Want to know how to get rid of the Cursed Forest visibility debuff? Of course, you do! But, as annoying as it might be to lose yourself in this extremely dangerous biome, there is quite a simple solution: defeat The Older Wanderer in V Rising. And the best part is that this Blood Carrier is not particularly challenging.
So, continue reading to learn the best strategy to defeat The Older Wanderer in V Rising. After all, have we let you down on our Gloomrot boss guides thus far? We thought not. And that's because our guides are based on actual gameplay knowledge, not bogus regurgitation of sourced material like some sources.
Updated on 26 May 2023: The Old Wanderer is a brand-new boss introduced in the V Rising: Secrets of Gloomrot update.
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V Rising: Where To Find The Old Wanderer - Location
The Old Wanderer can be found roaming the innermost main road of the Cursed Forest. We've illustrated this boss's path in the image; however, tracking them from the V Blood interface is the best way to locate The Old Wanderer.
The Cursed Forest is a particularly dreadful place to fight in, given the many hordes of mutated creatures constantly trying to kill you. So, you'll likely want to activate a Vampire Waygate upon entering the area, located near the south of the region above Gloomgrave Village.
V Rising: How To Beat The Old Wanderer
Fortunately, The Old Wanderer is not particularly dangerous. In fact, you might compare them to Beatrice the Tailor. This is because this Level 62 Blood Carrier will primarily try to run away from you. Still, you will do well not to lose your way. That's because the Cursed Forest is a painfully challenging biome because of the powerful creature roaming its paths.
To make things worse, this also includes bosses like Nightmarshal Styx the Sunderer. As such, you should attempt to defeat The Old Wanderer in V Rising as fast as possible to avoid drawing the unwanted attention of other nearby aggressors. You can use abilities from the Ice pool like Veil of Frost, Frost Bat, and Ice Nova to slow them down with the Chill debuff.
Likewise, the preferred Blood Type you should use is Creature Blood or Rogue Blood to benefit from the 15% increased Moveset Speed. Of course, having a Blood Quality of 100% will further augment this buff by 30%. This will ensure you have sufficient mobility to keep up and not accidentally lose The Old Wanderer in the Cursed Forest.
As you chase down this boss, they might occasionally use defensive spells to slow you down. However, they're relatively easy to evade and don't do much damage at all if they strike you. A pro tip to consider is using the Spear's Harpoon ability to pull The Old Wanderer towards you when they run away and follow it up with A Thousand Spears multi-stab attack.
V Rising: The Old Wanderer Rewards
You will receive the following rewards for beating The Old Wanderer in V Rising: Shroud of the Forest (Cloak). You will become immune to the Cursed Forest's visibility debuff using this item.
- Shroud of the Forest: Makes the wearer immune to the Curse of the Forest. Crafted from Inventory or at a Tailoring Bench. Requires: 200x Pristine Hide + 200 Plant Fibre + 20 Ghost Shroom.
The Old Wanderer's V Blood description reads:
This old survivalist seeked to explore the Cursed Forest, despite knowing its dangers. As the curse began to cloud his mind, he found ways to fight against it. With his cloak and a helpful liittle wisp he'd captured in a lantern, his strange magical defense prevented the curse from taking control. Though it was too late to prevent his mind from falling to tatters, he still does what he does best... survive.
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V Rising The Old Wanderer: How To Beat, Location & Rewards FAQ
Where can I find The Old Wanderer in V Rising?
The Old Wanderer can be found roaming the innermost main road of the Cursed Forest in V Rising. Use the V Blood interface to track their location.
What are the recommended abilities for defeating The Old Wanderer?
For defeating The Old Wanderer, we recommend using abilities from the Ice pool, such as Veil of Frost, Frost Bat, and Ice Nova, to slow them down with the Chill debuff.
What rewards do I receive for defeating The Old Wanderer in V Rising?
Defeating The Old Wanderer rewards you with the Shroud of the Forest, a cloak that grants immunity to the Curse of the Forest visibility debuff.