Nea Karlsson

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Nea Karlsson
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Urban Artist
The Last Breath Chapter
Voice Actor
Morgane Ravasi
Interal reference
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At first sight I thought it was a cat that passed me by, just a few meters behind me. A shadow that moved without sound. But yelling is not wise in this place. I have spotted her more times, but just in the peripheral. I still don’t know her name, but she evades the monsters with a certain grace.
~ Unknown (Potentially Benedict Baker)

Nea Karlsson is one of 13 Survivors IconHelpLoading survivor.png currently featured in Dead by Daylight IconHelp DBDlogo.png.

She was introduced as the Survivor of CHAPTER I: The Last Breath Chapter, a Chapter DLC released on 18 August 2016.


Nea Karlsson is an Urban Artist, able to easily escape and hide.

Her personal Perks, Balanced Landing IconPerks balancedLanding.png, Urban Evasion IconPerks urbanEvasion.png & Streetwise IconPerks streetwise.png, make her well suited to completing Objectives and rapid evasion.

She is focused around movement - making her faster, more balanced, and better at evading the Killer.

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


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Nea is of Swedish descent, a tagger and a bit of a troublemaker. She started rebelling when she was 16, she dyed her hair black and cut it in a way she liked it. In her early teens, her parents thought she lacked that thing that makes everyone else "normal". She may have gone too far when her friends, not thinking well, dared her to tag the old asylum. She was never seen again, and now tries her best to survive the Entity's dangers.

Nea grew up in the small town of Hjo in Sweden. She had a happy childhood even though her mom and dad worked hard. As the opportunity to move to the US became a reality she started acting out. Her parents didn’t really pick up on this as a reaction to their move. Nea was forced to leave her friends and life behind. Nea shied away from what her parents considered “normal”. Instead she took refuge in skate parks, and her tag “Mashtyx” was seen more or less all over her new hometown, and Nea made a sport out of tagging government buildings. Finally Nea’s parents became used to Nea disappearing for a few days on end. As she’s nimble and almost catlike, she’s able to evade deadly dangers. Years on skateboards has proven worthy training. And keeping her head down, avoiding the fuzz can be applied to all dangers. The only question is whether she has some interest in not giving up.

Nea's Perks

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

  • Balanced Landing - Level 30
  • Urban Evasion - Level 35
  • Streetwise - Level 40

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

Icon Name Description
Balanced Landing

When Balanced Landing is active, stagger effects from long falls are reduced by 75 %.

Upon landing, start sprinting at 150 % of your normal running speed for a maximum of 3 seconds if not exhausted.

Causes Exhaustion IconStatusEffects exhausted.png for 60/50/40 seconds.

"I've jumped from higher places." — Nea Karlsson

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

Urban Evasion

Your Movement Speed while crouching is increased by 90/95/100 %.

"The paint is still fresh but I'm long gone." — Nea Karlsson

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


Long nights out taught you to do a lot with what you've got. Reduce consumption rate of Item IconHelp items.png charge by 10/12/15 % for you and allies within 8 metres of range.

"You're doing it wrong! Let me show you how it's done." — Nea Karlsson

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


Main article: Achievements

There is currently 1 Achievement which is related to Nea.

Icon Name Description
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Adept Nea Escape with Nea Karlsson using only her Unique Perks: Balanced Landing IconPerks balancedLanding.png, Urban Evasion IconPerks urbanEvasion.png & Streetwise IconPerks streetwise.png.


For additional customisation options, please refer to Nea's section on the Store Article.

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

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

Nea's attire includes:

Head Torso Legs


  • Prestige I - Bloody Street Tee (Torso)
  • Prestige II - Bloody Skinny Jeans (Legs)
  • Prestige III - Bloody Nea (Head)


Main article: Downloadable Content

Nea is currently part of 6 DLC packages:

Available DLC

Unavailable DLC

  • YouTubers/Streamers Exclusive (Diabetech Exclusive)
  • Red Shirt Pack (REQUIRES Left 4 Dead or Left 4 Dead 2)
  • Crew 2017 (Developer and Moderator exclusive)


  • Nea was the first survivor to be introduced as DLC.
  • Nea's perk Streetwise IconPerks streetwise.png, says the word "Mashtyx!" According to the game's lore, "Mashtyx" is Nea's tag on the streets, showing up quite often in her graffiti.
  • Nea's beanie makes her the third character to be introduced with headwear. The first being Meg Thomas and Claudette Morel.


For more go to Nea's Gallery

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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 QS charSelect portrait.png Quentin Smith FS charSelect portrait.png David Tapp
GS charSelect portrait.png Kate Denson
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 SD charSelect portrait.png Freddy Krueger - Nightmare FK charSelect portrait.png Amanda Young - Pig GK charSelect portrait.png Jeffrey Hawk - Clown
Unseen Characters
A. Azarov Aizeyu Alex Andrew Smithson Andy Anna's Mother
Archie MacMillan The "Bad Man" Benedict Baker The "Catatonic Boy" Cecil Adams Clyde
Donna Dr. Sam Loomis Drayton Sawyer Dylan The Entity Evelyn Thompson
Father Campbell Franklin Hardesty Gideon John Kramer Harvey Kavanagh Jill Tuck John Kramer
Judith M. Myers Kenneth's Parents Max Thompson Sr. Mary Jenner - The "Anxious Girl" Murf Nancy Holbrook
Nikki Nubbins Sawyer Nurse Moris Otto Stamper Patrick Spencer Philip Elliott
Sally Hardesty Sassy Sujan Vigo
Unused Characters
The Smasher The Teacher
Speculated Characters
The Scream / The Actor John Kramer - The Jigsaw Sidney Prescott
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