New World Armor Perks and Perk Labels

Guide last updated: April 25th, 2022 for Patch 1.5 - Bugs and Balance Update

All of the perks in New World are categorized using perk labels. Most perks have 1 perk label, but a few have 2 perk labels. When crafting an item in New World you can not roll multiple perks within the same perk label. For example, if you roll Physical Aversion in the "Damage Absorption" perk label you can not also have the Elemental Aversion perk within the "Damage Absorption" perk label on the same piece of armor. 

You could however roll an item that has something within the "Proc" perk label and within the "CDR" perk label. For example, you could roll Refreshing and Shirking Energy on the same piece of armor. This rule applies to the 2nd perk label as well. 

Also worth noting are the "Skill" perk labels toward the bottom. These are the perks for each weapon type. It's worth pointing out that while crafting gear the skill perks can also be utilized on weapons, however players often times opt to craft armor with the weapon specific perk on it in order to take advantage of other perks on the weapons that cannot be crafted on armor. For example you would shoot for something like Keen, Viscous, Keenly Empowered on the weapon and roll your weapon specific perk, such as, Fortifying perforate on one of your armor pieces. The weapon specific perks do not stack. 

Below is a chart of all the armor perks and their associated perk labels within New World (You can use "CTL + F" to search for applicable perks and perk labels):

Perk Label 1        | Perk Label 2   | Perk Name                    | Armor
Afflicted           | N/A            | Corruption Resistance        | All Armor Slots
Afflicted           | N/A            | Blight Resistance            | All Armor Slots
CDR                 | N/A            | Refreshing                   | All Armor Slots
CDR                 | N/A            | Refreshing Ward              | All Armor Slots
CDR                 | N/A            | Refreshing Evasion           | All Armor Slots
Crit Defense        | N/A            | Resilient                    | All Armor Slots
Damage Absorption   | N/A            | Ancient Ward                 | All Armor Slots
Damage Absorption   | N/A            | Angry Earth Ward             | All Armor Slots
Damage Absorption   | N/A            | Beast Ward                   | All Armor Slots
Damage Absorption   | N/A            | Corrupted Ward               | All Armor Slots
Damage Absorption   | N/A            | Lost Ward                    | All Armor Slots
Damage Absorption   | N/A            | Physical Aversion            | All Armor Slots
Damage Absorption   | N/A            | Elemental Aversion           | All Armor Slots
Damage Absorption   | N/A            | Shirking Fortification       | All Armor Slots
Debuff Duration     | N/A            | Freedom                      | All Armor Slots
Debuff Duration     | N/A            | Vigor                        | All Armor Slots
Debuff Duration     | N/A            | Invigorated                  | All Armor Slots
Durability          | N/A            | Reinforced                   | All Armor Slots
Gathering           | N/A            | Reinforced Logging Luck      | All Armor Slots
Gathering           | N/A            | Reinforced Harvesting Luck   | All Armor Slots
Gathering           | N/A            | Reinforced Mining Luck       | All Armor Slots
Gathering           | N/A            | Reinforced Skinning Luck     | All Armor Slots
Luck                | N/A            | Luck                         | All Armor Slots
Proc                | N/A            | Critical Retribution         | Helmet
Proc                | N/A            | Sturdy Energy                | Chest
Proc                | N/A            | Empowering Breaker           | Gloves
Proc                | N/A            | Shirking Energy              | Pants
Proc                | N/A            | Flame Conditioning           | All Armor Slots
Proc                | N/A            | Frost Conditioning           | All Armor Slots
Proc                | N/A            | Arboreal Conditioning        | All Armor Slots
Proc                | N/A            | Abyssal Conditioning         | All Armor Slots
Skill               | Hatchet        | Energizing Feral Rush        | All Armor Slots
Skill               | Hatchet        | Keen Berserk                 | All Armor Slots
Skill               | Hatchet        | Refreshing Torrent           | All Armor Slots
Skill               | Hatchet        | Energizing Rending Throw     | All Armor Slots
Skill               | Hatchet        | Vorpal Distancing Throw      | All Armor Slots
Skill               | Hatchet        | Mending Infected Throw       | All Armor Slots
Skill               | War Hammer     | Empowering Armor Breaker     | All Armor Slots
Skill               | War Hammer     | Refreshing Mighty Gavel      | All Armor Slots
Skill               | War Hammer     | Penetrating Wrecking Ball    | All Armor Slots
Skill               | War Hammer     | Sundering Shockwave          | All Armor Slots
Skill               | War Hammer     | Repulsing Clear Out          | All Armor Slots
Skill               | War Hammer     | Leeching Path Of Destiny     | All Armor Slots
Skill               | Musket         | Crippling Powder Burn        | All Armor Slots
Skill               | Musket         | Refreshing Power Shot        | All Armor Slots
Skill               | Musket         | Empowering Shooter's Stance  | All Armor Slots
Skill               | Musket         | Energizing Stopping Power    | All Armor Slots
Skill               | Musket         | Accelerating Traps           | All Armor Slots
Skill               | Musket         | Mending Sticky Bombs         | All Armor Slots
Skill               | Spear          | Bleeding Sweep               | All Armor Slots
Skill               | Spear          | Sundering Javelin            | All Armor Slots
Skill               | Spear          | Leeching Cyclone             | All Armor Slots
Skill               | Spear          | Fortifying Perforate         | All Armor Slots
Skill               | Spear          | Enfeebling Skewer            | All Armor Slots
Skill               | Spear          | Keen Vault Kick              | All Armor Slots
Skill               | Bow            | Enfeebling Poison Shot       | All Armor Slots
Skill               | Bow            | Energizing Evade Shot        | All Armor Slots
Skill               | Bow            | Fortifying Rain of Arrows    | All Armor Slots
Skill               | Bow            | Penetrating Rapid Shot       | All Armor Slots
Skill               | Bow            | Refreshing Penetrating Shot  | All Armor Slots
Skill               | Bow            | Empowering Splinter Shot     | All Armor Slots
Skill               | Rapier         | Keen Tondo                   | All Armor Slots
Skill               | Rapier         | Energizing Flourish          | All Armor Slots
Skill               | Rapier         | Leeching Flurry              | All Armor Slots
Skill               | Rapier         | Sundering Riposte            | All Armor Slots
Skill               | Rapier         | Omnidirectional Evade        | All Armor Slots
Skill               | Rapier         | Refreshing Fleche            | All Armor Slots
Skill               | Life Staff     | Refreshing Divine Embrace    | All Armor Slots
Skill               | Life Staff     | Fortifying Sacred Ground     | All Armor Slots
Skill               | Life Staff     | Energizing Splash Of Light   | All Armor Slots
Skill               | Life Staff     | Mending Protection           | All Armor Slots
Skill               | Life Staff     | Accelerating Light's Embrace | All Armor Slots
Skill               | Life Staff     | Revitalizing Beacon          | All Armor Slots
Skill               | Fire Staff     | Refreshing Pillar of Fire    | All Armor Slots
Skill               | Fire Staff     | Empowering Meteor Shower     | All Armor Slots
Skill               | Fire Staff     | Empowering Fireball          | All Armor Slots
Skill               | Fire Staff     | Siphoning Incinerate         | All Armor Slots
Skill               | Fire Staff     | Accelerating Flamethrower    | All Armor Slots
Skill               | Fire Staff     | Efficient Burnout            | All Armor Slots
Skill               | Sword          | Contagious Reverse Stab      | All Armor Slots
Skill               | Sword          | Empowering Whirling Blade    | All Armor Slots
Skill               | Sword          | Empowering Leaping Strike    | All Armor Slots
Skill               | Shield         | Repulsing Shield Bash        | All Armor Slots
Skill               | Shield         | Fortifying Shield Rush       | All Armor Slots
Skill               | Shield         | Accelerated Defiant Stance   | All Armor Slots
Skill               | Great Axe      | Refeshing Charge             | All Armor Slots
Skill               | Great Axe      | Crippling Reap               | All Armor Slots
Skill               | Great Axe      | Mending Execute              | All Armor Slots
Skill               | Great Axe      | Fortifying Whirlwind         | All Armor Slots
Skill               | Great Axe      | Enfeebling Maelstrom         | All Armor Slots
Skill               | Great Axe      | Insatiable Gravity Well      | All Armor Slots
Skill               | Ice Gauntlet   | Unbroken Winds               | All Armor Slots
Skill               | Ice Gauntlet   | Unending Thaw                | All Armor Slots
Skill               | Ice Gauntlet   | Iced Refresh                 | All Armor Slots
Skill               | Ice Gauntlet   | Deadly Frost                 | All Armor Slots
Skill               | Ice Gauntlet   | Pylon Burst                  | All Armor Slots
Skill               | Ice Gauntlet   | Healing Tomb                 | All Armor Slots
Skill               | Void Gauntlet  | Voracious Blade              | All Armor Slots
Skill               | Void Gauntlet  | Nullifying Oblivion          | All Armor Slots
Skill               | Void Gauntlet  | Putrefying Scream            | All Armor Slots
Skill               | Void Gauntlet  | Diminishing Orb              | All Armor Slots
Skill               | Void Gauntlet  | Slowing Tether               | All Armor Slots
Skill               | Void Gauntlet  | Empowering Rupture           | All Armor Slots
Skill               | Blunderbuss    | Exhaustive Net Shot          | All Armor Slots
Skill               | Blunderbuss    | Leeching Shrapnel Blast      | All Armor Slots
Skill               | Blunderbuss    | Venturing Claw Shot          | All Armor Slots
Skill               | Blunderbuss    | Plagued Splitting Grenade    | All Armor Slots
Skill               | Blunderbuss    | Resupplying Mortar Charge    | All Armor Slots
Skill               | Blunderbuss    | Crippling Blast Shot         | All Armor Slots

The following Perks can only be obtained from drops:
Perk Label 1        | Perk Label 2   | Perk Name                    | Armor
Armor Cast Distance | N/A            | Fishing Reach I              | All Armor Slots
Armor Cast Distance | N/A            | Fishing Reach II             | All Armor Slots
Armor Cast Distance | N/A            | Fishing Reach III            | All Armor Slots
Armor Luck          | N/A            | Lucky Waters I               | All Armor Slots
Armor Luck          | N/A            | Lucky Waters II              | All Armor Slots
Armor Luck          | N/A            | Lucky Waters III             | All Armor Slots
Armor Size          | N/A            | Fishing Colossus I           | All Armor Slots
Armor Size          | N/A            | Fishing Colossus II          | All Armor Slots
Armor Size          | N/A            | Fishing Colossus III         | All Armor Slots
Trade Skill         | N/A            | Arcanist Expertise           | All Armor Slots
Trade Skill         | N/A            | Armorer Expertise            | All Armor Slots
Trade Skill         | N/A            | Cooking Expertise            | All Armor Slots
Trade Skill         | N/A            | Engineer Expertise           | All Armor Slots
Trade Skill         | N/A            | Jewelcrafter Expertise       | All Armor Slots
Trade Skill         | N/A            | Weaponsmith Expertise        | All Armor Slots
Trade Skill         | N/A            | Stonecutting Accumulation    | All Armor Slots
Trade Skill         | N/A            | Leatherworking Accumulation  | All Armor Slots
Trade Skill         | N/A            | Smelting Accumulation        | All Armor Slots
Trade Skill         | N/A            | Weaving Accumulation         | All Armor Slots
Trade Skill         | N/A            | Woodworking Accumulation     | All Armor Slots
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