Maplestory – Link Skills

What are Link Skills?


Link skills are exclusive class skills available for most of the classes outside of the explorer groups with the exception for Cannoneer. These skills can be given to one different character class on the same world with the limit of 12 excluding if they have their link skill.

You can unlink the skill and redistribute it to another character anytime but you must do so on the link skill character.


Link Skill Ranks

Link Skills have a maximum of 3 levels corresponding on the original Character’s Level. Majority of the classes have a Rank up to Level 3.

Link Skill Levels are gained in order of character creation, Lvl. 120, Lvl. 210.


What Link Skills should I get?

Well, it really depends on the character and playstyle. In my opinion,

  • Cannoneer
  • Beast Tamer
  • Demon Avenger
  • Demon Slayer
  • Jett
  • Kanna
  • Luminous
  • Xenon
  • Zero
  • Mercedes
  • Angelic Buster

(Not in that particular order) This leaves you 1-2 Link Skills, this is where it depends on the character itself.

On Mages, I would get Mihile or Cygnus Knights because I hate not having power stance and having bad resistance against Statuses and Elemental damage.

While on most of the Thiefs, I would get Kinesis or Phantom for the Critical Chance and Damage increase.

Demon Avenger will definitely want that Kaiser link skill first.

You could always replace Mercedes with another Link Skill for more damage.

I put Jett instead of Hayato because at higher Levels, a chance for +15-20 stat and M.ATK/W.ATK is better than +10 all stats and +5 M.ATK/W.ATK. Jett is a gray area because if you don’t spent NX to lock the stat increase, some days it could fluctuate to be better or worst than Hayato’s.

If you’re looking for an order of Link Skills to get I recommend assuming that you’re going for the Level 2 rank.

  • Mercedes
  • Demon Avenger
  • Kanna
  • Xenon
  • Angelic Buster
  • Luminous
  • Demon Slayer
  • Cannoneer
  • Beast Tamer
  • Zero
  • Jett
  • Hayato

The last one is up to you if you’re not an explorer class.


Links Skills:

Angelic Buster: Terms & Conditions

-Damage boost is halved if Linked. (30%,45%,60%)
Level 1 Damage is boosted 60% for 10s, 90s Cooldown
Level 2 Damage is boosted 90% for 10s, 90s Cooldown
Level 3 Damage is boosted 120% for 10s, 90s Cooldown

Beast Tamer: Focus Spirit

Level 1 Boss damage +4%, Critical rate +4%, Max HP & Max MP +3%
Level 2 Boss damage +7%, Critical rate +7%, Max HP & Max MP +4%
Level 3 Boss damage +10%, Critical rate +10%, Max HP & Max MP +5%

Cannoneer: Pirate’s Blessing

Level 1 All Stats +15, Max HP & Max MP +5%
Level 2 All Stats +25, Max HP & Max MP +10%
Level 3 All Stats +35, Max HP & Max MP +15%

Cygnus Knights: Cygnus’ Blessing

For every different Cygnus Knight at Lvl. 120, you will gain +5% Status & Element Resistance. Up to 25%.
Level 1 Statuses and element resistance +2%
Level 2 Statuses and element resistance +5%

Demon Avenger: Wild Rage

Level 1 Damage +5%
Level 2 Damage + 10%
Level 3 Damage +15%

Demon Slayer: Fury Unleashed

Level 1 Boss Damage +10%
Level 2 Boss Damage + 15%
Level 3 Boss Damage +20%

Hayato: Keen Edge

Level 1 +10 All Stats, +5 M.ATK/W.ATK

Jett: Core Aura

Random +# stat per day unless you lock the stat through NX.

Level 1: 1-15, Level 2: 1-25, Level 3: 1-35.
Level 1 +? STR/DEX/INT/LUK, +? M.ATK/W.ATK
Level 2 +? STR/DEX/INT/LUK, +? M.ATK/W.ATK
Level 3 +? STR/DEX/INT/LUK, +? M.ATK/W.ATK

Kaiser: Iron Will

Level 1 Max HP +10%
Level 2 Max HP +15%
Level 3 Max HP +20%

Kanna: Elementalism

Level 1 Damage +5%
Level 2 Damage +10%
Level 3 Damage +15%

Kinesis: Judgement

Level 1 Min. Critical Damage +4%
Level 2 Min. Critical Damage +8%

Luminous: Light Wash

Level 1 Ignore Defense +10%
Level 2 Ignore Defense +15%
Level 3 Ignore Defense +20%

Mercedes: Elven’s Blessing

Level 1 +10% EXP
Level 2 +15% EXP
Level 3 +20% EXP

Mihile: Knight’s Watch

Level 1 100% Knockback Resist for 90 sec. Cooldown: 180 seconds
Level 2 100% Knockback Resist for 110 sec. Cooldown: 180 seconds
Level 3 100% Knockback Resist for 130 sec. Cooldown: 180 seconds

Phantom: Phantom Instinct

Level 1 Critical Rate +10%
Level 2 Critical Rate +15%
Level 3 Critical Rate +20%

Shade: Close Call

Level 1 Ignore a Fatal Attack Chance 5%
Level 2 Ignore a Fatal Attack Chance 10%

Xenon: Hybrid Logic

Level 1 All Stats +5%
Level 2 All Stats +10%
Level 3 All Stats +15%

Zero: Rhinne’s Blessing

Zero's Link Skill Level scales off Story Completion.
Level 1 Ignore Enemy Defense +2%, Damage Taken -3%
Level 2 Ignore Enemy Defense +4%, Damage Taken -6%
Level 3 Ignore Enemy Defense +6%, Damage Taken -9%
Level 4 Ignore Enemy Defense +8%, Damage Taken -12%
Level 5 Ignore Enemy Defense +10%, Damage Taken -15%

 

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