World Map of V Rising, with a circle marking the Farbane Woods region
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Where to build your first castle in V Rising

In V Rising, establishing yourself as a Vampire ruler takes a great deal of work, effort, and dark magic. But to even get started with all of that, every ruler must have a castle to... Well, rule, from. The location of your castle makes all the difference between an easy conquest and an arduous struggle. Not to worry though, here's a quick recommendation on where to build your first castle in V Rising.

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Where should I build my first castle?

A first castle is best positioned in Farbane Woods, the first region in the game. The specific spot you really want to setup in should be close to at least one or two of the game's unique V Blood bosses.

Why do the V Blood bosses matter?

Starting out in Act 1, you'll be spending most of your time around the Farbane Woods, based in the southern reaches of Vardoran. Aside from hosting enemies that are relatively low-level, Farbane is also home to some of the first bosses that the main questline requires you to kill. All of the necessary info like who they are, where they're located, and how they fight, is all provided in the V Blood menu. You can also use this menu to directly track down their location, just through selecting your preferred target in this menu.

V Rising, showing the V Blood menu and the respective bosses available to hunt.
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The last bit about the bosses is super important here since killing them will unlock new powers and crafting options throughout the game. And if that wasn't enough, each boss is located in a base that's chock full of crafting resources! For all of that, the best location for your first castle should have easy access to all of these hotspots.

Where are the first bosses in Farbane?


The image below shows a general map of Farbane Woods, marking the three locations of the first three V Blood Bosses:

1. Bandit Copper Mine
2. Bandit Logging Camp
3. Bandit Trapper Camp

V Rising, map of Farbane Woods with numbers marking three boss locations and a red star marking an area in between them.
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The red star on the map marks the best location recommended for a first castle. Being just above the Logging Camp, you'll be right between all three areas. Having easy access to them will make progression in your first castle much, much easier. Take it from me, who rushed to setup at the southeast corner of the map in that screenshot, you're better off going to the red star instead.

Like with any survival RPG, setting up your base of operations is paramount to success in V Rising. Or, at least, making things way easier to work through. While you don't have to follow the exact spot chosen in this guide, you should still be mindful of where you decide to begin your vampiric rule and how far you want to be from places of interest. Until next time, Creatures of the Night.

For more help with building castles in V Rising, feel free to check out How to move your Castle Heart in V Rising, and other guides here at Pro Game Guides!


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