Ice Gauntlet PvP Builds for New World
Welcome to our PvP builds page for Ice Gauntlet. Here, we provide builds for use in PvP encounters.
In PvP, the Ice Gauntlet can be very impactful and provides great crowd-control in War. Playing as a support mage on the frontlines is crucial to providing crowd control (CC) and helping your team to secure kills. It has a mix of slows, roots, and persistent damage that complement many weapons very well. While it is mainly seen for its ability usage as a secondary weapon, it does have the potential to provide fantastic burst in some backline dive builds using. If you are looking for a reliable secondary in any magic damage build, this weapon will be great.
Medium Support Mage - PvP (Void Gauntlet and Ice Gauntlet)
In all types of PvP, especially Wars, crowd control is the absolute most effective way to secure kills. Making sure that any army has dedicated players to supplying crowd control will be crucial to secure a victory. This build uses the incredible CC output of both the Void Gauntlet and the Ice Gauntlet while playing in a Medium Armor loadout so that you can play as a frontline mage. This build is very defensive and is not focused on damage. To properly play this build you will have to have a vast understanding of cooldown management, proper cooldown reduction, and positioning. This is a very desired build that has tons of room to be slotted into Wars.
Burst Damage Mage - PvP (Ice Gauntlet and Void Gauntlet)
In all types of PvP burst damage is incredibly powerful when focusing players who have been affected by a crowd control (CC) effect. While typical Ice Gauntlet and Void Gauntlet builds will follow a support style that is more defensive, there is still room in War rosters and other types of PvP for light armor mages who run with . This is a build that focuses on taking advantage of aiming your Spike in a way that allows for it to hit a target three times for incredibly high burst damage. It offers a large kit of cc with fantastic damage output and kill potential.
Fire Mage - PvP (Fire Staff and Ice Gauntlet)
This is New World's take on the typical RPG mage build. It will priamrily use the Fire Staff at range to provide potent burst damage, and potentially some mobility, through a variety of build options. The Ice Gauntlet will complement this through its strong abilities. While it will be mainly used for its execute potential with, it will also deal great AoE damage, open windows of opportunity for crowd-control to lock down targets, and give the player some survivability options.
Blunderbuss Burst (Light Armor) - PvP
This is one of many Blunderbuss builds in New World, but it focuses on light armor usage to provide incredible burst damage with aimed Blunderbuss shots and its abilities, as well as, very lethal. It is very defensive and can easily lock down targets to kill healers and other priority players. While it emphasizes burst damage, it also has incredible AoE output.
Frontline Blunderbuss (Medium Armor) - PvP
This build is similar to the light armor variant because of its focus on the Blunderbuss as the primary weapon. The difference is that it uses the Ice Gauntlet more like a Support Mage where it has great crowd-control. This then allows the player to be in the frontlines and even when they are in medium armor they can quickly burst down players with their Blunderbuss. It will rely more on aimed shots for damage output and really only look to use the Ice Gauntlet for its crowd-control. It differs from Support Mages because it does have more burst potential. This can help to put pressure on healers and other light armor players, but still have point presence.
- 22 Oct. 2023: Guide updated for expansion.
- 29 Mar. 2023: Removed Ice Spikes Blunderbuss build.
- 23 Jan. 2023: Guide added.
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