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Swords

The sword is the only weapon in New World that you can pair with the shield, which is highly recommended, by the way. The two share mastery skills – Swordmaster and Defender Skill Trees – so pairing them up will allow you to fully explore their abilities.

The Swordmaster tree is mainly on the offensive side, helping players increase the damage they can deal, slow down enemies, and stun adversaries.

The Defender tree, on the other hand, is all about, well, defense. It reduces the amount of damage both you and your allies can take on top of making your blocks more effective. The caveat here is that you must be wielding the shield for all these to work.

The sword’s damage scales primarily with Strength and a bit of Dexterity. So expanding these two abilities will certainly help harness the sword’s full viciousness.

It’s a pretty quick melee weapon which makes it perfect for those close battles. On the other hand, though, the damage is a bit limited, so there’s a lot of striking to do.

Also, the sword’s range is limited, so you might come up really short against an enemy with, say, a spear, not to mention the long cooldowns.

Name Perks Rarity Tier Gear Score
New World Bloodline Heir – Sword
Epic V 600
New World Break Beyond – Sword
Epic V 600
New World Briarmaw – Sword
Uncommon II 300
New World Brilliant Refraction – Sword
Legendary IV
New World Brinelash – Sword
Epic V 600
New World A Thousand Cuts – Sword
Epic IV
New World A Thousand Voices – Sword
Epic V 600
New World Balance of Time – Sword
Rare III
New World Blazing Reaver – Sword
Epic V 600
New World Bloodforged Longsword – Sword
Rare III 400
New World Arm of the Aggressor – Sword
Epic IV 500
New World Abomination’s Mandible – Sword
Epic V 600
New World Al’kazor – Sword
Legendary V 600
New World Anakor, Gaze of Serpents – Sword
Epic V 600
New World Aphedia – Sword
Epic IV 500
New World Steel Longsword – Sword
Common III 400
New World Primordial Sword – Sword
Uncommon V 600
New World Opportunistic Lost Siren’s Longsword of the Fighter – Sword
Uncommon V 600
New World Wood Longsword – Sword
Common I
New World Iron Longsword – Sword
Common II 300
New World Worn Longsword – Sword
Common II
New World Brash Outpost Sword of the Barbarian – Sword
Uncommon V 600
New World Opportunistic Invasion Sword of the Fighter – Sword
Uncommon V 600