V rising is a survival game that requires you to kill unique bosses to progress. The first of these creatures is the Alpha Wolf, and while it’s certainly not as tough as the game’s later challenges, it can be a nasty obstacle to your progress if you encounter it unprepared.
This guide will tell you where to find the Alpha Wolf boss, general combat tactics – such as his important moves – and also the rewards you’ll claim for defeating him.
Alpha Wolf Location
Although he is the easiest boss in V Rising, with a combat level of only 16, Alpha Wolf can be difficult to find. From the creation of the blood altar, he will be the first boss you can follow, with a stream of red blood periodically emanating from his current location. He usually roams around the southern part of Farbane wood, attacking any creatures or humans it encounters. It’s because of this roaming that he can be difficult to locate, as while most bosses will just stay in a small area, Alpha Wolf likes to run around aimlessly.
It is normally near the Southern Wolf’s Lair location, but can also be found near the Eastern Wolf Den close to Bandit Logging Camp or even in the subway Passage of the cave. The best way to identify him is to keep following your blood trail and hoping he’s concerned about fighting something.
The Alpha Wolf only has a few attacks, and with the proper caution and gear level, he’s a short and easy fight. Its basic attack is fast front claw Where bite this will increase in frequency as his health depletes. Keep circling it and attack from behind or flank in order to dodge this ability. Alpha Wolf goes to yell and glow red at the start of his bite/claw combo.
He will also make a fast lunge attackers who will inflict significant damage on you if you are poorly equipped. Again, the best strategy is to keep spinning him. Moving to the sides will allow you to never get hit by this ability and allow you to take advantage of its missed attacks. His lunge has a fairly long wind-up animation, so you should have plenty of time to dodge.
Like with EVERYTHING bosses, be sure to fight them at night, so you don’t have to worry Sun exposure.
Once Alpha Wolf loses a large amount of health, it will howl and summon two little wolves to help him in battle. These work exactly the same as normal wolf mobs, and you can focus them or AoE them depending on your loadout.
A recommended build to take him down is to use the Spear armed. With decent range, fast attacks and damage bonus to creaturesthis weapon is great for dealing with that first boss.
Alpha Wolf Rewards
After defeating Alpha Wolf, hold the F key to extract sound V Blood. It provides only one drop, which is the wolf form Vampire Power, accessible by holding CTRL and hovering over the paw icon. Pressing J will allow you to customize your Vampire Power wheel.
This ability lets you take the form of a giant wolf and has a short wind-up animation. Once you have assumed your wolf form, your movement speed will be increased by 45 percent but is broken upon taking damage or attacking.
Although not a combat ability, this form is incredibly useful and you will make heavy use of it throughout the game. Before you find your first Horse, it is by far the fastest means of transportation, as it can be used both indoors and outdoors. You’ll have to be careful not to take damage, but the starting animation is easily short enough that you can backtrack even during combat.
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