Fire Staff Changes in New World Patch 1.1

Last updated on Nov 19, 2021 at 18:55 by DonTheCrown 1 comment

Here is a summary for the 1.1 Patch changes for the Fire Staff. This magical weapon has been weakened by several nerfs.


Overview of Fire Staff in Patch 1.1

New World's Patch 1.1 brought several nerfs to the Fire Staff. Pillar of Fire Pillar of Fire got a damage increase, but the ability to double-hit was removed netting an overall nerf to the ability. This might even make Pillar of Fire not worth taking in situations where you can use Incinerate Incinerate instead. Several masteries also had their damage reduced and you can read the details below.

For a full guide on the Fire Staff, please refer to our dedicate page.


Official Fire Staff Patch Notes

Listed below are the official patch notes for changes to the Fire Staff abilities, perks, and masteries.


Pillar of Fire

  • Increased damage scaling from 134% to 170%.
  • Fixed an issue where Pillar of Fire Pillar of Fire targets the caster when activated using the ability key.
  • Fixed an issue where Pillar of Fire failed to trigger Runes of Helios Runes of Helios when activated using the ability key.
  • Fixed an issue that caused Pillar of Fire to hit twice against targets near the edge of the effect radius.

Meteor Shower



  • Added additional clarity that the Fireball Fireball ability is not able to critically hit. Previously, it would show the critical damage color, but not actually deal increased damage. It will no longer show orange damage numbers, and an additional tooltip was added.

Flame Thrower

  • Increase damage scaling from 34% to 50%.


  • Clear Casting Clear Casting — Reduced damage bonus from 10% to 5%.
  • Clear Mind Clear Mind — Reduced empower effectiveness from 10% to 5%.
  • Runes of Helios Runes of Helios — Reduced damage bonus from 30% to 25%.
  • Prophet of a Fire God Prophet of a Fire God — Reduced critical hit damage bonus from 20% to 15%.
  • Spellslinger Spellslinger — Reduced the critical hit chance bonus from 15% to 10%. Fixed an issue where critical hit chance was increased for standard attacks and not just abilities.
  • Pyromania Pyromania — Reduced damage bonus from 20% to 15%.
  • Kindle Kindle — Fixed an issue causing Kindle to increase buff duration by the incorrect amount.
  • Reheat Reheat — Reduced the time to trigger Reheat from 6 to 4 seconds.
  • Singe Singe — Changed from inflicting Burn on critical hits to triggering Burn on light attacks.
  • Watch it Burn Watch it Burn — Now inflicts burn on critical hits from abilities only.


  • 19 Nov. 2021: Page added.
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