At the start of the game you have a bunch of free boxes in your inventory. Make sure to open and equip the "Elite Champion Costume" box and the "500% Strengthened Veteran 7 days" box. This gives you massive EXP bonuses at the start.
200+ New Starter:
As of November 2023, Holy Water is not included in the Level 200 Freebie boxes. 1-day Holy Water is given on level 220, 7-day on level 225, and 15-day on level 227. For starters, finishing Elonohm DG 5x a day is a great starter EXP. Forgotten Temple Dungeon and Karon's Fire Pot are among the 'spammable' DGs you may do.
200+ Arcadia Parties (AFK):
If you have Holy Water:
Use party search by pressing hotkey: P and clicking on the search button. Join any arcadia party and teleport to them using Holy Water.
If you do not, you may just walk to where your party members are. This is where a Mount will help you a LOT!!
You need Arcadia Protection to survive here ONLY IF YOU ATTACK. If you are a beginner, you may just AFK with a party here to leech experience. It is recommended to get at least level 220 for starters so you can max your Grand Meister skills and have extra freebies. Because of the Holy Water revamp,
Battle Support guide link
Sample or just pics
200+ Arcadia Prison (needs Holy Water):
This map is the absolute best when it comes to AFK leveling. However, you will be needing Arcadia Protection to survive here even without attacking. To be able to solo here, it would be dependent on your class, and your gears. HP recovery is key for surviving here alone.
Search for the Battle Support guide to help you get started in AFK activities if you are not familiar with it.
210+ Deadfront / Ice Castle
These two events are the absolute best for leveling. To enter DF, you may teleport using Holy Water directly to “[Chain of Fire] Entrance”. Without Holy Water, you may teleport directly via Hermas NPC in Ardeca. To enter Ice Castle, just go to Heihaff. You may teleport using Holy Water directly to “[Valley of Freeze] Ice Castle”. Without Holy Water, you may also use Hermas NPC in Ardeca. There is no need for maps to enter anymore like the usual DF. Just apply the party with a minimum of 4 members. However, it is recommended to have more members in the party to boost EXP.
Deadfront / Ice Castle sample
210+ Active Dungeoneering:
As of November 2023, actively farming in dungeons still offer the best EXP in game. However, this is subject to availability and the willingness of players to do it with you and the gears you have available. Qune's Temple >> Tower of Magic >> Kastrioti Mansion are the best party EXP in the game. Another problem here is the tendency for people to solo these dungeons for drops. In terms of difficulty, the hierarchy is changed to: Tower of Magic >> Qune's Temple >> Kastrioti Mansion. As of November 2023, Qune Temple EXP runs are the most common of the three. Mansion is mostly run for drops while Tower is mostly run for Grade Points and drops. You may join Tower GP runs and get EXP and GP at the same time. However, depending on your gear, you may not get an invite to Tower of Magic GP runs.
Qune's Temple guide
Tower of Magic guide
Kastrioti Mansion guide