Best Survivor Builds in Dead by Daylight

What Killer? Become the most difficult Survivor to hook with this list of the best Survivor builds, in Dead by Daylight.

With the best perks to help Survivors escape the desperate Killers in Dead by Daylight, players can quickly advance from a beginner to an escape artist.

Best Survivor Builds in Dead by Daylight

Whether players are beginning solo or staying alive as a team; these Survivor builds will help Survivors stay alive longer, counter some of the Killer's best perks, and ultimately become impossible to hook. Here's a list of the best Survivor builds in Dead by Daylight.

Meta Survivor Build

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This beginner build helps players learn how to maneuver through each trial with success in escaping the Killer's grasp and with staying alive longer.

  • Deliverance (Adam Francis)
    • To activate a 100% chance to unhook yourself, after performing a safe hook rescue on a Survivor
  • Decisive Strike (Laurie Strode)
    • To succeed a skill-check and automatically escape the Killer's grasp and stun the Killer
  • Unbreakable (William "Bill" Overbeck)
    • To increase dying recovery speed
  • Tenacity (Detective Tapp)
    • To crawl 50% faster and recover at the same time

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Best Survivor Build

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Some of the strongest Killer perks are the Hex perks. This build allows players to counter those annoyingly powerful hexes, and pressure the map with aura reading abilities.

  • Detective's Hunch (Detective Tapp)
    • To reveal the auras of Generators, Chests, and Totems, when a Generator is completed
  • Open-Handed (Ace Visconti)
    • To increase the aura reading ability
  • Small Game
    • To receive auditory warnings, when looking in direction of Killer traps and Totems
  • Sprint Burst (Meg Thomas)
    • To break into a sprint at 150% of normal running speed

Unbeatable Survivor Build

Screenshot of Dead by Daylight gameplay

The perks do their jobs in this strategic Survivor build, but the Add-ons are the essential cherries on top of this DBD sundae. Sabotage the Killer's traps and become literally impossible to hook; severely aggravating and humiliating every Killer with this unbeatable build.

  • Tenacity (Detective Tapp)
    • To crawl 50% faster and recover at the same time
  • Unbreakable (William "Bill" Overbeck)
    • To increase dying recovery speed
  • Breakout (Yui Kimura)
    • To gain the Haste Status Effect, when close to a carried Survivor
  • Boil Over (Kate Denson)
    • To obscure The Killer's ability to see hook auras and to increase struggling effects on The Killer, by 75%

Add-ons like Rainbow Map and Odd Stamp allows Survivors to track objects within the map and control the range of the tracking abilities. More helpful add-ons like Alex's Toolbox, Cutting Wire, and Hacksaw allows players to unlock the sabotage action and tamper with the Killer's traps.

Explore the dark side and enjoy the perks of being a Killer, with this list of the Best Killer Perks in Dead by Daylight.

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