Looking for the best New World weapons? Amazon’s new MMO game eschews the usual class system and gives players the ability to wield any of the game’s eleven weapons freely. As you use a weapon, you gain mastery points in it, which you use to unlock skills and buffs in either of the weapon’s two talent trees. You can choose up to three weapon skills that become available to you when that weapon is equipped, and you have two weapon slots, which you can switch between easily during combat without messing around in menus.
Though you can switch weapons at any point, it pays to choose two to specialise in and invest points into – especially as the skills at the end of each weapon’s talent trees are particularly powerful. Each weapon scales off a specific primary attribute, and some of them also scale off a second attribute. As you level and gain attribute points, it’s important to assign points to suit your chosen loadout.
When deciding which weapons to pick, it’s definitely beneficial if both your weapons scale with the same attributes, although there are ways to get around this – for example, amber gems convert a percentage of your weapon’s damage to nature damage, which scales off Focus. This means if you want to build high Focus for your Life Staff, you can still benefit from that investment when it comes to dealing damage with your other weapon.