Age of Conan - Hyborian Adventures
blur May 21, 2013 @ 8:11am
Leveling guide 1-80
Table of Contents:
Tips
Class
Items and Gear
Looting Vs Not Looting
Level 1-20
Level 20-40
Level 40-60
Level 60-80
List of Solo Dungeons

Tips
1) Both questing and grinding are viable options for experience in Age of Conan. In the start questing will be more efficient, but as you level you can choose what you want to do.
2) Gear up every 20 or 10 levels if you can.
3) Get a lot of potions if you can afford them
4) Every 4 days a offline level will be added to your account. These are levels you can spend to level up a character. These are wise to save until at least level 70.
5) If you plan on grinding solo, start a AOE class, these are a lot faster when it comes to grinding.
6) Use the World Map to see where you can level. It has level information.

Class
Class : Picking the right class is crutial if your plan is to level as fast as possible. Here is a short overview of the different classes.

Assassin: The assassin is not the best solo class, but can do ok in most cases. They have low armor and can’t take on many mobs at once.
Soloability: Fair Leveling Speed: Slow

Barbarian: High DPS and Good survivability makes the Barbarian a good choice for soloing if you like dps classes.
Soloability: Good Leveling Speed: Fast

Bear Shaman: Very High Survivability , good DPS and heals.
Soloability: Good Leveling Speed: Fair

Conqueror: Perhaps the best of the Melee Classes at soloing. Very high survivability but may be slow at times.
Soloability: Very Good Leveling Speed: Fast

Dark Templar: Good survivability and good DPS. But not the fastest leveler.
Soloability: Good Leveling Speed: Fair

Demonologist: Good DPS and can deal with multiple mobs with ease.
Soloability: Good Leveling Speed: Fast

Guardian: With a Polearm the Guardian’s DPS will be decent and they have high survivability.
Soloability: Fair Leveling Speed: Fair

Herald of Xotli: The HoX is also easy to level and has good DPS. A bit low survivability.
Soloability: Good Leveling Speed: Good

Necromancer: Very fast leveler and easy to learn to play. Good against multiple mobs.
Soloability: Very Good Leveling Speed: Fast

Priest of Mitra: Easy to play and a very good healer. Abit low on the dps makes for slower leveling.
Soloability: Fair Leveling Speed: Fair
Ranger: Same as Assassin. Dps will be focused on one target and little AOE, so this makes for some slower leveling.
Soloability: Fair Leveling Speed: Slow
Tempest of Set: Very powerful class, and is often said to be the best solo class in the game. The ToS is a fairly complex class to play but when done right they are very good.
Soloability: Very Good Leveling Speed: Fast

Items and Gear:
Most weapons and equipment you will need you will get through questing and drops. If you have a high level character you can always send over a few gold to the new character for gear but this is not needed. You can also get gear through the item shop but this can be costly so in most cases I would stick with the gear I get through drops. If you feel under geared, find a group and hit up some instances.
There are some other items of interest that can be useful to level faster though.
- The Ring of Acheron can be acquired by either buying the collector’s edition of the game or buying it in the item shop for 1100 Funcom Points. It will give you 2% extra experience.
- Experience Potions can also be purchased in the item shop, these will boost your xp for several hours and can be worth looking into.
- Always pick up a lot of potions.

To loot or not to loot:
This is a matter of preference but a lot of the time a prefer not to loot when leveling to save time. A few factors play into this, if this is an alt I’m leveling my main will probably have gold and I won’t need the stuff I will be looting until I’m in the endgame part of the game. So most of the time I will not be looting mobs to save time.

This is really just a personal preference and both are viable options. Some people like grinding others like to quest. Which one is faster is really hard to tell and it all depends on class, gear, and player skill. Do whatever suits you.
Level 1-20
Level 1-5: Tutorial
The first five levels are very quick and will be done in about 10 minutes in the tutorial. Just follow the instructions and plow through the enemies.

Level 6-20 : Tortage
Tortage is the starting area of Age of Conan. It is a lot of fun the first time around but can be a pain doing it the second or third time. Basically just follow the questlines and you should be level 20 in no time.

Level 20-40

After leaving Tortage you will end up in a city depending on your race.
Stygians start in Khemi.
Aquilonians start in Old Tarantia.
Cimmerians start in Conarch Village.
To travel between these areas:
Khemi to Old Tarantia: Talk to the NPC on the Northeastern docks.
Conarch Village to Tarantia: Talk to the Wagoneer.
Old Tarantia to Khemi: Talk to the NPC on the Northwestern docks.
Old Tarantia to Conarch Village: Wagoneer on the road through the southwestern gate,
You can pick up quests and complete quests in all these zones, that will lead to follow up quests in Conal’s Valley, Khopesh Province and Wild Land of Zelata. Doing these quests usually involves running around from city to city delivering things and will net you 2-3 levels.
You can now do quests in either of these zones. Usually it is best to switch a bit between questing in all three of them.
Grind Spots:
Level 20 : Picts in Tortage
Level 25 : Vanir in Connal’s Valley
Level 30 : Nemedian Soldiers in Wild Lands

Level 40-60

When you have completed the quests in all these zones you should be level 40, if not you can grind out the next levels until you are or just continue on. You will now be able to get a mount, something that help cutting travel time and will help you level quicker. You should also pick up some potions.
At level 40 you have two zones that will become available. Tarantia Noble District and Fields of The Dead. Do all the quests in these zones and you’ll be around level 50.
Do quests and grind in these zones until around level 50.
You should now start doing the Villa’s in Tarantia Noble District. These are instances with repeatable solo quests. There are 4 Villa’s, that you can do every 4-5 hours. These give good XP and they scale with your level.
The 4 Villas are:
Villa Amiel – Villa Camilus – Villa Lentulus – Villa Verde
Combine doing quests in Eglophian Mountains and Ymirs Pass with the Villas. You should be able to reach level 60 with little to no grinding this way.
Grind Spots :
Level 40 : Vanir in Fields of the Dead
Level 45 : Haunted Forest
Level 55 : Vanir Camp past the Mountain Hunting Lodge
Level 55 : Cannibal Caves in Eigolophian Mountains

Level 60-80

The main zones for leveling 60-70 is Thunder River and Atzels Approach, do quests here until around level 70.
Grinding also start being very viable at these levels and you can level just as fast or faster by grinding.
When you’ve finished in Thunder River and Atzels Approach move on to Kheshatta. This is where you will stay until level 80.
If you have offline levels, use them now.
Do quests in Kheshatta along with group content and Villas until level 80.
Grinding Spots:
Level 60 : Various Vanir Camps in Atzel’s Approach
Level 60 : “The Wagon” in Atzels Approach
Level 70 : Cohort Camp in Kheshatta
Level 75 : Death Master Camps in Keshatta
Grats in dinging 80, hope you found this guide helpful!

Solo Dungeons
Coastal Cave
Levels: 10-15
Located: City of Tortage
Tortage Underhalls
Levels: 10-20
Located: City of Tortage
Mausoleum
Levels: 15-20
Located: White Sands
Bubshur House
Levels: 20-25
Located: Khopshef’s Province
Abandoned Smuggler Tunnels
Levels: 23-29
Located: Wild Lands of Zelata
The Maze
Levels: 27-29
Located: Wild Lands of Zelata
Spider Caverns
Levels: 28-30
Located: Conall’s Valley
Border Range
Levels: 32-34
Located: Wild Lands of Zelata
Outflow Tunnels
Levels: 35-37
Located: Old Tarantia
Pyramid of the Ancients
Levels: 36-37
Located: Khopshef’s Province
Treasury of the Ancients
Levels: 38-40
Located: Khopshef’s Province
Noble Villas
Levels: 40-80
Located: Tarantia Noble District
-Amiel
-Camillus
-Lentulus
-Verde
-Paetus
Cannibal Cave
Levels: 55-56
Located: Eiglophian Mountains
Attilius Mansion
Levels: 75-80
Located: Tarantia Commons
The Slaughterhouse Cellar
Levels: 78-80
Located: Thunder River