Gameplay and Builds for the ‘New World’ Ranged Hatchet.
In “New World,” the one-handed hatchet is a versatile weapon that is devastating up close and unexpectedly lethal from afar. Players can utilize their hatchets as dedicated throwing weapons, and with the appropriate build, they can take out their opponents without ever getting near.
Hatchets as throwing weapons have a completely different playstyle from the melee variant of the weapon. It’s critical to understand the differences between the two types in order to be the most effective with this weapon type, as rushing in with either can be inefficient or even dangerous.
Here are some pointers on how to utilize ranged hatchets, as well as a summary of the weapon’s most essential abilities.
Hatchet Playstyle (Ranged)
The ranged hatchet variation, unlike its melee cousin, concentrates on providing debuffs while doing chip damage from near to medium range. Most of the passive nodes provide benefits to the damage dealt to foes with active debuffs, while all of the throwing hatchet active skills can apply some form of debuff to enemies.
The Aimed Throw node in the ranged skill tree replaces the hatchet’s ability to block with an aim mode that allows players to throw axes at targets freely.
Skills that are suggested
For solely ranged builds, all of the hatchet throwing skills are suggested. Infected Throw inflicts Disease, weakening a target’s damage output and the amount of healing they receive. Rending Throw reduces a target’s resistance, Social Distancing applies a Slow effect to targets hit, and Infected Throw inflicts Disease, weakening a target’s damage output and the amount of healing they receive.
Players may efficiently keep adversaries debuffed while doing greater damage with their thrown hatchets when using passive nodes like Aimed Throw, Exploitation, and Persistent Hinderance.
For greater melee pressure and more thrown hatchet damage, players can swap Rending Throw with the Berserk talent. When combined with Critical Throw and its accompanying passives, you may deal a lot of damage to a single target.
Distribution of Statistics
Because the hatchet scales largely on Strength, players should put as many points into it as possible. Investing enough points in Dexterity, on the other hand, is a smart move, as the first significant perk increases Critical Hit chance while simultaneously increasing overall hatchet damage due to secondary stat scaling.