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All explorers start as beginners. Beginners are usually melee attackers due to their inability to use ranged weapons and the relative unavailability of attack skills. The Three Snails skill is the beginner's only ranged attack skill, but only has the capability to deal 40 damage. Beginners have no other attack skills and rely on normal attacks to deal damage. Beginners typically train in preparation for the first job advancement, where they may become a Warrior, Magician, Thief, Bowman, or Pirate.


Beginners are generally called "Noobs" as most Beginners that come into Maplestory don't know anything about it, and ask people for stuff like money, equipment, and information. Most of the time they're ignored, or asked to leave.

Though there are Perma-Beginners, which have ALOT of respect, as they are Beginners who trained with horrible weapons, a low damage range, and spend a great amount of time to get to reach higher levels.

Also, Perma-Beginners are given access to wield the Maroon Mop at level 36. The Maroon Mop is currently the strongest weapon there is, possessing an average of 220 weapon attack, although this is only in MapleSEA.

Permanent Beginners

Main article: Perma Beginner

Due to a general lack of skills and equipment unique to the class, beginners are the weakest of the classes and most players will take the first job advancement at their first opportunity. In spite of this, some players remain beginners and continue training without taking a job advancement. These characters are called permanent beginners. While most permanent beginners proceed to Victoria Island and other areas of the game for quests and monsters suited to higher level characters, a subset of beginners called Islanders decide to remain on Maple Island and train exclusively on lower level monsters such as slimes and pigs.


Icon Skill Name Description Type Mastered Element Prerequisites
ThreeSnails.gif Three Snails Hurls snail shells to attack monsters from long distance. Active 3 x -
Recovery.gif Recovery Enables the user to recover HP constantly for 30 sec. Supportive 3 x -
NimbleFeet.gif Nimble Feet Enables the character to move around quickly for a short amount of time. Supportive 3 x -
Blessing of the Sprite.png Blessing of the Fairy Skill Point will increase by 1 when the related character reaches above Lv.10. Supportive 20 x -
Empress's Blessing.png Empress's Blessing Grants 1 skill level for every 5 levels your highest level Cygnus character has. Between Blessing of the Fairy and Empress's Blessing, the higher increase is applied. Supportive 30 x -
Link Manager.png 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. Supportive 1 x Must reach level 10.
Echo of Hero.png Echo of Hero Increase weapon attack and magic attack on all players around. Supportive 1 x Must be a level 200.
Maple Return.png Maple Return Return to Maple Island. Supportive 1 x Must reach 2nd Job.
Will of the Alliance.png Will of the Alliance Strong force is released according to the Willpower of the Alliance. Passive 1 x Complete The Birth of an Alliance.

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