Best PVP builds in New World

Hunt the most difficult prey...other players.

The real end game of New World is PvP, with players and their factions going head-to-head against each other to control different parts of Aeternum. Here are some of the best PvP builds in the game to ensure opponents will fall before a player's feet.

Void Gauntlet / Life Staff

This build looks to build up the DPS abilities of a player while still offering them a good amount of healing. Players should focus on Focus with this build, placing about 1/3 of the points that they have in Focus into Constitution.

Void Blade SkillsLife Staff Skills
Essence Rupture (Active)Beacon (Active)
Orb of Decay (Active)Light's Embrace (Active)
Void Place (Active)Sacred Ground (Active)
Detonating OrbAbsolved
Draining OrbBend Light
Empowering ProximityBlessed
Fervent ThirstBlissful Touch
Forsaken PactConnection
Fortified BladeDivine Blessing
Glimpse of the VoidEnchanted Justice
Invigorating RuptureHoly Ground
Keen HumilityInfused Light
Leeching BladeInspire
Mending EvasionIntensify
Overflowing EssenceMending Touch
Radiant EfficiencyRadiance's Blessing
Refreshing HarvestRevitalize
Slowing OrbSacred Protection
Vicious VoidSpeed of Light

Perks players should use in this build are:

  • Blessed
  • Fortifying Sacred Ground
  • Mending Protection
  • Rally IV

Armor should be light, with all pieces having Sage stats.

Related: Best DPS build in New World

Bow / Spear

This build gives players the flexibility to move in and out of close range at will with a versatile Bow kit and killer Spear setup. Not only that, but players will be able to restrict the movement of their foes, making it easier for other party members to join in the fun. Players should focus entirely on Dexterity with this build.

Bow SkillsSpear Skills
Evade Shot (Active)Skewer (Active)
Poison Shot (Active)Sweep (Active)
Splinter Shot (Active)Vault Kick (Active)
Aim TrueAggressive Maneuvers
Archer's SpeedContinuous Motion
Battle PrecisionCoup De Grace
BullseyeDeadly Ambush
CalculatedDeadly Reach
Direct HitDeep Wound
Dodge and WeaveEvasive Maneuvers
Evasive KnockbackExacerbating Crits
Evasive TacticsExploited Weakness
Go the DistanceExposed Wounds
Infected ArrowsFollow Through
Knee ShotInvigorating Crits
MarkMerciless Strength
Sacred ProtectionRelentless Blows
Scatter ShotStrong Conditioning
Speed of LightTenacious Sweep

Perks players should use in this build are:

  • Keen
  • Keen Awareness
  • Gambit IV
  • Vicious
  • Keenly Jagged
  • Bleeding Sweep

Armor should be light, with all pieces having Ranger or Cavalier stats.

Related: How to get all motes in New World

Spear / Rapier

This build focuses on taking on one foe at a time with a high DPS and bleeding. Players using this build will not be effective at taking on groups, so should go into larger battles with someone covering their backs as they pick of other players one at a time with ease. Players should focus on Dexterity with this build, placing about 1/3 of the points that they have in Dexterity into Constitution.

Spear SkillsRapier Skills
Perforate (Active)Fleche (Active)
Sweep (Active)Flourish and Finish (Active)
Vault Kick (Active)Tondo (Active)
Aggressive ManeuversAnd Again
Continuous MotionBackside
Coup De GraceBloody End
Crippling JabsControlled Breathing
Deadly ReachEngarde
Exacerbating CritsFuel
Exploited WeaknessHeavy Puncture
Exposed WoundsInterruption
Finishing BlowsLight Edge
Impactful StrikesProper Spacing
Invigorating CritsQuick Lunge
Precise JabsRefreshing Strikes
Refreshing JabsSwagger
Relentless BlowsThirst For Blood
Rupturing StrikesUnerring
Tenacious SweepWith Flair

Perks players should use in this build are:

  • Bleeding Sweep
  • Blood Letting
  • Cruel IV
  • Keenly Jagged
  • Keen Tonda
  • Sundering Javelin

Armor for this build is a bit more varied than above:


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