Hi guys. I am looking to level my WW barb to lvl 95 for better gambling. He is now level 93 and about a third of the way to 94. But it's just so difficult to get exp any more. Feels like a brick wall.
I have tried the following options
p8 Baal/WSK runs. These give about 4-5 million exp per run. Not bad, but it takes a while and I get bored. Also, I try to get to Baal asap and only kill stuff along the way ( I have a feeling that his minions give more exp than regular monsters ). Baal is killed on p3. This option is okay but most risky. There's all sorts of noxious critters there, unleechables, poisoners, physical immunes, gloams, dolls, etc. I died once here and it set me back by 20 million exp.
p8 Travincal runs. These were great earlier ( leveled from 83 to 93 almost exlcusively on this ) but now they only give a measly 0.2 million exp per run and that's not good enough. There's also a chance to drop high rune,but I don't know. It feels boring.
p8 Pit runs. Takes a while to get there ( no enigma ), and only about 1.5 million exp per run. Also it's waay too easy, except for skeletons which are unleechable.
Find what gives you the best XP/H out of the 3 (Pits, Trav, WSK - with different /pN combinations) and then run that but the only thing I can recommend is patience. WSK might be the best in raw numbers but my old SC WW barb was too slow at clearing it to make it worth running.
Also it took a while for my druid to get to 95 with /p3 pit runs (~250k per run) while MFing but I think other places would not have yielded better results (hence the patience advice).
Join baal game, find pillar, stand behind it waving the xp stick
Pretty much You can also use swords if you feel like it.
Without enigma best thing time/efficiency you can do is probably p8 pindle running. You might need couple thousands up to 10 thousands runs (really no clue, forgot my numbers, but I leveled my barb up to 95 with pindle; MFO really helps), but they are safe, fast, good time/efficiency wise even without enigma (or should I say especially without enigma?).
Just load some FRW, harmony switch possibly, etc and you will be fine. And don't be mistaken that Pindle doesn't drop runes on high player settings. Pindle isn't best source of runes, but he drops them from time to time (I probably had 10 +Lo runes [4 of those being Zods] from pindle and I doubt I did more then 30 000 runs since 1.13 patch).
I craft amulets too, but rares are better, in my experience, and take way less hassle.
Thnx for the input. I think I'll stick to p8 baal runs and change up my equipment a little more to do it faster and safer.
Pindle runs are not gonna happen. Not only because I closed the portal ( this is one of my earlier characters ), but I've tried pindle running with other characters and it is so mind numbingly boring that I can't do ten runs straight.