Vampire Survivors is the latest Among Us-style hit, a game that had existed quietly for a while until a popular streamer found it. Like Among Us, it’s a lot of fun! This survival-style roguelike with a deep Castlevania inspiration has grabbed tons of players with its tight gameplay loop and super cheap price tag. It’s also got its own unique flavor, such as the way upgrading your equipment works.
Vampire Survivors Weapon Guide
The basic gameplay loop in Vampire Survivors is killing enemies, collecting gems (XP) and choosing perks when you level up. The game doesn’t directly tell you this, but with certain combinations of items in your kit, you can unlock hidden upgrades, or evolutions. This requires a specific pair of a weapon and an item, leveling the weapon up to its max and then grabbing a treasure chest. Also, the chest has to have spawned after the ten minute mark in your run. You can set up as many evolved weapons as you have the inventory space for.
Currently there are ten evolved weapons in Vampire Survivors. With its newfound popularity the creators have been updating the game, but as of February 2022 this guide is accurate. So without further waffling, here are the pairings that will help you become the ultimate Vampire Survivor.
Bloody Tear – Whip + Hollow Heart: critical damage and HP absorb
Holy Wand – Magic Wand + Empty Tome: no cooldown; constant firing
Thousand Edge – Knife + Bracer: no cooldown; constant firing
Death Spiral – Axe + Candelabrador: massive circle of scythes that cuts through enemies the length of the screen
Heaven Sword – Cross + Clover: critical damage
Unholy Vespers – King Bible + Spellbinder: constant circle around player
Hellfire – Fire Wand + Spinach: passes through enemies the length of the screen
Soul Eater – Garlic + Pummarola: widens area of effect and absorbs HP; deals extra damage when healing
La Borra – Santa Water + Attractorb: areas of effect (puddles) follow player and grow
Vandalier – Peachone + Ebony Wings: more damage, area, etc
To reiterate, evolving a weapon requires getting it to max level, and having the paired item in your inventory. The item’s level doesn’t matter. For Vandalier, you need both bird weapons leveled up, but no item is needed. Vandalier also levels up independently.
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