Hello, I've been playing Maplestory on and off for years. I generally never tried particularly hard, and I always kept to my self ingame for the most part. But as a consequence I'm incredibly uneducated about the game as a whole except for the basics. But one thing I wish to know is what equipment should I strive for to be better at the game? I dont wish to have perfect potential equips but I definitely want to be able to hold my own and be able to dish out more damage as I progress through the game. And for the longest time I've just been using a 9th anniversary weapon and the 10th anniversary saint equips. But I feel like I'm incredibly outclassed and I want to know what equipment I should try and get so I can handle higher level monsters better?
I am a level 159 Kaiser and these are my equips.Writing down every stat boost and potential takes way too much time, but if someone asks I guess I'll write them down??
Since cubes and the such cost nx, I will also say I don't typically buy nx very often.
This is what I'd recommend for you, based on my estimation of your funds.
You're going to need to level up a bit more.
Hat: Royal Warrior Helm (Level requirement: 150) Purchase this item from the Free Market.
Top: Eagle Eye Warrior Armor (Level requirement: 150) Purchase this item from the Free Market.
Bottom: Trixter Wanderer Pants (Level requirement: 150) Purchase this item from the Free Market.
Weapon: Fafnir Penitent Tears (Level requirement: 150) Purchase this item from the Free Market.
Totems: Just do events
Rings: Superior/Reinforced/Solid/Cracked Gollux Rings (Level requirement: 150/140/130/120) Purchase these items with Gollux Coins.
Pendant: Reinforced Engraved Gollux Pendant (Level requirement: 140) Purchase this item from the Free Market, or kill Gollux on hard mode.
Reinforced Engraved Gollux Belt (Level requirement: 140) Purchase this item from the Free Market, or kill Gollux on hard mode.
Earrings: Reinforced Gollux Earrings (Level requirement: 140) Purchase this item with Gollux Coins.
Face Accessory: Sweetwater Tattoo (Level requirement: 160) Purchase this item with Denaros.
Eye Accessory: Sweetwater Glasses (Level requirement: 160) Purchase this item with Denaros.
Glove: Dimension Gloves or High Quality Dimension Gloves
-stopped writing halfway through out of laziness-
I would do Heizan dungeon first for the Hayato Shoulder/Kanna Ring/Ayame Belt, the three have a nice set effect.
After that, the questline for a Ghost Exorcist Badge (the only badge that can have potential)
Then work on Gollux prequests and farm/kill whatever mode you are able to kill for the Gollux Coins, and Commerci prequests.
Missed a lot of things because I'm a lazy bum, but that should be enough to work on for now.