Gathering 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 Gathering category focus on obtaining the large variety of resources used as materials in other Trade Skills ranging from iron mined to create weapons and armor, to fish caught for food preparation. Leveling up a Gathering skill unlocks the ability to gather a larger variety of resources including higher-level ones. This page features an overview of Gathering skills with each individual page detailing information such as resources that can be obtained and the areas they can be gathered from.
Leveling up Gathering skills
As with all Trade Skills, leveling up Gathering skills is done by continuously using the skill. Leveling up in a Gathering skill unlocks the ability to gather a wider variety of resources including higher-level ones. Additionally, leveling up in a gathering skill unlocks the ability to detect nearby resources, as well as special resources used to modify items created by Crafting skills.
Each Gathering skill requires the use of special Gathering Tools. These tools need to be equipped in order to perform the associated skill. Tools are available in different tiers, with higher tiers allowing you to gather equally higher tier resources, as well as providing bonuses to the Gathering skill such as gathering speed.
New World Gathering Trade Skills
Mining is the Gathering skill used to obtain materials such as Ores and Oil used in a variety of applications such as Crafting and Refining skills. Higher level miners can also gather elemental materials including motes, wisps, essences and quintessences which are used to craft elemental equipment and items. Miners use the Pickaxe tool to mine from a variety mining nodes and veins.
Skinning is the Gathering skill used to obtain Animal Hides used as materials for several Crafting and Refining recipes. Higher level skinners also develop a keen sense that allows them to track animals throughout the wilderness. Skinners use the Skinning Knife tool to obtain the hide of a variety of animals. Additionally, Skinners can acquire Red Meat from animals which is used in Cooking.
Fishing is the Gathering skill used to catch and obtain fish used as materials for several Crafting and Refining recipes. Fishers can catch a wide variety of fish from bodies of water all across Aeternum. Higher level fishers can detect fishing hotspots which increase the bite speed and rarity of fish caught, allowing them to be more efficient in gathering this resource. Additionally, fishers can use bait acquired from gathering, cooking or dropped by enemies to further increase their chances of obtaining rare fish. Fishers use the Pole tool to catch fish. There are also special Fishing Quests that the player can undertake.
Logging is the Gathering skill used to obtain a variety of Wood used as materials for several Crafting and Refining recipes. Higher level loggers also have a chance of obtaining rare resources such as sap. Loggers use the Logging Axe tool to obtain wood from a variety of trees and bushes.
Harvesting is the Gathering skill used to obtain materials ranging from Farm Plants used in Cooking to Cloth Fibers used in Weaving. Higher level Harvesters also gain the ability to track gathering nodes as well as magical plants and creatures from which they can obtain higher-level materials. Harvesters use the Sickle tool.