Wo Long Fallen Dynasty Dragon Vein Essences are collectibles and upgrade items that allow you to increase the potency of the Dragon’s Cure Pots, thus recovering more health during battles. Alongside the 7 Dragon Vein Crystals, the Dragon Vein Essences in Wo Long Fallen Dynasty will increase your chance to survive even the most challenging boss battles.
Furthermore, the 15 Dragon Vein Essences and the 7 Dragon Vein Crystals are required to unlock the Pots and Potions trophy/achievement. As you can guess, since they are so important, the Dragon Vein Essences are not very easy to find, and sometimes they are guarded by powerful foes; thus, you’ll have to fight your way to get to them. A Dragon Vein Essence in Wo Long Fallen Dynasty is used by consuming it from your inventory.
To help you collect all of them, the following Dragon Vein Essence locations guide explains where to find them in chronological order. When you start your journey in Wo Long Fallen Dynasty, you don’t have to worry about these items simply because they appear only later in the game.
As you are about to see, some of the Main Battlefields (Main Missions) or Sub Battlefields (Side Missions) don’t include any Dragon Vein Essences, while others do. As such, our guide below covers them chronologically.
If you miss a Dragon Vein Essence, you can replay the corresponding mission via the Travel Option available at any Battle Flag. Now let’s see where to find all Dragon Essences in the video game developed by Team Ninja and published by Koei Tecmo.
Dragon Vein Essence #1 – The Yellow Heaven Burns Sub Battlefield
The first Dragon Vein Essence is found while playing The Yellow Heaven Burns Sub Battlefield. It is the first side mission you’ll unlock, and to get the Yellow Heaven Burns Dragon Vein Essence, you’ll need to reach the second Battle Flag. As such, we recommend following our Yellow Heaven Burns walkthrough if you need help navigating the area.
Upon reaching Battle Flag #2, instead of following the main path and entering the cave where you must fight Bo Cai, climb the ledge behind the Flag and follow the narrow canyon that will lead you behind a large locked gate. The Dragon Vein Essence collectible is found in a chest guarded by a Changgui. Defeating the Changgui is mandatory for getting this collectible.
Dragon Vein Essence #2 – The Valley Of Crying Wraiths Main Battlefield
For the next Wo Long Fallen Dynasty Dragon Essence, you must play The Valley Of Crying Wraiths Main Battlefield or the third main mission. The Dragon Vein Essence is found close to the last boss in a valley where you’ll have to fight not one but two Changgui tigers. If you need help with them, consider following our Valley Of Crying Wraiths walkthrough.
One of the two Changgui is protecting the Dragon Vein Essence by standing in front of it. After you clear the area, you’ll see the glowing loot spot under a wooden platform (pictured below). Collect it, then head inside the cave where Zhang Bao, General Of Earth boss, awaits.
Dragon Vein Essence #3 – In Search Of The Immortal Wizard Main Battlefield
When you play In Search Of The Immortal Wizard Main Battlefield, you’ll get the chance to find the next Dragon Essence while exploring the corrupted cave on top of the mountain just before fighting Aoye.
After crossing the forest, you’ll enter a small cave, where you’ll be ambushed by a Zhupolong crocodile. Before fighting him, as you enter the cave, climb the first root on the left side and jump over the gap to collect the Golden Cicada. Now continue to the next root and jump to the next area, following the tunnel ahead.
Upon opening the treasure chest, get the Note collectible, then climb the root nearby. Jump over a gap, and turn right to see the Dragon Vein Essence waiting for you on top of another root you can reach by jumping.
Dragon Vein Essence #4 – Fall Of The Corrupted Eunuch Main Battlefield
The fourth Dragon Vein Essence in Wo Long Fallen Dynasty can be found while playing the Fall Of The Corrupted Eunuch Main Battlefield. After you reach Battle Flag #2 on the ground floor of the prison with purple ponds, you’ll have to find Luoyang Dungeon Keys in a cell with four Demonized Fanatics playing dead. This cell is to the left of Battle Flag #2.
Once you have the Luoyang Dungeon Keys, head to the opposite side of Battle Flag #2 and look for a locked cell near a wooden platform. Open the locked cell and grab the fourth Wo Long Fallen Dynasty Dragon Vein Essence off the ground.
Dragon Vein Essence #5 – The Battle Of Hulaoguan Pass Main Battlefield
Another Dragon Vein Essence is found during The Battle Of Hulaoguan Pass mission. As you progress toward the battlefield and the final boss, you must clear a remote camp before reaching the main battlefield.
This camp features a Battle Flag placed in the middle. After you clear the area, look for a ballista and use it to destroy the wooden planks on the rocks in front of it. This allows you to climb the platforms and reach the Treasure Chest with the essence.
Dragon Vein Essence #6 – Darkness Over The Hanshui River Main Battlefield
For the next Darkness Over The Hanshui River Dragon Essence, you must clear the village and reach the last Battle Flag in front of a gate leading to the final boss. To get the essence, you’ll have to cross a water canal by releasing a small boat. The collectible is found inside a house on the other side of the canal, very close to the final Battlefield Flag.
Dragon Vein Essence #7 – Tyrant’s Final Banquet Main Battlefield
During the Tyrant’s Final Banquet Main Battlefield in Wo Long Fallen Dynasty, you can find and collect an additional Dragon Vein Essence. Progress through the mission until you reach the Battle Flag inside the cave. Then, take the path on the right while dealing with the Demonized Officer along the way, and go through the sacrificial room filled with Warlocks.
In the next room, you’ll find a Shitieshou in the middle of the room, guarded by a Zhupolong. Climb the platform behind the Shitieshou and perform some parkour along the way to reach the Dragon Vein Essence hanging above the ceiling.
Dragon Vein Essence #8 – Fate Of The Entertainer Sub Battlefield
While playing the Fate Of The Entertainer Sub Battlefield, you’ll be able to find and collect the eighth Dragon Vein Essence. After raising the second Battle Flag in the bamboo garden, follow the pathway and deal with the enemies along the way until you reach the curved bridge across a small pond. Get on the bridge to pick up the eighth Dragon Vein Essence in Wo Long Fallen Dynasty.
Dragon Vein Essence #9 – War’s Flames Blaze Fiercely Main Battlefield
The ninth Wo Long Fallen Dynasty Dragon Essence it’s the trickiest so far because it’s extremely easy to miss. You’ll find it while playing War’s Flames Blaze Fiercely Battlefield after you activate the fifth Battle Flag on top of a house near the red dam.
Make sure that after you activate the Flag and drain the water in the sewers, instead of entering through the dragon head following the main path, you return to the previous section of the sewers (explored while working to reach the fifth Flag).
When you enter the said section, drop down the ladder, then turn right, and you’ll reach a room that was flooded before draining the sewers. The essence (pictured below) can now be obtained by climbing the ladder.
Dragon Vein Essence #10 – Mt. Tianzhushan Hidden Village
For the tenth Dragon Vein Essence, you’ll have to return to the Hidden Village. The collectible requires two keys you have to find while playing specific Battlefields. The first key (Taoist’s House Key) is found during In Search of the Immortal Wizard in the tunnel outside the corrupted cave, on the left side of the path leading to the boss.
The second key (Taoist’s House Backyard Key) is obtained while playing War’s Flames Blaze Fiercely. You’ll find it in the room with the tree Shuigui mermaids, where you also activate the last Battle Flag. Once you have both keys, return to the Hidden Village and talk to the Taoist twice, then open both doors and check the back of his house to get the essence.
Dragon Vein Essence #11 – The Uninhibited Heart Sub Battlefield
When you play The Uninhibited Heart Sub Battlefield, you can find another Dragon Essence, but first, you’ll have to get to the second Battle Flag. After you activate it, head down the ladder into the sewers and head right to reach a larger area with a Zhupolong crocodile. Kill the beast first, then climb the ladder to the other side and open the Treasure Chest marked below.
Dragon Vein Essence #12 – Lu Bu, Mightiest Among Men Main Battlefield
The next Wo Long Dragon Vein Essence collectible is found when you play Lu Bu, Mightiest Among Men Main Battlefield. To get it, you’ll have to progress through the mission, and eventually, you’ll drain the water, revealing the flooded village. After you activate the fifth Battle Flag, follow the path through the ruins, and you’ll have to deal with two Shuigui mermaids.
Once you defeat them, enter the house with some branches above the door and clear the soldiers. When you exit the building, turn right and jump over the small wall. Now, on the right side, you’ll see the glowing collectible behind a house. Simply go around the house to get it.
Dragon Vein Essence #13 – Behold The Glaive Of Righteousness Main Battlefield
When playing Behold The Glaive of Righteousness, halfway through the mission, you’ll be able to find another Dragon Vein Essence. To get it, you must reach the foggy area of the forest, where you should see a Changgui tiger patrolling around a large tree.
Deal with him first, then climb the ladder of the watchtower nearby. When you reach the top, instead of heading across the wooden bridge in front of you, turn right and follow the path ahead to find the Dragon Vein Essence at the edge of the hill.
Dragon Vein Essence #14 – The Assault On Wuchao Sub Battlefield
Wo Long Fallen Dynasty The Assault On Wuchao Sub Battlefield features another Dragon Vein Essence you’ll be able to find, but first, you’ll have to defeat a Leishi demon and activate the second Battle Flag. Once you activate the said Battle Flag, enter the red corrupted tunnel nearby, and on the right side, you’ll find a chest containing the Dragon Vein collectible.
Dragon Vein Essence #15 – Decisive Battle Of Guandu Main Battlefield
The final Dragon Vein Essence in Wo Long Fallen Dynasty can be found during the Decisive Battle of Guandu Main Battlefield. Progress through the mission until you defeat the Aoye mini-boss in the large arena and reach the Battle Flag with Shuggui around it.
Then, keep following the branches of corruption leading upward until you encounter a patrolling Zhuyan, the smaller version of the giant ape-like demon. Take him down and follow the path to the right, where you’ll be ambushed by a large Huo Shu. After defeating him as well, go down the nearby ledges leading to a house. Inside the house, you’ll find a Treasure Chest containing the last Dragon Vein Essence in Wo Long Fallen Dynasty.