Corrupted Ward Tank Gear

This is a guide to finding useful Corrupted Ward Tank Gear in the New World MMO.

When you are looking to progress as a Tank and begin doing Mutated Expeditions, it becomes essential to use gear that has specific Wards so you can reduce your damage to certain enemy types.

In this guide we are going to be focussing on the gear you need for fighting the Corrupt that include the Corrupted Ward perk.

Ancient enemies can be found inside Dynasty Shipyard, Tempest Heart and The Depths so this gear would be ideal for progressing those from Mutation 1 to 10.

This gear is not “Best in Slot” but it is fairly easy to farm, named gear which drops in Heavy Armor and will be really useful to get you started in the Mutated Expeditions.

This gear is looted at purple quality, but when you upgrade it to 600 Gear Score, it gains an additional perk and becomes Legendary gold quality.

Ancient Ward Tank Gear | New World

All Slots

Spectral Tempestuous Set

25 Strength

Spectral Ward IV: 1.9% Elemental and 0.63% Physical Damage Absorption.

Refreshing Evasion: Reduces active cooldowns by 0.74% after exiting the dodge animation.

Corrupted Ward: +4.8% Damage Absorption against Corrupted.

Elemental Aversion: You take 3.8% less damage from ranged elemental attacks.

Location: Tempest Heart

Dropped By: Soldier’s Tempestuous Armor Stash, Tempestuous Cache

This is probably the easiest way to collect a set of Corrupted Ward gear. You must go to the church near the Tempest Heart expedition. Here you can complete a repeatable quest from Mara Rosa which will give you this set of gear. You will have to complete the repeatable quest and Tempest Heart a few times, just remember to keep handing in the quest and picking it up again.

Head

Thorpe’s Helmet

264.2 Armor Rating – Elemental
264.2 Armor Rating – Physical

15 Constitution
9 Strength

Physical Ward IV: 2.5% Physical Damage Absorption.

Corrupted Ward: +4.7% Damage Absorption against Corrupted.

Corruption Resistance: +14 Corruption Resistance. Also slows corruption damage.

Refreshing: Reduces max cooldowns by 2.8%.

Location: The Depths (Mutated)

Boss: Commander Thorpe

You can gain access to this helmet just by completing The Depths Mutation 1 which can be done without Ward gear if you don’t have any. Then you’re able to craft this helmet with Materia.

Chest

Lorica Squamata

616.5 Armor Rating – Elemental
616.5 Armor Rating – Physical

24 Strength

Empty Gem Socket: An empty socket for a gem.

Sturdy Energy: When blocking a hit while below 30% stamina, gain 38% increased stamina regen for 6s. (Effect is removed if player becomes exhausted)

Shirking Fortification: Dodging through an enemy attack grants fortify, increasing damage absorption by 3.8% for 6s. Each armor piece with this perk increases the potency of the effect.

Corrupted Ward: +4.7% Damage Absorption against Corrupted.

Location: Brimstone Sands, Ennead Expedition

Boss: General Crassus

There aren’t many easy to obtain chest items with Corrupted Ward but this one can be obtained from the normal Ennead Expedition.

Legs

Montukahl of the Shield

352.3 Armor Rating – Elemental
352.3 Armor Rating – Physical

24 Strength

Empty Gem Socket: An empty socket for a gem.

Elemental Aversion: You take 3.8% less damage from ranged elemental attacks.

Freedom: Slow, Stun, and Root expires 10% faster.

Corrupted Ward: +4.7% Damage Absorption against Corrupted.

Location: Brimstone Sands, Heliopolis

Boss: Montukahl of the Shield

This item can be found by doing the Heli Elite Chest Run in Brimstone Sands.

Hands

Blacksmith’s Memento

264.2 Armor Rating – Elemental
264.2 Armor Rating – Physical

24 Strength

Fire Ward IV: +6% Fire Damage Absorption.

Elemental Aversion: You take 3.8% less damage from ranged elemental attacks.

Corrupted Ward: +4.7% Damage Absorption against Corrupted.

Indestructible: This item no longer loses durability.

Location: Brimstone Sands, Rise of Sutekh, Castellum Trismegistus

Boss: Primus Galba

This is one of the easiest pieces to collect although it’s not really worth upgrading since the 3rd perk is pretty useless. Travel to the Mercurial Shrine then walk right, around the perimeter of Castellum Trismegistus and drop down onto the platform with the boss.

Feet

Spectral Tempestuous Sabatons of the Soldier

269.6 Armor Rating – Elemental
269.6 Armor Rating – Physical

25 Strength

Spectral Ward IV: 1.9% Elemental and 0.63% Physical Damage Absorption.

Refreshing Evasion: Reduces active cooldowns by 0.74% after exiting the dodge animation.

Corrupted Ward: +4.8% Damage Absorption against Corrupted.

Elemental Aversion: You take 3.8% less damage from ranged elemental attacks.

Location: Tempest Heart

Dropped By: Soldier’s Tempestuous Armor Stash, Tempestuous Cache

There are no decent lootable Foot armor so this is probably the easiest way to get one.
You must go to the church near the Tempest Heart expedition. Here you can complete a repeatable quest from Mara Rosa which will give you this set of gear. You will have to complete the repeatable quest and Tempest Heart a few times, just remember to keep handing in the quest and picking it up again.

For your Shield, other Weapons and Jewellery:

There are not any other good options when it comes to other weapons with the Corrupted Ward perk, while there are some named drops, they are hard to obtain.

With your Shield, it highly depends on how you are setup – I usually go with Sturdy, Sturdy Energy and Refreshing/Any.

Jewellery used for fighting Corrupt doesn’t really have any specific requirements so you can use any jewellery you like but I would suggest making sure to have Health on Amulets, Hearty on Rings and Refreshing Toast on Earring as a minimum.

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