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!
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).
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.
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.
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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