Builds for New World covers an arrangement of character statistics such as skills, feats, specializations, and gear such as weapons and armor that defines a player's specific set of playstyle. This page covers a list of recommended builds that can be used by various players to test out different playstyles.
Best Builds of New World
- PvP Builds for War
- PvP Builds for Small Scale / Overland
- PvE Corruption-fighting Builds
- PvE Expedition Builds
- Crafting and Fishing Builds
New World Builds
The Best Builds for New World are usually those that are optimized for specific tasks, but also fit the player's style of play. When creating your character, you should consider that you have many weapons to pick from, and many weapon masteries associated to each of them. You can re-spec your character at any time, but your time invested into one weapon won't necessarily translate to another, so you should begin by doing research into the type of character you want to play: Are you looking for a PvP build or a PvE build? Ranged or Melee? Do you want an Ice caster or Fire Caster, or are you more insterested in dealing with corruption or exploring the many status effects of the game?
Whatever your Build for New World, the MMO has plenty of variety and opportunity, so read on and make your choices!
The Musketeer Build Guide: This Musket and Rapier Build focuses on using the Musket at range to pick off both enemies and players, only using the rapier when enemies get close. This is a PvE and PvP Build that is good both on the landscape while Questing, and also when fighting other players. If you’ve been looking for a good Musket and Rapier Build, then this Guide is for you.
The Whirlwind Build Guide: This Great Axe and War Hammer Build focuses on dealing insane AoE damage, while also crowd controlling and containing enemies and players alike. This is a PvE and PvP Build that is not only good for Questing, and PvP, but also for Expeditions, and does some of the highest AoE DPS in New World. If you’ve been looking for a good Great Axe and War Hammer Build, then this Guide is for you
The Hunter Build Guide: This Hunter Cyclone Bow and Spear Build that focuses on dealing damage over time, as well as significant AoE damage to destroy enemies quickly, while also knocking them down, preventing you and your teammates from taking damage. This is a PvE Build designed specifically with Expeditions in mind, but can also be used for PvE in general, and can be adapted to PvP should you be so inclined. If you’ve been looking for a good Bow and Spear Build, then this Guide is for you.
Defiant Shockwave Tank Build Guide: This Sword and Shield Tank Build Guide focuses on Tanking in both Dungeons, as well as in groups out on the landscape in Elite questing areas. It has excellent surviveability due to the Shield passives, and ability to Block a large amount of attacks. But more importantly, it has threat generation, forcing enemies to attack you, protecting your party members. If you’ve been looking for a good Tank Build, then this Guide is for you.
Life Embrace Healer Build Guide: This Life Staff Healer Build Guide focuses healing Expeditions, and supporting your group with some AoE damage via the Ice Gauntlets. This is a PvE Build that is mainly used for Expeditions, but can also be used for more challenging PvE areas, like those with Elites, and can be adapted for PvP as well. If you’ve been looking for a good Life Staff healing Build, then this Guide is for you.
The Berserker Hatches Build Guide. . This Hatchet Build Guide focuses on surviveability and damage, and is excellent for the solo player who may be having a hard time. This Build is also fantastic in Expeditions, group play, and in PvP, making it one of the best all around Builds in New World. If you’ve been looking for a great Hatchet Build, then this Guide is for you.
Pick a Build by Weapon
Sword & Shield Builds
Great Axe Builds
War Hammer Builds
War Hammer Mastery - This is a Strength scaling weapon that focuses on strong-hitting melee damage
Ice Gauntlet Builds
Ice Gauntlet Mastery - A short / mid ranged weapon that scales off Intelligence and deals cold and ice damage in AoE effects. Debuffs and Crowd Control builds will enjoy this weapon.
More Builds Coming Soon!