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This article contains information no longer in-game, and are thus historical records of MapleStory.


Zen was a special branch of the Explorer Pirate class, much like Cannoneer. It served as the equivalent to Jett, sharing many of the same skills but with a Martial Arts theme, as opposed to Jett's Alien Bounty Hunter theme. Zen used a Gun as a primary weapon and a Martial Fist as a secondary weapon.

Zen was available in ChinaMS, TaiwanMS, and MapleSEA. As of MSEA V199, CMS V176 and TMS V230, Zen character creation was disabled due to development restrictions, and this job has become the only job without a 4th V Skill. On February 24, 2021, Zen characters were converted to the new job Mo Xuan in CMS V178 and TMS V232 and allowing them to convert their primary weapons and secondary weapons to Mo Xuan's. MapleSEA did not follow this, instead urging Zen characters to Job Transfer to other Explorer Pirate classes; Zen characters that did not job transfer were permanently deleted as of April 6, 2021.

Story

Zen is the son of Zhi Zun, Commander of the Hong Wu Troupe. Zhi Zun was responsible for protecting the Emperor with his expertise in martial arts. Zen would train very hard, hoping that one day he would be as powerful as his father. One day, Zhi Zun sent his capable assistant, Suha, to train his son.

After a long period of training, Zen returned home thinking that his skills had improved significantly. However, he could not find any signs of Suha or his father at home. At that instant moment of his panic, Suha returned with serious injuries. Suha did not tell Zen what had happened, but asked him to run away immediately. Zen, worried about his father, rushed out and started searching for him. Zen discovered that the Palace was in total chaos. Suddenly, he heard sounds of a huge fight in the distance, and ran toward the source, thinking that his father would be there.

Upon reaching the scene of combat, Zen saw his father fighting a figure that resembled the Emperor, who appeared to be controlled by an unknown dark force. After an exchange of blows, the Emperor realized that Zhi Zun was too powerful. At that very moment, he saw Zen running into the battle. Thinking that Zen was a better target, the Emperor targeted him instead. Seeing that his son's life was in danger, Zhi Zun used himself to shield Zen from the Emperor's attack. The Emperor's attack injured Zhi Zun severely, and Zhi Zun could not continue with the battle. Realizing that his son was in grave danger, Zhi Zun ordered Suha to escape with Zen. Knowing that Zen was unwilling to leave without his father, Suha lied to Zen and told him that Zhi Zun would join them later. It was upon hearing this that Zen agreed to leave. As they reached the boat, Suha confessed to Zen that Zhi Zun had died during the fight, and that he asked her to give a chest to Zen. The chest contained a special treasure that granted Zen the power needed to exact revenge, and that it was now his responsibility to keep it safe.

As the boat sailed away, they encountered a horrible storm in the sea and the boat almost sunk. Luckily, they ran into Kyrin, who rescued both Zen and Suha. Surviving the fate of death on the sea, Zen began his journey to avenge his father's death.

Gallery

Character

Skill Icons

The following skill icons will include Zen's skill and Jett's equivalent below (if applicable).

Martial Fists

The following Martial Fist icons will include Zen's Martial Fist and Jett's equivalent below (if applicable).

Emblems

Trivia

  • Jett was a completely identical class to this, as both of their entire skills' functions were identical. The only difference was the aesthetics, a few of the skills' sprite frames, Jett's link skill, and the story.
  • All Zen-related content has been removed over the years in ChinaMS, TaiwanMS, and/or MapleSEA, including the following:
Characters and Skills
Class
Job and Skills (Click on icon for skills)
Beginner

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

Explorers
Warrior

Class Warrior.png Hero Class Warrior.png Paladin Class Warrior.png Dark Knight

Magician

Class Magician.png Magician (Fire, Poison) Class Magician.png Magician (Ice, Lightning) Class Magician.png Bishop

Bowman

Class Bowman.png Bowmaster Class Bowman.png Marksman

Special

Class Pathfinder.png Pathfinder

Thief

Class Thief.png Night Lord Class Thief.png Shadower

Special

Class Dual Blade.png Dual Blade

Pirate

Class Pirate.png Buccaneer Class Pirate.png Corsair

Special

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

Special

Class Mihile.png Mihile

Heroes

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

Resistance

Class Blaster.png Blaster Class Battle Mage.png Battle Mage Class Wild Hunter.png Wild Hunter Class Mechanic.png Mechanic Class Xenon.png Xenon

Demon

Class Demon Slayer.png Demon Slayer Class Demon Avenger.png Demon Avenger

Nova

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

Flora

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

Sengoku

Class Hayato.png Hayato Class Kanna.png Kanna

Anima

Class Hoyoung.png Hoyoung

Monster

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

Kinesis

Class Kinesis.png Kinesis

Wu Shen

Class Mo Xuan.png Mo Xuan

Miscellaneous

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