Innate Skills

Innate skills are unique to every single Slayer. They usually designate their playstyle or highlight their specialized skills.

NameSlayerDescriptionImage
Divide and ConquerAmyAmy gets a minor DAMAGE boost when she attacks isolated zombies.
Relief PitcherAmyAmy regains STAMINA when hitting a zombie with a weapon throw.
BackstabBrunoBruno gets a moderate DAMAGE boost when attacking zombies from behind.
Rapid ReprisalBrunoBoosts Bruno’s AGILITY and HEAVY ATTACK CHARGES when he avoids attacks with a BLOCK or DODGE.
Dig DeepCarlaCarla gets a moderate TOUGHNESS boost while her health is critical.
Mosh PitCarlaCarla gets a minor DAMAGE boost when close to multiple zombies.
BloodlustDaniDani regains HEALTH when slaying multiple zombies in quick succession.
ThunderstruckDaniDani’s HEAVY ATTACKS trigger a FORCEFUL explosion on impact.
Critical GainsJacobJacob’s CRITICAL HITS when stamina is low get a moderate CRITICAL DAMAGE boost and regain STAMINA.
FeralJabobJacob gets a stackable minor DAMAGE boost when attacking in quick succession.
RetaliationRyanRyan gets a moderate FORCE boost when using BLOCK or DODGE to avoid an attack.
SeesawRyanRyan regains HEALTH each time he knocks down a zombie.

Ability Skills

Ability cards grant the slayer additional movement or attack options. By applying these skill cards, the slayer can do things like block incoming attacks or dodge them. Unlike other Skill categories, Ability Skills have five different skill slots: Defense Skill, Jump Kick Skill, Special Attack Skill, Fury Skill, and Fury Special Attack Skill. Ability Skills can only be equipped in the slot with the associated ability skill category. Several Ability Skills also grant powers similar to Apex Variants when in Fury Mode.

NameSlotLocationDescriptionImage
BlockDefense SkillObtained in the main quest Desperately Seeking Emma in Bel-AirHold the Alt to defend against incoming attacks. Well-timed blocks regain your STAMINA and STUN zombies, leaving them open to a devastating COUNTER attack.
DodgeDefense SkillLevel 9Press Alt with a direction to evade incoming attacks. Well-timed doges regain you STAMINA and STUN zombies, leaving them open to a devasting COUNTER attack.
Drop KickJump Kick SkillObtained in the main quest Bel-Air Brawl in Bel-AirPress E while in the air to perform a FORCEFUL jump-kick attack that can send regular zombies flying.
Flying KickJump Kick SkillLevel 7Press E while in the air to perform a POWERFUL jump kick attack.
War CrySpecial Attack SkillObtained in the main quest Room Service for Major Booker in Halperin HotelPress V to let out a fierce yell that boosts TOUGHNESS for you and nearby squad members. It also WEAKENS nearby zombies.
Ground PoundSpecial Attack SkillLevel 13Press V to drive a FORCEFUL blow into the ground that drains the STABILITY of nearby zombies.
Dash StrikeSpecial Attack SkillLevel 17Take the fight to them! Press V to dash forward and strike zombies, leaving them WEAKENED.
Blood RushFury SkillGet that blood pumping! Slay zombies and perform COUNTER attacks to build FURY.
Surgical FocusFury SkillFinish The Final Gauntlet in Ocean AvenueAUTOPHAGE skill. MAIM zombies to build FURY. But don’t lose focus — taking damage will drain FURY.
Street BrawlerFury SkillFinish It Came from Monarch Studios in Monarch StudiosAUTOPHAGE skill. Damage zombies with melee attacks or weapon throws to build FURY. But stick with it — your FURY METER will slowly drain unless it’s full.
Served ColdFury SkillFinish Coast Guardian in Venice BeachYour revenge will be sweet! BLOCK attacks or take damage from zombies to build FURY.
Overhead SmashFury Special Attack SkillObtained during The Final Gauntlet in Venice BeachSlayer smash! Press Q in FURY MODE to let loose and unleash a POWERFUL ground smash.
ScreamFury Special Attack SkillFree your inner scream queen! Press Q in FURY MODE to emit a piercing wail that WEAKENS nearby zombies.
Spitting CobraFury Special Attack SkillFinish Broadwalking DeadCan’t keep it down? Hold Q in FURY MODE to vomit CAUSTIC bile on unsuspecting zombies.

Survivor Skills

Survivor skill cards focus on increasing the health or healing of the slayers. Their main focus is to keep the slayer alive and help them get through. Several Survivor Skills are exclusive to specific Slayers. Several Survivor Skills require an Ability Skill to be equipped in order to be used.

NameLocationDescriptionImage
BlockbusterLevel 5Shut ’em down! A well-timed BLOCK triggers a FORCEFUL explosion that drains the STABILITY of nearby zombies.
Bob and Weave(Amy & Bruno only) DODGE attacks in succession for a stacking buff to AGILITY and ATTACK SPEED.
Flare-UpLevel 27AUTOPHAGE skill. Turn up the heat! GROUND POUND attacks IGNITE zombies, but they also drain your HEALTH.
Greased PigLevel 26Automatically break free whenever a zombie grabs you.
Hot-FootedFinish Plumbing the Depths in Ocean AvenueAUTOPHAGE skill. Channel your inner pyro! DROP KICK attacks IGNITE zombies, but they also drain your HEALTH.
InvigoratingFound in Emma Jaunt’s bedroom in Bel-AirLaugh in the face of death! COUNTER attack zombies to regain extra HEALTH — even more than usual!
Lightning StrikeFound on a shelf in the garage office leading to the secret lab in the main quest The Search for Truth in Ocean AvenueAUTOPHAGE skill. Shock ’em to their core! DASH STRIKE attacks ELECTRIFY zombies, but they also drain your HEALTH.
Pain MagazineLevel 28Throw a whole bunch more Curveballs! A well-timed Block or DODGE triggers a RECHARGE boost for your active CURVEBALL item.
Pain TresholdLevel 22That all you got?! BLOCK or DODGE an attack for a minor boost to DAMAGE.
Personal SpacePre-order BonusMake a lasting impression – with your boot! KICK and JUMP KICK attacks get a moderate boost to DAMAGE and FORCE.
QuakeLevel 16Be the earthquake you want to see in the world! Your GROUND POUND attacks get a major boost to FORCE that can send regular zombies flying.
Rallying CryLevel 8Get into primal scream therapy! Your WAR CRY regains HEALTH and removes harmful STATUS EFFECTS from you and nearby squad members.
RavenousRare drop from ButchersUnleash endless rage! In FURY MODE, slay zombies to replenish your FURY and stay enraged longer.
Safe SpaceLevel 4Clear!! Using a MED KIT triggers a FORCEFULL explosion that drains the STABILITY of nearby zombies.
Safety FirstUp your defensive game! A well-timed BLOCK or DODGE regains HEALTH.
Serial Killer(Dani & Jacob only) Indulge in a vicious cycle of death! Slay a zombie for a minor boost to DAMAGE.
Shin ShrapnelGo for the knees! SLIDE attacks get a major boost to DAMAGE and can send regular zombies flying.
Short FuseFinish Boz Makes a Bang in Monarch StudiosForget counting to ten! Unlease FURY MODE anytime once your FURY METER is more than half full.
Steadfast(Carla & Ryan only) BLOCK multiple attacks in succession to gain a stacking BOOST to TOUGHNESS and FORCE.
Thick-SkinnedOn the table on the balcony in the LA24 building that is accessible at Scooped! mission in Ocean AvenueAUTOPHAGE skill. Toughen up with a moderate boost to TOUGHNESS against physical attacks, but minor reduced RESILIENCE against FIRE, SHOCK, and CAUSTIC damage.
VivisuctionLevel 19Fitness comes first! DASH STRIKE zombies to regain HEALTH.
WarheadLevel 12(Carla & Ryan only) DROP KICK causes an explosion that drains the STAMINA of nearby zombies.
Wrecking BallFinish #Clickbait in Bel-AirShatter their defenses! FLYING KICK attacks WEAKEN zombies.

Slayer Skills

Slayer Skills are focused on killing the zombies easier by increasing the damage, Fury Mode duration, etc. They also impart bonuses to status effects for certain actions. Several Slayer Skills are exclusive to specific slayers.

NameLocationDescriptionImage
BreakdancerStay on your toes! SLIDE attack a zombie for a moderate boost to AGILITY and ATTACK SPEED.
CarnageFound in the server room of the Skope OSK shop during the main quest The Search for TruthAUTOPHAGE skill. Rip ’em to shreds! In FURY MODE, your attacks get a major boost to DAMAGE and FORCE, but they also drain extra FURY.
Caustic BlightAUTOPHAGE skill. Toxic relationship alert! In FURY MODE, your melee attacks MELT zombies, but they also drain extra FURY.
Clear SightlinesFound on a table outside of Studio 7 in Monarch StudiosHit ’em while they’re down! Kock down a zombie for a moderate boost to the DAMAGE of your ranged weapons, weapon throws, and Curveballs.
Corpse BombRare drop from BurstersPop goes the zombie! In FURY MODE, slain zombies erupt into powerful EXPLOSIONS.
Cull The WeakFinish ’em off! Attacks to zombies with low health get a minor boost to DAMAGE.
DeadeyeLevel 11Quickfire! Hit a zombie with a CURVEBALL item to trigger a RECHARGE boost that can stack multiple times.
Far From DoneFinish the main quest The Chosen One in Bel-Air(Carla & Ryan only) Blocking or taking damage gives a DAMAGE BOOST. This can stack multiple times.
Group Therapy(Dani & Jacob only) Work through your anger! Slay zombies in quick succession to regain STAMINA.
Hack and Dash(Dani & Jaboc only) Their loss is your gain! MAIM a zombie for a boost to your ATTACK SPEED.
Hammer FistLevel 29Make a lasting impression — with your fist! DASH STRIKE gets a major boost to FORCE that can send regular zombies flying.
Heavy HitterInside the Disaster Relief Crate inside the photo booth in Santa Monica on the Pier.AUTOPHAGE skill. Pack a punch! HEAVY ATTACKS get a major boost to DAMAGE, but they also drain your HEALTH.
Hunting SeasonLevel 18“Go long”! Hit a zombie with a ranged weapon or weapon throw for a moderate boost to the DAMAGE of your melee weapons.
Janus RageFound inside a train in Metro. The train is at just before the safe zone, next to another train.Balance in all things! When your FURY METER is full, get a moderate boost to TOUGHNESS. When it isn’t full, get a minor boost to DAMAGE.
JuggernautRare drop from CrushersLeave a path of destruction! OVERHEADSMASH attacks get a major boost to DAMAGE and FORCE, and also build FURY.
No MercyLevel 25Don’t let up! Attacks to zombies suffering a harmful STATUS EFFECT get a moderate boost to damage.
Pay It ForwardAUTOPHAGE skill. Breathe through it! When there’s a harmful STATUS EFFECT on you, get a major boost to DAMAGE.
PummelLevel 23AUTOPHAGE skill. Get a rythm going! Melee attack zombies in quick succession for a major boost to FORCE that can stack multiple times, although your very first hit will be less FORCEFULL.
PyroFound on a desk at the upstairs office of the arcade building in Santa Monica on Pier.AUTOPHAGE skill. Burn it up! In FURY MODE, your melee and OVERHEAD SMASH attacks IGNITE zombies, but they also drain extra FURY.
Second Wind(Amy & Bruno only) Attacking a zombie while sprinting gives a DAMAGE BOOST.
Skull SkewerLevel 21Nail a zombie in the head with a WEAPON THROW to set off a POWERFUL explosion. Ouch!
SurgeonLevel 24From scalpel to sledgehammer! MAIM a zombie for a moderate boost to DAMAGE.
The Limb ReaperLevel 14Got a limb thing, huh? MAIM a zombie to regain HEALTH.
Tools Of The TradeLevel 30Slay a zombie with a melee weapon for a moderate boost to DAMAGE for ranged weapons. Slay a zombie with a ranged weapon for a moderate boost to DAMAGE for melee weapons.
UnrelentingThere’s no stopping you! Attacks to knocked down zombies get a minor boost to DAMAGE.
VolatileRare drop from BurstersAUTOPHAGE skill. You’re about to blow up! In FURY MODE, your melee attacks trigger EXPLOSIONS on impact, but they also drain extra FURY.
Voltaic ScreamRare drop from Voltaic ScreamsLet it all out! Your SCREAM attack ELECTRIFY nearby zombies.

Numen Skills

Numen Skills are the final type of skill card available. They are powerful combat abilities that apply useful bonuses for performing certain actions. Every Numen Skill is an Autophage Skill and has a significant downside.

NameLocationDescriptionImage
Anger ManagementFinish The Art of WarAUTOPHAGE skill. Take the risk to stay in FURY MODE for longer! When your FURY runs out, you’ll stay in FURY MODE but start draining HEALTH instead until your health gets low.
Born SurvivorObtained in the main quest The Search for TruthAUTOPHAGE skill. It ain’t over yet! When you’re about to die, a FORCEFUL explosion will trigger instead and drain your FURY. Attack zombies to regain HEALTH.
Corpse BlossomFinish The End of the LineAUTOPHAGE skill. Zombies slain with FIRE, SHOCK, or CAUSTIC damage will detonate in a POWERFUL explosion of that same damage type.
Glass CannonFinish The Art of WarAUTOPHAGE skill. Go big or go home! Get a moderate boost to CRITICAL DAMAGE, and an even bigger boost whe your health is low, but your TOUGHNESS is reduced.
Seismic StompIt is found in the far end of the train after the flaming tunnel in Metro. It is on a small platform area.AUTOPHAGE skill. On impact, Skull Stomp triggers a forceful explosion that drains the stability of nearby zombies and makes them bleed.

Autophage Tiers

NameDescriptionImage
Tier 1

(+) Slay zombies for a boost to ATTACK SPEED

(+)Minor FURY MODE duration increase

(+) In FURY MODE, slay zombies to replenish minor FURY

(-) Reduced PEAK HEALTH

Tier 2

(+) Attack zombies after a kill to regain STAMINA

(+) Moderate FURY MODE duration increase

(+) In FURY MODE, slay zombies to replenish moderate FURY

(-) Reduced STAMINA regeneration

Tier 3

(+) Slay zombies for a boost to HEALTH and DAMAGE

(+) Major FURY MODE duration increase

(+) In FURY MODE, slay zombies to replenish major FURY

(-) No Health regeneration

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