For the classification of Magicians, see Category:Magicians.

Explorer Magician is one of the five class archetype jobs introduced to MapleStory. Explorer Magicians make use of unrivaled magical power to attack foes from a variety of ranges, usually in the interest of backing up comrades and keeping foes from all directions at a safe distance.

Three types of Explorer Magicians exist: Magician (Fire, Poison), Magician (Ice, Lightning), and Bishop.

When the player reaches Level 10 as a Beginner, aspiring Magicians will be sent to the Magic Library in Ellinia to talk to Grendel the Really Old, who will advance the player to a Magician. The player will be given an HP and MP boost, as well as a basic magician weapon.

Upon reaching Level 30, Magicians will be given the choice to advance to a Wizard (Fire, Poison) (eventually becoming Arch Mages (Fire, Poison)), Wizard (Ice, Lightning) (eventually becoming Arch Mages (Ice, Lightning)), or Cleric (eventually becoming Bishops).

Job Branch

A Magician (Fire, Poison) combines the elements of Fire and Poison to apply DoT (damage over time) to their enemies, while gaining additional damage as they maintain multiple sources of DoT.

A Magician (Ice, Lightning) combines the elements of Ice to freeze / slow down enemies and Lightning to shock enemies.

A Bishop uses Holy elemental attacks to heal allies while also specializing in party support, granting various damage and utility boosts to allies.

All 3 Explorer Magicians can choose to wield a Wand or a Staff.

Job Advancement Tree
1-10 10-30 30-60 60-100 100-300
Novice 1st Job 2nd Job 3rd Job 4th Job & above
Beginner Magician Wizard
(Fire, Poison)
(Fire, Poison)
Arch Mage
(Fire, Poison)
(Ice, Lightning)
(Ice, Lightning)
Arch Mage
(Ice, Lightning)
Cleric Priest Bishop

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 Bishop can switch to a Magician (Fire, Poison) or a Magician (Ice, Lightning), but a Bishop cannot switch to a Corsair).
  • 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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Characters and Skills
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


Skill Macro Test.png Game Master Skill Banner of Plenty I.png Guild Skills Skill Monster Riding.png Miscellaneous Skills

  1. 1.0 1.1 Confirmed by the GMS Community Manager.
  2. Also provides the voice(s) of Athena Pierce and Sion.
  3. Also provides the voice(s) of Demon (Male), Neinheart, Carlisle, Dr. Y, Kudan, Regulator, Dutiful Regulator, Regulator Sergeant, Thief (Male), and Baroq.
  4. Also provides the voice(s) of Cygnus, Irena, Aria, Athena Pierce, Female Student (FriendStory), Ghost (FriendStory), and Lepi, Thief (Female), Dual Blade (Female), and Olive.
  5. Also provides the voice(s) of Neinheart, Hawkeye, Shade (Male), Gupi, Baroq, Hiver, Hoodlum, Magnus (FriendStory), Grendel the Really Old (Borderless/Convergence), Black Mage (Borderless/Convergence), Handsome Monk, Warrior (Male), Thief (Male), Dual Blade (Male), and Tess.