All Skinning Perks & Increasing Yield in New World

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This article combines the best skinning perks and the best ways to increase your skinning yield in New World all in one. Here we discuss all skinning perks and how to use proficiency potions to increase your gathering yield.

Add Perks to Raise Yield from Skinning

When you are crafting any of your skinning knives or other items, they all have chances to add a perk. A perk will give your item a special attribute that may increase different aspects of the item.

You can add either a special item to your craft, or you can also add Azoth when crafting to increase the chance of getting a perk. Some of these perks increase the amount of items, or the yield, you can get from skinning. To increase the yield and get more ore out of skinning, you will want the “Skinning Yield” Perk on your Skinning Knife in New World which makes it yield 10% more resources.

You can also add perks to armor and amulets, as discussed in a following section. Utilizing as many of these as you can in your gear set will maximize yield.

Consume Proficiency Potions to Raise Yield of all Gathering Skills Temporarily

Another way to raise yield temporarily while on a gathering is to craft and consume Proficiency Booster potions. Some people think since this is a potion it must be crafted using the Arcana skill, but it is actually crafted using the Engineering skill, using a Workshop.

Here are all the current proficiency potions available in New World:

TierPotion NameImageIncrease in YieldDurationLevel Req.Ingredients
2Weak Proficiency Booster5%10 Mins51x Water
1x Soul Mote
1x Air Mote
3Common Proficiency Booster7%15 Mins201x Water
1x Soul Wisp
1x Air wisp
4Strong Proficiency Booster10%20 Mins401x Water
1x Soul Essence
1x Air Essence
5Powerful Proficiency Booster15%30 Mins601x Soul Quintessence
1x Air Quintessence

All Available Skinning Perks in New World

The following table is a list of all the currently available perks you can add to your skinning knife or other items when crafting. Keep this in mind if you are looking to increase your yield, make skinning faster, or have better chances at finding rare items while skinning.

As you will read in the description, each of these perks scales depending on the gear score it is applied to. The higher the gear score, the better your perk!

Skinning LuckSkinning KnifeWhile Skinning gain 2.0%-9.3% chance at finding rare items.
Skinning YieldSkinning KnifeSkinning yields 10.0%-19.0% more resources.
Tanner’s DisciplineSkinning KnifeGain 3.0%-9.4% more Skinning experience
Reinforced Skinning LuckArmorWhile Skinning gain 2.0%-5.0% chance at finding rare items.
Adored Skinning LuckAmuletWhile Skinning gain 5.0%-9.5% chance at finding rare items.

Our full New World Tracking and Skinning Guide is available here: