Sally Smithson

From Dead by Daylight Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
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
NR charSelect portrait.png
Name
Sally Smithson
Gender
Female
Nationality
Ethnicity
Anglo-American
Realm
Crotus Prenn Asylum
Power
Spencer's Last Breath
Weapon
The Bonesaw
Speed
96.25 % | 3.85 m/s
Alt. Speed
333 % | 13.33 m/s (Blink)
Terror Radius
32 metres
Height
Average
DLC
The Last Breath Chapter
Voice Actor
Anais Renevey
Interal reference
Slasher Character 04

Sally Smithson or "The Nurse" is one of 15 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 & 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

NR charPreview.png

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

Icon Name Description
Stridor.gif
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."

Unique to The Nurse until Level 30, at which point its Teachable version can then be learned and taught to the other Killers.

Thanatophobia.gif
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 an action speed penalty of 3/3.5/4 % to a maximum of 12/14/16 %.

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

Unique to The Nurse until Level 35, at which point its Teachable version can then be learned and taught to the other Killers.

ANursesCalling.gif
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."

Unique to The Nurse until Level 40, at which point its Teachable version can then be learned and taught to the other Killers.


Load-out

Weapon: The Bonesaw

Nurse Weapon01.png

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

FulliconPowers breath.png

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
4 Blinks 3.5 seconds
5 Blinks 4 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.
  • Slightly increases the maximum range of the Blink.
  • Slightly decreases the accuracy of the Blink.
FulliconAddon whiteNitComb.png
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.
  • Slightly increases the Blink movement speed.
FulliconAddon tornBookmark.png
Torn Bookmark
Common
A white and pristine piece of ribbon once attached to a sacred book. Once the symbol of a dispute.
  • Adds 1 additional chain Blink.
  • Slightly decreases the maximum range of the Blink.
  • Slightly decreases the Chain Blink Window.
FulliconAddon metalSpoon.png
Metal Spoon
Common
A dull, partially rusted and stained metallic spoon. Confiscated from Room 202's patient, the "Bad Man".
  • Slightly increases the charge speed of the Blink.
FulliconAddon matchbox.png
Matchbox
Common
A matchbox containing an odd collection of mismatched buttons.
  • Slightly increases the Chain Blink Window.
FulliconAddon badManKeepsake.png
Bad Man Keepsake
Common
A rotten molar ripped from the "Bad Man's" cold dead hand.
  • Moderately increases the charge speed of the Blink.
FulliconAddon pocketWatch.png
Pocket Watch
Uncommon
A charred and broken pocket watch with rattling pieces. Taken from Nurse Moris' body.
  • Moderately decreases the fatigue duration of the Blink.
  • Slightly decreases the charge speed of the Blink.
FulliconAddon dullBracelet.png
Dull Bracelet
Uncommon
A worthless piece of jewellery that might have an important significance to someone. Taken from the Anxious Girl's body.
  • Moderately increases the Blink movement speed.
  • Slightly decreases the Blink charge speed.
FulliconAddon darkCincture.png
Dark Cincture
Uncommon
A black rope used as a belt in times of mourning. Taken from Father Campbell's body.
  • Adds 1 additional Chain Blink.
  • Slightly decreases the maximum range of the Blink.
FulliconAddon catatonicBoysTreasure.png
Catatonic Boy's Treasure
Uncommon
A pine-cone which unexpectedly calmed a patient's repetitive movement. Taken from the Catatonic Boy's body.
  • Moderately increases the maximum range of the Blink.
  • Moderately decreases the accuracy of the Blink.
FulliconAddon spasmodicBreath.png
Spasmodic Breath
Rare
The twitchy and tremulous breath stolen from the "Bad Man". Aggressively pulses and jumps at The Nurse's touch.
  • Considerably increases the charge speed of the Blink.
  • Slightly increases the fatigue duration of the Blink.
FulliconAddon heavyPanting.png
Heavy Panting
Rare
The slow and bulging breath stolen from the fat Orderly. Dimly oscillates at The Nurse's touch.
  • Moderately increases the Chain Blink window.
  • Moderately increases the fatigue duration of the Blink.
FulliconAddon fragileWheeze.png
Fragile Wheeze
Rare
The whistling and rattling breath stolen from Father Campbell. Silently curves and bends at The Nurse's touch.
  • Adds 1 additional Chain Blink.
FulliconAddon ataxicRespiration.png
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.
  • Considerably increases the maximum range of the Blink.
  • Considerably decreases the accuracy of the Blink.
FulliconAddon anxiousGasp.png
Anxious Gasp
Rare
The gasp of surprise collected from an Anxious Girl which the Nurse was fond of. Twitches vigorously at The Nurse's touch.
  • Considerably increases the Blink movement speed.
  • Moderately decreases Blink charge speed.
FulliconAddon plaidFlannel.png
Plaid Flannel
Very Rare
A torn piece of red and black plaid flannel. The scrap of fabric imbues The Nurse with devastating focus.
  • Allows you to see the landing area of the Blink.
FulliconAddon kavanaghsLastBreath.png
Kavanagh's Last Breath
Very Rare
A powerful last breath snatched from Crotus Prenn Asylum Orderly Harvey Kavanagh. In the hands of The Nurse, it wobbles with intensity.
  • Moderately increases the Chain Blink Window.
  • Slightly increases the fatigue duration of the Blink.
  • Removes 1 Chain Blink.
FulliconAddon jennersLastBreath.png
Jenner's Last Breath
Very Rare
A powerful last breath snatched from Crotus Prenn Asylum patient Mary Jenner. In the hands of The Nurse, it trembles with intensity.
  • Tremendously increases the Blink movement speed.
  • Moderately decreases the Blink charge speed.
  • Removes 1 Chain Blink.
FulliconAddon campbellsLastBreath.png
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.
  • Adds 2 additional Chain Blinks.
  • Slightly decreases the maximum range of the Blink.
FulliconAddon badMansLastBreath.png
"Bad Man's" Last Breath
Very Rare
A powerful last breath snatched from Crotus Prenn Asylum patient the "Bad Man". In the hands of The Nurse, it jolts with intensity.
  • Tremendously increases the charge speed of the Blink.
  • Slightly increases the fatigue duration of the Blink.
  • Removes 1 Chain Blink.


Achievements

Main article: Achievements

There are currently 3 achievements related to the Nurse.

The value of Console Achievement that differs from the Steam (PC) version of Dead by Daylight is written in 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.
Ach fromTheVoidSheKills.jpg
From The Void She Kills Chain at least 3 Blinks together and interrupt a Survivor IconHelpLoading survivor.png, grabbing them successfully.

Requires any of the following Add-ons 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:

Head Body Weapon

Prestige

  • Prestige I - Bloody Bonesaw (Weapon)
  • Prestige II - Bloody Nurse (Body)
  • Prestige III - Bloody Bag (Head)

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.
  • 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 and The Hag IconHelpLoading hag.png are the only two Killers who break Pallets IconHelp pullDown.png and damage Generators IconHelpLoading generators.png with their hand.
  • The Nurse is one of just two Killers suffering from a unique Game Mechanic, called 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.


Gallery

For more go to the Nurse'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 KS charSelect portrait.png Jeff Johansen MS charSelect portrait.png Jane Romero
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 KK charSelect portrait.png Frank, Julie, Susie, Joey - Legion MK charSelect portrait.png Adiris - Plague
UNSEEN CHARACTERS
Alex Benedict Baker The Entity Vigo and many more...
UNUSED CHARACTERS
The Smasher The Teacher