Sunday, May 30, 2010

Seremban Siew Pau @ Empayar Seremban Siew Pow

Seremban Siew Pao, is actually the pastry version of the Char Siew Pau. The bun is being baked instead of being typically steamed. Both might be different in term of textures, however they do share the common Char Siew fillings.

Many would have tasted Siew Pau from different location but I doubt many would know that the best genuine Siew Pao still come from Seremban. From a shop, they have moved to a bigger premise in which they named is as the Empire of Seremban Siew Pao.
Seremban Siew Pau Empire

Fresh from the oven Siew Pau

It is best to have it there when you had just bought it. But honestly, that is not enough, and it is hard to resist to get some home.
The box package

Golden Brown Siew Pao (RM 1.20 per piece)
Crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside. Together with the well flavoured Char Siew fillings, you will never complain a pastry of such.

Char Siew fillings

No doubt that you can get Seremban Siew Pao from many places in KL. But nothing beats the real Siew Pao sourced from Seremban. Indeed, one is never enough. As for me, I can never have enough of the Seremban Siew Pao.

Empayar Seremban Siew Pow
LG 1-57, Tingkat Bawah Tanah
Pasar Besar Negri Sembilan
Jalan Besar TBK 4
Taman Bukit Kepayang
70200 Seremban
Negri Sembilan
Tel: 06 - 601 6308

GPS Coordinates: N2 43.062' E101 54.761'

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Baked Crab Seremban Seafood Village @ Seremban

One should not missed out having some crabs when happen to be in Seremban town. Seremban is not a fishing village nor a town that is near to any seashore, but there is a restaurant that serve their very renowned yummylicious baked crabs and other in-house signature dishes as well.

It is a standard practice for me, whenever we are on our way back to KL from Melaka, we will drop by this restaurant to get some crabs. And, for the previous trip down to Melaka, I do introduced this restaurant to my parents and Chee.
Seremban Seafood Village

This restaurant has been in operation for many years. If I'd manage to recall properly, it was my auntie who first brought me here when I was still a Form 3 kid.
Packed, even during the lunch time

If you are the type of person who likes chili sauce, be sure to try out their specially home made chili sauce.
In-house specialty chili sauce
The sauce is a blending of minced chili and garlic. Slightly spicy and tangy, it provides the extra kick for those who prefer a sharper taste on their food. Good to go with the meat, especially the crab!

Stir-fried lettuce (RM 8)

Fried Squids (RM 12)
While the coating offered a mild crisp, it however tasted very bland. Thankfully the in house chili sauce do some justice to the taste.

Thai-styled Chicken (RM 10)
Breaded chicken thigh are deep fried before being drizzled with the sweet and sour sauce gravy. Garnished with sliced cucumbers, onions and sesame seed. A signature dish that is good even on it's own. Fans of sweet and sour taste will love it!

Claypot Tau Foo (RM 12)
Decent in taste and goes well with the rice.

And just like the usual practice, the crab will always be served as the last dish. After 35 minutes, two crabs which weighted in a total of about a kilo was served to our table.
Seremban Seafood Village Baked Crab (RM 48 per kilo)
The premium signature dish of the restaurant. Every table will definitely have this crab on it. The shell of the crab is spread with some sauce which resembles the taste of marmite. The sauce tasted slightly salty with some hint of the aromatic burnt smell-appetizing your taste bud before the crab meat experience.

Succulent and juicy meat
It was baked to perfection, maintaining the pure sweetness of the crab meat. The crab meat was succulent and juicy too, what a way to savour a crab! This is the time where words are not enough to express how delicious the crab was.

The total bill came to RM 96.20 which inclusive of rice and drinks. I suppose the price is reasonable taking into account that we do have the huge meaty crab as one of the dish.

Stir fried lettuce: 5/10
Fried Squids: 4.5/10
Thai-styled chicken: 6.5/10 (non-halal)
Claypot Tau Foo: 5.5/10
Baked Crab: 9/10

Atmosphere: 5.5/10

Price: 6.5/10
Verdict: The baked crab is a bliss that will surely put you out of words!

Seremban Seafood Village
No 3720 - 3724
Jalan Tuanku Munawir
70000, Seremban
Negeri Sembilan

Tel: 06 - 7641 260 / 012 - 628 7661
Business hours: 11am -1am

GPS Coordinates: N2 43.985' E101 56.065'

Friday, May 28, 2010

Fried Oyster Boon Leong @ Medan Makan Bunga Raya, Melaka

I have long heard about the much raved Melaka famous fried oyster which is located at a food court located at Jalan Bunga Raya. I had been to Melaka numerous time but for some reason, I have yet to taste this famous fried oyster.

On my previous trip, I was brought to this stall by Shuet Yan. Being a Malaccan boy himself, he told me that this stall has operated for decades.
Medan Makan Bunga Raya

The fried oyster stall operates from 8pm until the midnight.

The business has been passed on from one generation to another generation. The current operator is actually the son of the previous operator.
Non-stop frying

It is not an easy money because you can see that he holds on to two ladles and keep stir-frying them. One wok can usually serve up to 5-6 servings.
The aromatic smoke of fried oyster

You got to be real patience if you want to have your share of fried oyster from this stall. Waiting time for the fried oyster is estimated to be at least 25 minutes, and longer if it is during the weekends or public holidays.
Expect at least 25 minutes of wait

On that day, our fried oyster is ready after 40 minutes of wait. Man, that was really long taking into the fact that it was already near to 11.30pm when we ordered it.
Boon Leong Fried Oyster (RM 8)
It was alright but not spectacular. There was hint of wok hei but the fried oyster starchiness is slightly on the high side and I didn't like it. The oysters were very small too and I hardly able to taste them.

The fried oyster might be better than most of the stalls in Klang Valley. However, I doubt I will return due to the long queue time for just an average fried oyster. Accordingly, my friend told me that the fried oyster wasn't as good as the olden days. Clearly the previous generation served better fried oyster.

Atmosphere: 3/10
Food: 5/10
Price: 5.5/10
Verdict: An average fried oyster that is made famous by it's predecessor.

Medan Makan Bunga Raya Boon Leong
Jalan Bunga Raya

GPS Coordinates: N2 11.895 E102 15.068

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Satay Celup Ban Lee Siang @ Jalan Ong Kim Wee, Melaka

Many people may know what is steamboat or even Satay. But I doubt everyone know what is Satay Celup and I'm sure that indeed not many people have tasted it.

Satay Celup is a dish where raw or semi-cooked food on skewers ranging from meats and vegetables are being dunked into a boiling pot of diluted satay sauce. It's actually a different version of Lok Lok, where the soup base is satay sauce instead of the boiling water. This dish is one of the favourite among the Malaccans and it remained as one of the unique delicacy in Malacca.
Satay Celup Ban Lee Siang

This is my second time being here, being introduced by Agnes initially. Every table is equipped with a pot consisted of a diluted satay sauce constantly being heated up by the stove beneath.
Boiling diluted satay sauce

The shop operates on a self-service basis where you pick your choices of skewer from the fridge. Whilst this is a good implementation, however I do noticed that some people only start to discussion on the selection after opening up the fridge which result to an unnecessary "human jam".
Pick your choice

There are variety of fish balls, meats, seafood and vegetables to choose from.
Wide variety of choice (RM 0.50 -RM 0.60 per skewer)
The skewers are all made up from fresh ingredients.

Do note that there is a scoop prepared on each of the table where you are suppose to stir the satay sauce to prevent it from over heated beneath.
Dunk, Stir and Eat!
The art of Satay Celup

When the satay sauce started to boil, it's a sign that the food skewers are cooked and ready to be eaten. Look at how we dunked all the skewers into the tiny pot. This is called squeezing out every inch of the pot for a better efficiency!=p
Satay Celup feast!
The satay sauce were alright with ample of minced groundnuts. Taste wise, it is slightly on the spicy side, and nothing really to shout about. I don't like the part where they add on diluted sauce because that seriously kills of the original aroma of the satay base.

The total bill came to RM 53.30 which inclusive of drinks for the five of us. The price is decent taking into the account that we took nearly 60 skewers in total. Whilst I find the food is alright, but honestly I'm not really a big fan of Satay Celup to the extent that can eat every week.

Atmosphere: 2/10
Food: 6/10
Price: 6/10
Verdict: Be prepared to sweat like mad due to the immense heat in the shop.

Restoran Ban Lee Siang Satay Celup
45 E, Jalan Ong Kim Wee
Tel : 06- 284 1935

GPS Coordinates: N2 12.144 E102 14.627

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Hawker Food @ Jonker Street, Melaka

Jonker Street, the most famous street in Melaka is a street that filled with hawker stalls, surrounded with ancient shop lots, offering a bazaar type of shopping. Those stalls sell stuff ranging from food to souvenirs. You name it, they have it here.

Besides those antique layout restaurants, Jonker Street is well known for their hawker food as well. The street is full with a number of hawker stalls selling a wide variety of food and beverages. So many of them, that you could seriously be spoiled for choices!
Jonker Street at Melaka

One which caught my attention is the fruits candy. A few fruits such as grapes and berries are being skewered together before they were dipped into the sugar syrup. I have yet to try though, because certain thing might not taste as good as they looked.
Fruits coated with sugar syrup

As you walk deeper into the Jonker Walk, you will come across a stall which sells Popiah. The stall is currently being run by an uncle and his son.
Popiah stall

Consisted mainly of turnip and a mixture of ingredients such as bean curd, bean sprouts and cabbage, they are rolled over together on a popiah skin to form Popiah. Preparing this dish is not an easy task as it required a lot of efforts and skills.
Main ingredients of Popiah

Popiah at Jonker Street
What make the Jonker Street Popiah famous is the inclusion of pork lard in the ingredients. The pork lards does not only add extra fragrance but it provide some extra chew as well. The Popiah is nicely wrapped and the sogginess level is just nice. Clearly has what it takes to be the famous Popiah of Jonker Street.

Next, we had to slow down our pace walking down the Jonker Street because there were a small crowd gathering by a stall. Being curious, we joined in the crowd and later we found out that there were waiting for their Apom (pan cake) with fillings.
Apom with fillings

There were a range of fillings being offered by the stall. It even has the king of all fruit flavour, the Durian!
What's your flavour?

I ordered a Chocolate and Durian Apom (pancake). Roughly after 5 minutes of wait, my Apoms were ready!
Chocolate and Durian Apoms
The Apoms offered a mild crisp on the outisde. My first bite unfold the sweetness and the buttery flavour on my tongue and quickly followed by the generous aromatic fillings of the chocoloate. The same goes with the Durian Apoms which offered a stronger aroma. Pure bliss!

Being a Bak Chang fan, I could not resist myself from getting some of them from a stall.
Bak Chang

Bak Chang at Jonker Street
Lacking in flavour and very oily. Consisted a lot of seasoning powder as well. A fail Bak Chang.

If Petaling Street has their renowned Longan Winter Melon drink, Jonker Street has their very renowned drink as well. Named the Longan Guilingao (herbal jelly), it is the answer for those thirsty soul to quench their thirst.
Longan Herbal Jelly
Refreshing and cold! What a way to cool yourself down after a sweaty walk down the Jonker Street.

I'd always prefer to have my meal on a ceramic bowl because somehow they tend to make my food taste nicer . It was a nice feeling to be able to spot some of the stalls selling this type of ceramic bowls along the Jonker Street.
Chicken Brand ceramic bowls

Mum busy getting something?

As we were approaching towards the other end of Jonker Walk, we came across this stall which sells Dim Sum in a large quantity.
Dim Sum stall at Jonker Street

If I had recall properly, there were more than 10 types of steamed Dim Sum being offered at this hawker stall.
Tiny little Dim Sums
The steamed dim sums were a let down. Due to the bulk cooking, some were still uncooked and tasted cold. Terrible is the word!

Being so near to Muar, it is no surprise that there were stalls selling Otak-Otak.
Otak-otak at Jonker Street

There are plenty of otak-otak in the walk. However, I was not really happy with the Otak-otak that I bought at the main street of Jonker Walk.
Otak-otak at main street of Jonker Walk
The Otak-otak tasted flat, and was lacking in flavour. You should buy them at the stall located at the 2nd street of Jonker Walk, beside the demolished singing stage.

Night scene of Jonker Walk

After spending near to an hour and half, we reached the other end of the Jonker Walk. There used to be a stage here, where you can see some old folks showcasing their singing talent. However, during our time of visit, the stage has been demolished. Wondering is it undergoing a major revamp.
The demolished singing stage

The far end of the Jonker Street, the stage side

You will definitely enjoy strolling down the Jonker Street if you are a fan of night bazaar shopping. However, do prepare to get a little bit sticky due to the high humidity level of the Malacca weather.

Atmosphere: 3/10

Food: 5/10
Price: 6/10
Verdict: Popiah, Apoms (pancakes) and Otak-otak were the only food that are worth mentioning.

Jonker Street, Melaka
GPS Coordinates: N2.19815 E102.24472

Sunday, May 23, 2010

MapleSEA Sneak Peek Testing Event of Evan Class [22nd May 2010]

Maplers from SEA region rejoice! Evan, one of the legendary heroes will awake in 2 more days! Are you guys ready for her yet? For those that have yet to know what is all Evan about, well, Evan is actually a magician hero whose soul is being joined together with the Onyx Dragon.

Having said so, Evan power actually lies with the Onyx Dragon and it is no surprise that Evan is nicknamed as the Dragon Master. In truth, the stronger the Onyx Dragon gets, the stronger Evan will be and that is a relative relation that will never change.
Ready for the Dragon Master?

On yesterday, 5 senior Evans has stepped into the MapleSea to aid the reborn of more Evans to the community. I guess I was one of the lucky 5 among the thousands of MapleSea community to be chosen to have a grasp of Evan experience before their official born date!

Evan class is different from the existing classes. Evan is purely based on the growth level instead of the typical job advancement. As you leveled, you will unlock more skills and each of the skills are allocated as per Evan growth. In a bold meaning, the higher level you are, the more skills you possesses!
The skill inventory box of Evan
Evan has 10 growth levels. Each new skill will be owned when you hit the growth level.

Since all of the Evan's attack arisen from the Onyx Dragon, it is no surprise that the dragon can be equipped with dragon equipment to enhance the power of Evan.
Cap, Wing, Pendant and Tail
These are the equipments that a Onyx Dragon can equip.

1. First Growth Level
(Level 10)

Just like all the other classes in Maple, Evan possesses the Beginner Skill as well. When the baby Onyx Dragon is born, the first attack he possesses is the Magic Missile. The ability very much resembles the magic claw of Magician class minus the part where Evan missiles is being fired from the Onyx Dragon.
Magic Missile

That is not all, because Evan also owned the skill of strengthening the dragon's spirit. This skill will increase the magic attack of Evan passively!
Dragon Soul
Max level is at 20, and it boost up the magic attack up to 20.

2. Second Growth Level (Level 20)

As the baby Onyx Dragon is maturing into the second phase, he will then learn to evolve the previous Magic Missile into the Fire Circle skill. This skill will be the first area of effects (AoE) skill for Evan, in which it can hit up to 3 enemies at the very first level. Upon maxing, it can hit up to a maximum of 4 enemies.
Fire Circle
Hit up to 4 enemies when the skill level is maxed!

Beside purely relying on the Onyx Dragon, Evan has the ability to teleport too. Like the magician class, the higher the skill level is, the further Evan can teleport while using lesser mana point at the same time.
It is made easier to travel when you can teleport.

3. Third Growth Level (Level 30)

As the Onyx Dragon is moving into the third phase of his growing level, he will another technique which will gather the electric field around to create a powerful bolt to strike an enemy. Called the Lightning Bolt, it will the first attack skill of Evan to reach the 4 digit damage!
Lightning Bolt
Cool green lightning that will be sure to jolt the enemy hard.

Unlike the warrior class, Evan do not have a very high hit point. Need not to worry, because just like the magician, the Onyx Dragon also possesses the Magic Guard skill that will shield off Evan some damages from the enemies.
Magic Guard
Evan's Magic Guard only able to successfully absorb 70% of damage as compared to the Magician class of 80% when the skill is maxed.

It is time now for Evan to explore the SEA region map where it includes our very famous Singapore and Malaysia Map!
Off to Kerning Airport!

4. Fourth Growth Level (Level 40)

After previously mastering how to gather the electric field, the Onyx Dragon will now learn to master another skill that involved of gathering cold air around before unleashing it to a group of enemies. A skill named Ice Breath, it has the ability to freeze the enemies with 90% chance upon each successive attack when the skill is maxed at level 20!
Ice Breath
Can attack up to 6 enemies with a very high chance of freezing them.

It is important to note that the damage from the Ice Breath might be low if it is not charged. However, if you hold on and charge it longer, the damage will increase!
A charged up Ice Breath
The longer you charge, the higher damage it inflicts to the enemies!

Not only that, the Onyx Dragon will also get to master a skill that will turn all the elemental attack into a non-elemental attack. Called the Elemental Reset, this self buff allow elemental attacks such as fire, ice and lightning to be neutralized to normal attack temporarily. For instance, when this buff is in possession, a monster that have a 50% resistant to fire will be dealt a normal damage when it is attacked with fire based attack. The same applies to other element such as lightning and ice as well. However, monster that are weak to certain elements will no longer be privileged with increased element damage when this buff is in possession.
Elemental Reset
Transform element attack to normal attack temporarily. When maxed at level 20, it decreases 100% of the attack element to normal attack.

5. Fifth Growth Level (Level 50)

Let's celebrate because it's a milestone where the Onyx dragon has hit the middle growth level! This time round, the Onyx dragon will start to master a new attack skill called the Magic Flare, a skill where a ray of light coming from the sky that will inflict enormous damage to a single enemy.
Magic Flare
A single blue Genesis?

Besides the attacking skill, Evan will also get to master another supportive buff. The Magic Shield is a skill where it will create a temporary barrier around all the party members that capable to absorb a certain damage off from the enemies. When the skill is maxed, it can absorb up to 30% of damage for 20 seconds.
Magic Shield
It's a good skill but it comes with a cool down time of 40 seconds.

6. Sixth Growth Level (Level 60)

As the Onyx Dragon reaches his early adulthood, he will then learn to master a skill which involved of gathering the surrounding wind force. Called the Dragon Thrust, it can attack up to 6 enemies with a 95% chance of knocking them back when the skill is being maxed.
Dragon Thrust
The skill is pretty much the same as Wind Breaker's Storm Break.

Speed is power! Just like the other classes, Evan possesses a skill that will increase the casting speed of magic attacks. Called the Magic Booster, the skill will enable Onyx Dragon to cast his magic attack faster, which in return will result to a higher damage per second (dps).
Magic Booster
This magic booster increases the casting speed by 2 at level 4 and by 3 when maxed. When maxed, the booster is a level higher than the magic booster skilled owned by the Ice and Fire mage.

The third skill at the sixth growth level involved a monster buff. Just like the effect of Slow by the Ice mage, it decreases the movement of monsters for a certain time with a percentage of chances. When the skill is maxed, Slow has a 60 % chance to be inflicted on enemy which will result to the decrease of enemy movement by -40 for 12 seconds.
A slightly different version of slow buff as per the magician

Unlike the magician Slow buff which is casted to the enemy, this Slow buff is activated on the Evan and it will be stacked upon with other magical attack. Any successive magical attack will have a chance to inflict slow status to the enemies.
Slow status successfully inflicted
Up to 60% chance of infliction to reduce enemy movement by -40 for 12 seconds when the skill is maxed.

Ever wondered before on why only do the Thief and Bowman class owned the critical attack skill? Need not to envy anymore when you are playing the Evan class because Evan have their very own passive skill called the Critical Magic which very much resembles the Critical Attack.
Critical Magic
When the skill is maxed at level 15, it has a 30% probability of dealing 150% critical damage. Just like the critical attack, a successful critical magical damage will be highlighted in Red color.

7. Seventh Growth Level (Level 80)

As the Onyx Dragon progresses into the adulthood, he will then learn to turn his anger into a flaming breath. Nicknamed the Fire Breath, this skill inflict fire damage up to 6 enemies and just like the Ice Breath, it is also chargeable. The longer you hold on to the charge, the higher the damage of the Fire Breath will be.
Fire Breath
A flaming breath unleashed by the Onyx Dragon.

This fire breath does not only grill the enemies. It also has a 30 % chance to stun the enemy when the skill is maxed at Level 20.
The skill is able to hit up to 6 enemies

Killer wings is a cool skill with a cool animation that has a high base magic attack of 320 and 60 % mastery when maxed. However, I was unsure on what does it mean by "all successive attacks target that monster" when a monster was inflicted with the Killer Wings status.
A critical damage of level 20 Killer Wings

Just like the magician, Evan also own a passive skill which increases the magic attack but consumed higher amount of Mana point. When maxed, Magic Amplification will increase the magic attack damage by 120 % and consuming an extra of 180% mana.
Magic Amplification
Passive supportive skill which increases magic attack damage but consume more MP.

Seriously, Evan is a great party member to be with. As Evan progresses, he will get to learn yet another party skill, the Magic Resistance. Magic Resistance provides resistance to magical attack of up to 20% when maxed for 150 seconds. Best of all, there is no cool down time for this skill!
Magic Resistance
With this buff, party member will be dealt lesser magic damage from the enemies.

I moved on to witness a higher leveled Evan which was at level 160. Just as the level suggested, the baby Onyx Dragon has now become a fully grown Onyx Dragon!
Fully grown up Onyx Dragon at Level 160

8. Eighth Growth Level (Level 100)

At this level, the Onyx Dragon is nearing to his full potential. As such, he has learned another attacking skill that will cause the earth to shake and trembles violently. Since it causes a tremor, the skill is known as the Earthquake and has the ability to attack up to 8 enemies when maxed with a fire base attack of 250 and 60% mastery. Obviously, this is a good skill to be used when training at Entrance of the Spooky World, Malaysia.
Enormous damage inflicted when stacked with Critical Magic, Element Amplification and Dragon Fury.

Earth Quake
Just look at the wide radius of the Earthquake, it seriously s-hhhh-aaa-kkkk-ee the whole map! Attack up to 8 enemies.

Phantom Imprint is a skill that imprints cursed status to the enemies. At the max level of 20, enemies with imprinted status will be inflicted with an extra 5 % of magical damage. Up to this stage, it will be the most powerful single attack that deal dark element damage on the enemy.
Phantom Imprint
At the max level of 20, it has a base attack of 380 with 60% mastery. All successive Phantom Imprint attack have 100% of chance to inflict Imprint status to the mob for a duration of 5 seconds.

The next Evan skill will definitely make all the current magician drools! Here, welcoming the Dragon Fury skill! Dragon Fury is a skill that increases your magic attack when your MP falls to a certain range. It a passive skill and will be activated automatically when the MP criteria are met. When this skill is maxed, it needed the criteria of the MP to be above 50% but lesser than 80% for the skill to be activated.
Dragon Fury
Comparison of Earthquake damage on before and after the activation of Dragon Fury. Picture says a thousand words! Just like a Dark Knight's Berserk.

Just when you thought Evan have enough of party skills, Evan will get to master yet another skill which helps to recover the mana of party members. Called the Recovery Aura, the Onyx Dragon will create a blue pool of mana aura for 30 seconds and any party members who falls in the aura will have their MP recover.
Recovery Aura
When maxed at level 20, any party member who are inside the aura will enjoy a recovery rate of MP at 80%! The aura last for 30 seconds on each cast and the skill has a cool down time of 1 minute. Definitely a skill that will be well greeted by other mage spammer!

9. Ninth Growth Level (Level 120)

At this stage, the Onyx Dragon is only a step away from evolving into a full potential dragon. This stage is as good as the 4th job for the other class in Maple, where Evan will be rewarded with the skill of Maple Warrior and as well as the Hero's Will upon the completion of the quest.

Flame Wheel and Magic Mastery is another 2 skills that are needed to be acquired from the basic skill book being dropped by Zakum. Since the senior Evan has a limited of time to complete the quest, there were no glimpse of the skill.

Another skill that were readily available upon reaching level 120 is the Illusion. Illusion is a skill which involved teaming up with the clones of Onyx Dragon to perform an attack on the monster for 4 times.
Does it look a little like a Lucky Seven attack with a Shadow Partner?

10. Tenth Growth Level (Level 160)

It's come a long way and finally the final growth level of the Onyx Dragon is reached when Evan level hits 160. Dark Fog and Soul Stone is acquired upon getting the basic skill book drop from Zakum.

Dark Fog is a skill which pretty much look like a Genesis/Blizzard/ Meteor that able to hit up to 15 enemies.
However, Dark Rog has a cool down time of 20 seconds after each cast.

On the other hand, Soul Stone is a buff that is activated randomly on a party member upon casting. With the Soul Stone buff, the party member will be revived immediately should the party member dies.

Again, due to the time constraint, the senior Evan did not able to complete the quest to obtain the two abovementioned skills. However, there were skills that are readily available upon reaching the final growth stage. The Blessing of the Onyx, is a supportive skill that increases weapon and magic defense together with an increased in magic attack over a period of time.
Blessing of the Onyx
At the max level, it adds 100 weapon and magic defense as well as increases the magic attack to 50 for Evan. However, it has a cool down time of 2 minutes.

Not only that, the Onyx Dragon will also get to master another skill which unleashes a ferocious flame arising from his accumulated anger. Named as Blaze, it is a fire based skill that attacks a single monster and have the chance of damaging 5 enemies nearby when the skill level is maxed at level 30.
The most powerful fire based attack of Evan.

Damaging nearby enemies up to 3 of them at level 1 and 5 of them respectively when maxed.

How well do you think Evan can perform when it comes to bossing after knowing almost every Evan's skill? Well, I would say that Evan performed slightly better than the Ice and Fire Mage due to the increased in damage per second (dps) as a result of the passive and active skills which stack together.
Various attacking skills on Targa boss
In the end, Phantom Imprint is the skill that deals the most damage.(due to the unavailability of some skills, I cannot conclude that Phantom Imprint is the best bossing skill for Evan)

So what are the Evan monster buffs that work on the boss?
Phantom Imprint and Killer Wings do work with the boss.

For some reason, I do note that Slow has fail to be inflicted on Targa even after hundreds of successive magic attack.

So what are the Pro's of an Evan?
1. Plentiful of flashy animated skills.
2. Variety of mobbing skills to aid your training needs.
3. Inflicts higher magical damage than typical magician due to the higher mastery.
4 .Enormous increased in the magical attack due to the stacking of passive skill of Element Amplification and Dragon Fury.
5. A lot of useful party member skills and buffs.
6. Able to cast magic faster than typical magician, +3 casting speed.
7. Save the hassles of meeting up the instructor in job advancement.

And the Con's of Evan:
1. Low Hp, just like the other magician class.
2. A lot of skills has a cool down time and it required a lot of attention to maximize the opportunity of casting.
3. Magic Guard is being nerfed to 70% damage absorption instead of the usual 80% by the adventurer's Magician.

And my verdict?
Definitely is a class that is worth playing. The magic damage is really insane after factoring in all the passive and active skills. Besides, it is pretty cool to have all the animated flashy attacking skills with an Onyx Dragon following you whenever you are. With the amount of the skills availability, I'm pretty sure that it will serve you as a challenge to master each of the skill.

Oh ya, I forgot to mention that the senior Evan that I met upon was a normal Evan that have some the ability point (AP) being distributed to luck (LUK). Only God knows, how strong will Evan be if it was created basely on pure intelligence (INT).

Are you getting excited and ready to be the first level 200 Evan in MapleSEA? Do you have what it takes to be a Dragon Master?

A special thanks to AsiaSoft Corporation for inviting me to the exclusive sneak peek event of Beta Testing of Evan class! It is an honor indeed to be chosen as one amongst the 5 best blogger in Maple community.

Official website Asiasoft Malaysia Corporation:

Official website MapleSea:

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