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 2020 and is up to date with module 18, Infernal Descent.
If you need to learn more about your class, see our Class Guides for builds and info.
Epic Experience Booster
Epic Experience Booster from the Zen Market. If you have Zen or are willing to buy Zen I would recommend that you buy an Epic Experience Booster. You will get 2x XP all the way up to level 70 and will level twice as fast. These are also rewards from events sometimes, like the Winter Festival.
Double XP Events
Double XP events happen from time to time and it can be wise to leave leveling alts to these periods. Check the calendar in the game to see when the next XP weekend is!
Being a VIP member will give you 10% extra XP.
Guild XP Boon
Most guilds have the Experience Bonus Boon available, so join a guild to get a 3-30% XP bonus. Remember to activate the boon in your character screen.
Tome of Experience
If you already have a character at level 70 you will notice that you sometimes get Tomes of Experience from the overflow experience reward, these can be used by alts to level up very quickly.
Invoke to the gods (after level 11). Pressing CTRL + I next to an Altar (found in Neverwinter or as drops from mobs) will have your character pray. The amount of XP you get from invoking is quite significant and you can even level alts by just invoking consistently.
Leveling alts by just Invoking is entirely possible. The last “90 minute” invoke of a day rewards you with almost half a level in XP even in your 70s.
Having some of the items listed below will make your leveling go a lot quicker, but you are going to need some AD. If you need help making AD, check out our Astral Diamond Guide.
These weapons and cloak scales 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.
Slayer of the Xvim
Works like the Mulhorand gear and scales as you level. The Amulet is not available at this time.
This shirt and pants are available from the ZEN store and will boost XP by 10% each.
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!
Enchantments like Brutal and Azure Enchantments will give bonus XP when slotten in an utility slot. So be sure to used as high enchantments as you can afford to level quicker.
Mounts not only increase movement speed but allows you to equip powerful insignias that will greatly enhance your stats!
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.
Also, remember to get as high Bonding Runestones as you can afford, you will need these once you reach level 80 and beyond anyway.
Leveling 1- 60
TIP: If you run out of quests in any of the zones listed below, and you are still too low level to progress to the next. Either return to Sergeant Knox to see if he has quests for you, or simply run a skirmish or dungeon.
Level 1 – 7 Tutorial + Protector’s Enclave
For the first 5 levels, follow the tutorial and then a quest from Sergeant Knox in Protector’s Enclave.
Level 8 – 10+ Blacklake District
Talk to Sergeant Knox who will send you to the Blacklake District which will take you to level 10-11ish.
TIP: After this, you can start the Intro Campaign: The Staff of Savras by talking to Sergeant Know. He will send you to Sybella Artis
Level 10 – 12+ Tower District
Continue to the Tower District, and get to at least level 12. This is when you can start doing Random Dungeons and Random Skirmishes.
Level 12+ Random: Dungeon Queue
At level 12 you can start running Random Dungeon Queues, these are really good for XP and Astral Diamonds. They are usually very quick, only a few minutes and will reward you with a lot of XP.
If you want to continue to level by questing, see the map below for what zones to go to. It’s all pretty straight forward so I won’t go into detail about questing in every zone.
Acquisitions Incorporated Level 15
Be sure to start the Acquisitions Incorporated campaign at level 15 by clicking any of the red handbills on the walls around in Protector’s Enclave.
Level 20+ Guild Stronghold Quests
At this point, it is time to get a guild if you don’t already have one. Press the G button to browse for guilds and send an officer a message that you want to join or go to Protector’s Enclave, and say in the /zone chat that you are looking for one and you will have no trouble finding a guild.
When you’ve got a guild, go to the guild stronghold, and finish the short introductory quest from The Steward. This will enable you to get the dailies from the NPC’s around the Stronghold. They are all worth doing but the main two ones that you want to do every day while you are leveling are the quests from the Cleric.
- Doing Your Part
- Stronghold Dungeon Delves
These will provide you with massive (several levels) of XP, in addition to what you are already getting from doing Random Skirmishes and Dungeons in the first place.
Leveling 60 – 80
Leveling 60 – 64+
At level 60, the Maze Engine and Elemental Evil modules will unlock, and you can start working on these.
In Elemental Evil, there are three introductory quests from Archdruid Morningdawn in Neverwinter that will take you too around 61/62
- No Crevice Untouched
- Hard to Reach Places
- Swords for Everyone
After completing these, continue working on Elemental Evil / The Maze Engine or run Dungeons.
At level 64, the Fury of the Feywild module becomes available. Get the quests “To the Farthest Forest” from Sergeant Knox and complete it. This will unlock Sharandar and the Skirmish “Master of the Hunt”. If you don’t do this, you will not be able to run random Skirmishes.
Leveling 70-80 Undermountain Mod 16
In mod 16 Undermountain the level cap was increased from 70 to 80. The whole module is designed to get you to level 80 though, so just advance through the campaign and you will level quickly as you do it.
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