When it comes to trying to figure out how to craft certain items it can be a wee bit confusing in V Rising. Though the tutorial takes you through a good amount of tips on how to craft items, players are never actually taught how to make Leather although they will need it fairly early in order to progress through the game.
I have to say, although I feel like some important elements of the game are a bit confusing, I still have to admit that I’ve been really enjoying my time spent playing V Rising and honestly cannot wait to see how the game develops upon being fully released.
While I’m not currently streaming V Rising, I can see myself doing so on release as there are a lot of elements in the game that feel fresh and exciting for me, not to mention that I’ve been hoping for another “dark” survival game since putting down DST for the time being.
The following guide is everything you’re going to need to know about crafting Leather in V Rising, including all the steps you need to take before you are able to do so.
WHAT RESOURCES DO YOU NEED FOR LEATHER
When it comes to Leather, players are going to need a lot of Animal Hide in order to make Leather. Animal Hide is luckily not a rare resource and can be obtained from killing any lesser Animal mobs such as deer.
I strongly recommend that players take the time to run after any deer that they see as this will ensure that you always have enough of this resource available to them whenever they need it.
I personally was able to passively collect enough Leather for all of my upgrades while killing regular mobs, but if you’re not aware of how much Animal Hide you need, you may avoid killing animals as they can be a bit tricky to catch (though they don’t deal any damage as they are passive.)
HOW DO YOU MAKE LEATHER?
Unfortunately, the ability to make Leather is going to be gated by the need to kill a V Blood boss. Similar to obtaining the ability to Salvage, players will need to prioritize battle and will need to track a boss using the Blood Altar.
The boss you are looking for is Keely the Frost Archer who is a Level 20 boss.
Killing Keely the Frost Archer will provide players with the crafting recipe for the Tannery, which is the only Crafting Station that is able to provide players with Leather.
I would strongly recommend that players try to get Gear that is around Level 20 as Keely the Frost Archer is a bit tricky to defeat, though if players are playing with others it can be easier to take her down.
Keely the Frost Archer will always be located in the same area, so if players fight her, so if players die to her they will be able to locate her again quickly.
HOW TO USE THE TANNERY
The Tannery can be used to make a number of cloth or clothing material items. Though players will not be able to actually craft their equipment using it, players can simply put all their Animal Hide in the Tannery as soon as they get it as this is the main use for Animal Hide.
As is with most Crafting Stations, the Tannery is going to take some time to actually Craft the resource, so placing Animal into the Tannery as soon as you get it will do you good so you never have to wait.
The Tannery takes quite a bit of resource and will require players to have a Sawmill before placing it.
The Tannery itself requires the following materials:
160 Animal Hide
Players should already have a Sawmill by the time they obtain the Tannery as the Sawmill is used for a number of other Crafting Stations and tools that the player will need, however, if you don’t already have a Sawmill, lucky for you that it is unlocked for you almost immediately if you get through the main Quest Line and much like the Tannery, it’s going to be a good idea to place almost all of your Lumber in there to get Planks.
I wouldn’t worry too much about overstocking a Tannery or Sawmill as the basic resources are very easy to collect, though given how much time it actually takes for both Crafting Stations to make the resource, you should be able to take out the resource you need from the input if you ever run out and don’t have the time to farm at that moment.