After measuring my exp/hour for a bit i see that in normal runs of festering/leorics to 5NV -> Fields -> Weeping I do around 85m exp hour, farming on MP9 without hellfire or ruby. If i get a crypt i can get up to around 95-100?
Whats your guys exp hour like? Being a father of two I cant spend as much time as I'd like farming, and havent had much chance to test; do you think it would be better to nerf myself with a crappy hellfire and a ruby and go lower MP? My stats are:
This isn't based on any real data, but I'm pretty sure that playing the highest MP you can (effectively/ quickly) play is more worth it than lowering MP to use crap +XP items. Also your xp/ hour is very good imo, but might be better at mp8 cause your DPS might be a bit low for clearing mp9 with 1 tick per monster. Do you kill Elites/ get stacks? How long does it take you per Elite?
Your rate is pretty good. I usually net around 100-130 with all classes besides the barb (which is about 50% higher).
If that's your buffed dps for archon, its a little low for mp9 efficiency. You can try a lower mp and calculate your rate there. HF rings arent as useful the higher mp you go as your base exp bonus will be higher. Give your follower a HF and Leoric's ring though. Post your skill set too, that can have an impact on efficient you're farming as well.
Hey guys, thanks for the replies, I'm trying mp8 now, need to do more runs but seems to net a bit more exp, my char sheet dps is 450.400k when buffed, spec is CM, CB, GC with pinpoint, blood magic, sparkflint, nova and lighting. I always do the same runs, NV to 5 then fields and weeping, faster killing, some fewer deaths seem to add to my exp hour compared to 9,
120-150M EXP solo is feasible on higher MP levels in standard Act I runs (usually with Decaying Crypt thrown in). That's essentially what all my serious paragon leveling wizard friends do (I went from 91 to 97 on my second wizard the past two days).
Absolutely nothing beats a full 4-man team on MP10, though. I strongly advised running with a team to speed things up. Using Archon with a typical Cyclone+EP monk and Bone Chill SNS wizard combo is my favorite. Doesn't matter what the final teammate runs. Usually it's another Archon wizard, Pestilence CoB WD or hybrid HotA barb.
"Absolutely nothing beats a full 4-man team on MP10, though"
unless you're a barb @_@
LOL so true. Thats one of the reasons I hate the barb, it forces me to play solo as I'm actually more efficient paragoning solo with him. The WW build is just not party friendly. I'm glad they're doing away with the permawrath/into the fray mechanic.
Absolutely nothing beats a full 4-man team on MP10, though.
Well, I wouldn't generalize this. There are some constraints: a well-working group (don't even try out public games), specs that work in groups (TR monk, WW barb can't join a WD and Archon wiz), and the entire group should have specs and gear for about the same MP level (Vaulting DHs are probably very fast but for lower MPs, while CMWW is not too fast but more suitable for higher MPs).
And 4 people who are capable of farming MP10 means you've got quite an elite group at your disposal... no one in my friends list is "farming" MP10.
To throw out a couple numbers, based on what I remember from the last time I examined it, I think I was getting about 100 mil xp per hour in fields doing a full clear with 5 NV. Decaying crypt was about 200 mil xp per hour. Weeping Hollow, I think it's called, was around 80, and gathering NV stacks in festering woods and manor usually netted me around 60 mil.
Again, that was MP9 with around 490k buffed dps using pinpoint barrier. I didn't have enough play time to test other configurations like MP8 vs MP10, scramble vs pinpoint vs shocking aspect, or anything else.
my wiz 145k dps what best route and mp would be for fast paragon exp? i don't really care about drop (i never got, and never get anything good) or anything else, just want to get faster to lvl100
currently doing mp10 Woods for stacks then Fields