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A figure clad in the head of a hare. A most disturbing sight. This new foe holds something human within her. Some shards of ordinary life. She seems to be a hunter. I have met many different beings in this place, but this is the first one with a natural skill of hunting. In any other place one could deem it a talent. But her knack for tracking, capturing and killing is something else here. There is something else in her too, she seems to seek something.
~ Unknown (Potentially Benedict Baker)
The Huntress
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Анна (Russian) | "Bear"
Red Forest
Hunting Hatchets
Broad Axe
110 % | 4.4 m/s
Alt. Speed
78.5 % | 3.14 m/s (Wind-up)
Terror Radius
20 metres
A Lullaby for the Dark
Voice Actor
Amélie Leguiader
Interal reference
Slasher Character 08

Anna (Russian: Анна) or "The Huntress" is one of 16 Killers IconHelpLoading killer.png currently featured in Dead by Daylight IconHelp DBDlogo.png.

She was introduced as the Killer of CHAPTER V: A Lullaby for the Dark, a Chapter DLC released on 27 July 2017.


The Huntress is a ranged Killer, able to throw Hunting Hatchets at Survivor to injure them from a distance.

Her personal Perks, Beast of Prey IconPerks beastOfPrey.png, Territorial Imperative IconPerks territorialImperative.png & Hex: Huntress Lullaby IconPerks hexHuntressLullaby.png, allow her to apply pressure through better Map awareness and enhanced chasing abilities.

Her Perks revolve around the hunt of the prey, to track and find so that she can get close enough to make the kill.

Difficulty rating: Intermediate (Developers) / Hard (Community)
(based on the amount of time and effort that is required to properly learn to play her and use her Power effectively)


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As soon as Anna was able to walk, her mother started teaching her how to survive a harsh, solitary life in the northern woods. Living in such an extremely remote and dangerous area required skill and resilience. When sunlight became too dim for productive activities, they would take refuge in their house, a sturdy old cabin constructed to resist the toughest winters. Close to the hearth’s warmth, Anna would rest in her mother's arms, surrounded by the few wooden toys and masks she had crafted for her. Drifting off to sleep with stories and lullabies, she dreamt happy dreams, ignorant of the events that would soon change everything.

Anna and her mother were stalking a great elk through the woods. They knew it was dangerous prey, but it had been a particularly difficult winter and they were almost out of food. The spectre of starvation frightened them more than any forest creature. Without warning, the elk reared, bellowed and charged at Anna. She was paralysed with fear as the whole world seemed to shake under the immense beast’s pounding hooves. The elk was close enough for Anna to see the murderous fury in its eyes when her mother threw herself in its path, axe in hand. A blood-curdling scream escaped from her lips as the elk impaled her upon its antlers and hoisted her into the air. With all her strength, she brought her axe down on its head again and again while it tried to shake her loose. With a sickening crack, the antlers snapped and Anna’s mother was free. The beast collapsed.

Anna was too small to move her mother’s broken body, so she sat with her in the clearing where she had fallen. To distract her from the dying elk’s cries, Anna’s mother held her and hummed her favourite lullaby. They stayed like that, the huntress and the elk getting quieter and colder, until Anna was alone in the silent forest. Eventually she stood up and started the long walk back home.

Still a child, she knew just enough about life in the frozen forest to survive. She followed her instincts and became one with the wild. She got older and stronger and practised her hunt. As she grew into a dangerous predator, her humanity became a half-remembered dream.

She widened her territory and lived off her hunts. She worked her way up through squirrels and hares and mink and foxes. Eventually she grew tired of them and hunted more dangerous animals like wolves and bears. When unsuspecting travellers came through her woods, she discovered her new favourite prey: humans. Unlucky souls who strayed into her territory were slaughtered like any other animal. She liked to collect their tools and colourful garments and especially toys when there were little ones. But she could never bring herself to kill the little girls.

Girls she would take back to her house, deep in the woods. They were precious, and looking at them woke up something deep in her heart. She craved the closeness of a loved one, a child of her own. Among the pillaged wooden toys, dolls and story books she couldn't read, the girls would be tied by the neck with a rough and chafing rope fastened firmly to the wall. She couldn't let them wander off, or they would surely die outside.

Every time, the girls would waste away and die of cold or starvation or sickness. Every time, it plunged Anna deeper into pain and sorrow and madness. She was compelled to try again, and started raiding the nearest villages to slaughter families and kidnap their daughters. She wore one of the animal masks her mother crafted for her so many years earlier to try to calm the frightened children. Villagers spread the legend of a half-beast lurking in Red Forest: The Huntress, who killed men and ate little girls.

War eventually came to the forest. German soldiers began to pass through, on the march to attack the collapsing Russian Empire. During these dark times, there were no more travellers. The villagers had abandoned their homes, and no more little ones to be found; only soldiers. Many of them were found with violent axe wounds. Whole groups disappeared mysteriously. Once the war was over, the rumours of The Huntress disappeared with it, engulfed by the Red Forest.

The Huntress' Perks

These are Perks which start off only appearing in The Huntress' Bloodweb IconHelp bloodweb.png. After achieving Level 30, Teachable versions of these Perks can be found:

  • Beast of Prey - Level 30
  • Territorial Imperative - Level 35
  • Hex: Huntress Lullaby - Level 40

Once obtained, other Killers will be able to find The Huntress' Perks in their respective Bloodwebs from that point onwards.

Icon Name Description
Beast of Prey

Your lust for a kill is so intense that your connection with the Entity IconHelp entity.png is momentarily lost, making you totally unpredictable.

The Red Stain disappears after gaining Bloodlust Tier I and stays hidden until you lose Bloodlust IconHelp bloodlust.png.

Gain 30/40/50 % more Bloodpoints IconHelp bloodpoints.png for actions in the Hunter Category.

"Where did she go?"

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

Territorial Imperative

Unlocks potential in one's Aura-reading ability.

Survivors' Auras IconHelp auras.png are revealed to you for 3 seconds when they enter the Basement IconHelp basement.png and you are more than 32 metres away from the Basement entrance.

Territorial Imperative can only be triggered once every 60/45/30 seconds.

"We're not safe anywhere..."

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

Hex: Huntress Lullaby

A Hex rooting its power in despair. Your hunt is an irresistible song of dread which muddles your prey's attention.

Survivors receive a 2/4/6 % regression penalty when missing any Skill Check IconHelp skillChecks.png.

Each time a Survivor is hooked, Huntress Lullaby grows in power:

  • 1 to 4 Tokens: Time between the Skill Check warning sound and the Skill Check becomes shorter.
  • 5 Tokens: No Skill Check warning.

The Hex effects persist as long as the related Hex Totem IconHelpLoading totem.png is standing.

"That song, it drives me crazy!"

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


Weapon: Broad Axe

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The Broad Axe is a Primary weapon for the Huntress. A traditional Axe with a large and heavy head, suitable for squaring logs and planks.

Power: Hunting Hatchets

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A skill taught by her mother and mastered in the wild. The Huntress can throw Hatchets with deadly precision.

  • Start the Trial with 5 Hatchets.
  • Charge throw for maximum throwing speed.
  • Can cancel Hatchet throw.
  • Hatchets are consumed on use.
  • Refill Hatchets at Lockers IconHelp lockers.png.
  • The Huntress hums from 45-20 metres, her Terror Radius starts at 20 metres.
  • Slightly decreased movement speed.

Add-ons for Hunting Hatchets

Icon Name Rarity Description
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Coarse Stone
This stone is too coarse to do any good. A blade damaged by it inflicts awful open wounds.
  • Hit target suffers from the Haemorrhage IconStatusEffects bleeding.png Status Effect for 30 seconds.
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Berus Toxin
A toxin applied to the Hatchets' blades. The Berus snake toxin causes tiredness in such a small amount.
  • Hit target suffers from the Exhaustion IconStatusEffects exhausted.png Status Effect for 30 seconds.
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Bandaged Haft
First-aid bandages securely rolled and attached to the Hatchets' hafts.
  • Slightly decreases cool-down time between Hatchet throws.
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Amanita Toxin
A toxin applied to the Hatchet's blades. The Amanita mushrooms' toxin numbs the mind.
  • Hit target suffers from the Blindness IconStatusEffects vision.png Status Effect for 30 seconds.
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Yew Seed Brew
A toxic brew applied to the Hatchets' blades. The thick brew is mainly composed of yew seeds which give it paralytic capabilities.
  • Hit target suffers from the Hindered IconStatusEffects hindered.png Status Effect for 15 seconds.
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Shiny Pin
A copper pin defaced beyond recognition yet polished to a high sheen. Pillaged from a particularly difficult prey.
  • Slightly increases your movement speed while winding up your throw action.
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Oak Haft
A polished haft which allows for a quick and sly manipulation of the deadly tool.
  • Moderately decreases cool-down time between Hatchet throws.
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Manna Grass Braid
A circular decorative braid made from manna grass. This memory of a list little one fills The Huntress with rage and focus.
  • Moderately decreases Hatchet wind-up time.
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Leather Loop
This leather strip tied into a loop can be attached to a belt to allow easy transportation of tools.
  • Start with 1 extra Hatchet.
  • Increases maximum carried Hatchet amount by 1.
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Fine Stone
This puck shaped honing tool can be used to sharpen the Hatchets' blades and inflicts clean wounds.
  • Hit target suffers from the Haemorrhage IconStatusEffects bleeding.png Status Effect for 60 seconds.
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Deerskin Gloves
Cured leather gloves that protect the hands and give a sure grip.
  • Moderately decreases Hatchets reload time at a Locker.
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Yew Seed Concoction
A toxic concoction applied to the Hatchets' blades. The muddy concoction is mainly composed of yew seeds which give it paralytic capabilities.
  • Hit target suffers from the Hindered IconStatusEffects hindered.png Status Effect for 30 seconds.
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Venomous Concoction
A toxic concoction applied to the Hatchets' blades. The murky concoction is mainly composed of Berus snake venom which gives it fatiguing capabilities.
  • Hit target suffers from the Exhaustion Status Effect for 90 seconds.
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Rusty Head
These Hatchets' heads are covered with crusty and volatile rust spots that make injuries particularly difficult to heal from.
  • Hit target suffers considerably from the Mangled IconStatusEffects mangled.png Status Effect for 120 seconds.
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Pungent Phial
The clear liquid has a very particular stench that can be recognised and tracked by some animals.
  • Lockers' Auras are shown to you when within 36 metres of range.
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Flower Babushka
A clean and colourful handkerchief adorned with a flower pattern. This memory of a lost little one fills The Huntress with rage and focus.
  • Considerably decreases Hatchets wind-up time.
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Infantry Belt
Very Rare
A sturdy utility belt pillaged from a soldier. Its multiple leather loops and holsters are useful to transport tools.
  • Start with 2 extra Hatchets.
  • Increases maximum carried Hatchet amount by 2.
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Glowing Concoction
Very Rare
An otherworldly concoction that faintly glows a foreboding light.
  • Hit victims' Auras are shown to you for 5 seconds.
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Begrimed Head
Very Rare
These Hatchets' heads are stained with a foul substance that afflicts anyone who it touches with debilities.
  • Hit target suffers considerably from the Mangled IconStatusEffects mangled.png Status Effect for 120 seconds.
  • Moderately decreases the repair speed of Survivors injured by the Hatchet.
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Iridescent Head
Ultra Rare
A glass-like Hatchet head moulded from The Fog itself. The blade is warm and reverberating with The Entity's power.
  • Inflicts Dying IconHelp dying.png upon the victim.
  • Reduces maximum carried Hatchet amount by 4.

"The iridescent glass cuts through flesh and soul."


Main article: Achievements

There are currently 3 Achievements related to The Huntress.

Icon Name Description
Ach adeptHuntress.jpg
Adept Huntress Achieve a Merciless Victory with The Huntress IconHelpLoading huntress.png using only her Unique Perks: Beast of Prey IconPerks beastOfPrey.png, Territorial Imperative IconPerks territorialImperative.png & Hex: Huntress Lullaby IconPerks hexHuntressLullaby.png.
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Skilled Huntress With The Huntress IconHelpLoading huntress.png, successfully down Survivors IconHelpLoading survivor.png with Hunting Hatchets from further than 24 metres away a total of 20 / 100 times.
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Swirling Death With The Huntress IconHelpLoading huntress.png throw a total of 1,000 Hunting Hatchets IconPowers huntingHatchets.png.


Players may customise their Character by choosing one outfit style from each category. Blood-stained attire is obtained after The Huntress reaches Level 50 and prestiges.

Some Items of clothing can only be worn if the appropriate DLC is owned.

The Huntress attire includes:

Head Body Weapon


  • Prestige I - Bloody Broad Axe (Weapon)
  • Prestige II - Bloody Pillager's Sarafan (Body)
  • Prestige III - Bloody Hare (Head)


Main article: Downloadable Content

The Huntress is currently part of 2 DLC package:

Available DLC


  • Try winding up a Hatchet shortly before you think a Survivor might attempt to drop a Pallet or vault a Window. Such hits are often easy to land due to the Survivor's animation lock.
  • Try to go for a one-two punch: injure the Survivor with a Hatchet at close range and then go for a Lunge attack. This form of attack is faster than two regular hits.


  • The Huntress was called Bear at some point during development, hence the BE tag in her file names.
  • The Huntress originates from the time of around World War I, which made her the oldest Killer in the Game regarding the time period she was taken from until the release of CHAPTER XI's The Plague IconHelpLoading plague.png.
  • The Huntress was the first Killer to have a ranged attack and remains the only one with a continuous access to it.
    • The Clown IconHelpLoading clown.png and The Plague IconHelpLoading plague.png have situational ranged attacks.
  • The Huntress is the third female Killer.
    • Like most other female Killers, she also has a decreased movement speed.
  • The Lullaby sung by The Huntress is a Russian lullaby called "баюшки баю" (Bayushki Bayu).
  • The Huntress was the first playable Character with an unknown surname.
  • The Huntress is the third Killer to wear face masks.
  • The Huntress is the only Killer that involves the Lockers IconHelp lockers.png because of her Power.
  • The Huntress is voiced by Emily who also sung the Lullaby.
  • The Huntress is currently the only Killer to swing her primary Weapon with both hands.
  • Insidious IconPerks insidious.png and Monitor & Abuse IconPerks monitorAndAbuse.png do not affect her humming as it is independent from the Terror Radius and unaffected by any Perks that change that.
  • The Huntress' Hare mask might be inspired from similar masks worn by the Spider Splicers in Games of the BioShock franchise.
  • The Huntress is heard grunting when she attacks or throws her Hatchet.
  • The Huntress is ambidextrous.
  • The Huntress wears a silver ring on the middle finger of her left hand, similar to Ace Visconti.
    • She likely does this due to her affinity for collecting shiny things.
  • The Huntress is one of the most human-looking Killers in the game, as she has very few unnatural alterations done to her by The Entity, however, she does have pitch-black, animal-like eyes.


For more go to the Huntress' Gallery

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AV charSelect portrait.png Ace Visconti BO charSelect portrait.png Bill Overbeck FM charSelect portrait.png Feng Min DK charSelect portrait.png David King ES charSelect portrait.png Quentin Smith FS charSelect portrait.png David Tapp
GS charSelect portrait.png Kate Denson HS charSelect portrait.png Adam Francis KS charSelect portrait.png Jeff Johansen MS charSelect portrait.png Jane Romero AW charSelect portrait.png Ash Williams
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DO charSelect portrait.png Herman Carter - Doctor BE charSelect portrait.png Anna - Huntress CA charSelect portrait.png Bubba Sawyer - Cannibal EK charSelect portrait.png Freddy Krueger - Nightmare FK charSelect portrait.png Amanda Young - Pig GK charSelect portrait.png Jeffrey Hawk - Clown
HK charSelect portrait.png Rin Yamaoka - Spirit KK charSelect portrait.png Frank, Julie, Susie, Joey - Legion MK charSelect portrait.png Adiris - Plague OK charSelect portrait.png Danny Johnson - Ghost Face
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