Comprehensive Search for the Elixir of Life / Reuel HP Quest Guide, lv120+

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    This quest was primarily introduced into MapleRoyals to give a late game option for gaining more MaxHP. It is an effective substitute for traditional hp-washing methods for ranged attacker classes (see: Efficiency Calculation). It works best for unwashed or lightly washed characters at high levels to reach specific boss thresholds.


    - This questline is not currently accessible for mages
    - You need to be level 120+
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    Completing this quest will result in obtaining either 1-2 20 MaxHP potions or 3-5 10 MaxHP potions at random, average reward being 35 MaxHP [​IMG]

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    - This quest can be repeated infinitely and thus can be used to reach 30k hp on any non-mage character (however doing so would take years in most cases)
    - The quest can be picked up once per day and you do not have to complete it during the same day (completing it on a following day will still allow you to pick up another)
    - You can repeat the quest infinitely without the daily cooldown if your character's health is below a set threshold (9500- for most ranged attackers). See specifics:
    This quote is from the Patch 72 Update patchnotes.

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    Now, they will be infinitely repeatable (no daily cap) until the point where the user has enough base HP to reach at least 9500 base HP by level 175. This means that the quest takes the HP you still have left to gain by the levelling up to 175, and washing out the excess MP you currently have, into account. Concretely, all you have to do is visit Reuel, and accept his quests. When the quests switch over from being limitless to becoming once-per-day, you know that you will have at least 9500 HP by level 175 (or more, depending on your class).


    These are the thresholds for different classes:

    Hero: 17983
    Dark Knight / Paladin: 17658
    Bowmaster / Marksman: 9500
    Night Lord / Shadower: 9500
    Corsair: 9995
    Buccaneer: 14945
    Beginner: 6143
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    - Simply having the potions do NOT count for the treshold, meaning you can collect them in your inventory to keep doing the quests without a daily cooldown


    - The order of the 10 quests is randomised when all 10 quests have been completed and skipping a day or forfeiting will just give the same quest the following day
    - Reuel will remove any extra quest items from your inventory when completing a quest
    - The quest items will only drop from players completing that specific quest, you cannot use other characters to farm for the items
    (unless they’ve the same exact quest)



    Reuel’s Introduction

    Once you reach level 120 on any non-mage character, a lightbulb will appear above your character’s head to signify you can start the quest. Head on over to Magatia Zenumist Research Instritute 2nd Floor Hallway to meet Reuel. The stone archways inside the Institute act as gates between the hallways.
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    The ten quests

    Once you pick up a quest from Reuel, you will access one of the ten possible pre-determined quests. Each of them takes around 20-30 minutes to complete and will give 20-50 MaxHP for your character.



    The Aqua Road quest
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    Ideal farming locations
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    Estimated farming time: *
    Squid(s): 8 minutes
    Flyeye: 6 minutes
    Thanatos: 2 minutes
    Total: 16 minutes (+travel)

    Notes: Both of the squids drop the tentacles and both Dangerous Sea Gorge I and II are valid farming maps. The Flyeye map is located right before the Pianus bossmap and can be accessed from The Grave of a Wrecked Ship (sharks map).



    The World Tour quest
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    Ideal farming locations
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    Estimated farming time: *
    Dreamy ghost: 4 minutes
    Temple block monster: 4 minutes
    Giant golden monk: 8 minutes
    Total: 16 minutes (+travel)

    Notes: The giant golden monks have a lot of hp, but the droprate on the pearls is quite high to compensate.



    The Ludibrium quest
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    Ideal farming location for gigantic spirit viking
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    The gigantic spirit viking map can be accessed from the top left corner of the normal viking map (Warped Path of Time 4)

    Ideal farming location for grim phantom watch
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    The grim phantom watch map can be accessed from this platform near the bottom middle section of the normal phantom watch map (Forgotten Path of Time 4)

    Ideal farming location for gatekeeper
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    Estimated farming time: *

    Gigantic spirit viking: 4 minutes
    Grim phantom watch: 5 minutes
    Gatekeeper: 2 minutes
    Total: 11 minutes (+travel)

    Notes:
    Gigantic spirit viking and grim phantom watch maps are hidden, so I have provided instructions above on how to find these. When farming for the gigantic spirit vikings you can change channels at the bottom of the map to warp back to the top to speed up farming or just use the teleport points introduced in patch #71. For gigantic spirit vikings the teleport point is at bottom right of the map and for Grim phantom watches it is at bottom middle.



    The NLC quest
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    Ideal farming locations
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    Estimated farming time: *
    Wolf spider: 5 minutes
    Glutton ghoul: 5 minutes
    Baby typhon: 7 minutes
    Total: 17 minutes (+travel)

    Notes: The typhon eggs only drop from baby typhons, however it is still necessary to kill the adult typhons to allow for the baby typhons to spawn. The baby typhons only spawn at 4 locations across the map, near the 3 pillars resembling nests.



    The ToT quest
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    Ideal farming locations
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    Estimated farming time: *
    Memory monk: 4 minutes
    Birk(s): 8 minutes
    Homonculus: 4 minutes
    Total: 16 minutes (+travel)

    Notes: Both of the birks drop the divine clovers, so Forest: Crossroad also works for this quest, however I find Valley of the Antelope better for farming since you can just change channels to get to the top. Taking the right side path from Leafre is a faster route to the map. The homunculus map is accessed from the left side of Reuel.



    The Ulu quest
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    Ideal farming locations
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    Estimated farming time: *
    Slydgie: 4 minutes
    Petrifighter: 9 minutes
    Duku: 6 minutes
    Total: 19 minutes (+travel)

    Notes: The droprate on the razor vines is quite low, so farming petris takes most of the time here. For hunting duku, Destroyed park I also works.



    The Dragon Canyon quest
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    Ideal farming locations
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    Estimated farming time: *

    Jr. Newtie: 5 minutes
    Skelegon: 4 minutes
    Skelosaurus: 2-4 minutes
    Total: 9 minutes (+travel)

    Notes:
    The leaves only drop from the non-transforming newties, ones that turn into nest golems never drop it. I found it best to farm the Destroyed Dragon Nest middle platform over and over as it has 3 newties and only 1 transforming newtie.

    The skelegons and skelosauruses can be hunted on the same map (The Dragon Nest Left Behind) until you get the genesis skull, at which point you can move to Nest of a Dead Dragon (one map left) for more skelegons specifically. Overall this is one of the fastest quests to complete as you can hunt for two of the items at the same time and travelling distances are short.



    The Dragon Forest quest
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    Ideal farming location for green mushroom
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    The green mushroom tree can be accessed from the top right corner of The Forest South of Ellinia.

    Ideal farming location for dark cornian
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    The cornian tomb can be accessed by jumping into the pit at the bottom right corner of Dragon Forest I.

    Ideal farming location for blue wyvern
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    Blue Wyvern’s Nest can be accessed by pressing up at the top right corner of Canyon: East Road.

    Estimated farming time: *
    Green mushroom: 4 minutes
    Dark cornian: 8 minutes
    Blue wyvern: 5 minutes
    Total: 17 minutes (+travel)

    Notes: The ideal map locations for this quest are hidden, so refer to the images provided above if you are having difficulty finding them. I recommend using the NPC Karcasa to reach Ellinia quickly by heading right from Ariant. Leafre is accessible from the portal at The Field Up North of Ellinia.



    The West Minar Forest Quest

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    Ideal farming locations
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    Estimated farming time: *
    Rash: 4 minutes
    Hobi: 3 minutes
    Dragon turtle: 3 minutes
    Total: 10 minutes (+travel)

    Notes: This is one of the fastest quests. The drop rates on the items are high, the monsters are quite weak and all of the areas are close to each other. Ideal for farming. Both of the dragon turtles drop the scales.



    The Central Minar Forest Quest

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    Ideal farming locations
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    Estimated farming time: *
    Black kentaurus: 2 minutes
    Birk: 3 minutes
    Brexton: 3 minutes
    Total: 8 minutes (+travel)

    Notes: This is one of the fastest quests. The drop rates on the items are high, the monsters are quite weak and all of the areas are close to each other. Ideal for farming. Only the white birks drop the horns though, the dark ones do not.



    * The estimated farming times listed here are averages I get doing these quests on my lv200 Bowmaster without any of my attack gear included (gloves, cape, shoes). I will also keep updating these figures if I notice changes.



    Efficiency Calculation

    The following rewards are possible:
    3x 10 MaxHP
    4x 10 MaxHP
    5x 10 MaxHP
    1x 20 MaxHP
    2x 20 MaxHP
    ---> on average you gain 35 hp / quest

    Each of the quests takes about 25 minutes to complete.
    ---> on average you gain 84 hp / hour

    This is about 9-10 APR worth of hp for most attacker classes (sans warrior, bucc) assuming a 12-15k hp wash goal (with higher goals washing becomes more efficient).
    ---> on average you gain about 100 million mesos worth of hp / hour in the best case scenario (thieves, archers, corsairs)

    Considering the common farming methods total around 100m+ / hour, farming for APRs and using the traditional hp washing method is quite similar to this. The difference is in being limited to 1 quest per day after the hp treshold. However for warriors and buccs traditional APR washing is much more effective.

    With an example of an unwashed 6k hp character, reaching 30k hp would take 600 days or almost 2 years of completing this quest daily. You would have to spend about 250 hours of farming and travelling to complete the quests.




    Conclusions

    This quest is similar to traditional hp washing for effectiveness, unless you play warriors or buccs. The main drawback is the time it takes for the quest to cool down (once per day). However using this quest to obtain significant amounts of hp takes a notably long time to accomplish.

    As of Patch 72, using this to reach 9500+ hp on unwashed characters is recommended if you do not have any current base INT, since the quests can be repeated without cooldown.

    Having the same exact quest on another character can be used for farming the etcs, so technically you could set up specific quest farming mules. As mages are excluded from these quests, high level corsairs with aerial strike ability might be the ideal candidates (these are quite rare to have though). Just the mules themselves could not complete the quest, or the quest on them would be rotated.



    Credits

    https://global.hidden-street.net/ for providing mob images
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    VincentOL for creating the original Elixir of Life guide
    LichWiz for creating the chaos elixir droprate thread
    ImVeryJelly, JulesCarpe, Tsue and KWJ for additional information
     
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    Nice guide! Very detailed!
     
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    I really hope they increase the HP gain. This is way too inefficient, just simply ridiculous. You gain +20HP in the best case, and in 100days you get ~1300 HP averagely.
    For spending 100hours of your life time on this. That just sucks.
     
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    It would be nice if those hp earning rates are put into each of the MapleRoyals quests, so it becomes more fun and inclusive to do them all! It is only an opinion that I would like the Royals team will take it into account
     
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    That saved my life, thanks!
     
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    Forsaken soul from Gigantic spirit viking had approx ~50% drop rate - Kill all mobs from top to bottom, change channel and you'll be teleported back to top, no need to go from bottom to top.
    Ectoplasm from Grim Phantom Watch had approx ~25-30% drop rate - This one took the longest due to low # of mobs in each platform, changing channel doesn't bring you to the top.

    total time it took for me ~15min
     
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    Thanks, I'll update this soon once I get the other quest myself to confirm how it works =)
     
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    The problem currently is that the new quest rewards are not consistent. When I did the new deep ludi dungeon quest on the 2nd day of the patch, it showed tonic of creation in the NPC dialogue window, but still rewarded me with a chaos elixir. And now we got this in last night's patchnotes:

    "Reuel's new Elixir of Life quests will correctly reward the same item shown in the NPC dialogue."

    Now I am not sure which one of them is the intended reward for the quest and it'll likely take me a week before I can get that quest to show up again. So I'd appreciate to know the reward for this quest if anyone got this today or after today.
     
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    sorry for the bad image quality, but got this new quest from Leafre today. DF1DEC4B-F9D2-436C-966E-5B42F43E2E8E.jpeg F2760DB0-F613-46A3-9FEB-DF19100726DB.jpeg
     
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    The two new quests have been added to the guide (I'll add the ideal farming locations later this week for these two, however they're fairly obvious). Also added estimated farming times for all the mobs involved. The update resulted in a slight increase in average hp gained from Reuel's quests.

    Thanks everyone who provided additional information! I added you to Credits as well
     
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    The guide has been finished for now as the game finally gave me the Dragon canyon quest. Im sorry it took a week. I added the map guides and farming times for the new quests and the notes on these have been expanded. You should particularly note that the Leaf of Instinct items are only dropped by non-transforming newties.
     
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    Thanks, Nivi! :tobenaww:
     
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    Okay, there was an update to the Elixir of Life quests today, 1st of all it's now accessible at lv120. 2nd of all, the droprates have definedly been increased. I got the NLC quest today and my farming times went from 8min to 4min (wolf spider), 7min to 5min (glutton ghoul) and 10min to 7min (baby typhon). It's not enough data to draw too many conclusions yet, but looks like a +50% increase in droprates across the board. I'll update the farmtime figures when I feel confident enough in them, but the level has been corrected ofc. You seeing better droprates too?

    However I got this when returning the quest.

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    I really hope it'll work tomorrow =)

    EDIT:
    It's now the following day and still the same message. I even forfeitted and did another quest, no progress. Looks like Elixir of Life is out of commission for now =(
     
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    Got the same message here...nooooOOOOOoOO
     
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    Not only does the quest work again, but it seems Reuel doesnt remove the extra quest items not related to that particular quest from your inventory.. meaning i'll have free quest completions in the future. Still monitoring on the new droprates. Today Ulu drops went from: slydgie 5min to 4min, petri 12min to 9min and duku 9min to 5min
     
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    Great guide!

    perhaps your equipment is stronger or level is higher, I find the farming times much longer than written here. I would say 1.5x to 2x longer. All in all very informative, looks like we can start to farm more hp this patch!
     
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    Thanks! I do my hp quests on an old lv200 BM im trying to fix =)

    Just got a chaos elixir from the ToT quest with a mystery box reward icon. This means I need to keep record of the rewards for weeks to figure out the true droprates of these. If you want to keep record too, that would be helpful =)
     
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    got tonic of creation from ludi quest :( shouldnt it be chaos elixir ? or they changed it during this patch ^_^'
     
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