As many people know, I’m really not a huge fan of games where there is durability on your Weapons, Armour or Tools. While I’ve had to suck it up to play games like Minecraft regularly, the first thing I complained about when I started playing Breath of the Wild was… why are my weapons breaking…
Unfortunately, V Rising is another game that has a built-in durability mechanic, though players are able to turn off this setting if they just don’t want to deal with it or simply want to deal with less of it.
As my husband and I are playing a default setting version of V Rising on both YouTube and on Twitch, I can tell you that with the default settings that repairing isn’t actually the worst thing in the game and although a bit of an annoyance, it is quite simple and there are enough indicators that you’re in need for a repair.
As repairing isn’t the most obvious task that players need to complete in V Rising, I wanted to take some time to explain how it works, similar to how to move objects around your base after you place them and how to plant in V Rising.
The following guide will take you through everything you need to know about how to repair, how much it costs and how to tell that your items need repairing in V Rising.
HOW TO TELL IF YOUR EQUIPMENT/GEAR NEEDS REPAIRING IN V RISING
I have to admit that at first, I didn’t realize that the game clearly indicates that a piece of gear is running low on durability, though after our most recent gameplay Banes, my husband, made it very clear to me.
Essentially, when a player’s gear, whether it’s a piece of Armour or a Tool, will appear in Gold at the bottom of your screen, right above your Blood Pool. This means that the piece of gear is getting low on durability and a player should think about repairing it soon.
Now, players should have a good amount of use out of this piece of gear for a bit longer, especially if they are not about to enter a big V Blood battle, but players should make sure to check the actual durability stat while they are in their inventory to ensure that they are aware of how many more hits they can endure with this piece of gear or how many more swings they can take with a tool/weapon.
The way a player can do this is by hovering over the item in question and checking the durability stat that will show it in metrics, such as 120/1000.
Although V Rising will let players know that an item is starting to get low on durability by showing that item in gold above their Blood Pool, the gold item will turn red. I personally ignore the gold indicator and only start worrying about my durability when I see that an item is appearing red.
HOW TO REPAIR IN V RISING
To repair in V Rising, players must head into the Inventory and then must hover over the piece of gear that is close to breaking.
Players must then use their middle mouse wheel button to actually repair the item, though they will only be able to do this if the items required are in their inventory.
WHAT RESOURCES DO YOU NEED TO REPAIR IN V RISING
Repairs will typically take half of the resources that were required to make the item, meaning that if a resource needed 10 Copper it will only need 5 Copper to repair.
Most elements that were used to craft the item will be used to repair the gear, though if an item requires a previous tool or piece of armour, they will not need to re-craft this to repair.
SHOULD I ALWAYS REPAIR MY GEAR AND TOOLS?
No, repairing your tools and gear is not always a requirement, though you should always make sure that your tools and gear never breaks.
Although you may not be there yet, you will have access to Servants in the mid game which will need gear in order to “level up.”
The great thing about having Servants is the fact that it doesn’t matter what durability of gear you give them, it will always act as if it is 100%. So, instead of wasting resources by repairing your gear, make a new set of gear and either save what you’re taking off for your Servant or put it on your Servant right now.
I wouldn’t recommend this for early game items to be honest and I would simply repair it, because it’s not going to be the most useful for your Servants and it’s a much better idea for you to simply blitz through as many V Bloods as you can.
The option will always be based on your needs, but this is one of the best ways of saving resources, especially when it comes to low durability gear.
The other option for players is to see whether the piece of gear or the tool they currently have can be upgraded into a higher tier. Although not every piece of armour or weapon is used for the next upgrade, there are a number that do. Always try to upgrade your items if you can, especially if they are low on durability as this will provide you with a full-durability result, even if you had a single durability left on that item.
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