New World’s Trade Skills system is certainly one of the game’s most interesting features. Whether players are looking to craft their gear or gather materials in high demand for other tradesmen, trades are the best way to stay ahead of the curve.
There are 17 trade skills in New World, though. Most New World players will only focus on learning a few trades at a time. That’s naturally going to cause many players to eventually ask the question, “What are the best Trade Skills in the game?” But on top of that, it turns out that most of the game’s Trade Skills are genuinely useful and arguably equally valuable. So here are a few observations we have about some of New World’s various trades that may help you decide which to focus on on your path to level 60.
Mining and Logging
Mining and Logging yield incredibly valuable resources that already seem to be in demand during the early stages of the game and will likely remain valuable for quite some time. Even if your server’s market is eventually flooded with these resources, it will always be nice to be able to rely on gathering them yourself rather than having to trade for them or use your precious New World Gold to buy them.
Not only is Fishing a great way to fill your food supplies, but you’d be surprised how often other players will end up needing the Fish Oil that only you can provide. Late game Fishing activities will also occasionally reward you with lucrative treasures, but many players end up overlooking it.
Stonecutting has a unique value that makes it more substantial. The ability to craft tuning orbs that allow repeat entrance into dungeons and cut gems used to upgrade gear sets Stonecutting apart and makes it a must-have pick.
Food is extremely important in most MMOs, and New World is no different. Cooking will keep players supplied with food, and it is the easiest Crafting skill to level. This trade’s high-end recipes grant incredibly beneficial buffs that will certainly be valuable to late-game New World players.
At the moment, Arcana might be a tough sell for most New World players. After all, it’s complicated, expensive, and doesn’t necessarily yield the best immediate rewards. However, the “ace” up this trade’s sleeve is the ability to craft potions. Once New World players start running endgame content, you can pretty much guarantee that potions will sell quickly. So far as that goes, it’s almost always more useful to be the supplier than the buyer.
Jewelcrafting could be one of New World’s most profitable trades to help players get more and more new world coins. It allows for crafting Trinkets such as Amulets, Rings and Earrings that provide passive bonuses to player characters. Jewelcrafters can also craft Gems that can be affixed to equipment with sockets. Trade Skills belong to the Crafting category focus on creating a large variety of items ranging from Weapons and Consumables to ammunition and furniture.
Most of these trade skills interact with each other in one way or another. Hopefully, after reading this page, you may better understand each skill’s role and what you may want to focus your efforts on.