MapleStory Demon Avenger Skill Build Guide

MapleStory Resistance Demon AvengerDemon Avenger is one of MapleStory Resistance Warrior born with special abilities and traits. Similarly to Demon Slayer, Demon Avenger wields two weapons: a Blue Lightsaber sword (aka Desperado) and Force Shield. This shield does not increases Force as this job uses a different system, EXCEED SYSTEM which consumes HP (Health Points based by Max HP percentage) to activate skills. His damage is based by current HP. In short, this character only requires HP stats to perform better. If you use one of Exceed Skills frequently, it will become more powerful but tires your body faster due to Overload State. There are male and female version of this to choose from (no gender lock) with white wavy hair as their signature trait as opposed to Demon Slayer black hair.

The creation of Demon is back and it just got more interesting. Demon Avenger has arrived in MapleSEA. You can now choose to be a Demon Slayer or Demon Avenger upon completion of the Demon tutorial. Unlike Demon Slayer, Demon Avenger does not utilize Demon Force for his skills. Instead it uses its HP to execute his skills, bringing the gameplay to a whole new level. Do note that for existing Demon Slayer, players are unable to convert Demon Slayer to Demon Avenger.

Demon Avenger Overview

CLASS: Resistance
EQUIPMENT TYPE: Warrior
PRIMARY WEAPON: Desperado (unique 1-handed weapon)
SECONDARY WEAPON: Force Shield
PRIMARY STAT: Hit Points (HP)
LINK SKILL: Wild Rage – Damage +5/10/15%
MAPLE UNION EFFECT: Boss Damage +1/2/3/5/6%
BEST INNER ABILITY: Ignore Cooldown Chance 20%, Critical Rate +30%
JOB SKILLS: I: Demon AvengerII: Demon AvengerIII: Demon AvengerIV: Demon AvengerHyper SkillsV: Demon Avenger

Demon Avenger Pros and Cons

Pros

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  • Easiest job to play for new MapleStory players (newbies).
  • Highest HP (Health Points aka Hit Points) among all classes/jobs.
  • Low risk of dying except Exceed HP Consumption.
  • No HP MP Potions usage for regular training except for Boss Raids.
  • Save tons of meso with absence of potion consumption.
  • No MP (Mana aka Magic Points) usage, making this game fairly easy for new players.
  • Due to HP boosting Demon Avenger’s damage plus the additional HP given by the Star Force Conversion skill, Demon Avenger is possibly the easiest to fund end-game, in terms of equipment Potential (as HP/MP% potential lines are one of the easiest if not the easiest stat to gain from cubes, especially from Epic tier above).

Cons

  • *Share your cons on this job!*
  • Can’t use any warrior weapons except for Desperado.
  • Always have to maintain high HP to deal constant high damage.
  • Exceed system consumes HP very quickly if attention is not paid.

MapleStory Demon Avenger Video

Ayumilove Demon Avenger 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Job Skills Preview

Shared Skills

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

Demon Avenger Beginner Job Skill (GMS | MSEA)

Dark Winds
Allows you to use various jump skills using your wings.
Level 1: High Jump: Press up arrow key twice during a jump. (jump + ↑↑)
Level 1: Jag Jump: Press right or left arrow key twice during a jump. (jump + →→)
Level 1: Glide: Press jump key + Maintain Jump. (jump + jump)

Blood Pact | Blood Contract (Passive)
Set a blood pact to convert your HP to Attack Power. This pact lets you ignore Warrior and Demon Avenger equipment stat requirements.
Level 1: Stat Attack Power is based on Max HP. Amount of Stat Attack Power increased is low for HP added through Equipment items and skills than pure HP. Allows you to ignore Demon Avenger equipment stat requirements.

Demonic Blood
Demons are known for their naturally strong willpower and overwhelming ambition.
Level 1: Willpower: Level 20, Ambition: +20, Knock-back Resistance: 100%.

Exceed Exceed (Passive)
Exceed speeds up your attacks and makes you more powerful, but also strains your body and decreases the amount of HP you absorb through Life Sap. When you reach the skill’s final stage, the attacks will change. Your Overload increases if you use another Exceed skill.
Level 1: Life Sap-1% for every 20 Exceed Overload cap and 2 Overload stacks. Overload +1 when another Exceed skill is used while Exceed skill is in use.

High Efficiency Hyper Potion Mastery | High Efficiency (Passive)
Makes potions more effective.
Level 1: Potion Recovery Rate: +200%
Example: Consuming White Potion (100 HP) recovers 200 HP. (100 * 2 = 200)

Star Force Conversion Star Force Conversion (Passive)
Changes the star powers on your equipment. Increases Max HP based on the Star Force enhancement level on your equipped item, and the HP increase amount for each enhancement gets larger when the total of your equipped Star Force enhancements are higher.
Level 1: Max HP increases proportional to the Star Force on your equipped items

Wild Rage Wild Rage (Passive + Link Skill)
Your rage increases your damage output.
Level 1: Damage: +5%
Level 2: Damage: +10%
Level 3: Damage: +15%

Curse of Fury (Passive)
When attacking, has a chance to trigger Endless Fury. When activated, your HP regenerates, and eliminated enemies return a fixed amount of Fury.
Level 1: Endless Fury Chance: 1%. Recovers 5% HP when Endless Fury is activated. Absorbs Fury from eliminated enemies.

Demon Avenger Beginner Skill Build: Everything maxed.
Explanation: These are Demon Avenger innate abilities. No SP required.

Demon Avenger 1st Job Skills (GMS | MSEA)

Exceed - Double Slash Exceed: Double Slash (Active)
Slashes enemies in front two times. Exceed: Gradually increases attack speed and decreases HP. Range increased during final stage.
Level 1: HP Cost: 1%, Damage: 105%, Number of Attacks: 2, Max Enemies Hit: 8
Level 20: HP Cost: 1%, Damage: 200%, Number of Attacks: 2, Max Enemies Hit: 8

Release Overload Overload Release | Release Overload
(Active)

Recovers HP and increases final damage by dispelling the Overload debuff stacked up from using Exceed. If used when Overload is not maxed out, the ratio between the current Overload value and the max Overload value will change the HP recovery amount and final damage increase rate.
Level 1: Resets Overload to 0. Duration: 41 sec, Final damage: +5%, HP Restored: 24%
Level 20: Resets Overload to 0. Duration: 60 sec, Final damage: +15%, HP Restored: 100%

Absorb Life Life Sap | Absorb Life (Passive)
Drains your enemy’s life to restore your own.
Level 1: 10% chance to recover 1% HP on hit
Level 10: 100% chance to recover 5% HP on hit

Demonic Sharpness Demonic Veracity | Demonic Sharpness (Passive)
Permanently increases movement speed, max movement speed, Jump, and Critical Rate.
Level 1: Speed: +3, Max Speed: +6, Jump: +6, Critical Rate: +1%
Level 15: Speed: +45, Max Speed: +20, Jump: +20, Critical Rate: +20%

Demon Avenger 1st Job Skill Build (GMS): Everything maxed.
[NOTE] 5 SP provided at Level 10.
0. 1 SP automatically added into Double Slash, Release Overload, Life Sap.
1. Demonic Veracity (MAX)
2. Life Sap (MAX)
3. Overload Release (MAX)
4. Double Slash (MAX)

Demon Avenger 1st Job Skill Build (MSEA): Everything maxed.
[NOTE] 5 SP provided at Level 10.
0. 1 SP automatically added into Double Slash, Release Overload, Absorb Life.
1. Demonic Sharpness (MAX)
2. Absorb Life (MAX)
3. Release Overload (MAX)
4. Double Slash (MAX)

Explanation:
Demon Avenger’s primary attacking skill will be Double Slash. Double Slash is maxed last since most enemies can be killed within 1-2 hits at this stage. Max Demonic Sharpness first to increase movement speed and jumping height. You can always use Demon’s Wing to glide through the air to reach enemies quickly but for nearby enemies, preferably jump and attack with Double Slash. Next, max Absorb Life to maintain current HP as high as possible. The lower your HP goes, the lower your base damage is. Then, max Release Overload to replenish lost health instantly!

Demon Avenger 2nd Job Skills (GMS | MSEA)

Exceed Demon Strike Exceed – Demon Strike (Active)
Charges forward and slices through enemies. Exceed: Gradually increases damage and decreases HP. Range increased during final stage.
Level 1: HP Cost: 1%, Damage: 87%, Number of Attacks: 4, Max Enemies Hit: 10
Level 20: HP Cost: 1%, Damage: 125%, Number of Attacks: 4, Max Enemies Hit: 10

Bat Swarm Bat Swarm (Active)
Summons a cloud of infernal bats that follow you and attack enemies. You can change the bats’ flight direction by pressing the skill key again.
Level 1: HP Cost: 1% of Max HP, Damage: 143%, Number of Attacks: 40. The cloud expires once you finish attacking, move a certain distance, or their timer runs out. Press the skill key again to switch direction.
Level 20: HP Cost: 1% of Max HP, Damage: 200%, Number of Attacks: 40. The cloud expires once you finish attacking, move a certain distance, or their timer runs out. Press the skill key again to switch direction.
The summoned bats expire after attacking 40 times or 10 seconds past or travelling more than 1800 pixels or whichever limit reaches first. Change the summoned bat direction (left or right) by pressing the skill again. With practice, you can use it to constantly harass an enemy while performing your primary attacking skill.

Demon Booster Battle Pact | Demon Booster (Supportive)
Temporarily increases attack speed.
Level 1: HP Cost: 380, Duration: 36 sec, Attack Speed: +2
Level 10: HP Cost: 200, Duration: 180 sec, Attack Speed: +2

Abyssal Rage Abyssal Connection | Abyssal Rage (Passive)
Increases Attack Power.
Level 1: Weapon ATT: +2
Level 20: Weapon ATT: +40

Solid Will Unbreakable Steel | Solid Wall (Passive)
Greatly increases Defense through indomitable will.
Level 1: Permanently increases Defense by 10%.
Level 10: Permanently increases Defense by 100%.

Desperado Mastery Desperado Mastery (Passive)
Permanently increases Desperado Mastery.
Level 1: Desperado Mastery: +14%
Level 10: Desperado Mastery: +50%

Inner Strength Rage Within | Inner Strength (Passive)
Permanently increases Max HP and DEF.
Level 1: Permanently increases Max HP by 120% and Defense by 100%
Level 5: Permanently increases Max HP by 600% and Defense by 500%

Demon Avenger 2nd Job Skill Build (GMS): Everything maxed except Demon Strike.
1. Demon Strike, Bat Swarm (1)
2. Abyssal Connection (MAX)
3. Desperado Mastery (MAX)
4. Rage Within (MAX)
5. Unbreakable Steel (MAX)
6. Demon Strike (19/20)
7. Bat Swarm (MAX)
8. Battle Pact (MAX)

Demon Avenger 2nd Job Skill Build (MSEA): Everything maxed except Demon Strike.
1. Demon Strike, Bat Swarm (1)
2. Official Rage (MAX)
3. Desperado Mastery (MAX)
4. Inner Strength (MAX)
5. Solid Wall (MAX)
6. Demon Strike (19/20)
7. Bat Swarm (MAX)
8. Demon Booster (MAX)

Explanation:
Demon Avenger’s primary attack will be both Demon Strike and Bat Swarm. Therefore, add 1 SP (Skill Point) into both skills. When you are training in a map that has 2 platform/level, casts Bat Swarm on the first platform, and use Demon Strike to clear the second platform. Level 1 Bat Swarm easily one hit kills (OHKO) or 2HKO enemies enemies that are within your level range. Since Demon Strike isn’t required or dependent by 3rd Job Skill, you can channel 1 SP from Demon Strike into Bat Swarm. You can use Bat Swarm as a secondary attacking skill along with your primary offensive 3rd Job and 4th Job Skills. Also Bat Swarm is useful to clear 2 close by platforms where Demon Strike could not reach.

Before you start maxing your offensive skills, max Abyssal Rage first to boost your damage significantly to allow 1 hit kill with Demon Strike. Since Demon Strike deals multiple attacks per enemy, it offers some damage stability, therefore Desperado Mastery is the second on the list to be maxed. Next, max Inner Strength to boost your physical and magical defense followed by Solid Wall. This reduces damage received from enemy to 1. Don’t max Solid Wall before maxing Inner Strength since its percentage type. You will need high base defense for Solid Wall’s percentage defense boost to work its magic. Cap Demon Strike at Level 19 so you have 1 SP extra to max Bat Swarm. A more efficient method would be adding few SP into Demon Strike to get into OHKO sweet spot and then add the rest to Bat Swarm. Finally, max Desperado Booster last since it only affects the activation delay of Demon Slash and Bat Swarm at this point but will be useful for 3rd and 4th Job Skills.

Demon Avenger 3rd Job Skills (GMS | MSEA)

Exceed Moonlight Slash Exceed – Moonlight Slash | Exceed: Lunar Slash (Active)
Attacks enemy to the front and back. Exceed: Gradually increases attack speed and decreases HP. Range increased during final stage.
Level 1: HP Cost: 3%, Damage: 205%, Number of Attacks: 3, Max Enemies Hit: 10
Level 20: HP Cost: 3%, Damage: 300%, Number of Attacks: 3, Max Enemies Hit: 10

Pain Dampener Pain Dampener | Ides Exceed Pain (Passive)
Permanently decreases the Life Sap HP absorption penalty created by Exceed Overload. In addition, increases the Damage of the Exceed skill.
Level 1: Exceed Overload HP Absorption Penalty: -1%, Exceed Damage: +1%
Level 20: Exceed Overload HP Absorption Penalty: -2%, Exceed Damage: +20%

Shield Charge Shield Charge (Active)
Charge through enemies and knock them back with your shield. When the charge finishes, you unleash a powerful blast that knocks them back further, and has a chance to stun.
Level 1: HP Cost: 2% of Max HP, Enemies Hit: 12, Damage: 105%, Number of Attacks: 2. Enemies Hit After Charge: 12, Damage After Charge: 105%.
Level 20: HP Cost: 2% of Max HP, Enemies Hit: 12, Damage: 200%, Number of Attacks: 2. Enemies Hit After Charge: 12, Damage After Charge: 200%.

Refract Evil Ward Evil | Refract Evil (Supportive)
Blocks evil energy. All Elemental Resistance and Abnormal Status resistance increase, and the damage received is reduced.
Level 1: HP Cost: 520, Duration: 28 sec, Elemental Resistance: +12%, Status Ailment Resistance: +12%, Damage Intake: -1%
Level 20: HP Cost: 900, Duration: 180 sec, Elemental Resistance: +50%, Status Ailment Resistance: +50%, Damage Intake: -30%

Diabolic Recovery Diabolic Recovery (Supportive + Passive)
Rapidly recover HP for a short time. Also lets you recover HP over time.
Level 1: HP Cost: 520, Duration: 28 sec, Max HP: +6%, Interval: 23 sec, HP Restored at Interval: 1%
Level 20: HP Cost: 900, Duration: 180 sec, Max HP: +25%, Interval: 4 sec, HP Restored at Interval: 5%

Inhale Vitality Vitality Veil | Inhale Vitality (Active)
Hit enemies with the skill key pressed and your Desperado will absorb HP. Release the key to dish out an additional explosive attack.
Level 1: HP Cost: 100, Enemies Hit with Key Pressed: 12, Damage: 205%, HP Restored: 1%.
Explosion Damage: 620%. Cooldown: 31 sec
Level 20: HP Cost: 100, Enemies Hit with Key Pressed: 12, Damage: 300%, HP Restored: 10%.
Explosion Damage: 1000%. Cooldown: 12 sec

Advanced Absorb Life Advanced Life Sap | Advanced Absorb Life (Passive)
Required Skill: Life Sap (MAX)
Boosts Life Sap’s HP absorption abilities and the final damage increase obtained from Overload Release.
Level 1: Increases Life Sap’s absorption amount boosted to 6% of Max HP, Overload Release’s final damage increase amount boosted to 17%.
Level 5: Increases Life Sap’s absorption amount boosted to 10% of Max HP, Overload Release’s final damage increase amount boosted to 25%.

Demon Avenger 3rd Job Skill Build (GMS): Everything maxed except Shield Charge.
1. Lunar Slash, Shield Charge, Vitality Veil, Pain Dampener (1)
2. Diabolic Recovery (MAX)
3. Pain Dampener (11/20)
4. Advanced Life Sap (MAX)
5. Lunar Slash (MAX)
6. Pain Dampener (MAX)
7. Ward Evil (MAX)
8. Vitality Veil (MAX)
9. Shield Charge (19/20)

Demon Avenger 3rd Job Skill Build (MSEA): Everything maxed except Shield Charge.
1. Moonlight Slash, Shield Charge, Inhale Vitality, Ides Exceed Pain (1)
2. Diabolic Recovery (MAX)
3. Ides Exceed Pain (11/20)
4. Advanced Absorb Life (MAX)
5. Moonlight Slash (MAX)
6. Ides Exceed Pain (MAX)
7. Refract Evil (MAX)
8. Inhale Vitality (MAX)
9. Shield Charge (19/20)

Explanation:
Demon Avenger’s 3rd Job primary attacking skill will be Moonlight Slash. If you are fighting against enemies which could not be killed in 1-2 hits, cluster those enemies with Shield Charge and eliminate all of them in one-go with Moonlight Slash or Inhale Vitality. Level 1 Inhale Vitality is useful for this purpose by dealing high DPS (Damage Per Second) while siphoning health from enemies in exchange of high cooldown. Diabolic Recovery is maxed first to constantly replenish your health every few seconds while you drain enemy health with Absorb Life. This allows to you to maintain max damage without having your health diminish to 70% and below. Add 11 SP into Ides Exceed Pain to reduce the Overload Effect. Why 11 SP? The reduction effect stays the same from Level 1-10 and Level 11-20. Then pump up your damage by maxing Moonlight Slash followed by Advanced Absorb Life to minimize the HP Consumption from primary attacking skill.

Demon Avenger 4th Job Skills (GMS | MSEA)

Exceed Execution Exceed – Execution (Active)
Uses the true powers of the Demon to deal a powerful slash, ignoring a portion of enemy defense. Exceed: Attack speed gradually increases, along with HP cost. Attacks 2 more time at the final level.
Level 1: HP Cost: 4%, Damage: 308%, Number of Attacks: 4, Max Enemies Hit: 2, Enemy DEF Ignored: 1%
Level 30: HP Cost: 4%, Damage: 540%, Number of Attacks: 4, Max Enemies Hit: 2, Enemy DEF Ignored: 30%

Shield Chasing Nether Shield | Shield Chasing (Active)
Enchants your shield with a tracking spirit, which hits an enemy, then bounces to the next target. If there are no other enemies nearby, the shield will attack the first enemy it hit. Unaffected by damage reflection.
Level 1: HP Cost: 8% of Max HP, Shields: 2, Damage: 210%, Number of Attacks: 2, Attacks per Shield: 8. Cooldown: 6 sec. Passive Effect: Exceed: Lunar Slash Damage: +185% points.
Level 30: HP Cost: 8% of Max HP, Shields: 2, Damage: 500%, Number of Attacks: 2, Attacks per Shield: 8. Cooldown: 6 sec. Passive Effect: Exceed: Lunar Slash Damage: +330% points.

Armor Break Nether Slice | Armor Break (Supportive)
Attacks enemies and rips through armor. Any enemies hit will receive a debuff which temporarily reduces their armor.
Level 1: HP Cost: 420, Enemies Hit: 12, Damage: 205%, Number of Attacks: 4, Debuff Duration: 1 sec, Enemy DEF: -1%. Passive Effects: Demon Strike Damage: +126%p
Level 30: HP Cost: 1000, Enemies Hit: 12, Damage: 350%, Number of Attacks: 4, Debuff Duration: 30 sec, Enemy DEF: -30%. Passive Effects: Demon Strike Damage: +155%p

Bloody Imprison Blood Prison | Bloody Imprison (Active + Supportive)
Imprisons enemies around you, stunning them for a short time.
Level 1: HP Cost: 5000, Enemies Hit: 14, Damage: 510%, Stun Duration: 10 sec. Cooldown: 180 sec.
Level 30: HP Cost: 5000, Enemies Hit: 14, Damage: 800%, Stun Duration: 20 sec. Cooldown: 120 sec.

Overwhelming Power Overwhelming Power (Supportive)
Greatly increases damage and attack speed.
Level 1: Damage: +1%, Attack Speed: +1
Level 30: Damage: +30%, Attack Speed: +1

Defense Expertise Defense Expertise (Passive)
Permanently increases your defensive abilityes, allowing you to ignore a portion of the enemy’s defense. Increases the ATT of Shield Charge and Nether Shield. Doubles defense penetration for shield skills.
Level 1: Enemy DEF Ignored: 1%, Shield Charge and Nether Shield Damage: +20%. Shield Charge and Nether Shield ignore 2x DEF.
Level 30: Enemy DEF Ignored: 30%, Shield Charge and Nether Shield Damage: +20%. Shield Charge and Nether Shield ignore 2x DEF.

Advanced Desperado Mastery Advanced Desperado Mastery (Passive)
Required Skill: Desperado Mastery (MAX)
Permanently increases the Mastery, Attack Power, and Critical Damage of your Desperado.
Level 1: Desperado Mastery: +56%, Attack Power: +21, Critical Damage: +3%
Level 30: Desperado Mastery: +70%, Attack Power: +50, Critical Damage: +8%

Enhanced Exceed Infernal Exceed | Enhanced Exceed (Passive)
Permanently adds a chance for an additional attack after the Exceed attack.
Level 1: Chance for extra attack after Exceed: 14%, Damage: 144%, Bonus Number of Attacks: 2, Max Enemies Hit: 2
Level 15: Chance for extra attack after Exceed: 70%, Damage: 200%, Bonus Number of Attacks: 2, Max Enemies Hit: 2

Maple Warrior Maple Warrior (Supportive)
Increases the party members’ every stat by a certain percentage temporarily. Increases your HP permanently.
Level 1: HP Cost: 130, All Stats: +1%, MaxHP: +0%, Duration: 30 sec
Level 30: HP Cost: 1000, All Stats: +15%, MaxHP: +15%, Duration: 900 sec

Demon Avenger 4th Job Skill Build (GMS): Everything maxed.
1. Execution, Advanced Desperado Mastery, Nether Shield (1)
2. Nether Slice, Blood Prison, Overwhelming Power (1)
3. Infernal Exceed (1)
4. Execution (MAX)
5. Nether Slice (MAX)
6. Overwhelming Power (MAX)
7. Advanced Desperado Mastery (MAX)
8. Infernal Exceed (MAX)
9. Maple Warrior (MAX)
10. Blood Prison (MAX)
11. Nether Shield (MAX)
12. Defense Expertise (MAX)

Demon Avenger 4th Job Skill Build (MSEA): Everything maxed.
1. Execution, Advanced Desperado Mastery, Shield Chasing (1)
2. Armor Break, Bloody Imprison, Overwhelming Power (1)
3. Enhanced Exceed (1)
4. Execution (MAX)
5. Overwhelming Power (MAX)
6. Armor Break (MAX)
7. Advanced Desperado Mastery (MAX)
8. Enhanced Exceed (MAX)
9. Maple Warrior (MAX)
10. Bloody Imprison (MAX)
11. Shield Chasing (MAX)
12. Defense Expertise (MAX)

Demon Avenger Hyper Skills (GMS | MSEA)

Exceed - Reinforce Exceed – Reinforce
Required Level: 143
Level 1: Permanently increases Exceed Skill’s ATT by 20%.

Exceed – Reduce Overload Exceed – Reduce Overload
Required Level: 162
Level 1: Permanently reduces Max Exceed Overload by 2.

Exceed – Bonus Chance Exceed – Opportunity | Exceed – Bonus Chance
Required Level: 183 | Required Skill: Infernal Exceed (15)
Level 1: Permanently increases chance of additional Exceed Skill attacks by 10%.

Refract Evil – Reduce Damage Ward Evil – Harden | Refract Evil – Reduce Damage
Required Level: 149 | Required Skill: Refract Evil (1)
Level 1: Permanently decreases received damage rate by 10%.

Refract Evil – Immunity Enhance 1 Ward Evil – Immunity Enhance 1 | Refract Evil – Immunity Enhance 1
Required Level: 168 | Required Skill: Refract Evil (1)
Level 1: Permanently increases all Abnormal Status Resistance to all statuses rate by 10%.

Refract Evil – Immunity Enhance 2 Ward Evil – Immunity Enhance 2 | Refract Evil – Immunity Enhance 2
Required Level: 189 | Required Skill: Refract Evil (1)
Level 1: Permanently increases Elemental Resistance

Shield Chasing – Reinforce Nether Shield – Reinforce | Shield Chasing – Reinforce
Required Level: 155
Level 1: Permanently increases Shield Chasing’s ATT by 20%.

Shield Chasing – Extra Target Nether Shield – Spread | Shield Chasing – Extra Target
Required Level: 177
Level 1: Permanently increases attack count for each Shield chasing shield +2
Note: The correct effect is increase the attack count of Shield Chasing by 2. Shield Chasing original attack counts are 8 attack counts per shield, Extra Target increases the attack counts by 2, from 8 counts to 10 counts.

Shield Chasing – Add Range Nether Shield – Range | Shield Chasing – Add Range
Required Level: 195
Level 1: Permanently increases Range of Shield Chasing by 50.

Forbidden Contract Forbidden Contract
Required Level: 150
Temporarily increases damage. Skills will not consume HP while this is active.
Level 1: HP Cost: 5000 , Duration: 30 sec, Damage: +10%, Skill HP Consumption: 0, Cooldown: 75 sec.

Thousand Swords Thousand Swords
Required Level: 170
Summons a veil of darkness, then slashes through enemies at the speed of light. The speed stresses the body and increases Exceed Overload.
Level 1: Max HP Cost: 15%, Exceed Overload: 5, Damage: 500%, Number of Attacks: 8, Max Enemies Hit: 14. Cooldown: 8 sec.

Demonic Fortitude Demonic Fortitude
Required Level: 200
Calls upon demonic power to bolster your spirit.
Level 1: HP Cost: 100, Duration: 60 sec, Damage: +10%. Cooldown: 120 sec. Only applies to Demon, Resistance, and Xenon party members.

Demon Avenger Hyper Skill Build (GMS)
Lv.143 – Exceed – Reinforce (Passive)
Lv.162 – Exceed – Reduce Overload (Passive)
Lv.183 – Exceed – Opportunity (Passive)
Lv.155 – Nether Shield – Reinforce (Passive)
Lv.177 – Nether Shield – Spread (Passive)
Lv.150 – Forbidden Contract (Active)
Lv.170 – Thousand Swords (Active)
Lv.200 – Demonic Fortitude (Supportive)

Demon Avenger Hyper Skill Build (MSEA)
Lv.143 – Exceed – Reinforce (Passive)
Lv.162 – Exceed – Reduce Overload (Passive)
Lv.183 – Exceed – Bonus Chance (Passive)
Lv.155 – Shield Chasing – Reinforce (Passive)
Lv.177 – Shield Chasing – Extra Target (Passive)
Lv.150 – Forbidden Contract (Active)
Lv.170 – Thousand Swords (Active)
Lv.200 – Demonic Fortitude (Supportive)

Explanation:
Check this Hyper Stats Guide for more details!

Demon Avenger Mastery Books (GMS):
1. Advanced Desperado Mastery: 20, 30
2. Nether Slice: 20, 30
3. Blood Prison: 20, 30
4. Exceed – Execution: 20, 30
5. Nether Shield: 20, 30
6. Overwhelming Power: 20, 30
7. Maple Warrior: 20, 30

Demon Avenger Mastery Books (MSEA):
1. Advanced Desperado Mastery: 20, 30
2. Armor Break: 20, 30
3. Bloody Imprison: 20, 30
4. Exceed – Execution: 20, 30
5. Shield Chasing: 20, 30
6. Overwhelming Power: 20, 30
7. Maple Warrior: 20, 30

Demon Avenger 5th Job Skills

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

Demon Avenger Skill Cores

Demonic Frenzy | Demon Frenzy
Max Level: 25 (30 with Matrix Points)
Sacrifice your body to the flame to fuel your vengeance. Your demonic blood is unaffected by attack ignore and attack reflection.
Level 1: HP Cost: 20%, consumes 6000 HP per sec, Healing Restriction: items and skills can only heal 1% of Max HP, hit damage -30% (including the damage proportional to Max HP) Final Damage: +1% per 4% HP consumed, your demonic blood spills periodically to coat the ground for 5 sec and deal 308% damage on up to 10 enemies 2 times
When your HP falls below 1%, the HP loss and demonic blood will cease. Can be toggled. Cooldown: 149 sec.
Level 25: HP Cost: 20%, consumes 6000 HP per sec, Healing Restriction: items and skills can only heal 1% of Max HP, hit damage -30% (including the damage proportional to Max HP). Final Damage: +1% per 3% HP consumed, your demonic blood spills periodically to coat the ground for 5 sec and deal 500% damage on up to 10 enemies 2 times
When your HP falls below 1%, the HP loss and demonic blood will cease. Can be toggled. Cooldown: 125 sec.

Demonic Blast | Blood Feast
Max Level: 25 (30 with Matrix Points)
Sacrifice your own health to release an explosion of demonic energy. Can be used while Exceed is active. Charge the ability by holding down its key. Damage increases according to charge time. If you defeat an enemy or strike a boss with this ability, you will recover HP, ignoring Demonic Frenzy’s recovery reduction.
Level 1: Consumes 1% of Max HP to attack up to 8 enemies. Consumes an additional 3% of current HP per second while charging. Cooldown: 10 sec.
Lv. 1 (No Charge): Deals 520% damage 7 times, restores 5% of Max HP
Lv. 2 (3 sec Charge): Deals 676% damage 9 times, restores 12% of Max HP
Lv. 3 (4 sec Charge from Lv. 2): Deals 832% damage 12 times, restores 20% of Max HP, Critical Rate +100%, Ignore Def +100%
Level 25: Consumes 1% of Max HP to attack up to 8 enemies. Consumes an additional 3% of current HP per second while charging. Cooldown: 10 sec.
Lv. 1 (No Charge): Deals 1000% damage 7 times, restores 5% of Max HP
Lv. 2 (3 sec Charge): Deals 1300% damage 9 times, restores 12% of Max HP
Lv. 3 (4 sec Charge from Lv. 2): Deals 1600% damage 12 times, restores 20% of Max HP, Critical Rate +100%, Ignore Def +100%

Dimensional Sword
Max Level: 25 (30 with Matrix Points)
Amplify the Desperado’s power and call forth a brilliant sword of destruction.
Level 1: HP Cost: 20%, summons a magical sword for 40 sec every 3 sec. Max Enemies Hit: 8, Damage: 884%, Number of Attacks: 8. If the skill is used again while summoning, the magical sword will spin quickly and deal 312% damage to 8 enemies 6 times and then immediately disappear. Additional Monster DEF Ignored: 100%. Cooldown: 120 sec

Demon Avenger Enhancement Cores

Exceed: Double Slash Boost
Final Damage: +7% per level. Max Level: 50 (60 with Matrix Points)
Level 20: Max Targets: +1
Level 40: Monster DEF Ignored: +20%

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

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

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

Vitality Veil Boost
Final Damage: +3% per level. Max Level: 50 (60 with Matrix Points)
Level 20: Max Targets: +1
Level 40: Monster DEF Ignored: +20%

Shield Charge Boost
Final Damage: +3% per level. Max Level: 50 (60 with Matrix Points)
Level 20: Max Targets: +1
Level 40: Monster DEF Ignored: +20%

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

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

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

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

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

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

Demon Avenger V Matrix Skill Build

Trio #1: Execution / Nether Shield / Infernal Exceed
Trio #2: Lunar Slash / Thousand Swords / Blood Imprison
Note: Bolded = essential skill | Non-bolded = non-essential skill.

MapleStory Old to New Skill Names

Demon Avenger 1st Job Skills

  • Exceed: Double Cross → Exceed: Double Slash
  • Release Overload → (SAME)
  • Absorb Life → (SAME)
  • Demonic Sharpness → (SAME)

Demon Avenger 2nd Job Skills

  • Exceed: Demon Strike → (SAME)
  • Bat Swarm → (SAME)
  • Demon Booster → (SAME)
  • Abyssal Rage → Official Rage
  • Solid Will → Solid Wall
  • Desperado Mastery → (SAME)
  • Inner Strength → (SAME)

Demon Avenger 3rd Job Skills

  • Exceed: Moonlight Slash | (SAME)
  • Inhale Vitality → (SAME)
  • Shield Charge → (SAME)
  • Reflect Evil → Refract Evil
  • Diabolic Recovery → (SAME)
  • Ease Exceed Pain → Ides Exceed Pain
  • Advanced Absorb Life → (SAME)

Demon Avenger 4th Job Skills

  • Exceed: Execution → (SAME)
  • Shield Chasing → (SAME)
  • Armor Break → (SAME)
  • Bloody Imprison → (SAME)
  • Overwhelming Power → (SAME)
  • Defense Expertise → (SAME)
  • Advanced Desperado Mastery → (SAME)
  • Enhanced Exceed → (SAME)
  • Maple Warrior → (SAME)

Demon Avenger 5th Job Skills

  • Demon Frenzy → Demonic Frenzy | Demon Frenzy
  • Blood Feast → Demonic Blast | Blood Feast

Additional Information

Demon Avenger Storyline

The Demon’s story begins at the Temple of Time, approximately a hundred years ago. The Demon had served under the Black Mage for many years, and suddenly realizes he had became an absolute ruler and could no longer serve him. He encounters his henchman, Mastema, and demands her who she serves. After she admits her loyalty to the Demon, he tells her to deliver a letter to the Heroes. Despite the concern, she agrees. Earlier that day, there was a meeting between the Demon and the three other Black Wing commanders: Orchid, Von Leon and Arkarium. During the meeting, they mentioned that the Black Mage demanded everything destroyed. This alarms the Demon, as his family was located near Leafre, one of the burning sites. He quickly leaves to that destination. However, all he could find was a locket of his deceased mother and brother. Back in the current time, the vengeful Demon attacks Arkarium as he tries to enter the Black Mage’s throne, but to no avail. Arkarium summons a few Lykas, but are quickly defeated by the Demon . As Arkarium is about to make an all out attack on the Demon, the Black Mage opens up his doors, granting the Demon permission to enter. The Demon engages the Black Mage in a fierce fight. However, the Demon is no match for his master and ends up being sealed in a large egg. Fortunately, the Demon severely crushes the Black Mage’s defenses which would soon allow victory for the Heroes.

Demon Avenger Notes

  • The Demon Avenger is a new job within the Resistance Class. Though sporting many similarities to the Demon Slayer, the Demon Avenger uses a different weapon. Its source for attack is also different.
  • The Demon Avenger uses a new weapon called a Desperado as his main weapon, while the Force Shield becomes his secondary weapon.
  • As a HP based character, all his skills utilises his HP and his level of damage will also depend on his current HP.
  • The Demon Avenger also uses a new skill system called the Exceed Skill System. How this works is that when the Demon Avenger uses special Exceed skills, and the more he unleashes them consecutively, he will become faster and stronger. However, with this system, he will also recover less HP per attack and HP consumption will increase as well.

Demon Avenger Exceed System Notes

  1. The Exceed System consists of the following skills: Exceed Skills, Exceed Overload, Release Overload
  2. Whenever you use an Exceed Skill, you will gain a buff for that skill, increasing its stage. When you stop attacking, this buff lasts about 10 seconds before disappearing. As long as you keep attacking, this buff will continue to refresh.
  3. Using an Exceed Skill five times will increase its stage to its max of 5. The skill will have a purple effect now, and increased effectiveness of some sort. Using a different Exceed Skill will reset the buff for the current Exceed Skill. As a result, you can only spam one type of Exceed Skill at a time.
  4. Each time you use an Exceed Skill, your Exceed Overload debuff will increase by one stack up to a max of 20. The higher your Exceed Overload debuff, the less HP you will recover from Life Absorb.
  5. When you have 20 Overload, you can use Release Overload. This will reset your Exceed Overload debuff, but will also remove any Exceed Skill stage you have.
  6. Having Release Overload active is important as it increases your Max HP and thus your damage. It also recovers your HP to full at max level.

MapleStory Demon Avenger Damage Formula

  • Demon Avenger uses HP as its primary stat and Strength as its secondary stat.
  • No other stats affect its damage. Auto-assign AP (Ability Points) will put all your points into HP.
  • You gain 30 HP per AP.
  • You now gain 15 HP per level up and per AP added to HP.
  • Equips that provides HP via set equipment effect, scrolling, Star Force Enhancements, Potential lines of flat MaxHP are halved and rounded down to nearest whole number if odd.
  • Your damage will be affected by your max HP and remaining HP. It will be at its lowest at 70% HP, and highest at 100% HP.
  • Demon Avenger’s Mastery is 20% like all other melee classes.

Damage Formula V2 (2016~2017)

  • [4 * (PureHP / 14 + ItemHP / 17.5) + STR] * 1.3 * (WeaponAttack/100 * (1+%ATT)) * (1+%Damage) * (1+%Final Damage) = Max Range
  • PureHP is what you get from level up, adding AP(ability points) to HP and the HP from job advancements.
  • ItemHP is everything else, including HP gained from %MaxHP skills and potential
  • Theoretical: MaxHP – PureHP = ItemHP.

Damage Formula V1 (2014~2015)

The damage formula used when HP is below 100% but above 70%. If your current HP is lower than 70%, whatever HP you have at 70% is used instead.
The damage formula is approximately:
[MaxHP | 9 + STR] * 1.3 * WA | 100
This has been tested to be accurate to within 0.1% at reasonably high levels.
[CurrentHP | 9 + STR] * 1.3 * WA | 100

Demon Avenger Changelog

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391 thoughts on “MapleStory Demon Avenger Skill Build Guide

  1. Ayumilove Post author

    @all: Skills Update
    1. Hyper Potion Mastery: Potion Recovery Rate: (300% → 200%)
    2. Star Force Conversion: NEW → Max HP increases proportional to the Star Force on your equipped items.
    3. Blood Pact: NEW → Blood Contract (MSEA Skill Name)
    4. Bat Swarm: HP Cost: 1~2% → 1~1%
    5. Official Rage: UPDATE → Official Rage changed to Abyssal Rage (MSEA Skill Name)
    6. Solid Wall: Weapon DEF: 10~100%, Magic DEF: 10~100% → Defense: 10~100%
    7. Inner Strength: Max HP: +240~1200, Defense: +100~500 → Max HP: +120~600%, Defense: +100~500%
    8. Refract Evil: UPDATE → Reflect Evil changed to Refract Evil (MSEA Skill Name).
    9. Advanced Desperado Mastery: Minimum Critical Damage 3~15% → Critical Damage 1~8%
    10. Demonic Fortitude: Applies to any Resistance class in the party → Only applies to Demon, Resistance, and Xenon party members.
    11. Demonic Frenzy: HP Cost per sec: 4000 → 6000.
    12. Demonic Blast: Damage: 520-572-676% ~ 1000-1100-1300% → 520-676-832% ~ 1000-1300-1600%
    13. Shield Chasing – Extra Target: Permanently increases number of monsters hit by Shield Chasing by 2 → Permanently increases attack count for each Shield chasing shield +2