Legion Grid.png

Legion System, also known as Maple Union, is an in-game system that allows players to use their characters as attackers on a battlefield while having them to give bonuses account-wide based on the level and job of each character.

This system replaced the Character Card system while retaining the aspect of character bonuses. Players now obtain additional benefits from the Synergy Grid / Union Board in place of the previous deck bonuses. [1]

Legion basics

To start a Legion, a player must have one of the following:

  1. A minimum total level of 500 across all characters in their account of a particular world. Only the highest level Zero character will count towards the total level, and any other characters must be at least Level 60 with 2nd Job Advancement completed in order to count for a Legion.
  2. A character that has reached Level 200 and completed the 5th Job Advancement.

As the player raises their ranks in the Legion, they will be able to place more characters as attackers on their grid. A legion member that is not placed on the synergy grid still contributes to minimum total level requirement.

Synergy Grid

The Synergy Grid, or the Union Board, is where the player places their characters to obtain various additional stat bonuses (on top of the bonuses given from each character). Each area on the grid is devoted to giving a certain stat bonus, with the total area increasing as the player levels up their Legion.

Legion Member effects

Below are the effects of placing characters on the board. All the stat bonuses (STR, DEX, INT, and LUK) are final stat bonuses and are not affected by % stat bonuses.

Job Bonus (B/A/S/SS/SSS)
Warrior Hero STR: +10/20/40/80/100
Warrior Paladin STR: +10/20/40/80/100
Warrior Dark Knight Max HP: +2/3/4/5/6%
Magician Magician (Fire, Poison) Max MP: +2/3/4/5/6%
Magician Magician (Ice, Lightning) INT: +10/20/40/80/100
Magician Bishop INT: +10/20/40/80/100
Bowman Bowmaster DEX: +10/20/40/80/100
Bowman Marksman Critical Rate: +1/2/3/4/5%
Bowman Pathfinder DEX: +10/20/40/80/100
Thief Night Lord Critical Rate: +1/2/3/4/5%
Thief Shadower LUK: +10/20/40/80/100
Thief Dual Blade LUK: +10/20/40/80/100
Pirate Buccaneer STR: +10/20/40/80/100
Pirate Corsair Summon Duration: +4/6/8/10/12%
Pirate Cannoneer STR: +10/20/40/80/100
Pirate Jett Critical Damage: +1/2/3/5/6%
Cygnus Knights
Job Bonus (B/A/S/SS/SSS)
Warrior Dawn Warrior Max HP: +250/500/1000/2000/2500
Magician Blaze Wizard INT: +10/20/40/80/100
Bowman Wind Archer DEX: +10/20/40/80/100
Thief Night Walker LUK: +10/20/40/80/100
Pirate Thunder Breaker STR: +10/20/40/80/100
Warrior Mihile Max HP: +250/500/1000/2000/2500
Job Bonus (B/A/S/SS/SSS)
Warrior Aran 70% chance to recover 2/4/6/8/10% of Max HP with each attack.
Magician Evan 70% chance to recover 2/4/6/8/10% of Max MP with each attack.
Bowman Mercedes Skill Cooldown: -2/3/4/5/6%[2]
Thief Phantom Mesos Obtained: +1/2/3/4/5%
Pirate Shade Critical Damage: +1/2/3/5/6%
Magician Luminous INT: +10/20/40/80/100
Job Bonus (B/A/S/SS/SSS)
Warrior Demon Slayer Abnormal Status Resistance: +1/2/3/4/5
Warrior Demon Avenger Boss Damage: +1/2/3/5/6%
Warrior Blaster Ignored Enemy Defense: +1/2/3/5/6%
Magician Battle Mage INT: +10/20/40/80/100
Bowman Wild Hunter 20% chance to deal increased damage when attacking: 4/8/12/16/20%
Pirate Mechanic Buff Duration: +5/10/15/20/25%
Thief/Pirate Xenon STR, DEX, and LUK: +5/10/20/40/50
Job Bonus (B/A/S/SS/SSS)
Warrior Hayato Critical Damage: +1/2/3/5/6%
Magician Kanna Boss Damage: +1/2/3/5/6%
Job Bonus (B/A/S/SS/SSS)
Warrior Kaiser STR: +10/20/40/80/100
Bowman Kain DEX: +10/20/40/80/100
Thief Cadena LUK: +10/20/40/80/100
Pirate Angelic Buster DEX: +10/20/40/80/100
Job Bonus (B/A/S/SS/SSS)
Warrior Adele STR: +10/20/40/80/100
Magician Illium INT: +10/20/40/80/100
Pirate Ark STR: +10/20/40/80/100
Job Bonus (B/A/S/SS/SSS)
Magician Lara INT: +10/20/40/80/100
Thief Hoyoung LUK: +10/20/40/80/100
Job Bonus (B/A/S/SS/SSS)
Warrior Zero EXP Obtained: +4/6/8/10/12%
Magician Kinesis INT: +10/20/40/80/100
Magician Beast Tamer Ignored Enemy Defense: +1/2/3/5/6%
Pirate Mo Xuan Critical Damage: +1/2/3/5/6%

Lab Server Legion Blocks

These were two special blocks obtainable only by participating in the Lab Server Event. Both blocks do not take up any member slots and can be used at the same time, essentially giving players +2 blocks regardless of their current Legion Member limit.

The Lab Server was a temporary server in which for a limited-time, you can play in Lab world where you can experience different concepts and try out new systems. Monsters were 3x as strong, and drop rates were doubled, equipment from hunting were enhanced with Potential, the scroll enhancement limit is removed, and your character's level and stats will reset after death. All character data will be deleted when Lab world closes, but the rewards are kept for use on your characters in the regular servers.

Lab Server Legion Block Enhanced Lab Server Legion Block
LabSvr.png EnhLabSvr.png
Attack Power & Magic ATT +5/10/15/20/25 Attack Power & Magic ATT +7/14/21/28/35

Synergy Grid bonuses

The Synergy Grid has two main areas, the Inner Grid and the Outer Grid. When the player first start a Legion, the player will be given the entire Inner Grid, which gives the following bonuses based on the location of the characters placed on it. The location of each of these bonuses can be switched around for convenience. These stat bonuses are not final stat bonuses, meaning that they are affected by % stat bonuses.

  • STR (+5 per square)
  • DEX (+5 per square)
  • INT (+5 per square)
  • STR (+5 per square)
  • Max HP (+250 per square)
  • Max MP (+250 per square)
  • Weapon Attack (+1 per square)
  • Magic Attack (+1 per square)

As the player unlocks higher Legion levels, the player will gain access to the Outer Grid, which will have a capped amount of space/squares based on the player's current Legion level (maximum of 40 per area). The location of each of these bonuses cannot be switched around.

  • Abnormal Status Resistance (+1 per square)
  • Monster EXP (+0.25% per square)
  • Critical Rate (+1% per square)
  • Boss Damage (+1% per square)
  • Knockback Resistance (+1% per square)
  • Buff Duration (+1% per square)
  • Ignored Enemy Defense (+1% per square)
  • Critical Damage (+0.50% per square)

Each character has a different shaped piece that can occupy the Synergy Grid, based on their level and class (Warrior, Magician, Bowman, Thief, Pirate).

Character Shapes
Class B Rank A Rank S Rank SS Rank SSS Rank
Legion System Warrior Block.png Warrior Legion Tile B All.png Legion Tile A All.png Legion Tile S Type1.png Legion Tile SS Warrior.png Legion Tile SSS Warrior.png
Legion System Magician Block.png Magician Legion Tile B All.png Legion Tile A All.png Legion Tile S Type2.png Legion Tile SS Mage.png Legion Tile SSS Mage.png
Legion System Bowman Block.png Bowman Legion Tile B All.png Legion Tile A All.png Legion Tile S Type2.png Legion Tile SS Bowman.png Legion Tile SSS Bowman.png
Legion System Thief Block.png Thief Legion Tile B All.png Legion Tile A All.png Legion Tile S Type2.png Legion Tile SS Thief.png Legion Tile SSS Thief.png
Legion System Pirate Block.png Pirate Legion Tile B All.png Legion Tile A All.png Legion Tile S Type1.png Legion Tile SS Pirate.png Legion Tile SSS Pirate.png
Legion System Xenon Block.png Xenon Legion Tile B All.png Legion Tile A All.png Legion Tile S Type2.png Legion Tile SS Thief.png Legion Tile SSS Xenon.png
Legion System Legend Block.png Lab Server Legion Block Legion Tile B All.png Legion Tile A All.png Legion Tile S Type2.png Legion Tile SS Thief.png Legion Tile SSS Lab.png
Legion System Legend Block.png Enhanced Lab Server Legion Block Legion Tile B All.png Legion Tile A All.png Legion Tile S Type2.png Legion Tile SS EnhLabSvr.png Legion Tile EnhLabSvr.png
MapleStory M Legion Tile SS Bowman.png

The rank of a card is determined by the level of the character.

  • Rank B: Lv. 60-99 (Lv. 130-159 for Zero)
  • Rank A: Lv. 100-139 (Lv. 160-179 for Zero)
  • Rank S: Lv. 140-199 (Lv. 180-199 for Zero)
  • Rank SS: Lv. 200-249
  • Rank SSS: Lv. 250

Synergy Grid size

Grid Size
Rank Required Total Grid Size (area) Inner Grid (per stat) Outer Grid (per stat)
Nameless Legion Rank 1.png Nameless Legion Rank I (500) 12 × 10 15 0
Nameless Legion Rank 4.png Nameless Legion Rank IV (2,000) 14 × 12 6
Renowned Legion Rank 1.png Renowned Legion Rank I (3,000) 16 × 14 13
Renowned Legion Rank 3.png Renowned Legion Rank III (4,000) 18 × 16 21
Renowned Legion Rank 5.png Renowned Legion Rank V (5,000) 20 × 18 30
Heroic Legion Rank 2.png Heroic Legion Rank II (6,000) 22 × 20 40

Legion ranking

There are four tiers in the Legion: Nameless Legion, Renowned Legion, Heroic Legion, and Legendary Legion. Each tier is sub-divided into four ranks.

Legion Ranking
Rank Total Lv. Req. Coins Req. (from prev.) Coins Req. (total) Legion Members
Nameless Legion Rank 1.png Nameless Legion Rank I 500 0 0 9
Nameless Legion Rank 2.png Nameless Legion Rank II 1,000 120 120 10
Nameless Legion Rank 3.png Nameless Legion Rank III 1,500 140 260 11
Nameless Legion Rank 4.png Nameless Legion Rank IV 2,000 150 410 12
Nameless Legion Rank 5.png Nameless Legion Rank V 2,500 160 570 13
Renowned Legion Rank 1.png Renowned Legion Rank I 3,000 170 740 18
Renowned Legion Rank 2.png Renowned Legion Rank II 3,500 430 1,170 19
Renowned Legion Rank 3.png Renowned Legion Rank III 4,000 450 1,620 20
Renowned Legion Rank 4.png Renowned Legion Rank IV 4,500 470 2,090 21
Renowned Legion Rank 5.png Renowned Legion Rank V 5,000 490 2,580 22
Heroic Legion Rank 1.png Heroic Legion Rank I 5,500 510 3,090 27
Heroic Legion Rank 2.png Heroic Legion Rank II 6,000 930 4,020 28
Heroic Legion Rank 3.png Heroic Legion Rank III 6,500 960 4,980 29
Heroic Legion Rank 4.png Heroic Legion Rank IV 7,000 1,000 5,980 30
Heroic Legion Rank 5.png Heroic Legion Rank V 7,500 1,030 7,010 31
Legendary Legion Rank 1.png Legendary Legion Rank I 8,000 1,060 8,070 36
Legendary Legion Rank 2.png Legendary Legion Rank II 8,500 2,200 10,270 37
Legendary Legion Rank 3.png Legendary Legion Rank III 9,000 2,300 12,570 38
Legendary Legion Rank 4.png Legendary Legion Rank IV 9,500 2,350 14,920 39
Legendary Legion Rank 5.png Legendary Legion Rank V 10,000 2,400 17,320 40

Legion Raid

When the player places the characters on the grid, they will become part of a Legion Raid, where they are drafted into a battle against an enormous dragon (with varying amounts of health depending on the dragon). The character the player is on can also join the battle and attack freely, whereas the player's other characters are controlled by AI in a fixed postion. There are also Wyverns that spawn in the map that only the player's current character can attack, and must be defeated for daily Legion-related quests. the player's attackers will always deal damage to the dragon, even when the player are not logged in and when the game is offline for maintenance.

Squire Pancho Sanza

Each character on the grid will deal a certain amount of damage per second based on their level and Star Force (damage range has no direct impact). The total amount of damage per second (Listed as Raid Power in the Legion Window) will accumulate and be displayed on the player's Synergy Grid, impacting how many Etc Legion Coin.png Legion Coins the player can obtain, which are used for ranking up the player's Legion and purchasing useful items from Squire Pancho Sanza.

When the player enters the battle, the dragon's HP bar will be shown with two colors, bright green and purple. The bright green represents the amount of damage the player's current character can deal, while the purple part represents the amount of damage the player's characters can deal. If the player attack the dragon and deplete the bright green HP area, a shield will appear and protect the dragon from the player's attacks; from that point, only the player's characters can damage the dragon at that point, until the dragon dies and a new one takes its place. Likewise, the player's characters will deplete the bright green HP area once the purple area is depleted.

Dame Appropriation

For every 100,000,000,000 (100 billion) damage dealt to the giant dragon, the player will receive one Legion Coin. Another way to obtain coins is via Dame Appropriation's daily quests:

  • Defeat 100 Dragon Whelps of any kind (excluding Golden Wyvern): Etc Legion Coin.png × 10
  • Defeat 20 Golden Wyverns: Etc Legion Coin.png × 20

The player's total coins is displayed on the top left in the game screen. Once the player leaves the map (by clicking the Retreat button on the right side), the player will be sent to an exit map and Dame Appropriation will reward the player coins.

Game ranking

Legion rank rewards

There is a ranking system in place for total coins obtained throughout the week. At the end of the week (Sunday at 11:30 PM to Monday at 12:30 AM, based on the player's server's time zone), the rankings will be calculated, coins obtained thereafter will not count toward the ranking during that time frame.

The top 100 players will receive the Legion Rank Mount and the top player receives the Legion of Extraordinary Maplers Chair in addition to it. Both rewards expire in 7 days.

External Links

StrategyWiki Page (for information on formulas/calculations)


  1. Get Stronger With The Legion System. GlobalMS. Retrieved 17 April 2021.
  2. Takes priority over equipment potential, and cooldown cannot be lower than 1 second. Does not apply to certain skills.
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