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MapleStory Demon Slayer Skill Build Guide

February 5, 2022

Demon Slayer is a MapleStory character from the Resistance Class group that wields special one-handed weapons and consumes Fury to deal powerful attacks to enemies and bosses. Originally a friend to the Black Mage, Demon Slayer joined up with the Resistance Group after being betrayed and now sets out on his journey of helping Maple World defeat the Black Mage. If you like classes with lots of HP, tanky attacks and good mobbing, Demon Slayer might be the MapleStory class for you.

Demon Slayer Overview

Demon Slayer was released in January 2011 for GMS V104 Demon Slayer Legends update. Demon Slayer is part of the Resistance Class group, which includes: Battle Mage, Wild Hunter, Mechanic, Xenon, Blaster, Demon Slayer and Demon Avenger characters. Demon Slayer is a Warrior class that uses STR as its main stat and DEX as its secondary. It also uses one-handed maces/blunt weapons as it's main attacking weapon. They also use a special type of shield called Demon Aegis. Demon Slayer doesn't use MP; instead they use Demon Fury to cast skills while normal attacks generate more DF for you to use.

As a training class, Demon Slayer has some pretty useful skills to help you grind. Notably, the skill Demon Cry is very useful as it gives free Item Drop Rate and EXP Buffs when cast. They also have great mobility with the Chaos Lock skill that allows them to teleport to nearby enemies. When Demon Slayer enters 5th job and past level 200, they don't have to worry too much about DF up-time as their skills will auto-generate it for them.

Demon Slayer really excels in Bossing. They have three Iframes that can dodge one-hit KO attacks and really good mobility skills that they can use to fly out of the way of attacks such as Lucid's Dragon blast and Lotus's electricity. In 5th job, they gain some incredible burst skills and their Hyper Skill Blue Blood will double the lines of all your attacks. They have quite simple mechanics so you just have to focus on the boss at hand.

  • Weapon: One-handed Mace
  • Job: Warrior
  • Class: Resistance
  • Shared Cash Shop Inventory: Wild Hunter, Battle Mage, Mechanic, Xenon, Demon Slayer, Demon Avenger, Blaster.
  • Legion Block: +STR (5/10/20/40/50)
  • Link Skill: Fury Unleashed (Boss Damage: +20% Level 3)
  • Primary Stat: STR
  • Inner Ability: 20% Boss Damage

Demon Slayer First Job Skill Build

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

  • Demon Lash (MAX)
  • Battle Pact (MAX)
  • Shadow Switfness (MAX)
  • HP Boost (MAX)
  • Grim Scythe (MAX)

Demon Slash is your main attacking skill in first job. It will regenerate your Demon Fury when used; your only skill that consumes Demon Fury is Grim Scythe, which is pretty useless. You'll want to max out your Battle Pact skill early on as it increases your Attack Speed.

Skill Description & Overview

Icon Skill Description Type
Demon Lash Demon Lash Mash the attack key to whip enemies in front of you 4 times with dark power. Hits return some Fury to you. Main Attack Skill
Shadow Swiftness Shadow Swiftness Permanently increases Speed and Jump. Passive Buff
HP Boost HP Boost Permanently increases Max HP. Passive Buff
Battle Pact Battle Pact Infuses your weapon with your own life force to increase One-Handed Blunt Weapons or Axes by 2 levels for a short time. Buff Skill
Grim Scythe Grim Scythe Summons a demonic scythe that tears through multiple enemies in front of you. Secondary Attack Skill

Demon Slayer Second Job Skill Build

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

  • Soul Eater (MAX)
  • Weapon Mastery (MAX)
  • Chaos Lock (MAX)
  • Outrage (MAX)
  • Physical Training (MAX)
  • Dark Thrust (MAX)
  • Vengeance (MAX)

Soul Eater will become your main attacking skill in second job. You'll want to use it with Demon Lash as Soul Eater consumes both HP and Fury. Chaos Lock is your teleporting skill; it teleports to an enemy for you so it'll make training a lot faster. Dark Thrust and Vengeance aren't very useful, so max out the passive buffs first (outrage and physical training).

Skill Description & Overview

Icon Skill Description Type
Soul Eater Soul Eater Snares and pulls multiple enemies towards you, where they suffer the full force of your might. Main Attack Skill
Weapon Mastery Weapon Mastery Increases One-Handed Blunt and Axe Mastery. Passive Buff
Vengeance Vengeance Returns damage taken from enemies to the dealer, along with a chance to stun them. Cannot return more than half of an enemy's HP at once. Can be resisted by some monsters. Buff Skill
Physical Training Physical Training Permanently increases STR and DEX. Passive Buff
Outrage Outrage Permanently increases ATT and Critical Rate. Passive Buff
Dark Thrust Dark Thrust Charge forward with terrifying rage, dragging multiple unfortunate enemies with you. Can be resisted by some monsters. Secondary Attack Skill
Chaos Lock Chaos Lock Targets and attacks the enemy closest to you. Has a chance to stun the enemy. Allows you to teleport using the directional keys, and also in the air. Teleport Skill
Barbed Lash Barbed Lash Increases the damage of Demon Lash. Passive Buff

Demon Slayer Third Job Skill Build

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

  • Judgement (MAX)
  • Max Fury (MAX)
  • Focused Fury (MAX)
  • Insult To Injury (MAX)
  • Possessed Aegis (MAX)
  • Carrion Breath (MAX)
  • Black-Hearted Strength (MAX)
  • Raven Storm (MAX)
  • Vortex Of Doom (MAX)

Judgement is your new main attacking skill and it is great at mobbing so you'll fly through these next few levels. Raven Storm and Vortex Of Doom are not super useful during training so we leave those to max last. The rest of your skills are passive buffs that will help with managing your Fury consumption and damage reduction. Carrion Breath is also a good hold-down skill for maps that are very small.

Skill Description & Overview

Icon Skill Description Type
Judgement Judgement Judge your enemies...harshly. This attack hits multiple nearby enemies, dealing critical damage with a chance for additional critical hits. Main Attack Skill
Vortex Of Doom Vortex Of Doom Creates a vortex of dark energy inside you that draws nearby enemies into your attack and stuns them. Can be resisted by some monsters. Secondary Attack Skill
Raven Storm Raven Storm Summons a flock of really angry ravens that peck the faces off of any enemies in front of you. The ravens then return the enemies' HP to you as thanks for letting them take out their aggression. Secondary Attack Skill
Possessed Aegis Possessed Aegis Grants the Demon Aegis a chance to guard against enemy attacks. If it succeeds, you will recover a small amount of Fury and HP. Passive Buff
Max Fury Max Fury Allows you to gain additional Fury when using Demon Slash, and recovers a fixed amount of Fury every 4 seconds. Passive Buff
Insult To Injury Insult To Injury Increases damage and critical rate when attacking enemies in Stun, Blind, Freeze, Slow, or Incapacitation status. Passive Buff
Focused Fury Focused Fury Focuses powers to permanently increase damage and improve attack speed by 1 level. Passive Buff
Demon Lash Arch Demon Lash Arch Increases the damage of Demon Lash. Passive Buff
Carrion Breath Carrion Breath Summons the power of the Poison Demon's horrible breath to attack multiple enemies at once. Targets take continual damage over a short time and are unable to eat lunch for a week afterwards. Secondary Attack Skill
Black-hearted Strength Black-hearted Strength Increases DEF, Abnormal Status Resistance, and Elemental Resistances. Passive Buff

Demon Slayer Fourth Job Skill Build

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

  • Infernal Concussion (MAX)
  • Barricade Mastery (MAX)
  • Demon Cry (MAX)
  • Dark Metamorphosis (MAX)
  • Binding Darkness (MAX)
  • Demon Impact (MAX)
  • Boundless Rage (MAX)
  • Maple Warrior (MAX)
  • Leech Aura (MAX)
  • Obsidian Skin (MAX)

Infernal Concussion is your new main attacking skill, which has great range and can hit up to X mobs. Demon Cry will give you a 20 second buff for EXP and Drop Rate, which a 14 second cooldown. Dark Metamorphosis will attack enemies around you but it has low damage so it's not super useful. Binding Darkness is a bind skill, but it also gives a passive ignore def buff. Demon Impact is your main bossing skill and offers many stat boosts when attacking. Boundless Rage gives you unlimited Fury for a short duration.

Skill Description & Overview

Icon Skill Description Type
Infernal Concussion Infernal Concussion Draws up dark energy to deal deadly damage to enemies from the explosion. Explosion damage will be applied as 100% critical attack. Main Attack Skill
Obsidian Skin Obsidian Skin Permanently fortify your defensive abilities so that you take less damage from enemies. Passive 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. Buff Skill
Leech Aura Leech Aura You and your party members will receive health for every blow you inflict for a short time. Buff Skill
Demon Thrash Demon Thrash Increases the damage of Demon Lash. Passive Buff
Demon Impact Demon Impact Call forth your inner demon to deal critical damage to multiple enemies in front of you. Your channel to the nether gives you a chance to ignore Enemy DEF and raises your chance for a critical and a Slow effect. Damage increases when fighting bosses. Boss Attack Skill
Demon Cry Demon Cry Release your inner demons to intimidate and deal damage to multiple nearby enemies. Afflicts enemies with the 'Blind' Status, as well as a decrease in DEF, ATT, and Accuracy, while increasing your EXP and item drop rate. Secondary Attack Skill
Dark Metamorphosis Dark Metamorphosis Enshroud yourself with 2 spectral shadows which lash out at nearby enemies, and increase damage. Unaffected by attack reflection and canceled while riding a mount. Buff Skill
Boundless Rage Boundless Rage Consumes all remaining Fury to send yourself into a berserk rage. All Fury-based attacks will be free for a short period, but this skill has a long cooldown. Buff Skill
Binding Darkness Binding Darkness Chance to knock down multiple enemies. Also ignores a fixed amount of enemy DEF. The effects of Binding Darkness apply to both bosses and regular monsters.Enemies hit by this will resist stuns for 90 seconds and won't be stunned by other skills, such as Binding Darkness, either. Bind Skill
Barricade Mastery Barricade Mastery Makes you a master of melee. Maxes out the Mastery of One-Handed Blunt and Axe type weapons while increasing Critical Damage and Attack Power. Passive Buff

Demon Slayer 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.

  • Demon Lash - Fury
  • Demon Lash - Reinforce
  • Demon Lash - Reinforce Duration
  • Demon Impact - Reinforce
  • Demon Impact - Extra Strike
  • Cerberus Chomp
  • Demonic Fortitude
  • Blue Blood

Demon Slayer 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.

Demon Slayer's Nodes should include:

  • Demon Awakening
  • Spirit Of Rage
  • Orthrus
  • Demon Bane
  • Trio: Infernal Concussion, Demon Lash, Demon Cry
  • Trio: Cerberus Chomp, Demon Impact, Dark Metamorphosis

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
  • Resistance Infantry
  • Weapon Aura

Skill Description & Overview

Icon Skill Description Type
Demon Awakening Demon Awakening Awakens your true power. Cannot be cast while on a rope or ladder. The Cerberus portion is unaffected by attack reflection. Cooldown Buff
Spirit Of Rage Spirit Of Rage Sacrifice all your Fury to conjure a malevolent serpent of pure rage. Attacks again before vanishing. Unaffected by attack reflection. Summon
Orthrus Orthrus Sacrifice all your Fury to summon a malevolent twin gods of pure rage. Unaffected by attack reflection. Summon
Demon Bane Demon Bane Erupt with overwhelming destructive force. If you continue to hold the skill key for the maximum time, the force will surround you, allowing you to deal a more powerful attack in an invincible state. Max Level 25. Cooldown Attack Skill


04/08/2021 - First update


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You have certain things miss-labled? Inner Ability? I believe you mean Link Skill. Link Skill, you have the wrong link skill in that place. Weapon type, they can use two different types of weapons. You might want to fix this as your guide has been up for a while xD
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he labeled the link skill but also u want 20% boss damage on your inner ability, thats what he was talking about, yes demon slayers can also use 1h axes, and the only thing I saw wrong with this is taking demon lash - fury over dark metamorphosis - enhance. fury absorbtion aint rly important but ignoring DR and attack ignore is amazing
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