What is New World Weapon Scaling?
Classless combat has its perks. New World will employ a classless combat system, meaning you won’t have to spend hours at the beginning of the game choosing which combat style to commit to. The downside to this is something called weapon scaling. This is the system that determines your proficiency with various weapons, and it’s a little more complicated than just throwing points into strength to swing your sword harder.
Weapon Scaling is the idea that you can improve your proficiency with weapons by increasing your attribute points. The catch is that you can improve this proficiency by increasing a main and sub-attribute. Take the humble sword as an example. Its primary attribute is Strength meaning that you can do more damage with a sword as you increase your strength stat. Its sub-attribute is Dexterity, meaning and you also increase the damage (at a much lower rate) by increasing your dexterity.
The sword is much brighter in the Strength category because this is the primary stat. Not every weapon has a sub-attribute, like the Bow, meaning you can only improve proficiency one way, through Dexterity. Weapon Scaling matters because you will only have New World Coins to limited attribute points across each character you have in New World. You can earn 190 attribute points by leveling a character to the current max of 60.
This includes the 5 base points per attribute you start with. Once you reach level 20, re-specing points cost coins, meaning it’s costly to make mistakes. You also have to consider that you may need to improve attributes for reasons other than just combat. It’s maintaining this thing balance that. In the end, while you aren’t committing to a class, you need to have a good idea of how you plan to proceed through the game. This way, you can properly plan how to spend your attributes throughout the game.
Please keep in mind that if players encounter obstacles in the future development of New World, or hope that the strength of the characters can be improved, then they can solve their problems through IGGM to buy New World Coins and learn more guides.
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