V Rising is a game where you’re trying to rebuild that lost undead empire. You need to slowly reclaim that lost territory and power, and it won’t be easy. You need to put a lot of time into hunting and defeating bosses while also upgrading your new castle. When you first start out, you will be restricted to farming ingredients for crafting yourself, but there’s a better way. This guide will lay out all of the methods you can use to get a very important item, Grave Dust.
Be sure to check out our other guides on scrolls, and other materials like fish oil. Other upgrades like Whetstones are pretty useful as well. Other aspects of the game can help with your journey, like farming in V Rising and growing stuff from seeds. Seeds harvested from bosses can be used to grow unique items for crating intriguing new armor. Some of the best armor in the game is the Dark Silver gear, which is super powerful. And since you’re trying to get more powerful gear, leather can be helpful as well. Other items like Wool Thread and Clay are useful for early game crafting. More powerful late-game items like Scourgestones are also pretty important.
How to get Grave Dust in V Rising
To make those Scourgestones, and many other items, you need a ready supply of Grave Dust in V Rising. Use this guide to learn how to get more of this necessary component.
V Rising Grave Dust is found by killing undead enemies in the game world. Undead enemies of all types (other than basic Skeletons) have a very small chance to drop a Grave Dust or two. Any named location that has Cemetary or Graveyard in the name has a few undead foes in it. There are three large places like this in the Farbane Woods starting zone. You can find Desecrated Graveyard and the Infested Graveyard pretty close to the southern edge of the map, right in the center of the starting areas.
This will be the path forward for players just beginning, as they likely haven’t unlocked the Tombs or Grinder unlocked yet. Once you have the options to make your own Grave Dust or farm it, you should opt for those. Keep reading to learn more.
Crafting your own Grave Dust
To Craft your own Grave Dust in V Rising, You’ll need a Grinder to get the job done. The Grinder can be found in the Build menu’s Production and Refinement section and requires the following materials:
- 8 Planks
- 4 Copper Ingots
- 4 Whetstones
The Planks are crafted in the Sawmill, whereas the Copper Ingots are smelted down at the Furnace. Once you have the items, you can then use a Grinder to make the Grave Dust—just drop the bones in and go. Players should plan to start feeding their excess Bone into the construction as soon as they have the chance, being sure to stockpile it for later. Another option is to get it via drops. There are two methods you can use to get more Grave Dust.
One of the best and easiest ways to farm Grave Dust is by crafting a Tomb, and then setting up a Tomb Farm. Creating a Tomb Farm relies on defeating the level 27 Boss Goreswine the Ravager, and then spawning enough Mourning Lily plants to spawn Ghouls.
As for the flowers, those aren’t too hard to find. Head out and hunt some Treants until you get seeds for these, then place them in a grassy area and let time pass. After a few in-game days, you should have a crop of lilies to harvest.
Hunting for more items
The second method for farming Grave Dust relies on having a strong Servant do the dirty work. Sending Hunts out to the locations where you find Grave Dust is another great option. Highlight the Cemetary and Graveyard zones in the map, and you will see what drops can be found there. If Grave Dust is listed, you can easily farm it for a few hours automatically. Simply sit on your Throne and command a follower to visit one of these locations, being sure to pick a follower with the right traits and enough Power.
These missions run in real-time, so they can take a while, perhaps way too long on solo servers. It’s worth noting, that the timer apparently doesn’t countdown if you aren’t running a server, as it’s based on game uptime, and not real-time. Servant training times are also affected by this. While you can’t adjust Servant rise timers when you put them into their coffins, you can adjust the time they spend on missions. There’s really no point to sending them out for more than 2 hours at a time on solo servers.