As we get ever nearer to the beginning of Diablo 4’s first season, Season of the Evil, hardcore avid gamers are seemingly channeling all their expertise into producing guides on one of the best and best methods to grind.
With everybody having to create new characters to stage up within the Season 1 battle cross and check out seasonal content material, there’s one thing of an unstated race to see how successfully you possibly can sort out the primary few hours and the way rapidly you possibly can unlock the battle cross tiers.
We just lately coated this map with all of the facet quests that result in dungeons, which itself is a superb supply of Renown. In the present day we now have an much more spectacular quantity of knowledge, courtesy of content material creator Drybear.
Drybear examined all 115 dungeons and 15 strongholds in Diablo 4 to find out which of them are greatest fitted to leveling up rapidly (for each solo and get together gamers), in addition to which of them grant essentially the most XP. There are a number of elements that decide how a lot XP a dungeon/stronghold gives, together with the density of mobs and elites and the way rapidly you possibly can clear them.
The content material creator discovered that one of the best ways to achieve XP/stage up is to struggle enemies which are three ranges greater than you. In different phrases, essentially the most environment friendly technique to earn XP is to focus on dungeons and strongholds once you’re three ranges under their minimal (there’s additionally a grasp checklist with all of the related data).
This additionally applies to Nightmare Dungeons, though the calculation is barely completely different. In that case, you need your character’s stage to be 51 factors under that of the dungeon, which equals three ranges.
All that work has introduced us this detailed, but easy to learn checklist. As you possibly can see, there are devoted sections not just for gamers leveling up, but additionally for future XP grinding as soon as the primary few ranges are accomplished. The checklist additionally acknowledges solo and group leveling, which is nice for solo gamers as many XP guides are inclined to assume you might have at the very least one different participant close by.
When Season of the Evil One begins on July 20 (assuming you have already accomplished the whole lot on this checklist to organize), you will must observe the leveling sections of that checklist to get into the extent 50+ zone as rapidly as doable. From there, it is all about optimizing your time versus XP acquire in relation to the dungeons and strongholds you resolve to grind.
As for the way Drybear arrived at these outcomes, they examined with a stage 100 character to keep away from altering enemy stage or character properties throughout testing. Outcomes don’t embrace shrines, occasions, Treasure Goblins, or Butcher encounters. In different phrases, the numbers solely have in mind the principle mobs in a given dungeon/maintain.
As immensely useful as this checklist is, let’s hope at this time’s huge Diablo 4 patch would not mess with the density of enemies in these dungeons and strongholds, or make different adjustments to XP acquire that would make it partially or utterly ineffective.