The Last of Us 2 - How to Defeat Shambler

Strategy on how to defeat the shambler in The Last of Us 2.


Currently the tips are based on the strategy to defeat the Bloater combined with the limited information for the Shambler.

The Last of Us 2 - How to Defeat Shambler

New infected variants that share features with Bloaters. Shamblers are covered with pus and they boast durability and strength. They leave behind corrosive clouds which linger on the field. When exposed to the cloud of spores, the victim takes damage from the burn. After defeating the Shambler, its body explodes causing damage in the aftermath.

The Infected


Below are tips on how to defeat the shambler. We will update this as we go along.

Bloaters are weak to weapons that cause fire which means that incinerating them with either the Molotov cocktail or Nail bomb is effective. While the enemy doesn’t die as quickly as the others, burning or catching them within the blast radius makes them stagger and become prone to follow up attacks. Use the extra time to switch to your gun of choosing. You can opt to use the shotgun or hunting rifle. Take care not to get too close to the infected since its body blows up shortly after it dies.


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