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"Lead the way with head thrusts that mix fire with blunt trauma!"
—Combo card description

The Burning Skull is a combo weapon in Dead Rising 2 and Dead Rising 2: Off the Record. It is created by combining a bull skull with motor oil.

In order to get the combo card, Chuck must buy all of the available fortunes at the fortune teller outside of One Little Duck Bingo on the Silver Strip.

In Dead Rising 2: Off the Record, Frank needs to watch Paddle Party Massacre to unlock the combo card. The fortune teller only gives PP.

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 is 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 card[]

Burning Skull combo card
Prestige points Main: 666
Alternate: 666
Dead rising 2 combo card Burning Skull.jpg
Main attack (press X button/Square button) Has three head-swing attacks. Dead rising burning skull main.png
Alternate attack (hold X button/Square button) Charge attack that can light zombies on fire. Dead rising burning skull alternate.png
Description Lead the way with head thrusts that mix fire with blunt trauma!
–All prestige points listed here are halved when the weapon’s combo card is not owned and the player only has a scratch card.

Weapon component locations[]

Dead Rising 2 general locations of weapons needed to make the Burning Skull:

Component Location Component Location
Bull Skull
Dead rising Bull Skull.png
Motor Oil
Dead rising Motor Oil.png


  • This weapon has similar attack motions to the Moosehead, TIR Moosehead, and Super Slicer, with its ability to swing one's head to kill zombies and the charge attack.
  • The prestige point amount given when the combo card is in the player's 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 the player performs a headbutt, he will start charging.



  1. Frushtick, Russ (August 31, 2010). "'Dead Rising 2' Combo Weapons Guide - Duct Tape Is Your Friend". MTV. Archived from the original on February 20, 2016.