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.