Zed's Demise is a katana and Legendary weapon in Dead Island. It is received for completing the quest "The Butcher of Banoi". The level requirement and stats all scale to the Hero's level at the time of collecting the reward.
The sword deals extremely high damage and is a good way to deal with special Infected. Also, installing mods in this weapon will quite possibly make it one of the strongest sharp weapon in the game, especially with the Deathstalker Mod. Xian Mei can perform a special attack when her first blade skill is upgraded. The skill is activated when one aim at a zombie's head or neck, then Xian presses the blade against the zombies neck, causing roughly 2000-3000 damage.
- The name of the sword is a reference to the 1994 film Pulp Fiction. Ironically enough, the character of Zed was not killed with a katana, but his colleague was. However, shortly after the scene involving said characters, Bruce Willis utters the well-known line, "Zed's dead, baby," hence the reference.
- Oddly, the sword doesn't show the graphical degradation in less-than-100% durability (i.e. blood stains, nicks, dents).