Vampire Survivors: How to Get Toastie

Toastie is one of five secret characters in Vampire Survivors. Here's how to unlock him.

Vampire Survivors' playable character list includes a handful of secret characters, whose unlock conditions are not detailed in-game. Toastie, one of the newer additions to the secret characters list, is a pink ghost sprite with a peachone as a starting weapon. In this guide, we'll walk you through unlocking Toastie.

How to Unlock Toastie in Vampire Survivors

Unlocking Toastie in Vampire Survivors isn't extraordinarily difficult, though there is a small window of success, so you need to pay very close attention while playing. As such, we would recommend reading the entirety of the guide in advance. 

Unlock Exdash Exiviiq

The first step in unlocking Toastie is unlocking his blue counterpart, Exdash Exiviiq. Luckily, doing so is very straight forward and can be done in the main menu. To do so, you will need to very quickly type "x-x1viiq" while sitting in the menu. Alternatively, you have a 1/65535 chance of unlocking him every time you pick up a Little Clover. We'll leave it up to you which method you'd prefer.

Defeat a Drowner or Stalker

Once you have Exdash unlocked, things will start to get a bit trickier. You're going to now need to defeat one of two kinds of enemies: either the Drowner or the Stalker. This can be done with any character you choose.

The Drowner is a special enemy, that appears as a blue-robed skeleton with a staff, and is found in Gallo Tower and The Bone Zone. In The Bone Zone, it will appear at 20:00 as a map event. In Gallo Tower, it is either summoned at 25:00 by a Giant Enemy Crab, or spawns at 30:00 during the Death boss fight. Unfortunately, he is set to be undefeatable during the boss fight.

The Stalker is another special enemy, who looks similar to the Drowner, but sports a green robe and scythe. It appears at 10:00 in The Bone Zone, and can occasionally appear in the Dairy Plant, though not with 100% certainty. The Bone Zone is likely what you're going to want to play if attempting to unlock Toastie.

Once you encounter either of these two enemies, you're going to first need to defeat them. Both are immune to knockback, freeze, and debuffs, and have very high health pools. Instant kill effects are a great way of taking them down (Rosary and Gorgeous Moon will work for both of them), but keep in mind that the Drowner is immune to the Pentagram. 

They aren't easy to take down. If you don't have instant kill items, focus the majority your attacks on these special enemies when they appear. Once you've taken one down, you'll have a chance to unlock Toastie. Here is where you need to be quick.

Time Your Combo to Unlock Toastie

Immediately after the enemy is killed, Toastie will pop up from the corner of your screen and say "Panini!".

While he is on screen, you need to very quickly hit the down arrow key, and EnterIf done properly, you should hear a short jingle, and you'll have unlocked Toastie. If you miss it, you will have to defeat another Drowner or Stalker and try again.

This method of unlocking is an homage to Mortal Kombat 2. In order to unlock the secret character Smoke in that game, players would have to wait for the game's sound designer to appear at the bottom of the screen and shout "Toasty!", after which they would hit Down + Start. 

Toastie is a character who is designed specifically to impose a challenge on players, having both the lowest max health and projectile speed in the game. He also has the highest luck. Upon reaching level 100, Toastie's max health will jump from -99 to +9998, and at level 200, his armor will surge from zero to 65520.

If you're interested in learning more about Vampire Survivors, considering checking out more of our guides in the guides hub!

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Published May. 10th 2022

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