Home > KMST > kMSt ver. 1.2.425 – Mikhail!

kMSt ver. 1.2.425 – Mikhail!

Although some thought it was an April Fool’s Day joke, the Mikhail class is real! It seems like a combination of the Soul Master, Demon Slayer, and regular warrior classes… Since this basically confirms the rest of the knights getting classes, I’m gonna hope they’re not as copy-happy… There’s a huge glitch though, after advancing to first job, the character is glitched and is stuck in a black map. I don’t think there’s any way to get past it, haha.

Spiegelmann has also opened up a new facility! Read past the cut for skill information and more~

P.S. This stuff will be coming out in the real server this Thursday!

Now, you can choose to log in with either your Maple ID or your Nexon ID! If you choose Nexon ID, you’ll be able to see all the Maple IDs that are linked to that Nexon ID.

Spiegelmann’s Strange Gallery is now open. It is for levels 50 to 120.  It is a mini theme dungeon. You can enter through the Mirror of Dimensions in any town.

Inside you’ll see four portraits (well 5, but the big one is not revealed yet). They’re the portrayals of different seasons, and clicking on one will lead you to another area.

  • Spring: Edelstein
  • Summer: Ariant
  • Fall: Leafre
  • Winter: El Nath

From what I can see, they’re just one map hunting zones. I think Spiegelmann gives you some quests and you just do them by killing the monsters there? I’ll try and elaborate on this later.

The theme dungeon Mushroom Kingdom‘s monster experience and quest experience rewards have been balanced.

Before I start talking about Mikhail, there’s a bunch of new interesting Cash items! First off is the Buff Freezer which allows you to not lose your buffs after you die. I’m not sure how this would be that useful…

The second are the Item Liberation Keys! These items allow you to wear equipment either 5 or 10 levels above your level! There’s one for weapons, one for armor, and one for accessories.

These are full AP and SP Resets, similar to the free ones from the Legend event.

The Harp Seal pet has been released! It’s sooooooo cute, I want it so bad!

They released the Dark Cygnus hats, the ones from Future Ereb! Here you can see Dark Mikhail‘s hat, they cover your entire head with both the hat and the hair of the Knight. You can also see the new wings, aren’t they pretty? There’s a dark version too, if you want those.

The new job <Mikhail> is now available! It’s advancements are available through Cygnus and Nineheart at Ereb. Mikhail’s job advancements are at level 10, 30, 70, and 120. Mikhail is a warrior type character that uses a one-handed sword and the growing shield, Soul Shield.

As you can see, he is classified as a Cygnus, but has a different button from the regular Cygnus Knights. His max level is 200.

The Soul Shield is similar to the Demon Slayer’s Force Shield. There are different versions for each advancement (I assume automatically upgraded) and they also level up.

Until level 120, Mikhail receives an extra 10% experience when levelling up. Mihile uses many 1:1 and mob attacks, and has many defense increasing skills and damage reducing skills, as well as good mobility.

Mikhail has Empress’ Blessing and Fairy’s Blessing, and when he reaches level 120 he can learn the Echo of the Hero skill. You can also create an Ultimate Adventurer. When Mikhail is level 70, you can share his skill Protection of Light with other characters on the same account, where Mikhail appears and defends the character from being knocked back.

I uploaded the tutorial! Honestly, the storyline is very random. Mikhail is chosen to be one of Cygnus’ knights, and then, after one week (notice the dates that appear in each map, with the year XXXX), he becomes one…

Now onto the skills! Oh yeah, Striker’s Fist Enrage skill’s damage was decreased from 230% to 120% and their Energy Blast skill’s damage was decreased from 500% to 260%.


  • Guardian of Light: For 90 seconds, you will not be knocked back by monsters’ attacks. There is a 300 second cooldown. (Link Skill)

First Job

  • HP Increase: Increase your max HP by 20% permanently. (max level: 10)
  • Soul Shield: Amplify the power of the Soul Shield to boost your defense and magic defense by 200. (max level: 15)
  • Soul Agility: Permanently increase accuracy by 200, speed by 25, and jump by 20.(max level: 10)

  • Soul Jump: Using the power of Soul, jump once again while in the air. As the skill level increase, the distance moved will increase. (max level: 10)

  • Soul Blade: Give shape to Soul and throw it at up to 5 enemies for 340% damage. (max level: 20)

Second Job

  • Physical Training: Permanently increase your STR and DEX by 30. (max level: 10)
  • Sword Mastery: Permanently increase your mastery over the one-handed sword by 50% as well as your accuracy by 120. (max level: 20)
  • Final Attack: There is a 40% chance to add an extra 150% damage attack when using attack skills. Must be using a sword. (prerequisite: level 3 Sword Mastery) (max level: 20)

  •  Sword Booster: For 200 seconds, increase the speed of your sword by 2 stages. (prerequisite: level 5 Sword Mastery) (max level: 20)

  •  Rage: For 155 seconds, increase the weapon attack of you and your party by 30. (max level: 20)

  •   Soul Driver: Use Soul’s power to attack up to 6 enemies for 145% damage 4 times. (max level: 20)

  • Shining Chase: A sword of light is pointed at the enemy and is rushed towards them, hitting 380% damage on up to 6 enemies pushing them back. (max level: 20)

Third Job

  • Self Recovery: Every four seconds you will recover an extra 150 HP and 90 MP. This effect works during battle. (max level: 30)
  • Intention: Permanently increase your strength by 40 and increase your attacking speed by one stage. (max level: 20)
  • Soul Attack: When attacking an enemy inflicted with a status, increase your damage and critical chance by 20%. (max level: 20)

  • Soul Charge: For 300 seconds, charge your sword with power and increase your damage by 30%. (max level: 10)

  • Soul Endure: For 180 seconds, increase your defense by 100%, and your resistance to elements and statuses by 60%. (max level: 20)

  • Magic Crash: When used, there is a 100% chance that monsters around you will not be able to use buffs for 20 seconds. There is a cooldown of 60 seconds. (max level: 20)

  • Soul Slash: Quickly attack up to 4 enemies in front of you for 230% damage 3 times, with a 10% chance to stun for 4 seconds. (max level: 20)

  • Shining Buster: Release light to attack up to 6 enemies in front of you for 270% damage 3 times. (max level: 20)

Fourth Job

  • Combat Mastery : When attacking monsters, 40% defense is ignored. (max level: 10)
  • Advanced Sword Mastery: Increase your mastery over the sword to 70%, as well as minimum critical damage by 15% and attack by 30. (prerequisite: level 20 Sword Mastery) (max level: 30)
  • Advanced Final Attack:  Increases your attack by 30, accuracy by 10%, chance to activate Final Attack to 60%, and Final Attack’s damage to 250% damage, Final Attack now hits twice. (prerequisite: level 20 Final Attack) (max level: 30)
  • Advanced Soul Shield: Improve the Soul Shield and permanently decrease damage taken by 20%. (prerequisite: level 15 Soul Shield) (max level: 30)

  • Stance: For 300 seconds, there is a 95% chance that you will not be knocked back by enemies’ attacks. (max level: 30)

  • Maple Warrior: Increases you and your party’s stats by 15% for 900 seconds. (max level: 30)

  • Soul Rage: For 240 seconds, concentrate your attacks on one enemy and increase your damage by 60%, critical rate by 20%, minimum critical damage by 15%. All skills will hit only one monster while this skill is active. There is a cooldown of 300 seconds. (max level: 30)

  • Soul Assault: Attack an enemy in front of you for 290% damage four times with Soul imbued swords with a 10% chance to stun the enemy for 6 seconds. The last hit of Soul Assault will always be a critical. (max level: 30)

  • Shining Blast: Shoot a strong light in front of you to attack up to 6 enemies for 380% damage four times. (max level: 30)

Thanks to Fiel of Southperry for the skill icons and effects!

  1. Anonymous
    March 19, 2012 at 10:04 am

    😮 1st

      March 19, 2012 at 10:15 am

      Cheated to second 😀

      • Necsis
        March 19, 2012 at 10:39 am

        Cheated to third!!!

        • March 19, 2012 at 11:34 am

          >:D 4th

          • Herp
            March 19, 2012 at 2:06 pm


          • ProNoob
            March 21, 2012 at 3:04 pm

            Probably the Most OP job yet, yet it’ll only be like this for a month or a few and then it will be nerfed tp wealest class yet

          • Sam
            March 23, 2012 at 11:34 pm

            This game turned to sheot

        • Ecstacy
          March 19, 2012 at 12:39 pm

          Fair to Fourth :p

        • Anonymous
          March 19, 2012 at 3:30 pm

          Soon, u might see Grendel the really old walking around in town.

        • Anonymous
          March 19, 2012 at 3:31 pm

          Soon, u might see Grendel the really old walking around in town.

        • Anonymous
          March 21, 2012 at 1:56 am


      • Ealonex
        March 20, 2012 at 4:00 am

        Cheated to idk!

        • Anonymous
          August 9, 2012 at 9:16 am

          Cheated to 13th

    • Anonymous
      March 19, 2012 at 10:29 am

      DId I cheat to 3rd?

    • Anonymous
      March 19, 2012 at 7:22 pm


    • March 19, 2012 at 8:44 pm

      http://mapleupdate.wordpress.com/ CHECK OUT MY BLOG guys, im starting fresh

    • Ealonex
      March 20, 2012 at 4:00 am

      Cheated to 3rd :D!

    • Anonymous
      March 20, 2012 at 8:34 am


    • Anonymous
      March 20, 2012 at 1:45 pm


    • someone
      March 21, 2012 at 10:45 pm

      all of you people who say “1st” “cheated to 2nd” “cheated to 3rd” are fags. i’m fed up with this bullshit. so all of you people who say this are some no life mofos since this is annoying as hell

      • someone
        March 21, 2012 at 10:46 pm


      • Anonymous
        March 28, 2012 at 4:06 am


    • asffaffaafaaf
      December 20, 2012 at 11:28 pm

      cheated to second XD

  2. Horus [xTheShad0wx]
    March 19, 2012 at 10:05 am

    So this is a KOC job?

  3. :)
    March 19, 2012 at 10:05 am

    😮 1st

  4. :)
    March 19, 2012 at 10:06 am

    don’t tell me this is gonna happen for all the other cygnus job advance dudes……

  5. Harel
    March 19, 2012 at 10:08 am


  6. Anonymous
    March 19, 2012 at 10:10 am

    I guess this is a new subclass, now we wait for pirate hero, thief resistance, 3rd archer adventure, and now the other 4 cygnus

    • Anonymous
      March 21, 2012 at 12:12 am

      3rd archer adventurer won’t come out because there’s already the bow, the crossbow, and the dual bowguns. so what will be the weapon for 3rd archer….arrowgun?

      • Anonymous
        March 21, 2012 at 12:16 am

        no it will be

        dual crossbows
        dual crossbowgun
        dual bowmachineguns
        shotgun bow

        • FlamwizardZX
          March 23, 2012 at 9:47 pm

          Machinegun FTW!

          • Anonymous
            May 14, 2012 at 8:39 am

            Machinegun is mechanics, bro. good try

      • Lee
        May 25, 2012 at 9:39 am


      • zigglez
        August 17, 2012 at 4:34 pm

        no, a slingshot duuuuurrrrrrrrrrrrrr

  7. Anonymous
    March 19, 2012 at 10:11 am

    This doesn’t really look much different than a dawn warrior. Just has the potential to get to level 200.

    • Anonymous
      March 21, 2012 at 12:17 am


      but it has better skills and it will be overpowered

  8. Nichii
    March 19, 2012 at 10:14 am

    Doesn’t seem so great. Which is awesome :L!

  9. Anonymous
    March 19, 2012 at 10:15 am

    Knights of Cygnus can be 200?

  10. Anonymous
    March 19, 2012 at 10:19 am

    Anonymous :
    This doesn’t really look much different than a dawn warrior. Just has the potential to get to level 200.

    But isn’t that something maplers have been asking for since the Knights came into existance? I can’t count the number of times I’ve seen people say “I’d play a Cygnus Knight if their lvl cap was higher.”

  11. Anonymous
    March 19, 2012 at 10:22 am


  12. alon
    March 19, 2012 at 10:22 am

    looking good only becuz he can go all the way to 200+when u r lvl 120 u can make a UA+he got a skill that he can share (like phantom and mercedes and so on)+ he gets Echo of hero at lvl 120

  13. March 19, 2012 at 10:32 am

    Lol i would love to play that class 😀

  14. March 19, 2012 at 10:34 am

    …So this is basically a Hero + Paladin’s Def and Holy Element + Demon Slayer’s Shield and Passive skills? Half of its attacks are from Hero… Enrage, Adv Final ATT, Demon Slayer and Crusader’s 3rd job passive buff..Well the only reason I would play this is if I want to make an Ultimate Adventurer


    When Mikhail is level 70, you can share his skill Protection of Light with other characters on the same account, where Mikhail appears and defends the character from being knocked back. Whats the % of the stance and I suppose this is Mikhail’s Skill-link?

    Is this job an Adventurer or Cygnus Knight or a new race? 04XX

    • Raul
      March 19, 2012 at 3:09 pm

      It is a 90 second buff, 100% stance, with a 300 second cooldown.
      Mikhail is _technically_ a CYGNUS KNIGHT. That is, jobID 1xxx, green background on character creation screen.

    • Anonymous
      March 19, 2012 at 6:33 pm

      Arans, Wild Hunters and Bowmasters also have advanced final attack. -_-

      • Anonymous
        March 19, 2012 at 10:49 pm

        Only Hero’s version of AFA hits twice

        • Anonymous
          March 20, 2012 at 12:20 am

          Doesn’t Mercedes have 2 hit AFA too? Or did it change in the nerf?

  15. March 19, 2012 at 10:39 am

    I just jizzed my pants.

  16. Dave
    March 19, 2012 at 10:53 am

    Max, it’s KMST ver. 1.2425 ._.

  17. Joe
    March 19, 2012 at 10:57 am

    I’ve never been more unimpressed with a job. I don’t get the appeal. it’s a dawn warrior. With some new skills. I don’t understand why they need both classes to exist when theyre both just cardboard cutouts of adventurer warriors. If anyone needs me I’ll be waiting for the pirate hero.

  18. BattleStyle
    March 19, 2012 at 11:07 am

    I knew it. They’re going to change all cygnus jobs and turn them into great new jobs

  19. Zeth
    March 19, 2012 at 11:07 am

    I know in the previous pictures in the diary the character is using 1h swords but can they use 2h swords? Like how Heroes can use both 1h and 2h?

    • March 19, 2012 at 12:33 pm

      Except Heroes get no bonus for using a shield, which is stupid, but oh well. This class is more or less a fancy waste of time. It’s hardly original either. I’m just going to have it for the level 70 share skill.

      • Anonymous
        March 19, 2012 at 9:59 pm

        Heroes aren’t supposed to get a bonus for using a shield. That’s Pallies. Heroes are supposed to wield two handed swords and KILL ALL THE ENEMIES in a blaze of suicidal glory. Ironically, they’re sturdy enough to survive that. Poor Pallies and Drks.

        • March 19, 2012 at 10:35 pm

          Funny, I only know a few two-hander Heroes, but I know more shielded Heroes. Yepperz, we sure are supposed to wield two-hand weapons. My point was that if your class has that potential to use a certain equipment, they should have some form of edge from using it. And for the record, a Dark Knight will KILL ALL THE ENEMIES first by virtue of mobbing capabilities.

          • March 29, 2012 at 2:54 pm

            That’s because of potential.
            You can scroll and pot a 1h sword and a nice shield to be much better than just a 2h sword.

      • Zeth
        March 20, 2012 at 7:36 am

        So basically they’ll be able to wield both 1h and 2h just like heros eh?

        • xyxjj
          March 21, 2012 at 2:57 am

          They Probably can’t due to the holy shield. Probably like a demon slayer’s force shield which can’t be unequipped and you can only use 1h weapons in conjunction with the shield.

  20. March 19, 2012 at 11:10 am

    Argh what the heck is this? Hero + Demon Slayer?

    Usual Skills : Mastery, FA, Physical Training, MW, Hero Will, Booster

    Hero Skill Similarities
    Enrage ( 60% Damage , 20% Crit , 15% Min Crit, Max Mob Hit: 1 )
    Adv Final Att ( 60% Activation, Damage: 250%, 2 Hits, WA30, Accuracy: +10% )
    Rage ( +30 WA )
    Combat Mastery ( Ignore 40% Def )
    MP Recovery
    Intrepid Slash @ 3rd Job ( 230% x 4, 10% Stun )

    Demon Slayer Skill Similarities
    Instead of Force Shield its called Soul Shield, given every job adv and levels just like Demon Slayer
    Double Jump
    Shadow Swiftness ( 200 Accur, 20 Speed, 20 Jump )
    Black-Hearted Strength ( 100% Def, 60% element and abnormal resistance ) , Focused Fury ( +1 Atk speed and 40WA instead of 25% Damage )
    Insult to Injury ( 20% for damage and 20% for crit instead of 15% )
    Hard Skin = Achilles ( Reduce Damage Taken by 20% )
    Weapon Expert ( Mastery 70%, 30 WA, 15% Min Crit Dmg

    Soul Master Skill Similarities : Soul Blade , Soul Driver, Holy Element Skill

    Original Skills : 2nd Job : A skill which looks 90% like Holy Charge Blow ( 380% , 6 Enemies )
    4th Job : 4 Sword ATT ( 290% x 4, 10% Stun, Last hit 100% crit)
    Laser ( 380% x 6 )…

    Sigh… Dissapointed in this new job Hero + Demon Slayer + Holy
    Might as well just name this job Angel Slayer or something :/

    • Anonymous
      March 20, 2012 at 1:55 am

      Angel Slayer? Bad name and you might regret it, lol. Btw Laser is 380% x 4. Hits 4 times, not 6, unless you meant the mobs or something.

  21. March 19, 2012 at 11:16 am

    New job again.

  22. aircalibur421
    March 19, 2012 at 11:25 am

    Hmmm. I like the looks of this class. You should see the people on Southperry chew each other up though. Pretty funny. Thanks Max!

  23. Anonymous
    March 19, 2012 at 11:34 am

    so creative….

  24. ZeroGravity
    March 19, 2012 at 11:34 am

    aircalibur421 :
    Hmmm. I like the looks of this class. You should see the people on Southperry chew each other up though. Pretty funny. Thanks Max!

    I’m getting quite annoyed by this new class.
    And yes.. we from southperry really don’t like this and it seems that more people
    feel like this on here.

    I feel like the Paladin class got even more useless then before.
    They even took over our defensive capabilities. + Our holy charge and much more
    offensive attacks (And not to mention stronger.)

    • BattleStyle
      March 19, 2012 at 11:51 am

      Everybody listen!!!! it’s not really a new job! they took the dawn warrior, changed him up, added some new skills and reorganization, changed his name and ta da!!!: Mikhail!

      • BattleStyle
        March 19, 2012 at 1:16 pm

        I guess I was wrong…..They really made him a brand new job…. impressive Nexon….

  25. sws
    March 19, 2012 at 11:34 am

    so creative…


  26. Anonymous
    March 19, 2012 at 11:35 am

    still not sure if this is real, seems way to much like the best of every warrior character put into one, but if it is real then i hope that they will atleast make it a *special* class like UA, hopfully you have to have a lvl 120 koc before you can make this char, i really hope >,<

  27. Anonymous
    March 19, 2012 at 11:44 am

    THIS IS MAAAAAAAAAAADNESS. We’ll see it on GMS around Christmas. GG

    • Anonymous
      March 19, 2012 at 6:29 pm

      More like august we only 5 months behind yee.

    • Ced
      March 19, 2012 at 6:31 pm

      More like august we only 5 months behind yee. 😮

  28. March 19, 2012 at 11:52 am

    Dear Nexon, why are you wasting your money, time and effort in making a pointless character? Please just add the new skills to the current dawn warrior. Sincerely mapler.

    • Anonymous
      March 20, 2012 at 8:58 am

      wasting money? its generating money

  29. Zenzingten
    March 19, 2012 at 11:59 am

    i still think it a joke

  30. Anonymous
    March 19, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    Lol they nerf tb’s fist enraged and energy blast. So expected, running with 2000% at level 100 is just op.

  31. jimmy mendoza
    March 19, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    1 hour ago…

    • Anyone
      March 19, 2012 at 3:02 pm

      It seems it is just to tell the story of Mikhail, and they will probably do it with the other instructors.

  32. Anonymous
    March 19, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    Since it is now extremely likely that this “set” of other Cygnuses will be completed (i.e., Irena, Oz, Eckhart, and Hawkeye will probably also get their classes), it seems Nexon is delaying the release of the Black Mage Expedition.

  33. NovaNuvaMS
    March 19, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    YAY 🙂 OMG I’m so excited for all the rest of the Chief Cygnus Knights to be released! Well good game Nexon, after all those years of wondering where they got their Chief Knights. I’m gonna lmao if they’re going to do the resistance, explorers etc too.

    • March 19, 2012 at 4:22 pm

      I kinda doubt they’ll do the same for Adventurer Instructors seeing as how Adventurers don’t have a story except “Uh, let’s just go out and kill stuff because we can”. They won’t do Resistance because Resist Warrior is Demon Slayer, who already has a story, and Resistance is an organization of collective Battle Mages, Wild Hunters, and Mechanics (as of now). It would defeat the purpose of Resistance being an organized force if it was just the instructors, lol. Anywho, it would be hilarious indeed.

  34. Anonymous
    March 19, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    I dont understand why they would want to expand upon the class that eventually becomes the “bad guys”…
    nor do I get why you cant convert your existing dawn warriors into a mikhail even tho you can convert it into an adventurer…

  35. Anonymous
    March 19, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    Nexon released too much content in a too short of a time.
    Looks like they have completely run out of good ideas.

      March 19, 2012 at 2:17 pm

      i really agree with ya this is the most stupidest class i have seen i read all the skills MORE THEN HALF of there skills are on previous warriors srsly now?! whats the point of making 1 of these its like an all in 1 warrior?! not to mention who still plays warriors this is horrible Nexon should just stop making content for a while and start fixing real issues like hackers down servers and really anoying glitches! :]

      • March 19, 2012 at 4:24 pm

        Release of OP Warrior yields Warrior revamp. I’m not complaining.

  36. March 19, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    Blogs are gay. That is all.

    • UJOd
      March 19, 2012 at 4:30 pm

      dont read it then.

    • Anonymous
      March 21, 2012 at 12:19 am

      then why come here and waste your time lol

  37. March 19, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    Horus [xTheShad0wx] :
    So this is a KOC job?

    Kinda, you can think of it as KoC instructor. If you think of KoC as a job, then probably not the same, but if you think of KoC as Knight of Cygnus then yes it’s the same. Just like in military, there are ranks. Mikhail is also Knight of Cygnus, but not on the same rank as Dawn Warrior. Considering it have many 4th job skill, it’s a new revision to KoC, where you get all the stuff KoC got, but now you can play it to 200, and still able to make UA@120. Also, it does have Link Skill like all other new char.

  38. Anonymous
    March 19, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    how is this going to work? what happens to the already level 120 cygnus? do they get dumped, no one will want to play them.

    • Anonymous
      March 19, 2012 at 2:18 pm

      They become blessing mules as intended? I don’t think anyone actually “plays” cygnus character anyways.

  39. Anonymous
    March 19, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    I’m usually an really avid supporter of new classes. I supported pirates, DB, resistances, and ever up to demon slayer, not complaining once.

    But, this? Really? I mean, why? Why not just revamp the current warriors, which desperately need the revamp? I do not see any purpose of this by playing one of the npc instructor at all other than a quick way to make some quick cash, which is so sad.

    I would of liked to see changes to old classes that actually benefits old players. For example, make stance 100% for warriors if we have to get it at 4th job and lvl up 30 times.

    Remove soul rush, and put the 4th job rush skill into 2nd job as a mobility skill like ds. move monster magnet to 2nd job as well, replacing ground smash which is useless once you combing monster magnet with slash bash.

    Make 3rd job for all warriors better. Warriors in 3rd job is horrid. it is extremely slow compare to other classes in every degree. Because we practically have no range or speed, and because we walk so slow, training has become a test of patience. While u look at other classes like mercedes, demon slayers, and other adventures that had a much easier time that warriors in 3rd job.

    • March 19, 2012 at 4:28 pm

      Unfortunately, my friend, it will probably be a while before we Warriors get a true revamp. 3rd job is a lot easier now than it was back in the day, but 3rd job for Warriors is BS for all of them, except Dragon Knight because you get 2 fun attacks to use all the way until 4th job when they’re combined into one ballin’ skill.

      • Anonymous
        March 20, 2012 at 12:25 am

        3rd job for warrior is still pretty bad even for drk with all of its skill. the reason why i say that because my brother has a lvl 85 drk and even tho he trains at magitia, it still takes him forever to lvl up because mobbing back and forth takes a bit of time, especially when he is getting kb’d while trying to walk pass the monsters to create a bigger mob.

        honestly, the way i see it is, if we warriors only get 95% stance, we should at least get that skill in 3rd job. i mean, why not? i think warriors definitely deserves that to compensate the lack of speed and mobility.

        • March 20, 2012 at 2:08 am

          Definitely, about Stance. Actually, we should have it 100% as a 3rd job skill since it kinda is an idea that started in our class, so we should get it as best as we can.

          Agreed, even Dragon Knights have it bad. Warriors need 3rd job revamped about as much as, if not more than, 4th job.

    • March 19, 2012 at 5:50 pm

      Agreed. I quit playing my Paladin for awhile until Nexon starts fixing the revamp for Adventurer warriors.

      • Anonymous
        March 20, 2012 at 12:31 am

        dennyvuquach :
        Agreed. I quit playing my Paladin for awhile until Nexon starts fixing the revamp for Adventurer warriors.

        Same. right now, i dont even have the passion to play my drk anymore. again, im a avid supporter for new classes, but at least fix the class that is already out before introducing the new ones. all i want is just some re-arranging of skills to maximize warriors potential and then maybe add just 1 or 2 skills to compliment who they are.

        but alas, i am guessing that nexon decides not to revamp because they do not make as much money as they would with new classes because chances are, old classes has perma nx – while new classes requires new nx. sigh…

    March 19, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    i really agree with ya this is the most stupidest class i have seen i read all the skills MORE THEN HALF of there skills are on previous warriors srsly now?! whats the point of making 1 of these its like an all in 1 warrior?! not to mention who still plays warriors this is horrible Nexon should just stop making content for a while and start fixing real issues like hackers down servers and really anoying glitches! :] that is all thnx

  41. mithi9
    March 19, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    I free with new classes because they keep the game fun and Provide new gameplay
    But this is just the same old thing slapped into a ‘new’ job
    It has like evey warrior things merged into one
    And the third job skill with the light pillar is the exact same as the 4th job one
    If they r doing this with evey cygnus knight….
    This is getting stupid
    I think nexon is running outta ideas
    I have sooooo many ideas that are Cctually good
    I am slowly starting to quit maple….
    It’s getting too similar

    • Anonymous
      March 19, 2012 at 3:44 pm

      uhh sigh up to work at nexon

      • March 19, 2012 at 4:30 pm

        They’ll just stick him with the job of dealing with tickets, like they do with all the low men on the totem pole. So basically he’d be another ticket closer.

        • Anonymous
          March 19, 2012 at 10:02 pm

          Nexon doesn’t have anyone dealing with tickets anymore. I’ve still got tickets from months ago sending me email notices of them being too busy to even close the tickets they’ll never respond to. They don’t have GMs, either. It’s just a bunch of staffers posing as them during events to make it seem like they still exist. They don’t even have an in house dev team, which is why private servers run by volunteers put GMS to shame. GMS just doesn’t get the love and attention the asian versions do despite, according to Nexon themselves, earning just as much as the awesomesauce JMS. It’s just that JMS is next door to Korea, while we’re on the other side of the world. Nexon Korea doesn’t care about Nexon America, and Nexon America doesn’t care about us. CAPITALISM!

          • March 19, 2012 at 10:37 pm

            I submitted a ticket a month or two ago regarding a glitch with my Storm Growth Potion and it was answered in a few days. Your argument is invalid.

  42. Anonymous
    March 19, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    Wait for another year and there might be a Grendel the really Old class.

    • March 19, 2012 at 3:42 pm

      Anonymous :
      Wait for another year and there might be a Grendel the really Old class.


      Well, that job is really useless.
      I mean.. why?
      If they would make it an adventurer like DB or Cannon Shooter I mean.. that’s fine,
      but a whole new set? CMON!
      just finish you current set, kill the black mage and reborn with other enemy and go ahead with new sets! WHY NOW?

      I thought they would learn from the last times and now they are just completing, seems like they didn’t.

      Thanks Max for posting it, but HELL WHY…

    • March 19, 2012 at 10:52 pm

      I would play that just so my character has a beard!

      • Anonymous
        March 20, 2012 at 6:00 pm

        Nexon would probably make you buy the sets using NX lol.

  43. Maybe
    March 19, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    Ill give ms one more year of playing

  44. Wondering
    March 19, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    scumbag nexon, why don’t you make some new content instead of rehashing classes?

    • mithi9
      March 19, 2012 at 4:08 pm

      I agree with u
      They new to make more training areas and more quests and stuff
      Something that adds diversity to the game
      Not reused old skills

  45. Anonymous
    March 19, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    The point of this class is probably for plot. I am in support of this.

  46. elohel
    March 19, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    They should give level 120 Dawn Warriors the opportunity to convert to this class, or something like that.

  47. Blaap
    March 19, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    Basically, this class gives stance as a Link Skill. That could be interesting…

    • March 19, 2012 at 4:32 pm

      It’s BS. Everyone has Stance, which is an insult to Warriors because we have to put 30 SP into a skill at 4th job everyone is going to get for FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Blaap
        March 19, 2012 at 5:10 pm

        Well, I am a EMS Battle Mage which still has to level up Stance to 30 too. I know Stance will be moved, but that will take 6 months till that happens and I am planning on having maxed stance by that time. IMO only melee classes should get Stance. Warriors have it, BaMs have it, Shads have invincibility and a longer hitbox with BS and a crazy Avoid rate and Buccs, well Buccs have invinciblity and stance after the revamp. Energy Charge gives stance too when charged. The stance WHs get is really stupid IMO. Now Mercs and BMs can use stance while attacking to keep attacking even longer :c

  48. March 19, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    Sounds like one of the most boringest (new) classes to date. Fuck you Nexon.

  49. 3rdy
    March 19, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    fuck you nexon fuck you T_T

  50. James
    March 19, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    this is the worst class nexon ever created…3 new skills shining chase at 2nd job (based of shadower’s rush), the laser at 4th job based on mech’s, cs and bucc’s laser and the soul assault which is a copy of a anime =_= Don’t see any reason to play this class

  51. Anonymous
    March 19, 2012 at 5:02 pm


  52. Chargonite
    March 19, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    this will be the new ksing class, troll driver at 2nd job f7 and they can rush, fj, and got stance
    it was bad enough when troll driver was at 3rd job but 2nd job?

  53. Kobe
    March 19, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    max.. little problem

    this is kmst version 1.2.425
    not 1.2.145

    • Max
      March 19, 2012 at 5:30 pm

      Haha fail. Fixed ^^

  54. KitKat
    March 19, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    This class is retarded its just dawn warrior..IMO people sooo dont start up a fight haha 😛

  55. KitKat
    March 19, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    looks like no ones gonna make other warriors… no point in them

  56. Emmanuel
    March 19, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    Most of the skills are like the same as a Demon Slayer. Demon Slayer’s cherubic counterpart? Haha!

  57. HobKing
    March 19, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    what if theyre just changing names dawn warrior>mikhail. like there wont be 2 DWs in the game or else the ck would be pointless to play.

    like Example: you have a lvl 120 dawn warrior, and when the patch comes for this class, the whole class gets reconstructed and name just changes (maybe)

    • Emmanuel
      March 19, 2012 at 5:56 pm

      Good question, actually. Since at the beginning before the skills that Max said that they have Blessing of the Fairy and Fairy’s blessing, Mikhail and Dawn Warriors are going to be two seperate classes. I guess Mikhail would be the better class getting though since you have Echo of hero at level 120 and that you can continue to 120, haha.

  58. Anonymous
    March 19, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    Well…goodbye, my dawn warrior…

  59. Will
    March 19, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    Soooo… It’s like an accelerated DW + a few hero and new skills.

    Goodby old DW!!!! We’ll miss you!

    • nyjetsfan117
      April 22, 2012 at 11:09 am

      exactly. im scared that eckhart is going to dominate NLs. idc about NWs they deserve this but i just hope something’s going to happen and eckhart wont be released. i mean if he has qt at 3rd job, that would just suck.

  60. March 19, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    I think Nexon should have put some skills for Dawn Warriors, instead of adding a new class that is pointless. Nexon seems to be running out of ideas.

    • Cannon
      March 19, 2012 at 6:16 pm

      Agreed. Nexon should stop making new classes and revamp old warriors. Goodbye Dawn Warriors. 😦

  61. Julio
    March 19, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    Scumbag Mikhail
    Hiding all his OP skills from his Dawn Warriors all this time!

    • Anonymous
      March 19, 2012 at 9:11 pm

      LOL TRUE, clearly didnt want them to surpass him.

  62. Anonymous
    March 19, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    Max, do you think you will have a chance to cover the tutorial?

  63. Anonymous
    March 19, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    what does his character card give?

  64. ZOom
    March 19, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    What does his character card give?

  65. Ced
    March 19, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    -Waits for Oz-

  66. Oh Hi
    March 19, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    What’s the point of having both Stance and Guardian of Light? o_o”

  67. Anonymous
    March 19, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    YES! YES! F*CK YES!!! I’ve been waiting for this moment for 2 years, ever since my dawn warior became level 120 (he’s my main still to this dday) I’m probably one of the only people who stick with their cygnus knight past 120. THANK YOU NEXON!!!! XD

    • mithi9
      March 19, 2012 at 7:00 pm

      Ima shoot u

      • Anonymous
        March 19, 2012 at 8:41 pm

        Haters gonna hate >XP

  68. mithi9
    March 19, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    The only skill that interests me is soul rage

    • March 19, 2012 at 9:31 pm

      It’s a water-down copy of Enrage. The only difference is that Enrage doesn’t have a cooldown, but requires 10 Combo Orbs, and Soul Rage has a 300 second cooldown. Plain and simple, Soul Rage sucks horrendously.

      • Anonymous
        March 19, 2012 at 10:06 pm

        Mikhail’s not OP, which is why he has watered down versions of skills. They may be crappier than the originals on their own, but combining them into a new hybrid class with the powers of Heroes, Pallies and Slayers makes Mikhail formidable in his own right. Which is why he’s such an appealing class.

        • March 19, 2012 at 10:42 pm

          Off the top of my head, Soul Rage is the only “watered-down” skill. Mikhail still has 70% mastery with Adv. Final Attack and enough damage% in his skills to compensate for the Combo Heroes have over him. Having offense to this kind of extent is ridiculous when considering the extent of defense he has as well. When his damage is nerf-flogged until it’s just a bit better than Paladins, then he’ll be “not OP”. Main reason why he’s appealing: he’s flashy/new. When he’s been out for 6 months, he won’t be appealing.

  69. Anonymous
    March 19, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    A flash jumping light element Hero? Both mobility AND damage? Me gusta. I love this class with a passion that burns like the sun. It’s mobile like Slayer, strong like Hero and it doesn’t have mini cooldowns (DAMN YOU DEMON FORCE!) or unnecessary drawbacks. It’s a class designed to be true to the spirit of gaming. I mean, of course, it’s designed so that players can have fun.

    But this will be short lived, since the class will be nerfed because of one rich jerkass uberfunding it and making Maplers think the class is OP despite the thousands of dollars that had to be pumped into that one OP character. What grinds my gears is that the conservative majority of Maplers wants the game to be stripped and returned to version 0.50. They’re a ball and chain holding the game back. All they ever do is complain about story and content expansions that keep the game fun. All these “stop having fun” guys should be taken aside, and instructed to go play a 0.83 private server instead if they hate the content of the game so much. Please, if you hate the game so much, IF YOU DESPISE NEW CONTENT, quit and spare the rest of us your incessant whining. I have news for you. They’ll continue making more content in order to keep the game fresh and fun. Either deal with it, or GTFO MapleStory. Complaining about management is fine because they’re doing something ethically wrong (encouraging kids to e-gamble, THE FIENDS), but complaining about new content, the only thing Nexon does right, that’s just pathetically ass backwards. YOUR CLASS SUCKS! MAKE A NEW ONE! THERE’S NO PRICE TAG ON MIKHAIL!

    I called Mikhail, and now I’m calling someone else. Once the single most godly funded player in KMS who comprises 0.01% of the playerbase posts a video online of reaching the damage cap, Maplers in GMS will automatically assume EVERY PLAYER HAS INFINITE FUNDING LOLOL and blame the class. But it won’t be Mikhail’s fault. Things like potential and enhancement that allow ANY class to break the game are truly at fault. But poor Mikhail, because he’s the newest class, he’ll get all the hate by the idiotic plaerbase that doesn’t know the meaning of the word “nuance.” No, it’s not the name of your ex girlfriend or the cap bad teachers make less intelligent students wear.

    At least for now, there’s still a sliver of hope that the haters won’t make this class ruined forever just so their small Adventurer e-peens can look a little less flaccid.

    • Fusion
      March 19, 2012 at 8:45 pm

      Amen you spoke the words written on my heart!

    • March 19, 2012 at 9:46 pm

      *strokes invisible beard* You were probably one of those Mech/DS lovers when KMS got them and GMS found out how badly they were overpowered, lol (I’m personally waiting for the DS nerf in GMS so I can continue my DS so all those posers will be off the class). Players are justified to dislike this class because over half of its skills are near identical replicas of Hero/Demon Slayer skills, with a watered-down Holy Charge. Chances are that the shield system will be identical to Demon Slayers. This class is hardly fresh, it’s really stale, actually.

      • Anonymous
        March 19, 2012 at 9:54 pm

        Players AREN’T justified in hating Mikhail, though. Nexon’s not holding a LAZOR GUNN (because lazors are cooler) to anyone’s head and forcing them to play new classes. The older classes are still there, and they always will be. Your style of gameplay remains intact. Complaining about these new classes does nothing to improve the quality of your gameplay, though. It serves only to undermine the enjoyment of those who actually like the new class by crippling the class they love. It’s petty and mean spirited, which is why I refer to those kind of Maplers as Leafbaggers. Under the guise of saving the game from staleness, they’re really gutting the things other players enjoy so that other players will have no choice but to play classes as shitty as the ones Leafbaggers think are hot shit. It’s wrong. WRONG!

        • March 19, 2012 at 10:16 pm

          Oh yes they are, lol. And I do believe it is spelled “laser”, not “lazor”, my good sir. You made absolutely no supporting comment as to why players are not JUSTIFIED TO THEIR OWN OPINION, hahaha. Would it be safe to say you cannot refute my logic? I think so. Anywho, you’re more or less ranting on about something to the effect of “the underlying causes and effects of complaining”, which is rather irrelevant since we’re not discussing complaining, we’re discussing a character class in a game in addition to its implications and opinions about it. No one here cares about your philosophy (not being offensive, but I’ll bet cash that casual blog readers don’t care about your “insight”). So how about staying on topic? I’ll reiterate a supporting fact to my statement: Mikhail’s skills are mostly near identical replicas to that of Hero and Demon Slayer, therefore the class is stale (aside from making “Shoop De Whoop” references, which never gets old to me).

          • LOLPham
            March 19, 2012 at 11:59 pm

            To be honest, your postings are so fricking long… And that gives bloggers an image in their mind that you’re way too “into” this game. Dude don’t give yourself a bad image, by looking like a “Maple Expert/Critic/Know it all” . Your comments are just too critical/dominant, feels like you’re not giving other people a say, wut are you? A gamer? A mom? Get a better public image/attitude.

          • LOLPham
            March 20, 2012 at 12:01 am

            I know that was off topic but w/e, please note that I was referring to “some” of your longer posts.

          • March 20, 2012 at 2:15 am

            It’s two people having a somewhat-involved discussion. Sorry, but I’m not really sure what to tell you if you can’t deal with it aside from “Too bad”. You seeing my comments as “dominant” is more or less an illusion because the person I’m arguing with isn’t using strong logic. For the record, most, if not all, of the people reading this blog couldn’t give a hoot about any other posters and vise versa. It’s weird how you seem to be discouraging free conversation. What are you? SOPA?

          • LOLPham
            March 20, 2012 at 1:59 pm

            Hahaha LMAO really?… Using SOPA to describe me? What I was saying was you acted like an obsessed-judgemental-ish player in some of your comments… And you were using his so called “isn’t strong logic” as an “excuse” to say what I saw was a mere illusion? I’m impressed, not, b/c sometimes your style of communicating is plain rude. I dont’ want an on going arguement here, but all I have to say to you is your style is “sometimes” a put-down to others. Note that I don’t hate you (If it feels like I dislike you), I just look for flaws using true facts. Enough said. End this. Oh and you can have the last “laugh or say” if you want? Want it? Take it.

          • March 20, 2012 at 3:18 pm

            Don’t act so self-righteous because you’re now equally wrong as you claim I am. I felt it was an accurate comparison, seeing as how we are two people having a conversation that we are entitled to have, and you’re implying that we need to stop. Well, the same can be said for you, since you even brought it up in the first place, being “judgmental”. I’m not entirely sure what you’re getting at since it wasn’t an “excuse”. What would you call logic that doesn’t make points or just goes off on tangents that are very loosely tied to the topic? I’m sorry that my style isn’t pleasant, but I’m not going to sugar-coat facts to perhaps save someone’s feelings. If the facts are kind, then so is my response, and I follow like protocol if the facts aren’t so kind.

            Your style is also “put-down”: noting comments such as: “To be honest, your postings are so fricking long… And that gives bloggers an image in their mind that you’re way too “into” this game. Dude don’t give yourself a bad image, by looking like a “Maple Expert/Critic/Know it all” . Your comments are just too critical/dominant, feels like you’re not giving other people a say, wut are you? A gamer? A mom? Get a better public image/attitude.” (especially the last few sentences)

            You’re free to dislike me, and I encourage you feel how you will or think is right, but don’t intrude on a civil discussion and imply it needs ended because you don’t agree with how I operate. That’s more wrong than any “put-down” that I’ve dished out. Fear my word-brick laying skills!

    • nyjetsfan117
      April 22, 2012 at 11:03 am

      how is df unnecessary? demon slayers are op even with df. its necessary to have “mini cooldowns”

  70. Kobe
    March 19, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    is this coming out this thursday for real?

    i think that a lie

  71. Alex
    March 19, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    Looks boring.

  72. warbacon7
    March 19, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    That awkward moment when a Mikhail character goes to Ereve…..

    • mithi9
      March 20, 2012 at 12:56 am

      I was thinking that too
      I think they’ll have the npc gone from there when mikhail in there
      But there’a problems with that Lolz

  73. Mobius
    March 19, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    Is there a wallpaper version of the server picture of Mikhail

  74. Chen
    March 19, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    What is the Max Lv of this Caracter?

    • Max
      March 19, 2012 at 7:45 pm


  75. Chen
    March 19, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    Nvm xD

    • Chen
      March 19, 2012 at 7:50 pm

      Sry for that = = oh okay ty =)

  76. March 19, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    Dang it looks like it stronger then hero

    • Anonymous
      March 19, 2012 at 7:58 pm

      That’s the point. It’s supposed to be an improvement on existing warrior classes, otherwise it wouldn’t be worth playing. This is doubly important because, if he’s not better, he won’t just be another new ruined forever class like Slayer, he’ll also be another ruined forever Cygnus class like the existing Knights. But he looks pretty damn fun.

      It’s just…we’ve been through this with Nexon already. How many times are they going to break cutscenes before they get their shit together? The actual gameplay videos will probably be awesome. It’s just a shame we’ll never see them if Nexon can’t keep their cash cow in working order.

      Anyway, unless Nexon nerfs Mikhail, he’ll be best warrior. And we should all be fine with that. All the others are boring or weak, so it’s for the best that they not be worth playing.

      • March 19, 2012 at 9:54 pm

        This is what you’re saying, and correct me if I’m wrong: “Let’s completely scrap a bunch of classes from the game because this one class is better than them.” If so, you really have no concept of how a game needs to be run. Fortuitously for us, this class is almost guaranteed to get the nerf bat to the face, so I’ll get the last laugh.

        By the way, your failing logic is exactly why Nexon changed Heroes and Paladins so drastically in Big Bang: so each one is somehow better than the other since Hero could do everything a Paladin could and more prior to Big Bang.

        • Anonymous
          March 19, 2012 at 9:57 pm

          In the end, Heroes still became the best Warrior anyway. And nobody’s scrapping anything. If people want to play crappy classes THEY’RE STILL THERE TO PLAY. It’s just that not everyone wants to play gimped weakass characters. Some people play for this thing called “fun.” And it’s a shame Leafbaggers don’t.

          • March 19, 2012 at 10:23 pm

            But you just said that “All others are boring or weak, so it’s for the best they not be worth playing”. What say you to that? You’re contradicting yourself. You were just supporting the idea of creating a class that leaves the past classes with being scrapped as the best option. And Heroes are hardly the best. Dark Knights outclass them in mobbing, and Paladins outclass them in damage reduction/prevention. Heroes excel in bossing, that doesn’t make them the best. I play all 3, so don’t try to pull anything. You’re more or less sounding silly using terms like “leafbagger” since some of us don’t know or care to know about your silly terms. And “fun” is exactly why some of us play those Warrior classes that “are boring or weak that are best to be not worth playing”. I don’t doubt that some people will play Mikhail for fun, but the vast majority will do it because the previous Warriors will have almost no chance competing with them.

  77. Dangostreet
    March 19, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    Huh. That was the fastest tutorial ever… xD

  78. 1307Unlucky
    March 19, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    Um… Putting the various views about OPness or fairness aside;
    I’m have many questions:
    1) Am I reading right because the skills in 2nd and 3rd job gives this class a free 70 STR & DEX Ability Points (AP)
    2) WOW, there are so many different buffs that gives the character pretty high defense and many passive skills that deal extra damage to monsters with de-buffs
    3) Double Jump abilities as well as an increase in speed and jump height? WOW, this one is gonna be fast as almost all thieves
    4) Though it looks very pretty and I’m SUPER inexperienced in understanding how to distinguish OP from standard; This seems to offset the balance as each level up grants a free 10% exp which seems to be very helpful after the 4th job adv.

    Unless this job is required to do of quests related to it to move on-both story wise and job adv. wise*-I feel that this would just encourage the many hackers that exist in the world to reap the benefits as the majority become jealous, steal mesos/NX from legitimate players who play the class, and flame this job in various threads.

    *What I mean is that quests are needed to unlock job adv. quests. Sure it will piss off the grinders from doing what the game was made to do, but at least their would be a tiny increase in the actual legitimate Mikhail players or whatever this class is called.

    Go ahead and trash me. Go ahead and beat me up (don’t see how that will happen), but I will be creating a character for this class just so I can try it out and if I don’t like it, I’ll just leave it until I have a change in opinion.

    Sorry for sounding like lecture and very sorry to Max, but I feel that the few who wants to read this absurdly long post will be able to see another view about this “new game content.”

    • Anonymous
      March 19, 2012 at 8:53 pm

      1) 70 STR, 30 DEX. Warriors don’t need DEX, though, until they max STR.

      2) Awesome McCoolClass is awesome. But if he wasn’t nobody would want to play as him.

      3) Any class without mobility is gimped, which is why Warriors aren’t much fun. They’re only used as slow tanks (Heroes) or party buffs (the others). The appeal is purely statistical, as the gameplay quickly becomes dull. Since every other class and their mother has flash jump now, why shouldn’t this one have it, too?

      4) The 10% extra experience stops at 120, meaning that you still have to grind all the way to 200 with only 16x EXP from coupons and events to help you.

      As for the hackers and KSers, they do give classes a bad name. But Maplers who blame the class give the community a bad name. It’s actually NEXON’S FAULT for not cracking down on these evildoers like they used to. KMS doesn’t really have as much of a problem with this because Asian management tends to take the game as serious business while western versions are pure profit generating tools managed by people who no longer care about bugs, glitches, hacks, bots, scammers and what not. That’s not Mikhail’s fault. It’s capitalism’s. This class shouldn’t be gimped by having to do…well, actually, a good questline would be nice. Who doesn’t love more delicious plot and backstory? Well, aside from the damage obsessed players who are insecure about their e-peens and never bother reading anything that pops up.

      Also, don’t be fooled. 100% of the people griping about the class will also try it out. They’re hypocrites who complain about the new content they themselves enjoy as well. You can rest assured that when this comes to GMS, every channel will be filled with Mikhails. You won’t be able to find a training spot, and the sheer number of them might cause so much lag it makes the game unplayable. For a community that hates new classes, it’s quite fond of bandwagoning every new class evar. But they’ll still pretend to be faithful to their Adventurer waifus, even though everyone knows their waifus just aren’t worth being loyal to anymore.

      • 1307Unlucky
        March 19, 2012 at 9:17 pm

        I thank you for answering me very many questions, and clearly explaining various things I have missed.

        However, I still stand beside my views and your views are very much acknowleged. Still I will rethink carefully based on what you typed and the fact that I don’t understand what “e-peens” or “waifus.”

        • Anonymous
          March 19, 2012 at 9:45 pm

          In MapleStory, the common wisdom is that strength of one’s character is equivalent to a Mapler’s worth. It’s like penis size in real life, only on the Internet. Which is why it’s referred to as an E-peen, like Internet mail is E-mail. The people complaining about these characters aren’t the ones who want the biggest E-peen, though. Those people will love and bandwagon the class. It’s actually the self loathing Maplers who want their shitty class to have the biggest E-peen. That’s why they want everything else to be nerfed to suck. They don’t want to bother adapting to the times. They’re the “cranky grandpas” of Maple, complaining about new fangled classes and fondly remembering the olden days when everything sucked. Some people just REALLY don’t like change.

          As for waifu, it’s how the Japanese say wife. It started when one guy in an anime mentioned his “waifu,” who was awesome and hot. Except she was never around. And there wasn’t any proof that she was even his wife. The anime teacher is basically clinging to fantasy rather than facing the reality that his life sucks and he’d never actually be able to get such a gal without acknowledging his shortcomings. It seems he was later proven to not be full of crap, but the phrase is still representative of a delusional loyalty to something fictional, such as a relationship with an anime girl or a real girl you wish you were dating but would never be able to win over in reality.

          Basically, I’m using it in the context of the conservative Maplers delusionally believing that the original 4 classes are the best classes, should be the only classes and don’t create any need whatsoever for ANY new classes at all. In other words, the original classes are their SUPER AWESOME waifus even though in reality the classes themselves suck horribly. Only the truly moronic would fetishize being weak and unable to kill anything.

          I mean, ask anyone about fighting King Slime with a warrior, archer or thief. The original King Slime, back when there were only four main classes to choose from. It DEMOLISHED everything other than magicians, and the other classes had a hard time beating it until AFTER they were too high a level to even do the PQ (which was level limited to 30 at the time). The point is that classes SHOULD be at least strong enough to have a fighting chance against what they’re SUPPOSED to have a fighting chance against, only in the earlier days of Maple they often didn’t. Sadly, that attracted many of the conservative masochists who now scream bloody murder every time awesome new content is released. The community’s now basically divided between those who stuck with the game because it kept getting better, and those who stick with the game because they’re fond of the soul crushing difficulty that used to make one throw the keyboard against the wall. And the latter always use THAT ONE KOREAN GUY who uber funds his character as a strawman argument for why a class is overpowered while completely ignoring all the other vids showing older classes doing just as well. In other words, it’s not about a class being OP, because if it was they’d be screaming bloody murder about every class. It’s just about a hatred of new, fun things. And that’s why that part of the community is terrible.

          Before you hop on the OP bandwagon, go look at videos of Slayers, Mechs, Mercedes, Phantom, Evan, etc etc all soloing Zak. They’re just as OP as Mikhail will be. Except they’re not OP. That’s just the new standard for MapleStory. Unfortunately, the community just refuses to accept it. They’re living in 2007, back when Wizet did a pretty good job managing the game and the standard was “EVERYTHING SUCKS LOL.” It’s too much for them to comprehend that Nexon gutted and devoured Wizet and now things don’t suck.

  79. vongola95
    March 19, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!! when will NWs will come out? dam sons this is amazing

    • ixJeffJeff
      March 22, 2012 at 10:10 pm

      NWs already came out a long time ago, bro.
      You meant Eckhart.

  80. Neoxin
    March 19, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    130% as in double shodow partner or bad grammar?
    i think u mean increased to 130% or 30% more

  81. Neoxin
    March 19, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    how to pwn zakum: soul driver on bottom 6 arms, go to the top and kill the other 2 with shining blast then body with blast too cuz its faster and soul rage

  82. March 19, 2012 at 8:42 pm
  83. Anonymous
    March 19, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    Just replace DWs with this and it is a cool idea. Do it for all the KoC and, boom this is cool. If you don’t DWs become completely obsolete.

    • Anonymous
      March 19, 2012 at 9:48 pm

      What’s wrong with Dawn Warriors becoming obsolete? For years they were never anything more than buff mules, anyway. It’s about time they were put out of their misery and replaced with something that actually has a fourth job.

      • March 19, 2012 at 10:04 pm

        The purpose of Dawn Warriors was for newbies to the game who want to try a Warrior (and I know this by experience with my friends to play Maple), but are really new to the game and want to get a feel for things, hence the extra AP for KoC’s as an edge and 120 as a level cap. It would be better to give KoC’s that niche more distinctively instead of scrapping them. Chances are high that Mikhail will be temporary as well if you note Phantom, Cannoneer, Mercedes, Demon Slayer, and Dual Blade. Dawn Warriors (as much as I dislike them) aren’t going to become obsolete.

        • Anonymous
          March 19, 2012 at 10:09 pm

          Nothing’s ever being scrapped (except quests and maps), so Dawn Warriors will always have that niche even if they become obsolete or the newer classes become permanent. And they’ll always be the best buff mules, so yeah.

          • March 19, 2012 at 10:27 pm

            Obsolete = disuse = no purpose = may as well be scrapped.

            Why is it that you support classes becoming obsolete so a single class can shine, then turn around and defend those pariah classes when I point out that you’re also supporting the “putting out of their misery”? Hm?

  84. alanchito
    March 19, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    i look future warrior revamp

  85. Anonymous
    March 19, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    i suspect they are planning to re-estructure cygnus knights and making them real jobs, and mikhail is the first one, but its just my assumption, as seeing how ridiculous it can be to make cygnus knights after this job comes out… i like it, looks interesting looking, i agree with most ppl here in that warrior adventurers need a real revamp, with palladins needing it the most… hopefully nexon will do it someday, as for me i want to see how it will look on the real server release before i say anything more about mikhail besides how much i love the artwork 😀

    • Anonymous
      March 19, 2012 at 10:13 pm

      They’re not changing the Knights. The five instructors are new jobs like the five Legends. The originals will always continue to exist as buff mules and inferior storyless counterparts. It’s just that now there’s a fourth job alternative to the Cygnus classes. And that’s awesome, since it solves their biggest flaw.

    • March 19, 2012 at 10:31 pm

      Sorry to disappoint you, pal, but Paladins don’t need a revamp as much as Heroes and Dark Knights. I play a Paladin, and I’m really content with how Paladin is structured, minus a few minor complaints that hardly impact how I play. Paladin are supposed to make foes facepalm because all of their attacks are guarded, they’re not supposed to be on par with Dark Knights in mobbing or Heroes in damage.

  86. ZOom
    March 19, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    What is his character card effect on the character screen selection?

    • Max
      March 19, 2012 at 11:43 pm

      I can’t check right now because it’s stuck at level 10 (because of the glitch :<), sorry 😦

      • ZOom
        March 19, 2012 at 11:51 pm

        ah alright :). tell me when it’s unfixed please! :D.

        nexon better raise the character slot cap.. 15 characters is so not going to be enough when they release all of the class instructors classes.

  87. Mobius
    March 19, 2012 at 11:53 pm

    I have no problems with MapleStory so far, Nexon has pulled far enough with a game engine that gives them very little options.

  88. bob
    March 20, 2012 at 1:24 am

    they have a 4th job stance skill yet they have a link skill that gives you stance too?
    um… wut?

  89. Normal Guy
    March 20, 2012 at 2:42 am


  90. Tokentaker
    March 20, 2012 at 3:22 am

    I’m very curious about what they do with the other KoC instructors. I really wish they would hurry with the Pirate Hero/Legend though.

  91. alt
    March 20, 2012 at 3:37 am

    well the thing I like about
    the Mercedes, Aran, Phantom, ? , Evan, and DH, DB and now Mikhail
    is that
    each one has a backstory etc.

    which gives them sort of a personality.
    It further deepens the universe we all ( well most of us anyway ) love

  92. eloquence2
    March 20, 2012 at 4:11 am

    Wait it can share the link skill with characters of the same ACCOUNT?! Do you mean in the same world or the whole account?

  93. Anonymous
    March 20, 2012 at 4:14 am

    man, i can’t believe they nerfed fist enrage and energy blast to about half the strength. i am in the progress of making a buccaneer but now i don’t know if i should continue or not.

  94. Anonymous
    March 20, 2012 at 4:25 am

    Are people only capable of complaining?

    Not like you have to make one I mean really.
    People have whined about wanted level 200 CKs, they make a new class that is probably stronger and you can even make a UA with it and yet, people STILL complain.

  95. March 20, 2012 at 4:42 am

    This is so stupid. He is exactly like a Dawn Warrior only with 4 different skills. Nexon … WHY. Now we have to wait a lot longer for some new interesting jobs, while you guys make all the cygnus instructor….. “new” jobs.

    Come on Nexon !
    This is seriously lame, I don’t like this idea. I would like to have a good talk with the game designer that came up with the idea, and want to know why he thought it was a cool new idea.

    I hope this is a April Fools prank

  96. Rho
    March 20, 2012 at 5:31 am

    Can i have a female Mikhail????

  97. ...
    March 20, 2012 at 6:35 am

    This is just going to make Cygnus Knights look inferior. Who will make them after this? The Mikhail class pretty has pretty much all of the important skills that the normal Dawn Warrior has as well as a fourth job and a link skill. He also can make a UA and has the Empress Blessing & Fairy’s Blessing skill. He can also get Echo of the Hero at 120. What the hell is the point of this class? You might as well delete Cygnus Knights as they become redundant after this update. Good going Nexon.

    • Anonymous
      March 20, 2012 at 8:24 pm

      who made cygnus knights anyway? Maybe for the story or the UA, but in the end they are just a big mule of a class

  98. Anonymous
    March 20, 2012 at 7:29 am

    after this job … no one gonna create Hero anymore 😦

  99. Zeth
    March 20, 2012 at 7:33 am

    Anyone knows if they can use both 1H and 2H like Heros/DW?

    • 3rdy
      March 20, 2012 at 10:24 am

      i think he can only use 1 handed swords as he has a perma shield on hes other arm. the same thing was with the demon slayer he has a shield he can never un eq and he can never use 2 handed weps :/

  100. BattleStyle
    March 20, 2012 at 8:44 am

    I REALLY want to see him in action!

  101. jimmy
    March 20, 2012 at 12:48 pm

  102. jimmy
    March 20, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    low dmg (IMAO)

    • Ced
      March 20, 2012 at 1:41 pm

      Its not that low i mean don’t forget its kmst.
      He most likely have bad equips.

      • jimmy
        March 20, 2012 at 3:46 pm

        U’re right!!

  103. Anonymous
    March 20, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    Does this class also provide points into blessing of the empress like the KoC classes did, because if so i might aswell swap my 120 DW with this class.

  104. Anonymous
    March 20, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    well im not happy… I just created a UA hero and now there about to be dumped in a few months in gms… leave it to nexon to dash my dreams early.

  105. NovaNuvaMS
    March 20, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    Max is this class gender locked? Sorry if this sounds like a stupid question.

  106. March 20, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    lol this class is looking like a special warrior or something haha maybe

  107. March 20, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    i wonder if the other cygnus classes might get a revamp as well not so sure i am sure that max will always have all the rich information about it

  108. Anonymous
    March 20, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    Well it looks like Nexon didn’t like people playing 3 separate classes (DWs, Heroes, Demon Slayers.) How does it get fixed? By combining these classes so that almost no one plays any of them. Honestly with this there’s almost no reason to. This will then happen to every other class when they release the other Knights. But, outside of the effects this will have on other classes, I have no problem with this class. I don’t even mind its copy-paste basis since Phantom came out.

  109. jimmy
    March 20, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    Do you remember Mercedes?? Here is your answer…

  110. jimmy
    March 20, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    jimmy :
    Do you remember Mercedes?? Here is your answer…

    not gender locked

  111. :D
    March 20, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    Why can’t other classes skills look this cool 😦
    I like it, except for the lasers..why the fudge would they put in the lasers twice..

  112. yakman
    March 20, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    the way i see a lot of this play out in these comments i will now illustrate in an analogy. You have two people who go to a donuts shop to do what? Well eat donuts of course. One person loves glazed donuts with chocolate icing and the other loves glazed donuts with sprinkles. The donut store releases a donut that has glazed donut with sprinkles and chocolate icing. The two apparently get outraged at this fact. How dare they create a donut taking the best qualities from there favorites when in the end both of the other donuts still remain there the new donut does not HAVE to be bought or eaten and of course anyone new to the store who likes this donut better is ridiculed. This is exactly what has happened to a T classes are donuts why cant people let it be what it is???!?!?!?!?!

  113. anon
    March 21, 2012 at 12:11 am

    But is female Mikhail a possibility? I legitimately won’t play one unless it is.

  114. Anonymous
    March 21, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    meh ~_~ im not impressed… unless Soul Driver becomes “Over Powering” like it was before…

    oh oh get this… for Theif Resistance class, i think “Witch Doctor” would freaking awesome!!!

    whats her name Claudine? shes a doctor right? and theives used to have alchemy skill, and then there’s poison skills? so as most of each Resistance classes are “UNIQUE”

    i think a “Witch Doctor” class would be cool, you can summon zombies, transform into dark creatures of the occult, conjure up voodoo magic skills, and uses a dagger as a primary weapon and a rapier as a secondary weapon or a whip which Claudine holds.

    you can use the dagger to blood summoning? and like Demon Slayer it can be all Emo~ looking LOOL!! and Witch Doctor is someone from the Black Wings who have been used and thrown away like garbage and then seeks out Vengeance on Orchid for betrayal.

    ok haters?… go ahead and hate this idea. cheers 🙂

  115. nyjetsfan117
    March 21, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    i hate how the hats from cs cover ur eyes :/

  116. March 22, 2012 at 1:27 am

    Hiya I been reading your blog recently….wow…more classes with link skils you cant live with out
    Can you make a female version?
    or is this an all boy class?

  117. Anonymous
    March 22, 2012 at 1:40 am

    so after this update there is blaze wizard, night walker, thunder breaker, wind archer, resistance theif, legend pirate, and explorer archer subclass left and maybe the path duty (empress) and the downside of power (black mage)

  118. Anonymous
    March 22, 2012 at 2:03 am

    wait wait so your saying that according to all this there will be a total of 12 link skills and if anyone uses all of them on one character he wil be unstoppable even the black mage doesnt stand a chance.
    10% boss damage
    10% exp
    15+ all stats
    10% critical
    100% knockback resistance for 90 sec
    any suggestions for the left 7 skills?
    and will ther be enough slots for that much?

  119. AxelcG
    March 22, 2012 at 4:20 am

    I think they should increase the level of the old knight of cygnus and add the new skills instead of copying old jobs

  120. Duskus
    March 22, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    I want an Oz class…

  121. =/
    March 23, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    Karkain :
    I submitted a ticket a month or two ago regarding a glitch with my Storm Growth Potion and it was answered in a few days. Your argument is invalid.

    Doesn’t mean any people get their tickets answered on time, if at all.

  122. =/
    March 23, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    Karkain :
    Funny, I only know a few two-hander Heroes, but I know more shielded Heroes. Yepperz, we sure are supposed to wield two-hand weapons. My point was that if your class has that potential to use a certain equipment, they should have some form of edge from using it. And for the record, a Dark Knight will KILL ALL THE ENEMIES first by virtue of mobbing capabilities.

    The reason that is so is because you can get more % stat from shields, and scroll them with attack. In other words, more slots and potential added damage.

  123. Anonymous
    March 24, 2012 at 5:51 am

    Why did buccs get nerfed? o.o

    • Anonymous
      March 24, 2012 at 5:55 am

      Oh NVM didn’t realize strikers were TBs in Kms 😀

  124. Anonymous
    March 28, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    Is this a permanent class or can you only make them within a certain time period, like a month or two?

  125. Anonymous
    August 25, 2012 at 11:44 am

    ProNoob :
    Probably the Most OP job yet, yet it’ll only be like this for a month or a few and then it will be nerfed tp wealest class yet

    I dont know what u mean by op, cant u see how bad they are? Idk about actually playing it but they have legit no good skills except for shining blast, which is only good for mobing. They legit have not a single skill that would be good for bossing and on top of all that their buffs sucks its all defensive. definatly not makin me one of these

  1. No trackbacks yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: