Welcome to our Neverwinter Leveling Guide! Leveling in Neverwinter is relatively quick and easy. You will mostly be following the glowing sparks that show you the next quest objective so you don’t waste much time figuring out where to go.
This guide has been updated in 2021 and is up to date with module 21, Jewel of the North.
If you need to learn more about your class, see our Class Guides for builds and info.
In Mod 21, the leveling journey was changed in Neverwinter, making the leveling process very straightforward and easy.
Leveling to max level in Neverwinter should now only take about 10 hours and all you have to do is follow the main questline, and you will level up as you complete the quests.
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There are however a few tips you can use to level up slightly faster.
Having some of the items listed below will make your leveling a bit quicker, but you are going to need some AD. If you need help making AD, check out our Astral Diamond Guide.
Post Mod 21, gear doesn’t have as big of an impact on leveling as it used to have, and you can level to 20 just fine with the gear you get along the way.
Adventurer Seal Trader
You can now visit the Adventurer Seal Trader in Protector’s Enclave to buy Leveling Gear for your class for Seal of the Adventurer.
These weapons and cloak scale as you level and a generally more powerful than other weapons you find by leveling. They can be looted from lockboxes, bought on the auction house, or as rewards from certain events.
These are pretty expensive though and won’t boost your leveling time in any meaningful way.
Slayer of the Xvim
Works like the Mulhorand gear and scales as you level. The Amulet is not available at this time.
Artifacts can be equipped at any level and the stats of an upgraded artifact will be very powerful for a low-level character. Getting an artifact to at least rare quality is recommended!
Companions are also a great way to boost your stats. Companion powers can be really powerful at lower levels, and high-level companions will be very helpful.
Several Epic quality companions are available cheaply at the Auction House, and you will get several decent ones just by leveling.
XP bonuses are a thing of the past now in Neverwinter and the only real viable way of leveling quicker is by moving quicker.
This can be done by equipping gear or enchantments with movement speed boosts, the most viable are Azure Enchantments in utility slots. Increasing your movement speed stat will enable you to move faster through all indoor content.
In overland zones, remember to always use your mount to move faster.
As you don’t get any experience from killing mobs, it is better to skip as many as you can. (See our leveling video for optimal method)
Leveling 1- 20
The actual leveling path in Neverwinter is pretty easy. Just follow the tutorial and then the quests that Sergeant Knox sends you on to the following zones:
- Neverdeath Graveyard
- Ebon Downs
- Icespire Peak
- The Chasm
- Whispering Caverns
If you have any questions or suggestions for our Neverwinter Leveling Guide, please leave a comment!