Starting a ladder reset right from the beginning is one of the easiest times to level. The best way to do this is to get a party of 7-8 friends that you know and can conversate with throughout the walkthrough. Start by all agreeing on who will be which character (make sure they are all characters that can help each other, i.e. summoner necro (amp), zealer (fantacism), sorc (static field), charge strike zon (boss killer), oak druid (massive life from oak),bo barb (massive life/defense from his shout and battle orders), and an assassin (for mind blast to knock back enemies). Of course to cause no fighting in between the walk through group, try to split the drops evenly between each person, don't be an item hog, just enjoy the reset and spend time with friends.
If you start late into ladder season but still want to walk through in pub games, here is what you want to do:
-1-14 (Normal Trist Runs)
-14-20 (Normal Tomb Runs)
-20-26 (Normal Cow Runs)
-26-40 (Normal Baal)
-40-50 (Nightmare Walk-Through Act 1)
-50-60 (Walk through all of Nightmare)
-60-99 (Magic Find in hell or do Hell chaos/baal)Magic Finding:
The best ladder magic finder is a CE necro (corpse explosion) because they have a very high AoE (explained in the paragraph below this one). The best places to magic find at the beginning of ladder is cows, chaos, and mephisto (these being the easiest to do).
When you are magic finding, there are a lot of factors you need to add together. These would be your % to find better magic items, AoE (Area of Effect, simply meaning the fast you kill monsters, the better items you find), and the number of people in-game. The best amount of magic find for any character is 300-450 magic find. If you go above 450, you will find more magic items then rare/uniques. The best places to magic find would be ilvl85 (Level 85 monsters) areas. These would include:☆ ☆ ☆ LVL 85 MONSTER AREAS☆ ☆ ☆
Take the Cold Plains to the burial grounds.
Pit, levels 1 and 2
Take the Black Marsh waypoint to the Tamoe Highland.
Maggot Lair, level 3
Located beneath the far Oasis.
Located underneath a trapdoor in the Lost City
Ruined Fane / Disused Reliquary
Take the Travincal waypoint to the Kurast Causeway.
Sewers level 2 / Forgotten Temple
Continuedown the Causeway to Upper Kurast.
River of Flame
Worldstone Keep levels 1-3
Throne of Destruction
This chart shows how often items (rare, magic, set, and unique) will drop with your xxx amount of magic find (however much you want, but remember, the best is 300-450)