ayumilove Post author

    @#Maverling: Dump means placing all remaining SP (Skill Points) into the last skill which it is not maxed yet.

  33. Maverling

    whats it is DUMP????

  34. Keaneborn

    Hi! is really like this skill build for my scania evan. Lv 129 right now. Thx!

  35. Milo

    Can i up Illusion – Reinforce/ Guardbreak instead of Blaze – Persist for bossing purpose? Since i think extra 4 seconds stun like not that useful for me and Illusion attack speed is faster than Blaze.

    If yes, which 1 is better among ‘Illusion – Reinforce’ and ‘Illusion – Guardbreak’?

  36. Max

    Illusion also does 30% more damage to bosses as well :D

    And Summon Onyx Dragon hyper also Increases your Status Resistance by 80% while it’s summoned.

    Great work, keep up the guides!! :P

  37. Ayumilove Post author

    @Localldiot: Thanks for your feedback! I will be updating the Evan guide based on your notes. Every little bits helps :)

  38. LocalIdiot

    Great fan of your work, Ayumi!
    Just reading your guide after remaking an Evan a few days ago, saw some things that could get an update/edit.
    -Note section: LUK investment is no longer recommended or needed since INT can be increased even after 200
    -Pro-Con section: Zakum mastery books are no longer dropping. i see the previous note about the mastery book salesman, but outdated/conflicting info might confuse people
    -3rd Paragraph on Evan’s Story: “Pack” to “Pact”
    -4th Paragraph: Evan is actually the younger, underappreciated child of Gustav the pig-farmer, not the only child.
    -4th Paragraph: due to new info about Eunwol, “4 Legendary Heroes” can be revised to “5”
    Wonderful work! Evan’s skill build is one of the hardest in Maplestory imo and you made a really understandable version.

  39. Anonymous

    Okay…. So here I am… I’m slow at leveling and I don’t pay much attention to Evan. I made it to level 40 now, and it seems that from lvl 30-40 everything is maxed with 1 extra sp (????)……. which is very odd… So far I’m guessing all of Evan’s skills are maxed out? If no one else will report the changes, it’ll be slow, but I can tell what’s different each time I advance…..

  40. Ayumilove Post author

    @Person: May I know which MapleStory version are you playing? I hoped into my Evan in GMS (v.162 Black Heaven patch) and noticed the Magic Guard is Level 20. If your Magic Guard has a Mastery Level of 5, have you noticed that in the Cash Shop, you will need to purchase a Magic Guard Master Skill Book to unlock the Level 5 cap to reach Level 20?

  41. Ayumilove Post author

    @Anonymous: Thanks for your feedback! I’ll correct the skill build guide description.

  42. Anonymous

    Both first and second job skills are all maxed. I made a new Evan.

  43. Person

    Magic Guard in 3rd Growth is only maxed at 5 now.

  44. Cathy

    Hi Ayumilove,

    I read through your guide, but couldn’t figured out what are the 4 skill book that is needed from Zakum? Fire wheel is one, the rest?

    Also, in MSEA, do we still need to farm for the 4 skill book from Zakum?

    Regards,
    Cathy

  45. Kenrick

    Hi Arekido11 my evan is lvl131. its just weird because i use to have the skill but its lost now. so i’m wondering anybody knows about it.

  46. Arekido11

    you have to do a quest at lvl 120 i think Kenrick

  47. Arekido11

    nice it work alot

  48. Kenrick

    Hi can i check have the riding skill been remove since the update? cuz i can’t seems to ride my dragon anymore.

  49. Evan Beginner

    Please anybody respond as quick as you can because i dont want to mess up my Evan.

  50. Evan Beginner

    I have an extra SP in my third mastery because i got an extra SP put into magic guard automatically when i used the magic guard mastery book i got in Henesys Market. Is this normal?

  51. kurin

    @ace, oh no, not at all, you have to do the main evan questline though.

  52. Evan Beginner

    Hey Ayumilove great guide. I was wondering if you could post all the mastery books needed because i need help

  53. Lollipop

    Is the mount quest isstill thr? de one u can fly ur dragon

  54. wildheartless

    john… the 20 second cooldown will be reduced by 20% thus making the cooldown only 16 seconds

  55. john

    okay with Dark fog Cool down cutter -20% does this mean u can use this skill unlimited times or???did it reduce down by 2-? or 4- what i mean is at lvl 30 or max lvl the cooldown for the move Dark fog is Cooldown 20 sec.

  56. Ace

    Hey Ayumi, is it too late to get the mount quest for evans..cuz i am lvl 182 and havent gotten my evan mount yet :/

  57. Ayumilove Post author

    @Ceranyth, Blaze is still much better for killing boss. The ignore defense allows more of your raw damage to reduce boss HP whereas 30% damage on bosses will still have to be filtered through boss defenses, reducing the damage too. However, its said that Illusion has faster attacking speed (by 60-80%), therefore its more likely to deal more damage to the boss.

  58. Ceranyth

    Blaze vs Illusion, which one is better for killing boss?
    Blaze is hitting 5 hit 500% Dmg + 55% ignore defend (with hyper skill)
    Illusion is hitting 4 hit with 450% Dmg + 40% ignore defend (with hyper skill)
    But according to GMS, in v.150 Illusion will increase 30% dmg on bosses

  59. Ayumilove Post author

    @Nosyaiel: Thanks for your feedback on Evan. Will be correcting them :D

  60. Nosyaiel

    1-8th, every skill can be maxed now. Should update it to reflect that :p

  61. dell

    ayumi??can you help me…?i need to know where can i farm red cube?like so fast…:D

  62. Ayumilove Post author

    @Wan: I prefer Evan though for its uniqueness and I like its bossing skills. However, the good thing about being a Fire Mage is you have the ability to switch jobs such as Ice Lightning Archmage or Bishop when you reach 4th job advancement if you get bored Fire/Poison Archmage.

  63. Wan

    Which is better, evan or f/p mage? I only have 1 character slot left ;D

  64. Vboy

    Evan still need buy skill book for level 120 skill ?

  65. dragEVANon

    Thanks BigBingus and Ayumilove :) I thought I had to finish it for the sp but now that I know I’ll just carry on haha.

  66. BigBingus

    To answer dragEVANon’s question, with some recent patches the item is not in the game and cannot be obtained (told by a GM via Live Chat). I suggest you just wait and level because the quest line no longer is required for the extra SP because they give it to you every 5 levels if you hadn’t finished the quests in the line. Hope this helps and a big thanks to Ayumilove for this site, I use it for everything :)

  67. Ayumilove Post author

    @dragEVANon: Hmm, when I first made Evan, it dropped that doll within 15-20 kills. Did you sell that item to an NPC accidentally or dropped it somehow. Your best option is to forfeit the quest and try again. That works for me for some quests that requires looting a specific quest item from monster drop.

  68. dragEVANon

    Can I skip the smirking stump quest where you have to kill 100 and get a doll to complete? because none of the smirking ghost stumps have dropped a doll and I’ve been on this quest for a while now.

  69. Annika

    thanks ! :D btw i notice everytime i clickt he comment box, a pop-out ad comes out lol. annoying?

  70. Ayumilove Post author

    @Annika: Put 1 SP (Skill Point) into Flame Wheel to unlock it, and then max Magic Mastery to stabilize your damage (to always hit high, instead of low-high-low-high damage) so can estimate the number of hits against a monster accurately (1-2 hits is best to prevent monsters from retaliating). After that is essential skill is maxed, max out Flame Wheel, followed by Illusion, Maple Warrior, and lastly Hero’s Will. Hope that clarifies your doubt.

  71. Annika

    Ayumilove, whyh do u put this?

    Evan 9th Growth Skill Build: Everything maxed.
    1. Flame Wheel (1)
    2. Magic Mastery (MAX)
    3. Flame Wheel (MAX)
    4. Illusion (MAX)
    5. Maple Warrior (MAX)
    6. Hero’s Will (MAX)
    why is flame wheel 1?
    cause i maxed my flame to 30 and illu to 30 and hero is maxed. not enough points??
    cause the newest update gives 5sp every 5 lvls we up right?

  72. Game

    @trevor lyde its still cost money but the best class i played since the game come out

  73. Trevor Lyde

    Do you know if you still have to pay all that money for the mounts?

  74. Shadowcape

    Hey Ayumi, in a recent update Evans had 30% Additional Boss damage on Illusion and the duration of the phantom imprint is increased to 30 seconds at max level. Also, the Summon onyx dragon now gives 80% (elemental/status?) resistance and duration increased to 45 secs and CD is 80 seconds. Just putting it out there :D

  75. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Mark, just as EdwardLimChinShen answered, it basically means to distribute all of your remaining skill points into that skill. Reason being, MapleStory skill system requires you to use up all of your skills before it allows you to input SP (Skill Point) into higher job advancement skills.

  76. EdwardLimChinShen

    @Mark: It means literally dumping all your skill points into that skill. Usually said or used at the last skill of the skill build guide. Hope this helps :D

  77. Mark

    what does it mean when it says “dump”?

  78. Ayumilove Post author

    Updated Evan Skills to GMS v.149 patch (Buffed: Fire Circle, Lightning Bolt, Ice Breath, Magic Flare, Dragon Thrust, Fire Breath, Illusion and Blaze)

  79. Ayumilove Post author

    @Game: Evan is kinda strong with no funding. At least for me I could 1-3 hit KO enemies with weapons within the same level. With scrolled and cube equipment, it helps you to kill tougher monsters above your level which rewards better EXP.

  80. Ayumilove Post author

    @Artnerd: Thanks for pointing it out. I have updated to the pros and cons list based on your feedback. Thanks! If you have discovered more, I’ll be happy to add them :) Sorry for the slow reply.

  81. Artnerd

    Your Pro’s and Con’s list still lists that GMS requires Cash Shop Books. And shouldn’t the fact that they need to do their story quests to get all their SP be added too, if not as con then as notice?

  82. Ayumilove Post author

    @Lars: You will need to do the tutorial questline to get the additional SP (Skill Points).

  83. Lars

    Do you need the questline to get all the sp for this skillbuild?

  84. Game

    aymi is evan strong with no funding (no %)?

  85. Ayumilove Post author

    @Game: All skills are available initially. To upgrade skills, purchase the Mastery Books with meso.

  86. Game

    in gms is evan need nx for skills?

  87. 0zeroace0

    No you do not need nx to get mastery books now due to the RED update.Now you can get your mastery books from the henesys general store for 100k.Also with your ability points should go into Intelligence.Once Intelligence is maxed you should put it into Luk I believe.Hope this information helps.

  88. RealTalk

    Hey Ayumi i’ve played maplestory before, but its been years since i’ve hopped back on maple. I’ve always loved playing the evan but i quit before because of the NX requirement. With the new updates have the NX skillbooks been removed? And also what should I do with my ability points? Thanks!

  89. Ayumilove Post author

    Thanks Rashid for the notice! I’ll update Evan introduction description :)

  90. Rashid

    …in addition to that, you need to both update the info in the introduction (no longer needs cash for skillbooks, Magic Guard can’t be dispelled), I think Blaze works differently now…? Then again, they keep changing it. >.>

  91. Rashid

    Do “extra” speed boosts affect Evan spells? (e.g. Buccaneer skill, or that green potion from monster park extreme, etc.)

  92. Lemons

    Hi Ayumi, between F/P, I/L, Evan and Luminous, which would be a better class to play to high levels (i.e lvl 140+) and yet won’t fare too badly at bossing? Can’t decide which to play.. Thanks in advance! :)

  93. Sesso

    i see, thanks for your response, decided to just play both since i love dragons and love the unique playstyle of phantom ^^

    hope i wont regret playing an eva as well xD
    your guides are very helpful and iam very thankful for all your work here!
    i wish you an happy new year and keep up the good work <3

  94. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Sesso, playing Phantom is far more interesting and fun compared to Evan. Evan usually spams 1 type of attack whereas Phantom can change to different skills. My Lvl 150+ Evan Flaming Wheel (4th job skill) deals 650K damage whereas my Xenon at same level range deals 800k damage with Blade Dancing. (this is before GMS nerf Xenon)

  95. Sesso

    Heya Ayumi, would you suggest playing Evan or Phantom?, somehow evan seems to be lacking kind of dmg, iam hitting for like 30-40k (lvl80) while my friends hits about 100-120k (xenon lvl 80) is evan in red update even competive with the other classes? or will the dmg spike so much later on lvl120 so its really fine then?

    or should i stick with my Phantom, got a little funding to use for both chars, would be nice if you could help me with your experience.

    btw would like an good Bosser, but dont have to be best, as long as the bosses die :D

  96. 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.

  97. 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) ?

  98. 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.

  99. 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.

  100. Jack

    Hi ayumilove, i have 3 years no play maple dy. Can u recommend a nice job to me? thank you.

  101. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi RaikaZero, they will be removing those skill books (not Mastery Books) in RED. Mastery Books can be converted into a generic mastery book which uncap any skill. This 1 needs to be traded with an NPC in Leafre/Henesys.

  102. RaikaZero

    The question now is if I still need the skill books with their removing in RED.

  103. Mill

    Can u estimated for me how many cash altogether needed to purchase all evan require skill book

  104. 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.

  105. 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

  106. EvanClass

    Hey Ayumi, Is this skill guide can be used without doing the evan quest?

  107. ShengHunter

    Dear AyumiLove,I wanna ask you something… Why my evan lv20 quest added at the 1st evan jobs
    ??????

  108. 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.

  109. 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…

  110. Ayumilove Post author

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

  111. Shadowolfcub

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

  112. 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.

  113. 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)

  114. 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??

  115. 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.

  116. KumoriRyuX

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

  117. 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.

  118. 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.

  119. 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.

  120. Ayumilove Post author

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

  121. Ayumilove Post author

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

  122. Ayumilove Post author

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

  123. blazeman22

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

  124. 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

  125. hjx

    mapleSEA

  126. shane

    where are u from how come u can play JMS KMS GMS?

  127. 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.

  128. Its Me

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

  129. DeSnowy

    Try hilla and zak

  130. Desmond Swee

    Where take flame wheel basic and magic mystery is better

  131. 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 :)

  132. Ayumilove Post author

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

  133. DeSnowy

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

  134. 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?

  135. DeSnowy

    @topsycrets yea

  136. topsycrets

    So I’ll only be using FW and Illusion even at 200?

  137. 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).

  138. 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.

  139. topsycrets

    What skill will I be mainly using after 160?

  140. 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!

  141. edeathd

    ahh ok I misread it XDDD its a buff just like the buff of phantom XDDD

  142. 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?

  143. 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.

  144. Sunday03

    Should I make an Evan or Bishop ?

  145. Ayumilove Post author

    Thanks Ame for the notice! I’ll correct it soon :)

  146. Nick

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

  147. 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

  148. 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.

  149. Jason

    I mean directly to you In-game

  150. 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?

  151. 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.

  152. darkmoon53

    whats a good way to get 10 million mesos for the dragon sattle

  153. 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/

  154. Iwillbeeherre

    Where is a good place to level up my level 58 even

  155. darkmoon53

    what is a good way to get 10 million mesos for the sattle

  156. 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.

  157. 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

  158. 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 :)

  159. Evanicaboy

    Ayumi is luminous better for bossing or is evan better than bossing?

  160. 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)

  161. 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!

  162. ImSoFAT

    Thx! :D

  163. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi ImSoFAT, Blaze is a solo skill.

  164. ImSoFAT

    Hi Ayumi, is blaze a mobbing skill or solo skill? @@

  165. 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.

  166. 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.

  167. Evanicaboy

    Hey do we need sp for hyper skills? If yes,how do we add when we have no sp?

  168. 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.

  169. Ayumilove Post author

    Thanks HB for informing me about the Magic Guard.

  170. HB

    hi, magic guard for evan needs mastery book :(

  171. Happyevan

    May I know the pros and cons about evan?

  172. Simon Ng

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

  173. 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.

  174. Scarlion

    Is battle mage or evan stronger when killing many monsters?

  175. 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.

  176. Evan

    Thanks for the skill build. May i know if blaze or lllusion is stronger?

  177. 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.

  178. hjx

    at what lv do i get summon onyx dragon hyper skill?it looks very nice

  179. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Hjx, there are Evan Hyperskills. Have you reach 4th Job Evan yet?

  180. hjx

    i thought there is hyper skills for evan

  181. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi MapleChristian, I have added the stats for Evan 10th Growth Blaze.

  182. 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

  183. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi SpiralFaded, I will be updating this guide soon :)

  184. 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.

  185. SpiralFaded

    Ayumi, can you show us the 6th to 10th jobs skills build? Other website has the old skill build.

  186. 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.