KMST V348 ~ Chryse and world & mini map improvements

A new floating island has been discovered high above the sky of Orbis!

A new theme dungeon for players between Lv. 55~71 has been added in the Ossyria continent.
When you log on, you receive a quest from Ericsson from Orbis. If you accept and complete his quest, you will instantly warp to the new area, Chryse.

But that’s not how I roll today. Chryse is accessible from Orbis Park when you talk to the NPC Ericson.
Anyone can go, regardless what level your character is.

When you visit this area, a message on top will appear which says that you have arrived at the heavens of Chryse.
Notice the big NPC behind the column? Is he afraid of me? …

When I first entered Chryse, I noticed the giant NPCs. I mean… Look at this NPC, he’s huge!
The NPC Demos will have a quest available for you which involves defeating monsters. Piece of cake!

The background is really nice and fits with the theme. When you continue to explore the place, you will see two portals.
One portal will lead you to the hideout of Chryse, where you will meet other giant NPCs.

[NPCs Michael and Michaela. Giant NPCs!]

[The other NPCs in the hideout. The biggest NPC is Titan, the elder of the town. And the NPC behind me is the village chief, Marione]

When you enter the outskirts and other areas of Chryse, you will meet cute monsters.

[What ya lookin’ at, gerbil?]

[The golden gerbils. The skunk farted and suddenly… explosive damage!!]

[Scorpis. There are also Golden Scorpis]

I don’t know if this is a great training place for players between Lv. 55~71. I don’t like the map structures. The spawn of some monsters aren’t great, in a few maps you have to defeat some monsters at the bottom and then you have to climb on the rope to get to the top.

The maps in the Colosseum of Chryse are good. They’re flat and the spawn is OK.
Inside the Colosseum, there are Mammoths and Golden Mammoths.

You can only enter the Colosseum when you finished the quests from the others NPCs. There are a lot of quests and mostly they involve defeating monsters and gathering the ETC items.

[25/70 Mammoths Tails acquired]

At the end of the Colosseum inside, you will see a portal that will lead you to Xerxes.
However, you cannot meet Xerxes in combat alone. Therefore, you will need a party with a minimum of 2 party members and a maximum of 4.

Oh yeah, you can only form a party and meet Xerxes when you’re in the range of Lv. 55~71.
Since this is in the test server, level does not matter. In the official server, you will have to meet the qualifications.

Let’s go!

[Gotcha! The necklace of Xerxes~ It’s mine!!]

Xerxes is a Lv. 63 boss monster with a HP value of 3,600,000 and it gives 89,000 EXP. Which is great, because when I organized Hob King parties with Lv. 8X players, they got around ~20% each time.
The Hob King party quest gives you 89,000 EXP. It’s great EXP since Xerxes is available for players between Lv. 55~71.

I uploaded a video of the Xerxes battle in the Colosseum. I think I will upload another one when the Henesys BGM is replaced with the real BGM.

[Alternative Link]

In the test server I was able to fight Xerxes more than once.
I will make a tour video of Chryse , when the Henesys BGM is replaced with the original BGM.

By the way, don’t you think the boss looks very similar to this guy? ▼

[Xerxes from the movie ‘300’]

Okay, I defeated Xerxes and stole his necklace. What’s next?  I have to return to Michael in the hideout and give him the necklace.
After having conversations with Michael and Michaella, the elder wants to speak to me.

[A medal! I rescued Chryse!]

[Chryse Savior medal]

When you completed all the quests of Chryse, you will get the medal. What do you think? Is it too much? One thing is sure: it’s the best medal for a Lv. ~60 player.

Chryse. Another theme dungeon for low-leveled players.
There’s more in this patch!

Do you have trouble finding an NPC, a monster or you don’t know where a particular map is? No problem. The World Map and Mini Map have new features!

[A search feature has been added to the World Map]

Instead of clicking the areas to find out more, you can now click one button and a menu with locations will appear. The first location is Victoria Island. If you click on it then the map of Victoria Island will appear.

If you have trouble finding Red Wyverns, then don’t worry because with the new search feature, you’ll find Red Wyverns in no time.
You type in the name of the monster and it will bring you to the map with the dots flashing which indicates the location. ^^
The search feature is not limited to monsters. You can also find NPCs and maps.

If you don’t know which monsters are good for your level for hunting. No problem. You click a button and the search result will be a list of recommended monsters for your level.

Like mini dungeons, you can now see the locations of your favorite boss monsters. I hope they will add more when this hits the official server.

The mini map was improved as well.
You can now expand the mini map for big areas such as Leafre or El Nath.

The second feature is when you hover your cursor on a portal, it will tell you which NPC or monster you can find in the next portal.


The last update in this patch is that all the Master Monsters (Area Bosses) are stronger than before.
A nice addition is that when you’re in a party hunting for Master Monsters, you will gain extra EXP.

– 30% extra bonus EXP for each party member. When you are in a party of six people, the bonus EXP will be 150%!

Three new Master Monsters were added.

– Lv. 57 Snow Witch
– Lv. 94 Bamboo Warrior
– Lv. 134 Lich

These three were first bot catchers, but now they’re Master Monsters.
New quests for these three new Master Monsters were added. I’m excited to complete the Lich quest.

Master Monster changes

– All Master Monsters were given a PDrate and MDrate of 30%. This means your damage is reduced by 30%.
– Physical and Magic damage adjusted.
– Party bonus EXP applies to all Master Monsters.

Lv. 10
HP 1,250 → 6,250
EXP 180 → 850

Lv. 15
HP 2,500 → 12,500
EXP 280 → 1,300

Blue Mushmom
Lv. 18
HP 3250 → 16250
EXP 340 → 1,600

Lv.  20
HP 3,750 → 18,750
EXP 370 → 1,750

Zombie Mushmom
Lv. 23
HP 4,650 → 23,250
EXP 430 → 2,000

Lv. 28
HP 7,200 → 36,000
EXP 570 → 2,650

Lv. 33
HP 12,000 → 60,000
EXP 780 → 3,600

King Clang
Lv. 42
HP 21,000 → 105,000
EXP 780 → 5,150

Snow Witch
Lv. 57
HP 49,000 → 230,000
EXP 2388 → 10,320

Lv. 60
HP 55,000 → 275,000
EXP 1,940 → 9,700

Lv. 63
HP 67,000 → 335,000
EXP 2,480 → 11,100

Lv. 65
HP 75,000 → 375,000
EXP 2,690 → 12,050

Lv. 75
HP 150,000 → 750,000
EXP 4,550 → 20,150

Lv. 78
HP 210,000 → 1,050,000
EXP 6,000 → 26,450

Lv. 80
HP 250,000 → 1,250,000
EXP 6,940 → 30,500

Snack Bar
Lv. 85
HP 350,000 → 1,750,000
EXP  9190 → 40,250

Tae Roon
Lv. 90
HP 450,000 → 2,250,000
EXP 11,300 → 49,500

Bamboo Warrior
Lv. 94
HP 90,000 → 2,650,000
EXP 3684 → 67,920

King Sage Cat
Lv. 97
HP 590,000 → 2,950,000
EXP 14,100 → 61,700

Lv. 102
HP 690,000 → 3,450,000
EXP 16,000 → 69,950

King Centipede
Lv. 108
HP 810,000 → 4,050,000
EXP 18,200 → 79,400

Lv. 122
HP 1,090,000 → 5,450,000
EXP 22,900 → 99,800

Lv. 134
HP 1,600,000 → 7,750,000
EXP 5707 → 160,620

Lv. 145
HP 2,100,000 → 10,500,000
EXP 39,800 → 172,900

Lv. 150
HP 2,350,000 → 11,750,000
EXP 43,700 → 189,750

Lv. 159
HP 3,200,000 → 16,000,000
EXP 57,400 → 249,000

Lv. 168
HP 4,100,000 → 20,500,000
EXP 71,300 → 308,850

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96 Responses to KMST V348 ~ Chryse and world & mini map improvements

  1. Soul says:

    Looks interesting

  2. Nion says:

    Oh wow. This is getting interesting

    Buff guy hiding, what next?

  3. Wadalite says:

    Woah! Cant wait till gms gets that!

  4. StormyTime says:

    Wow i failed in that video…
    I look like a noob in there

  5. NovaNuvaMS says:

    Ian the 3rd legend comming soon :D lol nice maps finally another place

  6. iMeltFaces says:

    The Boss, Xerxes, reminds me of the Greek Legend “Pan.”

    Plays the Flute, and is half goat like the boss.

    Also, the Colosseum is in the background which would mean that it obviously has a Mediterranean theme.

    Also, Greek Columns in the background. Maybe from the Dorian age?

  7. Manaphy says:

    God ! faint ! Nexon i love u?

  8. oooopoooo says:

    this seems like a lvl 100 place i guess.
    ou killed him too easily.

    • Tinker says:

      Actually its a lame area for levels 50-70…you would think there are enough areas for that level group already -__-. Come on nexon give the 110+ players more content already

      • TableCAKE says:

        There aren’t lvl50-lvl70 Dungeon’s, so stop complaining mister fancy pants.
        110+ Already has Neo Tokyo and LHC, LHC is freakinf fast leveling and much fun for partying.
        So stop complaining.

  9. NEXON says:




    • Elpam says:

      need moar info, liked the map, thx.

      Just a bit worried that it might end up like Orbis PQ…

    • kh26 says:

      Spadow will probably update it in a few days like normal
      Chinese: 他一般过几天就会在加东西 :D

    • LycanRage says:

      It’s actually closer to :
      Can I have more information on this place/map?
      I rather like it.
      Thank you.

      Hmmm. Trust me, I’m chinese.

  10. RawVoltage says:

    Nice, I’ve heard it is 50-70. Which sucks. :{
    Oh well, good area to train your low level characters.

  11. Oooooooh sorry for the youtube comments
    Thank you for posting I was confused when I saw this..

    Cool now Maples going total rome

    • someone says:

      maybe greek?
      anyway its lame it is lvl 50-70
      now (after big-bang) we need a high lvls trainig place..

    • Water says:

      Yeah, I believe Nexon will incorporate more Roman or Greek themes into MapleStory.

      But it won’t be completely “Greek-themed”, as MapleStory has always had pieces of various cultures. Such as the Middle Eastern-themed Ariant, the Shakespearean-themed Magatia, the Hawaiian-themed Florina Beach, the Chinese-themed Mu Lung, and the Korean-themed Folk Town. Even the Japanese-themed Zipangu would count, although it is part of the World Tour.

      Orbis has always had a Greek-themed. If you looked at the signs of Orbis near its “airport”. There, they have “Orbis” written in Greek, or at least in Greek letters. Other various signs in Orbis feature Greek writing as well, much to my delight.

      So while I would not expect MapleStory to go under a complete Greek or Roman theme, they will add more aspects of the culture, which is very exciting. :)

  12. Alilatias says:

    The third legend has to be linked to this place somehow. Of course it won’t be the starting town for the third legend, I’m talking about stuff like 2nd job quests. I don’t see why they would make a completely new low level area like this if he/she wasn’t, unless they have expansions planned very soon.

  13. DarkRecon says:

    A Colosseum huh… I’m guessing the name is Orbis Colosseum. Who wants to put money on this?

  14. mune0106 says:

    Lol, for a sec in the video, I thought it was a PvP. I was like “….”

  15. Daraku says:

    Wait… why is the boss called Xerxes. Shouldn’t it be called RAMesses. (bad joke)

    • guy says:

      all jokes a side you are right, that name would be better for him, problam is an egyptian themed pq is already in MS and ramesses was an egyptian king

  16. nubnoobn00b says:

    Doesn’t seem like a boss for your level…..

  17. xxx918 says:

    Wasn’t Xerxes the king of Persia in the movie “300”?

    • ybaby says:

      Yeah Xerxes is the King of Persia who failed to conquer Greek. I wonder what other references MS will leech out of history. Please make something original for once~

      • MM says:

        “leech”? are you serious?
        do you realize how much original stuff nexon has made? and here you are saying “make something original for once”. i mean come on, everyone knows that naming things after awesome people in history is damn cool.

    • Anon says:

      He was a real-life king of Persia, if that’s what you’re asking.

  18. someone says:

    nice spadow
    u killed him too fast

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  21. xDTEH says:

    Umm… The Boss Building looks like rome, On strategywiki it says greece

    • Cobray says:

      lol it’s a wiki, you expect it to be right? I never liked wiki pages, most of the time they’re never reliable sources of info

      • TableCAKE says:

        Files say’s it also, you expect the files are wrong?
        Even southperry say’s it you expect they are wrong?

        • Spadow says:

          In the data files, it’s called “Krease”.

          • somenoob says:

            0-0 lol
            i think i rember mispronouncing greece as kreece when i was a kid XD
            wierd… maybe they are taking events from my life 0-0 lol joking but weird councidence?
            anyway could that just be a english-korean-english again mistake?
            like how ( forgot whihc version) zakum is jakum because of no z instead they use j?

          • LycanRage says:

            Wow. Why not let’s tell Nexon to call it “Grease”!

            Sorry, bad joke.

  22. Devin Delgado ~Chancho~ says:

    What item was that
    That you picked up

  23. Ghost says:

    Damn, I already made a Colosseum-based area in my fan-made city…

  24. Shawn says:

    Spadow I’ve been trying to contact you for a question I’ve been dying to know. Hopefully you read this and can provide some insight on this.

    Post Big-Bang is it possible to stack both combat orders and +2 all skills stat on helmets for a +34 skill?

    Thanks for reading and hoping for a response !


  25. Awww that level range sucks…well it still looks nice and I KNEW IT!
    The ram on the thing did make me think of 300…Nice

  26. ButtFkinAllDay says:

    niceeeeeeee okaaaaaaaaaaaay

  27. Axxez says:

    Nice update! Cool. LOL at the guy spreading arms.

  28. Yaieo says:

    It seems so interesting! Uncle Ericsson has the new job~

  29. Dootz Dootz Dootz says:

    Hey Spadow, your Cash Shop gun looks cool.

  30. Sinex says:

    Greece has their colosseums for plays and readings and such Rome had their for gladiator matches, and Rome has major influence from Greece, especially architecture.

  31. Mana says:

    Hey Spadow, do you happen to know the 20/30W.A.from Transformation/Super Transformation stack with W.A. from Energy Charge and W.A. from Rage/Bless/Cider?
    Thank you in advance.

  32. roro says:

    you know Xerxes was originally called Ahashverosh(to seperate the dual letter sounds: a-h-a-sh-v-e-r-o-sh) for some reason at the time it reached the english language it was transformed to xerxes because of cultural and language barriers.
    wierd huh?

  33. StyleZ says:

    Are you able to redo the boss?Or is it only a one time fight o.o

  34. Alexander says:

    Spadow can you review on the latest updates on Dragon Nest ? the T3 ?

  35. andooz says:

    whats the stats on the necklace?

  36. Cambini says:

    Welcome back Spadow and good job on the update

  37. Egimald says:

    =O I’m really liking the minimap and worldmap additions~

    And the changes to the area bosses are pretty cool too =] makes it more worth it to go after em all.

  38. bobas says:

    Hi Bobas here i play GMS and mushmom is lv 60 it cant go to 15 and blue mushmom lv 90 ITS LV 18 wtf and wat i really really really really need to know is do they still drop Ilbies

  39. Ghost says:

    The bosses are 150% harder to beat now, hopefully this won’t come into play for GMS in December. I would really like to see Nexon make a similar theme dungeon that takes place in the underworld, Hades would be a perfect boss for this area.

  40. Luxeraph says:

    Well I guess those NPCs are that big due to the fact their gods, if it is like that maybe theres change we get to fight more gods or god pets since that what pink bean (iirc) and elliza are.

  41. oooopoooo says:

    can i ask what exactly is teh story line, or lore of this place?

  42. RawVoltage says:

    Awesome update on area bosses! More of a challenge now :}

  43. Jo says:

    The update towards area bosses is fantastic. They’re roughly 5X harder. I love it. Plus the new themed dungeon looks interesting. I wonder if these themed dungeons will all tie together somehow..

  44. Wisdom says:

    So is this similar to the Mushroom Kingdom, just for higher levels?

    And you get the medal the same way as the MK one? (completing every single quest)

  45. Freeman says:

    So, does this mean after the patch, Dojo party=best place to grind?

  46. Entrust says:

    “Master Monsters were given a PDrate and MDrate of 30%. This means your damage is reduced by 30%.”

    Does this mean boss dmg 30% potential would be useless O_O?!

  47. PiplupPwnzor says:

    Man, hunting Timer and Seruf is annoying enough in GMS now thanks to their buffs, plus now their gonna be higher level and tons more HP…

  48. thisorthat27 says:

    where do lower levels train on now. i mean like 10-50 what do you train on?

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