MapleStory Hayato Skill Build Guide (MSEA Version)

MapleStory Hayato Job Selection Hayato is one of Sengoku Warrior or also known as a samurai wielding Katana (primary weapon) and a kodachi (secondary weapon). Hayato’s primary stat is STR (Strength). His fighting style is Battojutsu (one of Kenjutsu – Art of Sword) that deals specifically with rapid drawing and sheathing of a sword. Watch Rurouni Kenshin (a Japanese anime) to understand how this works where the main character Kenshin beats the enemies with his super fast sword. It is said that Hayato is only available as male character. GMS (Global MapleStory) released Hayato on March 13 2013. JMS (Japan MapleStory) released Hayato on Jul 24 2012. [NOTE] 5 SP rewarded in 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Job Advancement.

Hayato Overview

CLASS: Sengoku
EQUIPMENT TYPE: Warrior
PRIMARY WEAPON: Katana (unique 2-handed weapon)
SECONDARY WEAPON: Kodachi (GMS) / Wakizashi (MSEA)
PRIMARY STAT: Strength (STR)
LINK SKILL: Keen Edge – All stats +10/15/20, Weapon/Magic Attack +5/10/15
CHARACTER CARD: Minimum Critical Damage +2/4/6/8%
JOB SKILLS: I: HayatoII: HayatoIII: HayatoIV: HayatoHyper Skills

Hayato Related Guides

MapleStory Hayato Skill Build Guide (MSEA Version)
MapleStory Hayato Skill Build Guide (GMS Version)
MapleStory Hayato Voice Meaning on Skills
MapleStory Hayato Frequently Asked Questions Answers
MapleStory Hayato Skill Combo aka Skill Chaining
MapleStory Hayato Hyper Skills
MapleStory Hayato Mastery Books
MapleStory Hayato Quests Guide

Hayato Changelog

MSEA v.146 – Post Sengoku Era 2 / Pre KOC Update Notes (2015-01-14)
MSEA v.135 – Sengoku Era Patch Notes (2013-11-12)

Hayato Pros and Cons

+ Fastest Cross-Map Movement via 3x Surging Blade and wait 0.5s and repeat.
+ Extraordinary Mobbing Skills (Best mobber in High Spawn Rate areas)
+ Easy To Learn
+ Fast Attack Speed
+ Free Maple Warrior 30 aka Akatsuki Hero 30.
– Hard To Fund (400m funds = 20k-25K range)
– Low Single Target DPS in comparison to Mercedes/Hero/Dual Blade/Demon Slayer.
– Difficult to find equipment due to its weapon uniqueness.
– Hayato skills cost the highest MP consumption compared to most jobs. Drinks MP like water.

Hayato Storyline

Hayato, Japan. June 21, 1582. Honnou-ji, Kyoto. Although the brutal warlord Oda Nobunaga was cementing his control of Japan, it wasn’t enough to slake his thirst for power. Seeking immortality and to become a new demon king, he prepared a ritual at Honnou-ji in Kyoto. The feudal lords banded together and waged a fierce battle with the Oda forces in a desperate last bid to stop the evil lord. While the armies clashed outside, the legendary samurai, Hayato, fought his way into the temple and challenged Oda himself to stop the ritual. While the two traded blows, a pillar of light erupted from the temple, casting all it enveloped into a stranged world. Weakened by the unfamiliar energy of this world, Hayato must regain his strength and battle once more against the spread of Nobunaga’s dark ambitions.

Hayato Notes

  • Although Hayato is male as far as the story is concerned, you’ll be able to play as female or male version of Hayato.
  • After the tutorial at Honnou-ji, your journey will continue at Momijigaoka, in the Mushroom Shrine area of Zipangu.
  • Hayato must have one of his special katana equipped in order to use all of his skills. Make sure that the weapon type says “katana” in the item description.
  • Since he is from ancient Japan and his primary language is Japanese, Hayato’s voice is in Japanese. His animated video has subtitles, and he occasionally speaks when performing some skills. The female version of Hayato has also been given voiceovers when performing certain skills.
  • Hayato and his Sengoku allies and enemies are able to communicate with the denizens of their new home through the magic of Maple World. Thus, their text dialogue will be translated.
  • The Tot’s Know-How guide system has been enabled for Hayato.
  • Katana for Hayato have been added to the wares of many weapon vendors.
  • Each Hayato character has its own individual Cash Inventory not shared with other characters.

Hayato Beginner Skills

Sword Heart (Active)
Assumes a basic technique that moderates breathing.
Level 1: MP Cost: 0, Damage: 120%, Max Enemies Hit: 1, Number of Attacks: 1

Master_of_Blades Master of Blades
Years of hard work have given Hayato a preternatural understanding of the Katana, permanently increasing numerous stats.
Level 1: Permanent Speed Increase 20, Maximum Speed 165, Jump 10, Avoidability 20% Katana Mastery Increase: 60%, Willpower: 30

Keen_Edge Keen Edge
Hayato’s blade can cut through anything! This skill can be shared with to one other character on same account. Limit one transfer a day.
Level 1: All Stats: 10, Attack Power Increase: 5, Magic Attack Power Increase: 5

Shimada_Heart Shimada Heart
Permanently increases your attack damage based on your DEF.
Level 1: Permanent Damage Increase: 0.5%, Defense: +100 Defense

Hayato Beginner Skill Build: Everything maxed.
Explanation: All the skills listed above are Hayato innate abilities. No SP required.

Hayato 1st Job Skills

Sanrenzan Sanrenzan (Active)
Press skill button repetitively OR hold down skill button to perform up to 3 different slashes. All slashes attacks 4 enemies with varying damage and hits per enemy. Below is 1st, 2nd and 3rd slash damage with total hits per slash.
Level 1: 3 MP, (41% Damage x 2) + (51% Damage x 2) + (61% Damage x 3)
Level 20: 9 MP, (60% Damage x 2) + (70% Damage x 2) + (90% Damage x 3)

Surging_Blade Surging Blade (Active)
Attack all enemies 1 time within your path as you rush past them.
Level 1: MP Cost: 16, Damage: 33%, Max Enemies Hit: 4, Dashes forward.
Level 15: MP Cost: 8, Damage: 75%, Max Enemies Hit: 4, Dashes forward.

Battoujutsu_Stance Battojutsu (Toggle On/Off)
Hayato goes into a sheathed stance perfect for defensive strikes. It is an On-Off Skill which activates and deactivates certain effect.
Level 1: MP Cost: 5 per second. During Battoujutsu Stance, Critical Rate Increase: 6%, Attack Speed Increases, and Chance to Stun: 1% for 1 sec.
Level 20: MP Cost: 1 per second. During Battoujutsu Stance, Critical Rate Increase: 25%, Attack Speed Increases, and Chance to Stun: 20% for 4 sec.

Center_Ki Center Ki (Passive)
Controls the flow of energy within the body to increase physical traits.
Level 1: Permanently increase STR by 3 and DEX by 3.
Level 10: Permanently increase STR by 30 and DEX by 30.

Hayato 1st Job Skill Build: Everything maxed.
1. Sanrenzan, Surging Blade (1)
2. Battojutsu (MAX)
3. Sanrenzan (MAX)
4. Center Ki (MAX)
5. Surging Blade (MAX)

Hayato 2nd Job Skills

Jin_Sanrenzan Jin Sanrenzan (Active)
Required Skill: Sanrenzan (MAX)
Press skill button repetitively OR hold down skill button to perform up to 3 different slashes. All slashes attacks 5 enemies with varying damage and hits per enemy. Below is 1st, 2nd and 3rd slash damage with total hits per slash.
Level 1: 8 MP, (91% Damage x 2) + (111% Damage x 2) + (131% Damage x 3)
Level 20: 14 MP, (110% Damage x 2) + (130% Damage x 2) + (150% Damage x 3)

MapleStory Hayato Shouryuusen Shouryuusen (Active)
Hurls a mighty whirlwind forward to toss enemies into the sky. Chapter one of the Battoujutsu technique.
Level 1: MP Cost: 18, Damage: 86%, Max Enemies Hit: 6, Number of Attacks: 5, Lifts enemies into air.
Level 15: MP Cost: 24, Damage: 100%, Max Enemies Hit: 6, Number of Attacks: 5, Lifts enemies into air.

MapleStory Hayato Dankuusen Dankuusen (Active)
Required Skill: LV1 Shouryuusen.
Flashes through multiple enemies with deadly precision. Use directly after Shouryuusen to auto-target enemies in the air. Dankuusen Lv. 15 is needed to learn Whirlwind Cut.
Level 1: MP Cost: 6, Max Enemies Hit: 6, Damage: 142%, Number of Attacks: 4, moves forward. Combine with Shouryuusen for additional 20% damage and 100% Critical
Level 15: MP Cost: 12, Max Enemies Hit: 6, Damage: 170%, Number of Attacks: 4, moves forward. Combine with Shouryuusen for additional 20% damage and 100% Critical

Vapor Blade Vapor Blade (Active)
A basic Battoujutsu technique that damages multiple enemies as you fly forward. Your distance will increase with skill level. Command: ↑↑
Level 1: MP Cost: 28, Damage: 76%, Max Enemies Hit: 8, Number of Attacks: 4, Jumps during attack
Level 5: MP Cost: 12, Damage: 100%, Max Enemies Hit: 8, Number of Attacks: 4, Jumps during attack

Military_Might Bushido’s Focus (Supportive)
Temporarily increases Max HP, Max MP, Physical Attack Power, Speed, and Jump.
Level 1: MP Cost: 63, For 66 sec, Max HP and Max MP: +1%, Physical Attack Power: +6, Speed: +1, Jump: +1
Level 20: MP Cost: 120, For 180 sec, Max HP and Max MP: +20%, Physical Attack Power: +15, Speed: +20, Jump: +10

Unfaltering_Blade Unfaltering Blade (Passive)
Your blade has been tempered and maintained with the utmost care.
Level 1: Minimum Critical Damage: +7%, Maximum Critical Damage: +7%, Accuracy: +12%
Level 10: Minimum Critical Damage: +25%, Maximum Critical Damage: +25%, Accuracy: +120%

Katana_Booster Katana Booster (Supportive)
Utilize supreme concentration to temporarily increase attack speed by 2 levels.
Level 1: MP Cost: 29, Duration: 20 sec
Level 10: MP Cost: 11, Duration: 200 sec

Hayato 2nd Job Skill Build: Everything maxed except Shouryuusen.
1. Sarenzan, Shouryuusen, Dankuusen (1)
2. Katana Booster (3)
3. Bushido’s Focus (MAX)
4. Unfaltering Blade (MAX)
5. Sarenzan (MAX)
6. Dankuusen (MAX)
7. Vapor Blade (MAX)
8. Katana Booster (MAX)
9. Shouryuusen (14/15)

Hayato 3rd Job Skills

Fuu_Sanrenzan Fuu Sanrenzan (Active)
Required Skill: Jin Sanrenzan (MAX)
Press skill button repetitively OR hold down skill button to perform up to 3 different slashes. All slashes attacks 6 enemies with varying damage and hits per enemy. Below is 1st, 2nd and 3rd slash damage with total hits per slash.
Level 1: 16 MP, (122% Damage x 2) + (142% Damage x 3) + (162% Damage x 3)
Level 20: 22 MP, (160% Damage x 2) + (180% Damage x 3) + (200% Damage x 3)

Battoujutsu_Soul Advanced Battojutsu (Supportive)
Required Skill: Battoujutsu Stance (MAX)
Improves Battoujutsu Stance and damages nearby enemies.
Level 1: Battoujutsu Stance: Critical Rate: 21%, Stun Chance: 21%, Nearby Enemy Damage: 103%. Permanent: Attack Power: +1.
Level 20: Battoujutsu Stance: Critical Rate: 40%, Stun Chance: 40%, Nearby Enemy Damage: 160%. Permanent: Attack Power: +20.

Whirlwind_Cut Whirlwind Cut (Active)
Required Skill: Dankuusen (MAX)
The third Battoujutsu secret technique. Transform into a whirlwind of death as you rush forward. Send enemies flying into the air if you use it right after Shouryuusen.
Level 1: Active Effect: MP Cost: 27, Max Enemies Hit: 6, Damage: 304%, Number of Attacks: 3, Critical When Combined with Shouryuusen: 100%. Passive Effect: Shouryuusen, Dankuusen Damage: +12%
Level 20: Active Effect: MP Cost: 33, Max Enemies Hit: 6, Damage: 380%, Number of Attacks: 3, Critical When Combined with Shouryuusen: 100%. Passive Effect: Shouryuusen, Dankuusen Damage: +50%

Sweeping_Sword Sweeping Sword (Active)
The fourth Battoujutsu secret technique. Appear behind the enemies and sweep through them, drawing them back to your starting position.
Level 1: MP Cost: 15, Max Enemies Hit: 10, Damage: 131%, Number of Attacks: 6
Level 20: MP Cost: 31, Max Enemies Hit: 10, Damage: 150%, Number of Attacks: 6

Tornado_Blade Tornado Blade (Active)
Turns your blade into a tornado of steel, pushing all enemies around you to one side.
Level 1: MP Cost: 20, Max Enemies Hit: 8, Critical Damage: 181%, Number of Attacks: 7, pulls in enemies. Cooldown: 12 sec.
Level 20: MP Cost: 32, Max Enemies Hit: 8, Critical Damage: 200%, Number of Attacks: 7, pulls in enemies. Cooldown: 4 sec.

Willow_Dodge Willow Dodge (Passive)
Hayato’s secret technique. After dodging an attack, gain a chance to get boosted attack damage. Stacks up to 5 times.
Level 1: Additional Avoidability: 7%,Attack Boost Chance:6%, Damage: +6%. Damage Boost can be stacked 5 times.
Level 10: Additional Avoidability: 25%,Attack Boost Chance:60%, Damage: +6%. Damage Boost can be stacked 5 times.

Warriors_Heart Bushido’s Soothing (Passive)
This Battoujutsu technique was once believed to be lost. After dealing a critical hit, get a chance to recover some HP.
Level 1: Chance: 12%, HP Recovered: 1%
Level 10: Chance: 30%, HP Recovered: 3%

Merciless_Blade Merciless Blade (Passive)
Your attacks leave bleeding wounds, dealing HP damage over time. Bleeding doesn’t stack and can’t cause the target’s HP to go below 1.
Level 1: Status Chance: 2%, 78% damage every 1 sec, Duration: 3 sec
Level 10: Status Chance: 20%, 150% damage every 1 sec, Duration: 5 sec

Hayato 3rd Job Skill Build: Everything maxed except Sweeping Sword.
1. Sanrenzan, Whirlwind Cut, Sweeping Sword and Tornado Blade (1)
2. Advanced Battojutsu (MAX)
3. Bushido’s Soothing (MAX)
4. Sanrenzan (MAX)
5. Whirlwind Cut (MAX)
6. Tornado Blade (MAX)
7. Merciless Blade (MAX)
8. Willow Dodge (MAX)
9. Sweeping Sword (14/20)

Hayato 4th Job Skills

Rai_Sanrenzan Rai Sanrenzan (Active)
Required Skill: Max Fuu Sanrenzan.
Press skill button repetitively OR hold down skill button to perform up to 3 different slashes. All slashes attacks 6 enemies with varying damage and hits per enemy. Below is 1st, 2nd and 3rd slash damage with total hits per slash. Also has a chance to deal extra damage (Final Attack) when performing Rai Sanrenzan.
Level 1: 21 MP, (162% Damage x 2) + (192% Damage x 3) + (242% Damage x 3), 1% Activation Rate, +207% Activation Damage.
Level 30: 31 MP, (220% Damage x 2) + (250% Damage x 3) + (300% Damage x 3), 30% Activation Rate, +410% Activation Damage.

Hitokiri_Strike Hitokiri Strike (Active + Supportive)
The ultimate in destructive blows. Attacks multiple enemies with a guaranteed critical. Can instant KO enemies, and Hayato’s Critical Rate increases for a short period after use.
Level 1: MP Cost: 82, Max Enemies Hit: 15, Damage: 339%, Number of Attacks: 8, Guaranteed Critical Attack, Critical Rate Increase: 3% for 10 sec. Cooldown 148 Sec.
Level 30: MP Cost: 142, Max Enemies Hit: 15, Damage: 455%, Number of Attacks: 8, Guaranteed Critical Attack, Critical Rate Increase: 45% for 40 sec. Cooldown 90 Sec.

Falcon_Dive Falcon Dive (Active)
Required Skill: Whirlwind Cut (MAX)
Not quite punchy, but close enough. Leap high into the air and dive down katana-first.
Level 1: MP Cost: 25, Max Enemies Hit: 8, Damage: 153%, Number of Attacks: 6, Stun Chance: 24%, Stun Duration: 6 sec, Stunned Enemy Damage Taken: +110%. Passive Effect: Shouryuusen, Dankuusen, and Whirlwind Cut Damage +62%
Level 20: MP Cost: 45, Max Enemies Hit: 8, Damage: 210%, Number of Attacks: 6, Stun Chance: 100%, Stun Duration: 10 sec, Stunned Enemy Damage Taken: +110%. Passive Effect: Shouryuusen, Dankuusen, and Whirlwind Cut Damage +100%

Shinsoku Shinsoku (Active)
Focuses your fury and skill to attack a single enemy.
Level 1: MP Cost: 13, Damage: 133%, Number of Attacks: 10.
Level 30: MP Cost: 28, Damage: 162%, Number of Attacks: 10.

Akatsuki_Blossoms Akatsuki Cleansing (Active)
Cures all Abnormal Status. The cooldown decreases as the skill level increases.
Level 1: MP Cost: 30, Cooldown: 600 sec
Level 5: MP Cost: 30, Cooldown: 360 sec

Akatsuki_Hero Sengoku Warrior (Supportive)
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

Iron_Skin Bushido’s Will (Supportive)
Temporarily increases Abnormal Status Resistance and Elemental Resistances.
Level 1: MP Cost: 70, Duration: 66 Sec, Abnormal Status Resistance: +12%, Elemental Resistance: +12%
Level 20: MP Cost: 130, Duration: 180 Sec, Abnormal Status Resistance: +50%, Elemental Resistance: +50%

Cleaver Precision Cutting (Passive)
Your blows cleave through armor to deal more damage.
Level 1: Defense Ignored: 6%, Damage: +1%
Level 30: Defense Ignored: 35%, Damage: +30%

Counterattack Eye for an Eye (Toggle On/Off)
Counters any incoming attacks from enemies. Toggle the skill On/Off by pressing on the skill key.
Level 1: Chance: 6, Damage: 125%, Max Enemies Hit: 3
Level 15: Chance: 20, Damage: 195%, Max Enemies Hit: 3

Jinsoku Jinsoku (Supportive + Passive)
Hayato’s secret technique. After successfully avoiding an attack, grants a chance to reduce incoming damage for a time.
Level 1: Trigger Chance: 6% after avoiding an attack, Damage Reduction: 3%, Duration: 8 sec. Permanently increases Avoidability by 11%
Level 30: Trigger Chance: 35% after avoiding an attack, Damage Reduction: 45%, Duration: 8 sec. Permanently increases Avoidability by 40%

Bloodletter Bloodletter (Supportive + Passive)
Required Skill: Merciless Blade (MAX)
Increases the bleeding caused by Merciless Blade.
Level 1: Status Chance: 21%, 152% damage every 1 sec, Duration: 5 sec
Level 10: Status Chance: 30%, 170% damage every 1 sec, Duration: 5 sec

Summer_Rain Summer’s Blade (Active)
Hayato’s ultimate technique. Blades rain down from the sky with the intense heat wave of summer.
Level 1: MP Cost: 82, Damage: 1320%, Max Enemies Hit: 15, Number of Attacks: 6, 15% damage increased for 120 seconds. Cooldown: 300 sec.
Level 10: MP Cost: 100, Damage: 1500%, Max Enemies Hit: 15, Number of Attacks: 6, 15% damage increased for 120 seconds. Cooldown: 300 sec.

Hayato 4th Job Skill Build: Everything maxed.
1. Sanrenzan, Shinsoku, Falcon Dive, Hitokiri Strike, Bushido’s Will, Jinsoku, Precision Cutting, Summer’s Blade (1)
2. Precision Cutting (MAX)
3. Sanrenzan (MAX)
4. Falcon Dive (MAX)
5. Summer’s Blade (MAX)
6. Hitokiri Strike (MAX)
7. Jinsoku (MAX)
8. Sengoku Warrior (MAX)
9. Eye for an Eye (MAX)
10. Akatsuki Cleansing (MAX)
11. Bushido’s Will (MAX)
12. Bloodletter (MAX)
13. Shinsoku (MAX)

Hayato Hyper Skills

Shinsoku – Extra Strike
Required Level: 143
Increases the number of attacks with Shinsoku. Number of Attacks: +1

Shinsoku – Boss Rush
Required Level: 162
Shinsoku Boss ATT is increased. 20% additional damage against bosses

Shinsoku – Reinforce
Required Level: 183
Increases the damage for Shinsoku. Damage +20%

Falcon Dive – Extra Strike
Required Level: 149
Increases the number of attacks for Falcon Dive. Number of Attacks: +1

Falcon Dive – Spread
Required Level: 168
Number of monsters attacked with Falcon Dive is increased. Monsters Hit: +2

Falcon Dive – Reinforce
Required Level: 189
Increases the damage for Falcon Dive. Damage +20%

Hitokiri Strike – Extra Strike
Required Level: 155
Increases the number of monsters attacked with Hitokiri Strike. Number of Attacks: +1

Hitokiri Strike – Spread
Required Level: 168
Increases the number of monsters attacked with Hitokiri Strike. Monsters Hit: +2

Hitokiri Strike – Cooldown Cutter
Required Level: 177
Hitokiri Strike’s cooldown is reduced. Cooldown -100%

God of Blades
Required Level: 150
Call upon the ancient spirits of the sword to enhance Hayato’s abilities.
MP Cost: 80, ATT +50 for 30 seconds, All abnormal status and elemental resistance increased by 100. Cooldown: 90 sec

Falcon’s Honor
Required Level: 170
Call upon the powers of Hayato’s ancestors to unleash a furious barrage of attacks.
MP Cost: 200, Damage: 350%, Number of Attacks: 8, Max Enemies Hit: 14, Cooldown: 8 sec

Princess’s Vow
Required Level: 200
Recalls the oath spoken to Princess Sakuno to increase damage and max damage cap.
MP Cost: 80, Duration: 60 sec, Damage: +10%, Max Damage: +5000000, Only applies to hero classes within the party

Hayato Hyper Skill Build Guide:
1. Shinsoku – Reinforce (MAX)
2. Shinsoku – Extra Strike (MAX)
3. Shinsoku – Boss Rush (MAX)
4. Hitokiri Strike – Extra Strike (MAX)
5. Hitokiri Strike – Cooldown Cutter (MAX)
6. God of Blades (MAX)
7. Falcon’s Honor (MAX)
8. Princess’s Vow (MAX)
9. Hyper Strength (MAX)
10. Hyper Dexterity (MAX)
11. Hyper Health (MAX)
12. Hyper Weapon Defense (MAX)
13. Hyper Magic Defense (MAX)
14. Hyper Critical Rate (MAX)

Hayato Mastery Books

1. Cleaver / Precision Cutting: 20, 30
2. Hitokiri Strike: 20, 30
3. Iron Skin / Bushido’s Will: 20
4. Jinsoku: 20, 30
5. Shinsoku: 20, 30

MapleStory Old to New Official Skill Names

Hayato Beginner Job Skills
Natural Talent → Master of Blades
Shippu Denju → Keen Edge
Shippuu Samidarejin → Summer Rain
Defensive Attack → Shimada Heart

Hayato 1st Job Skills
Sanrenzan 1 → Sanrenzan
Renjinzan → Surging Blade
Battoujutsu → Battoujutsu Stance
Kengoudou → Center Ki

Hayato 2nd Job Skills
Sanrenzan 2 → Jin Sanrenzan
Shouryuusen → Shouryuusen
Dankuusen → Dankuusen
Hien → Vapor Blade
Bushin Shourai → Military Might
Hiken Ikaru → Unfaltering Blade
Hiken Hayabusa → Katana Booster

Hayato 3rd Job Skills
Sanrenzan 3 → Fuu Sanrenzan
Battoujutsu Shingitai → Battoujutsu Soul
Senpuuzan → Whirlwind Cut
Hikarasu → Sweeping Sword
Senpuu no Jin → Tornado Blade
Yanagi Yoke → Willow Dodge
Shintou Mekkyaku → Warrior’s Heart
Kurenai Jubaku → Merciless Blade

Hayato 4th Job Skills
Sanrenzan 4 → Rai Sanrenzan
Issen → Hitokiri Strike
Yousousen → Falcon Dive
Shinsokumusou → Shinsoku
Akatsuki no Sakura → Akatsuki Blossoms
Akatsuki no Yuusha → Akatsuki Hero
Gouken → Iron Skin
Ittouryuoudan → Cleaver
Saki no saki → Counterattack
Jinsoku → Jinsoku
Guren Jubaku → Bloodletter

Hayato Skill Combo/Chaining Guide

When using compatible combo skills, it reduces skill delay at most by half except for the last activated combo skill. Also some combo skills boost up one another. In other words, using together deals extra damage.

Surging Blade x3 : Moves from Point A to Point B fastest.
Surging Blade x3 + Dankuusen : Same as using Surging Blade x3 but slower.
Shouryuusen + Dankuusen
Shouryuusen + Whirlwind Cut
Vapor Blade + Dankuusen : Travel maps where Surging Blade x3 would not be possible.
Vapor Blade + Whirlwind Cut : Gets you up on higher platforms than just Vapor Blade.
Vapor Blade + Falcon Dive : Grants you the best vertical height.
Sweeping Sword + Dankuusen : 3rd Job Grinding Skil Combo.
Falcon Dive + Dankuusen : 4th Job Grinding Skill Combo.
Falcon Dive + Whirlwind Cut + Dankuusen : Favorite Skill Combo.
Falcon Dive + Sanrenzan : Best Combination for Maximum DPS.
Hitokiri Strike + Dankuusen : Covers long distance in an instant but has cooldown.

Player Combos

Below is a list of skill combo used by players while training their Hayato.

  • 2nd Job : Shouryuusen > Dankuusen > Sanrenzan x3
  • Sweeping Sword > Dankuusen > Whirlwind Cut > Sweeping Sword > Dankuusen
  • 3rd Job : Whirlwind Cut > Dankuusen
  • 3rd Job : Sanrenzan > Whirlwind Cut > Sweeping Sword > Dankuusen

Delay Reduction

[NOTE] Below is a list of combo skills with delay reduction when using the following skills.

Shouryuusen (Delay 810ms → 450ms)
Dankuusen, Whirlwind Cut.

Dankuusen (Delay 810ms → 450ms)
Shouryuusen, Surging Blade, Sweeping Sword, Whirlwind Cut, Falcon Dive, Hitokiri Strike, Sanrenzan.

Vapor Blade (Delay 690ms → 600ms)
Dankuusen, Whirlwind Cut, Falcon Dive, Shinsoku, Sweeping Sword, Sanrenzan.

Whirlwind Cut (Delay 1110ms → 810ms)
Shouryuusen, Sweeping Sword, Dankuusen, Falcon Dive, Surging Blade, Hitokiri Strike.
[NOTE] Surging Blade and Hitokiri Strike can’t be chain to Whirlwind Cut.

Sweeping Sword (Delay 960ms → 780ms)
Dankuusen, Shouryuusen, Whirlwind Cut, Surging Blade, Shinsoku, Hitokiri Strike.
[NOTE] No skills chain back to Sweeping Sword.

Falcon Dive (Delay 1260ms → 360ms)
Shouryuusen, Dankuusen, Whirlwind Cut, Shinsoku.

Hitokiri Strike (1800ms → 1080ms)
Dankuusen, Whirlwind Cut.

Mount Skill

Hayato can obtain the war horse Onikageh to ride after you complete certain requirements. You can get the Great Horse Onikageh mount skill starting at Lv.50. You can get the Sacred Horse Onikageh mount skill at Lv.200 if you’ve already learned the Great Horse Onikageh mount skill.

Maplestory Hayato Videos

Ayumilove Hayato 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Job Skill Preview

MAPLESTORY HAYATO FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

What weapon does Hayato use?
Hayato uses a Katana, with a Wakizashi as his sub-weapon. The Wakizashi can be scrolled for potential.

What type of weapon is a Katana?
Katana is a two-handed weapon.

What is Hayato’s character card bonus?
Hayato’s character card bonus is +% minimum critical damage. 2% for B rank, 4% for A rank, 6% for S rank, and 8% for SS rank.

Which Vip hair should i get get for my Hayato?
Spiky Shag from NLC/Orbis, Short Top Tail from Kerning/Showa, Battle Mage from Edelstein.

How are DBs compared to Hayato
From your person preference, how are DBs (Dual Blades) compared to Hayato. Are they more fun or less fun compared to Hayato. If they’re more fun, what do they have that Hayato doesn’t? I’m debating on making a DB without trying Hayato. (Below is a list of opinions from MapleStory players)

  • Much more fun than my DB. One of the big downers for me is that DB’s need (NX) mastery books for almost all advancements. That’s like an instant class killer for me. Then, just the fluid play-style of Hayato convinces me to never try another class.
  • DB has more movement mobility and Hayato has more attacking mobility. DB is stronger than Hayato but Hayao has a pretty unique play system.
  • If you ask me the only thing DB has over Hayato is shadow partner and a solid 1v1 attack skill that doesn’t suck lol. The only real comparison you can make is that flying assaulter chains into tornado spin/bloody storm like Hayato chains his spinning rush skill into his assaulter like skill. Other than that, I’d say they’re two completely different experiences. Try them both and see what you like the most. Also, I think Hayato overall has more mobility than Dual blades. If you chain skills correctly they can clear large distances in no time flat. Plus Vapor blade when combined with Falcon dive gives them far superior vertical mobility.
  • Hayato- Sucks mp dry, I am sorry but he is drinking potions like water, minor annoyance but an annoyance nonetheless. No FJ, in an age where nearly every job has some sort of FJ, Hayato not having a FJ is eh… That being said a Hayato moblity is still very good and you can certainly get from point A to point B- but you wont be flash jumping.
  • Hayato is pretty fun, but I feel like he’s kind of overdone. Still prefer DBs even though they have less things. DBs have simplicity and movement and Hayato just has a bunch of stuff.

Hayato uses too much MP!
[QUESTION] Hayato uses way too much MP, which one of the downsides of the class. Anyone got thoughts on that? [ANSWER] Get Jr. boogie 1 Familiar, which helps a lot. (15% of mp every so seconds). Also, toggle off Battoujutsu Stance if you are not training.

What Hayato has taught me?
Hayato has taught me to not spam the up key when approaching portals as it triggers Vapor Blade. You are not the only one looking retarded trying to leave a map, just to jump 50 ft in the air.

What are the 4th Job Skills that requires Mastery Book?
Hayato 4th Job skills that requires Mastery Book are Shinsoku, Falcon Dive, Hitokiri Strike, Iron Skin, Jinsoku and Cleaver.

What mystery mastery book should I get from the event?
Upon reaching Level 70 Hayato, the GM NPC will speak to you to reward 1 of the 4 Mastery Book for 4th Job Skill which are Shinsoku 30, Hitokiri Strike 30, Jinsoku 30 and Cleaver 30. I recommend choosing Cleaver as your free mastery book as it significantly boost your damage by 30% and ignores 35% enemy defense!

Is Willow Dodge not working for anyone else?
[QUESTION] It’s maxed and I never get the damage buff. [ANSWER] It most definitely works but the problem is that its proc rate is 60% of 25% (0.6 x 0.25 = 0.15) which means at max level, you have 15% chance of activating and stacking the buff. Once you maxed Jinsoku, it will be a easier to get the buff. It’s a lot more common to see it hit x5. It doesn’t last long and it isn’t a skill you can rely on, but if it were a skill that activated and stacked to 5 all of the time with ease, it’d be over powering in a sense.

Does Shouryuusen combos not work?
[QUESTION] Like I can’t seem to chain dankuusen or whirlwind cut to it. I go into the air, but the attack doesn’t hit the launched monsters. Not really lagging… but I guess I am? Anyone else have a problem? [ANSWER] It’s because they’re dead before they launch into the air. Try it on monsters 20 levels higher than you.

Is Battoujutsu Soul Skill Messed Up?
[QUESTION] Am I the only one who had my Critical Rate at 30% (stance added 25%) before, but after putting 3 points into it, have it down to 28%? [ANSWER] Battoujutsu Soul intentionally reduces Critical Rate until the skill is around level 6.

Adding 1 Skill Point into Bloodletter upon 4th Job Advancement?
[QUESTION] Shouldn’t Blood Letter be a one-pointer at the beginning? Usually upgraded poison is worth one point (Thief experience). [ANSWER] Unlike the Thief DOT skill, it does not stack. The difference between max level Merciless Blade and Level 1 Bloodletter is 2% damage per second and a 1% higher activation rate. It’s not worth it at all.

What would you suggest a Hayato strive for with Inner Ability?
[ANSWER] Critical rate, total damage, or boss damage. Something along those lines.

Hayato Rai Sanrenzan additional attack chance not activating?
[QUESTION] I maxed Rai Sanrenzan, so it has 30% chance of activating bonus hit (green numbers). But I see it maybe once every 10 attacks, is it just me? [ANSWER] 30% chance to activate is only happens on the 2nd and 3rd slash of Rain Sanrenzan. When it successfully occurs, it will pop up a green number instead of red (critical) nor yellow (regular damage).

Is Hitokiri Strike bugged?
[QUESTION] Hitokiri Strike (Issen if you use the JMS names) is meant to add Critical Rate during its buff after you use it. I see the buff icon appear at the top right, but no additional Critical Rate is added to my stats page. Is this Critical Rate Boost hidden? Can someone who has it maxed confirm if you see more Critical damage with it up? Or is it just plain bugged? [ANSWER] With maxed Hitokiri Strike, you will notice the difference in amount of critical hits after using it. The Critical Rate boost is hidden from the Stats Window.

A quick tip to help you guys out with Vapor Blade
I repeatedly have other Hayato asking how I use Vapor blade with out the landing delay (sheathing your sword in time consuming manner). It’s easy. Just use any Sanrezan skill right after Vapor Blade and spam away.

Can you fuse Wakizahis?
You can’t do it in JMS. I’d assume you can’t do it in GMS, either, but I haven’t tried yet.

Hayato quests necessary?
[QUESTION] Is the questline for hayato necessary? Are there any rewards? [ANSWER] Not necessary.

Hayato Ap build?
[QUESTION] Is it all STR? I looked at some guides but it didnt say anything. [ANSWER] After the Tempest Update, you don’t have to put AP (Ability Points) in secondary stats. Click the big auto-assign button and allow MapleStory to distribute all AP into STR (Strength) for Hayato as he is a warrior.

Trouble with Shouryuusen
[QUESTION] Is it me or i can’t link combination skills with Shouryuusen? [ANSWER] you press the skills in rapid succession, one after the other. Don’t wait for the animation just press the buttons.

HAYATO’S VOICE MEANINGS ON SKILLS

Skill Name Voice Japanese Translation
Shippuu Samidarejin Katsumoku shiro! Shippuu Samidarejin! 刮目しろ!疾風五月雨刃 Pay close attention to this! Shippuu Samidarejin!
Sanrenzan – Shi Shi *grunts* Shi*
Renjinzan *grunts* Renjinzan! 連刃斬 Connected Blade Kill
Battoujutsu shingitai! 心技体 Heart, Technique, Physique
Sanrenzan – Puu Puu *grunts* Puu*
Shouryuusen Upward Rotation 昇流旋 Shouryuusen (Upward Rotation)
Sanrenzan – Jin Jin *grunts* Jin*
Senpuuzan Senpuuzan!旋風斬! Whirlwind Kill
Sanrenzan – Rai Rai *grunts* Rai*
Yousousen Yousousen! 鷹爪閃! (Hawk’s Talon Flash
Issen Kega! 怪我! You’ll get hurt!

Skills marked with asterisk * hold a special connection to each other. When they spell out together, it sounds like Shippuu Jinrai (疾風迅雷 – Gale Thunderclap) the move used by Hayato in the promotional video.

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3 thoughts on “MapleStory Hayato Skill Build Guide (MSEA Version)

  1. Valp

    Hey Ayumi , i’m still waiting for the hayato update guide in MSEA . Just train my Hayato and is new to him . So i’ll bw waiting !

    P.S Your guide is good that’s why i wait (:

  2. Ayumilove Post author

    @Maypler: Thanks for your notice! I’ll update the MapleSEA version Hayato and Kanna skills most likely this weekend, or weekday if I could find the time.

  3. Maypler

    Is this page going to get the updated version of the skills or the SEA players are just gonna follow the GMS version that you’ve already posted, since we already received the new sengoku update for our MIB patch.