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Leisure Journey of Refinements

Discussion in 'MapleLegends Journeys' started by kiwiz, Oct 10, 2023.

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    Leisure Journey of Refinements

    Hi, I'm back with another journal. This time, instead of focusing on a short-term goal, I've included a mix of both short and long-term objectives. I briefly considered pursuing the path of degeneracy, leveraging on what I have, including two Bishops, one I/L Arch Mage, and one F/P Arch Mage.

    However, I've come to realise that I don't enjoy that style of gameplay despite its efficiency. Therefore, I've decided to continue playing casually, at my own pace, and I'll loosely document my Shadower's journey over an extended period of time.


    Stats

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    In case you weren't aware, I have what some might consider an unusual and unconventional goal of maintaining a base stats of 4 STR and 25 DEX for my Shadower.

    I exclusively rely on the stats from my equipment to wear all items, without any event items. While this approach may not be the most cost-effective or damage-optimised, it brings me immense satisfaction to achieve it.



    Items

    These are the items I've acquired over the course of three years of casual gameplay.

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    Goals

    Character
    Shadower lv160
    I'm planning to reset all my INT at level 160, and hopefully, with the power spike, it will open up new farming spots for me.
    Shadower lv168
    ☐ Shadower lv 175
    ☐ Defeat Zakum once
    ☐ Defeat Scarlion once
    Defeat Bergamot once
    Wealth
    Replenish 2 billion meso reserves
    Accumulate 250 Common Gachapons
    Accumulate 1,000 Prestigious Coins
    I recently purchased the shoes, and it put a dent on my meso reserves. I want to replenish my funds again for the same purpose – the ability to acquire the items I desire when they become available.

    I've estimated that I would get a yellow line approximately every 250 common gachapons. With this in mind, I've made the decision to refrain from pulling until I've accumulated 250 of them.

    I'm working towards collecting 1,000 Prestigious Coins, as I believe this amount might provide me with an opportunity to upgrade my dagger to a 131+ Weapon ATT.
    Gears
    9 DEX face accessory
    14 DEX earrings
    19 STR, 34 DEX hat

    15 STR, 6 DEX, 2 LUK Green Pirate Blouse
    19 DEX, 2 LUK Green Pirate Skirt

    12 Weapon ATT, 5 DEX, 4 LUK Blue Anelin
    14 Weapon ATT BWG/YM

    10 Weapon ATT Cape
    (11+ Weapon ATT Cape)
    32 Weapon ATT, 3 LUK Dragon Khanjar
    ☐ 130 Weapon ATT dagger
    (131+ Weapon ATT dagger)
    Right now, I'm at 151 DEX without a cape and gloves.

    While I can currently equip a NT dagger with the additional 5 DEX from gloves, I want to explore the possibility of doing so without relying on them. I'm considering adding +1 DEX from each of the following equipment pieces: face, earrings, hat, and top. However, it's worth noting that this isn't a top priority for me at the moment.

    I've also made the decision to create a pair of thief gloves with 12 Weapon ATT and 5 DEX. This will allow me to explore options like a Reverse/Timeless dagger.

    Upgrading to a Dragon Khanjar with 32 Weapon ATT would be nice.
    Thanks for reading!
     
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    :] reserved for stuff

    [​IMG] Timelines

    Washing Out - Leveling to 160
    Monkey Business - Farming for Dolls and Peels
    Visiting Old Friends - Farming to 2bil Meso at Dual Ghost Pirates
    Dagger Crafting/Scrolling 1 - Attempt to Scroll Above 129wa
    Gear Scrolling - Attempt to Achieve Gear Goals

    Road to 1k - Earning to 1k Prestigious Coins
    Dagger Crafting/Scrolling 2 - Another Attempt Above 129wa
    Reset - Farming another 2bil Meso?
    Dagger Crafting/Scrolling 3 - Another Attempt...
    RIP Dagger - Timeless Pesca
    Investments - Timeless Level Up Gambles
    Final Attempt - Crafting Kanzirs the Last Time
    Chaos Scroll - Test Out Luck on Dragon Khanjar


    IMG_6005.png Farming Spots (/hour)


    Here are the maps I've explored and farmed extensively in the journal. My preferred farming locations have always been maps that provide reliable earnings over RNG. Nightghost map has a higher earning deviation due to heavy reliance on scroll drops and exchange, thus not included.

    High RNG maps are usually not suitable for short sessions. If you are like me, with limited playtime or only short sessions of play in between days, and still want to earn a decent amount, these maps are suitable as they almost guarantee some amount of earnings proportional to the time invested.

    Items that drop within minutes are considered common drops, and scrolls that typically drop within an hour of farm, I would consider them as common drops as well. The high value drop relies more heavily on RNG and is not included in the expected earnings.

    If you have a similar characters setup to mine, with a full map attack(FMA) character plus another actively attacking character, you should be able to achieve similar results.


    1 Active FMA Character

    [​IMG][​IMG] 1-Hit Skele
    Setup: Bishop + Meso Up buff
    ref1 ref2 ref3 ref4 ref5 ref6 ref7 ref8

    Common drops:
    raw meso ~4.3mil
    item drops ~4mil
    10-30 Dragon Spirits
    10-30 Dragon Scales
    Power Elixirs
    Expected earnings: 9-12 mil/hr
    High value drops:
    100wa Gold Double Knife
    79wa King Cent
    7str Black Duke Barkin Shoes
    [​IMG] 1-Hit Ulu3
    Setup: Bishop + Meso Up buff
    ref1 ref2

    Common drops:
    raw meso ~4mil
    item drops ~3mil
    0-2 Earrings for Int 10% scroll
    0-2 Overall Armor for Dex 60% scroll
    Power Elixirs
    Expected earnings: 9-12 mil/hr


    1 Stationary FMA Character + 1 Active Attacking Character

    [​IMG] Dual Ghost Pirate
    Setup: Bishop + Shadower
    ref1 ref2 ref3 ref4 ref5 ref6 ref7 ref8 ref9 ref10 vidref1

    Common drops:
    raw meso ~3.6mil
    item drops ~6.5mil
    50-70 Power Crystal Ores
    0-2 Cape for Int 60% scroll
    Expected earnings: 11-17 mil/hr
    High value drops:
    3/4dex 2/3luk Red Pirate Boots
    6dex 2luk Green Pirate Blouse
    4dex 2luk Green Pirate Skirt
    [​IMG][​IMG] Dragon Turtles
    Setup: Bishop + Shadower
    ref1 ref2 ref3 ref4 ref5 ref6

    Common drops:
    raw meso ~2.9mil
    item drops ~2.1mil
    20-45 Dragon Spirits
    20-45 Dragon Scales
    20-40 Power Crystal Ores
    80-100 Power Elixirs
    Expected earnings: 8-13 mil/hr
    High value drops:
    Shield for Weapon Att 70% scroll
    Overall Armor for Str 30% scroll

    [​IMG] [​IMG] Monkey Dolls & Peels Farming Setup:
    [​IMG] Scrolling Logic:

    [​IMG] Reverse/Timeless Weapon Attack Level-Up Table:

     
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    My immediate plan is to reach lv160 and replenish my meso reserves back to 2 bil.

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    Sold my 19 DEX Green Pirate Skirt and got a decent amount. With that, I now have 1.6 bil meso in the reserves.

    I experimented with grinding at 7F, but I found it frustrating due to the challenging process of looting meso from the platforms.

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    As a result, I decided to return to Skele leeching, as it offers a more balanced combination of meso and exp.

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    While I didn't keep precise records of my hourly earnings, I can estimate that it's roughly 4 mil of raw meso with MU buff, and 2-4 mil meso from NPC-ing drops. Additionally, there are Dragon Scales and Dragon Spirits, which should yield around 2 mil meso. Without considering gacha pulls, it provides a consistent earning of ~9mil/hr.

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    Look at those juicy meso bags, mmmMMM yumyumyumyum...

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    I "overheard" some player saying they could deal 120k-150k per Assassinate cast. I'm not sure if they meant a charged Assassinate, per line, or total damage. Am pretty envious and thought I probably wouldn't be able to do anything close to that since we have a 19-level gap and I still have 156 AP in INT.

    Wouldn't hurt to check how far I am away...

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    yEAhhh..., anyway, I'll probably stick to Skele for a while for the consistency, and since I won't be pulling gachas for a while, Skele provides a stable flow of income.
     
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    what the heck are those numbers? :eek:
     
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    I think what is meant with 120-150k is the total damage of one nate attack. Hitting that with one line would require an absurd range of like 20k if max nate does 625% damage
     
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    The last image? Those were charged Assassinate.

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    Can hit up to max damage of 199,999 sometimes.

    If that's the case, I also captured one of my regular non-charged attacks.

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    Now I'm not sure if it includes the 5th attack.
     
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    Always enjoying reading your post kiwi :> Love your posts about shad!
     
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    Thanks! I think I'll be sticking with Shadower for a long time. After trying a few other classes, it's still the most fun for me.
     
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    That’s without 5th I think. When you wash out and use mw20 and cider you’ll be hitting 40K nate lines.
     
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    My BM shares a similar interest, keeping my secondary stats as low as possible, although I'm not on your level. Even though it cost me significantly more I'm set up for low base str, wielding a 125 str timeless I believe I'm around 35 or so, without speccing to only equip with Mw20, and missing a few str items (specs) so I can swap for HP gear if I choose. Odd ball project but that was meta on GMS and I've ran with it
     
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    I've attempted to come up with a theoretically feasible allocation, and the best compromise I can find without putting too big of a hole in the pocket is 110-115 STR with a base of 4.

    It's actually more challenging than Shadower, even though only the weapon requires STR.
     
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    Huge spending spree today that almost depleted my reserves.

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    Purchased a 14 DEX Element Pierce that came with a little bonus of 1 LUK for 700 mil meso. Felt that it's a good deal for a 15-stats earrings, which I'd expect to go for at least 1 bil meso.

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    Additionally, bought a 9 DEX Sad Mask for another 700 mil meso. It might be a bit more than it's worth, but the nice triple 9s make up for it.

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    With these purchases, I'm now down to about 226 mil meso.

    I wanted to transfer this meso to my Bishop without incurring taxes, so what better way other than to gamble on scrolls. awesomemush

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    Got really lucky and managed to scroll a 21 INT Bathrobe(F) with around 52 mil meso. This should fetch around 150-170mil meso.

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    With about 174 mil remaining, I was looking for other ways to transfer the meso but decided to convert them into Prestigious Coins instead when I stumbled upon this store.

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    Bought and opened 14x Pouch 1 and 4x Pouch 2, resulting in a total of 59 Prestigious Coins.

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    Update on character stats:

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    Replenishing my meso back to 2 bil is gona take some time, although I still have my old equipment not yet sold.
     
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    Bless you on your journey.
     
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    Did some leech/grind/farm at Skele, and here are the earnings from the last hour, along with a brief wealth update.

    1 hour of Skele with Bishop + MU buff:
    3.4 mil meso drop
    4.1 mil meso from drops
    20 Dragon Scales ~1 mil
    12 Dragon Spirits ~meh
    Totaling to about 8.5mil meso

    Wealth Status (/ goal):
    153 mil meso (/ 2,000 mil)
    59 Prestigious Coins (/ 1,000 pc)
    13 Common Gachapon (/ 250 gach)
    1 Rare Gachapon

    What I have for sale & estimated value:
    21 INT Bathrobe(f) ~170 mil
    8 DEX Angry Mask ~350 mil
    13 DEX Gold Emerald Earrings ~280 mil
    4/10/3 Green Osfa Boots ~280 mil
    19 DEX Green Pirate Skirt sold 150 mil

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    If I were to sell those items at the evaluated price, I would have about 1.2 bil mesos.

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    I've also been preparing 6 Weapon Att, 2-slots Blue Anelins for a 2x30% scroll attempt to reach 12 Weapon Att. Passing the 3x60% scroll stage is quite challenging, with approximately a 21.6% success rate, or about 1 in 4-5 attempts.

    Hope I don't end up spending too much on these gloves.

    Initially, I thought I was done with the Green Pirate Blouse and Skirt, but it appears they are back on the menu. I can get the remaining 2 DEX (to reach 155/160) with a 12/5/2 Blouse and 0/19/2 Skirt. Each would need 1x30% and 6x70% scroll passes.

    Expect another visit to Dual Ghost Pirates in the near future.

    Lastly, I thought it’d be fun to evaluate my net worth based on the tradeable gears I have:

    129wa 15luk Dragon Kanzir ~1.2 bil
    30wa 3luk Dragon Khanjar ~350 mil

    15/5/3 Blue Mystique ~100 mil
    0/18/2 Green Pirate Skirt ~350 mil
    0/5/4 11wa Blue Anelin ~50 mil
    3/12/4 Purple Osfa Boots ~500 mil

    2/4/0 Spectrum Goggles ~200 mil
    9dex 9acc 9avo Sad Mask ~650 mil
    0/14/1 Element Pierce ~700 mil
    9wa Pink Gaia Cape ~1.2 bil

    The total adds up to 5.3 bil meso,… yEAhhh, it seems like a reasonable amount for any casual player at this stage… right?
     
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    I am not sure about the choice to scroll the blue anelin with gfa 30%. GFA 30% scrolls are around 30m each, and I think you would expect to use around 11 scrolls to pass 2 30s in a row. Will your 12 attack blue anelin be worth more than 11 gfa 30%?
     
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    You are asking someone who spent hundreds mil of meso trying to scroll Green Pirate Blouses for STR, whether it’s worth? Hell yeah!
     
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    One of the happiest players I saw was a STR Mage who scrolled their PQ gloves with GFA30/70 into a 14wa. I used to think what a dumbass but now I’m becoming the dumbass, maybe just a fraction of it.

    I didn’t mean it to be a dumb dumb but more of a makes no sense kinda thing.

    While people may question my choices in ML, rest assured that these decisions aren't ones I'd make in scenarios with real-life consequences. This is an environment where I can be happy making stupid choices.
     
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    Is chaosing ur htp or getting a timeless pendant less cost efficient? Seems like that would solve alot of stat gearing issues
     

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