New World Guide
New World Guide

Sword and shield, SnS abilities in game New World character builds

List of all abilities for Sword and shield in New World. Each ability linked with builds with SnS created on New World Guide and sorted by amount of likes from users

Shield Bash
Shield Bash
Deals 50% weapon damage, staggering and stunning foes in front of you for 2s. This ability has grit. (Grit prevents you from being staggered by incoming attacks.) Taunt Gem Compatible: If you have a Carnelian gem equipped in your sword, this ability inflicts taunt for 6s to all enemies hit. (Taunt causes monsters to focus only on you.)
Defender
Activatable
Defender's Resolve
Defender's Resolve
For 8s, reduce the incoming base damage from attackers by 30%. This ability has grit. (Grit prevents you from being staggered by incoming attacks.) Taunt Gem Compatible: If you have a Carnelian gem equipped in your sword, this ability inflicts taunt for 8s to all enemies within 8m. (Taunt causes monsters to focus only on you.)
Defender
Activatable
Shield Rush
Shield Rush
Rush forward 5m, staggering and pushing back foes. This attack deals 125.4% weapon damage. This ability has grit. (Grit prevents you from being staggered by incoming attacks.)
Defender
Activatable
Intimidating Rush
Intimidating Rush
On a successful hit, all enemies within 5m of you are slowed by 30% for 4s. (Slow reduces target's movement speed.)
Defender
Passive
Achilles' Heel
Achilles' Heel
The final attack in your light attack chain inflicts a 20% slow for 2s. (Slow reduces target's movement speed.)
Swordmaster
Passive
Improved Rush
Improved Rush
On a successful hit, all enemies within 5m are weakened 10% for 10s. (Weaken reduces target's outgoing damage.)
Defender
Passive
Counter Attack
Counter Attack
When you block an attack, gain a stack of 3% empower for 5s. (Empower increases damage.) (Max 5 stacks.)
Swordmaster
Passive
Defensive Training
Defensive Training
When you block an attack, gain 10% fortify for 5s. (Fortify reduces incoming damage.)
Defender
Passive
Empowered Stab
Empowered Stab
Successful heavy attacks grant you 30% empower for 5s. (Empower increases damage.)
Swordmaster
Passive
Defensive Formation
Defensive Formation
While blocking, reduce damage to all allies within 2m by 30%. (Cooldown 1s.)
Defender
Passive
Tactician
Tactician
On a successful hit with Reverse Stab, all other sword cooldowns are reduced by 25%. (Max 1 reduction per ability use.)
Swordmaster
Passive
Cowardly Punishment
Cowardly Punishment
On successful hit, inflict a 30% slow for 3s. (Slow reduces target's movement speed.)
Swordmaster
Passive
Opportunity
Opportunity
Whirling Blade inflicts a 5% rend for 10s. (Rend reduces target's defense.)
Swordmaster
Passive
Critical Precision
Critical Precision
On critical, gain 20% haste for 5s. (Haste increases movement speed.)
Swordmaster
Passive
Unstoppable Stab
Unstoppable Stab
Reverse Stab now has grit. (Grit prevents you from being staggered by incoming attacks.)
Swordmaster
Passive
Final Blow
Final Blow
The third attack in your light attack chain deals 15% more damage and causes more threat.
Defender
Passive
High Grip
High Grip
Stamina damage is reduced by 15% when blocking a ranged attack with a shield.
Defender
Passive
Sturdy Grip
Sturdy Grip
Stamina damage is reduced by 15% when blocking a melee attack with a shield.
Defender
Passive
Leadership
Leadership
While holding a sword, the damage of all group members is increased by 10%.
Swordmaster
Passive
Intimidating Bash
Intimidating Bash
Shield Bash causes greatly increased threat and deals 100% more damage.
Defender
Passive
Reverse Stab
Reverse Stab
A stab attack that deals 175% weapon damage and staggers our target.
Swordmaster
Activatable
Leaping Strike
Leaping Strike
Leap forward, dealing 150% weapon damage and staggering your target.
Swordmaster
Activatable
Tactical Strike
Tactical Strike
Whirling Blade reduces its own cooldown by 10% for each enemy hit.
Swordmaster
Passive
Final Countdown
Final Countdown
If your health is above 50%, damage reduction is increased by 20%.
Defender
Passive
Recuperation
Recuperation
All incoming healing and regeneration is increased by 10%.
Defender
Passive
Precision
Precision
Sword and shield critical strike chance increased by 10%.
Swordmaster
Passive
Final Strike
Final Strike
If you hit a foe below 30% health, deal 50% more damage.
Swordmaster
Passive
Whirling Blade
Whirling Blade
Deal 145% weapon damage to all foes within 2m.
Swordmaster
Activatable
Concussive Bash
Concussive Bash
Shield Bash stun duration increased by 1s.
Defender
Passive
Opportunist
Opportunist
Deal 10% more damage to slowed foes.
Swordmaster
Passive
Mobility
Mobility
Move 33% faster while blocking.
Swordmaster
Passive
One with the Shield
One with the Shield
When you block with a shield, all sword and shield cooldowns are reduced by 1%.
Defender
Passive
Invigorating Bulwark
Invigorating Bulwark
Gain 15 stamina when hitting a target with Shield Bash or Shield Rush.
Defender
Passive
Freeing Justice
Freeing Justice
Successfully hitting with a heavy attack causes you to lose 1 debuff.
Swordmaster
Passive
Restoration
Restoration
When Defender's Resolve ends, heal 15% of your max health.
Defender
Passive
Elemental Resistance
Elemental Resistance
Reduce damage from all magical types by 10%.
Defender
Passive
Confidence
Confidence
While health is full, deal 15% more damage.
Swordmaster
Passive
Sturdy Shield
Sturdy Shield
Grants an additional 15% physical armor.
Defender
Passive