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For Dead Rising 2, see Dead Rising 2 Weapons

The Official Dead Rising Guide lists 141 weapons in Dead Rising, not including the vehicles or the bicycle. (See Official guide list of weapons below)[1]

Inventory[edit | edit source]

Some larger and heavier weapons are two-handed, which means Frank cannot keep the weapon in his inventory if he cycles to another weapon (for example, Televisions, Potted Plants, Cardboard Boxes, Shopping Carts), while other weapons are small enough that Frank can hold it in his inventory while brandishing another item (for example, handguns, all food, lead pipes). Frank starts with only 4 inventory spots, but raising levels with Prestige Points can raise the maximum number of items Frank can hold.[2]

Survivors and Weapon Longevity[edit | edit source]

When given to a survivor, weapons that are about run out of ammo or break (as indicated by their flashing icon in the item slot) will not do so. This is a good way to lengthen the life of a strong weapon, such as a Katana or Small Chainsaw.[3]

Weapons list[edit | edit source]

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Weapon Location Lasts Damage

2" x 4" to Cooking Oil[edit source]

2" x 4"
Dead rising 2 x 4.png
Location icon.png  McHandy's Hardware

Location icon.png North Plaza amidst the construction

Location icon.png Warehouse atop the tall shelves

Location icon.png Colby's Movieland Cinema 1

Location icon.png Crislip's Home Saloon (L2)(∞)

Location icon.png McHandy's Hardware (∞)

20 hits 4/5
Acoustic Guitar
Dead rising Acoustic Guitar.png
Location icon.png  TuneMakers in Paradise Plaza

Location icon.png Held by Kindell in Infinity Mode

40 hits
Baking Ingredients
Dead-rising-baking-ingredients-ALL-smaller.gif
Location icon.png  That's a Spicy Meatball, Food Court

Location icon.png Teresa's Oven, Food Court

Location icon.png Jill's Sandwiches

Location icon.png Seon's Food and Stuff

1 hit
Barbell
Dead rising Barbell.png
Location icon.png  Flexin' 50 hits
Baseball Bat
Dead rising Baseball Bat.png
Location icon.png  Throughout the mall. Often found in trash cans, in Cardboard Boxes, under some trees in Leisure Park.

Location icon.png Found in all sporting goods stores.

Location icon.png Lying next to the Steel Rack on the Rooftop.

38 hits
Bass Guitar
Dead rising Bass Guitar.png
Location icon.png  TuneMakers in Paradise Plaza 40 hits
Battle Axe
Dead rising Battle Axe.png
Location icon.png  Ned's Knicknackery in Entrance Plaza behind the glass. 25 hits
Bench
Dead rising Bench.png
Location icon.png  Around the mall. 25 hits
Bicycle
Dead rising Bicycle.png
Location icon.png  Sports High

Location icon.png Al Fresca Plaza near Colombian Roastmasters

?
Boomerang
Dead rising Boomerang.png
Location icon.png  Ye Olde Toybox in Paradise Plaza (x2)

Location icon.png Children's Castle in Entrance Plaza (x3)

Location icon.png Lying under some trees in Leisure Park

40 hits
Bowling Ball
Dead rising Bowling Ball.png
Location icon.png  In some shops under constructions in North Plaza

Location icon.png Hidden in some flowers near the fountain next to Jill's Sandwiches in the Paradise Plaza

Location icon.png Second floor of SporTrance in Paradise Plaza

Location icon.png Kokonutz Sports Town in Wonderland Plaza

30 hits
Bucket
Dead rising Bucket.png
Location icon.png  On the Rooftop

Location icon.png In the Warehouse

Location icon.png In Crislip's Home Saloon in North Plaza

Location icon.png Cinema 2 in Colby's Movieland in Paradise Plaza

Location icon.png Seafood section in Seon’s Food and Stuff, North Plaza

Location icon.png Meat section in Seon’s Food and Stuff, North Plaza

10 hits
Cactus
Dead rising Cactus.png
Location icon.png  Food Court 25 hits
Can Drinks
Dead rising Can Drinks.png
Location icon.png  Colombian Roastmasters in Paradise Plaza (x2)

Location icon.png Seon’s Food and Stuff (∞)

Location icon.png Leisure Park, under the shelter next to a propane tank (x2)

Location icon.png Colby's Movieland, Cinema 5 (x6)

12 cans
Canned Food
Dead rising Canned Food.png
Location icon.png  Seon’s Food and Stuff 10 hits
Canned Sauce
Dead rising Canned Sauce.png
Location icon.png  Seon’s Food and Stuff (∞)

Location icon.png Hamburger Fiefdom (x2)

10 hits
Cardboard Box
Dead rising Cardboard Box.png
Location icon.png  Throughout the mall 3 hits
Cash Register
Dead rising Cash Register.png
Location icon.png  Throughout the mall, in almost every store. 30 hits
CDs
Dead rising CDs.png
Location icon.png  Entertainment Isle in Paradise Plaza

Location icon.png CD Crazy in North Plaza

30 CDs
Ceremonial Sword
Dead rising Ceremonial Sword.png
Location icon.png  Colby's Movieland Cinema 4 after killing psychopath Sean Keanan in A Strange Group 100 hits
Chainsaw
Dead rising Chainsaw.png
Location icon.png  Crislip's Home Saloon


Location icon.png McHandy's Hardware

20 hits
Chair
Dead rising Chair.png
Location icon.png  See article See article
Cleaver
Dead rising Cleaver.png
Location icon.png  Jill's Sandwiches

Location icon.png Ripper’s Blades

Location icon.png In Cardboard Boxes

30 hits
Condiment
Dead-rising-condiment-ALL.gif
Location icon.png  Jill's Sandwiches

Location icon.png Seon’s Food and Stuff

Location icon.png Food Court

3 hits
Convertible
Dead rising Convertible.png
Location icon.png  Leisure Park at the parking lot entrance to the Maintenance Tunnels
Cooking Oil
Dead Rising cooking oil.png
Location icon.png  Jill's Sandwiches in Paradise Plaza


Location icon.png Seon’s Food and Stuff in North Plaza

5 hits

Delivery Truck to Gumball Machine[edit source]

Delivery Truck
Dead rising Delivery Truck.png
Location icon.png  Maintenance Tunnels underneath Seon's Food and Stuff and outside of the Meat Processing Area ??? Great
Dishes
Dead rising Dishes.png
Location icon.png  Chris' Fine Foods

Location icon.png Colombian Roastmasters in Al Fresca Plaza

Location icon.png Colombian Roastmasters in Paradise Plaza

Location icon.png Jill's Sandwiches

30 dishes
Dumbbell
Dead rising Dumbbell.png
Location icon.png  Flexin' 40 hits
Electric Guitar
Dead rising Electric Guitar.png
Location icon.png  TuneMakers in Paradise Plaza 40 hits
Excavator
Dead rising Excavator.png
Location icon.png  North Plaza on a catwalk

Location icon.png Crislip's Home Saloon

25 hits
Fence
Dead rising Fence.png
Location icon.png  Crislip's Home Saloon


Location icon.png Al Fresca Plaza Restaurants

60 hits
Fire Ax
Dead rising Fire Ax.png
Location icon.png  Crislip's Home Saloon 25 hits
Fire Extinguisher
Dead rising Fire Extinguisher.png
Location icon.png  Warehouse wall near the entrance to Paradise Plaza

Location icon.png Seon’s Food and Stuff produce section
Location icon.png Casual Gals
Location icon.png Wonderland Plaza just outside of Casual Gals

100%
Frying Pan
Dead rising Frying Pan.png
Location icon.png  Jill's Sandwiches

Location icon.png Colombian Roastmasters in Paradise Plaza

Location icon.png Colombian Roastmasters in Al Fresca Plaza

30 hits
Garbage Can
Dead rising Garbage Can.png
Location icon.png  Throughout the mall. 20 hits
Gems
Dead rising Gems.png
Location icon.png  Josh’s Jewels

Location icon.png Marriage Makers

10 gems
Golf Club
Dead rising Golf Club.png
Location icon.png  From survivor Jeff Meyer on the Rooftop at the very beginning of the game

Location icon.png SporTrance second floor

30 golf balls
Gumball Machine
Dead rising Gumball Machine.png
Location icon.png  Colby's Movieland

Location icon.png Playground in Wonderland Plaza

Handgun to Lipstick Prop[edit source]

Handgun
Dead rising Handgun.png
Location icon.png  From zombie police around the mall

Location icon.png Huntin' Shack

Location icon.png Garbage Cans around the mall

Location icon.png Held by Alyssa Laurent during the scoop Gun Shop Standoff

30 rounds
Handbag
Dead rising Handbag.png
Location icon.png  Lady About Town

Location icon.png Fanfare Fashion

Location icon.png Contemporary Purses

Location icon.png Gromin's in Entrance Plaza

Location icon.png J.F. Nichols in Entrance Plaza

Location icon.png Kathy's Boutique in Entrance Plaza

Location icon.png Ladies' Space in Entrance Plaza

Location icon.png Refined Class in Entrance Plaza

Location icon.png Brand New U

20 hits
Hanger
Dead rising Hanger.png
Location icon.png  Clothing shops 5 hits
HDTV
Dead rising HDTV.png
Location icon.png  Robsaka Digital in Entrance Plaza

Location icon.png Display window at the north end of Wonderland Plaza

?
Heavy Machine Gun
Dead rising Heavy Machinegun.png
Location icon.png  Convicts' Jeep in Leisure Park 200 rounds
Hedge Trimmer
Dead rising Hedge Trimmer.png
Location icon.png  Crislip's Home Saloon

Location icon.png McHandy's Hardware

Location icon.png Leisure Park lying beside some flowers

20 hits
Hockey Stick
Dead rising Hockey Stick.png
Location icon.png  ShootingStar Sporting Goods 30 hockey pucks
Hunk of Meat
Dead rising Hunk of Meat.png
Location icon.png  All around the mall 3 hits
Hunting Knife
Dead rising Hunting Knife.png
Location icon.png  Ripper’s Blades

Location icon.png Yellow-shirted zombies around the mall

Location icon.png Broken Garbage Cans

30 hits
Jeep
Dead rising Jeep.png
Location icon.png  Leisure Park
Katana Location icon.png  Ripper’s Blades

Location icon.png In Cardboard Boxes

Location icon.png Ned’s Knickknackery (Entrance Plaza)

Location icon.png On top of the orange ledge below Colombian Roastmasters in Paradise Plaza.

20 hits
King Salmon
Dead rising King Salmon.png
Location icon.png  Leisure Park swimming in the pond

Location icon.png Seon’s Food and Stuff seafood department

2 hits[4]
Laser Sword
Dead rising Laser Sword.png
Location icon.png  Unlocked by getting the 5 Day Survivor Achievement in Infinity Mode. Appears in the Security Room after Frank survives 5 days. 300 hits
Lawn Mower
Dead rising Lawn Mower.png
Location icon.png  Near the entrance to the Food Court in Leisure Park

Location icon.png Crislip's Home Saloon

75 hits
Lead Pipe
Dead rising Lead Pipe.png
Location icon.png  Warehouse floor

Location icon.png Crislip's Home Saloon

Location icon.png McHandy's Hardware

Location icon.png North Plaza several locations.

Location icon.png In Cardboard Boxes

Location icon.png Held by Todd Mendell near the beginning of the game

20 hits
Lipstick Prop
Dead rising Lipstick Prop.png
Location icon.png  Beautification Kiosk


Location icon.png Estelle's Fine-lady Cosmetics in Entrance Plaza

34 hits

Machete to Oil Bucket[edit source]

Machete
Dead rising Machete.png
Location icon.png  Beat psychopath Cliff Hudson in Crislip's Home Saloon 700
Machinegun
Dead rising Machinegun.png
Location icon.png  Special Forces around the mall.


Location icon.png Held by Brett Styles during the scoop Gun Shop Standoff

150 rounds
Mailbox
Dead rising Mailbox.png
Location icon.png  Crislip's Home Saloon 4 hits
Mailbox Post
Dead rising Mailbox Post.png
Location icon.png  Crislip's Home Saloon 25 hits
Mannequin
Dead rising Mannequin.png
Location icon.png  North Plaza empty stores

Location icon.png Warehouse

Location icon.png Colby's Movieland Cinema 1

Mannequin: 6 hits
Mannequin Arm
Dead rising Mannequin Arm.png
Location icon.png  North Plaza empty stores

Location icon.png Warehouse

Location icon.png Colby's Movieland Cinema 1

40 hits
Mannequin Leg
Dead rising Mannequin Leg.png
Location icon.png  North Plaza empty stores

Location icon.png Warehouse

Location icon.png Colby's Movieland Cinema 1

34 hits
Mannequin Torso
Dead rising Mannequin Torso.png
Location icon.png  North Plaza empty stores

Location icon.png Warehouse

Location icon.png Colby's Movieland Cinema 1

40 hits
Meat Cleaver
Dead rising Meat Cleaver.png
Location icon.png  Meat Processing Area

Location icon.png Maintenance Tunnels after defeating Larry Chiang

30 hits
Mega Buster
Dead rising Mega Buster.png
Location icon.png  Colby's Movieland Cinema Shop

Location icon.png In Cardboard Boxes

30 Balls
Molotov Cocktail
Dead rising Molotov Cocktail.png
Location icon.png  From Paul in the Security Room 1 hit
Motorcycle
Dead rising Motorcycle.png
Location icon.png  In the parking lot outside of the Maintenance Tunnels

Location icon.png Outside of Seon's Food and Stuff after defeating Isabela Keyes in Case 4-2: Girl Hunting

Nail Gun
Dead rising Nail Gun.png
Location icon.png  All around North Plaza

Location icon.png Crislip's Home Saloon

60 rounds
Nightstick
Dead rising Nightstick.png
Location icon.png  From police zombies around the mall 25 hits
Novelty Mask (Bear)
Dead rising Novelty Mask (Bear).png
Location icon.png  Ye Olde Toybox in Paradise Plaza 10 hits
Novelty Mask (Ghoul)
Dead rising Novelty Mask (Ghoul).png
Location icon.png  Children's Castle in Entrance Plaza 10 hits
Novelty Mask (Horse)
Dead rising Novelty Mask (Horse).png
Location icon.png  Ye Olde Toybox in Paradise Plaza 10 hits
Novelty Mask (Servbot)
Dead rising Novelty Mask (Servbot).png
Location icon.png  Child's Play in Paradise Plaza 10 hits
Oil Bucket
Dead rising Oil Bucket.png
Location icon.png  Crislip's Home Saloon

Location icon.png McHandy's Hardware

35 hits

Paint Can to Rock[edit source]

Paint Can
Dead rising Paint Can.png
Location icon.png  All around North Plaza

Location icon.png Warehouse

Location icon.png Crislip's Home Saloon

Location icon.png McHandy's Hardware

Location icon.png Colby's Movieland Cinema 5

30 hits
Painting
Dead rising Painting.png
Location icon.png  See article 4 hits
Parasol
Dead rising Parasol.png
Location icon.png  Entrance Plaza Near the escalators (x4)

Location icon.png Colombian Roastmasters in front of Al Fresca Plaza (x5)

Location icon.png Crislip's Home Saloon

Location icon.png Sports High in Entrance Plaza

40 hits
Perfume Prop
Dead rising Perfume Prop.png
Location icon.png  Beautification (x2)

Location icon.png Estelle's Fine-lady Cosmetics (x2)

Location icon.png Estelle's Fine-lady Cosmetics (x2)

34 hits
Pet Food
Dead rising Pet Food.png
Location icon.png  Seon’s Food and Stuff 30 hits
Pickaxe
Dead rising Pickaxe.png
Location icon.png  Sports High


Location icon.png Entrance Plaza grass area beside the escalators

30 hits
Pie
Dead rising Pie.png
Location icon.png  Colombian Roastmasters 2 hits
Plywood Panel
Dead rising Plywood Panel.png
Location icon.png  North Plaza Empty stores

Location icon.png Colby's Movieland Cinema 1

6
Potted Plant
Dead rising Potted Plant.png
Location icon.png  See article Large Fern: 24-28 hits
Propane Tank
Dead rising Propane Tank.png
Location icon.png  McHandy's Hardware

Location icon.png Warehouse On top of the shelves

Location icon.png Leisure Park Lying next to the shelter

Location icon.png Rooftop Lying to the left of the elevator

Location icon.png Colby's Movieland Cinema 5

Location icon.png Maintenance Tunnels Pushed by a zombie. Most can be found between the Leisure Park entrance and the Meat Processing Area.

20 hits (small)
Push Broom
Dead rising Push Broom.png
Location icon.png  Flexin'

Location icon.png Crislip's Home Saloon

Location icon.png Restrooms around the mall

Location icon.png Meat Processing Area

Location icon.png Colby's Movieland, Cinema 5

Location icon.png Seon’s Food and Stuff meat department

Location icon.png Seon’s Food and Stuff seafood department

4 hits
Push Broom Handle
Dead rising Push Broom Handle.png
Location icon.png  Same as push broom:

Location icon.png Restrooms around the mall

Location icon.png Meat Processing Area

Location icon.png Seon’s Food and Stuff meat department

Location icon.png Colby's Movieland Cinema 5

Location icon.png Seon’s Food and Stuff seafood department

Location icon.png Flexin'

20 hits
Pylon
Dead rising Pylon.png
Location icon.png  Colby's Movieland Cinema 3 (x5)

Location icon.png Crislip's Home Saloon (∞)

Location icon.png Around North Plaza

Location icon.png Entrance to the Maintenance Tunnels from the parking lot in Leisure Park (x4)

Location icon.png Maintenance Tunnel Warehouse where the maintenance tunnel key is found (∞)

1 time
Queen
Dead rising Queen.png
Location icon.png  Throughout the mall, on the back of the neck of certain zombies Great
Rat Saucer
Dead rising Rat Saucer.png
Location icon.png  Child's Play

Location icon.png Colby's Movieland Shop

5 hits
Rat Stick
Dead rising Rat Stick.png
Location icon.png  Colby's Movieland Shop 20 hits
Real Mega Buster
Dead rising Real Mega Buster.png
Location icon.png  Unlocked by getting the "Zombie Genocider" Achievement (kill 53,594 Zombies). Appears in the Security Room . 300 rounds
Rock
Dead rising Rock.png
Location icon.png  Leisure Park lying under the trees

Location icon.png Cave under the clock tower

50 hits

Sausage Rack to Sword[edit source]

Sausage Rack
Dead rising Sausage Rack.png
Location icon.png  Meat Processing Area 45 hits
Saw Blade
Dead rising Saw Blade.png
Location icon.png  Crislip's Home Saloon

Location icon.png In Cardboard Boxes

Location icon.png In Tool Boxes

60 hits
Shampoo
Dead rising Shampoo.png
Location icon.png  Seon’s Food and Stuff 3 hits
Shelf
Dead rising Shelf.png
Location icon.png  Meat Processing Area 40 hits
Shopping Cart
Dead rising Shopping Cart.png
Location icon.png  Crislip's Home Saloon

Location icon.png Pushed by zombies around the mall

45 hits
Shotgun
Dead rising Shotgun.png
Location icon.png  Huntin' Shack

Location icon.png Survivor Kindell during the scoop Dressed For Action

Location icon.png Survivor Jonathan during the scoop Gun Shop Standoff

Location icon.png At the beginning of the game, Brian's corpse near the fountain in Entrance Plaza

20 rounds
Shovel
Dead rising Shovel.png
Location icon.png  Crislip's Home Saloon

Location icon.png McHandy's Hardware

60 hits 2
Shower Head
Dead rising Shower Head.png
Location icon.png  Crislip's Home Saloon

Location icon.png In Cardboard Boxes, especially in the Warehouse

10 hits
Sickle
Dead rising Sickle.png
Location icon.png  Crislip's Home Saloon

Location icon.png McHandy's Hardware

Location icon.png Leisure Park next to bench

Location icon.png In Cardboard Boxes

30 hits
Sign
Dead rising Sign.png
Location icon.png  Shoekin’s

Location icon.png Entertainment Isle

Location icon.png Huntin' Shack

Location icon.png Rafael's Shoes

Location icon.png Kicks For Her

Location icon.png Robsaka Digital

Location icon.png Entrance Plaza

20 hits
Skateboard
Dead rising Skateboard.png
Location icon.png  SporTrance

Location icon.png ShootingStar Sporting Goods

3 hits
Skylight
Dead rising Skylight.png
Location icon.png  Crislip's Home Saloon 4 hits
Sledgehammer
Dead rising Sledgehammer.png
Location icon.png  Warehouse On top of tall shelves

Location icon.png McHandy's Hardware

Location icon.png Crislip's Home Saloon

Location icon.png Maintenance Tunnel: Go to the middle dead end tunnel and enter the Warehouse of the Maintenance Tunnel

30 hits
Small Chainsaw
Dead rising Small Chainsaw.png
Location icon.png  Wonderland Plaza, near the controls for the Space Rider after defeating Adam 80 hits Best
Smokestack
Dead rising Smokestack.png
Location icon.png  Crislip's Home Saloon 10 hits
Sniper Rifle
Dead rising Sniper Rifle.png
Location icon.png  Huntin' Shack in North Plaza

Location icon.png From Hall Family

30 rounds
Soccer Ball
Dead rising Soccer Ball.png
Location icon.png  Around Leisure Park

Location icon.png On the Rooftop

?
Steel Rack
Dead rising Steel Rack.png
Location icon.png  Rooftop

Location icon.png Warehouse

Location icon.png Colby's Movieland Cinema 1

25 hits
Stepladder
Dead rising Step Ladder.png
Location icon.png  Warehouse

Location icon.png Cultist's Hideout

Location icon.png Empty stores in North Plaza

Location icon.png Crislip's Home Saloon in North Plaza

20 hits
Stool
Dead rising Stool.png
Location icon.png  Jill's Sandwiches

Location icon.png Chris' Fine Foods

?
Store Display
Dead rising Store Display.png
Location icon.png  Huntin' Shack ?
Stuffed Bear
Dead rising Stuffed Bear.png
Location icon.png  Child's Play

Location icon.png Kid's Choice Clothing

Location icon.png On top of the blue awning above Josh’s Jewels in Paradise Plaza

Location icon.png Small Fry Duds

Location icon.png Scuffs and Scrapes

Location icon.png Gramma's Kids

Location icon.png Jamming Juvenile

Location icon.png Leisure Park

20 hits
Stun Gun
Dead rising Stun Gun.png
Location icon.png  Colby's Movieland Cinema 5

Location icon.png Psychopath Jo Slade

Location icon.png In Cardboard Boxes, especially in the Warehouse

100% battery
Sub-machine Gun Location icon.png  See article 100 bullets
Sword
Dead rising Sword.png
Location icon.png  Ripper’s Blades (∞)

Location icon.png Cultist's Hideout

20 hits

Toolbox to Wine Cask[edit source]

Toolbox
Dead rising Toolbox.png
Location icon.png  Warehouse

Location icon.png McHandy's Hardware

Location icon.png Crislip's Home Saloon

Location icon.png Leisure Park at the corner in the parking lot

20 hits
Toy Cube
Dead rising Toy Cube.png
Location icon.png  Wonderland Plaza children’s playground 25 hits
Toy Laser Sword
Dead rising Toy Laser Sword.png
Location icon.png  Children's Castle

Location icon.png Child's Play

Location icon.png Ye Olde Toybox

50 hits
TV
Dead rising TV.png
Location icon.png  Warehouse (3) near the shelf and boxes
Vase
Dead rising Vase.png
Location icon.png  Ned’s Knickknackery (x3)


Location icon.png The Sinister Read

1 hit
Water Gun
Dead rising Water Gun.png
Location icon.png  Child's Play (x2)

Location icon.png In Cardboard Boxes

30 shots
Weapon Cart
Dead rising Weapon Cart.png
Location icon.png  Seon’s Food and Stuff after defeating Steven ?
White Sedan
Dead rising White Sedan.png
Location icon.png  Maintenance Tunnel
Wine Cask
Dead rising Wine Cask.png
Location icon.png  Warehouse on top of the tall shelves

Location icon.png Seon’s Food and Stuff The King of Wine section

Location icon.png Food Court on either side of the U-Shaped court

1 hit
  1. Off, Greg (August 7, 2006). Dead Rising Official Strategy Guide. BradyGames. , p. 114
  2. Off, Greg (August 7, 2006). Dead Rising Official Strategy Guide. BradyGames. , p. 36
  3. Off, Greg (December 6, 2016). Dead Rising 4. BradyGames. , p. 62
  4. a b Confirmed in game play

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Weapon strength[edit | edit source]

{{#live: v · d · e Zombie have distinctly different levels of endurance (how much damage a zombie can take before it is killed). Once the endurance of zombies is known, weapons can be tested to see how strong the weapon is. The strength range table below categorizes weapon strength, for example:

  • the Lead Pipe kills a thin man zombie and fat man zombie with one hit.
  • the Hunting Knife kills a thin man with one hit, but kills the fat man only with two hits, therefore it is weaker than the lead pipe, and falls between the thin man and fat man range, or "1 hit to kill thin man", a 5 on the scale.

Weapon strength is based upon Frank at level one during the daytime. See Zombie endurance for the differences between the time of day and Frank's level.

Note: Eventually this table will be integrated into all weapons pages and the table above. This table is sortable, click the squares with the triangles inside.

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Weapon Strength
class="unsortable" Weapon Strength Description
Dead rising 2 x 4.png 2" x 4" 7 1 hit to kill fat man
Dead rising Acoustic Guitar.png Acoustic Guitar 6 1 hit to kill thin man
Dead rising Baking Ingredients.png Baking Ingredients 4 2 hits to kill thin woman
Dead rising Barbell.png Barbell
Dead rising Baseball Bat.png Baseball Bat 6 1 hit to kill thin man
Dead rising Bass Guitar.png Bass Guitar 6 1 hit to kill thin man
Dead rising Battle Axe.png Battle Axe
Dead rising Bench.png Bench
Dead rising Bicycle.png Bicycle
Dead rising Boomerang.png Boomerang 4 2 hits to kill thin woman
Dead rising Bowling Ball.png Bowling Ball 4 2 hits to kill thin woman
Dead rising Bucket.png Bucket N/A N/A
Dead rising Cactus.png Cactus
Dead rising Can Drinks.png Can Drinks 5 1 hit to kill thin woman
Dead rising Canned Food.png Canned Food 4 2 hits to kill thin woman
Dead rising Canned Sauce.png Canned Sauce 4 2 hits to kill thin woman
Dead rising Cardboard Box.png Cardboard Box 3 3 hits to kill thin woman
Dead rising Cash Register.png Cash Register 4 2 hits to kill thin woman
Dead rising CDs.png CDs 2 8 hits to kill thin woman
Dead rising Ceremonial Sword.png Ceremonial Sword
Dead rising Chainsaw.png Chainsaw
Dead rising Chair.png Chair
Dead rising Chair (White).png Chair (white) 3 3 hits to kill thin woman
Dead rising Cleaver.png Cleaver 7 1 hit to kill fat man
Dead rising Condiment.png Condiment N/A N/A
Dead rising Convertible.png Convertible
Dead rising Cooking Oil.png Cooking Oil 4 2 hits to kill thin woman
Dead rising Delivery Truck.png Delivery Truck
Dead rising Dishes.png Dishes 3 4 hits to kill thin woman
Dead rising Dumbbell.png Dumbbell
Dead rising Electric Guitar.png Electric Guitar 6 1 hit to kill thin man
Dead rising Excavator.png Excavator
Dead rising Fence.png Fence 4 2 hits to kill thin woman
Dead rising Fire Ax.png Fire Ax
Dead rising Fire Extinguisher.png Fire Extinguisher 0 Never kills a zombie
Dead rising Frying Pan.png Frying Pan (heated) 6 1 hit to kill thin man
Dead rising Frying Pan.png Frying Pan (unheated) 4 2 hits to kill thin woman
Dead rising Garbage Can.png Garbage Can 6 1 hit to kill thin man
Dead rising Gems.png Gems 1 16 hits to kill thin woman
Dead rising Golf Club.png Golf Club
Dead rising Gumball Machine.png Gumball Machine
Dead rising Handgun.png Handgun (in body) 4 2 hits to kill thin woman
Dead rising Handbag.png Handbag 4 2 hits to kill thin woman
Dead rising Hanger.png Hanger N/A N/A
Dead rising HDTV.png HDTV 6 1 hit to kill thin man
Dead rising Heavy Machinegun.png Heavy Machine Gun
Dead rising Hedge Trimmer.png Hedge Trimmer 9 1 hit to kill cop
Dead rising Hockey Stick.png Hockey Stick
Dead rising Hunk of Meat.png Hunk of Meat N/A N/A
Dead rising Hunting Knife.png Hunting Knife 6 1 hit to kill thin man
Dead rising Jeep.png Jeep
20px Katana 9 1 hit to kill cop
Dead rising King Salmon.png King Salmon
Laser Sword
Dead rising Lawn Mower.png Lawn Mower
Dead rising Lead Pipe.png Lead Pipe 7 1 hit to kill fat man
Dead rising Lipstick Prop.png Lipstick Prop
Dead rising Machete.png Machete
Dead rising Machinegun.png Machinegun
Dead rising Mailbox.png Mailbox
Dead rising Mailbox Post.png Mailbox Post 6 1 hit to kill thin man
Dead rising Mannequin.png Mannequin
Dead rising Mannequin Arm.png Mannequin Arm
Dead rising Mannequin Leg.png Mannequin Leg
Dead rising Mannequin Torso.png Mannequin Torso
Dead rising Meat Cleaver.png Meat Cleaver
Dead rising Mega Buster.png Mega Buster 3 4 hits to kill thin woman[1]
Dead rising Molotov Cocktail.png Molotov Cocktail
Dead rising Motorcycle.png Motorcycle
Dead rising Nail Gun.png Nailgun
Dead rising Nightstick.png Nightstick 4 2 hits to kill thin woman
Dead rising Novelty Mask (Bear).png Novelty Mask (Bear) N/A N/A
Dead rising Novelty Mask (Ghoul).png Novelty Mask (Ghoul) N/A N/A
Dead rising Novelty Mask (Horse).png Novelty Mask (Horse) N/A N/A
Dead rising Novelty Mask (Servbot).png Novelty Mask (Servbot) N/A N/A
Dead rising Oil Bucket.png Oil Bucket
Dead rising Paint Can.png Paint Can 4 2 hits to kill thin woman
Dead rising Painting.png Painting N/A N/A
Dead rising Parasol.png Parasol
Dead rising Perfume Prop.png Perfume Prop
Dead rising Pet Food.png Pet Food 4 2 hits to kill thin woman
Dead rising Pickaxe.png Pickaxe
Dead rising Pie.png Pie N/A N/A
Dead rising Plywood Panel.png Plywood Panel
Dead rising Potted Plant 6.png Potted Plant Bamboo plant
Dead rising Potted Plant 3.png Potted Plant tall bushy 4 2 hits to kill thin woman
Dead rising Potted Plant 5.png Potted Plant small fern 9 1 hit to kill cop
Dead rising Propane Tank.png Propane Tank
Dead rising Push Broom.png Push Broom
Dead rising Push Broom Handle.png Push Broom Handle
Dead rising Pylon.png Pylon N/A N/A
Dead rising Queen.png Queen N/A Kills all zombies
Dead rising Rat Saucer.png Rat Saucer 0 Never kills a zombie[2]
Dead rising Rat Stick.png Rat Stick 2 8 hits to kill thin woman[3]
Dead rising Real Mega Buster.png Real Mega Buster
Dead rising Rock.png Rock
Dead rising Sausage Rack.png Sausage Rack
Dead rising Saw Blade.png Saw Blade
Dead rising Shampoo.png Shampoo N/A N/A
Dead rising Shelf.png Shelf
Dead rising Shopping Cart.png Shopping Cart 6 1 hit to kill thin man
Dead rising Shotgun.png Shotgun
Dead rising Shovel.png Shovel 2 8 hits to kill thin woman
Dead rising Shower Head.png Shower Head
Dead rising Sickle.png Sickle
Dead rising Sign.png Sign 4 2 hits to kill thin woman
Dead rising Skateboard.png Skateboard 6 1 hit to kill thin man
Dead rising Skylight.png Skylight N/A N/A
Dead rising Sledgehammer.png Sledgehammer
Dead rising Small Chainsaw.png Small Chainsaw
Dead rising Smokestack.png Smokestack N/A N/A
Dead rising Sniper Rifle.png Sniper Rifle
Dead rising Soccer Ball.png Soccer Ball 6 1 hit to kill thin man
Dead rising Steel Rack.png Steel Rack
Dead rising Step Ladder.png Step Ladder 4 2 hits to kill thin woman
Dead rising Stool.png Stool
Dead rising Store Display.png Store Display
Dead rising Stuffed Bear.png Stuffed Bear 2 8 hits to kill thin woman
Dead rising Stun Gun.png Stun Gun
20px Sub-machine Gun
Dead rising Sword.png Sword
Dead rising Toolbox.png Toolbox 7 1 hit to kill fat man
Dead rising Toy Cube.png Toy Cube
Dead rising Toy Laser Sword.png Toy Laser Sword 2 8 hits to kill thin woman[4]
Dead rising TV.png TV
Dead rising Vase.png Vase
Dead rising Water Gun.png Water Gun 0 Never kills a zombie[5]
Dead rising Weapon Cart.png Weapon Cart
Dead rising White Sedan.png White Sedan
Dead rising Wine Cask.png Wine Cask
Strength range key
0 Never kills a zombie
1 9-16 hits to kill thin woman
2 5-8 hits to kill thin woman
3 3-7 hits to kill thin woman
4 2 hits to kill thin woman
5 1 hit to kill thin woman
6 1 hit to kill thin man
7 1 hit to kill fat man
8 1 hit to kill Hawaiian hunting knife
9 1 hit to kill cop
10 1 hit to kill cultist[6]
11 1 hit to kill special forces
  1. Pushes the zombie back, but with no blood
  2. Simply pushes zombie back
  3. Pushes the zombie back with spurting blood
  4. Pushes the zombie back, but with no blood
  5. Simply pushes zombie back
  6. Cultists will either die with one hit, or stay alive just long enough commit suicide by blowing themselves up. This was observed with both the paradise plaza orange potted plant and the Bench.
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Weapons which make zombies slip and fall[edit | edit source]

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The following weapons make zombies slip and fall if thrown (Hold Right trigger and press X button):

Zombies slip multiple times
Dead rising Cooking Oil.png Cooking Oil Dead rising Oil Bucket.png Oil Bucket
Dead rising Gems.png Gems Dead rising Perfume Prop.png Perfume Prop
Works only once
Dead rising Gumball Machine.png Gumball Machine
Dead rising Pet Food.png Pet Food

Frank and survivors do not slip.


Weapons which incapacitate but do not kill zombies[edit | edit source]

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The following Dead Rising Weapons incapacitate but do not kill zombies:

1. Dead rising Bucket.png Bucket
2. Dead rising Hanger.png Hanger
3. Dead rising Hunk of Meat.png Hunk of Meat
4. Dead rising Novelty Mask (Bear).png Novelty Mask (Bear)
5. Dead rising Novelty Mask (Ghoul).png Novelty Mask (Ghoul)
6. Dead rising Novelty Mask (Horse).png Novelty Mask (Horse)
7. Dead rising Novelty Mask (Servbot).png Novelty Mask (Servbot)
8. Dead rising Painting.png Painting
9. Dead rising Pie.png Pie
10. Dead rising Pylon.png Pylon (traffic cone)
11. Dead rising Skylight.png Skylight
12. Dead rising Shampoo.png Shampoo
13. Dead rising Smokestack.png Smokestack

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Hitting objects has no effect on the endurance of weapons. Frank can theoretically hit an object endlessly and the weapon will never break.


Servbot Head in Paradise Plaza's Child's Play.


Official guide list of weapons[edit | edit source]

See also Cabbage, explaining the guides confusing organization further.

Official guide weapon list

Official guide weapon list

The Official guide lists 141 weapons, which include:

  • the Mannequin, (both male and female separately) as 12 weapons, with the right and left arm and legs each as an individual weapon.
  • each five paintings as an individual weapon
  • 6 types potted plants as six individual weapons
  • the small and large propane tanks each as a different weapon
  • 2 signs as individuals weapons
  • 3 store displays, in North Plaza as individual weapons
  • only counts one chair (weapon #20)
  • does not include the vehicles or the bicycle as a weapon, but includes the 2 carts, skateboard and lawn mower in the list

The Official guide confusingly misnames three weapons:

  1. Meat Cleaver incorrectly named a "Chinese Cleaver"
  2. Machete incorrectly named a "Combat Knife"
  3. Hunting Knife incorrectly named simply "Knife"

Gallery[edit | edit source]


References[edit | edit source]

  1. West, Matthew.[http:// www.gamefaqs.com/xbox360/928326-dead-rising/faqs/44394 Dead Rising - Infinite Mode Strategy Guide], GameFAQs, (December 20, 2006).

External links[edit | edit source]


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