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Everquest Progression Server Leveling Guide

This section is for my Everquest Progression Server Leveling Guide. For each expansion I will update this page and my Leveling Guide to reflect the changes that each expansion brings. This guide will most likely always cover the newest expansion and the zones that come with it as that is where most of the people will be grouping. As I update this page and my leveling guide I will archive the old expansions' leveling guide. This will make it easy for you to find a leveling guide for whatever expansion you are currently in.

The only reason I am archiving the guides for each expansion is incase Sony does another Progression Server in the future or has another special ruleset type server where the guides will be useful once again. As always; with all of my guides, if you see anything that needs to be updated or you would like to add something yourself you can get into contact with me directly through the "Submit A Guide" button at the bottom of each page of my website.

Older Leveling Guides:

Everquest Classic Leveling Guide

Kunark Leveling Guide

Velious Leveling Guide

Luclin Leveling Guide

Planes of Power Leveling Guide

 

Below this line I will try and always keep the most up to date guide as each server progresses through later X-pacs.

 

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Everquest Luclin Leveling Guide

Well it's that time! Kunark is now around on both servers so here, lets get started with a leveling guide!

Halflings 1 - 10 Misty Thicket

Dark Elves 1 - 10 Nektulos

Wood Elves, High Elves & Half Elves who start in Greater Faydark 1 - 5 Gfay 5 - 13 Crushbone

Gnomes 1 - 5 Steamfont 5 - 13 Crushbone

Dwarves 1 - 5 Butcherblock 5 - 13 Crushbone

Iksars will want to do 1 - 15 Field of Bone and eventually venture into Kunark in the mid to late teens alone or early teens with companions. This new route will most likely have a lot of players though and if you don't want competition I recommend hanging back at expansion launch.

Everyone knows the first 15 levels by now so I won't waste too much time on them.

Kurns Tower is good starting around level 8

Let's start at the areas I recommend 15 - 25.

Luclin Leveling Guide 15 - 25

There are two options to take during this level range, if you're a boxer or want some antisocial locations (meaning you'll see few people) I recommend going to Ocean of Tears. The undead/goblin isles are usually always empty and you can finish the levels there without seeing too many people. For more groupable locations I recommend Paludal Caverns. The back entrance of Paludal (from hollowshade) would be good for soloing while waiting LFG or with a lower level group.

Also for 10 - 18 in Kunark you have Kurn's Tower. You can also do Unrest or Befallen/Najena - most of the classic zones won't have many people in them which is perfect for boxers. For those LFG and wanting to be social I highly recommend you stick to more current content

East Karana Leveling Location

South Karana Leveling Location

Kurn's Tower Leveling Location (guide was written for live so it has extra info)

OoT Undead

Lavastorm Mountains (Boxer/small group)

Crushbone (Group/Solo/Boxer) - Of course Crushbone can still be worth your time during this level range. Admittedly you'll be getting a bit high level for the place but if you group up in the throne room I am sure you'll make some lower level players day!

Paludal Caverns (Group/Solo/Boxer) Social Zone - The entrance of Paludal Caverns from Hollowshade Moors has mobs in the low teens that progressively get harder the closer you get to the Shadowhaven zoneline. A lot of lower level players come here and solo in hopes of getting into a bandit group. It may be worth your time to check it out! There's a lot of single pulls of mushrooms and bugs to keep you occupied if no one else is around

Luclin Leveling Guide 25 - 35

If you are looking for a group in the low to mid 20s Marus Seru is pretty good, Paludal is just about going green on you. Netherbein lair as well if you're freshly 25, you can probably solo it if you get small pulls at that point. Dawnshroud can offer you some opportunities for solo play or small group. Large group in some locations too. If you are a boxer or have a small group/want to make a group City of Mist is still one of my favorite locations for low 30s. I wouldn't come here at 25, stick to Marus Seru, The overthere or something slightly more in that level range.

Splitpaw can be good for this level range too and it would be a rather antisocial zone if you're a boxer, especially as you go deeper inside.

Lavastorm Basilisks Location

Crypt of Dalnir (Dungeon Crawl ) Boxer/Group Antisocial Zone - A lot of people know Dalnir as the zone with possibly the highest ZEM there ever was. It truly does have an insanely good XP rate but the problem is it can be a bit annoying to get to (it's a lengthy run from all porting locations) and that may be the reason not many people come here LFG. However, that makes it a perfect zone for a boxer. You can probably go days without seeing someone even zone in!

Lake of Ill Omen (Field Killing/Kiting) Soloers/Boxers/Groups/Kiters - You have tons of room to kite + actual camps here. Can also work on your Howling Stones key via Jade Chokadai Prod

The Overthere (Field Killing) Boxers/Groups/Kiters - the side of the zone that has the skyfire ZL is good for kiters/small boxers. It is a pretty popular location so finding a group here is definitely possible. Be warned though, for races/classes whom are aligned good the field you pull from can get deadly at night as the Dark Elves from the outpost patrol around!

Crystal Caverns (Dungeon Crawl) - Boxers/Groups/Social - This is a fairly commonly traversed zone in this level range and if you're a solo player this should be one of the zones you "swing through" while LFG. The zone can be a bit of a maze and confuse you if you're not fully accustomed to it, but it can be very rewarding XP wise for lower level players.

Tower of Frozen Shadow (Dungeon Crawl) Boxer/Group Antisocial zone - I honestly don't know much about this zone at all except for the Anniversary raid that takes place here. This zone can be a total nightmare to navigate and requires keys to progress to each floor higher up. I honestly do not recommend this zone to you, however, I know some people really enjoy the zone and the way it was designed. For those out there who do enjoy the zone, I figured it definitely deserved a mention

Splitpaw (Dungeon Crawl) Boxer/Group Antisocial Zone - During Classic Splitpaw gets a fair amount of traffic but as Kunark comes, Velious and especially Luclin barely anyone travels back to Splitpaw. There is some point later in the game it gets revamped to a level 75 zone but for awhile still it'll be the same old split paw we all know and love. You shouldn't expect to see many people in zone in your level range, especially if you go deep in. One noteable drop that comes to mind is Robe of the Ishva.

Marus Seru (Field Killing) Social/group/boxer - This location is pretty good for this level range, especially if you want to find a group. There's very commonly people here. If you are a boxer or soloer LFG the best advice I can give is everything here is social!! Be careful when pulling and where you kite.

Upper Guk (Dungeon Crawl) moderately antisocial/boxer - Great for boxers/groups, solo players I would recommend you find a better place!

Castle Mistmoore (Dungeon Crawl) group/antisocial/boxer - This location is a pretty nice dungeon crawl in this level range. Be careful going past the graveyard though unless you have out of group PL help. It can get messy quick past the GY as the mobs suddenly spike in level

Dreadlands - (Field Killing) Boxers/Groups/Kiters/Solo antisocial zone - This location is the one I most commonly find myself doing during these levels. The eastern end of Karnor's that faces the FV zoneline makes for a great location to camp and allows you to pull singles safely from the field. No real good loot drops here but the XP is nice, especially with a few in your group.

Luclin Leveling Guide 35 - 45

City of Mist (Dungeon Crawl) Boxers/Groups social zone - This zone is great for this level range, simply amazing honestly for both boxers and groupers alike. The zone is pretty big and there are plenty of pickings to go around. There's some decent loot here too such as Ornate Rune Shield and Slimy Green Ring.

Crypt of Dalnir (Dungeon Crawl) antisocial zone - This zone has an amazing ZEM (Zone Experience Modifier) meaning it will give you more than average XP per kill making it great to level in. The mobs at the zone in are in the lower 30s and it gets progressively harder as you go. Bring a group with you or your own boxes as this zone is seldom traversed. Don't count on finding a group here.

Lower Guk (Dungeon Crawl/Camp) - Groups/Boxers antisocial zone - It's now a perfect time for you to learn camps like Mithril Runed Tunic, Shining Metallic Robes, Flowing Black Silk Sash, and the zone!

Ocean of Tears (Cyclops) - Groups/Boxers/Solo - This is one of my favorite locations for 35 - 42(45). The cyclops here are very easy, they don't hit very hard at all and they can drop some profitable loot. There's a rare chance for an ancient cyclops to spawn in the place of any other cyclops on the isle who drops Ring of the Ancients. The ring is used in the Jboots quest.

Karnor's Castle (Dungeon Crawl) Boxers/Groups antisocial zone - This zone can be a total nightmare if you plan to pull to a camp. As far as a dungeon crawl though, it is pretty standard of a zone. The ZEM is fairly good and the mobs here can be fairly squishy. They also commonly drop raw plat which makes up for the lack of vendor trash. Monks can do Karnor's Pipe here for their epic and casters can farm an Extended Range 3 focus off a nearby mob.

Castle Mistmoore (Dungeon Crawl) group/antisocial/boxer - This location is a pretty nice dungeon crawl in this level range. Be careful going past the graveyard though unless you have out of group PL help. It can get messy quick past the GY as the mobs suddenly spike in level. For this level range you may want to continue past the Graveyard and into the castle. The mobs inside will offer you more of a challenge.

Temple of Droga (Dungeon Crawl) Boxers/Groups/Solo antisocial zone - If you're looking for some peace and quiet this is a pretty good zone for this level range. The closer you get to the 40s though, this worse this zone will get XP wise. That is at least until the future revamp of it (whenever that may be). So, if you're reading this in the future and you go to Droga in the PoP or beyond era and find it has been revamped, sorry!

Crystal Caverns (Dungeon Crawl) - Boxers/Groups/Social - This is a fairly commonly traversed zone in this level range and if you're a solo player this should be one of the zones you "swing through" while LFG. The zone can be a bit of a maze and confuse you if you're not fully accustomed to it, but it can be very rewarding XP wise for lower level players.

Velketor's Labyrinth - Dungeon Crawl - Group/Boxer The Icepaw family makes this zone pretty profitable to camp considering they drop Spider Fur Belt, Collar, Cloak fairly regularly, even the trash kobolds. Each of the named kobolds has their own loot table, some items good, some not so good. Lute of the Howler is the main item that stands out at the kobolds. Either way, you should be seeing a lot of bazaar sellables if you spend some time here.

Dawnshroud Peaks (Field Killing) Groups/Solo/Social - This is a pretty standard zone as far as field killing goes, there's a few different camps people like to setup at, mostly near the zone lines and pull to there. There's very commonly people here or nearby while Luclin is current so finding a group in this zone should not be very difficult.

Old Sebilis (Dungeon Crawl) - Boxers/Groups, social + antisocial zone - This is some of the best XP you can get in the game for Kunark the juggs also will make you rich. For boxers I strongly recommend this zone as a dungeon crawl experience. Hang onto the Nodding Blue Lillies to sell in the baz

The whole right wing (where Disco 1 + 2 is) is great for lower level boxers/groups in here. The left wing is about the same level but I hate the slippery floor over there and it's much more of a nightmare to navigate than the disco area. The center area (Crypt) is generally always camped and isn't the best XP - mostly nameds.

The "underneath" part of old seb, juggs, myoconids, that's where the money/fun is at. Once you're 55+ you should venture down here and camp the King or protector/tolpumaj

 

Luclin Leveling Guide 45 - 60

Old Sebilis (Dungeon Crawl) - Boxers/Groups, social + antisocial zone - This is some of the best XP you can get in the game for Kunark the juggs also will make you rich. For boxers I strongly recommend this zone as a dungeon crawl experience. Hang onto the Nodding Blue Lillies to sell in the baz

The whole right wing (where Disco 1 + 2 is) is great for lower level boxers/groups in here. The left wing is about the same level but I hate the slippery floor over there and it's much more of a nightmare to navigate than the disco area. The center area (Crypt) is generally always camped and isn't the best XP - mostly nameds.

The "underneath" part of old seb, juggs, myoconids, that's where the money/fun is at. Once you're 55+ you should venture down here and camp the King or protector/tolpumaj

Chardok (Dungeon Crawl) - Boxers/Groups, antisocial zone - This is a dungeon crawl type zone for boxers, can be lots of fun and quite profitable too. (I will post a more detailed description of this zone after I venture there)

Burning Woods - Boxers/Groups/Kiters/Solo, social zone - great and wide open for kiters; not only that but this zone is a hotspot for people 50 - 54. If you are in this level range and here you ... here comes the double negative ... can't not find a group!

Ocean of Tears (Elite Goblin Isle) - Boxers/Groups, antisocial zone (This place will be so desolate at the launch of Kunark that it's probably one of the best locations for just being left alone)

Skyfire Mountains (Solo Dragons) - Boxers/Kiters, social zone - good for kiters and the dragons also have a chance of dropping Kunark spells which can be very valuable

The Hole (Dungeon Crawl) - Boxers/Groups, antisocial zone . Not many people will venture here in kunark - small boxers can do Idol of the Underking and loam elementals/rock golems but it will take a bit more for you to handle the undead which drop withered.

Howling Stones (Dungeon Crawl) - Boxers/Groups, antisocial zone. There are no set named spawn locations really in this zone either, they can spawn randomly throughout the wings. Also to correct a few mistakes on the internet Enshrouded Veil, Golden Bracer, Stein of Tears, Melodious Truncheon are all zone wide rare items, they don't drop off of nameds or out of any specific wing. I am 100% sure on this. Although the Truncheon is MUCH more common off golems than any other mob I have found.

South wing is the most profitable to farm because of Hand of the Reaper and Fingerbone Hoop.

Velketor's Labyrinth - Dungeon Crawl - Group/Boxer The Icepaw family makes this zone pretty profitable to camp considering they drop Spider Fur Belt, Collar, Cloak fairly regularly, even the trash kobolds. Each of the named kobolds has their own loot table, some items good, some not so good. Lute of the Howler is the main item that stands out at the kobolds. Either way, you should be seeing a lot of bazaar sellables if you spend some time here.

Siren's Grotto - (Dungeon Crawl) Group/Boxer Fellspine + lots of gems - There are a few good camps in Siren's Grotto, one of the best would be Fellspine for his Spiked Seahorse Hide Belt. You'll be able to net a pretty penny for the belt for awhile to come. The zonewide ink that drops here is worth keeping to sell in the bazaar.

Western Wastes - Field Killing Group/Boxer - Western Wastes probably isn't the best for XP but what it lacks for in XP it makes up for in drops! There are a lot of named dragons that wander around out here and some of them can be killed with 1 group fairly easily. These dragons drop some of the really rare Velious spells such as Burnout IV, Protection of the Glades and so on. You'll mostly be making plat here but you'll get some XP too!

Dragon Necropolis - Boxer/Antisocial zone - The Phase Spiders here are fairly easy to kill and they all have a chance of dropping a Phase Spider Carapace which you could sell or use. Also there is a named Phase Spider in the eastern part of the zone, Queen Raltaas. She is very hard and drops Queen's Carapace. In the southern part of the zone you have snakes which is where Vilefang is and then you also have the Chetari rats which drop a few semi valuable things depending on your economy.

Grieg's End (Dungeon Crawl) - Group/Boxer

Maiden's Eye (Field Killing) Group/boxer/solo

Umbral Plains (Field Killing) Group/Boxer/Solo

                               
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