Best Perk-A-Colas in MW3 Zombies, Ranked

Go for the best perks early.

MW3 Zombies Perk-a-Colas
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Perk-A-Colas are back in the Zombies mode for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, and all are familiar to long-time Zombies players. The open-world structure of the game can change the effectiveness of these perks, so here is the complete Perk-A-Cola list ranked.

The Best Perk-A-Colas in MW3 Zombies

There are nine Perk-A-Colas in the game, and players can equip all of them in a single game. They can either be purchased at various machines for 2,000 Essence, or crafted before starting a game. However, some are just better than others, so here are the best perks to get first.

9. PHD Flopper

“Diving to prone triggers an explosion. The explosion increases the higher you fall. Immunity from fall damage while diving. Immunity from area-of-effect damage from weapons you are using.”

The PHD Flopper is not entirely useless, but very situational. You essentially dive into a group of zombies and hope you take them all out. Otherwise, you will receive more damage than just plainly shooting them.

8. Death Perception

“Obscured enemies, chests, resources, and item drops are more easily spotted.”

Death Perception adds an orange glow around caches and even enemies. It is nice to quickly x-ray a building before going in, but not required to have.

7. Tombstone Soda

“On death, you create a tombstone stash at that location, containing your backpack inventory in the next game.”

Tombstone Soda is handy for solo players who do not have a team to pick them up when downed, and have also run out of self-revive items. Retrieving items in the next game can be a pain, as it is in a random location and you could spawn on the other side of the large map.

6. Elemental Pop

“Every bullet you fire has a small chance to apply a random Ammo Mod effect.”

Elemental Pop is a nice perk to have for more damage, but not exactly noticeable. Each bullet can add an elemental effect of fire, frost, or even turn the enemy into an ally. It is completely random.

5. Jugger-Nog

“Increases maximum health.”

More health means you can take more hits. Not much else to say, but always good to have.

4. Stamin-Up

“Increases run and sprint speed.”

The Urzikstan map in Modern Warfare 3 Zombies is especially large, so this perk is a godsend. Also helps to maneuver around zombie hordes.

3. Speed Cola

“Drink to reload and replate armor faster.”

You will be constantly dumping bullets into zombies the entire game, and a faster reload is always welcome. Being able to replate armor faster will also help in overwhelming situations.

2. Quick Revive

“Reduce the health regeneration delay time by 50%. Reduce the time it takes to revive an ally by 50%.”

Quick Revive is essential for any team to quickly pick up downed teammates as hordes swarm in. Your health regeneration also kicks in faster, which helps for survivability.

1. Deadshot Daiquiri

“Aiming down sight moves to enemy critical location. Increase enemy critical damage.”

Deadshot Daiquiri is extremely important to have to mow down zombies more efficiently. It not only assists you to the critical hit spots on zombies and bosses, but also increases the damage done.

For more Modern Warfare 3 Zombies guides, check out how to get Harvester Orbs.

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