All of the perks in New World are categorized using perk labels. In our New World Armor Perks and Perk Labels Guide, we will cover all the perk and perk labels for Armor.

Most perks have 1 perk label, but a few have 2 perk labels. When crafting an item in New World you can not roll multiple perks within the same perk label. For example, if you roll Physical Aversion in the “Damage Absorption” perk label you can not also have the Elemental Aversion perk within the “Damage Absorption” perk label on the same piece of armor. 

You could however roll an item that has something within the “Proc” perk label and within the “CDR” perk label. For example, you could roll Refreshing and Shirking Energy on the same piece of armor. This rule applies to the 2nd perk label as well. 

Also worth noting are the “Skill” perk labels toward the bottom. These are the perks for each weapon type. It’s worth pointing out that while crafting gear the skill perks can also be utilized on weapons, however, players often times opt to craft armor with the weapon-specific perk on it in order to take advantage of other perks on the weapons that cannot be crafted on armor. However, having the perk on your weapon will scale better and more powerful.

For example, you would shoot for something like Keen, Viscous, Keenly Empowered on the weapon and roll your weapon-specific perk, such as, Fortifying perforate on one of your armor pieces. The weapon-specific perks do not stack. 

Below is a chart of all the armor perks and their associated perk labels within New World (You can use “CTL + F” to search for applicable perks and perk labels)

Armor Perks and Perk Label Chart

Perk Label 1Perk Label 2 Perk Name
AfflictedN/ACorruption Resistance
AfflictedN/ABlight Resistance
CDRN/ARefreshing Ward
CDRN/ARefreshing Evasion
Crit DefenseN/AResilient
Damage AbsorptionN/AAncient Ward
Damage AbsorptionN/AAngry Earth Ward
Damage AbsorptionN/ABeast Ward
Damage AbsorptionN/ACorrupted Ward
Damage AbsorptionN/ALost Ward
Damage AbsorptionN/APhysical Aversion
Damage AbsorptionN/AElemental Aversion
Damage AbsorptionN/AShirking Fortification
Damage Absorption (PVP ONLY)N/ASiege Ward
Debuff DurationN/AFreedom
Debuff DurationN/AVigor
Debuff DurationN/AInvigorated
Durability N/AReinforced
Gathering N/AReinforced Logging Luck
Gathering N/AReinforced Harvesting Luck
Gathering N/AReinforced Mining Luck
Gathering N/AReinforced Skinning Luck
HealthN/AShirking Heals
ProcHelmetCritical Retribution
ProcChestSturdy Energy
ProcGlovesEmpowering Breaker
ProcPantsShirking Energy
ProcN/AFlame Conditioning
ProcN/AFrost Conditioning
ProcN/AArboreal Conditioning
ProcN/AAbyssal Conditioning
SkillBlunderbussExhaustive Net Shot
SkillBlunderbussLeeching Shrapnel Blast
SkillBlunderbussVenturing Claw Shot
SkillBlunderbussPlagued Splitting Grenade
SkillBlunderbussResupplying Mortar Charge
SkillBlunderbussCrippling Blast Shot
SkillBowEnfeebling Poison Shot
SkillBowEnergizing Evade Shot
SkillBowLasting Rain of Arrows
SkillBowPenetrating Rapid Shot
SkillBowRefreshing Penetrating Shot
SkillBowEmpowering Explosive Arrow
SkillFire StaffRefreshing Pillar of Fire
SkillFire StaffEmpowering Meteor Shower
SkillFire StaffEmpowering Fireball
SkillFire StaffStable Incinerate
SkillFire StaffAccelerating Flamethrower
SkillFire StaffEfficient Burnout
SkillGreat AxeRefreshing Charge
SkillGreat AxeCrippling Reap
SkillGreat AxeMending Execute
SkillGreat AxeFortifying Whirlwind
SkillGreat AxeEnfeebling Maelstrom
SkillGreat AxeInsatiable Gravity Well
SkillHatchetCrippling Feral Rush
SkillHatchetKeen Berserk
SkillHatchetRefreshing Torrent
SkillHatchetEmpowering Rending Throw
SkillHatchetRefreshing Distancing Throw
SkillHatchetExhausting Infected Throw
SkillIce GauntletUnbroken Winds
SkillIce GauntletUnending Thaw
SkillIce GauntletIced Refresh
SkillIce GauntletDeadly Frost
SkillIce GauntletPylon Burst
SkillIce GauntletHealing Tomb
SkillLife StaffRefreshing Divine Embrace
SkillLife StaffFortifying Sacred Ground
SkillLife StaffPurity of Light
SkillLife StaffMending Protection
SkillLife StaffAccelerating Light’s Embrace
SkillLife StaffRevitalizing Beacon
SkillMusketCrippling Powder Burn
SkillMusketRefreshing Power Shot
SkillMusketEmpowering Shooter’s Stance
SkillMusketRepulsing Stopping Power
SkillMusketAccelerating Traps
SkillMusketMending Sticky Bombs
SkillRapierKeen Tondo
SkillRapierDeadly Flourish
SkillRapierLeeching Flurry
SkillRapierSundering Riposte
SkillRapierOmnidirectional Evade
SkillRapierRefreshing Fleche
SkillShieldAccelerated Defiant Stance
SkillShieldFortifying Shield Rush
SkillShieldDiminishing Shield Bash
SkillSwordContagious Reverse Stab
SkillSwordEmpowering Whirling Blade
SkillSwordEmpowering Leaping Strike
SkillSpearBleeding Sweep
SkillSpearSundering Javelin
SkillSpearLeeching Cyclone
SkillSpearFortifying Perforate
SkillSpearEnfeebling Skewer
SkillSpearKeen Vault Kick
SkillVoid GauntletVoracious Blade
SkillVoid GauntletNullifying Oblivion
SkillVoid GauntletPutrefying Scream
SkillVoid GauntletDiminishing Orb
SkillVoid GauntletSlowing Tether
SkillVoid GauntletRefreshing Rupture
SkillWarhammerEmpowering Armor Breaker
SkillWarhammerRefreshing Mighty Gavel
SkillWarhammerPenetrating Wrecking Ball
SkillWarhammerSundering Shockwave
SkillWarhammerRepulsing Clear Out
SkillWarhammerLeeching Path Of Destiny

For more on the Weapon Skill Perks and which crafting mod to use to craft each one, check out our Weapon Perk Mods Guide

Non-craftable Armor Perks

Next, Some Armor perks can not be crafted onto your Armor. The Chart below Shows all the Armor perks that can only be obtained from drops.

Perk LabelPerk Name
Cast DistanceFishing Reach I
Cast DistanceFishing Reach II
Cast DistanceFishing Reach III
Fishing LuckLucky Waters I
Fishing LuckLucky Waters II
Fishing LuckLucky Waters III
Fishing SizeFishing Colossus I
Fishing SizeFishing Colossus II
Fishing SizeFishing Colossus III

Crafted with Patterns

You can obtain trade skill clothing in aptitude chests via the aptitude system in New World. Once you have acquired the pattern you can craft the associated piece of gear with the associated trade skill perk.

Perk LabelPerk Name
Trade SkillArcanist Expertise
Trade SkillArmorer Expertise
Trade SkillCooking Expertise
Trade SkillEngineer Expertise
Trade SkillJewelcrafter Expertise
Trade SkillWeaponsmith Expertise
Trade SkillStonecutting Accumulation
Trade SkillLeatherworking Accumulation
Trade SkillSmelting Accumulation
Trade SkillWeaving Accumulation
Trade SkillWoodworking Accumulation

New world Armor Perks and Perk Labels Conclusion

That does it for our Armor Perks Guide. For more on how to craft these Perks onto your Armor, check out our Armoring Guide.