MapleStory Phantom Skill Build Guide

Introduction

Maplestory Legends Phantom Job Selection Phantom is one of MapleStory Hero Thief born with special abilities and traits. Similarly to Mercedes, Phantom wields two weapons: a cane and deck of cards. The cane can be altered to any weapons based on the skill they copied/steal/mirrored. Phantom can attack from far by throwing magical cards in some skills. Primary Stat is LUK (Luck). KMS (Korea MapleStory) released Phantom on Dec 28 2011. GMS (Global MapleStory) released Phantom on Jul 6 2012.

Phantom Overview

CLASS: Hero
EQUIPMENT TYPE: Thief
PRIMARY WEAPON: Cane (unique 1-handed weapon)
SECONDARY WEAPON: Card (unique offhand equipment)
PRIMARY STAT: Luck (LUK)
LINK SKILL: Deadly Instinct – Critical Rate +10/15/20%
CHARACTER CARD: Meso Acquisition +1/2/3/4%

Phantom Related Guides

MapleStory Phantom Hyper Skills
Phantom Top 10 Best Skills to Steal
Phantom Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Phantom Changelog

GMS v.157 – Shinning Stars (2014-12-03)
GMS v.150 – Rising Heroes (2014-06-17)
GMS v.148 – Grand Athenaeum (2014-03-26)
GMS v.143 – RED Part 1: First Impact (2013-12-04)
GMS v.142 – Dawnveil Demons of Tynerum (2013-10-16)
GMS v.137 – Unleashed (2013-06-19)
GMS v.126 – Angelic Buster (2013-01-08)
GMS v.123 – Tempest (2012-11-28)
GMS v.118 – Champions (2012-09-21)
GMS v.112 – Phantom (2012-07-06)

Phantom Pros and Cons

+ Both a ranged and melee class.
+ Has the ability to steal useful skills such as Holy Symbol.
+ Crystal Garden (Phantom’s Ship) allows quick travel between continents.
+ Free Wheel of Destiny buff (Final Feint)
+ Similarly to Mercedes, they have a secondary-weapon that can be potential-ed.
+ Has a most-wanted link skill that adds 10% critical rate.
+ Has a storyline filled with romance and action.
+ Has a nice looking car as a mount.
+ High mobility (e.g. Swift Phantom/Phantom Shroud)
+ High avoid and critical rates.
+ Is actually a fairly balanced class.
– HP and MP are low.
– Phantom Skills are found to be a little boring during 1st to 3rd job.
– Cooldown whenever you swap out a stolen/copied skill.

Phantom Storyline

Phantom was famous among wealthy merchant and nobleman. People call him Phantom because they do not know who he was as he left the stolen place without anyone noticing him but only traces he deliberately placed there. When Phantom attempted to steal Ereve’s great treasure, the Skaia, he had fallen in love with Aria, the Empress of Ereve before Cygnus. Instead of stealing from her, he asked for it. Aria found it amusing but declined his request. The two developed a burgeoning friendship that became more romantic by the day.

Before their romance deepen, Aria was killed by Black Mage envoy commanded by General Orchid. Shinsoo (a white giant bird who accompanies Aria) gave Skaia to Phantom so he can protect it. Phantom looked for Feud for an invitation to join Heroes to fight against Black Mage and to seek revenge for his beloved Aria. After a fierce battle, he and 4 other heroes were trapped in ice and put into a deep sleep by Black Mage. Freud was unlucky as he died in battle.

A century later, Phantom awakens from the curse by the help of Aria’s Blessing. He infiltrates Ereve where a meeting is being held. Hilla, commander of Black Wings poses as Empress by displaying Skaia (jewel said to glow in hands of Empress) but does not glow in Cygnus’s hands. Cygnus is the new empress of present-day Maple World and is Aria’s niece (she had no children to pass it on to). Phantom explained to the audience that the one held by Hilla was a fake and destroyed it, and showed the real Skaia was in his hands. Hilla quickly fled from Ereve after he debunked the fake Skaia. Phantom goes up to Cygnus to give her the Skaia, and when he looks at her, he’s reminded of Aria. “You’re beautiful when you smile.” he said to her before returning to his Crystal Garden (flying ship).

Phantom Notes

  • Play style: Phantom’s skills grant him high mobility, fast attacks, a high dodge chance, and a high rate of critical damage.
  • He is the fourth of the legendary five heroes to be released, following Aran, Evan (successor to one of the heroes), and Mercedes.
  • Although we refer to Phantom with masculine pronouns outside of the game, you will have the option to play as a male or female version of Phantom in game.
  • Phantom will receive a cane and a card after the tutorial. Phantom skills cannot be used unless both are equipped at the same time.
  • NPC Serge aboard the Lumiere sells canes up through Lv.25, and he sells cards up through Lv.120.
    In addition to an equipment NPC, the Lumiere also has a general store NPC and a storage NPC.
  • Each Phantom character has its own individual Cash Inventory not shared with other characters.
  • Phantom can get a car mount for 10,000,000 mesos starting at Lv.100. This mount can be upgraded at Lv.200.
  • Phantom can use the Skill Swipe to steal the skill of another Explorer character. Not all skills can be stolen.
  • Stolen skills can be used with Phantom’s Impeccable Memory skills. A new level of Impeccable Memory skill is unlocked with each job advancement, allowing Phantom to steal skills from higher job tiers.
  • The Skill Management UI can be used to manage which of the stolen skills will be bound to the Impeccable Memory skill.
  • The Skill Management UI can be opened with the skill called Loadout.
  • Double-click or right-click on the skill icon to select which stolen skill will be bound to Impeccable Memory.
  • A card deck appears on the right side of the screen once Phantom goes through the 2nd job advancement.
  • After SP have been added to the Carte Blanc skill, the card count will increase at a set rate when Phantom’s attack deals critical damage.
  • Once the card deck is full, Phantom can use the Judgment Draw skill, which deals an additional card attack and give Phantom a random buff that is drawn from the card deck.

Skill Points (SP)

1st Job – 5 SP at Level 10. Total 65 SP.

Phantom Beginner Job Skills

Skill Swipe Skill Swipe
Enable stealing skills only from Adventurer (Warrior/Magician/Thief/Pirate/Archer). However, you cannot steal a Passive/Summon/Movement Skill. Stolen skills will stay unless you delete them. Stolen skills works same as original skill, and stats based on Impeccable Memory Level. Assuming you have max Impeccable Memory (Level 20) but the person skill that you have stole is Level 3, you will only benefit from that Level 3 skill. If you stole a Level 20 skill but your Impeccable Memory is Level 4, you will only benefit Level 4 skill. In short, the skill benefits will be determined by the lowest level value. It’s best to steal from a high level character that already max the skill while you pump up your Impeccable Memory level by adding SP into it.

You can only steal certain skills based on the rank of Impeccable Memory.
Impeccable Memory I : 4 (1st Job Skills)
Impeccable Memory II : 4 (2nd Job Skills)
Impeccable Memory III : 3 (3rd Job Skills)
Impeccable Memory IV : 2 (4th Job Skills)

You can only have 1 active skill at any point of time if they are in same rank. Assuming two 2nd job skills assigned in Impecable Memory 2 skill slots, Haste and Hyperbody. When you cast Haste and later Hyperbody, Haste buff will be replaced with Hyperbody. This is a measure to prevent Phantom from being an overpowered (OP) job/class.

Loadout Loadout (Passive)
Allows you manage stolen skills. Set an active skill or delete them.
The number of skill slots vary for each job advancement.
4 skill slots for 1st and 2nd job.
3 skill slots for 3rd job.
2 skill slots for 4th job.

Judgment Draw Judgment Draw (Active)
This skill can be used only when your deck card is full. All the cards will be consumed in exchange of a buff that lasts 30 sec. 5 Carte Blanc will be thrown when this skill is cast. Phantom obtain Judgment Draw 1 in 2nd Job Advancement and automatically upgraded to Judgment Draw 2 in 4th Job Advancement. Judgment Draw 2 unlocks more possible buff that can be used once Judgment Draw is activated.
CARD : Judgment 1 / Judgment 2
Destin Card : +5% Critical Rate / +10% Critical Rate
Malheur Card : +10% Drop / +20% Drop (Drop Rate includes Meso and Item)
Endurance Card : Not available / +20% Abnormal Status and Elemental Resistance
Drain Card : Not available / 3% of Damage heals your HP.

Shroud Walk Shroud Walk (Active)
Conceal yourself and teleport quickly within map using arrow keys.

To the Skies To the Skies (Active)
Returns to Lumiere aka Crystal Garden (Phantom’s Flying Ship) instantly.

Dextrous Training Dextrous Training (Passive)
Permanently increases your stats and traits.
LV1: +40 DEX, +20% Avoid, +20 Craft, +20 Insight

Phantom Instinct Phantom Instinct (Passive)
Permanently increase critical rate.
LV1: 10% Critical Chance
NOTE: Phantom Instinct can be used as a Link Skill which allows you to buff another character within your account with +10% Critical Rate!

Judgment Draw (Auto/Manual)
Lets you switch between manual and automatic activation of Judgment Draw.

Phantom Beginner Skill Build: Everything maxed.
Explanation: These are Phantom Thief innate abilities. No SP required.

Phantom 1st Job Skills

Double Entendre Double Entendre (Active)
Quickly strikes an enemy twice.
Level 1: MP Cost: 10, Damage: 121%, Number of Attacks: 2, Max Enemies Hit: 4
Level 20: MP Cost: 14, Damage: 178%, Number of Attacks: 2, Max Enemies Hit: 4

Impeccable Memory I Impeccable Memory I (Passive)
Lets you use 1st job skills stolen from Explorers. Passive effects from skills will not work. Equip stolen skills using Loadout. Allows you to steal 1st job skills from other jobs. Only 4 skill slots available to hold 1st job skills. Stolen skill will consume same cost amount (HP/MP) based on level.
Level 1: MP Cost: MP to use the equipped skill. Skill Level of the stolen skill cannot be over 1.
Level 20: MP Cost: MP to use the equipped skill. Skill Level of the stolen skill cannot be over 20.

Phantom Swiftness Phantom Swiftness (Passive)
Permanently increases Movement Speed, Max Movement Speed, and Jump. Increasing the Skill Level will increase Jump distance. Can also be used with jump key.
Level 1: Active Effects – MP Cost: 34, Additional Jump distance. Passive Effects – Movement Speed +7, Max Movement Speed +6, Jump +6
Level 15: Active Effects – MP Cost: 20, Additional Jump distance. Passive Effects – Movement Speed +35, Max Movement Speed +20, Jump +20

Feather Foot Feather Foot (Passive)
Permanently increases Avoidability.
Level 1: Base Avoidability +2%
Level 10: Base Avoidability +20%

Skill Build: Everything maxed.
1. Double Entendre (1)
2. Phantom Swiftness (MAX)
3. Double Entendre (MAX)
4. Impeccable Memory I (MAX)
5. Feather Foot (MAX)

Explanation:
Mobility is the key for fast leveling. Pair Phantom Swiftness and Phantom Shroud allows you to traverse within the map quickly and reach to any far located target. Once this is maxed, proceed with maxing either Double Entendre or Impeccable Memory 1. If you dislike your Phantom Attacking Skill, visit a crowded area such as Free Market and steal another character job skill (warrior / magician / thief / pirate / archer). More information on what recommended skills to be copied/stolen is listed on the bottom of the guide.

Phantom 2nd Job Skills

Carte Mille Mille Cartes (Active)
Launches a torrent of cards that knocks back enemies.
Level 1: MP Cost: 24, Damage: 208%, Max Enemies Hit: 10, Knocks back enemies
Level 15: MP Cost: 40, Damage: 320%, Max Enemies Hit: 10, Knocks back enemies

Calling Card Calling Card (Active)
Launches enchanted cards at enemies.
Level 1: MP Cost: 15, Damage: 132%, Number of Attacks: 3, Max Enemies Hit: 4
Level 20: MP Cost: 21, Damage: 170%, Number of Attacks: 3, Max Enemies Hit: 4

Carte Blanc Carte Blanche (Passive)
Each critical attack has a chance to produce a card that attacks nearby enemy automatically. This card is added to your deck.
Level 1: Upon a successful critical attack, card appears at 6% chance, Damage: 106%, Deck +1
Level 10: Upon a successful critical attack, card appears at 60% chance, Damage: 160%, Deck +1

Cane Mastery Cane Mastery (Passive)
Increases the weapon mastery and Accuracy of canes.
Level 1: Cane Mastery: +14%, Accuracy: +20
Level 10: Cane Mastery: +50%, Accuracy: +200

Cane Booster Cane Booster (Supportive)
nRequired Skill: Cane Mastery (5)
Uses MP to temporarily increase the attack speed of your canes by 2 levels.
Level 1: MP Cost: 48, Duration: 24 sec
Level 10: MP Cost: 30, Duration: 240 sec

MapleStory Devil’s Luck Devil’s Luck (Passive)
Permanently increases LUK.
Level 1: Permanently increases LUK by 8
Level 5: Permanently increases LUK by 40

Impeccable Memory II Impeccable Memory II (Passive)
Lets you use 2nd job skills stolen from Explorers. Passive effects from skills will not work. Equip stolen skills using Loadout. Allows you to steal 2nd job skills from other jobs. Only 4 skill slots available to hold 2nd job skills. Stolen skill will consume same cost amount (HP/MP) based on level.
Level 1: MP Cost: MP to use the equipped skill. Skill Level of the stolen skill cannot be over 1.
Level 20: MP Cost: MP to use the equipped skill. Skill Level of the stolen skill cannot be over 20.

Phantom 2nd Job Skill Build: Everything maxed.
1. Calling Card, Mille Cartes, Impeccable Memory II (1)
2. Cane Mastery (5)
3. Cane Booster (6)
4. Cane Mastery (MAX)
5. Devil’s Luck (MAX)
6. Calling Card (MAX)
7. Carte Blanche (MAX)
8. Impeccable Memory II (MAX)
9. Cane Booster (MAX)
10. Mille Cartes (MAX)

Explanation:
Calling Card will be Phantom primary attacking skill aided with Carte Mille to cluster mobs with its long range knockback especially when they are far apart. Before maxing this primary attacking skill, stabilize your damage output with Cane Mastery. Once these 3 are maxed, proceed with Carte Blanche for free automatic card attack (acts like Final Attack but with nicer homing card animation). Speed up your Cane attack speed with Cane Booster. Finally max Impeccable Memory II to have more effective secondary stolen skills.

Phantom 3rd Job Skills

Blason Fantome Blason Fantome (Active)
Marks enemies with Phantom’s coat of arms before slicing them to bits.
Level 1: MP Cost: 25, Damage: 143%, Number of Attacks: 4, Max Enemies Hit: 8
Level 20: MP Cost: 30, Damage: 200%, Number of Attacks: 4, Max Enemies Hit: 8

Rapier Wit Rapier Wit (Active)
Forms a giant sword with cards, then charges and performs multiple attacks. Link with Mille Cartes to reduce post-attack downtime. Permanently increases Mille Cartes’s damage.
Level 1: Active Effects – MP Cost: 30, While moving – Damage: 175%, Max Enemies Hit: 10, Number of Attacks: 2, After moving – Attacks 3 times with 156% damage. Passive Effects – Increases Mille Cartes’s damage by 12%
Level 20: Active Effects – MP Cost: 40, While moving – Damage: 270%, Max Enemies Hit: 10, Number of Attacks: 2, After moving – Attacks 3 times with 270% damage. Passive Effects – Increases Mille Cartes’s damage by 50%

Mist Mask Mist Mask (Passive)
Permanently increases Avoidability chance.
Level 1: Additional Avoidability Chance: 12%
Level 10: Additional Avoidability Chance: 30%

Piercing Vision Piercing Vision (Passive)
Permanently increases critical rate.
Level 1: Permanently increases Critical Rate by 16%
Level 20: Permanently increases Critical Rate by 35%

Final Feint Final Feint (Supportive)
Using this skill will increase your preparedness for all enemy attacks, reviving you instantly with some HP if you reach KO status. This skill increases also increases LUK permanently.
Level 1: Active Effects – MP Cost: 300, Upon death, you revive with 10% of Max HP. Makes you invincible for 2 sec. Passive Effects: Permanently increases LUK by 6. After using buff: 1410 sec Cooldown
Level 10: Active Effects – MP Cost: 300, Upon death, you revive with 100% of Max HP. Makes you invincible for 4 sec. Passive Effects: Permanently increases LUK by 60. After using buff: 600 sec Cooldown

Bad Luck Ward Bad Luck Ward (Supportive)
Casts a sigil to ward off bad luck. Increases HP, MP, Elemental Resistance, and Abnormal Status Resistance.Level 1: MP Cost: 44, Duration: 60, Max HP: +12%, Max MP: +12%, Elemental Resistance +4%, Abnormal Status Resistance +4%
Level 10: MP Cost: 80, Duration: 240, Max HP: +30%, Max MP: +30%, Elemental Resistance +40%, Abnormal Status Resistance +40%

Lune Clair de Lune (Supportive)
Enjoys the cool evening moonlight to increase Attack and Accuracy.
Level 1: MP Cost: 42, Duration: 50, Attack: +4, Accruacy: +10
Level 20: MP Cost: 80, Duration: 240, Attack: +40, Accruacy: +200

Impeccable Memory III Impeccable Memory III (Passive)
Lets you use 3rd job skills stolen from Explorers.\nPassive effects from skills will not work. Equip stolen skills using Loadout. Allows you to steal 3rd job skills from other jobs. Only 3 skill slots available to hold 3rd job skills. Stolen skill will consume same cost amount (HP/MP) based on level.
Level 1: MP Cost: MP to use the equipped skill. Skill Level of the stolen skill cannot be over 1.
Level 20: MP Cost: MP to use the equipped skill. Skill Level of the stolen skill cannot be over 20.

Phantom 3rd Job Skill Build: Everything maxed except Blason.
1. Blason, Rapier Wit, Impeccable Memory III (1)
2. Clair de Lune (MAX)
3. Final Feint (MAX)
4. Blason (14/20)
5. Piercing Vision (MAX)
6. Mist Mask (MAX)
7. Impeccable Memory III (MAX) – Steal Priest’s Holy Symbol
8. Rapier Wit (MAX)
9. Bad Luck Ward (MAX)

Explanation:
Phantom has a very flexible way of training. You can max Impeccable Memory III first instead of Blason as your primary attacking skill so that you can steal/copy Priest’s Holy Symbol for extra EXP per kill and also steal Bowman’s Arrow Rain/Eruption for a large AOE attack. That way it seems that you are maxing 2 powerful skills at once for faster training. The downside is, you will need to put effort in searching those 3rd Job Adventurers in Channel 1 Towns (Example: Henesys). It is commented that Phantom can’t steal skill in Freemarket but within Freemarket Room (go into the portal where you can see player’s shops). Another good skill you can steal is Thief Channel Karma for the additional weapon attack boost along with Lune (both effects can stack with each other!) This allows you to easily 1 hit KO monsters with Level 1 Rapier Wit.

Phantom 4th Job Skills

Mille Aiguilles Mille Aiguilles (Active)
Fly into a stabbing frenzy, jabbing your enemies with blinding speed. This attack can be executed repeatedly. You can move while holding the skill key down but walking speed is slower. The attack speed is similar to Bow Master 4th Job Skill – Hurricane (Storm of Arrows).
Level 1: MP Cost: 13, Damage: 101%, Max Enemies Hit: 6, Number of Hits: 2. While pressing the skill key, use the ?directional keys to move
Level 30: MP Cost: 15, Damage: 130%, Max Enemies Hit: 6, Number of Hits: 2. While pressing the skill key, use the ?directional keys to move

Penombre Penombre (Active)
Leaps back and throws a powerful card attack that ignores the weapon defense of the enemy for a short time. Link with Rapier Wit to reduce cooldown. Permanently increases Rapier Wit’s damage.
Level 1: Active Effects – MP Cost: 40, Damage: 260%, Max Enemies Hit: 10, Number of Attacks: 3. Ignore Weapon Defense: 1% for 15 sec. Passive Effects – Rapier Wit Damage: +12%.
Level 30: Active Effects – MP Cost: 50, Damage: 450%, Max Enemies Hit: 10, Number of Attacks: 3. Ignore Weapon Defense: 20% for 15 sec. Passive Effects – Rapier Wit Damage: +50%.

Carte Noir Carte Noir (Passive)
Each critical attack has a chance to produce a card that attacks nearby enemy automatically. #cThis card is added to your deck.#\nAlso permanently increases Avoidability chance.
Level 1: Upon a successful critical attack, card appears at 62% chance, Damage: 194%, Deck +1. Additional Avoidability Chance +1%
Level 20: Upon a successful critical attack, card appears at 100% chance, Damage: 270%, Deck +1. Additional Avoidability Chance +20%

Cane Expert Cane Expert (Passive)
Required Skill: Cane Mastery (MAX)
Increases Cane Mastery, Weapon Attack, and Minimum Critical Damage.
Level 1: Cane Mastery: +56%, Weapon ATT: +11, Minimum Critical Damage: +1%
Level 30: Cane Mastery: +70%, Weapon ATT: +40, Minimum Critical Damage: +15%

Aria Amour Priere D’Aria (Supportive)
Powerful memories of Aria significantly increase Attack and allow you to ignore some enemy DEF.
Level 1: MP Cost: 33, Damage: +1%, Enemy DEF Ignored: 1%, Duration: 37
Level 30: MP Cost: 120, Damage: +30%, Enemy DEF Ignored: 30%, Duration: 240

Tempest Tempest (Active)
Creates an expanding tornado of cards to blast through enemies.
Level 1: MP Cost: 25, Max Enemies Hit: 8, Damage: 226%. Cooldown: 21 sec
Level 30: MP Cost: 30, Max Enemies Hit: 8, Damage: 400%. Cooldown: 18 sec

Pouvoir Emprunte Vol D’Ame (Active + Supportive)
Steals active buff from 12 enemies and apply it to self. Stolen buff lasts for 5 sec. Only 3 buff types can be stolen (attack/damage cancel/damage reflect/invulnerability)
Level 1: MP Cost: 50, Max Enemies: 12, Buffs applied: Attack: Attack +2 / Damage Ignored: Damage Received -2% / Damage Reflect: Reflects 30% of Damage Received / Invincibility: Temporary Invincibility. Cooldown: 177 sec.
Level 20: MP Cost: 60, Max Enemies: 12, Buffs applied: Attack: Attack +40 / Damage Ignored: Damage Received -40% / Damage Reflect: Reflects 600% of Damage Received / Invincibility: Temporary Invincibility. Cooldown: 120 sec.

Impeccable Memory IV Impeccable Memory IV (Passive)
Lets you use 4th job skills stolen from Explorers. Passive effects from skills will not work. Equip stolen skills using Loadout. Allows you to steal 4th job skills from other jobs. Only 2 skill slots available to hold 4th job skills. Stolen skill will consume same cost amount (HP/MP) based on level.
Level 1: MP Cost: MP to use the equipped skill. Skill Level of the stolen skill cannot be over 1.
Level 30: MP Cost: MP to use the equipped skill. Skill Level of the stolen skill cannot be over 30.

Maple Warrior 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 Hero’s Will (Active)
Remove some abnormal effects from you.
Level 1: MP-30, Cooldown: 600 sec
Level 5: MP -30, Cooldown: 360 sec

Phantom 4th Job Skill Build: Everything maxed.
1. Mille Aiguilles, Penombre, Tempest, Impeccable Memory IV (1)
2. Cane Expert (MAX)
3. Impeccable Memory IV (MAX)
4. Priere D’Aria (MAX)
5. Penombre (MAX)
6. Mille Aiguilles (MAX)
7. Carte Noir (MAX)
8. Tempest (MAX)
9. Maple Warrior (MAX)
10. Vol D’Ame (MAX)
11. Hero’s Will (MAX)

Explanation:
Penombre will be your primary attacking skill as 4th Job Phantom. It’s much efficient compared to Mille Aiguilles in terms of training since it teleports you backwards while attacking multiple enemies. This effect is more pronounce when its able to 1 hit KO enemies. Most fast attacking skills such as Mille Aiguilles gives monster a slight delay in their death animation, therefore you end up consuming more MP to deal damage to monsters which can be easily kill with 1 hit.

Mille Aiguilles is recommended for bossing or for enemies with high health (that can’t be killed in 2-3 hits). Add 1 SP into Impeccable Memory IV so you can copy Warrior Dark Impale for mobbing or Pirate Rapid Fire for bossing. Tempest to kill all nearby mobs. Then max Cane Expert to deal nonfluctuating damage and for better base damage.

Next, max Impeccable Memory IV so you can improve your secondary stolen/copied skills. Priere D’Aria is maxed later to further boost your overpowering cane damage. Max Penombre to have some variety in your attacks while boosting the base damage of Rapier Wit. You can switch Mille Aiguilles with Carte Noir position if you feel that the copied skill works much better than Mille Aiguilles.

Finally, max Vol D’Ame to steal boss buff (like super weapon defense up), Tempest (to attack multiple monsters especially Zakum/Horntail hands), Maple Warrior (for bonus % to all stats) and Hero’s Will to remove negative buff inflicted against you.

Phantom Hyper Skills

Tempest – Cooldown Cutter
Required Level: 143
Cooldown: -20%

Tempest – Extra Target
Required Level: 162
Max Enemies Hit +2

Tempest – Reinforce
Required Level: 183
Damage +20%

Mille Aiguilles – Extra Target
Required Level: 149
Max Enemies Hit +2

Mille Aiguilles – Guardbreak
Required Level: 168
Bonus 20% monster DEF ignored

Mille Aiguilles – Reinforce
Required Level: 189
Damage +20%

Bad Luck Ward – Immunity Enhance
Required Level: 155
Abnormal Status Resistance and Elemental Resistance +5% in addition

Bad Luck Ward – Hyper Health
Required Level: 177
Max HP +10% in addition

Bad Luck Ward – Hyper Mana
Required Level: 195
Max MP +10% in addition

Final Judgment Draw
Required Level: 150
Casts all of Judgment Draw’s effects at once. Stacks with Judgment Draw.
Level 1: MP Cost: 300, Duration: 30 sec, Critical Rate +20%, Item Drop Rate +20%, Abnormal Status Resistance/Elemental Resistance +20%, DEF +100%. When attacked 3% of damage absorbed as HP. Cooldown: 90 sec.

Carte Rose Finale
Required Level: 170
Tosses a bouquet of cards into the air that drop on enemies and explode.
Level 1: MP Cost: 200, Max Enemies Hit: 15, Damage: 700%, Number of Attacks: 6, Deals 100% damage to 6 enemies near the cards 2 times.
Cooldown: 90 sec

Heroic Memories
Required Level: 200
Recalls the oath of the Maple Heroes to increase damage and max damage cap.
Level 1: MP Cost: 100, Duration: 60 sec, Damage: +10%, Max Damage: +50000, Cooldown: 120 sec. Only applies to hero classes within the party

Phantom Hyper Skill Build:
1. Tempest – Reinforce (MAX)
2. Mille Aiguilles – Guardbreak (MAX)
3. Mille Aiguilles – Reinforce (MAX)
4. Bad Luck Ward – Max HP (MAX)
5. Bad Luck Ward – Max MP (MAX)
6. Final Judgment (MAX)
7. Carte Rose Finale (MAX)
8. Heroic Memories (MAX)
9. Hyper Luck (MAX)
10. Hyper Health (MAX)
11. Hyper Mana (MAX)
12. Hyper Weapon Defense (MAX)
13. Hyper Magic Defense (MAX)
14. Hyper Critical Rate (MAX)

List of Skills To Steal/Copy for Phantom Thief

Phantom Thief can only steal/copy skills from Adventurers/Explorers (Warrior, Magician, Bowman, Thief and Pirate) excluding special adventurers such as Jett, Cannon Shooter (Cannoneer) and Dual Blade. Skills prefixed with asterisk symbol (*) means these skills are highly recommended on top of the rest shown here. There are more skills that can be copied but not worth mentioning since they do not really help in training/bossing.

Phantom Recommended Skilsl to Steal for MapleStory RED (Dec. 4, 2013) Patch

The skills indexed with the smaller number ranks higher in recommended usage for training/bossing. When you hit max damage, its much more efficient to use another a summoning skill such as Frozen Orb or Arrow Blaster stationary turret while you use Phantom’s primary 4th job attacking skill. If you are training, its best to buff yourself with skills that improves your damage to perform 1-2 hit kills such as Rage, Cross Surge, Sharp Eyes. If you are travelling in a dangerous territory, its recommended to buff up yourself with defensive skills such as Meso Guard, Iron Body, Advanced Blessing.

1st Job Skills:
1. Iron Body (Warrior) – Improves MaxHP by percentage and boost weapon defense.
2. Haste (Thief) – Enhances movement speed and jump height. Very convenient for traveling.
3. Magic guard (Magician) – Uses your MP as your guard. Not recommended for low MP characters.

2nd Job Skills
1. Rage (Fighter) – Temporarily improves weapon attack. Very useful for training purposes.
2. Meso Guard (Bandit) – Automatically deducts meso in bank when you receive damage. Good for bossing/training. Save more meso in long run.
3. Hyper Body (Dark Knight) – Temporarily increases MaxHP and MaxMP. Very useful for elixir users and for bossing/training.

3rd Job Skills:
1. Cross Surge (Dark Knight) – Increases overall damage significantly!
2. Mystic Door (Bishop) – Allows you to travel back and forth from training ground/town.
3. Combat orders (Paladin) – Increases skill level for all 4th job skills by 2 levels!

4th Job Skills:
1. Frozen Orb (Ice-Lightning Mage) – Used for bossing, higher damage than Arrow Platter.
2. Arrow Platter (Bow Master) – Used for bossing and training. Summons stationary turret.
3. Final Cut (Dual Blade) – Increases your overall damage temporarily.
4. Advanced Blessing (Bishop) – Increases overall stats and accuracy. Very useful for training against high avoid mobs.
5. Sharp Eyes (Bow Master) – Used to improve your critical success rate.

Before RED Patch

1st job Skills
[Active] Lucky Seven, Arrow Blow, Magic Claw
[Supportive] *Haste, Iron Body, Magic Guard, Dark Sight

2nd Job Skills
[Active] Tornado Upper, Iron Arrow, Shuriken Burst, Thunder Bolt, Heal
[Supportive] *Hyper Body, Dark Clarity, Rage, Channel Karma, Bless

3rd job Skills
[Active] Arrow Rain, Drain Arrow, Shining Ray, Double Spiral
[Supportive] *Holy Symbol, Combo Attack, Dispel, Admiral’s Wings

4th Job Skills
[Active] *Eight-Legs Easton, *Dragon Strike.
[Supportive] *Sharp Eyes, Pirate Style, *Advanced Blessing, *Dark Harmony.

Phantom FAQ

What do Phantom Cards do as it does not have stats?
Phantom Cards is said to be able to Potential, meaning you can add Potential Stats to it like 6% LUK or 24 Weapon Attack using Miracle Cubes. Card levels does not affect on how fast your charge your deck of cards.

Does stolen skill such as Haste affects party members?
Yes, if the Haste that you copied from does that. There are some Haste by other jobs that only self boost their speed and jump. It’s recommended to get the ones that boost your party members as well.

Are canes 1 handed or 2 handed weapons?
Canes are 1 handed (1H) weapons.

Does Phantom Cards come with Potential?
Yes they do similarly to Demon Slayer’s Aegis Shield and Mercedes Arrows.

How many skills can Phantom Thief copy/steal?
4 (1st Job Skills), 4 (2nd Job Skills), 3 (3rd Job Skills) and 2 (4th Job Skills).

Do passive effects from active skills applies to Phantom?
No. Only temporary ones similarly to supportive skills.

Do Phantom relies on INT for damage when using Magician skills?
No. They will use their own damage range based on Phantom primary stat.

MAPLESTORY OLD TO NEW OFFICIAL SKILL NAMES

Below is a list of old skill names used in this guide converted to the new official skill names as published by GMS Phantom Thief Renegade/Justice Patch Update on July 9 2012.

Phantom Beginner Job Skills
Judgment -> Judgment Draw
Skill Management -> Loadout
Steal Skill -> Skill Swipe
High Dexterity -> Dextrous Training
Phantom Shroud -> Shroud Walk
Return to Phantom -> To the Skies
Deadly Instinct -> Phantom Instinct

Phantom 1st Job Skills
Double Piercing -> Double Entendre
Talent of Phantom Thief I -> Impeccable Memory I
Swift Phantom -> Phantom Swiftness
Quick Evasion -> Feather Foot

Phantom 2nd Job Skills
Breeze Carte -> Carte Mille
Call of Fate -> Calling Card
Blanc Carte -> Carte Blanche
Cane Mastery -> Cane Mastery (NO CHANGES)
Cane Booster -> Cane Booster (NO CHANGES)
Luck Monopoly -> Devil’s Luck
Talent of Phantom Thief II -> Impeccable Memory II

Phantom 3rd Job Skills

Coat of Arms -> Blason Fantome
Phantom Charge -> Rapier Wit
Flash and Flee -> Mist Mask
Acute Sense -> Piercing Vision
Luck of Phantom Thief -> Final Feint
Misfortune Protection -> Bad Luck Ward
Moonlight -> Lune
Talent of Phantom Thief III -> Impeccable Memory III

Phantom 4th Job Skills
Ultimate Drive -> Mille Aiguilles
Twilight -> Penombre
Noir Carte -> Carte Noir
Cane Expert -> Cane Expert (NO CHANGES)
Pray of Aria -> Aria Amour
Tempest of Card -> Tempest
Soul Steal -> Pouvoir Emprunte
Talent of Phantom Thief IV -> Impeccable Memory IV
Maple Warrior -> Maple Warrior (NO CHANGES)
Hero’s Will -> Hero’s Will (NO CHANGES)

MapleStory Phantom Video Skill Preview

Phantom Thief 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Job Skill Preview

MapleStory Phantom Bossing Preview

Phantom solo Zakum

Phantom Solo Horntail

Phantom Solo Papulatus

Phantom Solo Pink Bean

Skill that can be stolen in RED Update

Warrior: Slash Blast, Iron Body
Thief: Double Stab, Haste, Dark Sight, Lucky Seven
Magician: Energy Ball, Magic Guard
Pirate: Somersault Kick, Double Shot

Bishop
1. Heal, Holy Arrow, Invincible, Bless
2. Shinning Ray, Dispel, Holy Fountain, Divine Protection, Holy Magic Shell
3. Angel Ray, Genesis, Big Bang, Resurrection, Advanced Blessing

Shadower
1. Savage Blow, Meso Guard, Channel Karma, Steal
2. Pickpocket, Meso Explosion, Midnight Carnival
3. Assassinate, Boomerang Step, Sudden Raid

Night Lord
1. Shuriken Burst, Gust Charm
2. Triple Throw, Shade Splitter, Shadow Web
3. Quad Star, Showdown, Sudden Raid, Frailty Curse

Dark Knight
Piercing Drive, Spear Sweep, Iron Will, Hyper Body
La Mancha Spear, Cross Surge
Dark Impale, Gungnir’s Descent

Fire Mage
1. Flame Orb, Poison Breath, Meditation
2. Poison Mist, Explosion, Elemental Decrease, Elemental Adaptation
3. Paralyze, Myst Eruption, Meteor Shower, Flame Haze

Buccaneer
1. Tornado Upercut, Dark Clarity
2. Static Thumper, Admiral’s Wings
3. Octopunch, Dragon Strike, Nautilus Strike, Time Leap, Speed Infusion

Corsair
1. Rapid Blast
2. Blunderbuster, Blackboot Bill
3. Quickdraw, Eight-Legs Easton, Parrottargeting, Nautilus Strike

Cannoneer
3. Cannon Bazooka.

Dual blade steal-able skills:
1: Dark sight
1+: Self Haste, Tornado Spin
2: Channel Karma, Fatal Blow, Slash Storm
2+: Flying Assaulter, Flashbang, Upper Stab
3: Chains of Hell, Bloody Storm, Blade Ascension
4: Phantom Blow, Final Cut, Sudden Raid, Blade Fury

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244 thoughts on “MapleStory Phantom Skill Build Guide

  1. AvengeGold

    I highly recommend Showdown and Arrow Blaster for 4th Job. Showdown helps speed up training combined with Holy Symbol. Arrow Blaster helps DPS in combo with Miguile Agiles.

    I also recommend to get a few character cards for HP+ and a Kaiser link. Those HP links help Cross Surge and and the links have MP+ too. With Magic Guard, I don’t die even at Czak since 130. This class is definitely a great bossing class + training class.

    Once you hit 60, I recommend getting 1 point into main attacking skill and max out impeccable memory (and steal HS) first over other skills. This way, when you hit 70, you can RNJ leech parties to 140 quick. Just let them know you have HS.

    Doing this, I leveled up phantom 1-120 in a day. I am now level 180 and I have only clocked in about 4 days of training time.

  2. OnlySico

    I would say a White Knight’s Parashock Guard is a good 3rd job skill to steal. If you use it (its an active) and then switch to Cross Surge (or any other skill)it should keep the Parashock Guard buff.
    I do not know if this still works as I do not play on the live game (I play on Extalia).

  3. Ayumilove Post author

    @Aperson: Thanks for the note! I’ll add that into the list. Do let me know if there are other useful skills to be copied from Cannoneer!

  4. Ayumilove Post author

    @iSeekz: Thanks for the list of skills from Dual Blade! I have added into the guide above :)

  5. Ayumilove Post author

    @Ariel: Hi, I have just updated this guide from GMS v.148 to v.150 (instead of v.152) as there aren’t any skill changes for Phantom in GMS v.151 and v.152 patch. Hope that clarifies :) And thanks for posting a comment here as a reminder to update this job skills :D

  6. iSeekz

    Dual blade steal-able skills:
    1: Dark sight
    1+: Self Haste, Tornado Spin
    2: Channel Karma, Fatal Blow, Slash Storm
    2+: Flying Assaulter, Flashbang, Upper Stab
    3: Chains of Hell, Bloody Storm, Blade Ascension
    4: Phantom Blow, Final Cut, Sudden Raid, Blade Fury

  7. Calvin

    under “list of things to steal for phantom” it says you cant steal from dual blade

    that`s been fixed :p

  8. TrucVan

    first, i wanna say thank to you for your hard works. Second, i wanna ask: when i use HS to increasw Exp, can i use showdown to get more Exp boost?

  9. Ayumilove Post author

    @Kelvin: Thanks for the correction. I have updated Carte Rose Finale.

  10. Kelvin

    Hi Ayumi! Love your skill builds! There are a great help :D

    Noticed a small error though. The skill “Rose Carte Finale” hits 15 enemies at 700% x 6 damage. The full description from MSEA at the moment goes: Consumes MP by 200, attacks 15 enemies on screen 6 times with damage of 700%. Attacks 6 enemies around the cards twice with damage of 100% for a specific period of time. Cooltime 90 seconds.

    Your current description is: Damage: 100%, Max Enemies Hit: 6, Number of Hits: 2

    I think you might have misread the description ><

  11. lifeless

    i/l , hero , pala , cs , db , xbow , bm missing from SKILL THAT CAN BE STOLEN IN RED UPDATE

  12. oPhantomL0rd

    Hi Ayumi! Do you think that Kaiser is stronger or Phantoms are stronger on the RED patch?

  13. Ayumilove Post author

    @HuntingU: Thanks for your feedback. I have corrected the skill points for Blason from 15/20 to 14/20.

  14. HuntingU

    Can you change the skill distribution for Blason(3rd job) because if you max all the other skills,there can only be 14sp into Blason and not 15sp

  15. Ayumilove Post author

    @Dr.Will: That’s strange. During my time when I was on my Phantom, I could not find Bishop’s Holy Symbol Skill. It wasn’t listed in the skill window. Perhaps GMS had already fixed it or so.

  16. Dr.Will

    Hey Ayumi, just recently i’ve just stolen Holy Symbol from a nearby bishop. I was kinda baffled when you said that Holy Symbol can’t be stolen anymore. So i’ve tested myself to see if it was true. The server i was on was GMS on El Nido.

  17. helpmepls

    Is dark knight or phantom stronger after red? Phantom with iron body, rage,croos surge and arrow platter

  18. Mastel

    Ayumi, can you update the list of Steal-able skill After RED? mostly I want to know Dual Blade and Cannooneer skill ?

  19. Ayumilove Post author

    @Ghost: I have tested with my Phantom, this job is unable to steal Holy Symbol after RED Patch. I’m not sure whether Phantom who had previously stolen Holy Symbol are able to cast those skills. Based on my skill-steal experience, only active skills without any passive characteristics are able to be copied/stolen by Phantom.

  20. Brandon

    Hi Ayumi, why the title says Phantom thief? I thought the job is name only Phantom? Sorry to interrupt you, I know this is a small matter, but could you somehow change the title from Phantom Thief to only Phantom? Haha, just want to let you know about this.

  21. Lady

    Hi Ayumi, I’m trying to decide between making a phantom or a bandit. Which one do you think is more fun? Which one is easier without funding? Also Phantom can only steal skill from explorer, and I have a feeling there is less Explorer now than before. Is it still easy to find the skill you wanna steal?
    I’m playing GMS.
    Thank you for your opinion. Your site is wonderful. It is the best source for Maplestory I have found.

  22. Shadow

    Hi.. pls help me in this moment i play europa maple and dmg mille dmg 30 points is 120 % … i dont know how is better RAPID FIRE OR MILLE … PLS HELP ME I REALLY BAD FOR THIS .. TY AYUMI U WEB PAG ITS ALL <3

  23. Prospering

    LongPham, personally I play both classes and feel phantom is more fun. For dmg, I feel phantom is more mobile and able to do more dmg with heavy funding but wind archer is good too. For bossing, phantom is way better cos they have Arrow Blaster which is 2X faster than Wind Archer’s bossing skill

  24. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Jason, I’ll grab Advanced Blessing for its high accuracy and weapon/magic attack :) Best for training against higher level monsters.

  25. Jason

    Which skills should I steal for 4th Job? I don’t know which one to choose.
    I have either Eight Legged Easton,Sharp Eyes, or Advanced Blessing.

  26. Philip

    How much Luk% and Weapon Attack would I need to be hitting 200k Per line with Mille Aiguilles(Buffed).

  27. LongPham

    Hi ayumi i wanted to ask between wind archer and phantom which one is better interm of damage , bossing , fun i dont mind fuding one but i just had the meso to fund one so what should i pick ?

  28. neonsailor

    I’m a Phantom lvl 69 and on my second skill set, it says I have 4 skill points I haven’t used. Do you know why? :O Or when I can use them?

  29. Carte

    Im a phantom already level 100+ and im womdering when I can get auto judgment draw. Its not in the beginner section and I dont have the auto/Manuel option. Is it a bug, do I have to do something? Or is it part of a quest?

  30. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi JonahanDFM, in my opinion, playing a class without any funding is possible provided that you have *many* characters to provide you with link skills. Create all 9 characters that has Link Skills and link them to your primary character. Also set up your Character Card Deck to gain some MaxHP , MaxMP and stat boosts. I’m currently playing mid-funding. Without funding, its difficult to reach higher level faster.

  31. JonahanDFM

    Ayumi youre web its the best!

    i wanna ask you something… i like the phantom class but i dont have any nx and any mesos…

    my question is: can i be a good phantom without funding?

  32. Ayumilove Post author

    @Jason: Definitely Kaiser! It’s raw damage is far superior compared to Phantom in many ways. Plus it has all those Weapon Attack Buff Skills. Phantom truly shines when they steal the correct abilities and put them in 1 good collection, but still will be around 7/10 power of Kaiser Transformed. And this ratio changes tide for Kaiser untransformed.

  33. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Jean, sorry I do not know when Phantom will appear but they have a high probability of re-appearing to celebrate their anniversary of first arriving in MapleStory or when they decide to celebrate Legendary Hero anniversary or at a random date.

  34. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi maplerx:D, yes I will update when there are new skills released for all affected jobs in RED!

  35. Jean

    Hi, Ayumi, Do you know when will phantom reappear on GMS? and what does resistance against Elemental and Status Effect means? thanks

  36. Jean

    Hi ayumi, do you know when phantom will reappear in GSM? And what does elemental resistance means? Thanks

  37. maplerx:D

    hey ayumilove will you be updating the recommended list of skills+the revamped skills for phantom after RED? thanks!

  38. mnoob

    Hi Ayumi,
    How will the RED update affect Phantoms if DB’s skills can now be stolen and they can get a buff from Drk’s Cross Over Chain? How strong will they be compared to DB then?

  39. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Fanboys, Phantom themselves are kinda weak but it can vary depending on what skills you steal to boost your stats up. The skills I used for my Phantom for training is Haste (1st Job) + Rage (2nd Job) + Holy Symbol (3rd Job) + Advanced Blessing (4th Job). For bossing, switch Holy Symbol with Concentrate (3rd Job). When you have a Phantom that buffs a Xenon with these skills, the damage raises up to 1.5X . Unbelievable.

  40. Fanboys

    Hi ayumi, what are the pros and cons of phantom? Is phantom considered weak compare to other classes?

  41. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi OMG, grab Xenon. Its currently the best all-rounded character with highest damage output. This is followed by Kaiser, Demon Slayer and few other Legendary Heroes + Mechanic + Angelic Buster. Regular adventurer does not deal much damage compared to the latest classes.

  42. OMG

    Ayumilove ! Please help me to choose a job to play based on my favourite.

    1) High Dmg output.
    2) Nice looking skill.
    3) Still OP even wearing beginner eq.

    I currently playing Maplesea server and I am confused with the job in maple. ( I just join maple big family xD) please help me :D

  43. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Elta, for training purposes I use Haste (1st Job) + Rage (2nd Job) + Holy Symbol (3rd Job) + Sharp Eyes / Weapon Attack Skill (4th Job). If low on HP, switch Rage with Hyper Body (2nd Job) for 40% extra HP temporarily.

  44. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Snowball, thanks for your feedback. Previously, my Phantom is able to do that without canceling the buff.

  45. snowball

    ayumi u cant use both arrow rain and holy symbol in gms cause it takes away the buff once u swap out and it has a delay b4 u can use the swaped skill

  46. elta

    will skills steal work the same way on RED job? cause i only see guide on old school explorer skills. (not really looking very hard coz RED is not out on SEA yet, just tot i would train a phantom in adv before RED comes)

    also, LOVE ur guide. been using it since i came back to maple 3 months ago and train up all the new job that i miss.

    on other note. any skill steal suggestion for solo player? one set for training and one for bossing and other is there just coz it’s FUN.

  47. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Snowball, you can steal skills from another character if they are located in Free Market Room where they set up their shops. Not at the Free Market Lobby that has access to all Free Market Room Portals from 1 to 24.

  48. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi KarmicWolves, Phantom Thief has received their nerfed after they have launched in GMS and MSEA. Don’t get carried away with nerf. Just have fun with it :)

  49. KarmicWolves

    Is this pre nerf or post nerf? I played phantom when they first came out and got to 13x, but i lost that account. I had to start over and now they seem to be weak as well or have dps that is rather pathetic. I would be most appreative if you could reply :) Oh and what class would be good if phantoms are so nerfed? I love phantoms, but they got screwed big time.

  50. AngelicLuminous

    Hi ayumilove, I’m pretty sure the hyper skill Mille Aiguilles – Top Speed increases attack speed by 10, not increase number of targets.

  51. Nick

    Hi, I can’t find any information on this, but what do the upgraded secondary weapons (the cards) do? i mean the 4 weapons-Carte magique, Carte Fantasmagique, Carte Magnifique, and Carte Finale. They each are the same except they look different, require different levels, and cost different amounts. For most of the other classes these items give stats, but not for Phantoms. Also, you buy these items from Neville, the Secondary weapon seller in cities. Thanks

  52. Blit

    Buff Mastery works actually, it’s a toggle skill, we just don’t get the passive M. Atk increase.
    It works wonderfully with Final Judgement Draw if you have other ways to extend the duration, endless drain.
    Buff Mastery can be stolen from all 4th job mage.
    Just wondering if there’s anyway to obtain level 13 Buff Mastery?

  53. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi anonymous, I have fixed Piercing Vission Critical Rate from 50% to 30% at Level 20 (MAX LEVEL).

  54. anonymous

    Hi Ayumi, thanks, however, I noticed piercing vision was actually nerfed to 30% at level 20

  55. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi anonymous, I tried with my Phantom (Level 140+) that it does not get the passive effects. It only consider the active effects +40WA (upon buffing up yourself) with Dark Harmony excluding any passive effects.

  56. anonymous

    hm ayumi, if a skill such as dark harmony was stolen, will I have both the effects of +40 WA (active) and ignore 30% def(passive effect from the same skill). Or I only get the +40 WA when using dark harmony?

  57. iFateTwister

    Ayumi can I know why I have extra 4 skill points from 2nd job after maxing all skills?

  58. iFateTwister

    Ayumi please change the 2nd job skills, Devil’s Luck max level is 5, Cane Mastery and Booster is 10

  59. jl94

    Hi Ayumi, comparing the current phantom’s damage with the one before it was nerfed, how much lower is its damage after the post-nerf update? I have a level 96 phantom, so I’m not sure if I should continue to train it or wait for maple to revamp it(which I’m hoping for) Thank you :)

  60. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi EpicPootis, you can’t steal passive skills such as Buff Mastery as it will not appear within your steal-skill list.

  61. EpicPootis

    Hi

    Is it a good idea to steal Buff Mastery from Bishops since they give buff duration +50%? Or does the additional buff duration not apply for Phantom buffs?

    Thanks in advance.

  62. Harry

    I have a Lv. 127 Phantom and I do not have a potential for the purple card… so how do I get one? LOL. (I bought it from the secondary weapon shop since I never got one for free)

  63. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Kanna Karma, I have added missing Phantom Hyper Skills today, thanks for the notice :)

  64. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Kanna Karma, before the Big Bang and Tempest Update, Cleric Heal skill is based on your INT (Intellect, Intelligence, Intelligent Stats) whereas after is based on your min-max damage range. Therefore, more Magic Attack (MA) and INT is always better for increasing your healing potency as a Magician whereas non-Magician would be determined by their primary stats. For Phantom who steals Heal Skill, it would be LUK and Weapon Attack that increases it min-max damage. In short, increase your min-max damage and Cleric’s Heal Skill will replenish one’s HP more.

  65. Kanna Karma

    Ayumi a noticed that when lumi cast his magic boost on me my heal(stolen from bishop) becomes more effective(more heal) does magic attack effect effects wizard skill or does it only apply to heal?

  66. Anon-X

    Ayumi,

    Just letting you know that in 2nd job, Carte Mille’s master level has been lowered to 15, Devil’s Luck has been lowered to 5, and both Cane Mastery and Cane Booster have been lowered to 10.
    In 3rd job, Final Feint, Mist Mask, and Bad Luck Ward have had their master levels lowered to 10.

    Also, the higher the Final Feint skill is raised, the more HP is recovered when you are revived. At max level, Final Feint restores 100% of HP

  67. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Kagami Arata, its not possible to steal Enrage as its a passive skill.

  68. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Stylofaux, not fun since their damage is a little low. Instead, I use it as my mule to buff up my primary character (Kaiser/Demon Slayer) with stolen party skills such as Advanced Blessing (from Bishop), Rage (from Fighter), Sharp Eyes (from 4th Job Bowman), Haste (from Thief), Hyper Body (from Spearman).

  69. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Passerby, the lock is easy to kill. For me, I stole a range skill from Archer/Pirate and shoot the lock from far since it keeps knocking back me.

  70. passerby

    any tips on how to do 4th job advancement? Maplesea Season 2 patch..advancement is at level 100 and its so hard to kill the lock -_-“

  71. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Kagami Arata (anime spring 2013?), open up your Skill Management UI (User Interface) by activating or double clicking the LoadOut skill located in your Beginner Skill Tab. You can assign to LoadOut skill to your Quickslot to make it easier to add and remove a skill. This will pop up the Skill Management UI, from there, you can switch the stolen skills with a different one if you want to keep that skill for other usage.

  72. Shadow

    Amazing, Thank you for the help. I have a question though…I notice the Max Skill Level on the 4th job is different from what I see when I log in. I have not played maple since July 2012, and even then it was just for 4 days…Now that I am getting “back”…I love the phantom character I have, your guide is so helpful.

  73. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Zakum, I couldn’t give you my opinion on this, maybe someone else will be able to haha. I own a Phantom and its pretty much easier to level up compared to my newbie Battle Mage. Would that be said as more powerful? My Kaiser trains much more easier compared to Angelic Buster, therefore I could say faster leveling = stronger?

  74. Pacman

    Wasnt sure which topic to post on but, ive been using your guides for a little while now and have to say they all extremely good, but im having trouble deciding which class to actually stick with – the fun classes seem to suck damage wise, was just wondering which would be your favorite class overall – damage/fun kinda thing (Im on EMS so dont have hayato/kanna yet)

  75. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi chun nam, check this guide http://ayumilove.net/best-maplestory-methods-to-increase-damage-guide/

  76. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Speed, thanks for the info. I have tested this before with my Phantom Thief but had not updated the guide yet. Will do so now :)

  77. Speed

    “It is commented that Phantom can’t steal skill in Freemarket.” Idk if this is a typo but you CAN steal in free market, you just have to go through the portals first where the stalls are and then you can steal from actual players stalling

  78. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Ali Shakeel, the video does not have audio?

    Hi all, I have done some updates to the 2nd, 3rd and 4th job skill build based on my experience with Phantom job by prioritizing the best skills for faster leveling :)

  79. DeSnowy

    @shadow the max level of the skill depends on the person u copied it from. E.g. Your copying skill is 20, but the person u copied a skill from has the skill added only till 17, that means the skill u stole would be 17

  80. shadow

    One other simple question, lets say i copied savage blow and my skill copy is lvl 1, now that i have the skill savage blow, lets say i just used all my SP because i’d saved them all and now i maxed that skill copying skill to max lvl, will that skill(savage blow) become max lvl or do i have to recopy the skill(savage blow) for my skill(savage blow) to take effect to be max lvl?

  81. shadow

    If i copy a skill can i remove it and replace it with another skill?

    Example-I copied savage blow and now i want to replace it and have holy arrow. Is it possible?

    Also can i copy back that 1st skill b4 i’d replaced it?

    Example-i copied savage blow and now i want to replace it and have holy arrow. But then i decided i want to have back savage blow. Is it possible?

  82. Ayumilove Post author

    Thanks DeSnowy for contributing your scrolling techniques! For unfunded players who just started, I would go for a 7 x 100% weapon attack (bought from NPC) or scroll a couple of 60% scrolls if those are obtain from monster drops. Simple way to get at least 5 WA (Weapon Attack Boost).

  83. DeSnowy

    @digit another way to make an equipment good for the not so funded people like myself is to hammer your cane. After that, scroll it with full 60% scrolls (use a clean slate/reverse scroll to recover failed slots). After that use ees to further improve the cane. Take for instance my imperial jester with 114 wa base: 114+(2×10)+(3×3)=143 wa. Hope this helps

  84. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi digit, there is a way to scroll a godly Thief cane but it would cost lots of meso. Usually funded players would try to have at least 3 x 10% stat scrolls success in a row (or use the 30% success rate scroll that has the benefit of 10% Cane Scroll Attack). And the remaining uses 60% scrolls. Also apply 2 x hammer for additional 2 more scrolling slots. If the item is not yet potential, do that first, otherwise you might end up destroying the godly scrolled item. Use Premium Cube to make it EPIC with 3 liner (potential stats) with +18% (6% x 3) attack or with useful buff (example: ignore enemy defense). Too much work for a simple game :D I could create a flash game simulator for this lol.

  85. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi WenWen, there are 2 ways to get out. If you have a scroll to the nearest town then use it. Otherwise, sacrifice your character by jumping down from a high platform to reduce health to zero. You will not lose any EXP (experience points) if your character dies in a town area.

  86. phantomZX789

    Hey anybody know if u can use Scissors of karma or Platinum scissors of karma on persona raven (phantom hat) please reply if u know thx

  87. Weewen

    I hv a demon slayer character Name:WeeWen … i stuck in the halloween event! I tried to click NPC bt nothing happens.i cant go out from there…. :( i had tried to click everythings in the map i can. I had stuck in thr since october when the halloween event just start. and i thought i can go out when the event end,but no… HELP !! Does anyone know what’s wrong? Your help would be greatly appreciated. THANKSSSSSSS :(((

  88. Weewen

    I hv a demon slayer character Name:WeeWen … i had trapped in the halloween event! I tried to click NPC bt nothing happens.i cant go out from there…. :( i had tried to click everythings in the map i can. I had trapped in thr since october when the halloween event just start. and i thought i can go out when the event end! HELP !! PLs tel me the way to go out or HACK.. i lik the character so much T_T Pls Help ~THANKSSSSSSSS :(((

  89. Weewen

    I hv a demon slayer character Name:WeeWen … i had trapped in the halloween event! I tried to click NPC bt nothing happens.i cant go out from there…. :( i had tried to click everythings in the map i can. I had trapped in thr since october when the halloween event just start. and i thought i can go out when the event end! HELP !! PLs tel me the way to go out or HACK.. i lik the character so much T_T THANKSSSSSSSS :(((

  90. RaikaZero

    Same I hate to say it investing so many points in Blason and not using it is kinda stupid. Still not using Mille as much, just using some stolen skills like Chain Lightning. So much more effective.

  91. Crying Phantom

    Yea, i totally agree. Im 132 now, and i barely even touch Blason… Honestly Mille is much faster :X i wish i were pumping my skills according to your recommendation :(
    Btw, good job on your guide. It really helps alot!

  92. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Crying and Alzert, my Phantom also maxes Blason because I used it more often than Rapier Wit lol. But Blason would be replaced with Mille Aiguilles in 4th Job whereas Blason damage increases with the 4th job Penumbre. If you don’t intend to level much on 4th Job but just have some fun instead of being worried of each and every skills, just max Blason Fantome. It does not affect much.

  93. Crying Phantom

    Yea, like Kenneth, i max Blason, coz i dont usually use rapier wit alot.. Blason had been my main attacking skill. What do you think?

  94. Alzert

    I wan to ask something, if my phantom thief stole and copy other adventurer job skill. Can i remove out from the slot from loadout skill?

  95. Ayumilove Post author

    See the LIST OF SKILL THAT ARE RECOMMENDED TO STEAL/COPY FOR PHANTOM THIEF. It is located in the middle of the guide. For casual players, just use the auto-ap distribution. It will automatically not add any DEX if your equipment provides more DEX on that particular level. Otherwise, if you have some future planning on how your character should be develop, assuming you have some other account that has scrolled equipment with LUK/DEX, then you can cap it depending on how much LUK/DEX it would provide.

  96. Onyxfreak

    Hi! :D. can i know what is the best skill for phantom to steal from 1st job – 4th job? couse im a little confused o.o. btw, should i cap my dex at 70 or below if im not a funded player?

  97. Vincent

    what is phantom catageory ? legend ? adventure ? Cynus ? or Risistance? , from what i see is legend

  98. Nameless

    HI ayumi,i would like to ask if phantom steals shadow patner,can it stack wif rapid fire and shoot double???

  99. KK

    Other than RapidFire what else we can steal? What is the difference between RapidFire and Hurricane? Which is the better?

  100. Bleh

    When i equip a dagger, the card doesnt get unequipped, and i can still use impeccable mamory 1 2 and 3. Is this supposed to happen?

  101. Hua

    Note: Carte Blanche works when your Phantom is Lv30~120. Once you have completed your 4th Job Advancement your Judgment Draw/Deck gets upgraded, 1 SP will be automatically added into the skill Carte Noire.

    Carte Noire will replace Carte Blanche from now on.

  102. Hua

    @Deity:
    I have tested it with a Lv30 and a Lv120 card. My result: I don’t see any difference. The Deck fills up at the same speed rate regardless which Lv card you use.

    Like I said before the skills Carte Blanche and Carte Noire (and your Critical Rate) determines how fast you charges up your Deck.

    The skill descriptions tells you what it does: Upon a succesfull critical attack, card appears at % chance.

    The higher your Critical Rate + maxed skills for both, the faster your Deck gets filled up.

    Well I know you tried to provide information, but the thing that disturbs, is you came here as: I have a Phantom and that you know a thing or two. If you want to provide information, you do need to make sure things are correct.

    If you still thinks the Lv120 card fills up the Deck faster than a lower Lv card, go test it again.

  103. Hua

    @Deity
    I am training my Phantom too, whether you knew that or not about the Deck that got upgraded from 20 to 40, you didn’t pay attention to it xD.

    And I am still unsure about how much faster your deck gets charged up with higher level cards. If it really works like that.

    I am using a Lv30 card at moment (I do have a Lv120, I will transfer it later) and it charges my Deck to maximum capacity very fast.

    Anyway if your info is correct about the cards, there should be more people who know about this. So they can support your info.

    My Phantom is currently 158 (I could have been 164 at least) I am staying at Lv158/159 for Azwan. So I can choose to solo or to party to get my Honor EXP. I won’t be able to solo if I wanted to if I was Lv160 (Attack – Hard Mode). Not sure what your level is but if you are below my level, pretty sure you will pass my level. :P

    I am working on my Honor, trying to get it to Lv70. (currently Lv52)

  104. Deity

    @Hua,
    Well, I’m still training with my phantom actually (makes frustrated face) so I didn’t know that (ikr) so thanks for that. Also, where I’m getting this information from… ME! :p

  105. Deity

    No problem, besides, lots of people think that’s what cards do. P.S. I’m actually a sort of fan since you give the best info on maplestory

  106. Hua

    @Deity:

    ‘Also, the last shield you buy will increase your card deck from 20 cards to 40 cards.’

    This is wrong. When your phantom gets the 4th Job Advancement your Deck gets upgraded to 40. That is because the Judgment Draw skill gets upgraded.

    And my Phantom is still using a Lv30 card, and yes my Deck has 40 cards.

    and this ‘each new shield increases how fast you get cards’…
    I didn’t know about that. But where do you get this information?

    So far I know only these two skills helps you charge up your Deck faster:
    Carte Blanc and Carte Noire.

    Just like Ayumilove I thought the cards were only for Potential stats.

  107. Ayumilove Post author

    @Deity:

    Thanks for the information! I’ll be adding it to the guide above! I thought cards are only for Potential Stats.

  108. Deity

    Sorry about that, but what I was saying was you can buy new shields from the weapon and armor seller on the lumiere. The shields are actually your cards, and you only need to be a certain level just to buy them-which means you don’t need a quest to get them (about time a shield like that came up). Also, the last shield you buy will increase your card deck from 20 cards to 40 cards. AND (yes I’m still going) each new shield increases how fast you get cards. Please add this information as it is VERY important to players who need more chances to use Judgment Draw. Thank you.

  109. Ayumilove Post author

    @ConfusedRaik:

    Continual Aiming is Pirate 4th Job Skill (Corsair). GMS renamed it as Parrotargeting. http://ayumilove.net/maplestory-pirate-skill-build-guide/

    Thanks for the note on cooldown starts.

  110. Ayumilove Post author

    @anonymous: Thanks for the notice! I have corrected Final Feint skill description.

  111. anonymous

    you got final feint wrong. the skill stays on until you die, not 5-100 seconds. also the cool down is wrong, at lvl 1 its 1755 seconds and at 20 its 900 seconds. the buff will stay and when you will die you will revive with X% of your health. X being 5*skill level.
    cool down takes effect at the second you cast it or at the second you die.

  112. ConfusedRaika

    Chirstine, the skills that Phantom used at the begining were just effects (or the stuff they do in movies.) This is explained to you by the manservant on the Lumiere after the first quest.

    P.S The prequest for Zakum is broken for Phantom because you need to ask a job instuctor to allow you yet the thief instuctor doesn’t think your a thief.

  113. Ayumilove Post author

    You are right Christine! Good Catch! Phantom was using some 4th Job Skill Moves such as Bowmaster’s Storm of Arrows (aka Hurricane). A flaw? Hahaha

  114. Christine

    uhm…. in the cut scene when phantom confronts hilla, HE’S ONLY LVL 10 HOW DOES HE USE IMPECCABLE MEMORY 1,2,3 AND 4??????????????

  115. Calvin

    Hello Ayumi,

    There has been some changes into the skills such as the names, damage, etc. but I will name some that are off of the top of my head.

    Blason Fantome > Blason.
    Penombre’s Level 1 damage is now 505% and Level 30 is 600% damage.
    Aria Amour and Pouvoir Emprunte have been changed to something funky. Just thought I’d help you out with the updated skills for Phantom. :)

  116. Hua

    ‘hi Hua, that is strange for Phantom, usually it should pop up a warning message stating that its not recommended to use SP from higher jobs into lower jobs.’

    Hi Ayumilove,

    It is not for every job like that. It is the same for Evan, Mercedes, Demon Slayer and I am sure more jobs has this (I think the all jobs from Resistance Class, so Battle Mage and Mechanic too).

  117. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi anonymous,

    After checking the internet regarding dodge and avoid, both are not mix together but calculated differently.

    If you play or seen Shadower/Night-Lord (4th Job Thief) in action, they have this skill called Shadow Shifter. What this skill does is dodge enemy attacks. If dodge is successful, they will do a F2 (Happy-Smiling Face). Example: Shadow Shifter has 40% Dodge Rate at max level, in short 40% chance to dodge/avoid that attack.

    If their Shadow Shifter wasn’t able to dodge that attack, the Avoid Rate Formula kicks in, computing your Avoid Rate vs Monster’s Accuracy using square root formula. SquareRoot(Your-Avoid) subtracting SquareRoot(Monster-Accuracy) gives a raw Dodge Rate. Example: You have 400 avoid and monster has 9 accuracy, squarerooting both will give 20 vs 7. Subtracting each other (20-3=17) gives 17% Secondary Dodge.

    If monster dodges that 17% secondary dodge, it will show up a MISS symbol.

    Considering if you have skill and equipment that has Avoidability %, it will multiply that secondary dodge rate. Example: All your avoidability skills plus scrolled equipment gives a total of +50% Avoidability, therefore 17% * 1.5 gives 25.5% dodge rate.

    Take note that MapleStory Avoidability Formula also factors in LUK (Luck) and DEX (Dexterity) when determining whether a monster can hit you with its accuracy. Since Phantom has 70% Avoidability from skills alone plus high luck (LUK), he/she will be easily dodging enemies with that too, much more than an Adventurer/Explorer thief as it is a Legendary Thief from the past.

    MapleStory Formula might have changed after Pre-BB and Post-BB (BB = Big Bang Update/Patch), so the formula above might differ.

  118. passerby

    ty ayumi
    ya same like merc the starting skill is weird since i bang into the mobs which cuz lots of hp…escpecially the high ones

    for jester i can nvr enter the mansion there keep say u cant enter.. i dun remember nid do any quest for it so i was wondering must u hav a certain lvl or fame requirements?

  119. Ayumilove Post author

    hi Hua, that is strange for Phantom, usually it should pop up a warning message stating that its not recommended to use SP from higher jobs into lower jobs.

  120. Hua

    A quote from your 4th Job build.
    ‘Dump remaining SP into 2nd/3rd job skill if you see fit.’

    Phantoms can’t put higher job advancement SP into lower job advancement skills. At the moment I have unused 30 SP in 4th Job, it shows 0 SP in 1st, 2nd and 3rd Job.

  121. anonymous

    actually you know? i checked again and the skills other then 3rd job say avoid rate and 3rd job mist mask says dodge rate, so i figured it works like this:
    you have 70% avoid rate, if the monster happen to hit you, you have 30% chance to dodge the hit. that gives us a total 79% avoid rate.

  122. Ayumilove Post author

    Oh yeah, I miss that out. It should be 100% Avoid then. However, MapleStory formula does not permit 100% Avoid, at maximum is 95% Avoid because previously hackers took advantage of 100% Avoid as God Mode. If you can’t be hit by monsters for x number of times, MapleStory will force 1 attack that has 100% accuracy to hit your character to proof you are not hacking, otherwise you will be auto-ban.

  123. anonymous

    Ayumilove, what about mist mask for 3rd job? it says Permanently increases dodge rate

  124. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Anonymous, They only have 70% avoid.
    job0 : Dextrous Training (20%)
    job1 : Feather Foot (30%)
    job4 : Carte Noir (20%)

  125. anonymous

    so basically after 4th job they have 100% avoid?
    job 0-20%
    job I-30%
    job III=30%
    job IV=20%

  126. Ayumilove Post author

    The guide is to max everything except Blason Fantome. Final Feint is maxed followed by Mist Mask.

  127. Please Answer quick

    Sorry, I meant mist mask. Anyhow, I would personally take +60 luk over 30% dodge rate. Can I have your opinion?

  128. Please Answer quick

    So you’re saying not to put anything into final feint? Im confused as to why not. I would think that it would be more useful then maxing Mist max because of the added 60 luk.

  129. Ayumilove Post author

    Thanks for the notice Passerby, I have now included Judgement into the skill build. Actually, its maxed just before Vortex of Doom. For me, I just use Dark Thrust (2nd Job Rush skill) + Carrion Breath. Much more effective in terms of using Fury. As long as your Fury skills can kill them, it allows you to spam Fury skills all the way without using Slash. If the combo technique as mentioned by others can kill them easily compared to slashing while allowing you to spam often, use that instead.

  130. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Passerby,

    You can max Rapier Wit first or last, depending on where you train. If you train in a large map, go with Carte Mille + Rapier Wit combo (there is a large delay after casting both of them), so hopefully you can kill those mobs in those 2 skills. For me, I prefer maxing Blason Fantome since I train on powerful mobs and rushing through them with Rapier Wit might get myself hurt from their retaliation.

    For Jesters, go to NLC (New Leaf City), take the White Limousine Cab to the Haunted House (Mansion), enter inside, and go to the highest platform where you can see the fireplace, stand there and press UP. This will teleport you to the chimney area where there are springs that rocket you up. Twisted Jesters is located on the highest platform.

  131. passerby

    oh ty but maxing raper wit last is that gud? i thought maybe cap blason last?

    *i really hope you could answer my other questions :(

  132. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Passerby,

    Yes, it makes a very powerful skill. I’ll have to update my Phantom guide again. Thanks for the note :) Personally, I train without using much Rapier Wit, just Phantom Swiftness and Mille Aiguilles in a small-medium size map.

    Regarding Nautilus Strike, it deals awesome damage but the cooldown is what makes it not suitable for training apart from just flashing it around.

  133. passerby

    and also 1 more thing demon slayer skill vengence just deal dmg to mob that hits him rite doesnt incereases its def rite?

  134. passerby

    hey ayumi,
    1st and foremost all ur guides are pratcially awesome! ty very much
    but i would like to ask a few things :
    -on 3rd job u ask not to add raper wit but when i see on 4th job penombre adds its base atck by up to 50% dmg wont that make it a very powerful skill since it can be comboed with penombre?
    -for canonner u ask not to max nautilus strike but instead max MW and Hero’s Will (i remmerbered ther’s one place u posted b4 that tis 2 skill can be given off by a bs and therefore not that esential to be max as u had not recommend it to max by a merc
    -for demon slayer, u did not add judgement at all and vortex of doom is not max, i read other places about a combo where ppl use vortex to pull mob close to u, use carion breath den finish them off with judgement so i was wondering whether is this gud or not
    -how to get to jester?(i know it is inside the haunted mansion but i cant seem to enter the mansion)
    *i hope u can help me ps if not all question about phantom :P

  135. Ayumilove Post author

    Good idea serbester! I haven’t seen anyone done that before, you could be the first person to try stealing Priest Door :)

  136. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Tyson,
    I think Phantom canes *magically* transforms into the weapon such as wand when casting magician spells or transforms into spear when using dragon knight skills.

  137. Tyson

    Whoops! Sorry, I was under the impression that the Phantom could equip other weapons (Claw, wand, etc.) if he had stolen the Mastery for it. Nevermind!

  138. serbester

    thx,now i understand. Last question, is there any way skill to go over the `cancel weapon attack buff`

  139. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi serbester,
    The throwing cards should be Phantom’s version of Final Attack where every critical attack has a chance to trigger auto-throw card. This skill is known as Carte Blanc.

  140. serbester

    because i see some youtube video with ppl throwing cards and using rapid fire, dunno leh, hhahah

  141. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Tyson,
    Thanks for your appreciation! Regarding your question, what do you mean by best weapon? Do you mean which Canes that Phantom should use?

  142. Tyson

    I’d just like to really thank you Ayumilove! It’s your guides that have gotten me back into Maplestory and I wanted to compliment how well-written and effective they are. Keep up the good work and an extra thanks for being so active in the reply box too!

  143. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi ConfuseRaik,
    Thanks for the info! The next best place you can steal is probably at Party Quest Lobby Area, where everyone meets up to join party and perform the quest together.

  144. ConfusedRaika

    The Pirate skills are still messed up in GMS you can’t steal good ones yet. Not till the pirate revamp that is.

  145. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi ConfusedRaik,

    Perhaps that Phantom was using Buccaneer’s Dark Clarity (Pirate’s 2nd Job Skill) which buffs yourself with +30 Weapon Attack but also increases their accuracy too, which is much better than Warrior Rage. The icon of Dark Clarity is same as Jett’s Dark Clarity.

    Admiral Wings is a Marauder Skill (Pirate 3rd Job Skill) which reduces damage taken when enemy attacks you. Its a supportive skill that acts similarly to Warrior 4th Job Achilles Passive Skill.

  146. ConfusedRaika

    On one videos the Phantom had a Jett/or what koreans have. From the skill icon, it looks like the Jett skill that gives 30ATT.

    P.S What is Admiral’s Wings in GMS?

  147. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi OnceAnonATim!
    Rapier Wit is actually capped. Sorry if it confuses you. I’ll reword the paragraph now to avoid others being confused too.

    Regarding the list of skills that Phantom can steal, the ones mentioned here are the ones recommended (top picked). There are lots more that can be mentioned but aren’t worth to be copied. You can view the Adventurer Skill Builds here for the list of other ACTIVE and SUPPORTIVE skills.

  148. OnceAnonATime

    Also, are all the skills you listed for Skill Swipe the recommended ones, while the ones with the asterisk being the highest recommended, or they the ONLY ones you can steal for each job, with the skill with the asterisk being the recommended one? Thanks! Also, great job with the whole phantom skill build guide. I’ll be sure to check out the rest. :)

  149. OnceAnonATime

    Hey!
    “Skill Build:
    1. Add 1 SP into Blason Fantome, Rapier Wit and Impeccable Memory III….
    5. Dump remaining SP into Rapier Wit.
    —-
    If you are a solo training person, you can steal AOE skill that hits enemies from both sides such as Arrow Eruption from Archer. If you are uninterested in any other job skills, max Rapier Wit, Piercing Vision and Impeccable Memory III after Blason Fantome is maxed.”

    **You said to dump the remaining SP into Rapier Wit, but then you said to max Rapier Wit.. I’m confused. And if you meant to max it IF I’m uninterested in other job skills, how would that make you end up maxing Rapier Wit. Please explain. Thanks!

  150. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Ad,
    Try disabling that skill in the Loadout, switch into something else. If that does not work, remove the Lucky Seven skill and try again.

  151. ad

    Hey Ayumi,

    since i “stole” the Lucky Seven-skill from an Nightwalker and changed weapon to a claw, I can’t use the Double Entendre anymore, even if i switch back to my original weapon. Please help and tell me what I can do?

  152. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Kyle, MapleStory Nexon has their own formula to calculate the heal amount. Try stealing a cleric’s heal and drain your health by bumping into monsters and then healing. See the link between your damage range and how much health is being restored. You could have your party members to join this fun experiment too and share the results here :)

  153. Kyle

    so if phantom steals heal from a cleric with lvl 20 impeccable memory II will the heal amount be based on his INT then? Because clerics use INT to determine its heal amount.

  154. Cookie

    @xoreos123. Drop money on the lader and jump over the guard from the top of the ladder.

  155. Darren

    Hey Ayumi, I’m wondering… Are you still continuing to make Hackerstory v2? Sorry if I might be late. I just have to know.

  156. xOreos123

    Hi Ayumi, I dont get how to bypass those guard in the first quest for the Phantom.. Any advice or techniques ?

  157. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi all, updated Phantom Thief skills with the Official Skill Names released by GMS Renegade/Justice Patch July 9 2012.

  158. ........

    ehh 1 small thing at 2nd job haste there’s (Thief) Haste: Temporarily increases Max HP and Max MP. should be 40 speed and 20 jump

  159. Demon

    awww thats bad… and if i stoled a skill like haste and i am 3rd job for example can i delete this skill and get another? for first job?

  160. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Demon, you can’t steal any other job skill apart from 5 Adventurers/Explorers (Warrior, Bowman, Archer, Thief, Pirate). Also, you can’t steal from Special Adventurer such as Dual Blade, Cannoneer (Cannon Shooter), Jett.

  161. mozkr

    i wanted to ask you something, i saw that in total for the first job you need 65 skill points to max all but i think you only get 61 total, does phantom gets additional sp???

  162. Randomone

    Hey Ayum, I think you got a mistake and you should max Luck of the thief Phantom, instead of it you should simply not max phantom charge which is a useless skill anyway.

  163. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Nolan, its said that you can steal attack skills from the 5 adventurers, why not give it a try in MapleStory?

  164. Nolan

    What type of skills can you steal? LIke can i steal a Attack from a Pirate Exp: Double shot?

  165. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Silver, the buff will disappear from you but remain on your party members. To answer your second question, the skill you stolen/copied from someone else will based on the Talent of Thief Level. So if the person Hyperbody is max, but your Talent of Thief is level 1, you only get Level 1 Hyperbody.

  166. Silver

    PD: If you steal from another character fron anyone else, u will steal that person skill lvl? or depending on which level you have your talent?

  167. Silver

    Can you use a Buff skill (ej. Hyperbody) and then switch to an active skill (ej. Threaten)? I mean, the buff still works? or dissapears?

  168. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Randoms,
    Actually Phantom Thief simply copies the skill from someone else, not stealing away from them :D

  169. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Randoms,
    Actually Phantom Thief simply copies the skill from someone else, not stealing away from them :D

  170. Ayumilove Post author

    You are right Ikraie! But MapleStory has to make Phantom Thief job more appealing to get more crowd to play the game, otherwise it gets boring using the same skills with different skill animations :)

  171. lkraie

    I sincerely believe that MS should nerf the 4th job spell steal to lvl 20 each.. too overpowered!

  172. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi pewpewranger, Luck of Phantom Thief grants passive LUK and if its cast (activated), it will grant you a protective buff, like a life insurance! So if you die during the buff is on, you will get full health, and it will start its cooldown. This cooldown is to prevent you from spamming this skill (if you try to kill yourself purposely) You won’t get more permanent LUK added if you die though, just think of it as a passive buff.

  173. pewpewranger

    the skill ” Luck of Phantom Thief Luck of Phantom Thief (Supportive)
    If you die during this buff is on, this buff will be removed and your health will be restored instantly with full health. Also passively increases base LUK (Luck)
    LV1: MP -300, Buff lasts for 5 sec. Cooldown 1155 sec. +3 LUK.
    LV20: MP -300, Buff lasts for 100 sec. Cooldown 300 sec. +60 LUK. ” is the luk added permanent? if that is so is it possible to keep on dying and adding luk?

  174. Snowboy8

    Justice comes out B4 Phantom, so Denny is right, haste is first job. Cards are used by certain skills and also act like Final Att, if u hit a Crit you will also attack the monster with a card.
    Steal build:
    1st job: Haste, Iron will, MG,
    2nd job: HB, Rage/Mental clarity/Karma (all rase att by 30),Heal/Bless or thunder bolt (faster training)
    3rd job: Combo Attack, HS, Combat orders
    4th job: Adv bless/SE, Chain lightning or Rapid fire (training or bossing)

    *Note: if GMS keeps PVP (highly unlikely)HB, CO and SE lose some of their usefulness

  175. Ayumilove Post author

    @DualBLDR2
    Phantom Thief uses “Cards” to attack enemies. These “cards” is skill-based. The cards are generated from each successful attack of a particular similarly to Crusader’s Combo Attack. It can’t be bought from shop like Arrows.

  176. DualBLDR2

    What does it mean by “cards”?
    Do you have to buy them from stores like arrows?

  177. NasiPadprik

    I thought, with the max magic mastery, all Magician attacking skills will be improved in damage. Otherwise, the damage will be very low sometimes right? Therefore, your damage of skills that you steal is basicly depends on ur attack range right?

  178. Ayumilove Post author

    @NasiPadprik:
    MapleStory Magic Mastery is based on the skill level, not weapon mastery. Assuming mirrored/stolen skill is Magic Claw, and Phantom Thief’s Copying Skill is at level 20, that Magic Claw is as strong as original Magician’s Level 20 Magic Claw.

  179. NasiPadprik

    So, if you steal Mage attacking skills, does damage will be low since no magic mastery? Or the damage is still high as it follows ur weapon mastery?

  180. ClewBird

    Wow nice, you used my video! :)
    Thank you!

    Nice job on this detailed overview on Phantom job!

  181. ayumilove Post author

    Hi Dylan,

    Since Phantom is originally a Thief, their attack will based on Physical Attack even though they copy and use Magician skills.

  182. S0ulWalk

    Hey ayumilove, I have one other question (I am actually anonymous). What is the max level for blanc carte, as in is it 10 or 20? Because of it is 10. Then every 2nd job skill can be maxed with 2 points left over. However if it is 20, then one skill will be left unmaxed in 2nd job, and one skill in 4th job also cannot be maxed since there’s no extra SP.

    Thanks.

  183. ayumilove Post author

    Hi Anonymous,

    Thanks for the Sharp Eyes!
    I have corrected Talent of Phantom Thief IV Master Level from 20 to 30.

  184. Anonymous

    Ummm… Ayumilove, isn’t the master level for Talent of Phantom Thief IV 30? That would mean that if you utilise the 2 leftover SP from 2nd Job, you can max everything except for one 3rd job skill that would be left at level 11.

  185. ayumilove Post author

    Hey Denny, GMS have not patch to Justice yet right? Therefore, Haste will still be on 2nd Job for Thief.