Maplestory 2 In Depth Gear Guide
Making the best possible Gear Set in Maplestory 2 is as important as picking the right MS2 Class for you, therefore we have made this Maplestory 2 Gear Guide to answer any of your questions and help you through the rather complex Maplestory 2 Gear system.
Table of Contents
- Basic Maplestory 2 Gear Information
- Low Level Gear
- End-game Gear
- Gear from Normal Dungeons
- Gear from Hard Dungeons
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Basic Maplestory 2 Gear Information
Equipment in Maplestory 2 is sorted between these categories:
- Weapons (some classes can have two of them, or a Shield)
MS2 Item rarities: Normal, Rare, Exceptional, and Epic.
Each of these items can have different stats, rarity and Gear Score about which we will talk more later. Also don't forget that you can enchant your gear using Onyx Fragments by visiting Ophelia in the Blacksmith Streets to make it even stronger!
Low Level (leveling) Gear
The easiest part of gearing up is while you're leveling up because you will keep dropping good enough items that should last you for a couple levels until you can find another upgrade. I would highly suggest doing the epic quest line because this is going to be not only the best way to keep up-to-date with your Gear but it's also gonna be probably the quickest way to level up as well because these quests don't take very long even if you're not a very experienced player or you haven't played the game. It's pretty easy to follow along with it because it's just a pretty typical story line of quests where you get a bunch of rewards including Experience, Gear and Health Potions. These quest reward Gear pieces are carefully planned by the Maplestory 2 developer team to allow you to pass through the story line without any major gearing issues. Once you get to max level (50) that is when things get a little bit more complicated and we'll refer to it as end-game gearing.
These are MS2 items that you will get above level 50, in high level content areas.
Since MS2 End-game gearing is so complex let's go and open up the challenge map, this is going to display all the different Dungeons and also how many Dungeons you've run. Keep in mind that there is a limit, you can run ten Dungeons per day and only thirty Dungeons per week so that's really important. Once you end up getting to max level all you want to be able to do is start running Normal Dungeons. Let's go ahead and go to the Dungeon directory and you want to be able to start running these regular normal level 50 Dungeons. There is a total of four of them in particular the Tronix Bunker, Forgotten Vayar, Blushade Cave and Lingering Darkness.
Preparing for Normal Dungeon Gear farming
In order to start running these you're going to need a Gear Score of 1500. In case you have done the epic story line and you've done the epic quests to get to max level you're not going to have 1500 Gear Score with just that gear alone, you're probably gonna be short a couple hundred points or so and while that might might seem like a lot it might seem a lot it really is not because Gear Scores are weighted mostly towards the Weapons because they give A LOT more Gear Score than other items. One really easy way to get 1500 Gear Score for normal dungeons is to buy a blue Weapon in the Black Market for a really cheap. All the Normal Dungeons drop these weapons therefore they are affordable.
Once you start farming Normal Dungeons keep replacing your Gear and aim towards Gear Score 2100 so you can unlock the Hard Dungeons, note that you'll mostly want to play in a party for this so that others carry you in case your Gear is all "Gear Score" based.
Gear from Normal Dungeons
The MS2 Normal Dungeons are mostly going to drop blue items every single run. Finishing the Dungeon guarantees you a weapon and a piece of armor. You're also gonna be getting fragments (used for jewelry and accessories) and each one of these four Dungeons is going to have different fragment drops. Essentially what you're trying to do is to just get all Blue Gear, it shouldn't take too many runs. Tronix Bunker gives you the Earrings and Belt, Forgotten Vayar gives you the Necklace and Cloak, Blueshade Cave gives you the Belt and Necklace and Lingering Darkness gives you the Ring and a fragment. When you run one of these you are gonna get eight fragments you need sixteen of them to create that piece of Gear.
All Blue Items but still not 2100 Gear Score?
After getting all that Blue Maplestory 2 Gear there's a couple of things that you can do right now in order to boost yourself up to 2100 Gear Score. The most recommended thing is to get yourself an Epic Weapon. If you actually go back to the challenge map and you go to the Dungeon Directory you'll notice that you can get Epic Items from these Normal Dungeons but do note that Epic Gear is so rare that you're not gonna see it very often. Epic Weapons are tradable and therefore you can attempt to buy one at the Black Market although they are quite expensive, when you get one it should boost your Gear Score even higher than 2100 which will finally allow you to do Hard Dungeons.
Another option is to Enchant your Blue Gear but this is not a preferred way because once you start running MS2 Hard Dungeons you'll want to ditch the Enchanted items as soon as possible.
Gear from Hard Dungeons
Once you start running Hard Dungeons you are at the final step of gearing up for the end-game. Hard Dungeons give you Epic Gear every single run but a lot of them are gonna be bound though so it's not going to be super easy to get rich doing this. You're gonna start getting much better Gear pieces that you're gonna replace the Blue Gear with and remember to Enchant your Epic Maplestory 2 Gear. After reaching Gear Score 2100 you are pretty much done with gearing although some people have started aiming for 3000+ Gear Score but it's just for the grindiest players of us all so don't expect to be getting to 3000 Gear score anytime soon, only a few players have reached that number.