New World Weapon 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 Rogue in the "Damage Con" perk label you can not also have the Thwarting Strikes perk within the "Damage Con" perk label on the same weapon. 

You could however roll an item that has something within the "Proc" perk label and within the "Accuracy" perk label. For example, you could roll Vorpal and Keenly Empowered on the same weapon. This rule applies to the 2nd perk label as well. For example, you can not roll an item that has both Vorpal and Viscous perks on it. 

There are also certain weapons that can not have certain perks rolled on them via crafting. However, there are a few exceptions to this rule with named items that are dropped. 

Also worth noting are the "Skill" perk labels toward the bottom. These are the perks for each weapon type. You can only roll a weapon specific perk on that particular weapon as noted by the perk label 2. It's worth pointing out that while crafting gear the skill perks can also be utilized on armor, so often times players opt to craft weapons without the weapon perk to take advantage of other perks 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 weapon 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                    | Weapons
Accuracy      | N/A            | Accuracy                     | Bow, Musket, Blunderbuss
Accuracy      | Crit Headshot  | Vorpal                       | Bow, Musket, Blunderbuss
Blocking      | N/A            | Sturdy                       | Rapier, Spear, War Hammer, Hatchet, Great Axe
Blocking      | N/A            | Sure Footing                 | Sword, Rapier, Spear, War Hammer, Hatchet, Great Axe
Critical      | N/A            | Keen                         | All Weapons
Damage Con    | Crit Headshot  | Vicious                      | All Weapons
Damage Con    | N/A            | Enchanted                    | All Weapons
Damage Con    | N/A            | Rogue                        | Sword, Rapier, Spear, War Hammer, Hatchet, Great Axe
Damage Con    | N/A            | Ruinous                      | All Weapons
Damage Con    | N/A            | Blessed                      | Life Staff, Void Gauntlet
Damage Con    | N/A            | Thwarting Counter            | Sword, Rapier, Spear, War Hammer, Hatchet, Great Axe
Damage Con    | N/A            | Thwarting Strikes            | Sword, Rapier, Fire Staff, Spear, War Hammer, Hatchet, Great Axe
Damage Con    | N/A            | Trenchant Strikes            | Sword, Rapier, Spear, War Hammer, Hatchet, Great Axe
Damage Con    | N/A            | Trenchant Crits              | Sword, Rapier, Spear, War Hammer, Hatchet, Great Axe
Damage Con    | N/A            | Trenchant Rend               | Sword, Rapier, Spear, War Hammer, Hatchet, Great Axe
Damage Con    | N/A            | Trenchant Recovery           | Sword, Rapier, Spear, War Hammer, Hatchet, Great Axe
Dmg Category  | N/A            | Ancient Bane                 | All Weapons
Dmg Category  | N/A            | Angry Earth Bane             | All Weapons
Dmg Category  | N/A            | Beast Bane                   | All Weapons
Dmg Category  | N/A            | Corrupted Bane               | All Weapons
Dmg Category  | N/A            | Lost Bane                    | All Weapons
On Kill       | N/A            | Mortal Lifesteal             | All Weapons
On Kill       | N/A            | Mortal Siphoning             | All Weapons
On Kill       | N/A            | Mortal Energy                | All Weapons
On Kill       | N/A            | Mortal Fortification         | All Weapons
On Kill       | N/A            | Mortal Power                 | All Weapons
On Kill       | N/A            | Mortal Refreshment           | All Weapons
Proc          | N/A            | Refreshing Move              | All Weapons, EXCEPT Blunderbuss
Proc          | N/A            | Lifestealing                 | All Weapons
Proc          | N/A            | Keenly Jagged                | All Weapons, EXCEPT Life Staff
Proc          | N/A            | Keenly Fortified             | All Weapons
Proc          | N/A            | Keenly Empowered             | All Weapons
Proc          | N/A            | Keen Speed                   | All Weapons
Proc          | N/A            | Siphoning Blow               | All Weapons, EXCEPT Blunderbuss
Proc          | Lightning      | Chain Lightning              | All Weapons
Proc          | Fire           | Chain Fire                   | Sword, Rapier, Fire Staff, Spear, Bow, War Hammer, Musket, Hatchet, Great Axe, Blunderbuss
Proc          | N/A            | Plagued Crits                | All Weapons
Proc          | N/A            | Plagued Strikes              | Sword, Rapier, Spear, War Hammer, Hatchet, Great Axe
Proc          | Fire           | Shirking Flames              | All Weapons
Proc          | Nature         | Shirking Nature              | All Weapons
Proc          | Ice            | Shirking Frost               | All Weapons
Proc          | Lightning      | Shirking Lightning           | All Weapons
Proc          | Void           | Shirking Abyss               | All Weapons
Proc          | Arcane         | Shirking Arcane              | All Weapons
Proc          | N/A            | Flame Attunement             | All Weapons
Proc          | N/A            | Frost Attunement             | All Weapons
Proc          | N/A            | Arboreal Attunement          | All Weapons
Proc          | N/A            | Abyssal Attunement           | All Weapons
Proc          | Arcane         | Chain Arcane                 | Sword, Rapier, Spear, Bow, War Hammer, Musket, Hatchet, Great Axe, Blunderbuss
Proc          | Void           | Chain Void                   | Sword, Rapier, Spear, Bow, War Hammer, Musket, Hatchet, Great Axe, Void Gauntlet, Blunderbuss
Proc          | Ice            | Chain Ice                    | Sword, Rapier, Spear, Bow, War Hammer, Musket, Hatchet, Great Axe, Ice Gauntlet, Blunderbuss
Proc          | Nature         | Chain Nature                 | Sword, Rapier, Life Staff, Spear, Bow, War Hammer, Musket, Hatchet, Great Axe, Blunderbuss
Threat        | N/A            | Hated                        | All Weapons
Threat        | N/A            | Kind                         | All Weapons
Skill         | Hatchet        | Energizing Feral Rush        | Hatchet 
Skill         | Hatchet        | Keen Berserk                 | Hatchet 
Skill         | Hatchet        | Refreshing Torrent           | Hatchet 
Skill         | Hatchet        | Energizing Rending Throw     | Hatchet 
Skill         | Hatchet        | Vorpal Distancing Throw      | Hatchet 
Skill         | Hatchet        | Mending Infected Throw       | Hatchet 
Skill         | War Hammer     | Empowering Armor Breaker     | War Hammer
Skill         | War Hammer     | Refreshing Mighty Gavel      | War Hammer
Skill         | War Hammer     | Penetrating Wrecking Ball    | War Hammer
Skill         | War Hammer     | Sundering Shockwave          | War Hammer
Skill         | War Hammer     | Repulsing Clear Out          | War Hammer
Skill         | War Hammer     | Leeching Path Of Destiny     | War Hammer
Skill         | Musket         | Crippling Powder Burn        | Musket
Skill         | Musket         | Refreshing Power Shot        | Musket
Skill         | Musket         | Empowering Shooter's Stance  | Musket
Skill         | Musket         | Energizing Stopping Power    | Musket
Skill         | Musket         | Accelerating Traps           | Musket
Skill         | Musket         | Mending Sticky Bombs         | Musket
Skill         | Spear          | Bleeding Sweep               | Spear
Skill         | Spear          | Sundering Javelin            | Spear
Skill         | Spear          | Leeching Cyclone             | Spear
Skill         | Spear          | Fortifying Perforate         | Spear
Skill         | Spear          | Enfeebling Skewer            | Spear
Skill         | Spear          | Keen Vault Kick              | Spear
Skill         | Bow            | Enfeebling Poison Shot       | Bow
Skill         | Bow            | Energizing Evade Shot        | Bow
Skill         | Bow            | Fortifying Rain of Arrows    | Bow
Skill         | Bow            | Penetrating Rapid Shot       | Bow
Skill         | Bow            | Refreshing Penetrating Shot  | Bow
Skill         | Bow            | Empowering Splinter Shot     | Bow
Skill         | Rapier         | Keen Tondo                   | Rapier
Skill         | Rapier         | Energizing Flourish          | Rapier
Skill         | Rapier         | Leeching Flurry              | Rapier
Skill         | Rapier         | Sundering Riposte            | Rapier
Skill         | Rapier         | Omnidirectional Evade        | Rapier
Skill         | Rapier         | Refreshing Fleche            | Rapier
Skill         | Life Staff     | Refreshing Divine Embrace    | Life Staff
Skill         | Life Staff     | Fortifying Sacred Ground     | Life Staff
Skill         | Life Staff     | Energizing Splash Of Light   | Life Staff
Skill         | Life Staff     | Mending Protection           | Life Staff
Skill         | Life Staff     | Accelerating Light's Embrace | Life Staff
Skill         | Life Staff     | Revitalizing Beacon          | Life Staff
Skill         | Fire Staff     | Refreshing Pillar of Fire    | Fire Staff
Skill         | Fire Staff     | Empowering Meteor Shower     | Fire Staff
Skill         | Fire Staff     | Empowering Fireball          | Fire Staff
Skill         | Fire Staff     | Siphoning Incinerate         | Fire Staff
Skill         | Fire Staff     | Accelerating Flamethrower    | Fire Staff
Skill         | Fire Staff     | Efficient Burnout            | Fire Staff
Skill         | Sword          | Contagious Reverse Stab      | Sword
Skill         | Sword          | Empowering Whirling Blade    | Sword
Skill         | Sword          | Empowering Leaping Strike    | Sword
Skill         | Great Axe      | Refeshing Charge             | Great Axe
Skill         | Great Axe      | Crippling Reap               | Great Axe
Skill         | Great Axe      | Mending Execute              | Great Axe
Skill         | Great Axe      | Fortifying Whirlwind         | Great Axe
Skill         | Great Axe      | Enfeebling Maelstrom         | Great Axe
Skill         | Great Axe      | Insatiable Gravity Well      | Great Axe
Skill         | Ice Gauntlet   | Unbroken Winds               | Ice Gauntlet
Skill         | Ice Gauntlet   | Unending Thaw                | Ice Gauntlet
Skill         | Ice Gauntlet   | Iced Refresh                 | Ice Gauntlet
Skill         | Ice Gauntlet   | Deadly Frost                 | Ice Gauntlet
Skill         | Ice Gauntlet   | Pylon Burst                  | Ice Gauntlet
Skill         | Ice Gauntlet   | Healing Tomb                 | Ice Gauntlet
Skill         | Void Gauntlet  | Voracious Blade              | Void Gauntlet
Skill         | Void Gauntlet  | Nullifying Oblivion          | Void Gauntlet
Skill         | Void Gauntlet  | Putrefying Scream            | Void Gauntlet
Skill         | Void Gauntlet  | Diminishing Orb              | Void Gauntlet
Skill         | Void Gauntlet  | Slowing Tether               | Void Gauntlet
Skill         | Void Gauntlet  | Empowering Rupture           | Void Gauntlet
Skill         | Blunderbuss    | Exhaustive Net Shot          | Blunderbuss
Skill         | Blunderbuss    | Leeching Shrapnel Blast      | Blunderbuss
Skill         | Blunderbuss    | Venturing Claw Shot          | Blunderbuss
Skill         | Blunderbuss    | Plagued Splitting Grenade    | Blunderbuss
Skill         | Blunderbuss    | Resupplying Mortar Charge    | Blunderbuss
Skill         | Blunderbuss    | Crippling Blast Shot         | Blunderbuss
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