In New World, the arcana profession is used to make magical weapons, potions, and more! In our New World arcana guide we break down what the profession is, what things you can craft, and how to level it.

Arcana in New World

The arcana profession in New World allows players to craft magic weapons, potions, and tinctures. Magic Weapons can be crafted from Tier 1 up to tier 5. You can craft different rarities of weapons from common to legendary by using the Arcana profession. 

Various types of potions can be crafted using arcana. These items include health potions, mana potions, regeneration potions, focus potions, and encumbrance potions. Along with potions, you can also craft weapon coatings, tinctures, wards, and absorptions. You can also perform elemental Infusion which turns motes into stronger versions of that mote.   

In order to get started with arcana you simply need to gather some raw materials. Then, make your way over to an arcana station or campfire to begin crafting. Arcana at a campfire is limited to health potions, mana potions, blight tinctures, and corruption tinctures.

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How to Level Arcana

Below is a breakdown of the most efficient way to level Arcana. Before we get started, let’s look at some other things to consider as you level.

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 Arcana!

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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 arcana experience at an arcana crafting table. Make your way to the table and find the Alchemist 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 increments of 50 levels. 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
0-50Common Corruption Tincture268
50-100Steel Life Staff / Steel Fire Staff114
50-100Steel Flail114
100-150Powerful Health Potion857
100-150Starmetal Ice Gauntlet149
100-150Steel Life Staff / Steel Fire Staff751
150-200Steel Life Staff / Steel Fire Staff3,581
200-250Orichalcum Ice Gauntlet427
200-250Orichalcum Void Gauntlet427
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Arcana Gear

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

Arcana ArmorHow to Obtain it
Syndicates Specs (+5)Syndicate Faction Vendor
Concocter’s HatBaines
Concocter’s CoatPrince Goroto
Concocter’s GlovesEntropy / Malevolence / Abiogenesis
Concocter’s PantsThe Siren’s Dog
Concocter’s ShoesCael

You will also need an Earring with the Arcana Mastery perk on it to complete the set.

How to Craft 700 Gear Score Items with Arcana

When crafting max-level items, you will need to use the Prismatic Tier V items such as Prismatic Ingots. You will also need to obtain 3 major Arcana trophies of the applicable crafting trade skill and have them active in your house, obtain all the Arcana gear above, and consume the appropriate crafting trade skill food. Most items no longer require a certain Tier of Arcana Station to craft, though some still do. You can, however, obtain an Azoth discount depending on the tier of the Arcana Station you craft at.

  • 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’ll need to craft a 700 Gear Score item:

  • Arcana level 250
  • 5 pieces of Concocter’s Gear (see above)
    • Can use Syndicate specs.
  • Earring with the Arcana Mastery Perk (cheap on Trading Post or craft your own)
  • 3 Major Arcana Crafting Trophy +5 Min Gear Score for Arcana (Artifact)
  • Sweet Wild Berry Infusion +15 Min/Max Gear Score for Arcana (Recipe)
  • House in a Settlement with the Arcanist Wisdom buff: +5 Min Gear Score for Arcana

What You Can Craft With Arcana

You can craft various items including magic weapons, potions, tinctures, coatings, and more with the Arcana profession. You can see a complete list of potions, tinctures, coatings and all other consumable and their use in New World by checking out our consumables guide. Below are the categories of items you can craft using Arcana:

Fire StaffWeapon
Life StaffWeapon
Ice GauntletWeapon
Void GauntletWeapon
Honing AcidMatrix Component
AlkahestPotion Ingredient
PotionsHealth / Mana / Regen
Weapon CoatingsIncreased Damage to Monsters
Resistance ConsumablesResistances to Monsters and Afflictions
Topaz Gypsum AttunementNeeded to find Topaz Gypsum
Elemental WispsElemental Infusion
Elemental Essences Elemental Infusion
Elemental QuintessencesElemental Infusion
Armor MatrixCrafting Component
Infused SandSpore Jelly Crafting Component
Spore Jelly BottlesNeeded for Spore Potions

New World Arcana Guide Conclusion

That completes our New World Arcana Guide. For more on what you can craft with Arcana, check out our New World Consumables Guide.