How to beat the Ferocious Bear boss in V Rising: Location, tactics & rewards

Sourav Banik
Here's a detailed guide on how to defear Nicholaus The Ferocious Bear Boss in V Rising

Defeating the Ferocious Bear can be an uphill battle in V Rising, and if you’re struggling to overcome it we’ve got all the information you need to beat this terrifying creature.

V Rising features some extremely tough bosses to tackle, and each fight requires a different strategy and if you lack one, you’re going to be heavily punished. The Ferocious Bear is a particularly challenging foe to take down due to its extreme physical prowess.

If you’re wondering exactly how to defeat the Ferocious Bear in V Rising, here’s everything you need to know.


Where to find the Ferocious Bear boss in V Rising?

The Ferocious Bear is located in Bear Cave in the shadow of the Hallowed Mountains, towards the southeastern border of the Farbane Woods.

Before you head to the area however, we’d recommend reaching at least Level 36 in the game if you want to stand a fighting chance against the beast.

Location of The Ferocious Bear Boss in V Rising
The Ferocious Bear is a level 36 boss in V Rising.

How to defeat the Ferocious Bear boss in V Rising?

The ferocious Bear can deal powerful splash damage in battle, and defeating it won’t be a walk in the park. Here’s a rundown of exactly how to best this creature, starting with the best gear and abilities you should take into battle.

  • Nightstalker Armor
  • A copper weapon
  • Veil of Chaos (Travel)
  • Aftershock (Basic 1)
  • Blood Rite (Basic 2)

You can take down this boss using either melee or ranged attacks. However, we’d recommend choosing a ranged form of attack for dodging easily during difficult situations.

About The Ferocious Bear boss in V Rising
The Ferocious Bear boss can slam you on the ground.

First Phase

The Ferocious Bear boss's first attack phase in V Rising
Range attacks are effective against the Ferocious Bear.

The first phase in V Rising doesn’t reveal much about how this boss operates. Since the Ferocious Bear is huge in size, its movements are slow but if she hits you, you’ll feel it.

You need to be aware when it’s on its hind legs and try to evade it as soon as the red circle intensifies. Get as far away as possible because each attacked will be followed by more slams and this is where a ranged approach is ideal.

In this phase, the Bear can also get up close to you and try to obliterate and a shield will be handy in such situations in case you’re unable to escape.

Second Phase

The Ferocious Bear boss's second attack phase in V Rising
Veil of Chaos can be used to evade the bear’s enraged attacks.

The second phase will unleash the Bear’s ultimate power. Along with the previous attacks, it’ll go into  Rage mode with faster movement speeds preventing you from dodging enraged attacks.

You’ll either need to use a shield to block the attack or use Veil of Chaos to travel to a different location within her den. During this time, it may even run up to a close range and try to stun you. If it maneuvers this attack during enraged mode, you’ll be instantly wiped.

After all of this, the Bear will be vulnerable to attacks and if played wisely, you’ll be able to defeat it from a distance.

V Rising Ferocious Bear Rewards

After you’ve successfully defeated the Ferocious Bear in V Rising, you’ll be granted the following rewards:

  • Bear Form (Power: +25% Resistance, +15% Speed, +15% Health Regeneration, -25% Damage Receive)
  • Fur Rugs

For more V Rising content, check out our guides below: 

How to get leather | How to build a Castle in V RisingHow to farm Sunflower seeds | How to get Dark Silver Ingots | Is V Rising coming to console?

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