Dead Island Riptide Purna Skill Tree Builds Guide

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Dead Island Riptide Purna Skill Tree Builds Guide

Dead Island Riptide Purna
When you look at Purna for the first time around, you’ll probably think she’s very weak and unsuited for the threats of Dead Island. After all, she’s a guns expert, and you only get pistols for a good initial part of the game. It becomes easy to avoid her for this very reason, but by doing so you’re overlooking probably the most balanced character in the entire game.

Sure, she’s got some weaknesses, but the great thing about Purna is her rage and Fury tree. A casual glance at her skills tells a good part of the story, and playing with her in co-op tells the rest. In order to get the most out of the girl, you’ll need to carefully invest in the right places, as it’s easy to go around wasting precious points in other regions.

So, let’s check out a build for Purna. But before that, let’s summarize her expertise and stats.

Expertise: Firearm Expert

Stats: Health: 100
Speed:100
Stamina: 90

Dead Island Riptide Purna Skill Tree Builds

Fury

Guardian
Unleash Fury to raw your private sidearm. Additionally all team members (including Purna) get:

  • Damage: +10%
  • Critical Hit Chance: +10%
  • Stamina Cost: -15%
  • Health Gain: +25%

Inspiring Kick
Kills with kicks gain you additional rage. Has 3 Skill levels.
Rage Gain:

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

Attack Formation
While your Fury is active, increase damage done by the team (including Purna). Has 3 Skill levels.
Damage Increase while Fury is active:

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

Grim Inspiration
Kills with modified weapons gives you additional fury. 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

Guardian Spirit
Fury lasts longer and you can take out 2 targets at once. All team members get (including Purna) get:

  • Damage: +20%
  • Critical Hit Chance: +20%
  • Stamina Cost: -30%
  • Health Gain: +50%
  • Stamina Gain: +50%
  • Rage Points: +10%

Trauma Team
Give auto health regeneration for the whole  team during Group Fury effect. Has 3 Skill Levels.
Group Fury Effect

  • Lvl 1) Duration: 30 seconds. Health Regeneration of 10% per second
  • Lvl 2) Duration: 45 seconds. Health Regeneration of 20% per second
  • Lvl 3) Duration: 60 seconds. Health Regeneration of 30% per second


Volatile

Decreases the amount of Rage required to activate Fury. Has 3 Skill levels.
Rage Required:

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

Fiery Spirit
Chance to set enemies on fire when Fury is active. Has 3 Skill levels.
Burning Chance:

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

Righteous Fire
Killing enemies with firearms gains you additional Rage. Has 3 Skill levels.
Rage Gain Boost:

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

Guardian Angel
Fury lasts longer and you can take out 3 targets at once. All team members get (including Purna) get:

  • Damage: +30%
  • Critical Hit Chance: +30%
  • Stamina Cost: -45%
  • Health Gain: +100%
  • Stamina Gain: +100%
  • Rage Points: +20%

Combat

Blade Fighter
Blade weapons are more efficient and effective, additionally this skill unlocks a special attack.

  • Blade Weapon Damage +5%
  • Blade Weapon stamina cost: -10%
  • Chance of Critical Hit with Blade Weapons: +1%
  • Precise hit on the head: +5% damage

Vampire
Kills gain you stamina. Has 3 Skill levels.
Stamina Gain:

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

Hard Knocks
Increases damage done with melee weapons. Has 3 Skill levels.
Melee Damage: 1) +5%, 2) +10%, 3) +15%

Randori
Decrease Stamina cost when fighting groups of enemies. Has 3 Skill levels.
Stamina Cost:

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

Gender Wars
Increases damage done to the opposite sex. Has 3 Skill levels.
Damage Increase:

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

Maintenance
Increases durability of melee weapons. Has 3 Skill levels.
Durability:

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

Kick Of Strength
Kills with kicks gain you stamina. Has 3 Skill levels.
Stamina Gain:

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

Charge
Perform powerful, wide attack while sprinting. As 3 Skill levels.

  • Lvl 1) Charge unlocked
  • Lvl 2) Force: +25%, Damage: +25%, Stamina Cost: -15%
  • Lvl 3) Force +25%, Stamina Cost -15%

Firearms Training
You needs, lots of guns. What’s more important, you have the skills to handle them. Additional, this skill unlocks a special attack (Stomp).

  • Reload Time: -10%
  • Critical Hit Chance: +2%
  • Accuracy: +10%
  • Recoil: -10%

Elemental Affinity
Increases duration of elemental attacks. Has 3 Skill levels.
Fire, Electricity and Poison duration:

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

Cold Rage
A kill increases your chances of a critical hit for a few seconds. Has 3 Skill levels.
Critical Hit Chance Boost:

  • Lvl 1) +4%
  • Lvl 2) +8%
  • Lvl 3) +12%

Executor
Increases critical hit chance with firearms. Has 3 Skill levels.

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

Wunderwaffe
Increases modified firearms damage. Has 3 Skill levels
Damage Increase:

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


Rapid Fire

Decreases reload time of firearms. Has 3 Skill levels.
Reload Decreases:

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

Piercing Shots
Increases bullet penetration chance. Has 3 Skill levels.
Increased Penetration Chance:

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

Gun Kata
Improves your handling of Firearms.

  • Reload time: -20%
  • Critical Hit Chance: +3%
  • Accuracy: +20%
  • Recoil: -20%

Survival

Boost Mood
Boost skills related to damage, force, handling or durability by +15% for everyone (including Purna) within the range of the aura.
Aura Range: 5 m

Optimal Maintenance
Reduces repair costs. Has 3 Skill levels.
Repair Costs:

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

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

  • Lvl 1) 2 extra slots.
  • Lvl 2) 4 extra slots.
  • Lvl 3) 6 extra slots.

Lockpicking
Allows for 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.

Spring
When knocked down, quickly get back up.

Glory Hound
Increases experience points for kills and assists. Has 3 Skill levels.

  • Lvl 1) +50% XP
  • Lvl 2) +100% XP
  • Lvl 3) +150% XP

Conditioning
Increases stamina. Has 3 Skill levels.
Stamina:

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

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

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

Boost Ambiance
Boost skills related to damage, force, handling or durability by 20% for everyone (including Purna) within the range of the aura.
Aura Range: 10 m

Recycler
You get more bullets when creating bullets (stackable skill with “Providence” at the work bench). Has 3 Skill levels.
Bullets Created:

  • Lvl 1) +25%
  • Lvl 2) +50%
  • Lvl 3) +75%

Recovery
Chance not to get interrupted after being hit while attacking. Has 3 Skill levels.
Chance to avoid being interrupted:

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

Second Chance
Chance of being instantly revived after death. Has 3 Skill levels.
Instant Revive Chance:

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

Jackpot
Increased chance to loot rare items. Has 3 Skill levels.
Rare Loot Chance:

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

Rain Of Bullets
Increases the amount of ammo you can carry. Has 3 Skill levels.

  • Lvl 1) +10 Pistol Rounds, +10 Rifle Rounds, +5 Shotgun Shells
  • Lvl 2) +10 Pistol Rounds (20 total), +10 Rifle Rounds (20 total), +5 Shotgun Shells (10 total)
  • Lvl 3) +10 Pistol Rounds (30 total), +10 Rifle Rounds (30 total), +5 Shotgun Shells (15 total)

Boost Aura
Boosts skills related to damage, force, handling or durability by +25% for everyone (including Purna) within the range of the aura.
Aura Range: 15 m

Dead Island Riptide Character Builds – Purna

Fury Tree:

  • Guardian (1/1)
  • Grim Inspiration (3/3)
  • Guardian Spirit (1/1)
  • Righteous Fear (3/3)
  • Volatile (3/3)
  • Guardian Angel (1/1)

Combat Tree:

  • Blade Fighter (1/1)
  • Vampire (3/3)
  • Gender Wars (3/3)
  • Firearms Training (1/1)
  • Cold Rage (3/3)
  • Wunderwaffe (3/3)
  • Gun Kata (1/1)

Survival:

  • Boost Mood (1/1)
  • Deeper Pockets (3/3)
  • Conditioning (3/3)
  • Boost Ambience (1/1)
  • Providence (3/3)
  • Rain of Bullets (3/3)
  • Boost Aura (1/1)

This is the most intuitive and complete build you could probably create with Purna. You’re avoiding all the durability increasing crap and other utility skills that would reduce stamina consumption on attack. Know that as Purna you’ll be using a lot of guns, so your focus should be on picking everything and anything that would help in the cause of firearms.

Purna’s Fury tree is probably the best thing on the Island. Her Guardian stuff is insane, and you’ll probably want to use it as much as possible. The great thing about her is that her rage fills up very quickly once she has Volatile and Righteous Fear. However, it’s easy to make the mistake of running down the Fury tree first. Yes, I said mistake.

You want to invest first in the Fury tree, the first 2 or 3 set of skills, but after that consider giving time to the Combat. Heck, many people actually start out with combat first, and then go to the Fury tree. Both ways are fine, but the latter ensures you have a better shot initially with melee weapons and primary firearms.

After Blade Fighter, Vampire seems to be the only thing worth getting. Hard Knocks and Randori are pretty useless. First off, you’ll barely be using melee weapons, and secondly guns don’t take up stamina, so there’s no use for Randori. Vampire is relatively useful because it allows you to replenish your stamina fast, say after a sprint, even by shooting zombies (which you’ll be doing a lot).

In Tier 3 of the Combat tree, you’ll want to choose Gender Wars, because guns don’t have durability (so no maintenance needed), most of the tougher enemies are all men (how odd), and as if anyone would want to kick zombies when they have automatic rifles.

After this part, it’s time to invest further into Fury. Run down the Fury tree all the way to Guardian Angel. You might want to save up points during this time by avoiding Volatile for now. Instead, invest a bit in the Survival tree. Most of the survival stuff is crap, but utility skills like Deeper Pockets, Providence, and Rain of Bullets (probably the best survival skill for Purna) are quite good.

Run down these few, and then eventually grab Volatile. This combination of Guardian Angel, Volatile, and Righteous Fear will turn your Purna into a killing-healing machine. This is why a high-level Purna is so badass in co-op games; she’ll ensure no one even gets a scratch. To make things even sweeter, Righteous Fear and Volatile will allow you to get full rage after just 9 kills, which come really quickly when you have firearms in your hands.

Put in the remaining points anywhere you like.

Enjoy the devastation, and take in all the credit from your buddies for how you’ve helped them slaughter countless undead.