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MapleStory Cygnus Returns & Inkwell’s Secret Diary – Striker Preparations Complete!

Striker Preparations Complete!

I feel completely reborn?!

This entry shows us the new (well… reorganized) Striker job! It seems that they might be using both water and electric skills? That seems sort of cool, haha. On the bottom you’ll see the logo for the Cygnus Returns update. I guess this is going to be our string of patches until the rest of the Knights are completed.

A small trailer was released, this time showing Cygnus’ awakening, after finding out that Shinshoo has died! I wonder if there’s a longer version of this…

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  1. xlBroken
    January 18, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    first, revamp sounds sick ~

    • January 18, 2013 at 4:19 pm

      blocking numbered ‘cheat’ posts because they annoy me.

      • Willy Wonka
        January 18, 2013 at 4:30 pm

        cheated to 3rd

        • Epic
          January 18, 2013 at 5:14 pm


          • Epic
            January 18, 2013 at 5:16 pm

            第四は神です *

          • cool
            January 19, 2013 at 9:13 pm

            Cheated to 5th

      • Anonymous
        January 18, 2013 at 4:41 pm

        One does not simply block “cheat” posts

      • raven
        January 18, 2013 at 6:17 pm

        cheated even further

      • hello
        January 19, 2013 at 6:59 am


    • Anonymous
      January 20, 2013 at 12:24 am


    • Anonymous
      January 20, 2013 at 10:21 am


    • Emmanuel
      January 21, 2013 at 12:29 pm

      • SneebleDoo
        January 21, 2013 at 3:35 pm

        :O A-W-E-S-O-M-E

  2. Trackfag
    January 18, 2013 at 4:02 pm


  3. AngelZatch
    January 18, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    Can’t wait to see the full length version of this.

    • Dwiz500
      January 19, 2013 at 7:32 am

      Finally nexon Your working with what u got! I can’t wait for more info this sounds like it’s going to be awsome. Wonder what the other jobs will be upgraded to! Also isn’t mihilie a dawn warrioir making any upgrade kinda a stretch idk nice work max.

  4. January 18, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    3rd my hoes

    This revamp is fkin awesome

  5. January 18, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    Essence :
    4th my hoes
    This revamp is fkin awesome

  6. January 18, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    no comments? BLOCKED!

    • January 18, 2013 at 4:14 pm

      dang, wanted to prevent the ‘first’ post.

    • January 18, 2013 at 4:16 pm

      Anyway, I loved my thunder breaker when cygnus first came out, but I haven’t played him seriously since I hit 120 (back when qualm guardians were the best, lol) or at all since I used him for my UA bucc. Hoping to really enjoy this.

  7. January 18, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    LOL idk y but id love a cygnus job xD When she flew into the air a vision came to mind 😉 But i need long version since ms is getting better with trailers! I got so into it!

  8. Anonymous
    January 18, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    And now Thunder Breaker is a girl.
    Nexon, whygenderswapsomuch

    • Anonymous
      January 19, 2013 at 1:04 am

      Thunderbreaker is not a person. Try again.

  9. Anonymous
    January 18, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    Nexon, why genderswapsomuch
    Thunderbreaker is now a girl, lol.

    • Anonymous
      January 18, 2013 at 4:15 pm

      woops. blog lagged and i double posted

    • Max
      January 18, 2013 at 4:22 pm

      Hawkeye is still a guy, this is just a generic Striker.

      • Anonymous
        January 20, 2013 at 3:27 pm

        ohh lol makes more sense then. Maybe i was thinking of Buccs always being portrayed as a guy.

    • Anonymous
      January 20, 2013 at 4:02 pm

      thunder breaker can be a boy or girl its a regular knight. Hawkye the instructor is still a guy.

  10. altesien
    January 18, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    I’m liking the art

  11. Epic
    January 18, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    Willy Wonka :
    cheated to 3rd


  12. Hayden
    January 18, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    So excited, the picture looks boss >.< , cant w8 to see the skills. I can finally put my bucc equips to use 🙂 .

  13. Anonymous
    January 18, 2013 at 5:38 pm


  14. SneebleDoo
    January 18, 2013 at 5:46 pm


  15. Anonymous
    January 18, 2013 at 6:38 pm


  16. mithi9
    January 18, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    tespia patch next week
    i wonder if ereve will be revamped as well

  17. Anonymous
    January 18, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    dang it…… LOL I Deleted my Cygnus after making a UA

  18. Kevin Kuo
    January 18, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    Dawn Warrior: Holy (Light?),
    Blaze Wizard: Fire, Magma
    Wind Archer: Wind, Wood
    Night Walker: Shadows, Metal
    Thunder Breaker: Lightning, Water

    My guesses….

    • Anonymous
      January 19, 2013 at 10:45 am

      You’re making this feel like pokemon or something……

      • Bon
        January 20, 2013 at 12:29 am

        No… That would be

        Dawn warrior: no clue
        Blaze wizard: fire/rock
        Wind archer: flying?
        Night walker: dark/steel
        Thunder breaker: water/electrical

        • Anonymous
          January 20, 2013 at 9:11 pm

          Where are you guys getting dark and steel from?

  19. Emmanuel
    January 18, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    Thunder Striker gonna woop classes arses. Man, it’s gonna be a great successor to my TB.

  20. Stranger
    January 18, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    AW YEAH!

    • Stranger
      January 18, 2013 at 8:05 pm

      did anyone tried root abyss?
      It took me almost 10 tries to beat the time chicken

  21. CJ
    January 18, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    So what happens with the old TB’s?

    • Anonymous
      January 18, 2013 at 10:32 pm

      they get revamped…..

  22. 32132323213
    January 18, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    Wow this is woww that was the most amazing trailer ever. wow wowowowowowo I’ve always loved the KoC

  23. January 18, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    Ahh this is actually quite exciting. I hope they will change all their skill from 10 to 120 to make Strikers/Thunder Breakers more original 🙂

    • mithi9
      January 19, 2013 at 1:42 am

      Like completely redo them
      Not just
      Here’s 3 new skills

      • Anonymous
        January 19, 2013 at 10:47 am

        Haha yah, I wish most of their skills gets revamped, or at least the animations will change for the rest of the skills not revamped.

  24. Anonymous
    January 19, 2013 at 12:32 am

    When she started flying it looked like her Future Henesys form. Except ya know light.

    • Anonymous
      January 19, 2013 at 10:48 am

      Oh wow thats exactly what I thought, but the wierd thing is that isn’t ShinShoo still alive in the future Evere? So how did it die here???????????????

      • PersonMan
        January 19, 2013 at 11:20 am

        The Future Henesys stuff is made by the dark mage to scare Cygnus to not look for the World Tree…I think

  25. Anonymous
    January 19, 2013 at 2:02 am

    reborn as a girl!~

  26. Anon
    January 19, 2013 at 2:03 am

    Reborn as a girl!~

  27. Anonymous
    January 19, 2013 at 3:40 am

    The Cygnus crying path made me cry :<

  28. January 19, 2013 at 4:16 am

    I still hope they’ll eventually release Hawkeye, Eckhart, Irena, Oz, and Soul master/Dawn warrior too, and that there would some resolve on what will happen to UA’s and existing, LVL120 KoC’s. Also, the Empress Grace quest and the quest which gives ordinary Adventurers/Explorers the UA KoC skill…. Because it’ll be ridiculous if the efford given to it came in vain.

    • January 19, 2013 at 2:30 pm

      ProperFix, you may not realize it, but all the Cygnus are getting a cap bump to 200. Meaning that these guys are no longer gimp (or won’t be once everything this patch set has is said and done).

      In other words, we’re not getting Irena/Eckhart/Hawkeye/Oz in addition to Dawn Warrior – the Cygnus Knights will not become a second set of heroes. You can’t have your Tiger and you never will.

      Grow up, little child. Nexon is no longer the inferior creature you grew up with – although it still has to prove itself in other areas, it’s not going to crumble against your little “rebellion”.

      • January 20, 2013 at 7:59 am

        I know about level 200, there is just this bugging, little fact, that there is Mikhail already, as well as Ultimate Adventurers and existing, level 120 Knights of Cygnus. If these were made useless, there’ll be rage. And if there had to be only one Cygnus Captain as playable, the job table would be more incomplete than ever.

        There is oh so many Warriors, still no Nova Magician, Thief, and Archer, while Legendary heroes have two Magicians, no Pirate is there, the Special Explorers/Individuals for Pirate and Thief. Resistance is off the charts with weird incompleteness, as with two Warriors which aren’t available from the instructors, and are in same vein as Legendary Heroes or Individuals, not to start the talk about Thief Pirate Hybrid named Xenon. Really, original Knights of Cygnus were the most complete in the tables.

        More and more I read to your post, the more it seems you didn’t even read mine and more you are off-topic in these matters.

        Also, I find it funny that you, dear sir, are calling me a little child while linking to your FB account, not knowing a thing about me while handing out your personal information like cheap cigars.

        • Slenderman
          January 20, 2013 at 8:45 am

          Adventurer set: Complete/Possibly incomplete
          Warriors: Hero, Paladin, Dark Knight
          Magician: F/P, I/L, Bishop
          Bowman: Bow Master, Marksman, (Missing)
          Thief: Night Lord, Shadower, Dual Blade
          Pirate: Buccaneer, Corsair, Cannon Master

          The only thing incomplete about the adventurer set is a third branch for bowmen, but i bought there will ever be a third branch because how far away from bows can you get? we have bows, crossbows, and dual bowguns.

          Cygnus Set: Complete
          Warrior: Dawn Warrior
          Magician: Blaze Wizard
          Bowman: Wind Archer
          Thief: Night Walker
          Pirate: Thunder Breaker

          Legendary Heroes: Complete
          Magician 1: Evan
          Bowman: Mercedes
          Thief: Phantom
          Magician 2: Luminous

          This set was complete because there were only 5 people who sealed the Black mage, pirates weren’t around in this time period which is why there is no legendary pirate hero.

          Resistance Set: Complete
          Warrior: Demon Slayer/Avenger
          Magician: Battle Mage
          Bowman: Wild Hunter
          Thief: Xenon
          Pirate: Mechanic

          This is is complete because although Xenon is considered a thief and pirate hybrid, he is still the thief resistance because of his connection to Cluadine(the thief instructor). And Demon Slayer/Avenger is considered one class because the class name is called Demon now not two individual names. Demon Slayer and Demon Avenger are two separate versions of the same person; One during his path as a commander for the Black mage and one during his path for revenge.

          Cygnus Instructors Set: Incomplete
          Warrior: Mihile
          Magician: (Missing)
          Bowman: (Missing)
          Thief: (Missing)
          Pirate: (Missing)

          Nova Set: Incomplete
          Warrior: Kaiser
          Magician: (Missing)
          Bowman: (Missing)
          Thief: (Missing)
          Pirate: Angelic Buster

          Based on this theory, the only incomplete sets are Cygnus Instructors, nova and possibly adventurers. Although i’m not counting version exclusives like Jett, Kanna and Hayato, And Zen. Basically who cares if a set does have a full on Warrior, Magician, Bowman, Thief, Pirate set. the class variations just make the sets different from each other.

          • Though
            January 20, 2013 at 10:09 am

            Don’t forget the Highreps. Well, that is, of course, if they’re ever released.

  29. Anonymous
    January 19, 2013 at 5:14 am

    The design is quite unoriginal and boring but i like cygnus new design

  30. Mubarak AlShamsi
    January 19, 2013 at 5:21 am

    I hope they become their own class now not just a copy of Explorers.

    • Anonymous
      January 19, 2013 at 10:51 am

      No they actually weren’t really a copy of explorers. Their skills and animations and even the fresh feeling all weren’t the same as the explorers.

      • Bon
        January 20, 2013 at 12:33 am

        Yeah I agree
        Night walker’s shy shuriken burst felt COMPLETELY different.

  31. Luciferx
    January 19, 2013 at 7:48 am

    phantom’s gonna become horny

    • SneebleDoo
      January 19, 2013 at 11:03 am


    • Anonymous
      January 20, 2013 at 5:29 pm

      yes and he’ll be back and stronger

  32. J Rain
    January 19, 2013 at 8:27 am

    Can’t seriously wait to see what is the chg!,!

  33. Anonymous
    January 19, 2013 at 10:54 am

    I wish they can release the design for the other Knights, that’ll be awesome!
    Is anyone like me, wondering if the other Head Knights of Cygnus will be coming out like Mihile? Since Irena was actually in the Mihile Storyline, so I wonder if she’ll come out next if the Head Knights ever get released as a job.

  34. Leaf Chucker
    January 19, 2013 at 11:04 am

    see how dawn warrior was “blown away” by the evolution process? I think that he was late and he didnt make it through into the magic circle that cygnus created. so he was blocked out. and the others evolved while he didnt. but that makes sense because there’s mihle.
    i see what you did there nexon.

    • January 19, 2013 at 11:41 am

      I think you’re reading too much into it.

    • mithi9
      January 19, 2013 at 11:57 am

      none of the other knights were there either.
      i doubt that was it

      • Leaf Chucker
        January 28, 2013 at 10:59 pm

        check on like seconds 10-14. when cygnus runs to shinsoo. on the very right, you can see thunder breaker. so my theory still stands true.

    • Don Kanonji
      January 19, 2013 at 12:41 pm

      Ya about that, mihile was the closes was to cygnus lol

  35. January 19, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    nice update and the video hmm…Looks like Tear is not the only one who can pull off a cool transformation

    • fynn
      January 20, 2013 at 9:03 am


  36. Anonymous
    January 19, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    holy crap this looks cool! man i wonder how they will change night walkers 😀 hope nexon makes them more interesting and fun

    • SneebleDoo
      January 19, 2013 at 10:45 pm

      It’d be awesome if they gave nigh walkers the ability to use both a claw and a katara!

      • J Rain
        January 19, 2013 at 11:50 pm

        Good thinking really…

  37. Mubarak AlShamsi
    January 20, 2013 at 12:32 am

    Max would my old ThunderBreaker get revamped or will cygnus knights be like heroes and we need to remake everything?

  38. Anonymous
    January 20, 2013 at 12:37 am

    oh i hope they have a dope hot time pirate hat too or at least a cool chair or weapon or somethin

    • dead nun #245
      January 20, 2013 at 1:09 am

      Judging from the picture, my guess is that they will still use Knuckles.

      • Anonymous
        January 20, 2013 at 11:00 am

        Nah i meant like a cool hot time hat or at least give us bucc weapon aka knuckle i would rlly love empress knuckle

  39. xXTaMeRXx
    January 20, 2013 at 1:47 am

    Striker will be a girl @_@
    or u can choose between male or female?

    • SneebleDoo
      January 21, 2013 at 12:37 am

      most likely you will be able to choose. The girl is just a character designed to promote the new revamp. The fact that she happens to be a girl is not important to the storyline or overall premise. She isn’t “The new Hawkeye” and she is not replacing him. She is just an ordinary cygnus knight,most likely nameless. sort of like the adventurers on the character creation screen you know?

  40. Mubarak AlShamsi
    January 20, 2013 at 2:38 am

    ThunderBreakers have blue electricity now?

  41. Shamsi
    January 20, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    Max will they come out the same time as GMS?

  42. Anonymous
    January 20, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    Maybe that’s water, hopefully they are also Water-Benders now. XD

    • Amon's Follower
      January 21, 2013 at 12:49 am

      lol half fire-water bender

  43. Hayden
    January 21, 2013 at 2:19 am

    I hope this Job atleast have sort of mobility skill (be it fj or sidesteps), cuz bucc…. have hard time dodging stuff…

    • Shamsi
      January 21, 2013 at 7:40 am

      Sadly they do have flash jump and no shark wave http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qcx8iw-G60U

      • 32132323213
        January 21, 2013 at 7:48 am

        Nexon does give homage to the old sharkwave in their 4th job 1vs 1 skill where they shoot sharks. The class is pretty legit IMO.lots of fun chaining and combos I see.

        • Mubarak AlShamsi
          January 21, 2013 at 12:38 pm

          I hate 1v1 skills

          • 32132323213
            January 21, 2013 at 12:58 pm

            retarded or something there?

      • Anonpixels
        January 21, 2013 at 9:36 am

        Dude, screw Shark Wave!

        • Mubarak AlShamsi
          January 21, 2013 at 12:39 pm

          I love pirates so ill live with it

  44. Shamsi
    January 21, 2013 at 7:41 am

    Max will they still be named thunderbreaker in GMS because my tb has static in the ign and all i see is water now

    • Anonymous
      January 21, 2013 at 3:39 pm

      I doubt anyone would know. Pretty sure they would keep it for simplicity’s sake.

      • Anonymous
        January 21, 2013 at 3:39 pm

        Also, it’s just blue lightning made to look like water.

  45. Shamsi
  46. Anonymous
    January 21, 2013 at 10:15 am

    Anonymous :


  47. Emmanuel
    January 21, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    1.2.467 Notes!

  48. Anonymous
    January 21, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    Im actually pretty excited about this update. May go and remake my KoC just to have it at lvl 120 for the update.

    • mithi9
      January 21, 2013 at 1:34 pm

      no dont, if u make before, you dont get quests and other things….

  49. Eishi
    January 21, 2013 at 11:21 pm

    Wow. I’ve never expected Cygnus to give off such a cool aura… I’m stunned.

    I still like Aria better tho…

    • Anonymous
      January 23, 2013 at 9:45 am

      If Cygnus can just float up and cast some OP skill to revive shinsoo why did she even bother to cry and drama around… I like the animation tho… Didn’t noe she was do pro, suited as the empress

  50. Anonymous
    January 27, 2013 at 3:04 am

    Why Striker is a girl?

  51. March 5, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    cool with full screen !!!!!!

  52. Anonymous
    March 12, 2013 at 1:52 am

    Does blaze wizard get revamped

  53. Rose
    July 5, 2013 at 11:40 pm

    This is the full video

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