7 Tips and Guide to become Stronger in MU Origin (Android/iOS)

mu16MUonline was one of the biggest MMORPGs circa 2004. The game made by Webzen and has the same hack-n-slash style as the famous Diablo. It quickly rise to popularity among the gaming community, especially in the Asia region. The game features 3 main classes, many dungeons and an unique item enhance system –that more often than not leaves players in tear after a fail upgrade.

Fast forward a few years later, MUonline lost its ranking fairly fast due to newer and more stunning 3D MMORPGs came out; such as WoW, Perfect World, etc… Another significant reason MUonline also lost its players was because of the crazy long ass EXP grinding process that became boring very quickly to even the most hard core gamers. People were switching to private servers for a more feasible playing style.

Fortunately the 2016 version of MUonline, known as MU Origin has many of its weaknesses fixed and is growing larger everyday. This game is available on both Android and iPhone. The content of the game is for you to discover and get familiar with, but here we have a few tips along with q&a to help you train your character better, faster and stronger while minimize the expenses around $20 or none.

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1. F2P and P2W : One diamond is 20 cents.

Many people argue that MU Origin gives paid players too many advantages and I do not disagree on that opinion. However, to actually get to the top you will have to spend a lot of money. Look at this chart below :

MU Origin – How much does it cost to level up VIP?

VIP

Required Diamonds

Cost

1100$2
2500$10
31,000$20
43000$60
55,000$100
610,000$200
730,000$600
850,000$1,000
9100,000$2,000
10300,000$6,000

If someone is willing to spend more than a thousand dollars in the game, I think that person deserves to get ahead of everybody else for awhile. Just like a drag race in real life, guy with the best modded probably dumped a ton of money to build his ride and deserves to win.

But soon or later, other players eventually catch up. In MU Origin, paying gives you the advantage to be on the faster track to high CP. But there aren’t many things you can’t get in the game as a free player. It just takes time and patience, yet it’s still more fun than today many spoonfed video games that is too easy to beat.

On other hand you’re feeling generous, you could donate $2.99 or $10 to help on the cost of running the server and get a few goodies in return (VIP 1-2). That’s a fair trade, considered many PC games these days are $60 or more at the register and it’s shit *looking at you, Division*

2. Pet Comparison

PETSoul DragonBone DragonUnicornPegasusRed DragonGarudaChaotic BlueFreezer
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Magic DEF280-320400-450
Magic DMG280-320400-450340-380480-520240-280440-480
Physical DEF280-320400-450
Physical DMG280-320400-450340-380480-520240-280440-480
HP1,2001,2001,5001,5006001,8503,0002,850
Max HP45%45%40%40%25%30%40%35%
Extra DMG10%10%20%20%20%25%20%20%
PropertiesMax HP: +5%

Reduced DMG: +5%

Evade: +5%

DEF: +5%

Resist Crit DMG Chance: +5%

Excellent DMG Chance: +5%

Accuracy: +5%

Extra DMG: +5%

Deadly DMG Chance: +5%

Attack DMG: +5%

Ignore DEF Rate: +5%

Crit DMG Chance: +5%

Max HP: +5%

Reduced DMG: +5%

Evade: +5%

DEF: +5%

Reflect DMG: +5%

Excellent DMG Chance: +5%

Max HP: +5%

Extra DMG: +5%

Reduced DMG: +5%

Attack DMG: +5%

DEF: +5%

3. In-game Currencies

What are Zen, Bound Zen and Gem?
If you are completely new to MU Origin, you probably get quite confused with all the gold, gems and other resources that you have acquired from quests. The key to get stronger is to save up and spend them wisely.

  • Zen / Bound Zen
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    1. Zen is mainly the type of currency that you use to make trade with other players via trading or auction.
    2. Bound Zen is rewarded from quests and is used for purchases from NPC and Tasks; such as buying potions, item enhancement, character rebirth for instance.
  • Diamond / Bound Diamond
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    1. Diamond is what paid players get when they make a purchase. It can be used to buy upgrades for Achievement, Division, Wings, etc .. and stuffs from the Auction. Free players can also acquire diamond by selling items in the Auction.
    2. Bound Diamond can be obtained by both free and paid players via daily quests, crystal mine and dungeons. You can use bound diamonds to buy stuffs similar to paid diamonds at a slightly higher cost.
  • Gems
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    1. You do not sell your useless armor parts and weapon to NPC shops in MU Origin. Instead, you disassemble them yourself to get Gems. Gems can be used to exchange for equipment, character rebirth and improving skills level.

Tips : Use earned bound diamond to buy Condor’s Flame for wings upgrade, or Achievement Badge/Fame Badge to increase Title and Division stage. Do not spend on Epic Chest ticket or other random stuffs.

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Tips : Use Gems to increase skill level, or Talisman. It’s not recommended to exchange for set items.

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Those are the four main types of currencies to advance your character in the MU world. Now let’s take a look at 3 types of resources that’ll make your character more powerful besides leveling up.

4. In-game Resources

What are Star Essence? How to Upgrade Achivement Title and Arena Division?
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  1. You will come across Achievement Badge and Fame Badge while doing daily dungeons / events quite often. These badges can also be bought using Diamonds and Bound Diamonds to upgrade your Title and Arena Division. Both will give your character a hefty CP boost at different stages.
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  2. Star Essence is earned from quests and used to unlock Zodiac signs. Each sign has 12 steps that rewards different passive buff when unlocked. You also get a big CP bonus when completed all 12 steps of a Zodiac sign.

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5. Tip for MU Origin Blood Castle event : Don’t rush it!

The goal of winning Blood Castle (BC) is to destroy the crystal statue. You could earn Zen, EXP, Jewel of Chaos and Jewels of Bless as rewards. Enter Blood Castle as late as possible, it increases chance that you either solo this event alone, or with very few people which gives you better opportunity to win all the rewards.

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During the first part of event, you will have to kill 40 monsters to gain access to the Castle Gate. Even after 40 monsters have been killed, you do not need to rush your way to destroy the Castle Gate. Instead, let others do the dirty work and it will take them a while.

The monsters give you good exp hence you should stay on the bridge and grind for better total score. The higher the score, the more exp you’ll earn at the end of the event; plus if you manage to break over 200k in points you will earn one additional Jewel of Bless. See how far you could go. You could max out at 3 Jewels of Bless in this event.

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Once the gate is down, make your way to the Crystal Casket. Participants have to kill 8 more magic monsters for the casket to appear, which gives you plenty of time to arrive. Take it easy on the casket, save your 2 most powerful moves for later.

You could spend 200k bound zen for a CP buff which gives you more chance to win that additional Jewel of Bless.

Once the casket is broken, execute your two strongest moves the moment you see the HP bar of the casket appears, then quickly follow with any spell or skill available until it’s over. Note that if you are deemed as the one who destroyed the statue, you’ll earn extra points. Thus, most players try to rush Blood Castle to be the one who break the Crystal Statue.

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6. Tip to win Devil Square : Where is the Balrog?

The boss appears among the very last group of Hell Spiders of Wave 0, when the wave has been killed half way.

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The last wave of Hell Spiders should have no Lich or Hound. There are two groups of Hell Spiders in Wave 0.

Myth: 

  • No, the boss doesn’t appear next to the player with the highest kill point.
  • No, the first one who attacks the boss isn’t always the winner.

7. Quick Tips

  1. At roughly 80k CP you should be able to solo Kalima without another person in the party.
  2. Pulse-click on the Craft button by a rate of 1 click per second after you just succeeded making a Fruit gives you great chance to also succeed in the next 3 attempts. Same method also applied to Item enhancement after the first Success, thus you may often see the System announces someone have just gone from a +7 to +8 and +9 easily.

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  3. Save one challenge in Arena until your reward is available. In some case you could win 3rd, 2nd or 1st place from a low CP player.
  4. You will need at leasr 1080 Condor’s Flames to upgrade Tier 4 to Tier 5 Wings. If you are unlucky, you may need up to 1770 Condor’s Flames to do so.
  5. The Large Blue Crystal appears within a minute and 20 seconds after collection.
  6. Seeding your set makes a big difference, especially when it comes to weapon and shield. For instance, if you have maxed out the seeds of your single-handed weapon, you can begin to seed your shield to offset the damage difference that of two-handed weapon, while having the upper hand in both magic and physical defenses.Be sure to get those additional 10 seeds from both Germ Item Exchange and Guild Shop everyday if possible. Seeding with unbound diamonds guarantees increases in all 4 seed options.
    Seed – Weapon comparison photos
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  7. Guild Altar Buff is very effective in EXP Dungeon.
    Guild Altar Buff
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  8. You only need two 150k+ CP person to finish Corps’ Onslaught party. One stays at the right top corner and the other at the bottom left corner.

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8. Recommended external power banks for MU Origin

Read full review for these power banks at 5 Biggest, Most Affordable 26,800 mAh Power Banks for Pokemon Go that don’t explode, when you have a chance.

9. What future MU looks like ?

View more footage at A sneak peek of the future MU Origin.

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