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MapleStory Guide: Android Guide

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Latest android updates and features



Notices:
Lauren now offers all hair colours for your android, including the previously glitchy black and brown
Royal Hair coupon options for androids were unintentionally added into the game and have been removed

Other new stuff:
♥ Darkhound Android
♥ Titanium Heart

Introduction


Welcome to the Maplestory Android Guide. Here you can find information on all things android for GMS, written by somebody who could spare a lot of time collecting useless info and compiling it all into a huge wall of text. Please feel free to leave questions, suggestions and feedback in the comments, or shoot me a PM if you're shy. Enjoy!

What are Androids?
Androids are creepy robot dolls (ok, Nexon calls them "companions" ) of either gender that follow your character around. They were released with the Chaos: Age of Artisans update and basic types can be crafted with Smithing profession. They wear NX clothing, and NX clothing only, with slots for Helm, Gloves, Mantle, Top, Bottom, Shoes and Face.

Noble: Maybe you should include a section on how to equip NX clothes on Androids because I couldn't figure it out for the longest time cause my Android tab was hidden


To access the Android tab, open your Equipment tab (default hotkey E) and click on the tab at the top for Android. It's next to the other tab for Pet equipment (and Haku/Mir/Mechanic tank etc if you have those). You can change Android's clothes by dragging and dropping CS items onto the slots for Android's equipment.

Please note: CS equips that have stat boosts will not apply to your character if worn on the android. For example, the various Maple Berets that give 30 M/W.DEF won't give you this stat if they are equipped on the android.

So... what are they for other than playing dress up with?
"Why bother with an Android?" I hear you scoff. The answer is basically: "Hearts."
Androids will only function with an Android Heart equipped. There are varying levels of hearts available, just as there are different types of Androids available. These hearts not only allow your Android to be seen, but also come with 0 - 9 scrollable slots depending on the heart and can be potentialed. Oooh yes, this is where damage gardening tools begin to take interest.


Androids


Regular and Deluxe Androids
Regular and Deluxe Androids can be crafted with recipes; level 4 Smithing is required for Regular Androids whereas Deluxe will need level 10. The recipes are one-time-use; you will need a recipe for each Android that you make. Both Regular and Deluxe types are freely tradeable until equip, after which Regular Androids become untradeable forever and Deluxe may be traded with Platinum Scissors of Karma. Aside from crafting, Regular types can also be obtained through Boy Android Coupon and Girl Android Coupon which grant one uncrafted Regular Android of the corresponding gender plus one time-limited Beaded Heart. No such coupon currently exists for Deluxe Androids.
The following is a list of craftable Androids, their stats and crafting requirements.

Android TypeRankEquip Lvl ReqCraft Lvl ReqCharm EXP (one-time)Materials to Craft
Android Male330430Android Male Recipe x1 | Adamantium Plate x25 | Magic Powder (Brown) x10 | Intermediate Abrasive x5 | Intermediate Item Crystal x10
Android Female330430Android Female Recipe x1 | Adamantium Plate x25 | Magic Powder (Brown) x10 | Intermediate Abrasive x5 | Intermediate Item Crystal x10
Deluxe Android Male8701080Deluxe Android Male Recipe x1 | Wisdom Crystal x25 | Magic Powder (Purple) x10 | Superior Abrasive x5 | Superior Item Crystal x10
Deluxe Android Female8701080Deluxe Android Female Recipe x1 | Wisdom Crystal x25 | Magic Powder (Purple) x10 | Superior Abrasive x5 | Superior Item Crystal x10

Android (M) and Android (F) recipes can be obtained through the Mining part time job (semi-low chance, but not too rare) and from Zakum (Normal/Chaos). Additionally, HiddenStreet lists the following:
Android (M) recipe drops: Timer, Tick, Mask Fish, Iron Mutae, Roid, Zeno, Cart Bear, Guard Robot L, Snack Bar, Rombot.
Android (F) recipe drops: Bellamoa, Sand Dwarf, Cube Slime, Chronos, Robo, Poopa, Green King Goblin, Tae Roon, Zakum, Security Camera.

Deluxe (M) and (F) recipes drop from most bosses, including Hilla (Normal/Hard), Horntail (Normal/Chaos), Zakum (Normal/Chaos), Ranmaru (Normal/Madman) and Root Abyss bosses (Normal/Chaos, seemingly lower rate than other bosses).

Special Androids
Special androids are non-craftable, available only from events and typically (but don't always) come in a coupon package with a special heart. These androids include:

Android TypeLevel ReqRankObtained fromTradeability
Princessoid109Cash Shop random rewards (Music Box, Fairy Vials, etc)Freely tradeable until equip. After equip PSoK req.
Fantastical Android - Male109Cash Shop random rewards, Marvel MachineFreely tradeable until equip. After equip PSoK req.
Fantastical Android - Female109Cash Shop random rewards, Marvel MachineFreely tradeable until equip. After equip PSoK req.
Summeroid - Male109Cash Shop random rewards, Marvel MachineFreely tradeable until equip. After equip PSoK req.
Summeroid - Female109Cash Shop random rewards, Marvel MachineFreely tradeable until equip. After equip PSoK req.
Summeroid - Male109Everyday Happytime in v.128Untradeable
Summeroid - Female109Everyday Happytime in v.128Untradeable
Schooldroid - Male109Cash Shop (10 - 23 April 2013 and 21 August - 3 September 2013), Marvel Machine (6 June 2014 round)Untradeable
Schooldroid - Female109Cash Shop (10 - 23 April 2013 and 21 August - 3 September 2013), Marvel Machine (6 June 2014 round)Untradeable
Beryl-roid1096 July 2013 Hot Day rewardUntradeable
Succubus Android109Cash Shop (Permanent version: 5 - 25 September 2013. 90-day version: 26 March - 1 April 2014)Freely tradeable until equip. After equip PSoK req.
Futuroid - Male109GagaMovement is only possible within account
Futuroid - Female109GagaMovement is only possible within account
Mesoranger Android (M)103November 2012 Mesoranger Entrance Exam event (30 day duration), 22 February 2014 Hot Day reward (30 day duration)Untradeable
Mesoranger Android (F)10322 February 2014 Hot Day reward (30 day duration)Untradeable
Zero Alpha Android1098 March 2014 Hot Day reward, Marvel Machine (6 June 2014 round)Untradeable
Zero Beta Android1098 March 2014 Hot Day reward, Marvel Machine (6 June 2014 round)Untradeable
Neville, the Legend (M)109Zombie Survival Event, 28 May - 17 June 2014Untradeable
Clobber (M)109Zombie Survival Event, 28 May - 17 June 2014Untradeable
Disease Control STAR (F)109Zombie Survival Event, 28 May - 17 June 2014Untradeable
Orchiroid109Monster Purge Event, 9 - 22 July 2014Movement is only possible within account (one-time)
Shade Android (M)10926 July 2014 Hot Day RewardUntradeable
Shade Android (F)10926 July 2014 Hot Day RewardUntradeable
Darkhound Android109Vampire Season Event, 4 February - 3 March 2015Untradeable

Princessroid, Fantastical, Summeroid, Schooldroid
These are the earliest uncraftable androids released in the game, with the first being Princessroid from Magic Music Boxes in December 2011. Since then, these androids have commonly been chucked in as rewards from other Cash Shop random boxes such as Crystal Scale, Fairy Vial, Magical Teapot, Philosopher's Book, etc (list not inclusive). Schooldroid came from Cash Shop itself as a 3.5k package. All have been in the Marvel Machine at some point. The rewards list for these boxes/Marvel tend to change with each re-release so be sure to check the site's list before buying any.

Hot Day reward androids
All Hot Day reward Androids come as the opposite gender to the character that received it, unless only one gender for that Android is available (i.e. Beryl-roid). When opening a Zero Android Coupon, you will receive Alpha or Beta based on your character's gender (opposite). If your character is a Zero, this will be determined by the mode in which you are currently playing in, so feel free to Tag to get the desired android.

Shade Android has different expressions from other androids.

Succubus
Succubus Android was first released on 5 September 2013 as part of the v.141 Mabinogi crossover event. Like Schooldroids, they cost 3.5k nx and came with a time-limited heart. Their introduction to the game was accompanied by the Android Shop, a General Store accessible through the android (click on the Shop button in android's Equip window or double click the android).

Although the first release was permanent, the re-release of Succubus on 26 March 2014 was 90-days.

Futuroid



Futuroids are a little different from other androids. They were released with the V.141 Cygnus Awakening update and are designed by JMS.

You can make one by turning in one each of the seven Futuroid parts to Gaga found in the Event Hall. Futuroid parts were dropped by normal monsters from 25 September - 15 October 2013, then became available in the Cash Shop from 16 October - 12 November 2013 for 300 NX each (2.1k NX for entire set). They can now only be obtained from other players who still have them.

Once you turn them in to Gaga, he will give you the option to select for Futuroid (F) or Futuroid (M):



as well as a bonus cash item overall, Man's Shirts, which is untradeable and can be worn like any other CS item on your character or your android. You can receive Futuroid and Man's Shirts more than once on the same character (keep turning in pieces).

Futuroids require Electronic Hearts to operate. No other heart will work with Futuroids, making them an exception to the Android Ranks rule. You do not need the Electronic Heart to just make the Futuroid, but you must have one to activate it (purchasable from Nack in Ardentmill for 1m each). See Special Hearts table for list of Electronic Heart types

Something to note is the eye accessory Futuroid (M) wears. Since Androids do not have an eye accessory equip slot, you will not be able to cover this feature. If this matters to you, be mindful about which one you choose!

Fun fact:
JMS had a competition to decide Futuroid's voiceovers! Scroll down that link and you'll be able to listen to the other nominated options (hit the Play button next to options 1 ~ 8). The voices chosen for Futuroid were option 2 ("Cool" voice) for males, and option 7 for females ("Tsundere" voice). I'm in loveeeeeeeeee Unfortunately, the Japanese voices have now been dubbed in GMS.
You can listen to the old voices in the Special Android Features section of this guide.

Zombie
The Zombie survival event took place from 28 May to 17 June 2014, with the opportunity to score one of three zombie androids with their corresponding hearts:

Left to right: Clobber (M); Disease Control STAR (F); Neville, the Legend (M)

Only one of these androids could be selected per character and the selection was based on what course of action you chose during the zombie apocalypse:
Clobber (M)
Become a zombie 30 times without curing yourself
Disease Control STAR (F)
Infect and cure yourself 100 times
Neville, the Legend (M)
Accept the check-ups invitation from 8am - 12am PST while not being infected. Must pass the check up 30 times consecutively.

You cannot use the zombie android with any other heart and you cannot use other androids with these hearts. For information on heart stats, check out the Special Hearts table.
These androids can have their appearances changed the same way other androids can - through Lauren the Android Beautician at Henesys or Android Kitty Hair Coupons.

Read more about the event here
V.149 Update Notes (Zombie)

Orchiroid
From 9 ~ 22 July 2014, level 30+ characters were able to participate in Cassandra's Monster Purge event. Killing 300 monsters within level range resulted in a Monster Purge Gift Box, where one of the random rewards was an Orchiroid Coupon. Orchiroid was obtainable once per account, moveable within the account once and provides the Android Shop.

Darkhound
From 4 February to 3 March 2015, characters level 30 and above had the opportunity to score Darkhound Android (once per character). Looting "Vampire's Blood" and using "Blood Cure" 30 times resulted in the event character Darkhound turning into an android, giving the player Darkhound (F) and Childhood Friend Heart.




Android Hearts


All hearts apart from Silver Hearts can be scrolled, enhanced, potentialed and have nebulite sockets created on them. (See Scrolling and Upgrading Heart Stats for more information)
There are two categories of Android hearts: craftable and non-craftable.
Hearts can be shared between Androids on the same character as long as they are compatible. That is, if you have two Androids but one heart, the heart will function for both (but you can equip only one Android at a time).
Neither hearts nor Androids can be extracted or fused.

You can only equip one heart at a time, unless you are a Xenon.

Original image from NexonEU's website

Craftable Android Hearts
Like other crafted items, any craftable hearts you make will have a chance of coming out with hidden potential/bonus potential too. The recipes for the hearts are permanent, but the crafted hearts themselves will have a 21-day time limit (timer begins as soon as it is crafted). You can remake hearts as many times as you like as long as you have the materials. Aside from being found in monster drops, recipes for craftable hearts can often be purchased during event Coin Shops (all heart recipes listed below were first available in the Legends Coin Shop apart from Silver and Lidium), as well as one-time-purchase items from the Gollux coin shop (Iron/Gold Hearts only).

The following table lists craftable heart types, their stats and crafting information. Silver, Iron and Adamantium Hearts are freely tradeable; you may equip and trade them as often as you like until their 21-day duration is over. The rest of the craftable hearts come with an equip tradeblock.

Heart TypeLevel ReqRankRecipe DropsSlotsStatsMaterials to Craft
Silver Heart30No rankLegitly unavailable in GMS060 W.DEFSilver Heart Recipe x1 | Silver Plate x3 | Intermediate Abrasive x1 | Intermediate Item Crystal x4
Iron Heart301No drops; Legends Coin Shop (2011), NPC Randolf (Tynerum General Store, 15 Gollux Pennies)160 W.DEFIron Heart Recipe x1 | Steel Plate x3 | Superior Abrasive x1 | Intermediate Item Crystal x4
Adamantium Heart302Thanatos, Horntail (Normal/Chaos), Von Leon260 W.DEFAdamantium Heart Recipe x1 | Adamantium Plate x3 | Superior Abrasive x1 | Advanced Item Crystal x4
Gold Heart303Snowman, Crocky the Gatekeeper, Horntail (Normal/Chaos), Qualm Guardian. Also available from NPC Randolf (Tynerum General Store, 15 Gollux Pennies)360 W.DEFGold Heart Recipe x1 | Gold Plate x3 | Superior Abrasive x1 | Advanced Item Crystal x4
Garnet Heart304Blood Reindeer, Horntail (Normal/Chaos), Homunsculo460 W.DEFGarnet Heart Recipe x1 | Garnet x3 | Superior Abrasive x1 | Superior Item Crystal x4
Crystal Heart305Shark, Grim Phantom Watch, Horntail (Normal/Chaos)560 W.DEFCrystal Heart Recipe x1 | LUK Crystal x3 | Superior Abrasive x1 | Superior Item Crystal x4
Lidium Heart305Legitly unavailable in GMS7MaxHP +50, STR +3, DEX +3, INT +3, LUK +3Lidium Heart Recipe x1 | Lidium x3 | Confusion Fragment x2 | Superior Abrasive x1 | Philosopher's Stone x3

Uncraftable Hearts
Uncraftable hearts are usually available from Gachapon, cash shop reward boxes (like Magical Teapot, Philosopher's Books, etc), events, hot days or Cash Shop itself.


Heart TypeObtained fromLevel ReqRankTradeabilitySlotsStatsExpiry
Silver HeartBeast Tamer: Guardian Blessings Lv 61~100 reward30No rankFreely tradeable060 W.DEFNone
Beaded HeartAndroid coupons10No rankFreely tradeable (except Succubus package Beaded Hearts which are untradeable)160 W.DEF20 or 30 days, depending on which coupon they're from
New Gold HeartSchooldroid packages303Tradeable until equip. After equip untradeable360 W.DEF, STR +1, DEX +1, INT +1, LUK +130 days
Superior Lidium HeartMarvel Machine 6 ~ 12 June 2014, 22 ~ 28 August 2014, 30 January ~ 5 February 2015805Tradeable until equip. After equip untradeable7MaxHP +100, STR +3, DEX +3, INT +3, LUK +3None
Beryl Heartv.138 Unleashed Hot Day305Tradeable until equip. After equip untradeable560 W.DEFNone
Electronic Heart S-SeriesNPC Nack in Ardentmill (1m)30No rankFreely tradeable6STR +414 days
Electronic Heart I-SeriesNPC Nack in Ardentmill (1m)30No rankFreely tradeable6INT +414 days
Electronic Heart D-SeriesNPC Nack in Ardentmill (1m)30No rankFreely tradeable6DEX +414 days
Electronic Heart L-SeriesNPC Nack in Ardentmill (1m)30No rankFreely tradeable6LUK +414 days
Electronic Heart G-SeriesNPC Nack in Ardentmill (1m)30No rankFreely tradeable660 W.DEF14 days
Electronic Heart O-SeriesNPC Nack in Ardentmill (1m)30No rankFreely tradeable8MaxHP +100, STR +5, DEX +5, INT +5, LUK +514 days
Iron Heart - PermanentGachapon (16 October 2013 update)301Tradeable until equip. After equip untradeable160 W.DEFNone
Adamantium Heart - PermanentGachapon (16 October 2013 update)302Tradeable until equip. After equip untradeable260 W.DEFNone
Gold Heart - PermanentGachapon (16 October 2013 update)303Tradeable until equip. After equip untradeable360 W.DEFNone
Garnet Heart - Permanent Gachapon(16 October 2013 update)304Tradeable until equip. After equip untradeable460 W.DEFNone
Crystal Heart - PermanentGachapon (16 October 2013 update)305Tradeable until equip. After equip untradeable560 W.DEFNone
Lidium Heart - PermanentGachapon (16 October 2013 update)305Tradeable until equip. After equip untradeable7MaxHP +50, STR +3, DEX +3, INT +3, LUK +3None
Lidium Heart*Machine 6 ~ 12 June 2014305Tradeable until equip. After equip untradeable7MaxHP +50, STR +3, DEX +3, INT +3, LUK +3None
Neville's HeartZombie Survival Event, 28 May - 17 June 2014109Tradeable until equip. After equip untradeable9MaxHP +100, STR +5, DEX +5, INT +5, LUK +5None
Clobber's HeartZombie Survival Event, 28 May - 17 June 2014109Tradeable until equip. After equip untradeable9MaxHP +100, STR +5, DEX +5, INT +5, LUK +5None
STAR's HeartZombie Survival Event, 28 May - 17 June 2014109Tradeable until equip. After equip untradeable9MaxHP +100, STR +5, DEX +5, INT +5, LUK +5None
Joyful Heartv.151 Monster Purge Event: Orchiroid Coupon13No rankUntradeable160 W.DEF90 days
Joyful Heartv.151 26 July 2014 Hot Day: Shade Android Coupon13No rankUntradeable160 W.DEF20 days
Titanium HeartMarvel Machine 22 ~ 28 August 2014, 30 January ~ 5 February 20151005Tradeable until equip. After equip untradeable9MaxHP +50, STR +3, DEX +3, INT +3, LUK +3None
Childhood Friend HeartVampire Season Event, 4 February - 3 March 2015109Tradeable until equip. After equip untradeable9MaxHP +200, STR +10, DEX +10, INT +10, LUK +10None
  • I have Lidium Heart listed twice because there are two types; one with the "Permanent" tag in item name and one without, despite both being permanent. Lidium Heart (Permanent) was the first one to be released with the Gachapon update. Lidium Heart (no permanent in name, but does not expire) was then added to the June 2014 round of Marvel. In the past, the one without this tag meant it was illegitly generated, but that is not the case anymore. For more info, please refer to Q&A.

Android Ranks
"Ranks" that you see on Androids determine which hearts can be equipped. Androids may equip hearts equal to or lower than their rank. Rank is an ascending scale, so the larger the number, the higher the android/heart rank. Rank 9 is the highest available.

For example, Beryl Heart is rank 5, so it is compatible with androids that are of equal or higher rank (5-9). Alternatively you could say: Princessroid is rank 9, so she can wear any heart that is ranked 1-9 (i.e. every heart).
Right now in GMS, the only androids with a rank lower than 5 are the regular androids, the ones named Android (F) and Android (M), which are both rank 3 (Mesoranger Androids are also rank 3 but were time-limited and currently do not exist in GMS). Deluxe Androids are rank 8, and every other available android is rank 9.

Exceptions:
Futuroid can only function with Electronic Hearts
Zombie androids can only function with their corresponding hearts (Clobber's Heart, Neville's Heart, STAR's Heart)
Darkhound Android can only function with Childhood Friend Heart

Scroll to your heart's content!
Non-Silver Hearts can be scrolled with almost any kind of scroll, whether it's 100% scrolls from NPCs or 60%s or GM scrolls. Chaos, Clean Slate, Innocence, Potential, Equip Enhancement/Starforce system and hammers also work. If you are going to spend time/money/effort in perfecting a heart, ideally you want to scroll a permanent rather than time-limited one.

The most commonly scrolled hearts are permanent Beryl/Crystal at 5 slots clean each and Lidium Heart with 7 slots clean. Those who can afford it will aim for Superior Lidium or Titanium. Any other permanent heart is also a good candidate to chuck your scrolls on, so just go with whatever suits your budget.

Hearts can be cubed, though only two are currently third tier (worth cubing) in GMS right now: Superior Lidium Heart and Titanium Heart.

Nebulites may also be added once you make the necessary slot with an alien socket creator. Only nebulites that have the description "may be fitted on all equipment with an alien socket" can be used; weapon-specific or other armour-specific (such as shoes-only, hats-only, etc) nebulites will not work on a heart.

Spell Trace Stat Boosts
Scroll optionLevel 10/13/30 heartsLevel 80/100 hearts
100% (ATT)ATT +1ATT +2
70% (ATT)ATT +2ATT +3
30% (ATT)ATT +3ATT +5
100% (M.ATT)M.ATT +1M.ATT +2
70% (M.ATT)M.ATT +2M.ATT +3
30% (M.ATT)M.ATT +3M.ATT +5

Starforce: Enhancement Boosts
Attempted star number (% success rate)Level 10/13/30/80 heartsLevel 100 hearts
1 (95)Cost: 2,100. Stats: STR +2, DEX +2, INT +2, LUK +2Cost: 41,000. Stats: STR +2, DEX +2, INT +2, LUK +2
2 (90)Cost: 3,200. Stats: STR +2, DEX +2, INT +2, LUK +2Cost: 81,000. Stats: STR +2, DEX +2, INT +2, LUK +2
3 (85)Cost: 4,200. Stats: STR +2, DEX +2, INT +2, LUK +2Cost: 121,000. Stats: STR +2, DEX +2, INT +2, LUK +2
4 (80)Cost: 5,300. Stats: STR +2, DEX +2, INT +2, LUK +2Cost: 161,000. Stats: STR +2, DEX +2, INT +2, LUK +2
5 (75)Cost: 6,400. Stats: STR +2, DEX +2, INT +2, LUK +2Cost: 201,000. Stats: STR +2, DEX +2, INT +2, LUK +2
6 (70)N/ACost: 241,000. Stats: STR +3, DEX +3, INT +3, LUK +3
7 (65)N/ACost: 281,000. Stats: STR +3, DEX +3, INT +3, LUK +3
8 (60)N/ACost: 321,000. Stats: STR +3, DEX +3, INT +3, LUK +3
How to read the Starforce table:
Attempted star number means the star you are trying to enhance to. For example, attempted star number 1 means you are starting at 0 stars and are aiming for the first star. You will have a 95% chance of successfully gaining the first star and it will cost you 2,100 mesos.
Red numbers indicate enhancement levels that will drop upon failure. For example, you have 6 stars and want to try to get the 7th star. If you fail, your star number drops to 5 and it will still eat your 281,000 mesos.

Exceptions: scrolls that currently do not work on android hearts
All Mu Gong's scrolls from dojo
Unleashed Scroll for Two-Handed Weapon Magic ATT 50%
Bounty Hunter scrolls (all)
Gollux scrolls (both Basic and Advanced)
Sweetwater scrolls (weapons and accessories)
Necromancer scrolls (1h/2h att/m.att etc)

Event Coin Shops
Coin shops can offer amazing scrolls and scroll support items for upgrading your heart. There are currently no relevant shops open; check out the list below to see what has been offered in the past.

Previous coin shops archive

20 June ~ 3 September 2013: Unleashed Coin Shop
4 December 2013 ~ 18 March 2014: Red Coin Shop
2 April ~ 13 May 2014: Spring Coin Shop
30 April ~ 24 June 2014: 9th Anniversary Shop
25 June ~ 26 August 2014: Hot Summer Coin Shop
3 December 2014 ~ 20 January 2015: Nut Coin Shop [extended 29 Jan - 4 Feb]

Android Appearance and Special Features


All androids can be born with any hair and eye colour and these are completely randomised. The styles they select from depend on which type of android they are; some even only come in one default look.
You can only use Cash Shop VIP/REG hair, VIP/REG hair colour, VIP/REG face (but not eye colour contacts) and skin colour coupons to change your Android's appearance, as well as Android Kitty Hair Coupon (M/F). There is an Android Beautician, Lauren, in the Heneseys Hair Salon who deals with all your Android beauty needs.

Craftable Androids

Regular Androids will have Pale or Light skin and a random hair and face style from the selection below.

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Deluxe Androids select from their own pool of appearance options and, in addition to Pale or Light, can also be born with Pink skin, like special androids.

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Mesoranger androids share the same style pool as Deluxe.

Special Androids

Princessroid, Summeroid, Fantastical Android and Schooldroid each select from smaller pools that largely consist of Royal styles, and these androids can come with Pale, Light or Pink skin.

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Berylroid, Succubus Android, Futuroid, Orchiroid, Shade Android, Zero Alpha/Beta Androids, Zombie and Darkhound Android only come in one default look.

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About the tables:
For special androids, I have divided the face options into two columns. The one on the left (android-exclusive) means these are the special faces you can only obtain via opening one of these androids and getting lucky. The right column shows other options the android may be born with, but these styles are also available from the beautician. The colours shown may not necessarily be what yours ends up with; I just wanted to make my guide colourful.
All special androids can still have their default looks changed at the salon, but keep in mind the change options remain the same as for Regular androids (see below). If you choose to change your special android's unique hair/face, you cannot get it back!
Yes, Schooldroid (M) really does come with the female headgear.

Android hairstyle and face change options

The following is a list of hairstyle and face options available from Lauren. She covers most GMS VIP/REG styles.


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Android Kitty Hair Coupons
Maplestory's 9th Anniversary event shop brought not only a ton of glorious scrolls for android hearts, but also the first ever Android Hair Coupons released in GMS: Android Kitty Hair Coupon (F) and Android Kitty Hair Coupon (M)!
Double-clicking on the coupon will change your android's hairstyle into the male or female variants of Kitty Hair, shown below:

The coupons are permanent, untradeable and were 650 9th Anniversary Coins from Inkwell. You can only use the coupon on corresponding gender Androids (i.e. the (M) coupon will not work on a female android and vice versa).
Warning: This coupon will apply to whichever Android you have equipped at the time. Be sure to double check you are wearing the one you want Kitty Hair on.

Coupons and modifiers that do not work at the Android Beautician
Tot's Know-How hairstyle coupon
In-game character hair coupons (e.g. Bed Head Coupon (M), Pretty Girl Hair Coupon (F), etc)
Random Beauty Coupons from Random Beauty Coupon Event
One-time Cosmetic Lenses from the cash shop (any colour)
Royal Hair/Face Coupon
All-Stars Hair/Face Coupon
SAO hair/face coupons (e.g. Kirito's Hair Coupon, Asuna's Face coupon, etc)

Royal coupons?
Royal hair options for androids at the beautician were mistakenly added into game data in the v.154 patch on 16 September 2014 and then removed in the 2 October 2014 maintenance. They are now incompatible with androids as per previously.
The original compilation thread can be viewed here.

Android's Royal hairstyles that were obtainable from 16 Sep - 2 Oct 2014:


Androids have feelings, too. Sometimes.



For the most part, Androids will be staring blankly into space (if your Android has Angel Glow face like mine, their gazes look particularly deadpan). Occasionally they will F1 and do the alert pose when you get hit. However, they also seem to show signs of affection for you at times:
♥ When you log in, exit from Cash Shop/Monster Life or change channels
Android will smile or wink. Special androids will do this and also talk to you... literally. Turn on your sounds to be creeped out as hell
♥ When you level up
Android will either F6 you and say "Not bad!" in a little chat box above its head, or do sparkly eyes and say "Amazing!"
♥ When you job advance
Android will do the Ray face and say "Wow! Cool!"
♥ When you die
Android will either cry and say variants of "Noooo!" or do the whoa-whoa face and say "Master!". Or "Masteeer!" if it is a failure at spelling. Or if yours is completely apathetic and unconcerned with you, just continue staring off into nothing. Poor you.
Shade Android: "Master, I weep." or "The ultimate sacrifice."
♥ When your time-limited heart expires
Android will cry and say "I will miss you..." It will be the most heartbreaking 30 seconds of your life.


As mentioned above, Special Androids (non-craftable types) can also speak. They used to have super sexy Korean voiceovers (or Japanese for Futuroids) but after like two years, Nexon finally decided to fix that and install cringe-worthy English voiceovers. I refuse to upload these horrid new voices and will instead keep a record of the old ones here for your listening pleasure. R.I.P.

Korean: Female Fantastical/Summeroid/Schooldroid and Princessroid, Beryl-roid, Succubus
Korean: Male Fantastical/Summeroid/Schooldroid
Japanese: Female Futuroid
Japanese: Male Futuroid

Android commands: Make your blow up doll do faces at you!
Lastly, you can also command your Android to make faces. The following is a list I've gathered and tested so far but please feel free to add some more. All commands must be typed exactly as shown (i.e. with the capital letter at the beginning) in order for it to show. You can type these commands into a sentence and it will work, as long as you have that capital letter. For example, typing "you suck Haha" or "Hoho I'm Santa" will both make your Android F2
As you might notice, some commands are just variants of the original (eg. Kiss is the actual command for smoochies face, which is within Kissy) but since people seem to prefer saying "Smoochies" as opposed to "Smooch", I've included the most common sayings as well.

ExpressionCommands
F2 Haha | Hoho
F4 Boohoo
F7 Whoa
F5 Grr
Queasy Yuck | Gross
Kissy faceSmooch | Smoochie | Smoochies | Kiss | Kissy
Googoo I love you
Sparkly eyesWow | Totally | Awesome | Yay

Android Shop




Mwahaha, Nexon's library saves me from a little typing.

This update was introduced on 26 March 2014 as part of the round two release of Succubus Android. Unlike the first release, this one is time-limited (90 days). However, both the time-limited and permanent versions of Succubus Android are functional with this shop, as is Orchiroid. The shop is essentially a portable General Store run by a lolita maid

Throwing stars can be recharged in the Android Shop, though currently only Infinite Throwing Knives, Maple Stars and White Gold Throwing Stars will work in this particular store.

Become a BasilMarket Contributor to the Android Guide


Guides are here to share knowledge and part of our success is thanks to the support and contributions made by many of you. Contributors are recognised by their IDs being displayed on the guide's sidebar, as well as having a "Guide Contributions" section in their BasilID. I don't pretend to be an expert in androids; I'm just a uni student with too much time to waste in finding all this kind of info. So, I'd love it if this guide could be a group effort from our community

"I want to make a major contribution! How can I help?"
Each guide author will do this their own way. For the Android Guide, I'm happy to list you in the sidebar if you can help me with the things I am either currently working on/struggling to find solid information for, or anything I may have missed or am unaware of (perfect example: when basiler NightlyMoonn messaged me about Royal styles being added in and even tried some out too). I'd love to see a collaborative effort so don't be scared to contribute!

What I am currently working on
Below is a constantly updated list of things I'm working on or ideas for the guide; thoughts and feedback are very welcome in the guide comments. If you can give me answers to any of the dot points here, you (and whoever you work together with) will most definitely deserve a place as a Contributor and I will squash you with a big fat hug.

Every single NX hat that can completely hide an android's headgear.
So far, I have found a few: Panda Hat, Jet Black Head Scarf and Dino Cap. Likely candidates are other hats that also cover most of the head the way these do, so if you want to take this one on, that's where I would start.
Update 28/Jan/2015: For now, PM me if you need to ask about a specific NX item and I'll do my best to answer it.

"Aww... I don't have anything to contribute..."
That's ok! Your support still means a ton. Even reading this guide will make me very happy as it makes this just a tiny bit less useless.

Q&A


Q: Can my Android wear regular equips?
A: No, Cash Shop items only. This includes tradeable Cash items, whether permanent or non-permanent. Remember that androids do not have a slot for eye accessories!

Q: How do I change my Android's appearance?
A: You can use Cash shop VIP/REG hair, VIP/REG hair colour, VIP/REG face and skin colour coupons on your Android by speaking with the Android specialist located at Heneseys Hair Salon. There is no option for One-time Cosmetic Lenses at the beautician so you cannot change Android's eye colour.
You can also use the first Android Hair Coupons released in GMS, Android Kitty Hair Coupon (male and female versions of Kitty Hair), which was available from the 9th Anniversary coin shop.

Q: Will my Android's appearance change after trading it with a PSoK?
A: Nope. Your Android's appearance is set from the moment it is opened and trading it will not reset how it looks. Cash equips are bound to your character, not the android, so PSoKs won't allow you to transfer the clothes on your android either.

Q: Can I equip multiple Androids and/or hearts?
A: No, unless you are a Xenon. Your non-Xenon character currently only has one Android slot and one Heart slot available. You can, however, have multiple Androids and hearts in your inventory as they are not one-of-a-kind items. The second slot Xenon has, the Power Source, can equip an android heart in its place (but the Hybrid Heart cannot be equipped in the regular android heart slot).

Q: Why can't I equip my Android/heart?
A: Either you don't meet the level requirement for the android/heart/both, or one of the two items do not satisfy each other's rank requirements. This happens, for example, when you try to equip a regular type Android while you are wearing a Beryl Heart. Conversely, if you have the regular Android equipped first and then equip the higher rank heart, the Android will disappear from view even though both items are worn, and the heart's stats will not apply. In the case of Futuroids, Zombie event androids and Darkhound Android, they will only work with their designated hearts. Make sure you use suitable Androids and heart types.

Q: What are these Mesoranger Androids?
A: Mesoranger Androids were limited-time, event-only androids from the Mesoranger Entrance Exam event that was part of the V.121 Rise Against update in November 2012. They were brought back as a Hot Day reward (V.146 Return To Masteria update) on 22 February, 2014. Their appearance selects from the same style pool as Deluxe androids but they wear mesoranger outfits.

Q: After my time-limited Android Heart expires, will the stats be kept if I equip a new heart?
A: No. Each heart should be treated like a separate item. Most expire in 21 days and every time you replace them they will be clean. The stats do not "save" onto the Android itself.

Q: Can I extend the time limit on my crafted Hearts?
A: No. post2short

Q: Are permanent hearts legit? Where can I get one?
A: In 2012 "permanent" Lidium hearts were illegitly generated then duped by hackers during a time when permanent hearts did not exist in GMS. The reason they did not have an expiry date is because they were not crafted, and thus had no crafting date to set a time limit from. Most, if not all, have been removed and are now rather obsolete.
Please refer to the Uncraftable Hearts table for a full list of permanent hearts legitly available in GMS.

Q: How do I tell the difference between legit and illegit permanent hearts?
A: Before the June 2014 round of Marvel Machine, all legit permanent hearts except Beryl Heart and Silver Heart had the "Permanent" tag in the item name, e.g. Gold Heart (Permanent). The illegit ones in 2012 were typically Lidium Hearts, so you could tell legit from illegitimate by the (Permanent) part.
In the last round of Marvel Machine however, all Lidium Heart prizes did not have this tag. Don't worry too much though, because the chance of you running into an illegitimate heart now is near zero, and many people don't even remember this anymore.

Q: Help! I can't find Android Heart scrolls!
A: You should have read my guide dammit. Android Hearts can be scrolled with almost literally any kind of scroll. Whether it's 30% or 60%, Scroll for Claw for Attack or Scroll for Blunt Weapon for Accuracy, you name it. Chaos, Clean Slate, Innocence, Potential and Equip Enhancement scrolls also work.

Q: Which androids can wear Beryl Hearts?
A: *points to Android Ranks section*

Q: Why do people call them "berly" hearts?
A: They're stupid. Don't say berly or I'll hit you.

Q: p/c clean heart
A: Prices vary from server to server but for a rough estimate of the kind of budget you will need, I'll base it on my GAZED server in January 2015. Time-limited ones will cost next to nothing and most can be crafted for next to nothing. The first tier permanent hearts with lowest number of slots (3 or less) can usually be found for under 100m, whereas 4-5 slot ones will fetch around 250-400m. 9-slot event android ones are typically about the price of the 4-5 slot general hearts when the event is going on, and don't increase by much post-event because they're set to specific androids. Finally, third tier hearts are all in the billions and these GAZED prices will likely be markedly different from other servers. When Marvel is around, Superior Lidium tends to go for 4-5b if Titanium is also available. Titanium were 8-10b with their first Marvel release. Both of their prices increase dramatically when Marvel is gone; currently, they're both difficult to find and will likely cost well over max mesos, especially Titanium.

Q: Can I name my Androids?
A: Yes. You can buy an Android Naming Coupon from the Cash Shop for 1,200 NX.

Q: Why do you keep miscalling them "Princessroids"?
A: Out of habit. Their official name is Princessoid

Q: You're a no-life for writing this much on a topic barely anyone cares about.
A: You're right.

Credits



SourceInformation
Maple Wiki (2011)Charm EXP
Hidden-street.net (2011)Drop lists and craft materials
Maple Archive (2011)Lidium heart recipe
darkspawn980 and various basil/southperry/sleepywood threads (2011)Android commands compilation and Xenon heart equip correction
Traffickers (2011)Princessroid appearance, Korean speech
Accomplishednaked Summeroid appearance and style options
Kiyoshiro and jokersaberSpecial android skin colour options
yamitoHer enthusiasm in rushing to help me with Futuroid info. Thank you!
FerrisJMS Futuroid voiceover competition information
NightlyMoonnRoyal Hair styles
KrylanceloRoyal Hair styles
Southperry ExtractionsNew event androids and heart stats
SmexyAlekssSweetwater scroll compatibility

Guide Misc.

Hi everyone, thanks a lot for all of your support when I wrote this in 2012! You can find the original thread here

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Jan 27 2015
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Jan 24 2015
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Jan 12 2015
Nut coin shop added. Updated recipe drops and Starforce table.
Dec 17 2014
Updated latest news. Added Spell Trace and Starforce info. Added White Gold Throwing Star to chargeable stars list. Added CS item stat boost info. Coin Shop and Android Styles sections currently work in progress.
Oct 09 2014
Re-updated Royal coupon information. They have been removed without warning by Nexon.
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