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 Everquest Zone Leveling Guide

This guide covers zones up to Omens of War.

How this guide works:

Player Level refers to the “sweet spot” level range for the player to both gain good experience while still being able to be effective (landing spells/melee) This doesn’t mean you must be between this level range. A lot of factors can go into a group or solo play. These are just what I would consider ideal level ranges.

Some zones are listed more than once. This is because some zones have more than one level range. You can click the associated Map to find the leveling area that applies to you.

Zone is simply where you go. They are broken up per Expansion/Continent. Cities and raid zones are excluded from the list.

Rating is how I rate the zone as a place to gain experience. This is on a 5 point scale with 1 being the worst and 5 being the best.

Map provides a link to the Map of each zone. The maps show the average levels of the mobs in each area of the zone. Some maps may have a yellow star on them. This indicates an exceptional area to exp. Not all great areas are marked, but if you do see a star it will be a good spot. Rating is the main thing you’ll want to go by. Areas marked on maps do not consider named mobs as part of the level range, typically named will be higher.

This page is quite large so I recommended you zoom your browser out if you want to see more of the list at once (Ctrl + Mouse Wheel).

 

Classic – Antonica

Player Level Zone Rating Map
1 – 2 Everfrost Peaks Map
1 – 3 North Qeynos Map
1 – 3 West Freeport Map
1 -5 Rathe Mountains Map
1 – 6 Qeynos Hills Map
1 – 9 Feerrott Map
1 – 6 Innothule Swamp Map
1 – 10 Misty Thicket Map
1 – 11 Nektulos Forest Map
1 – 11 North Ro Map
4 – 11 West Karana Map
4 – 12 Blackburrow Map
5 – 10 Kithicor Forest (Day) Map
6 – 9 Everfrost Peaks Map
6 – 16 Befallen Map
6 – 12 Commonlands Map
7 – 11 North Karana Map
8 – 17 South Ro Map
8 – 20 East Karana Map
9 – 16 Lake Rathetear Map
10 – 17 Lavastorm Mountains Map
10 – 24 Runnyeye Map
11 – 20 Najena Map
12 – 17 Rathe Mountains Map
12 – 18 Gorge of King Xorbb Map
14 – 23 Permafrost Keep Map
15 – 30 South Karana Map
16 – 28 Upper Guk Map
20 – 26 Highpass Hold Map
20 – 30 Solusek’s Eye (SolA) Map
24 – 31 Feerrott Map
26 – 30 Highpass Keep Map
28 – 43 Lower Guk Map
30 – 37 Kithicor Forest (Night) Map
32 – 37 Rathe Mountains Map
35 – 48 Nagafen’s Lair (SolB) Map
53 – 62 Caverns of Exile (SolC) Map
55 – 60 Temple of Cazic-Thule (Revamp) Map
65 – 70
 Splitpaw (Revamp)
Map

 

Classic – Faydwer

Player Level Zone Rating Map
1 – 8 Butcherblock Map
1 – 10 Greater Faydark Map
1 – 11 Steamfont Mountains Map
5 – 13 Clan Crushbone Map
8 – 13 Lesser Faydark Map
10 – 27 Ocean of Tears Map
11 – 31 Estate of Unrest Map
18 – 23 Dagnor’s Cauldron Map
21 – 35 Castle Mistmoore Map
38 – 45 Kedge Keep Map
41 – 48 Ocean of Tears Map

Classic – Odus

Player Level Zone Rating Map
1 – 3 Paineel Map
1 – 8 Toxxulia Forest
Map
4 – 18
The Warrens
Map
7 – 12 Erud’s Crossing Map
14 – 21 Toxxulia Forest Map
14 – 28
Stronebrunt Mountians
Map
38 – 60
The Hole Map

Kunark

Player Level Zone Rating Map
1 – 15 Field of Bone
Map
1 – 15 Lake of Ill Omen
Map
1 – 15
Swamp of No Hope
Map
7 – 18 Kurn’s Tower
Map
14 – 20 Lake of Ill Omen Map
14 – 22 The Overthere
Map
14 – 21
Swamp of No Hope
Map
17 – 23
Timorous Deep Map
20 – 26 Warsliks Woods Map
20 – 28 Lake of Ill Omen Map
26 – 33 Crypt of Dalnir Map
27 – 32 Firiona Vie Map
27 – 33 Frontier Mountians Map
30 – 36 Kaesora Map
31 – 39 The Overthere Map
32 – 40 Dreadlands Map
32 – 41 Trakanon’s Teeth Map
32 – 39 Emerald Jungle Map
34 – 42 Timorous Deep Map
37 -46 Burning Woods Map
37 – 43 Mines of Nurga Map
37 – 48 City of Mist Map
41 – 51 Karnor’s Castle Map
42 – 52 Howling Stones
Map
43 – 51 Skyfire Mountians Map
44 – 52 Mines of Nurga Map
44 – 60 Chardok Map
45 – 62 Veksar Map
47 – 60 Old Sebilis Map
48 – 60 Temple of Droga (Revamped)
Map
52 – 60 Halls of Betrayal (Chardok B) Map

 

Velious

 

Player Level Zone Rating Map
27 – 35
Crystal Caverns
Map
27 – 37
Great Divide
Map
28 – 34
Iceclad Ocean
Map
28 – 40
Tower of Frozen Shadow
Map
33 – 44
Eastern Wastes
Map
34 – 52
Kael Drakkel
Map
38 – 50
Wakening Lands
Map
39 – 44 Cobalt Scar Map
44 – 60 Velketor’s Labrynth Map
48 – 56 Dragon Necropolis Map
52 – 60 Siren’s Grotto Map

 

Luclin

 

Player Level Zone Rating Map
1 – 6
Shadeweavers
Thicket
Map
7 – 21 Paludal Caverns
Map
15 – 20
Hollowshade Moor
Map
17 – 24
Netherbain Lair
Map
22 – 28 Twilight Sea
Map
22 – 29 Marus Seru
Map
25 – 32
Dawnshroud Peaks
Map
33 – 42
Grimling Forest
Map
33 – 42 Tenebrous Mountains
Map
34 – 38 Echo Caverns
Map
36 – 42 Mons Letalis
Map
38 – 43 Dawnshroud Peaks
Map
38 – 46 Scarlet Desert
Map
42 – 49 The Grey
Map
44 – 57 Acrylia Caverns Map
46 – 56 Maiden’s Eye Map
47 – 55 Sanctus Seru Map
49 – 60 The Deep Map
50 – 56 Fungus Grove Map
51 – 54 Akheva Ruins Map
52 -60 Grieg’s End Map
52 – 60 Ssraeshza Temple Map
55 – 60 Umbral Plains Map

 

Planes of Power

Planes of Power is unique due to a lot of the zones being locked behind the flagging system. The zones are also on different Tier difficulties, which means you’ll need to be of a certain gear level to kill effectively in each tier.

This guide assumes the following:

– Your group can kill effectively in the given zone
– You aren’t getting carried
– For Tier 2 or higher you are at minimum level 60
– For Tier 4 you are level 65
– “AA” tagged zones are among the better zones for AA grinding at level 65
– Generally, the higher tier the zone is the better experience bracket it’s in. For example, Valor and Water are both listed as 4 stars, but Water is a far better experience zone since it is Tier 4. Water also has a higher gear-check.

Player Level Zone Rating Map
Tier 1
50 – 56
Plane of Justice
Map
50 – 57
Plane of Innovation
Map
52 – 60
Plane of Disease
Map
52 – 62
Plane of Nightmare
Map
Tier 2
60 – 63
Plane of Torment
Map
60 – 64
Plane of Storms
Map
60 – 65, AA
Plane of Valor
Map
60 – 65, AA
Crypt of Decay
Map
Tier 3
60 – 65, AA
Plane of Tactics
Map
60 – 65
Halls of Honor
Map
60 – 65, AA
Bastion of Thunder
Map
65
Halls of Honor B
Map
65
Tower of Solusek Ro
Map
Tier 4
65
Plane of Air
Map
65 – 68, AA
Plane of Earth
Map
65
Plane of Earth B
Map
65 – 70, AA
Plane of Fire
Map
65 – 70, AA
Plane of Water Map

 

Lost Dungeons of Norrath

– Instanced Dungeons
– Scales from 20 to 65.
– Players should be within 10 levels of one another.
– Mobs level scale to average group level.
– There is normal and hard difficulty.

 

Legacy of Ykesha

Player Level Zone Rating Map
30 – 39
Gulf of Gunthak
Map
37 – 44
Dulak’s Harbor
Map
43 – 47
Torgiran Mines
Map
47 – 57
Crypt of Nadox Map
52 – 57 Torgiran Mines Map
52 – 58 Hate’s Fury Map

 

 

Gates of Discord

The difficulty in GoD goes up quite a bit over previous expansions. I advise against trying to level in GoD unless you are going from 65 – 70 after Omens of War is out or are grinding AA at 65. There are a lot better options in other expansions.

Player Level Zone Rating Map
23 – 28
Nedaria’s Landing
Map
45 – 55
Natimbi
Map
51 – 57
Qinimi
Map
54 – 60
Riwwi Map
65, AA Barindu Map
65, AA
Qvic Map
65 – 70, AA Ferubi Map
65 – 70, AA Kod’Taz Map
65 – 70, AA Tipt Map
65 – 70, AA Vxed Map
65 – 70, AA Yxtta Map

Omens of War

Omens of War is best for players 65 – 70. You can go to some zones sooner but they are not as optimal as other expasions.

Player Level Zone Rating Map
42 – 51
Dranik’s Scar
Map
52 – 59
Harbringer’s Spire
Map
53 – 60 The Bloodfields Map
60 – 67

Nobles’ Causeway

Map
63 – 67 Wall of Slaughter Map
65 – 70, AA Ruined City of Dranik
Map
67 – 70, AA
Muramite Proving Grounds
Map
69 – 70, AA
Riftseeker’s Sanctum
Map

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