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The magician sword is a weapon in Dead Rising 2 and Dead Rising 2: Off the Record.

It is dropped by Roger Withers after defeating him and Reed Wallbeck in the mission World's Most Dangerous Trick.

Unlike most other sword-like weapons, there is no special slash attack when the player jumps and attacks in mid-air.


  • Main: Tap X button/Square button for a fast swing attack with the sword. Chuck will either:
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  • Swing parallel along his waist, from right to left.

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  • Swing from his right shoulder down left towards his waist.

  • Combo: Tap X button/Square button again to perform a follow-up swing with the sword. Chuck will either:
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  • Swing the sword shoulder-high from his left to the right.

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  • Swing the sword downwards from his left to the right.


  • If the player is wearing the Ninja Suit, there is an added jump attack in which the player performs a horizontal slash in mid-air.
  • The sword is a scimitar, commonly used in old-style magician tricks as a reference to the middle-eastern origins of magic.
  • This weapon is one of 7 weapons in which a player cannot have more than one. If a player is carrying this weapon, the weapon will not respawn anywhere, prohibiting the player from carrying another one. These weapons are: Magician Sword, Shopping Valuables, Giant Pink Chainsaw, Rocket Launcher (from World's Most Dangerous Trick), Six Shooter, and the LMG. All magazines also have this restriction.[1]



  1. This is because this weapon has the line UniqueItem = "true" in items.txt.