Life Staff PvE Builds for New World

Last updated on Oct 22, 2023 at 12:30 by Lemoni 10 comments
General Information

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



In PvE the Life Staff offers a variety of build options that range from focused burst healing to complete Area of Effect (AoE) spread to heal a party in Expeditions, Mutators, and Invasions. The Life Staff provides incredible PvE support not only through its healing properties, but its array of utility buffs, such as fortify or stamina recovery, that will help allies survive and play at lower amounts of health so that they can deal more damage. A PvE healer needs to take advantage of not only doing extra damage with their Life Staff, but properly using their secondary weapon, the Void Gauntlet, to increase damage dealt, supply extra healing, and buff their allies.


Speed Run Healer — PvE (Life Staff and Void Gauntlet)

This build allows for simple and beginner friendly healing styles. While it is not commonly used in the most difficult types of content, it gives players the opportunity to take advantage of the Void Gauntlet and results in more overall damage. This build is great for speed running content that is not difficult and is a strong option for healers who struggle with targeting and reactive healing. Since this is a proactive option, it does struggle with bursts of high damage when your allies do not dodge, and it is difficult to use when groups are spread out.


Group Targeted Healing — PvE (Life Staff and Void Gauntlet)

This is the standard healing option in both PvE and PvP, so it is very flexible across different types of content. It gives great buffs to help provide utility to allies, like fortify, but also maintains a balance of healing over time and burst options. It is great for the most difficult types of end game PvE since it can quickly react to high amounts of incoming damage. Its strength is its targeted healing output and focus it has on individual allies. This build is difficult to use if you are not comfortable with targeted healing or are not comfortable with reactive healing and cooldown management.



  • 22 Oct. 2023: Guide updated for expansion.
  • 28 Mar. 2023: Updated builds for Season One.
  • 18 Jan. 2023: Guide added.
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