Aion is a still a rather new game but already has its own market share, and appears to be a formidable competition to some other MMOs. Even though there are many similarities between Aion and some other games, there’s one important difference and that is leveling. While leveling guides for other games serve mostly as guidance, in Aion it’s almost a necessity. More than often you’ll find yourself without any quests to do and it will appear like there’s nothing else to do but grind: but is that really the case?
I checked out these Aion leveling guides for you so read on to see out what I found out about them!
- Kozens Aion Leveling Guide
- AionMastery Aion Leveling Guide
- Killerguides Aion Leveling Guide
- FTWGuides Aion Leveling Guide
- KFGuides Aion Leveling Guide
- Fantoms Aion Leveling Guide
Kozen’s leveling guide is currently my top rated guide for a number of reasons. First, the guide is very detailed and includes maps and screenshots to help you find your way. It has both factions included unlike some other guides, and both are very well done. In addition to the leveling guide, Kozen also wrote a crafting, Abyss, kinah and a couple of other guides which is a huge bonus. Most other guides (except for Killerguides) are only leveling guides.
With Kozen Aion leveling guide you also receive free updates and access to member forums where you can discuss various leveling tricks and tactics and even see some video guides. I think Kozen’s leveling guide is currently the best and no doubt will stay the best for a long time.
AionMastery is the latest guide amongst Aion leveling guides but it’s already a very serious competitor. It includes both Asmodian and Elyos leveling guides completed to level 40, which is probably already updated to 50 by the time you’re reading this. The guide is detailed and thorough however it doesn’t have as many additional tips and tricks for certain quest like Kozen’s guide has.
Aion Mastery also doesn’t have any screenshots to help you find stuff and included maps don’t have any notes — too bad, otherwise this would be a seriously outstanding guide. AionMastery has a kinah making guide (which is very good I might add) but it sells separately. Free updates are included but I’m afraid it’s simply not enough to beat the amazing contents, bonuses and support offered in Kozen’s guide.
Even though the leveling guide is only a part of this Aion (strategy) guide, I think that’s actually a positive thing. There’s a lot of extra stuff in this guide, including guides and info about classes, professions, PvP, equipment, kinah making and several other. Anyway, about the leveling guide: it’s miles better than what you may find in various forum topics or whatever. The quests are nicely outlined and if you follow the guide you’ll have no trouble reaching the level cap in less than two weeks (unless you play for 16 hours a day, then I guess you’ll be done in a few days!).
Killerguides Aion leveling guide is a good guide, however Kozen’s is more complete and detailed.
FTWGuides used to go by the name Ashling. I’ve had the chance of reviewing their Warhammer & Champions Online leveling guides and they were pretty good, and their Aion leveling guide is not bad also. It has maps and screenshots which you probably already guessed I really like to find in leveling guides, and it covers plenty — if not all quests.
Probably the most important thing about FTWGuides is that Elyos and Asmodian leveling guides sell separately, while in the two guides reviewed above it’s both included in one single guide. Despite FTWGuides Aion Leveling Guide being an overall good guide, I feel other guides simply offer more so I can’t help but give them better ratings.
Note: FTWGuides is no longer available.
KFGuides cover both the Asmodian and Elyos factions, but the negative side is you have to pay separately for both, just as FTWGuides. The guides are however well done and have screenshots and good quest information, but I don’t think that’s enough to beat the three guides above.
Another negative side is the fact you have to pay additionally for updates to this guide which is not the case with other leveling guides I reviewed so far. And with KFGuides you can be sure you will pay extra, because they are only finished to level 40 for now (by the time you’re reading this it’s possible it’s already 50).
I really recommend getting one of the guides reviewed above with better ratings. KFGuides just doesn’t cut it.
Note: KFGuides is no longer published.
Fantoms leveling guide unfortunately covers only the Asmodian faction. Wesley (the guide author) currently has no plans to write an Elyos leveling guide, which is really unfortunate. Anyway, about the guide: it has maps & screenshots which I really like, however it’s far from being complete to level 50, despite what the website says.
Free updates are included with Fantoms leveling guide, however I’m not certain when will that be: the guide has been out for some time now but without any updates so far. While it looks like a good leveling guide at first glance, Fantoms guide is not complete and even if it was I’d still give it a lower rating than top two guides.
Note: Fantoms leveling guide is no longer available.
Conclusion: I recommend downloading Kozen’s leveling guide, it’s overall the best guide available and won’t disappoint you!