V Rising is the latest early access video game that has RPG elements where you control a vampire. For the most part in the game, you will build a castle, maintaining your resources by farming scales, glass, and unsullied hearts to sustain your castle.
You will also need to go after collecting silver coins, dark silver ingots, and cooper. While the entire focus of survival is rooted around loot and plundering the resources, having the best base location in V Rising will save you time and make the entire farming process a little less perilous. Also, consider reading our V Rising best builds guide.
Importance of Base Locations in V Rising
Setting up the perfect base location in the game helps you in three key progressions: early game, mid-game, and late game. As mentioned before that, to survive in Vardoran as a vampire who feeds on blood for life, scavenges on resources to thrive, and obliterates bosses for new powers, then having a base at the center helps.
During the early game, a lot of resources such as Whetstone, stone, copper, wood, and other basic elements will be useful to your journey in V Rising. However, this changes in mid-game when you no longer need these materials to level up your gear score and craft some of the best weapons, armors, rings, and more. While you’re at it, consider reading our V Rising Gear Progression guide.
Additionally, when you reach the end game and get access to the human population towns or cities, you will need silver coins, gold, and other useful currencies to trade with merchants. Also, you will unlock your human form in the late game.
Keeping all the developments listed above under consideration, it is in your best interest to know which is by far the best base location in V Rising during the early, mid, and late game.
Of course, you can always create another base, but managing both will be a hassle, and juggling resources back and forth from both bases will be an exhausting experience.
Server Configurations Impact on Base Locations
Depending on your server selection or config, you can have a hard time finding the most accessible base in V Rising. It is because if you are playing in PvE or PvP serves with more than 20 players, there are good chances that all the sweet spots for the base locations we have listed below will be taken by other players online.
It happens because the open world is shared between all the players in a server, and building a castle reserve the land for you; no other player can have the same base as the first one in Vardoran.
However, if you are playing V Rising solo or in a single-player mode, then it is a completely different story. You are the only vampire in Vardoran who roams the land, feeds on the living, harvests resources, and enclaves servants in your own castle.
So, basically, you will have the entire map at your disposal to run around and do whatever a vampire needs to do, and you can pretty much set up a base anywhere you like.
Factors to Consider While Building Base
Now that you have learned the overall importance of having the best place for a base in the game and how server configurations impact the choice and leave you without many options, you must also learn the best base locations in the game.
It is highly likely that the list we have mentioned here will also have high traffic from players to build castles in V Rising. Our list is not about entailing the best place for a base that players are not likely to make the base.
No, our list takes into account the best base location in the game that A) saves your time in reaching key places and B) puts emphasis on building your castle near old vampire waygate teleport and cave points and high mineral spots during early, mid and late game.
So, without further ado, let’s jump right into it.
Early Game Base Locations in V Rising
We have listed two key locations that you should consider while building your castle in V Rising during the early game. Your choice will impact your gameplay experience, and you can either save a lot of your time or waste it by traveling back and forth to hunting bosses, collecting materials, and more.
West Farbane Woods
Farbane Woods is the starting terrain in the game, and it matters not if you start east of the location or west because the location is big. You will find lots of early game bosses here, which will usually be around level 30 or below and should not be hard enough to kill.
Interestingly, the early game requires you to farm lots of wood, Copper Ore, and Copper Ingot. Starting from the West of Farbane Woods might be a better idea for the perfect early game base location in V Rising
We recommend establishing your castle somewhere here, as shown in the image near the old-age vampire waygate. It is because this area is rich in early game minerals, wood, and other farming resources that you will require to run your castle, and build floors, walls, equipment, and other research items.
Also, consider reading our V Rising Tailor Floor guide and learn how to unlock and use it in the game.
If you set up your base location in V Rising far away from the red box, as shown in the image, then you will waste a lot of your time traveling back and forth while carrying the resources.
Besides the basic farming resources that you get here, you will also have decent access to low-level bosses in this area, and beating them will unlock you a power and structure.
For example, you will find Errol the stonebreaker just east of the old-vampire gate, as mentioned in the image above. This boss is level 20 and beating him unlocks Aftershock vampire power and Big Stash structure item; both are incredibly useful in the very early game.
Additionally, if you go a little to your North from the vampire gate, you will encounter Grayson the Armourer in V Rising, and beating this boss unlocks the Whetstone recipe.
You also unlock Crimson Aegis power, Five-finger work boards, and a Long board structure. Whetstone is incredibly useful during the early game, as without it, you cannot craft weapons and increase your gear score in V Rising.
At the very far west to the vampire gate shown in the image above, you will find Clive, the Firestarter boss, who is a level 30 boss in the game. If you kill this one, you will unlock Veil of Chaos vampire ability, Alchemy table structure, and two recipes: Sulphur and Minor explosive box.
On the subject of ability, consider reading our V Rising best abilities guide and learn about the top-tier basic, travel, ultimate and vampire spells in the game.
These three early game bosses in the game, along with the useful resources you get from nearby farming areas, make West Farbane Woods the best base location in V Rising.
East Farbane Woods
Similar to the advantages you get to have if you spawn for the first time in the West Farbane Woods and decide to set base there, you will get tons of bosses at the east Farbane Woods.
This early game area in V Rising is home to tons of bosses that start from levels as low as 16 to level 78 boss called Winged Horror.
There are tons of terrain options here as well if you are looking to build the best base in V Rising in East Farbane Woods, and they range from flat surfaces to layered areas that are ideal for building a castle with stairs.
If you look at the image we have showcased here, and we recommend you build your castle somewhere in this red box. It is because you will be very close to the old vampire waygate and away from dangers that lurk in this area. Also, you have plenty of space here compared to West Farbane Woods to build the best early game base in V Rising.
Just west of the vampire waygate teleport, you will find Keely the Frost Archer, who is a level 20 boss in V Rising. Defeating this boss will give you Frost Bat basic ability.
You will also get the Tannery structure, which will allow you to craft leather from animal hide, and you need this in the early game. Before reading further, why not go through our V Rising Pristine Hide guide.
If you go south to Keely’s location, you will encounter another level 26 boss called Lidia the Chaos Archer. Defeating this boss will give you Chaos volley ability and also unlocks The Devourer structure for you to build in your castle.
Moreover, there are three more bosses to the southwest from Lidia, and all of them are below level 30, which should be enough if you have a gear score near 25 in the game.
There is Rufus the Foreman, a level 20 boss, and defeating this one will give you Blood Rage ability and unlocks Woodworking Bench.
If you go a little South of Rufus’s location, you will find the Alpha Wolf boss, which you must defeat to unlock Wolf form in V Rising and travel 45% faster than your standard speed.
Furthermore, if you go west from Alpha Wolf, you will encounter Goreswine the Ravager, who is a level 27 boss in V Rising. Defeating this one will unlock two Unholy abilities: Corpse Explosion and Veil of Bones; both are essential in dividing and defeating a crowd. You will also unlock the Tomb structure, Skeleton, and Ghoul recipes.
Considering all the early game bosses and the rewards in the form of abilities, structures, and recipes you get by defeating them in the early game makes East Farbane Woods the best base location in V Rising.
Mid-Game Base Locations in V Rising
Leveling up adequately during the mid-game in V Rising is very important, and you will have a tough time in defeating bosses if you are not careful with your resources or have an underwhelming gear score. That is why we have listed three key locations you should consider to build your second base in V Rising and make your survival journey easier.
Northwest Dunley Farmlands
Dunley Farmlands is still green-like terrain similar to the Farbane woods, but the stakes are higher here, and establishing a castle in the early game in this region will be punishing for you.
That is why you must come here when you have increased the gear score to level 35-45. So, building your second base to the northwest of Dunley Farmlands will be a much better idea as compared to building your first castle here in V Rising.
If you ask us, we will recommend you to build a base at the location we have showcased in the image here. It is because you will be close to the Silverlight Hills region of the Vardoran, which is the endgame or early endgame region you will frequently be visiting.
Secondly, the cave in northwest Dunley Farmlands that you see in the image here will take teleport you to the Cursed Forest. So, these two alone are the deciding factors that will impact your gameplay experience when you reach the endgame.
That is why we think northwest Dunley farmlands is the best mid-game base location in V Rising you should consider while setting up your secondary base. Of course, you can always run here in the early game and build your castle, but the surrounding enemies are likely to be much higher than your level.
And to thrive, build and expand your survival extravaganza, you will need to come back and forth to Farbane Woods to hunt bosses, scavenge the resources and collect materials required for leveling your gear score and expanding your castle.
So, our choice for the best base in Farbane Woods was more inclined towards easy access to bosses and the vampire waygate.
However, the northwest Dunley Farmlands base location that we have suggested in the image above is not because of the bosses and the powerful vampire abilities but the loot you get around it.
For example, if you go southwest of the location we have showcased in the image, you get to loot a horse and ride it as a mode of transport. This will also probably be your first time to get a horse in V Rising.
Also, the players who just want to rush the map and build a castle in northwest Dunley Farmlands will need plank and copper ingot.
The good news is here that you can loot these items just the south of the location in Dunley Lumber Mill we showcased in the image here.
Similarly, if you visit the Southeast from the best base location we showcased in the image above, you will reach Dunley Monastery. Here, you will be able to loot Glass, Quartz, Scroll, and Mourning Lily; all of these are really important during the mid-game in V Rising.
So if you want easy access to the most used and valuable loot, then Northwest Dunley Farmlands is the best base location in V Rising.
South Dunley Farmlands
The selection of setting your first camp for the perfect base location in the game can arguably be in South Dunley Farmlands. The image that you can see above is our recommened area to build your base in the game.
Yes, this location is best for an early game castle in V Rising as well because you are very close to Farbane Woods, and at the same time, you have access to farms, mills, and other loot-rich areas of Dunley Farmlands as well.
The south Dunley Farmlands location, in fact, is the center of V Rising’s map, almost center if you ask us.
Also, if you set up your base at the location we showcased in the image above, you are very close to vampire waygate teleport, and you can pretty much fast travel to discovered waygates faster.
While the bosses in the Dunley Farmlands region will be overpowered for your right now as most of them are above level 35 here, what you can do is scavenge the nearby valuable early and mid-game resources. You should stash these loot items in your castle and make valuable products out of there as soon as you get recipes by defeating the bosses in Farbane Woods in V Rising.
Also, if you set up South Dunley as the best base location in V Rising, you will have access to a farm located the West of the vampire gate near the castle. You will find your first horse there, allowing you to roam Vardoran much faster in the early game instead of defeating Alpha Wolf and using Wolf form for travel.
Furthermore, if you go a little North of the vampire waygate, you will reach the Mosswick Village, which houses some of the best early to mid-game loot you will find in one place while playing V Rising. You will be able to collect Fish Oil, Wool Thread, Scroll, Quartz, and horse as well.
While the Farbane Woods region of Vardoran is an excellent starter location to build the best base in V Rising, the abundance of horses and the valuable loot items gives Dunley Farmlands an edge.
That is why if you want to save a lot of your time when it comes to farming items, collecting, and returning them to your castle, we believe Dunley Farmlands is an amazing base location in V Rising.
Additionally, having a vampire waygate near your castle in South Dunley Farmlands will allow you to fast travel even the ends of Farbane Woods quickly.
Having a location like this, you will be fast traveling to defeat bosses only as you will get most of your loot items in the nearby vicinity and will hardly feel a need to go the extra mile to scavenge minerals, wood, and more.
Hallowed Mountains is a unique location in V Rising, and it is located at the far east end of Dunley Farmlands. It shares its boundary with Farbane Woods as well as Dunley Farmlands from the east side and is an excellent mid-game location you should consider for your second base in the game.
The ideal place to set up base is usually near the vampire waygate, but the Hallowed Mountains region of the map has got dedicated terrain that begs you to build your castle there. The image we have showcased here entails the multi-floor terrain where you can build your castle, have stairways and make your castle stand out as a classic vampire mansion in V Rising.
There are no key locations you can go to in the Hallowed Mountains, such as Farms, mills, and camps for your to-go and loot valuable resources. So you are left with little choice of chopping woods and gathering minerals by destroying threes and stones you see in the terrain.
So, if you are into building an aesthetically good-looking castle, then you will not find any other best base location in V Rising other than the Hallowed Mountains.
Also, if you are playing in a PvP server, building your base here will give you an edge as you can fortify your castle and slim your chances of getting invaded by online players.
However, if you jump into a populated PvP or even PvE server, the chances are that location like this will already be taken by another online player.
Besides the key location to loot valuables, you do get three bosses in the Hallowed Mountain region, but all three are above level 50. So, fighting these bosses at level 45 or below will be a challenging task to do.
Late-Game Base Locations in V Rising
The late-game content is very punishing if you have not expanded your castle and leveled up your gear score properly. That is why having the best base location in V Rising will surely help you ace that challenge and overcome the mistakes you may or may not have made in the early game.
South Silverlight Hills
The south region of Silverlight Hills connects with the northwest part of Farbane Woods in V Rising. You can build your castle in the southern region of Silverlight Hills during the early game, but that will not be of much help because you will only find high-level enemies. However, the loot here will be invaluable in advancing your leveling progression in V Rising.
Ideally, if you want to build the best base location in V Rising, which is not far into Silverlight Hills and not too away from Farbane Woods as well, then consider these spots we have showcased in the image.
If you look closely at the image, you will realize that the terrain at these two locations is meant for building a massive castle. So, utilize this space as your early game castle or mid to late-game secondary base in V Rising.
If you are setting base here during the late game, then you will have access to some of the toughest bosses in V Rising. Just to the Southeast of Silverlight Hills, you will find Mairwyn the Elementalist, who is a level 64 boss in the game. Defeating this boss will give you Crystal Lance ability and will unlock the Imperial Thread recipe in V Rising, which is an essential one in the late game.
To the west of Mairwyn is another powerful level 68 boss called Morian the Stormwing Matriarch. You will need to defeat this boss so as to obtain one of the best abilities in the V Rising: Void and Flawless Gems recipe, which are one of the most used items in the end game.
At the far south end of Silverlight Hills, you will come across Army Outpost, where you can find loot items ranging from Schematic and Imperial Thread to finding a horse.
Now, the horse in the early game will be a blessing, and you will need this mode of transportation to reach your castle faster in V Rising.
Even though there are other Vampire abilities, such as Wolf form, that increase your overall walk or travel speed, riding the horse is by far the best mode of reaching to the target location or your castle in the game.
If you look at the bigger picture, the south Silverlight Hills is the best early and late-game base location in V Rising. You are never away from Farbane Woods, so you can easily track bosses using Blood Altar.
Also, the early game minerals and wood of the Farbane Woods region is also very close to south Silverlight Hills. That is why you must consider this location to build your castle in V Rising if you are just starting the game.
North West Silverlight Hills
When you reach the end game at about gear score level 55 or above, you will learn that the Silverlight Hills region of Vardoran is basically a gold mine, not in the literal sense. It is because during your endgame journey in V Rising, you will need to rely a lot on Silver coins, and for that, you will need mainly Silver Ore, which is found in the North Silverlight Hills region.
The Sacred Silver Mine is home to Silver Ore, Sulphur Ore, and Reinforced Plank. So, having the best base location in V Rising near the northwest region of Silverlight Hills gives you easy access to the mine.
If you ask us the best base location in Silverlight Hills of V Rising, we will recommend setting up a base to the north of Brighthaven Cathedral.
You can see in the image here that there is a vast empty land that is not occupied by enemies or human NPCs. This is the perfect spot to build your second base since you get two castle hearts in V Rising from the get-go.
You must also be wondering if that vampire waygate portal is far from this location, as showcased in the image. Well, yes, the waygate portal is away, but by the time you will reach the end game, you must already have unlocked how to build your own way gates in V Rising.
However, just in case you have not unlocked building your very own waygates in the game, then you must defeat Polora the Feywalker, who is a level 34 boss and located in the Gleaming Meadows of the Farbane Woods region.
The Cursed Forest is the real endgame content, but the importance of having merchants in Silverlight Hills and the ability to farm silver coins makes this location as the best base spot in V Rising. However, since you will be able to build your very own waygate inside the castle after defeating Polora, you can practically fast travel to the waygates of Cursed Forest from your own castle.
Other than that, the Brighthaven Docks, Brighthaven Slums, and Brighthaven Square are other lucrative spots to farm valuable resources such as Golden Jewellery, Fresh Fish, Fish Oil, and Imperial Thread. All of these items will help you craft some of the best valuables in V Rising, and you will hardly need to loot bandits for these items.
There are four very high-level bosses in Silverlight Hills that you will need to defeat and acquire the best recipes, loot, and structure items in V Rising.
However, you will need to be of adequate level and unlock high DPS spells in V Rising to stand a chance against these end game bosses in the game.
As mentioned before that, Cursed Forest has the very late game content in V Rising, as the bosses here will obliterate you if you have the best gear in the game.
Regardless of the bosses, the enemies and the field bosses that roam the Cursed Forest are also challenging to defeat, and roaming this part of Vardoran on foot is a risky adventure no vampire should make.
That being said, where there is a risk, there is a reward as well, and the same logic also applies to the Cursed Forest as well. Part of this region having the best base location in V Rising makes sense if you look at the quality end game loot you will need, such as farming Ghost Yarn, Ghost Crystal, Ghost Shroom, and other valuable items.
While the rest of the map’s regions are wide and stretched from north to south, the Cursed Forest is actually wider, not taller. Furthermore, the resources, cave points for fast travel, and boss locations are so thoughtfully placed that you will have a hard time in building a base either on the west or east side of Cursed Forest.
However, if you look at the image here showcasing the two best base locations of Cursed Forest in V Rising, you will realize that it matters little if you build a castle in the west or east.
It is because regardless of being tough to survive terrain in the game, the cave points are placed on both the west and east side of Cursed Forest, allowing you to escape if your primary castle is far away from here.
Regardless of building your base on the east or west side of the Cursed Forest, we think the future update of V Rising will expand the map that ends near this location, as shown in the image here.
The silhouette of the map that is not yet inserted into the game shows that it is directly connected to the southeast part of the Cursed Forest. If you build your second base near this location, you will have easy access to visit the new area.
At the moment, it is unclear if the new map addition will feature similar game content or if it will feature Raids in V Rising, which encourages PvE. It can also be a dedicated map for PvP players. With all the speculations surfacing the web, the east side of Cursed Forest looks to be one of the best base locations in V Rising.
Additionally, you get five endgame bosses in the Cursed Forest, which are challenging to beat, and if you die, you will not have to waste time reaching the bosses. So, all the more reasons to set up your secondary base in the Cursed Forest region of V Rising.
We have entailed multiple reasons that will impact your decision to build your castle or set up a second base in the vast open world of V Rising. It is entirely up to you now where you want your castle to be, now that you have learned briefly about the strategic advantages and disadvantages of each location in the game.
That is pretty much everything you need to know about the best base locations in V Rising. Was our guide helpful for you? Which is your favorite area in the game to build a castle? For us, the East Farbane Woods in V Rising is the perfect spot to build and run a castle in the early game and northwest Silverlight Hills for the late game. Let us know more of your thoughts in the comments section below.