Hatchet PvE Builds for New World

Last updated on Oct 22, 2023 at 12:30 by Lemoni 12 comments
General Information

Welcome to our PvE builds page for Hatchet. Here, we provide builds for use in PvE encounters.


Hatchet PvE Builds

In PvE the Hatchet is known for its simplicity and extremely high single-target damage. It is one of the easiest weapons to play, and can still do moderate amounts of AoE damage. Its single-target output is complemented well by its amazing survivability. Often times, the secondary a Hatchet is paired with is strictly used for clearing trash packs and AoE damage.


Hatchet and Great Axe DPS

This is a great build for having all aspects of DPS covered. The Hatchet provides very high damage output, and it is one of the easiest and most forgiving weapons there is. It will be your weapon for bosses and single-target fights. The Great Axe will strictly be used on trash or AoE situations. Its abilities will group enemies together, and deal large bursts of AoE damage.




Great Axe


Spear Hatchet DPS

This is one of the best PvE builds currently. Either the Spear or Hatchet can be a primary damage weapon depending on the type of damage you need for your expedition. It really shines for its single-target DPS. It has a plethora of options to apply large amounts of Rend, DoT's, and then easily pump damage with its light attacks. For trash packs, it has AoE crowd-control and moderate damage output, but it can easily take one target down at a time.






Greatsword and Hatchet DPS

This is a great build for having the most damage output possible. The Greatsword can be used as the primary damaging weapon and the Hatchet can be kept for Berserk Berserk burst windows and survivability. Or a player can focus on Hatchet for single-target, and use the Greatsword for AoE settings and its abilities.



  • Relentless Rush Relentless Rush
  • Crosscut Crosscut
  • Skyward Slash Skyward Slash
  • 4.2.


  • Berserk Berserk
  • Raging Torrent Raging Torrent
  • Rending Throw Rending Throw
  • 5.


    A tanking secondary is up to the Tank's preference of weapon. While a Hatchet can be a great option, it is best to refer to the Sword and Shield guide to understand how to be a Tank.

    To learn how to use the Hatchet as a secondary, please refer to the Hatchet guide.



    • 22 Oct. 2023: Guide updated for expansion.
    • 16 Feb. 2023: Guide added.
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