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kMSt ver. 1.2.011 – Character Balancing Pt. 2!

MapleStory Reboot

Another Test World patch has been released, with more changes to many jobs! They even included the long forgotten warrior of light, Mikhail…! EDIT: Finally done!

Also, this update has been named MapleStory Reboot and they said it is a large summer update which is unheard of in MapleStory (sure…). The first patch will be coming on June 25! This gives Nexon a bit less than two weeks to finalize these job changes.

Star Force Enhancements

Before I get to the skill changes, there were a few changes to the Star Force enhancement system.

  • The cost of the 10th~14th stars has been decreased.
  • In order to reduce the risks of destruction when using Star Force enhancements, Item Traces will now store a destroyed item’s enhancement count (up to 12 stars).
  • The above changes do not apply to Superior item enhancements.

Skill Changes

Hero

Hero has different skills and damage calculation procedures compared to other characters, so we adjusted Chance Attack. We also changed Combo Attack’s effect to be more stylish.

  • Iron Body Iron Body: duration has been decreased from 300 seconds to 200 seconds
  • Weapon Mastery Weapon Mastery: in addition to existing effects, Weapon Mastery now gives 5% damage if you are equipping an Axe
  • Rage Rage: duration has been increased from 180 seconds to 200 seconds, cast delay has been decreased from 1920ms to 1080ms
  • Weapon Booster Weapon Booster: duration has been increased from 180 seconds to 200 seconds, cast delay has been decreased
  • Combo Attack Combo Attack: effect has been changed
  • Chance Attack Chance Attack: damage calculation order has been adjusted
  • Enrage Enrage: duration has been removed (now an on/off skill)
  • Rage Uprising Rage Uprising: cast delay has been decreased from 2520ms to 2010ms

Paladin

In the previous test server patch, we gave a cooldown to Blast so that Paladin’s combat pattern would be different. However this cooldown had adverse effects so we will be removing it.

  • Iron Body Iron Body: duration has been decreased from 300 seconds to 200 seconds
  • Blast Blast: buff duration has been increased from 10 seconds to 60 seconds, damage has been decreased from 488% to 318%, cooldown has been removed

Dark Knight

Dark Knights have a narrow attack range so we adjusted Dark Impale’s range accordingly. In addition, although it has a small usage window, Gungnir Descent has a relatively low number of hits per second so we increased its number of hits.

  • Iron Body Iron Body: duration has been decreased from 300 seconds to 200 seconds
  • Weapon Mastery Weapon Mastery: in addition to existing effects, Weapon Mastery now gives 2 attack speed boost if you are equipping a Spear
  • Weapon Booster Weapon Booster: cast delay has been decreased
  • Iron Will Iron Will: duration has been decreased from 240 seconds to 200 seconds
  • Hyper Body Hyper Body: duration has been decreased from 300 seconds to 200 seconds
  • Cross Over Chain Cross Over Chain: duration has been increased from 180 seconds to 200 seconds, cast delay has been decreased from 1260ms to 1080ms
  • Dark Impale Dark Impale: attack range has been changed to match its effect
  • Gungnir Descent Gungnir Descent: damage has been decreased from 312% to 250%, number of hits has been increased from 8 to 10
  • Sacrifice Sacrifice: cast delay has been decreased from 2280ms to 1080ms
  • Dark Synthesis Dark Synthesis: damage has been increased from 300% to 330%, number of monsters hit has been increased from 8 to 10, cooldown has been increased from 8 seconds to 10 seconds
  • Dark Thirst Dark Thirst: HP healed has been changed from 100% of damage done to monsters to 6% of your maximum HP, attack boost has been increased from 60 to 80

Archmage (Fire/Poison)

After the last test server patch where we increased the cooldown of Mist Eruption, we found that Archmages still had very high damage. Therefore by slightly increasing the cast delay of Paralyze and reducing the duration of Ignite, we have slightly reduced Archmage’s damage.

  • Ignite Ignite: duration has been decreased from 6 seconds to 4 seconds
  • Elemental Reset Elemental Reset: cast delay has been decreased
  • Paralyze Paralyze: cast delay has been increased from 800ms to 870ms

Archmage (Ice/Lightning)

Archmages had high damage over time with the use of Chain Lightning and Freezing Effect. In order to reduce their damage without changing their attack pattern, we have reduced Freezing Effect’s damage boost and increased the delay of Chain Lightning slightly.

  • Magic Guard Magic Guard: duration has been decreased from 600 seconds to 240 seconds
  • Magic Booster Magic Booster: duration has been increased from 200 seconds to 240 seconds, cast delay has been decreased from 1500ms to 990ms
  • Meditation Meditation: duration has been increased from 200 seconds to 240 seconds
  • Freezing Effect Freezing Effect: damage boost per Freeze counter has been decreased from 8% to 6%
  • Elemental Adapting (IL) Elemental Adapting: cast delay has been decreased from 2160ms to 1080ms
  • Elemental Reset Elemental Reset: duration has been decreased from 300 seconds to 240 seconds, cast delay has been decreased from 1500ms to 990ms
  • Thunder Storm Thunder Storm: cast delay has been decreased from 2760ms to 1050ms
  • Chain Lightning Chain Lightning: cast delay has been increased from 780ms to 840ms, hit sound has been changed, the hit sound and effect will now be played for every hit instead of once per cast
  • Blizzard Blizzard: cast delay has been decreased from 1710ms to 1140ms
  • Elquines Elquines: duration has been increased from 160 seconds to 240 seconds
  • Freezing Breath Freezing Breath: this skill can now be affected by Combat Orders
  • Lightning Spear Lightning Sphere: damage has been decreased from 700% to 300%, number of hits has been increased from 1 to 7, finish damage has been increased from 1000% to 1500%, cooldown has been decreased from 90 seconds to 60 seconds, this skill no longer activates Damage Reflect

Bishop

Bishops use Angel Ray continuously as their main attack and it heals even more than Heal so we have decreased its HP healing abilities slightly. In addition, Big Bang’s effect has been changed.

  • Heal Heal: damage boost from debuff has been decreased from 20% to 10%, debuff duration has been decreased from 6 seconds to 2 seconds

Big Bang Effect

  • Big Bang Big Bang: effect has been changed
  • Angel Ray Angel Ray: HP healed has been changed from 90% of your damage to 15% of your (or your party member’s) maximum HP
  • Vengeance of Angel Vengeance of Angel: Angel Ray’s HP healing reduction has been changed to apply to its new maximum HP healing

Bowmaster

Although Bowmaster has many hits per second, their actual damage was very low. Overall, we increased some of their numbers.

  • Archer Mastery Archer Mastery: the ability to use skills without arrows has been removed
  • Bow Booster Bow Booster: duration has been increased from 180 seconds to 300 seconds, cast delay has been decreased
  • Soul Arrow Soul Arrow: Bow: duration has been increased from 180 seconds to 300 seconds
  • Quiver Cartridge Quiver Cartridge: Poison Arrows’ DoT damage has been increased from 90% to 150% , Drain Arrows’ HP healed has been changed from 20% of your damage to 3% of your maximum HP
  • Marksmanship Marksmanship: damage boost has been increased from 15% to 35%
  • Arrow Platter Arrow Blaster: installed Arrow Blaster’s damage has been increased from 125% to 140%, installed Arrow Blaster’s duration has been decreased from 30 seconds to 15 seconds, this skill now has a cooldown of 30 seconds, this skill no longer activates Damage Reflect
  • Hurricane Hurricane: damage has been increased from 300% to 330%
  • Uncountable Arrow Uncountable Arrows: damage has been decreased from 380% to 350%, number of hits has been increased from 4 to 5
  • Bow Expert Bow Expert: attack boost has been increased from 30 to 60
  • Illusion Step Illusion Step: duration has been increased from 240 seconds to 300 seconds
  • Armor Piercing Armor Piercing: chance to activate has been increased from 10% to 20%, maximum number of stacks has been decreased from 10 to 5, extra damage based on enemies’ defense has been increased from 100% to 400%
  • Wounds Shot Wound Shot: number of hits has been increased from 4 to 6
  • Advanced Quiver Advanced Quiver: Poison Arrows’ DoT damage has been increased from 110% to 220%, Drain Arrows’ HP healed has been changed from 30% of your damage to 5% of your maximum HP, cast delay has been removed
  • Preparation Preparation: this skill can no longer be debuffed

Marksman

Marksman’s Sniping – Cooltime Reduce’s level requirement was too high and created a high barrier of entry to the job. Therefore, we have swapped its level requirements with Sniping – Limit Canceller.

  • Archer Mastery Archer Mastery: the ability to use skills without arrows has been removed
  • Crossbow Booster Crossbow Booster: duration has been increased from 180 seconds to 300 seconds, cast delay has been decreased
  • Soul Arrow Crossbow Soul Arrow: Crossbow: duration has been increased from 180 seconds to 300 seconds
  • Illusion Step Illusion Step: duration has been increased from 240 seconds to 300 seconds
  • Pain Killer Painkiller: cast delay has been removed
  • Sniping - Cooltime Reduce Sniping – Cooltime Reduce: level limit has been decreased from level 195 to level 177
  • Sniping - Limit Canceller Sniping – Limit Canceller: level limit has been increased from level 177 to level 195

Night Lord

Night Lord’s Showdown Challenge’s extra experience and drop rate effect gave it a large advantage over other jobs while hunting to level up. Therefore, we have lowered its effectiveness while buffing Sudden Raid and Bleeding Toxin a bit.

  • Haste Haste: cast delay has been decreased from 1500ms to 990ms
  • Spirit Throwing Spirit Throwing: duration has been increased from 180 seconds to 200 seconds, cast delay has been decreased from 1500ms to 990ms
  • Shadow Partner Shadow Partner: duration has been increased from 180 seconds to 200 seconds
  • Sudden Raid Sudden Raid: cast delay has been decreased from 3150ms to 900ms, this skill will no longer activate Damage Reflect
  • Showdown Challenge Showdown Challenge: extra experience and item drop rate has been decreased from 30% to 10%
  • Purge Area Purge Area: cast delay has been removed
  • Dark Serenity Dark Serenity: duration has been increased from 180 seconds to 200 seconds, cast delay has been decreased from 1500ms to 990ms
  • Four Seasons Four Seasons: cooldown has been increased from 8 seconds to 10 seconds
  • Bleeding Toxin Bleeding Toxin: DoT damage has been increased from 190% to 1000%, this skill can no longer be debuffed

Shadower

Shadower’s Boomerang Step has a small attack range and Assassinate has a low number of hits per second so we increased both of those. We also increased some of their skills’ effectiveness.

  • Haste Haste: cast delay has been decreased from 1500ms to 990ms
  • Meso Guard Meso Guard: duration has been increased from 190 seconds to 200 seconds, cast delay has been decreased from 1500ms to 990ms
  • Karma Karma: duration has been increased from 180 seconds to 200 seconds, cast delay has been decreased from 1500ms to 990ms
  • Shadow Partner Shadow Partner: duration has been increased from 180 seconds to 200 seconds
  • Meso Explosion Meso Explosion: now has a cooldown of 5 seconds
  • Sudden Raid Sudden Raid: cast delay has been decreased from 3150ms to 900ms, this skill will no longer activate Damage Reflect
  • Boomerang Step Boomerang Step: attack range has been increased
  • Smokescreen Smokescreen: cooldown has been decreased from 300 seconds to 240 seconds, cast delay has been decreased from 1440ms to 1080ms
  • Assassinate Assassinate: final attack’s damage has been decreased from 1320% to 700%, final attack’s number of hits has been increased from 1 to 2, this skill can now be used while jumping
  • Shadower Instinct Shadower Instinct: duration has been increased from 180 seconds to 200 seconds
  • Veil of Shadow Veil of Shadows: cooldown has been decreased from 90 seconds to 30 seconds

Dual Blade

Dual Blades were penalized greatly if they died while Final Cut’s damage boost was active so we changed it. In addition, we increased Sudden Raid’s utility a little bit.

  • Karma Karma: duration has been increased from 180 seconds to 200 seconds, cast delay has been decreased from 1500ms to 990ms
  • Sudden Raid Sudden Raid: cast delay has been decreased from 3150ms to 900ms, this skill will no longer activate Damage Reflect, this skill now decreases Final Cut’s cooldown by 20% when used
  • Final Cut Final Cut: the damage boost no longer depends on your charge time
  • Thorns Thorns Effect: duration has been decreased from 210 seconds to 200 seconds, cast delay has been decreased from 1500ms to 990ms
  • Asura Asura: damage has been decreased from 500% to 380%, number of hits has been increased from 3 to 4, intermittent error where this skill would activate Damage Reflect has been fixed

Viper

Viper needed some buffs to make up for the fact that it is a job which is always high risk due to its melee attacks. In a previous test server update, we added the ability to use Double Spiral during other skills but removed it because there were many fatal errors. This time, we would like to fix the problem by bringing it back and increasing the effectiveness of Nautilus with a new effect.

  • Mental Clarity Mental Clarity: cast delay has been decreased from 1500ms to 990ms
  • Knuckle Booster Knuckle Booster: duration has been decreased from 200 seconds to 180 seconds
  • Double Spiral Double Spiral: this skill can now be used during other skills but if you do, it will go on cooldown for 10 seconds, this skill now passively increases Screw Punch’s damage by 100%
  • Lucky Dice Lucky Dice: cast delay has been decreased from 1500ms to 990ms
  • Willow Defensive Willow Defensive: cast delay has been decreased from 1500ms to 990ms
  • Battleship Nautilus Battleship Nautilus: damage has been increased from 520% to 1020%, cast delay has been decreased from 3420ms to 900ms, this skill no longer activates Damage Reflect, cooldown has been changed to 60 seconds at all levels, after using this skill your attacks will have a 50% chance to have an additional hit of 200% damage for 40 seconds
  • Time Leap Time Leap: cooldown has been decreased from 1500 seconds to 180 seconds, cast delay has been decreased from 1440ms to 1080ms, this skill is no longer affected by cooldown resets, while this skill is on cooldown you cannot be affected by another Time Leap
  • Counter Attack Counter Attack: now passively increases Screw Punch and Double Spiral’s damage by 100%
  • Double Lucky Dice Double Lucky Dice: duration has been decreased from 200 seconds to 180 seconds, cooldown has been decreased from 200 seconds to 180 seconds, cast delay has been decreased from 1500ms to 990ms
  • Vipercision Vipercision: cast delay has been decreased from 1500ms to 990ms
  • Wind Booster Wind Booster: duration has been decreased from 300 seconds to 180 seconds

Captain

Captain’s utility skills cause a high penalty when they die due to Summon Crew and Lucky Dice, so we reduced their cooldowns. We also adjusted some of their numbers upward and improved on the low utility Nautilus skill.

  • Gun Booster Gun Booster: duration has been decreased from 200 seconds to 180 seconds
  • Summon Crew Summon Crew: cast delay has been decreased from 1440ms to 900ms
  • Infinite Bullets Infinite Bullets: cast delay has been decreased from 1500ms to 990ms
  • Octo Quarterdeck Octo Quarterdeck: damage has been increased from 140% to 300%
  • Lucky Dice Lucky Dice: cast delay has been decreased from 1500ms to 990ms
  • Fullmetal Jacket Fullmetal Jacket: in addition to existing effects Fullmetal Jacket now increases your damage by 20%
  • Hollowpoint Bullet Hollowpoint Bullet: cast delay has been decreased from 1500ms to 990ms
  • Battleship Nautilus Battleship Nautilus: damage has been increased from 520% to 1020%, cast delay has been decreased from 3420ms to 1020ms, this skill no longer activates Damage Reflect, this skill now decreases Summon Crew and Lucky Dice’s cooldowns by 50%% when used, now while this skill is on cooldown Captain Dignity’s damage will be increased by 30%
  • Captain Dignity Captain Dignity: in addition to existing effects Captain Dignity now increases your attack by 30
  • Head Shot Head Shot: damage has been decreased from 500% to 475%, number of hits has been increased from 8 to 9, cast delay has been decreased from 1050ms to 870ms
  • Fusillade Fusillade: cast delay has been decreased from 1110ms to 960ms
  • Double Lucky Dice Double Lucky Dice: duration has been decreased from 200 seconds to 180 seconds, cooldown has been decreased from 200 seconds to 180 seconds, cast delay has been decreased from 1500ms to 990ms
  • Pirate Style Pirate Style: cast delay has been decreased from 1500ms to 990ms
  • Unwearying Rum Unwearying Nectar: this skill can no longer be debuffed

Cannon Shooter

Cannon Shooter’s weapon speed was extremely low which was hard to compensate for so we have increased their attack speed as well as other improvements to low effectiveness skills.

  • Monkey Magic Monkey Magic: duration has been decreased from 300 seconds to 180 seconds, cast delay has been decreased from 1350ms to 1080ms
  • Cannon Booster Cannon Booster: duration has been decreased from 200 seconds to 180s econds
  • Lucky Dice Lucky Dice: cast delay has been decreased from 1500ms to 990ms
  • Monkey Furious Monkey Furious: debuff duration has been increased from 20 seconds to 30 seconds
  • Oak Barrel Roulette Oak Barrel Roulette: duration has been decreased from 240 seconds to 180 seconds
  • Battleship Nautilus Battleship Nautilus: damage has been increased from 520% to 1020%, cast delay has been decreased from 3420ms to 1020ms, this skill no longer activates Damage Reflect, this skill now decreases Oak Barrel Roulette and Lucky Dice’s cooldowns by 50%% when used
  • Hyper Monkey Spell Hyper Monkey Magic: cast delay has been decreased from 1350ms to 1080ms
  • Overburning Cannon Overburning Cannon: in addition to existing effects, Overburning Cannon now increases your attack speed by 1 stage
  • Double Lucky Dice Double Lucky Dice: duration has been decreased from 200 seconds to 180 seconds, cooldown has been decreased from 200 seconds to 180 seconds, cast delay has been decreased from 1500ms to 990ms
  • Pirate Spirit Pirate Spirit: duration has been decreased from 300 seconds to 180 seconds
  • Support Monkey Twins - Split Damage Support Monkey Twins – Split Damage: damage has been increased from 50% of original damage to 60% of original damage
  • Rolling Cannon Rainbow Rolling Cannon Rainbow: damage has been increased from 400% to 600%, number of hits has been increased from 2 to 3

Mikhail

Mikhail’s battle pattern was overly simplistic. By adding new skills and changing the numbers of others, we would like to create a new pattern matching a knight that uses his shield.

Beginner

Journey Home Effect

  • Journey Home NEW! Journey Home: Borrow Shinsoo’s aura to return to the side of the Empress. There is a cooldown of 30 minutes.
  • Elemental Expert NEW! Elemental Expert: Your mastery over the elements increases your attack and magic attack by 10%.
    • This skill is unlocked after your fourth job advancement.
  • Guardian of Light Guardian of Light: Stance effect has been removed, Guardian of Light now creates a shield for 15/30 seconds which absorbs the damage of up to 3/6 attacks (for % HP attacks, their damage will be reduced by 10%/20%) and increases your damage by 15%/20%. The shield (and the damage boost) will disappear after it absorbs 3/6 attacks. There is a cooldown of 180 seconds. (max level: 2) (Link Skill)
  • Will of the Alliance Will of the Alliance: this skill is now unlocked by the quest “The Alliance’s Birth” instead of through a quest at level 200

1st Job

Royal Guard (Defend) Effect Royal Guard (Counterattack) Effect

  • Royal Guard NEW! Royal Guard: Using the Soul Shield, completely nullify enemy attacks’ damage and counterattack. (max level: 1)
    • Level 1: After being used, stand your ground and nullify and counterattack the first enemy attack within a short period of time (< 1 second). If you successfully guard an attack, you will gain invincibility for 2 seconds and your attack will be increased for 10 seconds. Consecutive successful guards will refresh this attack buff and it will also increase your counterattack’s damage and range. This skill has a cooldown of 5 seconds. [1 time] Deal 150% + 3% per character level damage 2 times on up to 6 enemies. 10 attack buff. [2 times] Deal 200% + 3% per character level damage 3 times on up to 7 enemies. 15 attack buff. [3 times] Deal 250% + 3% per character level damage 4 times on up to 8 enemies. 20 attack buff.

2nd Job

  • Cheer Rage has been renamed to Cheer: in addition to existing effects, Cheer now gives 20 attack passively
  • Sword Booster Sword Booster: duration has been decreased from 200 seconds to 180 seconds

3rd Job

Advanced Royal Guard (Counterattack) Effect

  • Advanced Royal Guard NEW! Advanced Royal Guard: Enhance Royal Guard to allow more consecutive guards with even stronger counterattacks. If you successfully guard 4 times in a row or more, gain the ability to ignore Damage Ignore and Damage Reflect. (max level: 1)
    • Level 1: [4 times] Deal 250% + 3% per character level damage 5 times on up to 10 enemies. 30 attack buff. [5 times] Deal 250% + 3% per character level damage 7 times on up to 15 enemies. 45 attack buff.

Soul Link Effect

  • Soul Link NEW! Soul Link: Exert a powerful strength to the souls of nearby party members. Party members within range of Soul Link will receive its effects. On/off skill. (max level: 20)
    • Level 20: 15 mana per second. [Mikhail] gain 5% damage per party member, every 4 seconds heal 1% of your maximum HP. 20% of the damage your party members would take is redirected to you (this damage can be nullified using Royal Guard). [Party members] If Mikhail successfully guards an attack, gain 100% of Royal Guard’s attack boost. Mikhail also shares 30% of Soul Endure’s resistance to statuses and elements and its defense with you.
  • Soul Slash Soul Slash: number of monsters hit has been increased
  • Soul Endure Soul Endure: cast delay has been decreased
  • Magic Crash Magic Crash: duration has been increased from 20 seconds to 22 seconds
  • Shining Charge Shining Charge: damage boost has been increased from 30% to 60%, duration has been decreased from 300 seconds to 180 seconds
  • Shining Buster REMOVED! Shining Buster

4th Job

Shining Cross Effect

  • Shining Cross NEW! Shining Cross: Attack enemies in front of you with a cross of light. This skill has a chance to blind enemies. The blind effect can affect all enemies but bosses will have half its duration. (max level: 30)
    • Level 30: Deals 440% damage 4 times on up to 6 enemies with a 30% chance to blind them for 10 seconds.

Cygnus Knights Effect

  • Maple Warrior Maple Warrior has been renamed to Cygnus Knights Cygnus Knights: effect has been renewed, this skill is now acquired through a quest and does not require Mastery Books
  • Soul Assault Soul Assault: damage has been decreased from 417% to 320%, number of hits has been increased from 4 to 6, blind chance has been decreased from 40% to 20%, blind duration has been decreased from 100 seconds to 10 seconds
  • Stance Stance: Stance has been increased from 95% to 100%, effect is now passive
  • Advanced Soul Shield Advanced Soul Shield: in addition to existing effects, Advanced Soul Shield now reduces the damage of % HP attacks by 10%
  • Combat Mastery Combat Mastery: in addition to existing effects, Combat Mastery now increases your damage on stunned, blinded, or frozen enemies by 30%
  • Soul Rage Soul Rage: cast delay has been removed
  • Shining Blast REMOVED! Shining Blast

Hyper

  • Shining Cross - Reinforce NEW! Shining Cross – Reinforce: Shining Cross’ damage is increased by 20%. [required level: 149]

Shining Cross - Install Effect

  • Shining Cross - Install NEW! Shining Cross – Install: After using Shining Cross, install a cross which deals 130% 2 times on up to 6 enemies damage every 0.8 seconds for 5 seconds. The cross has a 100% chance to blind enemies it hits for 10 seconds, reducing their accuracy by 30%. [required level: 168]
  • Shining Cross - Bonus Attack NEW! Shining Cross – Bonus Attack: Shining Cross’ number of hits is increased by 1. [required level: 189]
  • Sacred Cube Sacred Cube: attack boost has been removed, duration has been decreased from 180 seconds to 30 seconds, now gives 10% damage and causes Royal Guard’s first guard to always succeed, cooldown of 210 seconds has been added
  • Deadly Charge Deadly Charge: damage has been decreased from 1000% to 600%, number of hits has been increased from 8 to 10, buff duration has been decreased from 30 seconds to 15 seconds, cooldown has been decreased from 90 seconds to 30 seconds
  • Shining Blast - Reinforce REMOVED! Shining Blast – Reinforce
  • Shining Blast - Extra Target REMOVED! Shining Blast – Extra Target
  • Shining Blast - Bonus Attack REMOVED! Shining Blast – Bonus Attack

Soul Master

After removing Soul Master’s ability to ignore elemental resistances, their damage became very low. Therefore, we have increased some of their numbers.

  • Falling Moon Effect Falling Moon: damage has been increased from 55% to 60%, cast delay has been removed
  • Rising Sun Rising Sun: damage boost has been increased from 20% to 35%, cast delay has been removed
  • Unforeseeable Unforeseeable: in addition to existing effects, Unforeseeable now increases your damage to bosses by 15%

Flame Wizard

After the last test server patch, Flame Wizard’s damage became very low due to the changes to Orbital Flame. To fix this, we have changed around Orbital Flame’s Hyper skills.

  • Born Phoenix Born Phoenix: duration has been increased from 600 seconds to 1800 seconds, cooldown has been increased from 1200 seconds to 1800 seconds (cooldown is now the same at all levels), HP healed has been increased from 20% to 50%
  • Orbital Flame - Reinforce Orbital Flame – Reinforce has been changed to Orbital Flame – Add Range: Orbital Flame’s range is increased by 100. [required level: 149]
  • Orbital Flame - Ignore Guard Orbital Flame – Ignore Guard: level requirement has been decreased from level 183 to level 162
  •  Orbital Flame – Add Range has been changed to Orbital Flame - Split Attack Orbital Flame – Split Attack: Orbital Flame’s damage is decreased to 215%, number of hits is increased by 1. [required level: 183]

Wind Breaker

After removing Wind Breaker’s ability to ignore elemental resistances, their damage became very low. Therefore, we have increased some of their numbers.

  • Trifling Whim III Trifling Whim III: activation chance has been increased from 40% to 50%, enhanced activation chance has been increased from 15% to 20%
  • Bow Expert Bow Expert: boss damage boost has been increased from 35% to 40%
  • Sky's Song Sky’s Song: damage boost when hitting one enemy has been increased from 10% to 15%
  • Heaven's Song - Boss Killer Sky’s Song – Boss Killer: boss damage boost has been increased from 20% to 30%

Night Walker

After reducing Night Walker’s resistance to statuses and elements in the last test server patch, we found it to be too much of a change so we have increased it slightly.

  • Siphon Vitality - Imbue Body Siphon Vitality – Imbue Body: resistance to statuses and elements boost per stack has been increased from 1% to 2%

Striker

Striker’s combat pattern had many inconveniences associated with its various buffs. Without changing the pattern, we fixed some of these annoyances.

  • Element Lightning Element: Lightning: Thunder buffs can no longer be debuffed
  • Typhoon Typhoon: this skill can no longer be debuffed
  • Electric Charge Electric Charge: in addition to existing effects, when you use Thunder buffs, this skill’s cooldown will be decreased by 6 seconds

Aran

In the last test server patch, Aran’s utility skills were still under par so we buffed some of them.

  • Combo Drain Combo Drain: HP healed has been decreased from 4% to 2%
  • Final Charge Final Charge: this skill will now move you even if there are no monsters
  • Final Toss Final Toss: jump height has been increased
  • Combo Tempest Combo Tempest: command has been removed
  • Beyonder Beyonder: 1st attack’s number of hits has been increased from 5 to 6, while casting Beyonder you cannot be knocked back by monsters
  • Combo Unlimited Combo Unlimited: in addition to existing effects, Combo Unlimited now gives 10% damage

Evan

Like other resurrection skills, we increased Soul Stone’s cooldown.

  • Soul Stone Soul Stone: cooldown has been increased from 360 seconds to 900 seconds

Phantom

Like other Drain skills, we updated Phantom’s to use your maximum HP. And like other resurrection skills, we increased the cooldown of Luck of Phantom Thief.

  • Judgement Judgement: Drain Card’s HP healed has been changed from damage done to monsters to 1% of your maximum HP
  • Luck of Phantom Thief Luck of Phantom Thief: cooldown has been increased from 600 seconds to 1800 seconds, this skill is no longer affected by cooldown resets
  • Ultimate Drive Ultimate Drive: attack delay has been increased from 120ms to 130ms
  • Rose Carte Finale Rose Carte Finale: explosion damage no longer activates Damage Reflect

EunWol

In order to make Bomb Punch more effective, we have increased its damage.

  • Bomb Punch Bomb Punch: first hit’s damage has been increased from 260% to 300%, second hit’s damage has been increased from 270% to 310%, third hit’s damage has been increased from 280% to 320%, fourth hit’s damage has been increased from 300% to 350%

Demon Slayer

After increasing Cerberus’ cooldown, Demon Slayers found it hard to keep their Demon Force up. Therefore, we have reduced the range of Cerberus but decreased its cooldown. We have also changed Demon Jump’s commands back to how they were before. In order to create a more diverse combat patter, we have made some other adjustments.

  • Demon Jump Demon Jump: commands have been changed back to what they were originally
  • Demon Trace Demon Trace: Force consumption has been increased from 10 to 20, cast delay has been increased from 600ms to 750ms
  • Devil Cry Devil Cry: debuff duration has been increased from 15 seconds to 20 seconds, cooldown has been decreased from 16 seconds to 14 seconds, cooldown reduction if Infinity Force is used has been decreased from 8 seconds to 7 seconds
  • Vampiric Touch Vampiric Touch: maximum heal at one time has been decreased from 50% of your maximum HP to 15% of your maximum HP, cooldown between heals has been decreased from 15 seconds to 5 seconds
  • Cerberus Cerberus: attack range has been decreased, cooldown has been decreased from 10 seconds to 5 seconds
  • Will of Liberty Will of Liberty: Force consumption has been decreased from 50 to 10

Demon Avenger

An error where your stats were not being increased by additional HP has been fixed.

  • Demon Jump Demon Jump: commands have been changed back to what they were originally
  • Blood Contract Blood Contract: error where stats were not being increased by additional HP from equipment or skills has been fixed
  • Execution Exceed: Execution: defense ignored has been increased from 15% to 30%

Battle Mage

The delays for all on/off skills have been removed.

  • Battle Rage Battle Rage: cast delay has been removed

Wild Hunter

Wild Hunter’s damage was reduced through the last test server patch changes but it still had a high number of attacks per second. We have slightly reduced that by decreasing the number of hits on secondary attack skills.

  • Claw Cut Claw Cut: HP healed has been decreased from 10% to 7%
  • Assistant Hunting Unit Assistant Hunting Unit: duration has been increased from 28 seconds to 31 seconds, attack time period has been decreased from 4 seconds to 3 seconds
  • Drill Container Drill Container: cooldown has been increased from 25 seconds to 30 seconds

Mechanic

We reduced Mechanic’s damage in the last test server patch but it is still too high so we have reduced Massive Fire: IRON-B’s number of hits. We also reduced the delays of a couple of skills we missed.

  • Over Tuning Overtuning: now has a cooldown of 90 seconds
  • Lucky Dice Lucky Dice: cast delay has been decreased from 1500ms to 990ms
  • Massive Fire IRON-B Massive Fire: IRON-B: damage has been decreased from 295% to 285%, number of hits has been decreased from 7 to 6
  • Double Lucky Dice Double Lucky Dice: cast delay has been decreased from 1500ms to 990ms

Zero

After the last test server patch, Zero’s Time Holding’s ability to reset skill cooldowns became ineffective so Time Distortion and Shadow Rain can once again be reset. Their damage and utility are still high so we have made a few more changes to slightly reduce them.

  • Rapid Time (Detect) Rapid Time – Detect: critical chance per stack has been decreased from 3% to 2%
  • Time Distortion Time Distortion: cooldown has been decreased to 240 seconds, this skill can once again be affected by cooldown resets
  • Shadow Rain Shadow Rain: Beta’s damage has been decreased from 1800% to 1400%, cooldown has been increased to 300 seconds, this skill can once again be affected by cooldown resets
  • Divine Leer Divine Leer: HP healed has been decreased from 10% to 5%, DoT damage duration has been decreased from 15 seconds to 10 seconds
  • Immune Barrier Immune Barrier: duration has been decreased from 15 seconds to 5 seconds
  • Critical Bind Critical Bind: monsters’ resistance time has been increased from 15 seconds to 20 seconds
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  1. Anonymous
    June 12, 2015 at 6:42 pm

    lol

    • EMAN
      June 13, 2015 at 12:23 am

      Soul Masters are reborn, and wow Eunwol’s Bomb Punch is hella strong now. 360ms from the original 480ms, and stronger damage too.

    • June 13, 2015 at 8:16 am

      Something wrong for BowMaster???? Why change time of Arrow Blasted 30s to 15s and appear cooldown? It means we have to wait until 30s, just used the skill……. Terrible news for Bowmaster man. T.T

      • Anonymous
        June 13, 2015 at 9:32 am

        I know your felling man, the time they changed Arrow
        blaster to 3rd job, I was crying so bad for like a week.
        :3. My main was Phantom.

        • Anonymous
          June 13, 2015 at 2:46 pm

          Your argument is invalid. Rip off classes don’t matter.

  2. Anonymous
    June 12, 2015 at 6:47 pm

    cant believe it

  3. CherryTigers
    June 12, 2015 at 7:18 pm

    I wanted atk speed +1 for my FP mage. Looks like I’m gonna get atk speed -1 instead. Thanks, Nixon.

    • Anonymous
      June 13, 2015 at 12:23 am

      rekt

    • Anonymous
      June 13, 2015 at 2:45 pm

      Get REKT lmao

    • James
      June 15, 2015 at 7:29 pm

      REKTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT

  4. Anonymous
    June 12, 2015 at 7:25 pm

    typo on arch mage I/L lol “duration has been increased from 600 seconds to 240 seconds”

  5. AyeMaple
    June 12, 2015 at 7:27 pm

    typo on archmage I/L lol “duration has been increased from 600 seconds to 240 seconds”

    • Max
      June 12, 2015 at 7:55 pm

      Fixed, thanks!

  6. Anonymous
    June 12, 2015 at 7:48 pm

    Typo: “Magic Booster: duration has been —decreased— from 200 seconds to 240 seconds, cast delay has been decreased from 1500ms to 99ms”

    • Max
      June 12, 2015 at 7:55 pm

      Fixed, thanks!

  7. EMAN
    June 12, 2015 at 7:55 pm

    Still a GG to a majority to classes, especially NW lol

  8. Teo
    June 12, 2015 at 8:17 pm

    Take your time max 🙂 did a great job perhaps

  9. Anonymous
    June 12, 2015 at 8:38 pm

    Max, could you test if bm’s turret still procs AFA when you have time? Thanks 😀

    • Max
      June 13, 2015 at 1:15 am

      I’ll check it out tomorrow, going to sleep now x_x

      • Anonymous
        June 13, 2015 at 9:52 am

        Thanks 🙂

        • Max
          June 13, 2015 at 2:33 pm

          Yep, it still procs AFA!

  10. Sean
    June 12, 2015 at 8:45 pm

    Please tell me they’re going to modernize Aran and Evan…

    • Philthy
      June 12, 2015 at 9:27 pm

      they did, check part 1.

      • Anonymous
        June 13, 2015 at 12:28 am

        revamp/modernization =/= buff
        arans sure had a gameplay improvement but evans are still horrible

        • Anonymous
          June 14, 2015 at 12:14 am

          They still ruined arans original comboing idea of linking skills. Still no Overswing to Final Blow to Beyonder

          • Anonymous
            June 15, 2015 at 5:13 am

            I missed Arans linking :c OS+ FB + BB!

          • Anonymous
            June 16, 2015 at 10:50 am

            i couldnt give a shit about aran’s combos… that fucking class caused nerve damage on my fingers…

          • Dark Evan
            June 16, 2015 at 8:33 pm

            You still got Final Blow to Beyonder, idiot -_-

  11. sirius16
    June 12, 2015 at 8:59 pm

    They said the biggest summer update I said, “Bitch where?” they said Reboot, I said “Bitch, where?”

    But, seriousl,y if that’s all they have planned for Reboot, then Tempest and Big Bang still tie for the crown as the biggest summer updates

  12. Anonymous
    June 12, 2015 at 9:19 pm

    you know what the already slow buccs need? less buff duration.

    • Anonymous
      June 12, 2015 at 9:32 pm

      New animations and less useless skills too.

  13. June 12, 2015 at 9:27 pm

    Still waiting for Night Walker 😄 The patchnotes seem to be very vague about them 😄

    • Anonymous
      June 12, 2015 at 9:36 pm

      ? They’re not even in list

    • Anonymous
      June 12, 2015 at 9:37 pm

      Rip

      • June 12, 2015 at 10:17 pm

        Night Walkers are on the list in the kMST Website I think Max missed it since it was quite short.
        “나이트워커

        나이트워커는 이전 테스트 서버 업데이트에서 상태 이상 내성이 지나칠 정도로 하향되어 이를 소폭 상향하였습니다.

        6/4 테스트 서버 업데이트에서 변경된 스킬 추가 변경 사항

        [사이펀 바이탈리티-임뷰 바디] : 중첩 당 상태이상 내성 증가량이 증가되었습니다.”
        The site is too vague and I think max is going ingame to get the changes since the site doesnt state how much was reduced/increased

        • Max
          June 12, 2015 at 10:37 pm

          Yeah I missed it, my bad!

  14. Anonymous
    June 12, 2015 at 9:30 pm

    Max, wheres the KMS update notes? Kind of want to see for them myself…

  15. Anonymous
    June 12, 2015 at 9:38 pm

    What kind of dual blade buff was that? Removing the final cut buff was one of the worst things they have done to dual blades in a long time! We are already outclassed by other classes do they want us to be dragged down into the mud?

    • Anonymous
      June 12, 2015 at 9:45 pm

      EDIT:Waaaaay more wrong than I thought, its still a buff >_<

    • ggez
      June 13, 2015 at 5:48 pm

      I believe it is a huge nerf since if the monsters you debuffed died then you get no buff

      • Wallace
        June 14, 2015 at 6:35 pm

        I cant see any nerfs happening around DB though , Imo , its quite a buff since u dont need to charge ur final cut to the maximum to unlock the full potential of the final cut’s dmg boost.

  16. Anonymous
    June 12, 2015 at 9:43 pm

    KMS 1.2.237 ???????

  17. June 12, 2015 at 9:44 pm

    KMS 1.2.237 ????

    • Max
      June 12, 2015 at 10:36 pm

      It was just some lame events, I can make a post about it this weekend sometime.

      • Anonymous
        June 12, 2015 at 11:53 pm

        Or you could put them here but that’ll make a huge post.

        • Max
          June 12, 2015 at 11:55 pm

          Yeah I like to keep KMS and KMST separate because in the past it caused some confusion and its just sorta weird

  18. Anonymous
    June 12, 2015 at 10:17 pm

    Shadow partner got no delay reduced?

  19. Xsgmy
    June 12, 2015 at 10:18 pm

    are these further changes to the last post? or those didnt go and these are new?

    • Max
      June 12, 2015 at 10:37 pm

      Further changes

  20. Anonymous
    June 12, 2015 at 10:22 pm

    Are there going to be any changes tested for Night Walkers?

    • Max
      June 13, 2015 at 1:15 am

      There was one

  21. EMAN
    June 12, 2015 at 10:53 pm

    The Pirate reductions are pretty good… Full Map Attacks for Thieves and pirates have a significiant cast delay decrease to a measly 990ms! Wow that’s gonna be fast.

  22. SadBishop [MapleSEA]
    June 12, 2015 at 11:01 pm

    Hi Max Please advice. What job should I play since Demon avenger Mechanic and BISHOP has been nerf so badly. My bishop lvl 200 is my main but now so many cooldowns and angel ray now sucks. I have demon avenger 170 but now I heard the Execution can only hit 2 mobs then how do we boss or mobs?

    I was happy with the new Mech until it became 500% to 350%
    Max please feedback to korea nexon. Why do they keep nerfing adventurers? DK dont get nerf at all. But WTF Bishop has only so few skills for attack yet they nerf dispel heal
    So Luminous is the new bishop? He has heal too. Max pls reply me at TSVHammerhead@gmail.com Please I am quite sad.

    It is 2 things
    1.Prepraing for 5th jobs which is why reduce lots of skills and now all jobs max 4th job sp at 140 plus 4th job is 100lvl

    2.MAKES WE ALL QUIT SO MAPLE 2 CAN HAVE NEW PLAYERS.

    3.Half Life 3 Confirmed.

  23. Anonymous
    June 13, 2015 at 12:01 am

    Wait…. “Aran’s utility skills are still under par so we buffed some of them” but they nerfed combo drain even further! We have lowest hp amongst warriors in the game already and now our drain becomes 2% max hp…. gg Aran survivability

  24. Anonymous
    June 13, 2015 at 12:09 am

    They added the cooldown back to mechanics overtuning?
    Why?

    • Max
      June 13, 2015 at 12:39 am

      Yep, it’s sort of weird though because it doesn’t show up in the skill description so I think it might be a mistake.

  25. Harn
    June 13, 2015 at 12:32 am

    Lumi … lumi … I still hope for some attack speed for reflection or at least increase %dmg on its skill T___T

    • stupid nexon
      June 14, 2015 at 9:17 am

      lol are you serious? you still expect something to be increased after seeing both this and the last test patch? you do realize that this is in addition to the last patch right?

      • Harn
        June 14, 2015 at 2:54 pm

        Well I mean because this IS the KMS version which their luminous are stronger so that’s why they don’t buff anything. But when it comes to GMS, they are still the same since the releasing of luminous. That’s why I said to have their relfection faster or increase in dmg. Do you not know GMS luminous are weakers as in bossing ? If GMS would use the KMS version for luminous they would be doing fine with other jobs. That’s why KMS didn’t buff shiz lool

  26. Anonymous
    June 13, 2015 at 12:42 am

    Do you think there will be more updates in KMSt before official or they usually make two updates then straight to KMS?

    • Max
      June 13, 2015 at 1:16 am

      Not sure but I think there will be at least one more!

  27. Young
    June 13, 2015 at 12:48 am

    Corsair buffs 👏👏🎉🎉

  28. Harn
    June 13, 2015 at 1:05 am

    Hi Max will there be another job balancing or this is the end ? (2 parts total )

    • Max
      June 13, 2015 at 1:16 am

      Not sure but I think there will be at least one more!

      • Harn
        June 13, 2015 at 1:51 am

        Oh really looking forward

  29. Anonymous
    June 13, 2015 at 1:33 am

    A Korean friend told me there was some fix to Hero’s crit damage calculations, but I don’t see it on your list. Did he misunderstand the Chance Attack fix, or did you miss that change in the mass of other changes?

    • Max
      June 13, 2015 at 1:37 am

      I looked at the patch notes again and there’s nothing about Hero’s critical damage. It might be related to the Chance Attack changes though!

  30. Anonymous
    June 13, 2015 at 1:50 am

    Oh baby that cannon attack speed

  31. MapleSEA Player
    June 13, 2015 at 2:03 am

    Hi Max if this patch comes to Maplesea many people will quit. Right now only channel 1 and 2 is full. The bloody problem is Nexon seems to hate MECH alot. Nerf until like this? Demon mob skill only hits 2 mobs so how do we mob? Plus bishop too. And LOOK even ZERO with nerfs the skills can still hit 500% dmg WTF MAN NEXON.

    Max seriously are those players in KMS happy about this?

    If 5th job testing is on the way then 4th job nerfs are acceptable but wtf we are still in 4th job worldwide how do we even attack now

    • stupid nexon
      June 13, 2015 at 5:44 pm

      there is no 5th job -_- why do people think that it exists?

      • Gordon James
        June 14, 2015 at 6:35 am

        CooL Story Bro No 5th job? Dude lvl 140 we are maxed 4th jobs now we have all the way till 250

        LOOK HERE At the 5th job section it says soon

        Zero (Job)
        Transcendent[4] Yes No
        Sengoku (Job)
        Hayato (Warrior) & Kanna (Magician) No YesMS Maple Leaf Icon.png No Yes No
        Special Classes (Job)
        Jett (Pirate) & Dragon Warrior/ZEN (Pirate) No Jett Dragon Warrior MS Maple Leaf Icon.png Both Jett and Dragon Warrior MS Maple Leaf Icon.png ZEN JettMS Maple Leaf Icon.png July 1 No
        Beast Tamer (Job)
        Child of the Forest No Yes No Yes No No
        Mihile (Job)
        Warrior Chief Cygnus Knight Class Yes[5] No Yes [5] No
        Job Advancement Level Adjustment[6] Yes No
        Hyper Skills
        Skills that enhance current skills[7] Yes No
        Level Cap Increase
        Level cap increased to 250 Yes No
        5th Job Advancement[8] LOOK HERE <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
        Soon No No No No No No No
        Raised Stat Cap
        More than 999 AP in one stat is possible Yes No

        Taken from here

        http://strategywiki.org/wiki/MapleStory/Availability#Notes

        I also went to Meet the developers of Maple at Singapore Library sometime back in 2013
        They all were here. We asked if there was a 5th job and lvl 250 they said 250 is possible. and 5th job will surely come if there is a lvl raise. Look at the link I posted

        http://strategywiki.org/wiki/MapleStory/Availability#Notes

        • the guy that knows everything
          June 15, 2015 at 2:38 pm

          how many years ago was that posted?

    • Whaddict
      June 13, 2015 at 6:53 pm

      If u really love the job, then stop complaining about nerfs and stuff. Pretty sure nexon has collected enough data to justify the “nerfs”. Look they even provided explanations on why they adjusted some skills. As a wild hunter in mseamyself, i was abit disappointed that anothef bite was nerfed quite badly, but in truth it was too op, and a nerf was neccesary to keep the game in balance. I wouldnt just quit because of a nerf or whatnot, thats just being a bandwagoner or rage quitter

      • asdfghjklfgsk
        June 14, 2015 at 9:11 am

        ROFL bishops r too op plz nerf? /s wow damm but really i loved the time where bishops where actually needed in party bosses.

        But now everyone and their grandmother has some good form of resistance and heal; we step back and ask ourselves. what exactly do we provide then?

        If we really love the job we’d at least know what we’re arguing about. The first round of nerfs were Ok for me but now the healing is approximately 6 times slower on Angel ray so don’t give me shit that your love for your class can overpower that.

      • stupid nexon
        June 14, 2015 at 9:24 am

        ahahahahahahahahaha your in the fifth stage of grief ahahahahahahahahaha ACCEPTANCE( the five stages of grief deals with the lost of a love one btw) i do not give a flying fuck about their explainations i play the class i know every bit of it and how it should be used and what could be done to make it more efficient but this goes completely against it. they are actually ruining the game plan an simple if their mythical 5th job doesnt come out by the end of the year maples community will surely be cut in half if not by 80%

  32. WZLEE
    June 13, 2015 at 2:13 am

    Sigh…..I am still waiting Illusion Step for Marksman so that the DEX increase would be the same as Bowmasters(*coughs*80 DEX*COUGH) =( Good thing that we can spam snipe at earlier levels though. =)

  33. A Lonely Phantom
    June 13, 2015 at 2:19 am

    Someone exlain to me about phantom’s ultimate drive.

    Intially it was 0.18 seconds 180ms per 2 line to come out.
    Then they changed it to 0.12 seconds 120ms per 2 line to come out
    And now they said they increase the attack speed to 0.13? Meaning dps will be 0.01 seconds slower? Sounds like a decrease in attack speed to me.

    Also lol 0.01 seconds differents wtf is the point of that

    • You're not the only lonely phantom
      June 13, 2015 at 5:59 pm

      Adding one 1/100 of a second to the time between hits knocks off about 8% of the damage that it would have been doing

    • Max
      June 14, 2015 at 12:32 pm

      Yeah my wording was a bit off, I fixed it now.

  34. Sevenz
    June 13, 2015 at 3:06 am

    All of these’s proofed that Nexon don’t even give a f*** about any complains lol

    Good luck with your stupid summer update then Nexon….

  35. Corn
    June 13, 2015 at 3:15 am

    Does removing the command for combo tempest for arans mean that they could now use combo fenrir/smash without it turning into combo tempest because of the combo count? I hope so. I think combo fenrir is such a cool skill but I hate how it turns into combo tempest which makes it so that you can’t use it

  36. Anonymous
    June 13, 2015 at 3:17 am

    Are these changes mentioned added to the changes from the previous post, or are they completely different? Because in the last post a lot of changes were made to Night Walkers and in this one it only mentions something about Vitality Siphon. 😮

    • Max
      June 13, 2015 at 1:14 pm

      They are additional changes

  37. vincent
    June 13, 2015 at 4:24 am

    can you please explain phantom’s
    ultimate drive attack speed increase? in the previous update it was increased from 180 ms to 120 ms. what exactly
    is .12 seconds and how is .13 seconds faster than that? numbers in milliseconds would be most
    helpful

    • Max
      June 13, 2015 at 1:14 pm

      They made it slower by 0.01 seconds for whatever reason.
      It went from 120ms -> 130ms.

      • Anonymous
        June 14, 2015 at 12:21 am

        This is strange as Maplestory uses intervals of 30ms for buff and attack delays…

  38. Anonymous
    June 13, 2015 at 5:57 am

    So are dual blades official the worst yet?

  39. Anonymous
    June 13, 2015 at 6:23 am

    could this be the 5th job’s preparation?

    • Anonymous
      June 13, 2015 at 2:49 pm

      Dont get your hopes up, I say Nexon is atleast 2 years away from actually doing 5th job.

      • stupid nexon
        June 13, 2015 at 5:41 pm

        i say nexon is a year away from killing maplestory entirely

  40. ss
    June 13, 2015 at 8:12 am

    whats a point of decreasing durations to 200sec onwarrioarbuffs

    they should just up the rest to 300 instead

  41. Anonymous
    June 13, 2015 at 8:51 am

    WTF FINAL CUT NERFED TO HELL

  42. Anonymous
    June 13, 2015 at 8:53 am

    BLOODLY HELL NO MORE 100% STANCE FOR MAGES

  43. Anonymous
    June 13, 2015 at 9:14 am

    mercedes so weak, nexon didn’t need to nerf any skills on it so far… not sure if happy good thing or just a sad class the mix emotions..

    • Anonymous
      June 13, 2015 at 1:12 pm

      Mercedes is perfectly fine after Mechanical Grave patch, it’s better if they dont touch them at all since all the other classes are getting nerfed down the same level.

  44. Littlegeek
    June 13, 2015 at 10:30 am

    Does Mikhail/Mihile’s fancy new Royal Guard skill work against %HP attacks? If no, meh, best zak killer. If yes, WHOA. HAHAHAHA SCREW YOU MAGNUS. Really though, a Mikhail rework is surprising and appreciated.

  45. Anonymous
    June 13, 2015 at 11:53 am

    Hey max, Do you think the Zero will be available when Maple Reboot is out?

    • Max
      June 13, 2015 at 1:15 pm

      I’m not sure, I think maybe since they’re getting so many changes?

  46. Efram
    June 13, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    Since Archer Mastery has been changed does that mean Soul Arrow will have it’s effect of infinite arrows back?

    • Max
      June 13, 2015 at 2:31 pm

      Yes it does, but it’s glitched right now and you need to have arrows in your inventory to use any skills lol.

  47. Blue
    June 13, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    good changes to mihile but sacred cube is a bad change please revert it to how it was before

  48. Knite0
    June 13, 2015 at 4:22 pm

    seriously unfair mech nerfs. boooo!

  49. stupid nexon
    June 13, 2015 at 5:38 pm

    lol nexon your still fucking up smh nexon will never get it right they should just forget this entire thing, because they are just making it worse for some other Classes. Why change the cast delays on the BaMs skills but still fuck us hard by leaving us with no ranged attack, low dmg % moderate atk speed, a passive skill so annoying it stops you from being able to teleport when it auto casts and it having a long wait period before it attacks(Reaper), then the 13 second cd on sweeping staff wasnt removed 0.o wtf they think that is a good change? or is it because of after the revamp people stopped playing the class and even after this patch came to the test server people didnt play them cuz they knew nexon was only shitting on them more? there are so many questions i am not looking forward to any more updates from nexon and i will not comment anymore either fuck i quit seriously my fav class was destroyed in its own revamp and now this -_- im fed up with nexon and ill save my money by playing elder scrolls online bye bye maple

    and fuck you nexon

  50. Anonymous
    June 13, 2015 at 6:25 pm

    LOL, what’s up with the 5 seconds CD on Meso Explosion. That shitty skill most people never use anyway. Is Max leaving out some details?

    • June 15, 2015 at 11:00 am

      Actually Max even gave us specifics because if you check the kMSt page, the patch just vaguely says This increase that decrease animation time lower but no exact time.

  51. Haha
    June 13, 2015 at 8:07 pm

    tbh, they need to change damage and speed more than they need to mess with cool downs.. this change seems to have done most of what they did last time.. that being said it is an improvement

    • Haha
      June 13, 2015 at 8:08 pm

      undone* and they pretty much rekt time leap’s purpose and I don’t even like Bucc..

  52. Anony
    June 13, 2015 at 9:29 pm

    I am okay with Bowmaster’s buff.(Though I am hoping that there is no cooldown on arrow blaster, or the cooldown that is at most AS LONG AS the duration. I don’t mind having less damage on arrow platter for short cooldown. Maybe revert to original 125% damage, but shorter cooldown.)
    Drain arrow cannot be helped since it is the trend to make every recovery skill become %hp recovery instead of hp based on damage.
    Anyway, what does armor piercing really do?

  53. Mapler
    June 13, 2015 at 10:21 pm

    Seriously? Why nerf Bishop? They were meant to be support classes and now you are putting cooldowns on heal and killing angel ray? Good job nexon for destroying a support class… Might as well quit if this patch happens to GMS.

  54. jtxmisc
    June 14, 2015 at 1:17 am

    info yang sangat menarik, sepertinya harus dicoba 🙂 , Affleck

  55. Jack
    June 14, 2015 at 1:31 am

    Hey Max, I’m not sure if your explanation for Final Cut for Dual Blades are correct. In Korean, it says:
    [파이널 컷] : 차지 시간과 관계없이 데미지 증가량이 최대로 증가하고 공격 적중 시가 아닌
    사용 시 데미지가 증가하게 변경되었습니다. 스킬 설명 텍스트가 실제 스킬에 맞게 수정되었습니다.
    There is no mention of putting a debuff on monsters… I feel that it’s a great nerf when leveling up because the damage buff will be only used on certain monsters and not applied to all, but the dualies patch was done as a buff. Could you double check? Thanks 😀

    • Jack
      June 14, 2015 at 1:31 am

      explanations*

    • Max
      June 14, 2015 at 12:47 pm

      Ahh my bad, you’re correct! The only thing they changed about Final Cut was that you don’t need to charge it fully for the damage buff now! I fixed it now 😡

      • Gabay
        June 15, 2015 at 2:03 pm

        Hey, Do you know if Buff Duration still affect the skill? Some romurs says that it no longer working, and the only way now to get unlimited Final Cut is to use Sudden Raid. As a phantom I would like to know :$

  56. Anonymous
    June 14, 2015 at 2:08 am

    Whoa, a Mikhail revamp, that’s actually amazing, especially considering amidst some of these nerfs ^^

    Really, That new guard skill reminds me of smash bros and that’s amazing.

  57. Some Faggot
    June 14, 2015 at 3:29 am

    Mikhail revamp, there goes one of the last jobs with lasers. I think Buccs are the only ones left. Anyway, these changes aren’t as horrendous as the last one though they’re still not great. Paladin got its Blast back so that’s nice. Corsair buffs are nice but I’m disappointed that dice is the only buff that’s getting equalized. Crew still lasts a minute less than everything else and Octo cannon is still only thirty seconds. And all my mains are, not only still complete shite but two of them got even worse… Fifth job better be fucking amazing to make up for these changes.

    Also, you should probably change the text on Phantom’s Mille Aiguilles to “attack speed [DELAY] has been increased from 0.12 seconds to 0.13 seconds” since the attack speed actually got lower.

    • stupid nexon
      June 14, 2015 at 9:29 am

      i think you guys are forgetting that this is in addition to the last patch

      • Some Faggot
        June 14, 2015 at 11:27 am

        No one’s forgetting that.

    • Max
      June 14, 2015 at 12:48 pm

      Yeah you’re right, my wording is a bit weird, I’ll change it now!

  58. Anonymous
    June 14, 2015 at 4:07 am

    It’s about time Aran got stronger, but was hoping for job revamp D:

  59. Gordon James
    June 14, 2015 at 6:38 am

    Hey Max I think you should see this. Look at the maple road map from strategy wiki

    http://strategywiki.org/wiki/MapleStory/Availability#Notes

    Look at JOBS and see 5th job it says Soon

    So I hope this is real and can stop many people from saying 5th jobs wont come It will even if its 5 years

    Hints :

    Lvl cap 250

    All 4th Job skills can be maxed at 140

    Reboot Revamp to prepare for 5th job skills.

    Nerf 3rd and 4th job skill so 5th is stronger.

    All this are the hints does no one get it?

    • Anonymous
      June 14, 2015 at 9:25 am

      yea lol that’s what i was thinking

    • stupid nexon
      June 14, 2015 at 9:36 am

      yea nerf 3rd and 4th job so that you cant properly train anymore and to make some of the skills some bit useful? lol look at this they did the same shit to BaMs in their revamp/devamp lets look at it BaMs only use 1 aura dark aura the other auras make 0 sense now when im bossing i dont even use sweeping staff becasuse of its CD its almost irrelevant being as i forget about it, the attack speed is so slow now that eve after adding decent speed infusion and attack speed +1 to my inner ability its slow ass fuck, the attack range for finishing blow is so short when im fighting gollux i can almost fall into the pores on his face, the damage is so low that even with 280% boss dmg, 92% pdr and 2mil-2mil range i still cant hit max dmg on him with finishing blow, and let us not talk about what is needed to make BaMs get to 2mil-2mil range -_-

    • Dur~
      June 14, 2015 at 12:46 pm

      5th job was announced 2 years ago, when Zero first came out. But, we haven’t heard any talks about it for a very long time. If this is the case, hopefully all the skills that were nerfed are justified by them being replaced by better ones on the next tier.

    • Max
      June 14, 2015 at 12:50 pm

      Wikis can be edited by anyone, they’re not a reliable source for upcoming updates.

      That being said, 5th job is probably in development and has been since they announced it. it’s a ton of work for Nexon now that we have 30+ jobs and each of them needs their own unique skills and animations, not to mention a new area and story line together with balancing issues. Everyone should just be patient 🙂

      • the guy that knows everything
        June 15, 2015 at 2:41 pm

        but max if they would at least give us a little information or even a little assurance that 5th job is in the making we would at least not hate these updates/ changes to our play style / damage output

  60. June 14, 2015 at 5:28 pm

    Reboot….that word often does end very well…or am I thinking of movies and TV shows?
    Well this is good to know….I kind of want to star enhance beyond the point where you can get down ranked….I dont want to know what that mean so i stop at that point.

  61. Anonymous
    June 14, 2015 at 9:47 pm

    More nerfs to zero!yeah amazing nice job!
    They totally don’t need that 10% crit chance

    • Anonymous
      June 15, 2015 at 8:17 am

      Being the top one dps for two years and thought maple dev will let him to be top one for another ten years. Play another unpopular character then back to your zero. You will know the nerf comes too late compared to other jobs nerf.

      • Anonymous
        June 16, 2015 at 1:34 am

        top dps?
        have any zero actually cleared dorothy within 15min?
        don’t spew nonsense out of no where
        zero dps is nowhere close op bowmaster/phantom when everyone is capping.

  62. eldgal
    June 14, 2015 at 10:12 pm

    “this skill can no longer be debuffed” ? what’s that 😐 ?

    • Max
      June 15, 2015 at 12:04 am

      Like when Zakum uses that skill that makes all your buffs disappear

  63. Anonymous
    June 15, 2015 at 5:12 am

    Can Aran link there skills again… like Combo.. .-.

  64. hey oh
    June 15, 2015 at 6:46 am

    Since auras are on/off skills, were their delays removed too or only battle rage’s?

    • the guy that knows everything
      June 15, 2015 at 2:43 pm

      ALL! battle rage, all auras, dark lightning, little reaper

      • hey oh
        June 16, 2015 at 6:21 am

        Nice. Auras delay makes impossible switching auras while playing xD
        How do u know that their cd will be removed? 😛

  65. Li
    June 15, 2015 at 11:03 am

    Max, how to find the original text of this update to KMST?

  66. grumpy
    June 15, 2015 at 11:30 am

    mechs are still too strong, nerf them harder!!!

    also gtfo bishops and mages!! the door is over there —–>

    i guess it’s time for me to quit til maplestory 2 and play heave gunner there

    • the guy that knows everything
      June 15, 2015 at 2:44 pm

      lol and you believe after seeing what they are doing to maplestory they wont do the same to ms2?

  67. Anonymous
    June 15, 2015 at 12:35 pm

    emmm pallys

  68. Fyubi Bb yc
    June 15, 2015 at 4:45 pm

    Hi max, did u missed xenon? I can’t find it

    • Max
      June 15, 2015 at 6:29 pm

      Xenon did not receive any changes this patch

  69. Anonymous
    June 15, 2015 at 4:52 pm

    I kind of just wish that, battleship nautilus for the corsair/captain would just passively increase the damage of captains dignity by 30%, let’s make it happen nexon

  70. Person
    June 15, 2015 at 5:38 pm

    Demon Avenger seriously…Still mad about the stupid Execution nerf…

  71. zoi
    June 16, 2015 at 9:43 am

    Here is a method to get a verified maplestory2 korean nexon account or verify your existing maplestory2 korean nexon account https://www.obtgame.com/verified-maplestory-nexon-korean-account.html?ac=0

  72. Anonymous
    June 16, 2015 at 10:41 am

    wow srsly nexon.. first you nerf bowmaster’s turret’s att speed by what? 4-6 speeds nerfed fu nexon !!!! and now you even put a cooldown on wtf are you fucking dev’s thinking wtf :S ?????????? gues you guys dont play the game yourself, fuck you devteam!!!!!

  73. Anonymous
    June 16, 2015 at 10:44 am

    stop fucking touching bowmaster skills !!!!!!

  74. Anonymous
    June 16, 2015 at 10:46 am

    i dont fucking care about my dmg% being upped… that’s just shitty

    just stop nerfing all the att speed and putting cooldowns on every fucking skill

    fuck you nexon FUCK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  75. Anonymous
    June 16, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    rip mechs x.x

  76. Anonymous
    June 16, 2015 at 1:03 pm

    max ? please take this ^ anonymous guys words to the devteam!!!

    as a lvl 224 bowmaster im really upset with the 15second cooldown on the blaster turrets

    it takes away the whole efficiency of being a bowmaster since the att speed already got nerfed so hard that no player could get it back up by using the att speed inner ability+decent speed infusion+monster park extreme green potions

    please tell them to take away the cooldown of blaster turrets.. this is too big of a nerf to this class..

    nexon is giving bowmaster so much dmg% more.. but from being one of the best bossers in the game.. like it has always been since the beginning of maplestory, you just nerf the shit out of it to being probably the worst bosser

    again.. please take a note to nexon because a lot of players will quit the game with these nerfs

    and for god’s sake.. if you keep revamping the bossing arrow..here it’s called wound shot.. at least give it a bleeding effect like it should have according the skill name, or for EMS where it’s called binding shot.. actually give it a bind effect.. instead of only -60% hp recovery and -30%movement speed for the mob/boss that is hit with

    please.. just please

    • Anonymous
      June 16, 2015 at 1:06 pm

      i’d like to add.. that blaster turrets will practically be useless with the duration being decreased to 15seconds and the added 30 second cooldown

    • Tony
      June 16, 2015 at 5:50 pm

      cooldown should be same as duration or no cooldown at all. And I agree binding shot…barely any use except for cra clown. I doesnt even bind call it snail shot geez. I like the dmg increase but we’ll have to see how much difference that makes cause it takes 20k+ dex clean to even do caps for bowmaster which is hell compare to other jobs.

  77. Nate
    June 16, 2015 at 9:31 pm

    I love the changes to aran for the most part, yet the one thing they debuffed will make the aran class crash and burn. It is already a fairly underplayed classes but the mega debuff to combo drain to 2% of hp will cripple Aran’s survivability. Good luck at Future Perion and SDH,etc with arans low health. The change makes it impossible to heal quickly enough

  78. BaM
    June 17, 2015 at 4:13 pm

    Max, were aura delays removed too?

  79. Swag
    June 18, 2015 at 1:59 pm

    Shining Cross looks like Paladin’s Divine Ascension skill in Dragon Nest lol

  80. lolazen
    June 21, 2015 at 2:47 am

    WOW THEY NERF ZERO!!!!! HOW DARE THEYYYYYYY

  81. Anonymous
    June 21, 2015 at 8:06 pm

    WTF NEXON. Angel ray going from 90% heal>15% heal. First you put a cooldown on heal and dispel, now this! You basically destroyed bishops in terms of support and attacking! I hope you revert these changes back to normal as this is just gonna kill us. Take out the cooldowns and give our angel ray’s 90% healing back!

    Also give bishops more lines on Big Bang (like 6 lines) as they are complete crap as well as lowering cd on heavens door as 180 seconds is horrendously long. Lower it to 120 or 90 seconds please. I mained a Bishop on GMS and I am gonna be disappointed if these nerfs to bishops are finalized. Please change it back!

  82. Anonymous
    June 22, 2015 at 6:08 pm

    it’s gonna be a private server for me that does listen to their players and not fuck up
    every skill that brings efficiency to mobbing – grinding – farming

    SOMEONE REALLY LOOKING FOR FREE-TO-PLAY????

    GO PRIVATE

  83. June 22, 2015 at 7:39 pm

    “Assassinate: final attack’s damage has been decreased from 1320% to 700%,”
    WHATTT NOOO THIS IS A JOKE RIGHT!!! this skill is great for killing bosses.. why the hell they decreased the damage IN HALF :<
    I HOPE GMS WONT DO THAT!!!

  84. Luis
    July 30, 2015 at 9:44 am

    Damn nothing for mercedes grrr

  85. Anonymous
    November 8, 2015 at 4:15 pm

    …Mihile is getting buffed! FINALLY I ALWAYS WANTED TO MAKE ONE!

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