V Rising Tannery: How To Get & Craft Leather

Our V Rising Tannery guide entails how to acquire this important structure in the early game & start crafting leather for various upgrades.

The first time you will realize that you need to craft leather is when your quest tells you to upgrade your Castle Heart, for which you will require leather and copper bars, as leather is the basic crafting material for the castle. However, as the game remains silent about how to get leather in V Rising, which creates confusion among the players, we have prepared this comprehensive guide to explain everything you need to know about tannery and leather items in the game.

Key Highlights
  • The Tannery in V Rising crafts leather and Pristine Hide.
  • Requirement: Defeat “Keely the Frost Archer” V blood boss and absorb her V blood to unlock the Tannery.
  • Leather crafted using animal skins after Tannery construction.
  • Defeating Keely unlocks Vampire powers, Structures, and Recipes.
  • Pristine Hide leather used for high-quality armor and Copper Castle Key production.

Why Do You Need Tannery 

Tannery is basically a workstation used for refining animal hides to leather; to build it you will need 8 planks and 16 animal hides. To acquire a tannery, you will have to defeat the V blood boss named ‘Keely the Frost Archer.’

Once you decide to acquire the tannery and set V’s blood boss ‘Keely the Frost Archer’ as your target, you can track her blood trail all the way to Bandit Trapper Camp in Forbane Woods.

Also, note that at this stage in the game, you must have already killed several wolves and bears roaming around the forest, and you have already got a stock of animal skins in your inventory, but in order to convert those skins into leather, you will require a Tannery. 

How To Get Tannery

How To Get & Craft Leather
Tannery V Rising

To acquire the tannery, the important thing is to make sure that you first construct a Blood Altar at your V-Rising castle. Here are the steps:

  1. This will lead you to ‘Keely The Frost Archer.’
  2. Hunt Keely, who is found near the Bandit trapper camp in the northeast area of Forbane Woods. Expect to face numerous monsters and minions in the vicinity.
    keely frost arrows
  3. Prepare for Keely’s abilities: ice volley AoE attack, shooting three ice arrows when charging her bow, and occasional invisibility.
    Keely boss fight v rising
  4. Utilize bears locked in cages around the encampment as allies. Free them by destroying the cage gate to aid in battle against Keely and her minions.
  5. Defeat Keely to absorb her V Blood.
  6. Return to your castle and build the Tannery using the acquired V Blood.
    Tannery – Keely
  7. Once the Tannery is constructed, craft leather by placing animal skins inside.

Boss Fight Rewards  

Once you defeat Keely the Frost Archer, the following are unlocked:

  • Vampire Power: Frost Bat
  • Structures: Tannery
  • Recipes: Traveller’s Wrap, Empty Canteen, Leather

Now make a Tannery in your base, which will cost you 8 planks and 160 animal hides. After the Tannery is built, you can use 16 animal hides to make a single piece of leather.

Why Do You Need Leather

leather is essential for various purposes:

  1. Enhancing weapons like the crossbow and fortifying the castle heart early in the game.
  2. Crafting garments and armor at the Simple Workbench, including the Copper Castle Key.
  3. Crafting Pristine Hide, the best leather in the game, used for crafting high-quality armor for yourself and slaves.
  4. As you progress, better armor becomes necessary for increased defense.

Initially, you need to construct a tannery and obtain its formula to craft leather. Pristine Hide is crafted from Pristine Leather, which requires Fish Oil and Pristine Hide. Previously, crafting Pristine Leather also required regular leather, which prolonged the process. However, an update streamlined this by only requiring Fish Oil and Pristine Hide, making it more accessible for players.

That is pretty much everything you need to know about Tannery. Let us know more of your thoughts in the comments section below.

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