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MapleStory Kaiser Skill Build Guide

February 19, 2024

Kaiser is a MapleStory class that allows you to transform into a powerful warrior to destroy your enemies with powerful attacks. Wielding a powerful sword, Kaiser's final form will give players even more powerful attacks than in standard form, as well greater mobility to wipe out bosses. Kaiser is a Nova class, a warrior that relies on STR equipment.

Kaiser Overview

Kaiser was released in patch as part of the Nova class group, which also includes Cadena and Angelic Buster. Kaiser can use combo attacks to defeat mobs and raising the Morph Gauge to max allows them to transform into Kaiser's Final Form for 60 seconds. Kaiser allows you to use key-combos to activate some of his skills, and when doing so you get a damage boost. In Kaiser's beginner tab, they also get some useful skills like a Rope Lift skill (most classes have to wait until 5th job to get a skill like this), an attacking toggle skill and a passive transform skill that increases attack speed.

Kaiser has both decent mobbing and bossing skills. Training Kaiser is a fun job to play; by the time you hit 4th job you'll have some great mobbing skills that can hit multiple platforms and help you gain levels in no time. Kaiser's final form lasts up to 60 seconds, but it can be extended with various Buff Duration stats. Whilst Final Form is really good- you don't need to rely on it to have an enjoyable time playing Kaiser.

Kaiser as a bossing class is all about timing your Final Form for bursting bosses down. In Final Form, Kaiser also gets 100% Knockback resistance and is unaffected by attack reflection, allowing them to take down bosses without hassle. If you main Kaiser, you'll be wanting to maximize your Final Form up-time to get the most potential out of the class. You will be mostly using your Giga Wave attacking skill, throwing in Wing Beat and using your Tempest Blades to help get your Morph Gauge filled faster.

  • Weapon: Two-handed Sword
  • Job: Warrior
  • Class: Nova
  • Shared Cash Shop Inventory: Cadena, Kasier, Angelic Buster
  • Legion Block: +STR (10/20/40/80/100)
  • Link Skill: Iron Will (+15% MaxHP)
  • Primary Stat: STR
  • Inner Ability: +1 Attack Speed

Kaiser First Job Skill Build

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

  • Dragon Slash (+1), Air Lift (+2)
  • Air Lift (10)
  • Dragon Slash (MAX)
  • Air Lift (MAX)
  • Flame Surge (MAX)
  • Scale Skin (MAX)

In first job you'll get your main attacking skill called Dragon Slash. It has three different attacks that you can spam and is really good at mobbing in early levels. You should max Air Lift early on for mobility and the Flame Surge isn't too useful. Don't forget to take a look in your beginner tab skills for your Vertical Grapple, Realign:Attacker toggle skill and Dragon Link for performing combos.

Skill Description & Overview

Icon Skill Description Type
Dragon Slash Dragon Slash Mash the attack key to whip enemies in front of you up to 3 times. Can be used with basic attack key while in Final Form. Main Attack Skill
Scale Skin Scale Skin Hardens your skin to permanently increase Defense and gain a chance resist knockback. Stacks with Transfiguration's Knockback Resistance effects. Passive Buff
Flame Surge Flame Surge Blast forward with warrior spirit. Secondary Attack Skill
Air Lift Air Lift Grants an increase to Speed and an extra mid-air jump. Double Jump Skill

Kaiser Second Job Skill Build

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

  • Dragon Slash I (MAX), Attacker Mode I (MAX)
  • Sword Mastery (MAX)
  • Blaze On (MAX)
  • Tempest Blades (MAX)
  • Inner Blaze (MAX)
  • Impact Wave (MAX)
  • Piercing Blaze (MAX)
  • Defender Mode I (MAX)

In second job, you don't have to put too many SP into your main attacking skill to max it and you can also get an upgrade to your togglable skill Attacker Mode I. The two secondary attacking skills aren't very useful, so you might prefer to max those last and continue using your Dragon Slash skill for mobbing. You get your first buff skill called Blaze On, which adds a small damage boost. Tempest Blade is a good skill to use with Dragon Slash at you can use it attack mobs all around you.

Skill Description & Overview

Icon Skill Description Type
Dragon Slash I Dragon Slash I Enhances Dragon Slash's Attack Power. Main Attack Skill
Tempest Blades Tempest Blades Summons 3 swords to track and attack monsters. Secondary Attack Skill
Sword Mastery Sword Mastery Increases two-handed sword weapon mastery and accuracy. Passive Buff
Piercing Blaze Piercing Blaze Dash forward to knock back enemies. Deals damage to multiple targets with a chance to stun. Can be resisted by some monsters. Secondary Attack Skill
Inner Blaze Inner Blaze Increases Strength and HP. Passive Buff
Impact Wave Impact Wave Stab your sword into the ground to create an explosive shockwave that blasts multiple enemies. Secondary Attack Skill
Defender Mode I Defender Mode I Enhances Realign: Defender Mode. Enhanced effects stack. Passive Buff
Blaze On Blaze On Draw out inner strength to temporarily increase Attack Power and Speed. Buff
Attacker Mode I Attacker Mode I Further enhances Realign: Attacker Mode. Enhanced effects stack. Passive Buff

Kaiser Third Job Skill Build

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

  • Dragon Slash II (MAX), Attacker Mode II (MAX)
  • Final Form (MAX)
  • Wing Beat (MAX)
  • Catalyze (MAX)
  • Stone Dragon (MAX)
  • Advanced Inner Blaze (MAX)
  • Self Recovery (MAX)
  • Cursebite (MAX)
  • Pressure Chain (MAX)
  • Defender Mode II (MAX)

In 3rd job, you finally get access to Final Form. When your Morph Gauge is full, you can transform into Final Form, where you can use any of your current skills, with some of them buffed to give extra hits and damage. Your main attacking skill gets boosted again and you also get a simple summon called Stone Dragon, which attacks and pulls enemies towards it. Wing Beat is a good mobbing skill to utilize too, as you can use it multiple times to keep attacking mobs.

Skill Description & Overview

Icon Skill Description Type
Dragon Slash II Dragon Slash II Enhances Dragon Slash's Attack Power. Main Attack Skill
Wing Beat Wing Beat Creates a whirlwind that attacks enemies until certain targets are defeated. Dissipates after a short distance or time. Unaffected by attack reflection. Up to two can exist. Secondary Attack Skill
Stone Dragon Stone Dragon Summons a dragon statue that pulls in enemies and attacks with a chance to Slow. Unaffected by attack reflection. Summon Skill
Self Recovery Self Recovery Continuously restores HP and MP. Passive Buff
Pressure Chain Pressure Chain Releases a sword wave that penetrates and pulls enemies. Can be resisted by some monsters. Secondary Attack Skill
Final Form Final Form Transforms into the true Kaiser. Can be used when the Morph Gauge is full.While in Final Form, you can deal damage to enemies with Attack Ignore or Attack Reflection effects, and you can use the Final Form skill again to use the Teleport skill. Uses all Morph Gauge when Final Form ends. Transform Skill
Defender Mode II Defender Mode II Enhances Realign: Defender Mode. Enhanced effects stack. Passive Buff
Cursebite Cursebite Increases resistance to all status and elemental effects for a short time, and deals increased final damage on monsters with status ailments. Buff
Catalyze Catalyze Uses the Dragon Crystal as a catalyst to maximize Weapon Attack. Passive Buff
Attacker Mode II Attacker Mode II Enhances Realign: Attacker Mode. Enhanced effects stack. Passive Buff
Advanced Inner Blaze Advanced Inner Blaze Permanently increases STR and HP. Passive Buff

Kaiser Fourth Job Skill Build

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

  • Blade Burst (+1), Attacker Mode III (MAX)
  • Blade Burst (MAX)
  • Dragon Slash III (MAX)
  • Expert Sword Mastery (MAX)
  • Advanced Tempest Blades (MAX)
  • Unbreakable Will (MAX)
  • Nova Warrior (MAX)
  • Dragon Barrrage (MAX)
  • Inferno Breath (MAX)
  • Grand Armor (MAX)
  • Gigas Wave (MAX)
  • Nova Temperance (MAX)
  • Defender Mode III (MAX)

Your main mobbing skill is Blade Burst in fourth job. This skill has a huge hitbox, allowing you to attack multiple platforms at once. It's a good idea to max this as soon as possible to help with training. Your Dragon Slash and Attacker Mode all get their final upgrades too. Gigas Wave is your main bossing skill, and it's amazing. You won't be doing much bossing in early levels, so you might be best leaving that skill until later on. Inferno Breath is an okay skill as it gives some Damage Over Time damage to mobs, but most likely you'll be happy just using Blade Burst.

Skill Description & Overview

Icon Skill Description Type
Dragon Slash III Dragon Slash III Enhances Dragon Slash's Attack Power. Main Attack Skill
Blade Burst Blade Burst Summon multiple swords that strike and explode, dealing additional attacks. Secondary Attack Skill
Unbreakable Will Unbreakable Will Ignores monster DEF. Summon Skill
Nova Warrior Nova Warrior Temporarily increases the stats of all party members. Does not stack with Maple Warrior, Call of Cygnus, Nova Warrior, President's Orders, Anima Warrior, or Rhinne's Protection. Passive Buff
Nova Temperance Nova Temperance Hones your resolve to ignore certain abnormal status effects. Immune to Abnormal Status for 3 sec after use. Secondary Attack Skill
Inferno Breath Inferno Breath Summons an ancient dragon that breathes fire, leaving a trail of fire that deals continuous damage to those on it. Ignores attack reflection. Transform Skill
Grand Armor Grand Armor Reduces damage taken from monsters for you and your party. Passive Buff
Gigas Wave Gigas Wave Devastates enemies with a powerful slash of your blade. All enemies, including bosses, suffer the Slow effect when hit Buff
Expert Sword Mastery Expert Sword Mastery Maxes out mastery of Two-Handed Sword while increasing Critical Damage and Attack Power. Passive Buff
Dragon Barrage Dragon Barrage Quickly move and attack enemies. Can deal more damage to normal monsters. Passive Buff
Defender Mode III Defender Mode III Enhance Realign: Defender Mode. Enhanced effects stack. Passive Buff
Attacker Mode III Attacker Mode III Enhance Realign: Attacker Mode. Enhanced effects stack. Passive Buff
Advanced Tempest Blades Advanced Tempest Blades Enhances Tempest Blades. Summons 5 of your current swords. Swords will home in and attack monsters. Also permanently increases Attack Power. Passive Buff

Kaiser 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.

  • Gigas Wave - Reinforce
  • Gigas Wave - Burden
  • Gigas Wave - Bonus Attack
  • Wing Beat - Pummel
  • Wing Beat - Extra Attack
  • Ancestral Prominence
  • Final Trance
  • Kaiser's Majesty

Kaiser 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.

Kaiser's Nodes should include:

  • Bladefall
  • Nova Guardians
  • Draco Surge
  • Dragon Blaze
  • Trio: Blade Burst, Gigas Wave, Tempest Blades
  • Trio: Wing Beat, Inferno Breath, [Free]

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

  • Decent Holy Symbol
  • Decent Sharp Eyes
  • Decent Speed Infusion
  • Erda Nova
  • Rope Lift
  • Weapon Aura
  • Might of the Nova
  • Grandis Goddess's Blessing
  • True Arachnid Reflection

Skill Description & Overview

Icon Skill Description Type
Bladefall Bladefall Your Tempest Blades rain down upon the enemy, oozing deadly magma where they land to incinerate enemies. You can use the skill once more after all your Tempest Blades land to force deadly magma to ooze. Only usable with Tempest Blades summoned. Cooldown Attack Skill
Nova Guardians Nova Guardians Summons the Kaisers of old to fight by your side. Summon
Draco Surge Draco Surge Enhance Gigas Wave with the strength of an ancient dragon. The Dragon Warrant launches forward to deal additional attacks to the enemy. Requires recharging time after skill is used. All Enemies, including bosses, will be Slowed when hit by Dragon Surge. Passive
Dragon Blaze Dragon Blaze Call forth an ancient dragon god, and with it flame incarnate. Surround yourself with flames to attack nearby enemies, and leave Fire Energy in your wake. If your attack skill successfully hits, the Fire Energy you leave behind will explode to deal AoE damage. Using the skill again, while its effect is active, will cancel that effect. If your attack skill successfully hits during cooldown, during which Dragon Blaze isn't active, a flame orb will form to deal additional attacks. All Dragon Blaze attacks are unaffected by attack reflection. Cooldown Attack Skill


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