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How to use the Whetstone in V Rising

It sure doesn't make the weapons any sharper.
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A lot is going on within V Rising, as players awaken from a century-long slumber to find their former glory being reduced to rubble, at best. From staving off a slew of enemies, both player and NPC, to figuring out where to start building next, V Rising posits multiple queries with no clear answers.

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As players slowly begin to seek to rebuild a place to call home, a litany of materials and resources will rear their heads. Whetstone is one such material, and it can be both crafted and found. There is no immediate use of a whetstone for players within V Rising — instead, it is used as an intermediary component towards other items.

Regardless, players will need to have whetstones figuratively ‘on tap’ as they progress through technology tiers within V Rising, and there are two guaranteed ways to grab them: Loot and Crafting.

If players are seeking a few whetstones to just place a quick building, such as the Grinder for stone bricks and stone dust, a quick visit to a nearby Bandit Encampment should do nicely. Hovering over certain areas in the map view (accessed by pressing ‘M’) will show players notable loot that drops from those areas.

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Ultimately, this is placing a finger in the leaking dam — in terms of long-form play, running to Bandit Encampments for every recipe is a time-sink and an unnecessary risk. Within the Blood Altar, a foe named Grayson will offer the whetstone recipe when slain and fed upon.

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From there, the recipe will unlock with the forge, allowing players to craft whetstones on demand in exchange for one copper ingot and twelve stone dust.

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A wise vampire will ensure there are always whetstones on hand, as having progress stymied by a lack of materials can be a frustrating experience. As the furnace is a passive production building, check the inventory occasionally and ensure it’s always churning out time-gated resources.

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