The V Rising Farbane Woods starting zone has 13 different bosses to tackle, each with their own mechanics and rewards. Our V Rising Farbane Woods Boss Guide will detail each of them below!
Quicklinks: Alpha Wolf (lvl 16) | Keely the Frost Archer (lvl 20)
Rufus the Foreman (lvl 20) | Errol the Stonebreaker (lvl 20) | Grayson the Armourer (lvl 27)
Lidia the Chaos Archer (lvl 26) | Goreswine the Ravager (lvl 27) | Putrid Rat (lvl 30)
Clive the Firestarter (lvl 30) | Polora the Feywalker (lvl 34) | Ferocious Bear (lvl 36)
Quincey the Bandit King (lvl 37) | Nicholaus the Fallen (lvl 37) |The Winged Horror (lvl 78)
V Rising Farbane Woods Bosses Guide - Alpha Wolf (Level 16)
Where to Find Alpha Wolf
The Alpha wolf can be found in the south side of Farbane Woods, in one of the multiple Wolf Dens.
What Do You Get For Beating Alpha Wolf
- Vampire Power - Wolf Form
How to Beat Alpha Wolf
Recommended Gear/Skills for Alpha Wolf
As the first boss in the list, you won't have much on hand. At the very least, try to make a set of reinforced bone equipment.
How to Beat Alpha Wolf Solo
Make sure to take any basic wolves that might be nearby. Otherwise, just avoid the dash attacks and AOE growl after the boss drops below 50% health.
V Rising Farbane Woods Bosses Guide - Keely the Frost Archer (Level 20)
Where to Find Keely the Frost Archer
Keely is found at the Bandit Trapper Camp, near the eastern Farbane Woods vampire waygate
What Do You Get For Beating Keely the Frost Archer
- Basic Ability (Frost) - Frost Bat
- Structure - Tannery
- Recipe - Traveller's Wrap
- Recipe - Empty Canteen
- Recipe - Leather
How to Beat Keely the Frost Archer
Recommended Gear/Skills for Keely the Frost Archer
Upgrading to Nightstalker equipment will help with survivability.
How to Beat Keely the Frost Archer Solo
Getting in close will reduce the effectiveness of Keely's arrows. When at low health, she'll occasionally fire out multiple AOEs, so keep moving until this is over.
V Rising Farbane Woods Bosses Guide - Rufus the Foreman (Level 20)
Where to Find Rufus the Foreman
Rufus is at the Bandit Logging Camp near the center of Farbane Woods.
What Do You Get For Beating Rufus the Foreman
- Basic Ability (Blood) - Blood Rage
- Structure - Woodworking Bench
- Recipe - Hunter's Crossbow
- Recipe - Fishing Pole
- Recipe - Sculptured Wood
- Recipe - Painting Frame
How to Beat Rufus the Foreman
Recommended Gear/Skills for Rufus the Foreman
Nightstalker equipment is enough to fight Rufus as well. Crafting some Vermin Salve for healing is also recommended.
How to Beat Rufus the Foreman Solo
Make sure to clear out part of the camp of enemies before fighting, as it's easy to get overrun. As Rufus is another ranged fighter, keeping close is the way to go. However, killing the poachers he summons is a top priority, as he'll shield them if left alive long enough.
V Rising Farbane Woods Bosses Guide - Errol the Stonebreaker (Level 20)
Where to Find Errol the Stonebreaker
Errol can be found in the deepest part of the Bandit Copper Mine.
What Do You Get For Beating Errol the Stonebreaker
- Basic Ability (Chaos) - Aftershock
- Structure - Big Stash
How to Beat Errol the Stonebreaker
Recommended Gear/Skills for Errol the Stonebreaker
Nightstalker equipment once again, plus a couple of Vermin Salves for healing.
How to Beat Errol the Stonebreaker Solo
Errol is surrounded by workers, so clear these out before taking on the boss himself. Every now and then Error will start charging a close-range spinning attack, so move away until this is over. Clear out any workers that are summoned by Errol during the fight too — basic attacks are enough to deal with them.
V Rising Farbane Woods Bosses Guide - Lidia the Chaos Archer (Level 26)
Where to Find Lidia the Chaos Archer
Lidia can be found roaming along the roads of Farbane Woods with no set location.
What Do You Get For Beating Lidia the Chaos Archer
- Basic Ability (Chaos) - Chaos Volley
- Structure - The Devourer
How to Beat Lidia the Chaos Archer
Recommended Gear/Skills for Lidia the Chaos Archer
Nightstalker equipment still works, plus Vermin Salves for healing.
How to Beat Lidia the Chaos Archer Solo
Lidia is similar to Keely the Frost Archer, attacking from afar with arrows and firing off AOEs when at low health. She also has the ability to turn invisible, so keep an eye out for where she's going to appear. Since Lidia can be found anywhere in Farbane Woods, you might have to clear out any nearby enemies before starting the fight.
V Rising Farbane Woods Bosses Guide - Goreswine the Ravager (Level 27)
Where to Find Goreswine the Ravager
Goreswine is found in the Desecrated Graveyard at the southern side of Farbane Woods.
What Do You Get For Beating Goreswine the Ravager
- Basic Ability (Unholy) - Corpse Explosion
- Travel Ability (Unholy) - Veil of Bones
- Structure - Tomb
- Structure - 'Nocturne' Fences
- Recipe - Skeleton
- Recipe - Ghoul
How to Beat Goreswine the Ravager
Recommended Gear/Skills for Goreswine the Ravager
Nightstalker equipment still works, though starting to move towards copper weapons is recommended. The Crimson Aegis power from beating Grayson can help with shielding too.
How to Beat Goreswine the Ravager Solo
Fighting Goreswine mainly involves fighting through hordes of skeletons. Taking these out with AOEs is the easiest way to keep them in check. Make sure to watch out for his projectiles too, as these will slow you for a few seconds if hit.
V Rising Farbane Woods Bosses Guide - Grayson the Armourer (Level 27)
Where to Find Grayson the Armourer
Grayson is found in the Bandit Armory.
What Do You Get For Beating Grayson the Armourer
- Basic Ability (Blood_ - Crimson Aegis
- Structure - Five-Finger Workboards (Workshop Floor)
- Structure - Long Boards (Workshop Floor)
- Structure - Assortment of Statues
- Recipe - Whetstone
How to Beat Grayson the Armourer
Recommended Gear/Skills for Grayson the Armourer
Nightstalker equipment still works, plus a couple of Vermin Salves for healing. Upgrading from the bone ring is also recommended for some extra spell damage.
How to Beat Grayson the Armourer Solo
The main mechanic when fighting Grayson is the caltrops he periodically throws on the ground. His caltrops can be destroyed by equipping the metal armour found throughout the Bandit Armory and running over them.
V Rising Farbane Woods Bosses Guide - Putrid Rat (Level 30)
Where to Find Putrid Rat
Putrid Rat is a unique boss, requiring you to summon it via the buildable Vermin Nest structure. This is why you cannot track it via the Blood Altar.
How to Find the Putrid Rat in V Rising
You can find the Putrid Rat in V Rising by summoning it at a Vermin Nest. You'll need 1 Twilight Snapper (which you can get from Fishing or as a random drop from a crate, chest, or enemy), 4 Fish Bone (also acquired through Fishing or random drops), and 8 Grave Dust.
Keep in mind that this boss fight will take place within your Castle. This gives you the unique opportunity to prepare an area to fight this boss with minimal challenge or outside interference.
What Do You Get For Beating Putrid Rat
- Vampire Power - Rat Form
V Rising Farbane Woods Bosses Guide - Clive the Firestarter (Level 30)
Where to Find Clive the Firestarter
Clive is found at the Bandit Sulphur Quarry in western Farbane Woods.
What Do You Get For Beating Clive the Firestarter
- Travel Ability (Chaos) - Veil of Chaos
- Structure - Alchemy Table
- Structure - Assortment of Enchanted Braziers
- Structure - Assortment of Enchanted Torches
- Recipe - Sulfur
- Recipe - Minor Explosive Box
How to Beat Clive the Firestarter
Recommended Gear/Skills for Clive the Firestarter
Merciless Nightstalker equipment plus copper weapons is required.
How to Beat Clive the Firestarter
Fighting Clive involves a lot of dodging. Not only does he throw lots of bombs (and even giant ones at low heath), there are also crates of explosives dotted around the Bandit Sulphur Quarry. Destroying the crates from a distance can make this fight more manageable.
V Rising Farbane Woods Bosses Guide - Polora the Feywalker (Level 34)
Where to Find Polora the Feywalker
Polora is in the Gleaming Meadows at the western side of Farbane Woods (and north of the Bandit Sulphur Quarry).
What Do You Get For Beating Polora the Feywalker
- Basic Ability (Ullusion) - Spectral Wolf
- Travel Abiulity (Illusion) - Veil of Illusion
- Structure - Vampire Waygate
- Structure - Garden Floors
- Recipe - Minor Garlic Resistance Brew
How to Beat Polora the Feywalker
Recommended Gear/Skills for Polora the Feywalker
Merciless Nightstalker equipment plus copper weapons is required. Blood Rose Brew via alchemy will also be the healing item to take from now on.
How to Beat Polora the Feywalker Solo
Polora fires lots of energy projectiles, either 1 large or 3 split. She can also summon a pixie, which is healed if any of the energy projectiles hit it. While keeping close is recommended, Polora will occasionally use a close-range AOE that inflicts fear, causing you to run away uncontrollably for a few seconds.
V Rising Farbane Woods Bosses Guide - Ferocious Bear (Level 36)
Where to Find Ferocious Bear
Ferocious Bear can be found in the appropriately named Bear Cave, at the east side of Farbane Woods.
What Do You Get For Beating Ferocious Bear
- Vampire Power - Bear Form
- Structure - Fur Rugs
How to Beat Ferocious Bear
Recommended Gear/Skills for Ferocious Bear
Merciless Nightstalker, copper weapons, and Blood Rose Brew.
How to Beat Ferocious Bear Solo
Ferocious Bear fights primarily at close range, so using crossbows and ranged powers is a safe way to fight. The main thing to avoid at range is its dash attacks — it'll start doing multiple of these when at low health. Occasionally Ferocious Bear will stand up, before doing a ground slam which produces multiple smaller AOEs afterwards.
V Rising Farbane Woods Bosses Guide - Nicholaus the Fallen (Level 37)
Where to Find Nicholaus the Fallen
Nicholaus resides in The Forgotten Cemetery, at the southwest side of Farbane Woods.
What Do You Get For Beating Nicholaus the Fallen
- Basic Ability (Unholy) - Pestilence
- Basic Ability (Unholy) - Ward of the Damned
- Structure - Study
How to Beat Nicholaus the Fallen
Recommended Gear/Skills for Nicholaus the Fallen
Merciless Nightstalker armor and Merciless Copper weapons at least — Can also start making iron equipment after beating Quincey the Bandit King. Lots of Blood Rose Brew for healing. AOE or shielding powers will also help with the hordes of enemies summoned.
How to Beat Nicholaus the Fallen Solo
Nicholaus summons a lot of skeleton enemies, with armored ones showing up when he's at low health. These should be dealt with quickly, as they can start to get overwheling after a few waves have been summoned. Nicholaus' default projectiles explode on contact with you or the environment, so stay away from the walls and objects. Additionally, he'll cause fear to anyone nearby after he teleports, so keep some distance until this is over.
V Rising Farbane Woods Bosses Guide - Quincey the Bandit King (Level 37)
Where to Find Quincey the Bandit King
Quincey the Bandit King is found at the Bandit Stronghold at the north of Farbane Woods. You can only enter here by destroying the entrance gate with explosives — minor explosives can be made via alchemy.
What Do You Get For Beating Quincey the Bandit King
- Basic Ability (Chaos) - Chaos Barrier
- Ultimate Ability (Chaos) - Merciless Charge
- Structure - Smithy
- Structure - Tailoring Bench
- Recipe - Iron Ingot
- Recipe - Iron Weapons
- Recipe - Hollowfang Battlegear
How to Beat Quincey the Bandit King
Recommended Gear/Skills for Quincey the Bandit King
Merciless Nightstalker armor and Merciless Copper weapons. Lots of Blood Rose Brew for healing.
How to Beat Quincey the Bandit King Solo
Quincey is a tough fight, having a lot of health and aggressive AI. All of his shield-based moves (marked by a dark red effect) will case damage over time if you're hit. He'll often charge at you from afar, and shield bash when close. At low health, Quincey will charge 3 times — if you direct hit towards a wall, he'll be stunned for a few seconds. This is the perfect time to deal some extra damage or heal up.
You can learn how to beat The Winged Horror in our V Rising Soul Shard Bosses Guide.
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