Maplestory Pirate Skill Build Guide V1

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Introduction

MapleStory Adventurer Pirate Job Selection Pirate is one of MapleStory Adventurer Jobs which has 2 professions you can choose in 2nd Job Advancement : Corsair (uses guns) and Buccaneer (uses knuckles). Both professions equip the same armor. Primary stat is DEX (Dexterity) and secondary stat is STR (Strength). You can become a Pirate by requesting Kyrin for guidance. She is the Pirate Job Instructor located in Nautilus Harbor. Pirates are blessed with outstanding dexterity and power, utilizing their guns for long-range attacks while using their power on melee combat situations. Gunslingers use elemental-based bullets for added damage, while Infighters transform to a different being for maximum effect.

Pirate Job Advancement
Pirate > Gunslinger > Outlaw > Corsair (Captain)
Pirate > Brawler > Marauder > Buccaneer (Viper)

MapleStory Pirate AP Stat Build
MapleStory Pirate Training Spots Level 1-200

Pirate 1st Job Skills

Common Skills

MapleStory Bullet Time Bullet Time
Permanently increases Accuracy, Maximum Speed, and Jump
LV1: +22 Accuracy, +2% Speed, +1% Jump.
LV10: +220 Accuracy, +20% Speed, +10% Jump.

MapleStory Sommersault Kick Somersault Kick
Attack 6 enemies within vicinity with a devastating somersault kick.
LV1: 8 MP, 229% Damage.
LV20: 16 MP, 305% Damage.

MapleStory Double Shot Double Shot (Active)
Attack 1 enemy 2 times with a gun.
LV1: 4 MP, 127% Damage.
LV20: 7 MP, 165% Damage.

MapleStory Dash Dash (Active + Supportive)
Temporarily boost Speed and Jump while receiving 100% anti-knockback if enemy hits you during your dash. Activate Dash by pressing arrow key (left/right) twice. Using Corkscrew Blow or Triple Fire during Dash increases its damage by double!
LV1: 9 MP, +5 Speed, +2 Jump, Lasts 4 sec.
LV10: 0 MP, +50 Speed, +20 Jump, Lasts 20 sec.

MapleStory Shadow Heart Shadow Heart (Passive)
Permanently increases critical hit rate and minimum critical damage.
LV1: +2% Critical Hit Rate, +1% Critical Minimum Damage.
LV10: +20% Critical Hit Rate, +10% Critical Minimum Damage.

Pirate Skill Build: Everything maxed except Somersault Kick.
1. Max Double Shot, Dash, Bullet Time and Shadow Heart.
2. Dump remaining SP into Somersault Kick.

Explanation:
You can switch to either Somersault Kick or Double Shot but its recommended to go for max Double Shot. Reason being, Pirate’s health is considerably low and if you train on high level monsters that has high EXP reward, their bump damage is severe and can easily kill you in 3-4 hits. Therefore, to be on safe side of not dying and losing EXP plus train conveniently without having to be close to monsters to attack, use Double Shot for any professions you will be taking for Pirate 2nd Job Advancement! If you plan to use Somersault Kick in the beginning, equip a polearm/spear instead of gun/knuckle to increase the skill attacking range!

Pirate 2nd Job Skills

Common Skills

MapleStory Physical Training Physical Training
Permanently increases Strength and Dexterity.
LV1: +3 Strength, +3 Dexterity.
LV10: +30 Strength, +30 Dexterity.

Gunslinger Skills

MapleStory Gun Mastery Gun Mastery (Passive)
Permanently increases gun mastery, accuracy and maximum bullets that can be carried.
LV1: +14% Gun Mastery, +12 Accuracy, +20 Bullet Capacity.
LV10: +50% Gun Mastery, +120 Accuracy, +200 Bullet Capacity.

MapleStory Gun Booster Gun Booster (Supportive)
[REQUIRE] LV5 Gun Mastery.
Temporarily doubles gun attack speed.
LV1: 29 MP, Lasts 20 sec.
LV10: 20 MP, Lasts 200 sec.

MapleStory Triple Fire Triple Fire (Active)
Attack 1 enemy 3 times.
LV1: 10 MP, 124% Damage.
LV20: 16 MP, 181% Damage.

MapleStory Rapid Blast Rapid Blast (Supportive)
Attack 4 enemies 3 times with bullets shot at incredible speed.
LV1: 8 MP, 93% Damage.
LV20: 20 MP, 131% Damage.

MapleStory Recoil Shot Recoil Shot (Active)
[REQUIRE] LV5 Wings
Retreat by using the powerful gun recoil while attacking 1 enemy simultaneously.
LV1: 12 MP, 186% Damage.
LV20: 24 MP, 300% Damage.

MapleStory Wings Wings (Active)
Press and hold JUMP key after performing a jump to descend slowly in mid air. Use arrow keys during that period to glide in air forward or backward. You can also attack during descend. Release JUMP key to fall instantly. MP Consumption decreases as the skill level increases.
LV1: 26 MP.
LV5: 10 MP.

MapleStory Infinity Blast Infinity Blast (Active + Supportive)
Temporarily use no bullets/ammo by spending a set of bullets upfront. This saves a lots of bullets/ammo when you are constantly shooting at multiple monsters at a safe strategic position.
LV1: 12 MP, Spend 180 Bullets, Lasts 116 sec.
LV5: 20 MP, Spend 100 Bullets, Lasts 180 sec.

Gunslinger Skill Build: Everything maxed except Recoil Shot.
1. Add 1 SP into Rapid Blast.
2. Add 5 SP into Gun Mastery and then 3 SP into Gun Booster.
3. Max Gun Mastery, Physical Training and Rapid Blast.
4. Max Infinity Blast, Gun Booster, Wings and Triple Fire.
5. Dump remaining SP into Recoil Shot.

Explanation:
Rapid Blast will be your primary attacking skill as a Gunslinger (Pirate 2nd Job) for leveling up. Max Gun Mastery, Physical Training and Rapid Blast to boost your skill’s damage. Max Triple Fire to unlock Rapid Fire (4th Job Skill) but max it last as its not efficient for training purposes.

Brawler Skills

MapleStory Knuckle Mastery Knuckle Mastery (Passive)
Permanently increases knuckle mastery and accuracy.
LV1: 14% Knuckle Mastery, +12 Accuracy.
LV10: 50% Knuckle Mastery, +120 Accuracy.

MapleStory Knuckle Booster Knuckle Booster (Supportive)
[REQUIRE] LV5 Knuckle Mastery.
Temporarily doubles knuckle attack speed.
LV1: 29 MP, Lasts 20 sec.
LV10: 20 MP, Lasts 200 sec.

MapleStory Corkscrew Blow Corkscrew Blow (Active)
Attack 6 enemies while rushing forward to knock-back them into clusters.
LV1: -10 MP, 284% Damage.
LV20: -20 MP, 360% Damage.

MapleStory Tornado Uppercut Tornado Uppercut (Active)
Attack 6 enemies with a powerful tornado uppercut.
LV1: -18 MP, 319% Damage.
LV20: -24 MP, 375% Damage.

MapleStory HP Boost HP Boost (Passive)
Permanently increases maximum HP.
LV1: +2% Max HP.
LV10: +20% Max HP.

MapleStory Perseverance Perseverance (Passive)
Periodically recover HP and MP.
LV1: Recover 1% HP and MP every 14 seconds.
LV10: Recover 5% HP and MP every 5 seconds.

MapleStory Dark Clarity Dark Clarity (Supportive)
Temporarily increases weapon attack and accuracy.
LV1: -15 MP, +1 Weapon ATT, +84 Accuracy, Lasts 66 sec.
LV20: -24 MP, +30 Weapon ATT, +160 Accuracy, Lasts 180 sec.

Brawler Skill Build: Everything maxed except Corkscrew Blow.
1. Add 1 SP into Corkscrew Blow and Tornado Uppercut.
2. Add 5 SP into Knuckle Mastery and 3 SP into Knuckle Booster.
3. Max Knuckle Mastery, Dark Clarity, Physical Training and Perseverance.
4. Max Tornado Uppercut, Knuckle Booster and HP Boost.
5. Dump remaining SP into Corkscrew Blow.

Pirate 3rd Job Skills

Common Skills

MapleStory Roll of the Dice Roll of the Dice (Supportive)
Roll a die to get a random buff. Roll a 1, and you get nothing.
LV1: -40 MP, Buff Lasts 66 sec, Cooldown 480 sec.
LV20: -60 MP, Buff Lasts 180 sec, Cooldown 180 sec.

Outlaw Skills

MapleStory Outlaw's Code Outlaw’s Code (Passive)
Permanently increase physical magical defense and MaxHP MaxMP.
LV1: +2% Defense, +30 MaxHP MaxMP.
LV20: +30% Defense, +600 MaxHP MaxMP.

MapleStory All Aboard All Aboard (Supportive)
Summons 1 of 3 crew member to temporarily attack nearby monsters. Each member provides supportive buff during their presence (Murat/Muirhat – increases critical damage by 10%, Valerie – increases critical chance by 10%, Jack – increase HP and MP by 20% and increase speed by 20%), the summons do 310%, 300%, and 240% damage respectively.
LV1: -25 MP, Lasts 63 sec. Cooldown 87 sec.
LV20: -25 MP, Lasts 120 sec. Cooldown 30 sec.

MapleStory Cross Cut Blast Cross Cut Blast (Supportive)
Create magical bullets and store them in inventory.
LV1: -20 MP, +11 Weapon ATT, 510 Bullets.
LV20: -35 MP, +30 Weapon ATT, 700 Bullets.

MapleStory Blackboot Bill Blackboot Bill (Active)
Attack and knock-back 6 enemies with the help of a summoned blackboot bill.
LV1: -23 MP, 658% Damage.
LV20: -35 MP, 734% Damage.

MapleStory Blunderbuster Blunderbuster (Active)
Attack 6 enemies 2 times with buckshot. Consumes 2 bullets per shot.
LV1: -20 MP, 355% Damage.
LV20: -32 MP, 450% Damage.

MapleStory Fullmetal Jacket Fullmetal Jacket (Passive)
Permanently increase critical rate and ignore a portion of enemy defense.
LV1: +11% Critical Hit Rate, 1% Defense Ignored.
LV20: +30% Critical Hit Rate, 20% Defense Ignored.

MapleStory Octo Cannon Octo-Cannon (Supportive)
Summons a giant octopus to temporarily attack nearby enemies.
LV1: -10 MP, 83% Damage, Cooldown 29 sec. Lasts 20 sec.
LV20: -19 MP, 140% Damage, Cooldown 10 sec. Lasts 30 sec.

Outlaw Skill Build: Everything maxed except Blackboot Bill.
1. Add 1 SP into Blunderbuster, Blackboot Bill and All Aboard.
2. Max Cross Cut Blast, Blunderbuster and Roll of the Dice.
3. Max Outlaw’s Code, Fullmetal Jacket, All Aboard and Octo Cannon.
4. Dump remaining SP into Blackboot Bill.

Explanation:
Unlock main primary skills (Blunderbuster and Blackboot Bill) first so you can knockback monsters too close to avoid getting unnecessary physical damage and use Blunderbuster to finish them off. You can max either Blackboot Bill or Octo Cannon depending on your preference. Octo Cannon is kinda useful when you position it at a platform which is hard to reach/travel but the downside is you will need to summon it again after 30 seconds, a little of hassle for some aid.

Marauder Skills

MapleStory Stun Mastery Stun Mastery (Passive)
Permanently increases stun rate and critical hit rate against stunned enemies.
LV1: Critical Rate when attacking stunned enemies: +24%, Stun Rate: 11%
LV10: Critical Rate when attacking stunned enemies: +60%, Stun Rate: 20%

MapleStory Energy Charge Energy Charge (Passive + Supportive)
Every attack you inflict on an enemy charges some energy in your reservoir. Once it fills up, you will temporarily gain some buff that increases your accuracy, weapon attack, physical-magical defense, speed, enable stance effect (anti-knock-back on yourself) and make Energy Blast accessible. You will charge twice as fast when attacking bosses.
LV1: +15 Accuracy, +1 Weapon ATT, +15 Defense, +12% Speed, +52% Knockback Resistance, Lasts 22 sec.
LV20: +300 Accuracy, +30 Weapon ATT, +300 Defense, +50% Speed, +90% Knockback Resistance, Lasts 60 sec.

MapleStory Energy Blast Energy Blast (Active)
[REQUIRE] LV1 Energy Charge.
Attack 6 enemies 2 times with powerful blast that stuns enemies.
LV1: 343% Damage, 31% Stun Rate, Stun Lasts 5 sec.
LV20: 400% Damage, 50% Stun Rate, Stun Lasts 7 sec.

MapleStory Admiral's Wings Admiral’s Wings (Supportive)
Temporarily decrease damage taken from enemies.
LV1: MP Cost: 18, Damage Received: -11%, Duration: 72
LV10: MP Cost: 30, Damage Received: -20%, Duration: 180

MapleStory Spiral Assault Spiral Assault (Active)
Attack 6 enemies 2 times with a golden spiral rush that knockback enemies similarly to Corkscrew Blow. Executing Corkscrew Blow, Spiral Assault negates the skill delay in Corkscrew Blow.
LV1: -22 MP, 268% Damage.
LV20: -34 MP, 325% Damage.

MapleStory Precision Strikes Precision Strikes (Passive)
Permanently increases critical rate and critical damage. Grants additional critical rate and critical damage against bosses.
LV1: Critical Rate: +6%, Critical Damage: +4%, Additional Critical Rate on Bosses: 2%
LV10: Critical Rate: +15%, Critical Damage: +10%, Additional Critical Rate on Bosses: 20%

MapleStory Landlubber Blast Landlubber Blast (Active)
Attack 6 enemies with a shockwave.
LV1: -18 MP, 655% Damage.
LV20: -28 MP, 750% Damage.

Marauder Skill Build: Everything maxed except Landlubber Blast.
1. Add 1 SP into Landlubber Blast, Spiral Assault, Stun Mastery.
2. Add 1 SP Energy Charge, Energy Blast and Admiral’s Wings.
3. Max Energy Charge, Spiral Assault and Energy Blast.
4. Max Precision Strikes, Stun Mastery, Roll of the Dice and Admiral’s Wings.
5. Dump remaining SP into Landlubber Blast.

Pirate 4th Job Skills

Common Skills

MapleStory Pirate's Revenge Pirate’s Revenge (Passive + Supportive)
Has a chance to temporarily increase damage upon being hit. Upon successfully triggering counter attack, this skill will cooldown for 50 seconds before it could be trigger again.
LV1: 4% chance to +6% Damage for 18 sec.
LV10: 40% chance to +15% Damage for 45 sec.

MapleStory Double Down Double Down (Supportive)
[REQUIRE] Max Roll of the Dice.
Roll 2 dice and if both have same number, you receive a powerful buff! Cooldown 200 sec for all levels.
LV1: -60 MP, 10% chance of rolling 2 dice, Buff Lasts 184 sec.
LV5: -60 MP, 50% chance of rolling 2 dice, Buff Lasts 200 sec.

MapleStory Nautilus Strike Nautilus Strike (Active)
Summons Nautilus battleship to bombard 15 enemies 3 times around you.
LV1: -350 MP, 404% Damage, 60 sec cooldown.
LV30: -350 MP, 520% Damage, 30 sec cooldown.

MapleStory Maple Warrior Maple Warrior (Supportive)
Temporarily boost all stats by percentage.
LV1: -10 MP, +1% All Stats, Lasts 30 sec.
LV30: -70 MP, +15% All Stats, Lasts 900 sec.

MapleStory Hero's Will Hero’s Will (Active)
Removes all status effects such as Cursed/Seduce.
LV1: -30 MP, Cooldown 600 sec.
LV5: -30 MP, Cooldown 360 sec.

Corsair Skills

MapleStory Rapid Fire Rapid Fire (Active)
[REQUIRE] Max Triple Fire.
Attacks an enemy with streams of bullet. Hold down the skill key to constantly fire bullets.
LV1: -6 MP, 243% Damage per shot.
LV30: -9 MP, 330% Damage per shot.

MapleStory Brain Scrambler Brain Scrambler (Active)
Instantly kills an enemy with one shot. Enemies who are immune to instant death will receive epic critical damage 4 times that ignores a portion of their defenses.
LV1: -10 MP, 510% Damage, 11% Defense Ignored. 10 sec cooldown.
LV30: -10 MP, 800% Damage, 40% Defense Ignored. 5 sec cooldown.

MapleStory Jolly Roger Jolly Roger (Supportive)
Temporarily boost attack damage, abnormal status resistance and elemental resistance at the cost of lowering avoidability. Higher level increases the chance of triggering Stance Effect (preventing monster from knock-backing you when receiving damage).
LV1: -45 MP, +1% Attack, +21% Resistance and Stance, -15 Avoid, Lasts 66 sec.
LV30: -55 MP, +10% Attack, +40% Resistance and Stance, -300 Avoid, Lasts 180 sec.

MapleStory Parrotargetting Parrotargetting (Active + Supportive)
Target lock a specific enemy. All succeeding attacks will only affect it and not enemies closest to you. Target will receive extra damage from other attacks thrown by you.
LV1: -25 MP, 458% Damage, +1% Bonus Damage.
LV20: -37 MP, 610% Damage, +20% Bonus Damage.

MapleStory Eight Legs Easton Eight-Legs Easton (Active)
Attack 6 enemies 4 times by summoning the dread pirate Eight-Legs Easton, a giant, trigger-happy octopus that fires a hefty barrage of bullets.
LV1: -25 MP, 474% Damage.
LV30: -55 MP, 590% Damage.

MapleStory Ahoy Mateys Ahoy Mateys (Passive)
[REQUIRE] Max All Aboard.
Permanently increases all your crew member supportive abilities potential and their damage. Also increases your Weapon ATT.
LV1: +1% Damage for Crew Member, +3 Weapon ATT, Murat (+1% Critical Damage), Valerie (+1% Critical Rate), Jack (+2% Speed and MaxHP MaxMP)
LV10: +10% Damage for Crew Member, +30 Weapon ATT, Murat (+10% Critical Damage), Valerie (+10% Critical Rate), Jack (+20% Speed and MaxHP MaxMP)

MapleStory Majestic Presence Majestic Presence (Passive)
[REQUIRE] Max Gun Mastery.
Permanently increases gun mastery and enhances each bullet shot to deal explosive damage!
LV1: 56% Gun Mastery, 41% Explosive Damage.
LV30: 70% Gun Mastery, 70% Explosive Damage.

Corsair Skill Build: Everything maxed.
1. Add 1 SP into Eight-Legs Easton, Rapid Fire and Brain Scrambler.
2. Max Double Down, Majestic Presence, Pirate’s Revenge and Ahoy Mateys.
3. Max Eight-Legs Easton, Brain Scrambler and Joly Roger.
4. Max Rapid Fire, Parrotargetting, Maple Warrior, Hero’s Will and Nautilus Strike.

Explanation
The first 2 steps of the skill build is for training, the rest is up to your gameplay whether you want to do bossing early (kill boss for greater profit and experience with party member or solo training). You can max both Eight-Legs Easton and Rapid Fire parallel since Rapid Fire has a longer flexible range but targets 1 whereas Eight-Legs Easton can kill mobs close.

Buccaneer Skills

MapleStory Dragon Strike Dragon Strike (Active)
Attack 6 enemies 2 times with a summoned Dragon Soul.
LV1: -23 MP, 584% Damage.
LV30: -43 MP, 700% Damage.

MapleStory Buccaneer Blast Buccaneer Blast (Active + Passive)
Attack 8 enemies 4 times with a golden laser blast. Can only be used while Energy Charge is active. Permanently increases amount of energy charged per attack.
LV1: 405% Damage, +42 Energy.
LV30: 550% Damage, +100 Energy.

MapleStory Crossbones Crossbones (Supportive + Passive)
[REQUIRE] Max Knuckle Mastery.
Temporarily increase Attack, Abnormal Status and Elemental Resistance. Also permanently improves Knuckle Mastery.
LV1: 56% Mastery. -30 MP, +1% Attack, +1% Resistance. Lasts 180 sec.
LV30: 70% Mastery. -45 MP, +15% Attack, +30% Resistance. Lasts 180 sec.

MapleStory Octopunch Octopunch (Active)
Attack 1 enemy 8 times in quick succession while the victim remained stun until attack is completed.
LV1: -20 MP, 192% Damage.
LV30: -30 MP, 250% Damage.

MapleStory Time Leap Time Leap (Active)
Resets all skills cooldown except for Time Leap itself.
LV1: -465 MP, Cooldown 45 minutes.
LV5: -205 MP, Cooldown 25 minutes.

MapleStory Speed Infusion Speed Infusion (Supportive)
[REQUIRE] Max Knuckle Booster.
Temporarily increases all weapon attack speed. Stacks with Weapon Booster.
LV1: -78 HP and MP, Lasts 110 sec.
LV20: -40 HP and MP, Lasts 300 sec.

MapleStory Typhoon Crush Typhoon Crush (Passive)
Has a chance to completely ignore enemy defense when attacking them.
LV1: 2% chance to ignore 100% enemy defense.
LV20: 40% chance to ignore 100% enemy defense.

Buccaneer Skill Build: Everything maxed.
1. Add 1 SP into Dragon Strike, Buccaneer Blast and Octopunch.
2. Add 1 SP into Speed Infusion and Nautilus Strike.
3. Max Double Down, Crossbones and Pirate’s Revenge.
4. Max Buccaneer Blast, Typhoon Crush, Dragon Strike and Maple Warrior.
5. Max Octopunch, Nautilus Strike, Speed Infusion, Hero’s Will and Time Leap.

Explanation
Buccaneer Blast will be your primary attacking skill in 4th Job instead of Dragon Strike because Buccaneer tends to charge up pretty quickly in less than 20 seconds and then you get to enjoy a super laser attack that hits multiple mobs. Add 1 SP to access active attacking skills. Finally, start maxing Double Down (to gain double effect from Roll of the Dice), Buccaneer Blast (best mobbing skill when charged), Typhoon Crush (ignores enemy defense) and Dragon Strike (use this while charging up for Buccaneer Blast) after maxing all the damage enhancer skills. Octopunch isn’t good for training since there is a long delay to finish an enemy, its best used for bossing.

Pirate Hyper Skills

Common Hyper Skills

Epic Adventure (Level 200) A buff that gives the legendary Adventurers of the Maple World 10% increased damage and the ability to pass the damage cap by 50,000 for 60 seconds. There is a cooldown of 120 seconds.

Buccaneer Hyper Skills

Spiral Assault – Reinforce (Level 143) +20% damage.

Spiral Assault– Extra Target (Level 162) Attack +2 enemy.

Spiral Assault– Bonus Attack (Level 183) Attack enemy +1 time.

Octopunch – Reinforce (Level 149) +20% damage.

Octopunch – Boss Killer (Level 168) +20% damage vs boss.

Octopunch – Bonus Attack (Level 189) Attack enemy +1 time.

Buccaneer Blast – Reinforce (Level 155) +20% damage.

Buccaneer Blast – Extra Target (Level 177) Attack +2 enemy.

Buccaneer Blast – Bonus Attack (Level 195) Attack enemy +1 time.

Stimulate (Level 150) Your Energy bar stays full and your damage is increased by 20% for 120 seconds. There is a cooldown of 240 seconds. Passive effect – 20% boss damage.

Unity of Power (Level 170) Attack 8 enemies 5 times with 800% damage. For 90 seconds, your maximum damage is increased by 50,000. This effect stacks up to 3 times. Can only be used when your Energy bar is full and it consumes it. There is a cooldown of 8 seconds. The maximum damage for this skill is 9,999,999.

Corsair Hyper Skills

Blunderbuster – Reinforce (Level 143) +20% damage.

Blunderbuster – Extra Target (Level 162) Attack +2 enemy.

Blunderbuster – Bonus Attack (Level 183) Attack enemy +1 time.

Eight-Legs Easton – Reinforce (Level 149) +20% damage.

Eight-Legs Easton – Extra Target Attack +2 enemy.

Eight-Legs Easton – Bonus Attack (Level 189) Attack enemy +1 time.

Rapid Fire – Reinforce (Level 155) +20% damage.

Rapid Fire – Add Range (Level 177) +50 Range.

Rapid Fire – Boss Killer (Level 195) +20% damage vs boss.

Unwearying Rum (Level 150) Temporarily buff self with +40% Max HP, +15%
Resistance against States-Elements, +15% Damage Reduction for 180 seconds.

Strange Bomb (Level 170) Explode 15 enemies within your screen with a max damage of 10 million and has a cooldown of 15 seconds.

Corsair Hyper Skill Build Guide:
1. Eight-Legs Easton – Reinforce (MAX)
2. Eight-Legs Easton – Spread (MAX)
3. Eight-Legs Easton – Extra Strike (MAX)
4. Rapid Fire – Reinforce (MAX)
5. Rapid Fire – Boss Rush (MAX)
6. Whaler’s Potion (MAX)
7. Ugly Bomb (MAX)
8. Epic Adventure (MAX)
9. Hyper Dexterity (MAX)
10. Hyper Health (MAX)
11. Hyper Mana (MAX)
12. Hyper Weapon Defense (MAX)
13. Hyper Magic Defense (MAX)
14. Hyper Critical (MAX)

MAPLESTORY OLD TO NEW OFFICIAL SKILL NAMES

Buccaneer 3rd Job
Double Spiral -> Spiral Assault

Buccaneer 4th Job
Dragon Strike -> Dragon Strike
Energy Blast -> Buccaneer Blast
Vipersition -> Crossbones
Fist Enrage -> Octopunch
Time Leap -> Time Leap
Guard Crash -> Typhoon Crush

Corsair 3rd Job
Double Barrel Shot -> Blunderbuster

Corsair 4th Job
Rapid Fire -> Rapid Fire.
Fusillade -> Eight-Legs Easton

Corsair Hyper Skills
Unwearying Rum –> Whaler’s Potion
Strange Bomb –> Ugly Bomb

MapleStory Pirate Videos (Justice/Renegade Patch)

Pirate 1st Job and 2nd Job Skill Preview (Justice / Renegade Patch)

Pirate 3rd Job Skill Preview (Justice / Renegade Patch)

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44 thoughts on “Maplestory Pirate Skill Build Guide V1

  1. V

    Glad the Bucc primary stat got clarified to be STR. People would go crazy if they cubed (i.e., gambled $$$) to get high %STR potential and Bucc primary stat changed! You scared me a LOT there…

  2. Von Elscud

    @ justin ; imo, it is ‘okay’, except that, compared to Blunderblast (BB), you won’t spam Blackbootbill (BBB).
    even till 4th job, you will only, and only, use BBB to knockback mobs and combo with 8-legs easton (ELS), and not really for the damage. BB on the other hand, is used in so many more occasion.
    -it have a little bit more horizontal range than BBB.
    -BBB is favored over ELS in the case of fighting lower level mob (quests / PQs perhaps?) since ELS have darn long animation.
    -vertical range for BB = love. at a definite platform, you can kill mobs at point blank ; you are invincible.

  3. Ayumilove Post author

    Thanks Perse for the correction! I have updated the max levels for Admiral’s Wings, Stun Mastery and Precision Strikes from Level 20 to Level 10.

  4. Perse

    Hey!
    Admiral’s Wings, Stun Mastery and Precision Strikes maxed levels seems to be lowered to 10 in GMS

  5. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi NIgggwak, could you hover your mouse on that skill icon and check what is the Master Level? Master Level refers to the max level that the skill can achieve. Example, Level 30 is the Master Level of Sharp Eye (Bowman 4th Job Skill).

  6. NIgggwak

    can you update this please im not sure if you did or didnt
    i recently became a fan of your website. i play kms and i was on my captain and fullaside was maxed a 10 so do i need to buy a mastery books or did the patch that just came out lower their max level

  7. Domers

    As what you’ve suggested, I went to Khaini Free Market I noticed that Corsair (Guns) primary stat is DEX and Buccaneer (Knuckle) primary stat is STR. This clarifies my issue. Hope it helps the others. :)

  8. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Domers, check the weapon requirement stat. Does it require strength and dexterity? If yes, it needs both. Stop by at the freemarket and check the high level weapon knuckle and see their stat. Buccaneer stat is based on the weapon requirement. If its only STR, then you should add to STR (Strength). If its DEX, then all into DEX. If its a mix, you need to add both sides. I’m not sure for Pirates since they have a melee (Buccaneer) and range (Gunslinger). Let me know the result. :)

  9. Domers

    What is the primary stat for buccaneer? I’ve read other guides saying that STR is the primary wherein yours is DEX. I want to auto allocate my AP and the game recognizes all should be in STR. Could you clarify this to me? I recently had my Ultimate Adventurer and I chose Buccaneer because of the card skill. I don’t want to have a wrong build so please help me out. :)

  10. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Anzu, the last time I played Brawler is that each attack charges a bar (invincible/hidden bar?) and then you will have this energy aura popped out after charging enough.

  11. Anzu

    This probably sounds stupid, but does the energy charge doesnt need to be activated like a buff in order to charge it?

  12. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Dylan, currently MapleStory Developer have not come up with Buccaneer New Skills yet, so its difficult to determine which to choose.

  13. Gary

    Can I know how much sp to put into somersault kick, corkscrew blow and landlubber blast? My skills got reset and therefore I’m not sure how much to put in order to put in sp for 4th job skills. Thank you in advance! :)

  14. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Jing Xun, I thought that the Super Transformation Skill has been removed upon reaching Tempest Update?

  15. Reaperzz

    Can i ask that is viper good for bossing or captain?Because i heard that viper most skill are bossing damage?

  16. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi BoxBreaker1, you will need to reach 4th Job (Level 100 with Tempest Update) and do a little leveling to unlock them. Certain Hyper Skills unlocked at a specific level which you can refer based on this guide and the HyperSkill Guide. If you’re on that same level and its still locked, it means that GMS has not release the HyperSkills for those job yet.

  17. Zach

    box breaker they arent out in GMS yet but in the next update which has been hinted at by a nexon employee they will be in the next patch

  18. xXDuckyClaimerXx

    Hey again, Im just wondering if you can put hyper skills in this pirate skill build, that would help alot with my level 106 bucc :D

  19. Laru

    Uhm,@ Ayumilove where is the mount skill for corsair or the transforming skill for the bucaneer

  20. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Jay, what do you mean by 29K Exp? I can’t find it anywhere being mention.

  21. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi 4Elmo, Thanks for pointing out. I have updated all skill build (1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th job) for Gunslinger and Brawler for better leveling experience :)

  22. FuTian Copyrighted

    Corsair and dragon warrior are almost similar . Which class do you prefer ? I’m mot really sure about it ..

  23. FuTian Copyrighted

    It seems to be that corsair and dragon warrior are similar . Which class do you prefer since it’s almost identical ?

  24. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Xiiao Mocha, its optional to max gun booster since it only increases the duration of the booster.