The Engineering Trade Skill in New World allows players to craft muskets, blunderbuss, bows, bullets, arrows, mining picks, harvesting sickles, logging axes, skinning knives, fishing poles, and a few quality-of-life items. In our New World Engineering Guide, we will walk you through everything you need to know about the Engineering Trade Skill.

Engineering in New World

To get started with Engineering you will need to gather resources to craft. Once the resources have been obtained you will be using the Workshop (Arrow/Musket icon on map) or the Forge to craft anything Engineering. A tier 1 Camp Fire works for Flint Tools, but nothing else for Engineering. Walk up to the Workshop or Forge and press your default interact button, “E”, to open the crafting window.

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How to Level Engineering in New World

Information in this section contains a recommended method to level your Engineering trade skill. You are in no way restricted to this method. It’s expected that you will diverge from it depending on material availability, refining proc chances, and market price values. Before we get started let’s look at a few things to consider as we level Engineering.

First Craft Bonus

You get a “First Craft” XP bonus for each unique item you craft. This XP bonus is a 3x bonus. Be sure to utilize this when possible as you level your engineering!

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Using Scraps to Level

You can utilize scraps from a perfect salvage to quickly level any applicable trade skill. This is a great way to obtain a boost to your trade skill experience. To learn all about perfect salvages and how to use scraps you can check out our Perfect Salvage Guide.

Patterns & Other Items

You can also exchange certain patterns and other items for engineering experience at workshop. Make your way to the table and find the Engineers Research Project selection. You can then select the dropdown and deselect the “owned” box in order to see all the available items that can be exchanged.

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0-250 Leveling Table

The below table lists the items you will want to craft in level increments. Sometimes there are various options within each level range. You can utilize these variations if you have the materials on hand, or stick to one of the options within that range. The estimated amount of items listed assumes you are only crafting that particular item to hit the next level threshold. However, if you’re utilizing the first craft bonus or crafting other items within that range then the quantity needed would reduce.

Level RangeItemQuantity Needed
50-150Lacquered Wood Spear1,159
50-150Lacquered Wood Bow1,159
150-205Orichalcum Blunderbuss361
205-250Mythril Blunderbuss115

Engineering Gear

To Craft Max-level Engineering Weapons in New World, you must first obtain the Engineer gear. The Engineer Gear can be looted from the appropriate boss, purchased from the auction house, or crafted from a pattern located in Tier III Engineer Aptitude box. Below is a list of each piece of crafting gear and where you can find it in the open world:

Engineering ArmorHow to Obtain it
Engineer HatCaminus Gate Lord
Engineer ShirtMirepaw
Engineer GlovesLost Alchemist Krockes
Engineer PantsOverseer Levy
Engineer ShoesIsvari

You will also need an Earring with the Engineering mastery perk on it to complete the set.

How to Craft 700 Gear Score Items with Engineering

When crafting max-level Engineering gear, you will first need to accumulate Primatic items such as Prismatic Ingots. You will also need to obtain 3 Major Engineering trophies and have them active in your house, obtain all the Engineering gear above, and consume the appropriate crafting trade skill food. Finally, you’ll need to own a home in a settlement that has the appropriate crafting town buff active. Below is a summary of everything you will need to craft a max Gear Score item:

  • Engineering level 250
  • 5 pieces of Engineering Gear
  • Earring with Trade Skill Mastery Perk (cheap on Trading Post or craft your own)
  • Major Engineering Crafting Trophy +5 Min Gear Score for Engineering (Artifact)
  • Herb-Crusted Vegetables +15 Min/Max Gear Score for Engineering (Recipe)
  • House in a Settlement with the Engineer’s Patience +5 Min Gear Score for Engineering

New World Engineering Guide Conclusion

That completes our New World Engineering Guide! You can find more information about 700 gear score gear crafting in our timeless shards guide. For more New World guides check out our extensive New World Library.