The Armoring Trade Skill in New World allows players to craft (armor) hats, shirts, gloves, pants, boots, bags and balms. We will walk you through everything you need to know about Armoring in our New World Armoring Guide.
Armoring in New World
To get started with Armoring you will need to gather resources to craft. Once the resources have been obtained you will be using the Outfitting Station (Spool of Thread icon on map) to craft light and medium armor and the Forge (Anvil on the map) to craft the heavy armor. Walk up to the respective crafting station and press your default interact button, “E”, to open the crafting window.
It is important to note the tier of the station you are using as it determines what tier items you can craft:
Crafting Station Tier/Recipe that can be crafted
- T2: 0-49 Recipes
- T3: 50-99 Recipes
- T4: 100-149 Recipes
- T5: 150+ Recipes
When you are at the crafting station and have the resources, you will want to open the crafting menu and select what you want to craft. Once you’ve selected the item to craft, you can click the blue CRAFT button to craft the item. If you wish to craft more than one you can move the slider above it and select how many you wish to bulk craft. If you are unable to craft the item you want, you will see red text indicating that you do not have enough of the required materials to craft the item and it will say CAN’T CRAFT on the bottom right.
When crafting any kind of armor at the outfitting station you are awarded with Armoring experience. The amount of experience for crafting an item can be found under the craft button on crafting screen. Armoring level cap is 200. Once 200 you can start earning aptitude levels. For more information about that please check out the aptitude guide.
When crafting an item Tier 2 or higher, the first item in the craft must match the same tier as the item you are crafting. For example a Silk Dress (seen below) is a Tier 4 item so it requires the Tier 4 Cloth to craft it as the primary material (Silk, Glintstrands, and Scalecord). The secondary materials are not restricted to the tier requirement making it so you may use lesser or greater tiered materials in the craft. (See our Crafting & Yield Chances guide to see how it affects Gear Score)
Information in this section contains a recommended method to level armoring. There are various ways to achieve 200 armoring, and you are in no way restricted to this method. It’s expected that you will diverge from it depending on material availability, refining proc chances, and market price values.
Proc chances during the refining process are not taken into consideration as it is not the only method of obtaining the materials to craft and the proc chance depends on level & resources used. Some players may want to spend gold to buy all/some of the materials from the trade stations.
Town Board Quests: It is suggested to complete these quests that can be picked up at the town board as they will net you more experience than just crafting items. There are a few problems with leveling using this method. These quests are only updated every 30 minutes, it is possible that an Armoring quest may not be provided, and finally the higher level you get there is an increased chance that the quest might not be on par with your tier (May get a T1 work order when you are at T4 crafting skill).
First Craft Bonus
You get a “First Craft” double XP bonus for each unique item you craft. Be sure to utilize this when possible as you level Armoring! Just make sure that the item is around the same price as the recommended item in the Armoring Guide down below.
Using Scraps to Level
You can utilize scraps from a perfect salvage to quickly level any applicable trade skill. This is a great way to obtain a boost to your trade skill experience. To learn all about perfect salvages and how to use scraps you can check out our Perfect Salvage Guide.
Levels 1 – 50
You will need a total of 11,995 experience to reach level 50.
The recommended method for leveling this tier is to craft 112 Linen Handwraps for a total of 12,096 experience. Linen Handwraps takes 4x Linen, 4x Coarse Leather, and 1x Iron Ingot to craft. Alternatively you can craft Coarse Leather Gloves which is exactly the same material cost.
Total required materials:
- 448x Linen
- 448x Coarse Leather
- 112x Iron Ingot
Base materials for up-crafting:
- 1,792x Fibers
- 1,792x Rawhide
- 448x Iron Ore => Iron Ingot
Levels 51 – 100
You will need 139,624 experience from level 50 to reach level 100.
The recommended method for leveling this tier is to craft 345 Sateen Gloves or [Alt]Rugged Leather Gloves at 405 experience each for a total of 139,725 experience. It takes 4x Sateen, 4x Coarse Leather, and 1x Iron Ingot. Alternatively 4x Rugged Leather, 4x Linen, and 1x Iron Ingot.
Total required materials [Alt Mats]:
- 1,380x Sateen [Rugged Leather]
- 1,380x Coarse Leather [Linen]
- 345x Iron Ingot
- 22,080x Fibers [Raw Hide]
- 1,380x Crossweave [Tannin]
- 5,520x Raw Hide [Fiber]
- 1,380x Iron Ore
Level 100 – 150
You will need 986,560 experience from level 100 to reach level 150.
This is going to be very similar to the Tier 3 crafting. You will want to craft 488 Silk Gloves or Layered Leather Gloves for 2,025 experience each for a total of 988,200 experience. It takes 4x Silk, 4x Coarse Leather, and 1x Iron Ingot or 4x Layered Leather, 4x Linen, and 1x Iron Ingot for the leather alternative craft.
Total required materials [Alt Mats]:
- 1,952x Silk [Layered Leather]
- 1,952x Coarse Leather [Linen]
- 653x Iron Ingot
Level 150 – 200
You will need 5,046,300 experience from level 150 to reach level 200.
This is going to be very similar to the Tier 3/4 crafting. You will want to craft 831 Infused Silk Gloves or Infused Leather Gloves at 6,075 experience each for a total of 5,048,325 experience. It takes 4x Infused Silk, 4x Coarse Leather, and 1x Iron Ingot per craft or 4x Infused Leather, 4x Linen, and 1x Iron Ingot.
Total required materials [Alt Mats]:
- 3,324x Infused Silk [Infused Leather]
- 3,324x Coarse Leather [Linen]
- 831x Iron Ingot
To Craft Max-level Armor in New World, you must first obtain the Armoring gear. Armoring Gear can be looted from the appropriate boss OR be purchased from the auction house. Below is a list of each piece of crafting gear and where you can find it in the open world:
Enhancing Your Armoring
Buffs and perks are the 2 main ways to enhance your Armoring. Perks are limited to item type and only being able to have 1 type of perk on the item. For example, an amulet can’t have Armorer Expertise because it is only an Armor Perk.
|Armoring Armor||How to Obtain it|
|Armorer Hat||Leviathan of the Deep|
|Armorer Shirt||The Siren’s Fist|
|Armorer Gloves||The Siren’s Guide|
|Armorer Pants||The Siren’s Gun|
You can also craft them from a pattern located in Tier III Aptitude box from Armoring. You will also need an Earring with the armoring mastery perk on it to complete the set.
How to Craft 600 Gear Score Items with Armoring
When crafting, you will need to use cooldown materials such as asmodeum, runic leather, and pheonixweave. You will need to use a Tier V Forge or Outfitters Station. You will also need to obtain 3 Major Armoring trophies of the applicable crafting trade skill and have them active in your house, obtain all the Armorer gear above, and consume the crafting trade skill food.
Finally, you’ll need to own a home in a settlement that has the appropriate crafting town buff active. Below is a summary of everything you will need to craft a 600 Gear Score item:
- Armoring level 200
- 5 pieces of Armoring Gear (see above)
- Earring with Armoring Mastery Perk (cheap on Trading Post or craft your own)
- 3 Major Armoring Crafting Trophy +5 Min Gear Score for Armoring/Jewelcrafting (Artifact)
- Spicy Cabbage Soup +15 Min/Max Gear Score for Armoring (Recipe)
- House in a Settlement with the Armorer’s Inspiration +5 Min Gear Score for Armoring
New World Armoring Guide Conclusion
That does it for our New World Armoring Guide! For more on the perks you can craft on your armor, check out our Armor Perk and Perk Pool Guide