[v204] Rien's COMPLETE Leveling Guide [1 to 275] - [P0 to P100]

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[v204] Rien's COMPLETE Leveling Guide
[1 to 275] - [P0 to P100]


Revision 19 (Aries v204)
Updated for Paragon 2.0!
Updated for Level Cap Increase to 275!
Please Check Quick Tips Section!
Welcome to Xenforo, AriesMS!


+ Updated Guide for Market Inflation
+ Updated Quick Funding Guide
+ Updated Leeching/Payment Tips
+ Updated PB and CHorntail Ranges
+ Updated Evolution Lab Level to 210
+ Updated eArcana Level to 255+ (and other modifications)
+ Updated Credits (Thanks Eatos and PettyPy)

Welcome to my leveling/training guide!
This guide is mainly aimed towards a new player just starting or veterans alike.
It goes through the leveling process I currently do, and when I first started.
Don't feel intimidated by the amount of info in this guide. It is quite simple.
Make sure to read each section carefully for any good info.
Again, please note that this guide is good for both unfunded and funded players!
Enjoy!


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Quick Tips and Information

Note: I do not know if runes have the exact mechanics here as they do in GMS, so this will be brief and relevant to leveling.
All Runes give a 100% bonus EXP buff as well as their respective abilities. Use them every chance you get while leveling.
Voting here gives you "Vote Points", which can be used to purchase experience buffs.
Go to the Free Market and talk to "Cygnus" to buy the 4-hour 2x experience buff for VP.
Grab the same link skills as you would in GMS for training. Mainly the following for experience...
Mercedes: Exp Rate Boost for Training Level 1-250
Aran: Permanently increases Combo Kill or EXP gain
Evan: Increases Rune duration
Channels 11 to 15 are all Elite Channels. They have much harder mobs, which give more experience, and different rewards.
Throughout leveling, AriesMS rewards you with different experience buffs and items, use the experience buffs given while training.
I add certain bosses to this guide for extremely quick leveling. Here's the current list...
Zakum (Normal) - From level 125 you can probably make it to level 140 in 2 runs with exp buffs.
Horntail (Chaos) - From level 160 you can make it close to 200 in 2 runs with exp buffs.
Pink Bean (Normal) - From level 160 you can make it close to 200 in 2 runs with exp buffs.
Here's a quick funding guide to get you started on being able to train in higher level areas.
Donation Points can be bought for BTC (Bitcoin) from the main AriesMS website, and then sold for meso. Rates fluctuate often.
Perfect Bonus Potential Stamp is gotten at level 190 as a reward. You can sell this item for about 2.1-2.2b meso.
Cubes can be sold for meso, red cubes currently sell for around 600m a stack.
NX can be sold for meso, rates are currently 1:6.
Reward Points can be sold for items within the Cash Shop. Namely Violet Cubes, which are currently selling for around 2.1b each.
Monster Park is a fantastic way to gain meso. You will want to have about 400-500% drop rate for the coins inside which can be used to buy a variety of "boxes" that sell for meso.
Vote Points can be gained by using the @vote command, and then can be sold for a stable 100m each. Note that you cannot trade the points, you have to trade the item bought with the points.
NX Gear(s) and Vanity can be gotten from the Cash Shop, only try to sell perm nx equips from SSBs (Suprise Style Boxes).
Ghost Ship Exorcist Badge can be gotten from a quest-line and used at level 150. This is a 1st tier equip (end-game).
Krexel Pauldron can be gotten from a quest-line and used at level 160. This is a 2nd tier equip.
Japanese Gear(s) can be crafted or gotten from Madman Ranmaru. These are 2nd tier equips.
Secondaries can be bought from the Auction House.
Chaos Root Abyss equips can be bought from the Auction House or farmed from the CRA Bosses. These are 1st tier equips (end-game, not including weapon).
Gollux Gear(s) are 1st tier equips (end-game, excluding belt and cracked), and can be aquired from gollux shop (coins)/auction house.
Android and Heart can be aquired from Auction House or from the rewards shop for reward coins.

This will not include tutorials on how to get everything. There are different guides for that. This is simply a list of easy to get equips for beginners.
There are commands that you can use in-game to look at certain stats, and do certain things.
@help - shows the list of currently able to use commands
@ea - if you are unable to talk to npcs or do most actions in-game.
@check - to check stats such as drop/meso rate, along with attack speed, paragon levels, etc.
@vote - redirects you to the gtop100 voting page where you can vote for vote points.
@map - check the owner of the current map/who was there first.

These are the important commands relating to this guide.
You mainly pay for leeches in the following ways...
- Fame (Fame the person leeching you)
- Meso (For a specific rate per level or a flat rate)
- Friends (Just get a friend to leech you, because they're good people)
- Lv. 190 Stamp (The stamp you get at Level 190 sells for around 2b and is good payment between 100-200)

I do not ever recommend asking for a leech for free, even from a friend. They are doing work, therefore they should get paid for their work.
Begging for a leech is what scum does anyways...
Here is a list of essential items while leveling...
- 2x Experience Coupon(s) - Bought from VP Shop
- Miu Miu the Travelling Merchant - For buying Master Books, Power Elixers, and Teleport Rocks
- Fast Learner Coupon(s) - Bought from Coin Shop or from Auction House
- Pet - Have your pet collecting coins, maple leaves, cubes, potential scrolls, etc.
Paragon has been changed, and with that comes new information!
After Paragon 50, experience boosters do absolutely nothing.
If you're in a party, make sure your party members are either 5 levels above, or 5 levels below you.
These are the deep inner workings of the game (a lot of math and whatnot), there's to many to list here, so here is a link...
https://strategywiki.org/wiki/MapleStory/Formulas
Training at maps with mobs higher than 10 levels above yours is going to be difficult if your character is not funded.
Please take this into consideration when choosing where to train!

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Levels 0 to 10
(Tutorial)

Do the tutorial/required quests for your job, or it will just start you off at level 10...

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Levels 10 to 30
(Red Golems)

Quick Move
> Taxi > Henesys
Monster Health Points:
350
From here, make your way to "Golem's Temple: Golem's Temple Entrance" (can be found on the map)
After you are there, make your way to "Golem's Temple 3" (second to the top portal)
One you are here, kill "Flaming Mixed Golems" until you are LEVEL 30 (should be very fast)


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Levels 30 to 80
(Elite Red Golems/Elite Blue Golems)

Monster Health Points:
1000+
At this point, you are already at Red Golems
Channels 11 to 15 are ELITE channels
Switch to one of the elite channels, and start grinding until about level 80
If you cannot find a free map, switch over to elite blue golems (they give 'about' the same exp)



Elite Blue Golems Method...(30-80)
Recommended Range:
1000+
This is the alternative to Elite Red Golems
Slightly less experience, but still good


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Levels 50 to 80
(Copper Drakes)

Quick Move
> Taxi > Sleepywood
Recommended Range:
1000+
This is an alternative to Elite Red and Blue Golems.
Go here if the maps are full. Stay here until 80.


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Levels 80 to 100
(Roids)

Quick Move
> Taxi > Magatia
Recommended Range:
1000+
Head over to "Magatia: Alcadno Society"
Once you are in "Alcadno Research Institute", make you way over to "Lab - Area C-1"
It might be difficult to kill these..good thing there are platforms you can attack on without them hitting you, right?
Make sure you are NOT in a ELITE channel! (11-15)


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Levels 100 to 125/130
(Aliens aka ABC)

Quick Move
> Boat > Alien Base Corridor 3
Recommended Range:
5000+
I personally like ABC 4, 5 and 6, you can choose whichever you want

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Levels 130 to 140
(Pirates)

Quick Move
> Party Play > Herb Town
Recommended Range:
3500+
Make your way over to Red-Nose Pirate Den 1
You can train on the whole ship for good experience, not just this one map


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Levels 125 to 160
(Elite LHC Leech - GPQ - Zakum)

Elite LHC Leech Method...(125-160)
Quick Move
> Boat > Desolate Moor
Recommended Range:
N/A (Leech)
Head right two maps to the elite crocs, find a safe platform/rope
From here, find a leech, make sure to be running 2x experience coupon for this
Leeches usually only cost fame, but you can also pay in meso if you want



GPQ Method...(125-160)
Quick Move
> Dimensional Mirror > Ghost Park
Recommended Range:
10,000+
From here, go in the portal on the right, you can run GPQ until you are level 160 easily
Make sure you are running 2x experience here as well

Note: You cannot use potions and/or use items within the PQ.


Normal Zakum Method...(125-130/140)
Maple User List (Hotkey "P" on Basic Layout)
> Boss > Zakum > Etc...
Recommended Range:
30k+
You should know how to run Zakum, if not, look up another tutorial on that
Make sure you are running NORMAL Zakum
You CANNOT make it to level 160 on two Zakum runs with 2x and fast learner
This is ONLY for extremely quick leveling from 125-130/140


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Levels 140 to 160
(eSkelegon Leech)

Leafre
> Nest of a Dead Dragon
Recommended Range:
N/A (Leech)
This method is faster than eLHC.
This is a leech method.

*IMAGE*

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Levels 157 to 190
(eKerning Tower Leech)

Kerning Tower
> 6F Hair Salons (4)
Recommended Range: N/A (Leech)
You will need to do an annoying prequest to get here. Or teleport to someone with access.
This is a leech method.

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Levels 160 to 210
(Evo Lab - Chaos Horntail - Pink Bean)

Note: Evolution Lab requires a short easy pre-quest to gain access, please refer to a different guide for instructions
Quick Move > Dimensional Mirror > Evolving System
Recommended Range:
N/A (Scales)
You'll want to run evo lab with 2x, fast learner, and 30% mob population to have optimal experience gains
Tip: Run link 3, it has really good mob grouping...not great if you're not a mobile job...
Recommended to use a Kanna after 200!



Chaos Horntail Method...(160-200)
Boss Menu
> "Horntail" > Chaos Mode
Recommended Range:
~150k+
This is a good way of getting a lot of levels quick in-between 160 and 200. If you have the range.
You can do this boss twice a day.



Pink Bean Method...(160-200)
Boss Menu
> Pink Bean
Recommended Range:
~200k+
Same as horntail, quick leveling from 160 to 200.
You can do this boss twice a day.


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~ Lv. 250/P100 ~

Levels 200 to 210
(Vanishing Journey or Monster Park)

Vanishing Journey Method...(200-210)
Maple Guide
> Nameless Town
Recommended Range:
500k+
Get levels here while doing VJ Quests for 5th job.
Make sure to be running experience coupons.



Monster Park Method...(200-210)
Quick Move
> Monster Park
Recommended Range:
100k+
Get levels here while funding your character.
Will want to be running 2x drop and 2x exp, along with some drop gear, just to profit while leveling.


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Levels 210 to 230
(eFES2 or Elite FH/FP)

eFES2 Method...(210-230)
Quick Move
> Boat > Tribal Refugee Camp
Recommended Range:
8m-10m+
Make your way to eFES2 from REC...
Really popular training map, will need a bit of range though, or a leech. Elite channel yet again.



Elite FH/FP Method...(210-230)
Quick Move
> Boat > Frozen Past
Recommended Range:
2m-5m+
Make your way to Future Henesys and/or Future Perion through the Temple of Time gates...
Will need to be in elite channels to gain good experience.
Don’t need as much range as FES2.


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Levels 220 to 230
(eSkyline-1)

Quick Move
> Taxi > Haven > Skyline 1
Recommended Range:
WIP
This is a good place to train from 220 to 230.
Need some good range to train here. Make sure to be farming at MP for gear funds.


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Levels 230 to 240
(Elite USC - Upper Stem Crossroad)

Sleepywood > Dark World Tree > Upper Stem Crossroad
Recommended Range:
WIP
Will need to be geared up to train here efficiently.

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Levels 160 to 250
(DIPQ)

Quick Move
> Dimensional Mirror > Dimension Invasion
Recommended Range:
N/A (Scales)
Demon Invasion Party Quest is good until 250…
You can run this five times a day.
Make sure to run this with 2x experience coupon and fast learner.


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Levels 245 to 250
(eApples)

Chu-Chu Island
> Slurpy Forest > Dealie-Bobber Forest 1
Recommended Range:
WIP
Insanely good training map, and very popular.

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Levels 255+
(eArcana)

Arcane River
> Arcana
Recommended Range:
3T+ DPM
Recommended Arcane Force: 540+ AF
Stop training here whenever you feel it gets 'slower'.
Must be very strong to train here.
This includes the entire Arcana map, choose whatever feels best for your job.

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Levels 260 to 275
(eCrillas)

Chu-Chu Island
> Skywhale Mountain > Mountain's Mouth
Recommended Range:
WIP
Even better than eApples, if you're strong enough.
Remember, you will need to be in an elite channel.

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Paragon Levels 10 to 100
(Paragon Dungeon)

Quick Move
> Dimensional Mirror > Paragon District
Recommended Range:
WIP
Have personally not made it this far, but this is where you train from P10 all the way to P100.
Refer to the paragon quick tips for more information reguarding paragon!

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And that's that...you're now Level 275 with 100 Paragon Levels!

If you have any questions, feel free to ask or PM me...
Discord: Rien#8961


~ Rien - Creator and Writer

~ GoodCause - Some EXP/Rune Tips
~ Hene - Levels 130-140 (Pirates)
~ Fun - Levels 220-230 (eSkyline)
~ Eatos - Multiple Suggestions/Additions
~ taddy - Multiple Suggestions/Additions
~ iLuv - Suggestion/Addition
~ Tera - Multiple Suggestions/Additions
~ Okabe - Multiple Suggestions/Additions
~ PettyPy - Levels 255+ (eArcana)
~ iBowJob - https://elluel.net/index.php?threads/progression-guide-for-new-players.6926/
 
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Rien

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You can do 2x Normal Pink Bean? And what range we need to defeat Chaos Horntail? However, nice guide.
Oh look at that, you found a mistake.
You can do 1 normal pink bean, and 1 chaos pink bean.

For chaos horntail, I'd say between 100-200k range.
Really dependent on job though, like most things.
 

Rien

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Updated...revision not changed.
Cleaned thread up a lot.

Note: Not able to currently get in-game to update any vital information, should be able to within the next week.
 
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Alviss

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If you already unlocked your legion, a lvl 200 Zero would help with some bonus %exp when you equipped it in your legion (stacked with Mercedes's link) plus the lvl 4 link also giving some %damage reduction and %ied which are both good for training.
They also started at lvl 100 so it's easier than other classes. o 3o)b
 

Rien

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Guide will now start to be updated as frequently as it did in the past.
9/28/2018.


Thanks for the support everyone.
- Rien
Post automatically merged:

Updated to Revision 14, change(s):
+ Updated to v198.2
+ Put all leveling categories into spoilers to conserve space
+ A lot of fixes and tweaks
 
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Just gonna toss out an alternative:

If eFES2 channels are full, elite Skellies make a decent substitute at that level. Not quite as good, but they’re easier to kill, and the channels are usually empty, and easy to get to: Quick Move, Boat, Entrance to Dragon Nest, move 1 map to the right.
 

Rien

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Just gonna toss out an alternative:

If eFES2 channels are full, elite Skellies make a decent substitute at that level. Not quite as good, but they’re easier to kill, and the channels are usually empty, and easy to get to: Quick Move, Boat, Entrance to Dragon Nest, move 1 map to the right.
Indeed, that is under the 140 to 160 section of the guide.
It's a leech method, but of course, if you're strong enough, you can solo train efficiently there.
Post automatically merged:

On a different note...
Revision 15 has been pushed to the guide.

+ Added/Removed vital information for each section
+ Simplified Certain Quick Tips
- Removed mentions from credits due to a XenForo bug
+ Leveling sections renamed for eye pleasantries
# Will be commenting on thread for revision releases again
Thank you!
 

Rien

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Updated guide to Revision 16!
+ Updated Thread Title
+ Updated Paragon Leveling Section for Paragon 2.0
+ Added Paragon Quick Tips
+ Updated for v199.3

Side note, updates will be less frequent for a little while, playing a lot of MS2 and Warframe currently.
 

Rien

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Updated guide to Revision 17! (Not much of a change)
+ Updated for v204
+ Updated Thread Title
+ Updated In-Thread Title
Note: Updates will be frequent again, I'm getting back into Aries again after awhile!
 
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With the level revamp and the change in monster level with max 275, I think the damage reduction formula based on monster level difference should be highlighted at the start of the guide as that is one of the most important factors that decide if a map is viable for that player.

There is somehow a mythical idea that you need very high stats/range to hit 275, which is untrue. People with 50k stats hitting ecrilla/eapple at level 230 get depressed at how little damage they deal and just give up levelling, due to lack of information perhaps on how the level difference penalty affects them.

As a player who went from 200-275 in the last month (with a progression from 18-45k stat, considered extremely low for a 275) , I have some opinions on the recommendations of training spots you have given.

I find it inefficient to train at maps with over 15 level disadvantage unless you are insanely funded. I think guides should gear towards the normal player (20-45k stat while slowly progressing rather than based on 50-70k stat players) an example would be the recommendation of eapple at 235, which I believe requires 50k stat to maybe 3-4shot them.

A more normal progression would be to train at maps within 10levels of your character level.

The first map I would recommend is ebutterflies (fox village : fox tree top path) Players can start training here as early as 215 up till 230 with 20-30k stats. This is one of the most important stepping stones to training because all initial guides begin with eowl/efes2 which have monster level of 236, which is definitely not viable for levels 215-225.

Efes2 is a very questionable map to train at now because eowls have roughly the same level, with a much better spawn rate and exp. If you can train at efes2, eowls is almost a guaranteed as well. The only job that I can see it being viable to train at efes are jobs that can hit 2/3 lanes at once and have terrible mobility.

I will check out elite skyline when I'm back online later, again, with regards to my recent memory, I vaguely remember the mobs there being 245+ levelled and giving 9m exp each, so starting there at 220 should be borderline impossible. Elite skyline can be viable for crazy funded from level 232 and normal funded for 240+. (let me double check)

Personally, I don't think there is any viability in eapples anymore. They are level 254 vs level 256 in ecrilla, where ecrilla has almost the same Hp and level with much better spawn and exp. If you can train at apples, it's almost a guarantee that ecrilla will be better. Level 235 as a recommendation is also totally absurd. I would recommend at least level 240 for crazy funded and 248+ for normal funded to train at ecrilla. (eapples is good for leech from 207+ though)

Overall, Levelling shouldnt be presented as a thing only the extremely funded have access to. People are often astounded at how low my stats are as a 275, as though it's not theoratically possible to do that efficiently. (yes I have trash stats)

Guides shouldn't be catered to 50k+ stat, having a disclaimer of "lul go farm mp" is a NOT a good reason for that because you'd need like at least
100hours of mp to hit 40k stats, God knows how many more for 50k. Many players I know want to level to 220/225 and often have no idea where to train at because all guides r like "just go efes2/eowl" when it's totally not viable.

Overall, the change in monster levels with the level cap increase has drastically changed the recommend starting level to train in the levelling maps of 200-275. Veterans who levelled in the past level range are still often spreading misinformation like "just go eapple at 230 lol that's what I did" is a big reason for that.
 

Rien

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I am currently in the process of trying to get into my account, I have lost my email, until that happens I cannot get into properly updating the guide. I highly appreciate the effort put into your comment though and once I get to updating I will read through it again.
 
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Personally, I don't think there is any viability in eapples anymore. They are level 254 vs level 256 in ecrilla, where ecrilla has almost the same Hp and level with much better spawn and exp. If you can train at apples, it's almost a guarantee that ecrilla will be better. Level 235 as a recommendation is also totally absurd. I would recommend at least level 240 for crazy funded and 248+ for normal funded to train at ecrilla. (eapples is good for leech from 207+ though)


Overall, the change in monster levels with the level cap increase has drastically changed the recommend starting level to train in the levelling maps of 200-275. Veterans who levelled in the past level range are still often spreading misinformation like "just go eapple at 230 lol that's what I did" is a big reason for that.
You make an excellent point regarding how Level difference play a huge role on grinding. However, I would like to point out 1 mistake which is that E Crillas are 260. Thus, E apple are still viable for around 244-250 before e crilla. Also, they reworked the level difference damage multiplier formula ( Not sure which one we're following but i assume we're taking non reboot world bonus) so final damage is reduced by 25% even at 10 level difference. so E apples may be more viable if you are at a point where you could 1 hit them vs 3 hitting crillas ( Especially at lvl 250-255)
 
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#14
Updated guide to Revision 18!
+ Updated for level cap increase (275)
+ Added training spots for levels between 250 and 275
+ Added Quick Tip/Information for MapleStory formulas
+ Added Quick Tip/Information for Damage Reduction Based on Level
+ Changed Multiple Training Spot Levels
+ Updated "Useful Commands" Quick Tip/Information Section
+ Updated "Credits" Section
+ Updated Title/Header(s)
+ Fixed Spelling Mistakes
 

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I would recommend anyone 255+ who has 540+ af and 3T dpm (good mobbing class may need less) to train at eArcana. It will be way faster than any other may mentioned in this guide even if you can not one shot.
 
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Rien

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Updated guide to Revision 19!
Thanks Eatos and PettyPy for the suggestions.
I did have both of these in the guide already, but I changed them to fit your level suggestions.

+ Updated Guide for Market Inflation
+ Updated Quick Funding Guide
+ Updated Leeching/Payment Tips
+ Updated PB and CHorntail Ranges
+ Updated Evolution Lab Level to 210
+ Updated eArcana Level to 255+ (and other modifications)
+ Updated Credits (Thanks Eatos and PettyPy)
 

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Secondaries can be bought from the Auction House.
I think you should add the secondary vendor NPC in Leafre as the (main) option unless buying from the AH is somehow better.

Levels 125 to 160
(Elite LHC Leech - GPQ - Zakum)
Elite LHC Leech Method...(125-160)
Quick Move
> Boat > Desolate Moor
Not sure if it matters but so far most people have been giving leech in Castle Rampart 5 (Fifth Tower) instead of 1.
Might have been different back then when you made the guide but currently majority of 117-200 leech services follow the same route. Consider adding or updating following leech spots:
  • Elite LHC/Castle Rampart 5 (Quickmove - Fifth Tower - Bottom Left Portal) from Lv. 117-162
  • Elite Showa Parking Lot 1 (Quickmove - Six Path Crosssay - Climb up one map - Use Bird to get to Showa Town - Talk to old man next to the portal and select "Move to Hideout") from Lv. 162-186
  • Elite Flutterbuzz forgot the mapname (Quickmove - Fox Top Tree, two portals to the right) from Lv. 186 onwards
  • Elite Owls from Lv. 192 onwards I think
 
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