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[Guide] Krythan's Washing Gear Guide | Efficiently Buying and Scrolling for INT

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    Buying and scrolling equip(s) for INT. How to efficiently use your mesos.
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    Why INT equip(s) are all so expensive! Maybe you’re washing a character, or maybe you’re a LUK-less mage. Let’s take a look at the most efficient ways to get more INT on your equip(s)... without breaking the bank.

    Prices fluctuate over time so we’ll be using $, $$, $$$, and $$$$ as arbitrary units of measurement to represent the relative cost of items in relation to each other.

    If you're not familiar with washing I recommend reading section "6. Washing" in the Getting Started guide.

    When you level up, you gain a bonus amount of MP based on your INT. This includes Base INT and INT from equip(s). As such, many players find it worthwhile to acquire INT equip(s), as the small bonus each level can help them create extra MP, used for both washing and higher efficiency of MP pots. This is especially valuable for washing class such as warriors and buccaneers.

    Items
    1. Weapons
    2. Capes
    3. Earrings
    4. Shoes
    5. Pendants
    6. Eye Accessories
    7. Overalls
    8. Helms (early)
    9. Helms (50+)
    10. Gloves
    11. Shields
    12. Events

    1. Weapons ($)

    Recommended: The weapon slot is one of the cheapest items to scroll for INT. The most popular option is the [​IMG] Maple Flag (Lvl 0) or [​IMG] Blue Maple Flag (Lvl 0). For the most budget conscious, the most basic [​IMG]Sword (Lvl 0) or [​IMG] Wooden Wand (Lvl 0) scrolled with a few 70% scrolls is going to be dirt cheap.

    Scrolling: The scrolls for Sword for Magic Attack are very cheap. Try and land a 30% scroll or two before transitioning to a 70% or two and finishing with 60%'s. Alternatively, just play is safe with 2 or 3 70%'s and finish with 60%'s.

    Honorable Mentions: [​IMG] Diao Chan Sword, [​IMG] Heart Wand, [​IMG] Goblin Bat

    For Mages Only: You'll likely want to use wands and staffs. The most popular options include: [​IMG] Green Paint Brush (Level 30), [​IMG] Maple Staff (Lvl 35), [​IMG] Yellow Umbrella (Lvl 40), [​IMG] Nocturnal Staff (Lvl 43), [​IMG] Maple Lama Staff (Lvl 43), [​IMG] Elemental Wand 1-4 (Lvl 70), [​IMG] Speargrave (Lvl 113, Priest Only), then an [​IMG] Elemental Wand 5-8 (Lvl 130). I recommend sticking to using 7x 60% or 70% scrolls until level 130. While 30% scrolls are $$$, the 60% scrolls are very very cheap thanks to all the clerics grinding at gs2.

    2. Capes ($)

    Recommended: The cape slot is often the second cheapest item you'll scroll. The most popular option is an [​IMG] Old Raggedy Cape (Lvl 25) or [​IMG] Maple Cape (Lvl 20) scrolled for INT.

    At higher levels, the [​IMG] Crimsonheart Cloak (Lvl 90) becomes the go-to cape to use for washing, thanks to coming with 3-5 INT and having 8 slots.

    Scrolling: Just use 60% scrolls. It's often more effective just to try your luck on landing 4+ of 5 60% scrolls on a few different capes than it is to try and land 30% scrolls. If you fail one or two of the first few scrolls, get a new cape and try again.

    Honorable Mentions: [​IMG] Icarus Cape 1, 2 or 3 (Level 42, quest), [​IMG] Raggedy Yellow Cape (Lvl 25), [​IMG] Yellow Gaia Cape (Lvl 65).

    For Mages Only: The [​IMG] Purple Adventurer Cloak (Lvl 50) and [​IMG] Purple Gaia Cape (Lvl 65) are great options, as they also come with a bonus to magic attack.

    3. Earrings ($)

    Recommended: The most popular earrings to scroll are the [​IMG] Single Earring (Lvl 10), [​IMG] Amethyst Earrings (Lvl 10), or the [​IMG] Red Emerald Earrings (Lvl 30). You can wear the Single earring earlier, but the Red Emerald comes with +2-3 INT.

    Scrolling: Unfortunately, 10% and 30% scrolls are $$$, so use 5x 60% scrolls. If you fail one or two of the first few scrolls, get a new pair of earrings and try again. If you pass 4 scrolls in a row, it may be worth the gamble to roll a 30% on the last slot thanks to the very high resale value

    Honorable Mentions: [​IMG] Gold Emerald Earrings ($$$)

    For Mages Only: The Fallen Leaf Earrings come with +0-2 Magic Attack, and can be a cheaper alternative.

    4. Shoes ($)

    Recommended: It's cheap and easy to get a pair of White Christmas Socks (Lvl 10) for +1-2 INT. The Squishy Shoes (Level 30) from KPQ are another good option, but only if you enjoy KPQ.

    Honorable Mentions: Yellow Snowshoes ($$$)

    For Mages Only: Black Magicshoes, Green Goldwind, Gold Moon Shoes, Gold Lapiz Sandals. Requires LUK.

    Scrolling: N/A

    5. Pendants ($)

    Recommended: Start with a Warm Muffler (Lvl 30), as these can be cheap, especially after the Christmas Event. For more $$, the Silver Deputy Star (Level 50) is a popular choice, and easy to re-use across characters. At level 90, buy the “MoN” service to get a Mark of Naricain (Lvl 90). The service is affordable, and there's no pre-req. For those with $$$, upgrade to an Egged Horntail Pendant (Lvl 120). This service is more expensive with AFK (100m) and non-AFK (50m) options.

    Scrolling: N/A

    6. Eye Accessories ($$)

    Recommended: Buy a Raccoon Mask (Lvl 35) or White Raccoon Mask (Lvl 45). The Broken Glasses (Level 45) from LPQ provide a budget option, but only if you enjoy LPQ.

    Scrolling: Scroll with 7x 100% scrolls. There’s no reason to use the 60% or 70% scrolls. The 100% scrolls can be $$, they are a risk-free option, and a +7 scrolled mask is very easy to resell later.

    7. Overalls ($$)

    Recommended: The Bathrobe (Lvl 20). Available in both Male and Female.

    Scrolling: These are $$ to scroll, but easy to resell. Try and land two or three 70% scrolls before putting on as many 60% scrolls as you want / can afford. If you're a gambler, bathrobes are a popular item to roll the dice on with 30% scrolls. You don’t have to use all 10 slots. Simply landing a few 60% or 70% scrolls is often good enough if you wish to save some $.

    Honorable Mentions: Sauna Robe (Lvl 30)

    For Mages Only: White/Brown Doros, Dark/Blood Chaos, Dark/Red/Green Starlight or Moonlight, or White/Dark Anakamoon. While these items don't retain their value as well as bathrobes, they come with some additional points of INT. Requires LUK.

    8. Helms (Early) ($$$)

    Recommended: For the helmet slot, the most popular items are the Maple Bandanas (Lvl 0). Available in Blue and Red variants. There are two types of Bandanas for each color, for a total of 8 different items. Example: "Blue Maple Bandana" and the "Maple Bandana Blue" are two different items. The Purple Wisconsin (Lvl 20) is a great alternative for those on a budget.

    Scrolling: Don't put too much time or effort into scrolling a helm. Land a 30% and a 70% or two, but 60% scrolls are $$$. You'll outgrow this item at level 50 when you upgrade to a Zakum Helm.

    Honorable Mentions: Yellow Bandana, Black Bandana ($$$), Green Bandana ($$$)

    9. Helms (50+) ($$)

    Recommended: At level 50, get a Zakum Helm (Lvl 50). Once you do the pre-quest, you can get the AFK Service (18m) or non-AFK Service (~10m). With +13-17 INT and 10 slots, this helm is an immediate upgrade from your previous helm.

    If on a budget, you might consider waiting until later to scroll your helm. Options include the Ravana Helm (Lvl 70), Targa (LUK), Targa (INT), Scarlion (DEX), or Scarlion (STR) at Level 90. Figure out which helm you are NOT going to use as your end-game helm, and scroll that one for INT. For example: a Night Lord who plans to run a lot of Zak will want to try their luck scrolling their Zakum helm for DEX, and scroll an alternative such as a Targa (INT) at Level 90 to be their INT helm.

    Scrolling: The 70% scrolls are cheaper than the 60% scrolls. Try and land 2 or 3 of the 70% scrolls before finishing with as many 60% scrolls as you want / can afford. If you fail 2 or more of the slots within the first few attempts, throw the hat away and try again. Don’t worry about using all 10 slots. Simply landing a few scrolls is often good enough if you wish to save some $.

    10. Gloves ($$$)

    Recommended: Here's where it starts to get $$$ expensive. The Yellow Work Gloves (Lvl 10) or Lunar Gloves (Lvl10) with +1-2 INT are the most popular options. Though, it can be cheaper to wait until you can wear the Red Marker (Lvl 20) with +1-3 INT. The Green Mittens (Level 10) are another option, as they have a bonus sixth slot. The Goddess Wristband (Level 50) from OPQ gives an amazing +4 INT, but is untradeable, and only worth it if you enjoy running OPQ. (As of April 2024, the maplelegends.com/lib doesn't show the correct stats on the Goddess Wristband).

    Scrolling: I like to scroll these gloves with a 70% or two, before finishing with 60% scrolls. If you pass 4 scrolls in a row, it may be worth the gamble to roll a 30% on the last slot thanks to the very high resale value. If you have a mage, it can be worth it to try 10% or 30% scrolls, however that’s an expensive option. Don't use 30% scrolls on your Goddess Wristband. Because the item isn't trade-able, that high price investment becomes a sunk cost.

    Honorable Mentions: Brown Work Gloves ($$$$), Yellow Marker ($$$)

    For Mages Only: Dark Noel, Dark Mesana, Black Lutio, Dark Arten, Dark Penance, or Flamekeeper gloves. Require LUK. While these items don't retain their value as well as bathrobes, they come with some additional points of INT.

    11. Shields ($$$$)

    Recommended: Now it's going to get $$$. The most basic item is a Stolen Fence (Level 5) or Pan Lid (Level 10). However, the Maple Shield (Lvl 20), comes with more slots, and is more expensive for that reason.

    Scrolling: Shield for Magic Attack scrolls are very expensive, so the shield is one of the least efficient items to invest in. Scroll it with a 70% or two first, then finish with 60% scrolls. However do this as one of your last upgrades, or skip this slot as it may not be worth the cost.

    For Mages Only: The Mystic Shield, Esther Shield, and finally $$$ for the Maple Magician Shield (Lvl 64) are other options.

    12. Rings

    At level 50, do the quest for the Ellin Ring (Lvl 50). Most of the ETCs can be bought in the FM. You can also get a lot of INT from your monster book ring, but it might not be worth the investment at a low level.

    13. Events

    MapleLegends runs seasonal events that often provide VERY good equip(s) for washing. These items will frequently give bonuses to all stats, ranging from +1 to +8, however they will require event participation, and expire after a fixed amount of time.

    Tips

    Some general tips to keep in mind:
    1. Risk & Reward
    2. Efficiency
    3. Max Minus One
    4. Pricing
    5. Listed Items
    6. Liquid Assets
    7. Borrowing
    8. Leech

    1. Risk & Reward

    Scrolling is gambling. Almost every item requires a choice as to your risk tolerance. The higher the risk, the greater the reward. If your Risk & Reward Tolerance is...
    • High - Take a gamble on using 10% and 30% scrolls.
    • Medium - Minimize risk with the use of 70% and 60% scrolls.
    • Low - Buy the scrolled item from another player.
    Reminder: Never make a bet you can’t (financially or emotionally) afford to lose.

    2. Efficiency

    Not all equip(s) are created equal when it comes to washing. Items like swords, capes, and earrings are relatively cheap to scroll for INT. Compared to gloves and shields which can be very expensive. You don't have to have an item in each slot. It may be more efficient to try to scroll a pair of earrings a few more times than it would be to try your luck on a single shield.

    3. Max Minus One

    The best deals on unscrolled equips are most often the items that are "max minus one". Items with the maximum stats often have a certain $$ premium. Finding an unscrolled item that’s -1 stat from then maximum stats will often be considerably cheaper.

    It's often more efficient to try your luck on a few cheaper items, than one or two expensive ones. For example: a Crimsonheart Cloak with 5 INT can be bought for 40m, while the same cloak with 3 INT is 12m. For the same price, you can try 2 or 3 different times to scroll for a result you’re happy with.

    4. Pricing

    What's the value of an item? To quote the expert economist fartsyfartsy, the price of any and every item is "market price". Thus, the most accurate way to check the value of something is to use an Owl of Minevera in the Free Market.

    Grab a notebook. Use an Owl of Minivera from the Cash Shop. Make a list of the possible values for that given item, and write down the best price you can find for that value. Do this for a few days, and you'll end up with a very accurate chart of what items are being listed at.

    When I was looking to buy a Bathrobe scrolled with INT, here’s what my notes looked like:
    10 13m
    12 25m
    13 28m
    14 30m
    15 40m
    16 60m
    17 75m
    18 85m
    19 110m
    20 180m

    For more rare and expensive items, the #free-market section of the Discord offers some great historical data on what’s been sold.

    Read more in "3. Making Money" of the Getting Started Guide

    5. Listed Items

    Remember, items shown in an Owl of Minevera search, or on owlrepo.com represent items that are not (yet) sold. Since neither of these sources represent what items were actually bought, they tend to overestimate the actual price of a given item.

    6. Liquid Assets

    These INT equip(s) are often a very 'liquid asset'. Historically, they have retained their value, and are fast and easy to sell when compared to other items. If you only need to use these equips on a single character, it’s often easiest to simply buy the items upfront, and resell the items when done. If you’re patient in finding decent deals, you can often recover most if not all of your original investment. Or turn a profit if you’re lucky.

    7. Borrowing

    If available, borrow a friend's gear. It'll save you a considerable amount of time and meso. The only downside is that it requires friends, and those can’t be found with an owl.

    8. Leech

    Buying equip(s) may not be the best use of your meso. After a certain level of investment, your mesos may be better spent on a few levels of leech to get the same amount of MP that your next incremental item upgrade would provide.

    Read More: Leech Buying Guide

    Conclusion


    Did I forget any important items or scrolling tips? Add your comments.

    Specials thanks to oldkevoldkev, Peaches, auzeniaauzenia, and harahara for proofreading, and MirrorsMirrors for the original gear guide.

    That's all! Good luck!
     
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    After posting the warrior washing guide, I saw an increasing number of players asking about buying INT gear. I'd written this post out for the guild in discord a few different times. Then recently, we got stuck on a plane without wi-fi, and figured I'd use the time to write up an actual post.

    If you're not familiar with washing I recommend reading section "6. Washing" in the Getting Started guide.
     
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    There are 3 certainties in life: death, taxes and Krythan writing guides.
     
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    another banger guide, well done krythan!
     
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    but yeah int gears is just a meso to nx conversion and most of the time, adding another 20 base int adds a negligible amount to total washing costs
     
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    Int gear only really has value on warriors since its roi is so much better compared to range, yet I still do it kek.
     
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    I think this is funny, the easiest job to wash is one of if not the one that benefits the most from int gear lol
     
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    Right, just from wearing solely int gear, no base int a war can easily wash to 30k. Provided he is responsible to equip the items every level
     
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    That's true! Though that path does require a decent investment into INT gear in order to reach targets.
     
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    And Buccaneers! Because Fresh AP is such a valuable resource on Buccs, INT equip(s) make a big difference. Every point in MP you can make from INT equip(s), is one less point you need to make from MP Washing. Every Fresh AP not spent MP Washing can be spent HP Washing. Super impactful, since a Bucc's ability to reach 30k is primarily limited by how much Fresh AP they have to spend.

    When I made my Night Lord, the MP gains from equip(s) saved me ~4 levels worth of leeching... or about 100m+ worth of leech. Considering I was also able to re-use this gear on my mages, I'm glad I made the investment. So the impact is smaller on ranged characters, but noticeable!

    Also worth calling out that washing gear brings down the NX cost (a little) for ranged character and buccs, as it can save you a couple MP washes.
     
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    For Pendants, the lowest rolled Horus' Eye from MPQ can be equivalent to MON (+6 all stats) while the highest roll can be +8 all stats, and the only investment needed is time and your mental health to MPQ.
     
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    I'm still working on adding images to the original post. I expect this to take a while as I'm doing it just a few at a time due to the monotony. I also know it kinda looks ridiculous at the moment, but we'll figure it out...

    Screenshot for example:

    [​IMG]
     
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    Recently reached lvl 50+ on my first char (i/l mage) and been trying to scroll a decent diao chan, I hope this guide doesn't lead to too much competition for those juicy 1h sword scrolls MapleF2 But great guide, I'm sure I'll get a ton of use for it!

    A very general question though, how do I know how much washing is needed for different classes, now that HP challenges exist? Is there some guide or list of typical HP thresholds, and whether they can be reasonably reached without washing?
     
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    Fun! Not to worry, there's no amount of demand that will drop the price of 1h sword scrolls :)

    I like the idea of scrolling a Diao Chan sword for magic attack. I haven't seen many of those, so should be a fun project! Only thing to note is that the wand/staff scrolls actually give slightly more tma than a sword scroll... so I wonder if just going Nocturnal Staff makes more sense.

    Post this question as it's own thread! As it's well beyond the scope of this thread... plus there's a few thousand differing opinions on the matter. There's Nise's HP Required thread, but that doesn't touch on any recommended amounts or the challenges, and there's some interesting notes on the perspectives of the challenges in this thread as well.
     
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    Ah, good point about the tma on scrolls, especially for 30s it's a pretty big difference! I didn't have much luck scrolling the Nocturnal Staff I got from the quest in NLC, and I picked up some Diao Chans from the giant centipede, so it seemed like a decent budget option.

    Right, maybe I will! Thanks a lot for the links, I'll start by checking them out!
     
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