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V Rising Putrid Rat: Location & How To Unlock Rat Form

Putrid Rat is a boss in V Rising that you can't track from the Blood Altar. This guide explains how to summon it and unlock Rat Form.
V Rising Putrid Rat: Location & How To Unlock Rat Form

So you're looking at the V Blood menu and probably wondering: How to find the Putrid Rat in V Rising? If that's the case, don't worry. Unlike other Blood Carriers, you cannot track the Putrid Rat's location. Instead, this Level 30 V Blood Carrier needs to be summoned.

And that's where we come in! We'll explain exactly how to find the Putrid Rat! But that's not all. We'll also detail how to unlock the Rat Form Shapeshifting Ability. The best part is that this boss is not particularly challenging. Continue reading to learn about the Putrid Rat in V Rising.

Updated on 20 May 2023: We've updated this page to reflect all the changes in the V Rising: Secrets of Gloomrot update released on 17 May 2023. Note that you no longer require Twilight Snapper to summon the Putrid Rat!

Where To Find Putrid Rat In V Rising


Putrid Rat is the only enemy listed in the V Blood menu that you can't track directly. In short, you have to build a Vermin Nest in order to summon it. This structure is in the "Refinement section" of the Build menu.

The crafting materials for the Vermin Nest are as follows:

  • 360 Stone
  • 120 Bones

Once crafted, interact with the Vermin Nest. You will notice an option to summon Putrid Rat; however, you will require these crafting materials:

  • 1 Unsullied Heart
  • 4 Gravedust

Grave Dust

Grave Dust and Fish Bone are relatively easy to come by during the game's early stages. We suggest farming the Grave Dust from any of the cemeteries in the Farbane Woods biome: Forgotten Cemetary, Desecrated Graveyard, and Infested Graveyard. Of course, there's always a chance that you can find this resource in random chests by looting enemy encampments.

Unsullied Heart

Please refer to our dedicated guide on how to get Unsullied Hearts in V Rising.

How To Unlock Rat Form In V Rising


You'll have to defeat the Putrid Rat to unlock Rat Form in V Rising. Luckily, this Level 30 V Blood Carrier isn't particularly challenging. However, since the battle will most likely occur within your Castle's confined space, you may have trouble avoiding some of its attacks, like the one where it sends a swarm of rats toward you. That being said, to ensure your survival, it would be best to have a Gear Score of 30+ before attempting it.

We also recommend using a melee weapon, such as a Reaper, Mace, or Sword Build, to clear the Putrid Rats' summons. There isn't anything particularly important worth mentioning because you'll most likely already have a high enough Gear Score to beat this boss. Once the Putrid Rat is defeated, you will get the Rat Form power, allowing you to sneak around enemy bases undetected. And that's everything you need to know about Putrid Rat in V Rising. 

Featured image courtesy of Stunlock Studios.

V Rising Putrid Rat: Location & How To Unlock Rat Form FAQ

How do I find the Putrid Rat in V Rising?

The Putrid Rat cannot be tracked directly. Build a Vermin Nest in the Refinement section of the Build menu and summon it using crafting materials

What are the crafting materials needed to summon the Putrid Rat?

To summon the Putrid Rat, you'll need 1x Unsullied Heart and 4x Gravedust.

How do I unlock the Rat Form in V Rising?

Defeat the Putrid Rat, and you will unlock the Rat Form power, allowing you to sneak around enemy bases undetected.