The Ultimate Melvor Idle Leveling Guide
Melvor Idle is an idle skiller inspired by the Runescape franchise and made by Malcs out of Australia that incorporates all the elements of an engaging adventure game. It is playable on PCs and available on Google Play store and with over 20 skills to level up, the grind might appear overwhelming to some individuals. However, this guide aims to focus on the key aspects of the leveling process so that you can get the most out of your time. Whether you are a runescape newbie or coming from old school runescape, this guide should help you enjoy a fresh gameplay experience. So without further ado, let’s begin the climb.
How leveling works in Melvor Idle?
There are two major skill categories, Combat and Non-Combat. Combat skills are straightforward and do not have a Mastery Pool (discussed later on) whereas non-combat skills have one.
Now each non-combat skill is further divided into sub-skills with their own level progression. For instance, in Smithing, you start out with the Bronze Bar. Smithing is the master skill and the Bronze bar, headpiece, sword, etc. are all sub-skills.
When you’re smithing the metal, a part of that XP known as Skill XP goes to the main skill. According to the image, for every gold bar you smith, you receive 20 XP for your Smithing skill.
The Mastery XP is symbolized by the Cup icon. It counts towards the progression of the sub-skills. Getting more Mastery XP unlocks special perks such as, the chance to preserve an item while crafting, or to double the end product, only for that particular sub-skill, which is a gold bar in this case. If you want similar perks for silver and tin bars, you have to level them individually.
Finally, the Mastery Pool XP is different from both Skill and Mastery XP and is denoted by an encircled trophy symbol. These special perks are based on how much mastery you’ve accumulated overall for any given sub-skill. The great thing about the Mastery pool is, that you can spend the XP to level up the sub-skills, but it’s ill-advised because the perks offer better value.
Melvor Efficient leveling: How should you proceed?
There are two ways you can proceed when it comes to leveling: Efficiency or Fun.
Games are meant to be fun, so if you want to enjoy the game at a level at a comfortable pace carry on; there is no harm in that. Carry on playing however you want, you have my blessing.
However, if you want to squeeze out every bit of XP from the leveling system, and take advantage of any and all perks, then read on. Disclaimer though, this might not be the most fun experience for everyone but if you like grinding, you’ve come to the right place.
Why is astrology important for the game?
Each astrology sub-skill offers perks to two main skills
Astrology is one of the most underrated skills in Melvor Idle. Ask any pro player and they will tell you if they have the patience of a monk then max out astrology before anything else. But why?
You see, Astrology offers perks to every other skill in the game, ranging from 1-5%. It might not seem like much, but you have to understand that you’ll be grinding non-stop, and over time, every single percentage counts.
The best way you can enjoy the game and level at the same time is by creating two accounts. One account is your main, do whatever you want, level anything you wish. In the second account, only level Astrology.
Melvor is an Idle skill so even if you close the game, any skill that’s in progress will continue accumulating XP points for up to 18 hours. This means you only log into your second account and once every 18 hours check progress and leave.
Even in your main account, always level up astrology if you have no skill in mind that you want to level currently.
The most efficient method of accumulating money: Fishing
Cooked shark costs 674 gold
Not long before you play, you’ll realize that gold is a constant hurdle. You’ll need a steady supply of it if you want to upgrade your gear and fishing is the most efficient way of earning a quick buck.
Others may argue that gold bars are better, but that’s until you reach you unlock sharks in fishing. A cooked shark sells for 674 gold and a raw one for 270 gold. Cooking and fishing also offer tons of XP.
Farming- The only skill that can be simultaneously trained with other skills
Never leave your farms empty
In Melvor, you can only train one skill at a time, which means you cannot cut wood while fishing, or mine while cooking. However, farming is the only skill that does not interrupt any other pieces of training.
For instance, you can plant a tomato seed while catching a fish. Given that it takes a while for the crop to mature harvestable, it’s free XP. so always make sure you have all your farming plots occupied at all times.
Why spending mastery pool XP is bad for you
Mastery pool perks are super beneficial
The mastery pool XP offers significant benefits to each and every skill. Never spend it on leveling anyone sub-skill. The -50% chance to reroll specific modifiers is a huge deal, especially since stardust cannot be bought and is extremely hard to come across.
Why is spending money for extra bank slots wasteful, especially during the early game?
The cost keeps increasing every time you buy one
During the early game, you’ll have nothing of value that’s worth keeping. Everything you have will be exhausted, be it food or resources. You’re better spending money to upgrade tools so that you can rack up more experience points and level faster.
Everything you upgrade the ax or the fishing rod or the pickaxe the time to farm those items gets reduced by a fixed percentage.
So focus on leveling your tools rather than the bank for faster leveling.
The majority of your progression will take place offline. So knowing what tasks to prioritize first will help you level faster and more efficiently compared to the average player. Hopefully, you found this guide helpful, and feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below and check out our other guides like our Tavern Master Beginner’s Guide. Until next time.