Dead By Daylight revealed a list of its most-used killer and survivor perks since the most recent update, and the tier list might contain perks that some players don't expect - and some that everyone absolutely expects (cough, The Artist's Pain Resonance, cough). While there are no doubt a few mainstays in the most-used perks, Dead by Daylight's developers have been constantly switching up the meta since last year's perk overhaul, and the pick rates reflect that.
Here's a list of the most-used perks for both killers and survivors in Dead by Daylight as of the 7.1.0 update.
Dead By Daylight Most Used Perks & Pick-Rate
DBD Most Used Survivor Perks
- Windows of Opportunity - 29% pick rate
- Adrenaline - 22% pick rate
- Resilience - 19% pick rate
- Lithe - 17% pick rate
- Self Care - 13% pick rate
- Sprint Burst - 13% pick rate
- Prove Thyself - 11% pick rate
- Dead Hard - 10% pick rate
- Bond - 9% pick rate
- Spine Chill - 6% pick rate
DBD Most Used Killer Perks
- Jolt - 22% pick rate
- Sloppy Butcher - 18% pick rate
- Scourge Hook: Pain Resonance - 16% pick rate
- Pop Goes the Weasel - 15% pick rate
- Barbecue and Chilli - 14% pick rate
- Lethal Pursuer - 14% pick rate
- Corrupt Intervention - 12% pick rate
- Nowhere to Hide - 12% pick rate
- Save the Best for Last - 11% pick rate
- Hex: No One Escapes Death - 11% pick rate
Behaviour mentioned in a recent post's replies that just because pick rates are high doesn't mean that changes are coming to any of these perks. "Pick rates arent everything," the team said, "we also need to consider why these perks are used as much as they are and how powerful they may (or may not) be."
Not necessarily. Pick rates aren't everything, we also need to consider why these perks are used as much as they are and how powerful they may (or may not) be. Data is just one factor to consider, feedback and design intention are equally important.— Dead by Daylight (@DeadbyDaylight) August 4, 2023
Those are all of the most-used perks in Dead by Daylight as of the 7.1.0 update. This data is from 27 April until 5 August 2023, with pick rates changing over time.
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