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Mercedes arrives in MapleStory

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The second of three Legends characters, Mercedes, has arrived as a new class in MapleStory.

One of the five heroes who sealed the Black Mage, Merecedes is an elven character that uses Bowman equipment, plus dual bowguns, her special weapon which uses magic arrows as its ammunition. She also gains a unicorn mount, a special Cash Inventory, and unique Elven skills including healing, experience buffs, and attack speed increases. Some of her job advancements are also automatic, making her a powerful character.

MapleStory is published by Nexon, which also publishes Dungeon Fighter Online and Dragon Nest.

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New Class: Mercedes

Mercedes is the ruler of the elves, who have been asleep for hundreds of years. Along with Aran and Freud, she is one of the five heroes who sealed the Black Mage. Much like Aran, Mercedes and her people were cursed by the Black Mage before he was sealed, causing the elves to fall into a long sleep. Before succumbing to the curse, Mercedes sealed the elves’ home of Elluel so that no one could enter while the curse still held sway.

During Mercedes’ tutorial, you see a fully animated video of her, Freud, and Afrien attacking the Black Mage’s stronghold, then you play through the ensuing events in the past. Upon awakening in the present, Mercedes find that she has weakened considerably and that the other elves are still sealed.

  • Mercedes can only be created by selecting the Mercedes option when creating a new character.
  • At creation, you can change Mercedes’ gender and face.
  • Mercedes is Lv.10 with her 1st job already obtained by the time the required portion of her tutorial is complete.
  • Her 2nd job advancement can be made at Lv.30 through a quest.
  • After making the 2nd job advancement, she automatically makes job advancements at Lv.70 and Lv.120.
  • She gains 65 SP for her 1st job skills, so they all can be raised to their max level.
  • Mercedes can equip Bowman type equipment, and she uses a new type of weapon called dual bowguns.
  • She must have a dual bowgun equipped in order to perform most of her skills.
  • Dual bowguns use magic arrows as their ammunition. These magic arrows are not consumed when used. Lv.10, 30, 70, and 120 magic arrows can be purchased in Elluel.
  • Her primary stat is dexterity (DEX), and her secondary stat is strength (STR).
  • Dual bowguns that are of a higher level than the beginning one are only available at the merchant found in Elluel (up to Lv.25). They can also be obtained through smithing, monster drops, and from certain events.
  • Mercedes can get a unicorn mount starting at Lv.70 and can upgrade it starting at Lv.120.
  • Each Mercedes character has its own individual Cash Inventory not shared with other characters.

Unique Elf Basics skills

  • Elven Healing (Master Level: 1): Passive buff: Recovers HP/MP by 5% of their max every 4 sec.
  • Elven Blessing (Master Level: 1): Passive effect: Permanently receive +10% EXP. This can be granted to one character in the same world on your account. Active effect: Returns you to Elluel, Cooldown: 1800 sec (30 min).
  • Updraft (Master Level: 1): Press the up arrow + jump to quickly move up ladders or ropes.
  • Elven Grace (Master Level: 1): Passive buff. Permanently increases attack speed 1 level. Movement speed +10, Jump +10, Charm +50

1st job advancement skills

  • Swift Dual Shot (Master Level: 20): Fire arrows at multiple enemies in front of you. At max level: MP Cost: 14, Damage: 115%, Arrows Fired: 2, Max Enemies Hit: 3
  • Potential Power (Master Level: 15): Passive buff. At max level: Movement Speed +30, Max Movement Speed Limit +165, Enemy Attack Avoidance Rate: 20%
  • Glide Blast (Master Level: 10): Perform a second jump to the left or right when press the jump button again while in the air after jumping. At max level: MP Cost: 10
  • Sharp Aim (Master Level: 20): Passive buff. At max level: Critical Rate +40%

2nd job advancement skills

  • Piercing Storm (Master Level: 20): Fire penetrating arrows at multiple enemies in front of you. At max level: MP Cost: 24, Damage: 115%, Arrows Fired: 4, Max Enemies Hit: 6
  • Rising Rush (Master Level: 15): Pushes back multiple enemies in front of you and launches them into the air. Other skills can be combined with this one, and you can deal additional damage while they’re in the air. At max level: MP Cost: 25, Damage: 130%, Launch Damage: 210%, Max Enemies Hit: 8, Additional Damage while attacking launched enemies in the air: 30%
  • Parting Shot (Master Level: 5): Fires arrows at enemies launched into the air with Rising Rush. Can only be used after Rising Rush. At max level: MP Cost: 16, Damage: 90%, Number of Attacks: 4, Max Enemies Hit: 8. Required Skill: Rising Rush Lv.1
  • Dual Bowguns Booster (Master Level: 20): Active buff. At max level: MP Cost: 11, Duration: 300 sec, Increases dual bowguns attack speed by 2 levels. Required Skill: Dual Bowguns Mastery Lv.5
  • Spirit Surge (Master Level: 15): Active buff. At max level: MP Cost: 45, Duration: 180 sec, Damage +15%, Critical Rate +15%
  • Dual Bowguns Mastery (Master Level: 20): Passive buff. At max level: Dual Bowguns mastery +50%, Accuracy +120
  • Final Attack: Dual Bowguns (Master Level: 20): Passive buff that grants a chance to deal additional damage after an attack. At max level: Chance: 40%, Damage: 75%, Number of Attacks: 2. Required Skill: Dual Bowguns Mastery Lv.3
  • Physical Training (Master Level: 10): Passive buff. At max level: STR/DEX +30

3rd job advancement skills

  • Stunning Strikes (Master Level: 20): Fire multiple arrows at enemies in front of you, when a chance to stun the enemies. At max level: MP Cost: 35, Damage: 126%, Arrows Fired: 4, Max Enemies Hit: 4, Stun Chance: 80%, Stun duration: 6 sec
  • Leaf Tornado (Master Level: 20): Spin in mid-air and fire a hail of arrows all around you. This skill can only be used while in mid-air, and requires 120% or more Jump. At max level: MP Cost: 45, Damage: 135%, Number of Attacks: 4, Max Enemies Hit: 8
  • Unicorn Spike (Master Level: 20): Summons a sacred unicorn that attacks multiple enemies ahead of you while weakening them for a fixed period of time. Weakened enemies take additional damage from a fixed number of attacks from you and your party members. For boss monsters, the amount of additional damage is doubled. At max level: MP Cost: 62, Damage: 150%, Number of Critical Attacks: 5, Max Enemies Hit: 8, Chance for an additional damage debuff: 95%, Duration of additional damage debuff: 15 sec, Amount of Additional Damage during debuff: 15%, Max number of additional damage attacks during debuff: 10
  • Gust Dive (Master Level: 20): Dive and attack enemies after jumping. Requires 120% or more Jump. At max level: MP Cost: 45, Damage: 195%, Number of Attacks: 3, Max Enemies Hit: 6
  • Aerial Barrage (Master Level: 15): A combo skill used after lifting enemies into the air with Rising Rush. Fly toward airborne enemies, peppering them with swift attacks. Also permanently increases the damage caused by Rising Rush. At max level: Passive Effect: Rising Rush Damage +30%. Active Effects: MP Cost: 32, Damage: 120%, Number of Attacks: 6, Max Enemies Hit: 8, Instant Kill Chance: 15%
  • Ignis Roar (Master Level: 20): Passive and active buffs. At max level: Passive Effect: Avoidability +20%, Active Effects: MP Cost: 60, ATT: +40, Duration: 180 sec
  • Water Shield (Master Level: 20): Active buff that casts a barrier around you. At max level: MP Cost: 100, Absorbs 30% damage for 180 sec and increases resistance to abnormal status and all elemental attacks by 25%
  • Elemental Knights (Master Level: 20): Summons a random spirit to aid you in battle. At max level: MP Cost: 60, 1 random spirit summoned for 160 sec, Cooldown: 120 sec
    Ice Spirit: Damage: 550%, Freeze Chance: 90%, Freeze Duration: 5 sec
    Fire Spirit: Damage: 550%, 110% damage over time every 1 sec for 5 sec
    Shadow Spirit: Damage: 625%

4th job advancement skills

  • Ishtar’s Ring (Master Level: 30): Rapidly fires arrows at enemies in front of you. Hold down the skill key to fire arrows continuously. Damage from Stunning Strikes will be increased permanently as a passive effect of this skill. At max level: Passive Effect: Stunning Strikes Damage +25%. Active Effects: MP Cost: 10, Damage: 110%, Number of Attacks: 2. Requires Mastery Books. Required Skill: Stunning Strikes Lv.20
  • Spikes Royale (Master Level: 20): At max level: Passive Effect: Leaf Tornado Damage +30%. Active Effects: MP Cost: 60, Critical Attack – Damage 572%, Number of Attacks: 2, Max Enemies Hit: 13, Enemy DEF -20% for 15 sec, Cooldown: 5 sec. Requires a Mastery Book. Required Skill: Leaf Tornado Lv.10
  • Lightning Edge (Master Level: 30): Dash forward while attacking multiple enemies in your path. At max level: MP Cost 74, While Moving forward – Damage: 435%, Number of Attacks: 3, Max Enemies Hit: 8, Cooldown: 5 sec. Requires Mastery Books.
  • Rolling Moonsault (Master Level: 20): A combo skill used after lifting enemies into the air using Rising Rush. Spins enemies in the air while attacking them. Damage caused by Rising Rush will be permanently increases as a passive effect of this skill. At max level: Passive Effect: Rising Rush Damage +50%. Active Effects: MP Cost: 70, Damage 190%, Number of Attacks: 6, Max Enemies Hit: 8
  • Ancient Warding (Master Level: 30): Active buff. The Avoidability granted from Ignis Roar is increased permanently as a passive effect of this skill. At max level: Passive Effect: Ignis Roar’s Avoidability +20%. Active Effects: MP Cost: 80, Damage +30%, Max HP +1500, Duration: 210 sec. Required Skill: Ignis Roar Lv.5. Requires Mastery Books.
  • Dual Bowguns Expert (Master Level: 30): Passive buff. At max level: Dual Bowguns Mastery +70%, Weapon ATT +30, Minimum Critical Damage +15%. Requires Mastery Books. Required Skill: Dual Bowguns Mastery Lv.20
  • Defense Break (Master Level: 10): Passive buff. At max level: 40% chance of ignoring all enemy DEF (applies to boss monsters as well). Requires a Mastery Book.
  • Advanced Final Attack (Master Level: 30): Passive buff: At max level: Permanently increases ATT by 20 and Accuracy by 10%. Upon attacking, has a 70% chance of activating a 105% damage, two-hit Final Attack. Requires Mastery Books. Required Skill: Final Attack: Dual Bowguns Lv.20
  • Maple Warrior (Master Level: 30): Active buff. At max level: MP Cost 70, All Stats: 15%, Duration: 900 sec. Requires Mastery Books.
  • Hero’s Will (Master Level: 5): Cancels some abnormal status effects. At max level: MP Cost 30, Cooldown: 360 sec. It can be obtained through the “Strong Will” quest chain.
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