Best Dead Island 2 Skill Cards

Screenshot showing Dead Island 2 players holding crossbow and melee weapon
Credit: Dambuster Studios

Screenshot showing Dead Island 2 players holding crossbow and melee weapon
Credit: Dambuster Studios
April 24, 2023: Dead Island 2 is out now. Struggling to decide which Skill Cards to use? Check out our guide to see which are the best.

Choosing the best Dead Island 2 Skill Cards can give you huge benefits when it comes to tackling the tricky undead opposition scattered across Hell-A. Dead Island 2 contains a huge number of zombies and thanks to Dambuster Studios' clever perk system, there are even more advantages to earn.

After years of waiting and speculation, Dead Island 2 is finally here and provides another dose of fast-paced, zombie-slaying action featuring an extensive mission list and plenty of challenges to complete.

Before we take a closer look at the best Dead Island 2 Skill Cards to use, don't forget to check out our other zombie-slaying guides containing intel on how to make money fast and how to mod weapons.

What are the best Dead Island 2 Skill Cards?

With so many Skill Cards available to find and unlock in Dead Island 2, finding the very best ones to use isn't an easy task. But, after several hours of slicing and dicing, we've found five that are guaranteed to give you an advantage even in the stickiest of situations.

Screenshot showing Dead Island 2 Flying Kick Skill Card
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Flying kick

One of the first Skill Cards you unlock in Dead Island 2 is one of the most useful. Using the Flying Kick gives you the ability to generate immense power from jumping in the air.

To perform a Flying Kick on your intended target, simply press R3/RS on controller or whichever key you've bound the Knockback function to on the mouse and keyboard.

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Safe space

Up next is Safe Space, an ideal Skill Card to escape situations where you find yourself surrounded by zombies. This ability enables you to create a forceful explosion when using a Med Kit meaning it's always worth having one stored in your inventory.

To activate the Safe Space card, all you need to do is use a Med Kit.

Screenshot showing Dead Island 2 Limb Reaper Skill Card
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The limb reaper

The next Skill Card works particularly well when your health is running low. Utilising The Limb Reaper card enables you to regenerate health by maiming a zombie.

Look for the cue when the stamina of the target is low, perform the deadly move, and regain some HP for the next undead encounter.

Screenshot showing Dead Island 2 War Cry card
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War cry

The War Cry Skill Card provides a boost to toughness levels and your nearby squadmates when the going gets tough. On top of the buff, it also weakens any nearby zombies making it very useful in situations where there are large crowds of the undead.

To activate War Cry, select it in the Skills menu under the Abilities category.

Screenshot showing Dead Island 2 Deadeye Skill Card
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Deadeye

Last and by no means least is the Deadeye Skill Card. Rather than giving you a damage boost, this partiuclar Slayer card increases the recharge rate of your selected Curveballs, allowing you to use them more often than normal.

To benefit from this card, hit a zombie with your Curveball of choice to trigger the boost.

There you have it, these are the best Dead Island 2 Skill Cards to use. For more, check out our guides containing information on how to fast travel and the best Slayer to select at the start of the game.

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