MapleStory Wind Archer aka Wind Breaker Skill Build Guide V2

Introduction

MapleStory Wind Breaker aka Wind Archer Skill Build Guide V2 MapleStory Wind Archer (GMS) aka Wind Breaker (MSEA) Cygnus Knights is second in line to receive skills revamp from KMS (Korea MapleStory) on 7th February 2013 with this [kMSt] v.1.2.471 – Wind Archer Reborn! patch. Wind Archer can now level up as high as the rest of the classes and able to utilize 4th Job Skills and Hyper Skills. They do not require any Mastery Book to unlock their skills. The maximum level for Cygnus Knight is 250. They get +6 AP every level, and +5 AP every level after 70.

Wind Archer Overview

CLASS: Cygnus Knight
EQUIPMENT TYPE: Bowman
PRIMARY WEAPON: Bow (2-handed weapon)
SECONDARY WEAPON: Jewel
PRIMARY STAT: Dexterity (DEX)
LINKED SKILL: Cygnus Blessing – Abnormal Status and Elemental Resistance +5/10%
CHARACTER CARD: Accuracy +2/4/6/8%

Wind Archer Related Guides

MapleStory Wind Archer aka Wind Breaker Skill Build Guide V1
MapleStory Cygnus Knights Quests

Wind Archer Changelog

GMS v.150 – Rising Heroes (2014-06-17)
GMS v.142 – Dawnveil Demons of Tynerum (2013-10-16)
GMS v.141 – Cygnus Awakening (2013-09-04)
GMS v.118 – Champions (2012-09-21)

Wind Archer Pros and Cons

+ Good bossing class
+ Unique Wind Walk skill
+ Extremely high mobility
+ Does not require Skill Books nor Mastery Books
+ Pretty good damage at all levels
– Low HP and MP
– Only ONE party buff
– Very buff dependent
– Cannot use skill when jumping
– Lower critical rate than other archer classes

Wind Archer Notes

  • You may become a Wind Archer after completing the tutorial, accepting the job quest from Neinheart, and then talking with Irena. Check the light bulb notifier for later job advancement quests: 2nd job at Lv.30, 3rd job at Lv.60, 4th job at Lv.100.
  • From Lv.140-200, you will occasionally unlock special Hyper Skills. These passive and active skills will make you even more powerful.
    You must have a Bow equipped in order to use most of your skills.
  • Each Cygnus Knight character has its own Cash Shop inventory, not shared with other characters.

Wind Archer Beginner Skills

Elemental Slash (Active)
Attack 3 enemies 1 time with 190% damage.

Journey Home / Imperial Recall (Active)
Return to Empress using Shinsoo’s power. Cooldown 30 minutes.

Elemental Harmony
Gain 1 DEX (Dexterity) every 2 character level. (Example: Level 50 gains +25 DEX).

Elemental Shift (Active)
Allows you to leap forward while in mid-air by pressing Jump Key.

Cygnus Blessing (Link Skill)
The awakened Empress’ blessing protects you from enemies’ attacks, increasing your resistance to states and elements by 5% (10% for level 2). If other Cygnus jobs exist within your account, you can stack this Link Skill up to 5 times. If linked, this skill’s effects will be reduced to 2% (5% for level 2).

Elemental Expert (Passive)
[NOTE] Complete Shinsoo’s Call to unlock this skill.
Decreases elemental attribute while attacking.
LV1: Elemental Attributes -100% (Thunder Breaker, Wind Archer)
LV1: Elemental Attributes -50% (Dawn Warrior)

Noble Mind
[NOTE] Complete The Mind of A Knight Chain Quests to unlock this skill.
Increase Empress’s Blessing Master Level to enhance Empress’s Blessing effects. Mastery Level gained through quests starting on Level 125.
LV1: Increase Empress’s Blessing Master Level by 1
LV6: Increase Empress’s Blessing Master Level by 6

Echo of Hero
Increases all team members’ stats. Obtained on Level 110
LV1: Weapon/Magic ATT: +4%, Duration: 40 minutes, Cooldown: 2 hours.

Wind Archer Beginner Skill Build: Everything maxed.
All of these skills are maxed automatically.

Wind Archer 1st Job Skills (MSEA / GMS)

Breeze Shot / Breeze Arrow (Active)
Fires off a wind-infused arrow.
Level 1: MP Cost: 17, Damage: 82%, Number of Attacks: 3, Max Enemies Hit: 5
Level 20: MP Cost: 22, Damage: 120%, Number of Attacks: 3, Max Enemies Hit: 5

Wind Walk (Active + Passive)
Your arrows walk on the wind, flying through any monsters they touch. Activate Wind Walk to walk into monster without collision. Elemental Shift can be use during Wind Walk. Also passively increase your movement speed and jump.
Level 1: MP Cost: 24, Works in air. Stops at end of platform. Passive Effect: Speed: 21, Jump: 1, Max Movement Speed: +6
Level 15: MP Cost: 10, Works in air. Stops at end of platform. Passive Effect: Speed: 35, Jump: 15, Max Movement Speed: +20

Element Infusion : Wind / Storm Elemental (Supportive)
Summons a wind elemental to bolster your powers. Temporarily increase damage with the help of Wind Elemental.
Level 1: MP Cost: 47, Damage: +1%, Duration: 90 sec
Level 10: MP Cost: 20, Damage: +10%, Duration: 180 sec

Whispers of the Wind (Passive)
Whispers of the wind teach you ancient knowledge of body and mind. Permanently increase weapon attack, accuracy, avoid and and range.
Level 1: Weapon ATT: 1, Accuracy: 20, Avoidability: 20, Range: increased to 8.
Level 20: Weapon ATT: 20, Accuracy: 400, Avoidability: 400, Range: increased to 160.

Wind Archer 1st Job Skill Build (MSEA): Everything maxed except Breeze Shot.
1. Breeze Shot (1)
2. Wind Walk (MAX)
3. Whispers of the Wind (MAX)
4. Breeze Shot (19/20)
5. Element Infusion : Wind (MAX)

Wind Archer 1st Job Skill Build (GMS): Everything maxed except Breeze Arrow.
1. Breeze Arrow (1)
2. Wind Walk (MAX)
3. Whispers of the Wind (MAX)
4. Breeze Arrow (19/20)
5. Storm Elemental (MAX)

Wind Archer 2nd Job Skills (MSEA / GMS)

Bow Mastery (Passive)
Permanently increases weapon mastery and accuracy of bows.
Level 1: Bow Mastery: + 14%, Accuracy: +12
Level 10: Bow Mastery: + 50%, Accuracy: +120

Physical Training (Passive)
Permanently improves STR and DEX through sheer physical training.
Level 1: Permanently increase STR by 6 and DEX by 6.
Level 5: Permanently increase STR by 30 and DEX by 30.

Trifling Whim I / Trifling Wind I (Passive)
The Spirit of Wind will confuse nearby enemies. Every attack has a chance to shoot homing spirits arrows that targets nearby enemies.
Level 1: 10% chance to shoot 1 spirit arrows that deals 132% Damage AND 3% chance to enhance those spirit arrows damage up to 153%.
Level 20: 20% chance to shoot 3 spirit arrows that deals 215% Damage AND 5% chance to enhance those spirit arrows damage up to 210%.

Bow Booster (Supportive)
Required Skill: Bow Mastery (5)
Increases the attack speed of your weapon for a short time. Must have a bow equipped.
Level 1: MP Cost: 29, Duration: 20 sec
Level 10: MP Cost: 11, Duration: 200 sec

Sylphs Aid / Sylvan Aid (Supportive)
The blessings of the Sylph give you a leg-up against your enemies. Temporarily increases weapon attack and critical rate. While this buff is active, your attacks does not consume any arrows.
Level 1: MP Cost: 14, Weapon ATT: 2, Critical Rate: + 1%, No Arrows Used for: 20 sec.
Level 10: MP Cost: 30, Weapon ATT: 20, Critical Rate: + 10%, No Arrows Used for: 200 sec.

Wind Flourish / Fairy Spiral (Active)
Spin to create a vortex of wind that knocks back enemies. Attack 6 enemies 3 times while pushing them away with your fairy cloak.
Level 1: MP Cost: 21, Damage: 157%, Number of Attacks: 3, Number of Enemies pushed back: 6.
Level 20: MP Cost: 31, Damage: 195%, Number of Attacks: 3, Number of Enemies pushed back: 6.

Gust Shot (Active)
Fire off a speeding arrow in a straight line. Attack 6 enemies 2 times by shooting arrows quickly.
Level 1: MP Cost: 10, Damage: 228%, Max Monsters Hit: 6, Number of Attacks: 2
Level 20: MP Cost: 20, Damage: 285%, Max Monsters Hit: 6, Number of Attacks: 2

Wind Archer 2nd Job Skill Build (MSEA): Everything maxed except Gust Shot.
1. Wind Flourish, Gust Shot, Trifling Whim I (1)
2. Bow Mastery (5)
3. Bow Booster (6)
4. Sylphs Aid (MAX)
5. Physical Training (MAX)
6. Bow Mastery (MAX)
7. Wind Flourish (MAX)
8. Trifling Whim II (MAX)
9. Bow Booster (MAX)
10. Gust Shot (19/20)

Wind Archer 2nd Job Skill Build (GMS): Everything maxed except Gust Shot.
1. Fairy Spiral, Gust Shot, Trifling Wind I (1)
2. Bow Mastery (5)
3. Bow Booster (6)
4. Sylvan Aid (MAX)
5. Physical Training (MAX)
6. Bow Mastery (MAX)
7. Fairy Spiral (MAX)
8. Trifling Wind II (MAX)
9. Bow Booster (MAX)
10. Gust Shot (19/20)

Explanation:
Wind Archer primary attacking skill will be either Fairy Turn or Gust Shot, so pick which 1 you prefer to max. Fairy Turn has slightly more range than Gust Shot and does not consume any arrows to activate the skill.

Wind Archer 3rd Job Skills (MSEA / GMS)

[Specialized Skill] Mortal Blow
Has a chance to finish off an enemy with a single blow, and recover HP & MP.
Level 1: 10% chance to instantly finish an enemy below 30% HP. 5% HP & MP recovered after a successful finish.

Chilling Fusillade / Sentient Arrow (Active)
Shoot off a frigid arrow to attack indiscriminately. Hold down the key button and use direction keys to steer. Attack 6 enemies 2 times within the shower area as long as the skill key is held down. You can move the shower area using arrow keys within 350 range. This skill cannot activate Trifling Wind nor Storm Bringer.
Level 1: MP Cost: 3. Attack 6 enemies with 108% damage. ?Steer by holding the skill key and using the directional keys. Maximum Range: 350. Does not activate with Trifling Wind and Storm Bringer.
Level 20: MP Cost: 8. Attack 6 enemies with 165% damage. ?Steer by holding the skill key and using the directional keys. Maximum Range: 350. Does not activate with Trifling Wind and Storm Bringer.

Pinpoint Mark / Pinpoint Pierce (Active)
Shoot off two arrows to strike the same enemy. Attack 1 enemy 2 times and debuff them so they will receive 20% extra damage.
Level 1: MP Cost: 27, Max Enemies Hit: 1, Damage: 283%, Number of Attacks: 2. Repeatedly attack the same enemy to activate a damage buff of 10%.
Level 20: MP Cost: 37, Max Enemies Hit: 1, Damage: 340%, Number of Attacks: 2. Repeatedly attack the same enemy to activate a damage buff of 20%.

Albatross (Supportive)
Borrow the power of the legendary Albatross to boost your combat stats. Temporarily increases weapon attack, Max HP, Critical Rate and attack speed.
Level 1: MP Cost: 51, Duration: 10 sec. Weapon ATT: 1, Max HP: 75, Critical Rate: 1% with increased attack speed.
Level 20: MP Cost: 70, Duration: 200 sec. Weapon ATT: 20, Max HP: 1500, Critical Rate: 10% with increased attack speed.

Emerald Flower (Supportive)
Summon a green crystal flower that attracts nearby enemies. Enemies intoxicated by the scent will slow down.
Level 1: MP Cost: 33, Duration: 24 sec. Crystal Flower HP: 3800 Slows affected enemies.
Level 10: MP Cost: 60, Duration: 60 sec. Crystal Flower HP: 20000 Slows affected enemies.

Trifling Whim II / Trifling Wind II (Passive)
Required Skill: Trifling Wind Ⅰ (MAX)
A spirit of the wind will distress nearby enemies. Enhances Trifling Wind.
Level 1: 20% chance to shoot 3 spirit arrows that deals 177% Damage AND 5% chance to enhance those spirit arrows damage up to 213%.
Level 20: 30% chance to shoot 4 spirit arrows that deals 215% Damage AND 10% chance to enhance those spirit arrows damage up to 270%.

Featherlight / Featherweight (Passive)
Has a chance to ignore enemy damage when they hit you. Also increases resistance against elements and states.
Level 1: 5% chance to ignore damage. All abnormal status and elemental resistance: +0%.
Level 20: 30% chance to ignore damage. All abnormal status and elemental resistance: +10%.

Circumvention / Second Wind (Passive)
Permanently increases evasion rate and weapon magic defense. If you successfully evade an enemy attack, you will temporarily gain additional weapon attack.
Level 1: 11% Evasion, Defense +50. Weapon Attack +5 for 5 seconds.
Level 20: 30% Evasion, Defense +1000. Weapon Attack +15 for 5 seconds.

Wind Archer 3rd Job Skill Build (MSEA): Everything maxed except Pinpoint Mark.
1. Chilling Fusillade, Featherlight, Circumvention, Pinpoint Mark (1)
2. Albatross (MAX)
3. Chilling Fusillade (MAX)
4. Featherlight (MAX)
5. Circumvention (MAX)
6. Trifling Whim II (MAX)
7. Emerald Flower (MAX)
8. Pinpoint Mark (14/20)

Wind Archer 3rd Job Skill Build (GMS): Everything maxed except Pinpoint Pierce.
1. Sentient Arrow, Featherweight, Second Wind, Pinpoint Pierce (1)
2. Albatross (MAX)
3. Sentient Arrow (MAX)
4. Featherweight (MAX)
5. Second Wind (MAX)
6. Trifling Wind II (MAX)
7. Emerald Flower (MAX)
8. Pinpoint Pierce (14/20)

Explanation:
Pinpoint Pierce vs Sentient Arrow. Pinpoint Pierce extra buff damage only works on itself and not on other skills. Therefore, max Sentient Arrow instead for easier mobbing during 3rd job training.

Wind Archer 4th Job Skills (MSEA / GMS)

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

Emerald Dust (Passive)
Required Skill: Emerald Flower (MAX)
Emerald Flower is enhanced to be more effective in battle.
Level 1: Crystal flowers Max HP: 22000, Monster DEF: -1%, Damage Intake: -2%
Level 10: Crystal flowers Max HP: 40000, Monster DEF: -10%, Damage Intake: -20%

Albatross Maximum / Albatross Max (Passive)
Required Skill: Albatross (MAX)
Tap into the legendary Albatross’s powers.
Level 1: MP Cost: 70, Weapon ATT: +21, Damage: 5%, Ignored Monster DEF: 5%, Critical Rate: 10%, All abnormal status and elemental resistance:+5%, Additional Attack Speed increase.
Level 30: MP Cost: 85, Weapon ATT: +50, Damage: 25%, Ignored Monster DEF: 15%, Critical Rate: 25%, All abnormal status and elemental resistance:+15%, Additional Attack Speed increase.

Trifling Whim III / Trifling Wind III (Passive)
Required Skill: Trifling Wind IⅠ (MAX)
Harass the enemies with constant gale-force winds.
Level 1: 30% chance to shoot 4 spirit arrows that deals 217% Damage AND 15% chance to enhance those spirit arrows damage up to 303%.
Level 20: 40% chance to shoot 5 spirit arrows that deals 255% Damage AND 15% chance to enhance those spirit arrows damage up to 360%.

Wind Chime / Touch of the Wind (Supportive)
Become one with the wind through a divine blessing.
Level 1: MP Cost: 44, Dexterity: +2%, Accuracy: +1%, Additional Avoidability: +1%, Max HP: 5%. Duration: 55 sec.
Level 30: MP Cost: 80, Dexterity: +12%, Accuracy: +30%, Additional Avoidability: +30%, Max HP: 20%. Duration: 200 sec.

Sharp Eyes (Supportive)
Allows party members to spot the weak points on enemies and do critical damage.
Level 1: MP Cost: 30, Critical Rate: +6%, Max Critical Damage: +1%, Duration: 10 sec
Level 30: MP Cost: 45, Critical Rate: +20%, Max Critical Damage: +30%, Duration: 300 sec

Cygnus Knights / Call of Cygnus (Supportive)
[NOTE] Complete Shinsoo’s Call to unlock this skill.
Increases All Stats of the members including yourself for certain period of time, as blessed by the awakening Empress.
Level 1: Consumes MP by 10, increases All Stats 1% for 30 second
Level 30: Consumes MP by 70, increases All Stats 15% for 900 second

Cyclone / Song of Heaven (Active)
Play the song of heavens to sweep away enemies.
Level 1: MP Cost: 4, Max Enemies hit: 4, Damage per shot: 283%. Damage increases by 0% for every 1 less targets.
Level 30: MP Cost: 8, Max Enemies hit: 4, Damage per shot: 370%. Damage increases by 10% for every 1 less targets.

Spiral Vortex / Spiraling Vortex (Active)
Penetrates the enemies by spinning shooting arrows along the grain of wind.
Level 1: MP Cost: 57, Max Enemies Knocked Back: 7, Damage: 264%, Number of Attacks: 5. Splash Damage at this time: 143% Number of attacks with splash damage: 2.
Level 30: MP Cost: 75, Max Enemies Knocked Back: 7, Damage: 380%, Number of Attacks: 5. Splash Damage at this time: 230% Number of attacks with splash damage: 2.

Wind Archer 4th Job Skill Build (MSEA): Everything maxed.
1. Spiral Vortex, Cyclone, Trifling Whim III, Elite Albatross, Emerald Dust (1)
2. Expert Bow Mastery (MAX)
3. Elite Albatross (MAX)
4. Cyclone (MAX)
5. Spiral Vortex (MAX)
6. Trifling Whim III (MAX)
7. Wind Chime (MAX)
8. Sharp Eyes (MAX)
9. Cygnus Knights (MAX)
10. Emerald Dust (MAX)

Wind Archer 4th Job Skill Build (GMS): Everything maxed.
1. Spiraling Vortex, Song of Heaven, Trifling Wind III, Albatross Max, Emerald Dust (1)
2. Bow Expert (MAX)
3. Albatross Max (MAX)
4. Song of Heaven (MAX)
5. Spiraling Vortex (MAX)
6. Trifling Wind III (MAX)
7. Wind Blessing (MAX)
8. Sharp Eyes (MAX)
9. Call of Cygnus (MAX)
10. Emerald Dust (MAX)

Wind Archer Hyper Skills (MSEA / GMS)

Trifling Whim – Reinforce / Trifling Wind – Reinforce
Required Level: 143
Trifling Whim Damage +20%

Trifling Whim – Enhance / Trifling Wind – Enhance
Required Level: 162
Trifling Whim Activation Rate +10%

Trifling Whim – Double Chance / Trifling Wind – Double Chance
Required Level: 183
Trifling Whim hits +1 time per enemy.

Spiral Vortex – Reinforce / Spiraling Vortex – Reinforce
Required Level: 149
Spiraling Vortex Damage +20%

Spiral Vortex – Extra Target / Spiraling Vortex – Spread
Required Level: 168
Spiraling Vortex Attack +2 enemies.

Spiral Vortex – Bonus Attack / Spiraling Vortex – Extra Strike
Required Level: 189
Spiraling Vortex Hit +1 time per enemy.

Cyclone – Reinforce / Song of Heaven – Reinforce
Required Level: 155
Song of Heaven Damage +20%

Cyclone – Ignore Guard / Song of Heaven – Guardbreak
Required Level: 177
Song of Heaven Enemy Defense Ignored +20%

Cyclone – Boss Killer / Song of Heaven – Boss Rush
Required Level: 195
Song of Heaven Boss Damage +20%

Storm Bringer
Required level: 150
Temporarily gain 30% chance to summon a giant arrow that deals 400% damage when you use an attack for 200 seconds.

Violent Squall / Monsoon
Required level: 170
Summons the seasonal winds to cover the world. Attack 15 enemies 15 times with 400% damage and each enemy will gain a debuff that deals 200% damage continuously. There is a cooldown of 90 seconds.

Glory of Guardians / Glory of the Guardians
Required level: 200
Temporarily increase damage by 10% and maximum damage by 5,000,000 for 60 seconds. This effect only applies to Knights of Cygnus in the party. Cooldown 120 seconds.

Wind Archer Hyper Skill Build (MSEA):
1. Trifling Whim – Reinforce (MAX)
2. Trifling Whim – Enhance (MAX)
3. Trifling Whim – Double Chance (MAX)
4. Cyclone – Reinforce (MAX)
5. Cyclone – Boss Killer (MAX)
6. Storm Bringer (MAX)
7. Violent Squall (MAX)
8. Glory of Guardians (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 Rate (MAX)

Wind Archer Hyper Skill Build (GMS):
1. Trifling Wind – Reinforce (MAX)
2. Trifling Wind – Enhance (MAX)
3. Trifling Wind – Double Chance (MAX)
4. Song of Heaven – Reinforce (MAX)
5. Song of Heaven – Boss Rush (MAX)
6. Storm Bringer (MAX)
7. Monsoon (MAX)
8. Glory of the Guardians (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 Rate (MAX)

MAPLESTORY OLD TO NEW OFFICIAL SKILL NAMES

Wind Archer 1st Job Skills
Arrow Breeze -> Breeze Shot
Wind Walk -> (SAME)
Wind Elemental -> Element Infusion : Wind
Wind Whisperer -> Whispers of the Wind

Wind Archer 2nd Job Skills
Gust Shot -> (SAME)
Fairy Turn -> Wind Flourish
Bow Booster -> (SAME)
Bow Mastery -> (SAME)
Physical Training -> (SAME)
Trifling Wind I -> Trifling Whim I
Sylph’s Aid -> Sylphs Aid

Wind Archer 3rd Job Skills
Arrow Shower -> Chilling Fusillade
Pinpoint Pierce -> Pinpoint Mark
Albatross -> (SAME)
Emerald Flower -> (SAME)
Trifling Wind II -> Trifling Whim II
Featheriness -> Featherlight
Wind Evasion -> Circumvention

Wind Archer 4th Job Skills
Bow Expert -> Expert Bow Mastery
Emerald Dust -> (SAME)
Albatross Maximum -> Elite Albatross
Trifling Wind III -> (SAME)
Wind Blessing -> Wind Chime / Touch of the Wind
Sharp Eyes -> (SAME)
Cygnus Knights -> (SAME)
Sky’s Song -> Cyclone
Spiral Vortex -> (SAME)
Storm Bringer -> (SAME)
Monsoon -> Violent Squall
Guardians Glory -> Glory of Guardians

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240 thoughts on “MapleStory Wind Archer aka Wind Breaker Skill Build Guide V2

  1. Foong

    Hi ayumi. May i know now which character/jobs/path in maplesea suit a newbie?

    I need – can solo boss with no funded
    – fun

    Plz help me tq :D

  2. LOLWA

    Hi ayumi, I’m playing for MapleSEA and got my level to 100 ^^ . But I notice that Cyclone can’t move when attacking?? I saw videos from GMS and they were moving while shooting. Is this a bug or what? :( . Kinda sad…..

  3. Ayumilove Post author

    @AusBoss: I have updated the stats for both Spiraling Vortex and Song of Heaven based on GMS v.150 patch, hope that helps you decide which skills to max.

  4. Ayumilove Post author

    @unknown: Thanks for your feedback! I’ll perform the necessary correction on the skill details :D

  5. Ayumilove Post author

    @TFTWst3a1thyy: thanks for your feedback! I’ll update the Echo of Heroes Level from 200 to 110 :)

  6. AusBoss

    Spiriling Vortex acutally hits 5 times now with additional splash damage so I’m having trouble deciding between maxing this out or song of heaven first :P

  7. TFTWst3a1thyy .

    Hey ayumi, just noticed something in the guide. You have echo of heros as level 200, all Cygnus get it at 110 automatically.

  8. unknown

    ayumi, i tink u need to add in a GMS version of wind archer 4th job skills. because in gms spiralling vortex skill is as follow

    Spiraling Vortex: Pushes back enemies: At Master Level: MP Cost: 75, Damage: 380%, Number of Attacks: 5, Max Enemies Hit: 7, Splash Damage: 230%, Number of Attacks with Splash Damage: 2. Master Level: 30

  9. Ayumilove Post author

    @reece chai: I’m not sure about getting nerfed after Red Patch. If there is an unbalance in Wind Archer, they (MapleStory Developers) will sooner or later publish a new patch to fix it. So no need to worry about this for now. Just enjoy the job :)

  10. WildHeartless

    i don’t think pinpoint pierces debuff work with other skills… though i still find myself using it first just for fun because i like seeing that green icon above bosses head lol

  11. Rashid

    Pinpoint Pierce should be maxed, because the debuff scales with the skill level… If I didn’t quit my WA at 120, I would’ve been a lot more upset. :x

  12. Ayumilove Post author

    @TehDaBoki: 70% Mastery means your min base damage is raised to 70%. By default range mastery starts at 10% without any mastery passive skill.

  13. TehDaBoki

    For Bow Expert, what does 70% mastery mean? Does it mean ur accuracy or your damage?

  14. ThePinkPig

    Hi, eh I have a Wind Breaker in MSEA level 110 and already have the Echo of Hero skill. Not sure what level I got it but definitely not 200.

  15. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi lars, I keep track mostly on GMS and MSEA, but not sure for EMS, so I could not really estimate when it will arrive to MapleStory Europe.

  16. Ayumilove Post author

    @Potatoe: I have corrected the description from “Temporarily” to “Permanently”. This skill does not have any buff duration, therefore the effects are passive :)

  17. Potatoe

    Hey Ayumi, I noticed that Whispers of The Wind (1st Job) is a passive skill, however the description says it ‘Temporarily increases’. I don’t think a passive skill is a temporary effect… Correct me if I’m wrong.

  18. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Ascenisioniel, both does the same number of hits per second. However, Wind Breaker’s Song of Heaven inflicts 230% Damage vs 4 enemies + 10% Damage vs Single) whereas RED Bowmaster Flaming Hurricane deals 276% Damage vs single. Basically Wind Breaker Hurricane is best for bossing.

  19. Ascenisioniel

    Hi Ayumi, I’m not sure if it’s alright to ask you here but I’d try my luck anyway. Does explorer Bow Master’s hurricane do more hits in a second, or Wind Breaker’s? Or rather, which hits faster? Hope to get your reply soon, thx!

  20. mike

    lol the skills damage% n hits etc are way lower than wat i have seen in kms patch, are these nerfs for gms? if it is thats really suckish, they tend to nerf classes by a lot, making it a pay to win, in gms especially….

  21. Davey

    @Emblem & Ayumi

    Thanks a lot for the guides, it helps a lot indeed! Another question here is Emerald Dust. I have not much idea what does it do? It says Decrease monster defense by -10% and Hit Damage by 20%. Is it a passive or it only happen when I summon Emerald Flower? I’m training in Stronghold but I couldn’t see any differences with/without summoning Emerald Flower. However when I train in Dimensional Invasion, sometimes I see it casting slow to mobs (snail debuff icon on mob’s head). I’m quite confused on this skill, I couldn’t see any differences at all..

  22. Ayumilove Post author

    Thanks Emblem for the comment on the Call of Cygnus and Elemental Expert. I’ll perform the necessary correction :)

  23. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Davey, I do not play much with Wind Archer, so I couldn’t comment whats the best strategy for mobbing/training except for Thunder Breakers and Dawn Warriors. Try out their methods and see whether it suits you. Choose the skill that you find yourself frequently using. Previously Vortex is most preferred but the developers nerfed it so much till Sky Song is a better choice now :)

  24. Emblem

    hi ayumi,

    in gms Elemental Expert isnt a toggle skill but a skill that permanently decreases elements for 50%
    and its gained on level 120 not 4th job
    also the call of cygnus skill is gained on level 120.
    i think it should be said in the guide because alot of people dont know this

  25. Emblem

    @Davey

    i have a level 141 wind archer and i use vortex for mobbing simply because it hits 7monsters and sky song only hits 4. and on top of that vortex has the splash dammage wich does quite alot of dammage depending on the amount of mobs it hit. maybe you already know this but for example if you hit 7 monsters with vortex you get 7×2 hits that deal 143% dammage (if your vortex skill is level 1. it increases by 3% a level)
    meaning you hit 7x2x143=2002% splash dammage on each monster

  26. Davey

    Hi Ayumi,

    Im curious which skill do you mainly use for mobbing/training? spiral vortex or sky song? people normally use vortex to push mobs aside, then finish them with sky song..is that how it works? im having trouble deciding which hyper skill to add, more on vortex or sky song, besides hyper, im also cracking my head on which skill to use (i don’t like to mix both skills while mobbing) I personally find vortex more useful for mobbing, but I’ve seen many people using sky song for mobbing, im confused, pls advise and I appreciate your words. thx

  27. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Aubrie, I could say its quite OK for mobbing as in mobbing in a stationary way. Stand at 1 corner and fire off your arrows at mobs for 3rd and 4th job, whereas 1st and 2nd job you will need to move around and kill.

  28. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Anonymous, higher proc rate means more chances to generate trifling whim arrows and that translates to more damage which can easily cover up the ignore defense. It’s similar to scrolling a scroll. If you feel that 10% activation in 20% ignore defense is much more useful for you, you can have points in there instead of Trifling Whim :)

  29. Anonymous

    Hey Ayumi, just wondering, why did you pick 3 points in trifling whim upgrade rather than having the point in 10% activation in 20% ignore defense on Songs of Heaven. Because i find that trifling wind already procs a decent amount of times while attacking.

  30. Animefreak426

    @curious, i think in order to balance with other archers, cyclone shld also be 8 arrow per sec like bowmasters so 8 x 60=480 arrows/min if that’s the case.

  31. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Animefreak426, yes you can add into Hyper Accuracy and Hyper Strength. Personally in my experience, I tend to go for more mana capacity so I can benefit more from potion elixir that recovers MP/HP by percentage.

  32. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi WBquestion, it depends on your training style. Some attacking skill is suited for different training ground. Once you have tested each skill at Level 1, then proceed with the buff skills. The order is based on how much damage it can output vs monster/boss.

  33. WBquestion

    Just to clarify why i am asking is because for 4th job skills you don’t have an explanation of your order like you do for 1st-3rd jobs

    Thanks!!

  34. WBquestion

    Hey ayoumilove i have a question about WindBreaker 4th job skill build. May ask why you max the two attacking skills (spiraling vortex),and(song of heaven) over trifling wind sharp eyes and wind blessing. I know the guide is just that a guide but i am just curious. because in jobs 1-3 you make all buffs 1st then an attacking skill for the most part. in short i want to know if it is more beneficial to make one of the attacking skills 1st or if the buffs (one or all) are more beneficial than the attacks. Just curious.

  35. Animefreak426

    Hi, the bowman class itself doesn’t have anything like magic guard or anything which substitutes mp for hp so why hyper mana? Shouldn’t we add other hypers skills which have more significance like hyper strength or hyper accuracy?

  36. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi kjh07, basicallyh to evade enemy attacks as in not taking any damage from it. There are 2 types: evasion and avoidability. I don’t really know the differences between these 2, if someone know, please share here :)

  37. nehima

    It should be noted that Emerald Dust in GMS does NOT provide the -20% touch damage reduction the KMS version has. It says it does in the patch notes though, so maybe a bug?

  38. Animefreak426

    Hi. Is there a glitch for wind breakers in MSEA as even when maxed trifling whim(III), I am only shooting 1 arrow at a time when I am only hitting a single target. Any explanations for this phenomenon? Thanks

  39. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi ShadowAvenger, its best to max one skill at a time in the order set in the skill build guide since the damage provided by each skills differs from one another. However, this guide is meant for your reference. If you prefer to distribute your SP (Skill Points) evenly to different skills, then go ahead if you feel that works better for you :) Personally, I use to do that for my characters but found it kinda inefficient based from my experiences with 2-3 characters. Therefore, I just max 1 at a time to make things a little more simpler. Another way would be adding some amount of SP into a skill (for example : Weapon Booster 6 SP that provides at least 120 seconds of reduced weapon delay). This amount is sufficient for me before I need to recast it, and the remaining SP is used to max other important skills that provide better damage output. Once the essential skills are maxed, then I can move on with the less important ones such as maxing out Weapon Booster.

  40. ShadowAvenger

    4th Job Skills Question: Would it be better to upgrade all the 4th job skills at one times ex:) first max bow mastery to 30 them move to next, or would it better to level up those skills close with one another ex:) bow mastery 1, albatross max 1, sharp eyes 1, so on so that when u buff up your duration times for those skills are even with one another.

    Also i realize that leveling up the attacking skills last is the best approach.

  41. John

    Hey ayumi! I just got to lvl100 recently and i noticed tht i dont hav cygnus knight skill. What happened? I am playin in maplesea

  42. Ayumilove Post author

    Thanks JadeArrown, I have updated Wind Flourish aka Fairy Spiral details. And also prioritize Fairy Spiral up higher for training :)

  43. JadeArrown

    Hey Ayumi in 2nd job Wind Flurish for GMS actually hits 3 times instead of 2 times. Which I believe would make it better then Gust Shot in the long run too.

  44. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Earl, during the early stage, cap Arrow Booster at 6 as it would be sufficient with 120 second buff duration. Once the essential skills are maxed, you can return to maxing Arrow Booster.

  45. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Ben, in my personal opinion, I would go for the activated Triff since it works on both boss and non-boss monster. Plus, the damage from activated Triff might overcome the gap between the ignored defense since defense is always constant respective to the boss defense, whereas damage keeps improving when you stack up your potential equipment.

  46. Earl

    Ayumi, I’m going to be 2nd job soon in wind archer and realized why we aren’t going to max arrow booster? e.e?

  47. Ben

    Hi Ayumi,

    I’m not sure about the current damage cap in GMS. For MSEA and KMS, the damage cap is 50 mil. I doubt much players are able to hit the damage cap. Furthermore, with bosses having insane amount of def, I highly believe that the def ignore is much more useful. Then again, its arguable if the activated triff does more damage or the increased damage from the ignore.

  48. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Swift, if you have pre-made TB (Thunder Breaker) before Cygnus Knight Reorg/Revamp applies, you will not lose your equipment. They are still under the same parent class which is Pirate who specializes in Knuckles similarly to Buccaneer.

  49. Swift

    Hey Ayumi i was wondering if my TB (Thunder breaker) Would still have all my equips because it might be a separate class right?

  50. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Alex Ng, you need to do a specific quest to get Cygnus Knight Buff at Level 120. Check your light bulb.

  51. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Kano, you can level up to Level 250 if your game has implemented the latest Cygnus Knight revamp skills.

  52. Animefreak426

    Hi, i was just curious but why did you choose not to max trifling whim 3 before maxing cyclone and spiral vortex? Won’t it be a better choice as cyclone only hits 1 time at a rate of 230% per hit but trifling whim can increase the number of hits by 5 with a damage of 255%/330% per arrow. Do share with me your views! ^^

  53. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Ben, if your character can deal max damage, the ignore defense might not be useful, whereas having higher activation of Trifling Whim produces more arrows hitting your enemies, knocking it down much faster. I think that majority/average players couldn’t hit max damage, so Ignore Guard will be preferred.

  54. Ben

    Hi, I am quite curious. Why did u pick “Trifling Whim – Enhance” over “Cyclone – Ignore Guard”? Wouldn’t the 20% ignore be more useful for boss?

  55. ELLO

    Hey Ayumi, i think that something wrong with your description of 3rd job skill Featherlight. i believe it should be ignore 20% dmg/ reduced dmg by 20% and not 20% chance to ignore damage. you might want to check again:)

  56. WindyBreaker

    HI Ayumi , is me again
    Is the Cygnus Knights (Maple Warrior) skill can be obtain via quest?
    cuz my Wind breaker reached level 100 and i found out i don’t have that skill
    Anyway i am playing MapleSEA

    Thanks :)

  57. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi WindBreaker, Pinpoint Pierce is not necessary to max. You can max Arrow Shower instead of Pinpoint Pierce. No worries. However, do take note that its very useful against bosses. Cast that on a boss and use your primary attacking skill to deal extra damage.

  58. edwgel

    I’ve just gotten my Wind Breaker(maplesea) to lv 120 , however i don’t see the UA quest anywhere….Is it removed?

  59. BayBay

    Hey again, I just thought of another question…

    Do premade Knights of Cygnus that have gained the “Empress’s Shout” and “Empress’s Prayer” lose those two skills from the beginner book when the revamp comes? Or because the skills were earnt by a quest it makes it special to existing knights? I really don’t want to lose the 20% HP/MP buff.

    Thanks~

  60. WindyBreaker

    Hi ayumi should i max arrow Shower instead of Pinpoint Pierce?
    cuz Pinpoint Pierce is kinda useless
    Need answer PLEASE

  61. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Charles, I think the item you are looking for is similar to Mercedes Magical Arrows. For Cyngus its Ereve Brilliance (Level 100), Ereve Idea (Level 60), Ereve Fragment (Level 30)

  62. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi iLoveTakuan, some players is said to obtained from Will of Alliance Quest (click the Star button).

  63. iLoveTakuan

    How to get Cygnus Knights (Supportive) skill, I have reach lvl 100 and already advance 4th job I notice this skill is not available. Any idea how to get it, Ayumi?

  64. MsMongJi

    hi all, for who is asking how to get cygnus knight(maple warrior) this skill, all koc will received cygnus knight(maple warrior) when u done the koc story line quest on level 120

  65. Udin

    Hi Ayumi, I think you need to do slight changes on the skill explanation. Spiral Vortex hit 5 times with lesser mob if I‘m not mistaken, and how do you get Cygnus Knights skill because after the 4th job advancement, the skill is not available yet. Perhaps skill update will be really helpful.

  66. yySKy

    thx for the guide, I find it really useful as I know close to absolutely nothing about wind archers. On a side note, when evil cygnus popped out for the 4th job adv, I was like “WHHHHAAAATTT!??!?!?”

  67. Animefreak426

    Hi! Thanks for the great guides as always but just curious, why did you recommend not to max arrow shower?

  68. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Raeyldon, thanks for the notice. I have downloaded half a gig patch and installed it :D

  69. TheNewbie

    Hi,
    Thanks for the awesome guides everytime.
    I would like to ask regarding the thrifling whim.
    If i max thrifling whim II and i put 1 sp into thrifling whim III, Which effect will take place?
    30% chance to shoot 4 spirit arrows that deals 215% Damage AND 10% chance to enhance those spirit arrows damage up to 270%.
    OR
    lvl 20 :40% chance to shoot 5 spirit arrows that deals 255% Damage AND 15% chance to enhance those spirit arrows damage up to 330%.

    cuz if i put 1 sp ingto thrifling whim III i think the activation rate is low and is less benefical compared to thrifling whim II unless max immediately
    pls reply ASAP, ty

  70. Raeyldon

    Hi Ayumi, i think there’re someone who already informed you about the cygnus return patch in MapleStorySea. I would kindly inform you again that MapleStorySea is receiving a huge patch which contains all the revamped cygnus hero that will be released one by one in a moment of time. It takes about a day to patch for the cygnus return from 4 am -7pm (and mayb will postponed/delayed to midnight). That’s all. Thx!

  71. mark98

    Sorry,let me rephrase.

    Will the revamped dawn master,wind archer and striker get special hairstyle like Mercedes,luminous,kaiser and Angelic Burster?

  72. Arcke

    Hey Ayumi,

    I noticed that you responded to a comment about the nerfs towards the new Wind Archer. I can’t seem to find the specifics of the nerfs on any other site. Can you tell me what exactly they nerfed?

  73. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi BayBay, probably they will reset it from 6 AP to 5 AP since they will be able to reach Level 250. It would be godlike to have 6 AP per level up :D

  74. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi dalzayong, are you referring to Wind Blessing? It’s +12% DEX and +30% Accuracy and +30% Evasion and +20% MaxHP. Hope that does not confuse you :)

  75. aerial

    russel koc revamp hit maplestory sea on 7/8/13…all 3 job wind archer,dawn warrior and striker…will be revamp on 7/8/13

  76. BayBay

    Hiya~
    You know how with KoC from 1-70 we get 6ap every level. In the revamp do premade wind archers keep their ap or does it get reset, because I’m pretty sure that after the revamp they only get 5 every level.
    Thanks~

  77. Haku

    In ur youtube video about the wind archers breaker can u pls pls pls tell us the much name of the first part of the video ?

  78. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Aquila Zai, usually they will increase character slot until 3 pages long. After that, they do not give anymore. I think max is 24 character slots at any given server (example: Aquila server)

  79. aquila zai

    HI Ayumilove , when come out this job , will also increase the slot for create character??

  80. Ayumilove Post author

    All Archers including Wind Archer except Mercedes uses arrows in their inventory. They have the option to activate a skill (Soul Arrow) to temporarily not use any arrows while activating arrow skills.

  81. (GMS)gamer

    Hi Ayumilove I didn’t really understand what you said earlier so I just wanted to check if this class arrow skills use arrows or not

  82. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi han, sorry I do not have the answer for this. Perhaps some Wind Archer player can help shed some light on this.

  83. han

    Hi, can I ask does the revamped wind archer still use ereve brilliance as secondary weapon ?

  84. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi (GMS)gamer, after GMS is done with their Xenon event, they would be launching the Cygnuss Revamp followed by MapleStory RED.

  85. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi (GMS)gamer, Wind Archer use arrow and Soul Arrow. Mercedes does not have Soul Arrow since their Magical Arrow provides unlimited supply of arrows.

  86. Agasy

    Hello Ayumi, I did not understand the Arrow Shower skill build in 3rd job. Can you please explain it to me? The last part is really weird. Thank you.

  87. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi landrew831, they are nerf harshly. They still have the Hurricane skill + passive arrows that flies behind them towards the enemy, still pretty decent for bossing. But I find it a little boring as they lack of variety of skills to keep them moving about instead of being stationary. KMS (Korea MapleStory) has buffed up all the adventurer jobs with new decent skills and cannon shooter + dual blades has finally join into Adventurer Class. This is good news for Phantom because they can now steal their skills :D

  88. landrew831

    Was the wind breaker nerf really harsh? Are they still good at bossing? DI’d they say anything about buffing other classes other than aventureres in red? Thank you!

  89. coolboy

    Hi ayumi, any estimation when MSEA is getting this revamp? Cause on 3 July MSEA will block Cygnus Knight creation dose this mean that they are coming very soon?

  90. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Chakane, Elemental Harmony grabs your Wind Archer’s current level divide by 2 and the result is added into your base DEX (Dexterity). Assuming you are level 100 Wind Archer, you will automatically gain +50 DEX. This bonus DEX is not obtained upon leveling up but simply based on your current character level.

  91. Chakane

    Sorry, I didn’t mean it to be a first job skill, but a beginner skill. So, continuing off from my previous question, would it be better off to start a fresh new wind archer?

  92. Chakane

    Hi Ayumi, I have a question about wind breakers. So I was looking through the skills and saw the first job skill called “Elemental Harmony”. This skill increases dex every 2 character levels. If i were to continue a level 120 wind archer once the patch is release, would I still receive the +60 dex from the skill? Or would I be needed to gain levels from lvl 120 to acquire that skill bonus for dex?

  93. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi eddie, your Wind Archer will have their max level cap moved from 120 to 250 when MapleStory has implemented the Cygnus Knights Skill Reorganization. Skills will be reset too either automatically or given a auto-reset SP scroll in your inventory.

  94. eddie

    I have a lvl 120 wind archer at the moment. Will I be able to continue lvling him after the revamp?

  95. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi SitrepYhea, they do not need mastery books. Hopefully, the Adventurer Reorganization will also remove all mastery book requirements. Save the hassle instead of wasting meso burning books after books to get a skill to its max level.

  96. SitrepYhea

    What up,mate i always look at everything you got at this site right here but the question is do wind archers revamped need mastery books?

  97. CygnusBionic

    Dear Ayumi-
    DEAR HOLY MOTHER OF GOD I CANNOT WAIT FOR THIS AS A DIEHARD WIND ARCHER FAN I MUST SAY THIS IS GOING TO BE THE ABSOLUTE BEST THING EVER

  98. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi blaster, approximately within 8 months time since KMST is still performing several changes into reorganizing adventurers’ skills.

  99. Jasmine

    Hi, Does this mean that Wind Archer revamp will not have a skill like Wind Piercing which can help absorb damage done and turn it into HP?

  100. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi U4ix, if you have 120 wind archer, you will still keep it. The only thing that changes is the level cap for Cygnus Knights will leap to Level 250 which is same as the rest of all jobs (explorer, nova, sengoku, resistance, legends). Your Wind Archer skills will be automatically reset OR they will put a reset scroll in your inventory.

  101. U4ix

    Ayumi, I have a feeling that you answered this already but I was just wondering, if you have a 120 wind archer, will you have to make a new character or will your 120 be the revamp?

  102. Jasmine

    Does this mean that Wind Archer revamp will not have a skill like Wind Piercing which can help absorb damage done and turn it into HP?

  103. Ayril Borce

    I see that Wind Breakers don’t have critical % skill on the first job advancement.. so what’s happening? Do they have a skill to increase it? What job advance? Or do they only rely on SE, Sylph skill and Albatross? What is the equal crit amount?

  104. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Dylan, probably they will not delete your ultimate adventurer. If yes, how are they going to compensate you?

  105. Cake

    Do Wind Breakers have a soul arrow skill like every other bowman, except mercedes, have? Or do Wind Breakers not use arrows, like mercedes used an equipped magic arrow?

  106. Tomer

    Hi Ayumi! I always use your site to check on things like Skills and builds, you are really doing a cool job there!
    I think if this site was missing 1 thing it would be a good guide for how to fully get to be able to create a UA, I noticed its really tough to get that information and is very necessary ingame unless you are playing a Mihile.

  107. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi fibbler, thanks for the correction! 1st Job only has 64 SP (Skill Points) allocated. Oh yeah, the collection of guides here are for all MapleStory players, you can help contribute by commenting on which parts of the guide needs to be updated and I’ll quickly fix them up :) It’s kinda difficult for 1 person to handle everything by themselves but with the assistance of helpful players including you, you can help make this guide better :)

  108. fibbler

    Just wanted to mention real quick, the information for the first job skills is incorrect slightly. There’s one missing SP, meaning you can’t max everything in that job. I thought about checking for a build after I hit third job and noticed what you had marked there. It should be pretty obvious to leave the point out of Arrow Breeze, but I just wanted to point it out for you to fix up.

    Otherwise, thanks for the options and the site..

  109. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Edward, for KMS, it auto-resets or gives a free SP scroll reset to clear all the added skills. However, for other clients, they might be different.

  110. Edward

    Ayumi…if nw i have a wind archer lvl 120….mean when the new patch my wind archer sp will reset all and skill may different?

  111. Zachary

    Hi Ayumi, just checking, from what I observe from videos, the blue arrow mobbing skill (I assume its spiral vortex) hits around 5 times, but in your skill guide it states twice. How many times does it actually hit in game???? Thanks!

  112. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Tristan, preferably after you receive Xenon, then MapleSEA will move to getting their Cygnus Knights Revamp update. That is how KMS done with their updates.

  113. Tristan

    I would like to know when will the revamp come to mapleSEA since we are receiving the demon avenger before GMS?

  114. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi WindArrow, all archers requires to use arrows from inventory except Mercedes which equipped with Magic Arrows (sub-weapon) that has infinite arrows.

  115. Will

    I really want these new KoC to come to GMS. I’ll admit im kinda a newbie but just starting out its hard to get enough money for masteryl books as you level since you level pretty quick. I got 2 so far from this 8th anniversay, but its gonna be hard for me to get the rest, haha. Looking forward to this thanks! Your guides are helpful.

  116. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi WindArrow, Wind Archer 2013 will be definitely better than the current Bow Master unless they also receive some skill revamps. As you can see the video, the supportive skills are compounded into a single skill, making the primary bossing skill super powerful. The current Wind Archer (Level 120) isn’t strong to beat the current Bow Master in terms of damage.

  117. WindArrow

    Hi Ayumi, i have a few questions about this revamped wind breaker.
    So, which is better a bowmaster or this wind breaker n also is tis wind breaker still using arrows from the iventory?

  118. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi corashield, Cygnus Knights 2013 revamp includes Link Skill and Hyper Skills. The link skill for all Cygnus Knights is called Cygnus Blessing. This can be used to link to another character to provide good buff.

  119. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Swift, your Wind Archer will still remain Level 120 when Cygnus Knights Reborn Update arrives. You will need to grind hours away from Level 120 to Level 200 ;)

  120. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Swift, Wind Archer is not gender locked. The only difference between the regular and revamp Cygnus Knights are just their skills.

  121. Swift

    Haiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii Umm i was wondering lets say i have a lv 120 Wind archer when this patch comes out will it automatically be lvl 200? or will it still be 120? Dumb question iik :P XD Ur the best ~Swift

  122. corashield

    Hi Ayumilove,
    I was watching the Wind Archer revamp video and I noticed on the left side of the screen the link skill envelope icon…does this mean the cygnus knights are getting their own link skills that they can share with other characters finally since they are taking out the UA/UE?

  123. JJ Tumang

    Oh okay :) so in the end, it’s still like I’m using the new Wind Archer :) thanks for the quick reply :)

  124. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi JJ Tumang, Cygnus Knights will still remain with their old skill. When the Cygnus Reborn Update has come, UA (Ultimate Adventurer) will be closed and all skills will be reset to zero automatically and new skills will be provided.

  125. JJ Tumang

    So what will happen to the old Wind Archers that has not received the Cygnus Reborn Update?

  126. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Eli Peterson, while I was playing my Wind Archer or any other characters, I don’t see my HP much (for the newer classes) since it heals up pretty fast, especially Kaiser. The mana usage is okay, but not as much as Hayato which drinks mana like water!

  127. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Eli Peterson, I have experienced full reset of SP (Skill Points) before when there is a revamp of skills such as Tempest Update.

  128. Eli Peterson

    I know you say we Wind Archers will convert over and go back to zero with those skills.. but… How do you KNOW!!??

  129. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Anonymous, you could always grab some new NX clothes to dress up your Wind Archer to make it appear unique :D

  130. Anonymous

    I’ve always like Cygnus Knights especially Wind Archer but when the revamp comes I’m sure everyone will play Wind Breaker and that makes me not unique. :(

  131. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Joey, sorry I could not give much estimate for MS Europe as I only focused on JMS (Japan), KMS (Korea), GMS (Global) and a little on MSEA (South East Asia).

  132. Joey

    Ayumilove good with all this I’m waiting, I play in MS-Europe could give me some approximate dates when could leave this character?

  133. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Ryan Smith, for the revamp Cygnus Knight in KMS (Korea MapleStory), their job advancements is same as the regular adventurer but their max level is now Level 250 (follows the regular adventurer/explorer jobs).

  134. Ryan Smith

    So i saw there is a 4th job advancement and does that mean Wind Archer job advancements are at level 10,30,60,100 or the max level is now 200?

  135. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Josh Finnels, Wind Archer Revamp 2013 would approximately arrive between August 2013 to October 2013, or delay a little longer if GMS decides to add something else in between (perhaps its own unique content or event).

  136. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Mapler, the revamp Cygnus Knights does not require any mastery book for their 4th Job Skills. All Cygnus Knights that are made before the revamp will have their skill points reset when the revamp is taking place.

  137. Mapler

    Hi, i have 2 question i want to ask:
    1.Does revamped Cygnus Knights require mastery book to max out their skills? Like Albatross, Cygnus Knights, etc
    2.Does all Cygnus Knights made before the revamp can be revamp?
    I have 3 Knights lv 120 so i really need to know, please answer, i will be really grateful :)

  138. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi John, all archers need to use arrows to attack, otherwise, it feels somehow fake? Fake archers lol. Don’t worry about running out of arrows, you can purchase them from potion shop for 1 meso per arrow (1 barrel of arrows = 1000 arrow = 1000 meso). During my times when I play archer (before even 4th job is made available), I used to craft arrows by killing stumps, collecting firewood and making them. It’s so fun and makes me feel like a real archer ;) Oh yeah to answer your question, Wind Archer Revamp has Sylph’s Aid skill that temporarily allows them to use any skills without consuming arrows. Pretty convenient skill.

  139. John

    i have one question. do these skills require arrows monsters drop??? or have they become more less arrow usage. thats the only thing holding me back from playing a wind archer. i dont like archers without unlimited use or arrows. and they never run out. :(

  140. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Drkmatador, I have been to some discussion with Maplers where some already had maxed out 24 slots based from GMS events. So I believe they won’t be giving any more slots unless they are able to increase the limit or still give out to those who have not maxed those character slots yet.

  141. Drkmatador (Bera GMS)

    No, i have 18 slots already with the last events. But I never spend money on them, i received them on events… So i wonder if this time, they will give us some more. :D.

  142. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Drkmatador, GMS only provides a maximum of 24 character slots. Have you reached your 24th character slots?

  143. Drkmatador

    Ayumi, do you know if the revamp will give us character slots? I’m full and i would love that!.

  144. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi izoka, The revamped Cygnus Wind Breaker is much more powerful compared to the Explorer Bow Master unless they have a makeover.

  145. izoka

    weell, what do u think becomes the bes bow job? the bowmaster explorer or the cygnus wind breaker?

  146. Sami

    good wanted to ask if this new work will have to choose the gender I say this because several of my colleagues were wondering await your response.

  147. Graydogpie windia

    this is so cool I cant wait for the revamp to come out!!! do u know if the thunder breaker revamp mis before or after the wind breaker revamp?

  148. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Ethan, I’m not sure about this, perhaps someone here who have Ultimate Adventurer in KMS can shed some light :)

  149. Ethan

    I have a skill on my UA that says Irena’s Wind Piercing. Will that skill change on the UA after the revamp? or will it stay the same.
    thanks for your time.

  150. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Ethan, Cygnus Knight Wind Archer is different than Bow Master Ultimate Adventurer. Both will not get the same skills if you are referring to the latest KMS revamp 2013. Bow Master UA follows the normal Bow Master skill sets.

  151. Ethan O\'hara

    Hey guys i have a question. I have a maxed level Cyngus Knight Archer. I made a Bowmaster UA. Will he have some of the same skills with the update? If you know plz tell me.

  152. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Speed, looking from the 2 revamped class (Thunder Breaker aka Striker) and (Wind Archer aka Wind Breaker), I am positive that there will be a revamp for the remaining Cygnus Knights jobs (Magician, Thief, Warrior) with their level cap changed to Level 250 (KMS max level), otherwise it wouldn’t be fair to them :)

  153. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Nathin Trei, I am idling with my HackerStory v2. finding for ideas on how to make it challenging instead of just reaching Level 200 with different jobs. Ducking away from GM is hardly a challenge and more of a hassle to bot.

  154. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Kelvin, MapleSEA will not be getting any sooner (my estimation would be more than 1 year) since they have not implemented Kaiser, Angelic Buster, Kanna, Hayato etc jobs yet. They will be following GMS since they have already translated the quest and skills into English and perform the necessary voice overs. MapleSEA is having a rough time battling hackers as seen on their official site post on Feb 20 2013.

  155. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Light, that is a great question! Usually all Archers have a skill that allows them to temporarily prevent from using any arrows for a period of time such as Soul Arrow except for Mercedes who uses Magic Arrow with infinite supply of arrows. Wind Archer (Revamp 2013) also has a skill similarly to Soul Arrow which is called Sylph’s Aid or Sylphid Aid as mentioned in the guide above.

  156. Light

    This might be a dumb question but… do you need to buy arrows now for all your skills now? Or do the skills only use mana?

  157. Maplechristian

    I have a wind archer at high level but I notice yours in the video has nice equips! What are your equips? Thank you!

  158. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Tonez, usually most of the 4th job skills would have made some skills available till max level 10 , and you will need to purchase Mastery Book Level 20 and 30 to upgrade your skills right? Well for Cygnus Knights, they remove this hassle/restriction. In other words, Cygnus Knights have all of their 4th Job Skills provided are unrestricted (no need mastery books to unlock level 11-20 and level 21-30. It’s good news for unfunded players since they do not need to purchase Mastery Books from Free Market and later getting frustrated if the book fails and worse burn their meso out of their pockets.

  159. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Cosette Valjean, as of kMSt ver. 1.2.472 (new patch released on Feb 14 2013), they have nerfed Spiral Vortex number of hits from 5 to 2, and the damage 380% to 230%. Therefore, Sky Song aka Heaven Song is still much more powerful compared to Spiral Vortex against enemies with enormous amount of health especially bosses and mini bosses (the ones in LHC – Lion Heart Castle). Spiral Vortex is useful for training around Level 100-110 for 1-2 hit kills = much more efficient compared to Sky Song (similar to 4th Job Bowmaster Storm of Arrows / Hurricane)

  160. Cosette Valjean

    How does the splash damage on spiral vortex work? Does it do enough damage to be stronger than Heaven’s Song or is it just there to knock back monsters?

  161. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi DeSnowy, Your current Wind Archer will automatically have all their skills automatically reset to zero. Hi Susi, the patch might arrive to GMS approximately 1-3 months.

  162. DeSnowy

    Do I have to make a new wind archer for these skills or will my current wind archer automatically gain these skills after the patch?