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The Best Spirit Builds In Dead By Daylight (May 2024)

Here are the best builds for The Spirit in Dead by Daylight so you can terrify survivors as this ghostly killer.
The Best Spirit Builds In Dead By Daylight (May 2024)
1 May 2024 - We've updated the page to reflect any recent changes to perks and abilities in Patch 7.6.0 that might impact the best Spirit builds in Dead By Daylight.

The Spirit is one of the most terrifying killers in the horror game Dead by Daylight. She can sneak up on survivors rapidly using her ability, ensuring she can get a hit on unsuspecting players.

Though the Spirit is strong, she isn't particularly easy to play, as you need to know how to predict survivors' movements accurately. This means you may want to use a strong loadout to boost your chances of winning. Here is your guide to The Spirit, including her power, perks, and the best loadout available for her.

The Spirit Power And Perks

To pick out the best perks for The Spirit, you'll first need to understand her power and how it works so you can think about how the game's many perks may be able to complement it.

You should also learn more about The Spirit's own teachable perks since they come with the killer by default and can be used together to earn Adept Spirit.

Let's go over all of The Spirit's perks:

Perk: Spirit Fury

  • After breaking a few pallets, the next time you are stunned by a pallet, it is instantly broken by the Entity.

Perk: Hex Haunted Ground

  • Two trapped Hex Totems spawn in the Trial. When one of them is cleansed, all Survivors suffer from the Exposed status effect for a short duration.

Perk: Rancor

  • You become obsessed with one Survivor. Each time a generator is completed, all Survivors' locations are revealed to you. Once all the generators are completed, the obsession has the Exposed status effect and you can kill the obsession.

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Dead by Daylight's Spirit can use her power to sneak up on survivors. (Picture: Behaviour Interactive)

Power: Yamaoka's Haunting

The Spirit's power is called Yamaoka's Haunting, which allows her to quickly and sneakily approach survivors. The in-game description reads:

  • Yamaoka is the name she carries from her ancestors, who unleashed hell on the battlefield. The Spirit draws her power from their wrath, haunting the living as retribution for her suffering.

  • The Spirit can use Yamaoka's Haunting to enter the Ethereal Plane and re-appear at a new location.

  • Press and hold the Power button to charge Yamaoka's Haunting. The Spirit will depart her physical body, leaving behind a stationary 'Husk' that fades once Yamaoka's Haunting has elapsed.

Best Spirit Builds In Dead By Daylight

Spirit is a highly mobile killer in Dead by Daylight, allowing her to move around the map and attack survivors rapidly. 

That said, she is a pretty versatile killer, and Spirit players have the privilege of being able to experiment with lots of different loadouts. Here are just a few of the best possible builds for Spirit.

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The Spirit can perform well using a wide variety of builds. (Picture: Behaviour Interactive)

Beginner Spirit Build

When starting as a new Spirit main, it can be hard to figure out what perks to use. That's why we've put together this beginner Spirit build using only perks that come with The Spirit or can be found in any killer's Bloodweb.

  • Hex: No One Escapes Death

  • Jolt

  • Sloppy Butcher

  • Bitter Murmur

Jolt and Sloppy Butcher provide slowdown throughout the match, slowing down generators and preventing survivors from rapidly healing. Bitter Murmur will help you consistently locate survivors, ensuring you get value out of your Yamaoka's Haunting. Hex: No One Escapes Death is there to help you end-game in case you struggle throughout the match.

Pallet-Eating Spirit Build

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Pallets might hold The Spirit back, but the pallet-eating build combats this obstacle. (Picture: Behaviour Interactive)

The Spirit has one major enemy: pallets that stand between her and survivors. This build counters survivors' main plan of attack, allowing this killer to rapidly eat through pallets and down survivors. 

  • Hex: Blood Favour (The Blight)

  • Hex: Undying (The Blight)

  • Hex: Pentimento (The Artist)

  • Deadlock (The Cenobite)

Most of the perks in this build are Hexes, meaning it seems to be a pretty risky one to run if survivors start cleansing them. But don't worry - that's where Hex: Pentimento comes in, punishing survivors with major slowdown if they choose to cleanse Blood Favour. And even if they do cleanse it, Hex: Undying is there to bring it right back up. 

PotatoLegion Spirit Build

Streamers in the community have taken it upon themselves to create builds for various killers. PotatoLegion created a well-rounded build for Spirit, highlighting what she does best while patching up her weaknesses.

  • Jolt

  • BBQ & Chili (The Cannibal)
  • Corrupt Intervention (The Plague)
  • Scourge Hook: Pain Resonance (The Artist)

Corrupt Intervention, Jolt, and Pain Resonance all provide slowdown, while BBQ & Chili ensures you can keep track of survivors throughout the match to land those hits.

What Are The Best Perks For The Spirit?

Those are all the best builds for The Spirit, but you might still be wondering which individual perks work best on this killer. After all, creating your own builds can be fun and allow you to try new playstyles.

You can mix and match the following perks to create an incredible build for The Spirit:

  • Spirit Fury (The Spirit)

  • Enduring (The Hillbilly)

  • Brutal Strength (The Trapper)

  • Hex: Ruin (The Hag)

  • 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:

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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