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MapleStory 2 - Classes Pros and Cons + Builds

By RWND   /   Oct 13, 2018     Guides
MapleStory 2 - Classes Pros and Cons + Builds

This guide contains up-to-date builds and information about every single class in Maplestory 2!

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Archer



  • Role: Ranged DPS 
  • Weapon: Bow 
  • Attributes: Fire and Ice 
  • Main Stats: DEX 
  • Class Difficulty: ★★★☆☆ 

Stats Overview:



Pros:

  • Can increase team accuracy and critical rate with his skill Sharp Eyes.
  • Skills can produce very high hit combos.
  • Very good DPS.
  • Good for new players!

Cons:

  • Solo play can be hard at times due to rotations.
  • Low defense.

PVP Build:



PVE Build:



Heavy Gunner



  • Role: Ranged DPS 
  • Weapon: Cannons 
  • Attributes: Fire and Lightning 
  • Main Stats: DEX 
  • Class Difficulty: ★★☆☆☆ 

Stats Overview:



Pros:

  • Good AOE Damage.
  • Good combos can provide high total damage in raids/world bosses/dungeons.
  • Fastest mob clearing skills in the game.
  • His skill tree offers an HP (Med Kit) regenaration skill and a SP one (His passive).

Cons:

  • Slow character.
  • Loses DPS on mobile enemies.
  • Long channel times and animations on skills.
  • Squishy.

PVE and PVP Build:



Priest



  • Role: Healer 
  • Weapon: Scepter and spellbook 
  • Attributes: Divine 
  • Main Stats: INT 
  • Class Difficulty: ★★☆☆☆ 

Stats Overview:



Pros:

  • Able to self-heal and allies.
  • Easy to find groups.
  • Can replenish SP.
  • Can teleport to allies while boosting self movement speed.

Cons:

  • Needs a party to level up efficiently.
  • Bad mobility.
  • Low DPS.

DPS Build (Dungeons/Raids):



Solo PVE Build:



Support Build:



Wizard



  • Role: Magic DPS 
  • Weapon: Staffs and wands 
  • Attributes: Magic, Fire, ice and electric 
  • Main Stats: INT 
  • Class Difficulty: ★☆☆☆☆ 

Stats Overview:



Pros:

  • Very easy to play.
  • Can buff the damage of allies.
  • Good DPS.
  • Great for Bossing.
  • Can use multiple teleports to dodge.

Cons:

  • Squishy.
  • High SP cost abilities.

PVE Build:



PVP Build:



Assassin



  • Role: Ranged DPS 
  • Weapon: Shurikens 
  • Attributes: Dark 
  • Main Stats: Luck 
  • Class Difficulty: ★★☆☆☆ 

Stats Overview:



Pros:

  • Very fun to play.
  • High DPS.
  • Has an ability that guarantees crits for a small duration of time (max 15s).
  • Very mobile with his dash.

Cons:

  • Squishy.
  • A lot of running around to kite enemies.

PVE and PVP Build:



Thief



  • Role: Melee DPS 
  • Weapon: Daggers 
  • Attributes: Toxic 
  • Main Stats: Luck and Dex 
  • Class Difficulty: ★★★★★

Stats Overview:



Pros:

  • Great mobility.
  • Great at PVP.
  • Extremely good DPS potential (Thief can be the best DPS in game if the player is really skilled with the class.
  • Can buff the attack speed of allies.

Cons:

  • Can only provide Good DPS if the player is somewhat skilled with the class.
  • Hard to find parties.
  • Hardest class in the game.
  • Squishy.

PVE and PVP Build:



Runeblader



  • Role: Melee DPS 
  • Weapon: Sword 
  • Attributes: Fire, Frost, Lightning 
  • Main Stats: STR and INT 
  • Class Difficulty: ★★☆☆☆

Pros:

  • Ability to replenish 20 SP/sec without needing to defeat enemies. 
  • Melee magic damage.
  • Can Use 3 elements to change his playstyle.
  • Gets a range attack at lvl 13.

Cons:

  • Squishy.
  • Slow.

Leveling Build (50 Cap):



Solo PVE Build (60 Cap):



Group Build:



Berserker



  • Role: Melee DPS 
  • Weapon: 2 Handed sword 
  • Attributes: Dark 
  • Main Stats: STR 
  • Class Difficulty: ★☆☆☆☆ 

Stats Overview:



Pros:

  • One of the best DPS in the game currently.
  • Good defense and sustain.
  • Lifesteal skills are always good.
  • Great damage burst.
  • Fun to play.

Cons:

  • Consumes a lot of potions and herbs.

PVE and PVP Build:



Knight



  • Role: Melee 
  • Weapon: Sword and Shield 
  • Attributes: DIV 
  • Main Stats: STR 
  • Class Difficulty: ★★★☆☆ 

Stats Overview:



Pros:

  • Good defense and HP.
  • Can debuff multiple enemies with the skill Shield Toss.
  • Easy to learn but hard to master.

Cons:

  • Bad DPS.
  • Frustrating at times due to the RNG.
  • Clunky combat mechanics. 

Solo DPS:



Party Build: 

Tags:   MapleStory 2, PC
Written by RWND.