Archive for July, 2010

Choosing The Right Maple Story Thief Job Advancement

When you have reached level 30 with your MS Thief you get to specialize in a certain class. This is known as a job advancement. When you’re at level 30 and are ready for your job advancement, simply return to Dark Lord. He’ll send you on a quest and if you succeed you’ll be able to start your new job. You can visit him again at level 70 and again at level 120 for your final job advancement.

The Maple Story Thief class gets to choose an Assassin, Bandit, or Dual Blade career.

You can view Maple Story Walkthroughs for guidance and detailed information about each one of these classes

Assassin: Ranged attackers that specialize in metal claws and throwing stars. They strike from afar and are agile, quick, and can attack while in the air. The downside is that they are fragile.

Some Assassin Skills
Claw Booster
Claw Mastery
Luck Seven

Bandit: Dagger carrying up-close damage dealers. Although their attacks don’t do much damage, the MS Bandits are so quick that they can strike multiple times before their enemy will realize what’s happening.

Some Bandit Skills
Dagger Mastery
Double Stab
Savage Blow

Dual Blade: Fast, stabbing, slashing, and assassination skills. MS Dual Blades are the most similar to the traditional Thief class. They also have unique skills and have their own Cash Item inventory

Some Dual Blade Skills
Claw Booster
Mirror Image
Triple Stab

Remember each job advancement is a bit different so choose wisely. To help make your decision you can seek out MS hints from pro gamers who are familiar with these job advancements and can point out the full list of pros and cons

Leveling Your MapleStory Thief

As you’re out exploring in MapleStory, you’ll encounter fewer Thieves than any other class. Why?
They are less flashy then Pirates and Magicians
They can be a bit fragile

To be a successful MS Thief you have to be able to move around and occasionally deal a lot of damage. It’s a rather difficult class to play but also really fun if you know how to play it properly. If you’re struggling with this unique class, luckily there are plenty MapleStory Thief guides to help you get started and show you the ropes.

MapleStory Thief Skill Points

MS Thieves level by gaining skill points and ability points that they can use to gain new powers and skills. Many skilled players have written MS guides that recommend MapleStory Thief builds and give lists of the most useful skills and how many Skill Points are recommended in each ability.

Keen Eyes increases the range of throwing stars and knives. This is useful since your Thief isn’t very strong

Nimble Body increases you accuracy and helps you avoid attacks from your enemies

Dark Sight allows you to use Magic Points to hide out in the shadows giving you immunity to monster attacks

Maple Story Thief Primary Attributes

Dexterity (DEX): This is important in helping you avoid enemy attacks and helping improve your accuracy
Luck (LUK): This is your Thief’s most important Ability since it controls the amount of damage you can do and improves your accuracy

Some players prefer to have a Dexless Thief. They intentionally keep their DEX at 0 so they can have more Ability Points to put towards their LUK and other attributes. To make up for the lack of DEX they can get special equipment.

MS Characters – Get The Coolest Maple Look

It’s fashion week in MapleStory! Being the best dressed not only gives you bragging rights but you could also win some pretty cool prizes.

Check out my MS Explorer!
All you have to do to enter the contest is to do to enter is to submit a screen shot of you MapleStory Explorer dressed in its hottest gear. Screenshots are submitted on the official MS site and ten winners will be selected to receive a $25 gift certificate from J!NX for a fashion makeover

Maple Story Boss Hunter!
Is there a bigger fashion disaster than uncool avatars of evil that are MS bosses? You can now submit your best boss hunting story for a shot at one of the ten $25 gift certificates to J!NX. You’ll find details on the MapleStory Facebook page.

If your character just doesn’t have the Maple look needed to place as a finalist in one of the many contests that Nexon features than you need to try a Maple Story character simulator. It lets you try different types of clothing, hair styles, gear, and other accessories to choose the best possible combination for your character.

You’ll have the best looking character around with the help of this MS program. The next time Nexon features a fashion week, you’ll be ready!

Get More MapleStory Gold And Prizes With Your Explorer

Maple Story is celebrating the return of the Explorers! The MS Explorers were the original class of Maple Story that went to battle against the Black Mage but have since been somewhat overshadowed by the strength of the of the Cygnus Knights and the specializations and new powers of the Evans.

MS is now getting the Explorers back in the spotlight by featuring “Return of the Explorers” an update that rebalances and improves some of the Explorers skills.

To learn more about this newly improved Maple Story Explorers and to get the most out of this amazing class it is recommended that you put a MapleStory walkthrough to use.

Return of the Explorers Event
Between June 16 and July 17 MapleStory is featuring the Return of the Explorers Event where they can get new items to match their new skills.

At level 10 speak with Cassandra to receive a weapon based on your class

At level 20 speak with Cassandra to receive a weapon based on your class

At level 30 speak with Cassandra to receive an armor piece based on your class

At level 40 speak with Cassandra to receive a medal

At level 50 speak with Cassandra to go on a quest that’ll earn you a ring

Explorer’s Box Event
Monsters are now also dropping a mysterious Explorers box that feature great online and offline prizes

If you want an even bigger chance of winning: Free MapleStory Gold