MapleStory Zakum Guide

MapleStory Zakum Guide

calendar_todayPosted on 16th October 2020

Once the most feared boss in MapleStory, Zakum is now one of the easiest bosses in the game for new players to defeat. Zakum has three different modes: Easy Zakum, Normal Zakum and Chaos Zakum. Whilst Zakum does provide some useful gear and items for mid-game players, it is no longer considered an end-game boss. That being said, Zakum is still pretty fun to beat up and provides some useful weekly boss drops.

Zakum

Originally Zakum was released as the end-game boss during the era when there was no fourth job. Up to 30 players could party up to take him down and earn powerful drops such as Zakum Helmet. Later on, Zakum would end up dropping fourth job skill books, making it a popular boss years after it came out. Zakum was first released in patch 0.23 in MapleStory Global (May 2006!).

Today, the landscape is very different. Zakum was completely revamped in patch v.172 where its art and animations were updated to use MapleStory's new skeleton engine. The update included brand new attacks for Zakum and a removal of the requirements to summon him (you used to have to do an annoying Jump Quest to obtain the Fire Of Eye item used to summon Zakum. You now get this item by talking to the entrance NPC). There are three different versions of Zakum:

  • Easy Zakum (Level 50+)
  • Normal Zakum (Level 90+)
  • Chaos Zakum (Level 90+)

There are several ways to fight Zakum. You can either queue up using the Party Boss Tab option, or head straight to the Zakum entrance map: El Nath The Door To Zakum.

You can clear Easy and Normal Zakum once per day. Chaos Zakum can be cleared once per week.

Most players solo Zakum as a boss, since player's damage has grown incredibly high that the boss is easy to defeat even with no gear.

Zakum Prequests

There are no prequests for Zakum anymore. They have removed the annoying jump quest and the mine's puzzle game that you needed to complete in order to get the Eye Of Fire item.

Adobis Zakum NPC

Instead, you can simply talk to NPC Adobis and get a free Eye Of Fire item whenever you like. The only requirement is level.

To summon Zakum, you'll need to drop the Eye Of Fire item in the center of the map Final Mission: Zakum's Altar.

Easy Zakum

Easy Zakum can be taken on at level 50. You head to the map Zakum entrance map: El Nath The Door To Zakum and talk to NPC Adobis to obtain a Eye Of Fire Chunk, which is different to the normal Eye Of Fire (make sure you select Receive an offering for Zakum -> Easy Zakum).

You get a total of 50 lives. It's the easiest boss in the game!

Total HP: 3,800,000 HP

Phase 1

  • Arm Smash Down - Zakum will periodically summon his arms to smash down on you. If you get hit, it deals 50% damage

Phase 2

  • Platform Summon - He will summon 3 platforms either side of him, whilst the floor turns to a fire pit. This deals roughly 20% damage over time.
  • Platform Summon Handclap - He will also select a random platform on either side to have a laser hit. If you get hit it's 1hit KO.
  • After a period of time, you will return to Phase 1.

Phase 3

Phase 3 begins once you have defeated all of Zakum's arms

  • Summons Mobs - Periodically summons mobs to attack you
  • Zakum Energy Explosion - A full map attack that deals 99% damage

Phase 4

Phase 4 begins when Zakum has less than 20% health

  • Teleport Attack - Zakum will teleport to a random location and a summon a green shield cube. You need to be inside the shield cube before Zakum teleports else you will die.
  • Stalactites - These will fall from the ceiling and deal damage to you and cause you to be stunned.

Useful Rewards

  • Zakum Helmet

Normal Zakum

Normal Zakum can be taken on at level 90. In Reboot Worlds, most players will challenge Zakum at around level 100 due to the damage penalties that have against high level monsters. Normal Zakum is a great way to get from level 100-110 as the boss gives great EXP. You should go into Zakum with Rune EXP buff + others if you have them to get the most EXP you can.

You head to the map Zakum entrance map: El Nath The Door To Zakum and talk to NPC Adobis to obtain an Eye Of Fire, (make sure you select Receive an offering for Zakum -> Normal/Chaos Zakum).

You have a total of 5 lives for Normal Zakum.

Total HP: 12,600,000 HP

For the most part, the fight is exactly the same as Easy Zakum, except now his attacks deal more damage.

Phase 1

  • Arm Smash Down - Zakum will periodically summon his arms to smash down on you. If you get hit, it deals 90% damage!

Zakum Arm Smash

Phase 2

  • Platform Summon - He will summon 3 platforms either side of him, whilst the floor turns to a fire pit. This deals roughly 20% damage over time.
  • Platform Summon Handclap - He will also select a random platform on either side to have a laser hit. If you get hit it's 1hit KO.
  • After a period of time, you will return to Phase 1.

Phase 3

Phase 3 begins once you have defeated all of Zakum's arms

  • Summons Mobs - Periodically summons mobs to attack you
  • Zakum Energy Explosion - A full map attack that deals 99% damage

Phase 4

Phase 4 begins when Zakum has less than 20% health

  • Teleport Attack - Zakum will teleport to a random location and a summon a green shield cube. You need to be inside the shield cube before Zakum teleports else you will die.
  • Stalactites - These will fall from the ceiling and deal damage to you and cause you to be stunned.

Useful Rewards

  • Zakum Helmet
  • Condensed Power Crystal
  • Aquatic Letter Eye Accessory

Chaos Zakum

Chaos Zakum is where this boss gets a little bit interesting. The HP levels have been increased to Hard Magnus levels, meaning you need to have a decently geared character, despite the requirements needing you to only be level 90 to enter. Chaos Zakum is usually only good for: Power Crystals and Fodder Gear for Transfer Hammer. The equipment he drops isn't of any use to you once you can take him down.

You head to the map Zakum entrance map: El Nath The Door To Zakum and talk to NPC Adobis to obtain an Eye Of Fire, (make sure you select Receive an offering for Zakum -> Normal/Chaos Zakum).

You have a total of 5 lives for Chaos Zakum.

Total HP: 168,000,00,000 HP!

For the most part, the fight is exactly the same as Normal Zakum, except now his attacks deal more damage.

Phase 1

  • Arm Smash Down - Zakum will periodically summon his arms to smash down on you. If you get hit, it deals 100% damage!
  • Zakum's arms will regenerate over time until Phase 3.

Zakum Arm Regenerating

Phase 2

  • Platform Summon - He will summon 3 platforms either side of him, whilst the floor turns to a fire pit. This deals roughly 20% damage over time.
  • Platform Summon Handclap - He will also select a random platform on either side to have a laser hit. If you get hit it's 1hit KO.
  • After a period of time, you will return to Phase 1.

Phase 3

Phase 3 begins once you have defeated all of Zakum's arms

  • Summons Mobs - Periodically summons mobs to attack you
  • Zakum Energy Explosion - A full map attack that deals 99% damage

Phase 4

Phase 4 begins when Zakum has less than 20% health

  • Teleport Attack - Zakum will teleport to a random location and a summon a green shield cube. You need to be inside the shield cube before Zakum teleports else you will die.
  • Stalactites - These will fall from the ceiling and deal damage to you and cause you to be stunned.

Cube Shield

Useful Rewards

  • Intense Power Crystal (Sell for 48million mesos in Reboot World)
  • Condensed Power Crystal
  • Aquatic Letter Eye Accessory
  • Transfer Hammer Gear: Enraged Zakum Cape (for Absolab Cape)

You can of course also get Cubes, Rebirth Flames and other drops from Zakum. Adding it your weekly/daily bosses can be a good way to acquire extra items and mesos.

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