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Beginner is a character class in MapleStory. All new players who are in the category of Explorer start the game as Beginners on Maple Island. At level 8 or 10 (depends on which job you take), Beginners may make the first job advancement and become either a Warrior, Magician, Bowman, Thief, or a Pirate. The game recommends beginners to make the advancement to a magician at Level 8, and Level 10 for the other first job advancements. Though Beginners are not considered one of the "main" character classes, some people choose to remain as a Beginner past the first, second, or even third job advancements. They do this for a variety of reasons, the main one being that it is a challenge to take a Beginner that far.


Permanent Beginners, also known as perma-beginners, are Beginners who choose not to make a job advancement. They get several perks, including cheaper taxi rides, no EXP-loss upon death, and plenty of respect. However, disadvantages to being a perma-beginner include having less HP and MP (Health and Mana Points), lack of skills, and very limited access to equipment. Their build is similar to that of a Warrior's so they rely mostly on melee weapons, but they will also never hit as high as most warriors. It is hard to level up as a perma-beginner since a majority of quests are job-restricted, and it is harder to take down most monsters than other characters. Nonetheless, plenty of players are proud to be Beginners.


Islanders are a special "class" of beginners, that spend the majority of their lives residing on Maple Island. These characters not only choose not to job advance, but they also choose not to leave the island. As such, it is even harder for these characters to level. Quests are few, and they must rely on seasonal events to gain new equipment and exp. They must also be able to count on their friends to send them equipment, items, and other materials. Monster variety is VERY limited; the highest level monsters they can fight are Pigs and Orange Mushrooms. Most Islanders quit at level 20-ish.

Noblesse (Knight of Cygnus)

Noblesse are special Beginners (child) that are related to a previous character (parent) that has an additional skill call "Blessing of the Sprite" which buff up the character using the power of the sprite that make a character's (child) level rises 10, 1 skill point goes up for the connected character (parent). Noblesse as have special Job classes exclusive for them such as: Dawn Warrior, Blaze Wizard, Wind Archer, Night Walker, and Thunder Breaker also they max out their levels at level 120.

Legendary Heroes

Legendary Heroes are unique that the character's class is that of the chosen Legendary Hero.

Citizen (Resistance)

Citizen is a special beginner class, they were born in Edelstein, and they become a Resistance after making the job advancement.

Job and Skills

Class Beginner Novice Skill Macro Test Manager Skill Macro Test Operator Skill Banner of Plenty I 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 Class Adele Adele


Class Hoyoung Hoyoung

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