|Viking of the South|
The Viking of the South is a Legendary Weapon featured in Dead Island. This sharp melee weapon closely resembles a fire axe, but built with more of a war-purpose and is one of the strongest weapons in the game. Despite the stats showing average force compared to other sharp weapons, the force virtually matches the damage allowing the weapon to exceed the damage from weapons such as the Zed's Demise and Eviscerator as well as occasionally kill Thugs and other special infected in one hit.
Pros and Cons
Pros: Being an Axe, this weapon has a high amount of damage and force, and with Xian these attributes are boosted significantly. The damage itself fully upgraded compared with a fully upgraded Zed's Demise is slightly lower, and even though the Zed's Demise has higher force the Viking deals a great amount of force from the heavy swings. This weapon also possesses high durability, making it the highest in the sharp weapon tier and paired with Xian's skills the highest in the game. Oddly, with all the stats the weapon is very cheap, being one of the cheapest legendaries to maintain, making it an excellent choice for all-around combat, unlike the Zed's Demise and Eviscerator which have low durabilities and expensive repairs.
Cons: The only real con is the handling, being a poor 0 (0+30 with Xian's skills). Due to this weapon swinging slow, it's best to take out single enemies or special infected swing by swing.
- Its name may refer to the legendary Viking, Erik the Red.