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Getting to Level Cap Efficiently
When Gameloft deemed power leveling a bannable offense, they forced many players to find other ways to legitimately level characters. To level your character, you can grind, quest, or go to dungeons. The current max level is 75.
To level your character to max level:
- Queue dungeons and do repeatable dungeon quests
- Buy instant 60 in the Nick Shop, then do one of the above
Which Is the Best Way to Level?
A little of everything goes a long way. If you are inclined to spend real money for progress, then the instant 60 backpack is a good value. With that being said, leveling a toon yourself is the best way to learn your class.
The answer to the question above depends on your playing style. Some people think grinding is best, other people think questing is better, and there's a third group who thinks running dungeons is the only way.
I don't think there is an overall best way to level. I think the best way to learn your toon and prepare to run legendary dungeons is to do a combination of all three. There are times when questing is better, times when grinding is better, and times when running dungeons is better.
Learning About Dungeons
To help you figure out when you should be running dungeons, you need to know as much about dungeons as possible. You need to know how much experience a dungeon gives and how to queue (if you don't queue, or forget to re-queue after someone exits the dungeon, you will not receive bonus experience).
Know Your Class
When talking about getting to level 75, MAX level, then you cannot overlook the importance of knowing your class and spec. These two aspects of the game are integrated into every part of the game forever and ever.
Understanding your spec creates player flexibility that can put you on top of the Order and Chaos dungeon and PVP charts. One of the best ways to know your class is to look to others who have time-tested every spec under the sun.
If you really want to get to level 75 quickly then I recommend you check out Shadnation, Speedfreak, Ray Blackwood, or other OAC greats on YouTube.
Players used to go places like the ice field near Brutos Camp to power level one another. A player could do virtually nothing while another player did 100% of the work. People loved it, but it created a surge of under geared and under-skilled players.
Grinding used to be a fine way to level. But, now that we are back to the future grinding just doesn't make sense over the long haul.
If your toon only needs a few points to get to the next level, and you have experience blessings or diploma gear, then go ahead. But to make large gains quickly you need to use a different method.
If you are close to the next level, you might go ahead and farm mobs from Polynesia island. It's faster to get a dungeon run, but sometimes grinding gets you over the hump between levels.
Questing (Including Level 70–75 Quest Lines)
Some people love questing, some people don't care for it. It can be a lot of fun, earn you rewards, and unlock achievements. The fastest way from 70 to 75 in Order and Chaos is the Polynia quest lines.
Once you are level 70 you can pick up the new quest lines. The best place to begin them is by visiting Knut, an NPC in the back of the Quiet Path in Greenmont. Once you pick up the quest, walk into the glowing teleporter. You will be transported to the opening quests in the Obsidian shore.
At level 70 and 73 make sure to visit the Grey Market in the Petrified forest to pick up even more quests. If you only want to supplement some quests then find the green quests located north of the PVP zone in the Petrified Forest.
Dungeon XP Runs
Using the normal dungeon queue is the best way to get to level 70. Remember, once you are 70 you can switch to questing in Polynesia Island and Sacrificial Altar. But, getting to 70 is the first lap of the race.
Two ways to get experience from normal dungeons:
- Finish a normal dungeon through the dungeon finder
- Do the repeatable quests
You can queue into normal dungeons to get a lot of XP. Nowadays it only takes two players to queue into the normal dungeons you will need to get to 70. You can queue alone or with a friend. If you enter the queue by yourself, you will be paired with another player.
Just remember to reset the dungeon after you complete it.
The second step to getting max level fast is doing the repeatable dungeon quests. Every time you run a normal dungeon you can get bonus XP for being present at the death of the end boss. Once you finish the quest to kill the end boss, you turn it in for even more XP.
As you level you will move through many different dungeons. When you get to EHN stick with it. You can run MZN and AGN for the quests if you want, but the truth is that you will get to 70 faster by queuing EHN and completing the dungeon quest.
Eloidion's Horizon only requires two people. In addition, the dungeon XP plus the repeatable quest is about the same as MZN and AGN.
How to See Dungeon Experience
I'll be honest. Nobody told me about the queue until I had been playing for quite some time. I cringe when I think about how much experience I missed because no one on my team knew how to do it. I think most of us did not know how to do it because most of us did not understand what it was for.
Once you learn how you access the page which shows you how much experience you get for each dungeon, it makes you realize how important it is to use the queue. In general, the higher level the dungeon, the more experience you get.
I'm not going to list every dungeon and how much experience they give you. I think it's better for you to learn how to access this information from inside the game. Hey, once you learn it you could teach it to some of your friends and look pretty cool.
Instructions for Finding the Experience Info
It's actually pretty simple. Here is where you can find the experience for each OAC dungeon.
- Open your menu by clicking your portrait in the upper left-hand corner
- Select Team
- Select Dungeon (the right tab on the right)
- Click the dungeon finder (Bottom box on right, looks like a bulls head in a magnifying glass)
- Under "Select Dungeon Type" Choose specific normal or legend
- Choose a Dungeon
There will be a box on the right titled Rewards. It will tell you how much experience you will get for completing this dungeon when you have used the queue.
© 2014 Jade Griffin
Squrrillbacn on April 11, 2018:
I got to level 75 by dungeons strictly but This was really helpful in deciding what to do
Duke on February 27, 2015:
Yeah i got to lvl 70 and still haven't finished it, tried it couple of times with friends but to damn hard. So decided to get better gear just got full s3 set, don't have any t3 or t4 pieces.
Jade Griffin (author) from Ohio on February 27, 2015:
I haven't done it since the update. They made it harder? Lol, wasn't it hard enough?
Duke on February 27, 2015:
I got one question, have you tried rebirth of faith dungeon, when i got to lvl 66 i got quest there but we couldn't kill last boss Gunner, he delivers too much damage, any tips on how to kill him. I checked on youtube also and it's all for before update where you could finish it. By the way love your work it helped me a lot...
Lumi on January 23, 2015:
I noticed this game is very much like swtor. Crafting, dungeons and quests :)
Jade Griffin (author) from Ohio on December 05, 2014:
To fill one slot, you que the team in from the team, dungeon, que menue. If you que with three then it should fill the slot with someone who qued solo. That is, if it's working.
Luindor of Glimmermoor on November 23, 2014:
I have used the que when I'm solo to find a group, but how do you use it when you are part of team and trying to fill one slot .
Grimmer on August 23, 2014:
Nice guide, thanks. BTW, any plans for Frostlund mounts map?
Nick Deal from Earth on August 22, 2014:
You are the Order and Chaos expert for sure