MapleStory Legion Guide
MapleStory Legion is a system that takes into account all the levels of all the characters on your MapleStory Account, giving you stat bonuses in return. The aim of this system is to incentivise you to play multiple characters and considering there are over 40 different MapleStory job types, the Legion system means any kind of leveling doesn't go to waste. The stats you get from Legion are very much a huge bonus in terms of damage your character can do and as your Legion level increases, it makes it a lot easier to start new characters. This guide will go over the entire Legion system and the benefits it provides.
- Legion Introduction
- Legion Ranks
- Legion Member Bonuses
- Legion Coins
- Legion Shop Items
- Maple Lab Server
MapleStory Legion Introduction
The MapleStory Legion system was introduced in patch V.186 to replace the old character card system. The old character card system allowed to you to get certain stat bonuses for leveling a select number of characters and it was limited to only 9 characters. The Legion System completely replaces it and encompasses every character you make. All the levels of all the characters you've ever made on your account are combined into a Legion Level. This Legion Level unlocks various benefits as it grows, including stat bonuses, assigning characters to your Legion Grid and boosting the amount of Legion Coins you can earn.
You can unlock the Legion system when you hit 500 cumulative levels on your account.
A character's level only counts towards the Legion level when it hits level 60+.
Once unlocked, you can access the Legion Grid from the Menu system. Select Manage Legion in Towns to open up the Legion Grid.
The Legion Grid is your home for managing all your Legion Characters and stat bonuses. The grid in the middle of the UI is called your Legion Board and you can place character blocks on it to earn bonuses. These blocks must be assigned side-by-side (i.e. connected). The size of a character's block depends on it's level. When you assign a character to the Legion Grid, you get 2 different bonuses.
Grid bonuses are stat bonuses which are found on the grid. You can see from the screenshot above that you can get things like Buff Duration, Boss Damage, Flat Stat Increases for Luk, Critical Damage and more.
The other bonus you get are Member Bonuses. These bonuses are based on the character's class and level. For example, a Level 140 Phantom gives +3% Mesos obtained. These member bonuses change at level 60/100/140/200/250.
Your Legion Grid is limited to how many members it can assign based on your total cumulative level. You can see from the screenshot above that I can assign 21 different character blocks to my grid because my Legion Level is 4916. When I hit 5000, I will unlock more slots to assign more members to my grid. Every 500 levels you unlock more slots.
The actual Legion Grid also expands as you hit more Legion Levels. At level 6000, the whole Legion grid is unlocked. When you first start out at level 500, you won't have access to various grid bonuses like Critical Damage and Buff Duration until you level up some more.
You'll also notice that the UI also shows how many Legion Coins you have. Legion Coins can be spent in the Legion Coin Shop, which includes special coupons like double EXP, double drop, +50% mesos obtained and other useful coupons. The Legion coins are earned passively; you don't have to do anything to earn them other than collect them by clicking the Start Raid button. The amount of coins you earn is dependent on how many characters you have assigned to your grid and how much Legion Raid Power you have. See the Legion Coins Calculator below.
Once you hit 500 Legion levels, you'll begin at the very basic rank of Nameless Legion Rank I. For every 500 Legion Levels, you'll be able to rank up your Legion. Each rank up expands the Legion Grid and allows you to assign more character's to your grid board. Below are the following Legion Ranks:
|Rank||Legion Levels||Members Assigned|
|Nameless Legion Rank I||500||9|
|Nameless Legion Rank II||1000||10|
|Nameless Legion Rank III||1500||11|
|Nameless Legion Rank IV||2000||12|
|Nameless Legion Rank V||2500||13|
|Renowned Legion Rank I||3000||18|
|Renowned Legion Rank II||3500||19|
|Renowned Legion Rank III||4000||20|
|Renowned Legion Rank IV||4500||21|
|Renowned Legion Rank V||5000||22|
|Heroic Legion Rank I||5500||27|
|Heroic Legion Rank II||6000||28|
|Heroic Legion Rank III||6500||29|
|Heroic Legion Rank IV||7000||30|
|Heroic Legion Rank V||7500||31|
|Legendary Legion Rank I||8000||36|
|Legendary Legion Rank II||8500||37|
|Legendary Legion Rank III||9000||38|
|Legendary Legion Rank IV||9500||39|
|Legendary Legion Rank V||10000||40|
As you can see, each time you move up to the next big rank up (Nameless -> Renowned) you gain an extra 5 additional members. The max Legion Level is 10,000, which is the equavalent of 40 different level 250 characters.
You can also see the MapleStory GMS Rankings to see who has the most Legion Levels in your world.
Legion Member Bonuses
Each time you assign a character to your grid, you'll gain their Legion Member Bonus (on top of the grid bonus too!). Each different class has it's own member bonus unique to them. The following are the different Member Bonuses you can get:
|Dark Knight||+MaxHP % (2/3/4/5/6)|
|Mage (Fire/Poison)||+MaxMP % (2/3/4/5/6)|
|Mage (Ice/Lightning)||+INT (10/20/40/80/100)|
|Marksman||+Critical Rate % (1/2/3/4/5)|
|Nightlord||+Critical Rate % (1/2/3/4/5)|
|Dual Blade||+LUK (10/20/40/80/100)|
|Corsair||+Summon Duration% (4/6/8/10/12)|
|Jett||+Critical Damage % (1/2/3/4/5)|
|Demon Slayer||+Status Resistance (1/2/3/4/5)|
|Demon Avenger||+Boss Damage % (1/2/3/5/6)|
|Blaster||+Ignore Defense % (1/2/3/5/6)|
|Battle Mage||+INT (10/20/40/80/100)|
|Wild Hunter||20% chance to increase damage (4/8/12/16/20)|
|Mechanic||+Increase Buff Duration % (5/10/15/20/25)|
|Aran||70% chance to heal MaxHP % (2/4/6/8/10)|
|Evan||70% chance to heal MaxMP % (2/4/6/8/10)|
|Mercesdes||Decreases Skill Cooldown % (2/3/4/5/6)|
|Phantom||+Increase Mesos Obtained % (1/2/3/4/5)|
|Shade||+Increase Critical Damage % (1/2/3/5/6)|
|Dawn Warrior||+MaxHP (250/500/1000/2000/2500)|
|Blaze Wizard||+INT (10/20/40/80/100)|
|Wind Archer||+DEX (10/20/40/80/100)|
|Night Walker||+LUK (10/20/40/80/100)|
|Thunder Breaker||+STR (10/20/40/80/100)|
|Angelic Buster||+DEX (10/20/40/80/100)|
|Zero||+EXP % (4/6/8/10/12)|
|Hayato||+Critical Damage %(1/2/3/5/6)|
|Kanna||+Boss Damage % (1/2/3/5/6)|
|Beast Tamer||+Ignore Defense % (1/2/3/5/6)|
Each bonus is applied based on the level of the character card assigned. The following ranks are:
- Level 60+ (B)
- Level 100+ (A)
- Level 140+ (S)
- Level 200+ (SS)
- Level 250+ (SSS)
You can only gain the member bonus of each class once. I.e. If you assign 30 Kannas to your Legion Grid, you would only get the highest level Kanna's Member Bonus.
Each character also has a certain block shape that expands as their rank does. The following table shows the grid shape of each character job and level they need to be.
|Job||Rank B||Rank A||Rank S||Rank SS||Rank SSS|
Legion Coins are a passive bonus you earn from having leveled your Legion Characters. The rate at which you earn coins is based on you Legion Raid Power, which you can see in the Legion Board UI. You can increase the raid power by two ways:
- Leveling your character
- Equipping Items with high Star Forced items
You can see each individual member's power underneath their character's card in the Legion Board UI. An average level 140 character will give you +1,933,299 Legion Raid Power. An average level 70 character will give you +184,000 Legion Raid Power.
Only characters that are assigned to the Legion Grid increase your Legion Raid Power.
You receive 1 Legion Coin per 1 Billion Damage dealt in the Legion Raid. You average around 1 Legion Coin per 1,100,000 Legion Raid Power per 24/hours. So if you had 18,142,652 Legion Raid Power you would earn around 16 Legion Coins a day.
You can also earn up to 30 Legion Coins per day by doing 2 daily quests. You can obtain these quests from the Legion NPC Dame Appropriation (found in most major towns). The two quests require you to kill mobs in the Legion Raid system:
- Kill 100 Welps in the Legion Raid System (+10 Legion Coins)
- Kill 20 Golden Wyverns in the Legion Raid System (+20 Legion Coins)
You can collect your Legion Coins that you earn passively by clicking the Start Raid button in the Legion Menu UI. You can only store a limit amount of coins until you reach a limit, so you will need to collect them at least once a week before they fill up (depending on how fast you earn Legion Coins).
Your Legion Coins are shared amongst all characters (so you don't need to transfer them between characters).
Legion Shop Items
The Legion Shop has many useful items you can purchase with your Legion Coins. The shop items have a limited stock that resets weekly but usually you only max out the purchase of these items when you have a really high Legion Raid Power.
|Legion's Might Lv.1||10||10||+30 att/matt for 10 mins|
|Legion's Might Lv.2||20||10||+30 att/matt for 20 mins|
|Legion's Might Lv.3||30||10||+30 att/matt for 30 mins|
|Legion's Expertise Lv.1||30||10||+100% EXP for 10 mins|
|Legion's Expertise Lv.2||50||10||+100% EXP for 20 mins|
|Legion's Expertise Lv.3||70||10||+100% EXP for 30 mins|
|Legion's Luck Lv.1||30||10||+50% Drop Rate for 10 mins|
|Legion's Luck Lv.2||50||10||+50% Drop Rate for 20 mins|
|Legion's Luck Lv.3||70||10||+50% Drop Rate for 30 mins|
|Legion's Wealth Lv.1||30||10||+50% Mesos Obtained for 10 mins|
|Legion's Wealth Lv.2||50||10||+50% Mesos Obtained for 20 mins|
|Legion's Wealth Lv.3||70||10||+50% Mesos Obtained for 30 mins|
|Epic Potential Scroll 50%||140||3||Gives Epic Potential to an item with a 50% chance|
|Gold Potential Stamp||40||3||80% chance to increase the lines of Potential on an item|
|Master Craftsman's Cube||140||3||Rerolls the potential on item, chance to rank-up to max of Unique|
|Powerful Rebirth Flame||100||3||Adds random Flame stats to items|
|Basic Legion Meso Box||30||50||Gives a small amount of mesos|
|Intermediate Legion Meso Box||50||30||Gives a sizable amount of mesos|
|Advanced Legion Meso Box||70||20||Gives a large amount of mesos|
|Basic Legion Growth Potion||75||5||Gives +49% of the total EXP needed to level up + a 30 minute 2x EXP Buff (Lv100-129)|
|Intermediate Legion Growth Potion||110||5||Gives +49% of the total EXP needed to level up + a 30 minute 2x EXP Buff (Lv130-159)|
|Advanced Legion Growth Potion||150||5||Gives +49% of the total EXP needed to level up + a 30 minute 2x EXP Buff (Lv160-179)|
|Legion Preset Coupon||500||3||Allows you to use 1 Preset in your Legion Grid Board for 30 days|
As you can see, you can get lots of double EXP coupons from saving up your Legion Coins. This makes the Legion system great for leveling your main character and also increasing the easiness for leveling more mules. If you're in Reboot World, the Wealth Coupons are great for earning lots more mesos with a +50% Mesos Buff! Check out our MapleStory Reboot Training Guide for help on the best spots to train your mules.
Maple Lab Server
The Maple Lab Server was a special event that allowed players to play a hardcore version of MapleStory, where if you died, your whole character was deleted and you would have to start over again. As a reward for playing this special server, you would be able to obtain special Legion Blocks for your Legion Grid that gave bonuses.
There were two lab blocks up for grabs:
- Legion Block
- Enhanced Legion Block
The power of your the Legion Block was based on what level your character made it to in the Lab Server when it ended. The bonuses were an increase in Weapon and Magic Attack.
- The level of the Legion Block is based off the maximum level your character reaches in Lab Server.
- At Lv. 60: Grants Weapon ATT/Magic ATT +5
- At Lv. 100: Grants Weapon ATT/Magic ATT +10
- At Lv. 140: Grants Weapon ATT/Magic ATT +15
- At Lv. 150: Grants Weapon ATT/Magic ATT +20
- At Lv. 250: Grants Weapon ATT/Magic ATT +25
Enhanced Legion Block
- The level of the Enhanced Legion Block is based off the maximum level your character reaches in Lab Server.
- At Lv. 60: Grants Weapon ATT/Magic ATT +7
- At Lv. 100: Grants Weapon ATT/Magic ATT +14
- At Lv. 140: Grants Weapon ATT/Magic ATT +21
- At Lv. 150: Grants Weapon ATT/Magic ATT +28
- At Lv. 250: Grants Weapon ATT/Magic ATT +35
Unfortunately the Legion Lab Server was a limited time even and is no longer available until MapleStory decides to bring it back. It first occured in August 2018 and hasn't been seen since!