New World allows players to equip two types of weapon, each with its own Mastery tree and skills.
In this guide, we walk you through all you need to know about the magical Fire Staff weapon.
How to get a Fire Staff
In New World, there are various ways to obtain a Fire Staff.
- Dropped by mobs or found in crates
- Purchased through the it in the Trading Post
- Crafted by Arcanists
Which weapon to pair with the Fire Staff
Being an Intelligence-based weapon, there are only a few choices for secondary weapon that don't involve hedging your stat points between two different categories.
One of these weapons has perfect synergy with the Fire Staff, while another will allow you to apply bleeds as well as the DoT of the staff.
The synergy between the Fire Staff and the Ice Gauntlet is perfect, even on the application of DoTs. The Gauntlet's Entombed will allow you to fill up on mana at a lower cost.
We'd recommend these skills for the Ice Gauntlet:
Thanks to the Rapier's ability to also draw from Intelligence it combines well with the Fire Staff -- particularly when you focus on the Blood tree.
Add bleeds, add burns, and watch your enemies just melt away.
We'd recommend these skills:
The best build for the Fire Staff
Our guide focuses on builds that offer ideal balance between the PvE and PvP sides of the game.
It is intended for players who don't wish to waste resources when it comes to allocating skill points.
Upgrade this skill twice.
Fire off a heavy fireball that deals 140% weapon damage on impact and leave a 3m burning field that lasts 6s. The burning field dealing 10% weapon damage each second. Costs 25 Mana.
○ Scorched Earth: Fireball's burning field persists for 9s.
○ Catch: Direct hits with Fireball give you 10% of your max mana and reduces your Fire Staff cooldowns by 7%.
Upgrade this skill three times.
Cause a fiery explosion dealing 130% weapon damage and pushes back all enemies 3m. Catches enemies on fire dealing 3% weapon damage each second for 6s. Costs 22 Mana.
○ Scorched: Each hit of Incinerate causes an additional stack of burning.
○ Cauterize Wounds: Restore 20% of Incinerate damage dealt as health.
○ Flame Out!: Incinerate hits twice.
Upgrade this skill three times.
Create a jet of flame from the tip of staff dealing 34% weapon damage each second. Each hit catches enemies on fire dealing 3% weapon damage each second for 6s. Costs 5 Mana per second.
○ Fire's Reach: Increase the range of Flamethrower by 50%.
○ Infernal Flames: Increase the base damage of Flamethrower by 25%.
○ Pyro Dancer: Flamethrower has no cooldown.
Passive Tree Build
Heavy Attacks restore 5% of your max mana on hit.
While above 50% mana: you gain 10% Empower. (Empower increases damage.)
When you get a Critical hit with the Fire Staff, cause burning, dealing 3% weapon damage each second for 6s.
Your abilities gain an extra 15% chance to critical strike.
Heavy Attacks no longer consume mana.
While holding a Fire Staff, your critical strike damage is increased by 20%.
While holding a Fire Staff and below 50% max health: damage is increased by 20%.
Burning lasts 20% longer.
Why did we choose this build?
Whether for PvP or PvE, this build is a bit off-road and more centred around damage over time. You'll have mana sustain when using heavy attacks, and skills have been optimized for maximum burn effect.
Ultimately, this class is quite simple to play. You won't need to rely on dodging and parrying, like with the Rapier as a main weapon. You'll have some distance with the FlameThrower ability, and when things get tough you can switch to the Ice Gauntlet or Rapier for more control.
Stat Point Allocation
Intelligence is your primary source of damage, whether with the Flame Staff or your secondary weapon, so it's natural to allocate the main chunk of our points into that stat.
However, you also need a decent amount of mana for your spellslinging, so a sizeable amount needs to go into your Focus stat.
Reaching 200 points in Intelligence will grant you a bonus of +10 mana regen after a dodge, so that's something to bear in mind for down the line.
Equipment needs to focus on three stats -- Focus, Constitution and Intelligence. Naturally you need Constitution for survivability, and Focus for the mana. Intelligence adds a nice little bonus to damage.
When socketing your gear, you'll also want to focus on Intelligence gems to ramp up damage even further.
How to level up the Fire Staff
Levelling up equipment is pretty easy in New World -- the more you use the weapon, the more experience it will gain.
Be mindful that the weapon doesn't gain experience if you don't use it, so even if you bring it out for a single hit, you'll benefit from the XP.