Last Updated: Tue Oct 11 2022 Reading Time: 3 min

New World Status Effects

New World has many status effects that can change the outcomes of battles in both PVE and PVP. The charts below are quick-reference guides to all Buffs, Debuffs, and Damage Over Time Effects in New World. 

Buffs

EffectsDescriptionEffect Cap
Cleanse Removes and provides immunity to all debuffsN/A
EmpowerIncrease attack damage50%
FortifyIncreases damage absorption50%
HasteIncreases run and/or sprint speed50%*
HealRestores health over timeN/A
* Haste Cap does not apply to the Haste Elixir from the Seige Armory in Wars

Buffs are a big part of both PVP and PVE in New World. Perks like the PVP-specific ring perk, Invigorated Punishment, deal 3% bonus damage per buff on Target. Technically, Invigorated Perk can deal a max amount of 9% damage bonus damage since the total amount of buffs that can be on a target only include Empower, Fortify, and Haste. This exceeds the 4.9% increase in damage that perks like Void Damage or Fire Damage. To make this true, your target must at least have 2 buffs on them a majority of the time to make if beneficial.

Debuffs

EffectDescriptionDescription
SlowReduces run and/or Sprint Speed50%
RendReduce damage absorption30%
WeakenReduces attack damage of enemy50%
DiseaseReduces healing50%
ExhaustReduces stamina regenerationN/A
SilenceDisables abilities but allows basic attacksN/A
RootDisables movement but allows basic attacks and abilitiesN/A
StunDisables all actionsN/A
Note that the Rend debuff has a lower cap than most status effects.

Debuffs are extremely important in both New World PVP and PVE. Keeping max Rend stacks on your target is extremely important in Expedition Boss fights, increasing your group’s damage by 30%.

Along with Rend, Disease can help weaken your target in PVP, making killing them more likely through healing and heavy mitigation.

Damage Over Time Effects

EffectDescription
BurnFire damage over time
BleedPhysical damage over time
PoisonElemental damage over time
Shock Stamina damage over time
DisintegrateWeapon damage over time and reduces damage absorption

Damage over time is an easy way to increase the overall damage you can deal to a target. Keenly Jagged is one of the best weapon perks you can obtain due to the amount of overall DPS it adds. It’s important to note that the reduction of damage absorption from Disintegrate counts towards max rend stacks (30%).

New World Status Effects Conclusion

That concludes our New World Status Effects guide. Make sure you optimize how you use and apply buffs, de-buffs, and DOTS in all of your New World Builds.

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