All About Dead by Daylight’s New Killer, The Blight

A new killer will soon join the growing cast of Dead by Daylight.

This time around, that killer is The Blight. Players who have been a part of Dead by Daylight for a while will recognise not The Blight himself, but his work. The orange flowers that cause negative effects on the mind and body are his pride and joy.

The Blight has just finished up his run on the PTR which means that he’ll likely be heading into Dead by Daylight in a few weeks. Here’s everything you need to know about the new killer before he lands on the store.


The Lore

The Blight’s origin story is that of struggle and strife. Born as Talbot Grimes, he was a Scottish chemist who pushed beyond the limits of the educational system. In school he produced a medicine that would increase a worker’s productivity but reduce their need to sleep. Only after being attacked by one of the workers who showed him the true effect of his work, dozens of bodies thrown into a mass grave, did he shy away from simple chemical experiments.

While the attack had Talbot at the brink of death, he was found by a group of monks who spent their days searching through ancient text looking for other dimensions. Talbot agreed to help. When things took a turn for the worse and the monks began to grow uneasy, he found himself trapped in an opium den with all of his life’s work gone. He used a rock to endlessly carve his research into the walls. When he ran out of room there, he used his own skin as paper. One day the other opium den residents found Talbot gone and the only indication of his presence was one sentence written over and over again on the walls: Death is Only the Beginning.

Watch new survivor Felix up against The Blight in our PTR gameplay video below:

The Blight’s Special Ability and Attack

Special Ability: Rush – Rush allows the killer the dash forward, consuming 1 token. During Rush, The Blight cannot attack. Running into walls or other obstacles will begin the Chain Rush Window.

Special Attack: Lethal Rush – During the Chain Rush window, use the power button to initiate Lethal Rush which consumes 1 token. The Blight can perform an attack during the lethal rush. After the window closes, The Blight enters fatigue where he will recharge tokens.

The Blight’s abilities are great for allowing him to get around the map quickly and take survivors by surprise. It will be interesting to see how survivors handle such a mobile killer.

The Blight’s Perks

Dragon’s Grip – After kicking a generator, for the next 30 seconds, the first survivor that interacts with it will scream, revealing their location for four seconds and becoming afflicted with the Exposed status effect for 60 seconds. This perk has a cooldown of 120 seconds.

Dragon’s Grip has the potential to be a fantastic perk; especially for slow killers who can’t waste time searching an area after they’ve kicked a generator. This will alert them immediately if someone goes back to the generator. The Exposed effect makes it worthwhile for them to go back and attempt to find that survivor.

Hex: Undying – While Hex: Undying is active, survivors within two metres of any totem have their aura revealed for four seconds. When another Hex totem is cleansed, that Hex transfers to an available dull totem, losing any tokens in the process.

Hex: Undying is especially effective when paired with Hex: Ruin. It could also be powerful when paired with something like Hex: Devour Hope or Hex: Haunted Grounds. It also keeps survivors distracted looking for totems.

Hex: Blood Favor – When a survivor is hit, pallets within 16 metres of your location are help in place by The Entity for 15 seconds. These pallets cannot be pulled down. Hex: Blood Favor has a cooldown of 40 seconds.

This Hex has the potential to be great during a chase. If you’ve ever had a survivor running all over the map, then you know how frustrating it can become. Hex: Blood Favor is a great way to keep survivors from being able to use the pallets they desperately need to get away from you.