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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Shining Moon and general gameplay information and tips.

If this is your first time playing Ragnarok Online, our Introduction to Ragnarok Online will help you with the game. For players who are transitioning from Classic (99/50 max level) or Pre-Renewal (transcendent and 99/70 max level) to Renewal (250/50 max level) in Shining Moon, it is strongly recommended for you to also check out basic information and details about the server such as rates, max stats, and max level are in the Server Information page.

Additionally, feel free to ask questions to other players and GMs on Shining Moon's Discord server; you can connect to it here:

Getting Started - Leveling and Other Basic Information

What is the max Level/Job Level/Stats/ASPD?

See also: Server Information

  • 4th Class: 250/50, 130 max stats, 193 ASPD, 100 max special stats
  • 3rd Class: 200/70, 130 max stats, 193 ASPD. Also applies to Kagerou, Oboro, and Rebellion.
  • 2nd Transcendent Class: 99/70, 99 max stats, 190 ASPD. Also applies to Ninja and Gunslinger.
  • 2nd Class: 99/50, 99 max stats. Also applies to Taekwon Kid, Star Gladiator, and Soul Linker.

Where should I level?

See also: Leveling Guide

Where is the Job Changer/Resetter/Card Remover/other convenience NPCs?

See also: Main Office

Most convenience NPCs are inside the Main Office building in Fortessa, just a little to the left of the center of the town.


Can I job change into a 3rd Class without transcending/rebirth?

You could but you will miss out on a lot of benefits if you don't transcend/go through the rebirth process. Upon transcending/rebirthing, you gain additional MaxHP, MaxSP, and stat points. You will be able to learn trans-only skills and wear trans-only equipments as well. It is highly recommended to reach Job Lv 70 before changing into 3rd Class; otherwise you will never be able to gain the missing skill points from job changing at Job Lv 69 or lower.

In short, this is the typical character progression:

Novice 1st Class 2nd Class High Novice Trans 1st Class Trans 2nd Class Trans 3rd Class 4th Class
Swordman Knight High Swordman Lord Knight Rune Knight Dragon Knight
Crusader Paladin Royal Guard Imperial Guard
Thief Assassin High Thief Assassin Cross Guillotine Cross Shadow Cross
Rogue Stalker Shadow Chaser Abyss Chaser
Archer Hunter High Archer Sniper Ranger Windhawk
Bard/Dancer Clown/Gypsy Maestro/Wanderer Troubadour/Trouvere
Merchant Blacksmith High Merchant Mastersmith Mechanic Meister
Alchemist Biochemist Genetic Biolo
Mage Wizard High Mage High Wizard Warlock Arch Mage
Sage Professor Sorcerer Elemental Master
Acolyte Priest High Acolyte High Priest Arch Bishop Cardinal
Monk Champion Sura Inquisitor

Baby or adopted characters, and non-transcendent classes typically progress as follows:

Novice 1st Class 2nd Class 3rd Class
Swordman Knight Rune Knight
Crusader Royal Guard
Thief Assassin Guillotine Cross
Rogue Shadow Chaser
Archer Hunter Ranger
Bard/Dancer Maestro/Wanderer
Merchant Blacksmith Mechanic
Alchemist Genetic
Mage Wizard Warlock
Sage Sorcerer
Acolyte Priest Arch Bishop
Monk Sura
Gunslinger Rebellion
Ninja Kagerou/Oboro
Super Novice Expanded Super Novice
Taekwon Kid Star Gladiator
Soul Linker

There are some pros and cons of playing a non-transcendent class.

  • Pros:
    • You can reach higher levels relatively faster than trans classes.
    • You can access certain dungeons and instances earlier.
    • Some newer equipments like Faceworm Skins and Temporal Boots are customized in Shining Moon, so that Rebellion, Kagerou, and Oboro class can equip them.
    • Baby 3rd classes are utterly adorable.
  • Cons:
    • You'll miss out on the HP + SP bonus from transcending, and you cannot learn trans-only skills.
    • You cannot wear trans-only equipments.
    • Rebellion, Kagerou, Oboro, and Expanded Super Novice are notorious for their low HP and SP pool.
    • Taekwon Kid, Star Gladiator, and Soul Linker are capped at Lv 99, so they cannot access any content for Lv 100 and higher.

What about Dorams?

The cat-like Doram race only has one class, which is Summoner which can reach 200/50. Their 2nd job is called Spirit Handler and can reach 250/50, and do not transcend.

You can help improve the Doram race by reporting bugs related to them and their skills.

I need an item to use a skill, where do I get it? / I got this item, what can I do with it?

This section is a work in progress.

Item Obtainable from Usage Image
Wolf Flute, Swordman Class Mount, Cart, and various rentals Universal Rental NPC /navi prontera 148/195 (also available in all town spawn points) NPC image?
Enriched Oridecon and Enriched Elunium Cash Shop Suhnbi /navi payon 157/146 can use Enriched minerals to overupgrade your weapons and armors. See the Refinement System page for details. File:Suhnbi.jpg
Gym Pass Cash Shop, Lucky 3 Slot Machine Ripped Cabus /navi payon 173/141 accepts your Gym Passes and will increase your Weight Limit. File:RippedCabus.jpg
Thanks Invest Ticket Daily Rewards, Guild Dungeon Investment System Purchase WoE equipments and supplies from the Thanks Ticket Machine /navi malangdo 215/119 File:MLDInvest.jpg
Moon Coins Automated Events, Daily Rewards, Battlegrounds Daily Rewards, Monster Hunter Daily Rewards, and more! Purchase items from The Claw and the Vending Machine in Eden HQ, play the Lucky 3 Slot Machine, or exchange them into Cash Points to purchase Cash Shop items. 200px
Proof of Loyalty Daily Rewards, Battlegrounds Daily Rewards, Monster Hunter Daily Rewards Purchase special consumables and headgears from the Loyal Merchant in Prontera Main Office.
Valor Badge Battlegrounds, Daily Rewards Purchase various Battlegrounds-exclusive equipments and supplies from NPCs in @go bg 200px
Cute Pet and Homunculus S foods Prontera Pet Groomer /navi prontera 218/211 Supplies Pet Incubator and consumables for Cute Pets and Homunculus S NPC image?
Homunculus foods Trader in Geffen Item Shop /navi geffen_in 74/144 Supplies consumables for Homunculus NPC image?
Rune Stones Rune Merchant /navi prontera 168/229 Rune Knight's Rune Crafting 200px
Cannon Balls, Magic Fuel, and other Mechanic Supplies Mado Dealer /navi prontera 171/226 Mechanic and Genetic supplies
Surface Paint and Face Paint Part-Timer inside Shadow Workshop, Prontera /navi s_atelier 17/110 Shadow Chaser supplies NPC image?
Scarlet, Lime Green, Indigo, and Yellow Wish Point Purchasable from Prontera Point Merchant /navi prontera 181/216 and Midgard Expedition Camp Point Merchant /navi mid_camp 224/237 Sorcerer and Mechanic skills 200px
Medicine Bowl, Empty Potion Bottle, Potion Making Guide Books, and various brewing supplies Alchemist Supplies /navi aldebaran 134/110 and NPCs in Aldebaran Alchemist Guild /navi alde_alche 20/175 Alchemist class' Pharmacy, Special Pharmacy, and Mixed Cooking skills 200px
Falcon Flute Purchasable from Hugel Hunter's Guild /navi hu_in01 386/306 Enables Hunter class to summon Falcon when they don't have a Warg with them NPC image?
Various Arrows Arrow Crafting skill, purchasable from Payon Arrow Dealer /navi payon 167/112 Archer class' ranged auto attack with Bow weapon 200px
Various Quivers Quiver Maker /navi payon_in01 5/134 in Payon Weapon Shop Archer class arrows NPC image?
Hunting Quiver and Elven Quiver Quiver Maker in Mora /navi mora 106/117 Archer class arrows NPC image?
Trap, Special Alloy Trap, Special Alloy Trap Box Trap Specialist in Midgard Expedition Camp /navi mid_camp 129/284 Hunter, Sniper, Ranger, and Rebellion class skills 200px
Regrettable Tears, Throat Lozenge/Neck Protect Candy Harive in Comodo /navi comodo 196/162 Maestro and Wanderer skills 200px
Blue, Red, and Yellow Gemstones, Empty Bottles Custom Tool Dealer /navi prontera 163/195 (also available in all town spawn points) Mage and Acolyte class skills NPC image?
General Spellbooks Lea in Geffen Mage Guild /navi geffen_in 175/112 Warlock skills 200px
Ultimate Spellbooks Galfos in Midgard Expedition Camp /navi mid_camp 255/244. Must have completed Ultimate Spellbooks Quest to purchase Ultimate Spellbooks from Galfos. Warlock skills 200px
Kunai, Makibishi, Charms, Orbs Ninja Supplier in Prontera /navi prontera 129/215 Ninja class skills 200px
Ninja-exclusive Equipment /navi que_ng 33/64 Ninja class equipment File:NinjaHideoutAmatsu.jpg
Ninja-exclusive Equipment Enchant /navi que_ng 67/28 Ninja class equipment enchants 200px
Gunslinger weapons and ammo Trading Merchant in Izlude Item Shop /navi izlude_in 72/102 Weapons, ammo, and supplies for Gunslinger NPC image
Gunslinger weapons and ammo Einbroch Gunslinger Weapon Shop /navi que_ng 172/86 Weapons, ammo, and supplies for Gunslinger File:EinbrochGSGuild133-199.jpg
Rebellion and Gunslinger weapons and ammo Firearms Merchant /navi prontera 139/225, Ammunitions Expert /navi prontera 142/228, Magazine Dealer Kyle /navi prontera 145/231 Weapons, ammo, and supplies for Rebellion and Gunslinger 200px

How many DEX do I need to reach instant cast?

In Renewal, you need (DEX x 2) + INT = 530 to eliminate Variable Cast Time (also referred to as Fluctuative/Fluctuating Cast Time in several item descriptions). That means you can reach 0 Variable Cast Time if your character's stats and gears amount to:

  • 530 INT, or
  • 265 DEX, or
  • 170 INT and 180 DEX, or
  • 190 INT and 180 DEX

However, none of this will reduce Fixed Cast Time. Most skills consist of 80% Variable and 20% Fixed Cast Time. Your INT and DEX stats can reduce the Variable portion of the cast time. As for Fixed Cast Time, it's usually reduced by buffs and equipments.

There are several ways of reducing overall cast time:

  • Wearing cast time-reducing equipments and cards (e.g. Crown of Deceit, Kathryne Keyron Card, Cunning Shadow Set, Temporal Dex Boots).
  • Buff skills (e.g. Archbishop's Sacrament, Kagerou/Oboro's 16th Night, Sorcerer's Summon Ventus + Elemental Control Lv 1).
  • Consuming stat foods (particularly INT and DEX foods).

Skills such as Warlock's Reading Spellbook and Release can also bypass normal cast time and cooldown time.

How do I delete my character?

  1. Go to the Character Select screen. Select the character you want to delete and click the Delete button.
  2. The character will sit and a timestamp will appear above them (it should follow your computer's clock).
  3. If you're certain you will delete that character, let it sit and return to it in 24 hours. In the mean time, do not click Cancel, and do not log in with that character.
  4. After 24 hours, you can click Del and you will be prompted to input the "deletion password," which is your account's email. You can view your account email by logging in the website.
  5. If you changed your mind and do not wish to delete that character, click Cancel. The timestamp will disappear and you will be able to log in with that character as usual.

What is PC, R>, LF>, LFM>, LFP>, etc?

  • PC : Price Check
  • R> : Recruiting (may be used to recruit party members or guild members)
  • LF> : Looking For
  • LFM> : Looking For Members (may be used to recruit party members)
  • LFP> : Looking For Party (may be used when you want to join parties)
  • OGH : Old Glast Heim

Farming Zeny and Equipments

How do I farm Zeny? Where should I go to farm Zeny?

The most common way to farm Zeny is by selling loot from monsters to NPC. Some popular Zeny-farming maps are listed here, sorted according to difficulty level:

  • Gonryun Dungeon 1F : Aim for Honey and Royal Jelly from Zipper Bear, Bloody Butterfly, and Enchanted Peach Tree. Suitable for Lv 90+. Try not to pop the Dead Branches, you might summon a monster you can't handle.
  • Desert Wolves outside Ice Cave dungeon: These wolves move rather slowly and drop Stilettos that can be sold to NPCs for a nice price, and Blood of Wolf (+20 INT Food ingredient) that other players would be willing to buy. Suitable for leveling a character with an AoE skill around Lv 90-110.
  • Magma Dungeon 2F : All the loot from all monsters sell for a decent amount of Zeny. Also a good leveling spot for Lv 100-115.
  • Juperos 1F : All the loot dropped by Venatu and Dimik sells for a decent amount of Zeny. Also a good leveling spot for Lv 115-125.
  • Geffenia : Diamond Rings dropped by Incubus and Succubus sell for a good amount of Zeny. Some mobs may cast Hallucination on you, causing your screen to turn upside down. It can be cured with Green Potion, Panacea, or Royal Jelly.

Tip: Create a Merchant and level it up until it learns Overcharge Lv 10 and Discount Lv 10. Use the Merchant to sell loot and buy supplies. You can also use the Merchant's Vending skill to sell valuables.

Tip: Any character is able to open a Buying Store to buy materials from other players. This is what a Buying Store typically looks like from another player's point of view; notice the shop icon looks like stacks of coins.


Drag your items from the Available Items window into the Selling Items window, then click Sell to complete the transaction. Your items will go to the Buying player, and their Zeny will be transferred to you.

Tip: Some seemingly random loot may be useful for something, whether it's for a quest, for crafting/brewing, or used as skill catalysts. You can make a quick buck stocking up these materials and selling them to other players:

What class should I use to farm Zeny?

Players farm Zeny using characters with good mobility, survival capability, and carrying capacity. Physical classes such as Rune Knights (RK), Royal Guards (RG), Genetics, Mechanics, Guillotine Cross (GX), Kagerou/Oboro (they have a self-healing skill that literally allows them to farm until they reach 90% weight), and/or Rangers are usually preferred.

Job classes that use physical attack skills benefit from wearing HP- and SP-leeching equipments (e.g. Rideword Hat, any Thanatos Weapon, Hunter Fly card, Earth Deleter card, Sky Deleter card, Nidhoggur's Shadow Garb), enabling them to farm for long periods of time without having to carry potions or returning to town to heal. Having a loyal Incubus or Succubus pet is also beneficial for them.

Suras are better suited for a more precise farming style, when you only need specific item(s) dropped by only one or two types of monsters spread across maps that are large, difficult to access, and/or hard to navigate on foot.

Tip: Use the following commands to make your farming sessions easier:

  • @autoloot (any value between 1-99) : Enables you to automatically pick up loot only of certain drop rates.
  • @alootid+ (item ID) : Enables you to pick up specific items.
  • @aloottype- (item name) : You will not pick up the item specified in this command.

How do I get Moon Coins? What are Moon Coins used for?

Main Article: Moon Coins

How do I get White Wing Set/other Mora equips?

See also:

Mora equipments are available for Rune Knight (RK), Guillotine Cross (GX), Ranger, Warlock (WL), and Arch Bishop (AB). There are several ways to obtain them:

  • Browse the Shining Moons Market (use the @go or @go command in-game) or make an offer in Discord or in-game #trade channel.
  • Use the @whosells command in-game to search for specific items currently being sold.
  • The armor and accessory pieces of RK, GX, and Ranger's Mora equipment are dropped by monsters. Use the @whodrops command in-game to find which monsters drop them.
  • Earn Mora Coins and buy the Mora equipments directly from the NPCs in Mora. There are several ways of obtaining Mora coins:
    • Silvervine Exchange Method: You can buy a box of 10 Silvervine Fruits and exchange them into Mora Coins in Malangdo.
    • Find the Research Tools Quest: This quest will take a couple days to finish but it will reward you with at least 37 Mora Coins.
    • Mora Daily Quests: You have to enter the Hazy Forest Instance Dungeon and complete the Wandering Guardian Quest before you can start taking Mora Daily Quests. It is recommended that you do this at Lv 135+. Mora Daily Quests consist of:
      • Item Collecting Quests from Bow-wow and Woof-grr. Simple quests that reward you with 1 Mora Coin each.
      • Hunting Quest from Elephantine. You must hunt certain Mora monsters; the reward is 3 Mora Coins.
      • Rescue the Lost Soul Quest from Soul Guide. You must enter Hazy Forest and rescue the Lost Soul. The reward varies between 0 to 24 Mora Coins, depending on which Lost Soul you must rescue.

I can't/don't want to wear Mora equips, what gears should I get?

There are numerous equipments available in the game and various ways of obtaining them. The most common way of obtaining them is by farming from monsters in overworld fields and dungeons, or from instance dungeons. Several areas require you to complete pre-requisite quests before you can access them.

The following table will list several areas of interest, recommended/minimum level to reach before attempting them, and equipments obtainable from them.

Area/Dungeon Recommended/Minimum Level Description
[[Eden Group#Equipment Quests| Eden Equipment Quests]
  • 26-32
  • 50-59
  • 70-79
  • 90-99
Complete hunting quests and earn basic Eden Equipments. After completing the final quest, you can enchant your final set of Eden Weapon and Armors.
Eden Group Crystal Synthesis 60 Complete hunting quests and earn crystals to enchant various equipments.
Endless Tower and Endless Cellar 99+ Chance to obtain various weapons such as Thorn Staff of Darkness, Red and Blue Twin Edge of Naght Sieger, and crafting the Violet Fear.
Octopus Cave 99 Chance to obtain High Weapon Box.
Overlook Water Dungeon 99 Complete hunting quests and be rewarded with various monster cards from Byalan Dungeon.
Geffen Magic Tournament 100+ Part of Heroes Trails. Defeat opponents and earn Geffen Magic Coins to purchase exclusive equipments.
Ghost Palace 120 Part of Heroes Trails. Relive the story of Sakray and the cursed sword Thanatos, and collect Gray Shards to earn Thanatos Weapons and Gray Armor Set.
Nightmarish Jitterbug 120 Collect Teeth of Jitterbug and defeat Grand Pere for a chance to obtain powerful equipments for Maestro, Wanderer, and Ranger class.
Airship Assault 125 Part of Heroes Trails. Help Chaos, Iris, Fenris, and Loki survive the airship raid for a chance to obtain Airship equipment set and Ferlock equipment set.
Devil's Tower 130 Part of Heroes Trails. Join forces with Loki and stop an evil lord from resurrecting Satan Morroc for a chance to obtain Evil Slayer weapons. View iRO Wiki guide.
Nidhoggur's Nest 130 Chance to obtain Nidhoggur's Shadow Garb.
Old Glast Heim 130 (Normal), 160 (Hard) Complete quests and collect materials to craft and enchant Temporal Boots
Hazy Forest 135 Required for Mora Daily Quests
Mora Daily Quests 135 Complete quests and earn Mora Coins to purchase and enchant set equipments for Rune Knight, Guillotine Cross, Ranger, Warlock, and Arch Bishop.
Malangdo Culvert 140 (Hard Mode) Hunt down Coelacanth boss monster for a chance to obtain Seagod's Anger and High Weapon Box. Complete quests and collect materials to enchant various weapons in Malangdo.
Bakonawa Lake 150 Collect materials to create Agimat Tattoo accessories and unlock the Pintados Festival
Bangungot Hospital 150
Buwaya Cave 150
Faceworm's Nest 150 Part of Heroes Trails. Join Chaos and Iris as they hunt down the Faceworm Queen and her minions for a chance to obtain Faceworm Skins garment with powerful enchantments, and Faceworm Queen Dagger.
Sealed Shrine 150 Chance to obtain Tae Goo Lyeon weapon and material to craft Gigantic Majestic Goat headgear.
Biolabs, Wolfchev's Laboratory 150 Complete quests, hunt monsters, and collect materials to craft and enchant Biolab Gear.
Horror Toy Factory 160 Collect Bloody Coins to earn various equipments and headgears.
Dimensional Travel 140 (minimum) Required to access Bios Island. Collect items and hunt monsters in Fire Basin to enter the Fire Cave.
Bios Island 160 Defeat Grim Reaper Yanku and their minions to earn Hero Coins, Prize of Hero, and enchant the Hero Ring.
Morse Cave 160 Continuation of Bios Island. Defeat the Morroc Necromancer and their minions to obtain more Hero Coins and Prize of Hero.
Temple of Demon God 160 Continuation of Morse Cave. Defeat the newly-resurrected Satan Morroc and their powerful minions for a chance to obtain various Essences of Demon God.
Battlegrounds 175 (recommended) Join team-based PvP games and earn Valor Badges to purchase Battlegrounds-exclusive equipments and supplies.
Guild Dungeon Investment System No level requirement Invest Zeny or unique MVP loots into Guild Castle realms and earn Thanks Invest Tickets for a chance to obtain WoE equipments and WoE supplies.

The table below lists various enchantments and alternative methods of obtaining equipments.

Enchantment Description
Lv 4 Weapon Quest (1) and Lv 4 Weapon Quest (2) Item collecting quest to craft the Mechanic-exclusive weapon Pile Bunker and various weapons.
Socket Enchant Pierce/socket weapons and armor to put cards in them. iRO Wiki's guide. RateMyServer's guide.
Hidden Enchant Add one of the six stats (STR, AGI, VIT, INT, DEX, LUK) onto armors. iRO Wiki's guide. RateMyServer's guide.
Malangdo Enchant Enchant Lv 4 weapons using materials obtainable from Malangdo Culvert. iRO Wiki guide. pRO guide.
Ninja Class Weapon Crafting, Armor Crafting, and Equipment Enchants Collect items to craft and enchant various Ninja class-exclusive equipments.
Hugel Minigames Play minigames and earn Prize Medals to purchase various equipments.

Miscellaneous Access Quests

New World Quest Chain

The following table describes quests required to access towns, fields, and dungeons in the New World, including but not limited to maps within the vicinity of Midgard Expedition Camp, Splendide, Manuk, El Dicastes, Nidhoggur's Nest, and Nightmare Scaraba Hole.

Quest Description
Cat Hand Agent New World Access Quest Access Midgard Expedition Camp.
New Surroundings Access to Splendide and Manuk fields from Midgard Camp.
Finding a Fairy Required to begin Ring of the Wise King Quest.
Ring of the Wise King Required to obtain Ring of the Wise King accessory. This accessory is required to progress on certain quests in Splendide, Manuk, and El Dicastes.
Nightmare Scaraba Hole Branch Nidhoggur's Nest Branch
Quest Description Quest Description
Sapha's Visit Required to begin Doha's Secret Orders. Attitude to the New World Required to start Report from the New World quest.
Doha's Secret Orders Access Nightmare Scaraba Dungeon Report from the New World Required to start Guardian of Yggdrasil quest.
Two Tribes Must have finished Ring of the Wise King Quest and have the Ring of the Wise King accessory equipped. Required to start Guardian of Yggdrasil quest.
Guardian of Yggdrasil Must have finished Report from the New World and Ring of the Wise King. Required to start Nidhoggur's Nest instance dungeon.

See also