MapleStory Guide: Android Guide
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Hi everyone, thanks a lot for all of your support when I wrote this in 2012! You can find the original thread here
For a quick reference, use Contents links to access the biggest sections or check the Q&A to see if your question is answered there. Alternatively, Ctr + F works wonders.
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.
Sep 20 2014
Updated Royal Hair coupon information.
Aug 20 2014
Added Titanium Heart info. Added Shade Android info (i forgot it... ha...ha...)
Jul 10 2014
Added Orchiroid info. Updated Q&A. Fixed images.
Jun 27 2014
Updated "Scrolling Hearts" section. Added Hot Summer Shop useables. Archived 9th Anniversary Shop.
Jun 06 2014
Updated Superior Lidium Heart availability.
Jun 01 2014
Updated New Events section. Added Zombie androids and hearts info. Moved Android Kitty Hair Coupons to Android Appearance section.
May 01 2014
Added Kitty Hair Coupon information. Updated Scrolling Hearts section to include Inkwell's 9th Anniversary shop.
Apr 25 2014
Added Succubus Android Shop section. Separated Futuroid into its own section.
Royal Hair styles
Update on Royal Hair Coupon
JMS Futuroid information
Special android skin colour options
Princessroid appearance and Korean speech
Android commands compilation
Summeroid appearance and style options
[b]Guide is currently being updated and I've decided to keep the live version in sync with my scrap updates, so please forgive any blanks. All the necessary info should be here; any blanks are extra things i'm working on that should not affect you too much. Also, this messed up layout is on mrbasil, not the guidewriters
Status: 17 December 2014 13:06BT, done for tonight, will be back in the morning with more updates and images.[/b]
Latest android updates
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:
♥ Titanium Heart
♥ Shade Android
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 buff 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.
Regular and Deluxe AndroidsRegular 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.
Special AndroidsSpecial 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:
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.
Princessroid, Fantastical, Summeroid, Schooldroid
Hot Day reward androids
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 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 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 shades 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!
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.
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.
Craftable Android HeartsLike 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.
Uncraftable HeartsUncraftable hearts are usually available from Gachapon, cash shop reward boxes (like Magical Teapot, Philosopher's Books, etc), events, hot days or Cash Shop itself.
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.
• Futuroid can only function with Electronic Hearts.
• Zombie androids can only function with their corresponding hearts.
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. Any other permanent heart is also a good candidate to chuck your scrolls on, so just go with whatever suits your budget.
Hearts can also 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
Starforce: Enhancement Boosts
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
Event Coin Shops
Currently, the Nut Coin Shop is open in the Event Hall with multiple support scrolls for your heart.
-coin shop info-
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
Android Appearance and Special Features
Regular AndroidsRegular Androids will have Pale or Light skin and a random hair, hair colour, face and eye colour from a limited range of options upon equipping the heart.
Deluxe Androids select from their own pool of appearance options and can also be born with Pink skin, like special androids.
You can only use Cash Shop VIP/REG hair, VIP/REG hair colour, VIP/REG face (but not eye colour contacts), Royal Hair Coupon (but not Royal Face) and skin colour coupons to change your Android's appearance, as well as the newly released Android Kitty Hair Coupon (M/F versions available). There is an Android Beautician, Lauren, in the Heneseys Hair Salon who deals with all your Android beauty needs.
The following is a list of hairstyle and face options available from Lauren. She covers most GMS VIP/REG styles. For some reason, Lauren ran out of brown hair dye. When Androids were first released, she had no option for black hair colour but that was changed a little while ago; the missing colour is now brown. Your android can still be born with any hair colour though.
Android hairstyle options
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Android face options
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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 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:
Special AndroidsBerylroid, Succubus, Futuroid, Orchiroid, Shade Android, Zero Alpha/Beta Androids and Zombie androids only come in one default look:
Deluxe and Regular androids select from a pool of separate options listed below:
Princessroid, Summeroid, Fantastical Android and Schooldroid each select from smaller pools that largely consist of Royal styles. Along with Deluxe, they are born with either Pale, Light or Pink skin, while Regular can only come with Pale or Light by default.
All android hair and eye colours are available by default and are completely randomised upon opening.
Below are tables comparing their differences; the styles listed are the pool they draw from. That is, you are guaranteed to get any one of these styles (exception being Deluxe, refer to notes underneath). The colours shown may not necessarily be what yours ends up with; I just wanted to make my guide colourful.
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About the tables:
• I have divided the face options into two columns. The one on the left (android-exclusive) means these are the very 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.
• Mesoranger Androids are not listed in the images above but select from the same pool of appearance options as Deluxe Androids.
• 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 above). If you choose to change your special android's royal hair/face, you cannot get it back!
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 dopey/deadbeat). 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/MTS 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.
♥ 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 (ie. 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) but since people seem to prefer saying "Smoochies" as opposed to "Smooch", I've included the most common sayings as well.
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
Stars can be recharged in the Android Shop, though currently only Infinite Throwing Knives, White Gold Throwing Stars and Maple Stars will work in this particular store.
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 Royal Hair Coupon, plus 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.
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, they will only function with Electronic Hearts, while Zombie androids are only compatible with their corresponding 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. As the androids from both events had a 30-day duration, Mesoranger Androids currently do not exist in GMS.
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. They all expire in 21 days (except permanent hearts, New Gold Hearts which are 30 days duration and Electronic Hearts which last 14 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 they are so outdated that it doesn't even matter 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*
Every android except the most basic regular types, Mesoranger, Futuroid and the newest Zombie androids.
Q: Why do people call them "berly" hearts?
A: They're stupid. Don't say berly or I'll hit you.
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.
^Become a BasilMarket Contributor to the Android GuideMrbasil has finally updated the feature of BasilMarket Contributors, which is awesome, because guides are here to share knowledge and part of our success is thanks to the support and contributions made by many of you. Contributions are rewarded with acknowledgment through this new feature at the guide author's discretion. 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 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 or struggling to find solid information for. I'd love to see a collaborative effort for a lot of them so don't be scared to contribute!
What I am currently working onBelow 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.
Information I would trade 36% of my soul for
• The special, Deluxe-only hairstyle that Male Deluxe Androids can be born with.
At the moment, I am trying my best to gather Deluxe (M) androids through crafting, buying from other players and screen-shotting existing ones. So far I have had no luck in finding a male equivalent of the special hair Deluxe Female can have (Lillin's hair). It may be entirely possible that it doesn't even exist, so...
Update 21/Apr/2014: After spending the past year and over 4b on androids/craft materials, I've decided to scrap any idea I previously had about Deluxe Android (M) having a "special" hair. Instead, my gigantic android collection won't go to waste and I'll be making images of the entire Regular/Deluxe selection pool (which turns out to not be too big, something I found out after buying and making this many androids). If anyone finds a style I've missed out, please do contact me and I will update and include you as the best contributor eva.
Information that may require copious amounts of NX
• Whether by using REG hairstyle coupons, the hairstyles I listed as "unobtainable at the beautician" can actually be obtained.
I'm considering going on REG coupon runs on my own androids until I land a hair previously listed as unobtainable. A part of me dies when I think about what a waste of NX this is, so if anyone has ever used a REG coupon and received a hairstyle that is not normally obtainable from Lauren, please let me know! You will receive the full credits for this!
Update 21/Apr/2014: I have gone on REG coupon runs whenever free or cheap ones are available, but have so far found no results that indicate Androids may obtain those unobtainable styles. *cries*
• 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. Likely candidates are other hats that also cover most of the head the way these two do, so if you want to take this one on, that's where I would start. At the moment I'm testing all the free NX hats from the August makeover month, as well as tradeable NX equips since they can be bought with mesos rather than eat up $$$.
Update 21/Apr/2014: I've found a few more thanks to the abundance of new perm NX items that have been released, but can't find my list at the moment. For now I might just add images of the ones I've found so far into the next update - 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.
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