If you’re among the millions of players who’ve bitten their fangs into the world of V Rising, you’ll know how valuable a garden is. It’s far more than just pleasant to look at – although since it’s your home, you may as well make it nice. No, gardens provide all kinds of valuable resources. Like cotton, for example, which you need for loads of high-level armor. Or Blood Rose, for valuable healing potions. Your garden is key to your self-sufficiency and your well-being as a vampire. But, to get a garden, you first have to defeat a certain Polora the Feywalker.
You’ll find this boss pretty early on in the game, so the process to reach and defeat her is pretty straightforward. Without further ado, let’s plan our floral field trip!
Are you having a tough time in V Rising, or are you just an avid player wanting to sink your fangs even deeper into the game? Then check out some of our other guides, too!
- 11 Beginner Tips to Help You Sink Your Fangs Into V Rising
- V Rising Guide: Putrid Rat (Strategy & Location)
Where can you find Polora the Feywalker?
Polora the Feywalker is located in the Gleaming Meadows, a small area in the far north-west corner of the Farbane Woods. You can reach the area without having to travel through very high-level or dangerous areas. The Feywalker doesn’t leave her meadow, so you won’t have to chance an assault and risk her not being in her usual spot. She can move within the Gleaming Meadows – so if you want the exact coordinates, you can always track her by using your Blood Altar.
It’s possible that she doesn’t yet appear in your Blood Altar. This means you’re too low level – focus on a couple of earlier bosses first and upgrade your gear to unlock the ability to track her every move.
How can you defeat Polora the Feywalker?
When you encounter her, she’s level 34. This means that if you’re anywhere high-level 20s or above, you stand a good chance of defeating her. Of course, make sure to repair all your gear before you leave. If one of your items has minimal durability left, it may break mid-battle and make you far more vulnerable to her attacks.
Regarding your weaponry, make sure you have at least a Copper Sword. If you happen to own the Merciless Copper Sword Recipe, you should craft that instead. You can get the Merciless Copper Sword Recipe by researching it at your research desk. In case you can’t craft such a sword, a regular copper one will certainly do. If you need a reliable supply of copper, head to the Bandit Copper Mine, where you’ve likely already been to fight Errol the Stonebreaker.
Don’t forget to bring healing potions or Vermin Salves, in case the battle goes south!
Spells can make or break the battle
For your spells, you’ve likely got a few powerful ones already. If you’ve done the bosses in order, you’ll have a great selection already available. Based on Polora’s moveset (we’ll get to that in a second), the following spells will certainly help you.
- Frost Bat is a fantastic long-distance spell attack. Although you do have to aim it, once it hits an enemy it deals 100% magic damage and chills the enemy briefly. If you hit a chilled enemy, it will suffer brief freezing. You can get Frost Bat by defeating Keely the Ice Archer, who’s located in the Bandit Trapper Camp.
- Chaos Volley launches two bursts of chaos magic that have some aim assist. When you hit the enemy, the spell deals 125% magic damage and lets the enemy experience chaos burn. You can get Chaos Volley by defeating Lidia the Chaos Archer, who roams the Farbane Woods, often near the Forgotten Cemetary and the Logging Camp.
- Veil of Chaos lets you dash and boosts the next melee attack you do. Not only do the clones you leave behind explode and deal magic damage, but you can also recast the spell after doing it once. Essentially, it gives you a double dash. You can get Veil of Chaos by defeating Clive the Firestarter, who is located at the Bandit Sulfur Quarry.
By the time you’re finished, your setup should look something like this:
Now, it’s time to make your way to Polora the Feywalker. Do so in the afternoon, so you reach the meadow by 6 PM. There’s little shadow in the meadow, so you certainly want to fight during the night. Also, make sure your blood meter is full, so you don’t start losing HP in the middle of the fight.
Fighting Polora the Feywalker
Now it’s time to engage! Polora the Feywalker is in a large open field, so there’s little to hide behind. She uses three kinds of attacks.
- Most of the time, she shoots three projectiles in a cone shape. This is her most common attack, and it’s pretty easy to dodge. Be watchful that the projectiles swerve a little, so standing outside a straight line isn’t always a recipe for success.
- Her second attack is a wolf that charges toward you. It can bounce on walls, so watch out for that. When it hits you, it heals her and her allies.
- Her third attack is an AOE (Area of Effect) attack. It’s a close-range attack, which causes the fear effect when it hits.
When she reaches half health, she’ll summon two butterfly creatures that mimic her first attack. However, they only attack with a single projectile.
Ideally, the way to fight Polora the Feywalker is to answer switch close combat with ranged attacks. Your Veil of Chaos enables this tactic. Get close, and do a few attacks with your sword. Once she gives visual attack cues, dash away from her (or ideally behind her) so you have plenty of time to dodge the attacks and respond with your Frost Bat and your Chaos Volley. When the butterfly creatures appear, simply dodge their attacks and focus on Polora. She’s the main target, and the butterflies don’t deal that much damage.
From then on, it’s a matter of griding down her health, until you can drain that sweet, sweet V Blood.
What are your Rewards?
You get to create gardens now! Welcome to the botanic existence – I’m sure you’ll love it. That’s not all though, you’ll get some new spells too! Spectral Wolf, similar to Polora’s second attack, lets you cast a missile attack that deals 100% magic damage on impact. It also traps enemies and reduces the damage dealt to you. You’ll also gain Veil of Illusion, which lets you go invisible for a brief moment while dodging out of the way. As a bonus, you’ll be able to fire projectiles that deal 40% magic damage.
Furthermore, you now build Vampire Waygates – perfect for fast travel! And, not unimportant, you’ll learn the recipe for a Garlic Resistance Potion, which will be crucial when you’re going to have to deal with annoying villagers and their garlic defenses. Lastly, there’s a good chance you’ll get an Unsullied Heart, which are very rare and crucial ingredients for some upcoming castle upgrades.
I hope you found this V Rising guide helpful! Leave a comment for suggestions, comments, or simply if you want to share your battle strat or your garden design!