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If you had to start from scratch.

Knowing what you do now how would you level up each side?

It's not like my PS4 died or anything and I forgot my email and pass to my dedicated DBD steam account. Totally just for science.




  • LordRegalLordRegal Member Posts: 479

    Bill and...pretty much how I did things before, except leave Nurse at 40 instead of P3ing her.

    I don’t use survivor teachables so Bill is the only one I need still, and I enjoy playing pretty much every killer so I’d get my teachables eventually.

  • 53nation53nation Member Posts: 193

    I personally would just shoot for getting bbq asap. Kind of improvise everything else along the way.

  • EchorionEchorion Member Posts: 1,221

    I wouldn't, the game is too grindy. IF everything reset I would probably quit playing entirely. I am already taking a break from being frustrated at it, that would be the nail in the coffin for me.

  • White_OwlWhite_Owl Member Posts: 2,023

    I wouldn't prestige anyone. It wasn't worth the amount of bloodpoints spent and now I feel the need to prestige every new killer because having just one not P3 would annoy me.

  • BossBoss Member, Trusted Posts: 8,358

    Get Wraith up to max. Perk slots, level Cannibal up until Barbecue & Chili unlocks, put it on Wraith and never take it off, level Hillbilly until Enduring's unlocked, level Spirit until Spirit Fury's unlocked, level Pig until Make Your Choice's unlocked, level Hag until Hex: Devour Hope's unlocked, then unlock all other Teachables.

    I would probably do those in an order as well, for example i'd get Save The Best For Last & Pop Goes The Weasel before Beast of Prey & Unnerving Presence.

  • anarchy753anarchy753 Member Posts: 2,111

    I would fix the mistake I made and not go for all teachables. It'd cut the bloodwebs needed to make a decent or fun build in half or more to not have the heap of garbage that can show up.

    Seriously, can you imagine a world where Up the Ante wouldn't waste bloodwebs, or Beast of Prey, or everything from plague's perks onwards as killer?

  • Divine_ConfettiDivine_Confetti Member Posts: 468

    Play Billy, level Leatherface, prolly level Spirit for Spirit Fury if I want to keep being braindead with pallets. Keep playing Billy until the end of time. BBQ is the only teachable I 100% need.

    For survivor, play Yui, level Bill for BT (probably play Bill first TBH), Quentin for Pharmacy, Meg for Adrenaline. Then basically anyone else (maybe Nancy for Inner Strength). I'm not picky when it comes to survivor perks, but I love getting free medkits and I think BT is too good to pass up.

  • ElkElk Member, Trusted Posts: 1,615

    Cry, get depressed then play David for his perk, buy Leather Face for BBQ then level everyone to 40 and just play Feng.

  • BossBoss Member, Trusted Posts: 8,358

    Btw, though we start from scratch, our experience wouldn't.

    Poor low ranks. 😝

  • ThisGuuy83ThisGuuy83 Member Posts: 332

    Throw the game out the window. I've got 2 years invested and STILL don't have everything unlocked for every killer.

  • MegMain98MegMain98 Member Posts: 1,925

    2 out of 3 of Plague’s perks are pretty good and used quite a bit. Corrupt Intervention and Infectious Fright are used pretty frequently.

  • twistedmonkeytwistedmonkey Member, Trusted Posts: 3,188

    Concentrate on Leatherface for BBQ and David for WGLF and get a decent build with them.

    Then I would feed points into the ones I wish to main until I got those perks and a decent build then id start to play them and slowly feed points into the other characters for the teachables I want.

    I wouldn't prestige anyone until I had all my chars with a build I like that means I could play whoever I wished. Then save up points and prestige my mains one at a time just because I can.

  • BBQnDemogorgonBBQnDemogorgon Member Posts: 3,189

    Enduring/BBQ would be my priority.

    Enduring is my crutch perk can't live without it i eat pallets intentionally 24/ and BBQ imo is the best perk in the game due to the easy 25% bp stacks.

  • malloymkmalloymk Member Posts: 555

    Not a focking chance.

  • LirulinielLiruliniel Member Posts: 2,157

    Curious what your build is honestly.

    I would agree except I generally dont mind the teachables. I like variety with random builds.



    Thanks for your help and suggestions.

  • Nunya_NunyabizNunya_Nunyabiz Member Posts: 27

    Me? Pray to the entity that I get BBQ on the shrine

    Then use stealth killers to get bp and level characters

    This is the most that I know besides archives

  • fcc2014fcc2014 Member Posts: 4,011

    I'd focus on the killer and perks that i want and only unlock them 1st before focusing on my mains.

    I created a subaccount on ps4 over the summer to do this exact thing. The grind is more enjoyable with less useless or garbage perks.

  • WitasWitas Member Posts: 217

    Rush BBQ and WGLF, it'll make the grind wayyy less painfull, losing all the characters sucks though ... best of luck my man !

  • anarchy753anarchy753 Member Posts: 2,111

    There's a couple of killers IF is used on and it's mostly instadowns or it's just wasting your own time, and I really don't play them.

    CI is a really great way to ruin your own lategame because it basically guarantees the last 3-4 gens will be incredibly split up. I would personally never touch it with a 10 foot pole.

  • silverwolf4455silverwolf4455 Member Posts: 401

    Getting the farming perk from each side as soon as possible and not prestiging anyone.

  • Mister_xDMister_xD Member Posts: 3,665

    id do what i'm currently doing:

    have 1 survivor maxed out and then level all the killers to maximum level.

    i'd start with Trapper, since he is my main after all.

  • MegMain98MegMain98 Member Posts: 1,925
    edited December 2019

    I never use either of those perks but I do know that Infectious Fright is pretty solid on killers who can either end chases quickly (Nurse/Billy) or killers with instadowns (Billy/Myers/Plague if survivors don’t cleanse). I’ve seen players make good use of it.

    Corrupt Intervention is good for early game and can help apply some pressure. I don’t personally like it but again...players have made good use of it.

  • KillerRaccoonKillerRaccoon Member Posts: 595

    I’m trying to start from scratch but this damn game doesn’t have a way to reset your progress anymore.

  • FancyMrBFancyMrB Member Posts: 262

    For killers I would go for BBQ & Ruin first.

    For survivor I would level Claudette and Meg.

    When you get surveillance, keep it at level 1!

  • LirulinielLiruliniel Member Posts: 2,157

    on ps4 i leveled everyone around my mains. so far on pc i leveled hag first because im not 100% comfy with M&K since i quit pc around the time dedicated servers popped up.

    I basically leveled Trapper and got Infectious Fright, Corrupt Intervention, and Save the Best for Last on him for PS4 and the build dominated. I never could find a good fourth perk with my limited 50 levels of perks.

  • NuclearBurritoNuclearBurrito Member Posts: 5,020

    I did my research before hand so I don't regret my level choice:


    • Ruin
    • BBQ

    Killer (in order):

    • Nurse (for NC and Thana)
    • Spirit (Not particularly for her perks, I just like Spirit. Though Rancor and HG are both pretty good)
    • Plague (Infectious and Corrupt)


    • Claudette (SC is a good low rank perk)
    • Meg (All 3 of her perks are good)
    • David (DH, nuff said)
    • Steve (Second Wind)
    • Adam (Deliverance. I also want pebble and autodidact for some gimmick build ideas)

  • anarchy753anarchy753 Member Posts: 2,111

    CI is good for the early game, the issue is it sacrifices the late game. It doesn't stall anything very well, just changes which gens get done first. Since it blocks those furthest away from you, that usually means 3 gens at 3 really distant corners unless you're on Azarov's. I'm never touching a perk that relies on absolutely crushing the early game or else you suffer later.

  • DudeDeliciousDudeDelicious Member Posts: 5,028

    Truthfully I’d have still stuck with David.

    If i had come across this question at the beginning of the year I would have said I regret investing such a huge amount of time into Clown. However I no longer feel that way. Clown isn’t bad. He needs a little help but not to the extent that most lament he needs. His power is simple on the surface, but using it as effectively as possible has its complexities, and requires constant mental gymnastics during a chase. Clown actually has ridiculous snowball potential when presented with the right circumstances, especially against absurdly altruistic survivors. Clown either gets embarrassingly stomped or smears the floor with survivor blood.

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