V Rising Soul Shards: How To Find & Use Them

Our Soul Shards guide in V Rising entails a detailed take on the usage and collection of Soul Shards from various sources & server configs.

As you progress V Rising, more and more items and gear levels are unlocked for you. One such item that is unlocked near the endgame is Soul Shards. These exist on PvP and PvE servers and provide unique, albeit temporary, buffs to you, your clanmates, Castle fortifications, and servants. It is extremely useful for defending against Castle siege. PvE servers have multiple Soul Shards at any given instant, but in PvP servers, they only spawn once. 

Key Takeaways
  • Soul Shards in V Rising provide unique buffs and extremely useful items for fighting against Castle Sieges.
  • As you reach the end game, you must build The Eye of Twilight to update the location of the three Soul Shards on the map.
  • You have to defeat bosses for each Soul Shard.
  • The first Shard is tied to Solarus the Immaculate, found in the North-Eastern part of Silverlight Hills.
  • The second Shard is tied to the level 78 boss, Gorecrusher, The Behemoth.
  • The last boss you have to fight in the third Shard is The Winged Horror Boss. You must have the “Bat form” available to fight him.
  • After collecting all three Soul Shards, you can use them at the base to turn them into Soul Shard Pylon.

Importance of Soul Shards

As you get to the endgame in the PvP server and near the end of the story, the game gets more involved in Castle Mechanics as you will be fortifying, repairing, and upgrading your Castle Strength. Many clans will be vying for a limited amount of material; thus, trying to farm anything can quickly become a large confrontation.

Friendly and Rival Clans will emerge within each server, each clan looking to defend their castle best. This is where Soul Shards come in.  There are only three Soul Shards in any PvP server. They are unique and only spawn once in a server. Once a clan collects them, others must try to get them via Castle Sieges.

Soul Shards Buffs

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In-game description of all Soul Shards.

Here are the buffs provided by each Soul Shard:

  1. Soul Shard of the Winged Horror:
    • Defensive Buff: Increases Silver and Fire resistance by 50.
    • Offensive Buff: Increases spell Critical Strike rate by 5% and Spell Power by 10.
  2. Soul Shard of Solarus:
    • Offensive Buff: Increases Physical Power by 10, Primary Melee attack speed by 5%, and Sun Resistance by 50.
  3. Soul Shard of the Behemoth:
    • Defensive Buff: Increases Garlic and Holy Resistance by 50.
    • Neutral Buff: Increases movement speed by 5% and Resource Yield by 20%.

How To Find Soul Shards 

The Eye of Twilight-V Rising Soul Shards
The Eye of Twilight.

As you reach the end game, you can build The Eye of Twilight, which requires 4 Gold Ingots and 4 Spectral Dust. Once you place The Eye of Twilight in your castle, your map will be updated with the spawn location of the three Soul Shards. You can also indulge in our Best Scales Farming Methods guide.

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The 3 Soul Stones are at their spawn location.

Note that the map actively tracks the Soul Shards, and anyone with The Eye of Twilight can see the instantaneous location of all three shards. This is how rival clans will know that you have Soul Shards, after which they can strategize and attack accordingly.

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 Soul Shard of the Behemoth, is shown on the map when it is inside a castle.

Each Soul Shard is tied to high-level bosses, so we recommend you’re at least 80-item level to ensure your success. For the sake of brevity, we only detail our recommendations against the bosses based on our encounters with them.

We advise you to fight these bosses with your clanmates, as tackling them one-on-one will be difficult. Not to say that soloing them is impossible; it’s just that in a race against time to collect the Soul Shards, your priority should be defeating the bosses as quickly as possible.

Solarus The Immaculate Boss

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Solarus the Immaculate.
  • Located in North-Eastern Silverlight Hills.
  • Prepare for strong melee and ranged attacks.
  • Holy Resistance flasks are essential due to Holy Radiation.
  • Expect assistance from an 80-item level Divine Angel.
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A level 80 Divine Angel joins the Solarus boss battle.

Gorecrusher The Behemoth Boss

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  • Found in Southern Cursed Forest.
  • Engage in ‘attack and retreat’ tactics.
  • Beware of dash and charge attacks, watch for mid-air slam.

Did you know we have compared all weapons in V Rising? You can read about them in V Rising Weapons Tier List.

The Winged Horror Boss

The Winged Horror boss fight-V Rising Soul Shards
The Winged Horror.
  • Resides in difficult-to-reach area in Hallowed Mountains.
  • Use ‘Bat Form’ to initiate the fight.
  • Attack from range, dodge fireball attacks.
  • Expect minions to join the battle, coordinate attacks with clanmates.

You can also read about Putrid Rat Boss.

fire attack-The Winged Horror-V Rising Soul Shards
The Winged Horror’s fire attack.

How To Use Soul Shards In V Rising

If you thought the game was done throwing curveballs toward you, another one is coming! Once the bosses are defeated and all three Soul Shards in V Rising have been collected, one of your clanmates (or you) will have to physically carry the Soul Shards to your castle.

Soul Shard Carry

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Soul Shard’s debuffs, as listed in the game.

You won’t be able to use any of your powers, mount a ride, or go through any cave passages while carrying the Soul Shard. You’ll take an additional 25% damage, and your movement speed will be reduced by 15%. It is essentially impossible to solo carry the Soul Shard to your Castle.

The clanmates will need to defend the Soul Shard carrier not only against the enemies along the way but also against rival clans who will be able to see a Soul Shard moving on their maps.

Soul Shard Pylon

The game won’t tell you what to do once you bring the Soul Shards to your castle. You need to place the Soul Shard on your Hotbar and use it at the base to turn it into a Soul Shard Pylon.

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Soul Shard of Behemoth Pylon.

Each of the three unique Pylons in the game gives you and your clanmates the buff for 2 hours, with infinite uses. If you’re unsure which weapon to use, read our Best Weapons in V Rising guide.

With that, I conclude our comprehensive guide on V Rising’s Soul Shards. We hope that this guide answers all your queries about Soul Shards. You can voice your thoughts about V Rising in the comment section below.

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