MapleStory Hayato Skill Build Guide

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
PRIMARY WEAPON: Katana (unique 2-handed weapon)
SECONDARY WEAPON: Kodachi (GMS) / Wakizashi (MSEA)
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

GMS v.166 – Asylum Update (2015-10-07)
GMS v.143 – RED Part 1: First Impact (2013-12-04)
GMS v.142 – Dawnveil Demons of Tynerum (2013-10-16)
GMS v.131 – Hayato (2013-03-12)

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

  • Female Hayato characters will have new face and hair options when created.
  • The default male Hayato hair has been updated.
  • Male Hayato characters that have their original hair can speak with Maple Administrator in the Event Hall to change to the updated hair.
  • Female Hayato characters that have their original hair or face can speak with Maple Administrator in the Event Hall to change to the updated hair or face.
  • 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

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: Speed: +20, Maximum Speed: 165, Jump: +10, Avoidability +20%, Katana Mastery: 75%, Willpower: +30.

Keen_Edge Keen Edge
Permanently increases all stats and weapon attack.
Level 1: All Stats +10 , Weapon ATT +5.
Note: This skill can be shared with to one other character on same account. Limit one transfer a day.

Shimada_Heart Shimada Heart
Permanently increases your attack damage based on your weapon defense.
Level 1: Permanent Damage Increase: 0.5%, Defense: +100.
Note: Assuming your weapon defense is 8690, your permanent increase damage is calculated as 8690 x 0.005 = Damage +43%

Quick Draw (Active)
Puts you in the Quick Draw stance for a quick attack. Works best on a single target. Returns you to your normal versatile stance when not active.
Stage 1: 0 – 199
Stage 2: 200 – 399
Stage 3: 400 – 699
Stage 4: 700 – 999
Stage 5: 1000
Normal Stance: Earn 5 Sword Energy upon defeating a monster.
Stage 1: ATT/M.ATT: +1%. HP/MP: +20%. Ignore Monster DEF: +9%. Stance Chance: +80%
Stage 2: ATT/M.ATT: +2%. HP/MP: +20%. Ignore Monster DEF: +13%. Stance Chance: +80%
Stage 3: ATT/M.ATT: +4%. HP/MP: +20%. Ignore Monster DEF: +17%. Stance Chance: +80%
Stage 4: ATT/M.ATT: +6%. HP/MP: +20%. Ignore Monster DEF: +21%. Stance Chance: +80%
Stage 5: ATT/M.ATT: +8%. HP/MP: +20%. Ignore Monster DEF: +25%. Stance Chance: +80%
Quick Draw Stance: Earn 2 Sword Energy upon defeating a monster. MP will consistently be drained while this stance is active. Applies only when Hayato has 3rd Job Advanced
Stage 1: Boss ATT: +6%. Attack Speed: +1. Chance to Stun: 30%. Critical Rate: +30%. Damage to Enemies in area: 150%
Stage 2: Boss ATT: +6%. Attack Speed: +1. Chance to Stun: 35%. Critical Rate: +35%. Damage to Enemies in area: 175%
Stage 3: Boss ATT: +8%. Attack Speed: +1. Chance to Stun: 40%. Critical Rate: +40%. Damage to Enemies in area: 200%
Stage 4: Boss ATT: +8%. Attack Speed: +1. Chance to Stun: 45%. Critical Rate: +45%. Damage to Enemies in area: 225%
Stage 5: Boss ATT: +10%. Attack Speed: +1. Chance to Stun: 50%. Critical Rate: +50%. Damage to Enemies in area: 250%
Note: Earn Sword Energy by defeating enemies to reach a higher combo stage to receive more powerful buffs. Sword Energy will be lowered when switching between stances. Flash Jump is disabled in Quick Draw stance.

Summer_Rain Summer Rain (Active)
[Normal Stance] Unleashes the ultimate Battoujutsu technique that only Hayato can use. Send you high into the sky to rain down waves of destruction. Becomes stronger at higher levels. Can be used from normal stance when you have a full combo.
Level 1: Damage 1320%, Max Enemies Hit: 15, Number of Attacks: 10, +15% damage for 120 sec.
Note: Synchronizes with Hitokiri Hundred Strike skill level.

Hitokiri Hundred Strike (Active)
[Quick Draw Stance] Unleashes the ultimate Battoujutsu technique that only Hayato can use. Send you high into the sky to rain down waves of destruction. Becomes stronger at higher levels. Can be used from normal stance when you have a full combo.
Level 1: Damage 1320%, Max Enemies Hit: 15, Number of Attacks: 10, +15% damage for 120 sec.

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)
[Normal Stance] Unleashes three measured strikes to slash up to four enemies.
Level 1: 3 MP, (42% Damage x 2) + (81% Damage x 3) + (82% Damage x 4)
Level 20: 9 MP, (80% Damage x 2) + (100% Damage x 3) + (120% Damage x 4)
Note: Press skill button repetitively OR hold down skill button to perform up to 3 different slashes. Each slash deals different damage and number of attacks. When slash successfully hits an enemy, your character will move forward a little, which may be a hassle when you want to be stationary at a certain spot when bossing. Synchronizes with Blade Flash skill level.

Blade Flash (Active)
[Quick Draw Stance] Draws your sword in a blink of the eye to deal devastating damage to 1 enemy. Can only be used from Quick Draw stance using the attack button.
Level 1: MP Cost: 5, Damage: 142%, Max Enemies Hit: 1, Number of Attacks: 3
Level 20: MP Cost: 11, Damage: 180%, Max Enemies Hit: 1, Number of Attacks: 3

Surging_Blade Surging Blade (Active)
One of the basic techniques of Battoujutsu. Dashes through enemies with an upward swing of the blade. Can be used four times in a row with no delay.
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.

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.

Battoujutsu Leap (Active)
The swiftness of the Battoujutsu allows you to leap once and swing your sword to leap again.
Level 1: MP Cost: 19, Adds an extra jump when used in midair. Can be used 2 times back to back.
Level 10: MP Cost: 10, Adds an extra jump when used in midair. Can be used 2 times back to back.
Note: Synchronizes with Battoujutsu Dash skill level.

Battoujutsu Dash (Active)
The swiftness of the Battoujutsu allows you to tap the directional key twice to move quickly in that direction. Only works going left and right.
Level 1: MP Cost: 19, Dash left or right as desired.
Level 10: MP Cost: 10, Dash left or right as desired.

MapleStory Hayato Shouryuusen Shouryuusen (Active)
Attack 6 enemies 4 times with whirlwind that floats them up in mid air.
Level 1: MP Cost: 18, Damage: 91%, Max Enemies Hit: 6, Number of Attacks: 5, Lifts enemies into air.
Level 10: MP Cost: 21, Damage: 100%, Max Enemies Hit: 6, Number of Attacks: 5, Lifts enemies into air.

Battoujutsu Advance (Active)
Unleashes back-to-back Battoujutsu attacks as quick as the wind. Uses all 8 stages of attack during the time limit. Attacks activated during the time limit will have increased Attack Power based on the its stage. Only learned skills will activate. Max Level is 1.
1st Attack: Surging Blade
2nd Attack: Shouryuusen
3rd Attack: Slash Up
4th Attack: Falcon Dive
5th Attack: Dankuusen
6th Attack: Sweeping Sword
7th Attack: Tornado Blade
Final Attack: Sudden Strike
Level 1: MP Cost: 20, Time Limit: 20 sec. Attack Power based on stage of attack: +1%
Note: You have to hold down the hot key for all 8 stages to activate in sequence. You could also tap the skill button quickly in consecutive manner before the time limit expires.

Hayato 1st Job Skill Build: Everything maxed.
0. Battoujutsu Advance (MAX)
1. Sanrenzan, Surging Blade, Shouryuusen (1)
2. Battoujutsu Leap (MAX)
3. Center Ki (MAX)
4. Sanrenzan (MAX)
5. Surging Blade (MAX)
6. Shouryuusen (MAX)

Hayato primary attacking skill for 1st Job will be Sanrenzan and Surging Blade. Therefore, add 1 SP (Skill Point) into both skills first! Use Surging Blade or Battojutsu Leap to move towards monster quickly instead of walking.

Hayato 2nd Job Skills

Jin_Sanrenzan Jin Sanrenzan (Active)
[Normal Stance] A more challenging triple slash hits up to 5 enemies. Press the skill key to strike continuously.
Level 1: 8 MP, (85% Damage x 2) + (102% Damage x 2) + (123% Damage x 3)
Level 20: 14 MP, (180% Damage x 2) + (140% Damage x 2) + (180% Damage x 3)
Note: Press skill button repetitively OR hold down skill button to perform up to 3 different slashes. Each slash deals different damage and number of attacks. When slash successfully hits an enemy, your character will move forward a little, which may be a hassle when you want to be stationary at a certain spot when bossing. Synchronizes with Jin Blade Flash skill level.

Jin Blade Flash (Active)
[Quick Draw Stance] Draws your sword in a blink of the eye to deal devastating damage to 1 enemy. Can only be used from Quick Draw stance using the attack button.
Level 1: MP Cost: 10, Damage: 204%, Max Enemies Hit: 1, Number of Attacks: 3
Level 20: MP Cost: 14, Damage: 280%, Max Enemies Hit: 1, Number of Attacks: 3

Military_Might Military Might (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

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: Up + Up.
Level 1: MP Cost: 28, Damage: 76%, Max Enemies Hit: 8, Jumps during attack
Level 5: MP Cost: 12, Damage: 100%, Max Enemies Hit: 8, Jumps during attack

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

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

Rising Slash (Active)
Leaps high in the air to slash at enemies. Enemies hit by the slash are launched into air. 3rd stage skill out of the 8 Battoujutsu stages.
Level 1: MP Cost: 30, Damage: 156%, Number of Attacks: 3, Max Enemies Hit: 6, Enemies are launched into air when they are hit.
Level 15: MP Cost: 55, Damage: 170%, Number of Attacks: 3, Max Enemies Hit: 6, Enemies are launched into air when they are hit.

Falcon_Dive Falcon Dive (Active)
Jumps high into the air to drop a fierce strike from above. 4th stage skill out of the 8 Battoujutsu stages.
Level 1: MP Cost: 25, Max Enemies Hit: 8, Damage: 128%, Number of Attacks: 6
Level 15: MP Cost: 40, Max Enemies Hit: 8, Damage: 170%, Number of Attacks: 6

Hayato 2nd Job Skill Build: Everything maxed.
1. Jin Sanrenzan, Vapor Blade, Falcon Dive, Rising Slash (1)
2. Military Might (MAX)
3. Katana Booster (MAX)
4. Unfaltering Blade (MAX)
5. Vapor Blade (MAX)
6. Jin Sanrenzan (MAX)
7. Falcon Dive (MAX)
8. Rising Slash (MAX)

Hayato primary attacking skill in 2nd job will be a mix of Jin Sarenzan, Vapor Blade, Falcon Dive and Rising Slash. The skills usage will vary depending on your play style and training area. Add 1 SP (Skill Point) to unlock those active skills. First, max Military Might to boost your overall damage. Then, max Katana Booster to reduce skill animation delay for faster attacking speed. Next, max Unfaltering Blade to boost your critical success rate for better damage. Max Vapor Blade early to take advantage of the height boost per skill level. Finally, max the preferred skill for your training. If you tend to raid mini bosses at this level, it’s recommended to max the Jin Sarenzan else max Falcon Dive and Rising Slash for better damage and mobility.

Hayato 3rd Job Skills

Fuu_Sanrenzan Fuu Sanrenzan (Active)
Required Skill: Jin Sanrenzan (MAX)
[Normal Stance] Unleashes three measured strikes to slash up to four enemies.
Level 1: 18 MP, (192% Damage x 2) + (193% Damage x 3) + (203% Damage x 3)
Level 20: 24 MP, (230% Damage x 2) + (250% Damage x 3) + (260% Damage x 3)
Note: Press skill button repetitively OR hold down skill button to perform up to 3 different slashes. Each slash deals different damage and number of attacks. When slash successfully hits an enemy, your character will move forward a little, which may be a hassle when you want to be stationary at a certain spot when bossing. Synchronizes with Fuu Blade Flash skill level.

Fuu Blade Flash (Active)
[Quick Draw Stance] Draws your sword in a blink of the eye to deal devastating damage to 1 enemy. Can only be used from Quick Draw stance using the attack button.
Level 1: MP Cost: 10, Damage: 317%, Max Enemies Hit: 1, Number of Attacks: 3
Level 20: MP Cost: 14, Damage: 450%, Max Enemies Hit: 1, Number of Attacks: 3

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: 19, Max Enemies Hit: 10, Damage: 153%, Number of Attacks: 6
Level 20: MP Cost: 31, Max Enemies Hit: 10, Damage: 210%, Number of Attacks: 6

Whirlwind_Cut Whirlwind Cut (Active)
Required Skill: Dankuusen Level 15 or higher.
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%

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: Attack Boost Chance: 6%, Evasion: 7%, Damage: +6%. Damage Boost can be stacked 5 times.
Level 15: Attack Boost Chance: 90%, Evasion: 35%, Damage: +6%. Damage Boost can be stacked 5 times.

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 15: Status Chance: 30%, 190% damage every 1 sec, Duration: 6 sec

Warriors_Heart Warrior’s Heart (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 15: Chance: 40%, HP Recovered: 4%

MapleStory Hayato Dankuusen Dankuusen (Active)
Required Skill: Shouryuusen Level 1 or higher.
Flashes through multiple enemies with deadly precision. Use directly after Shouryuusen to auto-target enemies in the air. 5th stage skill out of the 8 Battoujutsu stages.
Level 1: MP Cost: 6, Damage: 172%, Max Enemies Hit: 6, Number of Attacks: 4
Level 20: MP Cost: 15, Damage: 210%, Max Enemies Hit: 6, Number of Attacks: 4

Hayato 3rd Job Skill Build: Everything maxed.
1. Fuu Sanrenzan, Whirlwind Cut, Sweeping Sword, Dankuusen (1)
2. Warrior’s Heart (MAX)
3. Willow Dodge (MAX)
4. Fuu Sanrenzan (MAX)
5. Whirlwind Cut (MAX)
6. Merciless Blade (MAX)
7. Sweeping Sword (MAX)
8. Dankuusen (MAX)

Hayato’s 3rd Job primary attacking skill will be a combination of Fuu Sanrenzan, Whirlwind Cut, Sweeping Sword and Dankuusen. Therefore, add 1 SP (Skill Point) into each of these offensive skills. Max both passive skills (Warrior’s Heart and Willow Dodge) first before maxing your primary attacking skill and secondary skills.

Hayato 4th Job Skills

Rai_Sanrenzan Rai Sanrenzan (Active)
Required Skill: Max Fuu Sanrenzan.
Deal three devastating slashes against 7 enemies. Has a chance to deal extra damage.
Level 1: 21 MP, (223% Damage x 2) + (243% Damage x 3) + (244% Damage x 3), Extra Damage Chance: 1%, Extra Damage: 307%
Level 20: 32 MP, (280% Damage x 2) + (300% Damage x 3) + (320% Damage x 3), Extra Damage Chance: 20%, Extra Damage: 440%
Note: Press skill button repetitively OR hold down skill button to perform up to 3 different slashes. Each slash deals different damage and number of attacks. When slash successfully hits an enemy, your character will move forward a little, which may be a hassle when you want to be stationary at a certain spot when bossing. Synchronizes with Rai Blade Flash skill level.

Rai Blade Flash (Active)
[Quick Draw Stance] Draws your sword in a blink of the eye to deal devastating damage to 1 enemy. Can only be used from Quick Draw stance using the attack button.
Level 1: MP Cost: 10, Damage: 509%, Max Enemies Hit: 1, Number of Attacks: 4
Level 20: MP Cost: 14, Damage: 680%, Max Enemies Hit: 1, Number of Attacks: 4

Shinsoku Shinsoku (Active)
Focuses your fury and skill to attack a single enemy. Can only be activated in Quick Draw stance.
Level 1: MP Cost: 28, Damage: 243%, Number of Attacks: 2
Level 30: MP Cost: 28, Damage: 330%, Number of Attacks: 2
Note: Attack will stay active when skill key is held down. Movement and jump functions added.

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.

Iron_Skin Iron Skin (Supportive)
Temporarily increases Abnromal 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%

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: 16% after avoiding an attack, Damage Reduction: 9%, Duration: 8 sec. Permanently increases Avoidability by 21%
Level 30: Trigger Chance: 45% after avoiding an attack, Damage Reduction: 72%, Duration: 8 sec. Permanently increases Avoidability by 50%

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

Akatsuki_Hero Akatsuki Hero (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

Akatsuki_Blossoms Akatsuki Blossoms (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

Counterattack Eye for an Eye (Passive)
A technique passed down from the Battoujutsu masters. Grants a chance to parry an enemy attack and dish out damage in return. This is a toggle skill that can be activated and deactivated whenever the skill is used.
Level 1: Damage: 150%, Chance: 11%, Max Enemies Hit: 3
Level 10: Damage: 195%, Chance: 20%, Max Enemies Hit: 3

Bloodletter Bloodletter (Supportive + Passive)
Required Skill: Merciless Blade Level 10 or higher.
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

Tornado_Blade Tornado Blade (Active)
Turns your blade into a tornado of steel, pushing all enemies around you to one side. 7th stage skill out of the 8 Battoujutsu stages.
Level 1: MP Cost: 20, Max Enemies Hit: 8, Critical Damage: 185%, Number of Attacks: 7, Pulls in enemies with Stun Chance: 24%, Stun Duration: 6 sec.
Level 20: MP Cost: 32, Max Enemies Hit: 8, Critical Damage: 280%, Number of Attacks: 7, Pulls in enemies with Stun Chance: 100%, Stun Duration: 10 sec.

Sudden Strike (Active)
Leaps into the air to deliver an impossible fast cut. 8th stage skill out of the 8 Battoujutsu stages.
Level 1: MP Cost: 44, Max Enemies Hit: 10, Damage: 253%, Number of Attacks: 6, Additional Debuff Damage from Party: +1%, Debuff applies to Boss monsters.
Level 20: MP Cost: 56, Max Enemies Hit: 10, Damage: 405%, Number of Attacks: 6, Additional Debuff Damage from Party: +20%, Debuff applies to Boss monsters.

Hayato 4th Job Skill Build: Everything maxed except Tornado Blade.
1a. Rai Sanrenzan, Shinsoku, Hitokiri Strike, Tornado Blade (1)
1b. Iron Skin, Jinsoku, Cleaver, Sudden Strike (1)
2. Cleaver (MAX)
3. Rai Sanrenzan (MAX)
4. Hitokiri Strike (MAX)
5. Jinsoku (MAX)
6. Akatsuki Hero (MAX)
7. Eye for an eye (MAX)
8. Akatsuki Blossoms (MAX)
10. Iron Skin (MAX)
11. Bloodletter (MAX)
12. Shinsoku (MAX)
13. Sudden Strike (MAX)
14. Tornado Blade (15/20)

Hayato’s 4th Job primary skill will be Rai Sarenzan. For bossing, you will want to use Shinsoku (Quick Draw Stance activated). Most of the skills here are supportive and passive. You will not be able to max out these skills unless you have the 4th Job Mastery Books available for unlocking the cap placed on these skills. You could follow the guide above and use your SP on them first, else save SP till you unlock the skills.

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%

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

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

Sudden Strike – 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: 500%, 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


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.


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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266 thoughts on “MapleStory Hayato Skill Build Guide

  1. TaKenTruth

    Correction: Hitokiri Strike:Cooldown Cutter is not cutting 100% of the cooldown, it’s 95% :(

  2. timmy

    @ayumilove : i see from your old post , you said shinsoku need t max last but in the new revamp you recommend it for bossing? rather than the single rai?

  3. monkeybee

    @Ayumilove looks like EMS is doing it diffrontly we just got the v116. today and hayato skills are still the same S: and they trick u in 2ed job theres a skill there u cant get in till 4th job and by then u used your points wrong and u have 14 extrap oints on 3ed job so the stupid ! never gos away >.<

  4. Tsurugi

    MSEA caught up to GMS so quickly… Now really, JMS outdid itself in terms of worldwide releases… Same with Alishan. :D

  5. Ayumilove Post author

    @monkey: EMS will take some time to get the new Hayato Skill revamp. You will need to wait for it though. I’m not sure if the free VPN software such as HotspotShield still works with GMS.

  6. monkey

    EMS ….GMS blocked my ip even tho my account was made like a year or 2 befor blocking non NA ips D:

  7. Ayumilove Post author

    @monkey: Are you playing on GMS (Global MapleStory)? Because this page shows the latest Hayato skill revamp for GMS v166.

  8. monkey

    posted but its not showing :(

  9. monkey

    only made it to lvl 30 so far but

    from biggner
    quick draw
    summer rain
    hitokiri hundred strike

    1st job
    blade flash
    battoujutsu leap
    battoujutsu dash
    shouryuusen(moved to 2en job)
    battoujutsu advance

    2n job
    jin blade flash
    rising slash
    falcon dive

  10. OzPizza

    #quote# “Hayato 1st Job Skill Build: Everything maxed.” Damn it, I liked your build, however I mixed everything except this one, sooo one of my skill point is used wrongly. please update it… (Playing EMS)

  11. Ayumilove Post author

    @monkey: Which skills are you referring to that Hayato does not have?

  12. monkey

    how comes this page is showing a bunch of skills that hayato dosent have? he just got reunlocked today :S intill the 18th

  13. Amit

    How is Hayato’s Mastery now compared to rest of the classes like WH? Before the range was pretty bad 1.2m to 2m.

  14. Ayumilove Post author

    @smallblack: Hayato’s 1st job is OK. Are you referring to the other skills such as Blade Flash and Battoujutsu Dash not appearing in the 1st job skill build? Those skills are sync with other base skills.

  15. smallblack

    why 1st job is not same with the skill build??

  16. Ayumilove Post author

    @skinny: This guide is for GMS v.166 which has the latest Hayato skill revamp that MapleSEA will need to follow once they upgrade their MapleStory to fit in the new Hayato and Kanna Skill revamp. Kindly refer to the MapleSEA Hayato skill build guide at

  17. skinny

    hi ayumi, i would like to know why my 4th job skill are not same as your guide …. please help thank you :)

  18. Nathan

    i think hitikori strike hyperskill is put at 95% cdr

  19. Joe11

    hi Ayumi. Would like to ask you. if i equipped it with a glove cubed with DSI.. is it useful for Hayato or just a waste?.. if it is a waste, then which job should i equip this

  20. Michael

    Hi Ayumi,
    a quick note, Falcon Dive is not a 4th job skill since the GMS Asylum update. I’ll post more details when I get a chance to log on later today

  21. Ayumilove Post author

    @ramon: Yeah, will update Hayato when I am able to find the time. :)

  22. Ayumilove Post author

    @Anonymous: Thanks for your feedback on Hayato Skill Build Guide. I’ll update the GMS section once I’m available :)

  23. Anonymous

    You MAX EVERYTHING for 1st to 3rd JOB.

  24. ramon

    will you update the new build?

  25. Tacooss

    Hello! Quick question. Are you gonna update the Hayato and Kanna because the latest patch for GMS?

  26. Chongding

    Just want to ask, is it me or does the Hayato have lack of SP allocation? Because I am 140 already and maxed everything except the Akatsui Cleansing? I lack 5 SP to max the Cleansing.

  27. Jake

    Some people are saying hayato will be getting buff soon in GMS with Flash jump added as well. Is this true? If it is, do you think the buff is big enuf to increase his rank in DPS Chart?

  28. bishop

    @Sorn, according to maplesea website, Hayato will not be able to max all skills at 140. It also mention that Kaizer is bugged. Hence these two characters have a bit of issue in the recent patch.

    @Ayumi, I am equally confused which skill to max at 4th Job.

  29. Sorn

    Hello, I am playing in MapleSEA, and something quite … peculiar has happened?

    I am a 182 Hayato and for some reason, I am not able to max out all my fourth job’s skills.

    I followed the order of this guide, and my Shinsoku is lacking 5 extra points to max. (No, it isn’t about mastery books).

    With the Hypers, Shinsoku can possibly be better against single mob as compared to Rai, therefore, I am wondering if there is something else I shouldn’t add in order to max out Shinsoku?

    (In this case, I am thinking Eye for an Eye, or am I missing out something here? Is everyone capable of maxing it out?)

  30. KuroyukiRyuu

    Please note that in terms of 1v1 damage, Shinsoku is actually better than Rai Sanrezan in terms of damage. Evidence is here:

  31. dinho

    in GMS hitokiri strike hyper skill cooldown cutter its cooldown -95%

  32. Ayumilove Post author

    @Galleigo_808: Thanks for your Hayato tips!

  33. Ayumilove Post author

    @Pepsi: Thanks for your Hayato tips!

  34. Ayumilove Post author

    @martin: I have updated Hayato Guide for MSEA! Sorry for the delay.

  35. Ayumilove Post author

    @iamhuman: I have updated Hayato Guide for MSEA! Sorry for the delay.

  36. iamhuman

    hi Ayumi is this guide updated for the Revamp?? I’m using MSEA

  37. martin

    Hi ayumi, Msea updated hayato’s skills too there were some changes.

  38. Pepsi

    Hello, a quick tip for hayato beginners: (lvl10-29) Hayato, as mentioned, is great for mobbing. For the lower levels, hold down Sanrenzan while using Battojutsu and have some MP in your quickslots for the greatest damage. I also recommend Surging Blade for mobbing in a single spot because it is like DS’s dark thrust (Same key for me!)

  39. Galleigo_808

    Hayato’s sanrenzan is good for bossing in my opinion. But you need lots of MP pots as a hayato and to boss with sanrenzan… Turn on Battojutsu and then spam a few slashes of sanrenzan (Hold down key) and use the finisher move, Summer Rain! It is a beginner skill, so giant slime (example for noob hayatos) would be easily killable with hayato. However, it can mob too (Spam surging blade).

  40. Brandon

    Is the iron skin for hayato glitched it keeps stacking up when I keep buffing. Got to 2k % then stopped because I got bored of buffing it lol

  41. Aran

    Has it been tested whether or not counterattack still procs bosses damage reflect? Or was it fixed?

  42. stan

    I was wondering if gms is gonna do anything about this class since its a really fun class but lacks dps compared to other classes…

  43. Eyan

    I reached level 40 but the quest from takeda requires me to be level 50 which means i train on my own right? What do you suggest I do?

  44. Jack

    Is the quest ‘counterintelligence ‘ bugged or something? The seal case doesn’t come out.

  45. bloodsteam

    where do i find katana for hayato for level 90

  46. Ayumilove Post author

    @confused freak: Yes. -100% cd means 0 cooldown and this allows you to spam Hitori Strike to your heart’s content.

  47. confused freak

    if hitori strike cooldown cutter -100% cd then no cooldown?

  48. Ayumilove Post author

    @iEclipse: Thanks for your feedback! I’ll add it to the pros and cons section :)

  49. iEclipse

    And I do realize you mentioned it in the later parts of the guide, but I usually look at the pros and cons first, and I think it’d be useful for others to know before starting a Hayato.

  50. iEclipse

    I think in the pros and cons section, you should include the fact that Hayatos use ridiculously high amounts of MP, especially when using any of the sanrenzan skills, because of their high attack rates. None of my other characters drink down as many mana potions as this one does.

  51. Maria jose

    Aunque llego algo tarde para comentar, estupendo post! estare al tanto de las nuevas actualizaciones. un besito.

  52. Kirisaya

    Hello. I’m at lvl 166 and lacking a little defense. Is it worthy to use 1 sp (got 2) to activate Hyper Weapon Defense at this lvl? Or should I wait until lvl 192 to unlock Hyper Health and respect the order in your build? Please, help.

  53. Hayato The Great?

    Loved playing as Hayato, okay so the damage is low but I don’t care, I play for fun and Hayato was really my first class on Maple. I liked how you added the translations, I couldn’t understand what he was saying but now. I feel pretty awesome, espically when using the 4th job strike KO. Go Hayato.

  54. Animefreak

    Hi Ayumi, just wondering whether shinsoku would be a better bossing attack than sanrenzan after hyper skills.

  55. Rashid

    Bryan, you can’t (unless you sell mesos illegally, then buy mesos again, also illegally). They removed world transfers, I think.

  56. Bryan

    Ayumi, do u know how to trasfer money to another character in another world but in the same id account.

  57. Rashid

    Please make up your mind. Does the Hayato character card boost critical rate, or minimum critical damage? ;_;

  58. deemeeneesh

    Hi Ayumi! Great guide, esp. on the FAQs! They addressed a lot of my concerns. Anyway, can the Jr. Boogie Familiar be obtained in all Maplestory servers? I happen to be in the SEA one, but I’ve never seen anybody sell/buy it, as well as any dropped from the Boogies themselves. I really need the Mana regen for Hayato lol… What are your thoughts?

  59. Ayumilove Post author

    @Thugles: Activation Chance only occurs when you perform Rai Sanrenzan. Thanks for noticing the unconverted skill names, I have replace with the official ones in the explanation section :)

  60. aran888888

    @Thugles: the activation chance is for another hit or line of damage after the main attacks, similar to the Final Attack skill. I am fairly certain it is only for Rai Sanrenzan, but i could be wrong on that one.

  61. Thugles

    Hi Ayumi, I have a little doubt here(first of all, please forgive my English). It’s about the Rai Sanrenzan skill(fourth job advancement). The “Activation Chance” is like a passive that gives an activation chance for ALL Hayato’s attacking skills? Or it’s just for the Rai Sanrenzan? Also, the “+207% Activation Damage.”, for example. The damage will be (Damage) + (207%) OR just 207%?

    Also, in the third job build there some odd skill names like “Kurenai Jubaku”(I know it’s Merciless Blade, but you just type it “Kurenai” without any explanation on the build :P).

    Oh, and I want to say: Thank you. I just love this site, and here is the first place I came when I want to know about any class or build. I’m brazilian and, um… actually, I translate some of your guides to portuguese, so people who don’t understand much english can read them too. Of course I put the credits in the end of the guide and strongly reccomend your website, so… I hope you don’t mind D:

  62. XcrCrhrono

    For MApleSEA,are the Jr. Boogie familiar still available?

  63. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Anonymous, last time I played Hayato, when I hold down the key, it only activates the first slash of Sanrenzan. Not sure if they have modify the skill so that the hold-down does all 3 slashes in sequence. Thanks for the heads up!

  64. Ayumilove Post author

    Thanks Reayldon for the notice of the Kanna’s Guide Comment section is closed. Not sure what made it disabled, I have re-enabled it back. Let me know if there are other guides have this issue, and I’ll rectify it ASAP :) Regarding the Haku Perfected (4th Job Skill), it requires a Mastery Book (requires at least 5 SP into Haku Perfected before the mastery book can be used) to uncap Level 10 to Level 20. Try searching the FreeMarket (if you are NX Cash User, use Minerva Owl to scout quickly for the cheapest Mastery Book).

  65. Reayldon

    Ayumi, the comments on kanna’s guide had been closed so i decided to post it here, about kanna’s stuff. I have just checked through your kanna’s skill build and found that the maximum level for the haku perfected (4th job skill) is level 20 but we could only upgrade it to the maximum of level 10 . However, you did not state its mastery book on your guide. So, i would like to ask you, is that level 20 the maximum level for haku perfected or it just level 10? Do we need the mastery book to upgrade the skill to level 20? I rarely see people selling the book, perhaps it can only be obtained using other methods such as cash shop or gachapon?

  66. Annonymous

    Hi Ayumi. On November 24, you commented to Junior that it is tiring for Hayato to battle bosses because it will be tiring to our fingers as we spam the main skill. But, I’ve tried holding down Sanrenzan skill key on my keyboard and it actually works!

  67. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Miko, you can’t max all the Hyper Skills except for the Active ones (Level 150, 170, 200). You can choose 6 passive stats and 5 passive skill boosts.

  68. Miko

    Wait, so we can max all the hyper skills? :3

  69. Junior

    Hi Ayumi, can i know how to ply MapleGlobal if im not living in the United States??

  70. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Junior, they are just ok for bossing. But they are quite tiring for fingers having to spam the primary skill unless you use Shinsoku and hold skill down.

  71. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Reth, just stop attacking until the damage reflect (purple sword icon with armor) on boss has disappeared, then start attacking again. Usually the mini-boss will cast it around 40% of their HP and big boss cast it earlier around 80-90% of their HP.

  72. Reth

    Ayumi, for any job, u shouldn’t add any counter atk/final atk or else when u are bossing and the boss have reflect, when the reflect is on and u used final atk u will hit the boss with reflect and die

  73. Junior

    is hayato a good bosser?

  74. iBladeCool

    GMS delay Kanna and Hayato hyper skill for quite long so perhaps MSEA would delay them too :/

  75. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Epical, perhaps MSEA would add them once they have Kanna released on December 4 2013, or maybe they will delay it again till next year 2014 :D

  76. Epical

    MSEA’s Hayato doesn’t have Hyper skills :(

  77. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Dominique, have you tried weapon crafting in MapleStory? Personally I went to FreeMarket and purchase Katana instead of making 1 though, saves my time :D

  78. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Silverfox, you’re welcome :) Come back again when Kanna is out ;)

  79. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Lee Shao Wei, all 1st Job Skills are maxed as described in the build :)

  80. Silverfox

    Thank you for the guide! ^ ^ Appreciate it since MSEA just released Hayato! ^ ^

  81. Dominique

    hi ayumi! thanks for all the awesome advice you’ve been posting. I can’t seem to find any katanas or other equips for my level 100 hayato and the highest level available katana is only at 120. armor is also hard to find as i’m using the one given by the princess :/ any advice on what equips i should get?

  82. Lee Shao Wei

    Ayumilove ,
    The Hayato 1st job skills for MSEA version all maxed .

  83. slashureeggs

    Hey i have a question , when i get to lvl 70 which skill book should i take?

  84. Demonxas

    And i doubt kanna will have her hyper skills too when it’s release in MSEA

  85. Demonxas

    why can’t MSEA just copy and paste GMS hayato? then we’ll have hyper skills and voice too.

  86. Ayumilove Post author

    @dvdemon: Does your Demon Slayer got banned recently? Notice any GM Banned Notice? Sometimes it happens to me when I log into Cash Shop, and from there somehow MapleStory crash. When I try to re-login, it wouldn’t let me login until I did it for 3-4 logins. If that still does not help, perhaps you can shoot MapleSEA and GMS an e-mail about your character does not load into game mode. There is another reason why it doesn’t come out though, let say if you were in an event map, and that event map were to be deleted/removed/unaccessible, then your character isn’t able to be logined from that map – stuck.

  87. Ayumilove Post author

    @Jinki: Kaiser is more powerful and uses less MP compared to Hayato. Hayato attack speed and movement is marvelous, however the damage is packs in each sword slash is non-superior compared to Kaiser.

  88. Ayumilove Post author

    @Yuno: Yeah, I have tested the Hayato character, there is no voice from Hayato when he executes his skills + no hyper skills. It’s life half-baked released. I wonder why they did not grab the translation updates from GMS which has it long time ago.

  89. dvdemon

    Ayumilove pls help me why i cant login my demon slayer? Other char is no problem

  90. Jinki

    kaiser or hayato , which one is stronger?

  91. Yuno

    Too bad that MapleSEA Hayato doesn’t live up its expectation.

    They doesn’t have Hyper skills and character voice.

  92. Ayumilove Post author

    1. Download the latest Hack Shield from MapleSEA and extract its content.
    2. Rename the HShield in your MapleStory Folder as HShield_Backup
    3. Copy over the extracted HShield into Maplestory installation folder.
    4. Next, go into HShield folder and run the HSUpdate.exe
    5. Finally, run MapleStory.exe

    This works for me.

  93. Dalvinx

    Hayato link skill ‘keen edge’ says it only add +5 WA but why in MSEA it add +5 MA too. is this some kind of mistake?

  94. StOMP

    I cant login to Maple. it keep repeating Hack Shield detected. is it the same problem as the maplers who are seniors`? I login frequently though

  95. Ayumilove Post author

    @Zetsu: Beginner Quest are required. But the rest not required though. You can power level up as usual but you will lose out in gaining lots of EXP from those Quest (similarly to Luminous Quest that gives lots of EXP). You will also miss out in gaining some free equips at certain quest such as Level 200 Hayato/Kanna Quest.

  96. Zetsu

    Alright thanks :)

  97. zElite

    hi ayumi is the hayato a must? or no?

  98. Ayumilove Post author

    @sapit: It’s alright :D

  99. Ayumilove Post author

    @Error: Thanks for the notice! I have perform the necessary corrections :)

  100. Zetsu

    hi, is it a must to do Hayato and Kanna storyline?
    Or I can just skip it and just rush my level?

  101. Hayato

    Maplesea dosent seem to have sb for hayato/kanna so what will happen 0.0

  102. Error

    Erm i dont mean to be bad but ur hayato 2nd job, u wrote “Everything maxed except Shouryuusen” but below the orders of skill point input, ur last skill u put “9. Shouryuusen (MAX)” . sorry for my bad english.

  103. sapit

    in 13Nov only hayato will release,kanna will release in 4 december

    P/S sory for telling 13Nov hayato and kanna release :D

  104. StOMP

    Today at 5p.m., SEA is coming out Kanna and Hayato! can`t wait till 5.

  105. Ayumilove Post author

    @Wisdomness: Hayato has more speed in attack and movement.

  106. Ayumilove Post author

    @Reth: I play GMS and SEA. Thanks for your feedback :)

  107. StOMP

    Does anyone know where can I get Jr. Boggie u mentioned above?

  108. Reth

    Ayumi , Which type of Maplestory do u play? GMS, JMS , SEA or something else?
    Btw, ur blog have helped me a lot! Thanks!

  109. Wisdomness

    which job, Hayato or Kanna have more spd? As in Atk spd and Mobility

  110. Reth

    For the Hayato and Kanna build u forgot to change the first photo to the newer version, the max level there stated 200

  111. Reth

    Okay thanks Ayumi , because I am bad at both warrior and mage type jobs so I am confused what to play, so I shall play Kanna !

  112. Windyx

    base on damage who does more? hayato or kanna?

  113. Ayumilove Post author

    @Reth: I prefer Kanna because it has unique skills and unique combat system. For those who enjoy super fast attacking skills, go for Hayato. Their speed is comparable to Aran and Battle Mage hits, very fast and large AOE attack.

  114. Reth

    Do u prefer kanna or Hayato more?

  115. Ayumilove Post author

    @zElite: Thanks for the feedback. MapleStory has a tendency to change its skill names so often times the video will refer to an old name compared to the one shown in this guide. You could pause the video and see the skill icon and match it with the guide here :)

  116. Ayumilove Post author

    @all: Updated the Katana Sheath name to Kodachi. A kodachi literally translating into “small or short tachi (sword)”, is one of the traditionally made Japanese swords (nihontō) used by the samurai class of feudal Japan. Kodachi are from the early Kamakura period and are in the shape of a tachi. Kodachi are mounted in tachi style but with a length of less than 60 cm.

  117. zElite

    ayumi i love all your vids and skill build but i think for the vids u should do a commentary cause im having trouble looking at the skill and the name

  118. Ayumilove Post author

    @sapit: Thanks for the notice regarding MapleSEA new job releases (Kanna + Hayato) :)

  119. sapit

    hayato and kanna will release at maplesea at 13nov

  120. Ayumilove Post author

    @SoR0XaS: Currently MapleStory developers have not released Level 2 and Level 3 Link Skills for Sengoku Jobs/Classes (Kanna + Hayato). For me, I’ll create 1 till Level 120 for fun :)

  121. SoR0XaS

    Ayumi, does Hayato have a level 2 link skill? I’m planning to play both Hayato and Kanna to 120.

  122. Ayumilove Post author

    @StormSeven: When a new job is released, MapleStory will give out freebies such as Mastery Books and Equipment (Level 10 to Level 70) since the job has very rare items (not in FreeMarket yet). As more people farm for that gear, it saturates the market, and MapleStory stops giving these freebies. Approximately 1 month after the release of the new job, MapleStory will stop giving out freebies. So take this opportunity to create a new character when new job is released. Saves the trouble purchasing mastery book (at level 70) and gears.

  123. Ayumilove Post author

    @Tsurugi: Thanks for sharing this message! It would seem apparent that GMS will take the lead again to have RED patch first before MSEA unless something miracle happen (as in RED + Hayato + Kanna)

  124. Tsurugi

    And it looks like MSEA’s holding up RED for a while in favor of these folks. :D

  125. StormSeven

    Ayumi thanks for the guide, I have a quest about the Lv70 Mastery Book event you mentioned a few times. You suggests that we should grab the Cleaver mastery book, (I’m now lvl 100 and just got 4th job), but I dont recall ever getting a quest when I was lvl 70 that lets me choose a mastery book. I talk to the Maple Admin now and she doesn’t have such a quest either. Was it a temporary event that not longer exist?

  126. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Scott, GMS have not released Level 2 (120) and Level 3 (210) link skills yet. GMS players will need to wait for them to release another patch that contains those updates though.

  127. Scott

    Do Hayato have a level 2 link? Mine stayed at level 1 even though the hayato was level 120.

  128. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Shadowolfcub, currently Hayato and Kanna does not possess any Hyperskills at the moment. But I believe they will once the creators develop them. I wonder why it takes them so long to come up one.

  129. Shadowolfcub

    hey does hayato have hyper skills I just wanted to know? doumo(thanks)

  130. alfred shin

    hi ayumi when hayato coming out or back

  131. Dez

    For Sanrenzan on 2nd job, the amount of MP required for it is wrong. Now it takes 12 MP at level 1.

  132. aran888888

    Hey – just wanted to say nice guides :) a question however-how does hayato do at high levels? From what I’ve seen, passive 60% mastery gives him a lot of damage, but other classes get 70%-is hayato able to keep up with their damage at high levels?

  133. Icky

    Yeah, because of some patch, some of the mobility skills are no longer effective. They require you to be in mid air to use (which in my opinion is stupid and pointless). Anyway, just thought I’d put my two-cents in

  134. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi myfirstnamedotlastname, usually the place where monsters can kill you in 2-3 hits isn’t a great place for training. Its more like sacrificial pit if you were to ask me unless you can kill them first in 2-3 hits. Try equipping the latest high-defense gears to decrease the amount of damage received. Also, use link skills to increase your max hp and also use warrior deck card to further increase your hp (hit points / health points).

  135. [email protected]

    I am not sure what I am doing wrong… My Hayato dies so easily! I’m taking 1,500 to 3,000 damage from monsters, and I’m level 174! How do I reduce damage taken using Hayato?

  136. Shadowolf

    Yeah I’ve watched Naruto, but I’ve seen other shows that include a “sasuke” and he’s always a ninja prodigy. I just think that it would be cool if they had a single class shinobi for the sengoku characters.

  137. Parfate

    Regret i deleted it….Now need to download it again with a shity speed, dam!

  138. Parfate

    Ayumi, Okay, thank you. It’s not grayed but i remember that last time it was colored and cant create it. But ill try to download it again so hope that i remember wrong and it will be available again.

  139. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Parfate, you can check it out by logging into JMS and head over to the character creation. From there, if you notice that Hayato/Sengoku icon is grayed, it means its not available. This applies for all jobs icon.

  140. Parfate

    Okay, is Hayato still available in JMS?

  141. Blazeman22

    okay as i found out by high enough it means that i have ti jump up into the air to use dankuusen i can no longer use it on the ground, as it seems, but if that is the case i can’t use the combo anymore with dankuusen and shouryuusen

  142. Blazeman22

    after the unleashed patch i can no longer use dankuusen, it says i am not high enough to use this skill, i have the one point shoryuusen but i still can’t use it . p.s. i am a lv 34 hayato

  143. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Shadowolf, Sasuke sounds like one of the characters in Naruto. Have you watch the anime before?

  144. Shadowolf

    I know it would be redundant to make a sengoku Ninja Class since there’s already the assassin for explorers, but I think they should at least explore a possible Sasuke Class, since it’s well known that Sasuke is the name of one of the best shinobi during the sengoku jidai. And if not a Sasuke then maybe Hanzou. That would be sweet.

  145. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi JamyTea, Kenshin the Samurai is one of my favorite anime I watched :)

  146. JamyTea

    OMG I didnt know u watch rurouni kenshin cuz that one of my favorite anime and i didnt know that hayato was sorta based on kenshin

  147. OniAeon

    Hayato is currently available, and is NOT genderlocked. I currently play a female Hayato named OniHighwind.

  148. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi CHKFNRS, usually locked jobs will be back when there is a big event or the day when they are first released as a commemoration.

  149. sam

    @CHKFNRS Should have made one when you had the chance i have one :P

  150. Kooler

    No body know when

  151. CHKFNRS

    I just got back into maple today, and I wanted to make a hayato.. unfortunately they are disabled. When will I get the chance to make one?

  152. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Kanna Karma, job advancement is not affected by quest because its independent from it. Just remember that all the quests except for job advancement are link to one another. If you have not completed the earlier quest, the npc will not give you the next quest. See the list of quest below and check your quest menu or click the light-bulb icon on the left-side of the screen to see for any incomplete Hayato quest.

  153. Kanna Karma

    Ayumilove i have a hayato char but i cant finish a quest and its the search for tekeda shingen 1. ive seen in the internet that you finish by speaking to mouri but still he has no quest to tun in to me. Can you tell me what to do i really want to play this char also does this effect me from jod advancing?

  154. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Elms, as Cake mentioned about the Mastery Book, some skills requires at least 1 or 2 mastery books to achieve the maximum level. For example, Hitokiri Strike has a max level of 30. Therefore, when your Hayato reaches 4th Job, he will only be able to max it to 10. Remove level 10 cap by using Hitokiri Strike 20, followed by Hitokiri Strike 30 to remove level 20 cap.

  155. Cake

    Elms, you need a mastery book. That’s what the case for almost every 4th job skill.

  156. elms

    hello, how come in 4th job skills like hitori strike or cleaver, the master level is 10 but when u put ur mouse over it, it says stuff like next level 11?

  157. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi BumbleBee, I guess at least 100% STR and above (approximately 300% STR) from Potential Equips and with the party buffs, godly scrolled equip and etc.

  158. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Sky, Hayato will get Hyper Skills after JMS added them :D

  159. Bumblebee

    Hi Ayumi, do you know how much % you need on str to hit max damage?
    And how much range should you have?

  160. Sky

    Will Hayato ever get hyper-skills? :(

  161. Zach

    Well for me when i was doing it around level 72ish
    I would just go to the end of the lane of monsters Whirlwind cut -> Sweeping Strike -> and Tornado Blade worked well, or Sanranzen. Doing this mostly allowed me to get majority of the monsters in a lane in one go XD. PLus since you can whirlwind cut after doing Vapor Blade it works well.

  162. Ayumilove Post author

    Thanks Zach for your input on Hayato’s 3rd Job. Whats the best skill combo for grinding enemies away especially in MP3?

  163. Zach

    I found in 3rd Job that Whirlwind cut into Sweeping strike into Tornado blade effectively clears monsters pretty well.
    I maxed Battojuitsu Soul, Willow Strike? ( the dodge) and the healing ability as well as tornado blade for the cooldown and if anything survives just Sanranzen it real fast. It works well if you do it form the end of a line. If your damage is pretty good then its not needed obviously but it works really effectively. I grinded about 6 levels in 45 minutes at MP3 solo.

    But to each his own. Other then that I usually follow your guides to a T <3.

  164. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Brylon, when you taken a hit from an enemy, only then this Counterattack skill triggers at a certain success rate to deal a regular attack on them back, similarly to Final Attack but the opposite way.

  165. hayato

    how can i get amaterasu muramasa recipe or the weapon itself?

  166. Brylon

    Does the parry chance from the 4th job Counterattack skill negate hits, or do you simply take the hit and return damage?

  167. elms

    oh nvm. i saw that someone already asked. but what does it mean that they reset ur sp? do they give u back all of ur sp points and u just redistribute them?

  168. elms

    hello! just wondering, for my 2nd and 3rd skills, i couldn’t max them there a way to max them? im already on the 4th job and i dunno how to max em anymore…

  169. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi gorehound, try to unequip both Katana and Wakizashi (Katana Sheath) before mining.

  170. gorehound

    trying to figure this out but can Hayato mine for minerals? I keep on trying to equip the pickaxe and it says harvesting tools cannot be equipped however the weaponized version of the pickaxe can be equipped without an issue. Help?

  171. coldmiller21

    Hmm so WHirlwind cut doesn’t seem to crit after shoryuusen. I can’t seem to figure out why, is it just the crit damage that goes up then?

  172. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Joseph Saxon, everyone might have different opinion on how to build their Hayatos and the guide above is just a reference and not a hard and fast rule :) If you are leeching using your main character or from other players, then it probably can help a tiny bit.

  173. Joseph Saxon

    This is kinda silly, but I’ve seen people put some points into Bloodletter very early because you can be on a rope just right and hit monsters above, so people put points in it to deal extra DOT

  174. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Brylon, Hayato weapons and Kanna weapons are both 2-handed.

  175. Brylon

    @ayumilove ???? . . . and for Hayato?

  176. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Brylon, Use a 2-handed magic attack scroll. Kanna does not use weapon attack to deal damage.

  177. Brylon

    I just got the Silent Crusade scroll, and it gave me a scroll for two-handed weapon? Is it safe to assume this means Katana are 2h?

  178. Brylon

    What type of scrolls do i use on Katana? are they a One-handed or Two-handed weapon? I know that you can’t use 1h-sword or 2h-sword scrolls on them, but what about the 1h-weapon and 2h-weapon scrolls?

  179. FxAwake

    @fxawake its the chance from sanzenran.

  180. FxAwake

    Hey ayumilove, what does those green numbers mean? It sometimes appears when I was attacking aliens

  181. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Jenny, don’t worry. You can reset your SP (Skill Point) by purchasing the SP Reset Card from Cash Shop. If you do not want to spend you real money or parents money, then hop over to and do some of their survey. Completing each survey gives you NX Points for free. However, these ads are sometimes available for certain people, but you can try it out. If that fails, then you would want to purchase NX for Meso. This means you trade with someone where the seller gives you an SP Reset Card/Scroll and you give meso in exchange. You will need to be certain that guy is trustworthy to do the transaction.

  182. Jenny tails

    I accidentally didnt max out sanrenzan in the 2nd job now i cant get the 3rd and 4th job version. Am i fck?

  183. Ayumilove Post author

    Thanks FxAwake, I have updated Jinsoku (Hayato’s 4th Job Skill) description.

  184. FxAwake

    hey ayumilove,

    Jinsoku has a wrong description: Hayato’s technique. after successfully avoiding an attack, grants a chance to reduce incoming damage for a time.

    lv1: Trigger chance 6.0% after avoiding an attack, Damage reduction: 3%, Duration: 8sec. Permanently increases Avoidability by 11%
    lv30: ??

  185. DragoonKnightL

    Does Falcon Dive work I mean the debuff so do stunt work or/and extra damage to target work.

  186. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Speed, they do not stack with one another but they act similarly to Maple Warrior with a different name, you know like Kaiser and Angelic Buster with Nova Warrior instead of Maple Warrior?

  187. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi WhyIsItYou, grab the Cleaver 30 Mastery Book at Level 70. I have mentioned it in the guide above under the “Frequently Asked Question” section :D

  188. WhyIsItYou

    What mastery book do you recommend to get at lvl 70?

  189. Speed

    Do skills like Akatsuki Hero stack with each other? Like maple warrior and nova warrior

  190. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Ricky, you could try Monster Park. I have my Level 143 Demon Slayer partied with a Level 150 Phantom (with Holy Symbol, Advanced Blessing, Rage) and cleared the park some rounds and reached Level 150 in a day using 8x EXP Rate gear :) For those Demon Slayer out there, use Demon’s Cry first on the enemy to gain additional bonus EXP before performing the finishing kill hehehe

  191. ricky

    My kaiser is lv 142 and i dont know where to train. Is there any other effective training spot other than lhc Please answer

  192. Andrea C. Velásquez (@AndreaJClunesV)

    Thank you very much for this and all of your other guides! :D I’m a big fan of your site.

    I was wondering… Do you happen to know who are the Japanese voice actors who play the voices of Hayato, the Princess, Nobunaga and the others?

  193. Dsien

    How do I get the 4th job medal for Hayato? and the lv100 equip box?, My Kanna got them without doing those quests.

  194. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi greenarrowspark2, get Jr Boogie 1 Familiar so it can help alleviate the high mp usage by Hayato’s skills. For the Mastery Book Event, grab Cleaver 30 to boost your damage and ignores a portion of enemy defense!

  195. greenarrowspark2

    Hey Ayumi, since there are some skills that normally would require mastery books that don’t, could you tell me which one I should get from the event. It would help. And another question: Is Hayato’s MP supposed to drain as quickly as it does? I’m ging broke trying to get good MP pots.

  196. Victor

    So I have made the 4th job and I gotta say this class is pretty fun :) Hopefully it stays fun when I’m at Crocks! Thanks for the guide Ayumi; it really helped!

  197. Mapler

    Ayumi, could you update a list of skills that could be made into a combo? :)

  198. Ayumilove Post author

    Thanks Victor for your input! Probably Nexon GMS would add in after they perform another patch.

  199. Brylon

    Dat green damage :3

  200. Victor

    Sadly the link skill doesn’t have a lvl 2 :/

  201. Ayumilove Post author

    Alright, will be updating Hayato Skill Combo Names :)

  202. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Brylon, it’s best to go with Rai Sanrenzan instead of Shinsoku even though its 1v1 (1 to 1 combat) because the total damage of Rai Sarenzan triple slashes out-damages Shinsoku and on top of that, it has a passive skill similar to Final Attack built within Rai Sanrenzan that has a chance to deal extra damage.

  203. Brylon

    Hi Ayumi, this guide is great! I wanted to ask for more detail about Shinsoku vs Rai Sanrenzan. Against a single target, which has higher DPS? It seems like Shinsoku would only have the purpose of out damaging your other attacks against a single target, like a boss encounter. Have you done/seen/read about any analysis on their actual DPS against bosses when maxed? Thanks!

  204. Date me please?

    Hi ayumilove could you change the names from the combo to the english names? Its hard to keep looking which is what skills ;) keep the good work up ^^

  205. Victor

    I have just started playing Hayato and so far it seems fun! Lets see how this works out….

  206. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi maaksas, the training spots are up-to-date with Post Tempest. Let me know if you spot an error in it :)

  207. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Pikachu, Cleaver is a must have early for bossing or grinding at Lion Heart Castle (LHC). Sarenzan outdamage Shinsoku, therefore, you can see it as a filler skill. That’s the reason Shinsoku is maxed last.

  208. maaksas

    Hello, I wanted to thank you for your guides, but i have one question is the training spots guide updated for post tempest?

  209. Pikachu

    If I wanted to lhc/bossing should I go for cleaver > shinsoku instead of maxing shinsoku last?

  210. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Michael, you’re welcome. I’ll be adding a list of Hayato Katana (primary weapon) into this guide :)

  211. Michael

    Hey Ayumi,

    I wanted to thank you for being so up-to-date with your guides. You’ve never failed to update them as soon as possible.

  212. samuraimich

    hm…. ok blackrainbowsparkles ( what a mouthfull XD)

  213. BlackRainbowSparkle

    You should go after cleaver as your pick because of the ignore defense and added damage, samuraimich

  214. samuraimich

    betternerfirelia that doesnt need a skill book h it gos to lvl 30 without it

  215. RawMoo

    Thanks for always making time for keeping us updated. I’ll get you a beer if you’re ever in SoCal lol.

  216. BetterNerfIrelia

    Senrenzan4 would be the best to choose for the event, no?

  217. samuraimich

    what 4th job Mastery Book should we get 1st for free since ( of the events lol) or you have no idea miss Ayumilove?

  218. Mapler

    Just to know, do you know orangemushroom blog or subcribed, intact, contact (i dont know the word for it) ?

  219. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi FxAwake, that’s a rough example. I’ve seen a KMS Player training on skelegons instead at LHC probably due to being packed there at peak hours.

  220. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Samuraimich, ally refers to your party member or MapleStory familiar who is doing damage on the affected monster you attacked with the Yousousen skill.

  221. samuraimich

    [REQUIRE] Max Senpuuzan.
    Attack 8 enemies 6 times by jumping into mid-air and lunging towards enemies to unleash powerful slashes. Has a chance to temporarily stun enemies. Enemies who are stun takes additional damage from you and your ally.
    LV1: 25 MP, 152% Damage, 24% Stun for 6 sec. +1% Ally Damage. +62% Damage.
    LV20: 45 MP, 190% Damage, 100% Stun for 10 sec. +20% Ally Damage. +100% Damage. whoa whoa whoa wait a min ally!? what ally?

  222. FxAwake

    Another note: ive read your guide to best training places and it contains ~7/10 to go to lhc, which i prefer not to. I like a more open map in which i can use skills to quickly kill mobs in a rather short amount of time (like the himes map) greetings fxawake

  223. FxAwake

    Het ayumilove, could you tell me where to train after 110 instead of lhc till 165 to sh? You mentioned something with skeles giving more exp/min? Thanks :) -fxawake

  224. ShadowMages

    Hayato looks like a DB ripoff and killer…
    Although you gotta admit, that’s some pretty good stuff there.

    @Javkson, only Evan and DB have the pre-4th job Mastery Books because of their many small “job advancements”.

  225. moonrobin

    I swear, the music in that video is from Sword Art Online’s soundtrack.

  226. kh fan

    nvm i figure it out
    it’s a cash shop thing isn’t it?

  227. kh fan

    Hey what with the orb above hayato’s head? and does it affect anything?

  228. kh fan

    yeah same here

  229. Javkson

    Hey does this class require mastery books to unlock a certain skill like in dual blade u need slash storm 20 to get bloodystorm thts wht im worried about..

  230. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi MMZ90, I have fixed the link, you should be able to view the Hayato Voice Meaning on Skills.

  231. kh fan

    hey all of you which class do you prefer between hayato and kanna

  232. MMZ90 (@MMZ90)

    Hey, the MapleStory Hayato Voice Meaning on Skills link doesn’t seem to be working. o-o;

  233. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi FxAwake, its best to train on monsters that give more exp per minute. If you can kill 2 LHC monster vs 50 skeles, and skeles gain 200% more exp, you should train on those mob instead :)

  234. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Samuraimich, its better compared to Explorer warrior (no need to walk slowly when you can leap towards your enemy), a little less powerful than Kaiser in terms of bossing and mobs while stationary, unless you hate being in 1 spot then Hayato is for you! It’s similar to Dual Blade where you move all around the place with some skills restricted with cooldown timer.

  235. FxAwake

    Is it better to train at mobs with hayato lv110+ or should he just lhc ( since his bossing skill is weaker compared to kaisers bossing)

  236. Micsaur

    @Dawn: Can u send link of the thread for the female and male faces of hayato?

  237. samuraimich

    ayumilove what do you think about this class good bad or meh to you?

  238. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi JacJones, its been confirmed on GMS Nexon Webiste :)

  239. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi JacJones, its been confirmed on GMS Nexon Website :)

  240. JacJones

    Told you it was the 13th =)

  241. Ayumilove Post author

    Thanks Hosakata for leaving a comment :)

  242. Hosakata

    guide* :3

  243. Hosakata

    This is a pretty good guide and will be very useful when Hayato comes out in GMS after Kanna.

  244. Kaika

    I’d guess hayato’s will be out on march 13th mainly because the hayato support event starts on march 13th.

  245. Juan Alonso

    With that video i can see why you said his mobility Was EXTREMELY HIGH O.o

    Greetings from Peru!! :D

  246. Michael D

    Hey Ayumi, I know that as of now it’s all technically speculation until Nexon says otherwise. But there is overwhelming evidence that Hayato will come to GMS on March 13th, 2013. In the event tab, there is an event for March 13th, 2013, called “Hayato Support” as well as the hot time event 3 days later.

    Also – Love your guides. They’ve helped me tons throughout my Maple career. ^_^

  247. Dawn

    Hi Ayumi. I love your guides. I saw on southperry that there are female hayato faces so I am assuming that Hayato will not be gender locked.

  248. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Tyler N, Katanas are counted as 2-handed weapons. If you have noticed in the Hayato video I made, when he is in Battojutsu Mode, he retracts his sword into his sheath. That sheath is Hayato’s secondary equipment. Strangely enough on how MapleStory design the game, the sheath and the sword does not come in a set. There are currently 4 sheaths which are available at Level 10, 30, 70 and 120. If JMS implements Tempest for their Hayato equip, I believe it would be 10, 30, 60 and 100 respectively. Oh yeah, Hayato only uses Katana and Sheath similarly to Luminous using a special Rod with his magic ball and not Wand/Staff + Shield like common Magicians.

  249. Tyler N

    Are the Katanas counted as 2H weapons or 1H weapons.

  250. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Nhat Ngo, there are some players predicting that Hayato would be release on March 13 2013 base from the evidence of the Hot Time, but still no official confirmation on that matter from GMS Website.

  251. Nhat Ngo

    haha it will come in gms hayatos the best job EVER!that Issen move is my fav!

  252. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi JacJones, March 13 2013 is kinda soon for Hayato to appear as this might compete with Kanna. A business strategy that GMS Nexon might apply would be waiting for a few months (2-5 months) before releasing the new job Hayato so it can have sufficient time to fix bugs found in Kanna Patch and have another opportunity to gather many players playing on their server again once the Kanna hype has died down. Unless GMS wants to release Xenon sooner (within 6 months of KMS release), they would come out with Hayato Patch sooner. That’s my guess :D

  253. JacJones

    Hayato is guaranteed to be coming to gms on either 11/3/13 or 13/3/13

  254. Jajajajaja

    No Jonathan it saids we can play as a male or female version of kanna.

  255. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Teejay, I have updated Hayato 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Job Skill Build Guide for Tempest Update :D

  256. teejay

    needs to be updated as of the job advance lvl change, i dont think you can max everything any longer

  257. Jonathan

    are they going to release hayato in gms on 27/02/13?? because the webpage said we’re able to play male(hayato) and female kana?

  258. AnorexicGoldfish

    This class is just beyond insane >_> Insane enough to get me to try and get on JMS to experience it.

  259. Arrel

    Is it still possible to make one ? Cause i might be creating a jms account to try it :)

  260. jack lau

    when is hayota coming to malaysia ?????

  261. Ayumilove Post author

    @Noname: Why MapleStory is becoming a joke?

  262. Noname

    Maplestory is becoming a joke.

  263. Ayumilove Post author

    @Deity: I do not know.

  264. Deity

    Is it going to come in the USA?

  265. Sico

    Out of knowledge, I think its just JMS exclusive, I do think there might be copies of it.

  266. StupidityNowOffersWisdom

    Will Hayato and Kanna be released in SEA?