To get V Rising Whetstones, players have two options – either take them from bandits in key locations in the starting area of the V Rising map, Farbane Woods, or construct them back at your Castle Heart via the Furnace, unlocking the recipe when you kill one of the early-game bosses. Either way you’ll have to massacre some goons, but they’re both worth doing at different phases of the early-game progression path. Read on for more detail on how to get whetstones in V Rising, including crafting and farming.
How to get Whetstones in V Rising
There’s two ways to get Whetstones in V Rising, explained below.
- Find Whetstones in key bandit camps and areas
- Craft your own Whetstones using a Furnace and the special recipe
We’ve outlined them more in detail below, so either click on those options or scroll down to see more! Whetstones are a surprisingly useful resource, used to create various weapons and items, as well as certain build items like the valuable Grinder – so if you want to improve your castle and your general tech tree, obtaining Whetstones is an essential move. Get everything set up right, and you can have a regular supply of Whetstones being permanently churned out at your own castle, using Stone Dust and Copper Ingots as fuel – but to do that, you’ll need to set up some special gear first.
Where to find Whetstones
Whetstones can also be found in the world in certain bandit camps and enemy areas, meaning you can just go out hunting and find them organically. Holding the mouse above the areas marked will reveal what you can find there, and some will have Whetstones marked. Of course, if you want a particular place to look, we actually suggest heading to the Bandit Armoury, a large area on the West side of Farbane Woods. Kill all the minor enemies around the area, break all the barrels, and search all the chests – you’ll find at least a few Whetstones scattered around. There’s also something else you can do here to get a Whetstone recipe – but you’ll need to be a pretty high level.
Whetstone recipe location for crafting Whetstones at the Furnace
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At this point in your progress you probably have a Furnace set up at your base (and if you don’t, you should), and when interacting with it, you can see that there is in fact a recipe for Whetstones! Problem is that while you can see the recipe and what’s required, you technically don’t have the recipe yet, and can’t make it for yourself until you find that special blueprint.
That recipe is actually held by a boss named Grayson the Armourer, who you can track through your Blood Altar – right to the Bandit Armoury, mentioned above, where he waits in an open arena (check out our V Rising boss locations page for more info).
He’s level 27, and pretty tough, using a mixture of traps and melee attacks, but those who are agile and can match his gear level shouldn’t have too much trouble. Once he’s dead, drain him of blood and take the Whetstone recipe back to your Furnace. If he’s giving you trouble, try checking out how to get the V Rising Merciless weapons and gear, or take a peak at the weapon tier list we’ve got on our V Rising best weapons page to see which weapons work best in PvE (here’s a hint – it’s not the Crossbow).
How to craft Whetstones
At that point, you can use the recipe to create a Whetstone with the following ingredients. From the Furnace, there’ll now be a chance to create them automatically, assuming you have the power to keep it going.
- Copper Ingot (1)
- Stone Dust (12)
Stone Dust isn’t easily obtained, but there’s actually a great method – create Stone Bricks and Stone Dust is created as an offshoot! If you don’t know how to create that, we’ve actually got a guide on V Rising Stone Bricks for you to check out here. Either way, congratulations, you can create your own Whetstones! At this point you’ll never be short for them, and you can use them for a lot of things going forwards