Dead by Daylight has a myriad of perks for the survivors that takes some time to unlock. This guide will show the best ones and how to unlock them.

Dead by Daylight comes with a robust selection of diverse characters that each have their own attributes. With that said, there are also perks that come along with them that can be unlocked and this guide will help players find out which are the best.

Dead by Daylight was released on June 14, 2016, and developed by Behaviour Interactive that took the standard notion of being able to play through, interact and survive a slasher movie scenario. Being an online asymmetrical horror-survival game players team up in groups of four as they try to evade a supernatural killer (of sorts) and try to escape the required realm in one piece. Each realm comes with its own type of killer while the environment is reflected on their persona as an overlord called the “Entity” oversees the mayhem in its own amusement. The players are tasked with powering up a number of generators, which will open up gates so they can escape. If a killer catches a survivor, they will be hung on a meathook for the collection of the Entity. If there is one survivor left, the Entity will grant them one small chance of escape by offering a “hatch” as a way out.

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Between each round, players go to the hud (which is a campfire) and make offerings to the Entity by burning items in order to appease it. Then they’ll go to the “Bloodweb” (the Entity’s lair) in which “Bloodpoints” are spent to unlock certain add-ons, items, and perks. Bloodpoints are acquired at the end of each trail and the quantity is dependant on the player’s performance. The higher the ranking, the more Bloodpoints will be accumulated. Survivors and killers alike will eventually come with a total of four perks to their loadout. Each perk grants a special ability and beginning players will start with just one slot while others will be unlocked later on. Perks range from; self-healing, speed boosts, temporary invincibility, and more.

The Best Perks for Survivors in Dead by Daylight

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Some of the perks available for Dead by Daylight can be fairly self-explanatory. However, there are a few that don’t quite have the required abilities to increase the chances of surviving the Entity’s minions. All the perks come with three Tiers and naturally the higher the Tier, the more effective they are. There are a total of 68 perks for the survivors and starting at levels; 5, 10, and 15 will unlock their new designated slots. Of course, it’s important to note that the active unlocking of perks is a random occurrence at every Bloodweb session. So, it’s recommended to keep grinding to stack up on all the desired perks and keep gaining XP. This list will outline which perks are the most useful and how to which level they will be available.

  • Decisive Strike
    • Character – Laurie
    • Tier – S
    • Description – After unhooking Laurie (or someone else unhooks her) this perk will become active for 40-60 seconds. When this happens, she can escape the killers’ grasp after using a “Skill Check” and the killer will be stunned for about 5 seconds.
    • Unlocked – Level 40
    • Character – Bill
    • Tier – S
    • Description – If Bill is within the killer’s ‘Terror Radius’ for 15 seconds while unhooking a survivor, the unhooked survivor will go to ‘Deep Wounded State’ as opposed to ‘Dying State’. Therefore, the survivor will have 10-20 seconds to mend themselves.
    • Unlocked – Level 35

    • Character – Jake
    • Tier – A
    • Description – Jake will be able to become numb toward pain as he will enter a meditative state. Injuries caused by the ‘Grunt of Pain’ will be reduced by 50 -100 percent.
    • Unlocked – Level 30
    • Character – Meg
    • Tier – A
    • Description – At the brink of escaping from a gate, Meg’s running speed will be increased by 150%. It activates after being freed up after being disabled. It ignores exhaustion and will jolt Meg awake when asleep.
    • Unlocked – Level 40
    • Character – All
    • Tier – A
    • Description – This is activated when the killer is within 36 meters of the survivors. Repair, heal and sabotage speeds are increased anywhere from 2-6 % and Skill Check triggers are increased by 10%
    • Unlocked – Level 35

    • Character – All
    • Tier – A
    • Description – This unlocks everyone’s ‘Aura Reading’ ability and when the killer is within the range of 8-16 meters, everyone’s aura can be seen by all the survivors.
    • Unlocked – Level 30
    • Character – Nancy
    • Tier – A
    • Description – This activates after every time Nancy cleans a totem. This perk will heal Nancy while hiding in a locker anywhere from 8-10 seconds to the ‘One Heal State’.
    • Unlocked – Level 40
    • Character – Bill
    • Tier – A
    • Description – Once per trial, Bill while being able to fully recover from the ‘Dying State’. Thus, Bill will also have the recovery speed of this state increased anywhere from 25-35%.
    • Unlocked – Level 40

    • Character – Dwight
    • Tier – A
    • Description – All survivors will gain 15% increased repairing speed that’s within 4 meters from Dwight. This perk is stackable and can add up to a total of 45%. Thus, Dwight can be reward extra 50-100% more Bloodpoints for all cooperative actions taken.
    • Unlocked – Level 35
    • Character – Meg
    • Tier – A
    • Description – Meg is burst into a sprint, which will increase the speed up to 150%.
    • Unlocked – Level 35
    • Character – David
    • Tier – A
    • Description – This perks can be activated by pushing the ‘Active Ability Button’. David will dash forward in a small burst and will be temporarily immune to damage.
    • Unlocked – Level 35

    • Character – Dwight
    • Tier – A
    • Description – All the allies that are within 20-36 meters of Dwight will show their auras.
    • Unlocked – Level 30

    Although Dead by Daylight has a plethora of perks to collect, there are still “Teachable Perks” to strive for even after reaching prestige status. These are very difficult to obtain, albeit very powerful. Of course, everyone has their personal favorites and it doesn’t hurt to experiment and see with combined perks is most suitable for a player’s playstyle. Not to mention, there is still a vast list of perks for the killer’s, as well. There’s is definitely a lot of ghoulish entertainment to take a stab at it on both sides of the bloody blade.

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    Dead by Daylight is available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Andriod, iOS, and Microsoft Windows.

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