MapleStory Bowman Class Guides, Skills, Job Advancement Info
The Archer class is very versatile yet balanced. Bowmen use a Bow while the Crossbowmen class uses a Crossbow.
Until fourth job, both classes are extremely similar, the only difference being that Crossbowmen fire slightly stronger shots, and Bowmen fire slightly faster shots. During fourth job, both are widely accepted into bossing parties because they have Sharp Eyes, a party skill that gives every class a chance to perform critical hits, and greatly enhances any class's current critical hit potential. Both classes also gain an advanced version of Mastery, that gives them extremely stable damage ranges.
In fourth job, Bowmasters (nickname: BM) are able to use Hurricane, one of the fastest firing attacks in the game, making them extremely efficient at Boss runs (even soloing) as well as training. The main downside to Bowmasters is their inability to effectively kill large mobs, and their naturally low HP.
Marksmen (nickname: MM) have slower attack speed, but are given two devastatingly powerful attacks to balance things out. The first of these skills, Pierce, is one of the strongest mob attacks in the game. The other skill is Snipe, a high damage single target attack which is incredibly strong but very slow.
Both paths of Archer tend to suffer from average HP and Crossbowmen have slightly slower attack speed.
Archer » Hunter » Ranger » Bow Master
Crossbow Man » Sniper » Marksman
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