Dead by Daylight Killer Perk Tier List

From the pinnacle to the pit.

Perks will make or break a Killer, no matter how strong their inherent skill is. Dead by Daylight features an aggressive and ever-changing meta thanks to the tug-of-war between its sexy Killers and Survivors. Thankfully, we have a tier list of the most popular perks based on usage by players. While some perks may not agree with your particular playstyle, this list can at least help inform some choices.

Dead by Daylight Killer Perks by Tier

S Tier

These perks are the absolute cream of the crop and work well with any build and have almost become mandatory in the current meta.

  • Barbecue & Chilli (The Cannibal)
  • Hex: Ruin (The Hag)

A Tier

These perks are stronger than average and are well-suited to different styles of play.

  • Pop Goes the Weasel (The Clown)
  • Scourge Hook: Pain Resonance (The Artist)
  • Surge (Demogorgon)
  • Tinkerer (The Hillbilly)
  • Discordance (Legion)
  • Call of Brine (Onryō)
  • Lethal Pursuer (Nemesis)
  • Deadlock (The Cenobite)
  • A Nurse's Calling (The Nurse)
  • Scourge Hook: Floods of Rage (Onryō)
  • Grim Embrace (The Artist)
  • Infections Fright (The Plague)
  • Darkness Revealed (The Dredge)
  • Hex: Undying (The Blight)
  • Corrupt Intervention (The Plague)
  • Thanatophobia (The Nurse)

Related: All Teachable Perks in Dead by Daylight

B Tier

B Tier perks are going to be middle of the road and can be mixed and matched with relative ease.

  • Eruption (Nemesis)
  • Bamboozle (The Clown)
  • Hex: Devour Hope (The Hag)
  • Whispers
  • Surveillance (The Pig)
  • Thrilling Tremors (Ghostface)
  • Hex: Plaything (The Cenobite)
  • Save the Best for Last (The Shape)
  • Monitor & Abuse (The Doctor)
  • I'm All Ears (Ghostface)
  • Sloppy Butcher
  • Enduring (Hillbilly)
  • Bitter Murmur
  • Make Your Choice (The Pig)
  • Dissolution (The Dredge)
  • Hex: Haunted Ground (The Spirit)
  • Lightborn (The Hillbilly)
  • Hex: Pentimento (The Artist)
  • Hex: No One Escapes Death
  • Trail of Torment (The Executioner)
  • Franklin's Demise (The Cannibal)
  • Brutal Strength (The Trapper)
  • Remember Me (The Nightmare)
  • Dragon's Grip (The Blight)
  • Merciless Storm (Onryō)
  • Stridor (The Nurse)
  • Starstruck (The Trickster)
  • Spirit Fury (The Spirit)
  • Blood Warden (The Nightmare)
  • Play with Your Food (The Shape)
  • Spies from the Shadows
  • Dying Light (The Shape)
  • Hex: Huntress Lullaby (The Huntress)
  • Hex: Retribution (The Deathslinger)
  • Dark Devotion (The Plague)
  • Scourge Hook: Gift of Pain (The Cenobite)
  • Agitation (The trapper)
  • Rancor (The Spirit)
  • Nemesis (The Oni)
  • Shadowborn (The Wraith)
  • Mindbreaker (Demogorgon)
  • Oppression (The Twins)
  • Hex: Crowd Control (The Trickster)
  • No Way Out (The Trickster)
  • Iron Maiden (Legion)
  • Overcharge (The Doctor)
  • Mad Grit (Legion)
  • Blood Echo (Nemesis)

C Tier

These perks aren't living up to their potential or are very selective in their usage.

  • Hysteria (Nemesis)
  • Coulrophobia (The Clown)
  • Coup de Grâce (The Twins)
  • Iron Grasp
  • Distressing
  • Fire Up (The Nightmare)
  • Hangman's Trick (The Pig)
  • Hex: The Third Seal (The Hag)
  • Hoarder (The Twins)
  • Dead Man's Switch (The Deathslinger)
  • Deathbound (The Executioner)
  • Forced Penance (The Executioner)
  • Unnerving Presence (The Trapper)
  • Knock Out (The Cannibal)
  • Hex: Blood Favour (The Blight)
  • Deerstalker
  • Hex: Thrill of the Hunt
  • Unrelenting
  • Septic Touch (The Dredge)
  • Zanshin Tactics (The Oni)
  • Bloodhound (The Wraith)
  • Beast of Prey (The Huntress)
  • Gearhead (The Deathslinger)
  • Territorial Imperative (The Huntress)
  • Furtive Chase (Ghostface)
  • Cruel Limits (Demogorgon)
  • Insidious
  • Predator (The Wraith)
  • Overwhelming Presence (The Doctor)

D Tier

No. Just no. Never ever.

  • Monstrous Shrine

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