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MapleStory's Cygnus Knights

Updated on May 26, 2013

The Cygnus Knights

Here you'll find what you need to do to join the Order of Cygnus Knights, as well as the answers to frequently asked questions, with links to helpful resources for determining your path.

The Order of the Knights of Cygnus are five classes in service to the Empress, who responded to her call to protect the land of Maple. Each of MapleStory's standard classes has been given an elemental version in the Cygnus Knights. They have special skills, their own area called Ereve, special mounts, and Knight specific quests.

Will you walk in Darkness, fight with the power of the Light, wield the power of the Wind, burn with Flame, or strike like Lightning?

The Cygnus Knights Video

Cygnus Knight Quick FAQ:

  • What are the Cygnus Knight jobs, and what are they like?

    Blaze Wizard is a magician, most similar to a Fire/Poison path.

    Dawn Warrior is a warrior, most similar to a Fighter.

    Night Walker is a thief, most similar to an Assassin.

    Thunder Breaker is a pirate, most similar to a Brawler.

    Wind Archer is a Bowman, and wields bows, not crossbows.


  • What's the level cap for Cygnus Knights?

    The level cap for Knights is 120. Skills have been rearranged a bit so that some skills that were acquired by the standard classes in fourth job, the Knight gets in third, and some third job skills in second.


  • How much AP do they get?

    6 AP each level, until level 70, then 5.


  • How do I get to Ereve?

    After the Big Bang update that streamlined Maplestory, to find the boat to Ereve, climb up the tree in the center of Six Crossroads.


  • Are the Cygnus Knight mounts as strong as regular mounts?

    The stats compare to the normal mounts, but Cygnus Knights get theirs earlier, at level 50 for the first one, as opposed to level 70.

  • How do I get a recovery chair for my Cygnus Knight?

    If you missed out getting a recovery chair earlier, your best option is to buy the blue recovery chair in Lith Harbor. You can find it for sale in the armor shop, for 1,000 mesos.

  • How do I talk to Shinsoo?

    To talk to Shinsoo, just click on the bird's head.

    Shinsoo blesses Cygnus Knights with a temporary bonus when they do.

How To Join The Knights of Cygnus

The old way of creating a Cygnus Knight, the first time you logged in after the upgrade that added them, you'd automatically see a cinematic. Neinheart would then offer you an invitation to join the Knights. If you were over level 20, and accepted, then your character would be transported to Ereve. If you were less than level 20, Neinheart would say something about waiting for you to reach level 20.

Your Knight and the character you used to create it would be given a Blessing of the Fairy bonus that depended on the other character's level. This is a passive skill, and equal to one rank per 10 levels of the other character, affecting Weapon Attack, Magic Attack, Accuracy, and Avoidability.

However, this has all changed. Currently, in GlobalMS, as well as KoreaMS, MapleSEA, and TaiwanMS, you can become a Cygnus Knight simply by choosing to create one at the character creation screen, the same way we create regular characters.

Shinsoo and Empress Cygnus

Shinsoo and Empress Cygnus
Shinsoo and Empress Cygnus

Cygnus Knights Builds, Skills, and Guides

Here are the best guides available when I created my own Cygnus Knight:

Blaze Wizard:

Blaze Wizard Skills - list with descriptions.

MapleWiki's Blaze Wizard Guide - build, skills, and training advice.

Dawn Warrior:

Dawn Warrior Skills - list with descriptions.

MapleWiki's Dawn Warrior Guide - builds and skills.

Night Walker:

Night Walker Skills - list with descriptions.

MapleWiki's Night Walker Guide - builds, skills, and advancement walkthroughs.

Thunder Breaker:

Thunder Breaker Skills - list with descriptions.

MapleWiki's Thunder Breaker Guide - builds, skills, equipment, and leveling advice.

Wind Archer:

Wind Archer Skills - list with descriptions.

MapleWiki's Wind Archer Guide - builds, skills.

Need more help? Don't miss the Tips and Guides area of the MapleStory official forums, or the Knights of Cygnus area of Sleepywood.net's forums.

More Cygnus Knights Resources:

Cygnus Knight Quests Guide

How-to and rewards guide for Cygnus-only quests.

Strategywiki's Cygnus Knights Guide

Contains leveling strategies, event quests, and builds.

MapleWiki's Cygnus Knights Guide

In progress, has information for both MapleSea and MapleGlobal.

Cygnus Knights Mounts

Has pictures of the evolutions of Cygnus Knight specific mounts and how to get them.

Cygnus Empress PartyQuest Guide

Takes you from the first prequest to the boss battle.

MapleStory Cygnus Knights Edition Guide

This links to a forum thread on Gamefaqs where you can find the link to a google document where players of the Cygnus Knights Edition of the Maplestory iPhone App are pooling their knowledge to build a guide. If you need help with the game, that, the forum itself, or the GameFaqs Answers board appear to be your best bets.

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      Kimberly Napper 5 years ago from U.S.

      @anonymous: There doesn't appear to be one, yet. Forum users over at GameFaqs were working on one here: http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/636198-maplestory-c...

      You might try the MapleStory Cygnus Knights Edition Answers section at GameFaqs - gamers can ask questions there and others will answer: http://www.gamefaqs.com/iphone/636198-maplestory-c...

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Do u have guide for the Cygnus edition available in ap stores for iPhone? I'm playing magician now n I don't know how to up my skill points as the skills available r a bit different. They have magic mastery, magic claw, magic armor, magic guard and fire arrow

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      imlifestyle 5 years ago

      My son really likes this game, I'll pass this lens on over to him..

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      pajnhiaj 5 years ago

      i just love this game.. its fun and exciting but at the same time cute!!

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      drunkenkoz 6 years ago

      I made a Cygnus Knight about a week ago and I'm loving it.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      @anonymous: never really thought about it, but it does make sense

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      Robin S 7 years ago from USA

      Looks like fun!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      its Evan not even it has skills using dragon. u could get new skills after bieng 20ã£vã£

      Evan fights with his dragons and could only wear mage's cloths and wands

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Does this mean if you have 2 lvl 120 cygnus the blessing of the fairy lvl is stuck at 12?

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Hey guys! i just found out about this new job coming out called the Even job. Could any of you tell me when its coming out? lol

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      Kingsirrourion 7 years ago

      Hey This was awesome. I want to play this game now just from watching the intro video lol. 5 stars to you. You commented on my Critque me Squidu so I am fanning you for your excellent advice that you gave me. Will defenitely have to check out this game though.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Oh, this is just awesome.

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      Kimberly Napper 8 years ago from U.S.

      @anonymous: Thank you, and you're welcome. :)

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      awesome resource, haven't been able to find anything on cygnus knights the usual places i visit so this is awesome thanks.

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      Kimberly Napper 8 years ago from U.S.

      [in reply to 24websurf] Thanks :)

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      Kimberly Napper 8 years ago from U.S.

      [in reply to MorFix] You're welcome. Glad it helped!

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      Holley Web 8 years ago

      My son plays this game all the time. I hear the music in my head. Great informational lens!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Thx For The Job Helper Its help me Soo Much Thx [name play in mapleglobal] MorFixP

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      Kimberly Napper 8 years ago from U.S.

      [in reply to silent9] I haven't tried that.

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      Kimberly Napper 8 years ago from U.S.

      Thanks everyone. Good luck!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      thanks for the info wish i checked it out sooner DarkmistresC is my knights name a level 42 Night Walker in Broa

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      if i delete my main will my cygnus knight get deleted?

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      i wish i read this b4 lol im reading this like 5 or 7 hours after i first logged in and im like wtf lol cuz i haven't played maplestory since 2005 but im starting to play it again

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      ShikamaruXlz in Hercules

      Love it!!!

      Jus started!!!

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      Kimberly Napper 8 years ago from U.S.

      [in reply to DarkNightz66] Thanks. :) I play on Bera.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      DarkNightz6 is my maplestory character name in Broa. umm good info...........

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      Kimberly Napper 8 years ago from U.S.

      [in reply to luvmyludwig] Thanks :)

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      luvmyludwig lm 8 years ago

      Seems like a helpful resource for anyone who enjoys MapleStory. It's good to see you developing your niche even more. :)