MapleStory Luminous Skill Build Guide

Introduction

MapleStory Legends Luminous Job Selection Luminous is one of MapleStory Hero Magician (Legend) who uses Shining Rod (primary weapon) and Orb (secondary weapon). This job uses a light/dark skill system whereby frequently using light magic skills fills your orb with darkness whereas frequently using dark magic skills fills with light. Once you fully charge up either light/dark, you will go into a state of Equilibrium for 7 seconds that allows you to activate powerful skills. After that, your orb turns either dark/light (opposite color of the one before). Using skills similar to the orb deals extra damage. Example, your orb glow is currently dark, and using dark skills deals extra damage compared to light skills and vice versa. [KMS NOTE] Luminous 1st Job Primary Skill differs based on the storyline you choose. Choosing light unlocks Flash Shower (Light Magic) whereas selecting dark unlocks Abyssal Drop (Dark Magic). Luminous gets an initial of 5 SP (1st Job) and 4 SP (2nd, 3rd, 4th Job) after completing job advancement. KMS (Korea MapleStory) released Luminous on Jul 11 2012. GMS (Global MapleStory) released Luminous on Dec 4 2012.

Luminous Overview

CLASS: Hero
EQUIPMENT TYPE: Magician
PRIMARY WEAPON: Shining Rod (unique one-handed weapon)
SECONDARY WEAPON: Light Orb (unique offhand equipment)
PRIMARY STAT: Intelligence
LINK SKILL: Permeate – Ignores enemy defenses +10/15/20%
CHARACTER CARD: INT +10/20/40/80

Luminous Related Guides

MapleStory Luminous Hyper Skills
MapleStory Luminous Mastery Book
MapleStory Luminous Training Spots Level 1-250
MapleStory Luminous Quests Guide

Luminous Changelog

GMS v.154 – Sword Art Online Updates (2014-09-16)
GMS v.150 – Rising Heroes (2014-06-17)
GMS v.148 – Grand Athenaeum (2014-03-26)
GMS v.137 – Unleashed (2013-06-19)
GMS v.132 – Hyper Evolution (2013-04-03)
GMS v.124 – Luminous (2012-12-04)

Luminous Pros and Cons

+ High Damage at low levels, you should never feel weak even with small funding
+ Skills are very nicely made
+ Easy to Level
+ Luminous has an amazing amount of MP
+ Great Link Skill (10% PDR)
– Luminous is not all that incredible at bossing.

Luminous Storyline

During his battle with the Black Mage, Luminous along with the other Heroes, managed to seal him away. But not before the Black Mage could impart some of his darkness on to Luminous. Luminous must now learn to control the awesomely terrifying power of the Black Mage before it threatens to consume his soul and plunge him into the world of darkness. Good thing Luminous will have some help on his journey! His trusted (and see-thru) helper, Vieren, and the first person he met after fighting the Black Mage, Laina. With the help of Vieren and Laina, will Luminous learn to wield the powers of both Light and Dark to defend Maple World before it is too late?

Luminous Notes

Light vs. Dark Attributes

  • The Global MapleStory version of Luminous is a bit different from the version of Luminous in the Korean version of MapleStory. In this version, the quests and skills have been modified to adjust gameplay flow. You won’t choose between light/dark in the beginning tutorial, and there will only be one story.
  • The story will be based on the Dark side, wherein Luminous is conflicted about the darkness within him. You will have access to light and dark skills, with the ability to switch between the two and activate buffs that will enhance one or the other attribute.
  • You will gain the light vs. dark gauge when you complete your 2nd job advancement, at which point you will also be able to switch between light and dark modes.

When switching between light and dark modes, you’ll briefly enter Equilibrium state.

  • Power Stance has a chance to be activated for a brief period, preventing you from getting knocked back.
  • Attacking monsters with light skills will recover 1% of your HP.
  • Dark skills will use 0 MP.
  • Both effects for light and dark will be applied for attack skills that have an equilibrium attribute.

Luminous Beginner Job Skills

MapleStory Luminous Sunfire Sunfire
All light skills deals extra 50% damage and heals 1% of MaxHP.

MapleStory Luminous Eclipse Eclipse
All dark skills deals extra 50% damage and uses 0 MP.

MapleStory Luminous Equilibrium Equilibrium
While in Equilibrium state which lasts 7 seconds, you will gain all benefits below:
1) 50% stance (50% chance to prevent enemy knock-backing you).
2) All damage absorbed by you is reduce to 1.
3) All skill cooldown are ignored.
4) All skills cost 0 MP, deals 50% more damage and heals 1% MaxHP.
5) Equilibrium skills deals 100% damage.

MapleStory Luminous Permeate Permeate
Ignores a portion of enemy defense. Link Skill.
LV1 : Ignores 10% enemy’s defense.
LV2 : Ignores 15% enemy’s defense.

MapleStory Luminous Power Of Light Power of Light
Permanently increases insight to Level 20 and +20 INT (Intellect).

MapleStory Luminous Light Blink Light Blink
Teleports to a nearby monster if outside town or a random location within town.

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

Luminous 1st Job Skills

NOTE: GMS allows you to have both Abyssal Drop and Flash Shower at Max Level 10 (10 + 10 = 20), whereas other region such as MSEA that follows KMS will only be able to choose either 1 and that skill has a Max Level 20.

Dark_Falling Abyssal Drop (Active Skill)
[Dark Magic] Drops a condensed orb of darkness on multiple enemies in front of you.
Level 1: MP -16. Max Enemies Hit: 6, Damage: 89%
Level 10: MP -19. Max Enemies Hit: 6, Damage: 107%

MapleStory Luminous Flash Shower Flash Shower (Active)
[Light Magic] Fires a condensed orb of light that penetrates enemies as it flies.
Level 1: MP Cost: 15. Max Enemies Hit: 5, Damage: 226%.
Level 10: MP Cost: 18. Max Enemies Hit: 5, Damage: 280%.

MapleStory Luminous Light Speed Light Speed (Active)
Teleport in the direction you want by becoming a beam of light. You will be invulnerable for a short time after teleporting. Also permanently increases Movement Speed and Jump.
Level 1: MP Cost: 29. Teleports a range of 210, 230. Become invulnerable to physical attacks for a short time after teleport. Passive Effect : Increases Movement Speed by 2, increases Jump by 1.
Level 10: MP Cost: 20. Teleports a range of 300, 500. Become invulnerable to physical attacks for a short time after teleport. Passive Effect : Increases Movement Speed by 20, increases Jump by 10.

MapleStory Luminous Standard Magic Guard Standard Magic Guard (Passive)
Converts a portion of damage dealt to you so it affects your MP instead of your HP. Permanently increases Physical and Magic DEF.
Level 1: 13% of damage affects MP instead of HP. If your MP reaches 0, your HP takes the full amount of damage. Passive affect: Physical/Magic DEF increased by 15
Level 10: 85% of damage affects MP instead of HP. If your MP reaches 0, your HP takes the full amount of damage. Passive affect: Physical/Magic DEF increased by 150

MapleStory Luminous Mana Well Mana Well (Supportive)
Increases Max MP for a short time.
Level 1: MP -0. Duration: 85 sec, MP: +11. Can stack with other buffs
Level 20: MP -0. Duration: 180 sec, MP: +30. Can stack with other buffs

MapleStory Luminous Dark Affinity Dark Affinity (Passive)
Permanently increases light/dark M.ATK.
Level 1: Increase light/dark magicATK by 1%
Level 5: Increase light/dark magicATK by 5%

Luminous 1st Job Skill Build: Everything maxed.
1. Flash Shower (1)
2. Light Speed (MAX)
3. Light/Dark Affinity (MAX)
4. Mana Well (MAX)
5. Flash Shower (MAX)
6. Standard Magic Guard (MAX) – NOTE: Max this at Level 100+

Explanation:
There are few reports from Luminous players where Standard Magic Guard has caused them to spend tons of meso on MP Potion Consumption due to enemies hitting them hard and most of this damage is displaced into MP from HP, taking into consideration that MP cost double of HP. However, in my case, I have not experience this issue till Level 100+ with Standard Magic Guard max. Perhaps the training area I used to frequent, monsters are defeated in 2-3 hits, preventing them from retaliating me OR I attack them at a safe distance. Just to be safe, you can max Standard Magic Guard once you reach Level 100+ or until you feel quite dangerous where monsters can kill you in 2-4 hits at Level 100+

Luminous 2nd Job Skills

MapleStory Luminous Sylvan Lance Sylvan Lance (Active)
[Light Magic] Tosses a spear of light to hit multiple enemies.
Level 1: MP Cost: 21. Max Enemies Hit: 8, Damage: 123%, Number of Attacks: 4.
Level 20: MP Cost: 31. Max Enemies Hit: 8, Damage: 180%, Number of Attacks: 4.

MapleStory Luminous Blinding Pillar Blinding Pillar (Active)
[Light Magic] Detonates a pillar of light that knocks back enemies and has a chance to stun.
Level 1: MP Cost: 10, Max Enemies Hit: 10, Distance: 350, Knockback Chance: 55%.
Level 10: MP Cost: 15, Max Enemies Hit: 10, Distance: 350, Knockback Chance: 100%.

MapleStory Luminous Void_Pressure Pressure Void (Active)
[Dark Magic] Direct an orb of darkness to batter enemies. You can move the orb by holding the skill key and steering with the directional keys.
Level 1: MP Cost: 5, Enemies Hit: 8, Damage: 111%. Steer by holding the skill key and using Left Arrow Key,Right Arrow Key. Maximum range of 350 to the left and right.
Level 20: MP Cost: 15, Enemies Hit: 8, Damage: 168%. Steer by holding the skill key and using Left Arrow Key,Right Arrow Key. Maximum range of 350 to the left and right.

MapleStory Luminous Black Blessing Black Blessing (Passive)
A dark orb forms when you evade attacks for a short time in battle. Accumulating orbs will also increase Magic ATT. If you take any damage, one orb will be destroyed and absorb some of the damage.
Level 1: Creates a dark orb to protect you from all attacks for 15 sec. If you take damage, one orb of darkness will break and absorb 32% of damage. [Boost to Magic Attack when orbs are accumulated] 1 orb: +10 Magic Attack, 2 orbs: +16 Magic Attack, 3 orbs: +20 Magic Attack
Level 20: Creates a dark orb to protect you from all attacks for 5 sec. If you take damage, one orb of darkness will break and absorb 70% of damage. [Boost to Magic Attack when orbs are accumulated] 1 orb: +15 Magic Attack, 2 orbs: +24 Magic Attack, 3 orbs: +30 Magic Attack

MapleStory Luminous Magic Booster Magic Booster (Supportive)
Increases the attack speed of your weapon.
Level 1: MP Cost: 48. Attack Speed +2 for 18 sec.
Level 10: MP Cost: 30. Attack Speed +2 for 180 sec.

MapleStory Luminous Magic_Booster Spell Mastery (Passive)
Required Skill: Spell Mastery (MAX)
Magic Mastery and Magic ATT increase.
Level 1: Magic Mastery: 14%, Magic ATT: +1
Level 10: Magic Mastery: 50%, Magic ATT: +10

MapleStory Luminous High Wisdom High Wisdom (Passive)
Permanently increases INT.
Level 1: Permanently increase INT by 8
Level 3: Permanently increase INT by 24
Level 5: Permanently increase INT by 40

Luminous 2nd Job Skill Build: Everything maxed except Blinding Pillar.
0. Pressure Void, Sylvan Lance (1) – Added upon job advancement.
1. Spell Booster (4)
2. Spell Mastery (MAX)
3. High Wisdom (MAX)
4. Black Blessing (MAX)
5. Sylvan Lance (MAX)
6. Spell Booster (MAX)
7. Pressure Void (MAX)
8. Blinding Pillar (9/10)

Explanation:
If your training ground consists of multiple platform and you can just stand in a safe strategic location, its ideal for Pressure Void. This skill can hit enemies on floor and above it such as Haunted Mansion. If you plan to train on such areas, max Pressure Void early and later Sylvan Lance. Otherwise just max Sylvan Lance early to train at a long wide flat platform map.

Luminous 3rd Job Skills

MapleStory Luminous Spectral Light Spectral Light (Active)
[Light Magic] Fires controllable beams of light. You can steer the beams by holding the skill button and using the directional keys.
Level 1: MP Cost: 10. Max Enemies Hit: 8, Damage: 302%, Number of Attacks: 4. Steer the beams by holding the skill key and pressing ↑,↓.
Level 20: MP Cost: 20. Max Enemies Hit: 8, Damage: 340%, Number of Attacks: 4. Steer the beams by holding the skill key and pressing ↑,↓.

MapleStory Luminous Ray of Redemption Ray of Redemption (Active)
[Light Magic] Heal your party members and deal damage to enemies with the power of light.
Level 1: MP Cost: 31, 6 enemies within the range: 123% damage, Recovery 40%
Level 20: MP Cost: 41, 6 enemies within the range: 180% damage, Recovery 800%

MapleStory Luminous Moonlight Spear Moonlight Spear (Active)
[Dark Magic] Fires a chain of dark moonlight from under the enemies’ feet.
Level 1: MP Cost: 45, Max Enemies Hit: 6, Damage: 333%, Number of Attacks: 2
Level 20: MP Cost: 75, Max Enemies Hit: 6, Damage: 371%, Number of Attacks: 2

MapleStory Luminous Death Scythe Death Scythe (Active)
[Equilibrium] Attacks 10 enemies 6 times with 2 summoned Death Reaper wielding an enormous Death Scythe. The damage is influenced by both light and dark. Once summon, it proceeds with cooldown.
Level 1: MP Cost: 63, Max Enemies Hit: 10, Damage: 192%, Number of Attacks: 6. Cooldown: 34 sec.
Level 10: MP Cost: 90, Max Enemies Hit: 10, Damage: 210%, Number of Attacks: 6. Enemies Hit: 10, Damage: 230%, Number of Attacks: 6. Cooldown: 24 sec.

MapleStory Luminous Anti Magic Shell Shadow Shell (Supportive + Passive)
Deflect all abnormal status effects. The shell breaks and must cooldown after a certain number of deflected status effects. Passively increases resistance to all elemental and abnormal status effects.
Level 1: MP Cost: 209. Ignore abnormal status 3 times. Cooldown: 570 sec when broken. Passive effect: Increase resistance to all elemental and abnormal status effects by 4%.
Level 10: MP Cost: 200. Ignore abnormal status 3 times. Cooldown: 300 sec when broken. Passive effect: Increase resistance to all elemental and abnormal status effects by 40%.

MapleStory Luminous Dusk Guard Dusk Guard (Supportive)
Temporarily increase Physical and Magic DEF and has a chance to ignore damage.
Level 1: MP Cost: 58. Duration: 72 sec, Weapon/Magic DEF: + 120. 2% chance to ignore damage.
Level 10: MP Cost: 76. Duration: 180 sec, Weapon/Magic DEF: + 300. 20% chance to ignore damage.

MapleStory Luminous Photic Meditation Photic Meditation (Supportive)
Temporarily increases party Magic ATT. Stacks with Meditation.
Level 1: MP Cost: 36. Duration: 66 sec. Increases party Magic ATT 10.
Level 20: MP Cost: 55. Duration: 180 sec. Increases party Magic ATT 40.

MapleStory Luminous Lunar Tidal Lunar Tide (Passive)
Increase either Critical Rate or ATT, depending on your HP and MP.
Level 1: When MP is greater than HP, damage increases by 1%. When MP lower than HP, Critical Rate increases by 11%.
Level 20: When MP is greater than HP, damage increases by 20%. When MP lower than HP, Critical Rate increases by 30%.

Luminous 3rd Job Skill Build: Everything maxed except Moonlight Spear.
1. Moonlight Spear, Spectral Light, Death Scythe, Ray of Redemption (1).
2. Photic Meditation (MAX)
3. Lunar Tide (MAX)
4. Dusk Guard (MAX)
5. Spectral Light (MAX)
6. Death Scythe (MAX)
7. Ray of Redemption (MAX)
8. Shadow Shell (MAX)
9. Moonlight Spear (4/20)

Explanation
You can either max Moonlight Spear and dump remaining SP into Ray of Redemption or vice versa. Personally, I use Spectral Light more frequent compared to Moonlight Spear since it is great against monsters with high health and tightly packed monsters. However, one disadvantage regarding Spectral Light is that you need to find the right angle to attack your enemies. If you have that solved, you will be enjoying those damage popping up clouding most of your screen. Spectral Light its ideal for flat single platform whereas Moonlight Spear is capable of hitting enemies from multiple platform but ain’t that great against high HP enemies that you want to chip away their HP. Maxing Ray of Redemption gives you the ability to heal your party members but most of the case, they will have their pet to auto-pot their HP upon reaching critical levels. For those who already has Moonlight Spear max, don’t need to worry about it much since I myself seldom in use of Ray of Redemption.

Luminous 4th Job Skills

MapleStory Luminous Reflection Reflection (Active)
[Light Magic] Emit a powerful arrow of light that splits when it hits enemies to deal splash damage.
Level 1: MP Cost: 61, Damage: 304%, Number of Attacks: 4, Max Enemies Hit: 8
Level 30: MP Cost: 81, Damage: 420%, Number of Attacks: 4, Max Enemies Hit: 8

MapleStory Luminous Morning Star Morning Star (Active)
[Dark Magic] Drops explosive meteors on enemies. Morning Star’s attack delay is set to 210ms.
Level 1: MP Cost: 40, Max Enemies Hit: 8, Knockback Damage: 93%, Explosion Damage: 283%. Cooldown: 5 sec.
Level 30: MP Cost: 50, Max Enemies Hit: 8, Knockback Damage: 180%, Explosion Damage: 370%. Cooldown: 5 sec.

MapleStory Luminous Apocalypse Apocalypse (Active)
[Dark Magic] Opens the Abyssal Rift under enemies to flood them with void energy.
Level 1: MP Cost: 58, Max Enemies Hit: 8, Damage: 224%.
Level 30: MP Cost: 100, Max Enemies Hit: 8, Damage: 340%.

MapleStory Luminous Ender Ender (Active)
[Equilibrium] Attack 2 enemies 6 times with 100% critical hit rate with a summoned a giant sword infused with light and dark energy that instantly kills them. Enemies who are immune to instant-death absorbs insane amount of damage!
Level 1: MP Cost: 34, Max Instant KOs: 2. For enemies that cannot be Instant KO’d, Damage: 275%, Number of Attacks: 8. Every attack will be critical. Cooldown: 41 sec.
Level 30: MP Cost: 49, Max Instant KOs: 2. For enemies that cannot be Instant KO’d, Damage: 333%, Number of Attacks: 8. Every attack will be critical. Cooldown: 12 sec.

MapleStory Luminous Dark Crescendo Dark Crescendo (Supportive)
Has a chance to increase damage with each consecutive hit for a short period of time.
Level 1: MP Cost: 45. For 64 sec, chance to Increase Damage with each hit: 51%, Damage: +1%. Can stack up to 10 times.
Level 30: MP Cost: 80. For 180 sec, chance to Increase Damage with each hit: 80%, Damage: +1%. Can stack up to 30 times.

MapleStory Luminous Darknes Sorcery Arcane Pitch (Supportive)
Ignores an opponent’s DEF and resistances for a short period of time.
Level 1: MP Cost: 56 , Ignores monster DEF 11% for 35 sec, Ignores monster resistances by 13%
Level 30: MP Cost: 85 , Ignores monster DEF 40% for 180 sec, Ignores monster resistances by 100%

MapleStory Luminous Magic Mastery Magic Mastery (Passive)
Permanently Increases Magic mastery, magic attack, and minimum critical damage.
Level 1: Mastery: +56%, Magic ATT: +1, Minimum Critical Damage +1%
Level 30: Mastery: +70%, Magic ATT: +30, Minimum Critical Damage +15%

MapleStory Darkness Mastery Darkness Mastery (Passive)
Required Skill: Death Scythe (MAX)
The buff duration of Equilibrium and the restoring speeds for both light and darkness skills increase. Also increase the ATT of Death Scythe.
Level 1: Equilibrium Duration: +1 sec. Time to reach Sunfire and Eclipse decreases when light or dark skills are used. Additionally, Death Scythe ATT: +20%
Level 5: Equilibrium Duration: +5 sec. Time to reach Sunfire and Eclipse decreases when light or dark skills are used. Additionally, Death Scythe ATT: +100%

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

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

Luminous 4th Job Skill Build: Everything maxed.
1. Reflection, Apocalypse, Ender, Morning Star (1)
2. Darkness Mastery (MAX)
3. Magic Mastery (MAX)
4. Dark Crescendo (MAX)
5. Arcane Pitch (MAX)
6. Reflection (MAX)
7. Ender (MAX)
8. Apocalypse (MAX)
9. Maple Warrior (MAX)
10. Morning Star (MAX)
11. Hero’s Will (MAX)

Explanation:
As usual, start by having 2 primary skills unlocked, Reflection [Light Magic] and Apocalypse [Dark Magic] and 1 ultimate equilibrium skill, Ender. Although Ender does not deal kill many monsters in 1 cast, its very efficient and powerful against single enemies especially boss enemies. This is usually used during Equilibrium state. If you do not have funds to purchase higher level Luminous Mastery Skill Book or failed to scroll your 4th Job Skills, you can use SP into other skill first. It’s best to have at least 10 SP in each skills to gain benefit from all.

Luminous Hyper Skills

MapleStory Reflection - Reinforce Reflection – Reinforce
Required Level: 143
Reflection Damage +20%

MapleStory Reflection - Spread Reflection – Spread
Required Level: 162
No damage reduction when reflection spreads to hit nearby enemies.

MapleStory Reflection - Range Up Reflection – Range Up
Required Level: 183
Reflection Range +50

MapleStory Apocalypse - Extra Target Apocalypse – Extra Target
Required Level: 149
Apocalpyse Max Enemies Attacked +2

MapleStory Apocalypse - Reinforce Apocalypse – Reinforce
Required Level: 168
Apocalypse Damage +20%

MapleStory Apocalypse - Recharge Apocalypse – Recharge
Required Level: 189
Increase Apocalypse gauge amount.

MapleStory Ender - Range Up Ender – Range Up
Required Level: 155
Ender Range +40

MapleStory Ender - Extra Target Ender – Extra Target
Required Level: 177
Ender Max Enemies Attacked +1

MapleStory Ender - Reinforce Ender – Reinforce
Required Level: 195
Ender Damage +20%

MapleStory Equalize Equalize
Required Level: 150
Puts you in Equilibrium mode immediately upon use. Equilibrium mode from Equalize will not be affected by buff duration increase. MP Cost: 1000, Equilibrium status begins, Cooldown: 150 seconds.

MapleStory Armageddon Armageddon
Required Level: 170
Renders enemies immobile and deals damage. MP Cost: 1000, Max Enemies Hit: 15, Damage: 1000%, Immobile Duration: 20 seconds, Cooldown: 120 seconds, Max Damage: 9999999

MapleStory Heroic Memories Heroic Memories
Required Level: 200
Increases damage and max damage cap. MP Cost: 100, Duration: 60 seconds, Damage: +10%, Max Damage: +50000, Cooldown: 120 seconds. Only applies to hero classes in party.

Luminous Hyper Skill Build Guide:
1. Reflection – Spread (MAX)
2. Reflection – Range Up (MAX)
3. Apocalypse – Recharge (MAX)
4. Apocalypse – Extra Target (MAX)
5. Ender – Extra Target (MAX)
6. Equalize (MAX)
7. Armageddon (MAX)
8. Heroic Memories (MAX)
9. Hyper Intelligence (MAX)
10. Hyper Health (MAX)
11. Hyper Mana (MAX)
12. Hyper Weapon Defense (MAX)
13. Hyper Magic Defense (MAX)
14. Hyper Critical Rate (MAX)

Luminous Mastery Books

Reflection: 20, 30
Morning Star: 20, 30
Apocalypse: 20, 30
Ender: 20, 30
Dark Crescendo: 20, 30
Arcane Pitch: 20, 30
Magic Mastery: 20, 30
Maple Warrior: 20, 30

MapleStory Old to New Official Skill Names

Luminous 1st Job Skills
Dark Falling -> Abyssal Drop
Twinkle Flash -> Flash Shower
Light Transforming -> Light Speed
Ordinary Magic Guard -> Standard Magic Guard
Extend Mana -> Mana Well
Dark Magic Enhancement -> Dark Affinity
Light Magic Enhancement -> Light Affinity

Luminous 2nd Job Skills
Sylphid Lancer -> Sylvan Lance
Inviolability -> Blinding Pillar
Void Pressure -> Pressure Void
Bless of Darkness -> Black Blessing
Magic Booster -> Magic Booster (No Changes)
Spell Mastery -> Spell Mastery (No Changes)
High Wisdom -> High Wisdom (No Changes)

Luminous 3rd Job Skills
Spectral Light ->
Shine Redemption -> Ray of Redemption
Nox Spear -> Moonlight Spear
Death Scythe -> Death Scythe (No Changes)
Anti-Magic Shell -> Shadow Shell
Light Shadow Guard -> Dusk Guard
Party Meditation -> Photic Meditation
Life Tidal -> Lunar Tide

Luminous 4th Job Skills
Light Reflection -> Reflection
Morning Starfall -> Morning Star
Apocalypse -> Apocalypse
Absolute Kill -> Ender
Dark Crescendo -> Dark Crescendo (No Changes)
Darkness Sorcery -> Arcane Pitch
Magic Mastery -> Magic Mastery (No Changes)
Maple Warrior -> Maple Warrior (No Changes)
Hero’s Will -> Hero’s Will (No Changes)
Darkness Mastery -> Darkness Mastery

MapleStory Luminous Video Compilation (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th Job Skill Preview)

Luminous Frequently Ask Questions (FAQ)

Luminous Legendary Augury from Golden Temple
Q: So I completed the Golden Temple Theme Dungeon BEFORE I got the Legendary Augury quest from Vieren (because I didn’t think to visit Vieren before I did so, and I didn’t get a pop-up on the side as I usually do). Is there any way for me to get the Legendary Augury now?
A: If you did not get a pop-up side quest, it means you have not meet the necessary requirements to unlock the Grand Crystal Quest that asks you to obtain the Legendary Augury by defeating Ravana in Golden Temple. Refer to the List of Luminous Quests on how to unlock Grand Crystal Quest.

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275 thoughts on “MapleStory Luminous Skill Build Guide

  1. Ayumilove Post author

    [GMS v.154]
    1. Equalize skill description has been updated.
    2. Morning Star attack delay is set to 210ms.
    3. Ender attack count increased by 1 (7 -> 8)

  2. jerry

    Excuse me, I am from msea. I got 90% boss right now and what skill should i use when i am in light. reflection 300% or spectral light 121%. And i heard of the boss % is str8 add into skill damage % such as spectral light 121%, when i am hitting a boss i got 211% damage on boss. Is that true? Please help me solve this two trouble, they are really annoyed :(

  3. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Jerry, you will have a base stat of 13,4,4,4 (similarly to the olden MapleStory days), therefore, at Level 1 you will have 25 AP (Ability Points) clean. If you are level 205, 205-1=204, 204 x 5 AP (5 Ability Points Per Level) = 1020. 1020+25 = 1045 AP. Assuming you have distributed into INT 999 and LUK 23 (999+23=1022AP used in stats), you used 23AP into MP. Hope that helps :)

  4. jerry

    Dear Ayumi, I am from msea and i got messed up. I am lv 205 i added MANY a into mp. So now i don’t know i added how many in it but i got information i got 999 int and 23luk can you help me find it up?

  5. Komplain

    Hi Ayumi ( and any good soul who can help ), I’m wondering how the Max MP increase on each level of Luminous exactly works. I want the best possible MP pool since I have the 4% Map MP dmg boost. Is it only the base INT ( which means only your AP points ), or does bonus INT from gear and other passives also go in the equation ? Your help would be really appreciated, nice article btw ! :D

  6. jerry

    Dear ayumi, if I have 3 pet auto buff skill what should I probably give it to buff for luminous. Should i use dusk guard and mana well buff they seem like adding defend mana only. And each crit % add ender how many percent damage.

  7. Ayumilove Post author

    @Winston: No skill book required as MSEA has released RED patch. All skills are automatically unlock at 4th Job advancement. 4th Job Skills that needs to unlock level 20 and 30 can purchase the mastery book in Leafre NPC for 20m 30m I guess. Deck of cards is obtained automatically when you create new character which is above level 30. To access this cards, you need to go to the character selection page, and click the deck of card button.

  8. Winston

    Hi ayumilove,

    Can ask you. how to get skill books for 4th job in msea? how to get the deck of cards?

  9. Tyler

    You forgot to add on that a skill point was given for 2 skills, Flash Shower and Abyssal Drop upon the first job advancement.

  10. Ayumilove Post author

    @Bryan: Fastest way I build damage is to get as many link skill character pointing to your main. Next, setup deck of card (best to get all S, S S rank). Then buy some cubes and potential your scrolled equipment. Buy scrolls from FreeMarket, scroll your weapon. If you are not hardcore, don’t spend your money on Cash Shop. Just save up some meso and purchase already scrolled potential equips from Free Market.

  11. Bryan Chang

    Ayumilove, how do I increase the damage of my luminous cause it was really weak and could you please tell me the best place to buy equips in Maplesea. Thank you. I enjoy reading your guides.

  12. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Joshua, you need to complete a quest to unlock Hero’s Will. However, once RED patch is released on MapleSEA, it will be made available to you instantly upon 4th Job Advancement as Luminous (This also applies to the rest of the jobs too for Maple Warrior and Hero’s Will).

  13. Fate

    Hello AyumiLove, I’m really curious but is there a difference between choosing Light or Dark side? I only know that you get more storyline quest by choosing Light.

  14. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Darrel, I think Luminous is OK for bossing, basically all jobs are good. But the ones which are best usually has more passive skills and has their primary skill that deals multiple hits against multiple monsters very quickly + high critical rate. One of the best characters would be Xenon. Luminous needs to charge their equilibrium before they can use the Ender skill. Those skills that requires cooldown or has high delay can’t be used much to deal high DPS.

  15. Ello

    @darrel: hes act great at bossing due to his equilibrium ( 1dmg, ignore all dmg reflect etc) but his skills are pretty slow, meaning low DPS and hence taking quite a while to kill boss. if i didnt rmb wrongly, hes one of the lowest in DPS chart. But these all doesnt mean much as he still capable of killing, juz slower

  16. Darrel

    Hi again ayumilove, I know I’m asking a lot of questions, and sorry if it might be annoying, but I have another question: what makes luminous no so great at bossing? Is luminous worse than other classes when bossing?
    Thx.

  17. Darrel

    Hi Ayumilove. Thx for your quick response. I guess I’ll lvl my Phantom just to lvl 70 for the link skill, and stop from there. But i wish GMS hadn’t changed Luminous storyline and the Light/Dark system. KMS Luminous seems more fun, and the Light/Dark gauge in KMS looks a lot cooler.

    And one other question: which maplestory do you play, ayumilove?
    KMS, GMS, SEA, etc…

    Thx again.

  18. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Darrel, Luminous and Phantom is roughly the same. However, I like the flexibility that Luminous offers in terms of range attacks and variety of skills at your disposal. However, Luminous one disadvantage is the switching of light/dark. You might love/hate it (a new system to be learn to take advantage of it). For instance, if you like to use the Light Skill based on your training ground, you will need to switch back to Dark Skill which might not be efficient. Phantom is easier to play since its similar to most jobs, just that it can use skills from other jobs as well by copying/stealing. Phantom skills aren’t that great (slightly below average compared to Luminous) that is why its compensated with stolen skills.

  19. Darrell

    Hi ayumilove
    Is Phantom stronger than Luminous?
    I’m thinking of making phantom, but is it a good class even when it’s unfunded?
    I’m asking because i already have a luminous, but i don’t want to make phantom and later regret of making it.

    thx for your hard work

  20. Ayumilove Post author

    @OppaDen: Thanks for the information regarding the GMS and MSEA having different method (KMS – requires player to choose either 1) whereas GMS allows both :D I have included a note in Luminous 1st job skills should the comment be buried deep.

  21. Ayumilove Post author

    @heyyyy: Thanks for the comment. It helps players from different region understand why there is a mix of different max level :)

  22. OppaDen

    Only GMS Have both skill, others that follow KMS, like Msea, have to choose one side, light or dark in 1st job hence fitting Ayumi guild, where it is suited for most MS

  23. heyyyy

    if you follow the current descriptions, 20 sp will be short of maxing everything. but i read from some sources that both abyssal drop and flash shower all only 10 sp to max. only with this then it tallies so :D

  24. Ayumilove Post author

    Thanks Jennifer for the tip :D I used to have my Jr. Boogie along while I was actively training too, but my character still drank some MP potions. Power Leveling :D

  25. Jennifer

    Regarding MP (over)usage when maxing Magic Guard too early (which I accidentally did), you can get the Jr. Boogie familiar to help replenish your MP. I haven’t really had to buy any pots other than when killing bosses. When I’m not actively training, I put the familiar away so it can replenish its vitality.

  26. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Udin, GMS reflection damage is 420% whereas KMS is 400%. I’m not sure whether MSEA would leave Luminous nerfed at that current status.

  27. Udin

    I want to ask about the skill damage in this guide. In MapleSEA, at master level, reflection damage only 300%. Or this guide is after luminous revamp? Please let me know.

  28. Udin

    I want to add about getting the legendary augury in Golden Temple. Golden Temple is accessible at level 130 in MapleSEA. So it will take some time before you can finish the quest. Perhaps in other region, the map is accessible via Map of Dimension exactly at level 115.

    I also have question to ask. The damage for all skills is different based on region right? In MapleSEA, for example, Reflection damage at max level only 300% instead as listed in the guide. Is it any revamp for MapleSEA which will increase the damage for many skills?

  29. Ayumilove Post author

    Thanks Udin for submitting your experience on the decks you used! I’ll add into the deck card article at http://ayumilove.net/maplestory-card-system-guide/

  30. Udin

    Hello. I want to share something about luminous. If you have many normal adventurer card (mage), you should use all. In order to help reduce mp pot usage. I use ice lightning card, bishop card and fire poison card in one deck. This three card give good effect which is adding % max mp as damage. Besides, ice lightning card itself give magic attack base on level of character. Luminous card give INT which can increase MP. Evan card also can regain mp, also can regain more mp. Furthermore, xenon link skill also give 10% all stat at lv2, enhance max mp at the same time each lvl up.

  31. Kibou

    hey ayumi is me again.
    i know this is hard but,
    can you make the voice for skillcast of Luminous and translate them?

  32. Blazeman22

    do u not put any points in abyssal drop because u didn’t mention it at all in the skill build for 1st job

  33. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Short Pencil, the main character is the one you enjoy playing the most. For me, my main is a Demon Slayer because it has so many moves to play with instead of just relying on 1 skill to kill enemies. Also, it has exp rate buff skill that allows you to earn additional experience from monsters kill, making it easier and faster to level up similarly to a Bishop/Priest. It’s quite agile too since you can glide in air and perform high jumps to reach the platform above you. It’s an all in one package class. Different people would have different playing style and their likes, so you do not need to follow my main character :D

  34. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Short Pencil, preferably Mercedes to start off first with. Get it to Level 70 and use the link skill for your main character like Luminous.

  35. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Chelsea Marie, most Legendary Heroes are good class for unfunded, especially the special ones such as Demon Avenger and Mercedes.

  36. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Chau, thanks for the correction! I have added High Wisdom into Luminous 2nd Job Skill Build.

  37. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Lumipower, Xenon is super strong. I have played both Luminous and Xenon, damage is like 1K+ more with clean equips. When I play my Mercedes, damage is so much further than my Xenon.

  38. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Lumipower, Luminous do need mastery books to unlock certain skill to its ultimate potential (which is max mastery level 30)

  39. Yu Han Tay

    I’d just like to know, are the job quests for both light and dark paths the same from level 30 onwards? Is there any difference at all (before level 30, the nature/content of the quests is different – light path helps the people of ellinia but the dark path threatens them instead)

  40. Udin

    For Von Leon Castle, you don’t have to fight Von Leon in order to complete the quest because along the way, you will eventually complete the quest.I started at Von Leon Castle around lv120. For Ravana, when you kill the fake Ravana, you will get the augury dropped. The chain quest started when you reach lv130.

  41. Ayumilove Post author

    Thanks Udin for your feedback regarding the quests on Von Leon Castle and Ravana! Was it difficult to defeat Von Leon and Ravana as mentioned by Yun? Could you recall the level of your Luminous when attempting on these 2 quests?

  42. Udin

    Hello. I have completed the quests regarding luminous at von leon castle and ravana. For the von leon, I just finished all the quests till the time you can enter to fight Von Leon( if I remember correctly).

    For Ravana, I do all the required quests till you fight fake ravana but make sure you quest is active so that fake ravana will drop the augury.

    I hope this is helpful.

  43. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Yun and Cured, I do not know about how difficult it is to defeat them since I have not done the Luminous Quest for the Storyline. Maybe someone else can share their experience in this :)

  44. Yun

    I am too thinking about the same issue which posted by Cured but as his/her question didnt get reply, I am gonna repost it.

    ‘ Is it hard to defeat von leon or ravana for the luminous’quests when my luminous is lvl 130 now? Coz I really want to know the whole storyline and a party is really hard to form due to lack of ppl. Btw, I play MSEA :D’ originally from Cured

  45. remeo

    Hi ayumi ,
    Can a lvl200 luminous with 15k hp 150k mp tank a boss reflect damage?
    I hear ppl say reflect damage due about 80k damage depends on what boss so if luminous magic guard work – 15%hp – 85%mp should can rite but i hear ppl oso say reflect spell ignore magic guard totally n doesn’t work ?

  46. lmogumogu

    hi ayumi, im afraid Light Speed skill isn’t included in the 1st job skill guide.

  47. Annoyed888

    Hey, I was wondering how to complete the grand crystal quest when I completed the golden temple quest before hand. Does this mean i have to kill the actual ravana boss to get the augury?

  48. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Howlongdiduplaymaplestory, both are great. Xenon has more different skills to play with, so I prefer for Xenon.

  49. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi MC, if Luminous is lock (character creation button is grayed) you can’t create until MapleStory Nexon GMS unlocks it during some event.

  50. MC

    I probably sound so dumb for asking this. But how do you even become a Luminous on the Global Maplestory?

  51. AngelicLuminous

    moonlight spear does have advantage of not having a charge-up time so u can hit monsters immediately if they are near
    I barely use ray of redemption though

  52. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi 4EVERAyumiloveFANS, either 1 will be good but depends on what you usually use. For me, I don’t find myself using Ray of Redemption since most party members would just heal themselves with potions during critical HP, whereas Moonlight Spear isn’t really good at killing monsters that requires 3-4 hits when Spectral Light can destroy them easily and hit mobs located far away from you at any direction from a safe strategic position.

  53. 4EVERAyumiloveFANS

    Hey Ayumilove ! :D

    About the LUMINOUS 3RD JOB SKILLS,

    do you max Moonlight Spear and dump remaining SP into Ray of Redemption?

    OR

    do you max Ray of Redemption and dump remaining SP into Moonlight Spear?

  54. rinnie

    light speed and high wisdom isn’t included in the above guides? when should i start maxing them?

  55. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi AngelicLuminous, I have corrected the label. Thanks for the notice :)

  56. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi MajinTenshi, my Luminous trains without ever consuming MP Potions till Level 105+ The monsters are killed in a matter of 2-3 hits. Also, Luminous have this attribute where they can replenish a portion of their MP quickly in percentage. If you are training on mini-bosses such as Crocky the Gatekeeper, these monsters do pack a punch. But these monsters have been nerfed in GMS Unleashed Update. Try to train on monsters where you can constantly knockback to prevent them from advancing close to you to avoid retaliation.

  57. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi AngelicLuminous, Luminous Standard Magic Guard is passive skill, unlike the rest of the Magician’s Magic Guard.

  58. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi I just parked at B1, I have corrected the Luminous Spell Mastery picture. Thanks for the notice!

  59. I just parked at B1

    spell mastery picture wrong le =,=
    no wonder I keep finding can’t find that pic

  60. I just parked at B1

    hey ayumi… I not saying that your guide is bad but…..
    lumi guide ain’t as good as the others…

  61. AngelicLuminous

    hi majintenshi, I constantly use mana well whenever it almost finishes. I also have an Evan character card, which allows me to get x% of my mp back every minute, where x ranges from 2-5 based on character card rank and u have 70% chance of getting mp per every minute, which is extremely likely. due to luminous’ high mp, I haven’t run out of mp with this strategy, despite my Evan being only lvl 30 (coz I didn’t bother haha)

  62. MajinTenshi

    Ayumilove, i am having trouble with potions, i always have to use them and it is really annoying because the mobs damage alot more on to my MP. Please help! I am not funded and only have 300m :(

  63. Cured

    Is it hard to defeat von leon or ravana for the luminous’quests when my luminous is lvl 130 now? Coz I really want to know the whole storyline and a party is really hard to form due to lack of ppl. Btw, I play MSEA :D

  64. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Its Me, grab Magic Mastery Mastery Book. This helps to reduce the gap between minimum and maximum damage. Therefore, you will be constantly inflicting high damage against enemy. The skill also passively bump up your weapon attack, therefore its a good skill to begin maxing early.

  65. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Pau, for me, I did not use it for training let alone healing party members since they often use potion instead as its much faster and you save your time by killing enemy faster instead of healing them. This prevents enemies from inflicting even more damage to your party members.

  66. Its Me

    Hey ayumilove, got a event that give me choose all this skillbooks : refelction, morning star, Apocalypse, Ender, Dark Crescendo, Arcane Pitch and magic mastery. which one should I choose??

  67. pau

    Hi Ayumi-chan, thanks for the reply. Have another question that’s bugging me. Saw in some other guides that suggested maxing “Ray of Redemption” over “Moonlight Spear”. This is because of the “healing” effect for pt members.

    My question is, is it worth maxing? I mean, what about leaving Death Scythe and maxing both Moonlight and Ray? Should maxing Ray over Moonlight even be considered?

  68. Cloudspell

    Hi ayumi. It’s cloud(again XD). In you 2nd job skill build the skill you wrote as Spell Booster is actually Magic Booster. You might want to correct that. Also, your image for Spell Mastery icon is different from the one I see when playing. I’m on maplesea.

  69. Ayumilove Post author

    Thanks Justin for the correction, I’ll update the skills specs for Lunar Tidal’s Critical Rate, Death Scythe Cooldown and Arcane Pitch :)

  70. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Helpme, I could not recall on Ellin Forest Disaster Quest. Perhaps someone here might have an idea about it :)

    But from what I know, Lady of the Corrupted Forest is the quest you are looking for which requires you to talk to Perzen and he will ask you to defeat Queen Ephenia the Fairy Queen of Ellin Forest. Completing this task will reward you half a million experience points. After that, talk to Athena Pierce to receive Ellin Forest Guardian Title who is located in Camp Conference Room. But before you can get to Lady o the Corrupted Quest, you need to complete a series of +20 quest to unlock it. To get started with Ellin Quest, you will need to be Level 95 and do this quest : Invitation to Ellin Forest.

  71. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Joe, Apocalypse-Recharge enables each Apocalypse you trigger fills up your gauge even more. For example, if it were to fill up 10% of your bar, it now fills up 15% with Apocalphyse-Recharge. Apocalypse – Extra Target is the one that increases the amount of enemy you can hit when you cast that skill, not increasing the number of hits per enemy.

  72. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Btkl, for me I’ll use the Mastery Books based on the skill build guide (depends on which skill I want to max first) I’ll use all my mastery books to upgrade each 4th job skill so it does not use up my inventory space :)

  73. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi tako, here are all Luminous mastery books you should grab : Light Reflection, Morning Starfall, Apocalypse, Absolute Kill ,Dark Cresendo, Darkness Sorcery, Magic Mastery. However, max them in sequence based on the skill build guide.

  74. Annoyed

    Ayumi i know you are busy, but can you please try to reply to every reply at least briefly? Instead of only replying the latest reply you see, because that makes it hard to reach you.

  75. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Pau, it does not really matter since you will be using both of them in 3rd and 4th job.

  76. Btkl

    Hi Ayumilove. I have been following some of your guides recently. I want to ask what mastery book should I use for Lumi? I have used Apocalypse 30 which I found pretty useless. I also used Magic Mastery 20 and have a Magic Master 30. Should I use my Magic Mastery 30?

  77. ShYGuY154

    It increases the rate to fill up a bar on the darkness side of the Orb Indicator in GMS OR, increases the rate to fill up a bar on the light side of the Orb Indicator in KMS (I think).

  78. Joe

    Hi Ayumi! :D I got this question and I din’t understand what it means. Luminous hyperskills, Apocalypse-Recharge says it increase the gauge amount of Apocalypse. What does it meant by increase gauge amount? Is it number of attacks? Hope to hear your answer because this is confusing. :3 thanks!

  79. Helpme

    With the Ellin Forest Disaster quest, do you have to defeat that queen fairy person? Because i passed lvl 110 and have not got the Commander Von Leon quest. I think the Ellin quest may be where i got of track. Help?

  80. Justin

    Hi, the skills lunar tidal’s critical rate is 30%, death scythe cooldown at lvl 1 is 34 secs and arcane pitch doesn’t give critical anymore.

  81. Lumi4ever

    If you want power and damage, put one SP into attacking skill, and max magic mastery, followed by dark crecendo and maple warrior. Then do arcane pitch. I have a lv 120 lumi so i know.

  82. MrLuminous

    Can i ask is arcane pitch and dark cresendo useful ? Should i max it first or attacking skill first?

  83. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi AngelivLuminous, thanks for the correction! I’ll be updating the guide above now.

  84. cheh1

    Hello Ayumi.

    It seems in MSEA both Sunfire and Eclipse have “Light/Dark skills deals 50% more damage, costs 50% less MP, heals 1% HP for each attack”

    just to let you know

  85. Zachary

    Hi Ayumi, do note that the number of hits for apocalypse is 6 and not 1, this can actually be seen in the video u posted too, Do make the correction!

  86. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi fastflare, try using different light/dark element. And use your equilibrium state.

  87. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi KaiserHater, Luminous gets Equilibrium in 2nd Job. It is already described in the guide above.

  88. KaiserHater

    Erm Hi Ayumi,i would like to ask at which job does luminous get to have Equilibrium?

  89. fastflare

    I have a problem with my luminous character.
    Its light/dark gauge doesn’t show any change. It’s just stuck there. I know it’s my computer’s problem but i don’t know what it is exactly. I’m running on windows 8

  90. S

    I think the pro would be that you are able to switch between light and dark unlike other jobs which is creative and the con might be that ….. the shining rod is a little be rare to find? i am not sure so please correct me if i am wrong.

  91. Yeo Zhi Han

    Also, the medal “Opponent of Destiny Medal”
    is spelled wrongly under its stats
    “Opponent of Desinty Medal Stats
    MaxHP: +50, Magic Attack: +3, Accuracy: +5
    1. This equipment is un-tradable
    2. This equipment is un-salable
    3. This equipment is a one-of-a-kind item.”

  92. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi S, perhaps you can share some of the pros and cons after you have created your Luminous character and I,ll be happy to post in the guide above.

  93. kanggary

    ayumi.i got something to asked you..when i was 2nd job i max spell booster j1st then just max high wisdom.. it is will be any effect it the later period?

  94. DeSnowy

    Yes it’s release already, the selection for luminous is just to the right of kaiser

  95. edeathd

    yow…is this the GMS or KMS version? cuz in maplesea…they use the KMS version…and when i took light path…the i don’t have abyssal drop and dark affinity >.<

  96. S

    Today is the release date for Luminous! I am from maplesea so its slower but when i log in, it turned out to be kaiser trailer, the maplewiki still says it is still 12 of June, is it true?

  97. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi LWZ, visit youtuube.com and search for GMS Luminous ALl SKill Preview. You will see the feather crystal panel.

  98. LWZ

    Ayumilove, can you give some examples regarding the comment “GMS Luminous (with the feather GUI/panel) can opt to switch to either light/dark mode based on the situation, allowing players to spam specific skill element based on the training ground. “

  99. Ayumilove Post author

    Thanks LWZ for the note. This makes the gameplay a little easier but less flexible. KMS version can be seen as an auto-car where you do not have the option to change to specific gear at certain time, whereas for GMS Luminous (with the feather GUI/panel), they can opt to switch to either light/dark mode based on the situation, allowing players to spam specific skill element based on the training ground which I prefer best :)

  100. LWZ

    It is confirm that SEA will follow the Korean version. Note that maplesea luminous factsheet( http://maple.asiasoftsea.com/season2fs#/start) says that we will be receiving light affinity. And we do not have the “change light/dark mode” like GMS does. Here is a pic to show you guys….https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=422456411186413&set=pb.144330732332317.-2207520000.1369334656.&type=3&theater

  101. ShYGuY154

    @Darrel;
    Luminous has gotten nerfed in both KMS and GMS versions, with Apocalypse, Reflection and a couple of other skills lowered in damage. However, Reflection’s range has increased, making it pretty insane since it can pretty much hit almost every mob in Aliens Chamber 6, or half the map in LHC’s crockies.

  102. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi NightTime, there isn’t any conclusive news on to which MapleSEA follows, but most probably GMS since they have translated it into English and this includes skill stats.

  103. HolyLight

    Oh im playing SEA so evan does not need mastery bks from cash shop but they still need skill and mastery books like magic mastery from boss drops but thanks anyway

  104. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi HolyLight, you should make Luminous! It’s much more fun compared to Evan. Take note that Evan has tons of stories to go through just to get that Dragon to grow to a full form and getting extra SP from quests. I’m not sure whether Evan still depends on Skill Books or Mastery Books which is only available from Cash Shop purchase.

  105. HolyLight

    Im pretty troubled bout making a hero mage so which one should i make an evan or a luminous?

  106. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Dylan, try to fight against enemies which is level 70-80 range (close to the quest level, not your character level!) Beetle and Dual Beetle are Level 99 and 105.

  107. Dylan

    Thanks for the reply but that still doesnt fix my problem. I’m i level 101 luminous and im trying to fight the beatles in Leafre but i don’t see a single one drop traces.

  108. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Dylan, make sure the Quest Chasing Traces is being activated (already accept the NPC Quest from Agent N by double-clicking the light-bulb above your character). Otherwise, the mobs will not drop them. This concept same applies to all MapleStory quests that requires you to loot/pick-up quest-items from monsters, in particular (Traces) for this quest. You can collect 100 traces from ANY monster (simplifies things alot :D) But take note that these monsters MUST be within your quest level range which is 11 levels below and above. Since this quest is Level 70, fight monsters within those levels. For starters, loot from aliens in kulan feild V (They are Level 80 monsters)

  109. Dylan

    Hey Ayumi in GMS is chasing traces glitched? I tried to kill mobs around my level like level 118 mobs but i didnt get any traces. Did i do something wrong or is it glitched?

  110. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Jason, as ShYGuY154 replied, the only quests required is just the job advancements.

  111. ShYGuY154

    The luminous quests above aren’t required, other than the job advancements, so it’s fine if you completely neglect it. However, it’s at a cost of seeing the Black Mage in person in one of the quests, or so I’ve heard. ^^ Anyhow, at the very least, you’ll have a little more insight about Luminous’s storyline, if you follow the quests.

  112. Jason

    Hi Ayumi :) I wanted to know if the quest Above/Below are required cuz i didnt do em.

  113. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Darrel, sorry I don’t know where to purchase those scrolls. Perhaps someone here (Luminous players) can help you with this :)

  114. Darrel

    hey ayumilove, do u know where i can buy potential scrolls for the luminous orbs?
    thx

  115. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi DeSnowy! Higher level equips will have better potential stats and lines. This concept applies to orb as well :) Take note that orbs does not come with any potential lines in the first place. You will need to use scrolls to unlock those potential lines :D

  116. DeSnowy

    About the orb thing, what’s the difference between the different leveled orbs? Is it the potential lines?

  117. DeSnowy

    Well, maplesea is not running under nexon, instead it’s being run under asiasoft, and they also run other games quite a few other games, so I guess this is the reason. Also I’m working on merc as I think it would suit me best, as for my phantom, i’ll be selling its raven horn set. :/

  118. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi DeSnowy, once you played lots of character, try to find the one that you like most to play. That job that doesn’t make you bored or doesn’t feel like grinding. For me, its either Kaiser or Demon Slayer. That’s probably one of the reasons why there are many Demon Slayers around MapleStory. Kaiser is a good choice too, if you have watch my video in the Kaiser Skill Build section, they have so many skills to play with (regular and transform), similarly to Xenon which will be release soon in MapleSEA! Its kinda strange that MapleSEA abruptly gets an epic update which beats GMS, usually its really slow or no updates is being followed. I wonder why?

  119. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi LumiLover, sorry for the late reply. It seems my dashboard wasn’t able to detect your message until I manually browsed the long list of comments here. I have updated Luminous 4th Job Skill Build Guide with Ender.

  120. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi DeSnowy, Thanks for the update! With that discovery, it will make a profitable business to sell them off in freemarket :) Have you tried going on a few rounds and see whether Empress Cygnus drop more items afterwards? Or perhaps your friends are using Drop Rate Coupons or Guild Effect with additional drops?

  121. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Evanicaboy, I couldn’t give much reviews with Evan since I have a newbie Evan character. But what I could say is Luminous is great for bossing since every now and then, you can spam those 2 giant light+dark swords with no delay during Equilibrium stage and the damage popping up with criticals is simply amazing! You could test it out on Bearwolf or Croky at Lion Heart Castle to get a feel of it :)

  122. DeSnowy

    Hi ayumi, regarding the drop rate increase. A few friends and I decided to try it out in empress and monster park. According to my friends who constantly goes for empress, they got more equips with above average stats and hidden pot. As for me who went for monster park, there was not much of a difference.

  123. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Glennn Chia, all of the skill build here are Tempest-Update compatible. So there won’t be any issues following this guide, except for Zen Skill Build (need some help from Zen players who has skills maxed for this) :)

  124. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Xerotic, any path will do, but recommended is Light Side since the damage is higher than Dark. This applies for 2nd, 3rd and 4th Job. But it also depends on your usage. For instance, 2nd Job Pressure Void (Dark) is so much easier to mob enemies in Haunted Mansion Scarecrow compared to Sylvan Lance (Light) even though the damage is slightly lower.

  125. Glennnn Chia

    Yay MapleSEA Luminous is gonna be the same as KMS’s so do we still follow this skill build guide?

  126. Ayumilove Post author

    Thanks DeSnowy, I have checked them out :) MapleSEA players will not have much issues with the skill build guides here since most of it are Tempest compatible, unless I missed one out :D

  127. DeSnowy

    Hi ayumi, the finalized season 2 update notes are out. Here’s the link: http://maple.asiasoftsea.com/updates/view/season_2_patch_note/#.UXeIQ0Vhic0

  128. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi DeSnowy, it seems MapleSEA has released some new changes (nerfing and buffing the adventurer skills). Is it a separate patch from MapleStory Season 2?

  129. DeSnowy

    @ayumilove I have no idea, patch notes were just released earlier today. I will be sure to tell you once I’ve tried it out.

  130. Ayumilove Post author

    Wow, thanks DeSnowy for the latest news happening in MapleSEA! SEA is getting an extreme overhaul on everything in one big patch which includes Hyper skills, Monster park revamp, Item reorganization and Increased drop rates. hmm wait a minute, drop rates increased? I wonder how much *increase* from the previous. Does anyone know?

  131. DeSnowy

    For maplesea players: Good News :D asiasoft decided to combine patches, so hyper skills would be out soon in a few days/weeks. :D for a sneak preview here’s a link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wS1nwVFv5rA&feature=youtu.be

  132. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Son, time pasts very fast. The moment you blink your eyes, the day has finally arrive :)

  133. DeSnowy

    @luminous probably in October, we don’t even have the legends return yet. Maplesea is the slowest among all the maplestories.

  134. Zach

    ACtually I really liked the KMS where if you are struggling constantly between both forms, was kinda cool. XD

  135. Ayumilove Post author

    No worries Zach :) Thanks for sharing your input! Sometimes my Luminous needs to relogin to get the benefits from either the Light/Dark Equilibrium.

  136. Zach

    actually i realized i read the skills wrong but i meant I wasnt getting 0 in Equilibrium. but its working after a relog so sorry for dbl post cant delete and all XD

  137. Zach

    Honestly I liked the KMS version of switching affinites it seems to make more sense, =// not a big fan of the spamming one type for feathers kinda thing at all =-=. but oh well and idk why but in dark mode im not getting a 0 MP cost idk if its a glitch but the tooltip syas it does that so idk

  138. Ayumilove Post author

    Thanks Em for your notice! I’ll be correcting Luminous 1st Job Skill Build :)

  139. Em

    Hello Ayumilove!! There are some mistakes in the 1st Job with the skills. There is only a Dark Affinity skill not the Light one. And you forgot to put in the skill build to max Abyssal Drop. Cya! :)

  140. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi RaikaZero, I’m just making it easier for them to understand lol. The crystal feather is in purple not gray. Actually Light Skills isn’t that powerful considering that Reflection damage decreases upon hitting the next target compared to Apocalypse that deals constant damage to multiple enemies within the vicinity.

  141. RaikaZero

    Ayumi to be exact, in Light Mode Luminous can use dark skills, but it’s not as powerful as the light skills. But currently Light skills are more powerful then Dark skills. Making it quite annoying to enter Equilibrium, also its not Grey its Purple.

  142. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Alfred Fong, Luminous is able to switch between 2 modes, either Light or Dark. When he is in Light Mode, he can only use Light Magic. When he is in Dark Mode, he can only use Dark Magic. When he switches from Light to Dark or Dark to Light, he will go into Equilibrium State or you can call it as White + Black = Gray Mode. In Gray Mode, he can spam any of his attacks without any cooldown restriction nor cost any MP only for a shortwhile. Usually players will spam their ultimate attacks such as Death Scythe (during 3rd Job) and Ender (during 4th Job). In order to switch modes, he must charge up those feather crystals by spamming his regular Light/Dark Magic. For example, if he is currently in Light Mode, all he has to do is to spam Light Magic and once he charges up fully a Light Feather Crystal, he uses it to go into Gray/Equilibrium Mode to spam ultimates. Then he will automatically change from Light to Dark. Then repeat the same process as above for Dark.

  143. Alfred Fong

    Hi I wonder what’s the differences between dark luminous and light luminous ?? Ayumilove can u pls explain more clearly? I dun seem to understand. :)

  144. DeSnowy

    @alker not really, magic guard would be useful in the eclipse and equilibrium state as dark skills would require no mana.

  145. alker

    This is terrible. Don’t max out magic guard till lvl 120+, you don’t need to waste that much mana when your have health regain from spells. Moonlight spear is a terrible ability, doing about half the dmg of Spectral light (the number listed here for spectral light is way lower than what it actually is).

  146. DeSnowy

    I’m playing Msea, and considering how slow Msea is (just had the db revamp and release of hilla expedition 4 days ago), tempest patch will probably be out late this year or early next year. I won’t be playing by then. :(

  147. Harry

    Are you Korean, American, Chinese, or Japanese? Di you speak four languages? If you do, then that’s awesome! And I like your little character next to your comment/reply.

  148. Harry

    Ayumi, I can read and understand Korean completely, because I lived in South Korea for 9 years. I’m 12 right now. Also, I have the Korean Maplestory comic book, and it says that it’s Death Side. Also played as Luminous, and the skill book said that its Death Side. Oh, by the way, Luminous is one of the Tempest Magician hero, not Legends. I think you meant Tempest.

  149. Ayumilove Post author

    Oh, direct translation? That’s strange considering the animation that has a scythe, naming it Death Scythe would be more appropriate for the skill :D

  150. Ayumilove Post author

    I’m guessing in 6 months time. MapleSEA is kinda slow compared to GMS. As we can see, GMS obtains KMS new updates such as Tempest in less than 3 months after its release. If MapleSEA were to obtain the English version of it based from GMS (after it has done its corrections on their side – such as Skill Translation, Voice over for Luminous characters, Storyline Translation), then they will get from GMS and update their server. Probably when GMS gets Xenon, MapleSEA will get Kaiser and Angelic Buster.

  151. Alex

    I skipped the tutorial, and I have both dark and light skills in 1st job, and dark and light affinity are combined. What do?

  152. Imparting96

    Hey. Avloare, just max dark and light affinity and i maxed passive magic defence along with mana well

  153. AvolareIgnis

    In the global version, there’s no difference in/choosing between light and dark version, so for the first job there’s no light affinity skill. How would you alter the sp build guide then? (Sorry if it’s a dumb question, I’m just getting back into maplestory.)

  154. Hero

    Luminous uses two-handed weapon right?So it is can strictly be scrolled with two-handed magic attack?Many people say so.Please correct me if wrong :O

  155. Inequalities

    You buy higher level orbs at the Weapon merchant in Ellinia. They have absolutely no difference in stats, unless you are going to put some potential on them, then you must get the higher level orbs. Other than that… No noticeable difference whatsoever.

  156. ryan

    hey i was wondering how you get the higher level orbs
    i’ve been stuck trying to figure out how to get the lv 100 orb for quite some time :/

  157. MudkipMao

    Hey, I was just wondering how to choose the light side because in GMS I can’t seem to be able to save the girl after Luminous destroys the forest. Thanks in advance!s

  158. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Hua,

    Thanks for the note! I’ll be doing the SP correction for the skill build guides :)

    I missed reading your message in the MapleStory Phantom Skill Build Guide section.

  159. Hua

    Hi Ayumi,

    Jett, Resistance classes, Hero classes, and Mihile that use separated SP system will now receive 5 SP for 1st, 4 SP for 2nd, 4 SP for 3rd, and 4 SP at 4th job advancements.

    That means in 2nd Job Inviolability / Blinding Pillar (gMS name) will be Lv.9 instead of Lv.5

    And for 3rd Job Shine Redemption / Ray of Redemption (gMS name) the skill level will be 4 instead of 1.

    Also the last time I told you about that there is a separate SP system for Phantoms too, you haven’t corrected your guide. Nonetheless this is a great site with useful information.

  160. Nick

    OMFG NCIE GUIDE Auymilove XD
    yeh
    just asking, if u choose light or dark, in 1st job adv. u can only use light or dark skills,then u can use bot right?
    btw all ur guides are awesoem

  161. WingedGAle

    Do we get all of the skills that you listed for each job? or do we have to pick which skills we want? like if we choose dark, we get only dark skills?

  162. Ayumilove Post author

    @Alexxxx: It is said that the orb can be potential. The cost varies depend on the shop price.

  163. Alexxxxx

    Can the orb have potential? Does it come with potential from shop? And how much does the most expensive one cost?

  164. SeekBelieve

    Hey ayumi, you may want to check this :

    Everything maxed except Shine Redemption (1/10) (121 SP 3rd Job : LV60-100)
    I just reached lvl 100 and theres a 19 Sp lag, so there should be 2 skills that cant be maxed.

  165. Ayumilove Post author

    @Kevin: I do not know when Luminous will be release to GMS. Based from my observations, KMS Content should reach USA shores within 6 months to 1 year at most.

  166. Joel

    Ayumi says on the notes you can also max Shine Redemption for party play,but that she prefers Dark Scythe because it’s a powerful skill upon activation of Equilibrium.

  167. Deity

    Excuse me, ayumilove, but don’t you think Shine Redemption is a valuable skill? I mean, it heals you AND attacks monsters at the same time.

  168. deadmau5

    Can someone please tell me or link me shining rod stats above 100 please? I been looking for months now and no searches pop up with actual stats only talk about what weapon luminous uses. Thank you.

  169. Ayumilove Post author

    @Deity:

    Usually it would take an average of 6 months for GMS (Global MapleStory) to receive KMS (Korean MapleStory) Updates/Patch for New Jobs, Revamp, Features, etc.

    Also, GMS has their own issue such as dealing with hackers, fixing bugs. All of these have to be taken place before issuing a new content update.

  170. Deity

    Hello ayumilove,
    I have a question-do you have any idea when Luminous will be released in the USA? Because I’ve been waiting for it for a YEAR now. Pls get back to me as soon as possible on this. Thank you.

  171. Zhangs

    so is the luminious using staff / wand?
    same as other magician or one special equipment?

    and I wanna to know that
    KMS highest set equipment is what level now?

    Thx =)

  172. Rennzi

    Doesn’t luminous have a diffrent skill set, for the first job if you decide to take the dark path? I’ve seen some video’s of people choosing the dark side first, with a dark skill where it drops like dark rocks?

  173. Ayumilove Post author

    hi oASTRAYo, shinning rod should be one handed like a staff/wand but this does not mean he can equip a shield because his other hand is to hold the orb (located on the shield slot) acting as the secondary weapon. The orb does not have slot for scrolling.

  174. oASTRAYo

    Just want to know the shining rod is one hand or two hand. Also for the Orb is it accessories or shield? or something els. Please let me know so I can prepare some scroll for them.

  175. Ayumilove Post author

    Yes, Luminous job is out in KMS (Korea MapleStory). However, in order to play KMS, you will need to download and install the game, you will need KSSN (KOrean Social Security Number – if you from Korea, you will have this) and the ability to read/listen/type Korean. lol. I believe there are *services* provided by leafre.net and ellinforest.com

  176. Leon

    Is the new job got out in the Korean Maple?
    by the way can someone help me to register to the korean maple and dounload the game or give me a guide?

  177. Thor

    Ummm.. Of course better than the lower leveied one.
    Although I kinda wonder what do orbs do

  178. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Night,
    Both light and dark skills are used in the same frequency. They are interchange when the orb switches from light/dark.

  179. DaNoob

    This job is like controlling a Bishop + Battle Mage… good but lack of creativity IMO

  180. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Carrie,
    Shining Rod are like Magician Staff/Wands but they are only used by Luminous. They don’t equip Shield but uses Orb instead.