Fastest Way to Level Alts Up

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Posted by: Zogyark.4597

Zogyark.4597

As much as I enjoy the game I wouldn’t really want to spend the same amount of time leveling up alts as I did my main, for this I ask what is the best way to procceed to leveling up your alt, is there any specific guides out there, or any specific game mode that helps the most? (PvE vs WvWvW) I know that crafting 1-400 gives (or gave) 10 flat levels no matter what level you are, however crafting mats could be pretty expensive so taking this into consideration I’d probably do 2 crafting professions so that would be about 20 but what about the rest?

I’ve leveled up 3 alts to level 15, which only took about 5 hours each including completing queensdale and personal story up to lvl 14. I’m sure things change on the higher levels, from what I remember 25-40 were the slowest for me but then again I was completing pretty much everything.

So open to any suggestions, willing to make a guide here if we get everything together.

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Posted by: FadeXF.5460

FadeXF.5460

I spent 95 hours for my last level 80 and the majority of the time I spent strictly at events. It is tedious and boring at times…. but this is hands down the most effective method of power leveling right now.

When I make my next alt I will likely do the following:

1->15 – I am open to any hints for this for super fast leveling NOT crafting – but I would just level normally but make sure to do the entire zone + class quest to try to maximize speed here. Not aware of low level fast spawn event hot-spot.

15->35 – Kessex Hills: Centaur Bridge+Overlord’s Greatcamp/Thunder Ridge+Meremoot Hill Boss Spawn. There is a trifecta event area that has about 5 mins downtime only. SUPER fast leveling here.

35->50 – Harathi Hinterlands: Modniir Gorge chain events. I can’t tell you the exact respawn but I don’t think it is very long… there is a 3-4 chain event that starts near Cloven Hoof Pass to protect the area, then make your way to Modniir Gorge and then up to near that skill point area, and back down into that “pit” location to fight a major boss + chest. That entire chain is amazing leveling and item goodness. FAST leveling here.

50->60 – Sparkfly Fen: there is another trifecta event area around the Astrozintli Forelands. I almost always spawns 1-2-3 in a row and then about a 5 min max downtime… you can also catch the major shark event near Orvanic Shore WP in some downtimes if enough people there. Event seems to sync starting at the top right heart, bottom one, then left side… but it can be random so usually I just hover in near the main WP at Astrozintly Forelands and just watch for them.

60->75 Sparkfly Fen: Splinterest Coast waypoint has a 2-3 events that spawn very quickly as well as the dragon spawn every 3 hours. One of the events basically sits right on the heart just above the WP, and the other is in Chokevine Gorge. Even though it is 2 events (usually an escort quest roams downwards towards the WP) the xp is tremendous just due to the amount of mobs that spawn.

70/75->80 I would just pick 1 craft and bust it to 300+. By this point you will have TONS of extra money and never even have to buy a single item since I guarantee you will find every piece of your gear when you level this way.

IN BEFORE “just play the game” – since both you and I are already “done” the game and working on alts this is not a valid statement for this thread.

If anyone has better spots especially 1-15 please throw those out there. I would love to see alt-leveling down under 75 hours played per. That would be nice!! =)

(Also: please don’t ban me mods)

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Posted by: Lani.1429

Lani.1429

Start crafting when you’re in the higher levels 70 – 80. Keep storing all materials you find during questing,events etc. Once you reach high level use your Crafting booster, which will give you insanely crit EXP. I remember going from 71 to 80 in almost one day.

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Posted by: FadeXF.5460

FadeXF.5460

People may also benefit from these tips too:

1) Tuning Crystals + Food stacks nourishment bonus. When leveling you should always have both with you.

2) For alts bag space is still important. Equip them with 4x 12+ slot bags.

3) When using event-method leveling ALWAYS have 6x Salvage kits. Only when you are almost done with those is the time you hit up a vendor. A lot of people waste tons of time traveling back and forth from vendors.

4) If you didn’t know – now I’m not going to judge you here but who knows – deposit collectibles always to free up that bag space.

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Posted by: akuzum.5263

akuzum.5263

GW2 already is an insane fast leveling game unlike the others, so i really don’t understand what is your rush for?!

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Posted by: Hawken.7932

Hawken.7932

Yeah agreed, I wouldn’t rush, but definitely crafting can help quite a bit. Especially cooking… even though it’s been made more difficult it’s still very do-able if you have collected on your main as you went along.

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Posted by: mercury ranique.2170

mercury ranique.2170

All above tips are good, just my own two cents is that I like to start off with exploring the 6 city’s. Although it is boring and takes 2-3 hours It rewards a very nice amount of XP and means when you start your starting area, you are ahead of the recommended level so no trouble to keep in the right sub-area and being more effective in cleaning the starter area’s. Besides that, you don’t need to travel to other starter area’s.

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Posted by: VakarisJ.5619

VakarisJ.5619

There are 8 crafting disciplines, you can have 2 active and infinite inactive disciplines at any given time. If you’ve the coin to spend, that’s the fastest way – for 10g each you can get most crafting skills up to 400 in a few hours, which gives 10 levels. Cooking is the exception, it needs 1k karma, 2 gold coins and about 16 hours of discovering new recipes, by following the wiki.

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Posted by: Delsaber.1562

Delsaber.1562

I took my time with my guardian to 80 but with my warrior I went pretty quick in 56 hours. I didnt realise the time as it seemed to go so fast. Without afking and other random idle time it was probably around 50 hours.

I just raced through areas complete heart/dynamic events wherever possible

Some people say go to areas 2 levels above you to get better bonus exp from mobs but I found the mobs take so much longer to kill it just didnt seem worth it so stuck to my level or lower.

crafting is insane too so grab a booster or two to get easy levels.

Ill take my time again on next alt

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Posted by: Zenyatoo.4059

Zenyatoo.4059

Do the dailies (free 130% exp IIRC)
Do events if you can find them
Dungeons. Lots of dungeons. Each path is basically a level.

crafting nets you oodles of exp. Despite what most people say, I honestly found it better to craft early on. At least with 1 profession. That allows you to skip the parts before you get your traits and such, which is generally the most boring part of leveling.