Diablo 2 Resurrected Leveling Guide
Diablo 2 Resurrected Leveling Guide
Diablo 2 Resurrected presents a fantastic opportunity for many players to jump back in and relive the glory days of one of the best action role-playing games of all time! Diablo 2 has been around for over 20 years, and since Diablo 2 Resurrected is basically the same game as the original, the farming and leveling spots have mostly stayed the same. This is great news for old players and newcomers alike, as it makes it easy to find much information about the game, like this leveling guide. Look how great that worked out!
This guide will give general guidelines and strategies on how to level your character in the most efficient way possible. The road to level 99 is very long, and it doesn't matter how efficient you are; it will take ages to hit that magic number. The best way to get started is to have someone power level you. D2 power leveling is easy. You just have to make sure to stay alive when in higher-level areas and leech the experience.
Anyway, let's get this Diablo 2 leveling guide started.
Level 1-5: Den of Evil
Completing the Den of Evil will be your first goal. If you are playing solo, you should be around level 3, close to level 4, depending on how many enemies you killed on the way there. However, if you are in a full party, then you should be able to clear this area much faster and get more experience. Once this quest is complete, we will jump to Tristram Runs.
Level 5-13: Tristram Runs
Tristram Runs will have you run to the Tristram portal located in Stony Fields. The portal area will always have Rakanishu near it. Kill him for the extra experience and enter the portal. Kill the two elite mobs in here, create a new game, and rinse and repeat until you are around level 13. It is important to note that depending on who created the game you may need to travel to the Dark Woods first and get the Scroll of Inifuss.
Level 13-23: Tomb Runs
This is going to be your main leveling spot for a while. If you play solo, you will need to progress through Act 2 naturally until you get to the Canyon of the Magi. However, if you play in a group with someone at a higher level, they can rush you through the required section. Either way, once you have the Canyon of the Magi waypoint, you will rush through the 7 Tombs until level 23 or so. Remember to focus on elite mobs.
Level 23-25: Act 5 and Ancients
Before you can start doing Baal runs, where a huge chunk of your experience will come from, you need to get through Act 5 and defeat the Ancients. Doing this task should give you enough experience to reach level 25. Try to be level 24 before doing the Ancients. You always gain a level when defeating the Ancients. Once you hit level 25, you will start gaining large amounts of experience from Baal Runs.
Level 25-41: Baal Runs
Now that you've completed the Rite of Passage quest, you can start doing Baal runs. This is one of the best ways to level a character, especially if you are in an 8-player party. Depending on the group, it should take around 4 to 7 minutes per run. Playing solo will take much longer, but it is still worthwhile. A good portion of your experience will come from the Minions of Destruction. Baal offers decent experience as well. Create a new game and do the same thing over and over until you hit level 41.
Level 41-60: Baal Runs (Nightmare)
And we are right back to Baal runs again. For the most part, Nightmare difficulty has much fewer leveling spots compared to Normal. Your main goal is to rush through Nightmare so you can start doing Baal runs again. The strategy is still the same. Get a group together and continue to do Baal runs until level 60. Your experience gain will start to slow down around level 58, but it is best to be prepared for Hell difficulty, which sees a serious difficulty spike thanks to immunes.
Level 60-75: Hell Playthrough and Chaos Sanctuary
From level 60 to 75, you will progress through the game like you normally would until you get to the Chaos Sanctuary. Chaos runs are great for experience and earning high-level runes. However, playing solo can be a bit tough because of how often enemies put curses on you and have to deal with different immunity types. Either way, solo or in a group, you will keep doing Chaos Sanctuary runs until level 75.
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