Skills represent the survivors' abilities to stay alive in the World of the Living Dead. Skills are vital as they increase the odds of success for survivors to kill zombies, scavenge for useful items or help them avoiding injuries, fear and fatigue, among many others. Survivors originally come with no skills, so it's up to the player to develop their skills using Survival Points (SP). Each survivor gains their own SP at a different rate, and they can only be spent to develop that survivor. If a survivor dies, none of the SP invested in them will be regained.

Skills that affect the whole Squad stack[1], boosting the usefulness of larger squads.

There are over 30 skills, split into a number of categories.

Combat Skills[edit | edit source]

Name Available Levels Bonus Per Level Total SP Cost
Bow Mastery 10 10% 51
Deadeye 10 10% 51
Pump Master 10 10% 51
Shootist 10 10% 51
Skull Crusher 10 10% 51
Spray and Pray 10 10% 51
Three-Round Burst 10 10% 51
Steady Aim 5 5% ?

Death Skills[edit | edit source]

Name Available Levels Bonus Per Level Total SP Cost
Born Survivor 5 1% 51
Bodyguard 1 1% 40
Coagulator 5 5% 51

Fatigue Skills[edit | edit source]

Name Available Levels Bonus Per Level Total SP Cost
Insomniac 5 10% 51
Slave Driver 1 1% 40
Fully Charged 5 -5% 51
Coach 1 -1% 40

Fear Skills[edit | edit source]

Name Available Levels Bonus Per Level Total SP Cost
Counselor 1 1% 40
Cold Fish 5 -5% 51
Cheerleader 1 -1% 40
Optimist 5 10% 51

Infection Skills[edit | edit source]

Name Available Levels Bonus Per Level Total SP Cost
Genetic Mutation 5 10% 51
Rhinoceros 5 10% 51

Maintenance Skills[edit | edit source]

Name Available Levels Bonus Per Level Total SP Cost
Armorer 5 10% 51
Careful Handling 5 10% 51
Gunsmith 5 10% 51

Scavenging Skills[edit | edit source]

Name Available Levels Bonus Per Level Total SP Cost
Looter 1 1% 40
Urban Forager 5 1% 51
Magpie 5 10% 51
Greedy Guts 5 1% 51
Hell Of A Thirst 5 1% 51
Bulk Up 5 20% 51

Survival Skills[edit | edit source]

Name Available Levels Bonus Per Level Total SP Cost
Camel 5 -5% 51
Crumb Catcher 5 -5% 51
Plumber 1 1% 40
Chef 1 1% 40

Other Skills[edit | edit source]

Name Available Levels Bonus Per Level Total SP Cost
Raider 1 1% 40
Thief 5 5% 51
Suspicion 1 1% 40
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