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 can be used to deal extremely high damage and is a good weapon to use against Special Infected. Also, installing mods in this weapon will quite possibly make it one of the strongest sharp weapons in the game. This is especially true with Xian Mei, who can perform a special attack when her first blade skill is upgraded. The skill is activated when one attacks a zombie's head or neck. Xian then presses the blade against the zombie's neck, causing roughly 2000-3000 damage.
You lose the chance to take it after the mission Devil's Labyrinth.
- The name of the sword is a reference to the 1994 film, Pulp Fiction. In the film, the character named Zed was not killed with a katana, but his colleague was. However, shortly after the scene involving those characters, Bruce Willis utters the well-known line: "Zed's dead, baby", hence the reference.
- The katana's name is also a reference to zombies in general. Zed is the Commonwealth English pronunciation of Z, which is often used when referring to zombies.
- Oddly, the sword doesn't show the graphical degradation in less-than-100% durability (i.e. blood stains, nicks, dents).