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kMSt ver. 1.2.513 – ‘Black Heaven’ and More Skill Balancing!

September 23, 2014 Leave a comment Go to comments

Android Factory (activated)

Hey guys! After a long dry spell for MapleStory 1 news, a new patch has been released in Tespia! Although it’s really big (almost 600MB!) the patch notes only talk about 7 jobs’ skill balancing and some other stuff. Sadly, no Resistance revamp or ’32 jobs’ of balancing. Maybe this will come in future Tespia patches.

However, inside the data are a bunch of images, monsters, and NPCs for something called Black Heaven. It’s definitely the new content coming in the third summer patch, so read on!

Hekaton Alerts

Hekaton’s rewards have been changed. The chance of getting some rewards has been increased when you successfully defeat Hekaton. If you are in the top 50% of players, you can now get 1.5x Experience Coupons.

Kritias Shop

The Hekaton and Kritias coin shops have been changed a little bit. New items like the Unquenchable Flame, Eternal Unquenchable Flames, Chaos Blades, Strong Chaos Blades, Scroll Traces, and advanced personality trait items have been added. The price of Damage Skins has been decreased.

Medal of Honor

Medals of Honor from bosses have been changed. Now, bosses only drop Boss Medals of Honor, which give 20 times the amount of Honor as regular medals. The higher the difficulty of the boss, the more Medals you will get. Boss Medals of Honor are used immediately when picked up.

 Skill Changes

Dual Blade

Dual Blade’s skill damage are very high already but they don’t have many utility skills for survival. We increased the damage on damage-focused skills but we changed Chains of Hell to give invincibility.

We corrected an error in Final Cut and decreased Asura’s cooldown in order to make gameplay smoother.

  • Chains of Hell Chains of Hell: other skills can now be used while this skill’s invincibility frames are active, a cooldown of 45 seconds has been added
  • Blade Fury Blade Fury: damage has been increased from 165% to 195%
  • Phantom Blow Phantom Blow: damage has been increased from 200% to 210%
  • Final Cut Final Cut: distance moved after using this skill has been decreased, fixed a bug where using Final Cut with a pet would disconnect users from the game
  • Asura Asura: cooldown has been decreased from 90 seconds to 60 seconds

Viper

Viper’s field battle is highly effective but their bossing capabilities are low. We increased Fist Enrage’s damage and increased the effects of Ultra Charge and Counter Attack to give greater merit to their melee fighting style.
We also gave Unity of Power’s damage cap increase a boost by increasing the maximum number of stacks.

  • Fist Enrage Fist Enrage: damage has been increased from 270% to 300%
  • Ultra Charge Ultra Charge: stance effect has been increased from 98% to 100%
  • Counter Attack Counter Attack: chance to activate has been decreased from 40% to 25%, duration has been decreased from 45 seconds to 30 seconds, damage boost has been increased from 15% to 25%, now in addition to existing effects when hit there is a 25% chance to reduce the damage taken by 30%
  • Unity of Power Unity of Power: cooldown has been decreased from 20 seconds to 15 seconds, maximum number of stacks has been increased from 3 to 4

Captain

In our previous balancing, we wanted Headshot to be a good skill but its efficiency was low due to its skill delay, so we decreased it.

  • Head Shot Headshot: skill delay has been decreased from 1260ms to 1050ms
  • Counter Attack Counter Attack: chance to activate has been decreased from 40% to 25%, duration has been decreased from 45 seconds to 30 seconds, damage boost has been increased from 15% to 25%, now in addition to existing effects when hit there is a 25% chance to reduce the damage taken by 30%

Mercedes

Mercedes was changed a lot in the last balancing patch, with a large focus on linking skills. However, starting off with Charge Drive created many problems, with awkward skill delays and moving you too close or too far away from monsters. We tried to fix this by changing some skill ranges.

Legendary Spear also created some unusual situations when used in the air so we disabled that.

  •  Charge Drive: can now be used in conjunction with the Down arrow key in order to cancel the knockback part of the skill (only performs the knockup), skill delay has been adjusted
  • Strike Dualshot Strike Dual Shot: damage has been increased from 240% to 260%, can now be linked with Wrath of Enril
  • Highkick Demolition High Kick Demolition: skill delay has been decreased from 870ms to 630ms
  • Leap Tornado Leap Tornado: damage has been increased from 215% to 235%, downwards attack range has been increased
  • Unicorn Spike Unicorn Spike: can now be linked with Wrath of Enril
  • Gust Dive Gust Dive: can now be linked with Wrath of Enril
  • Legendary Spear Legendary Spear: can no longer be used in the air
  • Rolling Moonsault Rolling Moonsault: downwards attack range has been increased, delay has been decreased from 810ms to 540ms
  • Lightning Edge Lightning Edge: in addition to existing effects Lightning Edge now passively increases Gust Dive’s damage by 50%, can now be linked with Wrath of Enril
  • Advanced Strike Dual Shot Advanced Strike Dual Shot: damage has been increased from 288% to 300%
  • Wrath of Enlil Wrath of Enril: this skill’s cooldown is now decreased by 1 second whenever skills are linked together

Demon Avenger

Demon Avenger’s HP boosts from the Star Force enhancements were not as efficient as other jobs.

A new passive skill was added that increases the efficiency of enhancements. In addition, using Demon Strike will no longer reset Exceed stacks, and Forbidden Contract’s maximum HP boost has been changed to a damage increase due to the existence of the HP cap for characters.

  • Conversion Star Force NEW! Conversion Star Force: Based on your currently equipped Star Force enhancement count, gain HP for each Star Force. Gain 150 HP for each Star from 1~30, 925 HP from the 31st, and 175 HP for each star from 31~40.
  • Demon Strike Demon Strike: using Demon Strike will no longer reset Exceed counts
  • Forbidden Contract Forbidden Contract: HP boost has been changed to a 10% damage boost, cooldown has been decreased from 90 seconds to 75 seconds

Demon Slayer

Demon Slayers tend to use only Devil Cry due to its high range and low Force consumption while hunting. We think its a very boring hunting pattern and so we have added an effect where Devil Cry’s Force consumption increases when the skill is used consecutively.

We know this will greatly impact Demon Slayer’s hunting efficiency so we are compensating it with better movement and increasing Demon Explosion’s efficiency as well as increasing Demon Impact’s damage to bosses for better boss fighting.

  • Demon Trace Demon Trace: this skill can now be used in the air, skill delay has been decreased from 810ms to 600ms
  • Dark Thrust Dark Thrust: skill delay has been decreased from 900ms to 720ms
  • Devil Cry Devil Cry: when this skill is used consecutively, the Force consumption will increase by 40 for 15 seconds (stacks up to 4 times)
  • Demon Explosion Demon Explosion: Force consumption has been decreased from 50 to 25, skill delay has been decreased from 900ms to 690ms
  • Demon Impact Demon Impact: damage to boss monsters has been increased from 30% to 40%
  • Metamorphosis - Enhance Metamorphosis – Enhance: now 5 seconds before the Damage Reflect ignore effect wears off, an effect will blink over the character’s head to inform them

Angelic Burster

To help Angelic Burster be more efficient, we are increasing the functionality of 2 buffs and allowing Super Nova to ignore damage reflect.

  • Lyrical Cross Lyrical Cross: accuracy boost has been removed, Lyrical Cross now increases attack speed by 1 stage and maximum HP by 1500
  • Super Nova Super Nova: this skill can now ignore damage reflect
  • Soul Exalt Soul Exalt: 100% Recharge chance has been removed, Soul Exalt now gives the ability to ignore Damage Reflect, 20% boss damage, 30% defense ignore, and increases Soul Seeker Expert’s chance to activate by 15%

Android Factory

Now, let’s talk about Black Heaven!! It’s not mentioned in the patch notes at all, and it’s not available in game, but this huge patch added a bunch of things behind the scenes! I’m trying to piece it together from just images and what we know of beforehand, so here’s what I have:

Black Heaven

I’m assuming the Black Wings have activated a giant airship called Black Heaven. This airship is going to attack… somewhere. Maybe Edelstein? Maybe Ereb? I’m not sure.

Act 1 Black Heaven Map Blockbuster

This patch was said to use a new blockbuster system, and I think I know what that means. There are 7 acts in the data, and this world map above, along with a blockbuster UI. I’m pretty sure this entire story will take place over 4 acts, with each one possibly having a different sort of game play.

I’m so excited for this patch you have no idea.

Maple Alliance Cygnus

What I do know is that the Maple Alliance will join together to fight this huge threat!

Black Heaven Background Leben Mine Black Heaven Defense Weapon

Grinder

There will probably be some part where you have to infiltrate the Black Wings headquarters in Leben Mine, and face giant monsters. They’re probably the ones seen here.

Nineheart Pio (2) Pio (1) Cygnus ShopBlack Wing Carrier

There’s a bunch of ships added in this patch, along with NPCs (such as the Cygnus Knights, Kyrin, various knights and Resistance members) all fighting. Maybe it’s a co-operative defense mode, sort of like a better Aswan.

Nineheart MISSING0196 Crossword Black Heaven is ReadyBlack Heaven is Ready

There’s also some interesting cutscene images! Who is that missing Knight? A creepy crossword with answers like Black Heaven is Ready

Cygnus Nineheart Dulpy Guppy Leapy Athena Claudine Orca Gelimer Baroque

Like they said beforehand, this new content will be using a new type of storytelling, similar to Zero and the new Mushroom Kingdom, so it comes with its own set of NPC illustrations!

Francis Hiver Phantom Aria

Even Francis and Hiver (wow I thought they forgot about that guy) appear! And there’s an NPC for Aria, as well as an enraged Phantom. This one’s probably from a flashback since the patch is subtitled [Orca & Suu] but still, very interesting.

Flying Transformer Orca & Suu Sigmund Orca & Suu Belle Orca & Suu Brighton Orca & Suu Checky Orca & Suu Airship Battle

I’m also pretty sure this patch will involve aerial battles! There were some monsters added that are in flying ships and they released these other images in a preview last week.

There were some BGMs added as well (thanks to SlipySlide!). One of them is named the Doll Master, maybe Francis will play a bigger part in this patch than we thought.

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  1. Anonymous
    September 23, 2014 at 2:16 am

    the demon cry nerf =(

    • Anonymous
      September 23, 2014 at 8:08 pm

      Doesnt that ship in the Act 1 Title card, the big one (not Black Heaven, but the smaller one) Look like Flying Ship Crystal Garden? Phantom’s ship, known as Lumiere (French for Light) in GMS?

      Empress of Ereb Black Master|
      Cygnus Lotus|
      & & |
      Flying Ship Flying Ship|
      Crystal Garden VS Black Heaven|
      & & |
      Master Thief Wing Master|
      Phantom Orchid|
      O O O O O O

      Empress of Ereb Cygnus and Master Thief Phantom were challenged by
      Wing Master Orchid and Black Master Lotus!
      Orchid and Lotus sent out Black Heaven and Xenobot Corps!
      Cygnus and Phantom sent out Crystal Garden and Alliance Army!

      Black Heaven
      Dark Aura
      Black Heaven is radiating a Dark Aura!

      Crystal Garden
      Fairy Aura
      Crystal Garden is radiating a Fairy Aura!

      Black Heaven used Dark Pulse on Crystal Garden!

      Crystal Garden
      Psychic-Flying

      It’s Super Effective!

      Crystal Garden
      Inner Focus

      Crystal Garden did not Flinch because of its Inner Focus!

      Maple Alliance Army used Wide Guard!
      The Pokemon protected its allies from harm!

      Crystal Garden Used Moonblast on Black Heaven!
      Dark-Flying
      It’s Super Effective!
      A critical hit!

      Black Heaven Fainted

      Black Heaven
      Aftermath

      Black heaven exploded!

      Wide Guard:
      Maple Alliance Army protected itself!
      Crystal Garden Protected itself!

      Xenobot Corps took damage from the Aftermath!
      Xenobot Corps Fainted!

      Xenobot Corps
      Aftermath
      Xenobot Corps Exploded

      Wide Guard:
      Maple Alliance Army protected itself!
      Crystal Garden Protected itself!

      Master Thief Phantom and
      Empress of Ereb Cygnus have defeated
      Wing Master Orchid and
      Black Master Lotus!

      • Anonymous
        September 25, 2014 at 11:19 am

        r u thetabkey =.=

        • Anonymous
          November 12, 2015 at 4:14 pm

          ur pretty op guy i like u ur an op oper who op’s b/c this is a p op post xdddddd

  2. Anonymous
    September 23, 2014 at 2:16 am

    Demon cry nerf =(

  3. Anonymous
    September 23, 2014 at 2:35 am

    No buffing resistance ?

    I’m disappointed

  4. Anonymous
    September 23, 2014 at 2:54 am

    Eh, I don’t see the point of Chains of Hell cooldown. Even with the 100% critical for 15 hits, its still damn slow.

    They’re going to do nothing for Upper Stab? It’s pretty useless, especially since it can’t be directly chained.

  5. Josh
    September 23, 2014 at 3:21 am

    Really? No resistance revamp? Welp goodbye my mechanic! Now to sell off all of your godly equips that I couldn’t help but hold on to…

  6. Anonymous
    September 23, 2014 at 3:43 am

    Nice update! But all I really want is the aran, evan, and resistance update… I’m pretty sure resistance and those two classes were supposed to get a revamp. Hopefully they still do. Especially aran and evan.

  7. Anonymous
    September 23, 2014 at 4:21 am

    Isn’t that missing knight supposed to be 10 Boogies?

    • dogownerjr
      September 27, 2014 at 12:38 am

      That’s what i thought

  8. Anonymous
    September 23, 2014 at 4:21 am

    Isn’t that missing knight supposed to be 10 Boogies?

    • Anonymous
      September 23, 2014 at 4:43 am

      yea it is 10 Boogie

  9. Anonymous
    September 23, 2014 at 8:06 am

    Its 10 Boogies

  10. September 23, 2014 at 11:32 am

    Are you deaf, Nexon??????
    We need more revamp fo Angelic Buster. Why is just 2 orbs in 3rd job >”<???????????
    Please increase 3 or 4 orbs like before!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! She is like a big womannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

  11. Mr. Justin
    September 23, 2014 at 5:08 pm

    kool o-o

  12. Z
    September 23, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    All of these characters introduced post-pirates just aren’t ‘Maplestory’ to me…That game was about adventure, friendship and forming your own identity. Then they decided to make it about these individual heroes, and you were just supposed to accept that you were Freud or Phantom (even though thousands of others were also supposedly playing as that poorly written character). This “climax” just feels like the end of a crummy anime that was just tacked onto the original game. Good reddens.

    • Z
      September 23, 2014 at 9:28 pm

      good riddance*

  13. Anonymous
    September 23, 2014 at 11:38 pm

    I can appreciate the Buccaneer buffs except for the one with Counter Attack. The main problem I’ve always viewed with it is being able to consistently proc it. While the buff in general is nice and welcome, it becomes pointless when you have things like the RA bosses or Gollux. There isn’t going to be a point where I want to get hit because getting hit is an insta-kill. I wish they’d change it into something a bit more sensible if its going to have a fairly decent portion of our damage in it.

    • Anonymous
      September 25, 2014 at 4:31 am

      Ermmm.. wasn’t there a potion that was like a poison that was used to consistently trigger counterattack ? ( never used it ,w as a reward from magatia?)

  14. Euthe
    September 23, 2014 at 11:39 pm

    I can appreciate the Buccaneer buffs except for the one with Counter Attack. The main problem I’ve always viewed with it is being able to consistently proc it. While the buff in general is nice and welcome, it becomes pointless when you have things like the RA bosses or Gollux. There isn’t going to be a point where I want to get hit because getting hit is an insta-kill. I wish they’d change it into something a bit more sensible if its going to have a fairly decent portion of our damage in it.

  15. September 24, 2014 at 4:13 am

    My mind just exploded when I saw what they are doing to the Angelic Buster!
    ZOMG THANK GOD!!!
    Using the super nova and bosses using DR to kill me was a pain and a way to ignore DR….THANK GOD!!!!!!!!!!
    Also yay attack speed…Now Celestial roar will hit faster

    God I can’t wait for this to hit gms…..haaaaaaaaaaa…

  16. Knite0
    September 24, 2014 at 10:25 am

    Hmmm, if it bypasses DR, would it also ignore wep atk resist (aka Ark’s mobs)

  17. mmp
    September 24, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    black heaven is a shark with kiwi fruits for eyes. this needs to stop.

    also: battle on the deck is one of the best ms musics i’ve seen in a looong time.

  18. Anonymous
    September 26, 2014 at 9:11 am

    this ship look like ship from fairy tail anime

  19. Anonymous
    September 28, 2014 at 2:28 am

    hope this is an arc and not the end

  20. ILoveMaple
    December 4, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    Nexon should increase demon avenger number of lines

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