Ultimate New World Arcana Leveling Guide

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Welcome to the Ultimate New World Arcana Leveling Guide. Here we dive deep into the crafting trade skill best known for crafting potions in New World. Arcana can also create ranged weapons such as Life, Fire, or Flame staffs, Elemental Infusions to create Wisps, Essences, and Quintessence, and more.

Arcana can be a difficult skill to master as it does take a ton of supplies to be able to level up. There are also various categories of items you can craft so it is hard to decide what to craft if you are just looking to level arcana fast in New World.

In this guide we will dive into these questions and more to provide as much detail behind the trade skill to be the most Ultimate New World Arcana Leveling Guide there is.

What Is Arcana in New World?

First things first, what exactly is arcana in New World? Arcana is one of the crafting trade skills available that focuses mainly on crafting potions and intellect weapons. Think of this skill as a magic weapon and alchemy profession rolled into one, complete with transmutes if you are from the World of Warcraft community.

As you level up Arcana in New World, you will work up through tiers from 1 to 5 to unlock more and more powerful options to add to your arsenal. If you plan on using an intellect ranged weapon, this may be a recommended crafting skill to focus on.

Typical Resources Used in Arcana – New World Leveling Guide

Keep in mind during your journey through New World that many resources and items from other professions will aid you heavily in your Arcana leveling path. Here are some of the main types of products you will want to make sure you keep an eye out for, gather, and store in your storage shed.

Material Used ForType Of Material RequiredDerived From
Arcana WeaponsSteel/Iron/Etc. IngotsMining and Smelting
Arcana WeaponsTimber / Wood PlanksLogging and Woodworking
Arcana WeaponsRare Gathered ItemsMining or Logging
Arcana WeaponsLeathersSkinning
Arcana Weapons & PotionsElemental MotesMining or Harvesting
PotionsWaterGather Water
PotionsVarious Harvested MaterialsHarvesting
PotionsRare Gathered ItemsHarvesting

Easiest Way To Level Arcana in New World

If you are simply looking to level arcana as fast as possible and you have have a ton of gold on hand to help you get there, you may decide you just want to buy 1 or 2 ingredients and make the same thing over, and over again. This method is what we call the lazy method and it does work, but you will be left with a lot of the same item that will essentially be worthless other than scrapping the items after.

You can simply craft 313,571 Weak Health Potions or Weak Mana Potions. These potions give only 6 XP and are available right away at Arcana Level 0. Since you need a total of 1,881,425 XP to hit level 200 Arcana, this will get you to level 200 by only crafting one type of item.

  • 313,571 Weak Health Potions require:
    • 313,571 Water – Easily gathered in any body of water but this will take a very, very long time to gather. You could also purchase them off the trading post but this quantity may not even be available for sale.
    • 313,571 Bulrush Cobs – Also very easy to farm around any body of fresh water but also would take a very long time.

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  • 313,571 Weak Mana Potions require:
    • 313,571 Water – Easily gathered in any body of water but this will take a very, very long time to gather. You could also purchase them off the trading post but this quantity may not even be available for sale.
    • 313,571 Briar Buds – Also very easy to farm but also would take a very long time.

Of course, you can alter this method in a myriad of ways. You may decide to make weak potions then move onto something else and mass produce that. There are so many combinations you could do, but here is the most simple way if you only want to craft one item over and over.

How To Level Arcana Fast in New World – Crafting Only Potions

This option is much more useful that the easy way using only weak potions. You can craft using only potions, especially if you think you will use a lot of potions all the time, or if you plan on selling them on the trading post. Potions will always be needed, especially by the PvP community, so there should always be some kind of market for them.

Here, you will craft each potion until you unlock the next tier, then you will start crafting the next tier.

Arcana Level 1-50 Using Potions- New World Guide

To reach level 1 from 0, craft a few Weak Health Potions so you hit level 1, then:

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Now remember, both Common Health and Mana Potions are available to craft at level 1. These gives 24 XP per potion. You do not have to craft all 463 potions of one type or the other. You can choose to mix and match, as long as you make a total of 463 potions between the two choices.

Gold Saving Tip: If you are looking to purchase the ingredient you will use, you can search all of these reagents and see which ones are the cheapest and buy only those items.

Arcana Level 50-100 Using Potions – New World Guide

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Now remember, both Strong Health and Mana Potions are available to craft at level 50. These gives 90 XP per potion. You do not have to craft all 959 potions of one type or the other. You can choose to mix and match, as long as you make a total of 959 potions between the two choices.

Gold Saving Tip: If you are looking to purchase the ingredient you will use, you can search all of these reagents and see which ones are the cheapest and buy only those items.

Arcana Level 100-150 Using Potions – New World Guide

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Arcana Level 150-200 Using Potions – New World Guide

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Leveling Arcana by Crafting Weapons

We don’t suggest crafting weapons to level your Arcana. You can do this along the way to get some extra XP, as the weapons do grant a lot of XP. The required materials though, take much longer to gather because you need much more of them to create one weapon.

This post details all of the weapons you can craft through Arcana in case you are curious about that route, but we will not lay these out here as it is not our suggested path.

Check out our massive, Mega Link guide post that has an organized listing of our main guides for New World.

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