Top 10 Tips and Tricks for V Rising Beginners

V Rising

V Rising has been the talk of the town for the last few weeks and just like in any other survival game in the past, players want to get a head start to stay ahead of the competition before it starts to get fierce. We have seen that happening in Rust and more recently in Valheim but unlike any other title in this genre, V Rising goes super in-depth, with everything from item upgrades to combat being layered.

With so much to offer, V Rising might seem a little daunting and it is, especially if you are a beginner with little to no prior experience in survival games. Keeping that in mind, we have compiled a list of the top 10 tips and tricks for beginners who’ve just bought V Rising that’ll guide you through the dark alleys of Vardoran.


Top 10 Tips and Tricks for V Rising Beginners


1. Choosing the Right Server

Now, I know you must have heard it about a hundred times but choosing the right server is one of the most important things to keep in mind. Servers in V Rising are packed with a ton of different game settings to play around with besides the two game modes: PvP and PvE. When choosing a server, you need to go through these settings first.

If you are a total beginner with no experience, you should start with PvE, as it gives you a better shot at learning the basics of the game without others playing and breathing down your neck. But if you think you are ready for the real challenge and want to experience the thrill of vampire combat, you should go for a PvP server.


2. Stick to the Graveyard

After you have decided what server to play on, V Rising will let you up from your deep sleep and throw you into the world of darkness. The very first thing that you come across in the game is a Graveyard. Now most beginners are eager to run away from it and explore other places but I would highly recommend you to stick with the Graveyard for a while because many of your early crafting quests will have you collect bones and Graveyard is, by far, one of the best places to collect bones in the game.

So make the most out of your stay in the Graveyard, and when you think it’s time for you to move on, don’t forget to bag a few bones for later use as well because you won’t find a better source for quite some time.


3. Sunlight Is Your Worst Enemy

Thanks to the hundreds of Vampire movies that we’ve watched, we know just how vulnerable Vampires are to sunlight and V Rising is no exception to it. If you step into the sunlight for a few seconds, it will start to burn you and before you even know it, your character will turn into a pile of ashes.

However, V Rising has a great system to warn you before that happens. It’s not sudden, you get a few seconds before the sunlight starts doing serious damage to your health but you need to get out of it as quickly as possible. Luckily, there are quite a lot of ways to save yourself from the scorching heat of the sun.

You can hide under the shade of a tree or any other tall structure during the day when you are out hunting for resources. Most of the road structures in V Rising are also designed in such a way that you can closely stick to the path while getting enough cover from the trees and bushes on the sides of it.


4. Use Shapeshifting for Faster Travel

One of the things we wish we knew earlier is that you could travel a lot faster as a wolf in the wilderness as opposed to a Vampire. And that’s not because of the added mobility but it’s the fact that wildlife doesn’t attack you unprovoked traveling as a Wolf.

It might not sound too important but when you are on resource runs, you can travel long distances without the fear of being attacked by massive bears or hungry wolves. Of course, you will first need to locate and defeat the Alpha Wolf V Blood Boss to unlock the Wolf form, which we will talk about in a different guide.


5. Choosing The Right Place for the Castle

One of the things that make V Rising stand out from other titles in this genre is how you handle “building” in this game. It’s a core feature that defines V Rising in many ways. Players get to build their dream castles and use them to store their prized possessions and resources for future use and hide from the horrors of the outside world.

Players use “Castle Hearts” to lay the foundation of their castle on a piece of land anywhere in the world. However, most of the PvP servers will only let you use one or two of these castle hearts at most, which makes it very important to find a good place to build your castle. You will spend quite a lot of time in your castle while doing quests, collecting resources, fighting off other Vampires, and much more.

So, there are a lot of things to keep in mind while looking for a good place for your castle, including how close you are to valuable resources, how defendable the location is, or whether there are any Waygates close by, and stuff like that, which might take you a while to figure out but that’s worth it.


6. Make the Most Out of Your Weapons

V Rising offers a rich gear system that allows you to use your weapons as tools to extract materials from a variety of sources, be it wood, stone, iron, and more. Each weapon has its own set of attributes that come in handy in different situations. Sword, for instance, is great for melee combat, but it can also be used to cut down bushes and vegetation much faster compared to an ax, which is great for chopping down trees.

Each of these weapons has different skills that can help you in different situations and as you progress through the game, these skills can also be upgraded for performance and more boost. So knowing what weapon to use when can be extremely useful and save you a lot of time.


7. Experiment with Blood Types

Vampires have a knack for different blood types and while they might have different tastes in TV shows and movies, blood types in V Rising to offer much more than that. You can collect different types of blood by feeding on different types of enemies and each of these blood types has its own set of perks.

For example, if you feed on a worker blood type, it boosts your ability to gather resources faster and even increases your resource yield by 25%, which is great when you are in the resource-gathering phase. The same goes for other blood types such as Rogue, Warrior, Creature, and Brute. So, don’t hold back on experimenting with different blood types, as they are excellent for quick boost-ups during different situations.

You can start feeding on the enemy once it gets to low health but keep in mind that while you are feeding on an enemy, others can still attack you. So, make sure to wait till the coast is clear before sticking your teeth into the flesh.


8. Convenient Chest Management

Now, this tip might not be game-changing but it will surely make your life a little easier in V Rising. When you collect resources and store them in your chest from your inventory, you can see a tiny “Pencil” icon on the top right of the panel that allows you to change the name of that particular chest.

You can use it to name different chests according to what you want to store in them. For example, you can keep a separate chest for woods and name that chest “Wood Chest” and the next time you come back from a resource run, you can use the “sort compulsively” option to only store similar kinds of things in the chest automatically. Trust me, it will save you a lot of precious time.


9. Be Strategic About Your Attacks

One of the mistakes that I have seen a lot of beginners make is jumping at the first opportunity they get to ambush other enemies. Now I am not saying you shouldn’t, but before you engage in a fight, what you need to do is check the enemy’s blood type and blood quality. You must get the best blood quality possible for the particular blood type that you are aiming to get.

And it’s super easy, all you need to do is just hover your mouse over the enemy and check the stats. This way, you will be engaging in fewer fights that are not beneficial for you.


10. Don’t Take More Than What You Can Chew

When it comes to combat in V Rising, you have to be very careful with your approach. One of the things that I find extremely useful before engaging in a fight with V Blood Boss is taking out all close-by enemies by drawing them one by one using long-ranged weapons that don’t have an AOE or area of effect.

I would recommend using a crossbow to attack enemies one by one and draw them away from the pack. This way, you can cut a difficult fight into an easy one, especially if you are a beginner and not sure if you can take them all at once. After you have dealt with the crowd, you can focus on the V Blood Boss.

These are just a handful of the tips and tricks that I think are amazing for a beginner in V Rising. However, it’s all about experimenting with stuff to find out what works best for you in different situations, but more importantly, Have Fun! That’s the whole point of this game.

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