V Rising leather is a resource that players can obtain for crafting by killing Keely, one of the earliest bosses in the game, and using the rewards obtained off them to set up a special construction line in their factory to farm it. The constructed device will allow you turn animal hide into leather, so you will have to go on a bit of an animal killing spree afterwards, but considering the aggression shown by wolves in Farbane, you’ve probably had to bite your way through a few of them already. For more information on how to get leather in V Rising, the details of the Tannery, and how you can use leather to upgrade the Castle Heart at the center of your lair.
How to get Leather
- Use the Blood Alter to locate the Keely the Frost Archer boss
- Track Keely to find and defeat her
- Return to your Castle and build the Tannery
All the steps above will take you through the process of crafting Leather in V Rising. It might sound like a lot, but the reality is you’re really setting up a very basic production line in your own castle, much in the same way that once you have the Sawmill, there’s very little effort to obtaining planks. Just click the stages above you want to check out, or scroll down to see them in order!
How to get leather in V Rising
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The need for V Rising leather arises when you reach the objective to upgrade your Castle Heart. This requires 12 Copper Ingots and 12 leather. The copper is easy because there’s a Furnace in your build menu. As long as you have the right resources you can quickly build it and fill it with copper ore to make ingots (by the time you reach this point in the game you will have levelled up enough to break apart the large copper rocks you’ve seen around). Of course, hold onto the regular rock you accrue too, as you’ll need it later to make V Rising Stone Bricks.
The leather, however is a mystery – there’s nothing in the build menu that can make it and you’ll only find animal hides as you play. So how do you get leather in V Rising?
Consult the Blood Altar
To get leather in V Rising you’ll need to check the Blood Alter and look for a Boss called Keely the Frost Archer. She’s level 20, which if you’ve taken down the wolf and got to this point, you should be too. Select her and set off to follow her trail until you find her, on the East side of the Farbane Woods in the early V Rising map.
Defeat Keely the Frost Archer
Defeating Keely is fairly easy, with time being your only enemy. She can take a while to take down, is prone to resetting if she gets too far away, and if you get caught in the daylight the battle gets a lot harder. So go at night, preferably travelling through the day to get the most time in the dark to battle her.
When you reach the bandit camp, try to use the entrance on the east side as you’ll find less bandits to cause you trouble and you should find Keely patrolling this east side. You’ll want to avoid getting the whole camp after you, so use Shadowbolt to hit and lure any enemies away from a distance to deal with them one at a time, until you can take the Frost Archer on alone.
There are a few options to fight her. You could let all the animals out of the surrounding cages, and get out the way to let them do a fair amount of damage. Keely kills them pretty easily, but there’s a lot of them around and over time they’ll whittle down a fair percentage of her health.
Whether you use that to soften her up or not she’s not to hard to kill, it just takes time. She has two main attacks, a triple freeze arrow shot that will slow you with one or two hits, but completely stop you if all three connect. She also fires arrows into the air for a large damage area, marked out by red circles. However, both have long obvious windups that are easy to dodge. If you’re still having trouble, find out how to get the V Rising best weapons, or which ones in your inventory are superior.
When she’s dead, head back to your castle to get some leather action on.
Build the Tannery
With Keely defeated you’ll have unlocked the recipe that lets you build the Tannery with 8 planks and 160 animal hides. You should have planks sorted by this point as the Sawmill was one of your previous objectives, so gather the resources you need and get tanning. Keep in mind that this requires your Castle Heart to be fueled with V Rising Blood Essence, so make sure you have enough to go around.
Use the leather to upgrade the Castle Heart
Once you have the 12 copper ingots and 12 leather you can finally upgrade the Castle Heart and unlock the next stage of progress. That will get you a mirror crafting recipe that will let you customise your vamp, and open up the next objective you need to progress. We recommend checking out our page on the V Rising Whetstones, which’ll likely be your next priority.
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