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kMSt ver. 1.2.020 – More Skill Changes & Boss Reward Changes!

September 17, 2015 Leave a comment Go to comments

Momiji Hill's Secret Field 1

A new test world patch has been released, containing (more) skill changes, boss reward changes, and Japan’s Sengoku Era world tour!

World Tour – Japan’s Sengoku Era

Momiji Hill's Secret Field 1

In Japan’s Sengoku Era, investigate Hiezan and stop Nohime’s ambitions. In Hiezan, you can transform into Japan’s MapleStory jobs: Hayato, Kanna, or Ayame, and try out their skills.

  • You can speak to Makoto in the World Tour map to enter Japan’s Sengoku Era world.
  • Inside Hiezan, you can choose to play as Hayato, Kanna, or Ayame.
  • Japan’s Sengoku Era will reward you with damage skins, effects, chairs, medals, and World Tour coins.
  • Japan’s Sengoku Era can be played until October 15.

Skill Changes

All Jobs

Certain errors which interfered with smooth play have been fixed.

  • Party buff skills: an error where you would not receive party buffs for a short period of time after reviving has been fixed
  • Final Attack skills: an error where skills with certain delays would lower Final Attack’s activation chance has been fixed
  • Final damage increasing passive skills: an error where unequipped items’ stat attack (damage range addition) would include final damage increasing passive skills has been fixed

Hero

We have increased Combo Force’s range and changed Shout to be more useful when hunting.

  • Combo Force Combo Force: range moved when using this skill with the down arrow key has been increased, however you will not charge up Combo when using the movement skill
  • Shout Shout: damage has been decreased from 380% to 200%, number of hits has been increased from 1 to 3, stun duration is now the same at all levels (6 seconds), a 10 second cooldown has been added, now when this skill is used with the down arrow key it will consume 2 Combo and will no longer stun but its attack range and number of hits will be increased to 6
  • Incising Incising: now passively increases Shout’s damage by 160%p
  • Advanced Final Attack - Bonus Chance Advanced Final Attack – Bonus Chance: activation rate boost has been increased from 10% to 15%

Paladin

To help improve hunting efficiency for lower levels, we have decreased the level requirement for a Hyper Skill.

  • Sanctuary - Cooltime Reduce Sanctuary – Cooltime Reduce: required level has been decreased from level 195 to 162

Archmage (F/P)

An error where Mist Eruption would decrease the DoT damage of Poison Mist has been fixed, and a few other complaints have been addressed.

  • Meteor Meteor: delay before you can use Teleport after using this skill has been decreased
  • Mist Eruption Mist Eruption: Poison MIst’s DoT damage boost has been increased from 240% to 300%
  • Fire Aura Fire Aura: MP consumed per second has been decreased from 150 MP to 100 MP

Archmage (I/L)

Depending on the content, you may want to change Teleport’s range.

  • Blizzard Blizzard: delay before you can use Teleport after using this skill has been decreased
  • Teleport Mastery - Add Range Teleport Mastery – Add Range: has been changed into an on/off skill

Bishop

In order to increase their damage and improve the efficiency of Bahamut, a new effect has been added.

  • Bahamut Bahamut: monsters attacked by Bahamut will now receive Bahamut’s Mark, all attacks other than Bahamut’s will have their final damage increased by 15%
  • Genesis Genesis: delay before you can use Teleport after using this skill has been decreased
  • Vengeance of Angel Vengeance of Angel: final damage boost has been increased from 15% to 25%

Bowmaster

Installing Arrow Platter at the correct angle is a very important skill to Bowmasters but its damage is also low. To help fix this, we will be adding the ability to install Arrow Platter at its max angles quickly and increase its damage.

  • Arrow Platter Arrow Platter: installed Arrow Platter’s damage has been decreased from 140% to 80%
  • Wounds Shot Wounds Shot: now passively increases installed Arrow Platter’s damage by 130%p
  • Bow Expert Bow Expert: now gives you the ability to use arrow keys when installing Arrow Platter to instantly choose the max angles (in other words, if you install Arrow Platter while holding the up key it will be installed automatically at the highest angle and if you install it while holding the down key it will be installed automatically at the lowest angle)

Marksman

To help improve hunting efficiency for lower levels, we have decreased the level requirement for a Hyper Skill.

  • Sniping - Cooltime Reduce Sniping – Cooltime Reduce: required level has been decreased from level 177 to 143

Night Lord

An error which interfered with smooth play has been fixed.

  • Quadruple Throw - Bonus Attack Quadruple Throw – Bonus Attack: an error where the damage output method would not be normal has been fixed

Dual Blade

An error which interfered with smooth play has been fixed and we have tried to reduce the penalty after dying.

  • Final Cut Final Cut: an error where the client would shut down when this skill was used at the same time as your pet’s auto buff has been fixed, final damage boost has been decreased from 60% to 40%
  • Blade Expert Blade Expert: now passively increases your final damage by 15%

Cannon Shooter

We would like to slightly increase their survivability and the effectiveness of unused skills.

  • Gigantic Backstep Gigantic Backstep: cast delay has been decreased
  • Oak Barrel Roulette Oak Barrel Roulette: damage boost has been removed, now increases damage on Stunned/Blinded/Frozen enemies by 30%

Knights of Cygnus

An error which interfered with smooth play has been fixed.

  • Cygnus Bless Cygnus Bless: an error where the max level would show a next level has been fixed

Wind Breaker

We would like to increase their low damage.

  • Bow Expert Bow Expert: now passively increases your final damage by 30%

Mikhail

Missing skill descriptions have been fixed.

  • Soul Link Soul Link: the description now correctly states that party members will receive both attack and magic attack from this skill

Mercedes

We know that it is difficult to see the duration of the stacks so it will now appear as a separate buff icon.

  • Character Card: card description has been changed to match the actual function of the card’s effects (applied before item potential options, cannot reduce cooldowns to less than 1 second)
  • Ignis Roar Ignis Roar: the stacking buff’s duration will now appear as a separate buff icon

Phantom

Certain errors which interfered with smooth play have been fixed.

  • Phantom Shroud Phantom Shroud: an error where the cooldown would not change based on the number of keys pressed has been fixed
  • Tempest of Card Tempest of Cards: an error where this skill could be used twice consecutively has been fixed

EunWol

An error which interfered with smooth play has been fixed and Bomb Punch’s MP cost has been reduced to match similar skills.

  • Summon Soul Tent Summon Soul Tent: an error where this skill could be used twice consecutively has been fixed
  • Bomb Punch Bomb Punch: MP cost has been decreased from 45 MP to 20 MP

Demon Avenger

It did not make sense to be able to increase your final damage when your Overload was at 0.

  • Release Overload Release Overload: can no longer be used when your Overload is at 0

Resistance

It was awkward story-wise to have your return skills before advancing so it has been changed.

  • Secret Plaza Emergency Meeting Secret Plaza Emergency Gathering: now learned when you complete your 1st job advancement
  • Spirit of Freedom Spirit of Freedom: an error where the max level would show a next level has been fixed

Battle Mage

We would like to compensate them for the changes to elemental resistance reduction skills.

  • Debuff Aura - Elemental Reset Debuff Aura – Elemental Reset: in addition to existing effects, now increases your attacks’ final damage on enemies affected by Debuff Aura by 10%

Wild Hunter

At a high rank, their Character Card was too efficient.

  • Character Card: activation rate and damage boost have been adjusted

Mechanic

Certain errors which interfered with smooth play have been fixed.

  • Metal Armor Tank Metal Armor: Tank: an error where monsters could not be killed by the level up animation’s instant kill effect has been fixed
  • Massive Fire IRON-B Massive Fire: IRON-B: an error where the final explosion damage was not affected by Combat Orders has been fixed
  • Robot Mastery Robot Mastery: the number of currently summoned robots will now appear in your buff window

Kaiser

Kaiser’s Final Figuration transformation tends to actually lower their performance instead of increasing it. We would like to buff the Final Figuration state so that it can be used properly.

  • Command Command: final damage boost has been removed, now your next attack after using a Command skill will have its final damage increased by 10%
  • Wingbeat Wingbeat: a maximum of 2 tornados can be active at the same time
  • Regain Strength Regain Strength: extra attack when hitting monsters with status effects has been removed, now your attacks on monsters with status effects will have their final damage increased by 10%, this final damage boost will be increased to 15% in the Final Figuration state
  • Final Transfiguration Final Figuration: damage boost has been removed, attack speed boost has been increased from 2 stages to 3 stages, now increases your final damage by 15% (increased to 25% at 4th job), you can now jump, the previous Teleport skill can now be used by hotkeying Final Figuration, Exclusive Spell and certain Soul Skills (only summon and buff skills) can now be used in Final Figuration
  • Blue Streak Blue Streak: number of hits has been increased from 3 to 4 (4 to 5 in the Final Figuration state), now deals 40% increased damage on regular monsters, a 5 second cooldown has been added

Zero

A change which was made in the September 10 balancing update was not included in the patch notes so we will add them here.

  • Time Distortion Time Distortion: as added in the September 10 patch, this skill will no longer remove debuffs which are detrimental to the monster

Kinesis

Certain errors which interfered with smooth play have been fixed.

  • Psychic Ground Psychic Ground: an error where this skill would consume 10 Psychic Points has been fixed
  • Psychic Ground 2 Psychic Ground 2: an error where this skill would consume 10 Psychic Points has been fixed
  • Ultimate - B.P.M Ultimate – B.P.M: an error where this skill would not turn off after climbing a ladder or rope has been fixed

Boss Reward Changes

Chaos Root Abyss Boss Rewards

Piece of Time Piece of Mockery Piece of Screams Piece of Ruin

(thanks to Spadow for the images!)

The 4 Chaos Root Abyss bosses will no longer drop level 150 equipment. They each now have the following rewards:

  • Piece of Time (Chaos Von Bon): you can use 5 to obtain an Eagle Eye top
  • Piece of Mockery (Chaos Pierre): you can use 5 to obtain a Trixter bottom
  • Piece of Screams (Chaos Bloody Queen): you can use 5 to obtain a Highness hat
  • Piece of Ruin (Chaos Vellum): you can use 15 to obtain a Fafnir weapon

When using these items, you can choose which item you would like to receive.

When using these items, each time you receive a piece of equipment, your Chance Time Gauge will be updated from 0% to 100%. When the gauge reaches 100% (item is used 10 times), the chance of your equipment having higher ranked additional options will be increased. The Chance Time will be reset to 0% after this effect takes place.

For other existing rewards, certain items’ drop rate and quantity have been increased.

Chaos Von Bon Killer Chaos Pierre Killer Chaos Bloody Queen Killer Chaos Vellum Killer

King of Root Abyss

Chaos Root Abyss related medal/title quests have been added.

  • Characters level 180 or higher who have completed the ‘Protect the World Tree’ quest will now receive new quests.
  • These quests can be started by talking to Alicia in the Giant Root map.
    • Chaos Von Bon Killer (medal) – defeat Chaos Von Bon 10 times (5% defense ignore)
    • Chaos Pierre Killer (medal) – defeat Chaos Pierre 10 times (8 all stats)
    • Chaos Bloody Queen Killer (medal) – defeat Chaos Bloody Queen 10 times (3 attack and magic attack)
    • Chaos Vellum Killer (medal) – defeat Chaos Vellum 10 times (5% boss damage)
    • King of Root Abyss (title) – collect all 4 Chaos boss Killer medals (8 all stats, 3 attack and magic attack, 5% boss damage, 5% defense ignore)

Cygnus Boss Rewards

Piece of Black Guardians Piece of Black Destruction

(thanks to Spadow for the images!)

Cygnus will no longer drop level 140 weapons. Cygnus’ Chief Knight summons (Mikhail, Oz, Irena, Icarut, Hawkeye) will no longer drop level 140 armor. Cygnus now has the following rewards:

  • Piece of Black Guardian (Cygnus): you can use 5 to obtain a piece of Empress armor (hat, overall, gloves, cape, or shoes)
  • Piece of Black Destruction (Cygnus): you can use 15 to obtain an Empress weapon

When using these items, you can choose which item you would like to receive.

When using these items, each time you receive a piece of equipment, your Chance Time Gauge will be increased from 0% to 100%. When the gauge reaches 100% (item is used 10 times), the chance of your equipment having higher ranked additional options will be increased. The Chance Time will be reset to 0% after this effect takes place.

For other existing rewards, certain items’ drop rate and quantity have been increased.

Fallen Empress Saviour

An Empress related medal quest has been added.

  • Characters level 170 or higher who have completed the ‘Alex’s Promise’ quest will now receive a new quest.
  • This quest can be started by talking to Alex in Destroyed Henesys.
    • Fallen Empress Saviour (medal) – defeat Cygnus 20 times (5 all stats, 300 HP and MP, 2 attack and magic attack, 5% defense ignore)

An Easy Mode option for Fallen Cygnus has been added.

  • All users level 140 or higher can now use the Dimensional Mirror to challenge Easy Mode Fallen Cygnus.
  • You can clear Easy Mode once per week, it will reset at 12 AM every Thursday.
  • Door to the Future’s quest ‘Stop Cygnus!’ can now be completed by defeating Easy Mode Cygnus.

Game Related

Levels in the Party Find window have had their text colour changed to look better.

Item drop rate increasing options’ application methods have been changed.

  • For instanced item drops, instead of the drop rate of the user who did the most damage being applied, each party member’s drop rates will now only apply to themselves.

Item Related

The cooldown reduction potential option’s description has been changed to match its actual functionality.

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  1. jeff
    September 17, 2015 at 3:15 am

    first

    • Anonymous
      September 17, 2015 at 12:01 pm

      To suk dis dik.

      • Anonymous
        September 20, 2015 at 7:46 pm

        stfu

        • Anonymous
          March 2, 2016 at 7:42 pm

          and down

  2. first
    September 17, 2015 at 3:22 am

    first

    • Anonymous
      March 2, 2016 at 6:38 pm

      To suck this dick.

  3. Anonymous
    September 17, 2015 at 3:40 am

    Hey Max, any information about Debuff Aura – Elemental Reset adds how many final damage?

    • Max
      September 17, 2015 at 5:33 pm

      10%

  4. Anonymous
    September 17, 2015 at 4:06 am

    At the start of the post he said “There are no extractions yet so no numbers for now.” So he will most likely update later.

  5. Lai Lai
    September 17, 2015 at 4:17 am

    Hey~Max ~ I would like to post an translation version to the forum 巴哈姆特, as usual.
    Thank you for sharing the new information and allow the permission. Glad having you! ❤
    oh and there's a small texting mistake in
    Piece of Screams (Chaos Bloody Queen): you can use 5 to obtain "hat"

    thank you!!!~ =)

    • Max
      September 17, 2015 at 5:33 pm

      No problem! And thanks, fixed it 🙂

  6. September 17, 2015 at 4:46 am

    Please oh please make zero better at end game. You have already reduced their damage by so much, at least give them additional damage lines, please. Its not possible for them to land every hit on bosses unlike other classes since the tag system is not as efficient.

  7. Anonymous
    September 17, 2015 at 6:40 am

    Is the boss reward a 100% drop?

    • Max
      September 17, 2015 at 5:34 pm

      I’m not actually sure, I’ll try and see if I can find out.

      • Anonymous
        September 18, 2015 at 1:34 am

        thanks, hope to hear some good news 😀
        the drop rates in MSEA is way too low

  8. nixon plz
    September 17, 2015 at 8:38 am

    rip cheap RA sets ;_;

  9. Knite0
    September 17, 2015 at 12:51 pm

    Hope there’s gonna be a part 3, these changes weren’t as interesting.

  10. Neospector
    September 17, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    Are Empress Shoulders included when you exchange Black Guardian pieces?

    • Anonymous
      September 17, 2015 at 3:19 pm

      Probably, since they’ve dropped from regular Emp for a while now

    • Max
      September 17, 2015 at 3:55 pm

      Nope.

      • Anonymous
        September 18, 2015 at 8:17 am

        Really? Do Empress shoulders still drop or are they just gone?

        • Max
          September 18, 2015 at 8:40 am

          I think they only drop from Evolving World Empress now.

  11. Anonymous
    September 17, 2015 at 5:29 pm

    “Piece of Screams (Chaos Bloody Queen): you can use 5 to obtain ________”

    obtain wut Max? lol

    • Max
      September 17, 2015 at 5:33 pm

      Oops my bad, fixed!

  12. BRUH
    September 17, 2015 at 6:01 pm

    I wonder if they’re still tradable. Also, is there any information on how many would drop?

  13. Anonymous
    September 17, 2015 at 6:15 pm

    wew @arrow platter changes
    good news for bm and bad news for phantom

  14. Anonymous
    September 17, 2015 at 8:06 pm

    Why haven’t they tweaked Dual Blade’s Upper Stab and Blade Clone? No one uses the former, and the latter is pitifully weak.

  15. lin
    September 18, 2015 at 5:45 am

    revamp xenons already Nexon!!!!!

  16. Anonymous
    September 18, 2015 at 6:42 am

    magician’s final damage:
    F/P: 40%
    I/L: 50%
    Bishop: 25%
    Evan: 50%
    Lumi: 82% (1.4*1.3= 1.82)
    Flame Wizard: 50%
    BaM: 10%

    hmm, glad BaM finally get a bit final damage, and 82% still no nerf? *sigh*

  17. Anonymous
    September 18, 2015 at 8:39 am

    Buff xenons more man, even with mecha snipw purge doing 14(?) hits helps their bossing but their damage lacks for mobbing. Make mecha purge tank hit more targets and give it 1 extra hit so its on par with the ship and increase its damage and give ooparts about 30 more seconds cause its nearly useless and reduce entangling lash CD from 180 sec 120 sec so it matches other classes CDs on their binds. Buff beam dance more as well. All these changes would help xenons as not many people play xenons anymore since the nerf hit them, please consider making xenons stronger next patch.

  18. AtrialFibril
    September 18, 2015 at 12:18 pm

    I’M GAY

    • Anonymous
      September 18, 2015 at 6:28 pm

      I am heterosexual so wtf?

  19. Asura
    September 18, 2015 at 3:06 pm

    Hi guys, im new to MS. Can anyone explain to me what is final damage?

    • Max
      September 18, 2015 at 10:25 pm

      Skills that increase damage additively will now state ‘%p damage increase’, skills that increase damage multiplicatively will now state ‘% damage increase’, skills that increase your damage multiplicatively but are multiplied last will now state ‘% final damage increase’.

      • Asura
        September 21, 2015 at 3:28 am

        Can you give me some examples? 😀

        • Anonymous
          September 21, 2015 at 12:31 pm

          I think this is how it works:

          %p damage increase: usually has to do with skills. For example: the Arrow Blaster change means that a 130%p increase will increase the current 80% skill damage to 210% (80% + 130%). This is additive.

          % damage increase: usually has to do with skills, but can also be with damage I believe… anyways.
          For example: if there’s an 80% skill damage skill, a 50% increase would be 80% with a 50% increase, meaning 80% * .5 = 40% damage added, equaling 120%. This is multiplicative.

          % final damage increase: I believe this has to do with your actual lines? This is multiplied last. Meaning if you do a 15m line, a 10% final damage boost would make it 16.5m. (15m * .10 = 1.5m increase).

          Correct me if I’m wrong.

  20. Anonymous
    September 18, 2015 at 9:57 pm

    Wait, they wanted to increase Arrow Platter’s damage so they decided to decrease it?

    • Max
      September 18, 2015 at 10:24 pm

      Check out Wounds Shot 🙂

    • Anonymous
      September 21, 2015 at 10:28 pm

      just to nerf phantom

  21. Unusual-Activity
    September 19, 2015 at 12:57 am

    Hi Max,
    According to the insoya screenshot:
    http://www.insoya.com/bbs/zboard.php?id=talkmaple_job&category=413&divpage=81&no=395998

    Blade Expert seems to increase your final damage by 15%? (not 30%)

    Is that correct?

    • Max
      September 19, 2015 at 12:36 pm

      Ah yeah this is correct! Sorry I was having a bit of difficulty figuring out which variables were which in the data, I’ll fix it now.

  22. Anonymous
    September 19, 2015 at 5:12 am

    finally a patch that does not buff one between phantom and xenon.

  23. Anonymous
    September 19, 2015 at 7:43 am

    wowwwwwwww DB’s final cut gets nerfed

  24. Anonymous
    September 19, 2015 at 7:44 am

    even more phantom nerf… rip final cut

  25. Anonymous
    September 19, 2015 at 7:46 am

    they should just stop making changes go freaken dammit

  26. Anonymous
    September 19, 2015 at 4:08 pm

    The nerf is crazy now…I give up Nexon…just give GMS Maplestory2.

  27. Person
    September 19, 2015 at 4:10 pm

    Nexon…I give up with you…just give GMS Maplestory2 so I can play Maple without all this crappy nerfing of my favorite classes.

  28. Julie
    September 20, 2015 at 12:08 am

    Hey Max,
    Are the drop pieces from CRA 100% guaranteed?

    • Max
      September 20, 2015 at 1:36 pm

      Sorry, I’m not sure about that :S

  29. yoon
    September 22, 2015 at 10:40 pm

    hey max, do you know how many medals do kinesis have from their 1-200 job advances? just wondering if they have 5 medals like other classes. also if you have to do those different theme dungeons as part of kinesis quests to job advance and etc

    • yoon
      September 22, 2015 at 11:57 pm

      also if they go in the medal collection or if its glitched and not go in there thanks!

  30. Mrheeho
    September 23, 2015 at 7:19 am

    Err didnt they say that the arrow platter’s damage was too low? So why are they decreasing it even further?

    • Max
      September 23, 2015 at 10:32 am

      Check Wounds Shot

  31. warmwine
    September 25, 2015 at 11:39 am

    hi max,have you care my comment in your “about me” page?im a foreigner in KMS-Luna and add you friend in game,hope we can play game together

  32. April 18, 2016 at 7:41 am

    Does the easy mode Cygnus drop the piece of black guardian and piece of black destruction like the normal one you say drops now? Also, what is the drop rate for these items if yes? Finally, how strong is the easy mode Cygnus? Could I solo her with 150k range fully buffed or am I too weak? Sorry for all the questions, I just really want the empress gear for my DA. Thanks man =]

    PS I’m in reboot

    • Max
      April 18, 2016 at 6:43 pm

      Yes it does. On 1x drop I usually get like 3/4 of each type. Easy Cygnus is pretty much equivalent to Normal Arkarium I would say.

      • April 18, 2016 at 10:00 pm

        So how hard is normal arkarium? Never faced him. Would 150k be enough to solo? Just wondering since I dun wanna go with a party if the drops aren’t independent.

        • Max
          April 19, 2016 at 9:31 pm

          Not sure, sorry! You could ask on Basilmarket or Reddit and maybe someone of that class can answer

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