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Maplestory 2 Detailed Leveling Strategies Guide

This Maplestory 2 Leveling Guide will show you all of the possible ways you can level up from 1 to 60 and what is the fastest way of doing so. All of these Maplestory 2 Leveling Guide strategies are great but there are a few that work best, do note that you can also buy the MS2 Bundle pack which has the 100% experience booster and craft a 50% exp boost Pine Mushroom Stew for a whopping 150% experience increase (which should make your 50-60 leveling a breeze).

Maplestory 2 Leveling Guide Table of contents

  1. Leveling from lvl 1 to 50.
  2. Leveling from lvl 50 to 60.
  3. Fastest way to level up from lvl 1 to 60.
  4. Leveling Tips and Tricks.

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Leveling from lvl 1 to 50

If you’re a beginner, when you first start out you’ll probably feel bombarded by the amount of information Maplestory 2 is throwing at you. There is a lot of ways of gaining experience in Maplestory 2 and we’ll cover most of them later but as a beginner the best way of gaining fast experience for your character is to follow the Epic story line. The MS2 Epic quests will give you tones of experience, gear and mesos. These quests were tailored carefully so that everyone more or less ends their main Epic quest story line at level 50. Do note that all of the gear you get from these quests WILL carry you through the content up to level 50, after which you need to prepare for dungeon grinding, you can read more about this in our Maplestory 2 Gear Guide. You can also do Exploration quests and some other side quests, but those often take a lot more time to complete and have less than optimal experience gain per minute. After finishing the main MS2 Epic story line and reaching level 50, you’ll notice the experience gain from Epic quests drop to 10 times less than what you were getting at level 49, therefore you must use the strategies we explained below to level from 50 to 60. In case you are wondering, it takes about 6 hours to reach level 50 by doing just Epic quests (no monster grinding, dungeons etc.).

Maplestory 2 Leveling Guide Detailed Strategies Epic Quests

Leveling from 50 to 60

Fishing

Fishing is surprisingly a very good way of getting experience for your character. It works well below level 50 as well, but it’s not as efficient as the Epic story line. Therefore focus on fishing only when you want to reach level 60. By finishing the story line, you should have about 2 hours worth of Auto-Fishing vouchers. Activate them once you have to go afk and let the experience grind itself.

Maplestory 2 Leveling Guide Detailed Strategies Fishing

Music

Music alongside Fishing is also a great way of gaining experience in MS2. Grab a couple of auto vouchers and go afk. Someone told me that it takes about 5 hours of afk playing music to level up from level 50 to 60 (haven’t tested it myself though).

Maplestory 2 Leveling Guide Detailed Strategies Music

Mini Games

Mini Games are also a very nice exp sources post level 50. Joining any Mini game will work, my personal favorite is the Quiz because you gain about 500k experience per question (and they are not random win/lose like some other mini games), which is really nice and it adds up to a lot of experience if you manage to answer all of them correctly.

Maplestory 2 Leveling Guide Detailed Strategies Mini Games

Life Skills

Often underrated, life skills will give you some (but not a lot) of experience, do them if you’ve finished everything else that we covered in this Maplestory 2 Leveling Guide.

Maplestory 2 Leveling Guide Detailed Strategies Life Skills

Housing Experience Farming

Every day you can get a certain amount of experience from placing down furniture in your House. The best and fastest way of gaining exp this way is to pick up and place down the same item over and over again until you notice there is no experience gained anymore. You can get about 20-30% experience (every day) after level 50 by doing this.

Maplestory 2 Leveling Guide Detailed Strategies Furnishing XP

World Boss Farming

World Bosses are very hard and tanky monsters that require at least 10 players in order to kill them “quick” enough. Each of them spawns on a schedule which you can see below, and there’s always a notification when they do.Maplestory 2 Leveling Guide Detailed Strategies World Boss Notification

World bosses (level 50 ones) currently give you about 15% experience per kill which makes them the fastest way to reach level 60 currently when compared to the other ways that we noted in this Maplestory 2 Leveling Guide. Open your World Map and write lv. 50 in the search bar, the first result tab should be Boss Monsters.Maplestory 2 Leveling Guide Detailed Strategies World Boss Search

You will then be able to see which ones spawn where and at what time. When you find one just click on it and use taxi to get there. Joining a party is favorable because you’ll have an easier time finding these World bosses in a group.Maplestory 2 Leveling Guide Detailed Strategies World Boss Map IconDo note that when a World boss spawns in a map, it spawns on ALL of the channels, therefore in theory you could kill up to 30 World bosses per spawn on a map (if there’s not many players online) by just switching the channel after each kill– hovering over the boss icon will show you the channels he is still alive in. But in most cases you’ll probably have time to kill maybe 2-3 per spawn, which is still a lot, 45% experience in like 10 minutes and don’t forget that you also get good loot from them.

Maplestory 2 Leveling Guide Detailed Strategies World Boss Channel Swap

Maplestory 2 Leveling Guide World Boss Spawn Schedule

The spawn schedule for MS2 World Bosses can be seen in the table below, the format XX:30, means that the particular World Boss will spawn at 04:30, 05:30, 06:30, and so on, every hour.

World Boss NameLevelMap NameSpawn Time
Furious Baphomet40Reflection CastleXX:05
Doondun15Kerning JunkyardXX:05
Ikar Morde50FrozencrestXX:05
Lo and Moomoo32Baum TreeXX:05
Acreon50Lavender IslandXX:05
Heartless Baphomet50Frostpeak MountainXX:15
Ureus50Nazkar PyramidXX:15
Griffin23FrostheartXX:15
Griffina30Trinian CrossingXX:25
Toh and Googoo43Whistler CliffsXX:25
Giant Turtle18Beachway 111XX:35
Vayar Gatekeeper35Precipice FortressXX:35
Alpha Turtle37Ellua RiversideXX:40
Lernos40Twilight Moon CastleXX:45
MK 52 Alpha27Neuron DNA Research CenterXX:45
Devilin Warrior21South Royal RoadXX:55
Amadon50Ludari ArenaXX:55
Devilin Chief (after Devilin Warrior dies)24South Royal RoadXX:55
Pekanos47Fractured CanyonXX:55

Level 50 Normal Adventure Dungeons

In case you somehow managed to reach 1500 Gear Score after reaching level 50, you can farm 10 lvl 50 Normal Dungeons per day or 30 per week (next patch will scale these limits higher– thanks nexon!). These Normal Dungeons will give you awesome loot and a fair amount of experience as well so make sure to do them if you can, although most people that just hit lvl 50 will not be able to do them.

Maplestory 2 Leveling Guide Detailed Strategies Normal Dungeons

Fastest way to level up from lvl 1 to 60

When you first start out, follow all of the Epic quests, don’t do anything else, only speed run them until you reach level 50. Once at level 50 do the Mini Games whenever you can, Life Skills and House Experience Farming. Once you take experience from these, if you have to AFK remember to put on auto Music/Fishing otherwise do World Bosses and/or Normal Dungeons until you hit the daily cap if you have 1500 Gear Score. Leveling a fresh character this way from 1 to 60 should take a casual player around 10-15 hours.

Maplestory 2 Leveling Guide Tips and Tricks

  • Get an Experience booster and Pine Mushroom Stew if you can.
  • Leave Binoculars for after level 50, they give 400k experience which makes your grind from level 50 to 60 a lot faster.
  • If you have to afk, turn on Auto Fishing/Music.
  • Do highest level dungeon for most experience.
  • Join a good coordinated party for World Boss killing.
  • Do not worry about gear until you reach 50, all the epic quest rewards are good enough to carry you.
  • If you have premium club active, from 1-50 use Air Taxi (Helicopter) to travel around for quest locations. After reaching level 50, travel with Helicopter to EVERY single map in Victoria and Karkar Island. By visiting a map for the first time you’ll get about 60k exp and 10k prestige exp, which after 100-150 maps really accumulates. You will get about 30% and 1 Prestige level from this.

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