MapleStory Celestial Festival Guide

MapleStory Celestial Festival Guide

calendar_todayPosted on 28th August 2020

MapleStory Celestial Festival has been released with the Astral Blessings 2.16 patch and this event might just be worth your time! The event allows players to get coins by doing a variety of tasks and use those coins to level up skills that can provide some really good benefits whilst playing MapleStory. You can get lots of EXP, Arcane River Symbols and access to a special map for leveling up characters.

Celestial Festival

The Celestial Festival (patch 216) runs from August 26th to September 22nd so you have just under a month to take advantage of this event. Unlike previous events, there is no coin shop available; instead you will use your coins to level up skills that provide you with some in-game buffs and rewards. There are 3 different categories that you can level up, and you can only choose one to participate in each week (so choose wisely!).

The three main categories are:

  • Celestial Surge - gain an EXP buff that stacks up to 50 times
  • Enter The Umbra - enter a special map with an EXP boost and easy to kill mobs
  • Unending Night - gain 2x symbols from Arcane River dailies

Celestial Festival Options

Celestial Points and Ranks

As with most events in MapleStory, you can collect points which turn into coins automatically. You can earn points in a number of different ways; you can only earn a maximum of 100 Coins per day. You can earn bonus points by doing the Fire Thief event (which is similar to previous event dailies where you can defeat a boss + mobs which gradually get stronger.)

To get Celestial Points, you will need to complete your Categories' task. For example, Unending Night (which gives 2x Arcane Symbols) gives you Celestial Points each time you complete an Arcane River daily. You can usually max your points just by completing Vanishing Journey.

You can use your points to rank up and also spend them on special skills in your Celestial Skill Menu.

There are four ranks:

  • Rank C - default rank
  • Rank B - 600 Celestial Points
  • Rank A - 1,200 Celestial Points (unlocks September 2nd)
  • Rank S - 2,200 Celestial Points (unlocks September 9th)

Each time you rank up, you'll also get he special rank up "boon". These are:

  • Rank B - Megaburninator (Level up 3 times up to level 150)
  • Rank A - Access to Sanctuary Of Stars (no boom on up to 15 stars, no boom on up to 8 stars for superior items)
  • Rank S - Unique Potential Scroll
  • Get 3,000 Celestial Points: Transfer a mount, Light Of The Eclipse Title

Celestial Festival Title

Celestial Skills

You can also trade 300 Celestial Coins for a Skill Point to use in the Celestial Skill UI. Talk to [NPC] Muhammad to manage your skills.

Celestial Skills

As you rank up, you will automatically get the IV, III, II and I skills. These provide the following benefits:

Skill Effects
Celestial Power: Rank C All Stats: +10
Attack/Magic Attack: +10
Celestial Surge: +20% per EXP Stack
The Umbra: +110% EXP, 30min duration
Unending Night: 2x Arcane River Symbols
Celestial Power: Rank B All Stats: +10
Attack/Magic Attack: +10
Celestial Surge: +25% per EXP Stack
The Umbra: +120% EXP, 35min duration
Unending Night: 2x Arcane River Symbols + 5 Nodestones from Vanishing Journey, Morass, Esfera
Celestial Power: Rank A All Stats: +10
Attack/Magic Attack: +10
Celestial Surge: +30% per EXP Stack
The Umbra: +130% EXP, 40min duration
Unending Night: 2x Arcane River Symbols + 10 Nodestones from Vanishing Journey, Morass, Esfera
Celestial Power: Rank S All Stats: +10
Attack/Magic Attack: +10
Celestial Surge: +35% per EXP Stack
The Umbra: +140% EXP, 45min duration
Unending Night: 2x Arcane River Symbols + 10 Nodestones from Vanishing Journey, Morass, Esfera

As you can see, these ranks will increase the rewards you can get. Since you need 2,200 Celestial Coins to get to Rank S, that means it will take around 20 days to achieve the highest Celestial Power. The event itself lasts for only 28 days, so if you manage to max your coins every single day, you may only get around 8 days of the final buffs.

There are plenty of other skills you can unlock too though. These skills require 1 SP (300 Celestial Coins). You won't be able to max the skills out, so you'll need to choose wisely which path you want to take.

For example, if you are doing the Unending Night, you might want to put your SP into the Festival Splendor skills, as these will grant additional symbols when completing. The three skill trees are designed for the three different categories (as the buffs will increase that categories' rewards even more).

Below is a list of all the skills available:

  • Sight
    • Festival's Intrigue: Rank C: Reduces Combo Kill Orb creation requirement to 45 kills.
    • Festival's Intrigue: Rank B: EXP Rune effect: +100%.
    • Festival's Intrigue: Rank A: Reduces Combo Kill Orb creation requirement to 40 kills.
    • Festival's Intrigue: Rank S: Combo Kill Orb EXP +100%.
    • Festival's Intrigue: Pollo & Fritto: 2x EXP from Pollo and Fritto Bounty Hunting.
    • Festival's Intrigue: Inferno Wolf: 2x EXP from participating in the Inferno Wolf hunt.
    • Festival's Intrigue: Elite Bosses: 2x Elite Boss treasure chest reward.
  • Spectators
    • Festival's Exhilaration: Rank C: 5% EXP for defeating enemies.
    • Festival's Exhilaration: Rank B: 5% EXP for defeating enemies. (Stacks with previous rank.)
    • Festival's Exhilaration: Rank A: 5% EXP for defeating enemies. (Stacks with previous ranks.)
    • Festival's Exhilaration: Rank S: 10% EXP for defeating enemies. (Stacks with previous ranks.)
    • Festival's Exhilaration: Elite Monsters: Additional Elite Monster will be summoned while hunting.
    • Festival's Exhilaration: Monster Slayer: Damage against normal monsters: +30%.
    • Festival's Exhilaration: Buff Duration: Duration of all Buffs: +15%.
  • Setting
    • Festival's Splendor: Rank C: Receive an additional Arcane Symbol for completing any of Arcane River daily quests.
    • Festival's Splendor: Rank B: Receive an additional Arcane Symbol for completing any of Arcane River daily quests. (Stacks with previous rank.)
    • Festival's Splendor: Rank A: Receive an additional Arcane Symbol for completing any of Arcane River daily quests. (Stacks with previous ranks.)
    • Festival's Splendor: Rank S: Receive the following items once per character every Wednesday at 12:00 AM UTC by talking to Muhammad at the Festival Venue map:
      • Empress Reset Ticket: Untradeable.
      • Hard Magnus Reset Ticket: Untradeable.
      • Chaos Von Bon Reset Ticket: Untradeable.
      • Chaos Pierre Reset Ticket: Untradeable.
      • Chaos Crimson Queen Reset Ticket: Untradeable.
      • Chaos Vellum Reset Ticket: Untradeable.
    • Festival's Splendor: Boss Attack Power: Attack Power when attacking Boss Monsters: +30%.
    • Festival's Splendor: Monster Park: 2x Monster Park Clear EXP.

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