Rook’s Defense – New World Epic Shield Quest

What is Rook’s Defense in New World and where can you find it?
Rook's Defense – New World Epic Shield Quest
“I stand stalwart, a tower against the wailing, corrupted dark. I will not be moved.”

“Rook’s Defense“ is an Epic Shield in Amazon Games MMORPG: New World. Follow the guide below to find out how to get it. There are many Epic Shields that exist in the game. Epic Shields are found from slain enemies, in chests, crafted from recipes, and quests or a series of quest chains in order to obtain that weapon.

Rook’s Defense – Epic Shield At 580 Gear Score

Rook's Defense – New World Epic Shield Quest
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  • 580 Gear Score
  • 56 Damage
  • 3.0% Critical Hit Chance
  • 1.3 Critical Damage Multiplier
  • 43.0 Block Stamina Damage
  • 43.0 Stagger Damage
  • 113.9 Armor Rating – Elemental
  • 113.9 Armor Rating – Physical
  • 50% Block Stability

Perks on Rook’s Defense in New World

  • 14 Constitution
  • Hated: You generate 14% more threat.
  • Sturdy: You take 9.4% less stamina damage while blocking.
  • Accelerated Defiant Stance: Movement Speed Increased by 27% for 5 seconds after triggering Defiant Stance.

How To Get Rook’s Defense in New World

Where can you find Rook’s Defense? Rook’s Defense is a reward from a suggested Level 60 quest called A King’s Defense. Players will need to be Level 60 and have their Shield Mastery at Level 20. Players will also need to complete the prerequisite quest Madaki’s Stratagem and all side quests in the Great Cleave in order for this to become available.

Derick Wardell is the quest giver; they’re located Valor Hold Town in the Edengrove Region.

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There are 8 Quests to complete within the Rook’s Defense questline. They are

  • Chaturanga Opening – Malevolence, Edengrove
  • White’s First Move – Scorpius, Mourningdale
  • En Passant – Eridanus, Restless Shore
  • Shahnameh’s Story – Periville, Weaver’s Fen
  • The Touch-Move Rule – Stone Skull Fort, Cutlass Keys
  • The Pawn’s Promotion – Caminus, Shattered Mountain
  • Castling The King – Mangled Pox Gate and Nihili Visage, Great Cleave
  • Rook’s Checkmate – Myrkgard, Shattered Mountain

Once players complete these quests head to Ranger Eintou Madaki to turn in A King’s Defense.

Here is YouTuber PyongPyong completing the final quest in the series.

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