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.
|Cleanse||Removes and provides immunity to all debuffs||N/A|
|Empower||Increase attack damage||50%|
|Fortify||Increases damage absorption||50%|
|Haste||Increases run and/or sprint speed||50%*|
|Heal||Restores health over time||N/A|
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.
|Slow||Reduces run and/or Sprint Speed||50%|
|Rend||Reduce damage absorption||30%|
|Weaken||Reduces attack damage of enemy||50%|
|Exhaust||Reduces stamina regeneration||N/A|
|Silence||Disables abilities but allows basic attacks||N/A|
|Root||Disables movement but allows basic attacks and abilities||N/A|
|Stun||Disables all actions||N/A|
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.
|Burn||Fire damage over time|
|Bleed||Physical damage over time|
|Poison||Elemental damage over time|
|Shock||Stamina damage over time|
|Disintegrate||Weapon damage over time, reduces damage absorption|
Damage of 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%).
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.