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Experience For Non-partied Players

If the monster is between 5-10 levels above or below you, you will receive between 100% and 5% experience points, receiving fewer experience points as the difference increases. If the level difference is large (10 levels or more), you will only receive 5% of experience points for that monster.

This is the table used to adjust the experience gained:

    Monster above your level and character under 25:
    lvls	exp %
    5 to 0	100
    6	88
    7	68
    8	36
    9	15
    10	5
    >10	5
    
    Monster above your level and character 25+
    EXP*(Player Level / Monster Level)
    
    Monsters below your level:
    clvl-mlvl	exp %
    >10     	5
    10      	5
    9       	24
    8       	43
    7       	62
    6       	81
    1 to 5  	100
    

After experience is calculated, the following penalties will apply. For example a level 70 character only receives 95.31% of the experience.

Level Experience Level Experience Level Experience
70 95.31% 80 48.44% 90 5.96%
71 90.63% 81 43.75% 91 4.49%
72 85.94% 82 39.06% 92 3.42%
73 81.25% 83 34.38% 93 2.54%
74 76.56% 84 29.69% 94 1.95%
75 71.88% 85 25.00% 95 1.46%
76 67.19% 86 18.75% 96 1.07%
77 62.50% 87 14.06% 97 0.78%
78 57.81% 88 10.55% 98 0.59%
79 53.13% 89 7.91%    

As you can see, high-level characters receive only a small amount of experience for killing low-level monsters. Similarly, low-level characters only get a small amount of experience for killing high-level monsters.

What happens when two neutral players attack the same monster?
Whichever player makes the killing blow will get the experience.

Experience In a Party
The total experience earned for killing a monster is increased by 35% when a party member of the killer is in the same named area, defined as the "level" on the Automap. Then the pool is divided as explained below:

The total experience earned for killing a monster is divided evenly among all party members. Each member's share of the experience is equal to the member's level divided by the sum of all members' levels. This Experience Share is then multiplied by another percentage, calculated on a sliding scale that is based on the difference between your character's level and the monster's level, regardless of whether you are in a party or not. The sliding scale only applies if the difference is between 5 and 10 levels. With a small difference (5 levels or less), you receive 100% of your Experience Share. With a large difference (10 levels or more), you will receive 5% of your Experience Share. As a result, high-level characters receive only a small amount of experience for killing low-level monsters. Similarly, low-level characters only get a small amount of experience for killing high-level monsters. This is so that a low-level character running in a high-level party won't receive ridiculous amounts of experience fighting high-level monsters that only his party-mates can destroy.

Finally, only those party members within 2 screens of the monster death receive experience.

Do you get any extra or bonus experience for being in a party?
Yes.

Experience Loss In Nightmare and Hell Difficulty
In Nightmare and Hell difficulties, you lose experience each time you die. However, you will never lose a level. Your experience loss (5% in Nightmare, and 10% in Hell) is applied to the difference in experience points between your current level and the next level. For example, If you reached level X with 1,000,000 experience and you would reach level X+1 at 2,000,000 experience, then the penalty is 5% or 10% of (2,000,000 - 1,000,000): 5% or 10% of 1,000,000 points.

You can regain some experience in Nightmare and Hell Difficulty by recovering your corpse
In Nightmare and Hell difficulty settings, whenever your character dies, he or she suffers a loss of gold and experience points. In games of Diablo II: Lord of Destruction, if you recover your corpse at the location of its demise, you can regain 75% of the experience points you lost. If, however, you choose to 'Save and Exit' out of your current game in order to restart and recover your body in town, you will not regain any of your lost experience.

Do you get any experience for killing monsters that were resurrected by other monsters?
No. You only get experience from killing a monster the first time.

Do Hirelings and Minions steal your experience?
No. You don't lose any experience for using Hirelings. In fact, you gain experience, because the experience points from their kills are added to your own experience point totals.

Monster Experience In Multiplayer Games
Monsters' experience value and Hit Points will change with the number of players in the game. When more people join a game, the monsters become harder, and as they leave the game, the monsters become easier. For the ultimate challenge, fight solo against monsters on Hell difficulty in an 8-player game. In multiplayer, when a monster is created, its Hit Points are multiplied by the number of players in the game: (Life = Hit Points * (Number of Players + 1) / 2). The monster's base experience value is determined by the following formula:

Experience = X * (n + 1) / 2

X = base experience
n = # of players in the game

Upping the Party Members in Single Player and TCP/IP
Typing "/players X", where X is a number between the current number of players and the maximum (8), in the message box will set the effective number of players in the game (in single player, open Battle.net and TCP/IP games only). This will increase the Monster Life, Experience, and Item Drops. If this command sets the number of players higher than the current amount of players in the game, the added amount of players will be considered to be just in the game, and not part of your party.



Level Experience Experience to Next Level
1 - 500
2 500 1,000
3 1,500 2,250
4 3,750 4,125
5 7,875 6,300
6 14,175 8,505
7 22,680 10,206
8 32,886 11,510
9 44,396 13,319
10 57,715 14,429
11 72,144 18,036
12 90,180 22,545
13 112,725 28,181
14 140,906 35,226
15 176,132 44,033
16 220,165 55,042
17 275,207 68,801
18 344,008 86,002
19 430,010 107,503
20 537,513 134,378
21 671,891 167,973
22 839,864 209,966
23 1,049,830 262,457
24 1,312,287 328,072
25 1,640,359 410,090
26 2,050,449 512,612
27 2,563,061 640,765
28 3,203,826 698,434
29 3,902,260 761,293
30 4,663,553 829,810
31 5,493,363 904,492
32 6,397,855 985,897
33 7,383,752 1,074,627
34 8,458,379 1,171,344
35 9,629,723 1,276,765
36 10,906,488 1,391,674
37 12,298,162 1,516,924
38 13,815,086 1,653,448
39 15,468,534 1,802,257
40 17,270,791 1,964,461
41 19,235,252 2,141,263
42 21,376,515 2,333,976
43 23,710,491 2,544,034
44 26,254,525 2,772,997
45 29,027,522 3,022,566
46 32,050,088 3,294,598
47 35,344,686 3,591,112
48 38,935,798 3,914,311
49 42,850,109 4,266,600
50 47,116,709 4,650,593
Level Experience Experience to Next Level CS Runs to Next Level
51 51,767,302 5,069,147 -
52 56,836,449 5,525,370 -
53 62,361,819 6,022,654 -
54 68,384,473 6,564,692 -
55 74,949,165 7,155,515 -
56 82,104,680 7,799,511 -
57 89,904,191 8,501,467 -
58 98,405,658 9,266,598 -
59 107,672,256 10,100,593 -
60 117,772,849 11,009,646 -
61 128,782,495 12,000,515 -
62 140,783,010 13,080,560 -
63 153,863,570 14,257,811 -
64 168,121,381 15,541,015 -
65 183,662,396 16,939,705 -
66 200,602,101 18,464,279 -
67 219,066,380 20,126,064 -
68 239,192,444 21,937,409 -
69 261,129,853 23,911,777 -
70 285,041,630 26,063,836 3
71 311,105,466 28,409,582 3
72 339,515,048 30,966,444 4
73 370,481,492 33,753,424 5
74 404,234,916 36,791,232 5
75 441,026,148 40,102,443 6
76 481,128,591 43,711,663 6
77 524,840,254 47,645,713 8
78 572,485,967 51,933,826 10
79 624,419,793 56,607,872 11
80 681,027,665 61,702,579 12
81 742,730,244 67,255,812 15
82 809,986,056 73,308,835 17
83 883,294,891 79,906,630 22
84 963,201,521 87,098,226 29
85 1,050,299,747 94,937,067 40
86 1,145,236,814 103,481,403 60
87 1,248,718,217 112,794,729 80
88 1,361,512,946 122,946,255 140
89 1,484,459,201 134,011,418 220
90 1,618,470,619 146,072,446 440
91 1,764,543,065 159,218,965 800
92 1,923,762,030 173,548,673 1740
93 2,097,310,703 189,168,053 3780
94 2,286,478,756 206,193,177 5150
95 2,492,671,933 224,750,564 6750
96 2,717,422,497 244,978,115 12250
97 2,962,400,612 267,026,144 22250
98 3,229,426,756 291,058,498 36375
99 3,520,485,254 - -