Dead Island Characters Skills Tree Guide

  • By Staff

  • September 6, 2011

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Dead Island not only offers the range of weapon customization but also features three unique skill trees for each character of your choice. These skill trees like any RPG allow players to customize the character’ abilities and skills to complement their unique game style.

This guide will help you decide which skills you can and should choose for a particular character as your progress in Dead Island. Your choices will determine your survival because what good a particular skill will bring you if you aren’t going to use it anyway ?

There are three types of Skill Trees: Fury, Combat and Survival. Each character has these skill tree but are tailored to their style. Choose the character that comes close to complement your game style.

For more help on Dead Island, read our Walkthrough, Collectibles Guide, and Weapons Mod Blueprints.

Dead Island Characters

  1. Logon Carter’s Skill Tree
  2. Purna’s Skill Tree
  3. Sam B’s Skill Tree
  4. Xian Mei’s Skill Tree

Logan Carter: The All Rounder

If you are starting out in Dead Island, Logon is an interesting bet since he has all round skills.

Fury Skill Tree

Bullseye

It allows you to hit 3 enemies by throwing a weapon up to a distance of 15m.

Furious Throw

It gives you more rage when you kill an enemy by throwing.

Level 1: +10% rage

Level 2: +20% rage

Level 3: +30% rage

Longshot

It increases the Bullseye’s throwing range.

Level 1: +2.5m

Level 2: +5m

Level 3: +7.5M

Grazing Hits

It increases the chance of inflicting bleeding damage with Bullseye.

Level 1: +15% chance

Level 2: +30% chance

Level 3: +45% chance

True Bullseye

It increases throwing distance to 20m and enables you to hit 4 enemies with one weapon and increases the duration of Bullseye.

True Aim

It increases your chances of landing a critical hit when throwing with Bullseye.

Level 1: +15% chance

Level 2: +30% chance

Level 3: +45% chance

Wings of Death

It increases your chance of killing enemies instantly when throwing with Bullseye.

Level 1: +3% chance

Level 2: +6% chance

Level 3: +9% chance

Volatile

It Decreases amount of rage needed to activate Fury.

Level 1: 5% rage

Level 2: 10% rage

Level 3: 15% rage

Dead Eye Bullseye

It increases throwing distance to 25M, and enables you to hit 5 enemies with thrown weapon. Additionally, extends the time Bullseye can remain active.

Combat Skill Tree

Maintenance

It slows down weapon deterioration.

Level 1: +5% durability

Level 2: +10% durability

Level 3: +15% durability

Flow

It reduces stamina costs with one-handed weapons.

Level 1::10% less

Level 2::20% less

Level 3::30% less

Mass Driver

It increases throwing distance with melee weapons.

Level 1: +2.5m

Level 2: +5m

Level 3:+7.5m

Telling Blows

It increases critical hit chance when throwing.

Level 1: +10% chance

Level 2: +20% chance

Level 3: +30% chance

Frenzy

It increases damage for five seconds after killing an enemy.

Level 1: +10% damage

Level 2: +20% damage

Level 3: +30% damage

Economical Throw

It transfers the damage to nearby enemies when an enemy is hit by a thrown weapon.

Level 1: +10% damage

Level 2: +20% damage

Level 3: +30% damage

Mighty Throw

It increases overall damage with thrown weapons.

Level 1: +5% damage

Level 2: +10% damage

Level 3: +15% damage

Heavy Hitter

It increases these stats: +5% blunt damage,10% blunt stamina cost, +1% blunt critical chance, +5% blunt head damage.

Fencer

It increases overall damage with single-handed weapons.

Level 1: +5% damage

Level 2: +10% damage

Level 3: +15% damage

Bloodletting

It increases your chances to inflict bleeding with thrown weapons.

Level 1: +15% chance

Level 2: +30% chance

Level 3: +45% chance

Sharp Apprentice

It increases these stats: +10% sharp damage,10% sharp stamina cost, +10% sharp critical hit chance and +10% damage for head attacks.

Aimed Shots

It increases overall firearms damage.

Level 1: +5% damage

Level 2: +10% damage

Level 3: +15% damage

Shinobi

Using this skill, you can kill enemies instantly with a thrown weapon but it will only work on enemies that are either of your level or below your current level.

Level 1: +3% chance

Level 2: +6% chance

Level 3: +9% chance

Firearms Apprentice

It increases these stats: 10% reload time, +10% accuracy,10% recoil, +10% critical hit chance and +10% critical damage.

Survival Skill Tree

Boomerang

It increases +15% chance to retrieve thrown weapons.

Drunken Master

This skill increases damage when drunk.

Level 1: +20% damage

Level 2: +40% damage

Level 3: +60% damage

Deeper Pockets

Increases the no. of back pack slots so you can loot more and save more.

Level 1: +1 slot

Level 2: +2 slots

Level 3: +3 slots

Scavenger

This skill increases your chances of finding good weapons.

Level 1: +15% chance

Level 2: +30% chance

Level 3: +45% chance

Pick Lock

Helps you pick locks of your corresponding level.

Efficiency

It reduces weapon upgrade costs at workbench.

Level 1: 10% less

Level 2: 20% less

Level 3: 30% less

Conditioning

It increases your stamina.

Level 1: +10% stamina

Level 2: +20% stamina

Level 3: +30% stamina

Reliable Boomerang

Increases your chance of retrieving a thrown weapon by 30%.

Custom Maintenance

It increases durability of your upgraded weapons.

Level 1: +10% durability

Level 2: +20% durability

Level 3: +30% durability

Fireproof

It increases your resistance to fire.

Level 1: +15% resistance

Level 2: +30% resistance

Level 3: +45% resistance

Discipline

Want more health ? This is what you should opt for.

Level 1: +1 bar

Level 2: +2 bars

Level 3: +3 bars

Reflection

Knock down enemies even when you are being damaged but this skill will only help you against enemies that are either on your level or below.

Level 1: +10% chance

Level 2: +20% chance

Level 3: +30% chance

Appraiser

It increases your chances of finding an upgraded weapon.

Level 1: +5% chance

Level 2: +10% chance

Level 3: +15% chance

Medicinal Purposes

Regenerates your health when drunk. See drinking has its own benefits in Dead Island.

Level 1: +1% Regeneration

Level 2: +2 Regeneration

Level 3: +3 Regeneration

Righteous Boomerang

Gives you a 50% chance to retrieve a thrown weapon.

Purna: The Support

Purna has a specialization in firearms and plays as a support character. She has unlimited ammo for her trust revolver when she activates her rage mode so you would never run out of ammo with her as long as you have enough rage.

Fury Skill Tree

Guardian

With this skill, you can draw your sidearm and go on a rampage. Additionally you will get +10% damage, +10% critical hit chance, 15% stamina cost and +26 health bonus.

Attack Formation

It increases damage dealt by you and your team when Fury is active.

Level 1: +5% damage

Level 2: +10% damage

Level 3: +15% damage

Inspiring Kick

More rage when you finish a zombie with a kick.

Level 1: +15% rage

Level 2: +30% rage

Level 3: +45% rage

Grim Inspiration

Kill with modified weapons and gain more rage.

Level 1: +10% rage

Level 2: +20% rage

Level 3: +30% rage

Guardian Spirit

Makes your Fury active for longer period. It also allows you finish off two enemies at once and gives you bonus in these stats: +20% damage, +20% critical hit chance, 30% stamina cost, +50% health gain, +50% stamina gain +10 rage.

Fiery Spirit

It increases chance to set enemies alight when on Fury.

Level 1: +5% chance

Level 2: +10% chance

Level 3: +15% chance

Volatile

It decreases the amount of rage required to activate Fury.

Level 1: 5% rage

Level 2: 10% rage

Level 3: 15% rage

Righteous Fire

When you kill zombies with firearms, it will yield more rage.

Level 1: +10% rage

Level 2: +20% rage

Level 3: +30% rage

Guardian Angel

It extends time Fury remains active and allows you to take out three enemies at once. Additionally, it upgrades these stats: +30% damage, +30% critical hit chance, 45% stamina cost, +100% health gain, +100% stamina gain +20% rage.

Combat Skill Tree

Blade Fighter

Sharp weapons are more effective, and gives you more 10% sharp stamina cost, +1% critical hit chance and +5% damage for head trauma.

Hard Knocks

This skill increases all melee damage.

Level 1: +5% damage

Level 2: +10% damage

Level 3: +15% damage

Vampire

Whenever you kill, you will get stamina boost.

Level 1: +10% stamina

Level 2: +20% stamina

Level 3: +30% stamina

Randori

Your stamina cost gets decreased when fighting hordes of zombies.

Level 1: 10% stamina

Level 2: 20% stamina

Level 3: 30% stamina

Kick of Strength

Get stamina boost when you kill with Kicks.

Level 1: +10% stamina

Level 2: +20% stamina

Level 3: +30% stamina

Gender Wars

It increases damage when you kill a zombie of opposite sex.

Level 1: +5% damage

Level 2: +10% damage

Level 3: +15% damage

Custom Maintenance

Increases durability of your melee weapons.

Level 1: +10% durability

Level 2: +20% durability

Level 3: +30% durability

Firearms Training

It increases these stats: 10% reload time, +2% critical hit chance, +10% accuracy and:10% recoil

Cold Rage

Every kill increases a chance of landing a critical hit.

Level 1: +4% chance

Level 2: +8% chance

Level 3: +12% chance

Executor

Increases your chances of a critical hit with firearms.

Level 1: +1% chance

Level 2: +2% chance

Level 3: +3% chance

Elemental Affinity

It Increases the duration of all elemental attacks.

Level 1: +20% duration

Level 2: +40% duration

Level 3: +60% duration

Piercing Shots

It Increases your chances of bullet penetration.

Level 1: +10% chance

Level 2: +20% chance

Level 3: +30% chance

Rapid Fire

Decreases your reload time

Level 1: 10%% reload time

Level 2: 20% reload time

Level 3: 30% reload time

Wunderwaffe

It increases damage dealt with modified firearms.

Level 1: +10% damage

Level 2: +20% damage

Level 3: +30% damage

Gun Kata

Increases the gun handling by enhancing these stats: 20% reload time, +3% critical hit chance, +20% accuracy:20% recoil.

Survival Skill Tree

Boost Mood

It increases skills related to damage, force, handling and durability by 15% for all members inside the aura. Aura range is 5 metres.

Deeper Pockets

It increases the number of backpack slots.

Level 1: +2 slots

Level 2: +4 slots

Level 3: +6 slots

Pick Lock

You can pick locks of the corresponding level.

Optimal Maintenance

Reduces the cost for repairs.

Level 1: 10% cost

Level 2: 20% cost

Level 3: 30% cost

Conditioning

It increases your stamina.

Level 1: +5% stamina

Level 2: +10% stamina

Level 3: +15% stamina

Glory Hound

Increases XP for all the kills and assists you take.

Level 1: +50% XP

Level 2: +100% XP

Level 3: +150% XP

Custom Maintenance

Increases durability of your upgraded weapons.

Level 1: +10% durability

Level 2: +20% durability

Level 3: +30% durability

Boost Ambiance

Increases skills related to damage, handling and durability by 20% for all members inside the aura. Aura range is 10 metres.

Recovery

It increases chance of not being interrupted after being hit when you are attacking.

Level 1: +20% chance

Level 2: +40% chance

Level 3: +60% chance

Recycling

Increase your bullet yield at workbenches.

Level 1: +25% more

Level 2: +50% more

Level 3: +75% more

Providence

It increases number of bullets in loot.

Level 1: +20% found

Level 2: +40% found

Level 3: +60% found

Jackpot

It increases chance to find rare items in loot.

Level 1: +5% chance

Level 2: +10% chance

Level 3: +15% chance

Rain of Bullets

Each Level in Rain of Bullets will increase your capacity of carry bullet rounds in given weapon: +10 pistol rounds +10 rifle rounds +5 shotgun rounds.

Second Chance

It increases chance of getting instant revival after death.

Level 1: +10% chance

Level 2: +20% chance

Level 3: +30% chance

Boost Aura

It increases skill related to damage, force, handling and durability by 25% for all members inside the aura. Aura range is 15 metres.

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