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V Rising V Blood and Soul Shard locations

Where to find every V Blood boss

A grey wolf over a red horizon Image: Stunlock Studios

After placing a Blood Altar in your castle in V Rising, you’ll start hunting V Blood bosses to unlock new vampire powers, structures, and recipes. Following their blood trails can be a long and tedious task, but with our V Rising guide, you’ll cut down your search time. Use our guide to find every V Blood boss and their rewards.

You don’t need to take down every V Blood to progress, but you will need to defeat most of them. V Bloods unlock mandatory crafting recipes, as well as transportation methods that will be useful as you explore the huge map.

When searching for roaming V Bloods, use the tracking feature in the Blood Altar. These maps will give you a general idea of where the roaming V Bloods are, but their walking paths can be very long. Follow the blood trails when you’re in the area to make it easier to track them down.


Farbane Woods V Blood locations

A map showing locations of all the V Blood locations in Farbane Woods Image: Stunlock Studios via Johnny Yu for Polygon

Farbane Woods V Blood locations and rewards

# V Blood Level Location Power Rewards Structure Rewards Recipe Rewards Prerequisites
# V Blood Level Location Power Rewards Structure Rewards Recipe Rewards Prerequisites
1 Alpha Wolf 16 Wolf Den Wolf Form - - -
2 Keely the Frost Archer 20 Bandit Trapper Camp Frost Bat Tannery Traveller's Wrap, Empty Canteen, Leather -
3 Errol the Stonebreaker 20 Bandit Copper Mine Aftershock Big Stash - -
4 Rufus the Foreman 20 Bandit Logging Camp Blood Rage Woodworking Bench - -
5 Lidia the Chaos Archer 26 Roams southeast paths of Farbane Woods Chaos Volley The Devourer - -
6 Goreswine the Ravager 27 Desecrated Graveyard and Infested Graveyard Corpse Explosion, Veil of Bones - - -
7 Grayson the Armourer 30 Bandit Armory Crimson Aegis Workshop Floors, Assortment of Statues Whetstone -
8 Putrid Rat 30 Vermin Nest Rat Form - - -
9 Clive the Firestarter 30 Bandit Sulphur Quarry Veil of Chaos Alchemy Table, Assortment of enchanted braziers and torches Sulphur, Minor Explosive Box -
10 Polora the Feywalker 34 Gleaming Meadows Spectral Wolf, Veil of Illusion Vampire Waygate, Garden Floors Minor Garlic Resistance Brew -
11 Ferocious Bear 36 Bear Cave Bear Form Fur Rugs - -
12 Quincey the Bandit King 37 Bandit Stronghold Chaos Barrier, Merciless Charge Smithy, Tailoring Bench Iron Ingot, Iron Weapons, Hollowfang Battlegear Defeat Clive the Firestarter or Ferocious Bear. Need Minor Explosive Box or Bear Form to break the gates of the Bandit Stronghold
13 Nicholaus the Fallen 37 Forgotten Cemetary Pestilence, Ward of the Damned Study - -
14 Tristan the Vampire Hunter 46 Roams central paths of Farbane Woods Blood Hunger Greater Blood Essence - -

Dunley Farmlands V Blood locations

A map showing the various locations of V Bloods in Dunley Farmlands Image: Stunlock Studios via Johnny Yu for Polygon

Dunley Farmland V Blood locations and rewards

# V Blood Level Location Power Rewards Structure Rewards Recipe Rewards Prerequisites
# V Blood Level Location Power Rewards Structure Rewards Recipe Rewards Prerequisites
1 Beatrice the Tailor 38 Dawnbreak Village Human Form Loom, Assortment of Curtains Hunter's Cloak, Cloth, Cotton Yarn -
2 Vincent the Frostbringer 40 Roams the central paths of Dunley Farmlands Frost Barrier, Veil of Frost Prison Cell Reinforced Plank -
3 Christina the Sun Priestess 44 Roams between Dawnbreak Village and Mosswick Village Purgatory - Glass, Empty Glass Bottle, Holy Resistance Potion, Blood Rose Potion -
4 Leandra the Shadow Priestess 46 Church of the Damned Spectral Assassin Jewelcrafting Table Scourge Pendant, Scourgestone, Skeleton Priest -
5 Terah the Geomancer 48 Bedrock pass Spectral Guardian Gem Cutting Table Siege Golem Stone, Regular Gems -
6 Meredith the Bright Archer 52 Haunted Iron Mine Sanguine Coil - Wool Thread -
7 Octavian the Militia Captain 58 Bastion of Dunley Mirror Strike Anvil Dark Silver Ingot, Dawnthorn Regalia, Dark Silver Weapons -
8 Raziel the Shepherd 60 Dunley Monastery Crimson Beam Athenaeum Silver Resistance Potion, Corrupted Artefact Defeat Christina the Sun Priestess, Need Holy Resistance Potion
9 Jade the Vampire Hunter 62 Roams the lower central paths of Dunley Farms Chaos Barrage - Major Explosive Box, Primal Blood Essence -
10 Willfred the Werewolf Chief 64 Gloomgrave Village Heart Strike - Holy Resistance Flask Must be night time during the fight

Hallowed Mountains V Blood locations

A map showing the locations of two V Bloods in the Hallowed Mountains Image: Stunlock Studios via Johnny Yu for Polygon

Hallowed Mountains V Blood locations and rewards

# V Blood Level Location Power Rewards Structure Rewards Recipe Rewards Prerequisites
# V Blood Level Location Power Rewards Structure Rewards Recipe Rewards Prerequisites
1 Frostmaw the Mountain Terror 56 Roams the paths of the Hallowed Mountains Ice Nova - Scroll -
2 Terrorclaw the Ogre 68 Frozen Cave Arctic Leap - - -

Cursed Forest V Blood locations

A map showing five V Blood locations in the Cursed Forest Image: Stunlock Studios via Johnny Yu for Polygon

Cursed Forest V Blood locations and rewards

# V Blood Level Location Power Rewards Structure Rewards Recipe Rewards Prerequisites
# V Blood Level Location Power Rewards Structure Rewards Recipe Rewards Prerequisites
1 Ungora the Spider Queen 60 Spider Cave Volatile Arachnid - Ghost Yarn, Silk, Spiderling -
2 The Duke of Balaton 62 Swamp of Greed Toad Form - - -
3 Foulrot the Soultaker 62 Eastern Ancient Village Mist Trance - Phantom's Veil, Spectral Dust, Banshee -
4 Matka the Curse Weaver 72 Nest of Curse Weaver Unstable Mosquito - Schematic, Mosquito -
5 Nightmarshal Styx the Sunderer 76 Roams the central paths of the Cursed Forest Bat Form - - -

Silverlight Hills V Blood locations

A map showing the three V Bloods in Silverlight Hills Image: Stunlock Studios via Johnny Yu for Polygon

Silverlight Hills V Bloods locations and rewards

# V Blood Level Location Power Rewards Structure Rewards Recipe Rewards Prerequisites
# V Blood Level Location Power Rewards Structure Rewards Recipe Rewards Prerequisites
1 Mairwyn the Elementalist 64 Emberleaf Grove Crystal Lance - Imperial Thread -
2 Azariel the Sunbringer 68 Brighthaven Cathedral Power Surge - Gold Ingot Defeat Willfred the Werewolf Chief, Need a Holy Resistance Flask
3 Morian the Stormwing Matriarch 68 Southern Harpy Nest Void - Flawless Gems -

Soul Shards locations

A split map showing where to find the three Soul Shard bosses Image: Stunlock Studios via Johnny Yu for Polygon

V Rising Soul Shard boss locations

# V Blood Level Location Power Rewards Structure Rewards Recipe Rewards Prerequisites
# V Blood Level Location Power Rewards Structure Rewards Recipe Rewards Prerequisites
1 Gorecrusher the Behemoth 78 Lair of the Behemoth (Cursed Forest) Wisp Dance - - -
2 The Winged Horror 78 The Dreaded Peak (Farbane Woods) Frost Vortex - - Defeat Nightmarshal Styx the Sunderer, Need Bat Form to reach the Winged Horror
3 Solarus the Immaculate 80 Fortress of Light (Silverlight Hills) Summon Fallen Angel - - Defeat Willfred the Werewolf Chief, Need a Holy Resistance Flask

After defeating each Soul Shard boss, they’ll drop a Soul Shard that you bring back to your castle. When you have a Soul Shard in your inventory, you can’t use any vampire powers, mounts, waygates, or cave passages. Your movement speed is decreased by 15% and you take 25% more damage. Place these Soul Shards in your castle and interact with them to receive a two hour buff.

If you’re playing on a server, they may have different Soul Shard settings. If the Soul Shards are set to “unique”, there is only one of each Soul Shard. You’ll have to either be the first person to defeat the Soul Shard boss or steal the Soul Shard from the owner. If you’re looking for a Soul Shard, interact with an Eye of Twilight to pinpoint each Soul Shard on the map.

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