Above each living character in V Rising, you will see a blood type and a percentage below their name. The type will be like Creature, Brute, Scholar, Rogue, etc. Each of these types has its own benefits and features. For example, sucking a Creature blood type will grant you benefits to your movement speed and sun resistance while a Brute blood type will grant you Life Steal and increased power.
The percentage matters to the blood as well. The higher blood quality you feed on the better the benefits and perks you receive will be. Each blood type has five levels to aspire to get and as you feed and learn each one you will see what perks you like having the most.
Note, You can not stack blood so if you feed on a Creature 6% and then a Creature 4% you will not get a Creature 10% boost. You will always get the rating of your last feed. Also if you feed on any rats or hearts to increase your blood pool you will immediately lose any boost you received from your last feed.
There are specific locations on the map where you can always guarantee you will find certain resources. For example, there is an Iron Mine that is filled with Iron Nodes and Cotton Farms that have fields of cotton. But during your general roaming activities, you should always grab as much as you can.
Most objects in-game cast shadows you can move through during the daytime but be aware that as the time moves the sun’s position changes so you will need to constantly be moving if you plan on being out during the daytime. Most places have good coverage but my best advice would be to avoid the long bridges.
You want a location that is near different hot spots on the map such as Mines, Militia Camps, and Grave Sites. These locations make it easy to get resources fast and if you live nearby, you will not need to travel far to dump stuff off. My best advice would be to go somewhere central between east and west to start out so you are close to almost everything you need to get started.
The horses move incredibly fast and hitting the “spacebar” lets you push them even faster. Be aware though that the horses do have a “Yoshi” mechanic so if you take damage you will be knocked off and the horse will run away.
Oh and pro tip, you can teleport with them with Wayshrines.
The more Refining stations you have the better off you will be in the long run. For example, Cotton takes a little over a minute to refine. Most armor pieces you need will take about 8 parts of refined Cotton “Cotton Yarn”. That means you are looking at almost 10 minutes to make one piece of armor.
Take the extra resources you have early on and make multiple furnaces, stone grinders, and sawmills. You will thank me later.
It is critical that you keep extra rats or hearts on you for emergency purpose situations. Especially when you are in big fights with waves of enemies the chances for you to feed are very low before your next fight is forced on you. Always come prepared with an extra snack.
Also when you are in a Clan any V Blood boss you all takedown together gives the earned power and rewards to all that are present for the fight. As long as you land some hits and are nearby when the Boss is killed you will be given the same upgrades as the person who delivered the final blow. You must be in a Clan with the person to get credit, simply being nearby will not cut it.
Wayshrines allow for you to teleport with only really your gear and that's it, no resources. These are spread out along the map fairly well and as you visit them you will unlock the ability to utilize them. Wayshrines are also cool because you can put them in your castle and travel to your friend’s castle if they have a Wayshrine there as well. But again, the biggest downside is that you can’t take anything really with you.
This is where Caves come in. Caves are fixed on the map and allow for you to take any of your belongings with you. The downside with Caves is they all only go to one spot and you can’t choose where you land. Here is a Map of the Wayshrines and Caves in V Rising
Try to stay with bosses that are only a couple of levels higher than you. Also note that in some boss fights, the more people that are there the harder the fight will be, this is especially noticeable with any boss that summons additional units to fight, because after all the more the marrier.
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