MapleStory Best Inner Ability Guide For All Classes

Last Updated on September 9, 2021 by Samuel Franklin

MapleStory Best Inner Ability Guide For All Classes

The MapleStory inner ability mechanic is an important part of your progression with the best inner ability providing significant damage and utility to your class. Obtaining the ideal roll from this randomised mechanic though can be a long journey to reach legendary but well worth the investment for those wanting to min-max their damage output.

While inner ability in MapleStory won’t offer the boost that a high quality weapon, emblem or secondary potential can it is still an important optimisation step for your account and given it uses a separate game currency entirely (honour) there is no reason not to understand what the best option for your class is and how to get legendary inner ability for your account.

In this MapleStory inner ability guide we’ll cover what the system is, how to unlock it, how to earn honour experience points, how to get legendary and the best inner ability for each MapleStory class. For those that want all the math behind this system I recommend reading this guide in conjunction with the wiki.

For further min-maxing of your MapleStory characters for damage output we also have guides on the best link skills, medals, titles, totems, Legion and how to get the pocket slot.

MapleStory Inner Ability Overview

The inner ability mechanic provides 3 lines of stats that are passively provided to the player and are unique to each of your characters. They are displayed on your characters stat window and can also be re-rolled there which draws from a pool of various stats.

Given some of the available stats on offer the inner ability is a key piece of mid to late game progression for your main character or bossing mules. These powerful stats include the likes of attack speed, boss damage, critical rate, cooldown skip, attack speed, buff duration and passive skills boost. Just like the potential system in MapleStory your inner ability has different ranks that impact how high a particular stat can go.

From weakest to strongest this is rare, epic, unique and legendary which have a different range of possible stat rolls. In order to reroll your inner ability players use honour experience (minimum 100) which changes all the current lines of stats and has a chance of increasing or decreasing your current inner ability rank. To counteract this potential for a rank down players can lock their rank so it will not decrease (or increase). Similarly, players can lock individual stat lines that they do not want to reroll allowing you to preserve an ideal line. Locking significantly increases the cost of rerolling Honour though and can go as high as 18,100 at legendary rank with 2 lines locked.
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MapleStory How To Unlock Inner Ability

MapleStory inner ability is available from level 50 onwards once players accept “The Eye Opener” quest from the light bulb Maple Mailbox on the left of their screen (shown above). Unlocking this as soon as you reach level 50 is often worth it so that you can slowly start rolling with any accumulated honour experience for stat or utility boosts and ultimately tier up to legendary.

It is recommended that players roll up to epic tier after unlocking inner ability and try to obtain some Meso or drop rate boosts for a solid passive benefit while continuing to level up. This is because your other options at this early stage (e.g. flat stat increases) points simply don’t have a significant benefit and you are unlikely to have enough experience points to reroll enough times for higher tier lines yet.
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MapleStory How To Earn Honour Experience Points

Inner ability uses a unique currency of honour experience that is earned for various activities in game that means players will earn the bulk of their experience points passively in MapleStory by:

  • Defeating monsters within your level range and picking up dropped medals
  • Levelling up your character (from level 49 onwards)
  • Defeating MapleStory bosses
  • Purchasing event specific Medal of Honour (usually in event stores)
  • Purchasing Medal of Honours from Dojo and Ursus
  • Claiming Day 6 from the Fairy Bros Daily Gift
  • Finishing Blockbuster story content (such as Heroes of Maple)
  • Finishing Monster Park on Thursdays (or Saturdays at a lower chance)
  • Finishing Pollo and Fritto portals for bounty hunter pouches

For the most part players will earn the bulk of their experience through regular training and bossing. When you are at the late game stage of progression and looking to obtain your best in slot legendary inner ability players can start to focus on the more active methods like event shops which have other more useful rewards for your progression prior to this point.
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MapleStory How To Get Legendary Inner Ability

Your ultimate objective when it comes to MapleStory inner ability is reaching the legendary tier and then pairing that with as many optimal lines for your class as possible. Given the low odds (1% chance from unique) and significant honour experience required to reach this point there are some common recommended methods to save on the investment and time required.
This primary revolves around the use of Miracle Circulators to guarantee high rolls on your second or third lines as even when you have a legendary tier your second and third lines will actually role at rare level 80% of the time, epic 15% of the time and unique 5% of the time. While Miracle Circulators do not change these odds they guarantee that any line rolled will be at the maximum value possible. Miracle Circulators can be obtained from Fairy Bros (Day 18), Cash Shop and events while Reboot players can purchase them for Mesos. Note that MapleStory occasionally does 50% off honour rerolls that should be used where possible although there have been stretches of years between these events. These steps should be followed in exact order:

  1. Use your honour experience (do not lock anything) until you rank up to the unique tier.
  2. Use Miracle Circulators until you get to legendary tier (10% chance from unique).
  3. *Continue to use Miracle Circulators until you get an ideal second or third line that is unique tier. You can tell if you have unique tier by using the information at the bottom of this page. Note that if you roll any of your best inner ability options you should use this.
  4. Lock your MapleStory inner ability tier and the perfect unique line that you have rolled to obtain your best in slot on the first line via Honour experience rerolling.
  5. Any remaining honour experience can be used to try roll something useful on your final line although this will be significantly expensive.

*For the average MapleStory player that doesn’t expect to chase maximum level and defeat the hardest bosses that the game has to offer at this stage you can also opt to perform the following. While these will leave your character slightly weaker and isn’t the perfect min-max approach it’s materially easier to obtain:

  • Only use Miracle Circulators (or just roll with honour experience and locked tier) until you get an ideal top line and then roll the remaining lines with honour experience as you attempt to get anything useful.

maplestory-inner-abilityMapleStory Best Inner Ability For All Classes

The best inner ability is different for each MapleStory class due to the way their damage formula works and the need for specific boosts to maximise damage per second which might rely on this mechanic to reach the attack speed cap. Note that the first line in the below tables is the most important to acquire particularly for attack speed or passive skill level as these are only available on the legendary tier first line. The other lines can be selected based on what you roll using the method described above and for most classes have marginal differences in terms of power. All values shown are the maximum possible for that line.

For example using this inner ability guide table below if you want an Adele inner ability you’ll want to prioritise 20% cooldown skip followed by critical and flat attack. A Kanna inner ability in comparison benefits the most from 20% boss damage but can also benefit from critical or flat magic attack.

Bowman Best Inner Ability Tier List

Class 1st Line Other Lines Other Lines Other Lines
Bowmaster 20% Boss Dmg 20% Critical 21 Attack
Kain +1 Attack Speed 10% Boss Dmg 21 Attack
Marksman 20% Cooldown Skip 10% Boss Dmg 20% Critical 21 Attack
Mercedes 20% Boss Dmg 20% Critical 21 Attack
Pathfinder 20% Boss Dmg 20% Critical 21 Attack
Wild Hunter 20% Boss Dmg 20% Critical 21 Attack
Wind Archer 20% Boss Dmg 20% Critical 21 Attack

Mages Best Inner Ability Tier List

Class 1st Line Other Lines Other Lines Other Lines
Battle Mage +1 Passive Skills 10% Boss Dmg 21 Magic Attack 20% Critical
Beast Tamer 20% Boss Dmg 38% Buff Duration 21 Magic Attack
Bishop +1 Attack Speed 38% Buff Duration 10% Boss Dmg
Blaze Wizard +1 Passive Skills 20% Critical 38% Buff Duration 10% Boss Dmg
Evan +1 Attack Speed 10% Boss Dmg 21 Magic Attack
Fire Poison +1 Attack Speed 38% Buff Duration 20% Critical
Ice Lightning +1 Attack Speed 38% Buff Duration 20% Critical
Illium +1 Attack Speed 10% Boss Dmg 21 Magic Attack 20% Critical
Kanna 20% Boss Dmg 20% Critical 21 Magic Attack
Kinesis 20% Boss Dmg 20% Critical 21 Magic Attack
Luminous +1 Attack Speed 38% Buff Duration 10% Boss Dmg

Pirates Best Inner Ability Tier List

Class 1st Line Other Lines Other Lines Other Lines
Angelic Buster +1 Attack Speed 21 Attack 10% Boss Dmg
Ark +1 Passive Skills 10% Boss Dmg 10% Cooldown Skip 21 Attack
Buccaneer 20% Boss Dmg 21 Attack 20% Critical
Cannoneer +1 Attack Speed 20% Critical 10% Boss Dmg
Corsair 20% Boss Dmg 20% Critical 21 Attack
Jett +1 Attack Speed 21 Attack 10% Boss Dmg
Mechanic +1 Passive Skills 21 Attack 10% Boss Dmg
Shade +1 Attack Speed 20% Critical 10% Boss Dmg
Thunder Breaker 20% Boss Dmg 21 Attack 20% Critical

Thieves Best Inner Ability Tier List

Class 1st Line Other Lines Other Lines Other Lines
Cadena 20% Cooldown Skip 21 Attack 10% Boss Dmg 38% Buff Duration
Dual Blade 20% Boss Dmg 21 Attack 10% Cooldown Skip 38% Buff Duration
Ho Young 20% Boss Dmg 38% Buff Duration 20% Critical
Night Lord 20% Boss Dmg 8% Damage to Inflicted/Debuffed 21 Attack 38% Buff Duration
Night Walker 20% Boss Dmg 20% Critical 21 Attack
Phantom 20% Boss Dmg 38% Buff Duration 21 Attack
Shadower 20% Boss Dmg 21 Attack 38% Buff Duration
Xenon +1 Attack Speed 38% Buff Duration  10% Boss Dmg 20% Critical

Warriors Best Inner Ability Tier List

Class 1st Line Other Lines Other Lines Other Lines
Aran 20% Boss Dmg 20% Critical 8% Damage to Inflicted/Debuffed 21 Attack
Adele 20% Cooldown Skip 20% Critical 21 Attack
Blaster +1 Passive Skills 10% Boss Dmg 21 Attack
Dark Knight +1 Attack Speed 38% Buff Duration 21 Attack
Dawn Warrior 20% Boss Dmg 21 Attack 20% Critical
Demon Avenger  +1 Attack Speed 10% Cooldown Skip 20% Critical
Demon Slayer 20% Boss Dmg 21 Attack 38% Buff Duration 8% Damage to Inflicted/Debuffed
Hayato 20% Boss Dmg 21 Attack 38% Buff Duration
Hero +1 Attack Speed 20% Critical 10% Boss Dmg 21 Attack
Kaiser +1 Attack Speed 38% Buff Duration 20% Critical
Mihile 20% Boss Dmg 21 Attack 8% Damage to Inflicted/Debuffed
Paladin +1 Attack Speed 38% Buff Duration 21 Attack
Zero +1 Attack Speed 21 Attack 20% Critical

 

Written by
Samuel Franklin
Samuel Franklin is the founder and lead editor of the Games Finder team and enjoys video games across all genres and platforms.

Sam has played MapleStory since beta with thousands of Steam hours played and regularly returns to the game for the MMO progression curve, boss challenges and community it offers. His favourite class is his level 226 Night Lord for its fast ranged attacks and solo boss potential who is currently exploring the ends of the Arcane River while building up Legion characters on the Scania server.

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