An equally known weapon across many different jobs and platforms, the Chainsaw makes its debut as a short ranged, high hitting, consistent damage dealing weapon against the dead within the Frontier, but at with a cost: Fuel.
Chainsaws have a single attack, but holding down the right click allows the player to ready the weapon for immediate attack. Holding the left click will allow the player to attack for as long as they'd like with the Chainsaw, however, the Weapon will consume fuel at a consistent rate. A player may hold an attack for as long as they have fuel until they have to reload more fuel into the weapon.
Notes about Melee:
- Chainsaws are loud, and will attract the attention of any Zombies within the area.
- Chainsaws have a short range for their attack, keep this in mind when engaging Zombies with their Fire and Infection Auras.
- While the Chainsaws may deal consistent damage, their lack of stun/stun duration proves to be difficult for using against bosses
- While attacking with a Chainsaw, the player can move around as fast as their Walk Speed allows it
Requirements & Recommendations Edit
The player must be at least level 10 before being able to have access to the first Chainsaw, known as the Hedge Trimmer. After which, every 10 levels, the player will have access to the next tier of Chainsaw, and so forth.
The recommendation if one is to be investing their skills revolving around Chainsaws is the Exterminator or Hunter, Lumberjack, and Toughness perks in the skill tree. Due to the issue of Chainsaws being restricted until level 10, it is recommended the player create a new character, supplemented by books and Outpost Attacks, as the initial grind in order to obtain level 10 without any help via books or Outposts Attacks will prove to take longer than expected, and the fact that Account Stashes are shared between all characters. If the player is looking to create a duo weapon focused character, Reloading is another skill the player can focus on, due to the skill increasing walk speed.
The player should also look into obtaining equipment revolving around Body Damage, Attack Speed, Damage VS Infected, Incoming Damage, Health, and Walk Speed. As stated earlier due to the nature of the weapon's range and allowed movement via Walk speed, it is imperative that the player has the best movement speed, and the most reduction in damage while using the Chainsaw. If the player is deciding to invest in a Chainsaw build, note that bosses have a resistance against stun after being initially stunned for the first 3 or so seconds
Aggro Combat In Single-player Edit
Unlike Melee Weapons, the Chainsaw can easily take on multiple infected due to its high attack rate, meaning that a crowd of the infected can fall within seconds given the player has the right equipment for the occasion. However, it is recommended the player get a little range before engaging, as to allow the chainsaw to be able to effectively dispatch of the Zombies before you.
Tips for using Chainsaws: Edit
Currently each Chainsaw has a different range with the Hedge Trimmer being the longest. As of right now you can make use of the Hedge Trimmer's range on a stronger Chainsaw by equipping the Hedge Trimmer cosmetic on-top of another Chainsaw such as the Ronan Pro.
The best way to conserve and maximize Fuel usage with the Chainsaws is to make sure the blade is 'pressed' pretty deep into your target before firing, if instead you pre-fire the Chainsaw it can cause your target to bounce on and off of the blade, wasting Fuel and hitting them at a relatively slow pace.
You can use Chainsaws to cut enemies limbs off such as legs. As infected can sometimes fall down and regenerate a small pool of their health, you can use this to your advantage by aiming at their higher body with the potential to completely cut their head off, rendering them dead instantly.
- Excellent at crowd control and containing constant damage on Zombies.
- It is currently being debated if Chainsaws are the best weapon for Outpost Attacks due to the inflation of prices, however, this is subject to change over time.
- Chainsaws are noisy, and can attract multiple infected much like bullet based weapons.
- In higher-level areas, more skills and equipment are required to keep the effectiveness of the Chainsaws
Stat Rolls Edit
Here's a list of possible stats that can be rolled onto Weapons when you loot or enhance them:
Weapon Body Damage, Weapon Attack Speed, Weapon Stun Duration, Weapon Knockback Distance, Weapon Surprise Damage, Weapon Minimum Accuracy, Weapon Maximum Accuracy, Weapon Range, Weapon Aim Speed, Weapon Reloading Speed, Weapon Ammo Capacity, Weapon Noise Radius, Weapon Headshot Damage, Damage vs Humans, Damage vs Infected, Damage vs Mutated, Health, Search Speed, Energy, Hydration, EXP Gained, Inventory Capacity, Incoming Damage, Incoming Stun Threshold, Incoming Stun Recovery, Bleeding Chance, Radiation Chance, Infection Chance, Burns Chance, Jog Speed, Walk Speed, Sneak Speed, Sprint Speed, Sprint Duration, Sprint Cooldown, Dodge Cooldown, Dodge Duration, Health Restoration, Energy Restoration, Hydration Restoration, Energy Needs, Hydration Needs, Footstep Noise Radius, Visibility Range, Sneak Visibility Range, Kick Damage, Kick Stun Duration, Kick Knockback, Kick Cooldown, Lockpick Chance, Find Ammo Chance, Find Food Chance, Find Book Chance, Find Drink Chance, Find Clothing Chance, Find Weapon Chance, Find Medical Chance, Find Fuel Chance, Find Superior Chance, Find Rare Chance, Find Elite Chance, Find Unique Chance.
List of Chainsaws Edit
Equipment Slot: Weapon
Equipment Slot: Weapon
Equipment Slot: Weapon