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MapleStory Hoyoung Skill Build Guide

February 19, 2024

Hoyoung is a Anima Thief class in MapleStory that yields the power of Talisman Energy to deal devastatig damage to mobs and bosses throughout Maple World. Hoyoung uses their Humanity skills to charge their Talisman Skills, giving the class a unique style of play. As a modern MapleStory class, Hoyoung benefits from great mobbing throughout the early levels and later laters.

Hoyoung Overview

Hoyoung was released in patch v.209 Glory: Strengthened Alliances, which is the patch after the Black Mage was defeated. Hoyoung is a thief class that utilizes the LUK stat and thief equipment in MapleStory. Hoyoung uses skills to generate special energy that allows them to use more powerful skills, including Talisman Energy and Scroll Energy. Whilst it sounds complicated, the class gently introduces the player to the different skill concepts throughout their Job Advancements.

Players who choose to play Hoyoung will notice the class is very easy to play in the early levels. Hoyoung has great mobbing skills that get better from 1st to 5th job. As Hoyoung gets to level 200 and above, their mobbing becomes excellent and seamless, allowing players to have great map coverage whilst training. Buff duration can help massively with Hoyoung, allowing the class to keep 100% up-time in their skills.

As a bossing class, Hoyoung does require a bit of management to make sure you keep DPS high. Hoyoung relies on generating energy for Scroll and Talisman skills, and during a boss this can be a bit harder than just regular training. They have really high damage when you master the class, without needing for lots of funding compared to older classes. They also have an i-frame skill, allowing them to dodge 1-hit KO attacks.

  • Weapon: Ritual Fan
  • Job: Thief
  • Class: Hoyoung
  • Shared Cash Shop Inventory: Hoyoung
  • Legion Block: +LUK (10/20/40/80/100)
  • Link Skill: Bravado (+10% Enemy DEF Ignored, Damage +14% against enemies with 100% HP))
  • Primary Stat: LUK
  • Inner Ability: +20% Boss Damage

Hoyoung First Job Skill Build

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

  • Humanity: As-You-Will Fan (1), Graceful Flight (2)
  • Graceful Flight (MAX)
  • Humanity: As-You-Will Fan (MAX)
  • Talisman: Evil-Sealing Gourd (MAX)
  • Shrouding Mist (MAX)
  • Light Steps (MAX)

Your main mobbing skill is Humanity: As-You-Will Fan that can hit an amazing 5 enemies at once. Humanity: As-You-Will Fan will generate Talisman energy, allowing you to then use Talisman: Evil-Sealing Gourd, which will swallow up enemies and then launch them back out to deal lots of damage. It can only be used once you have max Talisman Energy. You also get a double-jump skill called Graceful Flight.

Skill Description & Overview

Icon Skill Description Type
Humanity: As-You-Will Fan Humanity: As-You-Will Fan [Humanity Skill] Swings a massive fan. Enemies hit directly by the fan take greater damage. Main Attack Skill
Talisman: Evil-Sealing Gourd Talisman: Evil-Sealing Gourd [Talisman Skill] Summons a gourd that sucks up enemies. Press the skill key a second time to launch any enemies captured by the gourd.Cannot swallow boss monsters, stationary monsters, or enemies 11+ levels higher than you. If you wait too long after sucking up enemies, you will be unable to launch them from the gourd. Talisman Skill
Shrouding Mist Shrouding Mist Protects you from enemy attacks as though you were enshrouded in mist. Passive Buff
Light Steps Light Steps Harnesses mind-over-matter to make your body light and swift. Passive Buff
Graceful Flight Graceful Flight Leap with such grace that you could balance on a single blade of grass. Use while midair to jump. Can be used twice before touching the ground again.The jump distance and height increase with the skill level. Double Jump Skill

Hoyoung Second Job Skill Build

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

  • Earth: Ground-Shattering Wave (1), Ritual Fan Mastery (2)
  • Ritual Fan Master (5)
  • Ritual Fan Acceleration (MAX)
  • Earth: Ground-Shattering Wave (MAX)
  • Ritual Fan Acceleration (MAX)
  • Talisman: Clone (MAX)
  • Third Eye (MAX)
  • Fortune Fitness (MAX)
  • Heavenly Body (MAX)
  • Out Of Sight (MAX)

Your new main mobbing skill is Earth: Ground Shattering Wave, which hits 6 enemies for four lines of damage. You also get a new Talisman skill called Talisman: Clone, which generates a clone Hoyoung to attack enemies for you. You also get your attack speed booster skill (Ritual Fan Acceleration), so max this early to improve your attacking speed. Some passive buffs with Third Eye and Out Of Sight increasing damage and avoidability.

Skill Description & Overview

Icon Skill Description Type
Earth: Ground-Shattering Wave Earth: Ground-Shattering Wave [Earth Skill] Kicks the ground to unleash a shockwave along the surface. Can only be used while on the ground. After casting, press the forward arrow key and the skill key again to link into Ground-Shattering Wave (True), charging forward. If you do not do this, it will link into Ground-Shattering Wave (Clone) instead. Main Attack Skill
Third Eye Third Eye Opens your mind's eye, allowing you to see through the enemies' weaknesses. Passive Buff
Talisman: Clone Talisman: Clone [Talisman Skill] Conjures a clone to trick enemies with sly attacks. For the duration of this skill, when you attack enemies, a clone will appear and attack nearby enemies.Attacks from installation skills or summoned minions will not create a clone.Talisman: Clone is unaffected by attack reflection. Talisman Skill
Ritual Fan Mastery Ritual Fan Mastery Increases Ritual Fan Mastery and Attack Power. Passive Buff
Ritual Fan Acceleration Ritual Fan Acceleration Uses MP to increase the attack speed of your Ritual Fan for a short time. Attack Speed Buff
Out Of Sight Out Of Sight After a clone attack, hide yourself in darkness. While hidden, you cannot be hit by enemies. Using an attack skill will reveal you. Passive Buff
Heavenly Body Heavenly Body Attunes your bodies to the heavens, granting greater control over Nimbus Cloud. Passive Buff
Fortune Fitness Fortune Fitness Bulks up your "Luck" muscle. Passive Buff

Hoyoung Third Job Skill Build

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

  • Heaven: Iron Fan Gale (MAX)
  • Asura (MAX)
  • Earth: Stone Tremor (MAX)
  • Talisman: Seeking Ghost Flame (MAX)
  • Scroll: Degeneration (MAX)
  • Attainment (MAX)
  • Balanced Breath (MAX)
  • Diamond Body (MAX)

Third job introduces Scroll Energy. Scroll Energy is generated by using your skills, with Talisman Skills give +200. In third job you get a new Talisman skill called Talisman: Seeking Ghost Flame, which is a summon skill. Your first scroll skill is called Scroll: Degeneration that hits up to 15 enemies. Attainment increases the damage of your other skills, so you can use them together to increase your Talisman Energy generation.

Skill Description & Overview

Icon Skill Description Type
Heaven: Iron Fan Gale Heaven: Iron Fan Gale [Heaven Skill] Summons a giant fan to blow a gale downward. Press the forward key and the skill key again to use Iron Fan Gale (True), leaping forward. Otherwise, this skill will link into Iron Fan Gale (Clone), sending a clone to attack. This skill's attack speed cannot be increased beyond a set value. Main Attack Skill
Talisman: Seeking Ghost Flame Talisman: Seeking Ghost Flame [Talisman Skill] Conjures a living flame to chase and attack enemies. The flame attacks a target, pauses in place, and then finds a new target to attack. Seeking Ghost Flame is unaffected by attack reflection. Talisman Skill
Scroll: Degeneration Scroll: Degeneration [Scroll Skill] A mysterious light shines from your scroll, transforming enemies into frogs, bugs, and other vermin. When the light touches an enemy, it is reflected onto other nearby enemies, transforming a multitude of enemies. Boss monsters cannot be transformed. Scroll Skill
Earth: Stone Tremor Earth: Stone Tremor [Earth Skill] Slams the ground hard, causing massive stones to jut out from the earth. Can only be used while on ground. Press the left or right arrow key along with the skill key again to link into Stone Tremor (True), teleporting in that direction. If you do not link into Stone Tremor (True), it will link into Stone Tremor (Clone) and send a clone to attack, instead. Secondary Attack Skill
Diamond Body Diamond Body Makes your body unbreakable like diamond. Passive Buff
Balanced Breath Balanced Breath Achieves balance between Heaven, Earth, and Humanity through your breathing. Restores HP and MP whenever you get your attribute combo to stage 3. Passive Buff
Attainment Attainment Cultivates a deep understanding to increase the damage of your skills. Passive Buff
Asura Asura Learn the battle techniques of the Asura. Passive Buff

Hoyoung Fourth Job Skill Build

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

  • Enlightenment (MAX)
  • Advanced Ritual Fan Mastery (MAX)
  • Heaven: Consuming Flames (MAX)
  • Humanity: Gold-Banded Cudgel (MAX)
  • Scroll: Butterfly Dream (MAX)
  • Dragon's Eye (MAX)
  • Talisman: Warp Gate (MAX)
  • Anima Warrior (MAX)
  • Scroll: Star Vortex (MAX)
  • Thousand-Ton Stone (MAX)
  • Anima Hero's Will (MAX)

Enlightenment will increase the damage of your main attacking skill: Heaven: Iron Fan Gale. The new skills you get in 4th job all have cooldowns or require energy so they aren't spammable. You do get two new Heaven and Humanity skills, which you can use inconjunction with your Earth skill from third job to really boost your Talisman Energy gain. The cooldowns of the skills work well and are easy to time and chain as you mob. A new Scroll skill called Butterfly Dream, which summons butterflys to attack for you, whilst also giving you a 10% Final Damage buff. Talisman Warp Gate is extremely useful for getting around maps with bad hidden portals, as it allows you to teleport to wherever you placed the warp gate.

Skill Description & Overview

Icon Skill Description Type
Heaven: Consuming Flames Heaven: Consuming Flames [Heaven Skill] Fans the flames of destruction. Can only be used while airborne.Press the up arrow key and skill key again to link into Consuming Flames (True), launching yourself further into the air. If you do not link into Consuming Flames (True), it will link into Consuming Flames (Clone), sending a clone instead. Not affected by cooldown reset. This skill's attack speed cannot be increased beyond a set value. Cooldown Attack Skill
Humanity: Gold-Banded Cudgel Humanity: Gold-Banded Cudgel [Humanity Skill] Summons the weapon of an ancient sage, delivering a series of quick blows to your enemies. Cooldown Attack Skill
Thousand-Ton Stone Thousand-Ton Stone Transforms into a thousand-ton stone and drops down from the sky to crush enemies on the ground. Can only be used while airborne. Can be used by pressing the skill key or by tapping the down arrow key twice.Can only damage enemies that are in range at the time of casting.Can be linked while you are using Heaven: Iron Fan Gale, Iron Fan Gale (True), Heaven: Consuming Flames, or Consuming Flames (True). Airborne Skill
Talisman: Warp Gate Talisman: Warp Gate [Talisman Skill] Summons a warp gate. Press the skill key again while the gate is active to mark your location and teleport to the gate.Use the skill again while near the gate to teleport back to your marked location.Pressing up and the skill key while the gate is open consumes Talisman Energy, opening a new gate while the existing warp gate and marked location vanish. Talisman Skill
Scroll: Star Vortex Scroll: Star Vortex [Scroll Skill] Summons a powerful vortex that absorbs the enemies' energy. Use the skill again to make the vortex disappear. Restores HP and MP to party members based on how many enemies are hit.Scroll: Star Vortex is unaffected by attack reflection. Scroll Skill
Scroll: Butterfly Dream Scroll: Butterfly Dream [Scroll Skill] Summons a swarm of colorful but deadly flowers. While this skill is active, your attacks summon butterflies to attack your enemies. Scroll: Butterfly Dream is unaffected by attack reflection. Scroll Skill
Enlightenment Enlightenment Master the inner workings of your techniques. Passive Buff
Dragons Eye Dragons Eye When painting a dragon, the eyes are the final touch that brings it to life. So have you put the final touch on your training. Passive Buff
Anima Warrior Anima 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
Anima Hero's Will Anima Hero's Will Hones your resolve to ignore certain abnormal status effects. Immune to Abnormal Status for 3 sec after use. Buff
Advanced Ritual Fan Mastery Advanced Ritual Fan Mastery Increases Ritual Fan Mastery, Attack Power, and Final Damage. Passive Buff

Hoyoung 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.

  • Empowered Harmony
  • Guardbreaking Clones
  • Boss Rush Harmony
  • Hasty Ghost Flame
  • Butterfly Rush
  • Sage: Dream Of Shangri-La
  • Sage: Tai Yu Clone
  • Sage: Tai Yu's Miracle Tonic

Hoyoung 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.

Hoyoung's Nodes should include:

  • Sage: Wrath Of Gods
  • Sage: Clone Rampage
  • Scroll: Tiger Of Songyu
  • Sage: Three Paths Apparition
  • Trio: Iron Fan Gale, Humanity: As-You-Will Fan, Ground-Shattering Wave
  • Trio: Scroll: Star Vortex, Talisman: Clone and Sage, Scroll: Butterfly Dream

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

  • Decent Holy Symbol
  • Decent Sharp Eyes
  • Decent Speed Infusion
  • Erda Nova
  • Rope Lift
  • Venom Burst
  • Might of the Nova
  • Last Resort
  • Grandis Goddess's Blessing
  • True Arachnid Reflection

Skill Description & Overview

Icon Skill Description Type
Sage: Wrath Of Gods Sage: Wrath Of Gods Call upon the gods of an unknown place and time. Temporarily increases your damage, with the gods joining in after every few attacks. Use the skill a second time to summon the god's full power in a massive attack. Summon Skill
Sage: Clone Rampage Sage: Clone Rampage Draws the powers of the Talisman: Clone to its limits, raining a barrage of clones on enemies. Greatly increases the Attack Power and number of clones created with Talisman: Clone. Can only be used while Talisman: Clone is active. While this skill is active, Talisman: Clone's duration will not decrease. Burst Skill
Scroll: Tiger Of Songyu Scroll: Tiger Of Songyu Summons the guardian of Mt. Songyu, a giant tiger spirit. Whenever you achieve an attribute combo stage 3, the tiger gives out a mighty roar to shake heaven, earth, and your enemies. Summon Skill
Sage: Three Paths Apparition Sage: Three Paths Apparition Through enlightenment, create a special clone capable of attribute combos. Excluding Clone/True skills, when Hoyoung's skills that attack directly hit, a clone appears and does an attribute attack for a combo that hasn't been currently done to finish the attribute combo. Resets cooldown of one attribute skill among Heaven, Earth, and Humanity skills upon reaching stage 3 attribute combo while active effect is active. Prioritizes attribute with skill on cooldown upon selecting attribute. Skill is unaffected by attack reflection. Summon Skill


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