22 Sep 2021 3:24 PM +00:00

New World Professions Perk List: Every Profession Perk and What They Do

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If you're looking to take your professional game in New World to the next level, there's no better place to look than perks. Profession perks are key for making your gathering, processing, and crafting as efficient and rewarding as possible. Not only can they streamline the profession process, they can also boost the rewards you receive and considerably cut down on downtime.

This guide, which covers every profession perk in the game, will feature everything you need when looking to fine tune your particular craft. It includes a rundown on every profession perk in the game, what they do, and what gear you can find them on.

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What Are Profession Perks?

A profession perk provides a small bonus to the efficiency of your chosen profession, and can be found on equipment that's of uncommon rarity or higher. This can come in the form of an increase of yield or quality of gathered and created items. Even a single perk can make a big difference to the ease in which you work your craft, but a full set of dedicated profession perks can transform you into a true master at whichever trade you choose to focus on.

Profession Perks can be found randomly on tools and armour you find or craft. A tool with the perfect perks can be hard to find, so you may have to invest some time and / or money to get your hands on one you want.

Below we'll list out every profession perk you can find in New World, split into appropriate categories based on which skill they affect or their general purpose. We'll use the following format to convey important information about the perks:

  • Perk Name: Brief description of what it does. What equipment it can be found on.

Arcanist Perks

  • Alchemist's Burden: Reduces the weight of alchemy reagents, potions, and sickles. Found on bags.
  • Arcanist Expertise: Raises the quality of arcanist crafted items. Found on armours.
  • Arcanist Mastery: Raises the minimum quality threshold of crafted arcanist items. Found on earrings.
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Armourer Perks

  • Armourer Expertise: Raises the quality of armourer crafted items. Found on armour.
  • Armourer Mastery: Raises the minimum quality threshold of crafted armourer items. Found on earrings.
  • Quartermaster's Burden: Reduces the weight of armour. Found on bags.
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Azoth Farming Perks

Azoth is an incredibly important resource in New World, and these perks help you gain a little bit more of it as you play.

  • Azoth Attuned: Gain an additional small amount of Azoth when you acquire any. Found on bags.
  • Azoth Extraction: Adds a significant chance to gain Azoth when you finish a gathering node. Found on tools.
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Cooking Perks

  • Cooking Expertise: Raises the chance of creating additional food items when crafting. Found on armour.
  • Cooking Mastery: Gain a chance to craft additional food when cooking. Found on earrings.
  • Gourmand's burden: Reduces the weight of both raw and cooked food. Found on bags
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Engineer Perks

  • Engineer Expertise: Raises the quality of engineer crafted items. Found on armour.
  • Engineer Mastery: Raises the minimum quality threshold of crafted engineer items. Found on earrings.

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Fishing Perks

  • Daytime Colossus: Increases chance to catch bigger fish during the day. Found on fishing poles.
  • Fishing Colossus: Increases chance to catch bigger fish. Found on armour.
  • Fishing Reach: Increases cast distance. Found on armour.
  • Freshwaters Brawn: Increases line strength in freshwater. Found on fishing poles.
  • Freshwater Colossus: Increases chance to catch bigger fish in freshwater. Found on fishing poles.
  • Lucky Day: Increases chance to catch better fish during the day. Found on fishing poles.
  • Lucky Night: Increases chance to catch better fish during the night. Found on fishing poles.
  • Lucky Waters: Increases chance to catch better fish. Found on armour.
  • Moon's Reach: Increases cast distance during the night. Found on fishing poles.
  • Nighttime Colossus: Increases chance to catch bigger fish during the night. Found on fishing poles.
  • Saltwaters Brawn: Increases line strength in saltwater. Found on fishing poles.
  • Saltwater Colossus: Increases chance to catch bigger fish in saltwater. Found on fishing poles.
  • Sturdy: Increases durability. Found on fishing poles.
  • Sun's Reach: Increases cast distance during the day. Found on fishing poles.
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Harvesting Perks

  • Adored Harvesting Luck: Increases chance to find rare items while harvesting. Found on amulets.
  • Harvester's Burden: Reduces the weight of plants and sickles. Found on bags.
  • Harvesting Luck: Increases chance to find rare items while harvesting. Found on sickles.
  • Harvesting Yield: Increases yield from harvesting. Found on sickles.
  • Horticulture Discipline: Increases experience gained from harvesting. Found on sickles.
  • Reinforced Harvesting Luck: Increases chance to find rare items while harvesting. Found on armour.
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Jewelcrafter Perks

  • Jewelcrafter Expertise: Raises the quality of jewelcrafter crafted items. Found on armour.
  • Jewelcrafter Mastery: Raises the minimum quality threshold of crafted jewelcrafter items. Found on earrings.

Leatherworking Perks

  • Leatherworking Accumulation: Increases yield when leatherworking. Found on armour.
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Logging Perks

  • Adored Logging Luck: Increases chance to find rare items while logging. Found on amulets.
  • Logging Luck: Increases chance to find rare items while logging. Found on logging axes.
  • Logging Yield: Increases yield from logging. Found on logging axes.
  • Lumberjack's Burden: Reduces the weight of wood, timber, and logging axes. Found on bags.
  • Lumberjack's Discipline: Increases experience gained from logging. Found on logging axes.
  • Reinforced Logging Luck: Increases chance to find rare items while logging. Found on armour.
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Mining Perks

  • Adored Mining Luck: Increases chance to find rare items while mining. Found on amulets.
  • Mining Luck : Increases chance to find rare items while mining. Found on pickaxes.
  • Mining Yield: Increases yield from mining. Found on pickaxes.
  • Prospector's burden: Reduces the weight of ores, ingots, and pickaxes. Found on bags
  • Prospectors Discipline: Increases experience gained from mining. Found on pickaxes.
  • Reinforced Mining Luck: Increases chance to find rare items while mining. Found on armour.
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Skinning Perks

  • Adored Skinning Luck: Increases chance to find rare items while skinning. Found on amulets.
  • Reinforced Skinning Luck: Increases chance to find rare items while skinning. Found on armour.
  • Skinning Luck: Increases chance to find rare items while skinning. Found on skinning knives.
  • Skinning Yield: Increases yield from skinning. Found on skinning knives.
  • Tanner's Burden: Reduces the weight of rawhide, leather and skinning knives. Found on bags
  • Tanner's Discipline: Increases experience gained from skinning. Found on skinning knives.
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Smelting Perks

  • Smelting Accumulation: Increases yield when smelting. Found on armour.

Stonecutting Perks

  • Stonecutting Accumulation: Increases yield when stonecutting. Found on armour.
  • Quarryman's Burden: Reduces the weight of stone, blocks, gems, and pickaxes. Found on bags
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Weaponsmith Perks

  • Mercenary's burden: Reduces the weight of weapons and ammunition. Found on bags.
  • Weaponsmith Expertise: Raises the quality of weaponsmith crafted items. Found on armour.
  • Weaponsmith Mastery: Raises the minimum quality threshold of crafted weaponsmith items. Found on earrings.
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Weaving Perks

  • Weaver's Burden: Reduces the weight of stone, blocks, gems, and pickaxes. Found on bags.
  • Weaving Accumulation: Increases yield when weaving. Found on armour.
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Woodworking Perks

  • Woodworking Accumulation: Increases yield when woodworking. Found on armour.

General Profession Perks

These perks can be helpful across every profession.

  • Gathering Alacrity: Gain a burst of haste once you finish gathering from a node. Found on tools.
  • Extra Pockets: Increases the amount of weight you can carry. Found on bags.
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That concludes our New World profession perk list! With knowledge of these you should be able to make the most out of your time away from the battlefield, and receive greater rewards in the form of better gear, food, or decorations. If you'd like to see how perks can help you in a fight, be sure to take a look at our damage perks guide, defensive perks guide, and weapon perks guides.