New World Weaponsmithing Guide

Last Updated: January 10th 2022 for Patch 1.2.1

Introduction to Weaponsmithing in New World
Leveling Weaponsmithing
Enhancing Your Weaponsmithing
Weaponsmithing Artifacts
Weaponsmithing Experience Table

Introduction to Weaponsmithing in New World

The Weaponsmithing Trade Skill in New World allows players to create a variety of weapons including great axes, longswords, round shields, rapiers, shields, and war hammers.

To get started with Weaponsmithing you will need to gather basic resources and refine them to craft (Ingots, leathers, clothes, and lumbers). Once the resources have been obtained you will be using the Forge (Anvil icon on map) to craft anything Weaponsmithing. A Tier 1 Camp can be used to craft a wooden longsword, however this really doesn’t have much use as you start with something  better and it yields no experience. To craft, walk up to a Forge and press your default interact button, “E”, to open the crafting window.


It is important to note the tier of the Forge you are using as it determines what tier items you can craft:
  • Forge T2: 1-49 Recipes
  • Forge T3: 50-99 Recipes
  • Forge T4: 100-149 Recipes
  • Forge 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.
 

Most of the time when you craft an item at the Forge you are awarded with Weaponsmithing experience. The amount of experience for crafting an item can be found under the blue CRAFT button in the crafting screen. An exception are the Wood weapons as seen above. Weaponsmithing level cap is 200, of which afterwards you will start to gain aptitude.

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 the Starmetal Round Shield (seen below) is a Tier 4 Round Shield so it requires the Tier 4 Metal Ingot to craft it as the primary material (Starmetal Ingot, Blessed Crucible, or Azurite Chunk). 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)

Leveling Weaponsmithing

Information in this section contains what I feel is a way to level your Weaponsmithing Trade Skill. You are in no way restricted to this method. I expect you to diverge from it depending on material availability, refining proc chances, and market price values.

I do not take into consideration the proc chances for the refining process 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 a weaponsmithing 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 crude work order when you are on Starmetal). 

Round Shields: Longswords, Rapiers, and the Round Shields all take the same resources to craft them. The Round Shields have the advantage over the other crafts here because they can salvage 1-4 ingots while the Longswords and Rapiers are 1-2.

Levels 1 - 50 (Tier 2 Crafting)
You will need a total of 13,350 experience to reach level 50. Tier 2 crafting for Weaponsmithing follows this formula for experience: [Number of Materials * 12 Experience = Experience Output].

Let's take the Iron Round Shield for this example. This item requires 10 items to craft it; 7 Iron Ingots, 2 Timber, and 1 Coarse Leather. When multiplied by the tier experience value of 12 it will provide us with a total of 120 experience to craft it. 

My suggestion for leveling this tier is to craft 112 Iron Round Shields for a total of 13,440 (90xp extra then needed) experience. 

Total required materials:
  • 784x Iron Ingots
  • 224x Timber
  • 112x Coarse Leather
Base materials for up-crafting:
  • 3,136x Iron Ore -> Iron Ingot
  • 448x Green Wood -> Timber
  • 448x Raw Hide -> Coarse Leather

Iron Round Shield’s base tax value is 0.17. Without any tax modifiers you will need to spend 19.04 coin/gold to craft them. Additionally you will need 11.20 coin/gold to refine all the materials for the craft. 

Levels 51 - 100 (Tier 3 Crafting)
You will need a total of 168,600 experience to reach level 100, however it's only an additional 155,250 from level 50. (155,160 following this guide). Tier 3 crafting for Weaponsmithing follows this formula for experience: [Number of Materials * 45 Experience = Experience Output].


My suggestion for leveling this tier is to craft 314 Steel Round Shields at 495 experience each for a total of 155,520 experience. It takes 8x Steel Ingots, 2x Timber, and 1x Coarse Leather. 

Total required materials:
  • 2,512x Steel Ingots
  • 628x Timber
  • 314x Coarse Leathers
Base materials for up-crafting:
  • 16,936x Iron Ore -> Iron Ingot
  • 4,234x Iron Ingot -> Steel Ingot
  • 2,822x Charcoal -> Steel Ingot
  • 1,411x Flux -> Steel Ingot
  • 2,512x Green Wood -> Timber
  • 1,256x Raw Hide -> Coarse Leather

With the weight system in New World, you will want to spread out your crafts. It’s not impossible to do all the crafts at once if the materials are all refined; however if you have all the raw resources you will not have enough carry weight to hold it all. It’s something to keep in mind while gathering the resources and preparing the crafting for them.  

Steel Round Shield’s base tax value is 0.52. Without any tax modifiers you will need to spend 163.28 coin/gold to just craft them. Additionally you will need 98.82 coin/gold if you plan to refine all the materials. 

Level 100 - 150 (Tier 4 Crafting)
You will need a total of 1,264,800 experience to reach level 150, which is only an additional 1,096,200 experience if you are following this guide. Tier 4 crafting for Weaponsmithing follows this formula for experience: [Number of Materials * 168 Experience = Experience Output]. 


This is going to be very similar to the Tier 3 crafting as we will want to craft 544 Starmetal Round Shields for 2,016 experience each for a total of 1,096,704 experience. It takes 9x Starmetal Ingots, 2x Timber, and 1x Coarse Leather per craft.

Total required materials:
  • 4,896x Starmetal Ingots
  • 1,088x Timber
  • 544x Coarse Leather
Base materials for up-crafting:
  • 117,504x Iron Ore -> Iron Ingot
  • 29,376x Iron Ingot -> Steel Ingot
  • 9,729x Steel Ingot -> Starmetal Ingot
  • 29,376x Starmetal Ore -> Starmetal Ingot
  • 29,250x Charcoal -> All Tiers Refining
  • 14,625x Flux -> All Tiers Refining
  • 4,352x Green Wood -> Lumber
  • 2,176x Raw Hide -> Coarse Leather

At this point it will be impossible for you to craft all of this at the same time meaning you will have to craft these in waves due to the weight system.

Starmetal Round Shield’s base tax value is 1.28. Without any tax modifiers you will need to spend 696.32 coin/gold to just craft them. Additionally you will need 633.90 coin/gold if you plan to refine all the materials. 

Level 150 - 200 (Tier 5 Crafting)
You will need a total of 6,871,800 experience to reach level 200, which is only an additional 5,607,000 experience if you are following the guide. Tier 5 crafting for Weaponsmithing follows this formula for experience: [Number of Materials * 437 Experience = Experience Output] 


This is going to be very similar to the Tier 3/4 crafting as we will want to craft 856 Orichalcum Round Shield at 6,552 experience each for a total of 5,608,512 experience. It takes 10x Orichalcum Ingots, 3x Timber, and 2x Coarse Leather per craft.

Total required materials:
  • 8,560x Orichalcum Ingot
  • 1,712x Timber
  • 856x Coarse Leather
Base materials for up-crafting:
  • 410,880x Iron Ore -> Iron Ingot
  • 102,720x Iron Ingot -> Steel Ingot
  • 34,240x Steel Ingot -> Starmetal Ingot
  • 102,720x Starmetal Ore -> Starmetal Ingot
  • 17,120x Starmetal Ingot -> Orichalcum Ingot
  • 68,480x Orichalcum Ore -> Orichalcum Ingot
  • 119,840x Charcoal -> All Tiers Refining
  • 59,920x Flux -> All Tiers Refining
  • 6,848x Green Wood -> Timber
  • 3,424x Rawhide -> Coarse Leather 

Weight will hinder you yet again meaning you will need to craft this in waves and not in one batch. 

Orichalcum Round Shield’s base tax value is 3.11. Without any tax modifiers you will need to spend 2,662.16 coin/gold to just craft them. Additionally you will need 2,987.40 coin/gold if you plan to refine all the materials. 

Enhancing Your Weaponsmithing


Buffs and perks are the 2 main ways to enhance your Weaponsmithing. Both have ways to stack them, but with all good things there are limitations.

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 Weaponsmithing Expertise because it is an Armor Perk. There are always exceptions to rule; sometimes a quest item will give a named item that comes with a double perk, however none currently exist for Weaponsmithing that we know of at this time. 

There exists a Weaponsmithing armor set that is ideal for players who want to increase the gear score value on their crafts. Players will encounter armor drops for this set from level 59+ monsters. The set only exists in Tier 4 and 5, but there is no difference between them mechanically, only visually. 

Perks

Armor:
  • Weaponsmith Expertise +2 Weaponsmithing Crafted Item Quality (No Crafted Mod) 
Amulet:

Buffs

Foods:

Trophies:

Weaponsmithing Level

Territory Buffs:
  • Reekwater Reduces crafting taxes by 5%
  • Weaponsmithing’s Temperament: +5 Min Gear Score for Weaponsmithing
  • Territory Bonuses [5-37]% Crafting taxes - Varies on your points

BiS Weaponsmithing character:
  • Weaponsmith Hat GS 500 | +2 Min/Max GS for Weaponsmithing
  • Weaponsmith Shirt GS 500 | +2 Min/Max GS for Weaponsmithing
  • Weaponsmith Gloves GS 500 | +2 Min/Max GS for Weaponsmithing
  • Weaponsmith Pants GS 500 | +2 Min/Max GS for Weaponsmithing
  • Weaponsmith Shoes GS 500 | +2 Min/Max GS for Weaponsmithing
  • Amulet GS Any | +5 Min/Max GS for Weaponsmithing
  • 3x Infused Leather Bag 600 GS | Personal selection for weight reduction
  • Level 200 +20 Min GS for T2/3/4; +75 Max GS for T2/3/4; +25 Max GS for T5

BiS Total Stats (While Fully Buffed):
  • +30 Min/Max GS [Food +15 | Gear +15]
  • +20 Min GS for Tiers 2/3/4
  • +75 Max GS for Tiers 2/3/4
  • +25 Max GS for Tier 5
  • 42% Crafting tax reduction (Territory Buffs)
  • +2000 *Weaponsmithing Luck
*The exact effects of Weaponsmithing luck are still in the discovery phase; but is believed to increase the chances of rarity on an item. 

Weaponsmithing Artifacts
This section covers all the known Artifacts for Weaponsmithing and the Artifacts that are required to see them. Artifact crafting just requires you to have the item in your bags for the recipe to appear at the crafting station. 

Artifacts Items (All require 200 Weaponsmithing)


Weaponsmithing Experience Table

| Lvl | XP Req  | Total XP  | Char XP |
| 1   | 120     | 120       | 10      |
| 2   | 126     | 246       | 11      |
| 3   | 132     | 378       | 12      |
| 4   | 138     | 516       | 13      |
| 5   | 144     | 660       | 14      |
| 6   | 150     | 810       | 15      |
| 7   | 156     | 966       | 16      |
| 8   | 162     | 1,128     | 17      |
| 9   | 168     | 1,296     | 18      |
| 10  | 174     | 1,470     | 19      |
| 11  | 180     | 1,650     | 20      |
| 12  | 186     | 1,836     | 21      |
| 13  | 192     | 2,028     | 22      |
| 14  | 198     | 2,226     | 23      |
| 15  | 204     | 2,430     | 24      |
| 16  | 210     | 2,640     | 26      |
| 17  | 216     | 2,856     | 28      |
| 18  | 222     | 3,078     | 30      |
| 19  | 228     | 3,306     | 32      |
| 20  | 234     | 3,540     | 34      |
| 21  | 240     | 3,780     | 36      |
| 22  | 246     | 4,026     | 38      |
| 23  | 252     | 4,278     | 40      |
| 24  | 258     | 4,536     | 42      |
| 25  | 264     | 4,800     | 44      |
| 26  | 270     | 5,070     | 46      |
| 27  | 276     | 5,346     | 48      |
| 28  | 282     | 5,628     | 50      |
| 29  | 288     | 5,916     | 52      |
| 30  | 294     | 6,210     | 54      |
| 31  | 300     | 6,510     | 56      |
| 32  | 306     | 6,816     | 58      |
| 33  | 312     | 7,128     | 60      |
| 34  | 318     | 7,446     | 62      |
| 35  | 324     | 7,770     | 64      |
| 36  | 330     | 8,100     | 66      |
| 37  | 336     | 8,436     | 68      |
| 38  | 342     | 8,778     | 70      |
| 39  | 348     | 9,126     | 72      |
| 40  | 354     | 9,480     | 74      |
| 41  | 360     | 9,840     | 77      |
| 42  | 366     | 10,206    | 80      |
| 43  | 372     | 10,578    | 83      |
| 44  | 378     | 10,956    | 86      |
| 45  | 384     | 11,340    | 89      |
| 46  | 390     | 11,730    | 92      |
| 47  | 396     | 12,126    | 95      |
| 48  | 402     | 12,528    | 98      |
| 49  | 408     | 12,936    | 101     |
| 50  | 414     | 13,350    | 104     |
| 51  | 900     | 14,250    | 108     |
| 52  | 990     | 15,240    | 112     |
| 53  | 1,080   | 16,320    | 116     |
| 54  | 1,170   | 17,490    | 120     |
| 55  | 1,260   | 18,750    | 124     |
| 56  | 1,350   | 20,100    | 128     |
| 57  | 1,440   | 21,540    | 132     |
| 58  | 1,530   | 23,070    | 136     |
| 59  | 1,620   | 24,690    | 140     |
| 60  | 1,710   | 26,400    | 144     |
| 61  | 1,800   | 28,200    | 148     |
| 62  | 1,890   | 30,090    | 152     |
| 63  | 1,980   | 32,070    | 156     |
| 64  | 2,070   | 34,140    | 160     |
| 65  | 2,160   | 36,300    | 164     |
| 66  | 2,250   | 38,550    | 168     |
| 67  | 2,340   | 40,890    | 172     |
| 68  | 2,430   | 43,320    | 176     |
| 69  | 2,520   | 45,840    | 180     |
| 70  | 2,610   | 48,450    | 184     |
| 71  | 2,700   | 51,150    | 188     |
| 72  | 2,790   | 53,940    | 192     |
| 73  | 2,880   | 56,820    | 196     |
| 74  | 2,970   | 59,790    | 200     |
| 75  | 3,060   | 62,850    | 204     |
| 76  | 3,150   | 66,000    | 209     |
| 77  | 3,240   | 69,240    | 214     |
| 78  | 3,330   | 72,570    | 219     |
| 79  | 3,420   | 75,990    | 224     |
| 80  | 3,510   | 79,500    | 229     |
| 81  | 3,600   | 83,100    | 234     |
| 82  | 3,690   | 86,790    | 239     |
| 83  | 3,780   | 90,570    | 244     |
| 84  | 3,870   | 94,440    | 249     |
| 85  | 3,960   | 98,400    | 254     |
| 86  | 4,050   | 102,450   | 259     |
| 87  | 4,140   | 106,590   | 264     |
| 88  | 4,230   | 110,820   | 269     |
| 89  | 4,320   | 115,140   | 274     |
| 90  | 4,410   | 119,550   | 279     |
| 91  | 4,500   | 124,050   | 284     |
| 92  | 4,590   | 128,640   | 289     |
| 93  | 4,680   | 133,320   | 294     |
| 94  | 4,770   | 138,090   | 299     |
| 95  | 4,860   | 142,950   | 304     |
| 96  | 4,950   | 147,900   | 309     |
| 97  | 5,040   | 152,940   | 314     |
| 98  | 5,130   | 158,070   | 319     |
| 99  | 5,220   | 163,290   | 324     |
| 100 | 5,310   | 168,600   | 329     |
| 101 | 9,576   | 178,176   | 335     |
| 102 | 10,080  | 188,256   | 341     |
| 103 | 10,584  | 198,840   | 347     |
| 104 | 11,088  | 209,928   | 353     |
| 105 | 11,592  | 221,520   | 359     |
| 106 | 12,096  | 233,616   | 365     |
| 107 | 12,600  | 246,216   | 371     |
| 108 | 13,104  | 259,320   | 377     |
| 109 | 13,608  | 272,928   | 383     |
| 110 | 14,112  | 287,040   | 389     |
| 111 | 14,616  | 301,656   | 395     |
| 112 | 15,120  | 316,776   | 401     |
| 113 | 15,624  | 332,400   | 407     |
| 114 | 16,128  | 348,528   | 413     |
| 115 | 16,632  | 365,160   | 419     |
| 116 | 17,136  | 382,296   | 425     |
| 117 | 17,640  | 399,936   | 431     |
| 118 | 18,144  | 418,080   | 437     |
| 119 | 18,648  | 436,728   | 443     |
| 120 | 19,152  | 455,880   | 449     |
| 121 | 19,656  | 475,536   | 455     |
| 122 | 20,160  | 495,696   | 461     |
| 123 | 20,664  | 516,360   | 467     |
| 124 | 21,168  | 537,528   | 473     |
| 125 | 21,672  | 559,200   | 479     |
| 126 | 22,176  | 581,376   | 486     |
| 127 | 22,680  | 604,056   | 493     |
| 128 | 23,184  | 627,240   | 500     |
| 129 | 23,688  | 650,928   | 507     |
| 130 | 24,192  | 675,120   | 514     |
| 131 | 24,696  | 699,816   | 521     |
| 132 | 25,200  | 725,016   | 528     |
| 133 | 25,704  | 750,720   | 535     |
| 134 | 26,208  | 776,928   | 542     |
| 135 | 26,712  | 803,640   | 549     |
| 136 | 27,216  | 830,856   | 556     |
| 137 | 27,720  | 858,576   | 563     |
| 138 | 28,224  | 886,800   | 570     |
| 139 | 28,728  | 915,528   | 577     |
| 140 | 29,232  | 944,760   | 584     |
| 141 | 29,736  | 974,496   | 591     |
| 142 | 30,240  | 1,004,736 | 598     |
| 143 | 30,744  | 1,035,480 | 605     |
| 144 | 31,248  | 1,066,728 | 612     |
| 145 | 31,752  | 1,098,480 | 619     |
| 146 | 32,256  | 1,130,736 | 626     |
| 147 | 32,760  | 1,163,496 | 633     |
| 148 | 33,264  | 1,196,760 | 640     |
| 149 | 33,768  | 1,230,528 | 647     |
| 150 | 34,272  | 1,264,800 | 654     |
| 151 | 50,400  | 1,315,200 | 661     |
| 152 | 52,920  | 1,368,120 | 668     |
| 153 | 55,440  | 1,423,560 | 675     |
| 154 | 57,960  | 1,481,520 | 682     |
| 155 | 60,480  | 1,542,000 | 689     |
| 156 | 63,000  | 1,605,000 | 696     |
| 157 | 65,520  | 1,670,520 | 703     |
| 158 | 68,040  | 1,738,560 | 710     |
| 159 | 70,560  | 1,809,120 | 717     |
| 160 | 73,080  | 1,882,200 | 724     |
| 161 | 75,600  | 1,957,800 | 732     |
| 162 | 78,120  | 2,035,920 | 740     |
| 163 | 80,640  | 2,116,560 | 748     |
| 164 | 83,160  | 2,199,720 | 756     |
| 165 | 85,680  | 2,285,400 | 764     |
| 166 | 88,200  | 2,373,600 | 772     |
| 167 | 90,720  | 2,464,320 | 780     |
| 168 | 93,240  | 2,557,560 | 788     |
| 169 | 95,760  | 2,653,320 | 796     |
| 170 | 98,280  | 2,751,600 | 804     |
| 171 | 100,800 | 2,852,400 | 812     |
| 172 | 103,320 | 2,955,720 | 820     |
| 173 | 105,840 | 3,061,560 | 828     |
| 174 | 108,360 | 3,169,920 | 836     |
| 175 | 110,880 | 3,280,800 | 844     |
| 176 | 113,400 | 3,394,200 | 853     |
| 177 | 115,920 | 3,510,120 | 862     |
| 178 | 118,440 | 3,628,560 | 871     |
| 179 | 120,960 | 3,749,520 | 880     |
| 180 | 123,480 | 3,873,000 | 889     |
| 181 | 126,000 | 3,999,000 | 898     |
| 182 | 128,520 | 4,127,520 | 907     |
| 183 | 131,040 | 4,258,560 | 916     |
| 184 | 133,560 | 4,392,120 | 925     |
| 185 | 136,080 | 4,528,200 | 934     |
| 186 | 138,600 | 4,666,800 | 943     |
| 187 | 141,120 | 4,807,920 | 952     |
| 188 | 143,640 | 4,951,560 | 961     |
| 189 | 146,160 | 5,097,720 | 970     |
| 190 | 148,680 | 5,246,400 | 979     |
| 191 | 151,200 | 5,397,600 | 989     |
| 192 | 153,720 | 5,551,320 | 999     |
| 193 | 156,240 | 5,707,560 | 1,009   |
| 194 | 158,760 | 5,866,320 | 1,019   |
| 195 | 161,280 | 6,027,600 | 1,029   |
| 196 | 163,800 | 6,191,400 | 1,039   |
| 197 | 166,320 | 6,357,720 | 1,049   |
| 198 | 168,840 | 6,526,560 | 1,059   |
| 199 | 171,360 | 6,697,920 | 1,069   |
| 200 | 173,880 | 6,871,800 | 1,079   |
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