Breakdown Heroes Guide [Complete]

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  1. Nengtaka

    Nengtaka Here To Help

    I'm working on this for a Steam guide, so I figured I'd post it here too. It's incomplete, but should be done soon.
    This guide will show the survivor's name, character bio (in BD), how to unlock them and the traits they have.


    Key:
    Name of Challenge

    Name of Survivor
    Character Bio

    How To Unlock

    Character Traits
    • Character Trait (Effect)


    Breakdown Level 1

    The Bruiser

    Eli Wilkerson
    The youngest Wilkerson brother. A reckless hoodlum with a bigass wrench.

    How To Unlock:
    Get 100 kills with blunt weapons.

    Character Traits
    • Thinker (No skill effect)
    • Practiced Taxidermy (Adds Chemistry and Arts and Crafts skills)
    • Liked to Hunt (Bonus to Cardio, Wits and Shooting)
    • Hero (Standard trait for heroes)

    The Cop

    Owen Lykins
    Used to pantomime fighting zombies in his basement with a video camera. Now it's his full-time job.

    How To Unlock:
    Get 50 kills with pistols.

    Character Traits
    • No Nonsense (Bonus Wits)
    • Cop (Bonus Shooting)
    • Liked Range Shooting (Bonus Shooting)
    • Hero (Standard trait for heroes)

    The Believer

    Pastor William Maroney
    Heads up the church in Spencer's Mill. Good at building up our spirits, even in the darkest of times.

    How To Unlock:
    Earn 500 fame.

    Character Traits
    • Team Player (No skill effect)
    • Preacher (Adds counseling skill)
    • Loved Literature (Adds Literature skill/No effect)
    • Bum Knee (Regenerates Stamina 50% slower when crouched)
    • Words of Inspiration (Radio ability that restores max Stamina)
    • Hero (Standard trait for heroes)

    The Father
    Thomas Ritter
    Local carpenter, one of the first to help organize survivors.

    How To Unlock
    Max out every type of facility. Notes that this does not include built-in facilities, they all have to be created by the player.

    Character Traits
    • Father Figure (No skill effect)
    • Liked to Travel (No skill effect)
    • Enjoyed Camping (Bonus Cardio and Wits)
    • Born Leader (Adds Leadership skill)
    • Hero (Standard trait for heroes)

    The Dealer

    Raymundo Santos
    Former county commissioner. Slick bastard. Good at procuring whatever you need ... especially if it's a car.

    How To Unlock
    Kill 400 zombies with the car door.

    Character Traits
    • Gossip (No skill effect)
    • Loved Movies (No skill effect)
    • Tough as Nails (Max Vitality +10)
    • Radio Command: Vehicle Delivery (Having this hero allows the delivery of vehicles through the radio)
    • Hero (Standard trait for heroes)

    The Scholar

    Charley Marshall
    Direct descendant of Ezekiel Marshall himself. Spends a lot of time in the library, reading about it. Great at research.

    How To Unlock
    Complete all research projects.

    Character Traits
    • Trumbull Local (No skill effect)
    • Autocrat (No skill effect)
    • Enjoyed Antiquing (Adds Hoarding skill/no skill effect)
    • Historian (Adds Research skill)
    • Asthma Attacks (Lower Cardio XP gain)
    • Hero (Standard trait for all heroes)

    The Tragedy

    Jacob Ritter
    Good kid, but a little flaky.

    How To Unlock
    Get torn apart by zombies.

    Character Traits
    • Daydreamer (No skill effect)
    • Student (No skill effect)
    • Practiced Photography (No skill effect)
    • Natural Athlete (Gains the Powerhouse skill)
    • Hero (Standard trait for all heroes)

    The Killer

    Alan Gunderson
    Alan has been a forest ranger with the Department of Fish and Wildlife since he graduated from community college.

    How To Unlock
    Kill a dying community member.

    Character Traits
    • Autocrat (No skill effect)
    • Cop (Increased Shooting)
    • Liked Range Shooting (Increased Shooting)
    • Eagle-Eyed (Bonus Shooting XP)
    • Hero (Standard trait for all heroes)

    The Sacrifice

    Sergeant Erik Tan
    Since the outbreak, he has been tasked with maintaining some semblance of order in Trumbull County. Has access to an artillery site in the mountains nearby.

    How To Unlock
    Go out in a blaze of glory. (Drop a molotov right before you are torn apart)

    Character Traits
    • Jerk (No skill effect)
    • Officer (Bonus to Shooting and Fighting)
    • Artillery Support (Gives the player the ability to use the "Death From Above" radio ability)
    • Hero (Standard trait for all heroes)

    The Taskmaster

    Captain Diane Montressor
    Demands nothing but the best from herself and those around her. Her subordinates privately call her the Monster for her mercilessly high standards.

    How To Unlock
    Play Breakdown for 10 hours.

    Character Traits
    • Braggart (No skill effect)
    • Officer (Bonus to Shooting and Fighting)
    • Intimidation (No skill effect)
    • Artillery Support (Gives the player the ability to use the "Death From Above" radio ability)
    • Hero (Standard trait for heroes)
    Any corrections will help :D
     
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  2. Nengtaka

    Nengtaka Here To Help

    Breakdown Level 2 Heroes
    The Friend

    Ed Jones
    Local boy who moved off to the big city, but still comes back to visit every year.

    How To Unlock
    Reach Breakdown Level 2.

    Character Traits
    • Accountant
    • Nimble
    • Loved "Idol" (No skill effect)
    • Team Player (No skill effect)
    • Trumbull Local (No skill effect)
    • Hero (Standard trait for heroes)

    The Phoenix

    Becca Collins
    As bad as the situation is, in a way Becca welcomes it. The end of the world is an opportunity to forget the past and move on, and she's ready to become a new person.

    How To Unlock
    Kill 100 enemies with fire.

    Character Traits
    • Autocrat (No skill effect)
    • Prison Ink (Add Tatoo skill)
    • Hero (Standard trait for heroes)
    The Enthusiast

    Lyanna Carter
    Her friends used to make fun of her annual trip to the Renaissance Faire. They're not laughing anymore.

    How To Unlock
    100 edged weapons kills.

    Character Traits
    • No-Nonsense (Bonus level Wits)
    • Total Lush (Lowers Wits Gain)
    • Hero (Standard trait for heroes)
    The Dead Man

    Andy Pimms
    Ol' Andy Pimms.

    How To Unlock
    Kill 5 Bloaters.

    Character Traits
    • One-Time Jock (Adds Sports Trivia skill/no skill effect)
    • Alcoholic (No skill effect)
    • Drank A lot (Adds Beer Pong skill/no skill effect)
    • Hero (Standard trait for heroes)
    The Hunter

    Lincoln Voss
    The hunter has become the hunted. And then the hunter again. It's complicated. This guy can shoot.

    How To Unlock
    50 kills with a rifle.

    Character Traits
    • Bro (Adds Beer Pong skill/no skill effect)
    • Liked to Hunt (Bonus to Cardio, Wits, Shooting)
    • Practiced Taxidermy (Adds Chemistry and Arts and Crafts skill)
    • Hero (Standard trait for heroes)
    The Mother

    Heather LaRue
    Zombie apocalypse? Whatever. Try raising five kids.

    How To Unlock
    Cook a feast.

    Character Traits
    • Gossip (Adds Gossip skill/no skill effect)
    • Tough as Nails (Max Vitality +10)
    • Watched Cooking Shows (Adds Cooking skill)
    • Hero (Standard trait for heroes)
     
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  3. Nengtaka

    Nengtaka Here To Help

    Breakdown Level 3

    The Convict

    Sam Hoffman
    As far as Sam is concerned, Trumbull Valley and just about everyone in it can suck her d**k.

    How To Unlock
    Reach Breakdown Level 3

    Character Traits
    • Problem Solver (Bonus Wits level)
    • Liked to Travel (No skill effect)
    • Loved Cycling (Bonus Cardio skill)
    • Nimble (Adds Reflexes skill)
    • Hero (Standard trait for heroes)
    The Judge

    Judge Constance Lawton
    A strict enforcer of the law whose reputation as a hanging judge has only added to her credibility as a leader in the aftermath of the outbreak.

    How To Unlock
    Perform 50 executions.

    Character Traits
    • Autocrat (No skill effect)
    • Lawyer (Adds Jurisprudence skill/Trust gain +10%)
    • Studied Linguistics (Adds Research skill)
    • Tough as Nails (Max Vitality +10)
    • Hero (Standard trait for heroes)
    The Mentor

    (Sheriff) Carl Parsons
    Comes across as a quiet, patient, introspective sort. He's a long-time veteran of the force, and the department frequently partnered him up with rookies, trusting him to show them the ropes.

    How To Unlock
    50 kills with revolvers.

    Character Traits
    • Thinker (No skill effect)
    • Cop (Bonus Shooting skill)
    • Liked Range Shooting (Bonus Shooting skill)
    • Born Leader (Adds Leadership skill)
    • Hero (Standard trait for heroes)
    The Fighter

    Amelia Crasman
    Used to play one of the zombies in an annual "zombie run" event. Doesn't seem quite so funny anymore. At least she's in great shape.

    How To Unlock
    Kill 5 Ferals.

    Character Traits
    • Daydreamer (No skill effect)
    • Parkour Enthusiast (Max level Cardio and Fighting from the start and adds Fitness Guru skill)
    • Natural Athlete (Adds Powerhouse skill)
    • Hero (Standard trait for heroes)
    The Healer

    Doc Hanson
    An old country doctor who knows everyone in Trumbull Valley, inside and out.


    How To Unlock
    Create Stimulants or Painkillers 5 times.

    Character Traits
    • Doctor (Adds Medicine skill)
    • Team Player (No skill effect)
    • Asthma Attacks (Lower Cardio XP gain)
    • Medical Advice (Grants the Medical Advice radio ability)
    • Hero (Standard trait for heroes)
    The Biker

    Joel Macon
    Can fix just about anything... as long as he's got a steady supply of whiskey.

    How To Unlock
    Create 5 items in the workshop.

    Character Traits
    • Drunk (Can be insensitive/no skill effect)
    • Electrician (Adds Construction skill)
    • Practiced Photography (No skill effect)
    • Hero (Standard trait for heroes)
    The Gardener

    Calliope Morris
    She's been learning to grow and store her own food for years, waiting for the end times to come.

    How To Unlock
    Grow 10 food in the Garden Area.

    Character Traits
    • Trumbull Local (No skill effect)
    • Authoritarian (No skill effect)
    • Horse Trainer (No skill effect)
    • Liked Gardening (Adds Horticulture skill)
    • Tough as Nails (Max Vitality +10)
    • Hero (Standard trait for Heroes)
     
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  4. Nengtaka

    Nengtaka Here To Help

    Breakdown Level 4 Heroes

    The Gunner

    K.C. Winters
    He's the kind of guy you know will have your back, even if you've treated him like shit. Logged hundreds of hours at the shooting range.

    How To Unlock
    Reach Breakdown Level 4

    Character Traits
    • Soldier (Bonus to Shooting and Fighting skills)
    • Natural Athlete (Adds Powerhouse skill)
    • Hero (Standard trait for Heroes)
    The Survivor

    Job Wilkerson

    The middle Wilkerson brother. A cold-blooded schemer, and a sneaky bastard..

    How To Unlock
    Scavenge 150 resources.

    Character Traits
    • Braggart (No skill effect)
    • Historian (Adds Reseaech skill)
    • Enjoyed Antiquing (Adds Hoarding skill/no skill effect)
    • Fearsome (Adds Leadership skill)
    • Hero (Standard trait for Heroes)

    The Hero

    Marcus Campbell
    Just came to Trumbull Valley for a fishing trip. An imposing guy who knows how to swing an oar.

    How To Unlock
    Kill 100 zombies with heavy weapons.

    Character Traits
    • Born Leader (Adds Leadership skill)
    • Clerk (No skill effect)
    • Natural Athlete (Adds Powerhouse skill)
    • Loved Hiking (Bonus to Cardio and Wits)
    • Hero (Standard trait for Heroes)
    The Rebel

    Zeika Rivera
    She's been hiding from the authorities for years. Hiding from zombies shouldn't be a problem. Knows her way around an AK-47.


    How To Unlock
    Kill 50 zombies with assault rifles.

    Character Traits
    • No Nonsense (Bonus level Wits)
    • Military Contractor (Max level Fighting and Shooting)
    • Hero (Standard trait for Heroes)
    The Sniper

    Mickey Wilkerson
    The oldest Wilkerson brother. He's a psychopathic son of a bitch. Can snipe zombies for you across the map.

    How To Unlock
    Earn 25 headshot streaks. (5 headshot kills in a row, without missing or hitting the body)

    Character Traits
    • Liked to Hunt (Bonus to Shooting, Wits and Cardio)
    • Practiced Taxidermy (Adds Chemistry and Arts and Crafts skills)
    • Drunk (No skill effect/can be insensitive)
    • Natural Athlete (Adds Powerhouse skill)
    • Sniper Support (Adds the Sharpshooting radio command)
    • Hero (Standard trait for Heroes)
    The Grenadier

    Evan Woodrow
    Used to blow stuff up in his backyard with a buddy. Never thought he'd get to do it for a living!

    How To Unlock
    Kill 50 zombies with explosives.

    Character Traits
    • Autocrat (No skill effect/can be overbearing)
    • Soldier (Bonus to Shooting and Fighting)
    • Demolitionist (Adds Chemistry skill)
    • Natural Athlete (Adds Powerhouse skill)
    • Hero (Standard trait for Heroes)
     
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  5. Nengtaka

    Nengtaka Here To Help

    Maya Torres
    Here in the valley for a hunting trip with some old Army buddies. A veteran sharpshooter.

    How To Unlock
    Reach Breakdown Level 5.

    Character Traits
    • No-Nonsense (Bonus to Wits)
    • Soldier (Bonus to Shooting and Fighting)
    • Hero (Standard trait for Heroes)
    The Moustache

    Dan Hovenden
    Trained a generation of SWAT recruits for the Trumbull County sheriff's office. He stays in contact with his cop buddies, and can call them in at a moment's notice.

    How To Unlock

    Kill 50 zombies with a shotgun.

    Character Traits
    • No-Nonsense (Bonus to Wits)
    • Officer (Bonus Shooting, Fighting and adds Leadership skill)
    • SWAT Support (Adds SWAT Backup Radio command)
    • Hero (Standard trait for Heroes)
    The Mercenary

    Leon Montague
    A few weeks ago, this was not the kind of guy you wanted to see knocking at your door. Now ... it's a relief to have him around. Him and his land mines.

    [How To Unlock
    Kill 5 Juggernauts.

    Character Traits
    • Problem Solver (Bonus Wits)
    • Fast Hands (Bonus Fighting XP)
    • Military Contractor (No skill effect)
    • Hero (Standard trait for Heroes)
    The Ninja

    Shark Hoodie Guy
    We're pretty sure that isn't his real name. But we're afraid to say anything. You never know when he might be standing behind you.

    How To Unlock
    Perform 50 stealth kills.

    Character Traits
    • Loner (No skill effect)
    • Weekend Ninja (Max Wits level)
    • Eagle-Eyed (Bonus Shooting XP)
    • Hero (Standard trait for Heroes)

    Breakdown Level 6


    The Scientist

    Walter Degrasse
    He was sent in to research this disease and find a few answers. Now all he wants to do is find a way out. His hazmat suit is the ultimate defense against freak attacks.

    How To Unlock

    Reach Breakdown Level 6.

    Character Traits
    • Problem Solver (Bonus WIts)
    • Soldier (Bonus to Shooting and Fighting)
    • Demolitionist (Add Chemistry skill)
    • Hazmat Suit (Protection from Bloaters and Screamers' special attacks)
    • Hero (Standard trait for Heroes)
     
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2015
  6. Drbolo

    Drbolo Here To Help

    Pretty neat guide, thank you. Would it be possible to add the items each hero spawns with and what skills (if any) the hero is maxed out in?
     
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  7. Nengtaka

    Nengtaka Here To Help

    Currently I am just going off of this system, and it takes a lot of time to format it, but I can see that as a possible addition in the future. I like the idea of adding item spawns and even thought about adding it. I'm trying to get this ready for a Steam guide, so I am mainly just trying to finish it fast (to get it released before the SoD:YOSE comes out) but I will most likely be updating it in the future with more information and new categories.
    Also, unless it is specifically stated (such as Amelia Crasman and her "Parkour Enthusiast" skill, nobody has maxxed skills from the get-go.
    :D
     
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  8. Trained a generation of SWAT recruits for the Trumbull County sheriff's office. He stays in contact with his cop buddies, and can call them in at a moment's notice.
     
  9. Fabian907

    Fabian907 Famous

    I know what some survivors have equipped.
    Jacob Ritter
    - Microphone
    - hangun
    - aspirin
    - ammunition
    - alarm clock
     
  10. Vanilla

    Vanilla Here To Help

    Great guide @Nengtaka , thanks for taking the time to do this. I only need to unlock Micky Wilkerson but I may as well wait for YOSE then get him.
     
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  11. Amelia Crasman:
    Heavy Kanabo
    Mk3 22.caliber Pistol
    Small Backpack(Pink:p)
    1 snack
    Crasman No Need Pain killers. She Is The Pain... Or killer...Actually scratch it all, she's both.
     
  12. Seta

    Seta Got Your Back

    The killer challenge is giving me so much trouble.

    I set up camp and never made an infirmary, didn't fix up the beds or kitchen.

    Basically I only built a watch tower, library, workshop(munitions now), training area(dojo now), and finished the RV needs.

    Eventually I lost patience and set the Xbox clock forward an hour and played for twenty minutes at a time before doing it again, I left no pills or snacks in the supply locker(they are all in car/truck storage). I set the clock forward so much I am more than a month ahead in time now and no one progresses past gravely ill.

    Am I missing something or is my file just glitched?
     
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  13. Nengtaka

    Nengtaka Here To Help

    It's not easy to get people sick. I would say go to the alamo or somewhere and don't build anything. Set up outposts for safety. It will also help (or not help, depends on how you look at it) if you don't have a medic player.
     
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  14. Seta

    Seta Got Your Back

    thanks for the advice, hopefully i will have better luck. i never thought this would be the hardest challage
     
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  15. Dunadain

    Dunadain Famous

    Old, I know, oh well.

    I always thought being a parkour enthusiast, she should have been nimble, not power. There are too many powerhouses, and not enough reflex heros!
     
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  16. Actually we parkour enthusiasts DEFINITELY deserve both traits. Most of our movements are 860% technique, but when it comes to running up walls, muscle ups, and power. We show it well!
     
  17. Doomen Gloom

    Doomen Gloom Famous

    In my opinion Mickey Wilkerson the Killer was by far the hardest hero to unlock it certainly took the longest, but I learned a lot about shooting, and the guns I now know the true value of the Cleo guns.
     
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  18. Erudain

    Erudain Here To Help

    Alan was the hardest for me....damn my people and their good health, had to deliberately make a non-friends sick (which was on itself a pain to get, all enclaves join me with "friend" on all its members by default) by running them into bloaters, never loot any medicine and never build an infirmary.....and still, doing all that, it took me 2 days before someone gave me "mercy shots"

    Obviously, Murphy's law, soon later I started a new game using QMJS extended functions mod and 2 people got sick and asked for a mercy shot in the first 2 hours of that game.....
     
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  19. Del44ZSlayer

    Del44ZSlayer Here To Help

    Also doesn't Andy Pimm's come complete with maxed out wits as I choose him alot as I can select ninja special abilities from the get go with him? Excellent guide, been looking for one for awhile. IL be coming back to this often. Thank you.
     
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  20. Del44ZSlayer

    Del44ZSlayer Here To Help

    Is this ten hours totalled up, surely it's not in one go is it? Alltho I have at times probably not been far off this amount of hours LOL.
     
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