MapleStory M Mercedes Skill Build Guide

MapleStory M Mercedes Skill Build Guide – Mercedes is Queen of the Elves and one of the five Heroes who played a key role in defeating the Black Mage. She is known for her fiery temper and willingness to lead the charge into battle against any enemy. The Queen of Elves and legendary archer who helped seal away the Black Mage! This Elf has high mobility, fun flashy skills and powerful attacks that bring enemies to their knees.

Mercedes Overview

CLASS: Hero
EQUIPMENT TYPE: Archer
PRIMARY WEAPON: Dual Bowguns
LINK SKILLS: ?
JOB SKILLS: I: MercedesII: MercedesIII: MercedesIV: MercedesHyper Skills

Mercedes 1st Job Skills (Level 1-29)

Swift Dual Shot (Active)
Fire arrows at multiple enmies in front of you 3 times.
Level 1: MP Cost: 4, Cooldown: 0s, Target: Opponent, ATK Type: PHY, Target Count: 3, Hit COunt: 3, Skill DMG: 34.5%
Level 10: MP Cost: 26, Cooldown: 0s, Target: Opponent, ATK Type: PHY, Target Count: 3, Hit COunt: 3, Skill DMG: 43.9%

Potential Power (Passive)
Permanently activates the strength that lies within.
Level 1: PHY ATK Increase: 3%, PHY DEF Increase: 2%, MAG DEF Increase: 2%
Level 5: PHY ATK Increase: 15%, PHY DEF Increase: 10%, MAG DEF Increase: 10%

Sharp Aim (Passive)
Permanently increases Crit Rate.
Level 1: Crit Rate: 0.8%, Crit RES: 0.8%
Level 5: Crit Rate: 4%, Crit RES: 4%

Updraft (Passive)
Move quickly on ropes by using the UP and DOWN buttons in conjuction with the Jump button. Max Skill Level: 1
Level 1: Instantly climb up/down the rope.

Glide Blast (Passive)
Leap into the air with daring a somersault and travel a great distance.
Level 1: Jump Charge Speed: 400
Level 5: Jump Charge Speed: 480

Mercedes 1st Job Skill Build Guide: Everything maxed.
1. Swift Dual Shot (MAX)
2. Potential Power (MAX)
3. Sharp Aim (MAX)
4. Glide Blast (MAX)
5. Updraft (MAX)

Mercedes 2nd Job Skills (Level 30-59)

Parting Shot (Link Skill)
Fire a hail of arrows at airborne enemies.
Level 1: MP Cost: 40, Cooldown: 0s, Target: Opponent, ATK Type: PHY, Target Count: 5, Hit COunt: 4, Skill DMG: 47.2%
Level 10: MP Cost: 71, Cooldown: 0s, Target: Opponent, ATK Type: PHY, Target Count: 5, Hit COunt: 4, Skill DMG: 68.8%

Piercing Storm (Active)
Continously fire arrows containing the power of nature. Arrows penetrate enemies.
Level 1: MP Cost: 36, Cooldown: 0s, Target: Opponent, ATK Type: PHY, Target Count: 5, Hit COunt: 4, Skill DMG: 34.5%
Level 10: MP Cost: 64, Cooldown: 0s, Target: Opponent, ATK Type: PHY, Target Count: 5, Hit COunt: 4, Skill DMG: 50.3%

Rising Rush (Link Skill)
Deal additional damage when attacking enemies that are knocked up by Rising Rush. Using the skill with DOWN pressed to immediately knock enemies into the air without charging. Can be linked with Parting Shot, Aerial Barrage, and Rolling Moonsault.
Level 1: MP Cost: 28, Cooldown: 0s, Target: Opponent, ATK Type: PHY, Target Count: 5, Hit COunt: 1, Charge DMG: 26.3%, Upper DMG: 60.2%, Additional DMG Increase: 7.3%
Level 1: MP Cost: 49, Cooldown: 0s, Target: Opponent, ATK Type: PHY, Target Count: 5, Hit COunt: 1, Charge DMG: 38.1%, Upper DMG: 87.22%, Additional DMG Increase: 10.7%

Dual Bowguns Boost (Buff)
Temporarily boost your dual bowgun SPD. Cannot be used during auto-battle.
Level 1: MP Cost: 88, Cooldown: 0s, Target: Self, Buff Duration: 600s
Level 5: MP Cost: 140, Cooldown: 0s, Target: Self, Buff Duration: 1800s

Dual Bowguns Mastery (Passive)
Increase dual bowgun mastery to deal extra damage.
Level 1: PHY DMG Increase: 4%
Level 5: PHY DMG Increase: 20%

Final Attack (Passive)
When using this skill, attacks have a chance to deal additional damage.
Level 1: Activation Chance: 10%, Skill DMG: 26.5%
Level 5: Activation Chance: 30%, Skill DMG: 35%

Physical Training (Passive)
Permanently increase your Max HP and MP.
Level 1: HP Recovery Increase: 10, MP Recovery Increase: 4, Max HP: 2%, Max MP: 2%
Level 5: HP Recovery Increase: 50, MP Recovery Increase: 20, Max HP: 10%, Max MP: 10%

Spirit Surge (Passive)
Increases Crit DMG and Crit DMG RES.
Level 1: Crit DMG: 4.5%, Crit DMG RES: 4.5%
Level 5: Crit DMG: 18%, Crit DMG RES: 18%

Mercedes 2nd Job Skill Build Guide: Everything maxed.
1. Piercing Storm (MAX)
2. Dual Bowguns Mastery (MAX)
3. Physical Training (MAX)
4. Spirit Surge (MAX)
5. Dual Bowguns Boost (MAX)
6. Final Attack (MAX)
7. Parting Shot (MAX)

Mercedes 3rd Job Skills (Level 60-99)

Aerial Barrage (Link Skill)
A linked skill available after knocking up enemies with Rising Rush. Can only be used within the first second of using Rising Rush. Can be linked with Leap Tornado, Gust Dive, Rolling Moonsault, Spikes Royale, and Wrath of Enlil. Pressing UP + Basic Attack after using Rising Rush activates the skill.
Level 1: Skill Usage Condition: Rising Rush Usage, MP Cost: 81, Cooldown: 0s, Target: Opponent, ATK Type: PHY, Target Count: 6, Hit Count: 6, Skill DMG: 82.2%, Rising Rush DMG Increaase: 133.7%
Level 10: Skill Usage Condition: Rising Rush Usage, MP Cost: 120, Cooldown: 0s, Target: Opponent, ATK Type: PHY, Target Count: 6, Hit Count: 6, Skill DMG: 103.3%, Rising Rush DMG Increaase: 16.8%

Stunning Strikes (Active)
Quickly fire multiple arrows at enemies in front of you 4 times.
Level 1: MP Cost: 53, Cooldown: 0s, Target: Opponent, ATK Type: PHY, Target Count: 6, Hit Count: 4, Skill DMG: 61.2% Stun Time: 2s
Level 10: MP Cost: 53, Cooldown: 0s, Target: Opponent, ATK Type: PHY, Target Count: 6, Hit Count: 4, Skill DMG: 61.2% Stun Time: 2s

Leap Tornado (Active)
Spin in the air and fire a hail of arrows all around you. Requires 64 or more JMP.
Level 1: MP Cost: 63, Cooldown: 0s, Target: Opponent, ATK Type: PHY, Target Count: 6, Hit Count: 4, Skill DMG: 159.3%
Level 10: MP Cost: 99, Cooldown: 0s, Target: Opponent, ATK Type: PHY, Target Count: 6, Hit Count: 4, Skill DMG: 206.6%

Unicorn Spike (Active)
Summon a holy Unicorn, which hits multiple enemies in front with critical attacks and weakens them for a set time. All allies deal additional damage to weakened enemies. using a linked skill decreases the cooldown by 1 second. Can be linked with Rising Rush, Stunning Strikes, Spikes Royale, Lightning Edge and Wrath of Enlil.
Level 1: MP Cost: 112, Cooldown: 10s, Target: Opponent, ATK Type: PHY, Target Count: 6, Hit Count: 5, Skill DMG: 107.8%, PHY DMG Decrease: -1%, MAG DMG Decrease: -1%
Level 10: MP Cost: 122, Cooldown: 10s, Target: Opponent, ATK Type: PHY, Target Count: 6, Hit Count: 5, Skill DMG: 107.8%, PHY DMG Decrease: -1%, MAG DMG Decrease: -1%

Gust Dive (Link Skill)
Use the power of wind to dive down onto multiple enemies, dealing damage to all of them. Requires 64 or more JMP.
Level 1: MP Cost: 90, Cooldown: 0s, Target: Opponent, ATK Type: PHY, Target Count: 6, Hit Count: 5, Skill DMG: 87.3%
Level 10: MP Cost: 143, Cooldown: 0s, Target: Opponent, ATK Type: PHY, Target Count: 6, Hit Count: 5, Skill DMG: 113.3%

Ignis Roar (Buff)
Use linked skills to borrow power from the Spirit of Fire, temporarily boosting DMG. Can stack up to 5 times. Cannot be used during auto-battle.
Level 1: MP Cost: 174, Cooldown: 0s, Target: Self, Buff Duration: 600s, Trigger Buff Duration: 30s, PHY DMG Increase: 1.2%
Level 5: MP Cost: 236, Cooldown: 0s, Target: Self, Buff Duration: 1800s, Trigger Buff Duration: 30s, PHY DMG Increase: 6%

Water Shield (Buff)
Borrow the power of the spirits to temporarily activate a water shield. Cannot be used during auto-battle.
Level 1: MP Cost: 166, Cooldown: 0s, Target: Self, Buff Duration: 600s, KBK RES: 8, PHY DMG Decrease: 2.4%, MAG DMG Decrease: 2.4%, SPD Increase: 4%, Jump Height: 4.5%
Level 5: MP Cost: 207, Cooldown: 0s, Target: Self, Buff Duration: 1800s, KBK RES: 31, PHY DMG Decrease: 9.6%, MAG DMG Decrease: 9.6%, SPD Increase: 20%, Jump Height: 18%

Mercedes 3rd Job Skill Build Guide: Everything maxed.
1. Aerial Barrage (MAX)
2. Water Shield (MAX)
3. Ignis Roar (MAX)
4. Gust Dive (MAX)
5. Leap Tornado (MAX)
6. Elemental Knights (MAX)
7. Stunning Strikes (MAX)
8. Unicorn Spike (MAX)

Mercedes 3rd Job Link Skill Combination:
1. Rising Rush → Aerial Barrage → Gust Dive
2. Rising Rush → Aerial Barrage → Leap Tornado
3. Rising Rush → Aerial Barrage → Leap Tornado → Gust Dive

Mercedes 4th Job Skills (Level 100-150)

Rolling Moonsault (Active)
Can be linked with Leaf Torndado, Gust Dive, Spikes Royale and Wrath of Enlil. Activate skill by tapping the basic attack key while holding down the DOWN arrow after using Rising Rush.
Level 1: Skill Usage Condition: Rising Rush Usage, MP Cost: 146, Cooldown: 4s, Target: Opponent, ATK Type: PHY, Target Count: 7, Hit Count: 6, Skill DMG: 180.6^, Rising Rush DMG Increase: 149%, Aerial Barrage DMG Increase.
Level 10: Skill Usage Condition: Rising Rush Usage, MP Cost: 146, Cooldown: 4s, Target: Opponent, ATK Type: PHY, Target Count: 7, Hit Count: 6, Skill DMG: 180.6^, Rising Rush DMG Increase: 149%, Aerial Barrage DMG Increase.

Ishtar’s Ring (Active)
Borrow strength from the legendary weapon Ishtar and rapidly fire arrows at enemies in front of you. Holding down the skill button will activate the skill and continously consume MP.
Level 1: MP Cost: 113, Cooldown: 0s, Target: Opponent, ATK Type: PHY, Target Count: 1, Max Shot Count: 192, Skill DMG: 165.3%, Stunning Strikes DMG Increase: 13%
Level 10: MP Cost: 113, Cooldown: 0s, Target: Opponent, ATK Type: PHY, Target Count: 1, Max Shot Count: 192, Skill DMG: 165.3%, Stunning Strikes DMG Increase: 13%

Spikes Royale (Link Skill)
Drop your legendary spear and perform a Vulpes Leap, dealing Crit damage to multiple enemies. Cooldown decreases by 1 sec every time link skill is used . Can be linked with Leap Tornado, Gust Dive, Rolling Moonsault and Wrath of Enlil.
Level 1: MP Cost: 208, Cooldown: 10s, Target: Opponent, ATK Type: PHY, Target Count: 7, Hit Count: 4, Skill DMG: 340.4%, PHY DMG Decrease: -1%, MAG DMG Decrease: -1%, Leap Tornado DMG Increase: 72.5%
Level 10: MP Cost: 208, Cooldown: 10s, Target: Opponent, ATK Type: PHY, Target Count: 7, Hit Count: 4, Skill DMG: 340.4%, PHY DMG Decrease: -1%, MAG DMG Decrease: -1%, Leap Tornado DMG Increase: 72.5%

Lightning Edge (Active)
Move forward swiftly, attacking multiple enemies in your path. Prevents boss monsters from delivering crash damage for 5 sec. Can be linked with Rising Rush, Stunning Strikes, Unicorn Spike, Spikes Royale and Wrath of Enlil.
Level 1: MP Cost: 145, Cooldown: 0s, Target: Opponent, ATK Type: PHY, Target Count: 7, Hit Count: 4, Skill DMG: 101.6%, Gust Dive DMG Increase: 57.8%
Level 5: MP Cost: 151, Cooldown: 0s, Target: Opponent, ATK Type: PHY, Target Count: 7, Hit Count: 4, Skill DMG: 101.6%, Gust Dive DMG Increase: 57.8%

Ancient Warding (Buff)
Temporarily receive the ancient spirit’s protection, which increase your HP, attack efficiency and EVD. cannot be used during auto-battle.
Level 1: MP Cost: 135, Cooldown: 0s, Target: Self, Buff Duration: 600s, ACC: 1.2%, EVD: 2.4%, PEN Rate: 1.2%, Max HP: 1%
Level 5: MP Cost: 185, Cooldown: 0s, Target: Self, Buff Duration: 1800s, ACC: 6%, EVD: 12%, PEN Rate: 6%, Max HP: 5%

Staggering Strikes (Passive)
Enhances the strength of Stunning Strikes to deal more powerful attacks.
Level 1: MP Cost: 89, Cooldown: 0s, Target: Opponent, ATK Type: PHY, Target Count: 7, Hit Count: 1, Skill DMG: 117.6%
Level 10: MP Cost: 134, Cooldown: 0s, Target: Opponent, ATK Type: PHY, Target Count: 7, Hit Count: 1, Skill DMG: 153.6%

Dual Bowguns Expert (Passive)
Increase dual bowgun mastery to raise Crit Rate against bosses.
Level 1: Boss ATK Increase: 3%, Boss DEF Increase: 2.4%, Player ATK Increase: 3%, Player DEF Increase: 2.4%
Level 5: Boss ATK Increase: 15%, Boss DEF Increase: 8.8%, Player ATK Increase: 15%, Player DEF Increase: 8.8%

Defense Break (Passive)
Pierce enemy defenses to deal more damage.
Level 1: PHY ATK Increase: 4%
Level 5: PHY ATK Increase: 20%

Advanced Final Attack (Passive)
Increases the activation chance and damage of Final Attack.
Level 1: Additional Activation Chance: 10%, Additional DMG Increase: 25.8%
Level 5: Additional Activation Chance: 26%, Additional DMG Increase: 29.4%

Mercedes 4th Job Skill Build Guide: Everything maxed.
1. Defense Break (MAX)
2. Ishtar’s Ring (MAX)
3. Ancient Warding (MAX)
4. Dual Bowguns Expert (MAX)
5. Advanced Final Attack (MAX)
6. Staggering Strikes (MAX)
7. Spikes Royale (MAX)
8. Rolling Moonsault (MAX)
9. Lightning Edge (MAX)

Mercedes 4th Job Link Skill Combination:
1. Rising Rush → Rolling Moonsault → Spikes Royale → Leap Tornado → Lightning Edge (Training)
2. Stunning Strikes (Questing)
3. Ishtar’s Ring (Bossing)

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2 thoughts on “MapleStory M Mercedes Skill Build Guide

  1. Ayumilove Post author

    @Cheshire: Thanks for your input! I’ll be updating the Mercedes skills shortly to include the missing skills.

  2. Cheshire

    Hi Ayumi! I realise that not all skills are listed in your skill guide here. Especially for 2nd and 3rd job. Is it meant to not add all skills that are given?