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Full Zakum guide by mornsta | Zakum Party Quest | Zakum Pre-requisite Quests


Zakum
Zakum was a spirit sealed in a tree deep in the mines of El Nath's volcano.
A mining town that once existed nearby eventually discovered this tree.
At the time, it had no malevolent notions, but the greed of the miners corrupted it.
As the spirit was corrupted, it grew smarter, and finally became capable of controlling the town's populace.
It forced them to build an enormous statue in tribute to it.
The now evil spirit of Zakum possessed the statue, subjugated all the humans and eventually killed everyone in the town.
Zakum now rests deep in the lava caves, waiting for powerful players to challenge his might.
Contents
  1. Zakum Mine Quest: Starting the quest
  2. Zakum Mine Quest: Recommendations/Getting there
  3. Zakum Mine Quest: Explore the Dead Mine (Level 1)
  4. Zakum Mine Quest: Observe the Zakum Dungeon (Level 2)
  5. Zakum Mine Quest: Request For a Refinery (Level 3)
  6. Zakum fight guide: Recommendations/Squad System
  7. Zakum fight guide: Zakum's stats
  8. Zakum fight guide: Zakum's drops
  9. FAQ
  10. Credits


NOTE

You must clear stages 1-3 at least once in order to unlock Zakum's Altar.
(i.e all party members must have completed stage 1-3 once in their game history.)

The Orb of Fire is not an entrance ticket. It's only purpose is for summoning Zakum.
(i.e If only 1 person in the party has the Orb, that's fine.)

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1.Starting the quest
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  1. You must be level 50 or above
  2. Go to El Nath, head for B (Chief's Residence)
  3. Talk to your respective 3rd job instructor.
    Warrior/Dawn Warrior/Aran/Beginner (?) = Warrior 3rd job instructor
    Mage/Blaze Wizard = Mage 3rd job instructor
    Thief/Night Walker = Thief 3rd job instructor
    Bowman/Wind Archer = Bowman 3rd job instructor
    Pirate/Thunder Breaker = Pirate 3rd job instructor
  4. Ask them for permission to participate in the Zakum dungeon quest.

*You must do the above, or else you can't do the Mine Quests.

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2. Zakum Mine Quest: Recommendations/Getting there
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Recommended inventory
400 White pots
400 Red bean sundae
Return Scroll to Nearest Town (emergency use)
Return Scroll to Dead Mine [optional] (faster transportation, buy from Free Market, 100k each)
30 Gold Tooth [optional] (faster level completion, buy from Free Market,200k each)

Getting there
Time needed: Less than one hour

You can skip the below if you have the item
Return Scroll to Dead Mine




  1. Walk right of El Nath town.
  2. Look out for a map with crossroads as you move along. Take the top portal at the crossroads.
  3. Soon after walking and climbing up, you'll
    come to a map that has a dead end.
  4. Talk to the npc at the top, and he’ll allow you into the dungeon.
  5. Carry on climbing. Beware of yetis and werewolves, they can deal around 1000 damage.
  6. You will come to the zombies. Walk right until it appears to be a dead end. Go into the hole at the right and you’ll end up at dead mine.
  7. Walk down to get to the map “The Passage” and fall down.
  8. Detour around the monsters using ropes and keep moving right.

    Try not to fall into the lava, it deals around 200 damage per second.
  9. Then, you will reach the map “The door to Zakum”. Congratulations! You have made it!


CAUTION
You MUST form a party to enter!
(You can form a party that has only yourself, that's fine)
Do NOT redo a Level that you have cleared previously.
(e.g Clicking Level 1 when you're at Level 3)
Doing so will reset your "Quest Log" and you will have to do Stage 1-3 again.
If Adobis doesn't let you into a level, check that you are in a party,
and that you have gotten permission from the 3rd job instructor.
If Explore the Dead Mine (Level 1) is still not ascessible,
a party is currently in the Mine Map.
Either wait, or change channel.



Talk to Adobis.

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3. Zakum Mine Quest: Explore the Dead Mine (Level 1)
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Tips
  • There is a time limit of 30 minutes.
  • Use the flames to propel yourself forward.
  • Equip a weapon that has fast attack speed, or has long reach.
  • Assign the attack button to your keyconfig, if you have removed it previously.
  • Speed/Jump buffs do not work here.
  • You need to collect 7 keys.
  • You can collect 30/32 documents to exchange for 5 Return Scroll to Dead Mine <Sells for 100k each> (optional)
  • Don't bother killing the 3 mimics if they pop out of a chest. 4100 hp each.
  • A glimpse of the level

Print out this map for easy reference


Note
  • Default document location is rock.
  • Default key location is chest.
  • Main room has 3 documents in the rocks.
  • Do the quest logically (room 9, 10, 11....)

    Either
  • Hunt for keys (purple)
  • Hunt for keys + documents (purple+pink)

  • -In room 16-5, drop the 7 keys (altogether) on giant chest.
    -Note that the location of the giant chest may vary.
    -Pick up the fire ore.

    -Exit to main map.
    -Talk to Aura , then exit by new portal next to her.
    -You will gain Piece of fire ore. and 20k-30k exp.


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4. Zakum Mine Quest: Observe the Zakum Dungeon (Level 2)
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Video guide
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4. Zakum Mine Quest: Observe the Zakum Dungeon (Level 2)
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-This Jump Quest consists of 2 stages.
-Talk to Lira at the end.
-You will gain Breath of lava.



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5. Zakum Mine Quest: Request For a Refinery (Level 3)
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  • Adobis will now ask you for 30 gold tooths.
  • Get these from hunting the miner zombies (the ones with hats)(4500 hp) at dead mine.
  • Change channel at “The Door to Zakum” and you’ll end up at “The Passage”.
  • Change channel again and you’ll end up at "Forest of Dead Trees IV"
  • Walk right and go into the mine to hunt.

Once done, head back to Adobis to refine your 3 items from the 3 stages.
You will gain 5 Eye of Fire.



END OF ZAKUM MINE QUEST GUIDE
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6. Zakum fight guide: Recommendations/Squad System
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NOTE

You must clear stages 1-3 at least once in order to unlock Zakum's Altar.
(i.e all party members must have completed stage 1-3 once in their game history.)

The Orb of Fire is not an entrance ticket. It's only purpose is for summoning Zakum.
(i.e If only 1 person in the party has the Orb, that's fine.)

Recommended
  • Level 80 and above (For decent hit rate)/HP 2k or more (This does not factor equips nor buff/protective skills)
  • 400 Mushroom Miso Ramen
  • 200 All Cure Potion
  • High graphics card (Minimize lag)
  • Taking a leak before the fight

Pointers
  • Remember to Pot/Buff/Attack.
  • Buff a few times to ensure all party members receive the buff.
  • Look out for the alert "You have been sealed" in the text box.
  • Do not fully depend on the clerics for healing.
    They may get stunned, sealed, encounter lag, etc.
  • Defeat Zakum's 6th arm (2nd from bottom right) first
    as it can heal Zakum by 50k hp.
  • Party Recruitment forum.
    http://forums.asiasoftsea.net/forumdisplay.php?f=40
  • Zakum's damage
  • Animal skulls are used to teleport
    from one side of Zakum to another.
  • Where the Helms drop (1-5 helms may drop)
  • Zakum Helmet (1)

Squad System

  • Registering-Minimum 3 people in a party.
  • Entering-Minimum 6 people, Maximum 30 people.
  • Zakum is active only on channels 3, 4.
  • You can only enter Zakum's Altar twice a day.
  • 1st party leader becomes squad leader.
  • When the 1st party forms a squad, a 4 minute countdown will begin.
  • During this time period, other parties may join.
  • The squad leader has the power to expel people from the squad (hence possible bribing)
  • The squad leader must click "Form squad and enter Zakum's Altar" within the 4 minutes.
  • Then, those still in the squad list are able to enter Zakum's Altar.
  • Once Zakum is defeated, you have 15 minutes to take screenshots, loot, etc.
    before you are booted out of the map.
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7. Zakum fight guide: Zakum's stats
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8. Zakum fight guide: Zakum's drops
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Misc
Chaos Scroll (?) Zakum Certificate Zakum Card


Usable
Elixir Power Elixir Reindeer Milk Sunset Dew


Skillbook
Angel Ray Advanced Combo Advanced Charge Combo Barrier
Combo Tempest Final Blow High Defense Triple Throw


Mastery Book
Air Strike 20 Berserk 20 Blizzard 20 Bow Expert 30 Crossbow Expert 30
Concentration 20 Enrage 20 Genesis 20 Hamstring Shot 20
Infinity 30 Mana Reflection 20 Meteo 20 Sniping 20 Stance 30
Smoke Bomb 20 Sanctuary 20 Time Leap 20 Triple Throw 20 Venom 30

Equips
Battle Hammer Blood Dagger Blue Marine Concerto
Dimon Wand Gold Double Knife Golden Neschere Golden Nisrock
Golden Smith Hammer King Cent Pinaka Red Craven Sparta
Tavar The Beheader Tomahawk White Neschere White Nisrock
Zakum Helmet (1) Zakum's Tree Branch Zedbug



Note: Skill names may differ from actual.





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9. FAQ
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Q1 Why the name "Zakum"?

Taken from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zaqqum

Zaqqum (Arabic: زقوم) is a tree that Muslims believe grows in Jahannam (hell).
The Khati'un are compelled to eat Ad-Dhari, bitter fruit, to intensify their torment (69:36-37).
The Khati'un may eat only the fruit or Ghislin (foul pus from the washing of their wounds) (69:36).
Its fruits are shaped like devils' heads (Qur'an 37:62-68).
According to Shaykh Umar Sulayman Al-Ashqar, a professor at the University of Jordan,
once the palate of the sinners is satiated, the fruit in their bellies churns like burning oil.
Some Islamic scholars believe the fruit tears their bodies apart and releases bodily fluids.

Quote from the Qur'an:

[44.43] Surely the tree of the Zaqqum,
[44.44] Is the food of the sinful
[44.45] Like dregs of oil; it shall boil in (their) bellies,
[44.46] Like the boiling of hot water.

Q2. Can I attack the body straight away?

Nope. You must kill all the 8 arms before you can hit the Zakum body.

Q4 Must I donate money to the chief bandit of the party? So he can meso-explosion?

Doing so is subject to the party's decision.

Q5 How much money is needed to meso bomb Zakum to death?

About 50m to 200m.

Q6 Can we throw out the Zakum helm?

Yes you can, but it'll disappear.

Q8 When will Zakum Helm 2 and 3 come out?

As of now, Zakum Helm 1 is here to stay.

Q9 If I did the 3 quests, then fought Zakum, do I have to redo the 3 quests?

No. First time is to unlock Zakum. Then if you choose to do the 3 quests again,
it's to refill your supply of Eye Of Fire.

Q10 Is it compulsory to pay for Zakum slot?

No, but it increases the chance of getting one.
Helm services require payment. (free loot of helm)

Q11 Can I hold two Zakum helms at a time?

No. You can only hold 1 at a time. (equipping counts)

Q12 Adobis won't let me enter the mine quest?

These prerequisites must be met.
-Level 50 or above.
-Talked to your respective 3rd job instructor.
-Formed a party.
-There is no party already attempting the mine quest.

Q13 I'm running vista and I keep crashing at Zakum!

Run Maplestory under compatibility mode, Windows XP
(Right click Maplestory Desktop Icon, click properties)


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10. Credits
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Ossyria by Hidden Street (8th April 2010)
http://sea.hidden-street.net/map/ossyria
Monster › List by Hidden Street (8th April 2010)
http://sea.hidden-street.net/monster/list

Ayumilove Ossyria Zakum Jump Quest (+Tips) by ayumilove (20th January 2008)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJoTAvM18XQ

Zakum PQ solo play(part1) by namonakiboukensya (1st July 2006)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62ogzqTJMno

Zakum Quest 1 Map Guide by brodover (14th December 2008)
http://forums.asiasoftsea.net/showthread.php?t=540847

MapleSEA Boss Monsters Spawn time rate *NEW* by pegakok (10th September 2009)
http://forums.asiasoftsea.net/showthread.php?t=617146

Zakum Batch Sales Thread. S.Basic SB, Skillbooks. [Buyer Sponsor SOK] by SimpleWorld (3rd April 2010)
http://forums.asiasoftsea.net/showthread.php?p=11253975

!**AQUILA**!Zakum MESOS batch every Sat 10-12am. -CLOSED- by TerryG (21st November 2009)
http://forums.asiasoftsea.net/showthread.php?t=691327

[1.2.243] Aran Buff; Taxi added to Lith by Fiel (3rd July 2009)
http://www.southperry.net/showthread.php?t=13941

And anyone else I forgot to mention.

All sources were accessed on 8th April 2010.
http://forums.asiasoftsea.net/showthread.php?t=86848