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Dead by Daylight Killers list - Meet the monsters

Dead by Daylight Killers list - Meet the monsters

By Sam Jones

Dead by Daylight Killers list - Meet the monsters

By Sam Jones - 10th Aug 2021

Play as them, or run from them. Here are the dreaded enemies in the multiplayer horror game

Dead by Daylight Killers list - Meet the monsters

Ever-changing environments, traps and the smell of fear in the air as a deadly creature begins searching in your vicinity - it's always eventful in Dead by Daylight.

The multiplayer horror action game from Behaviour Interactive sees you plays as either one of four Survivors attempting to escape the Killing Ground by avoiding the Killer - or donning your grotesque, monstrous attire and becoming the Killer yourself, where you'll hunt instead of be hunted. Each Killer and Survivor has their own deep progression system and plenty of unlockables that can be customized to fit your own 'survival' strategy.

Since the game's release back in 2016, the developer has been keeping the bloodbath well and truly filled to the top with new characters arriving in free and paid-for DLCs over the past few years. As well as more brave Survivors pitting their chances against the horrors that await, Dead by Daylight has also seen a number of chilling Killer characters added to the roster - some of which will be recognizable to horror movie fans.

Here, we take a look at the list of 24 Killer characters you'll be able to play as in Dead by Daylight.

Adiris

Adiris

Also known as: The Plague / High Priestess of Babylon

Special Attack: Vomit

Weapon: Profane Censer

Realm: Red Forest

About: The Plague is a devout Killer, able to infect Survivors from a short distance using her Power, Vile Purge. Those who are inflicted by this contamination risk becoming injured, unless they find a way to cure themselves in a Pool of Devotion. The Plague was first introduced in the Chapter XI: Demise of the Faithful DLC.

Amanda Young

Amanda Young

Also known as: The Pig

Special Attack: Ambush Dash

Weapon: Hidden Blade

Realm: Gideon Meat Plant

About: Originating from the Saw movie franchise, The Pig is a tormenting Killer that can crouch into stealth mode and ambush Survivors from a short distance. She can also apply Reverse Bear Traps to downed Survivors, forcing them to remove it before the timer runs out, triggering an instant death.

The Pig was introduced as part of the Chapter VII: The Saw DLC.

Anna

Anna

Also known as: The Huntress / Bear

Special Attack: Hatchets

Weapon: Broad Axe

Realm: Red Forest

About: The Huntress is a ranged Killer, able to throw Hunting Hatchets at Survivors to injure them from a distance. Her personal Perks - Beast of Prey, Territorial Imperative, and Hex: Huntress Lullaby - allow her to apply pressure through better Map awareness and enhanced chasing abilities.

Bubba Sawyer

Bubba Sawyer

Also known as: The Cannibal / Leatherface

Special Attack: Chainsaw

Weapon: The Sledge

Realm: Coldwind Farm

About: The Cannibal is a chainsaw-wielding Killer, able to trigger a deadly frenzy using his Power, immediately downing anyone in its path.

Using his perks - Knock Out, Barbecue & Chilli, and Franklin's Demise - The Cannibal makes it easier to locate Survivors while robbing them of their tools and abilities. He was introduced in the Chapter II: Leatherface DLC.

Caleb Quinn

Caleb Quinn

Also known as: The Deathslinger / The Collector / The Gunslinger

Special Attack: N/A (Basic attack)

Weapon: Death to Bayshore

Realm: Grave of Glenvale

About: The Deathslinger is a vengeful Killer, able to spear Survivors from a distance and reel them in using his Power, The Redeemer.

The Gearhead, Dead Man's Switch, and Hex: Retribution perks allow him to locate and impede Survivor objectives, and punish Survivors for destroying Totems. The Deathslinger arrived as part of the Chapter XV: Chains of Hate DLC.

Danny Johnson / Jed Olsen

Danny Johnson / Jed Olsen

Also known as: Ghost Face

Special Attack: None (Basic attack)

Weapon: Tactical Knife

Realm: N/A

About: The Ghost Face is a creepy Killer, able to stalk his victims and sneak up silently using his Power, Night Shroud. Affected Survivors will find themselves vulnerable and oblivious to his presence and must use all of their perception and awareness to protect themselves from his approach.

His Perks - I'm All Ears, Thrilling Tremors , and Furtive Chase - give him the ability to locate Survivors, defend Generators, and make his Chases unpredictable. Ghost Face was introduced as part of the Chapter XII: Ghost Face DLC.

Demogorgon

Demogorgon

Also known as: The Monster / The Beast

Special Attack: Shred

Weapon: Barbarous Claw

Realm: Hawkins National Laboratory

About: The Demogorgon is an unidentified Killer, able to open multiple Portals and traverse between them to cover large distances. Using its Power, Of the Abyss, it can detect any Survivors within a close proximity to the Portals then unleash a leaping attack to inflict damage from a distance.

Using its personal Perks - Surge, Mindbreaker, and Cruel Limits - The Demogorgon can impact the environment close to Generators and affect nearby Survivors in unexpected ways. It was introduced as part of the Chapter XIII: Stranger Things DLC.

*Note: The Stranger Things DLC content will be removed from the game later in 2021.*

Evan MacMillan

Evan MacMillan

Also known as: Chuckles

Special Attack: Bear Trap Catch

Weapon: The Cleaver

Realm: The MacMillan Estate

About: The face of the original game artwork, The Trapper is an area-control Killer, able to apply pressure across the Map by placing deadly Bear Traps for Survivors to step into.

His Perks - Unnerving Presence, Brutal Strength, and Agitation - allow him to chase and carry Survivors more effectively.

He is focused on physical attributes and making use of his strength and the Survivors' fear.

Freddy Krueger

Freddy Krueger

Also known as: The Nightmare / The Sandman

Special Attack: None (Basic attack)

Weapon: Clawed Glove

Realm: Springwood

About: Don't fall asleep... The Nightmare is a nightmare Killer, passively pulling Survivors into his Dream World where Survivors are vulnerable to his Dream Abilities. His Dream Projection ability allows him to quickly appear across the map and put pressure onto Survivors.

Using the Fire Up, Remember Me and Blood Warden perks improve his abilities over time and make him stronger as the trial reaches its climax.

His Perks revolve around stopping Survivors from fleeing. They will make surviving a real pain for all, and managing to escape the Hunting Ground won't be easy. The Nightmare was introduced as part of the Chapter VI: A Nightmare on Elm Street DLC.

Frank Morrison, Julie Kostenko, Susie, Joey

Frank Morrison, Julie Kostenko, Susie, Joey

Also known as: The Legion

Special Attack: Frenzy Slash

Weapon: Hunting Knife

Realm: Ormond

About: The Legion are a band of merciless Killers, able to rush down helpless Survivors with their power, Feral Frenzy. Attacks made during their frenzy inflict lingering internal damage, downing any Survivors that are not quick enough to react.

Their personal Perks - Discordance, Mad Grit, and Iron Maiden - grant them the ability to locate their prey and attack savagely while transporting Survivors to the Hook. The Legion was introduced as part of the Chapter X: Darkness Among Us DLC.

Herman Carter

Herman Carter

Also known as: The Doctor

Special Attack: Shock Therapy / Static Blast

Weapon: The Stick

Realm: Lery's Memorial Institute

About: The Doctor is a madness-inducing Killer, able to use his Power - Static Blast, incapacitating Survivors and causing them to hallucinate and scream in terror, revealing their position.

The Overwhelming Presence, Monitor & Abuse, and Overcharge Perks encourage chases, impact Survivors' ability to repair effectively and make him harder to detect when not in a Chase.

His Perks are about hindering and creating problems for the Survivors. The sheer stature of The Doctor infuses fear and terror in those around him. The Doctor was introduced as part of the Chapter IV: Spark of Madness DLC.

Jeffrey Hawk / Kenneth Chase

Jeffrey Hawk / Kenneth Chase

Also known as: The Clown / The Ringmaster" / "The Medicine Man

Special Attack: Bottle Hit

Weapon: Madame Butterfly

Realm: Crotus Prenn Asylum

About: The Clown is a strategic Killer, able to control and corral Survivors by throwing bottles of The Afterpiece Tonic to create clouds of noxious gas that cover large areas for a short amount of time. Survivors intoxicated by the gas are inflicted with impaired vision and movement speed, and give away their location by coughing loudly.

His personal Perks - Bamboozle, Coulrophobia, and Pop Goes the Weasel - provide vaulting advantages and negatively impact Survivor Healing speed and Repairs.

He has a surprising agility for a man of his 'size', along with a terrifying appearance and the ability to sabotage the Survivor's efforts. The Clown was added as part of the Chapter VIII: Curtain Call DLC.

Ji-Woon Hak

Ji-Woon Hak

Also known as: The Trickster

Special Attack: The Main Event

Weapon: Polished Head-Smasher

Realm: N/A

About: Not as terrifying in appearance, The Trickster is a ranged Killer, able to quickly unleash a flurry of blades by using his power, Showstopper.

His personal Perks - Starstruck, Hex: Crowd Control, and No Way Out - allow him to quickly down would-be rescuers and block areas of the environment to his advantage. The Trickster was introduced as part of the Chapter XIX: All-Kill DLC.

Kazan Yamaoka

Kazan Yamaoka

Also known as: The Oni

Special Attack: Bloody Fury Attacks

Weapon: Yamaoka Blade

Realm: Yamaoka Estate

About: The Oni is a monstrous Killer, able to absorb the blood energy of his injured foes, and then use that energy to transform into a brutal demon. Using his power, Yamaoka's Wrath, he can rush down Survivors at great speed and deal deadly strikes with his Kanabo.

His Perks - Zanshin Tactics, Blood Echo, and Nemesis - provide navigational information, punish injured Survivors, and gain advantages over those that interfere. The Oni first appeared as part of the Chapter XIV: Cursed Legacy DLC.

Lisa Sherwood

Lisa Sherwood

Also known as: The Witch

Special Attack: None (Basic attack)

Weapon: The Claw

Realm: Backwater Swamp

About: The Hag is a cursed Killer, able to place Phantasm Traps and then teleport to them upon activation, using her Power.

Her Perks - Hex: The Third Seal, Hex: Ruin, and Hex: Devour Hope - revolve around Hex Totems and apply crippling penalties to Survivors as long as the associated Totem remains uncleansed.

They are focused on cursing the Survivors and sapping their abilities. The curse lasts until the Survivors manage to track the Hex Totem down and cleanse it.

The Witch first appeared via the Chapter III: Of Flesh and Mud DLC.

Max Thompson Jr

Max Thompson Jr

Also known as: The Crooked

Special Attack: Chainsaw

Weapon: The Hammer

Realm: Coldwind Farm

About: The Hillbilly is a high-mobility Killer who is able to cover large distances in a short amount of time, and can instantly down Survivors using his Chainsaw.

Using the Enduring, Lightborn, and Tinkerer Perks, he can enhance his Power and make him harder to lose during chases.

He is about persistence and resilience. This will make it harder for Survivors to foil him.

Michael Myers

Michael Myers

Also known as: The Shape / Boogeyman / Stalker

Special Attack: None (Basic attack)

Weapon: Kitchen Knife

Realm: Haddonfield

About: Recognizable to many, especially on Hallow's Eve, The Shape is a haunting Killer, intent on monitoring Survivors from a distance to feed his Power. The more he stalks, the stronger and faster he becomes.

His Perks - Save the Best for Last, Play with Your Food, and Dying Light, allow him to select one Survivor to become his Obsession and will trigger deadly effects based on the Obsession Status.

His Perks are focused around Obsessions, just like Michael Myers is obsessed with killing, the Killer picks a Survivor, and tags them as his Obsession. The Shape arrived as part of Chapter II: The Halloween DLC.

Nemesis T-Type

Nemesis T-Type

Also known as: The Nemesis / The Pursuer / The Tyrant / The Potential

Special Attack: Tentacle Strike

Weapon: Raw Fists

Realm: Raccoon City

About: Making his way over from Capcom's survival horror series, The Nemesis is an unrelenting Killer, capable of attacking at mid-range with his tentacle, while receiving support from Zombies roaming the area.

His personal Perks - Lethal Pursuer, Hysteria , and Eruption - allow him to quickly ambush Survivors, while sowing confusion and fear when injuring and hooking them. The Nemesis' arrival was part of the recent Chapter XX: Resident Evil DLC.

Pyramid Head

Pyramid Head

Also known as: The Executioner

Special Attack: Rites of Judgment

Weapon: Great Knife

Realm: Silent Hill

About: The Executioner is a map-manipulation Killer, able to torment Survivors with the hazards he creates. Affected Survivors will be vulnerable to his special Hook, the Cage of Atonement and his special mori, Final Judgement.

Using his personal Perks - Forced Penance, Trail of Torment, and Deathbound - he can aggressively defend his prey while deceiving and tracking Survivors. The formidable Pyramid Head arrived as part of the Chapter XVI: Silent Hill DLC.

Philip Ojomo

Philip Ojomo

Also known as: Banshee / Bob / The Wraith

Special Attack: None (Basic attack)

Weapon: Azarov's Skull

Realm: Autohaven Wreckers

About: A stealth Killer, The Wraith is able to cloak and uncloak at the ringing of his Wailing Bell.

His personal Perks - Predator, Bloodhound, and Shadowborn - give him extra abilities to track and locate Survivors, making him a very efficient Hunter. He is all about tracking and hunting Survivors, making it easier to catch and kill them.

Rin Yamaoka

Rin Yamaoka

Also known as: The Spirit

Special Attack: None (Basic attack)

Weapon: Shattered Katana

Realm: Yamaoka Estate

About: The Spirit is a phase-walking Killer, able to catch Survivors off-guard with her traversal Power, Yamaoka's Haunting. Her Power allows her to teleport from one place to another without being seen.

Her Perks - Spirit Fury, Hex: Haunted Ground, and Rancor, give her tools to observe and bait Survivors, and deal with obstacles directly in her path.

She inherited incredible fury from her ancestors. The wrath that flows through her veins is her legacy. The terrible pain she suffered set it off. Swift and lethal, The Spirit exacts her revenge endlessly.

The Spirit was added via the Chapter IX: Shattered Bloodline DLC.

Sally Smithson

Sally Smithson

Also known as: The Nurse

Special Attack: None (Basic attack)

Weapon: The Bonesaw

Realm: Crotus Prenn Asylum

About: The Nurse is a warping Killer, able to blink through obstacles and quickly close gaps with her Power.

Using her personal Perks - Stridor, Thanatophobia, and A Nurse's Calling - she can decrease Survivor abilities and track them when they are injured.

She is focused on spotting and tracking, making it harder for Survivors to hide. The Nurse was added during the free Chapter I: The Last Breath DLC.

Talbot Grimes

Talbot Grimes

Also known as: The Blight / The Alchemist

Special Attack: Rush

Weapon: Bonebuster

Realm: N/A

About: The Blight is an unpredictable Killer, able to rush forward in a burst of speed and carom off obstacles to injure Survivors using his power, Blighted Corruption.

His personal Perks - Dragon's Grip, Hex: Blood Favour, and Hex: Undying - allow him to impose powerful effects on Generators, Totems and Pallets. The Blight arrived as part of the Chapter XVII: Descend Beyond DLC.

Victor & Charlotte Deshayes

Victor & Charlotte Deshayes

Also known as: The Twins / The Siblings

Special Attack: Victor Pounce

Weapon: Blade of Marseille

Realm: N/A

About: The Twins are a co-operative pair of Killers who are able to divide and hunt together using their Power, Blood Bond.

Their personal Perks - Hoarder, Oppression, and Coup de Grace - allow them to monitor Survivors' actions, impede their progress, and hunt more effectively. The Twins arrived as part of the Chapter XVIII: A binding of Kin DLC.

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Dead by Daylight Killers list - Meet the monsters

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