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A new varmint has entered the arena. I spotted her as she, somehow, moved through a wall. Clad in bandages that tell an untold tale of something horrid. This...nurse as it seems, brings me new angst during my lonely nights, as my mind runs amok.
~ Benedict Baker
The Nurse
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Name
Sally Smithson
Gender
Female
Nationality/
Ethnicity
Anglo-American
Realm
Crotus Prenn Asylum
Power
Spencer's Last Breath
Alternate Attack =
Basic Attack
Yes
Weapon
The Bonesaw
Speed
96.25 % | 3.85 m/s
Alternate Speed
333 % | 13.33 m/s (Blink)
Terror Radius
32 metres
Height
Average
DLC
The Last Breath Chapter
Voice Actor
Anais Renevey

Sally Smithson or "The Nurse" is one of 18 Killers IconHelpLoading killer.png currently featured in Dead by Daylight IconHelp DBDlogo.png.

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


Overview

The Nurse is a warping Killer, able to blink through obstacles and quickly close gaps with her Power.

Her personal Perks, Stridor IconPerks stridor.png, Thanatophobia IconPerks thanatophobia.png, and A Nurse's Calling IconPerks aNursesCalling.png, allow her to decrease Survivor abilities and track them when they are injured.

She is focused on spotting and tracking, making it harder for Survivors to hide.

Difficulty rating: Hard (Developers & Community)
(based on the amount of time and effort that is required to properly learn to play her and use her Power effectively)


Lore

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Sally Smithson came to town with dreams of children's feet and laughter in a wooden home built by her husband Andrew. But life came not with smiles but with plans of destruction. Andrew worked as a lumberjack - a job with its perils. One day, Andrew's foreman had to pay Sally a visit, forever changing her life. She was alone.

Without food on the table and no other option, Sally had to find a way, but the only employment she could get was at the Crotus Prenn Asylum. Nobody sought employment there unless they were in dire need. Just like Sally. Without any education, she started at the bottom, doing the hard night shift.

Over the years, her mind had reached its limits, two decades of seeing horrid things that violate the eyes. Memories that are re-played every night. Being abused verbally and physically, by people without limits. Sally saw insanity from the outside, just to catch it herself.

Finally she could not take it any more and concepts of purification emerged inside her. She did what she felt was necessary. As the morning staff arrived one day in September - they found over fifty dead patients, lifeless, in their bed along four staff members, also dead.

Only Sally had survived the night, but her mind was gone, rocking back and forth non-stop. Exactly what happened is only known by her, but it seems that some of them had been choked as they had marks around their necks. They got her into an ambulance, but that ambulance never reached the hospital. It was found crashed in a nearby wood, all the staff dead and Sally nowhere to be found.


The Nurse's Perks

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

  • Stridor - Level 30
  • Thanatophobia - Level 35
  • A Nurse's Calling - Level 40

Once obtained, other Killers will be able to find The Nurse's Perks in their respective Bloodwebs from that point onwards

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Stridor

You are acutely sensitive to the breathing of your prey.

Breathing of Survivors in pain is 25/50/50 % louder and regular breathing is 0/0/25 % louder.

"If you don't stop and catch your breath... she will."

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Thanatophobia

Their courage fades in the face of their undeniable mortality.

For each Injured IconHelp injured.png, Dying IconHelp dying.png or hooked Survivor, all Survivors receive a penalty of 3/3.5/4 % to their Repair, Healing and Sabotage speed, stack-able up to a maximum of 12/14/16 %.

"She plays with us and revels in our pain."

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A Nurse's Calling

Unlocks potential in one's Aura-reading ability.

The Auras IconHelp auras.png of Survivors who are healing or being healed are revealed to you when they are within 20/24/28 metres of range.

"Still attached to the fragments of her past life, she is drawn to those in need of help."


Load-out

Weapon: The Bonesaw

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The Bonesaw is the primary weapon of the Nurse. Rusty metal implement for tearing through flesh and bone.

  • When she attacks, she swings her whole body into the swing.
  • When hitting a survivor, she wipes the blood off with her fingers.
  • The Bonesaw has a shorter lunge-attack range, but a larger range itself. This means that the Nurse has a bigger chance of hitting them by clicking than the other killers, but less of a chance when holding the attack button down.

Power: Spencer's Last Breath

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A powerful and violent last breath snatched from Crotus Prenn Asylum Warden Patrick Spencer.

Spencer's Last Breath is The Nurse's main Power: channelling its energy allows The Nurse to pierce and jump through the Spirit World in a Blink multiple times in a row. Doing so leaves her in a state of fatigue as blinking is quite painful to her, hence why she shrieks after each Blink.

  • Blink up to 20 metres on charge activation.
    • Chain Blinks have only half the maximum Blink distance (up to 12 metres)
  • Can blink twice before becoming fatigued.
  • Can perform a Lethal Blink Attack after blinking.

Power Trivia

Holding alternate attack (default: M2) will charge up a Blink. The longer a Blink is charged, the farther she can blink. The maximum range is reached when The Nurse clenches her fist and exhales. The number of glowing orbs floating in her hand indicate the remaining amount of Blinks. The actual blinking distance depends on where The Nurse's gaze falls. Looking at the horizon or slightly above will allow her to blink the maximum distance, which depends on how long she charged the Blink for. Looking below the horizon will shorten the distance independently of the charge. Looking at The Nurse's feet will let her blink in place. If the Nurse blinks inside a multi-story building, she can change the floor by looking up or down during the Blink.

After blinking, there is a short window of opportunity, called the "Chain Blink Window", during which The Nurse can choose to charge a Chain Blink (if she has any Blinks remaining that is) or to initiate a Lunge attack. The imminent closure of the Chain Blink Window is indicated by a smoke effect surrounding her vision, after which she will go into the fatigue cool-down. Charging the Chain Blink beyond the window closure will cancel the Blink and instead trigger the fatigue cool-down. This can be used to forgo a Chain Blink if one decides against it mid-charge.

By default, The Nurse has 1 Chain Blink. The fatigue will stun The Nurse and prevent her from interacting until she leaves the fatigue. The stun duration scales with the number of Blinks used. Also, the stun will be longer if she misses or successfully lands the post-blink attack.

Akin to The Wraith, The Nurse is vulnerable to Flashlights IconItems flashlight.png triggering the Lightburn mechanic, thanks to her ability to interact with the Spirit World.

Blinks Fatigue Duration
1 Blink 2 seconds
2 Blinks 2.5 seconds
3 Blinks 3 seconds
The Fatigue Duration increases by 0.5 seconds per Chain Blink.

Add-ons for Spencer's Last Breath

Icon Name Rarity Description
FulliconAddon woodenHorse.png
Wooden Horse
Common
An unpainted toy carved out of cheap wood to resemble a horse. Once the symbol of a deep connection between a catatonic patient and his nurse.
  • Moderately reduces the extra post-Blink Fatigue duration applied by missed Blink Attacks.
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White Nit Comb
Common
A parasitic nit comb taken from the clinic. Once the symbol of a deep connection between an anxious patient and her nurse.
  • Increases Bloodpoints for Blink Attack Score Events by 100 %.
  • Moderately reduces the post-Blink Lunge range.
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Plaid Flannel
Common
A torn piece of red and black plaid flannel. The scrap of fabric imbues The Nurse with devastating focus.
  • Allows The Nurse to see Blink Target Locations.
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Metal Spoon
Common
A dull, partially rusted and stained metallic spoon. Confiscated from Room 202's patient, the "Bad Man".
  • Hitting a Survivor with a successful post-Blink Attack causes their sounds of pain to be moderately louder.
  • This effects lasts for 60 seconds.
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Pocket Watch
Uncommon
A charred and broken pocket watch with rattling pieces. Taken from Nurse Moris' body.
  • Moderately increases the length of the Chain Blink Window.
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Dull Bracelet
Uncommon
A worthless piece of jewellery that might have an important significance to someone. Taken from the "Anxious Girl's" body.
  • Increases Bloodpoints for Precise Blink Score Events by 100 %.
  • Moderately reduces the maximum Blink range.
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Dark Cincture
Uncommon
A black rope used as a belt in times of mourning. Taken from Father Campbell's body.
  • Moderately reduces the Blink Recharge time.
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Catatonic Boy's Treasure
Uncommon
A pine-cone which unexpectedly calmed a patient's repetitive movement. Taken from the "Catatonic Boy's" body.
  • Considerably reduces the extra post-Blink Fatigue duration applied by Chain Blinks.
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Bad Man Keepsake
Uncommon
A rotten molar ripped from the "Bad Man's" cold dead hand.
  • Hitting a Survivor with a successful post-Blink Attack reveals their Aura IconHelp auras.png to The Nurse when they are healing or being healed within a range of 28 metres.
  • This effect lasts for 60 seconds.
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Spasmodic Breath
Rare
The twitchy and tremulous breath stolen from the "Bad Man". Aggressively pulses and jumps at The Nurse's touch.
  • Hitting a Survivor with a successful post-Blink Attack temporarily disables Spencer's Last Breath IconPowers breath.png and increases The Nurse's base Movement speed to 4.6 m/s.
  • This effect lasts for 60 seconds.
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Heavy Panting
Rare
The slow and bulging breath stolen from the "Fat Orderly" Kavanagh. Dimly oscillates at The Nurse's touch.
  • Considerably increases the maximum Blink range.
  • Considerably increases the Blink Charge time.
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Fragile Wheeze
Rare
The whistling and rattling breath stolen from Father Campbell. Silently curves and bends at The Nurse's touch.
  • Considerably reduces the Blink Recharge time.
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Ataxic Respiration
Rare
The irregular and deteriorating breath collected from the "Catatonic Boy". Normally stable and calm, becomes incredibly agitated at The Nurse's touch.
  • Moderately reduces the post-Blink Fatigue duration.
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Anxious Gasp
Rare
The gasp of surprise collected from the "Anxious Girl", which the Nurse was fond of. Twitches vigorously at The Nurse's touch.
  • Blinking past a Survivor causes them to scream and awards 200 Bloodpoints in the Deviousness Category.
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Kavanagh's Last Breath
Very Rare
A powerful last breath snatched from Crotus Prenn Asylum Orderly Harvey Kavanagh, the "Fat Orderly". In the hands of The Nurse, it wobbles with intensity.
  • Tremendously increases the maximum Blink range.
  • Tremendously increases the Blink Charge time.
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Jenner's Last Breath
Very Rare
A powerful last breath snatched from Crotus Prenn Asylum Patient Mary Jenner, the "Anxious Girl". In the hands of The Nurse, it trembles with intensity.
  • After blinking, allows The Nurse to immediately blink back to her original position by pressing the Active Ability Button.
  • This effect must be triggered before The Nurse succumbs to the post-Blink Fatigue.
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Campbell's Last Breath
Very Rare
A powerful last breath snatched from Crotus Prenn Asylum Priest Father Campbell. In the hand of The Nurse, it crackles with intensity.
  • After reappearing from a fully charged Blink, The Nurse immediately blinks at half charge in the direction she is currently facing.
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"Bad Man's" Last Breath
Very Rare
A powerful last breath snatched from Crotus Prenn Asylum Patient known as the "Bad Man". In the hands of The Nurse, it jolts with intensity.
  • Hitting a Survivor with a successful post-Blink Attack grants The Nurse the Undetectable IconStatusEffects undetectable.png Status Effect.
  • This effect lasts for 16 seconds and may only be triggered once every 60 seconds.
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Torn Bookmark
Ultra Rare
A white and pristine piece of ribbon once attached to a sacred book. Serves as the symbol of a dispute.
  • Adds 1 Chain Blink Charge.
  • The Nurse can no longer Blink through solid objects.
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Matchbox
Ultra Rare
A matchbox containing an odd collection of mismatched buttons. Serves as a reminder of a horrible place.
  • Increases The Nurse's base Movement speed to 4.2 m/s.
  • Removes 1 Chain Blink Charge.


Achievements

Main article: Achievements

There are currently 3 Achievements related to The Nurse.

A value of a Console Achievement which differs from the Steam (PC) version of Dead by Daylight is coloured Purple.

Icon Name Description
Ach adeptNurse.jpg
Adept Nurse Achieve a Merciless Victory with The Nurse IconHelpLoading nurse.png using only her Unique Perks: Stridor IconPerks stridor.png, Thanatophobia IconPerks thanatophobia.png & A Nurse's Calling IconPerks aNursesCalling.png.
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From The Void She Kills Chain at least 3 Blinks together and interrupt a Survivor IconHelpLoading survivor.png, grabbing them successfully.

Requires equipping the Torn Bookmark FulliconAddon tornBookmark.png Add-on IconHelp addons.png.

Ach inTheVoidSheWalks.jpg
In The Void She Walks With The Nurse IconHelpLoading nurse.png, successfully land a Blink Attack or a Blink Interrupt a total of 500 / 100 times.


Customisation

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

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

The Nurse's attire includes:

Default

Icon Name Body Rarity Description Additional Notes
Nurse Head01.png Linen Pillow Case CategoryIcon head.png Common Linen pillow case held over the face until the victim stops breathing.
Nurse Body01.png Classic Nurses Outfit CategoryIcon body.png Common Standard issue nurses uniform in the early twentieth century.


Nurse Weapon01.png Bonesaw CategoryIcon weapons.png Common Rust metal implement for tearing through flesh and bone.
NR BoneSaw01 Addon01.png Full Bonesaw CategoryIcon weapons.png Common Carved metal reinforcement cuts through flesh and bone alike. Alternate customisation of the default bonesaw

Prestige

Icon Name Body Rarity Description Additional Notes
Nurse Head01 P01.png Bloody Bag CategoryIcon head.png Rare A disgusting pillowcase, so thick it can block airways and suffocate. 3rd Prestige Reward
Nurse Body01 P01.png Bloody Nurse CategoryIcon body.png Rare A rotten uniform, thick with the blood of someone or something. 2nd Prestige Reward
Nurse Weapon01 P01.png Bloody Bonesaw CategoryIcon weapons.png Rare Wrought from the bloody hands of some terrible darkness. 1st Prestige Reward

DLC

Icon Name Body Rarity Description DLC
TN Head02 01.png Sand Bag CategoryIcon head.png Uncommon A jute sand bag emptied and tightly wrapped to suffocate. Ironically accessorised with a gas mask. Bloodstained Sack
TN Body02 01.png WW2 Nurse Uniform CategoryIcon body.png Uncommon Standard uniform for nurses in military service during World War 2. Bloodstained Sack
TN Head TheSwiftLegend.png Is That A Panda? CategoryIcon head.png Uncommon A unique bag for the Nurse, created for TheSwiftLegend. Charity Case
TN Head01 Smile.png Smiley CategoryIcon head.png Uncommon A unique bag for the Nurse, created for Smiley. Charity Case
TN Body Peng.png The Dark Nurse CategoryIcon body.png Uncommon A unique dress for the Nurse, created for Peng. Charity Case

Special

Icon Name Body Rarity Description Event
TN W03.png Marked Bridal Saw CategoryIcon weapons.png Common A grim bouquet of red rose and sharp steel. An almost imperceptible whisper echoes in the wielder's mind: "anoyk yeqkany'ye hvay'k l'gnoo eydokl'x : sekall'o ammk'ix" 1 Year Anniversary
TN Head04.png Sally of the Lantern CategoryIcon head.png Uncommon The fires of insanity burn within.

"Have a horribly good Halloween 2017!" - The Dead by Daylight Team

All Hallows' Eve
TN Head01 WinterEvent2017.png Frosty Eyes CategoryIcon head.png Uncommon Heart chilling eyes of the cold blooded.

"Have a Wonderful Winter 2017-2018!" - The Dead by Daylight Team

Winter Solstice 2017

Exclusives

Icon Name Body Rarity Description Event
NR BoneSaw01 LP01.png Legacy Nurse I CategoryIcon weapons.png Very Rare The touch of the Entity leaves burning scars and blisters of light. Is it a gift or a curse? Legacy Prestige Reward
NR Head01 LP01.png Legacy Nurse 2 CategoryIcon head.png Very Rare The touch of the Entity leaves burning scars and blisters of light. Is it a gift or a curse? Legacy Prestige Reward
NR Body01 LP01.png Legacy Nurse 3 CategoryIcon body.png Very Rare The touch of the Entity leaves burning scars and blisters of light. Is it a gift or a curse? Legacy Prestige Reward

IconHelp archivesGeneral.pngArchives

Icon Name Body Rarity Description Outfit Collection Level
TN Head009.png Malignant Growth CategoryIcon head.png Event There was no cure for the scorching mass expanding from her skull. Fluid Nightengale Hallowed Catalyst 7
TN Body009.png Dripping Uniform CategoryIcon body.png Event Her robe was torn by her swollen entrails, which extended to her chest and fused with her lungs. Fluid Nightengale Hallowed Catalyst 15
TN W009.png Needle Saw CategoryIcon weapons.png Event An amputation saw injected with putrid serum to torture her patients with the pain she suffered. Fluid Nightengale Hallowed Catalyst 23

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CategoryIcon outfits.pngOutfits
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Icon Name Rarity Description Contents Collection Price
Nurse outfit 010.png On Probation Common Your first weeks of training while working at the asylum. They say it gets better before it gets worse. Cotton Pillow Case (Smothered)

Ruined Nurse Outfit (Smothered)

Nurse Aberrations AuricCells Icon.png 90

Icon iridescentShards.png 1800

Nurse outfit 009.png On Probation Common Your first weeks of training while working at the asylum. They say it gets better before it gets worse. Cotton Pillow Case (Fruitless)

Ruined Nurse Outfit (Fruitless)

Nurse Aberrations AuricCells Icon.png 90

Icon iridescentShards.png 1800

Nurse outfit 008.png On Probation Common Your first weeks of training while working at the asylum. They say it gets better before it gets worse. Cotton Pillow Case (Decayed)

Ruined Nurse Outfit (Decayed)

Nurse Aberrations AuricCells Icon.png 90

Icon iridescentShards.png 1800

Nurse outfit 007.png On Probation Common Your first weeks of training while working at the asylum. They say it gets better before it gets worse. Cotton Pillow Case (Strangled)

Ruined Nurse Outfit (Strangled)

Nurse Aberrations AuricCells Icon.png 90

Icon iridescentShards.png 1800

Nurse outfit 006.png On Probation Common Your first weeks of training while working at the asylum. They say it gets better before it gets worse. Cotton Pillow Case (Drowned)

Ruined Nurse Outfit (Drowned)

Nurse Aberrations AuricCells Icon.png 90

Icon iridescentShards.png 1800

Nurse outfit 012.png Tainted Anniversary Uncommon Pieces from her old life, before it took a dark turn. Grieving Tears (Stifled)

A Sorrowful Gown (Stifled)

The Housewife AuricCells Icon.png 180

Icon iridescentShards.png 3600

Nurse outfit 011.png Bad News Uncommon Pieces from her old life, before it took a dark turn. Mourning Tears (Stifled)

A Widow's Gown (Stifled)

The Housewife AuricCells Icon.png 180

Icon iridescentShards.png 3600

Nurse outfit 001.png Waste Management Rare Wrapped up. Disposed of. Left for dead. It's time to break free. It's time for revenge.

It's a Sicilian message.

Asphyxiation Trash Bag

Weighted Tarpaulin

Bloodied Bone Cutter

The Disposed AuricCells Icon.png 675

Icon iridescentShards.png 13500

Nurse outfit 002.png Blood Bag Rare Wrapped up. Disposed of. Left for dead. It's time to break free. It's time for revenge. Suffocation Trash Bag

Landfill Tarpaulin

Oxidized Bone Cutter

The Disposed AuricCells Icon.png 675

Icon iridescentShards.png 13500

Nurse outfit 003.png Hazardous Material Rare Wrapped up. Disposed of. Left for dead. It's time to break free. It's time for revenge.

Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.

Contaminated Trash Bag

Biohazard Tarpaulin

Bronze Bone Cutter

The Disposed AuricCells Icon.png 810
TN outfit 008.png Mother Mercy Very Rare A spoonful of sugar helps the mustard gas go down. Gasp Mask

Medical Casualty

Assisted Euthanasia

War is Hell AuricCells Icon.png 1080
Nurse outfit 013.png Lady Lunatic Very Rare After breaking free from the madhouse, rejoin society to inflict your dark treatment. Smothering Bonnet

Choking Corset

Metacarpal Saw

Vicious Victorian AuricCells Icon.png 1080

Icon iridescentShards.png 21600

Nurse outfit 007 01.png Miss Smithson Very Rare After the loss of her husband, she worked twelve-hour shifts at an asylum to pay the bills. In the halls at night, she'd hum a sad tune to numb her pain. White Rose Guaze

Sumptuous Gown

Barbed Saw

Tragic Love Opera AuricCells Icon.png 1080
Nurse outfit 005.png Until Death Parts Very Rare A special day. Left at the altar. No one shall rest until a soulmate is found. Grim Veil

Reaper Wedding Gown

Oxidized Bone Cleaver

The Bride AuricCells Icon.png 1080
Nurse outfit 004.png In Sickness, In Health Very Rare A special day. Left at the altar. No one shall rest until a soulmate is found.

It's a nice day to start again.

Ill Veil

Plague Wedding Gown

Bloodied Bone Cleaver

The Bride AuricCells Icon.png 1080
TN outfit 009.png Fluid Nightengale Event With foul serum still dripping from her wound, she broke free from her captor. Malignant Growth

Dripping Uniform

Needle Saw

Hallowed Catalyst AuricCells Icon.png 1080
CategoryIcon head.pngHeads
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Icon Name Rarity Description Outfit Collection Price
TN Head01 CV05.png Cotton Pillow Case (Smothered) Common A dirty cotton pillow case pulled tightly across the face. Take a deep breath. On Probation Nurse Aberrations AuricCells Icon.png 50

Icon iridescentShards.png 900

TN Head01 CV04.png Cotton Pillow Case (Fruitless) Common A dirty cotton pillow case pulled tightly across the face. Take a deep breath. On Probation Nurse Aberrations AuricCells Icon.png 50

Icon iridescentShards.png 900

TN Head01 CV03.png Cotton Pillow Case (Decayed) Common A dirty cotton pillow case pulled tightly across the face. Take a deep breath. On Probation Nurse Aberrations AuricCells Icon.png 50

Icon iridescentShards.png 900

TN Head01 CV02.png Cotton Pillow Case (Strangled) Common A dirty cotton pillow case pulled tightly across the face. Take a deep breath. On Probation Nurse Aberrations AuricCells Icon.png 50

Icon iridescentShards.png 900

TN Head01 CV01.png Cotton Pillow Case (Drowned) Common A dirty cotton pillow case pulled tightly across the face. Take a deep breath. On Probation Nurse Aberrations AuricCells Icon.png 50

Icon iridescentShards.png 900

TN Head01 02.png Grieving Tears (Stifled) Uncommon A hand-embroidered headscarf to hide your pain. Tainted Anniversary The Housewife AuricCells Icon.png 100

Icon iridescentShards.png 1800

TN Head01 01.png Mourning Tears (Stifled) Uncommon A hand-embroidered headscarf to hide your pain. Bad News The Housewife AuricCells Icon.png 100

Icon iridescentShards.png 1800

TN Head05.png Asphyxiation Trash Bag Rare A plastic bag wrapped tightly with duct tape. No room to move. No way to see. No air to breath.

Submerged. An underwater grave.

Waste Management The Disposed AuricCells Icon.png 250

Icon iridescentShards.png 4500

TN Head05 01.png Suffocation Trash Bag Rare A plastic bag wrapped tightly with duct tape. No room to move. No way to see. No air to breath. Blood Bag The Disposed AuricCells Icon.png 250

Icon iridescentShards.png 4500

TN Head05 02.png Contaminated Trash Bag Rare A plastic bag wrapped tightly with duct tape. No room to move. No way to see. No air to breath. Hazardous Material The Disposed AuricCells Icon.png 300
TN Head008.png Gasp Mask Very Rare This shrapnel-torn gas mask would be the death of many, but some have a greater service to fulfill. Mother Mercy War is Hell AuricCells Icon.png 400
TN Head006.png Smothering Bonnet Very Rare A floral headdress dusted with brilliant hues of arsenic. Lady Lunatic Vicious Victorian AuricCells Icon.png 400

Icon iridescentShards.png 7200

TN Head007.png White Rose Gauze Very Rare Lush curls adorned with gleaming pearls wrapped by a linen cloth that covers her eyes. Miss Smithson Tragic Love Opera AuricCells Icon.png 400
TN Head03 01.png Grim Veil Very Rare The bridal veil symbolizes innocence... but not today.

This one symbolizes mourning... for the death of innocence.

Until Death Parts The Bride AuricCells Icon.png 400

Icon iridescentShards.png 7200

TN Head03.png Ill Veil Very Rare The bridal veil symbolizes innocence... but not today. In Sickness, In Health The Bride AuricCells Icon.png 400
TN Head009.png Malignant Growth Event There was no cure for the scorching mass expanding from her skull. Fluid Nightengale Hallowed Catalyst AuricCells Icon.png 400
CategoryIcon body.pngBodies
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Icon Name Rarity Description Outfit Collection Price
TN Body01 CV05.png Ruined Nurse Outfit (Smothered) Common A vintage nurse uniform, soiled and tattered beyond repair. On Probation Nurse Aberrations AuricCells Icon.png 50

Icon iridescentShards.png 900

TN Body01 CV04.png Ruined Nurse Outfit (Fruitless) Common A vintage nurse uniform, soiled and tattered beyond repair. On Probation Nurse Aberrations AuricCells Icon.png 50

Icon iridescentShards.png 900

TN Body01 CV03.png Ruined Nurse Outfit (Decayed) Common A vintage nurse uniform, soiled and tattered beyond repair. On Probation Nurse Aberrations AuricCells Icon.png 50

Icon iridescentShards.png 900

TN Body01 CV02.png Ruined Nurse Outfit (Strangled) Common A vintage nurse uniform, soiled and tattered beyond repair. On Probation Nurse Aberrations AuricCells Icon.png 50

Icon iridescentShards.png 900

TN Body01 CV01.png Ruined Nurse Outfit (Drowned) Common A vintage nurse uniform, soiled and tattered beyond repair. On Probation Nurse Aberrations AuricCells Icon.png 50

Icon iridescentShards.png 900

TN Body01 02.png A Sorrowful Gown (Stifled) Uncommon What she wore on the day she learned that Andrew would never come home. Tainted Anniversary The Housewife AuricCells Icon.png 100

Icon iridescentShards.png 1800

TN Body01 01.png A Widow's Gown (Stifled) Uncommon What she wore on the day she learned that Andrew would never come home. Bad News The Housewife AuricCells Icon.png 100

Icon iridescentShards.png 1800

TN Body05.png Weighted Tarpaulin Rare A heavy, plastic tomb sealed tightly with duct tape.

This was once weighed down with heavy rocks that have since been removed.

Waste Management The Disposed AuricCells Icon.png 250

Icon iridescentShards.png 4500

TN Body05 01.png Landfill Tarpaulin Rare A heavy, plastic tomb sealed tightly with duct tape. Blood Bag The Disposed AuricCells Icon.png 250

Icon iridescentShards.png 4500

TN Body05 02.png Biohazard Tarpaulin Rare A heavy, plastic tomb sealed tightly with duct tape. Hazardous Material The Disposed AuricCells Icon.png 300
TN Body008.png Medical Casualty Very Rare A nurse's military uniform, clearly violating regulations due to the torn skirt, mutilated arm, and soaked blood. Mother Mercy War is Hell AuricCells Icon.png 400
TN Body006.png Choking Corset Very Rare Rows of lace knotting the waist into a suffocating garment, pressing a curvature of the spine and deformity of the ribs. Lady Lunatic Vicious Victorian AuricCells Icon.png 400

Icon iridescentShards.png 7200

TN Body007.png Sumptuous Gown Very Rare A long lavish gown lined with delicate lacework that covers up the bleeding cavity where her heart should be. Miss Smithson Tragic Love Opera AuricCells Icon.png 400
TN Body03 01.png Reaper Wedding Gown Very Rare A vintage wedding gown, perfect for that special day tragedy. Until Death Parts The Bride AuricCells Icon.png 400

Icon iridescentShards.png 7200

TN Body03.png Plague Wedding Gown Very Rare A vintage wedding gown, perfect for that special day tragedy. In Sickness, In Health The Bride AuricCells Icon.png 400
TN Body009.png Dripping Uniform Event Her robe was torn by her swollen entrails, which extended to her chest and fused with her lungs. Fluid Nightengale Hallowed Catalyst AuricCells Icon.png 400
CategoryIcon weapons.pngWeapons
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Icon Name Rarity Description Outfit Collection Price
TN W04.png Bloodied Bone Cutter Rare This used to be a medical instrument. Now it is used as an instrument of death. Waste Management The Disposed AuricCells Icon.png 250

Icon iridescentShards.png 4500

TN W04 01.png Oxidized Bone Cutter Rare This used to be a medical instrument. Now it is used as an instrument of death. Blood Bag The Disposed AuricCells Icon.png 250

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TN W04 02.png Bronze Bone Cutter Rare This used to be a medical instrument. Now it is used as an instrument of death. Hazardous Material The Disposed AuricCells Icon.png 300
TN W008.png Assisted Euthanasia Very Rare A bone saw to mercilessly end the suffering of those snagged on its barbed wire. Mother Mercy War is Hell AuricCells Icon.png 400
TN W006.png Metacarpal Saw Very Rare A Benjamin Bell-type instrument designed to cut through thick bones during your arbitrary amputation rounds. Lady Lunatic Vicious Victorian AuricCells Icon.png 400

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TN W007.png Barbed Saw Very Rare A forged instrument with intricate, flowery metal work. Ideal for severing limbs, an action that helps numb the painful void in her chest. Miss Smithson Tragic Love Opera AuricCells Icon.png 400
TN W05 02.png Rusted Bone Cleaver Very Rare An old-fashioned hand axe, specifically designed for chopping through hard bone. No Outfit The Bride AuricCells Icon.png 400

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TN W05 01.png Oxidized Bone Cleaver Very Rare An old-fashioned hand axe, specifically designed for chopping through hard bone. Until Death Parts The Bride AuricCells Icon.png 400

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TN W05.png Bloodied Bone Cleaver Very Rare An old-fashioned hand axe, specifically designed for chopping through hard bone. In Sickness, In Health The Bride AuricCells Icon.png 400
TN W009.png Needle Saw Event An amputation saw injected with putrid serum to torture her patients with the pain she suffered. Fluid Nightengale Hallowed Catalyst AuricCells Icon.png 400

DLC

Main article: Downloadable Content

The Nurse is currently part of 3 DLC packages:

Available DLC


Tips

Main article: Hints
  • Survivors can see a white stripe behind you if you blink.
  • You can hit Survivors before having to cool-down after a Blink.
  • The Nurse moves notably slower than other Killers, even slower than a normal Survivor's running speed. It is imperative to use her Power to catch up to Survivors in a Chase.
  • You can spin around freely while you blink and it will not change the trajectory of the Blink. This can be used to turn around and hit a juking Survivor.
  • Looking upwards or downwards while blinking allows you to blink to a different floor, given that there are no obstacles at the target location.
  • If you charge your Blink so that it would blink you into an obstacle, the Blink will instead blink you in front of it.
  • The best way to go about the Nurse is to predict where a Survivor is going. Because the Nurse cannot properly chase Survivors, blinking on top of them and cutting them off is necessary to land a hit.
  • The Nurse doesn't need to vault Windows IconHelp window.png or break Pallets IconHelp pullDown.png since she can blink through them.


Trivia

  • The Nurse was the first female Killer.
  • The Nurse was the first Killer to be introduced as a DLC.
  • In The Entity's Realm, she shares her home turf with The Clown IconHelpLoading clown.png in the Crotus Prenn Asylum.
  • The Nurse's teleportation Power holds references to several other Games with the ability under the same name of "Blinking".
  • Other than the Blink ability, The Nurse also seems to possess a telekinesis-like ability that is exhibited during interactions, using it to break Pallets, damage Generators and hook Survivors.
  • The Nurse could be inspired by the Nurses featured in the Silent Hill franchise.
  • The Nurse has the lowest base speed, and is even slower than a Survivor's running speed.
  • Prior to Patch 1.9.0, the Nurse had the shortest Lunge range compared to the other Killers. Now she has the same range as a Killer moving at the default speed.
  • The Nurse was the first notably shorter Killer introduced into the Game in comparison to the original Killer trio.
  • The Nurse is the only Killer who floats. She does not have an audible footstep, but her dress makes a faint rustling noise while moving.
  • The Nurse leaves a trail of glowing dots and black smoke after her.
  • In the earlier days of Dead by Daylight, The Nurse was one of the very few Killers whose breathing was not distorted in some way. She makes a rather human-like wheeze, which sounds stressed, as if her throat was closed up.
    • This is possibly due to her suffering from "Stridor", an affliction that causes a high-pitched wheezing sound caused by a disrupted airflow, likely due to her burns.
      • This medical condition is also the namesake for Stridor IconPerks stridor.png, one of her Unique Perks.
  • The Nurse noticeably inhales upon starting to charge her Blink and gives a soft sigh once it is fully charged.
  • The Nurse is one few Killers to break Pallets IconHelp pullDown.png and damage Generators IconHelpLoading generators.png with their hand.
  • The Nurse is one of few Killers to have a unique Hatch-closing animation.
  • The Nurse is one of just two Killers to suffer from the unique Game Mechanic Lightburn.
  • The Nurse screams and sighs with every Blink. According to the Developers, blinking is a painful procedure, so she screams from pain and sighs from relief.
  • According to the Developers, The Nurse, at the point of having strangled the Asylum patient, was "bat-shit crazy" and thus more susceptible to The Entity's corruption.
  • Unlike most other tall Killers, The Nurse does not step, but rather floats through Windows IconHelp window.png to get to the other side.


Gallery

For more go to the Nurse's Gallery


THE SURVIVORS IconHelpLoading survivor.png
BASE GAME CHAPTERS I-III
+ PARAGRAPH I
CHAPTERS IV-VII CHAPTERS VIII-XI PARAGRAPH III
+ CHAPTERS XIII-XIV
DF charSelect portrait.png Dwight Fairfield NK charSelect portrait.png Nea Karlsson FM charSelect portrait.png Feng Min GS charSelect portrait.png Kate Denson AW charSelect portrait.png Ash Williams
MT charSelect portrait.png Meg Thomas LS charSelect portrait.png Laurie Strode DK charSelect portrait.png David King HS charSelect portrait.png Adam Francis QF charSelect portrait.png Nancy Wheeler
CM charSelect portrait.png Claudette Morel AV charSelect portrait.png Ace Visconti ES charSelect portrait.png Quentin Smith KS charSelect portrait.png Jeff Johansen QM charSelect portrait.png Steve Harrington
JP charSelect portrait.png Jake Park BO charSelect portrait.png Bill Overbeck FS charSelect portrait.png David Tapp MS charSelect portrait.png Jane Romero SS charSelect portrait.png Yui Kimura
THE KILLERS IconHelpLoading killer.png
BASE GAME
+ CHAPTER I
CHAPTERS II-V PARAGRAPH II
+ CHAPTERS VI-VIII
CHAPTERS IX-XII CHAPTERS XIII-XIV
TR charSelect portrait.png Evan MacMillan - The Trapper IconHelpLoading trapper.png SH charSelect portrait.png Michael Myers - The Shape IconHelpLoading shape.png CA charSelect portrait.png Bubba Sawyer - The Cannibal IconHelpLoading cannibal.png HK charSelect portrait.png Rin Yamaoka - The Spirit IconHelpLoading spirit.png QK charSelect portrait.png The Demogorgon IconHelpLoading demogorgon.png
WR charSelect portrait.png Philip Ojomo - The Wraith IconHelpLoading wraith.png HA charSelect portrait.png Lisa Sherwood - The Hag IconHelpLoading hag.png EK charSelect portrait.png Freddy Krueger - The Nightmare IconHelpLoading nightmare.png KK charSelect portrait.png Frank, Julie, Susie, Joey - The Legion IconHelpLoading legion.png SK charSelect portrait.png Kazan Yamaoka - The Oni IconHelpLoading oni.png
HB charSelect portrait.png Max Thompson Jr. - The Hillbilly IconHelpLoading hillbilly.png DO charSelect portrait.png Herman Carter - The Doctor IconHelpLoading doctor.png FK charSelect portrait.png Amanda Young - The Pig IconHelpLoading pig.png MK charSelect portrait.png Adiris - The Plague IconHelpLoading plague.png
NR charSelect portrait.png Sally Smithson - The Nurse IconHelpLoading nurse.png BE charSelect portrait.png Anna - The Huntress IconHelpLoading huntress.png GK charSelect portrait.png Jeffrey Hawk - The Clown IconHelpLoading clown.png OK charSelect portrait.png Danny Johnson - The Ghost Face IconHelpLoading ghost.png
LORE CHARACTERS
Benedict Baker The Entity IconHelp entity.png The Observer IconHelp archivesGeneral.png Vigo and many more...
UNUSED CHARACTERS
The Smasher The Teacher