Reaching level 50 in Lost Ark is an easy task by itself. In this guide, we’ll show you how to optimize it even further.
First of all, we’ll talk about the quest types you’ll encounter during your leveling, then which ones you should focus on.
|Main: This is the main questline and must be completed in order to finish the leveling process. Once you unlock ship traveling they turn into the blue icon.|
|Purple: These quests are usually tutorial quests and give permanent stat bonuses or skill points.|
|Questlines: a few chained quests you have to complete which sometimes gives unique rewards.|
|Secondary Quests: These are completely optional and don’t give any kind of unique reward.|
|Red Quests: Red quests are random and have a timer, they give a bunch of XP on completion.|
|Rapport/Affinity: These are specific to an NPC and can be completed at any time.|
Fastest Leveling Path – About 12-13 hours
If you’d like to experience the endgame beforehand or you’ve already played Lost Ark before this is the best path for you. For this way, you should only do the Main Quests, which are required to progress, the Purple Quests, which are also important because they give unique rewards, and the Red Quests, as they give a good amount of XP, I suggest as well doing Questlines, they don’t take much time and usually give unique rewards.
Once you unlock Ship Traveling, the game suggests you take the Tortoyk > Anikka > Arthetine route. Personally, I find the Tortoyk storyline a bit boring, and I find that finishing Arthetine first and then Anikka and Tortoyk makes the leveling process quick and enjoyable.
This path is also much more challenging as you may find yourself underleveled in many situations. You might want to focus your skill points on a few skills and spam them, or if you feel overwhelmed try to follow the original route.
Once you’ve finished all of those zones you’ll have to go to North Vern.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Before going to North Vern you need to be about level 49.6. If not, you should complete any purple quests you are missing or return to Arthetine and complete some secondary quests.
In the end, it won’t matter if you rush it or take it slow because I’m sure we’ll all enjoy Lost Ark’s fantastic gameplay and story. If you have other leveling tips that you’d like to share with us you can leave them in the comments below. Have a good day!