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New World Best PvP Build

New World PvP Build

One of the best things that players love about New World is its PvP scene. Compared to PvE, gamers primarily enjoy player-to-player fights, which include Territory Wars and the Arenas. With this feature being one of the most prominent and entertaining aspects of New World, many adventurers are looking to get into the scene properly. With so many builds available, people might need help figuring out which ones are the best fit for PvP. 

How do Fights Work in New World?

Unlike many MMOs, characters in Aeternum do not have any set classes or races that would determine their skill set or attribute preferences. Every aspect of a player's progression is based on their weapons. Their armaments dictate their playstyle and which combat stats they should go for. 

Since weapons are the dictating factor for builds, every gamer has the option to become an excellent PvP gamer. A separate set for your PvE and player fights is the most optimal way in this game. This guide will help adventurers pick the best PvP setups in New World. 

All New World Weapons

Before picking the best PvP build, players need to know their weapons. Understanding the perks and advantages of each item can help gamers be more confident and skillful with their usage. Here are all the weapons available in Aeternum:

Melee

  • Swords & Shield (One-Handed) - a well-balanced pair that provides players with quick offensive attacks combined with sturdy blocks.
  • Rapiers (One-Handed) - a lethal light-handed weapon that focuses on quick and graceful attacks to deal some powerful Bleed debuffs
  • Hatchets (One-Handed) - a weapon that is effective at both short and medium-distance and can provide powerful attacks
  • Spears (Two-Handed) - the fastest two-handed weapon which boasts quick and lethal thrust paired with a long effective range
  • Great Axes (Two-Handed) - one of the more versatile weapons that allow adventurers to deal either high and lethal single-target attacks or powerful vast cleave abilities
  • War Hammers (Two-Handed) - a powerful blunt weapon that can deal massive crushing damage and is considered to have the highest burst damage

Ranged

  • Bows – bow users benefit from quick maneuverability, and quick shots due to their quick reload speed
  • Muskets – boasts powerful and lethal shots in exchange for slow movement and slow reload
  • Blunderbuss – a ranged weapon that excels in short and mid-range due to its explosive damage and maneuverability

Magical

  • Fire Staffs – specializes in crowd controls and large AoE spells that deal burn debuffs
  • Life Staffs – provides support abilities by enabling the use of heals and protective magic for teammates
  • Ice Gauntlets – excels greatly in crowd control and providing debilitating freezing attacks
  • Void Gauntlets – a weapon that takes advantage of the powers from the Void to deal tremendous damage

Since players can swap between two weapons, adventurers can be very flexible with their sets. Knowing the best combinations is the most effective way to become a strong PvP fighter.

Best New World PvP Build

There are many combinations that players can employ to test out the waters in PvP. However, the general idea is that adventurers should be able to kite to avoid getting locked down. Surviving takes priority over dealing exponential damage. If you can deal with large attacks after juking your opponents, you can become an exceptional PvP player. The best way to do so is to pair up weapons with high mobility and severe damage. Here are the best PvP builds in New World:

Void and Ice Gauntlet

This is the best combo for most PvP situations. The crowd control from the Ice gauntlet allows adventurers to land damage over time (DoT) more accurately with Void Sword and Orb of Decay. This set also has enough survivability due to Entombed.

Master Distribution for Void Gauntlet

Annihilation

  • Keen Humility
  • Petrifying Scream
  • Bone-Chilling Voice
  • Fortifying Echoes
  • Forsaken Pact
  • Empowering Proximity
  • Refreshing Frailty
  • Void Blade
  • Fortified Blade
  • Vicious Void
  • Leeching Blade
  • Keen Confidence
  • Voidcaller

Decay

  • Orb of Decay
  • Radiant Efficiency
  • Draining Orb
  • Slowing Orb

Master Distribution for Ice Gauntlet

Ice Tempest

  • Cold Reach
  • Energized Critical
  • Heavy Freeze
  • Critical Rejuvenation
  • Gathering Storm
  • Critical Frost
  • Ice Storm
  • Weakening Gust
  • Storm Summoner
  • Punishing Storm
  • Ultimate Chill

Builder

  • Ice Shower
  • Enduring Shower
  • Quick Shower
  • Frigid Showers
  • Quick Frost
  • Entombed
  • Strengthened Tomb
  • Cleansing Tomb

Life Staff and Void Gauntlet

Life Staff is generally good with any weapons but pairing it with Void Gauntlet ensures you gain the optimal damage. This combo provides enough sustainability and protection while you deal with excruciating DoT against enemies.

Master Distribution for Void Gauntlet

Annihilation

  • Keen Humility
  • Forsaken Pact
  • Empowering Proximity
  • Void Blade
  • Fortified Blade
  • Vicious Void
  • Leeching Blade
  • Keen Confidence
  • Refreshing Precision
  • Efficient Harvest
  • Leeching Agony
  • Oblivion
  • Withering Oblivion
  • Invigorating Oblivion
  • Voidcaller

Decay

  • Orb of Decay
  • Draining Orb
  • Slowing Orb
  • Detonating Orb

Master Distribution for Life Staff

Healing

  • Desperate Speed
  • Sacred Protection
  • Sacred Ground
  • Holy Ground
  • Anointed
  • Absolved
  • Mending Touch
  • Revitalize
  • Intensify
  • Blissful Touch
  • Divine Blessing

Protector

  • Bend Light
  • Protector’s Strength
  • Light’s Embrace
  • Protector’s Touch
  • Glowing Focus
  • Beacon
  • Infused Light
  • Radiance’s Blessing

Great Axe and Warhammer

While this build makes you squishy, it provides you with the most aggressive and fast-paced playstyle that many people prefer. The Warhammer is great for setting up attacks and crowd-controlling enemies. Meanwhile, you can swap to your Great Axe to decimate the concussed enemies. 

Master Distribution for Great Axe

Reaper

  • Charge
  • Frenzied Momentum
  • Unpredictable Strike
  • Critical Gains
  • Keen Edge
  • Frustration
  • Feed
  • Greed
  • Death’s Embrace
  • Critical Condition
  • Blood Lust

Mauler

  • Center of Attention
  • Maelstrom
  • Storm’s Reach
  • Absorb
  • No Reprieve
  • Crowded Protection
  • Gravity Well
  • Crowded Well

Master Distribution for Warhammer

Juggernaut

  • Epitome of Bonk
  • Hammer Time
  • Contemption
  • Power Through Pain
  • Hardened Steel
  • Wrecking Ball
  • Safety Measures
  • Breathing Room

Crowd Crusher

  • Shockwave
  • Frailty
  • Meteoric Crater
  • Outnumbered
  • Facilitated Expedition
  • Concussive Impact
  • Prevailing Spirit
  • Path of Destiny
  • Seismic Waves
  • Stimulated Reduction
  • Aftershock

Sword & Shield and Warhammer

While this build doesn’t have sustainability, you have excellent protection. Sword & Shield can quickly get you to rush and stun enemies while reducing damage received. Once you have soaked damage, you can swap to your Warhammer to smash your enemies. 

Master Distribution for Sword

Swordmaster

  • Empowered Stab
  • Achilles’ Heel

Defender

  • Shield Bash
  • Intimidating Bash
  • Concussive Bash
  • Sturdy Shield
  • Elemental Resistance
  • One with the Shield
  • Final Blow
  • Shield Rush
  • Improved Rush
  • Intimidating Rush
  • Sturdy Grip
  • Defensive Training
  • Recuperation
  • High Grip
  • Defiant Stance
  • Final Countdown
  • Defensive Formation

Master Distribution for Warhammer

Juggernaut

  • Epitome of Bonk
  • Hammer Time
  • Contemption
  • Power Through Pain
  • Hardened Steel
  • Wrecking Ball
  • Safety Measures
  • Breathing Room

Crowd Crusher

  • Shockwave
  • Frailty
  • Meteoric Crater
  • Outnumbered
  • Guarded Sprint
  • Concussive Impact
  • Prevailing Spirit
  • Path of Destiny
  • Seismic Waves
  • Stimulated Reduction
  • Aftershock

Fire Staff and Ice Gauntlet

This combo is the dream set for players who prefer to be pure spellcasters. This build neutralizes enemies' movements and then drops massive burst spells upon them.

Master Distribution for Fire Staff

Fire Mage

  • Pillar of Fire
  • Prophet of a Fire God
  • Spell Focus
  • Spellslinger
  • Flare
  • Fiery Restoration
  • Singe
  • Clear Mind
  • Fireball
  • Scorched Earth
  • Runes of Helios

Pyromancer

  • Pyromania
  • Kindle
  • Let It Burn
  • Watch It Burn
  • Combat Speed
  • Burn Out
  • All In
  • Heat It Up!

Master Distribution for Ice Gauntlet

Ice Tempest

  • Cold Reach
  • Energized Critical
  • Heavy Freeze
  • Ice Spikes
  • Refreshing Spikes
  • Empowered Spikes
  • Deadly Path
  • Spiky Reach
  • Critical Frost
  • Ice Storm
  • Weakening Gust
  • Storm Summoner
  • Punishing Storm
  • Ultimate Chill

Builder

  • Ice Shower
  • Enduring Shower
  • Quick Shower
  • Frigid Showers
  • Quick Frost

Spear and Sword & Shield

Spear and Sword may not be the most destructive build, but it is the tankiest. If you don’t mind playing the long game, this set fits you because it can win wars of attrition. The Sword & Shield make you beefier, while the Spear ensures you can control your distance against enemies.

Master Distribution for Spear

Zoner

  • Invigorating Crits
  • Deadly Reach
  • Evasive Maneuvers
  • Merciless Strength
  • Defensive Stance
  • Sweep
  • Tenacious Sweep
  • Coup de Grace

Impaler

  • Precise Jabs
  • Perforate
  • Rupturing Strikes
  • Impactful Strikes
  • Finishing Blows
  • Aggressive Maneuvers
  • Refreshing Jabs
  • Vault Kick
  • Relentless Blows
  • Continuous Motion
  • Exploited Weakness

Master Distribution for Sword & Shield

Swordmaster

  • Empowered Stab
  • Freeing Justice
  • Achilles’ Heel
  • Leaping Strike
  • Final Strike
  • Cowardly Punishment

Defender

  • Sturdy Shield
  • Elemental Resistance
  • One With the Shield
  • Shield Rush
  • Improved Rush
  • Intimidating Rush
  • Sturdy Grip
  • Defensive training
  • Recuperation
  • Defiant Stance
  • Final Countdown
  • Restoration
  • Defensive Formation

Musket and Rapier

If you are looking for one of the highest damages dealing builds, you may be interested in this combo. However, this set is considered a glass cannon, so you should be very careful playing this one. If you can land your headshots perfectly and kite around your enemies while using the Rapier, you can be a lethal opponent for any foe.

Master Distribution for Musket

Sharpshooter

  • Powder Burn
  • Backdraft
  • Chronic Trauma
  • Ballistic Advantage
  • Hit Your Mark
  • Called Shot
  • Heightened Precision
  • Empowering Headshot
  • Shooter’s Stance
  • Shoot More
  • Marksman
  • Sniper

Trapper

  • Salt on the Wounds
  • Weakened Defense
  • Empowering Weakness
  • Tactical Reload
  • Sticky Bomb
  • Unflinching Walk
  • Sticky Slow

Master Distribution for Rapier

Blood

  • Tondo
  • Thirst For Blood
  • And Again
  • Proper Spacing
  • Refreshing Strikes
  • Unerring
  • Engarde
  • Light Edge

Grace

  • Evade
  • Crescendo
  • Allegro
  • Adagio
  • Breathe In
  • Controlled Breathing
  • Swiftness
  • Fleche
  • Quick Lunge
  • Backside
  • Momentum

Bow and Spear

Incredibly lethal from a distance, the Bow and Spear are a pure DEX build set wherein you mainly rely on hit-and-run tactics. Since you are not that durable, you have to rely on the quick maneuverability of the Bow while ensuring that enemies cannot get close to you using your Spear. 

Master Distribution for Bow

Skirmisher

  • Poison Shot
  • Infected Arrows
  • Impale
  • Dodge and Weave
  • Mark
  • Evade Shot
  • Evasive Tactics
  • Archer’s Speed

Hunter

  • Long Range
  • Finishing Shot
  • Surprise Attack
  • Hawkeye
  • Penetrating Shot
  • Blood Soaked Arrow
  • Deep Strike
  • Unbreakable Focus
  • Arrow Range
  • Bullseye
  • Concussion

Master Distribution for Spear

Zoner

  • Invigorating Crits
  • Deadly Reach
  • Evasive Maneuvers
  • Merciless Strength
  • Defensive Stance
  • Sweep
  • Tenacious Sweep
  • Coup de Grace

Impaler

  • Precise Jabs
  • Perforate
  • Rupturing Strikes
  • Impactful Strikes
  • Finishing Blows
  • Aggressive Maneuvers
  • Refreshing Jabs
  • Vault Kick
  • Relentless Blows
  • Continuous Motion
  • Exploited Weakness

Firestaff and Rapier

Finding a Magical weapon paired with a Melee item might be weird, but these two works surprisingly well. Firestaff is the primary damage dealer in this set, and the Rapier is used for maneuvering and repositioning. However, the bladed weapon can still be lethal when you are forced to fight in close quarters.

Master Distribution for Fire Staff

Fire Mage

  • Prophet of a Fire God
  • Spellsinger
  • Flare
  • Fiery Restoration
  • Singe
  • Clear Mind
  • Fireball

Pyromancer

  • Incinerate
  • Scorched
  • Flame Out!
  • Pyromania
  • Kindle
  • Let It Burn
  • Watch It Burn
  • Combat Speed
  • Burn Out
  • All In
  • Heat It Up!

Master Distribution for Rapier

Blood

  • Refreshing Strikes
  • Engarde

Grace

  • Riposte
  • Insult to Injury
  • Priority
  • Lasting Consequence
  • Desperation
  • Red Curtains
  • Evade
  • Crescendo
  • Allegro
  • Adagio
  • Breathe In
  • Perfectionist
  • Fleche
  • Quick Lunge
  • Backside
  • Interruption
  • Momentum

Great Axe and Hatchet

This is an excellent starter PvP build for newer players. The Hatchet provides you with Berserk and other beneficial buffs while you use the Great Axe to deal most of the damage. However, this set tends to fall off later on unless you can make some significant changes. 

Master Distribution for Great Axe

Reaper

  • Charge
  • Frenzied Momentum
  • Unpredictable Strike
  • Critical Gains
  • Keen Edge
  • Frustration
  • Feed
  • Greed
  • Death’s Embrace
  • Critical Condition
  • Blood Lust

Mauler

  • Center of Attention
  • Maelstrom
  • Storm’s Reach
  • Absorb
  • No Reprieve
  • Crowded Protection
  • Gravity Well
  • Crowded Well

Master Distribution for Hatchet

Berserker

  • Feral Rush
  • Dispatch
  • Crippling Strikes
  • Enraged Strikes
  • Against All Odds
  • Frenzied Purge
  • Berserk
  • On the Hunt
  • Berserking Refresh
  • Berserking Purge
  • Uninterruptible Berserk
  • Accumulated Power
  • Fortifying Strikes
  • Desperate Refresh
  • Raging Torrent
  • Aggressive Approach
  • Final Blow
  • Defy Death

Throwing

  • Aimed Throw

Based Your Choice on Your Preference!

While some in this list might be stronger than others, you should always rely on your preference. Don’t rely too much on which is more powerful, especially if you don’t enjoy the play style. Choose the build based on multiple factors and not just this list!

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