The new MMO survival game from Stunlock Studios called V Rising is quickly becoming a fan-favorite title, with its vast open world, a compelling plot, and gameplay that's challenging, yet fair. If you've played the game for any amount of time, you know that while you may be a powerful vampire, if you aren't careful and don't play smart you might be put into a tough position where you'll need to heal quickly and that is often not the easiest task.
So if you find yourself wanting to know how to heal in V Rising or want to know alternative methods you can use to heal effectively, then look no further. This guide will give you a breakdown of how to heal in V Rising as well as other options you have at your disposal as you attempt to become the next Dracula.
How to Heal in V Rising?
While there are many ways to heal in V Rising, the easiest and most common way of doing so is by using the ability called Blood Mend. This ability and all your other powers are accessed through your blood power's menu by pressing the CTRL key.
This ability is unlocked from the beginning of the game, unlike other abilities you'll unlock later. Blood Mend is an ability you should familiarise yourself with as it does come with some drawbacks and is balanced to fit the challenges of the game.
Blood Mend immobilizes you for a short amount of time while healing, meaning you cannot move while healing using it. As a vampire, you take damage when in sunlight and enemies can easily overwhelm you, so making sure you are in the shade and hidden from enemies' sight when using it is crucial to effective healing.
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It's also important to know when to heal since Blood Mend drains your Blood Pool, which is the total amount of blood you have stored. So it's important to make sure that when you heal using the ability, you aren't wasting it by doing it in front of enemies or in the sun where you'll just end up losing it again.
If you do end up draining your Blood Pool however and can't use the Blood Mend ability, you do have some other options to choose from. You can use items such as a heart or dead rat to restore some health, or leech blood from a nearby animal, or if possible, you can ask friends playing with you to reveal their veins and give you some of their blood.
You can also craft potions and salves, which can be quite useful in tough situations and be used when under attack. This will help conserve your blood pool for later uses when you need it.
Lastly, we recommend you ensure that your blood pool never hits empty, if it does and you consume another animal's blood or heart, your blood type will change, becoming frail. In V Rising, your blood type is important as it affects how quickly you heal, so ensuring your blood type is stable will aid you in the long run.
And that's everything you need to know. For more on the game, head to our section dedicated to the latest V Rising news, guides, updates, and more.
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