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MapleStory Cygnus Returns

Thunder Breakers (Strikers) are Pirates who are christened under Cygnus, blessed by the spirit of lightning and the sea. As Cygnus Knights who study and serve under the direct command of Hawkeye, they use knuckles as their main weapons and can fight at close to fairly long range, using lightning and thunder based techniques which they manipulate using a variety of methods, including most recently, incorporating the shape, nature and influence of the sea.


Thunder Breakers have a specific system that allows them to chain almost all of their techniques together in successive manuevers, reducing their relay and (upon reaching 3rd job), increasing your damage. In addition, they also ignore 5% enemy defense for each Lightning buff accumulated from the Lightning Elemental skill in 1st job; you also gain a stack at a chance while attacking. Initially, you can only gain one Lightning stack, but eventually, with each new Lightning upgrade (Electrified in 1st job, Lightning Boost in 2nd, Lightning Lord in 3rd, and Thunder God in 4th), you can raise the maximum stacks by one for each skill (up to five with these skills).

Upon reaching 3rd job, you obtain a new skill called Gale, which uses up your accumulated stacks and gives you a damage boost, but it has a cooldown. This skill is further upgraded in 4th job with Typhoon. At level 150, you unlock the hyper skill Primal Bolt, which allows you to spam Typhoon without a cooldown or any Lightning buffs, but you gain no damage boost from Lightning buffs (this is made up for since with this skill active, you ignore 9% enemy defense for each stack, and you gain a 25% damage boost. In 4th job, you also gain a new 1v1 skill named Annihilate, which starts out with 2 hits, but gains 1 attack count for each Lightning buff.

Job Advancements

1st Job

At level 10, players have the opportunity to become a Thunder Breaker. They must speak to the Cygnus tactician, Neinheart in Ereve. Afterwards, just speak to Cygnus Chief Knight Hawkeye on the left part of the same map and he will advance you to a Thunder Breaker.

2nd Job

At level 30, Neinheart will contact you via lightbulb. He will tell you to talk to your job instructor at Ereve. Talk to your instructor, who tells you to go to the Second Drill Hall and kill 30 Tigurus of Exam. Afterwards, head back to your instructor and you will receive the second job advancement.
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3rd Job

At level 60, Neinheart will contact you via lightbulb. Accept the quest, and then head to Helios Tower's Library and talk to Wiz the Librarian. He will tell you to enter the door at the top right of the library. Click on the Old Book in there, and then 10 Black Wings Disciples will spawn. Kill them all, and then Hawkeye will appear. He will tell you how impressed he is, and will tell you to head back to Ereve and talk to Neinheart.

4th Job

At level 100, Neinheart will contact you via lightbulb. He will tell you about a Black Wings member hanging around the Grave of a Wrecked Ship. Head there and talk to Wightmare, the new Black Wings General, who will send you to a dream map. Afterwards, you will be sent back to the Grave of a Wrecked Ship. Talk to Hawkeye there, who tells you to report to Neinheart. Neinheart will tell you to report to Cygnus , who is sound asleep. Afterwards, you will be sent to Cygnus's dream, where you see Cygnus staring into a mirror of the future and seeing her corrupted future. She freaks out, and faints as her corrupted future breaks out of the mirror and into Cygnus's dream world. You must then defeat her future self, and then you will be transported back to the real world. Then, you talk to Cygnus and she reveals that the "report" Neinheart requested you bring to her was actually a letter of recommendation for you, and will advance you to 4th job.


Job and Skills

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

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