Weapon evolution is one of the core game mechanics in Vampire Survivors. It allows you to take your maxed-out base weapon to the next level, greatly boosting its power and sometimes totally changing the way it attacks. To do so, however, you’ll need to fulfill specific conditions, which vary from weapon to weapon. In order to help you discover these conditions, we’ve put together a Vampire Survivors weapon evolution guide.
Some of these conditions are more cryptic than others, so read on to learn how to make the most of your entire arsenal in Vampire Survivors.
Vampire Survivors weapon evolution guide
Vampire Survivors: The weapon evolution process
To evolve a weapon in Vampire Survivors, one thing is always required: that the weapon in question has been leveled up to its maximum level. Beyond this, requirements vary, so we’ve broken the game’s weapons down into different categories to reflect this.
Once you’ve fulfilled a weapon’s evolution requirements, you have a chance of evolving it whenever you open a chest. This isn’t guaranteed, especially in the early game, but from about 10 minutes onwards, if you have an evolution lined up, chances are you’ll get it when you open a chest.
Basic weapon evolutions
This is the first category of weapon evolutions; those that require a maxed-out base weapon, and a matching passive item of any level. This group of weapon evolutions encompasses the majority of weapons in the base game.
|Base weapon name||Passive item required||Evolved weapon name|
|Whip||Hollow Heart||Bloody Tear|
|Magic Wand||Empty Tome||Holy Wand|
|King Bible||Spellbinder||Unholy Vespers|
|Santa Water||Attractorb||La Borra|
|Lightning Ring||Duplicator||Thunder Loop|
|Gatti Amari||Stone Mask||Vicious Hunger|
|Song of Mana||Skull O’Maniac||Mannajja|
|Shadow Pinion||Wings||Valkyrie Turner|
Advanced weapon evolutions
This category of weapon evolutions contains weapons that require their corresponding passive items to be fully leveled up as well before they can evolve. Some of these weapons also require multiple passive items to evolve, all of which need to be at their maximum level before evolution can take place.
|Base weapon name||Passive item(s) required||Evolved weapon name|
|Silver Wind*||Pummarola||Festive Winds|
|Four Seasons*||Spinach, Candelabrador||Godai Shuffle|
|Summon Night*||Duplicator||Echo Night|
|Night Sword*||Stone Mask||Muramasa|
|Mille Bolle Blu*||Spellbinder||Boo Roo Boolle|
|Flames of Misspell||Torrona’s Box||Ashes of Muspell|
|Clock Lancet||Silver Ring, Gold Ring||Infinite Corridor|
|Laurel||Metaglio Left, Metaglio Right||Crimson Shroud|
|Victory Sword||Torrona’s Box||Sole Solution|
Weapons marked with an * are part of the Legacy of the Moonspell DLC.
Special weapon evolutions
This is the final category of weapon evolutions, and it contains the special cases that play by unique rules.
- The Bracelet can be evolved into the Bi-Bracelet simply by leveling it up to its maximum level of 6. It has no further requirements. The Bi-Bracelet can be evolved into the Tri-Bracelet in the same way.
- Phiera Der Tuphello and Eight the Sparrow can be evolved into Phieraggi, provided both are at their maximum level and you have the Tiragisu passive item (you don’t need to max the Tiragisu out for this evolution).
- Peachone and Ebony Wings can be evolved into Vandalier, provided both are at their maximum level. You don’t need any additional passive items for this.
- Vento Sacro and Bloody Tear can be evolved into Fuwalafuwaloo, provided both are at their maximum level. You don’t need any additional passive items for this.
Weapon evolution can give you a serious edge in your Vampire Survivors runs. Now that you’re equipped with our weapon evolution guide, you’ll be able to tap into this powerful resource with ease.