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Path of Exile - Efficient Way of Leveling Guide

Written by Zanza   /   Updated: Apr 17, 2021    


The most efficient way of leveling through Path of Exile while still acquiring all the useful quest rewards, with minimal backtracking or wasted time.

Intro



How to Read the Guide



  • *WP. Waypoint
  • DC/TP: Log out/in game or use Portal Scroll to get back to Town.
  • (!): Crafting recipe in area.

Optional:

  1. Drop a portal at Bridge to save a bit of time.
  2. Kill "The Great White Beast" in "Den" for a second Quicksilver flask.
  3. Check your elemental resistances and do the one you have highest for. Kaom (Fire) and Daresso (Cold). Alternatively save both bosses for last.
  4. Drop a portal if you find "Dread Thicket" on the way to "Causeway". It spawned SW of the waypoint if you didn't find it on the way.

Recipe Location:

  1. In 'The Eternal Laboratory West for Diana.
  2. In "Oriath" beside Helena.

*Typically do first Lab before Kaom/Daresso in Act 4.

*Do you next two Labs before Kitava fight in Act 10.

*Last Lab as soon as you have all the trials that randomly spawn in maps.

Leveling Guide 2021



Act 1



  • "Hillock - Tarkleigh
  • Coast - WP - Mud Flats - 3 eggs - Submerged Passage - WP
  • Coast - Tidal Island - Hailrake - DC/TP
  • Submerged Passage - (1) - Ledge (N) - Climb - Navali - Lower Prison - WP
  • Submerged Passage - Flooded Depths (S) - Dweller of the Deep - DC/TP
  • Lower Prison - Trial - Upper Prison - Warden's Quarters - Warden's Chambers - Brutus - DC/TP
  • Prisoner's Gate - Ship Graveyard - WP - Cavern of Wrarth - WP
  • Ship Graveyard - Cave - AllFlame - Ship Graveyard - Fairgraves - DC/TP
  • Cavern of Wrarth - Cavern of Anger - Merveil's Lair - Merveil - Southern Forest - Forest Encampment"

Act 2



  • "Old Fields - (2) - Crossroads (N) - WP (N) - Chamber of Sins 1 (W) - Chamber of Sins 2 - Trial - Helena - DC/TP
  • Riverways - WP - Western Forest - WP - Weaver's Chambers
  • Weaver's Nest - Weaver - A1 Town - A2 Town
  • Crossroads - Fellshrine Ruins (E) - Crypt 1 - WP - Trial - DC/TP
  • Crossroads - Broken Bridge (N) - Kraityn - DC/TP
  • Riverways - Wetlands (W) - Oak - WP
  • Western Forest - Alira - Blackguards/Blocked Pass (S) - DP/TP
  • Wetlands - Vaal Ruins - Seal - Northern Forest - WP - Caverns (!) - Pyramid - Apex - Vaal Oversoul (!)
  • City of Sarn - Clarissa - Sarn Encampment"

Act 3



  • "Slum - Crematorium - WP - Trial - Piety (!) - DC/TP
  • Slum - Sewer - 3 Busts - WP - Marketplace - WP - Catacombs - Trial (!) - DC/TP
  • Marketplace - Battlefront - Ribbon Spool/WP - Docks - Thaumetic Sulphate - DC/TP
  • Battlefront - Solaris 1 - Solaris 2 - Dialla (!)(1) - Sewers (!) - Ebony Barracks - WP - Lunaris 1 - Lunaris 2 - Piety (!) - DC/TP
  • Ebony Barracks - Imperial Gardens - WP - Trial (!) - Lower Sceptre - Upper Sceptre - Dominus - Aqueduct - Highgate"

Act 4



  • "Dried Lake - Voll (!) - DC/TP
  • Mines 1 - Mines 2 - Deshret's Spirit - Crystal Veins (!) - WP (3)
  • Crystal Veins - Daresso's Dream - Grand Arena - Daresso
  • Crystal Veins - Kaom's Dream - Kaom's Stronghold - Kaom - DC/TP
  • Crystal Veins - Dialla - Belly of the Beast 1 - Belly of the Beast 2 - Bowels of the Beast - Piety (!) - Harvest - WP
  • Harvest - 3 Guardians - Black Core - Malachai - DC/TP"

Act 5



  • "Ascent (!) - Oriath Portal - WP - Overseer Crow - Overseer's Tower
  • Control Blocks - Supplies - Justicar Casticus - Oriath Square - WP
  • Oriath Square - Templar Courts - Chamber of Innocence (!) - WP - High Templar Avarius - DC/TP
  • Chamber of Innocence - Torched Courts - Ruined Square - WP - Kill Utula - Reliquary (!) - Kitava's Torments - DC/TP
  • Ruined Square - Ossuary (!) - Sign of Purity - DC/TP
  • Ruined Square - Cathedral Rooftop - Cathedral Apex - Kitava - Wraeclast"

Act 6



  • "Twilight Strand - Buy missing gems
  • Coast - WP - Mud Flats - Forgotten Warrior - Nessa - Karui Fortress - Tukohama's Keep - Tukohama (!) - Ridge - WP
  • Ridge - Lower Prison (!) - WP - Trial - Shavronne's Tower - Prison Rooftop
  • Shavronne - Warden's Chambers (!) - Prisoner's Gate - WP
  • Prisoner's Gate - Valley of the Fire Drinker - Abberath - Gloven Pass - Valley of the Fire Drinker - Abberath - DC/TP
  • Prisoner's Gate - Western Forest (!) - WP - Riverways - WP - Wetlands - Spawning Grounds - Puppet Mistress - DC/TP
  • Riverways - Southern Forest - WP - Cavern of Anger - Beacon (!) - WP - Beacon - Brine King's Reef
  • Brine King's Throne - Brine King - Act 7"

Act 7



  • "Broken Bridge - Crossroads - WP - Fellshrine Ruins (E) - Crypt (!) - WP - Trial/Maligaro's Map - DC/TP
  • Crossroads - Chamber of Sins 1 (W) (!) - WP - Map Device - Maligaro's Map
  • Maligaro - Chamber of Sins 1 - Chamber of Sins 2 - Trial (!) - Den - Ashen Fields
  • Fortress Encampment - Greust - Northern Forest - WP (4)
  • Northern Forest - Dread Thicket (!) - Fireflies - Den Despair - Gruthkul - DC/TP
  • Northern Forest - Causeway (!) - Kishara's Star - Vaal City - WP
  • Vaal City - Temple of Decay 1 - Temple of Decay 2 (!) - Arakaali's Web - Arakaali - Sarn Ramparts - WP - Sarn Encampment"

Act 8



  • "Toxic Conduits - Doedre's Cesspool (!) - Loose Crate - Doedre the Vile - Sewer Outlet - WP
  • Sewer Outlet - Quay - Ankh of Eternity - Resurrection Site - Tolman - Grain Gate - WP
  • Grain Gate - Gemling Legionnaires - Imperial Fields - WP - Solaris Temple 1 - WP - Solaris Temple 2 - Dawn (!) -
  • Solaris Concourse - Harbour Bridge - Lunaris Concourse - WP - Lunaris Temple 1 - Lunaris Temple 2 - Dusk (!) - DC/TP
  • Lunaris Concourse - Bath House - Trial (!) - High Gardens - Pool of Terror - Yugul - DC/TP
  • Lunaris Concourse - Harbour Bridge - Sky Shrine - Solaris & Lunar - Blood Aqueduct - Highgate"

Act 9



  • "Toxic Conduits - Doedre's Cesspool (!) - Loose Crate - Doedre the Vile - Sewer Outlet - WP
  • Sewer Outlet - Quay - Ankh of Eternity - Resurrection Site - Tolman - Grain Gate - WP
  • Grain Gate - Gemling Legionnaires - Imperial Fields - WP - Solaris Temple 1 - WP - Solaris Temple 2 - Dawn (!) -
  • Solaris Concourse - Harbour Bridge - Lunaris Concourse - WP - Lunaris Temple 1 - Lunaris Temple 2 - Dusk (!) - DC/TP
  • Lunaris Concourse - Bath House - Trial (!) - High Gardens - Pool of Terror - Yugul - DC/TP
  • Lunaris Concourse - Harbour Bridge - Sky Shrine - Solaris & Lunar - Blood Aqueduct - Highgate"

Act 10



  • "Cathedral Rooftop - Kitava's Cultists - Ravaged Square - WP (N) - Torched Courts
  • Desecrated Chambers (!) - Sanctum of Innocence - Avarius - DC/TP
  • Ravaged Square - Control Blocks - Vilenta - DC/TP
  • Ravaged Square - Ossuary (!) - Bone Pits - Trial - Lab - DC/TP
  • Ravaged Square - Innocence - Canals - Feeding Through (!) - Kitava - DC/TP (!)(2)"

Written by Zanza.


Game:   Path of Exile