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New World: Tracking & Skinning Guide

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New World: Tracking & Skinning Guide
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A gathering skill that will help you hunt down Leather and other key resources, here's all you need to know about Tracking & Skinning in Amazon's New World.

New World: Tracking & Skinning Guide

Tracking & Skinning is one of the Gathering Skills in Amazon's new MMO, New World.

It will help you seek out and obtain key resources that you can turn into Leather and other refined products, and requires you to equip a Skinning Knife.

With plenty of wildlife in Aeternum, you shouldn't find yourself short when levelling your Crafting skills!

Is Tracking & Skinning for me?

If you're looking to increase your level in Leatherworking, Cooking or Armoring, then you're going to need resources refined from Animal Hides. As well as being a bit of a money-spinner, you'll also gain experience while levelling Tracking & Skinning.

To skin a creature you've killed, press the interaction key (default E) when next to the corpse. Be mindful to have a Skinning Knife equipped, and make sure it isn't broken.

If you're running a build that requires Dexterity, you'll get bonuses to your Skinning ability. You'll get this for every 50 points you have in the stat.

  • 50 Dexterity: +10 skinning speed
  • 100 Dexterity: + 20% haste for 3 seconds after skinning
  • 150 Dexterity: -10% decrease in weight of skinned items
  • 200 Dexterity: +10% skinning speed
  • 250 Dexterity: +10% yield when skinning

Tip

If you're playing a class that uses projectiles such as Bow or Musket, don't bother wasting ammo on turkeys or rabbits.

Use a melee weapon instead -- your purse will thank you later!

Adding Bonuses to Tracking & Skinning

Via Crafting Perks

You can use the following special resources when crafting to add perks to your Skinning Knife:

Steel Skinners Charm

Tanner's Discipline

Gain 9.4% more Skinning experience.

Starmetal Skinners Charm

Skinning Luck

Gain 9.3% chance of finding rare items when Skinning.

Orichalcum Skinners Charm

Skinning Yield

Gain 19% more resources when Skinning.

Via Trophies

Displaying Trophies within your home add more bonuses to your adventures in Aeternum.

These are the three that are relevant for Skinning:

Minor Skinning Gathering Trophy

Requires Furnishing Level 75.

Grants a small bonus when using the Skinning Knife in the wild.

Only works when Trophy is displayed in your home.

Basic Skinning Gathering Trophy

Requires Furnishing Level 150.

Grants a medium bonus when using the Skinning Knife in the wild.

Only works when Trophy is displayed in your home.

Major Skinning Gathering Trophy

Requires Furnishing Level 200.

Grants a large bonus when using the Skinning Knife in the wild.

Only works when Trophy is displayed in your home.

Via Cooking

While not an upgrade for the Skinning Knife exactly, certain food will grant a bonus to your results when skinning creatures.

Roasted Carrots and Herb-Roasted Carrots increase Skinning luck, and they won't set you back too much in terms of resources.

Roasted Carrots (T1)

Increases your luck when Skinning by 1000 points for 20 minutes.

Recipe

○ x1 Carrot
○ x1 Honey
○ x1 Nutmeg

Requires Cooking Skill Lv. 9

Roasted carrots with herbs

Increases your luck when Skinning by 1400 points for 25 minutes.

Recipe

○ x1 Carrot
○ x1 Water
○ x1 Garlic
○ x1 Peppercorn

Requires Cooking Skill Lv. 19

To find spices such as Garlic and Nutmeg quicker, check out our guide to herbs and spices.

Carrots are found in several territories, but are most plentiful in Windsward, around Wilette's Homestead.

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Through Engineering

Finally, you can use Proficiency Boosters. These consumables add percentage modifiers to the amount of resources you gain when using a gathering tool.

Weak Proficiency Booster

Increases the amount of resources gathered with a tool by 5% for 10 minutes.

Requires Lv. 5 to be consumed.

Recipe

○ x1 Air Mote
○ x1 Soul Mote
○ x1 Water

Requires Engineering Skill Lv. 20 and Workshop Tier 2.

Common Proficiency Booster

Increases the amount of resources gathered with a tool by 7% for 15 minutes.

Requires Lv. 20 to be consumed.

Recipe

○ x1 Air Wisp
○ x1 Soul Wisp
○ x1 Water

Requires Engineering Skill Lv. 70 and Workshop Tier 3.

Strong Proficiency Booster

Increases the amount of resources gathered with a tool by 10% for 20 minutes.

Requires Lv. 40 to be consumed.

Recipe

○ x1 Air Essence
○ x1 Soul Essence
○ x1 Water

Requires Engineering Skill Lv. 120 and Workshop Tier 4.

Powerful Proficiency Booster

Increases the amount of resources gathered with a tool by 15% for 30 minutes.

Requires Lv. 60 to be consumed.

Recipe

○ x1 Air Quintessence
○ x1 Soul Quintessence
○ x1 Azoth Water

Requires Engineering Skill Lv. 170 and Workshop Tier 5.

Tracking & Skinning Resources

It's important to keep hold of anything you gather while Skinning, as they are either needed for levelling up Crafting skills, or refined into further key resources.

NOTE: Some items can only be obtained from a particular creature, such as the Alligator (Alligator Scales, Alligator Hide). In addition, some creatures require a minimum Skinning level.

Resources Available

Meat
(Poultry, Red Meat, Pork,

Game Meat, Venison, etc.)

Boar, Wolf, Bear, Rabbit etc.

Feathers

Turkey, Turkey Nest

Animal Hides
(Rawhide, Thick Hide, Iron Hide)

All skinnable animals

Eggs

Turkey, Turkey Nest

Special Resources

All mammals

Skinnable Creatures

It's important to increase your Skinning skill as much as possible, as certain creatures will require a minimum level if you're to harvest their bounty.

In addition, when you reach certain level milestones, you'll gain the ability to see nearby creatures next to the compass at the top of the screen.

The Tracking milestones are:

Small Prey

Skill Lv. 25

Rabbits

Turkeys

Peacocks

Hares

Medium Prey

Skill Lv. 50

Pigs

Boars

Cows

Goats

Sheep

Large Prey

Skill Lv. 75

Bison

Elk

Small Predator

Skill Lv. 125

Wolves

Lynx

Pumas

Lions

Leopards

Tigers

Large Predator

Skill Lv. 175

Bears

Alligators

Wildlife Locations

There are a few interactive maps that have sprung up online that can help you locate the various animals in New World. Make sure you consult them when hunting that particular resource!

  • newworld-map.com
  • New World MapGenie
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