MapleStory Link Skills Guide

MapleStory Link Skills is only available in certain jobs which can be shared with only one character in the same world. A Link skill has at least 1 level and some Link skills may have up to 3 levels. The first level is unlocked at Level 1 but can only be shared upon reaching Level 70. The second level is unlocked upon reaching Level 120. The third level is unlocked at Level 210. It does not follow Level 60 nor Level 100 Tempest Job Advancement. Also Level 2 Link Skills happen to be release later depending on different MapleStory region, so it might be available in KMS but not in GMS yet or perhaps both have not implement Level 2 yet. Link skills allows you to grant another character within the same world with the abilities from the original character. Cygnus Knights Blessing Skills is not a link skill since it does not link to 1 character but it applies its benefits to the whole world (not just one character).

Link Skill News

[UPDATE 2013-NOV-28] It seems that GMS players found that there is a limit of 12 link skills that you can linked to 1 character. To see the limit of link skills, open up your skill tab, click on the link skill icon and you will notice x/12 Transferred Skill. If it doesn’t for your MapleStory client, it means they have yet to impose the cap for link skills per character.
[2013-JUN-14] Several characters’ link skills will now go up to level 3 when they reach level 210. This includes the link skills for Cannoneers, Mercedes, Phantom, Luminous, the Demon Slayer, Mihile, Kaiser, and Angelic Buster.

Link Skill Limitations

  1. Link skills can only be linked to one character at a time.
  2. You can only link up to 12 skills to a character at a time.
  3. You can stack Cygnus’ Blessing up to 5 times on a character for a total of 25% Status Resistance.
  4. You can only link skills to a character that has made its first job advancement.
  5. Link skill is unlocked at Level 1, but you can only begin sharing your link skill upon reaching Level 70.
  6. Accepting the Link Skill quest with a Quest Deliverer will break Tot’s (applicable for GMS)
  7. You can’t have 2 or more of the same jobs linking 1 character.
  8. You can’t link a skill to 2 or more characters in the same world.
  9. The linked character can be changed once a day.
  10. A character can be linked by one or more classes that have a link skill.

Link Skill Level Unlock

Link Skill Level 1 – Character Level 1
Link Skill Level 2 – Character Level 120
Link Skill Level 3 – Character Level 210

Best Link Skills to Use for Bossing

  1. Zero: Ignore Enemy Defense and Reduce Damage Taken
  2. Luminous: Ignore Defense
  3. Kanna: Damage
  4. Demon Avenger: Damage
  5. Demon Slayer: Boss Damage
  6. Angelic Buster: Damage Boost for short period of time.
  7. Hayato: Weapon/Magic Attack
  8. Kinesis: Critical Damage
  9. Xenon: All Stats %
  10. Phantom: Critical Rate
  11. Illium: Stackable damage when moving during battle.
  12. Cadena: More damage against lower level enemies and enemies affected by debuff.
  13. Beast Tamer: Boss Damage, Critical Rate (For GMS Players)
  14. Ark: Damage

Best Link Skills to Use for Training

  1. Mercedes: Exp Rate Boost for Training Level 1-250
  2. Evan: Increases Rune duration.
  3. Aran: Permanently increases Combo Kill or EXP gain.
  4. Illium: Stackable damage when moving during battle.
  5. Kanna: Damage
  6. Demon Avenger: Damage
  7. Demon Slayer: Boss Damage
  8. Hayato: Weapon/Magic Attack
  9. Kinesis: Critical Damage
  10. Xenon: All Stats
  11. Phantom: Critical Rate
  12. Cadena: More damage against lower level enemies and enemies affected by debuff.
  13. Beast Tamer: Boss Damage, Critical Rate (For GMS Players)
  14. Ark: Damage

List of Link Skills by Jobs

The stats below each skills applies to linked characters.

MapleStory Angelic Buster Terms and Condition Angelic Buster (Terms and Conditions)
Temporarily boost damage for 10 seconds. Cooldown 90 seconds.
Level 1: +30% skill damage for 10 sec when active
Level 2: +45% skill damage for 10 sec when active
Level 3: +60% skill damage for 10 sec when active

MapleStory Aran Combo Kill Blessing Aran (Combo Kill Blessing | Combo Kill Advantage)
Maha blesses your combos.
Level 1: Combo Kill Marble EXP: +400% (permanently)
Level 2: Combo Kill Marble EXP: +650% (permanently)
Level 3: Combo Kill Marble EXP: +900% (permanently)

MapleStory Ecstasy Ark (Solus | Ecstasy)
Temporarily increase your damage after a certain period of time during combat.
Level 1: Activates if combat lasts for more than 5 seconds and can stack up to 5 times. Duration: 5 sec. Increases damage by 1% when activated, 1% additional increase per stack.
Level 2: Activates if combat lasts for more than 5 seconds and can stack up to 5 times. Duration: 5 sec. Increases damage by 1% when activated, 2% additional increase per stack.

MapleStory Beast Tamer Focus Spirit Beast Tamer (Focus Spirit)
Level 1: Boss damage +4%, Critical rate +4% and MaxHP MaxMP +3%
Level 2: Boss damage +7%, Critical rate +7% and MaxHP MaxMP +4%
Level 3: Boss damage +10%, Critical rate +10% and MaxHP MaxMP +5%

MapleStory Cannoneer Pirate Blessing Cannoneer (Pirate Blessing)
Permanently boost all stats, Max HP and Max MP. Useful if you have insufficient secondary stat for equipment OR use it to boost your Max HP for higher survivability in boss raids.
Level 1: Permanently increases STR by 15, DEX by 15, INT by 15, LUK by 15, Max HP by 5%, and Max MP by 5%.
Level 2: Permanently increases STR by 25, DEX by 25, INT by 25, LUK by 25, Max HP by 10%, and Max MP by 10%.
Level 3: Permanently increases STR by 35, DEX by 35, INT by 35, LUK by 35, Max HP by 15%, and Max MP by 15%.

Unfair Advantage | Intensive Insult Cadena (Unfair Advantage | Intensive Insult)
Attacking weaker enemies becomes more effective.
Level 1: Increase your damage by 3% against enemies lower level than your character and additional 3% to enemies affected with status effects.
Level 2: Increase your damage by 6% against enemies lower level than your character and additional 6% to enemies affected with status effects.

MapleStory Cygnus Blessing Cygnus Knights (Cygnus Blessing)
Increases resistance to statuses and elements. You can stack this Link Skill up to 5 times. If linked, this skill’s effects will be reduced to 2% (5% for level 2).
Level 1: +2% Resistance.
Level 2: +5% Resistance.
Note: This skill has max mastery of Level 2. If other Cygnus job classes exist on one account, then they can be stacked up to 5 times for each character to grant a link skill. Effects are reduced when used as a link skill. The link skill(s) can be stacked up to five(5) because of the five(5) different Cygnus job classes. IE: One(1) of each Cygnus job class will stack, but not multiples of the same class. Example: Soul Warrior Dawn Warrior + Blaze Wizard Flame Wizard + Wind Breaker Wind Archer + Striker Thunder Breaker + Night Walker

MapleStory Demon Avenger Wild Rage Demon Avenger (Wild Rage)
Permanently increases damage.
Level 1: +5% Damage.
Level 2: +10% Damage.
Level 3: +15% Damage.

Fury Unleashed Demon Slayer (Fury Unleashed)
Channels rage within to deal even greater damage to bosses.
Level 1: Increases damage by 10% when attacking a boss monster.
Level 2: Increases damage by 15% when attacking a boss monster.
Level 3: Increases damage by 20% when attacking a boss monster.

MapleStory Eunwol Shade Close Call Eunwol / Shade (Close Call)
Grants you a chance to survive an attack that would’ve been fatal.
Level 1: Fatal Attack Survival Chance: 5%
Level 2: Fatal Attack Survival Chance: 10%
Note: This skill has max mastery of Level 2.

MapleStory Evan Rune Persistence Evan (Rune Persistence)
Increases the duration of all liberated Runes by intensifying their mana.
Level 1: Rune Duration: +30%
Level 2: Rune Duration: +50%
Level 3: Rune Duration: +70%

MapleStory Hayato Keen Edge Hayato (Keen Edge)
Hayato’s blade can cut through anything!
Level 1: All Stats: 15, Attack Power Increase: 10, Magic Attack Power Increase: 10
Level 2: All Stats: 25, Attack Power Increase: 15, Magic Attack Power Increase: 15
Note: This skill has max mastery of Level 2.

MapleStory Flow of Battle Illium (Tide of Battle | Flow of Battle)
Maintains the flow of the battle. Moving a certain distance within a set time frame increases damage.
Level 1: Activates when moving a certain distance, stacks up to 6 times. Duration: 5 sec. Damage increased by 1% per stack.
Level 2: Activates when moving a certain distance, stacks up to 6 times. Duration: 5 sec. Damage increased by 2% per stack.

MapleStory Jett Core Aura Jett / Zen (Core Aura)
Adds random stats to STR/DEX/INT/LUK and WATT/MATT (? for level 2). You can use NX Items purchased from Cash Shop to change the Core Aura’s stats. Currently Jett has max Level 1 Link Skill.
Level 1: STR, DEX, INT, LUK, Weapon ATT, Magic ATT. (Small Boost)
Level 2: STR, DEX, INT, LUK, Weapon ATT, Magic ATT. (Medium Boost)
Level 3: STR, DEX, INT, LUK, Weapon ATT, Magic ATT. (Large Boost)
[NX Items]

  • Supernova Dust – Change Core Aura’s stats.
  • Cosmic Dust Shifter – Rotate stats of Core Aura. Changing STR > DEX > INT > LUK.
  • Condensed Supernova Dust – Change Core Aura’s stats with a higher chance of better stats.
  • Stellar Cosmic Solidifier – Lock Core Aura’s stats for 30 days. Can stack up to 365 days and will unlock if Core Aura’s stat is changed by using an item.
  • Star Dust – Change Core Aura stats. Available only from monster drops.

MapleStory Kaiser Iron Will Kaiser (Iron Will)
Permanently increases Max HP.
Level 1: +10% Max HP.
Level 2: +15% Max HP.
Level 3: +20% Max HP.

MapleStory Kanna Elementalism Kanna (Elementalism)
Deepens your connection to the elements to provide a permanent damage increase.
Level 1: +5% Damage.
Level 2: +10% Damage.
Note: This skill has max mastery of Level 2.

MapleStory Kinesis Judgment Kinesis (Judgment)
Deals the strongest possible fatal blow using righteous judgment.
Level 1: Critical Damage +2%.
Level 2: Critical Damage +4%.
Note: This skill has max mastery of Level 2.

MapleStory Luminous Light Wash Luminous (Light Wash / Permeate)
Ignores a portion of enemy defense (magic and weapon defense).
Level 1: Ignores 10% Defense.
Level 2: Ignores 15% Defense.
Level 3: Ignores 20% Defense.

MapleStory Mercedes Elven Blessing Mercedes (Elven Blessing)
Sends you to Elluel, cooldown 1800 seconds. Passively increases EXP Rate. Best skill to gain more experience when training your primary character to Level 200 OR use it to travel back to Victoria Island. Elluel is a secret hideout accessible by Mercedes only.
Level 1: +10% EXP
Level 2: +15% EXP
Level 3: +20% EXP

MapleStory Mihile Knight's Watch Mihile (Knight’s Watch)
Mihile, Knight of Light, prevents you from being pushed back by enemy’s attacks for a short time.
Level 1: Knockback Resistance Chance: +100%. Duration: 90 sec (Cooldown: 180 sec)
Level 2: Knockback Resistance Chance: +100%. Duration: 110 sec (Cooldown: 180 sec)
Level 3: Knockback Resistance Chance: +100%. Duration: 130 sec (Cooldown: 180 sec)

MapleStory Phantom Instinct Phantom (Phantom Instinct)
Permanently increases Critical Rate.
Level 1: +10% Critical Rate.
Level 2: +15% Critical Rate.
Level 3: +20% Critical Rate.

MapleStory Resistance Spirit of Freedom Resistance (Spirit of Freedom)
The power of the spirit of Resistance; the power of freedom!
Owner stat (Max level 2)
Level 1: Prevents damage for 3 sec after being revived. If other Resistance job classes exist on this account, can be stacked up to 4 times for each character who grants the link skill.
Level 2: Prevents damage for 6 sec after being revived. If other Resistance job classes exist on this account, can be stacked up to 4 times for each character who grants the link skill.
Linked Stat (Max level 8)
Level 1: Prevents damage for 1 sec after being revived. If other Resistance job classes exist on this account, can be stacked up to 4 times for each character who grants the link skill.
Level 8: Prevents damage for 8 sec after being revived. If other Resistance job classes exist on this account, can be stacked up to 4 times for each character who grants the link skill.
Similarly to Cygnus Blessing, this skill can be linked by all 4 Resistance classes. A single Resistance class will max Spirit of Freedom at level 2. From the original team of Resistance: Battle Mage, Wild Hunter and Mechanic, as well as the newly born Blaster. Gives Invincibility time upon revival after death. All 4 different jobs are required for max level linked stat. Level 10-119 owner characters receive Level 1 link skill while Level 120+ owner characters receive Level 2 Link skill. Level 70-119 owner characers provide 1 point for linked stats while Level 120+ owner characters provide 2 points for linked stats.

MapleStory Xenon Hybrid Logic Xenon (Hybrid Logic)
Activates your Hybrid Logic routines to permanently increase all stats.
Level 1: All Stats: +5%
Level 2: All Stats: +10%
Note: This skill has max mastery of Level 2.

MapleStory Zero Rhinne's Blessing Zero (Rhinne’s Blessing)
Receive the Goddess Rhinne’s blessings, reducing the damage taken from enemies while ignoring a portion of their defense. Strengthen this skill by collecting Goddess Teardrops.
Level 1: Incoming damage reduced: 3%, defense ignored: 2% (Required Level 118)
Level 2: Incoming damage reduced: 6%, defense ignored: 4% (Required Level 128)
Level 3: Incoming damage reduced: 9%, defense ignored: 6% (Required Level 138)
Level 4: Incoming damage reduced: 12%, defense ignored: 8% (Required Level 178)
Level 5: Incoming damage reduced: 15%, defense ignored: 10% (Required Level 178)
Note: To level up Zero Link Skill, complete Zero’s storyline quest by collecting Goddesss Teardrop. If you complete Chapter 8 quest, the link skill level automatically skips level 4 requirement, which means it levels from 3 to 5.

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346 thoughts on “MapleStory Link Skills Guide

  1. Have Noname

    Does Hybrid Logic increase to lvl2 at character’s level 120?

  2. Yumi

    Dear Ayumilove,

    I’ve always known you were the one since I first laid eyes on this link skill guide. Me, years ago. A child.l Lost with no hope in maplestory; I was blind. But then I discovered Ayumilove. Quickly, I knew I had to make a Mercedes, then an Evan, and an Aran. Before I knew it, I had found my way through this harsh world of maplestory. And It’s all thanks to you, Ayumilove. You’ll always be apart of me. After all, you can’t have ayumilove without yumi(me).

  3. Zoe

    ayumilove maple guide most of them is outdated, so yeah there is link skill for Bishops and explorer

    Bishop link skill is something call Empirical Knowledge, when attacking has a 15% chance to identify the weakness of enemy with the highest max hp among those struck, granting you the following bonuses against them, Damage per stack +1%, Enemy DEF ignored per stack +1 % effect duration 10 sec, stack up to 3 times (level 1) MAX level is 6

  4. Fiory

    Do bishops and explorer classes not give any link skills??

  5. Michael

    Maybe adding Hoyoung link skill as well?

  6. Speedy

    Hi Ayumi. There isnt a link skill for Zen, read on reddit they removed it a while back :/

  7. Hoodie

    Hi Ayumi. Cygnus Knight link skill got changed and I think it is now one of the best link skills in the game tbh.

  8. BlackPPT

    i have a link skill call Archer’s instinct and it was from pathfinder

  9. Landom

    Will there be an update here to the latest link skill changes? Heard there are changes to Cygnus, Adventurers and Canoneer

  10. favku

    Now all link skill is maxed at level 2

  11. Vincent

    I got the same problem with my 210 Kaiser in Maplesea, the link skill still stick to level 2 instead of 3. Can anyone clarify?

  12. Kit

    I just leveled up a Cannoneers to Level 210. However, the link skill still stick to level 2 instead of 3. Anyone knows if this is a bug or Nexon removed them like JMS?

  13. Ayumilove Post author

    @Epi: Thanks for your suggestion! I have re-sorted the Link skills by MapleStory job and also updated the title to be Job name followed by the Link Skill name.

  14. Epi

    Hi, I noticed that for most of the classes each link skill is listed as “Class (Link Skill Name)”, like “Aran (Combo Kill Blessing)”. But Cadena’s, Illium’s, and Ark’s don’t follow that pattern. Would it be okay if you changed those and re-alphabetized them to make the link skills easier to find? (The Cygnus Knights and Resistance link skills aren’t alphabetical, either.)

  15. Ayumilove Post author

    @Yarp: Thanks for the notice! I have updated this page with Ark info.

  16. Yarp

    It’s not updated with Ark

  17. Ayumilove Post author

    @Valefor: Thanks for pointing it out. It’ll be added into the list above 🙂

  18. Valefor

    this is crazy, kinesis link skill isnt on recommended list? wow, cd+4% isnt a joke wtf

  19. Logan

    What are the best link skills for ark
    Im maining ark and im wondering what the best links to improve him.

  20. Aiko

    For that matter, shouldn’t both lists be “best 13”, in the case that you are already playing one of those classes on the list? (Since you get that automatically always.)

  21. Yl

    As in should we classify Ark’s link skill under “BEST LINK SKILLS TO USE FOR BOSSING” 😛

  22. Ayumilove Post author

    @Yl: Great at bossing. You can roast the boss with 3 skills. 1 bind skill (Entrnacing Confinment) + 1 invincibility skill (Memory of the Root) + 1 instant high damage skill (Crawling Fear). Ark is kinda weak during Flora form, you will need to buff yourself up with Chain Skills or trigger the Gust Charge Drive, Abyss Charge Drive and Scarlet Charge Drive (similar to Cadena)

  23. Yl

    Is Ark link skill good for bossing?

  24. Wert

    Cadena link is effected to boss ??

  25. TalestoryJL

    WOW Thank you for your Guide!!!

    and thank you for all others who helped the making process of this post xD

    ps. Kaiser is LOVE

  26. Ayumilove Post author

    @Sajius: Thanks for the notice! I have made the necessary corrections to the Beast Tamer link skills!

  27. Sajius

    Hey Ayumi,

    Typo in best skills for bossing section:

    Beast Tamer: Boss Damage, Critical Damage (For GMS Players)

    Should be rate not crit damage.



    Does MapleSea has level 3 link skill?

  29. Ayumilove Post author

    @natsyrt: The Best Link skills list is not sorted in any particular order.

  30. natsyrt

    why is kanna above demon avenger for boss? they are the same except for the possibility of wild rage being able to increase past 10% to 15% so should that not make it ahead of kanna?… also for specifically bossing should demon slayer be above both of them since even at level 70 it has higher than the demon avenger at 70 and the kanna at 120?..

  31. Ayumilove Post author

    @Vodka: It depends on MapleStory region. Some MapleStory region such as KMS, MSEA, ThaiMS does not have Beast Tamer job. Only GMS server has Beast Tamer.

  32. Vodka

    Are Cadena/Illium link skills really that good? I thought Beast Tamer’s would be better than theirs? Could you elaborate please?
    Are Cadena/Illium link skills that good? I thought for sure Beast Tamer would be better than theirs… Could you elaborate on your decision?

  33. Ayumilove Post author

    @AlternaZPC: Thanks for your suggestion! I have updated the list from 14 to 12. Also, I have updated the list of jobs.

  34. AlternaZPC

    Dear Ayumi
    At section “TOP 12 LINK SKILLS TO USE” you have recommended up to 14 skills.
    Do you mind to reduce it 14 > 12 for matching with topic because each character may have maximum up to 13 Link Skills(including their original one) at the same time. So 14 number may cause some newbie player vacillate.

    Thank you and Warm Regards
    AlternaZPC Thailand Maplestory’s guide

  35. Ayumilove Post author

    @caramelCat: Mercedes, Aran and Evan are the main 3 jobs that I personally recommend to train for MapleStory newcomers. Aran and Evan will save you alot of with the HP and MP potions in the long run and the Combo Kill and Rune EXP will help you level up a lot faster. Mercedes will benefit as well regardless of being below or above Level 200. If you have the time or money (to buy 2X EXP Coupon + EXP Pendant), then you can create all the Top 12 Link Skills.

  36. caramelCat

    Hi, Ayumilove.
    Is your recommended order for link skills what you have listed there?
    eg) Mercedes being #1 and Cannonneer for #12?
    If I only wanted to pick a 3-4 link skills and wanted to grind out on a main (mobbing, pretty much), which would you recommend? Thanks. 🙂

  37. Ayumilove Post author

    @all: Skill Update
    1. Keen Edge (Level 1: All Stats: 10 → 15, Attack Power Increase: 5 → 10, Magic Attack Power Increase: 5 → 10)
    2. Keen Edge (NEW → Level 2: All Stats: 25, Attack Power Increase: 15, Magic Attack Power Increase: 15)

  38. Ayumilove Post author

    @NewPlayer: I would recommend to get Mercedes, Evan and then Aran for their link skills. Evan EXP Rune is very useful when you defeat boss within the time frame. (e.g. Normal Zakum)

  39. Ayumilove Post author

    @Jay: Thanks for the correction! I have corrected the typo “Luminious” to “Luminous”. 🙂

  40. Jay

    You have a little mistake at the top of this page. Top 7 it says “Luminious” instead of “Luminous”.
    Just so you can edit 🙂
    Thanks for the guide though!

  41. NewPlayer

    Can i ask you something?
    What is the First job must have a link skill for another job.
    I think it’s mercedes (for exp boots)

    What about Aran(combo kill exp) and Evan(use for exp’s rune),
    They don’t good enough to leveling for boot exp right?

  42. noobID7

    hi i would like to ask if my main is dualblade~ what link skill should i get will benefit me

  43. itsGir

    @Darian The STR/DEX/LUK is Xenon’s Legion Bonus, not his Link Skill. His Link Skill is % All Stats as listed above

  44. Darian

    Hey, the link skill list says that Xenon’s link skill gives additional STR, DEX and LUK, but the skill descripton for Xenon says that it boosts all additional stats. Does Xenon’s link skill only give the 3 stats or does does it increase all stats?

  45. Ayumilove Post author

    @vincent: Some link skills have level 3 and some only have level 2.

  46. vincent

    good day ayumi, just a quick check. are all the links capped at maximum level 2 ? i heard that there isnt any level 3 link . is that true?

  47. Ayumilove Post author

    @mike: (How to link “Link Skills” to primary character)
    Open the skill window of your main/primary character. Go over to the Beginner Skill tab. Then, find for the Link skill tab. Click on it to open the Link Skill Window. Click on the yellow button “Link” for those skills that you want on your main character. You can only switch to different character once per day. If you can’t find any link skills in the Link Skill window, this means you do not have any other characters on the same world as your main character, OR, those characters that you have on the same world as your main character does not provide link skill.

  48. wardissolver

    they all say character within the same world but it never tells me if it should be with your own characters in the same world or just any character in the same world

  49. mike

    do you link with one of your own characters or a friends character I can’t find even 1 tutorial that tell’s me how to link with a character

  50. why?

    @ImNoob 😀 You can just ask here

  51. ImNoob :D

    hi 🙂 do you have facebook page ?? i have so many things to ask :O) im noob

  52. Dienstag


    Regarding +damage link skills & GMS reboot,

    I’d like to stress that due to reboot’s basic skill “increase damage by 1% every 2 levels”,
    Kanna & Demon avenger link skills are massively devalued as compared to Phantom’s Crit rate skills or Demon Slayer’s Boss damage/ BT’s crit + boss damage link skills.

    At level 200 with average gear on my NWalker, I’m sitting at 172% bonus damage. 53% crit rate, 38% boss damage, and 85% IED (got some unique lines on this).

    This means that there are major diminishing returns from Kanna and Demon Avenger’s link skills for 10% damage at level 120.

    Not sure if the other servers have this buff.

    GMS reboot

  53. Ayumilove Post author

    @Erikuzuma: Thanks! I have corrected the skill name.

  54. Erikuzuma

    Hello Ayumi,

    Where it says “Fury Unleashed (Link Skill)” I think you mean “Demon Slayer (Fury Unleashed)”. I got confused for a second searching for it because I was looking by class name, not skill.

  55. IIkinesis

    I just wanted to tell you, that ur the best, i made all my link chars, by googling ur page and its perfect always. TYVM 4 such an effort u do for us (nibs)

  56. Ayumilove Post author

    @Qriox: I did a quick check on GMS MapleStory, and Mihile provides “Knight’s Watch” Link Skill to other character rather than “Guardian of Light”. Guardian of Light (old skill) is replaced by Knight’s Watch (new skill). I have removed the “Guardian of Light” from this article but the stats is migrated to the new Knight’s Watch skill for Mihile. Thanks for bringing it up!

  57. Qriox

    Ayumi, you should correct Mihile’s link skill. He has Knight’s Watch for himself, but he shares Guardian of Light to other characters.

  58. DeadIyThrow

    So I saw a video that said that Mercedes and Cygnus Knights give a skill, across your entire account, that increases stats. Did he mean just in the same server where the class resides? Sorry I’m just coming back to Maple, havent played since opening Year.

  59. Ayumilove Post author

    @Takeshi: Xenon link skill does not increase HP/MP. It only increases your All Stats. (STR, DEX, INT, LUK)

  60. Takeshi

    Does Xenon link skill increase HP/MP? Thanks

  61. Yeexian

    Does xenon link skill increase hp?

  62. user

    does resistance link skill get affected by buff duration? like when i die , its normally 8 sec invincible wif 4 links. if i have 80% buff dura, it will become 14 sec invincible? really need more invincibility for magnus

  63. Elvin

    i have a DA and hw can i transfer DA link skills back to DA after i have transferred to other char? Do i just have to unlink the link skills?

  64. Jelly

    what about blaster? i think it give damage 45%

  65. Ayumilove Post author

    @M2xs: It does not work if you try to create 1 or more Demon Avenger to link to the main which is also a Demon Avenger. If you try to link job of the same type/kind (e.g. Mercedes linking to another Mercedes for bonus EXP effects, it will not apply).

  66. M2xs

    Hey love ur guides!
    Playing demon avenger and wondering if I make a another DA can I link that to main?
    Thank you!

  67. Ayumilove Post author

    @Norman: Happy Chinese New Year 2017! Some skills have max Level 1 though, and some have Level 3.

  68. Norman

    Isn’t all link skills level 2 max now?

  69. RebootJay

    The Cygnus link skill al level 2 is:

    Abnormal Status Resistance: +5, Elemental Resistance: +5%

  70. Justin Leong

    ZXC, recently the Maplesea character slot is free till max. Check out the cash shop asap.

  71. Ayumilove Post author

    @ZXC: You can purchase Character Slot from Cash Shop using either NXCash (GMS) or aCash (MapleSEA). MapleStory character slots can go from 4 and up to 32 slots. You may refer to the Top 12 Link Skills to use as a reference to prioritize what skills you want for your main character.

  72. Msea guy

    @ZXC : You can buy character slots for free. It’s in Cash Shop.

  73. ZXC

    Hello AyumiLove, I just started playing Maplesea and found out that there is only 4 character slots.

    But this link skills guide mentioned that there are 12 best characters for link skills.

    I was wondering out of these 4 character slots, whether I should devote some of these slots for the link skils and the rest to be my main.

    Which link skills I should go for? How many slots should I devote towards the link skills?

    What do you think?

    Thanks 🙂

  74. Ayumilove Post author

    @YM: It should be around Level 178 for both Level 4 and Level 5 for MapleStory Zero Link Skill.

  75. YM

    Can i know what level would be for Zero for link skill Lv.5?Thanks

  76. Jsjsjjs

    Please Best link skill for night lord

  77. question

    @ ayumilove: i meant the link skill slots… like do we have to put it 5 times on the link skill slots? not the character slots. we have the expansion coupon alr 0 cash to 32 or 40 char i forgot.

  78. J

    If Aran level 200 it’s Level 2, but for level 3 link skill Aran needs to be Level 210.
    Level 3 link skill will be available, if Aran reaches level 210.
    On GMS, the Aran’s Link Skill is available, but if you link to 1 character then that character will receive the extra EXP every 50 combos it can only link 1 character at a time that’s how far I know.
    It will be level 2 if your Aran is level 200, until u reach level 210 on Aran it will become level 3 link skill.

  79. Blackstar

    answer: yup, there are free character slots can be found in the cash shop.

  80. Ayumilove Post author

    @question: Does MapleSEA have Character Slot Coupons to expand the total number of characters you can have in 1 particular server? (example: Aquila with 32~40 characters instead of just 12). Global MapleStory have those coupons that can be purchased from Cash Shop, and these coupons help expand the total number of character slots you can have.

  81. Ayumilove Post author

    @J: Could you help checked whether Aran “Linked Skill” Level 3 is available to other characters? Aran will get Level 3 when he/she is at Level 200, but how about other character receiving his/her “Linked Skill”? Will it be Level 2 or Level 3?

  82. question

    maplesea wont be having link skills lvl 3 am i right? also regarding the resistance and cygnus stacking, is it means using 5 out of the 12 slots to get the 25% resistance? if its like that then i think its bad.

  83. J

    Aran’s Link skill have a max of 3.
    Level 3: Combo Kill Marble EXP: 900% (permanently)

    I was on Aran few minutes ago to check it, and it’s master level 3.

  84. Ayumilove Post author

    @christopher quinonez: Thanks for the notice! It’s a copy-paste issue. I have removed it. Aran Link skill has a max level of 2.

  85. Ayumilove Post author

    @Angelo: Probably a copy-paste issue. There should be only Level 1 and Level 2 for Aran Link Skill.

  86. Ayumilove Post author

    @question: I believe Jett’s Core Aura is random.
    Each stats (STR / DEX / INT / LUK / Weapon Attack / Magic Attack) has a max of 28 points.
    Total stats is 168, and random stats available is 83 stats.
    Purchase “Condensed Supernova Dust” aka Stardust to enhance Jett’s Core Aura.
    This can enhance up any 1 of the stats as high as 28 (but rare). Highest stat I seen is 23~24.
    There are players who has obtained 24 weapon attack for their Jett after enhancing it 7~8 times.

  87. Angelo

    Isn’t Aran’s level 3 link skill 900% combo marble exp? It should be 900% instead of 650% at max level.

  88. question

    can u give like the stats for core aura? medium boost is how many wa and ma ?

  89. Shan

    Aran link skill is still the same at lv.210 ? that mean i dont need to rush Aran to 210 if posible xD

  90. Chong

    ab’s and mihile’s link skill counted as buff? will they get longer duration if i gt mechanic character card?

  91. chong

    ab’s link skill and mihile’s link skill counted as buff ? will they get longer duration if i gt mechanic character card

  92. genkaix1

    Some of these are incorrect since they got rid of min/max crit.

  93. Eugene

    Hi everybody, can someone please tell me what would be the best 12 link skills and 9 character cards for kaiser?

  94. Guy

    @christopher quinonez, Yes but the exp boosts applies to those orbs you pick up to get exp. So it’s basicly trash.

  95. christopher quinonez

    hello ayumi… this is correct?

    Maha blesses your combos.
    Level 1: Combo Kill Marble EXP: +400% (permanently)
    Level 2: Combo Kill Marble EXP: +650% (permanently)
    Level 3: Combo Kill Marble EXP: +650% (permanently) <——- is 650%? same level 2 ?

  96. christopher

    hello ayumi… this is correct?

    Maha blesses your combos.
    Level 1: Combo Kill Marble EXP: +400% (permanently)
    Level 2: Combo Kill Marble EXP: +650% (permanently)
    Level 3: Combo Kill Marble EXP: +650% (permanently) <——- is 650%? same level 2 ?

  97. Xenos

    What does it mean by permanent increase? Does that mean even if you switch link targets they still retain the link skill effect?

  98. Nimue

    Yes Mike, ofcourse they do :D.
    Every single Link Skill stack, except if you got like a second Kanna. Then it wouldnt be like:
    10% + 10% = 20%.
    But every Single Link Skills stacks with eatchother.

  99. Mike

    Anyone know if Kanna and DA Link Skills stack? I already have a level 120 Kanna, and I hate DA’s but for 20% damage extra it’d be worth.

  100. Norman

    is the new aran link skill worth taking for leveling?

  101. Nimue

    @Yichor I would say Kaisers’ is a must! It increases your health with 10% So yeah, it just helps alot

  102. Yichor

    What is the best link skill and cards for demon avenger

  103. Nir

    my phantom link skill isn’t working can anyone help?

  104. Soh Jiong Hao

    @All/Everyone: A repost of my MapleStorySEA blog posts on character cards, link skills, will of the forces beginner skill, empress blessing beginner skill, as well as the contents page blog post. They may be quite outdated, but I hope the blog posts can help players who experience the same content whichever legally licensed version they play in. Feel free to leave comments, suggestions and questions in my blog. Alternatively, I can be contacted the fastest via FaceBook (Please FaceBook message me) at

    Thank you.

    Contents page blog post:

  105. Soh Jiong Hao

    In English:

    @Jose: According to Google Translate, Jose’s question, which is in Spanish, is:
    “hello, hey I want to know the best combination of skill link that can happen to a luminus …”

    This may be a good, but may not be the best combination of link skills for a Luminous, as well as other magician jobs.

    Please take note that any character can have up to 12 other link skills from other characters, and these link skills are not the same link skill as the character’s own link skill, if the character has any. If a character has its own link skill, it can use it as well. If a character’s own link skill can reach a higher level by training other jobs or characters with the same link skill to stack the character’s own link skill’s level, this will be treated as the same link skill, that is, it will not be counted in the “12 other different link skills” from other characters.

    This is my answer, based on MapleStorySEA, as a MapleStorySEA (MapleStory South-East Asia) player. Some jobs in MapleStorySEA, like Zen, do not exist in some versions yet, unless announced by their respective game publishers or game hosters. Likewise, some jobs like Kinesis, Blaster and Beast Tamer, do not exist in MapleStorySEA yet, by AsiaSoft. In my opinion, it is very likely that jobs originating from the original Korean MapleStory (KMS) by Nexon Korea, meaning for example, Kinesis and Blaster, will exist if MapleStorySEA still continues to operate. Beast Tamer is a job which originated from MapleStory Global, and some versions, like MapleStorySEA, do not have it yet, unless announced.

    IMPORTANT NOTE:***Please kindly refer to the link skills of Beast Tamer, Kinesis and Blaster. ***

    Not confirmed to be in any particular order of the extent of “damage over time” boost, but I will try to list this from the highest extent character, to the lowest:

    1) Demon Avenger
    2) Kanna
    3) Xenon
    4) Hayato
    5) Cannon Shooter
    6) Zen
    7) Angelic Buster
    8) Demon Slayer
    9) Luminous
    10) Zero
    11) Phantom
    12) 5 Knights of Cygnus (NOTE: NOT Mihile(Mikhail)) – the link skill of Cygnus jobs boosts % elemental resistance and % status resistance, but NOT damage over time, in any way.

    Character card combination(use at least rank S (lv100 to lv199):
    Zen + Cannon Shooter + Viper,
    Hayato + Dark Knight + Demon Avenger,
    Kanna + Luminous + Flame Wizard

    ***IMPORTANT NOTE***: When Kinesis comes to MapleStorySEA, the link skill combination for magicians would become as such:

    1) Demon Avenger
    2) Kanna
    3) Xenon
    4) Hayato
    5) Cannon Shooter
    6) Zen
    7) Angelic Buster
    8) Demon Slayer
    9) Luminous
    10) Zero
    11) Phantom
    12) Kinesis

    Character card combination(use at least rank S (lv100 to lv199) after Kinesis arrives in MapleStorySEA:
    Zen + Cannon Shooter + Viper,
    Hayato + Dark Knight + Demon Avenger,
    Kanna + Luminous + Kinesis

    Character card combination(use at least rank S (lv100 to lv199) after Blaster arrives in MapleStorySEA (Blaster is released after Kinesis in KMS, if I am not wrong):
    Zen + Cannon Shooter + Viper,
    Hayato + Blaster + Demon Avenger,
    Kanna + Luminous + Kinesis

    Note: Dark Knight’s character card boosts 4% HP at rank S.

    Thank you.

    All the above is translated by Google Translate, from English into Spanish as well. Thank you.

    En inglés:
    Jose: Según Google Translate, la pregunta de José, que está en español, es la siguiente:
    “hola, hola quiero saber la mejor combinación de enlace habilidad que le puede pasar a un luminus …”

    Esta puede ser una buena, pero puede no ser la mejor combinación de habilidades vínculo para un luminoso, así como otros trabajos de mago.

    Por favor, tenga en cuenta que cualquier personaje puede tener otros hasta 12 habilidades de enlace de otros personajes, y estas habilidades de enlace no son la misma habilidad enlace como propia habilidad enlace del carácter, si el personaje tiene ninguna. Si un personaje tiene su propia habilidad enlace, puede usarlo también. Si propia habilidad enlace de un personaje puede llegar a un nivel superior mediante la capacitación de otros trabajos o personajes con la misma habilidad enlace a apilar propio nivel de habilidades de enlace del personaje, este será tratado como la misma habilidad de enlace, es decir, que no se contará en los “12 otros diferentes habilidades de enlace” de otros personajes.

    Esta es mi respuesta, basado en MapleStory MAR, como MapleStorySEA (MapleStory Asia sudoriental) jugador. Algunos puestos de trabajo en MapleStorySEA, como el Zen, no existen en algunas versiones, sin embargo, a no ser anunciado por sus respectivos editores de juegos o hosters juego. Del mismo modo, no existen algunos trabajos como Kinesis, Blaster y Bestia Tamer en MapleStorySEA embargo, por Asiasoft. En mi opinión, es muy probable que los trabajos procedentes de la MapleStory original de Corea (KMS) por Nexon Corea, lo que significa, por ejemplo, Kinesis y Blaster, existirá si MapleStorySEA todavía sigue funcionando. Bestia Tamer es un trabajo que se originó en MapleStory Global, y algunas versiones, como MapleStorySEA, no tienen todavía, a no ser anunciada.

    NOTA IMPORTANTE: *** consulte por favor amablemente a las habilidades de enlace de Bestia Tamer, Kinesis y Blaster. ***

    No se ha confirmado estar en cualquier orden particular de la medida de “daño en el tiempo” impulso, pero voy a tratar de enumerar esto desde el más alto carácter medida, a la más baja:
    1) Demonio Vengador
    2) Kanna
    3) Xenon
    4) Hayato
    5) Cañón Tirador
    6) Zen
    7) Angelic Buster
    8) Demon Slayer
    9) Luminoso
    10) Zero
    11) Phantom
    12) 5 Caballeros de Cygnus (NOTA: NO Mihile (Mijail)) – la habilidad de enlace de los empleos de Cygnus impulsa% elemental resistencia estado resistencia y%, pero no dañan con el tiempo, de ninguna manera.

    Combinación de cartas de personaje (el uso de al menos el rango S (LV100 a lv199):
    Zen + cañón tirador + Viper,
    Hayato + Dark Knight + demonio vengador,
    Kanna + luminoso + Asistente Llama
    *** NOTA IMPORTANTE ***: Cuando Kinesis trata de MapleStorySEA, la combinación de habilidades de enlace para los magos se convertiría como tal:
    1) Demonio Vengador
    2) Kanna
    3) Xenon
    4) Hayato
    5) Cañón Tirador
    6) Zen
    7) Angelic Buster
    8) Demon Slayer
    9) Luminoso
    10) Zero
    11) Phantom
    12) Kinesis

    Combinación de cartas de personaje (el uso de al menos el rango S (LV100 a lv199) después Kinesis llega a MapleStorySEA:
    Zen + cañón tirador + Viper,
    Hayato + Dark Knight + demonio vengador,
    Kanna + luminoso + Kinesis

    Combinación de cartas de personaje (el uso de al menos el rango S (LV100 a lv199) después Blaster llega a MapleStorySEA (Blaster se libera después de Kinesis de KMS, si no estoy equivocado):
    Zen + cañón tirador + Viper,
    Hayato + Blaster + demonio vengador,
    Kanna + luminoso + Kinesis

    Nota: aumenta la carta de personaje de Dark Knight 4% de HP en rango S.

  106. jose

    hola, oye quisiera saber la mejor combinacion de link skill que se le pueden pasar a un luminus…

  107. Soh Jiong Hao

    The Knights of Cygnus, excluding Mihile, (when all 5 – Soul Master, Striker, Wind Breaker, Flame Wizard and Night Walker), are revamped in the veraion(s), you are playing, can stack up to 5 times. Up to 25% elemental resistance and 25% status resistance is possible if transferred to a non-knight of cygnus character. Whereas, up to 30% is possible for a knight of cygnus character receiving the link skill from 4 other knights of cygnus. (Effect when transferred is 5% per transfer from 1 knight of cygnus, but each knight of cygnus (not Mihile), has 10% for itself – the effect is halved when transferred.) For version(s) which only have Soul Master, Striker and Wind Breaker revamped, but not Flame Wizard and Night Walker, they can only stack up to 3 times. The link skill mentioned here is he lv2 link skill when a REVAMPED (can level up to lv250, instead of only up to lv120) knight of cygnus (NOT Mihile) reaches lv120.

  108. Yatropy

    Hi There! I wanted to ask if you put like.. 3 Cygnus Knight’s Link Skills, cauze I thought they stacked? Do they count as 1 or as 3? 😛

  109. Tamir

    Just wanted to mention that Mihile’s link skill is different for him,but remains the same (100% stance for x time) for characters you linked it to.

  110. Soh Jiong Hao

    I will try to attempt to answer your question, but this is based on MapleStorySEA (Please Ctrl+F “LINK SKILLS TO USE”), and based on the prediction that Kinesis and Blaster will eventually come to MapleStorySEA.

    I do not know if Beast Tamer is in the version you play (This means replacing the Knight of Cygnus (NOT Mihile) link skill with the Kinesis link skill only).

    This is assuming that any character that only have up to 12 OTHER link skills that are different from its own link skill, and are from other characters.

    (If the character’s own link skill level can be raised by training other characters with the same link skill, that particular link skill is not included in the 12 OTHER link skills.)

    Thank you.

    [1] Main: Magician with NO link skill(Primary stat INT, secondary stat LUK)



    If main character magician is Luminous, or Kanna, or Kinesis, or Battlemage


    1) lv100+ MAGICIAN Main (level 120+ for magicians with link skills e.g. Luminous, Kanna, Kinesis, Battlemage)

    Characters to train to boost damage range:

    2) level 150 revamped Knight of Cygnus FOR LEVEL 30 EMPRESS BLESSING, for +30 weapon/magic attack to all OTHER characters EXCEPT ITSELF. (IMPORTANT NOTE: This CAN be Flame Wizard. If it is not Flame Wizard, a level 120 Flame Wizard must also be trained. Refer to character numbers 17 to 19 in this list. Thank you.)

    3) lv120 Kanna (***NOTE: Only needed if the main character is NOT Kanna.***)

    4) lv120 Demon Avenger

    5) lv120 Xenon

    6) lv120 Hayato

    7) lv120 Cannon Shooter

    8) lv120 Zen

    9) lv120 Angelic Buster

    10) lv120 Demon Slayer

    11) level 120 Luminous (***NOTE: Only needed if the main character is NOT Luminous.***)

    12) lv120 revamped Flame Wizard (***NOTE: Only needed if the character at number 2 in the list is not Flame Wizard.***)

    13) lv100 Viper

    14) lv180 Zero

    15) lv120 Phantom

    16) lv100 Dark Knight

    17) lv120 revamped Knight of Cygnus

    18) lv120 revamped Knight of Cygnus

    19) lv120 revamped Knight of Cygnus


    20) level 120 Kaiser (**Note: Only needed if the main character IS a LUMINOUS, OR a KANNA.***)


    Up to 12 link skills from other characters can be used.

    LINK SKILLS to USE: (The names and details of the link skills will NOT be stated here, unless necessary.)

    1) level 2 or higher, up to level 10, link skill from level 120 knights of cygnus

    2) level 2 link skill from level 120 Kanna (NOTE: If the main character is a Kanna, this will be the main character’s own link skill.)

    3) level 2 link skill from level 120 Demon Avenger

    4) level 2 link skill from level 120 Xenon

    5) level 1 link skill from level 70+ Hayato (Not sure if level 2 link skill at level 120 will be released in the future for MapleStorySEA.)6) level 2 link skill from level 120 Cannon Shooter

    7) link skill from level 120 Zen (link skill at level 70: MINIMUM +2 to STR, DEX, INT, LUK, weapon attack and magic attack.

    link skil at level 120: MINIMUM +3 to MINIMUM +2 to STR, DEX, INT, LUK, weapon attack and magic attack.)

    8) level 2 link skill from level 120 Angelic Buster

    9) level 2 link skill from level 120 Demon Slayer

    10) level 2 link skill from level 120 Luminous (NOTE: If the main character is a Luminous, this will be the main character’s own link skill.)

    11) level 5 link skill from level 180 Zero (This is obtained when the 2nd last Zero storyline quest is done at level 178. Maple World quests and EXP from Maple World are unlocked after completion of the last Zero storyline quest at level 180).

    12) level 2 link skill from level 120 Phantom


    13) level 2 link skill from level 120 Kaiser (**Note: Only needed if the main character is a LUMINOUS OR a KANNA.***)


    9 Rank S CHARACTER CARD COMBINATION: (IMPORTANT: the commas separate each group of three.)

    level 120 Zen + level 120 Cannon Shooter + level 100 Viper, level 120 Hayato + level 100 Dark Knight + level 120 Demon Avenger, level 120 Flame Wizard + level 120 Luminous + level 120 Kanna



    1) level 100 to level 199 Ice/Lightning Archmage has the same character card boost (at Rank S of the character card) as level 100 to level 199 Flame Wizard, but Ice/Lightning Archmage’s card is of the explorer type, while Flame Wizard’s card is of the knights of cygnus type. If level 100+ Ice/Lightning Archmage is used in place of level 120+ Flame Wizard for the character card combination for this main character, one more character must be trained (which is the level 120+ Flame Wizard), to reach level 10 for the stackable knight of cygnus link skill, for % elemental resistance and % status resistance.

    2) NOTE: Revamped Knights of Cygnus refer to Soul Master, Wind Breaker, Striker, Flame Wizard and Night Walker ONLY. Mihile is NOT included in them.

    The % elemental resistance and % status resistance link skill of revamped knights of cygnus, can be stacked up to level 10, when all 5 DIFFERENT revamped knights of cygnus are trained to level 120, with their link skills passed to one single character.

    3) There are 2 job revamps for the 5 knights of cygnus –

    The first revamp was for Soul Master, Wind Breaker and Striker. The second revamp was for Flame Wizard and Night Walker. Only revamped knights of cygnus can train beyond level 120, and only revamped knights of cygnus have the % elemental resistance and % status resistance link skill.

    4)***NOTE: DO NOT use Eunwol’s link skill for main.***


    When Kinesis arrives in MapleStorySEA:

    Order to train characters:

    1. lv100+ MAGICIAN Main (level 120+ for magicians with link skills e.g. Luminous, Kanna, Kinesis, Battlemage)

    2. level 150 Knight of Cygnus (NOT Mihile)

    3. lv120 Demon Avenger

    4. lv120 Kanna

    5. lv120 Xenon

    6. lv120 Hayato

    7. lv120 Cannon Shooter

    8. lv120 Zen

    9. lv120 Angelic Buster

    10. lv120 Demon Slayer

    11. lv100 Dark Knight

    12. lv120 Luminous

    13. lv120 Kinesis (USE ITS LINK SKILL)

    14. lv100 Viper

    15. lv180 Zero

    16. lv120 Phantom

    Character card combination:

    level 120 Zen + level 120 Cannon Shooter + level 100 Viper, level 120 Hayato + level 100 Dark Knight + level 120 Demon Avenger, level 120 Kinesis + level 120 Luminous + level 120 Kanna


    When Blaster arrives in MapleStorySEA:

    Order to train characters:

    1. lv100+ MAGICIAN Main (level 120+ for magicians with link skills e.g. Luminous, Kanna, Kinesis, Battlemage)

    2. level 150 Knight of Cygnus (NOT Mihile)

    3. lv120 Demon Avenger

    4. lv120 Kanna

    5. lv120 Xenon

    6. lv120 Hayato

    7. lv120 Cannon Shooter

    8. lv120 Zen

    9. lv120 Angelic Buster

    10. lv120 Demon Slayer

    11. lv120 Blaster

    12. lv120 Luminous

    13. lv120 Kinesis (USE ITS LINK SKILL)

    14. lv100 Viper

    15. lv180 Zero

    16. lv120 Phantom

    Character card combination:

    level 120 Zen + level 120 Cannon Shooter + level 100 Viper, level 120 Hayato + level 120 Blaster + level 120 Demon Avenger, level 120 Kinesis + level 120 Luminous + level 120 Kanna


  111. Fernando

    hi Ayumilove, my quest is: what link skill i need for arch mage I/L ???

  112. Soh Jiong Hao

    Hi again, Ayumilove. I would like to share the following blog post I have written, for MapleStorySEA players. It includes the order to train characters to train to boost the damage of specific main characters.

    I have also added in the order to train characters when Kinesis, and when Blaster (which are both jobs from the original KMS) arrive in MapleStorySEA. (Hopefully, MapleStorySEA is still operating by then:x)

    The blog’s server has low bandwidth, so 502 Bad Gateway may be encountered. You may have to keep refreshing the webpage.

    Thank you.

  113. Ayumilove Post author

    Go for these 6 link skills:
    1. Mercedes (Archer)
    2. Kannna (Magician) = Damage
    3. Demon Avenger (Warrior) = Damage
    4. Hayato (Warrior) = Weapon/Magic Attack
    5. Demon Slayer (Warrior) = Boss Damage
    6. Kaiser (Warrior) = HP

    The other 3 makes way for other jobs to create good deck combination:
    1. Shade (Pirate)
    2. Mechanic (Pirate)
    3. Angelic Buster (Pirate)

  114. renaoshi

    @ayumi ahh thx for the ans thn mind would u mind listing it in the order which u think would be btr to train first?

  115. Quinnocent

    @Ciao: Many characters in Reboot now have very high damage %. A high-level character can easily push 300% against bosses (including their base damage and boss damage), if not much more, so adding the 10-15 extra % from link skills is useful, but it isn’t as huge as it looks. Kinesis link skill is competitive, in that context.

    And minimum crit damage is always useful. If your min crit exceeds your max crit, Maplestory actually transposes the two numbers. So if your min crit would be higher after all factors are counted, it swaps the two numbers to make your max crit higher. You never have wasted min crit.

    Beyond that, don’t forget hyperstats. Someone with Rank 2 Judgment, Min Crit 1, and Max Crit 7 has +9% to min and max crit for 61 hyper stat points. You’d have to spend 114 _additional_ SP to hit Min Crit 9 to get the same effect from hyper stats alone. Unless you’re very high level (I’m talking 220+), you probably have a better use for those points.

  116. Quinnocent

    Yes. Some characters with active link skills like that (Mercedes and Mihile in particular, probably others) just need to drag the skill from their own link skill manager to be able to use it.

    I’m not 100% sure, but I believe Mihile can get 100% stance early on by using that link skill before he gets the passive in later jobs.

    And yeah, at least to my eyes, the way it’s worded now (“Before Reboot” and “After Reboot”) might make people think that Guardian of Light is no longer available in Reboot. It’s a really important link skill for some classes, so it might be beneficial to make it a little clearer.

  117. Ayumilove Post author

    @renaoshi: The top 12 link skills to use is not sorted in any particular order.

  118. Ayumilove Post author

    @Ciao: You will get more min critical damage with characters on 100% crit. So you benefit more from it 🙂

  119. Ayumilove Post author

    @ye: Correct me if I’m wrong, doesn’t Mihile get the knockback resistance as well as the other characters linked to it?

  120. ye

    You should add a note to the old Mihile link skill explaining that the KB resistance is what your other characters get when you link it to them.

  121. Ciao

    What do you think of the kinesis link skill? It seems pretty shit, even on characters with 100% crit.

  122. Seb

    @ayumi thanks for the reply.. actually i was thinking of making a few of the link skill characters on top of the KoC blessing thing .. cause i read around and youtube .. plus also spending a whole lot of time reading your page for getting free damage.. so.. lol

  123. renaoshi

    mind telling me why kanna is listed #4 while demon avenger is list #7 whn their link skills give the same amount and dmg i think?

  124. Ayumilove Post author

    @Seb: It does not matter much if you are casually playing them. For those who are power-leveling (reaching to xx level at a shortest amount of time), then it will be essential to get the right class first, before creating your main character. Example: Creating a Mercedes and level it up to reach Level 120, so you can use its Link Skill “Elven Blessing” to link to other characters with +15% EXP Rate. This means faster leveling for other new jobs you make.

  125. Seb

    hi i’m kind of new playing maple.. yes i know this game has been there for years.. but i would like to ask.. does it matter which class i play in what order to apply the link skills and blessings to my characters?

  126. Ayumilove Post author

    @Bob: If you create another Demon Avenger and have it’s link skill linked to your main Demon Avenger, it will not work. Reason being, MapleStory does not allow player to stack the same link skill on top of the other. This same applies to all jobs (example: you can’t stack 3 Mercedes link skill to a main character to gain 3×10%=30% Experience Boost Rate.)

  127. Bob

    I haave a demon avenger already can i make another for the link skil again or it doesnt stack?

  128. Quinny

    Mihile’s link skill is different for Mihile himself (he gets the shield/buff), but when linked and used by another character, it’s still the other version (others get the 100% stance).

    I’m not sure if that’s intentional, but I can confirm that it was still working that way a few minutes ago.

  129. Ayumilove Post author

    @Blazer: Hi, I have updated the Mihile Link Skill based on the GMS v.168 Reboot Patch.

  130. Ayumilove Post author

    @Urafect: Thanks for the notice! I have removed the duplicated point #11 in the link skill limitations.

  131. Blazer

    Mihile Link Skill is different now, have it correct on your Mihile guide. You should probably change it to the correct link skill.

  132. Urafect

    In the link skills limitations aren’t #5 and #11 saying the same thing?

    5. Link skill is unlocked at Level 1, but you can only begin sharing your link skill upon reaching Level 70.

    11. You can start sharing your link skill to another character if the linker is Level 70 and above.

  133. Ayumilove Post author

    @Ant: I have removed the duplicate Kinesis link skill. Thanks for your feedback and Merry Christmas!

  134. Ant

    kinesis link skill posted twice

  135. Ayumilove Post author

    @Nick: You can’t grab another Link skill that your character already possess. Example: If your character is a Mercedes, you can’t get another 1 or more Mercedes to point to your Main Mercedes to boost its EXP Link Skill. That makes the game unbalance and Nexon MapleStory decided that you can stack the same link skill in the game.

  136. Nick

    I’m a bit confused on one thing. Can I stack link skills if one copy of the skill is my own class/passive skill? For example, can I link a Mercedes link skill (20% exp up) to Mercedes resulting in +40% exp?

  137. Ayumilove Post author

    @Rowena: You do not need to create another Kanna to provide Kanna’s link skill to another Kanna. Kanna itself already has that link skill which applies to herself.

  138. Rowena

    I have a Kanna as my main, do I have to make another kanna to get the link skill??

  139. KiDoKiD

    hi ayumi..i have NW..why i cant get another cygnus link for another cygnus char??
    this will come [nw class cannot receive cygnus bless (pirate)] MSEA

  140. Kersie

    Just want to know, how does damage reduction work? Does, say, luminous skill of ignore defense have the same effect on damage as kanna’s + damage? Is there somewhere where I caan read about how damage calculations work?

    Thx in advance. Love your guides 🙂

  141. phantom

    @QRin u have to link his skill to other character, only after u get at least 1 goddess teardrop. I got it in lv119

  142. QRin

    Hi Ayumi , when do you unlock Zero’s Link Skill ? My friend told me its Lv180 but I dont wanna try to level a character so high just for it.Can you tell me the exact?

  143. Ayumilove Post author

    @Elkian: Thanks for the correction on Angelic Buster Link Skill. I’ll be updating it now.

  144. Elkian

    Note: For Angelic Buster link, the 60/90/120% is for the Angelic Buster.
    On the char that receives it, it is halved, so it’s 30/45/60%.

  145. Ayumilove Post author

    @RawnRed: Thanks for the skill description. I’ll add it to the article above! Could you clarify regarding the 3/6 sec? In GMS Update highlights, it mentions it as 6 seconds. Where does the 3 come from?

  146. RawnDed

    There was a recent update for GMS that introduced a link skill for Resistance jobs (BaM, WH, Mech).
    Here is the skill description
    Resistance (Spirit of Freedom)
    You will not take damage for 3/6 sec after being revived. If other Resistance job classes exist on this account, then it can be stacked up to 3 times for each character who grants the link skill. Effects are reduced when used as a linked skill.
    LV1: Invincible for 1 sec after revive.
    LV2: Invincible for 2 sec after revive.

  147. Soh Jiong Hao

    @ISLE and to the rest: You are all welcome:)

  148. ILSE

    @Soh Jiong Hao. Thank you very much and thanks for answering all our questions!

  149. Soh Jiong Hao

    @ISLE. Yes, you can start passing a link skill while it is passable from a job with a link skill, to the desired receiving character. When the job with the link skill levels up its link skill, the same will occur to the desired receiving character’s received link skill:)

    What I will say below is based on MapleStorySEA.
    Kanna’s link skill gives a +10% boost to damage in total at level 120 of Kanna, which is the level to unlock the level 2 link skill. (possibly damage range).
    Demon Avenger’s link skill gives a +10% boost to damage in total at level 120 of Demon Avenger, which is the level to unlock the level 2 link skill. (possible damage range).
    A character can receive 1 Kanna link skill and 1 Demon Avenger link skill at the same time, as both characters’ link skills are considered different (they are from different jobs, and they have different link skill names.

    MapleStorySEA does not have level 3 link skills yet, I think, so I am unable to comment on level 3 link skills.

    In MapleStorySEA, this is how I would order the link skills, for the damage-boosting link skills, which are only available in MapleStorySEA (excluding Beast Tamer, excluding Jett, excluding Kinesis. These 3 jobs are curently not in MapleStorySEA).

    The order below is for jobs which are NOT Dark Knight, NOT a Phantom which has stolen and is using the 3rd job skill “Cross Over Chain” from Dark Knight, and NOT Demon Avenger.

    I will be mentioning Kaiser’s link skill below, after the order of 11 characters below. Please decide the order for the Kaiser and Cannon Shooter(stated in the order below, with asterisks “*”s) link skills:
    ***Kaiser’s level 2 link skill when Kaiser is level 120: +15% HP in total***
    ***Cannon Shooter’s level 2 link skil when Cannon Shooter is level 120: +25 stats AND +10% HP/MP in total***

    Reasons: Demon Avenger’s primary stat is HP. Please decide the order accordingly yourselves:)
    Reasons: Cross Over Chain buffs damage range, and the higher the unharmed buffed HP, the higher the buffed damage range increase given by this skill when this skill is active. Please decide the order accordingly yourselves:) as well. Thank you.

    1) Demon Avenger’s level 2 link skill when Demon Avenger is level 120: +10% damage in total (boost damage range)
    2) Kanna’s level 2 link skill when Kanna is level 120: +10% damage in total (boosts damage range)
    3) Xenon’s level 2 link skill when Xenon is level 120: +10% stats in total
    4) Hayato’s level 1 link skill when Hayato is at level 70: +10 stats AND + 5 weapon/magic attack
    [NOTE: I do not know when MapleStorySEA will get a link skill higher than level 1, for Hayato. Thank you.]
    5) ***Cannon Shooter (Cannoneer in other versions)’s level 2 link skill when Cannon Shooter is level 120: +25 stats AND +10% hp/mp***
    6) Zen’s link skill when Zen is level 120: Minimum + 3 stats AND +3 weapon/magic attack
    (at level 70 of Zen, the link skill is actually “Minimum +2 stats AND +2 weapon/magic attack”.
    I have no idea why the link skill still shows as level 1 in both the level 70 and level 120 cases.)
    7) Angelic Buster’s level 2 link skill when Angelic Buster is level 120: Active for 10 seconds, cooldown 90 Seconds: +45% skill damage for the character receiving it, but +90% skill damage for the Angelic Buster giving(passing) the link skill. Damage range is increased (by a lot!).
    8) Demon Slayer’s level 2 link skill when Demon Slayer is level 120: +15% boss damage in total
    9) Luminous’s level 2 link skill when Luminous is level 120: ignore 15% monster defense in total
    10) Zero’s level 5 link skill when Zero completes the 2nd last Zero storyline quest (unlocked at level 178): ignore 10% monster defense AND damage taken reduced by 15%.
    (IMPORTANT NOTE: Zero can unlock all Maple World quests (and EXP), at level 180, after the completion of the last Zero storyline quest, unlocked at level 180. It is recommended to complete this quest, even if your Zero is created and trained just for the level 5 link skill. Thank you.)
    11) Phantom’s level 2 link skill when Phantom is level 120: +15% to critical rate in total

    For Dark Knight, Demon Avenger, and a Phantom which has stolen the 3rd job skill Cross Over Chain from Dark Knight, do REMEMBER to include Kaiser’s level 2 link skill:
    ***Kaiser’s level 2 link skill when Kaiser is level 120: +15% HP in total***
    These 3 jobs need to remember to train the Cannon Shooter link skill for a % HP boost as well.
    As a reminder:
    ***Cannon Shooter’s level 2 link skil when Cannon Shooter is level 120: +25 stats AND +10% HP/MP in total***
    So please decide the order for the link skills for Cannon Shooter and Kaiser, yourselves, for those using Dark Knight, Phantom and Demon Avenger as your main characters.

    ***[As recommended by another MapleStorySEA player, Phantom should steal Rage (2nd job) from Hero, Cross Over Chain (3rd job) from Dark Knight, and Final Cut (4th job). I am currently using this combination for my Phantom non-main character, and the total buffed damage range is very high for Phantom using this combination.]***

    In MapleStorySEA, up to 12 link skills received from other characters can be obtained for each character, excluding each character’s own link skill, if there is any.

    For jobs which are NOT Dark Knight, NOT Demon Avenger and NOT Phantom,
    In MapleStorySEA only (because of the lack of Kinesis and Beast Tamer (and also Jett), and therefore their link skills and character cards),
    The 12th link skill to train for such jobs will be the ELEMENTAL AND STATUS % RESISTANCE link skill from revamped Knights of Cygnus
    (Stackable up to level 10. Required: level 120 Soul Master + level 120 Flame Wizard + level 120 Night Walker + level 120 Wind Breaker + level 120 Striker)
    10% at level 120 at the revamped Knight of Cygnus giving it. 5% is the total effect received by another character.

    Thank you.

  150. PhantomLord

    Need some advice on which link skills are important in order of importance. Thank you.

  151. ILSE

    Just wondering for example if u lvl
    up yr Mercedes to lvl 70 and pass the link skill to another character. If Mercedes is lvled up to 120, will the link skill be automatically leveled up for the guy holding Mercedes’ link skill or something else

  152. Partik

    Do you know if the Kanna and Demon Avenger Link skills add or multiply to total damage % that you get from Weapons and Nebs and stuff

  153. Ayumilove Post author

    @Totally not an elk wearing human skin: Thanks for your feedback! I’ll add it to the guide above.

  154. Ayumilove Post author

    @Vivelda: Thanks for the info, I have updated Xenon Link Skill. I guess Nexon thinks Xenon link skill is too OP (overpowering), so nerf it to max level 2. Here is a screenshot of the level 3 link of Hybrid logic skill:

  155. Totally not an elk wearing human skin

    Actually you can stack the KoC link skills, but only them, no other classes are able to stack link skill (also the stacked skills only take up 1 slot, so they only count as 1/12th in total). Also the level 3 Xenon link skill was removed, it maxes at level 2 now.
    Oh Edit: Each KoC has to be different though, so you can’t stack 2 TB links but you can stack 1 of each KoC links and get +25% status resist.

    Actually you can stack the KoC link skills, but only them, no other classes are able to stack link skill (also the stacked skills only take up 1 slot, so they only count as 1/12th in total). Also the level 3 Xenon link skill was removed, it maxes at level 2 now.

  156. Vivelda

    Hey I don’t think Xenon has a lvl 3 for their link skill. I’m on my Xenon and it says Current level 2 and doesn’t have a “Next level 3”

  157. Ayumilove Post author

    @Person: Currently GMS (Global MapleStory) does not have Kanna Level 3 Link Skill yet.

  158. Ayumilove Post author

    @Nevin: Yes, you will need to reach a certain character level to automatically level up the Link Skill. It does not require any SP (Skill Points).

  159. Person

    Does Kanna have level 3 link skill now?

  160. Nevin

    To lvl link skill, we have to lvl?

  161. Calvin

    I wanna ask my main is ds so the next job i should traing to make my ds to be strong would be wat job ??

  162. Ayumilove Post author

    @Anon: It’s not possible to stack link skills of the same class (e.g. 3 Kaiser link skills, or 3 Kanna, etc) as it makes the game imbalance. Tested by me personally.

  163. Anon

    Is it possible to stack link skill of koc by training more then 1 of the same class for example 2 or more strikers?

  164. Ayumilove Post author

    @Charles: Jobs can’t stack same link skill on top of another. Therefore, you can’t have 9 Kaiser link skills on 1 Kaiser. This makes it too overpower (OP).

  165. Charles

    Hi, if my main is a kaiser, can I make another kaiser to link to him?

  166. Ayumilove Post author

    @Moosers: Thanks for spotting the mistake. I have removed it now 🙂

  167. Moosers

    Beast Tamer link skills have a 4% right before the crit rate which should be removed 🙂

  168. HOLAAAA

    Xenon is 5% and 10% all Abilities, not stats as stated.

  169. NelsonLoh

    Thanks Ayumi! Btw, can Wind Archer receive empress blessing since Wind Archer is one of the Cygnus class, and if it can, how? Also, how to receive the fairy of blessing?

  170. Ayumilove Post author

    Choose a job that you have fun playing with. For instance, some players main a Mercedes who has superior mobility even though it has weak base damage compared to most of the jobs. Link skill knows no boundary. It can be used on any classes. What matter most is the cards you choose for your deck (3 cards per deck) to boost your character up.

  171. NelsonLoh

    Ayumi, may i know which job is the best to be the main job to have all the 12 most favorable linked skill stated above? or should i ask, can Wind Archer be the main job and receive all the link skill above including the empress blessing and the fairy of blessing?

  172. Ayumilove Post author

    @sasquach: The above is the latest. Kindly inform if I missed anything so I can update the guide above. 🙂

  173. Ayumilove Post author

    @ice: Thanks for mentioning about Shade’s Link Skill Close Call. I have added it into the list above!

  174. ice

    Looks like Shade’s link skill Close Call (GMS) was forgotten about… lol the pun.

  175. sasquach

    Is there anything that needs to be updated? This is not outdated right?

    Btw love your maple posts keep it up <3

  176. Ayumilove Post author

    @MrJuker: The guide above lists all the link skills available in the game.

  177. MrJuker

    Is there any other link skills? or is this all the link skills available in the game?

  178. Vincent

    Very thankful for your information here , gonna bookmark it ^^

  179. Ayumilove Post author

    @Likey Likey: Thanks for your feedback! I have updated Kanna’s and Hayato’s Link-Skill’s level details.

  180. Ayumilove Post author

    @RyudoQQ: Ensure that you have at least another spare character within the same world as your Demon Slayer. You can’t transfer skills if Demon Slayer is your only character within the world (e.g. Demon Slayer in Aquila/Scania, but you have another character in Bera = that doesn’t work) You could try leveling up to Level 100 as a Demon Slayer and try linking the skill to the other character within the same world.

  181. Ayumilove Post author

    @Ayumi2: MapleStory design the link system in such that it can only be used by 1 character only at any point of time. However, the link skill can be transfered to another character after 24 hours.

  182. Ayumi2

    Ayumi for exapmple if i wanna línk 12 skills to 2 characters at the same time, i cant because i can línk lets say the 12 skills Just for one character

  183. RyudoQQ

    Hello, I just made my demon slayer to get the skill it transfer is lvl 72 and it says unavaliable… what should i do to be able to use the transfer skill?

  184. Likey Likey

    @Author ~ For GMS & KMS Kanna has always had level 2 link skill and she didn’t get upgraded to 3 when the other link skills were boosted from 1 to 3 because she wasn’t GMS or KMS native. The same goes for Hayato who has only level 1 link skill. Jett’s link skill increases at level 30, 70, and 120. However, Jett can’t actually link it’s link skill until level 70. The boost to Jett’s link skill is that the overall “stats possible” increases.

    @Pestilence ~ That includes KMS since Hayato isn’t native to KMS either.

    @Silva ~ No a good amount of this list is inaccurate for GMS and KMS. Hayato does have level 1 link skill and Xenon does have level 2 link skill. However, you’re incorrect when you state that Demon Avenger has only a level 2 link skill. Demon Avenger logically would have 3 levels since it is the counterpart of Demon Slayer who also has 3 levels (I can verify this with a Demon Avenger screen shot if needed).

  185. Pestilence

    I hate to be a debby downer,
    but everyone below is right.
    hayato only has 1 link skill in sea and gms.

  186. Silva

    Is this list even accurate?

    As far as I am concerned of, Hayato only have level 1 link skill?
    And Xenon and Demon Avenger only have level 2.

  187. Ayumilove Post author

    @Addy: You’re welcome 🙂

  188. Addy

    Thank you so much for this list! I have been frustrated trying to find good resources on MS as of late (2014) and it feels super frustrating. This seems like a great resource! Thanks so much!

  189. Ayumilove Post author

    @Ludis: Thanks for your feedback! I’ll add into Zero’s notes above.

  190. Ludis

    You might want to add for the Zero class that people who play as this character needs at least 1 goddess teardrop after completing chapter 2 to transfer Rhinne’s Blessing to another character.

  191. Ayumilove Post author

    @Fiava: Probably your current MapleStory server has not updated Hayato Link Skill to have Level 2.

  192. Ayumilove Post author

    @JongJong: Zen (from MSEA) has a link skill called Core Aura which is same as Jett (from GMS). I have added Zen into the list above. Thanks for the notice!

  193. JongJong

    Hello! I would always refer to your guide when I need help and I really love your guide. But I have a question. Does ZEN have link skill? Because it’s not listed in here. Thanks for the lovely guide!

  194. Fiava

    Is it because Hayato’s master level on his Link Skill is 1?

  195. Fiava

    I have a lvl 120 Hayato but his Link Skill is still lvl 1

  196. DragonMarx

    Can link skills be used across worlds? If I have a Mercedes in Yellonde can a character in Windia use its skill?

  197. AcidLinkz

    so each cygnus knight gets cygnus blessing, should put in the other KoC jobs too then cause ur guide makes me believe only thunder striker has a link skill other than mihile out of KoC, and at what levels does Rhinne’s Blessing level up since theres 5 n she starts at 100?

  198. Ayumilove Post author

    1) 5 levels of Rhinne’s Blessing.
    2) The ones listed here has Link Skill.
    3) 12 is the limit of Link Skills that any one character can obtain.
    4) Create 5 unique Cygnus Knight Job to gain 5 Cygnus Blessing.
    5) Within the same world. E.g. If you have 12 characters in Bera, those 12 can link to any 1 in Bera.

  199. AcidLinkz

    Very nice guide but i have some questions.
    1. Zero’s Link Skill, why is there 5 different percents, does Zero have 5 levels for Rhinne’s Blessing?
    2. I’ve noticed many jobs are missing, so do those jobs have a Link Skill too, or are going to?
    3. How many Link Skills can you link with 1 char (Main Char) so that he/she gets most/all the buffs.
    4. What do you mean by stacking Cygnus Blessing 5 times?
    5. Who can you link with? If I’m in Arcania, can i link with another one of my chars in Arcania only? Alliance? Or any char u have on the same account, regardless of world?
    Also, i recommend u put what version of Maplestory they are currently released in because i notice many people wondering why their link skill doesn’t level up, n it’s simply cause it isn’t here yet, n only in KMS or something for now. Thank you very much if you answer my questions.

  200. Krystal

    i need help.. i have no idea about link skill… when i click link skill icon on my Zero lvl 110 i cant do anything with it.. it say “apprentice unchangeable”.. can someone teach me how to do it?

  201. CorsairLover

    Hi, so just to clarify, do resistance characters have link skills?

  202. zero

    Which link skill and card effect is the best ? My main character is DK

  203. Aran

    Mihile’s link skill is called “Knight’s watch” if i remember correctly.

  204. swag

    Do link skills and Cygnus 30 Att buff work in same alliance? Or just world? I’m in arcania

  205. Rashid

    I know in GMS, Xenon doesn’t have his level 3 skill link. It’s best to ask around before leveling a skill link mule past 70. (or 100 if you want the S-rank card)

  206. Ayumilove Post author

    @chriss: Which region are you playing from? GMS/SEA? Perhaps that MapleStory version have not released Hayato LV2 Link Skill when Hayato reaches Level 120.

  207. chriss


    i have a problem. i have hayato lvl 120 but when use he link skill in other chart is LV1.
    is bug?
    help plis.

  208. heroine

    I think you should clarify that the characters have to be in the same accounts also and not just the same world.

  209. Since

    Hey I have a level 200 hero, and I just came back after a couple months of a break, I so far have a DS, DA, kanna, and lumi all level 120 and a beast tamer on the way. What do you think I should link next? I know a merc, cannoneer, phantom and zero. But I cant make any of the characters as of now. But once more are released what should I pickup first. Thanks for any help!

  210. Ayumilove Post author

    @Krazylock: Yeah, both Zero and Luminous is similar in their Link Skill, the difference between them is the lack of Reduce Damage Taken by Luminous. Having both of them increases your ignore enemy defense, great for bosses with high weapon/magic defenses.

  211. Krazylock

    Ayumilove, thank you for your prompt reply and suggest. Just to double confirm, is Zero and Lumin link skills have the same effect? and in fact zero is better ? As he got reduce damage taken .

  212. Ayumilove Post author

    @Krazylock: Please refer to the Top 12 Link Skills to be use. For me, I made all of them and helps improve your base damage by 25-40%

  213. Rashid

    If you ask me, Krazy, I’d say Hayato, Cannoneer, Mercedes and Beast Tamer are good enough.

  214. Krazylock

    Hi Ayumilove,

    If i want to make my Xenon a main char, which other chars should i train to link with him ?

  215. Galathil

    Hello Ayumi, if i delete the character after i linked the skill, does the linked skill still to the other character?

  216. Ayumilove Post author

    @JamesLe: I have not tried it yet, but I think there will still exist a cooldown period of 24 hours before you can link to another character, even though the character which is linked by Kanna has been deleted.

  217. JamesLe

    If I deleted my Kanna with link skills from my cannoneer (i put the link skills the same day i deleted it) will i be able to put my link skills from my cannoneer onto another character the same day i deleted the kanna?

  218. Ayumilove Post author

    @Bankai: Jett, Zen and Dragon Warrior are same in the skills, just different skill animations and descriptions. Each of these job represents different region (GMS = Jett, MSEA = Zen, TWS/CMS = Dragon Warrior)

  219. Bankai

    Hi Ayumi, is jett and zen the same? if they are, is the link skill too?

  220. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Just Eli, grab Beast Tamer instead.

  221. Ayumilove Post author

    Thanks Steph! I have corrected the description 😀

  222. Steph

    Hey Ayumi, you corrected the Zero link skill description, but you forgot to correct it in the top 12 description. BeeTeeDubbs, Great guide!

  223. Just Eli

    I like 11/13 of your top 12(but 13) but I have a question.

    Why add jets and AB?

    For ab I can understand why for high ranged/damage characters. But what about if he/she does have high range/damage? What link instead?

  224. Ayumilove Post author

    @Ice Lover: Thanks for the news! I’ll be adding Beast Tamer information on my site now 🙂

  225. Ice Lover

    hey ayumi!

    just letting you know Beast Tamer will be added to gMS soon (speculations say Jan. 15th, but we’ll have to wait and see).

    link skill, same as demon slayer
    lv1 : 10% boss
    lv3 : 30%

    and char card is 2%/4%/6%/8% pdr respectfully!

    ty for this wonderful site, i was sad when your youtube acc was banned

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  227. Ash

    sorry to ask again, but if were to make one the char in the top 10, may i know which does not require too much funding?

  228. Ash

    Oh kk, thank you!! i think i might be going for Mercedes then, Thanks

    -Ash 😀

  229. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Ash, personally I would choose the ones listed in the 10 Top Link Skills. Leveling a character to Level 70 does not take more than 2 weeks with casual playing (1-2 hours) per day.

  230. Ash

    may i know what is your recommendation like which is the best hero to link all those link skills onto ( if i had all of those chars at lvl 70), preferebly a character which doesnt require too much funding.

  231. Ayumilove Post author

    Thanks Dee for the notice! I have corrected Zero Link Skills description 🙂

  232. Dee

    Hi, Zero’s link skill is incorrect. The character card provides the EXP bonus. His link skill increases physical defense by a certain % and ignore PDR by a certain % depending on level of link skill.

  233. wong

    Hi, is xenon temporary removed from MSEA? Any idea when will it be back ?

  234. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Cabe, Level 70 is the level where you can share your link skill to another character.

  235. ltohack

    As to your 2nd last comment Ayumi, the limit is shown when you open the link manager on any character. On the top left on the manager, it says x/12 transferred skills. This does not include the link skill of the character being played.

  236. Cabe

    “Link skill level unlock:
    Level 1-character lvl1”
    Err.. I think its lvl 70 ‘-‘

  237. Math

    Hi Ayumi, Lovin ur database from MS, it’s my favorite <3

    So, i wanna raise the MP of my Hayato. To link a character to raise the mp of my hayato, i need to use the Cannoneer?
    Thanks Ayumi 😀

  238. Ayumilove Post author

    Sure Pandi, I’ll make a simple 1 out.

  239. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi SoR0XaS, I don’t see where GMS mentioned 12 is the limit link skills though but some of the GMS Maplers have said 12 is the limit. Currently, I have around 7 link skills and 6 more to reach above the cap limit 😀 Does MSEA have this 12 limit link skills?

  240. SoR0XaS

    Ayumi, if im not mistaken, GMS now has a limit to link skills. This was implemented in the Dawnveil patch iirc.

  241. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi raeyo, you can get as many as you like 🙂 Currently my character has over 7 link skills. Try not to get the ones that are the from same job. Example, creating 2 jobs of same kind and link to your character.

  242. raeyo

    How many skill links can one character have?

  243. Pandi

    Can you update the Link skills? Add the other Cygnus classes and maybe have a list for the best 12 link skills?

  244. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Casey, they are not out yet for GMS but they will out later.

  245. Casey

    can you pls confirm if hayato really have lvl 2 n 3 link skills?

  246. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Random Guy, it should stack if both jobs are not the same kind (unique jobs). Example: If you try to create 9 characters all Demon Slayer linking to your primary character, it will not work.

  247. Random guy

    Does kanna and demon avenger link skill stack?

  248. SoR0XaS

    @ronald dude: nope.

  249. ronald dude

    is there keen edge level 2 and 3 in maplesea?

  250. Ayumilove Post author

    @Tips: Currently Level 2 and Level 3 Keen Edge is not released in GMS for Hayato yet.

  251. Tips

    I believe there is no lvl 2 Keen Edge for the Hayato. Please double check

  252. Jason

    When the ZERO class is released will you post the link skill here? Or does ZERO not have a link skill?

  253. dvdemon

    The ab link skill link to other people will -half right? Lv1 link to people only 30%

  254. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi maplenoob, the link skill is permanent. The changing link skill means that if you accidentally link characterA skill to characterB but you wanted to link to characterC, you need to wait for 24 hours before you can re-link characterA skill to characterC. After you done that, the link skill will stay with characterC forever unless you re-select another character to relink characterA skill with someone else again. If you relink to characterB, characterC will lose that link skill.

  255. maplenoob

    may i know is the link permanent? i did see u mentioning u can change link once per day. just want to make sure

  256. delicious

    @ein. Yes demon avenger and kanna link skills both stack.

  257. A noob


    Since I can only have 3 characters on Galicia, that means the most link skills I can have is 3 correct?

    When you say world you mean server right?

    Galicia shares a world with other servers but you cant link between servers right?

  258. jetty

    Hi Ayumi, I got my Jett to lvl120 and get decent stats for its core aura (stats+15,wa+19), but when I linked it to another character, I got different stats from what my jett got. Is this used to be like this?

  259. Seedy-san

    Hey! I was wondering if you could have both the demon avenger and the demon slayer on the same char. I mean, they’re both different, but they’re also kinda the same… A little confusing. I’ll level em both anyway. Thanks!~

  260. ein

    does kanna link skill stacks with demon avenger?

  261. Stardust

    yo Ayumi,sry to bother,i wanna ask something..
    soo,say that i got the 1st link skill from my mule and i gave it to my main at lvl 70(lvl1),then can this link skill lvl up after being given to other character?thanks…

  262. GamingGirls

    Hi Ayumi. Can i ask about the Striker Link Skill? Can stack 5 times means if I make 5 Strikers, all of them link to my Bishop, my Bishop gets 5 Strikers Link Skill?

  263. Maverick

    I have a question. can skills be linked trough worlds in an aliance? cause empress blessings is bassed to these worlds

  264. Emblem

    are you sure the hayato link skill for level 2 and 3 are correct? i cant seem to find level 2 and 3 on other sites and are there any maples that have level 2 and 3 for hayato yet?

  265. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Jinli, any error message that pops up that mention you can’t link to your new character? Try leveling it to level 10 and give another try.

  266. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Yamamoto, if you have 2 Xenon (regardless their level), both linking to Bowmaster, the one which is the highest level will override the others. It’s best to have 1 unique job linking to your primary character.

  267. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Isaac, you get Level 2 Link Skill at Level 120, not Level 100. This applies throughout all MapleStory versions regardless region (GMS/KMS/JMS/MSEA/BMS/EMS/etc)

  268. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi DevKun, I have added Level 3 Link Skill details and some of the rest which is not included in MapleStory Unleashed (an approximation to how much it will give per level).

  269. Ayumilove Post author

    Thanks for subscribing Lolkapiskat 🙂 If your phantom is linking to your Xenon, log into your xenon and open the beginner skill tab. From there, you can see phantom link skill added in there.

  270. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Jason, sorry for the late reply. Thanks for the notice. I will update this guide now with your info 🙂

  271. Lolkapiskat

    Hey Ayumi, I just found your channel on youtube. I subscribed =D Well, I am kinda confused as to why my Phantom (level 12X) links the skill to my xenon (Lv 13X) but I do not get the effect, or the skill itself in the beginner tab. Can I get help.

  272. DevKun

    Well Ayumi i think u have to update this guide, there is coming 3rd link skill :3
    Nice guides btw i love them !

  273. Isaac

    Hi ayumi, in maplesea….. Will I get level 2 link skill in level 100 or 120?

  274. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi DJz, its not a link skill. It’s available for all jobs. For example, if you have a level 100 KoC, you will gain level 10 Cygnus Blessing on all your characters (Adventurer/Sengoku/Nova/etc). Link Skill is a skill that you can link only to 1 person. After you link to that person, you can only link to another person/character-in-your-account after 24 hours (1 day).

  275. DJz

    Striker / Thunder Breaker (Cygnus Blessing)
    so this is the only KOC that have link skill?

  276. Yamamoto

    Hii, Ayumi

    Can I like create 2 character that has link skills, e.g. Xenon and link both over to another character like Bowmaster??

  277. Jinli

    Ayumi for some reason i cant give any link skills to my new character (hes lvl 1 and my 18th character) why? o-o

  278. Jason

    Hi Ayumi, recently in gms we received lvl3 link skills except for hayato(lvl250 cap). Lvl3 link skills are at lvl210 for kanna,mercedes,cannon trooper,demon slayer, phantom, luminous, mihile, kaiser and angelic buster. Hayato’s link stays at lvl1. Xenon is coming out on the 3rd of July 2013 in GMS

  279. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Damian, the link will not work on jobs that are the same kind. like Angelic Buster to Angelic Buster since both have the same link skill.

  280. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Sam, you can have unlimited link skills on your main account. All will be possible except for re-issuing the same link skill to the same job. Example: Angelic Buster linking to Angelic Buster does not work.

  281. damian

    sorry kinda blur xD
    lets say if i have 2 xenon , can i use xenon (A) to link xenon (B) ?

  282. Sam

    Hey Ayum,
    How many Skill links in total can i have on my main account? is it possible to have them all?
    do you think we will get another Bigbang? Unleashed Exp just blows on making Alternative accounts.

  283. Ayumilove Post author

    Thanks for the notice Bosch regarding level 3 link skills 🙂

  284. Bosch

    I think you should update this page because of the new level 3 link skills coming out in the upcoming GMS update.

  285. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi hg, a Phantom cannot receive the same link skill from another character which is the same job as he/she. This same applies to all link skill provider.

  286. hg

    Hi Ayumi, I’m not sure whether this has been answered but if I have say 2 Phantoms, one with level 120 and another level 200, would I be able to link the level 120 to the level 200 for a 30% crit rate? Or would that be possible if I were to link a level 70 Phantom to a level 200 Phantom?

  287. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Confused, if you delete Kanna (the link skill provider), it will also remove the link skill effect from the receiver.

  288. Confused

    Let’s say I link Hayato with Kanna’s skill. but delete her shortly after. would that delete the linked skill from Hayato too?

  289. Xiao Yan

    Hi, I want to know in current kms, the link skill level 2 is only available at 120 not 100 right?

  290. Ang Gian Chin

    hi ayumi
    Striker / Thunder Breaker got link skill one a?

  291. Samuel

    Hi ayumilovemaple. Can you make a guide with a compilation of ways to get stronger besides leveling and gearing?

    Stuff like link skills, the blessing from UA and cygnus knight, character card, monster cards, inner ability, (I think there was 1 in the bounty hunt quests? that boosts stats permanently?) etc…

  292. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Bernie, Demon Slayer can get both Xenon 10% all stat and Phantom 15% Critical Rate Link Skills.

  293. DeSnowy

    @bernie yes it is possible to have more than 1 skill linked to the same char.

  294. Bernie

    hi…im confused…can we do this for example: xenon 10%all stat and phantom 15%critical rate link their skill to my demonslayer. is it possible that my demonslayer get both their ability?

  295. FunWithBeemo

    oh damn, that sucks. 😐 btw, ayumilove, i’m curious. where are you from? are you male or female?

  296. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi FunWithBeemo, it means that GMS has yet to implement Level 2 Link Skill for Luminous.

  297. FunWithBeemo

    how come my luminous has only lv1 link skill? he’s already lv120. i play in GMS. 😐

  298. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Zack, as long as the link skills and the job giver is different, you can stack them.

  299. Zack

    Can u stack a kanna and a demon advengers link skills? Since they give the same bonus?

  300. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi John, both Demon Slayer and Demon Avenger possess different link skill. Therefore these link skills are unique. In short, you can link those skills to your Mercedes. Should the link skills are same (which means having 2 Demon Avenger linking to a Mercedes), it will not work. Only 1 will work.

  301. ShYGuY154

    @wenwen, your friend might of thought it was level 100 for the level 2 link skill because of the Kanna’s link skill bug that makes their link level 2 by 100 (corrected in the Hyper Evolution patch).

    @John- Demon Avengers and Demon Slayers are different classes (as Ayumilove has stated), therefore you can give one of your characters both of their link skills. Additionally, both skills have different stats written on it, so there shouldn’t be any problems. What she was explaing was having two link skills with the exact stats in one character is impossible (e.g., Luminous’s link skill cannot be given to a character that already has Luminous’s link skill because it’s one-of-a-kind.)

  302. John

    Hi again, sorry I don’t quite get what u mean. Do u mean that we can’t link a demon slayer and demon avenger link skill to a merc?

  303. wenwen

    ah ok. so its confirmed that all 2nd lvl links are unlocked only at 120 yes? because my friend is certain that its at lvl 100. so now i can clear it up with him. sigh 120. 🙁

  304. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi wenwen, thanks for the notice. I’ll be correcting it soon. The second level is unlocked at Level 120. It does not follow 4th Job (Level 100)

  305. wenwen

    hello, then wouldnt this be contradicting? “The first level is unlocked at 3rd Job (Level 70) and second level is unlocked at 4th Job (Level 100)”

    because i’m also playing in maplesea, and i just reached 100 on my phantom, but the linked to my other character is still at lvl 1.

  306. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Daimond, Level 2 Link Skill is unlocked at Level 120. It does not follow the job advancement level.

  307. Daimond

    Hi,i play Maplesea and i just got my demon avenger to lvl 100 for 4th job,my link skill supposed to be at lvl 2 but how come it remained at lvl 1?

  308. nehorai

    Ty Ayumilove

  309. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi John, you can’t stack 2 Phantom Skill on Mercedes. Only 1 unique type will be applied. This rule same applies for all link skills. As long as they are different jobs (Demon Avenger and Demon Slayer are different) but only one.

  310. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Nehorai, you can use all link skills on Xenon. However, you can’t link Xenon to another Xenon as it does not stack on top of each other.

  311. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Nehorai, the approximation date for Xenon to be released to GMS would be around August to October.

  312. Nehorai

    Sorry for my bad English in my last comment and here. When will xenon come to gms?

  313. Nehorai

    I want to ask something,can I use the link skill of demon avenger,kanna, hayato,Mercedes and phantom on xenon? (to use all of their skill link on xenon) I’m playing in gms,Ty.
    (waiting for xenon to come)

  314. John

    Hihi,knowing that it’s not possible to link 2 phantom skills to merc in the same acc. How bout Demon Slayer and Demon Avenger, can they link their skills to a merc? Since they are from the same class. Thanks.

  315. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi iSlapeuu, other jobs that has link skill can give to Mercedes. However, you can’t give Mercedes’s link skill to another Mercedes as the skill effect isn’t stackable.

  316. iSlapeuu

    Hi, Can other job give link skills to Mercedes?

  317. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Cake, it is possible to use 2 Phantom Thief, each of them link to other characters but not the same one. However, take note that you will not benefit from having 2 Phantom Thief in your Deck of Cards! The Deck System does not allow you to have 2 of the same job in the deck nor 3 deck, only unique jobs.

  318. Cake

    I know that you stated “You can’t link a skill to 2 or more characters in the same world” but if I have 2 phantoms, a wild hunter, and a marksman, can I link phantom instinct to both my wh and mm using the two phantoms separately?


    Phantom 1 -> link skill -> wild hunter
    Phantom 2 -> link skill -> marksman

  319. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi John, you can only link skills from characters that owns a skill to another character who doesn’t own the same link skill or doesn’t possess any link skill. There is no limit to how much a character receives a link skill. Currently I have my Demon Slayer receiving around 5+ Link Skills (from Angelic Buster, Kaiser, Mercedes, Luminous, Jett, Cannoneer, Phantom Thief)

  320. John

    Hi I understand that we can link multiple skills to a main account. But what is the max number of link skills we can use on the main account? I have tried linking a phantom (+10% dmg) to another phantom, it is not possible to link a skill to the same class.

  321. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Sebastian, in KMS (Korea MapleStory) which sets the *standard* for all other MapleStory version to follow, had the level 2 link skill unlocked at level 120 (not level 100 @ 4th job advancement with Tempest Update). Level 1 link skill is unlocked when you are level 1 but can only give/link to other characters upon reaching Level 70.

  322. Sebastian

    Thank you for the simple and wonderful summary of the link skills.

    Question: even though the levels for job advancements have been reduced, I’ve heard that some of the link skills for certain classes (Kanna and Mihile in particular) will remain at 120. Can you comment / clarify this? I trust you more than any other person on these kinds of matters! =)

  323. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Ryo Vu, GMS release link skill level 2 to certain jobs only. The rest will have only link skill level 1.

  324. Ryo Vu

    It also happened to all my character over level 100, they all have link skill level 1.

  325. Ryo Vu

    Hi, well my phantom is level 135 and i don’t have link skill level 2. My friend characters has link skill level 2, how come i don’t?Is that a glitch or something?Thank you.

  326. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Ayumi, Level 1 Link Skill is unlocked at Level 1, and Level 2 Link Skill is unlocked at Level 100. You can give your link skill to another character when you reach Level 70. After giving to another character within the same account, you need to wait for 1 day (24 hours) before you can give the link skill to another character. The character that gives link skill can only link to 1 person, whereas the receiver can receive multiple link skills. Try creating 2 link skill providers (Kaiser and Angelic Buster) and give it to your main account to see how it works 🙂

  327. Ayumi

    Thx for the reply,
    So i am summarizing that link skills are unlocked at 60 and 100
    and available to xfer to other char at 70 and 120?
    Or is it unlocked and available to xfer at 60 and 100?

    Really sorry for those trouble =X

  328. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Ayumi, the level 2 link skills are made available upon reaching Level 100 (Tempest Update – 4th Job Advancement at Level 100)

  329. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Dark_Wizzie, one character can receive multiple/many links skills from classes listed above (the ones who has the link skill to give to someone else).

  330. Dark_wizzie

    Hey, thanks for the reply Ayumilove. One more quick question:
    Does this mean one character can have a link skill from one of each of the classes in the article?

  331. Ayumi

    So just to clarify, level 2 link skills are unlocked at lv of 120 or 100?

    Not really sure and yea im from MSea

  332. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Dark_Wizzie, if you have an Angelic Burster in the same account as your Kaiser, you can link it to your Kaiser. Unfortunately, you can’t link Kaiser to itself. However, I have not tried to create 2 Kaiser, each Kaiser linking to one another! This is a great opportunity to experiment but I do not have the luxury to test it out. Perhaps you will be the first to uncover it 🙂

  333. Dark_wizzie

    If I want to make a main character as a Kaiser, the only link I can have is Burster? I cannot have a Kaiser link on a Kaiser, right?

  334. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi izoka, my Kanna in GMS is able to link to my Hayato 😉 Make sure you have not linked to any other character yet on the day you linked.

  335. izoka

    i can´t use my kanna’s link skill and i’m in lvl 120 with my kanna, i send a ticket but they don’t answer me…so i want to know if other person has this problem…… ty

  336. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Lordelliot, only few characters chosen by MapleStory Developers to possess link skills. Each of these selected characters can give their link to skill to only 1 character and that receiver can receive many link skills.

  337. lordelliott

    Is it possible for one character to have every link skill applied?

  338. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Joseph, your level must be at least Level 100 to unlock Level 2 Pirate Blessing. Otherwise, it means that GMS have not implemented Level 2 Link Skill yet.

  339. Joseph Saxon

    My cannoneer can’t get level 2 Pirate Blessing. I play GMS.

  340. Victor

    Hey Ayumi, I wanted to correct that the link skill goes to lvl 2 at lvl 100 instead of 120. I wasn’t paying attention to my other character, but I realized I had the lvl 2 link skill and I was lvl 103 or so….. So assuming it doesn’t lvl up at 103 I’m pretty sure it does at lvl 100 🙂

  341. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Vince, Link Skills are unlocked at Level 70 (Level 1 Link Skill) and Leve 120 (Level 2 Link Skill). It does not follow Tempest Job Advancement (Level 60 nor Level 100). Also, take note some characters may not have Level 2 link skill available yet even though you reach Level 120. It depends on whether Nexon Developer have release the code for it. From the news, KMS has just released Level 2 Link Skill on Nov 28 2012 for Angelic Buster, Mercedes, Phantom, Luminous, Kaiser.

  342. Vince

    The first level is unlocked at 3rd Job and second level is unlocked at 4th Job?
    4th job advance at lvl100~ how come unlock at lvl120?

  343. ThankYou XD

    hii, at which patch will the level 2 link skills be added? 🙂 im from Msea

  344. Ayumilove Post author

    Hi Skyz097, Level 1 Links skills are unlocked at Level 70 and Level 2 Link Skills are unlocked at Level 120.

  345. Skyzo97

    how to get to lvl 2 link skill ? on lvl 200 ?