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MapleStory Wild Hunter Skill Build Guide

February 19, 2024

Wild Hunter is a Resistance class in MapleStory that is able to summon a captured Jaguar, allowing it to fight by your side or ride on top of it directly into battle! Wild Hunter is a popular class in MapleStory due to its fantastic mobbing skills and overall mobility to get around maps. Whilst the class has been revamped several times, it remains a consistent class that Maplers like to choose and play. This skill build guide will show you all the skills that Wild Hunter possess, including 5th job nodes.

Wild Hunter Overview

Released in the second part of the Big Bang patch (V94), Wild Hunter is part of the Resistance set of MapleStory classes, which include: Battle Mage, Wild Hunter, Mechanic, Xenon, Blaster, Demon Slayer and Demon Avenger. Wild Hunter was one of the first Resistance classes to arrive, alongside Battle Mage. The release of Wild Hunter was the start of the onslaught of new MapleStory jobs being released every single year.

Wild Hunter is known as one of the best mobbing classes in the game. Despite being an old class, it still ranks highly due to being able to wipe out maps that are both small and large. Wild Hunter has a great static summon called Hunting Assistant, which can hit multiple platforms if placed right. It's main attacking skill in fourth job is very powerful and extremely mobile, and you benefit from 100% Knockback Resistance when riding your jaguar. You'll have a blast leveling Wild Hunter from 1st to 4th job because all the skills feel really smooth to use. There are no jarring mechanics to learn with this class.

As a bossing class, Wild Hunter is fairly easy to use. You do have plenty of cooldown skills to manage when you get to 5th job and beyond. When bossing with Wild Hunter you'll start to use your Jaguar as a companion for it's skills, rather than riding it. Managing the Jaguar cooldown skills is important for burst damage, but it's quite easy once you get used to playing. Wild Hunter is a hurricane class, so you'll enjoy seeing lots of lines of damage when fighting bosses. You also get a 12 second i-frame 5th job skill called Primal Fury!

  • Weapon: Crossbow
  • Job: Bowman
  • Class: Resistance
  • Shared Cash Shop Inventory: Wild Hunter, Battle Mage, Mechanic, Xenon, Demon Slayer, Demon Avenger, Blaster.
  • Legion Block: 20% Chance to increase damage (4%/8%/12%/16%/20%)
  • Link Skill: Spirit Of Freedom (Do not take damage after being revived for 1 second (stacks))
  • Primary Stat: DEX
  • Inner Ability: 20% Boss Damage

Wild Hunter First Job Skill Build

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

  • Double Shot (+1), Double Jump (+2)
  • Double Jump (MAX)
  • Double Shot (MAX)
  • Nature's Wrath (MAX)
  • Resistance Auto Crank (MAX)

First job Wild Hunter's main attacking skill is Double Shot. You can ride your Jaguar using the Summon Jaguar skill, allowing you to move around faster and deal lots of damage to mobs. You'll fly through first job levels; Double Jump should be maxed early on for better mobility. Nature's Wrath and Resistance Auto Crank are passive buffs.

MapleStory Jaguar Management Wild Hunter

Wild Hunter's can capture Jaguars from a special map at the Resistance Headquarters. Speak to Black Jack NPC and you'll come to a map where Jaguars will randomly spawn. You can damage these Jaguars; once their health is <50%, use the Capture skill from your beginner tab to capture them.

You can then manage your Jaguars with the Jaguar Management skill.

There are different types of Jaguars that give various buffs:

  • Armored Crimson - Damage absorption rate: +10%
  • Onyx Jaguar - Buff Duration +10%
  • Snow White - Buff Duration +10%
  • Jaira - Critical Rate 5%

Skill Description & Overview

Icon Skill Description Type
Double Shot Double Shot Fires two arrows at high speed. Jaguar artillery can be used to attack multiple enemies while riding the Jaguar with reduced Attack Power and range. Main Attack Skill
Double Jump Double Jump Allows you to double jump. When riding a Jaguar, changes to triple jump. Double-Jump skill
Nature's Wrath Nature's Wrath Unleashes wild rage. Passive Buff
Resistance Auto Crank Resistance Auto Crank Grafting the Resistance technology onto the crossbow grants it more power. Also permanently increases Jump and Speed. Passive Buff

Wild Hunter Second Job Skill Build

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

  • Triple Shot (+1), Crossbow Mastery (+2)
  • Crossbow Mastery (5)
  • Crossbow Booster (6)
  • Triple Shot (MAX)
  • Crossbow Mastery (MAX)
  • Crossbow Booster (MAX)
  • Soul Arrow: Crossbow (MAX)
  • Call of the Wild (MAX)
  • Final Attack (MAX)
  • Physical Training (MAX)
  • Jaguar Mastery (MAX)

In second job, Wild Hunter gets an upgraded main attack skill called Triple Shot. You'll also get some good party buffs, with Call Of The Wild and Soul Arrow: Crossbow. Your damage will start climbing here as you get some more mastery damage and Final Attack passive. Max out your Crossbow Booster early on for that increase in attack speed, and you'll start to see the power of the hurricane-type skills of Wild Hunter.

Skill Description & Overview

Icon Skill Description Type
Triple Shot Triple Shot Fires three arrows at high speed. Jaguar artillery can be used to attack multiple enemies while riding the Jaguar with reduced Attack Power and range. Main Attack Skill
Soul Arrow: Crossbow Soul Arrow: Crossbow Temporarily allows you to use your Crossbow without bolts. Also increases your ATT. Buff
Physical Training Physical Training Permanently increases STR and DEX through sheer physical training. Passive Buff
Jaguar Mastery Jaguar Mastery Permanently increases Max HP and Knockback Resistance. Passive Buff
Final Attack Final Attack Chance to deliver an additional hit after a direct attack. Must have a crossbow equipped. Passive Buff
Crossbow Mastery Crossbow Mastery Increases Crossbow Mastery. Passive Buff
Crossbow Booster Crossbow Booster Increases the attack speed of your weapon for a short time. Must have a Crossbow equipped. Buff
Call Of The Wild Call Of The Wild Your jaguar roars to enhance party ATT for a short time. Buff

Wild Hunter Third Job Skill Build

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

  • Enduring Fire (MAX)
  • Hunting Assistant (MAX)
  • Feline Berserk (MAX)
  • Jaguar Link (MAX)
  • Flurry (MAX)
  • Backstep (MAX)
  • White Heat Rush (MAX)

Enduring Fire is your new main attacking skill. Third job also introduces you to your powerful summon attack called Hunting Assistant; you can place this anywhere on a map, allowing you to have better map control and quicker training. White Heat Rush is great for teleporting to higher platforms, and Feline Berserk is another buff to make sure you have on. Jaguar Link will boost your damage if you have managed to capture more Jaguars, so it's worth doing that for the extra Critical Damage.

Skill Description & Overview

Icon Skill Description Type
Enduring Fire Enduring Fire Fires five arrows at high speed. Jaguar artillery can be used to attack multiple enemies while riding the Jaguar with reduced Attack Power and range. Main Attack Skill
White Heat Rush White Heat Rush Your Jaguar coils and pounces to push away enemies and deal damage. Can be resisted by some monsters. Teleport Skill
Jaguar Link Jaguar Link Receive help from tamed Jaguars. Stats increase based on total number of captured Jaguars. Additionally Attack Power is increased permanently. Passive Buff
Hunting Assistant Unit Hunting Assistant Unit Deploys a Hunting Assistant Unit to aid in battles. Unaffected by attack reflection. Summon
Flurry Flurry Chance to deliver an additional hit after a direct attack. Must have a crossbow equipped. Passive Buff
Feline Berserk Feline Berserk Grow a set of blazing red wings, temporarily, for your Jaguar. Greatly increases Attack Power and Speed. Increases Attack Speed by 1. Also increases Max HP. Enemy attacks will not cancel the buff. Buff
Backstep Backstep When activated, your Jaguar is able to attack while walking backward without changing direction even if you are not on it. Permanently decreases damage taken. Can be toggled On/Off. Toggle

Wild Hunter Fourth Job Skill Build

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

  • Wild Arrow Blast (MAX)
  • Crossbow Expert (MAX)
  • Advanced Final Attack (MAX)
  • Extended Magazine (MAX)
  • Maple Warrior (MAX)
  • Drill Salvo (MAX)
  • Wild Instinct (MAX)
  • Hero's Will (MAX)
  • Natural Force (MAX)
  • Sharp Eyes (MAX)

Wild Arrow Blast if your main attacking skill in fourth job and you'll start melting mobs with it. Sharp Eyes and Maple Warrior are your two party buffs that are essential; Drill Salvo is a simple burst skill you can use to wipe out maps and deal damage to bosses. Overall, Wild Hunter has a pretty simple fourth job skill build compared to a lot of other classes.

Skill Description & Overview

Icon Skill Description Type
Wild Arrow Blast Wild Arrow Blast Launches arrows at tremendous speed, like a catastrophic rainstorm. Pressing the skill key will fire arrows continuously. Can be used while in motion. If you are mounted on a Jaguar, you can use the jaguar artillery to attack multiple enemies, but these attacks will have weaker attack power and shorter range. Main Attack Skill
Wild Instinct Wild Instinct Increases your Defense and ignores some of the enemy's Weapon Defense. Passive Buff
Sharp Eyes Sharp Eyes Temporarily grants party members the ability to locate an enemy's weak spot to deal fatal damage to that enemy. Buff
Natural Force Natural Force You feel the power of nature protecting your body. 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
Hero's Will Hero's Will Hones your resolve to ignore certain abnormal status effects. Immune to Abnormal Status for 3 sec after use. Buff
Extended Magazine Extended Magazine Attach a special Resistance magazine to your Crossbow to hold stronger bolts. Passive Buff
Drill Slavo Drill Salvo Deploys a drill launcher to support attacks. Unaffected by attack reflection. Cooldown Attack Skill
Crossbow Expert Crossbow Expert Increases Crossbow Mastery, Attack Power, and Critical Damage. Passive Buff
Advanced Final Attack Advanced Final Attack Permanently increases ATT. Greatly increases the damage and activation rate of your Final Attack. Passive Buff

Wild Hunter 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.

  • Feline Berserk - Reinforce
  • Summon Jaguar - Enhance
  • Wild Arrow Blast - Reinforce
  • Wild Arrow Blast - Guardbreak
  • Wild Arrow Blast - Boss Rush
  • Exploding Arrows
  • For Liberty
  • Silent Rampage

Wild Hunter 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.

Wild Hunter's Nodes should include:

  • Jaguar Storm
  • Primal Grenade
  • Primal Fury
  • Wild Arrow Blast Type X
  • Trio: Wild Arrow Blast, Hunting Assistant, Final Attack
  • Trio: Summon Jaguar, Swipe, Sonic Roar
  • Trio: White Heat Rush, Exploding Arrows, [Free]

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
  • Vicious Shot
  • Guided Arrow

Skill Description & Overview

Icon Skill Description Type
Jaguar Storm Jaguar Storm Your jaguars heed your call to battle. Summon Skill
Primal Grenade Primal Grenade Use new Resistance technology to equip a grenade launcher that can be used in addition to a crossbow. The grenade will bounce on the ground and delay detonation if it doesn't hit an enemy. Damage Skill
Primal Fury Primal Fury Your Jaguar unleashes the full furry of the wild to savagely hunt your enemies. Iframe
Wild Arrow Blast Type X Wild Arrow Blast Type X Use a prototype crossbow, which uses Resistance technology to maximize its firepower. Can be used while in motion. Max Level 25. Cooldown skill


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