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#1 Sluggo

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 02:33 AM

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Welcome to my Mob of the Dead solo strategy guide! This guide will be following the same format as my last guides so if you enjoyed those ones, I'm sure you'll like this one too. This map has a bunch of different things going on, and I will do my best to completely explain everything. It took me awhile to figure out how this map works on my own, and I am still perfecting the strategy, but I wanted to get it up on CoDZ. Hope you enjoy it!

Note: This guide is currently a work in progress.

Preparations

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There are 3 seperate workbenches in Mob of the Dead. Unlike the previous zombies map, you are able to build at any of the workbenches. Their locations are the Cafeteria, Docks, and the Cell Block. Also, there is an extra workbench in this map, there are only 2 buildables that require workbenches.

Also, there are 2 different buildable items (3 including the plane). They are the Acid Gat Kit, and the Zombie Shield.
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Locations for the Briefcase

Locations for the Acid Bottle

Locations for the Injector

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Locations for the Hand Cart

Locations for the Jail Door

Locations for the Clamps

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In order to get Hell's Retriever, you are going to need to feed the 3 hound heads the come out of the walls at certain locations. All you need to do is kill zombies until it dissapears and leaves a red aura around the marking on the wall. The three areas the hounds are located is the Cell Block, the Docks, and the Infirmary.
What the hound spawn looks like

You can then retrieve your Hell's Retriever by visiting the Citadel Tunnels. Just keep following the hallway and if you fed the 3 hounds, then you will have no problem finding it!

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If you are having trouble making trains or getting to high rounds in general, this guide has some amazing techniques that work for dodging zombies. Thank Ehjookayted!
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In order to get a free blundergat, you are going to need to use Hell's Retreiver on 5 skulls. A free blundergat appears on the desk in the Waren's Office. Here are the five locations for the skulls.



1. Right outside of the Library. Inside of a cell sitting on a toilet.
2. Another is outside the window next to the Speed Cola in the Warden's Office.
3. The third is on the building next to you when you are on the Roof. It is on the corner of the other building.
4. The fourth is on a pillar next to the boat on the Docks.
5. The final skull is near the Jug machine. You will need to throw it up at a light post in the corner. You can also get it from the Gondola.
Video for skull locations

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Icarus is the plane that is located on the roof. There are 5 parts scattered throughout the map. You have an advantage playing solo, which is you are able to lug around all the plane parts at once. You will need the Warden's Key in order to obtain the parts. Here are the locations for each of parts.


1. The first plane part you want to get is the Uniforms. It is located in the Showers, near the Cafeteria. You are going to want to open the door and then power the washing machine.
2. The second part is at the Spiral Staircase. You are going to want to go into Afterlife at the top and remember what numbers are on the walls as you go down to the number machine. Enter the numbers in and take the part.
3. The third part is on the Docks. Open up the fence with the Warden's Key. Shock the box and then revive yourself, grab the part and leave.
4. The fourth part is in the Warden's Office. To get this part you will need to shut off the generators in the Generator Room. There are 3 generators.
5. The final part is in the Infirmary. It is very simple and right next to the door to the Roof.
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The Hell's Redeemer is an upgraded version of the Hell's Retriever. It is very simple to get and not hard at all as long as you do it fairly early in the game. I'd recommend putting Icarus together and doing this by round 15. It's possible afterwards it will just take longer.

You are going to need to visit the Bridge in order to get Hell's Redeemer. You have to remember to not to shoot any bullets or use anything other than the Hell's Retriever. This is super important otherwise you will not be able to get it.

I like to stay two full rounds on the bridge using only the retriever. It won't take long you just need to watch out because the fog is hard to see through sometimes. Make your train next to the PaP machine. Use the electric chair and arrive back at Alcatraz.

While you are running back to your training location, toss your Hell's Redeemer into the lava pool underneath the first hound location. You will not get your retriever back and it will be blinking on your HUD. This is a good thing.

Now you need to start a new round after you threw the hatchet into the lava pool. Go into the Showers. Use the power box to shock yourself into purgatory mode. Head towards the room that has the Hell's Retriever. What's that? You should be able to pick it up while in purgatory. Enjoy it!

The redeemer appears to be insta-kill forever. I personally went to round 80 and it was a big part of clearing the rounds fast!
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The Golden Spork is a fantastic addition to anyone's arsenal. It is also very simple to get. You just have to make sure you have already been to the Bridge at least one time and have Hell's Retriever

Head towards the Citadel Tunnels and Warden's Office. Once you are there, turn around. On your left there should be a movie poster inside one of the cells. Throw your Hell's Retriever at it. It should unveil a hole and an afterlife symbol should be on the other side.

Use the power box to go into afterlife mode. There should be a new hallway on your left. Enter it and you should see a spoon on the ground next to a crack. Shock it and make sure it disappears. Head towards the Cafeteria.

Once inside the Cafeteria, head towards the back. Inside the are where the zombies spawn in, there should be a new spoon located on the table to the left. Throw your retriever at it and you should loot it.

What seems to work next is getting kills with the Vitriolic Withering inside the Showers. You will hear an indicator when you finish. It will sound like a laughing zombie.

Find the room with the bloody bathtub. Approach the tub and press the use button (X for x360). Your spoon should have stirred the blood. Press the use button once again and your Golden Spork should pop out!

The spork is said to be a one hit kill up to rounds 30+.

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Mob of the Dead is a great and very fun map. Treyarch did a good job with this DLC and I am thoroughly enjoying the experience. This just makes me more excited for the next DLC zombie maps! Have fun everybody. Once again this thread is not finished yet. Feel free to post your strategy and if I see it as completed and functional, I will add it to the strategies section.

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 02:44 AM

Good job structuring the thread. Are you looking to accept other people's strategies as well. I have one that I am using at the moment for a high round, I don't mind typing out for you including video.
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Posted 09 May 2013 - 02:49 AM

Good job structuring the thread. Are you looking to accept other people's strategies as well. I have one that I am using at the moment for a high round, I don't mind typing out for you including video.

Definitely am! My main goal is to get the strategy that I can really understand and make it as simple as possible. Multiple strategies are welcome also and will be added when I have time.

I'm thinking about tinkering with the structure a little bit this time around. Maybe add in a definitive "starting" section, then have an actual strategy for after you complete the starting section? That's where I could put my strategy, your strategy, and whoever else's strategy that collaborates with this thread.
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Posted 10 May 2013 - 03:18 AM

Just added the first revision of the guide. Haven't gotten around to adding any strategies yet. Once again if you have a solo strategy you want added, post it here and I will do my best to add it when I have time!
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Posted 10 May 2013 - 03:54 AM

This is one of the most well formatted threads I've ever seen on here. Absolutely brilliant.

This is a great guide as well. One thing I like to do on the first round is use my three afterlifes to get into the laundry room and start the dryer. This will allow you to rack up easy points on Round 1, while getting some items for the aircraft as well. Also, if you open up the 2x cell blocks before hand and are able to train the zombies in the laundry room to escape upstairs to get them, you can rack up serious point! Nothing better than getting Jugg on round 2 with 5k leftover ;)


Again, seriously impressive work. Keep this stuff coming Sluggo.
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Posted 10 May 2013 - 07:03 AM

This is one of the most well formatted threads I've ever seen on here. Absolutely brilliant.

This is a great guide as well. One thing I like to do on the first round is use my three afterlifes to get into the laundry room and start the dryer. This will allow you to rack up easy points on Round 1, while getting some items for the aircraft as well. Also, if you open up the 2x cell blocks before hand and are able to train the zombies in the laundry room to escape upstairs to get them, you can rack up serious point! Nothing better than getting Jugg on round 2 with 5k leftover ;)


Again, seriously impressive work. Keep this stuff coming Sluggo.


Thank you for the support! <3

I'll have to try that out, would be good because that way you are not wasting your afterlives in the early rounds. Sounds really interesting and if you can get Jugg on round 2 with 5k leftover I will definitely add it to the thread! Thanks for that bit of info, time to experiment. :D

Added the "Icarus" and "Golden Spork" sections. Also did a little misc. editing and revising.

5/14/13 added "High Round Strategies" and "Hell's Redeemer" sections. Did more editing and revising. Changed the intro banner also. If you want you can submit a high round strategy area and I will add it to the appropriate section!
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Posted 22 May 2013 - 04:00 AM

This is so awesome! Put together so well. Fluid writing style; very neat and organized—10/10 Sluggo! You da man!
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Posted 24 May 2013 - 12:19 PM

This thread reminds me of one of those old game strategy guides they used to sell at gamestop. Also what's the lowest round you can build the plane oj? I've yet to do it but I want to get it done early for pap.
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Posted 24 May 2013 - 12:58 PM

Great Job man!Glad to see some strategists! :)

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 18:03 PM

This thread reminds me of one of those old game strategy guides they used to sell at gamestop. Also what's the lowest round you can build the plane oj? I've yet to do it but I want to get it done early for pap.

You can build the plane at a relatively low round. The earliest I do it is about round 8. Just be sure to get the Hell's Retriever first so then you can get the free blunder gat! Would also be best to build the Acid Gat Kit in order to get an Acid Gat, which then PaP's into the Vitriolic Withering.

Great Job man!Glad to see some strategists! :)

Thank you dude! I will add more strategies as I come up with them. Unless of course other people contribute to the high round section. I have a new way that I start the game now, may update this soon.
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Posted 28 May 2013 - 13:22 PM

This is one of the most well formatted threads I've ever seen on here. Absolutely brilliant.


This is so awesome! Put together so well. Fluid writing style; very neat and organized—10/10 Sluggo! You da man!


@ Sluggo

Shooter & perfectlemonade are two of the best writers & thread makers CoDz has ever had. Take their word, this is truly a masterpiece. Absolutely brilliant!

I hope you hang around here & don't take such along break again.

Props to you mate. You know your stuff!!!
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Posted 28 May 2013 - 22:54 PM

This is one of the most well formatted threads I've ever seen on here. Absolutely brilliant.


This is so awesome! Put together so well. Fluid writing style; very neat and organized—10/10 Sluggo! You da man!


@ Sluggo

Shooter & perfectlemonade are two of the best writers & thread makers CoDz has ever had. Take their word, this is truly a masterpiece. Absolutely brilliant!

I hope you hang around here & don't take such along break again.

Props to you mate. You know your stuff!!!


Thank you PINNAZ. Thank you to shooter and perfectlemonade as well. I believe they replied to one of my last threads also :). Breaks are going to be inevitable for me. I work as a furniture mover and when I go out on a trip, I can be gone for multiple months at a time. Summer is the busiest time of the year.

Hopefully I can release the next DLC solo strategy guide much faster.
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