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The Stain in front of the Trapper.
Dbd-journal-stain.png The first time that I spotted this reddish fire burning on the ground, I thought I had finally reached the doorstep of insanity. But I was wrong. After several encounters with this burning fire, I managed to tie it to the killers. Somehow it gives me hope as one can manage to avoid them if you see this burning warning. Maybe giving me hope is its purpose?
~ Benedict Baker

The Stain is an integral Game Mechanic in Dead by Daylight IconHelp DBDlogo.png.

Overview[edit | edit source]

The Stain, as it was dubbed by Benedict Baker, is an ominous red glow emitted from the head of the Killer IconHelpLoading killer.png, revealing the direction they are facing to to the Survivors IconHelpLoading survivor.png.

Mechanics[edit | edit source]

Visibility[edit | edit source]

Killers can only see The Stain at the beginning of the trial; they cannot see it during the game. Survivors are constantly able to see The Stain on the floor, unless it is hidden by the use of cloaking-Perks or Powers.

The Stain can potentially betray the Killer's position and movement, as Survivors can see it edging out from around corners even if they cannot actually see The Killer themselves yet. A clever Killer can walk backwards or sideways around corners or walls to prevent Survivors from being able to see The Stain this way.

Hiding the Stain[edit | edit source]

There are 5 ways to hide The Stain:

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • It is suspected that the intensity of The Stain is directly linked to the range of the Terror Radius the Killer has, meaning that Killers with a shorter Terror Radius have a fainter Stain and Killers with a larger Terror Radius have a stronger Stain.
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