MapleStory Pathfinder Skill Build Guide

MapleStory Adventurer Explorer Pathfinder MapleStory Pathfinder (KR: 메이플스토리 패스파인더) is an inquisitive adventurer who is mesmerized by ancient relics. While on expedition, Pathfinder found an Ancient Bow which allows them to utilizes ancient power but in exchange of being cursed. They wield Ancient Bow to attack enemies. Pathfinder have 3 types of skills which are Cardinal Force skill, Ancient Force skill and Enchant Force skill. Cardinal Force Skill are the primary skills to charge the Relic Gauge with Ancient Force and it also sets the type Relic Pattern. Ancient Force skills consumes Ancient Force instead of MP to delivers a more powerful dagmage against enemies. Enchant Force skills consume both Ancient Force and Relic Pattern. There are 3 types of Relic Pattern (Discharge, Blast, Transition). Cardinal Discharge skill sets the Discharge Pattern, Cardinal Blast skill sets the Blast Pattern and Cardinal Transition skill sets the Transition Pattern. Discharge enhancement allows Enchant skill is specifically deal with large enemies mobs better. Blast enhancement allows Enchant skills to deal high amount of damage to a small amount of enemies. Transition enhancement allows Enchant skill to debuff enemies or to enable movement during combat. MapleStory Pathfinder job is released in KMST on Jan 17, 2019 and in KMS on Jan 31, 2019. It is approximately released to GMS and MSEA around early April or late July 2019 (3 ~ 6 months).

Pathfinder Overview

CLASS: Adventurer/Explorer
EQUIPMENT TYPE: Archer
PRIMARY WEAPON: Ancient Bow
SECONDARY WEAPON: Relic Gauge
PRIMARY STAT: Dexterity (DEX)
LINK SKILL: None
MAPLE UNION EFFECT: DEX +10/20/40/80/100
BEST INNER ABILITY: Buff Duration +50%, Attack +30
JOB SKILLS: I: ArcherII: PathfinderIII: PathfinderIV: PathfinderHyper SkillsV: Pathfinder

Pathfinder Pros and Cons

Pros

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  • High Damage Output
  • Excellent mobbing skills (Cardinal, Ancient and Enchant skills)
  • Has a party support skill (Obsidian Barrier)
  • Can tank 1-Hit KO 100% HP boss attacks (Ancient Astra + Obsidian Barrier)
  • High base critical rate (75%)

Cons

  • *Share your cons on this job!*
  • Need to apply debuff on enemies to deal high damage.
  • Skills are ping-reliant.
  • No bind (stun) nor stance (anti-knockback) skills.

MapleStory Pathfinder Video

Pathfinder Relic Gauge Pattern Explanation

MapleStory Pathfinder Relic Gauge Pattern Explanation
Discharge Enhancement: Enables Enchant skill to clear large mobs of enemies easily.
Blast Enhancement: Enables Enchant skill to deal large amount of damage to small amount of enemies.
Transition Enhancement: Enables Enchant skill to debuff enemies or allow movement during combat.

Archer Beginner Skills

Return to Partem
Return to Karupa Village.
Level 1: Cooldown: 600 seconds
Note: Available after completing relevant Story Quests.

Ancient Curse (Hidden Skill)
Various stats fall due to the unknown curse. By the influence of curse, only Ancient Bow can be equipped. As the equipped Relic grows stronger, the curse effect grows weaker. Skills used with Ancient Bow does not consume arrows.
Note: Available upon obtaining Cursed Relic. Debuff grows weaker with every job advancement. Appears as permanent buff instead of within the skill list.
Level 1: Status Resistance: -20, Defense: -20%, Critical Rate: -20%
Level 2: Status Resistance: -20, Defense: -20%
Level 3: Status Resistance: -20
Level 4: No curse effect.

Pathfinder Beginner Skill Build Guide: Everything maxed.

Explanation:
All the skills above are special traits that only belongs to Pathfinder. No SP is required to be channeled into any of the skills above.

Archer 1st Job Skills

Curse Weakening I
Activates the power of the Relic in constant battle, weakening the Ancient Curse.
Level 1: Activates during Cardinal Force skill attacks. Stacks up to 10, Critical Rate +2% only when afflicted by a curse decreasing Critical Rate.
Note: Not affected by Buff Duration Increase.

Cardinal Discharge (Cardinal Force: Discharge)
Shoots out guided arrows at the target within range which never misses. Guided arrows do not affect enemies in the Damage Reflection state. Effect: Can learn the 2nd Skill, Cardinal Discharge Enhancement
Level 1: MP Cost: 5. Fires an arrow that attacks up to 4 enemies 4 times at 52% Damage.
Level 20: MP Cost: 10. Fires an arrow that attacks up to 4 enemies 4 times at 90% Damage.

Double Jump
Enables you to jump twice and travel a longer distance. Press the [Up], [Up] arrow key consecutively to jump up one more time, and press the [Down], [Down] arrow key consecutively to descend fast.
Level 1: MP Cost: 28. Jumps a certain distance.
Level 10: MP Cost: 10. Jumps a certain distance.

Archer Mastery
Learns the basics of being an archer. Increases Range, MSPD and Max MSPD.
Level 1: Range +8, MSPD +2, Max MSPD +146
Level 15: Range +120, MSPD +30, Max MSPD +160

Critical Shot
Increases Critical Rate.
Level 1:Critical Rate +2%
Level 20: Critical Rate +40%

Pathfinder 1st Job Skill Build Guide:
0. Curse Weakning I (MAX)
1. Cardinal Discharge, Double Jump, Archer Mastery (1)
2. Doube Jump (MAX)
3. Archer Mastery (MAX)
4. Cardinal Discharge (MAX)
5. Critical Shot (MAX)

Pathfinder 2nd Job Skills

Relic Charge I
Collect energy for the Relic you have equipped to use in battle. Using Cardinal Force skills changes the pattern of the Relic, and the gauge will be charged with successful attacks. The charged gauge is used for powerful Ancient Force skills. After using Cardinal Force, you can combo it with other Cardinal Force or Ancient Force in rapid successions.
Level 1: Max Relic Gauge 1000. Attacking with Cardinal Force skill charges the Relic gauge by 10. Cardinal Discharge charges 5 whenever a Guided Arrow hits the enemy. Using a different Cardinal Force skill than the previous one reduces the cooldown of Ancient Force skill by 0.5 sec. excluding 5th Advancement Skills.

Curse Weakening II
Activates the power of the Relic in constant battle, slightly weakening the Ancient Curse.
Level 1: Activates during Cardinal Force skill attacks. Stacks up to 10, DEF +2% only when afflicted by
a curse decreasing DEF.

Cardinal Discharge Enhancement
Required Skill: Cardinal Discharge (MAX)
Enhance Cardinal Discharge. Lv. 10 Effect: Can learn the 4th skill, Advanced Cardinal Force.
Level 1: MP Cost: 10. Fires an arrow that attacks up to 5 enemies 4 times at 110% Damage. When attacking Boss monsters, fires 1 additional arrows.
Level 10: MP Cost: 15. Fires an arrow that attacks up to 5 enemies 4 times at 200% Damage. When attacking Boss monsters, fires 1 additional arrows.

Cardinal Blast (Cardinal Force: Blast)
Fires an arrow concentrated with explosive energy that flies straight forward. The fired arrow explodes when it touches the enemy or when it reaches the maximum range. Lv. 20 Effect: Can learn the 3rd skill, Cardinal Blast Enhancement.
Level 1: MP Cost: 10. When the arrow explodes, it attacks up to 4 enemies at 105% damage 4 times
Level 20: MP Cost: 15. When the arrow explodes, it attacks up to 4 enemies at 200% damage 4 times

Split Mistel (Ancient Force)
Fires a mystical arrow imbued with the power of the Relic. Whenever the arrow penetrates through an enemy, an additional magic arrow is created to attack nearby enemies.
Level 1: Relic Gauge Cost: 50. Attacks up to 8 enemies at 110% damage while penetrating 4 times. Penetrating an enemy creates 2 magic arrows that deals 55% damage 4 times.
Cooldown: 10 sec.
Level 19: Relic Gauge Cost: 50. Attacks up to 8 enemies at 200% damage while penetrating 4 times. Penetrating an enemy creates 2 magic arrows that deals 100% damage 4 times.
Cooldown: 10 sec.

Ancient Bow Booster
Required Skill: Ancient Bow Mastery Lv. 5 or above
Temporarily increases Ancient Bow ASPD by 2 levels at the cost of MP.
Level 1: MP Cost: 29. Increases Ancient Bow ASPD for 75 sec.
Level 10: MP Cost: 11. Increases Ancient Bow ASPD for 300 sec.

Ancient Bow Mastery
Increases Mastery and ATT for Ancient Bows. Lv. 10 Effect: Can learn the 4th Skill, Ancient Bow Expert.
Level 1: Ancient Bow Mastery +14%, ATT +3
Level 10: Ancient Bow Mastery +50%, ATT +30

Physical Training
Permanently increases STR and DEX through physical training.
Level 1: Permanently increases STR +6 and DEX +6
Level 5: Permanently increases STR +30 and DEX +30

Pathfinder 2nd Job Skill Build Guide:
0. Relic Charge I, Curse Weakening II (MAX)
1. Cardinal Discharge Enhancement, Cardinal Blast, Split Mistel (1)
2. Ancient Bow Mastery (MAX)
3. Physical Training (MAX)
4. Ancient Bow Booster (MAX)
5. Cardinal Discharge Enhancement (MAX)
6. Split Mistel (MAX)
7. Cardinal Blast (MAX)
8. Additional Discharge (MAX)

Pathfinder 3rd Job Skills

Curse Weakening III
Activates the power of the Relic in constant battle, greatly weakening the Ancient Curse.
Level 1: Activates during Cardinal Force skill attacks. Stacks up to 10, Status Resistance +2%
only when afflicted by a curse decreasing Status Resistance.

Cardinal Blast Enhancement
Enhances Cardinal Blast. Lv. 10 Effect: Can learn the 4th skill, Advanced Cardinal Force
Level 1: MP Cost: 15. When the arrow explodes, it attacks up to 5 enemies at 210% damage 4 times
Final damage increases by 10% per number of targets less than the maximum amount.
Level 10: MP Cost: 20. When the arrow explodes, it attacks up to 5 enemies at 300% damage 4 times
Final damage increases by 10% per number of targets less than the maximum amount.

Cardinal Transition (Cardinal Force: Transition)
An archery skill used on the move. By activating the Swift Wind stored in the weapon, you quickly move to the target location and swing the weapon at the arrival point to attack surrounding enemies. You can move the character forward or upward by using the directional keys during skill cast. If you do not specify a direction, you will swing the weapon in place. Lv. 20 Effect: Can learn the 4th skill, Advanced Cardinal Force
Level 1: Cost: 15 MP and 1 Swift Wind. Attacks up to 6 enemies at the arrival point at 305% damage, 5 times. Swift Wind recharges every sec. 7 and up to 5 can be stored.
Level 20: Cost: 20 MP and 1 Swift Wind. Attacks up to 6 enemies at the arrival point at 400% damage, 5 times. Swift Wind recharges every sec. 7 and up to 5 can be stored.

Triple Impact (Ancient Force)
An archery skill used on the move. By activating the Swift Wind stored in the weapon, you quickly move to the target location and swing the weapon at the arrival point to attack surrounding enemies. You can move the character forward or upward by using the directional keys during skill cast. If you do not specify a direction, you will swing the weapon in place. Lv. 20 Effect: Can learn the 4th skill, Advanced Cardinal Force
Level 1: Cost: 15 MP and 1 Swift Wind. Attacks up to 6 enemies at the arrival point at 305% damage, 5 times. Swift Wind recharges every sec. 7 and up to 5 can be stored.
Level 20: Cost: 20 MP and 1 Swift Wind. Attacks up to 6 enemies at the arrival point at 400% damage, 5 times. Swift Wind recharges every sec. 7 and up to 5 can be stored.

Raven
Temporarily summons Raven of Dark Attribute. Raven attacks up to 4 enemies at once when summoned. Raven’s attacks do not affect enemies with the Damage Reflection effect. Also permanently increases DEF.
Level 1: MP Cost: 43. Summons Raven for 76 sec. Attacks up to 4 enemies at 228% damage at once.
[Passive Effect: DEF +3%]
Level 10: MP Cost: 70. Summons Raven for 220 sec. Attacks up to 4 enemies at 390% damage at once.
[Passive Effect: DEF +30%]

Curse Tolerance
You become temporarily more resistant towards various status effects based on your tolerance against curses. When afflicted by a status effect during the buff’s duration, you gain additional Status Resistance. Permanently increases Status Resist and All Elemental Resistances.
Level 1: MP Cost: 32. Status Resistance +17 for 105 sec. If afflicted by a status effect during the buff’s duration, you gain 7 additional Status Resistance, stacking up to 5 times. [Passive Effect: Status Resistance +17, All Elemental Resistances +17%]
Level 14: MP Cost: 58. Status Resistance +30 for 300 sec. If afflicted by a status effect during the buff’s duration, you gain 20 additional Status Resistance, stacking up to 5 times. [Passive Effect: Status Resistance +30, All Elemental Resistances +30%]

Ancient Guidance
Whenever the Relic Gauge is filled up to a certain amount, a powerful forces flows out from the Relic to enhance the Pathfinder’s combat abilities. The active state of the Relic is displayed around the Relic Gauge, and the Relic value does not increase when the gauge is full.
Level 1: Whenever Relic Gauge is filled to 1000, increases Final Damage +6% for 30 sec. Recovers 20% HP/MP when activated. [Passive Effect: Max HP +5%, Final Damage +1%]
Level 10: Whenever Relic Gauge is filled to 1000, increases Final Damage +15% for 30 sec. Recovers 20% HP/MP when activated. [Passive Effect: Max HP +50%, Final Damage +10%]

Additional Blast
Required Skills: Cardinal Blast Enhancement Lv. 5 or above
Creates a magic arrow by revealing the power of Blast stored in the Relic. The magic arrow traces enemies within range to attack. Magic Arrows do not affect enemies with the Damage Reflection effect.
Level 1: If Cardinal Discharge is used while the Relic has the Blast pattern, you have 2% chance of creating 2 magic arrows. Magic arrows traces nearby enemies for 2 sec., dealing explosive damage up to 4 enemies at 74%, 3 times.
Level 20: If Cardinal Discharge is used while the Relic has the Blast pattern, you have 40% chance of creating 2 magic arrows. Magic arrows traces nearby enemies for 2 sec., dealing explosive damage up to 4 enemies at 150%, 3 times.

Dodge
Grants you a chance to evade enemy attacks. When you succeed, your attacks are guaranteed to be Critical Hits for the following 1 second.
Level 1: 12% Evade chance. Successful evasion guarantees Critical Hits for the following 1 sec.
Level 10: 30% Evade chance. Successful evasion guarantees Critical Hits for the following 1 sec.

Essence of Archer
Learns the essence of being an archer to improve combat abilities.
Level 1: Critical Rate +1%, Damage +2%, Ignore DEF +3%
Level 10: Critical Rate +10%, Damage +20%, Ignore DEF +30%

Pathfinder 3rd Job Skill Build Guide:
0. Curse Weakening III (MAX)
1. Cardinal Transition, Triple Impact, Cardinal Blast Enhancement (1)
2. Essence of Archer (MAX)
3. Ancient Guidance (MAX)
4. Cardinal Transition (MAX)
5. Dodge (MAX)
6. Raven (MAX)
7. Triple Impact (MAX)
8. Cardinal Blast Enhancement (MAX)
9. Additional Blast (MAX)
10. Curse Tolerance (MAX)

Pathfinder 4th Job Skills

Relic Charge II
The power of the completed Relic allows smoother energy circulation and enables enhancing Enchant Force with the power of Cardinal Force. Enchant Force gains a unique attribute based on the Relic’s pattern. The Relic’s pattern resets after using Enchant Force. Enchant Force can be used in rapid succession after using Cardinal Force.
Level 1: Attacking with Cardinal Force skill charges the Relic gauge by 20.
+ Cardinal Discharge charges 10 whenever an arrow hits the enemy.
+ When Raven attacks an enemy, charges 10.
+ Using a different Cardinal Force skill than the previous one reduces the cooldown of Ancient Force/Enchant Force skill by 1 sec. excluding 5th Advancement Skills.

Curse Transition
Debuff enemies with Ancient Curse when using certain skills. Debuffed enemies received additional critical damage. Enemies that are cursed will have higher priority to be attacked by the Raven. Max Level is 1.
Level 1: Inflict Ancient Curse debuff to enemies when using a certain skill which can stack up to 5 times for 8 seconds. Critical Damage: +4% per stack against debuffed enemies.

Advanced Cardinal Force
Enhances all Cardinal Force skills with the power of the completed Relic.
Level 1: MP Cost when using Cardinal Force skills: 20.
Cardinal Discharge: Fires an arrow that attacks up to 6 enemies at 205% damage 4 times. Fires an additional arrow if there is a Boss monster in range.
Cardinal Blast: Attacks up to 6 enemies at 305% damage 4 times when the arrow explodes.
Final damage increases by 10% per number of targets less than the maximum amount.
Cardinal Transition: Consumes 1 Swift Wind. Attacks up to 7 enemies at the arrival point at 407% damage 5 times. Swift Wind recharges by 1 every 7 sec. and up to 5 can be stored. You become immune to all knockback attacks while casting the skill and enemies damaged by your attacks are inflicted with 1 stack of Ancient Curse debuff.
Level 20: MP Cost when using Cardinal Force skills: 30.
Cardinal Discharge: Fires an arrow that attacks up to 6 enemies at 300% damage 4 times. Fires an additional arrow if there is a Boss monster in range.
Cardinal Blast: Attacks up to 6 enemies at 400% damage 4 times when the arrow explodes.
Final damage increases by 10% per number of targets less than the maximum amount.
Cardinal Transition: Consumes 1 Swift Wind. Attacks up to 7 enemies at the arrival point at 540% damage 5 times. Swift Wind recharges by 1 every 7 sec. and up to 5 can be stored. You become immune to all knockback attacks while casting the skill and enemies damaged by your attacks are inflicted with 1 stack of Ancient Curse debuff.

Edge of Resonance (Ancient Force)
Summons a blade of the soul that resonates with the Ancient Curse and attacks the nearby enemies. Deals greater damage to enemies inflicted with the Ancient Curse debuff. Can be used while using other skills.
Level 1: Relic Gauge Cost: 100. Attacks up to 8 enemies at 365% damage 6 times. Increases Final Damage per Ancient Curse Debuff +10%. Cooldown: 15 sec.
Level 30: Relic Gauge Cost: 100. Attacks up to 8 enemies at 800% damage 6 times. Increases Final Damage per Ancient Curse Debuff +10%. Cooldown: 15 sec.

Combo Assault (Enchant Force)
Attacks the nearby enemy with a bow, and then shoots an arrow flying through space to attack a wide range of enemies.
– Discharge Enhancement: Arrows deal damage to enemies in a wider range.
– Blast Enhancement: Performs a powerful strike to an enemy with your bow.
– Transition Enhancement: Gives multiple Ancient Curse Debuff stacks to enemies damaged by your bow attack.
Level 1: Relic Gauge Cost: 150. Bow attack deals damage to up to 4 enemies at 210% damage 7 times. Damaged enemies are inflicted with 1 stacks of the Ancient Curse Debuff. Arrows deal damage up to 10 enemies at 260% damage 5 times. Cooldown: 20 sec.
Level 30: Relic Gauge Cost: 150. Bow attack deals damage to up to 4 enemies at 500% damage 7 times. Damaged enemies are inflicted with 1 stacks of the Ancient Curse Debuff. Arrows deal damage up to 10 enemies at 550% damage 5 times. Cooldown: 20 sec.
This skill level automatically syncs with Combo Assault Discharge, Combo Assault Blast and Combo Assault Transition.

Combo Assault (Enchant Force: Discharge)
Attacks the nearby enemy with a bow, and then shoots an arrow flying through space to attack a wide range of enemies. Arrows deal damage to enemies in a wider range.
Level 1: Relic Gauge Cost: 150. Bow attack deals damage to up to 5 enemies at 310% damage 7 times. Damaged enemies are inflicted with 1 stacks of the Ancient Curse Debuff. Arrows deal damage up to 12 enemies at 360% damage 5 times. Cooldown: 20 sec.
Level 30: Relic Gauge Cost: 150. Bow attack deals damage to up to 5 enemies at 600% damage 7 times. Damaged enemies are inflicted with 1 stacks of the Ancient Curse Debuff. Arrows deal damage up to 12 enemies at 650% damage 5 times. Cooldown: 20 sec.
This skill level automatically syncs with Combo Assault.

Combo Assault (Enchant Force: Blast)
Attacks nearby enemies with a bow, and then shoots arrows flying through space to attack a wide range of enemies. Deals a more powerful blow by empowering the bow.
Level 1: Relic Gauge Cost: 150. Bow attack deals damage to up to 1 enemies at 310% damage 8 times. Damaged enemies are inflicted with 1 stacks of the Ancient Curse Debuff. Arrows deal damage up to 10 enemies at 310% damage 5 times. Cooldown: 20 sec.
Level 30: Relic Gauge Cost: 150. Bow attack deals damage to up to 1 enemies at 600% damage 8 times. Damaged enemies are inflicted with 1 stacks of the Ancient Curse Debuff. Arrows deal damage up to 10 enemies at 600% damage 5 times. Cooldown: 20 sec.
This skill level automatically syncs with Combo Assault.

Combo Assault (Enchant Force: Transition)
Attacks nearby enemies with a bow, and then shoots arrows flying through space to attack a wide range of enemies. Concentrates the power of the curse on to your bow to transmit a deadly curse to enemies hit.
Level 1: Relic Gauge Cost: 150. Bow attack deals damage to up to 4 enemies at 310% damage 7 times. Damaged enemies are inflicted with 5 stacks of the Ancient Curse Debuff. Arrows deal damage up to 10 enemies at 360% damage 5 times. Cooldown: 20 sec.
Level 30: Relic Gauge Cost: 150. Bow attack deals damage to up to 4 enemies at 600% damage 7 times. Damaged enemies are inflicted with 5 stacks of the Ancient Curse Debuff. Arrows deal damage up to 10 enemies at 650% damage 5 times. Cooldown: 20 sec.
This skill level automatically syncs with Combo Assault.

Sharp Eyes
Temporarily grants party members the ability to locate enemy’s weak spot to deal fatal damage to that enemy.
Level 1: MP Cost: 30. Critical Rate +6%, Critical Damage +1% for 10 sec.
Level 30: MP Cost: 45. Critical Rate +20%, Critical Damage +15% for 300 sec.

Maple Warrior
Temporarily increases all stats of party members by a certain percentage. Does not stack with Maple Warrior, Cygnus Knights, Nova Warrior, Sengoku Warrior, Other World Warrior, or Rhinne’s Protection
Level 1: MP Cost: 10. All AP invested stats +1% for 30 sec.
Level 30: MP Cost: 70. All AP invested stats +15% for 900 sec.

Warrior Will
Enables you to focus your mind and remove Status Effects cast on you. Grants immunity to Status effects for 3 sec. Cannot cancel certain Status Effects.
Level 1: MP Cost: 30. Cooldown: 600 sec.
Level 5: MP Cost: 30. Cooldown: 360 sec.

Additional Transition
Required Skills: Cardinal Transition Lv. 20 or above
When you use Cardinal Discharge or Cardinal Blast by releasing the power of Transition stored in the Relic, it also fires a cursed arrow. Permanently increases ATT.
Level 1: If Cardinal Discharge or Cardinal Blast is used while the Relic has the Transition pattern, your attacks have 2% chance of inflicted 1 stack of Ancient Curse for up to 6 attacks over 7 sec. Permanently increases +ATT 1%.
Level 20: If Cardinal Discharge or Cardinal Blast is used while the Relic has the Transition pattern, your attacks have 40% chance of inflicted 1 stack of Ancient Curse for up to 6 attacks over 7 sec. Permanently increases +ATT 20%.

Ancient Archery
Train in ancient archery to enhance your combat abilities.
Level 1:
Increases additional Discharge Damage by 21%p,
Increases additional Blast Damage by 21%p
Increases Split Mistel First Arrow Damage by 147%p,
Increases additional Magic Arrow Damage by 84%p,
Increases Triple Impact Explosive Damage by 55%p.
Increases Final Ancient Force/Enchant Force Skill by 4%,
Increases damage by 21% when attacking Boss Monster
Level 30:
Increases additional Discharge Damage by 50%p,
Increases additional Blast Damage by 50%p
Increases Split Mistel First Arrow Damage by 350%p,
Increases additional Magic Arrow Damage by 200%p,
Increases Triple Impact Explosive Damage by 200%p.
Increases Final Ancient Force/Enchant Force Skill by 10%,
Increases damage by 50% when attacking Boss Monster

Ancient Bow Expert
Required Skills: Ancient Bow Mastery Lv. 10 or above
Increases Mastery, ATT and Critical Damage for Ancient Bows.
Level 1: Ancient Bow Mastery +56%, ATT +2 and Critical Damage +1%
Level 30: Ancient Bow Mastery +70%, ATT +60 and Critical Damage +10%

Illusion Step
Increases DEX and Evade significantly to reduce incoming damage.
Level 1: DEX +22, Additional Evade +1%, Reduces Incoming Damage -2%
Level 30: DEX +80, Additional Evade +30%, Reduces Incoming Damage -20%

Pathfinder 4th Job Skill Build Guide:
0. Curse Weakening III, Curse Transition (MAX)
1. Additional Transition, Combo Assault, Edge of Resonance (1)
2. Ancient Bow Expert, Advanced Cardinal Force, Illusion Step (1)
3. Ancient Archery (1)
4. Ancient Bow Expert (MAX)
5. Additional Transition (MAX)
6. Advanced Cardinal Force (MAX)
7. Sharp Eyes (MAX)
8. Ancient Archery (MAX)
9. Illusion Step (MAX)
10. Combo Assault (MAX)
12. Edge of Resonance (MAX)
13. Maple Warrior (MAX)
14. Warrior Will (MAX)

Pathfinder Hyper Skills

Sharp Eyes – Persist
Required Level: 140
Level 1: Sharp Eyes Duration: +30 seconds

Sharp Eyes – Ignore Guard
Required Level: 150
Level 1: Sharp Eyes Ignore Defense: +5%

Sharp Eyes – Critical Rate
Required Level: 180
Level 1: Sharp Eyes Critical Rate: +5%

Cardinal Force – Reinforce
Required Level: 140
Level 1: Cardinal Force Skills Damage: +20%

Cardinal Force – Additional Enhance
Required Level: 165
Level 1: Activation Rate of Additional Discharge and Additional Blast: +10%

Cardinal Force – Bonus Attack
Required Level: 190
Level 1: Cardinal Force Skills Number of Hits: +1

Ancient Force – Boss Killer
Required Level: 150
Level 1: Ancient Force Skills Damage against Boss: +20%

Ancient Force – Ignore Guard
Required Level: 165
Level 1: Ancient Force Skills Ignore Enemy Defense: +20%

Ancient Force – Enhant Enhance
Required Level: 180
Level 1: Enchant Force Skills Damage: +20%

Relic Evolution
Required Level: 140
Pulls out the hidden ancient power from the Relic.
Level 1: MP Cost: 300. Immediately charges Relic Gauge to full upon use. Charge amount is based on the active level of the Relic. Using Additional Discharge and Additional Blast creates 1 additional Magic Arrows and Swift Wind recharge time is reduced to 3 sec. for 30 sec. Cooldown: 120 sec.

Ancient Astra (Enchant Force Skill)
Required Level: 160
Materializes an arrow of the legends to bombard enemies with a powerful attack.
+ Discharge Enhancement: Additional magic arrows are created from hit enemies.
+ Blast Enhancement: Aims and shoots a significantly powerful arrow at the enemy.
+ Transition Enhancement: Enables movement while attacking.
This skill level automatically syncs with Ancient Astra Discharge, Ancient Astra Blast and Ancient Astra Transition.

Ancient Astra (Enchant Force: Discharge)
Materializes an arrow of the legends to bombard enemies with a powerful attack. Additional magic arrows are created from hit enemies.
Level 1: Relic Gauge Cost: 80 per sec. The skill key can be held down for 15 sec. to attack up to 7 enemies at 500% damage 6 consecutive times. 30% chance per attacked enemy to create 2 magic arrows, dealing 300% damage 2 times. Reduces incoming damage by 20%, including attacks that deals damage based on Max HP percentage while casting. Cooldown: 80 sec.
This skill level automatically syncs with Ancient Astra.

Ancient Astra (Enchant Force: Blast)
Materializes an arrow of the legends to bombard enemies with a powerful attack. You can control the angle of fire by using the [Up] / [Down] arrow keys. The arrow explodes when it hits the enemy or at the end of its maximum range.
Level 1: Relic Gauge Cost: 80 per sec. The skill key can be held down for 15 sec. to fire an arrow at the chosen angle at set intervals. When the arrow explodes, it attacks up to 12 enemies at 1800% damage 10 times. The first arrow’s angle of fire cannot be adjusted and flies straight forward. Reduces incoming damage from enemy attacks including those that deals damage based on Max HP by 40%. Cooldown: 80 sec.
This skill level automatically syncs with Ancient Astra.

Ancient Astra (Enchant Force: Transition)
Materializes an arrow of the legends to bombard enemies with a powerful attack. Enables you to move forward and backward while attacking.
Level 1: Relic Gauge Cost: 80 per sec. The skill key can be held down for 15 sec. to attack up to 4 enemies at 450% damage 6 consecutive times. Cooldown: 80 sec.
This skill level automatically syncs with Ancient Astra.

Epic Adventure
Required Level: 190
This buff can only be used by legendary explorer classes that have attained the highest form of advancement. Increases damage.
Level 1: MP Cost: 100. Damage +10% for 60 sec. Cooldown: 120 sec. Only Explorer class characters in the party are affected.

Pathfinder Hyper Skill Build Guide:
Lv.140 – Cardinal Force – Reinforce
Lv.165 – Cardinal Force – Additional Enhance
Lv.190 – Cardinal Force – Bonus Attack
Lv.150 – Ancient Force – Boss Killer
Lv.180 – Ancient Force – Enhant Enhance
Lv.140 – Relic Evolution
Lv.160 – Ancient Astra
Lv.190 – Epic Adventure

Pathfinder 5th Job Skills

Ultimate Blast (Ancient Force Skill)
Consumes all of the Relic gauges and fires a powerful arrow that penetrate everything. Arrow’s power is increased based on the amount of Relic Gauge consumed.
Level 1: Requires at least 200 Relic Gauge to use. Attacks up to 15 enemies at 2100% damage 15 times by consuming the entire Relic Gauge upon use. Invincible during cast. Final Damage increases by 25%/50%/75%/100% when the consumed Relic Gauge is 25%/50%/75%/100%. Additional Ignore Monster DEF +100%. Cooldown: 120 sec.
Level 25: Requires at least 200 Relic Gauge to use. Attacks up to 15 enemies at 4500% damage 15 times by consuming the entire Relic Gauge upon use. Invincible during cast. Final Damage increases by 25%/50%/75%/100% when the consumed Relic Gauge is 25%/50%/75%/100%. Additional Ignore Monster DEF +100%. Cooldown: 120 sec.

Raven Tempest (Ancient Force Skill)
Summons the true form of Raven that destroys everything by using the Relic’s power. The summoned Raven moves to find enemies and changes direction when the skill key is pressed. Can only be used when Raven or Evolve is summoned. Raven’s attacks do not affect enemies in the Damage Reflection state.
Level 1: Relic Gauge Cost: 300. Attacks up to 12 enemies at 420% damage 5 times for 25 sec. Charges 20 Relic Gauge upon attack. Direction Change Cooldown: 2 sec., Cooldown: 120 sec.
Level 25: Relic Gauge Cost: 300. Attacks up to 12 enemies at 900% damage 5 times for 25 sec. Charges 20 Relic Gauge upon attack. Direction Change Cooldown: 2 sec., Cooldown: 120 sec.

Obsidian Barrier
Protect yourself and your party members by amplifying the power of the Relic. Party member with the power of protection deals increased Critical Damage against enemies with the Ancient Curse Debuff.
+ Discharge Enhancement: Gives your party members a personal shield.
+ Blast Enhancement: Increases the shield size.
+ Transition Enhancement: Enables re-installation of the shield.
Level 1: Relic Gauge Cost: 500. Duration: 10 sec. Reduces incoming damage of attacks that deals damage based on Max HP by 20%. Attacks up to 8 enemies that are inside the shield in set intervals at 412% damage 4 times. Cooldown: 200 sec.
Level 25: Relic Gauge Cost: 500. Duration: 15 sec. Reduces incoming damage of attacks that deals damage based on Max HP by 20%. Attacks up to 8 enemies that are inside the shield in set intervals at 700% damage 4 times. Cooldown: 200 sec.
This skill level automatically syncs with Obsidian Barrier Discharge, Obsidian Barrier Blast and Obsidian Barrier Transition.

Obsidian Barrier (Enchant Force: Discharge)
Protect yourself and surrounding party members by amplifying the power of the Relic. Party members inside the shield takes reduced damage and deals increased Critical Damage against enemies with the Ancient Curse Debuff.
Level 1: Relic Gauge Cost: 500. Duration: 10 sec. Reduces all incoming damage including attacks that deals damage based on Max HP by 40%. Cooldown: 200 sec.
Level 25: Relic Gauge Cost: 500. Duration: 15 sec. Reduces all incoming damage including attacks that deals damage based on Max HP by 40%. Cooldown: 200 sec.
This skill level automatically syncs with Obsidian Barrier.

Obsidian Barrier (Enchant Force: Blast)
Installs a shield by amplifying the power of the Relic. The shield protects you from normal enemy attacks and reduces damage from attacks that deals damage based on HP percentage. Also, party members inside the shield deals increased Critical Damage against enemies with the Ancient Curse Debuff. The shield enhanced with the power of Blast protects a wider area.
Level 1: Relic Gauge Cost: 500. Duration: 10 sec. Reduces incoming damage of attacks that deals damage based on Max HP by 40%. Attacks up to 15 enemies that are inside the shield in set intervals at 518% damage 4 times. Cooldown: 200 sec.
Level 25: Relic Gauge Cost: 500. Duration: 15 sec. Reduces incoming damage of attacks that deals damage based on Max HP by 40%. Attacks up to 15 enemies that are inside the shield in set intervals at 950% damage 4 times. Cooldown: 200 sec.
This skill level automatically syncs with Obsidian Barrier.

Obsidian Barrier (Enchant Force: Transition)
Installs a shield by amplifying the power of the Relic. The shield protects you from normal enemy attacks and reduces damage from attacks that deals damage based on HP percentage. Also, party members inside the shield deals increased Critical Damage against enemies with the Ancient Curse Debuff. The shield enhanced with the power of Transition allows reallocation.
Level 1: Relic Gauge Cost: 500. Duration: 10 sec. Reduces incoming damage of attacks that deals damage based on Max HP by 40%. Attacks up to 10 enemies that are inside the shield in set intervals at 518% damage 4 times. Re-installation Time: 2 sec. Cooldown: 200 sec.
Level 25: Relic Gauge Cost: 500. Duration: 15 sec. Reduces incoming damage of attacks that deals damage based on Max HP by 40%. Attacks up to 10 enemies that are inside the shield in set intervals at 950% damage 4 times. Re-installation Time: 2 sec. Cooldown: 200 sec.
This skill level automatically syncs with Obsidian Barrier.

Pathfinder Enhancement Cores

Cardinal Discharge/Additional Discharge
Final Damage: +7% per level. Max Level: 50 (60 with Matrix Points)
Level 20: Max Targets: +1
Level 40: Monster DEF Ignored: +20%

Cardinal Blast/Additional Blast
Final Damage: +7% per level. Max Level: 50 (60 with Matrix Points)
Level 20: Max Targets: +1
Level 40: Monster DEF Ignored: +20%

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

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

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

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

Edge of Resonance
Final Damage: +7% per level. Max Level: 50 (60 with Matrix Points)
Level 20: Max Targets: +1
Level 40: Monster DEF Ignored: +20%

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

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

Pathfinder Equipment

Pathfinder Medal

Level 10 – Cursed One
MP: +50, HP: +50
Cannot be sold to NPC, Untradable, One-of-a-Kind

Level 30 – Facer of Trials
MP: +100, HP: +100
Cannot be sold to NPC, Untradable, One-of-a-Kind

Level 60 – Tracker of Shadow
STR: +1, DEX: +1, INT: +1, LUK: +1, MP: +150, HP: +150
Cannot be sold to NPC, Untradable, One-of-a-Kind

Level 100 – The Seeker of the Arks
STR: +2, DEX: +2, INT: +2, LUK: +2, MP: +200, HP: +200
Cannot be sold to NPC, Untradable, One-of-a-Kind

Level 200 – Master of Ancient Power
W.Att: +3
Cannot be sold to NPC, Untradable, One-of-a-Kind

Pathfinder Weapon

Type: Two-handed, Att Speed : Normal (6)

Level 10 – Marad Ancient Bow
W.Att: +25, Knockback: +26%
Slot: 7, Sold for 300 mesos

Level 30 – Assur Ancient Bow
W.Att: +45, Knockback: +36%
Slot: 7, Sold for 7,900 mesos

Level 50 – Uruk Ancient Bow
W.Att: +65, Knockback: +40%
Slot: 7, Sold for 23,000 mesos

Level 60 – Avaris Ancient Bow
W.Att: +75, Knockback: +45%
Slot: 7, Sold for 28,000 mesos

Level 70 – Magna Ancient Bow
W.Att: +80, Knockback: +50%
Slot: 7 ,Sold for 33,000 mesos

Level 80 – Tanis Ancient Bow
W.Att: +85, Knockback: +55%
Slot: 7, Sold for 38,000 mesos

Level 90 – Pylos Ancient Bow
W.Att: +90, Knockback: +60%
Slot: 7, Sold for 43,000 mesos

Level 100 – Ephesus Ancient Bow
W.Att: +95, Knockback: +65%
Slot: 7, Sold for 48,000 mesos

Level 100 – Black Ancient Bow
W.Att: +115, Knockback: +65%
Slot: 8, Sold for 1 mesos, Untradable
Unlock Boss-Tier Additional Options
Set Item of Black Set

Level 110 – Dragon Ancient Bow
W.Att: +100, Speed: +11, Knockback: +70%
Slot: 7, Sold for 53,000 mesos

Level 110 – Zakum’s Poisonous Ancient Bow
W.Att: +102, Boss Damage: +10%, Knockback: +70%
Slot: 7, Sold for 1 mesos
Untradable after equipped
Can be traded once if use PSOK
Unlock Boss-Tier Additional Options

Level 120 – Necro Ancient Bow
W.Att: +105, Knockback: +75%
Slot: 7, Sold for 1 mesos
Untradable after equipped
Can be traded once if use PSOK
Unlock Boss-Tier Additional Options
Set Item of Necro Archer Set

Level 120 – Buhizer Ancient Bow
W.Att: +105, Speed: +12, Knockback: +75%
Slot: 7, Sold for 58,000 mesos

Level 130 – Royal Von Leon Ancient Bow
W.Att: +112, DEX: +6, Knockback: +75%, Willpower: +30
Slot: 8, Sold for 1 mesos
Untradable after equipped
Can be traded once if use PSOK
Unlock Boss-Tier Additional Options
Set Item of Royal Von Leon Ranger Set

Level 130 – Jaihin Ancient Bow
W.Att: +110, Speed: +13, Knockback: +75%
Slot: 7, Sold for 63,000 mesos
Set Item of Muspell Warden Set (Bowman)

Level 140 – Falconwing Ancient Bow
W.Att: +128, STR: +20, DEX: +35, Knockback: +75%, Charm: +100
Slot: 8, Sold for 1 mesos
Untradable after equipped
Can be traded once if use PSOK
Unlock Boss-Tier Additional Options
Set Item of Falcon Wing Set

Level 140 – Utgard Ancient Bow
W.Att: +115, Speed: +14, Knockback: +75%
Slot: 8, Sold for 68,000 mesos
Set Item of Fensalir Lelantos Set (Bowman)

Level 145 – Meister Ancient Bow
W.Att: +148, STR: +25, DEX: +40, Ignore Def: +5%,
Damage: +15%, Knockback: +75%
Slot: 8, Sold for 1 mesos
Untradable after equipped
Can be traded once if use PSOK
Unlock Boss-Tier Additional Options
Set Item of Meister Set

Level 150 – Fafnir Ancient Bow
W.Att: +160, STR: +40, DEX: +40, Ignore Def: +10%,
Boss Damage: +30%, Knockback: +75%, Charm: +100
Slot: 8, Sold for 1 mesos
Untradable after equipped
Can be traded once if use PSOK
Unlock Boss-Tier Additional Options
Set Item of Root Abyss set(archer)

Level 160 – Absolabs Ancient Bow
W.Att: +192, STR: +60, DEX: +60, Speed: +12, Ignore Def: +10%
Boss Damage: +30%, Knockback: +75%, Charm: +100
Slot: 8, Sold for 1 mesos
Untradable after equipped
Can be traded once if use PSOK
Unlock Boss-Tier Additional Options
Set Item of Absolabs Trueshot Set (Bowman)

Level 200 – Arcaneshade Ancient Bow
W.Att: +276, STR: +100, DEX: +100, Speed: +19, Ignore Def: +20%
Boss Damage: +30%, Knockback: +80%, Charm: +200
Slot: 8, Sold for 1 mesos
Untradable after equipped
Can be traded once if use PSOK
Unlock Boss-Tier Additional Options
Set Item of Arcaneshade Set (Archer)

Level 200 – Sealed Genesis Ancient Bow
W.Att: +318, STR: +150, DEX: +150, Speed: +19
Ignore Def: +20%, Boss Damage: +30%, Knockback: +80%
Sold for 1 mesos, Cannot be sold to NPC
Untradable, One-of-a-Kind
Cannot be stacked (Unique item)
Cannot use Toad Hammer

Level 200 – Genesis Ancient Bow
W.Att: +318, STR: +150, DEX: +150, Speed: +19, Ignore Def: +20%
Boss Damage: +30%, Knockback: +80%, Charm: +200
Slot: 8, Sold for 1 mesos, Cannot be sold to NPC
Untradable
One-of-a-Kind
Cannot be stacked (Unique item)
Unlock Boss-Tier Additional Options
Joker Item
Cannot use Toad Hammer

Level 10 – Special Marad Ancient Bow
W.Att: +50, STR: +3, DEX: +3, INT: +3, LUK: +3, Knockback: +45%
Cannot be sold to NPC, Untradable, One-of-a-Kind, Expire upon Logout
Fixed Potential:
Option 1: All Stat : +5%
Option 2: Max HP: +5%
Option 3: Attack Power / Magic Power : +10

Level 50 – Special Avaris Ancient Bow
W.Att: +88, STR: +5, DEX: +5, INT: +5, LUK: +5, Knockback: +60%
Cannot be sold to NPC, Untradable, One-of-a-Kind, Expire upon Logout
Fixed Potential:
Option 1: All Stat : +10%
Option 2: Max HP: +10%
Option 3: Damage: +5%

Level 100 – Special Pylos Ancient Bow
W.Att: +116, STR: +10, DEX: +10, INT: +10, LUK: +10, Knockback: +75%
Cannot be sold to NPC, Untradable, One-of-a-Kind, Expire upon Logout
Fixed Potential:
Option 1: Ignore Monster DEF: +30%
Option 2: Damage on Boss monsters: +30%
Option 3: Critical Probability : +10%

Level 130 – Special Falconwing Ancient Bow
W.Att: +128, STR: +20, DEX: +35, Knockback: +75%
Cannot be sold to NPC, Untradable, One-of-a-Kind, Expire upon Logout
Fixed Potential:
Option 1: Ignore Monster DEF: +30%
Option 2: Damage on Boss monsters: +30%
Option 3: Critical Probability : +10%

Level 160 – Absolabs Ancient Bow
W.Att: +192, STR: +60, DEX: +60, Speed: +12, Ignore Def: +10%
Boss Damage: +30%, Knockback: +75%, Charm: +100
Slot: 8, Sold for 1 mesos, Untradable
Unlock Boss-Tier Additional Options
Cannot use Toad Hammer
Set Item of Absolabs Trueshot Set (Bowman)
Fixed Potential:
Option 1: Damage: +9%
Option 2: Damage on Boss Monsters: +35%
Option 3: Critical Rate: +10%

Level 150 – Fafnir Ancient Bow
W.Att: +160, STR: +40, DEX: +40, Ignore Def: +10%
Boss Damage: +30%, Knockback: +75%, Charm: +100
Slot: 8, Sold for 1 mesos, Untradable, Time Limited, Cannot be extended
Unlock Boss-Tier Additional Options
Cannot use Toad Hammer
Set Item of Root Abyss set(archer)

Level 150 – Oyamatsumi Ancient Bow
W.Att: +147, STR: +30, DEX: +53, Knockback: +75%, Charm: +100
Slot: 8, Sold for 1 mesos
Untradable after equipped
Can be traded once if use PSOK
Set Item of Oyamatsumi Set

Pathfinder Relic Gauge

Level 10 – Potential Relic
STR: +3, DEX: +3
Sold for 1 mesos

Level 30 – Awaken Relic
W.Att: +1, STR: +4, DEX: +4
Sold for 3,000 mesos

Level 60 – Trine Relic
W.Att: +2, STR: +6, DEX: +6
Sold for 28,000 mesos

Level 100 – Perfect Relic
W.Att: +3, STR: +10, DEX: +10
Sold for 70,000 mesos

Level 100 – Black Relic
W.Att: +5, STR: +8, DEX: +8
Sold for 1 mesos, Untradable, Set Item of Black Set

Level 140 – Princess Nou’s Relic
W.Att: +9, STR: +14, DEX: +14, Sold for 100,000 mesos

MapleStory Old to New Skill Names

Path Finder Beginner Skills

  1. Return to Partem → (SAME)
  2. Ancient Curse →

Path Finder 1st Job Skills

  1. Curse Weakening I → Curse Dampening I
  2. Cardinal Discharge → Cardinal Deluge
  3. Double Jump → (SAME)
  4. Archer Mastery → Archery Mastery
  5. Critical Shot → Forceful Shot

Path Finder 2nd Job Skills

  1. Relic Charge I → (SAME)
  2. Curse Weakening I → Curse Dampening II
  3. Cardinal Discharge Enhancement → Cardinal Deluge Amplification
  4. Cardinal Blast → Cardinal Burst
  5. Split Mistel → Swarm Shot
  6. Ancient Bow Booster → (SAME)
  7. Ancient Bow Mastery → (SAME)
  8. Physical Training → (SAME)

Path Finder 3rd Job Skills

  1. Curse Weakening III → Curse Dampening III
  2. Cardinal Blast Enhancement → Cardinal Burst Amplification
  3. Cardinal Transition → Cardinal Torrent
  4. Triple Impact → (SAME)
  5. Raven → Shadow Raven
  6. Curse Tolerance → Cursebound Endurance
  7. Ancient Guidance → Guidance of the Ancients
  8. Additional Blast → Bountiful Burst
  9. Dodge → Evasion Boost
  10. Essence of Archer → Archer’s Essence

Path Finder 4th Job Skills

  1. Relic Charge II → (SAME)
  2. Curse Transition → Curseweaver
  3. Advanced Cardinal Force → (SAME)
  4. Edge of Resonance → Glyph of Impalement
  5. Combo Assault → (SAME)
  6. Discharge Enhancement → (SAME)
  7. Blast Enhancement → (SAME)
  8. Transition Enhancement → (SAME)
  9. Sharp Eyes → (SAME)
  10. Maple Warrior → (SAME)
  11. Hero’s Will → (SAME)
  12. Additional Transition → Bountiful Torrent
  13. Ancient Archery → (SAME)
  14. Ancient Bow Expert → Ancient Bore Expertise
  15. Illusion Step → (SAME)

Path Finder Hyper Skills

  1. Sharp Eyes – Persist → (SAME)
  2. Sharp Eyes – Ignore Guard → Sharp Eyes – Guardbreak
  3. Sharp Eyes – Critical Rate → Sharp Eyes – Critical Chance
  4. Cardinal Force – Reinforce → (SAME)
  5. Cardinal Force – Additional Enhance → Cardinal Force – Bountiful Enhance
  6. Cardinal Force – Bonus Attack → Cardinal Force – Extra Strike
  7. Ancient Force – Boss Killer → Ancient Force – Boss Rush
  8. Ancient Force – Ignore Guard → Ancient Force – Guardbreak
  9. Ancient Force – Enhant Enhance → (SAME)
  10. Relic Evolution → Awakened Relic
  11. Ancient Astra → (SAME)
  12. Discharge Enhancement → (SAME)
  13. Blast Enhancement → (SAME)
  14. Transition Enhancement → (SAME)
  15. Epic Adventure → (SAME)

Path Finder 5th Job Skills

  1. Ultimate Blast →
  2. Raven Tempest →
  3. Obsidian Barrier →
  4. Discharge Enhancement →
  5. Blast Enhancement →
  6. Transition Enhancement →

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19 thoughts on “MapleStory Pathfinder Skill Build Guide

  1. Xonos

    I kinda like Pathfinder mobility, damage output and the range, but somehow can’t last long as low defense and low HP.

    Any way to compensate this?

    Getting a few touch of monster and you will in red, HP potion never seems to enough…

  2. Ayumilove Post author

    @Irma: Thanks for spotting the missing Pathfinder 3rd Job Skill “Dodge” in the Skill Build Guide! I have added it in :-)

  3. Irma

    Hey, in 3th job you forgot to give points to dodge.

  4. Nelly Cop

    Are there any recommended trio nores for Pathfinder?

    i dont wanna mess up what i grind for :s hehe

  5. Ayumilove Post author

    @Freeman Kuo: Appreciate your work. I’ll add them up into the guide :-)

  6. Freeman Kuo

    Just thought I’d save you the trouble for at least this one 🤣

  7. Freeman Kuo

    This is me procrastinating on training, so think nothing of it. I’ve used your website as my main source essentially my whole Maple life, so something like this is just a small token of appreciation.

    Path Finder Beginner Skills

    Return to Partem → Same

    Ancient Curse →

    Path Finder 1st Job Skills

    Curse Weakening I → Curse Dampening I

    Cardinal Discharge → Cardinal Deluge

    Double Jump → Same

    Archer Mastery → Archery Mastery

    Critical Shot → Forceful Shot

    Path Finder 2nd Job Skills

    Relic Charge I → Same

    Curse Weakening I → Curse Dampening II

    Cardinal Discharge Enhancement → Cardinal Deluge Amplification

    Cardinal Blast → Cardinal Burst

    Split Mistel → Swarm Shot

    Ancient Bow Booster → Same

    Ancient Bow Mastery → Same

    Physical Training → Same

    Bountiful Deluge (9th Skill)

    Path Finder 3rd Job Skills

    Curse Weakening III → Curse Dampening III

    Cardinal Blast Enhancement → Cardinal Burst Amplification

    Cardinal Transition → Cardinal Torrent

    Triple Impact → Same

    Raven → Shadow Raven

    Curse Tolerance → Cursebound Endurance

    Ancient Guidance → Guidance of the Ancients

    Additional Blast → Bountiful Burst

    Dodge → Evasion Boost

    Essence of Archer → Archer’s Essence

    Path Finder 4th Job Skills

    Relic Charge II → Same

    Curse Transition → Curseweaver

    Advanced Cardinal Force → Same

    Edge of Resonance → Glyph of Impalement

    Combo Assault → Same

    Discharge Enhancement →

    Blast Enhancement →

    Transition Enhancement →

    Sharp Eyes → Same

    Maple Warrior → Same

    Hero’s Will → Same

    Additional Transition → Bountiful Torrent

    Ancient Archery → Sand

    Ancient Bow Expert → Ancient Bore Expertise

    Illusion Step → Illusion Step

    Path Finder Hyper Skills

    Sharp Eyes – Persist → Sand

    Sharp Eyes – Ignore Guard → Sharp Eyes – Guardbreak

    Sharp Eyes – Critical Rate → Sharp Eyes – Critical Chance

    Cardinal Force – Reinforce → Same

    Cardinal Force – Additional Enhance → Cardinal Force – Bountiful Enhance

    Cardinal Force – Bonus Attack → Cardinal Force – Extra Strike

    Ancient Force – Boss Killer → Ancient Force – Boss Rush

    Ancient Force – Ignore Guard → Ancient Force – Guardbreak

    Ancient Force – Enhant Enhance → Ancient Force – Same

    Relic Evolution → Awakened Relic

    Ancient Astra → Same

    Discharge Enhancement → Same

    Blast Enhancement → Same

    Transition Enhancement → Same

    Epic Adventure → Same

  8. Andrew

    i don’t yet know if its bugged or not but at least in gms i have been playing PF got 105% buff duration (50 inner 40 legion 15 mechanic) and it doesn’t actually actively do anything. the skills you would want it to affect aren’t using it such as guidance of the ancient so i have buff duration for mihile link? (which has 100% up time at rank 3)

  9. Ayumilove Post author

    @Raldy: Sure, if you feel that your equipment gear does not provide much Ignore Defense for Bossing, you can replace “Cardinal Force – Additional Enhance” with “Sharp Eyes – Ignore Guard”. However, if your character has reached the max damage cap as an end game player, you will need as much hits as possible against your target/enemy for maximum DPS (Damage Per Second).

  10. Raldy

    Hey, is there a reason to not take ignore 20% DEF for pathfinder’s hyper skill? I feel that negating 20% is really effective, over lets say additional +1 attack from spells.

    May i have your thoughts? Thanks!

  11. RD

    Do you think it’s find to use hyper skill point on sharp eyes ignore defense instead of ancient force? I feel like ancient force is barely a part of my total damage add would rather spec for a permanent ignore defense

  12. Ayumilove Post author

    @greg: Hi Grey, Thanks for sharing your experiment results with us! What do you mean by BD? Are you referring to just Buff Duration for Path Finder? or there is another term for it?

  13. greg

    Aspd does not affect Pathfinder! test severe time with green pot/dsi/BAM speed aura/Prayer. Number of hits remained the same when using blast discharge combo. According to reddit Pathfinder follows cardena’s weapons art chaining mechanics which is not affected by aspd.
    To maximise DPS. Macro blast and discharge on you skill macro. Dont just use blast..
    IA should be BD nd buff Duration. Increase up time of ancient guidance

  14. Ayumilove Post author

    @Barium5: I guess Pathfinder is a special adventurer class since it has its own unique storyline similarly to Dual Blade and Cannoneer :-)

  15. Ayumilove Post author

    @Khaz: After leveling up Pathfinder in couple of hours, I found that she is quite a good mobber, good bosser with excellent mobility. Her primary attacking skills (Cardinal Discharge, Blast and Transition) cover a lot of ground especially in larger maps with monsters filled to the brim with Kanna’s kishin.

    Pairing these with ancient skills (Split Mistel and Triple Impact), the Split Mistel can knock out the entire flat platform map along with monsters on different platform easily if you have geared Pathfinder with excellent gear.

    Finally, reaching 4th job unlocks a skill Relic Charge II allows you to decrease the cooldown of Ancient Force and Enchant Force skill. Just macro all 3 Cardinal skills in 1 key and sit and spam on a mob of monster in 1 location. Once the Combo Assault skill is available (cooldown reset), switched to Discharge mode and then rain havoc to monstesr nearby. Easily KO all 12 enemies in a medium map with lots monsters on different platforms such as Blood Harps at Minar Forest. My Kanna kishin had some trouble keeping up the spawn pace :-)

  16. Ayumilove Post author

    @BG: I have updated the guide to include the latest details for Pathfinder skills for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th job skills. Also updated the Pathfinder skill build guide based on my personal training session with her :-)

  17. BG

    Hi, I’ve been using your guide for more than 3 years and found it really useful! However, I think you left out the skill build for 2 3rd job skills: Additional Blast and Dodge. Do update so other people will not get confused AHAHAH keep it up!!

  18. Khaz

    Hey, wanted to know if Pathfinder will be able to take advantage of buff/summon duration? [exclude the Raven skill since it’s recastable]
    And what version of the class do you think we’ll get on gms? the first version, or the nerfed version? [latest kms version of the class]

    btw, do you think that Pathfinder will scale well in gms when it comes to mobbing capabilities with kishin?

  19. Barium5

    Wouldn’t Pathfinder be a Special Class like Dual Blade and Cannoneer? This would complete all jobs having a 3rd branch.