Dead By Daylight Killer Tier List: All Killers Ranked

If you're someone who is trying to find the best killer in Dead by Daylight, then you should take a look at our DBD killer tier list.

You may get confused while trying to choose a killer in Dead by Daylight. Fortunately, in our DBD killer tier list, we are going to rank all the killers from best to worst. This way, you’ll get to know which ones can help you take down the survivors quickly and easily.

Our tier list aligns perfectly with the changes to the Killers in the latest patch Update 6.6.0.

Key Takeaways
  • Players can choose from 31 distinct killers to outperform the four survivors of Dead By Daylight.
  • Each of the 31 killers possesses its own nifty killing weapon along with a pool of functional abilities.
  • Dead By Daylight Killers that are extremely powerful in whatever they do and leave no survivor breathing include Spirit (Rin Yamaoka), Blight (Talbot Grimes), Nurse (Sally Smithson), Hag (Lisa Sherwood), Nightmare (Freddy Krueger), and Oni (Kazan Yamaoka).
  • On the other hand, killers that fail to manifest an exciting level of Dead by Daylight performance are Trapper (Evan MacMillan), Twins (Victor & Charlotte Deshayes), and Trickster (Ji-Woon Hak).

Tier List Summarized

The following tier list is based on our personal preferences. Therefore, you might find some killers not belonging to a certain tier. That is totally okay, considering the choice varies from player to player.

Dead By Daylight Tier List Killers Ranking Table 2024
Tiers Killers
S-Tier  The Spirit (Rin Yamaoka), The Nurse (Sally Smithson), The Blight (Talbot Grimes), The Hag (Lisa Sherwood), The Nightmare (Freddy Krueger), The Oni (Kazan Yamaoka)
A-Tier The Executioner (Pyramid Head), The Hillbilly (Max Thompson Jr.), The Artist, Albert Wesker The Mastermind, The Skull Merchant (Adriana Imai)
B-Tier The Huntress (Anna), The Wraith (Philip Ojomo), The Cenobite (Elliot Spencer), The Cannibal (Bubba Sawyer), The Plague (Adiris), The Deathslinger (Caleb Quinn), The Doctor (Herman Carter), The Demogorgon, The Knight
C-Tier The Ghost Face (Danny Johnson), The Legion (Frank, Julie, Susie, Joey), The Nemesis (Nemesis T-Type), The Shape (Michael Myers), The Clown (Jeffrey Hawk), Dredge
D-Tier The Pig (Amanda Young), The Trapper (Evan MacMillan), Onryo, The Twins (Victor & Charlotte Deshayes), and The Trickster (Ji-Woon Hak).

All DBD Characters Comparison

KillerTierReal nameWeaponCostMove speedTerror radius
The SpiritSRin YamaokaShattered Katana9000 Iridescent shards, 500 Auric cells110% | 4.4 m/s24 meters
The NurseSSally SmithonThe Bonesaw9000 Iridescent shards, 500 Auric cells96.25% | 3.85 m/s32 meters
The BlightSTalbot GrimesBonebuster9000 Iridescent shards, 500 Auric cells115% | 4.6 m/s32 meters
The HagSLisa SherwoodThe Claw9000 Iridescent shards, 500 Auric cells110% | 4.4 m/s24 meters
The NightmareSFreddy KruegerClawed Glove500 Auric Cells115% | 4.6 m/s32 meters
The OniSKazan YamaokaYamaoka Blade9000 Iridescent shards, 500 Auric cells115% | 4.6 m/s32 meters
The ArtistACarmina MoraSharp Palette Blade9000 Iridescent shards, 500 Auric cells115% | 4.6 m/s32 meters
Albert Wesker The MastermindAAlbert WeskerCombat Knife500 Auric Cells115% | 4.6 m/s40 meters
The ExecutionerAPyramid HeadGreat Knife500 Auric Cells115% | 4.6 m/s32 meters
The HillbillyAMax Thompson Jr.The Hammer500 Auric Cells115% | 4.6 m/s32 meters
The HuntressAAnnaBroad Axe500 Auric Cells110% | 4.4 m/s20 meter
The WraithAPhilip OjomoAzarov’s Skull500 Auric Cells115% | 4.6 m/s32 meters
The Skull MerchantAAdriana ImaiRazor-Sharp Dual Blades9000 Iridescent shards, 500 Auric cells115% | 4.6 m/s32 meters
The KnightBTarhosImposing Claymore9000 Iridescent shards, 500 Auric cells115% | 4.6 m/s32 meters
The CenobiteBElliot SpencerHook & Chain500 Auric Cells115% | 4.6 m/s32 meters
The CannibalBBubba SawyerThe Sledge500 Auric Cells115% | 4.6 m/s32 meters
The PlagueBAdirisProfane Censer9000 Iridescent shards, 500 Auric cells115% | 4.6 m/s32 meters
The DeathslingerBCaleb QuinnDeath to Bayshore9000 Iridescent shards, 500 Auric cells110% | 4.4 m/s32 meters
The DoctorBHerman CarterThe Stick9000 Iridescent shards, 500 Auric cells115% | 4.6 m/s32 meters
The DemogorgonBN/ABarbarous Claw500 Auric Cells115% | 4.6 m/s32 meters
DredgeCN/AKnotted Appendage9000 Iridescent shards, 500 Auric cells115% | 4.6 m/s32 meters
The Ghost FaceCDanny JohnsonTactical Knife500 AuricCells115% | 4.6 m/s32 meters
The LegionCFrank, Julie, Susie, JoeyHunting Knife9000 Iridescent shards, 500 Auric cells115% | 4.6 m/s32 meters
The NemesisCNemesis T-TypeRaw Fists500 Auric Cells115% | 4.6 m/s32 meters
The ShapeCMichael MyersKitchen Knife500 Auric Cells105% | 4.2 m/s32 meters
The ClownCJeffrey HawkMadame Butterfly9000 Iridescent shards, 500 Auric cells115% | 4.6 m/s32 meters
OnryoDSadako YamamuraRing of Fury500 Auric Cells115% | 4.6 m/s24 meters
The PigDAmanda YoungHidden Blade500 Auric Cells115% | 4.6 m/s32 meters
The TrapperDEvan MacMillanThe Cleaver500 Auric Cells115% | 4.6 m/s32 meters
The TwinsDCharlotte & Victor DeshayesBlade of Marseille9000 Iridescent shards, 500 Auric cells115% | 4.6 m/s32 meters
The TricksterDJi-Woon HakPolished Head-Smasher9000 Iridescent shards, 500 Auric cells110% | 4.4 m/s24 meters

S-Tier

S-Tier killers are the best killers in the game. They offer powerful abilities, and no other killer can come close to them. 

Character WHY WE RANKED IT IN S-TIER?
The Spirit Her ability to phase walk, going invisible while moving faster, grants her a distinct advantage over other killers. She can still track survivors by scratch marks and sounds.
The Nurse With Spencer’s Last Breath, she can blink up to 20 meters, allowing her to traverse obstacles and walls swiftly. However, she experiences a brief stun after each blink.
The Blight His Blighted Corruption allows him to dash forward quickly. If he hits obstacles while rushing, he gains the ability to perform a Lethal Dash.
The Hag Utilizing Blackened Catalyst, she can set up Phantasm Traps to ensnare survivors. Once triggered, she can teleport to the trapped survivor.
The Nightmare His Dream Demon power obscures him from awake survivors at a distance, while Dream Snares slow their movement, making it easier for him to land hits.
The Oni With Yamaoka’s Wrath, he can absorb blood orbs from survivors to trigger Blood Fury, granting him powerful abilities like Demon Dash and Demon Strike for swift takedowns.

A-Tier 

Next up in our tier list are A-Tier killers. These ones might not be in the top tier, but they are still extremely powerful and can help you push the survivors into the corner. 

Character WHY WE RANKED IT IN C-TIER?
The Artist Carmina Mora controls crows, sending them to reveal survivor locations or hinder generator progress. She doesn’t need specific perks to utilize her power effectively.
Albert Wesker Albert Wesker brings exceptional mobility, allowing powerful dashes and swift vaulting. Infecting survivors enhances his takedown efficiency.
The Executioner The Executioner excels in map control, tracking down targets quickly and using long-range attacks. His main power, Rites of Judgement, reveals survivor locations and inflicts torment.
The Hillbilly Despite being nerfed, The Hillbilly remains powerful, instantly downing survivors with his Chainsaw power.
The Huntress The Huntress is a simple yet powerful ranged killer, throwing Hatchets effectively to control the map.
The Wraith Wraith turns invisible with his Wailing Bell, sneaking behind enemies. His increased cloak speed allows quick target approaches.
The Skull Merchant Adriana Imai, The Skull Merchant, offers a variety of attacking tools and perks. Her main power, Eyes in the Sky, deploys protective drones and grants Lock On to players within the detection zone, rendering them Exposed.

B-Tier

B-Tier killers in our DBD killer tier list are neither too powerful nor too weak. They reside somewhere in the middle. They offer decent abilities but have various weak spots. 

Character WHY WE RANKED IT IN B-TIER?
The Knight Summons guards with versatile AI, allowing for strategic plays like generator kicks or survivor chases. Despite buggy AI, potentially among the best in B-Tier or even A-Tier.
The Cenobite Slows survivors with Summons of Pain, creating gateways and initiating Chain Hunts with Lament Configuration.
The Cannibal Relies on Bubba’s Chainsaw for powerful dash attacks, instantly downing survivors and hitting multiple targets. Mastery required to control movement and avoid obstacles.
The Plague Inflicts survivors with Vile Purge, causing infection and applying Broken status. Survivors infected can spread the sickness to objects and other survivors.
The Deathslinger Uses The Redeemer to fire spears at distant survivors, reeling them in and inflicting Deep Wound status. Slow movement and reload time balanced by simple and effective ability.
The Doctor Carter’s Spark enhances abilities Shock Therapy and Static Blast, disabling survivors’ actions and revealing their locations within the Terror Radius. A powerful choice for tracking survivors, requiring skillful play to maximize effectiveness.
The Demogorgon Utilizes Of the Abyss to execute powerful dives with Shred and place Portals for quick map traversal. Offers quick hunting and excellent map control, although may have a learning curve for new players.

C-Tier

C-Tier killers are some of the weakest ones to use in the game. You should choose them only when you have no other option available. 

Character WHY WE RANKED IT IN C-TIER?
The Dredge Excels in loop lockdown during chases, applying pressure to survivors. Basic powers mostly useful in specific maps. Recommended only for players who enjoy his gameplay.
The Ghost Face Possesses unparalleled stealth with Night Shroud, but weak toolkit hinders effectiveness. Night Shroud grants Undetectable status, with abilities to stalk survivors and crouch for added stealth.
The Legion Feral Frenzy grants increased movement speed, allowing quick attacks to injure survivors. Killer Instinct reveals nearby targets after hitting a survivor. Effective against uncoordinated survivor groups.
The Nemesis Unique abilities escalate with Mutation Rate, including Tentacle Strike and summoning aggressive zombies. Tentacle Strike inflicts Contamination, making survivors louder for easier tracking. Challenges include inaccurate strikes and reliance on summoned zombies for effectiveness.
The Shape Power depends on tier, with Evil Within enhancing abilities. Stalk increases power progression through tiers, culminating in increased movement speed and Terror Radius. Limited map control and frustrating to use.
The Clown Afterpiece Tonic releases Gas Cloud, intoxicating survivors and increasing movement speed. Abilities revolve around two bottles, offering basic gameplay. Lacks uniqueness and easily countered by skilled players.

D-Tier

These are the worst killers to use in Dead by Daylight. They don’t have powerful abilities, are weak, and will only add to your stress. Therefore, we have ranked them under D on our Dead By Daylight Tier.

Character WHY WE RANKED IT IN D-TIER?
The Onryo Based on Sadako Yamamura from The Ring, struggles against moderately skilled survivors due to limitations in teleporting through TVs and lack of alternative attacks. Hindered by slow speed and lack of counterplay options, making her an inefficient choice.
The Pig Jigsaw’s Baptism allows carrying Reverse Bear Traps, activating after generator completion, killing trapped survivors after a timer ends. Confusing for new players and not as effective as other killers’ abilities.
The Trapper Relies on Bear Traps to slow down survivors, limited to starting with 2 traps and finding 6 others scattered across the map. Hindered by reliance on scattered traps and lack of developer attention in terms of buffs, making him a weak choice compared to other killers.
The Twins Victor and Charlotte, a duo of killers, offer the unique mechanic of switching between them during the game. However, this mechanic can be confusing and difficult to master, especially for new players. Hindered by complexity and lack of clarity in gameplay, making them less appealing compared to other killers.
The Trickster With slow movement speed and weak power, the Trickster is considered the worst killer to use in Dead by Daylight. Showstopper allows throwing blades toward targets, but lacks effectiveness compared to other killers’ abilities. Hindered by slow movement and lack of impactful power, making him an inferior choice compared to other killers.

FAQs

Who is the best killer in Dead by Daylight?

The Spirit is the best killer to use in Dead by Daylight because of her powers.

Who is the worst killer in Dead by Daylight?

The Trickster is the worst killer in Dead by Daylight. This is because of his slow movement speed and weak power.

Who is the best stealth killer in Dead by Daylight?

Even though he is not in the top tier, Ghost Face is the best when it comes to stealth.

Which killer has the best map control abilities in Dead by Daylight?

The Hag has the best map control abilities thanks to her traps.

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