The Smoke Grenade found in DayZ
- "Type:Smoke Shell
- — In-game description
A thrown Smoke Grenade patterns its arc off of the thrown fragmentation grenade which can make it difficult to predict where it will impact without practice.
The primary usage of a Smoke Grenade is to distract zombies while sneaking about, much the same as an Empty Whiskey Bottle, Empty Tin Can or Empty Soda Can, but it can also distract zombies who are chasing a player and be used as a means of escape or thinning out the pack that is in pursuit.
Alternatively while engaged in combat with a player the Smoke Grenade can be used as a visual distraction or screening technique to allow either movement under cover or to misdirect a player who has you or a squad-mate pinned down by providing something else for them to look at, designate, and consider its threat to them.
Further more the Smoke Grenade can be used to signal locations to squad-mates by either marking the player's position or enemy positions'. Also it can be used as a battlefield marker to give directions based on its position to ease communication or confusion about positions and targets.