How to get and use copper ore and ingots in V Rising

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✓ At a glance
  • Copper Ore is mined from nodes around the game world. It takes 20 Copper Ore to smelt 1 Copper Ingot in the Furnace over 30 seconds.
  • You can start Copper Ingot production by smelting Copper Ore early in the game, right after setting up your basic base.
  • Many recipes use Copper Ingots, including a lot of castle structures, so always look to produce more of them.

Like any good survival game, V Rising requires farming of various resources throughout all stages of the game. You start by humbly striking trees with your claws, and end up using legendary weaponry to do more of the same. During the early portions of the game, you’ll have to gather a lot of copper ore to advance your base and arsenal. Copper is a crucial early-game raw material in V Rising, which you will then use to produce Copper Ingots.

How to mine Copper Ore to unlock and craft Copper Ingots

How to get Copper Ore and unlock the Furnace?

Every production chain needs to start somewhere. First, head out into the world and look for orange-hued rocks – those are copper nodes. Equip the Mace and use it to mine them quickly, with each strike adding Copper Ore to your inventory.

In the dark, forested area of V Rising, a character diligently mines Copper Ore with a Mace to produce Copper Ingots. The game interface displays HUD,  quests and a mini-map.
Farming Copper Ore can take a while, so we use the Mace to speed it up. Captured by VideoGamer

Before smelting copper, you will need to unlock and build a Furnace. To do this, follow the main questline and complete the quest “Shelter”. For this, you’ll need to set up a basic base by building a Wooden Coffin, Small Stash, and Mist Brazier. This quest unlocks many new production buildings including the Furnace. Build one in your base by using 480 Stones and 60 Copper Ore. That’s where all that farming beforehand comes in handy.

How to craft Copper Ingots?

You will need 20 pieces of Copper Ore to produce 1 Copper Ingot over 30s of crafting time in the Furnace. Interact with the Furnace by pressing F near it and place your stack of Copper Ore into the input box (or right-click them in your inventory). It takes a long time to smelt an ingot, so try to improve efficiency as soon as you can. To do that, place or move your Furnaces into a confined castle room to get +25% work speed bonus. Then, when you’re able, floor the room with Forge Flooring to reduce the input costs by -25%.

✓ Pro tip

It takes too long to get enough Copper Ingots? Set up multiple Furnaces and have them work in tandem.

Can you increase productivity even further? You bet! Later down the line, you’ll unlock the Advanced Furnace production building. However, you need to beat Cyril the Cursed Smith to unlock it and it takes 16 Stone Bricks and 8 Radium Alloys to build it. At its base stats, it operates the same as a Furnace. But when it’s enclosed (which it should be at this point in V Rising), it nets a staggering +250% speed bonus, churning out Copper Ingots in just over 8 seconds.

A game interface in V Rising showing a character with inventory and equipment stats on the left and the Furnace crafting menu on the right. Copper ingots are being produced in the furnace, showcasing how to get this resource.
Now we wait – it takes a long time to get a single Copper Ingot. Captured by VideoGamer

Besides getting Copper Ingots by smelting ore, you can also sometimes loot it out in the world. The best places to potentially find some ingot drops include the various Bandit Copper Mines in Farbane Woods or Dunley Lumber Mills in Dunley Farmlands. Even if you don’t find full ingots in Bandit Copper Mines, you will certainly encounter a huge number of Copper nodes that you can mine after clearing them.

What are Copper Ingots used for?

Like many early-game resources, like Leather, Planks, and Stone Bricks, Copper Ingots are used for crafting a wide array of recipes. This includes weapons, armor, miscellaneous items, and castle structures. With a low turnaround early on, it’s a good idea to always have Copper Ingots smelting while you’re away. Next, let’s see a full list of recipes that use Copper Ingots in V Rising:

ItemRecipe
Whetstone1 Copper Ingot + 12 Stone Dust
20 Copper Coins8 Copper Ingots
Copper Sword16 Copper Ingots + 8 Planks
Copper Axes16 Copper Ingots + 8 Planks
Copper Mace16 Copper Ingots + 8 Planks
Copper Spear16 Copper Ingots + 8 Planks
Copper Crossbow16 Copper Ingots + 8 Planks
Copper Longbow16 Copper Ingots + 8 Planks
Shadewalker Vest8 Copper Ingots + Nightstalker Vest + 4 Leather + 4 Coarse Thread
Shadewalker Leggings8 Copper Ingots + Nightstalker Leggings + 4 Leather + 4 Coarse Thread
Shadewalker Gloves8 Copper Ingots + Nightstalker Gloves + 4 Leather + 4 Coarse Thread
Shadewalker Boots8 Copper Ingots + Nightstalker Boots + 4 Leather + 4 Coarse Thread
Marauder Vest8 Copper Ingots + Nightstalker Vest + 4 Leather + 4 Coarse Thread
Marauder Leggings8 Copper Ingots + Nightstalker Leggings + 4 Leather + 4 Coarse Thread
Marauder Gloves8 Copper Ingots + Nightstalker Gloves + 4 Leather + 4 Coarse Thread
Marauder Boots8 Copper Ingots + Nightstalker Boots + 4 Leather + 4 Coarse Thread
Grim Ranger Vest8 Copper Ingots + Nightstalker Vest + 4 Leather + 4 Coarse Thread
Grim Ranger Leggings8 Copper Ingots + Nightstalker Leggings + 4 Leather + 4 Coarse Thread
Grim Ranger Gloves8 Copper Ingots + Nightstalker Gloves + 4 Leather + 4 Coarse Thread
Grim Ranger Boots8 Copper Ingots + Nightstalker Boots + 4 Leather + 4 Coarse Thread
Warlock Vest8 Copper Ingots + Nightstalker Vest + 4 Leather + 4 Coarse Thread
Warlock Leggings8 Copper Ingots + Nightstalker Leggings + 4 Leather + 4 Coarse Thread
Warlock Gloves8 Copper Ingots + Nightstalker Gloves + 4 Leather + 4 Coarse Thread
Warlock Boots8 Copper Ingots + Nightstalker Boots + 4 Leather + 4 Coarse Thread
Copper Castle Key80 Copper Ingots + 4 Greater Blood Essence + 240 Stone Bricks + 60 Leather
Castle Heart (Level 2)12 Copper Ingots + 12 Leather
Large Chest2 Copper Ingots + 6 Planks
Small Material Storage2 Copper Ingots + 6 Planks
Large Material Storage8 Copper Ingots + 4 Reinforced Planks
Forge Flooring2 Copper Ingots + 2 Stone Bricks
The Devourer6 Copper Ingots + 12 Planks
Grinder4 Copper Ingots + 8 Planks + 4 Whetstones
Loom12 Copper Ingots + 20 Planks + 4 Wool Threads
Paper Press12 Copper Ingots + 12 Planks
Servant Coffin8 Copper Ingots + 12 Planks + 1 Greater Blood Essence
Music Box4 Copper Ingots + 8 Planks
Study8 Copper Ingots + 40 Planks + 40 Paper + 8 Grave Dust
Window Bars2 Copper Ingots
Nocturne Garden Fence2 Copper Ingots
Nocturne Garden Gate2 Copper Ingots
Omen Longcase Clock4 Copper Ingots + 4 Planks
Invocation Candle Rack2 Copper Ingots
Floor-Standing Candelabras2 Copper Ingots

About the Author

Miljan Truc

Miljan has been into gaming since the days of Sega Mega Drive and Amiga. During his gaming career, he has raided at a high level, coached other players, and written about games since 2016.

V Rising

  • Release Date: May 8, 2024
  • Platform(s): PC
  • Genre(s): Action, Adventure, Massively Multiplayer