MapleStory Guide – Bigfoot

A relatively powerful boss added in the Crimsonwood Keep patch in ’08. A pain of a thing to kill, but really not too difficult when done right, even so; still a pain.

Boss info: Bigfoot is a pretty simple boss, it spawns in about 13 (roughly) different maps in Crimsonwood Forest. It has no real abilities and nothing much to look out for… except its ridiculously high touch damage. This beast will hit you for upwards of 12,000 damage, though funnily enough its magic “stomp” attack is completely harmless. It has several frames where it is “invincible” meaning your attacks will miss it completely, irritating, I know, but with that comes it’s biggest weakness.

If Bigfoot is pushed to either edge of the map, and I mean the very edge, it will get somewhat stuck. After you hit it, it’ll begin it’s knock back animation (assuming you hit it hard enough) which is unusually long, once it finally gets over it, it’ll be facing away from you; off the screen. You have about 1 second here to knock it back again before it comes stampeding into you. If you maintain the knock back it’ll stay stuck, turning it into a joke of a boss. Makes it very easy to get through its 32,000,000HP. On that note, it also gives a lot of EXP considering its HP, making it a rather sought after boss (mostly for leeching unfortunately), aside from that, it has no valuable drops aside from its toe, used for the deputy pendant quest.

Maplestory Guide – Pianus

A favourite of most Paladins out there I’m sure. With 4th job Pianus a total joke now, a decent (full) party can expect to take one down in 5 minutes easily. Pianus can be found at the bottom of Aqua Dungeon, where it spawns every 24 (Right) to 36 (Left) hours.

The left Pianus has 24,000,000HP while the right Pianus has 30,000,000HP

Minimum HP: 3,800 (Left), 4,900. (Right) You might be able to try earlier though it’ll be risky.

Boss info: Pretty simple really, all you need is the minimum HP and at least one person who can do 10,000+ every hit. (Dark Knights and Heroes are excellent for this) The reason for this is because Pianus summons bombs which will explode when their HP is between 1 and 5,000, dealing around 10,000 damage to anyone nearby, ouch. Not nearly as dangerous as it sounds though.

Aside from that, Pianus has all the typical attacks you’d expect: a big beam dealing 3,700~ (left) or 4,700~ (right), avoidable 10t weights that drop down dealing the same damage as the beam and of course, HP 1/MP 1. It also casts physical and magic immunity. (far too frequently if you ask me…) It can also dispel and lock skills, though the right side will only do this if someone is standing behind it (in it). If you’ve been wondering what I mean by left and right, two Pianus (Pianii?) can spawn in the same map, obviously on the left and right side. Though similar, they have several differences: The left one has lower attack, hp and defence. But dispels and locks skills far far more often. It also gives around 300,000 less experience than the right one.