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  1. Lucks

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    Hi everyone! I'm Peter (IronIce / Lucks) and this is the Ironman 101 Guide for MapleSaga. Enjoy!

    What is Ironman? A game mode within MapleSaga that is entirely based on self-sufficiency. In other words:
    - No parties and therefore no Party Quests
    - No trading with players (this includes their merchants in the Free Market)
    - No looting drops other than your own
    - No access to your storage, Gachapon, VIP dungeons, and Miu Miu's traveling store

    Why Ironman? See this as playing MapleSaga but in hard-mode. It's a fun way to put your maple knowledge to the test and challenge yourself without relying on the help of other players. There's no pay-to-win, only play-to-win.



    Getting Started
    To start the Ironman Challenge, create a character and head over to the Amherst Weapon Store. Once inside, you will need to find the Broken Iron Fragment hidden inside a box. The box is located in the top-right corner, behind the roof and pipes. Refer to the images below:

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    Once the Broken Iron Fragment is in your inventory, you can leave Maple Island and begin your Ironman adventures!



    The Grind

    As mentioned before, this game mode is all about self-sufficiency so looting everything is pertinent. I suggest you get a pet to join you on your adventures. Start by hunting for weapons, equips, scrolls, potions, etc. and refer to the MapleSaga library (HERE) to see which mobs drop your desired items. Quests can also be extremely helpful when it comes to obtaining specific scrolls and weapons, so be sure to utilize them as well.

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    Raiding

    Unlike normal raids where parties gather up and talk to the raid NPC, the Ironman has to be summoned. Before this can happen, the Ironman has to meet level requirements for the raid (Ex. Level 150 for Horntail) and be waiting outside. The raid host (or any party leader) then has to invite the Ironman by saying "we summon (your IGN)" in all chat and then the Ironman can talk to the corresponding NPC to enter. Once an Ironman joins a raid, there will be one additional badge dropped at the end. It is highly suggested that the Ironman mules outside until the raid is done if they don't have any prior raiding experience. Every raid can only have a maximum of one Ironman summoned.

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    Once a badge is redeemed, you will receive the corresponding coin (Ex. Hades Coin from Horntail) which you can then exchange for rewards.

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    Here is the comprehensive list of items exchangeable for reward coins: (Note that the stats of items are randomized so you may likely need to make multiple exchanges to receive your desired stat.)

    Artemis Coin - Papulatus & Pianus Raid
    [Mastery Book] Rush 30: 10 Artemis Coin

    [Mastery Book] Advanced Combo Attack 20: 10 Artemis Coin
    [Mastery Book] Divine Charge 20: 5 Artemis Coin
    [Mastery Book] Holy Shield 20: 5 Artemis Coin
    [Mastery Book] Elquines 20: 5 Artemis Coin
    [Mastery Book] Ice Demon 30: 10 Artemis Coin
    [Mastery Book] Ifrit 20: 5 Artemis Coin
    [Mastery Book] Sharp Eyes 20: 10 Artemis Coin
    [Mastery Book] Dragon's Breath 30: 5 Artemis Coin
    [Mastery Book] Hamstring Shot 30: 10 Artemis Coin
    [Mastery Book] Blind 30: 10 Artemis Coin
    [Mastery Book] Venomous Star/Venomous Stab 20: 5 Artemis Coin
    [Mastery Book] Taunt 20: 5 Artemis Coin
    [Mastery Book] Ninja Ambush 30: 10 Artemis Coin
    [Mastery Book] Ninja Storm 20: 5 Artemis Coin
    [Mastery Book] Dragon Strike 30: 5 Artemis Coin
    [Mastery Book] Energy Orb 30: 10 Artemis Coin
    [Mastery Book] Demolition 30: 5 Artemis Coin
    [Mastery Book] Snatch 30: 10 Artemis Coin
    [Mastery Book] Elemental Boost 20: 5 Artemis Coin
    [Mastery Book] Battleship Torpedo 30: 10 Artemis Coin
    [Mastery Book] Bullseye 20: 5 Artemis Coin
    [Mastery Book] Monster Magnet 30: 10 Artemis Coin
    [Mastery Book] Power Stance 20: 5 Artemis Coin
    [Mastery Book] Brandish 20: 10 Artemis Coin
    [Mastery Book] Guardian 30: 5 Artemis Coin
    [Mastery Book] Holy Charge 20: 5 Artemis Coin
    [Mastery Book] Mana Reflection 30: 10 Artemis Coin
    [Mastery Book] Big Bang 30: 10 Artemis Coin
    [Mastery Book] Infinity 20: 5 Artemis Coin
    [Mastery Book] Infinity 30: 10 Artemis Coin
    [Mastery Book] Fire Demon 30: 10 Artemis Coin
    [Mastery Book] Bow Expert 20: 5 Artemis Coin
    [Mastery Book] Phoenix 30: 10 Artemis Coin
    [Mastery Book] Marksman Boost 20: 5 Artemis Coin
    [Mastery Book] Piercing Arrow 30: 10 Artemis Coin
    [Mastery Book] Frostprey 20: 5 Artemis Coin
    [Mastery Book] Shadow Shifter 30: 10 Artemis Coin
    [Mastery Book] Shadow Claw 30: 10 Artemis Coin
    [Mastery Book] Boomerang Step 30: 5 Artemis Coin
    [Mastery Book] Super Transformation 20: 5 Artemis Coin
    [Mastery Book] Snatch 20: 5 Artemis Coin
    [Mastery Book] Wrath of the Octopi 20: 5 Artemis Coin
    [Mastery Book] Rapid Fire 20: 5 Artemis Coin
    [Mastery Book] Hypnotize 20: 5 Artemis Coin


    Hera Coin - Zakum & Scarga Raid
    [Mastery Book] Power Stance 30: 3 Hera Coin

    [Mastery Book] Heaven's Hammer 20: 6 Hera Coin
    [Mastery Book] Paralyze 20: 3 Hera Coin
    [Mastery Book] Chain Lightning 20: 3 Hera Coin
    [Mastery Book] Blizzard 20: 6 Hera Coin
    [Mastery Book] Genesis 20: 6 Hera Coin
    [Mastery Book] Sharp Eyes 30: 6 Hera Coin
    [Mastery Book] Bow Expert 30: 3 Hera Coin
    [Mastery Book] Hurricane 20: 6 Hera Coin
    [Mastery Book] Marksman Boost 30: 3 Hera Coin
    [Mastery Book] Snipe 20: 6 Hera Coin
    [Mastery Book] Venomous Star/Venomous Stab 30: 3 Hera Coin
    [Mastery Book] Smokescreen 20: 3 Hera Coin
    [Mastery Book] Barrage 20: 6 Hera Coin
    [Mastery Book] Achilles 30: 3 Hera Coin
    [Mastery Book] Blast 20: 6 Hera Coin
    [Mastery Book] Enrage 20: 3 Hera Coin
    [Mastery Book] Berserk 20: 6 Hera Coin
    [Mastery Book] Holy Shield 30: 3 Hera Coin
    [Mastery Book] Meteor Shower 20: 6 Hera Coin
    [Mastery Book] Angel Ray 20: 3 Hera Coin
    [Mastery Book] Concentrate 20: 3 Hera Coin
    [Mastery Book] Triple Throw 20: 6 Hera Coin
    [Mastery Book] Assassinate 20: 6 Hera Coin
    [Mastery Book] Time Leap 20: 3 Hera Coin
    [Mastery Book] Air Strike 20: 6 Hera Coin
    [Mastery Book] Rapid Fire 30: 6 Hera Coin
    [Mastery Book] Battleship Cannon 20: 6 Hera Coin


    Apollo Coin - The Boss Raid
    Frontier Battle Helm: 4 Apollo Coin
    Frontier Mage Helm: 4 Apollo Coin
    Frontier Sentinel Helm: 4 Apollo Coin
    Frontier Chaser Helm: 4 Apollo Coin
    Frontier Skipper Helm: 4 Apollo Coin
    Frontier Battle Boots: 4 Apollo Coin
    Frontier Mage Boots: 4 Apollo Coin
    Frontier Sentinel Boots: 4 Apollo Coin
    Frontier Chaser Boots: 4 Apollo Coin
    Frontier Skipper Boots: 4 Apollo Coin
    Frontier Battle Hands: 4 Apollo Coin
    Frontier Mage Hands: 4 Apollo Coin
    Frontier Sentinel Hands: 4 Apollo Coin
    Frontier Chaser Hands: 4 Apollo Coin
    Frontier Skipper Hands: 4 Apollo Coin
    [Mastery Book] Enrage 30: 15 Apollo Coin
    [Mastery Book] Heaven's Hammer 30: 7 Apollo Coin
    [Mastery Book] Paralyze 30: 15 Apollo Coin
    [Mastery Book] Chain Lightning 30: 15 Apollo Coin
    [Mastery Book] Elquines 30: 7 Apollo Coin
    [Mastery Book] Ifrit 30: 7 Apollo Coin
    [Mastery Book] Angel Ray 30: 15 Apollo Coin
    [Mastery Book] Concentrate 30: 15 Apollo Coin
    [Mastery Book] Frostprey 30: 7 Apollo Coin
    [Mastery Book] Taunt 30: 7 Apollo Coin
    [Mastery Book] Ninja Storm 30: 7 Apollo Coin
    [Mastery Book] Smokescreen 30: 7 Apollo Coin
    [Mastery Book] Time Leap 30: 7 Apollo Coin
    [Mastery Book] Elemental Boost 30: 7 Apollo Coin
    [Mastery Book] Air Strike 30: 7 Apollo Coin



    Hades Coin - Horntail Raid
    Frontier Battle Suit: 6 Hades Coin
    Frontier Mage Suit: 6 Hades Coin
    Frontier Sentinel Suit: 6 Hades Coin
    Frontier Chaser Suit: 6 Hades Coin
    Frontier Skipper Suit: 6 Hades Coin
    Frontier Battle Cape: 6 Hades Coin
    Frontier Mage Cape: 6 Hades Coin
    Frontier Sentinel Cape: 6 Hades Coin
    Frontier Chaser Cape: 6 Hades Coin
    Frontier Skipper Cape: 6 Hades Coin
    [Mastery Book] Blast 30: 3 Hades Coin
    [Mastery Book] Meteor Shower 30: 3 Hades Coin
    [Mastery Book] Genesis 30: 5 Hades Coin
    [Mastery Book] Hurricane 30: 3 Hades Coin
    [Mastery Book] Snipe 30: 3 Hades Coin
    [Mastery Book] Maple Warrior 20: 9 Hades Coin
    [Mastery Book] Barrage 30: 3 Hades Coin



    Zeus Coin - Castellan Toad Raid
    Pensalir Battle Mail: 5 Zeus Coin
    Pensalir Mage Robe: 5 Zeus Coin
    Pensalir Sentinel Suit: 5 Zeus Coin
    Pensalir Chaser Armor: 5 Zeus Coin
    Pensalir Skipper Coat: 5 Zeus Coin
    Pensalir Battle Cape: 5 Zeus Coin
    Pensalir Battle Cape: 5 Zeus Coin
    Pensalir Mage Cape: 5 Zeus Coin
    Pensalir Mage Cape: 5 Zeus Coin
    Pensalir Sentinel Cape: 5 Zeus Coin
    Pensalir Sentinel Cape: 5 Zeus Coin
    Pensalir Chaser Cape: 5 Zeus Coin
    Pensalir Chaser Cape: 5 Zeus Coin
    Pensalir Skipper Cape: 5 Zeus Coin
    Pensalir Skipper Cape: 5 Zeus Coin
    Firestorm: 5 Zeus Coin
    Iceblitz: 5 Zeus Coin
    [Mastery Book] Advanced Combo Attack 30: 3 Zeus Coin
    [Mastery Book] Brandish 30: 5 Zeus Coin
    [Mastery Book] Berserk 30: 3 Zeus Coin
    [Mastery Book] Blizzard 30: 3 Zeus Coin
    [Mastery Book] Triple Throw 30: 5 Zeus Coin
    [Mastery Book] Assassinate 30: 3 Zeus Coin
    [Mastery Book] Battleship Cannon 30: 3 Zeus Coin



    Ares Coin - Chaos Zakum Raid
    Pensalir Battle Boots: 3 Ares Coin
    Pensalir Mage Boots: 3 Ares Coin
    Pensalir Sentinel Boots: 3 Ares Coin
    Pensalir Chaser Boots: 3 Ares Coin
    Pensalir Skipper Boots: 3 Ares Coin
    Pensalir Battle Gloves: 3 Ares Coin
    Pensalir Mage Gloves: 3 Ares Coin
    Pensalir Sentinel Gloves: 3 Ares Coin
    Pensalir Chaser Gloves: 3 Ares Coin
    Pensalir Skipper Gloves: 3 Ares Coin
    Nimbus Sword: 6 Ares Coin
    Axe of a Thousand Blades: 6 Ares Coin
    Golden Slice: 6 Ares Coin
    Execution Blade: 6 Ares Coin
    Weeping Spirit Sword: 6 Ares Coin
    Smoldering Spirit Axe: 6 Ares Coin
    Mace of Ruin: 6 Ares Coin
    Final Wind: 6 Ares Coin
    Pelting Rain: 6 Ares Coin
    Soul Expansion Bow: 6 Ares Coin
    Mind Expansion Bow: 6 Ares Coin
    Fist of Malice: 6 Ares Coin
    Bloodstained Quaker: 6 Ares Coin
    Baleful Blaster: 6 Ares Coin


    Miscellaneous:
    Medals:
    - Beginner Ironman: Reaching level 10 on an Ironman character
    - Junior Ironman: Reaching level 30
    - Veteran Ironman: Reaching level 70
    - Superior Ironman: Reaching level 120
    - Master Ironman: Reaching level 180 (You will unlock +2 All Stats to Prestige once you obtain this medal)

    Things to Note:
    - Spend 50 Million mesos to receive random chairs via Gachapon in FM (untradable)
    - Utilize VIP teleport rocks to get from places (Ex. NLC to repot)
    - See your progress amongst others - rankings can be accessed here: https://maplesaga.com/ironman-rankings



    Frequently Asked Questions:

    Can the IM interact with other players? As far as chatting goes, yes.
    Can the IM attend GM events and Guild Wars? Yes.
    Can 2x coupons be used? Yes.
    Can the IM equip NX? Yes.
    Can I raid on one character and mule Ironman on another on the same account? Yes. However, you cannot be the party leader as you have to be logged onto your Ironman before you are summoned.
    Can IM participate in RM raids? Yes, but only for fame and exp. No rewards.
    How many IMs can join any one raid? One.
    What happens when an IM joins a raid? One additional badge will drop.
    Does the IM have to be summoned before the boss is spawned? No. The IM can be summoned and also enter the raid at any point BEFORE the boss dies.
    Can IMs get married? As of now, no since marriage requires characters to form a party and IMs cannot form parties.


    Feel free to post your questions/comments below and I'll update the guide accordingly.

    Good luck grinding!

    Cheers,
    Peter
     
    #1 Lucks, Jan 17, 2019
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    If only this forum post was made sooner. Hahaha!

    Amazing guide! Also, thanks for helping me figure this out yesterday!
     
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    serious, what level is your ironman now?! @Jaymie@Jaymie
     
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    It hasn't left maple island yet... HAHAH :f14:
     
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    i was wondering if the character for iron reaches 200, will we get to play as a normal man? LOL
     
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    Ironman Coin Shop prices added.
     
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    Updated FAQs with recently asked questions.
     
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    Thanks for the guide. Some quick questions:

    What is the endgame equipment set a+I weapon usually used by an Ironman?

    Do Ironman need washing since they can't party for Hyper Body?

    How do I get NX? I want to buy 2x cards to train but voting only gives the dungeon pass thing that I can't use as an Ironman.

    Thanks.
     
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    You use nx cash you get from voting to buy 2x exp ticket in cash shop. It’s 2k nx I believe.

    Which Ironman do you want to play? You can’t go full wash as Ironman and also you won’t be able to get funds to wash out. Maybe... the most you can do is perhaps wash a dark knight, but even that will still be quite tough( you need to earn 200m+ just for washing the Ironman)
     
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    I am an assassin trying to plan my endgame equipments and also uncertain how to wash on an ironman and how much INT I need + how much HP I need / what equips and weps are the endgame for me?
     
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    You can’t really wash an assasin in Ironman
     
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    what i can suggest if you want the hp, get from mount? or scrolling a set of HP equipments helps (doesnt really help LOL).
     
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    I'm sorry but I don't really see the point to wash an IM.
    Monsters won't kill you unless you have no more pots or if you try to kill the area bosses like Big Foot, Anego, Kacchu)
    But again, I don't even see the point doing these as an assassin, since you won't have any extra buffs, like SE (Sharp Eyes), or MW20/30 (Maple Warrior) it will take forever.
    Maybe doing raids? I never saw any IM doing a raid, they come in, log off and then, log in at the end, to take up the badge.
    True
    If you wash = using INT gear, adding INT stat. Which means you will legit do 0 DMG (or almost 0). Since you can't be in a party as an IM, you can't be leeched...
    So you can get a Mount HP BUFF with the Pirate Treasure doing PPQ (Pirate Party Quest) or from buying the items in the Free Market (Players Store).
    Since you are an IM (IronMan) you can't either do PPQ and buying items in the Free Market. I assume PPQ requires a Party, which you're not able to have/make so you can't have this ETC... and as Lucks said
    I guess that is the best suggestion


    Here the guide of the Mount HP Buff if you're interested for another character : https://forums.maplesaga.com/index.php?threads/mount-hp.11628/

    Conclusion:
    You can't wash an IM and IMO it would be a waste of mesos (and it's pointless).
    You can still play an assassin, I do not see any problems with being unwashed.

    Hope it helped, have fun
     
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    1) Thanks. It sounds like my only hope would be HP scrolled equips since I can't PQ correct?

    2) What sort of content am I locked out of as an Unwashed Ironman Assassin that I otherwise would've been able to try out as a Washed Normal Assassin?
     
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    You're welcome, yes it's correct you can't do PQs:
    Can't also get married and have a friendship ring since you need to be in a party. (which both have a HP Buff available, here the guide: https://forums.maplesaga.com/index.php?threads/crush-friendship-ring-hp.11639/)
    Area Bosses should be hell to kill (since no extra buffs) + you can't survive to Anego (Female Boss) Slap and Big Foot/Kacchu Body touch/Magic Attack, can't get leech, can't tank magic of some bosses until you're very high level (i.e Castellan Toad, Chaos Zakum deals like +/- 10k Magic, of course the body deals more but just don't touch the body) and you would be raiding without any buffs...-sad-
    I think that's all haha, well IronMan is the "hardcore" mode as Lucks said previously.
    If anyone got more ideas, feel free to share, thx
     
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    basically i think ironman can only grind monster to level. bosses are just meant for you to be summon in and get those coin to exchange a little items you can get.
     
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    Thank you GMSeule for being so helpful. ^_^
     
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    HAHAHA WELCOME BACK I GUESS :)
     
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    Thread has been updated for clarity in certain areas & FAQs.
     
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