Best New World weapon tier list ranked for PvE & PvP

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New World has 13 weapons that players can mix and match. Here is a ranked tier list of the best PvE and PvP weapons in the game.

One of the most difficult choices in New World is selecting a weapon for your character that is both powerful and fun to use.

With 13 different options in total all offering different playstyles, it can be a little overwhelming at first – especially for new players.

Of course, picking a weapon that’s considered meta is usually the best direction to go, as it ensures you’ll be able to compete in both PvE and PvP.

So, without further ado, let’s check out the New World weapon tier list and see where the new Blunderbuss from the Heart of Madness update is ranked.


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New World Weapons tier list: PvP

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The best weapons for striking down other adventurers are all about quick and lethal damage output.

Picking up a strong weapon in PvP is absolutely essential if you want to defeat the enemy and secure victories. Of course, while picking the most powerful choices in the meta will give you an edge, it’s important to utilize a weapon that fits your playstyle.

So, if you prefer long-range combat we recommend using the Fire Staff or Bow, whereas, for those of you that are looking to get into the thick of the action, it’s probably better to opt for the Rapier or Spear.

Of course, with the Blunderbuss arriving in the recent Heart of Madness update, it’s hard to pinpoint its exact placement in the meta until players have fully mastered the weapon.

However, for now, it’s sitting roughly in the middle of our tier list, so it’s well worth experimenting with if you like ranged combat that is a little more close-quarters.

New World Weapons Description Tier
Rapier A quick-oriented melee weapon with a variety of quick lunge attacks.   S+
Ice Gaunlet A magical weapon capable of dishing out massive crowd control and utilizing ice spells.   S+
Life Staff A powerful staff that can cast healing and protective spells. S
Sword & Shield The Sword and Shield are tanky weapon combination that deals damage at the melee range. S
Spear The Spear offers both short-range control and long-distance piercing damage. A
Fire Staff A staff that casts fire spells and deals impressive damage. A
Great Axe The Great Axe is a two-handed melee weapon that excels at large, sweeping attacks. B
Bow Bows offer quick-firing attacks and skills used to eliminate enemies from long distances. B
Void Gauntlets Void Gauntlets are hybrid magical damage and support weapons that can manipulate the power of the Void. B
Blunderbuss The Blunderbuss is a shotgun-style weapon that deals huge damage at close quarters. B
Warhammer A heavy hammer with slow attacks that deals massive damage. C
Hatchet The hatchet is a fast and deadly melee weapon that dishes out strong DPS. C
Musket The musket is a long-range weapon that fires hitscan projectiles. C

New World Weapons tier list: PvE

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The frosty Ice Gauntlet is a modest choice in any situation.

The world of Aeternum is an unforgiving land that’s brimming with danger, so mastering one of New World’s 13 weapons is key if you’re to take on the game’s PvE content.

As with the PvP list, your first priority should be picking a weapon that you enjoy using, as every single one of the choices below has mechanics that can be difficult to master.

However, in terms of meta choices, it’s the Life Staff and Rapier that are holding the top spots in 2022.

New World Weapons Description Tier
Rapier A quick-oriented melee weapon with a variety of quick lunge attacks. S+
Life Staff A powerful staff that can cast healing and protective spells. S+
Bow Bows offer quick-firing attacks and skills used to eliminate enemies from long distances. S
Fire Staff A staff that casts fire spells and deals impressive damage. S
Sword & Shield The Sword and Shield are tanky weapon combination that deals damage at the melee range. A
Spear The Spear offers both short-range control and long-distance piercing damage. A
Warhammer A heavy hammer with slow attacks that deals massive damage. B
Void Gauntlets Void Gauntlets are hybrid magical damage and support weapons that can manipulate the power of the Void. B
Musket The musket is a long-range weapon that fires hitscan projectiles. B
Blunderbuss The Blunderbuss is a shotgun-style weapon that deals huge damage at close quarters. C
Great Axe The Great Axe is a two-handed melee weapon that excels at large, sweeping attacks. C
Ice Gaunlet A magical weapon capable of dishing out massive crowd control and utilizing ice spells. C
Hatchet The hatchet is a fast and deadly melee weapon that dishes out strong DPS. C

We will continue to update the New World weapon tier list as patch changes and other major updates are released.

For more build guides and other New World news, make sure and check back frequently to Dexerto’s New World content hub!

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