MapleStory Phantom Forest Guide
Phantom Forest is an area in MapleStory that allows you to obtain Shadowknight Coins and Raven Ninja Coins, which can be used to purchase some of the best items in the game. This guide will look at the Phantom Forest Prequests, the daily missions and Glona's Heart Ring.
- Phantom Forest Prequests Guide
- Phantom Forest Map Cheat Sheet
- Phantom Forest Dailies
- Phantom Forest Glona's Heart Ring
- Purchasing Balanced Furies and Crystal Ilbi Throwing Star
Phantom Forest Prequests Guide
You can start Phantom Forest questline at level 180. Click the lightbulb quest (Lv.180) [Phantom Forest] The Corrupted Forest to start. Once you've accepted it, you'll need to head over to New Leaf City.
Speak to Lita Lawless to turn in the next part of the quest. You'll be doing a lot of talking through these next series of quests.
Next talk to Enneth in NLC.
Next talk to Lita Lawless in NLC.
Next talk to Corine Taru Spirit in NLC.
Next talk to Enneth in NLC.
You'll then be teleported to the start of the Phantom Forest questline.
There is a cutscene to view. At the end of it you'll find yourself in Phantom Forest: Twisted Paths.
Talk to Enneth in Phantom Forest: Twisted Paths. You'll need to defeat 100 Mysterious Knights.
There is a cutscene. Then you'll need to kill 100 Mysterious Monsters.
You'll now watch a cutscene and then be teleported to Phantom Forest: Dead Man's Gauge. This map is the hub of the Phantom Forest content.
You'll now have access to Garnet, who can cleans the Phantom Forest maps 5 times a day. (Basically the Phantom Forest maps get more and more corrupted over time, adding in mechanics to hinder your progress (such as floating mobs that damage you). Cleansing the maps means they will go away for a short period).
Next you'll want to talk to Taggrin (twice). You should now be on the quest [Phantom Forest]: Speak with the sword. You'll need to kill 50 Phantom Trees. They spawn in most maps through the left portal of the hub map (Phantom Forest: Dead Man's Gauge).
Speak to Taggrin to turn in the quest.
Talk to Taggrin again to get the quest: [Phantom Forest] The Raven's Rest and kill 300 Elderwraith mobs.
You can find Elderwraith mobs in the map Phantom Forest: Haunted Hill.
Speak to Taggrin to turn in the quest.
The next quest you need to head to Crimsonwood Keep. To get there, use our map below so you can navigate to Crimsonwood Mountain.
Once you get to Crimsonwood Mountain: Valley Of The Heroes I, you'll need to navigate the map to the other side, but be warned, there are some giant death rolling pins that will one-hit KO you.
The portal to Crimsonwood Mountain: Valley Of The Heroes II is on the top right of the map. You can get there by using special portals 1->2->3.
In Crimsonwood Mountain: Valley Of The Heroes II you'll need to dodge more rolling pins of death. Use the mini-map above to go from portals 1->2->3->4 and then get to the yellow portal on the right side.
You'll now be in Crimsonwood Mountain: Lower Ascent. You want to go to the middle portal on the map; upon entering there will be a cutscene and you need to defeat 100 Corrupted Masters.
Once defeated, you'll talk to Becky and can return to the Phantom Forest: Dead Man's Gauge. You can use a return scroll map to get back there.
Talk to Taggrin to turn in the quest.
You can now talk to Joko. Talk to him and he will then ask you to speak to Fiona. She will reward you with the Legend Of Crimsonwood Mountain Medal.
You have now unlocked the Phantom Forest dailies.
You can continue the Phantom Forest questline to gain additional Shadowknight Coins or just forcus on doing the dailies.
Phantom Forest Map Cheat Sheet
This map will help you navigate the Phantom Forest maps. Let us know if we've gotten any of the portals wrong!
Phantom Forest Dailies
Once you've unlocked the Phantom Forest dailies, you will be given 6 missions that can earn you Shadowknight Coins and Raven Ninja Coins. Both of these coins can be used to purchase gear in different shops in the Phantom Forest: Dead Man's Gauge map.
Shadowknight Coins can only be earned from [Elite Hunt] Daily Missions, which require you to defeat a specific Elite Monster Boss. You get 3 Shadowknight coins per quest you complete.
Raven Ninja Coins can be earned from the [Wanted] quests, which require you to defeat X amount of mobs. You get 3 Raven Ninja Coins per quest you complete.
The dailies require you to navigate the labrinth of Phantom Forest maps. Each map has different mobs on it and can spawn a random Elite Mob too. Overtime, the Phantom Forest maps curse gets worse and worse, causing debilitating effects that can cause your character to die if you're not careful. You can reset the curse 5 times a day by talking to Garnet.
Use the map below for navigating the Phantom Forest area.
Here is a list of [Wanted] quests you can obtain:
- [Wanted] Dust To Dust - Kill 200 Elderwraith
- [Wanted] Caught In The Storm - Kill 200 Stormcaster
- [Wanted] Blind Flame - Kill 200 Flamekeeper
- [Wanted] Broken Arrow - Kill 200 Corrupted Windreaver
- [Wanted] Ashes To Ashes - Kill 200 Krakian Spirit
- [Wanted] The Lost Shadow - Kill 200 Corrupted Shadowknight
Here is a list of [Elite Hunt] quests you can obtain:
- [Elite Hunt] First Raven, Dehiti - Kill Shadowknight Dehiti
- [Elite Hunt] False Flame, Siana - Kill Flamekeeper Siana
- [Elite Hunt] Branching Out - Kill Large Phantom Tree
- [Elite Hunt] Persistant Arrow, Atlante - Kill Windreaver Atlante
- [Elite Hunt] Storm King, Caeneus - Kill Stormcaster Caeneus
- [Elite Hunt] The Indescribable, Terror - Kill Phantom Of Narican
Phantom Forest Glona's Heart Ring
You can purchase Glona's Heart Ring from Fiona using 100 Shadowknight Coins. This is a Best-In-Slot item when fully star-forced and is one of the reasons players do the [Elite Hunt] quests. The most difficult part of using this item is the fact that in order to star-force this item, it also costs Shadowknight Coins as well as mesos. That means in order to get this item star-forced, you're going to be doing these dailies for a very, very long time.
You can now also obtain Shadowknight Coins by defeating Gollux and paying Gollux Coins.
The star-force costs are below:
|Stars||Coin Cost||Chance||Boom Chance|
|0||5 Shadowknight Coin||95%||0%|
|1||10 Shadowknight Coin||90%||0%|
|2||15 Shadowknight Coin||85%||0%|
|3||20 Shadowknight Coin||85%||0%|
|4||25 Shadowknight Coin||80%||0%|
|5||30 Shadowknight Coin||75%||0%|
|6||35 Shadowknight Coin||70%||0%|
|7||40 Shadowknight Coin||65%||0%|
|8||45 Shadowknight Coin||60%||0%|
|9||50 Shadowknight Coin||55%||0%|
|10||55 Shadowknight Coin||50%||0%|
|11||60 Shadowknight Coin||45%||0%|
|12||65 Shadowknight Coin||40%||0.6%|
|13||70 Shadowknight Coin||35%||1.3%|
|14||75 Shadowknight Coin||30%||1.4%|
|15||80 Shadowknight Coin||30%||2.1%|
|16||85 Shadowknight Coin||30%||2.1%|
|17||90 Shadowknight Coin||30%||2.1%|
|18||95 Shadowknight Coin||30%||2.8%|
|19||100 Shadowknight Coin||30%||2.8%|
|20||105 Shadowknight Coin||30%||7%|
|21||110 Shadowknight Coin||30%||7%|
|22||115 Shadowknight Coin||3%||19.4%|
|23||120 Shadowknight Coin||2%||29.4%|
|24||125 Shadowknight Coin||1%||39.6%|
Purchasing Balanced Furies and Crystal Ilbi Throwing Star
Using Raven Ninja Coins, you can also purchase the Best-In-Slot throwing stars for Nightlords and Night Walkers: Balanced Furies and Crystal Ilbi Throwing Star.
Speak to Mo in Phantom Forest: Dead Man's Gauge map to see his shop. He sells lots of old-school items, most of which are pretty worthless except for the throwing stars.
A Balanced Fury costs 100 Raven Ninja Coins (+30 Attack).
A Crystal Ilbi Throwing Star costs 90 Raven Ninja Coins (+29 Attack).
The good news is that these stars are transferable in the world. So to speed up the process of getting a decent inventory size of throwing stars, just do the Phantom Forest dailies on multiple characters. Once you have 100, transfer the throwing stars to your main.
Assuming you complete all 3 [Wanted] quests every day, it'll take approximately 12 days to get 100 Raven Ninja Coins, which is enough to buy 1 set of Balanced Furies.