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How to Progress You Gear Level in V Rising

In this guide you will learn how to progress your gear level in V Rising. This guide goes though all the tiers of gear and how to obtain it.

What is Gear Level in V Rising

Gear Level in V Rising is determined by the gear that your character has equipped. As you progress in the game you will acquire recipes for stronger gear. You need to progress your gear level in order to defeat higher level Enemies. Your gear level compared to the unit level of an enemy affects the damage you deal and receive against that enemy. Gear level has no effect versus other players.

Your overall gear level in V Rising is determined by the combination of your armor, jewelry, and weapon. There are several different tiers of each. Within each tier of weapon and armor you find upgraded versions. You will be able to craft the base versions of each tier at the applicable crafting station. In order to unlock the upgraded version you will need to utilize the Research Desk, Study, or Athenaeum. This can be done by obtaining the specific recipes from drops or by farming paper, scrolls, or schematics. The upgraded versions help bridge the gap to next V Blood Carriers to make it easier to unlock the next tier.

An example of total gear level would be having the following items equipped

  • Dawnthorn Chestguard – 7
  • Dawnthorn Leggins – 7
  • Dawnthorn Gloves – 7
  • Dawnthorn Boots – 7
  • Corrupted Artifact – 21
  • Dark Silver Spear – 21

Each of the Dawnthorn pieces give 7 gear score, the jewelry 21, and the currently equipped weapon 21. This would give you a total of 70 gear score.

Gear Level V Rising

Weapon Tier Structure Progression

In order to craft the various tiers of weapons you will need the proper crafting stations. It’s also recommended that you have the proper rooms set up for the crafting bonuses. For example, a forge room, tailor room, workshop room, and regulus room would reduce the cost of crafting your gear.

The progression for the structures you will need to progress your weapon tiers are as follows:

IconStructure NameWeapon TiersObtained From
Woodworking Bench V RisingWoodworking BenchAll Tiers of CrossbowsDefeat Rufus the Foreman, level 20, to unlock
simple workbench v risingSimple WorkbenchBone and CopperA default recipe you will have when you start
smithy v risingSmithyIronDefeat Quincy the Bandit King, level 37, to unlock
anvil v risingAnvilDark Silver and AboveDefeat Octavian the Militia Captain, Level 58, to unlock

As a general rule, you will defeat the lead V Blood carrier of a region in order to gain the structure and recipes needed to progress to the next tier.

Weapon Tier Progression in V Rising

When you place down a structure required to craft a weapon you will automatically be granted access to craft that tier of weapon. You will also be able to craft an upgraded version of the current weapon within each tier. For example, Bone weapons can become reinforced bone weapons. In order to obtain this upgrade you will need to search for recipes in the appropriate regions. If you do not get the specific recipe drops then you will need to utilize paper, scrolls, or schematics to unlock random recipes to eventually obtain the weapon upgrades.

The weapon tier progression is listed below. (This is not all the weapon types in V Rising, just the tier progression.)

IconWeapon TierObtainedGear Level
Bone Axe V RisingBoneBase – Simple Workbench3
Reinforced Bone Axe Reinforced BoneUpgrade – Simple Workbench – Researched at research table6
copper sword v risingCopperBase – Simple Workbench9
Merciless Copper Sword V RisingMerciless Copper Upgrade – Simple Workbench – Researched at Research Table12
Iron Reaper V RisingIronBase – Smithy15
Merciless Iron Reaper V RisingMerciless IronUpgrade – Smithy – Researched at Study18
Dark Silver Sword V RisingDark SilverBase – Anvil21
Sanguine Sword V RisingSanguineUpgrade – Anvil – Researched at Athenaeum24

All weapon types within each weapon tier are the same gear score. Different weapon types have different abilities and stats, but the gear score is as listed within each tier.

Armor Tier Structure Progression

In order to craft the various tiers of armor you will need the proper crafting stations. It’s also recommended that you have the proper rooms set up for the crafting bonuses. For example, a forge room, tailor room, workshop room, and regulus room would reduce the cost of crafting your gear.

The progression for the structures you will need to progress your armor tiers are as follows:

IconStructure NameArmor TiersObtained From
simple workbench v risingSimple WorkbenchBoneguard & NightstalkerA default recipe you will have when you start
Tailoring Bench V RisingTailoring BenchHollowfang and DawnthornDefeat Quincy the Bandit King, level 37, to unlock

As a general rule, just like your weapon progression, you will defeat the lead V Blood carrier of a region in order to gain the structure and recipes needed to progress to the next tier.

Armor Tier Progression in V Rising

The same rules apply for your armor tier progression as your weapon tier progression. When you place down a structure required to craft armor you will automatically be granted access to craft that tier of armor. You will also be able to craft an upgraded version of the current armor within each tier.

IconArmor TierObtainedGear Level
Boneguard Armor V RisingBoneguardBase – Character Crafting1
Plated Boneguard Armor V RisingPlated BoneguardUpgrade – Simple Workbench2
Nightstalker Armor V RisingNightstalkerBase – Simple Workbench3
Merciless Nightstalker Armor V RisingMerciless NightstalkerUpgrade – Simple Workbench – Researched at research table4
Hollowfang Armor V RisingHollowfangBase – Tailoring Bench5
Merciless Hollowfang Armor V RisingMerciless HollowfangUpgrade – Tailoring Bench – Researched at the Study6
Dawnthorn Armor V RisingDawnthornTailoring Bench – Must defeat Octavian the Militia Captain7
Bloodmoon Chestguard
Bloodmoon
Upgrade – Tailoring Bench – Researched at the Athenaeum8

All armor pieces within each armor tier are the same gear level in V Rising. The upgraded versions of armor give bonuses for having 2 and 4 pieces equipped.

Jewelry Tier Structure Progression

In order to craft the various tiers of jewelry you will need the proper crafting stations. It’s also recommended that you have the proper rooms set up for the crafting bonuses. For example, a forge room, tailor room, workshop room, and regulus room would reduce the cost of crafting your gear.

The progression for the structures you will need to progress your jewelry tiers are as follows:

IconStructure NameJewelry TiersObtained From
simple workbench v risingSimple WorkbenchTier 1 – 4A default recipe you will have when you start
Jewelcrafting Table V RisingJewelry TableTier 5 – 8Defeat Leandra the Shadow Priestess, level 46, to unlock

Jewelry Tier Progression in V Rising

The same upgrade rules apply to jewelry as they do to your armor and weapons. However, jewelry differs in a couple different ways. There are multiple upgrade options for some of your jewelry, not just one. Each upgrade option will increase the spell power of the base piece by the same amount. However, the different upgrades will offer different bonuses. You can see all of those bonuses on the below chart.

You can craft every piece of jewelry at the jewelcrafting table once it’s obtained.

IconNameObtainedTierStatsGear Level
Bone Ring V RisingBone RingBase – Character Crafting 1+5.2 Spell Power3
Blood Rose Ring V RisingBlood Rose RingUpgrade – Simple Workbench 2+6.8 Spell Power6
Gravedigger Ring V RisingGravedigger RingBase – Simple Workbench3+8.9 Spell Power9
Ember Chain V RisingThe Ember ChainUpgrade – Simple Workbench – Research at the Research Table4+11.5 Spell Power, +12 Max Health, +4% Movement Speed12
The frozen eye v risingThe Frozen EyeUpgrade – Simple Workbench – Research at the Research Table4+11.5 Spell Power, +12% Spell Critical Strike Chance12
Duskwatchers ring v risingDuskwatcher’s RingUpgrade – Simple Workbench – Research at the Research Table4+11.5 Spell Power, +2 Physical Power, +5% Physical Critical Strike Chance12
Mist Signet V RisingMist SignetUpgrade – Simple Workbench – Research at the Research Table4+11.5 Spell Power, +10 Sun Resistance Rating, -10% Ability Cooldowns12
Scourge Pendant V RisingScourge PendantJewelcrafting Table – Must Defeat Level 46 Boss, Leandra the Shadow Priestess5+14.7 Spell Power15
Ruby Pendant V RisingRuby PendantUpgrade – Jewelcrafting Table- Research at the Study6+18.5 Spell Power, +3 Physical Power, +10% Physical Resistance18
Sapphire Pendant V RisingSapphire PendantUpgrade – Jewelcrafting Table- Research at the Study6+18.5 Spell Power, +12% Spell Critical Strike Chance18
Amethyst Pendant V RisingAmethyst PendantUpgrade – Jewelcrafting Table- Research at the Study6+22 Spell Power, +25% Spell Critical Strike Damage18
Emerald Necklace V RisingEmerald NecklaceUpgrade – Jewelcrafting Table- Research at the Study6
+18.5 Spell Power, +20 Max Health, +4% Movement Speed
18
Misty Necklace V RisingMisty NecklaceUpgrade – Jewelcrafting Table- Research at the Study6+18.5 Spell Power, -15% Ability Cooldowns18
Topaz Amulet V RisingTopaz AmuletUpgrade – Jewelcrafting Table- Research at the Study6+18.5 Spell Power, +12% Physical Critical Strike Chance18
Corrupted Artefact v risingCorrupted ArtefactJewelcrafting Table – Must Defeat Level 60 Boss, Raziel the Shepherd7+22.9 Spell Power21
Shard of the Frozen Crypt V RisingShard of the Frozen CryptUpgrade – Jewelcrafting Table – Researched at the Athenaeum8+27.9 Spell Power, +15% Spell Critical Strike Chance, +20% Spell Critical Strike Damage, -10% Ability Cooldowns24
Nightstone of the Beast V RisingNightstone of the BeastUpgrade – Jewelcrafting Table – Researched at the Athenaeum8+27.9 Spell Power, +15% Physical Critical Strike Chance, +20% Physical Critical Strike Damage, +10% Physical Resistance24
Jewel of the Wicked Prophet V RisingJewel of the Wicked ProphetUpgrade – Jewelcrafting Table – Researched at the Athenaeum8+27.9 Spell Power, +10% Weapon Attack Speed, +5% Spell Life Leech, +5% Movement Speed24
Blood Key V RisingBlood KeyMust Defeat Level 80 Boss Solarus the Immaculate8+33.6 Spell Power27
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