Drill Bucket
Dead rising Drill Bucket
Type Other
How to Make Bucket + Power Drill
Uses 10
Strength Great
PP 250 (Primary)
500 (with Combo Card)
Fits in Inventory Yes
"D.I.Y. dental work at its finest!"
—Combo Card Description

The Drill Bucket is a combo weapon in Dead Rising 2, Dead Rising 2: Case Zero, Dead Rising 2: Case West, and Dead Rising 2: Off the Record, made by combining a bucket with a power drill.

It is placed on a zombie's head, which activates the drills and drills through the zombie's skull and brain.

This combo weapon has been described as:

"It's a metal bucket with a few drills taped to the outside, pointing in. Slam it on a zombie's head and the drills will make short work of its melon. Yay!"[1]

Attacks and Combo CardEdit

Case West weapon component locationsEdit

Case West locations of weapons needed to make the Drill Bucket.[2]

ComponentLocationSpecific location and instructionsPicture
Dead rising Bucket (Dead Rising 2)
Storage Bay From the Loading Bay, walk up the big ramp and turn left as soon as you enter the Storage Bay. The Bucket is on the ground a few feet away from the drivable cart.
Case west bucket ocation for drill bucket
Power Drill
Dead rising Power Drill
Loading Bay In the Loading Bay on the ground, in front of the 3 little shelves against the wall opposite of the Maintenance Room.
Case west drill location for drill bucket


  • The Drill Bucket can be used ten times; however, it breaks before it can complete the animation, rendering the tenth attack useless.
  • One of the events in Terror is Reality involves a non-improvised version of the drill bucket.
  • The Drill Bucket can only be used on zombies.

Weapon Animations
Animation name Animation shared with
  1. Bucket
  2. Drill Bucket
  3. Roaring Thunder
  4. Handle Bar
  5. Ball topper
  1. Engine
  2. Bike Forks
  3. Bucket
  4. Tire
  5. Drill Bucket
  6. Roaring Thunder
  7. Handle Bar
  8. Wheel
  1. Fountain Lizard
  2. Goblin Mask
  3. Lizard Mask
  4. Servbot Mask
  5. Zombie Mask
  6. Bucket
  7. Drill Bucket



  1. Frushtick, Russ. 'Dead Rising 2' Combo Weapons Guide - Duct Tape Is Your Friend, MTV. (August 31, 2010).
  2. Andrew Crews, Dead Rising 2: Case West Weapon Combo Guide, Xblafans, (December 28, 2010).
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