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MapleStory Guide: Cannoneer
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^Introduction
This Guide was created to help players who are new to Cannoneers. The Guide includes basic information about the Cannoneer and SP builds.The SP builds are only recommendations, they can be altered, but this is what I have calculated to be the best for the General Player.
^Miscellaneous Information
Cannoneers are a Part of the Pirate Adventurer class. Their Primary Stat is STR, and their secondary Stat is DEX.
They use a newly introduced weapon called Hand Cannon. Hand Cannons are 2-handed so there is no ability to equip a shield.
Cannoneers have their own separate Cashop, so they may not share Cashop items with characters on the same account unless they are also Cannoneers.
Cannoneers are adventurers, but they have a separate beginner story line and beginner skills.
Cannoneers cannot be created as Ultimate Explorers.
Cannoneers have a link skill that adds +15AllStat and 5%HP/MP. It can be linked to any other character on the account, and the status also applies to the Cannoneer.

^AP Setup
The main stat for the Cannoneer is STR

^Keyboard Layout

This is my Current 4th job Keyboard Layout.
I lay my fingers on 'asdf' with my thumb on 'space' for jumping. I use my pinky finger to use 'shift' for HP potions and 'ctrl' for MP potions. 'w' has the macro Monkey Magic>Pirate Spirit. I like to place all my buffs on top and my supporting skills on the bottom or to the right.

^Recommended Skill Builds
1st Job Skill Build
LevelSkill Points
10Cannon Blaster +2 (2), Blast Back +1 (1), Cannon Strike +1 (1)
11Cannon Blaster +3 (5)
12Cannon Blaster +3 (8)
13Cannon Blaster +3 (11)
14Cannon Blaster +3 (14)
15Cannon Blaster +3 (17)
16Cannon Blaster +3 (MAX)
17Blast Back +3 (4)
18Blast Back +3 (7)
19Blast Back +3 (10)
20Blast Back +3 (13)
21Blast Back +2 (MAX), Cannon Boost +1 (1)
22Cannon Boost +3 (4)
23Cannon Boost +3 (7)
24Cannon Boost +3 (MAX)
25Cannon Strike +3 (4)
26Cannon Strike +3 (7)
27Cannon Strike +3 (10)
28Cannon Strike +3 (13)
29Cannon Strike +3 (16)
30Cannon Strike +3 (19)

End Results 1st Job
Cannon Blaster MAX(20)
Blast Back MAX(15)
Cannon Boost MAX(10)
Cannon Strike 19

Summary
I would recommend Maxing Cannon Blaster first to increase damage output. Getting one point in Blast Back to increase mobility, and one point in Cannon Strike for a stronger 1v1 hit. However, Cannon Strike is easily replaced in second job so it is not maxed.

Second Job Skill Build
LevelSkill Points
30Scatter Shot +1 (1), Barrel Bomb +3 (3)
31Barrel Bomb +3 (6)
32Barrel Bomb +3 (9)
33Barrel Bomb +3 (12)
34Barrel Bomb +3 (15)
35Barrel Bomb +3 (18)
36Barrel Bomb +2 (MAX), Pirate Training +1 (1)
37Pirate Training +3 (4)
38Pirate Training +1 (MAX) Cannon Mastery +2 (2)
39Cannon Mastery +3 (5)
40Cannon Booster +3 (3)
41Cannon Booster +3 (6)
42Cannon Booster +3 (9)
43Cannon Booster +1 (MAX), Cannon Mastery +2 (7)
44Cannon Mastery +3 (MAX)
45Critical Fire +3 (3)
46Critical Fire +3 (6)
47Critical Fire +3 (9)
48Critical Fire +1 (MAX), Scatter Shot +2 (3)
49Scatter Shot +3 (6)
50Scatter Shot +3 (9)
51Scatter Shot +3 (12)
52Scatter Shot +3 (15)
53Scatter Shot +3 (18)
54Monkey Magic +3 (3)
55Monkey Magic +3 (6)
56Monkey Magic +3 (9)
57Monkey Magic +3 (12)
58Monkey Magic +3 (15)
59Monkey Magic +3 (18)
60Monkey Magic +2 (MAX), Scatter Shot +1 (19)

End Results 2nd Job
Critical Fire MAX(10)
Cannon Mastery MAX(10)
Pirate Training MAX(5)
Barrel BombMAX(20)
Cannon Booster MAX(10)
Monkey Magic MAX(20)
Scatter Shot 19

Summary
One point is put in Scatter Shot to improve training. The skill Barrel Bomb reaches its full potential once it is maxed and has 100% chance of Knock Back.Pirate Training gets maxed because it is a good damage boost. 5 points is put into Cannon Mastery to meet the requirement for Cannon Booster which is then maxed. Then you finish off Cannon Mastery to increase damage stability.You then max Critical Fire for increased damage. After that you get Scatter Shot to 18 for the increased damage. Next Comes Monkey Magic for more DEX and damage. Now on your way to Third job

3rd Job Skill Build
LevelSkill Points
60Cannon Spike +1 (1), Cannon Jump +1 (1), Reinforced Cannon +1 (1), Monkey Madness +1 (1)
61Monkey Madness +3 (4)
62Monkey Madness +3 (7)
63Monkey Madness +3 (10)
64Monkey Madness +3 (13)
65Monkey Madness +3 (16)
66Monkey Madness +3 (19)
67Monkey Madness +1 (MAX), Reinforced Cannon +2 (3)
68Reinforced Cannon +3 (6)
69Reinforced Cannon +3 (9)
70Reinforced Cannon +1 (MAX), Cannon Jump +2 (3)
71Cannon Jump +2 (MAX), Cannon Spike +1 (2)
72Cannon Spike +3 (5)
73Cannon Spike +3 (8)
74Cannon Spike +3 (11)
75Cannon Spike +3 (14
76Cannon Spike +3 (17)
77Cannon Spike +2 (19), Luck of the Dice +1 (1)
78Luck of the Dice +3 (4)
79Luck of the Dice +3 (7)
80Luck of the Dice +3 (10)
81Luck of the Dice +3 (13)
82Luck of the Dice +3 (16)
83Luck of the Dice +3 (19)
84Luck of the Dice +1 (MAX), Pirate Rush +1 (1)
85Pirate Rush +3 (4)
86Pirate Rush +3 (7)
87Pirate Rush +3 (MAX)
88Counter Crush +3 (3)
89Counter Crush +3 (6)
90Counter Crush +3 (9)
91Counter Crush +1 (MAX), Monkey Wave +2 (2)
92Monkey Wave +3 (5)
93Monkey Wave +3 (8)
94Monkey Wave +3 (11)
95Monkey Wave +3 (14)
96Monkey Wave +3 (17)
97Monkey Wave +3 (MAX)
98Barrel Roulette +3 (3)
99Barrel Roulette +3 (7)
100Barrel Roulette +3 (MAX)

End Results 3rd Job
Reinforced Cannon MAX(10)
Pirate Rush MAX(10)
Counter Crush MAX(10)
Cannon Spike (19)
Monkey Madness MAX(20)
Cannon Jump MAX(5)
Barrel Roulette MAX(10)
Luck of the Dice MAX(20)
Monkey Wave MAX(20)

Summary
At level 60 one point is added into Cannon Spike because it replaces your other training skills and one point into Cannon Jump, Reinforced Cannon, Monkey Madness for mobility and damage increase. The first skill you max is Monkey Madness because that is used to quickly clear a large group of enemies and damage is important. Next comes Reinforced Cannon to increase overall damage. You then max to help with mobility training at MP3 because height of the jump increases with the level. Next you max Cannon Spike to increase its damage. You then max Luck of the Dice, Pirate Rush, and Counter Crush in that order for their buffs. Next you max Monkey Wave. You finish of with the rest of the points into Barrel Roulette.
4th Job Skill Build
LevelSkill Points
100Cannon Bazooka+1 (1), Cannon Barrage +1 (1), Cannon Overload +1 (1), Mega Monkey Magic +1 (1)
101Nautilus Strike +1 (1), Anchors Away +1 (1), Monkey Militia +1 (1)
102Double Down +3 (3)
103Double Down +2 (MAX), Canon Overload +1 (2)
104Cannon Overload +3 (5)
105Cannon Overload +3 (8)
106Cannon Overload +3 (11)
107Cannon Overload +3 (14)
108Cannon Overload +3 (17)
109Cannon Overload +3 (20)
110Cannon Overload +3 (23)
111Cannon Overload +3 (26)
112Cannon Overload +3 (29)
113Cannon Overload +1 (MAX), Cannon Bazooka +2 (3)
114Cannon Bazooka +3 (6)
115Cannon Bazooka +3 (9)
116Cannon Bazooka +3 (12)
117Cannon Bazooka +3 (15)
118Cannon Bazooka +3 (18)
119Cannon Bazooka +3 (21)
120Cannon Bazooka +3 (24)
121Cannon Bazooka +3 (27)
122Cannon Bazooka +3 (MAX)
123Cannon Barrage +3 (4)
124Cannon Barrage +3 (7)
125Cannon Barrage +3 (10)
126Cannon Barrage +3 (13)
127Cannon Barrage +3 (16)
128Cannon Barrage +3 (19)
129Cannon Barrage +3 (22)
130Cannon Barrage +3 (25)
131Cannon Barrage +3 (28)
132Cannon Barrage +2 (MAX), Anchors Away +1 (2)
133Anchors Away +3 (5)
134Anchors Away +3 (8)
135Anchors Away +3 (11)
136Anchors Away +3 (14)
137Anchors Away +1 (MAX), Pirate's Spirit +2 (2)
138Pirate's Spirit +3 (5)
139Pirate's Spirit +3 (8)
140Pirate's Spirit +3 (11)
141Pirate's Spirit +3 (14)
142Pirate's Spirit +3 (17)
143Pirate's Spirit +3 (20)
144Pirate's Spirit +3 (23)
145Pirate's Spirit +3 (26)
146Pirate's Spirit +3 (29)
147Pirate's Spirit +1 (MAX), Monkey Milita +2 (3)
148Monkey Militia +3 (6)
149Monkey Militia +3 (9)
150Monkey Militia +3 (12)
151Monkey Militia +3 (MAX)
152Mega Monkey Magic +3 (4)
153Mega Monkey Magic +3 (7)
154Mega Monkey Magic +3 (10)
155Mega Monkey Magic +3 (13)
156Mega Monkey Magic +3 (16)
157Mega Monkey Magic +3 (19)
158Mega Monkey Magic +3 (22)
159Mega Monkey Magic +3 (25)
160Mega Monkey Magic +3 (28)
161Mega Monkey Magic +2 (MAX), Maple Warrior +1 (1)
162Maple Warrior +3 (4)
163Maple Warrior +3 (7)
164Maple Warrior +3 (10)
165Maple Warrior +3 (13)
166Maple Warrior +3 (16)
167Maple Warrior +3 (19)
168Maple Warrior +3 (22)
169Maple Warrior +3 (25)
170Maple Warrior +3 (28)
171Maple Warrior +2 (MAX), Nautilus Strike +1 (2)
172Nautilus Strike +3 (5)
173Nautilus Strike +3 (8)
174Nautilus Strike +3 (11)
175Nautilus Strike +3 (14)
176Nautilus Strike +3 (17)
177Nautilus Strike +3 (20)
178Nautilus Strike +3 (23)
179Nautilus Strike +3 (26)
180Nautilus Strike +3 (29)
181Nautilus Strike +1 (MAX), Hero's Will +2 (2)
182Hero's Will +3 (MAX)
Hyper Skills
LevelSkill Points
140(S)Hyper Strength
149(P)Cannon Bazooka-Reinforce
150(S)Hyper Dexterity, (A)Buckshot
160(S)Hyper Speed
168(P)Cannon Bazooka-Spread
170(A)Rolling Rainbow
186(S)Hyper Mana
189(P)Cannon Bazooka-Extra Strike
190(P)Cannon Barrage-Reinforce
192(S)Hyper Health
200(S)Hyper Critical, (P)Cannon Barrage-Extra Strike, (A)Epic Adventure

^Skill Descriptions

Beginner Skills
All Beginner Skills are Maxed by level 10
Master of Swimming-Increase swimming speed underwater. Also, you do not lose HP underwater.
Storage Master-At each job advancement, the Cannoneer gains 12 more slots in Equip/Use/Etc./SetUp inventories. With the maximum being 24 Slots added.
Pirate Blessing-This is the link skill. +15 All Stat and +5%HP/MP

1st Job: Cannoneer 1
Cannon Blaster
Shoots a flame bomb that attacks multiple enemies.
Level 1: MP Cost: 7, Damage: 187%, Attacks up to 3 monsters
Level 20: MP Cost: 11, Damage: 225%, Attacks up to 3 monsters

Cannon Strike
Knocks back nearby enemies with a cannon strike.
Level 1: MP Cost: 7, Damage: 76%, Attacks the enemy 3 times
Level 20: MP Cost: 9, Damage: 95%, Attacks the enemy 3 times

Blast Back
Fires the cannon while quickly moving backwards. Can decrease the speed of target for a fixed period of time.
Level 1: MP Cost: 45, Damage: 154%, Attacks up to 3 monsters, 28% chance to slow down the enemy to -18 speed for 2 seconds
Level 15: MP Cost: 20, Damage: 210%, Attacks up to 3 monsters, 70% chance to slow down the enemy to -60 speed for 5 seconds

Cannon Boost
Improves the cannon to permanently increase ATT and DEF.
Level 1: Attack+2, Weapon and Magic Defense +25
Level 10: Attack+20, Weapon and Magic Defense +250

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2nd Job: Cannoneer 2
Scatter Shot
Attack multiple enemies at once by firing a multitude of small bombs.
Level 1: MP Cost: 16, Damage: 123%, Attacks up to 4 monsters 2 times
Level 20: MP Cost: 24, Damage: 180%, Attacks up to 4 monsters 2 times

Barrel Bomb
Rolls an Oak Barrel full of bombs. The Oak Barrel will travel a certain distance, knocking back enemies in its path, before exploding.
Level 1: MP Cost: 20, Damage: 21%, Attacks up to 8 monsters 3 times, 50% chance to knockback your enemy, Push the monsters and deal 193% damage once it explodes
Level 20: MP Cost: 28, Damage: 40%, Attacks up to 8 monsters 3 times, 100% chance to knockback your enemy, Push the monsters and deal 250% damage once it explodes

Cannon Booster
Uses MP to increase the attack speed of your cannon by 2 levels for a fixed period of time.
Level 5 Cannon Mastery Required
Level 1: MP Cost: 97, Duration: 10 seconds
Level 20: MP Cost: 40, Duration: 200 seconds

Monkey Magic
Uses the magic of the monkey to increase the HP, MP, all stats, Speed, Jump, Accuracy, and Avoidablity of all nearby party members for a fixed period of time. Can be stacked with other buffs.
Level 1: MP Cost: 30, Duration: 15 seconds, MaxHP +15, MaxMP +15, All Stats +1, Speed +1, Jump +1, Accuracy +8, Avoidability +8
Level 20: MP Cost: 55, Duration: 300 seconds, MaxHP +300, MaxMP +300, All Stats +20, Speed +10, Jump +5, Accuracy +160, Avoidability +160

Critical Fire
Permanently increase your critical rate and minimum critical damage.
Level 1: Critical Rate +6%, Minimum Critical Damage +6%
Level 15: Critical Rate +20%, Minimum Critical Damage +10%

Cannon Mastery
Increases weapon mastery and accuracy of cannons.
Level 1: Cannon Mastery 12%, Accuracy +6
Level 20: Cannon Mastery 50%, Accuracy +120

Pirate Traning
Increases STR and DEX through secret Pirate training.
Level 1: STR+3 DEX+3
Level 10: STR+30 DEX+30

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3rd Job: Cannoneer 3
Cannon Spike
Fires a sharp cannonball that can penetrate multiple enemies.
Level 1: MP Cost: 28, Damage: 132%, Attacks up to 6 monsters 3 times
Level 20: MP Cost: 36, Damage: 170%, Attacks up to 6 monsters 3 times

Monkey Madness
(Explodes a large number of special bombs that deals damage on multiple nearby enemies and stuns them for a fixed period of time. In addition, when Monkey Madness is learned, damage from Barrel Bomb will increase permanently.
Barrel Bomb Level 20 Required
Level 1: Active Effects: MP Cost: 30, Damage: 191%, Attacks up to 10 monsters 5 time, 45% chance to stun the enemy for 2 seconds, Cooldown: 5 seconds
Passive Effects: Permanently increases the damage of Barrel Bomb 3%
Level 20: Active Effects: MP Cost: 46, Damage: 248%, Attacks up to 10 monsters 5 time, 95% chance to stun the enemy for 4 seconds, Cooldown: 5 seconds
Passive Effects: Permanently increases the damage of Barrel Bomb by 30%

Monkey Wave
Creates a large noise that deals damage to nearby enemies. The longer your gather your strength, the louder the noise will be. When critical is hit, it can be used immediately at full strength.
Level 1: MP Cost: 35, Damage: 380%, 45% chance to stun, when critical is hit, 2% chance of full strength.
Level 20: MP Cost: 55, Damage: 760%, 95% chance to stun, when critical is hit, 20% chance of full strength.

Cannon Jump
Fires the cannon at the ground, and uses the recoil to jump high into the air. As you jump up into the air, nearby enemies will receive damage.
Level 1: MP Cost: 60, Damage: 168%, Jumps over a maximum of 6 monsters and damages them
Level 15: MP Cost: 35, Damage: 210%, Jumps over a maximum of 6 monsters and damages them

Barrel Roulette
Explodes a Oak Barrel to receive a random buff. When the buff is active, attacking an enemy has a fixed chance of causing abnormal status on them.
Level 1: MP Cost: 35, Buff Duration: 186 seconds. Has a 3% chance to curse your enemies with darkness, stun, freeze, or slow for 3 seconds
Cooltime: 57 seconds
Level 10: MP Cost: 60, Buff Duration: 240 seconds. Has a 30% chance to curse your enemies with darkness, stun, freeze, or slow for 5 seconds
Cooltime: 30 seconds

Luck Of The Dice
Try your luck! Roll dice to get a random buff. Roll a 1, and you get nothing. Roll 2: +30% physical defense, Roll 3: +20% hp and mp, Roll 4: +15% critical rate, Roll 5: +20% damage, and Roll 6: +30% experience
Level 1: MP Cost: 40, Duration: 66 seconds.
Cooltime: 480 seconds
Level 20: MP Cost: 60, Duration: 180 seconds.
Cooltime: 180 seconds

Reinforced Cannon
Permanently increases ATT and Attack Speed by strengthening the cannon.
Level 1: Attack+2 Cannon Attack Speed+1
Level 15: Attack+30 Cannon Attack Speed+1

Pirate Rush
Permanently increases HP, DEF, and Abnormal Status Resistance.
Level 1: MaxHP: +1%, Weapon DEF: +5%
Level 20: MaxHP: +20%, Weapon DEF: +100%

Counter Crush
When hit, there is a chance of countering the attack by swinging the cannon.
Level 1: Proc Rate: 6%, Damage: 104%
Level 15: Proc Rate: 20%, Damage: 160%

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4th Job: Cannon Master
Cannon Bazooka
Fires a powerful shot that deals damage to multiple enemies nearby.
Level 1: MP Cost: 35, Damage: 484%, Attacks up to 6 monsters 2 times
Level 30: MP Cost: 65, Damage: 600%, Attacks up to 6 monsters 2 times

Cannon Barrage
Focus your firepower on enemies ahead of you. Additional critical chance is applied.
Level 1: MP Cost: 35, Damage: 198%, Attacks the enemy 5 times, 1% Critical Chance will be added
Level 30: MP Cost: 53, Damage: 285%, Attacks the enemy 5 times, 15% Critical Chance will be added

Nautilus Strike
Order the Nautilus to attack multiple enemies at once.
Level 1: MP Cost: 350, Damage: 404%, Attacks up to 15 monsters 3 times
Cooltime: 60 seconds
Level 30: MP Cost: 350, Damage: 520%, Attacks up to 15 monsters 3 times
Cooltime: 30 seconds

Anchors Aweigh
Places an anchor that creates a strong magnetic field. The magnetic field pulls enemies toward it. When the anchor disappears, it explodes, dealing critical damage to all nearby enemies.
Level 1: MP Cost: 62, Duration: 6, Constant damage: 160%. When the anchors self-destruct, deals 308% damage
Level 15: MP Cost: 86, Duration: 20, Constant damage: 300%. When the anchors self-destruct, deals 420% damage

Monkey Militia
Summons Artillery Monkey Twins to aid you in battle.
Level 1: MP Cost: 50, Duration: 96 Seconds, Damage: 230%
Cooldown: 10 seconds
Level 15: MP Cost: 95, Duration: 180 Seconds, Damage: 300%
Cooldown: 10 seconds

Double Down
Try your luck! Roll two dice, and if both have the same number, you'll receive a very powerful buff.
Luck of the Die Level 20 Required
Level 1: MP Cost: 60, 10% chance of rolling two dice, Buff Duration: 184 seconds
Cooltime: 200 seconds
Level 5: MP Cost: 60, 50% chance of rolling two dice, Buff Duration: 200 seconds
Cooltime: 200 seconds

Mega Monkey Magic
Upgrade the magic of the monkey to increase the HP, MP, all stats, Speed, Jump, Accuracy, and Avoidablity of all nearby party members for a fixed period of time. Can be stacked with other buffs.
Monkey Magic Level 20 Required
Level 1: MP Cost: 60, Duration: 300 seconds, MaxHP +323, MaxMP +323, All Stats +25, Speed +11, Jump +6, Accuracy +163, Avoidability +163
Level 30: MP Cost: 80, Duration: 300 seconds, MaxHP +700, MaxMP +700, All Stats +40, Speed +15, Jump +10, Accuracy +250, Avoidability +250

Cannon Overload
Permanently increases the damage dealt by the cannon by upgrading the cannon's performance to its maximum capacity. In addition, a certain amount of enemy DEF will be ignored.
Level 1: Permanently increases your damage by 11%, Ignores 5% of monster's DEF
Level 30: Permanently increases your damage by 40%, Ignores 20% of monster's DEF

Pirate's Spirit
Permanently increase the chance of a successful counterattack, and allows you resist being knocked back for a fixed period of time.
Level 1: Active Effects: MP Cost 50, Duration: 10, 22% chance to not get knocked back by the enemy's attack
Passive Effects: Permanent 1% chance of granting additional damage after attacking
Level 30: Active Effects: MP Cost 80, Duration: 300, 80% chance to not get knocked back by the enemy's attack
Passive Effects: Permanent 16% chance of granting additional damage after attacking

Maple Warrior
Increases the stats of all party members
Level 1: MP Cost: 10, All Stats: +1%, Duration: 30 sec
Level 30: MP Cost: 70, All Stats: +15%, Duration: 900 sec

Hero's Will
Level 1: MP Cost: 30, Cooldown: 600 sec
Level 5: MP Cost: 30, Cooldown: 360 sec

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