V Rising Blood Essence: Uses, Types & Crafting

The game has been in Early Access but that has not stopped it from becoming immensely popular. V Rising has immediately garnered praise from critics and fans alike worldwide. The game boasts smooth strategic combat similar to the Divinity series. Like any RPG, it has its ecosystem for currency and progression. The main currency-like item is the Blood Essences in V Rising.

The game starts you off as a dying vampire who sets off on a quest to recover his powers. You slowly regain your strength and much later in the game, build your Castle. However, to accomplish these triumphs you will need to gather tons of resources and loot. There are many important items to craft like Scales and Glass.

But today we will be providing a guide on the Blood Essence. It is one of your key items in the game. It branches further into its types and Greater blood essence. So let’s take an in-depth look at Blood essence as well as its many uses and crafting. Before you read further, why not go through our V Rising Iron Ore and Whetstone guides.

What is Blood Essence in V Rising

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The in-game item description of Blood essences

Blood essence is essentially the main currency you will need to survive V Rising. The game puts a heavy emphasis on the survival aspect. Blood essence is vital to your survivability and especially, for overall progression. They can be found almost everywhere in the lands of Vadoran. Also, consider reading our V Rising cotton guide.

By defeating enemies or animals out in the wild, they will release red orbs which can be collected. These orbs will generate blood essence in your inventory. You will need it in limitless quantities almost all the time. So, it is advised that players look for every opportunity to hunt and extract blood essences from enemies in V Rising.

And later on in the game, you will be presented with the option to craft Greater Blood essence. Which we will also cover here. Before we continue why not check out our guide on the Best Weapons in V Rising to make your journey easier. For now, let’s check the importance of blood essence, its uses, and its different types.

Blood Essence importance And Uses

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Essences are used to craft the Castle Heart, an important structure of the game

Blood essences are used in a variety of content throughout the game. But mostly, you will be using this as a means of currency to craft various components of the game. Aswell as upgrading or forging endgame gear. Though most importantly you will use these essences to supply power to your castle. The castle functions as your base of operations in V rising and the blood essences act as the fuel for it.

You will be depositing blood essences in the Castle Heart. You will always need to keep an eye on the remaining blood essence in it. The Castle’s heart ensures all mechanisms of the castle are operating well. It also makes your castle hidden from PVP invaders.

Blood essence also ties into your character too. The different types of blood consumption will provide unique stat increases. These can be useful for tough boss fights so we will go over each one in detail. For now, let’s quickly look at how you can craft the Castle Heart.

How to Craft Castle Heart

Crafting a Castle Heart can easily be done when you build a castle for the first time. But first of all, you will need to find a good foundation for your castle. Placing the castle heart will make its room the main hub point.

While the rest of the castle will need to be built separately. You can select the castle heart by pressing the “B” key, selecting the ‘Fundamentals’ tab, and then placing the Castle Heart on the ground. The required materials needed to craft the castle heart are as follows:

  • 30 Blood Essence
  • 240 Stones

Types of Blood Essence in V Rising

Types of Blood essences
Drinking the blood of different creatures provides helpful buffs.

There are a total of seven different types of blood that you can harvest off of creatures or enemies. They are different from the default blood you use for currency purposes. You can hover over each enemy you encounter to check their race for the blood type.

It is also worth noting that there will be blood quality which will determine the quality of the buffs it may provide. The higher the quality, the more positive buffs of the blood. The six different types of blood are as follows with a detailed description of each blood quality’s buffs.

  • Rogue
  • Worker
  • Creature
  • Scholar
  • Warrior
  • Brute
  • Frailed

Rogue Blood Essence

  • Less than 30% blood quality: Critical chance on weapon strikes increased to 10-20%.
  • 30% or higher: Movement speed increased by 8-15%.
  • 60% or higher: After using a travel skill, 100% chance to gain a critical strike on the next Physical attack. Plus travel skill cooldown is reduced by 12-15%.
  • 90% or higher: Increases overall damage taken by 15% for 4 seconds. 50% critical chance to expose your foe’s armor and deal extra damage.
  • 100% blood quality: Boosts all the above-mentioned buffs by 30%.

Worker Blood essence

  • Less than 30% blood quality: Overall resource yield increased by 10-30%.
  • 30% or higher: Damage against resource objects like mining outcrops increased by 15-25%.
  • 60% or higher: Mount speed increased by 10-20%.
  • 90% or higher: Chance to instantly destroy a resource outcropping by 3%.
  • 100% blood quality: Boosts all the above-mentioned buffs by 30%.

Creature Blood Essence

  • Less than 30% blood quality: Boosts movement speed by 15%.
  • 30% or higher: Provides resistance to the sunrise debuff by 10-15%.
  • 60% or higher: Damage taken decreased by 10-20%.
  • 90% or higher: Health regeneration is increased by 150%.
  • 100% blood quality: Boosts all the above-mentioned buffs by 30%.

Scholar Blood Essence

  • Less than 30% blood quality: Increases spell potency by 12-25%.
  • 30% or higher: Spell cooldown is decreased by 8-15%.
  • 60% or higher: Increases the life leech spell potency by 5-10%.
  • 90% or higher: Chance to instantly reset spell usage cooldown by 20%.
  • 100% blood quality: Boosts all the above-mentioned buffs by 30%.

Warrior Blood Essence

  • Less than 30% blood quality: Physical Defense is increased by 10-20%.
  • 30% or higher: Weapon skill cooldown is decreased by 8-15%.
  • 60% or higher: Damage reduction increased by 7-15%. Attack power increased by 20% when at full health.
  • 90% or higher: Parry chance is increased by 15%. successful parries increase attack power by 25%.
  • 100% blood quality: Boost all the above-mentioned Buffs by 30%.

Brute Blood Essence

  • Less than 30% blood quality: Primary attack life leech perk increased by 7.5-12%
  • 30% or higher: Primary attack speed increased by 7.5-15%. Additionally, provides a single gear level increase to your armaments.
  • 60% or higher: Healing received increased by 20-30%. Self-healing from attacking enemies increased by 4%.
  • 90% or higher: 6% chance per relative health recovered to boost movement speed by 20% and damage of primary attacks by 25%
  • 100% blood quality: Boost all the above-mentioned buffs by 30%.

Frailed Blood Essence

This is the default blood essence that you use as your health and currency. It does not provide any sort of buffs.

What is Greater Blood Essence in V Rising

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Greater Blood essence is an enhanced tier of Blood essences

Certain endgame structures of your castle might require high-tier components to be crafted. This is where the greater blood essences are mainly used in V Rising. It is used for many things from building endgame-level structures and unlocking hidden knowledge.

As well as to convert humans into Obedient Servants. The greater blood essences can be found in two methods. Both of which are applicable ways to craft them for any player. You will need these materials in large quantities so we suggest using both tactics to craft them as much as possible.

Greater Blood Essence from Unsullied Hearts

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Converting Unsullied Hearts into Greater Blood Essence in V Rising

Crafting Greater blood essences require 4 Unsullied HeartsUnfortunately, there are no clear methods to acquire them. Players from the community have reported that V Blood Carriers have a chance to drop the unsullied hearts but the drop rate is still rare.

From our testing, killing enemies in the world that are above level 30 has managed to drop a couple of Unsullied Hearts. To convert your hearts into greater blood essence, you will need to craft a Blood Press. Which you can easily make with some wood and stone materials.

Crafting Recipe of Greater Blood Essence

Tristan the vampire hunter
Tristan the vampire hunter in the V Blood carrier tracker menu

As you slowly venture towards the midgame levels. You will be able to hunt down a crafting recipe for Greater Blood essence. If you are around level 50, we highly recommend exploring the Farbane Woods to track down and defeat Tristan, The Vampire Hunter. 

This will allow you to obtain the recipe to craft Greater Blood Essence in the game. You will be able to convert 150 standard blood essence into Greater blood essence. Getting this recipe should be your main focus once you hit level 50. This is because being able to convert blood essence you find all over the world will be a lot more convenient than the unsullied hearts method. 

But players who will be quite a few levels short or in the early game will have to stick to farming Unsullied Hearts. So defeating Tristan at level 50 should be your top priority to get Greater Blood essences in V Rising.

Conclusion

Blood essence is a special mechanic of V Rising. One that presents many branching aspects that players can use to their advantage. It is not only a means of purchasing or crafting items but also a tool that you can harness into your character and make them powerful.

We recommend experimenting with different foes and extracting their blood. Doing so will provide beneficial buffs to aid you during combat for a limited time. In the future, the game might present new ways to acquire Greater Blood essences too.

V Rising is a top-down-style vampire RPG with survival elements. The game is developed by Stunlock Studios. They are also the same creators of Battlerite and Dead Island: Epidemic. V rising is their latest game that is quickly dominating the trending pages of Steam.

We hope this guide helped you learn the ins and outs of the Blood essence in V Rising. If there are any further questions that you want to ask or anything that we missed. Please let us know down in the comments below!

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