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Acronyms & Terms used in DbD

MandyTalkMandyTalk Mod, Co-ordinator Posts: 12,720
edited October 2020 in Ask the Community

After seeing some posts about the terms we commonly use in game, I thought I'd create a thread with a list of the most common ones - any that need to be added, please comment below and I will add them to the list.


BBQ                                      Barbeque & Chilli, Teachable Leatherface perk

STBFL                                   Save the Best for Last – Teachable Myers Perk

PWYF                                   Play With Your Food – Teachable Myers Perk

DC                                         Disconnecting from the game/Ragequit – Unsportsmanlike Behaviour

AFK                                       Away From Keyboard, as a survivor in this scenario you will start to accumulate AFK Crows which circle your head and will notify the killer to your location

BL                                          Either Balanced Landing (teachable Nea Perk)or Bloodlust - should be obvious from the context.

BS                                          Brutal Strength :eyes: Teachable Trapper Perk

BNP                                      Brand New Part

IW                                         Iron Will – Teachable Jake Park Perk

IG                                          Iron Grasp

KYF                                        Kill Your Friends – it’s a gamemode

NOED                                   Hex No One Escapes Death - general killer Perk

OoO                                      Object of Obsession - Teachable Laurie Perk

SWF                                      Survive With Friends, groups of 2-4 survivors playing together

BT                                          Borrowed Time – William Overbeck Teachable Perk

DS                                          Decisive Strike – Teachable Lauri Perk

PGTW/Pop                         Pop Goes the Weasel – Teachable Clown Perk

DH                                          Dead Hard, Teachable David King Perk


Camping                             A situation where a killer remains near a hooked survivor

Tunneling                           The act of a killer chasing one survivor at the expense of other survivors, ignoring them even.

Kobe (4%)                          When a survivor frees themselves off a hook without another survivor unhooking them 

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  • ill_Boston_lliill_Boston_lli Member Posts: 599

    Yoink - Interrupt Ie grabbed out of locker/off gen/ through window.

  • SCP_FOR_DBDSCP_FOR_DBD Member Posts: 2,416

    DS is also for Death Slinger btw.

  • ill_Boston_lliill_Boston_lli Member Posts: 599

    Dumb tech: Stun the killer with a pallet slide over to them sit inside them slide back over. Or you can keep running while your team mate pick the pallet back up with anymeans.

  • CashelP14CashelP14 Member Posts: 3,827

    Farming - doing something that isn't normal to get more points I.e working with the killer or unhooking a survivor infront of the killer.

    Didn't word that as well as I hoped.

  • malatrusemalatruse Member Posts: 638

    3 Gen - Refers to a situation where the last 3 generators are situated fairly close together, which is advantageous for the killer. Occasionally you will see the more rare 4 gen variant.

  • CraftyAlphaManCraftyAlphaMan Member Posts: 4
    edited December 2020

    Beamer - Term sometimes used for a flashlight. i.e "Beamer saved him"

  • RighiRighi Member Posts: 19

    What is NERF?

  • GarlicPopsGarlicPops Member Posts: 20
    edited January 27

    Burger King Myers - A troll/challenge build for The Shape that consists in using the Vanity Mirror + Judith's Tombstone add ons to massively reduce your speed and turn you into a very slow killer with a short lunge. This is normally done as a challenge or as a troll build.

    Adept/Adepting - A term used to refer to a survivor or killer that are using their 3 unique perks in order to get the adept achievement.

    Bodyblocking - A strategy done by both killers and survivors that consists in using your character (body) to block your opponent's path. Survivors normally use it to prevent killers from hooking survivors and killers use it to block windows, pallets, exit gates and the hatch.

    Sandbagging - Intentionally trying to get your teammates killed or reveal their location to the killer. This is normally done by doing loud noise actions near a teammate to get the killer's attention or by bodyblocking them or dropping a pallet on their faces during a chase.

  • StickbugStickbug Member Posts: 4

    Boosted survivor/killer - when someone has a high rank but fails a lot/doesn't know how to do certain things/overall seems like an inexperienced player

    Dead on hook/death hook - describes a survivor who has been hooked twice/has reached the struggle phase and got rescued, and will be sacrificed if they get caught and hooked again.

    Teabagging - pressing the crouch button repeatedly as survivor (or as The Pig/Ghostface) to make it look like the character is dancing. Often done by toxic survivors after pallet stunning the killer or in the exit gate area. Considered BM.

    OP - overpowered, i.e. a perk build that almost always ensures at least one kill or two

    Clickie - either another term for flashlight, or for a survivor who tries to get the killer's attention by quickly shining their flashlight at the killer, creating both a visual and audible distraction

    Tombstone Myers - A Shape using the two add-ons "Fragrant Tuft of Hair" and "Judith's Tombstone". Those make it so that the Shape can grab and kill survivors when he is in Evil Within Tier 3, which, once reached, lasts until the end of the match thanks to the tuft of hair. Usually paired with the perks "Play With Your Food", "Hex: Ruin", "Dying Light" and "Brutal Strength"

    Impossible Skill Checks Doc - A Doctor using the add-ons "Calm - Carter's notes" and "Iridescent King" (or another Calm add-on) in combination with the perks "Hex: Huntress' Lullaby", "Unnerving Presence", "Overcharge" and "Distressing", as well as either the "Jigsaw Piece" or "Hawkins National Laboratory ID" offering. The whole point of this build is to have a terror radius that covers almost the whole map (so that Unnerving Presence can be used as efficiently as possible) and make skill checks extremely difficult.

    Basement Bubba - A Leatherface using the perks "Insidious", "Monstrous Shrine", "Agitation" and either "Iron Grasp" or "Territorial Imperative". A Basement Bubba wants to hook survivors in the basement and camp them to ensure the kill, using Insidious to suppress his terror radius while standing in the corner of the basement. Any survivor that tries to save the hooked person will then be downed using the chainsaw and receive the same annoying treatment until they die.

    DK Billy/Drift King Billy - A Hillbilly using the two boots add-ons, which make steering during a chainsaw sprint much easier. Perks used by DK Billy are "Trail of Torment", "Tinkerer", "Oppression" and "Surveillance".

    Jungle Gym - an area in outdoor maps where several walls stand in close proximity to each other, creating a looping area with windows and/or pallets

    Killer Shack - the little building that exists on every map (except for indoor maps like The Game, Léry's Memorial Institute, Hawkins National Laboratory and Midwich Elementary School). It always spawns with one normal door, one door with a pallet (which is always considered a "god pallet") and a window. The basement often spawns in the killer shack too, but not always.

    Yamaoka Gym - A special kind of jungle gym that is exclusive to the "Yamaoka Estate" and "Mount Ormond" maps. It's most prominent feature are the diagonal walls.

    Fun Bus - A loop unique to the "Autohaven Wreckers" maps. It's a bus, divided into two parts, one on the left and one on the right. It can spawn in different ways. One window is either connecting the two parts of the bus, or at the end of one part. A pallet either spawns in the middle of the other part or between the bus and a rock.

    House of Pain - a term used to describe Michael Myers' house on the "Haddonfield" map. It is a two-story building with window locations that depend on the spawn. A similar house can be found on the "Springwood" maps. Usually, there is a generator as well.

    Four-Lane - A type of jungle gym that consists of four parallel walls. between the first and second wall is a pallet and in the third wall there is a window.

    Tractor - A construction unique to the "Coldwind Farm" maps. It is some kind of farming machinery with a ramp that leads to an elevated area with two vaults, surrounded by haystacks. very good to get a better view of the map's layout and players' locations as well as to loop if done correctly

    The High Ground - Basically every elevated place: hills, tractors, balconies etc. Star Wars reference; the one who has the high ground usually has an opportunity over his opponent. Survivors, too, but especially long range killers like the Huntress can easily use the high ground to their advantage.

    The Konami Code - If you own the "Silent Hill"-DLC, select Pyramid Head (The Executioner) as your killer and return to the main menu. There, you type the following to receive the "Vic Viper" charm: W W S S A D A D right mouse button, left mouse button, enter (PC); up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, O, X, options (PS4); up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A, START (Xbox)

    Buffing/nerfing - Used in game discussions to talk about changes. To buff means to make something stronger, to nerf means to make something weaker.


    +"In the 4.5.0 Mid-Chapter patch, the Clown got buffed, now he has another type of bottle to make him stronger"

    +"Mori's were really painful to go against, I'm glad they nerfed them so that survivors have to be dead on hook now to be moriable."

  • SamuraiDragon27SamuraiDragon27 Member Posts: 90

    we have all these abbreviations for perks but no one says Mna or ma. we just say Monitorandabuse as fast as humanly possible lol

  • MandyTalkMandyTalk Mod, Co-ordinator Posts: 12,720

    I say MnA - I'm way too lazy to say something fast like that, I jumble my words up :)

  • Nugget09Nugget09 Member Posts: 15

    I tried it when reading this and something like "Monnerbuse" came out.

  • VioletCrimesVioletCrimes Member Posts: 55

    When something in a video game Is changed to the point that it’s almost completely ineffective, it’s considered nerfed. From my understanding, it comes from Nerf brand toys (guns etc that shoot foam darts and are totally harmless).

  • Harish18Harish18 Member Posts: 1

     Star Wars reference; the one who has the high ground usually has an opportunity over his opponent. Survivors, too, but especially long range killers like the Huntress can easily use the high ground to their advantage.

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