Best Rapier Builds in New World

Pick from these top-rated Rapier builds for New Worlds!

For players looking to use their DPS rapier to the best of their ability in New World, there are a couple of builds they should consider. As an extremely versatile weapon choice, there are several ways to play with the rapier. However, there are a few exceptional combinations.

The Rapier & Ice Gauntlet Build

The rapier and ice gauntlet combination makes for a nearly unstoppable DPS player. While the rapier is more Dexterity-based than Intelligence, the fact that it is boosted by both makes using these two weapons together well worth the effort. For this build, in particular, players will want to dump the majority of their points into Intelligence.

Grace Skills:

  • Riposte
  • Evade - Invest in Breathe In, Allegro, Adagio, and Crescendo.
  • Fleche - Invest in Quick Lunge, Backside, and Interruption.
  • Momentum
  • Red Curtains
  • Swiftness

Blood Skills:

  • Refreshing Strikes
  • Engarde

Ice Tempest Skills:

  • Ice Storm - Invest in with Weakening Gust and Storm Summoner.
  • Cold Reach
  • Critical Frost
  • Heavy Freeze

Builder Skills:

  • Ice Shower - Invest in Enduring Showers, Quick Shower, and Frigid Showers.
  • Entombed - Invest further with Strengthened Tomb, and Cleansing Tomb.
  • Quick Frost
  • Refreshing Frost
  • Defiant Freeze

The Rapier & Bow Build

With the highest marks for nearly every player, the Bow, Rapier combo is a devastating build. Both of these weapons are Dexterity-based, making them easier to play in tandem. For this type of build, players will be able to fight from both afar and up close, making them much more versatile.

Grace Skills:

  • Riposte - Invest in Insult to Injury, Priority, and Lasting Consequences.
  • Evade - Invest in Breathe In, Allegro, Adagio, and Crescendo.
  • Fleche - Invest in Quick Lunge, Backside, Interruption.
  • Controlled Breathing
  • Momentum

Blood Skills:

  • Engarde
  • Refreshing Strikes

Skirmisher Skills:

  • Evade Shot
  • Poison Shot

Hunter Skills:

  • Penetrating Shot
  • Rapid Shot

The Rapier & Musket Build

Lastly, there is the rapier and musket build. Much like the last build, both weapons are based in Dexterity making it an easy stat to dump points into. This combination of weapons will allow the player to also fight up close, with traps, and from afar.

Sharpshooter Skills:

  • Powder Burn - Invest further in Backdraft.
  • Ballistic Advantage
  • Hit Your Mark
  • Called Shot Resupply
  • Heightened Precision

Trapper Skills:

  • Sticky Bomb
  • Traps
  • Tactical Reload

Blood Skills:

  • Flurry

Grace Skills:

  • Riposte
  • Fleche

For more New World content, be sure to check out Best Bow Builds in New World.

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