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The Best Pig Builds In Dead By Daylight (April 2024)

Here is your guide to the best perks and loadouts for The Pig in Dead by Daylight.
The Best Pig Builds In Dead By Daylight (April 2024)
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8 April 2024 - We've updated the page to reflect any recent changes to perks and abilities that might impact the best Pig builds in Dead By Daylight.

The Pig, also known as Amanda Young, was added to the horror game Dead by Daylight in a crossover with the iconic horror franchise Saw. She can sneak up on survivors and ambush them, trapping them with her Reverse Bear Traps. This forces them to take their time taking them off or face immediate death.

The Pig might not be one of the best killers in the game, but she can still be a dangerous killer in the right hands and when you use the right perks. Here is your guide to the top Pig builds and loadouts in Dead by Daylight.

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Amanda Young, also known as The Pig, can trap survivors using her Reverse Bear Traps. (Picture: Behaviour Interactive)

The Pig Power & Perks in Dead by Daylight

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

First, here are The Pig's three teachable perks:

Perk: Hangman's Trick

  • Gain a notification when a Survivor begins sabotaging a hook. While carrying a Survivor, see the aura of any Survivor within a short range of any hook.

Perk: Surveillance

  • Noises created by generator repairs are audible from further away. All regressing generators will be highlighted by a white aura. Once regression ends, their aura becomes yellow for a short duration.

Perk: Make Your Choice

  • Survivors rescuing another Survivor from a hook you are far away from are temporarily affected by the Exposed status effect.

Power: Jigsaw's Baptism

The Pig's power is called "Jigsaw's Baptism." The in-game description reads as follows:

  • Forever devoted to her master’s cause, she punished the ungrateful and the guilty with slyness and murderous puzzles. The Pig can move stealthily, dash in Ambush Attacks and put deadly Reverse Bear Traps on Survivors’ heads.
  • While standing over a Survivor in the Dying State, press the Active Ability button to place an inactive Reverse Bear Trap on the Survivor’s head It becomes active when any generator is completed and they initiate a countdown timer.
  • A Survivor with an active Reverse Bear Trap is automatically sacrificed when their timer expires or if they attempt to leave the Trial with it still attached.
  • Survivors may attempt to free themselves from Reverse Bear Traps by searching Jigsaw Boxes located throughout the Trial.

Special Ability: Crouch

  • Press the Active Ability button to crouch. Press it again while crouched to stand. The Pig is granted the Undetectable status effect and moves at a slower speed when crouched.

Special Attack: Ambush Dash

  • Press and hold the Attack button when crouched to perform an Ambush Dash attack at increased speed.
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The Pig's Reverse Bear Traps can slow survivors down even further using the help of add-ons. (Picture: Behaviour Interactive)

Best Pig Builds In Dead By Daylight

The Pig's Reverse Bear Traps are the main part of her power, so you should use them very wisely. When it doesn't feel like the right time to use a Reverse Bear Trap, you might be able to get value from your perks in other ways.

There are a lot of different loadouts you can use on The Pig, and a lot of ways you can play this killer. Recent changes to the game's design have made it easier to explore with different perks on The Pig. Here are just a few of the top Pig builds that you can try.

Beginner Pig Build

If you are getting started as a new Pig main, it might be hard to decide which perks to use. The Pig can use her power to sneak up on survivors, so perks that allow her to find them are great choices.

  • Jolt
  • Make Your Choice (The Pig)
  • Surveillance (The Pig)
  • Whispers

All of the perks included in this build are general perks, meaning they either come by default with The Pig or can be found in the Bloodweb of all killers without prestiging or reaching level 50.

Whispers allows you to ensure that you are in an area with survivors; because Crouching slows you down, you should wait until Whispers lights up to Crouch and ambush survivors. This also prevents them from hearing your Terror Radius before you approach since Whispers is the same size as your Terror Radius. Surveillance will help you keep track of generators that are being completed, while Jolt will provide generator slow down as you get downs using your basic attack. Make Your Choice ensures that you have the opportunity to get insta-downs throughout the match, something that can often be game-changing for a killer with a basic slowdown ability like The Pig.

Gen Whisperer Pig Build

This Gen Whisperer Pig build provides you with a constant feed of information about generators. You'll know which generators survivors are working on, as well as which generators are almost completed - and have the means to prevent those generators from popping.

  • Surveillance (The Pig)
  • Scourge Hook: Pain Resonance (The Artist)
  • Jolt
  • Hex: Ruin (The Pig)

In a fairly recent update, developers changed Scourge Hook: Pain Resonance so that it would no longer notify the killer of the survivors' locations. This build brings that tracking back by pairing the Scourge Hook with Surveillance, which tells you when a regressing generator is being worked on. Jolt and Hex: Ruin provides you with further regression and tracking when paired with Surveillance.

What Are The Best Perks For Pig?

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

A few of the best perks on Amanda Young in Dead by Daylight are:

  • Surveillance (The Pig)
  • Scourge Hook: Pain Resonance (The Artist)
  • Jolt
  • Whispers
  • Hex: Ruin (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:

DBD Seasons, Updates, Patch Notes and Roadmap Updates
DBD Tier Lists & Best Perks
DBD Killer Builds
DBD Survivor Builds
DBD Game Guides
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