New World – All Weapon Masteries

With the highly anticipated release of Amazon’s first MMO, New World, I have decided to put together some resources about the elements of the game that MGN was fortunate to get hands-on experience with during the closed beta, starting with the weapon mastery system.

I’ve covered every single weapon that is in the game, in terms of their statistical benefits, skills, passives, and augments, that are available for the weapon, as well as a little explanation around the weapon functions.

An example of what the weapon mastery system looks like. This is from the Hatchet one-handed weapon skill tree.

If you’re unfamiliar with the series or with how the weapon mastery system works in New World, the more that you use a weapon, the more proficient your character will become wielding it. As you hit certain leveling milestones with a weapon, you’ll be granted skill points that you can spend on a number of active skills from two trees, augments that will change how those skills function, and passives that change or improve how your character plays whilst wielding that weapon.

I’m going to put our links to all the weapons so that you can navigate to your favourite:

Sword & Shield

The “Lane’s Lament” sword and “Gilded Defense” shield – both legendary!

Click here for the Sword and Shield mastery guide.


The “Musket of Unseen Power”.
A tier five legendary!

Click here for the Musket mastery guide.

Ice Gauntlet

The “Crystalline Curse”.
A legendary gauntlet!

Click here for the Ice Gauntlet mastery guide.


The “Flawless Grandmaster’s Spear”.
It’s legendary and tier five!

Click here for the Spear mastery guide.


The “Hatchet of the Corrupted Frontier”.
One of the coolest-looking weapons in New World!

Click here for the Hatchet mastery guide.


This one is the “Regent’s Bow”.
With a 570 gear score!

Click here for the Bow mastery guide.

War Hammer

The mighty “Stonerend”.
Legendary with a huge list of perks!

Click here for the War Hammer mastery guide.

Life Staff

Get huge healing numbers with “The Grotto’s Seed”.
A powerful legendary Life Staff!

Click here for the Life Staff mastery guide.

Fire Staff

The “Spellstaff of Fiery Intent”.
Great name, great look, great staff!

Click here for the Fire Staff mastery guide.

Great Axe

Split foes in half with the “Axe of the Final War”.
One of the few legendary Great Axes!

Click here for the Great Axe mastery guide.


Assassinate your enemies with the ‘Assassination Blade’.
A legendary Rapier!

Click here for the Rapier mastery guide.


And with that, we have guides on every single weapon that’s available in Amazon’s new MMO, New World. We’re constantly updating the site with new New World content, bringing you the best in news, guides, reviews, and more. So, if you’re interested in New World, be sure to check back regularly!

That just about wraps things up for our overview of the weapon mastery system. We hope that you’ve found the information useful in planning out your character, and we hope to see you online!

If you have any suggestions or comments, we’d love to hear from you on the blog, our YouTube channel of course, the new MGN twitter @MGN_TV, and our Discord.


ProgramFounding Writers
AuthorLuke Cowling
GameNew World

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