Choosing the right Cygnus Class!

This was not created by me. It was originally posted on the Nexon website under GM Blog. I decided to repost it because of the few number of people who go there and the high number of people who constantly wonder what job to try next.

Welcome to AcornStory, our new ongoing feature where we help you get started in Maple World – everything from choosing a class to finding friends to understanding combat to tips for account security. MapleStory is easy to learn, but once you learn the basic game mechanics, where do you go and what do you do? That’s where AcornStory can help.

Choosing a Cygnus Knight class that’s right for you!

In the last AcornStory, we discussed how to pick a character type that fits your play style. This time, we’ll be focusing in on a specific character type – the Cygnus Knight – and talking about what happens when you start playing.

Cygnus Knights are special characters who pledge their service to the Empress Cygnus in her defense of Maple World against the coming of the Black Mage.

Cygnus Knights are very popular amongst those who enjoy feeling powerful right away. Like Explorers, Cygnus Knights give you considerable freedom in deciding how you’ll play the game and tend to be a bit more powerful than comparable Explorers at the same level. Cygnus Knights can only reach level 120, however. They can also advance into anything from tough melee fighters to spell-casting wizards.Their five classes roughly correspond to those of the Explorer type.

All Cygnus Knights begin the game along the Empress’ Road where they learn the basics of the game. For your first 10 levels you’ll be referred to as a “Noblesse.” That lets you learn the game, make some friends, kill some monsters and determine how you would like to play the game. It also provides you with some basic equipment including a hat, a robe and a medal that increases your abilities. Once you reach level 10 though, it’s time to make the most important decision of the game – what class you’re going to play.

Your class determines what kind of powers and abilities you have, how you’ll fight and what your role is when playing in groups. This is called a “job advancement.” As you continue to rise in levels, you’ll receive further job advancements that refine your class and give you new abilities.

Pro tip: Cygnus Knights have their own Cash Item inventories. These items cannot be shared with any of your other characters, including your other Cygnus Knights.

Here are your options (click on a class name to learn more):

Dawn Warrior

Dawn Warriors are close-combat warriors. Unlike their Explorer counterparts, however, a Dawn Warrior will gain access to certain magical abilities as they advance in level that allow them to move quicker.

Things to know about Dawn Warriors:

• They’re tough.
• They do a lot of damage.
• They usually have to fight up close.
• When they level up, they gain access to “Soul Runner,” a skill that allows the character to move very quickly for a short distance.
• When they level up, they gain access to a companion Sprite named “Soul” that increases their defense and attacks their enemies.

Becoming a Dawn Warrior

Once you reach level 10, speak with Nineheart in Ereve. He will direct to you to Knight Commander Mihile. He will start you on your Dawn Warrior career. Note that once you make this decision, you can never go back to being a Noblesse.

Wind Archer

Like their Explorer Bowmen counterparts, Wind Archers deliver huge amounts of long range damage. Unlike them, however, Wind Archers have considerably more abilities that allow them to control the field of battle. Exclusive skills that come from their connection with the element of air allow Wind Archers to knock back monsters and more readily defend themselves.

Things to know about Wind Archers:

• They do a lot of damage.
• They fight from long range.
• They can’t take much damage although at higher levels they develop powers that allow them to better defend themselves.
• They’re pretty fast.
• When they level up, they gain access to a companion Sprite named “Storm” that increases their defense and attacks their enemies.

Becoming a Wind Archer

Once you reach level 10, speak with Ninehearts in Ereve. He will direct to you to Knight Commander Irena. She will start you on your Wind Archer career. Note that once you make this decision, you can never go back to being a Noblesse.

Night Walker

Night Walkers are the Cygnus Knight equivalent of Explorer Thieves. Like them, Night Walkers use speed and stealth to quickly kill monsters. The difference is that Night Walkers are even more dependent on speed and avoidance than Thieves. They also have the ability to summon a fighting “Shadow Partner” that assists them in combat.

Things to know about being a Night Walker:

• They’re extremely fast.
• They use speed and stealth to quickly kill monsters.
• At higher levels, they can increase the movement speed of their entire adventuring party.
• They really can’t take much damage. While they can use claws in close-up combat, they should avoid this whenever possible.

• When they level up, they gain access to a Sprite companion named “Darkness” that increases their defense and attacks their enemies.

Becoming a Night Walker

Once you reach level 10, speak with Nineheart in Ereve. He will direct to you to Knight Commander Eckhart. He will start you on your Night Walker career. Note that once you make this decision, you can never go back to being a Noblesse.


Thunder Breaker

Thunder Breakers are the Cygnus Knight equivalent of Explorer Pirates. Unlike Pirates who can be either a ranged or melee fighter, Thunder Breakers are built for up close and personal combat. They can be difficult to play at lower levels as many of their skills are slightly weaker than their Explorer Pirate counterparts, but at high levels, Thunder Breakers are welcome in groups for skills that can actually knock back some Boss monsters.

Things to know about being a Thunder Breaker:

• Thunder Breakers are built for close combat.
• Thunder Breakers aren’t as tough as Dawn Warriors, but they’re still very tough.
• Thunder Breakers have a skill called Corkscrew Blow that can knock back some Boss monsters.
• One of their skills involves them throwing sharks!
• When they level up, they gain access to a Sprit companion named “Lightning” that increases their defense and attacks their enemies.

Becoming a Thunder Breaker

Once you reach level 10, speak with Nineheart in Ereve. He will direct to you to Knight Commander Hawkeye. He will start you on your Thunder Breaker career. Note that once you make this decision, you can never go back to being a Noblesse.

Blaze Wizard

The difference between Explorer Magicians who focus on elemental damage at the expense of defense or healing is that Blaze Wizards are even more specialized. At high levels, Blaze Wizards do unbelievable amounts of damage. The most important thing to remember about a Blaze Wizard is to destroy an enemy before it gets near you.

Things to know about being a Blaze Wizard:

• Blaze Wizards have spectacular fire attacks that fill your entire screen!
• At the highest levels they can destroy multiple foes at once.
• If they forget to use the proper spells, they’re extremely fragile and can’t take much damage.
• They require a lot of mana potions to be effective.
• When they level up, they gain access to a Sprit companion name Flame that increases their defense and attacks their enemies.

Becoming a Blaze Wizard

Once you reach level 10, speak with Nineheart in Ereve. He will direct to you to Knight Commander Oz. She will start you on your Blaze Wizard career. Note that once you make this decision, you can never go back to being a Noblesse.

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3 Responses to Choosing the right Cygnus Class!

  1. ... says:

    Don’t bother with Cygnus knight.

  2. adam says:

    the cyngus guy is named neinhart

  3. Anonymous says:

    You mispelled sprite for thunderbreakers and blaze wizards when you said that when they level they get a sprit named flame or lightning.

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