Want to know which are the best V Rising weapons? There are seven different weapon types currently available in this vampire game, and while it’s easy to say the best are the ones with the highest stats, there’s a bit more. Each attack deals a proportion of your weapon’s Physical Damage stat, we’ll call this “Physical Damage” to avoid confusion. Therefore, the most crucial factor for any build of V Rising is the amount of damage your weapon deals per second.
To do the best weapons V Risingyou need to find materials from all over the game map. Some advanced weapons require you to kill bosses to extract their V-blood, and maybe even loot the desirable knowledge orb from high-ranking enemies.
On top of all that, each weapon has two skills. The former only appears after equipping copper tier or higher weapons, and the latter when using iron tier or higher weapons. Some skills are better for PvP combat, while others make short work of hordes of enemies in PvE. Depending on the V Rising servers you play on, you may have different priorities.
Here are the best V Rising weapon types:
By far the best V Rising weapons right now in both PvE and PvP are swords. Compared to other weapon types, swords have relatively short reach and below average combo attack stats, but they make up for that with high overall DPS thanks to nimble base attack speed.
You need to combine Whirlwind and Shockwave skills for an effective hit-and-run strategy. Whirlwind spins you for 1.1 seconds, dealing 35% of equipped weapon’s attack stats every 0.25 seconds. As for the Shockwave skill, any enemy hit by its explosion takes 70% physical damage and knocks them into the air for 1.6 seconds. If you use the skill again, you continue by teleporting to the target and hitting them three times, dealing 25% physical damage per hit.
Axes can have a slightly lower attack speed than swords, they are still one of the best V Rising weapons with a very damaging regular attack combo. Your first skill, Frenzy, lets you dash to strike an enemy for 100% physical damage. Upon successful attack, you enter a frenzied state, increasing your attack speed by 30% and movement speed by 25% for 0.8 seconds.
It’s worth triggering this after using the second skill, X-Strike, which lets you throw both axes in an X shape. Each hit deals 85% physical damage and slows your enemy for 1.5 seconds. However, if your enemy is at the point where the two axes intersect, it incapacitates that enemy for two seconds instead of slowing them down, leaving them vulnerable to your wild ax swings.
Spears have a longer range and faster attack speed than most of the best V Rising weapons, but they also have a smaller hitbox since you’re pushing the spear. This makes it unwieldy, but you have a few skills to help you out. Harpoon throws the spear at an enemy. If it hits an enemy, not only will it take 70% physical damage, but it also pulls them closer to you.
If you land a hit with the harpoon, you must follow up with the other skill: A Thousand Spears. This multi-stab attack deals 30% physical damage up to eight times. You can interrupt these knife attacks to launch a thrust attack that deals 50% physical damage and knock them back a short distance.
Although it hits like a truck, the Mace has overall slower DPS due to its slow attack speed. Nevertheless, his skills are impressive. Crushing Blow blasts you towards enemies to smash the ground, inflicting 110% Physical Weapon stats on enemies caught in the blast while inflicting Fading Snare for two seconds.
You can then use the second skill, Smack, to hit enemies with 50% physical weapon stats, before knocking those enemies back and incapacitating them for 1.2 seconds. It’s an effective combo, but the Maces’ attack speed is a problem it can’t overcome.
As another weapon that’s relatively slow and doesn’t have a skill that closes when attacking, the Reaper isn’t that effective against enemies that like to rush. When enemies get close, however, this scythe weapon can use a few skills to make it one of the best V Rising weapons for PvE.
Tendon Swing is a skill that hits enemies for 125% physical damage, knocks them back, and inflicts Fading Snare for two seconds. Best used after getting through a group of enemies with Howling Reaper, a skill that deals 20% physical damage once every 0.25 seconds for 2.5 seconds. If you hit with the projectile that appears when the skill is activated, it also slows enemies for 1.5 seconds. Its damage potential is massive, but it requires you to chase down enemies to land them, which is less than ideal.
The Slasher may have the weakest hits of all weapon types in V Rising, only dealing 90% of their weapon attack stats in a full three hit combo, but these claws have a speed of high attack to compensate for this. However, the main benefit of the slasher, and why it’s one of the best V Rising weapons for PvP, is that its skills riddle your opponents with status ailments.
For example, Stealth hides you from enemies and increases your movement speed by 25% for six seconds. Going further, when you use an attack in this state, it deals 80% physical damage and incapacitates the unfortunate enemy for three seconds. If things get a little dicey, you can use the Slasher’s second skill, Elusive Strike, to rush in, reducing enemies by 60% physical damage while stacking a two-second slow effect with each hit.
Each bolt fired from the crossbow deals 110% physical damage, making it the strongest regular attack in V Rising. It’s a shame that every melee weapon is significantly better than the crossbow, as its projectiles are easy for enemies to dodge and its reload speed is incredibly slow.
Skills don’t quite make up for that downside, but they can be fun to use. Lightning Rain fires five arrows in a small area. Each arrow deals 40% physical damage and inflicts the Fading Snare status debuff for 1.5 seconds on any enemy unlucky enough to be inside. On the other hand, Snapshot quickly fires a shot for 75% physical damage, interrupting any spell an enemy is casting and giving them Fading Snare for two seconds.
These are all the best V Rising weapons. To help you craft better gear in this crafting game, you need more advanced materials. Check out our guides on how to get V Rising Leather, the recipe for making the V Rising Whetstone, and everything you need to know about V Rising Blood Essence. Of course, if looting isn’t your style, you can always send V Rising minions to do the dirty work.