How to get skill cards in Dead Island 2

Dead Island 2 skill card – Dead Island 2’s combat mechanics are a bit different compared to its predecessors. Nevertheless, while you take your time to completely understand the basics of combat in Dead Island 2, there’s one thing that you absolutely should not miss out on, and that is “Skill Cards”. These Skill Cards play a crucial role as they will decide the way you combat your enemies in the game.

Additionally, there’s a bunch of them to choose from and acquire. Hence, in this article by Frontech, we’ll be guiding you with how you could get your hands on Skill Cards in Dead Island 2, keep reading!

How to get skill cards in Dead Island 2

The best way to acquire Skill Cards is to just keep playing and progressing through the game, that is, by leveling up. Another way to acquire these Skill Cards would be to complete certain side quests and, finally, to find them as you roam the world. Further, these cards can be classified into five types, these include:


These cards act as passive abilities to your main “ability” cards, these usually end up providing effects like Speed Boost, Increased Attack Speed, Faster Health regen, etc. One survivor card can be added for each skill.


This is a unique ability that your Slayer will already possess. Amy for example has the ability to regain stamina as she hits zombies by throwing weapons.


Ability cards include basic combat skills, these could include one or more of the actions that follow:

  • Jump Skill – Attack effect of the basic jump kick mechanism.
  • Defense Skill – The ability to dodge and block attacks from enemies.
  • Special Skill – Secondary attack that might include special skills such as dash and strike, ground pound, etc.
  • Fury skill Attack slot  – basic attack you’ll be able to use in fury mode.
  • Fury skill slot – A secondary special “fury” ability, which can include abilities like Street Brawler, Surgical focus, etc.


Certain powerful late-game cards.


Secondary passives that focus on providing advantages that depend on other forms of attack, this could be in the form of a damage boost that you’ll be rewarded after performing a certain ability.

Skill Cards in Dead Island 2

You won’t be able to collect cards for the “innate” type, as this ability is specific to your slayer. Otherwise, a number of cards can be found for the other four types of cards.

These cards will further be unlocked as you progress through the game, and as the difficulty level increases, so will the abilities or benefits that are provided to you via these cards. All in all, these cards make combat a lot easier for you!

That’s all you need to know about cards in Dead Island 2.

If you think this guide has helped you, then let us know in the comment section below. Also, for more guides on Dead Island 2 keep an eye on Frondtech.

That’s all, folks!

Last Updated on April 27, 2023

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