Back 4 Blood: Best decks & card combinations to complete campaign

Back 4 Blood character using pistolTurtle Rock Studios

Building a strong deck ahead of your Back 4 Blood campaign run is essential if you want to maximize your power and specialize in a particular playstyle.

Back 4 Blood has finally arrived and zombie slayers everywhere are jumping into the game to teardown hordes of undead enemies.

While your choice of weapon will always be an important decision, the new deck mechanic is also significant if you want to maximize your power.

With loads of special cards offering unique bonuses and drawbacks, the system allows you to customize your playstyle. whether you like meleeing zombies or using snipers from afar, there’s a set of cards for you.

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Below we’ve outlined three of our favorite builds that all focus on different styles, so consider checking them out if you’re struggling to create your own.


Assault Rifle Weakspot build

Deck Builder Back 4 BloodTurtle Rock Studios
This build revolves around using an AR and hitting weak spots.

AR Weakspot deck

  • Vitamins
  • Cross Trainers
  • Reckless Strategy
  • Motorcycle Jacket
  • Ammo Scavenger
  • Tactical Vest
  • Line ‘Em Up
  • Chemical Courage
  • Second Chance
  • Knowledge is Power
  • Ridden Slayer
  • Trigger Control

This build is perfect for anyone who wants a well-rounded set of bonuses to complete their first-ever campaign run. Boosting your damage with assault rifles and giving you plenty of mobility, this deck allows you to kite out the undead hordes of enemies and tear them down with ease.

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Not only that, the build shreds through mutated enemies with added weakspot damage, so just make sure you’re aiming for the highlighted red spots on bosses and high-level opponents.

Melee Only build

Melee Only deck

  • Slugger
  • Brazen
  • Meth Head
  • Breakout
  • Vanguard
  • Batter Up
  • Spiky Bits
  • Heavy Hitter
  • Ignore the Pain
  • Battle Lust
  • Sunder
  • Berserker
  • Cross Trainers
  • True Grit

For some players, using guns is the best way to dispatch a horde of undead enemies, for others, using melee weapons will always be a more appealing choice.

This build completely focuses on boosting your close-quarter cleave damage and allowing you to heal through the hits you are taking by swinging at zombies.

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Not only that, it gives you the resistance to sponge damage from mutated opponents and wipe out hordes in no time. While this is a risky playstyle, it’s incredibly fun.

Shotgun Mobility

Deck Builder Back 4 BloodTurtle Rock Studios
This build focuses on doing maximum damage with shotguns.

Shotgun Mobility

  • Cross Trainers
  • Rolling Thunder
  • Reload Drills
  • Scattergun Skills
  • Buckshot Bruiser
  • Shell Carrier
  • Superior Cardio
  • Run and Gun
  • True Grit
  • Vitamins

Zombie games and shotguns go hand in hand, so if you’re looking to blast a path through undead enemies, this is the build for you.

Allowing you to kite and keep up your stamina while taking out trailing opponents, this build is all about movement and huge damage at close quarters.

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With cards that boost overall shotgun damage and increase magazine size, this is definitely a deck worth trying out if you’re struggling to complete the campaign.

So, there you have it, those are our best three builds to use in Back 4 Blood’s campaign mode.

Don’t forget decks all come down to preference, so make sure to add your own favorite cards so these builds completely fit the way you want to play the game.

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