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Luminous (KR:루미너스) is one of the six heroes who sealed away the Black Mage and like Evan (and Freud before him) is a master Magician. He uses a Shining Rod as his primary weapon and an Orb as his secondary weapon.

Formerly known as "the last of the five heroes", he dealt the final blow to the Black Mage once and for all. However, upon doing so, he became tainted with the Black Mage's dark power and struggles to keep a hold of his dark side.


Luminous confronts the Black Mage

Luminous challenges the Black Mage

Like the other heroes, Luminous was one of the six heroes to seal the Black Mage. He gathered with the other heroes following the activation of the El Nath beacon by Ryude. At the Temple of Time, with instructions from Freud, Luminous and Phantom arrive last and idly wait at the entrance of the temple. Phantom soundly vanishes, but Guwaru, one of the Black Mage's Commanders, appears and challenges Luminous. Before they fight, Magnus, another of the Commanders, arrives and kills Guwaru and absorbs his essence. Luminous attacks Magnus, to no avail, and the Black Mage Commander tells him that he is finished with the Maple World before leaving. As Luminous presses on, he finds Aran struggling with soldiers. She informs him that Freud and Mercedes have already engaged the Black Mage and urges him on while she holds off the Mage's minions.

Upon entering the Black Mage's throne room, Luminous finds the injured Freud, Mercedes, and Demon. Freud speaks to Luminous telepathically and tells him to seal off the Black Mage once and for all. Freud borrows power from the Goddess of Time and freezes time itself so Luminous can perform the sealing spell.

After activating the seals, Freud requests Luminous to fight the Black Mage in order for him to use his full power, in which Freud will use the power of time against him and seal him once and for all. However, when the Black Mage attempts to break free, Luminous is forced to physically clash him. The Black Mage is defeated once and for all, but Luminous is tainted in the process.

Luminous and Lania

Luminous out of control

The darkness you took from me will consume you.

― Black Mage

A hundred years later, Luminous wakes up and finds himself in Ellinia. A girl named Lania found him and brought him into her home, where they lived happily. However, as years pass, the Black Mage's dark power gains control and suddenly annihilates the entire area, fatally injuring Lania in the process.

After gaining control, Luminous realizes what he did and feels that his power of light and darkness is at an imbalance, learning from his dark powers that the Black Mage has begun to unseal. The choice of light and darkness is to be made.

If the player chooses the Light path, he will repair everything to its original position, but must leave Lania because he cannot control his inner darkness. If the player chooses the Dark path, he will leave it as it is, laughs maniacally, and departs to strengthen himself. Choosing only has slight alterations for the 1st Job.

Heroes of Maple

Luminous and Lania in Heroes of Maple

In the second blockbuster, Evan visits him in the forest he lived in. Luminous refused Evan's offer, as he was doubtful about Freud's decision of the heroes being together, adding a clumsy successor to boot, much to Evan's disappointment and Mir being pissed off by his comment. Luminous pointed out on Evan being not as equal as Freud and his carelessness until Lania arrived and convinced Luminous to let them stay with them for a while.

Late at night, Luminous then studied on what Freud left behind, unable to comprehend what it meant. Lania sat by his side, telling him to go with Evan and asking about his relationship with Phantom and his comparison between Evan and Freud.

In the second act, he got into a heated battle with Phantom against some monsters in the ancient temple after Evan, Mir and Mercedes fell into a net trap. As usual, he argued with Phantom on who had taken out the most monsters. When the group fell into a sand trap, under Evan's command he uses his light orb magic to create a shadow, with Phantom to copy his skill to reveal a stairway to escape.

In Act 3, he was called for standby by Evan to support Mercedes and Phantom in their plan to steal the Transcendence Stone located in the museum. He shut down the lights when the other two got the access cards, giving them an opening for them to bypass the visitor area. Unfortunately, the alarm was sounded and they have to fight all the way to the exhibit. Luminous got knocked out for a while due to the stone resonates with the Dark Mage's power residing within him. He tells them not to take the stone as it was dangerous and its true purpose, only to end up in his usual bickering with Phantom over the balance in the Maple World and Phantom's revenge. However, they were defeated by Damien and the stone stolen by the Black Mage Commander.


Black Mage: Origin

In the webtoon, Luminous's role is to teach Evan about principles of magic to prepare for the final stand against the Black Mage. To help Evan understand the principles of magic and how it can be both good and bad, Luminous uses a spell to allow both him and Evan to witness the backstory of the Black Mage. Despite Evan being shaken by the dark truths behind the Black Mage's origins, Luminous assures him that humans themselves have no limits in becoming something greater.

Job Advancements

Once you reach Harmony, the player will turn Level 30 automatically if it hasn't been reached. Talk to Vieren to advance into 2nd job.

Subsequent advancements simply require to reach level 60 for 3rd job and 100 for 4th job and then accepting Vieren's quest.



  • Luminous caught heterochromia from the Black Mage's curse.
    • Luminous is the first class who has heterochromia, followed by Ark.
  • Luminous is the "light" that the Black Mage cast aside, which explains why he became tainted so easily.
  • From the Heroes of Maple, Luminous is shown to have nicknames:
    • From Phantom: "Nerd"
    • From Lania (and later Evan): "Lumi"


  1. Luminous is a being created from the light left behind by the Black Mage.
  2. Announcement on official MapleStory's Twitter page.
  3. Also provides the voice(s) of Mercedes (Female) and Aria.
  4. Announcement on her Twitter page
  5. Also provides the voice(s) of Black Mage, White Mage (MapleStory Black Mage Prologue "Origins"), Freud (Shade cutscene), Damien, Elite Bosses (Black Knight (Hardin), Mad Mage, Rampant Cyborg (Quieg), Vicious Hunter, Bad Brawler), Gelimer (Black Heaven in game), Grendel the Really Old, Melange, Sharen III, and Ergoth.
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Job and Skills (Click on icon for skills)

Class Beginner.png Beginner Skill Link Manager.png Link Skills


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


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


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


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


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


Class Hayato.png Hayato Class Kanna.png Kanna


Class Hoyoung.png Hoyoung Skill Land's Connection.png Lara


Skill Pink Powerhouse.png Pink Bean Pet Mini Yeti.png Yeti

Beast Tamer

Class Beast Tamer.gif Chase

Child of God

Class Zero.png Zero


Class Kinesis.png Kinesis

Wu Shen

Class Mo Xuan.png Mo Xuan


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