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Sam B
Game(s) DItopleft DIRtopleft DIEtopleft
Personal info
Gender Male
Age 30's

Unitedstates African American

Status Alive
Portrayed by Malcolm X Ray
Melee proficiency Melee105
Ranged proficiency Ranged95
Roles Durable, Disabler, Initiator
Passive Impenetrable
Block chance is increased when your health is low.
Increases Block: 10%
Percent of Max Health: 33%
Difficulty Difficulty-damage-mobility-3
Protection Protection-control-4
Damage Difficulty-damage-mobility-3
Control Protection-control-5
Mobility Difficulty-damage-mobility-4

Sam B is the first returning playable character featured in Dead Island: Epidemic.


Sam B. was just a washed-up rapper before he learned he was immune to the deadly outbreak. Now he's found his place in the sun: the islands of Indonesia, where he's risen to fame as a protector of survivors from the relentless tides of infected. Sam B likes his killing up close and personal. He charges into combat and absorbs as much damage as he can to help allies.
— Sam B's lore

Sam B likes his killing up close and personal. He charges into combat and absorbs as much damage as he can to help allies.


Charge (Q)

(Max level 4)

Charge toward target location, dealing area damage and pulling enemies towards you. Enemies in your path are knocked to the sides as you charge.

  • Cooldown: 12s
  • Cast time: 0.2s
Area Damage: 90/100/110/140%

Like a Rock

(Skill level 2)

Enemies at the impact are stunned.

Stun: 1s


(Skill level 3)

You and allies in the impact area gain a shield if there is an ally in the area.

Duration: 6s

Earthshaker (E)

(Max level 4)

Slam your hammer into the ground, causing a shockwave in front of you. The shockwave cripples and deals damage to enemies.

  • Cooldown: 12s
  • Cast time: 0.5s
Damage: 80/90/100/130%
Cripple Duration: 2s

Grand Canyon

(Skill level 2)

Increases the shockwave's distance.

Distance Increase: 33%

Powerful Impact

(Skill level 3)

Enemies hit are disarmed.

Disarm: 2s

Grim Retaliation (R)

(Max level 4)

You have a chance to retaliate with a strong area attack when receiving damage. Activate to reduce damage dealt to you for the duration.

  • Cooldown: 14s
  • Cast time: 0s
Passive Retaliate chance: 20/25/30/40%
Passive Area Damage: 40%
Reduced Damage Taken: 50%
Duration: 2%

Last Stand

(Skill level 2)

You cannot die while Grim Retaliation is active.

Cruel Mending

(Skill level 3)

Grim Retaliation attacks leeches health. Each enemy hit reduces the effect.

Leech: 35%
Reduced Effect: 5%

Who do you Voodoo? (F)

(Max level 3)

Play the song that made you great, taunting nearby enemies in the area, reduce incoming damage and have Grim Retaliation trigger each time you are hit even if you have not selected that skill. Not dispellable. You become immune to debuffs in this state.

  • Cooldown: 120s
  • Cast time: 0.1s
Block Damage: 75%
Duration: 2.5/3/3.5s
Damage to break: 30%


(Skill level 2)

Finish the beat by swinging your hammer around you.

Area Damage: 150%



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