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Tomahawk (Dead Rising 2)
Dead rising Tomahawk
Type Melee
Uses 30
Strength Good (Melee)
Great (Thrown)
Location Looters
The Chieftain's Hut
Fits in Inventory Yes

The Tomahawk is a weapon found in Dead Rising 2 and Dead Rising 2: Off the Record. It is a small Native American axe, resembling a hatchet with a straight shaft.

As a melee weapon, the Tomahawk is relatively weak; however, when thrown, it can kill a zombie in a single blow.


Dead rising tomahawk main
  • Main: Tap X/Square to swing the Tomahawk underhand, from right to left.

Dead rising tomahawk combo
  • Combo: During main attack, tap X/Square to swing the Tomahawk from left to right, in a parallel motion across Chuck's chest.[1]


  • One of the Looters in the case Find Katey Zombrex has a tomahawk. It is one of weapons most commonly used by Looters.
  • The tomahawk is one of the few weapons which main attack is an undercut, starting from Chuck's waist and swinging upwards.

Weapon Animations
Animation name Animation shared with
  1. Machete,
  2. Magician Sword,
  3. Mannequin Female Left Leg

Unique to the Tomahawk (Dead Rising 2)



  1. Items.txt:
    cPlayerWeaponItem Tomahawk

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