MapleStory, the side-scrolling, free-to-play MMORPG from Nexon, sees its climactic battle with the Black Mage arrive today, with two new areas to explore and epic boss battles to overcome.
Players of level 200 or higher and have completed the 5th job advancement, can access the Labyrinth of Suffering (sounds charming), Tenebris’ second area. There lies the Black mage’s leading commander Verus Hilla, ready to fight in the first of the update’s major boss battles. Limina, Tenebris’ final area, is also available. Inside, you’ll aid the Tenebris expidition’s escape.
A new 5th job skill will also be available, and once the Maple Alliance gathers enough Determination to power up the Spark of Determination, the final battle with the Black Mage will begin. His HP will be shared across all worlds, so MapleStory players will have to work together to finally bring down the Black Mage.
Finally, new defence missions have been added in this update:
- Defence Mission: Flame Bird Support – Players can learn the Flame Bird’s Summon skill by talking to Helena. While the Flame Bird is summoned, defeated monsters will drop Flame Bird’s Determination
- Defence Mission: Twilight Defense – This mission involves 2-4 characters joining forces to defeat enemies using cannons and protect the castle walls
- Defence Mission: Battle at Sea – Players must defeat enemies within the time limit with ships and crew members
MapleStory’s Black Mage update is available now.