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How to get Whetstone in V Rising

You need to find Whetstone to make Whetstone

A menu showing how to craft Whetstone in V Rising Image: Stunlock Studios via Polygon
Julia Lee (she/her) is a guides producer, writing guides for games like The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom and Genshin Impact. She helped launch the Rift Herald in 2016.

Getting Whetstone in V Rising is an awkward loop, as you need Whetstone to make more Whetstone. However, you can find enough early on by looting camps. Our V Rising guide explains where to find Whetstone and how to craft more.

Where to get Whetstone early

You’ll need to grab at least four Whetstone from bandit camps as drops in order to make a Grinder. You can loot chests, defeat enemies, or even break barrels and structures to get Whetstone. While we did find Whetstone in random bandit camp chests, we found a ton in the Bandit Armory, specifically.

A map showing where to get Whetstone at a bandit camp in V Rising Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Image sources: Stunlock Studios

The enemies in the Bandit Armory range from level 20-30, so you’ll want to be prepared to duke it out if you head over there.

Once you get the required Whetstone, make a Grinder (under “refinement” in the build menu) and throw some stone in there to make Stone Bricks and Stone Dust, which you’ll need to make Whetstone.

How to make Whetstone

To make Whetstone, you need to use the Blood Altar to hunt down Grayson the Armorer. He’s found in the Bandit Armory, as marked in the map above, and he’s level 27.

Grayson isn’t a particularly hard fight, as his attacks are telegraphed and you will be given plenty of time to dodge. He does drop traps all over the floor during the fight, which can be cleared by using the nearby armor to turn invincible and break them. We were able to beat him at level 24.

Once you take him down, you will unlock the ability to make Whetstone in the Furnace. You’ll need Stone Dust and Copper Ingots to make Whetstone, which should be no problem, as long as you unlocked the Grinder in the above step.