Rift Leveling Tips
Note: This is part two of a 2-part article. To read part one, visit Rift Leveling Guide. In part 1, I revealed my top 2 tips for making questing faster. In this article, I will be going over how to earn the most experience points from Rifts, Invasions, PvP, and dungeons.
Rifts and Invasions
Rifts and Invasions are a double-edged sword for many players. On one hand, they can be the best form of experience points in the game, provide amazing loot rewards and faction points, and be a lot of fun!
However, at other times, you get practically nothing and earn almost no experience points. Many players unfortunately do not distinguish between the two situations.
Rift and Invasion EXP Mechanics
When doing a Rift or an Invasion, you get a small amount of experience points for killing the enemies in the wave and a large amount of experience points for completing the Invasion or level in the Rift. You also get a reward for each invasion or level of a Rift you clear.
As a result, the faster you can complete invasions and rifts, the more experience you will earn. This means that both of these events are best done with very large groups and a large number of enemies.
If you are chasing Rifts and trying to solo them, it will take you awhile to clear out each Rift. You will not earn a lot of experience from this as much time is lost in between moving from rift to rift and struggling as you try to clear waves.
Alternatively, imagine being in a 20-person public raid during an invasion event. You can clear 10 Rifts or 30+ invasions in an hour’s time and earn massive amounts of experience points, reputation, and rewards.
It is my recommendation to avoid Rifts and single-enemy invasions unless you happen to be passing by them on the way to a quest and there are already players there. Do not try to solo rifts and do not “rift chase” during groups – unless of course you are doing it for the fun of it.
Also, one of the best Rift leveling tips to remember is that invasions rapidly drop off in the amount of XP they reward if you are above their level.
You should always try to seek out Rifts at or slightly above your level to do in groups. These by far provide the best XP. Once you out-level the zone, rift events in that zone provide little reward.
If you enjoy PvP, note that there are PvP dailies you can do each day which provide a good amount of experience points. Even if you do not like PvP but just want to level quickly, you should consider this among the top Rift leveling tips.
The truth is that PvP itself does provide a decent amount of experience points (less than questing, but still good) and when combined with the daily quest(s) the amount of XP you earn is quite significant.
Once you hit level 17, players have the option to access a variety of dungeons in the game. These dungeons are for 5-man groups and feature powerful enemies who drop good rewards.
When it comes to Rift leveling tips, there are a few things to consider. First off, when you do a dungeon for the first time, there are generally a few quests you can get which make it very worthwhile.
For example, Realm of the Fae (Ascended) has three quests associated with it, one of which provides a great weapon reward. While it may take you 30 or 45 minutes to run through, you can get a full level between XP from the monsters and the quests.
As a result, you always want to run each dungeon one time in order to complete the quests. Dungeons can also be a good source of faction if you are close to reaching the next level of faction.
With that said, doing dungeons repeatedly for loot (prior to 50) is a waste of time. When you are leveling up, you are going so fast that you are constantly replacing your gear. Do not waste your time going over the same dungeon repeatedly hoping for a drop.
Rift Leveling Tips Conclusion
To sum up all of the Rift leveling tips into a few bullet points:
- Do your PvP daily quest each day (unless for some reason your faction never wins)
- Participate in Rifts and Invasions when convenient (passing by while questing) or during events
- Do each Dungeon one time in order to complete your quests
- Quest during all other times
By following these Rift game leveling tips, you can be certain that your leveling speed will be as fast as possible.
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