How to stop Castle Decay in V Rising

Last Updated on May 19, 2022

V Rising just released today, and those of us playing and having a blast so far have been noticing this message from the game.. “your castle is decaying”. First of all, you don’t need to worry, but you shouldn’t ignore it.

We will go over what it means when you get the message “Your castle is decaying” and what you can do to prevent and stop anything bad from happening to your castle.

What Does “Your Castle Is Decaying” In V Rising Mean for you?

This only means that your castle is suffering from some maintenance and repair issues. It’s being worn down a bit over long periods of time. The downside to this prompt is that it means your castle may become more vulnerable to attacks in a weakened state, and could be unable to ward of attackers.

When this happens, you will see the “your castle is decaying” message near your minimap. You will also notice the walls of your castle glowing red.

The most important thing is if you allow your castle to enter a state of decay, other players are free to walk in and take your loot, and if are on a PvP server, other players may be able to even come on in and kill you in your coffin!

How To Stop Castle From Decaying into a Total State of Decay

Your castle requires Blood Essence to maintain its health. you can interact with the Castle Heart in order to drag and drop the Blood Essence into a Castle Heart slot.

The good news is that with some upgrades, you will require less and less Blood Essence to maintain your castle for long periods of time. It is recommended that you upgrade this Castle Heart relatively early in order to help with the maintenance and costs of keeping your Castle safe.

The other thing to remember is that when your castle Durability goes down, even after adding the Blood Essence, the damage done to the Castle will repair slowly, and not instantly. It should take only a few hours, but it’s important to remember.

This is all there is for now about how to repair and maintain your Castle, and what the “Your castle is decaying” message means. For more information about your Castle, head over to the V Rising Wiki for more information.

Also, if you are in need of farming large quantities of Blood Essence to build and repair your Castle, please check out our guide on How to Farm Blood Essence.