Arcanas are a modifier in Vampire Survivors that unlock after collecting the Randomazzo Relic. These modifiers can change character stats and attributes and affect other in-game mechanics. Players get one Arcana by default and can unlock several more by meeting the listed criteria. Below is a list of all the Vampire Survivors Arcanas, what they do, and how to unlock them.
Arcanas are all unlocked through different in-game achievements, which are all listed below. A player can choose three Arcanas during a run, occurring at the following milestones:
- Players can select one Arcana from all unlocked Arcanas at the beginning of the round.
- The second Arcana selection occurs when the chest drops at 11:00, and the selection is made from a pool of four random Arcanas.
- The third Arcana selection occurs when the chest drops at 21:00, and the selection is made from a pool of four random Arcanas.
If a player only has one Arcana unlocked, they will only be able to select one at the beginning of the round. There are 11 Arcanas currently available in Vampire Survivors out of a total of 22.
Vampire Survivors Arcanas
Here is a list of all of the available Arcanas in Vampire Survivors:
- Game Killer
- Twilight Requiem
- Tragic Princess (III)
- Awake (IV)
- Chaos in the Dark Night (V)
- Sarabande of Healing (VI)
- Iron Blue Will (VII)
- Mad Groove (VIII)
- Beginning (X)
- Waltz of Pearls (XI)
- Out of Bounds (XII)
- Jail of Crystal (XIV)
- Disco of Gold (XV)
- Slash (XVI)
- Lost & Found Painting (XVII)
- Heart of Fire (XIX)
- Silent Old Sanctuary (XX)
Unlocking the Game Killer Arcana requires defeating the final enemy in the Cappella Magna. The Game Killer Arcana halts XP gain, making XP gems turn into exploding projectiles, and all treasures contain at least three items.
I – Gemini
Unlocking the Gemini Arcana requires reaching level 99 with Pugnala. Gemini makes all relevant weapons come with a counterpart. The weapons affected are Peachone, Ebony Wings, Vandalier, Phiera Der Tuphello, Eight The Sparrow, and Phieraggi.
II – Twilight Requiem
Unlocking the Twilight Requiem Arcana requires reaching level 99 with Pugnala. It causes relevant weapons projectiles to explode when they expire. The weapons affected are King Bible, Unholy Vespers, Peachone, Ebony Wings, Runetracer, Shadow Pinion, Bone, and Celestial Dusting.
III – Tragic Princess
Unlocking the Tragic Princess Arcana requires reaching level 99 with Porta. The Tragic Princess Arcana reduces the cooldown of specified weapons while moving. The weapons affected are Garlic, Soul Eater, Santa Water, La Borra, Lightning Ring, Thunder Loop, and Carrello.
IV – Awake
Unlocking the Awake Arcana requires reaching level 99 with Krochi. The Awake Arcana grants +3 Revivals. Upon consuming a Revival, the player receives +10% more health, +1 Armor, and +5% to Area, Duration, Might, and Speed attributes. While the Arcana is active, any Revival consumed through PowerUps or Tiragisu also grants the bonuses.
V – Chaos in the Dark Night
Unlocking the Chaos in the Dark Night Arcana requires reaching level 99 with Giovanna. The Chaos in the Dark Night Arcana causes the overall projectile Speed to continuously change between -50% and +200% over 10 seconds. That translates to an average +75% bonus to Projectile Speed.
VI – Sarabande of Healing
Sarabande of Healing is the default Arcana that is unlocked after obtaining the Randomazzo. The Sarabande of Healing Arcana doubles healing effects and causes healing to damage nearby enemies for the same amount. The healing bonuses apply to Bloody Tear, Floor Chicken, Recovery, Revival, and Soul Eater.
VII – Iron Blue Will
Unlocking Iron Blue Will requires reaching level 99 with Gennaro. The Iron Blue Will Arcana makes listed projectiles gain up to three bounces and gives them a chance to pass through enemies and walls. The weapons it affects are as follows:
- Knife/Thousand Edge
- Axe/Death Spiral
- Phiera Der Tuphello/Eight the Sparrow
VIII – Mad Groove
Unlocking Mad Groove requires reaching minute 31 in the Mad Forest. Every two minutes attracts all standard stage items, pickups, and light sources towards the character. The Arcana affects all stage items.
X – Beginning
Unlocking Beginning requires reaching level 99 with Antonio. THe Arcana makes listed weapons gain +1 Amount. The character’s main weapon and its evolution gain +3 Amount instead. It applies to the character’s starting weapon, its evolutions, and unions. The weapons it affects are as follows:
- Cherry Bomb
- Celestial Dusting
XI – Waltz of Pearls
Unlocking Waltz of Pearls requires reaching level 99 with Imelda. It causes the listed weapon projectiles to gain up to three bounces. The weapons it affects are as follows:
- Magic Wand/Holy Wand
- Fire Wand/Hellfire
- Cross/Heaven Sword
XII – Out of Bounds
Unlocking Out of Bounds requires reaching minute 31 in the Gallo Tower. It causes freezing enemies to explode. Orologions are also easier to find. The weapons it affects are as follows:
- Clock Lancet
XIV- Jail of Crystal
Unlocking Jail of Crystal requires reaching level 99 with Pasqualina. Listed weapons have a chance to freeze enemies. The weapons it affects are as follows:
- Magic Wand
- Holy Wand
- NO FUTURE
- Eight The Sparrow
XV – Disco of Gold
Unlocking Disco of Gold requires reaching minutes 31 in the Inlaid Library. Picking up coin bags from the floor triggers Gold Fever. Obtaining gold restores as many HP. Applies to the following items:
- Big Coin Bags
- Coin Bags
- Gold Coins
- Rich Coin Bags
- Treasure Chests
Gold Fever triggers on Coin Bags and Rich Coin Bags.
XVI – Slash
Unlocking the Slash Arcana requires reaching level 99 with Lama. The Slash Arcana enables critical hits and doubles overall critical damage for the following weapons:
- Axe and Death Spiral
- Knife and Thousand Edge
- Whip and Bloody Tear
- Heaven Sword
XVII – Lost & Found Painting
Unlocking the Lost & Found Painting Arcana requires reaching level 99 with Poppea. The Lost & Found Painting Arcana causes overall duration to continuously change between -50% and +200% over 10 seconds. That translates to an average +75% bonus to Duration.
XIX – Boogaloo of Illusions
Unlocking the Heart of Fire Arcana requires reaching level 99 with Concetta. The Boogaloo of Illusions Arcana makes the overall Area continuously change between -25% and +50% over 10 seconds. It applies a multiplier on top of everything else ranging from 0.75x to 1.5x, giving a 1.125x multiplier to Area on average.
XIX – Heart of Fire
Unlocking the Heart of Fire Arcana requires reaching level 99 with Arca. The Heart of Fire Arcana makes your character explode when damaged, and causes the following weapon projectiles to explode on impact:
- Fire Wand and Hellfire
- Light Source
The character does not take damage from explosions.
XX – Silent Old Sanctuary
Unlocking the Silent Old Sanctuary requires reaching minute 31 in the Dairy Plant. The Silent Old Sanctuary Arcana gives +3 Reroll, Skipp, and Banish, and gives +20% Might and -8% Cooldown for each active weapon slot left empty. It can pair with the max active weapon limit from the Mindbender relic.
That’s the full list of Arcanas in Vampire Survivors. As new Arcanas are added to the game, we will update the list accordingly. Please comment below if you have anything to add!
Vampire Survivors is available for Windows and macOS via Steam.