New World – Great Axe and War Hammer Guide
Here’s a New World Build Guide for the Great Axe and War Hammer. This Whirlwind Great Axe and War Hammer Build focuses on dealing insane AoE damage, while also crowd controlling and containing enemies and players alike. This is a PvE and PvP Build that is not only good for Questing and PvP, but also for expeditions, and does some of the highest AoE DPS in New World. If you’ve been looking for a good Great Axe and War Hammer Build, then this Guide is for you.
The way this build works is that you’ll use Path of Destiny to attack enemies at a distance before closing and engaging your prey. You’ll use Gravity Well to trap and pull targets together, and then use Charge to get you into melee range. You’ll then use Maelstrom to AoE all enemies, before swapping to your War Hammer and popping both Shockwave to Stun targets, and Clear Out to send them all flying.
This combo is absolutely deadly, and should more or less work the same in Expeditions and in PvP. This build is obviously better in medium to large group battles, but it works effectively in 1-on-1 and smaller PvP as well because the Great Axe and War Hammer are such strong Weapons.
0:00 - New World Great Axe and War Hammer Build
0:53 - Great Axe and War Hammer Build Attributes
1:29 – Great Axe and War Hammer Build Skills
3:44 - Great Axe and War Hammer Build Weapons
4:13 - Great Axe and War Hammer Build Armor
4:40 - Final Tips
Unlike builds that use ranged weapons, you can’t attack from a distance in PvP. The best possible scenario for you is to get into melee range undetected, you can often use the landscape to shield your approach, and then catch other players unawares. Ranged Builds have a tough time dealing with this Build in melee, and if you can descend on players before they see you, you’ll have even more success.
Remember to use Charge when closing the gap on fleeing enemies. Sometimes you’ll need to use it 4 or 5 times to catch someone, but you’ll be able to if they don’t have any Abilities that improve their speed as well. This single Skill will get you more kills than just about any other.
Make sure to lead with Gravity Well so that players and enemies are stuck when you begin your attack. This will help to improve your damage and is something you should get in the habit of doing ASAP. Note that when in melee range and you use this Ability, you can actually hit players and enemies with the axe as you swing upward dealing damage on its initial cast.
Lastly, don’t forget to repair your Equipment. You’ll take a beating with this Build so you’ll need to repair more than with some other Builds. Make sure to do this whenever needed for best results. You can click the Repair All button on the bottom of your inventory to do this quickly.