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Neverwinter Leveling Guide 1 – 80

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.

Experience Bonuses

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.

epic experience booster

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.

tome of


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.

Leveling Gear

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.

Ensorcelled Mulhorand

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.

Ensorcelled Mulhorand

Slayer of the Xvim

Works like the Mulhorand gear and scales as you level. The Amulet is not available at this time.


Inscribed Garments

This shirt and pants are available from the ZEN store and will boost XP by 10% each.

Inscribed Garments


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!

artifact leveling


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.

Neverwinter Leveling Guide Map

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.

Guild Stronghold quests leveling

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.

Leveling 64-70

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.

And that’s it! Congrats on reaching level 80! If you are unsure of what to do at level 80, you can check out our Gearing Up Guide and our Campaign Completion Guide!

If you have any questions or suggestions for our Neverwinter Leveling Guide, please leave a comment!

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Gilbert Hughes

Thursday 31st of May 2018

my power point bar is full and keep getting more power points how do i get them off

@Chandler the Paladin

Monday 17th of April 2017

Also Illusionist gambit the skirmish is also a good way to level up even in level 70 to get overflow experience/


Thursday 30th of March 2017

you did forget to tell people in your guide that they can do daily in stronghold those quests give a massive xp gain. kill 50 creatures in the questzone where you leveling xomplete a dungeon for 80.000xp at lvl 50 means level up etc.


Thursday 16th of February 2017

i couldnĀ“t find any of the quets u mentioned in drowned shore?


Saturday 30th of July 2016

I know this guide isn't meant to be followed exactly, but I tend to do almost every quest I can get, so I tend to be higher level than what you mention for the areas. So, is it bad if I skip an area? Also, if you can, can you tell me any gear guides that are good? I tend to get stuck with lower level gear and wish to fix this.


Saturday 30th of July 2016

Hi, skipping areas is fine. On my last character i skipped quite a few zones entierly since i had a huge xp bonus and leveled very fast. We have a short gear guide here : . Most of the guides on the site hasn't been updated in a while, and i am working on updating them all, so the gear guide and the leveling guide will propably get an update pretty soon. There is also generally gearing tips to be found on the Neverwinter subreddit