V Rising is a new Early Access adventure title from Stunlock studios. It’s a very interesting mix of gothic vampire fiction and survival-based building gameplay. It has quickly become one of the most popular games on Steam in the last few weeks, and players are rushing to learn everything they can about it. But beyond crafting, there’s a significant amount of grinding out bosses. And to do that, you need resources to build better weapons and defenses.
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. There’s just so much to do in this game.
Bones are one of the most common resources you need a ton of in the game. They can be manually farmed from Undead and Beast enemy types, but that takes too much time. You need to keep your Mist Braziers burning to prevent sun damage, so you need a steady supply of these drops. Enter, the Tomb. This production building will take flowers of various kinds and then produce undead that can drop Bones, Grave Dust and more. Other rare items like Scourgestones can be farmed via this method, but that takes a lot more work.
What is a Tomb farm in V Rising?
The Tomb farm is a dedicated area in your Castle where you can easily farm Bones, Grave Dust and other items. You can summon a small handful of NPCs per active Tomb. When one undead dies, the Tomb will automatically resummon a new one to replace, using whatever resources it has to hand. Using this method and a specialized building layout, you can easily fill a room with dozens of undead and farm them for drops.
In my test game, I created a themed cemetery area filled with Tombs, then placed flowers around, both Blood Rose and Mourning Lily, these are the two flowers you need for Skeletons and Banshees, the most basic Tomb spawns. I then placed a few Servant Coffins nearby so that followers would routinely wander in and clear out the undead while on patrol. It’s not the most efficient approach by a long shot, but it looks pretty cool.
Tomb farms can also be used for thematic or defensive purposes. When summoning undead, they will attack anything nearby, be they NPC or player. You can’t control them directly, but you can funnel them into other players.
You could also have servants attack them and farm the drops. There’s a few problems with this approach, though. For one thing, you will have to manually run in and grab the drops every so often. So be sure to check on the loot so it doesn’t despawn. The other is that servants have a very limited sight range. Sometimes it can take them a few minutes to wander around and spot an NPC enemy, and the same goes for other players. Don’t rely on them being able to spot enemies in a big open area too reliably. You can use Servant Gates to lock them into a specialized room. Also, applying the Crypt flooring to the room can help with recruiting new followers. Just be sure to have grass, or no flooring, where you want place your Tombs.
For PvP, you have to plan ahead. Analyze your castle layout and think like an attacker. Is there a spot where blowing open two walls can give direct access to your Castle Heart and prime loot? It’s time to rethink your layout. By using maze-like wall layouts, you can place Tombs and Servant Coffins in the right areas to force attackers to chew through. Clans will often attack from multiple fronts, so be prepared for that.
The Banshees and other higher-level undead are more expensive and time-consuming to summon, but more of a substantial roadblock to attackers. A high-level NPC or vampire can still take them down in one hit, but weaker attackers will have trouble if you direct them into a nest of banshees. Try also locking some servants in that room with Servant Gates to add extra challenge.
This is where we’re getting into the weeds of castle planning for defense, which you only need to worry about if you’re doing PVP, but it’s still nice to know. And while you’re here, check out how to increase your gear level to get more powerful.
Whatever you decide to do, you now know how to get a Tomb Farm in V Rising going.