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Melee Weapons 2

Much like the axe in terms of dynamics, many of the same tactics used for the axe can be applied here. The biggest difference is that an axe cleaves things, anda hammer smashes things. Any zombie body part you hit with it, might possibly cease to be a solid, singular object. However, it is a very heavy weapon, with most examples weighing in at between ten and twenty pounds. Unless you are built like an ’80s action star, you will probably be tired out by carrying this weapon. It can easily keep a zombie at bay, as even a blow that doesn’t have the power to smash bones would still knock the zombie back or on to it’s ass.

The shovel is definitely a weapon of opportunity, probably more useful for burying stiffs than killing them. However, in the hands of a good user, it could serve some purpose. Shovels with longer shafts can be swung, much like a dull axe. However, shovels are heavy, and over-swing is an issue. The blade could be used as a small, improvised shield, useful when your opponent swings back. The blade is not sharp, but getting whacked with it would stall a zombie for sure. Use it until you find something more suitable. There are smaller shovels that can be used in much the same way as a hatchet, to the point where the US Army trains its troops in its combat use. Military spades are known as entrenching tools, or E-tools. Still, use it until you find something better.

There isn’t much to be said about the pick-axe that hasn’t already been mentioned. Similar to an ax in design, with the exception of a spiked head on one side, and a flat chisel on the other. It would be used for impaling an opponent. As a plus however, the elongated head could be use to block and counter enemy swings. Obvious drawbacks are over-swing, and getting the pick stuck into objects. Also fairly unwieldy for tight places. Overall, not a bad weapon of choice, that would be fairly common in garden supply shops, tool retailers, etc.


Pipe/Monkey Wrench:
The pipe/monkey wrench may not be your first choice for a weapon, but this hunk of steel is quite effective in close-quarters combat. If used correctly, it has the capability to break bone and crush skull with generally less effort, making it an effective bludgeon. Its variety in sizes ranging from smaller single-hand versions, to larger sledge-hammer sized versions make it one of the more difficult tools to judge. Its uses as a weapon vary as much as it does in size.

As good a weapon as the pipe/monkey wrench is, its practical applications must not be overlooked. It can be used in the place of any of a large collection of wrenches, loosening nuts, bolts, and pipes of a wide variety. This makes it an ideal tool when salvaging parts from machinery and certain kinds of constructions.
Overall, the pipe wrench is very useful, and you might want to hold onto it even if you don’t plan to use it for zombie killing.


Melee Weapons

This is a really big deal…one of the most important things to survive in a ZOMBIE apocalypse is to be well armed.
First big problem is where to get weapons, but suppose that all the planets are align and there’s some cosmic luck that make you find all the weapons your could ever wished for. But this super luck is also the reason of the ZOMBIE outbreak.
So what weapons would you choose?

Melee Weapons

The first thing we have to think about with melee weapons is durability, usage and damage.
One of the biggest problems with melee weapons is the energy they require. After a couple of hours banging heads you should be pretty tired.
The problem with most of melee weapons is not to plunge it into a ZOMBIE head, the problem is taking it out.

Baseball Bat: pretty easy to find it anywhere and easy to handle, with the right amount of energy you can crack someone head. In addition you can add nails to the bat (Damage +5).

Axe: same as the baseball bat, you can find an axe in every tool shop, excellent weapon to smash heads everywhere, but again, the problem is to take out the axe of the ZOMBIE head.

Crowbar: you have one in every car trunk, powerful weapon and easy to use, but you will have to smash the head a couple of times before braking it.

Machete: great weapon if you know where to cut the body, really hard to smash or cut a head into sushi.

Katana: amazing melee weapon, but only if you know how to use it, it’s very easy to cut your own hand off.

Chainsaw: excellent weapon to find in a tool shop, this could save you when you think everything is lost, but it’s only good until gasoline runs out….then, you are FUCKED.