Burning Skull
Dead rising Burning Skull
Type Combo Weapon/Melee
Description Lead the way with head thrusts that mix fire with blunt trauma!
How to Make Bull Skull + Motor Oil
Uses 50
Strength Great
Location Workbenches
PP 666/333
Fits in Inventory No
"Death rides a pale bull!"
—Fortune Whisperer

The Burning Skull is a combo weapon in Dead Rising 2 and Dead Rising 2: Off the Record, made by combining a Bull Skull with Motor Oil.

It can easily made in the Food Court, as there are two bull skulls to the right of Wild West Grill House next to some motor oil.

This combo weapon has been described as:

"Putting a bull skull on your head and charging around is ok, but it's nothing compared to setting that same skull on fire. Trust me."[1]

Attacks and Combo CardEdit

The Combo Card can be obtained by purchasing all fortunes ($1,200,000 total) offered by the fortune teller outside of One Little Duck Bingo. In Off the Record, the Combo Card is instead obtained by watching the Paddle Party Massacre movie at the Paradise Platinum Screens.

Weapon component locationsEdit

Dead Rising 2 and Case Zero general locations of weapons needed to make the Burning Skull.

Bull Skull
Dead rising Bull Skull

Location icon Food Court - Wild West Grill House (2) (On porch) (F101) Motor Oil
Dead rising Motor Oil
Location icon Brockett Gas Station

Location icon Uncle Bill's Department Store (∞)
Location icon Food Court - Wild West Grill House (1) (On porch) (F101)
Location icon Palisades Mall - Maintenance Room 8 left of Finders Peepers
Location icon Slot Ranch Casino Cashier and Vault Area
Location icon Slot Ranch Casino - Maintenance Room 4 behind stage (1) (inside)

Location icon Underground - Warehouse B


  • This weapon has similar attack motions to both the Super Slicer, TIR Moosehead, Moosehead, with its ability to bang one's head and kill a zombie, and the charge attack.
  • The prestige point amount given when the combo card is in the inventory is 666, which is the "Number of the Beast".
  • If worn, the skull shows up in cutscenes.
  • The charge attack can be performed without the combo card. If the attack button is held after Chuck performs a headbutt, he will start charging.



  1. Frushtick, Russ. 'Dead Rising 2' Combo Weapons Guide - Duct Tape Is Your Friend, MTV. (August 31, 2010).
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