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When I am playing die2nite, I really dont care how long the grass is. With that said, I found a lawnmower. What should I do with it instead?

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The lawnmower is a weapon that if found incomplete requires Duct Tape, Nuts & Bolts and Wrought Iron to build.

The lawnmower kills 2 zombies per use, with a 30% chance of breaking. It can be repaired using the Repair Kit or Kwik-Fix; however, this action takes 1 AP. Due to the 1 AP cost to repair while out in the field, it becomes less useful once your town has built Plumbing, especially because on average, you should get around 6-8 kills per repair. So with 2-3 repair kits it may well kill more zombies than a cart full of pistols, but the AP cost and the number of zombies it will destroy is not guaranteed so it is unreliable.

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Lawnmowers are actually weapons that can be used against zombies (nice mental image there, eh?). They'll take out two zombies from a zone that you're in, with a chance of the weapon breaking, of course.

If you happened to find it in the incomplete state, it requires duct tape, nuts & bolts and wrought iron to build.

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Correct. Each hit kills 2 zombies. According to the French wiki, it has a 30% chance of breaking with each strike, which would then require repairing it with a Kwik-Fix or Repair kit. Not so great considering it requires nuts & bolts to build. – bwarner Jan 11 '11 at 17:45
we usually do 7 attacks with it, thus killing 14zs with each repair kit. it is our best weapon to take out and clear paths since we got 1 repair kit which we repair for 1 ap at workshop :). we consider it great :) – Andy Jan 11 '11 at 20:07
Here is an example of how it can be used. Warning: EXTREME blood and gore. – GnomeSlice Jan 11 '11 at 21:16

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