The Nemesis Killer (Tyrant) Abilities and Perks in Dead by Daylight Resident Evil Chapter

Use the guide below to see all the new Perks and Abilities for The Tyrant!

It has been revealed that the next chapter of Dead by Daylight will feature a Killer and two Survivors from the hit horror series Resident Evil. In the guide below, we cover everything there is to know about Nemesis, this chapters intimidating new Killer.

Special Abilities

The one thing about the Resident Evil DLC that sets it apart from the others is that the Tyrant (the Killer) will bring multiple new game mechanics as its special abilities. His primary Special Power is the ability to infect Survivors with the T-Virus, the disease destroying the world in the Resident Evil series. It causes the Survivors to cough, making them much easier to find. These are the two most significant features this Killer is bringing to the game.

Special Attack: Tentacle Strike

Tyrant will have the ability to grab and damage the Survivors with its tentacles. Upon doing so, it causes a similar effect as The Plague's ability to make the Survivors sick. This ability infects the Survivors with the T-Virus. As the game progresses and you successfully complete specific actions, your Mutation Rate will increase, which will improve your Tentacle Strike powers.

Special Enemy: Zombies

The inclusion of AI in this update is huge for Dead by Daylight as AI Enemies haven't been added before. The Zombies will either contaminate the Survivors with the T-Virus or damage their health if they are already contaminated. Zombies can be destroyed by The Tyrant to boost his Mutation Rate, and they will eventually respawn.

Related: Dead by Daylight Killer Perk Tier List - Pro Game Guides


The following list includes all the Perks being introduced with The Tyrant. These are initially only available to The Tyrant himself, but they will be teachable to other Killers by purchasing them from the Blood Web.

Perk: Lethal Pursuer

  • Description: You’ve been designed to track down and eliminate targets.
  • Effect: At the start of the trial, the auras of all Survivors are revealed to you for 5 seconds.

Perk: Hysteria

  • Description: You know how to brutalize one member of a team to cause a panic.
  • Effect: Whenever you put a healthy Survivor in the injured state with a basic attack, all injured Survivors suffer from the Oblivious status effect for 20 seconds. Can only be triggered once every 60 seconds.

Perk: Eruption

  • Description: The NE-a parasite provides you with the intelligence and awareness needed to set a trap.
  • Effect: After kicking a generator, its aura is highlighted in yellow. When you put a Survivor in the dying state with a basic attack, every affected generator explodes, regressing their progress by 6% and causing their auras to disappear. Any Survivor repairing a generator when it explodes will scream and suffer from the Incapacitated status effect for 10 seconds.

That's all there is to know about this Nemesis so far! As we get closer to the official release, we can expect more information to drop, so check back regularly!

Don't forget, we have guides on some of the best builds for the game! Take a look at our guides on Best Survivor Builds and Best Huntress Builds in Dead by Daylight!

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