Survivor Builds for people bored of the meta
I'm generally a killer player but like playing survivor form time to time but find the meta extremely boring (mostly with every build having an exhaustion perk) and try to stay from a lot of what would be considered the meta perks or meta builds. Instead I enjoy making themed builds based on certain archetypes and figured I'd share a few for people bored and wanting to try something different.
Prove Thyself - Built to Last - Streetwise - Blast Mine
Out of all my fun builds this is probably the most competitive one. No exhaustion perk but gens get done so fast you won't really be in many chases. Grab a toolbox with scraps, wire spool or both and get to work on those gens and when you've built it up tinker up a blast mine to signal where you are for prove thyself value or to protect your gens.
Breakdown - Deliverance/Slippery Meat - Decisive Strike - Tenacity
This is the one for people that want the killers attention for as long as possible while their team does gens. The basic idea is find the killer and loop them for as long as possible and when you feel you're about to go down try to go down in a corner of the map. There will likely be a hook in the area but that's okay because you can get off with either deliverance or slippery meat and when the killer very likely comes back loop them again then get picked up proceed to DS the killer loop some more and when you go down the third time tenacity towards the corner or just away from the hooks in general and chances are that hook you were first hooked on is still broken. There's unlikely to be another hook nearby if you picked your spot correctly and you can wiggle out and keep that chase going. It's technically not looping for 5 gens but it's very possible to keep their attention for 3-5 gens all by yourself.
Red Herring - Deception - Dance with Me - Quick and Quiet
Trickery and Quick Escapes is what this build is about. Similar to the distraction build you wanna waste the killers time with checking gens and lockers nobody is actually at. If you do get found pull off an escape artist act at a window with dance and q&q.
Mettle of Man - Circle of Healing - Overcome - Bond
For when you absolutely positively wanna get mettle of man off in a context that's practical this is the best I've come up with. This one is pretty self-explanatory, use bond to find teammates and be ready to take hits then run off with overcome and make your boon and heal up. Rinse and Repeat until MoM is active.
Visionary - Windows of Opportunity - Alert - Bond
Okay this one I'll admit is overkill but if you like surveying the playing field and being able to make informed decisions on the fly this build is quite fun. You can ensure you never 3 gen, be as near or far from the killer as need be, keep tabs on your teammates and make sure you're making every correct choice in every chase. With massive amounts of info you don't need meta when you can feel confidant every choice you make is the right one.
Any Means Necessary - Boil Over - Power Struggle - Smash Hit
About as close to actually fighting the killer as you can get this build came about from my wanting a survivor with a background in combat sports. While there are no chairs to smash killers with we do have pallets which is what smash hit and power struggle are for. Boil Over is our version of "kicking out" and Any Means Necessary to show off raw strength and make sure we can keep our other perks useful.
Botany Knowledge- Calm Spirit - Circle of Healing - Diversion
Another one that's more about the theme then it is a particular strategy you're kind of a healer that can also use the natural environment to deceive the killer. Ideally you'd play this as healing yourself and others as needed and playing somewhat stealthy so you can stay alive to heal others as needed when not doing gens.
That's all I have for now. I would not recommend playing any of these builds in a tournament but you can get away with them even in red ranks if you play to their strengths so give them a shot if you're looking to shake things up by trying to play a specific role for your team and wanna give the usual BT - DH - DS - UB a break for a couple games and feel free to share your own unique builds when you feel like memeing.