New World: Best Fire Staff Build

New World brings a lot of weapons to the table that work and level up very differently, and determine which kind of approach your character will have in combat, whether is PVP or PvE. Today we’re gonna talk about the Fire Staff, a magic weapon that lets you control flames in many ways.

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New World character wielding a Fire Staff
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Fire Staff - Mastery Tree

For the Fire Staff you don’t have to follow a specific Mastery Tree, instead, you can rely on the skills Fireball, Incinerate, and Burnout, and build the rest of passive skills upon that. Both Fireball and Incinerate provide offensive tools with the latter adding some crowd control, and Burnout will keep you mobile enough to be comfortable on the battlefield.

Fire Staff - Attributes and Stat Focus

The Fire Staff is a magic weapon that scales with Intelligence. While this is your main priority to invest points in, you also must keep in mind what kind of weapon you want to use as an alternative. It’s recommended to pair the Fire Staff with weapons like the Rapier, which scales with both Intelligence and Dexterity, or the Ice Gauntlet for a more defensive approach on the magic side. Last but not least, don’t forget to invest at least a bit in Constitution so you’re not that weak in combat, and you should be fine.

In synthesis, your focus should be:

  • Intelligence
  • Dexterity (only if paired with Rapier)
  • Constitution (at least 100 points)
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Fire Staff Mastery Menu
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Fire Staff - Recommended Gear

For a Fire Staff setup, it’s recommendable to use Light Armor, or Medium if you want to use a non-magic weapon as a secondary, like the Rapier. Since you will be focusing on Intelligence more than anything else, you will inevitably be a glass cannon in most circumstances, so if you wanna go full magic-user, then the Light Armor will provide the boost in damage you need so you can obliterate your foes before they get to you.

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Fire Staff - Gems and Perks

In terms of Gems and Perks, you can always go for the ones that suit you better, but if you're looking for advice, our recommendations cover some damage absorption gems that can provide bonuses on damage, and perks that go along with the focused skills on this build.

Recommended Gems

  • Diamond - Deals more damage while at full health, and also provides Elemental and Physical Damage Absorption.
  • Emerald - Deals more damage while the enemy is at less than 30% health, and also provides Elemental and Physical Damage Absorption.
  • Opal - Deals more damage while your stamina bar is not full, and also provides Elemental Damage Absorption.
  • Malachite - Deal more damage at crowd-controlled enemies, and also provide Elemental and Physical Damage Absorption.
  • Amber - A portion of your damage is converted to nature damage, and also provides Elemental Damage Absorption.
  • Amethyst - A portion of your damage is converted to void damage, and also provides Elemental Damage Absorption.
  • Aquamarine - A portion of your damage is converted to ice damage, and also provides Elemental Damage Absorption.
  • Ruby - A portion of your damage is converted to fire damage, and also provides Elemental Damage Absorption.
  • Saphire - A portion of your damage is converted to arcane damage, and also provides Elemental Damage Absorption.
  • Topaz - A portion of your damage is converted to lightning damage, and also provides Elemental Damage Absorption.
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Recommended Perks

  • Efficient Burnout - Mana regen rate increased by 10-37% for 8 seconds after using Burnout.
  • Empowering Fireball - Fireball impact deals 5-31% additional damage.
  • Siphoning Incinerate - Restore 2-9.3 mana per hit with Incinerate. (3 hits max.)
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And that's it, now you know everything you need to fish in New World! While you're here, you can also check our useful guides on every Animal, Mineral, and Fungi Locations!