Welcome to Saint Heaven
2 things that you can do before the patch is out
- Leave some side quests completed but don’t talk to the NPC yet. This is provided if you did not clear all the side quests as of now. Once the patch is out, finish all the conversation and gain the initial exp. If the quest exp is negligible, you can just simply ignore it.
- Same as above but based on Guild Commission Board. Do Raider Ambush Point, Road of No Return, Churn Ruin, DMTI(spider), etc but don’t talk to the Board yet. If you are farming Sanctuary Core for instance, you can just complete the quest repeatedly but if you are going to stop running dungeons. Remember to leave the quest there. This technique is faster because you just have to talk to one NPC and you can complete several quest in one shot.
Assuming you did the 2 methods of what I mentioned earlier, you should already have a rough headstart. After collecting all the quests, you will be required to do the lv 24 dungeons. There will be 2 of them. Normally, people will farm Dark Ore Mountains (one of the lv 24 dungeons) for NPC gifts to the blacksmith to lower repair/enhancement fee.
[Technique 1]Now you need to try to reach lv26 first. As to whether completing quests or spam dungeons is faster, I don’t know but it wouldn’t take long since it is just 2 levels. The reason for lv26 is because of the requirement to take the commission board quest for the dungeon called Lone Island/Islet.
You will reach here when you exit through the south portal of Saint Heaven. The Lone Island/Islet entrance is at the bottom left of the picture above. This dungeon is just like DMTI, but the higher level version of it.
Reasons why Lone Island/Islet is good
- The map doesnt require you to go through portals like going through 1st stage, 2nd stage, etc. Saves time.
- Mobs are relatively easy. No skeletons that fall to the ground or ghouls. There are mobs that set traps but they are rather easy to notice and kill. But there are cannons in certain areas. Just finish them off fast and then proceed to the mobs. Or lure the mobs out of the cannon shooting area.
- Time required to clear is quite fast. Spamming this and completing commission board quests will be good.
There will be a spider queen inside. If you don’t care about the exp and you want to clear the dungeon asap, you can ignore it and proceed on without affecting the dungeon completion. There will also be another cave after this on the right side as well with a treasure chest and some Man-eater Plants inside. You can clear them for extra exp.
[Technique 2]If you think killing the goblins are boring in the Wonderful Theme Park, you may change your mind here. Now, they are a great source of exp for you. Each round gives you about 8-11% of your exp bar depending on what level you are. So on 15th Oct (Saturday) when you are able to do the Wonderful Theme Park, DO NOT do the Goblin Village. After level cap is released on 18th Oct (Tuesday), you will be able to make use of it to level up. As to which level to use them, I forgot already. But the optimal % to get each round is 10%-11%. Since you can spam dungeons, these few % will not be significant. If you need a quick boost from lv25 or 26 to do Technique 1, you can make use of this Goblin Village.
[Additional Info]Another piece of information is a lv30 dungeon called the Dark Overlord’s Drill Ground. This dungeon takes a very long time to complete because the map is big and there are really many mobs inside. This can be your item farming ground due to the large number of mobs inside. Maybe normal agates will drop more in this dungeon?
To reach the entrance of Dark Overlord’s Drill Ground. Simply take the north exit portal of Saint Heaven. And then turn left. Go for the right portal. The left portal is the entrance to the Cerberus Nest. If you solo this dungeon in abyss mode, the final ending exp is 200+k!!! (If I did not remember wrongly, But it is definitely alot) Maybe you guys can party up with a total of 4 people to clear faster and complete it on Master/Abyss difficulty. I believe the commission board gives a lot of exp too.
[Technique 3]If you want to solo this dungeon in abyss difficulty even with lousy gears, you can do so when you reach the lv30 story quests. The NPC Geraint will follow you and help you to attack in the dungeon. Normally, he will kill the mobs in one or two hits. But sometimes you need to attack the monsters to prevent them from attacking Geraint too much because Geraint will be blocking the whole time from the attacks. Do note that Geraint will not die at all. However, sometimes he may get stucked in a few places so you will need to lure the mobs to Geraint or clear some mobs.
Here’s a video:
Note: You will see a black portal at 1:14 of the video. It will turn red when the boss dies. Please do not enter if you wish to keep using Geraint to help you. FInishing the quest inside will make you say goodbye to your invincible partner. After exiting from the dungeon before that portal, abandon your story quest. Go back to the NPC and get the same story quest again. Geraint is ready to accompany you again. PRO equip players please ignore.
Here’s a final tip. If you do Wonderful Theme Park (WTP) in Saint Heaven and if I’m not wrong, the coupon that you get as a reward is different. You will get the coupon with (Saint Heaven) beside the name. You can use Coupon (Saint Heaven) to purchase Coupon (Calderock). This is a 1 to 1 exchange. But not the other way round. So the safest way is to do WTP in Saint Heaven. The reason why you need to change to Calderock version is because maybe you want to buy gifts for certain NPCs which requires Calderock version.
Now, you will probably wondering whether to exchange those coupons for level 32 codes or NPC gifts. In my own opinion, in this initial stage, level 32 codes may go to quite a high price due to keen players who want to get good codes on their level 32b equips, not considering those who wish to stay with elf queen/ancient set. So those codes may sell well if you need money. If not, you can just buy gifts for certain NPC benefits or Association points to purchase the respective faction equips that you want.