Best MapleStory Training Spots 1-250 Guide (GMS v.179 – MapleStory V 5th Job)

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 (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 5th Job V Training Notes

  • Monster experience rates based on the difference in level have been reorganized.
  • You will now gain more experience from monsters close to your character’s level.
  • Level difference means the gap between your character level against monster/target level. It’s best to train on monsters that are within 20 level differences.

MapleStory EXP gained based on Level Differences

  • 110% EXP gained when level difference is 0 ~ 4
  • 105% EXP gained when level difference is 5 ~ 9
  • 100% EXP gained when level difference is 10 ~ 11
  • 98% EXP gained when level difference is 12 ~ 13
  • 96% EXP gained when level difference is 14 ~ 15
  • 94% EXP gained when level difference is 16 ~ 17
  • 92% EXP gained when level difference is 18 ~ 19
  • 90% EXP gained when level difference is 20
  • 70% EXP gained when level difference is 21
  • 66% EXP gained when level difference is 22
  • 62% EXP gained when level difference is 23
  • 58% EXP gained when level difference is 24
  • 54% EXP gained when level difference is 25
  • 50% EXP gained when level difference is 26 ~ 27
  • 43% EXP gained when level difference is 28 ~ 29
  • 34% EXP gained when level difference is 30 ~ 31
  • 26% EXP gained when level difference is 32 ~ 33
  • 18% EXP gained when level difference is 34 ~ 35
  • 10% EXP gained when level difference is 36 or more

MapleStory V Limitless Training Guide

Post a comment below if you would like to share a training spot that you found great for leveling fast. It should take into consideration of the monster level differences, total monster spawn abundance and how easy to cycle throughout the map with the ladders/portal to reach enemy quickly.

Pure Grinding

1-10Lv.1 Tutorial or Job Specific Quests
10-15Lv.10 Green Mushroom → Henesys: Spore Hill
15-20Lv.15 Stone Golem → Henesys: Golem’s Temple Entrance
20-30Lv.19 Flaming Mixed Golem → Henesys: Golem Temple 3
30-40Lv.35 Coconut Slime → Gold Beach: Beachgrass Dunes 1
40-50Lv.45 Wraith → Kerning City Subway Line 1 Area 3
50-55Lv.55 Wild Boar → Perion: Wild Boar Land
55-70Lv.62 Skeledog → Perion: Excavation Intermission Area
55-70Lv.66 Copper Drake → Sleepywood: Silent Swamp
60-75Lv.69 Dark Drake → Sleepywood: Cave Exit (via Chilly Cave)
60-90Lv.XX Slimy → Singapore: Mysterious Path 3 (MSEA)
75-90Lv.81 White Fang → El Nath: Ice Valley 2
75-100Lv.89 Sand Rat → Nihal Desert: Sahel 2
75-100Lv.90 Dark Dwarf → Nihal Desert: The Desert of Serenity
80-110Lv.93 Mithril Mutae → Magatia: Alcadno, Lab Area B-1
80-110Lv.95 Roid → Magatia: Alcadno, Lab Area C-1
100-125Lv.XX … → Veracent Castle, Main Hall or Bleak Hallway (MSEA)
110-120Lv.113 Robo → Ludibirum: Toy Factory Apparatus Room
100-120Lv.119 Dark Death Teddy → Vampire Castle: Bleak Hallway (MSEA)
120-163Lv.120 Dark Bearwolf (Mini Boss) → Vampire Castle: Dim Light (MSEA)
120-140Lv.129 Jar → Herb Town: 50-Year-Old Herb Garden
120-140Lv.130 Moon Bunny → Korean Folk Town: Black Mountain Entrance
130-140Lv.145 Biner → Singapore: Central Way 1 (GMS)
140-150Lv.150 Nest Golem → Leafre Dragon Nest (MSEA)
150-160Lv.152 Mantis → Stone Colossus: Colossus West Road 2
140-160Lv.154 Pac Pinky → Singapore: Ghost Ship 1 (GMS)
140-160Lv.155 Slimy → Singapore: Mysterious Path 3 (GMS)
150-165Lv.157 Mr. Anchor → Singapore: Ghost Ship 6 (GMS)
150-165Lv.158 Poison Hornet → Stone Colossus: Swarm Habitat 3
150-170Lv.163 Dreamy Ghost → Zipangu: Encounter with the Buddha
163-200Lv. 167 Extra A & B → Zipangu: Parking Lot (MSEA)
165-180Lv. 177 Adv. Knight A → Knight Stronghold: Knight’s Chamber 1
180-190Lv. 184 Adv. Knight E → Knight Stronghold: Hall of Honor
190-210Lv.198 Ancient Mixed Golem → Twilight Perion: Warrior Ground
190-210Lv.204 Chaseroid Red → Scrapyard: Scrapyard Hill 4
210-220Lv.216 Salvoroid Red → Scrapyard: Skyline 1, 2
220-230Lv.224 Inner Guard EX → Scrapyard: Maze 1, 2
220-230Lv.224 Inner Guard EX → Scrapyard: Maze 1, 2

Training via Theme Dungeon and Party Quest

30-40Lv.30 Ellinel Fairy Academy → Elinia: North Forest, Giant Tree (Questline)
35-50Lv.35 Gold Beach → Victoria: Gold Beach (Questline)
50-60Lv.50 Riena Strait → Rien (Questline)
70-120Lv.70 Romeo and Juliet a.k.a RnJ (Party Quest)
100-140Lv.100 Monster Park Extreme → 2 entries per day (up to 7 if buy tickets)
140-165Lv.140 Temple of Time a.k.a. ToT (Questline)
140-190Lv.140 Dimension Invasion → 5 entries per day (Party Quest)

Training via Star Force Maps

Star Force maps requires your character to be equipped with Star Force scrolled equipment. Lacking of Star Force reduces your damage considerably. Monsters residing in Star Force maps gives additional EXP rate.

TrainWhereStar Force
100-120Lv. 107 Blood Harp → Leafre: Sky Nest 25
100-120Lv. 109 Dual Birk → Leafre: Valley of the Antelope 25
100-120Lv. 136 Bain → Dead Mine: The Cave of Trials 2, 355

Arcane Force maps requires your character to be equipped with Arcane Symbols.

Training via Arcane Force maps

Arcane River continent consists of MSEA: Road to Extinction, Chew Chew Island, Dream City Lacheln | GMS: Vanishing Journey, Chu Chu Island, Lachelein. Lacking of Arcane Force reduces your damage considerably. If you exceed Arcane Force requirement in the map, you deal extra damage! Equip your character with Arcane Symbols (up to 3 symbols) and upgrade them to increase the Arcane Force. Click here for more info on Arcane Symbols

200-210Lv.201 Raging Erda → V.Journey: Weathered Land of Rage30
205-215Lv.206 Soulful Erda → V.Journey: Spirit Zone50
210-220Lv.209 Arma’s Subordinate → V.Journey: Arma’s Hideout80
210-225Lv.215 Rhyturtle → Chu Chu Island: Torrent 3130

Training via Daily Bossing

BossModeQuestRequired LevelRecommended Level
Pink BeanNormalY160+180
Pink BeanChaosY160+190
Root AbyssNormalY125+125
Root AbyssChaosY180+190

Exp Boosters

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

Boost EXP via Items, Card Effect and Link Skills

EXP BuffDescription
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 (1.3/1.5/2x) 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!

Boost EXP with Party Buffs

Party BuffDescriptionRate
BishopHoly Symbol (Boost EXP Rate)1.5X
Beast TamerFriends of Arby (Boost EXP Rate)1.3X
KannaKishin Shoukan (Boost Spawn Rate and Count)1.5X
PhantomStolen Skills (Haste, Rage, Holy Symbol, Sharp Eyes)N/A

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 Arcane Force

Arcane Force Overview

  • Similarly to Star Force, you will inflict less damage when you have insufficient Arcane Force when you are in Arcane Force maps.
  • Instead of hitting 1’s, you’ll just be doing 10% of your original damage without any Arcane Force at all, and it’ll build up to 100% as you progress with your Arcane Force.
  • For bonuses, the more Arcane Force you receive the more EXTRA damage you’ll be doing in an area (up to 50% final damage worth of extra damage).
  • Arcane Force is gained by equipping your character with Arcane Symbol. Up to 3 Arcane Symbols can be equipped. Arcane Symbol also boosts your job primary stat.
  • While equipped, Arcane Symbols will grow with you as you gain experience. Duplicate Arcane Symbols can be combined into equipped ones to give them experience.
  • When an Arcane Symbol is at 99% growth experience, you can level it up by paying a meso fee (10/20/30 million meso for level 2/3/4).

Arcane Force required for 150% Max Damage

  • 30 AF = 50 AF for bonus
  • 50 AF = 80 AF for bonus
  • 80 AF = 120 AF for bonus
  • 100 AF = 150 AF for bonus
  • 130 AF = 200 AF for bonus
  • 160 AF = 240 AF for bonus
  • 190 AF = 290 AF for bonus
  • 200 AF = 300 AF for bonus
  • 210 AF = 320 AF for bonus
  • 240 AF = 360 AF for bonus

Arcane Force Damage Formula Explanation

Assuming you have 0 Arcane Force, and the map in Arcane River requires 30 Arcane Force, you will deal 10% of your current damage. Every 10 Arcane Force you obtained, you gain 30% damage (90% damage divided by 30 = 3% damage per Arcane Force). You can gain up to 150% damage. For this scenario, if you have 50 Arcane Force instead of 30 Arcane Force, you can inflict max damage of 150% for maps that requires 30 Arcane Force. (50 Arcane Force x 3% damage per Arcane Force + base 10% = 160%, round down to max of 150%)

MapleStory Videos

MapleStory (Fifth Job) COMPLETE TRAINING GUIDE (Level 1-250)

MapleStory Arcane Force Damage Penalties & Bonuses

MapleStory Vanishing Journey – “How much range do I need?”


MapleStory Questline Guide

Ayumilove MapleStory Ellinel Fairy Academy Questline Guide (Level 30-40)

Ayumilove MapleStory Gold Beach Questline Guide (Level 35-50)

Ayumilove MapleStory Riena Strait Questline Guide (Level 50-60)

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61 thoughts on “Best MapleStory Training Spots 1-250 Guide (GMS v.179 – MapleStory V 5th Job)

  1. Zeptowatt

    Go left portal on bunnies map. Mobs are Hodori and dark axe stump.
    The spawn is not as high, but gives decent exp.