Want to know how to get Leather in V Rising? V Rising is an MMO filled with vampires stalking their prey from the shadows, hunting under the dark night sky. That's just one side of the vampire life, though. Vampires aren't always vicious, and sometimes they just need to slow down, relax, and spend time fixing up a new set of clothes. However, your vampire lord won't get far as a tailor without a healthy supply of Leather.
In this guide, we’ll break down every step that you must complete to get Leather in V Rising. We'll also explain how to use the Leather you obtain to upgrade your all-important Castle Heart.
How to get Leather in V Rising
While Leather is occasionally found in bandit chests and in enemies' pockets, it's a much better idea to craft Leather out of Animal Hide using a Tannery.
You unlock the ability to build a Tannery by defeating Keely The Frost Archer, a Level 20 boss who resides in the Bandit Trapper Camp in the east of the Farbane Woods. Check the below map (or our V Rising boss locations guide) to see exactly where to find Keely. You can also build a Blood Altar in your castle and use it to track Keely's exact location.
Animal Hide is far easier to obtain out in the world, as most animals in the Farbane Woods drop them in bulk when they die. So a Tannery should be a high priority for any new V Rising player. Once you've defeated Keely, return to your castle and build a Tannery out of the following resources:
- 160x Animal Hide
- 8x Planks
Then simply interact with the Tannery and place your Animal Hide in the input grid to begin crafting the Hide into Leather. Each piece of Leather takes 16 Animal Hide to craft, so you may need to go on some hunting expeditions, killing creatures such as wolves and bears in the Farbane Woods to increase your Animal Hide stockpile.
How to use Leather in V Rising
Leather is an essential resource in V Rising. Here are some of the most important things you can do with Leather at the beginning of the game:
- Upgrade your Castle Heart to level 2
- Craft your first Crossbow at a Woodworking Bench
- Craft armour and clothing at a Simple Workbench
- Repair your armour and tools
- Craft a Copper Castle Key at a Simple Workbench
- Craft Cloth at a Loom
Of these, the most important one is definitely upgrading your Castle Heart to level 2. This costs 12 Leather and 12 Copper Ingots, the latter of which we cover how to get in our V Rising Copper guide. When you have these ingredients, simply head to the Castle Heart, interact with it, and press the upgrade button at the top of the Castle Heart menu. Upgrading your Castle Heart completes the "Expanding My Domain" quest, allowing you to progress through subsequent quests and unlock more rewards. It also increases the number of borders you can attach to your Castle Heart, allowing you to build a larger castle.
That’s everything you need to know to get Leather in V Rising. If you're struggling to defeat Keely, check out our guide on how to improve your gear score in V Rising. Better gear will require better materials, so take a look at our guides on how to get Iron and how to find Silver in V Rising. We also have a range of handy V Rising tips and tricks that will help you become more accustomed to life as a vampire.