New World Build Guide for the Musket and Rapier, which is also known as the Musketeer Create. The Musket and Rapier Build focuses on using the Musket at a distance to take off players and foes, only using the Rapier when enemies come close. This is A PvE and PvP Build that can be used on the ground while Questing, and also when you are fighting with other players. If you’ve been searching for a great Musket or Rapier Builds, then this guide is for you. Also, make sure to check out the Whirlwind Build Guide!
The way that this Build works is that you’ll always open with your Musket setting the Burning status to the Powder Burn ability. The Skill doesn’t just deal an increase in damage and deals 20% Weapon Damage per second over 9 seconds. Your enemies will be hit while they pursue you due to this Burn and allow you to finish them off by firing a second time or continue to weaken them when they get close.
You can then use the Traps Skill to nab the adversary in place before and then finish it off with a final shot ora swat with your Rapier if you wish to preserve ammunition. The general concept with this Build is to fight from afar at all times while using the Rapier only in the case of absolute necessity. You will use a ton of Ammo when fighting this way, so I’ll also include the steps to construct this, as well as where to get the required materials.
Both the Musket and Rapier scale according to Dexterity and Intelligence, which makes them an excellent pair. Both weapons scale mostly on Dexterity. You’ll be able to prioritize this attribute when allocating points to Attribute attributes. Put all points into Dexterity while you’re leveling up to increase your shot per round and damage to the attack, but only place points into Intelligence if the Dexterity is fully utilized. More damage that you inflict per shot, you’ll need fewer shots you’ll have to fire which means you can save time and ammo.
Additionally, getting to 50 in Constitution isn’t an ideal idea since it means that all healing consumables are 20% more effective. It’s likely that you’ll be taking Health Potions in both PvE and PvP through out the game, and more healing can give you the edge you require to prevail.
The skills you’ll require for this Build will vary a bit depending on the kind of content that you’ll be tackling, so you may need shift them a bit. Be aware that this Build isn’t very suitable for Expeditions which is why I don’t recommend it for this. This is due to the fact that Expeditions are a lot more focused on AoE damage as well as the Musket or Rapier are particularly efficient at dealing with this. They also take the same type of damage (Thrust) which is why a majority of Expedition enemies are resistant to this type of damage.
For passives you mainly just need to be careful about taking anything that increases your overall damage But one particular passive should be taken early is Tactical Reload. This passive allows you to refresh when you dodge every six seconds. This is super important since often you have to avoid attacks, and it will disrupt your reload, forcing you to restart your reload. If you’re using this passive, you’ll have to reload every now and then.
Musket and Rapier Musketeer build Weapons
You’ll definitely need the Musket and a Rapier for this Build, using the ones the deal the most damage you find. Make sure you look at the damage each weapon causes, and not just your Gear Score.
In the case of the Musket you’ll want to look for Muskets equipped with dexterity to assist with damage, and other Perks which boost damage an entire. There’s a Perk which increases your Light Attack damage by about 8% or so it really does help and is something you should consider in addition to. Crit Damage is also good because it guarantees an attack that hits the head of the targeted. If you have the Gem slot, it is recommended to socket it with an Onyx to increase the damage to targets with full health. This can boost your first shot damage by as much as 30 percent!
When it comes to Rapiers, again Dexterity is a great tool for gaining damage and more Light and Heavy Attack damage, too. Crit Also, the chance to score amazing because you don’t knock someone’s back and you can’t aim for the head like the Musket to ensure Crits.
Musket and Rapier Musketeer Build Armor
If you’re trying to figure out which Armor you want to use for this build it is recommended to use Light Armor for +20% greater damage. I highly suggest using Light Armor when PvEing for maximum damage, and it’s excellent in PvP when you’re an excellent shot. The art of avoiding adversaries and to make use of your mobility isn’t an easy task however it is the only real way to play this type of Build successfully. You need to establish space so that you can shoot shots without risking being struck in melee. Light Armor helps with this immensely.
You should look for +Dexterity or +Dexterity and +Intelligence on your Armor in order to ensure you get maximum damage with your shots. The easiest way to do this is to create it or purchase it through The Trading Post, as dropped equipment comes with random statistics and bonuses. Crafting will ensure you get Dexterity on your Armor (if you have the appropriate materials). Constitution is also not bad.
Make the most powerful ammo you can, and be sure that you use it. Steel Cartridges are usable until level 20, so swap with them once you’re there. You can make ammo if you mine Salt Peter, which is often found in caves with wolves or animals. One node of Salt Peter can be used to make enough gun powder to make 500 Cartridges or more. It is important to note that ammo weighs nothing when carried on your body, but weighs a lot once it’s on your shelf So, make sure you top it up, but don’t carry more than you’ll need.
Always shoot with the head in mind when shooting , if you can with the Musket to ensure an accurate hit. This will ensure maximum damage and there are many strategies that can increase the damage caused by Headshots as well, and this will increase in strength over time. It’s harder to achieve in PvP, but it’s easy to begin combat with a headshot while questing.
Don’t count on the Rapier as your primary weapon of attack. It’s fine to use to take out enemies and players however, don’t rush enemies to be close to them unless they are near death and you are able to kill them quickly. You do not want enemies to approach your side, and you’d like to be able to move down in any manner that you are able to.
This Build works very well when playing PvP, but it’s difficult to use against heavily armored opponents. When you face Heavy Armor players, try to stay away as much as possible and be a nuisance to them by using Traps or Fleche. Continue to put pressure on them and then use Riposte as they come close enough to change the tables and end them with Flurry.