The briar branches are useful in New World for a quest, but also for making potions. We at MeinMMO reveal where you can best get thorn branches.
What do you need thorn branches for? The first thing most of you will notice about the thorn branches is through the quest “A Prickly Matter”. For this quest you should collect the thorn branches together with other materials and bring them to Matthis Cormack in Windkreis.
However, they can also be used to make potions that you can drink or use for city quests. For example, you can make a weak mana potion. Although it only brings a little mana, it is offered for good money in the trading post through the city quests.
Where do you get thorn branches from? You can find them at thorn bushes in New World. They in turn grow on bodies of water such as rivers or lakes.
One of the best places to get thorn branches is in the Windkreis area. There you will find a number of plants around the fast travel point for the main quest, as our map shows:
At what level can you mine thorn branches? Thorn branches are neither a tree nor a plant. So you don’t need a special stage to mine it, unlike river cress, for example, which can also be easily collected in the area.
However, the thorn branches do not give any progress on one of the life skills and are not shown on typical maps such as the New World Resource Map. That makes them harder to find.
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