MapleStory Kanna Skill Build Guide (MSEA Version)

MapleStory Kanna Job Selection Kanna is one of MapleStory Sengoku’s Magician who wields a Fan and has a trusty companion (white fox) named Haku to accompany her in battle. Haku can transform into many forms including human-form. Kanna uses Spiritual Power instead of MP to perform special abilities. Her primary stat is INT (Intellect). GMS (Global MapleStory) released Kanna the Spirit Walker on February 27 2013 whereas JMS (Japan MapleStory) released Kanna, the Diviner on August 16 2012. The time difference between JMS and GMS release is within 6 months, which meets the approximated prediction duration for new job releases. Kanna was made exclusive for JMS. The word “exclusive” is more or less to reflect the origin of the content rather than it is only hosted in one version.

Kanna Overview

CLASS: Sengoku
EQUIPMENT TYPE: Magician
PRIMARY WEAPON: Fan (unique 2-handed weapon)
SECONDARY WEAPON: Fan (equipped on Haku)
PRIMARY STAT: Intelligence (INT)
LINK SKILL: Elementalism – Damage +5/10/15%
CHARACTER CARD: Boss Damage +1/2/3/4%
JOB SKILLS: I: KannaII: KannaIII: KannaIV: KannaHyper Skills

Kanna Related Guides

MapleStory Kanna Frequently Asked Questions Answers
MapleStory Kanna Update Patch Error Solution
MapleStory Kanna Voice Meaning on Skills
MapleStory Kanna Hyper Skills
MapleStory Kanna Mastery Book
MapleStory Kanna Quests Guide

Kanna 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)

Kanna Pros and Cons

+ Fast Leveling with storyline quests.
+ No MP required (saves mana potions), making it easy to save meso.
+ Have skills that replenishes HP constantly as you battle with Haku.
+ High damage and Highest HP among Magicians. Fast attack speed.
+ Has 3 skills that hits the whole screen.
+ Long Range Teleport compared to other mages (similar to Luminous/Phantom).
+ Mount is dirt cheap at 100K
+ Has high availability on good equipment.
+ Summons that increase spawn rate.
+ Best looking skill animations by far and pretty good looking weapons.
+ Many useful skills and has incredible map control at third job.
– Need to micro manage Spiritual Power upon reaching 3rd Job.
– Spiritual Power runs out fairly quickly but replenishes at a decent rate.
– 1st and 2nd Job training is kind of boring as most skills have cooldown timer.

Kanna Storyline

Kanna, Japan, June 21 1582, Honnou-ji Temple in Kyoto: After years of turmoil, Oda Nobunaga finally seized control of Japan, but his desire for power only grew. He sought immortality, and the temple of Honnou-Ji would bring it to him. He prepared an ancient ritual of reincarnation that would see him reborn as The sixth Sky Demon King, but word of the ritual got out, and the feudal lords stormed Honnou-Ji to stop Nobunaga while it was still possible. In the end, a young Spirit Walker named Kanna disrupted the ritual, and the would-be dark lord’s plans crumbled around him. But victory came at a cost. Just as the ritual was disrupted, a great pillar of light lurched forth from the temple and transported everyone to a strange world. Now, Kanna must conquer this strange place and regain lost strength and allies in order to stop the dark ambitions of Nobunaga’s followers! Kanna’s destiny was foretold at birth but fortunes can be deceiving. When an evil force threatens the safety of the empire, Kanna must join forces with a certain Samurai to prevent the summoning of an evil beyond imagining. This class uses a combination of Fan attacks, ghosts and a pet fox to battle evil in style.

Kanna Notes

  • Kanna is a certain type of magician called an onmyouji. Although this word is sometimes translated as “diviner” or “exorcist,” these are incomplete definitions, since each of these things are only part what comprises onmyoudou – the skills that onmyouji practice. Since there is no simple, direct translation that fully covers all of the particular skills of an onmyouji does, we’re using the transliteration of the word.
  • Although Kanna is female as far as the story is concerned, you’ll be able to play as female or male version of Kanna.
  • After the tutorial at Honnou-ji, your journey will continue at Momijigaoka, a new part of the Mushroom Shrine area of Zipangu.
  • Due to the nature of her power Kanna’s skills draw on mystical power differently from the way skills do for most natural denizens of Maple World. This prevents her from restoring through her powers through mana potions, but her expended mana will quickly regenerate on its own.
  • Kanna must have one of her special fans equipped in order to use all of her skills.
  • Kanna’s constant companion and partner in fighting evil is the spirit fox Haku.
  • Since she is from ancient Japan and her primary language is Japanese, Kanna voice is in Japanese. Her animated video has subtitles, and she speaks when performing some skills. The male version of Kanna has also been given voiceovers when performing certain skills.
  • Kanna and her 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 Kanna.
  • Fans for Kanna have been added to the wares of many weapon vendors.
  • Each Kanna character has its own individual Cash Inventory not shared with other characters.

Kanna Beginner Skills

Elemental_Blessing Elemental Blessing (Passive)
Permanently increases your Insight Level to 30, +15% HP, -15% Damage Receive. +1 Magic Attack for every 700 HP you have. Converts MP-Potions Recovery to replenish HP because Kanna uses Spiritual Power to perform special attacks instead of MP.

Mana_Font Mana Font (Passive)
Permanently increases weapon mastery by 40% (10% + 40% = 50%).
Recover 50 Spiritual Power every 4 seconds.

Elementalism Elementalism (Link Skill + Passive)
Permanently increases damage by 5% per level. Max level is 2.
You get Level 1 Elementalism when you are Level 1.
You get Level 2 Elementalism upon reaching Level 120.
You are able to link Elementalism to another character upon reaching Level 70.
This link skill can only be linked to 1 character per day!

Haku Haku (Passive)
Kanna’s trusty companion who supports her in battle.

Kanna Beginner Skill Build: Everything maxed.
Explanation: Skills listed above are Kanna’s innate abilities. No SP required.

Kanna 1st Job Skills

Shikigami_Haunting Shikigami Haunting (Active)
Calls forth a terrifying ghost to attack enemies in front of you. Does not consume Mana.
Level 1 : Damage: 81%, Max Enemies Hit: 3, Number of Attacks: 2
Level 20: Damage: 100%, Max Enemies Hit: 3, Number of Attacks: 2

Clay_Yaksha Clay Yaksha (Active)
Conjures an earth spirit to draw in enemies.
Level 1 : Mana Cost: 15, Damage: 71%, Max Enemies Hit: 6, Number of Attacks: 4
Level 20: Mana Cost: 15, Damage: 90%, Max Enemies Hit: 6, Number of Attacks: 4

Ether_Pulse Ether Pulse (Active)
Tap the skill key along with an arrow key to teleport in that direction. Any enemies between your start and end path will be damaged with a chance to stun. Teleport to a random spot by tapping the skill key without any direction keys.
Level 1 : Normal Teleport: Mana Cost: 5, Move Horizontal: 260, Move Vertical: 345, Max Enemies Hit: 15, Damage: 39%. 6% chance to Stun for 2 sec. Command: Skill Key + Directional Key | Random Teleport: Mana Cost 5, Command:Skill Key
Level 15: Normal Teleport: Mana Cost: 5, Move Horizontal: 400, Move Vertical: 975, Max Enemies Hit: 15, Damage: 95%. 90% chance to Stun for 4 sec. Command: Skill Key + Directional Key | Random Teleport: Mana Cost 5, Command:Skill Key

Center_Ki Center Ki (Passive)
Controls the flow of energy within the body to increase physical traits.
Level 1: Permanently increases INT by 3, LUK by 3
Level 10: Permanently increases INT by 30, LUK by 30

Haku's Heart Haku’s Heart (Passive)
Haku boosts Kanna’s Movement Speed. Max Mastery Level is 1.
Level 1: Movement Speed +5

Kanna 1st Job Skill Build Everything maxed except Clay Yaksha.
1. Shikigami Haunting, Clay Yaksha, Haku’s Heart (1)
2. Center Ki (MAX)
3. Ether Pulse (MAX)
4. Shikigami Haunting (MAX)
5. Clay Yaksha (19/20)

Kanna 2nd Job Skills

Rock_Yaksha Rock Yaksha (Active)
Conjures an earth spirit to push enemies closer to you.
Level 1 : Mana Cost: 15, Damage: 101%, Max Enemies Hit: 6, Number of Attacks: 4
Level 20: Mana Cost: 15, Damage: 120%, Max Enemies Hit: 6, Number of Attacks: 4

Shikigami_Charm Shikigami Charm (Active)
Zips past the enemies, leaving a paper charm behind. The charm draws enemies near, slowing them down and reducing their accuracy. The charm explodes after 5 seconds or after using Shikigami Haunting.
Level 1 : Mana Cost: 25, Damage: 113%, Max Enemies Hit: 8, Number of Attacks: 3. Summon Duration: 5 seconds, Enemy Speed: -50, Enemy Accuracy: -20, Explosion Damage: 170%. Cooldown 12 Sec
Level 15: Mana Cost: 25, Damage: 155%, Max Enemies Hit: 8, Number of Attacks: 3. Summon Duration: 5 seconds, Enemy Speed: -50, Enemy Accuracy: -20, Explosion Damage: 450%. Cooldown 7 Sec

Radiant_Peacock Fan Booster (Supportive)
Uses MP to temporarily increase the attack speed of your fan by 2 levels.
Level 1: Mana Cost: 10, Attack Speed Increased: 20 sec
Level 10: Mana Cost: 10, Attack Speed Increased: 200 sec

Burning_Shikigami_Haunting Channeling: Fire (Active)
Channels Kagu-tsuchi, the god of fire, to add fire energy to Shikigami Haunting.
Level 1 : Active Effect: Mana Cost: 30, Duration: 300 sec. Shikigami Haunting has a 12% chance to deal 63% damage for 4 sec during the 3 hits. Passive Effect: Shikigami Haunting Damage: +25%
Level 20: Active Effect: Mana Cost: 30, Duration: 720 sec. Shikigami Haunting has a 40% chance to deal 105% damage for 6 sec during the 3 hits. Passive Effect: Shikigami Haunting Damage: +25%

Nimbus_Curse Nimbus Curse (Active)
Summons a cloud to engulf the enemy. Enemies inside the cloud take damage over time.
Level 1: Mana Cost: 50, Damage: 72%, Max Enemies Hit: 15. Summon Duration: 12 sec, Cloud Damage: 110% per 1 sec for 3 sec. Cooldown 50 sec
Level 15: Mana Cost: 50, Damage: 100%, Max Enemies Hit: 15. Summon Duration: 38 sec, Cloud Damage: 180% per 1 sec for 5 sec. Cooldown 50 sec.

Soul_Bomb Soul Bomb (Active)
When your target dies, its soul explodes to damage nearby enemies.
Level 1: Max Enemies Hit: 4, Damage: 80%
Level 5: Max Enemies Hit: 4, Damage: 120%

Haku_Reborn Haku Reborn (Supportive)
Haku takes human form to fight by Kanna’s side. In this transformation, Haku aids Kanna by randomly casting 1 of 4 spells on her which are Breath of the Unseen, Haku’s Gift, Will O’ Wisp and Haku’s Blessing. Refer to Haku’s Skills below for more details.
Level 1: Mana Cost: 50, Transformation Duration: 120 sec.
Level 10: Mana Cost: 50, Transformation Duration: 300 sec.

Haku’s Skills

The skills below will auto-level up based on the mastery level of Haku’s Reborn.

Hakus_Gift Haku’s Gift (Active)
Recovers Kanna’s HP.
Level 1: Recovers 1% HP, up to a max of 50%. Cooldown: 39 sec
Level 10: Recovers 10% HP, up to a max of 50%. Cooldown: 30 sec

Foxfire Will O’ Wisp (Active)
Haku summons several foxfires. Each foxfire can be used to nullify an enemy spell or reflect damage back.
Level 1: Foxfires Summoned: 1, Duration: 22 sec, Magic Nullification Chance: 2%, Damage Reflected: 260%. 1 fire used per attack.
Level 10: Foxfires Summoned: 3, Duration: 40 sec, Magic Nullification Chance: 20%, Damage Reflected: 800%. 1 fire used per attack.

Hakus_Blessing Haku’s Blessing (Active)
Haku invokes the ancient blessing of the foxes, increasing Magic Attack and Defense.
Level 1: Duration: 40 sec, Magic Defense: 20, Weapon Defense: 20, Magic Attack: 1% min of Fan Attack Power
Level 10: Duration: 40 sec, Magic Defense: 200, Weapon Defense: 200, Magic Attack: 10% min of Fan Attack Power

Breath_of_the_Unseen Breath of the Unseen (Active)
A secret power only known to the fox spirits. Nullifies enemy knock-back attacks and ignores a portion of enemy defense.
Level 1: Duration: 60, Enemy DEF Ignored: 1%, Knock-Back Resist Chance: 22%
Level 10: Duration: 60, Enemy DEF Ignored: 10%, Knock-Back Resist Chance: 40%

Kanna 2nd Job Skill Build: Everything maxed except Rock Yaksha.
1. Channeling: Fire, Rock Yaksha, Shikigami Charm, Soul Bomb (1)
2. Haku Reborn (MAX)
3. Shikigami Charm (MAX)
4. Soul Bomb (MAX)
5. Nimbus Curse (MAX)
6. Channeling: Fire (MAX)
7. Fan Booster (MAX)
8. Rock Yaksha (18/20)

Kanna 3rd Job Skills

Lifeblood_Ritual Lifeblood Ritual (Passive)
After slaying an enemy with your magic, you recover some HP.
Level 1: Restores 1% of Max HP upon enemy death. Restores 12% for Boss Monsters
Level 5: Restores 5% of Max HP upon enemy death. Restores 60% for Boss Monsters

Spirit_Path Unholy Radiance (Passive)
Permanently increases Magic Attack and Critical Rate.
Level 1: Magic Attack: +3, Critical Rate: +7%
Level 10: Magic Attack: +30, Critical Rate: +25%

Tengu_Strike Tengu Strike (Active)
Summons Tengu to attack enemies on either side of you.
Level 1: Mana Cost: 20, Damage: 162%, Max Enemies Hit: 8, Number of Attacks: 5, when Tengu attacks with lightning, applies 100% Critical Attack
Level 20: Mana Cost: 20, Damage: 200%, Max Enemies Hit: 8, Number of Attacks: 5, when Tengu attacks with lightning, applies 100% Critical Attack

Spirit_Corral Spirit Corral (Active)
Borrows the power of the fox spirit to gather enemies in one spot.
Level 1: Mana Cost: 20, Max Enemies Hit: 10, Damage: 263%, Number of Attacks: 3
Level 20: Mana Cost: 20, Max Enemies Hit: 10, Damage: 320%, Number of Attacks: 3

Soul_Shear Soul Shear (Active + Passive)
Shear a piece of your target’s soul off with each attack. Use the skill to detonate any fallen soul fragments. Can be stacked up to 10 times on normal monsters and 15 times on boss monsters.
Level 1: Active Effect: Mana Cost: 30, Explosive Damage: 101% per soul fragment, Max Enemies Hit: 15, able to explode 8 fragments. Passive Effect: 12% chance to drop soul fragments
Level 15: Active Effect: Mana Cost: 30, Explosive Damage: 185% per soul fragment, Max Enemies Hit: 15, able to explode 15 fragments. Passive Effect: 40% chance to drop soul fragments

Kishin_Shoukan Kishin Shoukan (Summon)
Summons the demons Hana and Yuki, who attack any enemies trapped between them. The demons strengthen the dark energy on the map and decreases monster respawn time.
Level 1: Mana Cost: 20, Summon Duration: 55 sec. Damage: 112%, Max Enemies Hit: 15
Level 20: Mana Cost: 20, Summon Duration: 150 sec. Damage: 150%, Max Enemies Hit: 15

Blossom_Barrier Barrier of Blossoms (Supportive)
Summons a powerful cherry blossom barrier to protect you and your party members.
Level 1: Mana Cost: 50, Duration: 69 sec, Damage Reduction: 3%, Status/Elemental Resistance: +3%. Cooldown: 180 sec
Level 10: Mana Cost: 50, Duration: 150 sec, Damage Reduction: 30%, Status/Elemental Resistance: +30%. Cooldown: 180 sec

Frozen_Shikigami_Haunting Channeling: Ice (Supportive)
Required Skill: Channeling: Fire (MAX)
Channels Take-minakata, the God of water, to imbue energy that freezes enemies.
Level 1: Active Effect: Mana Cost: 30, Duration: 416 sec, Shikigami Haunting Freeze Chance: 13%, Freeze Duration: 3 sec. The freeze breaks if the target takes damage 4 times and receives 253% damage. Passive Effect: Shikigami Hauntind Damage: 80% (Total Damage: +105%)
Level 20: Active Effect: Mana Cost: 30, Duration: 720 sec, Shikigami Haunting Freeze Chance: 40%, Freeze Duration: 4 sec. The freeze breaks if the target takes damage 4 times and receives 310% damage. Passive Effect: Shikigami Hauntind Damage: 80% (Total Damage: +105%)

Demons_Fury Demon’s Fury (Active)
Level 1: Mana Cost: 80, Duration: 5 sec, Max Enemies Hit: 15, Damage per Attack: 189%
Cooldown: 33 sec
Level 10: Mana Cost: 80, Duration: 5 sec, Max Enemies Hit: 15, Damage per Attack: 270%
Cooldown: 15 sec

Advanced Haku Reborn (Supportive)
Required Skill: Haku Reborn (MAX)
Haku’s human form is further improved. Max Mastery Level is 1.
Level 1: Mana Cost: 50, Duration: 300 sec.

Haku Skills

The skills below will auto-level up based on the mastery level of Advanced Haku Reborn.

Breath_of_the_Unseen Breath of the Unseen
Level 1: Haku grants a 40% chance to resist knockback and ignores 20% of Enemy Defense.

Hakus_Gift Haku’s Gift
Level 1: Haku will heal you up to 50%.

Foxfire Will O’ Wisp
Level 1: Haku summons 3 foxfires for 40 sec. Has a 20% chance to nullify magic. Reflects 800% of damage. Every 2 attacks nullified against uses up 1 foxfire. (NEW!)

Hakus_Blessing Haku’s Blessing
Level 1: Haku casts a spell to increase Magic Defense by 200 and Weapon Defense by 20% of the a equipped fan’s Magic Attack for 40 sec.

Kanna 3rd Job Skill Build: Everything maxed except Demon’s Fury.
1. Channeling: Ice, Spirit Corral, Tengu Strike, Kishin Shoukan (1)
2. Advanced Haku Reborn (MAX)
3. Lifeblood Ritual (MAX)
4. Unholy Radiance (MAX)
5. Kishin Shoukan (10/20)
6. Tengu Strike (MAX)
7. Spirit Corral (MAX)
8. Kishin Shoukan (MAX)
9. Channeling: Ice (MAX)
10. Soul Shear (MAX)
11. Barrier of Blossoms (MAX)
12. Demon’s Fury (2/10)

Kanna 4th Job Skills

Nine-Tailed Fury (Active)
Haku unleashes a barrage of attacks that hits all nearby enemies.
Level 1: Mana Cost: 60, Damage: 585%, Max Enemies Hit: 6, Number of Attacks: 6, +20% Continuous damage for 120 sec
Cooldown: 580 sec.
Level 10: Mana Cost: 60, Damage: 900%, Max Enemies Hit: 15, Number of Attacks: 6, +20% Continuous damage for 120 sec
Cooldown: 500 sec.

Monkey Spirits (Passive)
When you attack, a monkey might fall from the sky and hurl a massive jug of spirits at the enemy. The summoned monkey grants you extra EXP.
Level 1: Monkey Summon Chance: 2% when attacking, Max Enemies Hit: 6, Damage: 121, Number of Attacks: 3. Extra EXP Chance: 13%, EXP: +1%, has chance to drop unidentified item
Level 30: Monkey Summon Chance: 60% when attacking, Max Enemies Hit: 6, Damage: 150, Number of Attacks: 3. Extra EXP Chance: 100%, EXP: +30%, has chance to drop unidentified item

Tessenjutsu (Passive)
Increases the Mastery and Magic Attack of fans.
Level 1: Fan Mastery: 51%, Damage: 1%
Level 30: Fan Mastery: 65%, Damage: 30%

Haku Perfected (Passive)
Required Skill: Haku Reborn (MAX) + Advanced Haku Reborn (MAX)
Haku further enhances his human form abilities.
Level 1: Breath of the Unseen: Haku grants a 38% chance to resist knock-back and ignores 26% enemy defense. Haku’s Gift: Haku heals you up to 58%. Will O’ Wisp: Haku summons 1 foxfires for 46 sec.Has a 22% chance to nullify magic. Reflects 900% of damage.
Level 15: Breath of the Unseen: Haku grants a 80% chance to resist knock-back and ignores 40% enemy defense.Haku’s Gift: Haku heals you up to 100%. Will O’ Wisp: Haku summons 3 foxfires for 60 sec.Has a 50% chance to nullify magic. Reflects 1600% of damage.

Vanquisher’s Charm (Active)
Blasts the enemy with evil-destroying charms. Hold down the skill key for a rapid-fire attack.
Level 1: Mana Cost: 3, Damage: 148% per shot, Number of Attacks: 3
Level 30: Mana Cost: 3, Damage: 235% per shot, Number of Attacks: 3

Orochi Orochi (Active)
Summons the mighty Orochi to attack up to 15 enemies.
Level 1: Mana Cost: 50, Max Enemies Hit: 15, Damage: 468%, Number of Attacks: 5
Cooldown: 60 sec
Level 30: Mana Cost: 50, Max Enemies Hit: 15, Damage: 700%, Number of Attacks: 5
Cooldown: 30 sec

Falling_Sakura Falling Sakura (Active)
Summons a sakura tree that damages nearby enemies while healing party members.
Level 1: Mana Cost: 60, Max Enemies Hit: 10, Damage: 366%, Number of Attacks: 5, Party Members’ HP: 24% of HP. Cooldown: 40 sec
Level 20: Mana Cost: 60, Max Enemies Hit: 10, Damage: 480%, Number of Attacks: 5, Party Members’ HP: 100% of HP. Cooldown: 20 sec

Vanquishers_Charm Vanquisher’s Bind (Active)
Temporarily turns enemies to stone, freezing them in place.
Level 1: Mana Cost: 80, Max Enemies Hit: 15, Number of Attacks: 8, Damage: 153%, Immobilize Chance: 60%, Immobilize Duration: 10 sec
Cooldown: 180 sec
Level 20: Mana Cost: 80, Max Enemies Hit: 15, Number of Attacks: 8, Damage: 172%, Immobilize Chance: 100%, Immobilize Duration: 20 sec
Cooldown: 120 sec

Bellflower_Barrier Barrier of Bellflowers (Supportive)
Summons a magical barrier to strengthen you and party members against boss monsters.
Level 1: Mana Cost: 50, Damage vs. Boss: +5%, Duration: 68 sec
Cooldown: 180 sec
Level 15: Mana Cost: 50, Damage vs. Boss: +25%, Duration: 180 sec
Cooldown: 180 sec

Dawns_Warrior Sengoku Warrior (Supportive)
Increases the stats of all party members. Costs 10 Mana and drains 70 HP when used.
Level 1: Mana Cost: 10, All Stats: +1%, Duration: 30 sec
Level 30: Mana Cost: 10, All Stats: +15%, Duration: 900 sec

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

Channeling: Lightning (Supportive)
Required Skill: Channeling: Ice Lv. 20
Channels the power of Take-mikazuchi, the God of lightning, to imbue energy that knockbacks enemies, with extra damage on every third hit.
Level 1: Active Effect: Mana Cost: 30, Duration: 295, Shikigami Haunting Damage: +70%, adds knock-back to Shikigami Haunting. Passive Effect: Shikigami Haunting Damage: +115% (Total Damage: +230%)
Level 20: Active Effect: Mana Cost: 30, Duration: 770, Shikigami Haunting Damage: +165%, adds knock-back to Shikigami Haunting. Passive Effect: Shikigami Haunting Damage: +115% (Total Damage: +230%)

Kanna 4th Job Skill Build: Everything maxed.
1. Channeling: Lightning, Monkey Spirits, Vanquisher’s Charm, Nine Tailed Fury (1)
2. Tessenjutsu (MAX)
3. Haku Perfected (MAX)
4. Channeling: Lightning (MAX)
5. Monkey Spirits (MAX)
6. Barrier of Bellflowers (MAX)
7. Nine Tailed Fury (MAX)
8. Vanquisher’s Bind (MAX)
9. Falling Sakura (MAX)
10. Sengoku Warrior (MAX)
11. Orochi (MAX)
12. Akatsuki Cleansing (MAX)
13. Vanquisher’s Charm (MAX)

Kanna Hyper Skills

Vanquisher’s Charm – Reinforce
Required level: 143
Increases the damage for Vanquisher’s Charm. Damage +20%

Vanquisher’s Charm – Spread / Vanquisher’s Charm – Extra Target
Required level: 162
Increases the number of monsters attacked with Vanquisher’s Charm. Monsters Hit: +2

Vanquisher’s Charm – Extra Strike / Vanquisher’s Charm – Bonus Attack
Required level: 183
Increases the number of attacks for Vanquisher’s Charm. Number of Attacks: +2

Falling Sakura – Vitality
Required level: 149
Increases the HP recovered with Falling Sakura. Recovery HP: +20

Falling Sakura – Reinforce
Required level: 168
Increases the damage for Falling Sakura. Damage +20%

Falling Sakura – Spread / Falling Sakura – Extra Target
Required level: 189
Increases the number of monsters attacked with Falling Sakura. Monsters Hit: +2

Bellflower Barrier – Persist / Barrier of Bellflowers – Persist
Required level: 155
Increases the duration of Bellflower Barrier. Duration: +20 sec

Bellflower Barrier – Cooldown Cutter / Barrier of Bellflowers – Cooldown Reduced
Required level: 177
Bellflower Barrier’s cooldown is reduced. Cooldown -100%

Bellflower Barrier – Boss Rush / Barrier of Bellflowers – Boss Killer
Required level: 195
Increases the Boss ATT of Bellflower Barrier. 20% additional damage against bosses

Blackhearted Curse
Required Level: 150
Activates a dark aura to weaken enemies in the surrounding area.
MP Cost: 50, Interval Damage: 500%, Negates Attack Ignore and Attack Reflect effects.

Veritable Pandemonium
Required Level: 170
Summons goblins to damage and stun all enemies.
MP Cost: 50, Max Enemies Hit: 15, Damage: 1000%, Immobile Duration: 20 sec, Cooldown: 120 sec

Princess’s Vow
Required Level: 200
Recalls the oath spoken to Princess Sakuno to increase damage and max damage cap.
MP Cost: 50, Duration: 60 sec, Damage: +10%, Max Damage: +5000000, Cooldown: 120 sec, Only applies to hero classes within the party.
Princess’ Vow will buff only hero characters because Kanna counts as a “Hero” class. Just like adventurers all have their “Epic Adventure” buff that only spreads to adventurer classes, Kanna has Princess’s Vow which only applies to Hero classes.

Kanna Hyper Skill Build:
1. Vanquisher’s Charm – Extra Strike (MAX)
2. Vanquisher’s Charm – Extra Target(MAX)
3. Vanquisher’s Charm – Reinforce (MAX)
4. Barrier of Bellflowers – Boss Killer (MAX)
5. Barrier of Bellflowers – Cooldown Reduced (MAX)
6. Blackhearted Curse (MAX)
7. Veritable Pandemonium (MAX)
8. Princess’s Vow (MAX)
9. Hyper Intelligence (MAX)
10. Hyper Luck (MAX)
11. Hyper Health (MAX)
12. Hyper Weapon Defense (MAX)
13. Hyper Magic Defense (MAX)
14. Hyper Critical Rate (MAX)

Kanna Mastery Book

1. Falling Sakura: 20
2. Monkey Spirits: 20, 30
3. Orochi : 20, 30
4. Tessenjutsu/Kasen: 20, 30
5. Vanquisher’s Charm: 20, 30

MapleStory Old to New Official Skill Names

Kanna Beginner Job Skills
Gogyou no Kago → Elemental Blessing
Yuen no Reisu → Mana Font
Shisen Denjuu → Elementalism (Link Skill)
Shisen Byakko → Nine-Tailed Fury
Haku → Haku

Kanna 1st Job Skills
Shisen Gyouha 1 → Shikigami Haunting
Ckiou Yore → Clay Yaksha
Chimyaku Teni → Ether Pulse
Omyoudou → Center Ki

Kanna 2nd Job Skills
Shisen Gyouha 2 → Burning Shikigami
Naho Chikou Yore → Rock Yaksha
Shikigami Enbu → Shikigami Charm
Omni Shoumetsu → Soul Bomb
Youun Shoukan → Nimbus Curse
Kujaku Hiraki → Radiant Peacock
Enhou Haku → Haku Reborn
Haku no Kaifuku → Haku’s Gift
Yougen no Ibuku → Breath of the Unseen
Haku no Shukufuku → Haku’s Blessing
Hana-en Kekkai → Foxfire

Kanna 3rd Job Skills
Shisen Gyouha 3 → Frozen Shikigami Haunting
Sunakake Baba → Demon’s Fury
Sou Tengu → Tengu Strike
Soko e Naore → Spirit Corral
Shugyoku no Juin → Soul Shear
Kyuusei Tenki → Lifeblood Ritual
Futsuma Tenki → Spirit Path
Kishin Shoukan → Kishin Shoukan (NO CHANGE)
Kekkai Sakura → Blossom Barrier

Kanna 4th Job Skills
Shisen Gyouha 4 → Mighty Shikigami Haunting
You Emaki → Orochi
Taima Ryuuseifu → Binding Tempest
Shoujou Kashu → Monkey Spirits
Koma Koma Sakura → Falling Sakura
Kekkai Kikyou → Bellflower Barrier
Kasen → Kasen (NO CHANGE)
Haja Rengekifu → Vanquisher’s Charm
Akatsuki no Yuusha → Dawn’s Warrior
Akatsuki no Sakura → Blossoming Dawn
Gensei Haku → Haku Perfected

Mount Skill

Kanna’s mystical kitsune partner Haku can transform and carry her on his back after you complete certain requirements. You can get the Spirit Fox Haku mount skill starting at Lv.50. You can get the Mighty Fox Haku mount skill at Lv.200 if you’ve already learned the Spirit Fox Haku mount skill.

MapleStory Kanna Video Skill Preview

Ayumilove MapleStory Kanna 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Job Skills Preview

MapleStory Kanna Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

I’m creating a new Kanna character, which hairstyle should I pick?
[ANSWER] There are 2 types of hair you can choose while creating your character. There is the short hair (cute Kanna Bob Cut Hair) and long hair (Kanna hair). Many players agree that the short hair looks better compared to long hair because if seen in-game, it does not look great as displayed in Kanna’s anime video trailer. The color to match with Bob Cut hair would be Blonde (yellow) as it resembled Claire from Claymore (Recommended anime to watch! – There is dual audio)

How to use Shikigami Haunting?
[ANSWER] During Kanna’s 1st Job, you will need to spam your Shikigami Haunting skill similarly to Aran and Demon Slayer. Upon reaching Kanna’s 2nd Job and above, you will need to just hold down the skill key to automatically attack 3 times in a row (with Burning, Frozen and Mighty Shikigami Haunting). The tutorial/cut-scenes were misleading about spam pressing Shikigami Haunting skill though.

I’m unable to use my Link Skill on my other characters!
Hi Kanna players, currently there is a bug with Kanna’s Elementalism (Link Skill) where it pops up this error message: you can only link once a day. Avoid using Cash Shop Quest Helpers that Tot’s gives you to get your link skill early as this might bug Kanna Link skill. Complete quest normally without rushing otherwise this will occur for Level 70 and above (until GMS Developer fixes it). There are some players who are able to link their Kanna Elementalism skill to their favorite characters (Angelic Buster) without performing the above. Take precaution!

Trouble using Sand Witch skill
[QUESTION] The skill where some Sand Creature “posses” you and you can only use your Normal Attack. When I use the skill, I can click as much as I want, but nothing will happen. All I see is that ugly drawn witch behind me, doing nothing! [ANSWER] Just hold DOWN attack key.

How to raise Kannas Elementalism skill to level 2?
[QUESTION] How do u raise it to level 2? [ANSWER] You raise Elementalism from Level 1 to Level 2 by reaching Level 120.

Is Kanna worth leveling?
[ANSWER] Yes, if you wish to benefit from Kanna’s Link Skill that provides +10% Damage to the linked character (The stat is from Level 2 Elementalism).

I’m stuck at Kanna Level 50 quest. Help!
[QUESTION] The quest ‘Scaling the el nath mountains’ is confusing me. I went to el nath but still nothing. I also tried speaking to Alcaster and going up the cliff’s but nothing happens. Does anybody here know what to do? [ANSWER] First, talk to Neinheart at Ereve to get the quest starting or get quest from light-bulb. You MUST talk to Neinheart first, otherwise you will not be able to see Naoe Kanetsugu NPC (Japanese Samurai in Blue Armor) at Orbis! If you are at Ereve, take a boat to Orbis. Once you have landed at Orbis Station, exit the area and find the NPC who is just standing outside the portal on the left side where you came out. After you have done that, you will unlock the next quest “To Each His Own” which requires you to talk to Alcaster located in El Nath on the most right-side of the potion shop. This unlocks a new quest “Red Snow 1” which requires you to defeat 100 Jr Yeti and 100 Dark Jr Yeti.

Is Kannas fan 1h or 2h?
[QUESTION] A lot of sources say its 2-handed weapon but its strange to find someone who holds a fan with 2 hands. [ANSWER] In Nexon Official Website, its stated clearly that the fan is a 2-handed weapon.

How do I equip Haku with my unused fan?
[QUESTION] I was wondering if anyone knew how to equip Haku’s fan? [ANSWER] Open your equipment tab (E) then click the Haku button. Drag and drop the fan that you want Haku to wear.

Does giving Haku a weapon increase my stats?
[QUESTION] Is there any benefit to this or is it just for looks? [ANSWER] Only stats from Potential such as bonus (STR, DEX, INT, LUK) or Magic Attack is applied. Other stats such as +Critical % does not apply.

What are the 4th Job Skills that requires Mastery Book?
Kanna 4th Job skills that requires Mastery Book are Vanquisher’s Charm, Orochi, Falling Sakura, Monkey Spirits, Binding Tempest, Bellflower Barrier, Kasen and Breath of the Unseen.

What mystery mastery book should I get from the event?
You should get Kasen (Kanna 4th Job Skill Mastery Book) from the event’s mystery mastery book because it is the most expensive book and its essential in raising Kanna’s overall damage for leveling up purposes.

Can Kanna equip weapons that look like Fan?
[ANSWER] No. Fans such as Hinamaro Fan, Korean Fan, zhugeliang wand are not fan type.

Shikigami haunting stacking?
[QUESTION] Can you stack the elemental skills similarly to Paladin charge skills? [ANSWER] No, Kanna’s elements does not stack with one another. Pick the strongest depending on your job advancement. For instance, if you are 4th Job Kanna, pick Mighty Shikigami Haunting.

Demon’s Fury vs Spirit Corral. Which one to max over the other?
[QUESTION] I was wondering who maxed which over the other any why? I’ve been seeing many people lean more towards Demon’s Fury but I’ve head some good arguments for both skills.

  • [Spirit Corral Debate] When you get to maps that aren’t jesters/aliens, pulling them in with Spirit Corral makes it much easier to Tengu Strike them. Also its a lot easier to use to draw mobs where you want them to be before spamming Shikigami Haunting as the finishing kill. Demon’s Fury (aka Sand witch) seems more trouble than its worth as you have to have 2 keys devoted to it and it has an enormous cooldown for lackluster damage.
  • [Demon’s Fury Debate] Demon’s Fury is like a backup ultimate while rotating between the 2nd job ultimate, and the 4th job ultimate. Not only is it fast, but it’s very powerful. It kills a large range of monsters pretty quickly, in a hurricane-type fashion. It’s cool down makes it a secondary mobbing skill, however. Demon’s Fury easily fills up the map with soul beads really fast, so if you are going to use a lot Soul Shear go with Demon’s Fury.
  • [Summary] It all comes down to utility since neither one will be used for damage with Shikigami Haunting which outshines both skill upon reaching Kanna’s 4th Job Advancement. Spirit Corral has better utility as it draws enemies into range of your primary attacking skill.

Does speed infusion work with Kannas attacks?
[ANSWER] Only some skills benefit from Speed Infusion.

Cash Shop

Where to get Kanna Level 120+ Weapons?
Currently these weapons can be obtained from Gachapierrot/Marvel/Monster Drops.

Where to get Mastery Books for Kanna?
Kanna’s Mastery Books can be purchase from Merchant Shops using meso similar to the ones sold by Leafre NPC Mastery Book Seller. The Gachapierrot now contains Mastery Books for the following Kanna skills, rank 20 or 30: Vanquisher’s Charm, Orochi, Falling Sakura, Monkey Spirits, Bind, Bellflower Barrier, Kasen, and Illusion-Haku.

[NOTE] Purchase Gachapon Tickets and Remote Gachapon Tickets from Cash Shop. Then use in Gachapierrot to redeem Kanna’s Weapon and Mastery Book. Enter the Cash Shop, select the Etc. tab, then go to the Game subsection to find them. Buy in bundles and save!

MapleStory Kanna Update Patch Error Solution

Issue 0: Unable to Connect into Login Server
If you are a MapleStory Senior who have not being playing MapleStory for few years or months, and later to find a nice job like Kanna being released and want to try it out, you download MapleStory Full Client, install it and later encounter this error message “Unable to Connect to Login Server”. When you check with your friends about whether MapleStory server is active or try here at SouthPerry GMS Server Status, all the world seems ONLINE instead of OFFLINE. So whats next? The error message here is a little misleading but still hits a nail. You need to disable your anti-virus and firewall temporarily and try again. If it works, re-enable them after you are login to your character. But don’t be happy yet as you might encounter the infamous HackShield Initialization Error 0x00000000 (0) as discussed below with some solution provided.

Issue 1: Failed to Delete Directory
You encounter a pop-up box with the error message that says “Failed to Delete Directory” after running the launcher and patching the game for the Kanna content. Then it stated that you would need to download and reinstall the entire game. If you have this exact same error at the end of the install, remove that Temp Folder from the game folder and run the launcher again. Go into the main MapleStory folder (C:\Nexon\MapleStory), there will be only 3 folders inside of the main folder, Black Cipher, Hackshield and a Temp Folder with a name similar to this one: etwejxjl.$$$ (random characters with a dot and dollar signs suffixed). The Temp folder, regardless of it’s name, will have dollar signs prefixed in the name $$$$ Transfer TEMP folder to your Desktop and run the game again. If it works, you can safely delete that folder. If you happen to have 2 TEMP folders labeled as .$$$ in them, take away the empty one and it worked, otherwise remove both.

Issue 2: Mob.wz Corrupted
You encounter a pop-up box with the following message: “Mob.wz The patch file is corrupt. Please try again. If the same error occurs, please delete all previous MapleStory game files and re-install the game client from maplestory.nexon.net” Just re-install MapleStory to fixed Mob.wz corruption.

Issue 3: Still unable to install Kanna Patch into MapleStory
1. Uninstall MapleStory before deleting C:\Nexon\MapleStory folder.
2. Re-download the 128v.
3. After installing it, used the manual patch for 129v.
4. Wait for it to stop at ADMIN CHATLOG\
5. Terminate the process by using the administrator window (CTRL + ALT + DEL)
6. Run the game from the GameLauncher.exe in your MapleStory Installation folder.

[NOTE] The problem might lie within the new client (v129.2) that’s presently on the website. Do not download the latest MS from the website, just install the older version v128 and then perform the prepatch.

Issue 4: Directory was Not Found Error Message.
If you encounter a pop-up box with the following error message “Directory was Not Found” after patching, closed the patcher. Visit maplestory.nexon.net official website and logged in. Launched the game from the WEBSITE. Upon successfully launching through the website, exit Maplestory and retry the regular GameLauncher.exe from your computer.

Issue 5: My Kanna character disconnected after entering a portal
The portal itself isn’t broken, probably one of your files is corrupt. I just tried going through every single portal in the tutorial and after the tutorial without a crash. You’ll probably have to re-install MapleStory if you’re crashing, that’s what I did. However, if that still fails see Issue 6 for the next solution.

Issue 6: My Kanna is stucked in a beginner place. How to get out?
If you tried to enter a map from the beginner place of Kanna (Momijigaoka), then disconnected and now stuck and can’t log in on it, you can do the following steps to get out of this sticky situation: Exit MapleStory Application and let it sit for approximately 5 minutes. Then try login back on and everything worked fine. If this issue still persist, you have 3 methods of exiting Kanna map:

  • Use Mercedes Link Skill Map to teleport out of Momijigaoka Area.
  • Use Cash Shop Teleport Rock to teleport out of Kanna Beginner Training Ground after you have done the necessary quest in that area.
  • Earn at least 5000 mesos in the training dojo then use the dimensional mirror to go to NLC (New Leaf City), and from there, take the subway to Kerning City.

[Brief bug summary] Kanna char DCs and gets locked after trying to enter the 2nd portal after the tutorial. Seems others are DCing in the new town, and I’m guessing that portal leads to the new town. [Steps to reproduce Issue 6] Create Kanna char, skip tutorial, go into first portal with pop-up quests completed. Finish quests in next map and enter portal. You will DC and if you try to log on you will DC again.

Issue 7: Hackshield Initialization Error : 0x0000000 (0)
Another copy of Maplestory is already running. Please close all instances and try launching again.” The error message is very misleading. Even though you restarted your computer before running MapleStory.exe, and later check your TaskManager only to find 1 instance of MapleStory, you will still get stuck with this error. Below is a list of steps you must do to bypass this error. It took me around 5-6 hours to figure it out.

  1. Add MapleStory and HackShield to your Anti-Virus exception list so it does not prevent it from running them. If you do not know how to add, simply disable the Windows Firewall, 3rd-Party Anti-Virus and Anti-Security and run the game. With your protection disabled, its advisable not to browse through any unknown websites that might be infected with viruses. This first step will bypass the first MapleStory Block that reads something like this: Unable to Connect Server at this time. Please check whether the server is under maintenance or your firewall.
  2. If still fail, set your GameLauncher.exe compatibility mode to Windows XP SP 3 or Windows 7 (both tested by me and it works). Windows XP SP 2 failed to work though. Do not set the Compatiblity Mode for MapleStory.exe otherwise you will receive this error message: HackShied Initialization Error : 0x00000004 (4) = Error cccurs when the game client is executed in the Compatibility Mode provided by Windows XP. Game execution in Compatibility Mode is judged as a user with ill intentions, so program must be ended and restarted (value = 0x004) Please send the detailed information through. If you get that error message, just click the X button to close it, do not need click OK to send any personal information that might be save behind the scenes.
  3. Disable any Microsoft Loopback Adapter (Right-click on Network Icon on the Windows Start Panel, Click Open Network and Sharing Center, Click Change Adapter Settings, If you see multiple Loopback Adapters, disable all of them by right-clicking and click properties, and then disable.)
  4. Most important of all, do not use BlackCipher from maplestory.nexon.net, I have tested it and it did not work (The blackcipher.aes should be at least 2537KB and the BlackCall.aes should be around 290KB). By doing a manual update from hsupdate itself, it somehow downloaded the latest BlackCall.aes and BlackCipher.aes from the server) only then I was able to bypass this infamous HackShield Initialization Error 0x0000000. Those who play CombatArms will face this issue as well since its protected by HackShield and BlackCipher. MapleStory Developers shouldn’t implement these measures as it blocks legitimate players to logging on the game.

Issue 8 : MapleStory Disconnection Every 1 Minute Exact Or Few Minutes
I tested GMS MapleStory with an online stopwatch and found out that MapleStory always disconnect me after 1 minute. If you are lucky, between 5 minutes to 30 minutes. I have not found a solution to this error. If you do know, please share your solution by posting a comment below. Below are things I have tested on Windows 7 Ultimate Operating System:
0. Disable Firewall (3rd Party and Windows) + Anti-Virus.
1. Tried different worlds (Bera, Scania, Zenith) still dc within 1 minute.
2. Tried bypass BlackCipher with HInjector + bc_bypass.dll
3. Terminated BlackCipher.aes from TaskManager.
4. Tried login into different characters (Kanna, Explorer, Cygnus).
5. Tried changing compatibility mode for GameLauncher.exe
6. Tried changing compatibility mode for HackShield exe applications.
[TEMPORARY-SOLUTION] Change Channel before the 1 minute duration expires! Example, kill 10 monsters, change to next channel, and repeat. [PERMANENT-SOLUTION] For Windows 7 users, try installing MapleStory under C:\Program Files (x86)\Nexon\MapleStory folder instead of C:\Nexon\MapleStory folder.

Kanna’s Voice Meanings on Skills

Skill Name – Voice – Japanese – Translation

Skill Name Voice Japanese Translation
Nine-Tailed Fury Youko Hakugen! Kai! 妖狐白幻! 改 Youko Hakugen*! Change!
Clay Yaksha Chikou Yore 近う寄れ Bring it closer
Rock Yaksha Naho Chikou Yore なほ近う寄れ Naho Chikou Yore
Haku Reborn Haku! Maire! ハク!参れ Haku! Come!
Burning Shikigami Haunting Hai to nare! 灰となれ Turn to ash!
Shikigami Charm Hazero! 爆ぜろ Explode!
Frozen Shikigami Haunting Itetsuki! 凍て付き Freeze!
Spirit Corral Soko e naore! そこへ直れ Fix to there
Kishin Shoukan Ideyo! 出よ! Come forth!
Blossom Barrier Chikara yo michiyo 力よ満ちよ Full power!
Falling Sakura Ouka ryouran! 桜花繚乱! Chery Blossom Profusion!
Binding Tempest Taima Ryuuseifu! 退魔流星符 Expelling Demon Falling Star

[NOTE] * Youko Hakugen is Haku’s full name

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One thought on “MapleStory Kanna Skill Build Guide (MSEA Version)

  1. RakshaRae

    Hi Ayumi! MapleSEA recently had Kanna revamped, and from what my Kanna has, now all her moves are able to be maxed! (from 1st job to 4th job). Apart from that, certain moves have been added, and some are moved around. Not sure if you need a full list, but I’ll provide 1 (in order) ^^

    1st Job: Shikigami haunting, Clay yaksha, Ether pulse, Center Ki, Haku’s Heart (all maxed)

    2nd Job: Rock yaksha, Shikigami charm, Haku reborn, Fan booster, Nimbus curse, Soul bomb, Burning shikigami haunting (all maxed)

    3rd Job: Tengu strike, Spirit corral, Soul shear, Kishin shoukan, Barrier of blossoms, Lifeblood ritual, Unholy radiance, Frozen shikigami haunting, Mana recharge (new skill) (all maxed) —Demon’s fury is removed from here and moved to the 4th job

    4th Job: Vanquisher’s charm, Orochi, Falling sakura, Monkey spirits, Vanquisher’s bind, Barrier of bellflowers, Tessenjutsu, Sengoku Warrior, Aktsuki Cleansing, Haku perfected, Nine-tailed fury, Shocking shikigami haunting, Demon’s fury (all maxed)

    I’m not sure about the Hyper spread, so if you have any updates pls do let me know ^^ Thanks