Motes are one of the many resources players can obtain in New World and use for a wide range of crafting recipes. The major recipes will be every a lot of the crafting recipes you can make inside the arcane repository in the game. Some of these recipes will include life staff recipes, wisps, and fire staffs recipes.
You will also need motes for gems that you can load into sockets of both weapons and armor to give various bonuses depending on the gem. Because of this, motes are a very important resource even if you are not a magic weapon user and should not be neglected when you are out farming.
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The main reason is that you can also get other materials from the plants that give certain motes. For example, Lifeblooms will give a material that is required for potions that are excellent healing.
You can also use other plant materials you can gather for different potions that give buffs. That said, if you ever want to find motes in New World, we highly recommend using the New World Fans resource map as it can display all of the locations for you on the game map.
However, before you go off farming, make sure to raise your harvest skill as certain plants that give motes will not let you gather them unless you have a certain rank.
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