Legendary Samurai: Hayato Guide

Hayato

Hayato is a legendary samurai during Sengoku era. His fighting style is Battojutsu (抜刀術, art of sword drawing). In MapleStory, this class was built for combining skills together (i.e. combo) with blazing fast speed. Hayato is a warrior class who uses a Katana, with a Kodachi as his sub-weapon. Hayato is time-limited class to be released in GMS in March 13th, 2013.

General Information

  • Primary Weapon: Katana (2-Handed)
  • Secondary Weapon: Wakizashi
  • Class: Warrior
  • Primary Stat: STR
  • Linked Skill: +10 all stats, +5 weapon/magic attack.
  • Character Card: +2/4/6/8% Minimum Critical Damage

The guide is updated with GMS official translation. Please let me know if there is any mistake.

Unique Beginner Skills

Beginner Skills

Master of Blades

Master Level: 1 Type: Passive

Permanently increases Speed +20, Jump +10, Avoidability +20%, Katana Mastery +60%, Willpower +30

    Keen Edge

    Master Level: 2 Type: Passive

    [Link Skill] Increase all stats by 10 and weapon/magic attack by 5.

      Summer Rain

      Master Level: 1 Type: Active

      MP Cost: 50, Damage 500%, Max Enemies Hit: 15, Number of Attacks: 6, +15% Continuous damage for 120 secs, Cooldown 600 sec.

        Shimada Heart

        Master Level: 1 Type: Passive

        Increases your damage by +0.5% for every 100 Weapon DEF you have.

          There is no SP needed for beginner skills.

          1st Job Advancement

          1st Job Skills

          Sanrenzan

          Master Level: 20 Type: Active

          Unleashes three measured strikes to slash up to four enemies.

          • Level 20: MP Cost: 11
            1st Hit - Damage: 70%, Max Enemies Hit: 4
            2nd Hit - Damage: 80%, Max Enemies Hit: 4, Number of Attacks: 2
            3rd Hit - Damage: 100%, Max Enemies Hit: 4, Number of Attacks: 3
          Battoujutsu Stance

          Master Level: 20 Type: Supportive

          Hayato goes into a sheathed stance perfect for defensive strikes. It is an On-Off Skill which activates and deactivates certain effect.

          • Level 20: MP Cost: 1 per second. During Battoujutsu Stance, Critical Rate Increase: 25%, Attack Speed Increases, and Chance to Stun: 20% for 4 sec.
          Surging Blade

          Master Level: 15 Type: Active

          One of the basic techniques of Battoujutsu. Dashes through enemies with an upward swing of the blade. Can be used four times in a row with no delay.

          • Level 15: MP Cost: 10, Damage: 100%, Max Enemies Hit: 4, Dashes forward.
          Center Ki

          Master Level: 20 Type: Passive

          Controls the flow of energy within the body to increase physical traits.

          • Level 20: Permanently increase STR by 30 and DEX by 30
          • Level 10: Sanrenzan +1, Surging Blade +1, Battoujutsu Stance +3
          • max Battoujutsu Stance
          • max Sanrenzan
          • max Center Ki
          • max Surging Blade

          Summary: Everything is maxed.

          2nd Job Advancement

          2nd Job Skills

          Jin Sanrenzan

          Master Level: 20 Type: Active Require: Maxed Sanrenzan

          A more challenging triple slash hits up to 5 enemies. Press the skill key to strike continuously.

          • Level 20: MP Cost: 18
            1st Hit - Damage: 100%, Max Enemies Hit: 5, Number of Attacks: 2
            2nd Hit - Damage: 120%, Max Enemies Hit: 5, Number of Attacks: 2
            3rd Hit - Damage: 140%, Max Enemies Hit: 5
          Shouryuusen

          Master Level: 15 Type: Active

          Hurls a mighty whirlwind forward to toss enemies into the sky. Chapter one of the Battoujutsu technique.

          • Level 15: MP Cost: 24, Damage: 100%, Max Enemies Hit: 6, Number of Attacks: 5, Lifts enemies into air.
          Dankuusen

          Master Level: 15 Type: Active Require: Lv 1 Shouryuusen

          Flashes through multiple enemies with deadly precision. Use directly after Shouryuusen to auto-target enemies in the air.
          Required Skill :

          • Level 15: MP Cost: 12, Max Enemies Hit: 6, Damage: 170%, Number of Attacks: 4, moves forward. Combine with Shouryuusen for additional 20% damage and 100% Critical
          Vapor Blade

          Master Level: 5 Type: Active

          A basic Battoujutsu technique that damages multiple enemies as you fly forward. Your distance will increase with skill level

          • Level 5: MP Cost: 12, Damage: 100%, Max Enemies Hit: 8, Jumps during attack
          Military Might

          Master Level: 20 Type: Passive

          Temporarily increases Max HP, Max MP, Physical Attack Power, Speed, and Jump.

          • Level 20: MP Cost: 120, For 180 sec, Max HP and Max MP: +20%, Physical Attack Power: +15, Speed: +20, Jump: +10
          Katana Booster

          Master Level: 10 Type: Supportive

          Utilize supreme concentration to temporarily increase attack speed by 2 levels.

          • Level 10: MP Cost: 11, Duration: 200 sec
          Unfaltering Blade

          Master Level: 10 Type: Passive

          Your blade has been tempered and maintained with the utmost care.

          • Level 10: Minimum Critical Damage: +25%, Maximum Critical Damage: +25%, Accuracy: +120%

          You are short of 1 SP. It is logical not to max Shouryuusen as it is less important down the road.

          • Level 30: Jin Sanrenzan +1, Shouryuusen +1, Dankuusen +1, Vapor Blade +1
          • Level 31: Katana Booster +3 for increased attack speed.
          • max Military Might for increased attack and speed.
          • max Unfaltering Blade for its critical
          • max Vapor Blade as it only needs 5 SPs
          • max Jin Sanrenzan
          • max Dankuusen
          • max Katana Booster
          • add remaining SPs to Shouryuusen

          Summary: Everything is max except Shouryuusen (14). You should start practicing the combo skill Shouryuusen +Dankuusen

          3rd Job Advancement

          3rd Job Skills

          Fuu Sanrenzan

          Master Level: 20 Type: Active Require: Maxed Jin Sanrenzan

          Unleashes three measured strikes to slash up to four enemies.

          • Level 20: MP Cost: 24
            1st Hit - Damage: 160%, Max Enemies Hit: 6, Number of Attacks: 2
            2nd Hit - Damage: 180%, Max Enemies Hit: 6, Number of Attacks: 2
            3rd Hit - Damage: 200%, Max Enemies Hit: 6, Number of Attacks: 3
          Battoujutsu Soul

          Master Level: 20 Type: Passive Require: Maxed Battoujutsu

          Improves Battoujutsu Stance and damages nearby enemies.

          • Level 20: Battoujutsu Stance: Critical Rate: %, Stun Chance: 40%, Nearby Enemy Damage: 160%. Permanent: Attack Power: +20
          Whirlwind Cut

          Master Level: 20 Type: Active Require: Maxed Dankuusen

          The third Battoujutsu secret technique. Transform into a whirlwind of death as you rush forward. Send enemies flying into the air if you use it right after Shouryuusen

          • Level 20: Active Effect: MP Cost: 33, Max Enemies Hit: 6, Damage: 380%, Number of Attacks: 3, Critical When Combined with Shouryuusen: 100%
            Passive Effect: Shouryuusen, Dankuusen Damage: +50%
          Sweeping Sword

          Master Level: 20 Type: Active

          The fourth Battoujutsu secret technique. Appear behind the enemies and sweep through them, drawing them back to your starting position.

          • Level 20: MP Cost: 31, Max Enemies Hit: 10, Damage: 150%, Number of Attacks: 6
          Tornado Blade

          Master Level: 20 Type: Active

          Turns your blade into a tornado of steel, pushing all enemies around you to one side.

          • Level 20: MP Cost: 32, Max Enemies Hit: 8, Critical Damage: 200%, Number of Attacks: 7, pulls in enemies
            Cooldown: 4 sec
          Willow Dodge

          Master Level: 10 Type: Passive

          Hayato's secret technique. After dodging an attack, gain a chance to get boosted attack damage. Stacks up to 5 times.

          • Level 10: Attack Boost Chance: 60%, Damage: +6%. Damage Boost can be stacked 5 times.
          Warrior's Heart

          Master Level: 10 Type: Passive

          This Battoujutsu technique was once believed to be lost. After dealing a critical hit, get a chance to recover some HP.

          • Level 10: Chance: 30%, HP Recovered: 3%
          Merciless Blade

          Master Level: 10 Type: Passive

          Your attacks leave bleeding wounds, dealing HP damage over time. Bleeding doesn't stack and can't cause the target's HP to go below 1.

          • Level 10: Status Chance: 20%, 150% damage every 1 sec, Duration: 5 sec

           You are short of 6 SPs. Sweeping Sword is your logic choice again as other skills are prerequisites for some 4th job skills.

          • Level 60: Fuu Sanrenzan +1, Whirlwind Cut +1, Sweeping Sword +1, Tornado Blade +1
          • max Battoujutsu Soul
          • max Whirlwind Cut for added damage
          • max Willow Dodge
          • max Warrior’s Heart
          • max Fuu Sanrenzan
          • max Tornado Blade
          • max Merciless Blade
          • add remaining SPs to Sweeping Sword(14)

          Summary: Everything is maxed except Sweeping Sword(14).

          4th Job Advancement

          4th Job Skills

          Rai Sanrenzan

          Master Level: 30 Type: Active Require: maxed Fuu Sanrenzan

          Deal three devastating slashes against up to 4 enemies. Has a chance to deal extra damage.

          • Level 30: MP Cost: 32>br>1st Hit - Damage: 220%, Max Enemies Hit: 6, # of Attacks: 2
            2nd Hit - Damage: 250%, Max Enemies Hit: 6, # of Attacks: 2
            3rd Hit - Damage: 300%, Max Enemies Hit: 6, # of Attacks: 3, Extra Damage Chance: 30%, Extra Damage: 410%
          Shinsoku

          Master Level: 30 (MB) Type: Active

          Focuses your fury and skill to attack a single enemy.

          • Level 30: MP Cost: 28, Damage: 162%, Number of Attacks: 10.
          Falcon Dive

          Master Level: 20 (MB) Type: Active Require: maxed Whirlwind Cut

          Not quite punchy, but close enough. Leap high into the air and dive down katana-first.

          • Level 20: MP Cost: 45, Max Enemies Hit: 8, Damage: 190%, Number of Attacks: 6, Stun Chance: 100%, Stun Duration: 10 sec, Stunned Enemy Damage Taken: +110%.
            Passive Effect: Shouryuusen, Dankuusen, and Whirlwind Cut Damage +100%
          Hitokiri Strike

          Master Level: 30 (MB) Type: Active

          The ultimate in destructive blows. Attacks multiple enemies with a guaranteed critical. Can instant KO enemies, and Hayato's Critical Rate increases for a short period after use.

          • Level 30: MP Cost: 142, Max Enemies Hit: 15, Damage: 455%, Number of Attacks: 8, Guaranteed Critical Attack, Critical Rate Increase: 45% for 40 sec,
            Cooldown 90 Sec
          Iron Skin

          Master Level: 20 (MB) Type: Supportive

          Temporarily increases Abnormal Status Resistance and Elemental Resistances.

          • Level 20: MP Cost: 130, Duration: 180 Sec, Abnormal Status Resistance: +50%, Elemental Resistance: +50%
          Jinsoku

          Master Level: 30 (MB) Type: Passive

          Hayato's secret technique. After successfully avoiding an attack, grants a chance to reduce incoming damage for a time.

          • Level 30: Trigger Chance: 35% after avoiding an attack, Damage Reduction: 45%, Duration: 8 sec. Permanently increases Avoidability by 40%
          Cleaver

          Master Level: 30 (MB) Type: Passive

          Your blows cleave through armor to deal more damage.

          • Level 30: Defense Ignored: 35%, Damage: +30%
          Akatsuki Hero

          Master Level: 30 Type: Supportive

          Increases the stats of all party members.

          • Level 30: MP Cost: 70, All Stats: +15%, Duration: 900 sec
          Akatsuki Blossoms

          Master Level: 5 Type: Active

          Cures all Abnormal Status. The cooldown decreases as the skill level increases.

          • Level 5: MP Cost: 30, Cooldown: 360 sec
          Counterattack

          Master Level: 15 Type: Passive

          A technique passed down from the Battoujutsu masters. Grants a chance to parry an enemy attack and dish out damage in return.

          • Level 15: Counterattack Chance: 20%,
            Counterattack Damage: 195%
          Bloodletter

          Master Level: 10 Type: Passive Require: maxed Merciless Blade

          Increases the bleeding caused by Merciless Blade

          • Level 10: Status Chance: 30%, 170% damage every 1 sec, Duration: 5 sec

          Post Tempest, everything can be maxed for 4th job. The build sequence is depending on the availability of mastery book.

          • Level 100: Rai Sanrenzan +1, Shinsoku +1, Falcon Dive +1, Hitokiri Strike +1
          • Iron Skin +1, Jinsoku +1, Counter Attack +1
          • max Cleaver.  Get the mastery book for this skill during event.
          • max Hitokiri Strike
          • max Rai Sanrenzan
          • max Jinsoku
          • max Falcon Dive
          • max Akatsuki Hero
          • max Akatsuki Blossoms
          • max Bloodletter
          • max Counter Attack
          • max Iron Skin
          • max Shinsoku – Please note that maxed Rai Sanrenzan is better than Shinsoku on 1v1 in term of DPS (Damaga per Second). Shinsoku is fun to use.

          Combos

          Hayato can perform many combos. It is important for you to know the combos and practice them early.

          • Renjinzan x 3. You can use Renjinzan by hold down the key or tap the key quickly. Tap the key may be better for better control. Hayato has the 4th swing that has a large delay.
          • Shouryuusen + Dankuusen. It is your basic combo early and adds damage and critical
          • To be updated

          Hyper Skills

          Hayato has no hyper skills yet.

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