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MapleStory Angelic Buster Skill Build Guide

February 19, 2024

Angelic Buster is a MapleStory Nova class that has a very fun aesthetic style that relies on charging up attacks to deal damage to enemies. Angelic Buster's hometown is in Grandis called Pantheon, where she is given power from a dragon named Eskalade. With flashy skills and lots of mobility, Angelic Buster is a fun class to play.

Angelic Buster Overview

Angelic Buster was originally released in MapleStory GMS patch V126 - Tempest: Angelic Buster as part of the Nova class group, which also includes Kaiser and Cadena. Angelic Buster is known for it's highly flashy skills and aesthetics, being only able to be a female character. Angelic Buster also has one of the best flash jumps in the game, allowing her to travel across maps in an instant.

Angelic Buster's play style is all about charging up your attack skills. When you attack with normal skills there is a chance to get a recharge of one of your skills in the Soul Battery. The skills in your Soul Battery are more powerful and great for mobbing, but when they have not been recharged they become unavailable for use. Each job advancement introduces new charged skills for you to use, slowly increasing the amount of skills you can alternate between. Their mobbing becomes really good once funded, as one-shotting with Soul Seeker active helps a lot.

Bossing with Angelic Buster can be very rewarding. She has great damage and an even better burst skill to help make short work of bosses. In fifth job they get a 10 second i-frame to help dodge 1-hit KO attacks and in second job you get a damage shield that helps decrease damage to you. Angelic Buster has a bossing skill called Trinity, which has a three-hit animation skill. It is a slow attack- but managing to land all 3 hits on a boss does great damage and gives you a buff.

  • Weapon: Soul Shooter
  • Job: Pirate
  • Class: Nova
  • Shared Cash Shop Inventory: Cadena, Kasier, Angelic Buster
  • Legion Block: +DEX (10/20/40/80/100)
  • Link Skill: Terms and Conditions (+120% Damage for 10 seconds)
  • Primary Stat: DEX
  • Inner Ability: +1 Attack Speed

Angelic Buster First Job Skill Build

You can max all of your skills in first job. Follow this build:

  • Star Bubble (+1), Feather Hop (+1), Affinity Heart I (+1)
  • Feather Hop (6)
  • Melody Cross (MAX)
  • Star Bubble (MAX)
  • Feather Hop (MAX)
  • Affinity Heart I (MAX)

Your first Soul Battery Skill is called Star Bubble. When it needs recharging, you can press your normal attack key to shoot using your Soul Shooter weapon. Melody Cross increases attack speed, so max this early along with Star Bubble for great mobility. Affinity Heart I increases the chance of your charge skill recharging.

Skill Description & Overview

Icon Skill Description Type
Star Bubble Star Bubble Fires a condensed stream of unrefined energy. Deals area damage when projectile hits. Soul Battery Skill
Melody Cross Melody Cross Eskalade's power increases your attack speed by 1 level. Your HP also increases. Buff
Feather Hop Feather Hop Tumble while jumping with direction key. Press jump again to repeat. Double Jump Skill
Affinity Heart I Affinity Heart I Get closer to Eskalade to draw out strength and make your body lighter. Passive Buff

Angelic Buster Second Job Skill Build

You can max all of your skills in second job. Follow this build:

  • Lovely Sting (+1), Soul Shooter Mastery (+1), Affinity Heart II (+1)
  • Lovely Sting (MAX)
  • Soul Shooter Mastery (MAX)
  • Affiliate Heart II (MAX)
  • Beautiful Soul (MAX)
  • Power Transfer (MAX)
  • Pink Pummel (MAX)

Your new Soul Battery skill is called Lovely Sting and it can hit up to 8 enemies with one hit. Pink Pummel is a rush skill that isn't very useful but it can be used in combination to help recharge skills (it only has a 20% recharge chance). Power Transfer gives you a nice damage shield from enemy hits and Affinity Heart II will increase the chance of a recharge happening.

Skill Description & Overview

Icon Skill Description Type
Lovely Sting Lovely Sting Pierce enemies with a beam of pretty power and inflict a debuff. Use the skill again to detonate the debuff. Soul Battery Skill
Soul Shooter Mastery Soul Shooter Mastery Increases Mastery and Attack Power on Soul Shooter weapons. Passive Buff
Power Transfer Power Transfer Generates a shield that absorbs a portion of damage dealt by the enemy. Buff
Pink Pummel Pink Pummel Rushes through enemies, knocking them back. Has a chance to recharge. Can be resisted by some monsters. Secondary Attack Skill
Beautiful Soul Beautiful Soul Permanently increases DEX. Passive Buff
Affinity Heart II Affinity Heart II Get closer with Eskalade to receive battle experience and increase resistance. Passive Buff

Angelic Buster Third Job Skill Build

You can max all of your skills in third job. Follow this build:

  • Heavenly Crash (+1), Shining Star Burst (+1), Affinity Heart III (+1)
  • Heavenly Crash (MAX)
  • Shininy Star Burst (MAX)
  • Affinity Heart III (MAX)
  • Dragon Whistle (MAX)
  • Soul Seeker (MAX)
  • Love Me Heart (MAX)
  • Iron Blossom (MAX)

Heavenly Crash is your new mobbing skill that will help you recharge your Soul skills. Combining Heavenly Crash with Shining Star Burst and Soul Seeker will make for a great combo for mobbing. Your Affinity Heart III skill is upgraded once again for better recharge chance and you get Iron Blossom Buff which increases Knockback Resistance by 40% (up to 80% with Power Transfer).

Skill Description & Overview

Icon Skill Description Type
Soul Seeker Soul Seeker Extracts the essence of Eskalade's power and sends it flying at enemies. Deals damage continuously until it disappears. Soul Seeker ignores attack reflection. Soul Battery Skill
Shining Star Burst Shining Star Burst Summons group of star blades enchanted with Eskalade's power. Soul Battery Skill
Love Me Heart Love Me Heart Become more resistant to external damage with inner peace. Passive Buff
Iron Blossom Iron Blossom Withstands enemy attacks with iron-like will. Buff
Heavenly Crash Heavenly Crash Slams the ground to create a shockwave that damages enemies in range and launches them. Can be resisted by some monsters. Main Attack Skill
Dragon Whistle Dragon Whistle Endure Eskalade's advances to increase Weapon Attack. Passive Buff
Affinity Heart III Affinity Heart III Get closer with Eskalade to increase DEX and acquire vision. Passive Buff

Angelic Buster Fourth Job Skill Build

You can max all of your skills in fourth job. Follow this build:

  • Celestial Roar (+1), Soul Seeker Expert (+1), Soul Shooter Expert (+1)
  • Celestial Roar (MAX)
  • Affinity Heart IV (MAX)
  • Soul Shooter Expert (MAX)
  • Star Gazer (MAX)
  • Nova Warrior (MAX)
  • Soul Seeker Expert (MAX)
  • Trinity (MAX)
  • Finale Ribbon (MAX)
  • Soul Resonance (MAX)
  • Nova Temperance (MAX)

Celestial Roar is your new main mobbing skill when it doesn't need recharging. You can use it with Heavenly Crash for great mobbing. Soul Seeker Expert is a toggle skill that allows you to use Soul Seeker at a 35% chance automatically for you. Your main bossing skill is Trinity, which has three hits that are quite slow but deal lots of damage. Finale Ribbon and Soul Resonance are both cooldown attack skills that you might find more useful during bossing that mobbing. Maxing Affinity Heart IV early will help with recharge skills too.

Skill Description & Overview

Icon Skill Description Type
Celestial Roar Celestial Roar Send out the soul-shaking roar of Eskalade. Soul Battery Skill
Trinity Trinity Condenses Eskalade's power to attack one enemy continuously. Single Target Skill
Star Gazer Star Gazer Borrows Eskalade's power to receive eyes that see through enemies' soul. Buff
Soul Shooter Expert Soul Shooter Expert Increases Soul Shoot Mastery and Weapon Attack. Passive Buff
Soul Seeker Expert Soul Seeker Expert Grants a chance to summon a Soul Seeker upon successful hits with your skill (excludes Soul Buster, Soul Seeker, and summoner skills). Can be toggled On/Off. Passive Buff
Soul Resonance Soul Resonance Resonates with Eskalade's soul and brings his appearance to life. You are not affected by pushback while casting Soul Resonance. Cooldown Attack Skill
Nova Warrior Nova Warrior Temporarily increases the stats of all party members. Does not stack with Maple Warrior, Call of Cygnus, Nova Warrior, President's Orders, Anima Warrior, or Rhinne's Protection. Buff
Nova Temperance Nova Temperance Hones your resolve to ignore certain abnormal status effects. Immune to Abnormal Status for 3 sec after use. Buff
Finale Ribbon Finale Ribbon Swings your ribbon with the power of love and justice to attack all nearby enemies. Cooldown Attack Skill
Affinity Heart IV Affinity Heart IV Increases affinity with the ancient dragon race to obtain the pinnacle of Soul Recharge Passive Buff

Angelic Buster Hyper Skill Build

Hyper skills are available at level 140. You get Hyper Skill Points as you level towards 200, but not enough to max all the skills, so choose wisely. These skills mostly help increase the damage of your current skills.

  • Trinity - Reinforce
  • Trinity - Extra Strike
  • Finale Ribbon - Cooldown Cutter
  • Soul Seeker - Reinforce
  • Soul Seeker - Make Up
  • Supreme Supernova
  • Final Contract
  • Pretty Exaltation

Angelic Buster Fifth Job Skill Build

Upon reaching level 200, you will now have access to the V Matrix, which acts as your new fifth job skills. Each class gets their own skills to use, along with boosting nodes to increase the damage of existing skills. To obtain new skills, you open up items called Nodestones, which drop from every mob in Arcane River. You have limited number of slots in your V Matrix, so you want to obtain perfect nodes for maximize your character's damage.

Angelic Buster's Nodes should include:

  • Sparkle Burst
  • Superstar Spotlight
  • Mighty Mascot
  • Trinity Fusion
  • Trio: Trinity, Soul Seeker, Supreme Supernova
  • Trio: Celestial Roar, Soul Resonance, Finale Ribbon

All 5th Job classes should try to also obtain these:

  • Decent Holy Symbol
  • Decent Sharp Eyes
  • Decent Speed Infusion
  • Erda Nova
  • Rope Lift
  • Weapon Aura
  • Might of the Nova
  • Grandis Goddess's Blessing
  • True Arachnid Reflection

Skill Description & Overview

Icon Skill Description Type
Sparkle Burst Sparkle Burst Summon a sparkly orb bursting with power Iframe
Superstar Spotlight Superstar Spotlight A real superstar takes theif spotlights where they go. Enemies, being unworthy of the spotlight, take damage under its rays, while your own abilities are boosted. Cooldown Attack Skill
Mighty Mascot Mighty Mascot Transform Eskalade into a character so cute that he might as well be a magical girl mascot. Summon
Trinity Fusion Trinity Fusion Summon spotlights and dazzle your enemies with your stage presence. Use Trinity with the Down key to activate. This skill can be activated while Trinity is in use as well. Cannot be pushed back when casting, and any damage taken will be reduced. Trinity Fusion is unaffected by attack reflection. Cooldown Attack Skill


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