Best Maplestory Training Spots 1-250 Guide (GMS v.161 – Black Heaven)

List of Best MapleStory Training Spots

MapleStory Training Spots Guide V9 : GMS v.183 – MapleStory Override/Beyond (2017-03-01)
MapleStory Training Spots Guide V8 : GMS v.179 – MapleStory V 5th Job (2016-12-15)
MapleStory Training Spots Guide V7 : GMS v.170 – Ursus (2016-01-06)
MapleStory Training Spots Guide V6 : GMS v.161 – Black Heaven: Final Chapter (2015-04-20)
MapleStory Training Spots Guide V5 : GMS v.150 – Rising Heroes (2014-06-17)
MapleStory Training Spots Guide V4 : GMS v.149 – Legacy of Nine (2014-05-12)
MapleStory Training Spots Guide V3 : GMS v.143 – RED (2013-12-04)
MapleStory Training Spots Guide V2 : GMS v.137 – Unleashed (2013-06-19)
MapleStory Training Spots Guide V1 : GMS v.123 – Tempest (2012-11-28)


MapleStory Black Heaven Final Chapter 2015 Best Training Spots (Post Star Force) for Power Leveling from Level 1 to 100 in 3 days. Recommended for all unfunded jobs Warrior, Bowman, Magician, Thief, Pirate in Adventurer, Resistance, Cygnus Knights and Legendary Hero. Copy the monster name and paste into MapleStory Monster Finder to locate the specific map location. The guide includes some of the best and alternative maps when hotspot training ground gets packed during peak hour.

Post StarForce Training Guide

Here is a quick simple training guide made specially for unfunded to semi-funded players who wishes to level up as quick as possible. For funded players, kindly check out the MapleStory Alternative Training Spots.

Train Where Type
1-10 Tutorial / Job Specific Quests Quest
10-30 Flaming Mixed Golem (Henesys) Train
13+ Mr. Lee’s Airlines (Crosspath, 1 entry/day) Quest
13+ NLC Mayor Quest (New Leaf City) Quest
15-25 Mushmom Boss (Henesys) Train
30-40 Ellinia Fairy Academy (Ellinia) Questline
40-50 Gold Beach (Crosspath) Questline
50-60 Riena Strait (Rien) Questline
60-70 Skeledogs / Mummies (Perion Excavation Site) Train
66-70 Ilji NPC (Sleepywood Town) Questline
70-80 Snack Bar Boss (Sleepywood Dungeon) Train
70-140 Romeo & Juliet aka RNJ (min. 4 players) Party Quest
70-100 Scorpion / Sand Rat (Sahel 2) Train
100-120 Zakum Boss (Normal Mode) Train
105-140 Monster Park Extreme (Solo, 3 entries/day) Party Quest
100-120 Dual Ghost Pirates (Ludibrium: 55 stars required) Train
120-140 Pirates (Mulung) Train
140+ Dimension Invasion aka DIPQ (Solo, 5 entries/day) Party Quest
140-150 Canyon: West Road Train
150-160 The Dragon Nest Left Behind 2 (65 stars required) Train
165+ Second Drill Hall (Future Ereve, do pre-quests/teleport-in) Train

What are Starforce Maps?

As of GMS v.157 Shinning Star Update, MapleStory has recently converted some of the regular maps as Starforce Maps. How to identify one? The map that has a glowing red portal leading to the next map is a Starforce map. Monsters in Starforce maps rewards 3 times more EXP. If you do not have the required amount of stars as specified by the Starforce map, you will only deal 1 damage to the monster residing inside. Where to get these stars? You will need to enhance your equipment (e.g. hat, overall, glove, cape, weapon, face accessory, belt, earrings, etc) using the Star Force Enhancement System that consumes “Spell Traces” which are dropped from defeated enemies. The higher the equipment level, the more “Spell Traces” they cost. Personally, I enhanced Level 20, 60 and 100 equips (40 levels gap is sufficient). Having 10 equips with 5~7 stars each easily provides 50~70 stars which meets the requirement for Star Force maps.

Part-Time Job: Resting

Set your character you are leveling using this part-time job (Resting) to gain 1.3X EXP boost coupon. This coupon does not stack with other EXP coupon. This is quite helpful when you are leveling multiple characters.

Training Tips

Don’t forget that you can press “W” in MapleStory to open up the World Map, and type in the monster name or the map name to find the exact location from where you are. Also, the Maple guide provided in-game option in MapleStory isn’t too bad, you are free to follow that guide (auto-teleports you to that map) or follow mine here for where I’ll be trainining. With that all covered, lets begin the training guide. In addition, take note where the monsters resides and how far they live from your job hometown. Example: monsters in Pantheon are for Kaiser/Angelic Buster whereas monsters in Edelstein are for Resistance jobs as its closer to their hometown, but you have the option to visit Victoria Island or other maps based on the information below if you don’t mind the extra effort of migrating there for training.

MapleStory Alternative Training Spots

Train Lv. Monster Location
1-20 Beginner Questline Town
Victoria Island
10-15 17 Mixed Golem Golem’s Temple: Golem’s Temple 4
15-20 19 Flaming Mixed Golem Golem’s Temple: Golem’s Temple 3
15-20 19 Mushmom Mushmom Forest Trail
20-25 18 Blue Mushmom Blue Mushmom Forest
20-30 27 Evil Eye North Forest: Giant Tree
30-35 36 Emerald Clam Slime Gold Beach: Seaside 1
35-40 40 Flying Fish Slime Gold Beach: Softwave Beach 1
45-50 62 Skeledogs/Mummies Excavation Site: Intermission Area
50-60 64 Officer Skeletons Excavation Site: Closed Area
50-55 60 Wooden Mask Excavation Site: Initial Excavation Area
55-70 66 Copper Drake Sleepywood: Swamp, Silent Swamp
65-70 70 Taurospear Cursed Temple: Forbidden Altar
20-30 24 Kaloong East Pantheon: East Pantheon Forest
40-50 41 Gravi Stonegar East Pantheon: Enchanted Forest
20-25 25 Streetlight Concrete Road: Streetlight Row
25-30 33 Baby Boulder Muncher Dry Road: Rocky Road
30-40 35 Big Boulder Muncher Dry Road: Ore Trail
All Jobs
70-79 81 White Fang El Nath: Ice Valley 2
70-80 73 Lucida Orbis: Garden of Darkness II
80-87 90 Sand Rat/Scorpion Sunset Road Sahel 2
80-95 95 Homunculus Zenumist: Lab – Unit 202
88-95 95 Roid Alcadno: Lab Area C-1
90-105 107 Red Harp Leafre: Sky Nest 2
93-100 113 Robo / Master Robo Ludibrium: Toy Factory Apparatus Room
95-100 103 Rash Leafre: West Leafre Forest
90-95 95 Blue Speeyor Twisted Forest: Blue Speeyor’s Pasture
90-95 95 Blue Speeyor Twisted Forest: Blue Speeyor’s Pasture
95-100 98 Yellow Speeyor/Dinodon Forbidden Forest: Forest of Coexistence
100-110 113 Toy Trojan Ludibrium: Sky Terrace 5
110-120 119 Dual Ghost Pirate Hidden Street: Unbalanced Time
120-130 127 Blue Dragon Turtle Leafre: Entrance to Dragon Forest
125-140 121 Dark Yeti and Pepe El Nath @ Sharp Cliff 4
140-165 155 Selkie Jr. + Slimy Singapore @ Mysterious Path 3 MP3
140-150 148 Chief Memory Guardian Time Lane: Memory Lane 4
150-160 157 Chief Qualm Guardian Time Lane: Road of Regrets 5
160-170 166 Chief Oblivion Guardian Time Lane: Road to Oblivion 5
165-250 170 Official Knight B Knight Stronghold: Second Drill Hall
171-250 ??? Cygnus Knights Knight Stronghold: Armory 2
171-250 176 Official Knight E Knight Stronghold: Knight District 4
190-250 198 Ancient Mixed Golem Twilight Perion: Warrior Grounds
Train Party Quest (10 entries per day) Remarks
50-200 Weakened Zakum Easy Mode (2 entries per day) Solo
60-90 Tangyoon Party Quest (10 entries per day) Solo/Party
50-70 Ludibrium Party Quest Party (min 3 players)
70-140 Romeo and Juliet Party Quest Party (min 4 players)
100+ Lord Pirate Party Quest Party (min 3 players)
100-140 Monster Park Extreme Solo/Party
105-165 Evolving World – Link 3 Solo/Party
140-200 Dimension Invasion Solo/Party
110-200 Regular Zakum (min Lv.50) Solo/Party
140-200 Chaos Zakum (min Lv.120) Party
Train Questline aka Chain Quest Location
13+ Mr. Lee Airlines Victoria Island
30-40 Ellinia Fairy Academy Victoria Island
33+ FriendStory Victoria Island
50-60 Chryse Questline Orbis
50-60 Riena Strait Quests Rien
60+ Mushroom Castle/Kingdom Victoria Island
66-70 Drake Attack Questline by Ilji Sleepywood
75-160 Silent Crusade Kerning City Subway

Compilation of Training Videos

The information from the video below is same as the information in the table posted above. Watching the video allows you to see the map platform itself and also helps you visualize how your character can train in those training spots.

April 2015 – Maplestory FAST Training Guide (Power Leveling) – Black Heaven
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Best Maplestory Training Guide Level 1-250 For All Jobs (Black Heaven Update)
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GMS v.159 MapleStory Leveling Guide by dapuertorican
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GMS V.159 Full Leveling Guide by SmartBored
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38 thoughts on “Best Maplestory Training Spots 1-250 Guide (GMS v.161 – Black Heaven)

  1. Shindouz Hirono Meijin

    Training guide for maplesea please

  2. Xenon505

    HI Ayumi! do you have any training guide for MapleSEA ?

  3. Ayumilove Post author

    @GandalfTheCat: Thanks for spotting the typo! I have corrected the word “Sinagpore” to “Singapore”.

  4. GandalfTheCat

    You spelt Singapore wrongly, btw i love your work <3

  5. GandalfTheCat

    You spelt singapore wrongly, btw love your work <3

  6. Yangin

    Is there going to be a reboot version of this training guide? Some places have radically changed like second drill hall being a star force map

  7. Zquidy

    Dual pirates in ludi is now only 26 stars required

  8. Unithes

    I have a little question about the NLC quest, after answering the first question (where i am right now, new leaf city) the mayor doesnt give me any other question, saying that i’ve already solver all his questions

    Am i doing something wrong? I’m level 27 btw

  9. Yatropy

    I guess it was 13+ But if you should do it from 26 + 50% Otherwise you will end up in 29 and 60% or something, which is quit hard to lvl. 🙂

  10. Ayumilove Post author

    @Yatropy: I have added the NLC Quiz Quest into the Leveling Guide above. I’m not sure what’s the level requirement for it (Level 13 or Level 26), one of the commentator mentions at Level 13+ you can complete the quest.

  11. Ayumilove Post author

    @Oscuros: Thanks for your feedback! I have added NLC Mayor Quiz into the Leveling Guide.

  12. Yatropy

    Hi Ayumi!, So far as I trained characters, I found out that 25-30 is pretty hard, cauze golems don’t give to much exp anymore at that level, so I found out that you can go to New Leaf City ( at lvl 26 and at least 50%) and take the quiz from the Mayor, Just answer the questions and you’re 30 when you’re finished! 😀
    So maybe it’s helpfull for others to place this in your guide?
    Keep going with those awesome guides! I love them! 😀

  13. Ayumilove Post author

    @sung90: Thanks for your feedback! I have updated the number of entries of Dimension Invasion (10 to 5).

  14. sung90

    DI PQ is now only 5 times a day

  15. Burppp

    LudiPQ? I swear Dimensional mirror is 100 now.

  16. Oscuros

    For lvl 13+ i run NLC and make the quizz 😊

  17. bakhe

    Hi! With the recent reboot updates, the best training spot for levels from 165 ~, the SDH, have changed significantly. it now requires 120 star force which isn’t the easiest to achieve. so do you have any suggestion for any substitute for SDH? thanks!!

  18. bakhe

    @john: maybe you could find a good party to kill official knights at second drill hall? i’m not sure if they’ll accept you to their party, but you can try. in a full party, they’re usually too busy getting exp that they might not even notice how many (how few you kill). i’m a bishop and my friend who plays with me is a demon avenger. we have poor equips but people party with us. kannas and bishops are popular, so you can try to find them first, party with them, and then you can look for other attackers who can do significant damage. everybody’s looking for a kanna, so you’re like a package that goes with one. don’t die, and you’ll get crazy exp.

  19. John

    I’m a level 163 DB with 60-65k range.
    I’ve tried training at the official knights A & B, but can’t seem to kill them fast enough.
    Im hitting around 150-250k’s against them and takes me around 10seconds to kill one.
    I’ve tried Oblivion Guardians at ToT but i find it too flow.
    Where should I train?

  20. Melvin

    How do you do MPE in MapleSEA?

  21. Ayumilove Post author

    @Jkllim: Couldn’t recall the reason I marked with an asterisk. I remembered there are 3 types of Lucida (the mini kitten, adult cat and big grandpa cat boss!)

  22. Jkllim

    hey ayumi, love your guides:) i would like to ask why does the lucida have an asterisk?

  23. Legitfunds

    For the alternative training guide, I go to sand rats at 60-85, with 20k range (unbuffed) at lvl 60.

  24. Jeffy

    If me … lazy slow hunt trainer
    some one will feel like crazy.. but ..i trained all link skill in 1 week

    1-30 mix golem
    31-50 fairy & golden beach quest
    51-60 ( needed bishop ) go to targa & scralion map
    61-100 mp3
    100-120 – normal zakum

    all these are needed 1. bishop 2. kana

    bishop make exp crazy & kana make mob spawn crazy

    minimum 3 pc or laptop bishop & char need train same party, kana just stand there and spamm skill only.. only mp3 can make kana in party member

    at mp3… from 61-72 lv you can pt with kana & bishop… if hard farm you need to use kana skill at 1 lane.. after lv 73, you need to play expendition… but maple pacthed cannot play drag already… so you need to pt & leave pt to get hs from bishop

    if before patched… you can farm 100-120 by about 2~3 hours only at root absy

  25. Informer

    For anyone that’s level 65-100, the Lord Balrog gives good XP (35.5K XP) per run at level 65-70 and you can do a maximum of 7 runs per day.

  26. Ayumilove Post author

    @shaun: Thanks for your correction on the Monster Park Extreme Level requirement. I have updated the guide above!

  27. shaun

    MPE level requirement is 105 actually.

  28. Ayumilove Post author

    @Informer: Thanks for sharing your bossing experiences!

  29. Ayumilove Post author

    @Informer: Do you know that you can grab your free avatar by registering your e-mail address in

  30. Informer

    @Ayumi: GMS

    P.S. You might wanna delete DemonPrince’s post

  31. Informer

    Suggestions based on above chart (or funded at 8K HP or higher at that level, works very well with Demon Avengers)
    Easy Horntail: 130-180 (Goes up to LVL 180 since it becomes a very quick and easy killing spree and guaranteed survival with a nice reward of 7 M XP; Again, depends on your equip at this level)
    Normal Zakum: 100-140 (At 7 M XP per kill, it actually amounts to around 15-30% or so at lvl 130-140 without any XP bonuses)
    Normal Horntail: 160+ (A minimum of LVL 160 is required to get a guarantee 100% hit rate, unless you hit pretty hard at 150-155 [An unfunded Demon Avenger is one such example, and can hit around 40-50K range easily at LVL 135 using the skills available and general Spell Trace scrolling]; Other than that, 40-45 M XP per run is pretty nice at LVL 160 (30% or so))

    Depending on the class, easy Horntail can be a pushover (especially if you have Mechanic’s Salvo Plus or Missiles or Demon Avenger’s Exceed: Execution [both of these classes take me around a maximum of 5 minutes from start to finish to kill Easy HT]) or a bit hard (if you are only using Demon Slayer’s Demon Impact + Dark Metamorphosis w/o Boundless Rage)

    Depending on the party size and the number of attackers, the amount of XP earned from R&J can amount to 45 K XP/second to 100 K XP/second, which corresponds to 5 to 8 levels per run (10 levels if you are really lucky and you have a high DPM at very low level)

    In regards to equipment enhancement, I would suggest levels 40/60/80/110. Levels 40 and 60 equipment is actually pretty inexpensive to upgrade and enhance. Level 80 equipment can easily be picked up from Romeo and Juliet as they are dropped by the monsters (Drop rate for No potential to Rare Potential equipment is very favorable in R&J). Level 110 equipment is recommended, instead of level 100, since level 110 equipment can be easily made (any unfunded class with Level 10 Mining and Smithing skills can easily forge a full set of it (There’s only one color for it, compared to levels 10 to 100 equipment sets). Level 120 equipment is not recommended to be upgraded, as upgrading anything from 10 stars and onward is very expensive (anything from requiring 15 M to 70 M+, depends on how well you pray to RN[J]esus) and does not give any more benefits than the levels before. Anything after LVL 120, however, is your choice (I personally favor the level 140 equipment set based on the bonuses, but the level 130 equipment is also pretty good as well; however, at this point, you should really save money for buying and upgrading an “inexpensive” set of Root Abyss equipment instead.)

    Some Personal Suggestions:
    Showa Bosses (excluding the Big Boss/Oyabun): 150+ (Lady Boss/Anego [LVL 125] gives around 1.4 M XP [Spawns every 6-8 hours], while the Bodyguards A [LVL 145; Likes to stun every 15 seconds or so] and B [LVL 155; Likes to drain your MP every 15 seconds or so] give a total of around 12-15 M XP (NOTE: Bodyguards A and B are spawned by dropping Lady Boss’ comb on the treasure boxes in the last room of the hideout and can only be spawned every 24 hours or so); Of course, run like the bat after you defeat Bodyguard B before the boss spawns)

  32. Ayumilove Post author

    @Informer: Which MapleStory Region are you playing?

  33. Informer

    Definitely do not need 55 stars for Ludibrium lower floors (25-30 stars).

  34. Ayumilove Post author

    @galleigo: Thanks for your correction! I have updated “Silent Cruade” to “Silent Crusade”. Which MapleStory region are playing?

  35. galleigo

    Hey, at alternative training spots bottom you typed Silent Cruade instead of Silent Crusade. Just thought I’d let you know 🙂 By the way I can’t go Gold Beach because for some reason they don’t give me the quest (I’m lv 42) and pantheon exp too low. D:

  36. Ayumilove Post author

    @Peculator: Beast Tamer is the newest job of all. Pink Bean Job is the newest job too but its not permanent and only available in KMS.

  37. peculator

    hi ayumi, sorry for asking this but which job is the newest of all?