23 June to 14 July 2020
|"High Priestess of Babylon"|
Alt. Attack =
|115 % | 4.6 m/s|
|Demise of the Faithful|
She was introduced as the Killer of CHAPTER XI: Demise of the Faithful, a Chapter DLC released on 19 March 2019.
- 1 Overview
- 2 Lore
- 3 The Plague's Perks
- 4 Load-out
- 5 Achievements
- 6 Customisation
- 7 Trivia
- 8 Video
- 9 References
- 10 Gallery
The Plague is a devout Killer, able to infect Survivors from a short distance using her Power, Vile Purge. Survivors inflicted by this contamination risk becoming injured or broken, unless they find a way to cure themselves in a Pool of Devotion.
Her personal Perks, Corrupt Intervention , Infectious Fright , and Dark Devotion , give her the ability to hinder Survivor objectives, while simultaneously confusing and frightening those within her presence.
Difficulty rating: Intermediate
(based on the amount of time and effort that is required to properly learn to play her and use her Power effectively)
When she was five years old, Adiris, the youngest of a family of seven, was left on the brick-red burning steps of the Temple of Purgation at the centre of Babylon. To process her shock and sorrow, she held onto the belief that the Gods had a plan for her. Her new life was one of quiet servitude. She would tend to the gardens, prepare ceremonial meals, and polish ceremonial incense burners. At night, she would pray for a sign that would reveal her purpose.
When she came of age, she attended the high-ranking priests during the yearly worshipping of the sea-goat, the God of Water and Creation. Swinging a censer down the great hypo-style hall, she cast thick black fumes that reached the cold towering stone pillars before dissipating. Her worries lifted, and the resulting bliss made her feel closer to the Gods than ever. She worked herself to the bone each day that followed, fulfilling her duties while taking on new ones, as she aided the priests during purification rituals.
The priests were more and more in need of assistance. Cleansings were being performed daily to answer the demand from outside the high temple walls, where a catastrophic plague had resurfaced. Within months, the priests contracted the disease. It did not take long before they became too weak to perform any kind of ritual. Adiris, having assisted many purification rituals, was the only one able to carry on. The swelling panic had to be contained, even if by a novice.
Anxious before her first ceremony, Adiris visited the priests' sanctuary chamber. When she lit the candles, she noticed a narrow opening at the back. Sliding through the gap, she reached a crypt hidden under the sanctuary. The chamber was bare except for the golden statue of a woman, who stood with outstretched hands, her fingers covered in jewels. It was the sign Adiris had been waiting for.
The great hall was packed with followers who bowed down as Adiris entered. She strode to the brick altar and grabbed a ceremonial dagger forged in silver, her ruby ringed fingers wrapping around the blade like claws. The sudden display of luxury intrigued the followers, who were struck already by her youth and beauty.
As she began reciting the Epic of Creation, a woman at the back swooned and collapsed. Adiris rushed to her and noticed the black blisters covering her feet. Without hesitation, Adiris grabbed her sacred blade and swung it at her own foot, severing a toe. Then she offered the bloody part to the Gods, asking them to protect the woman. A silence fell over the followers, who revered Adiris as their new priestess.
Tales of her wealth, beauty, and devotion began to spread across the city as quickly as the disease. Soon, Adiris' followers called her the High Priestess of Babylon.
But her faith was tried when she showed the first signs of infection; her cough became a mix of phlegm and blood, her neck erupted in abscesses, and her four-toed foot darkened. Ashamed of her condition, she began wearing a veiled headpiece and carried a censer that masked the rancid smell of sick that clang to her skin. Hoping to be saved, she kept performing the rituals, offering blessed water and food to her followers.
But no ritual could save her. In a desperate attempt to appease the Gods, Adiris banished herself from the city. She travelled north with a few followers, venturing through the cold woodlands of Urashtu, until it was no longer possible to walk.
They camped in a damp cave, where Adiris lay in a pool of vomit. Her foot, which had turned black, was so swollen she could not go any further. Her followers and she realised the truth in that cave: they were all infected with the plague.
Kneeling among her retching followers, Adiris made one last prayer. The black fumes of incense rose into the damp air before being wiped off by a cold breeze.
Neither the body of Adiris nor those of her followers were ever found. Many told tales of her return, but no one truly knew what fate had befallen the High Priestess of Babylon.
The Plague's Perks
These are Perks which start off only appearing in The Plague's Bloodweb . After achieving Level 30, Teachable versions of these Perks can be found:
- Corrupt Intervention - Level 30
- Infectious Fright - Level 35
- Dark Devotion - Level 40
Once obtained, other Killers will be able to find The Plague's Perks in their respective Bloodwebs from that point onwards.
Your prayers invoke a dark power that meddles with the Survivors' chances of survival.
3 Generators located farthest from you are blocked by The Entity for 80/100/120 seconds at the start of the Trial.
Survivors cannot repair the Generators for the duration Corrupt Intervention is active.
"It shall be known across the land that the Gods curse the unfaithful." (The Tablet of Adiris, 3.7)
The cries of the unfaithful make your heart leap.
Any Survivors that are within the Killer's Terror Radius while another Survivor is put into the Dying State with a Basic Attack will yell and reveal their current location to the Killer for 4/5/6 seconds.
"Horror overcomes the heart of infidels who cry at the feet of the fallen." (Hymn of Praise, 11.4)
The display of your Powers creates a whirlwind of panic that spreads throughout the land.
You are granted the Undetectable Status Effect for the duration. The Obsession hears the Terror Radius they emit for the duration.
You can only be obsessed with one Survivor at a time.
"And terror shall take hold of a defiant non-believer, who shall falsely announce my arrival." (The Tablet of Adiris, 48.9)
Weapon: Profane Censer
Exuding the sweet fragrances of the Gardens the Priestess used to tend to.
Power: Vile Purge
|“||Her condition deteriorated as the black plague overtook her body: her toes blackened, her neck mushroomed into cysts, and her throat gagged with bloody vomit.||„|
Infect Props and Survivors with Vile Purge to create an unending cycle of sickness. Press and hold the Power button to charge Vile Purge, and release it to unleash a stream of infectious bile.
Hitting a Survivor will cause them to become infected. Hitting a Prop will cause it to become infected for a short time. Survivors interacting with infected objects will also become infected.
SPECIAL ABILITY: Ingest Corruption
Infected Survivors can heal themselves back to full health and cure their infection by cleansing themselves at a Pool of Devotion , located throughout the Trial Grounds. This action corrupts the Pool of Devotion, allowing The Plague to consume the corruption and empower her purge.
Press and hold the Interaction button while next to a corrupt Pool of Devotion to transform vile Purge into Corrupt Purge. This action removes the corruption from the Pool of Devotion.
SPECIAL ATTACK: Corrupt Purge
After ingesting corruption, Vile Purge is replaced by Corrupt Purge for a short duration (60 seconds). Corrupt Purge instantly damages any Survivor hit by its stream, however, it no longer applies infection to Survivors or Props.
- Vile Purge has a maximum range of approximately 13 metres.
- Vile Purge takes 1.6 seconds to charge and sprays for 2 seconds.
- Corrupt Purge lasts for 60 seconds.
- All Trials begin with 1 Pool of Devotion already corrupted.
- In the event of Survivors corrupting every last Pool of Devotion before The Plague interacts with one of them, all Pools of Devotion will reset and The Plague will automatically gain Corrupt Purge.
- It takes The Plague 1.4 seconds to ingest Corrupt Purge.
- It takes Survivors 6 seconds to cure themselves of the Sickness at a Pool of Devotion .
- Environmental objects stay infected for 35 seconds.
- Survivor infection does not reset upon being hooked.
Add-ons for Vile Purge
- Add-ons support Mouse-over functionality (desktop version only): hovering over the modifier words with your cursor will reveal the values behind them.
|Prayer Tablet Fragment||A fragmented stone tablet with a corrupted incantation originally used to purge illnesses and feelings of general malaise.
|Olibanum Incense||Precious resin extracted from Boswellia trees, used during ceremonies for their sweet citrusy fragrance.
|Limestone Seal||A cylindrical seal made from porous stone that displays a ritualistic scene with winged deities.
|Healing Salve||A bitterly pungent paste of crushed roots, which were marinated in fish brine for three days and in wine for two. Applied on skin rashes.
|Prophylactic Amulet||A soapstone amulet crudely engraved with a winged deity that wards off sickness. Fills the wearer with devotion.
|Potent Tincture||A frothing, murky liquid that permeates the air with an acute aroma of herbs and alcohol. Applied directly on blisters.
|Haematite Seal||A cylindrical seal forged from a metallic hard-stone, engraved with bird-headed beings that stood next to strange machines. Used as a container for sanctified ashes.
|Emetic Potion||A mustard-water based syrup that induces vomiting when consumed. Used to purge evil from the body.
|Blessed Apple||A perfectly ripe fruit to break fast during the purification ceremony. Delicious.
|Rubbing Oil||A beaker of rubbing oil with expectorant quality. Exudes the evergreen scent of laurel and rosemary.
|Infected Emetic||A disgusting syrup of unknown origin. The thick yellow liquid is consumed to induce vomiting. Used to purge evil from the body.
|Incensed Ointment||A dark waxy paste, laced with cedar sap that diffuses a sweet and earthy aroma. Applied directly on infected skin.
|Exorcism Amulet||An obsidian amulet to ward off sickness during exorcism rituals. Inscribed with a prayer to the God of Mayhem and Pestilence. Fills the wearer with fierce devotion.
|Ashen Apple||A peeled apple rolled into sanctified ashes. Eating such a fruit warded off the malignantly envious spirits of the deceased.
|Worship Tablet||A stone tablet adorned with gold, showing the drawings and writings of a corrupted incantation used originally to worship forgotten deities.
|Vile Emetic||A foul-smelling and half-congealed potion of unidentifiable ingredients. Consumed to rapidly induce vomiting. Used to purge evil from the body.
|Severed Toe||The decaying severed toe of Adiris, weaved on a thread and worn as an amulet around the neck. Radiates with vile power.
|Devotee's Amulet||A blood stone amulet carved intricately with the effigy of the Babylonian God of Mayhem and Pestilence. Fills the wearer with boundless devotion.
|Iridescent Seal||A translucent cylindrical seal moulded from The Fog itself with the effigy of The Plague. Its surface is warm and pulsates with The Entity's power.
|Black Incense||A dark paste made of sharp osseous shavings. The inhaling of its foul fumes sharpens the mind's eye.
- Main article: Achievements
There are currently 2 Achievements related to The Plague.
|Adept Plague||Achieve a Merciless Victory with The Plague using only her Unique Perks: Corrupt Intervention , Infectious Fright & Dark Devotion .|
|Terminal Illness||With The Plague , down a total of 50 Survivors affected by the maximum Sickness level.|
Players may customise their Character by choosing one outfit style from each category. Blood-stained attire is obtained after The Plague reaches Level 50 and prestiges.
The Plague's attire includes:
|Frosty Eyes||Uncommon||Heart chilling eyes of the cold blooded.
"Have a Wonderful Winter 2019-2020!" - The Dead by Daylight Team
|Winter Event 2019|
|Icon||Name||Body||Rarity||Description||Event||Exclusive to Event Participation|
|Crown of Entity the Great||Event||A crown emanating a festive and ominous aura created by the Entity's biggest fan.||Fourth Year Anniversary||Yes|
|Shepherd of the Flock||Common||Worn for the first rituals ever performed by the young priestess.||Crown of Devotion (Silver)
The Priestess' Robe (Silver)
Cartilage Paste Censer
|Servant of the Gods||Common||Worn for the first rituals ever performed by the young priestess.||Crown of Devotion (Gold)
The Priestess' Robe (Gold)
Fermented Entrails Paste Censer
|Leader of the Blind||Common||Worn for the first rituals ever performed by the young priestess.||Crown of Devotion (Bronze)
The Priestess' Robe (Bronze)
Ant Paste Censer
|Defender of the Frail||Common||Worn for the first rituals ever performed by the young priestess.||Crown of Devotion (Titanium)
The Priestess' Robe (Titanium)
Oyster Flesh Paste Censer
|Purgation||Uncommon||While performing the most sacred rituals, she was being consumed by a disease that she helped spreading unknowingly.||Crown of Contempt
Bone Marrow Paste Censer
|Call to Prayer||Uncommon||While performing the most sacred rituals, she was being consumed by a disease that she helped spreading unknowingly.||Crown of Repent
Fermented Liver Paste Censer
|Memorium||Uncommon||While performing the most sacred rituals, she was being consumed by a disease that she helped spreading unknowingly.||Crown of Lament
Mussel Flesh Paste Censer
|Urashtu Nomad||Rare||Desperate to appease the god of mayhem and pestilence, the priestess exiled herself from the fair city of Babylon, never to return.||Crown of Shame
|Levant Wanderer||Rare||Desperate to appease the god of mayhem and pestilence, the priestess exiled herself from the fair city of Babylon, never to return.||Crown of Secrets
|Sea-Goat Worshiper||Very Rare||A lavish ceremony meant to invoke the god of water and mischief for a final cleanse from affliction.||Crown of Horns
|Priestess of the Damned||Very Rare||Worn during the holiest of days, or in the most desperate circumstances, and sure to draw the sea-goat's attention.||Zenith of Devotion
Shroud of Awakening
Censer of Expulsion
|Defender of the Faith||1080|
|Dark Devotee||Very Rare||The High Priestess's flesh was covered with swollen abscesses. Desperate for a cure, she followed the forbidden practices of a forgotten, dark cult.||Crown of Despair
|Cult of Anguish||1080|
|Servant of the Serum||Event||She emerged from confinement when the serum amplified the disease coursing through her blood.||Crown of Pustula
|Crown of Devotion (Silver)||Common||An imposing headdress to distract from the mushrooming cysts that spread to her cheek.||Shepherd of the Flock||Plague Aberrations||50|
|Crown of Devotion (Gold)||Common||An imposing headdress to distract from the mushrooming cysts that spread to her cheek.||Servant of the Gods||Plague Aberrations||50|
|Crown of Devotion (Bronze)||Common||An imposing headdress to distract from the mushrooming cysts that spread to her cheek.||Leader of the Blind||Plague Aberrations||50|
|Crown of Devotion (Titanium)||Common||An imposing headdress to distract from the mushrooming cysts that spread to her cheek.||Defender of the Frail||Plague Aberrations||50|
|Crown of Contempt||Uncommon||Intricate headdress that weighed the heaviest on her sullied head and conscience.||Purgation||Reaping Rites||100|
|Crown of Repent||Uncommon||Intricate headdress that weighed the heaviest on her sullied head and conscience.||Call to Prayer||Reaping Rites||100|
|Crown of Lament||Uncommon||Intricate headdress that weighed the heaviest on her sullied head and conscience.||Memorium||Reaping Rites||120|
|Crown of Shame||Rare||A humbler headdress to avoid attracting the attention others.||Urashtu Nomad||Self-Banishment||325|
|Crown of Secrets||Rare||A humbler headdress to avoid attracting the attention others.||Levant Wanderer||Self-Banishment||325|
|Crown of Horns||Very Rare||As disease developed, she grew more ashamed, and re-designed her headdress to cover most of her face.||Sea-Goat Worshiper||Zealot||400|
|Zenith of Devotion||Very Rare||Passed down through many generations, the headdress is laden with symbolic language.||Priestess of the Damned||Defender of the Faith||400|
|Crown of Despair||Very Rare||Her crown of spikes shows her adherence to the dark cult's most fervent methods, namely impaling the sick.||Dark Devotee||Cult of Anguish||400|
|Crown of Pustula||Event||A shattered headdress resting on raw, molten scalp.||Servant of the Serum||Hallowed Catalyst||400|
|The Priestess' Robe (Silver)||Common||Robes stitched from delicate fabrics offered by her followers. No one would mistake her for a servant girl now.||Shepherd of the Flock||Plague Aberrations||50|
|The Priestess' Robe (Gold)||Common||Robes stitched from delicate fabrics offered by her followers. No one would mistake her for a servant girl now.||Servant of the Gods||Plague Aberrations||50|
|The Priestess' Robe (Bronze)||Common||Robes stitched from delicate fabrics offered by her followers. No one would mistake her for a servant girl now.||Leader of the Blind||Plague Aberrations||50|
|The Priestess' Robe (Titanium)||Common||Defender of the Frail||Plague Aberrations||50|
|Canticle Robe||Uncommon||Robe designed specially to reflect her distinctively merciless practices.||Purgation||Reaping Rites||100|
|Sacrificial Robe||Uncommon||Robe designed specially to reflect her distinctively merciless practices.||Call to Prayer||Reaping Rites||100|
|Mourning Robe||Uncommon||Robe designed specially to reflect her distinctively merciless practices.||Memorium||Reaping Rites||120|
|Moldy Tunic||Rare||A suffocating tunic to protect her inflamed flesh against harsh traveling conditions.||Urashtu Nomad||Self-Banishment||325|
|Abrasive Tunic||Rare||A suffocating tunic to protect her inflamed flesh against harsh traveling conditions.||Levant Wanderer||Self-Banishment||325|
|Crimson Robe||Very Rare||An opulent dress embellished with gold chains to display her wealth and importance to the goat-horned god.||Sea-Goat Worshiper||Zealot||400|
|Shroud of Awakening||Very Rare||A used burial shroud styled into Priestess' robes during the rebirth ceremony. The former occupant is nothing but dust, stain, and an acrid smell upon the fabric, yet it's said they protect the wearer from harm.||Priestess of the Damned||Defender of the Faith||400|
|Soiled Robe||Very Rare||She bathed in gruesome mixtures of squirming worms, dead flies, and clay. She was desperate to find a cure.||Dark Devotee||Cult of Anguish||400|
|Foul Gown||Event||A once sacred gown torn by the surging power that deformed her body.||Servant of the Serum||Hallowed Catalyst||400|
|Cartilage Paste Censer||Common||Experimenting with different types of resins and pastes to mask her rancid smell.||Shepherd of the Flock||Plague Aberrations||50|
|Fermented Entrails Paste Censer||Common||Experimenting with different types of resins and pastes to mask her rancid smell.||Servant of the Gods||Plague Aberrations||50|
|Ant Paste Censer||Common||Experimenting with different types of resins and pastes to mask her rancid smell.||Leader of the Blind||Plague Aberrations||50|
|Oyster Flesh Paste Censer||Common||Experimenting with different types of resins and pastes to mask her rancid smell.||Defender of the Frail||Plague Aberrations||50|
|Bone Marrow Paste Censer||Uncommon||A thicker, smokier smell to mask the stench exuding from priestess' pores.||Purgation||Reaping Rites||100|
|Fermented Liver Paste Censer||Uncommon||A thicker, smokier smell to mask the stench exuding from priestess' pores.||Call to Prayer||Reaping Rites||100|
|Mussel Flesh Paste Censer||Uncommon||A thicker, smokier smell to mask the stench exuding from priestess' pores.||Memorium||Reaping Rites||120|
|Undying Censer||Rare||A double crucible Censer for an increased provision of incense that keeps burning come hell or high water.||Urashtu Nomad||Self-Banishment||325|
|Infinity Censer||Rare||A double crucible Censer for an increased provision of incense that keeps burning come hell or high water.||Levant Wanderer||Self-Banishment||325|
|Capricornus Censer||Very Rare||Inspired by the symbols of the god of water and mischief, from the horned crucible to the goat liver paste inside, this censer carries a nefarious odor.||Sea-Goat Worshiper||Zealot||400|
|Censer of Expulsion||Very Rare||Filled with tree resin and animal excrement, it's used to purge sickness by causing a heaving, uncontrollable regurgitation.||Priestess of the Damned||Defender of the Faith||400|
|Beeswax Censer||Very Rare||Filled with moist larvae and mushed bee eggs, her censer casted distinct, nauseating fumes.||Dark Devotee||Cult of Anguish||400|
|Putrid Censer||Event||Filled with the putrid nectar she drew from glass vials lying around, creating a new nauseating scent.||Servant of the Serum||Hallowed Catalyst||400|
- Main article: Downloadable Content
The Plague is currently part of 1 DLC package:
- The Plague is the sixth female Killer.
- Unlike most other female Killers, who are slower, she has the default Movement speed of Killers.
- Unlike most Killers and due to her Weapon being a censer swinging from her hand, she uniquely has no weapon-wipe animation.
- The Plague is the oldest Killer in Dead by Daylight, coming from Babylonia (1895-539 BC), a state based in central-southern Mesopotamia, an ancient Kingdom in the region of present-day Iraq.
- She took on the role of High Priestess after the other Priests succumbed to the plague in order to support her city.
- In The Entity's Realm, she shares her home turf with The Huntress in the Red Forest.
- The Incense Burner was jokingly referred to as "The Onion" by the Developers, due to remarks made by the Community on its shape in the first Teaser.
- The Plague is the second Killer with just a first name.
- The Plague is the only Killer to speak an actual (albeit dead) language.
- A gold Tablet inside the Temple is inscribed with Akkadian cuneiform. The inscription consists of five repeating glyphs. The glyphs read as Dingir I-ti-n Sîn, representing "Iddin-Sin", King of the Kingdom of Simurrum, an important city state in Mesopotamia, where Adiris originates from.
- The Plague is the second Killer to break Pallets and damage Generators with her Weapon.
- When cancelling her Vile/Corrupt Purge, The Plague audibly swallows the vomit back down.
- It is speculated that The Plague says the sentence Adda ni ka dingir asar ku me in her Mori animation, which roughly translates to Send them to your mouth, God.
|The Plague ingesting Corruption|
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dingir#/media/File:King_Iddin-Sin_name_inscription.jpg King Iddin-Sin inscription. Retrieved 14 June 2019.
For more go to The Plague's Gallery
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|CHAPTERS IV-VII||CHAPTERS VIII-XI||PARAGRAPH III|
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|The Hillbilly - Max Thompson Jr.||The Hag - Lisa Sherwood||The Cannibal - Bubba Sawyer||The Clown - Jeffrey Hawk||The Plague - Adiris|
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