Best New World War Hammer Builds for PvP and PvE

To help you out with creating the perfect builds for your War Hammer in New World, we’ve prepared this guide where we’ll be walking you through the two best builds that you can create for the War Hammer in New World right now.

New World War Hammer Builds

Warhammer Attribute Scaling

The War Hammer scales solely with Strength so, we highly recommend that you focus on earning as much Strength as possible on both gear and your Attribute pick.

Despite the fact that only Strength will increase your damage output, we recommend having Constitution as a secondary Attribute.

When you reach the endgame and have 300 Strength, you will be able to apply Grit to your Light and Heavy strikes, which will come in handy when escaping crowd control.

Best War Hammer Weapon Combinations

The War Hammer is a two-handed weapon that scales with Strength. This weapon excels at keeping many enemies pinned down while pounding on them with strikes. So it works well with the following weapons

  • Great Axe
  • Hatchet
  • Berserk
  • Life Staff

Strengths and Weaknesses

When it comes to the Warhammer’s strengths, it has the following up its sleeve. Warhammer can give a variety of crowd control options as well as some self-healing.

You’ll be able to use Rend with Armor Breaker if you’re wielding a Warhammer. It’s also effective against Angry Ancients and Angry Lost.

Warhammer has the following weaknesses in addition to its strengths. Melee isn’t a Warhammer thing because its assaults are slow and may be halted without Grit.

Warhammer has a shorter reach with Basic Attacks than Great Axe. The Movement Skills of Warhammer are also not up to the marks. Furthermore, it is weak against Corrupted.

War Hammer and Hatchet PvE Build

Best Warhammer Masteries

The War Hammer thrives in PvE by providing damage while crowd-controlling groups of enemies. For optimal efficiency, we recommend employing

  • Shockwave
  • Armor Breaker
  • Mighty Gavel

Shockwave

Slams hammer on the ground that causes an AOE earthquake in a 3m radius. This deals 80% weapon damage. Also, it applies Stun to all the impacted targets for 2 seconds.

Passive Skills to Unlock

  • Frailty: The attack causes Weaken which helps you to decrease damage dealt from the target’s attack by 10% for 10 seconds.
  • Meteoric Crater: It increases the effective range of Shockwave to a 4m radius.

Mighty Gavel

An overhead leaping attack that crushes down on enemies dealing 160% weapon damage.

Passive Skills to Unlock

  • Summary Judgement: Increases damage done by Mighty Gravel attack by 20% on targets under 30% HP.
  • Impact Fracture: Increases stamina damage done by Mighty Gravel attack by 25%.
  • Expedite: After a successful Mighty Gravel attack, you can unlock Haste that increases your movement speed by 30% for 3 seconds.
  • Justice for All: Press basic attack during Mighty Gravel attack that deals 200% weapon damage.

Armor Breaker

A powerful swing that penetrates 35% of the target’s armor and deals 140% weapon damage.

Passive Skills to Unlock

  • Indomitable: This skill makes the attack unstoppable by adding Grit to the attack.
  • Lasting Trauma: Armor Breaker grants the targets Rend, reducing damage absorption by 15% for 10 seconds.

Best Hatchet Masteries

Following masteries are recommended with Hatchet in this built.

  • Rending Throw
  • Social Distancing
  • Infected Throw

Rending Throw

Dealing 110% weapon damage and apply rend reducing target’s damage.

Passive Skills to Unlock

  • Targeted Impact: Rend effectiveness increased by 15% if the target is in a radius of 8m.
  • Opportunistic: The rending throw hits a target within an active debuff, it deals an extra 20% damage
  • Second Wind: If rending throw hots a target its cooldown is reduced by 20%.

Social Distancing

It deals 130% damage and slows the opponent by 15% for 3 seconds.

Passive Skills to Unlock

  • Quick Power: The social distancing throw hits a target within an active debuff, your movement speed is increased by 30% for 3 seconds.
  • Stay Back: Social Distancing slowed effectiveness is increased by 25% for 4 seconds

Infected Throw

This throws a hatchet that deals 150% weapon damage also weakens and diseases the opponent for 10 seconds

Passive Skills to Unlock

  • Mortal Power: On target below 30% health, it increases the duration of Weaken and Disease for 15 seconds.
  • Arial Transformation: Create a 3m radius disease cloud on impact that lingers in place for 6 seconds.

Attributes

You need Strength with this build, to make the most out of your abilities. Hence the distribution is as follows:

  • Strength: 156
  • Constitution: 100
  • Intelligence: 5
  • Focus: 5
  • Dexterity: 5

Recommended Armor

For the Armor, you should go for the heaviest possible with the highest amount of physical resistance. By putting 100 points to your constitution, you’ll get 10% of physical resistance anyway.

War Hammer and Hatchet PvP Build

Here’s the best PvP Warhammer and Hatchet build in New World.

Best Warhammer Masteries

Shockwave

Slams hammer on the ground that causes an AOE earthquake in a 3-meter radius. This deals 80% weapon damage. Also, it applies Stun to all the impacted targets for 2 seconds.

Passive Skills to Unlock

  • Frailty: The attack causes Weaken which helps you to decrease damage dealt from the target’s attack by 10% for 10 seconds.
  • Meteoric Crater: It increases the effective range of Shockwave to a 4m radius.

Clear Out

A wide swing that knocks enemies back 4 meters to create distance, and deals 115% weapon damage.

Passive Skills to Unlock

  • Power Cleaner: It grants 10% defense bonus for 4 seconds to all the allies within 6m radius.
  • Clean and Refreshed: Ability cooldown reduced by 5% for each enemy hit.
  • Swing Away: Increases movement speed by 30% for 3 seconds.

Path of Destiny

A powerful ground strike that erupts a linear wave of energy in front of the player, thus dealing 110% weapon damage to all targets in its path.

Passive Skills to Unlock

  • Seismic Waves: The Path of Destiny now staggers the target as you unlock this passive skill.
  • Stimulated Reduction: Ability cooldown reduced by 5% for each enemy hit.

Best Hatchet Masteries

Feral Rush

Leap forward and strike twice. The first strike deals 115% weapon damage and the second one deals 130% weapon damage.

Passive Skills to Unlock

  • Dispatch: For a target below 30% health it deals 20% more damage.
  • Crippling Strikes: If the fetal rush hits the target from the back, it immobilizes the target for 2 seconds.

Berserk

It is used to enter the berserker mode that increases the attack damage by 20% for 12 seconds.

Passive Skills to Unlock

  • On the Hunt: It increases the movement speed by 20% while in berserker mode.
  • Berserking Refresh: Gain a portion of health back every five seconds. Up to 30% of max health can be restored.
  • Berserking Purge: Remove all the stunts, slows and roots from yourself when you active
  • Uninterruptable Berserk: While in Berserk, your attacks will be uninterruptable and you can’t be staggered.

Raging Torrent

A wide swing that knocks enemies back 4 meters to create distance, and deals 115% weapon damage.

Passive Skills to Unlock

  • Aggressive Approach: Increases movement speed by 20% for 6 seconds.
  • Final Blow: Press a light attack at the end of raging torrent to perform a final attack that deals 120% weapon damage.

Attributes

You need Strength with this build, to make the most out of your abilities. Hence the distribution is as follows:

  • Strength: 305
  • Constitution: 148
  • Intelligence: 5
  • Focus: 5
  • Dexterity: 5

Recommended Armor

We recommend choosing Medium Armor and equip load because it will work best with the attributes chosen and will ensure peak performance.

War Hammer and Great Axe PvE Build

Here is the best PvE War Hammer and Great Axe built you can get in New World.

Best War Hammer Masteries

The War Hammer thrives in PvE by providing damage while crowd-controlling groups of enemies. For optimal efficiency, we recommend employing

  • Shockwave
  • Wrecking Wall
  • Mighty Gavel

Shockwave

Slams hammer on the ground that causes an AOE earthquake in a 3m radius. This deals 80% weapon damage. Also, it applies Stun to all the impacted targets for 2 seconds.

Passive Skills to Unlock

  • Frailty: The attack causes Weaken which helps you to decrease damage dealt from the target’s attack by 10% for 10 seconds.
  • Meteoric Crater: It increases the effective range of Shockwave to a 4m radius.

Mighty Gavel

An overhead leaping attack that crushes down on enemies dealing 160% weapon damage.

Passive Skills to Unlock

  • Summary Judgement: Increases damage done by Mighty Gravel attack by 20% on targets under 30% HP.
  • Impact Fracture: Increases stamina damage done by Mighty Gravel attack by 25%.
  • Expedite: After a successful Mighty Gravel attack, you can unlock Haste that increases your movement speed by 30% for 3 seconds.
  • Justice for All: Press basic attack during Mighty Gravel attack that deals 200% weapon damage.

Wrecking Ball

Deals 130% weapon damage and fattens the opponent

Passive Skills to Unlock

  • Safety Measures: 20% damage resistance for 7 seconds
  • Breathing Room: All targets within 1.5 meter of the target hit are also flattened.

Best Great Axe Masteries

For optimal efficiency in PvE  using great axe, we recommend having the following

Reap

Extend your axe to 5 meters, pulling foes to you and dealing 110% weapon damage.

Passive Skills to Unlock

  • The Collector: Increases reap range to 8 meters.
  • Hunger: Heal yourself for 30% of weapon damage done by reap.
  • Fatal Attraction: A spin attack dealing 115% weapon damage

Maelstrom

Performs an attack that pulls the opponent closer to you and deal 110% weapon damage.

Passive Skills to Unlock

  • Strom’s Reach:Increases maelstrom pull range by 50%
  • Impact Fracture: Increases stamina damage done by Mighty Gravel attack by 25%.
  • Absorb: Consumes all projection while maelstrom is active.
  • No Reprieve: Maelstrom does an extra spin attack dealing 110% weapon damage.

Gravity Well

An upward swing dealing 99.0% weapon damage and projecting a powerful tear in reality that creates a vortex.

Passive Skills to Unlock

  • Crowded Well: Increases burst damage by 10% for each foe caught in the vortex.
  • Unyielding: Allies gain 10% fortify while standing inside your gravity well.

War Hammer and Life Staff PvP Build

Here is the best PvP Warhammer and Life Staff built you can get in New World.

Best Warhammer Masteries

Shockwave

Slams hammer on the ground that causes an AOE earthquake in a 3m radius. This deals 80% weapon damage. Also, it applies Stun to all the impacted targets for 2 seconds.

Passive Skills to Unlock

  • Frailty: The attack causes Weaken which helps you to decrease damage dealt from the target’s attack by 10% for 10 seconds.
  • Meteoric Crater: It increases the effective range of Shockwave to a 4m radius.

Clear Out

A wide swing that knocks enemies back 4 meters to create distance, and deals 115% weapon damage.

Passive Skills to Unlock

  • Power Cleaner: It grants 10% defense bonus for 4 seconds to all the allies within 6m radius.
  • Clean and Refreshed: Ability cooldown reduced by 5% for each enemy hit.
  • Swing Away: Increases movement speed by 30% for 3 second.

Path of Destiny

A powerful ground strike that erupts a linear wave of energy in front of the player, thus dealing 110% weapon damage to all targets in its path.

Passive Skills to Unlock

  • Seismic Waves: The Path of Destiny now staggers the target as you unlock this passive skill.
  • Stimulated Reduction: Ability cooldown reduced by 5% for each enemy hit.

Best Life Staff Masteries

The skill tree for Life Staff is divided into two parts: Protector and Healer. So, here are the required skills you need to invest in to make this build

Sacred Ground

Create an area on the ground that lasts for 15s and heals 20% weapon damage every second.

Passive Skills to Unlock

  • Holy Ground: Regenerate stamina and Mana 100% faster while in Sacred Ground.
  • Blessed: When the allies are in Sacred Ground they get healed 50% more from all healing.

Splash of Light

You and all the allies within 100 meter are healed by 60% weapon damage.

Passive Skills to Unlock

  • Shared Recovery: For each ally that is healed and is below 50% of its health you gain 5% of your max manna .

Beacon

Shoot out a light projectile that deals 146% weapon damage to enemies, attaches to its target, and heals all nearby allies for 20% weapon damage each second for 10s.

Passive Skills to Unlock

  • Infused Light: Beacon’s area of effect is now 50% larger
  • Radiance’s Blessing: Beacon lasts 5s longer

Attributes

You need Force with this build, to make the most out of your abilities. Hence the distribution is as follows:

  • Strength: 5
  • Constitution: 75
  • Intelligence: 5
  • Focus: 150
  • Dexterity: 5

Recommended Armor

We would suggest you go for Light Armor that boosts your Focus tremendously because that’s what you’ll be relying on mostly to keep your health up.