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
- Evan MacMillan – Trapper
- Philip Ojomo – Wraith
- Max Thompson Jr. – Hillbilly
- Sally Smithson – Nurse
- Michael Myers – Shape
- Lisa Sherwood – Hag
- Herman Carter – Doctor
- Anna – Huntress
- Bubba Sawyer – Cannibal
- Freddy Krueger – Nightmare
- Frank, Julie, Susie, Joey – Legion
- Adiris – Plague
- Danny Johnson – Ghost Face
- Amanda Young – Pig
- Jeffrey Hawk – Clown
- Rin Yamaoka – Spirit
- Demogorgon – Demogorgon
- Kazan Yamaoka – Oni
- Caleb Quinn – Deathslinger
- Pyramid Head – Executioner
- Talbot Grimes – Blight
- Victor & Charlotte Deshayes – Twins
- Ji-Woon Hak – Trickster
- Nemesis T-Type – Nemesis
- Elliot Spencer – Cenobite(Pinhead)
- Carmina Mora- The Artist
- Best Killers in Dead by Daylight (A Complete Tier List)
All the Killers in Dead by Daylight
As of writing, there are currently 26 Killers in Dead by Daylight that includes original creations and are taken from popular media.
Evan MacMillan – Trapper
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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, and hide easily from Survivors and mow down anyone with his Power attack, Bubba’s Chainsaw.
Freddy Krueger – Nightmare
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
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
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
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
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, and 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
This deadly twin can work together as well as separately to track and kill the helpless survivors like a breeze.
Ji-Woon Hak – Trickster
A weird crossover. 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, and as well as pick off rescuers and blocking their movement through obstructing paths.
Nemesis T-Type – Nemesis
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, and its power T-virus allows it to become stronger with mutation.
Elliot Spencer – Cenobite(Pinhead)
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.
Carmina Mora- The Artist
Carmina Mora was introduced in the Portrait of a Murder DLC. A gifted artist turned deadly killer, her ability emphasizes ranged attacks, tracking, and recon, using her crows.
She can both locate and attack Survivors from afar using her perks. Making her crazy powerful in this game.
The Artists’ perks include Grim Embrace which can block generators and reveal the Aura of Obsession. The Scourge Hook perk is a game-changer. Every time a Survivor is hooked onto these special hooks, the generator with the most progression explodes and loses its progression which also starts to decrease.
Her Hex: Pentimento perk reduces repair, healing, recovery, and gate opening speed. The magnitude of which depends on the totems earned.
Best Killers in Dead by Daylight (A Complete Tier List)
- Best (S-tier): The Nurse, The Blight, The Spirit, The Artist
- Great (A-tier): The Executioner, The Plague, The Nemesis, The Oni, The Canibbal, The Hag, The Huntress
- Good (B-tier): The Shape (Michael Myers), The Doctor, The Demogorgon, The Nightmare, The Ghost Face, Cenobite, Twins, Hillbilly, Deathslinger
- Average (C-tier): The Trapper, The Legion, The Wraith, The Clown, The Pig, The Trickster
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.
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.