Swordmaster is one of the two available skill trees for the Sword & Shield Mastery in New World. Swordmaster skill tree mainly focus on boosting the player's offensive capabilities by increasing the damage output, granting more mobility, and taking advantage of the Sword & Shield combo to stun Enemies. Sword & Shield mainly benefit from Strength, but Dexterity also contributes although on a secondary level.
All Swordmaster Abilities in New World
Swordmaster Tree Active Abilities
A stab attack that deal 175% weapon damage
Cooldown: 20 seconds
Deal 145% weapon damage to all foes within 2 meters
Cooldown: 15 seconds
Swordmaster Tree Passive Abilities
Swords critical strike chance increased by 10%.
Move 33% faster while blocking.
Deal 20% more damage to slowed foes.
While health is full, deal 15% more damage.
Successfull Heavy Attack grants you 30% Empower for 5 seconds (Empower increases damage).
Successfully hitting with a Heavy Attack causes you to lose all debuffs.
When you block an attack gain 10% increased damage for 20 seconds.
On critical, gain 20% haste for 5 seconds (Haste increases movement speed).
The final attack in your light attack chain causes a 20% Slow for 2 seconds (Slow reduces movement speed).
While holding a sword all group members damage is increased by 10%