Level 1 to Paragon level 100 in 31 hours (no pre-prep)

  • #1
    Since there are many people trying to grind paragon levels nowadays, i gonna copy one of my threads over to this forum, which will show you the most efficient way to farm experience.

    Original thread can be found here: (contains alot more information) http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/10039054064?page=1




    Hey guys,

    Ever since the information
    about the global Paragon system get released, there haven't been much else to do in the game, other then leveling characters in preparation.

    So i thought i could share what i have been doing towards this goal.

    Route:

    1:The festering woods (for valor stacks)
    1.5: If we only got 2-3 stacks in woods, we go Leoric mansion for 1-2 stacks
    2: The Fields of Misery
    2.5: If The Decaying Crypt and/or Scavengers Den spawns, clear them out (always made sure we had 5 stacks before doing so)
    3: Repeat

    Doing this run with a geared group, you can gain 350-400 mil xp per hour on average
    Some "Pros" for doing this act1 run
    - You can get 5 stacks in Festering Woods very fast (sometimes even 6stacks: 2 elites in Crypts, 3 elites outside + 1 out of 2 random Events)
    - You can get +1 stack very easy in fields of misersy (random chest outside - "the old man" + chest in random dungeons)
    - You got a decent chance to find ether 'Scavengers Den' or "Decaying Crypt" (both are awesome for exp/hour)
    - All Mobs in fields are pretty fast (you can pull them all together with a wd using locust swarm - pestilence rune)
    - Inside the "Decaying Crypt" you can make all those female zobies double or even tripple spawn using locust swarm - pestilence rune (afik they spawn 3 3 2 1 zobies and yes they all give exp + loot)
    - 95 % of the Mobs (except trees and beastes myb will die to a decent stacked crit rend of 2 or 3 barb in a 4 man Party)
    - The map layout is always the same in fields (easy team coordination)

    Group composition: 3x WW/Rend barbs + 1x puller Which doctor
    Reasons for a WD
    - To kill elites to get to 5 stacks very fast (use fire bats + Voodoo+ Mass Confusion/hex 20%dps + Soj)
    - To lure all Mobs together in fields of misery using locust swarm - pestilence rune + place your Voodoo im big packs
    - To make all those female zobies in the decaying crypt double or even tripple spawn using locust swarm - pestilence rune

    Reason for barbs
    - To find all those elite outside the crypts in Festring Woods very fast ( barb is most effective due to perma Speed buffs)
    - To freez the elite with a cold soj while in festering woods (they wont run out of the wd's bat range that fast + mass dps)
    - To kill all the trash the wd lured together using rend with massive crit dmg and crit chance up to 93 %

    So onwards to the video showing how its done, and proof for my claim in title
    Diablo 3: Level 1 to Paragon level 100 in 34 hours, featuring a average 405mil xp per hour run @ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEyZKTq5-vk

    (showing gear and build at the end of the video)

    I picked this "only 3 stacks in woods" video to avoid the accusations for a cherry picked run.
    You can top out at over 450mil xp per hour in single runs, if you are lucky...

    I would also like to add that its even possible to do it quite a bit faster faster then 34 hours. I was playing mostly solo in the start, and that slowed me down.. I would guesstimate ~30 hours is possible with the right "know how" and group.

    If anyone have any comments or questions, feel free to ask :)
    Last edited by Det0x: 12/5/2013 1:40:42 PM
  • #2
    I would also like to add that its even possible to do it quite a bit faster faster then 34 hours. I was playing mostly solo in the start, and that slowed me down.. I would guesstimate ~30 hours is possible with the right "know how" and group.


    I have been leveling a new barb with especially this in mind, so all farming was done in group using the exact route and setup shown in first post...

    Sadly i missed my mark by 25min :( Guess i can blame nubtro for this failure, as i have been carrying him around for a few hours :P

    Official time: Level 1 to Paragon 100 in 31 hours and 24 mins.

    Screenshot: http://i.imgur.com/cZZgWNR.jpg

    Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPaofJymsyg

    Some statistics for my run:

    Total xp needed from Paragon level 1 to Paragon level 100 = 10,454,400,000 xp

    Total time used from level 1 to level 60 = ~1 hour and 45 mins

    Total time used from Paragon level 1 to Paragon level 100 = 29 hours and 39 min

    ~10400 mil xp / 29.5 hours = ~ 352 mil xp per hour including everytime (deaths, looting, repair, identifying, etc etc)

    Special thanks go out to "main" farming group: (no particular order)

    Which doctors.

    Akisto @ http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Akisto-1566/hero/31579655
    InSSoulrage @ http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/profile/inssoulrage-2760/hero/31308419
    MunQ @ http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/profile/MunQ-2808/hero/31740002
    Rob @ http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Rob-2628/hero/30437409

    Barbs.

    Heroman @ http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Heroman-2376/hero/31740595
    Tiiitou34 @ http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/profile/tiiitou34-2464/hero/31158196
    Crexus @ http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/profile/crexus-2518/hero/31365228
    Duus89 @ http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Duus89-1849/hero/31209624
    Masterbubbel @ http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/profile/masterbubbel-1262/hero/31395707
    Rob @ http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Rob-2628/hero/30835620
    Nubtro @ http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Nubtro-2147/hero/30382844
    Zaramos @ http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/profile/zaramos-2604/hero/31567660
    Zeratul @ http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Zeratul-2588/hero/31729196
  • #3
    Hey guys :)

    So as iam getting closer and closer to my goal of 10x paragon 100 barbs, i thought it could be time to update this thread alittle..

    Not much have changed in this run over the close to 3 months I've been farming xp, but there is mainly a difference in how we start our runs nowadays.

    Instead of just taking the chance on RNG, and hope for a Crypt spawn, we take a more active approach instead.

    As you can check fields if Crypt spawned in fields in merely ~10 seconds*, we all scout for it in each of our own game.

    First one that find Crypt invites the 3 other players, and we "resume normal operation", as explained in first post in this thread.

    One other thing other thing i would like to note, is that experience per hour gain is hugely dependent on the "pathing" of your puller WD. So its really important for the which doctor to know how to clear both Fields and Crypt efficiently. (in the video posted below you can checkout the route of one of the best puller WD's i know)

    In a group consisting of the same 3 barbs, the witch doctor can decide if your getting 350 or 450mil xp per hour by knowing where to go when..

    And again to avoid accusations of a cherry picked run, i will upload a video netting us over 500mil xp per hour, with only 4 stacks in woods and no xp shines

    Diablo 3: Advance group xp farm netting us over 500 mil xp per hour @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iz6iDupnwl0

    Since i was recording this run, i was only playing with 10-15 fps which made alittle hard to control to say at the least :)

    78.374491 mil xp in 9min and 20 sec -> 503.8 mil xp per hour
    This number actually rivals some of the pre-prep runs i have seen other people doing, which btw ain't efficient in (real) time used/ xp gained at all)

    Players seen in video:

    http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/profile/wesfeye-1142/hero/33165141 (Which doctor)
    http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Xiansai-2641/hero/33222107 (refreshing to see a doomhammer rend barb :)
    http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Crexus-2518/hero/33246495

    * = How Can I Find The Crypts *faster*? @ http://forums.d2jsp.org/topic.php?t=69196977&f=68
    Last edited by Det0x: 12/5/2013 1:44:52 PM
  • #4
    Is your avatar what you look like when you play diablo?
  • #6
    I at least found this interesting, if not more than a little infuriating. I'm currently Paragon 72 with my barb and wanted to try and hit the fabled 100 before RoS comes out, but it's mind numbing to think that while it's level 72, I'm effectively around half way through the exp required to hit 100 due to the curve. Seeing that you're doing 1-100 paragon in 30 hours is interesting to know that it IS possible to do it in a reasonable time frame and at least gives me a little hope.

    That is, until I realise you have two distinct advantages over me. The gear (no need to look, I remember seeing your uber speed kill videos...) and people to play with. Soloing MP8 ok at the moment, but I'm guessing that 4 player xp buff really helps, even when not trying to rush.

    Still, a very useful insight. Congrats on your achievement so far, and thanks for the kick in the pants I've needed to get into multiplayer games. I know what I'm going to be doing this weekend now!
    "It takes a man with real heart...to make beauty out of the stuff that makes us weep." - Clive Barker
  • #7
    The great GRIND is over, paragon 1000 barb! @ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xGiBwYu5bs

    This video was recorded mostly for showmanship, if you want to checkout how I really farmed experience:

    Diablo 3: Advance group xp farm netting us over 500 mil xp per hour @ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iz6iDu...

    Paragon farming guide @ http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topi...

    Songs used:
    Salt N Pepa - Push It (Techno Mix)
    Nightwish - Dark Chest of Wonders

  • #8
    I always like and smilehow people say it's easy to get X hunder million xp/h but almost always forgot about equipment. I myself have a decent gear but I was lucky a few time to get loot to trade in AH, then spent on whatI need and can afford. But only used gold AH. Most of these xp/h "masters" RMAH their godly items (or flip), and this way it's easy and everyone could do.

    No offense, but never forget about your equipment and how you got it.
  • #9
    hi mate!your gear is somethink crazy for me.
    myone is thistone: http://eu.battle.net/d3/it/profile/Alterego-2439/hero/28034413

    if i change some pices i can do mp10 but too slow for that i changed the helm for have more dps and now i'm farming mp7 in solo,and for me is the best way...can you doing some guide for people with a "normal" gear ^^

    thank's mate!
  • #10
    @DarkDreemer

    Who said it was easy to rack up high xp per hour numbers ?

    Nowhere in this thread is there any gear/MP requirements, it only show the most effective way to farm experience, both in ingame and "in real life" time.

    There are many clowns that spend ~ 10 minutes pre-prepping MP10 crypt and woods, and use 10 min clearing it, and it seems like this is thought to be the most effective way to paragon level, in the eyes of the "general public". Atleast by judging on the popularity.

    Its not.

    And now we are back to the meaning of this thread, to show that theres a more effective way to level. But it should go with saying, when you have lower damage output, you should play at a lower monster power level..

    A basic rule of thumb: You lower the MP until most white trash dies from 1 rend each of the 3 barbs.

    Just as explainedin the first post.


    - 95 % of the Mobs (except trees and beastes myb will die to a decent stacked crit rend of 2 or 3 barb in a 4 man Party)


    Ive had a few comments like yours in the "main thread" on the US forum. And it kinda seems like when "lesser geared" people cant reach the same xp/hour numbers as shown in the video. They get on the offensive and miss the whole point of the thread.. With comment exactly like the one you made here.

    But what did you really expect ? To be top on the board, setting "world records" left and right with low-end gear, in a gear-based game ?
    Last edited by Det0x: 12/29/2013 9:26:59 PM
  • #11


    Quote from Alterego


    hi mate!your gear is somethink crazy for me.
    myone is thistone: http://eu.battle.net/d3/it/profile/Alterego-2439/hero/28034413

    if i change some pices i can do mp10 but too slow for that i changed the helm for have more dps and now i'm farming mp7 in solo,and for me is the best way...can you doing some guide for people with a "normal" gear ^^

    thank's mate!


    HeyAlterego

    I took a quick look at your gear, and it seems like your at 1.74 APS buffed.

    This is 7% ias over the minimum 1.67 APS recommend rltw breakpoint, and 8% ias under the next breakpoint at 1.82 APS.

    This basically means that the 6% increased attack speed on your "Baleful boon" ring, does nothing for you. (Other than give you higher useless pDPS)

    If you have the opportunity, i you recommend you to swap out that ring with something that have more/higher "hard damage" modifiers. (str, cc and cd) On a dual wield build i would include average damage, but since your working a limited budget and using a 2handed skorn, i would view average damage as a luxury.

    Ive seen rare rings with ~100+ str, ~4 cc and ~40cd go for as low as 500k to 1mil gold (buyout), which would be a nice upgrade for you.

    If you play the waiting game, you can get lucky and get a ring with same or higher stats for as low as ~3000 gold. (bidding right before auction ends)
    Last edited by Det0x: 12/29/2013 9:49:34 PM
  • #12
    mate forgot my theater...you told me now the true with this post ^^

    if i have a low gear i need to play a low mp ^^
  • #13
    congrats for your achievement!

    one think i don't understand is why you left out Cemetery of the forsaken? I thought it was a good addition to the act1 route

    my playthings

    http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Spigias-1869/hero/33458351

    feel free to advice
  • #14
    Very well detailed explanation. I should really pull myself together and start doing this. I'm putting more time on PTR and it seems like a waste when i can be leveling up my paragon.

  • #15


    Quote from Jamoose


    Very well detailed explanation. I should really pull myself together and start doing this. I'm putting more time on PTR and it seems like a waste when i can be leveling up my paragon.


    Had the same thoughts but the PTR spoiled me. I just can't make myself play CM wizards and WW barbs again.
    Pietrak#2537 - changed my battle.tag just for you ;P
  • #16
    @Det0x:thx mate to take a look in my gear.i will check tha ah now for change something.
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