13 Oct 2021 2:39 PM +00:00 UTC

New World: Best Ice Gauntlet Build

New World brings many weapons into the battlefield for you to play with, either magical, physical or even non-violent, which will obviously affect the path that your character will walk through. Today we’re gonna talk about the Ice Gauntlet, a magic weapon that lets you control ice in many defensive ways and slow down your enemies in the heat of battle.

New World character wielding an Ice Gauntlet
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Ice Gauntlet - Mastery Tree

For this Ice Gauntlet approach, you must go for the skills Ice Storm, Ice Shower, and Entombed, and build the passives according to that. Ice Storm and Ice Shower will act as your main attack tools and it's worth noting they add great crowd control measures, which only get better with passives like Heavy Freeze, a skill that helps foes freeze in place while you use them. Then the remaining skill, Entombed, will keep you completely safe from harm enough time to recover yourself until you’re comfortable to go back to the battlefield.

Ice Gauntlet - Attributes and Stat Focus

This is a magic weapon that scales with Intelligence, and while this is your first stat to focus on, you also must keep in mind what kind of weapon you want to use in the secondary slot, and investing a fair amount of points in Constitution to get some sustain, since you'll be weak in most cases. The recommended choices to pair the Ice Gauntlet with are fast melee weapons like the Rapier, which scales with both Intelligence and Dexterity, or aim for the Fire Staff if you're looking to rely solely on the magic side of combat.

In synthesis, your focus should be:

  • Intelligence
  • Dexterity (only if paired with Rapier)
  • Constitution (at least 50 points)
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Ice Gauntlet Mastery Menu
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Ice Gauntlet - Recommended Gear

For an Ice Gauntlet setup, it’s recommendable to use Light Armor most of the time, since you will inevitably be a glass cannon in most circumstances and this weapon has enough ways to keep you safe from harm, so you can only benefit from those dodge and offensive bonuses. Alternatively, you can also go for Medium Armor if you want to use a non-magic weapon as a secondary, like the Rapier.

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Ice Gauntlet - Gems and Perks

The Gems we're recommending here are the usual suspects that let you get damage conversion to other elements and have added Damage Absorption. And about the Perks, you must always go for the ones that complement the three specific focused skills on this build we discussed before.

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

  • Healing Tomb - Gain 10% Health after exiting Entomb with full mana.
  • Unending Thaw - Frost effects remain on enemies for 2 seconds after exiting Ice Storm.
  • Iced Refresh - Reduce all Ice cooldowns on a killing blow by 75%.
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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!