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Using his Wailing Bell to render himself invisible, The Wraith tracks his prey and strikes with little warning. Upon hearing the Bell’s fateful chime, Survivors must think fast or suffer the consequences. A hit-and-run specialist, The Wraith is adept at keeping everybody injured.

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Wailing Bell

Ring the Wailing Bell to cloak, becoming invisible and losing the Terror Radius. Though The Wraith cannot attack while invisible, uncloaking grants a deadly lunge capable of injuring unsuspecting Survivors. Remember – The Wraith becomes slightly easier to spot at close distance, and his Wailing Bell rings out loudly while uncloaking and cloaking.

Scratch marks left by Survivors spawn closer together, allowing for efficient tracking.

Pools of blood left by injured Survivors shine bright on the ground, making it easier to pick up a trail.

Expand your field of view for increased visibility, which helps with tracking elusive Survivors.

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Dead by daylight killer guide: the wraith (perks, tips, & strategies).

The Wraith in Dead By Daylight is a stealthy Killer able to cloak and decloak to attack Survivors. His personal Perks make him a better tracker.

Many famous monsters and villains from popular horror media have featured as Killers across various DLC chapters in  Dead By Daylight , but developer Behaviour Interactive has also created a comprehensive catalog of original Killers. The Wraith is one of the original base-game Killers that players unlock after completing the full Tutorial for the game. Philip Ojomo, The Wraith, was once an immigrant working at a scrap yard, where he unwittingly crushed people to death inside every car set to be destroyed. According to Dead By Daylight lore , when he found out about this after freeing someone from one of the cars and watching his boss kill the man by hand, he snapped and shoved his boss into the crusher, taking his head and spine as a trophy. As a Killer, The Wraith can cloak and uncloak at the ringing of his Wailing Bell, becoming invisible to track and sneak up on Survivors.

Related:  Dead by Daylight Killer Guide: The Plague (Perks, Tips, & Strategies)

Like all other Killers in  Dead By Daylight , The Wraith has two main powers and three unique personal Perks that can eventually be unlocked for all other Killer characters. He can ring his bell to cloak and uncloak and can hit them with his ax made from the head and spine of his former employer. His powers can be greatly improved with Add-Ons, including a few special options that make his bell muffled or completely silent to further terrorize Survivors. The Wraith is considered an Intermediate-difficulty Killer, and he is currently the most played Killer in the Dead By Daylight community . Here's everything players should know about The Wraith's abilities and strategies for playing him effectively in  Dead By Daylight .

How to Build The Wraith in Dead By Daylight

When Killers choose to use The Wraith as their character in  Dead By Daylight , they will need to master his two basic weapon powers. His basic attack is a standard-range strike with Azarov's Skull, an ax fashioned from the skull and vertebrae of his former employer. More importantly, he hits his Wailing Bell with Azarov's Skull, which allows him to cloak and uncloak. While cloaked, as long as he is not moving, The Wraith becomes entirely undetectable. While moving and cloaked, he has no Terror Radius and moves faster. He is not totally invisible, however; particularly observant players within 20 meters can see his shimmering outline or notice the environment moving in response to his presence, like corn and grass shifting. The Wraith also always emits a low growling or snarling sound that seasoned players can easily recognize nearby.

The Wraith cannot do anything to interact with the Survivors while cloaked and must stop to uncloak first. However, he gets a 1.25-second speed burst upon uncloaking, which can be used to quickly lunge at and injure or down Survivors. He can also break Pallets and damage Generators while cloaked. By default, cloaking takes 1.5 seconds and uncloaking takes 3 seconds, though this time can be shortened with Add-Ons. The sound of the Wailing Bell can be heard by players up to 24 meters away, and the uncloaking sound can be heard up to 40 meters away.

The Wraith has three unique Perks , all suited for tracking down Survivors while cloaked for maximum stealth attacks. Like other characters, once The Wraith reaches levels 30, 35, and 40, his Perks begin to appear in the Bloodwebs of other Killers. These Perks can be especially useful for new Killers who want to get better at winning chases and loops. The Wraith's personal Perks are:

  • Predator : The Scratch Marks left by running Survivors are slightly/moderately/considerably closer together.
  • Bloodhound : Pools of Blood left by injured Survivors are brighter red and last 2/3/4 seconds longer than normal.
  • Shadowborn : The Killer's Field of Vision is increased by 9/12/15. This will not stack with other Field of View buffs.

While all three of The Wraith's unique Perks can be useful, playstyle will dictate which ones a player equips and which they borrow from other Killers. Most players who use The Wraith end up swapping several or all of his personal Perks for better options, especially once players get the hang of tracking. The Wraith can benefit significantly from Generator-stalling Perks and Healing penalty Perks. Some alternative teachable Perks that work well with The Wraith's stealth include:

  • Corrupt Intervention  (The Plague): At the start of the Trial, the three Generators farthest from The Killer are blocked by The Entity for 80/100/120 seconds.
  • Hex: Ruin  (The Hag): All Generators automatically regress at 100/150/200% of the normal Regression speed when not being repaired.
  • Pop Goes the Weasel  (The Clown): After hooking a Survivor, the next Generator the Killer damages instantly loses 25% of its progress. Regular Generator Regression applies after.
  • Agitation (The Trapper): While carrying a Survivor, the Killer's Movement Speed is increased by 6/12/18% and their Terror Radius is increased by 12 meters.
  • A Nurse's Calling  ( The Nurse ): The Auras of Survivors healing or being healed are revealed within a range of 20/24/28 meters.
  • Dying Light  (The Shape): For as long as the Obsession is alive, all Survivors suffer from a stackable 2/2.5/3% penalty to Repairing, Healing, and Sabotaging speeds, up to a maximum of 22/27.5/33%. The percentage increases each time a Survivor who is not the Obsession is hooked. The Obsession is unaffected by the penalty and gains a 33% Action Speed bonus for unhooking and healing.
  • Discordance (The Legion): Any Generator within 64/96/128 meters of the Killer that is being repaired by two or more Survivors is highlighted yellow and triggers a Loud Noise notification only the Killer hears.
  • Hex: No One Escapes Death : Once the Exit Gates are powered and there is at least one Dull Totem on the Trial Grounds, this Hex activates. Killers receive a 2/3/4% increase in Movement Speed and Survivors are permanently Exposed.

Players will need to experiment with Perks to find the best build for them, but often The Wraith is built best as a stealth Killer with speed and Objective progress stalling in mind.

Players can use Add-Ons found in The Wraith's Bloodweb to increase his power. The best options reduce the time it takes to cloak and uncloak and muffle or eliminate the sound of the Wailing Bell to improve stealth. These include:

  • "The Ghost" - Soot : After uncloaking, The Wraith's Terror Radius and Red Stain remain suppressed for six seconds
  • Bone Clapper : Survivors can no longer discern the Wailing Bell's distance or direction
  • "Swift Hunt" - Mud : Moderately reduces the Wraith's uncloaking time
  • "Swift Hunt" - White : Considerably reduces the Wraith's uncloaking time
  • "All-Seeing" - Blood : When cloaked, Survivors' Auras within 12 meters are revealed to the Killer
  • Coxcombed Clapper : Renders the Wailing Bell completely silent.

Killers are limited to whatever items appear randomly in their Bloodweb, so it is a good idea to experiment with different Add-Ons to find a combination that works best for the player's preferred style and selected Perks.

Next:  The Best Maps in Dead By Daylight (& How to Access Them)

Dead By Daylight  is available for PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, & Nintendo Switch.

Dead By Daylight: Tips For Playing As The Wraith

Become an unstoppable spectral slasher with these tips playing as The Wraith in Dead By Daylight.

The Wraith in Dead By Daylight was one of the original three Killers that came with the game when it launched back in 2016. This spectral stalker is considered by many in the Community to be pretty overpowered, and it's something that hasn’t changed much since his first appearance.

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The Wraith, or Philip Ojomo as he was known in his mortal life, is a stealth-heavy Killer that can cloak at will, becoming completely invisible and borderline impossible to keep track of. This ability is an absolute nightmare for Survivors to deal with, and it’s always terrifying to see him suddenly appear out of the mist right next to you, a dull toning bell the only sound you hear before he carves out a chunk of flesh with his wickedly sharp skull weapon. He can be a hard Killer for new players to pick up and play but to make the most of this spectral slasher, here are a few tips for playing as The Wraith in Dead By Daylight that are worth trying.

10 Ring That Bell

It can’t be understated just how strong The Wraith is. Even though his power level does fluctuate rather wildly whenever a new patch comes around, he's still a bit unbalanced and it's unlikely that will ever be changed. The most powerful tool at his disposal is his Wailing Bell and you should be ringing that skull-faced artifact as often as you can.

Pressing and holding the power button will ring the bell, causing The Wraith to cloak, doing the same again whilst invisible will then uncloak him again. The bell can be heard up to 24 meters away, and whilst you would think being completely silent would be more beneficial, hearing the ominous tolling of this trinket is always terrifying from the Survivors' perspective. It always means one of two things, either The Wraith is nearby and about to hit you, or he’s just cloaked and is now watching, waiting for a moment to attack. It’s paranoia-inducing every time, so ring it often if you want to watch players panic.

9 Observe Your Prey

Whilst with other Killers you’re often encouraged to charge in swinging , disrupting Survivors like a rabid, heavily armed sheepdog. As The Wraith your playstyle should be more Predator than Terminator.

Cloak often and patrol around, figure out where Survivors are heading or trying to hide and let them slip into a false sense of security. Observe other players for a moment or two before launching your attack, pick on stragglers or emerge from the shadows amongst a group and watch them scatter before you. Patience pays off, so take a moment and create a plan.

8 Try Hit-And-Run Tactics

To further lean into how stealth-heavy The Wraith is, if you want to use him in the best way then your attacks should be hit-and-run heavy. He doesn’t have much to help him in an outright fight against a large group of Survivors as his melee weapon of Azarov’s Skull is basically just a big mallet, and it's easy to run rings around him.

He’s best used in quick ambushes on loners, especially those on a generator as Survivors will be more focused on performing a Skill Check so they won't see you coming. Also, if you want to add a bit of weight to your hits then it’s worth using the green Blind Warrior add-on as it can apply the Mangled and Hemorrhage status effects, or use the yellow variant to add Blindness.

7 Add-Ons Recommended For The Wraiths Bell

When it comes to Add-ons, The Wraiths doesn't have the best selection to play around with when compared to other ghostly Killers in Dead By Daylight like The Spirit. They have the usual stat bumps for things like movement speed, improved action speed, and faster cloaking or decloaking, so you can improve his base stats somewhat if you want. But unlike other Killers such as Pig or Pinhead, where you have an absolute smorgasbord of powerful trinkets, The Wraith's most useful Add-ons are limited to just a small handful.

RELATED: Dead By Daylight: Underrated Perks For Survivors

For example, Coxcombed Clapper renders the bell silent, so no more ding-a-ling to let people know where you are, which is ridiculously powerful considering that sound is the only way Survivors stand a chance against him. Then there’s All Seeing-Spirit, which shows the repair progression of generators with different aura colors when you’re cloaked. Finally, there’s All Seeing-Blood which reveals Survivors within eight meters when you’re cloaked. If you’re looking for good add-ons that aren’t just power boosts then those are the three worth using.

6 Perks Recommended For The Wraith

Similar to The Trapper and The Hillbilly, the biggest downside of these early Killers is that their Perks are pretty Vanilla. They were introduced before the developers found their rhythm and got creative with their characters, so his starting loadout is pretty tame by comparison with other more recent Killers. His starting passives of Predator, Bloodhound, and Shadowborn can make chasing down Survivors a bit easier, but you definitely should swap these out for more powerful Teachable Perks as soon as you can.

A great place to start would be Discordance which marks generators with two or more Survivors on it, also Nurses Calling which highlights the auras of players that are healing. Finally, it's worth using Pop Goes The Weasel as it boosts generator regression by 25 percent after a successful hooking. These three combined synergize well with The Wraith as they maximize your map awareness and give a nice bump to your ability to slow down the other team's escape attempts.

5 Get Creative With The Cloak

The Cloak Ability is your strongest asset and if you want to use it effectively, then you’re going to need to get creative with it. Playing mind games and dirty tricks on the other team is a great way to successfully slow the Survivors down and generally be a frustrating pain to deal with.

For example, try going invisible and walking away during a chase to make them think you’ve given up and are leaving. Or just constantly ding your bell over and over again to infuriate and annoy other players as it’s extremely loud and they’ll want to run far away from you just to avoid the overwhelming noise of it. Another particularly nasty trick you can pull is to stand in the middle of pallets or in front of windows whilst cloaked. This invisible body blocking can confuse Survivors for a moment into thinking it’s just hitbox jank, giving you time to decloak and give them a nice big scare and a smack.

4 Find Yourself A Nice Spot To Sit

Sadly The Wraith doesn’t really have a lot going for him outside of the cloak, so you’re pretty much reduced to cheap tactics and what is basically trolling. Yes, this isn’t the nicest thing to be on the end of, but as this particular Killer, you kind of have to if you want to stand a chance.

Camping out a hook is generally frowned upon within the etiquette of Dead By Daylight and those on PC might want to not look at the chat after a Trial if you decide to do this. But, if you manage to hook a Survivor, it’s recommended that you use the cloak and act like you’re leaving, then just either stand nearby or around a corner and wait for the rescue team to turn up. Once they do just decloak, run at them and start swinging. Even if you don’t down someone, you'll still get some cheap hits in which will eventually cause someone to stop and heal, opening them up for another ambush.

3 Attack From The Rear

Whilst you’re running around as this gruesome ghost, there’s one thing that’s worth keeping in your mind and that’s your position of attack. The Wraith is extremely difficult to keep track of, but once he reveals himself it’s pretty easy for Survivors to escape his grasp. The decloaking takes a few seconds and during that time his bell is ringing loud and clear for all to hear.

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To get around this, it’s worth coming at other players either from a blind spot in the rear or an angle they won’t expect. Position yourself in a way that makes it harder to guess where you’re going to be coming from when playing as this stealthy Killer in Dead By Daylight. It’s easy to get the drop on someone with how effective his stealth ability is, so before you go charging in, just make sure you have the best possible approach first.

2 Tips For Flushing Out Survivors

Most of your time spent as The Wraith is going to be spent cloaked and observing where other players are going, but sometimes you’re going to have to get physical and rush in there to flush out Survivors. Especially if their escape attempt is close to completion.

When out patrolling, try suddenly charging without warning towards areas someone could be hiding in. Such as the Corn on the farm maps or large buildings. A nasty trick to combine with this is to cloak just before you enter these tiles. The other players will think you’ve gone invisible to get right up to them and usually this is enough to get them to panic and bolt out of their hiding spot. Or if they’re camped out in a building, let them see you first, then activate it but just stand there. They’ll then think you've entered and you'll get to see where they're hiding as they reposition to avoid where you might be.

1 Don’t Be So Eager To Hook Survivors

When you’re playing Dead By Daylight as a Killer it’s easy to fall into the rhythm of chase, hit then hook, and whilst that can work as a strategy for The Wraith, it’s worth using any injured victims you have for other nefarious purposes. Set a trap with your new plaything and watch other players run to their doom as they try to help their friend.

As an example, after you knock someone down, leave them crawling along the dirt, injured, and screaming for help. This will bait out other players and once they run in to help, just decloak and give them a nice big smack. Not only does it get some damage in on the other team, but it also sows a little discord as Survivors will now be more hesitant to help each other out as it could be another trap.

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Ultimate Guide To The Wraith in Dead by Daylight

Ultimate Guide To The Wraith in Dead by Daylight

The Wraith, or Philip Ojomon, belongs to the starting trio of killers in Dead by Daylight. What are this killer’s powers? How to utilize these powers for effective hunting? What are the Perks he comes with? Some tips and tricks to play as this killer. All will be answered in this in-depth guide to The Wraith.

The Wraith has a straightforward learning curve to get used to. He goes invisible on a whim which can help to stalk prey and surprise them. It is pertinent that you utilize a hit-and-run tactic with this killer to play to his strengths. Keep your attention on two survivors at best to dispatch them quickly and move on to the rest of the opposing team.

Here is a detailed guide that covers everything there is to know about The Wraith in Dead by Daylight to make it easier for you to decide whether to pick him or not.

Is The Wraith (Philip Ojomo) good for beginners?

The Wraith (Philip Ojomo) Dead by Daylight

The Wraith is an easy killer to get used to for beginner players. His ability to transition in and out of indivisibility states makes him great at chasing and stealthily tracking its targets.

His speed in the Cloaked state can help you put pressure on two targets at most, which, if played right, can lead to multiple hooking.

However, he is not good with anything else. If you are after coming out on top in one on once chases then this is the killer for you. Other than that, this killer doesn’t have any tracking abilities to keep an eye on other survivors.

Are The Wraith Perks worth upgrading?

The Wraith’s perks are good when you are starting out. These perks are designed to add better tracking prowess. But once you get good at tracking survivor movement on your own, leave these perks. They are not that useful in higher-level matches. Better to upgrade and equip other perks.

It can also be recommended to ignore all of the Wraith’s perks altogether. This way you will be forced to master your tracking skills instead of relying on these crutches.

What are The Wraith’s Perks?

The Wraith has 3 unique perks with three tier levels:

Predator

  • The Scratch Marks left by Survivors spawn lightly/moderately/considerably closer together.

Bloodhound

  • Pools of Blood are shown in bright red and can be tracked for 2/3/4 seconds longer than normal.

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  • Increases your Field of View by 9/12/15 °

What Weapon does The Wraith have?

Azarov's Skull

The Wraith carries around the Azarov’s Skull as his primary weapon. This weapon is a simple swing and deal damage type weapon. There are no special abilities associated with it.

What Powers does The Wraith have?

Wailing Bell - The Wraith Dead by Daylight

Wraith’s main power stems from his Wailing Bell . This bell allows him to Cloak and Uncloak on the fly, after holding down the power button for a short span. There are no cooldowns which is a plus.

Obviously, when cloaked, the survivors can’t spot you per se. They see a shimmering form of the killer when they are 20 meters from him which doesn’t make him technically completely invisible. The killer does become fully invisible for survivors who are out of this range.

The killer gets an increased movement speed in this cloaked state. Although, he can not attack survivors when cloaked. You can, however, interact with other items like breaking Pallets while invisible with added speed.

To attack, you need to first uncloak. As soon as you uncloak, the killer gets a speed burst for 1 second, which should be used to cover distance to the target and get a hit in. His Lunge range is increased during this speed burst too.

Ringing the bell can be heard by survivors in a 24-meter radius, causing them to buck. As soon as you rang the bell, either cloak or uncloak, use this time to reposition depending on the state you transition to.

Is The Wraith fun to play?

The Wraith can be a fun killer if you play into his speed. With the right set of perks that help him get in and out of invisibility faster and boost his movement speed, he can be a hit-and-run king. You will have to rely on your survivor-tracking skills to ascertain where the survivor you just hit moved on to and then finish the job.

If you are not fully confident with your flick weapon swings then best stay away from this killer. The constant transitioning from cloak and uncloak states will alert all nearby survivors, so you will have to commit to the chase especially capitalizing on the lunge.

What are some tips and tricks to get better with The Wraith?

Tips and Tricks for The Wraith in Dead by Daylight

Here are some tips that you can employ when playing as this killer:

  • The Coxcombed Clapper add-on will silence the bell toll making you an even stealthier killer.
  • When you are certain a survivor is around a corner or near a generator, use the bell to uncloak and cause panic. In this panic and the speed burst you receive from materializing, you are surely going to get a hit.
  • You can outrun a survivor to a window and stop them from vaulting and then quickly transition into your uncloaked self to attack them.
  • At any given time focus your attention on two survivors, preferably ones that are closer. Alternate between uncloak, hit them once, re-cloak, and move on to the next target to repeat the process. With this strategy, you can easily bring two survivors down and hook them, causing panic amongst the team.
  • Hit and Run playstyle is the only right choice for this killer. Slowly whittle away the health of a few select survivors instead of going after the whole team. Hit once and move on.
  • If the survivor out maneuvers you when you come out of the cloak, move on to the next target instead of overextending the chase.
  • You can use the bell toll to cause panic at one side of a loop and swiftly move to the other opening and get a hit.
  • Circle around the outer edges of the map to approach a survivor from a surprising angle.
  • Take your time dismantling pallets to allow for unhindered subsequent chases. You can use add-ons to increase pallet destruction.

The Wraith can be a deadly killer in the right hands. If you can understand his particular hit-and-run playstyle and build him accordingly, there is no stopping him. But it does require a lot of practice from the player, and even then, he isn’t the best at so many other things that the best killers in the game boast.

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The Story of Philip Ojomo AKA The Wraith (Dead by Daylight Lore Explained)

Ever wondered about the story behind the killers? Who is The Wraith? Who is Philip Ojomo?

Philip Ojomo was born in the 1950’s in a village situated in Northern Nigeria. From a young age Philip was raised to aspire for a better future, his father would tell him to study hard, practice his maths and train his brain with the chess board. Education – that was the best way to guarantee a better future. As Philip grows older a civil war breaks out in Nigeria – he doesn’t understand it, but his parents tell him that they’ll need to be careful. Life has become harder, harsher – Philip’s father gifts him a large bell that will ring loudly when struck. ‘If you are ever in danger’, he tells him, ‘you ring this bell until help comes.’ One day his parents told him they have to leave; they heard a radio broadcast. Others in need of help like them, and a promise of safety for everyone else in hiding. It wasn’t an opportunity they could pass up on and so they left with a promise to return. Philip watched them leave, as they walked down the dirt road leading out of the village before passing over the horizon. Philip Ojomo was born in the 1950’s in a village situated in Northern Nigeria. From a young age Philip was raised to aspire for a better future, his father would tell him to study hard, practice his maths and train his brain with the chess board. Education – that was the best way to guarantee a better future. As Philip grows older a civil war breaks out in Nigeria – he doesn’t understand it, but his parents tell him that they’ll need to be careful. Life has become harder, harsher – Philip’s father gifts him a large bell that will ring loudly when struck. ‘If you are ever in danger’, he tells him, ‘you ring this bell until help comes.’ One day his parents told him they have to leave; they heard a radio broadcast. Others in need of help like them, and a promise of safety for everyone else in hiding. It wasn’t an opportunity they could pass up on and so they left with a promise to return. Philip watched them leave, as they walked down the dirt road leading out of the village before passing over the horizon.

This is the story of Philip Ojomo AKA The Wraith.

This video is as of the Chapter 19 PTB! The new perks, killer, survivor and map reworks have been revealed! We are now in 2021 : ) The 4.5.2 patch is out and the new UI and survivor movement have been fixed! The new killer is named the Trickster! The All-Kill Chapter releases tomorrow!

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Timestamps: Part I: The Road 0:00 Part II: Scars 5:48 Part III: A Better Life..? 13:55 Part IV: In Plain Sight 17:45 Conclusion: The Entity’s Realm 19:28 source

21 thoughts on “The Story of Philip Ojomo AKA The Wraith (Dead by Daylight Lore Explained)”

“Ding ding ding meeting will now come to order”

I nearly have 9k shards and I'm looking for good teachable perks should I go for clown or plague

Wraithy boi

bing bong you are dead

Sorry this took like over a month to make since the Trapper video. I'm trying to get at least one of these out each month, the next should be a bit more timely.

What do you think about the trickster i might buy him when he is released on xbox

i really want to see one about The Plague

I saw a bunch of old fanart of philip, and he was white, But little did they know.

Ummm I don’t like how I was JUST researching him 😶

It’s getting scary

Ugandan knuckles

i love your narration reminds me of horror narrator Mr. Nightmare keep up the good work

Do all the killer lores in order of release include the license killers too

AZHYMOVS I love all the effort put into your content. Keep it up mate it's very entertaining also happy birthday 🙂

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AZHYMOVS

Very great vid m8. Also really enjoyed the lore and the plot near the end.

I love these kind of videos! Keep up the good work bro! Liked and subscribed.

Can this be a fucking movie? I guess this could be said about a lot of killers in DBD and yes, they should get their movies too but Wraith’s is unexpectedly good though

Happy Birthday 🎂.

Damn I understand the killers storys only when you tell the tale

Cool Story bro

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Dead by Daylight - The Archives’ second installment’s key art, depicting a big book of forbidden lore.

When social horror game Dead by Daylight began, the characters were nice and simple. Max Thompson, for example, was a neglected son who was locked away by his parents, as they were ashamed of his deformity. Thompson eventually broke loose and killed his family with a chainsaw and hammer. Straightforward slasher story.

But in 2020, the horror stories surrounding Dead By Daylight killers are on a whole new level of wild. Check out the fan wiki entry for Talbot Grimes, also known as the Blight , a character who can move and hit victims at an inhuman speed. Here, we learn about a childhood sickness that fueled him to become a chemist, working for the British East India Company to supply the workers and make them as productive as possible. But then he found himself brutally kidnapped and faced with the grisly corpses caused by his own work. Grimes then got experimented upon himself until he carved open his own flesh and opened a portal to an unknown, enticing realm.

That realm is the game of Dead by Daylight , and Grimes has to endlessly stalk survivors in a world of fog and horror to appease a deadly spider god of emotion known as the Entity. Things got pretty complicated all of a sudden there, huh? You might have questions — and that’s the point, because Dead by Daylight lore is a never-ending maze of wild revelations and murder that all takes place in an evil realm of existence.

Dead by Daylight - The Archives, Tome III, key art, showing four characters in a dark, foggy room.

In Dead by Daylight, four potential survivors are pitted against a single killer. Each of those five characters is controlled by a player who is put on a randomly generated map. The survivors work together to fix generators and open gates to escape, while the killer tries to hack them all down and hangs their bodies on meat. It’s an endlessly repeatable format that has made Dead by Daylight popular on Twitch.

When Dead by Daylight was just starting out in 2016, the team began with game mechanics, and once that foundation was laid, it came time to build some kind of story around it. “It was important that the player had a basic understanding of where they were,” says Dave Richard, creative director on Dead by Daylight . “So they had extra motivation to play these characters. At first, it was very minimal.”

Even though the developers began to introduce licensed characters fairly early on, starting with Halloween’s Michael Myers, it was all contained within an original universe. According to Richard, the team works diligently with the property holder to come up with a story that’s compatible with the original universe’s lore — even if it requires things like alternate universes, parallel lives, or spider god superpowers. Dead by Daylight ’s setting is a purgatory, and the characters are all ripped out of different time frames, from ancient Babylon to a small Canadian town in the ’90s. So now, Pyramid Head can kill Stranger Things ’ Nancy Wheeler, and it’s all canon in the story of Dead by Daylight .

Dead by Daylight - the game’s newest killer, The Blight, stands next to the game’s newest survivor, Felix Richter.

Originally, characters had short biographies that covered the basics. But the developers planted seeds elsewhere too, like in item names, or the progression systems for both survivors and killers. The titles on keepsakes and abilities hinted at new characters, old events, and a bigger world. That was all the developers had the resources to do; the rest of their attention had to go back on the game.

But the fan community caught onto these seeds. It helped that the lore itself was presented as a puzzle that needed to be decoded. What seemed to be gibberish descriptions on items were actually an unknown language that seemed to be urging the killers onward — and fans are still trying to decode that alphabet, years later.

It became a feedback loop; fans liked the lore and posted on forums and social media about it to try and uncover the secrets, so Behaviour responded by giving them more to dig through. Benedict Baker, an unseen character, apparently writes mysterious lore entries. Behaviour also added an Archives mode, where a new character known as the Observer peers at everyone’s memories through a tool known as the Auris. Who is the “Observer” figure that the game keeps teasing about? Well, fans still have yet to figure that out.

Dead by Daylight - a character is experimented upon with some kind of orange fluid administered via needle.

In the game, survivors have to retain some measure of hope, or they’ll burn out and be cast into absolute nothingness. So even though the game is seemingly static, there’s an ongoing meta plot of good vs. evil. One survivor, Claudette, spends all of her time in the present day running through a murder nightmare, but players can explore her 8th birthday party and childhood troubles via the in-game archives .

By many metrics, the game’s lore shouldn’t work. It’s a surreal world in which Freddy Krueger hangs out with an Irish outlaw, and a talk show host can team up with a painter, an esports gamer, and the cop from Saw to try and thwart a Babylonian priestess.

But Dead by Daylight has attracted millions of players across PC , mobile, and console. The setting progresses, but there’s a universal constant that’s soothing. Fans debate the motivations of each killer , and why they’re working with the Entity, in depth. Artists paint their favorite killer, or draw them having a nice time . They create animated intros for hypothetical Dead by Daylight shows — which then receive over a million views on YouTube.

Dead by Daylight ’s lore has turned it into the perfect horror game for a creepypasta generation. Much like Overwatch accomplished with its popular characters, actually playing Dead by Daylight is completely optional if you want to be in the fandom. In this case, many people experience it through their favorite Twitch streamer.

Whatever the source — whether that’s YouTube explainers or actual playtime — the lore is rich enough that it inspires everything from romance fanfiction to a Family Guy -style animated sitcom on YouTube, which has collected tens of millions of views. Some fans even mash it up with other games .

Polygon’s own Petrana Radulovic doesn’t play but does read the fan-maintained Dead by Daylight wiki. “Reading horror tickles my desire to be thrilled without making it an uncomfortable experience,” she explains. “The wiki is free and just there and offers a whole lot of thrilling and creepy stories — and often they are so massively unrealistic that it never actually terrifies me the way reading about true crime does.”

It’s true that the stories of cannibals stealing away innocent school girls and killers donning the Ghostface garb from Scream coming together in a world of endless murder isn’t realistic. But who cares? It’s fun .

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Benedict Baker’s Entry:

There's another apparition, more terrifying than anything I've ever seen, hunting amongst the shadows here. It moves like a silhouette, appearing and disappearing at the sound of a dreaded bell. It's impossible to track it. Several times it has caught me without me even seeing it closing in. Often convinced I have my back covered, it has promptly materialized right behind me to strike from close range. Stay still and watch the fog. Don't move, don't blink and for god's sake don't breathe. If you can control your fear long enough and can show self control, sometimes it is possible to see its shimmer as it glides forward if caught at just the right light. I pray for your safety.

Benedict Baker’s Journal,

November 1896 on The Wraith.

Philip Ojomo came to this country without anything than hope for a new beginning. He was happy as he got offered a job at Autohaven Wreckers. A small scrap yard where bribed cops turned a blind eye for the somewhat shady business that took place.

Ojomo didn't care. He had seen criminal activity up close in his homeland and as long as he didn't get involved, he let things be. He just fixed cars and handled the crusher. Something he did really well. A car went in and a small, metallic cube came out.

It was not until one gloomy day that he, just by accident, saw some blood coming from one of the un-crushed cars. As he opened the trunk he found a young man, gagged and with tied hands with panic filled eyes. Ojomo freed the man who managed to run ten feet before Ojomo's boss stopped him and slit his throat. As Ojomo demanded answers he got explained to him that he'd been nothing more than a simple executioner as more or less every car had a soul in them as this was a "service" the scrap yard provided to certain "clients".

Ojomo snapped and went ballistic. He threw his boss in the crusher and let it slowly compress, as the head stuck out, Ojomo grabbed it and pulled head and spine out of the body. Then he left and was never seen again.

The Wraith’s Power:

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Power: Wailing Bell

A heavy cast iron bell imbued with ancient powers. Allows the user to enter and walk the Spirit World when rung.

Here are the details what his power include:

~ Grants near total invisibility when moving.

~ Total invisibility while standing still.

~ Faster movement speed when invisible.

~ No Terror Radius while invisible.

~ Cannot attack while invisible.

~ Grants a speed burst for 1 second upon uncloaking.

~ Exposure to bright light can burn the user out of the Spirit World.

Power Trivia:

~ It takes 3 seconds to uncloak and 1.5 seconds to cloak by default.

~ The Wailing Bell can be heard for up to a distance of 24 meters.

~ The accompanying *Whoosh* sound is heard for up to 40 meters

~ Survivors will collide with you while you're cloaked.

Each category of add-ons are rated from Common to Ultra Rare. These add-ons are achieved by increasing your level with “The Wraith” from level 1 to 50 maximum.

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”The Serpent” - Soot.

The Laokeye symbol, representing cunning, is finger-drawn out of soot on the body of the Bell.

The Wraith will uncloak completely when breaking Pallets or damaging Generators while cloaked.

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”The Hound” - Soot.

The Wonnug symbol, representing a peerless tracker, is finger-drawn out of soot on the body of the Bell.

Fresh Blood Marks are considerably more discernible than normal.

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”The Ghost” - Soot.

The Khugwemuu symbol, representing the spirit world, is finger-drawn out of soot on the body of the Bell.

After uncloaking, The Wraith's Terror Radius and Red Stain will remain suppressed for 6 seconds'.

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”The Beast” - Soot.

The Kunwulju symbol, representing the Realm of Fear, is finger-drawn out of soot on the body of the Bell.

The Wraith's Terror Radius is no longer suppressed while cloaked.

Bloodpoints granted for Stalking and Surprise Attacks are increased by 100 %.

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Bone Clapper.

A Bell clapper made from a highly polished piece of bone. Causes the sounds of the Wailing Bell to echo and warp chaotically.

Survivors can no longer discern the Wailing Bell's distance or direction.

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”Windstorm” - Mud.

The Ohuwe-Onmnea symbol, representing a howling storm, is finger-drawn in mud on the body of the Bell.

Moderately increases The Wraith’s movement speed while cloaked.

Slightly decreases The Wraith’s movement speed while uncloaking.

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”Swift Hunt” - Mud.

The Kuntin-Takkho symbol, representing a rapid descent on a prey, is finger-drawn in mud on the body of the Bell.

Moderately reduces The Wraith's reappearance time.

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”Blink” - Mud.

The Kratin symbol, representing quick passing, is finger-drawn in mud on the body of the Bell.

Considerably reduces The Wraith's disappearance time.

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”Blind Warrior” - Mud.

The Baikra-Kaeug symbol, representing ferocity, is finger-drawn in mud on the body of the Bell.

Surprise Attacks afflict Survivors with the Blindness Status Effect.

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”Windstorm” - White.

The Ohuwe-Onmnea symbol, representing a howling storm, is stamped in white ink on the body of the Bell.

Considerably increases The Wraith's movement speed while cloaked.

Slightly decreases The Wraith's movement speed while uncloaking.

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”Swift Hunt” - White.

The Kuntin-Takkho symbol, representing a rapid descent on a prey, is stamped in white ink on the body of the Bell.

Considerably reduces The Wraith's reappearance time.

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”Shadow Dance” - White.

The Yiwarick symbol, representing dark synergy, is stamped in white ink on the body of the Bell.

Considerably reduces the time required to vault Windows, break Pallets or damage Generators while cloaked.

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”Blink” - White.

The Kratin symbol, representing quick passing, is stamped in white ink on the body of the Bell.

Tremendously reduces The Wraith's disappearance time.

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”Blind Warrior” - White.

The Baikra-Kaeug symbol, representing ferocity, is stamped in white ink on the body of the Bell.

Surprise Attacks afflict Survivors with the Mangled Status effect and Haemorrhage Status Effects until fully healed.

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”Windstorm” - Blood.

The Ohuwe-Onmnea symbol, representing a howling storm, is stamped in blood on the body of the Bell.

Tremendously increases The Wraith's movement speed while cloaked.

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”Swift Hunt” - Blood.

The Kuntin-Takkho symbol, representing a rapid descent on a prey, is stamped in blood on the body of the Bell.

Tremendously reduces The Wraith's reappearance time.

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”Shadow Dance” - Blood.

The Yiwarick symbol, representing dark synergy, is stamped in blood on the body of the Bell.

Tremendously reduces the time required to vault Windows, break Pallets or damage Generators while cloaked.

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”All-Seeing” - Blood.

The Kra-Frabai symbol, representing the Entity watching over us, is stamped in blood on the head of the Bell.

Unlocks hidden potential in one's Aura-reading ability. While cloaked, the Auras of Survivors within 12 metres are revealed to you.

Ultra Rare:

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Coxcombed Clapper.

A simple coxcomb knotted rope wrapped around the Bell Clapper to muffle its sound. A malevolent Aura emanates from it.

Renders the Wailing Bell completely silent.

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”All-Seeing” - Spirit.

The Kra-Frabai symbol, representing the Entity watching over us, ominously glows on the head of the Bell.

Unlocks awesome potential in one's Aura reading ability.

While cloaked, the repair progress of Generators can be determined by the intensity of their Auras.

”The Wraith’s” Perks:

The Wraith has come with three personal perks:

Your acute tracking ability allows you to hone in on disturbances left by running Survivors.

Scratch Marks left by Survivors will spawn slightly/moderately/considerably closer together.

"Never stop moving and hope you're always two steps ahead of the beast." — Unknown, Notebook

Unique to The Wraith until Level 30, at which point its Teachable version can then be learned and taught to the other Killers.

Bloodhound.

Like a hunting scent hound, you smell traces of blood at a great distance.

Fresh Blood Stains are considerably more discernible than normal and can be tracked for 2/3/4 seconds longer than normal.

"Pebbles shimmering in the moonlight; my life drips down in a trail so easy to follow."

Unique to The Wraith until Level 35, at which point its Teachable version can then be learned and taught to the other Killers.

Shadowborn.

You have a keen vision in the darkness of the night.

Your Field of View is increased by 8/12/15 °.

Field of View gains do not stack.

"Shining in the darkest dark, his eyes pierce the night and sting your soul."

Unique to The Wraith until Level 40, at which point its Teachable version can then be learned and taught to the other Killers.

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Dead by Daylight: 8 Hidden Secrets In The Lore

Dead by Daylight has deep lore full of secrets that even the most devoted players may not notice at first. Here are some things most fans missed.

Dead by Daylight ' s diverse cast of characters and environments have deep lore surrounding them. This lore has only grown more complex as the game grows and improves, adding new characters, new history, and new realms for players to explore.

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With each Rift comes a fresh installment in the Archives, offering further insight into many aspects of Dead by Daylight 's universe. The developers intentionally keep some facts about the world under wraps, but reading deep into characters' backstories, the Archives, and developers' discussions reveal hidden secrets in Dead by Daylight 's lore that even the most devoted fans might not notice at first.

8 There Is A Cult That Knows About The Entity

While the Fog, the Entity, and Dead by Daylight 's Trials are a secret to most humans outside of its universe, there is canonically a cult that knows of the Entity's existence.

This group is known as the Imperrati, and two Survivors (Elodie and Felix) have parents who are members. The group is secretive and conducts many of their operations on a private island, where Elodie and Felix met The Pariahs, a group of teenagers who have family in the Imperrati.

7 The Huntress' Silver Ring

Observant fans might notice that Anna, also known as The Huntress, wears a shiny silver ring on the middle finger of her left hand. The developers stated that The Huntress wears this silver ring due to her love for collecting shiny things.

Anna has many childlike qualities since she lost her mother at a young age and learned to fend for herself. In fact, Anna watched her mother die a horrible death at the hands of an elk, something some fans may not know about her . As The Huntress has canonically killed swathes of soldiers and other humans according to the Archives, it is likely that the ring belonged to one of her victims.

6 Dwight Drugged His Boss

Fans may know Dwight as one of the most innocent Survivors, but he has done some questionable things. When Dwight started his new job, his boss continually insulted him. He then heard stories of his boss being cruel to his coworkers and others and decided to take matters into his own hands.

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Dwight talked to the employee who he replaced, and the old employee gave him a laughing drug to give to the boss. After learning that the drug wasn't harmful, Dwight agreed to slip it into his boss's coffee. This encounter is one shocking thing many fans might not know about Dead by Daylight 's Survivors .

5 The Entity Originally Wanted The Spirit's Father

Survivors and Killers don't randomly end up in the Entity's Fog realm; the Entity carefully selects them based on their emotional potential. The Entity almost picked The Spirit's father but selected The Spirit to enter the Fog instead after noticing her immense potential. She gained this potential from all her suffering.

Characters like The Spirit have unique backstories that add further depth to the game's overarching lore; Dead by Daylight 's variety of intriguing original killers is one of its greatest strengths .

4 The Trapper and Wraith Fought The Entity

The Wraith lived a relatively normal life before the Entity took him into the Fog, while The Trapper was responsible for a mass murder at his father's direction. Both of them were responsible for murder, but neither of them had a desire to kill for the sake of killing.

Though their stories differed, both The Trapper and The Wraith fought The Entity in hopes of avoiding being taken into the Fog. Unlike Survivors, who can use skills to outlast Killers , no invididual has ever beaten the Entity. Both of them ended up horribly disfigured as a result, left to kill forever in Dead by Daylight 's never-ending Trials.

3 Survivors Rest At The Campfire Between Trials

Many Dead by Daylight players have likely spotted Survivors sitting around the campfire on the menu screen. Observant players might even notice that those Survivors are their own playable Survivors , wearing the cosmetics they dressed them in.

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This is more than just a neat addition to the menu screen, though; it plays directly into the lore of the game. Between each Trial, whether Survivors live or die, they return to the campfire to rest with other Survivors before ending up in their next Trial at the hands of a new big bad.

2 The Trickster Records His Victims' Screams

The Trickster is a K-pop star, but his music has a sinister twist: he records his victims' screams and mixes them into his music. Behavior referenced this quirk in his official trailer, as The Trickster pulls out an MP3 player and plays an upbeat track with a Survivor's screams on it.

While The Trickster has a more human appearance than many of Dead by Daylight 's Killers, details like this make him all the more horrifying. In fact, because he takes advantage of his stardom to kill others, many believe he is one of the scariest Killers in the game .

1 The Hatch Has A Connection To A Character

Escaping through the Hatch is one feature in Dead by Daylight that beginners might not even know they can take advantage of , but it has rich lore surrounding it.

In a stream, Behavior stated that the Hatch has a deep connection to a Dead by Daylight character , but refused to specify which one. Many fans imagine that the connection is with Vigo, since some item descriptions suggest that he does not explictly follow the Entity's rules, and the Entity created the Exit Gates. Some even speculate that Vigo created the hatch, but developers have not confirmed this.

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Who is the best first character on DBD?

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Dwight Fairfield is an ideal Survivor for beginners in Dead by Daylight. With his Perks focused on teamwork and support, such as “Bond,” “Prove Thyself,” and “Leader,” he encourages collaboration among teammates and enhances the chances of survival.

Which survivor should you unlock first?

Feng is one of the most beginner-friendly Survivors in Dead by Daylight. She’s free for console players, but PC players will still have to unlock her before trying her out. One of her unique perks is called Lithe – it’s an Exhaustion perk that will give the player a speed boost when they fast vault over an object.

Who is the strongest in DBD?

Based on player feedback, Pyramid Head, The Dredge, The Xenomorph, and The Demogorgon are considered to be some of the strongest killers in Dead by Daylight.

Who was the first DBD killer?

Evan Macmillan, also known as The Trapper, was the first killer introduced in Dead by Daylight. He is known for his ability to set up bear traps to capture and impale survivors.

Who is the hardest killer in DBD?

According to many players, The Spirit is one of the hardest killers to master in Dead by Daylight. Her phase-walking ability can be difficult to control and predict, making her a challenging killer to play as.

What is the easiest killer to play in DBD?

The Wraith is often considered one of the easiest killers to play in Dead by Daylight. His power to become invisible and move quickly makes him a straightforward and beginner-friendly choice for players.

Who is the loudest in DBD?

Jeff Johansen is known as the loudest Survivor in Dead by Daylight. Whether he’s running, injured, or standing still, Jeff tends to make a lot of noise.

Who is the quietest survivor in DBD?

Ace Visconti is considered the quietest Survivor in Dead by Daylight. With his ability to stay hidden and avoid detection, Ace excels in stealthy gameplay.

Who has the best lore in DBD?

Dead by Daylight features several killers with intriguing and captivating lore. Some of the killers with the best lore include The Legion, The Blight, The Nurse, The Clown, The Twins, The Artist, and The Huntress.

Which Survivor is the best?

The best Survivor in Dead by Daylight can vary depending on players’ preferences and playstyles. However, William “Bill” Overbeck, Felix Richter, Zarina Kassir, Vittorio Toscano, Ada Wong, Meg Thomas, Dwight Fairfield, and Feng Min are often praised as strong and popular Survivor choices.

Who are the best Survivors in DBD?

The best Survivors can vary depending on players’ preferences and playstyles. However, some of the top Survivors in Dead by Daylight that are often praised for their abilities and advantages include William “Bill” Overbeck, Felix Richter, Zarina Kassir, Vittorio Toscano, Ada Wong, Meg Thomas, Dwight Fairfield, and Feng Min.

Can you win Survivor twice?

Yes, it is possible to win Survivor twice in the reality TV show Survivors. One player, Sandra Diaz-Twine, has managed to win the show twice, showcasing her exceptional skills and strategic gameplay.

Who is the fastest DBD killer?

All killers in Dead by Daylight have the same movement speed, except for certain special abilities. Wraith has the fastest movement speed while cloaked, while Hillbilly is the fastest when using his chainsaw ability.

Who is the most annoying killer in Dead by Daylight?

The killers that are often considered the most annoying in Dead by Daylight include The Deathslinger, The Doctor, The Trickster, The Cannibal, The Plague, The Hag, The Cenobite, and The Executioner.

Who is the main villain in DBD?

The main antagonist in Dead by Daylight is The Entity, a powerful and malevolent force that controls the realm in which the game takes place. The Entity summons killers and survivors to compete in its realm of trials and torment.

Who is the youngest DBD survivor?

Quentin, Laurie Strode, and Cheryl Mason are all tied for the role of the youngest Survivor in Dead by Daylight, as they were all stated to be 17 years old when they were taken by The Entity.

What is the most overpowered DBD survivor perk?

Some of the most powerful Survivor perks in Dead by Daylight include Lithe, Spine Chill, Prove Thyself, Sprint Burst, Kindred, Adrenaline, Off the Record, and Made for This.

What is the smallest killer in DBD?

The killer named The Blight is currently the only Short Killer in Dead by Daylight. This classification was introduced with their release.

Who vomits in DBD?

A Survivor’s Sickness Meter increases each time they are hit by a killer’s Vile Purge ability. A sick Survivor will vomit at random intervals, which can spread infection to nearby objects and other Survivors.

Who is the smallest character in DBD?

Among the survivors in Dead by Daylight, Feng is considered the smallest character. However, Claudette blends in better with her surroundings and is only slightly larger.

What killer should I unlock first in DBD?

The Legion is often recommended as one of the best killers to unlock first in Dead by Daylight. They are simple to play and have some excellent perks that can be beneficial for beginners.

What killers are fun in DBD?

Based on player feedback, Wesker is one of the best and most fun killers to play in Dead by Daylight. Players enjoy his unique playstyle and the different strategies that can be used with his power.

Which killer is fun to play in DBD?

If you enjoy a stealthy and scary killer, Sadako is highly recommended. Players find her the most fun killer to play as and against due to her ability to scare survivors and the various playstyles and tricks that can be employed with her power. She may not be the strongest killer, but she certainly provides an incredibly fun gameplay experience.

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Dead by Daylight is an indie horror game developed and published by Behaviour Interactive. Dead by Daylight is both an action and survival horror multiplayer game in which one crazed, unstoppable Killer hunts down four Survivors through a terrifying nightmarish world in a deadly game of Cat & Mouse. It was released on 14 June 2016 for PC (Steam), 20 June 2017 for Console (XONE/PS4), 24 September 2019 for Nintendo Switch and 16 April 2020 for Mobile.

  • As a Survivor, go in alone or team up with friends to face an unknown threat. Use Items at hand, unlocked abilities and environmental objects to outwit the Monster and escape from its killing grounds.
  • Set in procedurally generated Maps, you'll never know what to expect, what you're facing and how to get away. You will have to make desperate choices under stressful circumstances. Every decision impacts your chances of survival.
  • Killers come from all horror genres, from brutal slashers to terrifying paranormal entities. Master these Monsters' unique Powers and exploit the knowledge of your "home" to track, hunt down, break and sacrifice your victims before they get a chance to escape to safety.
  • The asymmetry, procedural factors and unique thinking of human individuals make each Dead by Daylight trial an unexpected scenario where the combined behaviour of each Player creates a truly terrifying and thrilling narrative.
  • Dead by Daylight Characters each have a deep progression and Unlockables which can be customised into your own personal strategy. Use your experience, skills, and load-out to climb up the competitive ladder and you might eventually discover the truth beyond The Fog.
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The Wraith is not commonly regarded as one of the strongest killers in the horror game Dead by Daylight, but his power can still pack a punch in the right hands. With his ability to sneak up on survivors and his mobility, he excels in some areas while struggling in others.

Let's go over all of the top Wraith builds in Dead by Daylight, as well as which perks tend to work best on this killer so you can make the most of his power during your games.

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The Wraith Power And Perks

Before we delve into the best builds for The Wraith, let's look at this killer's power and teachable perks so you know what you're working with.

First, here are The Wraith's three teachable perks:

Scratch marks left by Survivors spawn slightly/moderately/considerably together.

The blood of injured Survivors are shown as bright red, and can be tracked 2/3/4 seconds longer than normal.

  • Your FOV (field of view) is increased by 9/12/15%.

The Wraith's power is called 'Wailing Bell." The in-game description reads as follows:

  • "A heavy cast iron bell imbued with ancient powers. Allows its user to enter and walk the spirit world when rung.
  • Press and hold the Power button to cloak. Press and hold the Power button again while cloaked to uncloak, granting a burst of speed upon reappearing.
  • While cloaked, The Wraith is granted increased movement speed and near total invisibility."

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The Wraith is a great killer for starting out in Dead by Daylight, as his ability is extremely simple to understand and use. As you are familiarizing yourself with this killer, you will probably want to try out several different builds to figure out which is your favorite.

If you are just getting started as a new Wraith main, it might be hard to decide what aspects of gameplay you want your build to focus on. Wraith is a great killer for all-out beginners, so this build focuses on getting a sense of the game, finding survivors, and using the fundamentals of Wraith's power.

  • Hex: No One Escapes Death
  • Sloppy Butcher

All of the perks included in this build are general perks, meaning they either come by default with The Wraith or can be found in the Bloodweb of all killers without prestiging or reaching level 50 .

Whispers is the perfect tracking perk for Wraith, ensuring you know where survivors are at any given time so you can sneak up on them. Jolt offers you generator slowdown when you earn a down, while Sloppy Butcher helps with healing slowdown. Hex: No One Escapes Death provides extra insurance at the end of the match in case things don't go your way.

If our beginner Wraith build doesn't catch your eye, might we suggest another loadout that focuses on a strategic approach to preventing survivors from completing the generators.

  • Brutal Strength (The Trapper)
  • Call of Brine (The Onryo)
  • Eruption (The Nemesis)
  • Overcharge (The Doctor)

Almost every perk in this build is dedicated to preventing generator progression one way or another. Since Wraith is highly mobile on his own, you won't need to worry too much about chase when playing this killer as long as you can slow down the generators long enough, as downs will eventually come if you're persistent. Brutal Strength gives you that little extra edge in chase, though, that makes this build absolutely perfect.

As The Wraith, you are a highly mobile killer, so you should be able to get the initial hit on survivors without the help of perks. You may, however, have trouble finding them. This build helps with that weak spot, allowing you to get a sense of where survivors are using your perks.

  • BBQ & Chili (The Cannibal)
  • Infectious Fright (The Plague)
  • Discordance (The Legion)

Nearly all of the perks in this loadout help with tracking - including BBQ & Chili, which shows you survivors' auras after a hook, and Infectious Fright, which will make survivors scream when you get a down. Discordance, too, will help you find survivors' locations by illuminating generators multiple survivors are working on. Jolt adds just a bit of regression into the mix, ensuring that you don't lose generators too quickly.

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We've given you some builds to test out on The Wraith, but you might be wondering what the best perks are on him.

A few of the best perks on Wraith are:

  • Scourge Hook: Pain Resonance (The Nemesis)
  • Lethal Pursuer (The Nemesis)
  • No Way Out (The Trickster)

We recommend mixing and matching the perks in the builds we've provided to create your favorite loadout. As you familiarize yourself with this killer, you'll determine which perks are your favorites and be able to mix and match these perks effectively.

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