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Welcome to the guide for Mages!

Created by Rinichan (aka Rini)

Table of Contents

i. Introduction

ii. Starting Out

iii. Becoming a Mage

iv. Skill Build

v. Training

vi. Contacting

vii. ETC

viii. Credits

i. Introduction

"Studying ancient studies is their virtue, so high intelligence is a top priority. Since they spend all their time researching, they may not have much of strength or stamina, and they use staffs and wands as their main weapons. For armor, they prefer light ones like robes with minimal defense. They can't put on heavy armor."

To use this guide, simply find the section you wish to view. Using the Table Of Contents, click Ctrl + F and enter what you are looking for. Also, you'll find many "What I did" parts throughout the guide to show you what I did on this part and maybe give you some ideas. So if you're wondering what it is and why it's there, now you know! Enjoy! :]

And I apologize in advance if your head starts to spin after reading a section since they tend to be very long. They do, however, contain lots of intructions and descriptions so I'm pretty sure it'll help. I've seperated them into paragraphs to try helping your head not hurt.

ii. Starting Out

When you first log in and create your character, make sure you have these stats.

Str-4 or 5 (perfect stat:4)

Dex-4 or 5 (perfect stat:4)



The Int and Luk don't really matter so long as you have 4 (or 5) as Str AND Dex. If you don't get these stats, click the little red die next to them to randomize them. Keep trying until you get the stats above.

After you have done that, remember to customize your key settings. This is usually the first thing I do because I find that the default key settings are rather difficult to use. Remember, NEVER GO THROUGH ANY OF THE PORTALS (except the one into the house on the second map)! Always talk to the people and do what they say because they are easy exp!!! After you talk to the last guy (who sends you into the first map with the monsters), then you can go through portals again.

When you first start, it'll be hard to kill monsters due to mages' low str. You'll regret it if you put any AP (Ability Points) into Str and Dex, though. Put all your AP into Int if you want to have a high attack when you first become a mage. I would recommend staying at that first map and killing green snails and, occasionally, some blue snails also. That is the easiest way for mages to level in the beginning. Don't kill any shrooms or red snails for mages will most likely get hurt, and it's not worth the time. At level 5 or 6, go talk to Maria (which is about 3 maps away) and do her "quest" which requires you to go into Amherst and talk to the really old and cranky looking guy (sorry, I forgot his name). Then you go back to Maria and she'll give you a headband or hat as a thanks for doing her task. Then, I'd go back to training at that first map, but that's really up to you.

You might really want to do Bigg's quest (which requires 10 orange mushroom tops and 30 blue snail shells), but I advise you not to do it for, as I have stated before, mages can't really kill orange mushies. After you reach level 7 or 8, head to the port, talk to Shane, and go to Victoria Island. This trip will cost you 150 mesos so make sure you have enough!

Keep in mind while you level that you need 20 Int and to be level 8 to become a mage. And (I can't say this enough) NEVER PUT ANY OF YOUR AP INTO STR OR DEX!!!!! (Or hp + mp since that's just wasting it, in my opinion)

(To become a Mage is on the next section)

What I did:

I got the perfect stat to start with, then customized my key settings (of course). I, obviously, talked to all the people and did what they said. Then I stayed at that first map until I reached level 6. Then, I helped Maria then went back to that first map to train until I reached level 8. During all those levels, I put ALL my AP into Int. Then, I went over to Victoria Island. (woo hoo?)

iii. Becoming a Mage

So now you should be either level 7 or 8 and on Victoria Island. If you're level 7, I suggest you go to Thicket Around the Beach III (I think that's the one with green snails all over the bottom) and train to level 8. Then go to Ellinia. (If you have a lot of meso and time plus want scrolls to all the towns, then make a "road trip" and go get the scrolls now. After your job advancement, taxi/boat dude will cost a lot more.) When you get to Ellinia, go all the way up into the Magic Library and talk to Grendel the Really Old, the floating old mage who will ask if you want to become a magician. SAY YES!

You will get a boost in mp and one SP (Skill Point) when you first become a mage. I would really REALLY recommend you put that SP into Magic Bolt, which is the second to last skill on the list. Then, you start training, and all that good stuff is down there in another section. So basically.


About the AP and the SP. You get 5 AP per level and 3 SP per level. Remember to spend them right when you get them because if you die, you lose all of them! (And it's just better to spend them right when you get them since they boost your attack, mp recovery, etc.) Always put AP into Int unless you're on level _0, _3, _5, or _8 (the "_" means "-insert number here-"). Then, you put some into Luk, depending on the next requirement. A SP build is in another section (the next one).

iv. Skill Build

Oh yay! I love skill building!!! Why? Because you get stronger and better attack with basically each SP. (Hehe)

Okay. I have 2 skill builds here. One which is what everybody ELSE calls "Perfect Skills" and the one which I call "Perfect Skills". Yes, there IS a difference! One makes you start and blah into MP first. And mine makes you blah into attack first! And don't worry. I have my reasons.

Everybody else's Perfect Skills

lvl...What to put into

8.....+1 MP recovery

9.....+3 MP recovery

10....+2 MP recovery, +1 Max MP

11....+3 Max MP

12....+3 Max MP

13....+3 Max MP

14....+2 MP recovery, +1 Energy Bolt

15....+3 MP recovery

16....+3 MP recovery

17....+3 MP recovery

18....+2 MP recovery, +1 Magic Claw

19....+3 Magic Claw

20....+3 Magic Claw

21....+3 Magic Claw

22....+3 Magic Claw

23....+3 Magic Claw

24....+3 Magic Claw

25....+1 Magic Claw, +2 Magic Guard

26....+3 Magic Guard

27....+3 Magic Guard

28....+3 Magic Guard

29....+3 Magic Guard

30....+3 Magic Guard

The final result should be

Improving MP Recovery-16

Improving Max MP Increase-10

Magic Guard-20

Energy Bolt-1

Magic Claw-20

MY Perfect Skills

lvl...What to put into

8.....+1 Magic Bolt

9.....+3 Magic Claw

10....+3 Magic Claw

11....+2 Magic Claw, +1 MP recovery

12....+2 Magic Claw, +1 MP recovery

13....+3 MP recovery

14....+3 MP recovery

15....+3 Magic Claw

16....+3 Magic Claw

17....+3 Magic Claw

18....+1 Magic Claw, +2 MP recovery

19....+3 MP recovery

20....+3 MP recovery

21....+3 Magic Guard

22....+3 Magic Guard

23....+3 Magic Guard

24....+3 Magic Guard

25....+3 Magic Guard

26....+3 Magic Guard

27....+2 Magic Guard, +1 Magic Armor

28....+3 Magic Armor

29....+3 Magic Armor

30....+3 Magic Armor

The final result should be

Improving MP Recovery-16

Magic Guard-20

Magic Armor-10

Energy Bolt-1

Magic Claw-20

See the difference? Yea. For me, the max MP thing doesn't do anything for me. So it's up to you which one you prefer. Have fun with that! :] (Obviously what I did was MY perfect skills build)

v. Training

So this is what the hard part is! TRAINING!! (Also the most fustrating and annoying part, at times) I've made this nice list to show what a good place to hunt at what level is. How nice, huh? You can thank me later. ;]


1-8 You're still on Maple Island here. :]

8-15 SLIME TREE!!! Or, of course, you can train with snails about 3 maps

           left of Henesys. That's a really good place also.

15-2_ I suggest Pig Beach. That's basically the best place for that level. To

           get to Pig Beach, go to the 3-way road (the one between Lith, Kerning,
           and Henesys) and find this patch of yellow flowers and click UP. It'll
           take you to Hidden Street: Pig Beach.

In the 20s Go to the Forest of Wisdom (2 maps outside Ellinia) to hunt Green Shrooms.

           This part you can forgo, but Green Shrooms drop pan lids, so I would go
           train there. :]

2_-30 Horny Shrooms (okay, don't make fun of the name thanks) inside the tree about

           4 maps away from Ellinia. It's right under the portal that you come in from
           (portal close to Ellinia). There are green and horny shrooms inside this
           tree, so it's a good training spot if you can 1-hit kill.

25-30 If you want, you can PQ. I would do this for the items, but since it's really

           crowded, it'll take a long time to get into the PQ itself. However, since you
           are a mage, you can get into a party REALLY easily.

30-3_ Boars and Fire Boars. Since you should be able to 1-hit kill them now (boars),

           this is the best training spot. Fire Boars is also a good place to train
           since they have pretty nice drops. ^_^

That's all I can get to since I'm only level 36 in Scania and level 15 or so in Windia (when I wrote this). There'll be more when I level up in Windia since that's where I play. :]

vi. Contacting

Sorry that's all I could get done. I don't really know what else you would like. So I'll try to do more some other time, okay? Meanwhile, if you would like to see something added or you want to let me know of something wrong with this guide, please just PM me on the forum (my login there is also rinichan). but just in case, here's some contacting info (if you really really need to).

Forum ID - rinichan

Char (Windia) - rinichanx

Char (Scania) - Holiness (I won't go on that a lot)

I don't really want to be Emailed about that, so please just keep it to those. :]

vii. ETC

Here's what I WANT to get done later.

- More of the guide (of course) so please give me some comments with come ideas via PM or whisper

- Another guide on 2nd job advancement (most likely CLERIC since that's what I am)

And also, please don't EDIT this guide that much since I'd like it to be my work. If there are typos, please change them for me, though. :]

viii. Credits-----------

Wizit - For making the game