MapleStory Kaiser Skill Build Guide

MapleStory Kaiser Job SelectionKaiser is one of MapleStory Nova Warrior Hero which will be coming to KMS (Korean MapleStory) on July 26 2012. Kaiser is a human-dragon race who appears to have mini horns, wings and tail with striking cyan hair. They wield 2-handed sword and Dragon Soul. Kaiser’s primary stat is STR and secondary stat is DEX. Kaiser uses a Morph Gauge and Command system, a combination of Aran, Luminous and Demon Slayer system. It works by filling up the Morph gauge quickly by performing attack + arrow-key + command. Upon filling it completely, it provides bonus stats and able to temporarily transform into a powerful Dragon Saber during 3rd and 4th Job while significantly improving Kaiser abilities potential, more specifically to attacking skills. You can trigger Combo Skills by performing a series of (attack + arrow + command) or hotkey them. Kaiser is the only Warrior class that can equip a 2-handed Sword with its own special Shield that upgrades when you complete a job advancement.

Kaiser Overview

CLASS: Nova
EQUIPMENT TYPE: Warrior
PRIMARY WEAPON: 2-handed Sword
SECONDARY WEAPON: Dragon Essence
PRIMARY STAT: Strength (STR)
LINK SKILL: Iron Will – Max HP +10/15/20%
MAPLE UNION EFFECT: STR +10/20/40/80/100
BEST INNER ABILITY: Attack Speed +1, Critical Rate +20%
JOB SKILLS: I: KaiserII: KaiserIII: KaiserIV: KaiserHyper SkillsV: Kaiser

Kaiser Pros and Cons

Pros

  • *Share your pros on this job!*
  • High HP and defense.
  • Great character card.
  • Has Link Skill.
  • Good mobile. Great mobbing and bossing.
  • High Survivability Rate.
  • Has Semi-Drain Skill.
  • Has a cool dragon transform.

Cons

  • *Share your cons on this job!*
  • Drain skill only works when using manual controls for skills (not a buff)
  • Low MP (Insufficient for HP Washing)
  • Lack party buff skills.
  • All skill % damage are low so kaiser is a high fund class
  • Need smashing key like Aran
  • Prequest for Normal or Hard Magnus is especially long.

MapleStory Kaiser Video

Ayumilove MapleStory Kaiser 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th Job Skill Preview

Shared Skills

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

Kaiser Beginner Job Skills

MapleStory Kaiser Return of the Guardian Return of the Guardian
Sends the Guardian of the Novas back to Pantheon.
Level 1: MP Cost: 100. Cooldown: 600 sec.

MapleStory Kaiser Realign Defender Mode Realign: Defender Mode (Toggle)
Switches from defensive to offensive mode. Passive enhancements increase at higher Job Advancements. Skill enhancements stack.
Level 1: Attack Power: 5, Crit Chance: +3%, Damage upon attacking Boss Monster: +3%

MapleStory Kaiser Realign Attacker Mode Realign: Attacker Mode (Toggle)
Switches from defensive to offensive mode. Passive enhancements increase at higher Job Advancements. Skill enhancements stack.
Level 1: Attack Power: 5, Crit Chance: +3%, Damage upon attacking Boss Monster: +3%

MapleStory Kaiser Vertical Connect Vertical Grapple (Active)
Fires a grappling hook to a platform above you to ascend quickly.
Level 1: Press the skill key while you’re climbing to cancel.

MapleStory Kaiser Transfiguration Transfiguration (Passive)
Fill up your Morph Gauge in battle to transform into a more powerful being. The ability to enhance effects cannot be stacked.
Stage 1: Attack Speed: +1, Speed: +5, Jump: +10, Power Stance Chance: 20%
Stage 2: Attack Speed: +1, Speed: +10, Jump: +20, Power Stance Chance: +40%

MapleStory Kaiser Iron Will Iron Will (Link Skill + Passive)
The iron will of Kaiser grants additional HP.
Level 1: Max HP: +10%
Level 2: Max HP: +15%
Level 3: Max HP: +20%

MapleStory Kaiser Dragon Link Dragon Link (Passive)
Connects Dragon Slash with other special attack skills to grant bonus effects.
Level 1: Morph Gauge fills faster, and the Dragon Link skill and the Kaiser attack skill that follows will have their final damages increased by 15%.

MapleStory Kaiser Exclusive Spell Exclusive Spell (Supportive)
Increases the Attack Power and Magic ATT of all nearby players. Cooldown: 2 hours.
Level 1: MP Cost: 30, Attack Power and Magic ATT: + 4%, Duration: 40 min

Kaiser Beginner Skill Build: Everything maxed.
Explanation: These are Kaiser’s innate abilities. No SP required.

Kaiser 1st Job Skills

MapleStory Kaiser Dragon Slash Dragon Slash (Active)
Note: Level 20 required to learn Dragon Slash I.
Mash the attack key to whip enemies in front of you up to 3 times. Can be used with basic attack key while in Final Form.
Level 1:
1-hit: Attack up to 8 enemies for 51% damage 3 times
2-hit: Up to 6 enemies attack for 31% damage 5 times
3-hit Up to 6 enemies attacked for 41% damage 5 times
Level 20:
1-hit: Attack up to 8 enemies for 70% damage 3 times
2-hit: Up to 6 enemies attack for 50% damage 5 times
3-hit Up to 6 enemies attacked for 60% damage 5 times

MapleStory Kaiser Flame Surge Flame Surge (Active / Dragon Link)
Dragon Link: (ATTACK) + (COMMAND)
Blast forward with warrior spirit.
Level 1: MP Cost: 7, Damage: 113%, Number of Attacks: 2, Max Enemies Hit: 6
Level 20: MP Cost: 10, Damage: 170%, Number of Attacks: 2, Max Enemies Hit: 6

MapleStory Kaiser Air Lift Air Lift (Supportive)
Leaps once more in the air. Also permanently increases Speed and Max Speed. Cannot be used in Final Form.
Level 1: MP Cost: 24, Set Jump Distance, Max Speed: +6, Speed: +6
Level 15: MP Cost: 10, Set Jump Distance, Max Speed: +20, Speed: +20

MapleStory Kaiser Scale Skin Scale Skin (Passive)
Harden your skin to permanently increase Defense and have a chance to resist knock-back. Stacks with Transfiguration’s Knockback Resistance effects.
Level 1: DEF: +20, Knockback Resistance: +4%
Level 10: DEF: +200, Knockback Resistance: +40%

Kaiser 1st Job Skill Build: Everything maxed.
1. Dragon Slash, Flame Surge (1)
2. Air Lift (MAX)
3. Flame Surge (MAX)
4. Dragon Slash (MAX)
5. Scale Skin (MAX)

Explanation:
Flame Surge will be Kaiser’s primary attacking skill in 1st Job, not Dragon Slash! This is because Flame Surge has longer range and has lesser attacking animation which helps in speeding up of displaying enemy death. Plus, you save your fingers instead of spamming keys on Dragon Slash. However, you can use Dragon Slash for 1v1 especially boss solo unless there are mobs around it. Max Air Lift first as it makes travelling more convenient by jumping across large maps to reach from one end to the other. Then, max Flame Surge followed by Dragon Slash and Scale Skin. You do not need much protection in the early level as most of the mobs you will encounter during this period are weaklings.

Kaiser 2nd Job Skills

MapleStory Kaiser Dragon Slash Dragon Slash I (Passive)
Required Skill: Level 20 Dragon Slash
Enhances Dragon Slash’s Attack Power.
Level 1: Additional 20% bonus to Dragon Slash damage
Level 2: Additional 40% bonus to Dragon Slash damage

MapleStory Kaiser Impact Wave Impact Wave (Active / Dragon Link)
Dragon Link: (ATTACK) + (UP + COMMAND)
Stab your sword into the ground to create an explosive shockwave that blasts multiple enemies.
Level 1: MP Cost: 12, Damage: 194%, Mobs Hit: 8, Number of Attacks: 2
Level 20: MP Cost: 17, Damage: 270%, Mobs Hit: 8, Number of Attacks: 2

MapleStory Kaiser Piercing Blaze Piercing Blaze (Active)
Dash forward to knock back enemies. Deals damage to multiple targets with a chance to stun.
Level 1: MP Cost: 11, Monsters Hit: 12, Damage: 169%, Stun Chance: 26%, Stun Duration: 2 sec
Level 10: MP Cost: 20, Monsters Hit: 12, Damage: 250%, Stun Chance: 80%, Stun Duration: 2 sec

MapleStory Kaiser Tempest Blades Tempest Blades (Active)
Note: Level 20 required to learn Advanced Tempest Blades.
Summons 3 swords to track and attack monsters.
Level 1: MP Cost: 21, Swords Summoned: 3. Use the skill again after summoning to send the swords at the enemy and deal 224% damage with 3 attacks. Cooldown: 10 sec. Final Form: Number of Attacks: +1
Level 20: MP Cost: 30, Swords Summoned: 3. Use the skill again after summoning to send the swords at the enemy and deal 300% damage with 3 attacks. Cooldown: 10 sec. Final Form: Number of Attacks: +1

MapleStory Kaiser Blaze On Blaze On (Supportive)
Draw out inner strength to temporarily increase Attack Power and Speed.
Level 1: MP Cost: 11, Duration: 12 sec, Attack Power: +1, Attack Speed: +2
Level 20: MP Cost: 30, Duration: 240 sec, Attack Power: +20, Attack Speed: +2

MapleStory Kaiser Sword Mastery Sword Mastery (Passive)
Note: Level 10 required to learn Expert Sword Mastery.
Increases two-handed sword weapon mastery and accuracy. Level 10 required to learn Expert Sword Mastery.
Level 1: Two-Hand Sword Mastery: +14%
Level 10: Two-Hand Sword Mastery: +50%

MapleStory Kaiser Inner Blaze Inner Blaze (Passive)
Note: Level 10 required to learn Advanced Inner Blaze.
Increases Strength and HP.
Level 1: STR: +2, HP: +2%
Level 10: STR: +20, HP: +20%

MapleStory Kaiser Attacker Mode I Attacker Mode I (Passive)
Note: Level 1 required to learn Attacker Mode II.
Further enhances Realign: Attacker Mode. Enhanced effects stack.
Level 1: Attack Power: 10, Critical Activation Chance: +2%, Damage upon attacking Boss Monster: additional +5%

MapleStory Kaiser Defender Mode I Defender Mode I (Passive)
Note: Level 1 required to learn Defender Mode II.
Enhances Realign: Defender Mode. Enhanced effects stack.
Level 1: DEF: +200, HP: +10%

Kaiser 2nd Job Skill Build: Everything maxed.
1. Dragon Slash I, Attacker Mode I, Defender Mode I (MAX)
2. Piercing Blaze, Impact Wave (1)
3. Max Sword Mastery (MAX)
4. Blaze On (MAX)
5. Impact Wave (MAX)
6. Piercing Blaze (MAX)
7. Inner Blaze (MAX)
8. Tempest Blades (MAX)

Explanation:
Max Dragon Slash I and Attacker Mode I to get instant damage boost! Next add 1 SP to unlock Piercing Blaze and Impact Wave which will be frequently used for training. Improve Kaiser’s minimum and maximum damage with Inner Blaze and Sword Mastery and further boost max damage with Blaze On supportive skill. Then, start boosting Impact Wave as this will be your primary finishing skill to kill monsters after the first few Dragon Slashes.

Kaiser 3rd Job Skills

MapleStory Kaiser Dragon Slash II Dragon Slash II (Passive)
Required Skill: Dragon Slash I Lv.20
Enhances Dragon Slash’s Attack Power. Level 2 required to learn Dragon Slash III.
Level 1: Additional 35% bonus to Dragon Slash damage
Level 2: Additional 70% bonus to Dragon Slash damage

MapleStory Kaiser Wingbeat Wing Beat (Active / Dragon Link)
Dragon Link: (ATTACK) + (JUMP + COMMAND)
Creates a whirlwind that attacks enemies until certain targets are defeated. Dissipates after a short distance or time. Unaffected by attack reflection. Up to two can exist.
Level 1: 1 MP Cost: 16, Damage: 143%, Number of Attacks: 40, Chance to Slow Attacked Monsters: 21%. Dissipates when certain number of attacks are made, set distance is traveled, or duration expires.
Level 20: MP Cost: 35, Damage: 200%, Number of Attacks: 40, Chance to Slow Attacked Monsters: 40%. Dissipates when certain number of attacks are made, set distance is traveled, or duration expires.

MapleStory Kaiser Pressure Chain Pressure Chain (Active)
Releases a sword wave that penetrates and pulls enemies. Can be resisted by some monsters.
Level 1: MP Cost: 21, Penetrates then pulls 8 enemies dealing 204% damage 2 times, Stun Chance: 19%
Level 20: MP Cost: 30, Penetrates then pulls 8 enemies dealing 280% damage 2 times, Stun Chance: 95%

MapleStory Kaiser Stone Dragon Stone Dragon (Active)
Summons a dragon statue that pulls in enemies and attacks with a chance to Slow. Unaffected by attack reflection.
Level 1: MP Cost: 21, Summon Duration: 18 sec, Enemies Hit: 8, Damage: 316%, Slow Chance: 33%, Slow Duration: 3 sec
Level 15: MP Cost: 35, Summon Duration: 60 sec, Enemies Hit: 8, Damage: 400%, Slow Chance: 75%, Slow Duration: 3 sec

MapleStory Kaiser Cursebite Cursebite (Supportive)
Temporarily increases status effect resistance and elemental resistance. Also enables Kaiser to have a chance to boost attacking skill for 2 attacks against monsters who are under status effect such as Stun.
Level 1: MP Cost: 21. Abnormal Status Resistance +3 and All Elemental Resistances +3% for 12 sec. Final Damage +5% on monsters affected by Abnormal Status.
Level 20: MP Cost: 40. Abnormal Status Resistance +60 and All Elemental Resistances +60% for 240 sec. Final Damage +15% on monsters affected by Abnormal Status.

MapleStory Kaiser Final Form Final Form (Supportive)
Transforms into the true Kaiser. While in Final Form, you can deal damage to enemies with Attack Ignore or Attack Reflection effects, and you can use the Final Form skill again to use the Teleport skill. Uses all Morph Gauge when the transformation ends. Cannot use non-summoning Soul Weapon skills while in Final Form. Lv 10 required to learn the Hyper Skill ‘Final Trance’.
Level 1: MP Cost: 22, Duration: 60, Final Damage: +5%, Critical Rate: +2%, Power Stance Chance: +100%. Ignores enemies’s attack ignore and attack reflection effects. After 4th Job Advancement: Final Damage: +10%, Critical Rate: +4%
Level 10: MP Cost: 40, Duration: 60, Final Damage: +10%, Critical Rate: +20%, Power Stance Chance: +100%. Ignores enemies’s attack ignore and attack reflection effects. After 4th Job Advancement: Final Damage: +15%, Critical Rate: +40%

MapleStory Kaiser Catalyze Catalyze (Supportive)
Maximizes Attack by using the essence of a dragon as a catalysis.
Level 1: ATT +11, Final Damage +1%.
Level 20: ATT +30, Final Damage +20%.

MapleStory Kaiser Self Recovery Self Recovery (Passive)
Continuously restore HP and MP.
Level 1: Every 12 sec 1% HP and MP restored, even in combat.
Level 5: Every 4 sec 5% HP and MP restored, even in combat.

MapleStory Kaiser Advanced Inner Blaze Advanced Inner Blaze (Passive)
Required Skill: Inner Blaze Lv. 10
Permanently increases STR and HP.
Level 1: STR: +3, HP: +3%
Level 10: STR: +30, HP: +30%

MapleStory Kaiser Defender Mode II Defender Mode II (Supportive)
Required Skill: Defender Mode I Lv.1+
Enhances Realign: Defender Mode. Enhanced effects stack. Level 1 required to learn Defender Mode III.
Level 1: DEF: +200, HP: +10%

MapleStory Kaiser Attacker Mode II Attacker Mode II (Supportive)
Required Skill: Attacker Mode I Lv.1+
Enhances Realign: Attacker Mode. Enhanced effects stack. Level 1 required to learn Attacker Mode III.
Level 1: Attack Power: 15, Critical Activation Chance: +5%, Damage upon attacking Boss Monster: additional +5%

Kaiser 3rd Job Skill Build: Everything maxed.
1. Dragon Slash II, Attacker Mode II, Defender Mode II (MAX)
2. Wing Beat, Pressure Chain, Final Form (1)
3. Self Recover (MAX)
4. Catalyze (MAX)
5. Advanced Inner Blaze (MAX)
6. Pressure Chain (MAX)
7. Cursebite (MAX)
8. Stone Dragon (MAX)
9. Wing Beat (MAX)
10. Final Form (MAX)

Kaiser 4th Job Skills

MapleStory Kaiser Dragon Slash III Dragon Slash III (Passive)
Required Skill: Level 2 Dragon Slash II
Enhances Dragon Slash damage.
Level 1: Additional 15% bonus to Dragon Slash damage
Level 6: Additional 90% bonus to Dragon Slash damage

MapleStory Kaiser Gigas Wave Gigas Wave (Active / Dragon Link)
Dragon Link: (ATTACK) + (SKILL)
Blasts enemies with a powerful slash of your blade. All enemies, including bosses, will be afflicted with Slow when hit.
Level 1: 1 MP Cost: 21, Mobs Hit: 1, Damage: 222%, Number of Attacks: 9. Final Form: MP Cost: 31, Mobs Hit: 3, Damage: 272%, Number of Attacks: 11
Level 30: MP Cost: 50, Mobs Hit: 1, Damage: 280%, Number of Attacks: 9. Final Form: MP Cost: 60, Mobs Hit: 3, Damage: 330%, Number of Attacks: 11

MapleStory Kaiser Dragon Barrage Dragon Barrage (Active / Dragon Link)
Dragon Link: (ATTACK) + (LEFT/RIGHT + COMMAND)
Quickly move and attack enemies. Can deal more damage to normal monsters.
Level 1: MP Cost: 21, Max Mobs Hit: 12, Damage: 347%, Number of Attacks: 4. Final Form: MP Cost: 31, Mobs Hit: 12, Damage: 347%, Number of Attacks: 5. When attacking normal monsters, Damage +40%. Cooldown: 5 sec.
Level 30: MP Cost: 50, Max Mobs Hit: 12, Damage: 550%, Number of Attacks: 4. Final Form: MP Cost: 60, Mobs Hit: 12, Damage: 550%, Number of Attacks: 5. When attacking normal monsters, Damage +40%. Cooldown: 5 sec.

MapleStory Kaiser Blade Burst Blade Burst (Active / Dragon Link)
Dragon Link: (ATTACK) + (DOWN + COMMAND)
Summon multiple swords to strike the ground and explode, dealing bonus damage.
Level 1: MP Cost: 25, Mobs Hit: 12, Damage: 148%, Number of Attacks: 5. Explosion damage hits 12 enemies for 111% damage 4 times.
Level 20: MP Cost: 45, Mobs Hit: 12, Damage: 300%, Number of Attacks: 5. Explosion damage hits 12 enemies for 225% damage 4 times.

MapleStory Kaiser Inferno Breath Inferno Breath (Active)
Summons an ancient dragon that breathes fire, leaving a trail of fire that deals continuous damage to those on it. Ignores attack reflection.
Level 1: MP Cost: 32, Damage: 224%, Number of Attacks: 8, Max Enemies Hit: 15, Continuous Damage Dealt Afterwards. Cooldown: 39 sec
Level 20: MP Cost: 70, Damage: 300%, Number of Attacks: 8, Max Enemies Hit: 15, Continuous Damage Dealt Afterwards. Cooldown: 20 sec

MapleStory Kaiser Advanced Tempest Blades Advanced Tempest Blades (Active)
Required Skill: Level 20 Tempest Blades
Enhances Tempest Blades. Summons 5 of your current swords. Swords will home in and attack monsters. Also permanently increases Attack Power.
Level 1: MP Cost: 31, Number of Your Swords Summoned: 5. Use the skill again after summoning to send the swords at the enemy and deal 313% damage with 4 attacks. Cooldown: 10 sec. Permanently Increase Attack Power: +2. Final Form: Number of Attacks: +1
Level 30: MP Cost: 60, Number of Your Swords Summoned: 5. Use the skill again after summoning to send the swords at the enemy and deal 400% damage with 4 attacks. Cooldown: 10 sec. Permanently Increase Attack Power: +20. Final Form: Number of Attacks: +1

MapleStory Kaiser Grand Armor Grand Armor (Supportive)
Reduces damage taken from monsters for you and your party.
Level 1: MP Cost: 22, Duration: 12, Damage Taken: -11%, Party’s Damage Taken: -0%
Level 20: MP Cost: 60, Duration: 240, Damage Taken: -30%, Party’s Damage Taken: -10%

MapleStory Kaiser Unbreakable Will Unbreakable Will (Passive)
Ignores monster DEF.
Level 1: 11% monster DEF ignored
Level 30: 40% monster DEF ignored

MapleStory Kaiser Expert Sword Mastery Expert Sword Mastery (Passive)
Required Skill: Level 10 Sword Mastery
Maxes out mastery of Two-Handed Sword while increasing Critical Damage and Attack Power.
Level 1: Two-Handed Sword Mastery: +56%, Attack Power: +1, Critical Damage: +3%
Level 30: Two-Handed Sword Mastery: +70%, Attack Power: +30, Critical Damage: +8%

MapleStory Kaiser Nova Warrior Nova Warrior (Supportive)
Temporarily increases the stats of all party members. Does not stack with Maple Warrior, Call of Cygnus, Nova Warrior, President’s Orders, or Rhinne’s Protection.
Level 1: MP Cost: 10, Increases all stats assigned APs by 1% for 30 sec
Level 30: MP Cost: 60, Increases all stats assigned APs by 15% for 900 sec

MapleStory Kaiser Hero's Will Nova Temperance (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 Kaiser Defense Mode 3rd Enhancement Defender Mode III (Passive)
Required Skill: Level 1 Defender Mode 2nd Enhancement
Enhance Realign: Defender Mode. Enhanced effects stack.
Level 1: DEF: +100, HP: +5%
Level 2: DEF: +200, HP: +10%

MapleStory Kaiser Attacker Mode III Attacker Mode III (Passive)
Required Skill: Level 1 Attacker Mode 2nd Enhancement
Enhance Realign: Attacker Mode. Enhanced effects stack.
Level 1: Attack Power: 10, Critical Activation Chance: +5%, Damage upon attacking Boss Monster: additional +3%
Level 2: Attack Power: 15, Critical Activation Chance: +10%, Damage upon attacking Boss Monster: additional +5%

Kaiser 4th Job Skill Build: Everything maxed.
1. Blade Burst (1), Attacker Mode III (MAX), Dragon Slash III (MAX)
2. Unbreakable Will (1), Gigas Wave (1), Defender Mode III (MAX)
3. Advanced Tempest Blades, Inferno Breath, Expert Sword Mastery (1)
4. Dragon Barrage (1), Blade Burst (MAX)
5. Expert Sword Mastery (MAX)
6. Gigas Wave (MAX)
7. Unbreakable Will (MAX)
8. Advanced Tempest Blades (MAX)
9. Grand Armor (MAX)
10. Nova Warrior (MAX)
11. Inferno Breath (MAX)
12. Dragon Barrage (MAX)
13. Nova Temperance (MAX)

Kaiser Mastery Books
1. Advanced Tempest Blades: 20, 30
2. Dragon Barrage: 20, 30
3. Inferno Breath: 20
4. Blade Burst: 20
5. Gigas Wave: 20, 30
6. Grand Armor: 20
7. Expert Sword Mastery: 20, 30
8. Unbreakable Will: 20, 30
9. Nova Warrior: 20, 30

Explanation:
It is not possible to max the skills in the following order since you will need to purchase or hunt Kaiser Mastery Books plus having to use them with a chance to fail in the process of upgrading your skills. Therefore, you can add those SP in those skills and move on to the next in sequence. Otherwise you can save SP (Skill Points) and wait till you grab hold your Mastery Books. Firstly, maxed Sword Strike before Advanced Sword Mastery as it deals much more damage. Then proceed with maxing Gigas Wave to be used against 1-to-1 combat such as boss. Although it seems it does less damage compared to Sword Strike statistically, but do not forget that it deals additional damage with the help of Cursebite (Kaiser 3rd Job Skill) when enemy is under the effect of slow inflicted by Gigas Wave. Dealing tons of damage isn’t enough to take down enemy within 1-3 hits if they are equipped with high defense. Therefore, max Unbreakable Will to allow your damage to bypass their defense. This is particular useful against mini-bosses and epic bosses. Further pump up your damage with passive weapon attack boost by maxing Advanced Tempest Blades before focusing on Grand Armor. As they say, prevention is better than cure. By killing enemy quickly, you avoid receiving damage from their retaliation. Again, further pump up all your stats with Nova Warrior. By now, all of Kaiser essential skills are maxed for quick leveling and bossing. You can follow the max sequence of the remaining skills or depending on your preferences.

Kaiser Hyper Skills

MapleStory Gigas Wave - Burden Gigas Wave – Burden
Required Level: 143
Increases Gigas Wave’s Slow duration.
Level 1: Duration: +5 sec

MapleStory Gigas Wave - Bonus Attack Gigas Wave – Bonus Attack
Required Level: 162
Increases Gigas Wave’s attack count.
Level 1: Number of Hits: +1

MapleStory Gigas Wave - Reinforce Gigas Wave – Reinforce
Required Level: 183
Increases Gigas Wave’s damage.
Level 1: Damage: +20%

MapleStory Inferno Breath - Blaze Inferno Breath – Blaze
Required Level: 149
Increases the damage of Inferno Breath’s flames.
Level 1: Flame Damage: +20%

MapleStory Inferno Breath - Burn Inferno Breath – Burn
Required Level: 168
Increases the duration of Inferno Breath’s flames.
Level 1: Flame duration: +10 sec

MapleStory Inferno Breath - Reinforce Inferno Breath – Reinforce
Required Level: 189
Increases Inferno Breath’s damage.
Level 1: Damage: +20%

MapleStory Wing Beat - Pummel Wing Beat – Pummel
Required Level: 155
Increases Wing Beat’s duration.
Level 1: Duration +5 sec

MapleStory Wing Beat - Extra Attack Wing Beat – Extra Attack
Required Level: 177
Increases Wing Beat’s attack count.
Level 1: Number of Hits +8

MapleStory Wing Beat - Reinforce Wing Beat – Reinforce
Required Level: 195
Increases Wing Beat’s damage.
Level 1: Damage +20%

MapleStory Kaiser's Majesty Kaiser’s Majesty
Required Level: 150
Grants you the courage and will of the former Kaiser, resetting your cooldowns, increasing Attack Speed and ATT, and negating enemy Attack Ignore and Attack Reflect effects.
Level 1: MP Cost: 300, Cooldowns Reset, Duration: 30 sec, ATT +30, Attack Speed +1. Negates enemy’s Attack Ignore and Attack Reflect effects. Cooldown: 90 sec. Hyper Skill cooldowns not reset.

MapleStory Ancestral Prominence Ancestral Prominence
Required Level: 170
Summons an ancient Nova to cause an explosion that covers the entire screen in flames. This is the skill used by the former Kaiser to save the Nova people.
Level 1: MP Cost: 300, Damage: 1000%, Number of Attacks: 8, Max Enemies Hit: 15, Cooldown: 60 sec

MapleStory Final Trance Final Trance
Required Level: 200 | Required Skill: Level 10 Final Form
Transforms you into your Final Form immediately upon use.
Level 1: MP Cost: 300, Duration: 90 sec, Final Damage: +30%, Critical Rate +40%, Movement Speed +10. Negates enemy’s Attack Ignore and Attack Reflect effects. Cooldown: 300 sec

Kaiser Hyper Skill Build
1. Gigas Wave – Reinforce (Passive)
2. Gigas Wave – Bonus Attack (Passive)
3. Wing Beat – Pummel (Passive)
4. Wing Beat – Extra Attack (Passive)
5. Wing Beat – Reinforce (Passive)
6. Kaiser’s Majesty (Active)
7. Ancestral Prominence (Active)
8. Final Trance (Supportive)

Explanation:
Check this Hyper Stats Guide for more details!

Kaiser 5th Job Skills

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

Kaiser Skill Cores

Nova Guardians | Guardian of Nova
Max Level: 25 (30 with Matrix Points)
Summons the Kaisers of old to fight by your side. Unaffected by attack reflection.
Level 1: MP Cost: 1000, Duration: 30 sec, summons 3 Kaisers with limited movement range. Activating the skill while Kaisers are summoned re-summons them at your location. Kaisers can be re-summoned once every 15 seconds. Cooldown: 120 sec.
Kaiser VI – Attacks up to 10 enemies for 465% damage 4 times.
Kaiser XV – Attacks up to 10 enemies for 260% damage 6 times.
Kaiser XXVII – Attacks up to 10 enemies for 935% damage 2 times.
Level 25: MP Cost: 1000, Duration: 42 sec, summons 3 Kaisers with limited movement range. Activating the skill while Kaisers are summoned re-summons them at your location. Kaisers can be re-summoned once every 15 seconds. Cooldown: 120 sec.
Kaiser VI – Attacks up to 10 enemies for 825% damage 4 times.
Kaiser XV – Attacks up to 10 enemies for 500% damage 6 times.
Kaiser XXVII – Attacks up to 10 enemies for 1775% damage 2 times.

Bladefall | Will of Sword: Strike
Max Level: 25 (30 with Matrix Points)
Your Tempest Blades rain down upon the enemy, oozing deadly magma where they land to incinerate enemies. You can use the skill once more after all your Tempest Blades land to force deadly magma to ooze. Only usable with Tempest Blades summoned. Unaffected by attack reflection.
Level 1: MP Cost: 1000, each blade strikes for 520% damage 4 times and creates a pool of magma where it lands after 2 sec. The magma hits up to 12 enemies dealing 364% damage 6 times and increasing Final Damage up to 2x in proportion to the time it remained after landing. Cooldown: 30 sec. Final Form: Tempest Blades and magma’s attack counts increase by 1.
Level 25: MP Cost: 1000, each blade strikes for 1000% damage 4 times and creates a pool of magma where it lands after 2 sec. The magma hits up to 12 enemies dealing 700% damage 6 times and increasing Final Damage up to 2x in proportion to the time it remained after landing. Cooldown: 30 sec. Final Form: Tempest Blades and magma’s attack counts increase by 1.

MapleStory Kaiser Draco Surge Draco Surge
Required Skill: Gigas Wave Lv. 30+ | Max Level: 25 (30 with Matrix Points)
Enhance Gigas Wave with the strength of an ancient dragon. The Dragon Warrant launches forward to deal additional attacks to the enemy. Requires recharging time after skill is used.
All enemies, including bosses, will be Slowed when hit by Draco Surge. The Dragon Warrant is unaffected by attack reflection. Dragon Link: During Attack + Gigas Wave
Level 1: MP Cost: 60, Max Enemies Hit: 8, Damage: 505%, Number of Attacks: 10. After that, launches the Dragon Warrant, Damage: 505%, Number of Attacks: 6, Max Enemies Hit: 8. Additional Critical rate: +100%, Additional Monster DEF Ignored: +50%. Final Form: Increases Draco Wave’s attack count by 2. Activates upon using Gigas Wave. Cooldown: 7 sec
Level 30: MP Cost: 60, Max Enemies Hit: 8, Damage: 650%, Number of Attacks: 10. After that, launches the Dragon Warrant, Damage: 650%, Number of Attacks: 6, Max Enemies Hit: 8. Additional Critical rate: +100%, Additional Monster DEF Ignored: +50%. Final Form: Increases Draco Wave’s attack count by 2. Activates upon using Gigas Wave. Cooldown: 5 sec

Kaiser Enhancement Cores

Skill Enhancement max level is 50. Each level enhances Final Damage
Skill Enhancement at Level 20: Max Target +1, Level 40: Ignore Monster DEF +20%.

Dragon 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%

Flame Surge Boost
Final Damage: +7% per level, Max Level: 50 (60 with Matrix Points)
Level 20: Max Targets: +1
Level 40: Monster DEF Ignored: +20%

Impact Wave Boost
Final Damage: +5% per level, Max Level: 50 (60 with Matrix Points)
Level 20: Max Targets: +1
Level 40: Monster DEF Ignored: +20%

Piercing Blaze Boost
Final Damage: +5% per level, Max Level: 50 (60 with Matrix Points)
Level 20: Max Targets: +1
Level 40: Monster DEF Ignored: +20%

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

Wing Beat Boost
Final Damage: +3% per level, Max Level: 50 (60 with Matrix Points)
Level 20: Critical Rate: +5%
Level 40: Monster DEF Ignored: +20%

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

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

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

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

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

Inferno Breath Boost
Final Damage: +3% per level, Max Level: 50 (60 with Matrix Points)
Level 20: Critical Rate: +5%
Level 40: Monster DEF Ignored: +20%

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

Kaiser V Matrix Skill Build

Trio #1: Gigas Wave / Wingbeat / Tempest Blades
Trio #2: Infernal Breath / Stone Dragon / Blade Burst
Note: Bolded = essential skill | Non-bolded = non-essential skill.

MapleStory Old to New Skill Names

Kaiser 1st Job Skills

  • Dragon Slash → Dragon Slash (SAME)
  • Flame Shot → Flame Surge
  • Double Leap → Air Lift
  • Skin Protection → Scale Skin

Kaiser 2nd Job Skills

  • Dragon Slash 1st Enhancement → Dragon Slash I
  • Attack Mode 1st Enhancement → Attacker Mode I
  • Defense Mode 1st Enhancement → Defender Mode I
  • Sword Mastery → (SAME)
  • Inner Blaze → (SAME)
  • Blaze Up → Blaze On
  • Impact Wave → (SAME)
  • Pierce Rush → Piercing Blaze
  • Will of Sword → Tempest Blades

Kaiser 3rd Job Skills

  • Dragon Slash 2nd Enhancement → Dragon Slash II
  • Attack Mode 2nd Enhancement → Attacker Mode II
  • Defense Mode 2nd Enhancement → Defender Mode II
  • Wing Beat → (SAME)
  • Chain Pulling → Pressure Chain
  • Petrified → Stone Dragon
  • Catalyze → (SAME)
  • Advanced Inner Blaze → (SAME)
  • Self Recovery → (SAME)
  • Regain Strength → Cursebite
  • Transfiguration → Final Form

Kaiser 4th Job Skills

  • Dragon Slash 3rd Enhancement → Dragon Slash III
  • Attack Mode 3rd Enhancement → Attacker Mode III
  • Defense Mode 3rd Enhancement → Defender Mode III
  • Nova Warrior → (SAME)
  • Nova Hero’s Will → Nova Temperance
  • Advaned Will of Sword → Advanced Tempest Blades
  • Infernal Breath → Inferno Breath
  • Blow Streak → Dragon Barrage
  • Sword Strike → Blade Burst
  • Giga Slasher → Gigas Wave
  • Final Transfiguration → Final Form
  • Robust Armor → Grand Armor
  • Advanced Sword Mastery → Expert Sword Mastery
  • Unflinching Courage → Unbreakable Will

Kaiser 5th Job Skills

  • Guardian of Nova → Nova Guardians | Guardian of Nova
  • Will of Sword: Strike → ???

Additional Information

Kaiser Storyline

Long ago, the legendary Nova Warrior, Kaiser, protected Pantheon and the people of Grandis from Magnus, a power-hungry emissary of the Black Mage. The two powers collided, and in the end Magnus, along with his army of abominations, proved to be the stronger of the two. Faced with certain defeat, Kaiser unleashed an all-consuming attack, eradicating Magnus’s creatures and destroying his own physical form in the process. But his spirit lived on, waiting for the perfect host to receive his power. A young Nova Knight named Kyle with his friends Velderoth and Tear forms the Heliseum Force. It is serve to protect the people of Grandis from Magnus (Nova Betrayer) and his lackeys, just like how Kaiser protect his homeland long ago. One day, these lackeys infiltrated Pantheon by disguising themselves in Nova mage dress to steal Pantheon’s secret relic which is a cube. As the trio observe the evil men chattering away, Kyle asks Belderos to report this incident to the senior who are in town. After Belderos left, both approach the enemy. Tear touches this cube and both Kyle and herself become cursed with mystical powers but Tear faints in the process. Kyle attacks the enemy with one of Kaiser skills but faints right after. Tear awakens from her unconsciousness and finishes off the remaining enemy with her Angelic Buster attack. After the battle ends, the Novans see Kaiser symbol appears upon Kyle. Therefore, he becomes Kaiser successor.

Kaiser Notes

  • Use special attacks to fill the Morph Gauge to transform into Kaiser’s ancient dragon form, which increases Kaiser’s strength and mobility. As you level your Kaiser, you’ll reach new transformation stages with distinct looks.
  • The Dragon Link UI sits below the Morph Gauge and allows you to assign certain abilities to key combinations (i.e. Left, Right + Attack, or Left, Down + Attack, etc). These skills can also be added to your Quick Slot hot keys like other abilities. However, using the Dragon Link key combinations will fill your Morph Gauge faster!

Kaiser Changelog

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231 thoughts on “MapleStory Kaiser Skill Build Guide

  1. Benny

    You forgot the explanation at advancement 3 hehe