The best bow in the new world. (2023)

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The bow is a powerful weapon in the New World as long as you know how to craft the best build. We cover stats, masteries, and weapon combos.

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  • The best arch building in the new world.
  • Construction of bow and spear.
  • Bow and ax making
  • Arch and foil construction

The bow can be one of the most reliable and versatile weaponsthe new world. The bow lends itself to single-target damage and excels in PVP, although it can also excel at completing expeditions with the right mastery.

Related:New World: Best Weapons, Ranking

Our favorite build combines the bow with the axe, something we briefly covered in ourBest build to level up quick guide. In this guide we will be covering a few different weapon combos and bow ideas ranging from glass cannon PvP builds to great leveling builds for PvE.

We have updated this guide in16. Septemberbefore the Brimstone Sands patch and 2022 expansion. The game has changed a lot in the last year and this bow guide was a bit out of date. Here's a new version of the bow that features one of the best PvP builds in the game: thebow and spear.

The best arch building in the new world.

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The bow is incredibly powerful, possibly one of the best ranged weapons in the game. It serves as a more powerful alternative to the musket, although you will need to get used to the travel time and the bow's various abilities. In its current state, the bow is the perfect weapon for PvP. To get the most out of your bow in PvP,We recommend the combination with Spear.This is currently one of the most meta builds.

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Construction of bow and spear.

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This construction is essentially based on the high mobility of the bow in combination with the CC and the versatility of the boom. It is abig pvpbuild andcurrently one of the strongest weapon combos in the game.We covered that exact build in oursBoom assembly instructionsfor more detail/clarity on the specific weapons.

best bow skills

All of the abilities for Bow are pretty workable at the moment., and you should test them as you see fit. Here's an example of how to choose a skill for PvP.

Capability

It is finished

Recommended masters

shot avoidance

  • Description:Leaps back 5m and fires an arrow that deals 125% weapon damage.
  • Evasive Kickback:Dodge shot causes 2m recoil.
  • Walk the distance:Dodge Shot grants 15% movement speed for 5 seconds.

Explosive Arrow

  • Description:Fires an arrow that explodes on impact, dealing AoE damage
  • flaming arrow
  • contained detonation

Penetrating shot

  • Description:Fires an arrow that deals 150% weapon damage and pierces targets.
    • Continue up to 100 m.
  • Blood Soaked Arrows:Increases damage after each hit by 10% (maximum 50%).
  • Deep Strike:Penetrating Shot deals 20% more damage to targets at least 20 yards away.

Do you want to take these too?other championshipsto fill your archery.

  • evasive tactics(battle tree)
  • Empala(battle tree)
  • Marke(battle tree)
  • archer speed(battle tree)
  • Long-distance(Jagdbaum)
  • Diploma(Jagdbaum)
  • true purpose(Jagdbaum)
  • Goal(Jagdbaum)
  • Arrow scope(Jagdbaum)

As we mentioned before, it's worth taking advantage of the other strengths of the arc (rain of arrowsmipoison shotare great for OPR and Wars for example) and give these builds a try. There is no completely correct answer to the question of what the best game setting is; It depends on you and how you play.

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Capability

It is finished

Recommended masters

Drill

  • Description:Pierces the target three times, dealing 70% weapon damage with each hit.
    • Enemies absorb 5% less damage when hit by Pierce.
  • Smash Attacks:Enemies have 10% less damage absorption when they have over 50% HP and are hit by Pierce.
  • Shocking Attacks:If all three hits land, the target will stagger.

vault shot

  • Description:Use your spear to leap forward and kick your target, dealing 75% weapon damage.
    • Inflicts a 1.5 second stun.
    • Compatible with Taunt Gem: When hit, taunts the enemy for 2 seconds.
  • Relentless Strikes:Deals 20% more damage over 5 seconds when hitting a target with less than 50% HP.
  • Continuous Movement:Reduces the cooldown of other spears by 30% on a successful hit.

to sweep

  • Description:Swings over the target's legs, dealing 75% weapon damage and knocking them back.
  • Persistent Swing:Scanning cannot be stopped.
  • coup de grace:Light sweep attack followed by a downward slash dealing 125% weapon damage.

like the bowThe spear is a very versatile weapon, and we recommend trying different skills to see what works. We've seen some cool builds going straight into the game

Improved attributes and equipment

  • Attribute:Dexterity (300+), Constitution (150)
  • Armor:Luz

Since both weapons scale with this buildCapability, that's the attribute you want to invest in. You can put some pointsConstitutiononce you reach 300 Dex. Dodging and weaving with your bow and spear is crucial. For this reason, we recommend light armor for PvP. You can play in medium armor in PvE if you feel like you're being let down.

best perks

There are a few different perks you can try, but for PvP, a perk is likeFreedom(reduces stuns, debuffs, etc.) is pretty important, especially when things get hectic in open-world PvP or wars. Make sure your weapon perks are coveredDivide them between your bow/spear/weaponA. That's up to you, but you should get benefits for each ability. For our build that uses Explosive Arrow Shot, you have to takeTurn on explosive arrowfor his massive Empower boost (33% more damage over 10 seconds).

Tips for playing with the bow

Here are some general bow building gameplay tips, as well as the stats and gear to focus on:

  • Bow building is all about taking as little damage as possible. You needUse your dodge and dodge wellto reduce the damage taken.
  • light armoris preferable. That extra mobility when dodging can come into the clutch.
  • You want to stack your attributesCapabilitymostly. You can play around with different stats depending on your secondary weapon, but Dex scales the bow.
  • Strong attacks are pretty reliable with the bow., at least if you open it with a heavy attack thanks to some of the bow's passive abilities.

RELATED:Guide for players returning to the new world

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Bow and ax making

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Our favorite during the initial leveling phase was this oneax and bow, thanks to the movement boost each weapon provides. This significantly reduces mission travel time. The ax might be one of the best weapons in the New World.The berserk tree looks so strong.

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Best Masteries for Bow

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Capability

It is finished

Recommended masters

shot avoidance

  • Description:Leaps back 5m and fires an arrow that deals 125% weapon damage.
  • Evasive Kickback:Dodge shot causes 2m recoil.
  • Walk the distance:Dodge Shot grants 15% movement speed for 5 seconds.

poison shot

  • Description:Fires an arrow that releases a 10-foot cloud of poison that lasts 6 seconds.
    • Poisoned enemies take 10% weapon damage per second for 20 seconds.
  • Infected Arrows:Poison Shot's poison now deals 12% weapon damage per second.
  • Direct Attack:Poison Shot's arrow now deals 200% more damage.

Penetrating shot

  • Description:Fires an arrow that deals 150% weapon damage and pierces targets.
    • Continue up to 100 m.
  • Blood Soaked Arrows:Increases damage after each hit by 10% (maximum 50%).
  • Deep Strike:Penetrating Shot deals 20% more damage to targets at least 20 yards away.

We're using a similar setup to our PvP setup, except this setup changes Rapid Fire toPenetrating shot. This ability deals a lot of damage in a single hit and can slice through hordes of enemies. Use this when enemies are grouped together or when you need to deal good initial damage to a tougher opponent.

Best ax mastery

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Capability

It is finished

Recommended masters

crazy

  • Description:Deals 20% more damage for 12 seconds.
    • Taunt Gem Compatible: Taunt enemies in a 8m radius for 8 seconds.
    • Change Weapon ends this ability prematurely.
  • When searching:Move 20% faster while berserking.
  • Berserk his pairs:You cannot be stunned or interrupted in Berserker.

wild rush

  • Description:Jump to the target and attack twice.
    • First hit deals 115% weapon damage.
    • The second hit deals 130% weapon damage.
  • To ship:Deals 20% more damage with Ferocious Charge to targets below 30% HP.
  • Disable attack:When Feral Rush hits a target's back, they are rooted for 2 seconds.

Raging Stream

  • Description:Attack 4 times in quick succession, each hit dealing 90% weapon damage.
  • Aggressive approach:Gain 20% Movement Speed ​​for 6 seconds when you hit someone with Raging Stream.
  • final blow:At the end of the combo, press Light Attack to attack a fifth time, dealing 120% weapon damage.

This setup focuses entirely on thathecticTree. It offers excellent damage, maintains health, and provides stun immunity via Berserk, one of the few ways to gain stun immunity in New World. Here's why we use each ability:

  • Furious:This ability does everything you've ever wanted. Grants bonus damage, movement speed, healing over time, and makes you immune to stuns and interrupts.
  • Wild Race:Deals solid damage, roots retreating targets, and helps close the gap in combat.
  • Raging Stream:This allows you to target specific PvE enemies with alpha. Use Feral Rush and immediately follow Raging Torrent. Most targets will drop dead right there.

If you want to learn more about each Hatchet ability and why this weapon archetype is so powerful, check out ouraxeman.

Improved attributes and equipment

  • Attribute:Fortaleza
  • Armor:Average

The ax will be your main source of damage for this build, so you should spec it for that in the first placeFortaleza. If you have late-game gear or a bunch of points left over, enter your excess attribute pointsCapabilityto scale your bow's damage output. for armor,Averageoffers a great combination of damage and defense. Gear that improves your skills, critical stats, or healing effects is highly recommended.

Arch and foil construction

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Öribbon and flowersThe build is similar to the ax build but offers even more mobility and burst damage. As an all-glass cannon, you don't have the support of the slayer tree to keep you alive. There's a pretty high skill cap for this build, but its potential damage is hard to ignore.

Best Masteries for Bow

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Capability

It is finished

Recommended masters

shot avoidance

  • Description:Leaps back 5m and fires an arrow that deals 125% weapon damage.
  • Evasive Kickback:Dodge shot causes 2m recoil.
  • Walk the distance:Dodge Shot grants 15% movement speed for 5 seconds.

poison shot

  • Description:Fires an arrow that releases a 10-foot cloud of poison that lasts 6 seconds.
    • Poisoned enemies take 10% weapon damage per second for 20 seconds.
  • Infected Arrows:Poison Shot's poison now deals 12% weapon damage per second.
  • Direct Attack:Poison Shot's arrow now deals 200% more damage.

quick shot

  • Description:Fire 3 arrows in a row, the first 2 dealing 100% weapon damage.
    • Last Arrow deals 125% weapon damage and knocks targets back.
  • Fast Accuracy:If all 3 arrows hit the same target in a row, Quick Shot's cooldown is reduced by 50%.
  • final blow:Quick Shot's third shot deals 25% additional damage.

We will be using the Bow PvP setup for this build as Bow and Rapier are good for 1v1 duels. If you use this for PvE or hate Rapid Shot, you can replace this ability withPenetrating shotinstead of more explosion damage.

Best championships for rapiers

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Capability

It is finished

Recommended masters

Tondo

  • Description:Slashes targets in a 5 yard arc, dealing 50% weapon damage while inflicting bleeding.
    • Bleeding deals 85% weapon damage over 12 seconds. Batteries x3.
    • Stack increments update the bleed timer.
  • And again:Reduces cooldown by 25% when hitting a target.
  • heavy drilling:Heavy Attacks increase the duration of the bleed by 2 seconds and applies to both current and future stacks.

answer

  • Description:Parries an incoming attack for 1 second and stuns the target for 1.5 seconds.
    • A successful response grants you temporary invulnerability.
  • insult to injury:Successful replies cause his attacks to remain uninterrupted for 3 seconds.
  • Priority:Successful Riposte stuns reduce all Rapier cooldowns by 20%.

flee

  • Description:Perform an evasive maneuver that grants invulnerability mid-animation.
    • Light attacks while dodging are exceptionally quick.
  • Joyful:Gain 20% movement speed for 3 seconds when used.
  • Adagio:Dodging forward deals 15% more damage on your next Light Attack. Ends on hit or after 1 second.

Some active abilities to consider for the Rapier are among othersTondo, for bleeding damage andanswer, for CC. OfleeThe Rapier ability pairs well with Bow's dodge shot. You'll be jumping and running basically everywhere, but if you get caught you're probably dead.

Improved attributes and equipment

  • Attribute:Capability
  • Armor:Luz

Both weapons scale with youCapability, so you should invest in Dex as much as possible. for armor,Luzwill provide a solid damage boost and access to the best dodges in the game. Of course, if you'd rather pack in a few hits before dying, Medium works just as well. Gear that increases your bleeds and reduces critical damage taken is highly recommended.

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