Best Maplestory Training Spots 1-250 Guide (GMS v.170 – Reboot & Ursus)

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 Reboot Training Guide

The new Reboot server is truly non-pay-to-win. Red-Black Cubes, Hyper Teleport Rock, AP-SP Reset Scrolls, Safety Charm, Miracle Circulator, House Wedding Ticket and Facial Expressions can be purchased with meso in Reboot Server Cash Shop whereas NXCash is required in regular servers. There is no economy as player to player trading is prohibited. This means, even though the game is infested with botters and hackers, they wouldn’t directly affect your gameplay, unless you want to be competitive. The general mobs and bosses have increased difficulty, encouraging you to participate in group play for tackling most of the contents. The “No Player-Player Trading” philosophy somehow also applies to the characters of the same account. Hence, even though you might get a “shareable” greed pendant or other equipment, it cannot be traded with other characters. All characters have to be self-sufficient. I personally didn’t like this since I like to gear for my other toons when playing on my main. As of now, the Reboot servers are extremely crowded, making the whole gameplay experience laggy and frequent disconnection is a common occurrence. All the cash items are temporary and the permanent cash events are absent in Reboot.

1-10Tutorial / Job Specific QuestsQuest
10-20Ribbon Pig (Map Right of Nautilus)Train
10-30Flaming Golems (Henesys Golem Temple 3)Train
20-30Orange Mushmom (Henesys)Boss Raid
20-30Streetlight (Edelstein: Streetlight Row)Train
30-38Ellinel Fairy AcademyQuestline
30-50Violent Clam (Gold Beach Seaside 2)Train
50-60Riena StraitQuestline
50-70Mummydog (Perion: Excavation Site Military Camp 1)Train
60-75Copper Drake (Sleepywood: Silent Swamp)Train
70-120Romeo and Juliet Party Quest (RnJ)Party Quest
75-85White Fang (El Nath: Ice Valley 2)Train
85-95Sand Rat & Scorpion (Sunset Road: Sahel 2)Train
95-100Rash (Leafre: West Leafre Forest)Train
100-110Roid (Alcadno Research Institute)Train
110-120Robo, Master Robo (Ludibrium: Toy Factory Apparatus Room)Train
100-140Burning Map in Leafre (+60% EXP)Train
100-140Monster Park Extreme (3 times/day)Train
110-140Zakum (Normal Mode)Boss Raid
110-120Robo (Ludibrium: Toy Factory Process 1 Zone 1)Train
110-120Crocodile (Lionheart Castle)Train
110-125Dual Ghost Pirate (Ludibrium – Requires 25 Starforce)Train
120-140HillaBoss Raid
140-190Dimension Invasion (5 times/day)Party Quest
140-165Slimy, Selkie Jr. (Mysterious Path 3)Train
150-165Temple of Time aka ToTQuestline
155-175Poison Hornet (Swarm Habitat 3)Train
160-180Oblivion Guardian, Chief Oblivion Guardian (Temple of Time: Road to Oblivion 4)Train
170-190Advanced Knight A, B, C, D, E (Hall of Honor / HoH)Train
190-210Ancient Mixed Golem (Twilight Perion: Warrior Ground)Train
200-215Salvoroid Red, Modded Deliverbot, Repairoid (Scrapyard: Skyline 1, 2)Train
215-250Inner Guard EX, Scrap Xenoroid EX (Scrapyard: Maze 1, 2)Train

Exp Boosters

Use Exp Boosters to increase the experience gained from each monsters so you need to kill fewer of them to level up!

EXP BuffDescription
Party BuffsThis includes a Priest’s Holy Symbol 1.5x and a Beast Tamer’s Friends of Arby 1.3x. While not a direct EXP boost, Kanna’s Kishin Shoukan boosts spawn rate and spawn count of normal mobs.
RunesAn interactive NPC which you talk to (default key spacebar) and use your arrow keys in order to get a 2 minute 1.5x buff. Runes can be used every 15 minutes and respawns on the same map after 1 hour.
Cash Shop CouponsCoupons you can purchase in the Cash Shop for 2x experience.
Mercedes Link SkillLevel up a Mercedes Character to 70/120 for a 10/15% exp boost.
Zero Character CardThis character to your card set gives a 4%/6%/8%/10% exp boost.
Event CouponsEvents such as Attendence Quests, Hot Time gifts, etc. often have EXP multipliers (1.3x/1.5x/2x) as rewards to completing them.
RestingBy having a character rest as a part time job, a character can potentially get a 1.3x coupon.
Star PlanetStar Planet rewards 2x coupons for completing mini games.
2x EventsDuring some weekends holidays and events, Maplestory can experience a 2x events which stack with other boosts.
BurningArguably the best effect for leveling. This effect is given to one character per world during an event period via character creation (past event starting at level 10) or questline (e.g. Sizzling Santa quest beginning at level 33) that allows the user to level 3 times per level (e.g. instead of leveling from 33-34, you would level 33-34-35-36) Think of it as buy one, get two free!

Tips and Tricks:

Use MapleStory Familiars when you train as they can help you train more efficiently.

Jr. BoogieRecovers a large amount of MP (15%/10sec) continuously while summoned.
Mr. AlliRecovers a large amount of HP and MP (15%/10sec) continuously while summoned.
Big SpiderIncreases the drop rate of mesos and items by 60% while summoned.
Wolf UnderlingIncreases the item drop rate by 100% while summoned.

MapleStory 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.

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

1-20Beginner QuestlineTown
Victoria Island
10-1517Mixed GolemGolem’s Temple: Golem’s Temple 4
15-2019Flaming Mixed GolemGolem’s Temple: Golem’s Temple 3
15-2019MushmomMushmom Forest Trail
20-2518Blue MushmomBlue Mushmom Forest
20-3027Evil EyeNorth Forest: Giant Tree
30-3536Emerald Clam SlimeGold Beach: Seaside 1
35-4040Flying Fish SlimeGold Beach: Softwave Beach 1
45-5062Skeledogs/MummiesExcavation Site: Intermission Area
50-6064Officer SkeletonsExcavation Site: Closed Area
50-5560Wooden MaskExcavation Site: Initial Excavation Area
55-7066Copper DrakeSleepywood: Swamp, Silent Swamp
65-7070TaurospearCursed Temple: Forbidden Altar
20-3024KaloongEast Pantheon: East Pantheon Forest
40-5041Gravi StonegarEast Pantheon: Enchanted Forest
20-2525StreetlightConcrete Road: Streetlight Row
25-3033Baby Boulder MuncherDry Road: Rocky Road
30-4035Big Boulder MuncherDry Road: Ore Trail
All Jobs
70-7981White FangEl Nath: Ice Valley 2
70-8073LucidaOrbis: Garden of Darkness II
80-8790Sand Rat/ScorpionSunset Road Sahel 2
80-9595HomunculusZenumist: Lab – Unit 202
88-9595RoidAlcadno: Lab Area C-1
90-105107Red HarpLeafre: Sky Nest 2
93-100113Robo / Master RoboLudibrium: Toy Factory Apparatus Room
95-100103RashLeafre: West Leafre Forest
90-9595Blue SpeeyorTwisted Forest: Blue Speeyor’s Pasture
90-9595Blue SpeeyorTwisted Forest: Blue Speeyor’s Pasture
95-10098Yellow Speeyor/DinodonForbidden Forest: Forest of Coexistence
100-110113Toy TrojanLudibrium: Sky Terrace 5
110-120119Dual Ghost PirateHidden Street: Unbalanced Time
120-130127Blue Dragon TurtleLeafre: Entrance to Dragon Forest
125-140121Dark Yeti and PepeEl Nath @ Sharp Cliff 4
140-165155Selkie Jr. + SlimySingapore @ Mysterious Path 3 MP3
140-150148Chief Memory GuardianTime Lane: Memory Lane 4
150-160157Chief Qualm GuardianTime Lane: Road of Regrets 5
160-170166Chief Oblivion GuardianTime Lane: Road to Oblivion 5
165-250170Official Knight BKnight Stronghold: Second Drill Hall
171-250???Cygnus KnightsKnight Stronghold: Armory 2
171-250176Official Knight EKnight Stronghold: Knight District 4
190-250198 Ancient Mixed GolemTwilight Perion: Warrior Grounds
TrainParty Quest (10 entries per day)Remarks
50-200Weakened Zakum Easy Mode (2 entries per day)Solo
60-90Tangyoon Party Quest (10 entries per day)Solo/Party
50-70Ludibrium Party QuestParty (min 3 players)
70-140Romeo and Juliet Party QuestParty (min 4 players)
100+Lord Pirate Party QuestParty (min 3 players)
100-140Monster Park ExtremeSolo/Party
105-165Evolving World – Link 3Solo/Party
140-200Dimension InvasionSolo/Party
110-200Regular Zakum (min Lv.50)Solo/Party
140-200Chaos Zakum (min Lv.120)Party
TrainQuestline aka Chain QuestLocation
13+Mr. Lee AirlinesVictoria Island
30-40Ellinia Fairy AcademyVictoria Island
33+FriendStoryVictoria Island
50-60Chryse QuestlineOrbis
50-60Riena Strait QuestsRien
60+Mushroom Castle/KingdomVictoria Island
66-70Drake Attack Questline by IljiSleepywood
75-160Silent CrusadeKerning 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.

MapleStory 11th Anniversary Complete Training Guide Levels 10-250
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Maplestory REBOOT Complete Training Guide Levels 10-250
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MapleStory – Reboot Server: Training Guide | Lv 10-165!
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MapleStory New Training Guide, Level 1 – 250 2015/2016
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MapleStory REBOOT – Cash Shop (Conclusion : NOT P2W)
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37 thoughts on “Best Maplestory Training Spots 1-250 Guide (GMS v.170 – Reboot & Ursus)

  1. Ayumilove Post author

    @Choong: I think Zombie Mushmom has been removed from game. I couldn’t find it in MapleStory World Map.

  2. Choong

    can i know where to find zombie mushmom?

  3. lamokids

    Hey just wondering the training spot at 140 for SEA, as i think SEA’s mob lvl is abit different

  4. Ayumilove Post author

    @Arthur: Sorry for the inconvenience caused. MapleSEA and GMS monster level is quite different when it comes to Singapore maps. The other regular maps are the same. I’ll be creating another training guide for MapleStory V right now and I’ll be linking it here.

  5. Arthur

    Hi Ayumi,

    Thanks for sharing the guide… appreciate… Have return to maple land recently after 2 years break… was following yr guide for build till training guide.

    140-165 Slimy, Selkie Jr. (Mysterious Path 3)

    I went to MP3 today but the mobs is not level 155???
    Abit lost where to go… currently at 151.
    Thank u.

  6. lautreccarim

    this seems to be outdated

  7. PenPineappleApplePen

    Not sure about this outside of gms but for the alternative training spots

    Tangyoon PQ is now 5/day
    MPE doesn’t exist anymore – but monster park itself has 2 entries a day ranging from 100+ and is about 1 level per entry
    the 50-60 chryse storyline doesnt exist anymore -replaced with Chryse PQ !

    Otherwise love the guide been following it for the most part other than running quests

  8. Ayumilove Post author

    @M00NCak3Z: Thanks for spotting that little typo! I have updated the article to “noon-pay-to-win”.

  9. M00NCak3Z

    hey ayumi youve got a tiny typo
    “The new Reboot server is truly non-play-to-win.”
    think you meant pay 🙂

  10. Hmmm

    Does this apply to non-reboot?

  11. Oliver

    fyi this training guide is completely out of date. dipq is no longer good, missing bunnies, hilla is terrible for exp and requires big funding, etc.

  12. DF

    Monster Park Extreme was removed from the game, and I’m Lvl 126. Also you spelled “Moon Bunny” as “Hilla”. Strange typo :3

  13. MainBishop

    Does hilla really can take as a training?I heard that exp from hilla was too little for 120+

  14. MainBishop

    May I know, Msea current version is V159, but it does has ursus, so which version should i follow?

  15. vie

    add moon bunny 130+ respawn is high good exp level

  16. mercedes

    HI I would like to ask so far in maple sea I never see anyone using the familiars since at maplesea we do not seem to have that yet and out system is snot reboot yet . However the training spot for some place have changed i think mushroom shrine and showa map trainings are more better for level 160-200 . The reason is the spawn rate is faster and hp of the monsters are more better as well and for bossing not all people can do that too unless your well equipped

  17. PricelessY

    I found that DIPQ got significantly nerfed and is not a good place to level up anymore 🙁

  18. Michael

    is this guide still up to date or is it out of date as of heros reborn

  19. Jack

    I recommend trying out Horntail at difficulty Normal, it gives a lot of EXP. IT is unlocked at LVL 135

  20. B

    GMS I highly recommend trying out the Burning Fields. They will stop becoming Burning Fields if they get too popular though. I did the math for Ghost Pirates (lvl 10 Burning Field) vs the popular Dual Ghost Pirates. Dual Ghost Pirates. It was 1.9x better than the popular Dual Ghost Pirates. During 2x Exp it was only 1.5x better cuz the Multiple adds not times.

  21. yichor

    @Keon:that is for GMS in mapleSEA and europe maplestory is 70lvl ~ 105lvl

  22. Keon

    MP3 for lvl 140????

  23. Ayumilove Post author

    @Potato: Have you tried the new Reboot server yet?

  24. Potato

    “The new Reboot server is truly non-play-to-win.”

  25. Ayumilove Post author

    @Senpai: Thanks for the correction! I’ll fix the typo right away 🙂

  26. Senpai

    In EXP Boosters you have “Kanna’s Kishin Soukan” soukan is actually Shoukan XD

  27. Luke

    MP3 lvl 140? I play the ems, and the exp is around 1k, is this right?

  28. Kouhai

    I am so happy that this came out T^T … been waiting ages to know the best spots to grind. Thanks Ayumi <3

  29. Ayumilove Post author

    @Warmn: Thanks for your feedback! I have corrected “Violent Clamp” to “Violent Clam”.

  30. Warmn

    In your Reboot guide for levels 30-50, “Violent Clamp” should be Violet Clam Slime instead.

  31. Lordius

    What about leveling through 180-189?

  32. Ayumilove Post author

    @Trinityking: Thanks for highlightning about Reboot pet. I’ll remove it from the description.

  33. Trinityking

    Hey you said in your description that pets and cosmetics are available for purchase with mesos in Reboot. I don’t think I found anything for pets that can be bought for mesos. Is that a mistake on your part (no offense)? Because if it isn’t, I would like to know where you can get the pet.

  34. Ayumilove Post author

    @yichor: All KMS updates will be released to GMS, MapleSEA, EMS, CMS, TMS, BMS, etc. But it will take some time for it to reach MapleSEA since they update kinda slow.

  35. yichor

    did reboot patch will coming to Maplesea?