To get Thorny Vines in New World, you must farm Brair Branch plants. You can easily farm Brair Branch plants in locations such as Windsward and Monarch's Buff. But overall, Windsward seems to have Brair Branches more commonly than other regions. Because of this, we highly recommend focusing on Windsward before heading to any other region in New World. That said, here are some locations in Windsward where you can find Brair Branches fast:
- Greenhaven: Near Fishing pond/river
- Perilbrook: Near a River.
- Stoutmarsh: River North of Stoutmarsh.
- Riverseat River: Along the entire river.
- Merry Hill: Near the Fishing pond
Overall, farming Brair Branches in New World is not hard as they tend to spawn at any water source in Windsward. Because of this, you should have no problem farming Thorny Vines if you head to Windsward first.
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What are Thorny Vines used for in New World?
Thorny Vines are one of three resources you can get from farming Brair Branches in the game. You can use Thorny Vines in various crafting recipes involving Magical items and various gems. You will also need Thorny Vines to upgrade certain New World Heartgem Runes to legendary levels. The following are all Heartgem Runes that require Thorny Vines:
- Cunning Heartrune of Grasping Vines
- Brutal Heartrune of Grasping Vines
- Stalwart Heartrune of Grasping Vines
What is the level requirement for Briar Branches in New World?
If you are wondering what level you need to have before you can harvest Briar Branches, the answer is none. As long as you have a sickle, you should be able to gather Briar Branches and get Thorny Vines.