Erda Spectrum is a party quest that can be done individually in MapleStory.
The whole aim for this quest is that you’ll be able to farm Arcane Symbols and it’s doable daily.
It can be done up to three times, and it only counts if you clear the whole thing. If you fail, you can do again and it doesn’t affect the daily count.
Here’s how you can do the Erda Spectrum quest in MapleStory.
Step 1: Collect Erda
The first step is to collect Erda. If you see at the top of your screen, there’s a counter for Erda.
Each monster you kill is 1 Erda.
We typically prefer to kill at least 100 mobs to get 100 Erda. Each Erda actually constitutes 1 second (time), so you may want to get enough Erda to give you time to finish this stage.
If you have killed 100 mobs, you get 100 seconds for the next step.
Once you have enough Erda, you can stop this part by pressing the “N” key when you’re standing in line with the Erda condenser in the middle.
The mobs will disappear and you’ll need to perform step 2.
Step 2: Push the balls
Once the mobs are gone, use your attacking skills and attack the Erda condenser in the middle of the map.
It will start dropping Erda balls of three colors – red, blue and purple.
- Red and blue balls = 1 point each
- Purple balls = 2 points each
To push the balls, press the “N” key again, which is the same action key you use to get Runes.
There will be two walls, red and blue.
Blue balls go to the blue wall and red balls go to the red wall.
The location of blue and red walls are random and can be on either side, so you’ll need to check each round.
Purple balls can go to both walls, and they give 2 points so it’s better to use them.
The goal of this stage is to get 10 points, meaning you push the balls into the walls until you reach 10 points.
Warning: there will be a red line on the ground at times and you’ll want to get your balls away from the line. It indicates that it will explode and your balls on the line will also disappear.
Step 3: There are two different last stages
After finishing pushing the balls, there will be a final stage.
You can get either of these two:
- Prevent the monster spawn rate from reaching 50
- Pushing the Arma head back to the cave
It’s random and both are pretty direct.
1. Prevent monster spawn rate
If you get the task to prevent monster spawn rate from hitting 50, that’s what you need to do.
There’s a 2 minute timer and you simply have to kill mobs all the way until the timer ends.
They will spawn more towards the end, so you’ll need to clear quickly. As long as the monster spawn is below 50 when you finish, you will clear the quest.
If you have enough Erda, you can press “N” at the Erda condenser to kill off the mobs in one explosion.
2. Drive away Arma head
The second possible last stage is to push the Arma heads back to the cave.
There will also be mobs just in case you run out of Erda. Using the laser beam consumes Erda but not much.
To push the head, stand in line with the Erda condenser in the middle, and hold the “N” button to shoot a laser beam.
Keep shooting the laser beam until the head goes back in and you see at the top of your screen that the number of kill went up.
You have to get 5 kills and within the time limit to clear this quest. If the Arma head reaches the condenser in the middle, you fail.
Reward for Erda Spectrum
After completing the quest, you will earn 2 Arcane symbols.
You can do this quest three times a day and get 6 Arcane symbols daily.
You will also gain millions of EXP per round.