All information from the in-game achievements / collection tabs in one location with a few additional notes
Whip – Attacks horizontally, passes through enemies.
Ignores: speed, duration.
Bloody Tear – Evolved Whip. Can deal critical damage and absorb HP.
Requires: Hollow Heart
Magic Wand – Fires at the nearest enemy.
Holy Wand – Evolved Magic Wand. Fires with no delay.
Requires: Empty Tome.
Knife – Fires quickly in the faced direction.
Thousand Edge – Evolved Knife. Fires with no delay.
Axe– High damage, high Area scaling.
Death Spiral – Evolved Axe. Passes through enemies.
Cross – Aims at nearest enemy, has boomerang effect.
Unlocked by: Find a Rosary. (drops from breaking light sources)
Heaven Sword – Evolved Cross. Can deal critical damage.
King Bible – Orbits around the character.
Best with: speed, duration, area.
Unholy Vespers = Evolved King Bible. Never ends.
Fire Wand – Fires at a random enemy, deals heavy damage.
Unlocked by: Destroy 20 light sources.
Hellfire – Evolved Fire Wand. Passes through enemies.
Peachone – Bombards in a circling zone.
Best with: cooldown, duration.
Unlocked by: Survive 10 minutes with any character.
Ebony Wings – Bombards in a circling zone.
Best with: cooldown, duration.
Unlocked by: Get Peachone to Level 7.
Santa Water – Generates damaging zones.
Runetracer – Passes through enemies, bounces around.
Best with: speed, duration.
Unlocked by: Survive 5 minutes with Pasqualina.
Lightning Ring – Strikes at random enemies.
Ignores: speed, duration.
Unlocked by: Defeat a total of 5000 enemies.
Garlic – Damages nearby enemies.
Ignores: cooldown, duration, speed.
Unlocked by: Find 5 Floor Chickens.
Pentagram – Erases everything in sight.
Best with: cooldown and luck only.
Unlocked by: Survive 20 minutes with any character.
Clock Lancet – Chance to freeze enemies in time.
Ignores: power, speed, amount, area.
Unlocked by: Find a Orologion. (drops from breaking light sources)
Laurel – Shields from damage when active.
Best with: cooldown only.
Bone – Throws a bouncing projectile.
Best with: duration, speed.
Only usable by Mortaccia (starting weapon).
Spinach – Raises inflicted damage by 10%.
Armor – Reduces incoming damage by 1.
Hollow Heart – Augments max health by 10%.
Unlocked by: Survive 1 minute with any character.
Pummarola– Character recovers 0.1 HP per second.
Unlocked by: Survive 5 minutes with Gennaro.
Empty Tome – Reduces weapons cooldown by 8%.
Unlocked by: Hold 6 different weapons at once.
Candelabrador– Augments area of attacks by 10%.
Unlocked by: Get Santa Water to Level 4.
Bracer– Increases projectiles speed by 10%.
Unlocked by: Get King Bible to Level 4.
Spell Binder – Increases duration of weapon effects by 10%.
Unlocked by: Get Runetracer to Level 7.
Duplicator – Weapons fire more projectiles.
Unlocked by: Get Magic Wand to Level 7.
Wings – Character moves 10% faster.
Unlocked by: Reaching Level 5 with any character.
Attractorb– Character pickups items from further away.
Unlocked by: Find a Vacuum (drops from breaking light sources)
Clover– Character gets 10% luckier.
Unlocked by: Find a Little Clover (drops from breaking light sources)
Crown – Character gains 7% more experience.
Unlocked by: Reaching Level 10 with any character.
Stone Mask – Character earns 10% more coins.
Unlocked by: Find a Stone Mask (Found in Library in top alcove sections rarely)
Antonio – Starting Weapon: Whip
Passive: Attacks deal 10% more damage every 10 levels (max +50%) (Lvl 50)
*Available from beginning, purchased with gold*
Imelda – Starting Weapon: Magic Wand
Passive: Gains 10% more experience every 5 levels (max +30%). (Lvl 15)
Pasqualina – Starting weapon: Runetracer
Passive: Projectiles get 10% faster every 5 levels (max +30%). (Lvl 30)
Gennaro – Starting weapon: Knife
Passive: Permanent +1 projectile (all weapons).
*Unlocked with Achievement, then purchased with gold*
Mortaccia– Starting Weapon: Bone
Passive: Gets more projectiles every 20 levels (max+3) (Lvl 60)
Unlocked by: Defeat a total of 3000 skeletons.
Poe– Starting Weapon: Garlic
Passive: Permanent +25% pickup radius and =30 max health.
Unlocked by: Get Garlic to Level 7.
Porta– Starting Weapon: Lightning Ring
Passive: Permanent +30% area. Starts with temporarily reduced cooldown (so Lightning Ring kills faster).
Unlocked by: Get Lightning Ring to Level 4.
Arca– Starting Weapon: Fire Wand.
Passive: Weapon cooldown is reduced by 5% every 10 levels. (max -15%) (Lvl 30)
Unlocked by: Get Fire Wand to Level 4.
Hyper Mad Forest – Defeat the giant Blue Venus in the Mad Forest.
Inlaid Library – Reach Level 20 in Mad Forest.
Hyper Inlaid Library – Defeat the Nesuferit in the Inlaid Library.
This is opinion from my playing experience.
Play however until you unlock Garlic (5 Floor Chickens), Hollow Heart (Live 1 minute), and Empty Tome (Equip 6 weapons). Then start trying to follow this tier-list for building a powerful character.
( asterisks* denote that item needs unlocking)
Antonio: Starting weapon – Whip
Best picks: Garlic*, King Bible, Magic Wand, Laurel
OK Picks: Axe (best 6th weapon if evolved with Candelabrador*), Cross*, Runetracer*
Poor picks: Fire Wand*, Knife, Peachone*, Ebony Wings*, Santa Water, Lightning Ring*
Worst picks: Clock Lancet*, Pentagram*
Best picks: Spinach, Spellbinder* (evolving King Bible), Empty Tome* (evolving Magic Wand)
Good picks: Duplicator* / Crown* / Attractorb*
OK Picks: Hollow Heart* (evolving whip) / Bracer* / Candelabrador* (higher if using axe)
Poor picks: Clover* / Stone Mask*
Worst picks: Wings* / Armor / Pummarola*
Here we come to an end for the Compendium – All information from the in-game achievements and collection tabs – Vampire Survivors guide. I hope this guide has helped you with your gameplay. If you have something to add to this guide or believe we forgot some information to add, please let us know via comment! We check each comment manually by approving them!
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