Overview

All zombies are capable of melee damage within roughly 3 studs to a player, the Shop, and the Barricade, although there are some exceptions (Long Arms have a longer reach, Flamers have an even longer reach and use their flamethrower instead of melee). Melee damage occurs at roughly 10 Hz.

Additionally, some uncommon zombies are capable of dealing indirect damage (damage that is NOT contact damage). The Boomer is capable of explosive damage (worth 50), the Toxic Zombie and the Lurker (hard mode or above) is capable of poison damage (damage over time and slow), the Flamer is capable of fire damage (damage over time) and the Berserker is capable of bleed damage (damage over time and slow).

Zombs deal 50% reduced damage on Wave 1, with their damage gradually increasing until Wave 6, when they deal regular damage.
This scaling is removed in hard mode and above, therefore they will deal the full damage at Wave 1.

Zombies' movement speed gradually increase every wave, up until Wave 20. All types variate from themselves.

The spawn rate and maximum number of Zombies increases as waves go by, up to Wave 19. On Wave 1, spawning is delayed by roughly 2 seconds. On Wave 20, spawning is delayed by roughly 0.5 seconds.

The following formula regarding spawn delay is used up to Wave 19: 2/((WaveNo.*0.15)+1)

Zombies additionally can scale by levels depending on the mode played. The changes to the zombies are as follows:

Level 1

  • Appears in Easy and Normal mode, and Career mode at waves 1-20.
  • Basic uncommon and special zombie abilities.

Level 2

  • Appears in Hard mode and Career mode at waves 21-30.
  • Uncommon and special zombies have deadlier abilities and some have new abilities.

Level 3

  • Appears in Nightmare mode and Career mode at waves 31-40.
  • Even deadlier uncommon and special zombie abilities.
  • All zombies have red eyes.

Level 4

  • Appears in Impossible mode and Career mode at waves 41+.
  • Extremely deadly uncommon and special zombie abilities.
  • All zombies have black eyes.
Zombie Easy Normal Hard Nightmare Impossible
Regular W1 100-160 150-240 225-360 300-480 450-720
Wraith W1 1015-1620
Berserker W1 2700-11137
Regular W6 435-695 650-1040 975-1560 1300-2080 1950-3120
Wraith W6 2440-3900 4390-7020
Berserker W6 11700-48262
Regular W11 770-1232 1155-1848 1735-2772 2310-3696 3465-5544
Wraith W11 1155-1848 1735-2772 2600-4158 4335-6930 8000-12474
Berserker W11 11550-47644 20790-85759
Regular W16 1240-1985 1860-2976 2790-4464 3720-5952 5580-8929
Wraith W16 1860-2975 2790-4464 4185-6696 6976-11161 12556-20090
Berserker W16 18601-76731 33483-138115
Regular W21 2000-3195 2996-4793 4494-7190 5992-9586 8987-14380
Wraith W21 3000-4795 4494-7190 6740-10785 11234-17945 20221-32354
Berserker W21 8029-33118 11983-49430 17975-74145 29958-123576 53924-222436
Regular W26 3215-5145 4825-7720 7237-11579 9649-15439 14474-23159
Wraith W26 4825-7720 7237-11580 10856-17369 18093-28948 32567-52107
Berserker W26 12930-53337 19299-79608 28948-119412 48247-199020 86845-358236
Regular W30 4710-7535 7064-11302 10596-16953 14128-22604 21192-33907
Wraith W30 7065-11300 10596-16953 15894-25430 26490-42383 47681-76290
Berserker W30 18931-78031 28255-116554 42383-174831 70639-291385 127150-524493

Types of Zombies

Common (Zombie)

Referred to as simply the common zombie by the game, which is by the book since it is the most common type of zombie. The Zombie has roughly a 4 in 5 chance of spawning when a zombie is chosen, depending on the spawn rates of other zombies. Initially at Wave 1, they start with 150 Health, and increases 100 Health each wave until Wave 9. On Wave 10, their health increase with a 1.1 multiplier for the next waves. For every player who is in the server and currently alive, their health increases by 12%, reaching up to 60% for a full 6-player server. They deal 33 damage per second, increasing each wave that passes. Their appearance is basic - a black torso and legs, and their respective skin color.

Gas Can's Agonizing Heat upgrade can slow down all common zombies walking on the fire.

The following formula is used up until Wave 9: ((WaveNo.*100)+50)*((PlayerCount*0.12)+0.88)*EnemyTypeMultiplier*ColorMultiplier

The following formula is used for Wave 10 and higher: (950*(1.1^(WaveNo.-9)))*((PlayerCount*0.12)+0.88)*EnemyTypeMultiplier*ColorMultiplier

Zombie Stats (values rounded off)
Wave Number Health DPS Speed
1 150 17
2 250 20
3 350 23
4 450 26
5 550 30
6 650 33
7 750 33
8 850 33
9 950 33
10 1045 33
15 1683 33
20 2710 33
25 4365 33
30 7030 33
40 18235 33
50 47296 33
75 512437 33
100 5552109 33

All common and uncommon zombies have a variant, which impacts how much health, movespeed, and head and arm color they have. They each have equal chance of occurring except the player variant which only spawns on player death.

Zombies of different color variant chasing a player

Pale

  • Default color, no modifiers.

Blue

  • 20% less health, moves faster.

Green

  • 20% more health, moves slower.

Red

  • 20% more health, moves faster, more damage, rarer than other variants.

Player

  • Not really a color variant, but a special variant that can occur in any common or uncommon zombie, which has more health, but less damage. Only appears when a player dies, which then take the appearance of the player who died, with further color variations.

Tips

  • Wither damage is based on pale zombie health, if you deal 100% wither damage you can instant kill pale zombies but not red or dark green ones since they have 20% more health.

Uncommon

Uncommon zombies are zombies with special attributes that make them deadlier than common zombies. In the beginning of the game, only one random uncommon will appear, but after every 5th wave, a new, random uncommon will be introduced, up until wave 26 when all uncommon will be in play. Different types of enemies have different probabilities of spawning. As a rule of thumb, the probabilities of uncommon zombies spawning instead of a common increases up to Wave 20. All uncommon zombies can have variations like common zombies (blue, pale, red, green, and player). There are currently 8 variations of uncommon zombies, 2 of which only appear in hard difficulty and above.

Long Arm

Has 20% more health and movespeed, increased range. Has longer arms, so it can tackle players from farther away. Has a white torso and legs.

At higher levels, Long Arms bare longer arms and increased movespeed.

Tips

  • Do not underestimate these zombies. Their abilities may not seem as potent as other uncommon but will nonetheless ravage you if left unchecked.

Crawler

Has 20% less health, increased movespeed. Crawls on the ground, so it may be harder to shoot, especially if they're too close. Has a light pastel blue torso and legs.

At higher levels, crawlers have even more movespeed. Starting at level 2 they jump periodically, jumping more frequently and higher at higher levels, and to add insult to injury, they can jump over the barricade, enabling them to attack players behind the barricade directly.

Tips

  • Crawlers are notorious for ambushing people and being very hard to hit due to their speed and an unusual hitbox.
    • Even more annoying at level 2+ due to their ability to jump.
    • Crawlers' low health means if you do hit them, it'll most likely kill them.
  • Traps are the simplest solution due to the ease of usage and the crawlers' low health.
    • Explosives work too, due to their low health makes it easier to take them down.
  • Try to keep your distance if crawlers spawn in your game as they'll catch up to you quickly.

Boomer

Has 25% more health and 10% less movespeed. Has a paunch or enlarged stomach (inside is presumably explosives or pressurized bile), and explodes on death. Has a green torso and legs.

The explosion is much bigger and more potent at higher levels, potentially killing you instantly even with armor at level 3+. Starting at level 2+ they spawn a common zombie upon death with the same chance of each color as a regular spawn. It is also possible for them to spawn player zombies.

Tips

  • Keep your distance, once you get into the explosion radius its nearly impossible to get out of it.
  • Melee players beware if this zombie spawns in your game. Consider perks that will make up the damage the Boomer deals via explosion (Life Leech, Shockproof, etc.).
  • Try to get support towers, like the Sniper duo to quickly eliminate this threat.

Toxic Zombie

Has 20% more health. Has neon glowing arms. Poisons players on contact, inflicting damage over time and slowing them down. Releases a puddle of poison on death, which also damages and poisons players who step on the puddle. Has a green torso and legs.

The poison becomes more potent at higher levels. Starting at level 2, the toxic puddles heal zombies over time and gives them a speed boost if they touch it and the puddle is bigger.

Tips

  • The Poison will likely be fatal if untreated. Even if you survive, you'll be in bad shape.
    • Constitution and Regrowth upgrades in Bodybuilding section can mitigate the poison damage.
  • Even when the zombie is killed, you can still take damage from this zombie if you step on the puddle the toxic zombies leaves on death.
    • Take extra caution when these zombies evolve to level 2, avoid leading the zombies into the toxic puddle or they start healing the damage you've dealt to it.
  • If you are a Tanker and stay in one spot, jumping will be helpful because you will reduce the damage you take in.

Armored Zombie

Has 25% more health, takes less damage from torsoshots. Wears Body Armor. Has a tan brown torso and legs. As of version 4.0 this and Helmet Zombie will always appear simultaneously when introduced.

The amount of damage prevented depends on the level of the zombies. At level 1 armor resists 50% of damage, level 2 armor resists 66% of damage, and at level 3 armor resists 75% of damage. At level 4 this zombie is replaced by the Heavy Armour Zombie.

Tips

  • Just aim for the head.
    • If you can't for whatever conditions, consider a weapon that ignores armor.
    • It would be wise to keep your distance. It's difficult to aim with accuracy, and it's heavy armor will tank many hits, making this a very lethal zombie.

Helmet Zombie

Has 25% more health, takes less damage from headshots. Wears a helmet. Has a tan brown torso and legs. As of version 4.0 this and Armour Zombie will always appear simultaneously when introduced.

The amount of damage prevented depends on the level of the zombies. At level 1 armor resists 50% of damage, level 2 armor resists 66% of damage, and at level 3 armor resists 75% of damage. At level 4 this zombie is replaced by the Heavy Armour Zombie.

Tips

  • If damage is relatively the same as shooting the body when aiming for the head, then it doesn't really matter where you shoot.
    • However if it isn't, then aim for the body.
  • Consider weapons that ignore armor.

Heavy Armour Zombie

Unique uncommon zombie that only appears at level 2+, this zombie has a chance to replace a Armoured or Helmet Zombie and is basically the fusion between the two. Has 25% more health, takes less damage from bodyshots AND headshots. Can now spawn alongside Helmet Zombies and Armoured Zombies. (Ever since the 4.0 update.)

At level 2 armor resists 66% of damage & has 50% replace chance, level 3 armor resists 75% of damage & has 75% replace chance, and at level 4 armor prevents 90% of damage & completely replaces Armoured and Helmet Zombies.

Tips

  • Strongly consider weapons that ignore armor.
    • If you have a weapon with armor ignoring properties, you should prioritize this zombie so that your other teammates that don't have this advantage will not have any troubles with them.
  • Their arms and legs remain unprotected. Shoot them if you can.
  • It's recommended to aim for their legs, becuase they are a bigger target unlike their arms.

Flamer

Has 20% more health, and increased range. Has a fuel tank strapped on its back and a Flamethrower on its left hand. Instead of tackling players with its arms, it will use the flamethrower on players, setting them on fire and dealing damage over time. Has a tan brown torso and legs.

The Flamer can attack from farther away and the fire effect becomes more potent at later levels.

Tips

  • Just keep your distance.
  • The fire effect is less potent than poison, but that doesn't make up the fact that the flamethrower attack also has the zombie's direct damage.

Special

Special zombies are even deadlier types of zombies, as their special attributes makes them stand out more than the rest of the zombies. Like uncommon zombies, special zombies only appear after a certain amount of waves, but unlike uncommon zombies, the appearance of a certain type of special zombie is always definitive. None of the special zombies have variations. All special zombies are affected by the perk such as Specialized Killing and Shadow Hunter.


Wraith

Wraiths only appear in the Forest, Arctic, Swamp, and Cityscape map. In the Canyon map they are replaced with destroyers. Has 50% more health compared to a pale zombie, spawns from the two tunnels near the shop starting in wave 11. They are the only enemy to spawn from the tunnels and their spawn times are more random than those of zombies. Is composed of a translucent black substance, and as a result it's harder to see. Having night vision goggles on will make wraiths look opaque white instead of translucent black, making them easier to see. Shop Snipers need the night vision upgrade to detect and shoot wraiths. On the arctic map, they are called Frost Wraiths, in which they deal 25% less damage but deal 10 freeze. The cap to freezing you is 100.

Starting at level 2, Wraiths are near invisible to players until they are close to one. Wearing night vision goggles will help alleviate this problem, although you still need to keep a keen eye. The detection radius of Wraith decreases the further the level. Frost Wraith detection radius is 50% bigger, and their freeze effect increases to 12.5 at level 2, 15 at level 3, and 20 at level 4.

Tips

  • Always make sure someone watches out for these. They act like assassins and can ambush and kill any player not paying attention.
    • Night Vision Goggles are recommended when zombies are at level 2+.
    • Hire the Sniper. Please note that he can't detect Wraiths on his own, so be sure to buy Goggle upgrade for him. Same goes for the second sniper.
    • Get Heavy Sentry or Combat Drone, and then buy Motion Sensor upgrade to enable wraith detection.

Destroyer

Destroyers only appear in the Canyon map. In the Forest, Arctic, and Cityscape maps they are replaced with Wraiths. Has 200% more health compared to a pale zombie, spawns underground starting in wave 11 (earlier at higher difficulties). Has a body fused with stone, only the head is bare. Their face is Beast Mode. Just like armored zombies they take less damage from shots other than the head. Their right arm is partially covering their head, making it harder to shoot the head from the front. Ignores players and goes directly for the shop, making it essential to prioritize killing destroyers and more essential to upgrade the shop in the desert map, should they be ignored by players. Also they speed up overtime, making them more dangerous. Shop Snipers don't need night vision goggles to be able to detect destroyers, therefore the related upgrade is absent in the canyon map. Deployables are only 50% effective against Destroyers. Don't forget that the nature of the destroyers can explode upon death.

At higher levels their damage resistance from armour increases in the same way as Armoured Zombies. In addition, they will deal much more damage to the barricade and the shop.

Tips

  • Players that are in the cave should prioritize these zombies as an unsuspecting destroyer will lead to a destroyed shop.
  • Weapons that aren't reliant on headshots to deal high damage (mainly through upgrades) are a great way to deal with them if no other options are present.
    • Explosives are great choice for dealing with Destroyers, as well as nearby zombies.
  • Despite having reduced effectiveness, Propane Can and Landmine is still useful against them if you buy their respective stun-effect upgrades.
  • Use the Barricade. If they get through your Barricade and your defense, forget about other zombies (if you can) and kill them immediately!
    • Destroyers does huge damage to the Shop very quickly, if you see one that went past you, quickly kill it before it goes further.

Lurker

Has approximately 300% health compared to a pale zombie, spawns on the subway entrances starting from wave 11 on the Cityscape map. They stay in the subway stairs waiting to ambush players. After a few seconds or upon being attacked, they will come out and try to attack you. They can climb the rooftop of the shop and they are not lured by Zombie Bait or Pipe Bomb. Deployables are only 50% effective against Lurkers.

At higher levels they will take less time hiding on the stair entrances before emerging. Starting at level 2, they poison you, slowing your speed by 10% and you take damage over time, similar to the toxic zombie.

Tips

  • Lurkers fill the role of player assassin like wraiths in other maps. It's easier to know when they appear and they're much rarer, but they're more tankier.
  • Lurkers have a red glow. This can be used as a tell if a lurker is just on the subway stairs.
  • You shouldn't mindlessly attack a lurker before it ambushes, as once it takes damage, it will start charging into players. See if you can destroy it before it even reaches you or your teammates.
  • Despite having reduced effectiveness, Propane Can and Landmine is still useful against them if you buy their respective stun-effect upgrades.

Berserker

Has approximately 400% health compared to a Zombie, although it is assumed that their health scales for every player in the server like the boss. Rarely spawns starting from Wave 21. Spawn rate gradually increases until Wave 31, but is always below that of other zombies. Has a white head, arms and torso and berry purple legs. Their face is Green Drool Angry Zombie instead of the regular Zombie Face. Has a Chainsaw on its right hand which they will use on players should the player get too close. Enters a berserk state after taking a lot of damage, moving faster and raising their chainsaw upward. Melee weapons are only 50% effective against Berserkers.

At higher levels, Berserkers go in a berserk state after taking less damage, at level 4 they spawn in a berserk state. Starting at level 2 they now inflict the bleed status effect on players, taking damage over time and slowing them down.

Tips

  • If you're a long range sniper, try to take these down before they get closer to your close ranged teammates. (M82 is the right weapon for that.)
    • Consider the Specialized Killing perk if you're willing to take on this role. Rooftop Camper works too.
  • Due to their large health pool, it is preferable to slow/stun them down before taking on them.

Swamp Giant

(Edited By actual veterans. Just join the official Discord to know more.)

The swamp giant is the latest zombie to be added in the game, and only appears in Swampland. It spawns the same night wraiths start spawning (night 11 in hard and below, night 6 in nightmare, and the first night in impossible) at the beginning of the night at the middle lane. It will start retreating at 05:01. The swamp giant has 375,000% health of a pale zombie and its health multiplier is higher as the game progress. You gain no hit money from this enemy and it does not burn in daylight. Its movespeed will remain the same in the mud water and speeds up on the land. If you manage to kill him, you will be awarded 1000 money and he will not appear for the next 3 nights (for example, if you kill it in night 11, it will reappear at night 14.)

Tips

  • Vampirism perk won't heal you from this special zombie. Impossible to earn even $1 by shooting at the giant as it provides no hit money.
  • Swamp giant has >400mil HP on night 30 nightmare, and it has 689,700 HP on night 11 normal with 1 player.
  • You're able to outrun it if both of you are in the mud unless boss or toxic boosted him, increasing its speed. It's speed increases exponentially when outside of the water, bringing him back to the mud resets his speed back to base speed.
    • If the Swamp Giant gets toxic or boss boosted, you can outrun it by running or to walk on land and keeping the Swamp Giant on the mud.
  • It can walk over the barricade.
  • It is recommended to try to lure the Swamp Giant away to try to minimize the damage that it does to your team. This could be done via luring the Swamp Giant and keeping it in the mud (use Zombie Bait or Pipebomb when you're in a bad situation). Using Escape Artist is useless since your just buying time for zombies to go towards the shop and dying.
  • Trying to slow down the Swamp Giant outside of the mud water with perks or effects is pointless, it keeps increasing its speed and its cap limit is 300% of a player walkspeed.
  • The shop Sniper, Sentry Gun, Heavy Sentry or any support items for that matter won't target it except for the Tesla Coil which is useful for zombies hiding behind it.
  • The Swamp Giant can be frozen with Cryonade for a short period of time.
  • The Swamp Giant can be killed and you get 2 perk points for doing so, best way to do this is in normal mode since you need to kill it in normal and above, career is considered below normal.
    • The Swamp Giant regenerates 25% of their health each wave, which makes it easier to kill the Swamp Giant.

Boss

Has 750%/1125%/1500%/1875%/2250%/2625% health of a Zombie with 1/2/3/4/5/6 players. Spawns every 5th wave, starting from Wave 5.

Starting at level 2, Bosses enhance surrounding zombies, making them move faster. Identified by the zombie face effect emitting from affected zombies. At higher levels the enhancing radius is bigger, extending to cover the entire map at level 4.

Tips

  • At level 1 they aren't really a threat on their own besides their tankiness.
  • Try to prioritize them once they reach level 2 or higher, as the enhancing effect can be hard to endure.

Trivia

  • It is unknown how zombies came to be. Highly implied to be products of deadly zombie virus, due to a living human killed by zombies also turn into one (as seen with Player-Zombies).
    • Zombies like Armored Zombies, Helmet Zombies, Heavy Armored Zombies, and Flamethrower Zombies are possibly fallen law-enforcement officials (likely from SWAT to be more specific) or military personnels who were killed in the battle against zombies during the outbreak.
    • Zombies like Destroyers, Arctic Wraiths, and the Swamp Giant may have had their physiology permanently altered thanks to powerful version of zombie virus, or simply by adapting to their environment. Destroyers are zombies that gained stone-like skins that increased physical strength and durability, and Arctic Wraiths are those that turned snow-white for camouflaging and gained an ability to slow down and freeze their prey via frostbite attack. Not sure about the Swamp Giant, though he's considered as a legendary creature by survivors of the apocalypse, according to the Swamp Map's secret shop owner (as implied in the message during the tenth night of the map, in which he tells the player that the Giant has "awaken").
    • It is also mysterious as to what on earth are Lurkers doing in the subway station in the Cityscape Map. Possibly they're humans who were in the subway station at the time of their death at the hand of zombies during the outbreak, though it still doesn't explain why they're stronger than average zombies.
  • Swamp Giant is the tallest zombie.
    • It also has the most health pool out of any zombie variant.
  • Flamethrower Zombie and Berserker are the only two zombie variants wielding a weapon (Flamethrower and Chainsaw, respectively).
    • These two zombie variants are possibly some of few zombies to retain combat skills (in their case, ability to use weapons) they previously possessed as human, even after turning into mindless reanimated corpses. Unfortunately, they now follow their instinct as zombie and use their weapons to hunt down remaining humans.
  • Flamethrower Zombie, Toxic Zombie, Boomer, Lurker, and Berserker are all capable of dealing indirect damages through fire, poison, explosion, and bleeding. These attacks can bypass Body Armor's defense and harm you directly, so be cautious.
    • To reduce such damages, equip Shockproof perk.
  • In impossible mode, Crawler Zombie can jump higher than the shop. No, this is not a joke.
    • This allows Crawlers to dodge some explosions. When using explosives in impossible, always make sure to upgrade the blast radius.
  • When Swampland map was first released, there was a glitch in which players could kill Swamp Giant with a single Propane Can. This glitch was first discovered by NubLau and was patched less than an hour after his discovery about Propane Cans' ability to one-shot it.
    • The world record For Swampland nightmare is wave 35, thanks to the combined effort of PidgenPodgen, Killer_Xtreme, OoBlox_blockoO, NubLau, Funtv12, and rockenlouis1. However, please be noted that they beat the map before the Propane Can glitch was patched.
      • The record was also broken by hackers impersonating some of the well known players.
      • Even after patch, you can still use Propane Can to stun the Swamp Giant via Concussion Can upgrade.
  • The Boss Zombies are the creators of the Final Stand 2, the first legendary survivors (first people who survived impossible mode), and winners of official contests in the official FS2 Discord.

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