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How to use Soul Shards in V Rising

Soul Shards are a relatively unexplained item that can provide big buffs.

While V Rising gives you some tidbits of information here and there, there are a few key items and resources that it neglects to tell you about. There's very little said about crafting materials such as cotton and quartz, and even less said about Soul Shards and how important they can be.

Regardless of whether you're playing solo, with a clan, or merely focusing on PvP aspects, Soul Shards can come in clutch when you know how to get them and use them. In this guide, we explain where to find Soul Shards and how to use them in V Rising.


How to get Soul Shards in V Rising

Soul Shards are collected by defeating some of the strongest bosses that V Rising has to offer. They act as proof that you've managed to beat the hardest bosses in the game, and in turn, can be used for some neat buffs as a reward.

If you're playing on a PvE server, there will be multiple instances of the Soul Shards. However, if you're playing on a PvP server, only one of each Soul Shard will exist. The Soul Shards, if already collected by other players, could quite literally be anywhere.

V Rising still, a character is standing in dark woodland at night and is accompanied by ethereal blue orbs

On a PvE server, you can expect to find Soul Shards by defeating the following bosses in V Rising:

  • Gorecrusher the Behemoth (Level 83) - located in Lair of the Behemoth in the Cursed Forest.
  • Talzur the Winged Horror (Level 86) - located in The Dreaded Peak which is in the westmost section of Farbane Woods.
  • Adam the Firstborn (Level 88) - located in Doctor Blackbrew's Castle which is in the northernmost section of Gloomrot North.

How to use The Eye of Twilight to find Soul Shards in V Rising

If you're having trouble finding any shards, which you likely will if you're playing PvP, you can build The Eye of Twilight to help. The structure is unlocked during the main story and requires four gold ingots, four power cores, and 20 schematics to craft.

Once built, The Eye of Twilight will reveal the current location of the Soul Shards. Simply interact with the structure to bring up the world map, and the Soul Shards location will be marked, whether it is still with the boss or being protected by another clan.

How to use Soul Shards in V Rising

After having gotten your hands on a Soul Shard, you'll probably want to use it in V Rising. Assign the Soul Shard to your hotbar and then press that key to place the shard on the ground inside your castle; the Soul Shard can only be used when it is placed.

With it placed, you can then activate the ability using the prompt shown on screen, and the shards respective buff will then last two hours.

All V Rising Soul Shards and their buffs

  • Soul Shard of the Monster - 50+ resistance to the sun, +5% to melee attack speed, and 10+ physical power.
  • Soul Shard of Behemoth - 50+ resistance to garlic and holy power, +5% movement speed, and +20% resource gathering.
  • Soul Shard of the Winged Horror - 50+ resistance to fire and silver, 10+ spell power, and +5% spell critical hit chance.

That's it for Soul Shards, and if you're looking for something else to do in V Rising in the meantime, take a look at how to get Unsullied Hearts and Greater Blood Essence.

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