Wind Archer Guide

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The guide on this page was created for an older and outdated version of Maplestory and is now inaccurate to the current gameplay and no longer deemed useful. Please do not edit or delete this article.

Wind Archer Basics

General Description

Attacking the enemy from a far, Wind Archers are guided by the spirit of wind, Ventus. Ventus can be summoned to guard or fight, and can imbue its power to the bow as well as its owner. When a rational mind meets infinite freedom, a Wind Archer is born.

Pros

  • Highest attack range
  • Highest ranged attack strength, thanks to critical shot
  • Quick attack rate

Cons

  • Not particularly good at close range, though knockback helps a lot
  • Very unstable damage
  • Arrows are used very quickly

Starting Out

So you've decided to volunteer for the Knights of Cygnus eh? Think you got what it takes? Well, before you can be a Knight, you've got to start from the bottom and work your way there. All Cygnus Knights start as a Noblesse, the Knights' very own version of the Beginner. But don't worry, you won't be one for long. Just follow the Knights' training, and you'll be up to level 10 in no time, and ready to pick your class.

Noblesse: Skills

Common Beginner Skills

Icon Skill Name Description Type Mastered Cooldown
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Link Manager Allows you to manage your Link Skills, either by sharing with other characters on your account, or by choosing which skills to use on this character. Active 1 -
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Nebulite Fusion N/A Active 1 -
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Blessing of the Fairy Grants 1 skill level for every 10 levels your highest level character has. Between Blessing of the Fairy and Empress's Blessing, the higher increase is applied. Passive 20 -
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Empress's Blessing For every 5 levels on your highest level Cygnus Knight or Mihile character, this skill will gain 1 Skill Point. Blessing of the Fairy and Empress's Blessing do not stack, so only the stronger skill will be active. This skill can reach a max of Level 30, based on your Cygnus Knight or Mihile character's Noble Mind skill. Passive 30 -
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Echo of Hero Increase weapon attack and magic attack on all players around. (Only obtainable at level 200.) Supportive 1 2 Hours

Noblesse

Icon Skill Name Description Type Mastered Terms Between Skills
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Elemental Harmony Use the harmony of nature to build affinity for an element of your choosing. Passive 1 -
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Elemental Shift Jump in any direction except down by pressing a direction key and jump in midair. Supportive 3 10 Min
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Cygnus Blessing The blessing of the awakened empress empowers the body to escape from danger. Passive 2 -
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Elemental Slash Attack enemies in front of you with pure, primal energy. Active 1 -
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Elemental Expert Become an expert of the elements to free you from elemental restrictions on all your skills. Passive 1 -
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Imperial Recall Return to the Empress using Shinsoo's power. Supportive 1 30 minutes
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Noble Mind Enhances Empress's Blessing effects Passive 6 -



Noblesse Skill Build

Level 2-4: +1 Nimble Feet

Level 5-7: +1 Recovery

You won't need three snails, as it's a useless skill passed level 10, and it takes up one of your precious Etc inventory slots.

Daysdarkness: Three snails no longer uses any snail shells, so really, it will not matter what you get for these skills

1st Job: Skills

Icon Skill Name Description Type Mastered Element Prerequisites
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Whispers of the Wind Whispers of the wind teach you ancient knowledge of body and mind. Passive 20 x -
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Breeze Arrow Fires off a wind-infused arrow. Active 20 x -
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Wind Walk Your arrows walk on the wind, flying through any monsters they touch. Active 15 x -
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Storm Elemental Summons a wind elemental to bolster your powers. Supportive 10 x -

1st Job Skill Build

Max Double Shot Build:

Level 10: +1 Sprite Summon

Level 11-12: +3 The Eye of Amazon

Level 13: +2 The Eye of Amazon, +1 Double Shot

Level 14-19: +3 Critical Shot

Level 20: +2 Critical Shot, +1 Double Shot

Level 21-26: +3 Double Shot

Level 27-30: +3 Sprite Summon

Total: All skills maxed except Focus [0] and Sprite Summon [13]


Max Sprite Summon Build:

Level 10: +1 Sprite Summon

Level 11-12: +3 The Eye of Amazon

Level 13: +2 The Eye of Amazon, +1 Double Shot

Level 14-19: +3 Critical Shot

Level 20: +2 Critical Shot, +1 Sprite Summon

Level 21-26: +3 Sprite Summon

Level 27-30: +3 Double Shot

Total: All skills maxed except Focus [0] and Double Shot [13]

2nd Job: Skills

Icon Skill Name Description Type Mastered Element Prerequisites
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Bow Mastery Increases the weapon mastery and accuracy of bows. Passive 10 x -
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Bow Booster Doubles the attack speed of your weapon. Must have a bow equipped. Supportive 10 x Bow Mastery Lv. 5
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Trifling Wind I The Spirit of Wind will confuse nearby enemies. Passive 20 x -
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Physical Training Improves STR and DEX permanently through physical training. Passive 5 x -
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Fairy Spiral Spin to create a vortex of wind that knocks back enemies. Active 20 x -
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Gust Shot Fire off a speeding arrow in a straight line. Active 20 x -
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Sylvan Aid The blessings of the Sylph give you a leg-up against your enemies. Supportive 10 x -

2nd Job Skill Build

Projected build (will edit when I get there ingame):

Level 30: +1 Bow Mastery

Level 31: +2 Bow Mastery, +1 Final Attack

Level 32: +2 Bow Mastery, +1 Bow Booster

Level 33: +3 Bow Booster

Level 34: +1 Bow Booster, +2 Soul Arrow

Level 35-40: +3 Soul Arrow

Level 40-45: +3 Storm Breath

Level 46: +2 Storm Breath, +1 Thrust

Level 47-51: +3 Thrust

Level 52: +1 Thrust, +2 Bow Mastery

Level 53-56: +3 Bow Mastery

Level 57: +1 Bow Mastery, +2 Final Attack

Level 58-66: +3 Final Attack

Level 67-69: +3 Wind Walk

Level 70: +1 Wind Walk, +2 Bow Booster

Total: All maxed except Bow Booster [7]

3rd Job: Skills

Icon Skill Name Description Type Mastered Element Prerequisites
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Trifling Wind II The wind spirit will distress the nearby enemies. Passive 20 x Level 20 Trifling Wind I
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Featherweight Your body becomes as light as a feather, gaining freedom from enemy attacks. Passive 20 x -
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Second Wind Borrow the power of wind, becoming more skillful at evasion and gaining a chance to counterattack. Passive 20 x -
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Sentient Arrow Shoot off a frigid arrow to attack indiscriminately. Hold down the key button and use direction keys to steer. Active 20 x -
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Pinpoint Pierce Shoot off two arrows to strike the same enemy. Active 20 x -
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Albatross Borrow the power of the legendary Albatross to boost your combat stats. Supportive 20 x -
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Emerald Flower Summon a green crystal flower that attracts nearby enemies. Enemies intoxicated by the scent will slow down. Active 10 x -

3rd Job Skill Build

Projected build (will edit when I get there ingame):

Level 70: +1 Albatross

Level 71-76: +3 Arrow Rain

Level 77: +2 Arrow Rain, +1 Bow Expert

Level 78-87: +3 Strafe

Level 88-93: +3 Bow Expert

Level 94: +1 Bow Expert, +2 Albatross

Level 95-96: +3 Albatross

Level 96: +1 Albatross, +2 Wind Shot

Level 97-102: +3 Wind Shot

Level 103-108: +3 Magnum Shot

Level 109: +2 Magnum Shot, + 1 Puppet

Level 110-115: +3 Puppet

Level 116: +1 Puppet, +2 Hurricane

Level 117-120: +3 Hurricane

Total: All maxed except Hurricane [14]