Dead Island Weapons Crafting and Location Guide

  • By Staff

  • September 8, 2011

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Weapons in Dead Island can be divided into four categories. We will go for one category to other explaining how you can craft a particular weapon and where to find the items you need to craft that weapon. Our focus will be on crafting since most of the items/parts required to craft these weapons pretty randomly pop-up in the game.

Note. You can read our detail take on blueprints in Dead Island in our Weapons Mod Blueprints Guide.

Workshop

You will need Workshop to create and customize weapons in Dead Island. You can repair and upgrade weapons at Workshop but it will cost money to craft any weapon from scratch by combining different items and parts or to upgrade it.

Dead Island Combo Weapons

These weapons are created by combining two or more items/parts.

Nail’d Craft
It’s a weapon mod blueprint that can be used to create Spiked Bat.

Electric Machete
It’s a sharp weapon that deals considerable damage. You can create this modded weapon by using Shock Mod blueprint. More in Blueprints guide.

Spiked Baseball Bat
You can create Spiked Baseball Bat by using Nail’d Craft blueprint. It is created by combining baseball bat with nails at any workbench.

Degraded Baseball Bat
It can be made by combining Baseball Bat with nails using Nail’d Craft blueprint and then wearing it down after excessive use.

Sticky Bomb
You can create a Sticky Bomb by combining a kitchen knife with some handmade explosive stuck to the blade. You can throw the Sticky Bomb, it sticks to the zombies and explodes. You can also use it to slay zombies until you decide to throw it.

Spiked Wooden Baton
You can create Spiked Wooden Baton with Nail’d Craft blueprint by combining a wooden baton with nails at workshop.

Firearms

Guns are scarce in Dead Island and so is their ammunition.

Pistol
It’s one of the firearms that you will find in Dead Island. You can either get it by completing “The Second Head Of Cerberus” side quest in City of Moresby or explore the Island to get it.

Heavy Pistol
One of the firearms that you can find in Dead Island. You also get it by completing “In Cold Blood” side quest in City of Moresby.

Dangerous Pistol
Another gun that you can play with, but this isn’t associated with any reward and randomly pops-up.

Revolver
One of the guns you will find in Dead Island. You can get it by completing “Omar Escort” side quest in Resort.

McCall’s 9mm
One of the guns you will in Dead Island.

Auto Rifle
It is one of long ranged guns you will find in Dead Island. You can get it by completing “Chasing Shadows” main quest in Jungle or Police Station.

Shotgun
King of close encounters, Shotgun can also be found in Dead Island.

Short Shotgun
One of the guns that you can find in Banoi Island.

Crowd Pleaser
One of the guns that you can find in Banoi Island.

Melee Weapons

Most of the weapons in Dead Island are melee.

Baseball Bat
Complete “A Piece Of Cake” or “Make Yourself At Home” quest in Resort and you will be rewarded with it.

Police Baton
Complete “Imprisoned For Life” side quest in Police Station and you will be rewarded with it.

Big Baseball Bat
It is one of the melee weapons you can find in Dead Island.

Metal Baseball Bat
It is one of the melee weapons you can find in Dead Island.

Stick
It is one of the melee weapons you can find in Dead Island.

Wooden Baton
It is one of the melee weapons you can find in Dead Island.

Tonfa
It is one of the melee weapons you can find in Dead Island.

Heavy Baton
It is one of the melee weapons you can find in Dead Island.

Metal Baton
It is one of the melee weapons you can find in Dead Island.

Cudgel
It is one of the melee weapons you can find in Dead Island.

Flanged Mace
It is one of the melee weapons you can find in Dead Island.

Exotic Mace
It is one of the melee weapons you can find in Dead Island.

Heavy Morning Star
It is one of the melee weapons you can find in Dead Island.

Italian Plumber
It is one of the melee weapons you can find in Dead Island.

Kanabo
It is one of the melee weapons you can find in Dead Island.

Metal Kanabo
It is one of the melee weapons you can find in Dead Island.

Pickaxe
It is one of the melee weapons you can find in Dead Island.

Crowbar
It is one of the melee weapons you can find in Dead Island.

Hanbo
It is one of the melee weapons you can find in Dead Island.

Home Run
It is one of the melee weapons you can find in Dead Island.

Blunt Speaker
It is one of the melee weapons you can find in Dead Island.

Bouncer’s Pal
It is one of the melee weapons you can find in Dead Island.

Wrench
Complete “A Ray Of Hope” side quest in Resort and you will be rewarded with it.

Hammer
It is one of the melee weapons you can find in Dead Island.

Nail Hammer
Complete “Light My Fire” side quest in Resort and you will be rewarded with it.

Heavy Hammer
It is one of the melee weapons you can find in Dead Island.

Sledgehammer
It is one of the melee weapons you can find in Dead Island.

Construction Hammer
It is one of the melee weapons you can find in Dead Island.

Maul
It is one of the melee weapons you can find in Dead Island.

Ban
It is one of the melee weapons you can find in Dead Island.

M.C.
It is one of the melee weapons you can find in Dead Island.

Pick of Destiny
It is one of the melee weapons you can find in Dead Island.

Gabriel’s Sledgehammer
Complete “Bury The Dead” side quest in City of Moresby and you will be rewarded with it.

Blade
It is one of the melee weapons you can find in Dead Island.

Sickle
Complete “Life In The Bag” side quest in Resort and you will be rewarded with it.

Wicked Sickle
Complete “Six Feet Under” side quest in City of Moresby and you will be rewarded with it.

Machete
It is one of the melee weapons you can find in Dead Island.

Homemade Machete
Complete “Family Matters” side quest in Resort and you will be rewarded with it.

Bolo Machete
Complete “Faith Will Move Mountains” main quest in City of Moresby and you will be rewarded with it.

Axe
It is one of the melee weapons you can find in Dead Island.

Big Splitting Axe
Complete “Radio Ga Ga” side quest in City of Moresby and you will be rewarded with it.

Homemade Cleaver
Complete “Exodus” main quest in Resort and you will be rewarded with it.

Two-Handed Axe
It is one of the melee weapons you can find in Dead Island.

Wakizashi
It is one of the melee weapons you can find in Dead Island.

Katana
It is one of the melee weapons you can find in Dead Island.

Double Blade
Complete “Bloody Valentine” side quest in Resort and you will get it as a reward.

Reaper
It is one of the melee weapons you can find in Dead Island.

Tanto
It is one of the melee weapons you can find in Dead Island.

Homemade Knife
It is one of the melee weapons you can find in Dead Island.

Knife
It is one of the melee weapons you can find in Dead Island.

Kitchen Knife
It is one of the melee weapons you can find in Dead Island.

Wicked Knife
It is one of the melee weapons you can find in Dead Island.

Military Knife
It is one of the melee weapons you can find in Dead Island.

Diving Knife
It is one of the melee weapons you can find in Dead Island.

Cane Knife
It is one of the melee weapons you can find in Dead Island.

Sugar Cane Knife
It is one of the melee weapons you can find in Dead Island.

Exotic Cane Knife
It is one of the melee weapons you can find in Dead Island.

Slicer
Complete “My Precious” side quest in Resort and you will be rewarded with it.

Zed’s Demise
It is one of the melee weapons you can find in Dead Island.

The Machete
It is one of the melee weapons you can find in Dead Island.

Master Chef
It is one of the melee weapons you can find in Dead Island.

Viking of the South
It is one of the melee weapons you can find in Dead Island.

Bushmaster
It is one of the melee weapons you can find in Dead Island.

Banisher
It is one of the melee weapons you can find in Dead Island.

Eviscerator
It is one of the melee weapons you can find in Dead Island.

Assassin’s Greed
It is one of the melee weapons you can find in Dead Island.

Bombs

Meat Bait
It is one of the bombs you can find in Dead Island.

Molotov
Complete “Ashes To Ashes” side quest in Resort and you will be rewarded with it.

Deo-Bomb
It is one of the bombs you can find in Dead Island.

Guide is a work-in-progress, so bear with us as we continuously update and complete it in coming days.

By Staff

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    • chris

      a couple things to improve your list:

      1. the pick of destiny is a reward for completing the mission fallen angel, given by chris in the overpass village in the jungle

      2. the nail hammer can also be obtained by completing the quest “visit the pub” in the overpass village in the jungle

      3. the katana can be obtained by completing the quest deus ex machina, given by Dr. Connor in one of the bungalows in laboratory

      4. the wakizashi can be obtained by completing the quest message of love given by sebastion in laboratory

    • Spencer

      I would really love to know where Viking of The South is found… Zed’s Demise is the best weapon I’ve found so far, it’s a reward for a mission in the prison. I’m on my 2nd time through the game so far
      .

      • daniel

        im on my third now and cant find any exotic, rare weapons… any suggestions where to find any in the resort

    • josh

      this was such a big help

    • Blue J

      wow – the weapon descriptions in this review blow. Gotta say though, except for the lame characters I’m loving the game so far, it totally owns Left 4 Dead. Right now, I think my I think my favorite weapon is the Barb Wire Shillelagh, or “barbed cudgel” I suppose it’s called…

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