V Rising offers a compelling world that you can either explore solo or with friends. In this guide, we will inform you how to build a castle in V Rising so you can look over your domain of darkness in style. While you’re at it, why not go through our V Rising Scales Farming Methods guide.
The game starts with you as a weakened Vampire awakened after thousands of years of slumber, and from there, your journey to becoming a Count Dracula begins. V Rising offers variety in gameplay whether you want to go fishing, explore caves or indulge yourself in a relaxing castle construction session. Then you can start kidnapping people to make them unpaid workers for your castle or slaves if you prefer. Before reading further, why not go through our V Rising Weapon Tier List.
Building Your Castle in V Rising
It’s going to take some time before you’re able to construct your dream castle, but dedication is key. The first step in building a castle is to put down the Castle Heart, as it allows you to claim the area and mark the boundary in which you can build your castle. Once you have marked your territory, then you can start building your castle to protect your home from being invaded by other players.
Now to start building, head into the Fundamentals Tab in the Build menu which can be accessed after pressing “B”. Now you can start building walls, floors, and windows for your castle. You can also build crafting stations such as the Woodworking Bench, Grinder, Blood Press, and more for your castle.
If you accidentally build a wall where you wanted to build a door, then there is no need to fret because V Rising allows you to build stuff over stuff. Before reading further, consider going through our V Rising Putrid Rat guide.
How To Obtain Castle Heart
The Castle Heart is a fountain of Blood that powers everything in your castle. It is basically an energy source for your Castle. In order to obtain the Castle Heart, you first need to be at least level 10 and accept the Lord Of Shadow quest. After that, you need to go to the build menu and build a Castle Heart in V Rising. The materials required to build a Castle Heart are
- 240 Stones
- 30 Blood Essence
Decaying Castle Heart
If your Castle Heart starts decaying, then that’s bad news because the Castle Heart acts as an energy source for your castle. As your Castle Heart starts decaying, your castle will also start decaying. The walls of your castle will start to crumble, and you won’t be able to use crafting stations in your castle because they rely on the Castle Heart, and the Castle Heart will not be able to spare the resources to keep those Crafting Stations running.
Also, your castle will become the ideal target in the eyes of the invaders. Consider reading our V Rising Best Weapons guide, as these weapons are sure to give you an extra edge in battle.
Fortunately, it is very easy to fix a decaying Castle Heart in V Rising. You only need to feed it Blood Essence, and Blood Essence is easy to get because you get Blood Essence automatically after drinking the blood of living beings during your adventures.
So always stockpile Blood Essence in your castle; you never know when you might need it. You can also upgrade your Castle Heart so it can hold even more Blood Essence.
Greater Blood Essence
Certain structures in your Castle will require the Greater Blood Essence for them to work. You can craft the Greater Blood Essence at the Blood Press Crafting Station. There are two methods to obtain the Greater Blood Essence in V Rising.
Crafting Greater Blood Essence requires 4 Unsullied Hearts, but they are tough to get because of their low drop rate. As of right now, there are no confirmed ways of getting Unsullied Hearts because they are dropped randomly by enemies. According to the community, You need to defeat enemies above Level 20 to get Unsullied Hearts.
Recipe of Greater Blood Essence
In mid-game, If you are around level 50, then we would recommend exploring the Farbane Woods to find and defeat Tristan the Vampire Hunter to obtain the recipe that will allow you to craft Greater Blood Essence with 150 Standard Blood Essence.
Getting Standard Blood Essence is a lot easier and more convenient compared to getting Unsullied Hearts; thus, getting the recipe should be your top priority when you hit level 50, but until then, you will be forced to farm Unsullied Hearts.
Building Castle Roofs In V Rising
One of the main reasons for building a castle roof in V Rising is to be protected from the deadly sun. Building roofs for your castle is essential for fulfilling that purpose. But building roofs are locked behind a little bit of progression.
In order to build a roof, you first need to build a room that uses Reinforced Walls and Proper Castle flooring. Once you have constructed the room, a roof should automatically generate over the room. The game also allows you to expand the room by adding additional walls. The roof will be placed over those walls at no additional cost. Wooden Structures can not generate a roof.
We would recommend building roofs over essential rooms of your castle first, as non-priority rooms can wait. You can protect yourself from sunlight in the other rooms by crafting Mist Blaziers.
Mist Blaziers allow you to block Sunlight for a limited amount of time. They require 120 stones to be crafted, and they can be found in the Fundamentals Tab. They use bones as fuels, consuming one bone per minute, so don’t forget to switch them off at night to save resources. One thing to note is that Mist Blaziers only cover a small area, so start building roofs as soon as you get the resources.
Increasing Crafting Efficiency In V Rising
V Rising encourages the players to keep their castle organized. This is directly connected to choosing the right floors for the rooms of your castle. V Rising encourages you to make different rooms for different types of crafting stations such as the Research Desk, Grinder, Blood Altar, Sawmill, Furnace, and more.
Choosing the appropriate floor and making separate rooms will increase the efficiency of your crafting stations. Making a separate confined room for your Sawmills and Grinder will increase the Crafting and Refinement Rate by 25%. If you choose the appropriate floor, which in this case will be Workshop Floor, then it will reduce the cost of refining materials by 25%.
The Furnace will require a Forge Floor, while the Blood Press will require an Alchemy Floor for more efficiency and so on, so making separate rooms for different types of crafting stations is highly recommended.
As you progress through the game, you will unlock the servant coffin recipe and will gain the Dominating Presence Power ability that will allow you to turn humans into slaves and send them to your castle. Your slaves can perform different tasks for you. They can also defend your castle from invasion. We would recommend using your slaves to defend your castle if you are playing in a PvP server.
V Rising is a recently released MMORPG that has the potential to be one of the biggest MMORPGs out there. Despite being in early access, the game has already crossed the 100,000 concurrent players mark.
That concludes our guide on how to build a castle in V Rising. The game is still in early access and is available now on PC through Steam. Do let us know what you think about the game in the comment section below.