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Ash Williams
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Alone Wolf
Ash vs Evil Dead
Voice Actor
Bruce Campbell

Ash Williams is one of 24 Survivors IconHelpLoading survivor.png currently featured in Dead by Daylight IconHelp DBDlogo.png.

He was introduced with PARAGRAPH III: Ash vs Evil Dead, a Paragraph DLC released on 2 April 2019.

He originates from the 2015 comedy horror TV series, Ash vs Evil Dead.



Ash Williams is an alone wolf, cocky and headstrong; a man built for survival.

His personal Perks, Flip-Flop  , Buckle Up  , and Mettle of Man  , give him additional resilience to pain and hardship, as well as the ability to help his friends out of sticky situations.

Difficulty rating: Easy
(based on only using his Unique Perks)


During a weekend at a cabin with friends, Ash Williams uncovered the Necronomicon Ex-Mortis (The Book of the Dead) and awoke something dark in the woods. Evil possessed his friends, whom he was forced to kill, and his right hand, which he sawed off. For the next thirty years, Ash ran from his past, working at a Value Stop department store and seducing women in dive bars. But he screwed up one night while being high, when he read from the Necronomicon to impress a woman. Evil found him once more, wrecking the life of those around him. But his co-workers, Pablo who was raised by a shaman and Kelly who was orphaned by the Deadites, helped him put up a fight. While battling Evil, Ash was reunited with his long-lost daughter Brandy, who encouraged him to embrace his role as saviour of humanity. After a terrible fight with a fully formed demon, Ash, drawing his last breath, was taken by the Knights of Sumeria and transported into the future. Ash wakened to a voice, his head throbbing. Since defeating a gang of Deadites a weak ago, he had been in a perpetual state of hangover. He heard the voice once more; a woman singing, sensual and inviting.

Stepping into the corridor in his boxers, he strode towards the voice, which lead to the public locker room. As Ash pushed open the door, the singing stopped. There was a rustling of curtains. He called out, entering the change room. His voice reverberated on the mouldy tile walls. He pressed on, reaching a shower that was still dripping wet. Cold, humid fingers ran down his bare back. He turned around.

A woman stood naked, her skin glistening in the morning light that streamed in from high windows. Ash recognised her instantly: Linda Emery, one of his former high school flings. They had gotten back together years later, while saving their home town from Evil. He had ended their relationship soon afterwards, preferring to indulge freely in his new-found popularity.

Linda winked at Ash, who closed the distance between them. He caressed her cheek wistfully: What was she doing here? Did she know anything about the whereabouts of her daughter? And Pablo and Kelly?

A sharp blade dug into his hand, making him jump back. Linda slid a finger across the edge of her blade, collecting Ash's blood on her fingertip. She smiled, and her skin shrivelled, her hair faded, her shoulders stopped, and her curves sagged, ageing decades older in a matter of seconds. She attacked Ash, who poorly managed to block, being half-naked.

Every blow she delivered earned him a new wound. She slashed his bad knee and he fell to the floor. As she jumped on top of him, Ash shrieked in disgust, knocking the knife out of her grasp. Her varicose hands wrapped around his neck, strangling him. Gasping, he outstretched his arm, hand landing on a soap dispenser. He spurted out some liquid on his fingers and poked her in the eyes. The elderly woman winced, weakening her hold, and Ash elbowed her in the face, knocking her back. He rolled over and grabbed the knife on the floor. Just as he was about to plant it in her chest, he stopped. There was something else he wanted more.

He pressed the blade against her throat. Let's make a deal, demon. In exchange for not killing you, you portal me back to my friends. The demon agreed.

She began reciting the incantation, instructing Ash to repeat after her, which he failed to manage. When nothing happened, Ash threatened the demon, who argued back, blaming his poor pronunciation. Their combined exchange of Sumerian words triggered a hiss from the shower behind them. The wet tiled floor darkened, and the pipes burst. A whirlpool of dirty water, shower curtains, and used toilet paper swallowed the demon, while Ash held onto a locker door, which slowly slipped from his fingers.


Ash landed flat on his chest in the Realm of The Entity, sputtering grass. He got up, brushing off the dry clothes he suddenly had on. Then he looked around and his grin fell. It was the kind of place that made two things obvious: one, there wasn't any bar for miles, and two, he was going to need his shotgun and chainsaw, both of which he lacked. As he started to walk towards a glinting light ahead, a scream rippled through the trees.


Ash's Perks

These are Perks which start off only appearing in Ash's Bloodweb  . After achieving Level 30, Teachable versions of these Perks can be found:

  • Flip-Flop - Level 30
  • Buckle Up - Level 35
  • Mettle of Man - Level 40

Once obtained, other Survivors will be able to find Ash's Perks in their respective Bloodwebs from that point onwards.


You have an uncanny ability to escape the inevitable.

While in the Dying State  , 50 % of your Recovery progression is converted into wiggle progression when you are picked up by the Killer, up to a maximum of 40/45/50 % total wiggle progression.

"Catch ya on the flip-flop." — Ash Williams

Buckle Up

Unlocks potential in one's Aura-reading ability.

The recovery progress of dying Survivors can be determined by the intensity of their Auras   at a distance of up to 48 metres.

When you heal a Survivor from the Dying State   to Injured  , both the healed Survivor and yourself see the Killer's Aura for a duration of 4/5/6 seconds.

"Ghost beaters never leave a man behind." — Ash Williams

Mettle of Man

Evil has a way of always finding you.

After you earn 3 Protection Hit Score Events, Mettle of Man activates.

Once activated, the next occasion that would put you into the Dying State   from the Injured State   is ignored.

The next time you heal back to full health, your Aura will be revealed to the Killer when you are farther than 12/14/16 metres from the Killer.

Mettle of Man will deactivate the next time you are put into the Dying State.

Increases the odds of being the Obsession.

The Killer can only be obsessed with one Survivor at a time.

"Evil has a bullseye on my back the size of Tiger Stadium." — Ash Williams


Main article: Achievements

There is currently 1 Achievement which is related to Ash.

Icon Name Description
Adept Ash Escape with Ash Williams using only his Unique Perks: Flip-Flop  , Buckle Up   & Mettle of Man  .


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

Ash's attire includes:


Icon Name Body Rarity Description
  Pablo's Handiwork   Common Not only was Pablo one of the best friends a guy could ever want, he also managed to whip up this mechanical hand. Not bad.
  The Classic   Common Tight enough to show off your physique at its best, but not so tight it reveals you're wearing a man girdle. Not that you are.
  Rugged Pants   Common These babies can shrug off a Deadite's bite and still look good on a bar stool during celebrity drinks. Lookin' good, lookin' sweet!


Icon Name Body Rarity Description Additional Notes
  Bloody Hand   Rare There's a lot of exposed electronics and mechanical linkages in the hand, which don't get on with gore: make sure to wash it off after a fight. Beer'll do. 3rd Prestige Reward
  Hand Wash Only   Rare This shirt has been covered in blood, brains, and other stuff we would rather not mention, but it keeps coming up fresh as new. 1st Prestige Reward
  Bloody Rugged Pants   Rare At least we hope it's just blood. Stamp on a Deadite's head and blood is the best thing that's going to squirt out. 2nd Prestige Reward


Icon Name Body Rarity Description DLC
  Pablo's Custom Job   Common Just as technologically advanced as the original, but with a groovy new look. Ash vs Evil Dead

 In-Game Store

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Icon Name Rarity Description Contents Collection Price
  Water Trash Very Rare It's time to go to the place the fishin's fine. A city so nice, they named it Jacksonville! Ashy Slashy

Hawaiian Shirt

Shorts and Sandals

Jacksonville, I Love You!
  Working for the Weekend Very Rare Some people live to work, others work to see something you have to endure before you get to hit the Woodsman and meet a new friend. Carved Wooden Hand

Value Stop Vest

Work Pants

Value Stop Stockboy
  Finale Very Rare Yeah, yeah, the world's been invaded by demonic freaks and you need me to save it.That's the soundtrack of my life, baby. Android Hand

The Wastelander

Savior's Slacks

End of Days
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Icon Name Rarity Description Outfit Collection Price
  Ashy Slashy Very Rare You're not yourself, but Ashy Slashy wants to help you get better. If you see any malice in his button eyes, well, that's just your imagination. Water Trash Jacksonville, I Love You!
  Carved Wooden Hand Very Rare This baby is made of rosewood and was hand-carved by Italian artisans. Never fails to impress. Working for the Weekend Value Stop Stockboy
  Android Hand Very Rare It feels like the real thing... Groovy! Finale End of Days
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Icon Name Rarity Description Outfit Collection Price
  Chainsaw Cheer Rare He'd put on this sweater and head to the nearest rundown bar to drown his sorrows. No Outfit Ugly Sweaters
  Hawaiian Shirt Very Rare When life's one endless party of beer, music and the public's adoration, you've got to dress the part. Water Trash Jacksonville, I Love You!
  Value Stop Vest Very Rare Look, it might say "Stockboy" on the tag, but seniority counts for a lot around here. Everyone knows who the big dog really is. Working for the Weekend Value Stop Stockboy
  The Wastelander Very Rare It's the calm before the deadites totally screw up your new jacket. Finale End of Days
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Icon Name Rarity Description Outfit Collection Price
  Shorts and Sandals Very Rare Not everyone can carry off this look, but then not everyone is Ash Williams - they only wish they were! Water Trash Jacksonville, I Love You!
  Work Pants Very Rare Standard issue, but they are marked with tiny handprints of a possessed doll. Long story. Working for the Weekend Value Stop Stockboy
  Savior's Slacks Very Rare Pants for the savior of mankind. What kind of futuristic material are these made of? Hm, says here... cotton. Finale End of Days


Main article: Downloadable Content

Ash is currently part of 1 DLC package:

Available DLC


Ash Williams' voice lines can be heard here
  • The full name of Ash Williams is "Ashley 'Ash' Joanna Williams".
  • Ash Williams is the ninth licensed Character to be introduced to Dead by Daylight  .
    • He is the fifth licensed Survivor to be introduced.
  • Ash Williams is the first Survivor to not have a separate slot for head cosmetics.
    • Instead, he has a unique slot for accessories on his right hand.
  • Ash Williams was the first licensed Character to receive several Cosmetic options in the Store.
  • Ash Williams was leaked early because of a mistake that allowed Console Players to see his Unique Perks in a Kill Your Friends Lobby.
  • Ash Williams is to date the only Survivor who speaks when selecting him as the active Survivor:
    • "Ahh, what now?!"
    • "Alright!"
    • "Groovy!"
    • "Huh... what is this place?"
    • "Kiss my grits!"
    • "Look who's shitting in the tall grass!"
    • "Mhmm, that's right, that's me, baby!"
    • "What now?!"
  • If the Player remains idling in the Play As Survivor screen with Ash selected, he will say either of the following phrases in a condescending tone:
    • "Are we gonna be here... all day?"
    • "Can we do something here?"
    • "C'mon, kid... push the button!"
  • There is also a phrase in a rather commanding, annoyed tone:
    • "What is this, the Staring Contest?! C'mon, let's go!"



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