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 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] 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. Also with your ability points should go into Intelligence (INT).
EQUIPMENT TYPE: Magician.
PRIMARY WEAPON: Wand
SECONDARY WEAPON: Dragon Equipment (unique offhand equipment)
PRIMARY STAT: Intelligence (INT)
LINK SKILL: None
CHARACTER CARD: +70% chance to restore MP +2/4/6/8% on hit every 60 sec
Evan Related Guides
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.
+ 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.
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 1st Growth Skills (Level 10 – 20)
Magic Missile (Active)
Continuously attacks the enemy by consuming MP.
Level 1: MP Cost: 10, Number of Attacks: 2, Damage: 95%
Level 20: MP Cost: 18, Number of Attacks: 2, Damage: 190%
Dragon Soul (Passive)
Commune with your Dragon to increase Attack Speed, Magic ATT, Defense, and Speed.
Level 1: Attack Speed: +2, Magic ATT: +1, Weapon DEF: +12, Magic DEF: +12, Speed: +1
Level 20: Attack Speed: +2, Magic ATT: +20, Weapon DEF: +145, Magic DEF: +145, Speed: +10
Evan 1st Growth Skill Build: Everything maxed.
1. Magic Missile (1)
2. Dragon Soul (MAX)
3. Magic Missile (MAX)
Magic Missile will be Evan’s primary attacking skill from Level 10-20. Therefore, add 1 SP (Skill Point) to unlock Magic Missile first, then max Dragon Soul to boost your base damage. Finally, max Magic Missile.
Evan 2nd Growth Skills (Level 20 – 30)
Fire Circle (Active)
Shoots out a flame that attacks multiple enemies.
Level 1: MP Cost: 12, Damage: 217%, Max Monsters Hit: 6
Level 20: MP Cost: 20, Damage: 350%, Max Monsters Hit: 6
Allows you to teleport a set distance to other locations on the same map using the arrow keys.
Level 1: MP Cost: 50, Range: 210
Level 20: MP Cost: 12, Range: 255
Evan 2nd Growth Skill Build: Everything maxed except Fire Circle.
1. Fire Circle (1)
2. Teleport (MAX)
3. Fire Circle (MAX)
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)
Lightning Bolt (Active)
Drops thunderbolts on up to 8 enemies.
Level 1: MP Cost: 16, Damage: 278%, Max Enemies Hit: 8
Level 20: MP Cost: 28, Damage: 430%, Max Enemies Hit: 8
Magic Guard (Supportive)
Reduces damage dealt to you, and makes a portion of the damage affect your MP instead of your HP. If your MP reaches 0, your HP takes the full amount of damage. Skill book is required to unlock the next level of this skill.
Level 1: MP Cost: 21, Damage Taken: -1% , Damage Displaced: 9% of damage received, Duration: 125 sec
Level 20: MP Cost: 30, Damage Taken: -10% , Damage Displaced: 85% of damage received, Duration: 600 sec
Evan 3rd Growth Skill Build: Everything maxed except Lightning Bolt.
1. Lightning Bolt (13/20)
2. Magic Guard (MAX)
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)
Ice Breath (Active)
Gathers chilling ice energy to attack multiple monsters.
Level 1: MP Cost: 14, Damage: 398%, Max Monsters Hit: 8 enemies, Freeze Chance: 33% chance, Freeze Duration: 2 sec
Level 20: MP Cost: 34, Damage: 550%, Max Monsters Hit: 8 enemies, Freeze Chance: 90% chance, Freeze Duration: 5 sec
Spell Mastery (Passive)
Increases Magic Mastery, Magic Attack, and Critical Rate.
Level 1: Magic Mastery: +14%, Magic ATT: +6, Critical Hit Rate: +6%
Level 10: Magic Mastery: +50%, Magic ATT: +15, Critical Hit Rate: +15%
High Wisdom (Passive)
Permanently increase INT through mental discipline.
Level 1: Permanently increase INT by 4
Level 10: Permanently increase INT by 40
Evan 4th Growth Skill Build: Everything maxed except Ice Breath.
1. Ice Breath (1)
2. Magic Mastery (MAX)
3. High Wisdom (MAX)
4. Ice Breath (DUMP)
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)
Magic Flare (Active)
A pillar of light streams from the pentacle, surrounding enemies to inflict damage and paralyze for a short period of time.
Level 1: MP Cost: 18, Damage: 441%, Max Enemies Hit: 8, Stun Chance: 33%, Duration: 3 sec
Level 20: MP Cost: 34, Damage: 650%, Max Enemies Hit: 8, Stun Chance: 90%, Duration: 4 sec
Magic Shield (Supportive)
Creates a protective shield that absorbs a fixed amount of damage received by party members for a set duration.
Level 1: Active Effects – MP Cost: 20, Damage Absorption: 1%, DEF: +120, Duration: 15 sec. Cooldown: 90 sec. Passive Effects – Max HP: +1%
Level 10: Active Effects – MP Cost: 40, Damage Absorption: 10%, DEF: +300, Duration: 60 sec. Cooldown: 90 sec. Passive Effects – Max HP: +10%
Elemental Decrease (Supportive)
Temporarily decreases the magic attributes of all attacks that you use.
Level 1: MP Cost: 14, Elemental Attributes: -10%, Duration: 120 sec
Level 10: MP Cost: 50, Elemental Attributes: -100%, Duration: 300 sec
Evan 5th Growth Skill Build: Everything maxed.
1. Magic Flare (MAX)
2. Magic Shield (MAX)
3. Elemental Decrease (MAX)
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)
Critical Magic (Passive)
Increases your Critical Hit Rate and minimum Critical Damage. Skill book is required to unlock the next level of this skill.
Level 1: Crit Rate: +2%, Minimum Crit Damage: +1%
Level 15: Crit Rate: +30%, Minimum Crit Damage: +15%
Dragon Thrust (Active)
A fierce dragon deals damage to enemies while knocking them back.
Level 1: MP Cost: 18, Damage: 141% x 3, Max Enemies Hit: 8, Knock-back Chance: 43%
Level 20: MP Cost: 34, Damage: 255% x 3, Max Enemies Hit: 8, Knock-back Chance: 100%
Magic Booster (Supportive)
Consumes MP to increase Magic Attack Speed by two steps for set duration.\nSkill book is required to unlock the next level of this skill.
Level 1: MP Cost: 76, Duration: 110 sec
Level 20: MP Cost: 38, Duration: 300 sec
Dragon Blink (Active)
Teleport to a random location of the map. The MP cost and cooldown time decreases as Skill Level increases.
Level 1: MP Cost: 165, Cooldown: 27 sec
Level 10: MP Cost: 30, Cooldown: 0 sec
Evan 6th Growth Skill Build: Everything maxed except Dragon Thrust.
1. Critical Magic, Dragon Thrust (1)
2. Dragon Thrust (15/20)
3. Critical Magic (MAX)
4. Magic Booster (MAX)
5. Dragon Blink (MAX)
6. Dragon Thrust (DUMP)
Evan 7th Growth Skills (Level 80 – 100)
Magic Amplification (Passive)
Increases the MP cost and the Magic Attack of your magic skills.
Level 1: MP Cost: 108%, Magic Attack: 108%
Level 15: MP Cost: 150%, Magic Attack: 150%
Fire Breath (Active)
Unleashes furious flames to attack and stun multiple monsters.
Level 1: MP Cost: 20, Damage: 340%, Max Enemies Hit: 8, Number of Attacks: 2, Stun Chance: 11%, Stun Duration: 5 sec
Level 20: MP Cost: 40, Damage: 530%, Max Enemies Hit: 8, Number of Attacks: 2, Stun Chance: 30%, Stun Duration: 5 sec
Killer Wings (Active)
Brands an enemy with a Dragon seal. Your following attacks focus on that enemy, and the enemy takes damage over time.
Level 1: MP Cost: 25, Damage: 492%, Damage Over Time: 54% damage every 1 sec for 4 sec
Level 10: MP Cost: 35, Damage: 600%, Damage Over Time: 90% damage every 1 sec for 6 sec
Magic Resistance (Supportive)
Temporarily increases the magic resistance and Magic DEF for all party members nearby.
Level 1: MP Cost: 12, Magic Resistance: +7%, Magic DEF: +55, Duration: 60 sec
Level 10: MP Cost: 36, Magic Resistance: +25%, Magic DEF: +100, Duration: 150 sec
Dragon Spark (Passive)
Grants a chance to deal additional damage after an attack.
Level 1: Chance: 4%, Damage: 155%
Level 10: Chance: 40%, Damage: 200%
Evan 7th Growth Skill Build: Everything maxed except Fire Breath.
1. Fire Breath (1)
2. Magic Amplification (MAX)
3. Dragon Spark (MAX)
4. Fire Breath (15/20)
5. Killer Wings (MAX)
6. Magic Resistance (MAX)
7. Fire Breath (DUMP)
Evan 8th Growth Skills (Level 100 – 120)
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: +7%, MP Range: 50% to 80%
Level 5: Magic ATT: +35%, MP Range: 30% to 100%
Violently shakes the ground, inflicting multiple attacks on enemies.
Level 1: MP Cost: 19, Damage: 230%, Max Enemies Hit: 10, Number of Attacks: 4
Level 20: MP Cost: 49, Damage: 325%, Max Enemies Hit: 10, Number of Attacks: 4
Phantom Imprint (Active)
Creates a pentacle that puts a curse on a target enemy. Cursed enemies temporarily take more damage.
Level 1: MP Cost: 24, Damage: 386%, Bonus Damage: 2% for 5 sec
Level 10: MP Cost: 40, Damage: 440%, Bonus Damage: 20% for 15 sec
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.
Level 1: HP Cost: 30, MP Cost: 30, 60%HP & MP restored every 45 sec
Cooldown: 1 min
Level 5: HP Cost: 50, MP Cost: 50, 100%HP & MP restored every 45 sec
Cooldown: 1 min
Temporarily increases Avoidability rate for entire party.
Level 1: MP Cost: 50, Duration: 96 sec, Avoidability: +6%
Passive: +10% Status Ailment Resistance
Level 15: MP Cost: 70, Duration: 180 sec, Avoidability: +20%
Passive: +15% Status Ailment Resistance
Teleport Mastery (Toggle ON/OFF)
Required Skill: Teleport (MAX)
When activated, 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.
Level 1: MP Cost: 2, Damage: 210%, Max Enemies Hit: 6, Stun Chance: 35%, Stun Duration: 2 sec, Teleport Distance: +2
Level 10: MP Cost: 20, Damage: 300%, Max Enemies Hit: 6, Stun Chance: 80%, Stun Duration: 4 sec, Teleport Distance: +20
Evan 8th Growth Skill Build: Everything maxed.
1. Earthquake, Teleport Mastery (1)
2. Dragon Fury (MAX)
3. Earthquake (MAX)
4. Teleport Mastery (MAX)
5. Recovery Aura (MAX)
6. Onyx Shroud (MAX)
7. Phantom Imprint (MAX)
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)
Maple Warrior (Supportive)
Increases the stats of all party members. Mastery Book is required to master the skill to level 30.
Level 1: MP Cost: 10, All Stats: +1%, Duration: 30 sec
Level 30: MP Cost: 70, All Stats: +15%, Duration: 900 sec
Magic Mastery (Passive)
Required Skill: Spell Mastery (MAX)
Enhances Magic Mastery, Magic Attack, and Minimum Critical Damage.
Permanently increases Spell Matery, Magic Attack and Minimum Critical Damage.
Level 1: Magic Mastery: +56%. Magic ATT: +1, Minimum Critical Damage +1%
Level 30: Magic Mastery: +70%. Magic ATT: +30, Minimum Critical Damage +15%
The Dragon’s clone attacks a monster consecutive times. A portion of the enemy’s defense will be ignored.
Level 1: MP Cost: 28, Number of Attacks: 4, Damage: 305%, Enemy DEF Ignored: 6%, Stun Chance: 11%
Level 30: MP Cost: 48, Number of Attacks: 4, Damage: 450%, Enemy DEF Ignored: 20%, Stun Chance: 40%
Flame Wheel (Active)
Requires Skill Book: Flame Wheel.
Generates a wheel of flames that spirals into monsters in front of you, dealing Fire damage. Enemies hit take continuous damage.
Level 1: MP Cost: 22, Damage: 282%, Number of Attacks, 3, Max Enemies Hit: 10, Damage Over Time: 1% damage for 10 sec.
Level 30: MP Cost: 42, Damage: 485%, Number of Attacks, 3, Max Enemies Hit: 10, Damage Over Time: 6% damage for 25 sec.
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
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)
Immediately get Flame Wheel no matter what! Based from my experience, Level 1 Flame Wheel is far superior compared to all the offensive skills you will ever owned in previous growth. It is powerful and has the furthest attacking range compared to all MapleStory skills! It has helped me tremendously in leveling up quickly. Best against mobs and bosses. Sometimes, when you get annoyed by boss attacks that keeps you from getting near it due to its super knockback attack, you can use this and slowly shred its health down to zero. When you have powered up Illusion skill, replace Flame Wheel for 1 vs 1 enemies especially boss. It’s high damage and fast attack rate slices a single enemy into minced meat.
Evan 10th Growth Skills (Level 160 – 200)
Blessing of the Onyx (Supportive)
Increases Weapon Defense, Magic Defense, and Magic Attack.
Level 1: MP Cost: 32, Weapon DEF: +310, Magic DEF: +310, Magic ATT: +21, Duration: 60 sec
Level 25: MP Cost: 80, Weapon DEF: +550, Magic DEF: +550, Magic ATT: +45, Duration: 300 sec
Strike the target with fire for high damage and a chance to stun. A portion of enemy’s defense will be ignored.
Level 1: MP Cost: 30, Damage: 297%, Max Enemies Hit: 8, Attack Count: 5 , Stun Chance: 42%, Stun Duration: 2 sec, DEF ignored: 6%
Level 30: MP Cost: 50, Damage: 500%, Max Enemies Hit: 8, Attack Count: 5 , Stun Chance: 100%, Stun Duration: 4 sec, DEF ignored: 35%
Dark Fog (Active)
Requires Skill Book: Dark Fog
Creates a dark, chilly fog that attacks multiple enemies. Increases your critical rate.
Level 1: MP Cost: 600, Damage: 1230%, Max Enemies Hit: 15, Crit Rate: +5%, Cooldown: 50 sec
Level 30: MP Cost: 600, Damage: 2100%, Max Enemies Hit: 15, Crit Rate: +20%, Cooldown: 20 sec
Soul Stone (Supportive)
Casts a buff that holds Souls. A character who dies whose Soul is being held will be resurrected immediately in the same location. This buff is randomly cast on party members. [Cooldown: 6 min]
Level 1: MP Cost: 100, Soul Stone buff applied to 3 party member(s) for 110 sec, revives with 23% HP
Level 20: MP Cost: 100, Soul Stone buff applied to 6 party member(s) for 300 sec, revives with 80% HP
Onyx Will (Supportive)
Decreases a portion of received damage for a set period and, enables you to resist being knocked back when struck.
Level 1: MP Cost: 32, Damage Absorption: 5% for 107 sec, Knock-back Resistance Rate: 33%
Level 20: MP Cost: 70, Damage Absorption: 15% for 240 sec, Knock-back Resistance Rate: 90%
Evan 10th Growth Skill Build: Everything maxed.
1. Dark Fog, Soul Stone, Blaze (1)
2. Blaze (MAX)
3. Blessing of the Onyx (MAX)
4. Onyx Will (MAX)
5. Soul Stone (MAX)
6. Dark Fog (MAX)
Evan Hyper Skills
Blaze – Persist
Required Level: 155
Blaze Stun Duration +4 sec
Blaze – Guardbreak
Required Level: 177
Blaze DEF ignore +20%
Blaze – Reinforce
Required Level: 195
Blaze Damage +20%
Dark Fog – Damage Split
Required Level: 149
Damage reduced to 25%, attack count increased to 4
Dark Fog – Reinforce
Required Level: 168
Dark Fog Damage +20%
Dark Fog – Cooldown Cutter
Required Level: 189
Dark Fog Cooldown -20%
Illusion – Guardbreak
Required Level: 143
Illusion Ignore DEF +20%
Illusion – Range Up
Required Level: 162
Illusion Range +50
Illusion – Reinforce
Required Level: 183
Illusion Damage +20%
Required Level: 150
Increases you and your party’s damage by 30% for 30 seconds. There is a cooldown of 90 seconds.
Summon Onyx Dragon
Required 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. MP Cost 1000.
Required Level: 200
Recalls 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 5,000,000 for 60 seconds. MP Cost 100. Only applies to hero classes within the party
Evan Hyper Skill Build:
1. Blaze – Persist (MAX)
2. Blaze – Guardbreak (MAX)
3. Blaze – Reinforce (MAX)
4. Dark Fog – Cooldown Cutter (MAX)
5. Dark Fog – Reinforce (MAX)
6. Frenzied Soul (MAX)
7. Summon Onyx Dragon (MAX)
8. Heroic Memories (MAX)
9. Hyper Intelligence (MAX)
10. Hyper Health (MAX)
11. Hyper Mana (MAX)
12. Hyper Weapon Defense (MAX)
13. Hyper Magic Defense (MAX)
14. Hyper Critical Rate (MAX)