MapleStory Demon Slayer Guide – Skill Builds, Jobs and Level Up

How To Play With Demon Slayer in Maplestory. Skill Builds, Guide To Complete Jobs and leveling guide.

Maple Story is a descent free-to-play, side-scrolling MMO RPG with a huge community. Wizet has been expanding Maplestory in different ways and the latest update features new classes like Demon Slayer, Cannon Shooter and Mercedes.

Old classes also get some additions but being a Maple Story fan, you should try these new classes first. In the following guide however, I am going to dissect “Demon Slayer” class.

Following guide will help you level up fast and complete the quest-chains for Demon Slayer in Maplestory. I will suggest several Skill Builds you can use for Demon Slayer to complete these quests.

Maple Story – Demon Slayer

Demon Slayer used to be a servant of the dark ruler, the Black Mage. He served the ruler many years and then one day, he notices that the Black Mage is like an absolute ruler and he can no longer can serve him.

When he meets Akylum, one of Black Mage’s generals, he finds out that they are planning to destroy his town. He quickly heads back to save his family but he finds nothing but the ashes there. With a heart burning with redemption, he has joined forces with Resistance and aims to free Edelstein and atone from his past at any cost.

Demon Slayer Skills and Abilities

The Demon Slayer can wield one handed weapon (like an axe or any other blunt weapon) and carries a shield exclusively made for the Demon Slayer, the “Demon Aegis”. He also uses a different form of energy (Fury) than the regular MP. The gauge increases on hunting down the monsters.

Demon Impact
Demon Slayer’s dormant power gets activated and deals damage to multiple enemies in front of you. The damage is increased when you are facing a demon boss.

Demon Cry
The skill not only deals damage to the surrounding enemies, but also lowers the target’s attack, defense, and accuracy stats while raising the item drop rate and EXP for the player.

Dark Metamorphosis
The majestic wings of the Demon Slayer can let you do stunts like double jump and glide.

Demon Slayer Stats and Job Progression

Strength (STR) is the primary attribute of the Demon Slayer so you should spend most of your Ability Points (AP) in this attribute. To increase your Max Forc (DF) however, you can do advanced jobs and equip shields.

Job Advancement

  • At level 10
    Posses 30 DF.
  • At level 30
    Posses 60 DF.
  • At level 70
    Posses 90 DF.
  • At level 120
    Posses 120 DF.

Demon Slayer Equipment

Demon Slayer equipment include Scepters and Force Shield that he uses to boost the stats and MaxDF. With more MaxDF, you can use more Force skill. You can unlock equipment by reaching the specified level.

Force Shields
You level up the stats but they are not trade-able.

Force Shield of Patience (level 10)

  • MaxDF = +20, WDEF = +10, MDEF = +5

Force Shield of Will (level 30)

  • MaxDF = +50, WDEF = +30, MDEF = +15, MaxHP = +150

Force Shield of Power (level 70)

  • MaxDF = +80, WDEF = +60, MDEF = +30, MaxHP = +350, STR = +7, DEX = +7

Ultimate Force Shield (level 120)

  • MaxDF = +110, WDEF = +85, MDEF = +45, MaxHP = +600, STR = +12, DEX = +12

They have 7 slots, not trade-able and require no DEX:

  • Doomed Scepter (level 10): +29 attack
  • Dignity Scepter (level 30): +49 attack
  • Assurity Scepter (level 50): +69 attack
  • Demon Bane (level 70): +83 attack
  • Evil Bane (level 120): +108 attack

Demon Slayer Jobs – Beginner Job Skills

Demon Jump
You need to use Asmodian wings to perform different jumping moves:

  • Max Level 1:High Jump (Jump + ↑↑)
  • Double Jump: Jump + →→ or ←←
  • Glide: You need to press double jump twice.

Death Curse
The move has multiple advantages. It not only can kill the enemy instantaneously but you can also restore HP and get some force on enemy’s death.

Demon Fury
During boss fight, the fury will let you muster more power and absorb more force.

Devil Wings
You need to use your Asmodian wings to travel fast. You will get one at level 30 (speed:150, jump: 120) and one at level 70 (speed: 190, jump: 120)

Demonic Blood
Max Level 1: +20 will, +20 Charisma and they is maximum chance that you will not get knocked back. Yes, you will get the 4th job power stance of Adventurer Warrior instantly at the beginner level.

Demon Slayer First Job Skills

Skills Demon Slash
With every hit, the slash deals more damage to the enemy and with the 4th hit, it does more damage than any other Demon Slayer skill using force. The Demon Slash is upgraded automatically when you complete 2nd and 3rd job.

  • 1st and 2nd Attack: Deals damage up to 6 enemies (100% Damage)
  • 3rd Attack: Deals damage up to 6 enemies (90% damage and two attacks)
  • 4th Attack: Deals damage up to 6 enemies (damage 90% and three attacks)

Devil Scythe
You need Demon Slash 1 for this job. You need to summon demon’s sickle to attack a number of enemies at the same time. You can hold skill’s key to deal damage up to 8 monsters and deal 85% damage 3 times. Costs you 3 force and 15 HP.

Demon Booster
You need demon slash level 5 for this skill. It will boost your attack speed by +2.

Dark Agility
Demon Slash level 1 is required for this skill. It will increase your accuracy (+200), speed (+25) and jump (+20) permanently. These attributes will help you move quickly through different spots.

HP Increase
Your maximum HP is increased (+20%). The skill is useful specially during boss fights.

Skill Build for this job should be:

  • +1 Demon Slash
  • +1 Devil Scythe
  • Max Demon Slash
  • +6 Demon Booster
  • Max Dark Agility
  • Max Devil Scythe
  • +9 Demon Booster
  • Max HP Increase

Go to next page for Skill Builds and Tips on the rest of the job skills.

Demon Slayer 2nd Job Skills

Demon Slash First Reinforcement
Demon Slash Damage is increased permanently (+40%). The skill will be automatically added when you advance to the 2nd job. It is recommended that you max up your Demon Slash skill in the first job skill table to get maximum advantage.

Weapon Mastery
Boosts your master (+50) and Accuracy (+120) to reduce the gap between maximum and minimum damage your hero deals. The stats are for one-handed blunt weapon or the axe.

Your critical rate (+25%) and damage (+25%) is increased permanently. This will enable you to take out enemies fast as critical hit chance is increased.

Soul Eater
It’s like a black hole which can pull the enemies in front of you and deal the damage. Costs you 45 HP and 6 Force and has 4 attacks.

Dark Thrust
A rush towards the enemies can damage up to 8 enemies 3 times during the run. Will cost you 10 force. At level 1, this skill allows you to travel through the map quickly.

Demon Trace
You can find enemies around you and attack them. There is also a chance (90%) that you will stun the enemy for three seconds. It will cost you 18 force and you can attack up to 6 enemies. You can use this skill effectively against the hackers as you get near them instantaneously.

Dark Revenge
You will return the damage back to the enemy and there is a 90% chance  that you will paralyze the enemy for 5 seconds. It will cost 150 HP and the duration is if 180 seconds.

Physical Training
Your strength (+30) and dexterity (+30) is improved.

Skill Build for this job should be:

  • +1 Dark Thrust
  • Max Weapon Mastery
  • Max Outrage
  • Max Soul Eater
  • Max Dark Revenge
  • Max Dark Thrust
  • +10 Demon Trace
  • Max Physical Training

Demon Slayer 3rd Job Skills

Demon Slash Second Reinforcement
Demon Slash damage is increased (80%). Requires level 1 Demon Slash first reinforcement.

Max Force
You will Slash Forward and there is a 75% chance that you will absorb 10 force every 4 seconds.

Dark Judgement
You can attack multiple enemies from both ends. It will cost you 300 HP and 20 Force. You can attack up to 10 enemies.

Death Draw
You can drag majority of enemies (up to 10 and has 18 attacks) to deal damage (190%) and there is a 90% chance to stun the enemy for 5 seconds.

Bloody Raven
You can summon a group of red ravens who will attack the enemies and then you can restore some of your HP (40%) too. Will cost you 25 Force and you will get 4 attacks. The cool-down is 10 seconds.

Dark Endurance
For 180 seconds, defense (+100%), resistance (+80%), elemental resistance (+80%) is increased.

Demonic Breath
You can deal damage up to 10 enemies. The skill costs you 12 Force and 80 HP. You need to hold skill’s key to execute. It will last for 8 seconds and each second can cause 169% damage.

Evil Touch
Damage (15%) and critical hit rate (15%) is increased. Monster’s status effect should be active for this effect/

Attack speed is increased by 1 and you get a 25% boost in the damage.

Force Guard
You get 30% chance to guard when hit. If the guarding goes successful, you will recover 5 force.

Skill Build for this job should be:

  • +1 Death Draw
  • Max MAX Force
  • Max Concentration
  • Max Demonic Breath
  • Max Evil Touch
  • Max Force Guard
  • MAX Bloody Raven
  • Max Dark Endurance
  • +4 Dark Judgement

Demon Slayer 4th Job Skills

Demon Explosion
You will float in the air and deal damage (400%) to 10 enemies. The explosion will result in more damage (355%). It will cost your 600 HP and 80 Force.

Demon Impact
Impacts multiple enemies for lethal damage (400%) and when you fighting a boss you will 100% critical rate boost. You will also ignore 50% of its DEF and the final damage is increased by 30%.

Vampiric Touch
For 180 seconds, the damage will be healed as HP (not more 3% of the MaxHP per hit). It costs you 50 force.

Devil Cry
15 enemies can deal 210% damage in 15 seconds duration. Enemy’s defense (15%) and accuracy (20%) is decreased. Your EXP (20%) and item drop chance is increased.

Maple Warrior
For 900 seconds, all the stats of the party members is increased by 15%.

For 180 seconds, your damage (35%) and MaxHP (20%) is increased. Additionally, multiple enemies receive damage.

Dark Bind
Up to 15 enemies can deal damage through this attack. The duration is 20 seconds and the cool-down is 120 seconds. It also ignores 30% of the enemy’s DEF permanently.

Infinity Force
You can use skills without your force being consumed for 30 seconds. Will cost you 120 Force. The cool-down is 300 seconds.

Advanced Weapon Mastery
With one-handed mace or axe, Mastery (70%), Physical Damage (30%) and the minimum critical damage (30%) is increased.

Hard Skin
Enemy damage is reduced by 20% permanently.

Skill Build for this job should be:

  • Max Weapon Mastery
  • Max Dark Bind
  • Max Demon Explosion
  • Max Devil Cry
  • Max Maple Warrior
  • Max Metamorphosis
  • Max Demon Impact
  • Max Vampiric Touch
  • Max Hard Skin
  • Max Infinity Force

Don’t agree with us ? share your own skill builds to complete these jobs in the comments below!

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