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How to Salvage in V Rising and get the Devourer

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Once you can finally salvage in V Rising, you’ll finally get some use out of those items you don’t need and weapons you’ve grown out of. The trouble is, it takes a while before you actually can salvage anything. Once you’ve hit the right level, though, you've got a constant supply of basic crafting materials, no grinding required.

The pertinent question is, how do you Salvage in V Rising? We've put together this guide to show you how you can turn trash into treasure and how to get the Devourer, the item that lets you do this. However, we suggest equipping at least one of the best weapons in the game to help you on your journey first.

How do you salvage in V Rising?

Salvaging uses the Devourer, an item box with teeth that consumes your unwanted goods and kindly spits out raw materials in return, often in copious amounts. Getting the Devourer is a bit of a process, though.

You’ll need to have beaten Lidia the Chaos Archer who you'll unlock at level 26. If you need some extra experience to hit that point, take a trip around the woods and clear out some bandit camps. You’ll get some extra crafting materials for your trouble, including Whetstones if you’re lucky.

Where to find Lidia the Chaos Archer

V Rising screenshot showing a character battling Lidia the Chaos Archer in the middle of a forest setting at night

We found Lidia in Farbane Woods, roughly near the center, under the “DS” in the map label. The surrounding area is fairly narrow, but Lidia telegraphs her attacks to the point where you can get away well before they land.

Lidia alternates between firing three arrows that explode in a small area of effect on impact and firing shots that explode in a much broader area. The game marks where these will land with a large circle, so as long as you stay out of range, you’ll be fine.

She tends to remain facing in the same direction while attacking, so it’s a good chance to slip up and land a few hits of your own.

Typically after you attack a couple of times, Lidia vanishes, then reappears a few seconds later and uses a melee attack. The time between her reappearance and the attack is long enough where you can avoid it if you just keep moving.

How to get the Devourer in V Rising

The option to craft the Devourer unlocks as soon as you defeat Lidia and absorb her V Blood. Crafting it requires:

  • 12 Planks
  • 6 Copper Ingots

How to use the Devourer

You’ll find the Devourer under the “Refinement” tab in the “Production” menu. Place it wherever you want, and interact with the chest to use it. From there, just drag whatever you want to recycle into the “input” section on the right, and you’ll see what the Devourer’s insides have in store for you in the “output” section.


If you need some extra help being your undead best, check out our guides for how to get iron, where to find cotton, and how you can get your hands on some leather.

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