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Ash Williams (Army of Darkness) Abilities and Skill Tree

Paul McNally

Ash will be the go-to hero Hero fighter for many starting out in the game. Defensively solid with amazing melee abilities he can certainly bring the fight to the Deadites. Just don’t try and do anything with his ranged ability which is far less than underwhelming.

Huge melee and defence make Ash a strong starting point for any build

Ash Williams (Army of Darkness) Stats:

  • Class: Warrior
  • Defence: 4
  • Melee: 5
  • Ranged: 1
  • Team Assistance: 2

Ash Williams (Army of Darkness) Abilities

Active Skill Passive Skill Lvl 10 Skill Lvl 25 skill
Wiseman’s Potion Shield Blast Finish Strong Weapon Master Chainsaw
When activated, the skill will restore your health, reduce your fear, increase your damage, or reduce incoming damage. Every time your shield loses a bar, an explosion will be triggered that damages nearby enemies. After Ash kills an enemy with his finisher he recoveres part of his shield bar The Chainsaw weapon will have increased attack speed, balance bar, damage, and dismemberment damage.

Ash Williams (Army of Darkness) Skill Tree

Utilise Ash's melee strengths to make him even more of a deadly fighter.

Your Army of Darkness Ash build should focus heavily on improving his already impressive melee stats. You could opt to try and buff his ranged attack if you want, but why bother when you have that chainsaw?

Let’s check out his skill tree options.

Path 1

Skill Effect Modifers
The Last Word The last hit of combo causes increased damage 15%>35%>50%
Reinforced amulet Damage Reduction 3%>5%.10%.12%
Improved Amulet Shield bar length increase 3%>5%.10%.12%
Fear No Evil Reduction of Fear received 5%>10%>20%

Path 1a

Skill Effect Modifers
Tougher than Hell Reduces damage received 3%>5%>10%
Second Wind Increases melee when health above certain threshold 5%>10%>20%
Stunning Strikes Increases balance bar from heavy melee attacks 5%>10%>20%
Weapon Master (one handed) Increases one handed melee damage 5%>10%>15%
Weapon Master (two handed) Increases two handed melee damage 5%>10%>15%

Path 1b

Skill Effect Modifers
Fighting Shape Increases melee when health above certain threshold 5%>10%>15%

Path 2

Skill Effect Modifers
Artful Dodger Reduces Stamina Cost of dodging 15%>20%>25%
Industrial strength Increases max health 10%>15%>20%>25%
Quicker Cooldown Reduces cooldown time of active skill 5%>10%
Seasoned Survivor: Basic Reduces damage taken from possessed basic units 5%>8%>13%

Path 3

Skill Effect Modifers
Devastating Force Increases melee weapon damage 2%>5%>9%>15%
Cutting Blows Increases dismemberment damage of melee weapons 10%>15%>30%
Razor’s Edge Increases dismemberment damage of sharp weapons 15%>30%
Sting Like a Bee Increased damage with light melee attacks 5%>10%>15%
Seasoned Survivor:Boss Reduces damage taken from possessed boss units 5%>8%>13%

Path 3a

Skill Effect Modifers
Seeing Stars Increases balance bar damage from melee attacks 10%>15%>25%
Blunt Force Trauma Increases balance bar damage from blunt weapons 15%>30%
Heavy Hitter Increases damage from heavy melee attacks 5%>10%>15%

Ash Williams (Army of Darkness) Outfits

Ash comes with a couple of eclectic outfits including a knight in shining armour. It has no bearing on his actual stats, but looks medievil enough for us to enjoy it!

Three outfits in the starting wardrobe for this incarnation of Ash Williams.


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Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Boss Team Games, Saber Interactive
  • Platforms,
    PC, PS5, XB X|S
  • Genre
    Survival Horror
  • Guide Release
    13 May 2022
  • Last Updated
    18 May 2022
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