Abbreviation: EXP, XP

You obtain Experience Points through killing Easy Prey or above monsters, or through certain Quests, Battlefields or events.

Once you have obtained a certain amount of experience points, you are granted your next level.

Experience Points needed per level

Lvl Exp Total
1 0 0
1-2 500 500
2-3 750 1,250
3-4 1,000 2,250
4-5 1,250 3,500
5-6 1,500 5,000
6-7 1,750 6,750
7-8 2,000 8,750
8-9 2,200 10,950
9-10 2,400 13,350
10-11 2,600 15,950
11-12 2,800 18,750
12-13 3,000 21,750
13-14 3,200 24,950
14-15 3,400 28,350
15-16 3,600 31,950
16-17 3,800 35,750
17-18 4,000 39,750
18-19 4,200 43,950
19-20 4,400 48,350
20-21 4,600 52,950
21-22 4,800 57,750
22-23 5,000 62,750
23-24 5,100 67,850
24-25 5,200 73,050
Lvl Exp Total
25-26 5,300 78,350
26-27 5,400 83,750
27-28 5,500 89,250
28-29 5,600 94,850
29-30 5,700 100,550
30-31 5,800 106,350
31-32 5,900 112,250
32-33 6,000 118,250
33-34 6,100 124,350
34-35 6,200 130,550
35-36 6,300 136,850
36-37 6,400 143,250
37-38 6,500 149,750
38-39 6,600 156,350
39-40 6,700 163,050
40-41 6,800 169,850
41-42 6,900 176,750
42-43 7,000 183,750
43-44 7,100 190,850
44-45 7,200 198,050
45-46 7,300 205,350
46-47 7,400 212,750
47-48 7,500 220,250
48-49 7,600 227,850
49-50 7,700 235,550
Lvl‡ Exp Total
50-51 7,800 243,350
51-52 8,000 251,350
52-53 9,200 260,550
53-54 10,400 270,950
54-55 11,600 282,550
55-56 12,800 295,350
56-57 14,000 309,350
57-58 15,200 324,550
58-59 16,400 340,950
59-60 17,600 358,550
60-61 18,800 377,350
61-62 20,000 397,350
62-63 21,500 418,850
63-64 23,000 441,850
64-65 24,500 466,350
65-66 26,000 492,350
66-67 27,500 519,850
67-68 29,000 548,850
68-69 30,500 579,350
69-70 32,000 611,350
70-71 34,000 645,350
71-72 36,000 681,350
72-73 38,000 719,350
73-74 40,000 759,350
74-75 42,000 801,350
  • The amount of experience needed to gain levels post-level 51 was lowered in April 2005.

Calculating Experience Points earned

Experience scrolls

There are several varieties of experience points scrolls which can be obtained from quests or defeating certain monsters. The amount of experience earned is random within a certain range depending on the scroll.

Limit Points can not be obtained by these items. If a scroll is used which gives experience points that brings a player beyond an experience point cap, excess experience points are lost.

Level Name Min EXP Max EXP
4 Dragon Chronicles 500 1000
20 Miratete's Memoirs 750 1500
60 Hero's Reflections 200 500
65 Ginuva's Theory 50 200
65 Schultz Stratagems 150 500

Experience point battlefields

ENM-class battlefields reward characters with experience points when the battlefield is won. Only characters which are not in K.O. status when the victory coffer is opened will receive experience points.

Limit points can be obtained instead of experience points if a player is on Limit Point accumulation mode, or if they are at level 75 and their experience points are already capped. If neither of these conditions exist, the player will receive experience points and any experience points given beyond an experience point cap are lost.

If a player would earn limit points that would cause him to exceed the limit point cap (10 merits accumulated and 9999/10000 limit points), limit points earned beyond the cap are lost instead.

Furthermore, it is not possible to gain more than one level from ENM experience points. Instead, the player will be capped at 1 experience point short of the next level. For example, if a level 1 player with 0/500 experience points wins 3000 experience points from an ENM, he would only be awarded 1249 experience points leaving him at level 2 and 1 experience point needed for level 3.

The amount of experience points earned by an ENM is particular to that ENM and the number of players that enter. If the number of players that enter the ENM is equal to or below the recommended amount, all players will receive the base amount of experience points. If the number of players that enter the ENM is above the recommended amount, the experience reward will be reduced by (recommended player count) / (actual player count)

For example, Like the Wind has a recommended player count of 3 participants. If the battlefield is cleared with 1, 2, or 3 players, everyone will receive 2000 experience points. If the battlefield is cleared with 4 players, everyone will receive 3/4 * 2000 = 1500 experience points. If the battlefield is cleared with 6 players, everyone will receive 3/6 * 2000 = 1000 experience points, and so forth.

Besieged

Upon successful defense of Al Zahbi from invading beastmen, all players in Al Zahbi who are not in K.O. status will receive experience points proportional to their contribution in the battle. This value is capped depending on the level of the beastmen attack and, generally, players who are active during Besieged will contribute enough to receive the capped amount.

Limit points can be obtained instead of experience points if a player is on Limit Point accumulation mode, or if they are at level 75 and their experience points are already capped. If neither of these conditions exist, the player will receive experience points and any experience points given beyond an experience point cap are lost.

If a player would earn limit points that would cause him to exceed the limit point cap (10 merits accumulated and 9999/10000 limit points), limit points earned beyond the cap are lost instead.

Static experience point bonuses are also given if the Al Zahbi defense is successful in defeating mega bosses or beastman leaders that accompany the beastman forces. See the Besieged page for more details.

Experience Points from killing monsters

You can obtain Experience Points through killing monsters which con Easy Prey or above to the highest level party or alliance member. However, monsters which are killed while called for help on, or monsters which did not fully recover after being Charmed will yield no experience points.

Limit points can be obtained instead of experience points if a player is on Limit Point accumulation mode, or if they are at level 75 and their experience points are already capped. If neither of these conditions exist, the player will receive experience points and any experience points given beyond an experience point cap are lost.

If a player would earn limit points that would cause him to exceed the limit point cap (10 merits accumulated and 9999/10000 limit points), limit points earned beyond the cap are lost instead.

The following is a detailed description of how experience points are calculated computed when you defeat a monster. For a summary and hints on how to apply this information to get better exp see Experience Point Calculation Guide. If you plan on actually carrying out these computations yourself, a spreadsheet or other form of computerized assistance is highly recommended.

The experience point yield from a single monster is:

min(base * level_modifier * player_share * monster_bonus, per_monster_cap) * chain_bonus * experience_bonus * pet_penalty
 

Decimals should be truncated after each multiplication step. (Because of this, changing the order of multiplication may make a 1 or 2 point difference in the final result.)

  • When in level-capped areas, this value will be calculated twice: once using actual player levels (calculation A), and once using player levels under influence of the level cap (calculation B).
    • If the player is accumulating experience points, the greater of calculation A and 50% of calculation B is awarded as experience points.
    • If the player is accumulating limit points, the greater of the two calculations is awarded as limit points.

Base Experience

base is the base experience value the monster gives, with respect to monster level and party level.

Party Level or blvl is the highest level player or pet to have acted on the monster since it was at 100% health with no debilitating status effects. If you are playing solo then party level is usually just your level. If you are in a party or alliance then the party level is usually the highest level of any member.

To find base, find the row in the table below corresponding to the difference between the monster level (mlvl) and (blvl), and the column corresponding to your Party Level.

Example 1) Ding Bats in the Zeruhn Mines have levels 1, 2 or 3. If you are level 5 then the difference between your level and the Ding Bats’ level will be -4, -3, or -2. Looking this up on the table, this means your exp will be 30, 40, or 50 each time you defeat Ding Bats (assuming you are solo and there are no modifiers).

Example 2) Huge Hornets in South Gustaberg have level -1 (see note below the table). If you are level 1 the difference between your level and the Huge Hornet’s level will be -2. According to the table your exp will be 50 each time you defeat a Huge Hornet (again assuming you are solo and there are no modifiers).

Example 3) Sand Beetles in Eastern Altepa Desert have levels 36 - 40. Your party has members with levels 30, 30, 31, 31, 31, and 32. Then your party's level is 32 and the difference between the monsters' level and your party's level will be between 4 and 8. According to the table your base exp will be 300, 400, 450, 500 or 550 each time you defeat a Sand Beetle. Exp in parties always has modifiers so you must read on to compute actual exp.

mlvl - blvl blvl
1-5 6-10 11-20 21-30 31-35 36-40 41-45 46-50 51-55 56-60 61-65 66-70 71-75
15 800
14 720
13 630
12 580
11 580 530
10 530 480
9 600 530 480 440
8 600 550 530 480 430 400
7 550 500 470 430 380 360
6 450 400 370 330 320
5 350 400 340 310 280
4 200 300 270 250 240
3 160 200
2 140 150 160
1 120 125 130
0 100
-1 72 86 93
-2 50 61 72 86
-3 40 45 46 50 61 72
-4 30 35 40 41 46 50 56 57 61
-5 25 30 35 37 41 43 46 47 50 53 57
-6 20 25 30 33 37 39 43 47 50 53
-7 20 25 29 33 35 39 40 43 44 47 50
-8 15 20 24 29 31 35 37 40 41 44 45 47
-9 15 20 24 28 31 33 37 38 41 44 45
-10 15 20 24 28 30 33 35 38 39 42
-11 15 20 24 27 30 32 35 36 39
-12 15 20 23 27 29 32 34 36
-13 15 20 23 26 29 31 34
-14 15 20 23 26 28 31
-15 15 20 23 25 28
-16 15 20 23 25
-17 15 20 23
-18 15 20
-19 15
-20
  • For the purposes of this table, the monsters Tunnel Worm (E. and W. Ronfaure, N. and S. Gustaberg), Wild Rabbit (E. and W. Ronfaure), Huge Hornet (N. and S. Gustaberg), Bumblebee (E. and W. Sarutabaruta) and Tiny Mandragora (E. and W. Sarutabaruta) will have level -1.
Check Color Code Incredibly Tough Very Tough Tough Even Match Decent Challenge Easy Prey Too Weak
  • The level a monster checks as depends on your level, not your party's level. So, for example, a monster which checks as IT to you may check as VT to one of the other party members.

Level Modifier

level_modifier is a modifier which adjusts the amount of experience earned based on the level difference between the player and the maximum level participant in the battle. The effect of the modifier is to penalize grossly underlevelled players which join a party.
level_modifier is dependent on the player's level (plvl) and the player or pet level used to calculate base above (blvl). If blvl > plvl + 7 or blvl > 50, then level_modifier = plvl / blvl. Otherwise, level_modifier = TNL(plvl) / TNL(blvl), where TNL(x) is the experience points needed to obtain the next level at level x. For example, if the highest party member is 20 and the player is 18, level_modifier = 4200 / 4600

Player Share

player_share is a modifier which adjusts the amount of experience earned based on the number of people in the party or alliance.
When in a single party, player_share depends on the maximum number of people in the party at any time while fighting the monster. The value of the variable is listed below in the normal share column.

For example, if you and a partner (both having signet) kill a monster that is Even Match to both of you, then you both get 75% of 100 exp or 75 exp each (before other modifiers).

  • As of the March 2007 update, players in conquest areas use an alternate formula to obtain player share, listed under the signet share column below.
Party size Normal share Signet share Total share (normal) Total share (signet)
1 1.00 1.00 1.0 1.0
2 0.60 0.75 1.2 1.5
3 0.45 0.55 1.35 1.65
4 0.40 0.45 1.6 1.8
5 0.37 0.39 1.85 1.95
6 0.35 0.35 2.1 2.1

When in an alliance, player_share = 1.80 / alliance_player_count, where alliance_player_count is the maximum number of people in the alliance at any time while fighting the monster. (Some sources list the numerator as 1.85. This would rarely result in a noticeable difference in exp.)

Monster Bonus

monster_bonus is a beneficial modifier to reward the party for defeating exceptionally difficult monsters. monster_bonus is 1.0 except on particular monster types which are listed below.

Name Zone monster_bonus
Aw'euvhi The Garden of Ru'Hmet 1.1
Cloud Hippogryph Riverne - Site A01 1.15
Demonic Rose The Boyahda Tree 1.23
Eo'euvhi Grand Palace of Hu'Xzoi 1.1
Eo'ghrah Grand Palace of Hu'Xzoi 1.1
Greater Manticore Cape Teriggan 1.1
Hippogryph Riverne - Site A01 1.15
Ladon Kuftal Tunnel 1.23
Nimbus Hippogryph Riverne - Site B01 1.15
Om'phuabo Al'Taieu 1.1
Om'yovra Al'Taieu 1.35
Polar Hare Uleguerand Range 1.1
Strato Hippogryph Riverne - Site B01 1.15
Tavnazian Ram Lufaise Meadows 1.23
Ul'phuabo Al'Taieu 1.1
Ul'yovra Al'Taieu 1.35
Variable Hare Uleguerand Range 1.1

Experience Cap

per_monster_cap is an upper-limit placed on the base amount of experience that can be gained per-monster.
The cap depends only on the player's level. If base * level_modifier * player_share * monster_bonus exceeds the cap value, the cap value is used for further calculations instead.

Player level per_monster_cap
1-50 200
51-60 250
61-75 300

Bonuses and Penalties

chain_bonus is a modifier which rewards successions of quick kills. It is signified by the notification "Experience chain #XXX!" or "Limit chain #XXX!" in the experience point / limit point message when a monster is defeated. See Experience Chain for more details about experience chains.

Experience chain chain bonus
None 1.0
1 1.2
2 1.25
3 1.3
4 1.4
5+ 1.5
  • chain_bonus only applies to monsters whose level is equal to or above the player
  • chain_bonus is calculated per-player. Thus, it is entirely possible to have 2 players in the same party on a different chain number

experience_bonus is a beneficial modifier that increases the amount of experience earned.
By default this modifier is 1.0. The following effects can increase the modifier:

pet_penalty is a modifier that decreases experience earned when there is a NPC helper aiding the party.
Pet penalty is normally 1.0. When a player has his Adventuring Fellow present, the modifier is 0.7 for that player only.

  • note: the penalty applies only to the player with the Adventuring Fellow. Other members of the party without a Fellow will not experience a penalty
  • Beastmaster Charmed pets and pets called with Call Beast do not trigger this penalty. Since the August version update, there is no pet penalty except for adventuring fellows. The only penalty to EXP from pets that can still result is if a Beastmaster is controlling a charmed monster that is higher level than any party member (in which case you would use it's level as the blvl variable.)

Examples

These examples were taken from an experience party fighting Sand Beetles in Eastern Altepa Desert. The monster levels were inferred by applying the formula to the possible values (36-40) to see which result was correct.

  1. Player level is 32, the party has 6 members and the highest level is 32, fighting a level 38 Beetle, no exp chain bonus.
    1. Level difference is 6 and Base Exp is 450.
    2. Level modifier is 1, since player level = party level. 450 × 1 = 450.
    3. 6 member party gives player share of .35. 450 × .35 = 157 (rounded down).
    4. No other bonuses or penalties apply so final exp is 157.
  2. Same as previous except exp chain #4
    1. The first three steps in the previous example are the same giving 157.
    2. Exp chain #4 gives a 40% bonus, 157 × 1.4 = 219 (rounded down).
    3. No other bonuses or penalties apply so final exp is 219.
  3. Player level is 30, the party has 6 members and the highest level is 31, fighting a level 36 Beetle, exp chain #2, dedication in effect.
    1. Level difference is 5 and Base Exp is 400.
    2. Level modifier is 5800/5900. 400 × 5800/5900 = 393
    3. Player share is .35. 393 × .35 = 137
    4. Exp chain gives 25% bonus. 137 × 1.25 = 171
    5. Dedication gives 50% bonus. 171 × 1.5 = 256
    6. No other bonuses or penalties apply so final exp is 256.
  4. Same as previous except exp chain #4 except a level 40 Beetle.
    1. Level difference is 9 and Base Exp is 600.
    2. Level modifier is 5800/5900. 600 × 5800/5900 = 589
    3. Player share is .35. 589 × .35 = 206
    4. This number is more than the experience cap, reduce to 200
    5. Exp chain gives 40% bonus. 200 × 1.4 = 280
    6. Dedication gives 50% bonus. 280 × 1.5 = 420
    7. No other bonuses or penalties apply so final exp is 420.
Note that the intermediate values are rounded down on each step, in example 2
450 × .35 × 1.4 = 220 which is off by 1.

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