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V Rising: How To Fish 2023 (March)

Today we try to answer the question: V Rising: How To Fish. This is a complete guide to crafting a fishing pole and unlocking fishing in the game!

The fishing mechanic has been a staple when it comes to ARPGs, and as expected – the trend only tends to continue in the latest title from Stunlock Games. However, the mechanic is more than just plain clicking, so knowing the necessary how-to is a must. 

Once Rufus the Foreman has been defeated, drink his blood in order to unlock the Fishing pole recipe. Simply create a fishing pole and head to the nearby waters to fish. You would need to equip it to your Hotbar in order to use it. 

Having said that, fishing is much more than a simple pastime and can aid you in obtaining rarer materials if performed correctly. However, it might not be everyone’s cup of tea as it does tend to rely pretty heavily on RNG. 

In this guide, I will show you the method of unlocking fishing along with the necessary crafting repipes. With that being said, let’s get started!

Unlocking Fishing in V Rising

V Rising: How To Fish

In order to unlock the mechanic, you would need to head to the Bandit Logging Camp situated in the Farbane Woods in order to fight and defeat Rufus the Foreman. 

Once the deed has been done, simply drink his blood and you will be rewarded with the fishing pole recipe. After that, head back to your castle in order to craft the necessary elements and you will be good to go. 

How to Craft a Fishing Pole 

Once you’ve obtained the recipe from Rufus the Foreman, it’s time for the crafting process to initiate. However, before getting started with the fishing pole – you would need to create the Woodworking Bench. 

Step #1: Craft a Woodworking Bench

V Rising: How To Fish

Luckily, this recipe comes bundled with the Fishing Pole after you drink Rufus’s blood. With that being said, here are all the necessary materials you need in order to craft a Woodworking Bench:

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Step #2: Obtain The Recipe Materials

V Rising: How To Fish

Once the Woodworking Bench has been created, it’s time we gather the materials to create a fishing pole. Luckily, they’re not that hard to come by. Therefore, you shouldn’t have any problems in sourcing them as long as you head to the locations mentioned below:

  • 8 Planks: You will need to input your lumber in the sawmill in order to produce these. As for the lumber itself, you can obtain as much as you need by chopping down trees. 
  • 4 Copper Ingots: Head to the Farbane Woods to obtain Copper ore. Then simply throw it in a furnace in order to obtain Copper Ingots. 
  • 4 Coarse Threads: Can be found within the Bandit Camps located in the Farbane Woods. The usual method of obtaining them is by killing the humans located in these camps. 

Step #3: Crafting Method

V Rising: How To Fish

Once you’re done obtaining the necessary materials, simply head back to your Woodwork Bench and input all of them. Wait for the crafting process to complete and take out your finely crafted Fishing Pole. 

V Rising: How To Fish

V Rising: How To Fish

Head to a body of water and cast your Fishing Pole. This can be done by equipping the pole with a hotkey button and using it in a certain direction. Once the pole has been launched, simply sit back and relax until a prize is caught. 

It’s recommended that you look for ripples before casting your fishing pole in order to obtain a yield. The fishing pole can be launched by left-clicking the rippling water. 

There are multiple fishing locations in Farbane Woods, Dunley Farmlands, and Silverlight Hills, with each featuring level-specific rewards. Therefore, you won’t have to worry about the mechanic becoming stale anytime soon. 

Not played V Rising yet? It can be found on Steam for a pretty cheap price! Keep in mind that it’s still early access, so it’s not a fully complete game.

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