New World Items to Farm as a Solo Player
In this guide we will be covering "named items" that you can effectively solo-farm in the open-world.
In this guide we will be covering "named items" that you can effectively solo-farm in the open-world. Most Named Items drop at 590 Gear Score and can be upgraded to 600 Gear Score and beyond with umbral shards, which also upgrades the item from Epic to Legendary and unlocks its third perk.
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Whilst most of the items listed in this guide will not be BiS (Best in Slot), they're all generally worth farming for a player who has recently hit level 60 and is looking to improve their Gear Score and gear in general, before they step into the various expeditions available in New World's end game.
Along with the items listed in this guide, it's encouraged that you also go and complete as many main-story and side quests in the Brimstone Sands region as you can, as the rewards given range from Gypsum Orb, Umbral Shard, and 600 to 615 Gear Score Legendary Weapons! Full List of rewards here.
Note: This guide will not list items such as Dark Vengeance, as although items like this are really powerful, they are not in a particular loot pool of any 1 enemy, and thus really hard to target farm for.
All items listed in this guide should be obtainable within a few attempts of killing each enemy, unless you are very unlucky!
Guardian's Resolve is a great starting Sword for Corrupted Expeditions and drops from Rafik of Bishara.
Pit Lord Dominator has more survivability in its perks and drops from Pit Lord Daehi.
Titanwall has a great set of perks for starting tanks and drops from Titanic Saturninus
Maat's Scale works best when paired with a sword that does not have Keen or Keenly Empowered (allows you to maximize all perk slots, they do not stack) and drops from Judge of Purity.
Putrid Fishbone has a great set of perks for most Rapier builds and drops from Putris.
Bonechopper is a good hatchet to then bring into Garden of Genesis and continue your endgame journey, and drops from all mobs in the Stranglepitch Road location.
Knife of God works well for Corrupted expeditions and drops from Tribune Ursula the Gladiatrix.
Jupiter's Judgement is a well-rounded Greatsword and drops from Khelone Khelydorea.
Sundering Shockwave is a must-have perk for a Warhammer, but sadly, all open-world bosses that drop these hammers have 300,000+ HP. Yul'kithir is solo-obtainable in that in only requires Level 200 Weaponsmithing, but for drops you could look at Wallbuilder to bring into The Lazarus Instrumentality. It drops from Colossus of Karnak.
Primus Axe starts with Thwarting Strikes, a strong perk for 300 Strength Melee users, and drops from Primus Galba.
Sadly there are no good spears that drop off of easy to kill enemies reliably, other than Khnum's Key. This is not a bad spear for The Lazarus Instrumentality, and drops from Keeper of Khnum.
Signum Phalarae is beginner's Firestaff as its perks aren't great, but you can easily farm it from Corrupted Excubitor Luca.
Ever Giving starts with great perks, Keen and Vicious, and also upgrades to get Refreshing Move, making it a great Ice Gauntlet for endgame. It drops for Dau-Shen the Unstoppable.
Corrupt Sacrifice is the only reliable drop you can farm for in the Healing Void Gauntlet category (has Blessed) and drops from Dau-Shen the Unstoppable.
Disintegrating Depths is a strong DPS Void Gauntlet for use in Corrupted Expeditions and drops off of Pit Lord Daehi.
Tide of Moonlight has Blessed and Refreshing Divine Embrace, a good starting option if you're running single target heals. It drops from Anargirou of Duat.
Sulfurous Roar has a decent set of perks and is one of a small amount of Blunderbusses that drop more consistently from open world mobs. It drops from Betaikha the Burned One.
Warden's Answer is a great pick-up bow for fresh level 60s to use, and drops from Warden of Satet.
Ironbark Blaster is a strong musket that will last quite far into the endgame, and drops from Broadpaw (and from Gnasher, but has much higher HP).
For armor drops, we will be recommending drops using the following conventions:
- Heavy Equip Load = Every slot is heavy
- Medium Load = Heavy Helm and Chest, Medium Gloves and Boots, Light Legs
- Light Load = Medium Chest, Light Helm, Gloves, Boots and Legs
As a result, no recommendations will be made for Medium Helm or Medium Legs.
Crown of Sobek is a strong option for Medium DPS and Heavy Tanks in Garden of Genesis, and drops from Lord Sobek.
Castrum Crown of the Goat-King is a strong option for Medium DPS and Heavy Tanks in The Lazarus Instrumentality, and drops from Stubbles the Goat-King.
The only reliable drop in this category you can farm is Cleric's Cowl, which is a decent helmet for Healers, but does feature the PVP perk Resilient. It drops from Luxendra the Wise (Xyo's note: the monster, not the lovely Community Manager. I suggest not messing around with her).
Colossal Stormplate gets Ancient Ward when upgraded, and is not a bad starting tank chest for a fresh level 60. It drops from Colossus of Qebui.
Royal Lagoon Chestwraps is a good starting drop for Light Equip Load Dexterity users, though the perks are PVP orientated. It drops from Lord Sobek.
There are no good/solo-farmable named Light chests currently in game.
Blacksmith's Memento gives is a good Heavy tank item for Corrupted Expeditions but do not upgrade it past 590 Gear Score (the Indestructible perk is quite bad). It drops from Primus Galba.
Spearman's Gloves have Ancient Ward and work for a Medium Equip load dexterity build, and drop from Keeper of Khnum.
Joyful Gloves are great gloves for healers fresh to Level 60, and drop from Ophois the Joyful.
Weighted Greaves are a strong pick-up for tanks wanting to run The Lazarus Instrumentality, and drop from Colossus of Qebui.
Focus of Dalao are great legs for fresh level 60 healers as they have Fortifying Sacred Ground on them, a must-have perk. They drop from Dalao of Harwa.
Regular Pants are great for any light or medium equip load build as they have constitution on them, the only downside being that if you upgrade them to 600 Gear Score, they get Resilient, a perk only useful (albeit VERY useful) in PVP. They drop from Heka of the Crossroads.
The Heavy Burden are the only solo-farm friendly heavy boots you can get, but contain the PVP perk, Resilient, so will need to be replaced when an upgrade presents itself. They drop from Khelone Khelydorea.
There are no good/solo-farmable named Medium boots currently in game.
There are no good/solo-farmable named Light Boots currently in game.
Maat's Blessing works well for Healers but requires an upgrade to 600 Gear Score to get the must have Health Perk. It drops from Judge of Purity.
For Dexterity users, Requiem Pendant is a reasonable starting amulet - it does have 9 focus on it so you'll need to replace later on, but the perks are strong. It drops from Tzi-Wang the Immovable.
Intelligence users have the same option with Treasure of the Pit. The perks are strong but it does provide 9 Strength and so will need to be replaced later. It drops from Pit Lord Daehi.
Heart of Dalao is a great ring to pick-up for those using more than 150 Dexterity or a Medium Equip load build (as Hearty is not present untill 600 Gear Score). It drops from Dalao of Harwa.
Heart of Hepu is a great ring for most builds as it has Hearty and Constitution. The addition of Slash Damage makes it particularly powerful for Great Axe, Greatsword, Hatchet and S&S users though. It drops from Merciful Hepu.
Baal Hoop is an alternative to Heart of Hepu that has Fire Damage instead of Slash Damage, so it is good for Firestaff users. It requires you to have the Shivering Timbers quest active in order to spawn the mob it drops from, Roundshot Ronaldo. This quest chain starts with An Expanding Threat.
Starbound Rememberence Charm is a good pick-up for Strength users but do not upgrade it to 600 Gear Score, since the Mana Toast perk will not benefit you. It drops from Adjorjan.
Invoked By Her Two Lands is a similar earring but for Dexterity users, and has a better 600 Gear Score upgrade. It drops from High Priest of the Twin Doors.
Tarot's Ritual Trinket is an "okay" earring for mages to start with, but you will want to replace it with a better drop as you advance through the endgame. It drops from Kilgoran.
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