MapleStory Personality Traits System is released under the Age of Artisans Update! Traits allow you to increase certain abilities of your characters, and they can be leveled up. The traits are Ambition, Empathy, Insight, Willpower, Diligence, Charm. You can view your traits in the Character Info menu or in the Production Skill menu if you are Level 30 or above. The Production Skill menu is defaulted to the B button.
Unlocked at Level 30: These are unlocked once you reach level 30.
Bonus Stats and Effects: Each trait has special bonus stats and effects, leveling these traits will increase their stats.
Max Level 100: The max level of each Personality Trait is 100.
Specific EXP Farming Methods: There are various methods to gain specific Personality Trait EXP which are maxing Profession Level, Bossing, Party-Questing, Harvesting, Mining, Magnifying Glass, Staying Online, Crafting, wearing NX Cash Items. However, only some methods are applicable to certain Personality Traits.
Ambition increases by killing boss monsters. Reduces EXP death loss and ignores a percentage of defense.
You can level up by becoming ambitious! By killing boss monsters!
Every 5 levels, you ignore 0.5% of enemy’s DEF and you lose 0.25% less EXP when dying, amount shown is the Basic EXP loss.
Ambition Leveling Guide
Every time you defeat a boss, you receive Ambition EXP. This is the best method to train the Ambition trait.
By doing the Silent Crusade quests, you can use the Mystic Doors to fight bosses to get your daily Ambition EXP.
You are able to get more then the maximum daily Ambition EXP.
In order to get more then 500 Ambition EXP you will have to kill mini-bosses until you get close to 500 Ambition EXP.
By killing a boss that gives massive Ambition EXP, you are able to bypass the daily 500 Ambition EXP.
This will allow you to get 800+ daily Ambition EXP instead of 500.
Example: Once reaching almost 500 Ambition EXP by killing mini-bosses in the Mysric Doors, you can then kill a boss such as Von Leon, Arkarium, Pink Bean, or Cygnus. You will now gain extra Ambition EXP from killing the boss, the extra Ambition EXP will add on to your daily Ambition EXP before you killed the boss.
Insight increases as you mine. Leveling up Insight increases your ignore monsters’ Elemental Resistance rate (such as Physical resistance, Ice resistance, etc.), as well as letting you reveal equipment of higher levels for free.
Monsters’ elemental resistance is ignored by 0.5% every 10 insight levels.
Every 30 levels, allows a certain job advancement tier equipment to reveal potential free of charge.
Maximum effect: Free reveal of potentials for equipments up till level 120, ignores 5% of monsters’ elemental resistance.
Insight Leveling Guide
You are able to get 5 Insight EXP each time you successfully mine a vein.
It is recommended to enter the Secret Mine in Ardentmill to mine veins.
In order to enter the Secret Mine, you need to have an invitation ticket. You can buy invitation tickets from Nack in Ardentmill.
You are able to enter three times a day. Once you leave the Secret Mine, you may not re-enter.
Willpower increases as you clear PQs. You also gain willpower by staying online. Your HP and DEF increases and your abnormal status resistance (stun, seal, weaken, slow, seduce, etc) increases, reducing duration of abnormal statuses.
Increase this trait by patience. You can do Party Quests, staying online, drinking snake soup.
Every 5 levels, your DEF increases by 5, MaxHP increases by 100 and your abnormal status resistance level increases by 1.
Max effect: 100 DEF, 2,000 HP, 20 Abnormal Status resistance
Willpower Leveling Guide
When completing the Moon Bunny PQ, you will gain 5 Willpower EXP.
When completing the First Time Together PQ, you will gain 8 Willpower EXP.
When completing the Dimensional Crack PQ, you will gain 35 Willpower EXP.
When completing the Forest of the Poison Haze PQ, you will gain 30 Willpower EXP.
When completing the Lord Pirate PQ, you will gain 15 Willpower EXP.
When completing the Hob King PQ, you will gain 15 Willpower EXP.
When completing the Remnant of the Goddess PQ, you will gain 20 Willpower EXP.
When completing the Romeo and Juliet PQ, you will gain 25 Willpower EXP.
When completing the Kenta in Danger PQ, you will gain 26 Willpower EXP.
When completing the Dragon Rider PQ, you will gain 40 Willpower EXP.
Be online for one hour, and you will get 2 Willpower EXP.
Be online for two hours, and you will get 4 Willpower EXP.
Be online for three hours, and you will get 6 Willpower EXP.
Be online for four hours, and you will get 8 Willpower EXP.
Be online for every hour after fourth hour, and you will get 10 Willpower EXP.
Diligence increases as you craft (create something through Accessory Crafting, Alchemy, or Smithing) or as you smelt ores/ turn seeds into oils. Leveling up Diligence increases your chances of having bonuses when using scrolls as well as receiving double craft mastery when you craft at a chance (excluding Level 10, Master Craftsman and Meister level mastery).
You can increase this trait by crafting.
Every 5 levels, scrolling success rates for regular scroll increases by 0.5% per 5 diligence level.
You gain 1% additional chance of getting double craft mastery EXP up till level 10 (basically 2x EXP on profession up till level 10) per 5 levels.
Diligence Leveling Guide
In order to get unlimited amounts of Diligence EXP, you will have to learn the Blacksmithing profession through the Mining profession.
Although, you are able to get profession EXP for Diligence from being an Accessory Maker, Alchemist, or a Blacksmith.
However, it is recommended to be a Blacksmith as it is the most space and cost efficient.
You will be crafting Arrows either made by Opals or Silver Plates.
You will be leveling your profession from level 1 to level 10.
You will repeat this repeatedly by unlearning and learning the profession, until you reach level 100 on your Diligence trait.
You will be getting 10 Diligence EXP each time you craft with Herbalism.
You will be getting 10 Diligence EXP each time you craft with Mining.
You will be getting 30 Diligence EXP when a crafting result is So-so.
You will be getting 40 Diligence EXP when a crafting result is Good.
You will be getting 50 Diligence EXP when a crafting result is Cool.
Special Scrolls that do NOT work with the Diligence extra scroll success rate:
Charm gained by getting increased fame level or wearing special items or cash items. Also obtained through hair changing. Gives you pocket slot at level 30 and new facial expressions every 5 levels thereafter.
You can level up this trait by becoming charming! (Gaining fame, using specific equipments, wearing cash equipment, changing character looks, spraying Cologne.)
At level 30, pass to Big Headward 1 Rose Clipping for pocket slot.
Every 5 levels starting from level 30, quest is activated for facial expressions after unlocking pocket slot.
Maximum effect: 1 Pocket slot, 15 facial expressions unlocked.
Charm Leveling Guide
Equip NX Items
Cape +30 Charm EXP
Top +30 Charm EXP
Bottom +30 Charm EXP
Gloves +40 Charm EXP
Shoes +40 Charm EXP
Face +40 Charm EXP
Eye +40 Charm EXP
Hat +50 Charm EXP
Overall +60 Charm EXP
Weapon +60 Charm EXP
Face Change +140 Charm EXP
Hair Change +180 Charm EXP
Mu Lung Dojo
Mu Lung Dojo is the best way to get Charm EXP, and this method works for everyone; even the unfunded.
There is no daily limit on Ranked Mu Lung Dojo. Meaning you are able to do as many runs as you want.
By collecting the Mu Gong’s Emblems the fifth bosses drop, you can trade them for belts (yellow, blue, red, black) that give you 100 Charm EXP.
By doing this method, you are able to get 5 Mu Gong’s Emblems every minute.
You can get 1,000 ~ 1,200 Charm EXP every one hour, and maximum daily Charm EXP in four to five hours.
Also, by completing the Ranked mode, you are able to get a Mu Lung Dojo glove which also gives +100~150 Charm EXP.