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How to unlock all characters in Vampire Survivors

Here’s how to get all the secret characters

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In this Vampire Survivors character unlock guide, we’ll explain how to access each playable character in the game, including the secret ones.

Each character in Vampire Survivors has a specific requirement you need to meet before you’re able to unlock them, usually displayed in the “unlocks” section of the game’s menu. However, the secret characters have their prerequisites hidden.

This guide collects all of the unlock requirements for each character, secret or otherwise, as well as their special abilities and starting weapons.

[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 characters]


Vampire Survivors character unlocks

Outside of the four starting characters in Vampire Survivors, each normal character is associated with a Steam achievement and an unlock node in the unlock menu. Unlike their normal counterparts, secret characters do not have an associated achievement or node, so you’ll need a guide like this one to know if you have them all.

Once you’ve unlocked a Vampire Survivors character, their silhouette will appear on your character select screen the next time you start a run. However, you’ll need to purchase the new character with gold if you actually want to play as them.

Below are all the requirements and abilities for each Vampire Survivor character as of patch 0.5.205.

Vampire Survivors character unlocks

Character Unlock Method Starting weapon Ability
Character Unlock Method Starting weapon Ability
Antonio N/A Whip Gains 10% more damage every 10 levels (max +50%)
Imelda N/A Magic Wand Gains 10% more experience every 5 levles (max +30%)
Pasqualina N/A Runetracer Projectiles get 10% faster every 5 levels (max +30%)
Gennaro N/A Knife Permanent +1 projectiles (all weapons)
Arca Get Fire Wand to level 4 Fire Wand Weapon cooldown is reduced by 5% every 10 levels (max -15%)
Porta Get the Lightning Ring to level 4 Lightning Ring Permanent +30% area, starts with temporary cooldown bonus
Lama Survive 20 minutes with at least 10% curse Axe Gains +5% might, movement speed, and curse every 10 levels (max +20%)
Poe Get Garlic to level 7 Garlic Permanent +25% pickup radius and -30 max health
Clerici Recover a total of 1000 HP Santa Water Permanent +0.5 HP regen and +50 max health, starts with temporary area bonus
Dommario Earn 5000 couns in a single run King Bible Permanent +40% duration and speed, -40% move speed
Krochi Defeat a total of 100000 enemies Cross Starts with 1 revival, gains 1 more revival at level 33
Christine Get Pentagram to level 7 Pentagram Starts with 1 extra level
Pugnala Find and open the coffin in the Mad Forest Phiera Der Tuphello Gains +1% might every level
Giovanna Find and open the coffin in the Inliad Library Gatti Amari Gains +1% projectile speed every level
Poppea Find and open the coffin in the Dairy Plant Song of Mana Gains +1% duration every level
Concetta Find and open the coffin in the Gallo Tower Shadow Pinion Gains 1% area every level
Mortaccio Defeat a total of 3000 Skeletons Bone Gets more projectiles every 20 levels (max +3)
Cavallo Defeat a total of 3000 Lion Heads Cherry Bomb Gets more projectiles every 20 levels (max +3)
Ramba Defeat a total of 3000 Milk Elementals Carrello Gets more projectiles every 20 levels (max +3)
O'Sole Defeat a total of 3000 Dragon Shrimps Celestial Dusting Gets more projectiles every 20 levels (max +3)
Exdash Exiviiq Type "x-x1viiq" on the main menu Ebony Wings Poor stats, bonus cooldown, high luck
Toastie Defeat a Stalker or Drowner after unlocking Exdash. Hold down and enter when Toastie briefly appears on screen Peachone Poor stats, bonus movement speed, bonus cooldown, high luck
Mask of the Red Death Kill Death Death Spiral Bonus health, movement speed, and might
Leda Defeat the boss in Gallo Tower by going down continuously Holy Wand Bonus armor, might, and area. Reduced cooldown and movement speed

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