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New Training spot for 2nd job Hunter! Monkey Forest 2


Title: New Training spot for 2nd job Hunter! Monkey Forest 2
Written By Copious (SleepyWood Forumer)

Recommendations
Level 37+, Max Mastery, 1 Arrow Bomb (the more Arrow Bomb you have, the better)
The best EXP potential on this map is reached either by partying with an Ice/Lightning mage or a Hunter who is close to you in level. Have one person dedicated to the top set of platforms, and the faster killer on the bottom set. Whoever is on bottom should periodically clear the floor level to keep the spawn going at top speed.

Splitting this map without partying is also an option if your partner is either too high or low leveled to effectively party with. The same strategy should be used as with partying.

It is also easy to solo this map because of the teleporters.

Grab plenty of your mana potion of choice, and maybe 1/3 that in health potions. You will not get hit very often in this map if you follow this guide. Lower level Hunters will take more damage here, so plan accordingly.

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As you can see, there are two sets of three platforms. Each set of three platforms has a matching set of sniping platforms on the left. These sniping platforms are where you will spend the majority of your time at.

The teleporters, which are the little doors in the trees pictured here, allow you to move between the two sets of platforms extremely fast. The total travel time between platforms ends up being 2-4 seconds. It is quite easy for you to completely dominate both platforms solo, but the map is also great for partying and splitting. It’s up to you.

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Your targets are the Lupin and Zombie Lupin that reside on the platforms. The main spawn is the Zombie Lupins, with a sprinkling of regular Lupins.

They do not spawn on, nor can they jump onto the sniping platforms.

Training Method

Ok, the neat thing about Monkey Forest 2 is the spacing of the platforms. They are close enough together that the explosion from arrow bomb will hit the monkeys on all three platforms simultaneously, provided the initial shot hits a monkey on the middle platform.

So, you stand like so (pic below)…

and fire away with arrow bomb until you have killed everything that moves. Then, you hop forward onto the smaller sniping platform that is closer to the monkey spawn.

This allows you to see further onto the platform for the second wave of spawns, and completely clear it of monkeys.

You then teleport up to the top platform, and repeat the same process. I recommend looting every 2-3 times you do this. You’ll get a feel for your own pace and the pace of the spawn as you spend more time there.

The best part of this map is that it actually uses the low impact damage of arrow bomb to your advantage. The monkey in the middle that is getting hit lives the longest, letting your arrow bomb kill off the monkeys on the top and bottom platforms first. This is key, because the explosion from the arrows that hit monkeys on the top and bottom platforms won’t hit all three platforms, just the top two or the bottom two. Shooting only monkeys on the middle platform gives you the most efficient possible use of your arrow bomb.

If the spawn slows down, you can go to the bottom and use PKB to mob up all the monkeys there. I suggest working it from right to left, because there is a vine on the left side that leads to the sniping platforms. By the time you are done, both sets of platforms are usually loaded up.

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XP per Hour by Level

Level 37- 50% (Hayleekin), 53% (Wiggy)
Level 40- 40% (Wiggy)
Level 44- 50% (2x EXP) (iForeverYou)
Level 46- 30% (duende29)
Level 47- 22% (transmaniacon)
Level 48- 28% (duende29)
Level 50- 24% (solo)
Level 51- 24% (solo), 32% (partied with level 53 hunter) (transmaniacon)
Level 52- 21% (partied with level 45 hunter)
Level 53- 29% (partied with level 51 Hunter) (transmaniacon), 30% (zomgName)
Level 54- 20% (solo). 29% (zomgName)
Level 55- 25% (zomgName)
Level 56- 18% (solo). 22% (zomgName)
Level 57 – 21% (zomgName)
Level 58 – 20% (zomgName)
Level 59 – 20% (zomgName)
Level 60 – 18% (zomgName)
Level 61 – 18% (zomgName)
Level 62 – 16% (zomgName)
Level 63 – 15% (zomgName)
Level 64 – 18% (2 people on the map) (zomgName)
Level 65 – 14% (zomgName)
Level 66 – 14% (zomgName)
Level 68 – 30% (2x event) (zomgName)
Level 69 – 46% (2x + one 4 hour card = 4x) (zomgName)

(If you train here, feel free to post your % per hour, and I will add it to the list.)

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Question and Answer Section

Question #1
1. In between the ledges of 3 on the map, there is three ledges that are sort of straight. Do things spawn on there? Does the spawn die out, requiring a channel change?

Answer
No, nothing spawns there. The only spawn on the map is the two sets of three ledges, and the bottom spawn. Nothing ever spawns on the sniping platforms or the teleporters.

Also, you do not ever have to change channels. The faster you kill the spawn, the faster it spawns. I have found that maximum efficiency in leveling is reached by bouncing back and forth from one platform to the other. You spend 10 seconds on each platform, mowing down the monkeys, and the first couple waves of respawns. You then teleport down to the other set of ledges, and do the same thing. By the time you get back to the original ledge, it’s full of monkeys again.

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Question #2
2. How “funded” or well equipped are you? How much do you make training here?

Answer
My range is 400-703. I’d say I am above-average equipped, but not funded. This is my first and only character.

I make a pretty solid amount of meso here. I don’t keep track of an exact number, but I walk away with thousands of cursed dolls each night. Other drops include leather, bananas, feathers, and quite a few random gear drops. I actually tend to get a lot of thief and mage equipment here, although I found a rower last night. Sadly, zombie lupins don’t drop any scrolls. :(

The main reason I am happy with the meso I get here is how cheap it is to train. You have to see for yourself to believe how efficient it is.

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Question #3
3. What mp pots do you use?
I use Sorcerer Elixirs and Supreme Pizzas. I feel that it give me the most efficient use of my meso. To give you some idea, I have leveled at this spot for 2 levels now. I have yet to burn through my initial 500 Sorcerer Elixirs and 500 Supreme Pizzas. In fact, I have 398 pizzas and 198 elixirs left.

Answer
You should use whatever pots are most efficient for your level.

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Tips / Thoughts / Credits

I rarely get hit on this map, but just in case you do, try and position yourself so that the hit will just knock you back onto the next platform over. Falling slows you down.

A fully upgraded pet will greatly help speed up your xp rate on this map. It almost completely removes the need to actually go on the platforms to loot, since your pet will actually jump the gap from the smaller sniping platforms to loot.

I would recommend looting on this map, as the Cursed Dolls sell very well. There are some equip drops as well, along with a lot of leather and feathers. I personally make almost a mil a day here just selling the dolls, not including the meso I actually loot.

Lower level Hunters are going to want to keep in mind that they will get hit a lot more often. Plan accordingly with your pots.

Thanks to Hidden Street for the images, and thanks to WhiteAsIce for his archer guide. It really helped me with my hunter, and is one of the main reasons I enjoy the class so much.

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Credits
All credits goes to Copious for writing this hunter new training spot guide. (Source)

Categories: MapleStory Random
  1. NiteZ
    07/06/2010 at 5:52 am

    Got 120% in 30 mins with 2x, +80% mule and HS. Was lvl 42 when started. After 3 hours got to lvl 45. Solo’d it.

    HUNTERS HEAVEN!!! :D Thanks alot

  2. RangerDanger
    04/04/2010 at 11:28 am

    I am new to Maple Story and I’ve chosen to become an archer/hunter level 47. In order to level fast and without wasting heaps of mesos when training is to do heaps of party quest. As for money I do quest for scrolls and items and merchant them. I also play with NX ( 2x EXP, 2x Drop Rate and “ghacopon” ). Sorry don’t know how to spell that =(
    I’ve earned heaps of money ( 1.5bil up ) from how to guides and friends tips. When leveling to 70 i suggest unstop pqing. This what I’m planning on doing. Later on, I would train on monsters.

    Playing with NX is the key to leveling and money making.

  3. CKarrow
    04/03/2010 at 1:24 am

    Sorry for all the quote jst to say 10+ levels…

    Additional notes:

    1.- It’ll be better if you train in windowed mode, so you dont focus on maple and see you get 1% in 30 minutes and want to kill yourself.

    2.- Never but NEVER double shot the lupins on the center platform, cause the center lupin is the vital key to kill all 3 platforms.

    3.- Once again, don’t focus on maple while training a bowman, you will get tired and quit an extraordinary char, that sadly become godly on 4th job…so once again don’t focus on your AB training and eventually youll get to ranger without smashing your head against the wall.

  4. CKarrow
    02/03/2010 at 11:21 pm

    CKarrow :

    Excellent place for hunters; you will be here 10+ levels,so i really recommend to listen to the radio or watch tv (if you can do both) while ya train,cause it is REALLY slow the exp ratio,bowmen lvl really slow, so it works for me, I pay attention to the radio, anything but training, and when you at least expect it, ya gained 40%.
    Its not hard to do this cause all you have to do is keep pressing the arrow blow button and the 2 seconds teleport (and well if you are alone some other seconds on killing the bottom).
    I really advice to do this, pay attention to anything but training, if not it will be a TORTURE to lvl up.
    Note: after you get max AB you can go to Gollems mini dungeon, is a extremely small map to arrow blow your left and right, like made just for bowman

  5. CKarrow
    02/03/2010 at 11:15 pm

    Excellent place for hunters; you will be here 15+ levels,so i really recommend to listen to the radio or watch tv (if you can do both) while ya train,cause it is REALLY slow the exp ratio,bowmen lvl really slow, so it works for me, I pay attention to the radio, anything but training, and when you at least expect it, ya gained 40%.

    Its not hard to do this cause all you have to do is keep pressing the arrow blow button and the 2 seconds teleport (and well if you are alone some other seconds on killing the bottom).

    I really advice to do this, pay attention to anything but training, if not it will be a TORTURE to lvl up.

    Note: after you get max AB you can go to Gollems mini dungeon, is a extremely small map to arrow blow your left and right, like made just for bowman

  6. Stoopid
    25/02/2009 at 1:12 pm

    i got 20% xp with level 44 hunter~~ level 15 arrow bomb max mastery and a few bow booster only my 1st time there so i expect ill do better nex time XD

    btw in one hour i got arc staff, dark legolier, mith tower shield and black jangoon skirt costed mme 140 mana elixirs and 70 white pots XD i think its worth it XD
    P.S got loads of dolls, bananas + cash a really good training spot XD

  7. Cosmic27
    24/11/2008 at 2:13 pm

    I got about 50% with a 90min X2 card.
    LVL 37 hunter, cosmic27 *WINdia ftW*

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