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Explorer Warriors are the first Explorer and overall character classification (class) introduced to MapleStory. Explorer Warriors deliver attacks with brutal efficiency and raw strength. Explorer Warriors can wield the widest variety of weapons based on their choice, from swords and axes to spears and polearms.

Three types of Explorer Warriors exist: Hero, Paladin, and Dark Knight. Hero can choose to wield a Sword (One-Handed / Two-Handed) or an Axe (One-Handed / Two-Handed) and focuses on gaining Combo orbs, boosting their damage and allowing for use of special attacks to debuff their enemies. Paladin can choose to wield a Sword (One-Handed / Two-Handed) or an Mace (One-Handed / Two-Handed) and uses Elemental properties to boost their attacks and reduce damage taken from enemies. Dark Knight can choose to wield a Spear or a Polearm and can fight alongside the Evil Eye, a spirit of darkness that supports allies and pushes the Dark Knight's power to its limits.

When the player reaches Level 10 as a Beginner, aspiring Warriors will be sent to the Warriors' Sanctuary in Perion to talk to Dances with Balrog, who will advance the player to a Swordsman. The player will be given an HP and MP boost, as well as a basic warrior weapon.

Upon reaching Level 30, Warriors will be given the choice to advance to Fighters (eventually becoming Heroes), Pages (eventually becoming Paladins), or Spearmen (eventually becoming Dark Knights).

Open Advancement

The Open Advancement system was introduced during Part 1 of the RED update. It allows Explorers to switch jobs in their class by paying a certain amount of mesos, which increases based on your character's level as well as the number of times you have previously used the Open Advancement system; as an alternative, players can use Job Advancement Coins (obtained via special events), which will take priority over the meso cost.

Features and Rules

  • Players must be an Explorer, at least level 101 and have made the 4th job advancement.
  • One can only change jobs once a day.
  • One can only change jobs in their specific class (e.g. a Hero can switch to a Paladin or a Dark Knight, but a Hero cannot switch to a Night Lord).
  • All Skill Points are reset upon switching.
  • Mastery Books used before switching will be reset.
  • V Skills (Skill Nodes and Boost Nodes specific to that class) will be locked and unable to be used, but they will not be removed.
  • After switching classes, a Level 100 weapon box for that class is received.
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Gallery

Class
Job and Skills
Miscellaneous

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

Explorers

Class Warrior.png Hero Class Warrior.png Paladin Class Warrior.png Dark Knight
Class Magician.png Magician (Fire, Poison) Class Magician.png Magician (Ice, Lightning) Class Magician.png Bishop
Class Bowman.png Bowmaster Class Bowman.png Marksman Class Pathfinder.png Pathfinder
Class Thief.png Night Lord Class Thief.png Shadower Class Dual Blade.png Dual Blade
Class Pirate.png Buccaneer Class Pirate.png Corsair Class Cannoneer.png Cannoneer
Class Jett.png Jett

Cygnus Knights

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

Heroes

Class Aran.png Aran Class Evan.png Evan Class Mercedes.png Mercedes Class Phantom.png Phantom Class Luminous.png Luminous Class Shade.png Shade

Resistance

Class Blaster.png Blaster Class Battle Mage.png Battle Mage Class Wild Hunter.png Wild Hunter Class Mechanic.png Mechanic Class Xenon.png Xenon
Class Demon Slayer.png Demon Slayer Class Demon Avenger.png Demon Avenger

Nova

Class Kaiser.png Kaiser Class Angelic.png Angelic Buster Class Cadena.png Cadena Kain

Flora

Class Illium.png Illium Class Ark.png Ark Class Adele.png Adele

Sengoku

Class Hayato.png Hayato Class Kanna.png Kanna

Anima

Class Hoyoung.png Hoyoung

Child of God

Class Zero.png Zero

Monster

Skill Pink Powerhouse.png Pink Bean

Beast Tamer

Class Beast Tamer.gif Chase

Kinesis

Class Kinesis.png Kinesis

Wu Shen

Class Mo Xuan.png Mo Xuan

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