Nightmare of Decay – Tips for How to Reach Wave 10 in Horde Mode

A guide made for achieve “Horde Survivor” achievement easly.


The best map to do this is the Yard. At the start of every wave, rush to the right side of the wooden house (your right when leaving the safe house) with a firearm equipped and wait there for some seconds.

This is because at the start of every wave, there is a chance that fast enemies spawn. This chance increase wave after wave.

Weapons of Choice

  • Machete: the best melee weapon for sure. Charge the attack for increased damage.
  • Machinegun: fast, big mag, accurate and decent damage. Good for fast enemies.
  • Magnum: a really strong gun designed for bosses or minibosses.
  • Dynamite: cheap explosive that can finish off hordes of zombies quickly.

You should buy the machete, machinegun, dynamite and a medikit from the start.

Type of Enemies Per Wave

  • 1st wave: Regular zombies. One or two dogs may spawn as well.
  • 2nd, 3rd and 4rth wave: Regular zombies, dogs and murloks.
  • 5th, 6th and 7th wave: Regular zombies (faster), dogs, murloks, skeletons, cultists and spiders.
  • 8th, 9th and 10th wave: Regular zombies (faster), knights, flesh golem / crazy chainsaw.

Tip: You should start buying the magnum and ammo for it at wave 6-7.

Other Tips

  • Focus on the fast enemies such as skeletons, dogs, cultists, spiders etc and kill them quickly.
  • I recommend to dodge zombies and take care of them when all the fast enemies are dead.
  • Group up zombies by doing circles and use dynamite for kill a lot of them at the same time.
  • After killing a group of zombies with dynamite, equip your firearm (fast enemies could spawn).
  • Buy medikits instead of bottles. With 4 or 5 you should be fine (depends on your skill).
  • Save the medikits for when you really need them (in a middle of a fight against a boss etc).
  • If you get minor injuries wait for the safe house, buy a bottle and heal yourself.
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