DBD Killer Tier List – Dead by Daylight (January 2022)

DBD Killer Tier List

Our DBD Killer Tier List ranks all the malevolent characters in the popular survival horror game.


DBD Killer Tier List

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-The Blight

-The Nightmare

-The Nurse

-The Spirit

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Last Updated: January 2022

Dead by Daylight is a unique multiplayer game that features an asymmetric playstyle. In every round, there are four survivors and one killer. Survivors must work together to escape the level, while the killer needs to hunt all four survivors and sacrifice them to what is known as “the Entity.” Players get to choose from a wide roster of playable characters. And for the lone killer, you can be anything from a deranged cannibal to a fearsome Oni.

Because of its innovative gameplay mechanics, Dead by Daylight garnered plenty of praise. And after the developers ironed out its kinks and drawbacks, the title became one of the most sought-after multiplayer horror games in the market. Hundreds of gamers stream content of it on platforms like YouTube and Twitch. If you’re looking to experience the game for yourself, it’s best to read up on each of the character’s abilities, so that you can enjoy the gaming experience. Our DBD Killer Tier List should be able to help with that!

Without further ado, let’s get into the tier list!



Dead by Daylight Features 24 different killers, each with their own unique skills and stats. For this DBD Killer Tier List, we’re ranking each of these creepy characters based on their maneuverability and effectiveness as offensive players. Each killer can fall into one of five categories: S-, A-, B-, C-, and D-Tier. S-Tier killers are some of the most effective in any match, regardless of the survivors they’re up against. Meanwhile, D-Tier killers are lackluster and don’t bring much to the table.

  • The Blight
  • The Nightmare
  • The Nurse
  • The Spirit
  • The Deathslinger
  • The Executioner
  • The Hag
  • The Hillbilly
  • The Huntress
  • The Oni
  • The Twins
  • The Cannibal
  • The Demogorgon
  • The Doctor
  • The Nemesis
  • The Plague
  • The Trickster
  • The Clown
  • The Ghost Face
  • The Legion
  • The Pig
  • The Shape
  • The Cenobite
  • The Trapper
  • The Wraith


Now, let’s learn all the skills, moves, attacks and tips on using our top Killers like Blight and Nightmare on the next page.

About James Sterling

James Sterling received both his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Southern California (USC). His Bachelor of Science was completed in Computer Science (Games) and his Master of Science was completed in Game Development. James spends his free time contributing on popular forums such as Tom's Hardware and AnandTech while hanging out with his cat Jonathan. Humorously, his favorite youtube channel is Jimquisition by Jim Sterling.

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