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Question - 100-120 Path (1 Viewer)

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I was hoping to get some suggestions as to a quicker path to get toons to 120 after heroic them to 100. Their armor at 100 is crap so I couldn't even do Goblins and Fools until I got them to 106 in FM and some better armor. At 110 I took them to GMM to /grind but the xp is super slow. I was able to camp a couple of the named in Cobalt Scar but I was dying more than I was not so it got annoying. Currently the group is WAR/SHM/ENC/MAG/MAG/NEC
 

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broadly - dark blue kills per hour is going to be your best bet - ToV has less hps than CoV, so start somewhere like GD versus cobalt scar imo (unless you're trying to get type 5s

once you hit 113.5% you can do the 4 ToV missions and that will take you to 115 --- I dunno if these are f2p (non 120) toons or not.

110 you can wear the tov t1 gear which is very good
115 you can wear the tol t1 gear which is very good

if you haven't already gotten your shm epic and rez stick, you are definitely going to want to get those. the nec helps having a rez, but rez stick is a strong need/want --- shm 2.0 is non-negotiable, get it.

the merc/partisan quest lines are very good - you should
 
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Epics, check. Rez stick, check. I have them in tov t1, and that's how they manage GMM. The mobs at GMM are dark blue/white and give about .2% a kill. Do you think GD may give better xp? I will def work on the missions as soon as I can.

I was hoping there was some kind of secret sauce because I plan on starting 2 more groups, but with the current strat getting them to 120 will take a minute
 

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Epics, check. Rez stick, check. I have them in tov t1, and that's how they manage GMM. The mobs at GMM are dark blue/white and give about .2% a kill. Do you think GD may give better xp? I will def work on the missions as soon as I can.

I was hoping there was some kind of secret sauce because I plan on starting 2 more groups, but with the current strat getting them to 120 will take a minute
things take time

consistent kills per hour unless you're going to do progression - interruptions or downtime or deaths will significantly interrupt progress

make sure you're doing overseer too - that is several % a day for each toon
 
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Epics, check. Rez stick, check. I have them in tov t1, and that's how they manage GMM. The mobs at GMM are dark blue/white and give about .2% a kill. Do you think GD may give better xp? I will def work on the missions as soon as I can.

I was hoping there was some kind of secret sauce because I plan on starting 2 more groups, but with the current strat getting them to 120 will take a minute
Even in ToV T1 at 110, GD is dicey until you get some 7/8 AC augs. Once you have some augs in your Tank gear, then GD opens up as viable. You still get decent exp at those camps. Chardok, Gorowyn, etc. It does help with the ENC in the group too. There are a few pulls where 5 can appear in the grind and ENC lockdown really helps.
I had to blow full defensive in 1st pull at 110 until I had augs.

This will get you to 113.5, then ToV progression finishes the job. Get full ToL T1, and then the Shei grind can take you to 120.
 

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If you are having trouble you might at least do progression through EoK. You will level as you go, get augs, buff clickies, and end up much stronger. Without progression done you are likely to have a rough time at max level content.
 
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I think that is the key there, progression. I skipped EoK thinking but more and more I am seeing it is important
You get better exp killing much faster in EOK than you will will in TOV initially. This is especially true on headshot/assassinatable mobs in EOK that simply dont exist in TOV.
TOV Merc/Partisans combined get you almost as much exp as the missions do.
I would personally recommend - EOK to 111 Merc/partisans to 113 or 113.5 and do TOV missions. If you have the ability to have someone do the missions for you and get credit for them at any time through TOL I would modify my approach. EOK to 112/113 TOV merc/partisans to 115 TOV missions TOL missions TOL merc/partisans to 120. Throw in some overseer every chance along the way.
Double exp times are a great time to do the missions. You can go from 107 or 108 to 113 on just the TOV missions. Add in TOL missions and it will bump you to 116 or 117.
 
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I'm kind of in this struggle as well. The slowdown from 90-110 as I try to PL a big crew has gotten to me after being spoiled with earlier levels. FM is fine but often crowded on my server so I get skeeved out by it and I like sathir's too but I'm always paranoid since it's a known automater spot. Some rogue came by SOS the other day (I only saw them on my map) and maybe was innocently just picking up collections, but since they seemed to just stand in place for a while my paranoia took over and I thought they were watching me so I logged out. I'm thinking I might try KorSha (Gates or Lab) or Droga, as there doesn't seem to be anyone there ever I just need to find a good camp for PLing.
 
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I'm kind of in this struggle as well. The slowdown from 90-110 as I try to PL a big crew has gotten to me after being spoiled with earlier levels. FM is fine but often crowded on my server so I get skeeved out by it and I like sathir's too but I'm always paranoid since it's a known automater spot. Some rogue came by SOS the other day (I only saw them on my map) and maybe was innocently just picking up collections, but since they seemed to just stand in place for a while my paranoia took over and I thought they were watching me so I logged out. I'm thinking I might try KorSha (Gates or Lab) or Droga, as there doesn't seem to be anyone there ever I just need to find a good camp for PLing.
Getting even one character to TOV snowbound gear and 112 or so will make pling anything in EOK to that level pretty easy.
 
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Made a heroic 100 Necro. Did one Griklar mission with her, 10 mins and had a 103 necro.! Got harder after that, hehe.
You can go from 100 to 110 with just the 4 tov missions. BUT if you do that then you have to grind the exp from 110 to 115 which is a bit harder to do efficiently. Unless you do the missions during xp bonus in which case it makes a lot of sense to do them earlier.
 
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I didn't see anyone pointing out the importance of AA's....If you go straight XP to 120 like I did, you're going to regret it. Get a few of the type 7 AC augs for your tank then grind some AA. Mq2Grind is an awesome tool to expedite both AA and reg XP.
 

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depending on your server population i would suggest the chardok off scorched woods to say 103-105 than and i konw it sucks but frontier mtns is pure easy button mode to 110 ... than gorowyn to 112 ... being undergeared on a heroic your best bet is to stay below TBL in my opinion once your 112 the gmm grind to 113 is still decent OR if you can do the prog for the stratos tbl grind mission its also a good one to 113. than do your tov and cov missions to 115-116 /// and than grind again in the GD mission to 117 and than voila ToL prog to 120. and also like @Oldman66 says stop to smell the AA roses a bit every couple levels. slow and steady gets the worm
 

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There are three expansions on the 100 -105 range.
The Darkened Sea, Broken mirror and Empires of Kunark.
I started the darkened sea progression assuming the mobs would be easier.
But any of those would do.
 
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Even in ToV T1 at 110, GD is dicey until you get some 7/8 AC augs. Once you have some augs in your Tank gear, then GD opens up as viable. You still get decent exp at those camps. Chardok, Gorowyn, etc. It does help with the ENC in the group too. There are a few pulls where 5 can appear in the grind and ENC lockdown really helps.
I had to blow full defensive in 1st pull at 110 until I had augs.

This will get you to 113.5, then ToV progression finishes the job. Get full ToL T1, and then the Shei grind can take you to 120.
I just realized you said "Shei grind can take you to 120". How in the planet you manage to do Shei grind before 120?? I highly doubt the shaman could handle the healing there. He has troubles keeping up the WAR alive. Maybe I need to focus on getting them all augs before even trying that
 
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The mobs at GMM are dark blue/white and give about .2% a kill. Do you think GD may give better xp?

For reference on that exp, at 115-120, straight grinding out DB mobs in TOV/COV/TOL 1-2 levels below me were giving ~.056%-.063%/kill.

I usually use the old expac for +2 levels over its level range (e.g. T2 ROS or T1 TBL to 112, TOV to 117) before moving on because better exp/time ratio. What level are your guys at now, 2 weeks later?
 
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I decided to slow down to get the Djann's Veil. I think at this point I will probably do Icebound Avatar or Restless Assault and see if I survive those. Oh sorry, I am at 115
 
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I personally always just tried camping augs/equipment/chase items that I needed to improve my toons cause before long always feels like XP/AA are maxed out and then your camping for these items with no XP reward minus burning Glyphs lol.
 
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I just realized you said "Shei grind can take you to 120". How in the planet you manage to do Shei grind before 120?? I highly doubt the shaman could handle the healing there. He has troubles keeping up the WAR alive. Maybe I need to focus on getting them all augs before even trying that
Because I did everything else beforehand. I farmed augs. I farmed AA's. I did my best to go for BIS gear (within reason). I was in full CoV T3 gear on all toons. I ran with SHD,CLR,BRD,BST,BER,ROG as my SHM could not keep up. The CLR was a night and day difference over the SHM and I went back to SHM after I was full ToL T3.
 

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