Best Healer/Life Staff Builds for PvP and PvE Combats – New World

Best Healer/Life Staff Builds for PvP and PvE Combats – New World

Amazon’s New World is the latest take on a classless MMORPG. A classless MMORPG means that the players are not bound to a specific class of role they are supposed to play in a company during PvP and PvE battles, which hinders the presence of a perfect Healer build.

With no default loadout and build for a Healer, it can get tricky for the players to decide the best skills and weapons to wield, while operating as a healer to support their teammates in intense battles.

The best Healer builds in the New World featured here are “The Shaman,” “The Heal Thrower,” and “The Cleric.” These builds focus majorly on providing a strong combination of supporting and attacking abilities to provide the maximum output in a PvE or PvP scenario.

The Shaman

New World: Best Healer/Life Staff Builds For PvP and PvE Combats
The Shaman | Source: Steam

“The Shaman” is a healer build that uses Ice Gauntlet as a secondary weapon for ice attacks on a battlefield. The Gauntlet provides necessary skills like slow and mana regeneration to increase the endurance of your company in both PvP and PvE battles. The role of the Shaman is to heal its allies and debuff its enemies mostly.

Ice Gauntlet’s passive abilities can also do significant damage to the enemies to make sure you can hold your ground in an intense battle. Spend your attribute points mostly on Focus and Intelligence or Constitution to make yourself more buff.

I. Primary Weapon: Life Staff

Life staff is the primary weapon in all the Healer builds as it is the only weapon that employs healing and protective magic effects under its Healing and Protector skill trees. It is a ranged weapon, mainly used for support, and excels in keeping your company alive.

New World: Best Healer/Life Staff Builds For PvP and PvE Combats
The Shaman Primary Weapon: Life Staff

i. Active skills

  • Splash of Light (Healing): Heals you and your group members for 50% weapon damage.
  • Sacred Ground (Healing): Creates an area on the ground that lasts for 12s and heals 10% weapon damage every second.
  • Divine Embrace (Healing):  Heals target for 150% weapon damage.

ii. Passives

  • Desperate Speed (Healing): Reduces Life Staff cooldowns after healing an ally with less than 50% health.
  • Sacred Protection (Healing): Increases the base health of the group members while holding a Life Staff. Switching to the secondary weapon will disregard this skill.
  • Mending Touch (Healing):  Removes one debuff when hitting an ally with Life Staff’s Heavy Attack.
  • Intensify (Healing): Increases healing after Heavy Attacks.
  • Defensive Light (Protector):  Grants 5% max mana after you block a Melee Attack.
  • Bend Light (Protector): Improves healing after you dodge roll.

II. Secondary Weapon: Ice Gauntlet

Ice gauntlet is a magical weapon that can be used to deal damages to your enemies by utilizing strong ice spells with powerful slow and freeze effects under the Ice Tempest and Builder skill trees. This weapon has destructive power that boasts superior crowd control.

New World: Best Healer/Life Staff Builds For PvP and PvE Combats
The Shaman Secondary Weapon: Ice Gauntlet

 i. Active skills

  • Ice Storm (Ice Tempest): Executes a ranged attack that damages and slows enemies within a 5-meter radius frosted area.
  • Ice Pylon (Builder):  Places an Ice Pylon that fires ice projectiles dealing 50% weapon damage at enemies within a 20-meter range for 15 seconds or until killed.
  • Entombed (Builder): Allows players to entomb themselves in ice to become invulnerable and greatly increase mana regen.

ii. Passives

  • Energized Critical (Ice Tempest): Increases critical damage of Ice Spells by 15% when at full stamina.
  • Heavy Freeze (Ice Tempest): Allows players to freeze enemies with Heavy Attacks if enemies are hit in Ice Storm or with Frostbite for 1 second.
  • Critical Rejuvenation (Ice Tempest): Recovers 5 mana after triggering a critical hit on a target.
  • Gathering Storm (Ice Tempest):  Hits with three consecutive light attacks to grant player 15 mana.
  • Empowered Frost (Builder):  Regains 3 mana for each spell cast while in a frosted area.
  • Refreshing Frost (Builder): Reduces all active cooldowns for ice abilities by 20% when casting an ability in a frosted area. 

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The Heal Thrower

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The Heal Thrower | Source: Steam

“The Heal Thrower” is the ultimate Healer/Support PvE build in New World as it uses a Hatchet as a secondary weapon which has several debuffs a player can add to their enemies like slow, infected, etc. With this build, you can heal as well as weaken the enemy drastically for your allies to get the job done quickly. This build is not much efficient in PvP scenarios.

Make sure to spend as much attribution point on Focus as you can. Aim for a total of 300 Focus.

I. Primary Weapon: Life Staff

New World: Best Healer/Life Staff Builds For PvP and PvE Combats
The Heal Thrower Primary Weapon Life Staff

i. Active Skills

  • Sacred Ground (Healing tree): It can be useful in boss fights. Place it near the enemy.
  • Orb of Protection (Protector tree): Shoots out a light projectile that grants 15% Fortify for 20s, heals an ally for 10% of weapon damage, and deals 95% weapon damage when it hits an enemy. 
  • Beacon (Protector tree):  Shoots out a light projectile that deals 95% weapon damage to enemies, attaches to its target, and heals all nearby allies for 20% weapon damage each second for 10s. 

ii. Passives

  • Desperate Speed (Healing tree): Reduces Life Staff cooldowns after healing an ally with less than 50% health.
  • Sacred Protection (Healing tree): Increases the base health of the group members while holding a Life Staff. 
  • Protector’s Strength (Protector tree): Increases your healing if you have a buff.
  • Glowing Focus (Protector tree): Increases your buffs’ duration.

II. Secondary weapon: Hatchet

Hatchet is primarily a melee weapon but it can also be thrown to provide ranged attacks and get an edge in the combat. It boasts strong buff and debuff skills under the two, Berserker and Throwing, skill trees.

New World: Best Healer/Life Staff Builds For PvP and PvE Combats
The Heal Thrower Secondary weapon Hatchet

i. Active Skills

  • Rending Throw (Throwing): Allows players to throw an ax dealing 110% weapon damage and applying Rend, reducing the target’s damage absorption. 
  • Social Distancing (Throwing): Allows players to throw an ax forward and dodge backward, dealing damage and slowing enemies.
  • Infected Throw (Throwing): Allows players to throw an ax dealing damage and triggering Disease and Weakening enemies. 

ii. Passives

  • Rejuvenating Crits (Throwing): It can regenerate stamina when hitting Critical Hits with Light Attacks or Aimed Throws.
  • Refreshing Throws (Throwing): Throwing hatchets at targets with an active debuff reduces all cooldowns by 5%.  Always good to have reduced cooldown on your skills for speedy attacks.
  • Adrenaline Rush (Throwing): Reduces Stamina consumption when dodging within 2 seconds of triggering an ability. 
  • Persistent Hindrance (Throwing): Throwing 3 hatchet hits extends all hatchet debuff durations by 30%. This will make sure that your target can rarely break free from debuffs.

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The Cleric

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The Cleric

Unlike the other two builds, “The Cleric” is created keeping PvP battles in mind. It employs swords and shields in combat along with its healing abilities, it also uses Fortify buffs to increase endurance, making it a robust solo build.

The Cleric fights on the frontlines, so it is recommended to have Heavy Armor along with the other weapons to absorb extreme damage. Keep your Focus attribute at 200, as it grants a 30% increase in all your buffs.

I. Primary Weapon: Life Staff

New World: Best Healer/Life Staff Builds For PvP and PvE Combats
The Cleric Primary Weapon Life Staff

i. Active skills

  • Orb of Protection (Protector): A classic skill to heal and protect your allies
  • Light’s Embrace (Protector): It provides targeted heal for 100% weapon damage +30% more for each buff on that target.
  • Splash of Light (Healing): Heals you and your group members for 50% weapon damage.

ii. Passives

  • Magnify: Extends Life Staff buffs when healing with Light’s Embrace.
  • Glowing Focus: Increases buffs’ duration.
  • Spirits United: Increases mana regeneration for you and group members by 3%.
  • Protector’s Strength: Increases your healing if you have a buff. 
  • Protector’s Touch: Grants Fortify after hitting an enemy.

II. Secondary Weapon: Sword and Shield

Sword and Shield is the ultimate combination of attack and defense abilities from a PvP perspective. The strong arcing swings and lunges are perfect for the offensive while the shield maximizes the defense. The shield can be efficiently used as a support gear while playing as a healer. The two skill trees available under this combination are Swordmaster and Defender.

New World: Best Healer/Life Staff Builds For PvP and PvE Combats
The Cleric Secondary Weapon Sword and Shield

i. Active skills

  • Shield Bash (Defender): It can be used to harm and stun enemies for a short period.
  • Shield Rush (Defender): Allows players to Rush forward 5 meters, knocking back foes and dealing 125% weapon damage.
  • Final Stand (Defender): Reduces all incoming damage by 30% for eight seconds.

ii. Passives

  • Elemental Resistance (Defender): Reduces damage from all magical types by 10%.
  • One With The Shield (Defender): Blocking with a shield recharges all shield skills by 1%
  • Study Grip (Defender): Reduces stamina damage when blocking a melee attack with a shield. 
  • Defensive Training (Defender): Blocking an attack, gains 10% Fortify for 5s.
  • Invigorating Bulwark (Defender): Gain 15 stamina when hitting a target with Shield Rush or Shield Bash
  • Recuperation (Defender):  Increases incoming healing and regeneration.
  • Achilles Heel (Swordmaster): Final attack in light attack chain causes 20% slow for 2s

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About New World

New World is an upcoming massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) by Amazon Games set to be released on August 31, 2021. The game was previously scheduled to release in May 2020 but was delayed to its current date.

Set in the mid-1600s, players colonize a fictional land known as Aeternum Island, modeled after North and South Americas in the Atlantic Ocean. The game will be using a buy-to-play business model, meaning there will be no monthly subscription fee.