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Everquest Kunark 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.

Kunark Leveling Guide 15 - 25

If you're down for a blast to the past I still definitely recommend the undead isle in Ocean of Tears. This island is pretty much by far my favorite leveling location for this level range for awhile. You can get the whole isle to yourself if you want (which is great for someone like me) and since the zone is so large there's always a pick or two open for it!

Here is the map below in case you forget! Also here's a link to a very informative guide on the location!

OoT

Also for 10 - 18 in Kunark you have Kurn's Tower. You can also do Unrest or Befallen/Najena - most of these classic zones won't have many people in them which is perfect for boxers, if you want zones with people at Kunark launch I highly recommend you stick to kunark content.

East Karana Leveling Location

South Karana Leveling Location

Kurn's Tower Leveling Location (guide was written for live)

OoT Undead

Warsliks Woods 15 - 25

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!

Kunark Leveling Guide 25 - 35

For the late 20s I highly recommend you visit up The Overthere and try and get a group. Aside from Overthere, - City of Mist is usually really good during the Kunark era. Those are the two zones I recommend for grouping, if you're soloing or a boxer Mistmoore will be good if you have the gear or ability to control/handle adds. Upper guk/early Lguk too. A solo player will want to stick to smokes in lavastorm or soloing in a more open Kunark zone like Dreadlands or Overthere.

Be wary in The Overthere at night as guards walk around and will slaughter you if they see you!

Lavastorm Basilisks Location

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.

Lake of Ill Omen (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

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

The Overthere (SF Ramp) Boxers/Groups/Kiters - On the south side of The Overthere there's a ramp that is pretty famous for grouping at. You have a ton of mobs to pull and it is relatively safe hunting here except at night when evil guards from the outpost patrol around and kill anyone they don't like. The loot here isn't the best but the XP isn't bad until you reach the low 30s.

Dreadlands - (Field Killing) Boxers/Groups/Kiters/Solo antisocial zone - My favorite location to kill in Dreadlands is just to the east of Karnor's Castle. The zoneline as well as the giant castle itself, the field that is between the zoneline to Firiona Vie and Karnor's Castle is primarily where I pull from. There is a huge level difference on the monsters out here, I think something like a level 10 spread but it is really easy going and good XP during this level range. You can always pull singles and you can pull them back far enough to where nothing will agro you while fighting. There is also plenty of room to kite.

 

Kunark Leveling Guide 35 - 45

Cazic Thule (Dungeon Crawl/Camp) Groups/Boxers - Dark Forge Armor quests are done here. Lizard Scale Cloak - Lizard Scale Mantle - are a few good drops

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!

The Overthere (SF Ramp) Boxers/Groups/Kiters - On the south side of The Overthere there's a ramp that is pretty famous for grouping at. You have a ton of mobs to pull and it is relatively safe hunting here except at night when evil guards from the outpost patrol around and kill anyone they don't like. The loot here isn't the best but the XP isn't bad until you reach the low 30s.

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.

Dreadlands - Boxers/Groups/Kiters/Solo, antisocial zone (Mostly field killing) - My favorite location to kill in Dreadlands is just to the east of Karnor's Castle. The zoneline as well as the giant castle itself, the field that is between the zoneline to Firiona Vie and Karnor's Castle is primarily where I pull from. There is a huge level difference on the monsters out here, I think something like a level 10 spread but it is really easy going and good XP during this level range. You can always pull singles and you can pull them back far enough to where nothing will agro you while fighting. There is also plenty of room to kite.

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. If you are reading this and nearing 40 you're on the high side and should avoid coming here. If you're in your low 30s you should be able to plow through this place unless you're really under geared.

Temple of Droga (Dungeon Crawl) - Boxers/Groups, antisocial zone

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 6 - 12 boxers I strongly recommend this zone as a dungeon crawl experience.

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 as the disco area in both XP and loot. The center area (Crypt) is generally always camped and isn't the best XP - mostly nameds. You will also need a Bard or Rogue in order to pick the door for Crypt. Some loot you'll be interested in that drops from Old Seb is... Box of Nil Space, Cone of the Mystics, Froglok Bonecaster's Robe, Obulus Death Shroud, Hierophant's Cloak, Runebranded Girdle.

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

 

Kunark 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 6 - 12 boxers I strongly recommend this zone as a dungeon crawl experience.

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 as the disco area in both XP and loot. The center area (Crypt) is generally always camped and isn't the best XP - mostly nameds. You will also need a Bard or Rogue in order to pick the door for Crypt. Some loot you'll be interested in that drops from Old Seb is... Box of Nil Space, Cone of the Mystics, Froglok Bonecaster's Robe, Obulus Death Shroud, Hierophant's Cloak, Runebranded Girdle.

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 and or groups. This zone is huge and there is a ton of different nameds and loot for you to get. The deeper you go into the zone to the north or south the harder it gets. At 60 the entrance area will be Light blue to you but most of the harder nameds that drop the best loot will still be Dark Blue. I am going to seperate the loot list for Chardok into two sections, one good for smaller boxers/groups and the other for larger boxers/groups

Good Loot in the Light Blue section of Chardok: Fancy Velvet Mantle, Girdle of Flayed Iksar, Shroud of Undeath, Shai'din Revenant Bauble, Crypt Master's Conjuring Stone, Earring of Twisted Leaves and others

Good Loot in the Harder section of Chardok: Vibrating Gauntlets of Infuse, Incarnadine Breastplate, Incarnadine Greaves, Pearly Sarnak Bauble, Writ of Di'zok,

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. The loot here totally blows though so only expect EXP.

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

 

 

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