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

Here is your guide to playing the killer The Trapper in Dead by Daylight, including the best loadouts and perks.
The Best Trapper Builds In Dead By Daylight (May 2024)
1 May 2024 - We've updated the page to reflect any recent changes to perks and abilities that might impact the best Trapper builds in Dead By Daylight.

The Trapper was the first killer to ever be added to the popular 4v1 asymmetrical horror game Dead by Daylight, and he's still one of the most iconic characters, with his masked face appearing in most of the game's promotional art. With his ability to catch survivors in his bear traps, he doesn't just look terrifying; he is truly a formidable killer when played correctly.

Here is your guide to playing The Trapper in Dead by Daylight. We will go over his power and perks, as well as the best loadouts for this killer and how you can use our top loadouts to win more games.

Dead by Daylight Trapper chasing a survivor
Agitation allows The Trapper to move faster and cover longer distances while carrying Survivors.

The Trapper Power And Perks

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

Perk: Unnerving Presence

  • Survivors within your terror radius have a greater chance of triggering hard Skill checks.

Perk: Brutal Strength

  • Destroy dropped pallets and damage generators faster.

Perk: Agitation

  • Increase your movement speed and your terror radius while transporting bodies.

Power: Bear Traps

The Trapper's power is called "Bear Traps." The in-game description reads as follows:

"A large foothold trap made of steel. Bear traps are found lying around Throughout the trial ground, waiting to be picked up and set anywhere. Survivors caught in a bear trap become injured and are temporarily immobilized."

trapper dead by daylight power killer
The Trapper's power allows him to trap survivors in his Bear Traps. (Picture: Behaviour Interactive)

Best Trapper Builds In Dead By Daylight

The Trapper was the first killer to be added to Dead by Daylight, so his ability is pretty simple. He can place Bear Traps, and if survivors step in them, they become injured. Many different perks work well on him, depending on which aspects of gameplay you most enjoy.

As such, there are many different ways you can play this killer. Here are just a few of the top Trapper builds that you can try.

Beginner Trapper Build

If you are just getting started as a new Trapper main, it might be hard to decide what aspects of gameplay you want your build to focus on. Trapper is a great killer for beginners, so it might be a good idea to test this build as you find your footing.

  • Whispers
  • Brutal Strength (The Trapper)
  • Jolt
  • Hex: No One Escapes Death

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

Whispers will help you find survivors throughout the match, while Jolt will slow down generators and Brutal Strength will help you succeed in chases. Hex: No One Escapes Death will give you the boost you need at the end of the game to kill off any pesky remaining survivors.

The Trapper's ability is pretty basic, meaning that lots of builds do well on him. (Picture: Behaviour Interactive)

Hex Trapper Build

The Trapper does not have a lot of abilities or special attacks to help him out, so Hexes can patch up his weak spots and help him slow down the game enough to earn some hooks. This build focuses on slowing down the game and downing survivors through the use of Hex totems.

This build will send survivors in a mad scramble to complete your Hexes, resulting in chaos that will allow you to get multiple downs. Survivors will likely struggle to find the Hex: Ruin or Hex: Devour Hope totems, allowing you to maintain multiple types of pressure, especially with Hex: Undying to back up your Hexes. No matter which totems stay up in the end, this build is sure to be a fun one.

What Are The Best Perks For Trapper?

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

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

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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