V Rising – What Are Soul Shards and How To Use Them

There are a lot of different elements to V Rising that a player will discover as they play along. Along with a lot of unique powers, collectibles, and gears, you also get something called Soul Shards in the game. What are they?

Well, the answer to this is not that simple, since the game does not completely tell you what Soul Shards are and exactly how to use them in the game. To answer that question, and discuss further, I have made this guide, so read on…

V Rising Soul Shards Guide

What Are Soul Shards and How To Use Them in V Rising

As I mentioned earlier, V Rising has a unique item or modifier in the game called Soul Shards. The game provides very less information on it, and you can only figure out what are the uses of it and where to get them once you get a Soul Shard to drop. Here are the full details…

How To Get Soul Shards

One of the main methods to get Soul Shards is by defeating the highest-tier bosses in V Rising. That is the only confirmed method I have found out so far that gives you Soul Shards in the game. You can consider a prize for defeating the game at its peak difficulty.

As for the PvP servers, you can only obtain 1 Shard of each type, since there is only one of each per server in PvP Mode. This is quite unique, and players often battle with each other to get hold of the one and only Soul Shard of each type on that particular server.

You can also own them on your own Private Solo world where you would be their sole owner and user. Here are the functions and uses of the Soul Shards, if you have them in the first place…

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How To Use Soul Shards and Buffs

As per the information provided by a number of players in V Rising, each Soul Shard provides Stat Bonuses and Buffs to some designated places of interest:

  • The Winger Horror Soul Shard gives 50 resistance to fire and silver and gives 10 spell power and 5% spell crit chance.
  • Soul Shard of the Behemoth: Increases garlic and holy resistance by 50, movement speed by 5%, and grants 20% increased resource yield.
  • Soul Shard of Solarus: Increases sun resistance by 50, primary melee attack speed by 5%, and physical power by 10.
  • This Buff lasts for 2 Hours and provides the benefits to the place where you would use it. You can stack these buffs.

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In order to use a Soul Shard, equip it in your Hotkey Slot, then press the designated key where you placed it. Now, simply place the Soul Shard on the floor by pressing the same Hotkey where you equipped it.

Soul Shard is similar to a shrine that provides certain buffs and boosts to certain places in an AoE manner.


If you happen to own a Soul Shard, then congratulate yourself, and get to use it as soon as you can. You will not be disappointed with the results and buffs it will provide. That will be all for this guide. For more of such content, make sure to follow our Google News Section and our V Rising Category.

2 thoughts on “V Rising – What Are Soul Shards and How To Use Them”

  1. You place the soul shard structure. When standing near it you get a button prompt to receive a buff. The buff lasts 2 hours. Each soul shard has a unique buff. You can stack the buffs.

    Soul Shard of the Behemoth: Increases garlic and holy resistance by 50, movement speed by 5%, and grants 20% increased resource yield.

    Soul Shard of Solarus: Increases sun resistance by 50, primary melee attack speed by 5% and physical power by 10.

    Soul Shard of the Winged Horror: Increases silver and fire resistance by 50, spell power by 10, and spell critical strike rate by 5%.

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