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V Rising Weapon Tier List: Best Weapons in V Rising

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The best weapons in V Rising aren’t always the ones that hit the hardest. A weapon’s skills and area of effect are just as important, but the biggest factor to consider is its attack speed. A crossbow might be impressive and have high range, but it can’t quite stack up to a sword, which hits maybe two or three times in the time it takes to reload your bolts.

Finding the right weapon for you can take some time, but we've put together this tier list to help you. We've listed the best weapons in V Rising, then detailed their damage stats, and abilities so that you can make an informed decision about which ones to use on your journey to become a powerful Vampire.


V Rising Weapons Tier List

We've listed V Rising's weapons from best to worst in the below list. Though. what's bad to one player may be another's bread and butter; it's all down to how you like to play the game and take on fights.

  • Swords, Pistols, Slashers
  • Maces, Axes, Reapers, Spears
  • Crossbow

New weapons rceently added to the game that we are still learning more about are Whips and Longbows.

What is the best weapon in V Rising?

The Sword is hard to beat, thanks to its excellent DPS and powerful skills, though if you want something a bit stronger or more interesting, Pistols and the Slasher are excellent picks. The Slasher’s stealth skills more than make up for its middling attack power, especially in PvP mode. Meanwhile, the Pistol gives you a solid, powerful ranged option to use during fights.

You can also swap your Sword for the Greatsword, too, which is heavy-hitting. That said, it is much slower than your usual Sword, so if you like to attack quickly, it might not be for you. That said, different fights require different weapons at times, so don't neglect trying the Greatsword out!

V Rising Weapon Abilities and Damage

V Rising has seven weapons, with (almost) each having a unique set of abilities and combos to augment their base damage.

Swords

  • Damage: 35/35/40
  • Ability 1: Whirlwind – Spin for 1.1 seconds and slice enemies, dealing 35% damage
  • Ability 2: Shockwave – Generates a shockwave that deals 70% damage and launches the enemy. Use the skill again to warp to the enemy and attack three more times, with each strike dealing 25% damage.

Axes

  • Damage: 45/45/55
  • Ability 1: Frenzy – Dashes forward and attacks enemy, dealing 100% damage. Increase attack speed by 30% and movement speed by 25% if the attack connects.
  • Ability 2: X-Strike – Throws two axes in a cross (X) shape. Each deals 85% damage and slows enemies. If both hit, the enemy will be incapacitated for 2 seconds.

Spears

  • Damage: 40/40/50
  • Ability 1: A Thousand Spears – Perform eight consecutive thrusts, each dealing 30% damage. Use again during the ability to perform one thrust that deals 50% damage and knocks nearby enemies back.
  • Ability 2: Harpoon – Throw a spear that deals 70% damage and pulls enemies toward you.

Maces

  • Damage: 50/50/60
  • Ability 1: Crushing Blow – Leap to the target area and slam the mace down, dealing 110% damage in a wide area of effect.
  • Ability 2: Smack - Attacks enemies in front of you, deals 50% damage, knocks them back, and incapacitates them for 1.2 seconds
V Rising, a character is walking through stone streets holding a large sword beside them

Whip

  • Ability 1: Aerial Whip Twirl - Hits cause enemies to burn, dealing damage over time.
  • Ability 2: Entangling Whip - Inflicts a 0.25s stun instead of entangle. Causea a fiery explosion at the impact location, dealing 25% damage and igniting the area.

Longbow

  • Ability 1: Multishot - Each hit grants Focus.
  • Ability 2: Guided Arrow - First hit from a fully focused shot deals 25% bonus damage and inflicts a 0.5s stun.

Reaper

  • Damage: 50/50/55
  • Ability 1: Tendon Swing – Swings the weapon in an arc and deals 125% damage. Knocks foes back and inflicts fading snare for two seconds.
  • Ability 2: Howling Reaper – Throws the reaper and makes it spin for 2.5 seconds, dealing damage every 0.5 seconds. The first hit slows enemies.

Slasher

  • Damage: 27.5/27.5/35
  • Ability 1: Elusive Strike – Dashes past the target several times and deals 60% damage with each hit. Each hit also inflicts slow for two seconds.
  • Ability 2: Camouflage – Disappear for six seconds. Increases movement speed by 25%. Your next non-ability attack will deal 80% damage, but using a skill during the ability’s duration will automatically break the camouflage.

Crossbow

  • Damage: 110
  • Ability 1: Rain of Bolts – Fires five bolts into the air that rain down on enemies and deal 40% damage.
  • Ability 2: Snapshot – Fires a bolt that deals 75% damage, inflicts fading snare, and interrupts casting.

Pistols

  • Damage: 65/50/50
  • Ability 1: Fan the Hammer - Allows you to move while channeling at 40% movement speed. Hits inflict ingite.
  • Ability 2: Explosive Bullet - Landing Explosive Shot allows you to recast a second shot. Hitting the same target triggers the explosion instantly dealing 100% additional damage and inflicting ignite.

Can you upgrade your weapons in V Rising?

In a sense, your weapons in V Rising are upgradeable as you fashion new ones using different, better materials. For example, all weapons in V Rising typically have one basic attack and two abilities to employ, but these two abilities are not automatically unlocked as you pick up your first weapon.

Copper weapons will be privy to one ability, meanwhile weapons made of iron or higher will unlock the second ability, too. Keep in mind, however, the durability of your weapon over time; these are easier to repair with the right resources than it can be to make a new one altogether.

That being said, a Workbench is required to repair your weapons or enhance them with new materials. When it comes to upgradability, this appears to be about all there is to upgrading your weapons in V Rising: make sure it's made from the best resources your have, and don't let it break.

You also cannot make any changes to the abilities that your weapon has. If you wish to try out new abilities, you'll need to pick up a new weapon!


If you're looking for more help with V Rising, check out how to get the paper press and how to get Soul Shards, or, if you're wanting to do less, our servants guide has some tips how to get the most out of your thralls.

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