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MapleStory Forums : Beginner : Talk about your story as a permanent beginner

May 25 11
Scania Beginner
Newbslice
Please view my new Permanent Beginner guide here.

[b]THIS GUIDE IS OUTDATED[/b]


[header=ReturnToTop][b]Last Updated: September 28, 2011[/b] - Maple Ver. 1.0[/header]

[*] This guide is [b]updated for the Chaos patch[/b]! I purposefully did not repost this thread because I saw it as spam/bumping, but yes, the training spots from Big Bang are pretty much the same as in Chaos. If you notice any changes (from Big Bang to Chaos) that I did not correct in my guide, please let me know, thank you!

[*] I am currently working on expanding this guide, so all help and suggestions are appreciated in order to gain full potential from this guide. Please leave comments below to help this guide grow! Enjoy!

[*] Also note that I do not enter in any information into this guide without trying it out myself. I cut this guide off at 100+ because I am only level 109. I can guarantee that the techniques in this guide for levels 1-100 are right on, since I have tested them myself. I will update this guide as I level more and as more suggestions come in. Thank you! Enjoy! :)

[b]Key:[/b]
* - Recommended
** - Strongly Recommended
♥ - Can Be Expensive

[b]Table of Contents:[/b]
Training Guide:
Levels 1~10
Levels 10~20
Levels 20~30
Levels 30~40
Levels 40~50
Levels 50~60
Levels 60~70
Levels 70~80
Levels 80~90
Levels 90~100
Level 100+

Equips Guide:
Hat
Eye Accessory
Face Accessory
Earring
Top
Bottom
Overall
Shoes
Cape
Glove
Pendant
Belt
Ring
Shield
Weapon

Quest Guide:
Coming Soon!


[header][b]Training Guide:[/b][/header]
[*] These are only recommended training spots that provide the quickest leveling. I still welcome any suggestions or comments about the different spots to train at. You are free to train as you'd like, just remember to have fun! :)
[*] I have heard that PVP options are good EXP at lower levels. I will test this myself (with a new Beginner), and update the guide later. If you guys can tell me which levels to try it at, and which option in PVP to choose, that would be helpful, thanks!

[header=1~10][b]Levels 1~10[/b][/header]
[*] Level 1-10 are quick, and even future classed characters go through these levels, so they are not much of a challenge. Simply hang around Maple Island or Henesys until level 20. Complete every quest on Maple Island and you should be able to get to level 8-10 easily. I would recommend staying on Maple Island as an Islander until about level 15 or 20 in order to get the feel for a Permanent Beginner, but if you must level faster, leave Maple Island no earlier than level 10 and head to Henesys.

Maple Island Quests

Orange Mushroom
Level 6
65 HP
10 EXP

Green Mushroom
Level 7
80 HP
12 EXP


[header=10~20][b]Levels 10~20[/b][/header]
[*] Levels 10-20 are also quite easy. An experienced player can easily level a beginner to 20 in a matter of an hour or so. I would recommend staying in Henesys and training on the assorted Mushrooms there. Funded Beginners can move to Rotting Skeletons at around level 17 if they have correct equips and enough potions. Since the Big Bang revamped the accuracy table, make sure you are training on monsters no more than ±3 levels of your level. This ensures decent accuracy along with decent EXP.

Green Mushroom
Level 7
80 HP
12 EXP

Blue Mushroom
Level 10
125 HP
17 EXP

Blue Ribbon Pig ♥ *
Level 13
200 HP
23 EXP

Horny Mushroom
Level 13
200 HP
23 EXP

Mushmom [Singing Mushroom Forest: Mushmom Forest Trail]
Level 18
3,250 HP
340 EXP

Zombie Mushmom [Singing Mushroom Forest: Zombie Mushmom Hill]
Level 23
23,250 HP
2,000 EXP


[header=20~30][b]Levels 20~30[/b][/header]
[*] As a result of the Big Bang, less EXP is now needed to level, so levels 20-30 are still pretty simple. You can get to level 20~35 in about an hour or two if you manage to find an empty Rotting Skeleton room. I would recommend camping at the top left platform in the Skeleton Chimney room (Haunted House: Chimney Possessed by the Skeletons) for the fastest EXP while being able to contain your mobs. If you are in a crowded server, the Mixed Golem mini-dungeon helps prevent KSing while providing decent EXP.

Mushmom [Singing Mushroom Forest: Mushmom Forest Trail]
Level 18
3,250 HP
340 EXP

Zombie Mushmom [Singing Mushroom Forest: Zombie Mushmom Hill]
Level 23
23,250 HP
2,000 EXP

Rotting Skeleton ♥ **
Level 20
850 HP
74 EXP

Stone Golem *
Level 20
375 HP
35 EXP

Dark Stone Golem *
Level 23
465 HP
40 EXP

Mixed Golem *
Level 26
580 HP
47 EXP

Mixed Golem Mini-dungeon **
Level 26


[header=30~40][b]Levels 30~40[/b][/header]
[*] As you reach your second no-job, you've experienced beginners for awhile. The next big step is getting to 70. Levels 30-40 still are not too hard, you can continue training on Rotting Skeletons, but I would recommend leaving there at level 35 and doing LPQ for some glasses. Although CPQ is the quickest leveling from levels 30-50, it is seen almost as leeching since you cannot rom grind (which is all anyone does nowadays), and, as a result, let your party members kill for you. CPQ has the highest beginner kick rate out of all the PQs too (personal experience), so I would recommend just grinding on Rotting Skeletons and monsters in Mushking Castle.

Rotting Skeleton *
Level 20
850 HP
74 EXP

Monster Carnival (CPQ) **
Level 30

Renegade Mushroom
Level 30
750 HP
63 EXP

Poison Mushroom
Level 31
990 HP
76 EXP

Dimensional Crack (LPQ) *
Level 35

Kid Mannequin
Level 38
1,700 HP
89 EXP

Female Mannequin
Level 39
1,800 HP
93 EXP

Male Mannequin ♥
Level 40
1,900 HP
96 EXP


[header=40~50][b]Levels 40~50[/b][/header]
[*] Levels 40-50 are where a lot of beginners drop out, so if you have made it this far, congratulations! These levels are pretty awkward, since you have to continue doing PQs or slow monster grinding until about level 45. Until mid 40s, you won't be able to correctly kill monsters in Kerning Square. I recommend LPQ until level 43-45. From there, head to Kerning Square and work your way up the maps until you are able to kill the CD monsters effectively. Since these maps are packed, Kerning Square also offers a mini-dungeon at the top floor. I would advise training on mannequins until 45-47 before you enter this mini-dungeon or head to CDs. If you are well equipped, you can move to Dead Scarecrows at level 48-49.

Monster Carnival (CPQ) *
Level 30

Dimensional Crack (LPQ)
Level 35

Female Mannequin
Level 39
1,800 HP
93 EXP

Male Mannequin
Level 40
1,900 HP
96 EXP

Latest Hits Compilation **
Level 41
2,000 HP
99 EXP

Greatest Oldies **
Level 42
2,400 HP
103 EXP

Extra A
Level 45
2,800 HP
130 EXP

Extra B ♥
Level 47
2,800 HP
139 EXP


[header=50~60][b]Levels 50~60[/b][/header]
[*] Levels 50-60 are your first "hell levels" as I like to call them. You can begin in Sleepywood, killing Drakes, but the fastest leveling is in the Scarecrow Chimney room. These levels are horrible since the quickest leveling is in the Scarecrow room. These maps are known for their hackers, solo mechanics, and clerics. KS wars occur a lot, so the best thing to do (from personal experience) is to talk to the people already in the map and ask if you can take the top left platform. This prevents territory wars and also keeps mobs respawning effectively.
[*] Mobs around Kampung Village are great for training from level 55~70. They provide great EXP with little HP. These maps also tend to be less popular.

Extra A
Level 45
2,800 HP
130 EXP

Extra B
Level 47
2,800 HP
139 EXP

Dead Scarecrow ♥ **
Level 50
3,300 HP
220 EXP

Copper Drake
Level 50
3,000 HP
130 EXP

Dark Fission *
Level 52
3,400 HP
155 EXP

Drake
Level 52
3,400 HP
141 EXP

Red Drake
Level 54
3,800 HP
151 EXP

Oly Oly *
Level 56
4,300 HP
181 EXP

Ice Drake
Level 56
4,300 HP
164 EXP


[header=60~70][b]Levels 60~70[/b][/header]
[*] Phew! You made it to level 60! I found levels 60-90 quite easy, so from now on, it won't be too hard. Beginners speed up and truly become fun from here on out. Now that you've taken the time in mobbing Scarecrows, you get to reward yourself with PQs and quick leveling! I found Sea of Fog PQ to be the quickest leveling from 60-70, and not many people kick beginners from parties here (I've been kicked once here). Pirate PQ is also just as fast and rewards you with a decent hat! Have fun with these levels, they should be pretty quick.
[*] Mobs around Kampung Village are great for training from level 55~70. They provide great EXP with little HP. These maps also tend to be less popular.

Dead Scarecrow
Level 50
3,300 HP
220 EXP

Dark Fission
Level 52
3,400 HP
155 EXP

Oly Oly *
Level 56
4,300 HP
181 EXP

Sea of Fog PQ (GSPQ) **
Level 60

Lord Pirate (PPQ) *
Level 60

Hoodoo
Level 60
6,800 HP
335 EXP

Voodoo
Level 60
6,800 HP
335 EXP

Robo
Level 61
5,900 HP
204 EXP

Rodeo *
Level 61
5,900 HP
226 EXP

Master Robo
Level 63
6,700 HP
222 EXP

Charmer
Level 65
7,500 HP
269 EXP


[header=70~80][b]Levels 70~80[/b][/header]
[*] Congratulations on your third no-job! You are now 1 of about 300 people to make it this far. This is truly a big accomplishment. Now, as you accept your third no-job, training gets a bit iffy. Romeo & Juliet PQ and Pirate PQ are the fastest EXP now. Romeo & Juliet PQ gives the most EXP, but not many people do this PQ, as it requires specific classes to participate in it. Pirate PQ is probably the best EXP/hour for you now.
[*] Mobs around Kampung Village are great for training from level 55~70. They provide great EXP with little HP. These maps also tend to be less popular.

Dead Scarecrow
Level 50
3,300 HP
220 EXP

Hoodoo
Level 60
6,800 HP
335 EXP

Voodoo
Level 60
6,800 HP
335 EXP

Rodeo
Level 61
5,900 HP
226 EXP

Master Robo
Level 63
6,700 HP
222 EXP

Charmer
Level 65
7,500 HP
269 EXP

Romeo & Juliet PQ (MPQ) *
Level 70

Twisted Jester
Level 70
50,000 HP
1,325 EXP


[header=80~90][b]Levels 80~90[/b][/header]
[*] Now comes the easy part! Levels 80~95 are quite easy. Now that you have unlocked Hob PQ, you should level quickly. This is pretty much the same monsters and PQs you will be doing until you quit. Beginner's damage compared to monster's HP and EXP ratio begins to even out here. Beginner's cannot effectively mob monsters much higher than level 70. As a result, Hob PQ allows for the fastest EXP/hour here. Keep PQing and have fun!

Dead Scarecrow
Level 50
3,300 HP
220 EXP

Hoodoo
Level 60
6,800 HP
335 EXP

Voodoo
Level 60
6,800 HP
335 EXP

Twisted Jester
Level 70
50,000 HP
1,325 EXP

Resurrection of the Hoblin King (Hob PQ) **
Level 80


[header=90~100][b]Levels 90~100[/b][/header]
[*] Now you're at the home stretch! Achieving level 100 is an amazing accomplishment that few have ever done on a Beginner. As I mentioned before, damage/HP ratios level out here, so you will continue doing as you did since level 80. It gets slower as you get to the high 90s, but you have level 100 to look forward to! Good luck on triple digits!

Twisted Jester
Level 70
50,000 HP
1,325 EXP

Resurrection of the Hoblin King (Hob PQ) *
Level 80

Selkie Jr.
Level 90
45,000 HP
1,130 EXP

Slimy
Level 93
51,000 HP
1,260 EXP


[header=100+][b]Level 100+[/b][/header]
[*] -Throws Confetti- Woooo! Congratulations on level 100! There's not much to look forward to now other that bragging rights and some fancy new equips. Keep PQing and training. Good luck!

Twisted Jester
Level 70
50,000 HP
1,325 EXP

Resurrection of the Hoblin King (Hob PQ)
Level 80

Selkie Jr.
Level 90
45,000 HP
1,130 EXP

Slimy
Level 93
51,000 HP
1,260 EXP

Capt. Latanica
Level 100
2,000,000 HP
210,000 EXP

Dragon Rider PQ *
Level 100

Lion Heart Castle (LHC) [b]Better Guide for LHC Coming Soon![/b]
Level 110



[header][b]Equips Guide:[/b][/header]
[*] As I mentioned with the training guide, these are only recommended equips that can possibly provide the best overall damage for your character. If you prefer a different equip for its looks, feel free to use it! It is hard to tell exactly what equips a Beginner should use since there are so many and they can each be scrolled differently. The best thing to keep in mind is to aim for high attack and high STR equips in order to have the best overall damage on your character. If anything listed is incorrect, or you have other suggestions, please feel free to comment and let me know! :)

[header=Hat][b]Hat[/b][/header]
Blue Bandana
Level 10

Talking Witch Hat
Level 20

Blue Bamboo Hat
Level 25

Bone Helm **
Level 42

Zakum Helmet ♥ *
Level 50

Lord Pirate's Hat *
Level 60, 70, 80, and 90

Android Headgear ♥
Level 70

Ravana Helmet ♥
Level 70

Scarlion Hat (STR) ♥ *
Level 80

Chaos Zakum Helmet ♥
Level 100


[header=EyeAccessory][b]Eye Accessory[/b][/header]
Broken Glasses **
Level 45

Michaela's Glasses
Level 60

Michael's Glasses
Level 60

Spectrum Goggles ♥
Level 70


[header=FaceAccessory][b]Face Accessory[/b][/header]
Tree Branch Nose (Gach Only)
Level 10

White Mouse Kit (Gach Only)
Level 10

Smiling Mask (Gach Only)
Level 25


[header=Earring][b]Earring[/b][/header]
Maple Earrings 2 (Event Only)
Level 40

Free Spirit Piercing
Level 45

1st Unwelcome Guest Earrings ♥
Level 47

2nd Unwelcome Guest Earrings ♥
Level 67

Maple Earrings 3 (Event Only)
Level 70

Rex's Red Earrings **
Level 75

3rd Unwelcome Guest Earrings ♥
Level 87

Last Unwelcome Guest Earrings ♥
Level 107

Sword Earrings
Level 100

VIP Earrings ♥
Level 127


[header=Top][b]Top[/b][/header]
Blue One-lined T-Shirt (M)
Level 11

Orange Sporty T-Shirt (M)
Level 11

Pink Starry Shirt (F)
Level 11

Red-Striped T-Shirt (F)
Level 11

Android Vest ♥
Level 70


[header=Bottom][b]Bottom[/b][/header]
Grey Thick Sweat Pants (M)
Level 11

Sandblasted Jeans
Level 16

Camo Pants (M)
Level 26

Android Legs ♥
Level 70


[header=Overall][b]Overall[/b][/header]
Bathrobe for Men (M) **
Level 20

Bathrobe for Women (F) **
Level 20

Blue Sauna Robe (M) *
Level 30

Red Sauna Robe (F) *
Level 30


[header=Shoes][b]Shoes[/b][/header]
Black/Smelly/White Gomushin
Level 11

Green Strap Shoes
Level 21

Blue/Orange/Pink/Red Whitebottom Boots
Level 26

Squishy Shoes *
Level 30

Facestompers ♥
Level 50

Android Boots ♥
Level 70

Violet Snowshoes ♥ **
Level 80


[header=Cape][b]Cape[/b][/header]
Ragged Black Cape
Level 25

Maple Cape 2 (Event Only)
Level 40

Icarus Cape (2)
Level 42

Pink Adventurer Cape ♥ *
Level 50

Maple Cape 3 (Event Only)
Level 70

Alcadno's Cape
Level 80

Zenumist's Cape
Level 80

Blackfist Cloak ♥
Level 100


[header=Glove][b]Glove[/b][/header]
Work Gloves ♥ *
Level 10

Red Work Gloves ♥ *
Level 10

Stormcaster Gloves ♥
Level 50

Android Gloves ♥
Level 70

Mechanical Glove
Level 70

Strong Machine Gloves ♥ **
Level 90


[header=Pendant][b]Pendant[/b][/header]
Spiegelmann Necklace *
Level 30

1st Unwelcome Guest Necklace
Level 47

Silver Deputy Star ♥ **
Level 50

2nd Unwelcome Guest Necklace
Level 67

Maple Pyrope Power Pendant (Event Only)
Level 77

3rd Unwelcome Guest Necklace
Level 87

Last Unwelcome Guest Necklace
Level 107

Mark of Naricain **
Level 110

Horntail Necklace
Level 120

VIP Necklace
Level 145


[header=Belt][b]Belt[/b][/header]
White Belt **
Level 25

Yellow Belt
Level 35

Blue Belt
Level 45

Red Belt
Level 60

Black Belt *
Level 75

The Immortal Pharaoh Belt ♥
Level 80

Witch's Deep Purple Belt ♥
Level 85


[header=Ring][b]Ring[/b][/header]
Evolving Rings I/II **
Level 0

Zombie Army Ring *
Level 0

Explorer's Critical Ring (Event Only) **
Level 30

Angelic Blessing ♥ *
Level 30

2nd Unwelcome Guest Ring
Level 67

Mighty Crusader Ring II *
Level 80

3rd Unwelcome Guest Ring
Level 87

Heroic Crusader Ring II *
Level 95

Last Unwelcome Guest Ring
Level 107

VIP Ring
Level 127


[header=Shield][b]Shield[/b][/header]
[*] There is a big decision a Beginner must make, a one-handed or a two-handed weapon. The base stats of one-handed weapons tend to be lower than that of two-handed, but one-handed weapons are generally faster speeds, providing equal, if not, better DPM. If one goes with one-handed, it can also be expensive if you are looking for a decent shield. Other classes also use common shield, since there is a lack of any decent shields that are job specific. As a result, shields begin to be perfected with high attack, resulting in them being expensive. Once again, if you can find any shield with STR or attack and can afford it, this would be a great addition to your one-handed weapon.
[*] I only listed the Maple Shield because they tend to be cheap with clean stats, and, with 10 slots, they can be easily scrolled to your need. If you have the money, or are just an older player, the Stone Shield is a nice option (although I will not list it because of its rarity/price).

Maple Shield *
Level 20


[header=Weapon][b]Weapon[/b][/header]
[*] The weapon selection for a Beginner varies greatly. One could find a perfect scrolled weapon that out damages one of the ones listed below and use that as a endgame weapon. Since there are so many options when looking for a weapon, I chose to list some of them that I found most useful to a Beginner. When looking for a weapon, remember to look for one with high speed and high base ATK in order to provide the best overall %/hour.
[*] Keep in mind, that no matter what weapon a Beginner equips, they always have a 1.20 damage multiplier.
[*] The required level, average base ATK, and speed (in frames) of each weapon is shown below the name of the item.

Yellow Valentine Rose
Level 0
ATK 20
Normal (6)

Red Valentine Rose
Level 12
ATK 30
Normal (6)

White Valentine Rose
Level 24
ATK 49
Normal (6)

Maplemas Lights
Level 25
ATK 43
Fast (4)

Pumpkin Lantern
Level 30
ATK 55
Fast (5)

Korean Fan
Level 35
ATK 50
Fast (4)

Red Whip
Level 35
ATK 48
Fast (4)

Glowing Whip ♥
Level 40
ATK 70
Fast (4)

Blue Valentine Rose
Level 48
ATK 70
Normal (6)

Japanese Map
Level 50
ATK 68
Fast (4)

Fan ♥ *
Level 65
ATK 78
Faster (3)

White Mop
Level 65
ATK 84
Normal (6)

Black Umbrella
Level 70
ATK 85
Fast (5)

Sky Ski ♥
Level 85
ATK 94
Normal (6)

Purple Surfboard ♥ **
Level 95
ATK 99
Fast (5)

Crimson Arcglaive ♥
Level 100
ATK 102
Normal (6)



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May 25 11*
Scania Corsair
Savtoz
Déjà vu..

For 20-30, where you listed "Mini-dungeon", you might want to put what mini dungeon you're talking about right beside it. Some people may get confused.
And at 30-40 you could list Mushroom Kingdom mobs.

[b]EDIT:[/b] Nvm the mini dungeon stuff I said.
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May 25 11
Scania Beginner
Newbslice
malapo: how do you get past the thorns to get to helmet pepe?
Use spring near intoxicated pigs map. I haven't yet written about each monster since the guide is not done, but I will explain how to get there as a beginner.
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May 25 11
Broa I/L Arch Mage
FrzenRequiem
I'm still doing alright at MP3/Ghost Ship/Jesters.

Capt. Latanica is also really good EXP for me, too bad I can only go twice per day. :(

BF/HH give less EXP and hit harder, but they're good for something different.
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May 25 11
Bellocan Demon Slayer 3
RushingFall
Umm....U can kill rotting skeles before 20....also lvl 18ish is good for MM Mushdad n ZMM....there really good if no one is killing i have leveld my Str NW 4~5 times there and those were around lvl 50~60 when i lvld those times.
May 25 11*
Scania Aran 3
NestortightI
Yes, 80-100 I leveled really fast by doing Hoblin King PQ, Unagis are fine to heal quickly. And for when you do the equips are you including all kinds of perma beginners? Cuz for Legends I would say that jump equips are a little important cuz of the reach of the polearm to be able to hit stuff further away or on other platforms.(Just a tip ^_^).
May 26 11
Khaini Beginner
iAndreax3
Glad to see someone is making a guide post big bang :D
Looking forward to this guide.
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May 26 11
Bellocan Demon Slayer 3
RushingFall
Philosophize: What's the best at level 37? I tried to do LPQ but no one is there, and rotten skeletons are becoming low exp atm.
Where should I train?

As i said.....kill Mushmoms, Blue Mushdads, and Zombie Mushmom.....
May 26 11*
Broa Dragon Knight
DoIEvaDie
For equipment, here is my take:

Weapon- Doesn't really matter anymore since all weapons use the same 1.20 multiplier, although I'd highly recommend a Fan. It may be expensive to get a good one, but even if it has 10-15 less attack than a godly Fast (5) or Normal (6) weapon, it should have better DPM. For the low levels, just use clean weapons or if you must depending on what it is, just 100% scroll it. You don't need to invest 500m in a weapon you'll use a few hours. Once you get up to level 40, you could get a scrolled weapon or try scrolling yourself. At about 60 or so, I'd start seeking out at minimum a purple named weapon (avoid ones with DEX/acc bonuses instead of STR/Def ones though). If you can, try to get one that is Gold or higher or with potential.

Hat- Personally I'd just use any old common hat you find on the ground until 42 then get a Bone Helmet. If unfunded, I'd keep this for good. At 50, you could get a Zhelm, but it is more or less a luxury. If you think you can, hold off until level 80 for a Scarlion/Targa hat. Other good options include Lord Pirate's Hat and the line of Maple Hats.

Pendant- The CPQ one is good enough if money is tight. For the more funded, I'd look at a Deputy Star (cheap now; like 20-25m in Broa), a Maple Pyrope Pendant (recommended during this event; good stats and tier 3 potential) or if you're really rich one of the Unwelcome Guest Necklaces. In terms of end-game, the Mark of Naricain is a very economical choice and Horntail for those that are rich and/or are feeling lucky with cubes.

Shoes- I can't stress it enough; Speed shoes. My personal favorite are Green Strap Shoes; 5-6 base speed, level 21, and often very cheap (I paid only 13m for a 16 Speed pair unhammered). For the more funded, I'd Speed scroll Violet Snowshoes (try for potential too, at least 3% STR)

Gloves- For unfunded Beginner, Strong Mech Gloves are your friend, if you make it to 90 that is. Until then, the only options are Work Gloves, Green Mittens, Markers, Flamekeepers (no reason to wear these though), and Stormcasters, and all but the former are expensive. For the more funded, a modest 6-10 attack WG is good enough. Ideally I'd look into a nice 6+ attack Strong Mech with 3% or more STR as end-game material or a glove with 11+ attack if you can. Still, if you can get a good 12% STR on SMGs, even a crappy 4-6 attack one will own a 12-13 attack pair of WGs.

Top/Bottom- Very few options. Android is the best, but outrageously expensive. You have Strigeman Pants too, but very few can afford them. I'd try to STR scroll the top and DEX/Speed the bottom.

Overall- Bathrobe. Get 10 DEX scrolls for it or try to get a STR one. Do NOT touch the Sauna; 10 avoidability won't do you any good, but 10 Speed always will.

Cape- I wouldn't worry about one until 71+, but a nice 2% STR 50-70 cape can't hurt. Any tier 3 cape should do. Alternatively, get a Pink Adventurer Cape, Maple Cape, or Icarus (2) cape since it gives 10 speed.

Eye Accessory- Do LPQ like mad if you really want one, or try your luck with Gachapon and hope for a Rac Mask/Specs. You could buy one too, but be warned they're not cheap.

Face Accessory- Even more expensive than eye ones. These are a luxury if anything really.

Ideally, if you can, try to get all of your equips with potential. If you're unfunded, getting +2 STR and +10 Defense on a level 16 pair of pants may not seem like much, but it's better than nothing. In the low levels, potential doesn't really do much for you. Your base stats are too low to effectively take advantage of STR%, so even if you go through the trouble of cubing a 4-5% STR T-shirt, at level 10 when you have at least 52 STR, you'll only get a couple points. In general, be on the lookout for:

Defense- Very cheap, people sell these dirt cheap.
Avoidability- Not really too handy, but it can get you missed a bit more often.
HP/HP%- I suppose it helps with bossing and the Dojo, but otherwise not really too important.
STR/STR%- Aim for this if you can.
Speed (shoes)- Faster speed = more time killing. Need I say anymore?

One idea is to get an Android set for its set bonuses, but it is too expensive for most to take advantage of.

Anyway, weapon progression suggestions:

1-handed for life route: Razor > Whatever until 35 > Red Whip/Maple Sword/Korean Fan > Purple Tube > Black Tube > ER Tube/Maple Glory Sword/Black Umbrella > Fan (recommended, if you can aim for at least 90 attack, 100+ if you don't mind spending a ton) > 3rd/Last/VIP Dagger (STR, only if you're stupidly rich)

2-handed for life route: Roses > Snowboards > Aluminum Baseball Bat > Blue Rose/Guan Yu Polearm/Japanese Map (recommended) > Green Ski > Blood Snowboard > White Mop > Maple Snowboard > Sky Ski > Crimson Arcglaive (expensive, probably about as bad as Sky Skis)

Pros of 1-h:
-Faster attack speed in general (often Fast 4 or 5)
-Ability to wield a shield, offering an extra potential item or STR or even Attack bonuses
-Better damage per minute in most cases (DPM)
-Ability to attack with Three Snails to lure

Pros of 2-h:
-Longer reach and possibly hitting an enemy above you
-Non attack shields offer too low of stats to make a difference
-Generally higher base attack
-Easier to manually avoid mobs
MapleStory Screen: Silver Kalkan - STR 15%
May 26 11
Bera Dark Knight
Riyuune
I'm not sure if the level 20 Tuna is still around, but it's an alternative for lower levels who either want to see some big numbers or show off.

I use mine to show off.
MapleStory 2 Screen: Berserker
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