One of Jinwoo's special moves in Solo Leveling ARISE.
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Best ways to farm EXP in Solo Leveling ARISE

It's time to level up!

As you play your way through the episode list to complete various quests within the story, you'll soon reach a point where you want to start farming EXP to level up Sung Jinwoo and the Hunters in his team. Any other Hunters you have unlocked cannot be leveled up beyond Jinwoo's current level, so let's lay down the best ways to farm EXP in Solo Leveling ARISE.

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5 Great ways to farm EXP in Solo Leveling Arise

Solo Leveling Arise is the newest gacha-style RPG game to come to PC and mobile. Released on May 8, 2024, the game is based on the 2016 South Korean web novel Solo Leveling. A quick hint about the mechanics of the game is the alternative translation of the manwha: 'Only I Level Up.'

Jinwoo's alternative self in Solo Leveling ARISE.
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You play as Sung Jinwoo, who has been dubbed 'The Weakest Hunter of All Mankind' by his fellow Hunters. But this changes, and you get the opportunity to grow with Jinwoo as he discovers his inner strength. Unlike other gacha RPG games, such as the extremely popular Genshin Impact, you will not need to suffer leveling up all of the Hunters on your team during play. Instead, you can focus your EXP farming on Jinwoo and the rest of his companions simply fall into place as he gets stronger.

5. Play the story

Jinwoo fighting the Blue Spirit Golem in Solo Leveling ARISE.
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This might seem like one of the most obvious things, but if you want to level up, you need to play through the episode list that the game offers you. After you're done with the introductory ones, you can even go back and replay episodes to try and get better scores than you did the first time.

You won't earn much EXP during the beginning of the story, but the amount rises as you continue to play your way through.

4. Complete side chapters

The first playable Side Chapter in Solo Leveling ARISE.
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Alongside the main story quests, you'll be able to find 'side chapters' that you can complete for extra EXP. These side chapters can only be completed by playing as the Hunter that the side chapter is about, so you might not get much opportunity to complete these in the early stages of your game.

Continue to unlock more Hunters, and you'll be able to play other side chapters to boost your EXP.

3. Open the Gates

The Gates map from Solo Leveling ARISE.
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New players will be introduced to Gates during the long tutorial that Solo Leveling ARISE offers its players. The first time you play a Gate, you'll be told by Hwang Eunju that they're dangerous but that you can get a lot of resources from them.

There are a few different Gates that you'll encounter when playing Solo Leveling ARISE:

  • Standard Gates: These can be played using Jinwoo or any other Hunter on your team.
  • Dungeons: These can only be played using Jinwoo or by having him on your team.
  • Red Gates: Unlocked after Chapter 7 is cleared, known as the most difficult Gates to beat.
  • Bonus Gates: Spawn randomly, check the map occasionally to find these.
  • Special Gates: Have special requirements to be able to complete them, so be sure to check those before you go in or you'll fail.

The completion of each Gate will award you various items and EXP. You can raise or lower the difficulty of Gates as you continue to level up Jinwoo. Remember to also send teams off Mining when you're continuing with other tasks. It's not a lot of EXP, but it's a lot of gold!

2. Activity Funds

The first Activity Funds collection in Solo Leveling ARISE.
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Activity Funds are a great way to earn a few EXP without doing a thing. They work on a tier system that increases as Jinwoo levels up, meaning that you'll be able to get more free EXP and items by nothing absolutely nothing except playing the game.

As well as EXP, your Activity Funds will give you Gold and Enhancement items. These will help you on your quest to make Jinwoo a stronger Hunter so that he can shed his old moniker. Don't bother continuously gathering your rewards, you can gather the accumulation of them every 24 hours to save time.

1. Power of Destruction Mode

A comic strip from a Solo Leveling ARISE cutscene.
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It goes without saying that you should fight everything you can in this game. The combat system is pretty intuitive, particularly if you're playing on PC and not limited by only having a touchscreen to fight on. All the special attack keys are located within easy reach, and you don't need to waste time actively running through dungeons or Gates because the game has an auto-run feature.

But the best combat feature for EXP is Power of Destruction Mode. PoD mode activates later on in the game — after clearing Chapter 14. Together with your party of chosen Hunters, you can pin your skills against Pitch-black Flame Ennio! PoD mode records the total time you survived the battle and the total damage inflicted during the allotted time.

Looking for more Pro Game Guides Solo Leveling ARISE content? Check out our guide on How to fix Solo Leveling Arise black screen error and Solo Leveling Arise Codes (May 2024) – Free rerolls and Gold.


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