MapleStory Link Skills Guide

MapleStory Link Skills Guide

calendar_todayPosted on 4th August 2020

MapleStory Link Skills are a way for you to benefit from leveling multiple characters and gaining extra stats on your main character. Since there are over 40 different MapleStory classes, Link Skills are a way for you to share a skill between classes. A link skill can only be applied to one character at a time, however, you can switch the linked skill twice per day.

A character can have up to 12 different link skills. They can be managed from their Skills UI in the Basic Skills tab.

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Most characters have their own Link Skill. Some Link Skills have a max level of 2 and some have a max level of 3. Some Link Skills can be stacked to a higher level.

Each Link Skill for a particular character becomes available at:

  • Link Skill Level 1 - Level 70
  • Link Skill Level 2 - Level 120
  • Link Skill Level 3 - Level 210

For some classes, such as Cygnus classes, they have a max of Level 2 Link Skill, but the skill can be stacked. Meaning, if you train all your Cygnus characters to level 120, you can stack 5 Link Skills to a max level of 10 (it still only counts as 1 link skill to your character's Link Skill Slots).

The only exception is Zero, who requires you to complete his Story quest to max out his Link Skill (Level 5).

Some Link skills are better than others, and you'll find that some aren't that useful at all. Since there are many different MapleStory Jobs and Classes, you may want to prioritise which Link Skills you aim to get to maximise your efficiency.

Best MapleStory Link Skills For Training

These Link Skills will aid you in regular training. Whilst they do increase your damage, they also aim to maximise your EXP gains when fighting mobs. You won't need the EXP gaining Link Skills for Bossing, which is why you'll want to switch some out when fighting the harder bosses of MapleStory.

In terms of order of which you should go for first, most people would suggest Elven Blessing, Rune Persistance and Combo Orb Blessing. These 3 are excellent for training. For quick damage gains, Kanna's Elementalism is good (and the class is easy to level).

There are 13 Link Skills below, but you can only have 12. Some of these Link Skills you may not need, such as IED increasing skills. Also, you get an extra Link Skill slot if your character is one of the job's below (as you don't need to link your own Link Skill).

Don't forget, when first starting out you can just equip any Link Skills you get. When you have more than 12, you'll need to switch out the best ones.

Icon Skill Name Job Effect Max Level
Elven Blessing Elven Blessing Mercedes Bonus EXP: +10%
Bonus EXP: +15%
Bonus EXP: +20%
3
Rune Persistance Rune Persistance Evan Rune Duration: +30%
Rune Duration: +50%
Rune Duration: +70%
3
Combo Kill Blessing Combo Kill Blessing Aran Combo Kill Marble EXP: +400%
Combo Kill Marble EXP: +650%
Combo Kill Marble EXP: +900%
3
Light Wash Light Wash Luminous Ignore Defense: +10%
Ignore Defense: +15%
Ignore Defense: +20%
3
Wild Rage Wild Rage Demon Avenger Damage: +5%
Damage: +10%
Damage: +15%
3
Elementalism Elementalism Kanna Damage: +5%
Damage: +10%
2
Judgement Judgement Kinesis Critical Damage: +2%
Critical Damage: +4%
2
Solus Solus Ark + 1% + 1% Damage(5x stackable) when in combat for 5 seconds
+ 1% + 2% Damage(5x stackable) when in combat for 5 seconds
+ 1% + 3% Damage(5x stackable) when in combat for 5 seconds
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Empiricle Knowledge Empiricle Knowledge Explorer Mage 15% Chance to deal 1% Damage + 1% Ignore Defense (stacks 3 times)
17% Chance to deal 1% Damage + 1% Ignore Defense (stacks 3 times)
19% Chance to deal 2% Damage + 2% Ignore Defense (stacks 3 times)
21% Chance to deal 2% Damage + 2% Ignore Defense (stacks 3 times)
23% Chance to deal 3% Damage + 3% Ignore Defense (stacks 3 times)
25% Chance to deal 3% Damage + 3% Ignore Defense (stacks 3 times)
6
Thief's Cunning Thief's Cunning Explorer Thief Upon Debuffing an enemy + 3% Damage buff for 10 seconds
Upon Debuffing an enemy + 6% Damage buff for 10 seconds
Upon Debuffing an enemy + 9% Damage buff for 10 seconds
Upon Debuffing an enemy + 12% Damage buff for 10 seconds
Upon Debuffing an enemy + 15% Damage buff for 10 seconds
Upon Debuffing an enemy + 18% Damage buff for 10 seconds
6
Bravado Bravado Huyoung Ignore Defense: +5%, Damage to enemies with 100% HP: +9%
Ignore Defense: +10%, Damage to enemies with 100% HP: +14%
2
Focus Spirit Focus Spirit Beast Tamer Boss Damage: +4%, Critical Rate: +4%, MaxHP: +3%, MaxMP: +3%
Boss Damage: +7%, Critical Rate: +7%, MaxHP: +4%, MaxMP: +4%
Boss Damage: +10%, Critical Rate: +10%, MaxHP: +5%, MaxMP: +5%
3
Phantom Instinc Phantom Instinc Phantom Critical Rate: +10%
Critical Rate +15%
Critical Rate: +20%
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Best MapleStory Link Skills For Bossing

These Link Skills are for Bossing. Since you won't be fighting bosse's for EXP, we can remove most of those ones. There are also a few useful ones for certain situations (such as Spirit Of Freedom for that invincibility after death, allowing you to buff up.)

There are 13 Link Skills below, but you can only have 12. Some of these Link Skills you may not need, such as IED increasing skills. Also, you get an extra Link Skill slot if your character is one of the job's below (as you don't need to link your own Link Skill).

Icon Skill Name Job Effect Max Level
Fury Unleashed Fury Unleashed Demon Slayer Boss Damage: +10%
Boss Damage: +15%
Boss Damage: +20%
3
Light Wash Light Wash Luminous Ignore Defense: +10%
Ignore Defense: +15%
Ignore Defense: +20%
3
Wild Rage Wild Rage Demon Avenger Damage: +5%
Damage: +10%
Damage: +15%
3
Elementalism Elementalism Kanna Damage: +5%
Damage: +10%
2
Judgement Judgement Kinesis Critical Damage: +2%
Critical Damage: +4%
2
Solus Solus Ark + 1% + 1% Damage(5x stackable) when in combat for 5 seconds
+ 1% + 2% Damage(5x stackable) when in combat for 5 seconds
+ 1% + 3% Damage(5x stackable) when in combat for 5 seconds
3
Empiricle Knowledge Empiricle Knowledge Explorer Mage 15% Chance to deal 1% Damage + 1% Ignore Defense (stacks 3 times)
17% Chance to deal 1% Damage + 1% Ignore Defense (stacks 3 times)
19% Chance to deal 2% Damage + 2% Ignore Defense (stacks 3 times)
21% Chance to deal 2% Damage + 2% Ignore Defense (stacks 3 times)
23% Chance to deal 3% Damage + 3% Ignore Defense (stacks 3 times)
25% Chance to deal 3% Damage + 3% Ignore Defense (stacks 3 times)
6
Thief's Cunning Thief's Cunning Explorer Thief Upon Debuffing an enemy + 3% Damage buff for 10 seconds
Upon Debuffing an enemy + 6% Damage buff for 10 seconds
Upon Debuffing an enemy + 9% Damage buff for 10 seconds
Upon Debuffing an enemy + 12% Damage buff for 10 seconds
Upon Debuffing an enemy + 15% Damage buff for 10 seconds
Upon Debuffing an enemy + 18% Damage buff for 10 seconds
6
Spirit Of Freedom Spirit Of Freedom Resistance Job Do not take damage after being revived for 1 second
Do not take damage after being revived for 2 second
Do not take damage after being revived for 3 second
Do not take damage after being revived for 4 second
Do not take damage after being revived for 5 second
Do not take damage after being revived for 6 second
Do not take damage after being revived for 7 second
Do not take damage after being revived for 8 second
8
Bravado Bravado Huyoung Ignore Defense: +5%, Damage to enemies with 100% HP: +9%
Ignore Defense: +10%, Damage to enemies with 100% HP: +14%
2
Terms And Condition Terms and Conditions Angelic Buster Damage: +30% for 10 seconds
Damage: +45% for 10 seconds
Damage: +60% for 10 seconds
3
Noble Fire Noble Fire Adele Boss Damage: +2%, increase damage +1% per party member (max 4%)
Boss Damage: +4%, increase damage +2% per party member (max 8%)
2
Focus Spirit Focus Spirit Beast Tamer Boss Damage: +4%, Critical Rate: +4%, MaxHP: +3%, MaxMP: +3%
Boss Damage: +7%, Critical Rate: +7%, MaxHP: +4%, MaxMP: +4%
Boss Damage: +10%, Critical Rate: +10%, MaxHP: +5%, MaxMP: +5%
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All MapleStory Link Skills

Here is a list of all the MapleStory Link Skills currently available

Icon Skill Name Job Effect Max Level
Fury Unleashed Fury Unleashed Demon Slayer Boss Damage: +10%
Boss Damage: +15%
Boss Damage: +20%
3
Phantom Instinc Phantom Instinc Phantom Critical Rate: +10%
Critical Rate +15%
Critical Rate: +20%
3
Light Wash Light Wash Luminous Ignore Defense: +10%
Ignore Defense: +15%
Ignore Defense: +20%
3
Wild Rage Wild Rage Demon Avenger Damage: +5%
Damage: +10%
Damage: +15%
3
Elementalism Elementalism Kanna Damage: +5%
Damage: +10%
2
Judgement Judgement Kinesis Critical Damage: +2%
Critical Damage: +4%
2
Solus Solus Ark + 1% + 1% Damage(5x stackable) when in combat for 5 seconds
+ 1% + 2% Damage(5x stackable) when in combat for 5 seconds
+ 1% + 3% Damage(5x stackable) when in combat for 5 seconds
3
Elven Blessing Elven Blessing Mercedes Bonus EXP: +10%
Bonus EXP: +15%
Bonus EXP: +20%
3
Empiricle Knowledge Empiricle Knowledge Explorer Mage 15% Chance to deal 1% Damage + 1% Ignore Defense (stacks 3 times)
17% Chance to deal 1% Damage + 1% Ignore Defense (stacks 3 times)
19% Chance to deal 2% Damage + 2% Ignore Defense (stacks 3 times)
21% Chance to deal 2% Damage + 2% Ignore Defense (stacks 3 times)
23% Chance to deal 3% Damage + 3% Ignore Defense (stacks 3 times)
25% Chance to deal 3% Damage + 3% Ignore Defense (stacks 3 times)
6
Thief's Cunning Thief's Cunning Explorer Thief Upon Debuffing an enemy + 3% Damage buff for 10 seconds
Upon Debuffing an enemy + 6% Damage buff for 10 seconds
Upon Debuffing an enemy + 9% Damage buff for 10 seconds
Upon Debuffing an enemy + 12% Damage buff for 10 seconds
Upon Debuffing an enemy + 15% Damage buff for 10 seconds
Upon Debuffing an enemy + 18% Damage buff for 10 seconds
6
Focus Spirit Focus Spirit Beast Tamer Boss Damage: +4%, Critical Rate: +4%, MaxHP: +3%, MaxMP: +3%
Boss Damage: +7%, Critical Rate: +7%, MaxHP: +4%, MaxMP: +4%
Boss Damage: +10%, Critical Rate: +10%, MaxHP: +5%, MaxMP: +5%
3
Pirate Blessing Pirate Blessing Cannoneer Str+20, Dex+20, Int+20, Luk+20, MaxHP +325, MaxMP +325, Damage Taken: -5%
Str+30, Dex+30, Int+30, Luk+30, MaxHP +525, MaxMP +525, Damage Taken: -7%
Str+40, Dex+40, Int+40, Luk+40, MaxHP +700, MaxMP +700, Damage Taken: -9%
Str+50, Dex+50, Int+50, Luk+50, MaxHP +875, MaxMP +875, Damage Taken: -11%
Str+60, Dex+60, Int+60, Luk+60, MaxHP +1050, MaxMP +1050, Damage Taken: -13%
Str+70, Dex+70, Int+70, Luk+70, MaxHP +1225, MaxMP +1225, Damage Taken: -15%
6
Keen Edge Keen Edge Hayato All Stats: +15, Attack Power: +10, Magic Attack Power: +10
All Stats: +25, Attack Power: +15, Magic Attack Power: +15
2
Iron Will Iron Will Kaiser MaxHP: +10%
MaxHP: +15%
MaxHP: +20%
3
Hybrid Logic Hybrid Logic Xenon All Stats: +5%
All Stats: +10%
2
Cygnus Blessing Cygnus Blessing Cygnus Attack Power: +7, Magic Attack Power: +7, Abnormal Status Resistence: +1, All Elemental Resistance: +1%
Attack Power: +9, Magic Attack Power: +9, Abnormal Status Resistence: +3, All Elemental Resistance: +3%
Attack Power: +11, Magic Attack Power: +11, Abnormal Status Resistence: +4, All Elemental Resistance: +4%
Attack Power: +13, Magic Attack Power: +13, Abnormal Status Resistence: +6, All Elemental Resistance: +6%
Attack Power: +15, Magic Attack Power: +15, Abnormal Status Resistence: +7, All Elemental Resistance: +7%
Attack Power: +17, Magic Attack Power: +17, Abnormal Status Resistence: +9, All Elemental Resistance: +9%
Attack Power: +19, Magic Attack Power: +19, Abnormal Status Resistence: +10, All Elemental Resistance: +10%
Attack Power: +21, Magic Attack Power: +21, Abnormal Status Resistence: +12, All Elemental Resistance: +12%
Attack Power: +23, Magic Attack Power: +23, Abnormal Status Resistence: +13, All Elemental Resistance: +13%
Attack Power: +25, Magic Attack Power: +25, Abnormal Status Resistence: +15, All Elemental Resistance: +15%
10
Close Call Close Call Shade Fatal Attack Survival Chance: +5%
Fatal Attack Survival Chance: +10%
2
Unfair Advantage Unfair Advantage Cadena Attacks against weaker opponents: +3% Damage, Attacks against monsters afflicted with abnormal status: +3% Damage
Attacks against weaker opponents: +6% Damage, Attacks against monsters afflicted with abnormal status: +6% Damage
2
Tide Of Battle Tide Of Battle Illium Activated When moving a certain distance: +1% Damage per stack(5 max)
Activated When moving a certain distance: +2% Damage per stack(5 max)
2
Spirit Of Freedom Spirit Of Freedom Resistance Job Do not take damage after being revived for 1 second
Do not take damage after being revived for 2 second
Do not take damage after being revived for 3 second
Do not take damage after being revived for 4 second
Do not take damage after being revived for 5 second
Do not take damage after being revived for 6 second
Do not take damage after being revived for 7 second
Do not take damage after being revived for 8 second
8
Rune Persistance Rune Persistance Evan Rune Duration: +30%
Rune Duration: +50%
Rune Duration: +70%
3
Combo Kill Blessing Combo Kill Blessing Aran Combo Kill Marble EXP: +400%
Combo Kill Marble EXP: +650%
Combo Kill Marble EXP: +900%
3
Bravado Bravado Huyoung Ignore Defense: +5%, Damage to enemies with 100% HP: +9%
Ignore Defense: +10%, Damage to enemies with 100% HP: +14%
2
Knights Watch Knight's Watch Mihile Knockback Resistance: +100%, Duration: +90 seconds
Knockback Resistance: +100%, Duration: +110 seconds
Knockback Resistance: +100%, Duration: +130 seconds
3
Core Aura Core Aura Jett Gain the stats from Jett's Core Aura 1
Terms And Condition Terms and Conditions Angelic Buster Damage: +30% for 10 seconds
Damage: +45% for 10 seconds
Damage: +60% for 10 seconds
3
Invincible Belief Invincible Belief Explorer Warrior When HP < 15%, heals 20% HP every 1 second for 3 seconds.
When HP < 15%, heals 23% HP every 1 second for 3 seconds.
When HP < 15%, heals 26% HP every 1 second for 3 seconds.
When HP < 15%, heals 29% HP every 1 second for 3 seconds.
When HP < 15%, heals 32% HP every 1 second for 3 seconds.
When HP < 15%, heals 35% HP every 1 second for 3 seconds.
6
Adventurer Curiosity Adventurer's Curiosity Explorer Archer Monster Collection Chance: +10%, Critical Rate: +3%
Monster Collection Chance: +15%, Critical Rate: +4%
Monster Collection Chance: +20%, Critical Rate: +6%
Monster Collection Chance: +25%, Critical Rate: +7%
Monster Collection Chance: +30%, Critical Rate: +9%
Monster Collection Chance: +35%, Critical Rate: +10%
6
Noble Fire Noble Fire Adele Boss Damage: +2%, increase damage +1% per party member (max 4%)
Boss Damage: +4%, increase damage +2% per party member (max 8%)
2
Rhinne's Blessing Rhinne's Blessing Zero Reduce Incoming Damage: 15%
Ignore Defense: +10%
5

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