New World Weapon Perks & Their Crafting Mod

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

Every Weapon Ability in New World has a corresponding Perk that can be found on armor and weapons. Most of the perks scale in power with the Gear Score of the item they are on. It's important to note that you can only benefit from one instance of a weapon ability perk at a time. You can obtain the weapon perks randomly from drops or you can craft gear with the specific perk on it. You can enhance your chance at obtaining a specific perk by utilizing timeless shards.

It is recommended that you apply the specific weapon perks to your armor because these perks can be applies to either the weapon the perks pertain to or any piece of armor. There are other perks, such as, enchanted and vicious that can only be applied to weapons. So, your perk slots for your weapons should be reserved for the perks that can only be applied to weapons. Below is a list of all the weapons and their corresponding Perks and Crafting Mods in New World:

Bow
Ability Perk Name            | Crafting Mod Item                                  
Enfeebling Poison Shot       | Steel Bow Charm                      
Energizing Evade Shot        | Starmetal Bow Charm                        
Fortifying Rain of Arrows    | Orichalcum Bow Charm                  
Penetrating Rapid Shot       | Reinforced Steel Bow Charm           
Refreshing Penetrating Shot  | Reinforced Starmetal Bow Charm       
Empowering Splinter Shot     | Reinforced Orichalcum Bow Charm       

Blunderbuss
Ability Perk Name            | Crafting Mod Item               
Exhaustive Net Shot          | Steel Blunderbuss Charm              
Leeching Shrapnel Blast      | Starmetal Blunderbuss Charm          
Venturing Claw Shot          | Orichalcum Blunderbuss Charm            
Plagued Splitting Grenade    | Reinforced Steel Blunderbuss Charm 
Resupplying Mortar Charge    | Reinforced Starmetal Blunderbuss Charm
Crippling Blast Shot         | Reinforced Orichalcum Blunderbuss Charm

Fire Staff
Ability Perk Name            | Crafting Mod Item                                         
Accelerating Flamethrower    | Reinforced Starmetal Fire Staff Charm
Siphoning Incinerate         | Reinforced Steel Fire Staff Charm
Efficient Burnout            | Reinforced Orichalcum Fire Staff Charm
Refreshing Pillar of Fire    | Steel Fire Staff Charm
Empowering Meteor Shower     | Starmetal Fire Staff Charm
Empowering Fireball          | Orichalcum Fire Staff Charm

Great Axe
Ability Perk Name            | Crafting Mod Item          
Refreshing Charge            | Steel Great Axe Charm
Crippling Reap               | Starmetal Great Axe Charm
Mending Execute              | Orichalcum Great Axe Charm
Fortifying Whirlwind         | Reinforced Steel Great Axe Charm
Enfeebling Maelstrom         | Reinforced Starmetal Great Axe Charm
Insatiable Gravity Well      | Reinforced Orichalcum Great Axe Charm

Hatchet
Ability Perk Name            | Crafting Mod Item                     
Energizing Feral Rush        | Steel Hatchet Charm                                 
Keen Berserk                 | Starmetal Hatchet Charm                
Refreshing Torrent           | Orichalcum Hatchet Charm              
Energizing Rending Throw     | Reinforced Steel Hatchet Charm        
Vorpal Distancing Throw      | Reinforced Starmetal Hatchet Charm    
Mending Infected Throw       | Reinforced Orichalcum Hatchet Charm    

Ice Gauntlet
Ability Perk Name            | Crafting Mod Item                               
Pylon Burst                  | Reinforced Orichalcum Ice Gauntlet Charm        
Deadly Frost                 | Reinforced Starmetal Ice Gauntlet Charm        
Healing Tomb                 | Reinforced Steel Ice Gauntlet Charm              
Iced Refresh                 | Orichalcum Ice Gauntlet Charm                    
Unending Thaw                | Starmetal Ice Gauntlet Charm                     
Unbroken Winds               | Steel Ice Gauntlet Charm                        

Life Staff
Ability Perk Name            | Crafting Mod Item                      
Accelerating Light's Embrace | Reinforced Starmetal Life Staff Charm  
Mending Protection           | Reinforced Steel Life Staff Charm      
Revitalizing Beacon          | Reinforced Orichalcum Life Staff Charm 
Refreshing Divine Embrace    | Steel Life Staff Charm                 
Fortifying Sacred Ground     | Starmetal Life Staff Charm             
Energizing Splash of Light   | Orichalcum Life Staff Charm            

Musket
Ability Perk Name            | Crafting Mod Item
Crippling Powder Burn        | Steel Musket Charm
Refreshing Power Shot        | Starmetal Musket Charm
Empowering Shooter's Stance  | Orichalcum Musket Charm
Energizing Stopping Power    | Reinforced Steel Musket Charm
Accelerating Traps           | Reinforced Starmetal Musket Charm
Mending Sticky Bombs         | Reinforced Orichalcum Musket Charm

Rapier
Ability Perk Name            | Crafting Mod Item
Keen Tondo                   | Steel Rapier Charm
Energizing Flourish          | Starmetal Rapier Charm
Leeching Flurry              | Orichalcum Rapier Charm
Sundering Riposte            | Reinforced Steel Rapier Charm
Omnidirectional Evade        | Reinforced Starmetal Rapier Charm
Refreshing Fleche            | Reinforced Orichalcum Rapier Charm

Shield
Ability Perk Name            | Crafting Mod Item                      
Repulsing Shield Bash        | Steel Shield Charm                     
Fortifying Shield Rush       | Starmetal Shield Charm                 
Accelerated Defiant Stance   | Orichalcum Shield Charm                

Sword
Ability Perk Name            | Crafting Mod Item                     
Contagious Reverse Stab      | Steel Sword Charm                      
Empowering Whirling Blade    | Starmetal Sword Charm                 
Empowering Leaping Strike    | Orichalcum Sword Charm  

Spear
Ability Perk Name            | Crafting Mod Item
Bleeding Sweep               | Steel Spear Charm
Sundering Javelin            | Starmetal Spear Charm
Leeching Cyclone             | Orichalcum Spear Charm
Fortifying Perforate         | Reinforced Steel Spear Charm
Enfeebling Skewer            | Reinforced Starmetal Spear Charm
Keen Vault Kick              | Reinforced Orichalcum Spear Charm 

Void Gauntlet
Ability Perk Name            | Crafting Mod Item
Voracious Blade              | Steel Void Gauntlet Charm
Nullifying Oblivion          | Starmetal Void Gauntlet Charm
Putrefying Scream            | Orichalcum Void Gauntlet Charm
Diminishing Orb              | Steel Void Gauntlet Charm
Slowing Tether               | Starmetal Void Gauntlet Charm
Empowering Rupture           | Orichalcum Void Gauntlet Charm    

War Hammer
Ability Perk Name            | Crafting Mod Item                                   
Repulsing Clear Out          | Reinforced Starmetal War Hammer Charm  
Sundering Shockwave          | Reinforced Steel War Hammer Charm      
Leeching Path of Destiny     | Reinforced Orichalcum War Hammer Charm 
Empowering Armor Breaker     | Steel War Hammer Charm                 
Refreshing Mighty Gavel      | Starmetal War Hammer Charm            
Penetrating Wrecking Ball    | Orichalcum War Hammer Charm            

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