Dead Island Riptide Logan Carter Skill Tree Builds Guide

By   /   Apr 28, 2013

Shooting them is one way, getting up close and personal with knifes and shit is another. But hey, how about using that same knife, and not getting up close? That’s what Logan does. He’ll use melee weapons as ballistics effectively against the undead, and that is what makes him so unique among the crew in Dead Island: Riptide.

Another great thing about Loganis that he can screw up multiple enemies at once, thanks to his incredible Fury mode. This makes him once of the best folks against large hordes, and an ideal character to have in your co-op team.

Let’s look at John Morgan’s stats, and then have a go at the build.

Expertise: Throwing Expert

Stats:
Health – 100
Speed – 100
Stamina – 80

Dead Island Riptide Logan Carter Skill Tree Builds

Fury

Bulleye
When Fury is active, you can hit 2 enemies with one thrown weapon. Your range is 15 m

Longshot
Increase throwing range when Fury is active. Has 3 Skill levels.

  • Lvl 1) 17.5 m
  • Lvl 2) 20 m
  • Lvl 3) 22.5 m

Grazing Hits
Chance to inflict bleeding when throwing while Fury is active. Has 3 Skill levels.
Bleed Chance while Fury is active:

  • Lvl 1) 15%
  • Lvl 2) 30%
  • Lvl 3) 45%

Rich and Glam
Gain more experience points and money during Group Fury.Has 3 Skill levels.
Experience and Loot Boost:

  • Lvl 1) Exp: +150%, Loot: 200%
  • Lvl 2) Exp: +200%, Loot: 400%
  • Lvl 3) Exp: +400%, Loot: 600%

Furious Throw
Killing enemies with throws gives you additional Rage. Has 3 Skill levels.
Rage Gain

  • Lvl 1) +10%
  • Lvl 2) +20%
  • Lvl 3) +30%

Like a Rock
Cannot be knocked down while in Fury.

True Bullseye
You can hit 3 enemies with one thrown weapons.

Wings Of Death
Chance to instantly kill enemies when throwing while Fury is active. Has 3 Skill levels.
Instant Kill Chance

  • Lvl 1) 3%
  • Lvl 2) 6%
  • Lvl 3) 9%

Battle Rage
Kills with One-handed weapons give you more Rage. Has 3 Skill levels.
Rage Gain:

  • Lvl 1) +6%
  • Lvl 2) +12%
  • Lvl 3) +18%

Volatile
Decreases the amount of Rage needed to activate Fury. Has 3 Skill levels.
Reduction to activate:

  • Lvl 1) -5%
  • Lvl 2) -10%
  • Lvl 3) -15%

Deadeye Bullseye
You can hit 4 targets at once when throwing weapons during a Fury.

Combat

Heavy Hitter
Blunt Weapons are more efficient and effective. This unlocks a special attack.

  • Blunt Weapon Damage: +5%
  • Blunt Weapon Stamina Cost: -1%
  • Critical Hit Chance with Blunt Weapon: +1%
  • Head Damage with Blunt Weapons: +5%

Kicker
Increases Critical Hit Chance with when kicking.
Critical Hit Boost

  • Lvl 1) +5%
  • Lvl 2) +10%
  • Lvl 3) +15%

Fencer
Increases damage done with One-handed weapons.

  • Lvl 1) +5%
  • Lvl 2) +10%
  • Lvl 3) +15%

Mass Driver
Increase throwing range of melee weapons
Range Increase:

  • Lvl 1) +2.5 m
  • Lvl 2) +5 m
  • Lvl 3) +7.5 m


Maintenance

The condition of weapons deteriorates at a slower rate.
Weapon Durability Increase:

  • Lvl 1) +5%
  • Lvl 2) +10%
  • Lvl 3) +15%

Frenzy
A kill increases damage for 5 seconds.
Damage Increase

  • Lvl 1) +10%
  • Lvl 2) +20%
  • Lvl 3) +30%

Flow
Decreases stamina cost of One-handed weapons.
Stamina Cost Reduced By:

  • Lvl 1) -15%
  • Lvl 2) -30%
  • Lvl 3) -45%

Charge
Perform a powerful, wide attack while sprinting

  • Lvl 1) Unlocks Charge attack
  • Lvl 2) Force +25%, Damage +25%, Stamina Cost -15%
  • Lvl 3) Force +50%, Damage +50%, Stamina Cost -30%

Blade Apprentice
This unlocks a Special Attack.

  • Blade Damage: +5%
  • Blade Weapon Stamina Cost: -10%
  • Chance to Critical with Bladed Weapons: +10%
  • Precise Head Hits Add +5% Damage
  • Stomp Attack Unlocked

Mighty Throw
Increases damage when throwing.
Throwing Damage Increase:

  • Lvl 1) +5%
  • Lvl 2) +10%
  • Lvl 3) +15%

Aimed Shots
Increases Firearms Damage.
Damage Increase:

  • Lvl 1) +5%
  • Lvl 2) +10%
  • Lvl 3) +15%

Way Of The Warrior
Increases critical hit chance with one-handed weapon.
Critical Hit Increase

  • Lvl 1) +2%
  • Lvl 2) +4%
  • Lvl 3) +6%

Economical Throw
Hitting an enemy with thrown weapons has a chance to inflict damage to nearby enemies.
Damage percentage

  • Lvl 1) 5%
  • Lvl 2) 10%
  • Lvl 3) 15%

Shinobi
Chance for an instant kill with thrown weapons (works only on equal or lower level enemies).
Instant Kill Chance:

  • Lvl 1) 3%
  • Lvl 2) 6%
  • Lvl 3) 9%

Telling Blows
Increases critical hit chance with thrown weapons.
Critical Hit Chance:

  • Lvl 1) +1%
  • Lvl 2) +2%
  • Lvl 3) +3%

Firearms Apprentice
Increases Logan’s skill with firearms

  • Reload Time: -10%
  • Accuracy: +10%
  • Recoil: -10%
  • Critical Hit Chance: +5%
  • Critical Hit Damage: +10%

Survival

Boomerang
Chance to retrieve thrown weapons: 15%

Drunken Master
Increases damage while drunk. Has 3 Skill levels.
Damage Increase:

  • Lvl 1) +20%
  • Lvl 2) +40%
  • Lvl 3) +60%

Efficiency
Decrease weapon upgrade cost. Has 3 Skill levels.
Reduce cost by:

  • Lvl 1) -10%
  • Lvl 2) -20%
  • Lvl 3) -30%

Deeper Pockets
Increase number of inventory slots. Has 3 Skill levels.
Extra Slots:

  • Lvl 1) 2
  • Lvl 2) 4
  • Lvl 3) 6

Spring
When knocked down, get up quickly.

Lockpicking
Allows opening of locks. Has 3 Skill levels.

  • Lvl 1) Level 1 locks can be opened
  • Lvl 2) Level 2 locks can be opened
  • Lvl 3) Level 3 locks can be opened

Conditioning
Increases Stamina. Has 3 Skill levels.
Increase to Stamina:

  • Lvl 1) +10%
  • Lvl 2) +20%
  • Lvl 3) +30%

Scavenger
Increases chance of finding loot in great condition. Has 3 Skill levels.
Greater loot chance:

  • Lvl 1) 15%
  • Lvl 2) 30%
  • Lvl 3) 45%

Reliable Boomerang
Chance to retrieve thrown weapon increases: 30%

Fireproof
mproves fire resistance. Has 3 Skill levels.
Fire Resistance:

  • Lvl 1) +15%
  • Lvl 2) +30%
  • Lvl 3) +45%

Custom Maintenance
Increased durability of modified weapons. Has 3 Skill levels.
Weapon Durability

  • Lvl 1) +10%
  • Lvl 2) +20%
  • Lvl 3) +30%

Discipline
You gain additional health. Has 3 Skill levels.
Additional health bars:

  • Lvl 1) +1
  • Lvl 2) +2
  • Lvl 3) +3

Medicinal Purposes
Enables health regeneration while drunk. Has 3 Skill levels.
Health Regeneration:

  • Lvl 1) 1
  • Lvl 2) 2
  • Lvl 3) 3

Appraiser
Chance to find upgraded weapons. Has 3 Skill levels.
Loot Chance:

  • Lvl 1) +5%
  • Lvl 2) +10%
  • Lvl 3) +15%


Reflection

Chance to knock out enemies when taking damage. Has 3 Skill levels.
Knock out chance:

  • Lvl 1) 10%
  • Lvl 2) 20%
  • Lvl 3) 30%

Righteous Boomerang
Chance to retrieve thrown weapon: 50%

Dead Island Riptide Character Builds – Logan Carter

Fury:

  • Bullseye (1/1)
  • Grazing Hits (3/3)
  • Furious Throw (3/3)
  • True Bullseye (1/1)
  • Volatile (3/3)
  • Wings of Death (3/3)
  • Deadeye Bullseye (1/1)

Combat:

  • Heavy Hitter (1/1)
  • Mass Driver (3/3)
  • Frenzy (3/3)
  • Sharp Apprentice (1/1)
  • Mighty Throw (3/3)
  • Telling Blows (3/3)
  • Economical Throw (3/3)
  • Firearms Apprentice (1/1)

Survival:

  • Boomerang (1/1)
  • Deeper Pockets (3/3)
  • Conditioning (3/3)
  • Reliable Boomerang (1/1)
  • Discipline (3/3)
  • Reflection (3/3)

At first glance you might think that the best tree for Logan would either be Fury or Combat. Actually, it’s Survival – I’ll tell you why. Firstly, you should instantly grab Bullseye from the Fury tree, and then directly head on to the Survival tree.

You want to now eliminate the lack of stamina that Logan has. If you ignore certain skills that increase stamina, then you’ll likely be unable to do anything. Remember: Logan is a stamina-hungry thrower, and all you’ll be doing with him is actually throwing. Take Boomerang, and then opt for Deeper Pockets. This is essential because you won’t be needing maintenance crap, but you will definitely need some extra room for throwable weapons.

Conditioning will grant you a rise in stamina by a good percentage when all 3 points are invested, which should get rid of any stamina problems. Then, instead of taking Reliable Boomerang, head on to the Combat tree, and then start investing in that for a bit.

While Fencer is an attractive choice, Mass Driver wins easily because you won’t be swinging one hand weapons – you’ll be throwing them. Ignore the maintenance crap, and Frenzy wins easily. Then, take Mighty Throw (there’s no reason to take the other nonsense stuff). Now, the 6th Tier is really interesting, because to be honest three skills (Economical Throw, Telling Blows, and Shinobi) really stand out. I would recommend Telling Blows and Economical Throw, while ignoring Shinobi as it is only effective against lower level enemies.

Grab Firearms Apprentice (useless in my opinion), then head on back to Survival to finish things off with Reliable Boomerang, Discipline, and Reflection.

You’ll probably wonder why I left Fury till the end. Well, this is because the higher tier skills of Fury are best suited for high level game. Logan’s Fury is the best offensive one among all characters, and second best only to Purna’s. It’s quite easy to make your way down the tree. Grab Grazing Hits and then the lovable Furious Throw. After True Bullseye, you’ll have a choice between two good skills: Wings of Death and Volatile. I would recommend grabbing Volatile first, and then going for Wings of Death, and then ultimately finishing off with sweet Deadeye Bullseye.

This combination will ensure that you’re doing huge amounts of damage to hordes of zombies. Logan is also brilliant with crowd control, so there’s little reason for you to doubt the bad-boy’s aim or intentions.

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