Survivor Items and Skills Useful to Zombies

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See also Zombie Skills Usable by Survivors

Certain Items and Survivor Skills are usable by and useful for Zombies.

Items

Items are found by searching, which can only be performed as a Survivor, and every character has an inventory with which to carry items. No item except for certain melee weapons can be used directly by zombies, but some have a use despite this.

Assorted/Misc Items

  • Beer - No effect
  • Book - No effect
  • Crucifix - No effect
  • Newspaper - No effect
  • Poetry Book - No effect
  • Spray Can - No effect
  • Wine - No effect
  • Wirecutters - No effect

Melee Weapons

  • Crowbar - Usable - (5%, 2 dam) - Inferior to claws even on barricades, since the Hand-toHand Combat bonus is lost.
  • Baseball Bat - Usable - (10%, 2 dam) - Worse for attacking than standard zombie attacks
  • Length of Pipe - Usable - (10%, 2 dam) - Worse for attacking than standard zombie attacks
  • Knife - No effect
  • Fire Axe - No effect
  • Cricket Bat - Usable - (10%, 3 dam) - Same for attacking as unlevelled headbutt attacks
  • Fencing Foil - Usable - (10%, 2 dam) - Worse for attacking than standard zombie attacks
  • Golf Club - Usable - (10%, 2 dam) - Worse for attacking than standard zombie attacks
  • Hockey Stick - Usable - (10%, 3 dam) - Same for attacking as unlevelled headbutt attacks
  • Pool Cue - Usable - (25%, 2 dam) - Same for attacking as unlevelled claw attacks - may break when used
  • Ski Pole - Usable - (10%, 2 dam) - Worse for attacking than standard zombie attacks
  • Tennis Racket - Usable - (10%, 2 dam) - Worse for attacking than standard zombie attacks

Firearms

  • Pistol - No effect
  • Shotgun - No effect
  • Flare Gun - No effect
  • Pistol Clip - No effect
  • Shotgun Shell - No effect

Useful Items

  • Binoculars - No effect
  • DNA Extractor - No effect
  • First Aid Kit - Not usable by zombies, but usable on zombies.
  • Flak Jacket - Usable - Reduces damage received from firearms attacks by 20%, but it doesn't stack with Flesh Rot
  • Flare Gun - No effect
  • Fuel Can - No effect
  • GPS Unit - No effect - Doesn't display co-ordinates while dead
  • Mobile Phone - Usable - When a zombie if a message is received your phone will beep but you won't be told who you received it from - You can't use it to send or receive messages either
  • NecroTech Revivification Syringe - No effect
  • Portable Generator - No effect
  • Radio - Usable - Radio broadcasts of the tuned frequency are received - They can't be tuned though
  • Radio Transmitter - No effect

Decorative Items

  • Museum Pieces - No effect
  • Christmas Lights - No effect
  • Dead Fir Tree - No effect
  • Plastic Christmas Tree - No effect

Skills

Aside from the obvious Zombie Skills, certain skills can be used by zombies. These survivor skills can be bought in the usual way, but only when alive.

Skill Usable? Comments
Shopping No effect Searching can't be performed by a zombie anyway.
Bargain Hunting No effect Searching can't be performed by a zombie anyway.
Body Building Usable Adds 10 to maximum HP, but it doesn't stack with Flesh Rot.
Tagging No effect Spray Cans can't be used by a zombie anyway.
Construction No effect
Radio Operation No effect Radios can't be used by a zombie anyway
Basic Firearms Training No effect Firearms can't be used by a zombie anyway.
Pistol Training No effect Pistols can't be used by a zombie anyway.
Advanced Pistol Training No effect Pistols can't be used by a zombie anyway.
Shotgun Training No effect Shotguns can't be used by a zombie anyway.
Advanced Shotgun Training No effect Shotguns can't be used by a zombie anyway.
Hand To Hand Combat No effect
Knife Combat No effect Knives can't be used by a zombie anyway.
Axe Proficiency No effect Axes can't be used by a zombie anyway.
Free Running Usable Eases suicides
NecroTech Employment Usable Allows NecroTech buildings can be identified from the street - DNA Extractors still can't be used though.
Lab Experience No effect
NecroNet Access No effect
First Aid No effect First Aid Kits can't be used by a zombie anyway
Surgery No effect First Aid Kits can't be used by a zombie anyway
Diagnosis Usable Allows HP of survivors in the same block to be displayed - Redundant if the Scent Blood skill is purchased, although it costs less XP for a Zombie (75, 100 or 150 XP depending on class, compared to 200 XP for Scent Fear and Scent Blood)
Headshot No effect
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