Dead by Daylight DnD chapter Killer Vecna
Image via Behaviour Interactive

Roll dice and embrace Vecna in the Dead by Daylight DnD chapter

How lucky are your rolls?

Dead by Daylight has already announced its Dungeons and Dragons licensed chapter, but it's finally time to find out more about it. The D&D x DBD crossover is a full chapter, which means we are getting a new Survivor, Killer, and a Map.

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Despite the Beholder in the video that Behaviour Interactive (BHVR) shared on their X account, many fans actually guessed that Vecna—an iconic villain in the world of D&D— is going to be the Killer of the chapter. In DBD, Vecna's power comes from the Book of Vile Darkness and the four spells he can cast with it. You can swap between them at any time in the trial.

  • Fly - The ability to fly quickly over the map and get across obstacles for a brief period of time.
  • Mage Hand - Creates a phantasmic hand that can hold and block pallets as well as lift a pallet back up (similar to Yui's perk).
  • Flight of the Damned - Creates skeletal ghosts that can also fly and pass through obstacles to injure Survivors.
  • Dispelling Sphere - Creates an AoE sphere that reveals Survivors and their Magical Items, along with disabling them for a brief period of time.

Much to my disappointment, we aren't getting any special interaction between the Stranger Things characters and Vecna. I'm still keeping my fingers crossed in the future (maybe if we get an Eddie skin for Steve Harrington).

However, the best part of this Killer is the voice. Vecna is voiced by Matt Mercer (one of my all-time favorite Voice Actors). It's a perfect fit considering his place as the DM in Critical Role.

Dungeons and Dragons Killer Vecna model in Dead by Daylight
Image via Behaviour Interactive

When it comes to the Survivor, don't be fooled by the two characters in the image; there is only one Survivor in the new DnD chapter. They are similar to Legion, meaning you can choose between the two options. You can either play as Aestri Yazar (an Elf Bard) or Baermar Uraz (a Human Bard). They have the same exact Perk set; it's just the skin and your preferences on who you want to play as.

Dead by Daylight Survivor from Dungeons and Dragons chapter
Image via Behaviour Interactive

You can encounter these characters in the Forgotten Ruins—a new dungeon map that will be part of the Decimated Borgo realm. Much like the DBD maps with big basement levels (Midwich Elementary School and Gideon Meat Plant), this new one will also have a big underground section that you will reach through a massive tower.

  • Tower of the Forgotten Ruins from the Dead by Daylight DnD chapter
  • Forgotten Ruins map from the Dead by Daylight Dungeons and Dragons chapter

If you thought that was all, Dead by Daylight is also introducing a new DnD-inspired mechanic for Survivors. You'll find special chests in trials against Vecna that open in a very fun way. You'll have to roll a d20 in order to see what you get.

If you roll a two or three, you get a regular DBD item—just like you would from the normal chests. If you roll four to 19, you get a Magical item (Gauntlets or Boots) that can help you counter one of Vecna's spells. If you're lucky enough to get a Nat 20, you can get one of two Magical items that can be used as a Perk:

  • The Eye of Vecna - Vanish from the POV of the Killer for a brief duration after you exit a locker.
  • The Hand of Vecna - Teleport from one locker to another.

The powers of these two items can be combined, though you have to be very lucky to roll a 20 both times. While these Magical items are both very useful, they come at a cost. You'll have to sacrifice one Health state to use them. This can be a good strategy when you are in danger of getting hooked. It's going to be pretty fun to see how the players are going to be creative with it, especially when injured already.

And don't worry—I didn't forget about Critical Fail. BHVR is keeping this mechanic as a nasty surprise for the players. You can test it out on the PTB, which will go live on May 14. I'm wondering if it's an instant Mori or something more lenient. We'll find out soon enough!

If you want to be the best at the game, check out How to quickly Identify the Killer in Dead by Daylight on Pro Game Guides.


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Hristina has been a full-time Staff Writer at Pro Game Guides since October 2023. She has a Master's degree in English Language, Literature and Culture from the University of Belgrade. She's used her love of English to write blogs, anime quizzes, books as well as work as a Content Editor before starting at PGG. She lives for the horror genre and you'll often find her playing Dead by Daylight, Lethal Company, and Phasmophobia. Hristina's comfort games are Outlast, Last of Us, and Until Dawn, which she has played or watched other people play more than 10 times each.

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