MapleStory Dual Blade Skill Build Guide

A Dual Blade abbreviation (DB) is a Maplestory job that is in the Thief Explorer/Adventurer class. Its main stat is LUK. This is a limited class meaning that it will only be available for creation once in a while or during events. As a part of the covert organization located in the Secret Garden hidden in Kerning City, the Dual Blades have their own agendas put them at odds with regular Explorer Thieves. Dual Blades move in a flash across battlefield while wielding two weapons: a dagger in one hand and a katara in the other. Their skills grant them high evasion, the ability to sneak past foes, mobility and the ability to link special combos.

Dual Blade Overview

CLASS: Explorer (Special)
EQUIPMENT TYPE: Thief
PRIMARY WEAPON: Dagger
SECONDARY WEAPON: Katara
PRIMARY STAT: Luck (LUK)
LINK SKILL: None
MAPLE UNION EFFECT: LUK +10/20/40/80/100
BEST INNER ABILITY: Chance to Bypass Cooldown +20%, Attack +30, Boss Damage +20%
JOB SKILLS: I: RogueII: Blade RecruitIII: Blade AcolyteIV: Blade SpecialistIV: Blade LordIV: Blade MasterHyper SkillsV: Dual Blade

Dual Blade Pros and Cons

Pros

  • *Share your pros on this job!*
  • Good Damage
  • Good Mobbing all the way across
  • Good at Bossing at high levels
  • Few nice buffs to increase your range
  • Fairly easy to level in general
  • Extremely high chance to avoid mob attacks!
  • Can be played with low funds
  • While other class secondary weapon is fixed at 30, 60, 100, you have a wide range of secondary weapon
  • Has the passive skill Thorns which grants dual blades 90% stance that other classes of thieves do not have.
  • Have both Final Cut and Asura which make Dual Blades temporary immune to 1 Hit KO skill such as Arkarium.

Cons

  • *Share your cons on this job!*
  • Fairly low HP (Because he’s a thief)
  • Consume MP pots fast
  • Need to buy skill books even before 4th job
  • No free emblem from NPC when you job advance
  • No free chair
  • No binding skill when you need for boss fight
  • Lesser EQ/USE/ETC slots compare to others
  • Your min/max damage range is dependent of both dagger and katara

MapleStory Dual Blade Video

Ayumilove MapleStory Dual Blade 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th Job Skills & Hyper Skills (2016)

Shared Skills

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

Dual Blade Beginner Skills

MapleStory Return Return (Active)
Returns you to the Secret Garden.
Level 1: Returns you to Kerning City Back Alley when used. Cooldown: 600 sec

Dual Blade 1st Job Skills – Rogue (Level 10)

MapleStory Dark Sight Dark Sight (Supportive)
[NOTE] Max Dark Sight required to unlock 4th Job Skill Advanced Dark Sight.
Allows you to hide in the shadows for a short time. While Dark Sight is activated you cannot hit or be hit by enemies, but you can use the Flash Jump skill. The cooldown when Dark Sight is deactivated is affected by damage dodged in proportion to your to Max HP. Press the skill key again to deactivate Dark Sight.
Level 1: MP Cost: 23, hides in the shadows for 20 seconds. When Dark Sight is deactivated, cooldown increased per attack dodged: 3 seconds. Stacks up to 5 times.
Level 10: MP Cost: 5, hides in the shadows for 200 seconds. When Dark Sight is deactivated, cooldown increased per attack dodged: 3 seconds. Stacks up to 5 times.

MapleStory Flash Jump Flash Jump (Active)
Use while in the middle of a jump to jump even further. The jumping distance increases as the skill level increases.
Level 1: MP Cost: 28, jumps further, able to use 2 times consecutively.
Level 3: MP Cost: 20, jumps further, able to use 2 times consecutively.
Level 5: MP Cost: 12, jumps further, able to use 2 times consecutively.

MapleStory Side Step Side Step (Passive)
Permanently increases Avoidability.
Level 1: Base Avoidability +6%
Level 10: Base Avoidability +15%

MapleStory Bandit Slash Bandit Slash (Active)
Lashes out at a group of enemies with crossing blades.
Level 1: MP Cost: 10, Damage: 186%, Max Enemies Hit: 3
Level 10: MP Cost: 13, Damage: 330%, Max Enemies Hit: 3

Dual Blade 1st Job Skill Build: Everything maxed.
1. Bandit Slash (1)
2. Flash Jump (MAX)
3. Bandit Slash (MAX)
4. Side Step (MAX)
5. Dark Sight (MAX)

Explanation:
Bandit Slash will be your primary attacking skill, add 1 SP into the skill to unlock it. First, max Flash Jump to speed up travel within towns and training grounds. Second, max Bandit Slash to improve your primary skill damage. Third, max Side Step for additional boost in your Avoidability Stats. More avoid means less damage absorbed, and that cuts down on HP potion consumption. Finally, max Dark Sight. It does not have much use for now except for avoiding being bump into monsters while on route to a particular destination.

Dual Blade 1st Job+ Skills – Blade Recruit (Level 20)

MapleStory Katara Mastery Katara Mastery (Passive)
Increases Dagger and Katara Mastery.
Level 1: Dagger and Katara Mastery: +14%
Level 10: Dagger and Katara Mastery: +50%

MapleStory Self Haste Self Haste (Supportive)
Temporarily increases Movement Speed and Jump. Increases maximum Movement Speed permanently.
Level 1: MP Cost: 8, Duration: 20 sec, Speed: +4, Jump: +5. Passive Effects – Max Movement Speed: +2.
Level 10: MP Cost: 16, Duration: 200 sec, Speed: +40, Jump: +23. Passive Effects – Max Movement Speed: +20.

MapleStory Tornado Spin Tornado Spin (Active)
Quickly dashes forward to spin attack multiple enemies in your way. Can be linked to Blade Ascension.
Level 1: MP Cost: 24, Damage: 310%, Max Enemies Hit: 3
Level 15: MP Cost: 36, Damage: 380%, Max Enemies Hit: 6

Dual Blade 1st Job+ Skill Build: Everything maxed.
1. Tornado Spin (1)
2. Katara Mastery (MAX)
3. Self Haste (MAX)
4. Tornado Spin (MAX)

Explanation:
Once you reach Level 20, add 1 SP (Skill Point) into Tornado Spin to replace Bandit Slash as the primary attacking skill. First, max Katara Mastery to reduce the damage gap between your base min and base max damage. This will allow you to deal damage closer to your max damage, thus improving damage for all skills. Next, max Self Haste to increase jump and move speed. Finally, max Tornado Spin to improve its damage on the skill.

Dual Blade 2nd Job Skills – Blade Acolyte (Level 30)

MapleStory Fatal Blow Fatal Blow (Active)
Deals very quick consecutive attacks to a monster.
Level 1: MP Cost: 21, Number of Attacks: 7, Damage: 90%
Level 10: MP Cost: 30, Number of Attacks: 7, Damage: 108%

MapleStory Slash Storm Slash Storm (Active)
Required Mastery Book: Slash Storm 20 required to unlock Level 6.
[NOTE] Slash Storm (MAX) required to unlock 3rd Job Skill Bloody Storm.
Moves forward to attack multiple enemies.
Level 1: MP Cost: 12, Damage: 152%, Number of Attacks: 3, Max Enemies Hit: 3
Level 20: MP Cost: 24, Damage: 190%, Number of Attacks: 3, Max Enemies Hit: 6

MapleStory Channel Karma Channel Karma (Supportive)
Increases your Attack Power.
Level 1: Weapon ATT: +1
Level 20: Weapon ATT: +30

MapleStory Katara Booster Katara Booster (Supportive)
Required Skill: Katara Mastery (5)
Increases attack speed for a short time. Must have a Katara equipped.
Level 1: MP Cost: 30, Duration: 20 sec
Level 10: MP Cost: 12, Duration: 200 sec

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

Dual Blade 2nd Job Skill Build: Everything maxed.
1. Slash Storm (1)
2. Katara Booster (3)
3. Channel Karma (MAX)
4. Physical training (MAX)
5. Katara Booster (MAX)
6. Slash Storm (MAX)
7. Fatal Blow (MAX)

Dual Blade 2nd Job+ Skills – Blade Specialist (Level 45)

MapleStory Flying Assaulter Flying Assaulter (Active)
Requires Mastery Book: Flying Assaulter 20 to unlock Level 6.
Fly down through the sky to slash nearby enemies with a chance to stun. Lv. 10 effect: Links to Lv. 15 Tornado Spin and Lv. 10 Bloody Storm.
Level 1: MP Cost: 24, Damage: 127%, Number of Attacks: 4, Max Monsters Hit: 4, Stun Chance: 10%, Stun Duration: 4 sec
Level 20: MP Cost: 44, Damage: 165%, Number of Attacks: 4, Max Monsters Hit: 8, Stun Chance: 20%, Stun Duration: 6 sec

MapleStory Upper Stab Upper Stab (Active)
Launches multiple enemies into the air. You can deal additional damage by attacking the enemies in the air.
Level 1: MP Cost: 30, Damage: 210%, Max Enemies Hit: 4, Bonus Damage (to airborne enemies): 44%
Level 10: MP Cost: 45, Damage: 300%, Max Enemies Hit: 8, Bonus Damage (to airborne enemies): 80%

MapleStory Flashbang Flashbang (Active)
Throws a flashbang to temporarily blind multiple monsters, with a chance to decrease Accuracy and deal extra damage. Also works on boss monsters for half the duration.
Level 1: MP Cost: 45, Max Enemies Hit: 6, Damage: 170%, 50% chance for Accuracy decrease: -4% duration: 10 sec, all skills deal 10% extra damage to select enemies. Cooldown: 60 sec.
Level 5: MP Cost: 65, Max Enemies Hit: 6, Damage: 250%, 90% chance for Accuracy decrease: -20% duration: 50 sec, all skills deal 10% extra damage to select enemies. Cooldown: 60 sec.

MapleStory Venom Venom (Passive)
Permanently coats your dagger with venom, giving all your attacks the chance to Poison enemies. The Poison is not stackable, and the enemy’s HP cannot drop below 1.
Level 1: Poison Chance: 11%, 52% damage every 1 sec for 3 sec
Level 20: Poison Chance: 30%, 90% damage every 1 sec for 6 sec

Dual Blade 2nd Job+ Skill Build: Everything maxed.
1. Flying Assaulter (MAX)
2. Venom (MAX)
3. Flash Bang (MAX)
4. Upper Stab (MAX)

Explanation:
In 2nd Job+ Training, you will be primarily using Flying Assaulter + Tornado Spin + Slash Storm Combo preferably for 1-2 hit fast kills. Therefore, max Flying Assaulter first. Flash Bang and Upper Stab isn’t useful for training purposes unless you are targeting slow or stationary monster especially bosses. Other than that, I recommend them maxed last. Venom can be maxed after Flying Assaulter to reduce enemy health a little for a good 2-hit kills. If you are 1 hitting monsters, Venom does not apply its effect here.

Dual Blade 3rd Job Skills – Blade Lord (Level 60)

MapleStory Bloody Storm Bloody Storm (Active)
Required Skill: Slash Storm (MAX)
Attacks multiple enemies swiftly with elaborate movements. Provides passive damage increases for Tornado Spin and Flying Assaulter. Links to Tornado Spin and Flying Assaulter.
Level 1: MP Cost: 35, Damage: 227%, Max Enemies Hit: 6, Number of Attacks: 3 [Passive Effect: Increases damage of Tornado Spin and Flying Assaulter by 11%]
Level 20: MP Cost: 50, Damage: 265%, Max Enemies Hit: 8, Number of Attacks: 3 [Passive Effect: Increases damage of Tornado Spin and Flying Assaulter by 20%]

Blade Ascension
The Secret Garden Ascension’s secret technique. Rise up into the sky and slash enemies ahead of you. Links to Flying Assaulter.
Level 1: Lifts you into the air. MP Cost: 22, Damage: 118% Max Enemies Hit: 6, Number of Attacks: 3
Level 20: Lifts you into the air. MP Cost: 41, Damage: 175% Max Enemies Hit: 6, Number of Attacks: 3

MapleStory Chains of Hell Chains of Hell (Active)
Chains of Hell pulls an enemy close and deals consecutive Critical strikes with a chance to stun. You will be invincible during and for 3 seconds after the attack, and this skill can be used while other skills are being used. Stationary monsters must be in range.
Level 1: MP Cost: 50, Damage: 112%, Number of Attacks: 7, Stun Chance: 1%, Stun Duration: 1 sec, Additional Critical Rate: 100%. Cooldown: 64 sec.
Level 20: MP Cost: 75, Damage: 150%, Number of Attacks: 7, Stun Chance: 10%, Stun Duration: 4 sec, Additional Critical Rate: 100%. Cooldown: 45 sec.

MapleStory Mirror Image Mirror Image (Supportive)
Required Mastery Book: Mirror Image 20 to unlock Level 11-20.
Summons a doppelganger that looks just like you to assist in attacks for a short time. Your doppelganger cannot use certain skills.
Level 1: MP Cost: 40, summons a shadow that makes an additional hit that is 13% of the final damage for all attacks for 80 sec.
Level 20: MP Cost: 67, summons a shadow that makes an additional hit that is 70% of the final damage for all attacks for 200 sec.

Advanced Dark Sight (Passive)
Required Skill: Dark Sight (MAX)
Learning Stealth allows you to attack and use skills in Dark Sight, with a chance of not ending Dark Sight. There is a chance to automatically trigger Dark Sight on attack, and attacking from Dark Sight will increase damage. If you dodge an attack that deals damage proportional to Max HP using the Dark Sight that activates when you are hit, the cooldown does not apply.
Level 1: Maintain Dark Sight Chance: 17%. Dark Sight Trigger Chance: 4%, Dark Sight Damage Bonus: 4%
Level 5: Maintain Dark Sight Chance: 49%. Dark Sight Trigger Chance: 20%, Dark Sight Damage Bonus: 20%

MapleStory Life Drain Life Drain (Passive)
Grants a chance to recover HP when attacking.
Level 1: 2% chance to recover 20% of Max HP when attacking.
Level 5: 10% chance to recover 20% of Max HP when attacking.

Enveloping Darkness (Passive)
Cover yourself with darkness, increasing Max HP, Abnormal Status Resistance, and Elemental Resistance are permanently.
Level 1: MaxHP: +2%, Abnormal Status Resistance: +6%, Elemental Resistance: +6%
Level 10: MaxHP: +20%, Abnormal Status Resistance: +30%, Elemental Resistance: +30%

MapleStory Shadow Meld Shadow Meld (Passive)
Required Mastery Book: Shadow Meld 20 to unlock Level 11.
Increases your chance to dodge incoming attacks. A successful dodge will also put you into a 7 second frenzy, where your attack power increases and every hit becomes a Critical.
Level 1: Dodge Chance: 11%, Upon successful dodge, ATT +5 and all attacks performed afterwards will be Critical Hits for 7 sec. Cooldown upon successful dodge: 5 Sec.
Level 20: Dodge Chance: 30%, Upon successful dodge, ATT +15 and all attacks performed afterwards will be Critical Hits for 7 sec. Cooldown upon successful dodge: 5 Sec.

Dual Blade 3rd Job Skill Build: Everything maxed.
1. Blade Ascension, Bloody Storm, Chains of Hell (1)
2. Shadow Meld (1)
3. Life Drain (MAX)
4. Mirror Image (MAX)
5. Blade Ascension (MAX)
6. Advanced Dark Sight (MAX)
7. Bloody Storm (MAX)
8. Shadow Meld (MAX)
9. Enveloping Darkness (MAX)
10. Chains of Hell (MAX)

Explanation:
Dual Blade receives a new skill called Blade Ascension which allows you to attack enemies while jumping upwards, and allows you to combo with Flying Assaulter, followed by Bloody Storm should you wish to escape from dangerous enemies or to perform the finishing kill. Max Life Drain early to reduce HP Potion consumption. Now boost your overall skill damage with Mirror Image, followed by maximizing Blade Ascension full potential. Around this level, monsters are becoming a little more difficult to handle. Therefore, max Bloody Storm to deal heavy damage on high health monsters. Further improve your overall damage with Shadow Meld and Enveloping Darkness. Chains of Hell is maxed last if you have no intention to raid boss at this level.

Dual Blade 4th Job Skills – Blade Master (Level 100)

Blade Fury (Active)
Requires Mastery Book: Unlocks Level 11 and above.
The secret technique of Secret Garden’s tornado. Spin furiously with the two blades in your hands to damage nearby enemies. A portion of an enemy’s defense will be ignored.
Level 1: MP Cost: 40, Damage: 192%, Max Enemies Hit: 5, Number of Attacks: 4, Enemy DEF Ignored: 6%
Level 30: MP Cost: 65, Damage: 250%, Max Enemies Hit: 8, Number of Attacks: 4, Enemy DEF Ignored: 20%

MapleStory Phantom Blow Phantom Blow (Active)
Requires Mastery Book: Unlocks Level 11 and above.
The secret technique of raging Secret Garden. Deals a flurry of piercing attacks against one enemy. A portion of an enemy’s defense will be ignored.
Level 1: MP Cost: 30, Number of Attacks: 6, Damage: 228%, Enemy DEF Ignored: 1%
Level 30: MP Cost: 42, Number of Attacks: 6, Damage: 315%, Enemy DEF Ignored: 30%

MapleStory Final Cut Final Cut (Active)
Requires Mastery Book: Unlocks Level 11 and above.
Sacrifices a significant amount of HP to deal powerful damage to multiple enemies. Has a small chance of causing instant death, and some skills will gain a damage bonus for a while.
Level 1: MP Cost: 150, HP Cost, 30%, Damage: 1420%, Max Enemies Hit: 8, Final Damage: +11%, Duration: 15 sec, 3 sec invincibility after usage, Cooldown: 148 sec
Level 30: MP Cost: 400, HP Cost: 10%, Damage: 2000%, Max Enemies Hit: 8, Final Damage: +40%, Duration: 60 sec, 3 sec invincibility after usage, Cooldown: 90 sec

MapleStory Sudden Raid Sudden Raid (Active)
Requires Mastery Book: Unlocks Level 11 and above.
Calls in a horde of friends to set the stage on fire.
Level 1: MP Cost: 290, Damage: 715%, Max Enemies Hit: 15, Number of Attacks: 3, Damage Over Time: 94% damage every 1 sec for 5 sec. Final Cut’s Remaining Cooldown: -20%. Cooldown: 60 sec.
Level 30: MP Cost: 290, Damage: 1150%, Max Enemies Hit: 15, Number of Attacks: 3, Damage Over Time: 210% damage every 1 sec for 10 sec. Final Cut’s Remaining Cooldown: -20%. Cooldown: 30 sec.

MapleStory Maple Warrior Maple Warrior (Supportive)
Requires Mastery Book: Unlocks Level 11 and above.
Increases the stats of all party members.
Level 1: MP Cost: 10, All Stats: +1%, Duration: 30 sec
Level 30: MP Cost: 70, All Stats: +15%, Duration: 900 sec

MapleStory Hero's Will Hero’s Will (Active)
By focusing your mind, you can ignore some abnormal status effects. However, this will not work on all abnormal status effects.
Level 1: MP Cost: 30, Cooldown: 600 sec
Level 5: MP Cost: 30, Cooldown: 360 sec

MapleStory Mirrored Target Mirrored Target (Supportive)
Required Skill: Mirror Image (MAX)
Requires Mastery Book: Unlocks Level 11 and above.
Turns your Mirror Image into a dummy that draws enemy attacks and absorbs damage. Shadow Meld will activate when the dummy is attacked. This skill can only be used when Mirror Image is active. Permanently increases Blade Master’s DEF and Avoidability.
Level 1: Active Effects – MP Cost: 60, Dummy HP: 1600, Dummy Duration: 15 sec, Shadow Meld activated when dummy is attacked. Passive Effects – Avoidability: 10%, DEF: +2%
Level 30: Active Effects – MP Cost: 135, Dummy HP: 19000, Dummy Duration: 90 sec, Shadow Meld activated when dummy is attacked. Passive Effects – Avoidability: 25%, DEF: +60%.

MapleStory Thorns Thorns (Passive)
Temporarily increases weapon attack and allows to resist knockback.
Level 1: Attack Power +11, Knockback Resistance: +33%
Level 20: Attack Power +30, Knockback Resistance: +90%

MapleStory Sharpness Sharpness (Passive)
Increases your Critical Rate and Critical Damage.
Level 1: Critical Rate: +7%, Critical Damage: +4%
Level 10: Critical Rate: +25%, Critical Damage: +13%

MapleStory Toxic Venom Toxic Venom (Passive)
Required Skill: Venom (MAX)
Increases Venom’s poison chance and permanently increases poison damage.
Level 1: Poison Chance: 32%, 115% damage every 1 sec for 5 sec, Can be stacked 2 times
Level 10: Poison Chance: 50%, 160% damage every 1 sec for 8 sec, Can be stacked 3 times

Katara Expert | Dual Wield Expert (Passive)
Required Skill: Katara Mastery (MAX)
Requires Mastery Book: Unlocks Level 11 and above.
Increases weapon mastery, Weapon ATT, Accuracy, and Avoidability of daggers and kataras.
Level 1: Dagger and Katara Mastery: +56%, Attack Power: +1, Final Damage: +5%
Level 30: Dagger and Katara Mastery: +70%, Attack Power: +30, Final Damage: +20%

Dual Blade 4th Job Skill Build: Everything maxed.
1. Blade Fury, Sharpness, Katara Expert (1)
2. Final Cut, Sudden Raid, Mirrored Target (1)
3. Thorns (10)
4. Blade Fury (MAX)
5. Toxic Venom (MAX)
6. Sharpness (MAX)
7. Katara Expert (MAX)
8. Thorns (MAX)
9. Final Cut (MAX)
10. Mirrored Target (MAX)
11. Phantom Blow (MAX)
12. Maple Warrior (MAX)
13. Sudden Raid (MAX)
14. Hero’s Will (MAX)

Explanation:
Congratulations on reaching 4th Job Advancement! Dual Blade 4th Job Primary attacking skill will be mostly Blade Fury for training and Phantom Blow for boss raiding. Add 1 SP (Skill Point) into Blade Fury, Sharpness and Katara Mastery for their initial stat boost benefits. Get at least Level 10 Thorns as this will help in providing some anti-knockback while being crowded in mobs of monsters. Now, max Blade Fury to unlock more monster targets. Proceed with maxing Toxic Venom to provide additional overtime damage, great against high health monsters. Next, increase your critical rate and damage with Sharpness, followed by improving minimum damage with Katara Expert. I would recommend maxing Thorns after Katara Expert to provide full-proof anti-knockback, very useful when you do not want to lose your position at platform while bossing/training. You can max either Maple Warrior or Final Cut whichever suits you to improve your overall damage. If you plan to boss early, you can max Phantom Blow first before Mirrored Target. Sudden Raid and Hero’s Will is maxed last as they are not used often due to their cooldown limitation.

Dual Blade Hyper Skills

Bloody Storm – Reinforce
Required Level: 143
Damage: +20%

Bloody Storm – Spread
Required Level: 162
Monsters Hit: +2

Bloody Storm – Extra Strike
Required Level: 183
Number of Attacks: +1

Phantom Blow – Reinforce
Required Level: 149
Damage: +20%

Phantom Blow – Guardbreak | Phantom Blow – Ignore Guard
Required Level: 168
20% additional DEF ignored

Phantom Blow – Extra Strike | Phantom Blow –
Bonus Attack

Required Level: 189
Number of Attacks: +1

Blade Fury – Reinforce
Required Level: 155
Damage: +20%

Blade Fury – Guardbreak | Blade Fury – Ignore Guard
Required Level: 177
DEF Ignored: +20%

Blade Fury – Spread | Blade Fury – Extra Target
Required Level: 195
Monsters Hit: +2

Blade Clone | Hidden Blade
Required Level: 150
Summons a dagger from the Secret Garden to deal powerful bonus damage with all your attacks. Also increases damage.
Level 1: MP Cost: 200, Duration: 60 sec, Extra Attack Chance: 100%, Bonus Damage: 140%. Damage: +10%. Cooldown: 90 sec

Asura’s Anger | Asura
Required Level: 170
Creates a vortex of wind blades, damaging nearby enemies. Unaffected by attack reflection.
Level 1: MP Cost: 300, Duration: 10 sec, DEF Ignored: 100%, Enemies Hit: 10, Damage: 380%, Number of Attacks: 4, Can move while using the skill. Cooldown: 60 sec

Epic Adventure
Required Level: 200
Call upon the bravery deep within to increase damage output.
MP Cost: 100, Duration: 60 sec, Damage: +10%. Cooldown: 120 sec. Applies to any Explorer class within the party.

Dual Blade Hyper Skill Build:
1. Blade Fury – Reinforce (MAX)
2. Blade Fury – Guardbreak (MAX)
3. Phantom Blow – Reinforce (MAX)
4. Phantom Blow – Guardbreak (MAX)
5. Phantom Blow – Extra Strike (MAX)
6. Blade Clone (MAX)
7. Asura’s Anger (MAX)
8. Epic Adventure (MAX)

Explanation:
Check this Hyper Stats Guide for more details!

Dual Blade 5th Job Skills

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

Dual Blade Skill Cores

Blade Storm
Cut down enemies in front of you with the speed of a storm. You can move while attacking.
Level 1: Consumes 20 MP to attack up to 10 enemies at 520% Damage 8 times. Deals 360% damage on 10 enemies in front with 5 attacks in a row up to 10 sec. Ignores +100% Monster DEF. Cooldown: 90 sec.
Level 25: Consumes 20 MP to attack up to 10 enemies at 1000% Damage 8 times. Deals 600% damage on 10 enemies in front with 5 attacks in a row up to 10 sec. Ignores +100% Monster DEF. Cooldown: 90 sec.

Karmic Fury
Summons the God of Karma to attack nearby enemies.
Level 1: Consumes 500 MP, attacks up to 12 enemies for 624% damage 7 times. Cooldown: 10 sec
Level 25: Consumes 500 MP, attacks up to 12 enemies for 1200% damage 7 times. Cooldown: 10 sec

Blade Tornado
Spin as fast as a tornado and create a black typhoon that shoots forward to damage your enemies. The typhoon is unaffected by attack reflection.
Level 1: MP Cost: 750, Max Enemies Hit: 10, Damage: 624%, Number of Attacks: 7. At intervals, Typhoon deals Damage: 312%, Max Enemies Hit: 10, Number of Attacks: 6. For Spinning Attack and Typhoon, Additional Monster DEF Ignored: +100%. Cooldown: 15 sec
Level 25: MP Cost: 750, Max Enemies Hit: 10, Damage: 1200%, Number of Attacks: 7. At intervals, Typhoon deals Damage: 600%, Max Enemies Hit: 10, Number of Attacks: 6. For Spinning Attack and Typhoon, Additional Monster DEF Ignored: +100%. Cooldown: 15 sec

Dual Blade Enhancement Cores

  • Sharp Slash (4% per level)
  • Tornado Spin (4% per level)
  • Fatal Blow (4% per level)
  • Slash Storm (4% per level)
  • Flash Bang (3% per level)
  • Upper Stab (3% per level)
  • Flying Assaulter (3% per level)
  • Bloody Storm (3% per level)
  • Chains of Hell (3% per level)
  • Final Cut (2% per level)
  • Blade Fury (2% per level)
  • Phantom Blow (2% per level)
  • Sudden Raid (2% per level)
  • Asura (2% per level)
  • Hidden Blade (2% per level)

Dual Blade V-Matrix Skills Guide

Main V Skill: Blade Tempest
Trio #1: Phantom Blow / Blade Fury / Asura’s Anger
Trio #2: Sudden Raid / Blade Clone / Blade Ascension
Note: Bolded = essential skill | Non-bolded = non-essential skill.

MapleStory Old to New Skill Names

Dual Blade Hyper Skills

  • Bloody Storm – Reinforce → SAME
  • Bloody Storm – Extra Target → Bloody Storm – Spread
  • Bloody Storm – Bonus Attack → Bloody Storm – Extra Strike
  • Phantom Blow – Reinforce → SAME
  • Phantom Blow – Ignore Guard → Phantom Blow – Guardbreak
  • Phantom Blow – Bonus Attack → Phantom Blow – Extra Strike
  • Sudden Raid – Reinforce → SAME
  • Sudden Raid – DoT Reinforce → Sudden Raid – Cripple
  • Sudden Raid – Cooltime Reduce → Sudden Raid – Cooldown Cutter
  • Hidden Blade → Blade Clone
  • Asura → Asura’s Anger
  • Epic Adventure → SAME

Dual Blade 5th Job Skills

  • Blade Storm → Blade Tempest | Blade Storm
  • Karma Fury → Karmic Fury
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Additional Information

Dual Blade Storyline

Dual Blader, The Instrument of Revenge! A grave misunderstanding which has put out the flames of love, Lady Syl seeks revenge against the Dark Lord for a crime he did not commit. Now, as her plans are coming to fruition, together with her force of Dual Bladers, the final confrontation against the Dark Lord is near! The title Dark Lord is known by many, yet only whispered by few, for just the words alone invokes a dark and terrifying image… But, unknown to many, the Dark Lord isn’t one of evil nature, but rather, like many other heroes in Maple, his purpose in life is to stop the ever present evil that threatens the very existence of the world. Sadly, The path of a Dark Lord is a lonely one. Always observing Maple from his dark abode, the Dark Lord keeps an eye on evil, waiting for the right moment to strike before disappearing once against into the shadows.

Former Dark Lord: The Former Dark Lord was a great man, and like all Dark Lords before him, he had always placed the world of Maple before himself. During his time as a Dark Lord, he had groomed two promising students to one day succeed him, a young man called Jin and his very own daughter Lady Syl. Jin and Lady Syl were both excellent students, not only in skill, but in heart as well. The Dark Lord was happy to have them as students, and cherished them dearly. As they trained and worked together, a romance formed between them, and it grew as they continued to work together. One fateful day, an urgent notice came from Tristan, a good friend of the Dark Lord. The extremely dangerous and evil Balrog has been resurrected, and has started to destroy Victoria Island. Knowing that time is of the essence, he headed off to Victoria Island immediately after receiving the notice, strictly forbidding his loved students from following him. Upon reaching Sleepywood in Victoria Island, he could not find his friend Tristan. Not one to wasting time, he left to track down Balrog immediately. Eventually he found and confronted Balrog alone.

The fight was one to be seen, as two equally powerful opponents confronted each other in mortal combat. Balrog was a dangerous opponent, his physical prowess rivaled by few, and has the forces of evil to back him up. As the fight continued, the Dark Lord started to grow weary, and with just a split-second lapse in concentration, the Balrog’s evil slipped pass his defences and wrecked his soul, destroying it and transforming his body into a monster.

The Dark Lord, now an empty shell of what he once was, has been transformed into a monster which he has dedicated his life to destroying! Unknown to the Dark Lord however, Jin had disobeyed his orders and was secretly following him, and had seen everything. He confronted the Dark Lord, the one figure in his life which is almost like a father to him, trying to reason to the now mindless monster to remember what it once was. Alas, all his attempts were in vain, and knowing what he had to do, he reluctantly attacked the monster that still had the face of his beloved mentor, and defeated it.

Her Heart Grows Cold… Carrying the body back with him with tears streaming down his eyes, he buried his Master’s corpse in honor and took up the role of Dark Lord. But Balrog’s destruction did not just stop at the Dark Lord. Upon knowing about her father’s death, Lady Syl was devastated. Her mind and soul was shattered, she started to blame Jin for not protecting her father. In time, her anguished mind ran wild, and she started to believe that Jin engineered her father’s death to take up the position of Dark Lord. Jin tried to convince her otherwise, knowing and trying to explain that he would have sacrificed everything he had to protect the Dark Lord, but it was in vain. Lady Syl’s heart was already cold, and her mind made up. Jin has caused her father’s death and she would take revenge on him. Before leaving, Jin tried to reason with her once more, begging her to remember the love they once shared, and her father’s honor and greatness. However, it fell on death ears, her only reply was that Jin would suffer a fate equal to that of her father in pain and anguish when the time comes……

The Plan Has Been Set In Motion! Jin the Dark Lord knows that the time of confrontation would be soon, but he does not yet know exactly when or from where. In the mean time, a man going by the name of Rayden in the back alley of Kerning City is approaching travellers, making an interesting offer. And at the Secret Garden, Lady Syl gathers her forces of elite Dual Bladers as she tends to the garden, her heart still filled with bitterness and rage against the Dark Lord. But, in the darkness of her heart, a tiny ember of the blazing love she once had for the Jin remains. Would it be extinguished completely, or would it grow once again, before it is too late?

Dual Blade Changelog

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273 thoughts on “MapleStory Dual Blade Skill Build Guide

  1. Robin Lionheart

    PROS: free owl mount

  2. Ayumilove Post author

    @Jason: You’re very welcome! I’m happy to help players who have trouble in-game. I do my best to respond every message and not missing them in my busy schedule. This message warms my heat and motivates me to continue working on it although I have not been playing MapleStory to keep myself updated to the content changes as I have moved on to other interests.

  3. Jason

    This is message for appreciation. Really thanks ayumilove for the time and effort for doing all these research and posts. Am surprised been all these year, author still replied most of the message and comment and updating as well. Thanks you the founder of this ayumilove and the team (perhaps) and appreciated from deep down our heart.