V Rising takes typical vampiric lore and molds it into game mechanics, bringing a gush of fresh air into the MMORPG genre. This is why the game has reached the Half Million players milestone just three days after its release. A lot of the game’s mechanics revolve around blood, best weapons, and other sanguinary items because, after all, you’re a vampire. One such item is an Unsullied Heart, which has proven quite challenging for the players to collect. So, here is our guide on V Rising Unsullied Hearts farming without further ado. Before going further, why not read our V Rising Glass guide.
Importance of Unsullied Hearts In V Rising
V Rising is set in a medieval, gothic setting, where you take control of a weakened vampire, waking from years of sleep. You explore the city, fighting mythological horrors, hunting for blood to regain your strength, and building your castle in V Rising.
In your quest to upgrade your castle, the game will explain ‘Blood Essence’, which powers the Castle Heart. Halfway through the game, you will be required to obtain ‘Greater Blood Essence’, which requires you to collect Unsullied Hearts. While you’re at it, consider reading our Best Scales Farming Method in V Rising.
Being a survival game, it is your utmost priority to have the highest-level gear and items in V Rising to stay atop your enemies. This becomes laborious as the game continues because you require ‘Greater Blood Essence (GBE)’ to craft gear and items of higher levels. You need four Unsullied Hearts to craft GBE in V Rising, which can then be used for crafting gear and items.
Unfortunately, there are currently only two ways to farm Unsullied Hearts, and none of them are easy. Below we the two best ways to farm Unsullied Hearts in V Rising at the time of writing and a way to bypass the Unsullied Hearts altogether.
Obtaining Unsullied Hearts From Bosses
What do bosses in survival games and rare items have in common? Any player of survival games will answer that these bosses horde rare items; making you kill them to collect said rare items and they’d be absolutely right! By now, the player has identified three such bosses in V Rising, having a 1-in-4 chance to drop an Unsullied Heart.
The first boss in our Unsullied Hearts farming guide is Alpha Wolf.
The buffed-up-on-V-Blood wolves roam in the woods and they often have dens, meaning that you can encounter 1 or 2 Alpha Wolves via minimum wandering in the woods. They die rather quickly but can be dangerous if other enemies swarm up on you.
Once you kill the Alpha Wolf, be sure to drain it of its blood. The Unsullied Heart has a 25% chance of dropping and it may drop before, or after draining the wolves of their V-Blood. Alpha Wolves roam in different areas depending on the time of night in the game, so there isn’t concrete data available on their roaming patterns.
Keely the Frost Archer
Keely the Frost Archer is the second boss in our V Rising Unsullied Hearts farming guide. She is a required boss in the game story, as killing her will allow you to set up a tannery to produce leather. If you fight here when your level is 20 or above, she has a ~17% chance of dropping an Unsullied Heart.
Start tracking her blood from the Blood Altar and then you follow the red mist to her. Alternatively, you can refer to the picture below as she is often found at the Bandit Trapper Camp.
Keely mainly deals in ranged damage so bring your best dodging skills to this boss fight. If you get hit, her attacks will temporarily freeze you, allowing her to get in close and deal greater damage. Just keep your distance, dodge, attack her, get back, and repeat.
Lidia the Chaos Archer
The final boss that we think is the best to farm Unsullied Hearts in V Rising is Lidia the Chaos Archer. She doesn’t have a precise location, so you’ll need to go to the Blood Altar to track her blood. She is usually found somewhere in the Farbane Woods. You may encounter Alpha Wolves along your journey, so keep an eye out for them, killing them to enhance your chance of getting an Unsullied Heart.
She also has devastating ranged attacks and Chaos Orb attacks, so we recommend wielding a melee weapon. During the fight, do not put a great distance between yourself and Lidia. Stay behind her, dodge/block her melee attacks, and be attentive to the Chaos Orbs, as they deal huge splash damage. You can also read about V Rising Weapons Tier List and learn which is the best and average weapon in the game.
Once you’ve killed her, drain her V-Blood to obtain her abilities. She also has a 25% chance of dropping Unsullied Heart, so our best option is farming Lidia the Chaos Archer (and any Alpha Wolves in the way) to farm Unsullied Hearts in the game.
Farming Unsullied Hearts From High-Level Enemies In V Rising
Another way of farming Unsullied Hearts in V Rising is via high-level enemies. The jury is still out on the exact level of enemies to farm for Unsullied Hearts, as player reports range from level 18 to level 25. Our conservative guess would be to start from level 20 enemies and then work your way up to level 25 to see whether an Unsullied Heart is dropped by any of them.
If you do obtain an Unsullied Heart, be sure to leave a comment about the enemy level so that we can develop a consensus on this.
Another area that has recently popped up is ‘Farbane Woods’. Many players have reported getting the Heart as a drop for beating bosses and 23-plus level enemies in the area. Our recommendation is to equip yourself with the best gear you have, and cycle between Bandit Trapper Camp and Bandit Sulphur Quarry.
You can also choose to head towards the Dunley Farmlands and look out for enemies in the area. You may get multiple Unsullied Hearts if you are fortunate enough.
Best Alternative To Unsullied Hearts
If you have been especially unfortunate in acquiring four Unsullied Hearts in V Rising, do not worry, for there is another way to get Greater Blood Essence without the need for Unsullied Hearts. You may have to play cautiously, without high-level gear and items, till the latter part of the mid-game section.
Near the end of the mid-game section, you’ll face Tristan the Vampire Hunter. Read our V Rising Putrid Rat guide to get high-tier rewards.
We recommend having at least 30 item level and Iron Weapons. The fight will be difficult, no doubt, but many players are solo-ing the boss fight at 30-item level to completely bypass the Unsullied Hearts requirement.
Once you kill him, you will get a crafting recipe for Greater Blood Essence, which does not require any Unsullied Hearts. Using this recipe, you only need 200 Blood Essence (the regular one) and the Blood Press.
This concludes our guide on farming Unsullied Hearts in V Rising. Be sure to let us know in the comments below how you collected Unsullied Hearts and any tips you may have to share with other readers.
V Rising is a new MMORPG style, survival game, developed by Stunlock Studios and released on Steam on 17 May 2022, where it quickly ‘arose’ to the top of the charts with 10,000 concurrent players. MMORPGs have been gaining a lot of traction in the last couple of years, but where this game shines is in its mechanics.