Black Plague brings a whole new breed of survivors to Zombicide, hailing from all walks of medieval life, and even including some fantasy races such as dwarf, halfling and orc! Each of these heroes posses their own unique abilities to face the zombie horde, from skills familiar to Zombicide player, to all-new ones.
All Survivor starts with 3 available actions and at least one blue skill. As they gain experience points, they unlock further skills (yellow, orange and red).
Each Survivor can carry up to eight Equipment cards, divided into three types of Equipment slots:
1x Body; and
5x Backpack slots.
The Body slot is reserved for Equipment cards bearing the Body symbol. Alternatively it can hold the specific Equipment card that is listed upon it. These items are considered to be "equipped in hand", representing a special piece of equipment that the Survivor can draw and use in the blink of an eye.
All Survivors begin the game with, at least, one Blue skill. As the Survivor gains experience, they gain access to the Yellow skills; eventually choosing one from each of the Orange and Red skills listed on their cards.
Ultimate Survivors begin the game with two Blue skills.