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Is any killer as rewarding to learn as Nurse?

I started out this game by playing Nurse and am just now finding myself getting kind of bored. I want to learn a new killer (or just turn off the game earlier, lol), but I feel kind of spoiled by having learned Nurse first. Is there any killer that is as rewarding as Nurse to play? I like being able to use meme-y perks and no addons, yet still not feeling gimped (unless facing a competent SWF). And even if a game or two goes kind of south because of this, I can just put on tryhard perks and smash a game instantly. I know that getting good at any killer will allow this (because matchmaking is trash + playerbase isn't the most skilled), but does any killer come close to how good Nurse is once learnt?



  • GhostMaceNotCrustyGhostMaceNotCrusty Member Posts: 716

    Pyramid head or blight? Their pretty fun (at least for the killer) and the blight definitely has a high skill cap. Ph also has a pretty high skill gap.

  • derppugderppug Member Posts: 239

    I'm waiting for the blight POV fix before trying him out. PH doesn't seem to rewarding. He's a good killer, but compared to Nurse it's underwhelming. =/ I'd rather just play Nurse at that point

  • SlashstreetboySlashstreetboy Member Posts: 1,811

    I think if you become a true master, Hillbilly is still a force to be reckoned with, allowing for tons of 5 gen 4ks. I´d say it´s extremely difficult though after his rework.

  • GreatamygdalaGreatamygdala Member Posts: 292

    None as hard as nurse.

    Though I'm confident I can run no addons or meme perks with Blight or Oni that's about it I guess. People say blight is the second hardest thing in the game but I kind of mastered the hero in an under a day but Nurse is just impossible for me.

  • GhostMaceNotCrustyGhostMaceNotCrusty Member Posts: 716

    Playing blight isnt that bad with high low POV but I understand the wait.

  • Withered8Withered8 Member Posts: 1,160

    Blight and Huntres.

  • HoodiedHoodied Member Posts: 12,903

    Billy by far is the most challenging to master at his full potential as he has a really hard maneuver he can pull off with his chainsaw that, if done at the correct loops, can be extremely unexpected and can result in a down from it (Did it once in KYF to have my comrade learn what the new perks do and so I can see how good he was at looping Billy, lets just say I am proud of him)

  • AltarfAltarf Member Posts: 1,043

    Gotta be Freddy. His skill ceiling is about as high as Victor's height.

    On a serious note, though, hitting prediction shots through walls with PH is difficult and rewarding, although a bit easier with the rework (still think it could've been handled better). Hillbilly also has a lot to learn, but is frustrating because of the overheat capping what you can try with the saw, and his addons being mostly trash. Oni is also like billy, with less of a skill ceiling but much less frustrating and with much, much better addons.

    I've also heard that huntress and blight are good candidates. Huntress is undeniable, I still laugh at blight. Genuinely do not understand the general community's view of him as like a top 5 killer or whatever, especially those who say he's the third best. Literally go behind a wall 4head, it's not that hard. Or, you know, juke him by turning an inch to the side. This has worked on every blight i've gone against, ever, including the p3 ones. All four of them. He is very fun to play against, though!

  • GwintyGwinty Member Posts: 837

    I would suggest Ghostface.

    It is a very different approach to the game when you play him for the stalk and not just use his power during chases. You need to understand survivors pathing outside a chase and predict where they will be. Also you need to balance abonding chases and getting some stalking off while leaving the one survivor for the other in order to mark her later. You reward for good stalking is a one shot on the marked survivors and feels very good when done right. Also you can nearly constantly find new angles from where you can stalk the survivors. Not to mention the occasionaly fun parts when you sit next to a survivor doing a gen...

    As for perks, you said you like meme-builds and different perks?

    Well of course Ghostface has a "standart build" with Whispers, BBQ, Pop and others.

    But you can also use nearly every other Perk on him: Spies from the Shadows, Dragons Grip, Mind Breaker, Beast of Prey...you can run so many dumb combinations on him. Try his ulra rare add-on the Outdoor Camara with "Knock Out", "Infectios Fright", "The Third Seal" and one more. Or Thrilling Tremors, Surge, Pop for Gens. You can even build a hit-and-run Ghostface with Sloppy, Nurse Calling, Thantophobia and Whispers.


    If you master the huntress, you will probably feel the same satisfaction when destroying swfs with a snap of a fing-hatchet.

    I suggest her

  • PepsidotPepsidot Member Posts: 1,524

    There is no killer as rewarding as Nurse... she is undoubtedly the best and most rewarding killer in the game once mastered.

    But if you want to try out other rewarding killers, I'd suggest:

    • Spirit
    • Oni

    Both these killers are great with certain perks and playstyles. E.g. Spirit is excellent with Stridor (and also good with DH, TOTH). Oni is excellent with Infectious Fright and slugging.

    So if you get good with those killers you will feel rewarded. But you'll never have as much freedom as you have with Nurse in terms of playstyle and perks, unless you want to seriously handicap yourself.

  • freddymybaefreddymybae Member Posts: 613

    huntress nothing feels better then hitting a yolo across the map

  • WishIcouldmainWishIcouldmain Member Posts: 3,973

    I'd say Billy, Blight, Oni, and Huntress, and Hag.

  • lagostalagosta Member Posts: 1,753

    Had a hillbilly leave me speachless as a survivor a few months ago. The guy was freaking talented and I would stop to watch his chases mid match.

  • Malum_MidnightMalum_Midnight Member Posts: 366

    I’d argue Oni is pretty rewarding

  • DwightFairfieldDwightFairfield Member Posts: 1,247

    Surprisingly Demogorgon, when you learn ways you can abuse hitboxes and shapes to increase your lunge distance it's real fun, too bad it's not optimal at all

  • AChaoticKillerAChaoticKiller Member Posts: 3,104
    edited December 2020

    Blight is probably one that feels great when you play well, another is using all sorts of tricks with your traps as hag. There is a way to get on top of loops with good trap placement, timing, and having the survivor drop the pallet and i swear nothing feels as good as getting it to work and having that loop unusable for the rest of the game since you can put traps on it and leave the pallet down as bait.

  • DabihwowDabihwow Member Posts: 3,409
  • Squirrel_ThiccSquirrel_Thicc Member Posts: 2,678

    There are several killers very rewarding to learn. But none are nearly as rewarding as nurse.

  • BigBrainMegMainBigBrainMegMain Member Posts: 3,826

    I was at this point at once, then I tried Huntress.

    They're both fun.

  • HeartboundHeartbound Member Posts: 3,256
    edited December 2020

    There's very little that can compare to running honing stone as Trapper and having all four survivors step in a trap at the same time. Its only happened once in like 3 years of playing, but all I could do was be like.

    "hm hm hm hm. Truly, I have outplayed you in one hundred thousand ways."

    The only killer I fear at skill cap is the Huntress though, so I'm going to go with her. A nurse can never counter Dead Hard. She'll always miss one swipe against top tier players. Huntress hatchets go through the character model and stay in it for that hit.

  • GannTMGannTM Member Posts: 9,640

    My favorite killer is spirit as she is very fun once you get good with her. I also find hillbilly, blight, pig, and myers very rewarding and fun once you get good with them. Not sure what your general playstyle is so this is something you'll have to figure out as you play more killers, but I'll split the killers up into different categories for you to help you decide which killer you might wanna try.

    1v1 heavy killers: spirit, nurse, deathslinger, huntress, clown, demo, PH, blight, doc

    Snowbally killers: hillbilly, bubba, oni, myers

    Strategic based killers: ghostface, pig, twins, freddy, plague

    Hit and run killers: legion, wraith

    Preparation based killers: trapper, hag

  • derppugderppug Member Posts: 239

    It's pretty easy to bait out dead hard, especially when you get comfortable with blink timers. You can swing at the last second from fatigue, or hold your 2nd blink until last second, etc. And in solo queue, it's so easy to just destroy peple regardless. I'll also willingly eat DS or BT if someone farms someone in front of me, because I can instantly down them again. =/ Problem is that it gets boring, especially because the times I play at seem to get such mediocre players. Maybe it would be more fun during full swing sweats times.

  • HeartboundHeartbound Member Posts: 3,256

    Just my opinion obviously but full sweat teams are how you really gain true mastery imo. They'll pull out all the stops and test you intimately. Feels good to beat them after getting stunned 400 times in a row.

  • ALostPuppyALostPuppy Member Posts: 3,398

    I wouldn't say Billy is the hardest thing in the game to learn. You definitely need to put in a lot more work learning Blight and Nurse than Billy and one of the biggest reasons is you don't bypass a health state with those two killers. You can make curving so easy by using Q and E and you get the same results. It's also only possible with engravings, or if the survivor isn't paying attention, because you simply don't move fast enough to catch them before they round a corner.

  • MadLordJackMadLordJack Member Posts: 8,815

    Let's see, high skill + strong killers... Hag, Huntress, Blight, Billy. I think that's a decent list to learn

  • katoptriskatoptris Member Posts: 2,476

    I find hitting long snipes satisfying with huntress.

  • DragonMasterDarrenDragonMasterDarren Member Posts: 2,272

    Demo's pretty fun, and keeping a 3 gen from a strong team that's been rushing gens the whole game is really rewarding

  • DustinDustin Member Posts: 1,774

    Nurse, Hillbilly, Huntress, Blight and Deathslinger are the only killers who really utilize mechanical skill rather than just strategy and in my opinion are the most fun to learn if you like being able to make flashy plays.

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