MapleStory Thief Skill Build Guide V2

Updated to GMS v.143 – RED First Impact (2013-11-30)
New Version: (FUTURE_PLACEHOLDER)
Old Version: MapleStory Thief Skill Build Guide V1

Introduction

MapleStory Thief Night Lord Thief can advanced as a Shadower or Night Lord. This specific job route is determined when you reach Level 30. RED has finally added Dual Blade into Adventurer/Explorer class. Thieves are a part of Explorers, they are short-medium range characters mostly using daggers, claws and throwing stars. They are the fastest short range attackers in the game, dealing weak yet many attacks on a foe. They use their natural quickness and agility to navigate the area, trying to gain the upper hand. Generally, Thieves have the highest avoidability and second highest accuracy in MapleStory.

Thief Related Guides

MapleStory Thief Changelog
MapleStory Thief Training Spots Level 1-250

Thief Overview

CLASS: Adventurer/Explorer
EQUIPMENT TYPE: Thief
PRIMARY WEAPON: Claw, Dagger
SECONDARY WEAPON: *This is determined in 2nd Job*
PRIMARY STAT: Luck (LUK)
LINK SKILL: None
CHARACTER CARD: None

Rogue – Thief 1st Job Skills

Lucky Seven
Put your luck into two throwing stars, tossing them simultaneously. An attack based on LUK and its own Mastery.
LV1: MP Cost: 8, Damage: 114%, Number of Hits: 2
LV20: MP Cost: 14, Damage: 190%, Number of Hits: 2

Dark Sight
Temporarily hide yourself in the shadows. While in Dark Sight, you can neither attack nor be attacked; however you can use Flash Jump.
LV1: MP Cost: 23, Duration: 20 sec
LV10: MP Cost: 5, Duration: 200 sec

Haste
Temporarily improve party member’s Speed, Jump, and permanently increase your own Maximum Speed.
LV1: MP Cost: 10, Duration: 20 sec, Speed: +4%, Jump: +2%, Passive Effect – Maximum Speed: +2%
LV10: MP Cost: 20, Duration: 200 sec, Speed: +40%, Jump: +20%, Passive Effect – Maximum Speed: +20%

Flash Jump
Allows you to double jump. The higher the skill level, the further you jump. Push the Jump Key to activate.
LV1: MP Cost: 28, jumps a certain distance.
LV5: MP Cost: 12, jumps a certain distance.

Magic Steal
Certain chance to steal an opponent’s buffs when attacking.
LV1: 15% chance to steal an opponent’s buff for 20 sec

Nimble Body
With a thief’s basic training, permanently increase Accuracy and Avoidability.
LV1: Accuracy: +22, Avoidability: +22
LV10: Accuracy: +220, Avoidability: +220

Double Stab
Quickly stab an enemy twice.
LV1: MP Cost: 8, Damage: 89%, Number of Hits: 2
LV20: MP Cost: 14, Damage: 165%, Number of Hits: 2

Thief Skill Build Guide (Assassin + Bandit): Everything maxed except Double Stab.
1. Lucky Seven (1)
2. Flash Jump (MAX)
3. Haste (MAX)
4. Lucky Seven (MAX)
5. Nimble Body (MAX)
6. Dark Sight (MAX)

Newbie Dualer – Thief 1st Job Skills

Sidestep
Permanently increases Evasion Rate. Evasion Rate is the rate at which a character avoids damage by its Avoidability stat, i.e. 50% chance to Avoid from stat with 20% Evasion Rate = 50 * 1.2 = 60% chance to Avoid
LV1: Evasion Rate: +6%
LV10: Evasion Rate: +15%

Flash Jump
Allows you to double jump. The higher the skill level, the further you jump. Push the Jump Key to activate.
LV1: MP Cost: 38, jumps a certain distance
LV5: MP Cost: 22, jumps a certain distance

Sharp Slash
Quickly slash at a few enemies in front of you.
LV1: MP Cost: 10, Damage: 186%, Max Enemies Hit: 3
LV10: MP Cost: 13, Damage: 330%, Max Enemies Hit: 3

Dark Sight
Temporarily hide yourself in the shadows. While in Dark Sight, you can neither attack nor be attacked; however you can use Flash Jump.
LV1: MP Cost: 23, Duration: 20 sec
LV10: MP Cost: 5, Duration: 200 sec

Thief Skill Build Guide (Dual Blade): Everything maxed except Sharp Slash.
1. Sharp Slash (1)
2. Flash Jump (MAX)
3. Sidestep (MAX)
4. Dark Sight (MAX)
5. Sharp Slash (DUMP)

Thief Changelog

Jul. 06, 2013: Published MapleStory RED Thief Skill Build Guide 2013.
2013-12-05: Updated to GMS v.143 – RED Part 1: First Impact (2013-12-04)
2014-04-08: Restructuring hyperlinks in guide to ease navigation.

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15 thoughts on “MapleStory Thief Skill Build Guide V2

  1. brandon

    Any new guides after red trying to put my hyper skills for my NL and I don’t want to mess it up.

  2. kiddie

    Oh I see, thanks very much for telling, your site show more realiable guide than most other website btw, thank you again ayumi ^^ :)

  3. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi SlimeShady, Dark Knight has the best revamp. I tried it personally and its godlike. Basically, your HP will not bump down as long as you keep slashing enemies :)

  4. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi kiddie, in GMS Red MapleStory, Spirit Claw is replaced with Shadow Stars. This skill is migrated from 4th job to 3rd job skill.

  5. kiddie

    Sorry and good morning, I just want to ask, the skill spirit claw for night lord, has it been changed to other skill or other name .. ? cos I can’t seem to find it in other site either

  6. Unknown

    I cant up my skill level after stop plying maple for 1 year…. Found out tat my skill points have reseted…. nw I cant up level 2 and 3 skill HLP PLS

  7. Johan Filseth

    Hey i have a question, why doesent Flying assulter and then bloody storm work? other guides says so :/

  8. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi XXdualmaxxX, one is for regular thief (assassin + bandit). The other is for Dual Blades.

  9. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Icky, I’ve got no info on RED Dual Blades will have their mastery books removed for their first few classes. If yes, then it would be a great joy for the non-cash Dual Blade users. The only confirmation I got is they will be combined into Adventurer class and this is a good news for Phantom since they can steal/copy skills from Adventurer/Explorer jobs.

  10. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi hudson, its ok to max Lucky Seven. This is also known as sindit. (Assassin + Bandit mix for 1st Job). Double Stab isn’t a pre-requisite for skills in 2nd, 3rd and 4th job. So it is safe for Bandit to have Lucky Seven. The reason why Lucky Seven is maxed instead of Double Stab is because having a range skill to kill enemies is faster than approaching them close to defeat them.