DPS Builds

Support Builds

Every Weapon Ability in New World has a corresponding Perk that can be found on armor and weapons. Most of the perks scale in power with the Gear Score of the item they are on. It’s important to note that you can only benefit from one instance of a weapon ability perk at a time. You can obtain the weapon perks randomly from drops or you can craft gear with the specific perk on it. You can enhance your chance of obtaining a specific perk by utilizing timeless shards. Below is a list of all the New World Weapon Perks and Mods.

It’s worth pointing out that while crafting gear with skill perks 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 as noted in the below chart.



Weapon Ability PerkDescriptionArmorWeaponCrafting Mods
Enfeebling Poison ShotPoison Shot’s arrow also applies Weaken, reducing target’s damage by X% for 6 seconds16%27%Steel Bow Charm
Energizing Evade ShotAfter hitting a target with Evade Shot, gain 21 Stamina and reduce cooldown by X%.13%21%Starmetal Bow Charm
Lasting Rain of ArrowsSlow and bleed last longer22%45%Orichalcum Bow Charm
Penetrating Rapid Shot+X% armor penetration of all Rapid Shot attacks.21%35%Reinforced Steel Bow Charm
Refreshing Penetrating ShotPenetrating Shot kills reduce its cooldown by X%.27%50%Reinforced Starmetal Bow Charm
Empowering Explosive ArrowExplosive Arrow hits grant Empower, increasing damage by X% for 5s or until the next hit.21%36%Reinforced Orichalcum Bow Charm


Weapon Ability PerkDescriptionArmorWeaponCrafting Mods
Exhaustive Net ShotNet Shot inflicts Exhaust, reducing the target’s Stamina regeneration by X% for 4s.37%60%Steel Blunderbuss Charm
Leeching Shrapnel BlastHeal for X% of the damage dealt by Azoth Shrapnel Blast.16%35%Starmetal Blunderbuss Charm
Venturing Claw ShotWhen Claw Shot connects to a target at least 10m away, gain a X% Empower for 3s or until next hit.20% 41% Orichalcum Blunderbuss Charm
Plagued Splitting GrenadeSplitting Grenade hits inflict Disease, reducing healing efficiency on targets by X% and outgoing healing by X% for 8s16% / 8%25% / 13%Reinforced Steel Blunderbuss Charm
Resupplying Mortar ChargeMortar Charge kills reload 1 additional canister and grant X% Empower for 5s (Max 1 reload per shot. Will not trigger after final shot).9.5%20%Reinforced Starmetal Blunderbuss Charm
Crippling Blast ShotTargets hit by Blast Shot are Slowed, reducing movement speed by X% for 5s.21%40%Reinforced Orichalcum Blunderbuss Charm


Weapon Ability PerkDescriptionArmorWeaponCrafting Mods
Burdening SmitePvP Only: Smite hits against targets extend their active cooldowns by X%.16%35%Steel Flail Charm
Mending VortexEvery 2 hits with Vortex will heal you for X% of the base weapon damage.25% 45%Starmetal Flail Charm
Powerful EruptionEruption hits deal X% increased damage per stack of Impairment on the target (3 stacks max).6%10%Orichalcum Flail Charm
Accelerating BarrageAfter hitting a target with Barrage’s main attack, gain X% haste for 5s.20%35%Reinforced Steel Flail Charm
Thwarting TripIf Trip’s first attack hits a target with active grit, the attack deals X% more base damage.20%30%Reinforced Starmetal Flail Charm
Crowded BludgeonIf 2 or more targets are hit with warding bludgeon, even if the hits are blocked, reduce its cooldown by X%.15%25%Reinforced Orichalcum Flail Charm

Fire Staff

Weapon Ability PerkDescriptionArmorWeaponCrafting Mods
Accelerating FlamethrowerUsing flamethrower against a target with 4 stacks of smolder grants Haste, increasing movement speed by X% for 2s. Burn from Flamethrower lasts X% longer.20% / 15%20% / 20%Reinforced Starmetal Fire Staff Charm
Empowering IncinerateIncinerate deals +X% damage to targets with Burn.19%40%Reinforced Steel Fire Staff Charm
Fortifying BurnoutBurnout applies a stack of X% Fortify for 5s for each target hit (Max 3 stacks).13% 22% Reinforced Orichalcum Fire Staff Charm
Refreshing Pillar of FireReduce Pillar of Fire’s cooldown by X% per hit (Max 2 hits).13%21%Steel Fire Staff Charm
Empowering Meteor ShowerWhen Meteor Shower hits, gain X% Empower for 6s (Max 10 stacks).2.1%3%Starmetal Fire Staff Charm
Empowering FireballFireball impact deals +X% damage to targets above 50% Health.36%58%Orichalcum Fire Staff Charm

Great Axe

Weapon Ability PerkDescriptionArmorWeaponCrafting Mods
Refreshing ChargeHitting a target with Unpredictable Strike reduces its cooldown by X% (Max 1 hits).20%40%Steel Great Axe Charm
Crippling ReapTargets hit by Reap are Slowed, reducing movement speed by X% for 4s.27%50%Starmetal Great Axe Charm
Mending ExecuteHeal for X% of the damage dealt by Execute (Max 1 trigger per ability use).33%60%Orichalcum Great Axe Charm
Fortifying WhirlwindWhirlwind hits grant Fortify, increasing armor by X% and Slash damage by X% for 2s (Max 5 stacks).10 % / 8.5 %16% / 13%Reinforced Steel Great Axe Charm
Enfeebling MaelstromTargets hit by Maelstrom’s No Reprieve are Weakened, reducing their attack damage by X% for 8s.16%27%Reinforced Starmetal Great Axe Charm
Insatiable Gravity WellHeal for X% of the damage dealt by Gravity Well (Limit 1 target). On hit, cast another 4m radius burst around you that deals 50% weapon damage.39%80%Reinforced Orichalcum Great Axe Charm

Great Sword

Weapon Ability PerkDescriptionArmorWeaponCrafting Mods
Relentless FreedomActivating Relentless Rush removes Root and Slow. Increase Relentless Rush’s critical hit chance by X%.13%20%Starmetal Greatsword Charm
Leeching CrosscutHeal for X% of the damage dealt by the final strike of Crosscut (Max 1 trigger per ability use).33%72%Steel Greatsword Charm
Skyward NullificationHitting an enemy with Skyward Slash removes one of their buffs. Reduce remaining buffs by X% (Only affects non-consumable buffs).22%50%Orichalcum Greatsword Charm
Energizing CounterWhen Calamity Counter is activated, immediately gain X Stamina.2250Reinforced Steel Greatsword Charm
Steadfast PurificationEach attack of Steadfast Strike reduces your debuff durations by X% (Max 1 reduction per attack).24%66%Reinforced Orichalcum Greatsword Charm
Slowing RuptureSlow enemies struck with Roaring Rupture by X% for 5s.25%40%Reinforced Starmetal Greatsword Charm


Weapon Ability PerkDescriptionArmorWeaponCrafting Mods
Crippling Feral RushWhen Feral Rush hits, cause a X% slow for 3s and does X% more damage.20% / 10%50% / 25%Steel Hatchet Charm
Keen Berserk+X% critical chance and +X% more damage while below 50% Health and while berserk is active.20% / 10%50% / 25%Starmetal Hatchet Charm
Refreshing TorrentEach attack of Raging Torrent reduces all Hatchet cooldowns by X% (0.2s cooldown).5.4%9%Orichalcum Hatchet Charm
Empowering Rending ThrowRanged Hatchet attacks deal +X% damage against Rending Throw targets.23%40%Reinforced Steel Hatchet Charm
Refreshing Distancing ThrowSocial Distancing attacks within 6m reduce the cooldown by X%.25%45%Reinforced Starmetal Hatchet Charm
Exhausting Infected ThrowDirect hits with Infected throw causes Exhaustion, reducing target’s Stamina regeneration by 54% for 6s.34%54%Reinforced Orichalcum Hatchet Charm

Ice Gauntlet

Weapon Ability PerkDescriptionArmorWeaponCrafting Mods
Pylon BurstIce Pylon deals +X% damage and a burst of damage to enemies within a 3m radius every 2s.6.5%11%Reinforced Orichalcum Ice Gauntlet Charm
Deadly FrostWhile the Frigid Showers upgrade is active, Ice Shower’s Frostbite deals 8% weapon damage per second to affected enemies. Reduce Ice Shower’s cooldown by X%10%15%Reinforced Starmetal Ice Gauntlet Charm
Healing TombHeal for X% of your base Health after Entomb ends.20%32%Reinforced Steel Ice Gauntlet Charm
Empowered Ice SpikeIce Spike deals +X% more damage to rooted foes.18%40%Orichalcum Ice Gauntlet Charm
Unending ThawIce Storm deals +X% damage. Frost effects remains on enemies for 2s after exiting Ice Storm.6.5%11%Starmetal Ice Gauntlet Charm
Unbroken WindsWind Chill deals +X% damage. If Wind Chill hits the same target 6 times in a row they become rooted for 1s.18%40%Steel Ice Gauntlet Charm

Life Staff

Weapon Ability PerkDescriptionArmorWeaponCrafting Mods
Accelerating Light’s EmbraceAllies below full Health hit with Light’s Embrace gain Haste, increasing their movement speed by X% for 5s.13%30%Reinforced Starmetal Life Staff Charm
Mending Protection+X% outgoing healing power for 3s if Orb of Protection heals an ally below 50% Health.27%45%Reinforced Steel Life Staff Charm
Keen BeaconWhen Beacon heals a player, they gain X% critical chance for 6s.6.7%11%Reinforced Orichalcum Life Staff Charm
Refreshing Divine EmbraceWhen Divine Embrace is used on a target below 50% Health, reduce the ability’s cooldown by X%, and gain X% of your max Mana.45%; 3.8%73%;
Steel Life Staff Charm
Fortifying Sacred GroundAllies healed by Sacred Ground gain Fortify, increasing armor by X% for 5s.11%17%Starmetal Life Staff Charm
Purity of LightAllies with a debuff removed with Splash of Light are healed for X% your weapon damage.54%90%Orichalcum Life Staff Charm


Weapon Ability PerkDescriptionArmorWeaponCrafting Mods
Crippling Powder BurnTargets hit with Powder Burn are Slowed by X% for 5s.27%45%Steel Musket Charm
Refreshing Power ShotWhen Power Shot hits reduce it’s cooldown by X% (15s cooldown).30%55%Starmetal Musket Charm
Empowering Shooter’s StanceHitting a target while in Shooter’s Stance grants a stack of Empower, increasing damage by X% for 6s. Effect is removed when stance is exited (Max 4 stacks).11%16%Orichalcum Musket Charm
Refreshing Stopping PowerStopping Power hits reduces all other trapper skill cooldowns by X%.12%20%Reinforced Steel Musket Charm
Accelerating Traps+X% movement speed for 5s after deploying a trap (Does not stack). Traps now apply Bleed for X% of weapon damage for 5s.15%
Reinforced Starmetal Musket Charm
Mending Sticky BombsEvery hit of Sticky Bomb heals you for X% of damage done.22%32%Reinforced Orichalcum Musket Charm


Weapon Ability PerkDescriptionArmorWeaponCrafting Mods
Keen Tondo+X% critical chance against targets affected by Tondo’s Bleed. If this perk is on a weapon, Tondo also inflicts 10% weaken for 10s.13%26%Steel Rapier Charm
Deadly FlourishFlourish deals +X% damage against targets below 50% Health.27%41%Starmetal Rapier Charm
Leeching FlurryHeal for X% of the damage dealt by Flurry. Gain 0.5s of Invulnerability when you use Flurry.32%60%Orichalcum Rapier Charm
Sundering RiposteRiposte inflicts Rend, reducing armor on the target by X% for 10s.16%25%Reinforced Steel Rapier Charm
Omnidirectional Evade+X% damage for 2s after using Evade. Adagio upgrade is applied when evading in any direction.11%20%Reinforced Starmetal Rapier Charm
Refreshing FlecheHitting a target via a critical Backstab with Fleche reduces its cooldown by X%.21%35%Reinforced Orichalcum Rapier Charm

Sword and Shield

Weapon Ability PerkDescriptionArmorWeaponCrafting Mods
Diminishing Shield BashReduce non-consumable buff durations for enemies hit by Shield Bash by X%.33%47%Steel Shield Charm
Fortifying Shield RushAfter hitting a target with Shield Rush, gain Fortify, increasing armor by X% for 6s.21%35%Starmetal Shield Charm
Accelerated ResolveAfter triggering Defender’s Resolve, increase movement speed by X% and incoming healing by X% for 6s.21%; 8.5%35%; 14%Orichalcum Shield Charm
Contagious Reverse StabHitting a target transfers 2 active debuffs from yourself to the target. Reverse Stab deals +X% damage.11%18%Steel Sword Charm
Empowering Whirling BladeIf 2 or more enemies are within its radius while performing a Whirling Blade attack, gain X% base damage for each nearby target (Max 5 Targets).15%24%Starmetal Sword Charm
Empowering Leaping StrikeSword attacks deal +X% damage to targets Slowed by Leaping Strike’s Cowardly Punishment upgrade.19%33%Orichalcum Sword Charm


Weapon Ability PerkDescriptionArmorWeaponCrafting Mods
Bleeding SweepSweep’s Coup De Grace now applies Bleed for X% of weapon damage for 8s.14%28%Steel Spear Charm
Sundering JavelinJavelin inflicts Rend to targets above 50% Health, reducing the target’s armor by X% for 10s.21%40%Starmetal Spear Charm
Leeching CycloneCyclone hits heal you for 65% of weapon damage (Max 3 targets).35%65%Orichalcum Spear Charm
Fortifying PerforatePerforate hits gain a stack of Fortify, increasing your armor by X% for 6s (Max 3 Stacks).10%25%Reinforced Steel Spear Charm
Enfeebling SkewerSkewer hits apply Weaken, reducing the target’s damage by X% for 8s.27%47%Reinforced Starmetal Spear Charm
Keen Vault KickVault Kick increases critical chance by X% for 7s.22%38%Reinforced Orichalcum Spear Charm

Void Gauntlet

Weapon Ability PerkDescriptionArmorWeaponCrafting Mods
Voracious BladeWhile below 50% Health, heal for X% of the damage dealt by Void Blade.34%54%Steel Void Gauntlet Charm
Nullifying OblivionWhen activated, Oblivion removes limited duration buffs from enemies within its radius and the cooldown is reduced by X%.10%15%Starmetal Void Gauntlet Charm
Putrefying ScreamPetrifying Scream inflicts Disease on hit, reducing the target’s incoming healing by X% and outgoing healing by X% for 8s.32% / 16%43% / 21%Orichalcum Void Gauntlet Charm
Diminishing OrbOrb of Decay reduces the base duration of the target’s non-consumable buffs by X% on hit.36%75%Reinforced Steel Void Gauntlet Charm
Slowing TetherBaleful Tether inflicts Slow on hit, reducing the target’s movement speed by X% for 3s. Baleful Tether now inflicts Disintegrate on application.32%42%Reinforced Starmetal Void Gauntlet Charm
Refreshing RuptureWhen you hit a target with Essence Rupture, reduce Essence Rupture’s cooldown by X%.26%43%Reinforced Orichalcum Void Gauntlet Charm

War Hammer

Weapon Ability PerkDescriptionArmorWeaponCrafting Mods
Sundering Clear OutClear Out inflicts Rend, reducing the target’s armor by X% for 7s.10%25%Reinforced Starmetal War Hammer Charm
Sundering ShockwaveShockwave inflicts Rend, reducing the target’s armor by X% for 10s.10%15%Reinforced Steel War Hammer Charm
Leeching Path of DestinyHeal for X% of the damage dealt by Path Of Destiny.32%62%Reinforced Orichalcum War Hammer Charm
Empowering Armor BreakerIf Armor Breaker breaks a block, the next attack within 5s deals +X% damage.25%50%Steel War Hammer Charm
Refreshing Mighty GavelMighty Gavel hits reduce the ability’s cooldown by X% (Max 2 activations per impact).10%20%Starmetal War Hammer Charm
Penetrating Wrecking BallWrecking Ball penetrates X% of the target’s armor.21%40%Orichalcum War Hammer Charm