Age of Conan Strategy Guide
  • Discover the most efficient path to hit the level cap
  • Optimize your character performance by gear, spell and abilities recommendations
  • Learn how to wisely spend points and create the most awesome feat build
  • Become a well respected guild member with your crafting contribution
  • Explore and take advantage of the most rewarding gold making strategies

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Age of Conan Leveling & Strategy Guide

  • Discover the most efficient path to hit the level cap
  • Optimize your character performance by gear, spell and abilities recommendations
  • Learn how to wisely spend points and create the most awesome feat build
  • Become a well respected guild member with your crafting contribution
  • Explore and take advantage of the most rewarding gold making strategies

1 to 80 Leveling Path: Reaching level cap is no longer an illusive target. All you have to do is follow our step-by-step guidelines. The Age of Conan guide walks you through a well researched and optimized leveling path that anyone can follow and reach the end game without wasting any valuable time.

Gold Making: Not having enough gold can ruin your experience in Hyborian Kingdoms. Gold is not everything in this barbaric world but it makes life a lot easier with better gear, more consumables and guild recognition. The Age of Conan guide offers various alternatives of highly efficient gold-making strategies.

Character Creation: With the complexity of the Age of Conan race and class system, the choices you have to make can be overwhelming and there is no turning back. The AoC guide analyzes each race and class in detail and helps you make informed decisions for choosing the right character that suits your playstyles.

Skills and Abilities: Chances are that you are not using 100% of your character's potential. The Age of Conan guide fulfills the gap by revealing secrets to each skill and ability as well as advanced techniques to pull off deadly combos and destructive spellweaving casts.

Feat Development: How do you spend your hard earned points you gain with each level? The AoC guide answers this question with a thorough guide to developing your character's feat tree. The guide explores different builds and recommends the most effective solution for soloing, PVP, raiding or multi-purpose playstyle.

Weapon and Equipment: Undecided on your gear choice? How can you achieve maximum damage for each class? Searching for the right weapon/feat combination or just looking for an epic piece of armor? The Age of Conan guide saves you time on research and provides a list of weapon and equipment recommendations you do not want to miss out, and how to acquire them.

End Game Guide: Whether you want to raid the toughest boss or participate in a full scale siege warfare between guilds, the Age of Conan guide makes sure you are properly prepared for any end game content. The included PVP guide gives a run down on all classes you will face and clearly advise the right strategies to use against them.

Crafting Guide: The Age of Conan guide also comes with a compact guide to crafting professions in AoC that explains how crafting can turn a good profit, both financially and reputation wise. Find out how to obtain recipes that will sell like crazy in the tradeposts and how to contribute to your team with the most valuable guild resources.

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AoC Grinder - Age of Conan Bot

AoC Grinder is the most advanced experience grinding bot available for Age of Conan. It features an easy-to-use interface, fully customizable options for every last detail, and is fully capable of grinding every class from 1 to 80 within a respectable period of time. AoC Grinder is, and always will be, the ultimate grinding bot for Age of Conan. That's a promise.

  • Supports all 12 classes - no one is left out!

  • YOU are in control of what combos and spells are used. This also means that any feat template can integrate perfectly into AoC Grinder's system

  • Automatically reads all combo attacks - you are free to use any combo in the game, flawlessly

  • Heals, loots, and can even be programmed to harvest resources

  • Casts and re-casts buffs as needed

  • Uses an accurate, easy-to-use travel pathing system - say goodbye to those 2nd class bots that sprint around randomly, running into walls

  • Live messaging system allows administrators to come in contact with AoC Grinder users to alert them of updates and other important news while the bot is running

  • Bot is updated often to add new features - these updates are installed automatically using AoC Grinder's live updating system

  • Virtually undetectable - extreme measures have been taken to ensure that you will not be caught at any time

  • Full customer support provided to everyone - responses usually take no longer than a few hours!
You can download the bot on rapidshare.

AoC Grinder FAQ

Q. How does AoC Grinder work?
A. AoC Grinder acts just like a normal human. It runs around on a "path" that YOU create and fights any mobs that it finds along the way. It looks at your health, stamina, and mana to ensure that you are capable of producing good results, and will use combat methods that YOU design. While AoC Grinder is looping through its path, you can do whatever you want without giving any thought to your computer screen. Essentially, AoC Grinder temporarily replaces you, as a whole.

Q. Can I hack with AoC Grinder?
A. No. I know there are several programs out there that give you teleportation capabilities, increased speed, etc., but that is not what AoC Grinder is meant to do. It is meant to harvest resources, grind experience levels, and obtain loot. In the long run, that's more than any hack can give you, anyways.

Q. Can I get banned for using AoC Grinder?
A. There's always a chance. However, because AoC Grinder is so new and there are no other bots that currently offer the same undetectability features that AoC Grinder has, the chances of you getting banned are very slim. Of course, this program is against Funcom's terms of service, so you DO need to know that using this program is not endorsed by the company.

Q. Is AoC Grinder detectable?
A. Absolutely not. VisualBots takes our programs to the next level with the most advanced undetectability features. We have remained hidden from Blizzard Entertainment with our PvP bot, VisualPvP, and it is safe to say we will continue to maintain success with AoC Grinder. There is always a chance the bot will be detected, but it is a slim chance at that.

Q. Is AoC Grinder easy to set up? I'm horrible with computers.
A. AoC Grinder is extremely easy to set up. In fact, the program sports what we call an "Easy Setup Wizard" which will walk you through every step in setting up the bot to ensure that you do not get confused. If you still need additional help, you can always ask on the forums or contact me.

Q. Does AoC Grinder require a special user interface? Do I need to use the default user interface to run this bot?
A. AoC Grinder is made to be used in conjunction with any custom user interface. There is not one type of UI that we prefer over the others; it is very simple to adapt the bot to your own preferences at any time.

Q. How much does AoC Grinder cost?
A. Please use the demo mode before purchasing to ensure that you like the bot. AoC Grinder costs a one-time fee of $14.95. After that, you will be free to use this software forever. Note, however, that by paying to use this program, you may not share your program key with other people. It is easy for us to track those who share their key, and the key will be banned from our database forever. Unfortunately, if this occurs, you will not receive a refund. This is simply how VisualBots protects its software from being pirated.

Q. How does AoC Grinder find things to kill?
A. After setting up your travel path, AoC Grinder will begin running until it sees a killable mob in the vicinity. When this occurs, it will stop traveling and will begin attacking the mob until it dies. Then, it will check for additional mobs that are attacking you, and if there are none, it will rest, then loot. If you set AoC Grinder to cast buffs on your character, it may cast them during this time as well. Then, it will begin traveling again, repeating the process until you want it to stop. As you would imagine, within just a few hours your bags will be filled with more money, valuable items, and your character will have gained a nice amount of experience points!

Q. Can AoC Grinder do quests for me?
A. Yes, to some extent. If you have a quest that asks you to kill X amount of mobs or collect Y amount of items, you can set AoC Grinder to hunt in a designated area where you need to kill a particular mob. When you check up on your character in an hour or two, you may find that the quests have been completed.

Q. Will AoC Grinder attack other players?
A. AoC Grinder will not intentionally attack other players, and probably never will. In the future, we may enable AoC Grinder to fight back when it is attacked, but for now we do not wish for this feature to be implemented.

Q. What happens if my character dies?
A. When your character dies, AoC Grinder can do one of two things: pause itself and play an alarm, or resurrect and continue using the path you previously designed to kill mobs. In the future, more options will be added for your character's death.

Q. What about eating, drinking, and buffing?
A. AoC Grinder is fully capable of eating, drinking, and buffing your character when needed. Simply specify the hotkeys you want to use to buff your character along with the cooldown time, and AoC Grinder will take care of the rest.

Q. I keep dying - what am I doing wrong?
A. First, make sure the bot is doing what it's supposed to be doing. Is it using its combos properly? Is it resting and using potions as needed? Is it casting spells properly? If not, you may want to re-configure the bot. Otherwise, you may wish to create a new travel path, edit your current choice of spells/combos used, or try to grind elsewhere.

Q. What mobs is AoC Grinder best at killing?
A. For the most part, AoC Grinder is capable of killing any mob - whether it is melee or ranged. However, it is always best for your travel path to contain as many melee mobs as possible. Also, if your character does not have a ranged pulling attack or a "charge" attack (such as Hellstep), you may want to refrain from trying to kill ranged mobs.

Q. What are the system requirements?
A. You will not be able to run AoC Grinder on a Mac or an extremely old version of Windows, such as Windows ME or Windowes 98. There also seems to be compatibility issues with 64-bit systems, but try it out anyways. Other than that, you should be good to go. Also, please note that you will need .NET Framework 2.0 installed. More than likely, however, you already have this installed on your system. When in doubt, just try to run AoC Grinder. It won't make your computer explode; I promise.

Q. AoC Grinder is crashing my game! What do I do?
A. There is no possible way for AoC Grinder to directly crash your game. More than likely, your system does not have enough memory to run Age of Conan very reliably to begin with, and with the addition of AoC Grinder rapidly controlling your character, your system runs out of memory. Try closing any other programs you have open, or get a memory upgrade.

Q. Can I type while running AoC Grinder?
A. AoC Grinder uses the movement keys to move. Therefore, while it is moving, you can type; however, while in combat, you will need to make sure your chat frame is not in use.

Q. I still can't get this thing to work! I'm so frustrated. What do I do now?
A. Try our forums. I will monitor them frequently to try to answer your questions as soon as possible. If I don't get to you in time, someone else will. The point of the forums is to establish an active community and give you the opportunity to discuss the bot with others.

Q. I'm not very good at creating travel paths for AoC Grinder. Can I have one of yours?
A. Drop by our forums. There is a category specifically designed to hold a horde of travel paths created by myself and the rest of AoC Grinder's users.

AoC Classes

Classes in Age of Conan are divided into four archetypes:

* Priest
* Soldier
* Rogue
* Mage


Priests in Age of Conan are a step beyond the stereotype of a vulnerable healer - they can call forth the power of their deities to smite and expose their enemies whilst protecting and aiding their allies. While the priest is certainly the cornerstone of a good team-in that they provide the vital restoration skills required to keep their allies standing in battle-they are much more than just a simple healer.

Priests draw on the strength of their faith, and their abilities are derived from the power of their respective deities. Each god provides unique aspects to their followers, from the lethal poisons of the snake god Set to the elemental powers of nature itself harnessed by the Stormcaller.

The priests of Hyboria can be broadly split between those that follow the shamanic path and those that dedicate themselves as high priests of a deity.

Trusting in their respective deities to preserve their lives priests largely wear light armor, and need to avoid direct melee confrontation wherever possible.

Priest classes are:
* Priest of Mitra
* Tempest of Set
* Bear Shaman


Soldiers are able to wear heavier armor than any other class, the warrior is able to soak up damage like no other. The heavy armor also allows the warrior to resist knock-back attacks more than any other class. Later specialization classes gain a defensive and offensive stance, the warrior is able to decide whether to hunker down when under attack, or go into a battle frenzy and significantly increase damage output while lowering defense. This class is great for anyone who is familiar with hand to hand combat.

Soldier classes:
* Conqueror
* Dark Templar
* Guardian


Unconventional and devious fighters, characters in the Rogue Archetype are those intent on causing maximum harm to their opponents through any means necessary.

These classes are not the disciplined soldiers of the warrior archetype, but cunning and often vicious opponents that their enemies would be unfortunate to meet in one of the many dark corners of Hyboria.

Capable of dealing great amounts of damage to their victims, they typically wear lighter armor for the sake of mobility and secrecy. Rogues use a variety of weapon combinations based on situation and necessity, dispatching their enemies in a brutally efficient manner.

Rogue classes:
* Barbarian
* Ranger
* Assassin


The Mage archetype is based around inflicting damage. While they're all able to do magical damage, their primary method of dealing damage varies, from the Herald of Xotli doing primarily melee damage, to the Necromancer which animates the dead to provide powerful pets. Mages wear either cloth armor or silk armor, so they are unable to withstand much direct conflict, however classes like the Herald of Xotli are able to fuse with the bones of the dead, which gives them great physical strength to withstand melee damage, and deal some themselves.

All the mage classes draw their powers from dark sources, whether demonic or undead. While this enables them to dish out huge amounts of damage, it comes with a price. Through spellweaving, the mages are able to bind together spells to create more powerful attacks. However, the more powerful their spell becomes, the larger is the chance of ill-effects as a result of spellweaving.

Only Stygian players can play the Mage archetype.

Mage classes:
* Herald of Xotli
* Demonologist
* Necromancer

Age of Conan Crafting Professions

Note that one player can only get 2 crafting professions out of the ones listed below.


Picking up this trade allows you to craft various types of weaponry, from swords to staffs, from daggers to crossbows. Everything needed to kill your opponents!


If you wish to go the completely opposite route from the weaponsmith, try picking up the armorsmithing craft that allows you to craft various types of armor pieces.


Do you enjoy mixing things into vials and seeing how the result affects people? Then you should try your luck at alchemy, allowing you to make various types of potions.


City-building is an integral part of Age of Conan, and you will need someone skilled in the arts of architecture to draw up the plans needed for the different buildings.


Monsters tend to drop rough gems that the gemcutter can turn into powerful enchantments, and these can be placed into other crafted items to make them more potent.