Vampire Survivors is a game that gets progressively more difficult as you unlock new stages. Given that it’s a rogue-lite, the one semi-permanent aspect of your character is the power ups you purchase with Gold Coins. There are over a dozen power ups, and they grant improvements to various stats and weapons. This Vampire Survivors power ups guide will explain each power up and the optimal order to obtain them to save some gold.
At the time of writing, there are 19 total power ups in Vampire Survivors. The complete list is below, which you can reference to figure out how each of them affects your character’s stats. There are a few power ups that may not be available in your game, and that’s because they have a specific unlock requirement. Those locked power ups include Reroll, Revival, and Skip.
Vampire Survivors Power Ups
Below is a complete list of all 19 power ups in Vampire Survivors. Note that this is current as of patch 0.5.0, but it is entirely possible the developer adds more power ups to the game in future content updates. As new power ups are added, we will update our list and recalculate the optimal buy order. The optimal buy order listed below is a recommendation for the cheapest path to purchase power ups.
Vampire Survivors Power Ups List
|Amount||Fires 1 more projectile (all weapons).||1||5,000|
|Area||Augments area of attacks by 5% per rank (max +10%).||2||300|
|Armor||Reduces incoming damage by 1 per rank (max -3).||3||600|
|Banish||Once per rank, allows to remove an item from level up choices, for the rest of the run.||3||200|
|Cooldown||Uses weapons 2.5% faster per rank (max 5%).||2||900|
|Curse||Increases enemy speed, health, quantity, and frequency by 10% per rank (max +50%).||5||1,666|
|Duration||Effects from weapons last 15% longer per rank (max +30%).||2||300|
|Greed||Gains 10% more coins per rank (max +50%).||5||200|
|Growth||Gains 3% more experience per rank (max +15%).||5||900|
|Luck||Chance to get lucky goes up by 10% per rank (max +30%).||3||600|
|Magnet||Items pickup range +25% per rank (max +50%).||2||300|
|Max Health||Augments max health by 10% per rank (max +30%).||3||200|
|Might||Raises inflicted damage by 5% per rank (max +25%).||5||200|
|MoveSpeed||Character moves 5% faster per rank (max 10%).||2||300|
|Recovery||Recovers 0.1 HP per rank per second (max 0.5 HP).||5||200|
|Reroll||Once per rank, allows to get different choices when leveling up.||3||5,000|
|Revival||Revives once at 50% health.||1||10,000|
|Skip||Once per rank, allows to skip level up choices and get Experience instead.||2||200|
|Speed||Projectiles move 10% faster per rank (max +20%).||2||300|
Vampire Survivors Power Up Order
Here is the optimal order to purchase each PowerUp in Vampire Survivors:
|Order||Power Up||Rank||Cost||Total Cost|
In total, the cost comes to 235,939 Gold if you purchase Vampire Survivors power ups in this order. Generally, the rule of thumb is to purchase the most expensive power ups first. There is no penalty for refunding power ups, so you can experiment with them however you please. You can check out this third-party Vampire Survivors power up calculator if you need to calculate the amount of gold you need for specific power ups.
That’s our complete Vampire Survivors power up guide. Comment below if you have anything you’d like to add!
Vampire Survivors is available for Windows and macOS via Steam.