Sword 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 Sword and Shield. This one-handed weapon has received a buff to its gap closing ability.


Overview of Sword in Patch 1.1

This patch brought some small changes to Sword's basic attacks, and several buffs to Leaping Strike. Read the details below.

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


Official Sword Patch Notes

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


Basic Attacks

  • Fixed an issue where basic attack buffers and cancels were not working properly during the Sword heavy attack.
  • Fixed an issue where the fully-charged Sword heavy attack had different timings than the regular heavy attack.

Shield Rush

  • Improved Rush Improved Rush — Increased Weaken duration from 4 to 10 seconds.

Leaping Strike

  • Reduced cooldown from 25 to 18 seconds.
  • Increased damage scaling from 135% to 150%.
  • Sped up the recovery after using Leaping Strike to make it easier to transition into other attacks.
  • Cowardly Punishment Cowardly Punishment — Updated the description to include the slow percentage value.


  • 19 Nov. 2021: Page added.
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