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For the weapon of the same name featured in Dead Island 2, see Fire Axe (Dead Island 2).

The Fire Axe is a two-handed weapon featured in Dead Island and Dead Island: Riptide. It can be sold by select Merchants or found in Metal chests or on killed Zombies


The Fire Axe is a two handed weapon, with slow attack speed but high force and a wide attack arc. It therefore requires a lot more thought before committing to a fight wielding a Fire Axe as the slow attack speed makes it a very unforgiving weapon if the attack misses, especially against fast Infected or a swarm of Walkers. It's most effective against large, high-health enemies such as Rams, Thugs or Floaters, as the high damage (for a two-handed) and high force allows them to be taken down with relatively few hits, as well as quite often severing limbs in one shot. However, being a heavy two-handed weapon, it does drain stamina quickly, so be warned about using this in a close combat-multiple zombie situation.



The Fire Axe can only accept one mod: