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The Best Sharice Build In Back 4 Blood

It seems the player community is about as unanimous about Sharice's utility in "Back 4 Blood" as critics are about the game itself: she is the tanky, melee ace-in-the-hole character to hit the frontlines with. After Holly Forrester's close combat capabilities were nerfed in the June 2022 (via the official website), Sharice sits as the queen of melee in this spiritual "Left 4 Dead" sequel — and while she is a DLC-exclusive character, it's worth noting that getting the DLC doesn't mean you can't play with friends who only have the base game due to "Back 4 Blood's" player-first approach to paid content.


Starting out with a fireaxe and arguably the best innate melee ability in the game, Sharice excels as a frontliner in any difficulty — in fact, she's often the key to swinging through No Hope mode with gusto, given the right build. Here's a rundown of the best deck build to use for Sharice in "Back 4 Blood."

How to build Sharice the Firefighter

Another feature introduced in the June 2022 patch was a full deck draw for all difficulty modes, meaning that the order of cards in any build for any character no longer factors into the build at all — and while this may or may not change in a future update, for now, the full 15 card start cannot be toggled off and applies to every player, regardless of difficulty.


This makes it much easier to synergize your cards in your Sharice build at a glance — so far, there seem to be two main approaches in optimizing her for frontline melee or tanky support. The base cards that are most popular in Sharice builds from publications and players across Youtube and Reddit are:

  • Meth Head
  • Adrenaline Fueled
  • Cross Trainers
  • Battle Lust
  • Mean Drunk

With some other cards as close seconds in popularity:

  • Vanguard
  • Spikey Bits
  • Numb
  • Down In Front
  • Face Your Fears
  • Fit as a Fiddle
  • Scar Tissue
  • Adrenaline Fueled
  • Motorcycle Helmet

According to Corrosion Hour, building a damage deck as opposed to a support deck for Sharice comes down to either prioritizing the melee and regeneration cards like Vanguard and Battle lust, or dropping them in favor of more team-support cards like Amped Up, Soften Up, Sunder, Bodyguard, Fit As A Fiddle, and Well Rested. Additionally, Down in Front can be swapped out for other cards if you're confident in your melee precision and don't need to worry about friendly fire.