Tracking and Skinning

Thursday, 18. November 2021 Patch 1.1.0

The gathering profession Tracking and Skinning is used in New World to track down and skin animals and extract their meat. This profession can be leveled from level 1 to level 200. On this page you will find all the information about this profession and how you can improve your skinning skills even more.


Which animals you can skin depends on your skill level. The game lists which level is needed for which animal under (Default Hoeky) K – Trade Skills – Tracking and Skinning.

Skinning Overview ingame

What does “tracked at”?
As soon as you have skinned your way to level 25, you will see a symbol at the top of the screen on the compass (see picture) which indicates in which direction the next skinnable animal is located.

Nahe Wildtiere auf dem Kompass

Where to find which animal?

The maps listed below not only show you where to find the desired NPCs, occurrences, animals or items, but also give you coordinates so that you know exactly where to find your chosen farm spot. To see coordinates in the game, you have to select the option Show FPS under Settings -> Visuals. Now you have the coordinates display in the upper right corner of the screen.

Ressource: is a quite detailed tool that allows you to search for something very specifically through its filter function. In the center of the lower screen you can see the coordinates of the location your mouse pointer is over. is available in different languages.

Skinnable NPCs on

Ressource: offers you a similar, though at the moment less detailed filter option for materials of all kinds. Here it is a bit easier to quickly get the desired result.

The nodes are displayed cumulatively and are only displayed in more detail when you zoom in, which makes the map much clearer. On the right, lower edge of the screen you can see the coordinates of the occurrences over which your mouse pointer is located.

This map is only available in English at the moment.

Skinnable NPCs on

Gathering Tool: Skinning Knife

To be able to skin at all you need the appropriate tool. You can either make this tool yourself or buy it at the trading post. During the first quests in the game you will learn how to make a skinning knife at a campfire. You can then use it directly!

Häutemesser werden wie alle anderen Werkzeuge für die Sammel-Berufe durch den Beruf Ingenieurskunst hergestellt und haben ab Rang II die Chance, Effekte zu erhalten. Mehr zu den Effekten und wie man sie erhält erfahrt ihr im nächsten Absatz.

Skinning knives, like all other tools for the gathering professions, are made by the engineering profession and have a chance to get effects from Tier II. You can learn more about the perks and how to get them in the next paragraph.

Flint Skinning Knife – Tier I

  • Required Level: 0
  • Base Gather Speed: 100%
  • Workshop Tier 1
  • Engineering Level 0

You can skin every deer with this knife, but very slowly.

Iron Skinning Knife – Tier II

  • Required Level: 5+
  • Base Gather Speed: 125-129%
  • Workshop Tier 2
  • Engineering Level 0

With the Iron Skinning Knife you have the possibility to get an additional perk on your knife for the first time.

Steel Skinning Knife – Tier III

  • Required Level: 20
  • Base Gather Speed: 250%
  • Workshop Tier 3
  • Engineering Level 50

If you craft this one, you have a chance for 2 perks.

Starmetal Skinning Knife – Tier IV

  • Required Level: 40
  • Base Gather Speed: 400%
  • Workshop Tier 4
  • Engineering Level 100

As you can see on the Screenshot, this Knife has the chance for 3 perks.

Orichalcum Skinning Knife – Tier V

  • Required Level: 60
  • Base Gather Speed: 625%
  • Workshop Tier 5
  • Engineering Level 150

At this point, the Orichalcum Skinning Knife is the best knife you can use in this game.

Perks for Skinning Knifes

Effekte sind bei der Herstellung mit geringer Chance zufällig, wenn ihr keinen besonderen Rohstoff hinzufügt.

Standardmässig habt ihr immer eine geringe Chance auf einen Effekt, diese Chance kann durch Azoth erhöht werden. Mit einem Effekt verändert sich die Qualität des Gegenstands.

Special Resources to improve your Tool

For skin knives there are the following effects, which can be specified by special raw materials:

Further improve your Skinning yield

Perks like Skinning Luck and Skinning Yield can also be present on crafted armor.


Skinning Buff Food

IRoasted Carrots1 Carrot, 1 Honey, 1 Nutmeg
IIHerb-roasted Carrots1 Carrot, 1 Water, 1 Garlic, 1 Peppercorn
IIICarrot Soup1 Carrot, 1 Water, 1 Seasoning Blend, 1 Cooking Oil, 1 Paprika
IVVegetable Boil1 Carrot, 1 Cabbage, 1 Water, 1 Nut, 1 Cauliflower, 1 Cooking Oil
IVSavory Fish Cake1 Carrot, 1 Fish Filet, 1 Seasoning Blend, 1 Garlic, 1 String Bean, 1 Butter, 1 Rosemary
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