The Weaponsmithing Trade Skill in New World allows players to create a variety of weapons including great axes, longswords, round shields, rapiers, shields, Great Swords, and War Hammers. We cover all this in more in our New World Weaponsmithing Guide.

Weaponsmithing in New World

To get started with Weaponsmithing you will need to gather basic resources and refine them to craft (Ingots, leathers, clothes, and lumbers). Once the resources have been obtained you will be using the Forge (Anvil icon on the map) to craft anything Weaponsmithing. To craft, walk up to a Forge and press your default to interact button, “E”, to open the crafting window.

When you are at the crafting station and have the resources, you will want to open the crafting menu and select what you want to craft. Once you’ve selected the item to craft, you can click the blue CRAFT button to craft the item. If you wish to craft more than one you can move the slider above it and select how many you wish to bulk craft.

Most of the time when you craft an item at the Forge you are awarded Weaponsmithing experience. The amount of experience for crafting an item can be found under the blue CRAFT button in the crafting screen. The Weaponsmithing level cap is 200, of which afterward you will start to gain aptitude.

Crafting Higher Tiered Items

When crafting an item Tier 2 or higher, the first item in the craft must match the same tier as the item you are crafting. For example, the Starmetal Round Shield (seen below) is a Tier 4 Round Shield so it requires the Tier 4 Metal Ingot to craft it as the primary material (Starmetal Ingot, Blessed Crucible, or Azurite Chunk). The secondary materials are not restricted to the tier requirement making it so you may use lesser or greater tiered materials in the craft.


Leveling Weaponsmithing

Information in this section contains the recommended way to level your Weaponsmithing Trade Skill. This includes a level-by-level breakdown, how to level with weapon scrabs, and more!

First Craft Bonus

You get a “First Craft” double XP bonus for each unique item you craft. Be sure to utilize this when possible as you level Weaponsmithing! Just make sure that the item is around the same price as the recommended item in the Weaponsmithing Leveling Guide down below.

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.

Level 0 – 50

First, let’s get started by crafting some Iron Greatswords. Below is the list of materials needed to craft enough Iron Greatswords to get you to level 50.

Level 50-100

Next, we need to craft around 124 Steel Greatsword. To do this, well need the following list of materials.

Level 100 – 150

Next, We’ll keep crafting Greatswords but we will craft Starmetal Greatsword this time. Below is a list of materials to craft enough Starmetal Greatswords to get to 150.

Level 150 – 250

FInally, to finish of our Weaponsmithing skill, well craft a bunch of Orichalcum Greatswords. To do so we’ll need this massive list of material.

Weaponsmithing Gear

To Craft Max-level Weapons in New World, you must first obtain the Weaponsmithing gear. Weaponsmithing Gear can be looted from the appropriate boss OR be purchased from the auction house. Below is a list of each piece of crafting gear and where you can find it in the open world:

Weaponsmithing ArmorHow to Obtain it
Marauders Blacksmiths Gloves – +5 WeaponsmitingMarauder Faction Vendor
Weaponsmith HatHigh Priest Oseguera
Weaponsmith ShirtArtifex Faetum
Weaponsmith GlovesJuna
Weaponsmith PantsArticulon the Unshackled
Weaponsmith ShoesSesa

You can also craft them from a pattern located in Tier III Weaponsmithing Aptitude box.. You will also need an Earring with the weaponsmithing mastery perk on it to complete the set.

How to Craft 700 Gear Score Items with Weaponsmithing

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 Weaponsmithing trophies of the applicable crafting trade skill and have them active in your house, obtain all the Weaponsmithing gear above, and consume the 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 600 Gear Score item:

  • Weaponsmithing level 250
  • 5 pieces of Weaponsmithing Gear (see above)
  • Earring with Weaponsmithing Mastery Perk (cheap on Trading Post or craft your own)
  • 3 Major Weaponsmithing Crafting Trophy +5 Min Gear Score for Weaponsmithing (Artifact)
  • Savory Vegetable Medley +15 Min/Max Gear Score for Weaponsmithing (Recipe)
  • House in a Settlement with the Weaponsmithing’s Temperament: +5 Min Gear Score for Weaponsmithing

Artisan Items

The Artisan line has a few select crafts for Engineers, Weaponsmiths, Armorers, Jewelcrafters, Arcanists and Chefs that allow them to craft an array of Bind on Pickup items to allow them to be more self sufficient and to have even more reasons to celebrate hitting 200 in a Trade Skill. Below are the items that can be crafted using the weaponsmithing profession:

  • Weapons – Gear Score 600 and Bind on Pickup
    • Artisans Longsword
    • Artisans Rapier
    • Artisans War Hammer
    • Artisans Greataxe
    • Artisans Greatsword
    • All of these weapons have their corresponding main attribute, an ability perk, an empty gem slot and the enchanted perk.
  • Shields – Gear Score 600 and Bind on Pickup
    • Artisans Round Shield
    • Artisans Kite Shield
    • Artisans Tower Shield
    • All of these shields have their corresponding main attribute as well as supporting perks design to fit within the role of the shield type.

New World Weaponsmithing Guide Conclusion

That completes our New World Weaponsmithing Guide. For more on the perks, you can craft on your weapons, check out our weapon perk and perk pools guide.