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Friday, November 23, 2012

Luminous Guide

Luminous is the second Magician Hero and the final addition in Legendary Hero class introduced in the second part of the Tempest Update. Luminous was previously known as a Mage of Light before he was corrupted by the Black Mage, transferring his evil powers into him. As of the other heroes bseides Freud, he was frozen by the Black Mage.
First Job
Second Job
Third Job
Fourth Job
Luminous (II)
Luminous (III)
Luminous (IV)


  • 1 Storyline
  • 2 Gameplay
  • 3 Pros/Cons
  • 4 Skills
    • 4.1 Beginner
    • 4.2 1st Job
  • 5 Trivia


The story starts off at the Temple of Time with Luminous making his way towards the Black Mage's chamber. Luminous meets up with Phantom, who calls him out on his tardiness and leaves. Afterwards, you meet Guwaru, one of the commanders of the Black Wings, who tries to destroy you. Before he could, he is killed by Magnus, another commander. Luminous attacks Magnus, all work to no avail. Magnus tells him that he is done with Maple World and leaves.
Luminous reaches Aran, who is injured facing off against the Black Mage's servants. She tells him that Freud and Mercedes are already fighting the Black Mage and that the injury held her up. He reaches the Black Mage's chamber, only to see Freud, Mercedes and the Demon Slayer already bested by the evil mage's powers. Freud tells him that the seals have been set up to capture the Black Mage and requires Luminous to activate it. Freud borrows the power of Rhinne to stop time temporarily for Luminous to activate the seals with no intervention. Luminous successfully activates the seal, but the Black Mage makes his attempt to breach it. Luminous goes and prevents him from doing so, but only to have the Black Mage to transfer his dark essence into the Mage of Light. The battle ends and the Black Mage is sealed. After the fight, Luminous is give one last quote:
'''Don't forget. The darkness inside of you will swallow you up.'''
We see Luminous lying unconscious on Ellinia. He is awakened by a little girl named Lania, who befriends him and spends time with him for years to come. Time passes and Lania has developed into a mature woman. One day, Lania askes Luminous to do some errands and believes the day is nice for a picnic. Luminous agrees to the notion, but before he can say goodbye, dark energy envelops Luminous and culminates into a large-scale explosion, that destroys the environment around and severly harms Lania. ALl of a sudden, he remembers what the Black Mage has told him and realizes that some of his powers was given to Luminous.
Afterwards, the player now have to choose between the path of light and dark. If you choose the light side, Luminous will restore everything he has destroyed and bring Lania back to health. If you choose the dark side, Luminous will leave the area and Lania in order to discover his newfound dark powers.


The Light/Dark gauge.
Luminous can be considered to be one of the more unique classes in Maplestory. Asides from gameplay, Luminous is the first class that incorporates actual voice acting within gameplay (in Maplestory Korea, so far). As explained in his storyline, his storyline is also interactive, changing depending on which side that you take: Light or Dark. Choosing one of the sides will have an impact on his quests and his skills as well.
Upon second job, his gameplay takes a new twist. You are greeted with a gauge that measures the amount of light and dark is present. You will enter into a Light or Dark mode in which your skills respective to their side will be significantly stronger. The only way to get out of Light or Dark mode is to use the skills that responds to your current mode; If you are in Light mode, you use a Light skill and in Dark mode, you use a Dark skill. Apart from the damage increase, you will also enter into a special buff that will be a great asset to the player. Lastly, if you use a certain skill in its respective mode, the amount of hits the skill make is doubled, providing more power. Up to 3rd job, you will have the ability to balance your Light and Dark gauge into a state of Equlibrium, which will greatly increase both Light/Dark skills and Equilibrium skills itself.
Luminous' weapon of choice are double edged magical weapons known as Shining Rods and his secondary weapon are Orbs. Higher level orbs can be bought and sold at various NPC markets.
Luminous's character selection screen.


  • Pros
    • Highest Mana Pool of any Magician.
    • Offers a unique variety of gameplay with the Light/Dark system.
    • Interactive storyline can increase the damage of either your light or dark skills
    • Impressive mobbing capability
    • Meso-friendly with HP potions
    • Near automatic Job Advancement
    • Light side's questline gives a major EXP bonus
  • Cons
    • Using light/dark skills opposite from their element will be weakened
    • Does not have Teleport Mastery unlike the other Magicians
    • Dark side's questline gives less EXP than the Light
    • Does not have a mount
    • Slower attacking speed compared to Evan.



IconSkill NameDescriptionTypeMasteredElementPrerequisites
Blessing of the Sprite.pngBlessing of the FairySkill Point will increase by 1 when the related character reaches above Lv.10.Supportive20x-
Empress's Blessing.pngEmpress's BlessingGrants 1 skill level for every 5 levels your highest level Cygnus character has. Between Blessing of the Fairy and Empress's Blessing, the higher increase is applied.Supportive30x-
Echo of Hero.pngEcho of HeroIncrease weapon attack and magic attack on all players around.Supportive1xMust be a level 200.
Will of the Alliance.pngWill of the AllianceStrong force is released according to the Willpower of the Alliance.Passive1xComplete The Birth of an Alliance.
Sunfire.pngSunfireLight skills deal 50% more damage, recover 1% of HP while the skill is active.Active1xAdvance to 2nd Job.
Eclipse (Skill).pngEclipseDark skills deals 50% more damage, use 0 MP while this skill is active.Passive1xAdvance to 2nd Job.
Equilibrium.pngEquilibriumHas a chance to activate Power Stance. All damage received will be reduced to 1. No cooldown. Increases skill damage output. All light skills will recover 1% of your HP. Uses 0 MP.Passive1xAdvance to 3rd Job.
Inner Light.pngInner LightIncreases Willpower, Insight, and Intelligence. The power of light deflects allDarkness.Passive1x-
Teleport.gifFlash BlinkTransform into light and teleport to a random location on the field.Supportive1x-
Light Wash.pngLight WashThe power of light breaks down enemy DEF, allowing your attacks to penetrate.Passive1x-

1st Job

IconSkill NameDescriptionTypeMasteredLight or Dark?Prerequisites
Dark Affinity.pngDark AffinityPermanently increases dark magic ATT.Passive1xChoose the Dark side of the story.
Light Affinity.pngLight AffinityPermanently increases light magic ATT.Passive1xChoose the Light side of the story.
Standard Magic Guard.pngStandard Magic GuardDamage dealt to you affects your MP instead of your HP. If your MP reaches 0, your HP takes the full amount of damage.Passive10x-
Abyssal Drop.pngAbyssal DropDrops a condensed orb of darkness on multiple enemies in front of you.Active20Dark MagicChoose the Dark side of the story.
Mana Well.pngMana WellIncreases Max MP for a short time.Supportive10x-
Flash Shower.pngFlash ShowerFires a condensed orb of light that penetrates enemies as it flies.Active20Light MagicChoose the Light side of the story.
Light Speed.pngLight SpeedTeleport in the direction you want by becoming a beam of light. You will be invulnerable for a short time after teleporting. Also permanently increasesMovement Speed and Jump.Active5x-