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This article is about the survivor. For the quest, see Banoi Butcher (quest).

You come to save this nosy bitch, brattahs? You're too late, she's gonna make a nice fucking supper!
— The Banoi Butcher, referring to his latest victim

The Banoi Butcher is a survivor featured in Dead Island.


He is located inside the Prison, along with a group of survivors led by Titus Kabui. It is said that he killed his entire family with a machete when he was nine years old. He is also a cannibal. As such, everyone in the prison is afraid of him. During the zombie outbreak, the Banoi Butcher slaughtered every prisoner and guard in the same area of the prison as him, so the other inmates locked the entrance to that area to prevent him from escaping and killing them as well. He is the primary focus of the side quest Banoi Butcher, in which the player must find him and kill him in order to put the other prisoners at ease.

Banoi Butcher (post-patch)
Level Health
1 2000
9 2500
16 3600
31 6500
40 8000
50 9000


The Banoi Butcher is a middle aged man with shaved brown hair and a clean shaven face. He wears orange prison trousers held by a brown belt and brown boots with no shirt. He also wears two silver chain necklaces.


You think I'm fucking crazy, don't cha? But it's the world that's fucking crazy. Not me. I'm just fucking hungry!
— The Banoi Butcher


  • Being a human, headshots will do massive damage, being also able to kill him instantly.
  • He will not attack the player until they enter the room or, as of the latest patch, until an attack is initiated on him provided he is not killed in the immediate aftermath (such as utilizing the molotov tactic detailed below but opting not to follow up with a firearm).
  • Attacking using an automatic rifle is rather effective.
  • The easiest way to defeat him is to use your Fury move on him. If your Fury is melee-based, just pummel away while dodging him. If your Fury is a ranged attack, you can just stand back and attack him from a distance.
  • An easy way to defeat him is to simply wait until the door opens, then toss a Molotov at him. As he is thrashing in the flames, get in close with a shotgun or automatic and open fire.
  • Another easier way is with a shotgun, let him approach you and just when he is about to swing, shoot at his head, killing him and leaving a bloody corpse.
  • Possibly the most effective way to kill him is to simply stand outside the door and shoot him in the head.
  • Standing outside the door and shooting him with a shotgun is incredibly effective, though becomes easier with the Shock Shotgun Mod equipped.
  • Another easier way is to throw a knife (with the Sticky Bomb mod) at him. Avoid his attacks or back off until he explodes into a bloody corpse.


  • In the original released version of the game, the Banoi Butcher was no tougher than any other human enemy, and thus died very easily despite his boss-like status. After the latest patch, the Banoi Butcher has been made into a more challenging opponent, roughly on par with a special infected such as a Thug or Butcher. He now has about 5 times as much health as a normal human enemy, is resistant to knockdowns, and his attack now deals about as much damage as a punch from a Thug.
  • In the Dead Island: Definitive Edition remaster, he no longer has enhanced health and is no tougher than a regular human enemy, as the Definitive Edition appears to be based on the pre-patch version of Dead Island.
  • His combat behaviours are very similar to Jason. It's also interesting to note that they're both cannibals.
  • His story is clearly based on slasher villains.