The Killer perks in Dead by Daylight, help create the most ultimate builds that aid the Killers in dominating the Survivors in each trial. These perks enhance the Killers chances on chasing, catching, and hooking Survivors.

Dead by Daylight Killer Perk Tier List

These perks are the top 10 Killer perks of each tier; starting from S tier perks, (the most superior or elite) and graded down to the C tier perks (average). Here’s a look at our Dead by Daylight Killer perk tier list.

Dead by Daylight Killer Perks Tier List

S Tier Perks

  • BBQ & Chilli (The Cannibal)
    • After hooking a Survivor, all auras of other Survivors within a 40 meter radius, are revealed for four seconds. Each time a Survivor is hooked for the first time, gain a stackable 25% bonus to all Bloodpoint gains, up to a max of 50/75/100%.
  • A Nurse’s Calling (The Nurse)
    • The Auras of Survivors who are healing or being healed are revealed when they are within a range of 20/24/28 meters.
  • Discordance (The Legion)
    • Any Generator that is being repaired by two or more Survivors, within a range of 64/96/128 meters, will highlight the Generators aura. After the first Generator is highlighted, Discordance triggers a Loud Noise notification on the Generator.
  • Pop Goes the Weasel (The Clown)
    • After hooking a Survivor, the first Generator the Killer damages will instantly lose 25% Progression.
  • Tinkerer (The Hillbilly)
    • Generators that are repaired to 70% triggers a Loud Noise notification, and the Killer is granted the Undetectable Status Effect for 12/14/16 seconds.
  • Infectious Fright (The Plague)
    • Whenever a Survivor is put into the Dying State, all other Survivors within the Killers Terror Radius will scream and reveal their auras for up to six seconds.
  • Corrupt Intervention (The Plague)
    • At the start of the Trial, the three Generators that are farthest from the Killer, will be blocked by The Entity for up to 80/100/120 seconds.
  • Thrilling Tremors (The Ghost)
    • After picking up a Survivor, all Generators left unrepaired by Survivors are blocked, and their auras are revealed to the Killer.

Related: Best Killer Perks in Dead by Daylight

A Tier Perks

  • Surveillance (The Pig)
    • Highlights the aura of regressing Generators and increases the distance at which repairing noises can be heard.
  • Hex: Ruin (The Hag)
    • A Hex that affects all of the Survivors’ Generator regression speed at 100/150/200% of the normal speed, when they are left unrepaired.
    • The Hex effect persist as long as the related Hex Totem is standing.
  • Bamboozle (The Clown)
    • Perform Vault actions at 5/10/15 percent more speed and call upon The Entity to block that Vault location for Survivors for 8/12/16 seconds.
  • Hex: Undying (The Blight)
    • Reveal the auras of Survivors within up to four meters of any Dull Totem.
    • The Hex effect persist as long as the related Hex Totem is standing.
  • Save The Best For Last (The Shape)
    • Each time the Killer hits a Survivor other than the Obsession with a Basic Attack, gain one Token, up to a maximum of eight Tokens.
    • Each time the Killer hits the Obsession with a Basic Attack, Save the Best for Last loses up to four Tokens.
  • Sloppy Butcher (ALL)
    • Wounds inflicted by Basic Attacks cause Survivors to suffer from the Hemorrhage and Mangled Status Effects.
    • Hemorrhage increases the Survivor’s bleeding frequency by 50/75/100%. Both Status Effects are removed once the Survivor is healed.
  • Monitor & Abuse (The Doctor)
    • The Killers base Terror Radius is increased by eight meters.
    • When the Killer is outside of a Chase, the Terror Radius is reduced by 16 meters; while the Killer’s Field of View is increased by up to 10 degrees.
  • Enduring (The Hillbilly)
    • The duration of Pallet Stuns is reduced by 40/45/50%.
  • Brutal Strength (The Trapper)
    • Breaking Pallets and Breakable Walls, as well as damaging Generators is 10/15/20% faster.
  • Hex: No One Escapes Death (ALL)
    • Once the Exit Gates are powered, and there is at least one Dull Totem remaining in the Trial; the Killers movement speed is increased by up to four percent and the Survivors will suffer from a permanent Exposed Status Effect.

Related: Best Survivor Builds in Dead by Daylight

B Tier Perks

  • Whispers (All)
    • Sporadically hear The Entity’s voice when a Survivor is within 32/40/48 meters within the Killer’s location.
  • Rancor (The Spirit)
    • Becomes obsessed with a Survivor. Each time a Generator is completed, the Killer’s aura is revealed to the Obsession for up to five seconds, and all Survivors’ locations are revealed for three seconds.
  • Franklin’s Demise (The Cannibal)
    • The Killer’s vicious Basic Attack causes Survivors to drop their Item on impact. Recover the Item within 90/120/150 seconds, or the lost Item will be consumed by The Entity. The auras of the lost items within a 32 meter radius are revealed, but will slowly fade away until the time lapses.
  • Hex: Devour Hope (The Hag)
    • Each time a Survivor is rescued from a hook when the Killer is at least 24 meters away, Devour Hope receives one Token.
    • Two Tokens: 10 seconds after hooking a Survivor, gain up to a five percent Haste Status Effect for the next 10 seconds.
    • Five Tokens: The Killer is granted the ability to kill all Survivors by his own hand.
  • Dragon’s Grip (The Blight)
    • After kicking a Generator for the next 30 seconds, the first Survivor interacting with it will scream, revealing their location for four seconds, and suffers from the Exposed Status Effect for 60 seconds.
  • I’m All Ears (The Ghost)
    • Any Survivor performing a rushed action within 48 meters of your location has their aura revealed to you for six seconds. I’m All Ears can only be triggered once every 60/50/40 seconds.
  • Hex: Haunted Ground (The Spirit)
    • When either Hex Totem is cleansed, all Survivors suffer from the Exposed Status Effect for 40/50/60 seconds. The second Hex Totem will immediately turn into a Dull Totem.
    • The Hex effect persist as long as the related Hex Totem is standing.
  • Make Your Choice (The Pig)
    • Each time a Survivor is rescued from a Hook when the Killer is at least 32 meters away, Make Your Choice will cause the Rescuer to suffer from the Exposed Status Effect for 40/50/60 seconds.
  • Stridor (The Nurse)
    • All Survivors’ Grunts of Pain are 50% louder and their regular breathing is 25% louder.
  • Play With Your Food (The Shape)
    • Become obsessed with one Survivor. Each time the Killer chases their Obsession and lets them escape, Play With Your Food receives 1 Token, up to a maximum of three Tokens.
    • Each Token applies a stackable of up to five percent Haste Status Effect, with a maximum of 9/12/15%.
    • Performing a Basic or Special Attack consumes one Token.

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C Tier Perks

  • Mad Grit (The Legion)
    • Successfully hitting a Survivor will pause the carried Survivor’s Wiggling Progression for up to four seconds.
  • Overcharge (The Doctor)
    • Damaging a Generator overcharges it. The next Survivor interacting with it will be faced with a difficult Skill Check. Failing the Skill Check results in an additional Progression loss of up to five percent.
  • Blood Warden (The Nightmare)
    • As soon as at least one Exit Gate is open, Blood Warden is activated. The auras of Survivors standing within the Exit Gate area, will be revealed to the Killer.
    • Once per Trial, hooking a Survivor while Blood Warden is active, calls upon The Entity to block the exits for all Survivors for 30/40/50 seconds.
  • Iron Maiden (The Legion)
    • The Killer opens Lockers 30/40/50% faster. Survivors who exit the Lockers suffer from the Exposed Status Effect for 30 seconds, and their location is revealed for four seconds.
  • Iron Grasp (All)
    • While carrying a Survivor, the Killer’s powerful grasp makes escaping nearly impossible for Survivors. The Survivor’s Struggle Effects from wiggling are reduced by 75%.
    • The Time for the Survivor to wiggle free from the Killer’s grasp is increased by up to 12%.
  • Fire Up (The Nightmare)
    • Each time a Generator is completed, Fire up grows in power. Gain a stackable Action Speed bonus of up to four percent to picking up and dropping Survivors, breaking Pallets and Breakable Walls, damaging Generators, and vaulting Windows; up to a bonus maximum of 15/17.5/20%.
  • Unnerving Presence (The Trapper)
    • Skill Check Trigger odds are increased by 10% for all Survivors repairing, healing, or sabotaging within the Killer’s Terror Radius.
    • Skill Check Success zones are reduced by 40/50/60%.
  • Agitation (The Trapper)
    • While carrying a Survivor, the Killer’s Movement speed is increased by 6/12/18% and the Terror Radius is increased by 12 meters.
  • Dying Light (The Shape)
    • Become obsessed with a Survivor. Each time the Killer hooks a Survivor, other than their Obsession, they will gain one Token.
    • For as long as the Obsession is alive, all other Survivors suffer from a stackable penalty to Repairing of up to three percent. Healing and Sabotaging speeds per Token, up to a maximum of 22/27.5/33% or 11 Tokens.
    • The Obsession is unaffected by this penalty and instead granted a permanent 33% Action Speed bonus to Unhooking and Healing other Survivors. The Killer can only be obsessed with one Survivor at a time.
  • Hex: The Third Seal (The Hag)
    • The last two to four Survivors, hit with the Killer’s Basic Attack, suffer from the Blindness Status Effect.
    • The Hex effect persist as long as the related Hex Totem is standing.

One of the most powerful Killers to play with in Dead by Daylight, is the Nurse. Some of the perks on this tier list, help build the Nurse into an even stronger killer. Take a look at our list of The Best Nurse Builds in Dead by Daylight.

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