Fast Leveling Guide (3.7 viable)

Intro

Hello fellow exiles, the fast leveling guide is back again!

This guide is for fast leveling where we focus on completing quests that lets us proceed in the acts.
The big difference from previous guides is that we skip skill points that slows us down (listed as optional). If you feel you need these in your progress, be my guest and do these quests as you progress through the acts. I've also listed the quests where it is recommended to do these if you wish.
Please note that I've not added some quests which I see totally not worth it, even if it is your first character in a new league, these quests only give a rare ring or similar.

The Labyrinth Trials are listed as optional and it is recommended to do these if it is your first character in a new league, but only if you happen to stumble upon these. You can come back later to do all the Labyrinth Trials later since you only need those for doing the Ascendy Labyrinth.

Be my guest and comment if there is something that can be adjusted or is missing in the guide and I will try to answer as soon as I have the time.

Happy leveling!

Explanation:
Start (town/wp)
+ Do (kill/help/find/lab)
> Go (walk/teleport)
< Complete (relog/tp)

Part 1

Act 1

The Twilight Strand
+ Kill Hillock
> Lioneye's Watch
< "Enemy at the Gate" (Tarkleigh)

Lioneye's Watch
> The Coast
+ Get WP
> The Mud Flats
+ Find 3 eggs
> The Submerged Passage
+ Get WP

Optional (respec points)

> The Mud Flats (go back)
> The Fetid Pool
+ Kill all the monsters
< "A Dirty Job" (Tarkleigh)

Optional (flask + access to gems)

The Coast
> The Tidal Island (right)
+ Kill Hailrake
< "Mercy Mission" (Nessa)

< "Breaking Some Eggs" (Tarkleigh)

The Submerged Passage

Optional (skill point)

> The Flooded Depths
+ Kill The Dweller of the Deep
< "The Dweller of the Deep" (Tarkleigh)

> The Ledge
+ Get WP
> The Climb
+ Get WP
> The Lower Prison
+ Get WP

Optional (lab 1/6)

+ Complete lab

> The Upper Prison
> The Warden's Quarters
> The Warden's Chambers
+ Kill Brutus
< "The Caged Brute" (Tarkleigh)

Prisoner's Gate
> The Ship Graveyard
+ Get WP

Optional (skill point)

> The Ship Graveyard Cave
+ Get AllFlame
> The Ship Graveyard
+ Kill Fairgraves
< "The Marooned Mariner" (Bestel)

> The Cavern of Wrath
+ Get WP
> The Cavern of Anger
> Merveil's Lair
+ Kill Mervel
> The Southern Forest
> The Forest Encampment

Total: 2+1 skill points (1 from completing "The Way Forward" after killing Captain Arteri in The Western Forest in Act 2)

Act 2

The Forest Encampment
> The Old Fields
> The Crossroads
+ Get WP

Optional (lab 2/6)

> The Fellshrine Ruins
> The Crypt 1
+ Complete lab

Optional (unique jewel & respec points)

> The Fellshrine Ruins
> The Crypt 1
> The Crypt 2
+ Find The Golden Hand
< "Through Sacred Ground" (Yeena)

> The Chamber of Sins Level 1
+ Get WP
> The Chamber of Sins Level 2

Optional (lab 3/6)

+ Complete lab

+ Kill Fidelitas & take Baleful Gem
< "Intruders in Black" (Greust)

Kill Kraityn

The Crossroads
> The Broken Bridge
+ Kill Kraityn

The Forest Encampment
> The Riverways
+ Get WP
> The Western Forest
+ Get WP
+ Kill Blackguards & open the Blocked Pass
> Town Act 1
< "The Way Forward" (Bestel)

The Western Forest
> Weaver's Chambers
> Weaver's Nest
+ Kill The Weaver & take Maligaro's Spike
< "Sharp & Cruel" (Silk)

Kill Alira

The Western Forest
+ Kill Alira

The Riverways
> The Wetlands (find a break in the road)
+ Kill/Help Oak
+ Get WP

Killed all

< "Deal with the Bandits" (Eramir)

Help Alira

The Western Forest
+ Help Alira

Help Kraityn

The Crossroads
> The Broken Bridge
+ Help Kraityn

> The Vaal Ruins (poison the tree roots)
+ Break the Seal
> The Northern Forest
+ Get WP
> The Caverns
+ Get WP
> The Ancient Pyramid
> Pyramid Apex
+ Kill Vaal Oversoul
> The City of Sarn
+ Kill the Guards & talk to Clarissa
> The Sarn Encampment

Total: 2 skill points (if you killed all the bandits)

Act 3

The Sarn Encampment
> The Slum
> The Crematorium
+ Get WP

Optional (lab 4/6)

+ Complete lab

+ Kill Piety & take Tolman's Bracelet
< "Lost in Love" (Clarissa)

The Sarn Encampment
> The Slum
+ Find Sewer Crating
> The Slum Sewer
+ Find 1 Platinum Bust
+ Get WP
+ Find 2 more Platinum Busts
> The Marketplace
+ Get WP

Optional (lab 5/6)

> The Catacombs
+ Complete lab

> The Battlefront
+ Get WP
+ Kill Captain Aurelianus, open Blackguard Chest & take Ribbon Spool
> The Solaris Temple Level 1
> The Solaris Temple Level 2
+ Get WP
> The Battlefront
> The Docks
+ Open Supply Container & take Thaumetic Sulphate
< "Victario's Secrets" (Hargan)

The Solaris Temple Level 2
+ Talk to Lady Dialla
> The Sewers
+ Use Infernal Talc on Undying Passage
> The Ebony Barracks
+ Get WP

Optional (gem)

+ Kill General Gravicius
< "Sever the Right Hand" (Maramoa)

> The Lunaris Temple Level 1
+ Get WP
> The Lunaris Temple Level 2
+ Kill Piety
< "Piety's Pets" (Grigor)

The Ebony Barracks
> The Imperial Gardens
+ Get WP

Optional (gem + access to gems)

> The Library
+ Get WP
> The Archive (loose candle)
+ Find 4 Golden Pages
< "A Fixture of Fate" (Siosa)

Optional (lab 6/6)

+ Complete lab

> The Sceptre of God
+ Get WP
> The Upper Sceptre of God
+ Kill Dominus
> The Aqueduct

Total: 2 skill points

Act 4

The Aqueduct
> Highgate
> The Dried Lake
+ Kill Voll
> Town
+ Open The Mines
> The Mines Level 1
> The Mines Level 2

Optional (skill point)

+ Release Deshret's Spirit
< "An Indomitable Spirit" (Tasuni)

> The Crystal Veins
+ Get WP
< "Breaking the Seal" (Oyun)

The Crystal Veins
> Daresso's Dream
> The Grand Arena
> The Ring of Blades
+ Kill Daresso & take The Eye of Desire
> The Crystal Veins
> Kaom's Dream
> Kaom's Stronghold
> Caldera of the King
+ Kill Kaom & take The Eye of Fury
> The Crystal Veins
+ Talk to Dialla
> The Belly of the Beast Level 1
> The Belly of the Beast Level 2
> The Bowels of the Beast
+ Kill Piety
> The Harvest
+ Get WP
< "The King of Desire" & "The King of Fury" (Dialla)

The Harvest
> Kill Malachai's 3 Guardians
> The Black Core
+ Kill Malachai
< "The Eternal Nightmare" (Tasuni)

Highgate
> The Ascent
> Oriath Portal

Total: 1 skill point

Act 5

The Slave Pens
+ Get WP
+ Kill Overseer Crow
> Overseer's Tower
< "Return to Oriath" (Lani)

Overseer's Tower
> The Control Blocks

Optional (skill point)

+ Find Miasmeter (experimental supplies)
< "In Service to Science" (Vilenta)

+ Kill Justicar Casticus & take Eyes of Zeal
> Oriath Square
+ Get WP
< "The Key to Freedom" (Lani)

Oriath Square
> Templar Courts Entrance
> The Chamber of Innocence
+ Get WP
> The Sanctum of Innocence
+ Kill High Templar Avarius
> The Chamber of Innocence
> The Torched Courts
> The Ruined Square
+ Get WP

Optional (skill point)

> The Reliquary
+ Find Kitava's Torments
< "Kitava's Torments" (Lani)

Optional (unique jewel)

+ Kill Utala
< "The King's Feast" (Bannon)

< "Death to Purity" (Lani)

The Ruined Square
> The Ossuary
+ Find Sign of Purity
> The Ruined Square
> The Cathedral Rooftop
> The Cathedral Apex
+ Kill Kitava
> Sail to Wraeclast

Total: 2 skill points


Part 2

Act 6

Lioneye's Watch

Optional (respec points + access to gems)

> The Twilight Strand
+ Clear the strand
< "Fallen from Grace" (Lilly)

> The Coast
+ Get WP
> The Mud Flats
+ Kill The Dishonoured Queen & take the Eye of Conquest
> The Karui Fortress
> Tukohama's Keep
+ Kill Tukohama
+ Talk to Sin
> The Karui Fortress
> The Ridge
+ Get WP
< "The Father of War" (Tarkleigh)

The Ridge
> The Lower Prison
+ Get WP

Optional (lab 1/3)

+ Complete lab

> Shavronne's Tower
> Prison Rooftop
+ Kill Shavronne & Brutus
> The Warden's Chambers
> The Prisoner's Gate
+ Get WP

Optional (skill point + pantheon)

> Valley of the Fire Drinker
+ Start fight with Abberath
> The Cloven Pass
> Valley of the Fire Drinker
+ Kill Abberath
< "The Cloven One" (Bestel)

> The Western Forest
+ Get WP
> The Riverways
+ Get WP

Optional (skill point + pantheon)

> The Wetlands
> The Spawning Ground
+ Kill The Puppet Mistress
< "The Puppet Mistress" (Tarkleigh)

> The Southern Forest
+ Get WP
> The Cavern of Anger
+ Open the chest & take The Black Flag
> Passage
> The Beacon
+ Escort the 2 pillars
+ Click on Ignition Switch
+ Click on The Beacon
+ Talk to Weylam
> Sail to The Brine King's Reef
+ Get WP
> The Brine King's Throne
+ Kill The Brine King
+ Talk to Weylam
> Sail to Act 7

Total: 3 skill points

Act 7

The Bridge Encampment
> The Broken Bridge
> The Crossroads
+ Get WP
> The Fellshrine Ruins
> The Crypt
+ Get WP

Optional (lab 2/3)

+ Complete lab

+ Open Sarcophagus
> Stairs to The Crypt level 2
+ Open Container of Sins & take Maligaro's Map
> Town
> The Crossroads
> The Chamber of Sins Level 1
+ Get WP
+ Activate Map Device
> Maligaro's Sanctum
> Maligaro's Workshop
+ Kill Maligaro & take Black Venom
> The Chamber of Sins Level 1
+ Talk to Silk & take Keys
> The Chamber of Sins Level 2

Optional (lab 3/3)

+ Complete lab

> The Den
> The Ashen Fields
> The Fortress Encampment
+ Kill Greust
> The Northern Forest
+ Get WP
> The Dread Thicket
+ Find all Fireflies

Optional (skill point + pantheon)

> The Den Despair
+ Kill Gruthkul
< "Queen of Despair" (Eramir)

< "The Master of Million Faces" (Eramir)

The Northern Forest
> The Causeway
+ Open Kishara's Lockbox & take Kishara's Star
> The Vaal City
+ Get WP
< "Kishara's Star" (Weylam)

The Vaal City
+ Give Fireflies to Yeena
> The Temple of Decay Level 1
> The Temple of Decay Level 2
> Arakaali's Web
+ Kill Arakaali
> The Sarn Ramparts

Total: 3 skill points

Act 8

The Sarn Ramparts
> The Sarn Encampment
> The Toxic Conduits
> Doedre's Cesspool
+ Open Loose Crate
> The Cauldron
+ Kill Doedre the Vile
> Sewer Outlet
+ Get WP
> The Grand Promenade (left)
> The Bath House
+ Get WP

Optional (unique jewel)

+ Kill Hector Titucious
< "The Wings of Vastiri" (Hargan)

Optional (lab 1/3)

+ Complete lab

Optional (skill point + pantheon)

> The High Gardens
> The Pool of Terror
+ Kill Yugul
< "Reflection of Terror" (Hargan)

> The Lunaris Concourse
+ Get WP
> The Lunaris Temple Level 1
+ Get WP
> The Lunaris Temple Level 2
+ Kill Dusk & take Moon Orb
< "Essence of the Hag" (Hargan)

The Toxic Conduits
> The Quay (right)

Optional (skill point + respec points)

+ Open Sealed Casket & take Ankh of Eternity
> Resurrection Site
+ Kill Tolman
< "Love is Dead" (Clarissa)

> The Grain Gate
+ Get WP

Optional (skill point)

+ Kill Gemling Legionnaires
< "The Gemling Legion" (Maramoa)

> The Imperial Fields
+ Get WP
> The Solaris Temple Level 1
+ Get WP
> The Solaris Temple Level 2
+ Kill Dawn & take Sun Orb
> Town

The Lunaris Concourse
> The Harbour Bridge (down the stairs)
> The Sky Shrine
+ Kill Solaris & Lunar
> The Blood Aqueduct

Total: 3 skill points

Act 9

The Blood Aqueduct
> Highgate
> The Descent
> Supply Hoist
> Supply Hoist
> The Vastiri Desert
+ Get WP

Optional (skill point + rare weapon/shield)

+ Find Storm-Weathered Chest, Kill Mumies & take The Storm Blade
> The Oasis (place TP outside and go back to town)
< "The Storm Blade" (Petarus & Vanja)
+ Talk to Sin
+ Talk to Petarus & Vanja
> Use TP
> The Oasis
> The Sand Pit
+ Damage Shakari
> The Swallowing Sands
+ Kill Shakari
< "Queen of the Sands" (Irasha)

> The Foothills

Optional (respec points)

+ Kill Boulderback
< "Fastis Fortuna" (Petarus & Vanja)

> The Boiling Lake
+ Kill The Basilisk & take Basilisk Acid
> Town
> The Foothills
> The Tunnel
+ Get WP

Optional (lab 2/3)

+ Complete lab

> The Quarry
+ Get WP

Optional (skill point + pantheon)

> Shrine of the Winds
+ Kill Garukhan
< "The Ruler of Highgate" (Tasuni/Irasha)

> The Refinery
+ Kill General Adus, open Theurgic Precipitate Machine & take Trarthan Powder
> Town
> The Quarry
+ Talk to Sin
> The Belly of the Beast
> The Rotting Core
> The Black Heart
+ Talk to Sin
> Enter the 3 areas & kill the spirit in these areas respectively
+ Talk to Sin
> The Black Heart
+ Kill The Depraved Trinity
+ Talk to Lilly
> Sail back to Oriath

Total: 2 skill points

Act 10

Oriath Docks
> The Cathedral Rooftop
> Cathedral Apex (left)
+ Kill Kitava's Cultists
> The Cathedral Rooftop
> The Ravaged Square
+ Get WP (north)
> The Torched Courts (north east)
> The Desecrated Chambers
+ Get WP
> Sanctum of Innocence
+ Kill Avarius
< "Safe Passage" (Lani) & "Death and Rebirth" (Bannon)

The Ravaged Square

Optional (respec points)

> The Ossuary
> The Bone Pits
+ Find Elixir of Allure
< "No Love for Old Ghosts" (Weylam)

Optional (lab 3/3)

> The Ossuary
> The Bone Pits
+ Complete lab

Optional (rare belt)

> The Reliquary (south east)
+ Get WP
+ Find The Teardrop
< "Map to Tsoatha" (Lilly)

Optional (skill point)

Start from The Reliquary (if you have this waypoint) and go back to The Ravaged Square
> The Control Blocks (south)
> Arena
+ Kill Vilenta
< "Vilenta's Vengeance" (Lani)

+ Talk to Innocence
> The Canals
> The Feeding Trough
+ Talk to Sin
> Altar of Hunger
+ Kill Kitava
< "An End to Hunger" (Lani)

Total: 3 skill points


Total: 24 skill points

Skill points quest list

Act 1 : The Dweller of the Deep
Act 1 : The Marooned Mariner
Act 1 : The Way Forward (after you've killed Captain Arteri in the Western Forest in act 2)

Act 2 : Deal With The Bandits (2 from killing all bandits)

Act 3 : Victario's Secrets
Act 3 : Piety's Pets

Act 4 : An Indomitable Spirit

Act 5 : In Service to Science
Act 5 : Kitava's Torments

Act 6 : The Father of War
Act 6 : The Cloven One
Act 6 : The Puppet Mistress

Act 7 : The Master of a Million Faces
Act 7 : Queen of Despair
Act 7 : Kishara's Star

Act 8 : Reflection of Terror
Act 8 : Love is Dead
Act 8 : The Gemling Legion

Act 9 : Queen of the Sands
Act 9 : The Ruler of Highgate

Act 10 : Vilenta's Vengeance
Act 10 : An End to Hunger (2)


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Act layouts with quests (thanks MNNoxMortem)

Act 1



Act 2



Act 3



Act 4



Act 5



Act 6



Act 7



Act 8



Act 9



Act 10




SWOG
Last edited by jeipei89 on Jun 25, 2019, 5:18:39 AM
Last bumped on Sep 12, 2019, 2:16:48 AM
Thank you HeligaPrinsen! Very nice to have pulled up on my iPad while I'm starting out new leagues.
-Ox
Very handy, thank you very much!!!!!
Yes. Much appreciated. It’s nice to have a cheat sheet for reference.
Updated act 6 where you MUST kill Tukohama to get to The Ridge
SWOG
thanks a lot for the guides man. ive been using your leveling guides for a while now. just wanted to show my appreciation for them
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BananaTruffle wrote:
thanks a lot for the guides man. ive been using your leveling guides for a while now. just wanted to show my appreciation for them


I'm glad you like them :)
SWOG
IMO, i like your old guide more. Its just a run str8 from map to map without missing any skill point. The new one is a little more complicated.
And add map layout to each mision will make it more easy. ( like 2o'clock way, or on the left, right, ...)
Thanks for your guide anw!
// sorry for my bad english
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hjeunm wrote:
IMO, i like your old guide more. Its just a run str8 from map to map without missing any skill point. The new one is a little more complicated.
And add map layout to each mision will make it more easy. ( like 2o'clock way, or on the left, right, ...)
Thanks for your guide anw!
// sorry for my bad english


Well, it's just a matter of taste I believe. The direction part was clearly not liked since my right can be someone else up and so on, that's why I removed them. I know them and everyone else who have leveled a few characters know them. Also regarding the skill points, this guide is trying to focusing on being as efficient as possible to get to end-game maps, you aren't efficient if you get skill points that's not needed to progress, IMO.

I'm glad you're liking the guide though :)
SWOG
Hey, i really like ur guide. Thanks for your work!

I think, there is something wrong in act 10. I did get the 2 passive respec point via the "No Love for Old Ghosts" quest in the Ossuary. https://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/No_Love_for_Old_Ghosts

I guess there is just a step missing.

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