All of the perks in New World are categorized using perk labels. In our New World Armor Perks and Perk Labels Guide, we will cover all the perk and perk labels for Armor.
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. However, having the perk on your weapon will scale better and more powerful.
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)
Armor Perks and Perk Label Chart
For more on the Weapon Skill Perks and which crafting mod to use to craft each one, check out our Weapon Perk Mods Guide
Non-craftable Armor Perks
Next, Some Armor perks can not be crafted onto your Armor. The Chart below Shows all the Armor perks that can only be obtained from drops.
|Perk Label||Perk Name|
|Cast Distance||Fishing Reach I|
|Cast Distance||Fishing Reach II|
|Cast Distance||Fishing Reach III|
|Fishing Luck||Lucky Waters I|
|Fishing Luck||Lucky Waters II|
|Fishing Luck||Lucky Waters III|
|Fishing Size||Fishing Colossus I|
|Fishing Size||Fishing Colossus II|
|Fishing Size||Fishing Colossus III|
Crafted with Patterns
You can obtain trade skill clothing in aptitude chests via the aptitude system in New World. Once you have acquired the pattern you can craft the associated piece of gear with the associated trade skill perk.
|Perk Label||Perk Name|
|Trade Skill||Arcanist Expertise|
|Trade Skill||Armorer Expertise|
|Trade Skill||Cooking Expertise|
|Trade Skill||Engineer Expertise|
|Trade Skill||Jewelcrafter Expertise|
|Trade Skill||Weaponsmith Expertise|
|Trade Skill||Stonecutting Accumulation|
|Trade Skill||Leatherworking Accumulation|
|Trade Skill||Smelting Accumulation|
|Trade Skill||Weaving Accumulation|
|Trade Skill||Woodworking Accumulation|
New world Armor Perks and Perk Labels Conclusion
That does it for our Armor Perks Guide. For more on how to craft these Perks onto your Armor, check out our Armoring Guide.