KMS KMS ver. 1.2.342 – MapleStory NEO: Chaser of Darkness, Kain!

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    The second patch of the winter update, MapleStory NEO, has been released. It includes the new Nova archer job, the Chaser of Darkness, Kain! By the way, it’s pronounced like “fine” but with a ‘k’ at the beginning instead of the ‘f’, not “cane”!!


    Overview



    • New Job <Chaser of Darkness, Kain>
      • While dealing with the organization’s enemies, by chance, Kain realizes that the organization has been deceiving him. Check out his story.
    • NEO Events
      • Listen to the beautiful melody of Lune’s Magic Orgel while collecting Neo Stones.
      • Enjoy the newly added minigames, Higher and Higher Neo Castle and Battle Reversi.
    MapleStory NEO


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    The MapleStory NEO update will take place over 3 patches:

    • Signal (December 17)
    • Chaser of Darkness, Kain (January 7)
    • Hotel Arcus (January 28)

    The first patch will feature Cernium as a permanent level 260+ area, as well as the level cap increase to 300 and other growth-related changes. The second patch contains the new job, the Nova archer Kain. The third patch contains the new level 270+ area Hotel Arcus as well as the Chosen One Seren as a new boss.


    For Kain’s theme called Not Belong Anyone, MapleStory collaborated with a Korean rapper named BewhY!

    New Job <Chaser of Darkness, Kain>

    Information

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    Kain, part of an organization that dominated Toolen City in Grandis by force, discovered that his boss was deceiving him, so he begins a fight to recover his lost past.

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    Kain uses the Breath Shooter (one-handed weapon) and melee weapons from his Weapon Belt to deal with wounded enemies. Unleash the power of the ancient gods, bless your enemies with death, and deal deadly hits.


    Nexon uploaded the Kain cinematic video.


    They also uploaded a combat style video, showing off some of its gameplay.

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    Kain’s Union effect is 10/20/40/80/100 DEX.

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    Kain’s medals have been added.

    • Candidate of the Night (Lv. 10)
    • Judge of Rage (Lv. 30)
    • Investigator of Memories (Lv. 60)
    • Heir of Malice (Lv. 100)
    • Chaser of Darkness (Lv. 200)
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    Kain’s beginning town, Toolen City, has been added. Toolen City is a city built on a drilling boat in the polluted seas of Savage Terminal.

    Click to view slideshow.
    Toolen City
    https://orangemushroom.files.wordpress.com/2020/12/bgm56.img_.toolencity_new.mp3

    The Dispossessed
    https://orangemushroom.files.wordpress.com/2020/12/bgm56.img_.thedispossessed_new.mp3

    Dispossessed Anger
    https://orangemushroom.files.wordpress.com/2020/12/bgm56.img_.dispossessedanger_new.mp3

    Doubt You
    https://orangemushroom.files.wordpress.com/2020/12/bgm56.img_.doubtyou_new.mp3

    Happy Birthday My Dear
    https://orangemushroom.files.wordpress.com/2020/12/bgm56.img_.habbybirthdaymydear_new.mp3

    Malice
    https://orangemushroom.files.wordpress.com/2020/12/bgm56.img_.malice_new.mp3

    Here are the new maps, with the new BGMs.

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    New NPCs have been added to Toolen City.

    • Boss
    • Tirag
    • Doctor Y
    • Liability Manager
    • Senior Manager
    • Manager
    • Guyu
    • Ilyin
    • Bias
    • Drakaz
    • Romina
    • Royce
    • Amos
    • Kudan
    • Biters
    • Suspicious Crow
    • Tilam
    • Prong
    • Nuim
    Click to view slideshow.
    Here are their illustrations.

    Warning: possible spoilers right below this!

    Click to view slideshow.
    Here are the story illustrations.

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    New monsters have been added to Toolen City.

    • Nimble Biterz (Lv. 10)
    • Agile Biterz (Lv. 13)
    • Security Robot D2-78 (Lv. 20)
    • Security Robot C1-49 (Lv. 26)
    • Bulky Biterz (Lv. 27)
    • Giant Biterz (Lv. 28)
    • Skilled Drakaz (Lv. 30)
    • Expert Drakaz (Lv. 30)
    Skills


    Beginner

    • [​IMG] Prior Preparation: To ensure that your enemies are dealt with, prepare in advance. (max level: 2) (Link Skill)
      • Level 1: When you kill 8 enemies or hit a boss monster 5 times, complete 1 preparation. When you have 5 preparations, your damage is increased by 9% for 20 seconds. Cooldown: 40 seconds.
      • Level 2: When you kill 8 enemies or hit a boss monster 5 times, complete 1 preparation. When you have 5 preparations, your damage is increased by 17% for 20 seconds. Cooldown: 40 seconds.

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    • [​IMG] To Toolen City: Return to Toolen City. (max level: 1)
      • Level 1: Consumes 30 MP. Move to Toolen City.
        Cooldown: 600 seconds.

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    • [​IMG] Exclusive Spell: Increases all nearby characters’ attack and magic attack. Cooldown: 2 hours. (max level: 1)
      • Level 1: Consumes 30 MP. For 40 minutes, increases attack and magic attack by 4%.

    1st Job

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    • [​IMG][​IMG] Strike Arrow: Fire several arrows at once to effectively suppress enemies. When the attack hits an enemy, arrow fragments will be fired to nearby enemies, dealing an additional attack to enemies not hit by the arrows.
      When used, sometimes the uncontrollable Malice’s effects will manifest as a special form. (level 20 required for the 2nd job skill Strike Arrow II) (max level: 20)
      • Level 20: Consumes 14 MP. Deals 70% damage 5 times on up to 4 enemies.
        Arrow Fragments: Deals 55% damage 5 times on up to 3 enemies not hit by Strike Arrow.

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    • [​IMG] Shadow Step: Hide your body in darkness and move quickly. This skill can be used with the 4 arrow keys. When used with an arrow key, you will move in that direction. This skill can be used while using certain skills.
      While moving, you will be in Dark Sight, avoiding enemy attacks. When this skill is used on the ground in the left or right directions, you can use the skill again to instantly stop. (max level: 10)
      • Level 10: Consumes 30 MP.
        Cooldown: 10 seconds.
        [Passive effect: 10 speed.]

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    • [​IMG] Grappling Wire: Fire a special wire made with Drakaz technology which you can move on. When you use the skill, fire the grappling wire at a platform, after which you can use the skill again to move on the wire. While you are moving, you can press the skill key again to cancel your movement. When you use the skill with the arrow keys, it will be fired at a 45° angle in that direction. This skill can be used in the air, and when it is, you will remain in the air for a short time. After the wire is attached to a platform, if it is not used for a certain period of time, it will automatically return. (max level: 10)
      • Level 10: Consumes 21 MP. Fire a wire at a platform. Use the skill again to move on the wire.
        [Passive effect: 10 jump.]

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    • [​IMG] Shadow Swift: Jump one more time while in the air to move a long distance. (max level: 5)
      • Level 5: Consumes 10 MP. Jump a certain distance.
    • [​IMG] Hitman: Acquire the ability to deal with enemies of the organization. (max level: 10)
      • Level 10: 40 attack, 35% critical rate, 50% stance, 15% max HP, 200 defense, 15% damage reduction.
    • [​IMG] Covert: Move faster and more covertly. (max level: 10)
      • Level 10: 25% avoid, 20 speed, 20 maximum speed, 10 jump.

    2nd Job

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    • [​IMG] Possession: Realize your abilities and become able to control a part of the Devil Dragon Satiras’ powers.
      When skills that use the Breath Shooter hit an enemy or every few seconds on your own, create Malice. When it reaches a certain amount, acquire one Malice Stone. You can consume the Malice Stone to Manifest Satiras’ malice and enter Possession mode.
      In Possession Mode, Breath Shooter skills (except certain skills) will be enhanced to their Possess versions, and after a Possess skill is used 1 time, Possession Mode will be cancelled. Possess skills ignore the base skills’ remaining Cartridges and cooldowns, and after they are used, a re-possess cooldown is applied. You cannot use Possession while in Possession mode and if you use it while using an attacking skill, you will enter Possession mode without a cast action.
      By controlling your power, Strike Arrow’s uncontrolled Possess is removed. (max level: 1)
      • Level 1: Create 10 Malice every few seconds.
        Create 13 Malice when a Breath Shooter skill hits an enemy.
        100 Malice is required to acquire a Malice Stone. You can hold up to 2 Malice Stones at a time.
        When you use the skill, consume 1 Malice Stone to enter Possession mode for 15 seconds.
        Cooldown: 0.3 seconds.
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    • [​IMG] Dragon Fang: Drawn by the scent of death, the Devil Dragon’s remnants materialize into fangs which spread more death. Dragon Fang is summoned when Kain’s own attacking skills hit enemies a certain number of times. If Dragon Fang hits an enemy using Damage Reflect, you will not take damage. The enemy with the highest maximum HP in range will be prioritized.
      If you change maps, they will disappear and based on the remaining duration, the number of hits required to create them will be decreased.
      When you use the skill, the effects will be activated. When you use it again, they will be deactivated. On/off skill. (level 20 required for the 5th job skill Grip of Agony) (max level: 20)
      • Level 20: 40 second summon.
        When Kain’s own attacking skills hit an enemy, enter Attack Mode and activate Dragon Bite which tracks an enemy and deals 100% damage 4 times. After Attack Mode is activated, up to 7 Dragon Bites will be cast and then return. Damage is increased by 50% on normal monsters.
        Up to 3 can be summoned.
        Attack Mode activation cooldown: 3 seconds.

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    • [​IMG] Strike Arrow II: After using Strike Arrow, fire consecutive arrows to suppress enemies more effectively. After using Strike Arrow, you can use the skill again within a short period of time to use this skill. Strike Arrow’s arrow fragments are activated in the same way. (required skill: level 20 Strike Arrow) (level 20 required for the 3rd job skill Strike Arrow III) (max level: 20)
      • Level 20: Consumes 14 MP. Deals 160% damage 5 times on up to 4 enemies.
        [Passive Effect: Strike Arrow’s damage is increased by 89%p, arrow fragments’ damage is increased by 85%p.]
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    • [​IMG] [Possess] Strike Arrow: [Possess Skill] Your malice changes the arrows to increase their range and power. (max level: 20)
      • Level 20: Consumes 14 MP. Deals 200% damage 8 times on up to 6 enemies.

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    • [​IMG] Scattering Shot: Scatter arrows in multiple directions to attack in a wide range. (max level: 20)
      • Level 20: Consumes 35 MP. Fire 5 arrows that each deal 120% damage 4 times. Each arrow can hit up to 2 enemies. Damage is increased by 30% on normal monsters.
        If multiple arrows hit 1 enemy, the 2nd and later arrows’ final damage will be decreased by 50%.
        Prepare 1 Scattering Shot Cartridge every 6 seconds. You can hold up to 3 Cartridges at a time.

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    • [​IMG] [Possess] Scattering Shot: [Possess Skill] An arrow infused with malice tracks enemies. The enemy with the highest maximum HP in range will be prioritized. If Scattering Shot hits an enemy using Damage Reflect, you will not take damage. (max level: 20)
      • Level 20: Consumes 35 MP. Fire 6 arrows that each deal 135% damage 4 times. Damage is increased by 30% on normal monsters.
        If multiple arrows hit 1 enemy, the 2nd and later arrows’ final damage will be decreased by 50%.
        Re-possess cooldown: 6 seconds.

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    • [​IMG] Breath Shooter Booster: Consume MP to increase the Breath Shooter’s attack speed by 2 stages. (required skill: level 5 Breath Shooter Mastery) (max level: 10)
      • Level 10: Consumes 10 MP. For 200 seconds, increase the Breath Shooter’s attack speed.
    • [​IMG] Breath Shooter Mastery: Increases Breath Shooter mastery and attack. (level 19 required for the 4th job skill Breath Shooter Expert) (max level: 19)
      • Level 19: Breath Shooter mastery increased to 50%. 40 attack.
    • [​IMG] Physical Training: By training your body, permanently increases dexterity. (max level: 5)
      • Level 5: 60 DEX.

    3rd Job

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    • [​IMG] Strike Arrow III: After using Strike Arrow II, fire consecutive arrows to suppress enemies more effectively. After using Strike Arrow II, you can use the skill again within a short period of time to use this skill. Strike Arrow’s arrow fragments are activated in the same way. (required skill: level 20 Strike Arrow II) (max level: 20)
      • Level 20: Consumes 10 MP. Deals 240% damage 5 times on up to 4 enemies.
        [Passive Effect: Strike Arrow’s damage is increased by 79%p, Strike Arrow II’s damage is increased by 79%p, [Possess] Strike Arrow’s damage is increased by 80%p, arrow fragments’ damage is increased by 60%p.]
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    • [​IMG] Death Blessing: Give the blessing of death to enemies exposed to malice. When specific Possess skills and Thanatos Descent’s Area of Death hit an enemy, they receive the blessing. When they are hit by an Execute skill, the blessing is materialized and they are destroyed from the inside. When the blessing is materialized, you receive Merit which enhances Death Blessing and Execute skills and Shadow Step’s cooldown is reset.
      Death Blessing deals damage to enemies using Damage Ignore and Damage Reflect. [Possess/Execute] Sneaky Sniping does not receive the effects of the Merit buff. (level 20 required for the 4th job skill Advanced Death Blessing) (max level: 20)
      • Level 20: 90 second duration, stacks up to 15 times.
        Materialized Blessing: Consume 1 Death Blessing stack to deal 140% damage 10 times and acquire the Merit buff.
        Merit Buff: For 5 seconds, Death Blessing/Execute skills’ final damage is increased by 10% and create 10 Malice when an Execute skill hits an enemy and materializes the blessing.
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    • [​IMG] Shaft Break: Fire an arrow that pierces through enemies then collapses and explodes. Before it collapses, the arrow pulls in enemies. It collapses after it pierces through a certain number of enemies, attacks a boss monster, or reaches the end of its range. If the explosion hits an enemy using Damage Reflect, you will not take damage. (max level: 20)
      • Level 20: Consumes 67 MP. Deals 180% damage 3 times on up to 3 enemies.
        When it collapses, it pulls in up to 7 enemies then explodes, dealing 140% damage 10 times on up to 10 enemies.
        Prepare 1 Shaft Break Cartridge every 8 seconds. You can hold up to 3 Cartridges at a time.
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    • [​IMG] [Possess] Shaft Break: [Possess Skill] After the arrow explodes, malice remains like a tornado to torment enemies. Only the explosion will inflict Death Blessing on enemies. If the tornado hits an enemy using Damage Reflect, you will not take damage. (max level: 20)
      • Level 20: Consumes 67 MP. Deals 180% damage 3 times on up to 3 enemies.
        When it collapses, it pulls in up to 7 enemies then explodes, dealing 220% damage 10 times on up to 10 enemies.
        The tornado deals 40% damage 3 times on up to 10 enemies continuously.
        Re-possess cooldown: 11 seconds.

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    • [​IMG] [Execute] Phantom Blade: [Execute Skill] Quickly cut enemies in front of you using a sword hidden inside the Breath Shooter. (max level: 20)
      • Level 20: Consumes 30 MP. Deals 155% damage 6 times on up to 4 enemies.

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    • [​IMG] [Execute] Tearing Knife: [Execute Skill] Stab enemies with a sharp dagger and pull it out, dealing fatal damage. If [Execute] Tearing Knife kills an enemy, Shadow Step’s cooldown is reset. (level 20 required for the 5th job skill Fatal Blitz) (max level: 20)
      • Level 20: Consumes 40 MP. Deals 210% damage 7 times on up to 4 enemies.
        Cooldown: 4.5 seconds.
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    • [​IMG] Remain Incense: Gather and crystallize the manifested malice. If Kain’s own attacking skills hit an enemy near a created crystal, it will attack nearby enemies. If Remain Incense hits an enemy using Damage Reflect, you will not take damage.
      When you use the skill, the effects will be activated. When you use it again, they will be deactivated. On/off skill. (max level: 15)
      • Level 15: When a Possess skill or Thanatos Descent’s Area of Death is activated, create crystals for 10 seconds. The number created changes depending on the used skill.
        When activated, each crystal will deal 90% damage 4 times on 1 enemy. Damage is increased by 100% on normal monsters.
        Recreation cooldown: 0.3 seconds.
    • [​IMG] Natural Born Instinct: Awaken your innate Black Nova instinct. (max level: 10)
      • Level 10: 20% final damage, 40 attack, 20% critical rate, 10% defense ignore, 30 status resistance, 30% elemental resistance.
    • [​IMG] Grinding: Sharpen and polish yourself. (level 9 required for the 4th job skill Grinding II) (max level: 9)
      • Level 9: 20% max MP, 20% defense.
        Scattering Shot’s damage is increased by 75%p.
        [Possess] Scattering Shot’s damage is increased by 80%p.
        Dragon Fang’s damage is increased by 50%p.

    4th Job

    • [​IMG] Possession II: Gain control over the deeper malice. (max level: 1)
      • Level 1: Malice created every few seconds is increased to 20, Malice created when a Breath Shooter skill hits an enemy is increased to 18, maximum number of Malice Stones is increased to 4.
    • [​IMG] Advanced Death Blessing: Through deeper malice, enhance the blessing of death and make enemies’ death and fear into your own strength. (required skill: level 20 Death Blessing) (level 10 required for the 5th job skill Dragon Burst) (max level: 10)
      • Level 10: Recover 5% max HP when you kill 50 enemies.
        When the Death Blessing is materialized on boss monsters, recover 3% max HP.
        Materialized Blessing: Damage is increased by 135%p.
        Merit Buff: Death Blessing/Execute skills’ final damage boost is increased by 5%p, Malice created when an Execute skill hits an enemy and materializes the blessing is increased by 2.

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    • [​IMG] Falling Dust: Jump high and fire shockwave arrows downwards. The arrows will move a certain distance then activate a shockwave, attacking nearby enemies. If this skill is used in the air, it can be used without jumping. (max level: 30)
      • Level 30: Consumes 95 MP. Deals 410% damage 8 times on up to 12 enemies.
        Prepare 1 Falling Dust Cartridge every 10 seconds. You can hold up to 2 Cartridges at a time.
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    • [​IMG] [Possess] Falling Dust: [Possess Skill] After the shockwave is activated, a giant malice strikes the enemy once more. Only the shockwave will inflict Death Blessing on enemies. If the malice hits an enemy using Damage Reflect, you will not take damage. (max level: 30)
      • Level 30: Consumes 95 MP. Deals 420% damage 8 times on up to 12 enemies. Afterwards, the malice erupts, dealing 240% damage 15 times on up to 15 enemies.
        Re-possess cooldown: 14 seconds.
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    • [​IMG] [Execute] Chain Sickle: [Execute Skill] Throw a sickle connected to a chain forward. After a large swing, the returning chain winds up and slams enemies from above. Only the large swing will materialize Death Blessing on enemies. If [Execute] Chain Sickle kills an enemy, Shadow Step’s cooldown is reset. (max level: 30)
      • Level 30: Consumes 95 MP. Deals 200% damage 6 times on up to 5 enemies, then activates a final strike, dealing 200% damage 12 times on up to 5 enemies.
        Cooldown: 7 seconds.
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    • [​IMG] [Execute] Poison Needle: [Execute Skill] After spinning forward to cut enemies, do a backflip, and throw poison needles in all directions. When this skill is used in the air, you will remain in the air while throwing poison needles. This skill is not affected by attack speed increases. Only the spinning cut will materialize Death Blessing on enemies. If [Execute] Poison Needle kills an enemy, Shadow Step’s cooldown is reset. (max level: 30)
      • Level 30: Consumes 105 MP. Deals 235% damage 8 times on up to 6 enemies. After that, perform a continuous attack, dealing 190% damage 8 times on up to 6 enemies. Enemies hit by the consecutive attack will be inflicted with DoT, dealing 290% damage every second for 12 seconds.
        Cooldown: 15 seconds.

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    • [​IMG] Dragon Scale: Create a shield that excludes all life except yourself and negates attacks with malice. When this skill is used, become invincible. If you hold the key down, you will remain invincible for a certain period of time. You can move during it. This skill is not affected by cooldown resets. (max level: 20)
      • Level 20: Consumes 8% max MP per second. Maximum key down time of 3.4 seconds.
        Cooldown: 40 seconds.
        [Passive Effect: 30% avoid rate.]

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    • [​IMG] Nova Warrior: Increases all party members’ stats by a certain percentage for a certain period of time. This skill does not stack with Maple Warrior, Cygnus Knights, Nova Warrior, Lef Warrior, Another World’s Warrior, Anima Warrior, or Rhinne’s Blessing. (max level: 30)
      • Level 30: Consumes 70 MP. For 900 seconds, increases all stats of directly invested AP by 15%.

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    • [​IMG] Nova Hero’s Will: Focus your mind to remove status conditions. After this skill is used, ignore all statuses for 3 seconds. However, this does not apply to certain statuses. (max level: 5)
      • Level 5: Consumes 5 MP. Cooldown: 360 seconds.
    • [​IMG] Grinding II: Sharpen and polish yourself further, raising the completion to its limits. (required skill: level 9 Grinding) (max level: 30)
      • Level 30: 30 attack.
        Strike Arrow, Strike Arrow II, Strike Arrow III, and arrow fragments’ damage are increased by 100%p.
        [Possess] Strike Arrow’s damage is increased by 85%p.
        Scattering Shot’s damage is increased by 75%p.
        [Possess] Scattering Shot’s damage is increased by 80%p.
        Dragon Fang’s damage is increased by 70%p.
        Shaft Break’s arrows and explosion’s damage are increased by 60%p.
        [Possess] Shaft Break’s arrows and explosion’s damage are increased by 90%p, tornado’s damage is increased by 15%p.
        [Execute] Phantom Blade’s damage is increased by 75%p.
        [Execute] Tearing Knife’s damage is increased by 95%p.
        Remain Incense’s damage is increased by 60%p.
    • [​IMG] Dogma: Develop your own creed and grow yourself through your imposed restrictions. (max level: 20)
      • Level 20: 20% final damage, 20% critical damage, 30% defense ignore.
    • [​IMG] Breath Shooter Expert: Increases your Breath Shooter mastery and attack. (required skill: level 19 Breath Shooter Mastery) (max level: 30)
      • Level 30: Breath Shooter mastery increased to 70%.
        30% final damage, 30 attack, 20% critical damage.
    • [​IMG] Adapt to Death: Adapt to death and fear. (max level: 20)
      • Level 20: 10% damage, 10% boss damage, 20% max HP, 15% damage reduction.

    Hyper

    • [​IMG]Breath Shooter – Ignore Guard: Breath Shooter skills (4th job or lower and Hyper Skills)’ defense ignore is increased by 15%. [required level: 140]
    • [​IMG] Breath Shooter – Reinforce: Breath Shooter skills (4th job or lower and Hyper Skills)’ damage is increased by 10%. [required level: 150]
    • [​IMG] Breath Shooter – Boss Killer: Breath Shooter skills (4th job or lower and Hyper Skills)’ damage to bosses is increased by 15%. [required level: 180]
    • [​IMG] Execute – Ignore Guard: Execute skills (4th job or lower and Hyper Skills)’ defense ignore is increased by 25%. [required level: 150]
    • [​IMG] Execute – Reinforce: Execute skills (4th job or lower and Hyper Skills)’ damage is increased by 20%. [required level: 165]
    • [​IMG] Execute – Enhance: When Death Blessing’s final damage boost effect is active, you cannot be knocked back by any attack while using Execute skills. [required level: 190]
    • [​IMG] Remain Incense – Reinforce: Remain Incense’s damage is increased by 50%. [required level: 150]
    • [​IMG] Dragon Fang – Add Range: Dragon Fang’s enemy tracking range is increased by 10%. [required level: 165]
    • [​IMG] Dragon Scale – Extra Healing: While using Dragon Scale, recover 7% max HP per second. [required level: 190]

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    • [​IMG] Chasing Shot: Fire arrows that track enemies and attack them. This skill is not affected by attack speed increases. This skill cannot be used if there is no enemy to track. (max level: 1) [required level: 140]
      • Level 1: Consumes 300 MP. Fire 3 arrows that each deal 320% damage 6 times on up to 7 enemies.
        Cooldown: 30 seconds.
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    • [​IMG] Sneaky Sniping: Focus your mind to secretly aim at enemies and snipe them. The more you hold the key down and aim, the attack range will change. When the key is released, an invisible shockwave is activated. This skill is not affected by attack speed increases. (max level: 1) [required level: 160]
      • Level 1: Consumes 350 MP. Maximum key down duration of 1.4 seconds. Activate 5 shockwaves that each deal 175% damage 10 times on up to 12 enemies.
        Prepare 1 Sneaky Sniping Cartridge every 40 seconds. You can hold up to 1 Cartridge at a time.
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    • [​IMG] [Possess/Execute] Sneaky Sniping: [Possess/Execute Skill] Snipe enemies using arrows of condensed malice. The more you hold the key down and aim, the attack range will change. When the key is released, a giant arrow pierces through enemies, dealing deadly damage. If [Possess/Execute] Sneaky Sniping kills an enemy, Shadow Step’s cooldown is reset. (max level: 1) [required level: 160]
      • Level 1: Consumes 350 MP. Maximum key down duration of 1.6 seconds. Activate 5 shockwaves that each deal 200% damage 12 times on up to 12 enemies.
        Re-possess cooldown: 60 seconds.

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    • [​IMG] Incarnation: Become the incarnation of malice, granting others the ability to use Death Blessing. This skill is not affected by cooldown resets. If a party member’s attack activates Death Blessing and hits an enemy using Damage Reflect, you will not take damage. (level 1 required for the 5th job skill Thanatos Descent) (max level: 1) [required level: 190]
      • Level 1: Consumes 500 MP. For 40 seconds, increase your damage by 15%, attack by 15%, and stance by 50%.
        Death Blessing’s number of hits is increased to 13.
        When party members’ attacks near Kain hit an enemy, a Death Blessing aura is activated that deals 150% damage 6 times. Reactivation cooldown: 3 seconds.
        Cooldown: 180 seconds.

    5th Job

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    • [​IMG] [Possess] Dragon Burst: [Possess Skill] Bring out your inherent power through the Breath Shooter and shoot it forwards. This skill can be used even if you are not in Possession mode, and it does not cancel Possession mode. All of Dragon Burst’s attacks will inflict Death Blessing on enemies. (required skill: level 10 Advanced Death Blessing) (max level: 25)
      • Level 25: Consumes 750 MP. Maximum key down duration of 5 seconds. Deals 800% damage 12 times on up to 12 enemies continuously. The attack can be activated up to 15 times. When all of the attack activations are used, the skill will immediately end.
        You can change directions. After changing directions, you can change again after 0.5 seconds.
        Cooldown: 90 seconds.
      • Level 30: Consumes 750 MP. Maximum key down duration of 5 seconds. Deals 880% damage 12 times on up to 12 enemies continuously. The attack can be activated up to 15 times. When all of the attack activations are used, the skill will immediately end.
        You can change directions. After changing directions, you can change again after 0.5 seconds.
        Cooldown: 90 seconds.
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    • [​IMG] [Execute] Fatal Blitz: [Execute Skill] Move quickly to slash enemies in front of you, dealing deadly blows. If [Execute] Fatal Blitz kills an enemy, Shadow Step’s cooldown is reset. (required skill: level 20 Tearing Knife) (max level: 25)
      • Level 25: Consumes 750 MP. Deals 600% damage 12 times on up to 8 enemies continuously for 2 seconds. The attack can be activated up to 14 times. When all of the attack activations are used, the skill will immediately end.
        Cooldown: 90 seconds.
      • Level 30: Consumes 750 MP. Deals 660% damage 12 times on up to 8 enemies continuously for 2 seconds. The attack can be activated up to 14 times. When all of the attack activations are used, the skill will immediately end.
        Cooldown: 90 seconds.
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    • [​IMG] Thanatos Descent: Assimilate with the Devil Dragon Satiras and descend to the earth with malice and death. You can use the skill again to shoot malice into the air and create an area of death around you for a short period of time, granting an inevitable death to enemies. The Arrows of Death will prioritize the enemy with the highest maximum HP in range. If any of Thanatos Descent’s attacks hit an enemy using Damage Reflect, you will not take damage. (required skill: level 1 Incarnation) (max level: 25)
      • Level 25: Consumes 1000 MP. For 35 seconds, increases your damage by 40% and stance by 50%.
        Malice created every few seconds is increased to 40, Malice created when a Breath Shooter skill hits an enemy is increased to 35.
        When your own attacking skills hit an enemy, fire 6 Arrows of Death, each dealing 650% damage 3 times. Damage is increased by 25% on normal monsters. Reactivation cooldown: 3 seconds.
        When the skill is reused, it will instantly end, creating an Area of Death which deals 1300% damage 15 times on up to 15 enemies continuously. You are invincible during the cast action of the Area of Death.
        Cooldown: 180 seconds.
      • Level 30: Consumes 1000 MP. For 35 seconds, increases your damage by 45% and stance by 50%.
        Malice created every few seconds is increased to 40, Malice created when a Breath Shooter skill hits an enemy is increased to 35.
        When your own attacking skills hit an enemy, fire 6 Arrows of Death, each dealing 715% damage 3 times. Damage is increased by 25% on normal monsters. Reactivation cooldown: 3 seconds.
        When the skill is reused, it will instantly end, creating an Area of Death which deals 1430% damage 15 times on up to 15 enemies continuously. You are invincible during the cast action of the Area of Death.
        Cooldown: 180 seconds.
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    • [​IMG] Grip of Agony: Sacrifice your enemies’ agony to summon the Devil Dragon Satiras’ Hands of Suffering. If the hands hit an enemy using Damage Reflect, you will not take damage. (required skill: level 20 Dragon Fang) (max level: 25)
      • Level 25: Passive Effect: When you kill 30 enemies or hit a boss monster 25 times, harvest 1 Agony. You can harvest up to 15 Agonies.
        Active Effect: Consumes 1000 MP. Requires a minimum of 1 Agony. Consumes all harvested Agonies to summon the Hands of Suffering for 6 seconds, dealing 950% damage 6 times on up to 12 enemies continuously. For every additional Agony, the duration is increased by 1 second.
        Cooldown: 180 seconds.
      • Level 30: Passive Effect: When you kill 30 enemies or hit a boss monster 25 times, harvest 1 Agony. You can harvest up to 15 Agonies.
        Active Effect: Consumes 1000 MP. Requires a minimum of 1 Agony. Consumes all harvested Agonies to summon the Hands of Suffering for 6 seconds, dealing 1045% damage 6 times on up to 12 enemies continuously. For every additional Agony, the duration is increased by 1 second.
        Cooldown: 180 seconds.
    Improvements and Bug Fixes

    Skills


    Fixed an issue where the client would exit if a pushing skill was used on an enemy at the same time as a pulling skill.

    A short action has been added when using Seed rings’ active skills.

    Fixed an issue where Paladin’s Lightning Charge’s stun on normal monsters would last longer than the mark.

    Fixed an issue with Soul Master where sometimes the face could not be seen normally when switching stances.

    Fixed an issue where if Aran sat in a chair, their Combo would not appear to be decreased.

    Fixed an issue where if Evan moved after using a Dragon skill, Mir would cover the terrain.

    Fixed an issue with Phantom in Will where if they used stolen skills, the Moonlight Gauge UI disappeared.

    [​IMG] When Luminous’ Baptism of Light and Darkness is not on cooldown, they can no longer acquire the maximum number of ritual swords when Absolute Kill hits an enemy.

    Fixed an issue where Blaster’s Burning Breaker sometimes did not receive the effects of Combination Training’s final damage boost.

    Kaiser’s Infernal Breath’s skill description has been updated to include the flames’ duration and damage.

    Fixed an issue where if Kaiser cancelled Final Trans, the Transfiguration effects would not apply.

    Kinesis’ Psychic Ground’s skill description has been updated to match the current logic of the final damage boost applying only to yourself.

    Fixed an issue where if Kinesis used Psychic Grab, the effect would appear in between the face and hair.

    Fixed an issue where if Kinesis used Ultimate – Psychic Bullet again right before the micro black hole disappeared, the micro black hole would not be created.

    Boss Monsters


    Fixed an issue in Elite Boss bonus stages where a smaller number of Suspicious Mimics would appear.

    You can now acquire the Destruction King Destroyer title even if you participate in Urus after achieving the requirements.

    Fixed an issue where Tarantulus’ certain skill actions were outputted awkwardly.

    If Bloody Queen is defeated while the Mirror of Seduction is summoned, it will now disappear together with the boss.

    When you enter Cygnus or Magnus, you will now remain in your current channel instead of being moved to the etc channel.

    Fixed an issue where Easy Magnus’ patterns’ sound effects were not outputted.

    DoT damage on Zakum’s arms will now be outputted based on the arms’ locations.

    Fixed an issue in Papulatus where if you died during the time explosion pattern, sometimes the Buff Freezer UI would be outputted twice.

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    In Will phase 3, the poison pattern’s received damage boost and final damage boost has been decreased from 100% to 30%.

    Fixed an issue in Dusk where if items dropped on the tentacle platforms, they would be moved to the corner of the map.

    Fixed an issue in Jin Hilla practice mode where the UI would be hidden.

    Quests and Maps


    Fixed an issue with the ‘Mr. Sweatbottom’s Secret Book’ quest where the NPC location was incorrect.

    Fixed an issue where if you changed the BGM through the music box in Elluel then adjusted the volume, the previous BGM would be played.

    Fixed certain awkward backgrounds in Destroyed Neon Forest Dreaming Trail.

    Fixed an issue where the ‘Those Who Remained’ quest appeared in the daily/weekly quest lightbulb.

    Fixed an issue in Orbis Tower where characters could leave the map.

    Fixed an issue in Black Heaven Act 5 – Black Heaven Interior D3 where you could proceed through the mission without killing the monsters.

    Fixed an issue where if you died while swimming in Torrent Zone, the resurrection UI could not be clicked.

    Fixed an issue in Dream Breaker where sometimes characters could leave the map.

    Fixed an issue in Burning Cernium Battlefield’s West Castle Walls 2 where certain ladders could not be used.

    Fixed an issue in Cernium East Castle Walls 3 where using certain ladders would let you pass through platforms.

    Fixed an issue where certain consumable items would not be recovered after leaving cross world party quests.

    Items


    Fixed an issue where if you died using the Sorceror’s Potion, the death penalty would be applied.

    You can no longer place consumable items that reduce HP or MP on the Pet Auto Pot.

    The Rare/Unique Practical Packs’ Safety Charms have been changed to be permanent items.

    Fixed an issue where occasionally, turning on a Cash effect would cause the previously turned-on Cash effect to overlap.

    Skill and item effects will no longer be outputted while sitting on the That Day’s Oath chair.

    Certain Cash package items’ descriptions have been changed.

    Chairs that change BGMs will no longer change the BGM for other characters.

    • Symbol of Honor
    • Brilliant Throne of Symbol
    • Maple Tree of Beginnings
    • Newtro Henesys Chair
    • Newtro Tree of Beginnings
    • DJ Booth Chair
    • Suu of Flames

    Fixed an issue where if you used Rare Treasure Boxes, Alicia’s Ring Box items, or Sealed Box items while sitting on the Yeti TV chair, the acquired items would not appear.

    Fixed an issue where if you used emoticons after sitting on the Yeti TV chair, the emoticons would be outputted in awkward locations. Fixed an issue where the party chat bubble would be outputted in awkward locations.

    Adele’s Creation effect will no longer be outputted while riding the Plump Snowman riding.

    Fixed an issue with the [BTS] Time Together with Maple hat where if you used Elemental Ghost, it would outputted multiple times. Fixed an issue where it was awkward if you used a transformation potion.

    Fixed an issue where using a Water of Life on certain pets would cause the client to exit.

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    Level 200 and higher characters’ experience values have been changed to display 3 decimal places.

    The maximum number of character slots has been increased to 47.

    Fixed an issue where monsters would be knocked back even if they did not receive the minimum required damage.

    Fixed an issue where if you died or were stunned while harvesting, the harvesting would continue.

    Fixed an issue in the SEED 24F where the background music was quiet.

    Fixed an issue where the Automatic Guard System, Snack Bar, and Blue Mushmom monsters’ health did not appear.

    Fixed an issue where Shangri-la Ship’s Mano’s sound effects did not play.

    The House Wedding UI’s chatting window font colour has been changed.

    The Maple Chat UI has been changed so that it does not exceed the game screen.

    When party members are riding on mounts, their HP gauges will now be fixed to the top of their characters’ heads regardless of actions.

    Fixed an issue with certain mount tooltips where the movement speed and actual movement speed were different.

    When using the optional key settings, the number keypad’s 0 key has been changed to function as the pick=up key.

    Fixed an issue where Flame Wolf portals were not created.

    Fixed an issue where the Guild Mark settings UI was outputted on the character selection window.

    You can now only change Guild Marks in towns.

    Fixed an issue in Monster Life where buildings appeared to have full Waru even if they had not reached their maximum amount yet.

    Haven’s shop has been changed to sell arrows in bundles.

    Fixed an issue where even if a Rune was used, the Elite Boss’s curse related message would sometimes be displayed.

    Fixed an issue in Maple Auction where you could not search for Force Shields and Soul Shields in the Secondary Weapon category.

    Fixed an issue where if you used external chat, clicking on the Maple Union UI would click on a different place than your cursor’s position.

    Fixed an issue where the deleted Hekaton content’s notification sound was outputted.

    Fixed an issue in cross world party quests where the applied death penalty would not be applied normally in regular maps.

    In Reboot World’s shop, the Slot Expansion Coupons will now show your current slot numbers and maximum expandable slot numbers.

    In Reboot World, if your inventory slots are expanded to the maximum amount, you can no longer purchase the slot expansion coupons for that inventory.

    Fixed an issue in Reboot World where the Monster Collection expedition UI showed unacquirable rewards.

    Cash Shop

    Beauty Awards & Coordi Awards

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    The 2020 MapleStory Beauty Awards and Coordi Award sale will take place from January 7 to February 3.

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    These coupons are the results of a poll on the MapleStory homepage, where users voted for their top 6 favourite hairs/faces and top 3 Cash equipment packages (from a given list).

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    Here are the hairs and faces that were voted in.

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    And here are the three sets that will be on sale: the Dream Rabbit packages (5 colours), the Odette/Odile/Toy Castle packages, and the Dream World Cat/Bunny packages.

    Winter Pet Welcome

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    The Winter Pet Welcome sale will run from January 7 to January 27. You can buy some old pet sets, including the Toy World pets, the Bear pets, and the Baby Dog pets.

    MapleStory NEO


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    Neo Castle
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    Neo Castle, a mysterious space created when Maple World and Grandis World combined! Enjoy the abundant events taking place in Neo Castle! This event will take place from December 17 to February 24.

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    You can participate by accepting the “[NEO] Mysterious Castle on the Sea <Neo Castle>” quest. After doing so, you can begin to collect Neo currency from various events at Neo Castle.

    • Neo Stones (300 per day per character)
    • Neo Gems (100 per day per character)
    • Neo Cores (up to 400 per week per world)
    Lune’s Magic Orgel


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    The Lune’s Magic Orgel event runs from January 7 to January 27.

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    Lune is a beautiful spirit born together with Neo Castle!

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    Acquire Neo Stones through Lune’s mysterious magic orgel! You can talk to Lune to receive the Lune’s Magic Orgel skill.

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    When you enter a map with monsters around your level, the skill will automatically activate. When you kill monsters around your level, you’ll have a chance to acquire an Erda which will be absorbed by the magic orgel and drop 1 Neo Stone.

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    When the magic orgel absorbs 10 Erda, it will automatically begin playing. For 60 seconds, you will acquire 1 Neo Stone at a 100% chance when you kill an enemy, up to 20. There is also a certain chance for the orgel to play an upbeat song, allowing you to acquire 3 Neo Stones at a 100% chance when you kill an enemy, up to 20.

    If you leave the map while the orgel is playing, it will be cancelled. If you reach your daily limit of Neo Stones, the Lune’s Magic Orgel skill will be deactivated.

    Battle Reversi


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    The Battle Reversi event will run from January 7 to January 27.

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    You can talk to Maru to register for Battle Reversi, a minigame where you and another player place stones one-by-one, trying to take over your opponents to deal damage.

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    The game will end when there are no more possible moves or if a player loses all their HP. You will receive Neo Gems based on your results.

    • Win: 40 Neo Gems
    • Draw: 20 Neo Gems
    • Loss: 10 Neo Gems

    You can participate if you have reached your daily limit of Neo Gems, but you will not acquire any more.

    Higher and Higher Neo Castle


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    The Higher and Higher Neo Castle event will run from January 7 to February 24.

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    You can talk to Pia to play Higher and Higher Neo Castle, a minigame where you must stack the tower as high as possible and collect Neo Gems!

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    When the game starts, you’ll ride the Crescent Moon and begin building the tower. Each floor will move from left to right and must be stacked on top of the one below it. If you mistime it, the extra width of the floor will be removed and become narrower. The higher the floor, the faster they will move. There is also a chance the speed will be faster or slower than the regular speed.

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    At the end of the game, you will receive Neo Gems based on number of floors you stacked. You’ll get extra points if you stacked the floors perfectly, and extra points for every 10 floors.

    You can participate if you have reached your daily limit of Neo Gems, but you will not acquire any more.

    MapleStory M Pathfinder Growth Support


    The MapleStory M Pathfinder Growth Support event runs from January 14 to February 10.


    To celebrate the release of Pathfinder in MapleStory M, various gifts have been prepared. As you reach certain levels on your Pathfinder, you’ll receive items in MapleStory! These rewards can only be claimed once per Nexon ID.

    • Reach level 70
      • Land Turtle pet
      • Land Turtle Cloth Bundle (pet equipment)
    • Reach level 120
      • Pathfinder Damage Skin
      • Warm Tangerine Riding (Permanent)
    • Reach level 140
      • Choice between 17 Star Unique Absolabs Weapon Box or 15 Star Unique Dominator Pendant Box
    Sunday Maple


    The Sunday Maple event will take place on January 10, January 17, and January 24.

    On January 10, the following benefits will take place:

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    • 2x acquisition rate and daily limit of Neo Stones and Neo Gems

    On January 17, the following benefits will take place:

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    • 2x acquisition rate and daily limit of Neo Stones and Neo Gems

    On January 24, the following benefits will take place:

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    • 2x acquisition rate and daily limit of Neo Stones and Neo Gems

    Source: Orange Mushroom's Blog