Bishop Class

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Becoming a Bishop

To become a bishop you have to be LV120. Where do you receive this upgrade? It is in a place called Ripley.

Why Choose the Path of a Magician to Cleric to Priest and finally to Bishop?

Well as you should know, magician is a popular class and is pretty fun to play on. But once you are a Cleric, leveling becomes very slow but on the up-side, you will get a lot richer than most classes. Then when your a Priest, you become amazingly powerful and popular for every party needs a Priest to Heal, Bless, etc. them. But at level 120, once your a Bishop, you will become the most powerful type of character in Maplestory. All because of Genesis (basic attack of 670 when mastered which is more than 6 times as powerful than Shining Ray).

As a magician, you will level up very fast during levels 21-25 (at that level I trained on Horny Mushrooms) Then when you become a Cleric, you should always master Heal first (even if you are a solo, party, two-timer (both partying and soloing) cleric. Leveling will be fast during levels 30-40 when you train on Zombie Mushroom and occasionally Jr. Wraiths (still takes a long time though)From levels 40-50, I'd suggest Ludi Party Quest or if you a solo cleric go to Jr. Wraiths or just do quests that offer a good amount of exp. From levels 50-70, a lot of people say it will take a long time. I don't know myself because my highest level chracter was only level 40 (*sob*). I'll suggest Wraiths, all three kinds of Chronos, and once you are above level 55 maybe Coolie Zombies. You should mass heal them, no magic claw or maybe holy arrow for individuals. Well hopefully now you are a level 70 priest. Here on if you want some fun, go ahead and take on Jr. Balrog (take on Crimson Balrog onces you master Shining Ray). Otherwise, just keep on hunting Coolie Zombies. If it gets boring, try killing the Ghosts at Zipangu but make sure your about level 73. At level 80, go ahead and kill the Phantom Watches at Ludi as your average everyday monsters for decent exp. At level 90, you might try to take on Crimson Balrog because they have very good drops (all 10% scrolls). At level 100, try Pianus with other party members or try Papulatus with other party members too. Make sure when you are facing these bosses to have atleast one party member who is level 120 or higher. At level 110, you might as well take on any boss (except Zakum and the bosses at Showa) Maplestory has to offer. At level 120, you become a Bishop! Hurray! But the sad part is... You won't have your special Bishop skills (not the common ones that every class gets). How do you get them? Well, there are quests that have 4th job skills as the reward. You need to take those quests to receive your ultimate skills.

Bishop Skills

Holy Shield

Old name: Magic Interruption
Type: Party
Description: For a period of time, status abnormality attacks will be nullified to all party members.
Cooldown time: 2 minutes.
Max Level 30: 69 MP, 40 seconds duration.
Comment: This is a natural dispel ability, lasting for however only 40 seconds with a 2 minute countdown...

Angel Ray

Old name: Holy Strike
Type: Active
Description: Shoot a projectile with holy power.
Max Level 30: 240 magic power, 60% mastery
Comment: Looks like another version of Holy Arrow (small range, holy base, single target, low damage). Don't expect much from this skill. It is also not very fast.(Can do up to 10k Dmg)


For a picture go to Old name: Holy Dragon
Type: Summon
Description: For a period of time, summon the Holy Dragon to assist you. Holy Dragon hits up to 3 targets.
Requires Priest's LV 30(MAX) Dragon Summon.
Max Level 30: 160 MP,160 seconds lasting duration, 230 magic power.
Comment: A giant red dragon summon that does (high) Holy Damage, attack speed is about same as the Priest Dragon Summon. It however does not only hover around you; it will try to attack mobs across platforms (vertically or horizontally) by its own. It will continue to attack even when you are on the ladder.


For a picture go to Old name: Last Judgement
Type: Active
Description: Summon rays of holy light to destroy the battlefield.
Max Level 30: 3500 MP, 670 magic power, up to 15 targets.
Comment: The Bishop's equivalent of Meteo/Blizzard. Remember bishops don't have Magic Amplifcation from 3rd job, unlike the Arch Mages. Genesis attacks all 15 monsters that are closest to you. It has a limitless range.


For a picture go to Type: Active
Description: Revive dead party members using holy magic. Cooldown timer decreases with higher skill level.
Max Level 10: 40 MP, Cooldown time: 30 minutes.
Comment: Instantly restore a dead party member. The revived person will have 100% full life after being resurrected.