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Here is a list of common MapleStory-specific acronyms and shortforms used when discussing MapleStory. For more general terms, see Multiplayer/Glossary.


A[edit]

AB
Arrow Blow — Archer skill
Advanced Blessing — Bishop skill
AC
Auto-Clicker. Before Nexon's implementation of GameGuard, these programs were one of the most popular way to gain entrance to the Kerning City and Ludibrium Party Quests. Nexon now prohibits their use. Despite the ban, they still are very popular today.
ACPQ
Ariant Coliseum Party Quest
AE
Arrow Eruption — Sniper skill
AFK
Away From Keyboard
AFMS
Away From MapleStory
AP
Ability Points
APQ
Amorian Challenge Party Quest
AR
Arrow Rain — Ranger skill
Angel Ray — Bishop skill
Aqua Road
Asi, Asianic
Asianic Bow — Bowman bow
Azn
Asian

B[edit]

Bagged
Death by another player's summoning bag.
Banditsin (AKA Sindit)
A Rogue that maxes Lucky 7 and makes the second job advancement as a Bandit.
BB
Bow Booster — Bowman skill
Black Bandana
BC
Black Crystal
BF
Bigfoot
BL
Buddy List
BM
Bowmaster (4th job advancement of a bowman.)
the Black Mage
BMM
Blue Mushmom
BMS
Brazilian version of MapleStory
Bomb
Arrow Bomb — Hunter skill
Meso Explosion — Chief Bandit skill
Booster
Weapon booster skill — Most classes have a skill to boost their attack speed.
BoT
Band of Thieves — Chief Bandit skill
"B>"
Shorthand used to mean "Buying". For example; "B>Black Crystal"
BW
Blunt weapon (may also be known as a mace)
BWG
Brown Work Gloves — An expensive item due to its 7 slots

C[edit]

CB
Chief Bandit — 3rd job advancement of Bandits
Crossbow Booster — Crossbowman skill
CC
Change channel(s). Considered very rude to most people. To change channels means to leave a map (presumably to another channel) that someone is training on to avoid Kill Stealing them.
CC Plz
Change channel(s) please. Another way to use "CC".
Clean
An equipment with all of its slots remaining.
CMS
China MapleStory
Comp, Compo
Element Composition: Ice/Lightning and Fire/Poison Mage 3rd job skill
Coolies
The Coolie Zombies in the Forest of Dead Trees maps deep in El Nath.
Coward
A term commonly used in Monster Carnival referring to a party inside whom frequently rejects others outside the room into competing in the Party Quest.
CPQ
(Monster) Carnival Party Quest
Crimson (AKA CRog)
Crimson Balrog
CS
Cash Shop
Cursed Sanctuary — the map where Jr. Balrog spawns.
Critical Shot — Archer skill
CS EAX
A form of vaccing (see vaccing). This one involves standing in one place while attacking any monster in the screen range.
CSI
Cash Shop item
CWK
Crimsonwood Keep
CWKPQ
Crimsonwood Keep Party Quest

D[edit]

Dark YnP
Dark Yeti & Dark Pepe combined — Enemy found in Dangerous Cliff in El Nath
DC
Dark Crystal
Defame
The act of defaming a player
DG
Drop game. A scam-related game in which two (or more) players drop items in turn order to obtain the other players' item(s).
Dit
Bandit
DK
Dragon Knight — 3rd job advancement of the Spearman.
Dark Knight — 4th job advancement of the Spearman.
DrK
Dark Knight — 4th job advancement of the Spearman.
DM
Dead Mines — Dungeon of El Nath.
DMT
Drake's Meal Table — Map in the dungeon, contains Cold Eyes, Cargos, and Drakes.
DR
Dark Ritual — Level 75 Magician staff
DS
Double Shot — Bowman skill
Dark Sight — Thief skill
Double Stab — Thief skill
Devil's Sunrise — Level 90 two-handed sword for Warriors
Drop steal — Stealing the drops of another player's kill if they don't pick it up.
Demon slayer - legends class, a warrior
DSG
Dark Stone Golem — Monster found in Sleepywood Dungeon III, IV, V and Golem Temple 3
DT
Death Teddy — Monster found in Forgotten Path of Time 3
Dragon Tail — Level 80 Bandit Dagger

E[edit]

EFPQ
Ellin Forest Party Quest
EMS
Europe MapleStory
END
El Nath Dungeon
ENPQ
El Nath Party Quest
EOS
Eos Tower
ER
Elemental Resistance — Dragon Knight skill
Elemental Resistance — Priest skill

F[edit]

FA
Final Attack — Bowman & Warrior skill
Fire Arrow — Fire/Poison Wizard skill
Farming PQ
In Ludi PQ, a party consisting of weak people that can't make it to the boss and repeatedly rush at a certain stage for the EXP
Farrow
Fire Arrow — Fire/Poison Wizard skill
Fizard
Fire Wizard — A Fire/Poison Wizard who gets Fire Arrow first (not to be confused with Blaze Wizard)
FJ
Flash Jump — Hermit skill
FL
Friends List
FM
Free Market
FoG
Forest of Golem — A hidden street found in Sleepy Dungeon V, with Dark Stone Golems and Mix Stone Golems
FS
Facestompers
F/P
Fire/Poison Wizard/Mage

G[edit]

GFA
Gloves for Attack Scroll (usually referring to 60%)
GK
Gatekeeper — A powerful monster found deep within the Warped Passage.
GL
An official abbreviation for GLobal (WeddingGL, ThemeGL, etc.)
"Good luck."
Glitch PQ
A rush pq that takes advantage of a glitch to gain more exp. One primary example is smuggling items from a pq. However most glitches in pqs are now patched.
GM
Game Master — The employees of Wizet/Nexon/Asiasoft/Gamania/Level Up! Games/VinaGame who strive to maintain order in MapleStory. Easily identifiable by the GM symbol above their heads.
Guild Master — The leader of the guild.
GMS
Global MapleStory
GQ (AKA GPQ)
Guild Quest
Grim
Grim Phantom Watches — High-leveled monsters that are found deep within Ludibrium.

H[edit]

HA
Holy Arrow — Cleric skill
HB
Hyper Body — Spearman skill
HH
Headless Horseman
HHG
Henesys Hunting Grounds — The first map to the left of Henesys. A popular map for players just beginning their journey.
Hime
Dreamy Ghosts — A high-leveled monster found deep within Zipangu.
HKMS
Hong Kong MapleStory (CLOSED)
HP
Health/Hit Point(s) — the amount of life, or health, a player may have. Acquiring damage may result in the decreasing of health/hit points, while consuming any type of health-providing products may result in the increasing of health/hit points. HP is indicated by a medium-sized red bar that is located at the very bottom of the screen right to the left of the MP bar.
HPQ
Henesys PQ
Herb Town PQ
HS
Holy Symbol — Priest skill
Hidden Street — A hidden map. (also a popular MapleStory information database www.hidden-street.net)
HT
Horntail — A huge dragon boss in Leafre.
HTP
Horntail Pendant
Horntail pre-quest/Horntail PQ.
Hybrid
A class which can use 2 different weapons efficiently. (A spearman who uses both spears and polearms, or a bandit that uses luck and str daggers).

I[edit]

IA
Iron Arrow — Bowman skill
I/L, IceLit
Ice/Lightning Wizard/Mage

J[edit]

Jaira
Epic/Rare Jaguar mount for Wild Hunters
Jaeger
Gross Jaeger — Level 70 Crossbow
Jeti, J-Yeti
Jr. Yeti — Enemy found just east of El Nath
JMS
Japan MapleStory
JPQ or J>PQ
Joining Party Quest — used when someone wants to join your party for a party quest
JQ
Jump Quest
JRog
Jr. Balrog

K[edit]

KB
Knockback — Ability to knock an enemy back by doing more than a certain amount of (monster dependant) damage.
KFT
Korean Folk Town — A town located near Ludibrium.
Kittens, Kitties
Jr. Cellions/Jr.Lioners/Jr. Grupins — Enemies found in Garden area of Cloud Park.
Could also refer to Sakura Cellions found near Amoria.
KMS
Korea MapleStory
KMST
Korea MapleStory Tespia (Test Server)
KPQ
Kerning Party Quest
KS/KSed
Kill Steal/Kill Stolen — Kill stealing is when one player kills a monster that another player is fighting, or is about to attack.

L[edit]

"L>" or "L/F>"
"Looking for" — Used when shopping. After the ">", players write the name of the item they want.
It could also be used when looking for a player of a certain class for a PQ or boss.
L7
Lucky Seven — Thief skill
Leech(ing)
The act of having a higher-leveled character kill a monster so a lower-leveled character can receive experience.
Level/LV./LVL/LEV
Official references to character level.
LHC/lhc
Lion Heart Castle, a mini dungeon for characters level 110 and above.
Lith
Lith Harbor
Lizzard
Lightning Wizard — An Ice/Lightning Wizard who gets the Lightning skill first
LMPQ
Ludibrium Maze Party Quest
LoWB/LoWB2
Land of the Wild Boar — a Hidden Street located just east of Perion
Land of the Wild Boar II — a Hidden Street in the East Domain of Perion
LPQ
Ludibrium Party Quest
Ludi
Short for the Ludibrium area of Ossyria
Lycan/Lyco
Lycanthrope — Enemies found in Wolf Territory III and IV in El Nath

M[edit]

Macis
Tauromacis — An enemy found near the Cursed Sanctuary. Also spawned by 3rd job advancement bosses.
Mass Defame
The act of defaming a character multiple times by either using alternate characters, or calling upon one's friends to defame the character.
MapleSEA
MapleStory SEA
Maze/Maze PQ
Ludibrium Maze PQ
MB
Mortal Blow — Ranger and Sniper skill
MC
Magic Claw — Magician skill
MCPQ
Monster Carnival Party Quest
MDEF
Magic defense
MDT
Master Death Teddies — Monster found in Lost Time, a Hidden Street off Forgotten Path of Time 3
ME
Meso Explosion — Chief Bandit skill
MG
Mix Golem
Magic Guard — Magician skill
Meso Guard — Chief Bandit skill
MM
Mushmom — Boss monster found in 'Someone Else's House', a Hidden Street located near the taxi cab in Henesys.
Monkey Magic - Cannon Shotter Skill
MMM
Mega Monkey Magic - Cannon Shotter Skill
MP
Mana/Magic Point(s) — A substance that enables a player to cast and perform magic (skills). MP is indicated by a medium-sized bar that is light-blue in color, located at the very bottom of the screen, next to the HP bar.
MP3
a map in Singapore best known for its Jr. Selkies and Slimies, both of which offer high experience.
MPQ
Magatia Party Quest (not to be confused with CPQ/MCPQ).
MS
MapleStory
MSEA
MapleStory SEA
Mushdad
[[Blue Mushmom — It's referred to as Mushdad, since there already is a mom (Mushmom)

N[edit]

Nath
El Nath
NLC
New Leaf City
NPC
Non-Player Character (Shop/Quest characters)
(verb) The act of selling an item to a shop NPC instead of to another player.
NX
Nexon
Usually used to refer to Nexon Cash. Nexon Cash is used to purchase items in the Cash Shop of some MapleStory versions (other versions, such as MapleSEA, use a different name for this currency).

O[edit]

Oly
Olympus — Bowman bow
"OMG Spear"
Omega Spear — level 80 Warrior Spear
OPQ
Orbis PQ
OS
Omega Sector
Ossy
Ossyria

P[edit]

Pang
White Pang — A monster found east of El Nath, commonly in Wolf Territory 3-5
Pap
Papulatus — Boss deep within Ludibrium's Clock Tower.
PB
Pink Bean
"PC>"
"Price Check" — used to get an idea for what the average price of an item is.
PG
Power Guard — Fighter and Page skill
Pizard
Poison Wizard — A Fire/Poison Wizard who uses pure Poison (very uncommon skill build)
PKB
Power Knock-Back — Hunter and Crossbowman skill
Poly
Polyfeather Hat (Bowman)
Pots
Potions
PPQ
Pirate Party Quest (AKA Herb Town PQ)
ppl2pass
People to pass, on rankings.
PQ
Party Quest
PS
Power Strike — Warrior skill
private server
PT
Party — Party members can share part of EXP gained from other members (see training). Any member of the party can pick up mesos or items dropped by monsters killed by other members.
PT Leech
Party Leech (PTL) is where someone is in a party who doesn't kill any monsters, but still gains EXP from the party.
PW
Phantom Watch, a monster at the bottom of Ludibrium's Clock Tower.
Phoenix Wand, a level 78 Magician Wand.

Q[edit]

QP
Quest progress
Quitter
A term referred to someone who quits a party quest.

R[edit]

"R>"
"Recruiting"
Recharge
Recharging a persons stars or ammunition.
Repot
Refilling potions at the nearest store (usually a town).
Rocks
A somewhat common term used for both Summoning Rocks and Magic Rocks, which are used in some high level skills.
Rog
[[Jr. Balrog/Crimson Balrog — If heard on the boat to Orbis, from Ellinia, then it is referring to the Crimson Balrogs.
Rush
To exit a Party Quest quickly, in an attempt to get back into the PQ multiple times in a row.

S[edit]

"S>"
"Selling"
SA
Soul Arrow — Bowman skill
Sader
Crusader
Sanc
the Sanctuary Entrance found deep in Sleepywood
SB
Slash Blast — Warrior skill
Savage Blow — Bandit skill
SC
Server Check — time allocated for Nexon to make fixes and add Cash items to the

game. Players aren't able to connect during these times.

SE
Sharp Eyes - a fourth job archer skill.
SG
Stone Golems
Singapore
Sin
Assassin — Referring to them as "Ass" only causes confusion and flame wars.
SinDit
Rogues who max Lucky 7 in 1st job and chooses Bandit in their 2nd job advancement.
Skeles
Skelegons
Sleepy
Sleepywood (also see SW)
Smuggling (Smug)
The act of taking a PQ item out of a PQ illegally.
Sniping
Attacking a monster from an a platform unreachable by the monster, to prevent taking damage.
SP
Shadow Partner — Hermit skill
Skill Points
Spears
Taurospear — Enemy found near the Cursed Sanctuary.
SQPT
Squid Party — Usually referring to Lethal Squids.
SR
Shining Ray — Priest skill
STDs
Straw Target Dummy — Found in the Training Grounds east of Mu Lung.
SW
Sleepywood — The town at the center of Victoria Island
a MapleStory fan site/forums www.sleepywood.net

T[edit]

"T>"
"Trading"
Tauros
Tauromacis/Taurospears — Monsters that reside in the Cursed Sanctuary.
THMS
Thailand MapleStory
Track
(verb) Repeatedly using the /find command on a player to follow their movement, often used in PQs to determine a party's current location within the PQ.
Train
(verb) If somebody ask for train, it means who want to party with players in higher level and gain much EXP from it. For an effective training, it is suggested to party with player at least 5 level higher than you. But you should note that if the trainer kills monster not for your level, you may not gain any EXP.
TT
Triple Throw — Night Lord skill
TWMS
Taiwan MapleStory
TY
Thank You

V[edit]

V2k
Vaulter 2000 — Bowman bow
Vaccing
Vacuum — a hack that brings all monsters in a map to a specific location.
Vending
Going AFK while using a Shop Permit to sell items while inactive. (i.e. overnight)
Vic
Victoria Island
Vikings/VK
Spirit Vikings — monsters found deep within Ludibrium's Clock Tower.
VKPT
Spirit Viking party — A party formed to kill Spirit Vikings for their EXP or drops.
Gigantic Spirit Vikings — monsters found deep within Ludibrium's Clock Tower.
VMS
Vietnam MapleStory

W[edit]

W/G or WG
Work Gloves
WDEF
Weapon defense
WK
White Knight — 3rd job advancement of Page
WS
Wolf Spider — A monster found in New Leaf City, inside of Big Ben.
WW
Werewolf — A monster found in Wolf Territory I and II

X[edit]

XBow
Crossbow
XBowman
Crossbowman — Archer who specializes in Crossbows.
XFer
Transferring items.

Y[edit]

Yepe, Yepi, YnP
Yeti & Pepe combined — An enemy found in Ice Valley II in El Nath.
YW
You're welcome

Z[edit]

Z(1-4)
Refers to the Forest of Dead Trees maps in El Nath (from I to IV).
ZB
Zombie — Coolie Zombies found deep in the El Nath mountains.
Z-Diamond
Zakum Diamond
Z-Helm
Zakum Helmet
ZLupin
Zombie Lupin
ZMM
Zombie Mushmom
Z-Run
A large group of people who defeat Zakum, usually to obtain Z-helms and skill books; many guilds offer Zruns for a high price.
ZS, ZShroom
Zombie Mushroom