Last edited on 29 December 2013, at 02:59

Contents

Introduction

Welcome to my comprehensive guide for the Zero. This guide has everything a Zero needs to know varying from skill builds to AP distribution to training spots to equipment to medals! We have everything you need to know!

Note: Currently under construction in accordance with the RED Update. Do not be surprised by spelling errors, grammatical mistakes and missing content.

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Zero, the children of the goddess of time, Rhinne, is a Warrior class in Maplestory and the Second addition to the RED Update.

Story

Alpha, our starting character.

Rhinne, the Goddess of time, anticipated the day that she would be imprisoned by the Black Mage so in a last resort, she forged a child named Zero. The Black Mage knew of the dangers Zero would bring so he ordered his commanders to split the child into two separate beings, one boy and one girl and to be banished into the Mirror World.

The boy, named Alpha, would serve under the Shadow Knights, an organization built to fend off the evils terrorizing the Umbra Temple outside of their hometown of Shadowvale. As time grew by, Beta grew suspicious of the Knights and what was inside the temple. His suspicions were truly confirmed when he realized that the Knights were guarding a young woman; his female counterpart, named Beta. The Knights grew wise of Alpha's actions and attempted to stop him from releasing Beta to no avail.

Beta escapes the temple with Alpha and the two teams up to know the Knight's true intentions and where they had really came from.

Overview

Beta and Alpha.

Zero brings a couple of special features not available to any other classes. For starters, Zero boasts a "two-in-one" mechanic in which allows you to either switch from Beta to Alpha or to have the two available in unison at the same time. Each character gives a different feel during gameplay and each have their own role.

Unlike the other classes, Zero starts immediately at level 100 instead of level 10 or 1. While this appears to be too good of a fact, Zero is only able to perform quests and level up in Mirror World much until level 180; they are able to travel to Maple World whenever they want, but they are unable to take quests, gain EXP or fight monsters or bosses until their storyline quests are finished, which is at level 180.

The class, like the Demon, Kanna and Angelic Buster, does not use MP but instead uses their own energy source called Time Force. Much like Demon Fury, Time Force can be obtained by attacking your enemies and can recharge over time.

On the matter of equipment, Alpha and Beta will share the same armor and accessories however because you play as both genders, they are unable to wear gender specific equipment. They can wear gender-specific Cash equipment as they don't share the same Cash inventory. They are also able to have their hair, skin and face changed independently as well.

Job
Beginner
Alpha
Beta
Zero
Skills
Skills
Skills

Gameplay

As mentioned above, Zero allows you to play as either Alpha or Beta, each have their own roles in combat. The common mechanics they share is their ability to link their attacks, much like Hayato or Thunder Breakers. You start off Zero with only few skills in your disposal. The class does not have any job branches or advancements, instead new skills are given to the player at intervals of 5 or 10 levels up to level 200. Zero does not possess any Hyper Skills, either.

Alpha

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Alpha's gameplay focus primarily on delivering rapid-fast multi-hit attacks on enemy mobs while being as mobile as possible. His weapon of choice is the Tachi, a long and thin sword. It's governed by Lapis, the spirit inside his weapon.

For skills, See: Zero: Alpha Skills.

Beta

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Beta's gameplay focus primarily on heavy defenses and delivering singular, slow but hard-hitting attacks towards her enemies. Her skillset gives her a prominent edge over boss enemies. Her weapon of choice is the Big Sword, a well-endowed weapon. It's governed by Lazuli, the spirit inside her weapon.

For skills, See: Zero: Beta Skills.


Beginner Skills

Icon Skill Name Description Type Mastered Element Prerequisites Required Level
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Doubletime When you attack the enemy with a skill, the duration is adjusted and the cooldown is reduced. Grants a special buff effect depending on the attacker. Passive 1 x - 100
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Rhinne's Blessing Receive the Goddess Rhinne’s blessings, reducing the damage taken from enemies while ignoring a portion of their defense. Strengthen this skill by collecting Goddess Teardrops. Passive 5 x - x
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Doubletime Recon For every stack, gain 3% Critical Rate. Passive 1 x - x
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Doubletime Combat For every stack, gain 1% damage. Passive 1 x - x
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Resolution Time Inherit the Goddess Rhinne's powers, adding them to your own. Strengthen this skill by collecting Goddess Teardrops. Passive 5 x - x
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Time Distortion Summon the power of the Transcendents to distort local time. Supportive 1 x - 110
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Temple Recall Return to Zero's Temple. Supportive 1 x - x
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Divine Force Channels the power of the Transcendents to increase Attack Power, Defense, and Resistance of all nearby party members. Press the Skill Key one more time to cancel the skill. Cannot be used with Divine Speed. Supportive 1 x - x
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Divine Speed Channels the power of the Transcendents to increase Attack Speed, Movement Speed, Avoidability, and Accuracy of nearby party members. Press the Skill Key one more time to cancel the skill. Cannot be used with Divine Force. Supportive 1 x - x
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Burst Jump Compresses time while jumping to extend your jump./Speeds up vertical movement. Active 1 x - x
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Burst Step Compresses local time to move quickly. Active 1 x - x
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Rhinne's Protection Receive the Goddess Rhinne's protection, increasing all stats of team members for a short time. Supportive 1 x - x
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Dual Combat A battle style unique to Alpha and Beta. Passive 1 x - x
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Time Dispel Fastforwards the time of the harmful effect on your character so it wears off right away. Active 1 x - 200
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Rewind Capture this moment in your Hourglass. If you get knocked out, time will rewind to the captured moment instead. Supportive 1 x - 140
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Time Holding Unleash a temportal torrent that resets your skill cooldowns, makes you invincible, and gives you unlimited HP and Time Force. Supportive 1 x - 120
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Shadow Rain Alpha and Beta’s combination attack. Beta crashes down on the enemy with her Great Sword, stopping them in their tracks. Then Alpha follows up from the shadows, dealing critical damage to all targets. Active 1 x - 170



Alpha Skills

The male counterpart to Zero and is the starting character before you meet Beta.

Alpha's gameplay focus primarily on delivering rapid-fast multi-hit attacks on enemy mobs while being as mobile as possible. His weapon of choice is the Tachi, a long and thin sword. It's governed by Lapis, the spirit inside his weapon.


Icon Skill Name Description Type Mastered Element Prerequisites Required Level
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Long Sword Mastery Increases the Mastery, Attack Power, and Attack Speed of Long Sword type weapons. Damage, Attack Speed, Speed and Jump are also increased when a Long Sword is used. Passive 10 x - 100
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Reinforce Body Strenghtens Alpha's body and increases max HP, max Time Force, and Critical Rate. Passive 20 x - 130
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Time Generator Increases Alpha's Time Force Recovery speed. Also grants a chance to recover Time Force when Alpha attacks an enemy. Passive 20 x - 110
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Divine Leer Increases the minimum and maximum damage of Alpha's Criticals. Also grants a chance to inflict a bleeding effect on the target and restore your HP. Passive 20 x - 160
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Shadow Strike Quickly move to the nearest enemy and attack, unleashing a strike that penetrates and deals additional damage. Passive 20 x Level 1 Piercing Thrust 100
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Moon Strike Draws enemies closer with a brutal attack. Active 10 x - 100
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Piercing Thrust Thrusts your Long Sword foward to knock back enemies with the tip. Active 10 x Level 1 Moon Strike 100
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Spin Cutter Attacks enemies with spinning strikes. Active 20 x Level 1 Flash Assault 115
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Flash Assault Instantly moves forward, damaging enemies in your path. Active 10 x - 110
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Advanced Spin Cutter An even more powerful Blade Ring attack. Increase the Blade Ring's damage and adds a blade that pierces through on both sides for additional damage. Active 20 x Level 10 Spin Cutter 150
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Grand Rolling Cross An even more powerful Rolling Cross attack. Increases damage and produces 3 blades at once that pierce multiple enemies. Active 30 x Level 20 Rolling Cross 160
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Rolling Assault Advances forward while spinning at high speed. Attacks knock back enemies in your path. Active 20 x Level 1 Rolling Cross 130
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Advanced Rolling Assault An even more powerful Rolling Assault attack. Increases damage and produces 3 blades at once that pierces enemies left, right and above. Active 30 x Level 20 Rolling Assault 170
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Rolling Cross Advances forward while spinning at high speed. Attacks knock back enemies in your path. Active 20 x Level 1 Rolling Cross 120
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Storm Break Attacks the enemies in front of you, creating a whirlpool which pushes forward and deals additional damage to enemies in its path. Active 20 x Level 1 Wind Striker 150
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Wind Striker Attacks enemies in front of you and releases a vortex. Active 10 x Level 1 Wind Cutter 145
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Wind Cutter Attacks enemies in front of you, and creates a vortex at the target location that causes additional damage. Active 10 x - 140
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Advanced Storm Break An even more powerful Storm Break. Increases damage and grants a chance for instant KOs. Also creates a moving Vortex with a Shock Field, continually inflicting damage on enemies nearby. Active 30 x Level 20 Storm Break 180



Alpha Skill Build

100: + 8 Long Sword Mastery [AUTO]

101: +2 Heavy Sword Mastery (Max), + 1 Piercing trust (1), +1 Shadow Strike (1), Moon Strike (1)

102: +3 Save SP (3)

103: +3 Save SP (6)

104: +3 Save SP (9)

105: +3 Save SP (12)

106: +3 Save SP (15)

107: +3 Save SP (18)

108: +3 Save SP (21)

109: +3 Save SP (24)

110: +1 Time Generator (1), + 10 Flash Assault (Max), Save SP (16)

111: +3 Save SP (19)

112: +3 Save SP (22)

113: +3 Save SP (25)

114: +3 Save SP (28)

115: +10 Spin Cutter (Max), Save SP (21)

116: +3 Save SP (24)

117: +3 Save SP (27)

118: +3 Save SP (30)

119: +3 Save SP (33)

120: + 20 Rolling Cross (Max)

121: +3 Save SP (19)

122: +3 Save SP (22)

123: +3 Save SP (25)

124: +3 Save SP (28)

125: +3 Save SP (31)

126: +3 Save SP (34)

127: +3 Save SP (37)

128: +3 Save SP (40)

129: +3 Save SP (43)

130: +20 Rolling Assault (Max), + 20 Reinforce Body (Max), Save SP (6)

131: +3 Save SP (9)

132: +3 Save SP (12)

133: +3 Save SP (15)

134: +3 Save SP (18)

135: +3 Save SP (21)

136: +3 Save SP (24)

137: +3 Save SP (27)

138: +3 Save SP (30)

139: +3 Save SP (33)

140: + 10 WindCutter (Max), Save SP (26)

141: +3 Save SP (29)

142: +3 Save SP (32)

143: +3 Save SP (35)

144: +3 Save SP (38)

145: +1 Wind Striker (1), Save SP (40)

146: +3 Save SP (43)

147: +3 Save SP (46)

148: +3 Save SP (49)

149: +3 Save SP (52)

150: +20 Advanced Spinning Cutter (Max), +20 Storm Break (Max) , Save SP (15)

151: +3 Save SP (18)

152: +3 Save SP (21)

153: +3 Save SP (24)

154: +3 Save SP (27)

155: +3 Save SP (30)

156: +3 Save SP (33)

157: +3 Save SP (36)

158: +3 Save SP (39)

159: +3 Save SP (42)

160: +30 Advanced Rolling Cross (Max), +15 Divine Leer (15)

161: +3 Divine Leer (18)

162: +2 Divine Leer (Max), Save SP (1)

163: +3 Save SP (4)

164: +3 Save SP (7)

165: +3 Save SP (10)

166: +3 Save SP (13)

167: +3 Save SP (16)

168: +3 Save SP (19)

169: +3 Save SP (22)

170: +25 Advanced Rolling Assault (25)

171: +3 Advanced Rolling Assault (28)

172: +2 Advanced Rolling Assault (Max), Save SP (1)

173: +1 Save SP (4)

174: +3 Save SP (7)

175: +3 Save SP (10)

176: +3 Save SP (13)

177: +3 Save SP (16)

178: +3 Save SP (19)

179: +3 Save SP (22)

180: +25 Advanced Storm Break (25)

181: +3 Advanced Storm Break (28)

182: +2 Advanced Storm Break (Max), +1 Wind Striker (2)

183: +3 Wind striker (5)

184: +3 Wind striker (8)

185: +2 Wind striker (Max), +1 Time Generator (2)

186: +3 Time Generator (5)

187: +3 Time Generator (8)

188: +3 Time Generator (11)

189: +3 Time Generator (14)

190: +3 Time Generator (17)

191: +3 Time Generator (Max)

Reasoning

Coming soon

Beta Skills

The female counterpart of Zero who was bound for quite some time until she was rescued by Alpha.

Beta's gameplay focus primarily on heavy defenses and delivering singular, slow but hard-hitting attacks towards her enemies. Her skillset gives her a prominent edge over boss enemies. Her weapon of choice is the Big Sword, a well-endowed weapon. It's governed by Lazuli, the spirit inside her weapon.


Icon Skill Name Description Type Mastered Element Prerequisites Required Level
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Heavy Sword Mastery Increases the Mastery, Attack Power, and Attack Speed of Heavy Sword type weapons. When attacking with a Heavy Sword type weapon, damage increase as the number of enemies hit decreases. Passive 10 x - 100
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Solid Body Strengthens Beta's Body, improving Weapon Defense, Magic Defense, Abnormal Status Resistance, all Elemental Resistance, and Stance Rate. Passive 20 x - 110
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Armor Split Strengthens the Heavy Sword. Grants a chance to split enemy armor and decrease enemy defense rate when attacking. Passive 20 x - 130
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Immune Barrier For every stack, gain 1% damage. Passive 20 x - 165
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Critical Bind Grants a chance to bind enemies in place when Beta attacks. Affected enemies will bleed and be more vulnerable to Alpha’s attacks. Passive 20 x - 185
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Rising Slash Launches enemies in front of you into the air. Active 10 x - 100
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Air Raid Attacks enemies in front of you, stomping on them in midair. Active 10 x Level 1 Rising Slash 100
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Air Riot A more powerful Air Raid, increasing its damage and giving it a wide shockwave. Active 20 x Level 10 Air Raid 150
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Throwing Weapon Throws your Great Sword with all of your might, cleaving through all enemies in its path. Active 10 x Level 1 Flash Cut 110
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Advanced Throwing Weapon An even more powerful Throwing Weapon attack. Increases damage and adds a knockback effect. Active 20 x Level 10 Throwing Weapon 155
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Flash Cut Forcefully swing your long sword to attack multiple enemies in front of you. Active 10 x - 105
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Spin Driver Uses your Great Sword’s weight to revolve in place, creating a whirlwhind that pulls enemies in. Active 20 x - 115
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Wheel Wind Spin like a whirlwind for a short time and attack enemies nearby. Use the Left and Right arrow keys while spinning to move. Active 20 x Level 1 Spin Driver 125
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Advanced Wheel Wind An even more powerful Blade Tempest, increasing its damage and enabling it to draw in monsters. Active 30 x Level 20 Wheel Wind 165
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Falling Star Jumps into the air, driving your sword into the ground in one decisive blow. Creates a shockwave on impact that does damage. Active 10 x Level 1 Giga Crash 140
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Earth Break Jumps high into the air, bringing down the Great Sword hard enough to split the ground beneath you. Creates a shockwave on impact that does damage. Active 20 x Level 1 Falling Star 145
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Advanced Earth Break An even more powerful Groundbreaker. Increases damage and grants a chance for instant KOs. Also creates an Shock Field on the ground, continually inflicting damage on enemies nearby. Active 30 x Level 20 Earth Break 170
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Giga Crash Hammer the ground with your sword to attack front enemies. Active 10 x - 135


Beta Skill Build

100: +8 Heavy Sword Mastery (AUTO)

101: +2 Heavy Sword Mastery (Max), +1 Rising Slash (1), +2 Air Raid (2)

102: +3 Save SP (3)

103: +3 Save SP (6)

104: +3 Save SP (9)

105: +10 Flash Cut (Max), + 2 Save SP (2)

106: +3 Save SP (5)

107: +3 Save SP (8)

108: +3 Save SP (11)

109: +3 Save SP (14)

110: +17 Solid Body (17)

111: +3 Solid Body (Max)

112: +3 Rising Slash (4)

113: +3 Rising Slash (7)

114: +3 Rising Slash (Max)

115: +3 Air Raid (5)

116: +2 Air Raid (7), +1 Spin Driver (1)

117: +3 Air Raid (Max)

118: +3 Save SP (3)

119: +3 Save SP (6)

120: +3 Save SP (9)

121: +3 Save SP (12)

122: +3 Save SP (15)

123: +3 Save SP (18)

124: +3 Save SP (21)

125: +20 Wheel Wind (Max), Save SP (4)

126: +3 Save SP (7)

127: +3 Save SP (10)

128: +3 Save SP (13)

129: +3 Save SP (16)

130: + 19 Armour Split (19)

131: +1 Armour Split (Max), Save SP (2)

132: +3 Save SP (5)

133: +3 Save SP (8)

134: +3 Save SP (11)

135: + 10 Giga Crash (Max), Save SP (4)

136: +3 Save SP (7)

137: +3 Save SP (10)

138: +3 Save SP (13)

139: +3 Save SP (16)

140: +10 Falling Star (Max), Save SP (9)

141: +3 Save SP (12)

142: +3 Save SP (15)

143: +3 Save SP (18)

144: +3 Save SP (21)

145: +20 Earth Break (Max), Save SP (4)

146: +3 Save SP (7)

147: +3 Save SP (10)

148: +3 Save SP (13)

149: +3 Save SP (16)

150: +19 Advanced Air Raid (19)

151: +1 Advanced Air Raid (Max), +2 Throwing Weapon (2)

152: +3 Throwing Weapon (5)

153: +3 Throwing Weapon (8)

154: +2 Throwing Weapon (Max), + Save SP (1)

155: +4 Advanced Throwing Weapon (4)

156: +3 Advanced Throwing Weapon (7)

157: +3 Advanced Throwing Weapon (10)

158: +3 Advanced Throwing Weapon (13)

159: +3 Advanced Throwing Weapon (16)

160: +3 Advanced Throwing Weapon (19)

161: +1 Advanced Throwing Weapon (Max), Save SP (2)

162: +3 Save SP (5)

163: +3 Save SP (8)

164: +3 Save SP (11)

165: +13 Immune Barrier (13), +1 Advanced Wheel Wind (1)

166: +3 Immune Barrier (16)

167: +3 Immune Barrier (19)

168: +1 Immune Barrier (Max), Save SP (2)

169: +3 Save SP (5)

170: +8 Advanced Earth Break (8)

171: +3 Advanced Earth Break (11)

172: +3 Advanced Earth Break (14)

173: +3 Advanced Earth Break (17)

174: +3 Advanced Earth Break (20)

175: +3 Advanced Earth Break (23)

176: +3 Advanced Earth Break (26)

177: +3 Advanced Earth Break (29)

178: +1 Advanced Earth Break (Max)

Reasoning

Coming soon

Training Locations

This part is meant to help you level up with ease!


Level 100-180

Job Quests / Zero Story Line -Highly Recommended

You must do the zero story line in the mirror world until 180.


Level 180-200

Hall of Honour -Highly Recommended


Red Leaf High -Highly Recommended

StrongHold -Recommended

Level 200-250

Future Perion -Highly Recommended

Twisted Aqua Road -Highly Recommended


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Update Log

24/12: Added more skill build for Alpha


Credits

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