[3.1/3.2] Fast Leveling Guide

THIS GUIDE HAS BEEN UPDATED FOR 3.4:

https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2150196


old guide

Hello fellow Exiles!

This guide is for fast leveling where we only focusing on completing quests which gives us skill points and new gems. The Quests are marked with the reward so it's easy to skip the ones you don't want/need to do. They are also marked with correct name of the NPC.

You don't need to get all WP's, but I highly recommend it since it can slow down your leveling process not getting them.

Only go back to town when you need new gems, passive skill points or to sell looted items.

You can come back later to make all the Labyrinths since you only need those for doing the Ascendy Labyrinth.

"Extra" means quests that's not always needed.
"Complete" means it is time to get back to town.

Shorthand:
WP = Way Point
SP = Skill Point
RP = Respec Point
GM = Gem
EX = Extra
BA = Bandit
RI = Rare Item
QF = Quicksilver Flask
UF = Utility Flask
UJ = Unique Jewel
MP = Map
LB = Labyrinth
WT = Walktrough
TP = Teleport

Feel free to give your thoughts if there would be anything that could be done faster.

PS: This guide is being updated with the new acts as soon as I've leveled through them.

Notice: From Act 6 I'm not currently 100% sure about if every ruth is the fastest, but I think it is, please let me know if you have some ideas on making things even faster.

Happy leveling!

Part 1

Act 1

GM: Twilight Strand, Kill Hillock, complete "Enemy at the Gate" (Tarkleigh).

WP: The Coast (get WP).

EX(QF): The Coast, go to Tidal Island, kill Hailrake, get Medicine Chest. Relog to get back to Town. Complete EX: "Mercy Mission" (Nessa).

WP+GM: The Coast, go to The Mud Flats, find all eggs (3), go to The Lower Submerged (get WP). Complete "Breaking Some Eggs" (Tarkleigh).

EX(RP): The Lower Submerged, go back to The Mud Flats, go to The Fetid Pool. Complete EX: "A Dirty Job" (Tarkleigh).

WP+SP+E(LB): The Lower Submerged, find The Flooded Depths, kill Dweller of the Deep, go to The Upper Submerged, go to The Ledge (get WP), go to The Climb (get WP), go to The Lower Prison (get WP, EX: LB), go to The Upper Prison, kill Brutus. Complete "The Caged Brute" (Tarkleigh) & "The Dweller of the Deep" (Tarkleigh).

WP+SP: Prisoner's Gate, go to The Ship Graveyard (get WP), find The Ship Graveyard Cave, get Allflame. Find Fairgraves and defeat him. Go to The Cavern of Wrath (get WP). Complete "The Marooned Mariner" (Bestel).

WP: The Cavern of Wrath, go to The Cavern of Anger, kill Merveil, go to The Southern Forest (get WP), go to The Forest Encampment.

Act 2

WP+BA(1)+GM: The Forest Encampment, go to The Riverways (follow the road, get WP, keep following the road), go to Western Forest (get WP), kill/help Alira (you can find her by finding a break in the road), go south and kill the Blackguards and open the blocked pass, go to Weaver's Chambers (to find it, look for trees with spiderweb), go to Weavers Nest, kill The Weaver, take Maligaro's Spike. Complete "Sharp and Cruel" (Silk).

SP: Go back to Town in Act 1. Complete "The Way Forward" (Bestel). Go back to Act 2.

WP+BA(2): The Forest Encampment, go to The Old Fields, go to The Crossroads (get WP), go to The Broken Bridge (north, get WP), follow the road and kill/help Kraityn. Town.

WP+EX(RI+LB): The Crossroads, find The Great White Beast and kill it, go to The Fellshrine Ruins (west, good farm spot), go to The Crypt (get WP, E: complete LB). Complete "The Great White Beast" (Yeena).

WP+GM+EX(LB): The Crossroads, go to The Chamber of Sins (east, get WP), go to The Chambers of Sins lvl 2 (E: LB), complete "Intruders in Black" (Greust).

WP+BA(3)+GM: The Riverways (find a break in the road near WP, that path will lead you to the next area), go to The Wetlands (get WP), kill/help Oak, get The Apex (or get The Apex from Eramir in town), poison the tree, go to The Vaal Ruins, go to The Northern Forest (get WP!).

WP: The Northern Forest, go to The Caverns (get WP), go to The Ancient Pyramid, kill Vaal Boss, go to The City of Sarn (get WP).

Act 3

WP: The City of Sarn, kill Blackguards, talk to Helena, go to The Sarn Encampment (east).

WP+GM/RI+EX(LB): The Sarn Encampment, go to The Slums, go to The Crematorium (get WP, E: LB), kill Piety, take Tolman's Bracelet. Complete "Lost in Love" (Clarissa).

WP+SP+PP: The Crematorium, go back to The Slums, find Sewer Grating, go to The Slum Sewers, find the all the Platinum Busts, go to The Marketplace (get WP), find Ornate Chests. Complete "Victorio's Secrets" (Hargan).

E(LB): The Marketplace, go to The Catacombs (E: LB).

WP+EX(RI): The Marketplace, go to The Battlefront (get WP, E: find Ribbon Spool), go to The Docks (east, get WP, good farming spot), talk to Fairgraves & find Thaumetic Sulphate.

WP: The Battlefront, go to The Solaris Temple (up, get WP), go to The Solaris Temple lvl 2 (get WP), give Lady Dialla the Thaumetic Sulphate for Infernal Talc (E: give Ribbon Spool for RI).

WP+SP+E(GM): The Sewers (use Infernal Talc on Undying Passage), go to The Ebony Barracks (get WP, E: kill General Gravius). The Lunaris Temple (get WP), go to The Lunaris Temple lvl 2, kill Piety, take Tower Key. Complete "Piety's Pets" (Grigor).

WP+EX(GM/RI): The Ebony Barracks, go to The Imperial Gardens (get WP), go to The Library (get WP), go to The Archives, find all 4 Golden Pages, complete "A Fixture of Fate" (Siosa).

EX(LB+RI): Imperial Gardens, go to The Hedge Maze (LB, get Chitu's Plum). The Docks, complete "A Swig of Hope" (Fairgraves).

WP: The Imperial Gardens, go to The Lower Sceptre of God (get WP), go to The Upper Sceptre of God (kill Dominus). Go to The Aqueduct (get WP), go to Highgate. Complete "Sceptre of God" by talking to Grigor in town in Act 3.

Act 4

WT+GM: Highgate, go to The Dried Lake (good farming spot), kill Voll & get Deshret's Banner. Go back to town & open The Mines. Complete "Breaking the Seal" (Oyun).

WP+SP: Highgate, go to The Mines, go to The Mines lvl 2, kill & release Deshret's Spirit, go to The Crystal Veins (get WP). Complete "An Indomitable Spirit" (Tasuni).

WP: The Crystal Veins, go to Daresso's Dream, go to The Grand Arena (get WP), kill Daresso & get The Eye of Desire. The Crystal Veins again, go to Kaom's Dream, go to Kaom's Stronghold (get WP), kill Kaom & get The Eye of Fury. The Crystal Veins again, complete "The King of Fury" & "The King of Desire" (Dialla).

WP: The Crystal Veins, go to The Belly of the Beast, go to The Belly of The Beast lvl 2, kill Piety, go to The Harvest (get WP).

WT: The Harvest, kill Malichai's 3 Guardians, (important! Enter The Black Core before leaving area or going afk, or you will have to kill all the Guardians again), talk to Piery, go to The Black Core, kill Malachai. Complete "The Eternal Nightmare" (Dialla).

WT: Highgate, go to The Ancest.

Act 5

WT+RI: The Ancest, take teleport to Oriath. The Slave Pens (get WP), kill Overseer Crow, go to Overseer's Tower. Complete "Return to Oriath" (Lani).

QF: Go to The Control Blocks, find Experimental Supplies (Miasmeter), kill Justicar Casticus & get Eye of Zeal. Go to Oriath Square (get WP). Complete "The Key to Freedom" (Lani).

WP+EX(UJ): Oriath Square, go to Templar Courts Entrance (get WP), go to The Chamber of Innocence (get WP), complete "Death to Purity" (Lani).

SP: The Chamber of Innocence, kill High Templar Avarius. Complete "In Service to Science" (Vilenta).

WP+SP+RP+EX(UJ): The Chamber of Innocence, go to The Torched Courts, go to The Ruined Square (get WP), find Utala and kill him (EX: UJ). Go to The Reliquary (get WP), find Kitava's Torments. Complete "The King's Feast" (Bannon) & "Kitava's Torments" (Lani).

WP: The Ruined Square, go to The Ossuary. Find Sign of Purity, go back to The Ruined Square, go to The Cathedral Rooftop (get WP), go to Cathedral Apex (don't forget to use Teleport outside if you die), fight Kitava, take the boat to Part 2/Act 6.


Part 2

Act 6

EX(RP): Clear Twilight Strand, go back to Lioneye's Watch. Complete "Fallen from Grace" (Lilly).

WP+E(RI): The Coast (get WP), go to The Tidal Island, get Bestel's Manuscript. Complete "Bestel's Epic" (Bestel).

WP+SP: The Coast, go to The Mud Flats, find Nessa, enter The Karui Fortress. Enter Tukohama's Keep, kill Tukohama, go to The Ridge (get WP). Complete "The Father of War" (Tarkleigh).

WP+E(RI+LB): The Ridge, go to The Lower Prison (get WP, E: LB), go to Shavronne's Tower, go to Prison Rooftop, kill Shavronne. Go to The Warden's Chambers, go to The Prisoner's Gate (get WP). Complete "Essence of Umbra" (Tarkleigh).

WT+SP: The Prisoner's Gate, go to Valley of the Fire Drinker & start fight with Abberath, go to The Gloven Pass, go to Valley of the Fire Drinker & kill Abberath. Complete "The Cloven One" (Bestel).

WP+SP: The Prisoner's Gate, go to The Western Forest (get WP), go to The Riverways (get WP, find a break in the road, that will lead you to next area), go to The Wetlands, go to The Spawning Grounds, defeat The Puppet Mistress. Complete "The Puppet Mistress" (Tarkleigh).

WP: The Riverways, go to The Southern Forest (get WP), go to The Cavern of Anger, go to The Beacon (get WP), Light up The Beacon, Sail to The Brine King's Reef.

WP: The Brine King's Reef (get WP), go to The Brine King's Throne, kill The Brine King, take the boat to Act 7.

Act 7

WP+MP+E(UF+LB): Go to The Broken Bridge, find Weylam's Silver Locket (E: UF), go to The Crossroads (get WP), go to The Fellshrine Ruins (west, good farming spot), go to The Crypt (get WP, E: LB), find Maligaro's Map. Complete "The Silver Locket" (Weylam).

WP+RI: The Crossroads, go to The Chamber of Sins (east, get WP), enter Maligaro's Map & kill Maligaro. Complete "Essence of the Artist" (Helena).

WP+SP+E(LB): The Chamber of Sins, go to The Chamber of Sins lvl 2 (E: LB), go to The Den (get WP), go to The Ashen Fields (get WP), go to The Forest Encampment, kill Greust, go to The Northern Forest (get WP). Complete "The Master of a Million Faces" (Eramir).

SP+E(RI): The Northern Forest, find the Azmeri Shrine (E: RI), go to The Dread Thicket, find all Fireflies, go to Den of Despair, kill Gruthkul. Complete "Queen of Despair" (Eramir) & "In Memory of Greust" (Helena).

WP+SP+RP: Talk to Helena, The Northern Forest, go to The Causeway (get WP), find Kishara's Star, go to The Vaal City (get WP). Complete "Kishara's Star" (Weylam).

WT: The Vaal City, enter The Temple of Decay, go to The Tempel of Decay lvl 2 (place TP in case you die), go to Arakaali's Web, kill Arakaali. Go to The Sarn Ramparts, go to The Sarn Encampment (Act 8).

Act 8

WP+RI: The Sarn Encampment, go to The Toxic Conduits, go to Doedre's Cesspool, open Loose Crate, kill Doedre the Vile, go to Sewer Outlet (get WP). Complete "Essence of the Hag" (Hargan).

WP+SP+RP: The Toxic Conduits, go to The Quay, find Ankh of Eternity, go to Arena, kill Tolman, go to The Grain Gate (get WP). Complete "Love is Dead" (Clarissa).

WP+SP+E(UJ+LB): The Toxic Conduits, go to The Grand Promenade, go to The Bath House (get WP, E: LB), kill Hector Titucius (E: UJ) & take Wings of Vastiri, go to The High Gardens, go to The Pools of Terror, kill Yugul. Complete "Reflection of Terror" (Hargan) & E: "The Wings of Vastiri" (Hargan).

WP+SP: The Grain Gate, kill Gemling Legionnaires, go to The Imperial Fields (get WP), go to The Solaris Temple (get WP), go to The Solaris Temple lvl 2, kill Dawn, take Sun Orb. Complete "The Gemling Legion" (Maramoa).

WP: The Bath House, go to The Lunaris Concourse (get WP), go to The Lunaris Temple (get WP), go to The Lunaris Temple lvl 2, kill Dusk, take Moon Orb.

WP: The Lunaris Concourse, go to The Harbour Bridge (south), go to The Sky Shrine, kill Solaris & Lunar, go to The Blood Aqueduct.

Act 9

WP+SP: The Blood Aqueduct (get WP, good farming spot), go to Highate, go to The Descent, go to Supply Hoist, go to another Supply Hoist, go to The Vastiri Desert (get WP), find Storm-Weathered Chest, kill Mumies, take Storm Blade. Complete "The Storm Blade" (Petarus & Vanja).

WP+RP: The Vastiri Desert, go to The Foothills (get WP), kill Boulderback, take the Calendar of Fortune, go to The Boiling Lake, find Basilisk Acid. Complete "Fastis Fortuna" (Petarus & Vanja).

WP+SP+E(LB): The Foothills, go to The Tunnel (get WP, E: LB), go to The Quarry (get WP), kill Kira/Gurakhan, take The Sekhema Feather, go to The Refinery, find Trarthan Powder. Complete "The Ruler of Highgate" (Tasuni) & "Reccuring Nightmare" (Sin).

WT: The Quarry, enter The Belly of The Beast, go to The Rotting Core, go to The Black Heart, kill the spirits of Shavronne, Maligaro & Doedre, enter The Black Heart, kill The Depraved Trinity, talk to Lilly & Sail back to Oriath (Act 10).

Act 10

WP+UF+SP: Oriath Docks, go to The Cathedral Rooftop, kill Kitava's Cultists, go to The Ravaged Square, go to The Reliquary (south, get WP), find The Teardrop. Complete "Safe Passage" (Lani) & "Map to Tsoatha" (Lilly).

WP+RP+E(LB): The Reliquary, go back to The Ravaged Square (get WP), go to The Ossuary (E: LB), go to The Bone Pits, find The Elixir of Allure. Complete "No Love for Old Ghosts" (Weylam).

WP+RI: The Ravaged Square, go to The Torched Courts, go to The Desecrated Chambers (get WP), go to The Sanctum of Innocence, kill Avarius, take The Staff of Purity. Complete "Death and Rebirth" (Bannon).

SP+WT: The Ravaged Square, talk to Innocence, go to The Canals, go to The Feeding Trough, kill Kitava. Complete "An End to Hunger" (Lani).


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Last edited by jeipei89 on Sep 6, 2018, 4:47:25 PM
Last bumped on Sep 6, 2018, 4:42:35 PM
Thanks for this! Looking forward to trying this tomorrow!
"WP+Gem: The Upper Prison, kill Brutus, before town go to Prisoner's gate (get WP). Complete "The Caged Brute" (Tarkleigh)." - You don't need to get the WP before going back to town, you automatically get that WP. Just portal to town and continue.
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Completed 32 ChallengesDarthbones wrote:
"WP+Gem: The Upper Prison, kill Brutus, before town go to Prisoner's gate (get WP). Complete "The Caged Brute" (Tarkleigh)." - You don't need to get the WP before going back to town, you automatically get that WP. Just portal to town and continue.


I'll change it, thanks!
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PBalendran wrote:
Thanks for this! Looking forward to trying this tomorrow!


No problem dude, good luck!
SWOG
One other major change in Act 3 for 3.0. The warehouse district is gone and the all the sewer areas were merged. You now go from Slums->Sewers->Marketplace. All 3 busts are now found in the one sewer area.
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Completed 32 ChallengesDarthbones wrote:
One other major change in Act 3 for 3.0. The warehouse district is gone and the all the sewer areas were merged. You now go from Slums->Sewers->Marketplace. All 3 busts are now found in the one sewer area.


that confused me in beta. i went looking for the other sewers in marketplace for a long time until i figured it must have been changed. went back to the previous sewers and found the last bust there. a most welcome update!
Added act 5.
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Added act 6.
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Added act 7.
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