While Vampire Survivors is one of the cheapest indie games on Steam, indulging in this action-fueled gameplay unravels its challenging nature – which can become less troublesome with proper evolutions!

If you’re new to Vampire Survivors, understanding all the upgrades, combos, and power-ups may seem challenging. Surprisingly, it’s not! You only need to learn a few combinations that will make you stronger in no time. Follow this step-by-step guide for beginners on the most vital tips and tricks regarding Vampire Survivors evolutions to rise as a born monster slayer!

How to obtain Evolutions

Vampire Survivors players battle increasing waves of incoming enemies to collect passive objects, experience points, and arms, so even a little help can make a difference. Evolutions are the best way to endure in the game as long as possible, as they deal mighty attacks that can tremendously change the situation on the battlefield.

Okay, but what to do to obtain an evolution? Firstly, remember you cannot evolve arms below the maximum level 8 – and when the upgrade time comes, you should combine your level 8 base weapon with the chosen passive compatible item.

The most challenging part is that you have to confront the Boss and endure the fight for at least 10 minutes to get it. The defeated Boss drops a chest containing your brand-new evolution. Now, let’s proceed to the evolve list of specific combinations and compatible items to make this process easier.

Vampire Survivors Evolutions Chart With Effects

Evolutions ChartEffect
Whip Hollow Heart Bloody Tear (absorbs HP and deals critical damage)
Magic Wand Empty Tome Holy Wand (fires with no delay)
Axe Candelabrador Death Spiral (passes through enemies)
Knife Bracer Thousand Edge (fires with no delay)
King Bible Spellbinder Unholy Vespers (never ends)
Cross Clover Heaven Sword (deals critical damage)
Santa Water Attractorb La Borra (damaging zones follow the playable characters and grow when they move)
Garlic Pummarola Soul Eater (steals hearts)
Pentagram Crown Gorgeous Moon (generates extra gems and gathers all of them)
Lightning Ring Duplicator Thunder Loop (projectiles strike twice)
Runetracer Armor No Future (explodes when bouncing and in retaliation)
Gatti Amari Stone Mask Vicious Hunger (can turn everything into gold)
Song of Mana Skull O’Maniac Mannajja (can slow down your enemies)
Shadow Pinion Wings Valkyrie Turner (turns the spikes into flames)
Glass Fandango Wings (Max Level) Celestial Voulge (deals critical damage and freezes enemies)
Flames of Misspell Torrona’s Box (Max Level) Ashes of Muspell (spawns a burst of black flames)
Clock Lancet Silver Ring, Gold Ring (Max Level) Infinite Corridor (halves enemies health)
Laurel Metaglio Left, Metaglio Right (Max Level) Crimson Shroud (creates a shield)
Pako Battiliar Hollow Heart (Max Level) Mazo Familiar (deals more bats)
Vento Sacro Bloody Tear Fuwalafuwaloo (creates explosions on critical hits)
Bracelet (get it to level 6 before it appears in the chest) Bi-Bracelet (shoots a group of cloudy sparkles at a random enemy)
Bi-Bracelet (get it to level 6 before it appears in the chest) Tri-Bracelet (shoots a group of cloudy sparkles at a random enemy)
Victory Sword Torrona’s Box Sole Solution (summons damaging galaxy)
Peachone Ebony Wings Vandalier (fires a more powerful beam)
Phiera Der Tuphello Eight The Sparrow, Tiragisú Phieraggi (scales with Revivals)

Legacy of Moonspell DLC Evolutions

Evolutions ChartEffect
Mille Bolle Blu Spellbinder (Full Level) Boo Roo Boolle (shoots colorful bubbles at the enemy closest to the player character)
Night Sword Stone Mask (Full Level) Muramasa (deals a series of slashes at the closest enemies)
Silver Wind Pummarola (Full Level) Festive Winds (shoots energy orbs)
Four Seasons Spinach, Candelabrador (Full Level) Godai Shuffle (deals five explosions)
Summon Night Duplicator (Full Level) Echo Night (leaves behind a lingering damage zone of dark clouds)
Mirage Robe Attractorb (Full Level) J’Odore (shoots mirages)

Tides of Foscari DLC Evolutions

Evolutions ChartEffect
SpellString SpellStream, SpellStrike SpellStrom (emits blue particles)
Eskizzibur Armor Legionnaire (creates sword swings and character clones, strikes ground every fifth attack)
Flash Arrows Bracers, Clover Millionaire (shoots an arrow)
Prismatic Missile Crown (Max Level) Luminaire (creates rainbow beams)
Shadow Servant Skullomaniac (Max Level) Ophion (summons stationary dark energy orbs with purple smoke)

Emergency Meeting DLC Evolutions

Evolutions ChartEffect
Lucky Swipe Mini Engineer Crossed Wires (creates stubs of four broken electrical wires)
Science Rocks Mini Scientist Rocket Science (creates nine buttons around the player)
Lifesign Scan Mini Ghost Paranormal Scan (can periodically grant a boost to a random stat)
Sharp Tongue Mini Impostor Impostongue (can periodically blast the strongest enemy in the area and all nearby enemies with significant damage)
Just Vent Mini Shapeshifter Unjust Ejection (creates a massive metal hatch)
Clear Debris Mini Guardian Clear Asteroids (forms a field of asteroids)
Report! Mini Crewmate Emergency Meeting (can periodically choose a random type of average enemy in the area to defeat all enemies of that type)

How to use these Evolutions?

Since you can carry six weapons and six upgrade items, we recommend aiming at different effects to make eliminating enemies easier. Also, remember that once you have several objects ready for an upgrade, chests with your evolutions drop randomly. Some of these powerful items may be difficult to obtain, but they are definitely worth the effort.

Find Grim Grimoire

That handy relic lets you examine all unions and evolutions you’ve discovered within an active save file. It also shows the necessary components for building particular fusions, so imagine how useful it may be during your upcoming Vampire Survivors session. You can find it in the Inlaid Library, protected by twelve patrolling witches. Follow the green arrow and enjoy its power!


Now that you know how to create evolutions – start doing it! The most challenging part is surviving the boss battle for 10 minutes until the chest containing your future evolution drops. Try different combinations, learn more about their effects, and get rid of all these monsters once and for all!