Defy Death | New World Skills

Defy Death

When you receive lethal damage: Avoid death, reduce to 50 HP and gain immortality for 30 seconds. (75 second cooldown)

Tier VI

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Weapon Type: Hatchet

Skill Tree: Berserker

Skill Type: Passive

Skill Tier: VI

Defy Death is a passive skill for Hatchet users in New World. Defy Death belongs to the Berserker Tree, which is focused primarily on dealing damage as well as speed and survival. This Passive causes you to avoid death when you receive lethal damage, instead reducing to 50 Health and gaining immortality for 30 seconds with a 75 second cooldown.

Active Skills for the Hatchet increase in efficiency with Strength as their Primary Attribute and Dexterity as their Secondary Attribute. Investing into either Attribute will increase the damage of your Hatchet’s basic attacks and skills, though you will see a greater bonus for investing in Strength.

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Triggers a Berserk Mode that increases all attack damage by 20% while active. Berserk Mode will be active for 12 seconds. Cooldown will trigger once Berserk ends.

Taunt Gem Compatible: If you have a Carnelian Gem equipped in your Hatchet, this ability causes an 8s taunt to all enemies within 8m. Taunt causes monsters to focus on you.

Cooldown: 18.0

Weapon Tree: Berserker

Tier I

Feral Rush

A sprinting melee attack that causes the player to leap forward, hitting twice. The first hit deals 115% and the 2nd deals 130% weapon damage.

Cooldown: 12.0

Weapon Tree: Berserker

Tier II

Raging Torrent

Perform four fast attacks each dealing 90% weapon damage.

Cooldown: 15.0

Weapon Tree: Berserker

Tier III

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