V is an update following Heroes of Maple which will introduce the 5th Job Advancement.
- V Pre-Update Events
1st: 5th Job Advancement
- 5th Job released
- V Matrix system introduced
- New Equipment System <Arcane Symbol>
- Arcane River 1st area: Vanisning Journey. The Arcane River is suitable for level 200+ players who have completed the 5th job advancements, maps in this area have different mechanics than regular maps.
- Growth/Battle System Reorganization
- EXP required to level up lowered for all characters at certain levels, up to Level 200
- Stats reorganized.
- Weapon DEF renamed as DEF. Magic DEF has been removed. All stats related to Magic DEF has been changed to DEF.
- Min Crit % and Max Crit % merged as Crit Dmg %
- Status Resist revamped. Changed from % chance of preventing status to duration of status reduced by a certain percentage.
- Hit Rate, Accuracy and Avoidability has been removed. Hit Rate is now affected by difference between the Character's level and the mob's level.
- Maximum damage cap removed
- Bind skills revamp. All monsters, including bosses such as Crimson Queen, can now be affected by Bind. Base Bind duration is reduced for bind skills, but bind duration can increase up to 100% based on damaged dealt to target. For example, Luminous' Armageddon was reduced from 20s to 10s, but bind duration could scale up to 20s with increased damage dealt to target.
- UI reorganization
2nd: Chew Chew Island
- Arcane River's second area 'Chew Chew Island' open
- Chew Chew Island's special 'Field Hunting'
- V Matrix Maker Mode open
- Chew Chew Island Arcane Symbol released
- Arcane Symbol maximum growth level raised
- Arcane River's tertiary area 'Lachelein' open
- New BOSS 'Lucid' open
- Level 200 Arcane Umbra equipment are added
- New party quest 'Hungry Muto' are added
- MapleSEA splitted the update into 5 Parts, including Part 3, as the Class Release of Blaster.
- GMS splitted into 4 parts: Part 1 was called "V: Limitless" and featured UI overhaul, damage cap removal, Auction House and skill rebalancing; Part 2, "V: 5th Job" introduced the 5th job advancement, Vanishing Journey and Chu Chu Island; Part 3, "V: Lucid" featured Lachelein, Lucid and Arcane Umbra lv200 equips; and part 4, "V: Champions", celebrated the Lunar New Year, Mardi Gras and Valentines day.
- Orange Mushroom's Blog High Five!
- Orange Mushroom's Blog MapleStory V: 5th Job!
- Orange Mushroom's Blog MapleStory V: Chew Chew Island!
- Orange Mushroom's Blog MapleStory V: Lucid!
Mark of Honor (July)
V (June) Beyond (December)
Mainly based on Korean MapleStory timeline and title