If you are levelling up armoring using Medium/Light armor, you are probably running low on Fiber and Linen. Recently I found the best way to level up Armoring in New World without a ton of Linen.
Update 7 Nov: Use gloves instead of shirts recipe for higher experience per primary resource.
The traditional way – tier 2 leather-based crafting
In the traditional way, you are probably crafting tier 2 Medium armors for levelling armor. This uses more leather and less cloth. Crafting one of these grants 216 Armoring experience for 6 Linen:
This means that you are getting 36 experience in armoring for each Linen (216/6 = 36).
What about tier 3 leather-based crafting?
On the other hand, if you check the default tier 3 leather pants, they cost 6 tier 3 cloth materials (Sateen) and give 540 experience in armoring.
If we check out the conversion from tier 2 Linen to tier 3 sateen, it is a 4 to 1 ratio.
So all in all, you are spending 24 Linen (turning to 6 Sateen) for 540 experience in armoring.
This translates to 22.5 experience in armoring for each Linen (540/24 = 22.5), which seems to be worse than crafting tier 2 pants.
The magic part!
However, this is where the magic comes in. You can change the cloth being used for tier 3 pants from Sateen (tier 3) to Linen (tier 2)!
After we change the cloth to Linen, this is the new crafting preview:
You can see that for the same 6 Linen, we are getting 540 armoring experience, as compared to 216 armoring experience from tier 2 pants.
This means we are getting 90 experience in armoring for each Linen (540/6=90). This is 2.5x experience compared to crafting tier 2 pants.
This table summaries the difference methods and their experience yields:
Exp per Linen
Tier 2 Leather Pants
Tier 3 Leather Pants
Tier 3 Leather Pants with tier 2 cloth
The two downsides of this methods are:
- You spend more leather
- You get slightly lower gear score from the crafted gears
However, in the current state of the game it is much easier to obtain leather than cloth so point 1 is not a big issue.
For leveling up armoring skills, we also don’t care too much about the gear score since we are going to salvage them anyways so point 2 is also not a concern.
In summary, crafting tier 3 Medium armor with tier 2 cloth gives you 2.5x experience in armoring, so this is the best way to level up Armoring in New World.
Update: Use gloves instead of shirts recipe for higher experience per primary resource. This table shows the experience per primary resource for tier 5 armoring:
Exp per Infused Leather
Tier 5 Leather Shirt with tier 2 cloth
Tier 5 Leather Gloves with tier 2 cloth
As you can see, gloves give much higher experience per Infused Leather.
Here is another good post on leveling trade skills including armoring:
Have fun leveling up armoring in New World and enjoy this awesome new MMO.
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