Maple Story Bowman Guide – Bowman Training Guide

A Bowman is the ranged class in MapleStory. They use bows and crossbows to deliver high amounts of damage to their enemies.

The Bowman’s main stat is Dexterity which provides him with very high accuracy. This will allow them to be the only class to hunt monsters that are a much higher level than themselves.

The Bowman character class gets a very unique skill which allows them to knock their enemies back which will allow the Bowman to stay at range and unleash his fury on them.

Bowman is a low populated class, meaning there are not many of them on most servers compared to other MapleStory character classes.

The downfall to a Bowman is that they take a while to train and level until you reach the 3rd Job Advancement.

As a Bowman, your damage will be very inconsistent while leveling until you get some of the higher end class skills.

While a Bowman is one of the most unique classes to play, their full potential will not be shown until they reach the higher levels in MapleStory.

This is how you can advance as a Bowman character class:

Beginner > Archer > Hunter (with more job advancements)

Beginner > Archer > Crossbow Man (with more job advancements)

If you are tired of playing with the other Maple Story characters such as Thief, you may want to have a change of character class and try your hand at being a Bowman!

Our MapleStory Bowman training guide has all the details for training your Bowman character.

Guild Wars 2 Thief Guide Gameplay

A thief relies mostly on dagger play in order to deal melee damage, but he is also effective at doing range damage, being capable to use the pistol’s high fire power which seriously affects his enemies.

Various skills and good strength define this class, which is an Adventurer profession suitable for quality strategic movements.

One of the most powerful skills of a Thief is Stealth. By using Stealth, a Thief can quickly become invisible, which allows him to strike its enemies from the shadow or even flee if the battle doesn’t work out in his favor. The opponents in PvP arena won’t be able to see a Thief which is in stealth mode, and neither will do the creatures in PvE (Player vs Environment).

Allies will be able to see him though, as an outline.

Another special skill of the Thief is “Shadow Step”. This one allows the hero to teleport to a remote location, far away from the danger. Teleporting through a blocking area, such as a gate, is not possible though.

As for the normal skills a Thief possesses, they are the Steal and Dual-Weapon wield. Steal allows you to subtract your opponents weapons and powers during the battle, meaning that you basically gain his advantages.

For example, if you manage to steal from a moa bird, the Thief will gain it’s feathers which can be thrown at your enemy in order to temporarily blind him. Steal can be used at the same time with Stealth, but it can’t be used often in a set amount of time.

The Dual-Wield Skills allows your character to benefit from a powerful weapon combination. When a Thief combines his main hand and off-hand weapons, it results in a spectacular Dual-Wield capability.

For instance, a Thief holding two daggers will gain the Leaping Death Blossom skill, whether the same one wielding a dagger/pistol combo will receive the Shadow Shot power, which allows him to teleport to the selected target.

Thieves don’t need a certain timer to recharge their power attacks, they rely instead on a resource named initative. This regenerates over time, allowing the thief to be responsive in combat and stay flexible at the same time. Note that weapon skills do cost initative points but recharge instantly, meaning that the Thief can use them when back-to-back to an opponent. This allows them to unleash powerful and rapid attacks on their foes.

You should know by now that Thieves are masters of trickery and disguise, and such a class can only bring you benefits. Keep this Guild Wars 2 Thief Guide close for future reference and report to it whenever you need more information.

Big Charms Comes With Big, Charming Bonuses in Diablo 2 – Your Guide to Gheeds

Gheed is the obsequious traveling merchant who takes shelter behind the safe walls of the Rogue Encampment in Act 1. He sells armors and weapons and also offers your characters the chance to Gamble for better equipment.

In honor of Gheed, we have Gheed’s Fortune, a unique Large Charm much desired by Diablo 2 players.

As a unique Large Charm, you may only carry one in your backpack at any one time.

The Stats

Required Level: 62

80-160% Extra Gold From Monsters

Reduces All Vendor Prices 10-15%

20-40% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

80-160% Extra Gold From Monsters

Gold is used primarily to maintain your weapons and armor, and also for Gambling. Some weapons and armor require an exorbitant amount of gold to repair at the blacksmith, and this is where this nice mod comes into play. With a Gheed’s fortune in your inventory, you will find less difficult to maintain enough gold for fixing your equipment, and for those who are Gambling addicts, this mod is a godsend.

Reduces All Vendor Prices 10-15%

This mod is very attractive to those players who like to spend their gold on Gambling for better equipment.

Players can gamble for better equipment by visiting the merchant in the headquarters for a particular Act. In Act 1, this would be Gheed.

What then happens is that when you select the Gambling option, you will have the opportunity to buy a few choices of items from the merchant. Once you have done so, it goes into your inventory and is immediately identified. There is chance that the item you have bought is a normal Magical item (89.85%), a Rare Item (10%), a Set item (0.10%) or a Unique item (0.05%).

Gheed’s fortune is attractive to players who like to gamble because not only do you get more gold from killing (as explained above), but the items available on the Gambling window are cheaper as well, meaning that you get more bang for your buck!

20-40% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Diablo 2 is all about getting the best items for your character. With the right items, your character becomes tougher to kill, is able to deal more damage, and just generally becomes more of a bad-ass.

An MF  (Magic Find) Run in a Diablo 2 game is where players equip their characters with items that offers the mod %Better chance of Getting Magic Items, where a higher % is better in terms of increasing the chances of getting better item drops from unique monsters, but while still being able to dish out decent damage.

Gheed’s Fortune is a fantastic addition when you eventually decide to do your MF Run, especially if you get a near perfect or perfect Gheed (where near perfect would be around 35-40% MF).

Summary:

Gheed’s Fortune is a unique charm highly valued by players who enjoy Gambling (almost all players) and players who enjoy getting better gear by doing MF Runs (all players). The only bad thing that could be said about Gheed’s Fortune is the fact that your character hasn’t found it yet!