Do you need help learning how to heal in V Rising? Well, you'll be happy to know that you have quite a few options, including using the Blood Mend ability and consuming health restoration potions. In this comprehensive guide, we'll teach you everything you need to know about accessing and using these healing options effectively. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced player, our guide will equip you with the knowledge to stay alive and thrive in the world of V Rising. So, get ready to take your survival game to the next level!
Reminder: The V Rising: Secrets of Gloomrot update releases on 17 May 2023 and will introduce many new gameplay changes, which may affect the accuracy of the contents of this guide. In this regard, we will endeavor to update this page as soon as possible.
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V Rising: Heal Using Blood Mend Ability
While there are many ways to heal in V Rising, the easiest and most common way of doing so is by using Blood Mend. This ability and all your other powers are accessed through your Blood Powers menu by pressing the Ctrl key. It's worth mentioning that Blood Mend drains your Blood Pool and immobilizes you for a short time while healing you over time, so be wary of your surroundings when you use it.
That being said, you can cancel the healing at any point by clicking off your character. However, you cannot use Blood Mend if you run out of blood. In this case, you'll need to leach blood from a nearby animal or NPC (or feed on an ally using Reveal Vein). Of course, you could also consume a vial containing blood extracted from your prisoners or a Rat, Tainted Heart, Unsullied Heart, or Exquisite Heart to restore your blood pool.
V Rising: Heal Using Health Restoration Potions
You can also restore your HP in V Rising by crafting and consuming health potions. This will help conserve your Blood Pool and typically recovers HP faster than Blood Mend, making it a better option for healing in the game. The effects can also be stacked up to five times. In the table below, we've listed the consumable health potions in V Rising, including their effects, crafting recipe, and where to craft them.
|Vermin Salve (unlocked by default)||Recovers 2.5% of your max health every 1.5s for 15 seconds.||Alchemy Table or Character Crafting Menu||Rat, Plant Fibre, and Bone|
|Blood Rose Brew (unlocked at Research Desk)||Recovers 4% of your max health every 1s for 10 seconds||Alchemy Table||Blood Rose and Water-Filled Canteen|
|Blood Rose Potion (unlocked after defeating Christina the Sun Priestess)||Recovers 5.% of your max health every 1s for 15 seconds||Alchemy Table||Blood Rose and Water-Filled Bottle|
Important: Your ability to heal in V Rising is limited during combat. For example, if you have lost 50% of your max HP, you cannot use Blood Mend or health restoration potions like Vermind Salve or Blood Rose Potion to restore your HP to 100%. Instead, you need to leave the combat area to restore the maximum healing effects. The healing effects will also break upon taking damage. This applies to PvE and PvP combat situations.
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How To Heal In V Rising: Health Potions Guide FAQ
How do you use Blood Mend to heal in V Rising?
Access the Blood Mend ability from your Blood Powers menu by pressing the Ctrl key. The ability drains your Blood Pool and immobilizes you for a short time while healing you over time.
What health restoration potions can you use to heal in V Rising?
Craft and consume health restoration potions such as Vermin Salve, Blood Rose Brew, and Blood Rose Potion. These can be crafted at the Alchemy Table or Character Crafting Menu and help recover HP faster than Blood Mend.
Can you heal during combat in V Rising?
Your ability to heal in V Rising is limited during combat. In short, you cannot use Blood Mend or health restoration potions to restore your HP to 100%. You need to leave the combat area to restore the maximum healing effects.