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Whetstone V Rising recipe – item location and crafting guide

The humble V Rising whetstone is one of the most valuable resources you need to find to craft in the game. You need whetstone to build some of the key facilities in your base, like a grinder to cut brick stone. However, it is not an item you can get easily in this vampire-themed crafting game.

You have two options if you want to find V Rising Whetstone. You can discover it in the world by looting specific enemies or you can unlock the ability to craft it from the comfort of your own V Rising castle. The latter is much less stressful and time-consuming, but you need to track down one of the many bosses and kill them before you can craft these valuable items.

Of course, this is all in addition to maintaining your castle’s V Rising blood essence levels, which you need to keep level to keep your machines from roaring and your base from decaying. There’s a lot to track in RPG gaming, so to help you out, here’s where you can find whetstone in V Rising and everything you need to do to unlock the ability to craft whetstone from raw materials.

V Rising Whetstone Locations

You can find the V Rising whetstone in any of the five large bandit camps in Farbane Woods. Of course, not every bandit camp will have a whetstone, but luckily there’s a cheeky way to find out beforehand. When you approach a bandit camp, open the map and hover your mouse cursor over the top of the camp in front of you. This brings up a list of loot you can loot, so if that list has a whetstone, you’re guaranteed to find at least one in the camp.

Check everywhere in the camp, including corpses of slain bandits, chests, and even barrels or crates. Once you’re sure you’ve looked in every nook and cranny, you can head to the next camp. Everything in the camps will respawn after a while, so you can theoretically farm these locations until you have a pile of them.

How to make the V Rising Whetstone

To get the Whetstone V Rising recipe, you need to defeat Grayson Thea Armorer. He is a level 27 boss that you can find in Farbane Woods. It doesn’t have a fixed location as it changes between V Rising servers, so we recommend increasing your gear score to around level 27 and then using a Blood Altar at your base to track it down. Follow the trail of blood that appears on the screen until you find it.

To defeat him, you can use the four armors that rest on pedestals around the arena. These grant you temporary invincibility so you can walk through the caltrops it scatters without taking damage. This should give you more room to dodge his other attacks, but use armor sparingly as there are only four suits around you. When Grayson drops to two-thirds of his max health, regular bandit enemies will jump into the arena to help him. If you’re fighting during the day, half of the arena is shrouded in darkness, so you’ll have a little less space to work in.

Eventually, he will fall in battle, leaving him helpless to extract his V-blood and unlock the Baked Whetstone recipe. Here are the items you need to craft the V Rising Whetstone:

  • Copper Ingot x1
  • Stone Dust x12

You can get copper bars by mining the orange copper rocks you find in the world for ore – just keep in mind that you’ll need a reinforced bone mace to do this – before smelting them into ingots in the oven. Each copper ingot requires 60 copper ore and 480 stone. You get Stone Dust as a byproduct of making Stone Bricks with 12 Rough Stones in your grinder.

With that, you should now have a readily available supply of the V Rising Whetstone. If you’re struggling to get more specialty items, you can check out our V Rising leather guide, while those just starting out might want to find a V Rising horse ASAP to help make getting around less of a chore.