New World Best Bow Builds

In this guide, we will be discussing New World Best Bow Builds. The Bow is a very powerful weapon, able to deal quite some damage from afar. It also relies on taking as little damage as possible, because you won’t have a lot of protection and will be using light armor.

New World Best Bow Builds

For ranged, the bow is a formidable choice of weapon. And if you pick the bow and skills that we tell you to, you’ll have possibly one of the best builds to take into PvP and PvE.

The bows we are after are the 370 gear score ones. Not only do they have high damage but they provide other boosts and buffs that really help our build.

The Bow we are looking for is called the Cavern Lurker’s Defense but the builds should work with any regular bow provided it has the needed stats.

Duelist Rapier/Bow Build

This Bow build lets you inflict around 2500 or more damage from afar with a bow and the Grace-focused Rapier to annihilate enemies up-close. The Rapier will also help you gain a lot of agility with movement buffing passives.

Best Bow Masteries

Evade Shot

Leap back 5 meters after shooting an arrow that deals 125% weapon damage.

Passives to Unlock in Order

  • Evasive Knockback: Evade Shot Causes Knockback of 2 meters.
  • Go the Distance: Evade Shot lets you move 15% faster with Haste for 5 seconds.

Poison Shot

Shoot an area that creates a 3m wide poison cloud for 6 seconds which deals 10% weapon damage per second to enemies for 20 seconds.

Penetrating Shot

Shoot an arrow that deals 150% weapon damage as it passes through targets and travels 100m.

Passives to Unlock in Order

  • Blood Soaked Arrow: Your maximum damage increases by 10% after every hit.
  • Deep Strike: Penetrating shot will deal 20% more damage to targets that are at a distance of 20m or above.
  • Concussion: You will inflict 20% more damage on headshots.

General Passives to Unlock

  • Evasive Tactics: Deal 20% more damage for the next 5 seconds.
  • Dodge and Weave: Gain 10% Haste for 2 seconds after dodging.
  • Long Range: Deal 20% more damage to foes that are 10 meters away or more.
  • Aim True: Heavy attack arrows fly faster and inflict 30% more damage.
  • Hunters Insight: Regain 5% stamina after hitting a foe with a debuff.
  • Archer’s Speed: Gain 10% Haste for 5 seconds whenever you switch to your bow.
  • Finishing Shot: Deal 20% more damage to targets with 50% or lower health.
  • Unbreakable Focus: While aiming, receive 10% less damage.
  • Arrow Range: Increased range at which the arrow starts to get affected by gravity by 100%.
  • Bullseye: Increase the Crit chance for bows by 10%.
  • Hawkeye: Heal yourself by 10% every time you land a headshot.

Best Rapier Masteries

Evade

Perform a sidestep in the direction you are moving which cancels any animation and lets you inflict light attacks very quickly.

Passives to Unlock in Order

  • Breath In: Gain 20% Stamina.
  • Allegro: Gain 20% movement speed for 3 seconds.
  • Adagio: Evade forward with 15% weapon damage which lasts for 1 second or until your attack hits the enemy.
  • Crescendo: Successful light attacks reduce ability cooldown by 30%.

Riposte

Enter a defensive stance that lasts for 1 second and lets you counter-attack and stun the enemy for 1.5 seconds if you are struck in that duration.

Passives to Unlock in Order

  • Insult to Injury: Your attracts become uninterruptable for 3 seconds on every successful Riposte.
  • Priority: Cooldown for Rapier abilities is reduced by 20% when landing a Riposte Stun.
  • Lasting Consequence: Riposte’s stun is increased to 2 seconds.

Fleche

Lunge forward to a distance of 5 meters and stab enemies to deal 145% weapon damage.

General Passives to Unlock

  • Momentum: Gain 25% increased damage on your next attack after you perform an ability.
  • Engarde: Deal 10% more damage if the enemy has more than 50 health.
  • Light Edge: Increase the damage for middle swipe light attacks by 8%.
  • Unerring: Deal 5% more damage to targets with a Rapier bleed.
  • Desperation: Deal 10% more damage when your stamina is below 40%.
  • Controlled Breathing: +3 stamina on any hit.
  • Perfectionist: Deal 10% more damage when your health is full.
  • Red Curtain: Reduce all cooldowns by 5% after critical strikes.
  • Swiftness: Gain 3% Haste for 4 seconds after any hit which can be stacked up to 5 times.

Recommended Armor

We suggest using the following gear pieces with the Bow and Rapier Build:

  • Reinforced Syndicate Scrivener Headwear of the priest
  • Reinforced Syndicate Scrivener of the Brigand
  • Reinforced Syndicate Scrivener Hand covers of the priest
  • Reinforced Syndicate Scrivener Leggings of the Priest
  • Reinforced Syndicate Scrivener Footwear of the Priest

If you can’t get EXACTLY this, just make sure you’ve got something that helps increase your dexterity. Having a full set of armor with the right bonuses can amp up your damage considerably.

Hatchet and Bow DPS Build

This build allows you to become a deadly hit & run solo player with a lot of DPS potential. Your secondary weapon for this build will be the Hatchet as it allows you to output an insane amount of damage while keeping your mobility high.

Best Bow Masteries

Penetrating Shot

Shoot an arrow that deals 150% weapon damage as it passes through targets and travels 100m.

Passives to Unlock in Order

  • Blood Soaked Arrow: Your maximum damage increases by 10% after every hit.
  • Deep Strike: Penetrating shot will deal 20% more damage to targets that are at a distance of 20m or above.
  • Concussion: You will inflict 20% more damage on headshots.

Rain of Arrows

Shoot a barrage of arrows that is 7 meters wide and deals 150% weapon damage.

Passives to Unlock in Order

  • Barbed Arrows: Rain of Arrows causes bleeding and 85% weapon damage for 12 seconds.

Rapid Shot

Shoot 3 consecutive arrows where the first 2 deal 100% weapon damage and the last arrow deals 125% weapon damage as well as causes knockback.

Passives to Unlock in Order

  • Rapid Accuracy: Rapid Shot’s cooldown will reduce by 50% if all 3 arrows hit the same target.
  • Final Blow: Deal 25% extra damage with the 3rd arrow of Rapid Shot.

General Passives

  • Evasive Tactics: Deal 20% more damage for the next 5 seconds after a successful dodge.
  • Closing In: Reduce bow ability recharge by 5% when hitting an enemy with 50% or lesser health.
  • Dodge and Weave: Gain 10% Haste for 2 seconds after dodging
  • Archer’s Speed: Gain 10% Haste for 5 seconds whenever you switch to your bow.
  • Mark: Deal 10% more damage to foes suffering from a debuff.
  • Long Range: Deal 20% more damage to foes that are 10 meters away or more.
  • Finishing Shot: Deal 20% more damage to targets with 50% or lower health.
  • Aim True: Heavy Attacks deal 30% more damage and fly faster.
  • Opening Strike: Heavy attacks deal 20% more damage to foes with 100% health.
  • Bullseye: Increase the Crit chance for bows by 10%.
  • Concussion: Nailing headshots allows you to deal 20% more damage.

Best Hatchet Masteries

Berserk

Triggers a Berserk Mode that increases all attack damage by 20% while active. Berserk Mode will be active for 12 seconds.

Passives to Unlock in Order

  • On the Hunt: Increase movement speed by 20% while using Berserk mode.
  • Berserking Refresh: Gain a portion of your health back after every 4 seconds to a maximum of 30%.
  • Berserking Purge: Triggering Berserk removes all crowd control debuffs from the player.
  • Uninterruptable Berserk: In Berserk Mode, your attacks will be uninterruptible.

Raging Torrent

It will perform four fast attacks each dealing 90% weapon damage.

Passives to Unlock in Order

  • Aggressive Approach: Increase movement speed by 20% for 6 seconds.
  • Final Blow: Hitting the enemy with a light attack after Raging Torrent inflicts 120% weapon damage.

Rending Throw

Hurl an ax towards the enemy that deals 110% weapon damage.

Passives to Unlock in Order

  • Targeted Impact: Rend damage increased by 8% if the enemy is more than 8 meters away.
  • Opportunistic: Deal 20% additional damage if the target has any active debuffs.
  • Second Wind: Reduce cooldown by 20% if the target has any active debuffs.

General Passives

  • Defy Death: After receiving lethal damage, you gain immortality for 3 seconds and avoid death reduced to 50 HP.
  • Enraged Strikes: Light & Heavy attacks deal 20% more damage if the target is below 30% health.
  • Accumulated Power: Gain Empower for 3 seconds after 3 successful light attacks against the same target.
  • Against All Odds: Increase damage to all enemies by 10% for every enemy within 5 meters of the player’s position.
  • Fortifying Strikes: Gain Fortify for 3 seconds after 3 successful light attacks against the same target.
  • Critical Throw: Thrown axes can trigger crit shots or headshots.
  • Exploitation: All attacks deal 15% more damage to enemies with an active debuff.

Recommended Armor

We suggest using any Light Armor set with mobility buffs for this build. If you are good at dodging and rolling then, surviving with light armor should not be a problem for you.

Since you’ll be investing most of your points into dexterity, it’ll be wise to have a few gear pieces on that can grant you some extra strength to add to your hatchet’s overall damage.

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