(This list was last updated: Feb 10, 2021)
I was curious where I could go with my level and found it a bit difficult to spot the level range on the map. I know I can always “downlevel” to zones below my level. That means that the “1-15” does not tell you to leave Plains of Ashford once you’re level 16 or 17. You can stay there as long as you want because your level will be adjusted to the current area you are in. You will not be levelled up in PvE, though! I have already set foot into a high level area with Flummi and she didn’t feel comfortable at all in there. Neither did the poor guy in Kessex Hills with level 16 when he was surrounded by level 24 mobs. Sure, you can enter with level 15, but you should be aware of your surroundings as the mobs can be much higher in level than you are in some corners.
Region Explorable zone Level range Ascalon Plains of Ashford 1-15 Maguuma Jungle Caledon Forest 1-15 Maguuma Jungle Metrica Province 1-15 Shiverpeak Mountains Wayfarer Foothills 1-15 Kryta Queensdale 1-17 Ascalon Diessa Plateau 15-25 Kryta Kessex Hills 15-25 Maguuma Jungle Brisban Wildlands 15-25 Shiverpeaks Mountains Snowden Drifts 15-25 Kryta Gendarran Fields 25-35 Shiverpeak Mountains Lornar's Pass 25-40 Ascalon Fields of Ruin 30-40 Kryta Harathi Hinterlands 35-45 Ascalon Blazeridge Steppes 40-50 Shiverpeak Mountains Dredgehaunt Cliffs 40-50 Kryta Bloodtide Coast 45-55 Ascalon Iron Marches 50-60 Shiverpeak Mountains Timberline Falls 50-60 Maguuma Jungle Sparkfly Fen 55-65 Ascalon Fireheart Rise 60-70 Maguuma Jungle Mount Maelstrom 60-70 Ruins of Orr Straits of Devastation 70-75 Shiverpeak Mountains Frostgorge Sound 70-80 Ruins of Orr Malchor's Leap 75-80
Level 80 content:
Region Explorable zone Level Ruins of Orr Cursed Shore (accessible to everybody) and Siren's Landing (requires the Heart of Thorns expansion) 80 Ascalon Grothmar Valley (requires the Path of Fire expansion) 80 Sea of Sorrows Southsun Cove (accessible to everybody) 80 Heart of Maguuma Auric Basin, Bloodstone Fen, Dragon's Stand, Tangled Depths and Verdant Brink (all require the Heart of Thorns expansion) 80 Maguuma Wastes Dry Top and The Silverwastes (all require the Heart of Thorns expansion) 80 Ring of Fire Draconis Mons and Ember Bay (all require the Heart of Thorns expansion) 80 Shiverpeak Mountains Bitterfrost Frontier (requires the Heart of Thorns expansion), Thunderhead Peaks, Bjora Marches and Drizzlewood Coast (require the Path of Fire expansion) 80 Kryta Lake Doric (requires the Heart of Thorns expansion) 80 Crystal Desert Crystal Oasis, Desert Highlands, Domain of Istan, Domain of Kourna, Domain of Vabbi, Elon Riverlands, Jahai Bluffs, Sandswept Isles, The Desolation and Dragonfall (all require the Path of Fire expansion) 80
I have mostly played through the starting areas so far (sylvari and asura) and ran through the human starter area to grab a few waypoints. I really loved Skrittsburgh in Brisban Wildlands, but haven’t seen or been to much other areas there. Looking at this list makes me realize how much I have missed already and I am only level 23. There’s definitely enough content to run through the zones again with another alt or two… and then there are dynamic events which means I probably haven’t seen everything anyway. Very nice! This game is making me want to explore and do nothing else and it rewards me with everything I need to reach max. level.