V Rising’s world of vampires and monsters can be a tough place to survive, meaning you must get used to combat quickly. Thankfully, there are a lot of weapons to choose from, letting you fight NPCs and other players in a number of ways. In our V Rising Weapons Guide, we’ll go over each type of weapon you can obtain, along with some systems you should be aware of.
V Rising Weapons Basics
V Rising features 7 weapon types in total:
- While you can fight unarmed, this does little damage and is only useful when trying to feed on low level enemies without killing them.
Each weapon type comes with a basic attack (all have a 3-hit combo aside from Crossbows), and 2 techniques. However, you won't have access to techniques from the start. Instead, these can only be accessed by using weapons of a certain tier — technique 1 needs copper weapons or higher, and iron or higher for technique 2. Because of this, it’s not recommended to fight other players that have access to higher tier weapons and their respective techniques.
Technique 1 generally focuses on damage, with 2 being crowd control. However, there is a little overlap on some weapons, with a number of first techniques also having the ability to debuff enemies.
Additionally, weapon techniques go on cooldown when used. This cooldown carries over between weapons, meaning you can’t switch weapons to negate the waiting time.
Weapons, like all equipment, have a durability stat. This goes down when the weapon is used, or upon death. Weapons can be repaired, though this requires materials.
V Rising Weapon Techniques
V Rising Weapons Guide - Sword
Primary Attack: 35% / 35% / 40% physical damage.
Technique 1: Whirlwind. Deals 35% physical damage in a circular AOE around you for 1.1 seconds.
Technique 2: Shockwave. Projectile launched after a short windup animation that deals 70% physical damage on hit, launching enemies into the air (the latter effect doesn’t apply to bosses). Using technique 2 again will teleport you to the enemy hit, attacking 3 times for 25% physical damage each.
How to use Swords
Despite being a melee weapon, Shockwave allows for decent range and movement if you can hit your shots. Whirlwind is also incredibly useful for dealing with packed groups of weaker mobs.
V Rising Weapons Guide - Axe
Primary Attack: 45% / 45%/ 50% physical damage.
Technique 1: Frenzy. Forward dash that can hit one enemy, dealing 100% physical damage. Attack speed is increased by 30% for 0.8 seconds afterwards.
Technique 2: X-Strike. Launches 2 axes in an arc, with each dealing 85% physical damage. Enemies hit at the point where both axes meet will be incapacitated for 2 seconds. The launched axes also return after reaching the target point, letting you get in additional hits.#
How to use Axes
The slow swings of the primary attack can be negated by Frenzy, with X-Strike allowing for both high damage and crowd control if aimed properly. X-Strike requires some prediction to get the full benefits, as its projectiles have a decent amount of travel time.
V Rising Weapons Guide - Mace
Primary Attack: 50% / 50%/ 60% physical damage.
Technique 1: Crushing Blow. Performs a short jump before slamming down in a small AOE, dealing 110% physical damage and snaring enemies for 2 seconds.
Technique 2: Smack. Cone AOE swing (slightly larger that the primary attack combo) dealing 50% physical damage, knocking enemies and incapacitating them for 1.2 seconds.
How to use Axes
Mace is the slowest melee weapon in V Rising, so it's best paired with abilities that can shield or incapacitate enemies. Primary attacks can also be cancelled into techniques to negate some of the swing animation.
V Rising Weapons Guide - Spear
Primary Attack: 40% / 40% / 50% physical damage
Technique 1: A Thousand Spears. Stabs 8 times in front of the player for 30% physical damage each. Can be ended early by using the technique again, performing a thrust attack that deals 50% physical damage and knocks enemies back.
Technique 2: Harpoon. Throws spear forward, dealing 70% physical damage and pulling the enemy towards you.
How to use Spears
Spears have good range, allow you to poke enemies at a safer distance. Harpoon makes it a good weapon when dealing with crossbow and ability users in PvP.
V Rising Weapons Guide - Reaper
Primary Attack: 50% / 50% / 55% physical damage
Technique 1: Tendon Swing. Deals 125% damage in a small AOE around you, knocking enemies back and snaring for 2 seconds.
Technique 2: Howling Reaper. Launches circular AOE to target location, dealing 20% physical damage every 0.25 seconds for 2.5 seconds. While the projectile is being launched, it slows enemies when hit.
How to Use Reapers
With Howling Reaper lingering after use, it's possible to use another weapons first technique to stack damage. Currently not a great weapon in PvP, but is great for dealing with crowds of enemies in PvE due to its focus on AOEs and large primary attack swings.
V Rising Weapons Guide - Slasher
Primary Attack: 27.5% / 27.5% / 35%
Technique 1: Elusive Strike. Dash forwards before returning back, dealing 60% physical damage and snaring for 2 seconds both times.
Technique 2: Camouflage. Turn invisible, increasing movement speed for 3 seconds. Primary attacks in this state do 80% physical damage and incapacitate for 3 seconds. However, the effect ends once any attack is used.
How to use Slashers
Slashers are incredibly fast, allowing for quick damage and lots of tricky movement. Using Camouflage and the ability Veil of Blood allows for long periods of invisibility, along with damage bonuses when you decide to strike.
V Rising Weapons Guide - Crossbow
Primary Attack: 115% physical damage per hit. Has a longer cast time than melee weapons, with the projectile also having travel time.
Technique 1: Rain of Bolts. Fires 5 bolts at target location, dealing 40% physical damage each in an AOE and snaring targets for 1.5 seconds.
Technique 2: Snapshot. Fires a bolt that deals 75% physical damage, interrupts casts, and snares for 2 seconds.
How to use Crossbows
As the only ranged weapon, Crossbows can be used to great effect against in PvE. The cast and travel time on the primary attack is easier to aim against AI, with Rain of Bolts offering a safe way to deal with packs of enemies. Snapshot is invaluable in PvP, stopping players from using certain abilities and dealing quick damage at the same time.
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