Who To Tera Burn

Modified from shrimpstation's: https://www.reddit.com/r/Maplestory/comments/gxbffr/ultimate_who_should_i_tera_burn_guide/

What makes a character good to burn?

Generally, burns are best for classes considered annoying and difficult to train or if you are seeking to create a new main character. Since Tera Burning goes to up Lv. 200 as opposed to Lv. 150 for Mega Burning, it’s a good time to get a character to Lv. 210 for their Lv. 3 Link Skill. There are also classes with good Legion System bonuses at Lv. 200 that are also useful if you already have your main Link Skills

If you are using Tera Burning to create a new main character, any class is fine to choose from. Usually, for Tera Burn events, there are also rewards past Lv. 200 that help set you up for 5th Job as you reach certain levels

[Note]: You cannot burn the newest class release or Zero

Notably difficult or annoying classes to level:

  • Class Blaster Blaster
  • Skill Octopunch Buccaneer
  • Skill Bloody Storm Dual Blade
  • Skill Combo Attack Hero
  • Skill Snipe Marksman
  • Skill Humanoid Mech Mechanic
  • Skill Leap Tornado Mercedes

[Note]:Explorer classes can job change using a [Job Advancement Coin] to other Explorer classes within their job branch thus, you can level up a class with decent mobbing capabilities then job change to the desired class

Classes with Lv. 3 Link Skills / Good Legion Bonuses:

  • Skill Trinity Angelic Buster - Provides buff that increases %Damage (+60%) (90s cooldown)
    • Good for bossing for classes with burst-type attacks
  • Skill Smash Swing Aran - Increases amount of EXP given from Combo Kill orbs (900%)
    • Good for training characters pre-200
    • [Legion]: Chance to recover 8% HP with each attack (has cooldown)
  • Class Ark Ark - Grants a stacking %Damage buff (up to 5 times / 16%) when in combat
    • Good for all classes
  • Class Beast Tamer Beast Tamer - +10% Crit Chance, +10% Boss Damage, +5% Max HP/MP
    • Good if you require more %Crit Rate and %Boss Damage
    • [Legion]: +5% Ignore DEF
  • Skill Exceed Double Slash Demon Avenger - +15% Damage
    • Good for all classes
    • [Legion]: +5% Boss Damage
  • Skill Demon Thrash Demon Slayer - +20% Boss Damage
    • Good for bossing
  • Skill Mana Burst I Evan - Increases Rune EXP Duration by 70%
    • Good for training
    • [Legion]: Chance to recover 8% MP with each attack (has cooldown)
  • Skill Tempest Blades Kaiser - +20% Max HP
    • Good for training characters pre-200
  • Class Luminous Luminous - +20% Ignore DEF
    • Good for bossing
  • Skill Leap Tornado Mercedes - +20% EXP obtained
    • Good for training
    • [Legion] - Skill Cooldown reduced by -5%
  • Skill Royal Guard Mihile - +100% Knockback Resistance 130s, 180s cooldown
    • Good for bossing for classes with < 100% Knockback Resistance
    • [Legion] - +2000 Max HP
  • Skill Mille Aiguilles Phantom - +20% crit rate
    • Good for classes with < 100% Crit Rate
    • [Legion (Reboot-recommended)] - Meso obtained +4%

Top 5 Tera Burns for Link Skills:

  • Skill Focus Spirit Beast Tamer - +10% Crit Chance, +10% Boss Damage, +5% Max HP/MP
  • Skill Rune Persistence Evan - Increased Rune EXP Duration by 70%
  • Skill Elven Blessing (Linked) Mercedes - +20% EXP obtained
  • Skill Knight's Watch Mihile - +100% Knockback Resistance 130s, 3 min cooldown
  • Skill Phantom Instinct Phantom - +20% Crit Rate

Good Legion Bonuses + Lv. 2 Link Skill that may be hard to level:

  • Class Blaster Blaster - +5% Ignore DEF
    • [Link Skill]: Invincibility after death
  • Skill Rapid Fire Corsair - +10% Summon Duration
  • Skill Normal Stance Bonus Hayato - +5% Crit Damage
    • [Link Skill]: +15 All Stat, +15 Attack & Magic Attack
  • Jett - +5% Crit Damage
  • Skill Snipe Marksman - +4% Crit Rate
  • Skill Humanoid Mech Mechanic - +20% Buff Duration
    • [Link Skill]: Invincibility after death
  • Skill Showdown Night Lord - +4% Crit Rate
    • [Link Skill]: Passive buff that grants %Damage when an Abnormal Status is inflicted
  • Skill Spirit Bond Max Shade - +5% Crit Damage
  • Skill Twin Blades of Time[Cannot be burned] Zero - +12% EXP obtained

Top 5 Tera Burns for Legion:

  • Skill Rapid Fire Corsair - +10% Summon Duration
    • Is an Explorer Pirate so you can train a Cannoneer to Lv. 200 and use a [Job Advancement Coin] to change to Corsair
  • Skill Normal Stance Bonus Hayato - +5% Crit Damage
  • Skill Humanoid Mech Mechanic - +20% Buff Duration
  • Skill Spirit Bond Max Shade - +5% Crit Damage
  • Class Blaster Blaster - +5% Ignore DEF

Notes:


Ignore DEF is calculated oddly; you basically want a few big singular sources as opposed to lots of small ones. With the Crusader Codex gone in GMS, however, the usual large chunks of IED are missing. You can get a maximum of 12% IED from Legion attacker bonuses but 40% IED from the actual Legion Board, but basically for beginners, Luminous IED > Legion IED

Hayato’s link and Evan’s legion are not considered good for endgame but can be useful for training mules

Corsair Legion bonus is sometimes not considered useful as many summons have 100% uptime. Corsair Legion bonus also applies to soul weapon summons such as Lucid soul

Explorer Thief Link Skill may not seem good at first but synergizes well with Explorer Mage (which applies a debuff to enemies including bosses)


Credits:

shrimpstation