MapleStory Night Lord Skill Build Guide

MapleStory Thief Assassin Hermit Night Lord Thief can advanced as a Shadower or Night Lord. This specific job route is determined when you reach Level 30. For this job, you will undergo as Assassin (2nd Job Advancement), Hermit (3rd Job Advancement) and Night Lord (4th Job Advancement). Night Lord are users of Claws & Shurikens/Ninja stars. The are alike Bowmen in a sense that they need a supply of ammunition. Unlike Bowmen, Assasins have a variety of different kinds of ammo which don’t often from most foes but some can still be bought. This can be somewhat a hassle since they need to upgrade both Claw and Throwing Star to deal their maximum damage. Some throwing-star have higher damage and can be used at lower level, allowing them to deal higher damage than most jobs within their level range. They are also the most common job in MapleStory. Assassins are the opposite of Bandits where most of their primary skill focuses on 1 target but inflicting heavier damage which is great for boss raids.

Thief Overview

CLASS: Adventurer/Explorer
EQUIPMENT TYPE: Thief
PRIMARY WEAPON: Claw, Throwing Strs
SECONDARY WEAPON: Charm
PRIMARY STAT: Luck (LUK)
LINK SKILL: None
CHARACTER CARD: Jump +2/3/4/5%
JOB SKILLS: I: RogueII: AssassinIII: HermitIV: Night LordHyper SkillsV: Night Lord

Night Lord Changelog

GMS v.179 – MapleStory V 5th Job (2016-12-15)
GMS v.178 – Limitless (2016-11-29)
GMS v.177 – Strange Secret Stories (2016-10-19)
GMS v.174 – Heroes of Maple: Reborn (2016-06-22)
GMS v.172 – Maple’s Eleven (2016-04-21)
GMS v.168 – Reboot (2015-12-02)
GMS v.163 – FIREPOWER Updates (2015-06-30)
GMS v.143 – RED First Impact (2013-11-30)
MapleStory Thief Skill Build Guide V1

Night Lord Pros and Cons

Pros

  • *Share your pros on this job!*
  • Strong 1v1 attack
  • Flashy Specialized Skill (Kind of like Soul Seeker)
  • Long horizontal and high vertical mobbing skill at 4th job.
  • High mobility with double flash jump and 160% max speed
  • Super HIGH Dodge rate
  • Extra 30% Experience with Showdown! (Half effect on boss/party training monsters)
  • With Frailty Curse, monsters -30% Att and Def (damage received decrease and damage increase)
  • 65% Base Critical rate and high min/max critical damage
  • DOT skill (Damage Over Time)
  • 55% base critical rate
  • Extra 10% exp and drop rate (half for bosses) can be boosted to 20%

Cons

  • *Share your cons on this job!*
  • Require high funding to reveal the full potential of Night Lord
  • Equipment are expensive in Extalia Market
  • Have to carry Throwing Stars along for whole life.
  • Low HP (A guide on how to increase your max HP will be discussed)
  • Less/Unhelpful supportive party buff (Haste and MW)
  • Party buffs is lacking, only MW, haste, and frailty curse (you have to spend hyper points to make it affect bosses)

MapleStory Night Lord Video

Ayumilove MapleStory Night Lord 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th Job Skills + Hyper Skills (2016)

Thief 1st Job Skills

Please refer to Thief 1st Job Skill Build Guide as it is shared by Shadower and Night Lord.

Assassin – Thief 2nd Job Skills

Claw Mastery
Increases the weapon mastery and accuracy of Throwing Stars, and enhances the max number of charges.
Level 1: Claw Master: +14%, Accuracy: +12, Throwing Stars: +20
Level 10: Claw Master: +50%, Accuracy: +120, Throwing Stars: +200

Physical Training
Permanently improves LUK and DEX through sheer physical training.
Level 1: Permanently increases LUK by 6 and DEX by 6
Level 5: Permanently increases LUK by 30 and DEX by 30

Claw Booster
Required Skill: Claw Mastery (5)
Increase the attack speed of your weapon by 2 levels. Must have a Claw equipped.
Level 1: MP Cost: 29, Duration: 20 sec
Level 10: MP Cost: 11, Duration: 200 sec

Critical Throw
Required Skill: Claw Mastery (3)
Increases Critical Rate and Critical Damage.
Level 1: Critical Rate: 5%, Critical Damage: 3%
Level 30: Critical Rate: 50%, Critical Damage: 8%

Shuriken Burst
Throws an exploding shuriken to damage the target and nearby enemies.
Level 1: MP Cost: 12 and 2 throwing stars, Damage: 216%, Max Enemies Hit: 6
Level 20: MP Cost: 18 and 2 throwing stars, Damage: 330%, Max Enemies Hit: 6

Gust Charm
Solidifies the wind to damage and knock back enemies.
Level 1: MP Cost: 15 and 2 throwing stars, Damage: 205%, Max Enemies Hit: 6, Knockback Range: 350
Level 20: MP Cost: 21 and 2 throwing stars, Damage: 281%, Max Enemies Hit: 6, Knockback Range: 350

Assassin’s Mark
While attacking with this skill, you have a chance to leave an assassin’s mark on the enemy. The next attack on a marked enemy will cause throwing stars to form on that enemy and attack other enemies nearby. Throwing stars that hit enemies with attack reflection will not damage you.
Can be toggled On/Off
Level 1: Grants a 40% chance to leave a mark on attack. Attacking again will produce 2 Throwing Stars to deal 30% + 1% damage of player’s level.

Assassin Thief 2nd Job Skill Build: Everything maxed except Gust Charm.
0. Assassin’s Mark (auto-max)
1. Shuriken Burst, Gust Charm (1)
2. Physical Training (MAX)
3. Claw Mastery (5)
4. Claw Booster (3)
5. Critical Throw (MAX)
6. Claw Booster (MAX)
7. Claw Mastery (MAX)
8. Shuriken Burst (MAX)
9. Gust Charm (19/20)

Explanation:
Assassin primary attacking skill will be Shuriken Burst. Gust Charm has very long delay after its being used, therefore resuming with another of its attack or comboing with a different skill is not efficient. Therefore, Gust Charm can remain unmaxed.

Hermit – Thief 3rd Job Skills

Shadow Partner
A shadow partner that mimics the summoner appears. It does not have its own HP and disappears after a fixed period of time.
Level 1: MP Cost: 40, Damage: 13%, Duration: 60 sec
Level 20: MP Cost: 64, Damage: 70%, Duration: 180 sec

Dark Flare
Temporarily summons the Dark Lord’s throwing star. Party members nearby will reflect enemy damage. Cannot reflect more than half of the enemy’s Max HP.
Level 1: MP Cost: 64, Duration: 24 sec, Inflicts 208% for the duration, Reflects 400% enemy damage when hit within the zone, Cooldown: 240 sec
Level 10: MP Cost: 100, Duration: 60 sec, Inflicts 280% for the duration, Reflects 1300% enemy damage when hit within the zone, Cooldown: 60 sec

Venom
Poison is permanently applied to your Claw, giving all your attacks the chance to Poison enemies. The Poison is not stackable, and the enemy’s HP cannot drop below 1.
Level 1: Poison Chance: 12%, 54% damage every 1 sec for 3 sec
Level 10: Poison Chance: 30%, 90% damage every 1 sec for 6 sec

Enveloping Darkness
Cover yourself with darkness, increasing Max HP, Abnormal Status Resistance, and Elemental Resistance are permanently.
Level 1: MaxHP: +2%, Abnormal Status Resistance: +3%, Elemental Resistance: +3%
Level 10: MaxHP: +20%, Abnormal Status Resistance: +30%, Elemental Resistance: +30%

Triple Throw
Throw 3 throwing stars simultaneously.
Level 1: MP Cost: 8, Damage: 214%, Number of Attacks: 3
Level 20: MP Cost: 20, Damage: 290%, Number of Attacks: 3

Shade Splitter
Spews out shadow clones that hurl throwing stars at enemies in front of you.
Level 1: MP Cost: 25 and 3 throwing stars, Damage: 137%, Number of Attacks: 3, Max Enemies Hit: 8
Level 20: MP Cost: 30 and 3 throwing stars, Damage: 213%, Number of Attacks: 3, Max Enemies Hit: 8

Shadow Web
Creates a web of shadow around you that can tangle up to 6 monsters. Once tangled, the monsters will be unable to move and take continuous damage.
Level 1: MP Cost: 10, Duration: 5, Bind Chance: 44%, Damage: 114%, Damage Over Time: 64% per second
Level 10: MP Cost: 25, Duration: 8, Bind Chance: 80%, Damage: 150%, Damage Over Time: 100% per second

Alchemic Adrenaline
Increases the effect of recovery items like potions. Percentage-based recovery items like Elixirs do not count. Also increases Min/Max Critical Damage.
Level 1: Recovery Amount: +116% Min/Max Critical Damage Amount: +1%
Level 10: Recovery Amount: +170% Min/Max Critical Damage Amount: +10%

Expert Throwing Star Handling
Required Skill: Shadow Stars (5)
Increases total damage. Grants an additional chance to cast without consuming throwing stars or MP, and a chance to recharge 1 throwing star. (Will not generate more than the maximum throwing star limit.) When Expert Throwing Star Handling is activated, the next attack will always be a Critical Attack. (Critical is applied for Spirit of the Star, but throwing stars will not be recharged.)
Level 1: Damage Increase: 7%, Recharge Chance: 2%
Level 10: Damage Increase: 25%, Recharge Chance: 20%

Shadow Stars
Upon unleashing the spirit of the star, you will be able to throw as many stars as you want without consuming any in your inventory for a short amount of time.
Level 1: MP Cost: 6 and 190 throwing stars, Duration: 108 sec
Level 10: MP Cost: 16 and 100 throwing stars, Duration: 180 sec

Hermit Thief 3rd Job Skill Build: Everything maxed except Triple Throw.
1. Shade Splitter, Shadow Partner, Triple Throw (1)
2. Shadow Stars (MAX)
3. Shadow Partner (MAX)
4. Expert Throwing Star Handling (MAX)
5. Shade Splitter (MAX)
6. Venom (MAX)
7. Alchemic Adrenaline (MAX)
9. Dark Flare (MAX)
10. Enveloping Darkness (MAX)
11. Shadow Web (MAX)
12. Triple Throw (14/20)

Explanation:
Hermit primary attacking skill will be Shade Splitter for mobbing while Triple Throw for bossing (1 vs 1). Shade Splitter skill hits multiple mobs and has a long attacking range. Paired this skill with Shadow Partner and Venom makes leveling super fast especially in tight mob areas such as Evolution Lab. Triple Throw (3rd Job Skill) is not a required skill to max Quad Star (4th Job Skill), therefore, you can max Shadow Web. Plus, you will not be using Triple Throw for training, so this can be left unmaxed.

Night Lord – Thief 4th Job Skills

Maple Warrior
Increases the stats of all party members. Mastery Book is required to master the skill to level 30.
Level 1: MP Cost: 10, All Stats: +1%, Duration: 30 sec
Level 30: MP Cost: 70, All Stats: +15%, Duration: 900 sec

Hero’s Will
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

Shadow Shifter
Grants a chance to summon a wooden doll to take damage in your place.
Level 1: Additional Avoidability Chance: 16%
Level 30: Additional Avoidability Chance: 45%

Sudden Raid
Calls in a horde of friends to set the stage on fire.
Level 1: MP Cost: 290, Damage: 715%, Max Enemies Hit: 15, Number of Attacks: 3, Damage Over Time: 94% damage every 1 sec for 5 sec, Cooldown: 60 sec
Level 30: MP Cost: 290, Damage: 1150%, Max Enemies Hit: 15, Number of Attacks: 3, Damage Over Time: 210% damage every 1 sec for 10 sec, Cooldown: 30 sec

Night Lord’s Mark
Further enhances the Assassin’s Mark, increasing the chance, damage and number of throwing stars that shoot out.
Level 1: Leave a mark on attack at 42% chance. Attacking again will produce 3 Throwing Stars to deal 33% + 1% damage of player’s level.
Level 10: Leave a mark on attack at 60% chance. Attacking again will produce 4 Throwing Stars to deal 60% + 1% damage of player’s level.

Claw Expert
Required Skill: Claw Mastery (MAX)
Increases Claw Mastery, Weapon Attack, and Max Critical Damage.
Level 1: Claw Mastery: +56%, Weapon ATT: +1, Max Critical Damage: +1%
Level 30: Claw Mastery: +70%, Weapon ATT: +30, Max Critical Damage: +15%

Toxic Venom
Required Skill: Venom (MAX)
Increases Venom’s poison chance and permanently increases poison damage.
Level 1: Poison Chance: 32%, 115% damage every 1 sec for 8 sec, Can be stacked 2 times
Level 10: Poison Chance: 50%, 160% damage every 1 sec for 8 sec, Can be stacked 3 times

Showdown
Required Skill: Shadow Shifter (10)
Attacks up to 6 enemies and provokes them, making them untouchable. Provoked enemies grant more EXP and items. Bosses suffer half of the effect.
Level 1: MP 20, Consumed Star: 3, Provoke up to 6 enemies with 447% by attacking 2 times. Provoked enemy becomes untouchable. For 70 sec, acquiring EXP and Item Drop Rate increases by 11%. Half of the effect for bosses.
Level 20: MP 40, Consumed Star: 3, Provoke up to 6 enemies with 618% by attacking 2 times. Provoked enemy becomes untouchable. For 120 sec, acquiring EXP and Item Drop Rate increases by 30%. Half of the effect for bosses.

Quad Star (Active)
Masterfully unleash four throwing stars.
Level 1: MP Cost: 11, Damage: 262%, Number of Attacks: 4
Level 30: MP Cost: 26, Damage: 378%, Number of Attacks: 4

Dark Harmony (Passive)
Become one with the darkenss to deal more damage.
Level 1: Attack Power: +11, Monster DEF Ignored: +1%
Level 30: Attack Power: +40, Monster DEF Ignored: +30%

Frailty Curse (Element: Fire)
Summons a barrier around you. Decreases the Attack Power, Movement Speed, and Defense of enemies that step into the barrier. Also allows you to deal more damage to boss monsters.
Level 1: MP Cost: 11, lasts for 11 sec. Attack Power and Defense reduced by 1%, Movement Speed by -31. Passive Effect: Increases Boss Attack Damage by 1%
Level 30: MP Cost: 41, lasts for 40 sec. Attack Power and Defense reduced by 30%, Movement Speed by -60. Passive Effect: Increases Boss Attack Damage by 10%

Night Lord Skill Build: Everything maxed.
1. Quad Star, Toxic Venom, Claw Expert, Dark Harmony (1)
2. Shadow Shifter (10)
3. Showdown (1)
4. Night Lord’s Mark (MAX)
5. Claw Expert (MAX)
6. Showdown (MAX)
7. Dark Harmony (MAX)
8. Toxic Venom (MAX)
9. Shadow Shifter (MAX)
10. Maple Warrior (MAX)
11. Frailty Curse (MAX)
12. Quad Star (MAX)
13. Sudden Raid (MAX)
14. Hero’s Will (MAX)

Explanation:
Add 1 SP (Skill Point) to unlock Quad Star, Toxic Venom, Claw Expert and Dark Harmony as they provide a large boost in stats/buff at Level 1. Get Shadow Shifter at Level 10 to unlock Showdown. The combinations of Night Lord’s Mark with showdown is overpowering during training. Therefore, max Night Lord Mark after adding 1 SP into Showdown.

Night Lord Hyper Skills

Quad Star – Reinforce
Required Level: 195
Increases Quad Star’s damage. Damage: +20%

Quad Star – Boss Rush
Required Level: 177
Adds Boss Damage to Quad Star. Boss Damage: 20%

Quad Star – Extra Strike
Required Level: 155
Increases Quad Star’s number of hits. Number of Hits: +1

Frailty Curse – Enhance
Required Level: 168
Increases Frailty Curse’s attack, and defense reductions. Reductions: +10%

Frailty Curse – Slow
Required Level: 189
Increases Frailty Curse’s slow effect. Slow: +10%

Frailty Curse – Boss Rush
Required Level: 149
Enables Frailty Curse’s effect on bosses.

Showdown – Reinforce
Required Level: 183
Increases Showdown’s damage. Damage: +20%

Showdown – Spread
Required Level: 162
Increases Showdown’s max enemies hit. Max Enemies Hit: +2

Showdown – Enhance
Required Level: 143
Increases Showdown’s EXP and Item Drop Rate. EXP and Item Drop Rate: +10%

Bleed Dart
Required Level: 150
Coat your weapon with a toxin that causes profuse bleeding, increasing your weapon attack while dealing damage over time to enemies.
Level 1: MP Cost: 200, Duration: 90 sec, Attack Power: +30, at 100% chance, the bleeding effect that deals 1000% damage every second will be applied for 8 sec. Cooldown: 90 sec.

Death Star
Required Level: 170
Summon a giant shuriken that spins throwing smaller stars in every direction. MP Cost: 300, Damage: 358%, Number of Hits: 7, Max Enemies Hit: 8 – Cooldown Time: 14 sec

Epic Adventure
Required Level: 200
A power only available to Adventurers who have explored the Maple World that increases your damage and maximum damage. MP Cost: 100, Duration: 60 sec, Damage: +10%, Max Damage: +5,000,000 – Cooldown Time: 120 sec

Night Lord Hyper Skill Build Guide: (Bossing)
1. Level 143 Showdown – Enhance
2. Level 150 Bleed Dart (ACTIVE)
3. Level 155 Quad Star – Extra Strike
4. Level 162 Showdown – Spread
5. Level 170 Death Star (ACTIVE)
6. Level 177 Quad Star – Boss Rush
7. Level 195 Quad Star – Reinforce
8. Level 200 Epic Adventure (ACTIVE)

Night Lord Hyper Skill Build Guide: (Farming/Leveling)
1. Level 143 Showdown – Enhance
2. Level 150 Death Star (ACTIVE)
3. Level 155 Quad Throw – Extra Strike
4. Level 162 Showdown – Spread
5. Level 170 Bleed Dart (ACTIVE)
6. Level 183 Showdown – Reinforce
7. Level 195 Quad Star – Reinforce
8. Level 200 Epic Adventure (ACTIVE)

Explanation:
Check this Hyper Stats Guide for more details!

Night Lord 5th Job Skills

Please refer to MapleStory 5th Job Skills Guide for more details on Skill Cores, Special Cores and Enhancement Cores!

Night Lord Skill Cores

Storm of Stars | Spread Throw
Throws daggers in all directions for a set period. Doesn’t affect Shadow Partner.
Level 1: Consumes 1000 MP and casts the Throw skills at once in all directions for 31 sec. Lucky Seven, Triple Throw: Adds 4 direction. Quad Star: 3 direction. Cooldown: 180 sec.
Level 25: Consumes 1000 MP and casts the Throw skills at once in all directions for 55 sec. Lucky Seven, Triple Throw: Adds 4 direction. Quad Star: 3 direction. Cooldown: 180 sec.

Throwing Star
Throw a giant star that was said to have been used by ancient thieves. If the throwing star attacks enemies using Damage Reflect, you will not take damage. Throwing Star’s chance of activating Mark of Assassin is decreased.
Level 1: Consumes 800 MP. Throw a giant throwing star that deals 208% damage 2 times on up to 6 enemies continuously. After the throwing star has moved a certain distance, it will stay in place for 2 seconds and then disappear. Throwing Star’s chance to activate Mark of Assassin is 20% of its regular rate. Cooldown: 25 seconds.
Level 25: Consumes 800 MP. Throw a giant throwing star that deals 400% damage 2 times on up to 6 enemies continuously. After the throwing star has moved a certain distance, it will stay in place for 2 seconds and then disappear. Throwing Star’s chance to activate Mark of Assassin is 20% of its regular rate. Cooldown: 25 seconds.

Night Lord Enhancement Cores

  • Shuriken Burst (4% per level)
  • Wind Talisman (4% per level)
  • Mark of Assassin (2% per level)
  • Shadow Web (3% per level)
  • Dark Flare (3% per level)
  • Triple Throw (3% per level) [does not receive +1 monsters hit]
  • Shade Split (3% per level)
  • Quadruple Throw (2% per level) [does not receive +1 monsters hit]
  • Sudden Raid (2% per level)
  • Showdown Challenge (2% per level)
  • Four Seasons (2% per level)

Night Lord V-Matrix Skills Guide

Main V Skill: Spread Throw
Trio #1: Quad Throw / Assassin’s Mark / Showdown
Trio #2: Dark Flare / Death Star / Sudden Raid
Note: Bolded = essential skill | Non-bolded = non-essential skill.

MapleStory Old to New Official Skill Names

Night Lord 2nd Job Skills

  • Mark of Assassin → Assassin’s Mark
  • Wind Talisman → Gust Charm

Night Lord 3rd Job Skills

  • Shade Split → Shade Splitter
  • Expert Star Handling → Expert Throwing Star Handling
  • Radical Darkness → Enveloping Darkness
  • Adrenaline → Alchemic Adrenaline

Night Lord 4th Job Skills

  • Quadruple Throw → Quad Star
  • Showdown Challenge → Showdown
  • Mark of Night Lord → Night Lord’s Mark
  • Fatal Venom → Toxic Venom
  • Star Expert → Claw Expert
  • Dark Serenity → Dark Harmony
  • Purge Area → Frailty Curse

Night Lord Hyper Skills

  • Showdown Challenge – Reinforce → Showdown – Reinforce
  • Showdown Challenge – Extra Target → Showdown – Spread
  • Showdown Challenge – Enhance → Showdown – Enhance
  • Purge Area – Enhance → Frailty Curse – Enhance
  • Purge Area – Slow → Frailty Curse – Slow
  • Purge Area – Boss Killer → Frailty Curse – Boss Rush
  • Quadruple Throw – Reinforce → Quad Star – Reinforce
  • Quadruple Throw – Boss Killer → Quad Star – Boss Rush
  • Quadruple Throw – Bonus Attack → Quad Star – Extra Strike
  • Bleeding Toxin → Bleed Dart
  • Four Seasons → Death Star
  • Epic Adventure → (SAME)

Night Lord 5th Job Skills (GMS | MSEA)

  • Spread Throw → Storm of Stars | Spread Throw
  • Throwing Star → ???

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127 thoughts on “MapleStory Night Lord Skill Build Guide

  1. YoruKami

    Suggestions where to obtain ‘throwing stars’, I seem to have troubles finding a decent one… Drop rate is too low ;—;

  2. Ayumilove Post author

    @Erikuzuma: Thanks for your feedback! I have updated Night Lord Hyper Skills Level requirement. If the level requirements are incorrect, do post a comment below of the level requirement of the skills so I can perform the update more quickly.

  3. Woots77

    Whoa, you actually replied! Thank you so much Ayumi!

    Alright! I guess I’ll be making a Nightlord then. They look so awesome throwing ninja stars! :DD

  4. Ayumilove Post author

    @Woots77: I recommend to play the class you find most enjoyment. Funding can come later by selling equipment dropped from monster/bosses in free market for some meso to fund for better gear.

  5. Erikuzuma

    Hello Ayumilove,

    I think you got the lvs of the Hyper skills in the wrong order. My Night Lord is only lv 159 and already has Quad Star – Extra Strike available. I checked he lv requirements for the rest of the skills and several of them are wrong. Just letting you know so you can fix it.

  6. Woots77

    Hello! I’m a newbie and I am really interested in making a Nightlord. Will this class be good even If
    I am unfunded? As in I’ll probably be only wearing the equipment I get from mobs/monsters. >.<

  7. Fatalyz

    Tooltip in MSGlobal for showdown is 10% exp/drop rate.

    Also why do you not use frailty curse Boss rush for the boss build?

  8. SuBi

    @DarknessINC can you specify which boss doesn’t affect by Fraility Curse? It seems like it affects all bosses for me here in MapleSEA server. And that 30% ignore defense is very useful against end game bosses. hmmmm. It is an AOE ignore def skill w/o cooldown and no cast time (you can use it again whenever the boss goes out of it, unlike Kinesis’s, it is a very good skill in my opinion.

  9. Ayumilove Post author

    @DarknessINC: I have updated both Night Lord bossing and farming 4th job builds for better optimization!

  10. DarknessINC

    @Ayumilove I think it applies to both. Instead of Frailty Curse, for the bossing version I would take Showdown – Spread and for the farming version I would take Quad Throw – Reinforce.

    Frailty curse is just so useless right now and not taking that hyper allows u to free up a hotkey space too (I find that nightlords have alot of useful skills and run out of hotkey space pretty quickly)

  11. Ayumilove Post author

    @DarknessINC: Thanks for your feedback! There are 2 Night Lord builds which you can choose above. One is for bossing and the other primarily for farming. May I know which 4th job build are you referring to so I can update the build according to your experiences with bossing and clearing?

  12. Ayumilove Post author

    @AughMint: Thanks for sharing your pros and cons. I have added it to the guide above.

  13. DarknessINC

    I would like to make a suggestion to change the recommended hyper skills for NL. I have been maining a NL for a while now and I find that Frailty Curse – Enhance is pretty useless. The effect it has on bosses seems negligible and it doesn’t even work on most of the bosses. Plus when it does work, late game bosses move around a lot and will probably move out of its range pretty quickly.

    I find that Showdown – Spread is a much better alternative as it improves the NL’s AOE clear ability a lot.

  14. Charles

    You made mention of a guide to increase max hp after listing it as a con. I do not see any mention of it anywhere?

  15. Anon

    You forgot the Assassin’s Mark skill.

  16. AughMint

    Update to pros and cons:
    Pros
    55% base crit rate
    extra 10% exp and drop rate (half for bosses) can be boosted to 20%
    Cons
    Party buffs is lacking, only MW, haste, and frailty curse (you have to spend hyper points to make it affect bosses)

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  18. SuBi

    @Ayumi
    Showdown only has 10% bonus exp and drop rate now.
    @JWEN
    It is weird in MapleSEA. Spread Throw seems like do not hit all four lines of stars to a single boss, while in KMS all lines of stars hit the boss. You can’t see the most bottom line of stars shooting at nothing when bossing, if you see people playing NL in KMS. While in MapleSEA, you can see the most top and bottom lines of stars hitting nothing.

  19. Noblesse

    Does the Nightlord have any other skills that they can get on their 4th job advancement? I came back after about 5 years and things such as Ninja Ambush is gone. I know you can get the vampire skill from Ekhart, but are there any more skills I can attain before the hyper skills?

  20. JWEN

    Is nightlord get nerf? his 5th job skill now cannot all star hit on boss? n is it he still top dps among the all 5th job in maple?

  21. TakuyaYana

    Showdown’s exp and drop rate have been nerfed to 10 % at lv 20.

  22. Keke

    Hi ayumi,

    Is it basic cri rate for NL 55% ? Base 5%, critical throw 50%. thanks.

  23. Jasberg

    Hi ayumilove, may I know how NL get 65% critical rate basic. My NL only 58%, 165lvl. For NL, is it cri rate more important than cri dmg? Because my damage range gap quite far. 300k without cri, 1.4m with cri. so better I go for 100% cri rate?

  24. Ayumilove Post author

    @Jadeh: Night Lord 4th Job Skill “Showdown” has a max level of 20. Therefore, this skill only requires Mastery Book of 20 instead of both 20 and 30.

  25. Jadeh

    Hi Ayumilove,

    I haven’t been playing for a while and just wanted to check on the showdown skill.

    Currently is the max level for showdown 20? Because I remember it to be 30 but the mastery books in stores cannot seem to upgrade it. Thanks in advance!

  26. Ayumilove Post author

    @Jolly: Kindly refer to the Hyper Stat guide at http://ayumilove.net/maplestory-character-card-system-guide/ for more information. The guide has a table displaying Level 200 and Level 250 Hyper stats goal. It’s applicable to most jobs as it focuses primarily on improving player’s damage.

  27. Jolly

    Hey Ayumilove, I just made a night lord for reboot using burning, I was having trouble with the hyper ability stats and what you add them on. You did however go through skills, but it’s the ability stats that confuse me, Please let me know which ones to add into and max :D

  28. Ayumilove Post author

    @Yang: To increase of Night Lord quickly, create 3 decks of cards where each card should be S ranking. From there, you can easily gain 700 HP per deck (+2100 HP for 3 decks of S rank cards). For more information regarding the cards, please visit http://ayumilove.net/maplestory-character-card-system-guide/ – You can choose the cards that suits your needs :)

  29. Ayumilove Post author

    @Tear: I would recommend mastery books based on the priority set in the 4th job skill build guide.

  30. Ayumilove Post author

    @SuBi: Thanks for the update! I have amended Night Lord Hyper Skill “Bleed Dart” skill buff duration from 30 seconds to 90 seconds.

  31. SuBi

    Need to update as bleed dart has a duration of 90sec and has a cooldown of 90sec. :D

  32. Yang

    Hello, may I know what’s the best link skill and character card set for night lord and how to increase the hp of night lord
    Thanks

  33. Tear

    Oh sorry, mistaken couldn’t remember that it was mastery books.
    So what mastery books should be used?

  34. Ayumilove Post author

    @Tear: MapleStory does not require any Skill Books. Only Mastery Books are required for 4th Job Skills!

  35. Tear

    May I know if i should use any skill books?

  36. Aliff Halim

    Hi ayumi! Loved your channel and guides. I just wanna ask, do you mind listing down all the lists for monsters that drop throwing stars. Trying to look up online, can’t seem to find the updated one. Cheers! :D

  37. Jonutty

    i’m on MSSEA so it’s a few patches behind but i’ve got some pretty good stuff from hunting now :)

  38. SongCraft

    Hey, I tried to do some research regarding showdown….I’ve read that it got nerfed to 10% exp and drop rate but here it says 30%….has it got buffed again?

  39. Ayumilove Post author

    @Zandatsu: You will need to hit the enemy at least once with Showdown before performing the finishing kill. The enemy must have the “Showdown” debuff activate within the period of its defeat so you can gain additional EXP (Experience Points) and additional item drops.

  40. Ayumilove Post author

    @Jonutty: Since the most recent patch, most potion stores sell Throwing Stars up to Steelies (2.1 mil per set for 25 Weapon Attack) and Ilbis (3 mil per set for 27 Weapon Attack). To get higher level throwing stars like Infinite Throwing Knives (27 Weapon Attack) or Flame Throwing Stars (29 Weapon Attack), you need to do crafting. (Mining + Smithing secondary skills).

  41. Zandatsu

    Hey Ayumi! First off, I love your channel. You helped me with Maplestory a ton, making it a lot easier for me! For that, thank you.

    Mushy stuff out of the way, I am curious to know how the Night Lords “Showdown” skill works. It’s supposed to give me an increased EXP Buff and Drop Buff but when I used it, it showed the same EXP as before when I killed a mob without showdown. Is there supposed to be a way on how to use it?

  42. Jonutty

    hey Ayumi can i ask where i can find/hunt for throwing stars that are better than steely?
    just made a NL and am at lvl 124 in 2 days thanks to burning event :D

  43. Sickskillz

    Oh thank goodness, thought I was going dumb for a second. lol

  44. Ayumilove Post author

    @Sickskillz: Thanks for your feedback! I have updated Dark Harmony skill from Supportive to Passive. You will get 3 SP (Skill Points) when you reach 4th Job. The guide above recommends player to add 1 SP to Quad Star, Toxic Venom, Claw Expert and Dark Harmony before start maxing a particular skill. So you will need to level up 1 more time to gain the next 3 SP to unlock the fourth skill before proceeding with maxing the remaining skills.

  45. Sickskillz

    Don’t want to come off as rude. Your 4th job may be outdated or I glitched. I only got 3 skill points and Dark Harmony is no longer an active that consumes mana.

  46. Ayumilove Post author

    @Kevin: You could try creating deck of cards and have all three as S or A rank. These can easily give you some decent MaxHP.

  47. kevin

    Hie i wud like to know how to increase max hp for night lord now?

  48. Sensei

    @Crashrgnashr
    Funny enough that change only affects Phantoms lol they can’t steal it.

    @ryan
    I can confirm that in fact it is 55% crit

  49. ryan

    is the base critical rate really 65%? isnt the base 5% + 50%?

  50. FQRGETmeNQT

    Hi Ayumi, I’m a returning player with a NL currently at lvl 201. I think i’m pretty decent and have use the maple guide to help me train at place with monster lvl 201. I have no problem killing them but I keep getting killed. I have decent hyper body so bought my HP to 12K and have auto HP on. But can’t seem to stay alive. Any suggestion for me…been out of maple for a while so every thing is so new. BTW: What is a decent range attack for NL

  51. Crashrgnashr

    Hey Ayumi, in the most recent update, Dark Harmony was changed to a passive skill. Does this change the 4th job build order? Thanks!

  52. Ayumilove Post author

    @Juan: I’m not able to provide advice regarding the %atk or %boss. Try using a MapleStory damage calculator (stumbled upon a person uploaded an Excel worksheet) that calculates the optimized best damage. I remember having neither the extreme of one aspect (atk%/boss%) is much beneficial when dealing high damage.

  53. Ayumilove Post author

    @TGLP: Thanks for the enlightenment regarding PDR and IED :)

  54. Ayumilove Post author

    @Niki: Showdown is Night Lord’s main attack for farming loots as well as training. Refer to the skill build guide above to see what order of Mastery Books to get first (e.g. Claw Expert -> Showdown -> …) Mastery Books unlocks the cap/limiter so you can add more SP (Skill Points) into the skill.

  55. Niki

    Hello Ayumi, I need some advice. I was thinking of making my character based on farming/leveling and change it to bossing later on when I am at a higher level. Should I even been considering using mastery books? If so, which particular skill should I use it on?

  56. Noel

    The stats on the Showdown 4th Job skill have changed [#5/31/16]

  57. TGLP

    @Juan PDR is not IED
    Players can’t have PDR, PDR stands for Physical Damage Reduction while IED Ignore Enemy Defence

  58. Juan

    AyumiLove i need some help or advice, Should i go %atk on claw or %boss, considering i have 36%atk on emblem, 33%atk on 2ndary & 41%atk atm on claw. About 90%pdr and 240%boss.
    About 19k luk @lv 227.

  59. Ayumilove Post author

    @Domme: Currently Pure LUCK Assassin deals more damage plus you will not need to struggle with non-pure-luk weapons.

  60. Ayumilove Post author

    @Christopher: Thanks for the notice! I have updated Night Lord’s Hyper Skill Death Star cooldown from 8 seconds to 14 seconds.

  61. Christopher

    Hello ayumi, first off thank you very much for all of the guide you do. The hyper skill Death Star has been changed it’s cool down is now 14 sec.
    Thank you for ur hard work

  62. MB

    @gabe and others, If you have plenty of character slots free then those who struggle with low hp can easily make a Kaiser link mule and get it to level 120 for an extra 15% hp. I hated Kaiser so I made mine during an event and did it on 4x. Less annoying that way.

  63. Merrick

    Hello Ayumi, I’m wondering why aren’t I able to add my gust charm till level 19? I’ve max the rest of the skills like you do, but I only able to add it till level 15… Please help me! I’m at my wits end!
    Thank you ! ~

  64. Merrick

    Hello Ayumi, I’m wondering why aren’t I able to add my gust charm till level 19? I’ve max the rest of the skills like you do, but I only able to add it till level 15… Please help me! I’m at my wits end! Thank you ! ~ ~

  65. Domme

    Hi Ayumi. Just want to ask if pure luk sin still a trend in maplestory now? It used to be famous cause of the high damage.

  66. Ayumilove Post author

    @Ran: There are 2 skill build guides for you to choose from: Bossing or Farming-Leveling. For me personally, I’ll go for leveling, until I reach Level 180/200, then I reset my Hyper Skills for bossing.

  67. Ayumilove Post author

    @Nareg: There is a skill build guide for 3rd Job Night Lord with skills prioritize in specific sequence. (MAX) means to use your SP (Skill Points) on that particular skill until it reaches its max Mastery Level (e.g. 20).

  68. Ayumilove Post author

    @Shawn: Congrats for reaching Level 200! Not sure if you would want to train to reach Level 250 though. You might want to MAX out your damage range 2m-2m? This will use some NX Cash to get there. Otherwise, you can check out this guide on improving your damage: http://ayumilove.net/best-maplestory-methods-to-increase-damage-guide/

  69. Ayumilove Post author

    @Lester: It’s been awhile where MapleStory has revamped Thief 1st Job Skill “Nimble Body” which previously increases the throwing-star range but now they have already removed it. Perhaps the new Lucky Seven or throwing-star skill has a default attacking range set in place.

  70. Ayumilove Post author

    @MeatLoad: Apologies for the late reply! It’s basically an old skill name used in KMS non-official skill translation. “Spirit of the Star” represents “Shadow Stars”. I have updated the guide above to reflect this new changes.

  71. Candido

    Soy NL estoy en renegades mi personaje es JuniorGC. Estoy buscando amigos gracias

  72. Gabe

    I have major HP problems. I die a lot against bosses and when i can’t farm from range. How am I supposed to deal with only 6k hp at lvl 141?

  73. MeatLoaf

    Hiya Ayumi, i was wondering how do you get Spirit of the Star? Thanks for the guide and help

  74. Lester

    ayumi, is it me or is the length of attack (how far you can throw your throwing stars) reduced dramatically for an assassin? Which skills should i pump to increase the distance in which i throw my stars? thanks

  75. Shawn

    ayumi u able to help me give some guide on free to play player? on gear guide? i reached lvl 200 and i have the fafnir gear + claw. i dont know what to do or what should i aim for.. im un funded tho.

  76. Nareg

    Hi I just got to level 60 and I don’t understand the guide in terms of what level exactly should I put the skills in. Did you leave that up to us?

  77. Ran

    Hi Ayumi, is there a hyper skill build for Hybrid bossing + leveling?

  78. Ayumilove Post author

    @Rudra: There is a guide on HP washing but it isn’t really worth though to be honest since it will definitely cost you lots of NX Cash which I do not recommend. There are other alternatives which can significantly improve your HP but will need to find time to create the guide.

  79. Rudra

    Also looking for the guide @Joel is talking about. Ayumilove, is there a guide or discussion on increasing HP.?

  80. Joel

    Hi Ayumilove,

    Would like to know where is the discussion on increasing HP?

    According to this;

    “NIGHT LORD PROS AND CONS
    – Low HP (A guide on how to increase your max HP will be discussed)”

    Please and Thank you in advance:-)

  81. Ayumilove Post author

    @Kin: This build focuses on training. From Level 100-140, you will be using Showdown to level up. Showdown grants additional EXP (Experience Points) and higher drop rate for items. If you would like to boss early, you can max Quad Star earlier. For me, I do boss raids when I’m level 140 and above.

  82. Kin

    Hi Ayumi, I haven’t played for 2-3 years and my NL got reset. I was wondering why you only put 1 SP into Quad Star, and instead, maxed Frailty Curse?

  83. Anon

    Hi, do you know where to hunt ilbi and hwabi in maplesea?

  84. Jason

    Hi, do you know if night lord is getting nerfed as well in kMSt or only night walker?

  85. Ayumilove Post author

    @Elgan: I would play Night Walker as its easier to start up with. Plus, you do not need to purchase Mastery Books.

  86. Elgan

    Heyy! I’d like to ask, would you rather play Night Lord or Night Walker?

    Because there is quite a difference in both character skillls but which one is technically the stronger one of both were to be funded or unfunded

  87. Johnson

    Ayumilove can u privately send me a pm through email or whatsapp maybe? i need a list on what sp should i work on … since i left my lvl190 nightlord abonded for 4 years.. came back everything is reseted.. need a list for a perfect build .. hope can reply me ASAP thanks

  88. Ayumilove Post author

    @Kyuriin: Yes, all AP (Ability Points) into LUK for Night Lord.

  89. Kyuriin

    @Ayumilove do we put all the AP into LUK ??

  90. Phatale

    Excuse me , When I am farming am I supposed to change splitter for showdown?

  91. Joystick

    So how do you increase max hp for NL??

  92. Chely

    Ayumi, who is better? NL or NW? :(

  93. Ayumilove Post author

    @Anymouse: Thanks for pointing it out! I have removed the outdated information regarding Ultimate Adventurer.

  94. Anymouse

    I thought you can’t make a ultimate adventurer anymore. Look at the Pros and Cons.

  95. MimiJester

    Thank You for the update! >^w^<

  96. Ayumilove Post author

    @Araaaaaa: Thanks for your query! I have adjusted Night Lord 4th Job Skill Build Guide to unlock Showdown earlier for faster leveling.

  97. Ayumilove Post author

    @CDA44: Sorry for the late reply. I have replaced Dark Serenity (old skill name) with Dark Harmony.

  98. Ayumilove Post author

    @MimiJester: Thanks for your feedback! I’ll put the Night Lord article into the priority update list :)

  99. MimiJester

    This seems to be a bit outdated, can you update a more recent version of it?

  100. kiat

    At 4th job there is a skill called “fake” which increases your avoidability, u may want to add that in when ur free =)

  101. CDA44

    Ayumi can you change the dark serenity(1) to dark harmony(1) in the night lord’s skill build?

  102. Araaaaaa

    Why no max showdown earlier?

  103. Ayumilove Post author

    @ST: Both Total Damage aka TD and Weapon-Magic Attack aka ATT have the exact same effect if you have the same amount of %total damage and %attack, however you usually have more %total damage due to %boss and skills, so %attk is usually a bit better.

  104. ST

    Which is bettet for nightlord %total dmg or %att? Switch from 21%att to 24% total dmg and notice 5m more dmg. Can some1 clarify? TY

    Which is better for night lord %total dmg or %att? Had 21%att switch to 24% total dmg and notice doing 5m more dmg. Can some1 clarify? Thank you

  105. Ayumilove Post author

    @Cestlavie: Sorry, I do not keep track of the total amount of HP that a Night Lord has, perhaps someone knows about it.

  106. Ayumilove Post author

    @Yee: Alright, you’re welcome :)

  107. Yee

    Unavailable to delete comment? Sorry for spamming coz my comp never show my comment at all, using another comp only saw. Yea MSEA, many nl never receive the sp too so I had ibox. Hope they fix it asap. Thanks for your reply! F2

  108. Ayumilove Post author

    @Yee: You should get 10 SP (Skill Points), 4 SP upon completing 4th Job Advancement at Level 100, and 3 SP at Level 101, and another 3 SP at Level 102. Total SP should be 10 SP. I guess you are playing MSEA (MapleStory South East Asia), and I think they have not fix the bug with the 4th Job Advancement Free 4SP giveaway. I have tested this on GMS MapleStory version and they do not have this issue.

  109. Yee

    Hi there. I had done my job advance at lvl 102 and got 6 sp. Isit correct or it should be more for extra sp? And will I get lesser hp/mp than d my job adv at lvl 100? Thanks.

    Hi Ayumi. I done my job adv at lvl 102 and got 6 sp. Is that correct or it should be more? And will I get lesser hp/mp than d job adv at lvl 100? Thanks!

    Hi there. I had done my 4th job adv at lvl 102 and got 6 sp. Isit should be 9 or its correct? And will I get lesser hp/mp than d job adv at lvl 100? Thanks

    Hi there. I had done my job advancement at lvl 102 and get 6 sp. Is this correct or should be 9? And will I get lesser hp/mp than d job adv at lvl 100? Thanks

  110. Cestlavie

    Hey :) do you know how much will be a 190nl HP WILL BE?

  111. Horriddoom

    This is probably debatable but don’t you think maxing spread over enhance is better since it hits more you will be getting more exp and drops from killing more mobs and you can clear maps faster. Also Enhance only gives a 10% boost which is really not that great imo what do you think?

  112. kaz

    hey ayumi i think you should make your own video for the night lord skills.

  113. Voidmist

    I am following your suggestions and noticed that you did not put an editorial for 4th Job. What will be the main Mobbing skill? Would it be “Showdown”? (I Know Quad star is for Bossing)

  114. MaknaeSeororo

    Ayumi , if I level 101 then I go for job advancement but I was only given 3 SP points , is it possible to reset it ? Or is that SP that is unused ?

  115. lifeless

    2nd job adv specialized skill missing

  116. Nelson

    Do thieves start off with 25 DEX or can they be pure LUK?

  117. Alex

    The Hyper Skill Showdown [Enhance] is learned at 143 now in gMS, while [Reinforce] is at 183.

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  119. Anightlordwho\'stroubled

    My shade splitter hits 2 times, is there something wrong with maplestory? Or is it a really good glitch?

  120. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Denny, it is the new update (V2 – Version 2) which is currently applicable for GMS since they have applied the RED patch. MSEA, EMS, BMS has not received the RED release yet.

  121. Denny

    Red is Night Lord New Update ?

  122. Ayumilove Post author

    HI WildHeartless, I’ll replace Purge Area – Enhance with SC (Showdown Challenge) since I do not boss much. Having extra EXP and Drop Rate boost will help in training and hunting :)

  123. WildHeartless

    Hey Ayumi… loving new Night Lord… favorite class atm… anyways, which hyper skills should i go with… i was thinking of going with –
    1. Quadruple Throw – Reinforce
    2. Quadruple Throw – Boss Killer
    3. Quadruple Throw – Bonus Attack
    4. Purge Area – Enhance
    5. Purge Area – Boss Killer

    would that be a good choice… or is there something more effective???

  124. ricky

    I just want to ask, why in gms shade splitter only have 3hit while kms have 8hit?

  125. darksin1204

    If possible, can you give me some more information?
    First things first, what’s the cast time for the new QT? I know that there’s a new animation for QT, so does the cast time change? Currently, at fastest(2), I believe that QT has a cast time of 600, so a big change in cast time can actually hurt our dps.
    Second, currently Taunt (aka Showdown Challenge) does not affect monsters unless you kill the monster after casting taunt on them (meaning if you kill the monster with taunt, it doesn’t affect them). Does this change post-red? If it doesnt, then the new Showdown Challenge isn’t as great as it seems…
    Third, what is Showdown Challenge’s and shadesplit’s cast time post red?
    Fourth, does Mark of the Nightlord deal damage to the monster that’s marked?
    And lastly, I want to be 100% sure, is Showdown Challenge – Enhance hyper only half effective on bosses?

    Thanks for answering~

  126. ttrieu

    Can’t wait!

  127. heyyyyyy1890

    When will this update arrive in gms