The Armoring Trade Skill in New World allows players to craft (armor) hats, shirts, gloves, pants, boots, bags, and balms. We will walk you through everything you need to know about Armoring in our New World Armoring Guide.

Armoring in New World

To get started with Armoring you will need to gather resources to craft. Once the resources have been obtained you will be using the Outfitting Station (Spool of Thread icon on map) to craft light and medium armor and the Forge (Anvil on the map) to craft the heavy armor. Walk up to the respective crafting station and press your default interact button, “E”, to open the crafting window.

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Leveling Armoring

Information in this section contains a recommended method to level armoring. There are various ways to achieve 250 armoring, and you are in no way restricted to this method. Below is an efficient way to hit level 250 in armoring. Before we start lets look at some things to consider during the leveling process.

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 armoring!

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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.

Using Patterns to Level

You can utilize certain patterns to help level your armoring as well. Make your way to an Outfitting station and locate the Armorer’s Research Project selection. From here you can select the dropdown and deselect the “owned” box to see all the available patterns you can exchange. Prior to exchanging a pattern for you XP you may want to ensure you don’t need it or don’t want to sell it.

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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 is 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
0-20Rough Leather Gloves26
0-20Linen Pants13
20-50Weak Oakflesh Balm210
50-100Sateen Robe Pants144
50-100Sateen Robe Hat153
100-150Layered Leather Gloves406
100-150Silk Gloves406
150-205Infused Fur Gloves401
150-205Infused Fur Gloves802
205-250Spinweave Gloves394
205-250Dark Leather Gloves394

Armoring Gear

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

Armoring ArmorHow to Obtain it
Armorer HatLeviathan of the Deep
Armorer ShirtThe Siren’s Fist
Armorer GlovesThe Siren’s Guide
Armorer PantsThe Siren’s Gun
Armorer ShoesEntropy / Malevolence / Abiogenesis

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

How to Craft 700 Gear Score Items with Armoring

When crafting max-level items, you will need to use the Prismatic Tier V items such as Prismatic Ingots. You will also need things such as Trophies, Armoring gear, and more (see below). Again, some items will require a Tier V crating station but most items are no longer dependent on the quality of the crafting station. You will, however, receive an azoth discount based on the tier of the crafting station:

  • Tier 3 = 20% discount.
  • Tier 4 = 30% discount.
  • Tier 5 = 45% discount.

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 600 Gear Score item:

  • Armoring level 250
  • 5 pieces of Armoring Gear (see above)
  • Earring with Armoring Mastery Perk (cheap on Trading Post or craft your own)
  • 3 Major Armoring Crafting Trophy +5 Min Gear Score for Armoring/Jewelcrafting (Artifact)
  • Spicy Cabbage Soup +15 Min/Max Gear Score for Armoring (Recipe)
  • House in a Settlement with the Armorer’s Inspiration +5 Min Gear Score for Armoring

More information about crafting 700 gear score gear can be found in our timeless shards guide. For more New World guides check out our extensive New World Library.