UI Guide

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The User Interface provides information at a glance for your convenience, as well as access to numerous options and menus, through the use of visual indicators. It can be fully hidden by pressing the [Delete] key.

UI Guide

An overview of the user interface

Character Information

Your character's username, Level (El Resonance Level), Resurrection Stone Count, HP, MP, Awakening Orbs, and other information is displayed in the top-left corner of your screen. Certain characters may display additional information depending on their Character System. If you currently have a Pet summoned, its hunger and MP will be displayed underneath your character's portrait, as well as pet's quick slot.


The channel you are currently in, as well as your location within the game, will be displayed in the top-right of your screen. By clicking on the arrow next to your current channel, you can quickly select another channel to switch to, without exiting back to the menu (Can only be used in towns).

Buffs and Debuffs

Main Article: Status Effects

Your current Buffs and Debuffs are displayed just underneath your Channel/Location info. Small icons will appear to indicate the buffs and/or debuffs your character currently has, which can be hovered over to view additional info, as well as an accompanying timer to signify how much longer the effect will last. Server-wide buffs/benefits that affect every player, are listed in the top-center of the screen. the display can be moved freely around the screen and be flipped.

Active Quests

Main Article: Quests

Up to six of your currently active Quests will be displayed here, in order to easily track your progress. Upon completion of a quest, you are given the option to QuickClear.png a quest with a single click while in a town or field. Clicking on a quest will bring up the full information of it in the quest menu. To hide your active quests from your UI, you can disable it from the quest menu, or by pressing the [TAB] key.


Events are temporary activities that you can participate in for various rewards and benefits. Information about ongoing events can usually be found by hovering over, or clicking on event icons at the top of your screen.


Villages & Rest Areas

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(Elrios Hot
Shy Spirit,
Tiny Spirit,

Dungeons & Hunting Fields

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Field Boss
Boss Portal
(Hunting Fields)

The minimap indicates nearby NPCs and Party Members in towns. In dungeons, it will also display the number of remaining mobs in an area. You can click the 'M' button next to the minimap to view the Town/World map, or by pressing the [M] key. Pressing the key in a Dungeon will display the Dungeon map. Mail information, time to get event rewards (if there is an event), and item durability warnings are displayed next to the minimap. A repair option will appear here when your equipment durability is low, allowing you to repair it mid-dungeon, although repairing using this method costs significantly more than at a blacksmith.


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Cobo Express
Story Quest
Life Content
[ ]No default keybind. Individual keybinds for Fishing and Pet Expedition can be set manually from the 'Set Custom Keyboard' menu.
[0] [Y] [H]
[O] [ESC]
Events Item Mall

Event / Old Menu

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The Character screen is an overview of information about your character. Here you can manage your equipment and costumes, which can be equipped/unequipped by dragging and dropping, or right-clicking. You can also select other options to further strengthen, or customize your character, as well as view your levels, guild name, available K-Ching, and resurrection stones. Your character's Combat Power, Defensive Power, and elemental resistances are displayed in the lower portion of the screen. A more detailed overview of your stats can be viewed by clicking the magnifying glass icon.

Other information and options available on the character screen are as follows.

Skill/Item Slots

Main Article: Skills

The Skill Slots are where you equip your skills to use in combat. 8 slots are available at the start. Transcendence unlocks an additional skill slot, and an additional slot (T-Slot) can be unlocked by purchasing Skill Slot Expansion (Transcendent) from the Item Mall. Upon unlocking your hyperactive skill, a hyperactive skill slot will be unlocked, which can only be occupied by your hyperactive skill. Advancing to 3rd Jobs unlocks an additional 5 slots that can be accessed by pressing the spacebar. This is primarily used for Force Skills, however normal skills can be equipped here as well. Despite this, you may only carry a maximum of 10 normal skills and 5 force skills at a time.

Quick Slots

Quick Slots are used to equip consumable items from your inventory, such as potions, food, drinks, Monster Cards, and other consumables. These items can only be used during gameplay if they are equipped to one of your quick slots, and will trigger the item's cooldown when swapping items in a field or dungeon. Equipping them in a town or resting area, skips the cooldown.


Your skill slots, quick slots, special slots, and buff list can all be resized and freely moved around on your screen. They can be reset back to their default sizes and positions by pressing the reset buttons in the options menu.


Extreme Nasod Megaphone

Megaphone Chat

By using a Nasod Megaphone, you can broadcast a message that is visible to everyone in channel you are currently in. The Extreme Nasod Megaphone works the same way, but instead broadcasts your message across the entire server (All Channels). These messages will appear in the Megaphone Chat, along with the current channel the user sent it from shown next to their name. Megaphones are obtained from the Item Mall, Ariel, trading, or events.


Toggling chat message visibility.

The chat box displays chat messages, announcements, system messages, whispers, Quick Voice messages, and exp/ED information. There are multiple chat tabs in which you can switch to, in order to view specific types of chat messages only. These include:

  • All: View all chat messages and notifications
  • Party: Show only party chat
  • Guild: Show only guild chat
  • Whisper: Show only whispers you have sent/received
  • Couple: Available after becoming a couple with another player, allows you to communicate privately between one another.

Mentor Search Requests

Main Article: Mentor-Pupil System
A player seeking a mentor

Players using the Mentor Search Request option, will have their requests appear above the megaphone chat. Their username, job, channel, and location are all listed with the request, which is broadcasted across the entire server.


By clicking on the gear icon within the currently active chat tab, you can further customize what content you would prefer to be visible in it, by toggling the options to your liking. The chat box can be resized vertically and moved around freely to your liking. You can lock the chat box in place by click the lock icon, or hide it completely by clicking the speech bubble icon next to it. Doing so however, does not hide megaphone or mentor announcements.

Begin Playing

Starting A Dungeon

Main Article: Dungeons

By click the Dungeon button, you can select the region and dungeon in which you wish to play in, granted you have them unlocked. Dungeons that are grayed out, currently cannot be accessed until you unlock them by meeting the requirement(s), and complete all dungeons leading up to it in that region.


On the majority of dungeons, you have the option to either automatically queue up for a party, by pressing the larger Start Dungeon (F8) button, or immediately enter as-is with Start with current members. When queuing, you are required to meet the minimum Appropriate Combat Level, as well as at least be in the level range for that dungeon in order to start. The latter option bypasses these requirements completely.


Arena interface

Sometimes dungeons, and region tabs will be marked with specific icons.

  • Dungeons and Regions marked with a (Q) indicate that an active quest is available there.
  • Secret Dungeons with a Padlock over them, indicate that they are closed. You can hover over them to see the next date in which they will be open.
  • Dungeons with limited time entries with have timers next to them, indicating how long entry is available for, or how long until it will be opened.

Starting a PvP Match

Main Article: PvP

Entering a PvP match is much the same as entering a dungeon. By clicking the Arena button, you may select your preferences for combat, such as number of competitors, map exceptions, as well your progress towards your next rank.


The community tabs enable you to easily find other plays, and view information about their character, as well as see which of your friends are online. Players who are Coupled or Married, can also access features on the couples tab. Mentor-Pupil System options and information are also available within the community tabs.


The All tab allows you to see every player that is currently in the same location as you currently are in, along with their username, character icon, and their level. You can interact with players from this menu, such as viewing their equipment, adding them as a friend, or challenging them to a duel. It should be noted that a number of features require you to be standing close to the other player in order for them to work.


The Friend tab, gives you a list of all or your added friends, and shows you when they are online or offline. From here you can initiate a private chat between friends, which opens up an independent chat window that can be closed or minimized. You will receive a notification upon receiving messages from friends, which can be accessed by clicking on the community button.


Main Article: Wedding System

The Couple/Marriage tab allows you to see a full render of yourself, and your partner, as well as their current status and location. Married couples will have an option to request their partner to teleport to their exact location for free. Couples who wish to break up will also have the option to do so from this menu, for a fee.

Forming a Party

Forming a party allows you to play together with other players. There are multiple ways to form a party.

  • Right-click on your character or portrait and select "Add Party", then type in a name.
  • Accessing the Community [0], Friends [Y], or Guild window and inviting someone from the player lists.
  • Right-clicking on a player in a town or field, and selecting "Party Invite".



  • During early beta versions of the KR version of the game, most of the entire game functioned through a menu UI. Villages were all simply select screens where you choose which options you'd like to use, rather than a fully rendered village to walk around in.


Date Changes
08/11/2012 06/04/2013
  • UI Revamped
12/06/2018 -
  • Character Information UI revamped

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Character Progression 1st Jobs2nd JobsTranscendence3rd JobsMaster Class
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