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The Best Demogorgon Builds In Dead By Daylight (2024)

Here are all of the best builds for The Demogorgon from Stranger Things in Dead by Daylight.
The Best Demogorgon Builds In Dead By Daylight (2024)
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5 February 2024 - We've updated the page to reflect any recent changes to perks and abilites in Patch 7.5.0and the January 2024 Developer Update that might impact the best Demogorgon builds in Dead By Daylight.

The Demogorgon was added to the 4v1 horror game Dead by Daylight as part of the Stranger Things DLC, which was later removed from the game following the expiration of Behaviour Interactive's license. Still, players who already own this character can play the killer all they like. Here is your guide to the best loadouts on The Demogorgon. We'll also go over the best perks for this killer and how to work them into builds.

The Demogorgon Power And Perks

Before we delve into the best builds for The Demogorgon, let's look at this killer's power and teachable perks so you know what you're working with.

The Demogorgon is unique in that he has no teachable perks anymore. He has been retired, meaning that his perks are no longer unique to The Demogorgon and are now available as general perks. Here are the perks Demogorgon had when he was available for purchase:

Perk: Surge

  • Your eerie presence charges the air and interferes with technology.
  • When you put a Survivor into the Dying State with your Basic Attack, all Generators within 32 metres of you instantly explode and start regressing.
  • Applies an immediate 8 % Progression penalty.
  • Surge has a cool-down of 60/50/40 seconds.

Perk: Cruel Limits

  • Your ties to the otherworldly manifest when your prey attempts to get away.
  • Whenever a Generator is completed, all Windows and Vault locations within 32 metres of it become blocked for all Survivors for the next 20/25/30 seconds.
  • The Auras of the blocked Vault locations are revealed to you for the duration.

Perk: Mindbreaker

  • Whenever a Survivor is repairing a Generator, they suffer from the Blindness and Exhausted Status Effects.
  • If the Survivor is already Exhausted, their Status Effect's timer will be paused.
  • The Status Effect lingers for 3/4/5 seconds after the Survivor stops repairing.

These perks are now called Jolt, Claustrophobia, and Fearmonger, respectively.

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The Demogorgon was added in the Stranger Things DLC. (Picture: Behaviour Interactive)

Power: Of The Abyss

The Demogorgon's power is called 'Of The Abyss.' The in-game description reads as follows:

  • Press and hold the Power button to fully charge and activate Of the Abyss.
  • All Survivors within a close proximity to any activated Portals 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.
  • Shredding into Breakable Walls or Pallets will destroy them.

Special Ability: Portals

  • Press the Active Ability button to place an inactive Portal on the ground in front of you.
  • Inactive Portals are invisible to Survivors and cannot be sealed by them.

Traversing the Upside Down

  • When standing on a placed Portal while viewing a highlighted Portal, press the Active Ability button to travel through the Upside Down, emerging from the highlighted Portal.
  • After emerging from a Portal, The Demogorgon is cloaked by the Undetectable Status Effect for 3 seconds.

Activated Portals

  • Portals become activated when they are first traversed to or from.
    • Activated Portals are visible to Survivors and can be sealed by them.
      • Survivors walking atop or sealing an activated Portal suffer from the Oblivious Status Effect.
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The best builds for the Demogorgon help him excel in chase. (Picture: Behaviour Interactive)

Best Demogorgon Builds In Dead By Daylight

The Demogorgon has a diverse kit, allowing him to teleport across the map using his Portals and win chases using his Shred. Depending on how you prefer this killer, you can try out a variety of perks and loadouts.

As such, we'll give you several options so you can put together a build that works for you and the way you play.

Beginner Demogorgon Build

If you are just getting started as a new Demogorgon main, it might be hard to decide what perks to use. These perks will help you get a sense of the game and find your footing.

  • Jolt
  • Whispers
  • Sloppy Butcher
  • Bitter Murmur

All of the perks included in this build are general perks, meaning they can be found in the Bloodweb of all killers without prestiging or reaching level 50.

Whispers will help you find survivors, notifying you when you are in a certain area nearby. This will allow you to find your enemies early in the game and avoid dead zones throughout the game after you hook survivors. Sloppy Butcher inflicts more painful wounds, making it easier to track survivors and making it harder for them to heal. Bitter Murmur provides tracking after generators are completed, while Jolt prevents generators from being completed by applying regression when you earn a down. The perks in this build cover all your bases, making it a great well-rounded starter build.

Spirit Fury Chaser Demogorgon Build

The Demogorgon excels in many areas, but he especially does well in chase thanks to his Shred ability. By using a loadout that complements this ability, you can turn The Demogorgon into a real powerhouse during chases.

  • Spirit Fury (The Spirit)
  • Enduring (The Hillbilly)
  • Tinkerer (The Hillbilly)
  • Corrupt Intervention (The Plague)

Spirit Fury and Enduring is an extremely popular combination used to power through pallets, ensuring they don't get in your way. Tinkerer lets you see when generators are almost complete and sneak up on survivors completing them, using your Shred or a well-placed Portal. Corrupt Intervention provides early-game slowdown, so generators do not pop before you have a chance to find your footing.

What Are The Best Perks For The Demogorgon?

We've given you some builds to test out on The Demogorgon, but you might be wondering what the best perks are on him.

A few of the best perks on The Demogorgon are:

  • Jolt
  • Whispers
  • Spirit Fury (The Spirit)
  • Enduring (The Hillbilly)
  • Hex: Devour Hope (The Hag)

We recommend mixing and matching the perks in the builds we've provided to create your favorite loadout. As you familiarize yourself with this killer, you'll determine which perks are your favorites and be able to mix and match these perks effectively.


For more Dead by Daylight news be sure to check out our dedicated section, or some of our Guides & Tutorials, just below:

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