Night Lord

Class Properties

Class GroupExplorers
Job GroupThief
Primary StatLUK
Secondary StatDEX
Legion Bonus
Increases %Crit Rate
Primary Weapon
Secondary Weapon
Throwing Stars
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Link Skill

All Actives

Active Buffs:
Skill Shadow Partner[200s]
Skill Maple Warrior[900s]
Skill Bleed Dart[90s]
Toggles:Skill Assassin's Mark
Summons & Placables:
Skill Dark Flare[60s](60s cd)
Skill Frailty Curse[40s]
Skill Dark Lord's Omen[12s](60s)
Buffs with Cooldowns:
Skill Epic Adventure[60s](120s cd)
Skill Throw Blasting[90s](180s cd)
Skill Last Resort[30s](75s cd)
Skill Shadow Walker[30s](180s cd)
Skill Maple World Goddess's Blessing[60s](180s cd)
Skill Life and Death[10s](360s cd)
Skill Dark Sight[200s](Special, 0 - 15s cd)
Skill Life and Death(360s cd)
Damage Reduction (%Max HP):None

Special thanks to spicedcuttlefish and the members of the Night Lord Discord for their help in making this overview!

For more in-depth info, visit the Class Discord at

Base Stats (From Skills)

Crit Rate: [Skill Critical Throw +50%] [Skill Expert Throwing Star Handling +20%]
Crit Damage: [Skill Critical Throw +5%] [Skill Alchemic Adrenaline +10%] [Skill Claw Expert +10%]
Final Damage: [Skill Expert Throwing Star Handling +25%] [Skill Dark Harmony +8%]
Boss Damage: [Skill Frailty Curse +10%]
Attack Speed (Weapon): Stage 8
Ignore DEF: [Skill Dark Harmony +30%] [Skill Frailty Curse +30% from debuff]
Knockback Resistance: [Skill Alchemic Adrenaline +40%] [Skill Shadow Shifter +60%]
Abnormal Status Resistance: [Skill Enveloping Darkness 30]
EXP & Item Drop Rate (From Monsters): [Skill Showdown +5% from debuff]

Example Skill Build Path

1st Job:Skill Flash Jump -> Skill Nimble Body -> Skill Haste -> Skill Dark Sight -> Skill Double Stab -> Skill Lucky Seven
2nd Job:Skill Physical Training -> Skill Claw Mastery -> Skill Claw Booster -> Skill Critical Throw -> Skill Gust Charm -> Skill Shuriken Burst -> Skill Shadow Leap -> Skill Shadow Surge
3rd Job:Skill Enveloping Darkness -> Skill Expert Throwing Star Handling -> Skill Alchemic Adrenaline -> Skill Shadow Stars -> Skill Venom -> Skill Shadow Partner -> Skill Dark Flare -> Skill Shuriken Challenge -> Skill Triple Throw
4th Job:Skill Night Lord's Mark -> Skill Claw Expert -> Skill Showdown -> Skill Shadow Shifter -> Skill Dark Harmony -> Skill Toxic Venom -> Skill Maple Warrior -> Skill Sudden Raid -> Skill Quad Star -> Skill Frailty Curse -> Skill Hero's Will
  • All 1st to 4th Job skills can be maxed
  • Put one SP into each skill first and then max each skill in this order
  • For any skills that have prerequisites, follow them first before following build path
Hyper Skill Passive Build
  • Skill Showdown - Enhance Showdown - Enhance
  • Skill Frailty Curse - Boss Rush Frailty Curse - Boss Rush
  • Skill Quad Star - Reinforce Skill Quad Star - Boss Rush Skill Quad Star - Extra Strike Quad Star - Reinforce, Boss Rush, and Extra Strike
Recommended Skills for Boost Node Trios
Primary Trio
Skill Showdown Skill Blade Fury Skill Assassin's Mark
Secondary Trio
Skill Sudden Raid Skill Death Star Skill Dark Flare
  • Any combination of these skills are good but preferred from same category as you want to max primary first
  • 4 Boost Nodes total are needed to reach Master Level 60 for these skills (with Matrix Points used)
    • Nodes with the same Main Skill (skill at the top) cannot be equipped at the same time
All Possible Skills Obtainable for Boost Nodes
Skill Shuriken Burst Skill Gust Charm Skill Assassin's Mark Skill Dark Flare Skill Triple Throw Skill Shuriken Challenge Skill Quad Star Skill Sudden Raid Skill Showdown Skill Death Star
Recommended Inner Ability
  • Boss Damage +20% / Meso Obtained +20% (For Farming)
  • ***Second & Third Line Options***
  • Damage to Debuffed +8%
  • Attack +21
  • Meso Obtained +15% (For Farming if Boss Damage is 1st Line)

How to create a Night Lord

To create one, choose the 'Explorers' option in the Character Creation screen and then continue through the story until you reach the town MapIcon Lith Harbor Lith Harbor where Sugar has a quest called 'The Adventure Begins'. Accept the quest and choose the option 'Thief' when prompted

Continue with the story until Lv. 30 as a Thief and talk to Dark Lord to accept a quest called 'The 2 Paths of the Thief'. Complete the quest by choosing the option Assassin and you will be on the path to a Night Lord. Assassin is the 2nd job of Night Lord

Dark Sight

Credits to the Night Walker Discord for the list of attacks avoidable with Dark Sight. For an actively maintained version, please check out the Night Walker Discord

In 1st Job, Skill Dark Sight Dark Sight is unlocked that allows you to dodge certain attacks. Below is a list of avoidable attacks that have been tested:

BossAvoidable Attack
All EnemiesTouch Damage
HillaLightning Bolt, Flame Breath
CygnusAll minions (including instructors) touch damage + attacks
Princess No(Miroku/4F - All attacks except Infinite Flame), Butterfly Throw (except Black Butterfly Seduce), Sakura Shower
MagnusImmobilizing Gas, Falling Debris, Dash
PapulatusHand Smash, Floor Rift, Timed Cursed/Seal (both cast + seal), Falling Debris
GolluxReverse/99% Bomb
Crimson QueenBurn DoT (gain stacks but no damage taken)
PierreFalling Hats, Fire Spin (Blue Form)
Von BonFalling Debris
VellumFalling Stun Rocks
Pink Bean (Statuses)All attacks except Laser, Poison Clouds, Mini Pink Beans
Pink BeanBlue ground attack, Big Bang, Mini Pink Beans
LotusFalling Debris (except platforms), Green Vaccum (prevents slow/grounding)
DamienYellow(p1)/Red(p2) Falling Fireballs, Dash(p2), Thorn Bind (Can be done reactively when he disappears w/ Monster Silhouettes enabled in settings)
WillP1 (Segment Test) Red Meteors, P2 Web, P2 Dash
Guardian Angel SlimeSlime Pool DoT, Slime minion touch damage (not their attacks, i.e. Pink Slime's seduce), Magma Slime touch + landing on head
Verus HillaCorpse DoT
GloomFalling Debris
DarknellDebris (Both Vertical + Horizontal), Small Minion touch damage (except sword swing)
Black MageP1 Knights' Dash (still applies curse), P1 Red Lightning, Falling Debris (Vertical), Diagonal/Rolling Debris (only while midair), P3 Down FMA
SerenDash, Falling Debris (P1, P2 Sunset); still adds sun gauge
Kalos P1Bombs


Skill Icons + Animations: Ikasuu
Boost Nodes Build + Inner Ability + Hyper Passive Build: Night Lord Discord