As solo leveling with no supply restriction, Anubis seems to be the fastest place to level.
It takes 1 x G.Fist cast to kill Anubis.
Each G.Fist, based on my stats, I typically need 4 Blue Potions.
So I was wondering, if I use a Battle Manual to boost an additional 50% exp from base Anubis exp (which is 28,000 at 100% rate), I would definitely need lesser number of G.Fist to level (higher exp per G.Fist).
This in turn will save me the number of Blue Potions required. i.e. 4 Blue Potions per G.Fist I save = some zeny save!
However, Battle Manual also introduce some costs!
Then it occurred to me the question of:
"How much effectively I can save from Blue Potion use by having Battle Manual always activated?"
So I did some math on this and got the result.
Mind you, this result is totally expected, and by no means an impressive discovery.
Nevertheless, here it is.
Non-VIP vs Non-VIP+Battle Manual
Verdict: You need to be killing one Anubis every 15 seconds for the cost of Battle Manual to breakeven with your saving on Blue Potions use (i.e. 4 no.'s with every G.Fist)
Any slower kill than 15 seconds each, you better off without Battle Manual cost wise.
VIP vs VIP+Battle Manual
Verdict: You need one Anubis kill every 11.25 seconds! Even shorter time!!!
Given there's a 10 seconds window in between G.Fist, using Battle Manual will not save you any cost from having to use lesser number of Blue Potions.
Battle Manual lets you level 33% faster for Non-VIP, and 25% faster for VIP!
Definite worth it if time is gold for you!!!
Just sharing my other relevant information from the math I did as below:
At 200% exp rate, and needing 4 Blue Potions per G.Fist, 1m exp will cost me 540k zeny with 2.5m per Silvervine100 rate.
Edited by khairul1234, 21 November 2017 - 02:24 AM.