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MapleStory Corsair Skill Build Guide - Remastered Destiny Update

February 19, 2024

The Corsair job is a Pirate Explorer Class that wields guns and bullets to take down their enemies. Pirate was the first new class to be added to the game after the original release of MapleStory, add two new job paths for players to take including Corsair. Corsair's home town is Nautilus, a giant boat that players can explore and is often featured in other storylines.

Corsair Overview

When the two pirate classes were released, they were split into two types: Corsair is the more ranged of the classes and the Buccaneer is a melee type class. This doesn't matter too much as the current meta of MapleStory does away with range for the most part. Corsair use their fire skills to deal single target damage, much like a Nightlord's throwing star ability. As a Corsair you also get access to quite a few summons that can aid you in map control and training. They have decent mobbing potential all the way through to 4th job, with their main attack being Eight-Legs Easton.

All Explorers got a major revamp in the Destiny V.233 Patch update, including Corsair!

Bossing with Corsair relies on you up-keeping your summons called Broadside. They received a decent boost in the Awake update to help balance their skills to be less inconvenient to manage and keep consistent damage. They can easily contribute good damage to end-game bosses as long as management of the summons is good, since they can deal a third of your overall damage.

  • Weapon: Gun
  • Job: Pirate
  • Class: Explorer
  • Shared Cash Shop Inventory: Explorer Jobs
  • Legion Block: +Summon Duration (4%/6%/8%/10%/12%)
  • Link Skill: Pirate Blessing (max level: Str+70, Dex+70, Int+70, Luk+70, MaxHP +1225, MaxMP +1225, Damage Taken: -15%)
  • Primary Stat: DEX
  • Inner Ability: 20% Boss Damage

Pirate First Job Skill Build

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

  • Sommersault Kick (+1), Pirate Leap (+2)
  • Pirate Leap (MAX)
  • Sommersault Kick (MAX)
  • Shadow Heart (MAX)
  • Bullet Time (MAX)
  • Dash (MAX)
  • Double Shot (MAX)

You can choose between Sommersault Kick and Double shot as you main attacking skill but you'll find Sommersault Kick is the better for mobbing. Max out Pirate Leap early on for better mobility.

Shadow heart increases your damage and after that the other skills don't matter too much; Dash gives you a small speed boost when double tapping direction keys.

Skill Description & Overview

Icon Skill Description Type
Sommersault Kick Sommersault Kick A devastating kick that accompanies a backward somersault. Attacks all enemies in the vicinity. Cannot be used when equipped with a gun. Main Attack Skill
Shadow Heart Shadow Heart Increases your Critical Rate and Critical Damage. Passive Buff
Pirate Leap Pirate Leap Use while in the middle of a jump to jump even farther. The higher the skill, the farther the jumping distance. Can also be used with the jump key. Double Jump Skill
Double Shot Double Shot Fire consecutive shots that split on impact and explode on nearby enemies. Can only be used when equipped with a gun. Secondary Attack Skill
Dash Dash Use by double-tapping, and then holding, Left or Right. Increases Speed, Jump, and Knockback Resistance for the dash's duration. Not affected by buff duration increase effects. Can also be used in the air. [Dash Activation: Right-Right or Left-Left] Right-click to lock the command. Dash Skill
Bullet Time Bullet Time Permanently increases Max Movement Speed and Jump. Passive Buff

Gunslinger Second Job Skill Build

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

  • Rapid Blast (+1), Scurvy Summons (+1), Infinity Blast (+1)
  • Gun Mastery (5)
  • Agile Guns (MAX)
  • Rapid Blast (MAX)
  • Gun Mastery (MAX)
  • Wings (MAX)
  • Scurvy Summons (MAX)
  • Physical Training (MAX)
  • Infinity Blast (MAX)
  • Swift fire (MAX)
  • Recoil Shot (MAX)

Rapid Blast is your main attacking skill in second job, allowing you to hit up to 6 enemies at a time.

First you'll want to get Agile Guns to increase your attacking Speed, so level up Gun Mastery to 5 in order to unlock it.

Keep Scurvy Summons up at all times for extra attacks and Wings can help you jump upwards. You won't be using Swift Fire or Recoil Shot much.

Skill Description & Overview

Icon Skill Description Type
Rapid Blast Rapid Blast Blast enemies with super speed. Main Attack Skill
Wings Wings Fire downward, using the recoil to blast off from the ground. (If used in the air, the jump distance decreases and can only be used once.) If you used Wings to jump from the ground, you cannot do so again in the air. Press and hold the skill key again, while jumping with Wings, to glide and descend slowly. Let go to fall at normal speed. Jump Skill
Swift Fire Swift Fire Fire three consecutive shots at the enemy. Secondary Attack Skill
Recoil Shot Recoil Shot Harness your gun's recoil to retreat upon firing. Secondary Attack Skill
Physical Training Physical Training Permanently increases STR and DEX through sheer physical training. Also reduces damage. Passive Buff
Infinity Blast Infinity Blast Allows you to use attack skills without consuming bullets, and increases your Attack Power. The bullet in your inventory with the highest Attack Power will be used to calculate your damage. Not usable if there are no bullets in your inventory. Buff
Gun Mastery Gun Mastery Increases Gun Mastery, Critical Rate, and number of bullets. Passive Buff
Agile Guns Agile Guns Increases Gun Attack Speed and Dexterity. Attack Speed Booster
Scurvy Summons Scurvy Summons Summon a brave crewman from the Nautilus. The summoned crewman will move around freely and fire homing bullets at the enemy. This skill is unaffected by enemy damage reflection skills. The crewman targets the enemy with the highest max HP within range. Summon

Outlaw Third Job Skill Build

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

  • Blunderbuster (MAX)
  • Fullmetal Jacket (MAX)
  • Cross Cut Blast (MAX)
  • Roll Of The Dice (MAX)
  • All Aboard (MAX)
  • Siege Bomber (MAX)
  • Outlaw's Code (MAX)
  • Blackboot Bill (MAX)

Blunderbuster is your new main mobbing skill for 3rd job; whilst it doesn't deal too many damage lines it does hit two more enemies than 2nd job.

You'll want to make use of your All Board and Siege Bomber Summons to help with map control; at this low level you won't be one-shotting unless you're really funded.

Roll of The Dice will give you a random buff but it does improve at later job advancements.

Skill Description & Overview

Icon Skill Description Type
Blunderbuster Blunderbuster Fires a powerful gun that damages multiple enemies. Main Attack Skill
Roll Of The Dice Roll Of The Dice Test your luck! Roll a die to get a random buff. Roll a 1 and you get nothing, but Roll of the Dice cooldown is reduced. Buff
Outlaws Code Outlaws Code Strict adherence to the Outlaw's Code provides a permanent increase to Status Resistance, Elemental Resistance, Defense, Knockback Resistance, and Max HP/MP. Passive Buff
Fullmetal Jacket Fullmetal Jacket Coat your bullets with iron, granting increased Final Damage, Critical Rate, and Ignore Defense. Passive Buff
Cross Cut Blast Cross Cut Blast Marks your Ammo, making them more powerful. Buff
Blackboot Bill Blackboot Bill Summons the mighty Blackboot Bill to blast through enemies and knock them back. Can be resisted by some monsters. Secondary Attack Skill
All Aboard All Aboard Summon two crew members to assist you in battle. If you are targeted by a fatal status effect, a crew member will block it. The crew members target the enemy with the highest max HP within range. Summon
Siege Bomber Siege Bomber Set up a stationary cannon to temporarily bombard nearby enemies. Unaffected by attack reflection. Targets the enemy with the highest max MP within range. Summon

Corsair Fourth Job Skill Build

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

  • Eight-Legs Easton (+1), Ahoy Mateys (+1), Majestic Presence (+1)
  • Eight-Legs Easton (MAX)
  • Majestic Presence (MAX)
  • Ahoy Mateys (MAX)
  • Double Down (MAX)
  • Aggressive Stance (MAX)
  • Parrotargetting (MAX)
  • Aggressive Stance (MAX)
  • Jolly Rodger (MAX)
  • Maple Warrior (MAX)
  • Nautilus Strike (MAX)
  • Quickdraw (MAX)
  • Brain Scrambler (MAX)
  • Hero's Will (MAX)
  • Rapid Fire (MAX)

In fourth job, your main training skill is Eight-Legs Easton with Rapid Fire being your main bossing skill.

Maxing out Ahoy Mateys will in turn max out Broadside and Firing Orders, which is your next summon you can place down. You'll now have lots of map control with all your summons!

Majestic Presence is a great passive skill for boosting your damage and the Double Down will improve your Roll Of The Dice skill.

Skill Description & Overview

Icon Skill Description Type
Eight-Legs Easton Eight-Legs Easton Fire a hefty barrage of bullets. If a Corsair uses this skill while pressing the down arrow key, its attack range will be reduced, but the Corsair will be immune to knockback while casting. Main Attack Skill
Rapid Fire Rapid Fire Fire a hail of energy bolts. Hold down the skill key to keep shooting. You can move left and right while attacking. Speed is locked while active. Single Target Attack Skill
Quickdraw Quickdraw Attacks with a chance for the next skill attack to have increased damage. When used while activated, the next skill's Attack Power is enhanced. Passive Buff
Firing Orders Firing Orders Marks your location for a Broadside bombardment. Hold the Down Arrow key while using the skill to rescind your Firing Orders. In Auto Mode, using Parrotargetting automatically places Firing Orders at the location of the targeted enemy. Auto Mode On/Off: Right-click to toggle Does not consume SP. Automatically leveled alongside Broadside. Summon
Parrotargetting Parrotargetting Hit the enemy with a special shot that leaves a mark for targeting. From then on, all attacks will be focused on that enemy. Attacking the targeted enemy increases Final Damage, and permanently increases Critical Damage. Passive Buff
Nautilus Strike Nautilus Strike Order the Nautilus to attack multiple enemies at once. The Nautilus is unaffected by attack reflection. Uses the captain's majestic demeanor to increase Final Damage of Majestic Presence. Cooldown Attack Skill
Maple Warrior Maple Warrior Temporarily increases the stats of all 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
Majestic Presence Majestic Presence Uses the Corsair's majestic demeanor to increase Gun Mastery, Attack Power, and Final Damage, and use explosive bullets to deal additional damage. Summon
Jolly Roger Jolly Roger Your pirate pride kicks in, boosting Attack Power, Status Resistance, and Elemental Resistance, but lowering Avoidability. Also increases Knockback Resistance permanently. Buff
Hero's Will Hero's Will Hones your resolve to ignore certain abnormal status effects. Immune to Abnormal Status for 3 sec after use. Buff
Double Down Double Down Try your luck! Roll two dice, and if both have the same number, you'll receive a very powerful buff: Passive
Broadside Broadside Summon the Nautilus battleship. The battleship's cannon attack is unaffected by attack reflection. Setting up Firing Orders within a certain area will bombard that location. Summon
Brain Scrambler Brain Scrambler Shoots the target in its squishy bits to deal heavy damage to it. Cooldown Attack Skill
Ahoy Mateys Ahoy Mateys Pump up the crewmen from your All Aboard skill with your amazing leadership, making them more powerful. Uses the Corsair's majestic demeanor to increase Max HP and Critical Damage. Separate additional passive effects are given when crewmen are summoned. If you learn the Ahoy Mateys skill, you can use Broadside. Summon
Aggressive Stance Aggressive Stance Take the offensive to obtain a damage increase buff every time your attack skill hits. Also, permanently reduces damage taken. Passive

Corsair 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.

  • Rapid Fire - Reinforce
  • Rapid Fire - Boss Rush
  • Double Down - Saving Grace
  • Brain Scrambler - Extra Strike
  • Brain Scrambler - Boss Rush
  • Ugly Bomb
  • Epic Adventure
  • Whaler's Potion

Corsair 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.

Corsair's Nodes should include:

  • Bullet Barrage
  • Target Lock
  • Nautilus Assault
  • Death Trigger
  • Trinode: Rapid Fire, Broadside, Majestic Presence
  • Trinode: Eight-Leg Easton, Nautilus Strike, Ugly Bomb
  • Trinode: Siege Bomber, Brain Scrambler, Scurvy Summons

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

  • Decent Holy Symbol
  • Decent Sharp Eyes
  • Decent Speed Infusion
  • Erda Nova
  • Rope Lift
  • Loaded Dice

Skill Description & Overview

Icon Skill Description Type
Bullet Barrage Bullet Barrage Wildy fires your gun in all directions. Cooldown Attack Skill
Target Lock Target Lock Locks onto your targets, then draws your gun and fires upon them in rapid succession. Buff Skill
Nautilus Assault Nautilus Assault The Battleship Nautilus charges forwards at its enemies. Strike enemies with the ship to create a weak spot, then fire all cannons to annihilate them. Burst Attack Skill
Death Trigger Death Trigger Fire a volley of penetrating, pinpoint-accurate shots. If there are still enemies in range after the initial volley, your shots will ricochet toward them. If there's an enemy with Parrotargetting applied, the whole volley will target that enemy first. Ricocheting shots are unaffected by attack reflection. Cooldown Attack Skill


01/03/2023 - Updated for Remastered Skills

03/12/2020 - First update


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