Powerleveling is viable and it can take as little as 2 hours to get to level 56 if the person helping you has high AP and all EXP buffs are used. I must warn against powerleveling if it is your first and main character however, because it will leave you with very little skill points ( approx 400 – 500) and you will not be able to get all the skills you need to grind on your own. If your friends are willing to help all the way then you should be fine, but please understand that powerleveling to the level you want to be will not stop you from having to grind more for money/skill points. It’s also important to note that if there is a 10 level difference between the highest level character and the lowest, then all party members will not get loot.
When you create your character and enter the game, you will be given a tutorial to follow which will guide you through various beginning areas. I personally recommend skipping the tutorial unless it is your first time. The tutorial takes a very long time to complete and unless you read everything, you won’t learn much anyway besides basic movement. I would highly recommend buying at least 2 or 3 pets from the in-game store. Pets will automatically pick up loot for you and can really save you time when grinding. They are pretty much a requirement in Black Desert. If you really don’t have the money to spend, then you should try to snipe them from the marketplace as soon as possible. All the leveling spots in this guide have been tried and tested by myself several times on EU/NA, Korean and Russian servers. I didn’t use any enchanted gear to start with or anything that would give me an advantage, meaning any player (new or veteran) should be able to follow the level recommendations I have included. The gear used for leveling was obtained via drops whilst leveling in the zones. My total time taken from 1 – 50 (Korean server) was 6 hours 34 minutes back in 2016. Since then leveling has actually been made much easier and the level cap has been increased. The leveling guide has been tested again since then at around 2 – 4 hours for level 50 depending on gear, but unfortunately I didn’t take a screenshot. You can see my time taken though in the screenshot below, click for a larger version. It’s also important to note that some classes are slower at leveling than others (such as Valkyrie) so these classes might be best grinding in a group. The record time for reaching level 50 (solo) using the spots from this guide was 23 minutes! Let us know and post your screenshots if you beat the record!.Leveling Range Level 1 – 56.