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In Asheron's Call 2, as in many other Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MMORPG's), experience is the measure of a player character's development. The amount of experience a player has earned is then reflected via their character level.

When starting out, a level 1 player has 0 experience points. Through the killing of non-player enemies and the completion of quests, experience points are earned and the player's level increases as a result. This opens up possibilities for character strengthening and customization.

With each level, the amount of experience needed to reach the next level increases exponentially - experience rewards from questing and hunting increase also, but to a lesser extent, meaning that leveling takes progressively longer at higher levels. There is no way to decrease in level or lose experience; it is strictly an ascendant progression.

The maximum possible level is 150, however there is insufficient content to reach this level. The 'soft cap' is approximately level 100. The highest quest XP is as a percentage of the total needed to reach level 86, whilst the highest regular creature is level 95.

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Character Development

Health and Vigor

Each 'level up' automatically increases the player's maximum health and maximum vigor. The amount varies depending on the player's level.

Level 1-10 10-20 20-25 25-36 36-45 45-49 49-50 50+
Max Health +30 +25 +20 +15 +10 +5 +5 +30
Max Vigor +30 +30 +30 +30 +30 +30 +60 +10

Accuracy and Evasion

Accuracy and evasion values begin at 8 for a level 1 player and are increased by 8 for each level up until level 50.

Skill Credits

Each level up from 1-50 earns you 1 'skill credit' (totaling 49), which you may use to train skills with and specialize your character - a skill can cost between 1 and 5 credits to train. From level 45, and after becoming a Hero of Dereth, each level up earns you 100 'hero credits', which you may use to train hero skills and perks.

Improving Skills

A skill begins at level 1 after first being trained. In order to increase its strength you must increase its level by allocating experience points to it. How much experience you have to spend on skills depends on the total experience you have earned thus far, as well as how much you have already spent. Each level up of a skill has a specific experience cost and you must have the entirety of this amount available in order to raise the skill's level.

Untraining Skills

Allocating skill credits and experience is not a permanent decision: it is possible to untrain all skills in order to recover and redistribute skill credits and experience points. To untrain a skill there must first be no skill trained above it, no other skill currently being untrained and the skill itself not on a reset timer. With this being the case, select the skill and click the downward-pointing green arrow. This will begin the process of untraining. To complete the process you must earn the same amount of experience points as you have invested into the skill. A skill with 10,000 experience allocated to it would require you to earn 10,000 experience to untrain it. At the end of the process you would then have 20,000 available experience points and any associated hero credits.

Another way to untrain is with the Soul Eater quest and looted Eater of Souls Tokens.

It should be noted that hero perks are limited to one perk being untrained per week. They have no experience to recover, however.

Equipment Requirements

Weapons and armor have a usage minimum requirement in terms of player level from 1-50 and then in terms of Arcane Lore to dilineate items beyond level 50. Arcane Lore is a hero skill that requires experience to level up.

Additionally, each level up increases the user's maximum capacity in Armor Value and Shield Value.

Enhancing XP Gained

Percentage Rewards

Quests may give a fixed XP reward or a percentage XP reward. Those that give a percentage XP reward do so as a percentage of the total XP needed to level for your level - the XP needed to level value is taken from the beginning of the level and does not change as this value decreases with the player getting closer to leveling up. This means that XP rewards for quests can increase as your level increases. All percentage rewards are however capped at a certain level. For example, SHRETH Base Ultra is a level 46+ Hero status quest that gives a 4% reward, capping at level 85. This means that a level 46 will earn a 3,359,921 XP reward while a level 85 will earn 3,296,185,479.

Fellowships

Experience earned while hunting is subject to two forms of enhancement.

The first is due to XP sharing ratios, as seen via the fellowship panel. A solo player will earn 100% of the XP reward for killing a creature. Should they join up with others, however, the total reward surpasses 100%. A two-person fellow will each earn 60% from a kill, totalling 120%; a three-person fellow will each earn 45% from a kill, totalling 135%; a four-person fellow will each earn 35% from a kill, totalling 140%; and a five-person fellow will each earn 30% from a kill, totalling 150%. This is the limit of XP enhancement from XP sharing. No advantage exists beyond five member fellows, with six, seven, eight, and nine-fellow groups sharing 150% between them.

Similarly, a hidden bonus exists for killing group type creatures [1]. The kill will instead be worth 150%, 180%, 220% and 250% for a two, three, four and five-person fellow respectively. This bonus does not require XP sharing but it does require that the fellow member either be within the detection radius of the enemy or that they otherwise engage in combat.

Quest rewards are not affected by fellowship bonuses. Also note that XP sharing requires a player to be within 5 levels, higher or lower, of the fellow leader.

Update: Testing indicates a bonus of 270% and 280% for six and seven-person fellows when killing group monsters. There is no bonus further to this.

Mana

When achieving Hero status you will gain access to three craft recipes under 'Quest Recipes' and 'Mana Charges'. These are to create Pure Mana, White Mana and Ebon Mana items, which are consumables that increase your experience while hunting by 25%, 50% and 100% respectively for one hour after used. Quest rewards are not increased by mana usage.

A player may craft up to 7 Pure Manas, 4 White Manas and 2 Ebon Manas in a week before needing to return to the Hero Shrine to renew their charges. Only one mana item may be consumed every 22 hours. Mana charges are tradeable, so a player may use 7 Ebon Manas in a week if they have access to them.

Note that mana items will vanish after approximately 15 minutes of being created and not used.

Weapon Enchantments

Uncommon weapon enchantments include 'Inflate' and 'Lasting Inflate', which act as a debuff against the target monster, increasing the experience reward for killing it by 3% for 15 and 30 seconds respectively.

Hero Perks

Hero Perks are passive skills which can be trained in order to improve a players character. Under 'Miscellaneous', there are 'Fast Learner' perks that, when trained, slightly increases the experience earned from killing monsters. There are 6 in total, with each costing 350 hero credits to learn and increasing XP by 1%, up to a maximum of 6%.

Chain Combos

Chain combos involve three different players in a fellow using a skill each, in the right sequence and with perfect timing so as to produce a special effect. Part of this effect involves the enemy being stunned for about 2 seconds. If killed while stunned due to this effect then it will be worth 25% more XP than normal. The sequences are largely unknown.

Nerfing XP Gained

Hunting

When a player is too high or low of level in relation to a creature's level, experience earned for killing it will be reduced or 'nerfed'. This reduction is incremental, with each additional level outside of the 100% experience range leading to a more severe penalty. The range of levels for which you can gain 100% experience and the extent of the reduction outside of this range varies slightly for pre-Hero and post-Hero content.

The below table outlines what XP a creature will be worth when killed by a player of a certain level, with the top half being for non-Heroes and the bottom half for Heroes. For example, a level 33 player killing a level 20 creature would earn 55% of its normal experience.

Player Level
Relative To
Creature
14
Below
13
Below
12
Below
11
Below
10
Below
1-9 Below
Same
1-10 Above
11
Above
12
Above
13
Above
14
Above
15
Above
16
Above
17
Above
XP 1% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% 85% 70% 55% 40% 25% 10% 1%
Player Level
Relative To
Creature
13
Below
12
Below
11
Below
10
Below
9
Below
1-8 Below
Same
1-4 Above
5
Above
6
Above
7
Above
8
Above
9
Above
XP 1% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% 80% 60% 40% 20% 1%

In a fellow, experience nerfing is shared across all members and is determined as a proportion of each members damage contribution. If one person does 40% of the damage in a kill and is of a level that nerfs the XP to 80%, then 40% of the creatures experience will be reduced by 20%; such that, assuming the other members are within the 100% range, the total worth of the kill would be 92% of its normal amount. All nerfing is factored into a creatures experience worth before being shared equally among fellows, resulting in all members receiving the same XP regardless of their contribution to nerfing.

Due to the severity of nerfing being damage-dependent, characters which deal less or no damage, such as debuffers and healers, will be of much less concern when outside the 100% range.

In the case of damage dealt by player-owned pets, the level of the player is what counts and not the level of the pet.

Quests

Certain quests and vaults are nerfed in experience when a player reaches a significantly high enough level - for example, a level 60 doing a level 20 quest may get 1% of the XP reward. However many other quests are not - specifically, hero quest content is rarely nerfed.

Pass Up XP

Pass up XP, seen via the Allegiance tab of the Social panel

The allegiance system is based on a patron-vassal schema that is created when a character swears allegiance to another character. This creates a pyramid-like guild system, with each character having up to 12 vassals underneath them.

Within this system is the feature of experience being passed up from vassal to patron. Whenever a vassal earns experience from killing a monster, their patron will receive 25% of this experience as a bonus known as 'pass up'. This does not subtract from the experience earned by the vassal and experience earned from quests do not contribute to pass up, nor does experience earned as a result of a mana bonus. The maximum amount a player can gain in experience from their vassals is 35% of the total amount needed to reach their next level. If a player reaches this limit, they will receive no more pass up experience until they level up.

It is also possible to gain experience from those characters sworn under your vassals. The experience gained from a grandvassal is 2.5%.

Experience Table

L Minimum
Total XP
XP to
Next Level
Skill
Credits
Min
Hero
Skill
Credits
Max
Hero
Skill
Credits
Health Vigor Focus Max
Armor
Value
Max
Shield
Value
Min
Accuracy
and
Evasion
1 0 40 0 0 0 100 100 0 3 3 8
2 40 56 1 0 0 130 130 0 4 3 16
3 96 80 2 0 0 160 160 0 6 3 24
4 176 111 3 0 0 190 190 0 8 5 32
5 287 157 4 0 0 220 220 0 9 5 40
6 444 222 5 0 0 250 250 0 11 5 48
7 666 311 6 0 0 280 280 0 14 6 56
8 977 439 7 0 0 310 310 0 16 6 64
9 1,416 618 8 0 0 340 340 0 19 7 72
10 2,034 870 9 0 0 370 370 0 22 7 80
11 2,904 1,225 10 0 0 395 400 0 25 8 88
12 4,129 1,725 11 0 0 420 430 0 28 10 96
13 5,854 2,428 12 0 0 445 460 0 32 10 104
14 8,282 3,419 13 0 0 470 490 0 36 11 112
15 11,701 4,814 14 0 0 495 520 0 41 17 120
16 16,515 6,788 15 0 0 520 550 0 46 19 128
17 23,293* 9,534 16 0 0 545 580 0 51 21 136
18 32,836 13,437 17 0 0 570 610 0 57 22 144
19 46,273 18,920 18 0 0 595 640 0 63 25 152
20 65,193 26,638 19 0 0 620 670 0 69 27 160
21 91,831 37,419 20 0 0 640 700 0 69 27 168
22 129,250 52,439 21 0 0 660 730 0 84 31 176
23 181,689 73,316 22 0 0 680 760 0 92 33 184
24 255,005 102,260 23 0 0 700 790 0 101 36 192
25 357,265 142,295 24 0 0 720 820 0 111 39 200
L Minimum
Total XP
XP to
Next Level
Skill
Credits
Min
Hero
Skill
Credits
Max
Hero
Skill
Credits
Health Vigor Focus Max
Armor
Value
Max
Shield
Value
Min
Accuracy
and
Evasion
26 499,560 197,534 25 0 0 735 850 0 121 42 208
27 697,094 273,564 26 0 0 750 880 0 132 46 216
28 970,658 374,957 27 0 0 765 910 0 143 51 224
29 1,345,615 523,938 28 0 0 780 940 0 155 53 232
30 1,869,553 716,290 29 0 0 795 970 0 169 61 240
31 2,585,843 982,535 30 0 0 810 1,000 0 183 66 248
32 3,568,378 1,344,500 31 0 0 825 1,030 0 198 70 256
33 4,912,878 1,835,378 32 0 0 840 1,060 0 214 75 264
34 6,748,256 2,499,417 33 0 0 855 1,090 0 231 80 272
35 9,247,673 3,395,458 34 0 0 870 1,120 0 249 86 280
36 12,643,131 4,601,525 35 0 0 885 1,150 0 268 92 288
37 17,244,656 6,220,802 36 0 0 895 1,180 0 289 98 296
38 23,465,458 8,389,373 37 0 0 905 1,210 0 311 104 304
39 31,854,831 11,286,223 38 0 0 915 1,240 0 334 112 312
40 43,141,054 15,046,112 39 0 0 925 1,270 0 359 120 320
41 58,187,166 20,376,101 40 0 0 935 1,300 0 385 128 328
42 78,563,267 28,076,704 41 0 0 945 1,330 0 413 138 336
43 106,639,971 35,068,877 42 0 0 955 1,360 0 442 145 344
44 141,708,848 47,964,325 43 0 0 965 1,390 0 474 156 352
45 189,673,173 63,492,994 44 100 125 975 1,420 0 507 165 360
46 253,166,167 83,998,037 45 200 250 980 1,450 100 542 176 368
47 337,164,204 110,785,010 46 300 375 985 1,480 100 579 188 372
48 447,949,214 145,748,759 47 400 500 990 1,510 100 618 201 380
49 593,697,973 191,266,097 48 500 625 995 1,540 100 660 213 392
50 784,964,070 250,367,320 49 600 750 1,000 1,600 100 704 228 400
L Minimum
Total XP
XP to
Next Level
Skill
Credits
Min
Hero
Skill
Credits
Max
Hero
Skill
Credits
Health Vigor Focus Max
Armor
Value
Max
Shield
Value
Min
Accuracy
and
Evasion
51 1,095,331,390 359,595,072 49 700 900 1,030 1,610 100 716 230 400
52 1,394,926,462 515,170,283 49 800 1,050 1,060 1,020 100 728 240 400
53 1,910,096,745 736,183,487 49 900 1,200 1,090 1,630 100 740 250 400
54 2,646,280,232 1,049,341,218 49 1,000 1,350 1,120 1,640 100 752 260 400
55 3,695,621,450 1,491,900,877 49 1,100 1,500 1,150 1,650 100 764 270 400
56 5,187,522,327 2,115,694,472 49 1,200 1,650 1,180 1,660 100 776 280 400
57 7,303,216,799 2,992,628,674 49 1,300 1,800 1,210 1,670 100 788 290 400
58 10,295,845,473 3,530,173,698 49 1,400 1,950 1,240 1,680 100 800 300 400
59 13,826,019,171 4,105,592,012 49 1,500 2,100 1,270 1,690 100 812 310 400
60 17,931,611,183 4,762,486,733 49 1,600 2,250 1,300 1,700 100 824 320 400
61 22,694,097,916 5,510,197,151 49 1,700 2,425 1,330 1,710 100 836 330 400
62 28,204,295,067 6,358,767,512 49 1,800 2,600 1,360 1,720 100 848 340 400
63 34,563,062,579 7,318,941,406 49 1,900 2,775 1,390 1,730 100 860 350 400
64 41,882,003,985 8,402,144,734 49 2,000 2,950 1,420 1,740 100 872 360 400
65 50,284,148,719 9,620,455,720 49 2,100 3,125 1,450 1,750 100 884 370 400
66 59,904,604,439 10,986,560,433 49 2,200 3,300 1,480 1,760 100 896 380 400
67 70,891,164,872 12,530,469,549 49 2,300 3,475 1,510 1,770 100 908 390 400
68 83,421,634,421 14,198,777,275 49 2,400 3,650 1,540 1,780 100 920 400 400
69 97,620,411,696 16,106,223,237 49 2,500 3,825 1,570 1,790 100 932 410 400
70 113,726,634,933 18,200,032,259 49 2,600 4,000 1,600 1,800 100 944 420 400
71 131,926,667,192 20,511,436,355 49 2,700 4,200 1,630 1,810 100 956 430 400
72 152,438,103,296 23,054,854,463 49 2,800 4,400 1,660 1,820 100 968 440 400
73 175,492,958,010 25,844,491,854 49 2,900 4,600 1,690 1,830 100 980 450 400
74 201,337,449,864 28,894,141,892 49 3,000 4,800 1,720 1,840 100 992 460 400
75 230,231,591,756 32,216,968,209 49 3,100 5,000 1,750 1,850 100 1,004 470 400
L Minimum
Total XP
XP to
Next Level
Skill
Credits
Min
Hero
Skill
Credits
Max
Hero
Skill
Credits
Health Vigor Focus Max
Armor
Value
Max
Shield
Value
Min
Accuracy
and
Evasion
76 262,448,559,965 35,825,268,649 49 3,200 5,200 1,780 1,860 100 1,016 480 400
77 298,273,828,614 39,730,222,932 49 3,300 5,400 1,810 1,870 100 1,028 490 400
78 338,004,051,546 43,941,626,563 49 3,400 5,600 1,840 1,880 100 1,040 500 400
79 381,945,678,109 48,467,614,099 49 3,500 5,800 1,870 1,890 100 1,052 510 400
80 430,413,292,208 53,314,375,508 49 3,600 6,000 1,900 1,900 100 1,064 520 400
81 483,727,667,716 58,485,869,933 49 3,700 6,200 1,930 1,910 100 1,076 530 400
82 542,213,537,649 63,983,541,565 49 3,800 6,400 1,960 1,920 100 1,088 540 400
83 606,197,079,215 69,806,043,985 49 3,900 6,600 1,990 1,930 100 1,100 550 400
84 676,003,123,201 75,948,975,855 49 4,000 6,800 2,020 1,940 100 1,112 560 400
85 751,952,099,057 82,404,638,803 49 4,100 7,000 2,050 1,950 100 1,124 570 400
86 834,356,737,861 89,161,819,185 49 4,200 7,200 2,080 1,960 100 1,136 580 400
87 923,518,557,047 96,205,602,901 49 4,300 7,400 2,110 1,970 100 1,148 590 400
88 1,019,724,159,949 103,805,845,530 49 4,400 7,600 2,140 1,980 100 1,160 600 400
89 1,123,530,005,480 112,006,507,327 49 4,500 7,800 2,170 1,990 100 1,172 610 400
90 1,235,536,512,808 120,855,021,406 49 4,600 8,000 2,200 2,000 100 1,184 620 400
91 1,356,391,534,215 130,402,568,096 49 4,700 8,225 2,230 2,010 100 1,196 630 400
92 1,486,794,102,312 140,704,370,978 49 4,800 8,450 2,260 2,020 100 1,208 640 400
93 1,627,498,473,291 151,820,016,283 49 4,900 8,675 2,290 2,030 100 1,208 640 400
94 1,779,318,489,575 163,813,797,571 49 5,000 8,900 2,320 2,040 100 1,232 660 400
95 1,943,132,287,147 176,755,087,578 49 5,100 9,125 2,350 2,050 100 1,244 670 400
96 2,119,887,374,726 190,718,739,498 49 5,200 9,350 2,380 2,060 100 1,256 680 400
97 2,310,606,114,225 205,785,519,918 49 5,300 9,575 2,410 2,070 100 1,268 690 400
98 2,516,391,634,144 222,042,575,991 49 5,400 9,800 2,440 2,080 100 1,280 700 400
99 2,738,434,210,136 239,583,939,494 49 5,500 10,025 2,470 2,090 100 1,292 710 400
100 2,978,018,149,631 258,511,070,715 49 5,600 10,250 2,500 2,100 100 1,304 720 400
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