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In Dead by Daylight IconHelp DBDlogo.png, there are two distinct roles to play and multiple Characters in each role to choose from.


Each Killer IconHelpLoading killer.png has their own strengths, weaknesses and unique power, whereas Survivors IconHelpLoading survivor.png initially vary only in their appearance. However, every Killer and Survivor has 3 unique Perks IconHelp perks.png to unlock in their Bloodweb IconHelp bloodweb.png which can eventually be taught to other Characters, these unlock at (Levels 30, 35 & 40).

Every Character comes with its own play style, progression path, Load-out IconHelp loadout.png and customisation options which fit your tastes. Feel free to experiment!

Playable Characters


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Main article: Survivors


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Main article: Killers
Evan MacMillan - Trapper
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Philip Ojomo - Wraith
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Max Thompson Jr. - Hillbilly
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Herman Carter - Doctor
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Anna - Huntress
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Bubba Sawyer - Cannibal
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Freddy Krueger - Nightmare
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Jeffrey Hawk - Clown
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Rin Yamaoka - Spirit
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F. J. S. J. - Legion
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Adiris - Plague
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Danny Johnson - Ghost Face
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Demogorgon - Demogorgon
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Unseen Characters

The following Characters are mentioned in the Lore, but were never seen in-game. The list also shows the Character they are affiliated with:

Affiliated to Evan MacMillan - The Trapper

Affiliated to Philip Ojomo - The Wraith

Affiliated to Max Thompson Jr. - The Hillbilly

Affiliated to Sally Smithson - The Nurse

Affiliated to Michael Myers - The Shape

Affiliated to Herman Carter - The Doctor

  • Otto Stamper - Herman's mentor at the Léry's Memorial Institute

Affiliated to Anna - The Huntress

Affiliated to Bubba Sawyer - The Cannibal

Affiliated to Quentin Smith

  • Nancy Holbrook - Freddy's antagonist and obsession, and Quentin's love interest

Affiliated to Amanda Young - The Pig

Affiliated to Jeffrey Hawk - The Clown

Affiliated to Rin Yamaoka - The Spirit

Affiliated to F. J. S. J. - The Legion

Affiliated to Jane Romero

Affiliated to Ash Williams

General Lore

Characters in Yellow are Moderators on the Steam Forums or Staff at Behaviour.

Unused Characters



  • Dwight Fairfield: Alpha version (original promotional material)
  • Meg Thomas: Alpha version (original promotional material
  • Claudette Morel: Alpha version (original Trailer)
  • Jake Park: Alpha version (original Trailer)


  • Patch 1.5.0 added a new feature called Character Info, which can be brought up with F1 (PC), giving an overview of a Character, including their Lore and unlocked Teachable Perks.
  • Every playable Character has their own unique Bloodweb IconHelp bloodweb.png.
  • As each Character's load-out is saved separately, Items IconHelp items.png cannot be transferred to other characters (with an exception to Teachable Perks).
    • However, Items and Add-ons IconHelp addons.png can be transferred between players in-game by having another player picking up an Item that another player has dropped.

THE SURVIVORS IconHelpLoading survivor.png
DF charSelect portrait.png Dwight Fairfield MT charSelect portrait.png Meg Thomas CM charSelect portrait.png Claudette Morel JP charSelect portrait.png Jake Park NK charSelect portrait.png Nea Karlsson
LS charSelect portrait.png Laurie Strode 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 QF charSelect portrait.png Nancy Wheeler QM charSelect portrait.png Steve Harrington
THE KILLERS IconHelpLoading killer.png
TR charSelect portrait.png Evan MacMillan - Trapper WR charSelect portrait.png Philip Ojomo - Wraith HB charSelect portrait.png Max Thompson Jr. - Hillbilly NR charSelect portrait.png Sally Smithson - Nurse SH charSelect portrait.png Michael Myers - Shape
HA charSelect portrait.png Lisa Sherwood - Hag 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 QK charSelect portrait.png The Demogorgon
Alex Benedict Baker The Entity Vigo and many more...
The Smasher The Teacher