The Demogorgon

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The Demogorgon
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Name
Unknown
Alias(es)
"The Monster" / "The Beast"
Gender
Not applicable (not human)
Nationality
and/or Ethnicity
None (extradimensional)
Hawkins National Laboratory
Of the Abyss
Is alternate Attack
a Basic Attack?
No
Barbarous Claw
115 % | 4.6 m/s
Alternate
Movement Speed
92 % | 3.68 m/s
(Of the Abyss)
460 % | 18.4 m/s
(Shred)
32 metres
Height
Tall
DLC
Stranger Things
Voice Actor
None (various digitally processed sounds)
Breathing
Menu Music
Terror Radius Music

The Demogorgon is one of 20 Killers Killers}} currently featured in Dead by Daylight Dead by Daylight}}.

It was introduced as the Killer of CHAPTER XIII: Stranger Things, a Chapter DLC released on 17 September 2019.

It originates from the 2016 Sci-Fi-Horror Web Television series Stranger Things.


Overview

The Demogorgon is an unidentified Killer, able to open multiple Portals and traverse between them to cover large distances. Using its Power, Of the Abyss, it can detect any Survivors within a close proximity to the Portals then unleash a leaping attack to inflict damage from a distance.

Its personal Perks, Surge Surge}}, Mindbreaker Mindbreaker}}, and Cruel Limits Cruel Limits}}, impact the environment close to Generators and affect nearby Survivors in unexpected ways.

Difficulty rating Intermediate

(based on the amount of time and effort that is required to properly learn to play it and use its Power effectively)


Lore

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A blooming mouth full of needle-like teeth for a face, large, curved, razor-sharp claws, and powerful legs to pounce on victims, make The Demogorgon a frightening monster to face in any dimension. It is a nightmare of unrestrained, feral rage as it hunts down its prey and rips it to pieces, devouring every last morsel of flesh and gore, leaving nothing for scavengers. The creature is untouched by any sense of compassion or restraint. Looming over its victim, it shows no doubt or mercy, just the pure instinct of its insatiable blood lust as it delivers the deathblow. A perfect hunter, The Demogorgon is a macabre testament to the horrors lurking in the Upside Down and why it was choice pickings for The Entity.


The Demogorgon's Perks

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

  • Surge - Level 30
  • Mindbreaker - Level 35
  • Cruel Limits - Level 40

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

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Surge

Your eerie presence charges the air and interferes with technology.

Putting a Survivor into the Dying State Dying State}} with a Basic Attack causes all Generators Generators}} within a radius of 32 metres to instantly explode and regress.

Surge applies an immediate Regression penalty of 8 %.

Surge can only be triggered once every 60/50/40 seconds.

"The creature appears to have some unknown influence over electricity and nearby electronics." — Hawkins National Laboratory

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Mindbreaker

Your distressing presence drains and weakens your prey.

While repairing Generators Generators}} with less than 50 % Repair progression, Survivors are afflicted by the Exhausted Exhausted}} Status Effect.

Any existing Exhaustion Status Effect timers are paused while the Survivor is repairing a Generator. After ending the Repair action, the Survivor is afflicted by the Exhausted Status Effect for 1/2/3 second(s).

"The specimen can evoke feelings of dread and fatigue in nearby individuals." — Hawkins National Laboratory

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Cruel Limits

Your ties to the otherworldly manifest when your prey attempts to get away.

Each time a Generator Generator}} is repaired, all Windows Windows}} and vault locations within a radius of 24 metres from the completed Generator are blocked for all Survivors for the next 20/25/30 seconds.

"The specimen seems to be able to affect the state of nearby objects, as if they existed in some other form within a dimension alternate to our own." — Hawkins National Laboratory


Load-out

Weapon: Barbarous Claw

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A gargantuan hand of immense strength. Its long fingers can brutalise prey.

Power: Of the Abyss

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An unknown and otherworldly power surged through its body.
Suddenly the ground ripped open, swallowing The Demogorgon whole.


OF THE ABYSS:
Press and hold the Power button to fully charge and activate Of the Abyss. All Survivors within a close proximity to an activated Portal (yellow Aura) will be indicated by Killer Instinct.


SPECIAL ATTACK: Shred
Press the Attack button while charging or holding Of the Abyss to dive forwards and unleash a vicious slash.


SPECIAL ABILITY: Portals
Press the Active Ability button to place an inactive Portal on the ground in front of you. Inactive Portals (white Aura) are invisible to Survivors and cannot be sealed by them.

Traversing the Upside Down
When standing on a placed Portal with a different Portal highlighted (red Aura), press the Active Ability button again to travel through the Upside Down to arrive at the targeted Portal.

Activated Portals
Portals become 'activated' when they are first traversed to or from. Only active Portals may be sealed by Survivors.

Power Trivia

  • Of the Abyss allows for 6 Portals to be set by default and up to 8 Portals with Add-ons.
    • Portals have restrictions to their placement:
      • 8 metres apart from one another
      • 4 metres away from Hooks and Exit Gate Switches
      • 2.5 metres away from Pallets
    • Portal effects apply within a range of 4 metres (may be increased with Add-ons).
    • Portals emit noise within a range of 8 metres.
    • Portals can be dug up by up by all Survivors simultaneously.
      • Digging up a Portal will take a Survivor 12 seconds.
        • Multiple Survivors doing so will incur an Efficiency penalty of 33 % (2 Survivors) or 50 % (3-4 Survivors).
      • Digging up a Portal will reveal its Aura to all other Survivors, so that they may come help.
      • Digging up a Portal will occasionally spawn Skill Checks, but without a Great Success zone.
  • Portal setting takes 1 second by default.
  • Portal entering takes 1.5 seconds by default.
  • Power Recovery takes 14 seconds by default.
  • The post-teleport Undetectable Status Effect lasts for 2 seconds (may be increased with Add-ons).
  • Traversing the Upside Down takes 1.5 to 3 seconds depending on the distance that is being travelled.
  • Shred takes 1 second to fully charge.
  • Shred must be charged to at least 65 %, otherwise The Demogorgon will perform a normal Lunge instead.
  • Shred increases the Field of View by 15 °.
  • Shred' boosts The Demogorgon's Movement speed to 460 % or 18.4 m/s, for a maximum distance of 11 metres.
  • Shred cool-down lasts for 2.25 seconds by default.
    • The cool-down for hitting a Pallet lasts 2 seconds.
    • The cool-down for hitting a Survivor lasts 3 seconds.

Add-ons for Of the Abyss

Add-ons support Mouse-over functionality (desktop version only): hovering over the modifier words with your cursor will reveal the values behind them.
Icon Name Rarity Description
Rotten Pumpkin}}
Rotten Pumpkin
Common
Pumpkin flesh infected by the rotten soil in Hawkins.
  • Increases the total number of available Portals by 1.
Black Heart}}
Black Heart
Common
A black fermented heart ripped from the chest of a tentacled creature in the Upside Down.
  • Slightly reduces the cool-down of missed Shred attacks.
Rat Liver}}
Rat Liver
Common
A soggy pile of salty, soft liver.
  • Slightly increases the Demogorgon's Movement speed while charging Of the Abyss.
Rat Tail}}
Rat Tail
Common
A chewy rat tail for The Demogorgon to consume.
  • Slightly increases Portal Opening speed.
Sticky Lining}}
Sticky Lining
Uncommon
A fetid, viscous layer that covers and expands the inter-dimensional tunnels.
  • Slightly increases the radius in which Survivors can be detected by Of the Abyss.
Viscous Webbing}}
Viscous Webbing
Uncommon
Wet, elastic webs that broaden the inter-dimensional tunnels.
  • Slightly increases the time taken by Survivors to seal a Portal.
Rotten Green Tripe}}
Rotten Green Tripe
Uncommon
Rotten tripe that fuels The Demogorgon.
  • Slightly increases the Demogorgon's Movement speed while traversing the Upside Down.
Mew's Guts}}
Mew's Guts
Uncommon
The tasty guts of an unfortunate victim.
  • Increases the total number of available Portals by 1.
  • Slightly reduces the cool-down of missed Shred attacks.
Barb's Glasses}}
Barb's Glasses
Uncommon
A broken pair of glasses that travelled to the Upside Down.
  • Slightly reduces Of the Abyss Recovery cool-down after traversing the Upside Down.
Eleven's Soda}}
Eleven's Soda
Rare
A soda can charged with psychic energy.
  • Moderately reduces Of the Abyss Recovery cool-down after traversing the Upside Down.
Thorny Vines}}
Thorny Vines
Rare
Thick, thorny vines that stretch and reinforce the inter-dimensional tunnels.
  • Slightly increases the radius in which Survivors can be detected by Of the Abyss.
  • Slightly increases the time taken by Survivors to seal a Portal.
Brass Case Lighter}}
Brass Case Lighter
Rare
A lighter used to ignite trouble.
  • Survivors under the effect of a Portal suffer from the Blindness Blindness}} Status Effect. Once out of contact with the Portal, this effect persists for 45 seconds.

"Emits a strong electromagnetic field: it must have come into contact with the Upside Down." — Hawkins National Laboratory

Violet Waxcap}}
Violet Waxcap
Rare
A dark fleshed mushroom from the Upside Down that allows The Demogorgon to telepathically distort the senses in its prey.
  • Slightly increases the duration of the Undetectable Undetectable}} Status Effect applied to The Demogorgon when emerging from a Portal.
Deer Lung}}
Deer Lung
Rare
A raw, rubbery lung that reinvigorates The Demogorgon.
  • Moderately increases the Demogorgon's Movement speed while traversing the Upside Down.
Lifeguard Whistle}}
Lifeguard Whistle
Very Rare
A rusty, metal whistle that once ruled the Hawkins public pool.
  • Survivors under the effect of a Portal suffer from the Exhausted Exhausted}} Status Effect. Once out of contact with the Portal, this effect persists for 5 seconds.

"Emits a strong electromagnetic field: it must have come into contact with the Upside Down." — Hawkins National Laboratory

Vermilion Webcap}}
Vermilion Webcap
Very Rare
A bright red poisonous mushroom from the Upside Down.
  • Moderately increases the duration of the Undetectable Undetectable}} Status Effect applied to The Demogorgon when emerging from a Portal.

"Still experimenting with this specimen, so far our results are inconsistent." — Hawkins National Laboratory

Upside Down Resin}}
Upside Down Resin
Very Rare
A sticky, flammable sap that fortifies the gateway to the inter-dimensional tunnels.
  • Moderately increases the time taken by Survivors to seal a Portal.

"A sample taken from the bark of the tree once used as a gate. So far our conclusion as to its effect are inconclusive." — Hawkins National Laboratory

Unknown Egg}}
Unknown Egg
Very Rare
A large, warm egg coated in gruesome webbing.
  • Considerably reduces Of the Abyss Recovery cool-down after traversing the Upside Down.

"A large egg was sighted in the Upside Down, but no sample survived the trip to the lab for proper examination." — Hawkins National Laboratory

Leprose Lichen}}
Leprose Lichen
Ultra Rare
A potent lichen that grows like dust on the rocks in the Upside Down.
  • Reveals the Aura Aura}} of all Injured Injured}} Survivors while traversing the Upside Down.

"One small dose can cause severe hallucinations." — Hawkins National Laboratory

Red Moss}}
Red Moss
Ultra Rare
A psychedelic moss that grows on tree barks in the Upside Down.
  • Tremendously increases the duration of the Undetectable Undetectable}} Status Effect applied to The Demogorgon when emerging from a Portal.
  • Tremendously reduces Of the Abyss Recovery cool-down after traversing the Upside Down.

"Consuming its leaf enhances athletic performance and causes euphoria." — Hawkins National Laboratory


Achievements

Main article: Achievements

There are currently 2 Achievements related to The Demogorgon.

Icon Name Description
Adept Demogorgon}}
Adept Demogorgon Achieve a Merciless Victory with The Demogorgon Demogorgon}} using only its Unique Perks: Surge Surge}}, Cruel Limits Cruel Limits}} & Mindbreaker Mindbreaker}}.
Savage Take-down}}
Savage Take-down With The Demogorgon Demogorgon}}, use Shred to down a total of 30 Survivors.


Customisation

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

The Demogorgon's attire includes:

Default

Icon Name Body Rarity Description
QK Head01.png Split Jaw CategoryIcon head.png Common A face that blooms into five thick, fleshy strips to reveal a gaping mouth with needle-like teeth. How such a beast evolved is unknown.
QK Body01.png Terror from the Upside Down CategoryIcon body.png Common An adult Demogorgon. It emerged through a rift and now wreaks terror in Hawkins, Indiana.
QK W01.png Barbarous Claw CategoryIcon weapons.png Common A gargantuan hand of immense strength. Its long fingers can brutalize prey.

 Prestige

Icon Name Body Rarity Description Additional Notes
QK Head01 P01.png Gore-soaked Jaw CategoryIcon head.png Rare Blood and gore drips from the stretched jaws of The Demogorgon. What became of its victim is better left unsaid. 3rd Prestige Reward
QK Body01 P01.png Splattered Demogorgon CategoryIcon body.png Rare Is that deer blood or human blood? Probably both. 2nd Prestige Reward
QK W01 P01.png Crimson Claw CategoryIcon weapons.png Rare Blood trickles along the slick creases of The Demogorgon's hand. The Hawkins Police may have another missing persons case on their hands. 1st Prestige Reward

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CategoryIcon outfits.pngOutfits

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Icon Name Rarity Description Contents Collection Price
QK outfit 02.png Escaped Specimen Very Rare A live subject was necessary to continue the research... except something went very wrong. Collared Death

Shackled Monster

Cuffed Claws

Upside Down
1080
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QK outfit 006.png Twisted Demogorgon Very Rare The creature was altered by the dark Fog as it hunted and fed, becoming part Demogorgon, part something else. Hungry Maxilla

Crustacean Appendages

Spiny Claw

Altered State
1080
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CategoryIcon head.pngHeads

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Icon Name Rarity Description Outfit Collection Price
QK Head02.png Collared Death Very Rare The metal collar is pressed tightly around the creature's neck, much to its irritation. Three men were lost in the process of fitting it. Escaped Specimen Upside Down
400
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QK Head006.png Hungry Maxilla Very Rare A crustacean mouthpart with rows of razor-sharp teeth, dripping with foul saliva. Ideal to pierce, shred, and chew through thick layers of flesh. Twisted Demogorgon Altered State
400
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CategoryIcon body.pngBody

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Icon Name Rarity Description Outfit Collection Price
QK Body02.png Shackled Monster Very Rare There were a number of security measures in place, the chains being one of many fail-safes that ultimately failed. Escaped Specimen Upside Down
400
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QK Body006.png Crustacean Appendages Very Rare Its slick body was covered with a glistening, chitinous carapace. Its thorax swelled with gruesome, clutching appendages. Twisted Demogorgon Altered State
400
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CategoryIcon weapons.pngWeapons

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Icon Name Rarity Description Outfit Collection Price
QK W02.png Cuffed Claws Very Rare The metal cuffs were, in hindsight, a bad idea, having done nothing but enrage the beast with even more fury than before. Escaped Specimen Upside Down
400
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QK W006.png Spiny Claw Very Rare As its claw dug into human flesh, warm blood curled under its sharp nails. Hawkins Police would never find this body. Twisted Demogorgon Altered State
400
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DLC

Main article: Downloadable Content

The Demogorgon is currently part of 1 DLC package:

Available DLC


Trivia

  • The Demogorgon is the first non-human Killer featured in Dead by Daylight Dead by Daylight}}, as all previous Killers were human in their previous life.
  • The Demogorgon is the tenth licensed Character to be introduced to Dead by Daylight Dead by Daylight}}.
    • It is the sixth licensed Killer to be introduced.
  • The Demogorgon featured in Dead by Daylight was modelled after the Demogorgon seen in a post-credit scene of the last episode of Stranger Things' Season 3.
  • The Demogorgon is the second killer to have a unique terror radius and chase music, the first being The Shape Shape}}.
  • The Demogorgon is the third Killer to break Generators Generators}} and Pallets Pallets}} with its hands, albeit using both of them.
  • The Demogorgon is the fourth Killer to be able to teleport.
  • Unlike most other tall Killers, The Demogorgon does not step, but rather crawls through Windows Windows}} to get to the other side.
    • In situations where the window is located above a drop-down, The Demogorgon will instead hoist itself through the window.
  • The Demogorgon is one of a few Killers to have a unique Hatch-closing animation.
  • The Demogorgon's footsteps can be heard within a radius of 16 metres.
  • The name of The Demogorgon's Power, Of the Abyss, may be a direct reference to Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition, as Demogorgon in Dungeons and Dragons appears as an enemy in the adventure "Out of the Abyss"


Gallery

For more go to The Demogorgon's Gallery


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BASE GAME CHAPTERS I-III
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CHAPTERS IV-VII CHAPTERS VIII-XI PARAGRAPH III
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