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Sword/Warhammer PvP Build New World

Sword/Warhammer PvP Build New World

Build Written By: Dottz Gaming – PC NA

Role: Damage Dealer

Purpose: PvP

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Setup
    1. Gear
    2. Attributes
    3. Skill Tree
    4. Consumables
  3. Rotation & Tips
  4. Contact Info
  5. Update Log


Welcome to DottzGaming.com’s Sword Warhammer New World PvP Build! This build is intended for PvP of all kinds: open world PvP, duels, outpost rush and wars!

The Sword Hatchet build is a bruiser pvp build, utilizing the Sword and Warhammer for two tanky weapon bars. With the way this build is setup, both the Warhammer and the Sword and Shield are used for high amounts of crowd control and defensive mitigation. If you’re looking for a true PvP tank style setup, this will serve you well!

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.



Gear Loadout
Gear Slot Name/Stats Weight Perk Gem Acquisition
Head Sentry Heavy TBD Diamond Crafted/Overland/Faction Vendor
Chest Sentry Heavy TBD Diamond Crafted/Overland/Faction Vendor
Gloves Sentry Heavy TBD Diamond Crafted/Overland/Faction Vendor
Legs Sentry Heavy TBD Malachite Crafted/Overland/Faction Vendor
Boots Sentry Heavy TBD Malachite Crafted/Overland/Faction Vendor
Shield Soldier Round TBD N/A Crafted/Overland/Faction Vendor
Ring Soldier Jewelry TBD N/A Crafted/Overland/Faction Vendor
Amulet Soldier Jewelry TBD N/A Crafted/Overland/Faction Vendor
Earring Soldier Jewelry TBD N/A Crafted/Overland/Faction Vendor
Weapon 1 Soldier Sword TBD Jasper Crafted/Overland/Faction Vendor
Weapon 2 Soldier Hatchet TBD Emerald Crafted/Overland/Faction Vendor

Gear Explanation

  • Equipment Load (Heavy): Heavy armor, in my opinion, is the best equipment load for the build. While typically I don’t use heavy armor, builds like this are an exception. Heavy armor helps the sword and shield a lot, giving us block stability to allow us to block longer. We also get 20% increased duration on crowd control, allowing us to lock down our opponents for a long time. We also get a ton of tankiness from being in heavy, giving this build a nice bruiser style!
  • Name/Set: We run a combination of set types in order to help us hit the maximum strength perk (300) without too much overflow, since the scaling dramatically drops after that point. When no extra strength 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 strength 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. Emerald is used for extra execute damage on our Warhammer, while the Jasper is used to help us turn the tide against our opponents while on our Sword and shield bar, giving us a boost to damage after receiving damage.


  • Constitution: 190
  • Strength: 5

Skill Tree

NOTE: Click here to view the skill tree calculator.


  • Health Potion
  • Regeneration Potion
  • Health Regeneration Food
  • Flex – the choice is up to you!

Rotation & Tips

  • The sword bar on this build is our primary defensive bar, and offers us a ton of crowd control and defensive capability. Use Leaping Strike to gap close to your opponent, and then Shield Bash to stun opponents before swapping to your Hatchet bar. If you’re worried about taking a ton of damage, use Defiant Stance and block! You’ll be looking to prioritize blocking over dodging in this build.
  • The Warhammer offers a ton of defensive capability and crowd control. Open up with Shockwave to stun your opponent, follow it up with Path of Destiny to hit your opponent with some big burst and stagger them, followed by Clear Out to knock them back. Use heavy attacks on the warhammer to gain empower and grit, giving your increased damage and damage reduction!
  • 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!


If you have any questions about the build, join our discord server and ask @Dottz about the build!

Update Log

10/21/2021 – Build created