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Perk descriptions may vary from in-game descriptions for reasons explained here.
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Coulrophobia is a teachable Unique Clown IconHelpLoading clown.png Perk IconHelp perks.png. It can be unlocked for all other Characters from Level 35 onwards:

Icon Tier I Tier II Tier III Description
30 % 40 % 50 % Your presence alone instils great fear.

Survivors within your Terror Radius have a 30/40/50 % penalty to the Healing progression speed.

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Icon Teachable Description
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30 %
40 %
50 %
Unlocking this Perk makes it available in the Bloodweb of all Killers

Your presence alone instils great fear.

Survivors within your Terror Radius have a percentage penalty to the Healing progression speed.

May be unlocked in the Shrine of Secrets or in The Clown's Bloodweb at Level 35.

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Change Log

Patch 3.4.0

  • No longer shows the debuff icon in the Survivors' HUD until the debuff is active.
    • This change prevents Coulrophobia from acting as a visual warning whenever a Survivor enters the Terror Radius.


  • "Coulrophobia" literally means "Fear of Clowns".
    • It is a compound word consisting of "kōlobathristēs" the Greek word for stilt-walker and "-phobia" the Greek suffix used to form nouns describing a fear of a specific thing.
  • Back when Snapping Out of It was still considered a Healing Action, Coulrophobia did not affect it, a decision that was made on purpose as the Developers deemed an interaction between the two too strong.