Rin Yamaoka

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She inherited incredible fury from her ancestors. The wrath that flows through her veins is her legacy. The terrible pain she suffered set it off. Swift and lethal, The Spirit exacts her revenge endlessly.
~ Unknown (Potentially Benedict Baker)
The Spirit
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Rin Yamaoka
Yamaoka Estate
Yamaoka's Haunting
Shattered Katana
110% | 4.4m/s
Alt. Speed
176% | 7.04m/s (Phase Walk)
Terror Radius
24 metres
Shattered Bloodline
Voice Actor
Gabrielle Murphy, Community Manager
Interal reference
Slasher Character 13

Rin Yamaoka or "The Spirit" is one of 14 Killers IconHelpLoading killer.png currently featured in Dead by Daylight IconHelp DBDlogo.png.

She was introduced as the Killer of CHAPTER IX: Shattered Bloodline, a Chapter DLC released on 18 September 2018.


The Spirit is a phase-walking Killer, able to catch Survivors off-guard with her traversal Power, Yamaoka's Haunting. Her Power allows her to teleport from one place to another without being seen.

Her personal Perks, Spirit Fury IconPerks spiritFury.png, Hex: Haunted Ground IconPerks hexHauntedGround.png & Rancor IconPerks rancor.png, give her tools to observe and bait Survivors, and deal with obstacles directly in her path.

She inherited incredible fury from her ancestors. The wrath that flows through her veins is her legacy. The terrible pain she suffered set it off. Swift and lethal, The Spirit exacts her revenge endlessly.

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


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Rin was the only child of the Yamaoka family. She was raised in the dusty halls of a traditional house in Kagawa. She studied Education at Takamatsu, a private university, which weighed heavily on her family's shaky finances. Her mother got ill that year and the bills started piling up. Rin worked part-time in a futile attempt to help lighten the load.

Her father faced a debt that grew without end. He started working double-shifts in hopes of obtaining a promotion. That's when he started losing sleep. A dark whisper would keep him awake all night, reminding him of his hopeless situation. Exhausted, he started to lose grasp of reality. Fighting to deny what the voice whispered at night, Rin's father made a desperate move. He met with his superior and explained his situation. He begged for a bonus, an advance, time-off---anything.

His request was denied. The company had launched a defective production line that was costing them dearly. Someone had to be held accountable and Rin's father fitted the bill perfectly. He was fired after twenty-two years of service.

That evening, Rin came home from work. She'd stayed late to entertain customers that lingered at the restaurant. As she parked her bike in the shed, she heard her mother's scream the house.

She rushed in, climbing up the stairs to her parents' room. There she found bits and pieces of her mother on the floor. Her limbs were clean-cut, tangled up in an unnatural position. Her breasts were sliced up, revealing her rib cage, which was cracked open. Rin gagged.

A sharp Katana came crashing down. Rin blocked the blade, which bit into her bare forearm. The shock of recognition interrupted her pain: her father was wielding the Katana with a stoic expression. She cried out to make him stop, but he slashed her arm again.

She rushed off and slid on the blood-smeared floor. Using the door frame as support, she raised herself up. The Katana ripped through the wall, cleaving her other arm. She screamed in pain as she limped into the hallway, only to be met by her father's blade.

She stepped back, trembling, as she held together the soft loose flesh of her abdomen. Images of her mother's tangled limbs flashed before her eyes.

Rin charged at her father, making him stumble back. He punched her torn abdomen and she recoiled in pain. As she struggled to get back up, he slashed her thigh, making her collapse on the floor.

As she crawled towards the stairs, he grabbed her hair and yanked her against a partition. The glass shattered on impact and she fell through, landing one floor down.

She heard footsteps somewhere above her. With effort, she moved, worming her way into a sea of broken glass. The shards gnawed at her, ripping her flesh. He had to be stopped. He would not get away with what he'd done to her--with what he'd done to her mother.

Coughing up blood, her chin grazed the glass, adding to the bleeding. A low-pitched heartbeat started to ring in her ears. Her body felt so heavy she could no longer move.

The ground shook with her father's footsteps. She knew she was not going to make it, but she no longer cared. She would make him pay, in this life or the next.

A dark Fog slowly veiled her eyes, but it could not subdue her rage. She would not rest--not yet. The darkness whispered, promising blood and revenge.

An oath was made and Rin closed her eyes.

The Spirit's Perks

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

  • Spirit Fury - Level 30
  • Hex: Haunted Ground - Level 35
  • Rancor - Level 40

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

Icon Name Description
Spirit Fury

Each Pallet IconHelp pullDown.png you break magnifies the wrath of The Entity IconHelp entity.png.

After breaking 4/3/2 Pallets, the next time you are stunned by a Pallet, The Entity will instantly break it. You still suffer from the stun effect penalty.

"Fury is her blood."

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

Hex: Haunted Ground

Two trapped Hex Totems will spawn in the Trial.

When one of the two trapped Hex Totems is cleansed by a Survivor IconHelpLoading survivor.png, all Survivors suffer from the Exposed IconStatusEffects exposed.png Status Effect for 40/50/60 seconds.

The remaining trapped Hex Totem IconHelpLoading totem.png immediately becomes a Dull Totem.

"Her home became profane."

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


You become obsessed with one Survivor.

Each time a Generator IconHelpLoading generators.png is completed, the Obsession sees your Aura IconHelp auras.png for 5/4/3 seconds.

Each time a Generator is completed, all Survivors' locations are revealed to you for 3 seconds.

Once all Generators are completed, the Obsession has the Exposed IconStatusEffects exposed.png Status Effect and the Killer can kill the Obsession.

Only one Obsession IconHelp obsession.png per trial.

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


Weapon: Shattered Katana

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A single-edged straight sword handed down from generation to generation. The blade shattered after spilling the blood of her kin.

Power: Yamaoka's Haunting

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Yamaoka is the name she carries from her ancestors, who unleashed hell on the battlefield. The Spirit draws her power from their wrath, haunting the living as retribution for her suffering.

The Spirit can use her Power, Yamaoka's Haunting, to enter an ethereal plane and reappear at a new location.

  • Tap and hold the Power button to charge. The Spirit will depart her physical body, leaving behind a stationary "Husk".

While Yamaoka's Haunting is active:

  • The Spirit may traverse freely to a new location, moving at a faster rate for a short duration (5 seconds). She is still confined to movement within the physical environments and surroundings.
  • The Spirit leaves the physical plane, losing sight of all Survivors. She can, however, still sense the Scratch Marks they leave in the environment.
  • The Spirit will produce an audible cue at her current location.
  • Once the Power has ended, The Spirit retains her speed boost for a brief moment and her Husk fades away.

Using Yamaoka's Haunting depletes The Spirit's Power bar. The Power bar will automatically replenish over time (15 seconds). The Power bar must be fully replenished before it can be triggered again.

Power Trivia

  • Survivors within the Terror Radius of the Husk will not hear the phasing sound. Survivors outside of that range will hear the sound, but be unable to determine its direction.
  • Survivor will not hear The Spirit's breathing sound during a phase-walk.
  • The Spirit can still hear any sounds the Survivors produce, be that from interactions with Props or sounds in general.
  • The Spirit can see the invisible Survivors' effects on the environment, such as grass or corn moving.
  • Yamaoka's Haunting affects Perks in different ways based on the fact that The Spirit basically exists in two places at the same time whenever she is phase-walking.
    • Spine Chill IconPerks spineChill.png will activate based on The Spirit's physical location and not her Husk's location.
    • Perks affected by The Spirit's Terror Radius, such as Diversion IconPerks diversion.png and Stake Out IconPerks stakeOut.png, are activated by the Terror Radius of both her Husk and her ethereal form.
    • Perks that reveal The Spirit's Aura will reveal her Husk and not her ethereal form.
  • The Spirit cannot see Auras while in her ethereal form. However, she still receives loud noise notifications.

Add-ons for Yamaoka's Haunting

Icon Name Stacks? Rarity Description
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A comfortable pair of flat sandals that can easily be slipped on and off.
  • Slightly increases Yamaoka's Haunting movement speed.
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Shiawase Amulet
A Talisman that makes one happy and enthusiastic.
  • Slightly increases Yamaoka's Haunting duration.
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Origami Crane
One of the one thousand orizuru for your wish to come true.
  • Slightly increases Yamaoka's Haunting power recovery.
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Gifted Bamboo Comb
A narrow tooth bamboo comb to gently untangle dishevelled hair.
  • Slightly decreases Yamaoka's Haunting activation charge time.
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White Hair Ribbon
A silken bow to tame wild hair.
  • Moderately decreases Yamaoka's Haunting activation charge time.
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Rin's Broken Watch
A wristwatch with a shattered glass. The name "Rin" is scribbled on the wristband.
  • Moderately increases Yamaoka's Haunting power recovery.
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Muddy Sports Day Cap
A muddy sport cap with a High School logo. Identified with a sewn name tag to "Rin".
  • Moderately increases Yamaoka's Haunting movement speed.
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Kaiun Talisman
A Talisman to get luck on your side.
  • Moderately increases Yamaoka's Haunting duration.
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Juniper Bonsai
Dark blue-green foliage bonsai tree. Once the symbol of Yamaoka family tradition.
  • Slightly increases the frequency of the passive phasing.
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Rusty Flute
A rusty transverse flute with a haunting sound.
  • Considerably increases Yamaoka's Haunting power recovery.
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Katsumori Talisman
A Talisman that brings swift success.
  • Considerably increases Yamaoka's Haunting duration.
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Katana Tsuba
The handguard of an ancestral blade. Crafted for the Yamaoka family.
  • Slightly increases Yamaoka's Haunting reappearance duration.
  • Slightly increases Yamaoka's Haunting reappearance movement speed.
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Dirty Uwabaki
A handy pair of indoor shoes.
  • Considerably increases Yamaoka's Haunting movement speed.
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Bloody Hair Brooch
A hair brooch crusted with dried blood.
  • Considerably decreases Yamaoka's Haunting activation charge time.
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Yakuyoke Amulet
Very Rare
A powerful Talisman to protect your endeavours from being hindered by suspicious circumstances.
  • Moderately increases Yamaoka's Haunting duration.
  • Moderately increases Yamaoka's Haunting movement speed.
  • Moderately increases Yamaoka's Haunting power recovery.
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Wakizashi Saya
Very Rare
The scabbard of an ancestral blade. Once crafted for the Yamaoka family.
  • Moderately increases Yamaoka's Haunting reappearance duration.
  • Moderately increases Yamaoka's Haunting reappearance movement speed.
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Prayer Beads Bracelet
Very Rare
A powerful bracelet that reads a sacred mantra.
  • Removes phasing sound emission while using Yamaoka's Haunting.
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Dried Cherry Blossom
Very Rare
A crumbling, dried cherry flower. Once the symbol of mortality.
  • Slightly increases the passive phasing duration.
  • Slightly increases the frequency of passive phasing.
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Mother-Daughter Ring
Ultra Rare
A silver ring engraved with "for my precious daughter".
  • Tremendously increases Yamaoka's Haunting movement speed.
  • Scratch Marks no longer visible while using Yamaoka's Haunting.
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Father's Glasses
Ultra Rare
A pair of dad glasses that belonged to an overworked salary man.
  • Survivor blood trails are visible while using Yamaoka's Haunting.


Main article: Achievements

There are currently 2 Achievements related to The Spirit.

Icon Name Description
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Adept Spirit Achieve a Merciless Victory with The Spirit IconHelpLoading spirit.png using only her Unique Perks: Spirit Fury IconPerks spiritFury.png, Hex: Haunted Ground IconPerks hexHauntedGround.png & Rancor IconPerks rancor.png.
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Conniption With The Spirit IconHelpLoading spirit.png, use Yamaoka's Haunting to down a total of 30 Survivors IconHelpLoading survivor.png


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

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

The Spirit's attire includes:

Head Body Weapon


  • Prestige I - Bloody Katana (Weapon)
  • Prestige II - Bloody Sarashi (Body)
  • Prestige III - Bloody Spirit (Head)


Main article: Downloadable Content

The Spirit is currently part of 1 DLC package:

Available DLC


  • The Spirit is the fifth female killer.
  • The Entity IconHelp entity.png originally chose Rin's father as a new Killer.
    • During the confrontation between Rin and her father, The Entity sensed greater potential in Rin's rage over her father's despair and decided to choose her instead to become a new Killer.
  • The Spirit occasionally performs a passive phase, leaving a trail of "still images" behind her, confusing Survivors about her movement.
  • The Spirit is one of 1 Killers with glowing, potentially Entity-touched eyes.
  • The Spirit is the only Killer to break Pallets IconHelp pullDown.png and damage Generators IconHelpLoading generators.png with her Weapon.
    • The Nurse IconHelpLoading nurse.png and The Hag IconHelpLoading hag.png perform those actions with their hands. Since The Hag's hand is also her Weapon, she technically falls into both Categories, but is usually accounted for as using her hand.
  • In the Teaser First Cut, The Spirit is voiced by Isabelle Mocquard.
    • In the Game, The Spirit is voiced by Gabrielle Murphy, also known as the Community Manager not_Queen.
  • The Spirit is one of only two Killers featuring a range of facial expressions, the other being The Clown IconHelpLoading clown.png.
    • The Developers programmed a special facial rig that is unique to her.
    • Thus she can show a very wide range of emotions.
  • In a stream show-casing the development of The Spirit, it was mentioned that she cost the developers about 30,000 Dollars to create.


For more go to The Spirit'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
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
General Lore
Alex Benedict Baker The Entity Vigo
Affiliated to Evan MacMillan - The Trapper
Archie MacMillan
Affiliated to Philip Ojomo - The Wraith
A. Azarov
Affiliated to Max Thompson Jr. - The Hillbilly
Evelyn Thompson Max Thompson Sr.
Affiliated to Sally Smithson - The Nurse
Andrew Smithson The "Anxious Girl" The "Bad Man" The "Catatonic Boy" Father Campbell Harvey Kavanagh
Mary Jenner (a.k.a The "Anxious Girl") Nurse Moris Patrick Spencer Philip Elliott
Affiliated to Michael Myers - The Shape
Dr. Sam Loomis Cynthia Myers (a.k.a. Laurie Strode) Judith M. Myers
Affiliated to Herman Carter - The Doctor
Otto Stamper
Affiliated to Anna - The Huntress
Anna's Mother
Affiliated to Junior Sawyer - The Cannibal
Drayton Sawyer Franklin Hardesty Nubbins Sawyer Sally Hardesty
Affiliated to Freddy Krueger - The Nightmare
Nancy Holbrook
Affiliated to Amanda Young - The Pig
Cecil Adams Gideon John Kramer Jill Tuck John Kramer
Affiliated to Jeffrey Hawk - The Clown
Kenneth's Parents
Affiliated to Rin Yamaoka - The Spirit
Rin's Parents
Behaviour Staff / Forum Moderators
Aizeyu Andy Clyde Donna Dylan Murf
Nikki Sassy Sujan
The Smasher The Teacher