New World Shield 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 Refreshing in the "CDR" perk label you can not also have the Refreshing Ward perk within the "CDR" perk label on the same shield. 

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 Keenly Fortified on the same piece of armor. This rule applies to the 2nd perk label as well. 

Below is a chart of all the shield 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                  | Shield
Blocking      | N/A            | Sturdy                     | All Shields
Blocking      | N/A            | Sure Footing               | All Shields
CDR           | N/A            | Refreshing                 | All Shields
CDR           | N/A            | Refreshing Ward            | All Shields
CDR           | N/A            | Refreshing Evasion         | All Shields
Critical      | N/A            | Keen                       | Round Shield
Damage Con    | Crit Headshot  | Vicious                    | Round Shield
Damage Con    | N/A            | Enchanted                  | Round Shield
Damage Con    | N/A            | Ruinous                    | Kite Shield
Defense       | N/A            | Flame Shield Ward          | Tower Shield
Defense       | N/A            | Frozen Shield Ward         | Tower Shield
Defense       | N/A            | Nature Shield Ward         | Tower Shield
Defense       | N/A            | Void Shield Ward           | Tower Shield
Defense       | N/A            | Thrust Shield Ward         | Tower Shield
Defense       | N/A            | Slash Shield Ward          | Tower Shield
Defense       | N/A            | Arcane Shield Ward         | Tower Shield
Defense       | N/A            | Lightning Shield Ward      | Tower Shield
Defense       | N/A            | Strike Shield Ward         | Tower Shield
Luck          | N/A            | Luck                       | All Shields
On Kill       | N/A            | Mortal Lifesteal           | Kite Shield
On Kill       | N/A            | Mortal Siphoning           | Kite Shield
On Kill       | N/A            | Mortal Energy              | Kite Shield
On Kill       | N/A            | Mortal Fortification       | Kite Shield
On Kill       | N/A            | Mortal Power               | Kite Shield
On Kill       | N/A            | Mortal Refreshment         | Kite Shield
Proc          | N/A            | Refreshing Move            | Kite Shield
Proc          | N/A            | Lifestealing               | Kite Shield
Proc          | N/A            | Keenly Fortified           | Kite Shield
Proc          | N/A            | Keenly Empowered           | Round Shield
Proc          | N/A            | Keen Speed                 | Kite Shield
Proc          | N/A            | Sturdy Energy              | All Shields
Proc          | N/A            | Empowering Breaker         | Kite Shield, Round Shield
Proc          | N/A            | Shirking Energy            | Kite Shield, Round Shield
Proc          | N/A            | Flame Conditioning         | All Shields
Proc          | N/A            | Frost Conditioning         | All Shields
Proc          | N/A            | Arboreal Conditioning      | All Shields
Proc          | N/A            | Abyssal Conditioning       | All Shields
Skill         | Shield         | Repulsing Shield Bash      | All Shields
Skill         | Shield         | Fortifying Shield Rush     | All Shields
Skill         | Shield         | Accelerated Defiant Stance | All Shields
Threat        | N/A            | Hated                      | All Shields
Threat        | N/A            | Kind                       | Round Shield
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