Quick Guide for Fast Leveling in TSW Softcore ladder

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lordnecro
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Being busy in real life/work makes it harder for you to reach level 150 within the season ladder, So I made this guide for those who want to level up faster while not playing the game most of their entire day.

Disclaimer: This guide is meant for Multiplayer only. Games in lobby are meant to be joined if it has no password (or public games) so don't hesitate joining random people with your same level because more people = more exp/farm (they need more exp too). The item builds I'm gonna discuss later is not recommended for Hardcore ladder.


Leveling Spots:

Normal Mode:
1-5: Act I - Blood Moor-Den of Evil
5-8: Act I - Cave (Cold Plains)
8-15: Act I - Stony Field-Outer Cloister
15-20: Act I - Inner Cloister-Catacombs
20-30+: Act II - (Quest Progression)
30-40+: Act III - (Quest Progression)
40-50+: Act IV - (Quest Progression)
50-60+: Act V - (Quest Progression) & Throne of Destruction runs (After Worldstone Keep)



Nightmare Mode: (Redo spots like in normal mode w/ quest progression )
60-70+: Act I - Act III
70-80+: Act III - Act IV
80-100+: Act IV - Act V - Throne of Destruction runs (After Worldstone Keep)



Hell Mode: (Now the exp gain is getting tougher, but item drops gets better)
Now for leveling 100+:
Go to these places https://docs.median-xl.com/doc/quests/rifts according to your level and do Act quests
Things that will help you level up faster:
1. D2Stats Reader ( for finding better items easier & faster )
2. Command /gl or /cl ( Type '/gl' or '/cl' in lobby chat to show hidden games and join those games that suites your level/dungeon )
3. Rare Armors (Sacred) ( yellow item, will use for Shrine Crafting )
4. Gold ( Since there's no more death penalty, you have enough gold to craft some items since you've reached nightmare mode )
5. Crafting Ingredients ( I'm sure you've found any of these items in Normal-Nightmare Mode ):
How to Craft Gears: https://docs.median-xl.com/doc/items/cube
- Shrines ( Roll +exp attributes, don't bother other stats because you'll get better gears as you progress, you can replace them afterwards )

Sample of Shrine Crafted Sacred Rare with Exp Stats:
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- Lum Rune (lvl 37 Rune) & above ( Cube/transmute higher level runes down to Lum if you got one, Oil of Craft, Jewels, Arcane Reagents )
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Sample of Exp Crafted Jewel: ( Used Lum Rune )
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Minimum is 1%, Maximum is 4% to Experience Gained

- Optional 1: Honorific Weapon [ To make an Honorific Weapon, you'll need a 'magic' weapon (blue item) then go to Act V - Frigid Highlands and kill Shenk the Overseer to get 'Mark of Infusion' item and transmute both using the Horadric Cube. Now you have x2 Mystic Orb Effect, Better use T4/Sacred weapons with six sockets like crystal sword for more exp jewels to put in. ]

Transmute Honorific Weapon in Cube with this Cube Reagent (x5pcs):
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Sample of Honorific Weapon (+6 Crafted Jewels with Lum Rune)
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- Optional 2: Find these Exp Items:
Wardance
Wardance
Saber (4)

Required Level: 4
Required Strength: 37
One-Hand Damage: 6 to 8
Strength Damage Bonus: (20/256 per Strength)%
(31 to 35)% Attack Speed
(4 to 6)% Chance of Crushing Blow
+(51 to 200) Defense vs. Missile
Physical Resist 1%
Total Character Defense 15%
+(4 to 6)% to Experience Gained
Socketed (1)

Required Level: 22
Required Strength: 64
One-Hand Damage: 13 to 14
Strength Damage Bonus: (20/256 per Strength)%
30% Attack Speed
(8 to 10)% Chance of Crushing Blow
+(301 to 500) Defense vs. Missile
Physical Resist 2%
Total Character Defense 30%
+(7 to 9)% to Experience Gained
Socketed (2)

Required Level: 41
Required Strength: 132
One-Hand Damage: 20 to 23
Strength Damage Bonus: (20/256 per Strength)%
45% Attack Speed
(11 to 13)% Chance of Crushing Blow
+(701 to 900) Defense vs. Missile
Physical Resist 3%
Total Character Defense 45%
+(10 to 12)% to Experience Gained
Socketed (3)

Required Level: 50
Required Strength: 265
One-Hand Damage: 23 to 27
Strength Damage Bonus: (20/256 per Strength)%
60% Attack Speed
(14 to 16)% Chance of Crushing Blow
+(1001 to 1200) Defense vs. Missile
Physical Resist 4%
Total Character Defense 60%
+(13 to 15)% to Experience Gained
Socketed (3)


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Red Vex' Mantle
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Myokai's Path
Myokai's Path
Ring

Required Level: 30
+15% to Experience Gained
+2 to Light Radius

or Rare Rings with +5 to experience gained and above

Rare Amulet with +5 to experience gained and above
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Note: I didn't include other Exp SUs because it's harder to find

- Optional 3: Arcane Reagents (cube 5pcs) = Arcane Crystals (for shrine blessing/better gear)
6. Belladona Extract [ you'll gonna need at least 1pc for respecc (reset stats&skills) just in case when you've reached higher levels to change/match your item builds and skills, better if you still have your Akara's quest reward with you ]




Results: I have reached lvl 140 within two weeks using these Exp Items altogether, I go to work 8hrs a day, then I play 3-5hrs on my free time (no hassle)
I hope somehow I helped you even just a little, thanks for stopping by
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V_i_n_S
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Whether with jewels that increase experience, you manage to have maximum resistances?
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lordnecro
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yes, depends on the roll + jewel random elem resistance stats
mortimer_85
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Hey nice quick guide!

Is the affix list out of date? Because it says that jewels can roll from 1-3 % exp gained. This way the maximum on a Lum crafted jewel would be 5% and not 4% .
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mortimer_85 wrote:Hey nice quick guide!

Is the affix list out of date? Because it says that jewels can roll from 1-3 % exp gained. This way the maximum on a Lum crafted jewel would be 5% and not 4% .


yes I think some of the docs are out of date, thanks for pointing out
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What class/build did you level on? Not every build has luxury of being able to put exp on gear
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lordnecro
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I used fireheart totem/rampagor summoner necro for early game and deathlord melee/rampagor summoner w/ bane for mid game
antonius
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hi guys, but because when a jewel inside an object, this goes to higher levels. What formula do you use to understand and not go beyond your level?
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DacianDraco
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The highest required level between item and socket filler becomes the required level after socketing.