Once you hit max level in a Trade skill, there are several steps you need to take to be able to craft max level items! We will cover everything you need to know, including how to craft the best items and gear, in our New World Crafting Guide.
How Does Crafting Work
New World Crafting is set up in 5 tiers that are split every 50 levels each making it easy to keep track. Each tier also has a starting gear score assigned to it.
- Tier 1 [GS 100] Recipe level 0
- Tier 2 [GS 200] Recipe levels 1-49
- Tier 3 [GS 300] Recipe levels 50-99
- Tier 4 [GS 400] Recipe levels 100-149
- Tier 5 [GS 500] Recipe levels 150-200
These tiers are the item tiers and the required station tier needed to craft it. So if you want to craft a Tier 5 item you will need to craft it at the appropriate Tier 5 station.
There are 3 major types of crafts; the first kind is recipes that have a defined list of items you must use to craft, the second is artifact crafting which requires you to have a specific item in your bags to see the craft, the final kinds of recipes are ones that have a set list of items you can use to craft. The items that require specific items are ones that have set values to them. Things like-named weapons, potions, and ammo. Items that are more dynamic and have a variety of options will generally have multiple different crafting options to them:
The gear score impact of the secondary item will depend on what tier you are crafting. When crafting an item of tier 5 rank and you use all tier 5 materials then the gear score should be at the default 500, however, if you use lower-tiered materials for the secondary items the base gear score value will drop. The same applies to the other direction; if you are crafting a tier 2 item and use a tier 5 material the gear score will increase.
- Every tier decrease with secondary material, the minimum gear score will decrease by 5
- Every tier increase with secondary material, the minimum gear score will increase by 5
- Using rare raw materials will increase the min/max gear score by 5
- Using rare refined materials will increase the min/max gear score by 15
- Above rules can stack; meaning a rare material 1 tier lower will provide 0 min / 5 max gear score and 1 tier higher would give 10 min / 5 max gear score
General item rules:
- Uncommon (Green) items reduce level requirements by 2
- Rare (Blue) items reduce the level requirements by 3
- Epic (Purple) items reduce the level requirements by 4
- Legendary (Orange) items reduce the level requirements by 5
In addition, your min/max gear score value for each tier gradually increases as you level up the respective trade skill. The reason all of this matters is so you can craft either some really high-gear score items or some low-level gear to be used. For example, the Starmetal Tools are targeted to be level 40 items for their tier, however, you have the ability to lower the required level to 32 by lowering the gear score and making it rare; however, you can only do this between the Engineering levels of 100-140.
Azoth is the blue resource that you can use in crafting or fast traveling. When you use this in crafting it basically guarantees the item will roll the possible Attributes/Perks/Gem Slots onto the item when possible. Adding Azoth won’t allow you to go above what is needed to max it all out so you don’t have to worry about overspending.
When using a crafting mod alongside Azoth, the maximum required azoth will decrease as you guarantee a perk slot using the mod. This is helpful in fine-tuning any crafts and saves you azoth over the course of trying to craft a certain item with a set of perks.
This option is only available on items that have dynamics/variances to the possible outcomes in the craft. Static items do not have this option as you are always guaranteed to get the same thing out of those crafts.
To Craft max-level gear in New World, you must first obtain the gear associated with that trade skill. Crafting Gear can be looted from the appropriate boss OR be purchased from the auction house. You can also craft them from a pattern located in Tier III Aptitude box from the specific tradeskill. Below is a list of each piece of crafting gear and where you can find it in the open world:
|Arcana Armor||How to Obtain it|
|Concocter’s Coat||Prince Goroto|
|Concocter’s Pants||The Siren’s Dog|
|Armoring Armor||How to Obtain it|
|Armorer Hat||Leviathan of the Deep|
|Armorer Shirt||The Siren’s Fist|
|Armorer Gloves||The Siren’s Guide|
|Armorer Pants||The Siren’s Gun|
|Engineering Armor||How to Obtain it|
|Engineer Hat||Caminus Gate Lord|
|Engineer Gloves||Lost Alchemist Krockes|
|Engineer Pants||Overseer Levy|
|Jewelcrafting Armor||How to Obtain it|
|Artisan Jewelcrafting Hood||Putris|
|Artisan Jewelcrafting Tunic||Ivan the Inevitable|
|Artisan Jewelcrafting Gloves||Palace Maiden Xiao|
|Artisan Jewelcrafting Pants||Adjorjan|
|Artisan Jewelcrafting Shoes||Terror of the Mountain|
|Weaponsmithing Armor||How to Obtain it|
|Weaponsmith Hat||High Priest Oseguera|
|Weaponsmith Shirt||Artifex Faetum|
|Weaponsmith Pants||Articulon the Unshackled|
How to Craft Gear Score 600 Items in New World
In order to craft gear score 600 items, you will need to first reach level 200 in the applicable crafting skill. When crafting, you will need to use cooldown materials such as asmodeum, runic leather, and pheonixweave.
Next, You will also need to obtain 3 major trophies of the applicable crafting trade skill and have them active in your houses, obtain all five pieces of the applicable crafting gear and earring, consume the crafting trade skill food, and own a home in a settlement that has the appropriate crafting town buff active.
Some items will require a Tier V crating station but most items are no longer dependent on the quality of the crafting station. You will, however, receive a azoth discount based on the tier of the crafting station:
- Tier 3 = 20% discount.
- Tier 4 = 30% discount.
- Tier 5 = 45% discount.
Below is a summary of everything you will need to craft a 600 Gear Score item.
- Trade Skill level 200
- 5 pieces of Trade Skill Gear
- Earring with Trade Skill Mastery Perk (cheap on Trading Post or craft your own)
- 3 Major Trophies
- Tier V Trade Skill Food
- House in a Settlement with the Trade Skill Buff Active.
Timeless Shards, Runestone Stopwatch, and Golden Scarabs.
You can also utilize Timeless shards, Runestone Stopwatchs, or a Golden Scarab to craft an item. Below are the benefits of each item while trying to craft a piece of gear.
- Timeless Shard
- Allows you to choose a single attribute + 1 perk
- Runestone Stopwatch
- Allows you to choose 1 perk and roll 598-600 Gear score
- Static Attribute, usually CON
- Golden Scarab
- Allows you to choose a single attribute
- choose 2 perks
- Requires 3 Timeless Shards
Event Patterns allow you to craft using a special appearance from New Worlds Seasonal Events. These behave similar to Timeless Shards but most often do not require any of the Attribute crafting mods to choose your attribute. Also, Event Patterns usually have a slightly different chance to roll certain perks than a Timeless Shard or standard crafting recipe.
Even though Event Patterns are only available to purchase during events, they can usually be found on the Trading Post at all times.
Raider Patterns can be found from the Lost Cache’s found when you complete the Siren’s Arena. You will not be able to choose any perks or attributes while using these patterns, but crafting with one will guarantee that the item will be 600 gear score.
Raiders Patterns are currently the only way to guarantee an item is crafted item level 600 in New World.
Another Great thing about Raider Patterns is that you can use Tier V mats instead of cooldown mats, which significantly reduces your cost to craft. Though with the randomness of each of the 3 perks, it will most likely cost you way more to get the item you want.
How to Craft BIS items in New World
If you are looking to craft a BIS(best in slot) item in New World, the Golden Scarab is the best way to get it. When using Golden Scarabs, it’s important to choose the two perks you want on your piece of gear that have the largest perk pools. For the sake of this guide, we’ll use crafting a Chest Piece as an Example.
On this Chest Piece, we are looking for Insatiable Gravity Well, Shirking Fortification, and Resilient on our Chest Piece. Since we want to use the two perk craft mods with the largest perk pools, we should roll the Golden Scarab Chest piece with Shirking Fortification (Squirmy Vine) and Insatiable Gravity Well (
Here is a breakdown of the perk pools size of each perk we want on our chest piece:
- Shirking Fortification – Damage Absorption Perk Pool – 8 total perks
- Insatiable Gravity Well – Skill perk Pool – 78 total perks
- Resilient – Crit Defense Perk Pool – 1 total perk
Since resilient has its own perk pool, the Crit Defense perk pool, we have a greater chance to get the Chest Piece we want by eliminating the other two perk pools.
For a quick reference of the size of each perk pool and what perks are in them, check out our Weapon, Armor, Amulet, Ring, and Earring Perk and perk label guides.
You can read more about Golden Scarabs and where to find them in out Golden Scarab Guide
New World Crafting Guide Conclusion
That completes our Crafting for Gear Score and Yield Chance Guide. For Guides on all the specific crafting Trade skills in New World, check out our other crafting guides.