Armoring is a Crafting Trade Skill in New World. Armoring allows for the crafting of Armor equipped in the head, chest, hands, legs and feet slots. Armorers can also craft Storage Bags to increase the player’s inventory space. Trade Skills are a variety of non-combat skills that the player can invest in and master. Trade Skills belonging to the Crafting category focus on creating a large variety of items ranging from Weapons and Consumables to ammunition and furniture.
Armoring is the Crafting skill focused on creating Armor by using resources and materials obtained from skills in the Gathering and Refining lines. A higher level in Armoring will allow players to create better, more powerful Armors, as well as improving the Gear Score range of craftable weapons.
Armoring can be performed at a Forge or Outfitting Station, depending on the type of armor and these stations can often be found in Settlements. Crafting stations have a Tier level which can be increased by taking on Town Projects. Note that each Armor piece has a tier level requirement in order to craft. This tier level corresponds to the crafting station’s tier level. If your settlement’s Forge or Outfitting Station level does not meet the requirement, you will need to either raise it or find another settlement with a station of a higher tier. Crafting Armor requires the player to be of the appropriate Armoring level as well. Leveling up in Armoring is a straightforward process. Players simply need to continuously craft armor raise their level in the skill. Collecting resources, however, is more involved and can prove more difficult.
Armoring Related Skills
Armoring is a skill that relies heavily on the following skills for resources and materials and as such, they are strongly recommended companion skills:
Note that materials for any Crafting skill can be obtained from other players as well by trading, so players can still be successful in Armoring even if they invest in other skills, but this requires playing the game’s economy system.
Armoring Armor Perks
While Crafting a piece of Armor, it has a small chance of gaining one or more Perks or an Empty Gem Socket. While these outcomes are random, players can use the special resource Azoth during the crafting process to improve the chances of getting perks, a socket or both. Additionally, there are a number of special materials that can be gathered in the world that, when used during the crafting process, can dictate what Perk is added to the armor. However, there are still no guarantees that a Perk or Gem Socket will indeed be added to the piece of equipment but the chance increases as the Crafting skill level increases.
Check the Perks page for a full list of possible armor perks and the resources needed to imbue them onto crafted weapons.
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