MapleStory Beast Tamer Skill Build Guide

MapleStory Beast Tamer Job Selection Chase, the Beast Tamer (BT) is one of a unique MapleStory Magician class which controls 4 types of animals (hawk, bear, cat and snow leopard). It boasts over 70 unique skills with 20 of them being attack skills. This class has several styles to play similarly to Xenon Multi-Mode Linker. Skills are unlocked by level instead of job advancement. This new playable class comes with a gang of cute animal friends to help defeat monsters, and is available on January 22 2014 in GMS.

Beast Tamer Overview

CLASS: Beast Tamer
EQUIPMENT TYPE: Magician
PRIMARY WEAPON: Beast Scepter (1-handed unique weapon)
SECONDARY WEAPON: Whistle
PRIMARY STAT: Intelligence (INT)
LINK SKILL: Focus Spirit – Boss damage and Critical Rate +4/7/10%, MaxHP MaxMP +3/4/5%
MAPLE UNION EFFECT: Ignore Enemy Defense: +1/2/3/5/6%
BEST INNER ABILITY: Magic Attack +30
JOB SKILLS: BearSnow LeopardCatHawkHyper SkillsV: Beast Tamer

Beast Tamer Pros and Cons

Pros

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  • Switch between multiple skills similarly to Xenon based on training situation.
  • Beast Tamer does not require any Mastery Book or Skill Book to unlock higher level skills.
  • Beginner and Common Skill upgrades automatically.

Cons

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  • Does not gain additional SP upon job advancement.
  • Passive skills from a particular animal only takes effect when you are using that animal.
  • Insufficent SP to max all animal skills, therefore players unable to experience them.

Beast Tamer Video

Ayumilove MapleStory Beast Tamer (Bear, Cat, Snow Leopard, Hawk) Skills Preview

Beast Tamer Skill Build Guide

What animals should you pick? Currently, it is possible to only max 2 out of 4 animal skills. To max out an animal skill tree would take 280 SP (Skill Points) which is approximately 93 levels. So, maxing 2 animal tree would require 186 levels excluding 10 levels as Beginner. The selected animals are determined by your goals. If you are planning to get Beast Tamer up to Level 120 for its Link Skill, your best route would be Bear + Snow Leopard combination. If you are planning to get Beast Tamer as a mule to buff your main character, you can opt for Snow Leopard + Cat. Based on my experiences, Snow Leopard makes it easier to level up characters from early-to-mid levels, followed by Bear at mid-higher levels where monsters are much more tougher to kill. If you have SP Reset Scrolls, go for Bear + Snow Leopard, upon reaching target level, reset one of the animal skills and distribute it to Cat skills which will be used to buff your main character. Most Hawk skills are for mobility and it lacks sufficient firepower similarly to Cat. In short, both Hawk and Cat aren’t great animals to start with for leveling, that should explain why MapleStory Developers disabled Beast Tamer from selecting these animals in earlier levels with some cover up storyline indicating both guardians are too much for her to handle.

To summarize the skill build for the above:
Goal: To get link skill only = Bear + Snow Leopard
Goal: To reach Level 200~250 = Bear + Snow Leopard
Goal: To get link skill + mule buff (at Level 120) = Snow Leopard + Cat
Goal: To get link skill + mule buff = Bear + Snow Leopard → Level 200 Reset SP → Cat + Hawk

Perfect Mule Beast Tamer Skill Build:

Goal: Gain all Cat Supportive Skills to act as a passive supportive party member by Level 130.
1. Level 10 → 33 (Leopard Skills +23 Levels)
2. Level 34 → 72 (Bear Skills +39 Levels)
3. Level 73 → 130 (Cat Skills +59 Levels)

Leopard: (Train from Level 10-53)
Start with Leopard skills for early-mid training. 71SP = 23 Levels.
1. Leopard’s Paw (MAX/20)
2. Thunder Dash (1/10)
3. Leopard Hide (MAX/15)
4. Leopard’s Pounce (MAX/20)
5. Rippling Feline Muscles (MAX/15)

Bear: (Train from Level 54-130)
Switch to Bear Skills for mid-late training + bossing. 114 SP = 39 Levels.
6. Paw Swipe (MAX/20)
7. Majestic Trumpet (6/20)
8. Well Fed (MAX/10)
9. Dumb Luck (MAX/10)
10. Deep Breath (1/10)
11. Fort Follow-Up (MAX/20)
12. Defense Ignorance (6/15)
13. Furious Strikes (MAX/25)
14. Bear Strength (MAX/15)
15. Really Deep Breath (1/20)

Cat: (Leech EXP from Level 131-250)
Proceed with Cat skills to act as your mule. 163 SP = 55 Levels.
16. Friend Launcher (1/10)
17. Cat Wit (MAX/10)
18. Kitty Battle Squad (MAX/15)
19. Kitty Treats (3/15)
20. Purr-Powered (MAX/10)
21. Sticky Paws (MAX/20)
22. Meow Heal (1/20)
23. Cat’s Claws (MAX/20)
24. Meow Cure (4/10)
25. Purr Zone (MAX/15)
26. Meow Card (MAX/20)
27. Friend Launcher – Enhancer (1/15)
28. Mouser’s Insight (MAX/20)
29. Fire Kitty! (1/20)
30. Meow Revive (7/15)
31. Meow Gold Card (MAX/15)
32. Friends of Arby (MAX/20)

Explanation:
When you first start off as a Beast Tamer, you will train using Leopard Skills from Level 10 to Level 53. The SP (Skill Points) you gained from Level 10 to Level 33 is sufficient for you to max the essential skills as listed above. Once you have done that, use the remaining SP from Level 33-53 into Bear Skills. At Level 54, you will unlock Furious Strikes, which is a formidable skill that attacks enemies within the same platform as you and above. It has a wide attacking range, so use it to train Beast Tamer from Level 54 to 133. The SP you gained from Level 54 to 74 is sufficient to max the essential Bear Skills listed above too. From Level 75 to 133, all your gained SP will now focus on maxing Cat supportive skills since this will be your party mule which you will use to train your main character faster. It’s quite tempting to add extra SP into higher level Bear skills but that might require you to level up more and its kinda time consuming. Kitty Treats is left at Level 1 because the max level stats it offers which is +625 HP and MP doesn’t give too much of a major impact at higher levels, so those precious skill points could be distributed to other skills and/or animals.

Perfect Main Beast Tamer Skill Build:

Explanation:
If you are making Beast Tamer as your main character, most senior players would only go for Bear + Cat combination route from the start without adding any points into Snow Leopard nor Hawk. With this method, you do not need to spend any NX Cash in resetting your skills, but training will be slightly slower in the early stage due to lack of mobility in Bear mode compared to Snow Leopard mode. Bear will be your primary damage dealer role while Cat will be your primary supportive role in Boss Raids.

Shared Skills

Please refer to Shared Skill Build Guide for more details as it is shared among all jobs in MapleStory.

Beast Tamer Shared Skills

Beast Tamer Character Card
Ignore Monster DEF: 2%/4%/6%/8%
Grade B : Level 30-59 : +2%
Grade A : Level 60-99 : +4%
Grade S : Level 100-199 : +6%
Grade SS : Level 200 : +8%

MapleStory Beast Tamer Focus Spirit Focus Spirit: (Link Skill)
Level 1: Boss Damage: +4%, Critical Rate: +4%, Max HP/MP: +3%.
Level 2: Boss Damage: +7%, Critical Rate: +7%, Max HP/MP: +4%.
Level 3: Boss Damage: +10%, Critical Rate: +10%, Max HP/MP: +5%.

Guardian Leap
Level 1: MP Cost: 10, while jumping, use the jump key to jump a certain distance.

Critter Select
Level 1: Use the direction keys to select an animal mode.
1. Bear Guardian Mode relies on durability, strength, and a little mobbing.
2. Snow Leopard Guardian Mode is the mobile, mobbing animal.
3. Hawk Guardian Mode gives Beast Tamer mobility and has supportive abilities.
4. Cat Guardian Mode is almost exclusively a support animal.

Fort the Bear will allow you to stand your ground and pulverize your enemies. Lai the Snow Leopard will allow you to quickly blaze through the battlefield to bring the hurt. Eka the Hawk will give you unparalleled mobility to traverse any terrain and offer support skills. Last but not least, Arby the Cat will make you the most popular person around thanks to the numerous party buffs and healing abilities.

Homeward Bound
Level 1: Return to Arboren Ferry, Cooldown: 600 sec.

40 – Beast Scepter Mastery
Level 10: Scepter Mastery: +70%, Magic ATT: +50.

60 – Growth Spurt
Everytime Beast Tamer receives experience, its own experience will increase and automatically level. Every time Beast Tamer levels, for 30 minutes, Elf’s Self-Cultivation growth rate will increase by 200%. And every time Elf’s Self-Cultivation levels up, awarded experience will also be increased by two-fold. These two effects can be stacked.
Level 30: Level Required: 60: At Master Level: INT: +60, LUK: +30, Critical Rate: +16%, Max HP: +40%, Max MP: +16%, Boss ATT: +11%, Magic ATT: +5%, Weapon/Magic DEF: +2000, All Abnormal Status and Elemental Resistance: +40.

120 – Maple Guardian
Level 30: MP Cost: 70, All Stats: +15%, Duration: 900 sec.

150 – Beastly Resolve
Level 5: MP Cost: 30, ignore some abnormal status effects, Cooldown: 360 sec.

Bear Skills

10 – Paw Swipe
Required Bear Skill Points: 0
Attacks several enemies 3 times. [Command]: Tap Attack Key multiple times.
Level 1: First 3 Hits: Damage: 343%, Max Enemies Hit: 8, Max Hits: 1
Level 20: First 3 Hits: Damage: 400%, Max Enemies Hit: 8, Max Hits: 1

14 – Majestic Trumpet
Required Bear Skill Points: 7
Attack 10 enemies 1 time and leaves a trailing flame that deals damage over time to enemies within it. The bear uses the power of nature to ignite a fire. Enemies caught in the blaze take damage.
Level 1: MP Cost: 30, Damage: 153%, Max Enemies Hit: 10, Duration: 9 sec.
Level 20: MP Cost: 35, Damage: 210%, Max Enemies Hit: 10, Duration: 15 sec.

19 – Well Fed
Required Bear Skill Points: 15
Increases Max HP and INT while in Bear Mode.
Level 1: Passive Effect: Max HP: +10%, INT: +5
Level 10: Passive Effect: Max HP: +50%, INT: +50

25 – Dumb Luck
Required Bear Skill Points: 24
Improves stance chance and DEF while in Bear Mode.
Level 1: Passive Effect: Stance Chance +32%, DEF: +87
Level 10: Passive Effect: Stance Chance +95%, DEF: +150

31 – Deep Breath
Required Bear Skill Points: 39
The bear suck in air to pull enemies close.
Level 1: MP Cost: 30, Damage: 405%, Max Enemies Hit: 8
Level 10: MP Cost: 30, Damage: 450%, Max Enemies Hit: 8

39 – Fort Follow-Up
Required Bear Skill points: 47
Li’l Fort appears after every 4th attack to deal an additional attack. Attack 4 times with a Bear Mode Active Skill to activate it.
Level 1: Additional Damage: 405%, Number of Attacks: 1
Level 20: Additional Damage: 500%, Number of Attacks: 1

47 – Defense Ignorance
Required Bear Skill Points: 62
Ignores a portion of enemy defense and increases Attack speed while in Bear Mode.
Level 1: Passive Effect: Enemy DEF Ignored: 2%, Attack Speed: +1
Level 15: Passive Effect: Enemy DEF Ignored: 30%, Attack Speed: +2

54 – Furious Strikes (Active + Passive)
Required Bear Skill Points: 73
Using Paw Swipe 4 times in a row will activate a special skill, allowing multiple follow-up hits. [Command]: Continued to attack after the 3rd hit of Paw Swipe.
Level 1: MP Cost: 20, Damage: 155%, Number of Attacks: 4, Max Enemies Hit: 8. Extra Paw Swipe Damage: +26%
Level 25: MP Cost: 32, Damage: 275%, Number of Attacks: 4, Max Enemies Hit: 8. Paw Swipe Damage: +50%

63 – Bear Strength
Required Bear Skill Points: 93
Permanently increases Critical Rate, Minimum Damage, Maximum Damage, and Magic ATT while in Bear Mode.
Level 1: Passive Effect: Critical Rate: +18%, Critical Minimum Damge: +12%, Critical Maximum Damage: +12%, Magic ATT: +1
Level 15: Passive Effect: Critical Rate: +60%, Critical Minimum Damge: +40%, Critical Maximum Damage: +40%, Magic ATT: +15

70 – Really Deep Breath
Required Bear Skill Points: 105
The bear suck in air to pull enemies close from the left and right.
Level 1: MP Cost: 65, Damage: 556%, Max Enemies Hit: 10
Level 20: MP Cost: 70, Damage: 670%, Max Enemies Hit: 10

76 – Li’l Fort
Required Bear Skill points: 120
Summons a toy bear to just go nuts on the enemy.
Level 1: MP Cost: 25, Bear Damage: 1060% Bear Duration: 60 sec.
Level 15: MP Cost: 46, Bear Damage: 1900% Bear Duration: 60 sec.

82 – Fort the Brave
Required Bear skill Points: 130
Level 1: Passive Effect: Magic ATT: +1%
Level 20: Passive Effect: Magic ATT: +10%

90 – Bear Assault
Required Bear Skill Points: 140
Sets all skills to only hit 1 target with additional damage!
Level 1: [Active Effect] MP Cost: 50, Damage: +16%, Critical Rate: +11%, Min Critical Damage: +1%, Max Enemies Hit by Any Skill: 1, Duration: 60 sec Cooldown: 120 sec [Passive Effect] Max HP: +1%, Max MP: +1%, Weapon DEF: +5%, Magic DEF: +5%, Ignore Enemy DEF: 1%
Level 20: [Active Effect] MP Cost: 62, Damage: +35%, Critical Rate: +17%, Min Critical Damage: +10%, Max Enemies Hit by Any Skill: 1, Duration: 60 sec Cooldown: 120 sec [Passive Effect] Max HP: +20%, Max MP: +20%, Weapon DEF: +100%, Magic DEF: +100%, Ignore Enemy DEF: 20%

98 – Fishy Slap
Required Bear Skill Points: 155
Attacks 8 enemies 1 time nearby up to 13 seconds.
Level 1: MP Cost: 15, Max Enemies Hit: 8, Damage: 288%, Skill Duration: 5 sec, Cooldown: 15 sec
Level 25: MP Cost: 20, Max Enemies Hit: 8, Damage: 480%, Skill Duration: 13 sec, Cooldown: 10 sec

105 – Bear Reborn
Required Bear Skill Points: 175
Allows you to resurrect while in Bear Mode. You gain invincibility as your HP recover. Resurrection is available when the skill icon is active in the upper right.
Level 1: Resurrection Cooldown: 2250 sec, Resurrection Invincibility: 5 sec
Level 10: Resurrection Cooldown: 1800 sec, Resurrection Invincibility: 10 sec

109 – Billowing Trumpet
Required Bear Skill Points: 183
Enhances the spark in Majestic Trumpet to form a hellish inferno.
Level 1: Magic ATT: +2, Majestic Trumpet Damage over Time: +84%.
Level 15: Magic ATT: +30, Majestic Trumpet Damage over Time: +140%.

114 – Table Flip
Required Bear Skill Points: 190
Attacks 15 enemies 5 times with an overturned table flipped aggressively.
Level 1: MP Cost: 300, Damage: 320%, Max Enemies Hit: 15, Number of Attacks: 6. Cooldown: 24 sec
Level 10: MP Cost: 300, Damage: 500%, Max Enemies Hit: 15, Number of Attacks: 7. Cooldown: 15 sec

Bear Skill Build: Max everything except Deep Breath, Really Deep Breath, Li’l Fort. Uses 237 SP, approximately 63 Levels.
1. Paw Swipe (MAX)
2. Majestic Trumpet (MAX)
3. Well Fed (MAX)
4. Dumb Luck (MAX)
5. Deep Breath (1)
6. Fort Follow-Up (MAX)
7. Defense Ignorance (MAX)
8. Furious Strikes (MAX)
9. Bear Strength (MAX)
10. Really Deep Breath (MAX)
11. Li’l Fort (MAX)
12. Fort the Brave (19/20)
13. Bear Assault (MAX)
14. Fishy Slap (MAX)
15. Bear Reborn (1)
16. Billowing Trumpet (MAX)
17. Table Flip (MAX)
18. Bear Reborn (MAX)

Explanation:
Paw Swipe is maxed, no doubt its the lowest level attacking skill, but it is boost up by another higher level Bear Attacking Skills such as Furious Strike. It’ll be a long used primary skill for Beast Tamer early levels. Majestic Trumpet is a great supportive skill where you lay tiles of flames, burning and killing enemies within vicinity. It isn’t similar to Poison Mist since it actually kills the enemy without leaving it at 1 HP. Spam it across the map for better efficiency. Deep Breath and Really Deep Breath are just utility skills, not for killing enemies. So you can leave them at Level 1 to unlock the higher level skills. If you often use Really Deep Breath for pulling enemies, you can max it. If you have leftover skills from Bear, it can be used to distribute to a different animal OR save those SP to max a higher level skill faster. The rest of the passive skills are maxed to get most out of Bear DPS and increased survivability during boss raiding and training at higher level maps. Bear Reborn is maxed last since you don’t get yourself killed often, well for me at least, unless you aren’t careful or AFK (away from keyboard) at an unsafe spot, or perhaps someone wants to kill your character by agitating a magical ranged monster to hit you. Li’l Fort is also maxed near the end, similarly to Bear Reborn. It is mostly useful against stationary targets such as Zakum since it has very short attacking range. If you don’t use Li’l Fort often, you can leave it as Level 1 and save SP for other animal or skills. Table Flip can be left at Level 1 since it does not deal much damage compared to Furious Strike as it has a slight delay before its able to flip the table (bear animation delayed it). Having said that, you can dish out more damage compared to Table Flip even its at max level. Fort the Brave is not required to max as both Level 19 and Level 20 presents the same stats, plus its a passive skill (no longer buff duration for higher skill level).

Snow Leopard Skills

10 – Leopard’s Paw
Required Leopard Skill Points: 0
Required Character Level: 10
Get a dose of Lai’s muscles to knock back enemies in your path. [Command]: After 2 hits, combo with Leopard’s Pounce [Extra Command]: Combo with Leopard’s Roar
Level 1: Damage: 122% (first two hits), Max Enemies Hit: 8, Number of Attacks: 2. MP Cost at 2nd Hit: 5
Level 20: Damage: 160% (first two hits), Max Enemies Hit: 8, Number of Attacks: 2. MP Cost at 2nd Hit: 9

15 – Thunder Dash
Required Leopard Skill Points: 9
Required Skill: Leopard’s Paw (1)
Your snow leopard buddy dashes at the enemy, dealing damage.
Level 1: MP Cost: 8, Damage: 203%, Number of Attacks: 2, Max Enemies Hit: 8, Cooldown: 8 sec
Level 10: MP Cost: 10, Damage: 230%, Number of Attacks: 2, Max Enemies Hit: 8, Cooldown: 3 sec

21 – Leopard Hide
Required Leopard Skill Points: 18
Chance to recover HP when attacking. Maximum 10% per attack.
Level 1: Proc Chance: 12%, Restores 1% of the damage as HP
Level 15: Proc Chance: 40%, Restores 8% of the damage as HP

27 – Leopard’s Pounce
Required Leopard Skill Points: 27
Dash forward and rip into enemies. Triggers after 2 hits of Leopard’s Paw
Level 1: MP Cost: 11, Damage: 155%, Number of Attacks: 4, Max Enemies Hit: 8
Level 20: MP Cost: 30, Damage: 250%, Number of Attacks: 4, Max Enemies Hit: 8

35 – Rippling Feline Muscles
Required Leopard Skill Points: 39
Increases Magic ATT, Intelligence, Speed, and Jump when in Snow Leopard Mode.
Level 1: Magic ATT: +21, INT: +21, Speed: +7, Jump: +1
Level 15: Magic ATT: +35, INT: +35, Speed: +35, Jump: +6

41 – Macho Dance
Required Leopard Skill Points: 48
Shoot up into the air, damaging nearby enemies. Can be chained into Macho Slam.
Level 1: MP Cost: 17, Damage: 164%, Number of Attacks: 3, Max Enemies Hit: 8
Level 20: MP Cost: 20, Damage: 240%, Number of Attacks: 3, Max Enemies Hit: 8

49 – Macho Slam
Required Leopard Skill Points: 60
Can be used in while in midair or during Rye’s Dance
Level 1: MP Cost: 17, Damage: 205%, Number of Attacks: 3, Max Enemies Hit: 8
Level 20: MP Cost: 20, Damage: 300%, Number of Attacks: 3, Max Enemies Hit: 8

57 – Bro Attack
Required Leopard Skill Points: 72
Gain a chance to summon a baby snow leopard to deal extra damage when you attack. Bosses and some monsters are immune.
Level 1: MP Cost: 80, Summon Chance: 1%, Buff Duration: 66 sec. Baby Leopard Damage: 270% Baby Leopard Duration: 12 sec. Cooldown: 28 Sec
Level 15: MP Cost: 120, Summon Chance: 15%, Buff Duration: 150 sec. Baby Leopard Damage: 550% Baby Leopard Duration: 40 sec. Cooldown: 0 Sec

67 – Leopard’s Roar
Required Leopard Skill Points: 87
Roar to inflict additional damage after Leopard’s Pounce. Also enhances the Damage and Number of Enemies Hit with Leopard’s Paw and Leopard’s Pounce. [Command] Press the [attack key] after using Leopard’s Pounce.
Level 1: MP Cost: 11, Max Enemies Hit: 10, Damage: 255%, Number of Attacks: 2. Leopard’s Paw and Leopard’s Pounce Damage: +6%, Max Enemies Hit: +1
Level 20: MP Cost: 30, Max Enemies Hit: 10, Damage: 350%, Number of Attacks: 2. Leopard’s Paw and Leopard’s Pounce Damage: +15%, Max Enemies Hit: +3

73 – Thunder Trail
Required Leopard Skill Points: 96
Unleashes a ghostly Snow Leopard mirror image during Thunder Dash, damaging nearby enemies.
Level 1: Afterimage: Damage: 104%, Max Enemies Hit: 10, Duration: 2 sec., Number of Attacks: 2
Level 15: Afterimage: Damage: 160%, Max Enemies Hit: 10, Duration: 4 sec., Number of Attacks: 3

80 – Macho Incarnate
Required Leopard Skill Points: 107
Required Skill: Thunder Trail (1)
Lai shows his true from after Macho Slam, shocking and stunning all nearby enemies. Also increases the Max Enemies Hit with Macho Dance and Macho Slam.
Level 1: Damage: 660%, Max Enemies Hit: 8, Duration: 4 sec., Number of Attacks: 1, Chance to Stun: 24%. Number of mobs attacked with Macho Dance, Macho Slam: +1, Damage: +2%
Level 20: Damage: 850%, Max Enemies Hit: 8, Duration: 4 sec., Number of Attacks: 1, Chance to Stun: 100%. Number of mobs attacked with Dance, Macho Slam: +3, Damage: +11%

86 – Three-Point Pounce
Required Leopard Skill points: 116
The snow leopard makes a three-point attack, slashing at nearby enemies with his claws.
Level 1: MP Cost: 35, Damage: 233%, Number of Attacks: 2, Max Enemies Hit: 10, Cooldown: 12 sec
Level 20: MP Cost: 130, Damage: 385%, Number of Attacks: 4, Max Enemies Hit: 10, Cooldown: 2 sec

91 – Advanced Thunder Dash
Required Leopard Skill Points: 123
Travel further during Thunder Dash to deal more damage.
Level 1: MP Cost: 17, Damage: 305%, Number of Attacks: 2, Max Enemies Hit: 10, Cooldown: 5 sec
Level 20: MP Cost: 112, Damage: 400%, Number of Attacks: 4, Max Enemies Hit: 10, Cooldown: 2 sec

95 – Deadly Fangs
Required Leopard Skill Points: 129
Chance to instant kill. No effect on boss monsters.
Level 1: Instant Kill Chance: 1%, Magic ATT: +2
Level 15: Instant Kill Chance: 4%, Magic ATT: +30

101 – Lethal Lai
Required Leopard Skill points: 138
Increases the attack count and damage of certain Snow Leopard Mode skills. Affected Skills: Leopard’s Paw, Leopard’s Pounce, Leopard’s Roar, Macho Dance, Macho Slam, Thunder Dash.
Level 1: Damage of #cLeopard’s Paw, Leopard’s Pounce, Leopard’s Roar, Macho Dance, Macho Slam, Thunder Dash#: +2%, Max Enemies Hit: +2, Ingore DEF: +2%
Level 15: Damage of ‘s Paw, Leopard’s Pounce, Leopard’s Roar, Macho Dance, Macho Slam, Thunder Dash#: +9%, Max Enemies Hit: +4, Ingore DEF: +30%

108 – Leopard Reflexes
Required Leopard Skill points: 149
While in Snow Leopard Mode, get a boost to Attack Speed and Magic Attack.
Level 1: Increases Attack Speed, Magic ATT: +1%, Accuracy: +45, Avoidability: +40, Mob DEF Ignored: +6%.
Level 10: Increases Attack Speed, Magic ATT: +6%, Accuracy: +450, Avoidability: +400, Mob DEF Ignored: +60%.

116 – Party Time
Required Leopard Skill Points: 190
The snow leopard charges wildly across the entire map, dealing damage.
Level 1: MP Cost: 300, Damage: 410%, Number of Attacks: 6, Max Enemies Hit: 15, Cooldown: 24 sec
Level 10: MP Cost: 300, Damage: 500%, Number of Attacks: 6, Max Enemies Hit: 15, Cooldown: 15 sec

Snow Leopard Skill Build: Everything maxed except Thunder Dash, Advanced Thunder Dash, Thunder Trail. Uses 219 SP, approximately 73 Levels.
1. Leopard’s Paw (MAX)
2. Thunder Dash (1)
3. Leopard Hide (MAX)
4. Leopard’s Pounce (MAX)
5. Rippling Feline Muscles (MAX)
6. Macho Dance (MAX)
7. Macho Slam (MAX)
8. Bro Attack (MAX)
9. Leopard’s Roar (MAX)
10. Thunder Trail (1)
11. Macho Incarnate (MAX)
12. Three-Point Pounce (1)
13. Advanced Thunder Dash (1)
14. Deadly Fangs (MAX)
15. Lethal Lai (MAX)
16. Leopard Reflexes (MAX)
17. Party Time (MAX)

Explanation:
Training with Snow Leopard is a different league compared to Bear, because it is more mobile and does not leave you stationary in 1 spot. Use Snow Leopard when you can 1 hit kill enemies with your skills OR when enemies are spread out vastly across the maps. Most of the time, you will be using a combination of 2-3 skills in Snow Leopard Career. For instance, Leopard’s Paw + Leopard’s Pounce + Leopard’s Roar for flat platform, Macho Dance + Macho Slam + Macho Incarnate for maps that has no floating platforms above you, or go for Three-Point Pounce should you wish to train on maps that has multiple platform below you (it can hit enemies above you too, just make sure the platform above is close). Most Snow Leopard trainers would use the first 2 training method and seldom performing Thunder Dash or Advanced Thunder Dash to leave trail of blue flames originated from Thunder Trail, so these are optional skills. You will still need to add 1 SP (Skill Point) into them to unlock higher level skill above it. Max the other beneficial passive skills and your ultimate Party Time should you wish to spam that often to showoff your Leopard might!

Hawk Skills

30 – Formation Attack
Required Hawk Skill Points: 0
Baby hawks attack in formation. Can be directed left or right. Can’t be used while airborne.
Level 1: Damage: 52%, Max Enemies Hit: 3, Number of Attacks: 1
Level 10: Damage: 70%, Max Enemies Hit: 3, Number of Attacks: 1

30 – Sky Walk
Required Hawk Skill Points: 0
Eka gives you a little lift, giving you an extra double jump.
Level 1: MP Cost: 19. Jump up to two more times in midair after your initial jump.
Level 5: MP Cost: 13. Jump up to two more times in midair after your initial jump.

33 – Vertical Draft
Required Hawk Skill Points: 10
Tap Up and Up Arrow Key while jumping to jump even higher.
Level 1: Jump: 750
Level 10: Jump: 1650

37 – Eka Express
Required Hawk Skill Points: 14
Creates a portal to the nearest town. All party members can use it to travel.
Level 1: MP Cost: 240, Portal Duration: 20 sec. Cooldown: 380 sec.
Level 10: MP Cost: 60, Portal Duration: 200 sec. Cooldown: 200 sec.

43 – Fly
Required Hawk Skill Points: 20
Launch into the air with Eka to unlock additional attacks. [Command]: Press and hold [up] + [jump] to fly. Press [down] +[jump] to land.
Level 1: Flight Duration: 11 sec, Cooldown: 60 sec.
Level 30: Flight Duration: 40 sec, Cooldown: 48 sec.

48 – Hawk Flock (Supportive + Passive)
Required Hawk Skill Points: 27
Increases the speed of the entire party while in hawk mode.
Level 1: MP Cost: 10, Duration: 10 sec, Speed: +2, Jump: +1 [Passive Effects] – Max Movement Speed: +1
Level 15: MP Cost: 25, Duration: 150 sec, Speed: +30, Jump: +15 [Passive Effects] – Max Movement Speed: +15

52 – Max Mobility
Required Hawk Skill Points: 40
Increases your Hawk mode Speed and Speed cap. Dexterity and Avoidability will also increase.
Level 1: Accuracy: +18, Avoidability: +18, Speed: +8, Jump: +1. Max Speed: +7
Level 15: Accuracy: +270, Avoidability: +270, Speed: +50, Jump: +4. Max Speed: +21

62 – Defensive Formation
Required Hawk Skill Points: 50
Eka’s friends come to your aid while you’re flying, attacking enemies in range. Can only trigger while airborne. Defensive Formation can’t penetrate boss armor.
Level 1: Damage (Eka’s friends): 6%, Max Hits: 1
Level 30: Damage (Eka’s friends): 35%, Max Hits: 2

65 – Eka Glider
Required Hawk Skill Points: 70
Press the skill key while in the air to switch to Glider status.
Level 1: Glide: Jump Key (hold the key)

72 – Feather Cloak
Required Hawk Skill Points: 71
Boosts your Jump in Hawk mode.
Level 1: Jump +1, Accuracy +20
Level 15: Jump +4, Accuracy +300

78 – Regroup
Required Hawk Skill Points: 81
Summons any party members on the same channel who are above Lv. 9 to your location.
Level 1: Summons party members. MP Cost: 240, Cooldown: 3300 sec.
Level 10: Summons party members. MP Cost: 60, Cooldown: 600 sec.

83 – Raptor Talons
Required Hawk Skill Points: 82
Eka’s talon becomes so sharp, your ATT increases. Passive Effects: Adding bleeding damage to all attacks while in hawk mode.
Level 1: [Supportive Effects] MP Cost: 200, Duration: 30 sec, Magic ATT: +4, Cooldown: 86 sec [Passive Effects] Bleed Chance: 14%, Bleed Damage: 190% per sec, Bleed Duration: 1 sec.
Level 15: [Supportive Effects] MP Cost: 200, Duration: 30 sec, Magic ATT: +60, Cooldown: 30 sec. [Passive Effects] Bleed Chance: 70%, Bleed Damage: 190% per sec, Bleed Duration: 6 sec.

88 – Baby Bombers
Required Hawk Skill Points: 103
Calls Eka’s ground-bound allies to attack. Can only be used while airborne.
Level 1: MP Cost: 100, Damage: 153%, Number of Attacks: 1, Max Enemies Hit: 6
Level 30: MP Cost: 121, Damage: 240%, Number of Attacks: 1, Max Enemies Hit: 9

94 – Bird’s-Eye View
Required Hawk Skill Points: 126
Eka uses her sharp eyesight to increase the Critical Rate, Critical DEF, Magic DEF, Accuracy, and Avoidability of nearby party members.
Level 1: MP Cost: 150, Duration: 30 Sec., Critical Rate: +1%, Weapon DEF: +25, Magic Defense: +25, Accuracy: +15, Avoidability: +15
Level 15: MP Cost: 300, Duration: 450 Sec., Critical Rate: +8%, Weapon DEF: +375, Magic Defense: +375, Accuracy: +225, Avoidability: +225

99 – Veteran Formation
Required Hawk Skill Points: 137
Improves the damage of Formation Attack. Displays the improved effect after the threshold is reached.
Level 1: Formation Attack Damage: +3%
Level 30: Formation Attack Damage: +61%

104 – Razor Beak
Required Hawk Skill Points: 145
Eka’s beak becomes so sharp, your whole party’s ATT increases.
Level 1: MP Cost: 15, Weapon ATT: +1, Magic ATT: +1, Duration: 66 sec
Level 15: MP Cost: 22, Weapon ATT: +22, Magic ATT: +22, Duration: 150 sec

110 – Feather Boots
Required Hawk Skill Points: 150
Boosts your Speed in Hawk mode.
Level 1: Movement Speed +3
Level 15: Movement Speed +45

118 – Tornado Flight
Required Hawk Skill Points: 170
Eka’s friends stir up a tornado to attack. Hold down the skill key and press the direction keys to steer.
Level 1: MP Cost: 40, Max Enemies Hit: 8, Damage: 208%. #cSteer by holding the skill key and pressing Left, Right, Up, and Down.# Max Range: 350, Cooldown: 30
Level 10: MP Cost: 42, Max Enemies Hit: 8, Damage: 235%. by holding the skill key and pressing Left, Right, Up, and Down.# Max Range: 350, Cooldown: 25

Hawk Skill Build: Everything maxed except Defensive Formation, Feather Cloak, Baby Bombers, Veteran Formation, Feather Boots, Tornado Flight. Uses 160 SP, approximately 54 levels.
1. Formation Attack (MAX)
2. Sky Walk (MAX)
3. Vertical Draft (MAX)
4. Eka Express (MAX)
5. Fly (MAX)
6. Hawk Flock (MAX)
7. Max Mobility (MAX)
8. Defensive Formation (1)
9. Eka Glider (MAX)
10. Feather Cloak (1)
11. Regroup (MAX)
12. Raptor Talons (MAX)
13. Baby Bombers (3)
14. Bird’s-Eye View (MAX)
15. Veteran Formation (4)
16. Razor Beak (MAX)
17. Feather Boots (0)
18. Tornado Flight (0)

Explanation:
This guide is aimed to gain Hawk Supportive Skill Buffs for party members such as Razor Beak, Bird’s Eye View for training and some travel convenience such as Eka Express and Regroup. Hawk isn’t a great animal for solo training. Since it lacks the raw damage and the mobs it can hit compared to Bear and Snow Leopard. So use this animal for support buff skills and travel aid.

Cat Skills

50 – Friend Launcher
Required Cat Skill Points: 0
Launch your pals at faraway enemies with up to 4 extra hits of the [Attack Key].
Level 1: Damage: 345%, Max Enemies Hit: 4, Number of Attacks: 1
Level 10: Damage: 480%, Max Enemies Hit: 4, Number of Attacks: 1

50 – Cat Wit
Required Cat Skill Points: 0
Increases Intelligence while in Cat Mode.
Level 1: Passive Effect – INT: +10
Level 10: Passive Effect – INT: +100

53 – Kitty Battle Squad
Required Cat Skill Points: 8
Boosts ATT and Magic ATT of party members in the same map while in cat mode.
Level 1: Passive Effects: ATT/Magic ATT: +21
Level 15: Passive Effects: ATT/Magic ATT: +35

56 – Kitty Treats
Required Cat Skill Points: 15
Party members in the same map as you get extra Max HP & MP while you’re in cat mode.
Level 1: Max HP: +275, Max MP: +275
Level 15: Max HP: +625, Max MP: +625

61 – Purr-Powered
Required Cat Skill Points: 27
Increases stance chance, and recovers HP and MP over 4 seconds while in Cat Mode.
Level 1: Passive Effect – Stance Chance: +21%, HP Recovery: 10 per 4 seconds, MP Recovery: 10 per 4 seconds
Level 10: Passive Effect – Stance Chance: +30%, HP Recovery: 100 per 4 seconds, MP Recovery: 100 per 4 seconds

66 – Sticky Paws
Required Cat Skill Points: 39
Increases item drop chance for party members in your map while in cat mode.
Level 1: Passive Effect – Party Item Drop Chance: +10%
Level 20: Passive Effect – Party Item Drop Chance: +20%

71 – Meow Heal
Required Cat Skill Points: 51
Heals your allies by shooting yarn of love.
Level 1: MP Cost: 26, Max Number:6, HP Recovered: 10%
Level 20: MP Cost: 46, Max Number:6, HP Recovered: 20%

75 – Cat’s Claws
Required Cat Skill Points: 60
Increases Critical Rate and Min Critical Damage for party members in your map while in cat mode.
Level 1: Passive Effect: Critical Rate: +11%, Min Critical Damage: +1%
Level 20: Passive Effect: Critical Rate: +30%, Min Critical Damage: +10%

79 – Meow Cure
Required Cat Skill Points: 70
Removes Abnormal Status and Magic Effects of nearby party members.
Level 1: MP Cost: 100, Chance to nullify magic effects and remove abnormal status: 10%, Cooldown: 5 sec
Level 10: MP Cost: 10, Chance to nullify magic effects and remove abnormal status: 100%, Cooldown: 5 sec

84 – Purr Zone
Required Cat Skill Points: 83
Creates an aura of love that damages enemies and heals allies.
Level 1: MP Cost: MP 101, Max Targets Affected: 8, Damage: 506%, Friends Healed: 90, Duration: 15 sec, Cooldown: 15 sec
Level 15: MP Cost: MP 115, Max Targets Affected: 8, Damage: 590%, Friends Healed: 300, Duration: 22 sec, Cooldown: 15 sec

89 – Meow Card
Required Cat Skill Points: 95
Draws a random card that buffs your party.
Level 1: MP Cost: 285, Red Card (Damage: +11%) Blue Card (DEF: +105) Yellow Card (Attack Speed: +1, Speed: +1) Buff Duration: 63 Sec, Cooldown: 40 Sec
Level 20: MP Cost: 0, Red Card (Damage: +30%) Blue Card (DEF: +200) Yellow Card (Attack Speed: +2, Speed: +20) Buff Duration: 120 Sec, Cooldown: 30 Sec

93 – Friend Launcher – Enhancer
Required Cat Skill Points: 104
Allows you to launch your friends more powerfully.
Level 1: Friend Launcher Damage: +44%
Level 15: Friend Launcher Damage: +100%

97 – Mouser’s Insight
Required Cat Skill Points: 113
Any party members near you will ignore some enemy DEF while you’re in Cat Mode.
Level 1: DEF Ignored: 1%
Level 20: DEF Ignored: 20%

102 – Fire Kitty!
Required Cat Skill Points: 125
Arby rolls forward to attack. Targets temporarily have less DEF.
Level 1: MP Cost: 26, Damage: 205%, Number of Attacks: 3, Max Enemies Hit: 6, Enemy DEF: –1%
Level 20: MP Cost: 46, Damage: 300%, Number of Attacks: 3, Max Enemies Hit: 6, Enemy DEF: –20%

107 – Meow Revive
Required Cat Skill Points: 137
Revive a party member with Arby’s soothing powers.
Level 1: MP Cost: 285, Revives KO’d party member within range, Cooldown: 1170 sec
Level 15: MP Cost: 75, Revives KO’d party member within range, Cooldown: 750 sec

111 – Meow Gold Card
Required Cat Skill Points: 147
Gives you a chance to draw the Gold Card when using the Lucky Cat skill, which has all the effects of the Red, Blue, and Green Cards.
Level 1: MP Cost: 285, Passive Effect: #Gold Card# Chance: 16%
Level 15: MP Cost: 75, Passive Effect: Card# Chance: 30%

115 – Friends of Arby
Required Cat Skill Points: 160
Party members on the same map will get bonus EXP. When stacked with Holy Symbol, only the highest EXP bonus will take effect.
Level 1: Passive Effect: Party EXP: +11%
Level 20: Passive Effect: Party EXP: +30%

120 – Cat’s Cradle Blitzkrieg
Required Cat Skill Points: 170
Whenever a party member successfully attacks an enemy, all enemies in range take damage.
Level 1: Damage from Party Member: 730%, Number of Hits: 1, Duration: 10, Cooldown: 180 sec
Level 10: Damage from Party Member: 1000%, Number of Hits: 1, Duration: 12, Cooldown: 180 sec

Cat Skill Build: Everything maxed except Meow Heal, Meow Cure, Purr Zone, Fire Kitty, Meow Revive, Cat’s Cradle Blitzkrieg. Uses 196 SP, approximately 66 Levels.
1. Friend Launcher (MAX)
2. Cat Wit (MAX)
3. Kitty Battle Squad (MAX)
4. Kitty Treats (MAX)
5. Purr-Powered (MAX)
6. Sticky Paws (MAX)
7. Meow Heal (1)
8. Cat’s Claws (MAX)
9. Meow Cure (1)
10. Purr Zone (1)
11. Meow Card (MAX)
12. Friend Launcher – Enhancer (MAX)
13. Mouser’s Insight (MAX)
14. Fire Kitty! (1)
15. Meow Revive (1)
16. Meow Gold Card (MAX)
17. Friends of Arby (MAX)
18. Cat’s Cradle Blitzkrieg (1)

Explanation:
This Cat Skill Build aims to make this as a mule party member where you run it on a different PC to buff up your main character who is solo training. Supportive skills such as Meow Heal, Meow Cure, Purr Zone and Meow Revive are optional skills which you can max at your choice. For me, I would rather have it standing-by providing passive effects and once-awhile receive card buffs. Do take note that each skill requires at least 1 SP to unlock a higher level skill and some skills require a certain number of Cat Skill Points to make higher skill available too! Cat seriously lacks attacking skills and most of it are heavily focus in supporting. Therefore, add SP into Cat once your main animal (Bear/Snow Leopard) has their main skills maxed to aid in your training. Mouser’s Insight is not maxed as Level 19 has the same effects as Level 20 (MAX)!

Hyper Skills

Furious Strikes – Boss Rush
Required Level: 140
Level 1: Furious Strikes Damage against Boss: +20%

Furious Strikes – Reinforce
Required Level: 165
Level 1: Furious Strikes Damage: +20%

Furious Strikes – Critical Chance
Required Level: 180
Increases Furious Strikes critical chance.
Level 1: Critical Rate: +20%

Three-Point Pounce – Extra Strike
Required Level: 190
Level 1: Three-Point Pounce Number of Attacks: +1

Three-Point Pounce – Spread
Required Level: 165
Level 1: Three-Point Pounce Monsters Hit: +2

Three-Point Pounce – Reinforce Damage: +20%
Required Level: 190
Level 1: Three-Point Pounce Damage: +20%

Formation Attack – Spread
Required Level: 140
Level 1: Formation Attack Monsters Hit: +2

Formation Attack – Reinforce
Required Level: 180
Level 1: Formation Attack Damage: +20%

Formation Attack – Guardbreak
Required Level: 165
Level 1: Formation Attack Ignore Enemy Defense: +20%

Friend Launcher – Range
Required Level: 140
Level 1: Friend Launcher Range: +50

Friend Launcher – Spread
Required Level: 150
Level 1: Friend Launcher Monsters Hit: +2

Friend Launcher – Reinforce
Required Level: 180
Level 1: Friend Launcher Damage: +20%

Team Roar
Required Level: 140
Become invincible and boost the Damage of your whole party.
Level 1: MP Cost: 1000, Invincibility Duration: 30 sec, Damage Boost: +30%. Cooldown: 360 sec.

Group Bear Blaster
Required Level: 160
Help your friends catapult a Bear at the enemy. Craziness!
Level 1: MP Cost: 500, Damage 800%, Number of Attack: 8, Max Enemies Hit: 14, Cooldown: 90 sec.

Beast Tamer Hyper Skill Build Guide:
1. Furious Strikes – Boss Rush
2. Furious Strikes – Reinforce
3. Furious Strikes – Critical Chance
4. Three-Point Pounce – Extra Strike
5. Three-Point Pounce – Reinforce
6. Team Roar
7. Group Bear Blaster

Explanation:
Check this Hyper Stats Guide for more details!

Beast Tamer 5th Job Skills

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

Beast Tamer Skill Cores

Champ Charge
Max Level: 25 (30 with Matrix Points)
The Beast Tamer’s animal friends join forces to attack the enemy. Pressing the skill button repeatedly will perform a joint attack, with the last animal friend unleashing a powerful special attack. You can use the directional keys during the skill to determine which animal will inflict the final strike.
Level 1: MP Cost: 1000, Beast Tamer’s four animal friends attacks the enemy consecutively. Cooldown: 60 sec.

  • Lai – Regular Attack: attacks 8 enemies 3 times dealing 510% damage, Special Attack: attacks 8 enemies 6 times dealing 460% damage.
  • Fort – Regular Attack: attacks 6 enemies 2 times dealing 785% damage, Special Attack: attacks 4 enemies 3 times dealing 820% damage, then attacks 1 enemy 8 times dealing 462% damage.
  • Eka – Regular Attack: attacks 8 enemies 10 times dealing 205% damage, Special Attack: attacks 15 enemies over a large range 10 times, dealing 206% damage.
  • Arby – Regular Attack: attack 8 enemies 1 time dealing 820% damage, Special Attack: periodically attack 8 enemies 4 times dealing 360% damage, creates a tree that reduces damage taken by nearby allies by 40%, Tree Duration: 10 sec

Level 25: MP Cost: 1000, Beast Tamer’s four animal friends attacks the enemy consecutively. Cooldown: 60 sec.

  • Lai – Regular Attack: attacks 8 enemies 3 times dealing 750% damage, Special Attack: attacks 8 enemies 6 times dealing 700% damage.
  • Fort – Regular Attack: attacks 6 enemies 2 times dealing 1145% damage, Special Attack: attacks 4 enemies 3 times dealing 1300% damage, then attacks 1 enemy 8 times dealing 750% damage.
  • Eka – Regular Attack: attacks 8 enemies 10 times dealing 325% damage, Special Attack: attacks 15 enemies over a large range 10 times, dealing 350% damage.
  • Arby – Regular Attack: attack 8 enemies 1 time dealing 1300% damage, Special Attack: periodically attack 8 enemies 4 times dealing 600% damage, creates a tree that reduces damage taken by nearby allies by 40%, Tree Duration: 10 sec

Cub Cavalry
Max Level: 25 (30 with Matrix Points)
Calls a herd of critter cubs to your aid. Unaffected by attack reflection.
Level 1: MP Cost: 1000, Summon Duration: 10 sec. Summons between 4 and at most 8 groups of critter cubs, depending on the number of enemies within range. Cubs periodically attack 3 times dealing 360% damage. When time runs out the cubs attack, dealing 780% damage to as many as 8 enemies 8 times. Cooldown: 30 sec.
Level 25: MP Cost: 1000, Summon Duration: 10 sec. Summons between 4 and at most 8 groups of critter cubs, depending on the number of enemies within range. Cubs periodically attack 3 times dealing 600% damage. When time runs out the cubs attack, dealing 1500% damage to as many as 8 enemies 8 times. Cooldown: 30 sec.

Aerial Relief
Max Level: 25 (30 with Matrix Points)
Your animal friends zoom in on an airplane and attack the enemy mercilessly. Unaffected by attack reflection.
Level 1: MP Cost: 1500, periodically attacks 34 times, Max Enemies Hit: 15, Damage: 468%, Number of Attacks: 8. Recovers 50 HP for you and nearby allies and ignores abnormal status. Cooldown: 180 sec
Level 30: MP Cost: 1500, periodically attacks 34 times, Max Enemies Hit: 15, Damage: 990%, Number of Attacks: 8. Recovers 1500 HP for you and nearby allies and ignores abnormal status. Cooldown: 145 sec

Beast Tamer Enhancement Cores

Paw Swipe Boost
Final Damage: +2% per level. Max Level: 50 (60 with Matrix Points)
Level 20: Max Targets: +1
Level 40: Monster DEF Ignored: +20%

Deep Breath Boost
Final Damage: +2% per level. Max Level: 50 (60 with Matrix Points)
Level 20: Max Targets: +1
Level 40: Monster DEF Ignored: +20%

Really Deep Breath Boost
Final Damage: +2% per level. Max Level: 50 (60 with Matrix Points)
Level 20: Max Targets: +1
Level 40: Monster DEF Ignored: +20%

Li’l Fort Boost
Final Damage: +2% per level. Max Level: 50 (60 with Matrix Points)
Level 20: Max Targets: +1
Level 40: Crit Rate: +5%

Fishy Slap Boost
Final Damage: +2% per level. Max Level: 50 (60 with Matrix Points)
Level 20: Max Targets: +1
Level 40: Monster DEF Ignored: +20%

Table Flip Boost
Final Damage: +2% per level. Max Level: 50 (60 with Matrix Points)
Level 20: Crit Rate: +5%
Level 40: Monster DEF Ignored: +20%

Leopard’s Paw Boost
Final Damage: +2% per level. Max Level: 50 (60 with Matrix Points)
Level 20: Max Targets: +1
Level 40: Monster DEF Ignored: +20%

Macho Dance Boost
Final Damage: +2% per level. Max Level: 50 (60 with Matrix Points)
Level 20: Max Targets: +1
Level 40: Monster DEF Ignored: +20%

Thunder Dash Boost
Final Damage: +2% per level. Max Level: 50 (60 with Matrix Points)
Level 20: Max Targets: +1
Level 40: Monster DEF Ignored: +20%

Three-Point Pounce Boost
Final Damage: +2% per level. Max Level: 50 (60 with Matrix Points)
Level 20: Max Targets: +1
Level 40: Monster DEF Ignored: +20%

Party Time Boost
Final Damage: +2% per level. Max Level: 50 (60 with Matrix Points)
Level 20: Critical Rate: +5%
Level 40: Monster DEF Ignored: +20%

Formation Attack Boost
Final Damage: +2% per level. Max Level: 50 (60 with Matrix Points)
Level 20: Max Targets: +1
Level 40: Monster DEF Ignored: +20%

Tornado Flight Boost
Final Damage: +2% per level. Max Level: 50 (60 with Matrix Points)
Level 20: Max Targets: +1
Level 40: Monster DEF Ignored: +20%

Friend Launcher Boost
Final Damage: +2% per level. Max Level: 50 (60 with Matrix Points)
Level 20: Max Targets: +1
Level 40: Monster DEF Ignored: +20%

Fire Kitty! Boost
Final Damage: +2% per level. Max Level: 50 (60 with Matrix Points)
Level 20: Max Targets: +1
Level 40: Monster DEF Ignored: +20%

Group Bear Blaster Boost
Final Damage: +2% per level. Max Level: 50 (60 with Matrix Points)
Level 20: Max Targets: +1
Level 40: Monster DEF Ignored: +20%

Beast Tamer V Matrix Skill Build

Trio #1 (Bear Mode): Paw Swipe/Lil’ Fort/Fishy Slap
Trio #2 (Leopard Mode): Three-Point Pounce/Thunder Dash/Macho Dance
Note: Bolded = essential skill | Non-bolded = non-essential skill.

MapleStory Old to New Skill Names

Shared Skills

  • Guardian Mode → Critter Select
  • Return to Arben → Homeward Bound
  • Maple Warrior → Maple Guardian
  • Elf Will → Beastly Resolve
  • Elf Self-Cultivation → Growth Spurt
  • Tamer Stick Mastery → Beast Scepter Mastery

Bear Skills

  • 10 – Forepaw Slash → Paw Swipe
  • 14 – Flame Fart → Majestic Trumpet
  • 19 – Bobo’s Grain Stock → Well Fed
  • 25 – Bobo’s Patience → Dumb Luck
  • 31 – Inhale → Deep Breath
  • 39 – Bobo’s Additional Attack → Fort Follow-Up
  • 47 – Bobo’s Tenacity → Defense Ignorance
  • 54 – Angry Slash → Furious Strikes
  • 63 – Bobo’s Critical Strike → Bear Strength
  • 70 – Powerful Inhale → Really Deep Breath
  • 76 – Bobo’s Cub → Li’l Fort
  • 82 – Bobo’s Bravery → Fort the Brave
  • 90 – Concentrated Strike → Bear Assault
  • 98 – Fresh Fish Tornado → Fishy Slap
  • 105 – Bobo’s Resurrection → Bear Reborn
  • 109 – Advanced Flame Fart → Billowing Trumpet
  • 114 – Lift the Table → Table Flip

Snow Leopard Skills

  • 10 – Snow Leopard Slash → Leopard’s Paw
  • 15 – Thunder Sprint → Thunder Dash
  • 21 – Enhance Rye’s Fur → Leopard Hide
  • 27 – Snow Leopard Strike → Leopard’s Pounce
  • 35 – Enhance Rye’s Power → Rippling Feline Muscles
  • 41 – Rye’s Dance → Macho Dance
  • 49 – Rye’s Pace → Macho Slam
  • 57 – Hey, Brother! → Bro Attack
  • 67 – Snow Leopard Roar → Leopard’s Roar
  • 73 – Thunder Image → Thunder Trail
  • 80 – Rye’s Gesture → Macho Incarnate
  • 86 – Bermuda Triangle → Three-Point Pounce
  • 91 – Advanced Thunder Sprint → Advanced Thunder Dash
  • 95 – Enhance Rye’s Teeth → Deadly Fangs
  • 101 – Enhance Rye’s Paw → Lethal Lai
  • 108 – Enhance Rye’s Heart → Leopard Reflexes
  • 116 – Carnival → Party Time

Hawk Skills

  • 30 – Attack in Formation → Formation Attack
  • 30 – Eka Jump → Sky Walk
  • 33 – Eka High Jump → Vertical Draft
  • 37 – Eka Stage → Eka Express
  • 43 – Eka Soar → Fly
  • 48 – Eka’s Wing → Hawk Flock
  • 52 – Eka’s Sensitive → Max Mobility
  • 62 – Cover From Formation Flight → Defensive Formation
  • 65 – Eka Glide → Eka Glider
  • 72 – Eka’s Feather → Feather Cloak
  • 78 – Call Me! → Regroup
  • 83 – Enhance Eka’s Talons → Raptor Talons
  • 88 – Bombing in Formation → Baby Bombers
  • 94 – Enhance Eka’s Eye → Bird’s-Eye View
  • 99 – Enhance Formation → Veteran Formation
  • 104 – Enhance Eka’s Beak → Razor Beak
  • 110 – Eka’s Feather shoes → Feather Boots
  • 118 – Tornado → Tornado Flight

Cat Skills

  • 50 – Cast Friends → Friend Launcher
  • 50 – Moe Ale → Cat Wit
  • 53 – Ale Charming → Kitty Battle Squad
  • 56 – Ale is Full! → Kitty Treats
  • 61 – Ale’s Will → Purr-Powered
  • 66 – Ale Steal → Sticky Paws
  • 71 – Meow Heal → Meow Heal
  • 75 – Ale’ Paw → Cat’s Claws
  • 79 – Meow Sneak → Meow Cure
  • 84 – Meow Space → Purr Zone
  • 89 – Meow’s Cards → Meow Card
  • 93 – Enhance Cast Friend → Friend Launcher – Enhancer
  • 97 – Explore the Weakness → Mouser’s Insight
  • 102 – Meow Cast! → Fire Kitty!
  • 107 – Meow’s Resurrection → Meow Revive
  • 111 – Meow’s Golden Card → Meow Gold Card
  • 115 – Ale Good Friend → Friends of Arby
  • 120 – Gorgeous Shock → Cat’s Cradle Blitzkrieg

Beast Tamer Hyper Skills

  • 149 – Angry Slash – Boss Rush → Furious Strikes – Boss Rush
  • 168 – Angry Slash – Reinforce → Furious Strikes – Reinforce
  • 189 – Angry Slash – Critical → Furious Strikes – Critical Chance
  • 155 – Bermuda Triangle – Extra Strike → Three-Point Pounce – Extra Strike
  • 177 – Bermuda Triangle – Spread → Three-Point Pounce – Spread
  • 195 – Bermuda Triangle – Reinforce → Three-Point Pounce – Reinforce
  • 149 – Attack in Formation – Spread → Formation Attack – Spread
  • 168 – Attack in Formation – Ignore Guard → Formation Attack – Guardbreak
  • 189 – Attack in Formation- Reinforce → Formation Attack – Reinforce
  • 143 – Cast Friends – Add Range → Friend Launcher – Range
  • 162 – Cast Friends – Spread → Friend Launcher – Spread
  • 183 – Cast Friends – Reinforce → Friend Launcher – Reinforce
  • 150 – Mercilessness → Team Roar
  • 170 – Bear Cannon! → Group Bear Blaster

Beast Tamer 5th Job Skills

  • *NONE* → Champ Charge

Additional Information

Beast Tamer Storyline

In a small forest south of Dawnveil called Arboren, there lived a young girl by the name of Chase, who grew up idolizing the Heroes of Maple World. One day Chase saved a cat named Arby, but this was no ordinary cat. Arby is a founding member of the Critter Champs, a band of mighty animals. By befriending Arby and forming a pact with the Critter Champs, Chase just might have the potential to be the hero she always wanted to be. Meet Chase, a simple girl with big dreams. Chase has longed to be a hero since she was little, but it wasn’t until the day she saved a cat named Arby that her wish came true. Through Arby’s mysterious powers, Chase has gained the ability to control animals, and thus, her adventure has begun. As Chase and Arby set out on their journey, more animals start to flock to their side. Now Chase can harness the power of the bear, the snow leopard, the hawk, and of course, Arby the cat.

Beast Tamer Notes

  • Beast Tamers start with a tail and animal ears.
  • The Beast Tamer tail and ears can be hidden with transparent Cash items.
  • Obtain gifts from your critter pals for each level gained between Lv. 11-150. Rewards include Animal SP Potion, Animal Reset Scroll, Revolution Kitty Soul Scepter, Red Cube, and more!
  • Possible gifts are split up between different level ranges. 11-30, 31-60, 61-100, and 101-150.
  • An envelop will appear over your head whenever you level between 11-150 to quickly take you to the reward window.
  • Gifts can be reviewed and obtained by clicking on the available quests button on the left and selecting the quest “[Beast Tamer] A Guardian’s Blessings”.
  • Each gift listed can only be obtained once. All gifts listed in each level range will be obtainable when leveling to the end of the level range.
  • Fort the Bear will allow you to stand your ground and pulverize your enemies. Lai the Snow Leopard will allow you to quickly blaze through the battlefield to bring the hurt. Eka the Hawk will give you unparalleled mobility to traverse any terrain and offer support skills. Arby the Cat will make you the most popular person around thanks to the numerous party buffs and healing abilities.
  • Beast Tamers are able to expand the skill inventory window to view the skills of all their animals at the same time by pressing the green button on the bottom right of the skill inventory window.
  • Passive skills from each animal are not shared between all animal modes.
  • SP (Skill Points) is shared between all animals.
  • Skills must be learned in order to obtain the next skill.
  • All of the SP for an individual animal can be reset with the Cash item Beast Tamer Animal SP Reset Scroll.
  • Beast Tamers don’t use Mastery Books.
  • Shared skills will be learned and increase in mastery automatically from leveling.

Beast Tamer Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Is Beast Tamer Gender locked?
No. You can play either male or female.

How does Beast Tamer SP (Skill Points) works?
Beginner and Common Skills does not require SP but it works similarly to Timeless Equipment where they automatically gain experience through your monster kills. You receive normal amounts of SP upon leveling plus the chance of gaining extra SP through the prize boxes. Beast Tamer does not get any additional SP unlike Adventurers since there isn’t any job advancement involved.

There’s also four more medals, one for each animal:
Level 115 (Bear Paw): +3% Boss Damage, +5 Accuracy, +3 Magic Attack, +50 HP
Level 115 (Snow Leopard Paw): +5 Accuracy, +6 Magic Attack, +50 HP
Level 115 (Bird Feather): +5 Accuracy, +20 Avoidability, +50 HP
Level 115 (Cat Paw): +5 Accuracy, +3 Magic Attack, +15 Magic DEF, +50 HP, +25 Weapon DEF

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213 thoughts on “MapleStory Beast Tamer Skill Build Guide

  1. yotam

    does this guide has updated for the beast tamer revamp?

  2. Nick

    Hi Ayumi, thank you so much for making these fantastic guides. I’ve made 4 characters following yours to the letter. Now I’d like to make another one, the Beast Tamer. But since Nexon nerfed it and adapted several things I want to ask you if you are going to update this guide on the new and actual situation? Thanks you so much in advance, Nick

  3. Ayumilove Post author

    @Michael Sirius: Check out the section labelled “Beast Tamer Skill Build Guide”.
    There are 2 paths you can choose:
    1. Perfect Mule Beast Tamer Skill Build (Level up to 210 to get Level 3 link skills)
    2. Perfect Main Beast Tamer Skill Build (Level up to 250~275)

    The mule path is the fastest to level up based on my experience leveling a Beast Tamer.
    If you are serious to main Beast Tamer, most of the SP are distributed in Cat and Bear.