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"Created a combo weapon. Introduce it to the nearest zombie!"
—"Needs More Chainsaw" achievement/trophy description

Combo Weapons are weapons that are made from a combination of two weapons created in maintenance rooms in Dead Rising 2, Dead Rising 2: Case Zero, Dead Rising 2: Case West, and Dead Rising 2: Off the Record. Combo weapons have greater durability than regular weapons and earn the player prestige points when used to defeat enemies.

The player can discover how to make combo weapons through the use of combo cards, special construction recipes that tell the player how to make certain combo weapons. These cards can be obtained as rewards for leveling up, by rescuing survivors, defeating psychopaths, examining various posters around Fortune City, and by performing certain special actions. Some combo weapons can also be purchased from pawnshops and from other survivors.

Combo weapons can also be created by trial and error. When a combo weapon is created without first identifying a combo card, a scratch card is obtained instead. This will record how the weapon is made; however, a combo weapon created without a combo card cannot perform its heavy attack and earns fewer PP from killing zombies.

In Dead Rising 2: Case West and Dead Rising 2: Off the Record, Frank West returns to the action and he also gains the ability to make combo weapons. Frank even gains a few of his own unique combo cards which only he can master to full effect.

Dead Rising 2[]

Case Zero[]

Case Zero includes the Air Horn, Beer Hat, Boomstick, Drill Bucket, Electric Rake, I.E.D., Molotov, Paddlesaw, and Spiked Bat. There are no combo weapons that are unique to Case Zero.

Case West[]

Case West includes the Blazing Aces, Drill Bucket, Dynameat, Flamethrower, Freezer Bomb, Hail Mary, Laser Sword, Plate Launcher, Ripper, and Snowball Cannon, in addition to seven new combo weapons:

Off the Record[]

Attack damage and PP values[]

Name Damage Thrown damage Primary PP Alternate PP Other uses
Air Horn Variable (0 - 200 based on distance) N/A 500 PP N/A N/A
Auger 150, 200 (alternate) 100 150 PP 250 PP, 75 PP (zombie killed with stabbed zombie) N/A
Beer Hat 0 N/A 150 PP N/A Heals 2 blocks of health for each use.
Blambow 200 N/A 100 PP N/A N/A
Blazing Aces 20 (+25 per second) N/A 500 PP N/A N/A
Blitzkrieg 75 per shot N/A 100 PP N/A N/A
Boomstick 50 per pellet 135 200 PP 2500 PP N/A
Burning Skull 10 (+25 per second) 75 666 PP 666 PP N/A
Defiler 200 125 250 PP 250 PP, 350 PP (while spinning) N/A
Drill Bucket 45 per second 30 500 PP N/A N/A
Driller 125 15 200 PP 300 PP N/A
Dynameat 200 30 1000 PP
500 PP (Off the Record)
N/A N/A
Electric Chair 70 70 200 PP 200 PP N/A
Electric Rake 200 150 400 PP N/A N/A
Exsanguinator 175 90 250 PP 500 PP N/A
Fire Spitter 25 per second N/A 400 PP N/A N/A
Flamethrower 35 per second N/A 50 PP N/A N/A
Flaming Gloves 25 per second N/A 200 PP 300 PP N/A
Fountain Lizard 0 30 50 PP N/A To attracting horde of zombies.
Freedom Bear 35 per shot N/A 300 PP N/A N/A
Freezer Bomb 0 (freezes zombies) 15 (impact) 50 PP N/A N/A
Gem Blower 60 N/A 75 PP N/A N/A
Hacker 600 per second N/A 100 PP N/A Hacking ATMs will retrieve four times than the normal amounts.
Hail Mary 400 400 500 PP N/A N/A
Handy Chipper 70 70 250 PP 250 PP N/A
Heliblade 20 (melee), 50 (while spinning) 90 250 PP 250 PP N/A
Holy Arms 150 N/A 300 PP 450 PP N/A
I.E.D. 100, 150 (third swing), 600 (explosion) 100 100 PP 50 PP, 300 PP (explosion) N/A
Infernal Arms 20 (+25 per second) N/A 450 PP 450 PP N/A
Knife Gloves 150, 200 (alternate), 100 (defensive) N/A 350 PP 350 PP N/A
Laser Sword 175, 225 (alternate) 50 150 PP 300 PP N/A
Molotov 25 per second 15 (impact) 350 PP N/A N/A
Paddlesaw 250 125 250 PP N/A N/A
Parablower 175 75 300 PP 450 PP N/A
Plate Launcher 75 N/A 200 PP N/A N/A
Pole Weapon 150, 200 (alternate) 125 100 PP 150 PP N/A
Porta Mower 250 75 500 PP 1000 PP N/A
Power Guitar Variable (based on distance) 10 300 PP 300 PP N/A
Ripper 125, 225 (alternate) 75 100 PP 150 PP N/A
Roaring Thunder 25 (+600 per second shock damage) 30 (+600 per second shock damage) 300 PP N/A N/A
Rocket Launcher 150 N/A 100 PP N/A N/A
Snowball Cannon 1 (freezes zombies) N/A 200 PP
400 PP (Off the Record)
N/A N/A
Spear Launcher 150 N/A 300 PP 1000 PP N/A
Spiked Bat 120, 125 (alternate) 90 50 PP 200 PP N/A
Sticky Bomb 300 5 (impact) 400 PP N/A N/A
Super B.F.G. 500 N/A 100 PP N/A N/A
Super Slicer 225, 300 (alternate) N/A 200 PP 300 PP N/A
Tenderizers 75, 100 (kick attack), 150 (alternate) N/A 100 PP 250 PP N/A
Tesla Ball 25 (+600 per second shock damage) 25 (+600 per second shock damage) 350 PP 350 PP N/A
Wingman 9999 (to zombies), 0 (looters, mercenaries or psychopaths) 5 500 PP N/A N/A
Impact Blaster 100 N/A 200 PP 400 PP N/A
Laser Gun 9999 (to zombies), 200 (looters, mercenaries or psychopaths) N/A 300 PP, 200 PP (zombies killed by explosion) N/A N/A
Lightning Gun 25 (+600 per second shock damage) N/A 50 PP N/A N/A
Reaper 225 N/A 150 PP 250 PP N/A
Shocker 25 (+600 per second shock damage) N/A 100 PP 500 PP N/A
Sterilizer 25 (+25 per second chemical damage) N/A 1000 PP N/A N/A
Zap N' Shine 25 (+600 per second shock damage) 25 (+600 per second shock damage) 150 PP 150 PP N/A
Bouncing Beauty 50 (impact), 200 (explosion) 100 100 PP 300 PP N/A
Cryo Pod 1 (freezes zombies) N/A 100 PP 300 PP N/A
Decapitator 200 200 100 PP 200 PP N/A
Electric Crusher 25 (+600 per second shock damage) 25 (+600 per second shock damage) 250 PP 250 PP N/A
Laser Eyes 150 N/A 300 PP 300 PP N/A
Molten Cannon 20 (+25 per second) N/A 100 PP N/A N/A
Pegasus 200 50 100 PP 250 PP N/A
Saw Launcher 150 N/A 100 PP N/A N/A
Super Massager 100 N/A 300 PP N/A N/A
Weed Tendonizer 200 100 400 PP N/A N/A

Combo bikes[]

Combo bikes are vehicles that are made by combining a dirtbike with another weapon. They can be created once the combo bay is unlocked by completing the mission Meet the Contestants or People Like Us (Off the Record). Combo bikes do not require combo cards to earn full PP.

Notes[]

  • None of the survivors will take any combo weapons from Chuck (aside from Frank in Case West).
  • If you are holding one ingredient for a combo weapon and have the second ingredient in the inventory or in the immediate vicinity, blinking halos will appear around their wrench symbols. However, this only happens when you already have the combo card for the resulting weapon, limiting the usefulness of this feature.

Trivia[]

  • Only two items are required to make a combo weapon, but sometimes the end result looks as it was made of more. For example, to make a Paddlesaw, a paddle and a chainsaw are used, but the finished weapon shows two chainsaws attached to the paddle.
  • Interestingly, while Chuck's animation when making a combo weapon shows him confident and quick with his hands in Dead Rising 2, Frank's animation in Off the Record shows him doubtful, slow, and clumsy (hurting his hand in the process). This may refer to the fact that Chuck is the one with actual handyman skills, or how Off the Record is non-canon.
  • The Bazooka Bike is the only combo bike/combo vehicle in Dead Rising 2 that is made by combining a combo weapon with a bike.
  • The Blitzkrieg requires a both a combo weapon and a regular weapon to create.
  • The Blitzkrieg and the Laser Gun are the first two super combo weapons in the Dead Rising series.
  • Magazines do not affect the durability of all combo weapons in Dead Rising 2.

Gallery[]

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Dead Rising 2
Weapons - Locations - Characters - Endings
Game Modes
Story Mode - Co-Op - Terror is Reality
Cases
Zombrex 1 - Case 1-1 - Case 1-2 - Case 1-3 - Case 1-4 - Case 2-1 - Case 2-2 - Zombrex 2 - Case 3-1 - Case 3-2 - Case 4-1 - Zombrex 3 - Case 5-1 - Case 5-2 - Zombrex 4 - Case 6-1 - Case 6-2 - Case 6-3 - Case 6-4 - Case 7-1 - Case 7-2 - Case 7-3 - The Facts - Overtime
Missions
Ante Up - An Industrial Fashion - Art Appreciation - Bank Run - Barn Burner - Bent Wood - Big Game Stakes - Brains Over Brawn - Chemical Dependency - Chuck the Role Model - Code Blue - Dead or Alive? - Demand and Supply - Delta Point 1 - Everyone Knows Slappy - Family Feud - Fetching Females - Fortune City Botany Club - Fresh Meat - Happily Ever After... Sort Of - Here Comes the Groom - High Rollers - Hunger Pains - Know When to Fold 'Em - Linette's Passage - Lost... - Lush-ious Lady - Mail Order Zombrex - Meet the Contestants - Militia Men - Once Bitten - One Hit Wonder - One Man's Trash - Par for the Course - Rock Heroes - Shell Shocked - Shopping Spree - Short Sighted - Slave to Fashion - Stranded Siren - Stuart's Scheme - Tape It or Die 1 - Tape It or Die 2 - Tastes Like Chicken - The Secret of Charlie's Gold - TK is Infected - Two's Company - WWJWD? - Welcome to the Family - Wilted Flower - Workers Compensation - World's Most Dangerous Trick
Gameplay
Timeline - Achievements - Combo Weapons - Combo Bikes - Prestige Points - Skills - Transceiver - Waypoint
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Melee
2" x 4" - Acetylene Tank - Acoustic Guitar - Ad Board - Amplifier - ATM - Barstool - Baseball Bat - Basketwork Couch - Battleaxe - Bass Guitar - Battery - Bench - Bingo Ball Cage - Black Vase - Bowie Knife - Bowling Ball - Bowling Pin - Boxing Gloves - Brick - Broadsword - Broom Handle - Bucket - Bull Skull - Cactus Plant - Cardboard Box - Cardboard Cutout - Cash Register - Cement Saw - Centurion Bust - Chainsaw - Chef Knife - Coffee Pot - Comedy Trophy - Computer Case - Construction Hat - Cooking Oil - Cooking Pot - Croupier Stick - Crowbar - Cushioned Tall Chair - Donkey Lamp - Drill Motor - Drum - Dumbbell - Electric Guitar - Fancy Bench - Fancy Painting - Fancy Small Chair - Fancy Tall Chair - Fire Axe - Fire Extinguisher - Flashlight - Flower Pot - Foam Hand - Folding Chair - Fountain Firework - Funny Painting - Garbage Bag - Garbage Can - Gas Barrel - Gas Can - Gasoline Canister - Generator - Giant Die - Giant Pink Chainsaw - Giant Stuffed Bull - Giant Stuffed Donkey - Giant Stuffed Elephant - Giant Stuffed Rabbit - Gift Shop Lamp - Gumball Machine - Handbag - Hanger - Highback Oak Chair - Hockey Stick - Hoe - Hunk of Meat - Indoor Garbage Can - Katana Sword - Keg - Keyboard - Lamp - Lance - Large Barrel - Large Fern Tree - Large Planter - Large Potted Plant - Large Vase - Large Wrench - Lawn Mower - LCD Monitor - Lead Pipe - Leaf Rake - Liberty Torch - Long Stick - Machete - Magician Sword - Mailbox - Mannequin Female (Head - Torso - Right Arm - Left Arm - Right Leg - Left Leg) - Mannequin Male (Head - Torso - Right Arm - Left Arm - Right Leg - Left Leg) - Massager - Meat Cleaver - Medicine Ball - Metal Barricade - Metal Garbage Can - Mic Stand - Military Case - Mining Pick - MMA Gloves - Money Case - Moosehead - Motor Oil - Newspaper - Newspaper Box - Nightstick - Novelty Beer Mug - Novelty Cell Phone - Novelty Liquor Bottle - Novelty Perfume Bottle - Novelty Poker Chip - Padded Blue Chair - Paddle - Paint Can - Painting - Pallet - Pan - Parasol - Patio Chair - Patio Table - Peace Art - Pitchfork - Plastic Bin - Plastic Garbage Can - Plywood - Power Drill - Propane Tank - Protestor Sign - Push Broom - Pylon - Robot Bear - Rotating Display - Roulette Wheel - Round Potted Plant - Sandwich Board - Scissors - Serving Tray - Shopping Boxes - Shopping Valuables - Shower Head - Sledge Hammer - Small Fern Tree - Small Painting - Small Potted Plant - Small Suitcase - Small Vase - Speaker - Spear - Spool of Wire - Spot Light - Square Sign - Stand - Steel Barricade - Steel Shelving - Step Ladder - Stick Pony - Stone Statue - Stool - Suitcase - Swordfish - Table Lamp - Tiki Mask - Tiki Torch - TIR Moosehead - Tire - Tomahawk - Training Sword - Treasure Chest - Vacuum Cleaner - Velvet Bar - Wacky Hammer - Water Bottle - Water Cooler - Wheel Barrow - Yellow Tall Chair
Firearms
Assault Rifle - Blast Frequency Gun - Bow and Arrow - Handgun - Light Machine Gun - Merc Assault Rifle - Rocket Launcher - Six Shooter - Shotgun - Sniper Rifle - Toy Spitball Gun - Water Gun
Thrown/Ranged
Bag of Marbles - Basketball - Beach Ball - Box of Nails - Casino Chips - Dynamite - Firecrackers - Flare - Football - Gems - Golf Club - Grenade - Ketchup - Lawn Dart - Leaf Blower - Mayonnaise - Metal Baseball Bat - Music Discs - Mustard - Nine Iron - Plates - Playing Cards - Queen - Rocket Fireworks - Saw Blade - Shampoo - Soccer Ball - Spray Paint (Blue - Green - Purple - Red - USA) - Tennis Racquet - Vinyl Records - Whipped Cream
Novelty
Goblin Mask - Lizard Mask - Servbot Mask - Toy Helicopter - Zombie Mask
Vehicles
4x4 - Chopper - Dirtbike - Dolly - Drink Cart - Kid's Bike - Mercenary Bike - Ramster Ball - Sports Car - Skateboard - SUV - Utility Cart - Wheelchair
Combo Bikes
Bazooka Bike - Blue Thunder - Great American - Green Machine - Machine Gun Bike - Purple Punisher - Rabbit Bike - Red Rocket - Slicecycle - Wheelchair Bike
Combo Weapons
Air Horn - Auger - Beer Hat - Blambow - Blazing Aces - Blitzkrieg - Boomstick - Burning Skull - Defiler - Drill Bucket - Driller - Dynameat - Electric Rake - Electric Chair - Exsanguinator - Fire Spitter - Flamethrower - Flaming Gloves - Fountain Lizard - Freedom Bear - Freezer Bomb - Gem Blower - Hacker - Hail Mary - Handy Chipper - Heliblade - Holy Arms - I.E.D. - Infernal Arms - Knife Gloves - Laser Sword - Molotov - Paddlesaw - Plate Launcher - Parablower - Pole Weapon - Porta Mower - Power Guitar - Ripper - Roaring Thunder - Rocket Launcher - Snowball Cannon - Spear Launcher - Spiked Bat - Sticky Bomb - Super B.F.G. - Super Slicer - Tenderizers - Tesla Ball - Wingman
Case Zero
Bike Forks - Engine - Handle Bars - Wheel
Case Zero Vehicles
Motorbike
Case West
Bone Saw - Box of Syringes - Canned Drinks - Chemicals - Flash Grenade - Hot Plate - Human Heart - Human Liver - Impact Hammer - IV Pole - Lab Specimen - Medical Cart - Microscope - Novelty Syringe - Office Chair - Organ Cooler - Plastic Chair - Riot Gear - Security AR - Stool - Stretcher - Surgical Saw - Surgical Scissors - Syringe Gun
Case West/Off the Record
Broken Pool Cue - Cinder Block - Crate - Defibrillator - Electric Prod - Floor Buffer - Katana - Liquid Nitrogen - Medical Tray - Pool Ball - Pool Cue - Shovel - Sickle
Case West Vehicles
Phenotrans Segway
Case West Combo Weapons
Impact Blaster - Laser Gun - Lightning Gun - Reaper - Shocker - Sterilizer - Zap N' Shine
Off the Record
Alien Head - Alien Probe - Boomerang - Casino Chair - Escape Pod - Giant Spaceship Toy - Grass Trimmer - Protoman Blaster and Shield - Ray Gun - Remote Mine - Slappy Mask - Space Bench - Space Hammer - Spaceball Bat - Stilts Snowball Cannon - Tennis Ball Launcher - Toy Rocket Ship
Off the Record Vehicles
Clown Car
Off the Record Combo Weapons
Bouncing Beauty - Cryo Pod - Decapitator - Electric Crusher - Laser Eyes - Molten Cannon - Pegasus - Saw Launcher - Super Massager - Weed Tendonizer
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