A quick walkthrough of the main questline of V-Rising
Completing the questline will guide you through the game, unlocking many of the items you will need along the way.
Collecting the Remains
Collect Bones x30
Go through the crypt, up the stairs and through the door. Smash vases on the way to collect a few materials.
Outside there are skeletons to kill, this is your main source of bones.
When you have 30 bones, hand in the quest by hitting the claim button next to the quest.
Unlocks Recipe: Bone Sword
Wielding the Sword
Craft a Sword
Slay enemies using Bone Swrod x3
Open up your character screen by pressing TAB.
Click the crafting tab at the top.
Click the Bone Sword recipe to begin crafting it. It takes 10 second to craft.
The Bone Sword will now be in your inventory. Equip it into your quick bar by placing it in one of the slots along the top of your inventory (Likely button 1). Each slot has a number, push this number on your keyboard to select the item in the slot.
Slay 3 enemies using the sword.
Unlocks Recipe: Bone Ring
Craft a Bone Ring
Hit enemies using Shadowbolt x2
Craft the ring in the same way you crafted your sword. The ring will be automatically placed in your equipment slot on your character screen, as you don’t already have a ring there.
You should have Shadowbolt automatically equipped in your spell slot R. Use it to hit a couple of enemies.
Shadowbolt is a Blood Magic spell. You can see it in your spell book by pressing J.
Unlocks Recipe: Boneguard Vestment & vermin Salve
Armour of Bones
Craft a Boneguard Chestguard
Craft a Boneguard Leggings
Craft a Boneguard Gloves
Craft a Boneguard Boots
Craft these items using your Character Screen crafting page and then equip them (They should auto equip). You will need bones and Rugged Hide, so you will need to venture out into the real world and kill some animals!
Unlocks Recipe: Bone Axes
Into the Woods
Craft Bone Axes
Cut down Trees x3
Craft your bone axes from character crafting screen.
It is likely you have picked up some rats and/or hearts, so be aware of which spot on your bar your axes land on, and switch them around by dragging. Now be prepared to do this everytime you get a new weapon or other item!
Equip your axes, stand in front a tree and click click click!
Unlocks Recipe: Bone Mace
Craft a Mace
Smash Rocks into pieces x3
Craft yourself a Mace and use it to smash up some rocks.
Unlocks Blueprint: Castle Heart and Foundations
Lord of Shadows
Find yourself a free territory on the map.
Press B to open up the build menu, place down your castle heart.
Build 3 squares of rough floor around the heart. You will likely need to destroy nearby tree/rocks/ruins to make room.
Note: if you are playing as a group then only one of you need to build the heart, the others can then interact with that heart to get credit. This is the same for all ‘build and interact’ quests later down the questline.
Unlocks Blueprint: Walls & Structures
Protect your territory by placing Palisades x3
Place a Wooden Coffin
Place a Stash
Place a Mist Brazier
You can now start your path towards building your huge mega castle mansion!
Place down a few Palisade walls, a Coffin, a Stash, and a Mist Brazier.
All of these can be found in the various tabs of the build menu.
Your layout will depend on the territory you own and your own preferences.
Place a few more floor tiles to expand and build.
Your castle will grow over time!
Unlocks Blueprint: Basic Crafting & Refinement
Getting Ready for the Hunt
Construct and interact with a Sawmill
Construct and interact with a Simple Workbench
Increase your Gear Level by Crafting stronger equipment – Level 15
Build a Sawmill.
Use the Sawmill to refine some wood into planks.
Now build a Simple Workbench.
Craft yourself a set of Plated Boneguard gear.
You will also want to upgrade one of your weapons to a Reinforced Bone version.
This will bring your total gear score to 15.
As you level through the game you will learn to craft many more materials and thus unlock higher tiers of gear and weapons. Ensure you check regularly that you are wearing the best gear possible!
Unlocks: Blood Tracking
Track a V Blood using the V Blood menu
Uncover knowledge and new powers by drinking the blood of a V Blood carrier
Open up the V Blood menu by pressing K.
Here you will find a list of all the V bosses in the game. You will also be able to track a blood trail to their location. This is most useful for the Vs which walk around. You can find a full list of the V bosses and this locations on the V bosses page.
The first V to kill is the Alpha Wolf.
Select the Alpha Wolf and then hit the ‘Track Blood’ button. Note: Just above the track blood button it will tell you a general direction to go in, use this info too!
You will now be able to see a wispy trail of blood emanating from your character in a certain direction. Move some distance in that direction and then watch the trail again to see if the direction changes. Using this method you can move closer to the V blood until you find them.
When you have killed your V boss, stand stand to it and hold down the E button to drink its blood. This will then tick the V off the list and unlock all the things associated with that V.
The Alpha Wolf unlocks the Wolf Form, allowing you to change into a wolf and move faster!
Unlocks Blueprint: Research Desk
The first book in the library
Construct and interact with a Research desk
Build yourself a Research desk then interact with it.
Out in the open world you will find books and paper, you can bring these back to the research desk to discover new items to craft and build.
Unlocks Blueprint: Mirrors
On your own for a bit!
The previous quests have been mostly a step by step guide, directing you to kill baddies, upgrade you gear and build your first few items in your home.
This next quest is more of a giant leap than a step!
You are now free to explore the map as you want, kill enemies and gather resources. If you are a little stuck with what to do next…
- Ensure you have built all the refining machines that you can and keep them running.
- Ensure you have the best gear you can craft.
- Open up the V boss menu [ K ] and go kill the next V on the list.
- Raid bandit camps and settlements for loot. Be sure to grab any books/paper, and look out for treasure chests, these often contain items above your level so you can start stockpiling.
- Unlock new recipes at the research desk and use them!
- Expand your castle, build rooms for each craft type, see the Building guide page for more detail.
- Note: You will still very much be in the Farbane Woods area.
Expanding my Domain
Upgrade the Castle Heart to level 2 and interact with it.
Upgrading your heart will take 12 Copper Ingots and 12 Leather.
You will need to build a Furnace to refine your Copper ore into Ingots.
You will need to kill the V ‘Keely the Frost Archer’, to unlock the Tannery to refine your Rugged Hide into Leather.
Once you have the materials needed, go back to your Heart and click to upgrade.
Unlocks Blueprint: Castles Foundation & Walls
Building a Castle
Complete a Castle room by laying down floors and building surrounding Castle walls to generate a roof. Palisade walls do not count!
To build your Castle walls you will need Stone Bricks.
You will need to build a Grinder to refine Stone into Stone Bricks. The Grinder requires Whetstones to build, you may have already looted some from chests or general rampaging through towns and settlements. If not, then you will need to up your vampire game, it’s time to go pillaging and looting! A great spot to farm Whetstones is the Bandit Armory just to the north west of the Copper mine in Farbane Woods.
When building your first castle room, ensure every bit of wall surrounding the room is stone not palisade, and make sure every floor tile is claimed with flooring, either rough flooring or the castle floors will work.
Unlocks Blueprint: Castle Waygate
Construct and interact with a Waygate
Find the Waygate in your build menu, under Production > Teleporters. To construct your waygate you will need to collect 100 Blood Essence, 20 Gem Dust, 12 Stone Bricks, and 4 Grave Dust.
These are still pretty easy mats to gather.
When you have build your Waygate you will be able to use it to teleport to any of the other Waygates on the map.
In late game, you can build mini bases in out of the way locations and pop a waygate there to allow you to get there quickly when needed.
Unlocks Blueprint: Stone Coffin
Lord of the Manor
Bind to a stone coffin
Time to rid yourself of that cheap wooden box and sleep in style in a gloriously padded stone rectangle.
The Stone Coffin will cost you 12 Stone Bricks, 4 Grave Dust, and 2 Crude Amethyst.
Unlocks Blueprint: Servant Coffin
Time to Move?
Some players may want to move to a more northern location before they start creating their servant army. This is because servants cant be moved from a castle once they are created This is problematic when you eventually move your main castle north, as your servants will bring materials back to your old castle and you will have to transport those materials to your new castle. This can be quite time consuming!
For some, it is better to move their castle north and then build a servant army up there. Of course some players are quite happy with the thought of two servant armies.. or more..
Construct and interact with a Servant Coffin
Building your first Servant Coffin is an important milestone in a Vampires death. Creating an army of Servants to farm materials for you while you lounge in your throne is one of the many Vampire perks to enjoy!
To build your Servant Coffin you are going to need 16 Planks, 8 Copper ingot, and a single Greater Blood Essence.
The Planks and Copper are easy enough, it’s the Blood Essence that you will need to farm for.
Start by building yourself a Blood Press. The Blood Press will process blood and hearts.
You will see that the recipe to create a Greater Blood Essence requires 4 Unsullied Hearts. Hopefully you have a few of these in your bags already, if you don’t have enough, then it’s murder spree time!
Unlocks Form: Dominate Human
Army of Darkness
Use Dominate Human to convert a human into a Servant and interact with the Servant.
Head out into the world, find yourself a human! Get them to low health and then use the form Dominate Human to Dominate them. Use right Ctrl to open up the Powers menu and select Dominate Human, then use R on the human, press it once and then wait for the spell to take effect, don’t spam it!
Bring your Human home and then interact with the Servant Coffin to pop him in there.
after a while you will be able to interact with the servant coffin again to wake up your slave.
Click the slave to interact with them, don’t forget to give them a cool name!
Unlocks Blueprint: Castle Throne
Throne of Command
Command your servants from the Castle Throne.
Build yourself a Throne!
You will need Iron to build the Throne, which will involve crafting a weapon of at least level 12 to be able to mine the iron.
If you don’t have a level 12 weapon yet, then you will need to go farming for the books or paper to research one.
You can also try your luck at the Vendors, who may have the recipe book you are looking for!
While you are farming, be sure to build an extra few servant coffins and look out for more high level humans to drag home and enslave.
By this point you should be working on the level 30/35 V bosses and starting to farm in the southern parts of Dunley Farmlands.
You will need to kill Quincey the Bandit King, a Level 37 V Boss, before you can forge the Iron Ingots.
When you have built your throne, sit on it! From here you can select an area of the map to send your servant to. Try to match the area level with your servants level for the best results. Improve your servants gear to be able to send them to higher level areas.
Unlocks Blueprint: Crypt Flooring
A Castle reaching the Sky
Upgrade the Castle Heart to level 4 and interact with it.
This quest is another huge leap forward. Upgrading to level 4 will take a lot of progression through the zones, killing the Vs on your list, upgrading your gear, and expanding your castle into a fully functioning home.
To get your heart to level 4, you will need 12 Radium Alloys. You will get these when you are farming in the Gloomrot area, but before you can get there, you will need to progress through the rest of Dunley Farmlands, killing the Vs up to level 57 and increasing your gear level as you go.
Once you are ready you can start on the level 60 V Bosses in Gloomrot It is Ziva the Engineer that will give you the recipe to craft the Radium Alloys in your Furnace. You will need some Sludge Filled Canisters. Craft the Canisters in the Fabricator, then take the canisters up to Gloomrot and stand near a pool of Sludge. Use the canisters to fill them up (much like filling up a water container).
You will also need a Primal Blood Essence. These can be crafted on the Blood Press using 3 exquisite hearts, which should now be dropping from these higher level Vs.
Unlocks Form: Dominate Mount
Subdue a Horse using Dominate Mount
You will find the Dominate Mount ability in your Vampire Powers. Open your spell nook and switch to the Vampire Powers tab at the top. Place your Dominate Mount Ability on your wheel. This is the wheel that pops up when you hit the left CTRL button. You can rearrange it as you see fit.
Find the horse you want, then use your vampire Power: Dominate Mount. Use the R button to target the mount and capture it. The mount is now yours! Press CTRL again to exit the Dominate Mount power and continue play as normal.. that horsie is now yours forever!
- Your horse will no longer need water.
- You can summon your horse from anywhere on the map by entering the Form: Dominate Mount again and then hitting R to recall them.
- If your horse dies, you can still recall them from death using the same method!
- You can craft a saddle for your horse at the Leatherworking Station, this will increase your horse’s speed and acceleration.
Unlocks Recipe: Vampire Horse Saddle
Upgrade the Castle Heart to level 5 and interact with it
Dark Silver Ingot x12
Power Core x4
Primal Blood Essence x1
To create the Dark Silver Ingots, you will need to farm the Silver Mine in the north of the Silverlight Hills area. You should aim to be at least level 66 for this, so you can kill Sir Magnus the Overseer on the way out.
The power Cores will be craftable on the fabricator after you have killed Voltatia the Power Master, this is a level 77 V Boss. To craft the cores you will need charged batteries. You have likely already picked up some depleted batteries on your travels around Gloomrot. Information on how to charge them can be found on the main page.
Unlocks Blueprint: The Eye of Twilight
Construct and interact with the Eye of Twilight.
You will find the Eye of Twilight in your building menu under Dominance.
You will need to craft 4 Gold Bars to be able to build it. These are created by combing Gold Jewelry and Sulphur in the Furnace.
The Eye of Twilight marks the Soul Shards on your map,
Unlocks Blueprint: Imperious Wall Panels
Blood of Luminance
Drink the blood of Solarus the Immaculate.
Solarus the Immaculate is a level 80 V Boss, found inside the Fortress of light in Silverlight Hills.
You will need a Holy Resistance Flask to enter, which you can craft after you kill Mairwyn the Elementalist.
Unlocks Blueprint: Imperious Wall Panels