Best Weapons to Have In a Zombie Apocalypse


The Top Ten

1 Shotgun

Best and most well known weapon ever. A katana would just chop off the zombie head and zombies must have a brain destroyed to be killed so the zombie head could flop around and bite you. Even so the katana requires you to chop 15 times to dice the brain into bits. Plus this is 2 weapons in 1. You have a shotgun and a club when you run out of ammo!

Almost every weapon requires some training but since the pellets in a shotgun spread anybody could use one. You just need to know how to reload, aim, and pull the trigger.

Katana and shotgun

Fact is with weapons like a katana and bows, you still need training which most people don't have. Even with an assault rifle or pistol, you still need a certain amount of training to use it accurately. For a shotgun, the you just have to point it in the targets direction and pull the trigger.

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2 Katana

The katana is the best melee weapon in my opinion.

Guns can run out of ammo, can be slow, low ranged, or not do the job when you would expect it to. The Katana on the other hand, while it is short ranged, is powerful, everlasting, quick, and not to mention just plain awesome!

I'll take the Katana. It's sharp, strong, light-weight, and it comes with a second weapon

Guns run out of ammo. Give me a katana and a blade sharpener and I'm all set!

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3 Chainsaw

This sucks because A. you would splatter zombie blood and guts all over you which will end up making you a zombie and B. you would be horrified to see what a chainsaw would actually do

Melee weapons could be useless if the infection is spread like in 28 Days/Weeks Later through contact with infected blood. - NobodyFamous

It's useful for killing zombies very quickly, but it makes a lot of noise. - ethanmeinster

Would be terrible if the zombies had one of these.

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4 Bow and Arrow

Its easier to use in my opinion than any type of gun. The bow and arrow can both be deadly weapon if combined and used properly. While guns have more power the bow and arrow can be upgraded. For example the arrows can be sharpened, longer, and or have poison on the arrow. If you did all those things there is no chance of a zombie living

You have close and long range covered. It is silent, it doesn't use bullets AND you can re-use the arrows and its perfect for most scenarios. Only useless in a hand-to-hand situation, unless you could stab the arrow. For me the perfect combination would be -Bow and Arrow and a Katana- just invincible - Dodolodo

With a bow you can kill zombies and other survivors without giving away your hiding place and the ammo is reusable.

5 Spiked Baseball Bat

It’s better than a katana. - VeganTurtle

Spikes or no, this will do the job for you all day, every day. Durable, easy to wield, it'll break skulls and never run out of ammo. You could vote for Katana, but we need to vote with accessibility in mind. You will never find a real Katana in a zombie apocalypse.

Absolutley! You don't even need spikes.

6 Axe

The axe is like a kitana, but is easier balanced, more powerful, and simpler to use. It's a classic apocalyptic weapon used for more than killing zombies, in ways ranging from hacking down doors to amputation. The force and weight supplied by an axe swung onto a human head is enough to either mash it or split in right down the middle. Overall, it's not just a good weapon, it should be one of the best.

7 Assault Rifle

If there's a mob of zombies... well any automatic gun would help you really

Guns are about the best weapons. Those of you who voted for a flamethrower have probably never used one. Feels like someone opened a damn oven in front of your face.

Good for long range shooting and can be used as an assault rifle as well

Blow off the zombie's faces and limbs! Take that undead freaks!

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9 Baseball Bat

Aluminum bat is lethal, won't get stuck in zombies skull, no reloading, ammunition or fuel required..22 rifle with suppressor and subsonic ammo is also great.

Much more practical than a gun. Guns make a lot of noise, require ammunition, practice, maintenance, and can overheat. With a simple item such as a baseball bat, it requires no practice; just whack the zombie over the head. They make less noise and are more reliable. Bats are easier to find as well. Get one made of a strong light metal as wood will wear and crack, and may give you splinters.

This is easily the most practical weapon in a zombie apaocalypse. Guns require ammo, make a lot of noise and you need training to use them so not the best option. Plus where will you find weapons like guns and swords as most people don't own them. Baseball bats on the other hand are easy to access so if zombies suddenly appear you shouldn't find it that hard to get one.

Only downside is durability, wooden or plastic breaks easily over peoples skulls. Aluminum is the best way to go.

10 Crossbow

Quiet, reusable ammo, and general big dick energy

Better than bow and arrow because it is easier to use while the bow and arrow is very hard

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The Contenders

11 Pistol

Quick to pull out and fairly easy to use and can be silenced easy.

. lightweight kills at good distance High capacity

12 A Nuke

But for real though how you gonna find it

Booh yah

13 Throwing Knives

Knives are left in stabbing victims for a reason, they are hard to pull out again, and may not be all that effective without training - GamingGodPrime

You don't have to buy ammo for them. You can learn to use them fairly quickly. If I had to choose, I'd say throwing knives and bow.

Throwing knives? You throw them and have to pick them back up. - errrr

14 Hammer
15 A Tank

Where are you going to get one? - I80

Do I have to explain? It is really heavy duty and really protected.
Also it has huge tracks to run zombies over.

16 Drill

Ya so you can drill through the zombies flesh.

17 Machete

Think about it. A baseball bat, but with a blade instead of a aluminum bludgeon. Also, shotguns should be taken off the list, and a lot of other stuff, too. See Seven Zombie Weapons which would Get You Killed.

18 Minigun


19 Maxwell's Notebook

Yeah, just make a giant flaming shotgun help by a kraken with it - EliHbk

20 Flamethrower

Also effective on vampires.

21 Frying Pan
22 A Grenade
23 Cutlass
24 Molotov Cocktail
25 Crowbar
26 Spear

Can be thrown, you can stab with it or slash if you have a naginata or a thick bladed spear, could use to string up shelter if your desperate, can also take down deer and boars if need be

27 Hatchet

A large hatchet around 20 inches provides just as much lethality as an axe, but has much more agility and maneuverability. It can also be used more easily in close quarters.

28 Fighter Jet

You can escape easily. It shoots bombs.
It shootes ammo. Zombies won't be able to break it.

29 Machine Gun

They use a lot of turds

Its awesome

30 Garden Fork
31 Vinyl Records

Perfect as throwing discs. Just make sure not to throw any special editions.

It appears we have Shaun of the Dead fans here. - NobodyFamous

32 Bazooka
33 Sabre
34 Sledgehammer
35 Shiv

Easy to get but best used in a worst case scenario.

36 Light Saber

This weapon has the advantage of being infinitely powered, so you don't need to find ammo, risking your life. It is compact as well, and since you're going against zombies, you don't need jedi skills and coordination to use it. It also cuts through zombies like butter, and doubles as an easy way to get through doors.

37 Laser Rifle
38 Bombs

Takes out tons of zombies at a time. Very affective. Here's a tip well I'm here to. If you go over a mine field, use a hovercraft. It can even go over the most sensitive mines. Got it from myth busters. True story.

39 Torch

Any long piece of wood set alight will burn zombies to ash. - Dale

40 Golf Club

Very strong with solid metal ends..

Very powerful

41 Ray Gun
42 Pitch Fork
43 IED
44 Cricket Bat
45 Snooker Cue
46 Cyanide

When in doubt, sprinkle Cyanide one of your fallen comrades and let the zombies poison themselves while eating the tainted flesh. - Dale

47 Scythe

Totally badass. A few slices and your enemy's dead. simple as. they also look really awesome in action. - fandom__universe

48 Minigun Turret

Because so you be in the ground be in the top with a minigun turret because it so cool.

49 Auto Nailgun

Because its will shoot out nails

50 A Metal Baseball Bat

Because it more better that a wooden one and its with not break. - yoza-yoza

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