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Making a Zombie item.pngzombie is unlocked relatively early in the game by completing a series of short missions and unlocking the right technologies. You first have to meet Gunter and do his bidding.(the dlc is unlocked after 21 days in the game)

Zombie Workstations[]

Most of the stations need to be unlocked by technology. Stations with an asterisk * can be operated by both a zombie or the graveyard keeper (you). There is also one quest where you need to install a zombie as a greeter for the Talking Skull tavern (Stranger sins DLC).

Wood Ore Stone / Marble Crops Alchemy Other
Sawhorse* Zombie ore mine Zombie stone quarry Zombie farm Random text generator Porter station
Circular saw* Wooden anvil* Zombie stone quarry Zombie vineyard Zombie alchemy decomposer Crate factory*
Carpenters

workbench I*

Anvil* Stone cutter* Zombie-brewery Zombie alchemy workbench Paper press*
Carpenters

workbench II*

Anvil II* Stone cutter II* Zombie-winery Jewelry table*
Chopping spot* Potter's wheel*

The downsides are that you will not get any Technology points from the working zombies. To counter that you can:

Creating a zombie[]

You may salvage one zombie at the beginning of the Stranger Sins quest line, but you can also make your own on a resurrection table by using
zombie juice
on a Corpse item.pngcorpse and 10×
Faith
. To put a zombie to work, simply carry it to the station where you want it to work and place it down when prompted. It's important to note that you cannot create zombie juice (and therefore a zombie) without an Alchemy workbench (tier I), which is impossible to get in the early game. However, you will gain access to 3 zombie juice's that are provided shortly after talking to Gunter.

Dispose a zombie[]

It is possible to throw zombies into the river or bury them in the graveyard to dispose of subpar or not needed zombies. It is advisable to remove all Red Skull before doing so. Zombies get no penalty from Red Skull but a grave does.

Improving a zombie[]

Zombies have a stat called "Work Efficiency" that represents how effective their work generally is. This stat directly relates to the number of White Skull skulls, while Red Skull skulls will have no effect. A zombie can be modified, much like a regular corpse, as many times as is necessary either by autopsy at the preparation place or injections at the embalming table.

Efficiency is compared to the players crafting speed. For example a task that take 2s if done by the player will take 20s for a 10% efficiency zombie.

Efficiency doesn't have any impact on transport speed. Thus, it is a good idea not to waste injections or energy on preparing zombies that are going to be used in a Porter station.

Skulls Efficiency Skulls Efficiency Skulls Efficiency Skulls Efficiency
0/1 White Skull 2% 8 White Skull 20% 15 White Skull 38% 23 White Skull 55%
2 White Skull 5% 9 White Skull 22% 16 White Skull 40% 24 White Skull 58%
3 White Skull 8% 10 White Skull 25% 17 White Skull 42% 25 White Skull 60%
4 White Skull 10% 11 White Skull 28% 18 White Skull 45% 26White Skull 65%
5 White Skull 12% 12 White Skull 30% 19 White Skull 48%
6 White Skull 15% 13 White Skull 32% 21 White Skull 50%
7 White Skull 18% 14 White Skull 35% 22 White Skull 52%

Maximum efficiency can be achieved by the following steps:

There is also a guide to preparing 12 skull corpses.

The order in which these steps are applied does not matter, although you will not be able to apply
silver injection
and
gold injection
, if the corpse does not have at least 1 and 2 Red Skull respectively at the time. You can work around this by either temporarily replacing other organs or applying
dark injection
.

Preparing a 16 Skull Corpse (by u/Gunnar_Dog Dec 11, 2019)

"Disclaimer: There may be other ways but this is how I get it. I know Dark Injection can help add red skulls if you need it to START.

  • Steps 1 through 3 are specific Brain/Intestine/Heart to get a corpse with 4 red skull and 9 white skull to START. (Brain -2Red Skull/3White Skull; Intestine 3Red Skull/3White Skull; Heart 3Red Skull/3White Skull)
  • Step 4: Lye Injection to get 5 red skulls and 10 white skulls.
  • Step 5: Glue Injection to get 5 red skulls and 11 white skulls.
  • Step 6: Silver Injection to get 4 red skulls and 12 white skulls.
  • Step 7: Gold Injection to get 2 red skulls and 14 white skulls.
  • Step 8: Remove Blood to get 1 red skulls and 15 white skulls.
  • Step 9: Remove Fat to get 0 red skulls and 16 white skulls."

Maximum efficiency (Better save soul required)[]

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