This guide will detail the various powerups available in Vampire Survivors and the recommended purchase order for acquiring them.
The game’s main menu in Vampire Survivors features many helpful enhancements that can be purchased. These upgrades can boost your overall run experience and coin yield. Some, like Amount, affect your success rate more than others, like Banish, which is an extra cost.
However, there are other factors besides utility to consider before dropping cash on a set of powerups. If you want the most bang for your buck, there is a recommended sequence to purchase these powerups.
How To Buy Powerups And The Best Order
The Vampire Survivors main menu includes a separate submenu for powerups. Here, you can purchase powerups, get a refund for the money spent on them, change the order of your upgrade purchases, or buy new characters with the money.
Amount and Revival are two examples of single-use powerups, whereas other powerups have several levels, each corresponding to a more robust boost tier. All other powerups become more expensive whenever you buy a powerup upgrade. There is a preferred order in which you should purchase these upgrades, typically going from most expensive to least expensive because some powerups are more costly than others.
The best method for buying powerups in Vampire Survivors is as follows:
- Move Speed
- Max Health
As of patch 5.2, the price was 211,430 coins.
Following this procedure could mean the difference between being able to buy all the upgrades and still having thousands of gold on hand or not being able to buy any upgrades at all.
The best way to position yourself for success in Vampire Survivors may not be to take this upgrade path if you’re starting. While Revival and Amount are excellent starting options, they are both costly if you don’t have any coins. You can save the upgrade for last (even if it’s not the best upgrade for your coin) because Curse will make the game harder for you.
Whatever you decide, return to this guide and follow the above steps as soon as you have between 50,000 and 100,000 coins.
All Powerups In Vampire Survivors
The chart below will assist you in doing some research before you buy if you’re new to Vampire Survivors and unsure what some of these powerups do. The Vampire Survivors powerups as of patch 5.2 are listed below:
Vampire Survivors Powerups
|Powerup||Optimal order||Effect||Max rank||Change per rank|
|Revival||1||Revives the player at 50% health||1||One additional revive|
|Amount||2||Fires one additional projectile||1||One additional projectile|
|Curse||3||Increases enemy speed, health, quantity, and frequency||5||10%|
|Growth||4||Gain more experience||5||3%|
|Reroll||5||Reroll the shop options once per rank||4||One additional re-roll|
|Cooldown||6||Weapons take less time between activations||2||2.50%|
|Armor||7||Reduces incoming damage||3||One less damage|
|Luck||8||Chance to get lucky increases||3||10%|
|Recovery||10||Recovers health per second||5||0.1|
|Greed||11||Gain more coins||5||10%|
|Area||12||Increases effect size||2||5%|
|Speed||13||Projectiles move faster||2||10%|
|Duration||14||Weapon effects last longer||2||15%|
|Move speed||15||Character moves faster||2||5%|
|Magnet||16||Pick up items at an increased range||2||25%|
|Max Health||17||Increases health||3||10%|
|Banish||18||Remove an item from all further shops||4||One additional banish|
|Skip||19||Skip the level-up shop and get experience instead||3||One additional skip|