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A bowman is one of the five class archetype that other jobs in MapleStory draw from. They wield bows and crossbows and use long-range attacks and are capable dealing splash damage.

Their strength in long-range combat allows them to defeat creatures much stronger than them earlier than other classes with their ability to effectively stave off foes no matter their size. However, they are one of the classes that have the lowest health points (HP).

Like the rest of the Explorers, Bowmen have the unique opportunity of choosing a further specification within their job advancement once they reach level 30.

Skill and Job Advancement Table
1-10 10-30 30-60 60-100 100-250
Novice 1st Job 2nd Job 3rd Job 4th Job
Beginner Archer Hunter Ranger Bowmaster
Crossbowman Sniper Marksman

Job Advancements

1st Job

When the player reaches level 10 as a Beginner, aspiring Bowmen can go to the Bowman Instructional School in Henesys and talk to Athena Pierce, who will advance the player to an Archer. The player will be given an HP and MP boost, as well as a basic bowman weapon.

2nd Job

Once an Archer reaches level 30, he/she can return to the Bowman Instructional School and talk to Athena Pierce. She will give the player a choice between Hunter or Crossbowman and will allow the player into another map with the task to collect 30 Dark Marbles from the Stone Golems inside. Once the Dark Marbles have been obtained, return to Athena Pierce to advance to either a Hunter or Crossbowman, depending on the player's choice.

3rd Job

Upon reaching level 60, the player will receive a lightbulb on the side from Athena Pierce. After speaking to her, the player must head to the Chief's Residence in El Nath and speak with Rene. She will send the player off to defeat Athena Pierce's Clone, where the player will need to go to Ice Valley II.

Once the player reaches Ice Valley II, they will need to talk to Jeff, who will send the player to Sharp Cliff I. Enter the middle portal on the bottom (indicated by a stone) to access Holy Ground at the Snowfield and click on the Holy Stone at the bottom of the map, which will send the player to another dimension. Once there, walk to the right portal to enter the Dimensional World, and defeat Athena Pierce's Clone inside to collect the Black Charm. Return to Rene with the quest item in hand for a new job title and a new set of skills.

4th Job

After reaching level 100, the player will receive a lightbulb on the side from Rene. After speaking to her, the player must head to Leafre and venture to the Forest of the Priest (which can be accessed by walking to Valley of the Antelope 1 and entering the portal on the top right (indicated by a wooden face-like structure) to meet Legor. He will give the player the task to kill one Manon, Herald of Heroes and one Griffey Herald of Heroes to obtain Heroic Pentagon and Heroic Star, respectively. Return to Legor and then speak to him again to advance.


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Job and Skills

Class Beginner Novice Skill Macro Test Manager Skill Macro Test Operator Skill Banner of Plenty Guild Skills Skill Monster Riding Miscellaneous Skills


Class Warrior Warrior Class Magician Magician Class Bowman Bowman Class Pathfinder Pathfinder Class Thief Thief Class Dual Blade Dual Blade
Class Pirate Pirate Class Cannoneer Cannoneer Class Dragon Warrior Zen Class Jett Jett

Cygnus Knights

Class Warrior Dawn Warrior Class Magician Blaze Wizard Class Bowman Wind Archer Class Thief Night Walker Class Pirate Thunder Breaker
Class Mihile Mihile


Class Aran Aran Class Evan Evan Class Mercedes Mercedes Class Phantom Phantom Class Luminous Luminous Class Shade Shade


Class Blaster Blaster Class Battle Mage Battle Mage Class Wild Hunter Wild Hunter Class Mechanic Mechanic Class Demon Slayer Demon Class Xenon Xenon


Class Kaiser Kaiser Class Cadena Cadena Class Angelic Angelic Buster


Class Hayato Hayato Class Kanna Kanna

Child of God

Class Zero Zero


Skill Pink Powerhouse Pink Bean

Beast Tamer

Class Beast Tamer Chase


Class Kinesis Kinesis


Class Illium Illium Class Ark Ark

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