V Rising offers a variety of weapons, gear, and abilities. Combined with the dozens of possible combinations and the upgradability of each weapon that unlocks abilities, it gets confusing to decide which weapon should be kept as your primary weapon and which should be kept as secondary. For that reason, we have created this V Rising Weapons Tier List to help you decide the best choice according to your play style. We also have a different guide that only focuses on Best V Rising Weapons.
In addition to the survival elements, the game heavily features PvE as well as PvP combat action. Just like the name suggests, V Rising is the latest addition to an already popular genre of Vampire based video games. Other multiplayer Vampire games like Vampire The Masquerade Bloodhunt have been on the menu in all their blood-sucking, sun-fearing glory for quite some time.
However, V Rising is a completely new survival MMORPG experience, which is different than most vampire-based video games in recent history. The game can be experienced alone or with friends as a Co-Op action adventure.
Much of your time in V Rising will be spent finding, crafting, and upgrading your weapons, gear, and skills. The game offers several different options for the aforementioned weapons and gears. However, for this tier list, we will be focusing only on V Rising Weapons.
V Rising Weapons
The game features seven weapon types in total:
Out of these seven weapons, 6 of the weapons are used in melee hand-to-hand combat, while Crossbows are, to no one’s surprise, used as a long-range weapon. Each of the weapons has a basic attack that can also be used as a three-hit combo, and this combo is different for each of the weapon classes, except for Crossbow, which does not have a combo but rather just a single attack.
In addition to the seven weapons, the player can also fight enemies while being unarmed. However, unarmed attacks do little to no damage and prove useless in most situations. The only time we used unarmed attacks in our playthrough was when we needed to knock enemies out without killing them to feed on them.
The player gets access to 4 of these weapons pretty early on as they are easily craftable and used to do basic things such as chop down trees or break rocks to get their materials.
Despite only being in an Early Access state, V Rising has already risen to the top of the charts with over 100,000 concurrent players on Steam. And these numbers are only just the beginning, especially when you consider the fact that V Rising has reached over half a million players in total since its release just three days ago.
V Rising is a classless MMORPG. This means that you do not select a “class” such as a mage, samurai, or archer at the start of the game. Rather, you can make a personalized vampire character catered to your playstyle as you play the game and find new Gear, craft Weapons, and upgrade them accordingly.
The classless factor of V Rising entails that if you want to create a character that is like, say, an archer class, you can easily do this by focusing on upgrading. Also, using your crossbow and slasher will help you change your position and get away from enemies.
Alternatively, if you want to be a tank class, you can achieve this by heavily upgrading your gear so you can take more damage and using a mace or reaper along with a sword as your primary weapon.
V Rising Weapons Tier List
This Tier List ranks every weapon type in V Rising from the best to worst based on their stats, abilities, skills required to use them, and their overall usefulness.
For each weapon type, V Rising has a basic attack, and this basic attack can be used consecutively to create a three-hit combo. Except for crossbows, they can only do a single attack. Every three-hit combo is different depending on the weapon type.
The game also provides every weapon with two abilities, and these abilities are not available to use since the start. They can only be unlocked by upgrading the weapon. The first ability of every weapon type can be unlocked once you upgrade the weapon up to Copper Tier.
This ability is mostly damage-heavy. Now that brings us to our second ability, and the second ability is unlocked once a weapon is fully upgraded up to the Iron Tier. Both of these abilities are extremely useful for all weapons, that is why it is advised not to fight anyone with higher-level weapons, and more abilities are unlocked compared to you in PvP.
This tier consists of the most useful weapons in V Rising. At the moment, there is only one weapon present in the S tier. However, as more weapons are added to the game and other weapon types get nerfed or buffed, we will update the tier list accordingly.
Swords are the very first weapon you will craft in the game. They are extremely useful in the early game as they help you fend off creatures as well as cut off vegetation, with their 25% boost to plant life. Despite being the very first weapon, they are still useful in the late game due to the abilities they unlock once upgraded.
After being upgraded to the Copper tier, they can deal large amounts of AOE damage around them with their spinning move, Whirlwind. Additionally, once they are upgraded up to reach Iron, they unlock Shockwave, which can knock up and cc large groups of enemies while also dealing heavy damage. These strong abilities are effective in both PvP and PvE combat, making swords S-tier weapon.
|Basic Attack||A 3-hit melee combo dealing 35% physical damage on the first strike, 35% physical damage on the second strike, and 40% physical damage on the last strike.||0s||0.2s|
|Whirlwind||The player spins their sword around and slices nearby enemies dealing 35% physical damage every 0.25 in a circular AOE. This ability lasts for 1.1s.||8s||Instant|
|Shockwave||This ability has two parts. At first, the player sends forth a shockwave which launches all enemies hit into the air for 1.6s dealing 70% physical damage. After that, the ability can be recast to teleport behind the target, striking it three times, each strike dealing 25% physical damage.||8s||0.6s|
These weapons are a good and useful option and should be kept as a secondary weapon in most cases. However, they can also be used as the primary weapon instead of S-tier weapons in case they are more of a fit to your play style or you just like them more.
Unlike most of the other weapons in-game, the Spear is only a combat weapon. It is used solely for the purpose of fighting. With a 25% damage boost when fighting creatures, it is extremely useful when fighting strong boss-type enemies.
And with the “Harpoon” ability, you can pull enemies towards you if they try to escape or pull them out of the sunlight into wherever you have the advantage so that you can have a 1v1 fight with them in which you will win most of the times.
|Basic Attack||Three hit melee combo dealing 40% physical damage on the first strike, 40% physical damage on the second strike, and 50% physical damage on the last strike.||0s||0.3s|
|A Thousand Spears||This ability has two parts. First, it performs a multi-stab attack, dealing 30% physical damage eight times. After that, it can be recast during the effect to perform a thrust attack dealing 50% physical damage and knocking enemies back.||8s||0.35s|
|Harpoon||Throws a spear that deals 70% physical damage and pulls the enemy towards you.||8s||0.8s|
Axes are two-handed weapons. Much like swords, you can also obtain them very early on as they are used to chop down trees with 25% buff. Axes are not as fast swords and don’t have as much damage, but they have a lot more dexterity and mobility. Axes are best used by using the X-Strike from a distance and then jumping in with Frenzy to finish off the kill.
|Basic Attack||A 3-hit melee combo dealing 45% physical damage on the first strike, 45% physical damage on the second strike, and 55% physical damage on the last strike.||0s||0.25s|
|Frenzy||Dashes forward and strikes the first enemy hit dealing 100% physical damage. After landing a successful hit, a state of “frenzy” increases the player’s movement speed by 25% and increases their attack speed by 30% for 0.8s.||8s||0.3s|
|X-Strike||Throws two axes in the shape of an X. Each hit deals 85% physical damage and also slows the enemy for 1.5s. Additionally, hitting the enemy where both axes intersect incapacitates them for 2s.||8s||0.5s|
These weapons are only useful when combined in a build with other weapons. They are not as good as the weapons up in S tier and A tier. However, they do prove useful as a secondary option.
Maces are a tanky build-type weapon. They have no special buffs. Firstly, they are slow; however, they deal large amounts of damage. Secondly, they can deal high AOE damage. Proving to be a good secondary choice in tank builds with lots of health and armor. Lastly, when combined with a sword as the primary weapon, this combo can deal devastating AOE damage and kill enemy groups with no problem.
|Basic Attack||A 3-hit melee combo dealing 50% physical damage on the first strike, 50% physical damage on the second strike, and 60% physical damage on the last strike.||0s||0.35s|
|Crushing Blow||Vaults towards the cursor and slams the mace into the ground dealing 110% physical damage. Additionally, it inflicts a 2s fading snare.||8s||0.7s|
|Smack||Smacks enemies in the front dealing 50% physical damage, knocking them back, and also incapacitating them for 1.2s.||9s||0.35|
Just like the Maces mentioned above, Crossbows are only good when used in combination with other weapons. Crossbows are the only long-range weapon in the game. In addition to that, their basic attack has a Cooldown, unlike the other weapons. Both of these together make crossbows quite unique.
Crossbows are effective as a long-range weapon along with swords. However, the most intriguing build with crossbows is the one in which they are used as the primary weapon while having Slashers as the secondary. This build provides long-range damage with Crossbow, and you can finish enemies off with slashers once they are low enough. Moreover, you can use camouflage to reposition yourself if discovered by enemies.
|Basic Attack||A single projectile dealing 115% physical damage.||0.55s||1s|
|Rain of Bolts||Fires a volley of 5 bolts into the air that rain down on your enemies, dealing 40% physical damage each in an area. Additionally, they inflict a 1.5s fading snare.||8s||0.4s|
|Snapshot||Fires a quick bolt that deals 75% damage that interrupts casts and also inflicts a 2s fading snare.||8s||0.3s|
The weapons here in the C tier do the same thing as the weapons above. However, they are just generally worse at getting the job done.
Reapers are heavy weapons similar to the Mace. Yet, the Mace is just overall better than Reaper and everything. Everything that Reapers may be used for, Maces already do them better.
|Basic Attack||Three hit melee combo dealing 50% physical damage on the first strike, 50% physical damage on the second strike, and 55% physical damage on the last strike.||0s||0.3s|
|Tendon Swing||Swings the reaper dealing 125% physical damage to nearby enemies, knocking them back. Additionally, inflicting a 2s fading snare.||8s||0.2s|
|Howling Reaper||Throws a howling reaper that spins in place dealing 20% physical damage every 0.25s, lasting for 2.5s. The initial projectile hit slows enemies for 1.5s.||8s||0.5s|
These weapons are in dire need of a buff and should be avoided at the moment.
Slashers are dagger-type weapons with no special buff. They are an intriguing stealth choice, and we had fun playing with them. However, they deal very low damage and are helpless against groups of enemies. The camouflage ability is useful in repositioning yourself and running away from enemies, but it breaks as soon as you attack, making it so you cannot use Elusive strike in combination with it.
Moreover, it has a long cooldown which leaves the combat of slashers in a dire state. The only time slashers may prove useful is when combined with Crossbow for a stealthy, long-range build.
|Basic Attack||Three hit melee combo dealing 27.5% physical damage on the first strike, 27.5% physical damage on the second strike, and 35% physical damage on the last strike.||0s||0.15s|
|Elusive Strike||Dashes back and forth, slashing at your enemies, dealing 60% physical damage. And also, inflicting a 2s slow on each hit.||8s||0.2s|
|Camouflage||Enters a state of camouflage, which increases movement speed by 25% for 3s. Additionally, the next primary attack deals 80% physical damage and incapacitates the enemy for 3s. However, using any other ability breaks the state of camouflage.||10s||Instant.|
V Rising Weapons Tier List Criteria
As the player discovers new ways to get better, such as recipes for crafting stronger gear or finding vampire abilities, the character will have more options in what gears to enchant, what vampire abilities to use, or what weapons to craft and upgrade. This tier list will help you with the latter part by guiding you in discovering the correct weapon for you, according to your playstyle and according to how useful the weapon generally is.
The tier list will help you in deciding which primary and secondary weapons to use and how to use them effectively. We will also help you by providing you with useful tips and tricks and a description of each weapon with their stats and abilities laid out so you can judge for yourselves as well. This is the tier list criteria that our tier list above ranking the best to worst weapons in V Rising is based upon. If you liked this V Rising Weapons Tier List, you should definitely check out some other tier lists we made for similar games such as Lost Ark and Salt And Sacrifice.
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