The Life Staff is one of the many important weapons in New World, and with the right build, you will be able to enhance its advantages. Since this is a weapon that is scaled towards Focus, it is currently the only Healing weapon that has two skill trees. These trees are Healing and Protector. If you are one of those who has been wondering what the best build for this weapon, we have got you covered. In this guide, we will show you the best all-round build for PvP, PvE, and solo too.
Best Life Staff Build In New World
Life Staff Hatchet
With the help of the Life Staff Hatchet build in New World, you will be able to offer your friends some really strong healing capabilities. You will also be able to heal yourself quite easily, along with the ability to be able to even remove Debuffs if you wish to. Additionally, you will also be able to inflict attacks without the help or use of Mana once you acquire the initial Mastery points.
Now, these were some of the advantages of using this particular build for the Life Staff. However, there are a few drawbacks that you need to be aware of.
One of the biggest drawbacks with using the Hatchet build is the fact that it tends to deal less damage when placed face to face with other weapons. This build also only features a single damaging ability. Additionally, it also has the tendency to generate unwanted aggro in the PvP and PvE modes of the game.
Now that we know about the pros and cons of this build, let us check out the distribution for attributes.
Distribution of Attributes
- Focus: 150
- Constitution: 50
- Dexterity: 5
- Strength: 5
As you can see in the list of attributes above, Focus gets the maximum allotment of points. We recommend you begin with Focus, before moving on to abilities like Constitution, and then Strength & Dexterity.
Now, let us check out the recommended Secondary weapon for this build.
Recommended Secondary Weapon
For the Hatchet build, we recommend you use the Augmented as a secondary weapon. Make sure to use this particular weapon along with an Amber Gem. Adding the gem will help enhance your damage from the off-hand too.
Apart from the Augmented, you can also choose to go with either the Great Axe, Hatchet, War Hammer, and Sword & Shield. Of all of these, the Hatchet is a great choice. This is because of the potential to inflict immense damage upon enemies. The Hatchet’s life-stealing ability is also very helpful when used in combination with the Life Staff’s healing buffs.
Let us now check the recommended Mastery Skills for this build.
Recommended Mastery Skills
Since the Life Staff weapon has a skill tree that is divided into two different sections (Healing and Protector), you also need to choose the mastery skills accordingly.
We recommend you begin on the Skill Tree with the Absolved. The Absolved will help you avoid the expense of Mana whenever you inflict light or heavy attacks with your staff.
Now, we move on to the Sacred Ground. This particular skill is one of the best when it comes to maxing out. It offers you the ability to heal upto 20% of weapon damage with each second. It does so by generating a ground area that lasts for a good 15 seconds.
We now move over to the Protector section of the Skill Tree. Here, we recommend you choose the Bend Light ability. With it, you can receive heals that are effective by more than 20% for 5 seconds. You will receive the said heals during dodging.
The next 2 skills we recommend are the Beacon and Light’s Embrace. The Beacon will give you a potential 146% of weapon damage whenever used on opponents. It does so by shooting out projectiles of light. It also gives you 20% weapon damage at an interval of every 10 seconds, allowing you to heal teammates who may be nearby. Coming to Light’s Embrace, it offers targeted heal for 100% weapon damage. Additionally, it provides a 30% additional damage for each buff on a target.
Getting back to the Healing section of the Skill Tree, we recommend you acquire the Holy Ground. Doing so will help you regain Stamina and Mana by upto 100% times more faster whenever you are in Sacred Ground. You should also select Blessed. This skill will give your friends an increase of 50% when it comes to healing whenever you are in Sacred Ground.
The next skill to pick up is Intensify. With it, you will be able to achieve an increase in healing by up to 10% for 10 seconds.
Back in the Protector section, you need to select the Infused Light and Radiance Blessing. With their help, you will be able to increase the AoE of the Beacon and its duration respectively.
Now, you also need to pick up Revitalize, as it helps lower all the cooldowns by -5% whenever you hit a light attack. You can complement it with the Blissful Touch. This heals the target when passing through an ally for 10% of weapon damage.
The other skills you can pick up include the likes of the Desperate Speed, Mending Touch, and Sacred Protection. Getting these will help unlock the Divine Blessing Skill.
Additionally, we also recommend the Protector’s Strength, Inspire, and Protector’s Touch too.
And with that, we come to the end of this guide on the best Life Staff build in New World. We recommend you go with the Hatchet build, as it seems to offer decent performance for PvP, PvE, as well as Solo modes. You can, however, choose to combine the staff with another weapon if you wish to. The choice entirely depends on you and what you are looking for from this build.
Now that you know the best build for the Life Staff, check out our guide to the Best Rapier Build in New World.