The pyromaniacs among us are going to have a field day with this one, because there is very little more satisfying in a video game than having such high intelligence that your gaze makes the flesh of your enemies bubble and sizzle. If you’re not interested in role-playing an industrial revolution of Voldemort, well, the fire staff guide won’t be much help to you. But, if you like the idea of being the smartest person in the room to a point that all others present are continuously in danger of spontaneous combustion, then you’re in luck because part nine of the weapon mastery guides for Amazon’s new MMO in New World is on the Fire Staff!
If you’re unfamiliar with the series, we’re looking at every weapon available in Amazon’s new MMO in New World. The necessity comes from the weapon mastery system that is associated with each weapon in the game. Esentially the more that you use a specific weapon, the more your level will increase for that weapon’s mastery, and with each level you will unlock access to skills, passives and augments that are associated with how the weapon functions in game. There are two trees to choose from with the weapon mastery unlockables, and you will not be able to selected every single option that is available for both trees.
This is what differentiates your character from someone’s else’s who is wielding the same weapon, along with your gear, statistical decisions and so forth. As such, I am going through each weapon’s skills and skill trees so that prior to the game’s, now delayed, launch – well you can play your character out, for which skills you’d like to collect along each skill tree, and just have an idea in general of what you can expect from the skills for each weapon type. Today being the focus of the Fire Staff.
Over the course of the series, we’ll be looking at every weapon type that is available, and how to accentuate them with your statistical decisions. So, if we haven’t covered your preferred weapon type yet, or you know what archetype you want your character to follow, but there isn’t a guide as of yet – fear not, I’m going to do them all!
If you’re wondering where to invest your character attribute wise when focusing on the Fire Staff, well the weapon benefits solely from intelligence and as such your strength, focus and dexterity will not contribute whatsoever. However, having the option to wield a healing staff as your secondary weapon is never a bad idea, and the passive benefits that come from investing in focus will greatly improve your mana management.
Now that we’ve covered your attribute decisions, we’re going to look at the weapon mastery for the Fire Staff itself, it’s skill trees. The leftmost tree is referred to as ‘Fire Mage’, and the rightmost is ‘Pyromancer’. Both trees focus on dealing as much fire damage to targets as possible, and applying the burn affect, but with different delivery methods.
We’re going to take a look at the active abilities of the Fire Mage skill tree first, and then the augmentations that you can select along with those actives, before swapping over to the Pyromancer tree and doing the same, and then going over the passives for both of those trees:
Active Skill 1: Pillar of Fire
A spell that inflicts 134.0% weapon damage on the target.
Cost: 15 Mana
Cooldown: 10 Seconds
Pillar of Fire Augments:
Pillar of Fire does 40.0% more damage against full health enemies.
Each enemy hit by the Pillar grants you 10.0% of your max mana back.
Active Skill 2: Meteor Shower
A channeling spells that rains meteors from the sky. The impacts deal 34.0% weapon damage, and an additional 20.0% weapon damage DoT whilst the foe is inside the channeling AoE.
Cost: 30 Mana
Cooldown: 18 Seconds
Meteor Shower Augments:
Initial hits with Meteor Shower grant 1.0% max mana back, for each target hit.
Meteor Shower gains grit, making in unblockable and uninterruptible.
Judgement of Helios
Damage done after the initial impact increased to 25.0% weapon damage.
Active Skill 3: Fireball
Shoot a fireball that deals 140.0% weapon damage to those it hits. Impact creates a 3.0 meter AoE for 6.0 seconds that causes burn. Burned targets take 10.0% weapon damage each second for the remainder of time on the AoE.
Cost: 25 Mana
Cooldown: 15 Seconds
Increased the AoE from 6.0 seconds to 9.0 seconds.
Direct contact with the Fireball returns 10.0% of your max mana, and reduces Fire Staff cooldowns by 7.0%.
Active Skill 1: Incinerate
Incinerate causes an explosion that deals 130.0% weapon damage whilst pushing back all foes affect by 3.0 meters. Enemies are burnt by the spell, taking 3.0% weapon damage each second for 6.0 seconds.
Cost: 22 Mana
Cooldown: 12 Seconds
Each hit of Incinerate adds another stack of burning.
Incinerate gains 20.0% lifesteal.
Casting Incinerate causes two explosions.
Active Skill 2: Flamethrower
Creates a beam of fire from your Fire Staff that deals 34.0% weapon damage each second. Causes enemies to burn for 3.0% weapon damage each second for 6.0 seconds.
Cost: 4 Mana /second
Cooldown: 8 Seconds
Increase distance of spell by 50.0%.
Based damage increased by 25.0%.
Remove the cooldown on Flamethrower completely.
Active Skill 3: Burn Out
Move quickly through enemies, dealing 129.0% weapon damage along the way. Passing through an enemy causes them to burn for 10.0% weapon damage each second for 8.0 seconds.
Cost: 30 Mana
Cooldown: 20 Seconds
Burn Out Augments:
Each enemy hit during the phase reduces Fire Staff cooldowns by 5.0%.
Heat it Up!
Burn Out distance increased by 50.0%.
Whilst above 50.0% mana, you are empowered and deal 10.0% more damage.
Heavy attacks restore 5.0% of max mana when successful.
Spells gain 15.0% extra critical hit chance.
Heavy attacks no longer use mana.
Prophet of a Fire God
Whilst wielding your Fire Staff, critical hit damage is increased by 20.0%.
Successful heavy attacks reduce Fire Staff cooldowns by 10.0%.
Scoring critical hits with the Fire Staff inflicts burning status, dealing 3.0% weapon damage each second for 6.0 seconds.
Not taking damage for 3.0 seconds causes you to deal 10.0% more damage until damaged.
Runes of Helios
Casting a spell with your Fire Staff creates a fire rune on the ground in a 2.0 meter radius, increasing spell damage whilst inside the AoE by 30.0%. The run lasts 7.0 seconds.
Cooldown: 30 Seconds
Wielding your Fire Staff whilst below 50.0% health increases your spell damage by 20.0%.
Blocking a melee attack successfully restores 5.0% max mana.
Burn affects last 20.0% longer.
Trial by Fire
Being mobility CC’d creates an AoE of fire around you, dealing 5.0% weapon damage to all enemies within a 4.0 meter area. The field lasts for 10.0 seconds.
Cooldown: 2 Minutes
Let it Burn
Whenever a burn you have inflicted deals damage, reduce your damage taken by 10.0% for 2.0 seconds.
Watch it Burn
Light attacks inflict burn, damaging the enemy hit for 3.0% weapon damage each second for 6.0 seconds.
Using an Fire Staff spell grants you 10.0% more movement speed for 5.0 seconds.
Not casting a spell for 6.0 seconds causes your mana regen to be increased by 400.0%.
That just about wraps things up for our overview of the Fire Staff mastery for Amazon’s new MMO in New World, we hope that you’ve found the information useful in planning out your character, and we hope to see you online!
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