- 1 Overview
- 2 Leveling Tactics
- 3 Map Recommendations
- 3.1 Levels 10-35
- 3.2 Levels 36-50
- 3.3 Levels 51-65
- 3.4 Levels 66-80
- 3.5 Levels 81-99
- 3.6 Acolyte / Priest Heal Bomb Maps
- 3.7 Archer / Mage Sniping Maps
- 4 External Links
This page lists recommended leveling spots, with the maps and monsters associated with them. Leveling spots are optimized by only killing monsters that do not have an EXP penalty at the character's current level. More information on this topic is in the Experience page. Adding suggestions onto the page is highly appreciated.
Eden Group Leveling Quests
Every character starts off by auto-attacking (ctrl-click, or clicking with /nc activated) monsters. As the character gains job levels to acquire skills with, they can start to utilize new skills for more efficient combat and overall damage.
Newer players often choose an AGI oriented build for leveling (does not apply to Mages of course), as it is more potion-friendly and uses less funds and supplies in general. AGI oriented builds focus on faster ASPD for meleeing monsters, and relies on some degree of FLEE to avoid getting damaged altogether. It is recommended for AGI builds to avoid maps with aggressive monsters.
Conversely, more experienced or well-funded players tend to choose a VIT oriented build, and will choose to use AoE skills on aggressive monsters. Note that in the higher levels, VIT should not be viewed as the "opposite" of AGI. Many builds can often utilize both stats, and higher level characters always utilize VIT for survivability, and AGI becomes more of a offensive / status resist stat instead of a defensive stat, which is still important.
Aggressive Monster Tactics
Aggressive (also referred to as "aggro") monsters are monsters that will automatically target and attack the player. Passive monsters, the opposite of aggro monsters, do not attack the player unless the player hits them or uses a skill on them first. Generally, aggro monsters are good for quick leveling by mobbing them up and using AoE skills. This leveling tactic is more expensive and will require much use of Healing Items however, and new players may not be able to afford them. Players can also use to locate mobs quicker.
Equipment is obviously an important part of improving the effectiveness of a character in battle. Some general gear recommendations are in the Equipment article and Kingdom Guild Gear Exchange. Once the player is more comfortable with gameplay and has more funds, they can start looking into more advanced gears.
Acolytes are able to memo a map, and warp back to it with the Warp Portal skill. This lets a player to quickly go back to the leveling area. Non-Acolyte characters obviously will not be able to do this. However, many veteran players can have a second account with an Acolyte in it that can memo a particular map, and warp the character they are leveling to the map. Having a map memo-ed is great for when a (low Weight Limit) character has to restock supplies, or if choosing to use an inn for full HP / SP recovery. Some players may find themselves leveling quick enough that they are already out of the level range of the map before they need to restock however.
Map recommendations are sorted by the max level a character can level at the map at. Max level is determined by 10 levels (penalty) above the lowest level common monster. Depending on your gear/class you can start leveling earlier at some places. General rule of thumb is that when the EXP gets too slow for your liking, try moving on to different maps and explore! :)
After the tutorial you'll be around level 10. :)
You can refer to the table below for recommendations or you can also refer to the World Map in-game and pressing Tab to bring up the monster level overview per map.
Take a look at the quests from Eden Group and hunt monsters for hourly turn-in quests.
Eden Quests 10-35
|24||No||Yes||x100, x60||One map west, one map south of Prontera||Good beginner map. Drops both Kingdom Guild Turn-In Quest. There's also a Reqional Quest on this map!and for levels 10+ and 15+ Eden Turn-In Quests. Grasshopper's Leg is also used for the Acolyte|
|27||No||Yes||x80, x40, x40||One map east of Payon||Good beginner map, can get Strawberries from all mobs. Can be used to sell to players or to speed up leveling with SP heavy classes. Also, Mushroom Spore and Pointed Scale are used for Kingdom Guild Turn-In Quests.|
|35||No||Yes||x120, x120, x30||Two maps south of Prontera||Dropsfor level 25+ Eden Turn-In quest.|
|34||No||No||, ,||Entrance to the cave is one map north of Payon. Skel-Bone & Tooth of Bat are used for Kingdom Guild Turn-In Quests.||n/a|
|38||No||Dungeon entrance memo-able||,||One map south, one map west of Morroc, then take the top right portal on the map||Very popular leveling map. Ant Eggs do not attack back, so the player will not take damage.|
|39||No||Yes||x80, x50, x50, x50||One map south, one map east of Payon||Nice drops on this map: Kingdom Guild Turn-In Quest. There's also a Reqional Quest on this map!drops here for level 30+ Eden Quest Turn-In, and for Teleport! Also, Powder of Butterfly are used for the Mage|
|36||Most||Yes||x80, x110, x80||One map east, one map north of Geffen||Map with the lowest level aggro (aggressive) monster, Poison Spores. Drops Kingdom Guild Turn-In Quest. There's also a Reqional Quest on this map!for Teleport! Mushroom Spore are used for the Archer|
|44||Most||Yes||x90, x60, x60||Two maps east of Payon||Drops Kingdom Guild quests.for level 35+ Eden Quest Turn-In. Acorn & Horn are used for a couple|
Eden Quests 36-50
Note that Yoyo Tail is also used for one of the Level 31+ Kingdom Guild Turn-In Quests.
|48||Yes - Choco||Yes||, ,||One map east, then north and east from Prontera||Drops Kingdom Guild quests. Be aware of Chocos. There's also a Reqional Quest on this map!for level 40+ Eden Quest Turn-In and Strawberry. Yoyo Tails are also used for one of the|
|55||Yes||Yes||, ,||Warp from Geffen or Prontera using Kafra Services.||Very mobby map and great for AoE leveling. Fire element attacks recommended. Orcish Voucher are also used for one of the Kingdom Guild quests. Be careful of .|
|and||54||Avoid Cramps||Dungeon levels not memo-able||, , , , ,||Warp from Geffen using Kafra Services.||Dropsfor level 35+, for level 45+ Eden Quest Turn-In and useful cards.|
|61||Yes (almost all)||Can memo at Orc Village entrance||,||Entrance is at top left of Orc Village||Very mobby map and great for AoE leveling. Holy or Fire element attacks recommended.|
|~||up to 71||Some||Dungeon levels not memo-able||Assorted water / fish monsters||Accessed by ship from Izlude||Useful cards on F4 (Kingdom Guild Turn In Quests., , , ). F3 drops for level 50+ and for level 55+ Eden Quest Turn Ins. Nipper and Sharp Scale are used for a couple of the|
|58||Some||Dungeon levels not memo-able||, ,||Accessed by ship from Alberta||Very mobby map and great for AoE leveling. DropsSTR+1.|
|65||Some||Yes||One map south, two maps east of Payon||Greatest Generals have a range of three cells, but are known to use ranged spells. Be careful of Eddga.|
Eden Quests 51-65
Note: Black Hair is also used in a Kingdom Guild Turn-In Quest.
|80||Yes||No||,||Entrance is one map left of Morroc||is useful. also drops here for Undershirt + Pantie combo.|
|73||Most||Yes, memo at entrance from Sogra Desert 17||, ,||Two maps south, two maps east of Morroc||Decent leveling map with mostly aggro monsters. Sandman and Hode Cards are nice for elemental resist. Earthworm Peeling is used in one of the Kingdom Guild Turn-In Quests.|
|74||Few||No||Fourth level of Payon Cave. Entrance to the cave is one map north of Payon||Watch out for Nine Tail. Drops optioned . Black Hair is also used in one of the Kingdom Guild Turn-In Quests.for level 65+ Eden Quest Turn-In. Swift Sohee also drops|
|69||Flora||Yes||, , ,||One map east, one map north and one map east of Geffen||Drops Kingdom Guild Turn-In Quests.for level 60+ Eden Quest Turn-In. is also useful. Horn & Stem are used in various|
Eden Quests 66-80
Note: Bug Leg is also used for one of the 41+ Kingdom Guild Turn-In Quests.
|85||Yes||Yes||, ,||Two south of Al De Baran||Drops Bug Leg for level 75+ Eden Quest Turn-In. Kingdom Guild Turn-In Quests.is useful. Bug Leg is also used for one of the 41+|
|89||Yes||Yes||,||Two west of Geffen||Has some corners, where monsters may be bunched up at.|
|96||Yes||Yes||Two maps west, one map north of Geffen||Fire element attacks recommended.|
|101||Yes||Yes, Glast Heim||, ,||Entrance is at center of Glast Heim||n/a|
|80||Yes||Yes||,||Two maps south, two maps west of Aldebaran||All aggro map, but can be a far walk if not using memo. There's also a Reqional Quest on this map!|
Sograt Desert 17
|79||Yes||Adjacent Maps||, ,||Two maps south, one map east of Morroc||Drops optioned gear in high quantities (5% drop chance). Be careful of Phreeoni. Earthworm Peeling is used for one of the 41+ Kingdom Guild Turn-In Quests.|
Eden Quests 81-99
|112||Yes||No||,||One map west of Comodo. Earthworm Peeling are used in one of the 41+ Kingdom Guild Turn-In Quests.||n/a|
|108||Yes||No||One map north, three maps west of Geffen, then enter from the bottom middle entrance. Next, enter the portal on the bottom right.||Shadow armor recommended. Holy and Fire element attacks will do extra damage. Drops for level 95+ Eden Quest Turn-In.|
|98||Some||Yes, Aldebaran||, , , , , ,||Entrance is at center of Aldebaran||Great spot for leveling and loot. Dropsfor level 85+, for level 95+ Eden Quest Turn-In. Also and other useful items.|
|103||Yes||No||, , , ,||Center of Geffen. Tower - Dungeon F3||Watch out for Doppelganger. Drops, for level 70+ and for lvl 93+ Eden Quest Turn In.|
|110||Yes||No||, , , ,||Go to Alberta and complete the Turtle Island Quest.||Dropsfor level 90+ Eden Quest Turn In.|
|118||Yes||Yes||, , , ,||Go to Umbala and access the to find the road to Nifflheim.||Pretty mobby map, and great for AoE leveling. Make sure to get proper defense gear. Knight class recommended with a fire weapon. Great Zeny making place too.|
Acolyte / Priest Heal Bomb Maps
"Healing" an Undead element monster to death is also known as "Heal Bombing". Note that Undead is also the name of a race and this can be confusing. For a complete list of Undead element monsters, using our Monster Database is highly recommended. For any support oriented Acolyte / Priest characters, usually it is much easier to party with one friend and share the EXP. For more information on the Heal skill, please see the Heal article.
|, ,||69||Some||No||Undead element monsters||Fourth level of Payon Cave. Entrance to the cave is one map north of Payon||Some aggro monsters can not be hurt with Heal. It is recommended to bring a melee weapon like a mace, and switch to it (with a hotkey) to kill these monsters.|
|56||Some||Yes||One map east of Comodo||An alternative to Payon Cave.|
|63||Yes (almost all)||Can memo at Orc Village entrance||,||Entrance is at top left of Orc Village||Very mobby map. Can teleport away if surrounded by too many monsters.|
|90||Yes||Can memo at entrance||,||One map north, three maps west of Geffen, then enter from the bottom middle entrance.||Also has a few mimics in the map. It is recommended to teleport away from these and can avoid them completely instead of killing them.|
|108||Yes||Can memo at entrance to St. Abbey, and walk one level||One map north, three maps west of Geffen, then enter from the bottom middle entrance. Next, enter the portal on the bottom right.||Dark Priests have high HP and may take a few hits to kill.|
Archer / Mage Sniping Maps
Certain monsters (usually plants) are immobile. This is a great advantage for new Archer and Mage players, as these classes have ranged attacks or skills, and can "snipe" these monsters while being out of the monster's range. The monster will not be able to hit the character and the character will sustain no damage. Positioning right outside of the monster's range is important of course. An Archer can simply use their regular attacks (ctrl-click, or clicking with /nc activated) on these monsters, or use a skill such as Double Strafe. Mages will have to use a ranged skill such as Fire Bolt or Cold Bolt.
For a complete list of immobile monsters, using a monster database (like http://db.irowiki.org/ Monster Search) is highly recommended.
|Levels||Experience • Party System • Guild Level|
|Leveling Methods||Regional Quests • Eden Group Leveling Quests • Leveling Spots|