Refining is a core gameplay element in New World.
Leveling Refining skills
Leveling up a Refining Skill unlocks the ability to refine higher-level resources into higher-level crafting materials. Smelters refine Ore into Ingots, Stonecutters refine Stone into Blocks and cut Gemstones, Woodworkers refine Wood into Lumber, Tanners refine Rawhide into Leather, and Weavers refine Fibers into Cloth. As your Refining Skill increases, it makes you more resource-efficient: higher-level refiners have a chance to gain extra refined resources while they refine..
There are currently 5 Refining skills in New World:
See the Refined Resources Category for a list of refined resources, organized by Refining Skill type.
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