Guide last updated: April 25th, 2022 for Patch 1.5 - Bugs and Balance Update
This guide contains recommended locations to level your weapons in New World. There are quite a few options for weapon leveling locations, and this is not intended to be an all encompassing list. However, the options below are some great options for efficient weapon leveling.
You can utilize our interactive map to locate various options that may work for you based on level and enemy type.
To see the recommended abilities while leveling weapons please check out the specific weapon guides. For example, the “how to level bow in New World” section of the bow guide.
The following locations are not listed in any specific order, and are all viable options. The general idea for any location while leveling weapons is to choose AOE abilities to burn down groups of enemies. For each location listed you will want to train a group of enemies into certain areas and then AOE them all down. This method is much faster than killing individual enemies.
Generally a good weapon leveling area will contain quite a few enemies with a decent spawn rate so you can run an infinite loop grouping enemies together, killing them, and moving on to the next group.
PLEASE NOTE: Focusing on leveling weapons is best performed once you reach level cap. This is more effective due to the diminishing returns you receive from both player XP and weapon XP when killing mobs that are 10+ levels lower than you. Once you hit level 60 this doesn’t apply and you will receive more weapon XP per kill when killing lower level enemies. It is recommended that as you level you level your weapons naturally vs specifically grinding out weapon experience.
Deadman’s Cove - Monarch’s Bluff
Deadman’s Cove in Monarch’s Bluff is a level 25 Elite area that contains Lost enemies. If you are attempting to solo level your weapons then this area is recommended for level 60. Even though these mobs are lower level they still have quite a lot of health because they are Elite and it can take a little while to take them down when grouping them into large groups for efficient weapon experience.
The path is pretty simple. You will want to make your way into the cave and run a loop killing the enemies. Grouping them up and AOE them down is the most efficient, but if you feel overwhelmed try smaller groups or just kill them as you go.
Misty Borough - Great Cleave
Misty Borough is located in Southern Great Cleave in the Wayward Mounts area. Make sure you run past the Eeeriedune Graveyard before you start pulling your groups of mobs. This area is full of level 47-48 lost enemies, and you have to be careful not to leash the enemies here. There are several pulls that you’ll make each yielding a decent amount of weapon experience.
There are a few building that have multiple levels. Be careful not to get caught in a corner or trapped on the stairs. You can jump out of the second story window into the kill area for the first pull. On the other pulls that have multiple levels you can jump out of the windows there as well and continue the pull to the kill areas.
Defiler Excavation - Great Cleave
The Defiler Excavation is mine that is full of level 41-43 corrupted enemies.
There are 3 different pulls for this location. You will want to make your way into the mine and then run the following route:
Each location designated as a pull area will be where you group and kill the mobs. Once you have completed the 3rd pull you will simply jump down to the mine entrance and repeat the process.
Hibbotsfield - Mourningdale
Hibbotsfield is located in the northern part of Mourningdale, and contains level 50 corrupted enemies. Hibbotsfiled also has several corn field within the area, making this a great place to farm additional resources as you farm weapon experience.
There are several pulls you will want to make as follows:
Channelview Post - Restless Shore
Channelview Post is located in the northern part of Restless Shore. This area contains level 44-45 lost enemies. This area is a big circle fort. The pull here is simple. You just run in a circle, group up all the mobs in the fort and then AOE them down, rinse, & repeat.
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