How to Unlock Toastie in Vampire Survivors

Here's everything you need to know about Toastie in Vampire Survivors, including how to unlock the character and its starting weapon.
Vampire Survivors Toastie Character Guide

Many playable characters are available in Vampire Survivors, some of which must be purchased with Gold Coins or unlocked through special actions. In this guide, we’ll show you how to unlock Toastie in Vampire Survivors and list its passive bonuses and starting weapon.

Toastie is one of 24 total characters in Vampire Survivors, and it’s one of the few “secret” characters in the game, alongside Exdash, Leda, Death, and MissingNo.

How to unlock Toastie in Vampire Survivors

Toastie is unlocked by first getting Exdash, then defeating the Stalker or Drowner, and pressing the enter key and the down arrow key simultaneously immediately after defeating the Stalker or Drowner. To recap, there are three steps to unlock Toastie:

  1. Unlock Exdash
  2. Defeat the Stalker or Drowner
  3. Press the down arrow and enter after killing the Stalker or Drowner

First, you can refer to our guide on how to unlock Exdash if you don’t already have him unlocked.

Next, you’ll need to defeat the Stalker or the Drowner.

Who is the Stalker in Vampire Survivors?

The Stalker is a boss that can appear on the Dairy Plant or The Bone Zone stages. It looks like Red Death but is green in appearance. The Stalker follows the player around for somewhere between one to two minutes. Stalker is not a guaranteed spawn, and it can show up at the following times:

  • 1% chance to spawn at the beginning of a round
  • 30% chance to spawn at the eight-minute mark of a round
  • 30% chance to spawn at the 12-minute mark of a round
  • Spawns at the 10:00 mark on The Bone Zone
Vampire Survivors Stalker

The Stalker can only be killed with one of the following items:

  • Gorgeous Moon
  • Minecarts (on Dairy Plant)
  • Pentagram
  • Rosary

A treasure chest can drop from The Stalker upon death if killed with a Minecart. A high-quality treasure chest can spawn when killed with a Gorgeous Moon and Rosary.

Who is the Drowner in Vampire Survivors?

The Drowner is a boss that can appear on the Gallo Tower and The Bone Zone. In Gallo Tower, Drowner can be summoned by the Giant Crab at the monster wave at 25:00 into the run. The Drowner can also appear at the 30:00 wave alongside Death. Drowner is not a guaranteed spawn, and it can show up at the following times:

  • Spawned by the Giant Crab at 25:00 on Gallo Tower
  • Boss at 30:00 alongside Death (cannot defeat)
  • Spawns at the 20:00 mark on The Bone Zone
Vampire Survivors Drowner

Drowner can only be killed with one of the following items:

  • Gorgeous Moon
  • Rosary

It is also immune to freeze, knockback, and debuffs. Drowner drops a high-quality chest upon defeat. Drowner is much more difficult, as well as much more time-consuming, compared to The Stalker.

When do I press the buttons to unlock Toastie?

Finally, immediately after defeating the Stalker or Drowner, Toastie will pop up on the bottom right-hand corner of the screen and say “Panini!” During this time, the player must quickly press the down arrow and enter to unlock Toastie. The window of opportunity to press these buttons is extremely short. For that reason, it’s important to spam them when either enemy is about to die.

In closing, the most consistent method to unlock Toastie is to load up Dairy Plant and defeat the Stalker with the minecart. It’s the most reliable method because you’ll know when it’s about to die, as opposed to a pentagram which is hard to predict.

What are Toastie’s passive bonuses in Vampire Survivors?

Toastie, like Exdash, starts with the following passive bonuses:

  • +100% Luck
  • -99 Max Health
  • +20% MoveSpeed
  • -10% Might
  • -10% Area
  • -10% Duration
  • -50% Speed
  • +10% Cooldown

Additionally, Toastie gains more Armor, Luck, and Max Health at specific levels:

LevelLuckMax HealthArmor
10+20%
20+40%
30+60%
40+80%
50+100%
100+100%+9998
200+100%+9998+65520

What is Toastie’s starting weapon in Vampire Survivors?

Toastie begins each run with the Peachone weapon, which is a bird that flies around a player and bombards a designated circular area with projectiles. The zones move around the player clockwise, as opposed to Ebony Wings which moves counter-clockwise. Peachone gains the following stats per level:

  1. Bombards in a circling zone
  2. Fires one more projectile, increases base Area by 40%
  3. Fires one more projectile, increases bade damage by 10.
  4. Fires one more projectile, cooldown is reduced by 0.3 seconds.
  5. Fires one more projectile, increases base Area by 40%
  6. Fires one more projectile, increases bade damage by 10.
  7. Fires one more projectile, cooldown is reduced by 0.3 seconds.
  8. Fires one more projectile, increases base Area by 40%

Peachone can combine with Ebony Wings (union) to form Vandalier.

What is Toastie a reference to?

Toastie is a reference to an easter egg in Mortal Kombat II. During a match, Dan Forden’s face had a chance to appear on the bottom right-hand corner of the screen and say “toasty!” It’s the creation of Dan Forden, an iconic sound programmer and music composer who worked on video games developed by Midway and NetherRealm Studios. Since its inception, the “toasty” falsetto was included in several Mortal Kombat games and evolved throughout the years.

That’s how to unlock Toastie in Vampire Survivors, including all known methods to unlock the character and the origins of this easter egg.

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