As the night falls, and all manners of folklore and mystical monsters roam the land in V Rising, you can go out to explore, progress the story and find resources for your crafting needs. One such resource is silver, which is needed for crafting weapons, machinery, and armory. Silver in V Rising can be collected as an ore, currency, or Dark Silver Ingot. So, consider this our thorough guide on farming Silver Ore in V Rising. While you are at it, consider reading our V Rising Silver Coins guide and learn about how to get, use, and much more.
V Rising takes deep inspiration from vampiric lore, and its world has been designed around it. Playing as a recently awakened vampire, you cannot go into the open world in the daytime, taking a significant Damage-over-Time (DoT) if you choose to do so. Now, let’s dive into Silver Ore and the best farming methods in the game.
Importance of Silver in V Rising
Silver, a naturally occurring metal in V Rising (and the real world), is the next metal of choice for weapons and armors after Iron. It is the primary resource to farm for players in the 55-68 item level bracket. While Silver Coins are mainly used for trading purposes, Silver Ore is the base ingredient to forge Dark Silver Ingots, which are in turn used for crafting higher-level items. Both Silver and Scales in V Rising are very important in the late game, so it is best to start farming them from the get-go.
But the kicker is that Silver has an adverse on vampires in many vampiric folklores, and Stunlock Studios has molded this into a game mechanic, where Silver is injurious to you. At the start of the game, Silver is introduced to you as a weapon used by humans to try to kill you. Then later in the story, the game one-ups you by having you farm Silver Ores in V Rising.
Farming Silver Ore in V Rising
Silver deposits above the ground in the form of Silver Mining Nodes. These nodes need to be destroyed in order to collect Silver Ores.
As Silver is a rare item, it is only found in Silverlight Hills. Traversing through these hills, you will occasionally come up on a couple of Silver Mining Nodes. Another such rare item is Unsullied Hearts in V Rising, so be sure to read our guide on how to obtain them.
However, the best place to farm Silver Ores in V Rising is the Sacred Silver Mine, located in North of Silverlight Hills. The mine is under the protection of the Church of Luminance, and it is heavily guarded by 55-60 level guards. You can break into the mine by transforming into a rat. The Rat form is unlocked by killing the Putrid Rat in V Rising and draining its blood.
We recommend you transform into a rat and go deep into the mine, then work your way outwards. Our recommended weapon to take into the mine is either a high-level Mace or a Sword, due to their fast attack speeds and extra damage to a resource. Our detailed V Rising weapons Tier List provides a comparison of all the weapons you need to know.
Best Strategy for Sacred Silver Mine
By the nature of the resource, you are farming, you and your clan should devise a proper plan for attacking Sacred Silver Mine. You may also run into rival clan members on PvP servers, as this is the only place on the map where Silver occurs. Add in the ~60-level enemies in the mine, and you’re looking at a tough fight.
As explained above, our advice is to have the rat form available. In the rat form, you can scout ahead and see how many enemies are currently present inside the mine, and how many you can successfully kill with taking minimal damage to your health in your quest to farm Silver Ores in V Rising.
Time is of the essence inside the mine. If you stay in one place for too long, you will get swarmed by enemies in all directions and they will be using Silver Weapons. If your clan has 4 members, break yourself into teams of two and keep some distance between the two teams.
One team can lead the way, with the second team following the path. When attacking, we recommend that you alternate between your attacks i.e., when the first team attacks, the second team hides in the shadows and provides support, if needed.
Carrying Silver Ore in V Rising
So, you’ve killed the enemies inside the mine, what’s next? You’ll need to carry the Silver Ores back to your Castle. Silver has a passive DoT and if you carry more than 250 Silver Ores, you’ll start to lose health over time. Carrying Silver Ores also restricts you from fast traveling, using Waypoints, and slows you down, just like Soul Shards.
The straightforward way to carry the Silver Ores back to your Castle in V Rising is to have two of your clan members carry them, while the remaining two defend them. You’ll also need to periodically move the Silver out of your inventory to regain your lost health, then reclaim the Silver, Blood Mend, and continue.
But we can be smart about it. There is a way to defend yourself from the DoT dealt by Silver Ore in V Rising in your inventory, which will allow all your clanmates to carry Silver, maximizing your farm. This is possible by using a Silver Resistance Potion. We briefly go over how to get this potion below.
Silver Resistance Potion
The recipe for Silver Resistance Potion is dropped by Raziel the Shepherd, a level 60 boss inside the Dunley Monastery. You also need to kill Ungora the Spider Queen, a boss deeper inside the Cursed Forest to unlock the crafting recipe for Ghost Yarn and collect Ghost Shrooms, both of which are required to craft Silver Resistance Potions.
Alternatively, you can also turn into a bear to negate the DoT effect of the Silver. This works if you’ve mapped out the way back to your castle and you can sustain the damage you may be dealt by enemies in the way. However, if there are numerous enemies in the way, you’ll need to turn back into your vampire form to fight them and as soon as you do, you’ll start to lose your Health to the DoT effect.
Importance of Dark Silver Ingots
Silver Ores in V Rising can’t be used as-is for crafting purposes. You’ll need to first craft Dark Silver, which is safe for vampires, which you can then use for crafting weapons and armors. One Dark Silver Ingot requires 1 Scourgestone and 20 Silver Ores. Octavian the Militia Captain, a level 58 boss, drops the crafting recipe for Dark Silver Ingots.
We also recommend you go to Cursed Forest, as the enemies in the abandoned village there will drop Grave Dust, Scourgestones, and Spectral Dust. You also have the option to kill Leandra the Shadow Priestess to unlock the recipe for crafting Scourgestones, which depends upon Glass in V Rising, so be sure to stockpile on it. As you craft higher-level gear and upgrade to level 62, you will develop a basic resistance to Silver Ores, which will make farming it easy.
And this concludes our guide on everything you need to know about Silver Ores in V Rising.
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