David Tapp

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I am not a stranger to law enforcement professionals. I have learned to…spot them. To recognize their posture and sway. Now, one seems to inhabit this, my new home. He looks worn down, but just like me, he refuses to simply lay down and await the coming pain and death. The struggle is the only thing that keeps him sane – something to focus on. Just as you can recognize the hardship of a law enforcer, many times you can also spot a man that has experienced what others never come near. Beatings and violence, determination. Maybe this new man seeks justice? Maybe he still carries a badge? Whatever might he be looking for here, at this place that lacks justice or an end?

~ Unknown (Potentially Benedict Baker)
David Tapp
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Gender
Male
Role
Obsessed Detective
Ethnicity
African American
DLC
The SAW™ Chapter
Voice Actor
Dave Blake
Interal reference
Camper Male 07

David Tapp is one of 15 Survivors IconHelpLoading survivor.png currently featured in Dead by Daylight IconHelp DBDlogo.png.

He was introduced as the Survivor of CHAPTER VII: The SAW™ Chapter, a Chapter DLC released on 23 January 2018.

He originates from the 2004 Horror Movie franchise of the same name, SAW.


Overview

David Tapp is an obsessed Detective, able to locate and complete Objectives faster.

His personal Perks, Tenacity IconPerks tenacity.png, Detective's Hunch IconPerks detectivesHunch.png & Stake Out IconPerks stakeOut.png, make him objective-focused and able to rapidly recover.

His Perks are all about determination and not giving up. You are dead set on reaching your goal and survive no matter what. 

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


Background

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Detective David Tapp was one of the good guys. His determination to see Killers brought to justice and their victims avenged had led him through a long and respected career.

When he first saw the details of the Jigsaw case, it seemed like many others. More grisly and macabre, sure, but just another lunatic with a penchant for the over-dramatic, who would soon be behind bars.

A stroke of insight brought Tapp, and his partner Detective Stephen Sing, to an abandoned mannequin factory, where they discovered Jigsaw’s lair. They apprehended the man but he managed to escape before being unmasked, slashing Tapp's throat as he did so. Leaving his partner, Sing went in pursuit but fell victim to a booby trap. Tapp had failed to go by the book on this one occasion, entering the lair without a warrant, and it had resulted in a Detective's death. He was discharged from the force and left with a ruined throat and crippling guilt.

He channelled that guilt into an obsession: he would find the killer, stop the murders, vindicate himself, and avenge his friend and colleague. Following the evidence trail brought him to Dr Lawrence Gordon and he staked out the doctor’s apartment, sure that he would find some evidence of guilt.

Then he saw a stranger at Gordon's window and heard gunshots. Tapp confronted him and the man fled, with the pursuit leading to an industrial building.

Tapp's age caught up with him, a fight that he would easily have won in his younger days ended with Tapp taking a bullet to the chest. Slumping to the floor, he saw only failure. He had failed his partner and the other victims. Whoever the killer was, Tapp had been unable to stop him. More would die and it would be his fault.

He let the rage and guilt consume him and closed his eyes for the final time. Beneath him, the concrete floor softened. He dug his fingers into the ground, feeling dirt and leaves. Where his chest had been wet with blood, the shirt was now dry and the pain had gone. His eyes opened onto a darkened sky and the jagged, searching fingers of branches.

Screams echoed through the forest and a new determination filled him. His mind was clear for the first time in months. Victims needed to be avenged, killers thwarted. He didn’t know what this place was, but he was still a cop, and he always would be. He had a job to do.


David's Perks

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

  • Tenacity - Level 30
  • Detective's Hunch - Level 35
  • Stake Out - Level 40

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

Icon Name Description
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Tenacity

There is nothing stopping you.

Your ferocious tenacity in dire situations allows you to crawl 30/40/50 % faster and recover at the same time.

"What the hell is this? I'm taking this bastard down!" — Detective David Tapp

Unique to David Tapp until Level 30, at which point its Teachable version can then be learned and taught to the other Survivors.

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Detective's Hunch

Unlocks potential in one's Aura-reading ability.

When completing a Generator, the Auras IconHelp auras.png of Generators IconHelpLoading generators.png, Chests IconHelp chests.png and Totems IconHelpLoading totem.png within 32/48/64 metres are revealed to you for 5 seconds.

If you are holding a Map IconItems map.png that can track Objectives, Generators revealed by Detective's Hunch are added to the Map.

"Are you able to tell us where you were last night?" — Detective David Tapp

Unique to David Tapp until Level 35, at which point its Teachable version can then be learned and taught to the other Survivors.

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Stake Out

Getting close to the Killer IconHelpLoading killer.png fills you with determination.

For each 15 seconds you are standing within the Killer's Terror Radius and are not in a Chase, you gain a Token up to a maximum of 2/3/4 Tokens.

When Stake Out has at least 1 Token, Good Skill Checks IconHelp skillChecks.png are considered Great Skill Checks and consume 1 Token.

"I had you, I had you on your knees. You're runnin' scared because we had you. We're gonna close this case!" — Detective David Tapp

Unique to David Tapp until Level 40, at which point its Teachable version can then be learned and taught to the other Survivors.


Achievements

Main article: Achievements

There is currently 1 Achievement which is related to David.

Icon Name Description
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Adept Tapp Escape with David Tapp using only his Unique Perks: Tenacity IconPerks tenacity.png, Detective's Hunch IconPerks detectivesHunch.png & Stake Out IconPerks stakeOut.png.


Customisation

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

David's attire includes:

Head Torso Legs

Prestige

  • Prestige I - Bloody Ballistic Vest (Torso)
  • Prestige II - Bloody Tactical Trousers (Legs)
  • Prestige III - Bloody Detective Tapp (Head)


DLC

Main article: Downloadable Content

David is currently part of 1 DLC package:

Available DLC


Trivia

For additional and more detailed information about the Character of David Tapp from the SAW™ franchise, please refer to the SAW™ Wiki Article.


Gallery

For more go to David Tapp's Gallery


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
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 Junior 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
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Evelyn Thompson Max Thompson Sr.
Affiliated to Sally Smithson - The Nurse
Andrew Smithson The "Anxious Girl" The "Bad Man" The "Catatonic Boy" Father Campbell Harvey Kavanagh
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Otto Stamper
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Anna's Mother
Affiliated to Junior Sawyer - The Cannibal
Drayton Sawyer Franklin Hardesty Nubbins Sawyer Sally Hardesty
Affiliated to Freddy Krueger - The Nightmare
Nancy Holbrook
Affiliated to Amanda Young - The Pig
Cecil Adams Gideon John Kramer Jill Tuck John Kramer
Affiliated to Jeffrey Hawk - The Clown
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