Mercedes is one of MapleStory Hero Archer (Legend) born with special abilities and traits. They are Elf who are experts in wielding dual crossbows, not 2 separate crossbows like the ones used by Marksman. They are very agile, moving across large maps and multiple platforms without any hassle. Mercedes primary stat is DEX (dexterity). KMS (Korea MapleStory) released Mercedes on Jul 26 2011. GMS (Global MapleStory) released Mercedes on Dec 16 2011.
Mercedes is the ruler of the elves, who have been asleep for hundreds of years. Along with Aran and Freud, she is one of the five heroes who sealed the Black Mage. Much like Aran, Mercedes and her people were cursed by the Black Mage before he was sealed, causing the elves to fall into a long sleep. Before succumbing to the curse, Mercedes sealed the elves’ home of Elluel so that no one could enter while the curse still held sway.
During Mercedes’ tutorial, you see a fully animated video of her, Freud, and Afrien attacking the Black Mage’s stronghold, then you play through the ensuing events in the past. Upon awakening in the present, Mercedes find that she has weakened considerably and that the other elves are still sealed.
EQUIPMENT TYPE: Archer (Bowman)
MAIN WEAPON: Dual Bowguns
SUB EQUIP: Mercedes Magic Arrow (Infinite Arrows)
ATTACK DISTANCE: Ranged
PRIMARY STAT: Dexterity
Mercedes (Queen of Elf) and Freud invaded Temple of Time to defeat Black Mage but was unsuccessful. She was knocked unconscious in Leafre. During that time, a Mapler was travelling from future to Leafre of Past while tracking Arkarium. He found Mercedes lying unconscious and revived her using Essence of Arien. Mercedes awakens and spotted Freud (Evan) and Afrien (King of Onyx Dragon). Freud died as he took the curse on Afrien behalf to protect him. Afrien left behind an egg (this egg gives birth to Mir where a boy trains it and becomes the next Evan). Afrien took Mercedes back to her hometown, Elluel. Mercedes warns her citizen regarding the curse and quickly seal off Elluel from outside world to prevent Black Mage spell from infiltrating but her effort was futile. One by one, the elves were encased in ice and lastly Mercedes was frozen and put into deep sleep due to the curse placed by Black Mage. After a century passed by, Mercedes awakens from her slumber and found that her people still remained trapped in ice. She could remember her past as if it just happened yesterday. Mercedes was surprised her level dropped from 200 to 10, causing her to shout in anger. She calmed down and recap the events that happened before her, and proceed with training herself on Slimes nearby Elluel to be strong enough to venture into Maple World.
- Mercedes can only be created by selecting the Mercedes option when creating a new character.
At creation, you can change Mercedes’ gender and face.
- Mercedes is Lv.10 with her 1st job already obtained by the time the required portion of her tutorial is complete.
- Her 2nd job advancement can be made at Lv.30 through a quest.
- After making the 2nd job advancement, she automatically makes job advancements at Lv.60 and Lv.100.
- She gains 65 SP for her 1st job skills, so they all can be raised to their max level.
- Mercedes can equip Bowman type equipment, and she uses a new type of weapon called dual bowguns.
- She must have a dual bowgun equipped in order to perform most of her skills.
- Dual bowguns use magic arrows as their ammunition. These magic arrows are not consumed when used. Lv.10, 30, 60, and 100 magic arrows can be purchased in Elluel.
- Dual bowguns that are of a higher level than the beginning one are only available at the merchant found in Elluel (up to Lv.25). They can also be obtained through smithing, monster drops, and from certain events.
- Mercedes can get a unicorn mount starting at Lv.70 and can upgrade it starting at Lv.120.
- Each Mercedes character has its own individual Cash Inventory not shared with other characters.
Mercedes Beginner Job Skills
Elven Healing (Passive)
Replenishes health and magic continuously.
LV1: Recovers 5% HP and MP of Max HP and MP every 4 seconds.
Elven Blessing (Passive)
Allows teleportation to Elluel and obtain additional EXP from quest/training.
LV1: (Active) Returns to Elluel (Cooldown: 1800 sec)
LV1: (Passive) Permanently receive 10% additional EXP.
Quickly move up on ladders or ropes.
LV1: Instantly reach to the top platform [Command: Up Arrow Key + Jump]
Elven Grace (Passive)
Increases Mercedes stats and attack speed.
LV1: Permanently increase attack speed 1 level.
LV1: Movement Speed 10, Jump: 20, Charm +30
Mercedes Beginner Skill Build: Everything maxed.
All the skills above are special traits that only belongs to Mercedes.
No SP is required to be channeled into any of the skills above.
Mercedes Beginner Skills Extra Info
Elven Healing is by far the best healing passive auto recovery skill compared to all MapleStory Jobs! It heals your HP and MP while moving or idling by % , as if you are drinking mini elixir potions. While I was training my Mercedes, I did not use a single potion unless I’m fighting against boss or power-leveling by spamming skills unnecessarily.
Elven Blessing rewards bonus EXP for each defeated monster or quest completed. Grinding will be a bit less tiresome to level up. At level 70, you can select a character on the same account and to benefit from this permanent additional EXP!
Updraft is rocket-rope skill is really helpful when climbing long rope/ladder. It can take you up to the top platform within split second. I tend to forget to use it for shorter ropes.
Elven Grace speeds up your move and jump speed to reach monsters, destination and for any other occasions faster. Long distances would not feel boring unless you’re more fond with mounts.
Mercedes 1st Job Skills
Swift Dual Shot (Active)
Attack 3 enemies twice with magical arrows.
LV1: MP -8, 96% Damage
LV20: MP -14, 115% Damage
Potential Power (Passive)
Increases Mercedes movement speed and enemy dodge rate.
LV1: +2 Movement Speed, 151 Max Movement Speed Limit, +6% Avoid Rate
LV15: +30 Movement Speed, 165 Max Movement Speed Limit, +20% Avoid Rate
Glide Blast (Active)
Allows Mercedes to glide further while consuming less MP (Magic Points)
LV1: MP -28, jumps a certain distance.
LV10: MP -10, jumps a certain distance.
Sharp Aim (Passive)
Increases your success rate to deal critical damage per attack.
LV1: +2% Critical Rate
LV20: +40% Critical Rate
Mercedes 1st Job Skill Build: Everything maxed.
1. Add 1 SP into Swift Dual Shot.
2. Max Acrobatic Jump and Potential Power.
3. Max Swift Dual Shot and Sharp Aiming.
This build focuses more on mobility instead of damage as Mercedes hometown has many monsters scattered far and wide. Having Acrobatic Jump and Potential Power max early removes the hassle of walking long distances and catching prey. Next, max Swift Dual Shot and Sharp Aiming for more damage to defeat tougher enemy faster.
Mercedes 2nd Job Skills
Piercing Storm (Active)
Attacks 6 enemies 4 times with magical penetrating arrows.
LV1: MP -14, 64% Damage.
LV20: MP -24, 83% Damage.
Rising Rush (Active)
Attacks, pushes and lift up 8 enemies within your path.
Enemies lift up in air will receive extra damage from any attacks.
LV1: MP -20, 103% Push Damage, 183% Launch Damage, +3% Damage Receive in air.
LV10: MP -25, 130% Push Damage, 210% Launch Damage, +30% Damage Receive in air.
Parting Shot (Active)
[REQUIRE] LV1 Rising Rush.
A combo skill used after Rising Rush. Attack 8 enemies 4 times above you.
LV1: MP -12, 66% Damage.
LV5: MP -16, 90% Damage.
Dual Bowguns Boost (Supportive)
[REQUIRE] LV5 Dual Bowguns Mastery.
Temporarily increase Dual Bowguns attack speed by 2 levels.
LV1: MP -30, Lasts 10 sec.
LV10: MP -11, Lasts 200 sec.
Spirit Surge (Supportive)
Temporarily boost your damage and critical rate.
LV1: MP -25, +1% Damage, +1% Critical Rate, Lasts 68 sec.
LV15: MP -45, +15% Damage, +15% Critical Rate, Lasts 180 sec.
Dual Bowguns Mastery (Passive)
Increases your Dual Bowguns Mastery and accuracy.
LV1: +14% Weapon Mastery, +12 Accuracy.
LV10: +50% Weapon Mastery, +120 Accuracy.
Final Attack: Dual Bowguns (Passive)
[REQUIRE] LV3 Dual Bowguns Matery.
Performs 2 subsequent attack instantly with Dual Bowguns.
LV1: 2% Chance, 55% Damage.
LV20: 40% Chance, 75% Damage.
Physical Training (Passive)
Improves STR and DEX permanently through physical training.
LV1: +6 STR, +6 DEX
LV5: +30 STR, +30 DEX
Mercedes 2nd Job Skill Build: Everything maxed except Piercing Storm @ 16.
1. Add 1 SP into Piercing Storm and Rising Rush.
2. Max Parting Shot.
3. Max Spirit Surge followed by Physical Training and Dual Bowguns Mastery.
4. Max Rising Rush followed by Final Attack and Dual Bowguns Boost.
5. Dump remaining SP into Piercing Storm.
The key to leveling up fast is to use mob skills that attack multiple enemies. Rising Rush and Piercing Storm are good candidates, but what makes Rising Rush better is it allows you to scout forward into newer territories for more prey instead of shooting and later use Glide Blast. Rising Rush itself is made for these 2 purposes.
Don’t max Rising Rush after Parting Shot since having a weak base damage does not give much output against tougher monster. Max damage boosting skills first which are Spirit Surge, Physical Training and finally Dual Bowguns Mastery. This build differs most MapleStory players’ Mercedes guide as I have tested it and it gives better results than having Weapon Mastery maxed first.
Max Final Attack as it works with Parting Shot, or any arrow skills. This allows faster kill with Rising Rush + Parting Shot combo. Finally, dump remaining SP into Piercing Storm.
Mercedes 3rd Job Skills
Stunning Strikes (Active)
Attacks 4 enemies 4 times with a chance to stun them.
LV1: MP -20, 107% Damage, 23% Stun Chance, Stuns 2 sec.
LV20: MP -35, 126% Damage, 80% Stun Chanc, Stuns 6 sec.
Leaf Tornado (Active)
Attack 8 enemies 4 times while floating in air.
LV 1: MP -33, 97% Damage.
LV20: MP -45, 135% Damage.
Unicorn Spike (Active)
Attacks 8 enemies 5 times with critical and has a chance to debuff.
Debuff allows you and party members to deal extra damage against them.
Boss will receive double debuff effect (receive twice the damage).
LV1: MP -38, 112% Damage, 19% Debuff Rate, Cooldown 5 sec.
LV1: Receive +5% additional damage for 5 sec.
LV20: MP -62, 150% Damage, 19% Debuff Rate, Cooldown 10 sec.
LV20: Receive +10% additional damage for 15 sec.
Gust Dive (Active)
Dive from air and push 6 enemies while attacking them 3 times.
LV1: MP-30, 138% Damage.
LV20: MP -45, 195% Damage.
Aerial Barrage (Active)
A combo skill used after Rising Rush.
Attack 8 enemies 6 times above you with a chance to deal instant death.
Also passively increases Rising Rush damage (2nd Job Skill)
LV1: MP -28, 97% Damage, 1% Instant Death, +7% Rising Rush Damage.
LV5: MP -28, 105% Damage, 15% Instant Death, +15% Rising Rush Damage.
Ignis Roar (Supportive)
Temporarily increases weapon attack. Also increases dodge rate passively.
LV1: (Active) MP -40, +2 ATK, Lasts 47 sec. (Passive) +5% Avoid.
LV20: (Active) MP -60, +40 ATK, Lasts 180 sec. (Passive) +20% Avoid.
Water Shield (Supportive)
Shield absorbs a portion of damage before reducing health.
Increases resistance against abnormal status and all elemental attacks.
LV1: MP -60, Absorbs 11% damage and +6% resistance. Lasts 104 sec.
LV20: MP -100, Absorbs 30% damage and +25% resistance. Lasts 180 sec
Elemental Knights (Supportive)
Summons a random elemental spirit to aid you in battle.
LV1: MP -132, 1 Summoned lasts 65 sec, Cooldown 196 sec.
Ice Spirit (360% Damage, 14% Freeze Rate, Freeze 3 sec)
Fire Spirit (360% Damage, 53% flame damage/sec for 3 sec)
Shadow Spirit (397% Damage)
LV20: MP -60, 1 Summoned lasts 160 sec, Cooldown 120 sec.
Ice Spirit (550% Damage, 90% Freeze Rate, Freeze 5 sec)
Fire Spirit (550% Damage, 110% flame damage/sec for 3 sec)
Shadow Spirit (625% Damage)
Mercedes 3rd Job Skill Build: Everything maxed except Gust Dive @ 16.
1. Add 1 SP into Leaf Tornado, Gust Dive and Aerial Barrage.
2. Max Ignis Lore followed by Leaf Tornado and Aerial Barrage.
3. Max Stunning Strike followed by Water Shield and Elemental Knight.
4. Max Unicorn Spike and dump remaining SP into Gust Dive.
Leaf Tornado and Aerial Barrage are 2 great Mercedes skill for fast leveling. This depends on player training spot preferences. If you plan to train on long horizontal platform, max Aerial Barrage first. Otherwise, max Leaf Tornado. I used Leaf Tornado in Jesters Training Map as it has many close platforms where Aerial Barrage is very ineffective.
Before maxing either one of them, proceed with maxing Ignis Lore first for an incredible additional damage. Stunning Strike can switch queue with Water Elemental and Elemental Knight if you don’t frequently shoot much. Unicorn Spike is good for bossing or very tough monsters but it isn’t spammable.
Mercedes 4th Job Skills
Ishtar’s Ring (Active)
Attacks enemy twice per magical arrow shot.
Also passively increases Stunning Strike damage (3rd Job Skill).
LV1: MP -8, 81% Damage, +7% Stunning Strikes Damage.
LV30: MP -10, 110% Damage, +25% Stunning Strikes Damage.
Spikes Royale (Active)
Attack 12 enemies twice with critical and reduces defense for a period.
Also passively increases Leaf Tornado Damage (3rd Job Skill).
LV1: MP -40. 458% Damage, -1% Enemy DEF for 5 sec, Cooldown: 10 sec
LV1: +11% Leaf Tornado Damage.
LV20: MP -60. 572% Damage, -20% Enemy DEF for 5 sec, Cooldown: 5 sec
LV20: +30% Leaf Tornado Damage.
Lightning Edge (Active)
Dash forward and attack 8 enemies times in your path.
LV1: MP -54, 290% Damage, Cooldown: 10 sec.
LV30: MP -74, Damage: 435%, Cooldown: 5 sec.
Rolling Moonsault (Active)
A combo skill used after Rising Rush. Attack 8 enemies 6 times.
Also passively increases Rising Rush Damage (2nd Job Skill).
LV1: MP -54, 152% Damage, +12% Rising Rush Damage.
LV20: MP -70, 190% Damage, +50% Rising Rush Damage.
Ancient Warding (Supportive)
Temporarily increases damage and max health.
Also passively increases Ignis Roar avoid rate (3rd Job SkilL).
LV1: MP -45, +1% Damage, HP: +50 for 65 sec, +6% Ignis Avoid.
LV30: MP -80, +30% Damage, HP: +1500, for 210 sec, +20% Ignis Avoid.
Dual Bowguns Expert (Passive)
Increases Dual Bowguns Mastery, Weapon Attack, and Minimum Critical Damage.
LV1: +56% Mastery, +1 Weapon ATK, +1% Minimum Critical Damage.
LV30: +70% Mastery, +30 Weapon ATK, +15% Minimum Critical Damage.
Defense Break (Passive)
Grants a chance to ignore all enemy DEF including boss.
LV1: 2% ignore rate.
LV20: 40% ignore rate.
Advanced Final Attack (Passive)
Permanently increases Weapon Attack and Accuracy.
Increases Final Attack damage and activation rate.
LV1: +6 Weapon ATK, +1% Accuracy.
LV1: 41% chance of activating 76% damage Final Attack.
LV30: +20 Weapon ATK, +10% Accuracy.
LV30: 70% chance of activating 105% damage Final Attack.
Maple Warrior (Supportive)
Increases all players’ stats within a team by a certain percentage.
Level 1: MP -10, +1% All Stats for 30 sec
Level 30: MP -70, +15% All Stats for 900 sec
Hero’s Will (Active)
Remove some abnormal effects from you.
Level 1: MP-30, Cooldown: 600 sec
Level 5: MP -30, Cooldown: 360 sec
Mercedes 4th Job Skill Build: Everything maxed.
1. Add 1 SP into Ishtar’s Ring, Rolling Moonsault and Spikes Royale.
2. Max Dual Bowguns Expert, Ancient Warding and Rolling Moonsault.
3. Max Advanced Final Attack, Defense Break and Ishtar’s Ring.
4. Max Maple Warrior, Spike Royale and Lightning Edge.
5. Dump remaining SP into Hero’s Will.
Damage boosting skills such as Dual Bowguns Expert and Ancient Warding are maxed early to boost all offensive skills damage output. Before maxing them, add at least 1 SP into 4th Job Offensive skills to allow easier training, since they do much more damage compared to max 3rd job skill.
Mercedes Hyper Skills
Ishtar’s Ring – Reinforce (Level 143) +20% Damage.
Ishtar’s Ring – Range Up (Level 162) +50 Range.
Ishtar’s Ring – Temper Link (Level 183) +30% Damage for Stunning Strikes.
Spikes Royale – Reinforce (Level 155) +20% Damage.
Spikes Royale – Armorbreak (Level 177) -20% Enemy Defense.
Spikes Royale – Temper Link (Level 195) +30% Damage for Leaf Tornado.
Water Shield – Reinforce (Level 149) +10% Damage Absorption.
Water Shield – Immunity Enhance 1 (Level 168) +10% Abnormal Status Resistance.
Water Shield – Immunity Enhance 2 (Level 189) +10% Elemental Resistance +10%.
Elvish Blessing (Level 150)
Uses the blessings of the greatest Elvish minds to enhance Stance status and dramatically increase ATT. MP Cost: 300, Duration: 30 sec, ATT: +80, Power Stance: x%. Cooldown: 90 sec
Wrath of Enreal (Level 170)
Unleash Enreal’s fury on enemies. MP Cost: 200, Max Enemies Hit: 10, Damage: 300%, Number of Attacks: 10. Cooldown: 8 sec, Max Damage: 3000000
Heroic Memories (Level 200)
Recalls the oath of the Maple Heroes to Maple Heroes to increase damage and max damage cap. MP Cost: 100, Duration: 60 sec, Damage: +10%, Max Damage: +50000. Cooldown: 120 sec. Only applies to hero classes within the party
MAPLESTORY OLD TO NEW OFFICIAL SKILL NAMES
Mercedes Hyper Skills
Ishtar’s Ring – Reinforce / Ishtar’s Ring – Reinforce (SAME)
Ishtar’s Ring – Add Range / Ishtar’s Ring – Range Up
Ishtar’s Ring – Linked Reinforce / Ishtar’s Ring – Temper Link
Legendary Spear – Reinforce / Spikes Royale – Reinforce
Legendary Spear – Reduce Armor / Spikes Royale – Armorbreak
Legendary Spear – Linked Reinforce / Spikes Royale – Temper Link
Water Shield – Reinforce / Water Shield – Reinforce (SAME)
Water Shield – Immunity Enhance 1 / Water Shield – Immunity Enhance 1 (SAME)
Water Shield – Immunity Enhance 2 / Water Shield – Immunity Enhance 2 (SAME)
Elven Blessing / Elvish Blessing
Wrath of Enlil / Wrath of Enreal
Hero’s Oath / Heroic Memories
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