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Greataxe/Hatchet PvP Build New World

Greataxe/Hatchet 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 Greataxe Hatchet New World PvP Build! This build is intended for PvP of all kinds: open world PvP, duels, outpost rush and wars!

Greataxe and Hatchet is one of the strongest PvP weapon combinations in the game. These weapons together give you everything you need for success in PvP in New World: strong burst, the ability to chase down opponents, crowd control, self healing, CC immunity, a purge, and more! This build is extremely straightforward to pick up and play, and a guaranteed way to find success in PvP!

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 Barbarian Heavy Resilient Diamond Crafted/Overland/Faction Vendor
Chest Barbarian Heavy Resilient Diamond Crafted/Overland/Faction Vendor
Gloves Barbarian Heavy Resilient Diamond Crafted/Overland/Faction Vendor
Legs Barbarian Heavy Resilient Diamond Crafted/Overland/Faction Vendor
Boots Barbarian Heavy Resilient Diamond Crafted/Overland/Faction Vendor
Shield N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Ring Soldier Jewelry Hearty N/A Crafted/Overland/Faction Vendor
Amulet Sentry Jewelry Health N/A Crafted/Overland/Faction Vendor
Earring Sentry Jewelry Refreshing Toast N/A Crafted/Overland/Faction Vendor
Weapon 1 Knight Greataxe Enchanted Emerald Crafted/Overland/Faction Vendor
Weapon 2 Knight Hatchet Keenly Jagged Jasper Crafted/Overland/Faction Vendor

Gear Explanation

  • Equipment Load (Heavy): Heavy armor, in my opinion, is the best equipment load for the build. While light and medium armor give us nice damage/healing increases, as well as better dodges, the lack of range on this build means you’ll need to be tanking damage from opponents. Plus, there’s enough mobility built into your weapon kit that you’re able to use it for mobility as opposed to dodging around. You still have plenty of damage output in heavy, and the extra defenses are from this armor load are worth it.
  • 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: For PvP, Resilient tends to be one of the best perks to give you a ton of critical damage resistance, to help prevent you from being bursted down. For jewelry, Health tends to be the best Amulet Perk to help pad your max HP. Refreshing Toast is used for our Earring Perk, to allow us to use our potions much more frequently, thus increasing our HP/MP sustain by a ton. Finally, we go with Hearty on Light/Heavy setups to help give us more max stamina to work with, while we use Keen Awareness on medium builds for more crit chance (where the extra stamina is less needed). Weapon perks are chosen to help augment our build’s strengths!
  • Gems: For this setup, we use 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 Greataxe, while the Jasper is used to help us turn the tide against our opponents while on our Hatchet, giving us a boost to damage after receiving damage.


All points into Strength.

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

  • One of the great things about Greataxe/Hatchet is the chase capability and lockdown this weapon combo has. With your greataxe, your goal is to stay up on your opponents, using Reap to pull them in and deal damage, Charge to stay up on them if they try to run, or Gravity Well for when you want to vacuum your opponent(s) into one area and go for a burst. This weapons light attacks hit hard, so weave them in as you’re locking down your opponent.
  • The Hatchet offers a lot of self healing, CC immunity, and even a cheat death effect. Utilize Berserk to break yourself out of crowd control, heal yourself, increase your damage and make yourself uninterruptible (since it has so many effects, use it as the situation calls for it). Once you’re buffed with Berserk, use Infected Throw to apply Disease & Weaken to your opponents, followed up by Feral Rush to get on top of your opponent.
  • 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
1/1/2022 – Perks added!