V Rising Weapons Tier List
There are lots of different weapons you can use in V Rising, and they are not all created equal. Some weapons are better than others when it comes to your survival and it is these you should look to acquire. Take a look at our Weapons Tier List to see which weapons are the best in the game.
Without a doubt the best weapons in V Rising are Swords and Slashers, and they should be your first priority when looking to grab a decent weapon. Of the two the Slasher is slightly better in combat, these dual blades give you a lightning-quick dash-in, dash-out attack, as well as the ability to turn invisible due to its Camouflage ability. Although Spears and Crossbows are good for dealing damage to multiple enemies, their downside is they require good aim. Maces, Axes, and Reapers are out shined in many aspects by the other weapons and should only be used as a last resort when nothing better is available. Keep in mind that there will be situations where each weapon is well suited. Although the Mace isn't great in combat, it will smash rocks to bits, while it is recommended you only use the Crossbow when you are part of a party where other members will take up the role of a melee fighter.
S - Tier
The slasher has a three-hit melee attack that deals 27.5% / 27.5% / 35% damage.First Skill - Slasher Skill:
Elusive Strike: dart back and forth at your enemies and deal 60% damage while stunning them for two seconds for every hit.Second Skill - Camouflage:
Enter an invisibility state that increases movement speed by 25% for three seconds. Your first attack in this state deals 80% damage while disabling targeted enemies for 3 seconds. This skill can be interrupted if you use another skill which breaks the camouflage.
A - Tier
The sword has a three-hit melee attack that deals 35% / 35% / 40% damage.First Skill - Whirlwind:
A spinning attack that slashes nearby enemies to deal 35% damage every 0.25 seconds for around 1.1 seconds. It has a cooldown of eight seconds once it's been used.Second Skill - Shockwave:
A projectile attack that launches a shockwave, sending enemies into the sky. Recasting it will teleport the enemies towards you where you can perform three strikes which deal 25% damage per strike. It has a cooldown of 8 seconds, while casting takes 0.6 seconds.
B - Tier
A three-hit ranged melee attack combo dealing 40% / 40% / 50% damage.First skill - A Thousand Spears:
Initiate a multiple stabbing attack that deals 30% damage eight times. Once you've recast this skill during its effect, you will perform a thrusting attack which pushes enemies back and deals 50% damage.Second Skill - Harpoon:
Launches the Spear to pull enemies towards you to deal 70% damage.
Fires an arrow that can inflict 115% damage for each hit.First Skill - Rain of Bolts:
Rain down a barrage of arrows onto enemies for 40% damage and inflicts a 'fading snare' for 1.5 seconds. This skill has an 8-second cooldown period with a cast time of 0.4 seconds.Second Skill - Snapshot:
Launches a quick bolt attack that deals 75% damage, can interrupt any skill or casting, and inflict a 'fading snare' for 2 seconds.
C - Tier
The axe has a three-hit slicing attack that deals 45% / 45% / 55% damage.First Skill - Frenzy:
Dash towards the enemy, hitting them with a 100% damage attack. You can enter a frenzied state that enhances your movement speed by 25% and attack speed by 30% for 0.8 seconds for each successful strike. It has a cooldown period of 8 seconds after being used.Second Skill - X-Strike:
wielding two axes, one in each hand, which can be thrown at enemies in an X-formation to deal 85% damage per hit and slow them down for 1.5 seconds. If both axes intersect and strike an enemy within that intersection, you can disable them for two seconds.
Perform three consecutive swipes dealing 50% damage for the first two swipes and 60% for the final swipe.First Skill - Crushing Blow:
Leap across before slamming the weapon into the ground to deal 110% damage and inflict a 'fading snare' for 2 seconds. This skill grants immunity from knockback as it can't be interrupted once it's being performed.Second Skill - Smack:
Deal 50% damage when smacking enemies with the weapon, which pushes them back and disables them for 1.2 seconds.
Performs three-hit melee attack that deals 50% / 50% / 55% damage but has a good swiping range for any AoE damage.First Skill - Tendon Swing:
Wave the weapon around, dealing 125% damage to enemies within the radius, which knocks them back and inflicts a 'fading snare' for 2 seconds.Second Skill - Howling:
Throws the weapon which spins in an area, dealing 20% damage to all enemies within that radius every 0.25 seconds for 2.5 seconds. The first hit will slow enemies down for 1.5 seconds.
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