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V Rising Adam The Firstborn: How To Beat, Location & Rewards

Learn how to defeat Adam the Firstborn in V Rising right here to claim the coveted Soul Shard of the Monster!
V Rising Adam The Firstborn: How To Beat, Location & Rewards

There's absolutely no shame in being here right now. Trust us; we get it. As the strongest Blood Carrier in V Rising, it's only a matter of time before you resort to trusty guides like this to give you an edge. This guide will detail exactly how to beat Adam the Firstborn in V Rising, including a tactical play-by-play on the best abilities, weapons, and blood to use.

It's worth noting that this guide is not your standard run-of-the-mill "assimilate a bunch of nonsense information from other sources" type of guide. Oh, heck no. This V Rising guide on Adam the Firstborn is based on actual game knowledge earned through blood, sweat, and tears! Alright. So, without further ado, here's everything you need to know to defeat Adam in V Rising.

Updated on 21 May 2023: This new boss in V Rising absolutely kicked our ass. Seriously. Adam the Firsborn will prove to be an exceptionally difficult V Blood Carrier to take down. Good luck!

V Rising: Where To Find Adam The Firstborn - Location

adam the firstborn location in v rising

Adam the Firstborn is located in Doctor Henry Blackbrew's Castle within Gloomrot North. This area is extremely dangerous as many of the roaming enemy mobs pack quite the punch. The weather in the region is also particularly hazardous. Lightning will periodically strike the ground across the region, damaging those hit by it. Assuming that you've survived the mobs and the lightning, you'll eventually run into another problem. The gates leading to Adam's lair are locked.

Although you can fly over the first gate using Bat Form, there will be a second gate you can't pass over. The only way to destroy and open these fortified electric gates is by using an EMP. To get your hands on this consumable, you will first have to defeat Voltatia the Power Master to unlock the crafting recipe for it. Once you have defeated Voltatia, make at least two EMP. Place it directly in front of each gate, then hit it with your primary to gain access to Doctor Blackbrew's castle.

V Rising: How To Beat Adam The Firstborn

Before initiating the battle with Adam the Firstborn, you must free him from the shackles that bind him. The lever to release Adam is located to the right of the area, up the stairs just before the boss arena. Once you are on the second floor, you will find a balcony overlooking the arena with a lever sitting on top of it.

Pull the lever to release Adam the Firstborn from his restraints. From there, jump down, and Adam will thank you by trying to kill you. Now, the fight begins. We used a Mace build for this battle; however, you could theoretically use any other melee weapon you choose since our recommendations below should correlate well with each of them.


Blood Type

Before pursuing this battle, you should have a Gear Score of 83 (or 84 with Brute Blood). We recommend using any of the following Blood Types: Brute Blood of 80-100% or Scholar Blood of equal value. Brute Blood is arguably the best option because of its sustain, thanks to the 7.5%-12.5% primary attack Life Leech. It also provides a +1 Gear Score, increased Attack Speed, and boost healing by 20-35%.

Scholar Blood is also extremely useful because it greatly boosts your spell damage. We've spoken about the effectiveness of this Blood Type ad nauseam in previous guides. Other buffs provided include reduced cooldown on spells, spell Life Leech, and a chance to reset spell cooldowns on cast. Furthermore, we recommend fighting Adam in V Rising during a Bloodmoon, if possible, as it will boost all the effects of your current Blood by 20%. 


Travel Abilities

We recommend either Veil of Blood or Veil of Illusion for movement abilities. This is because the Veil of Blood will correlate well with the Brute Blood in providing you with much-needed sustain against Adam the Firstborn in V Rising, thanks to Leech. This debuff will effectively allow you to recover some of your HP for 5s, while your primary attack will heal you for 5% of maximum health.

The Veil of Illusion will make you hyper-mobile and able to return to the start of the movement while summoning an illusion that fires projectile attacks. Your next primary attack also inflicts Weaken, reducing Adam's damage output by 15% for 5s. The projectiles launched by the illusion inflict Weaken and apply a stack of Phantasm to the caster.

Defensive Abilities

For Defensive spells, we recommend Phantom Aegis, as it will save your life and any allies that dare to challenge Adam the Firstborn alongside you. However, Power Surge (unlocked by beating Azariel the Sunbringer) is as good, if not better, in some regard. This spell will not only act as a barrier but also increase attack and movement speed by 25%. Furthermore, Power Surge will remove negative debuffs from yourself or allies that it is cast on, and physical attacks inflict Ignite for 4s, making it a must-have for this fight.


Offensive Abilities

Now let's go over offense so you can actually beat Adam the Firstborn in V Rising. You will need high damage output here, coupled with good sustain. And there is a spell that does exactly that: Soulburn (unlocked from Nightmarshal Styx the Sunderer). Soulburn does 70% magic damage in an AOE around you and heals you for 40% health. This ability is even better because it is not targeted and casts very fast, applying the Condemn debuff to Adam the Firstborn as well. This will increase any damage he takes for the next 5 seconds by 15%! 

Adam's Moveset

Once the battle starts, the arena will become alive, forming a damaging and Static effect-inducing grid. Adam the Firstborn can move through the grid unphased; however, you will not. He will start with heavy ground-smashing melee attacks and quickly start casting down electric explosions around the arena. The explosions are easy to dodge, and if you can fight him in a corner, you have to worry less about the grid.


Assuming you damage Adam well enough, you should enter the next battle phase. This involves Adam beginning to cast an electric barrier while calling down more explosions upon you. While outside of the border, he will also perform grabbing attacks, picking you up and throwing you across the arena, stunning you upon landing.

Note that the grid can be disabled by attacking the power units on the wall and breaking them, although you will not have all the time in the world to do so. Instead, your ally might do this while you keep Adam the Firstborn busy. Assuming you are using your Soulburn and Power Surge correctly and have dropped his HP below 50%, Adam the Firstborn will release Health Orbs, which you should pick up for a better chance at securing victory. Now, all you need to do is keep up the pressure, and you will have Adam on the ropes. Almost there! Congratulations! You just beat Adam the Firstborn!

Hah! I lied! Adam the Firstborn will return to life after his first defeat, stronger than ever and replacing his mechanical arm with an electric one. This is the final phase of the fight and by far the hardest. This battle phase will see Adam in V Rising dash around the map, making wild melee attacks, all while explosions go off around you. You must dodge as much as possible here, as his damage output is absurd.

He will also start to call electrical beams from the sky atop the grid. And yes, while this is happening, even more explosions are sparking, making this fight insane and chaotic. Here, you'll probably want to consider using the Wisp Dance Ultimate Ability (unlocked by defeating Gorecrusher the Behemoth), as it applies the Weaken debuff, reducing the damage Adam the Firstborn outputs by 25%. It will circle three wisps around you, dealing 60% magic damage in a ring around you. You can also choose to launch them, dealing 100% magic damage. Couple this with the Condemn debuff, and you can (hopefully -- and for real this time) finish Adam the Firstborn off!

V Rising: Adam The Firstborn Rewards

You will receive the following rewards for beating Adam the Firstborn in V Rising: Eye of the Storm (Storm Ability) and Soul Shard of the Monster. In addition, Adam the Firstborn can also drop the blueprint for the Witch Potion, which can be unlocked at the Athenaeum.

  • Eye of the Storm: Knockback enemies and conjure a thunderstorm around you. Lightning bolts strike down in the surrounding area dealing 100% magic damage and inflicting Static. The storm rages on for 5s, and lightning strikes the area 37 times over the duration.
  • Soul Shard of the Monster: Increases Sun Resistance by 50 and your primary melee attack speed by 5%. The Shard also increases your physical power by 10. The effect lasts for 2 hours. Note that the Shard will have to be placed in a suitable location in your base before you can harness these bonus effects.

Adam the Firstborn's V Blood description reads:

The culmination of the Doctor Henry Blackbrew's brilliance. The Monster was to be the next step of human evolution, the ultimate machine of war. It is as powerful as Blackbrew could have ever desired but proved impossible to control. The Transcendum has done everything it can to contain The Monster, and they've been successful in doing so... for now.


And that's everything you need to know about how to defeat Adam the Firstborn in V Rising. But why stop there? Did you know we have an expansive library of in-depth V Rising boss guides? Yep! No kidding. Learn how to beat baddies like Gorecrusher the Behemoth, The Winged Horror, and Solarus the Immaculate right now!

V Rising Adam The Firstborn: How To Beat, Location & Rewards FAQ

Where can I find Adam the Firstborn in V Rising?

Adam the Firstborn is located in Doctor Henry Blackbrew's Castle within Gloomrot North. Defeat Voltatia the Power Master and craft EMPs to open the fortified electric gates leading to Adam's lair.

What rewards do I get for defeating Adam the Firstborn in V Rising?

Defeating Adam the Firstborn rewards you with Eye of the Storm (Storm Ability) and Soul Shard of the Monster. Additionally, Adam can drop the blueprint for the Witch Potion, which can be unlocked at the Athenaeum.

What are the recommended abilities and blood types to defeat Adam the Firstborn in V Rising?

For Blood Types, Brute or Scholar (80-100%) are recommended. Use Veil of Blood or Veil of Illusion for movement, Phantom Aegis or Power Surge for defense, and Soulburn for offense. Wisp Dance is the best Ultimate to use.