Level 61
MP Cost: 162 MP
Ecosystem: Aquans
Type: Magical: Water
Target: AoE
Spell Modifiers INT 30%, MND 10%
Set Point Cost: 5 Set Points
Casting Time: 6 Seconds
Recast Time: 39 Seconds
Stat Bonus: MND+2


Obtained from Monster Family: Sea Monk
TP Moves Effect
Cross Attack Single Target Two hit damage attack
Hard Membrane Evasion Boost for caster
Ink Jet Cone Attack damage + Blind
Maelstrom AoE Water damage attack + STR Down
Regeneration Regen for caster
Tentacle Single Target Damage attack
Whirlwind AoE Wind Attack + VIT Down
Special Notes on Monster and it's TP Moves

The Damage from the AoE moves can be large.


Obtaining the Spell
Minimum Blue Mage Level Needed To Acquire Spell: Level 55
Maelstrom is best hunted in Bibiki Bay - Purgonorgo Isle.

This spell can be safely soloed with no issues when you can learn it at 55.

Bringing Eye Drops for blindness can help a little bit. A low damage weapon to feed the Kraken TP helps.

Sea Monk Hunting Grounds Camp #1
Name Level Location
Kraken 37-40 Bibiki Bay - Purgonorgo Isle

The Best place to hunt Sea Monk class mobs is on Purgonorgo Isle in Bibiki Bay. Grab the Manaclipper and ride out. If you are lucky a Sea Monk may spawn on the boat as you go. If you have the holiday swimsuit item that allows a direct warp to the island a lot of time can be saved.

There are eight spawn points here, two on each beach. There are noted with red dots on the map above. At any given time four are active, and they switch about, so you'll need to circle the island to check all of them in case the ones you are using stop popping Krakens for a bit. The respawn rate is very fast, so you will never want for a target. This is what makes this the best camp. Here you will not have to wait for new targets as you farm the spell in case you do not learn.

You should have no problems soloing the Kraken here by the time you can learn the spell. Feed them TP, wait to see the move, and hopefully learn it!


Sea Monk Hunting Grounds Camp #2
Name Level Location
Kraken 37-38 Qufim Island

There is one Kraken on Qufim Island at F-8 in a small cave at the end of a ramp. It guards the flowers that are part of the Beasmaster Flag quest.

At the level you can learn the spell you will have no issues soloing the monster here.

The big problem with this camp is that there is only the one Kraken, and you will have a very long wait for respawn if you do not learn the spell.


Sea Monk Hunting Grounds Camp #3
Name Level Location
Sea Bishop 30-32 Fished - Qufim Island
Kraken 38-40 Fished - Batallia Downs
Kraken 38-40 Fished - Beaucedine Glacier
Kraken 38-40 Fished - Sauromugue Champaign
Kraken 39-40 Fished - Qufim Island

If you know someone with fishing leveled, you can form a party, and have them fish up monsters. There is a good chance that many of the monsters they fish up will be Sea Monk Class in the locations in the list above.

At the level you can learn the spell you will have no problems with these monsters.


Sea Monk Hunting Grounds Camp #4
Name Level Location
Sea Bonze 47-50 Sea Serpent Grotto
Flying Manta 55-59 Labyrinth of Onzozo
Devil Manta 66-69 Sea Serpent Grotto
Lahama 77-79 Arrapago Reef

There are many Sea Monk type monsters in several other zones. As most are harder to reach, or much higher in level, they are not recommended.


Special notes about the spell a Blue Mage may like to know
Can I solo it? Yes. You should have no problems by level 55 in camp #1
Do I need any special items? No, but Eye Drops can be a small help. A warp item to save you a long walk home is a must. A low damage weapon to feed the monster TP is useful. The Holiday Swimsuit to warp to the island is wonderful as a time saver.
Do Sea Monk like to use the move? They have a lot of TP moves, it can take a bit to see it.
The damage from the spell makes it one of the better magical Blue Magic spells.
Maelstrom can be paired with any of the following spells to create the Clear Mind Trait: Poison Breath, Soporific, Venom Shell, Awful Eye, Filamented Hold, Maelstrom, Feather Tickle, Corrosive Ooze, Sandspray, Warm-Up, Lowing, Mind Blast.

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