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MapleStory Mihile Skill Build Guide

April 1, 2024

Mihile is the sixth Cygnus Knight class released after the original five in 2012 in GMS MapleStory. This warrior job uses both sword and shield to battle monsters of Maple World, with skills infused with the power of light. Considered by many Maplers as one of the more difficult classes to train, Mihile has been revamped several times since its release to make it more playable.

Since Mihile was released after the original five Cygnus Knight classes, it doesn't follow the same job advancement and creation line as other Cygnus Knights. Instead, this character is created directly from the character creation screen and comes with it's own unique story to follow.

Mihile Overview

All Cygnus Knights were revamped as part of the 2022 update V.237 Ignition! They increased their damage skills, improve mobility and added in some new storylines for you to follow.

Mihile was released in the New Dawn update for GMS in 2012 as a Cygnus Knight class. It shares the same Cash Shop Inventory with the other Cygnus Knights and has similar skills to those classes. Mihile is a Warrior job that uses one-handed swords and a secondary shield as its main equipment items. The class is one of the least played in MapleStory due to it's tricky mechanics when training and bossing in end-game MapleStory.

Training Mihile from levels 1-200 are not that bad. There are other classes that have zero mobbing capabilities early on and struggling to grind out the early levels, but Mihile has some pretty decent skills that can help clears maps easily. Mihile does become a little more difficult when you hit 5th job (level 200+) where you're required to proc Royal Guard to effectively train properly. The timing of this skill is a little jarring, however, a recent update made the skill client side so that it wasn't reliant on Ping.

With bossing, Mihile relies on Royal Guard again to stack damage. If you're not good at this, you'll find Mihile's damage output to be considerably low compared with other DPS classes. Mihile has some great support skills, especially in 5th job, that help party members tank damage and survive 1-hit KO attacks. Royal Guard also means you can get an i-frame to help with those one-shot hits that relies on your timing of the skill.

  • Weapon: One-handed sword
  • Job: Warrior
  • Class: Cygnus Knight
  • Shared Cash Shop Inventory: Blaze Wizard, Wind Archer, Thunder Breaker, Dawn Warrior, Night Walker, Mihile
  • Legion Block: + MAXHP (250/500/1000/2000/2500)
  • Link Skill: Knight's Watch (Level 3: Knockback Resistance: +100%, Duration: +130 seconds)
  • Primary Stat: STR
  • Inner Ability: 20% Boss Damage

Mihile First Job Skill Build

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

  • Shining Pierce (MAX)
  • Royal Guard (MAX)
  • Weightless Heart (MAX)
  • Soul Devotion (MAX)
  • Soul Shield (MAX)
  • Righteous Indignation (MAX)

Mihile's revamp gets a new mobbing skill called Shining Pierce, which replaces Soul Blade.

You also get one of your main skills that you'll be using throughout playing Mihile: Royal Guard. By timing enemy attacks on you correctly, you can block all the damage and create an explosion of light to deal damage. You'll also get a damage buff that is stackable, making your attacks significantly stronger.

Weightless Heart is your double jump skill for getting around larger maps.

Skill Description & Overview

Icon Skill Description Type
Shining Pierce Shining Pierce Materialize a sharp sword of light to pierce the enemy. Main Attack Skill
Weightless Heart Weightless Heart Use while in the middle of a jump to jump even farther. The higher this skill's level, the farther you will jump. Can be activated with the Jump key. Jump Skill
Soul Shield Soul Shield Amplifies Soul Shield's power to have strength in enduring the enemy's attack. Level 10 required to learn Soul Asylum. Passive Buff
Soul Devotion Soul Devotion Permanently increases Movement Speed and Jump. Required Skill: Soul Shield Lv. 1. Passive Buff
Royal Guard Royal Guard Soul Shield nullifies enemy attacks and counterattacks. Counterattacks are unaffected by attack ignore and attack reflection. The Invincibility effect and Attack Power increase buffs are not affected by the Buff Duration increase effect. You can guard while using skills. Secondary Attack Skill / Guard Skill / Buff Skill
Righteous Indignation Righteous Indignation Inflict more fatal damage with the power of light when attacking enemies with Blind. Level 15 required to learn Advanced Righteous Indignation. Passive

Mihile Second Job Skill Build

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

  • Four-Point Assault (+1), Sword Mastery (+2)
  • Sword Mastery (5)
  • Agile Swords (+1), Radiant Driver (+1)
  • Four-Point Assault (MAX)
  • Sword Mastery (MAX)
  • Final Attack (MAX)
  • Agile Swords (MAX)
  • Encourage (MAX)
  • Physical Training (MAX)
  • Radiant Driver (MAX)

In second job you get a new main mobbing skill called Four-Point Assault. The range isn't great on this skill, but if you combine it with Radiant Driver you can get around most maps quite easily.

You'll want to put a point into Agile Swords as early as possible to get an attack speed buff, and then get those passive damage buffs with Sword Mastery and Final Attack helping to increase your damage.

Encourage replaces the old Rally skill; it's a buff that increases your attack power.

Skill Description & Overview

Icon Skill Description Type
Soul Driver Four-Point Assault Use Soul power to attack multiple enemies multiple times. Main Attack Skill
Vertical Radiant Driver Vertical Radiant Driver Hold the sword of light before you and charge into the air. Levels up alongside Radiant Driver. Can also be used by pressing Up and Radiant Driver together. Rush Skill
Sword Mastery Sword Mastery Increases One-Handed Sword Mastery and Final Damage Passive Buff
Sword Booster Agile Swords Doubles the attack speed of your weapon. Must have a one-handed sword equipped. Passive Buff
Rally Encourage Increases the Attack Power of party members including yourself for a short time. Buff
Radiant Driver Radiant Driver Drives back multiple enemies with a brilliant sword of light. Can be resisted by some monsters. Rush Skill
Physical Training Physical Training Permanently increases STR and DEX through sheer physical training. Passive Buff
Final Attack Final Attack Chance to deliver an additional hit after a direct attack. Must have a One-handed Sword equipped. Passive Buff

Mihile Third Job Skill Build

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

  • Soul Release (+1), Loyal Oath (+1)
  • Soul Release (MAX)
  • Loyal Oath (MAX)
  • Soul Link (MAX)
  • Self Recovery (MAX)
  • Advanced Righteous Indignation (MAX)
  • Offensive Defense (MAX)
  • Advanced Royal Guard (MAX)
  • Magic Crash (MAX)

Soul Release is your new attacking skill in 3rd Job. You also get another Attack Speed boost with Loyal Oath skill.

Royal Guard gets an upgrade, along with Righteous Indignation. Soul Link is great for training in a party (toggle off/on), giving members a small damage boost.

Magic Crash you won't use until you start bossing, but it helps remove enemy buffs.

Skill Description & Overview

Icon Skill Description Type
Soul Release Soul Release Attacks the enemy in front by releasing the strong light power condensed in the Soul Shield. Main Attack Skill
Soul Link Soul Link Connect your soul to nearby allies to unify and bolster your powers. Periodically enhances party members in the Soul Link's range when Soul Link is active. When Royal Guard's counterattack succeeds, party members in the Soul Link's range are protected. Can be toggled On/Off. Toggle Skill
Self Recovery Self Recovery Regularly recover some HP and MP, even in combat. Passive Buff
Righteous Indignation Advanced Righteous Indignation Enhances the effect of Righteous Indignation to inflict more fatal damage on the enemy with the power of light. Required Skill: Righteous Indignation Lv. 15. Passive Buff
Radiant Charge Loyal Oath Harden your loyal oath to the Empress. Passive Buff
Magic Crash Magic Crash Chance to remove certain buffs from affected enemies and prevent them regaining those buffs. Enemies hit will resist Magic Crash for 90 seconds. Buffs Removed: Attack Power & Magic ATT Bonuses, DEF Bonuses, and Obsidian Skin. Buff
Offensive Defense Offensive Defense The power of the shield protecting the Empress makes enemies vulnerable to Mihile's Radiant Soul. Enemies hit with Royal Guard's counterattack receive a debuff. Using Radiant Soul skill to attack enemies with the debuff creates a light shockwave that does an additional attack. The light shockwave is centered on the boss with the highest Max HP among those hit with the Radiant Soul skill. If there is no boss, then it's centered on the closest enemy among those hit. Level 20 required to learn Advanced Offensive Defense. Passive Buff
Advanced Royal Guard Advanced Royal Guard Enhances Royal Guard to do a powerful counterattack when guarding multiple hits in a row. Better control of the Soul Shield enhances your ability to endure enemy attacks. Required Skill: Encourage Lv. 20. Passive Buff

Mihile Fourth Job Skill Build

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

  • Radiant Cross (+1), Expert Sword Mastery (+1), Install Shield (+1)
  • Advanced Final Attack (+1), Combat Mastery (+1)
  • Radiant Cross (MAX)
  • Expert Sword Mastery (MAX)
  • Advanced Final Attack (MAX)
  • Combat Mastery (MAX)
  • Install Shield (MAX)
  • Advanced Offensive Defense (MAX)
  • Soul Asylum (MAX)
  • Power Stance (MAX)
  • Call Of Cygnus (MAX)
  • Roiling Soul (MAX)
  • Cygnus Knight's Will (MAX)

Your new main mobbing skill is Radiant Cross, combined with Install Shield which allows you to place down a summon that periodically attacks enemies, giving you great map control in 4th job.

You get plenty of passive buffs with Expert Sword Mastery, Advanced final Attack, Power Stance and Combat Mastery.

Call Of Cygnus is your buff to increase your stats by % and Roiling Soul is your main bossing skill, so max that last.

Skill Description & Overview

Icon Skill Description Type
Radiant Cross Radiant Cross Slice ahead with a cross-shaped light. Enhances Radiant Cross - Assault while Roiling Soul is active. Main Attack Skill
Soul Asylum Soul Asylum Uses the enhanced power of the Soul Shield to enhance Royal Guard. Also permanently decreases damage received from enemies, and increases Max HP. Required skill: Soul Shield Lv. 10. Passive Buff
Power Stance Power Stance Concentrates to hold your ground when struck, resisting knock-back effects permanently. Passive Buff
Four-Point Assault Install Shield Summons the Soul Shield containing the power of light. The Soul Shield can be installed in the air, and periodically emits light to attack enemies. Summon
Expert Sword Mastery Expert Sword Mastery Maximizes mastery of one-handed swords while increasing Critical Damage, Attack Power, and Critical Rate. Required Skill: Sword Mastery Lv. 10. Passive Buff
Combat Mastery Combat Mastery Ignores a portion of the enemy's defense while attacking. Passive Buff
Call Of Cygnus Call Of Cygnus Grants the blessings of Cygnus’s Awakening to temporarily increase all stats for you and your 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
Advanced Final Attack Advanced Final Attack Permanently increases Attack Power. Greatly increases the damage and activation rate of your Final Attack. Required Skill: Final Attack Lv. 20. Passive Buff
Roiling Soul Roiling Soul Sharpens the sword and shield with the power of soul to focus attacks on the enemy. Increases the chance to Blind for all Radiant Soul skills. Also significantly increases Mihile's attack ability. Can be toggled On/Off. Toggle Skill
Cygnus Knight's Will Cygnus Knight's Will Hone your resolve to ignore certain abnormal status effects. Immune to most abnormal status effects for 3 sec after use. Certain abnormal status effects and combat orders will still get through. Debuff
Advanced Offensive Defense Advanced Offensive Defense Raises a firm shield that keeps up before enemies to enhance Offensive Defense and Royal Guard's counterattack. Required Skill: Offensive Defense Lv. 20. Passive Buff

Mihile 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.

  • Radiant Cross - Reinforce
  • Radiant Cross - Extra Strike
  • Royal Guard - Enhance
  • Install Shield - Persist
  • Install Shield - Reinforce
  • Charging Light
  • Queen Of Tomorrow
  • Soul Majesty

Mihile 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.

Mihile's Nodes should include:

  • Shield Of Light
  • Sword Of Light
  • Radiant Soul
  • Light of Courage
  • Trio: Radiant Cross, Royal Guard, Final Attack
  • Trio: Charging Light, Radiant Driver, Install Shield

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
  • Weapon Aura
  • Impenetrable Skin
  • Empress Cygnus's Blessing
  • Phalanx Charge

Skill Description & Overview

Icon Skill Description Type
Shield Of Light Shield Of Light Become the shield that protects party members from enemy attacks. While the shield is up, you cannot use movement skills, except for Radiant Driver. Shield Skill
Sword Of Light Sword Of Light Focuses the power of your Soul Shield into the form of the legendary Sword of Light to strike down your foes. Attacking an enemy during cooldown still produces a Sword of Light and inflicts damage, and this attack is unaffected by attack reflection. Cooldown Attack Skill
Radiant Soul Radiant Soul Draw on your soul power and imbue your sword with a radiant light. You can use Radiant Soul Slash with the attack key while equipping Radiant Soul. Cooldown Attack Skill
Light Of Courage Light of Courage Inspire your allies and scorch your enemies with the light of unfailing courage. When the sword of light hits enemies, it inflicts the Light of Courage debuff upon them. Additional hits occur when attacking with Mihile's direct attack skills.If you re-use this skill to immediately end it, a final light shines on any enemies with the Light of Courage debuff, dealing additional damage. Using this skill in conjunction with Four-Point Assault, Charging Light, Sword of Light, and Radiant Soul Slash will cause it to fade away without the final light effect. All attacks activated with Light of Courage are unaffected by attack reflection. Max Level 25. HP-Shield Skill / Cooldown Attack Skill


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