Shades are fine for people who wish to get down and get their hands dirty fisticuffs fashion without having to stop every few minutes to Maple Mobile Mesos.
Phantom's would be the jack-of-all-trades course for individuals who demand variety in their attacks. Steal I/L Archmage abilities. Want more DPS? Swipe skills from Bowmen. Hit up a warrior to get some of their blade swashbuckling skills. Wish to play party support? . .)
Speaking of which, It would be sacrilegious if I did not say Bishops. The clergyman magic branch isn't a OHKO course by way, but rather it's better suited to the thinking person as opposed to a drag & drop button masher.
Rather than relying on pure harm output, Bishops concentrate on total battlefield control, damage mitigation, reading competitions attacks, and preparing counter defenses required to their team's buy Maple M Mesos. The Exp+ enthusiast with self hyper passives are also a nice little perk of this trade.
The Better MapleStory what has been implemented so far part II.Overall, I'd say I am happy with what's shifted up to now. But, there are still a couple things bottle necking the PaytoWin facet that's still left .
We need more options to save and/or regain slots when scrolling our gear. I am am very thankful for the 2 we get per month in the reward store, but realistically it is not enough when we have 100s of slots to scroll. At the moment, bots appear to run a monopoly on clean slates in game and offer them for 30m MapleStoryM mesos a piece. I would love to find that the limitation in the reward store upped to 5 or so a month, or possess clean slates drop a great deal more often (perhaps from zak, hilla, etc) to put them down to 5-10m a bit.