Progression Guide

For info on all the content in MapleStory, check out: https://www.grandislibrary.com/contents/level-content-guide

Quick Jumps:

Introduction:


Some brief advice before starting, do not worry much about dailies and bosses until you've reached Lv. 200 and have obtained your 5th Job Advancement. Focus mostly on training and filling up your equipment slots. When you have time, complete some pre-quests for important content. Some bosses you could try and fight pre-200 are Normal Zakum, Normal Hilla, Easy Magnus, Root Abyss, Easy/Normal Horntail, Normal Ranmaru, and Ursus

Additionally, all classes are going to be weak early on, especially if this is your first character. As you get closer to Lv. 200, monsters will hit you hard and they will be harder to defeat. Past Lv. 200, it does get easier but you'll need to fill up your equipment slots and start upgrading your equipment. Lastly, you probably won't get to the level where your class is as strong as the DPM charts suggest plus, DPM charts do not translate to the actual DPM while playing the game. Choose a class that you enjoy or seems enticing and go from there

Good luck on your Maple journey!!

Job Advancements:


Job Advancement

Most classes in the game have Job Advancements at Lv. 10, 30, 60, 100, and 200. These are referred to as your 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th Job Advancements. During your Job Advancement, you will gain new skills to use

To start your Job Advancement, open your Maple Guide, "U" by default, and you will see a button that says "Job Advancement Quest"

[Note]: Dual Blades have two additional Job Advancements at Lv. 20 and Lv. 45. They are a continuation of your 1st Job and 2nd Job Advancements and you will gain new skills at these levels

[Note]: Beast Tamers do not have Job Advancements and instead only unlock new skills by reaching a certain level and allocating enough SP into an animal tree. A common build path is Bear/Hawk/Cat. For mobbing or Legion, you can use Bear/Leopard/Cat instead

[Note]: Zero does not have Job Advancements and instead only unlock new skills by reaching certain levels

SP and AP Distribution:


Skill UISP UI

All newly created characters (except Beast Tamer) can max all of their 1st - 4th Job skills

A tip for allocating SP is to first put 1 point in everything and then start maxing skills that require the least SP to reach Master Level. Next, start maxing passives by prioritizing the least SP and ones that provide useful stats like %Final Damage, %Damage, %Max HP, or %Damage Reduction. Next, move onto buffs and then lastly attacks

For AP, you gain 5 AP every time you level up and most classes gain 5 AP for each Job Advancement from 1st to 4th. You do not need to worry about how to allocate your AP, instead just use Auto Assign for all your AP

[Note]: If you are playing Xenon, it is best to distribute your AP evenly between all 3 stats. You can easily do so by using the Auto Assign from 1st Job to 4th Job, the game will let you know when you've reached the requirement for the Multilateral skills. Past Lv. 200, you continue to evenly distribute your AP by referring to your current stats

[Note]: If you are creating an Explorer Pirate, you will have the choice between Auto Assigning to STR or DEX, choose STR only if you are creating a Buccaneer and DEX only if you are creating a Corsair

[Note]: If you are playing Dual Blade, their skills in 2nd Job and 3rd Job require special Mastery Books called Mastery Book Dual Blade [Dual Blade Training Book] to increase a Skill's Master Level which can be bought with Mesos from Taeha in Secret Garden Icon The Secret Garden Basement

[Note]: If you are playing Beast Tamer, you will only be able to max 2 animal tree and partially a third tree. An ideal build path is Bear/Hawk/Cat. For mobbing or Legion, you can use Bear/Leopard instead and allocate remaining points either into Hawk or Cat

Inner Ability:


Inner Ability

To unlock your Inner Ability, you need to be Lv. 50. You will find a quest in your Lightbulb tab on the left-hand side called "The Eye Opener"

Inner Abilities are special bonuses that add extra stats to your character. They work similarly to potentials and can be reset using Item Medal of Honor Boss Medal of Honor Item Honor EXP. Just like Potentials, there are different tiers, Rare, Epic, Unique, and Legendary. You can tier up by using Honor EXP to reset your Inner Ability but watch out, resetting can also drop your tier if you are above Epic. If you are starting out, you do not need to worry too much about it just yet. If you do have an excess of Honor EXP, you can start by resetting to reach Unique or Legendary Ability

Link Skills:


Link Manager

Link Skills are unique to each class and can be given to your other characters on the same world. Link Skills mostly come as passives but there are a few Active Link Skills too Once a character reaches Level 70, they can share their Link Skill with another character. When you Share your Link Skill, both characters will gain the effect of the Link Skill. Sometimes Link Skills may have different effects for the character with the linked version. Link Skills grow stronger at Level 120 (Skill Level 2) and most grow stronger again at Level 210 (Skill Level 3). Some Link Skills can stack increasing the strength of the Link Skill by linking the same Link Skill multiple times from different characters of the same class group

[Note]: If you do not see your Link Skill in the Link Manager, you may have to accept a quest in the Lightbulb tab on the left-hand side of the screen. If you still do not see it, try relogging For more info on Link Skills, check out: https://www.grandislibrary.com/contents/link-skills

Pocket Slot:


Pocket Slot is an additional equipment slot you can unlock to equip Pocket Items. To unlock the Pocket Slot, you will first need to reach Lv. 30 Charm in your Traits Stat

Traits are special stats that provide small bonuses to your character. To learn more about Traits, check out: https://maplestory.fandom.com/wiki/Traits

You can increase your Charm by using Cologne, Trait Boost Potions found in Event Shops, increasing your Fame level, wearing special equipment or Cash Items, or changing your hair

Once you've reached Lv. 30 Charm you will receive a quest in your Star Event Tab on the left-hand side from Big Headward in Henesys Hair Salon. You will be asked to bring a Rose Clipping that can be found by harvesting herbs or from the Auction House

Once unlocked, you can buy a regular Pocket Item from Nave in Henesys Market. There are also other special Pocket Items you can obtain but the most commonly used ones are dropped by bosses such as, Eqp Stone of Eternal Life Stone of Eternal Life from Hilla, Pink Holy Cup from Pink Bean, or Eqp Cursed Red Spellbook Cursed Spellbooks from Will

Gold Emblem


Emblem Item

At Lv. 100, most classes will get their Gold Emblem for free by accepting a quest in your Lightbulb tab on the left-hand side of the screen. Emblems are very important and easy to obtain equipment that should be obtained right away. Emblems are special like Weapons and Secondary Weapons in which they can obtain %Ignore DEF, and %Attack lines as potentials which are very important stats to have. However, Emblems cannot obtain %Boss Damage

[Note]: For Kaiser and Angelic Buster can buy their Emblem from Harpoon or Mayala

[Note]: For Xenon can buy their Emblem/Power Source from Edwin or Silbaron

Intense Power Crystals:


Intense Power Crystal Shop

Most bosses (excluding Gollux) drop [Intense Power Crystals] that can be sold for Mesos. The price of the Intense Power Crystal will vary based on how many players are in your party, the difficulty of the boss, and if the boss is daily or weekly

You can sell your Intense Power Crystals to the Collector found at MapIcon FreeMarket.png Free Market Entrance that can be accessed from any town by pressing the "Quick Move" button below the minimap. The Collector will only accept 60 Intense Power Crystals a week and resets on Thursdays 12am UTC

4th Job and Mastery Books:


In 4th Job, you will require Use Mastery Book 20 Use Mastery Book 30 [Mastery Books] (except for Cygnus Knights and Beast Tamers) to reach the Master Level of your skills. When you first reach 4th Job, you'll notice most of your skills' Master Level is 10. You will first need to use Use Mastery Book 20 [Mastery Book 20] for each required skill to unlock Master Level 20. Afterward, you'll need to use a Use Mastery Book 30 [Mastery Book 30] for skills that have a Master Level 30

To obtain Mastery Books, they are sold by Luna, Sly, Illiad, and Bung's Mama for 3,000,000/5,000,000 Mesos. You can also buy them from Etc Crusader Coins Wence, Etc Yggdrasil Rune Oko, and Etc Time Coin Cello (Zero Only) with special currencies. However, the best way to obtain Mastery Books is from Event Shops and from Theme Dungeons. Some Theme Dungeons reward you with Use Mastery Box [Mastery Boxes] that functions as either a Mastery Book 20 or 30

Here is a list of all the questlines that reward Use Mastery Box:

Additionally, as you reach 4th Job, you should start upgrading your equipment and Star Force them to 10 - 5 stars. It does not matter if the gear will be replaced, this will help you to fight monsters at an optimal pace

Hyper Skills + Hyper Stats


Hyper Active UIHyper Passive UI

At Lv. 140 you will unlock access to Hyper Skills and Hyper Stats. Hyper Skills have a passive and active category. Active Skills are unlocked at Lv. 140, 160, and 190. Passive Hyper Skills provide benefits to some of your 1st - 4th job skills. You gain a 1 SP for your Passive Hyper Skills at Lv. 140, 150, 165, 180 and 190 (total of 5 SP)

Hyper Stats UI

Hyper Stats are special stats such as %Crit Rate, %Crit Damage, %Ignore DEF, %Damage, and %Boss Damage that you can allocate points into to level up and gain stats for. As you level up a Hyper Stat, it will cost more to upgrade. You gain Hyper Stat Points every level and the amount you gain every level increase every 10 levels

Hyper Stats are very dependent on what you currently need at the moment rather than what is optimal for your class. Are you optimizing for bossing or mobbing? Do you need more damage? Crit Rate? To optimize your Hyper Stats for your current needs, I recommend you use the MapleStory Calculator created by MasteringGaming

For more info on Hyper Stats, check out: https://strategywiki.org/wiki/MapleStory/Hyper_Stats

Level 140 and Beyond:


Past this point, you will begin to notice you are struggling against monsters. At Lv. 140 you will have gained all your 4th Job SP. I recommend that you max all your skills along with Use Mastery Book 20 Use Mastery Book 30 [Mastery Books] before going any further

Additionally, take some time to fill up every equipment slot and Spell Trace everything if you are on Regular Servers. Be sure to Star Force everything as much as you can. A bare minimum of 5 Stars on everything but the best would be to have at least 10 Stars. As well, reveal all the potentials on your equipment and try to use cubes to reroll for some %Main Stat or Epic Potential

If you need help filling up your equipment slots, check out the Equipment Content section of this guide!

You can also check out https://www.grandislibrary.com/contents/upgrading-enhancing-equipment for info on upgrading and enhancing your equipment

Going forward, you do not need to worry much about dailies or bosses for now until you've reached Lv. 200. You can however try and fight some bosses in the < 2k Main Stat section of the Bosses part of this guide for Mesos, equipment, and Occult Cubes. Your main priority right now is leveling up and working towards filling up each equipment slot with Epic Potential gear

If you are struggling with Mesos, be sure to complete MapIcon MTour Maple Tour every day as the main reward is Mesos

5th Job Advancement:


Mandatory Requirements to accept 5th Job Quest:

  • 100 Star Force minimum total
  • 10 Star Force on Primary Weapon

Requirements to Job Advance:

  • After talking to the Memory Keeper and Temple Keeper, you'll receive a quest called "5th Job: Blessing of the Goddess". Once you've talked to all the Goddesses and completed their challenge, you can job advanced to 5th Job
  • Visit Henesys: Bowman Instructional School and press up on the Horizon Portal
    • Talk to "The Goddess of Maple World" to complete the quest
  • Visit Dark World Tree: Deserted Camp and press up on the Horizon Portal
    • After talking to the "Goddess of Tynerum", you must climb up near the top of the Dark World Tree to find a Horizon Portal on a random map
  • Visit Pantheon: Grand Temple Interior and press up on the Horizon Portal
    • After talking to the "Goddess of Grandis", you must defeat Magnus at any difficulty
      • I recommend defeating Easy Magnus
  • Each goddess will give you an Arcane Stone which you can charge up by fighting monsters. Once the stone has been charged, you can use it again to gain some EXP
    • You do not need to charge the stones up to Job Advance

After Advancement, obtaining an Arcane Symbol: Monsters in the Arcane River require a special force called Arcane Force (or Power) similar to Star Force to deal damage to the monsters in these areas which you gain from equipping Arcane Symbols

  • To obtain your Arcane Symbol, you must complete the quest "A Greater Power" located in your Lightbulb icon
  • [Note]: The symbol you obtain is not a real Arcane Symbol yet until you complete the Vanishing Journey storyline. In the meantime, you must complete the story with the limited Arcane Force you have
  • [Tip] If you are struggling to defeat the monsters, there is a Hyper Stat for Arcane Force, allocate some points temporarily until you get enough Arcane Force

5th Job V Matrix + Nodestones:


V Matrix

In 5th Job, you do not gain skills regularly like your previous Job Advancements. Instead, you have "Nodes" which contains a 5th Job Skill. You can equip these Nodes into your V Matrix to gain access to that Skill. To gain Nodes, you need to open Nodestone ItemNodestones that are obtained from monsters in the Arcane River, Vanishing Journey Weekly Quest, and Event Shops

Skill UI

To view your V Matrix, open up your Skill UI, "K" by default, and click to the "V" tab and press the "V Matrix" button at the top

You will notice you will have empty slots and locked slots. You gain additional slots as you level up your Character Level which will allow you to equip more Nodes and in turn more 5th Job Skills. Additionally, you can pay Mesos to unlock slots early. To equip a Node, double-click or drag them into an empty slot

All classes have their Main 5th Job Skills that are exclusive to that class. There are also 5th Job Skills exclusive to a certain Class Group like Explorers or Cygnus Knights. Lastly, there are Common 5th Job skills that are available to all classes

Enhancing NodeEnhance Single Node

You do not gain SP normally like your previous Job Advancements to level up your skills. Instead, you will need to enhance your Nodes to increase a skill's level. Each Node will have a Rank and EXP associated with it. To enhance a Node, you will need copies of the same Node to gain enough EXP to rank up. Upgrading a Node's Rank will increase the associated skill's level

There are 3 types of Nodes:

Skill Nodes: These contain the main 5th Job Skills themselves

  • A Skill Node has a max Rank of 25 or Master Level of is 25 (30 with Matrix Points)
  • Only one copy of a Skill Node can be equipped at once

Boost Nodes: These are passives that increase the %Final Damage of your 1st - 4th Job Skills. They also provide different bonuses based on the Skill Level of the node such as extra %Crit Rate or %Ignore DEF

  • Each Boost Node will enhance 3 different Skills. When you hover over a boost node in your V Matrix, the Main Skill that is used for leveling up a Boost Node will be the skill at the top. You will need multiple Boost Nodes with the same Main Skill to upgrade a Boost Node
  • Each Boost Node has a max Rank of 25 but each boosted skill can reach a Master Level of 50 (60 with Matrix Points) by equipping two Boost Nodes that boost the same skill

Special Nodes: These nodes provide a special effect that trigger once you've fulfilled a specific requirement

  • They cannot be leveled up and have a timed duration and will disappear
  • It is best to disassemble these nodes for Node Shards that are used to craft new Nodes
Matrix Points

Each time your character levels up, you gain a Matrix Point. Matrix Points are used to raise a Node's Rank but they are tied to the Node Slots themselves instead of the Node. Each slot can allocate up to 5 additional Ranks for a Node. This means each Skill Node or Boost Node can reach a max Rank of 30. You can assign your Matrix Points in the V Matrix by pressing the "Slot Enhancement" button on the right

Node MasterV Upgrade UI

To enhance your Nodes, you will need to talk to a Node Master such as Archelle in Nameless Town. To start, right-click a Node you want to enhance. Using copies of the same Node you are trying to enhance, you consume the extra Nodes to the gain EXP required to level up a Node. As mentioned previously, to enhance Boost Nodes, you need Nodes with the same Main Skill. All Nodes have a max Rank of 25 meaning each Node provides 25 Skill Levels for a skill

To gain additional Nodes, you will need to open Nodestones which will give you a random Node for your class. You can obtain Nodestones from monster drops in the Arcane River, from the Weekly Quest in Vanishing Journey, and from Events. Additionally, there is a special Nodestone called [Experience Nodestone] which when opened provides an EXP Node that can be used on any Node as EXP. These Nodestones are only obtainable from Events

Disassemble NodeNode Crafting

Another way to gain more Nodes is by Nodecrafting. To craft Nodes, you will need Node Shards which are obtained from disassembling unwanted Nodes at a Node Master. To start, click on the "Nodecrafting" button and then click on a Node you want to craft and then press the "Craft" button. Don't press the Craft Nodestone button as you will get a Nodestone instead!

[Note]: When crafting Boost Nodes, you can choose the Main Skill for that Node by choosing the desired skill in the Nodecrafting UI

Legion System


Legion BoardLegion Legend

A system that is unlocked when you have either a total of 500 levels within your World from your characters or have reached Lv. 200 and completed the 5th Job Advancement. You can assign your characters onto a grid to provide bonuses to all your characters in your World

You will see there is a "Total Level", this is based on your 40 highest level characters. This is also referred to as your "Legion Level". The higher your Legion Level the more characters you can assign to your grid. To increase the amount of characters you can assign, you also need to give your Etc Legion Coin [Legion Coins] to Dame Appropriation. Legion Coins are gained passively based on your characters currently assigned to the grid

Legion Coins are also used to buy special items from Squire Pancho Sanza such as Use Legion's Expertise [EXP Booster], Use Legion's Luck [Drop Rate Booster], Use Legion's Wealth [Meso Rate Booster], Use Epic Potential Scroll [Epic Potential Scrolls], Use Master Craftsman's Cube [Master Craftsman's Cube], Use Bonus Potential Scroll [Bonus Potential Scrolls] and Use Powerful Rebirth Flame [Powerful Rebirth Flames]

Reward Points + Maple Rewards Shop:


Reward Points are a special currency used in the Cash Shop at the Maple Rewards Shop or to apply a 30% discount to certain Cash Shop purchases. The discount, however, is very limited so Reward Points are usually only used to buy items from the Maple Rewards Shop

Reward Points expire at the end of the next month that the points were obtained. So if you obtained some Reward Points in August, the points would expire on September 30th

The Maple Rewards Shop contains a variety of Cash Shop items available for purchase with Reward Points. You can only buy a set amount of each item per month per account, and the items restock every month. Certain items are not available in Reboot Servers since you can already buy them with Mesos or are related to upgrading/scrolling

Some notable items in the shop are:

Some ways to obtain Reward Points are:

  • Defeating bosses and completing a quest in the pink giftbox tab on the left-hand side of the screen
    • The giftbox should have stars on it and a "C" with a ribbon
    • The quests are automatically accepted each day, you just need to remember to hand it in or else it will not reset
  • Monster Collection Explorations
  • Playing MapleStory M, the mobile game
  • Fairy Bros Daily Gift Reward

Auction House in Regular Servers:


Auction House

Auction House in Regular Servers allows you to buy and sell items to other Maplers. You can buy anything from equipment, potions, to cosmetic items like chairs and cash clothing. As well, you can also buy Wonderberry pets here that pick up items for you

Auction House Button

Important Content:


  • [Regular Servers] Spell Tracing: Using Etc Spell Trace Spell Traces, you can upgrade your gear to gain more stats
    • [Reboot]: Can be sold for Mesos
  • Star Forcing: Enhancements that provide bonus stats depending on the amount of Star Force that is on an item
  • [Lv. 35] Professions / Crafting: Crafting may be important if you cannot find any new gear for your level. It is an easy and useful way to obtain equipment for your level
    • [Special Rebirth Flames] and [Special Cubes] can also be crafted using Professions
    • [Traits Stats]: You can also find your Traits that grant your character small bonuses in your Professions UI
  • [Lv. 50] Inner Ability: Bonuses that add extra stats to your character. They work similar to potentials and can be reset using Use Medal of Honor Use Boss Medal of Honor Honor EXP
  • [Lv. 70] Link Skills: Class-Unique skill that can be shared with another character in your world
  • [Lv. 100+] Star Force Maps: Special maps that require you to have a certain amount of Star Force Enhancements on your equipment to deal damage to monsters. Monsters here have more HP but in return give more EXP
    • [Note]: If this is your first time playing, training in these areas may be difficult as they are a lot stronger than normal monsters! If you are up for the challenge, try training here. Be sure to be appropriately geared up though
  • MapIcon MonsterPark [Lv. 105+] Monster Park: Completing Monster Park will reward you with a considerable amount of EXP and Etc Monster Park Commemorative Coin [Monster Park Commemorative Coin] to use in a special shop
    • Great for early levels as you gain a lot of EXP
    • Special shop sells special potions Use Extreme Red Potion Use Extreme Green Potion Use Extreme Blue Potion Use Extreme Gold Potion that are transferable within your account (given same World) that grant useful buffs for training
    • Completing Monster Park 77 times for each day of the week will reward you a special Eqp Seven Day Monster Parker [Medal] that gives +10% Ignore Enemy Defence
  • MapIcon MTour [Lv. 105+] Maple Tour: Completing Maple Tour will reward you with Mesos and [Maple Tour Coins] to buy special items at Maple Tour
    • [Reboot Important]: In Reboot servers, the amount of Mesos rewarded is increased and is considered a main activity because of this!
    • Provides some decent money to start out with and can be completed fairly quickly each day
  • MapIcon VanLeon [Lv.125+] [Reboot] Von Leon: Eqp Marx Von Leon Battle SuitRoyal Von Leon equipment dropped by Von Leon is useful for Reboot progression!
    • Equipment is considered a Boss Item, it will gain additional Bonus Stats compared to normal equipment
  • MapIcon ShangHaiCN [Lv. 140] [Reboot] The Far East (Yu Garden): Provides an easy source to [Epic Potential Scrolls] in Reboot Servers
  • [SPECIAL] Legion System: A system that is unlocked when you have either a total of 500 levels within your World from your characters or have reached Lv. 200 and completed the 5th Job Advancement. You can assign your characters onto a grid to provide bonuses to all your characters in your World. Additionally, you will passively gain Etc Legion Coin [Legion Coins] to use to buy items from Squire Pancho Sanza
    • Notable Items: Use Legion's Expertise [EXP Booster], Use Legion's Luck [Drop Rate Booster], Use Legion's Wealth [Meso Rate Booster], Use Epic Potential Scroll [Epic Potential Scrolls], Use Master Craftsman's Cube [Master Craftsman's Cube], Use Bonus Potential Scroll [Bonus Potential Scrolls] and Use Powerful Rebirth Flame [Powerful Rebirth Flames]

Important Questlines to Complete:


Questlines here unlock access to bosses or reward worthwhile equipment

Equipment Content:


Lv. 10 - 120:

Lv. 120+:

Boss Armor:

  • Considered a Boss Item for Flames/Bonus Stats
  • Considered the main gear to strive because they are Boss Items

Boss Accessories:

Progression towards Midgame:


For info on upgrading and enhancing gear check out: https://www.grandislibrary.com/contents/upgrading-enhancing-equipment

Spell Tracing in Regular Servers:


For regular servers, be sure to upgrade all your gear with at least 70% Spell Tracing so that you can start Star Forcing your gear as well. On average, 70% Spell Tracing provides an optimal amount of stats compared to just 100% Spell Tracing your equipment

In Reboot Servers, Spell Traces are useless and can be sold to NPCs for extra Mesos

Equipment EnhanceEnhance Button

You can open the Equipment Enchant menu for Spell Tracing and Star Forcing by either pressing "O" by default or through your inventory by pressing the red button with a hammer

Some ways to obtain Spell Traces are:

  • Monster drops
  • Surprise Missions
  • Inferno Wolf + Pollo/Frito Missions
  • Etc Crusader Coins Crusader Coin shop

Spell Trace Fever:

Spell Trace Fever

Occasionally on Regular Servers, there are special events that take place where Spell Trace enhancements have a higher success rate. These are the best times to upgrade equipment you plan to invest a lot of time into. Unless you are planning to perfect a piece of equipment, you do not need to wait for this event to start Spell Tracing

50% Off Spell Tracing:

Occasionally on Regular Servers, during Sunny Sundays, there are events where Spell Tracing will cost half the amount. This is a good time to use Spell Traces on (Ark) Innocence Scrolls or Clean Slates but, Spell Trace Fever is much better still because of the increased rates. Also, using regular 10% Clean Slates and 50% Innocence Scrolls will probably be more cost-effective than using the Spell Tracing versions

Star Forcing:


Star Force Example

Once you have consumed all upgrade slots, you may star force/enhance your gear. In Reboot, there are no upgrade slots, so you just star force/enhance instead. Star Forcing costs Mesos that grants increased stats on success

A recommended amount of stars you want for each piece of equipment is around 10 - 12 stars early on but optimally all gear at 12 stars

Occasionally there are events with shops that sell [Star Enhancement Scrolls] which sets an equipment's Star Force to the said amount. There is normally one that enhances your gear to 15-stars that you can get from events if you do not have enough Mesos to Star Force. Past 15 stars, equipment start to see a clear difference from equipment with fewer stars

30% Star Force Discount:

Occasionally on Sunny Sundays, there is an event where Star Forcing prices are discounted by 30%. These are the best times to Star Force if you are trying to reach above 15 stars. If you are just Star Forcing regularly to 12 stars, you do not need to wait for this to happen

5/10/15 Star Force 100%:

Occasionally on Sunny Sundays, there is an event where enhancing to 5, 10, or 15 Star Force, the success rate is guaranteed. This is also a good time to try reaching to 15 stars but is not necessary to start Star Forcing your gear

1+1 Event:

Occasionally on Sunny Sundays, there is an event where for every Star Force enhancement below 10 Stars, you gain 2 stars. This is also a good time to try reaching to 15 stars since you essentially only need to keep trying from 12 Stars, but is not necessary to start Star Forcing your gear

Bonus Stats:


For now you do not need to worry too much about Bonus Stats and Rebirth Flames. If you do obtain a special rebirth flame, feel free to use it on anything or on regular servers, you can sell them (if tradeable)

Some nice stats to reroll into is your Main Stat, %All Stat, %Boss Damage or Attack/Magic Attack


Some reasons that make certain items better than others (or best-in-slot) include:

  • Level Requirement of gear, higher the level, the better
    • Level also affects the scaling of Bonus Stats
  • Base Attack value & base stats
    • Higher attack results in higher attack scaling on flames/bonus stats
  • Amount of Star Force that can be obtained ( best being 25 stars)
    • This is tied to the level requirement of the gear - higher level, more stars
    • This is the most important factor
  • Potential lines that can be obtained
    • This is tied to the level requirement of the gear - higher level, better lines
    • Ex. Higher level potentials provide more %Stat than lower level potentials
  • Is a Boss Item / KMS Item
    • These items can obtain higher tiers of Bonus Stats than non-KMS items
  • Set bonus effect

Transfer Hammer:


Transfer Hammer UI

Transfer Hammer is a system that allows you to transfer Star Force, Potentials, Bonus Potentials, and Soul Weapon from one equipment to another (with restrictions). The following will not be transferred, Scrolled Stats and Bonus Stats. Additionally, you will lose one Star Force while transferring and any potentials above Epic will be dropped down to Epic Potential. You can only transfer equipment up to 10 levels apart of each other. For equipment below Lv. 100, you can transfer up to 20 levels apart

Some requirements for Transfer Hammering is that the piece of equipment must have at least 1 Star Force, cannot be Superior Gear (such as Tyrants) and must be the same equipment type (regardless of job group). Overalls can be counted towards both as a top or bottom and vice versa

In regular servers, any remaining upgrade slots will be filled by 100% Spell Traces for free. You can choose which stat you want the upgrades to be. I recommend that you already Upgrade/Spell Trace the Transferring Item first if you do not want the 100% Spell Trace stats

Transfer Hammer is most useful early game for obtaining Epic Potential gear by obtaining Eqp Purple Senior Cap Eqp Purple Senior Gloves Eqp Purple Senior Shoes Eqp Purple Senior Suit Lv. 60 Purple Senior Equipment which is guaranteed to be Epic Potential and transferring it all the way up to your desired gear. Purple Senior gear also has a cheaper cost to reroll the potential compared to higher level gear

Transfer Hammer Button

To begin Transfer Hammering, you can access the UI from your Inventory by pressing the blue hammer icon For more info on Transfer Hammer, check out: https://strategywiki.org/wiki/MapleStory/Transfer_Hammer

Epic Potential Gear and so on:


Early game you want to have all your gear at least 9% Main Stat and Epic Potential. You will also be wanting to be working towards Unique Potential gear. Your main focus for this would be to try and get your Weapon, Secondary Weapon, and Emblem to unique first as their potentials can provide special stats like %Attack/Magic Attack, %Ignore DEF and %Boss Damage unlike the rest of your gear. As a note, do not keep %Damage lines as they do not provide as much as a boost as the other potential lines do

Additionally, be sure all your equipment have 3 lines of potential instead of 2. Use Gold Potential Stamp [Gold Potential Stamp] to unlock a 3rd line if needed

Do not be afraid to use expiring [Master Craftsman's Cubes] as it's better to use them than waste it. As well, take that risk of rerolling your "okay" potentials for "great" potentials as they are easily replaceable (unless you have that 36% main stat)

Some ways to obtain Epic Potential Scrolls are:

  • [Reboot] Yu Garden shop
  • [Regular] Auction House
  • Event Shops
  • Elite Bosses
  • Pollo/Fritto Missions + Inferno Wolf
  • Legion System

Some ways to obtain Gold Potential Stamps are:

  • [Regular] Auction House
  • Event Shops
  • Elite Bosses
  • Pollo/Fritto Missions + Inferno Wolf
  • Legion System

Some ways to obtain Master Craftsman's Cubes are:

  • Crafting
  • Harvesting from Mysterious Veins / Herbs
  • Commerci Voyages
  • Bosses
  • Pollo/Frito Missions + Inferno Wolf
  • Surprise Mission

[ < 2k Main Stat] Earlygame Bosses:


Bosses listed are in a sort of easiest to hardest order but don't be afraid to try them out yourself. The amount of Main Stat listed is just a safe recommendation, your class may be able to defeat a boss with lower stat if you have the damage or the right mechanics

As well, it should be noted, a better, more general guide would be to consider which floor you can reach in Mu Lung Dojo although neither is perfectly accurate. The best way to check if you can defeat a boss is by trying, especially in Practice Mode when applicable

To view bosses by Dojo floors, check out: https://i.imgur.com/9u2Z6vq.png

[ > 3k Main Stat] Earlygame Bosses:


  • Mushroom Shrine Icon Gigatoad
    • Source of Etc Intense Power Crystal [Intense Power Crystal]
    • Normal Mode and Above Rewards: Eqp Terminus WeaponEqp Terminus WeaponEqp Terminus Weapon[Terminus Weapons], Eqp Elemental Staff 1Eqp Elemental Staff 2[Elemental Staves], Toad Pet Coupon [(30 Day) Toad Pet Coupon], Ninja Castle Damage Skin [Damage Skin]
    • Frenzied Mode Only Rewards: Clean Slate Scroll[Clean Slate Scroll], EXP Accumulation Potion Recipe [EXP Accumulation Potion Recipe], Wealth Acquisition Potion Recipe [Wealth Acquisition Potion Recipe], Use Soul Shard [Soul Shard], Golden Toad Sculpture [Golden Toad Sculpture]
    • Golden Toad Sculpture [Golden Toad Sculpture] is used for trading for items from Princess Yuzume

[ > 5k Main Stat] Earlygame Bosses:


[ > 8k Main Stat] Earlygame Bosses:


[ > 12k Main Stat] Midgame Bosses:


[ > 14k Main Stat] Midgame Bosses:


Recommended to have at least >%90 IED and >200% Boss Damage for bosses beyond this point

[ > 20k Main Stat] Midgame Bosses:


Tier I Endgame Bosses:


Bosses beyond this point are not meant to be soloable and are more party-oriented bosses. As well, beyond this point, bosses will be separated by tiers as there is no good recommended stat indicators for the reasons mentioned earlier.

Tier II Endgame Bosses:


Tier III Endgame Bosses:


Daily / Weekly Quests:


A majority of Daily and Weekly Quests are mostly done at Lv. 200+. Characters pre-200 do not need to worry about these quests as much

  • Lil Wonky Pet [Lv. Any] [Daily] Fairy Bros Daily Gift: Defeat 300 enemies around you level each day to obtain a free check-in gift
    • There are a total of 28 check-ins and your check-ins reset every month
    • Once you've reached 300 enemies, a pop up will appear shortly, if not, you can try opening up the Fairy Bros UI
    • To open the Fairy Bros UI, click on the green icon with a check mark on the bottom right and then click on "Daily Gift"
      • If you don't see the icons, try pressing "]" by default
  • MapIcon MonsterPark [Lv. 105+] [Daily] Monster Park: Completing Monster Park will reward you with a considerable amount of EXP and Etc Monster Park Commemorative Coin [Monster Park Commemorative Coins] to use in a special shop
    • Great for early levels as you gain a lot of EXP
    • Special shop sells special potions Use Extreme Red Potion Use Extreme Green Potion Use Extreme Blue Potion Use Extreme Gold Potionthat are transferable within your account (given same World) that grant useful buffs for training
    • Completing Monster Park 77 times for each day of the week will reward you a Eqp Seven Day Monster Parker [Best-in-Slot for Bossing Medal] that gives +10% Ignore Enemy Defence
  • MapIcon MTour [Lv. 105+] [Daily] Maple Tour: Completing Maple Tour will reward you with Mesos and [Maple Tour Coins] to buy special items at Maple Tour
  • MapIcon ShangHaiCN [Lv. 140+] [Reboot] [Daily] The Far East (Yu Garden): Completing The Far East storyline will unlock Daily Quests
    • Main Reward: Use Epic Potential Scroll [Epic Potential Scrolls] in Reboot Servers only
  • MapIcon Road of Vanishing [Lv. 200+] [Daily] Arcane River - Vanishing Journey: Completing the Vanishing Journey storyline will unlock Daily Quests
    • Main Reward: Eqp Arcane Symbol Vanishing Journey [Arcane Symbols]
  • MapIcon Road of Vanishing [Lv. 200+] [Weekly] Arcane River - Vanishing Journey: Completing the Vanishing Journey Daily twice each will reward you with Nodestones
  • MapIcon Road of Vanishing [Lv. 200+] [Daily PQ] Erda Spectrum: Unlocked once you complete the Vanishing Journey storyline. Can be done in parties of 1 to 3. There are 2 stages and the objective to help Nina conduct research in several different areas
    • Main Reward: Eqp Arcane Symbol Vanishing Journey [Arcane Symbols]
  • MapIcon ChewChew [Lv. 210+] [Daily] Arcane River - Chu Chu Island: Completing storyline will unlock access to a Party Quest and Daily Quests
    • Main Reward: Eqp Arcane Symbol Chu Chu Island [Arcane Symbols]
  • MapIcon ChewChew [Lv. 210+] [Daily PQ] Hungry Muto: Unlocked once you complete the Chu Chu Island storyline. Can be done in parties of 1 to 4. The main objective is to collect ingredients from monsters to create dishes to feed Muto
    • Main Reward: Eqp Arcane Symbol Chu Chu Island [Arcane Symbols]
  • MapIcon Lacheln [Lv. 220+] [Daily] Arcane River - Lachelein: Completing the storyline will unlock access to Dream Defender, Daily Quests
    • Main Rewards: Eqp Arcane Symbol Lachelein [Arcane Symbols]
  • MapIcon Lacheln [Lv. 220+] [Daily] Dream Defender: This activity cannot be done in a party and must be done alone. The objective is to protect Music Boxes from becoming corrupted. If they become corrupted, you must free them by attacking it
    • Main Rewards: Etc Dream Coin [Dream Coins]
      • Etc Dream Coin can be exchanged for Eqp Arcane Symbol Lachelein [Arcane Symbols]
      • Once you have completed all your runs of Dream Defender you can talk to the five ranking NPCs in Lachelein for extra Etc Dream Coin[Dream Coins]
  • MapIcon Arcana [Lv. 225+] [Daily] Arcane River - Arcana: Completing the storyline will unlock access to Spirit Savior and Daily Quests
    • Main Rewards: Eqp Arcane Symbol Arcana [Arcane Symbols]
  • MapIcon Arcana [Lv. 225+] [Daily] Spirit Savior: This activity cannot be done in a party and must be done alone. The objective is to save Rock Spirits that have been kidnapped while avoiding an evil spirit that chases you
  • MapIcon Morass [Lv. 230+] [Daily] Morass: Completing the storyline here unlocks Daily Quests for this area
    • Main Rewards: Eqp Arcane Symbol Morass[Arcane Symbols]
  • MapIcon esfera [Lv. 235+] [Daily] Esfera: Completing the storyline here unlocks Daily Quests for this area
    • Main Rewards: Eqp Arcane Symbol Esfera [Arcane Symbols]
  • MapIcon Moonbridge [Lv. 245+] [Daily] Tenebris: Completing the storyline in Moonbridge unlocks Daily Quests for this region
    • More daily quests are available once Labyrinth of Suffering and Limina storylines have been completed
    • Main Rewards: Etc Spark of Determination [Spark of Determination]
  • MapIcon Cernium [Lv. 260+] [Daily] Cernium: Completing the storyline here unlocks Daily Quests for this area
    • Main Rewards: Eqp Sacred Symbol Cernium [Sacred Symbols]
  • MapIcon Cernium [Lv. 265+] [Daily] Burning Cernium: Completing the storyline here unlocks Daily Quests for this area
    • Main Rewards: Eqp Sacred Symbol Cernium [Sacred Symbols]
  • [Lv. 270+] [Daily] Hotel Arcus: Completing the storyline here unlocks Daily Quests for this area
    • Main Rewards: [Sacred Symbols]

Optional:

Training Maps:


World Map

To find a certain map or monster listed here, open your World Map (W by default) and search for the desired item on the right-hand side. Clicking on the item you want will direct you to the map which will start blinking

Arcane River - Vanishing Journey + Reverse City [Recommended Level: 200 - 212]

Arcane River - Chu Chu Island + Yum Yum Island [Recommended Level: 210 - 222]

Arcane River - Lachelein [Recommended Level: 220 - 225]

Arcane River - Arcana [Recommended Level: 225 - 250]

Arcane River - Morass [Recommended Level: 230 - 235]

Arcane River - Esfera [Recommended Level: 235 - 250]

Arcane River - Moonbridge + Labyrinth of Suffering [Recommended Level: 245 - 255]

Arcane River - Limina [Recommended Level: 255 - 275]

Theme Dungeons:


Quests:


Lightbulb Quests:


The quests found in your "Maple Mailbox" or the Lightbulb icon on the left-hand side may be overwhelming with the number of quests available. Here will be a list of quests and which ones are more important compared to others. If you do not see a certain quest, it may be tied to your class' storyline. These can be skipped by most classes. But, Explorer classes, Hoyoung, and Adele gain special rewards though from their class' storyline so, it should not be skipped. Quests with the label [Required] should also be completed

Recommended Quests:

  • (Lv. 33) Have you learned about pets? - Tutorial quest explaining pets. Rewards you with a free 3-day pet
  • (Lv. 35) The Professional - A quest to start unlocking Professions, MapleStory's crafting system
  • (Lv. 50) The Eye Opener - Unlocks your Inner Ability
  • (Lv. 70) [Link Skill] Teaching Link Skill - Explains Link Skills and unlocks your Link Skill for some classes
  • (Lv. 90) [Silent Crusade] A Cry for Help - Completing this storyline unlocks access to MapIcon Akairum Arkarium (but cannot be fought until Lv. 140). You can access the Silent Crusade UI from a HotKey found in your keyboard shortcuts at the bottom by pressing "\"
    • Main Rewards: Setup Superior Hunter [Titles], Eqp Silent Crusade Champion[Medals], Eqp Silent Crusader Belt Eqp Veteran Crusader Shoulder Eqp Veteran Crusader Pendant [Veteran Crusader Gear], Eqp Mystic Belt Eqp Mystic Earrings Eqp Mystic Pendant Eqp Mystic Face Accessory Eqp Mystic Eye Accessory [Mystic Gear]
  • (Lv. 90) To Pantheon - Completing this storyline unlocks access to the boss MapIcon Magnus Magnus (cannot be fought until Lv. 155) and daily quests for Etc Shadowdealer Coin Shadowdealer Coins which can be used as currency for a special shop
    • Normal and Hard Magnus cannot be fought until Lv. 155+
  • (Lv. 100) [Ursus] Rumors of The Mighty - Quest to get started with Ursus, an important boss in Reboot for Mesos. Provides a quick explanation to the boss
    • Main Reward: [Mesos]
  • (Lv. 100) [Mushroom Shrine Tales] Kino Konoko's Request - Completing this storyline rewards you Eqp Wings of Fate [Wings of Fate] which give some pretty good stats but may be tedious to obtain since the story is quite long
    • This cape may be useful for gear progression in Reboot if you do want to obtain it
  • (Lv. 105) [Maple Tour] Lulu Spinel's Request - Quest to get started with Maple Tour, an important activity in Reboot for Mesos. Provides a quick explanation to Maple Tour
    • Main Reward: [Mesos]
  • (Lv. 105) [Monster Park] Monster Park Grand Re-opening - Quest to get started with Monster Park, a special dungeon area that provides EXP when completed
  • (Lv. 110) [MONAD: The First Omen] An Old Woman's Letter - A long storyline with multiple acts
    • Monad may be difficult, I recommend trying out Monad at a higher level or else you may get stuck or die a lot
    • Additionally provides a decent amount of EXP and a great title, Invincible Hero of the Snowfield [Title] for defeating Julieta without dying
    • Act 1 Rewards: Eqp Kaptafel Hat [Kaptafel Hat Transformation Coupon], Use Eyeful's Equipment Trading Coupon[Equipment Box]
    • Act 2 Rewards: Skill Shrelephant Mount [Mount], Eqp Alika's Knight[Medal], Use Eyeful's Equipment Trading Coupon[Equipment Box]
    • Act 3 Rewards: [Chair], Eqp Savior of Abrup[Medal], Use Eyeful's Equipment Trading Coupon[Equipment Box]
  • (Lv. 115) [Easy Magnus] Magnus Simulator - Short dialogue quest that unlocks access to Easy Magnus
  • (Lv. 115) [Papulatus] The Light of Chaos - Starts the pre-quests for the boss Papulatus
  • (Lv. 120) Call of Princess Sakuno: Stop Mori Ranmaru! - Short dialogue quest that unlocks access to the boss Mori Ranmori
  • (Lv. 120) [Black Heaven] For Maple World - A long storyline with multiple Acts. Completing Black Heaven will unlock access to the boss Mobicon Lotus (2)Lotus (but cannot be fought until Lv. 190)
    • Completing this on one character will unlock access to Lotus for all your characters in the same world
    • Act 2 Rewards: Eqp Ace of the Alliance [Medal], Setup Hanging with Neinheart Chair [Chair]
    • Act 4 Rewards: Eqp Android Helmet [Hat]
    • Act 6 Rewards: Eqp Maple World Savior [Medal], Skill Orchid's Support Mount Skill Athena Pierce's Support Mount [Choice of 1 mount (lasts 30 days)]
  • (Lv. 135) [Heroes] Feelings of Misfortune - A long storyline with multiple acts where you get to play as the five Heroes of Maple (Mercedes, Phantom, etc.)
    • Completing Act 4 will unlock access to MapIcon fallenWorldTree Damien (but cannot be fought until Lv. 190)
      • You do not need to do the other 3 acts
      • Completing this on one character will unlock access to Damien for all your characters in the same world
    • Completing all Acts twice will grant Setup Heroes Cube Chair - Evan [Chair]
    • Act 1 Rewards: Setup Heroes Cube Chair - Aran [Chair]
    • Act 1.5 Rewards: Setup Heroes Cube Chair - Shade [Chair]
    • Act 2 Rewards: Setup Heroes Cube Chair - Phantom [Chair]
    • Act 3 Rewards: Setup Heroes Cube Chair - Mercedes [Chair]
    • Act 4 Rewards: Setup Heroes Cube Chair - Luminous [Chair]
  • (Lv. 140) [Hieizan Temple] Regards, Takeda Shingen - Pre-quests to unlocking access to the boss Princess No
  • (Lv. 140) [Temple of Time] Path to the Past - Pre-quests to unlocking access to Pink Bean
  • (Lv. 160) [Masteria Epic] Lost Hero's Call - A long storyline with multiple acts where you learn the history behind Masteria's past. The storyline may be quite long but you get the best Eqp Antellion Guardianmedal in the game currently as a reward
  • (Lv. 180) [Gollux] The Cracks of Corruption - Short dialogue quest that unlocks access to the boss Gollux
  • (Lv. 190) [Haven] A New Home - Pre-quests to unlock access to Weekly Quests in the Scrapyard
  • (Lv. 190) [Dark World Tree] Those Who Remain - Pre-quests to unlock access to Weekly Quests in the Dark World Tree
  • (Lv. 200) [The Asura Crisis] Back to Momijigaoka - Pre-quests to unlocking access to the boss Akechi Mitsuhide

Theme Dungeon Starting Quests:

Quests labeled in orange are recommended, in green are optional, in white are skippable

The Lv. 30 Theme Dungeons are recommended as completing 2 and a half theme dungeons is enough to reach Lv. 60 to complete your 3rd Job Advancement. Theme Dungeons between Lv. 60 - 120 are completely optional (except for Lion King's Castle) as grinding is much faster and less tedious at these levels. They can be done if you dislike grinding but you will not gain as many levels compared to Lv. 30 - 60

  • (Lv. 30) [Riena Strait] Get it Strait - Theme Dungeon, provides good EXP for Lv. 30 - 59 with scaling monster levels
  • (Lv. 30) [Theme Dungeon] Ellinel Fairy Academy - Theme Dungeon, provides good EXP for Lv. 30 - 59 with scaling monster levels
  • (Lv. 30) [Gold Beach] A Golden Opportunity - Theme Dungeon, provides good EXP for Lv. 30 - 59 with scaling monster levels
    • Main Rewards: [1 mil Mesos], Etc Spell Trace [Spell Traces], Eqp Octopus Earrings [Earrings] and Eqp Beach Bum [Medal]
  • (Lv. 30) [Elodin] Anne's Plea for Help - Theme Dungeon, provides good EXP for Lv. 30 - 59 with scaling monster levels
    • Main Rewards: Eqp Elodin Bird Dog [Medal], Etc Spell Trace [Spell Traces]
  • (Lv. 60) [Mushroom Castle] Mushking's Summons - Theme Dungeon
  • (Lv. 75) [The Afterlands] A Cry for Help - Theme Dungeon that provides free permanent totems useful for progression. The storyline, however, can be glitchy and tedious which is why it is left as optional
  • (Lv. 95) [Ellin Forest] Invitation to Ellin Forest - Theme Dungeon
  • (Lv. 115) [Lion King's Castle] Desolate Castle - Theme Dungeon that also unlocks access to the boss Von Leon after completing it
    • [Reboot Recommended] - Royal Von Leon equipment dropped by Von Leon is useful for Reboot progression
    • Main Rewards: Eqp Heart of a Lion [Medal], Use Mastery Box [Mastery Book Box]
  • (Lv. 120) [Fantasy Theme World] Dylan's Story - Theme Dungeon
  • (Lv. 125) [Korean Folk Town] A Letter from the Library - Theme Dungeon
    • Rewards: Eqp Like Clouds and Winds [Medal], Use Mastery Box[Mastery Box]
  • (Lv. 130) [Crimsonheart] To Grendel's Library - Theme Dungeon
    • Main Rewards: Eqp Crimsonheart Savior [Medal], Use Mastery Box[Mastery Box]
  • (Lv. 130) [Golden Temple] Noi More Tourists - Theme Dungeon
  • (Lv. 135) [Partem Ruins] Dark Prophecy - Theme Dungeon
    • Main Rewards: Eqp Blazing Hot [Medal], Use Mastery Box[Mastery Box]
  • [Reboot Recommended] (Lv. 140) Finding Tomo - Quest to get started with the Yu Garden (The Far East) Theme Dungeon
    • Main Reward: Use Epic Potential Scroll [Epic Potential Scrolls (Reboot Only)]
  • (Lv. 140) [Commerci Republic] Neinheart's Calls - Theme Dungeon that also unlocks access to Commerci Trade Voyages and Transposing after reaching San Commerci
  • (Lv. 140) The Dragon and the Tiger - Theme Dungeon
  • (Lv. 145) [Kerning Tower] Kerning Tower Grand Opening - Theme Dungeon
    • Main Reward: Eqp Jackpot Entertainment Co-CEO [Medal]
  • (Lv. 150) [Stone Colossus] A Giant of a Rumor - Theme Dungeon
    • Main Rewards: Eqp Colossal [Medal],[Mount], Eqp Halflinger Expedition Badge [Badge]
  • (Lv. 175) [Detective Rave's Case Notes] Free Luxury Tour! - Theme Dungeon
    • Main Rewards: Eqp Detective Rave's Honorary Assistant [Medal]
  • (Lv. 185) [Fox Valley] Leaf Plane to Adventure - Theme Dungeon
    • Main Rewards: Eqp Fox Point Ranger [Medal]

Optional Quests:

  • (Lv. 10) Do you know about Maple Guide? - Tutorial quest explaining Maple Guide
  • (Lv. 20) Do you know about Spell Enhancements? - Tutorial quest explaining Spell Tracing
  • (Lv. 20) Do you know about Star Force Enhancements? Tutorial quest explaining Star Forcing
  • (Regular Server only) (Lv. 33) Mysterious Merchant Matilda - Tutorial quest explaining Matilda, an NPC that sells [AP Reset Scrolls], [SP Reset Scrolls], [Buff Freezers], [Safety Charms], and [Respawn Tokens] for Mesos
  • (Lv. 33) Trainer's Command - A special quest for unlocking the ability to have 3 pets out at once. Requires you to obtain a [Pet Snack] from the Cash Shop using NX or Reward Points
  • (Lv. 50) [Boss Matchmaking] Fight Together! - Tutorial quest explaining the Boss Matchmaking system
  • (Lv. 50) [Zakum] Statue of Dread - Quest that explains Zakum and teleports you to El Nath - Chief's Residence
    • This is a one-time teleport, you can use it to get to Zakum quickly at Lv. 100 to fight it
    • This quest is not required to fight Zakum
    • Talking to your corresponding Job NPC (Warrior, Mage, Thief, etc.) will teleport you directly to the entrance of Zakum, this can be used an unlimited number of times
  • (Lv. 60) Have you learned about Potential? - Tutorial quest explaining equipment potentials
  • (Lv. 60) Have you learned about Bonus Stats? - Tutorial quest explaining equipment bonus stats
  • (Lv. 80) Use the Transfer Hammer! - Tutorial quest explaining Transfer Hammer
  • (Lv. 100) Mastery Book Sale - Tutorial quest explaining Mastery Books Use Mastery Book 20 Use Mastery Book 30 [Mastery Books]
  • (Lv. 100) [Grand Athenaeum] Visit the Grand Athenaeum - Cutscene heavy storyline that explains Maple World lore
  • (Lv. 140) [Dimension Invasion] Across Worlds - A quest to get started with Dimension Invasion. Provides a quick explanation of Dimension Invasion
  • (Lv. 140) [Tower of Oz] Tower Under the Sea - A quest to get started with the Tower of Oz. Provides a quick explanation and tutorial for Tower of Oz
  • (Lv. 140) [System] Item Update - Provides an explanation to Transposing after reaching San Commerci
  • (Lv. 145) [Shaolin Temple] Elder Jung's Summons - Storyline
  • (Lv. 160) [Showa Town] Welcome to Shawa Town! - Starts storyline for Showa Town which is required to unlock access to the boss Yakuza Boss
  • (Lv. 170) [NLC] Welcome back to NLC! - Starts storyline for New Leaf City
  • (Lv. 170) [Kritias] Sudden Kingdom - Completing this storyline unlocks access to Invasions and Daily Quests within Kritias to gain Etc Kritias Commemorative Coin [Kritias Commemorative Coins] to use in a special shop. You can travel to Kritias from Leafre
    • Notable items: Eqp Tyrant Hyades Gloves [Superior Tyrant Glove], [Boss Reset Tickets]
      • Only the Reset Tickets are valuable which give you an extra clear for a boss, you can try for these if you want to really min-max
  • (Lv. 180) [Phantom Forest] The Corrupted Forest - Completing the storyline for this area unlocks access to Daily Quests that reward Etc Raven Ninja Coin [Raven Ninja Coins] and Etc Shadowknight Coin [Shadowknight Coins] to buy items from Mo and Fiona in the Phantom Forest
  • (Lv. 200) [Battle Content] Alien Visitors - A quest to get started with Alien Visitors PQ. Provides a quick explanation to Alien Visitor
    • Main Rewards: Eqp Last Unwelcome Guest Necklace Eqp Last Unwelcome Guest Earrings Eqp Last Unwelcome Guest Belt Eqp Rare Alien Fragment Helmet [Lv. 180 Alien Fragment Gear], Eqp VIP Bow [Alien Fragment Weapons] can be obtained from Alien Visitor
    • Accessories are a decent substitute until you get Gollux accessories because they can be Star Forced to 25 stars and gain better potential lines

Can Be Skipped:

[Note]: Quests above Lv. 140 can be done as they provide some equipment but are rarely done compared to the quests in Optional

  • (Lv. 33) Do you know about the Beauty Salon? - Tutorial quest explaining the Beauty Salon, a place to save your hair and face styles
  • (Lv. 45) [Kerning City] Dark Swamp Region - Starts the Kerning City area quests for the medal
    • Main Reward: Eqp Swamp Region Troubleshooter [Medal]
  • (Lv. 55) [Perion] Rocky Mountain Hunter - Starts the Perion area quests for the medal
    • Main Reward: [Medal]
  • (Lv. 65) [Sleepywood] Danger Seeker - Starts the Sleepywood area quests for the medal
    • Main Reward: [Medal]
  • (Lv. 70) [Cross World Party Quest] The Old Book
  • (Lv. 70) [Cross World Party Quest] Old Letter
  • (Lv. 70) [Cross World Party Quest] Notes of the Goddess
  • (Lv. 77) [El Nath] Snowfield Explorer - Starts the El Nath area quests for the medal
    • Main Reward: [Medal]
  • (Lv. 85) [Ariant] Learning the Culture of Ariant - Starts the Ariant area quests for the medal
    • Main Reward: [Medal]
  • (Lv. 90) [Stellar Detectives] The Erased Diary - The rewards that are not very worth obtaining. This is more for a fun activity or for item collecting rather than for training
    • Main Rewards: Eqp I really like Tutu Eqp I really like Nenne Eqp I really like Lingling Eqp I Really Like Jett [Medal], Use Lingling Damage Skin Use Tutu Damage Skin Use Nenne Damage Skin [Damage Skins]
  • (Lv. 105) [Evolution System] Suspicious Movement on the Path - Quest to get started with Evolution System. Consists of a few cutscenes and tutorial quests
  • (Lv. 110) [Chryse] Find Xerxes - Quest to get started with the Chryse Party Quest
  • (Lv. 110) [Ludibrium] Ludibrium Sheriff - Starts the Ludibrium area quests for the medal
    • Main Reward: [Medal]
  • (Lv. 115) [Lion King's Castle] The Adventure of Jenn the Locksmith - Quest to get started with the Lion King's Castle Party Quest
    • Separate from the actual Lion King's Castle Theme Dungeon
  • (Lv. 120) Princess Sakuno Beckons - A quest explaining the boss Mori Ranmaru although, it is not required to actually fight the boss
  • (Lv. 120) Fly in the Sky! - A quest where completing it teaches you the skill "Soaring"
    • Soaring is used in the Dragon Rider PQ but is not required anymore since the removal of the Crusader Codex
    • Main Reward: Skill Soaring [Soaring Skill]
  • (Lv. 120) [Hilla] The Mysterious Mystic - A quest explaining the boss Hilla although, it is not required to actually fight the boss
  • (Lv. 125) [Ghost Park] Korean Folk Town's New Park - A quest explaining Ghost Park
    • Most people prefer to train/grind which is why it is not a popular activity. Ghost Park can be somewhat difficult too for the amount of EXP you get
  • (Lv. 150) The Dragon Rider's Identity 1 - Pre-quest for Dragon Rider PQ
  • (Lv. 160) Rumors from the Castle - Storyline for Ninja Castle, not required to fight Gigatoad / False Daimyo
  • (Lv. 180) [Twilight Perion] The Second Future - Storyline, it is not required to access Twilight Perion
  • (Lv. 180) [Masteria] Glimmer Man's Call - Storyline