V Rising: How To Get Whetstone? [Complete Guide]

Our detailed guide will show you how to get Whetstone in V Rising, how you can make it yourself, and whetstone-related items you can craft.

V Rising lets you build your own Castle, for which you will need multiple kinds of items. One such item is the Whetstone, which is one of the most valuable items in the game. My guide below will show you how to get whetstone.

Key Takeaways
  • Whetstone in V Rising is used for crafting different items in the game, especially the building bases. It can be helpful in making roof slabs, which is very important for the vampires in order to avoid sunlight.
  • You can find Whetstone in Bandit Strongholds.
  • Kill the Bandits, loot their bodies, and they’ll drop Whetstone for you.
  • For making Whetstone, you need its proper recipe, which will allow you to make it yourself in the Furnace.
  • You have to defeat the boss named Grayson the Armorer in order to get the recipe.

What Is Whetstone In V Rising?

V Rising: How to get Whetstone
V Rising’s Whetstone

Since V Rising is all about building new bases from scratch, you will need a lot of resources and equipment to build bases. You will also need plentiful resources to build a castle later to restore your honor and dignity as a vampire. This is where materials like Whetstone and mirrors come into play. 

  • Whetstone is an essential part of crafting equipment, especially when it comes to building bases.
  • It is a base component that you will need in order to craft roof slabs.
  • This will help you avoid sunlight in an ingenious way, which is the most important thing for survival as a vampire in this game.
  • Whetstone is also important in case you want to build yourself the best gear.

Where To Find Whetstones?

V Rising: How to get Whetstone
Make sure your gear level is sufficient before you farm Whetstone

To find Whetstones:

  1. Ensure your gear level is sufficient for farming.
  2. Visit Bandit Strongholds marked on the map images below.
    • Look for yellow circles indicating Bandit Strongholds or encampments.
  3. Engage enemies in these areas, ranging from levels 20 to 30.
  4. Defeat bandits and loot their bodies for Whetstones.
    • Bandit Camp #1: Located in Farbane Woods, central southernmost part, between Infested Graveyard and Wolf Den.
      V Rising: How to get Whetstone
      Bandit Camp location
    • Bandit Camp #2: Also in Farbane Woods, northeastern side of Forgotten Cemetery.
    • Bandit Camp #3: Eastern side of Bandit Sulphur Quarry in Farbane Woods.
  5. Explore additional locations for Whetstones:
    • Bandit Armory: Western side of Farbane Woods, near Grayson the Armorer’s lair.
      V Rising: How to get Whetstone
      Bandit Armory Location
    • Bastion of Dunley: Northeast of the region, above the third Farmlands Waygate of Dunley.
    • Bandit Stronghold: Central northernmost spot in Farbane Woods, near Quincy, the Bandit king’s lair.
      V Rising: How to get Whetstone
      Bandit Stronghold location
  6. Collect Whetstones along with other valuable crafting materials.
  7. Return to your base to utilize Whetstones for crafting, such as roofing for your castle or the Grinder.

Making Whetstone 

While you can find Whetstone, you can also make it yourself in the Furnace. This is why it is important to set up a furnace at your base before you do anything else. When you interact with the furnace, you will see there is actually a recipe available for Whetstone.

While you can see the recipe and the materials required, you cannot actually make it until you find the special blueprint for it.

  1. Set up a furnace at your base.
  2. Interact with the furnace to view the Whetstone recipe.
    • Note: You need a special blueprint to craft Whetstones.
  3. Obtain the recipe by defeating Grayson the Armorer, a boss found in the Bandit Armory in Farbane Woods.
    • Grayson the Armorer’s lair is located in the Bandit Armory.
      Fighting Grayson the Armorer
  4. Collect materials for crafting Whetstones:
    • 1 Copper Ingot.
    • 12 Stone Dust.
      • Stone Dust can be found while making your way to the Bandit Armory at the Vampire Waygate.
        Stone Dust Location in V Rising
      • Copper Ingots are made by smelting copper ores in the furnace.
  5. Smelt 20 copper ores to obtain one copper ingot.
  6. Interact with the furnace and transfer both materials.
  7. Wait for the furnace to finish processing.
  8. Retrieve Whetstones from the furnace.
  9. Use Whetstones to improve the quality of your castle, such as creating stone bricks.

Items To Craft With Whetstone

The most important items you can build using the Whetstones are a grinder and the roof slabs for your castle. While the grinder requires Whetstone directly to be built, the roof slabs are made of stone dust. You can only get stone dust by using the grinder.

Making A Grinder

Grinder in V Rising

In order to make a Grinder, first, go to the building menu and open the production tab. You will find it under the refinement category. To power up the Grinder, you will need a Castle Heart.

The resources required to build the Grinder are:

  • Four Whetstones.
  • Four Copper ingots.
  • Eight Wooden Planks.

Once you have all the materials you need to build this, head back to the Refinement category. Scroll through all of your equipment until you see the materials listed above. Now select all the materials you need and place them anywhere on your base. It’s better that you place them near Castle Heart.


This concludes my guide on how to get Whetstone in V Rising, along with its farming methods and Whetstone-related items. Hopefully, using my guide, you can get Whetstone by both methods, either finding it in the Bandit camps or crafting it yourself. I would recommend that you try to farm the Whetstone from Bandit camps because you will need to progress a lot in the story.

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