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How to get Whetstone in V Rising

Learn how to find and craft Whetstones in V Rising

Looking for Whetstones in V Rising? You may be an immortal capable of tracking the blood of your prey across whole continents, but when it comes to sniffing out the location of a small but annoyingly useful lump of stone, your supernatural powers really don't live up to the task.

But that's alright, because below you'll find the answers you seek. In this guide we'll show you exactly where to find Whetstones in V Rising, which is now out early access following the release of the 1.0 update. Besides talking you through the locations of Whetstones, we'll also divulge how to get the secret Whetstone recipe so you can craft them using the Furnace.

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Where to find Whetstone in V Rising

Whetstones in V Rising are commonly found on and around bandits. So if you want to find lots of Whetstone in a short space of time, the best place to look is one of the larger bandit camps in the Farbane Woods. Check the map below for an idea of where to go to get Whetstone early on in the game.

A map of the Farbane Woods in V Rising, with the locations where you can find Whetstone circled in orange.

Once you've found a bandit-populated area, open up your map and hover over the area to get a preview of the resources and materials you can find there. If the list includes Whetstone, then you're good to go!

You're not likely to find more than a handful of Whetstones per visit to each bandit camp, but you can find them just about anywhere inside these locations. They might be on the corpses of enemy bandits, or hidden inside chests. They might even appear as loot if you destroy a nearby barrel or crate.

V Rising Whetstone recipe: How to craft Whetstone

Fortunately there's a more reliable way to get your hands on Whetstones for crafting the next tier of gear and weaponry: craft them yourself.

You can craft a Whetstone using a Furnace, but at first the Whetstone recipe is locked to you. To unlock the Whetstone recipe, you must defeat Grayson The Armourer, a level 27 boss located in the south of the Farbane Woods. Check out our V Rising boss locations guide to find the exact location of this adversary, or track them using the Blood Altar in-game.

Once Grayson is defeated, return to your Furnace and you'll find the Whetstone recipe has been unlocked. Here are the ingredients that you'll need to craft 1 Whetstone:

  • 1 Copper Ingot
  • 12 Stone Dust

To learn about these materials, check out our guides on how to get Copper and Stone Bricks (of which Stone Dust is a byproduct).

It's worth noting that the Furnace will take a short amount of time to finish crafting a piece of Whetstone. Fortunately, you can make the Furnace work in the background while you complete other activities. If you fill the Furnace with Stone Dust and Copper Ingots, it will continue to craft Whetstone automatically until it runs out of these ingredients, allowing you to create an easy stockpile while off gathering other materials or hunting bosses. Just make sure that you stock plenty of Blood Essence in your Castle Heart to avoid Castle Heart decay, which will stop all of your crafting stations.

How to use Whetstone in V Rising

As mentioned above, Whetstone has many uses when crafting late-game weapons and armor to improve your gear score in V Rising, but one of the first uses that everyone will encounter is for the Grinder. This is a crafting station that you'll need to use when building a castle in V Rising, and it requires Whetstone to craft. Below, you can find the full list of items that you need to craft the Grinder in V Rising:

  • 4 Whetstones
  • 4 Copper Ingots
  • 8 Wooden Planks

When you have these items, simply press "B" to open the build menu in your base and place down a Grinder.

Now that you're happily swimming in Whetstones, you might want to take a look at other important resources for the future, such as how to get Iron or Explosives in V Rising. Or, for a more general hub of useful tips and information, check out our V Rising beginner's guide.

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