MapleStory Wind Archer aka Wind Breaker Skill Build Guide

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%
MAPLE UNION EFFECT: DEX +10/20/40/80/100
BEST INNER ABILITY: Attack +30, Boss Damage +20%, Buff Duration +50%
JOB SKILLS: I: Wind ArcherII: Wind ArcherIII: Wind ArcherIV: Wind ArcherHyper SkillsV: Wind Archer

Wind Archer Related Guides

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

Wind Archer Changelog

GMS v.179 – MapleStory V 5th Job (2016-12-15)
GMS v.178 – Limitless (2016-11-29)
GMS v.177 – Strange Secret Stories (2016-10-19)
GMS v.168 – Reboot (2015-12-02)
GMS v.160 – Black Heaven: First Chapter (2015-03-09)
GMS v.157 – Shinning Stars (2014-12-03)
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

Pros

  • *Share your pros on this job!*
  • Good bossing class
  • Unique Wind Walk skill
  • Extremely high mobility
  • Does not require Skill Books nor Mastery Books
  • Pretty good damage at all levels

Cons

  • *Share your cons on this job!*
  • 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 Skills Video Preview

Wind Archer 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Job Skill Preview (Revamp 2013)

Wind Archer Beginner Skills

Please refer to Cygnus Beginner/Noblesse Skill Build Guide for more details as it is shared among Dawn Warrior, Wind Archer, Blaze Wizard, Night Walker and Thunder Breaker.

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.
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: 110 sec
Level 10: MP Cost: 20, Damage: +10%, Duration: 200 sec

Whispers of the Wind (Passive)
Whispers of the wind teach you ancient knowledge of body and mind.
Level 1: Attack Power: +1, Range: +8
Level 20: Attack Power: +20, Range: +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)

Wind Flourish | Fairy Spiral (Active)
Spin to create a vortex of wind that knocks back enemies.
Level 1: MP Cost: 21, Damage: 137%, Number of Attacks: 3, Number of Enemies pushed back: 6.
Level 20: MP Cost: 31, Damage: 175%, Number of Attacks: 3, Number of Enemies pushed back: 6.

Gust Shot (Active)
Fire off a speeding arrow in a straight line.
Level 1: MP Cost: 10, Damage: 203%, Max Monsters Hit: 6, Number of Attacks: 2
Level 20: MP Cost: 20, Damage: 260%, Max Monsters Hit: 6, Number of Attacks: 2

Trifling Whim I | Trifling Wind I (Toggle On/Off)
Note: Level 20 required to learn Trifling Wind II
Summons the Spirit of Wind to confuse nearby enemies. Can be toggled On/Off.
Level 1: Max Soul Energy created: 1, Chance to create energy: 10%. Random enemies damaged: 132%. Chance to create enhanced soul energy: 3%. Damage of enhanced soul energy: 153%.
Level 20: Max Soul Energy created: 3, Chance to create energy: 20%. Random enemies damaged: 170%. Chance to create enhanced soul energy: 5%. Damage of enhanced soul energy: 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, Bow Attack Speed increased for 20 sec
Level 10: MP Cost: 11, Bow Attack Speed increased for 200 sec

Sylphs Aid | Sylvan Aid (Supportive)
The blessings of the Sylph give you a leg-up against your enemies.
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.

Bow Mastery (Passive)
Note: Level 10 required to learn Bow Expert.
Increases Bow Mastery.
Level 1: Bow Mastery: +14%
Level 10: Bow Mastery: +50%

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

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

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%.

Trifling Whim II | Trifling Wind II (Passive)
Required Skill: Trifling Wind I (MAX) | Note: Level 20 required to learn Trifling Wind III
Summons a spirit of the wind to attack nearby enemies.
Level 1: Max Soul Energy created: 4, Chance to create energy: 20%. Random enemies damaged: 177%. Chance to create enhanced soul energy: 5%. Damage of enhanced soul energy: 213%.
Level 20: Max Soul Energy created: 4, Chance to create energy: 30%. Random enemies damaged: 215%. Chance to create enhanced soul energy: 10%. Damage of enhanced soul energy: 270%.

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.

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)

Cygnus Knights | Call of Cygnus (Supportive)
[NOTE] Click here to learn how to unlock Call of Cygnus skill.
Grants the blessings of Cygnus’s awakening to temporarily increase all stats for you and your party members. Does not stack with Maple Warrior, Call of Cygnus, Nova Warrior, President’s Orders, or Rhinne’s Protection.
Level 1: MP Cost: 10, Increases all stats assigned APs by +1% for 30 sec
Level 30: MP Cost: 70, Increases all stats assigned APs by +15% for 900 sec

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: 258%. Damage increases by 4% for every 1 less targets.
Level 30: MP Cost: 8, Max Enemies hit: 4, Damage per shot: 345%. Damage increases by 13% 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.

Trifling Whim III | Trifling Wind III (Passive)
Required Skill: Trifling Wind II (MAX)
Harass the enemies with constant gale-force winds.
Level 1: Max Soul Energy created: 4, Chance to create energy: 35%. Random enemies damaged: 203%. Chance to create enhanced soul energy: 10%. Damage of enhanced soul energy: 303%.
Level 30: Max Soul Energy created: 4, Chance to create energy: 50%. Random enemies damaged: 290%. Chance to create enhanced soul energy: 20%. Damage of enhanced soul energy: 390%.

Expert Bow Mastery | Bow Expert (Passive)
Required Skill: Bow Mastery (MAX)
Increases Mastery, Attack, Critical Damage, and Boss attack damage for Bows.
Level 1: Bow Mastery: +56%. Weapon ATT: +1, Final damage: +16%, Critical Damage: +3%, Damage Against Bosses: +11%
Level 30: Bow Mastery: +70%. Weapon ATT: +30, Final damage: +25%, Critical Damage: +8%, Damage Against Bosses: +40%

Wind Chime | Touch of the Wind (Supportive)
Become one with the wind through a divine blessing.
Level 1: MP Cost: 44, Attack Power: +1% DEX: +2%, Additional Avoidability: +1%, Max HP: 5%. Duration: 55 sec.
Level 30: MP Cost: 80, Attack Power: +10% DEX: +12%, 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%, Critical Damage: +1%, Duration: 10 sec
Level 30: MP Cost: 45, Critical Rate: +20%, Critical Damage: +15%, Duration: 300 sec

Emerald Dust (Passive)
Required Skill: Emerald Flower (MAX)
Emerald Flower is enhanced to be more effective in battle.
Level 1: Crystal flowers Max HP: 21800, Monster DEF: -3%, Damage Intake: -6%
Level 15: 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.

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 +30%

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 +30%

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 45 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)

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)

Explanation:
Check this Hyper Stats Guide for more details!

Wind Archer 5th Job Skills

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

Wind Archer Skill Cores

Howling Gale
Summons a violent gust of wind to punish enemies. Consumes all Wind energy when summoning and enhances Gust in proportion to the Wind energy. This skill Does not affect enemies in the Damage Reflection status.
Level 1: Consumes 500 MP. You can obtain 1 Wind energy up to 2 every 20 sec. Using 1 Wind energy attacks up to 10 enemies at 260% damage 3 times for 10 sec and using 2 Wind energy attacks up to 15 enemies at 624% damage 3 times.
Level 25: Consumes 500 MP. You can obtain 1 Wind energy up to 2 every 20 sec. Using 1 Wind energy attacks up to 10 enemies at 500% damage 3 times for 10 sec and using 2 Wind energy attacks up to 15 enemies at 1200% damage 3 times.

Idle Whim
Awaken the sleeping spirit of the wind and let it rampage.
Level 1: Consumes 500 MP. For 8 seconds, create 10 spirit auras that seek enemies and deal 364% damage 3 times. If multiple auras hit the same monster, the additional auras’ final damage will be decreased by 50%. Cooldown: 10 seconds.
Level 25: Consumes 500 MP. For 8 seconds, create 10 spirit auras that seek enemies and deal 700% damage 3 times. If multiple auras hit the same monster, the additional auras’ final damage will be decreased by 50%. Cooldown: 10 seconds.

Wind Archer Enhancement Cores

  • Breeze Shot | Breeze Arrow (4% per level)
  • Wind Flourish | Fairy Spiral (4% per level)
  • Gust Shot (4% per level)
  • Trifling Whim (2% per level)
  • Chilling Fusillade | Sentient Arrow (2% per level)
  • Pinpoint Mark | Pinpoint Pierce (3% per level)
  • Cyclone | Song of Heaven (2% per level)
  • Spiral Vortex | Spiraling Vortex (2% per level)
  • Violent Squall | Monsoon (2% per level)
  • Storm Bringer (2% per level)

Wind Archer V-Matrix Skills Guide

Main V Skill: Howling Gale
Trio #1: Song of Heaven / Trifling Wind / Storm Bringer
Note: Bolded = essential skill | Non-bolded = non-essential skill.

MapleStory Old to New Official Skill Names

Wind Archer 1st Job Skills

  • Breeze Arrow → Breeze Shot | Breeze Arrow
  • 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 | Fairy Spiral
  • Bow Booster → (SAME)
  • Bow Mastery → (SAME)
  • Physical Training → (SAME)
  • Trifling Wind I → Trifling Whim I
  • Sylph’s Aid → Sylphs Aid | Sylvan Aid

Wind Archer 3rd Job Skills

  • Arrow Shower | Dance of Frozen Wind → Chilling Fusillade | Sentient Arrow
  • Pinpoint Pierce → Pinpoint Mark | Pinpoint Pierce
  • Albatross → (SAME)
  • Emerald Flower → (SAME)
  • Trifling Wind II → Trifling Whim II
  • Featheriness → Featherlight | Featherweight
  • Wind Evasion → Circumvention | Second Wind

Wind Archer 4th Job Skills

  • Bow Expert → Expert Bow Mastery | Bow Expert
  • Emerald Dust → (SAME)
  • Elite Albatross → Albatross Maximum | Albatross Max
  • Trifling Wind III → (SAME)
  • Wind Blessing → Wind Chime | Touch of the Wind
  • Sharp Eyes → (SAME)
  • Cygnus Knights → Cygnus Knights | Call of Cygnus
  • Sky’s Song → Cyclone | Song of Heaven
  • Spiral Vortex → Spiral Vortex | Spiraling Vortex
  • Storm Bringer → (SAME)
  • Monsoon → Violent Squall | Monsoon
  • Guardians Glory → Glory of Guardians

Wind Archer Hyper Skills

  • ??? → ???

Wind Archer 5th Job Skills

  • Howling Gale → Howling Gale (SAME)
  • Idle Whim → ???

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345 thoughts on “MapleStory Wind Archer aka Wind Breaker Skill Build Guide

  1. Yee

    Idle Whim → Frenzied winds
    msea

  2. Ernest

    I have a question. How does the Inner ability “Attack skills target +1” work with cyclone?

    Does this means that i will do 20% more damage then usual when attacking a single monster with it?

  3. xShaivan

    For people still confused whether Spiral Vortex is better than Cyclone/Song of Heaven for mobbing, through experience I would say Cyclone/Song of Heaven is better no matter your dmg output. This is purely due to higher activation rate of trifling whim which is a significant help to mobbing. Unlike bowmaster’s hurricane, the startup animation for Cyclone/SOH is very low, low enough for me to literally hold either arrow keys and lightly tap the cyclone key repeatedly to maintain some movement while still firing. I’m able to 1 shot mobs now hence my preference to jump around and tap cyclone to mob. For tougher mobs, just hold down the key and watch your cyclone with trifling whims wreck havoc.

    I will provide video proof/tutorial if required. Aquila server, MSEA, lvl 220 Wind Breaker. IGN: xShaivan

  4. Helquin

    @GordonRamsay I’ve scanned through the patch notes of 5th Job and the stat changes seemed to be the prominent cause(to be specific, Critical Damage replace Min Crit and Max Crit) but I don’t think it is. Its either that or they traded damage with lines…or you memory is just fuzzy?

    btw what MS(GMS, KMS, MSEA) are you playing?

  5. GordonRamsay

    Hey so I played on Reboot over the summer and I mained my WindArcher. So I got to lv190 and before i stopped playing i was at about 340k range and I was hitting about 4-5mil (if my memory serves me correct) with both my song of heaven and spiraling vortex. I recently came back since I’m off school and I managed to boost up my range up to around 430k range but I only hit 2mil and ever so often 3mil. Was there a change or something? Or is it the Critical Damage thing cuz that wasn’t there before I believe? Maybe my memory is just fuzzy and I didn’t actually hit 4-5mils?

  6. AeolusGrace

    @Ciqness
    You only get Monsoon at level170~ Good Luck Levelling up~
    Song of heaven will be your bossing skill. As for mobbing, it is down to personal preference. For me, I like to use to Song of heaven~
    Unlike bowmaster’s hurricane, you cannot move while using Song of heaven, so for large maps, it would be easier to use spiralling vortex for mobbing.

    I am a level 143 Wind Archer in MSEA

  7. iiBLACKCATii

    i want to know .. how to set macro buff for fastest?

  8. Ciqness

    What Level do you get monsoon ? Im lvl 109 on my 4th job advancement (reboot ) and have yet to get it ? Also could you explain What my main skills should be ?
    So i still use sentinent arrow ? is song of heaven my main boss and mobbing skill ? what about spiraling vortex.. Thanks :D

  9. Ayumilove Post author

    @Sam: Thanks for the notice! I have added Wind Archer 5th Job Skills.

  10. Wilson

    Can someone provide some equip list for Maplesea wind archer?

  11. Sam

    Are you gonna add 5th job to skill build? I heard that they are pretty awesome

  12. iOneTimez

    I’ve been wondering what’s with the “Monster Def – %” on the Emerald Flower (passive) located at 4th job? Do you need to put the emerald flower to have it’s effect or is it passively put on you? Also while bossing, do i need to first place on Pinpoint pierce just to have extra damage then proceed to Song of Heaven?

    Also, I have been using sentient arrow to mob since it was buffed. Much easier.

    I also don’t recall having a specialized skill [mortal blow]? How do I have that?

  13. FleedEms

    @Moaz
    Thanks you, then it’s useless ^^

    @wimdzork
    I use Song of Heaven to grind, I tried with vortex and song of Heaven, and the best is song of Heaven.

    I’m lvl 239 in EMS, and song of Heaven + trifling .. really great for mobbing
    (OFC only if you can OS with them, I hit 50M on mobs then I don’t have the problem, I’ll do a grind video for Wind soon, my YouTube chanel : Fleed EMS ).

  14. Ayumilove Post author

    @WimdZork: Use Spiral Vortex for mobbing. Use Cyclone for bossing or single target enemies with high HP.

  15. WimdZork

    cyclone or spiral vortex for mobbing?

  16. Moaz

    @FleedEms
    You take less damage from elemental based attacks

  17. FleedEms

    Hello, EMS get hyper stat and I can see “elemental resistance”

    -increases your resistance against all elemental attacks. (20% lvl 5)

    What is that? it’s like elemental ignore (to gain more damage on main bosses)?

    I can’t understand, help me please :)

  18. Ayumilove Post author

    @Bon: Try refreshing the page or view it in Youtube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0T1ARZUg0Y – If you are still not able to view it, perhaps the music owner has blocked your country from viewing it.

  19. Bon

    the video says its no available in my country which the U.S? is that an error? all the other videos I was able to watch.

  20. Sam

    btw u should make the following changes

    Song of Heaven: At Master Level: Damage increase for hitting every 1 less target is increased from 13% to 20%.

    Bow Expert: At Master Level: Added final damage: 10%.

  21. Trip

    When is Heroes of maple gonna come to gms?

  22. jer

    no wild hunter video?

  23. Ayumilove Post author

    @Sam: Thanks! I have updated Song of Heaven – Boss Rush from 20% to 30%.

  24. Sam

    Perhaps you need to update this:-

    Song of Heaven – Boss Rush: Boss damage increased from 20% to 30%.

  25. Ayumilove Post author

    @Jozee: Dance of Frozen Wind is the unofficial skill name during KMS translation. The official name for that skill is Chilling Fusillade (MSEA) or also known as Sentient Arrow (GMS). It’s one of Wind Archer’s 3rd job skills.

  26. Jozee

    What skill is Dance of Frozen Wind?

  27. FleedEms

    Hello,

    I saw the news | November 26, 2015 | KMST ver. 1.2.024 – Heroes of Maple Blockbuster and Skill Changes!

    -Wind Blessing: in addition to existing effects, Wind Blessing now increases your attack by 10%

    -Bow Expert: final damage boost has been increased from 10% to 25%

    -Spiral Vortex: in addition to existing effects, Spiral Vortex now passively increases Dance of Frozen Wind’s damage by 275%p

    -Storm Bringer: cast action has been deleted

    Just have some questions about : Final damage = the current damage +25%? (10M per line > 12,5M per line)

    Cast action deleted = the buff animation or the big arrows when I’ll use song of Heaven.

    If someone know the speed attack for dance of frozen Wind (song of Heaven around 8,2/s, then dance ..?)

    Thanks!

  28. Ayumilove Post author

    @Realm: Thanks for sharing this website so other viewers can view the video when Youtube has applied region block.

  29. Realm

    Here is the unblocked version for the video if you need it. http://www.unblockyoutube.co.uk/permalink.php?url=d5D4zsG3n1yrwOe1CfU%2FGgpOMVqlAOKvGJhJyUWKE087LG6EqEwMjz5fSC8nDcrEQHzj4f6HDvX2jDSOa31AUQ%3D%3D

  30. Ayumilove Post author

    @jwoo2000: I don’t think there is additional damage. I believe that when your arrow meets the target, the crystal appears. (Not referring to the large summon green diamond).

  31. Ayumilove Post author

    @Realm: Yeah, I realized that it was blocked after checking it via Youtube Video Manager Dashboard. So folks from US are unable to view and listen to the awesome music.

  32. Realm

    The video is not working. It tells me that,” This video contains content from PONYCANYON. It is not available in your country.”
    I live in the US.

  33. jwoo2000

    What happens when you shoot song of heaven through the crystal? more damage?

  34. FleedEms

    Hey, I’m back with 1 other question.

    Song Of Heaven :

    Level 30: MP Cost: 8, Max Enemies hit: 4, Damage per shot: 345%. Damage increases by 13% for every 1 less targets.

    And the legend ability:

    Increases number of monster hit by your attack skills. Affects all skills except skills which hit only 1 monster.

    Then song of heaven > 5mobs, then +10% again if I hit 1 mob?

  35. FleedEms

    @shawn : Isn’t the 2M-2M range, but the cap damage (50.000.000) then the hyper stat is useless to compare because Wind archer and wild hunter Cap on this video.

    Hyper stat only give > %boss, %pdr, %damage, %min/max/rate critic.. not attack count.

    Then I just see wild hunter >Arrow Blaster 8,2 arrows/s *3 + 3rd job summon atk + jaguar .. A lot of line, and Wind archer only 8,2 arrows/s and Trifling/storm bringer (Like 8-9 arrows bonus per sec)

    __________________________________________________________________

    @Ayumilove: Yeah, that why I hope a new revamp for Wind archer. (Like RED patch for Adventurer), or 5th job, but 2years + I see “soon 5th job” for KMS.

  36. Ayumilove Post author

    @FleedEms: Thanks for sharing the video clip. It seems that the Wild Hunter produces more lines/minute than Wind Archer. Perhaps it has benefit alot from Wild Hunter Summon 3rd Job Skill: Hunting Assistant Unit.

  37. Shawn

    @FleedEms You can’t really compare the two which such a level difference. Although they have 2 mill – 2 mill damage for both classes, there’s hyper stat points. After reaching past 200, you still gain hyper stat points, and obviously the wind archer is missing some.

  38. FleedEms

    I understand, but the DPM chart isn’t Lines/minute. (they include the %damage)
    Then with Cap damage, only the lines per minute is usefull, and Wind is disadvantaged.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=facJZc3aqEU

    On this video we can see the great difference.

  39. Ayumilove Post author

    @FleedEms: Wind Archer is still a good class in bossing as it’s DPM (Damage Per Minute) is roughly 13% lower than Wild Hunter and 15% lower than Mercedes but 1% higher than Bow Master. This info is based from KMS latest DPS chart with the latest patch (includes the new job which are Blaster, Kinesis).

  40. FleedEms

    Ok, then the nerf “elemental > %atk” is real. Thank you for the answer.

    I see :

    “Wind Archer Pros and Cons

    + Good bossing class”

    I don’t realy agree, my main is Wind breaker and I can see a lot of cons

    -Song Of Heaven isn’t mobile (Mercedes/wild hunter/Bowmaster and Corsair can move with their skill like hurricane)

    -1 line on Song of heaven (Mercedes 2*lines / Bowmaster 2*lines / Wild Hunter ..lol) Wind have great % attack on Heaven “345%” then “445%” on critical but mercedes “200%” and “300%” on critical then > 600% and possible to Cap *2, then the cap = 100M for mercedes, and 50M for Wind.

    -Slow final attack > trifling / stormbringer, 50% activation rate but I don’t see 4*/sec for storm, and trifling is so laggy, some time I don’t have any trifling during 10-15 sec.. (and I have good connexion, and the server was fast “70ms” or so).

    -The link skill can stack 5 time on other classes (25% total), but I can only have the self 10% on cygnus classe, then I lose 15% compared to other classes.(Propably revamped for GMS/KMS ..)

    -Moonsoon (Hypers skill) is like the hyper Wild hunter, and 90sec (45sec with revamp) Cooldown for Wind, 12sec cooldown for wild hunter, same range.

    At the moment I just wait any revamps or 5th job, but Wind is realy sucks, and I don’t want change.

  41. Ayumilove Post author

    @FleedEms: I have updated some parts of the guide but left out the Cygnus Knight Noblese skills. I’ll be placing the Noblesse skills in a separate page to be shared across other Cygnus Knights :D

  42. FleedEms

    Hello, I’ve 1 question,

    I see :

    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)

    But I’ve -50% (Wind archer [Europe maple]), and the revamp will change for 10%atk.
    I dont understand because in this page i can see :

    Level 30: Bow Mastery: +70%. Weapon ATT: +30, Minimum Critical Damage: +15%, Damage when attacking Boss Monsters:+40%

    Then the revamp with reboot is already applied in this build, then Wind archer never had “-100% elemental”.

    If someone can explain me because I realy want the -100% elemental, but maybe a dream? or bad joke? ;(

    I can see “Updated on December 16, 2015 by Ayumilove” then the update is recent.

    Thanks!

  43. Ayumilove Post author

    @viralvoltage: You add points based on your gaming preference. If you mob more, then it’s recommended to add Hyper Skill Points into Spiralling Vortex. Usually end game, players would want the ability to have advantage against boss to get rare/unique items from boss.

  44. viralvoltage

    My wind archer has reached lvl 150 on the reboot server and I am confused if i should be using Spiraling Vortex or Song of Heaven to mob. I was also wondering if i should take hyper skill points into spiraling vortex since I mob much more than boss.

  45. Ayumilove Post author

    @G: Any place with mobs concentrated within 1 screen with multiple platforms to make great use of the “Chilling Fusillade / Sentient Arrow” (3rd job skill) or flat platform “Spiral Vortex” (4th job skill).

  46. G

    Do u have any reviews on WindArcher’s Maplesea training spots ? or they’re all same good place for training?

  47. Ayumilove Post author

    @j: Thanks for your feedback! I have corrected the “Trifling Wind II” typo to “Trifling Wind I” in the 2nd Job Skill Build section.

  48. j

    I mean 2nd job.

  49. J

    I just notice something. On 1st job it’s called Trifling Wind I, but on the build on 1st job it’s called Trifling Wind II. I know it’s a typo.

  50. michael

    You’re the best ayumi

    You guide help me a lot… Wind Breaker are pretty cool… im training one going lv 136

    IGN: Mrflavor
    Server: MapleStory Europe

  51. LOIse

    What does msea and gms stand for

  52. anon

    Just noticed there were different skills in-game for global. How do you feel about touch of The Wind?

  53. Anymouse

    What would be the play style for Wind Archer? I don’t really find a use for wind walk except for going over enemies.

  54. Robin

    Hi,
    I play in MapleStory Europe, and my wind breaker got Echo of Hero at level 100. Is that normal? :s

  55. Ayumilove Post author

    @Rhobertico: Purchased SP Reset Coupon for 3rd Job in Cash Shop to change the SP (Skill Point). Free method would be recreating your character again (delete and create)

  56. Rhobertico

    Is there a way to change sp in 3rd job? My Thrifling whim II is 19 and I cannot put sp anymore.

  57. Ayumilove Post author

    @Hyper Lemon: It depends on your play style. Do you like your character to be stationary in one corner and deal massive amount of damage (Wind Breaker) or move around in a flash while dealing heavy damage (Striker aka Thunder Breaker).

  58. Hyper Lemon

    Ayumi , Which jobs you recommend me ? Wind Breaker or Striker ?

  59. Ian Jan

    @Rick:

    Sorry mate! my bad, its maple warrior :D

  60. Rick

    @Ian Jan:

    What are you talking about? Call of Cygnus is the Maple Warrior equivalent for cygnus knights not Hero’s will.

  61. Tapay

    I see. Thanks, @PapaGrimly.

  62. Ian Jan

    Cygnus Knights have an alternative to Hero’s Will, You can get the quest on EREVE and
    get that skill. It is “CALL OF CYGNUS” Which has the same effect as Hero’s will

  63. PapaGrimly

    @Tapay: The active portion of Wind Walk allows the Wind Archer to move through an enemy without taking touch damage, as well as activating faster than a double jump so you can use it to avoid boss attacks easier.

  64. Tapay

    A question about the 1st Job skill of Wind Walk. What would I use it for besides the passive effect? Is the active portion useful at all?

  65. bronald

    are windarchers bad mobbers? sky song only hits 4 mobs max tho

  66. Ayumilove Post author

    @Adiel: You could use the MapleGuide Training in MapleStory to teleport you to a training ground. I tried it and the EXP is fairly good.

  67. Adiel

    Hello Ayumi!
    I wondered if you could help me and tell me where I can train with my Wind Archer LvL 60 GMS, because I’m having a tough time finding any locations to train at…

    Thanks for responding! :)

  68. Ayumilove Post author

    @nano: Cygnus Knights do not have Hero’s Will skill (4th job skill that removes negative buff such as Seduce). However, Cygnus Knights apparently have high resistance against abnormal status and this is gained from Cygnus Blessing Link Skill which is stackable with other Cygnus Knights’ Link Skill.

  69. nano

    I cant seem to find hero’s will in the skills. KOC dun have? O.O

  70. Ayumilove Post author

    @karory: Xenon and Dawn Warrior.

  71. karory

    Ayumi, What is your favourite class in Maple? :o

  72. Ayumilove Post author

    @DopeDonuts: Before you add points into Double Chance, it will only shoot “1 arrow” per target. After maxing Trifling Arrow – Double Chance Hyper Skill, you will notice 2 arrows per target. See this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeqFKsatV0k Private server does not have them coded correctly. If you are on a legit server (GMS/MSEA) probably its a bug that they have not fixed yet.

  73. Ayumilove Post author

    @WailingWind: Yes, adding into Hyper STR (Strength) instead of Hyper Mana certainly increases damage but not significant. Do note that it will be beneficial in long run when using Elixirs as it will save you lots of meso.

  74. Ayumilove Post author

    @DOELARH: I think it’s an old skill which is only available in Wind Archer that does not have the 4th job advancement.

  75. Ayumilove Post author

    @AppleSauce: I think they have already removed the Ultimate Explorer feature and now Cygnus Knights level up like ordinary Adventurer (level cap is 255) but does not require to purchase any Mastery Books to unlock the 4th job skills.

  76. DopeDonuts

    How does the Double Chance enchantment for Trifling Work? I tested out in Dojo but I don’t see any effects after allocating a point into it, it never shoots on 2 arrows with one proc nor does the arrows do 2 lines of damage to the bosses.

  77. NelsonLoh

    What is the best eq and accessories for wind archer?

  78. AppleSauce

    Hey Ayumi, can you still make a Ultimate Explorer at level 120 now with the new patch?

  79. DOELARH

    Dear Ayumilove

    I’m playing maplesea and my wb is currently lvl72. But. Something’s wrong. My wind breaker doesn’t have the skill mortal blow. Isn’t a bug or is it only for gms? Please reply.

  80. WailingWind

    should i not add hyper mana for hyper skills since we do not really need the mana instead adding hyper str?

  81. Ayumilove Post author

    @FrozenPizza: All AP distributed into DEX (Dexterity) for Wind Archer. I believe STR is not required anymore as MapleStory has changed some of the game mechanics. Previously, we had to add some AP (Ability Points) into the secondary stat in order to equip the weapon/armor but time has change and has removed the secondary stat requirement from equipments :D

  82. FrozenPizza

    @Ayumilove Thank you so much for making the guide =D One more question, may I know what’s the AP distribution for Wind Archer? 4 DEX 1 STR?

  83. NelsonLoh

    @Ayumilove Thanks! Much appreciate with the help. This website provides a great help to maplers such as me. =)

  84. NelsonLoh

    @Ayumilove Thanks! Much appreciate by the help. By the way, this website was a great help to those maplers such as me. =)

  85. Ayumilove Post author

    @NelsonLoh: Reach Level 140 to obtain your very first Hyper Skill. It will be located within the same skill window but to see those skills, you will need to click on the Hyper Skill Button.

  86. NelsonLoh

    How to acquire Hyperskill? i can’t seems to get it though.

  87. zuckerberg

    Trifling whim III shoots 5 arrows, if it’s one enemy, all five arrows will hit that one target? O.o

  88. Ayumilove Post author

    @shark: As of GMS v.157 or MapleStory with Shinning Star patch implemented in other regions (e.g. KMS), all 4th Jobbers will accumulate 255 SP (Skill Points) upon reach Level 140. It is sufficient to max out all skills. Spiraling Vortex, Song of Heaven, Trifling Wind III, Albatross Max, Emerald Dust (1) means adding 1 SP to unlock those skills first :)

  89. shark

    Im a lvl 156 wind archer and i maxed out every skill in fourth job O.o is that a glitch?

  90. Ayumilove Post author

    @PureDarkWhite: Each arrow now hit twice (2 damage line) instead of once (1 damage line). The name given by GMS is sometimes confusing as its not describing on what it is supposed to do :P

  91. Ayumilove Post author

    @Inrika: Thanks for your updates. I have updated Wind Archer skills. It seems that GMS v.157 Shinning Patch has nerfed many Wind Archer skills damage.

  92. Inrika

    Song of heaven needs an update. Its damage is reduced from 370% to 345%.
    Here is a list of changes from Shinning Star Patch.

    Fairy Spiral: Percent damage decreased from 195 to 175.
    Gust Shot: Percent damage decreased from 285 to 260.
    Song of Heaven: Percent damage decreased from 370 to 345.
    Trifling Wind III: Percent damage decreased from 280 to 260. Enhancement maintained.

  93. PureDarkWhite

    “Trifling Wind – Double Chance” , can anyones explain to me what this skill does. Does it double the hit on 1 arrow on enemy or it just create 1 more arrow when TW is trigger?

  94. ApinkChoRong

    @stormsurger my wind archer is lv 143 and solo’s zakum pretty quickly with ease. I’m kinda funded tho but i think you can solo zakum at lv 120?, 10k range you should be fine. You can always try and see for yourself! (getting to zakum is really easy nowadays).

  95. Stormsurger

    What level do you think could you solo zakum and what minimum range would be required? If you can, a more general answer (as in for other classes) would be fantastic as well.

    Cheers ;)

  96. Ayumilove Post author

    @bread: All Cygnus Knights job in MapleStory RED now is easier to train up to Level 200 considering all of the skills in 4th job are unlocked (No Mastery Books required to be purchased from the Leafre NPC for 7~10 million mesos).

  97. Ayumilove Post author

    @Nanjo: Only AP (Ability Points) will be issued, no SP/HSP (Skill Points / Hyper Skill Points) will be issued after Level 200 if I recall correctly :)

  98. Nanjo

    Hii Ayumi, thanks for the guide.

    May I ask for hyper skills, do we still gain the SP for it, in between lv210-250?

  99. bread

    Planning on playing on a new world on GMS and am starting off with absolutely nothing. Would it be too hard to play Wind Archer or is it fine (considering I’ll be starting with 0 funding).

  100. Ayumilove Post author

    @Jack_C1: Spiraling Vortex is mostly used to cluster enemies while the Song of Heaven (SoH) is used for killing enemies quickly. Spiraling Vortex is preferred if you can kill enemies with it in 1-3 hits, and any more than that you will need to use Song of Heaven as it deals more damage faster to enemies with massive amount of health, like the ones in Stronghold.

  101. Jack_C

    Hi Ayumi! I’m just curious why SOH-related hypers are preferred over spiraling vortex hypers? Is spiraling vortex not useful for mobbing at later levels? Or Is SOH the preferred grinding/mobbing/training skill in the first place? I rarely use SOH since I don’t boss, and I wonder if I’m not playing as a WA ‘the right way’. Thanks.

  102. BenBen

    Hi ayumi, I’m curious over adding ap points. My wb dex is Max so should I add on str or hp will be better?

  103. Ayumilove Post author

    @Woong: Wind Archer can purchase set of equipment or hunt them:

    Level 140 – MapleStory Reinforced Gollux Set
    1) 2 Items: All stats +15, HP/MP +1200
    2) 3 Items: ATK/M.ATK +30, HP/MP +10%
    3) 4 Items: Boss +30%, PDR -15%

    Level 140 – MapleStory Falcon Wing Set
    1) 2 Items: ACC +200, Avoid +200, DEF +300, M.DEF +300
    2) 3 Items: HP +15%, MP +15%
    3) 4 Items: ATK +15, Abnormal status -2 seconds
    4) 5 Items: All Skill +2, All Stats +20
    5) 6 Items: ATK +30, Boss Damage +30%

  104. Woong

    how do you think the best way to upgrade my level 148 wind archer! i have about 300 mil.

  105. Nova

    For 3rd job Featherweight says 30% to ignore damage, where as reached lv 60 and it says you take 30% less damage.

  106. 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

  107. 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…..

  108. 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.

  109. Ayumilove Post author

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

  110. Ayumilove Post author

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

  111. 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

  112. TFTWst3a1thyy .

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

  113. 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

  114. 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 :)

  115. reece chai

    in msea does wind archer will get nerf after red patch?

  116. 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

  117. 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

  118. 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.

  119. TehDaBoki

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

  120. 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.

  121. 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.

  122. lars

    any idea when it comes to europe ??

  123. 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 :)

  124. 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.

  125. 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.

  126. 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!

  127. Reecechai

    Hi ayumi..i want to ask..the latest patch in kms wind archer will get nerf badly?

  128. Juuvyn

    hey ayumi,
    just wanted to know if WA or TB is btr in bossing after the WA nerf

  129. 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….

  130. 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..

  131. Ayumilove Post author

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

  132. 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 :)

  133. 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

  134. 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

  135. 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

  136. Haru

    Hi Ayumi~ Do you know if we can still get the shinjou mount at 120? or has that been changed etc.?

  137. 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.

  138. Aubrie

    Is this class good at mobbing?

  139. 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 :)

  140. 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.

  141. 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.

  142. curious

    what’s the rate of arrow coming out of cyclone per min?

  143. 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.

  144. 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.

  145. 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!!

  146. 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.

  147. 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?

  148. 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 :)

  149. kjh07

    wat meaning is Evasion, and wat does it do?

  150. ValorWolfie

    I have to say. Thanks AyumiLove your guide is very helpful :3

  151. 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?

  152. 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

  153. 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.

  154. 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.

  155. Animefreak426

    Hi! Just wondering, isn’t emerald flower good for bossing? Why add it as the last?

  156. WildHeartless

    i believe you get Cygnus Knights at level 120…

  157. 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

  158. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Earl, its ok to max Gust Shot if you use it more often compared to Wind Flourish.

  159. Earl

    Hey its me again~~
    Is it ok to max Gust shot than Wind Flourish?

  160. Ayumilove Post author

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

  161. 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.

  162. 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.

  163. 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.

  164. Earl

    Woops, NVM my reply o3o

  165. 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?

  166. 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.

  167. 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.

  168. 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?

  169. 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.

  170. Ayumilove Post author

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

  171. kano

    I have to be lvl 120 to renew?

  172. Alex Ng

    hi ayumi, why we in MSEA dun have 4th job skill Cygnus Knight buff?

  173. Binbin

    which will be stronger now?merc or wind breaker?

  174. Devin

    Going to be fun to play around with.

  175. SeeMeBurn

    Erm isn’t chilling fusillade same as arrow shower? If so,why is it in a different build?

  176. 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! ^^

  177. XxbeybladexX

    Hi, can you make a tutorial for 4th skill? because i’m stucked at there.. -_-

  178. 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.

  179. 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?

  180. 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:)

  181. Connexus

    What does elemental expert do ??

  182. 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 :)

  183. WindyBreaker

    Oh, okay then Thanks you very much :)
    your guides are the best :D

  184. 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.

  185. edwgel

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

  186. 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~

  187. WindyBreaker

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

  188. 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)

  189. Charles

    Hi, What’s Wind breaker secondary weapon? Its it cygnus emblem?

  190. Ayumilove Post author

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

  191. 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?

  192. Lim Jing

    Lighted, once you reach 120lvl it will pop out a quest and obtain the skill.

  193. 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

  194. Lighted

    how do you get 4th job Cygnus Knight skills?

  195. Landeraxial

    Arrow Shower* Sp*

  196. Landeraxial

    3rd job arrow showwing build extra exp for H??? what is h

  197. 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.

  198. 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!??!?!?”

  199. Animefreak426

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

  200. zemura826

    How to get cycnus knights?

  201. Davvid

    the primary stats is DEX? but why the auto assist say add all to STR instead of DEX?

  202. han

    Hi Ayumilove, I would like to ask , does KOC have hero will?

  203. Ayumilove Post author

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

  204. 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

  205. Raeyldon

    And this patch might be followed by the releasing of Unlimited patch…

  206. 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!

  207. mark98

    Sorry,let me rephrase.

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

  208. mark98

    Ayumilove,will the new cygnus characters get new hairstyle?

  209. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Eric , thanks for the notice! I have checked out MapleSEA site already :D

  210. Eric

    Hi Ayumi, MapleSEA is coming this update Cygnus Return. Thanks.

  211. 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?

  212. 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

  213. Ayumilove Post author

    Thanks aerial for the update on MapleSEA!

  214. 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 :)

  215. dalzayong

    a skill that give 30% dex? this class can be more powerful then revamp explorers

  216. 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

  217. CygnusBionic

    how soon how soon how soooon

  218. 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~

  219. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Haku, the music name is hidden in the video.

  220. Haku

    Music* not much srry wrong button

  221. 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 ?

  222. Shukai

    What will happen to the ultimate explores skills?

  223. 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)

  224. aquila zai

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

  225. 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.

  226. (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

  227. ncczai

    ayumi~ the 2013 wb 2nd job – 4th job advancement same like other as 30 , 60 , 100??

  228. Russell

    When is the revamp coming out in MapleSEA?

  229. han

    Thanks. If anyone happen to know please drop a text here. :D

  230. 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.

  231. han

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

  232. 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.

  233. 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.

  234. (GMS)gamer

    Hi ayumilove its me again when will this class come out for GMS?

  235. (GMS)gamer

    Hi Ayumilove Does this class use arrows or soul arrows like Mercedes?

  236. Sunnyz

    is it true that this revamp is coming to MSEA next month?

  237. Agasy

    Hi ayumi, can you please answer my question from my last comment?
    Thank you

  238. 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.

  239. 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

  240. 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!

  241. Agasy

    Why there is a H in the arrow shower build in 3rd job? And what does it mean?

  242. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi landrew831, they will be the same as the rest of the jobs.

  243. landrew831

    Do they get job advances at the same level adventurers do?

  244. 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?

  245. Chakane

    Okay, thanks !

  246. 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.

  247. 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?

  248. 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?

  249. smiley123

    will old cygnus knights have their old skills plus new skills after revamp

  250. 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.

  251. eddie

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

  252. SitrepYhea

    Thanks for the info it should take about 2 months for them to come to gms right

  253. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi CygnusBionic, they will be coming soon to GMS and MSEA :)

  254. 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.

  255. 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?

  256. 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

  257. Ayumilove Post author

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

  258. blaster

    When is this revamp coming to GMS?

  259. edeathdathD

    WOW! wind archers can now fly! XDDD

  260. Anzu Nguyen

    Wait, so we will not be able to make any more UAs?

  261. 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?

  262. 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.

  263. 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?

  264. 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?

  265. 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?

  266. Ayumilove Post author

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

  267. Dylan

    If I made an ultimate adventurer will I get to keep it or will it be deleted?

  268. brubrits

    and this skill is just for KMS?

  269. 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?

  270. 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.

  271. 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 :)

  272. 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..

  273. 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.

  274. 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?

  275. Swift

    JEENNY<333 its Karan

  276. iAmJennyx3

    Do you know when the revamp will come? Please answer ASAP pleaseeee!!

  277. 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!

  278. 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.

  279. Tristan

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

  280. hjx

    when will the nightwalker and flame wizard come?

  281. 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.

  282. WindArrow

    Do the 2013 wind breaker skills still required arrows from the iventory?

  283. 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.

  284. 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.

  285. 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?

  286. 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.

  287. 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 ;)

  288. 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.

  289. Swift

    Ohh and is this class gender locked?
    ~Swift

  290. 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

  291. 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?

  292. Ayumilove Post author

    You’re welcome JJ Tumang :)

  293. JJ Tumang

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

  294. 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.

  295. JJ Tumang

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

  296. 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!

  297. 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.

  298. Eli Peterson

    Also, how much mana does it use and how much HP does it have at specific levels.?

  299. 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!!??

  300. 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

  301. 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. :(

  302. 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).

  303. 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?

  304. 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).

  305. 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?

  306. 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).

  307. Josh Finnels

    About when will this revamp cone to GMS

  308. 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.

  309. 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 :)

  310. Jason

    Hi, i was wondering if Spiral Vortex will be the new UA skill taking over Wind Piercing?

  311. 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.

  312. 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. :(

  313. david

    can i be wind beaker now i do new acc ?

  314. James

    Hey ayumilove, what levels do the wind archers get their job advancements after the revamp?

  315. david

    how can i be wind beaker i want be the

  316. alex

    do they need 4th job books?

  317. 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.

  318. 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.

  319. Ayumilove Post author

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

  320. Drkmatador

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

  321. 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.

  322. izoka

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

  323. 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.

  324. 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?

  325. Ayumilove Post author

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

  326. 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.

  327. 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.

  328. 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.

  329. 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 :)

  330. Speed

    so does this mean all the cygnus classes are getting remaid to be lvl 200?

  331. 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.

  332. Nathin Trei

    This is out fo question but what happend to ayumilove hackstory?

  333. Nhat Ngo

    this…is…just….insane…

  334. 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.

  335. kelvin

    when will it be released on msea?

  336. 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.

  337. 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?

  338. 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!

  339. 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.

  340. Tonez

    I have a question do you need mastery books to max the skills or you dont?

  341. 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)

  342. 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?

  343. 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.

  344. Susi

    if i make a wind archer now in GMS, when the patch comes out will it convert to this?

  345. 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?