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Dead Island Video Game Guide: Custom Blunt Weapons

In Dead Island, the difference between a blunt weapon and a bladed weapon is that a blunt weapon damages a zombie with the help of blunt force, which usually causes fractures. A blunt weapon has no penetration points or cutting edges, but the amount of force that must be applied to these weapons is higher.

Just like the bladed weapons available in Dead Island, blunt weapons can be modified (upgraded) by adding one or more parts. This process requires money, a workbench, a basic blunt weapon, specific parts and the most important thing, a blueprint.

The following game guide addresses to all Dead Island players who wish to kill zombies with blunt weapons. It was created with the purpose of teaching them how to modify their weapons, where to find the blueprints needed to unlock new weapons, and the materials required for each upgrade.

While all characters in Dead Island can wield blunt weapons, only Sam B is specialized in using them with increased efficiency, since he is the only character who has the necessary force and skills; according to his skill tree.

Some basic blunt weapons available in Dead Island, are: mauls, pickaxes or sledgehammers; however it is hard to decide which one is the best; especially because most of them can be modified. Each modification brought to a blunt weapon, has a different effect on zombies; therefore only the player can decide which one is the most effective weapon in the game, based on his personal playing style.

Custom Blunt Weapons

 Mod: Piranha

How to get it: Complete the Third Head of Cerberus quest.
Cost: $600
Base weapons required: Any blunt weapon (maul, pickaxe or sledgehammer)
Parts requiredGearsBladeWeight Plates and Clamps x2
Effect on zombies: They will bleed.

Mod: Impact

How to get it: Complete the Last Chance on the Wall quest.
Cost: $200
Base weapons required: Any blunt weapon (maul, pickaxe or sledgehammer)
Parts requiredBattery x2, Duct Tape x2, and Wire x2
Effect on zombies: They will be electrocuted.

Mod: Nail’d

How to get it: Complete the Passport to Life quest.
Cost: $200
Base weapons required: Any weapon made of wood (a baseball bat, a stick or a cudgel)
Parts requiredNails x2
Effect on zombies: They will take increased damage.

Mod: Heavy

How to get it: Complete the Two Hearts quest.
Cost: $400
Base weapons required: Any blunt weapon (maul, pickaxe or sledgehammer)
Parts requiredClamps x2, Weight Plate x1, Gears
Effect on zombies: They will be crushed.

Mod: Ripper

How to get it: This mode is available through a special DLC code.
Cost: $100
Base weapons required: A baseball bat
Parts requiredLarge BatteryCircular BladeDuct Tape x2, Wire x2, Belt and Metal Scrap x2
Effect on zombies: You will be able to cut them.

Mod: Nuts and Bolts

How to get it: Complete the Toy Story quest.
Cost: $200
Base weapons required: Metal bats
Parts requiredBolts x2
Effect on zombies: They will take increased damage.

Mod: Torch

How to get it: Complete the Counsel of Despair quest.
Cost: $400
Base weapons required: Any blunt weapon (maul, pickaxe or sledgehammer)
Parts requiredGas x2, Glue x2, Rag x2
Effect on zombies: You can set them on fire.

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