How does combat work in New World

is breaking records among players , but for some there are still questions about how some game mechanics work and how to get more out of them, since it is a relatively new style in MMO games.

If you are interested in learning about combat and the weapons that you will find in the game, do not worry, you are in the right place to answer your questions, we will also give you tips to beat your opponents with ease.

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  1. What types of damage are in the game and in what situation should they be used?
    1. court
    2. Thrust
    3. Knock
    4. Fire
    5. Ice
    6. Nature
    7. Empty
    8. Lightning
    9. Arcane
  2. What are the best weapon combinations in the game?
    1. Rapier and staff of fire
    2. Rapier and bow
    3. War Mace and Ice Gauntlet
    4. Staff of Life and Hatchet
  3. Compared to other games, is the combat system good?
  4. Where is New World’s combat system failing?
    1. Poor precision
    2. No decisions need to be made
    3. There are no good combinations

What types of damage are in the game and in what situation should they be used?

Within New World you will find many ways to improve your combat experience and with this rank up the skills of your character, whether you choose between being a Tank or even being a Magic DPS, this game gives you the freedom to change classes with ease while you play, which is new in an MMO game , it had always been established the basis of choosing a class in the game and being that one until the end, as you see it in all World of Warcraft installments.

In this game you will find a total of 11 types of weapons , which are divided into two, melee weapons, here you will find two classes in this one, one-handed weapons that are the sword and the shield, the rapier and the ax , and the two-handed weapons that would be the spear, the great ax and the war hammer; You will also find rank weapons such as the bow and the musket, in this there are also magic types that are the fire staff, the staff of life and the ice gauntlet.

Remember that your character’s abilities are not linked to him as such, but to the weaponry he is using; Each weapon has its own skill tree, which we are going to unlock and improve as we fight with these, each weapon will have six skills that you can equip when you use it, with a maximum of three skills in it.

But you do not have to worry, your character can have two weapons that you can insert while fighting, so you can use a total of six skills with both weapons, creating very effective combinations when fighting.

In the end, we must choose the weapons that go best with the attributes that you are increasing, remember that the weapons do not do particular damage, but will have different types of damage depending on the ability you choose to your weapon or the advantage that it possesses, within of the game there is a color system to know the damage caused to the opponent, effective or not, blue that indicates that the type of damage is not effective, white for neutral damage, yellow that indicates that the damage is effective and finally orange to indicate a critical hit.

You will also be able to obtain very varied advantages, thanks to the different types of gems that you will find throughout the map and you will be able to equip your weapons, armor and jewels ; These when equipping them will give different advantages, each gem has two advantages that you can take advantage of, an offensive that is added when placing it on your weapons, and another defensive that will be added when placing it on jewels and armor. The level of advantage will depend on the cut of the gem, which are:

  • Defective cut, giving level 1 advantages.
  • Regular cut, which will give us level 2 advantages.
  • Brilliant cut, this being level 3.
  • And finally, the pristine cut, which will give us level 4 advantages.

In New World you will find these types of damage which will vary with the weapon you carry and the advantages that each one of them provides.


This is a type of basic damage that you will find in the ax, the great ax and the sword, all melee weapons, this damage will depend on the rarity of your weapon, and to improve this type of damage you will only have to rank up your skills , and you can add gems to these weapons to add a bit of advantages before your enemies increasing the damage under certain circumstances, such as the carnelian that will be perfect if you are tank class or if you are DPS melee the opal.

Otherwise, if you want to improve the protection against this type of damage, you will only have to equip yourself with a moonstone gem in your jewelry.


The damage per thrust or thrust, can be found in ranged weapons such as the bow and musket, as well as melee weapons such as the rapier and the spear, this type of damage will also vary depending on the rarity of your weapon , and it will increase as you increase your skill level and statistics, to increase the effectiveness of this damage in bows and spears you can insert a Malachite gem or if you use the musket the moonstone.

If you want to defend yourself against this type of damage, you can equip yourself with a diamond or a malachite, these are hybrids and will protect you from all types of damage in a certain percentage.


A type of damage that you will find in the war hammer , this like all of them will improve the damage it causes as you progress in the game improving your skills with the weapon and the Strength of your character, it is also possible to combine it with gems such as opal to have an advantage over different types of characters. If you want to increase the resistance against this type you must equip yourself with a jasper gem.


This is a type of elemental damage, which will be predetermined in the fire staff, it can also appear in rare, epic, named and legendary weapons and armor. This can also be obtained by combining rubies with your weapons , armor and jewels, being for weapons its damage from 20% to 50% will become fire damage and for armor and jewels from 2% to 3.8% of resistance to this.


This can be found specifically in the ice gauntlet, and there is also a certain probability of obtaining it in rare, epic, named and legendary weapons, varying depending on the rarity level, also when equipping aquamarine ranges to your equipment, either for transform part of your weapon’s physical damage into ice damage, or to gain resistance against it in your armor and jewels.


This is a type of damage that is more usable if you are healer or healer class, you can obtain it in weapons with rarity higher than common, and by equipping an amber in your weapon, armor and jewels. This gem is perfectly combined with the staff of life , as it will transform the amount of damage from the weapon or the percentage of the character’s concentration into nature damage from 20% to 50%.

This is because only the staff of life is the weapon that increases concentration, this will allow you to have more offensive tactics as a healer easily, in addition to combining them in your armor and jewelry it will give you from 2% to 3.8% in protection against this kind of damage.


Void damage is an elemental type damage that is perfect in your melee  or melee weaponry, of course if our enemy does not have protection against this type of damage, it can come as a random advantage when we obtain a rare, rare, epic, named or legendary weapon, depending on the percentage of the advantage by the rarity level as you have already seen before.

You can also equip an advantage of this type of damage by adding amethysts to your weapons, armor and jewels, in the case of weapons from 20% to 50% of damage transformed to void damage, and with armor and jewels a Void damage absorption increased from 2% to 6%.


We can obtain this by placing topaz in your equipment, in the case of jewels and armor these gems will give protection against lightning, being the case of having a level 4 increase, for example a maximum of 3.8% absorption before this damage, or weapons that will give you up to 4 levels of electrification, transforming 50% of the weapon’s damage into maximum lightning damage . It can also appear randomly in the perks of weapons with rarities higher than common.


Finally, in the world of New Word we will also find arcane-type damage, this like all types of elemental damage we can obtain randomly by obtaining a weapon higher than the common rarity that has the advantage of ‘Magic Strengthening’, too We can obtain by adding sapphires to our team, to transform part of the weapon damage into arcane damage or to have resistance against it thanks to armor and jewels with this gem equipped, in this case it will give you the advantage called ‘arcane protection’

What are the best weapon combinations in the game?

In New Word you will find the possibility of choosing between 11 different weapons, with more than 120 combinations between them to customize the combat style and the class of your character, everything will be to your liking since the weapon you adapt more easily, what It is better that you look for combinations that cover both melee and long-range combat with ease, here you can see some of the best combinations with which you can easily play like a professional.

Rapier and staff of fire

This combination is one of the strongest in what pure DPS is about, these two weapons will allow you to cause damage quickly, since it will give you a combination between melee attacks in a burst and sustained long-range magic damage, with this we will have good mobility between attacks, but you will be somewhat vulnerable when fighting alone , so it is best to use this strategy when you go in a group.

To get the most out of this strategy, combining the timing damage skills like using Singe of the Fire Staff and then Tondo of the Rapier, it will take a while to master the mechanics of rapidly switching weapons between attacks, but once do it you will be unstoppable.

Rapier and bow

Another perfect combination to cause a good amount of damage per second , when using the rapier with the bow to have constant damage figures, this is thanks to the fact that between the two we will have a combination of forceful attacks and damage skills continuously during combat.

With this you can quickly go through close combat with your rapier and long range when moving away from the enemy while still causing constant damage, this is very useful if you have bleeding effects on your enemy caused by the rapier, since, If you keep attacking it, quickly switch to the bow, it will continue to take damage from this ability, of course if you do not stop causing damage with your arrows.

War Mace and Ice Gauntlet

This combination is very powerful, with this you can not only cause damage from a distance, but you can also stun and slow down your enemies easily when you fight melee; This is very efficient, since by the time your target comes to melee attack you, you have already dealt a lot of damage from a distance, so your target will be seriously injured and slowed down by the gauntlet, ready to take the final thrust with your war mallet. .

The Ice Storm and Ultimate Chill abilities will be especially useful, since they will make you more valuable at long distances for your team, since they will not only increase your damage, but also give you certain advantages, which will make you useful to stop enemies, In addition, you will have one of the strongest weapons in terms of causing critical damage in a single hit, effective to finish your objectives quickly.

Staff of Life and Hatchet

The use of this very effective combination will make you a healer more capable of defending yourself , since as you already know, the damage of the ax will increase as your level of life decreases, thanks to the many advantages of this weapon such as Berserking Refresh and Defy Death, they need you to lose life to increase the damage that you can inflict with this.

Although the ax or hatchet alone is very effective at causing a large amount of damage per second, when the damage increase period of this is over, you will be left with a very low level of life, and you have to find how to restore it completely while the skills are recharging, this is the life staff, during that pause you can use it to quickly recover your HP, without the need for the help of another player.

Compared to other games, is the combat system good?

This new game that is available on the Amazon Luna platform , is a unique MMO, since it does not follow the normal lines for a game of this style, it breaks with the stereotypes imposed by games like World Of Warcraft, it is also inspired by mechanics of active action combat, such as we could see in installments like Dark Souls.

In addition to prompting the player to do crafting activities to improve their equipment and stay alive in this open world game, they also added virtual life activities such as planting or having a house in the game . All this influences, but the truth is that what is really addictive and new is the combat within the game, both PvE and PvP.

Of course it has some flaws, it is not possible to cover everything, nor to make it to everyone’s taste, since this game tries to lay a foundation to change the typical routines that traditional games had, with a fundamental foundation the natural ability of each player, and that is why it is a challenge for developers, try to insert new mechanics in an online open world game, in itself it is difficult to keep the game free of crashes and bugs because of the great number of users on their servers.

The combat system of this game is almost unique, achieving combat strategies that would only be comparable to the combat mechanics and abilities of Elder Scrolls Online, but with the difference that New World has faster and more powerful weapon changes, which make view skills as secondary in combat.

Where is New World’s combat system failing?

As we have said before, the combat system is not perfect , but even so it is still novel and addictive, here you will see some of the most notable flaws, so that you have the information you need to decide to purchase this game or no.

Poor precision

This game does not have great precision when making the attacks , the fighting mechanics may be inspired by the active action of the Darks Souls, but this does not mean that they are the same in terms of efficiency and speed, this makes them Fighting, especially in groups, is incredibly imprecise, basically because it is very difficult to land a blow against your opponent.

No decisions need to be made

The idea of ​​the freedom of being able to change classes whenever you want, seems like a great hook to attract players, but this does not matter which class you choose to fight, this makes irrelevant all the equipment you find or the skills you make with effort. . This issue has made players feel that no matter what class they use or change, all combat feels the same and the progress of the game becomes monotonous .

In other words, the solution that the game developers gave, to the common problem of MMOs that when choosing a class, it will always be that making the game become monotonous, it only postpones it for a while, as soon as you try all the classes , in the end you will stay with the one you like the most.

There are no good combinations

This is one of the notable flaws, due to the small amount of weapons, and the fact that the developers did not want to delve into adding complex mechanics such as more complex skill bars or combos to make the combat more organized and strategic, this makes You do not need to think a complicated strategy to defeat a boss in the game, the same attacks that you usually do for common enemies will suffice.

Also because we only have 11 different weapons , there are not many good combinations between them to fight, of the 120 combinations that you can experiment with these, there are only five or ten that are really effective and useful.

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