V Rising Putrid Rat: Location & Boss Fight

This guide covers everything you need to know about the location of materials, tracking, loot and the boss fight of Putrid Rat in V rising.

Like any other survival game, to achieve your goal, you’ll need skills or abilities to strengthen your character. These skills can be acquired through exploration or slaying the monstrosities that plague the land of Vardoran. Today, the V Rising Putrid Rat form is one of the most important early-game skills we’ll cover.

Key Highlights
  • Putrid Rat is a boss in V Rising, requiring defeat for progression and rewards.
  • Summoning requires Twilight Snapper, Fish Bones, and Grave Dust.
  • Fish Bones are enemy drops or found in bandit camp chests.
  • Grave Dust is obtained from necromancers or bandit camp chests.
  • Twilight Snapper can be fished or found in chests.
  • Understanding its attacks is key to planning defense.
  • Defeating Putrid Rat grants the ability “Putrid Rat Form.”

Putrid Rate is among the many bosses you’ll encounter in V Rising. It’s relatively easy to beat, but the fact that the fight takes place in such a small, confined place can make it quite challenging.

Finding And Summoning Putrid Rat 

Lore about putrid rat
Putrid Rat’s rewards and lore are showcased in the blood altar.

Here are our quick steps from start to finish:

  1. Build a Vermin Nest:
    • Go to the Refinement sub-tab of the Production tab.
      Construction of Vampire nest
      Vampire building a Vampire Nest in his castle
    • Construct the Vermin Nest from there.
      Menu of Vampire Nest
      Menu showcasing the craftable materials required for Putrid Rat summoning
  2. Obtain Required Items:
    • Click on the Vermin Nest to see the three items required: Twilight Snapper, Fish Bones, and Grave Dust.
  3. Obtain Fish Bones:
    • Craft a Fishing Pole at a woodworking bench.
      Fishing for Fish Bones
      Vampire Fishing for Fish Bones during the night
    • Locate rivers or blue-colored areas on the in-game map.
    • Fish in these areas using your fishing pole.
    • Fish Bones are a random drop from fishing, so try multiple times.
    • Alternatively, obtain Fish Bones as random drops from enemies or find them in treasure chests in bandit camps.
      Bandit Copper Mine Location
      Marked spot of Bandit Copper Mine
  4. Obtain Grave Dust:
    • Slay necromancers in graveyards and cemeteries to obtain Grave Dust.
      Exploring Forgotten Cemetery
      Searching for Necromancers in Forgotten Cemetery
    • Visit graveyards nearest to you or marked spots like the “desecrated graveyard” and “forgotten cemetery.”
      Location of Desecrated Graveyards
      Desecrated Graveyards Location
      Grave Dust in Forgotten Cemetery
      Vampires acquire the grave dust after slaying the necromancers in Forgotten Cemetery
    • Grave Dust can also be found in treasure chests of bandit camps.
      Bandit Armory Location
      Location of Bandit Armory
  5. Obtain Twilight Snappers:
    • Fish in blue-colored areas or rivers using your fishing pole.
    • Twilight Snappers are rare drops, so keep fishing during both day and night.
    • Explore bandit camps and look for treasure chests, where Twilight Snappers can sometimes be found as loot.
      Location of Bandit Logging Camp
      Bandit Logging Camp Location
  6. Summon Putrid Rat:
    • Once you have the required items (4 Fish Bones, 8 Grave Dust, and 1 Twilight Snapper), interact with the Vermin Nest.
    • Use the items to summon Putrid Rat.
Grave Dust in Forgotten Cemetery
Vampires acquire the grave dust after slaying the necromancers in Forgotten Cemetery

Still, for convenience, we’ll mark and mention two graveyards here. The most common ones are the “desecrated graveyard” and “forgotten cemetery.”

Fishing for twilight sapper
Vampire fishing for twilight sapper during the day
Getting the twilight sapper for Putrid Rat summon
Vampire acquiring the twilight sapper

Putrid Rat Boss Fight

Once you summon the Putrid Rat, you’ll have at least 20 seconds before the boss appears. So use this wisely and apply all the necessary buffs or use summon for additional help. Also, our recommended level to fight putrid rats is level 30

The move set of the Putrid rate isn’t anything crazy. It mostly does a forward headbutt attack and occasionally a poisonous AOE attack. These two attacks particularly aren’t hard to evade. The attacks are heavily telegraphed and give plenty of room to punish back after a successful evasion.

Putrid Rat telegraphing its headbutt attack
Headbutt attack charges up.
Putrid rat during its headbutt attack animation
Putrid Rat delivering headbutts
Poisonous AOE attcak
Putrid Rat telegraphing its Poisonous AOE attack.

After considerable damage is done, Putrid Rat retreats into the ground and summons a large quantity of smaller variants of itself. This move can be a game-changer and turn the battle’s tides against you.

The correct way to counter this attack is by taking out the minions first instead of focusing on the main rat. Once the minions are out of the way, you can focus on the Putrid Rat again. After this, there isn’t anything new in the fight; rinse and repeat, and eventually, you’ll take it out.

Mini Putrid Rats Summoned
Putrid Rat summoning Its smaller variants during the fight

Putrid Rat Boss Fight Rewards

After slaying this overgrown foul beast and extracting its blood, you’ll be rewarded with one of V rising’s most useful abilities, the “Putrid Rat Form.”

Harvesting Blood Putrid Rat's blood
Vampire Extracting the Putrid Rat’s blood to obtain its abilities.

This ability lets you transform into a rat and sneak into or get around enemy encampments unnoticed. However, taking any form of damage will reveal your true self to your enemies. Furthermore, getting too close to your enemies can also make them notice you. So stay out of harm’s way and keep your distance from the enemies while sneaking around in the Rat form.

Transformed vampire in Putrid Rat Form
Vampire transformed into Putrid Rat Form.

This wraps up our guide on Location and summoning guide of Putrid Rat. Let us know what you think about our guide in the comments below.

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