Best Trapper Builds in Dead by Daylight

Killing Survivors has never been so easy. Just trap them with this killer list of the best Trapper Builds in Dead by Daylight!

Killing Survivors in Dead by Daylight doesn't have to be so complex. A good trap or two, along with some killer perks and add-ons, should do the trick.

Best Trapper Builds in Dead by Daylight

With the Trapper Killer, map pressure and trap settings are essential since this killer relies on Bear Traps to catch victims. Here is a helpful list of the Best Trapper Builds in Dead by Daylight.

Meta Trapper Build

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This basic build is one of the best for players to learn the Trappers playstyle and unique Killer perks. This build helps the Trapper get to victims faster and deal more damage with attacks.

  • Brutal Strength (The Trapper)
    • To destroy dropped pallets, break down walls, and Generators faster
  • Agitation (The Trapper)
    • To increase movement speed while transporting bodies
  • Sloppy Butcher
    • To cause the Mangled and Hemorrhage status effects to Survivors with wounds inflicted by successful Basic Attacks
  • Whispers
    • To hear a voice when standing close to Survivors

Best Trapper Build

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After understanding how this Killer moves, this build is the best for players to begin challenging Survivors with the Trappers playstyle. Map pressure is key in setting traps in the best areas and getting the Survivors there for a successful catch.

  • Infectious Fright (The Plague)
    • To make Survivors scream after hooking another within Terror Radius
  • Save the Best for Last (The Shape)
    • To gain stackable Tokens when becoming obsessed with one Survivor and landing successful basic attacks, not dealt to the Obsession
  • Corrupt Intervention (The Plague)
    • To block three Generators furthest from the Killer at the start of the game
  • Pop Goes the Weasel (The Clown)
    • To regress the progression of a Generator, after breaking it and hooking a Survivor

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Unbeatable Trapper Build

Screenshot of Dead by Daylight gameplay

This unbeatable build dominates in map pressure and control. It slows down Survivors, increases hooking chances, and allows the Trapper to move through the Trials undetected. This build leaves no hope for the chance of escape for even the best Dead by Daylight Survivors.

  • Hex: The Third Seal (The Hag)
    • To apply the Blindness Status Effect after hitting Survivors with a Basic Attack, while the Hex Totem is active
  • Tinkerer (The Hillbilly)
    • To trigger a Loud Noise notification when a Generator is repaired to 70% and grants players the Undetectable status effect
  • Trail of Torment (The Executioner)
    • To trigger the Undetectable Status Effect after kicking a Generator
  • Pop Goes the Weasel (The Clown)
    • To regress the progression of a Generator, after breaking it and hooking a Survivor

The Trapper relies on his Ability to set Bear Traps to catch and kill Survivors. Basic Add-ons like Trapper Bag/Sack and Stitched Bag start players off with an extra bag and extra traps. Trapper Gloves increases trap setting speed. More powerful Add-ons like Iridescent Stone resets closed traps every 30 seconds, Wax Brick reduces the Survivor's chances of escaping traps, and Fastening Tools tremendously increases all of these trap settings.

After mastering these killer Trapper builds, explore the legendary Legion Killer with this list of the Best Legion Builds in Dead by Daylight.

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