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MapleStory Corsair Skill Build Guide

MapleStory Corsair Skill Build Guide

calendar_todayPosted on 3rd December 2020

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. Similarly, Corsair also have their own Shadow Partner skill called Majestic Presence; which doubles the amount of attacks you do. 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.

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), Octopush (2)
  • Octopush (MAX)
  • Sommersault Kick (MAX)
  • Shadow Heart (MAX)
  • Bullet Time (MAX)
  • Dash (MAX)
  • Double Shot (MAX)

Even though, as a Corsair, you'll be using bullets/guns for attacking, in first job you want to use Sommersault Kick as you main attacking skill because it has better mobbing than Double Shot, thus allowing you to train faster. You get some decent passives with Shadow Heart increasing your Critical Rate and Damage early on. Max also Octopush for mobility around maps.

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. Main Attack Skill
Shadow Heart Shadow Heart Increases your Critical Rate and Critical Damage. Passive Buff
Octopush Octopush Use while in the middle of a jump to jump even further. The jumping distance increases as the skill level increases. Double Jump Skill
Double Shot Double Shot Fires two consecutive shots at the enemy. Secondary Attack Skill
Dash Dash Double-tap the left or right arrow to perform a dash or jump dash. Also cancels all knockback. 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), Gun Mastery (2)
  • Gun Mastery (5)
  • Gun Booster (6)
  • Rapid Blast (MAX)
  • Gun Mastery (MAX)
  • Physical Training (MAX)
  • Infinity Blast (MAX)
  • Wings (MAX)
  • Triple Fire (MAX)
  • Recoil Shot (MAX)
  • Gun Booster (MAX)

Your new main mobbing and attacking skill is Rapid Blast. It can hit up to 6 enemies at a time, which is great for a second job skill. Get your Gun Booster skill to level 6 as soon as possible for faster attack speed. Wings allows you to launch yourself across the map, making for easier travel. You also get Scurvy Summons, which is a skill you don't need to level up and will attack randomly around the map for you.

Skill Description & Overview

Icon Skill Description Type
Rapid Blast Rapid Blast Blast enemies with super speed. Main Attack Skill
Wings Wings Allows you to jump longer and further. Jump Skill
Triple Fire Triple Fire Increases the power and the number of shots fired when using Double Shot 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. Passive Buff
Infinity Blast Infinity Blast Uses multiple bullets and lets you attack without using any ammo for a short time. Buff
Gun Mastery Gun Mastery Increases Gun Mastery and number of bullets. Passive Buff
Gun Booster Gun Booster Uses MP to temporarily increase the attack speed of your guns by 2 levels. Attack Speed Booster

Outlaw Third Job Skill Build

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

  • Blunderbuster (1), Fullmetal Jacket (1), All Aboard (1)
  • Blunderbuster (MAX)
  • Fullmetal Jacket (MAX)
  • All Aboard (MAX)
  • Cross Cut Blast (MAX)
  • Octo-Cannon (MAX)
  • Roll Of The Dice (MAX)
  • Outlaw's Code (MAX)
  • Blackboot Bill (MAX)

With third job you get a new main attacking skill called Blunderbuster. It hits a lot harder than your second job skill and can hit up to 8 enemies max. Roll of the Dice is a buff you need to get used to; randomly gives you some good boosts, and it gets better in other jobs. Octo-cannon is a summon you can place down to help control other sides of the map; Blackboot Bill is a secondary attack skill that you won't use very much so best to max it last.

Skill Description & Overview

Icon Skill Description Type
Blunderbuster Blunderbuster Fires a scatter shot 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 DEF and Max HP/MP. Passive Buff
Octo Cannon Octo-Cannon Summons an octopus to rain bullets on nearby enemies in range. This skill is unaffected by enemy attack reflection skills. Summon
Fullmetal Jacket Fullmetal Jacket Coats your bullets with iron, granting increased Damage and Critical Rate and ignoring a portion of enemy DEF. 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 Summons two random crew members to assist you in battle. If you are targeted by a fatal status effect, a crew member will block it. Summon

Corsair Fourth Job Skill Build

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

  • Eight-Legs Easton (1), Majestic Presence (1), Double Down (1)
  • Nautilus Strike (1)
  • Eight Legs Easton (10)
  • Majestic Presence (10)
  • Eight Legs Easton (MAX)
  • Majestic Presence (MAX)
  • Jolly  Roger (MAX)
  • Pirate's Revenge (MAX)
  • Double Down (MAX)
  • Ahoy Mateys (MAX)
  • Maple Warrior (MAX)
  • Nautilus Strike (MAX)
  • QuickDraw (MAX)
  • Rapid Fire (MAX)
  • Parrotargetting (MAX)
  • Brain Scrambler (MAX)
  • Hero's Will (MAX)

Eight-Legs Easton is your main mobbing skill going forward, hitting 8 enemies and dealing 4 lines of damage. The skill is so good, it doesn't even have any Hyper Skills to boost it. When bossing, you'll want to use Parrotargetting to increase your damage on the target; Rapid Fire is your main single attack skill. Majestic Presence acts like Shadow Partner, giving you more attacks at a slightly decreased damage rate. Making sure you use Nautilus Strike is also important as it increases damage of Majestic Presence and also cuts cooldown of your Scurvy Summons/Broadside.

Skill Description & Overview

Icon Skill Description Type
Eight-Legs Easton Eight-Legs Easton Summons the dread pirate Eight-Legs Easton, a giant, trigger-happy octopus that fires a hefty barrage of bullets. If used while pressing the down arrow key, attack range will be reduced, but will not be pushed back by any enemy attack when casting. Main Attack Skill
Rapid Fire Rapid Fire Fires a hail of energy bolts. Hold down the skill key to keep shooting. You can move left and right while attacking. Buff
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
Pirates Revenge Pirates Revenge When attacked, you have a chance to increase your attack damage. The higher the skill level, the longer the buff. Pirate's Revenge can only trigger once every 50 seconds. Summon
Parrotargetting Parrotargetting Your trusty parrot marks a monster for targeting. From then on, all attacks performed by the captain will be focused on that monster and all attacks will deal extra damage. Critical damage permanently increases. Passive Buff
Nautilus Strike Nautilus Strike Marks your Ammo, maOrders the Nautilus to attack multiple enemies at once. The Nautilus is unaffected by attack reflection.Decreases Cooldown of Scurvy Summons, Roll of the Dice, and Broadside, and increases Majestic Presence's damage during Cooldownking them more powerful. Buff
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. Secondary Attack Skill
Majestic Presence Majestic Presence Uses the Corsair's majestic demeanor to increase Gun Mastery and use explosive bullets to deal additional damage. Summon
Jolly Roger Jolly Roger Your pirate pride kicks in, boosting Attack, Abnormal Status Resistance, and Elemental Resistance, but lowering Avoidability. Also has a chance to trigger Knockback Resistance.  
Hero's Will Hero's Will Hones your resolve to ignore certain abnormal status effects. Immune to Abnormal Status for 3 sec after use.  
Double Down Double Down Try your luck! Roll two dice, and if both have the same number, you'll receive a very powerful buff:  
Broadside Broadside Summons a battleship that fires cannons. SP is not required for this skill, and it can be used if you learn the Ahoy Mateys skill.  
Brain Scrambler Brain Scrambler Shoots the target in its squishy bits to deal heavy damage to it.  
Ahoy Mateys Ahoy Mateys Pump up the crewmen from your All Aboard skill with your amazing leadership skills. The crewmen will become more powerful. Each crewman will give you different passive effects. If you learn the Ahoy Mateys skill, you can use Broadside.  

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

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


03/12/2020 - First update


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