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MapleStory: Heroes of Maple!

MapleStory’s next big update is called MapleStory: Heroes of Maple! As the name would imply, it’s focused on the 6 legendary heroes of Maple World. The first patch, releasing on November 12, is called REBORN and will feature the newly updated Aran and Evan as well as other updated game features.

The second patch, on December 3, will include MapleStory’s 2nd Blockbuster (which I assume is titled Heroes of Maple). In the preview video above, you can see that all of the heroes have received updated artwork! Aran is also confirmed as being canonically female I guess haha.

  • The elves’ ruler fighting against fate, Mercedes
  • The female polearm warrior that dominates the battlefield, Aran
  • The legendary thief who can get his hands on anything, Phantom
  • The magician on the boundary between light and darkness, Luminous
  • The dragon masters’ last descendant, Evan
  • The hero whose past is hidden in the shadows, EunWol
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  1. Anonymous
    November 9, 2015 at 12:49 am

    Not first

  2. Anonymous
    November 9, 2015 at 1:01 am

    ok cool, thx for sharing max~ 🙂

  3. Anonymous
    November 9, 2015 at 1:02 am

    GREAT!

  4. Anonymous
    November 9, 2015 at 1:09 am

    Yay!

  5. Anonymous
    November 9, 2015 at 1:37 am

    thanks max!!

  6. GARNET
    November 9, 2015 at 1:43 am

    I WILL FIGHT FOR THE PLACE WHERE I’M FREE
    TO LIVE TOGETHER AND EXIST AS WE

    • PEARL
      November 9, 2015 at 1:45 am

      I WILL FIGHT IN THE NAME OF ROSE QUARTZ
      AND EVERYTHING THAT SHE BELIEVED IN

      • AMETHYST
        November 9, 2015 at 1:46 am

        I WILL FOR THE WORLD I WAS MADE IN
        THE EARTH IS EVERYTHING I’VE EVER KNOWN

        • AnAsshole
          November 9, 2015 at 11:55 am

          I’LL FIGHT YOU ALL!!!

  7. STEVEN
    November 9, 2015 at 1:47 am

    I WILL FIGHT TO BE EVER BE THING
    THAT EVERYBODY WANTS ME TO BE WHEN I’M GROWN

    • ALL THE GEMS
      November 9, 2015 at 1:48 am

      THE ODDS ARE AGAINST US IT WONT BE EASY
      BUT WE ARE NOT GOING TO DO IT ALONE

      • AnAsshole
        November 9, 2015 at 11:53 am

        I’LL FIGHT SIMPLY BECAUSE I CAN… (SUPLEX’S STEVEN UNIVERSE BECAUSE…HE CAN)

  8. Anonymous
    November 9, 2015 at 2:29 am

    Aran is a dude though…

    • Neospector
      November 9, 2015 at 4:07 pm

      Aran has been canonically female in KMS since around the 8th anniversary, when they had the idol competition. GMS only had a competition between Lillin, Cygnus, and Valerie, but KMS had Cygnus, Valerie, Lillin, Danika, and Aran.

      Originally, Aran had no gender, so they had two artworks (just like they had two designs for Evan and how Demon Slayer has both a male and female opening), probably because KMS wanted to avoid giving characters a strict, canon gender. When they released the other heroes, though, KMS just said “screw it” and dropped the whole “choose your own” aspect for the sake of a more continuous story.

      • Dark Evan
        November 10, 2015 at 1:28 am

        Technically, Aran appeared as a male npc in Korea’s version of Silent Crusade, and on the Scroll in Zero’s Tutorial.
        Furthermore, the korean version of the Explorer Storyline, when Lilin asks what gender Aran is, if you answer “Aran”, she’ll get angry, but the other two choices (Male and Female) are BOTH correct, and determine which gender you encounter in the Warrior Story.
        Wheras in GMS, it is to my understanding that the only answer she’ll accept is Female
        Also, in the KMS exclusive handbook “Secret Story – Volume One: Heroes”
        They revealed that Aran technically had no canon gender.
        He just predominantly appeared as female.
        Demon Slayer was always pretty much male, who knows why they decided to make 2 openings.
        Evan was male in the promotional works AND later on as an NPC.
        Which is kinda necessary, since Freud was male, and they explicitly made them look very similar.

  9. Anonymous
    November 9, 2015 at 3:19 am

    not anymore

  10. Are you reading this fernando
    November 9, 2015 at 4:06 am

    Though I like mashed potatoes I also really like these heroes’ new designs

  11. Anonymous
    November 9, 2015 at 5:12 am

    Max, it’s Luminus not Luminous now.

    • Cheeseburger Boy
      November 25, 2015 at 2:13 am

      And your source?

  12. Monster Zed
    November 9, 2015 at 6:55 am

    I’ve got mixed feelings about the new art of the heroes. Aran and Eun Wol look boss. Evan’s pretty good, lumi got bit wilder. But Mercedes and Phantom look worse if you ask me. Also i don’t see the reason for this revamps. Evan was begging for one, aran needed little updates here and there too. But as far as i know rest of them aren’t lagging behind and have a good place, especially mercedes who’s been balanced and adjusted very frequently.

    • Anonymous I/L mage
      November 9, 2015 at 9:31 am

      It doesn’t say whether or not all the characters are getting revamps. But seeing that they had demonstrated both Evan and Aran, with Phantom, Lumi, and Eunwol(Shade), then i would then think that they might get a slight fix up in animation. Remember, not everything in a revamp is going to be changed or altered- some things stay the exactly the same. Personally, if they did make a Mercedes Revamp, I would hope that they would change Final attack for that class so that it would implement the Fairy summons, so like a FA with extra effects. Phantom could use some of that new skeletal system for his cards for less lag. Lumi… I would be very worried. Being In Gms and how that class is implemented in Kms, I don’t know if they would apply the GMS changes, or even force GMS to accept these changes.
      Also, am I the only person, though excited for this blockbuster, is curious to know how Damien is involved in all this? What does he have to do with these heros? And the multiple eyes behind him? And what about the Demon Slayer/Avenger? Will they get Revamped too?
      Finally, the system changes… well, we’ll just have to wait and see. Maybe fixing the Monster Book?

      • Monster Zed
        November 9, 2015 at 10:49 am

        Revamp i would hope for is f/p mage revamp – by that i mean more poison (since RED it went too heavily into fire) and we already got 100% fire oriented blaze wizards, and also no stranger to fire evans.

        And second thing i would like to see more then hero revamps is bringing some good old animations back. Recently Nexon has been missing the spot animation wise, going balls to the wall with over the top, gaudy, screen cluttering and processor heavy animations.

        Top culprits: Blaze Wizards, new Evans, F/P mages (real ugly fire animations save meteor, and that 4th job dark flame.

        I miss the times when F/P were spamming GORGEOUS purple paralyze, without any gaudy, ugly and obtrusive flames to it. I miss the times of old chain lightining that looked like elecricity and not some childlish zig-zag doodle. Not to mention old ifrit and elquiness.

        I really hope Nexon pulls it’s head outta rear before bossing with more then 2 ppl will be suicidal due to too much screen cluttered with attack animations and 0 visibility of what the boss is about to do.
        And seriously – bigger does not make better. Well done animation (such as pre-red paralyze) goes a long way for both the eyes and gameplay.

        Wiht that being said i’d like to make one exception to the rule – long cooldown hyperskills are justified to be big, over the top and full-screen;) Nightwalker without dominion is no class at all;) But save this few exception, most skills should focus on proper feel with the class, elegance and readability of what’s going on on screen and not “more contrast, more sharp colors, more screen space, RAAAAWR!”

        • Anonymous I/L mage
          November 9, 2015 at 12:08 pm

          Yeah, they should bring back some of those elements back, Paralyze included… And Evan doesn’t get fire skills anymore really- they all count as Earth. Some of the old things did look terrible though- Ifrit and Elquin both looked like they were held together by string and sticks.
          I hope after the Evan revamp they’ll look back at us explorer mages and realize the things they need to work on- Especially I/L mages, which I mentioned before on Max’s blog: Storm drain is useless unless we have Oz’s Flame Gear or some other DoT boss soul, but if we all had the same teleport mastery that wouldn’t be as bad as a problem, or some other form of DoT, so that it could be useful for Bosses. Then Elemental Adaption needs to ACTUALLY WORK instead of sitting there and looking pretty. And then change the Frozen Orb Hyper Spread to Add Turret(on/off), so that the ground is frozen when it disappears, instead of having a hyper that does nothing, because there is no way that that orb can hit 10 mobs at a time with the hitbox that it has, given a single platform.

          • Monster Zed
            November 9, 2015 at 3:19 pm

            As for evans i’ll hold my horses with this earth element, since good old earthquake is supposed to be earth attack but proved to be fire element one. That’s why i’m not so sure of those new earth attacks are really gonna be earth…

        • Dark Evan
          November 10, 2015 at 1:49 am

          @MonsterZed There is beauty in simplicity… IF you’re an abstract artist.
          It can make you a lot of money without really trying too i suppose.
          But if you’re essentially playing an interactive anime, (such as MAPLESTORY)
          Over the top, insanely flashy moves are law.
          They are the RULE, and noone should even CONSIDER that they are better off as the EXCEPTION.
          And they fixed endgame bosses so that other characters animations are hidden and can’t lag you.
          Bossing with more than 2 people is already suicidal.
          1. You’re cutting your loot in half, unless they mules, which wouldn’t cause lag anyhow.
          2. You’re driving yourself closer to suicide just LOOKING for a third person, fourth, fifth, whatever, especially if you expect them to contribute.
          3. and most importantly: Party buffs are ONLY redundant if someone else IN YOUR PARTY has them. +1 Attack speed is better than 20% dodge that doesn’t work against %hp attacks, 25% magic damage reduction that doesn’t work against %hp attacks, and better than a ressurection skill that doesn’t work against a death count COMBINED.
          And it will sure as HECK get someone into more parties.
          So what if Battle Mages have Yellow Aura?
          They should be using Dark Aura anyway, and this free’s them up to do that without having to give Yellow Aura a second thought
          So what if mercedes damage debuff is better? Ours stacks with it afaik, so its better to have both than one or the other.

          And ofc you want Fire/Poison to be more poisony.
          And it’s DEFINITELY not because we ALREADY have 2 OTHER fire mages.
          Because you think Evan ought to be MORE dark based when there are THREE other dark mages. (Battle Mage, Luminous, AND Kanna [and to some extent, Kinesis i guess])
          Shut your trap hypocrite. Cause I just caught you in mine 😀
          DOUBLE STANDARDS: EXPOSED!
          It’s very clear to me that the REAL reason you want more poison-based is because poison is COMMONLY associated with Darkness, its green/purple pallette appeals to you.
          What’s more, there isn’t a SINGLE class that focuses ENTIRELY on poison, or even MOSTLY on poison, and that drives you CRAZY.

          • Monster Zed
            November 10, 2015 at 2:21 am

            Oh the hypocrisy! I want a more pronounced use of nearly non existant elements (dark & poison) at the expense of overused one (fire). Yup, my evil plot exposed, my dark plans foiled, rot in jail i shall!

            And if you like over the top, full screen and vivid colors, wait no more, teletubbies await! They may also give you few good hints on how to effectively cast your new happy-starry evan orbs for maximum gaudiness!

          • Anonymous I/L mage
            November 13, 2015 at 9:17 am

            Dark Evan, a few things to note real quick-
            1.+1 attack speed can be redundant if a lot of people already have max attacking speed anyway, but you do have a point about the other party buffs. That avoid wasn’t a guard chance, and resisting elements is useless, especially since it also calcs with your magic defense. Wish they just made them one skill anyway, Too many buff skills is annoying.
            2. the most common Auras in use right now are Yellow, Blue, and Debuff. Yellow is used to help get less funded BaM hit the speed cap. Blue is really useful for bosses that love throwing statuses around(with that hyper). Debuff gives the Party a damage boost in form of ignoring the elements(again, hypers)(which is something they applied to the late game bosses, all skills have some type of elemental factor, as an additional method to Pdr, etc. You can ask someone who knows more of the standards of Maplestory Bossing)
            3. Kanna(Jms class in a kms blog, btw) is not a darkness element class. It uses a lot of skills that summon ghosts, but that is more of a spiritual median than the user of black magic.
            4. Poison and darkness do not have to be associated with each other. One can be damage over time, the other can blind you. Simple.
            5. Once upon a time, back in the days of Old maple, Mages had to pick a specific element to put their SP into, just like Warriors had to pick a particular weapon. Sure, you could have a F/P mage, but you had to pick between Fire and Poison(so in other words, you are wrong, or at least, were wrong at a point…) They took this concept out of the game roughly around the time of the Cygnus Knights, for redundancy between several classes.

  13. Anonymous
    November 9, 2015 at 10:26 am

    Now, did they change Evan’s canon gender? I realize all of their eyelashes give them feminine eyes, but Evan is certainly looking more feminine then ever.

    • Anonymous
      November 9, 2015 at 10:49 am
    • keyan22
      November 9, 2015 at 2:28 pm

      Evan’s cannon gender has always been male, I seen many confuse male Evan for a female though.

      • Dark Evan
        November 10, 2015 at 1:31 am

        I got hit on by a guy on my Evan once,
        Thought i was a girl, then A G.I.R.L.
        And then i left.

        • keyan22
          November 10, 2015 at 10:00 pm

          Someone once thought I was a girl too lol

          • Not telling,
            November 12, 2015 at 4:52 pm

            Some people thought my Kanna was a BOY a while back (Probably due to level 140 equips all being gender neutral) so, the problem does exist in reverse. If anyone was wondering.

          • keyan22
            November 12, 2015 at 4:56 pm

            Oh well, let me explain a bit, we both look like Evan so it’s funny how someone thinks Evan looks like a girl.

    • keyan22
      November 9, 2015 at 2:29 pm

      (the name itself is male too, while Aran’s can go either way)

    • Anonymous
      November 11, 2015 at 10:26 pm

      New Gender, Trap =)

  14. Anonymous
    November 9, 2015 at 10:57 am

    Oh! I like the new artwork. I just find luminous’s hairclip thing a little weird. Makes him look like an android.

    I also love how they put them in the MAPLE (MAPLEE?)order, lol

    Anyways, I’m excited for more story updates ^^

  15. Anonymous
    November 9, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    Loving the new art. Can’t wait to see what kind of story they’ll have. I really hope EunWol gets a happier role at least…

  16. Wyllowisp
    November 9, 2015 at 4:44 pm

    Ha, Aran is a female! And its canon! Take that Male counterpart! I want to see a story update tho, especially for Eunwol.

    • Anonymous
      November 9, 2015 at 10:25 pm

      A story update for Shade would be awesome. The ending was just too sad.

      Mercedes also deserves a story update… She doesn’t GET an ending, lol. At the end, most of Elluel is still frozen.

    • Dark Evan
      November 10, 2015 at 1:32 am

      That’s rude.
      And Male was the original canon.
      Then both.
      And now just female.

      • Monster Zed
        November 10, 2015 at 2:39 am

        Hero crossdresser detected!

  17. Anonymous
    November 9, 2015 at 5:32 pm

    Am I the only who noticed that Luminous and Shade have that Kinesis hair spike? Like, exactly the same spike. Same place. Same size. It looks out of place though; I don’t like it. Though I do love that Nexon has started to move away from the chibi art style they’ve been using.

    • Anonymous
      November 10, 2015 at 10:11 am

      Evan has that hair flip too. Just noticed that.

  18. Muffet
    November 10, 2015 at 9:56 am

    So, maplee acronym just got confirmed

  19. smellysteve
    November 10, 2015 at 3:50 pm

    Wait, so all the hero branch classes get an reorganization? If that’s true then that’s freaking awesome because most of my mains are from the hero branch. Also they should update on all of the story-line for them. So the last story quest could end up at level 160 or 200.

    • Anonymous
      November 10, 2015 at 11:26 pm

      Not exactly. The new blockbuster (major storyline, like friendstory or black heaven) is centered around the heroes in some way. They’re probably getting some tweaks and quality of life changes, maybe mercedes won’t be so mercedes-ish, but the focal point of the patches that we know of, were the aran/evan revamps and the new blockbuster. they’re usually pretty happy to let us know in advance if they’re doing something people have asked for.

      Only time will tell though. As part 1 of the blockbuster comes out on the third, look for KMST to go back up some time around the 23rd of november, and we’ll get a better look into what the first patch (and the rest of the patches if they follow suit), will entail.

      I personally expect some more reboot tweaks, maybe equipment restrictions for dojo (level 140s wearing fafnir gear via bypass keys in dojo is really annoying, but maybe nexon just doesn’t think it’s a big issue), and of course some more balancing to make every angry/happy.

  20. Anonymous
    November 10, 2015 at 9:07 pm

    I’m so happy they doing this, all of them getting new artworks and all ❤

  21. Anonymous
    November 10, 2015 at 10:30 pm

    and still no 5th job

    • keyan22
      November 11, 2015 at 8:46 am

      They promised this update when RED happened, it’ll come eventually.

  22. Anonymous
    November 10, 2015 at 11:53 pm

    Wait a minute. Is it coming out to GMS on November 12, or is this for KMS?

    • keyan22
      November 11, 2015 at 8:45 am

      For KMS.

    • Anonymous
      November 11, 2015 at 2:58 pm

      KMS, GMS next big update is probably going to be Kinesis

  23. Anonymous
    November 11, 2015 at 5:17 pm

    Eunwol = Shade

    So it’s MAPLES_ _ _ _.

    I think 4 more heroes are coming…

    • keyan22
      November 11, 2015 at 7:47 pm

      Prob not, in KMS it’s Eunwol.

    • Anonymous
      November 11, 2015 at 10:23 pm

      nah, Eunwol is the real E, Evan or Freud should represent F so it makes *F_ _ _ M A P L E*

      =)

      • keyan22
        November 11, 2015 at 10:26 pm

        Evan and Freud are both heroes.

  24. November 15, 2015 at 5:06 pm

    Hmm so they added Evan and Enu Wol….Maplee?

  25. InkTaleFrisk
    June 19, 2016 at 3:32 pm

    i have an error in heros of maple……

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