Dead Rising 2 Combo Card Weapon Guide


Location of Card:
Imported from Case Zero
Gotten by simply leveling up between levels 1 - 10

Location of Components:
By pairing up a Propane Tank with a Box of Nails you get this nasty piece of work.

You can always find a propane tank just outside of the safe room by going into the closet to the left of the maintenance room. There are others scattered around the mall but it’s surprisingly rare. Some more can be found in the South Plaza construction area but they’re still not common.

Nails can be obtained from almost every maintenance room as well as scattered about the mall. They’re surprisingly easy to find with just a bit of looking although they are sometimes in the oddest places, such as in the dirt under the palm trees in Royal Flush Plaza.

Descriptions of Weapons:
The I.E.D. is something of a mixed bag. When thrown into a crowd of zombies, or stuck to a zombie, it can be blown up to devastate the surrounding horde. In these situations it’s useful for clearing a path as well as getting a lot of PP. This makes it very helpful when rescuing survivors… Well it would if you could store the thing. Unfortunately as the I.E.D. can only be carried in your hands or dropped it’s only marginally as useful as it could be.

Keep in mind that if playing with two players the I.E.D. suddenly becomes incredibly useful again. If one person carries it while the other clears the way this explosive can be deployed only when it’s truly needed.

Notes: Good for clearing crowds but too unwieldy to carry around.

Rating: 2/5 (3/5 in co-op)


Infernal Arms

Location of Card:
Gotten by simply leveling up between levels 20 – 35.

Location of Components:
By combining a Training Sword with Motor Oil you will get this bad boy.

The Training Sword is found in a few very specific locations, namely the backstage area of the Slot Ranch Casino and the Hamburger Fiefdom in the Food Court. There is also one in the maintenance room in the Atlantica Casino.

Motor Oil is pretty easy to get a hold of it just requires some backwards logic. Make your way over to the BBQ House in the food court. There you can find one outside on the decking and another inside. Otherwise your best bet is to check the maintenance rooms for some.

Descriptions of Weapons:
In most cases the flaming version of a weapon is the weaker one. That situation is reversed when it comes to the weapons created using the Training Sword. The Holy Arms is quite weak while the Infernal Arms is an incredibly devastating weapon. Since the flames will kill any enemies touched by the wild, sweeping swings of this weapon it doesn’t matter if the initial hit kills them or not. Wading into a group of zombies with this weapon you can clear it out in a very short time.

Notes: Very deadly against groups.

Rating: 3/5


Knife Gloves

Location of Card:
Gotten by simply leveling up between levels 15 - 25

Location of Components:
Combining Bowie Knives with some Boxing Gloves will net you this weapon.

Bowie Knives can be gotten by pretty easily since they’re not exactly rare. You can often find one in the safe house although plenty of zombies are carrying them around. When in doubt head to any Hunting store for a good chance at coming across some knives sitting in the display cases.

Boxing Gloves are fairly easy to acquire simply by going to any Sporting good store, notably the one in Royal Flush Plaza has a few of them. A pair of them is sitting on some payphones near the southwestern maintenance room in the Palisades Mall as well.

Descriptions of Weapons:
This weapon is something of a psychopath slayer as well as cutting through zombies like butter. Each swing of these gloves will kill only one zombie, slicing them to ribbons, but they come out so fast that they can slice through zombie hordes in short order. Where this really excels is when you’re dealing with the psychopaths. Because of how fast the three hit combo for this weapon comes out you can hit the psychopath three times rapidly and then move away before they can strike back. This makes it a great choice for dealing with almost any psychopath you can close to melee with.

Notes: An incredibly effective weapon.

Rating: 5/5


Laser Sword

Location of Card:
On the Platinum Strip enter Paradise Platinum Screens. Here you can find a movie poster for “Laser Knight” that will give you this card.

Location of Components:
This thing is somehow made by duct taping some gems to a flashlight. Somehow.

Gems can be gotten from just about any jewelry store in any of the various mall areas. They are often inside of the glass display cases so just shatter them and then pull out some gems. Occasionally they can be found on the floor elsewhere but this is rare.

The Flashlight is relatively easy to find especially as one of them can be found in the safe room just by looking around a bit. More of them can be found all over the city but if in doubt simply head back to Royal Flush Plaza and kill some Looters to get more of them.

Descriptions of Weapons:
You would think that a weapon that cuts through zombies like wet tissue paper would be the be all, end all of weapons. You’d think that but you would be fairly wrong. The Laser Sword is incredibly effective at cutting apart zombies… when it connects. See, the problem with this weapon is that the first two swings of the three hit combo can be fairly hard to hit with. Your third swing cuts everything around you apart so that’s very effective but the first few are tricky to use. Be careful with it and you should be fine.

Notes: Too cumbersome to be reliable.

Rating: 3/5



Location of Card:
Gotten by simply leveling up between levels 1 – 10.

Location of Components:
The Molotov requires that you have both liquor and a newspaper. These are easily found by going to:

Liquor can be gotten from a variety of places, this is basically Las Vegas 2.0, but it’s most reliably gotten any place labeled Drink that sounds remotely adult. Pubs, bars and the like are your source for liquor and beer.

Newspapers too can be found in a number of places but a quick way to grab one of them is to head to the food area just outside the safe room in Royal Flush Plaza. Here you can find a few newspapers scattered around that can be snatched up.

Descriptions of Weapons:
Molotov cocktails are kind of a strange weapon. They’re quite useful for clearing out a tightly packed group of zombies, setting them on fire and burning them to death in very short order. However the range of the throw is very hard to judge, you only get one at a time and the radius of the fire isn’t really all that impressive. In a lot of ways they’re kind of like self-made versions of the Queen wasps. While it can be useful you could also easily go the entire game without using one once.

Notes: Helpful but not needed.

Rating: 2/5


  • MetaSyke - July 9, 2011 8:24 a.m.

    *places his bronzed Knife Gloves up on his mantle* Thank you my friends, you have treated me well through my zombie killing career. Yes, the Tesla Ball is a rip snorting load of fun to use, even if it's not the easiest to create.
  • scarcie0018 - December 16, 2010 4:11 p.m.

    well i only need like 3 cards but thanks geeza... they should be where u said they are right???? hahah jus messin safe.
  • misfit119 - October 20, 2010 7:32 a.m.

    Many of the safe rooms in Dead Rising 2 contain the tools required to make combo weapons. It felt kind of redundant to point most of these out as the combo weapons really aren't all that effective. They're fun but you're often better with a shotgun, LMG and a few Spiked Bats. @kyle94: Without the combo card the weapon takes roughly two to three shots to kill an individual zombie. With the combo card it's basically just a glorified shotgun. So overall it seemed kind of like a worthless weapon to me. @Michael: I'd have loved to have been part of the conversation that brought on that whoopsie, heh! I was wondering what the heck that was or if it was a prank from a colleague (a friend made it so that Word replaced every instance of the word "this" with "that". Made for some uh... interesting re-edits.
  • tiny090 - October 16, 2010 4:43 p.m.

    muyjuhjnythgyyhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh u ok pp'[;#] # m o # 0 jk
  • tiny090 - October 16, 2010 2:28 p.m.

    i love the game esspecialy going rampage with the weelchair thanx 4 manking the game
  • wtyonamefooo - October 16, 2010 7 a.m.

    maplestory ftw... lol
  • Ninja-Monkey-91 - October 10, 2010 4:48 p.m.

    For the electric chair. Both items can be found in the BBQ shack next to the Americana casino. There are always two or three wheelchairs outside the maintenance room and the room itself has a battery.
  • 1zombielion - October 10, 2010 5:01 a.m.

    Nice guide. An easy way to get wingmen and queens is to go to pot of gold in silver strip and combine the 3 orange juices with beer. Grab the chaisaw from the top of the stage and combine it with the motorcyle. Drink one of the nectars then get on the bike and run over zombies. When you get off there should be around 6 queens. Then just fuse some with the nectar.
  • kyle94 - October 10, 2010 4:48 a.m.

    I didn't think the gem blower was useless. I don't know what you were doing with it, but when I used it after I got the combo card, it worked rather well. Wasn't practical, but did kill zombies. Hell, it was basically a giant shotgun for me. I remember shooting one zombie next to me and his body went flying while his head floated in mid-air for a second and then fell down.
  • Slayer11496 - October 9, 2010 3:35 a.m.

    I actually thought up combining a blast frequency gun with an amp shortly after finding it. Yay for me!!! :)
  • GamesRadarMichaelGrimm - October 8, 2010 10:28 p.m.

    Sometimes I'm typing in AIM and it's not the active window, and sometimes PickeHitlered happens. @_@ Fixed, and the Guide is complete!
  • misfit119 - October 7, 2010 12:53 a.m.

    Yeah, wow. No idea what the hell happened there. I know my computer was having a seizure thanks to all the video capture while I was typing. What's even more interesting is that typo isn't in my original file. Weird. @leyviur - I found it much easier to grab two bow and arrows from the Chieftains Hut, the two dynamite sticks in RFP and use the two Blambows to slaughter zombies left and right. I see your point though but it's still fairly limited in use.
  • taco12324 - October 5, 2010 10:35 p.m.

    I can't believe that the GR guys haven't noticed that the paragraph on where tennis raquets are was taken over by Hitler. Is this like some kind of new reverse Grammar Nazi that purposely misspells words?
  • RobertW - October 5, 2010 10:08 p.m.

    PickeHitlerd? People, I think we just got Hitler Roll'd...
  • Voltanis - October 5, 2010 11:52 a.m.

    You don't get a combo card for it from Case Zero, but the Beer Hat is a carryover from Case Zero as well. In Still Creek, when making the jump across the alleyway to get to the hunting store, turn right instead of left and follow the planks on top of those buildings to find a lone construction hat. The bowling alley or bar has plenty of beer.
  • Leyviur - October 5, 2010 11:22 a.m.

    An incredible use for the Dynameat is for early leveling. Near the Atlantica casino is a maintenence room where you can make the knife gloves. Right outside this room is a stick of dynamite and hunk of meat. Using this you can throw it at a nearby enemy horde for a giant PP spike that remains significant until level 30, or so. Respawning these items is merely a matter of going into the casino and back out again. I got to around level 35 using this method, and had no trouble running through the story afterwards.
  • chriszewski - October 5, 2010 11:11 a.m.

    Sorry for the double post but there is a much more convenient location for dynamite in the Royal Flush Plaza. Three sticks to be exact. Go toward the exit that leads to Fortune Park but stay in the plaza. Upstairs you will see a red phone booth that you can climb. Climb up onto the overhang for the store underneath and walk over to the broken railing and jump up again. Turn around and jump to the flower box and climb up one last time. There will be a large hot air balloon with a blue stuffed bunny and three glorious sticks of TNT. Its a long jump but easily makeable. Alternatively, instead of jumping to the balloon you can climb into the windows and snag a sniper rifle, steak and a spear. Makes the Blambow more enticing with less travel!
  • chriszewski - October 5, 2010 10:51 a.m.

    A note on the Beer Hat: its usefulness increases signifigantly if you pick up the Drinks magazine and either Health magazine. Drinks - Drinking alcohol no longer makes chuck puke. Found in Atlantica Casino on top of the ceiling fixture near the clam shell.
  • philipshaw - October 5, 2010 10:30 a.m.

    Great guide and you are right in the baseball bat with nails is the best weapon in the game. I used that for most of the game
  • NathanXplosion - October 5, 2010 5:29 a.m.

    My favorite combo weapon has to be the Blitzkrieg, which is a wheelchair, a car battery, and a merc assault rifle. Its not the one I used the most, just the one I had the most fun while using when I did.

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