Best Killers in Dead by Daylight 2021: Ranking All the DBD Killers from Worst to Best

We’ve listed and ranked all the best killers in Dead by Daylight

The asymmetrical survival horror game Dead by Daylight has been growing ever since its release with tons of content and updates. With cross-overs from popular culture, the multiplayer game is now a unique experience where you hunt down your friends as Killers or try to run from them. We list the best killers in Dead by Daylight

The task of the Killers is simple. Hunt down and sacrifice everyone. Furthermore, there are many gruesome and gory ways to carry out this task. Either decapitation or hang them to a sacrificial hook. Each killer has their own way of playing and abilities.

All the Killers in Dead by Daylight

There are currently 25 Killers in Dead by Daylight that includes original creations and are taken from popular media.

Evan MacMillan – Trapper

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The Trapper as the name suggests uses his trapping abilities to control areas and slow down victims. His strength and endurance make a good choice for beginners.

Philip Ojomo – Wraith

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Wraith’s abilities allow him to cloak, track and hunt down Survivors with surprise. Hence making him a stealth specialty. Although perfecting his playstyle is not too easy.

Max Thompson Jr. – Hillbilly

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The Hillbilly is fast and agile. Combining it with his hammer and chainsaw makes him one scary killer that is hard to run away from. As he can catch up within seconds.

Sally Smithson – Nurse

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Like the Hillbilly, the Nurse is also very hard to run away from as well as hide from. As, she can warp, blink through walls and long distances to come up at your face and slash away with her long-range bone saw. On the other hand, her powers being limited to tracking and spotting makes her a difficult Killer to master.

Michael Myers – Shape

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Coming from the cult-classic Halloween series of movies, The Shape has a unique ability to lock on a single survivor with his Obsession which allows him to get stronger as he stalks his locked Obsession.

Lisa Sherwood – Hag

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The Hag curses Survivors with her Hex Totems that can be placed at different areas around a map. Furthermore, these Hex Totems will inflict dangerous hexes on your opponent which cripples them from their abilities and hence, making them easy prey.

Herman Carter – Doctor

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The mad Doctor uses his Static Blast to incapacitate Survivors, causing them to scream in terror thus revealing their positions. It also makes them hallucinate hence restricting free movement. Furthermore, he can overcharge generators that are a nuisance for the other team.

Anna – Huntress

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The Huntress is a dangerous killer with her tracking and hunting perks, in addition to her Throwing Hatchets. This means distance is not an issue for our deadly, swift Anna.

Bubba Sawyer – Cannibal

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Cannibal Bubba Sawyer is an iconic chainsaw-wielding maniac. More popularly is known as Leatherface from the Texas Chainsaw Massacre movie. Cannibals can remove items and abilities from survivors. Hide easily from Survivors and mow down anyone with his Power attack, Bubba’s Chainsaw.

Freddy Krueger – Nightmare

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Coming from Nightmare on Elm Street, Freddy Krueger is a terrifying Killer in the game. Just like in the movies, he traps Survivors in his Dream World where he becomes increasingly powerful and can move easily around the map. A hard character to master as his playstyle focuses on slowing down opponents as they try to flee.

Frank, Julie, Susie, Joey – Legion

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The Legion is not one but a group of deadly killers that quickly locates and hunts down survivors with ease. The Legion’s power Feral Frenzy allows them to attack multiple people at once with immense speed.

Adiris – Plague

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Hailing all the way from ancient Babylon, The Plague inflicts sickness and hinders the Survivor movement. Her Power can infect both players and environmental objects, which causes sickness to players if they interact with it. Additionally, her perks include making survivors scream out of fear and reveal positions.

Danny Johnson – Ghost Face

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Another movie crossover, Scream’s Ghost Face makes its way to Dead by Daylight. His abilities include stealth approaches and surprise attacks. Moreover, he is also an expert tracker. His Power, Night Shroud makes it hard for other players to detect Ghost Face’s deadly presence.

Amanda Young – Pig

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She is as deadly as she was in the Saw movies, Pig can go stealth and ambush nearby Survivors. Her Reverse Bear Trap is an interesting specialty of hers. Survivors wearing it has to remove it within a time frame or suffer a gory death. She is also skilled in tracking down others.

Jeffrey Hawk – Clown

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A purely strategic Killer. Clown uses perks to vault over objects, disrupt Survivor healing, repairing, Moreover, Clown uses noxious gas that slows down, impairs the vision of Survivors. In addition to giving away their position.

Rin Yamaoka – Spirit

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Rin Yamaoka is a mobile Killer. She can teleport through maps to catch anyone off guard. Spirit also has the ability to observe and bait opponents into their unfortunate demise.

Demogorgon – Demogorgon

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Stranger Things’ infamous Demogorgon uses portals to cover large distances as well as to detect Survivors through them. Once detected it can jump on unsuspecting enemies through these portals.

Kazan Yamaoka – Oni

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Oni uses traits to navigate through maps, and hunt down Survivors. Furthermore, he can absorb blood energy from downed opponents and turn into a fearful demon. Oni’s Power grants him great speed and strength.

Caleb Quinn – Deathslinger

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Just as the name suggests Deathslinger uses rifles and hooks to prey on helpless Survivors. He can also use his perks to locate survivors as well as inflict different effects upon them.

Pyramid Head – Executioner

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Silent Hill’s Pyramid Head is more on the defensive side rather than head-on preying. He uses his abilities to manipulate as well as track enemies.

Talbot Grimes – Blight

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Blight can hex interactable items to induce an effect on Survivors. Moreover, he also has the ability to rush at great speeds and attack them.

Victor & Charlotte Deshayes – Twins

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This deadly twin can work together as well as separately to track and kill the helpless survivors like a breeze.

Ji-Woon Hak – Trickster

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A weird cross-over. Trickster, a ranged hunter, is inspired by real-life K-pop stars. Nevertheless, this deranged killer uses his Polished Head-Smasher to smash down foes. As well as pick off rescuers and blocking their movement through obstructing paths.

Nemesis T-Type – Nemesis

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Nemesis makes its way to Dead by Daylight. And just like Resident Evil, Nemesis is relentless and unforgiving here as well. In addition to close-ranged attacks, it uses its tentacle to grab and attack fleeing survivors. Its power T-virus allows it to become stronger with mutation.

Elliot Spencer – Cenobite(Pinhead)

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From 1987’s horror Hellraiser, Cenobite is the newest Killer in Dead by Daylight. Cenobite can summon possessed chains to bind Survivors, slow down generators, and can also strike fear to multiple survivors at once.

Best Killers in Dead by Daylight (A Complete Tier List)

  • Best (S-tier): The Spirit, The Nightmare (Freddy Kreuger), The Nurse, The Hag, The Blight.
  • Great (A-tier): The Hillbilly, The Oni, The Huntress, The Deathslinger, The Cannibal (Leatherface), The Executioner (Pyramid Head), The Twins.
  • Good (B-tier): The Shape (Michael Myers), The Doctor, The Trickster, The Demogorgon, Nemesis, The Plague, The Ghost Face,
  • Average (C-tier): The Trapper, The Legion, The Wraith, The Clown, The Pig,

The S-tier killers are some of the most rewarding and also strongest in the whole game. Either these killers are experts at tracking down and hit with a surprise attack or are impossible to defend against.

The A-tier Killers provide a good balance between everything although some might be overpowered than others especially Hillbilly and his quick traversal abilities.

B-tiers Killers can be an unstoppable force but only when used in the right circumstances. Some of them are more looks than substance or hard to master. Yet, they can be effective hunters, such as The Doctor, Nemesis.

Killers in the C-tier have some very destructive abilities but they can be of very limited or situational use. Hence one often has to rely on chances to use them effectively. On the other hand, some of them are quite fun to play with. Yet considering the other options they might as well be left unplayed as.

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