MapleStory 5th Job Skill Build Guide

MapleStory V 5th job skills advancement system goal is to add new battle experiences, makes you grow stronger and slightly modifying existing battle play-style. Characters who are at least Level 200 can start to complete 5th job advancement quests in Temple of Time.

MapleStory 5th Job Overview

MapleStory 5th Job Common Skill Cores
MapleStory 5th Job Special Skill Cores
MapleStory 5th Job Skill Enhancement Core
Arcane Symbol EXP Table
Enhancement Core and Skill Core EXP Table

MapleStory 5th Job Prerequisite:

  • Requirement: Lv. 200 and above
  • Complete Temple of Time questline (Lv.140) to begin 5th job adventure!
  • Meet the Goddesses and speak with Erda to earn their support and progress your character.
  • Buffs, skills and effects in the form of Nodes are obtained via V Matrix (5th job UI).
  • Open Nodestones to obtain nodes.
  • Nodes can be enhanced and/or dismantled in Arcane River.

MapleStory 5th Job Skill System V Matrix

  • Equip V Cores to acquire new skills, enhance existing ones and gain special abilities!
  • 3 types of V Cores: Skill Cores, Enhancement Cores, and Special Cores.
  • Skill Core: Allows you to acquire new skills.
  • Enhancement Core: Allows you to enhance existing skills.
  • Special Core: Only one can be equipped. Provides special abilities if conditions are met.
  • Skill Cores – Cost to craft: 140 V Core Points
  • Skill Cores – V Core Points obtained when disassembling: 40
  • Enhancement Cores – Cost to craft: 70 V Core Points
  • Enhancement Cores – V Core Points obtained when disassembling: 10
  • Special Cores – Cost to craft: 250 V Core Points
  • Special Cores – V Core Points obtained when disassembling: 50

V Cores Guide

  • To upgrade Skill Cores and Enhancement Cores, bring those cores to NPC Achelle located at Arcane River area’s town to combine the same types of V cores.
  • Skill Cores can be upgraded to Level 30. Enhancement Cores can be upgrade to Level 60. Special Cores can be upgraded to Level 1.
  • V Cores can be disassembled to retrieve V Core Pieces which is used in the Maker Mode System.
  • V Cores is obtained by using Core Gemstone (similarly to Potions) which are dropped by monsters residing in Arcane River area.
  • When you first start 5th job, you will be given 4 slots in the V Matrix. Every 6 level ups will unlock 1 slot.

V Matrix Improvements

  • 1 Matrix Point will be obtained per level, after V Job Advancement has been completed.
  • Matrix Points can be used to enhance Core Slots.
  • Each Core Slot can be enhanced up to 5 times with Matrix Points.
  • Each enhancement costs 1 Matrix Point.
  • Enhancement Cores that are enhanced via Matrix Points will receive effects on all 3 skills in that single Core Slot.
  • The maximum level for Enhancement Skills is now 60.
  • The maximum level for V Skills is now 30.
  • Special Cores will not receive effects of Matrix Point Enhancements.
  • Invested Matrix Points can be reset at a cost of 1,000,000 mesos.
  • All currently equipped V Cores in the V Matrix for all characters will be unequipped.
  • Position of cores can now be adjusted by clicking and dragging them to the desired slots.
  • Mesos can now be used to unlock Core Slots early. A maximum of 2 early slots can be unlocked. The mesos cost for unlocking Core Slots differs based on the slot that is being unlocked. Slots unlocked will not snowball regardless of the player levelling to unlock the slot normally.
  • Enhancement EXP for levelling Cores will no longer be lost when using previously enhanced cores as materials for enhancing new cores.

MapleStory 5th Job Common Skill Cores

New skills that can be acquired by installing Skill Cores have been added. Buff duration/cooldown reduction/cooldown resets do not affect 5th job skills. Maximum Level: 25 (30 with Matrix Points)

Overview

  1. All Jobs
  2. Warrior Common Skills
  3. Archer Common Skills
  4. Thief Common Skills
  5. Pirate Common Skills
  6. Cygnus Knight Common Skills
  7. Hero Common Skills
  8. Demon Common Skills
  9. Resistance Common Skills
  10. Nova Common Skills
  11. Sengoku Common Skills
  12. Flora Common Skills

All Jobs

Rope Lift Rope Lift
Maximum Level: 25 (30 with Matrix Points)
Fires a grappling hook to a platform above you to ascend quickly.
Level 1: Press the skill key while you’re climbing to cancel. Cooldown: 3 sec. [Passive Effect – All Stats: +1]
Level 30: Press the skill key while you’re climbing to cancel. Cooldown: 3 sec [Passive Effect – All Stats: +30]

Blink Blink
Maximum Level: 25 (30 with Matrix Points)
Teleports you to a random location on the map.
Level 1: HP Cost: 5% of Max HP, Teleport to a random location on the map. Cooldown: 64 sec. [Passive Effect – All Stats: +1]
Level 30: HP Cost: 5% of Max HP, Teleport to a random location on the map. Cooldown: 35 sec. [Passive Effect – All Stats: +6]

Erda Nova Erda Nova
Maximum Level: 25 (30 with Matrix Points)
Collect Erda from within yourself and from the surrounding area and use it to shoot down enemies. The enemy with the highest Max HP within range will get attacked first. The Erda of the enemy that has been attacked will become disrupted, which will bind the enemy’s movements. Can deal damage to enemies even when they are under Attack Ignore and attack reflection.
Level 1: HP Cost: 15% of Max HP, Damage: 156%, Number of Attacks: 5, Bind Duration: 10 sec. Bind Duration increases by up to 100% based on damage inflicted with Erda Nova. Cooldown: 397 sec
Level 30: HP Cost: 15% of Max HP, Damage: 330%, Number of Attacks: 5, Bind Duration: 10 sec. Bind Duration increases by up to 100% based on damage inflicted with Erda Nova. Cooldown: 310 sec

Will of Erda Will of Erda
Maximum Level: 25 (30 with Matrix Points)
Hones your resolve to ignore certain abnormal status effects. Immune to Abnormal Status for 3 sec after use.
Level 1: HP Cost: 5% of Max HP, Cooldown: 475 sec
Level 30: HP Cost: 5% of Max HP, Cooldown: 330 sec

Erda Shower Erda Shower (Active)
Maximum Level: 25 (30 with Matrix Points)
Fires a blast of compressed Erdas at nearby enemies.
Level 1: HP Cost: 3000, Max Enemies Hit: 15, Damage: 465%, Number of Attacks: 6, Cooldown reduced by 1 sec per attacked enemy. Cooldown: 45 sec
Level 30: HP Cost: 3000, Max Enemies Hit: 15, Damage: 900%, Number of Attacks: 6, Cooldown reduced by 1 sec per attacked enemy. Cooldown: 45 sec

Decent Mystic Door Decent Mystic Door
Maximum Level: 25 (30 with Matrix Points)
Creates a portal that leads to the nearest town. You (and only you) can use it multiple times until it disappears. Press Up to use it.
Level 1: HP Cost: 5%, Uses 2 Magic Rocks, Portal Duration: 32 sec. Cooldown: 130 sec. [Passive Effect – All Stats: +1]
Level 30: HP Cost: 5% of Max HP, Consumes 2 Magic Rocks, Portal Duration: 90 sec. Cooldown: 130 sec. [Passive Effect – All Stats: +6]

Decent Sharp Eyes Decent Sharp Eyes
Maximum Level: 25 (30 with Matrix Points)
Allows you to locate an enemy’s weak spot to inflict lethal damage against them. Does not stack with Sharp Eyes.
Level 1: HP Cost: 5% of Max HP, Duration: 183 sec, Critical Rate: +10%, Critical Damage: +8%. Cooldown: 180 sec. [Passive Effect – All Stats: +1]
Level 30: HP Cost: 5% of Max HP, Duration: 270 sec, Critical Rate: +10%, Critical Damage: +8%. Cooldown: 180 sec. [Passive Effect – All Stats: +6]

Decent Hyper Body Decent Hyper Body
Maximum Level: 25 (30 with Matrix Points)
Increases Max HP and Max MP. Does not stack with Hyper Body.
Level 1: HP Cost: 5% of Max HP, Duration: 183 sec, Max HP: +40%, Max MP: +40%. Cooldown: 180 sec. [Passive Effect – All Stats: +1]
Level 30: HP Cost: 5% of Max HP, Duration: 270 sec, Max HP: +40%, Max MP: +40%. Cooldown: 180 sec. [Passive Effect – All Stats: +6]

Decent Combat Orders Decent Combat Orders
Maximum Level: 25 (30 with Matrix Points)
Temporarily increases all of your skill levels. Only 4th Job Skills can be increased beyond master level while other skills can only be increased to master level. Exceptions: Beginner skills, Combat Orders, Decent Combat Orders, Hyper Skills, and 5th Job Skills cannot be increased. Does not stack with Combat Orders.
Level 1: HP Cost: 5% of Max HP, Duration: 183 sec, All Skills: +1. Cooldown: 180 sec. [Passive Effect – Abnormal Status Resistance: +1]
Level 30: HP Cost: 5% of Max HP, Duration: 270 sec, All Skills: +1. Cooldown: 180 sec. [Passive Effect – Abnormal Status Resistance: +6]

Decent Advanced Blessing Decent Advanced Blessing
Maximum Level: 25 (30 with Matrix Points)
Greatly increases your ATT, Magic ATT, DEF, Max HP, and Max MP. Can be stacked with other buff skills, except Bless and Advanced Blessing.
Level 1: HP Cost: 5% of Max HP, Attack Power: +20, Magic ATT: +20, DEF: +425, Max HP: +475, Max MP: +475, Duration: 183 sec. Cooldown: 180 sec
Level 30: HP Cost: 5% of Max HP, Attack Power: +20, Magic ATT: +20, DEF: +425, Max HP: +475, Max MP: +475, Duration: 270 sec. Cooldown: 180 sec

Decent Speed Infusion Decent Speed Infusion
Maximum Level: 25 (30 with Matrix Points)
Consumes HP to increase your attack speed by 1 level for a fixed period of time. Can be stacked with buffs other than Speed Infusion.
Level 1: HP Cost: 5% of Max HP, Duration: 183 sec, increases attack speed. Cooldown: 180 sec. [Passive Effect – All Stats: +1]
Level 30: HP Cost: 5% of Max HP, Duration: 255 sec, increases attack speed. Cooldown: 180 sec. [Passive Effect – All Stats: +6]

Decent Holy Symbol Decent Holy Symbol
Maximum Level: 25 (30 with Matrix Points)
Temporarily gain extra EXP and items when hunting monsters. Does not stack with Holy Symbol.
Level 1: HP Cost: 2530, Duration: 183 sec, EXP: +20%, Drop Rate: +14%. Cooldown: 180 sec
Level 30: HP Cost: 3400, Duration: 270 sec, EXP: +35%, Drop Rate: +24%. Cooldown: 180 sec

MapleStory Spider in Mirror True Arachnid Reflection | Spider in Mirror
Maximum Level: 25 (30 with Matrix Points)
The collapsing space between the Mirror World and reality become linked with Will’s Erda, causing the spider within the mirror to temporarily materialize in reality.
Level 1: HP Cost: 15% of Max HP. Cooldown: 250 sec.
Spatial Collapse – Max Enemies Hit: 15, Damage: 780%, Number of Attacks: 12, Once complete, summons True Arachnid Reflection.
True Arachnid Reflection – Duration: 50 sec, Goes into attack mode at set intervals. During attack mode, uses spider legs 10 times to deal 182% damage 8 times. If the spider legs attack one target 5 consecutive times, attack mode will end immediately. 3 sec cooldown after attack mode ends.
Level 30: HP Cost: 15% of Max HP. Cooldown: 250 sec.
Spatial Collapse – Max Enemies Hit: 15, Damage: 1650%, Number of Attacks: 12, Once complete, summons True Arachnid Reflection.
True Arachnid Reflection – Duration: 50 sec, Goes into attack mode at set intervals. During attack mode, uses spider legs 10 times to deal 385% damage 8 times. If the spider legs attack one target 5 consecutive times, attack mode will end immediately. 3 sec cooldown after attack mode ends.
Skill core cannot be obtained from Core Crafting or Core/Node Gemstone. It obtained through using Mirror World Core Gemstone, and this gemstone is obtained from Will.

Warrior Common Skill

Class: Hero, Paladin, Dark Knight, Dawn Warrior, Aran, Demon Slayer, Demon Avenger, Blaster, Hayato, Mihile, Kaiser, Zero

Weapon Aura Weapon Aura
Maximum Level: 25 (30 with Matrix Points)
Infuses your weapon with a portion of your health, granting it a visible aura and temporarily empowering it. The aura wave is unaffected by attack reflection.
Level 1: HP Cost: 10% of Max HP, Ignores 10% Enemy DEF for 82 sec, Final damage: +1%. Aura Wave (Usable Every 4 sec) – Using certain offensive skills will generate the same number of waves as that skill’s number of attacks, inflicting 76% of that skill’s damage on up to 10 enemies. Cooldown: 180 Sec.
Level 30: HP Cost: 10% of Max HP, Ignores 15% Enemy DEF for 140 sec, Final damage: +6%. Aura Wave (Usable Every 4 sec) – Using certain offensive skills will generate the same number of waves as that skill’s number of attacks, inflicting 105% of that skill’s damage on up to 10 enemies. Cooldown: 180 Sec.

Blitz Shield Blitz Shield
Maximum Level: 25 (30 with Matrix Points)
Harnesses your own Lifeforce to create a protective shield. You can detonate this shield to inflict damage to nearby enemies.
Level 1: HP Cost: 5% of Max HP, Creates a protective shield that blocks 15% of your Max HP as damage for 5 sec. When the shield expires or the skill is activated again, it detonates and inflicts 520% damage to 12 enemies 5 times. Your shield must be active for at least 2 sec before it can be detonated. Cooldown: 15 sec
Level 30: HP Cost: 5% of Max HP, Creates a protective shield that blocks 21% of your Max HP as damage for 5 sec. When the shield expires or the skill is activated again, it detonates and inflicts 1100% damage to 12 enemies 5 times. Your shield must be active for at least 2 sec before it can be detonated. Cooldown: 15 sec

Steadfast Core Impenetrable Skin | Steadfast Core
Maximum Level: 25 (30 with Matrix Points)
Makes your flesh as strong as steel so you’re not pushed back by enemy attacks.
Level 1: HP Cost: 5% of Max HP, Duration: 30 sec, Knockdown Immunity and Status Resistance: +51. Damage increases +3% when hit, Max Stack: 5 times. Cooldown: 240 sec. [Passive Effects – STR: +1, Max HP: +50]
Level 30: HP Cost: 5% of Max HP, Duration: 36 sec, Knockdown Immunity and Status Resistance: +80. Damage increases +3% when hit, Max Stack: 11 times. Cooldown: 240 sec. [Passive Effects – STR: +30, Max HP: +1500]

Magician Common Skill

Class: Arch Mage (Fire, Poison), Arch Mage (Ice, Lightning), Bishop, Blaze Wizard, Evan, Luminous, Battle Mage, Kanna, Beast Tamer, Kinesis, Illium

Mana Overload Mana Overload (Toggle On/Off)
Maximum Level: 25 (30 with Matrix Points)
Increases your attack skills by overloading the mana flowing through you.
Level 1: Consumes +2% Max MP to increase the Final Damage of all your skills (excluding summons) by 8%. Consumes 1% Max HP for jobs without MP. Can be toggled On/Off. Cooldown: 59 sec.
Level 30: Consumes +2% Max MP to increase the Final Damage of all your skills (excluding summons) by 11%. Consumes 1% Max MP for jobs without MP. Can be toggled On/Off. Cooldown: 30 sec.

Unstable Memorize Unreliable Memory | Precarious Memories
Maximum Level: 25 (30 with Matrix Points)
Calls upon previously learned magic from memory. Results may vary.
Level 1: MP Cost: 246, Uses one random skill or active Hyper Skill from 1st to 4th jobs. Ignores MP cost and cooldown of selected skill. Cannot trigger unlearned skills. Cooldown: 15 sec. [Passive Effect: INT +1]
Level 30: MP Cost: 130, Uses one random skill or active Hyper Skill from 1st to 4th jobs. Ignores MP cost and cooldown of selected skill. Cannot trigger unlearned skills. Cooldown: 9 sec. [Passive Effect: INT +30]
Unreliable Memory is useful for activating skills that has cooldown duration. However, it will randomly select the skills that you have learned from 1st to 4th job. To counter this issue, unlearn the low damage attacking skills so it has higher chance to activate active or buff skills that has long cooldown range.

Ethereal Form Ethereal Form
Maximum Level: 25 (30 with Matrix Points)
Moves you to a different dimension to reduce the damage you take. Use the skill again to return. While in Ethereal Form, you cannot use other skills.
Level 1: HP Cost: 1000. If you are attacked for 3 sec., you become immune to Knockbacks, and use 7410 MP instead of receiving damage. If you do not have MP, uses 2470 HP instead. Cooldown: 60 sec.
Level 30: HP Cost: 1000, Duration: 3 sec, Gain Knockdown Immunity and lose 4800 MP instead of taking damage, when MP is 0 you lose 1600 HP. Cooldown: 53 sec.

Archer Common Skill

Class: Bow Master, Marksman, Wind Archer, Mercedes, Wild Hunter

Guided Arrow Guided Arrow
Maximum Level: 25 (30 with Matrix Points)
Summons a soul arrow that chases enemies. This skill Does not affect enemies in the Damage Reflection status.
Level 1: MP Cost: 350, Duration: 30 sec, Arrow Damage: 416% damage 45 times to 1 nearby enemy when in combat. Cooldown: 30 sec
Level 30: MP Cost: 350, Duration: 30 sec, Arrow Damage: 880% damage 45 times to 1 nearby enemy when in combat. Cooldown: 30 sec

Evolve Fury of the Wild | Avian Awakening
Maximum Level: 25 (30 with Matrix Points)
Temporarily infuses Phoenix and Frostprey with mysterious power for a devastating attack. Can only be used when either Phoenix or Frostprey are summoned.
Level 1: MP Cost: 800, Duration: 40 sec, Max Enemies Hit: 10, Damage: 465%, Number of Attacks: 7. Cooldown: 120 sec
Level 30: MP Cost: 800, Duration: 40 sec, Max Enemies Hit: 10, Damage: 900%, Number of Attacks: 7. Cooldown: 105 sec

Critical Reinforce Vicious Shot | Critical Reinforce
Maximum Level: 25 (30 with Matrix Points)
When inflicting a critical wound, your strike hits the enemy where they are most vulnerable, dealing greater damage.
Level 1: MP Cost: 500, Duration: 30 sec, Allows Critical Rate to exceed 100% and Critical Damage to increase by 21% of Critical Rate. The attack’s additional Critical Rate is not applied. Cooldown: 120 sec
Level 30: MP Cost: 500, Duration: 30 sec, Allows Critical Rate to exceed 100% and Critical Damage to increase by 50% of Critical Rate. The attack’s additional Critical Rate is not applied. Cooldown: 120 sec

Thief Common Skill

Class: Night Lord, Shadower, Dual Blade, Night Walker

Venom Burst Venom Burst
Maximum Level: 25 (30 with Matrix Points)
Causes the poison inflicting nearby enemies to burst and spread.
Level 1: MP Cost: 300, Consumes all active Damage-over-Time stacks on up to 12 poisoned enemies in range and instantly inflicts 100% of their remaining damage plus an additional 520% damage (+15% per remaining second of consumed DoT stacks up to 5) 6 times. Afterwards, spreads the original DoT damage to up to 10 nearby enemies. Cooldown: 8 sec. [Passive Effects – Bonus DoT Chance: 50% to deal 166% damage every 1 sec for 8 sec]
Level 30: MP Cost: 300, Consumes all active Damage-over-Time stacks on up to 12 poisoned enemies in range and instantly inflicts 100% of their remaining damage plus an additional 1100% damage (+15% per remaining second of consumed DoT stacks up to 5) 6 times. Afterwards, spreads the original DoT damage to up to 10 nearby enemies. Cooldown: 8 sec. [Passive Effects – Bonus DoT Chance: 50% to deal 340% damage every 1 sec for 8 sec]

Ultimate Dark Sight Shadow Walker | Ultimate Dark Sight
Maximum Level: 25 (30 with Matrix Points)
Your stealth abilities have been heightened to their limit, allowing you to attack and use skills for a short period without breaking stealth. Shadow Walker’s stealth effect is not broken by attacks or skills. Attack is increased while stealthed.
Level 1: 1 MP Cost: 850, Duration: 30 sec. Initiates a form of stealth that is not canceled by skills or attacks. Final Damage increased by 10% added on top of Advanced Dark Sight’s Final Damage bonus. Cooldown: 219 sec
Level 30: MP Cost: 850, Duration: 30 sec. Initiates a form of stealth that is not canceled by skills or attacks. Final Damage increased by 16% added on top of Advanced Dark Sight’s Final Damage bonus. Cooldown: 190 sec

Blood for Blood Last Resort | Blood for Blood
Maximum Level: 25 (30 with Matrix Points)
Vows to destroy your enemies at any cost. You can renew your vow to empower its effects by using the skill again while it’s active.
Level 1: HP Cost: 10% of Max HP, reduces Avoidability (including Bonus Evasion) and increases Final Damage for 30 sec, Hit Damage increased if attacked within a certain percentage of your max HP. Enters 2nd Stage with remaining duration being reduced to 50% when skill is used again during 1st Stage, skill ends when used again during 2nd Stage. Cooldown: 90 sec. [Passive Effect – ATT Power: +1]
1st Stage – Avoidability: -20%, Hit Damage: +10%, Final Damage: +10%
2nd Stage – Avoidability: -90%, Hit Damage: +40%, Final Damage: +30%
Level 30: HP Cost: 10% of Max HP, reduces Avoidability (including Bonus Evasion) and increases Final Damage for 30 sec, Hit Damage increased if attacked within a certain percentage of your max HP. Enters 2nd Stage with remaining duration being reduced to 50% when skill is used again during 1st Stage, skill ends when used again during 2nd Stage. Cooldown: 75 sec. [Passive Effect – ATT Power: +30]
1st Stage – Avoidability: -20%, Hit Damage: +10%, Final Damage: +13%
2nd Stage – Avoidability: -90%, Hit Damage: +40%, Final Damage: +36%

Pirate Common Skill

Class: Buccaneer, Corsair, Cannoneer, Jett, Zen, Thunder Breaker, Shade, Mechanic, Xenon, Angelic Buster, Ark

Loaded Dice
Maximum Level: 25 (30 with Matrix Points)
The next time you use Lucky Dice, you get to throw an extra dice and choose your desired number (via the number keys). Jobs without Lucky Dice will be allowed to use the Lucky Dice skill and choose their desired number.
Level 1: MP Cost: 1000, select your desired die roll. Cooldown: 10 Sec. [Passive Effect: Attack Power: +11]
Level 30: MP Cost: 1000, select your desired die roll. Cooldown: 10 Sec. [Passive Effect: Attack Power: +11]

Pirate Flag Pirate’s Banner | Pirate Flag
Maximum Level: 25 (30 with Matrix Points)
Hoists high the banner of the brave pirate, bolstering party morale and driving fear into the hearts of your enemies. You cannot be knocked back by enemy attacks while planting your flag.
Level 1: MP Cost: 500, Summons a Pirate’s Banner for 30 sec. Boosts the stats of party members near the flag by 10% in any attribute they have assigned AP. Enemy DEF: -10% Cooldown: 59 sec
Level 30: MP Cost: 500, Summons a Pirate’s Banner for 30 sec. Boosts the stats of party members near the flag by 25% in any attribute they have assigned AP. Enemy DEF: -25% Cooldown: 30 sec

Overdrive Overdrive
Maximum Level: 25 (30 with Matrix Points)
Puts your weapon into overdrive to unleash more attack power. Afterwards, your weapon will be less effective for a short while and cannot be unequipped until it’s back to normal.
Level 1: HP Cost: 1990, Duration: 30 sec, Attack Power: +26% of base weapon attack power, Attack Power during cooldown: -15% of base weapon attack power. Cooldown: 70 sec
Level 30: HP Cost: 1700, Duration: 30 sec, Attack Power: +55% of base weapon attack power, Attack Power during cooldown: -15% of base weapon attack power. Cooldown: 64 sec

Cygnus Knight Common Skill

Class: Dawn Warrior, Blaze Wizard, Wind Archer, Night Walker, Thunder Breaker, Mihile

Phalanx Charge | Cygnus Phalanx
Maximum Level: 25 (30 with Matrix Points)
Summons brave Spearmen of the Cygnus Knights to charge enemies in a phalanx formation. The spearmen slow down upon touching an enemy. Press the skill key again to change their direction of movement. Unaffected by attack reflection.
Level 1: 1 MP Cost: 500, Damage: 468%, Number of Attacks: 41. Spearmen disappear when the number of attacks is reached, they move a certain distance, or after a certain duration. Activate the skill again to change their direction. Cooldown: 30 sec
Level 30: MP Cost: 500, Damage: 990%, Number of Attacks: 70. Spearmen disappear when the number of attacks is reached, they move a certain distance, or after a certain duration. Activate the skill again to change their direction. Cooldown: 30 sec

Hero Common Skill

Class: Mercedes, Aran, Phantom, Luminous, Evan, Shade

Freud’s Wisdom | Freud’s Blessing
Maximum Level: 25 (30 with Matrix Points)
Even in the darkest times, Freud could be relied upon for his wisdom. Call upon Freud’s wisdom to steel your resolve and enhance your combat prowess.
Level 1: MP Cost: 250, Duration: 30 sec, Max Stacks: 6, Each stack provides an additional buff. Cooldown: 25 sec. Cooldown increased to 240 sec when buff expires (including character death) or max stack count is reached.
Stack 1 – Skill Cooldown: -10% (excludes skills unaffected by cooldown reduction)
Stack 2 – Knockback Resistance: +51%
Stack 3 – All Stats: +26
Stack 4 – Attack Power & Magic ATT: +10
Stack 5 – Boss Damage: +10%
Stack 6 – Invincible for duration of skill
Level 30: MP Cost: 250, Duration: 30 sec, Max Stacks: 6, Each stack provides an additional buff. Cooldown: 25 sec. Cooldown increased to 240 sec when buff expires (including character death) or max stack count is reached.
Stack 1 – Skill Cooldown: -10% (excludes skills unaffected by cooldown reduction)
Stack 2 – Knockback Resistance: +80%
Stack 3 – All Stats: +55
Stack 4 – Attack Power & Magic ATT: +25
Stack 5 – Boss Damage: +25%
Stack 6 – Invincible for duration of skill

Demon Common Skill

Class: Demon Slayer, Demon Avenger

Defender of the Demon | Call Mastema
Maximum Level: 25 (30 with Matrix Points)
Summons loyal Mastema to fight by your side. Unaffected by attack reflection.
Level 1: Consumes 20% of Max HP to summon Mastema for 31 sec. Cooldown: 150 sec.
Mastema uses the following skills at her own discretion:
Mastema’s Claw – Max Enemies Hit: 8, Damage: 520%, Number of Attacks: 8, Cooldown: 4 sec
Mastema’s Mark – Damage Taken: -10% (Including attacks inflicting damage proportional to Max HP), Max Uses: 2, Duration: 6 sec. Mastema’s Mark vanishes when duration ends or max uses is reached. Cooldown: 10 sec
Level 30: Consumes 20% of Max HP to summon Mastema for 60 sec. Cooldown: 150 sec
Mastema uses the following skills at her own discretion:
Mastema’s Claw – Max Enemies Hit: 8, Damage: 1100%, Number of Attacks: 8, Cooldown: 4 sec
Mastema’s Mark – Damage Taken: -25% (Including attacks inflicting damage proportional to Max HP), Max Uses: 2, Duration: 6 sec. Mastema’s Mark vanishes when duration ends or max uses is reached. Cooldown: 10 sec

Resistance Common Skill

Class: Blaster, Battle Mage, Wild Hunter, Mechanic, Xenon

Resistance Infantry | Resistance Line Infantry
Maximum Level: 25 (30 with Matrix Points)
Summons a squad of Resistance infantry to blast the enemy with long-ranged attacks. Unaffected by attack reflection.
Level 1: MP Cost: 650, Duration: 10 sec, Damage: 223%, Number of Attacks: 9, Max Enemies Hit: 12. Cooldown: 25 sec
Level 30: MP Cost: 650, Duration: 10 sec, Damage: 455%, Number of Attacks: 9, Max Enemies Hit: 12. Cooldown: 25 sec

Nova Common Skill

Class: Angelic Buster, Kaiser

Might of the Nova | Pantheon
Maximum Level: 25 (30 with Matrix Points)
Calls upon the deities of the Nova for the power to punish your enemies. Might of the Nova does not stack with Heaven’s Door, and Heaven’s Door takes precedence.
Level 1: HP Cost: 20% of Max HP, Max Enemies Hit: 15, Damage: 2080%, Number of Attacks: 10. Buff: After use, you are protected from fatal blows for 612 sec. Cooldown: 1200 sec
Level 30: HP Cost: 20% of Max HP, Max Enemies Hit: 15, Damage: 4400%, Number of Attacks: 10. Buff: After use, you are protected from fatal blows for 960 sec. Cooldown: 1200 sec

Sengoku Common Skill

Class: Hayato, Kanna

Sengoku Force, Assemble!
Maximum Level: 25 (30 with Matrix Points)
Calls upon brave Sengoku heroes for aid, randomly summoning two. Each warrior performs a unique attack. Unaffected by attack reflection.
Level 1: MP Cost: 1000, Consumes HP for jobs that do not utilize MP. Summons two Sengoku warriors. Summon Duration: 30 sec, Cooldown: 120 sec.
[Uesugi Kenshin] Damage: 260%, Max Enemies Hit: 8, Number of Attacks: 4, Ignore Defense +10%
[Tsuchimikado Haruaki] Damage: 165%, Max Enemies Hit: 8, Number of Attacks: 5, Damage Taken -5%
[Ayame] Damage: 450%, Max Enemies Hit: 8, Number of Attacks: 2, Critical Damage +5%
[Takeda Shingen] Damage: 220%, Max Enemies Hit: 8, Number of Hits: 3, Attack Power +6, Magic ATT +6
Level 30: MP Cost: 1000, Consumes HP for jobs that do not utilize MP. Summons two Sengoku warriors. Summon Duration: 45 sec, Cooldown: 120 sec.
[Uesugi Kenshin] Damage: 550%, Max Enemies Hit: 8, Number of Attacks: 4, Ignore Defense +22%
[Tsuchimikado Haruaki] Damage: 455%, Max Enemies Hit: 8, Number of Attacks: 5, Damage Taken -17%
[Ayame] Damage: 1320%, Max Enemies Hit: 8, Number of Attacks: 2, Critical Damage +17%
[Takeda Shingen] Damage: 945%, Max Enemies Hit: 8, Number of Hits: 3, Attack Power +35, Magic ATT +35

Flora Common Skill

Class: Ark, Illium

Magic Circuit Full Drive Conversion Overdrive | Magic Circuit Full Drive
Maximum Level: 25 (30 with Matrix Points)
Activates and amplifies the power in magic wings to max out Magic Conversion.
Level 1: MP Cost: 15% of Max MP, Duration: 31 sec, Damage increases up to 21% depending on current MP proportions, Damage increase reset when Spell Storm occurs. When using attack skill, activates a Spell Storm. Spell Storm MP Cost: additional 150 per 4 sec, Spell Storm Max Enemies Hit: 6, Spell Storm Damage: 520%, Spell Storm Number of Attacks: 3. Cooldown: 200 sec
Level 30: MP Cost: 15% of Max MP, Duration: 60 sec, Damage increases up to 50% depending on current MP proportions, Damage increase reset when Spell Storm occurs. When using attack skill, activates a Spell Storm. Spell Storm MP Cost: additional 150 per 4 sec, Spell Storm Max Enemies Hit: 6, Spell Storm Damage: 1100%, Spell Storm Number of Attacks: 3. Cooldown: 200 sec

MapleStory 5th Job Special Skill Cores

Special Cores can have a max level of up to 1 and you can only install one at a time. Each Special Core has its own unique special abilities.

Accumulated Power
Your damage is increased by 20% for 10 seconds whenever you defeat 120 enemies.

Deadly Strike I
Your critical rate is increased by 100% for 10 seconds whenever you deal 1000 hits.

Deadly Strike II
Your critical rate is increased by 100% for 10 seconds after achieving 50 Combo Kills.

Armor Smash I
Your defense ignore is increased by 100% for 10 seconds whenever you hit a single monster 800 times.

Armor Smash II
Your defense ignore is increased by 100% for 10 seconds after using a skill every 120 seconds.

Automatic Recovery I
Your HP is healed by 100% whenever you use a skill after a 30 seconds.

Automatic Recovery II
Your HP is healed by 100% after using a skill every 20 seconds.

Continuous Strike
Your critical damage is increased by 100% for 10 seconds whenever you achieve 50 Combo Kills.

Rune’s Blessing
You become invincible for 10 seconds after activating a Rune.

Rune’s Convergence
Your damage is increased by 100% for 10 seconds after activating a Rune.

Rune’s Experience
Your experience acquired is increased by 50% for 20 seconds after activating a Rune.

Overcoming Experience
Your experience acquired is increased by 50% for 20 seconds whenever you get hit 100 times.

Comeback I
Your skill cooldowns are decreased by 20% whenever you die.

Comeback II
Your skill cooldowns are decreased by 30% whenever you die.

Boss Slayer I
Your boss damage is increased by 50% for 10 seconds at a 1% rate whenever you are attacking.

Boss Slayer II
Your boss damage is increased by 50% for 10 seconds after using a skill every 120 seconds.

Boss Slayer III
Your boss damage is increased by 50% for 10 seconds after defeating 30 enemies.

Relentless Attack
Your skill cooldowns are decreased by 20% after achieving 50 Combo Kills.

Endurance
You gain 10 seconds of invincibility after getting hit 100 times.

Quick Reload
Your defense ignore is increased by 100% for 10 seconds after using a skill every 60 seconds.

One Target
Your critical rate is increased by 100% for 10 seconds after attacking the same monster 800 times.

Good Luck Recovery
When attacking, there is a 1% chance of healing 10% of your HP.

Guts
Your skill cooldowns are decreased by 25% after getting hit 100 times.

Fatal Strike
Your damage is increased by 100% for 2 seconds after using a skill every 30 seconds.

Counterattack
Your damage is increased by 100% for 2 seconds after getting hit 20 times.

MapleStory 5th Job Enhancement Skill Cores

  • Enhancement Cores enhances existing skills’ damage.
  • Each Enhancement Core can increase the damage of up to 3 skills, depending on the base Core and it’s 2 adjectives.
  • Base Core + 2 adjectives will all stack together and increase the individual skills’ Enhancements.
  • For example, I have the Stormy and Trembling Flame Shot core, which increases the level of Flame Shot Enhancement and also Hurricane Enhancement (Stormy) and Quiver Cartridge Enhancement (Trembling).
  • If that was a rank 1 Core and I also had a rank 3 Firey and Trembling Hurricane core, I would have level 4 Enhancements for all 3 skills.
  • Enhancement Core skills all increase the final damage of corresponding skills by 2~4% per level, with a max level of 50.
  • When they reach certain levels, they will also give additional stats. Level 20: +1 monsters hit (some skills will not receive this bonus). Level 40: +20% defense ignore

Additional Information

MapleStory Arcane Symbol EXP Table

LevelEXP (TNL)EXP (Sum)Meso (TNL)Meso (Sum)Arcane Force
112019,040,000030
2151225,640,00019,040,00040
3202732,240,00044,680,00050
4274738,840,00076,920,00060
5367445,440,000115,760,00070
64711052,040,000161,200,00080
76015758,640,000213,240,00090
87521765,240,000271,880,000100
99229271,840,000337,120,000110
1011138478,440,000408,960,000120
1113249585,040,000487,400,000130
1215562791,640,000572,440,000140
1318078298,240,000664,080,000150
14207962104,840,000762,320,000160
15236116919,040,000867,160,000170

Enhancement Core and Skill Core EXP Table

Enhancement Core LevelCore (TNL)Core (Sum)Skill Core LevelCore (TNL)Core (Sum)
121121
213213
324314
426415
528526
6310628
72137110
84158211
93199213
1042210215
1142611217
1243012219
1353413321
1453914224
1554415226
1664916328
1765517331
1866118334
1976719237
2067420339
2188021442
2278822346
2389523349
24810324352
25N/A11125N/A55

MapleStory Old to New Skill Names (GMS | MSEA)

Common Skills

  • Rope Connect → Rope Lift
  • Blink → (SAME)
  • Elda Nova → Erda Nova
  • Elda’s Will → Will of Erda
  • Erda Shower → Erda Shower (MSEA)
  • Decent Mystic Door → (SAME)
  • Decent Sharp Eyes → (SAME)
  • Decent Hyper Body → (SAME)
  • Decent Combat Orders → (SAME)
  • Decent Advanced Blessing → (SAME)
  • Decent Wind Booster → Decent Speed Infusion
  • Decent Holy Symbol → (SAME)

Class Skills

  • Warrior
  • Aura Weapon → (SAME)
  • Blitz Shield → (SAME)
  • Body of Steel → Impenetrable Skin | Steadfast Core
  • Magician
  • Overload Mana → Mana Overload
  • Unstable Memorize → Unreliable Memory | Precarious Memories
  • Ethereal Form → (SAME)
  • Archer
  • Evolve → Fury of the Wild | Avian Awakening
  • Critical Reinforce → Vicious Shot | Critical Reinforce
  • Thief
  • Ultimate Dark Sight → Shadow Walker | Ultimate Dark Sight
  • Ready to Die → Last Resort | Blood for Blood
  • Pirate
  • Pirate Flag → Pirate’s Banner | Pirate Flag
  • Loaded Dice → (SAME)
  • Overdrive → (SAME)
  • Cygnus Knight
  • Cygnus Phalanx → Phalanx Charge | Cygnus Phalanx
  • Hero
  • Freud’s Blessing → Freud’s Wisdom | Freud’s Blessing
  • Demon
  • Call Mastema → Defender of the Demon | Call Mastema
  • Flora
  • Magic Circuit Full Drive → Conversion Overdrive | Magic Circuit Full Drive
  • Quest
  • Spider in Mirror → True Arachnid Reflection | Spider in Mirror

MapleStory Videos

Ayumilove MapleStory 5th Job Advancement Guide (ft. Ark) *2018*

Ayumilove MapleStory 5th Job Advancement Guide (ft. Illium) *2017*

MapleStory (Korea) – Explaining the 5th Job V Matrix System & Arcane Symbols

Ayumilove MapleStory V 5th Job Skills GMS Update (Nov, 18 2016)

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41 thoughts on “MapleStory 5th Job Skill Build Guide

  1. kspeeder

    Does buff duration affect ultimate dark sight?