Vampires are just as proficient in weapons as humans are. In V Rising weapons can be used combat both humans, monsters, and other vampires. If you want to be the strongest vampire in the game, you better start getting familiar with all the weapons you can kill your enemies with.
There are 7 weapon types you can wield in V Rising:
Like every equipment, weapons can degrade if not repaired. They will also disappear upon death. Keep an eye on the durability stat of your weapon to ensure you can repair it with the right materials.
All V Rising weapons come with their own basic attacks which does a 3-hit combo with the exception of Crossbows. Each weapon have their own two techniques exclusive to their weapon type, but you need the weapon to be made of a certain material before you can get access to these techniques.
Using Weapon Techniques in V Rising
Technique 1 is generally made for dealing damage, but you need your weapon to be at least made of copper or higher to gain access to this technique. Technique 2 is more suitable for crowd control but you need your weapon to be silver or higher to use it.
After you’ve used a weapon technique, it will enter a cooldown period. Even if you switch to a different weapon type, the cooldown will persist between the two. This means that you cannot negate the cooldown period by switching weapons.
How to Use Weapons in V Rising?
Each of the V Rising weapons has several techniques and combos that deal different damages. Below are all the V Rising Weapons, weapon skills, and how each weapon works.
You can fight with your hands. However they do not do much damage nor do they have access to any techniques so they’re not considered a weapon type. Your hands can’t be made of silver material after all. Your unarmed combat is useful for fighting lower level enemies that you want to feed upon without accidentally killing them from too much damage.
Sword in medieval times were a symbol of status, in V Rising they’re an absolute threat in your hands. Swords are quick and provide a technique that let you fight from a distance.
Normal Attack: does a three-hit combo of 35%/35%/40% physical damage
Technique 1: Whirlwind
Does a circular motion with the sword dealing physical 35% AoE damage for 1.1 seconds
Technique 2: Shockwave
Throws a projectile which deals 70% physical damage after a short animation
Enemies hit will be launched into the air (doesn’t work against bosses)
Use twice to teleport to the enemy hit by the projectile and do a three-hit combo of 25% physical damage each
Spears give a good range for physical damage allowing you to keep a safe distance from enemies while poking at them. Good for players who want more distance while still fighting close ranged.
Normal Attack: does a three-hit combo of 40%/40%/50% physical damage
Technique 1: A Thousand Spears
Thrusts the spear 8 times in front of you dealing 30% physical damage upon each hit
Use again to end the thrusts early and do a 50% physical damage that knocks enemies back
Technique 2: Harpoon
Throws the spear in front of you dealing 70% physical damage to anyone you hit and pulls them close
Axes are slow but they hit hard and can give you bonuses while debuffing enemies. Good for players who want to be berserkers but it can often rely a bit too much on techniques before it gets good.
Normal Attack: does a three-hit combo of 45%/45%/50% physical damage
Technique 1: Frenzy
Will dash forward and hit a single enemy dealing 100% physical damage
Attack speed will increase by 30% for 0.8 seconds after hit
Technique 2: X-Strike
Launches 2 axes in opposing arcs, dealing 85% physical damage per axe
Enemies hit in the area where the axes meet will be incapacitated for 2 seconds
Axes will return after intersecting giving another 85% physical damage per hit
Reapers are good for AoE damage and crowd control.
Normal Attack: does a three-hit combo of 50%/50%/55% physical damage
Technique 1: Tendon Swing
Swings around dealing 125% physical AoE damage
Pushes enemies back and snares them
Technique 2: Howling Reaper
Launches a spinning projectile in a single direction dealing 25% physical AoE damage every 0.25 seconds for 2 seconds to those caught inside
Slows enemies caught when projectile is being launched
Maces hit hard but are the slowest weapon type in V Rising.
Normal Attack: does a three-hit combo of 50%/50%/60% physical damage
Technique 1: Crushing Blow
Jumps then slams down dealing 110% physical damage in a small location
Enemies snared for 2 seconds
Technique 2: Smack
Swing in a cone shape area dealing 50% physical AoE damage
Enemies knocked back and incapacitated for 1.2 seconds
Slashers are the weakest weapons in terms of dealing damage but they are incredibly fast.
Normal Attack: does a three-hit combo of 27.5%/27.5%/35% physical damage
Technique 1: Elusive Strike
Does a dash forward then returns quickly to the same position dealing 60% physical damage to enemies
Ensnares for 2 seconds
Technique 2: Camouflage
Increases movement speed for 3 seconds
Normal attacks do 80% more damage when in Camouflage
Camouflage ends if any attack is used
Crossbows are difficult to master due to having a long casting time and anticipating movement for the travel time of your bolts. They do deal a lot of damage if you can accurate place your shots.
Normal Attack: ranged attack that fires a bolt dealing 125% physical damage upon hit
Technique 1: Rain of Bolts
5 bolts are fired to target location of your choice, each dealing 50% physical damage
Ensnares upon hit for 1.5 seconds
Technique 2: Snapshot
Fires a bolt dealing 75% physical damage
Ensnares upon hit for 2 seconds
Best V Rising Weapons
The best V Rising Weapon is undoubtedly the Sword. With its high damage-per-second and powerful Shockwave attack which may be used to avoid enemy attacks, the Sword is our top pick.
However, depending on the player’s preference, faster weapons, such as the Reaper and Slasher, can cause more damage every hit, but they aren’t as effective as the slower weapons such as the Spear and the Axe. In spite of its lack of mobility, the Spear is unmatched in its ability to annihilate single targets.
If you are a player who prefers long-ranged weapons, aside from its usefulness for long-distance shooting, the Crossbow’s other attributes aren’t enough to offer it the greatest shot at competing with the other weapon kinds.
While strategic players might prefer the Slasher because of its camouflage function for stealth, unfortunately it can’t compete with other melee weapons in terms of damage output.
That’s all for our guide in V Rising Weapons. We hope you learned more about the fine art of combat and understand that, like us, vampires are just as violent and not at all too different. If you wish to understand more about how vampires work, we have few more guides you may be interested in.
Did you know you can mount your own horse in V Rising? Read our V Rising Horse guide for more information on that. You can even fast travel around the map to get around faster. In that case, read our How to Fast Travel in V Rising guide for more information.