Crafting in New World is one of the categories of Trade Skills. Trade Skills are a variety of non-combat skills that the player can invest in and master. Trade Skills belonging to the Crafting category focus on creating a large variety of items ranging from weapons and consumables to ammunition and furniture. Leveling up a Crafting skill unlocks more recipes as well as more powerful versions of existing recipes. This page covers all Crafting skills and recipes the player can acquire in the game.
Leveling up Crafting skills
As with all Trade Skills, leveling up Crafting skills is done by continuously crafting items of the Crafting skill's type. Leveling up in a Crafting skill unlocks more recipes as well as more powerful versions of known recipes. In addition, a higher Crafting level will provide certain bonuses depending on the skill and items crafted.
For Crafting skills that create equipment such as Weapons and Armor, increasing the Crafting skill level will allow the player to craft gear with a higher Gear Score. Gear Score has a base value determined by the base Material used, which serve as tiers. For example, a beginner Weaponsmith will be able to craft Iron tier weapons with a Gear Score ranging from 200 to 210 while an advanced Weaponsmith can craft the same Iron tier weapons with Gear Scores of 290 and above. Leveling up in Weaponsmithing will also unlock recipes for higher tier weapons such as Steel which has a higher base Gear Score of 300. Additionally, higher Crafting skill levels will eventually raise the minimum Gear Score level as well.
For Crafting skills that create consumables, increasing the skill level can improve resource efficiency, yielding more items for the same amount of ingredients. For example, a beginner Arcanist will craft Healing Tinctures at a 1:1 ratio while an advanced Arcanist will have a chance of producing more tinctures per crafting attempt. This increase in efficiency becomes more evident when bulk crafting is performed, where players can see up to a 30% increase in crafting yield for the same amount of resources.
Perks and Gem Sockets
While Crafting a piece of equipment, it has a small chance of gaining one or more Perks or an Empty Gem Socket. While these outcomes are random, players can use the special resource Azoth during the crafting process to improve the chances of getting perks, a socket or both. Additionally, there are a large amount of special resources that can be gathered in the world that, when used during the crafting process, can dictate what Perk is added to the piece of equipment. However, there are still no guarantees that a Perk or Gem Socket will indeed be added to the piece of equipment but the chance increases as the Crafting skill level increases.
New World Crafting Trade Skills
Weaponsmithing focuses on crafting Melee Weapons such as Swords, Rapiers, Hatchets, War Hammers and Shields.
Armoring allows for the crafting of Armor as well as Storage Bags.
Engineering is used to craft Ranged Weapons such as Bows and Muskets as well as the Ammunition for them.
Jewelcrafting is a Crafting skill focused on crafting Trinkets such as Amulets, Rings, and Earrings. Jewelcrafters can also craft Gems that can be affixed to equipment with sockets.
Arcana is a Crafting skill focused on crafting Magical Weapons such as Staves. Additionally, Arcanists can craft Potions and Tinctures which are consumables that can provide a variety of effects such as health and mana restoration, buffs and removal of harmful effects such as poison.
Cooking is a Crafting skill focused on making Meals and Drinks which offer a large variety of boosts including warding against certain enemy types, improved health or mana recovery, bonuses to crafting yield for other Crafting skills and many more. Additionally, Cooks can craft Dyes used to color parts of Armor.
Furnishing is a Crafting skill focused on making Furniture, Storage and Trophies for player housing.