Exploring the Dead Mine

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Background Story

Zakum was a spirit sealed in a tree deep in the mines of El Nath's volcano. A mining town that once existed nearby eventually discovered this tree. At the time, it had no malevolent notions, but the greed of the miners corrupted it. As the spirit was corrupted, it grew smarter, and finally became capable of controlling the town's populace. It forced them to build an enormous statue in tribute to it. The now evil spirit of Zakum possessed the statue, subjugated all the humans and eventually killed everyone in the town. Zakum now rests deep in the lava caves, waiting for powerful players to challenge his might.

Starting the quest

First, you must be level 50 or above. Go to El Nath and talk to your respective job instructor (they are the job advancement people for 3rd job). Ask them to allow you to participate in the Zakum dungeon quest.

Warning: You cannot do the Zakum mine quest if you did not do the above tasks.

Recommended Levels and Pots

Minimum:
400 White pots
400 Red bean sundae

Nearest town scroll to return(s) to El Nath when you need to in case or emergency, be it re-pot or trading.

Recommended Levels: 55 Onwards. Do avoid the Bains at all costs. Also note that if you fall into lava, it deals 200 damage per second.

How to get to El Nath Dungeon
Time needed: 1 hour or less

You can skip the below if you have the item “Return Scroll to Dead Mine”, which costs about 200k at Free Market.

Walk right of El Nath town. After awhile, you will see Yetis, the big ones. Look out for a map with crossroads as you move along. Take the top portal at the crossroads. Soon after walking some more, you will come to a map that has a dead end. Talk to the NPC at the top, and he’ll allow you into the dungeon. Prepare to face tons of wolves and werewolves. Thieves, on your Dark Sight, Mages on your Magic Guard, the other jobs just run for it and pray you don’t get hit. You may be hit 1000 damage. You will come to the zombies. Walk right and right and right until it appears to be a dead end. Go into the hole at the right and you’ll end up at dead mine. Walk down to get to the map the passage and fall down. Detour around the Bains using ropes and keep moving right. Then, you will reach the map The Door to Zakum. Congratulations! You have made it.

Explore the Dead Mine

Time limit: 30 minutes

A complete map of the Dead Mine and recommended completion order.

You must complete stages 1-3 once each in order to fight Zakum.

Explore the Dead Mine (Level 1)
Time limit: 30 minutes

Video of person soloing the quest http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5i2BqPWcFdo

Make a party (You can form a party of yourself too, solo), and you are ready to do stage 1.

I have made 4 guides.

  1. Basic information that you must know
  2. Guide to getting keys ONLY
  3. Guide to get both keys and documents
  4. Script for guide 3

Guide 1: Important Information

Talk to Adobis and enter the mine map. When you enter, you will be at this map in front of number 9. Rooms 10 and 7 lead to room 16. Here is a map for room 16:

The yellow x is where you come out. All these maps are called 16-(the yellow number). For example, room 1 in area 16 would be called 16-1.

You need to collect 7 keys as part of stage 1. You are also given the optional task of finding 30 out of 32 documents to exchange to get 5 “return scroll to dead mine”.

Return to Dead Mine Scrolls can be a good business. These can sell in FM between 200K on up to 999K each.

Whacking the rocks and chests located in each map can: 1. Summon 3 mimics(only for chest) 2. Teleport you back to the first map (only for chest) 3. Drop dead mine scrolls, mesos, elixers 100% and 50%, fried chicken, red bean soup 4. Drop keys 5. Drop documents

Mimic stats

Level: 54
HP: 4,100
MP: 50
EXP: 165
Accuracy: 175
Avoid: 25

Key locations (7keys): 4-2 (rock), 9-2, 11-1, 14-1, 16-2, 16-3, 16-5 (rock).

Document locations (32 documents): 1-1, 1-2, 2-1, 3-1, 4-2, 5-1, 6-1, 7-1, 9-1, 10-1, 11-1, 12-1, 14-1, 15-1, 16-4, 16-5*, 16-6

This Document is located in a chest. 

The following rooms all have 2 Documents: 3-2, 7-2, 8-1, 9-2, 10-2, 13-1

In addition, there's 3 documents located near the starting point.

Guide 2: Hunting keys only

Reward: 20k exp and a piece of fire ore

Party members needed: 2->4

Note that some chests can teleport you out so that’s why you search in a group. Head into these rooms as a whole group and hit the object in the bracket to get the keys:

4-2 (rock) 9-2 (chest) 11-1 (chest) 14-1 (chest) 16-2 (chest) 16-3 (chest) 16-5 (rock)

After you have the keys, head to map 16-5. There is a giant chest:

Drop the 7 keys on it, and out will drop a fire ore :

Talk to Aura after you have the ore, and instruct all party members to walk into the portal. You will gain piece of fire ore x1

Guide 3: Hunting both keys and documents Reward: 5 dead mine scrolls, 30k exp and 1 piece of fire ore for hunting both keys and documents. Party members: 6

Make 4 party members follow guide 2. The other two will hunt the documents in these locations:

Document locations (32 documents): 1-1, 1-2, 2-1, 3-1, 4-2, 5-1, 6-1, 7-1, 9-1, 10-1, 11-1, 12-1, 14-1, 15-1, 16-4, 16-5*, 16-6

This Document is located in a chest.

The following rooms all have 2 Documents: 3-2, 7-2, 8-1, 9-2, 10-2, 13-1

In addition, there's 3 documents located near the starting point.

END OF STAGE 1