Quickly Leveling Through the Story (1 Viewer)


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Jun 23, 2018
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Hey all,

I realize most people know how to get through the story mode quickly at this point, but there are some useful tools out there so here is a great guide to follow to help maximize your efficiency.

There are indicators in each zone to let you know where you need to go to get through the individual zones quickly.

Layout Guide: https://www.poelab.com/act-1-leveling-guide/

A quick breakdown of the quests are here.

If you're going for as much speed as possible, avoid doing side quests and things that are out of the way when running through the story mode. Just do the mandatory quests and those that are not out of the way. You will likely want to get the passive point quests while you go, but you can avoid the respec quest and come back later if needed.

Kill monsters in big packs and all the blues you encounter, skip all rares/bosses that are not mandatory. Don't bother with small white packs tho. Use strong, effective and decently big AoE skills/spells and maybe even have a set up for single target for all the bosses if you have a 4-link to spare, even early on.

Be sure to prioritize speed. You will likely need a health flask or two and a mana flask. After that try to run with at least two Quicksilver flasks. At level 16 you can actually equip Alchemist's Quicksilver Flask of Adrenaline, though on your first play-through you likely will not be able to roll one.

If anyone has more to add, please feel free to add it!

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Dec 4, 2018
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If could add an extra tip. I would suggest that people download a leveling focused loot filter from Filterblade.xyz.
On the homepage under "Presets" and then click the "Leveling" drop-down, here you can choose a loot filter specific to the type of character you are leveling (Ranger, Melee, Spell caster etc.) These filters will highlight items based on what your character archetype needs. For example if you are a Ranger then bows and Dex based armor bases will be highlighted, if you are a One-hand melee build then STR based armors and melee weapons will be highlighted.
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Nov 29, 2018
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I've heard of instances where they sometimes add in new layouts so something to be aware of.
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