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Table of Contents
Attacking Skills Passive Skills Active/Supportive Skills
First Job Rogue Double Stab Lucky Seven Bandit Slash Nimble Body Side Step Dark Sight Haste Flash Jump
First Job+ Blade Recruit Tornado Spin Katara Mastery Self Haste
Second Job Common Physical Training
Bandit + Blade Acolyte Channel Karma
Assassin Gust Charm Shuriken Burst Claw Mastery Critical Throw Assassin's Mark Claw Booster
Bandit Steal Savage Blow Dagger Mastery Shield Mastery Critical Growth Dagger Booster Mesoguard
Blade Acolyte Fatal Blow Slash Storm Katara Booster
Second Job+ Blade Specialist Flashbang Flying Assaulter Upper Stab Venom
Third Job Common Enveloping Darkness
Hermit + Chief Bandit Venom Shadow Partner
Hermit Shadow Web Triple Throw Shade Splitter Expert Throwing Star Handling Alchemic Adrenaline Dark Flare Shadow Stars
Bandit Meso Explosion Midnight Carnival Phase Dash Meso Mastery Dark Flare Pickpocket
Blade Lord Bloody Storm Chains of Hell Blade Ascension Advanced Dark Sight Life Drain Shadow Meld Mirror Image
Fourth Job Common Sudden Raid Toxic Venom Maple Warrior Hero's Will
Night Lord + Shadower Shadow Shifter
Night Lord Quad Star Showdown Claw Expert Night Lord's Mark Dark Harmony Frailty Curse
Shadower Boomerang Stab Assassinate Dagger Expert Prime Critical Smokescreen Shadower Instinct
Blade Master Blade Fury Final Cut Phantom Blow Blessed Harmony Sharpness Dual Wield Expert Mirrored Target Thorns
Skills
Hyper Skills Common
(Stat + Active)
Hyper Strength Hyper Dexterity Hyper Intelligence Hyper Luck Hyper Jump Hyper Speed Hyper Accuracy Hyper Defense Hyper Magic Defense Hyper Fury Hyper Mana Hyper Health Hyper Critical Epic Adventure
Skill enhancers Active / Supportive Skills
Night Lord Showdown - Enhance Frailty Curse - Boss Rush Quad Star - Extra Strike Showdown - Spread Frailty Curse - Enhance Quad Star - Boss Rush Showdown - Reinforce Frailty Curse - Slow Quad Star - Reinforce Bleed Dart Death Star
Shadower Meso Explosion - Enhance Boomerang Stab - Extra Strike Assassinate - Limit Break Meso Explosion - Guardbreak Boomerang Stab - Reinforce Assassinate - Boss Rush Meso Explosion - Reinforce Boomerang Stab - Spread Assassinate - Reinforce Flip of the Coin Shadow Veil
Blade Master Bloody Storm - Reinforce Phantom Blow - Reinforce Blade Fury - Reinforce Bloody Storm - Spread Phantom Blow - Guardbreak Blade Fury - Guardbreak Bloody Storm - Extra Strike Phantom Blow - Extra Strike Blade Fury - Spread Blade Clone Asura's Anger

First Job[edit]

Rogue[edit]

MS Skill Nimble Body.png Nimble Body
"Permanently increases Accuracy and Avoidability"
MS Skill Dark Sight.png Dark Sight
"Allows you to hide in shadow for a short time. While Dark Sight is activated you cannot attack or be attacked, but you can use the Flash Jump skill. Press the skill key again to deactivate Dark Sight."
MS Skill Double Stab.png Double Stab
"Quickly stabs an enemy twice."
MS Skill Lucky Seven.png Lucky Seven
"Throws 2 throwing stars based on LUK, regardless of Claw Mastery."
MS Skill Haste.png Haste
"Temporarily increases Movement Speed and Jump for all party members. Increases maximum Movement Speed permanently."
MS Skill Flash Jump.pngMS Skill Dualer Flash Jump.png Flash Jump
"Use while in the middle of a jump to jump even further. The jump distance increases as the skill level increases."
MS Skill Bandit Slash.png Bandit Slash
"Lashes out at a group of enemies with crossing blades."
MS Skill Side Step.png Side Step
"Permanently increases Dodge Chance."

First Job+ (Dual Blade only)[edit]

  • Advanced from first job Rogue

Blade Recruit[edit]

MS Skill Self Haste.png Self Haste
"Temporarily increases Movement Speed and Jump. Increases maximum Movement Speed permanently."
MS Skill Katara Mastery.png Katara Mastery
"Increases the weapon mastery and accuracy of daggers and kataras."
MS Skill Tornado Spin.png Tornado Spin
"Dashes forward quickly to perform a powerful spin attack against multiple enemies."

Second Job[edit]

Common Second Job skills[edit]

MS Skill Physical Training.png Physical Training
"Permanently improves LUK and DEX through sheer physical training."

Bandit and Blade Acolyte[edit]

  • The skill below belongs to only Bandit and Blade Acolyte:
MS Skill Channel Karma.png Channel Karma
"Maximizes Weapon Attack power."

Assassin[edit]

  • Advanced from the first job Rogue.
MS Skill Claw Mastery.png Claw Mastery
"Increases the weapon mastery and accuracy of Throwing Stars, and enhances the max number of throwing stars."
MS Skill Claw Booster.png Claw Booster
"Increase the attack speed of your weapon by 2 levels. Must have a Claw equipped."
Requires Level 5 Claw Mastery
MS Skill Critical Throw.png Critical Throw
"Increases your Critical Rate and minimum Critical Damage."
Requires Level 3 Claw Mastery
MS Skill Gust Charm.png Gust Charm
"Solidifies the wind to damage and knock back enemies."
MS Skill Shuriken Burst.png Shuriken Burst
"Throws an exploding shuriken to damage the target and nearby enemies."
MS Skill Assassin's Mark.png Assassin's Mark
"While attacking with this skill, you have a chance to leave an assassin's mark on the enemy. The next attack on a marked enemy will cause throwing stars to form on that enemy and attack other enemies nearby."

Bandit[edit]

  • Advanced from the first job Rogue.
MS Skill Dagger Mastery.png Dagger Mastery
"Increases the weapon mastery and accuracy of daggers."
MS Skill Dagger Booster.png Dagger Booster
"Increase the attack speed of your weapon by 2 levels. Must have a dagger equipped."
Requires Level 5 Dagger Mastery
MS Skill Steal.png Steal
"Quickly attack multiple enemies, and get a chance to steal one of the items that the target drops and a potion that recovers HP or MP immediately. You can steal each item and potion only once from a single enemy. Can attempt repeatedly until you succeed. Potions stolen from bosses recover HP and MP fully and boost Weapon ATT for a short time."
MS Skill Shield Mastery.png Shield Mastery
"Increases Weapon Defense, Magic Defense, Avoidability, and Weapon ATT when a shield is equipped."
MS Skill Savage Blow.png Savage Blow
"Deals very quick consecutive attacks to a monster."
MS Skill Mesoguard.png Mesoguard
"Uses Mesos to absorb up to 50% of the damage taken. Amount of Mesos consumed is based on Skill Level and damage reduction rate."
MS Skill Critical Growth.png Critical Growth
"For every interval or every attack, Critical Rate increases continuously."

Blade Acolyte[edit]

MS Skill Fatal Blow.png Fatal Blow
"Deals very quick consecutive attacks to a monster."
MS Skill Katara Booster.png Katara Booster
"Increase the attack speed of your weapon by 2 levels."
Requires Level 5 Katara Mastery
MS Skill Slash Storm.png Slash Storm
"Moves you forward while attacking multiple enemies."

Second Job+ (Dual Blade only)[edit]

Blade Specialist[edit]

MS Skill Flashbang.png Flashbang
"Throws a flashbang to temporarily blind multiple monsters, with a chance to decrease Accuracy and deal extra damage. Also works on boss monsters for half the duration."
MS Skill Flying Assaulter.png Flying Assaulter
"Fly down through the sky to slash nearby enemies with a chance to stun."
MS Skill Upper Stab.png Upper Stab
"Launches multiple enemies into the air. You can deal additional damage by attacking the enemies in the air."
MS Skill Venomous Stab.png Venom
"Your dagger is permanently coated with venom, giving all your attacks the chance to Poison enemies. Poison is not stackable, and it cannot cause enemies' HP to drop below 1."

Third Job[edit]

Common Third Job skills[edit]

MS Skill Enveloping Darkness.png Enveloping Darkness
"Cover yourself with darkness, increasing Max HP, Abnormal Status Resistance, and Elemental Resistance permanently"

Hermit and Chief Bandit[edit]

  • The skills below belong to only Hermit and Chief Bandit:
MS Skill Shadow Partner.png Shadow Partner
"A shadow partner that mimics the summoner appears. It does not have its own HP and disappears after a fixed period of time."
MS Skill Venomous Star.pngMS Skill Venomous Stab.png Venom
"Your weapon is permanently coated with venom, giving all your attacks the chance to Poison enemies. Poison is not stackable, and it cannot cause enemies' HP to drop below 1."

Hermit[edit]

  • Advanced from the second job Assassin.
MS Skill Shadow Web.png Shadow Web
"Creates a web of shadow around you that can tangle up to 6 monsters. Once tangled, the monsters will be unable to move and take continuous damage."
MS Skill Dark Flare.png Dark Flare
"Temporarily summons the Dark Lord's throwing star. Party members nearby will reflect enemy damage. Cannot reflect more than half of the enemy's Max HP."
MS Skill Shadow Stars.png Shadow Stars
"Upon unleashing the spirit of the star, you will be able to throw as many stars as you want without consuming any in your inventory for a short amount of time."
MS Skill Triple Throw.png Triple Throw
"Throw 3 throwing stars simultaneously."
MS Skill Expert Throwing Star Handling.png Expert Throwing Star Handling
"Increases total damage. Grants an additional chance to cast without consuming throwing stars or MP, and a chance to recharge 1 throwing star. (Will not generate more than the maximum throwing star limit.) When Expert Throwing Star Handling is activated, the next attack will always be a Critical Attack. (Critical is applied for Spirit of the Star, but throwing stars will not be recharged.)"
Requires Level 5 Shadow Stars
MS Skill Shade Splitter.png Shade Splitter
"Double-strikes nearby enemies with a shadow clone technique."
MS Skill Alchemic Adrenaline.png Alchemic Adrenaline
"Increases the effect of recovery items like potions. Percentage-based recovery items like Elixirs do not count. Also increases Min/Max Critical Damage."

Chief Bandit[edit]

  • Advanced from the second job Bandit.
MS Skill Dark Flare.png Dark Flare
"Temporarily summons the Dark Lord's throwing star. Party members nearby will reflect enemy damage. Cannot reflect more than half of the enemy's Max HP."
MS Skill Pickpocket.png Pickpocket
"Temporarily increases the Mesos dropped by monsters. Meso drops increase in proportion to skill level. This skill can be toggled on and off with the skill key."
MS Skill Meso Explosion.png Meso Explosion
"Sends nearby Mesos flying to damage enemies. Mesos that belong to others cannot be moved."
Requires Level 1 Pickpocket
MS Skill Meso Mastery.png Meso Mastery
"Increase the amount of mesos that drop. Skills that use mesos become more efficient."
MS Skill Midnight Carnival.png Midnight Carnival
"Overwhelms enemies with supersonic slashes."
MS Skill Phase Dash.png Phase Dash
"Dashes at the enemy with blinding speed, damaging and knocking them back. Also pushes Mesos on the ground in the direction of the attack."

Blade Lord[edit]

MS Skill Advanced Dark Sight.png Advanced Dark Sight
"Learning Stealth allows you to attack in Dark Sight, with a chance of not ending Dark Sight. There is a chance to automatically trigger Dark Sight on attack and attacking in Dark Sight will increase damage."
Requires Level 10 Dark Sight
MS Skill Bloody Storm.png Bloody Storm
"Attacks multiple enemies swiftly with elaborate movements. Also provides passive damage increases for Tornado Spin and Flying Assaulter."
Requires Level 20 Slash Storm
MS Skill Chains of Hell.png Chains of Hell
"Chains of Hell pulls an enemy close and deals 10 consecutive Critical strikes with a chance to stun. Stationary monsters must be in range"
MS Skill Life Drain.png Life Drain
"Chance to recover HP when attacking. You cannot recover more than 20% of your Max HP."
MS Skill Mirror Image.png Mirror Image
"Summons a doppelganger that looks just like you to assist in attacks for a certain amount of time. Your doppelganger cannot use certain skills."
MS Skill Shadow Meld.png Shadow Meld
"Increases your chance to dodge incoming attacks. A successful dodge will also put you into a 7 second frenzy where your attack power increases and every hit becomes a Critical."
MS Skill Blade Ascension.png Blade Ascension
"The Secret Garden Ascension's secret technique. Rise up into the sky and slash enemies ahead of you."

Fourth Job[edit]

Those in Italic can be obtained through Combat Orders.

Common Fourth Job skills[edit]

MS Skill Maple Warrior.png Maple Warrior
"Increases the base stats of all party members."
MS Skill Hero's Will.png Hero's Will
"By focusing your mind, you can ignore some abnormal status effects. However, this will not work on all abnormal status effects."
MS Skill Sudden Raid.png Sudden Raid
"Calls in a horde of friends to set the stage on fire."
MS Skill Toxic Venom C.pngMS Skill Toxic Venom D.pngMS Skill Toxic Venom K.png Toxic Venom
"Increases Venom's poison chance and permanently increases poison damage."
Requires Level 10 Venom

Night Lord and Shadower[edit]

  • The skill below belongs to only Night Lord and Shadower:
MS Skill Shadow Shifter.png Shadow Shifter
"Grants a chance to summon a wooden doll to take damage in your place."

Night Lord[edit]

  • Advanced from the third job Hermit.
MS Skill Claw Expert.png Claw Expert
"Increases Dagger Mastery, Weapon Attack, and Maximum Critical Damage."
Requires Level 10 Bow Mastery
MS Skill Quad Star.png Quad Star
"Masterfully unleash four throwing stars"
MS Skill Dark Harmony.png Dark Harmony
"Become one with the darkness to deal more damage."
MS Skill Frailty Curse.png Frailty Curse
"Summons a barrier around you. Decreases the Attack Power, Movement Speed, and Defense of enemies that step into the barrier. Also allows you to deal more damage to boss monsters."
MS Skill Showdown.png Showdown
"Attacks up to 6 enemies and provokes them, making them untouchable. Provoked enemies grant more EXP and items. Bosses suffer half of the effect."
MS Skill Night Lord's Mark.png Night Lord's Mark
"Further enhances the Assassin's Mark, increasing the chance, damage and number of throwing stars that shoot out."

Shadower[edit]

MS Skill Smokescreen.png Smokescreen
"Drops a Smokescreen near you. All party members within Smokescreen range will not take damage for the duration. For attacks that are based on max HP ratios, the damage will be reduced. In addition, enemies inside the Smokescreen will take more critical damage.."
MS Skill Boomerang Stab.png Boomerang Stab
"Grants a chance to stun an enemy after making two fast slashing attacks. Also enhances all attack skills permanently."
MS Skill Dagger Expert.png Dagger Expert
"Increases Dagger Mastery, Weapon Attack, and Minimum Critical Damage."
Requires Level 10 Dagger Mastery
MS Skill Assassinate.png Assassinate
"Attack an enemy's vital points over and over to deal tremendous damage. Cast the Assassinate skill once more after the first three strikes to deal huge critical damage. You will no longer be hidden after dealing critical damage. When used while hidden, Assassinate damage increases. Also does more damage when Body Count is 5."
MS Skill Shadower Instinct.png Shadower Instinct
"Awakens the Shadower's merciless instincts to increase Attack and ignore enemy DEF. As a passive effect, this skill allows you to rack up a Body Count with each attack, which can be used to further enhance your other attacks."
MS Skill Prime Critical.png Prime Critical
"Enhances Critical Growth. Also increases maximum critical damage permanently."

Blade Master[edit]

MS Skill Blade Fury.png Blade Fury
"The secret technique of Secret Garden's tornado. Spin furiously with the two blades in your hands to damage nearby enemies. A portion of an enemy's defense will be ignored."
MS Skill Mirrored Target.png Mirrored Target
"Permanently increases your Defense and Avoidability. Also turns your Mirror Image into a dummy that draws enemy attacks and absorbs damage. Shadow Meld will activate when the dummy is destroyed. This skill can only be used when Mirror Image is active."
Requires Level 20 Mirror Image
MS Skill Final Cut.png Final Cut
"Sacrifices a significant amount of HP to deal powerful damage to multiple enemies. Has a small chance of causing instant death, and some skills will gain a damage bonus for a while."
MS Skill Thorns.png Thorns
"Increases your ATT for a fixed period of time and allows you to resist knock-back effects when struck."
MS Skill Phantom Blow.png Phantom Blow
"The secret technique of raging Secret Garden. Deals a flurry of piercing attacks against one enemy. A portion of an enemy's defense will be ignored."
MS Skill Sharpness.png Sharpness
"Increases your Critical Hit Rate and minimum Critical Damage."
MS Skill Dual Wield Expert.png Dual Wield Expert
"Increases weapon mastery, Weapon ATT, Accuracy, and Avoidability of daggers and kataras."
Requires Level 10 Katara Mastery

Hyper Skills[edit]

Common Stat Enhancers and Active Skills[edit]

MS Skill Hyper Strength.png Hyper Strength
"Permanently increases STR."
Unlocked at level 140
MS Skill Hyper Dexterity.png Hyper Dexterity
"Permanently increases DEX."
Unlocked at level 140
MS Skill Hyper Intelligence.png Hyper Intelligence
"Permanently increases INT."
Unlocked at level 140
MS Skill Hyper Luck.png Hyper Luck
"Permanently increases LUK."
Unlocked at level 140
MS Skill Hyper Jump.png Hyper Jump
"Permanently increases Jump."
Unlocked at level 146
MS Skill Hyper Speed.png Hyper Speed
"Permanently increases Movement Speed."
Unlocked at level 152
MS Skill Hyper Accuracy.png Hyper Accuracy
"Permanently increases Accuracy."
Unlocked at level 158
MS Skill Hyper Defense.png Hyper Defense
"Permanently increases Weapon DEF."
Unlocked at level 165
MS Skill Hyper Magic Defense.png Hyper Magic Defense
"Permanently increases Magic DEF."
Unlocked at level 174
MS Skill Hyper Fury.png Hyper Fury
"Permanently increases Max DF (useless for Thieves)."
Unlocked at level 180
MS Skill Hyper Mana.png Hyper Mana
"Permanently increases Max MP."
Unlocked at level 186
MS Skill Hyper Health.png Hyper Health
"Permanently increases Max HP."
Unlocked at level 192
MS Skill Hyper Critical.png Hyper Critical
"Permanently increases Critical Rate."
Unlocked at level 198
MS Skill Epic Adventure T.png Epic Adventure
"Call upon the bravery deep within to increase damage output and max damage. Only applies to explorer classes within the party."
Unlocked at level 200

Night Lord Hyper Skills[edit]

Skill Enhancers[edit]
MS Skill Showdown - Enhance.png Showdown - Enhance
"Increases EXP and items from enemies provoked by Showdown."
Unlocked at Level 143
MS Skill Frailty Curse - Boss Rush.png Frailty Curse - Boss Rush
"Bosses are affected by Frailty Curse."
Unlocked at Level 149
MS Skill Quad Star - Extra Strike.png Quad Star - Extra Strike
"Increases Number of Attacks for Quad Star."
Unlocked at Level 155
MS Skill Showdown - Spread.png Showdown - Spread
"Increases the number of monsters that Showdown hits."
Unlocked at Level 162
MS Skill Frailty Curse - Enhance.png Frailty Curse - Enhance
"Increases the ATT & DEF penalty from Frailty Curse."
Unlocked at Level 168
MS Skill Quad Star - Boss Rush.png Quad Star - Boss Rush
"Increases damage dealt to bosses with Quad Star."
Unlocked at Level 177
MS Skill Showdown - Reinforce.png Showdown - Reinforce
"Increases the damage of Showdown."
Unlocked at Level 183
MS Skill Frailty Curse - Slow.png Frailty Curse - Slow
"Increases the Speed penalty from Frailty Curse."
Unlocked at Level 189
MS Skill Quad Star - Reinforce.png Quad Star - Reinforce
"Increases Quad Star damage."
Unlocked at Level 195
Active Skills[edit]
MS Skill Bleed Dart.png Bleed Dart
"Coats your stars with a deadly poison that causes bleeding, increasing Weapon Attack and inflicting continuous damage on enemies."
Unlocked at Level 150
MS Skill Death Star.png Death Star
"Summons 4 shurikens that combine into one giant shuriken."
Unlocked at level 170

Shadower Hyper Skills[edit]

Skill Enhancers[edit]
MS Skill Meso Explosion - Enhance.png Meso Explosion - Enhance
"Increases the number of used Mesos and Pick Pocket's Meso drop rate."
Unlocked at Level 143
MS Skill Boomerang Stab - Extra Strike.png Boomerang Stab - Extra Strike
"Increases Number of Attacks for Boomerang Stab."
Unlocked at Level 149
MS Skill Assassinate - Limit Break.png Assassinate - Limit Break
"Increases Assassinate's max damage."
Unlocked at Level 155
MS Skill Meso Explosion - Guardbreak.png Meso Explosion - Guardbreak
"Increases the Defense Ignore rate of Meso Explosion."
Unlocked at Level 162
MS Skill Boomerang Stab - Reinforce.png Boomerang Stab - Reinforce
"Increases Boomerang Stab damage."
Unlocked at Level 168
MS Skill Assassinate - Boss Rush.png Assassinate - Boss Rush
"Increases Assassinate's Boss ATT damage."
Unlocked at Level 177
MS Skill Meso Explosion - Reinforce.png Meso Explosion - Reinforce
"Increases Meso Explosion's damage."
Unlocked at Level 183
MS Skill Boomerang Stab - Spread.png Boomerang Stab - Spread
"Increases the number of monsters hit by Boomerang Stab."
Unlocked at Level 189
MS Skill Assassinate - Reinforce.png Assassinate - Reinforce
"Increases Assassinate damage."
Unlocked at Level 195
Active Skills[edit]
MS Skill Flip of the Coin.png Flip of the Coin
"Flips a lucky coin to conjure up a blessing of awesomeness."
Unlocked at Level 150
MS Skill Shadow Veil.png Shadow Veil
"Summons a dark ally to deal damage over time. Cannot use Dark Sight while attack is in effect."
Unlocked at level 170

Blade Master Hyper Skills[edit]

Skill Enhancers[edit]
MS Skill Bloody Storm - Reinforce.png Bloody Storm - Reinforce
"Increases Bloody Storm's damage."
Unlocked at Level 143
MS Skill Phantom Blow - Reinforce.png Phantom Blow - Reinforce
"Increases Phantom Blow's damage."
Unlocked at Level 149
MS Skill Blade Fury - Reinforce.png Blade Fury - Reinforce
"Increases Blade Fury's damage."
Unlocked at Level 155
MS Skill Bloody Storm - Spread.png Bloody Storm - Spread
"Increases the number of monsters hit by Bloody Storm."
Unlocked at Level 162
MS Skill Phantom Blow - Guardbreak.png Phantom Blow - Guardbreak
"Increases Phantom Blow's Monster DEF debuff."
Unlocked at Level 168
MS Skill Blade Fury - Guardbreak.png Blade Fury - Guardbreak
"Increases Blade Fury's DEF ignore amount."
Unlocked at Level 177
MS Skill Bloody Storm - Extra Strike.png Bloody Storm - Extra Strike
"Increases Bloody Storm's attack count."
Unlocked at Level 183
MS Skill Phantom Blow - Extra Strike.png Phantom Blow - Extra Strike
"Phantom Blow's attack count."
Unlocked at Level 189
MS Skill Blade Fury - Spread.png Blade Fury - Spread
"Increases the number of monsters that Blade Fury hits."
Unlocked at Level 195
Active Skills[edit]
MS Skill Blade Clone.png Blade Clone
"Summons a dagger that exists in the Secret Garden's Book Ghost to deal a powerful bonus damage to all your attacks. All your ATT increases by 10%."
Unlocked at Level 150
MS Skill Asura's Anger.png Asura's Anger
"Create a vortex of wind blades, damaging nearby enemies."
Unlocked at level 170