In New World, armor plays not only an aesthetic role, its main task is to give protection and various bonuses to its owner. All the equipment in the game has different qualities, perks, gem slots. Not only the resistance to various types of damage depends on it, but also the mobility of your character. Let’s discover what type of armor to choose for your character.
The rarity of the armor affects the quality of the item. There are 5 types of rarity: Common, Uncommon, Rare, Epic, and Legendary. The higher the rarity, the more features an item can have. There are several ways to obtain armor in New World: you can loot enemies, complete quests, craft or buy new world gold to get any equipment you want.
The weight of armor is an important characteristic in the game cause it determines the mobility of your character. There are 3 weight categories, which you can mix:
Light: makes your character very fast;
Medium: offers medium protection and a normal movement speed;
Heavy: lowers your mobility but gives you higher chances to stay alive.
Physical vs Elemental Armor
Each piece of armor has two important indicators: Physical Resistance and Elemental Resistance. Moreover, the heavier the item, the greater these indicators.
Physical resistance is a parameter that affects the protective indicators of physical damage received from melee and ranged weapons, as well as from their skills. The higher the indicator, the more physical damage from the enemy will be absorbed.
Elemental resistance is a parameter that affects the protective indicators of the received damage from magic weapons and skills. The higher the indicator, the more elemental damage from the enemy will be absorbed. Some melee and ranged weapons can also have elemental damage.
You probably know that all equipment and weapons do not last forever – each item has its durability scale. You farm mobs every day, which means your equipment loses its durability, and sooner or later it will have to be repaired. If this is not done, you will not be able to use it.
To repair items, you must have a special resource called Repair Parts. This resource is unique in that you cannot buy or find it in the world of Aeternum. There is only one option – leave the armor and weapons that you don’t need. Experienced players are advised to save as many pieces of equipment as possible that you find while traveling. You will have to repair your equipment quite often and for this, you will need a lot of Repair Parts.