MapleStory 2 Class guide

Gauge your skill level and pick your poison.

MapleStory 2 Classes

In MapleStory 2, there are many different Classes/Jobs to choose from. There are 11 in total, and each has a primary attribute, weapon, and difficulty. While the game servers may be closing down in a couple of months, it’s free-to-play, so no harm in giving one of these classes a spin in the meantime. 

Agility (AGI) Classes

Archer

The Archer is all about the long-range. Master a ranged combat style and balance speed for power with the ability to charge your shots to increase the damage dealt.

  • Primary Weapon: Bow & Arrow
  • Difficulty: Moderate
Archer
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Heavy Gunner

The Heavy Gunner is based around rapid fire. Between the speed of the shot and the amount of the shots, this class can turn the battlefield into a straight-up warzone.  

  • Primary Weapon: Cannon
  • Difficulty: Moderate
Heavy Gunner
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Dexterity (DEX) Classes

Striker

The Striker is the newest class and the only DEX class in the game. This class gets up close and personal centered around hand-to-hand combat: punches, kicks, and a whole lot of style.

  • Primary Weapon: Two-Handed Knuckles
  • Difficulty: Hard
Striker
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Intelligence (INT) Classes

Priest

The Priest is a healer class, but don’t think that means there’s no bite. There are both spells for offensive and healing, and some of them do both: Healing allies they hit while hurting enemies they hit.

  • Primary Weapon: Scepter and Spellbook
  • Difficulty: Hard
Priest
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Soul Binder

This class’ power lies in the Mantra Orbs that float around them and power their attacks. While they are more offensive than the Priest, they also have healing abilities.

  • Primary Weapon: Two-handed Orb
  • Difficulty: Hard
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Wizard

The Wizard can control multiple elements to rain down terror on their foes. Wield fire, ice, and lightning magic to burn, freeze or shock your foes.

  • Primary Weapon: Staff
  • Difficulty: Moderate
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Luck (LUK) Classes

Assassin

The Assassin is a blend of deadly knives and dark magic. She can use her throwing knives traditionally or wield them with her magical abilities to move with ease and explode on impact.

  • Primary Weapon: Throwing Knives
  • Difficulty: Easy
Assassin
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Thief

The Thief is considered to be the most difficult class in the game. Get up close and personal with daggers and poison. For a deadly combination, the Thief deals extra damage to enemies that are poisoned.

  • Primary Weapon: Daggers
  • Difficulty: (Very) Hard
Thief
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Strength (STR) Classes

Berserker

The Berserker is all about brute force. A sword that’s heavy swing can cause earthquakes powerful enough to stun enemies that become vulnerable to your hack-and-slash.

  • Primary Weapon: Two-Handed Sword
  • Difficulty: Easy
Berserker
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Knight

The Knight is a versatile class in that it can be played offensively with the sword, or defensively with the shield. Protect yourself and your allies, or charge forth and go in for the kill.

  • Primary Weapon: Sword and Shield
  • Difficulty: Moderate
Knight
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Runeblade

The Runeblade marries together the combat styles of a melee fighter and a spellcaster. Apply different enchantments to your blade to slice through your enemies with ease, or to your armor for a buff.

  • Primary Weapon: Two-handed Blade
  • Difficulty: Moderate
Runeblade
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