Ice Gauntlet/Fire Staff PvP Build New World
Build Written By: Dottz Gaming – PC NA
Role: Damage Dealer
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Welcome to DottzGaming.com’s Ice Gauntlet Fire Staff New World PvP Build! This build is intended for PvP of all kinds: open world PvP, duels, outpost rush and wars!
Ice Gauntlet and Fire Staff is an extremely potent combination, giving you the offensive firepower of the fire staff with the fantastic control of the ice gauntlet. The issue though that this weapon combination has is managing mana. This build definitely wont feel the strongest as you’re leveling, due to the fact that its reliant on having a ton of passives from the weapon skill lines, as well as several intelligence perks that all help with mana management. However, once these perks are acquired and you’re armed with some good mana potions, this is an extremely deadly combo that can slow and burst down tons of enemies simultaneously!
Keep in mind that PvP builds are very personal. This is what worked for ME. If you don’t like something about it, change it to fit your playstyle.
|Weapon 1||Druid||Ice Gauntlet||TBD||Malachite||Crafted/Overland/Faction Vendor|
|Weapon 2||Druid||Fire Staff||TBD||Emerald||Crafted/Overland/Faction Vendor|
- Equipment Load (Medium): Medium armor, in my opinion, is the best equipment load for the build. This gives us the best of all worlds, giving us a decent amount of armor, a solid dodge (which we get 3 of), a 10% damage and healing boost as well as a 10% duration increase to our crowd control skills.
- Name/Set: We run a combination of set types in order to help us hit the maximum intelligence perk (300) without too much overflow, since the scaling dramatically drops after that point. When no extra intelligence is needed, health is prioritized to help boost our defensive capabilities. You can mix and match the sets as you want, as long as your intelligence is as close to 300 as it can be with everything else in constitution.
- Perks: Since New World is still a new game and players are still in the process of reaching level 60, it’s still a bit challenging to worry about perfect perk optimization. Once more players are reaching end-game and acquiring max level gear, this column in the chart will be updated with the optimal perks for the build!
- Gems: For this setup, we went for a mixture of Malachite and Diamond gems in the armor. This will give us boosts physical damage reduction and elemental damage absorption, giving us a good spread of damage reduction for both magical and physical weapons. Malachite is used to increase damage against targets we CC with our ice gauntlet, while the Emerald is used to help us execute opponents on our fire staff bar.
All points into Intelligence.
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- Health Potion
- Regeneration Potion
- Health Regeneration Food
- Mana Potion
Rotation & Tips
- From ranged, you want to open with Ice Storm to slow opponents. Opening with this takes advantage of the Storm Summoner passive and gets our gem proc’d. From there, use Ice Shower to root your opponents in the Ice Storm.
- When you swap to your fire staff, your goal is to open with Pillar of Fire and Fireball, and then start hitting your opponent with light attacks to stack burning. You can use Burn Out to move through your opponent, deal damage and apply more burning.
- Burn Out can also be used to kite towards or away from your opponent. Use it in different ways as the situation calls for it!
- Entomb is a very flexible skill and can be used in a lot of different ways. Use it to block incoming damage when your opponent is going for a burst, use it to regenerate mana or use it to avoid certain skills/CC you might not want to be struck by.
- As you start taking damage, use your regeneration potion. This will help keep your health topped off.
- When you take a big burst of damage, use your health potion to help recover!
- If you are in a desperate need for health and your potions are on cooldown, get some distance from your opponent and eat food. As long as you dont take damage, your health will quickly regenerate. Once your health gets to a respectable amount or a potion comes off of cooldown, feel free to re-enter the fight!
- When your mana gets low, use your mana potion!
If you have any questions about the build, join our discord server and ask @Dottz about the build!
10/21/2021 – Build created