I’ve long thought the question of best Zombie weapon was both too broad and too variable to reach a singular conclusion. For every defense scenario, a new set of factors will inevitably dictate the ideal tools to get the job done. But I recently decided I needed to take a stand on the issue, and started with a simple process of elimination.
- FIREARMS: Unless you’re living inside an ammunition factory – or video game – the chances of running out of bullets to keep your firearm functioning is too great. Over the long term it’s not a solid option in my book.
- OTHER RANGED WEAPONS: A spear, throwing ax, battle Frisbee, or boomerang ain’t gonna cut it for obvious reasons. They have the same essential problem as firearms, and are not as productive when attacking on all cylinders.
- EDGED WEAPONS: Swords, machetes, claws and spikes don’t make my cut for several reasons. They’re generally only dangerous from one side or angle, they require maintenance or will become dull and useless, and the much-overlooked risk of getting their sharp edge stuck in something at exactly the wrong time is too great.
- BLUNT WEAPONS: For the reasons stated above, I am a strong believer in blunt weapons. They can be used against Zombies and hostile humans alike, with both lethal and nonlethal force. They are dangerous from most angles. They require little or no upkeep. And they’re more easily obtained than other specialized objects.
So when it comes to blunt weapons, what makes the top of my list? The common aluminum baseball bat. Bats are easy to carry and store, they don’t necessitate any advanced training to be effective, and they can be used to poke, cross-check, and strike equally.
What do you think? Am I way off base on this? What’s your pick for best Zombie defense weapon?