V Rising Beginner’s Guide: 5 Tips and Tricks to Get Started – Digital Trends | Hot Mobile Press

V rising had little hype before it came out but quickly became one of the breakout hits of the year on PC. Combining elements of the survival genre, action RPGs and wrapping it in a gothic vampire story has resulted in an incredibly deep and addictive game that will suck away hours of your life. After creating your own unique vampire, you’re almost immediately released into a world that understandably wants nothing more than to see you dead. You have many ways to fight back, but this amount of choices and multiple progression systems to balance would be difficult for even an immortal creature of the night to keep track of.

Not only do you have your own vampire’s stats, skills, gear, and other RPG elements to keep track of, you also have your very own castle in which to build, upgrade, and research to unlock new tools. That doesn’t even mention the multiplayer elements you can get your head around. V rising proves that despite what you might have thought, taking over the world of Vardoran won’t be easy. If you want to become the apex predator of the night, here are the top tips and tricks to get you started V rising.

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Choose your game mode carefully

Before you rise from your grave as a new vampire, you must first choose one of the four game modes V rising offers. These don’t change how the core game works, but do make your experience as you play very different depending on which one you choose. The options you have are: PvE, PvP, Full Loot PvP, and Duo PvP. This is how everyone works.

  • We strongly recommend new players to start with PvE. V rising was designed for multiplayer, although that’s the only mode you can switch to if you want to play a solo experience. This mode can also allow up to three others to join your world without the other players being able to attack you or your structures. Consider this standard single player or co-op for V rising.
  • PvP puts you on a server where all other vampires can, but don’t have to, attack you and your base. They move, build, and expand all simultaneously in the same world. So if a player moves forward, he can easily come and crush your underdeveloped character. If you die in this mode, everything you had in your inventory will be dropped for your attacker to loot, but you will be spared all your gear and tools.
  • Full Loot PvP is the hardcore version of PvP that should be saved until you fully master the mechanic V rising. It has all the same basic rules of PvP, where all players are free to attack each other whenever they want, but instead of just losing your inventory on death, you lose everything your character had up to that point, whatever it was an incredibly high-risk, high-reward mode.
  • PvP Duo is the middle ground between PvP and Full Loot PvP. As you can imagine, this mode gives you a dedicated ally to team up with against another vampire team. This can be a fun mode to dive into if you and a friend have gotten your feet wet cooperating in PvE and want to test your teamwork against smarter and deadlier opponents.

Focus on the Journal Quests first

A vampire floating in a crypt.

Journal Quests are like your tutorial missions in V rising. Technically not to have to do one of them and just get started on your own, but this would seriously cripple your progress. Before you even think about branching off and doing your own thing, finish all of those Journal Quests first as they don’t just teach you all the basic mechanics you need to know V rising but also unlock the ability to do certain things. You won’t know until you complete them, but some journal quests actually hold back your progress and ability to perform certain important mechanics until you’ve worked your way through them.

Blood, Steel and Magic

As a vampire, you need blood to survive. Of course, not many creatures out there will just give you their blood without fighting back. Blood, combat, and your vampiric abilities are all very deep mechanics that, while they come with tutorials, are still a little weird to twist your head around.

blood groups

A list of blood bonuses.

No, we’re not talking about A, B or O here. Im V rising, different things you suck blood from all have a different type and quality that will determine what buff you get from that blood. While you don’t always have a choice when your blood runs low, which can eventually lead to your death, you should always aim to get the best, highest quality blood available. You can only have one blood type buff active at a time, and siphoning another blood type replaces what you currently have, although you will gain each tier of that blood type’s buffs at and below the quality tier you gain them at, maxing out at 5. Here are all the different types and the buffs they give you.

  • Creature:
    • Level 1 quality increases movement speed by 3% to 15%
    • Level 2 gives you a 10-25 increase in your sun resistance rating
    • Level 3 is a 10-20% damage reduction buff
    • Level 4 gives you 150% more health regeneration
    • Level 5 increases all previous bonuses by 30%
  • Brutally
    • Level 1 causes your main attack to gain between 7.5 and 12.5% ​​lifesteal
    • Level 2 increases your primary attack speed by 7.5-12.5% ​​and your gear level by 1
    • Level 3 increases any healing received by 20-30% and heals you for 4% of an enemy’s total health when you land a killing blow
    • Level 4 gives you a 6% chance per restored relative health to gain a 20% movement speed buff and a 25% damage increase on your main attack
    • Level 5 increases all previous bonuses by 30%
  • villain
    • Level 1 increases your critical hit chance with weapon attacks by 10-20%
    • Level 2 is an 8-15% increase in movement speed
    • Level 3 gives your travel skills a 12-25% faster cooldown and a 100% chance to critically hit when attacking right after a travel skill
    • At level 4, each critical hit has a 50% chance to reveal the enemy’s armor, increasing all damage taken by 15% for 4 seconds.
    • Level 5 increases all previous bonuses by 30%
  • warrior
    • Level 1 increases your Physical Power by 10-20%
    • Level 2 reduces your weapon skill cooldown by 8-15%
    • Level 3 reduces damage taken by 7.5-15% and increases damage dealt by 25% when at full health
    • Level 4 gives you a 15% chance to auto-parry any attack, reducing damage taken by 50% and increasing your own damage by 25%.
    • Level 5 increases all previous bonuses by 30%
  • worker
    • Level 1 increases the amount of resources you receive by 10-30%
    • Level 2 lets you deal 15-25% more damage against resource objects
    • Level 3 increases your horseback riding speed by 10-20%
    • Level 4 gives you a 3% chance to instantly break a resource node and gain a speed boost
    • Level 5 increases all previous bonuses by 30%
  • scholars
    • Level 1 increases your spell power by 12-25%
    • Level 2 reduces your spell cooldown by 8-15%
    • Level 3 gives your spells 5-10% lifesteal
    • Level 4 gives you a 20% chance to reset a spell’s cooldown on cast
    • Level 5 Increases all previous bonuses by 30%


V rising is an isometric style game, but more in the Diablo Sense as a more tactical RPG as everything happens in real time and relies heavily on skill shots and positioning. You can equip one of five different weapon types that you can craft in the early game, with some higher quality unlocked as you get new recipes and blueprints. The five early game types are:

  • swords
  • Two axes
  • mace
  • spears
  • crossbows

Each of them fits into a basic archetype, with balanced swords, dual axes that focus on chopping damage and woodcutting, maces that are heavy but deal high damage, longer-range spears, and crossbows that are obviously your full-range option. Each weapon can also receive three specific weapon techniques, which you unlock as you level up your gear. Play around with the early, cheaper weapons, then invest in the rarer materials to upgrade the one you think suits your vampire best.

Magic and vampire abilities

Without getting too deep into the intricacies of these, you should get to know both your magical and vampiric abilities well. Magical abilities are your default elemental attacks and such, although they become more varied as you level up. However, your Hot Bar can only contain one Travel Ability, two Basic Abilities, and one Ultimate Ability, so choose what you cast wisely.

Vampire abilities are far fewer in number, 10 in all, and can only be earned by completing quests or defeating special bosses. These are powerful abilities, but require you to be stationary when using them and have a long cast time, making them difficult to use in a pinch. They are best used in preparation for a fight as they tend to be buff oriented rather than outright offensive.

stay in the shadows

A vampire being burned by the sun.

You’re a vampire, so exposing yourself to the sun’s rays is a surefire way to catch fire. Not literally, but if the sun’s rays hit your character for too long, you’ll take tons of damage until you either duck for cover or die. Prowling the world at night is the obvious way to avoid the menacing rays of the sun, but shadows will do, too. It makes traversing much harder as you have to jump from shadow to shadow, but it’s possible. Note that the sun moves over time, which means a shaded space in one moment can be uncovered a few moments later. Stay in your castle during the day and always keep an eye on the clock at night so you don’t get caught too far from the shelter when day breaks.

Ensnare servants

A vampire who puts a spell on a human.

What kind of vampire doesn’t have many servants? V rising only lets you have nine minions per castle, but that’s more than enough to see how useful they can be. Not only can they fight for you, but you can even send them hunting, gathering resources, or just being a handy blood supply when you get hungry. This system has a lot going for it, so don’t hesitate to recruit some mortal slaves.

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