DBD Killer Tier List – All 26 Dead By Daylight Killers Ranked

Last Updated on February 9, 2022 by Filip Krawański

Not fond of losing too often? Or maybe you want a Killer with a specific playstyle that suits your needs? Or maybe you want to have a general idea of how strong each character in the game is. I put together this DBD Killer Tier List to help you out. It is informed, up-to-date, and ranked from best to worst. Enjoy!

And if you find yourself lacking Bloodpoints to build any of the characters you like from this DBD Killer Tier List, we have you covered! Check out this guide to codes for Dead By Daylight.

Dead by Daylight is an asymmetrical 4vs1 survival horror game. A team of Survivors squares up against a single Killer in a desperate struggle for survival. But since you are here, I assume you know about all that already. You might not know that there is a significant power gap between some of the best and the worst Killer characters in the game.


S-Tier

The crème de la crème, the very peak of Dead by Daylight Killer tier list. They offer a significant advantage compared to anyone in the tiers below. When in skilled hands there are very few things the Survivors can do to squeeze out a win.

Dead by Daylight Killers Tier List 2: Nurse
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The Nurse

Real NameDifficulty RatingPowerPlaystyle
Sally Smithson
HardSpencer’s Last Breath
Blinks for up to 20 meters upon activation. Can be recast shortly after for an additional, slightly shorter, teleport.
Chaser
Excels at rushing down people unfortunate enough to cross her path. Much like any other chaser in the game, her main source of pressure is to constantly engage the Survivors in hopes of a quick down.
The Nurse in a nutshell

The Nurse is just an absurd powerhouse. And there will not be an end to her supremacy until she is seriously reworked by Behaviour Interactive. Her blink ability allows her to phase right through any solid objects in the game. This lets you effortlessly ignore climbing through windows, pallets and it makes short work of any complicated structures. Meaning that you render the main defensive options of Survivors useless.

Now, this obviously comes at a price. The Nurse is without a doubt the hardest character to pick up, play and master. She is the only character in the game that moves at 96.25 % movement speed. Meaning that you are actually slower than running Survivors. To compensate you need to blink perfectly near them and land a hit. This requires immense knowledge of both your ability and the map around you.

Due to mentioned strengths, The Nurse is the best Killer in all of Dead By Daylight by far. And if you are interested in playing her, be sure to visit our Nurse build.

The Spirit
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The Spirit

Real NameDifficulty RatingPowerPlaystyle
Rin Yamaoka
Medium/HardYamaoka’s Haunting
Press and hold the Power button to charge, release to initiate a Phase-Walk.
The Spirit will depart her physical body and enter the Ethereal Plane, leaving behind a stationary Husk.

During the Phase-Walk you become completely invisible, but so do the Survivors. Only scratch marks left by sprinting Survivors are still visible. The Spirit also increases her normal movement speed by a whopping 60% during the Phase-Walk. You can also still use audio cues to locate your prey.
Chaser
Excels at rushing down people unfortunate enough to cross his/her path. The main source of their pressure comes from constantly engaging the Survivors in hopes of a quick down.
The Spirit in a nutshell

The Spirit is everything about Nurse scaled down somewhat. Spirit is easier to pick up and master requires way less map knowledge but is also somewhat easier to handle by the enemies. But that doesn’t change the fact that she is near the very top of the food chain. Her ridiculous 60% increased movement speed during the Phase-Walk enables The Spirit to easily catch up to anyone running.

Even if your prey positions itself in a tactical position, let’s say on top of a pallet waiting to drop it on your head. You are invisible during the Haunting. So they will need to guess from which direction you choose to attack and at what time. And even if they guess correctly an impressive amount of reaction time is required to stop The Spirit in her tracks.

And if you are interested in playing The Spirit and experiencing her full strength. Then be sure to visit our The Spirit build/guide.

Dead by Daylight - The Blight
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The Blight

Real NameDifficulty RatingPowerPlaystyle
Talbot Grimes
Very HardBlighted Corruption
Press the Power button to initiate a Rush, allowing The Blight to dash forwards at great speed, covering a short distance.

During the initial Rush, Blight cannot attack. But upon running into an obstacle such as a wall or a tree you can chain in another rush. This time being able to swing your weapon in the midst of the rush.
Chaser
Excels at rushing down people unfortunate enough to cross her path. Much like any other chaser in the game, her main source of pressure is to constantly engage the Survivors in hopes of a quick down.
The Blight in a nutshell

The Blight is quite unique in the sense that he has a persisting presence in the game, no matter how far away from him you are. After all, he can just rush across the entire map in seconds thanks to chaining rushes by running into stuff along the way. Just like the old Hillbilly before developers nerfed him with the “overheat” mechanic.

The Blight power is relatively simple compared to the blink of The Nurse. But few other characters require this insane amount of map knowledge. You need to know every rock, wall, and obstacle by heart. Because some hitboxes allow Blight to “surf” alongside them, allowing him for rather sharp turns without slamming into a wall. You need to know every single way a randomly generated map can distribute jungle gyms, and how to navigate them using his power if you want to be the very best Blight you can be. And there are 37 maps in the game currently!

If you want a character you can devote yourself to, someone who requires hundreds of hours of practice to squeeze out maximum potential. Someone who has virtually no weaknesses at the top of his play. Then you should look into Blight. And to draw out that maximum potential, be sure to visit our The Blight build/guide!


A-Tier

The high tier, the good tier, the almost S-tier. The one big, glaring issue that stops anyone from A-Tier from entering S-Tier is just that. They have some sort of “issue”, or a shortcoming, that a knowledgeable and skilled team of Survivors can abuse to pull an advantage over you. Overall still a very strong, deadly bunch of characters from this DBD Killer tier list.

the Oni DBD Tier list
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The Oni

Real NameDifficulty RatingPowerPlaystyle

Kazan Yamaoka
MediumYamaoka’s Wrath
Oni can absorb Blood Orbs left by your injured foes. When you absorb enough blood you can initiate Blood Fury.

Special Ability: Demon Dash
Press and hold the Power button while Blood Fury is active, to perform a Demon Dash. This ability allows The Oni to cover large distances rapidly.

Special Attack: Demon Strike
Press and hold the Attack button while Blood Fury is active, to perform a Demon Strike. Demon Strike has an extended range and successful hits immediately down healthy Survivors.
Chaser
Excels at rushing down people unfortunate enough to cross her path. Much like any other chaser in the game, his main source of pressure is to constantly engage the Survivors in hopes of a quick down.
The Oni in a nutshell

The Oni is a real doozy when you start reading what his power does. He can cross the entire map in seconds much like Blight and Hillbilly. And he has the ability to down Survivors in one hit instead of the usual two just like Hillbilly, Canibal, The Shape, and Ghost Face. But he has virtually no shortcomings of any of these characters. He requires way less map knowledge than Blight. Unlike Hillbilly and Canibal you can run into any wall and slide alongside it, where those two would get stunned for running into obstacles. And Ghost Face and The Shape have to meticulously charge their power during the match to “one-shot” someone.

So why is he not S-tier? He sounds amazing. Well, he is amazing… after you collect the blood you need. Without an injured person on the map, you have no powers at all. You only have the tools any other Killer in the game has. 115% movement speed and basic attacks. And a lot of players are aware of that. Good Survivors will stay away from you, hide behind pallets, and drop them early. If that happens, most of the objectives can be completed before you activate your power once. Granted, all hell breaks loose as soon as Oni powers up. He will be downing people left and right, hooking them and then if they are rescued, he will restock blood easily, repeating the circle.


Dead by Daylight Killers Tier List #6 Huntress
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The Huntress

Real NameDifficulty RatingPowerPlaystyle

Anna
HardHunting Hatchets
Press and hold the Power button to wind up a Hatchet. Release the Power button to throw the Hatchet.

Starts the game with 5 Hunting Hatchets. Hunting Hatchets are consumed on use and can be refilled at lockers.
Ranged
Ranged characters can engage enemies at any distance they please as long as they have a clear line of sight. This enables some characters to hit Survivors from such a range that they did not realize someone is even engaging them.
The Huntress in a nutshell

The Huntress continues to be one of the top-tier Killers that stood the test of time. And despite several new ranged Killers coming out throughout the years, she continues to be the best one by far. Her kit is very simple making her easy to pick up. You have 5 hatchets, and you throw ’em. Each one does exactly one health state of damage, meaning two hits guarantee a down on a Survivor. You can easily throw them over obstacles of medium height rendering some loops extremely dangerous for Survivors. You can also snipe people pretty much from across the map if you know where they are. Just remember that hatchets drop down in an arc over long distances.

Now then, just because Huntress is easy to pick up, it doesn’t mean she is easy at all. Her hatchet throw physics are entirely unique. So you will need to learn it from the ground up, commit a lot of time to master her, and then those skills do not transfer to other Killers. Knowing the maps inside out also plays a role in playing this Killer. There are some cheeky spots like boarded-up windows or holes in a wall that a hatchet will fit through. Knowing these spots will always net you some nice hits. Also, be aware that there is one glaring issue with her kit. Survivors running loops with high walls, and generally interiors are the bane of The Huntress. Because you cannot hit them if you do not see them.

DBD Killers Tier List #7 Executioner
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Executioner (Paid DLC-Only Killer)

Real NameDifficulty RatingPowerPlaystyle

Pyramid Head
HardRites of Judgement
Hold the Power button and move in any direction to carve a Torment Trail into the ground. Survivors who walk or run on the Torment Trail will be shown to you. They will also become afflicted with Torment.

Survivors afflicted with Torment may be sent to a Cage of Atonement when they are in the Dying State. Survivors in a Cage of Atonement undergo the regular Sacrifice process as if they were on a Hook. Except the Cage nullifies any perks that affect unhooking actions i.e Borrowed Time or Decisive Strike. If a Survivor reached the second hook stage he will be instantly executed instead of being sent to a cage.

Special Attack: Punishment of the Damned
Press the Attack button while Rites of Judgement is active to perform Punishment of the Damned. This unleashes a wave of force in the form of an Attack Trail, damaging any Survivors in its path.
Hybrid (Chaser/Trapper)
Offers a mixture of the other mentioned playstyles. Very versatile. For players who want to be able to adapt to a multitude of scenarios.
The Executioner in a nutshell

The Executioner, a.k.a Pyramid Head from the Silent Hill DLC, is quite a terror as he’s supposed to be. His power, which sends out a shockwave through walls or obstacles, is basically a normal attack with range. He naturally does not have the crazy range of any ranged character on this list, but just enough to render any loop useless if you are good enough. The Executioner can also set down “traps” in form of his trails. They remain in place for 75 seconds and anyone who steps on them will be revealed to you. When you send Survivors to the cage of atonement you save a bunch of time you would normally spend hooking them. He seems so solid. So why is he “mid-A” and not higher?

Well, I personally hate using his power. To shoot your “shockwave” you need to hold the power button which makes you drag your sword on the ground. Then you aim and you shoot. The shockwave travels from your position to the end of its range, so you have to account for projectile travel time. But when you are dragging your sword you do not turn buttery smooth like normal. Your turns suddenly are very clunky, like you are turning 15 degrees with each mouse movement. Which made me miss quite a lot of attacks. And you waste A LOT of time when you miss. You need to learn a lot to know when to “fake” using a shockwave and when to actually commit to the attack, thus his difficulty rating of “hard”.

Dead by Daylight Killers Tier List #8 Nemesis
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Nemesis (Paid DLC-Only Killer)

Real NameDifficulty RatingPowerPlaystyle

Nemesis T-Type
MediumT-Virus
Your Power expands as your Mutation Rate grows.
Mutation Rate 1: No special benefits.
Mutation Rate 2: Tentacle Strike can destroy Breakable Walls and Pallets.
Mutation Rate 3: Slightly increases Tentacle Strike range, and slightly increases movement speed while charging Tentacle Strike.

Special Attack: Tentacle Strike
Press and hold the Power button to charge an attack.
Once charged, tap the Attack button to unleash a Tentacle Strike. Hitting a Survivor with a Tentacle Strike afflicts them with Contamination and increases your Mutation Rate.
If a Survivor is already Contaminated, a Tentacle Strike will damage them instead.

SPECIAL ENEMY: Zombies
T-Virus causes 2 Zombies to spawn and roam about the Trial Grounds. When a Zombie attacks a Survivor, they inflict Contamination. If a Survivor is already Contaminated, they receive damage.

Chaser
Excels at rushing down people unfortunate enough to cross his/her path. The main source of their pressure comes from constantly engaging the Survivors in hopes of a quick down.
The Nemesis in a nutshell

The Nemesis is a very weird Killer. One of the more unique ones from this Dead By Daylight Killers tier list. Randomness is part of the Dead by Daylight experience. Every time you start a match you go against 4 people who could wildly range in skill and capability. Then you also enter a random map that is either Killer or Survivor-sided. And Nemesis goes ahead and adds another layer of complete randomness with his AI zombies. They will sometimes just hunt you down left and right by spawning at the most perfect place on the map ready for a pincer maneuver. Or they will sit in a corner of the map, never contributing anything.

But ignoring the complete RNG aspect of his power you are left with the tentacle strike ability. And this little fella is perhaps one of the strongest chasing tools in the game. The tentacle goes over every obstacle in the game that doesn’t cover the Survivor from head to toe. Just be mindful that they can crouch behind some low cover to dodge it. Your tentacle has almost 0 penalties for missing, it is very forgiving. It can also destroy pallets when you level up the ability through the course of the game. Even very experienced Survivors struggle to dodge it consistently.

The downside is the obvious 3 hits instead of 2. When you strike someone with your tentacle he becomes “infected”, and this gives him the usual speed boost Survivors get when hit by the Killer. Only when someone is infected then your tentacle actually does damage. So you will always need 3 hits instead of 2 at the beginning of a game unless you ignore his power. And at some point there is so much you can do with his tentacle since it doesn’t go through objects like Pyramid Heads wave. So the Killer is easier overall but with a much lower skill ceiling.

Dead by Daylight Killers Tier List 9 - The Plague
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The Plague

Real NameDifficulty RatingPowerPlaystyle

Adiris
Medium/HardVile Purge
Press and hold the Power button to charge Vile Purge, and release it to unleash a stream of infectious bile. The Plague can infect environmental objects and Survivors with Vile Purge. Hitting a Survivor will cause them to become infected. Hitting an environmental object will cause it to become infected for 40 seconds. Survivors interacting with infected objects will also become infected themselves.

Sickness Meter
A Survivor’s Sickness Meter increases each time they are hit by Vile Purge. Once the meter is filled, they are put into the Injured State and cannot be healed until they cleanse. A sick Survivor will vomit at random intervals, infecting nearby environmental objects as well as other Survivors, and might reveal his location.

Special Ability: Ingest Corruption
Infected Survivors can heal themselves back to full health, and cure their infection, by cleansing themselves at a Pool of Devotion. Cleansing will corrupt that Pool of Devotion, allowing The Plague to consume the corruption and empower her purge. Interact with a corrupt Pool of Devotion to transform Vile Purge into Corrupt Purge for 60 seconds.

Special Attack: Corrupt Purge
Press and hold the Power button to charge Corrupt Purge, and release it to unleash a stream of damaging bile. Hitting a Survivor will cause them to lose a Health State, putting them either into the Injured or Dying State.
Hybrid (Chaser/Ranged)
Offers a mixture of the other mentioned playstyles. Very versatile. For players who want to be able to adapt to a multitude of scenarios.
The Plague in a nutshell

The Plague is amazing, and you definitely should not trust anyone who says otherwise. I have seen people put The Plague as low as “high-C” or “mid-B” which I cannot disagree with more. But then maybe I’m biased since I love her gameplay. As Plague, you need to vomit your way to victory. You store up your power and release bile that follows the center of your camera as best as it can. When an invisible meter fills up a Survivor will become fully infected. This automatically injures him and prevents healing via any means other than cleansing at your fountains. Plague can freely use her power in the middle of chasing someone because building up bile doesn’t slow her down almost at all.

When you ingest corruption from a fountain that someone cleansed at, your bile instead will deal damage. Even a single drop will damage someone. If you build up a lot of puke it becomes almost impossible for the Survivor to avoid damage unless he is at an amazing loop with very high walls. Even then the odds are heavily against them.

The major downside is that Plague is a very “reactionary” character. With your powered-up bile, you are a killing machine. Without it, you will need to smack someone with your basic attack to down them since the infection will only injure, never down. And to get your “power-up” a Survivor needs to cleanse. If they chose to stay injured and never use your fountains, and they just so happen to be very good at looping the Killer your options become extremely limited. Since then you are a Killer without any ability against a team of good Survivors.

The Artist
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The Artist

Real NameDifficulty RatingPowerPlaystyle

Carmina Mora
HardBirds of Torment
Press the Power button to charge Birds of Torment. Once fully charged, tap the Attack button to summon a Dire Crow.
This action can be repeated in quick succession by continuously holding the Power button and tapping the Attack button again.

Dire Crow
When at least one Dire Crow is summoned, it stays idle for a limited amount of time.
Tap the Ability button to propel all Idle Dire Crows into the flight, following their indicated Flight Path.

Flight Path
Dire Crows inflict damage to Survivors while on their Flight Path, which is indicated to The Artist by a large rectangle on the ground. Once Dire Crows continue past their individual Flight Paths, they turn into a Swarm, able to pass through any obstacles while flying on through the environment.

Swarm
While a Swarm continues in a straight line throughout the environment, it will reveal any nearby Survivors. If a Swarm collides with a Survivor, it will start to swarm them with a murder of crows. The Aura of the Swarm is revealed to The Artist at all times, except for when it is being repelled. If a Swarm collides with a Swarmed Survivor, it will inflict damage. Swarmed Survivors can repel the Swarm either by completing the Repel action or by entering a Locker.
Hybrid (Chaser/Set-Up/Ranged)
Offers a mixture of the other mentioned playstyles. Very versatile. For players who want to be able to adapt to a multitude of scenarios.
Artist in a nutshell

The Artist is the very latest Killer added to Dead by Daylight. It has been 2 months since her release in Portrait of a Murder Chapter. You would think that this is enough time to have her “figured out”, but you have to understand that it takes years sometimes to find new “tech” which can make or break a Killer. But as is right now I would definitely put her in the Low-A category.

Her ability is fantastic for information gathering. You can just send crows to generators across the map and instantly find out if anyone is there. But do not expect to be getting a lot of injures or downs across the map. Then when in direct confrontation Artist can put down a crow in the middle of a loop, making it impossible to use since she will just injure you with the “trap” set in place.

But then again, The Artist struggles across good Survivors who make their movement unpredictable. While you are setting down a trap they might already be running to the next set of obstacles rendering your set-up pointless. You will catch them eventually, or you can strategically corner Survivors. But you might waste just enough time on the process to lose the game later.


B-Tier

The “okay” tier. There is absolutely nothing wrong with these characters, but you will be expected to really perform with these Killers if you want to see any real results. Basically, anyone from this segment of my Dead By Daylight Killers tier list is perfectly viable, but expect Survivors to push back BIG TIME against you.

Dead by Daylight Killers Tier List 11 - The Hag
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The Hag

Real NameDifficulty RatingPowerPlaystyle

Lisa Sherwood
HardBlackened Catalyst
Press the Power button to bend down and draw a muddy Phantasm Trap sign. Up to 10 Phantasm Traps are allowed. Survivors who step on the trap trigger it spawning a Mud Phantasm: It will yank the Survivor’s camera towards it, disorienting them.

Special Ability: Teleport 
Press the Active Ability button to teleport to a tripped Phantasm Trap located within a range of 40 meters, taking the place of the Mud Phantasm.
Set-Up
This Killer is all about pre-planning. Forget running blindly at the Survivors and expecting to kill ’em all. You need to put your strategic mind to the test. Set up traps, zone Survivors, and see the fear in their eyes when they realize that this is your territory.
The Hag in a nutshell

The Hag, in my heart of hearts, should be higher on the list. But I just personally dislike her playstyle. I just find it too slow. But this is a personal preference. The Hag is VERY strong once you master creating zones with your power and then strategically pushing Survivors into them.

Her “traps”, the muddy signs that she draws on the ground, are super duper hard to see on most of the game’s surfaces. You can also teleport to them from a significant distance. Thus The Hag is one of the few Killers in the game that can chase a Survivor and then when a trap is triggered teleport to defend someone on the hook or near a generator.

She is incredibly oppressive when played well. Not much mechanical skill is required for her, but knowledge of maps, strategic chokepoints, and a good amount of strategic thinking is required for her.

Dead by Daylight Killers Tier List 12 - The Twins
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The Twins

Real NameDifficulty RatingPowerPlaystyle

Victor & Charlotte Deshayes
Medium/HardBlood Bond 
As Charlotte, press and hold the Power button to unleash Victor. Pressing the Ability button allows you to swap control back and forth between Charlotte and Victor.

Victor can scour the environment at great speed in search of Survivors. Victor cannot see Scratch Marks.
Victor can search Lockers. If he finds someone, control automatically reverts to Charlotte while he holds the Locker doors shut, trapping the Survivor for up to 10 seconds while they struggle against it.

Special Attack: Pounce 
While controlling Victor, press and hold the Ability button to charge a Pounce and press the Attack button to unleash it. Pouncing at a Survivor will damage them.
If the Survivor was at full health, Victor will latch onto them; control will swap back to Charlotte. A Pounce without latching on will leave Victor vulnerable for a short time, in which nearby Survivors can crush him.
Hybrid (Chaser/Set-Up)
Offers a mixture of the other mentioned playstyles. Very versatile. For players who want to be able to adapt to a multitude of scenarios.
The Twins in a nutshell

“Prepare for trouble, and make it double”. The Twins is again a Killer that I personally knocked down from “Low/Mid-A” to “High-B” because I do not find Victor and Charlotte that satisfying to play. But the potential for this character in hands interested in drawing it out is crazy high.

Victor in particular is a real menace. He is extremely short, so you cannot spot him easily. And what is more important he has no terror radius or other sound/music effects that give away his position. The only exception is his growl that you often hear when he is already pouncing you from a significant distance away.

You can easily set up pincer maneuvers by pushing Survivors into idle Charlotte with Victor and then switching between the two. You can put Victor down to reveal any enemies near hooked Survivors. Both information gathering and chases are a breeze for these two. And they are not that hard to learn and play.

DBD Killer Tier List - Cenobite
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The Cenobite (Paid DLC-Only Killer)

Real NameDifficulty RatingPowerPlaystyle

Elliot Spencer
Medium/HardSummons of Pain
Press the Power button to create a gateway and release the button to open it. Once opened, tap the Ability button to summon forth a possessed Chain under your control.

Possessed Chain
Hitting a Survivor will bind them with chains. A Survivor bound with a chain is unable to sprint and cannot leave through the Exit Gate. If the chain is not broken, a second and eventually a third chain will appear and bind them as well, each applying a stackable Movement Speed penalty to the Survivor.

Bound Survivors can perform the Break Free action. Each chain needs to be broken separately. If the bound Survivor brings any environmental object between them and the chain, it will break immediately. However, this action causes a replacement chain to spawn and attempt to rebind the Survivor.

Lament Configuration 
Upon starting the Trial, the Lament Configuration spawns in a random location on the map and does so after each time it is used. Survivors can see its aura at all times.
Any Survivor can pick-up the Lament Configuration and carry it with them. Solving the Lament Configuration will indicate the Survivor’s location to Cenobite.

Teleport
While the Lament Configuration is being solved, The Cenobite can choose to teleport to that Survivor’s location. Stunning him for a couple of seconds and automatically solving Lament Configuration.

Chain Hunt
If left to its own devices, the Lament Configuration eventually initiates a Chain Hunt. During Chain Hunt, the Lament Configuration continuously summons chains that pursue and attempt to bind every Survivor, until any Survivor picks up the Lament Configuration, which ends the Chain Hunt.
The Cenobite can pick up the Lament Configuration himself, which will immediately start a Chain Hunt.
Chaser
Excels at rushing down people unfortunate enough to cross his/her path. The main source of their pressure comes from constantly engaging the Survivors in hopes of a quick down.
The Cenobite in a nutshell

The Cenobite, a.k.a Pinhead, is decent. But just decent. One of the things this Killer has going for him is that you do not have to do anything to gain an upper hand. The Lament Configuration helps you by just existing pretty much. If Survivors ignore it they will face the Chain Hunt which is extremely annoying and slows down generator progress a lot. And if someone picks it up you can instantly teleport to it and initiate a chase with said person. No matter what Survivors do, you will find them eventually thanks to this.

But his chasing tool, the Possessed Chain, is really mediocre. Every chaser above him, and even some below him, have much more effective powers. You need to be extremely precise for minimal returns (unless you use some busted add-ons). And thus, I cannot put him any higher in good faith.

Demogorgon (Paid DLC-Only Killer. Not available for purchase since Nov. 17, 2021)
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The Demogorgon (Paid DLC-Only Killer. Not available for purchase since Nov. 17, 2021)

Real NameDifficulty RatingPowerPlaystyle

Demogorgon
MediumOf The Abyss
Press and hold the Power button to fully charge and activate Of the Abyss. All Survivors within close proximity to any activated Portals will be revealed to you.

Special Attack: Shred 
Press the Attack button while charging or holding Of the Abyss to dive forwards and unleash a vicious slash. Shredding into Breakable Walls or Pallets will destroy them.

Special Ability: Portals
Press the Active Ability button to place an inactive Portal on the ground in front of you. Inactive Portals are invisible to Survivors and cannot be sealed by them.

Traversing the Upside Down 
When standing on a placed Portal while looking at another Portal, press the Active Ability button to travel to it. After emerging from a Portal, The Demogorgon is Undetectable for 3 seconds.

Activated Portals
Portals become activated when they are first traversed to or from. Activated Portals are visible to Survivors and can be sealed by them.
Hybrid (Chaser/Set-Up)
Offers a mixture of the other mentioned playstyles. Very versatile. For players who want to be able to adapt to a multitude of scenarios
The Demogorgon in a nutshell

The Demogorgon, or the best boi, is perhaps the most balanced Killer in the entire Dead by Daylight. So no better place than exactly at the midpoint of my Dead By Daylight Killers tier list.

His portals allow him to pressure multiple points on the map due to the threat of him teleporting. His shred lunge attack is a great tool that allows you to “dash” and hit someone from quite a distance with the trade-off of wasting some precious seconds if you miss.

On the other hand, Survivors can easily either ignore these portals or seal them up. And his shred attack is clearly telegraphed by an animation and quite easy to bait out in most scenarios. So it will almost always come down to who can perform better in a given situation.

Dead by Daylight Killers Tier List 15 - The Hillbilly
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The Hillbilly

Real NameDifficulty ratingPowerPlaystyle

Max Thompson Jr.
Medium/HardChainsaw
Press and hold the Power button to break into a Chainsaw Sprint, moving at twice your regular Movement speed at the cost of heavy restrictions on your capability to turn. Running into any obstacle immediately takes you out of the sprint and plays a “stun” animation. Survivors hit during a Chainsaw Sprint go down in one hit instead of the regular two. Running.

Each Chainsaw action (starting, revving, and sprinting) will cause the Overheat meter to fill.
When the Overheat meter is filled, the Chainsaw cannot be used until it is fully cooled down. The Overheat meter decreases when the Chainsaw is not in use.
Chaser
Excels at rushing down people unfortunate enough to cross his/her path. The main source of their pressure comes from constantly engaging the Survivors in hopes of a quick down.
The Hillbilly in a nutshell

The Hillbilly used to be A-tier. A real menace. A true terror. But… not anymore. He still can cross the map in seconds and catch you off guard. He is still one of the best characters for “patroling” generators, so the late game against him on open maps is really tough. But he now has to deal with the unnecessary Overheat mechanic. This limits how much he can use his chainsaw before it basically goes on cooldown.

You can perform on him. His insta-down chainsaw is still scary. But his greatly reduced overall map pressure lands him in Low-B or even lower depending on how you feel about him. Not to mention that playing him on in-door maps is some of the most frustrating gameplay Dead by Daylight has to offer.

Dead by Daylight Killers Tier List 16 - The Cannibal
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The Cannibal (Paid DLC-Only Killer)

Real NameDifficulty RatingPowerPlaystyle

Bubba Sawyer
EasyBubba’s Chainsaw
The Cannibal starts the Trial with 3 Charges.

Special Ability: Chainsaw Sweep
Press and hold the Power button to consume one Charge and perform a Chainsaw Dash for 2 seconds that can hit multiple targets. Survivors hit during a Chainsaw Dash go down in one hit instead of the usual two.

Press the Power button again during the Chainsaw Dash window to consume another Charge and extend the Chainsaw Sweep by another 2 seconds. Charges replenish while Bubba’s Chainsaw is not in use.

Tantrum
The Tantrum meter slowly fills when revving Bubba’s Chainsaw. Once the meter is full, or after hitting an obstacle during a Chainsaw Sweep, The Cannibal unleashes a Tantrum that keeps him swinging in place for a couple of seconds, damaging any Survivors in close proximity, putting them into the Dying State.
Chaser
Excels at rushing down people unfortunate enough to cross his/her path. The main source of their pressure comes from constantly engaging the Survivors in hopes of a quick down.
The Cannibal in a nutshell

The Cannibal, a.k.a Leatherface. He is very easy to pick up and “master”. He has a watered-down version of Hilbillys chainsaw. Which is sometimes a good thing! Since he goes slower but his turn radius is much, much wider. This means you can control his chainsaw sweep much easier. He is also the only Killer in the entire game that can insta-down the entire Survivor team if all the stars align.

That being said, he is really easy to play against. Survivors just have to hand around structures with windows to make your chainsaw neigh useless. Unless you pull out a Giga-brain mind game. Again, he is just a little bit worse at his job than the other chasers on the list. Sorry, Bubba, but this is as high as you will go on my Dead By Daylight Killers tier list.


C-Tier

We are now entering the segments of my Dead By Daylight Killers tier list that feature characters I consider unviable. Picking any Killer from this tier puts you at a disadvantage in the game so they should be avoided. Unless you are particularly fond of any Killer from here on out due to their unique visual design or creative powers you best forget all about them. That being said you can master any Killer and see success with him/her. But except to put in A LOT more effort in while playing anyone from C and D tiers.

Nightmare (Paid DLC-Only Killer)  - DBD Tier List
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The Nightmare (Paid DLC-Only Killer)

Real NameDifficulty RatingPowerPlaystyle

Freddy Krueger
EasyDream Demon
The Nightmare is invisible for awake Survivors until he is within 16 meters away from them. The Nightmare is invisible to Survivors when he is farther than 32 meters away.

Micro-Sleep
The Nightmare’s presence in the Trial Grounds induces micro-sleep, passively causing Survivors to fall asleep over 60 seconds, after which they enter the Dream World.

Dream World
Once inside the Dream World, Survivors do not hear The Nightmare’s terror radius. Survivors only hear The Nightmare’s non-directional Lullaby.

Survivors can see and be affected by Dream Traps placed by The Nightmare. Successful Basic Attacks immediately pull Survivors into the Dream World.

Waking Up
Survivors have several ways to wake up and leave the Dream World. Failing Skill Checks, having an awake Survivor perform the Wake-Up action on them, or finding and using their personal Alarm Clock will all cause Survivors to wake up.

The Nightmare can equip either The Dream Snare or The Dream Pallet based on which add-ons he chose for that specific game.

Special Ability: Dream Snare 
Press and hold the Power button to place a Dream Snare on the ground directly in front of The Nightmare.
Survivors that come in contact with a Dream Snare suffer from lowered movement speed.

Special Ability: Dream Pallet 
Press and hold the Power button to place a Dream Pallet at an available location. A Dream Pallet dropped by a Survivor will be destroyed immediately and not stun The Nightmare.

SPECIAL ABILITY: Dream Projection 
Press and hold the Active Ability button to perform a Dream Projection and teleport to a Generator in view.
Releasing the button early will cancel the action.
For each Survivor in the Dream World, the cool-down of using Dream Projection is reduced by a stackable 15 %.
Hybrid (Chaser/Set-Up)
Offers a mixture of the other mentioned playstyles. Very versatile. For players who want to be able to adapt to a multitude of scenarios
The Nightmare in a nutshell

The Nightmare is just a combination of weak powers. You have pseudo-stealth because he is visible only from medium range, which is just enough that Survivors can easily run away. His traps are bright red and you can only activate them while asleep, rendering them close to useless against good Survivors. Then he has a teleport ability which he can cancel to scare you away from a generator, or actually use it to travel across the map. This one is the most useful but it gets put on a loooong cooldown each time you do use it.

He is just too gimmicky with a broad range of mediocre abilities. Why play him if you can play an excellent Chaser or Set-Up Killer? Or someone who has actual stealth I guess. Just anyone above him on this Dead By Daylight Killers tier list will do his job way better.

Dead by Daylight Killers Tier List 18 - The Ghost Face
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The Ghost Face (Paid DLC-Only Killer)

Real NameDifficulty RatingPowerPlaystyle

Danny Johnson
MediumNight Shroud
Press the Power button to activate Night Shroud when the Power gauge is full. Ghost Face’s Terror Radius disappears when Night Shroud is active. Performing a Basic Attack fully depletes the Power gauge and deactivates Night Shroud.

Reveal
Survivors within close proximity to The Ghost Face may attempt to reveal him by looking in his direction for 1.5 seconds. A successful reveal fully depletes The Ghost Face’s Power gauge and automatically deactivates Night Shroud for 24 seconds.

Special Ability: Stalk
Hold down the Power button to stalk Survivors when Night Shroud is active. Hold down the Power button when behind cover to lean out and stalk at a faster rate (x2). Completing stalk progress on a Survivor will cause them to become Marked, applying the Exposed status effect for 45 seconds.
(Exposed status causes the Survivor to go down in one hit instead of the usual two when using a basic attack).

Special Ability: Crouch
Press the Active Ability button to crouch. Press it again when crouched to stand. The Ghost Face moves at a slower speed when crouched.
Stealth
These Killers use the element of surprise and their unique powers to ambush the Survivors. Often giving them quite the scare! The element of surprise is an important part of their kit, and you have to make the most out of it to get good results with these characters.
The Ghost Face in a nutshell

The Ghost Face might be the best Killer from the worst category of Dead By Daylight’s Killers. His stealth-centered gameplay is a significant advantage at the beginning of the game when no one knows who they are up against. You can easily sneak up on Survivors, grab them off generators, fill up their Stalk meter.

But it goes downhill so fast once the cat is out of the bag. During chase time you have no useful abilities to corner Survivors, which means drawn-out games of catch with one of them. This is naturally very bad for you since 3 other Survivors are free to complete objectives, heal, unhook, and whatnot. He can be very threatening, especially on indoor maps. But most of the time he really won’t be.

Dead by Daylight Killers Tier List 19 - The Deathslinger
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The Deathslinger

Real NameDifficulty RatingPowerPlaystyle

Caleb Quinn
MediumThe Redeemer
Press and hold the Power button to aim down sights. Press the Attack button to shoot a spear that can lodge itself in a Survivor, allowing them to be reeled in towards The Deathslinger against their will.

Reel
While a Survivor is speared by The Redeemer, press and hold the Power button to reel them in towards you. Survivors may struggle against the chain or use the environment to pressure the chain to break. Doing so will result in briefly stunning The Deathslinger as well as putting the Survivor in the Injured State. Using a Basic Attack while a Survivor is speared will break the chain without applying a stun penalty.

Reload
The Redeemer must be reloaded after every shot, before it may be fired again. Press and hold the Active Ability button to reload The Redeemer.
Ranged
Ranged characters can engage enemies at any distance they please as long as they have a clear line of sight. This enables some characters to hit Survivors from such a range that they did not realize someone is even engaging them.
The Deathslinger in a nutshell

The Deathslinger was hit with a significant nerf a couple of patches ago. He used to be able to shoot his gun almost instantly thanks to “quick scoping”. But now it takes a second to go into “aiming mode”. This change gutted his potential. Now you cannot pull off a lot of shots you could before in a chase. And just like any other Dead By Daylight Killers tier list, I have to move him down due to these changes.

He is still one of the most threatening Killers in a 1v1 situation. But he used to be the absolute king of it. Other than that he has nothing. No map pressure, no movement options. This means that 75% of the enemy team is not under any kind of pressure for most of the game, which easily spells his doom.

Dead by Daylight Killers Tier List 20 - The Doctor
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The Doctor

Real NameDifficulty RatingPowerPlaystyle
Herman Carter
MediumCarter’s Spark
Successfully striking Survivors with The Doctor’s special abilities increases the Survivors’ Madness meter.

Madness Tier 1:
Causes Survivors to scream revealing their location to The Doctor. Slight chance to trigger Madness Skill Checks which appear at an unusual place or go in the opposite direction than usual (33 % chance).

Madness II:
Causes Survivors to scream. Causes Survivors to experience hallucinations in the form of an Illusionary Doctor. Moderate chance to trigger Madness Skill Checks (66 %).

Madness III:
Causes Survivors to scream from time to time. Causes Survivors to experience hallucinations in the form of an Illusionary Doctor. Disables Survivors’ ability to perform any Repairing, Healing, Sabotaging, Searching, or Cleansing interactions until they successfully Snap Out of It. Succeeding the Snap Out of It action will return Survivors back to Madness I.

Special Ability: Shock Therapy 
Press and hold the Power button to perform a Shock Therapy Attack, unleashing a ranged shock attack on the ground in front of The Doctor. Survivors struck by Shock Therapy gain increased Madness and any interactions they are performing are immediately canceled and put on a cool-down of 2.5 seconds.

Special Ability: Static Blast
Press and hold the Active Ability button to perform a Static Blast, causing all Survivors within The Doctor’s Terror Radius to scream.
Survivors struck by Static Blast gain one Madness Tier and any interactions they are performing are immediately canceled.
Static Blast can only be activated when not on cool-down (60 seconds).
Hybrid (Chaser/Set-Up)
Offers a mixture of the other mentioned playstyles. Very versatile. For players who want to be able to adapt to a multitude of scenarios
The Doctor in a nutshell

The Doctor is interesting in some ways. His power makes it impossible for Survivors to hide from him. It covers a significant chunk of the area around him, and when it hits a Survivor it causes him to scream revealing his location. This often takes Survivors by surprise since no one really has such a good tool for finding Survivors in hiding. He might be one of the best seekers of Survivors on this entire Dead By Daylight Killers tier list.

Outside of this one unique strong suit, The Doctor is mediocre AT BEST. His power takes a while to charge up and it doesn’t do much for you in a chase. Anyone outside of complete novices will just run in a straight line away from you as soon as they see you charging his shock ability. And since it doesn’t slow down their movement but charging it slows yours, you just lost distance on them. It prevents Survivors from using pallets and windows for 2.5 seconds when hit. But that rarely is useful against even mediocre Survivor players.

The Wraith DBD tier list
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The Wraith

Real NameDifficulty RatingPowerPlaystyle

Philip Ojomo
EasyWailing Bell
Press and hold the Power button to cloak.
Press and hold it again to uncloak, granting a short Lunge forward for 1 second upon re-appearing.

Cloak
Grants near-total invisibility when moving and total invisibility while standing still for a moment. Grants 35% increase in Movement speed.
The Wraith is unable to attack but can interact with environmental objects.

Lightburn
Interacting with the Spirit World leaves The Wraith vulnerable to Lightburn. Exposure to bright lights from Flashlights, Firecrackers, or Flash Grenades stuns him and forces him to uncloak automatically.
Stealth
These Killers use the element of surprise and their unique powers to ambush the Survivors. Often giving them quite the scare! The element of surprise is an important part of their kit, and you have to make the most out of it to get good results with these characters.
The Wraith in a nutshell

The Wraith just like The Ghost Face has the advantage of being a stealth Killer. This enables him to put the feat of God into Survivors and also score some hits early game due to the element of surprise. And just like Ghost Face, as soon as the cat is out of the bag it all goes downhill fast.

The Wraith has some saving graces. When you uncloak you are still moving much faster for a couple of seconds, and this can help you hit Survivors who think they are safe behind a dropped pallet. But still, Wraith’s power does not offer you anything of significance when chasing a Survivor. And unlike Ghost Face, he cannot one-shot Survivors making a chase much shorter. Thus, he lands near the bottom of C-Tier.

The Trickster
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The Trickster

Real NameDifficulty RatingPowerPlaystyle

Ji-Woon Hak
EasyShowstopper
Start the Trial with 44 Blades. Press and hold the Power button to enter the Throw State. Tap the Attack button to throw a single Blade, or hold down the Attack button to unleash a flurry of Blades.
Throwing a flurry of Blades increases control and Throw rate while decreasing Movement speed.
Restock Blades at Lockers.

Laceration Meter
A Survivor’s Laceration Meter increases each time they are hit by a Blade. Once the meter is filled (6 Blade Hits), they lose a Health State.
A Survivor’s Laceration Meter will gradually decrease if they have not been hit by a Blade for a short time.

Special Attack: The Main Event
Each Blade Hit also fills the Event Meter. Once full, The Main Event can be activated by pressing the Active Ability button. In this mode, The Trickster automatically throws unlimited Blades for the duration of The Main Event. His Throw rate is significantly increased and his Movement speed does not decrease after each throw. The Main Event can be canceled by pressing the Active Ability button again.
Ranged
Ranged characters can engage enemies at any distance they please as long as they have a clear line of sight. This enables some characters to hit Survivors from such a range that they did not realize someone is even engaging them.
The Trickster in a nutshell

The Trickster is very fun to play in my opinion. There is something just so satisfying in throwing his glass blades. And hearing him laugh like a little psycho when he injures someone. He even laughs when someone disconnects from the game, how hilarious is that.

But never go into a match as him expecting great results or easy games. Maps with high walls are tough for Killers like The Huntress, but they absolutely destroy The Trickster. When you catch someone out in the open as The Trickster you can down them extremely quickly from full health. His Main Event ability is amazing but I swear, you will never have it when you need it. Since you need to build up the meter for it, and then you have 30 seconds to use it before it is gone and you need to build up for it again.

Play other ranged characters if you want results. Play this one for fabulous fashion and killer background music.

The Legion |
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The Legion

Real NameDifficulty RatingPowerPlaystyle

Frank, Julie, Susie, Joey
EasyFeral Frenzy
When the power gauge is full, press the Power button to initiate. While Feral Frenzy is active, The Legion moves faster and gains access to additional abilities: Pallet Vault and Feral Slash. Additionally, The Legion loses the ability to see Scratch Marks and Pools of Blood while in Feral Frenzy.

Special Ability: Feral Vault
Press the Interaction button while in Feral Frenzy to perform a quick Vault at any Pallet or Window.

Special Attack: Feral Slash:
Press the Attack button while in Feral Frenzy to perform a Feral Slash. Hitting a Survivor with Feral Slash puts them into the Injured State and inflicts the Deep Wounds status effect. Additionally, this refills The Legion’s power gauge and all Survivors within the Terror Radius not already afflicted with the Deep Wound status effect have their location revealed.
If the hit Survivor was already afflicted with the Deep Wound status effect or The Legion misses the attack, Feral Frenzy ends immediately.
Chaser
Excels at rushing down people unfortunate enough to cross his/her path. The main source of their pressure comes from constantly engaging the Survivors in hopes of a quick down.
The Legion in a nutshell

The Legion is C-tier only because I have a soft spot for him. He is the most overpowered Killer in the game in the eyes of inexperienced players, but a complete joke to anyone else. His power always grants you the first hit for free. It is so hard to mess up and not injure someone with Feral Frenzy. But then you are completely powerless for the rest of the game. You can only basic attack like anyone else in the game. Legion is just a waste of time. This is sad because I really like rushing people down in Feral Frenzy.


D-Tier

Picking any Killer from this tier puts you at a SEVERE disadvantage in the game, so they best be avoided. Unless you are particularly fond of any Killer here for any reason, you best forget all about them. The very bottom of my little Dead By Daylight Killers tier list. Reserved for the worst killers.

The Shape |
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The Shape (Paid DLC-Only Killer)

Real NameDifficulty RatingPowerPlaystyle

Michael Myers
EasyEvil Within
The Shape builds up more evil power by stalking Survivors.

Special Ability: Stalk
Press and hold the Power button to stalk all visible Survivors. Stalking Survivors builds up your progress through Evil Within Tiers.

Evil Within Tier 1
The Shape’s Terror Radius disappears. The Shape has a reduced Movement speed. The Shape has a reduced Lunge Attack range. The Shape has a normal Vaulting time of 1.7 seconds.

Evil Within Tier 2
The Shape has a reduced Terror Radius of 16 meters. The Shape has a normal Movement speed. The Shape has a normal Lunge Attack range. The Shape has a reduced Vaulting time of 1.48 seconds.

Evil Within Tier 3
All Survivors suffer from the Exposed status effect for 60 seconds, after which The Shape automatically regresses to Evil Within II.
The Shape has a normal Terror Radius range and movement speed. The Shape has an increased Lunge Attack range. The Shape has a further reduced Vaulting time of 1.275 seconds.
Stealth
These Killers use the element of surprise and their unique powers to ambush the Survivors. Often giving them quite the scare! The element of surprise is an important part of their kit, and you have to make the most out of it to get good results with these characters.
The Shape in a nutshell

The Shape is probably one of the best Killers in the game if you want to fool around. You can stalk people giving them heart attacks. Which gets ridiculous with some of his add-ons. He looks hilarious when moon-walking. He is an excellent meme material. And he was the first Killer added to Dead By Daylight from an already established horror franchise.

So then on the not-so-bright side. He is awful. Do not play him for any other reason than the ones stated above. He can be a menace due to some disgustingly OP add-ons. But without them, it takes so freakin long to hit Evil Within Tier 3 that most of the game is done by that point, and you get 60 seconds of real pressure. Michael can only attack with his basic attack, making him pretty boring when played in a standard manner.

Dead by Daylight Killers Tier List 25 - The Pig
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The Pig (Paid DLC-Only Killer)

Real NameDifficulty RatingPowerPlaystyle

Amanda Young
EasyJigsaw’s Baptism
The Pig starts the Trial with 4 Reverse Bear Traps.

Inactive Reverse Bear Traps
While standing over a Survivor who is in the Dying State, press the Active Ability button to place an Inactive Reverse Bear Trap on that Survivor’s head. Survivors may attempt to free themselves from an Inactive Reverse Bear Trap by searching Jigsaw Boxes for the key.

4 Jigsaw Boxes are located around the environment. Searching them has a random chance of taking off the Reverse Bear Trap.

Active Reverse Bear Traps
Whenever a Generator is completed, all currently Inactive Reverse Bear Trap will activate. Active Reverse Bear Traps initiate the Death timer, a countdown timer displayed on the Survivor’s Status icon that expires after 150 seconds.
Once the Death timer expires, the Active Reverse Bear Traps snaps open, automatically killing the Survivor.
A Survivor attempting to leave the Trial Grounds through an Exit Gate with an Active Reverse Bear Traps immediately trips the Reverse Bear Trap. The Death timer is paused whenever the Survivor is being chased by The Pig or is in the Dying State.

Special Ability: Crouch
Press the Active Ability button to crouch and uncrouch.
When crouched, The Pig Terror Radius disappears at the cost of moving at a slower speed.

Special Attack: Ambush Dash 
Press and hold the Attack button when crouched to perform an Ambush Dash attack with increased speed and range.
Hybrid (Chaser/Stealth)
Offers a mixture of the other mentioned playstyles. Very versatile. For players who want to be able to adapt to a multitude of scenarios
The Pig in a nutshell

The Pig is one of the consistently weakest characters in the entirety of Dead By Daylight history. She doesn’t have any add-ons that break the game. She was never in the meta. She is in the exact opposite situation. Players at this point are begging to have her buffed so she can compete with other Killers. Because as of right now, judging by this Dead By Daylight Killers tier list, she is struggling.

She has no useful power in a chase, except for her ambush dash, which rarely gets anyone and is telegraphed on so many different levels. Seriously, you will never hit anyone who knows what they are doing with this. If you manage to down someone, you trap them with the reverse bear trap. And then one of the two happens. They either get the trap off on the first try, or they are unlucky enough to run around, not get it off after 3 attempts, and just die after being downed once, which is a really stupid and disgusting game mechanic. The most threat you can generate is up to random chance.

Dead by Daylight Killers Tier List 26 - The Clown
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The Clown

Real NameDifficulty RatingPowerPlaystyle

Jeffrey Hawk
EasyThe Afterpiece Tonic
Tap the Active Ability button to switch between the Afterpiece Tonic and the Afterpiece Antidote.
Tap or hold and release the Power button to launch a Bottle. Maximum Throw charge is reached when a shimmer travels across the Bottle.

Special Ability: Afterpiece Tonic
On contact, the Tonic Bottle will break, releasing a purple Gas Cloud that intoxicates Survivors.
Intoxicated Survivors will suffer from impaired vision, reduced movement speed, and involuntary coughing, which linger for 2 seconds after leaving the Gas Cloud.

Special Ability: Afterpiece Antidote
On contact, the Antidote Bottle will break, releasing a white Gas Cloud, which turns yellow after activation (2.5 seconds) and invigorates The Clown and Survivors.
Invigorated Players gain a Movement Speed bonus of 10 % for 5 seconds. Intoxicated Survivors who enter an Antidote Gas Cloud are cured.

Reload
Press and hold the Active Ability button to replenish your Bottles.
Chaser
Excels at rushing down people unfortunate enough to cross his/her path. The main source of their pressure comes from constantly engaging the Survivors in hopes of a quick down.
The Clown in a nutshell

The Clown is well, a clown, a jester, essentially a joke. All his power does is slow Survivors down a little bit. And then they will just drop a pallet cutting you off, or just run in a straight line. And all Clown can do is eat their dust. The Clown can speed himself up for literal 5 seconds, which will not help you in most cases anyway.

He does have some disgusting add-ons. Most notably Redhead’s Pinkie Finger, which allows you to one-shot down anyone in your gas. But outside of that, he has nothing going for him.

The Trapper
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The Trapper

Real NameDifficulty RatingPowerPlaystyle

Evan MacMillan
EasyBear Trap
The Trapper starts the Trial with 2 Bear Traps equipped, and 6 Bear Traps spawned randomly throughout the Trial Grounds. The Trapper sees the Auras of every Bear Trap at all times.

Collecting Bear Traps
Press the Interaction button while standing near a disarmed Bear Trap to collect it.
The Trapper can carry 2 Bear Traps at a time.

Setting Bear Traps
Press and hold the Power button to set and arm a Bear Trap in a valid location in front of The Trapper. An armed Bear Trap will trap and immobilize any Survivor who steps into it.
If the Survivor was healthy, they will be put into the Injured State. An armed Bear Trap will also trap The Trapper if he steps into it.
This temporarily immobilizes him while he frees his foot and resets the Bear Trap. If he was carrying a Survivor, that Survivor will escape from his shoulder. A trapped Survivor can attempt to free themselves from the Bear Trap or have another Survivor rescue them.

Catching Survivors in Bear Traps
Press the Interaction button on a trapped Survivor to lift them out of the Bear Trap and onto The Trapper’s shoulder.

Resetting Bear Traps
Press and hold the Power button while standing near a disarmed Bear Trap to reset it.
Set-Up
This Killer is all about pre-planning. Forget running blindly at the Survivors and expecting to kill ’em all. You need to put your strategic mind to the test. Set up traps, zone Survivors, and see the fear in their eyes when they realize that this is your territory.
The Trapper in a nutshell

The Trapper lacks everything that is good about The Hag. You need to painstakingly shuffle over to your randomly spawned bear traps, pick them up, and then carry them all the way over to a strategic place. For it to be then disarmed by the Survivors in a matter of seconds. A process that will repeat like a broken record until you go insane. Or just frustratingly lose the game. If you like putting down traps just scroll up to the Hag and read up on her. She is Trapper but better in every way possible.

Since a better Trapper exists in the spirit of The Hag and his overall dog water kit, the Trapper is the worst Killer in Dead By Daylight.

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