MapleStory M Best Class: Dark Knight Guide

by Sammy Chan

When it comes to online games, people tend to look up what class is best for min-maxing or simply the strongest class to play. Since MapleStory M recently launched, a plethora of new and old players alike are checking out the game. Now, if you’re new, you might be a little lost when it comes to class selection in character selection. So what’s MapleStory M best class to play right now? This guide will focus on describing the style of each class and what they do best. Once you’ve gone through it, you can decide for yourself which class is best for you! For now, there are five classes in the game that you can choose from. Let’s take a look at them one by one.
The thing about online games is that every basic class are usually balanced and equally good. Besides the obvious stats, other criteria that define a “best class” is usually tied to the player themselves. What do you seek from the class? How would you like to play? These factors should be taken into consideration. Simply put, Player A’s best class could possibly be Player B’s worst class. In this guide, we’ll focus on Dark Knight.
Disclaimer: This guide is meant for new players and will only cover the basics of each class. An advanced guide with skill breakdown and description will be added later on!

Dark Knight

Between a rock and a hard place is what you would call a person trying to decide which Warrior class to pick. Luckily, in MapleStory M, only the Dark Knight is available right now. There’s no need to worry about Paladin or Hero – for now.

Who should play Dark Knight?

The Dark Knight’s role is basically that of both of its counterpart. It’s tanky while at the same time, capable of dishing out damages. With a big health pool plus the ability to heal themselves via summons, this class is for those who enjoy dealing high damage without feeling too squishy. So if you like to deal damage while being able to tank more than a few hits, this is the class for you. Also viable if you like Batman jokes.

The goodies and the baddies

Just from the paragraph above, it may seem like Dark Knight is the best class out there in the warrior branch. Well, that is quite the opposite. Despite being rather balanced, the class does have its own limitation. We’ll highlight this class with these four factors: leveling, farming, mobbing, and bossing.
Getting to a point where Dark Knight starts being fun might take a while. Due to its bad mobility in comparison to other class, getting around might feel like a hassle. The class is also quite squishy early on but once you reach end game, you don’t even have to worry about this.
Farming & Mobbing
It takes a while for it to get good. Only when you reach the fifth job will your class be good at farming and mobbing. Prior to the fifth job, this class can feel quite squishy. If you have the patience for it and is the kind of person that thinks “the destination” is worth “the trip” then this probably won’t bother you.
Dark Knight is one of the best bossing class in MapleStory. With the capability to completely cancel a boss’ skill-cast, you can pretty much nullify a boss buffing itself, making DK extremely valuable and powerful when bossing.
So to summarize, they are quite tedious to level and other jobs can do better than they can when it comes to mobbing but Dark Knight is great at bossing.

Skill build for Dark Knight

Here’s a suggested build for Dark Knight but you’re of course, free to modify it to your preferred playstyle. An in-depth and advanced guide will be added later on!
First Job – Warrior Basics

  • Slash Blast (1)
  • War Leap (MAX)
  • Warrior Mastery (MAX)
  • Slash Blast (MAX)
  • Iron Body (MAX)

Second Job – Spearman Techniques

  • Piercing Drive (1) Spear Sweep (1) Weapon Mastery (5)
  • Weapon Booster (MAX)
  • Warrior Mastery (MAX)
  • Physical Training (MAX)
  • Piercing Drive (19)
  • Final Attack (MAX)
  • Iron Will (MAX)
  • Hyper Body (MAX)
  • Spear Sweep (MAX)

Third Job – Beyond Berserk

  • La Mancha Spear (1) Rush (1)
  • Lord of Darkness (MAX)
  • Cross Surge (MAX)
  • Hex of the Evil Eye (MAX)
  • La Mancha Spear (14)
  • Rush (MAX)
  • Evil Eye Shock (MAX)
  • Endure (MAX)
  • Evil Eye of Domination (MAX)

Fourth Job – Dark Knight of Darkness

  • Advance Weapon Mastery (1)
  • Dark Impale (MAX)
  • Final Pact (MAX)
  • Advance Weapon Mastery (MAX)
  • Stance (MAX)
  • Gungnir’s Descent (1)
  • Sacrifice (MAX)
  • Gungnir’s Descent (MAX)
  • Maple Warrior (MAX)
  • Magic Crash (MAX)
  • Revenge of the Evil Eye (MAX)
  • Hero’s Will (MAX)

So is Dark Knight the right class for you? Next up we’ll take a quick look over at Bishop! Again, I would like to stress that there isn’t the best class for everyone. It’s not a standardized thing. What you find fun will be the best class for you. For example, it took me three restarts to find my own best class. My advice is to try everything but don’t invest in anything until you’re sure. Have fun Maple-ing and don’t forget to claim those rewards!

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BritDevil 30/08/2018 - 2:31 am

What do you mean by “barricade mastery” as the first skill point in 4th job? I see this mentioned in several places, was it maybe previously in the game and taken out?

Eri Gaito 30/08/2018 - 12:19 pm

Seems like they changed the skill name to Advance Weapon Mastery. Thanks for pointing it out!

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