Shape

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Something, or rather someone, is here now. I’ve never seen this...Shape before. A man hiding behind a mask. He comes with a determination. But more worrying, he comes with an apparent grasp of the hunt. He does not strike me as someone who even went unwillingly to this place. Is there more to this being than I can fathom?
~ Unknown (Potentially Benedict Baker)

Michael Myers or "The Shape" is one of 8 Killers in Dead by Daylight.

He was featured as a part of the "Halloween" Chapter.

He originates from the 1978 horror movie franchise with the same name, Halloween.
The Shape

Background[edit | edit source]

Some humans are simply bad seeds. Seeds infused with a distilled and pure form of evil. Michael Myers is one of those seeds. He had no issues with causing the pain of others. Instead, it was exactly what he sought. But even life can be tough on those with minds filled with terror. The difference is just how one goes about to solve those problems. For Michael, he had to kill to find some inner peace. As he took his sister’s life, the police found a silent boy dressed as a clown at the scene.

When one stumbles upon a growing fire, one does not pour gasoline on it. But this was an action taken by officials that had no idea how it would shape this demon in the boy’s body. Sending Michael to a mental institution was a feeble attempt to save the child. Unsuccessful therapy and nightly screams just made him even more introverted and deranged. People hoped that Michael Myers would end up a parenthesis, soon to be forgotten and buried, a failure that soon were to rot away. But then...he escaped.

Shape's Perks[edit | edit source]

These are perks which start off only appearing in the Shape's Bloodweb. After achieving level 30, teachable versions of these perks can be found:

  • Save The Best For Last - level 30
  • Play With Your Food - level 35
  • Dying Light - level 40

If obtained other Killers are able to find the Shape's perks in their Bloodwebs from that point on.

The Killer’s perks are focused around “obsession;” just like Michael Myers is obsessed with killing, the Killer picks a survivor, and tags him/her as his “obsession”. The killer only receives one obsession per match.

Icon Name Description
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Save The Best For Last

You become obsessed with one Survivor. As long as your Obsession is alive, after being in a chase for 20 seconds the cooldown for your next successful attack is decreased by 30/35/40 %. Your successful attack cooldown remains active for 5 seconds seconds after a chase. Re-initialising a chase before the 5 seconds have lapsed will reset the successful attack cooldown timer. Only one Obsession per match.

"Death has come to your little town, sheriff." - Dr. Sam Loomis

Unique to Shape until level 30, which its Teachable version can then be learned and taught to the other Killers.

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Play With Your Food

You become obsessed with one Survivor. Every time you chase your Obsession and let them escape, you receive a Token up to a maximum of 3 Tokens. Each Token increases your movement speed by 3/4/5 %. Each offensive action spends one Token. Only one Obsession per match.

"You've fooled them, haven't you Michael? But not me." - Dr. Sam Loomis

Unique to Shape until level 35, which its Teachable version can then be learned and taught to the other Killers.

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Dying Light

You become obsessed with one Survivor. Your Obsession's altruistic action speed is increased by 38/44/50 %. Once the Obsession is killed or sacrificed, every other Survivor gets a penalty of 19/22/25 % to repair, healing and sabotage speed. Only one Obsession per match.

"This isn't a man..." - Dr. Sam Loomis

Unique to Shape until level 40, which its Teachable version can then be learned and taught to the other Killers.

Load-out[edit | edit source]

Kitchen Knife[edit | edit source]

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The Kitchen Knife is the Shape's primary weapon. An oversized blade with devastatingly sharp edges.

  • If he gets a successful hit on a Survivor, he'll stare at his knife for little while.
  • While in Evil Within III, he'll hold his knife upside down.

Evil Within[edit | edit source]

His special ability is "Evil Within", a 3-phase gauge which affects the Shape's ability to hunt differently for each respective phase. The Shape can stalk survivors, which fills up his current Evil Within phase. The Shape gains pure benefit from going up Evil Within stages, with the exception of his terror radius, which increases for each stage. Any survivors currently being stalked will be highlighted brightly, and more than one survivor can be stalked at once. Survivors that are hiding in foliage (corn, grass, shrubs, etc.) or are breaking line of sight will either delay or stop the Shape from gaining any points from stalking them.

Evil Within Tier Description
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  • Moderately reduced Terror Radius.
  • Normal movement speed.
  • Normal lunge.
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  • Normal Terror Radius.
  • Normal movement speed.
  • Slightly increased lunge.
  • Slightly increased vaulting speed.
  • Attacks deal double damage.
    • Lasts for 60 seconds (default).

Upon reaching Tier II, the Shape can never fall back to Tier I. Survivors that are high, running low, or are out of Evil Within charges are marked with white, pink, and red auras respectively.

Evil Within Add-ons[edit | edit source]

Icon Name Stacks? Tinkerer? Rarity Description
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Tacky Earrings
Yes
No
Common
A very cheap piece of jewelry made from plastic. Painted to resemble precious material.
  • Slightly increases movement speed while stalking.
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Boyfriend's Memo
No
No
Common
A "romantic", if slightly sleazy, note left around to draw the attention of a female lover.
  • Slightly increases the lunge of Evil Within I.

"The note is signed: D."

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Blond Hair
No
No
Common
A single slightly wavy blond hair.
  • Slightly increases the duration of Evil Within III.
  • Slightly increases the amount of evil required to reach Evil Within III.
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Reflective Fragment
No
No
Uncommon
A tiny piece of a highly reflective material most probably from a broken mirror.
  • Evil Within II reveals the aura of Survivors who have been stalked for at least 1 second.
  • Aura stays visible for a duration of 2 seconds.
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Memorial Flower
No
Yes
Uncommon
A partially faded and dried pink larkspur picked up from a gravestone.
  • Slightly increases the rate at which evil is gained when stalking a Survivor.
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Jewelry
Yes
No
Uncommon
A large necklace made of beads an inexpensive metals. One of Judith's favourites.
  • Moderately increases movement speed while stalking.
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Hair Brush
No
No
Uncommon
A nylon bristle brush used to add body and softness to hair.
  • Moderately increases the duration of Evil Within III.
  • Slightly increases the amount of evil required to reach Evil Within III.
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Glass Fragment
No
No
Uncommon
A tiny piece of tinted glass, probably from a broken object. It is impossible to determine its origin.
  • Evil Within I reveals the aura of Survivors who have been stalked for at least 1 second.
  • Aura stays visible for a duration of 2 seconds.
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Dead Rabbit
No
No
Uncommon
A grey rabbit which has been opened from neck to tail.
  • Moderately decreases the Terror Radius of Evil Within II.
  • Moderately increases the Terror Radius of Evil Within III.
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Mirror Shard
No
No
Rare
A large and sharp piece of a broken mirror.
  • Evil Within II reveals the aura of Survivors who have been stalked for at least 1 second.
  • Aura stays visible for a duration of 5 seconds.
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Judith's Journal
No
Yes
Rare
A journal identified as owned by Judith M. Myers. Most of the pages are defaced with frightening and disturbing drawings.
  • You become obsessed with one Survivor.
  • Considerably increases the rate at which evil is gained when stalking your Obsession.
  • Only one Obsession per match.
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Jewelry Box
Yes
No
Rare
A barren wooden box in which vanity items were once stored.
  • Considerably increases movement speed while stalking.
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J. Myers Memorial
No
Yes
Rare
A glossy page ripped from the 1965 Haddonfield High School yearbook, one dedicated to the memory of Judith Myers.
  • Moderately increases the rate at which evil is gained when stalking a Survivor.
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Hair Bow
No
No
Rare
A blue tartan ribbon used to tie hair.
  • Considerably increases the duration of Evil Within III.
  • Slightly increases the amount of evil required to reach Evil Within III.
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Vanity Mirror
No
No
Very Rare
A standing portable vanity mirror in perfect condition except for a fine layer of dust and face powder covering it.
  • Evil Within II reveals Survivors' auras when stalking within a 16 meter range.
  • Evil Within cannot progress past TIER II.
  • Slightly reduces movement speed.
  • For each Hit Score Event, grant 100% Bloodpoints for the Hit Score Event in the Brutality category and an additional 150% Bloodpoints in the Deviousness category.
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Tombstone Piece
No
No
Very Rare
A fist-sized granite piece taken from a broken tombstone.
  • Kill healthy or injured Survivors with Evil Within III.
  • Disables the ability to stalk with Evil Within III.
  • Killing a Survivor considerably drains the power of Evil Within.
  • Considerably increases the amount of evil required to reach Evil Within III.

Note: Tombstone Piece does not stack with Fragrant Tuft of Hair.

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Scratched Mirror
No
No
Very Rare
A standing portable vanity mirror which has been violently scratched with a sharp metallic object.
  • Evil Within I reveals Survivors' auras when stalking within a 32 meter range.
  • Evil Within cannot progress past TIER I.
  • For each Hit Score Event, grant 100% Bloodpoints for the Hit Score Event in the Brutality category and an additional 200% Bloodpoints in the Deviousness category.
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Lock of Hair
No
No
Very Rare
A cut lock of blond hair bunched with a black elastic.
  • Tremendously increases the duration of Evil Within III.
  • Moderately increases the amount of evil required to reach Evil Within III.
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Judith's Tombstone
No
No
Ultra Rare
A large and heavy granite tombstone stolen from Mt. Sinclair cemetery, belonging to Judith Myers.
  • Unlocks the ability to kill healthy or injured Survivors with Evil Within III.
  • Disables the ability to stalk with Evil Within III.
  • Tremendously increases the amount of evil required to reach Evil Within III.
  • Moderately decreases movement speed.

"Here lies our beloved daughter."

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Fragrant Tuft of Hair
No
No
Ultra Rare
A tuft of blond hair which was forcefully torn off someone's scalp. Releases hints of feminine floral fragrance.
  • Unlimited duration of Evil Within III.
  • Tremendously increases the amount of evil required to reach Evil Within III.

Achievements[edit | edit source]

Main article: Achievements

There are currently 3 achievements related to the Shape.

Icon Name Description
Ach adeptShape.jpg Adept Shape Achieve a merciless victory with The Shape using only his 3 unique perks.
Ach theManBehindTheBush.jpg The man behind the bush With The Shape stalk for a total of 300 power tier increase
Ach evilIncarnate.jpg Evil Incarnate Kill all 4 survivors with the TIER III Evil Within

Customization[edit | edit source]

Players can customize their character by choosing one outfit style from each category. Blood-stained attire is obtained after the Shape reaches level 50 and prestiges.
The Shape's attire includes:

Head Body Weapon

DLC[edit | edit source]

Main article: Downloadable Content

The Shape is currently part of 1 DLC package:

Available DLC[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Shape's middle name is Audrey.
    • His full name is thus Micheal Audrey Myers
  • The Shape is the first Killer to be introduced as paid DLC.
  • The Shape is the first killer in a paid DLC that can be accessed without paying - using the Black Splinter offering.
  • Michael Myers was the murderer featured In the Halloween horror franchise. In the first movie, he kills his older sister and is sent to a mental hospital for almost two decades before escaping, only to return to his hometown on Halloween night and begin hunting the friends and family of Laurie Strode.
  • Michael's in-game name is a reference to the original 1978 movie. During the credits, the role of "Michael Myers" is instead credited as "The Shape."
  • The Shape's Stain is invisible at Evil Within I.
  • The Shape is the only killer with the ability to vault through windows faster than any other Killer, to the point of being only slightly slower than a fast vault of a Survivor.
  • The music that plays when The Shape reaches Evil Within III is from the movie Halloween.
    • When Survivors are being stalked by the Shape when he is close to the next Evil Within tier, Survivors will hear a remade version of The Hedge, which incidentally plays in the movie whilst the protagonist Laurie Strode is being stalked.
    • Whenever The Shape changes tiers of Evil Within, a small tune following the Halloween main theme plays through the whole map. It is also the only audio indication of a Killer's power that does not get altered relative to distance, ( i.e. The Nurse's muffled screeches upon blinking far away.)
    • The terror radius music that survivors hear when near the Shape is a remake of the original Halloween track, The Hanger. The in-game track is unreleased and unobtainable from the game files.
  • The Shape has a much smaller terror radius than the other killers, depending on his ability tier.
  • The Shape has a small animated trail behind his knife when he swings.
  • In Evil Within I and II, The Shape holds his knife to his side, whereas in Evil Within III, he holds his knife up to his shoulder with the blade pointing outwards.
  • In Evil Within III, The Shape's knife is in the way of the Stain, and occasionally reflects its red light.
  • The Shape's breathing is slightly different to how it is heard in the original film.
  • The Shape's Memento Mori is possibly a reference to how he kills people in the original film, as he often grabs people by the neck and either stabs them or simply suffocates them.
  • The Shape, in terms of appearance, is the cleanest Killer apart from a blood stain on his left shoulder and on his knife..
  • The Shape is one of the two Killers that can instantly put Survivors in dying state without any Perks or Add-ons. The other Killer is the Hillbilly.
  • The Shape is the one of the few killers whose customizable head is not named after the killer's first name (the other being the Nurse.)
  • The Shape is the second Killer to wear face masks.
  • The Shape is one of 5 Killers without glowing eyes, the others being the Trapper, the Nurse, the Hag and the Huntress.
    • His left eye can be seen through his mask in the menu.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • If you are stalking survivors and you are nearing the limit for your current Evil Within tier, all survivors being stalked will hear an eerie audio cue a few seconds before the tier ascends.
  • It is practically impossible for every survivor to hide from you well enough to the point where you cannot stalk them enough to get Evil Within II. However, they will do their best to slow it down and make it as difficult as possible.
  • When in Evil Within I, your terror radius may be minuscule but your breathing can be heard well before it. Stalking survivors from a distance is advised as many decent players will simply run or hide whenever they hear your breathing.
  • Note that in Coldwind Farms, the corn will shield survivors from stalking, even if they are visible normally. An exception is if you stalk from a highland, and a survivor is not crouched - they will be always visible in any nearby corn field.
  • Note that you can "stock" on Evil Within. Essentially, you can leave Evil Within II on 99% and you will have a full Evil Within III to use on the instance you see a survivor.
  • Many decent players will be extremely paranoid upon starting a match, in the case the killer is The Shape. A way to mitigate this is to stalk survivors behind cover, or on high places. Such examples are behind trees, on top of hills, on top of buildings, etc. Though it won't guarantee to stop them from noticing you, it is far better compared to walking up to a fairly close distance and watching them out in the open.
  • The Shape is ironically one of the easiest killers to spot, as his near fluorescent white mask is very distinguishable.
  • Survivors often try to hide behind pull-downs, but you can still stalk them.
  • When stalking, your vision is severely tunneled and your movement speed is also slower.
  • The Wraith's unique teachable Perk Shadowborn will increase your field of view, making stalking slightly easier.
  • The Doctor's unique teachable Perk Monitor & Abuse will increase your field of view when you are not in a chase, making stalking slightly easier. It will also reduce the terror radius in that situation, making sneaking up very easy.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

For more go to Shape's Gallery
SURVIVORS
IconChar claudette.png Claudette Morel IconChar dwight.png Dwight Fairfield IconChar jake.png Jake Park IconChar meg.png Meg Thomas IconChar nea2.png Nea Karlsson Laurie Strode.png Laurie Strode
AV charSelect portrait2.png Ace Visconti BO charSelect portrait.png William "Bill" Overbeck FM charSelect portrait.png Feng Min DK charSelect portrait2.png David King
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KILLERS
IconChar theTrapper.png Evan MacMillan - Trapper IconChar theWraith.png Philip Ojomo - Wraith IconChar theCrooked.png Max Thompson Jr. - Hillbilly IconChar theNurse2.png Sally Smithson - Nurse SH charSelect portrait2.png Michael Myers - Shape IconChar hag2.png Lisa Sherwood - Hag
DO charSelect portrait.png Herman Carter - Doctor BE charSelect portrait2.png Anna - Huntress
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UNSEEN CHARACTERS
A. Azarov Alex Andrew Smithson Anna's Mother The "Anxious Girl" Archie MacMillan
The "Bad Man" Benedict Baker The "Catatonic Boy" Clyde Donna Dr. Sam Loomis
The Entity Evelyn Thompson Father Campbell Harvey Kavanagh Judith M. Myers Max Thompson Sr.
Mary Jenner Mr. Stamper Nurse Moris Murf Patrick Spencer Sujan
Vigo
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UNUSED CHARACTERS
Teacher