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Status HUD

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Status HUD is an information system featured in Dead by Daylight IconHelp DBDlogo.png.


The Status HUD indicates to the Players how they are currently affected by Perks IconHelp perks.png, Add-ons IconHelp addons.png and in-game mechanics.

It consists of three sub-systems: Perk Effects, Status Effects and Proficiency Indicators.
The latter two were implemented with Patch 1.5.0.

Status Effects

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Status Effects show whenever a Survivor is affected by a special effect or affliction, indicated by a corresponding icon above the Perk diamond.
The icon's colour will reflect whether it is a buff or a debuff.

Tiered Status Effects feature chevrons on the icon. The more chevrons a Status Effect shows, the stronger is its effect.
There are currently just two tiered Status Effects: Bloodlust IconHelp bloodlust.png and Madness IconStatusEffects madness.png.


IconStatusEffects vision.png The Blindness Status Effect impairs all Aura-reading abilities of Survivors, temporarily disabling them.

The following inflicts the Blindness Status Effect:


For more details on Bloodlust, please refer to its Article.
IconStatusEffects bloodLust.png The Bloodlust Status Effect increasingly boosts the Killer's Movement speed in a prolonged Chase.


IconStatusEffects broken.png Survivors affected by the Broken Status Effect are heavily wounded and unable to heal back to the Healthy State.

The following inflicts the Broken Status Effect:


IconStatusEffects cursed.png The Cursed Status Effect indicates an active Hex Perk affecting the Survivors.
Cleansing a Hex Totem IconHelpLoading totem.png will dispel its curse.

The following inflicts the Cursed Status Effect:

Deep Wound

For more details on Deep Wound, please refer to the Health State Article.
IconStatusEffects deepWound.png Survivors affected by the Deep Wound Status Effect are heavily damaged and getting closer to the Dying State IconHelp dying.png.

The following inflicts the Deep Wound Status Effect:


IconStatusEffects endurance.png Survivors affected by the Endurance' Status Effect are temporarily hardened and can resist a hit.
Upon being hit, the Survivor will be outlined by a white Aura, indicating the Status Effect to the Killer.

The following inflicts the Endurance Status Effect:


IconStatusEffects exhausted.png The Exhausted Status Effect prevents Survivors from chaining Exhaustion Perks, putting them all on a shared cool-down.

The following inflicts the Exhausted Status Effect:


IconStatusEffects exposed.png The Exposed Status Effect puts Survivors in great peril, allowing the Killer to deal double-damage with their Basic Attack.

The following inflicts the Exposed Status Effect:


IconStatusEffects haste.png The Haste Status Effect temporarily boosts the Survivor's Movement speed.

The following inflicts the Haste Status Effect:


For more details on Bleeding, please refer to its Article.
IconStatusEffects bleeding.png Survivors affected by the Haemorrhage Status Effect are bleeding profusely, making it easier for Killers to track them.

The following inflicts the Haemorrhage Status Effect:


IconStatusEffects hindered.png The Hindered Status Effect temporarily impairs the Survivor's Movement speed.

The following inflicts the Hindered Status Effect:


For more details on Madness, please refer to its Article.
IconStatusEffects madness.png The Madness Status Effect, used exclusively by The Doctor IconHelpLoading doctor.png, impairs the Survivor's sanity, increasingly affecting them with various Afflictions, depending on the Add-on(s) The Doctor is using.

The following inflicts the Madness Status Effect:


IconStatusEffects mangled.png The Mangled Status Effect slows the speed at which the affected Survivor can be healed by 20 %.

The following inflicts the Mangled Status Effect:


IconStatusEffects oblivious.png Survivors affected by the Oblivious Status Effect are oblivious to the Killer's whereabouts, cloaking their Terror Radius.
  • Survivors do not hear a heartbeat inside the Terror Radius.
  • Perks relying on the Terror Radius to activate will not trigger.

The following inflicts the Oblivious Status Effect:


IconStatusEffects undetectable.png The Undetectable Status Effect activates the Killer's stealth mechanics.
  • Disables the Terror Radius.
  • Disables the Red Stain.
  • Blocks Survivors from reading the Killer's Aura IconHelp auras.png.
  • Disables the jump-scare SFX upon starting to move from being stationary.
  • Enables the smokey screen VFX, indicating stealth.

The following inflicts the Undetectable Status Effect:

Proficiency Indicators

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Proficiency Indicators indicate to Survivors how various effects from either their own or someone else's Add-ons, Perks, Offerings, etc. affect their performance at the interaction they are currently performing, by showing corresponding icons above the progress bar and colour the bar itself accordingly. Unlike Status Effects, Proficiency Indicators are not inherently a buff or a debuff in effect, but can be either, indicated by the colour of the icon and the progress bar.


IconStatusEffects luck.png The Chance Proficiency Indicator works alongside the Luck mechanic and indicates whether the action the Player is currently performing has a higher or lower chance at succeeding.
  • Only applies to actions that have the possibility to fail, such as escaping from Bear Traps IconPowers trap.png and self-unhooking from a Hook IconHelpLoading hook.png.

The following displays the Chance Proficiency Indicator:


IconStatusEffects luck.png The Efficiency Proficiency Indicator indicates whether an Item's current Consumption rate is increased or decreased.
  • This Proficiency Indicator was originally known as "Expertise".

The following displays the Efficiency Proficiency Indicator:


IconStatusEffects healing.png The Healing Proficiency Indicator indicates whether a Player's Healing speed is increased or decreased.

The following displays the Healing Proficiency Indicator:

  • To be completed

Progression speed

IconStatusEffects progressionSpeed.png The Progression speed Proficiency Indicator indicates whether a Player's Progression speed in an action is increased or decreased.

The following displays the Repairing Proficiency Indicator:

  • To be completed


IconStatusEffects repairing.png The Repairing Proficiency Indicator indicates whether a Player's Repair speed is increased or decreased.

The following displays the Repairing Proficiency Indicator:

  • To be completed


IconStatusEffects sabotaging.png The Sabotaging Proficiency Indicator indicates whether a Player's Sabotage speed is increased or decreased.

The following displays the Sabotaging Proficiency Indicator:

  • To be completed

Skill Check Difficulty

IconStatusEffects skillCheckDifficulty.png The Skill Check Difficulty Proficiency Indicator indicates whether a skilful action's success zone is increased or reduced.

The following displays the Skill Check Difficulty Proficiency Indicator:

  • To be completed

Skill Check Probability

IconStatusEffects skillCheckProbability.png The Skill Check Probability Proficiency Indicator indicates whether a skilful action has a higher or lower chance to trigger a Skill Check IconHelp skillChecks.png.

The following displays the Skill Check Probability Proficiency Indicator:

  • To be completed

Perk Effects System

The so-called Perk Effects System was the precursor to the Status HUD used prior to Patch 1.5.0. It displayed all HUD information in regards to Perks and Add-ons affecting Survivors and Killers.

If a Perk or an Add-on affected the Player, it would show that Unlockable's icon displayed on top of either a turquoise (buff) or a red (de-buff) background (see below), indicating to the Player that they were either positively or negatively affected by said Unlockable. What effect the Unlockable had on the Player could not be conveyed by that system and relied on the Players recognising the Unlockable by its icon and remembering its effects.

This system was deemed to not be very user-friendly for newcomers or inexperienced Players, and even seasoned Players had trouble recognising and remembering all icons and effects. It has since been partially replaced by the Status HUD System, which uses the Status Effect and Proficiency Indicator icons alongside a coloured-progress bar to indicate an Unlockable's effect.

The old system is still in use for Perks and Add-ons that have effects that do not use either of the new indicator systems (i.e. We'll Make It IconPerks wellMakeIt.png indicating to the rescued Survivor that their rescuer has the Perk equipped).


Buff Debuff
IconStatusEffects buffPerk.png IconStatusEffects debuffPerk.png

Change Log

Patch 2.5.0

  • All Timers no longer stack or automatically reset, but will now take the highest remaining Status timer and ignore the other.
    • If the new Timer is the higher one, the previous timer is discarded and the Status Effect icon will visually reset to 100 %.
    • If the new Timer is the lower one, the new timer is discarded and the Status Effect icon will remain at its current progression.

Patch 3.4.0

  • The red debuff icon applied by Perks no longer appears on the Survivors' HUD until the debuff is active.


  • There is an unused Status Effect called "Vision". It would most likely have been used to show when something enhanced one's Aura-reading abilities, but no such Unlockable currently uses it.

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