The BEEFY Brusier Tank Build
Sword and Shield
Deals 50% Weapon damage and stuns foes in front of you for 2.0 seconds (Taunt gem Compatible). Cooldown 25 seconds.
Shield Bash is one of the best Crowd control abilities in New World and it has the taunt gem Compatible passive. Also with it’s two passives adding to it’s ability (listed below). Having both passives makes shield bash have 100% weapon damage and adds a 3 second stun. Hitting an Boss or a player this will give time your allies to catch up/do damage/Switch weapons/ or get away from a zerg.
Intimidating Bash (8)
Shield Bash causes greatly increased threat and deals 100% more damage.
Concussive Bash (9)
Shield Bash stun duration increased by 1 second.
Taunt gem Compatible: If you have a Carnelian Gem equip in your sword, This ability cause a 6s taunt to all enemies hit.
(Taunt causes monsters to focus only on you)
For 8.0 seconds, reduce the incoming damage from attackers by 30%(Taunt gem Compatible). Cooldown 45 seconds.
Defiant Stance is the Holy $@#% button. When you’re low on health because your healer did hit you with beacon or you’re waiting for your friends to show up while you have 2 guys chasing you. This ability with the two passives (listed below) will make you (while above 50% when you pop the ability) gain 50% reduce damage from attackers AND gain 15% of your max health back. Yeah, you won’t die if you block and play this right! Did I say you this buff is a taunt gem compatible. Have fun not dying in expeditions.
Final Count Down (4)
If your health is above 50% damage reduction increased by 20%.
Gain 15% of your max health when Defiant Stance ends.
Leap 6 meters and deal 135% Weapon Damage. Cooldown 25 seconds.
Leaping Strike is all about closing gap to a player or jump at your healer when they are taking aggro. It’s as simple as that.
In this build I only took the first passive because it’s too good not to pass up (Listed Below).
Final Strike (18)
If you hit a foe below 30% health, deal 50% more damage.
Extend your axe 5m pulling foes to you and dealing 110% weapon damage (Taunt gem Compatible). Cooldown 18 seconds.
Reap is all about catching your foes running away. There are lots of passives under the reaper tree (under build)
and Reap has 2 passives (listed below). The reason why I didn’t take Fatal Attraction is because if you are pvping a player with
light gear they can easily dodge away from it. Also this being a tank build Reap has a taunt gem compatible.
The two passives on the reap extends Reap to 8m and the other heals you by 30%. Just an all around great ability.
The Collector (3)
Reap range is now 8 meters.
Heal yourself for 30% of the damage done by Reap.
Charge 10m dealing 120% weapon when you reach a target or Press LMB. Cooldown 20 seconds.
Using Reap With Charge makes it on of the best damage combos in New World. You chase the enemy then once you hit them you pop Reap, BOOM 110% + 120% weapon damage in a couple of seconds. I didn’t take any of the of passives because we are going for the critical strike passives on the tree.
Throw an axe to create a vortex that pulls foes to its center for 3s. Ends with a damaging burst dealing 125% weapon damage. Range 10m. Cooldown 30 seconds.
Gravity Well (6) is one of the BEST CC trap abilities. With the 2 passives (listed below), Gravity Well will help you and your allies while keeping your enemy stuck in place. You want to throw Gravity Well into as MANY enemies as possible because Crowded Well (7) adds 10% damage per enemy with no cap, also having Unyielding (8) and standing in the Gravity Well will give your allies and YOURSELF 10% Fortify (Reduces Defense).
Crowded Well (7)
increase burst damage by 10% for each foe caught in the vortex
Allies gain 10% Fortify (Reduces Defense) while standing in your well
The Sword and Board has a very simple playstyle, block as much as you can because of Defensive Formation (11). This ability triggers when you block which makes a 30% decrease in damage for all allies within 2m(perfect for Boss fights) Don’t forget to use Defiant Stance (3)/Shield Bash (2) as much as you can! The Great Axe being (In my opinion) the BEST melee damage weapon in the game, all of the passives in the reaper skill tree compliment it. Keen Edge (11), Critical Condition (12), and Critical Gains (17) all work together boosting critical hit damage while Greed (13), Death’s Embrace (14), Feed (5), and Blood Lust (16) help you execute your enemy. This build can take a hit from whomever and give a hit, also you can catch up to any PvP player in Aeternum using Reap (1), Charge (2), and Leaping Strike (17).
The greataxe fully scales with the Strength attribute at 1.0X. This means that for every point that a player puts into Strength, the greataxe will gain 1 full weapon damage.
With this build I would go 60/40(60=Constitution 40=Strength) split on attribute points. Remember at lvl 60 with no armor or weapons you have 195 attribute points. Which this is what we are basing these points off. *Remember. The More Constitution The Better*
+5% damage to melee weapon light attacks
All consumables are +20% stronger
Increase max health by 10% of physical armor
Carnelian Gem (Taunting): You generate +X% more threat.
Great Axe use:
Malachite Gem (Cruel): +X% damage against targets with an active Crowd Control status effect (Slow, Stun, Root).
Malachite Gem (Spectral Ward): X% Elemental and X% Physical Damage Absorption.
Armor Load Recommendation
Armor Load = HEAVY
AND THAT’S IT. HAVE FUN BEING A BEEFCAKE in Aeternum.