MapleStory Maple Union aka Legion System Guide

Maple Union is a new feature added in MapleStory Beyond Patch update to replace Character Cards and Part Time Job system. To enroll your characters to be a Maple Union member, they must complete 2nd Job Advancement which is done at Level 60, except for Zero who needs to reach level 130. Maple Union quests are provided by the NPC named as “Ms. Appropriation the Dragon Slayer (Maple Union)” when you have at least 3 Maple Union members and the Union Level of all members in Maple Union is at least 500 levels.

Maple Union Overview

What is Maple Union?
What is Maple Union Level?
What is Maple Union Rank?
Attack Unit and Combat Power
Battle Map and Character Bricks

Maple Union Character Rank

Characters in the Maple Union have their Character Rank increased according to their level.

  • Rank SSS: Level 250
  • Rank SS: Level 200-249
  • Rank S: Level 140-199 (Zero: Level 180-199)
  • Rank A: Level 100-139 (Zero: Level 160-179)
  • Rank B: Level 60-99 (Zero: Level 130-159)

Maple Union Attacker Effects

JobStatsEffects
Angelic BusterDEX+10/20/40/80/100
Aran70% to recover HP2/4/6/8/10%
ArkSTR+10/20/40/80/100
BattlemageINT+10/20/40/80/100
Beast TamerIgnore Enemy Defense+1/2/3/5/6%
BishopINT+10/20/40/80/100
BlasterIgnore Enemy Defense+1/2/3/5/6%
Blaze Wizard | Flame WizardINT+10/20/40/80/100
Bow MasterDEX+10/20/40/80/100
BuccaneerSTR+10/20/40/80/100
CadenaLUK+10/20/40/80/100
CannoneerSTR+10/20/40/80/100
CorsairSummon Duration+4/6/8/10/12%
Dark KnightHP+2/3/4/5/6%
Dawn Warrior | Soul MasterHP+250/500/1000/2000/2500
Demon AvengerBoss Damage+1/2/3/5/6%
Demon SlayerStatus Resistance+1/2/3/4/5
Dual BladeLUK+10/20/40/80/100
Evan70% to recover MP+2/4/6/8/10%
Fire/Poison ArchmageMP+2/3/4/5/6%
HayatoCritical Damage+1/2/3/5/6%
HeroSTR+10/20/40/80/100
Ice/Lightning ArchmageINT+10/20/40/80/100
IlliumINT+10/20/40/80/100
JettCritical Damage+1/2/3/5/6%
KaiserSTR+10/20/40/80/100
KannaBoss Damage+1/2/3/5/6%
KinesisINT+10/20/40/80/100
LuminousINT+10/20/40/80/100
MarksmanCritical Rate+1/2/3/4/5%
MechanicBuff Duration+5/10/15/20/25%
MercedesReduce Skill Cooldown+2/3/4/5/6%
MihileHP+250/500/1000/2000/2500
Night LordCritical Rate+1/2/3/4/5%
Night WalkerLUK+10/20/40/80/100
PaladinSTR+10/20/40/80/100
PhantomMeso Rate+1/2/3/4/5%
Shade | EunwolCritical Damage+1/2/3/5/6%
ShadowerLUK+10/20/40/80/100
Thunder Breaker | StrikerSTR+10/20/40/80/100
Wild Hunter 20% to boost damage+4/8/12/16/20%
Wind Breaker | Wind ArcherDEX+10/20/40/80/100
XenonSTR, DEX and LUK+5/10/20/40/50
ZenCritical Damage+1/2/3/5/6%
ZeroExperience Rate+4/6/8/10/12%

Maple Union Tetris/Brick Stats

StatsValue per SquareTotal SquaresTotal Stat
STR, DEX, INT, LUK51575
HP, MP250153750
ATT, M.ATT11515
Critical Rate1%4040%
Critical Damage0.5%4020%
Boss Damage1%4040%
Bonus EXP0.25%4010%
Buff Duration1%4040%
Ignore Defense1%4040%
Status Resistance1%4040%
Stance1%4040%

Maple Union Ranks (Level/Coin Requirement)

Recommended rank to get is Master Union 1 by leveling 27 characters to Level 200.

Union RankMax Union AttackersReq. Total Union LevelReq. Coins
Novice Union 195000
Novice Union 2101000120
Novice Union 3111500140
Novice Union 4122000150
Novice Union 5132500160
Veteran Union 1183000170
Veteran Union 2193500430
Veteran Union 3204000450
Veteran Union 4214500470
Veteran Union 5225000490
Master Union 1275500510
Master Union 2286000930
Master Union 3296500960
Master Union 43070001000
Master Union 53175001030
Grand Master Union 13680001060
Grand Master Union 23785002200
Grand Master Union 33890002300
Grand Master Union 43995002350
Grand Master Union 540100002400

Attacker Level Damage Formula

Note: LV = Level. LV3 denotes multiplication of itself 3 times. Source: StrategyWiki
Recommended level for Maple Union mule characters is (Lv.140 unfunded) and (Lv.200 funded)

LevelDamageFormula
60 ~ 99120,500 ~ 497,6500.5 x L3 + 12500
100 ~ 139612,500 ~ 1,623,8710.6 x L3 + 12500
140 ~1791,933,300 ~ 4,027,2370.7 x L3 + 12500
180 ~ 1994,678,100 ~ 6,316,9790.8 x L3 + 12500
200 ~ 2098,012,500 ~ 9,141,8291 x L3 + 12500
210 ~ 21910,199,600 ~ 11,566,3051.1 x L3 + 12500
220 ~ 22912,257,700 ~ 13,822,8371.15 x L3 + 12500
230 ~ 23914,612,900 ~ 16,394,8031.2 x L3 + 12500
240 ~ 25017,292,500 ~ 19,543,7501.25 x L3 + 12500

Attacker Star Force Damage Formula

Note: SF = Star Force. SF3 denotes multiplication of itself 3 times. Source: StrategyWiki
Recommended Star Force for Maple Union mule characters is (SF.60 unfunded) and (SF.120 funded).

Star ForceDamageFormula
0 ~ 59765 ~ 117000.1 x SF3 + 15 x SF2 + 750 x SF1
60 ~ 119133,910 ~ 518,4490.11 x SF3 + 16.5 x SF2 + 825 x SF1
120 ~ 179577,060 ~ 1,428,5790.12 x SF3 + 18 x SF2 + 900 x SF1
180 ~ 2291,569,210 ~ 2,810,7930.13 x SF3 + 19.5 x SF2 + 975 x SF1
230 ~ 2593,060,780 ~ 4,118,0080.14 x SF3 + 21 x SF2 + 1050 x SF1
260 ~ 2894,456,150 ~ 5,831,2330.15 x SF3 + 22.5 x SF2 + 1125 x SF1
290 ~ 3196,276,140 ~ 8,026,4450.16 x SF3 + 24 x SF2 + 1200 x SF1
320 ~ 3498,598,510 ~ 10,786,1040.17 x SF3 + 25.5 x SF2 + 1275 x SF1
35011,507,5000.18 x SF3 + 27 x SF2 + 1350 x SF1

Maple Union FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

What is Maple Union?

  • Maple Unions are units of your characters in the same world.
  • Not all your characters are eligible to join Maple Unions.
  • They must be at least Character Level 60 and completed 3rd Job Advancement.
  • If you have 40 or more characters in the same world, only the 40 highest-Leveled characters can join your Maple Union.
  • If you have multiple Zero characters, only the highest-leveled one that is at least Level 130 can join your Maple Union.
  • If you have multiple jobs of the same kind, example: 10 of Level 250 Eunwol/Shade in your account, you can see 10 Eunwol/Shade in Maple Union, but you will only receive a single Attacker Effect of Eunwol/Shade which is 6% Critical Damage and not 60% Critical Damage. Still, those 10 Eunwol/Shade will still boost up your Maple Union Level and can still be placed on to the board.

What is Union Level?

  • Your Union Level is the total of your Maple Union members’ Character Levels.
  • The higher your Union Level, the higher you can increase your Union Rank and the stronger your Maple Union will be.
  • You can check your Union Level ranking on our official website.

What is Maple Union Rank?

  • Your Union Rank is the indication of your growth, which you can increase at certain Union Levels.
  • The higher your Union Rank, the more Attack Unit Members you can add to occupy more parts of the Battle Map.
  • Increasing your rank at a certain Union Level requires Union Coins.

Attack Unit and Combat Power

  • The Attack Unit is the unit of characters added to the Battle Map.
  • The members of the Attack Unit can join the Union Raid and fight formidable enemies, collecting Union Coins.
  • Also, they activate different Attack Unit Member effects and Attack Unit Occupation Effects, depending on their character type and Battle Map occupation status, increasing stats for all your characters in the same world.

Battle Map and Character Bricks

  • The Battle Map is a map you can occupy by adding your Attack Unit Members strategically. It consists of 16 areas, 8 internal and 8 external areas.
  • Each area offers different character stats, and the more bricks you occupy, the greater your stat bonus.
  • Stats for the 8 internal areas are customizable. Those for the 8 external areas are not.
  • Drag and drop a character onto the Battle Map, and it’ll appear in the shape of a brick, occupying a part of the Battle Map.
  • Character bricks grow differently from their original shape, depending on their Level and Job.
  • When you first add characters to the Battle Map, the very first character brick must be added to one of the 4 central areas.
  • You can add the rest to where ever you want, placing them next to each other or even stacking them on top of each other.
  • Character bricks can be rotated and inverted to create desired shapes, and can be unequipped with a right-click.

Maple Union Raid

  • The Union Raid is considered Combat content that you can use with your Attack Unit members.
  • You can enter it by selecting one of your Attack Unit Members and pressing the Join Battle button in the Union UI.
  • Enter the Raid, and you’ll see your Attack Unit Members already fighting.
  • Two types of monsters appear in the Union Raid.
  • The first one is the gigantic dragon in the center of the battlefield.
  • Your Attack Unit Members will automatically attack the dragon.
  • The character you are controlling can also attack the dragon, but once it runs out of the green portion of its HP, it puts up a barrier, blocking your attacks and letting only the damage from the other Attack Unit Members.
  • Your Attack Unit Members will continue to fight the gigantic dragon even after you leave, earning you Union Coins.
  • The number of Union Coins that they have earned are settled when they leave the Raid.
  • I suggest you visit me (Ms. Appropriation the Dragon Slayer Maple Union NPC) and collect the Coins that your Attack Unit Members have collected for you.

What is the cap of Maple Union Coins?

  • Q: Do you have to pick up the Legion Coins that are inside the Raid daily, as in do they reset? Or do they carry over to the next reset until you go inside and grab them.
  • You don’t have to pick them up daily, but there’s a cap on the number of coins that are saved up before any further coins earned will be wasted.
  • For the Nameless tier that’s 200 coins. 300 for Renowned, 500 for Heroic, and probably 1k or something for Legendary but at that point you won’t really care that much about coins.

Maple Union Star Force Equip for Mule

  1. Cracked/Solid Belt and Pendant (purchase, 20 SF)
  2. Horntail Earring (purchase, 10 SF)
  3. Horntail Ring (purchase, 10 SF)
  4. Ifia’s Ring (if available for purchase, 10 SF)
  5. Zakum Eye Accessory: Aquatic Letter Eye Accessory (purchase, 8 SF)
  6. Zakum Face Accessory: Condensed Strength Crystalline (purchase, 10 SF)
  7. Any gear set Level +120: Hat, Glove, Shoe, Cape, Overall, Weapon (purchase, 70 SF)
  8. Magnus Shoulder Pad: Royal Black Metal Shoulder (purchase, 10 SF)
  9. Total Star Force = 150

Non-Tradeable Equips

Level 100 – Aquatic Letter Eye Accessory
Job: Any, All Stats +6, Weapon Attack +1, Magic Attack +1, Defense +100
Number of Upgrades: 3, Tradeable until equipped, Boss Accessory Set
Dropped by: Zakum, Chaos Zakum

Level 110 – Condensed Power Crystal
Job: Any, All Stats +5, Weapon Attack +5, Magic Attack +5, Defense +100
Number of Upgrades: 5, Tradeable until equipped

Level 120 – Horntail Necklace
Job: Any, All Stats +7, Defense +108, Number of Upgrades: 2
Can be traded with Scissors of Karma, Charm EXP (when first equipped) +60, Sold for 33,000 meso, Boss Accessory Set
Dropped by: Easy Horntail, Horntail

Level 110 – Silver Blossom Ring
Job: Any, All Stats: +5, Weapon Attack: +2, Magic Attack: +2
Number of Upgrades: 2, Tradeable until equipped, Boss Accessory Set
Dropped by: Easy Horntail, Horntail, Chaos Horntail

Level 130 – Dea Sidus Earring
All Stats: +5, Weapon Attack: +2, Magic Attack: +2 ,Defense: +50
Number of Upgrades 6, Tradeable until equipped, Boss Accessory Set
Dropped by: Easy Horntail, Horntail, Chaos Horntail

Tradeable Equips

MapleStory Maple Union Videos

Ayumilove MapleStory Union aka Legion System Preview

Explaining MapleStory’s Maple Union System

MapleStory: The Importance of Star Force for Maple Union

MapleStory Maple Union Star Force Guide

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54 thoughts on “MapleStory Maple Union aka Legion System Guide

  1. Johnson

    Hi ayumi,
    your hayato jobs page cant open ,
    can help to fix?
    thanks alot

  2. Deadwulf

    Hiya! Just to point out that there’s an error in the Attacker Star Force Formula; it’s 765~117003, not 765~11700!

  3. Ayumilove Post author

    @Johnnn: Hi, I would highly recommend to create characters that have link skills as described in this guide: https://ayumilove.net/maplestory-link-skills-guide/ (around 14 characters) – This way you will benefit from both link skills boost damage as well as the primary stat gained. Once you are really funded with equips, those primary stats does not matter much because the bulk of those primary stats will come from equipment alone (% primary stats, %boss atk, %ATK). Pro Maplers will aim for stats that are much more difficult to attain or the ones that their character is lack of (e.g. Distributing more points into Boss Damage %, Critical Damage, Ignore Defense). If you are just starting, get your Critical Rate up to 100%. With that alone, you will be doing 2X damage which increases your training speed immensely. Double damage will let you train on monsters way higher than your level to gain more experience points or train on monsters at same level as you with 1 Hit KO. If you are clearing the map so fast, its time to move up to the next challenging map with monsters with better EXP. If your end goal is to reach level 210 fast (to get Level 3 link skills), put points into EXP instead of Boss Damage.

  4. Johnnn

    hi ayumi, appreciate your contents, I’m just wondering what your recommendation would be for me as a paladin to boost damage via the maple union system, do I just create characters with STR stats like ark, buccaneer, etc? There are only 6 characters with STR stats to start with, if I level 6 of them till 140 I get 40*6 240 STR for my main character(paladin)? What other 14 characters u recommend to boost damage? Since u recommend creating 20 chars. Thanks in advance.