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Rule 1: Cardio
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Attribute Fortitude
Group Recovery
Max level 3
Experience to level
Experience Multiplier
Experience Multiplier
Skill points to level
Skill points multiplier
Effects Stamina Regen

Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5

Rule 1: Cardio is a Recovery Perk in the Fortitude Attribute. It improves stamina regeneration while sprinting, allowing for longer sprint times.

"Train your body in the number one tactic against the zombie menace: Running away from them."

Requirements and Effects[ | ]

Skill Level Level Name Effect Description Fortitude Level Buy
1 Hiker Just put one foot in front of the other. You are now a hiker . Increase stamina regen by 10% when sprinting. 1 1 PT
2 Running Man All the scrubs are in your rear view mirror now as you are a running man with excellent cardio. Increase stamina regen by 20% when sprinting. 4 1 PT
3 Triathlete Increase stamina regen by 30% when sprinting. 7 1 PT

Trivia[ | ]

  • The Perk name is a reference to the 2009 film, Zombieland. More specifically, the Rules of Zombieland, where Cardio is the first rule, as it allows one to evade zombies more effectively.
  • Rule 1: Cardio being under fortitude makes sense, as in real life, sustained cardio actives requires good aerobic endurance.
  • If combined with Beer, having Rule 1: Cardio maxed out enables one to regenerate stamina while sprinting.
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