New World Butcher PvE DPS Build
This New World Butcher PvE DPS build features the artifact, the Butcher. This build revolves around applying bleed damage to your targets. The bleed damage is enhanced with the artifact, and when paired with the spear provides a lot of utility for your team.
*IMPORTANT* – Check out our Expedition builds info guide for the full breakdown of damage types versus mob types and consumables you should utilize within each expedition.
New World Butcher PvE Equipment
|Item||Weight||Attribute||Perk 1||Perk 2||Perk 3||Perk 4|
|Chest – Featherweight||Light||Magnify||Health||Refreshing||Physical Aversion||Weightless|
|Boots||Medium||Strength||Health||Enchanted Ward||Bleeding Sweep||N/A|
|Amulet||N/A||Str / Dex||Health||Protection Perk (Depending on Mutation)||Empowered||N/A|
|Ring||N/A||Str / Dex||Slash Damage||Hearty||Blood Letting||N/A|
|Earring||N/A||Str / Dex||Refreshing Toast||Purifying Toast||Nimble / Regenerating||N/A|
|Spear||N/A||Dexterity||Enfeebling Skewer||Vicious||Keenly Jagged||N/A|
|Sword – The Butcher||N/A||Magnify||Bloodletting||Jagged Whirls||Empowering Whirling Blade||Keenly Jagged|
|Shield||Round||N/A||Shield Aggression||Keenly Empowered||Keen||Vicious|
Note: Bloodletting on the butcher does stack with bloodletting on your ring. Also, Bleeding sweep does NOT have it’s duration extended by either bloodletting perk.
Artifact Additions & Magnify
You will want to add a gem slot to the butcher artifact at the gypsum kiln. The featherweight’s additional perk will be health as listed above.
Be aware of how much magnify you have added into your build. This can cause your attribute point distribution to not be ideal. However, with that in min there are several pieces of equipment for this build you can farm out if you choose to do so:
|The Butcher||Sword||Zhou Taiying Mutated Dynasty Shipyard||Magnify|
|Featherweight||Chest||Ner’Mur Elysian Wilds||Magnify|
|Hearty Pants||Pants||Ennead Expedition or Gypsum Kiln for 3,500 Dense Materia||Magnify|
|Pirated Spear of the Brigand||Spear||Barnacles & Black Powder (Mutation 3)||Dex / Con|
|Lifering Spear||Spear||Edengrove Named: Abiogenesis, Baines, Malevolence, Entropy||Dex|
|Syncretic Spear||Spear||Open world mobs – Brimstone Sands||Dex|
|Keratin Spear||Spear||Brimstone Sands – Heliopolis or Castrum Principium||Dex|
|Privateer’s Heriloom||Ring||Nereid Barnacles and Black Powder or Gypsum Kiln for 3,500 Dense Materia||Strength|
|Azoth Crystal Gear||All Armor Types||Mutation 2+ Expeditions or Gypsum Kiln for 3,500 Dense Mutator Materia||Magnify|
For this build, you’ll use the Brutal Heartrune of Detonate. Detonate gives a passive increase to DPS without interrupting your DPS rotation. You will take additional damage while it’s charging so be aware when activating the ability.
For your armor you will want to slot the appropriate gem to mitigate the damage for that particular mutation.
If you feel comfortable with your survivability you can also opt to slot all opals in your gear and then utilize a mutation specific gem in your amulet. This will give you more overall elemental resistance but less mutation specific resistance. However, you will not have to switch gems for each mutation. You would then only need to swap your amulet to match the mutation type.
For your weapons, you can utilize either an opal or a diamond. If you’re in a group with a good healer and you feel comfortable that your health will be topped off then diamond is a great option. However, if you’re running with a pick up group (pug group) or want more direct control over your damage then an opal would the the ideal option.