Is it possible to level up 1 to 60 in 10 hours?

Posted by Member Venoom on 8/29/12 09:03 AM #1
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And if yes, how?

Let's share tips on this thread on how to quickly level up a new character.


besides getting a helmet with a socket (I suggest a level 16 or 17 helmet, level 15 seem a bit overprice in the AH last time I checked), and +Exp gear (useful for lower levels) I also ran some quests several times.

For example, the Leoric Manor. you take the waypoint, go back, kill all the mobs, and the 1 to 3 Elites that spawn.
Rince, Repeat till you see that the experience bar is not filling up anymore.
Posted by Member Buzzell on 8/29/12 12:05 PM #2
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Heart of sin. Run it over and over until you can run it on the next difficulty. Then run it there.
Posted by Member ecocd on 8/29/12 12:38 PM #3
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I pretty much agree with Buzzel, but I might move to Vault of the Assassins in Act 2 between difficulty levels due the the sheer density of monsters there. Generally, though, Heart of Sin is the sweet spot for monster density and monster experience.
Posted by Member Khan on 8/29/12 05:10 PM #4
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I gear with a Cains and Borns set for added XP on lower levels. Boots and helm for Cains set and shoulders and chest for Borns set. I've used that setup on my monk, wiz, and barb (stopped leveling her after the patch because I wanted to concentrate on Para leveling).

I agree with either act/level choice mentioned above. I prefer heart of sin personally.
Posted by Member Venoom on 8/29/12 05:45 PM #5
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thanks all, especially @Khan for the Cain set advice.
It's cheap to get and very effective!
with a socket, I now have +55% Bonus Exp, that's huge.

I am not so sure about the other type of Exp bonus (on Born set and items) that only gives few points per kill.
Is it really helpful after a certain level? It seems negligible compared to a % Bonus that scales with monsters level.

I wonder if it's possible to "abuse" the game by standing between the 4 pillars in Act I, before the Skeleton King, with a gear that has thorns and life regen, and you just go afk while the skeletons keep spawning (as long as the 4 pillars are not destroyed)
Posted by Member Khan on 8/29/12 06:08 PM #6
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@venoom The minimal XP is useful if you can survive using the gear. I would say that any additional XP is always better than 0. Your idea about the thorns is very fascinating...
Posted by Member Venoom on 8/29/12 06:16 PM #7
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I tried it once in Normal mode with my level 60 character, and I destroyed the pillars within seconds because of my pickup radius, lol.
It seems that thorns are influenced by it.
I have to try it in Hell with less pickup radius.
Posted by Member Methrin on 8/29/12 06:39 PM #8
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I've seen a hardcore wizard at 60 die and be 60 again the next day after about 6-7 hours of playtime.
Posted by Member ecocd on 8/30/12 08:07 AM #9
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I believe the pillars eventually stop generating Skeletons. There was an exploit on release similar to that in Act 4, I think, with DH companions that Blizzard had to kill with a hotfix because it was so easy to abuse. I doubt they overlooked the pillars.
Posted by Member gnawol on 9/1/12 11:41 PM #10
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I can only recommend that you pick up a level reduction weapon as soon as you possibly can. If you have 1mil to spare, i recommend picking up a weapon with Reduced Level Requirement of 18, this stuff helps you level significantly faster as you pick up all the +XP Bonuses for multikills, etc.

Naturally anything with +XP is obviously going to help you along the way, as well as a nice red gem in the helm.
Posted by Member century on 9/2/12 04:49 AM #11
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i been looking for this leveling tip for my character, think the act 2 vault stop is just what i need
Posted by Member BohemianStalker on 9/2/12 08:39 AM #12
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+xp , gem, cains set, leoric signet - 5 hours :-)

(ofc with the right locations ...festering, vault, festering, vault, arreat core, arreat core...)
Posted by Member Buzzell on 9/2/12 09:33 AM #13
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Running Born's + Cains right now with 23% ruby in the socket. 53% bonus xp is nice. leveled my monk like 9 times in probably 25-30 minutes.
Posted by Member azwrath03 on 9/2/12 03:59 PM #14
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Good advice on cain's & born's set pieces will def give that a shot with my barb!
Posted by Member Methrin on 9/2/12 05:55 PM #15
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Posted by Buzzell at 09/02/2012 09:33 AM

Running Born's + Cains right now with 23% ruby in the socket. 53% bonus xp is nice. leveled my monk like 9 times in probably 25-30 minutes.


It also helped that you had a level 60 Demon Hunter oneshotting most monsters :P
Posted by Member haru4rave on 9/2/12 10:04 PM #16
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those extra +% to bonus XP helps too much especially that red gem on the helm ^^
Posted by Member Cash2121 on 9/3/12 05:19 AM #17
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I´m not sure its possible... I tried it all and so far it takes 5 hours to lvl 31 WD. We´ll see...
Posted by Member Buzzell on 9/3/12 06:06 AM #18
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t also helped that you had a level 60 Demon Hunter oneshotting most monsters :P



@methrin I guess it helped a bit.
Posted by Member Ryan on 9/3/12 11:16 AM #19
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Cain's w/ high ruby + Signet. I just managed to get 54-60 in about an hour so I'd say it's possible with the right speed and strategy.
Posted by Member duchart on 9/4/12 01:15 AM #20
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Nice work! Helpful question and Helpful answers. I am going to try this stuff out in the morning. cant wait!
Posted by Member lolu on 9/4/12 01:30 AM #21
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Get the Leoric ring, the Cain's set and a star ruby in your helm. Then pick a good levelling spot :)
Posted by Member FORGE on 9/6/12 11:42 AM #22
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Just a quick question: if you're doing the Heart of Sin quest (last part), do you guys generally enter the Azmo boss battle area or do you just clear Arreat Crater?
Posted by Member Methrin on 9/6/12 05:41 PM #23
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Posted by FORGE at 09/06/2012 11:42 AM

Just a quick question: if you're doing the Heart of Sin quest (last part), do you guys generally enter the Azmo boss battle area or do you just clear Arreat Crater?


Arreat crater level 1 & 2 over and over baby!
Posted by Member Oxydez on 9/6/12 06:20 PM #24
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Heart of sin, yep.
Posted by Member Aersia on 9/6/12 11:09 PM #25
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A3 runs combined with +exp clear, would be definitely possible.

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