Complete New World Weaponsmithing Guide

complete new world weaponsmithing guide

Introduction to Weaponsmithing

Weaponsmithing in New World is a crafting profession where you… you guessed it, craft weapons. You are also able to craft shields and honing stones with weaponsmithing. In this Complete New World Weaponsmithing Guide we will go through everything you need to know for the profession. First things first, we move onto what weapons can you craft in weaponsmithing in New World?

Basic Weaponsmithing Information

Weaponsmithing is a trade skill in New World that is focused on the creation of melee weapons made from the materials and resources that are derived through the Gathering and Refining professions. The main gathering profession that will assist you in Weaponsmithing is Mining. You can see our complete mining guide and all the best mining vein locations here:

A higher level of Weaponsmithing allows players to make superior, more powerful weapons, while also increasing their Gear Score range of craftable weapons. As you level higher in weaponsmithing, the gear score of your crafted weapons will increase.

Weaponsmithing can be performed in the Forge which is typically located within settlements. Forges are tier-based that can be raised by accepting town Projects. Be aware that every weapon has an tier requirement for crafting. This tier level corresponds with the Forge’s tier. If the Forge level of your settlement is not sufficient it is required to either raise it or locate another settlement that has a Forge that is of a higher level. 

The process of crafting weapons requires the player to be at the correct level of Weaponsmithing as well. Making progress in Weaponsmithing is a simple procedure. It is merely a matter of continuing to make weapons in order to improve their skills in the art. 

What Can You Craft with Weaponsmithing?

Weapon TypeHanded
SwordOne-Handed (Used with Shield)
War HammerTwo-Handed
Great AxeTwo-Handed
RapierOne-Handed
ShieldOff-Handed

How To Start Weaponsmithing in New World

Finding the Forge

To begin weaponsmithing in New World, head to your closest Forge within any settlement. You will find the forge as an anvil icon on the map.

forge location new world

Crafting Screen

Once you are at the forge, you can select which weapons you would like to craft from the left-hand side of the screen. Once you select a craft, you will see the ingredients on the left side of the center-section. In the example below, we have an Iron Great Axe. The axe required 12 Iron Ingots, 3 Timber, and 2 Coarse Leather. If you have these resources, the “Craft” button will illuminate in Blue, allowing you to craft this item.

Choosing Alternate Materials

You can also select the dropdown of any of the main materials on the screen, and a pop up will appear. This screen is where you can choose alternative materials. If you choose materials of higher tier or rarity, your Potential Gear Score will increase. Sometimes, it will allow you to choose lesser-quality materials, which will lower your potential gear score.

Choose wisely, if you are just trying to level Weaponsmithing and don’t care about the items you are crafting, always choose the cheapest input materials possible depending on your server’s economy.

Adding Special Resources for Perks or Stats

You can also click “Add Special Resource” in the main area of crafting, and it will open up this Select Special Resources screen. Here you can select special resources to ensure your item gets a trait you desire.

You must own these items in your inventory or storage shed within the settlement you are in to access them. If you are aiming for a specific one, you can also check here for the name and then search for it and purchase it on the Trading Post.

Adding Azoth To Maximize Perks

Finally, you can also use the “Add Azoth” section to add different amounts of Azoth, depending on the level of the weapon. Adding Azoth will increase the chances of the item getting random perks. The more Azoth you spend, the more perks, attributes, or a gem slot, can appear on your craft. An example here is for the Starmetal Great Axe. With 0 Azoth added, you can see the chances for each below, then with 45 Azoth added to the same weapon, you can see you are almost certain to get all three.

With 0 Azoth Added – Starmetal Great Axe

With 45 Azoth Added – Starmetal Great Axe

All Weaponsmithing Perks

There are two weaponsmithing perks you can obtain to increase your minimum gear score when crafting using the weaponsmithing trade skill.

  • Weaponsmith Mastery (+5 Minimum Weaponsmith Crafted Item Quality) – Granted by adding the “Orichalcum Weaponsmith’s Charm” to your gear.
  • Weaponsmith Expertese (+2 Weaponsmith Crafted Item Quality) – Granted by using the Weaponsmith Equipment Items. Follow later in this guide when we cover this set.

All Weaponsmithing Trophies in New World

NameImageGear Score IncreaseSource
Minor Weaponsmithing Crafting Trophy+3Recipe: Minor Weaponsmithing Crafting Trophy
Basic Weaponsmithing Crafting Trophy+4Recipe: Basic Weaponsmithing Crafting Trophy
Major Weaponsmithing Crafting Trophy+5Recipe: Major Weaponsmithing Crafting Trophy

Food Buffs to Boost Gear Score During Weaponsmithing

The following items are crafted using the Cooking trade skill. They all gives a certain amount of increased gear score while weaponsmithing, for a duration of time. For Example, If you consume Roasted Broccoli, for 20 minutes afterwards, every time you craft something with the Weaponsmithing trade skill, the item will have 5 higher gear score than normal.

TierFood NameImageIncrease Item Gear ScoreDurationLevel Req.Ingredients Needed
1Roasted Broccoli520 Mins11x Broccoli
1x Butter
1x Salt
2Steamed Broccoli825 Mins51x Broccoli
1x Water
1x Cheese
1x Milk
3Herb-Crusted Broccoli1030 Mins201x Broccoli
1x Cheese
1x Seasoning Blend
1x Nut
1x Milk
4Roasted Vegetable Medley1235 Mins401x Broccoli
1x Squash
1x Honey
1x Seasoning Blend
1x Cauliflower
1x Cooking Oil
5Savory Vegetable Medley1540 Mins601x Seasoning Blend
1x Broccoli
1x Carrot
1x Oregano
1x Cooking Oil
1x String Bean
1x Cauliflower

New World Weaponsmith Equipment Set to Increase Gear Score

There is a 400 Gear Score Weaponsmith Set in New World that will increase your crafted items Gear Score by +10 if you own the whole set (+2 per piece). Here are all the weaponsmith equipment and how to get them:

NameImageGear Score IncreaseSource
Weaponsmith Hat+2High Priest Oseguera
Weaponsmith Shirt+2Morzul the Herald
Weaponsmith Gloves+2Ancient Chests & Supply Chests or World Drop in Svikin’s Stand
Weaponsmith Pants+2Entropy
Weaponsmith Shoes+2Ancient Chests & Supply Chests or World Drop in Svikin’s Stand

Fastest Weaponsmithing Leveling Route

There are many ways to level weaponsmithing in New World, and the fastest or cheapest way may depend on your world’s economy. The below route is chosen as it attempts to offer a cheap and effective way to level your weaponsmithing.

If you also pick up town project board quests, you can increase you weaponsmithing level over time by completing the quests that want weapon or armor bundles.

Level 0-75 Weaponsmithing Route

Craft 190 Iron Great Axes OR 190 Iron War Hammers. These both require the exact same resources, so choose whichever one you want. These will give you 204 XP per craft, for a total of 38,760 XP. Required Resources:

  • Iron Ore x 9,120 (48 per craft)
  • Green Wood x 2,280 (12 per craft)
  • Rawhide x 1,520 (8 per craft)

You will first need to take the Rawhide to the Tannery to turn into Coarse Leather, then take the Iron Ore to the Smelter to turn into Ingots. You will also need to take the Green Wood to the Woodshop to refine into Timber. Alternatively, if you just want to buy the refined resources from the trading post, here is what you will need:

  • Iron Ingot x 2,280
  • Timber x 570
  • Coarse Leather x 380

Level 75-80 Weaponsmithing Route

Craft 275 Weak Honing Stone. These will give you 36 XP per craft, but they are much

cheaper to craft, especially if you are buying your motes and stone off the Trading Post. You will need:

  • Stone x 1028 (4 per craft) OR Stone Block x 257 (1 per craft)
  • Death Mote x 257 (1 per craft)
  • Fire Mote x 257 (1 per craft)

Similarly to the first section, you can choose to buy Stone or Stone Blocks, depending on which will cost you less for the total amount. If you use Stone, you will have to take it to the Stonecutting Station for refinement first.

Level 80 to 105 Weaponsmithing Route

Craft 120 Earth Battered Axe OR Earth Smasher (Hammer). These both require the exact same resources, so choose whichever one you want. These will give you 576 XP per craft, for a total of 69,120 XP. Required Resources:

  • Iron Ore x 9,600
  • Green Wood x 2,400
  • Rawhide x 7,200
  • Silver Ore x 1,920
  • Fae Iron x 420

You will first need to take each of the ingredients you buy (other than the Fae Iron) to their corresponding refinement stations to refine them. Alternatively, if you just want to buy the refined resources from the trading post, here is what you will need:

  • Iron Ingot x 2,400
  • Timber x 600
  • Coarse Leather x 1,800
  • Silver Ingot x 480
  • Fae Iron x 420

Level 105 to 125 Weaponsmithing Route

Craft 231 Steel War Hammer OR Steel Great Axe. These both require the exact same resources, so choose whichever one you want. These will give you 540 XP per craft, for a total of 124,740 XP. Required Resources:

  • Iron Ore x 36,036
  • Aged Wood x 12,012
  • Green Wood x 2,772
  • Sand Flux x 3,003
  • Rawhide x 1,848

You will first need to take each of the ingredients to their corresponding refinement stations to refine them. Alternatively, if you just want to buy the refined resources from the trading post, here is what you will need:

  • Steel Ingot x 3,003
  • Timber x 693
  • Coarse Leather x 462

Level 125 to 175 Weaponsmithing Route

Craft 531 Starmetal War Hammer OR Starmetal Great Axe. These both require the exact same resources, so choose whichever one you want. These will give you 1,425 XP per craft, for a total of 756,675 XP. Required Resources:

  • Starmetal Ore x 44,604
  • Iron Ore x 178,416
  • Aged Wood x 89,208
  • Sand Flux x 22,302
  • Green Wood x 6,372
  • Rawhide x 4,248

You will first need to take each of the ingredients to their corresponding refinement stations to refine them. Alternatively, if you just want to buy the refined resources from the trading post, here is what you will need:

  • Starmetal Ingot x 7,434
  • Timber x 1,593
  • Coarse Leather x 1,062

Level 175 to 200 Weaponsmithing Route

Craft 285 Orichalcum War Hammer OR Orichalcum Great Axe. These both require the exact same resources, so choose whichever one you want. These will give you 3,100 XP per craft, for a total of 883,500 XP. Required Resources:

  • Orichalcum Ore x 34,200
  • Starmetal Ore x 51,300
  • Iron Ore x 205,200
  • Aged Wood x 119,700
  • Sand Flux x 29,925
  • Green Wood x 3,420
  • Rawhide x 2,280

You will first need to take each of the ingredients to their corresponding refinement stations to refine them. Alternatively, if you just want to buy the refined resources from the trading post, here is what you will need:

  • Orichalcum Ingot x 4,275
  • Timber x 858
  • Coarse Leather x 570

How Much XP is Needed per Level for Weaponsmithing?

LevelWeaponsmithing Exp This LevelTotal Weaponsmithing Exp
1100100
2105205
3110315
4115430
5120550
6125675
7130805
8135940
91401,080
101451,225
111501,375
121551,530
131601,690
141651,855
151702,025
161752,200
171802,380
181852,565
191902,755
201952,950
212003,150
222053,355
232103,565
242153,780
252204,000
262254,225
272304,455
282354,690
292404,930
302455,175
312505,425
322555,680
332605,940
342656,205
352706,475
362756,750
372807,030
382857,315
392907,605
402957,900
413008,200
423058,505
433108,815
443159,130
453209,450
463259,775
4733010,105
4833510,440
4934010,780
5034511,125
5150011,625
5255012,175
5360012,775
5465013,425
5570014,125
5675014,875
5780015,675
5885016,525
5990017,425
6095018,375
611,00019,375
621,05020,425
631,10021,525
641,15022,675
651,20023,875
661,25025,125
671,30026,425
681,35027,775
691,40029,175
701,45030,625
711,50032,125
721,55033,675
731,60035,275
741,65036,925
751,70038,625
761,75040,375
771,80042,175
781,85044,025
791,90045,925
801,95047,875
812,00049,875
822,05051,925
832,10054,025
842,15056,175
852,20058,375
862,25060,625
872,30062,925
882,35065,275
892,40067,675
902,45070,125
912,50072,625
922,55075,175
932,60077,775
942,65080,425
952,70083,125
962,75085,875
972,80088,675
982,85091,525
992,90094,425
1002,95097,375
1013,534100,909
1023,720104,629
1033,906108,535
1044,092112,627
1054,278116,905
1064,464121,369
1074,650126,019
1084,836130,855
1095,022135,877
1105,208141,085
1115,394146,479
1125,580152,059
1135,766157,825
1145,952163,777
1156,138169,915
1166,324176,239
1176,510182,749
1186,696189,445
1196,882196,327
1207,068203,395
1217,254210,649
1227,440218,089
1237,626225,715
1247,812233,527
1257,998241,525
1268,184249,709
1278,370258,079
1288,556266,635
1298,742275,377
1308,928284,305
1319,114293,419
1329,300302,719
1339,486312,205
1349,672321,877
1359,858331,735
13610,044341,779
13710,230352,009
13810,416362,425
13910,602373,027
14010,788383,815
14110,974394,789
14211,160405,949
14311,346417,295
14411,532428,827
14511,718440,545
14611,904452,449
14712,090464,539
14812,276476,815
14912,462489,277
15012,648501,925
15112,400514,325
15213,020527,345
15313,640540,985
15414,260555,245
15514,880570,125
15615,500585,625
15716,120601,745
15816,740618,485
15917,360635,845
16017,980653,825
16118,600672,425
16219,220691,645
16319,840711,485
16420,460731,945
16521,080753,025
16621,700774,725
16722,320797,045
16822,940819,985
16923,560843,545
17024,180867,725
17124,800892,525
17225,420917,945
17326,040943,985
17426,660970,645
17527,280997,925
17627,9001,025,825
17728,5201,054,345
17829,1401,083,485
17929,7601,113,245
18030,3801,143,625
18131,0001,174,625
18231,6201,206,245
18332,2401,238,485
18432,8601,271,345
18533,4801,304,825
18634,1001,338,925
18734,7201,373,645
18835,3401,408,985
18935,9601,444,945
19036,5801,481,525
19137,2001,518,725
19237,8201,556,545
19338,4401,594,985
19439,0601,634,045
19539,6801,673,725
19640,3001,714,025
19740,9201,754,945
19841,5401,796,485
19942,1601,838,645
20042,7801,881,425
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