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V Rising

All Blood Types and Quality Effects

By
Scott Peers

V Rising has many progression systems for you to get your teeth stuck into (pun totally intended) and the Blood Types are perhaps the most interesting of them all. By feeding on organic creatures, you’re able to absorb a portion of their power and gain exclusive passives. There are nine Blood Types in V Rising in total and this page will give you the details on all of them.

Blood Types are a way of getting buffs to various outdoor content, combat or other features in V-Rising.

Blood Types Explained

There are nine blood types in V Rising:

  • VRising_BloodType_Beast_Small.pngCreature - Any wildlife you find
  • VRising_BloodType_Worker_Small.pngWorker - Civilians you often find in villages
  • VRising_BloodType_Scholar_Small.pngScholar - Mage type characters in the mid to end game zones.
  • VRising_BloodType_Warrior_Small.pngWarrior - The typical melee units you find in bandit camps, or mid to end game points of interest.
  • VRising_BloodType_Rogue_Big.pngRogue - Typically bandits, either the fast attacking melee units or the archers.
  • VRising_BloodType_Brute_Small.pngBrute - The bruiser type enemies you can find at low level bandit camps, or high level faction areas.
  • BloodType_Putrid_Small.png Mutant - Mutated variants of enemies found in the late areas, such as Mutant Spitters.
  • BloodType_Dracula_Small.png Draculin - Legion of Noctum enemies, such as the Night Maiden.
  • Frail - default blood type when eating things like rats, blood essence, etc.

Whenever you drink the blood of an enemy creature, you will start refueling your blood pool. If you complete a cast, then you get the blood type of the creature you were drinking, along with the percentage it has. When you start a game or drink emergency blood essence, you are typically frail, which doesn’t have any bonuses or effect with it. You can find both the type and percentage under the enemy creature’s name plate when you hover the mouse over the enemy creature.

Now, its important to note that blood types in V Rising do different things. The buffs you get depend on the percentage of the blood type you’re drinking. You’ll need to get lucky and find a large percentage out in the world to drink from if you want the duper buffs. Which you can find all the passive buffs below in their respective headings.

(1 of 3) You can view the Blood Type and Blood Quality of your last feed from the Blood Pool.

Creature Blood Type

The Creature Blood Type is one of the most common you’ll come across in V Rising and has a wide range of buffs that increase your overall survivability, be it health regeneration or sun resistance.

Blood Quality Blood Tier Effect
Below 30% I 3 - 15% Movement Speed
Between 30% - 59% II 10 - 25% Increased Sun Resistance rating
Between 60% - 89% III 10% - 20% Damage Reduction
Between 90% - 99% IV 50% - 100% Increased Health regeneration
At 100% V Boost all above effects by 30%

Worker Blood Type

If you’re looking to go gathering for resources, the Worker Blood Type is the one for you. With it, you’ll gain increases resource yield along with the damage you do to the nodes themselves.

Blood Quality Blood Tier Effect
Below 30% I 10% - 30% Increased Resource yield
Between 30% - 59% II 15% - 25% Increased Damage against Resource Objects
Between 60% - 89% III 10% - 20% Increased Mount Gallop Speed
Between 90% - 99% IV 3% chance to instantly destroy a resource node and trigger a burst of speed
At 100% V Boost all above effects by 30%

Scholar Blood Type

If you’re a big fan of all of the different spells you can acquire, take a look at the Scholar Blood Type. With this, you’ll increase the damage of them, their cooldown, and even have the chance to add some Spell Life Leech to them.

Blood Quality Blood Tier Effect
Below 30% I 10% - 20% Increased Spell Power
Between 30% - 59% II 8% - 15% Reduced cooldown on Spells
Between 60% - 89% III 5% - 10% Spell Life Leech
Between 90% - 99% IV 15% Chance to reset spell cooldown on cast
At 100% V Boost all above effects by 25%

Warrior Blood Type

The Warrior Blood Type focuses on all matters melee weapons, and will offer boosts to not only your Physical Power, but also the cooldown of your Weapon Skills. If that’s not enough, you’ll also gain the ability to parry an attack which will boost your own attack power in the process.

Blood Quality Blood Tier Effect
Below 30% I 10% - 20% Increased Physical Power
Between 30% - 59% II 8% - 15% Reduced cooldown on Weapon Skills
Between 60% - 89% III 8% - 15% Reduced damage taken and 25% increased damage when striking enemies at full health
Between 90% - 99% IV 15% Chance to parry an attack reducing damage taken by 50%. Parrying an attack increases your own damage by 25%
At 100% V Boost all above effects by 25%

Rogue Blood Type

Rogues are always a favorite, and the Rogue Blood Type in V Rising is one of the strongest there is. From increasing your critical strike chance against enemies to inflicting a debuff that will cause your target to take increased damage, this is a great one for bosses.

Blood Quality Blood Tier Effect
Below 30% I 10% - 20% chance to critical strike on weapon attacks
Between 30% - 59% II 8% - 15% Movement Speed
Between 60% - 89% III 12% - 25% Reduced cooldown on Travel Skill. 100% chance to critical strike on next physical attack after using travel skill
Between 90% - 99% IV 50% Chance on critical strike to expose victim’s armor, increasing damage taken from all sources by 15% for 4s
At 100% V Boost all above effects by 30%

Brute Blood Type

Similar to the Warrior Blood Type, the Brute is a mixture of passives that increase your damage and survivability equally. The Life Leech and increased healing are incredibly useful for the tougher bosses out there, and gaining an extra Gear Level is the cherry on top.

Blood Quality Blood Tier Effect
Below 30% I 5% - 10% Primary attack Life Leech
Between 30% - 59% II 8% - 15% Increased Primary Attack Speed and gain 1 Gear Level
Between 60% - 89% III Healing received increased by 15% - 30%. Heal self for 4% of your victim’s health when striking a killing blow
Between 90% - 99% IV 6% chance per relative health recovered to boost movement speed by 20% and damage of primary attacks by 20%
At 100% V Boost all above effects by 30%

Mutant Blood Type

One of the two Blood Types added after Early Access, you’ll have to wait until you progress deep into the adventure to obtain it. With the Mutant Blood Type, you’ll gain a large increase to All Resistance while also reducing the Blood Drain rate.

Blood Quality Blood Tier Effect
Below 30% I 25% - 50% Reduced Blood Drain rate
Between 30% - 59% II 10-25 Increased All Resistance rating
Between 60% - 89% III 10% - 20% Increased movement speed while Shapeshifted
Between 90% - 99% IV 40% Chance to convert a victim to a Mutant when killing them after a Bite
At 100% V Boost all above effects by 30%

Draculin Blood Type

The Draculin Blood Type is the ultimate one for those of you seeking to really live out that Vampire dream. Increased movement speed during the night for Tier I is alreayd great, but you’ll gain increased damage to enemies that are under half their health and can recover your health quicker with Blood Mend. The one downside is that the enemies you can drain this from are not available until the later stages.

Blood Quality Blood Tier Effect
Below 30% I 10% - 20% Increased movement speed during the night
Between 30% - 59% II 10% - 20% Increased damage against enemies with 30% Health or less
Between 60% - 89% III 40% - 80% Increased healing received when using Blood Mend
Between 90% - 99% IV Gain an additional Bite and heal 5% health when killing an enemy with Bite
At 100% V Boost all above effects by 25%

Refilling Blood Without Changing Type

One of the most common questions we have found is if you can refill blood without changing type. The answer is no. Whenever you feed and complete the drinking of blood, you automatically get the quality of blood and the blood type. There’s no way to circumvent this, meaning you can’t keep your high tier of blood type you got. It’s designed to encourage temporary OP buffs for that fighting you want to do. It also prevents it from being a permanent buff. So, enjoy the temporary overpowered buffs you can get from drinking blood and using your blood pool wisely.

How to Maintain the Blood Pool

The Blood Pool is at the heart of what it means to be a vampire in V Rising. You’ll always have access to view your own Blood Pool, at the bottom centre of your screen. Here you can hover over the pool to check the Blood Type, Blood Quality / Tier, and the effects of the particular type of blood that you consumed most recently (between Creature, Worker, Scholar, Warrior, Rogue, and Brute). The Blood Pool also provides a visual cue of how much blood you have left before you run out, and you can hover over the pool to see the exact amount, measured in litres.

The only way to maintain the Blood Pool is by consuming the blood of living creatures and humanoids. Any blood type or quality will be sufficient to keep you alive, and to maintain your health. So long as you have blood in the pool, you’ll slowly regenerate health while out of combat. When you’re in combat, you won’t regenerate any health, which is indicated by the HP in the bottom left of the screen, just above the quickslot bar. Each time you use a specific Vampire Power such as Wolf Form, Bear Form, Human Form or Dominating Presence, blood will be consumed, so you’ll need some blood in the pool to use them. You can also use Expose Vein, allowing allies to feed from your blood pool to replenish their own, or Blood Mend, allowing you to heal yourself from the blood pool.

(1 of 2) You’ll need to complete the Drinking Blood action to fill your Blood Pool with the type and quality of the blood you’re drinking.

You’ll need to complete the Drinking Blood action to fill your Blood Pool with the type and quality of the blood you’re drinking. (left), You can view the amount of blood, blood type, and blood quality that you currently have by hovering over the Blood Pool in the bottom centre of your screen. (right)

How to Use Different Blood Types

The type of blood that you choose to use will depend entirely on your playstyle and circumstantial objectives, but there are clearly objective benefits for specific actions within the blood type effects. You should always consider the blood type that you might need not only for a particular task, but also when approaching boss fights with a specific strategy in mind. If you want to maintain a pool of high quality blood of a specific type, you’ll need to hunt throughout Vardoran to find it first. Once you run out, there’s no guarantee that you’ll find an enemy with the same type or quality, so make the most of it while you can.

You’ll notice from the tables below that different blood types are useful for specific playstyles or tasks. For example, if you’re someone who enjoys focusing on spells in combat, the Scholar blood type is most suited to you. If you prefer melee combat, the Warrior or Brute blood types become most useful. If you want to combine melee combat with ranged combat (such as sword and crossbow, for example), you might consider the Rogue blood type best suited to your playstyle. The Creature blood type is generally good for travelling over long distances, since it provides a speed buff and increased sun resistance, allowing you to evade the burning effects of the sun for longer. However, the Worker blood type becomes more appealing if you’re just out to gather resources such as lumber, stone, or metal ores, and it also provides a speed buff when you’re mounted.

How to Use the Blood Hunger Vampire Power

In the early stages of the game, the only way to see the blood quality of a creature or humanoid is by hovering over them with your cursor. This will only show you the blood quality percentage, and not the blood type. However, once you kill Tristan the Vampire Hunter, you will gain access to the Blood Hunger Vampire Power, which allows you to see the blood quality percentage of all nearby creatures or humanoids, and also provides an indication of the blood type based on a small icon to the left of the percentage. The icon will reveal whether the blood type is of a Creature, Worker, Scholar, Warrior, Rogue, or Brute, and since the general appearance of each type of enemy is fairly intuitive, it won’t take long to learn which icon is associated with a particular blood type.

(1 of 4) By default, you can only see the blood quality percentage of one creature or humanoid by hovering over it, as seen in the top centre of the screen here.

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  • Publisher
    Stunlock Studios
  • Platforms,
    PC, Steam
  • Genre
    MMORPG, Survival
  • Guide Release
    24 May 2022
  • Last Updated
    13 June 2024
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V Rising is an survival game developed by Stunlock Studios. First announced on May 5, 2021 for Windows, early access started on May 17, 2022.

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