Cubing items is going to be an essential part of Maplestory once you need to upgrade your equipment for late game.
Throughout your journey, you will be using a ton of cubes to upgrade your gear.
One thought that comes into everybody’s mind when cubing is: what is the chance of tiering up the potential of this item?
To answer this question, we’ve created a chart of the chance to tier up when using each type of cube from each type of rarity to the next.
Some of the cube rates in this guide are official numbers from Nexon while others are estimates.
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Miracle Cubes tier up rates
As cubing becomes a bigger part of the game, the higher your level reaches, it’s inevitable that you start to wonder what the chance of you tiering up an item is.
Because of developments in the Korea version of Maplestory regarding bonus stat generation issues, Nexon decided to release the official cube rates for Red Cubes, Black Cubes, and Bonus Potential Cubes.
They did this in an effort to improve transparency after players were outraged about the stat generation probability issue.
Tier-up rates for Occult Cubes, Master Craftsman’s Cubes, and Meister’s Cubes have not been released by Nexon.
It is, however, possible to figure out the tier-up rates of these types of cubes by using a bunch of them, recording the data, and calculating the rate.
This is what some players of Maplestory did, where they themselves used a bunch of cubes and pooled data from other sources, including long non-edited cubing sessions of Youtubers, etc.
We are using their findings to show the rates for Occult Cubes, Master Craftsman’s Cubes, and Meister’s Cubes.
We cannot be certain that the rates for tiering up are the exact same in GMS, but they are most likely very similar, if not the exact same.
The following chart showing the tier-up rate of each type of Miracle Cube in Maplestory is based on the official numbers from Maplestory Korea, source, and the findings of a group of Maplestory players, source.
|Icon||Cube||Rare To Epic||Epic To Unique||Unique To Legendary|
|Master Craftsman's Cube||11.84%||3.81%||-|
|Bonus Potential Cube||4.7619%||1.9608%||0.4975%|
Miracle Cubes that can only tier up to a specific rarity will be marked with ‘-‘ at each tier up they cannot do.
The tier up rates that are calculated above are based on this many samples:
- Occult Cubes: 1,100 samples
- Master Craftman’s Cubes: 9,325 samples
- Meister’s Cube: 740 samples
This gives us a good estimate of their chance of tiering up, but they are still far from perfect, especially the calculations for Occult Cube and Meister’s Cube, as they have so few samples.
All data regarding these tier-ups are from the Reboot server.
The general understanding is, however, that the chance to tier up with a specific type of cube is the same on both Reboot and normal servers.
When Miracle Time is live, the chance to tier up an item is doubled.
Based on the tier-up rates above, we can calculate the expected number of cubes you need to tier up an item to the next tier at each rarity, as well as the total number of cubes needed to get to legendary.
The number of cubes you need to tier up in the following chart has been rounded to the nearest zero decimal number.
|Icon||Cube||Rare To Epic||Epic To Unique||Unique To Legendary||Rare to Legendary|
|Master Craftsman's Cube||8||26||-||-|
|Bonus Potential Cube||21||51||201||273|
Do keep in mind that these are just a theoretical average number of cubes needed to tier up based on an estimate of the chance to tier up.
That’s all the information we have about Miracle Cube tier-up rates in Maplestory!
If you have any input or suggestions for this guide, let us know in the comment section below.