A New World Guide to Building Exclusive Classes for All Playstyles

A New World Guide to Building Exclusive Classes for All Playstyles

Amazon’s latest MMORPG New World launched in late September of 2021, and like most other RPGs, it is set up in a fictional island full of magic and mystery called Aeturnum, where players are free to choose and create their own adventures.

New World is a classless MMORPG. There are no default classes or races to choose from in the game. Players are free to create and change their own class at any point by making various builds using numerous weapons and armors in the game.

Players can customize their looks in New World but, unfortunately, can’t select a default race with exclusive perks like in the Elder Scrolls series.

A player can generally achieve four build types or playstyle in an RPG game like New World: Tank, Healer, Melee DPS (Damage per Second), and Ranged DPS. 

Role of Each Build and Playstyle in New World

  • Tank- The tank dons heavy armor and a skull-crushing weapon that serves the purpose of severe and substantial damage to the enemy with each blow. The role of a Tank player is to attract the enemy’s attention away from his team members, absorb all the damage by himself, and finish the enemy in one fell swoop.
  • Healer- As the name suggests, A healer’s job is to protect and keep their team members alive. It is primarily a support role with little to no actual combat but carrying a lethal secondary weapon never hurts.
  • Melee DPS: This role is best for catching your enemies off guard. A melee DPS must be swift, agile, and do heavy damage per second using a rather light weapon and light/medium armor. 
  • Ranged DPS- The range DPS job is the same as the melee DPS, but just from a much safer distance from the enemy. It is a quick way to take down your enemies without taking the effort of running up to them and dodging their attacks. Let’s be honest, who doesn’t want to be a one-shot sneaky archer assassin?

Here are all the weapons available in New World you can craft and use to achieve a particular playstyle:

  • Tank- Sword and Shield, Hatchet, Spear, Warhammer, Great Axe, Rapier
  • Healer- Life Staff
  • Melee DPS- Sword and Shield, Hatchet, Spear, Warhammer, Great Axe, Rapier
  • Ranged DPS- Hatchet, Spear, Bow, Musket, Ice Gauntlet, Fire Staff

Creating Classes in New World

You can now create classes of your own in New World using all the playstyle information. Here are a few class suggestions from me to give you a push:

I. Knight/Paladin

Primary Weapon: – Sword and Shield

Secondary Weapon: – Life Staff

A New World Guide to Building Exclusive Classes for All Playstyles
Sword and Shield | Source: Steam

A knight can somewhat fit in both the categories of a Tank or a Melee DPS. Wearing heavy armor can make it easy to absorb severe damage, and the shield is immensely helpful for reducing the damage as well. Make sure to allocate most of your attribute points into Strength and Constitution for best results. 

You can further socket gems like Jasper, Moonstone, Onyx, Opal, and Carnelian into your weapon or armor to improve your resistance, attack damage, and taunting abilities. 

Leveling up to the max will allow you to craft the legendary weapons and mysterious voidbent armors! 

You will not need the Life Staff much, but it’s better to be safe and keep it as a last resort to heal and protect your team in desperate times.

II. Viking

Primary Weapon: – Warhammer

Secondary Weapon: – Great Axe

A New World Guide to Building Exclusive Classes for All Playstyles
Great Axe

Great Axe and Warhammer are the hardest-hitting two-handed weapon in the game, perfect to be wielded by a Viking tank. The AOE attacks of the Axe and Stomping damage of the Warhammer are the most suitable to deal with the hordes of enemies and engage with several enemies at once. This class also brings tremendous crowd control.

Adding heavy armor to the mix will make you an absolute beast and non-killable monster on the battlefield. Just make sure to allocate most of your attribute points to Strength and Constitution with a bias towards Constitution. Onyx and Opal are a couple of prominent gemstones you should consider for this class.

III. Healer/Priest

Primary Weapon: – Life Staff

Secondary Weapon: – Fire Staff or Ice Gauntlet

A New World Guide to Building Exclusive Classes for All Playstyles
Life Staff

The primary role of a priest or the healer is to protect and heal their team members. Keeping an elemental secondary will allow you to participate in the combats from a range, making you a novice ranged DPS as well. Ice Gauntlet can add several “slow” debuffs to the enemy, making it easier to deal with them.

Make Focus your main attribute and Intellect secondary. A medium armor will be ideal for this class. You can also add Amber and Diamond gemstones to your life staff for the best results. 

IV. Elemental Mage

Primary Weapon: – Fire Staff

Secondary Weapon: – Ice Gauntlet

A New World Guide to Building Exclusive Classes for All Playstyles
Ice Gauntlet | Source: Steam

Elemental Mage or a Wizard can be a great ranged DPS class, solely dependent on mana. It is my absolute favorite class in any RPG because I cannot be bothered with swinging heavy weapons and blocking. Approach your enemies from a safe distance and blast’em away with your elemental powers, be it fire or ice.

The elemental attacks are ideal for making AOE attacks. Prioritize your Intellect attribute for this build and keep the armor medium.

If you do not solely want to rely on the magic, then employ a melee weapon as your secondary weapon to block or do thurst/slash attacks, making it a Battle Mage class.

V. Berserker

Primary Weapon: – Hatchet

Secondary Weapon: – Spear

A New World Guide to Building Exclusive Classes for All Playstyles

Hatchet is arguably the best weapon in the game. It not only does quick and heavy melee DPS but can also be thrown by choosing skills from the “Throwing” skill tree to do ranged damage. The Hatchet further adds several debuffs to the enemy making it easier to hunt them down.

On the other hand, the spear is an excellent weapon for sweeping damage and dealing with enemy hordes, simultaneously providing fantastic crowd control. A light/medium armor for this class will be ideal.

You can also replace the Hatchet with a Rapier to create a Lancer/ Duelist build if you prefer a more melee DPS playstyle. Make Dexterity your primary attribute for the Lancer, and use Jasper gemstones on your weapons.

VI. Hunter

Primary Weapon: – Musket

Secondary Weapon: – Bow

A New World Guide to Building Exclusive Classes for All Playstyles
Bow | Source: Steam

The Hunter class is specially designed to focus on a ranged DPS playstyle. Use the weapons according to your preference and provide hard-hitting support to your tank and melee DPS from the side-lines. Choosing the “Trapper” specialization in the Musket is recommended as it allows you to knock enemies with your gun and place traps down.

Prioritize Dexterity and Intellect attributes in this build, and go for medium armor. You can also make this class into a Sniper by opting for your Musket’s “sharpshooter” skill and fight from an even farther range.

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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.