The 3 Best Musket Builds in New World

More experienced players may be looking for a good Musket Build in New World. For those who know a little bit of history, you are well aware of the importance of the development of gunpowder for the history of warfare in our world. Noble knights in full armor and sharp swords were easily taken down by a person carrying a pistol or musket yards away and in complete safety. To the point that these knights became obsolete and firearms firing technology became the main form of combat in a war.

In New World, the story may not be exactly the same, as warriors are more resistant to your shots and can fight on equal terms with an armed man. But that does not mean that the Musket is a weapon to be underestimated. The Musket is one of 11 weapons available in New World. One of the main characteristics that the player who wants to specialize in using the musket is dexterity and intelligence. It is a powerful weapon that can help you level up quickly in PvP and solo. In this guide, we will discuss New World's Best Musket build.

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Musket Fundamentals

If you want to use the musket in New World as your primary weapon, it's easy to know that you can't get in the middle of hand-to-hand battle and will need to have good aim to hit your enemies. Unlike other MMORPGs, your bullets and arrows won't curve to hit enemies.

Also, shots at strategic locations like the head will do more damage. Shooting randomly just to get it right is not a good idea. If you're good at 3rd person shooters then maybe the musket is for you. Also remember that the Musket requires ammo and you won't find it on the ground. It is necessary to make it and have a good stock with you. Be prepared to spend some time at the forge creating your bullets. Here are some general tips for using the musket in New World:

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  • Musket in New World relies heavily on headshots or crowd control. Passives focus on headshots or difficult targets, so be aware of the tree you focus on.
  • The musket scales with the Dexterity attribute at a rate of 0,9x, although it is also linked to a secondary Intelligence attribute at 0,6x.
  • The light armor perfectly matches the musket. Extra mobility is crucial. You shouldn't take any damage anyway, so extra defense shouldn't be an issue unless you're using an aggressive melee weapon like the hatchet.

Musket Build in New World

The musket in New World is a wonderful choice if you want to improve your PvP rating, because of the high dexterity and intelligence required to use them, the musket has a big advantage over other weapons. When combined with light armor, your mobility improves, allowing you to dodge enemy attacks. This gives you good mobility in the field.

Musket strength and weaknesses


The first and most notable strength of the musket is its dexterity. It offers a wide range of attacks for ranged and melee combat, plus it can contain many buffs that increase the amount of damage done per shot, making it an excellent weapon for all situations and works equally well for PvE and PvP. If you want to stand out in New World, this is the way.


Along with the strengths, there are some weaknesses of the musket. It has certain flaws beyond its abilities that are listed here. The player's survivability doesn't measure up when it comes to musketry. However, it can be improved by investing in Constitution. Mobility and speed are compromised if any heavy armor is equipped. However, it works well with light armor.

secondary weapon

When using a musket, look for a secondary weapon that can attack your opponent from a distance. This will allow you to remain at a safe distance from the enemy, increasing your chances of survival as you will have low constitution and will wear light armor.

You have plenty of secondary weapon alternatives, but we prefer Rapiera because it fits the slot and does everything you need to. It also adds debuffs, making it an absolutely necessary weapon. Now, if you want to cause hell on earth, the Staff of Fire is also a good secondary weapon option that will deal an absurd amount of damage. Also, the hatchet in New World has already proven itself to be an excellent weapon.

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Attribute Distribution

As far as Attributes in New World are concerned, you should max Dexterity and should keep developing it until you reach 300. After dexterity, you should focus on strengthening your constitution as this will help you increase your ability to survival. The recommendation is:

  • Force: 5
  • Skill: 195
  • Focus: 5
  • Constitution: 25

How to Make Musket Ammo in New World

Although powerful, the musket in New World requires bullets or “cartridges” as ammunition to fire. In addition to relying on finding bullets in supply crates, you'll want to learn how to make them as quickly as possible. To make candy, you will need to go to the Workshop in any major city. Open your map by pressing the M key and locate the workshop icon. Bullets require the following materials to be manufactured:

  • 4 iron ingot
  • 1 linen
  • 1 gunpowder
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Collecting will be routine for you

how to create gunpowder

The most challenging ingredient among the three requirements is gunpowder. To make gunpowder in New World, you will need the following materials:

  • 5 charcoal
  • 2 flints
  • 1 saltpeter

Charcoal is made from wood cut in foundry. Flint are easily found on the coast and near shallow water. Saltpeter is found inside caves. After creating the gunpowder, you can start creating the cartridges. To make cartridges, you'll need 4 Iron Ingots (or any type of ingot for the level of bullet you're making), 1 Gunpowder and 1 Linen. Iron ingots are made from cast iron ore, which you can find by mining iron veins all over the world. Gunpowder is made in the Workshop, as seen in the previous step, and Linen is made on a loom using fiber.

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In New World, you can find fiber in the collection of hemp plants, which are found in forests and grasslands. Be sure to save your resources for this very complex recipe from the beginning of the game and always keep an eye out for the most critical resources: saltpeter, hemp and ore knots. You can see how to quickly increase your collection level with our guide to Best Collection Routes in New World

Best Musket / Rapiera Skills

Rapiera and Musket are, in short, a classic build for these weapons as they were historically used together. When gunpowder rendered the great and heavy armor of knights useless, heavy protection was replaced by lightness and mobility. in New World, the story is no different, as you'll cherish light armor and the dexterity to stay clear of combat and dodge the heavy big axes that will send you to the underworld in just a few hits.

Masters for the Musket

Musket tree
Musket Tree

The musket in New World has two skill trees. A detail of them is added below to give you a better idea of ​​how to build this build.

Sniper Tree

This tree focuses on attacking and significantly increases the amount of damage you inflict per shot. It is made up of three skills and you will need to focus on this tree if you want to get the most out of the Musket. The first two of these three skills are recommended.

explosive gunpowder– This skill is required if you choose musket build. This skill increases damage from attacks by 20% for nine seconds. Also overloads the musket, allowing it to deal 100% weapon damage.

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mighty shot– This skill helps somewhat by overloading the Musket, causing it to inflict massive weapon damage of up to 150%.

With these two in your arsenal, you'll be invincible and able to do significant damage. However, to support them, you must have the following passives: Critical Reload, Headshot and Increased Accuracy. All of this increases damage and provides buffs.


Impact Shot and Sticky Bomb are useful skills from the Trapper tree. Impact Shot deals 120 percent weapon damage when knocking the opponent down. A Sticky Bomb, on the other hand, deals 150% damage to all enemies within 3 yards.

Weakened Defenses, Agitation, Energy Blast and Tactical Reload are the passives that must be added to this skill tree to make the ideal Sniper skill tree combination. They are beneficial for PvE and PvP. You can upgrade the foil as a secondary weapon even further by equipping it with passives like Evasion and Arrow. Tondo is also useful for dealing extra damage.

Masters for Rapiera

rapier tree
Rapiera tree

As a secondary weapon, the rapier is a good choice. It is a good weapon for DPS and offers exceptional adaptability and mobility. It fits well with the Musket because it has similar dexterity and intelligence attributes to the Musket. As a result, they synchronize well. It provides two skill trees.

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You must choose Rally from the Grace skill set. As the name implies, this is a retribution, a counterattack. It deflects an attack and stuns the opponent for 1,5 seconds. Fleche can be used as a backup alternative. You can advance 10 meters to hit multiple enemies with it. It is especially useful when crossing rivers.


Tondo is the best Tree of Blood skill to use because it inflicts bleeding on the enemy. It has a range of five meters, so it can attack even from a long distance. It can deal 50 base damage and then produce three bleed stats for 12 seconds. Very good!

Best Musket/Fire Staff Skills

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Musket Skills

Dominate opponents from a distance with the Musket and Staff of Fire combo. Thanks to the gems, you'll be able to focus mainly on Intelligence to increase the damage of both weapons. As long as you can keep your distance from enemies, you'll deal an absurd amount of damage without too much effort.

Masters for the Musket

You will want to start each fight by setting a trap. This stops the target, allowing you to drop a Sticky Bomb and switch to your Fire Staff to cast some powerful area spells.

sticky bomb

An odd choice on the face of it, this bomb does excellent damage in a small area and slows down anyone you stick it on. Since you'll be playing this on trapped targets, anyone who survives her attack will have a hard time escaping the Staff.

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Gunpowder Burn

We are using this to inflict powerful Burn Damage per Turn on the target. Inflict this debuff whenever you can.

Traps and Blood Aroma

This is the star of the show. You can set two traps at the same time, each rooting a target in place for a short period of time. Any damage you deal to the trapped target will heal it, so focus all your attention on the trapped targets.

Best Masteries for the Staff of Fire

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Skills for the Staff of Fire

This tree is a little weird when compared to other FireStaff meta builds, but this combo lets you do some absurd damage to trapped targets. You also have a pretty high critical chance with your fire spells and have incredible mana sustain.

pillar of fire

Deals excellent damage in a small area and restores your mana. What more could you want?

Fire ball

The fireball deals massive damage against trapped targets, dealing high impact damage and good turn damage through the burning area.

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trail in flames

Use to reposition or deal damage to a restricted group of enemies. You can also substitute Burning Path for Incinerate if you need more damage and sources of burning.

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Best Musket/Axe Skills

It's no secret that the Ax is one of the strongest weapons in New World. But what if you pair that good weapon with a ranged weapon like the Musket? The result is one of the most reliable builds in New World, capable of taking down enemies from any distance with ease. Get into the fight with your ax or stay behind and land multiple headshots to slow down the enemy army.

Best Masters for the Musket

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Musket Skills

This build allows you to do some absurd damage from a distance, rooting targets before hitting five headshots. You'll need Sniper Stance, Gunpowder Burn and Traps. You open up a ranged combat with the Sniper Stance, place a Trap, and hit a Powder Burn. In general, you should learn active skills first and then prioritize passive ones based on your playing style.

sniper posture

Your next five shots reload much faster, allowing you to deliver an absurd DPS burst against a stationary target. Paralyze an enemy with your Trap skill, then unload your musket shells at them.

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Gunpowder Burn

When you can't trap and use Shooting Stance to kill something, use Gunpowder Burn to inflict a mighty fire on the target for a few seconds.


Use on a strong player or enemy to paralyze them to the ground. Any damage you deal to them is increased and heals you with the Scent of Blood passive, making this an insanely good skill.

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Hack Skills

If you've used the hatchet before, this tree shouldn't surprise you. You'll be going all out on the Berserker tree, using Berserk, Ferocious Leap and Furious Flurry to deal some mind-boggling damage.


Effectively a “I win” button in New World. It increases your damage, movement speed, heals and prevents you from being interrupted for 12 seconds. You can even use it out of combat to make your travels a little faster.

ferocious leap

This is your “hit or run” tool. You can use this to jump over enemies or to get rid of them. Try to hit a target in the back to stun them.

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furious flood

Deal an absurd amount of damage with this skill. Use Flurry on stunned targets (Feral Leap or Traps) for best results.

Game Updates and Weapon Changes

Musket received some general buffs in Update 1.1, mainly for the lesser used skills available. Here's a closer look at some of the changes and whether or not that makes the Musket more viable in the current Heavy Armor goal that still governs the game.

  • Musket damage has been increased by 2,5 percent. This is just a simple, basic increase that helps.
  • Sticky Bomb damage increased from 175% to 235%. This is a significant increase. Does that make the skill more viable? Well, it can be very good for AoE during wars and group PvP.
  • Blast Shot cooldown has been reduced to 15 seconds from the previous 18 seconds.
  • Mighty Shot cooldown has been reduced from 15 seconds to 12 seconds.
  • The Sniper Stance cooldown has been reduced to 18 seconds instead of the 20 seconds before. Now you too can get out of that posture, which is a big change. Just hit your sprint key, skill key or dodge key.

All in all, these are very good changes for Musket, but we're still not sure if it's viable in PvP. You have some variation with the abilities you use (it doesn't always have to be just Powershot now) and the ability to dodge the Sniper Stance is super useful. We'll be looking out for new builds coming up and updating accordingly.

Quick FAQ

How much does New World cost?

The game costs R$75,49

How Much Does New World Weigh?

Amazon recommends at least 50 GB free storage

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Can I login to Any Server?

Yes, but South American servers are recommended

Can I switch characters on servers?

Originally not, but due to overcrowding on some servers, Amazon will allow you to switch characters on different servers for a while.

I chose the wrong attributes, can I reset them?

Up to Level 19, you can reset your stats for free.

Can I reset my weapon's attributes?

Can reset for free up to Mastery level 10

How to Raise Gun Level Fast in New World?

PvP is the way to go if you want to increase your weapon mastery as quickly as possible.

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How to have two houses in New World?

Reach level 35 to gain space for a second house.

How to Level Up Fast in New World?

Defeat monsters along the way.
Accept the city's quests.
Accepting faction missions.
Increasing skills.
Before logging out, rest at a camp to earn bonuses.

Explore a New World

N is set in the mid-1600s, where players colonize a fictional land called Aeternum, created in the mold of British America, along the Atlantic Ocean. Players can mine resources, craft items, and fight with and against other players.

For thousands of years, the mysterious island of Aeternum was the source of fantastic legends – and now you've found it. Shipwrecked, without supplies or allies, you'll need to make your way into a dangerous world where the fundamental laws of life and death don't apply. Magic flows through Aeternum. Brings life: miraculous healing, reanimation of the dead and strange flora with magical properties. And that brings horror: the power to cause unspeakable destruction and the slow wear and tear of the soul through countless cycles of death and resurrection.

In such a land, your destiny is whatever you make of it.

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