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MapleStory Blaze Wizard Skill Build Guide

March 27, 2024

Blaze Wizard is one of five Cygnus Knights you can create in MapleStory and this skill build will show you all the vital skills you need to become the best fire-wielding mage in Maple World.

Originally released in 2009 with a Level Cap of 120, Cygnus Knights now are fully-fleshed out characters with their own fifth job skills and are viable end-game characters for players to use. They have gone through many revamps since their first release, giving them updated skill animation and best mobbing skills to put them in-line with other modern MapleStory Classes.

Blaze Wizard Overview

All Cygnus Knights were revamped as part of the 2022 update V.237 Ignition! They increased their damage skills, improve mobility and added in some new storylines for you to follow.

Blaze Wizard is a fire mage that are known for it's unique Orbital Flame skill. This skill has can be used to attack mobs all around you by using the arrow keys to send the fire balls in any direction, making mobbing very easy in large maps. You'll be using it all the way from first job right up until fifth job and it gets better each job advancement.

Blaze Wizard also has very good mobility, with it's own Flash Jump skill that can get you around large maps, including a double-jump up skill too. You can also create your own portals using the second job skill Flash Fire, which is great for training on larger maps.

You'll find training Blaze Wizard to be very fun as it's mobbing skills are very good. Apart from Orbital Flame, you'll also get several supporting secondary skills that can be very useful in smaller maps. By the time you hit fifth job, you'll have several large area-of-attack skills with short cooldowns that will allow you to lazy farm some of the most popular training maps in MapleStory. You will be consuming tons of MP however, so bring along a healthy supply of MP pots and perhaps the pet auto-mp skill. You may also find some of the skills to be very ping-dependent when playing, which can be a little jarring for players who live far away from their MapleStory Region.

Bossing with Blaze Wizard is fairly simple too; you'll be using most of your normal mobbing skills, interchanging with your short burst skills like Blazing Extinction and Towering Inferno. You get several useful skills when it comes to death; Phoenix Run gives you a free revive when hit with a fatal attack (although it has a hefty cooldown) and you get an i-frame Hyper Skill to allow you to bypass attacks. Whilst they are not at the top of the DPS chart, Blaze Wizards are very capable bossing classes.

  • Weapon: Wand / Staff
  • Job: Mage
  • Class: Cygnus Knight
  • Shared Cash Shop Inventory: Blaze Wizard, Wind Archer, Thunder Breaker, Dawn Warrior, Night Walker, Mihile
  • Legion Block: + INT (10/20/40/80/100)
  • Link Skill: Cygnus Blessing (Level 10: Attack Power: +25, Magic Attack Power: +25, Abnormal Status Resistence: +15, All Elemental Resistance: +15%)
  • Primary Stat: INT
  • Inner Ability: 20% Boss Damage / Passive Skills: +1

Blaze Wizard First Job Skill Build

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

  • Orbital Flame (MAX)
  • Flame Bite (MAX)
  • Flame Elemental (MAX)
  • Firewalk (MAX)
  • Natural Talent (MAX)
  • Fire Repulsion (MAX)

Focus on maxing your main attacking skill Orbital Flame, however, you may also find Flame Bite to be pretty useful since it hits 3 lines of damage in first job. Flame Elemental will auto-summon when you use Orbital Flame and give you a passive boost to your Magic Attack. Natural Talent is a passive magic-guard ability and Firewalk adds some fire and dark sight to your flash jump skill.

Skill Description & Overview

Icon Skill Description Type
Orbital Flame Orbital Flame Fly forward and project flame onto enemies around you. Use the arrow keys to direct. Main Attack Skill
Flame Bite Flame Bite Send out a jet of flame to burn enemies ahead of you. Secondary Attack Skill
Flame Elemental Flame Elemental Use Orbital Flame to temporarily summon a Flame Elemental which will increase your Magic ATT. Passive Buff
Firewalk Firewalk Jump into the air and disappear in a burst of flame, appearing some distance ahead Passive Buff
Natural Talent Natural Talent Increases your max MP through natural talent. Amount increased depends on your level. Passive Buff
Fire Repulsion Fire Repulsion The flow of flames repulses some of the damage from the caster. Passive Buff

Blaze Wizard Second Job Skill Build

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

  • Flame Vortex (+1), Word of Fire (+2)
  • Word of Fire (MAX)
  • Flame Vortex (MAX)
  • Greater Orbital Flame (MAX)
  • Orbital Exlosion (MAX)
  • Flash Fire (MAX)
  • Spell Control (MAX)
  • Greater Flame Elemental (MAX)
  • Controlled Burn (MAX)

In second job, Blaze Wizard's Orbital Flame upgrades to Greater Orbital Flame. You get your Word of Fire skill which increases Attack Speed, so you'll want to max this as early as possible.

Flame Vortex is the better of your two attacking skills- the range on Greater Orbital Flame isn't very big so it's hard to get good map control. It's more useful for tougher enemies like Elite Bosses.

Flash Fire allows you to create a temporary portal to help with navigating large maps. Flame Vortex is a secondary attack that knocks enemies away from you; you'll probably rarely use this skill.

Skill Description & Overview

Icon Skill Description Type
Greater Orbital Flame Greater Orbital Flame Enhances damage and allows you to use up to 2 Orbital Flames at once. Main Attack Skill
Word Of Fire Word of Fire Calls on the hidden words of fire to temporarily increase Magic ATT and attack speed Attack Speed Booster
Ignition Orbital Explosion Empower your flames to cause all skills to create and spread additional damage over time Passive Buff
Flame Vortex Flame Vortex Burns enemies and pushes them back with swirling flames. Can be resisted by some monsters. Secondary Attack Skill
Flashfire Flash Fire Leave a trail of fire from your current location. While the trail remains, you can use Flashfire again to teleport back to your original position. Temporary Portal Skill
Spell Control Spell Control Your desire to push your magical skills to the limit gives you greater control over magic itself. Passive Buff
Greater Flame Elemental Greater Flame Elemental Enhances Flame Elemental. Passive Buff
Controlled Burn Controlled Burn Escape from the heat of battle and transform your internal flame to MP. Buff Skill

Blaze Wizard Third Job Skill Build

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

  • Flame Tempest (MAX)
  • Grand Orbital Flame (MAX)
  • Cinder Maelstrom (MAX)
  • Liberated Magic (MAX)
  • Burning Focus (MAX)
  • Brilliant Enlightenment (MAX)
  • Grand Flame Elemental (MAX)
  • Phoenix Run (MAX)

Third job your Orbital Flame starts to feel really powerful as it's upgraded to Grand Orbital Flame.

However, you'll mostly be using Flame Tempest as your main attacking skill due to it's superior map control. If you have low damage, you may prefer Orbital Flame, but it's up to you!

You get several passive damage boosting skills, as well as a Phoenix Run, which is super useful at late end-game bosses as it essentially provides a free extra life.

Skill Description & Overview

Icon Skill Description Type
Grand Orbital Flame Grand Orbital Flame Enhances damage and allows you to use up to 3 Orbital Flames at once. Main Attack Skill
Flame Tempest Flame Tempest Damages and pushes enemies away from both sides of the caster with huge, surging flames. Can be resisted by some monsters. Secondary Attack Skill
Cinder Maelstrom Cinder Maelstrom Blows up one enemy by infusing them with fire, drawing in and damaging other nearby enemies. Bosses and stationary monsters cannot be blown up. Cooldown Skill
Liberated Magic Liberated Magic Liberates the flame-flow from within you, allowing it to grow in power. Passive Buff
Burning Focus Burning Focus Critically analyzes enemy weaknesses and increases the chance of landing fatal blows. Passive Buff
Brilliant Enlightenment Brilliant Enlightenment Reach enlightenment through command of magic. Passive Buff
Grand Flame Elemental Grand Flame Elemental Greater Flame Elemental. Passive Buff
Phoenix Run Phoenix Run When hit by a fatal attack, saves you by moving backwards and healing a percentage of HP through the blessing of fire. Not affected by Cooldown reset. Buff Skill

Blaze Wizard Fourth Job Skill Build

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

  • Final Orbital Flame (MAX)
  • Pure Magic (MAX)
  • Blazing Extinction (MAX)
  • Burning Conduit (MAX)
  • Final Flame Elemental (MAX)
  • Fires of Creation (MAX)
  • Towering Inferno (MAX)
  • Wild Blaze (MAX)
  • Flame Barrier (MAX)
  • Call of Cygnus (MAX) - Requires Quest
  • Cygnus Knights' Will

You get your final upgrade of Orbital Flame as it becomes Final Orbital Flame. Blazing Extinction is a useful secondary as it fires a giant fireball that moves slowly across the map damaging enemies. Fires of Creation will allow you to ignore 30% Defense while Burning Conduit will increase the attack speed and damage of everyone standing inside the circle. Towering Inferno hits up to 15 enemies at once.

Call Of Cygnus, which is essentially your Maple Warrior skill, can be gotten by completing a specific quest called The Alliance Gathers.

Skill Description & Overview

Icon Skill Description Type
Final Orbital Flame Final Orbital Flame Enhances damage and allows up to 4 uses of Orbital Flame. Press the arrow keys with the skill key to direct the attack. Main Attack Skill
Pure Magic Pure Magic Uncover the very essence of your magic, releasing all its potential at once. Passive Buff
Blazing Extinction Blazing Extinction Launches an intense flame sphere that burns nearby enemies with seeking chains of fire. Secondary Attack Skill
Burning Conduit Burning Conduit Creates a pentacle on the ground, increasing the damage and attack speed of everyone standing on it. Buff Skill
Final Flame Elemental Final Flame Elemental Enhances Grand Flame Elemental. Passive Buff
Fires Of Creation Fires of Creation Summons the very essence of fire itself. While summoned, your MP costs increase but your attacks ignore some enemy defenses and [Ignition] reduces their resistances. Elemental Resistance reductions will vary among you and your party members. Toggle Skill
Towering Inferno Towering Inferno Concentrates the flow of flame into a single spot. Enemies already affected by Ignition will take greater damage. Secondary Attack Skill
Wild Blaze Wild Blaze Summon roaring flames to burn enemies. Passive Buff
Flame Barrier Flame Barrier Summons a wall of flames to deflect incoming damage. Buff Skill
Call Of Cygnus Call of Cygnus Grants the blessings of Cygnus's awakening to temporarily increase all stats for you and your party members. Does not stack with Maple Warrior, Call of Cygnus, Nova Warrior, Hero of the Flora, President's Orders, Anima Warrior, or Rhinne's Protection. Buff Skill
Cygnus Knights Will Cygnus Knights Will Cure's Abnormal Status Effects Debuff Skill

Blaze Wizard 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.

  • Orbital Flame - Range
  • Orbital Flame - Guardbreak
  • Orbital Flame - Split Attack
  • Blazing Extinction - Reinforce
  • Blazing Extinction - Add Attack
  • Cataclysm
  • Glory Of The Guardians
  • Phoenix Drive

Blaze Wizard 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.

Check out the 5th Job V-Matrix Guide for more in-depth details about fifth job.

Blaze Wizard's Nodes should include:

  • Orbital Inferno
  • Savage Flame
  • Inferno Sphere
  • Salamander Mischief
  • Trio: Orbital Flame, Blazing Extinction, Dragon Blaze
  • Trio: Towering Inferno, Cinder Maelstrom, Cataclysm

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

  • Decent Holy Symbol
  • Decent Sharp Eyes
  • Decent Speed Infusion
  • Erda Nova
  • Rope Lift
  • True Arachnid Reflection
  • Ethereal Form
  • Mana Overload
  • Empress Cygnus's Blessing
  • Phalanx Charge

Skill Description & Overview

Icon Skill Description Type
Orbital Inferno Orbital Inferno Hurls a giant ball of flame that shoots forward before returning to you. Unaffected by attack reflection. Cooldown Attack Skill
Savage Flame Savage Flame Unleashes the true might of the Essence of Fire. Only usable while Fires of Creation is active. Attack varies based on the Fire Essence summoned. All the flames are consumed upon use and the attack is boosted in proportion to the number of flames consumed. Cooldown attack skill
Inferno Sphere Inferno Sphere Blaze through your enemies with the phoenix's symbol of infinite life and death. Burst
Salamander Mischief Salamander Mischief Summon the fire of a playful salamander spirit. Salamander tracks a nearby enemy to attack when a direct skill attack by Blaze Wizard hits. In a single action, it either consumes all of the number of attacks or returns to the summoner's location when it strays too far. Obtain Ember every time Salamander's attack hits, and Salamander's attack becomes stronger in proportion. You can get a Magic ATT increase buff in return for the Ember when Salamander disappears. This buff is not affected by Buff Freezer effects. Skill is unaffected by attack reflection, and prioritizes bosses with highest Max HP but Ignition effect cannot be applied. Max Level 25. Cooldown attack skill


26/03/2024 - Ignition Update

19/10/2021 - First update


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