Critical Chance and Critical Damage modifiers are important stats that will help you get the most out of your damage. In New World, both of these are greatly influenced by the weapons you have equipped. At this time, both your Primary and your secondary weapon affects your base values of Crit chance and Critical Damage modifier. Below are the New World Critical Modifiers of each weapon:

WeaponCritical Chance %Critical Damage Modifier
Sword and Shield7%1.30x
Great Axe7%1.30x
War Hammer6%1.20x
Great Sword7%1.25x
Fire Staff10%1.25x
Life Staff6%1.20x
Ice Gauntlet 9%1.30x
Void Gauntlet 8%1.30x
New World Critical Chances and Damage Modifiers
New World Critical Modifiers

How Critical Chance Works in New World

There are perks in New World that will increase your chance to critical hit. For example, a perk like keen awareness on your ring. Perks, along with your weapon’s base critical chance will give you an overall % to land a critical strike. However, for every normal attack you land your chance to critical strike will be increased.

Your critical hit chance increases by your weapon’s base critical hit chance for each non-critical hit that is triggered. This means that every time you land a non critical hit, your chance of your next attack landing a critical hit is then increased by your weapon’s critical hit chance as listed in the table above.

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