Last Updated: Tue Nov 08 2022 Reading Time: 5 min

New World Weaponsmithing Guide

Introduction

The Weaponsmithing Trade Skill in New World allows players to create a variety of weapons including great axes, longswords, round shields, rapiers, shields, Great Swords, and War Hammers. We cover all this in more in our New World Weaponsmithing Guide.

Weaponsmithing in New World

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 the map) to craft anything Weaponsmithing. To craft, walk up to a Forge and press your default to 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 Weaponsmithing experience. The amount of experience for crafting an item can be found under the blue CRAFT button in the crafting screen. The Weaponsmithing level cap is 200, of which afterward you will start to gain aptitude.

Crafting Higher Tiered Items

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.

Leveling Weaponsmithing

Information in this section contains the recommended way to level your Weaponsmithing Trade Skill. This includes a level-by-level breakdown, how to level with weapon scrabs, and more!

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 Weaponsmithing! Just make sure that the item is around the same price as the recommended item in the Weaponsmithing Leveling 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 iron round shield requires 10 items to craft it; 7 Iron Ingots, 2 Timber, and 1 Coarse Leather. each iron round shield yields 120 weaponsmithing experience. The recommendation for leveling this tier is to craft 100 Iron Round Shields for a total of 12,000 experience. 

Total required materials:

  • 700x Iron Ingots
  • 200x Timber
  • 100x Coarse Leather

Levels 51-100

You will need a total of 139,725 experience to reach level 100 from level 50.

The recommendation for leveling this tier is to craft 283 Steel Round Shields at 495 experience each for a total of 140,085 experience. It takes 8x Steel Ingots, 2x Timber, and 1x Coarse Leather. 

Total required materials:

  • 2,264x Steel Ingots
  • 566x Timber
  • 283x Coarse Leathers

Level 100-150

You will need a total of 986,195 experience to reach level 150 from level 100.

This is going to be very similar to the Tier 3 crafting. You will want to craft 366 Starmetal Round Shields for 988,200 experience. It takes 9x Starmetal Ingots, 2x Timber, and 1x Coarse Leather per craft.

Total required materials:

  • 3,294x Starmetal Ingots
  • 732x Timber
  • 366x Coarse Leather

Level 150-200

You will need a total of 5,046,300 experience to reach level 200 from level 150.

This is going to be very similar to the Tier 3/4 crafting. You will want to craft 576 Orichalcum Round Shield at 8,775 experience each for a total of 5,054,400 experience. It takes 10x Orichalcum Ingots, 3x Timber, and 2x Coarse Leather per craft.

Total required materials:

  • 5,760x Orichalcum Ingot
  • 1,152x Timber
  • 576x Coarse Leather

Weaponsmithing Gear

To Craft Max-level Weapons in New World, you must first obtain the Weaponsmithing gear. Weaponsmithing 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:

Weaponsmithing ArmorHow to Obtain it
Weaponsmith HatHigh Priest Oseguera
Weaponsmith ShirtArtifex Faetum
Weaponsmith GlovesJuna
Weaponsmith PantsArticulon the Unshackled
Weaponsmith ShoesSesa

You can also craft them from a pattern located in Tier III Weaponsmithing Aptitude box.. You will also need an Earring with the weaponsmithing mastery perk on it to complete the set.

How to Craft 600 Gear Score Items with Weaponsmithing

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. You will also need to obtain 3 major Weaponsmithing trophies of the applicable crafting trade skill and have them active in your house, obtain all the Weaponsmithing 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:

  • Weaponsmithing level 200
  • 5 pieces of Weaponsmithing Gear (see above)
  • Earring with Weaponsmithing Mastery Perk (cheap on Trading Post or craft your own)
  • 3 Major Weaponsmithing Crafting Trophy +5 Min Gear Score for Weaponsmithing (Artifact)
  • Savory Vegetable Medley +15 Min/Max Gear Score for Weaponsmithing (Recipe)
  • House in a Settlement with the Weaponsmithing’s Temperament: +5 Min Gear Score for Weaponsmithing

New World Weaponsmithing Guide Conclusion

That completes our New World Weaponsmithing Guide. For more on the perks, you can craft on your weapons, check out our weapon perk and perk pools guide.

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