In Vampire Survivors, you can collect a variety of weapons and upgrades to help fight the armies of the damned and survive those titular vampires. But to really reach the heights of power, you’ll need to evolve your weapons by combining them with an item (in most cases, at least).
In this Vampire Survivors evolution chart for weapons, we’ll show you all the game’s different weapons, answer whether they have an evolved form or not, and explain how to evolve them.
[Ed. note: This guide was last updated on May 9, 2022 and is up to date with Vampire Survivors patch 0.5.205. We’ll update this guide further if future patches add additional item evolutions.]
How Vampire Survivors combinations work
Each time you level up in Vampire Survivors, you’ll be able to select a random weapon or upgrade item to add to your character. Each run, you can accumulate up to six weapons and six upgrade items.
By choosing the same weapon or item the next time you level up, you can upgrade them to a higher level, altering their functionality or increasing their stats. Each weapon can be upgraded eight times, and items can be upgraded five times.
Weapons and items (mostly) have different strengths, so you want to mix and match various effects to make powerful builds. However, some weapons can actually pair up with a specific item, transforming and evolving the weapon into a much better version of itself.
Just having the weapon and its corresponding item isn’t enough to make them evolve, though — there are some other things to do first:
- Upgrade the weapon you want to evolve to level eight
- Pick up its paired combination item, either on the map or via level ups (you don’t need to upgrade the item at all)
- Pick up a chest — which drops from boss enemies — while carrying a level eight weapon and its combination item.
Note that chests usually won’t drop evolved weapons until after you’ve survived for 10 minutes, even if you meet all the other requirements. It’s also worth noting that if you have multiple items ready to evolve, the next chest you pick up will randomly select which of your ready-to-evolve items you receive.
Vampire Survivors evolution chart
Below is our weapon evolution and upgrade chart, updated for patch 0.5.205. There are a few weapons items on this list that you aren’t able to evolve yet. They’ll likely receive evolved forms in a future patch.
Vampire Survivors weapons and upgrades
|Whip||Hollow Heart||Bloody Tear||Can deal critical damage and absorb HP|
|Magic Wand||Empty Tome||Holy Wand||Fires with no delay|
|Knife||Bracer||Thousand Edge||Fires with no delay|
|Axe||Candelabrador||Death Spiral||Passes through enemies|
|Cross||Clover||Heaven Sword||Can deal critical damage|
|King Bible||Spellbinder||Unholy Vespers||Never ends|
|Fire Wand||Spinach||Hellfire||Passes through enemies|
|Garlic||Pummarola||Soul Eater||Steals hearts. Power increases when recovering HP|
|Santa Water||Attractorb||La Borra||Damaging zones follow you and grow when they move|
|Runetracer||Armor||NO FUTURE||Explodes when bouncing and in retaliation|
|Lightning Ring||Duplicator||Thunder Loop||Projectiles strike twice|
|Pentagram||Crown||Gorgeous Moon||Generates extra gems and gathers all of them|
|Phiera Der Tuphello + Eight The Sparrow||Tiragisu||Phieraggi||Scales with Revivals|
|Song of Mana||Skull O'Maniac||Mannajja||Might slow enemies down|
|Peachone + Ebony Wings||N/A||Vandalier||Fires a more powerful beam|
|Gatti Amari||Stone Mask||Vicious Hunger||Might turn anything into gold|
|Shadow Pinion||Wings||Valkyrie Turner||Bigger, longer, faster, stronger|