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The Sword is a weapon in Dead Rising.

It is an antique blade originally sold as a decorative display, but has since become an effective weapon in the zombie outbreak. Its durability can be increased with the Criminal Biography book. 


  • Primary: Tap the X button button to slash forward with the sword. This attack is capable of bisecting zombies.
  • Jump: Tap the A button button to jump and then tap the X button button while mid-air to swing the sword in a vertical slash. This attack is capable of bisecting zombies.
  • Thrown: Hold down the Right trigger trigger to go into aim mode and press the X button button to throw the sword.


  • Throwing the sword usually results in one arm or leg of the zombie being cut off, and the zombie dying. If thrown at close range the zombie is usually decapitated.
  • The sword is used in Infinity Mode by Tad Hawthorne, and Sophie Richards.
  • When the sword is selected as the current weapon, Frank West will be unable to perform the Jump Kick as the command will cause him to perform the sword's secondary attack instead.