MapleStory tier list — DPS & DPM ranking

Picking a class in MapleStory is no small decision—your character’s class will determine how you play for the next hundred hours. There are 48 different classes in MapleStory, each with its own skills, strengths, and weaknesses. And to make matters worse, no two are created equal; some are just better than others. Choosing the wrong class at the start of your adventure means potentially dozens of hours of painful mobbing and farming.

So, don’t make a class choice you’re going to regret! Below, you’ll find our MapleStory tier list, which conveniently ranks all the classes in MapleStory by their damage output.

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The full MapleStory tier list (by DPS/DPM)

This MapleStory Tier List ranks the classes by their theoretical damage output. The higher up they are on the list, the more hurt you can expect to lay down.

CharacterClassRankTierDPSDPM
Fire Poison Mage1S+548.0532,883.08
Blaster2S+542.0332,521.64
Adele3S+540.0832,404.69
Cadena4S+535.6432,138.18
Hoyoung5S495.6929,741.21
Evan6S492.1529,528.74
Kinesis7S492.1429,528.30
Hero8S491.7629,505.48
Demon Slayer9A480.2328,813.77
Dawn Warrior10A475.4128,524.52
Kanna11A471.1228,267.15
Thunder Breaker12A465.1427,908.53
Illium13A463.9427,836.38
Aran14A460.3627,621.66
Zero15A460.1527,609.03
Ark16A459.3427,560.20
Angelic Buster17A458.3627,501.33
Night Walker18A456.1527,369.08
Hayato19A453.9427,236.47
Shadower20A450.1627,009.72
Battle Mage21B437.3526,240.87
Ice Lightning Mage22B436.1826,171.09
Mechanic23B422.7125,362.40
Pathfinder24B420.725,241.82
Buccaneer25B415.6524,938.83
Jett26B414.0824,845.08
Luminous27B411.124,665.99
Dark Knight28B409.0424,542.47
Lara29B408.77*24,526,37*
Kaiser30B407.7724,466.27
Marksman31B407.0824,425.07
Xenon32B402.9824,178.82
Phantom33B401.0524,062.87
Night Lord34B400.0824,004.89
Kain35B394.4623,667.40
Beast Tamer36C382.0822,924.61
Cannoneer37C378.2222,693.24
Corsair38C377.8222,669.10
Shade39C373.0522,383.20
Mihile40C369.5522,172.74
Dual Blade41C369.4922,169.35
Mercedes42C357.2121,432.45
Wind Archer43C355.2421,314.21
Blaze Wizard44C353.6821,220.86
Bow Master45C351.3921,083.23
Wild Hunter46D329.4419,766.29
Bishop47D329.3619,761.80
Paladin48D328.8319,729.67
Demon Avenger49D323.9119,434.84

Keep in mind that these damage figures are calculated based on ideal conditions. It is an overview of how much damage each class, in theory, can dish out against a single target. It also doesn’t account for a class’ utility or any useful buffs they provide.

We’re fully aware that by ranking classes by their damage potential, we’re ignoring a lot of the nuance and depth of MapleStory’s combat system. We’ve done the best support classes dirty by basing their value on their ability to dish out the pain. But a character that deals a ton of damage guarantees a consistently good time, whether solo or in a party.

That’s the latest MapleStory tier list. You can use it whether you’re looking to smash your foes with a high-tier hero or want a low-tier class for the challenge.

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Staff Writer