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V Rising 1.0: Complete Blood Guide (Best Blood for Every Playstyle)

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Since you play as a vampire in V Rising, it should not be surprising that you need blood in order to survive. While veterans from early access will already be familiar with the system, new players are flooding in due to the recent full release version of the game. So, in this guide, we’ll try to explain the blood system and what the different types are!

Complete Blood Guide (Best Blood for Every Playstyle)

Blood is a necessary resource that drains over time, and early on, you’ll probably taking whatever you can get, even if it means feeding on rats. There’s more to this than just pure survival, however, as different blood types will grant you varying passive buffs.

Each blood type has up to 5 tiers based on the quality, granting additional buffs for each active one. Below is a quick breakdown of the different tiers and what percentage they start becoming active:

  • Tier 1 – 0 to 29%
  • Tier 2 – 30% to 59%
  • Tier 3 – 60% to 89%
  • Tier 4 – 90% to 99%
  • Tier 5 – 100% (Significantly boosts buffs from all previous tiers. This is the same effect for every blood type.)

You can check the blood quality of a human or creature by hovering over them and checking below their health bar. Alternatively, you can use the Blood Hunger ability if you have beaten Tristan the Vampire Hunter.

There are ways to capture NPCs for a virtually unlimited supply of top tier blood, though that goes beyond the scope of this guide as there are various other mechanics and unlocks that play into it.

Just know that, at around mid to late game, you’re going to be swimming in top tier blood if you put in the work to set up a populated prison. A free tip for you is to get a horse if you are going to start doing this. It’ll make the enthralling process a lot easier.

V Rising fighting a werewolf with 44% creature blood

Different Blood Types

As of version 1.0, there are a total of nine different blood types, with one of them being added during the huge launch update. These are the following (we’ll skip Tier 5 in the buff lists as it is the same effect for all of them):

#1. Frailed (Default)

The default blood type is Frailed, and as you’d expect, it is completely worthless and does not grant any buffs. Dying and respawning will set you back to Frailed, but you can also get it by feeding on rats, which you might have to do in emergency situations.

Needless to say, you should switch out of this immediately at the first chance you get, even if it means feeding on a random wolf as you’re walking out of the starting zone.

#2. Creature

The Creature type is particularly useful early game due to how easy it is to get and how it provides some well-rounded utility throughout every tier. There are much better alternatives for both combat and utility, but it’s a solid alternative in a pinch. The following are its buffs:

  • Tier 1 – Grants bonus movement speed
  • Tier 2 – Increases your sun resistance rating
  • Tier 3 – Grants you a damage reduction bonus
  • Tier 4Gain increased health regeneration

#3. Brute

Typically present in large bruisers, the Brute blood type is centered around health recovery and gaining buffs based on it. While not the best choice for combat, it can be decent if you find yourself taking unnecessary hits in most encounters.

I won’t lie, I sometimes fight a little too carelessly with my aggressive pistol-based playstyle. Brute blood can be a good alternative for people like me who tend to take a lot of risks in combat. Its buffs are the following:

  • Tier 1 – Grants life leech on your primary attacks
  • Tier 2 – Grants bonus primary attack speed and +1 gear score
  • Tier 3 – Boosts incoming healing and heals a certain amount after dealing a killing blow
  • Tier 4 – Adds a small % chance to gain bonus movement speed and primary attack damage on heal

#4. Rogue

My personal favorite, Rogue is perfect for people who want to maximize their damage output and remain incredibly mobile throughout a fight, both in PVE or PVP. Rogue’s buffs are the following:

  • Tier 1 – Increases your critical strike chance
  • Tier 2 – Increases your movement speed
  • Tier 3 – Reduced cooldown on “Veil” abilities, and grants a guaranteed critical strike on your next attack after using one
  • Tier 4 – Adds a 50% chance on a critical hit to increase your target’s damage taken by 15%

#5. Warrior

The Warrior blood type is geared towards those who like using their weapons and the skills that come with them. This is also helpful for people who want to be tankier than the average vampire. Here are its buffs:

  • Tier 1 – Grants increased physical power
  • Tier 2 – Reduces the cooldown of your weapon skills
  • Tier 3 – Grants damage reduction and bonus damage when hitting enemies while at full health
  • Tier 4 – Adds a small chance to parry an attack (Decreases damage dealt to you while increasing how much you can deal back)
V Rising trailer footage showing a player about to feed

#6. Scholar

Scholar is the absolute best choice for people with a spell-oriented playstyle, particularly for those who like to lob orbs of varying magic schools at their enemies. Its buffs are the following:

  • Tier 1 – Increases your spell power
  • Tier 2- Reduces the cooldown of your spells
  • Tier 3 – Grants life leech to your spells
  • Tier 4 – Gives a small chance of resetting the cooldown of a spell after casting it

#7. Worker

The Worker blood type is the only non-combat focused option, and as the name implies, it is centered towards resource gathering. It doesn’t necessarily fit into any playstyle, but rather, it’s something you’d get if you are trying to maximize resource runs. Here are its buffs:

  • Tier 1 – Increases your resource yield
  • Tier 2 – Increases your damage against resource nodes
  • Tier 3 – Speeds up your horse’s galloping speed
  • Tier 4 – Grants a very small chance to instantly destroy resource nodes and gain a temporary speed boost

#8. Mutant

Mutant was added during the Gloomrot update in early access and is mainly found in the monsters of that region. It is widely regarded as a useless blood type, and I wouldn’t recommend using it for anything.

At best, mutants an emergency blood source that’s a step up from rats. Outside of a very niche use where you’d take it solely to carry slightly more silver due to the bonus resistance, it’s just not good. Here are the buffs:

  • Tier 1 – Reduces your blood drain rate
  • Tier 2 – Increases your resistances
  • Tier 3 – Increases movement speed while shapeshifting
  • Tier 4 – Gives you a 40% chance to turn your target into a mutant with a bite

#9. Draculin

The launch version of the game introduced the Draculin blood type, which is mainly found in enemies within the new Ruins of Mortium area.

Personally, I don’t consider it too good compared to the other combat-centric blood types, but it is a pretty okay and well-rounded alternative for when you want to grind rift incursions. Here are its buffs:

  • Tier 1 – Increases movement speed at night (can potentially be permanent if your server has short day times)
  • Tier 2 – Increases your damage against enemies with <30% health
  • Tier 3 – Boosts your Blood Mend’s healing
  • Tier 4 – Grants a bonus charge of Bite and adds a 5% max HP heal whenever you kill an enemy using it
V Rising fighting draculin monsters during a rift

And that is everything you need to know about the blood system and the different types you can find all throughout the game! While you’re here, consider checking out our guide on the significant changes made in V Rising’s update 1.0 to learn what else is new!

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