Last Updated: September 26th 2021 from the Open Beta
August 25th 2020 AGS gave players the chance to play the Preview event for New World. A few months after the event Alpha servers came back online for select players to continue testing the game and as part of this they decided to do monthly Alpha patch notes for the public. The first set of patch notes called Alpha Testing Resumes
gave us some insight into the Legendary weapon quests.
On October 20th spears were added to Alpha and the quest line for Heavensplitter. December 15th great axes were added to the Alpha along with the quest for The Reformation. January 19th for the rapier Frozen Lament. With the final weapon added on April 20th, the ice gauntlet, with the legendary weapon Rimelash.
Now if you look at these weapons you will see that Rimelash
is the only weapon with all 5 perk slots filled to make it truly a legendary weapon. (Attribute, Socket, Perk 1, Perk 2, and Perk 3) All the previous ones only have 4 perk slots filled, making them an epic weapon from when they once were legendary. At some point between January 19th and April 20th AGS made the decision to change the rarities and never went back to update these legendary weapons to stay legendary. So when people talk about legendary weapons from quests they mean these weapons.
To unlock the quests for these weapons, you must first do the pre-requirement quests that start with Eintou Madaki
in Mountainhome. The quest you want to unlock is called Madaki's Stratagem
as this is the quest that you go to obtain the weapon molds. In addition to these quests, you need to have 20 Weapon Mastery in the weapon you wish to craft or the quest will not be offered.
When you have the quest, you are tasked with gathering quest materials to have the NPC craft the weapon for you. Since these are quest materials, you can only start gathering the items once on the quest. Its also not just a simple task, expect to spend a few hours gathering all the materials. After you’ve gathered them all, you turn in the quest and obtain your “legendary” weapon!