Whether you're an experienced player or just coming out of Season of Blood, you may want to speed up your leveling process to get into the endgame activities. This season introduces Gauntlet leaderboards, expected to be released mid-season, requiring players to reach World Tier 4 to complete, adding even more incentive to reach the top level as quickly as possible.
Whether you’re playing alone or teaming up with friends, mastering the best strategies, activities, and builds is crucial to completing Season Journey and Battle Pass with ease. So, without further ado, let’s dive into my tips for leveling up quickly in Diablo 4 Season 3.
Select Leveling Build
Choosing an efficient leveling build is a key factor in the speed of the leveling process. While experimenting with various builds and play styles is always an option, if your goal is to level up quickly, it’s recommended that you follow a build guide tailored to your chosen class. Guides like these optimize your damage output, survivability, and mobility to speed up leveling progress.
If you choose Rogue class, an excellent and leveling-friendly build is Twisting Blades build. This setup prioritizes high single-target and AoE damage, using a combination of melee and ranged abilities.
If you’ve completed Story Mode before, there’s no need to replay Campaign to level up your seasonal character. By choosing to skip Campaign when creating your character, you can immediately dive into open-world activities that provide more XP.
Select World Tier
One of the key decisions you have to make when leveling is which World Tier to play. World Tier is a difficulty setting that affects enemy strength, the quality and quantity of loot drops, and the availability of endgame features.
My advice is, if you want to level up quickly and efficiently, stick to World Tier 1. While World Tier 2 gives you 20% more XP and 15% more Diablo 4 Gold rewards, it also makes enemies and bosses more powerful, which can significantly slow down your progress.
World Tier 1 lets you complete quests and strongholds easily and earn Renown rewards, giving you extra stat points and paragon points.
However, if you’re playing in a group, this advice changes. With more players sharing the damage, you can tackle World Tier 2 more easily and benefit from increased rewards.
Start Season Of The Construct Quest As Soon As Possible
Start Season of the Construct quest as early as possible with a level 1 character to jump-start your Season Journey. And completing this quest quickly unlocks your Seneschal Companion, adding a useful robot ally to your leveling journey.
Unlike previous seasons, Season 3 tasks are not limited to completing Season Chapters. As a result, you should be able to complete story missions quickly, making it a worthwhile and efficient endeavor.
Use Gems To Boost Stats
Inserting gems into your gear can provide valuable stat improvements as you progress.
One thing to note is not to spend unnecessary D4 Gold on jeweler to remove gems. If you salvage gear with gems on it, the gems are automatically returned to your stash.
Selectively Equip Aspects
Be selective for equipping Aspects that make substantial improvements to your build. Especially considering the high cost of frequently changing gear during level 50. And given the regular gear upgrades, it’s wise not to invest too much into it early on.
However, certain aspects can significantly simplify your leveling process, depending on your class and build. You can prioritize these Aspects and imprint them on your amulet, as this gear slot tends to be upgraded less frequently. It is worth noting that printing an Aspect on Amulet can enhance its effect by 50%.
This strategic approach ensures you benefit from valuable aspects without spending too much on frequent gear changes.
Complete Tree Of Whispers & World Events
Without knowing the exact XP rewards for seasonal events, I can say with a high degree of confidence that the best way to level up early is to complete Tree of Whispers.
Players deal with them effectively by selecting areas where Whispers of the Dead are concentrated and completing multiple objectives simultaneously in a short period. For example, finding an area with dungeon quests that coincide with Whispers quests can greatly improve your leveling efficiency.
By successfully completing Whispers of the Dead, you gain a variety of benefits. Accumulating 10 Grim Favors allows you to get new equipment from Tree of Whispers. This method is the most efficient way to level up and equip your character in the early stages of the game.
If you feel strong enough, feel free to complete Legion and World Boss events as they are available on the map.
Upgrade Your Health Potion
Keep an eye on your Health Potion and when vendors in town offer upgrades. You can get a nice simple herb cache by doing quests in Kyovoshad. Go to World Tier statue in the north of the city and accept the side quest, Raising Spirits.
To complete this mission, just stand next to the soldier and select “Cheer” on the emotion wheel. A cache of handy herbs will drop for you, which should be enough to upgrade your Health Potion.
Events For Effectively Farming XP
If you have reached level 50, at this point, you need to complete some more efficient activities to grind XP.
You can collect Sigils to enter Nightmare Dungeon by farming Whispers of the Dead. When completing Nightmare Dungeon, you must remember to achieve your goals as quickly as possible and ignore trash mobs as much as possible. The faster you reach dungeon bosses, complete dungeons, and open new dungeons, the faster you earn XP.
As part of Diablo 4 1.3.0 Patch, Helltides will be active every hour and will be a significant source of gear. Most importantly, you’ll need it to complete Boss Ladder to get unique items.
You’ll want to fight World Bosses once they become available, as they drop guaranteed high-level gear. Once you’re ready, complete Capstone Dungeon to advance to World Tier 3. They can be anywhere between level 50 to level 70.
To sum up, this Diablo 4 leveling guide provides players of all levels with different information and tips to help them level up efficiently in the game. While it may not provide the most engaging gaming experience, this repetitive strategy works well for those who are solely focused on leveling up quickly. Regardless, make sure you have fun in Diablo 4!