sDN is going to raise the lvl cap to 40 with the upcoming new patch, which is coming soon. When I search on google, I find this awesome leveling guide from 32-40. I just re-post it here to help ppl who wanna level up smothly.
Required EXP for Lv32 to Lv40
= 7,033,000 exp
= 7,033,000 exp
= 7,173,000 exp
= 7,174,000 exp
= 7,317,000 exp
= 7,317,000 exp
= 7,579,000 exp
= 9,135,000 exp
Total EXP required to reach Lv40 from Lv32
= 59,761,000 exp
Where shall I start?
Firstly... for players who arent hardcore to grind to Lv40 in just a few hours...
Follow the storyline and accept all the quests you can get... including the commission board quests... party up with players (I believe there will be tons of parties around during the early days of cap release...) and run Abyss dungeons... pretty simple right...?
Wonderful Theme Park
Hessian Goblin Stage -
300 Goblin Warriors is limited to Lv31 and below only... for Lv32+ players... you get to kill 500 of them...! Be sure to do this as early level as possible... because the exp gained per kill will be decreased as you reach higher levels... (7 times limit per week / reset)
Orc Gim's Strike
- Orc Gim... Orc Kim... Orc Kreda... Landslide Krag... whatever it is called... this instance gives out good exp which is almost similar to Hessian Goblin Stage... but only the Boss will reward you with the exp... (7 times limit per week / reset)
You can choose to play these instances with empty ABP as it will still give you the bonus ABP exp...!
Grinding Dungeons/Commission Board Quests
OK hardcore grinders... this part is for YOU...!
Fortress of the Dark Overlord Army
- Average 3 to 4 mins per run with 4 man camping strategy - 189k exp repeat Master board quest
Dark Overlord Training Camp
- Average 4 to 5 mins per run - 221k exp repeat Master board quest
Dried Marissa Spring
- Average 3 to 4 mins per run with speed-running strategy - 158k exp repeat Master board quest
Alternatively... you can try out some of the new dungeons mentioned below that are quite short...
Main point of this is... whatever ways you use to level-up... try to get into parties of 4 to make full use of the ABP... it will definitely aid you in levelling...
Introduction to Level 32 - 40 Dungeons
Hey... if you are sick of looking at Dark Overlord Training Camp or Dark Overlord Tower over and over again... try out these dungeons for a refreshing play... some of them have things that you will never encounter before...!
Hermalte Port - Ruined Riverbanks Path
Imp Graveyard - Lv32+
A mazy map with lots of switches and portals(Same as Flooded Downstream Ruins) - Not Recommended
Ruins of Lost Time - Lv36+
Very interesting map as there is a "Past and Present" version... meaning you have to run it "twice" in a single dungeon run... - Not Recommended
Hermalte Port - Charter Ship
Forsaken Islet Center - Lv32+
This dungeon is just like an advanced version of Forsaken Islet... - Can consider under the same category of Forsaken Islet
Sunken Vessel - Lv34+
This is a dungeon that will require some "luck" to clear it as fast as possible... requires you to find 3 statues within a given time... you will have to re-do finding the statues again if you fail to clear it within the time limit... (I will have this as the prettiest boss encountered so far...) - Quite a short dungeon at this level but that's if you can get the statues fast
Captain Durrant Base - Lv38+
The level of the dungeon says it all... quite a difficult dungeon to clear and has 3 maps before Boss... - Not Recommended
Hermalte Port - Dark Mines Access
Crossroad of Death City - Lv34+
Same as Dark and Collapsed Mines... gather the bombs and blast the doors open... there are 2 Boss in this map though... Abyss Mode has 4 Boss... - Average runs and good exp from 4 Boss
Entrance to the Death City - Lv36+
An easy dungeon all the way till the Boss part where its a bit irritating... - Average runs
Tomb of the Nameless Tyrant - Lv38+
Again... the level says it all... difficult dungeon but can be run easily with full party... quite a short dungeon... (Fire Shadow Scream Boss...!) - Average runs
Foothills of Black Mountain - Lonely Forest Path
Explosive Forest Area - Lv36+
Almost similar map to Dried Marissa Spring... quite a short dungeon... (This Boss will show you his eyeball in the boss cut-scene... creepy...) - Average runs
Ghost Village in Gloomy Forest - Lv38+
Quite an ok dungeon in terms of distance... limited fighting space due to too many objects in the maps... - Average runs
Foothills of Black Mountain - Dark Overlord Gates
Dark Overlord Tower - Lv34+
An average dungeon... a little similar to Dark Overlord Training Camp... lots of mobs too... - Preferred runs to grind in parties of 4
- Dark Lair guide not included until FTG is implemented *to be updated
- Master and Disciple guide not included until the system arrives in DN SEA *to be updated
- Effective FTG usage guide not included until implemented *to be updated
Thanks Gradius (from DN SEA official forum) for this detailed leveling guide! This thread is credited to:
[Guide] Level 32 to 40 levelling guide + Introduction to the new dungeons
If you wanna find decent skill builds for lvl 40 cap of your character, check out the link below: