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Shovel (Dead Rising)
Dead rising Shovel
Type Melee
Damage 25 (Primary)
250 (Secondary & Thrown)
Uses 60 hits
Location McHandy's Hardware
Crislip's Home Saloon
Dead Rising
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The Shovel is a weapon in Dead Rising.

It is an earth-digging spade, like those used in gardening and landscaping. It is an extremely weak weapon and should be avoided. It has the same strength as toys, such as the Stuffed Bear, Rat Stick, Toy Laser Sword, and Mega Buster.

This weapon's durability is increased with the Engineering book.


  • Primary: Tap 360 X button to perform a horizontal swing that rarely kills a zombie in a single hit.
  • Secondary: Hold 360 X button to perform a downward thrust with the shovel blade, as if digging. If performed over a prone zombie, this attack will sever a zombie's head from its torso, killing it.
  • Thrown: Hold down the Righttrigger trigger to go into aim mode then press the 360 X button button to throw the shovel.

Using the two attacks in a combo is advised when using this weapon, first knock the enemy down with the primary attack, then while they are on the ground use the secondary to defeat them.


  • Frank is shown with a shovel on the back cover of the Xbox 360 game case.


Dead rising Shovel

Dead rising Shovel

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