Best Dead Island 2 Slayer - Which is best to use?

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April 21, 2023: Who is the best Dead Island 2 slayer? Find all there is to know in our guide.

The best Dead Island 2 slayer is bound to become a hot topic of conversation when you drop into Hell A for the very first time. The long-awaited sequel to Dead Island is finally here and just like its predecessor, Dead Island 2 contains a wide range of characters for you to play as.

There are six Dead Island 2 characters to choose from and each of them possesses unique characteristics that directly influence how you go about slaying the undead opposition that stands in the way.

But, before we reveal which is the best Dead Island 2 slayer to use, check out our other guides showcasing intel on whether you can preload the game and whether it contains cross-platform capabilities.

Who is the best Dead Island 2 slayer?

After playing through the game using all six characters, it's very tricky to determine the very best slayer to use. Ultimately, we've gone with Jacob thanks to his high peak health levels which often make the difference when taking damage from multiple zombies simultaneously.

At the end of the day, it comes down to your style of play. Amy's high levels of agility prove useful when ducking and diving out of harm's way but in terms of outright versatility, Jacob is our preferred slayer of choice.

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Dead Island 2 slayer tier list

With all six slayers so closely matched, we've decided to place all of them in a tier list to rank them from best to worst. With that said, check out our Dead Island 2 slayer tier list below!

Tier Slayer
SJacob Amy
ABruno Dani Ryan

At the top of our list are Jacob and Amy thanks to their high levels of health and agility. Closely following the top tier are Ryan, Bruno, and Dani. Ryan's toughness proves useful in sticky situations as does Dani's high stamina while Bruno's enhanced critical damage is perfect for dealing huge numbers to the undead.

There you have it, that's all there is to know about the best Dead Island 2 slayer. For more zombie-slaying intel, check out our other guides showcasing how to level up fast and all there is to know about the gun list.

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