We have updated our Forum Rules. Please take a moment to read through them: https://forum.deadbydaylight.com/en/discussion/87004/
Stranger Things and the 3.2.0 update will release on all platforms September 17th!

I am seeing revisionist thoughts on Freddy

Seen a few threads and comments this week that people do well with him, enjoy playing him or think he is actually more than OK or even good.

I have suspected this myself for some time as well as I always do quite well with him.

He is an invisible killer! That must count for something.

Definitely upper mid tier. Major rework NOT required.

Comments

  • TheHoodedOneTheHoodedOne Member Posts: 5,446

    What I am gonna say is No!
    Because freddy is a terrible killer, he may be invisible but that allows the perks alert and ooo tell you
    hey its freddy
    even if you cannot see his aura
    Also him being invisible is true, but you can see the grass shift like every other killer
    and his power requires you to put players asleep before he is capable of doing the killers job of injuring a survivor

    Thanks for reading my fellow killer/survivor

  • brokedownpalacebrokedownpalace Member Posts: 2,717
    I usually do pretty well with him. Maybe because he's played so rarely that some people just don't know how to play against him, or they [BAD WORD] around because of his reputation. Do I sometimes get my ass handed to me with him? Yes, just like any killer. 

    For reference, I don't play killer often enough to consistently hit rank 1, but I usually settle between 3 and 5 depending on how determined I'm feeling that month.
  • TsulanTsulan Member Posts: 5,453
    I find it curious that those kind of threads always pop up when people think Freddy will get a buff.
    It's almost like they fear they could face something else than nurse or Billy on high ranks.
  • JanTheManJanTheMan Member Posts: 495
    Bottom line is his power sucks...
  • ChesterTheMolesterChesterTheMolester Member Posts: 2,771
    Tsulan said:
    I find it curious that those kind of threads always pop up when people think Freddy will get a buff.
    It's almost like they fear they could face something else than nurse or Billy on high ranks.
    Well i fear that the rework might make him worse (see Legion for reference), plus he has some pretty good upsides, they just went overboard with the downsides and oversights they refused to fix.
  • BossBoss Member Posts: 5,742

    If i play as him, cubes.
    Don't care how good the other Add-ons are, i'm not gonna wait 7 seconds for hits.
    I never cared about the slow progression in the Dream World.

    So other than his entire Power set, i think he's aight.

  • DemonDaddyDemonDaddy Member Posts: 1,484
    Watching survivors ignore you and hoping for a skill check is a horrible design for a power role. I like Freddy and use him from time to time but needing rare addons and perks to carry the dead weight of his weaknesses needs a revision. Its possible but I doubt the revision will make him much worse. 
  • HatCreatureHatCreature Member Posts: 2,519

    Freddy is not the best, he has the worst defence and awful offense which is why he has a bad reputation and most people suck with him. What those people might not understand is that Freddy is not an in your face Killer like everyone else, he is a strategist run-n-gun Killer.

    You don't Transition someone and chase them, you Transition perferabley more than 1 person then chase someone. Freddy has the best bitch slap, Transition someone, walk away then chase them from the other side of the building and converge on their [BAD WORD] face. Freddy is not straightforward, you need to be crafty because he has no offense or defense and that's why people suck as him. That doesn't make him bad, it makes him difficult.

  • TsulanTsulan Member Posts: 5,453
    Tsulan said:
    I find it curious that those kind of threads always pop up when people think Freddy will get a buff.
    It's almost like they fear they could face something else than nurse or Billy on high ranks.
    Well i fear that the rework might make him worse (see Legion for reference), plus he has some pretty good upsides, they just went overboard with the downsides and oversights they refused to fix.
    Do not fear my friend, the devs will most certainly impress us with a buff that will not only miss all the problems he has, but also nullify the few strengths he has left.

    Just think of the Wraith Cube. Hyped and a total letdown. Because they ignored the changes wraith mains proposed. 
  • IamFranIamFran Member Posts: 346

    I know he is bad but anyway I play him because he is one of the most fun killers in the game IMO. I kill less people when playing Freddy than playing The Pig or Myers, but I don't mind because the reasons exposed.

  • HatCreatureHatCreature Member Posts: 2,519

    @Tsulan said:
    ChesterTheMolester said:


    Tsulan said:

    I find it curious that those kind of threads always pop up when people think Freddy will get a buff.
    It's almost like they fear they could face something else than nurse or Billy on high ranks.

    Well i fear that the rework might make him worse (see Legion for reference), plus he has some pretty good upsides, they just went overboard with the downsides and oversights they refused to fix.

    Do not fear my friend, the devs will most certainly impress us with a buff that will not only miss all the problems he has, but also nullify the few strengths he has left.

    Just think of the Wraith Cube. Hyped and a total letdown. Because they ignored the changes wraith mains proposed. 

    I never seen anyone talk about Wraith, never knew he had a fanbase, what were the proposed changes? If you don't mind sharing of course.

  • TsulanTsulan Member Posts: 5,453

    @Tsulan said:
    ChesterTheMolester said:


    Tsulan said:

    I find it curious that those kind of threads always pop up when people think Freddy will get a buff.
    It's almost like they fear they could face something else than nurse or Billy on high ranks.

    Well i fear that the rework might make him worse (see Legion for reference), plus he has some pretty good upsides, they just went overboard with the downsides and oversights they refused to fix.

    Do not fear my friend, the devs will most certainly impress us with a buff that will not only miss all the problems he has, but also nullify the few strengths he has left.

    Just think of the Wraith Cube. Hyped and a total letdown. Because they ignored the changes wraith mains proposed. 

    I never seen anyone talk about Wraith, never knew he had a fanbase, what were the proposed changes? If you don't mind sharing of course.

    Wraith was on Freddy tier for a long time. Long before Freddy came out.
    The devs would buff him by doing a rework called the Wraith Cube. The rework ignored all suggestions of wraith mains. Instead they gave him the ability to see blood better. Simply a inbuilt bloodhound. To make chases of injured survivors more interesting. 
    To compensate this, they made his uncloaking slow him down. Resulting in mid chase cloaks being pointless. 

    It took them several months to rework the rework. 
  • katoptriskatoptris Member Posts: 376
    Tsulan said:

    @Tsulan said:
    ChesterTheMolester said:


    Tsulan said:

    I find it curious that those kind of threads always pop up when people think Freddy will get a buff.
    It's almost like they fear they could face something else than nurse or Billy on high ranks.

    Well i fear that the rework might make him worse (see Legion for reference), plus he has some pretty good upsides, they just went overboard with the downsides and oversights they refused to fix.

    Do not fear my friend, the devs will most certainly impress us with a buff that will not only miss all the problems he has, but also nullify the few strengths he has left.

    Just think of the Wraith Cube. Hyped and a total letdown. Because they ignored the changes wraith mains proposed. 

    I never seen anyone talk about Wraith, never knew he had a fanbase, what were the proposed changes? If you don't mind sharing of course.

    Wraith was on Freddy tier for a long time. Long before Freddy came out.
    The devs would buff him by doing a rework called the Wraith Cube. The rework ignored all suggestions of wraith mains. Instead they gave him the ability to see blood better. Simply a inbuilt bloodhound. To make chases of injured survivors more interesting. 
    To compensate this, they made his uncloaking slow him down. Resulting in mid chase cloaks being pointless. 

    It took them several months to rework the rework. 
    I still don't understand why bloodhound got built in to wraith's kit
  • PhantomMask20763PhantomMask20763 Member Posts: 4,694

    I really hope my boi Freddy gets some love, he's not as bad as some say but he definitely still needs work. I made a post a while back covering his entire power and all of his addons and how I would change them around a bit. I did have this idea though that as gens get done the time to sleep someone decreases so 5 gens- 7 seconds, 4 gens- 6 seconds, 3 gens- 5 seconds, 2 gens- 4 seconds, 1 gen- 3 seconds, all gens done- 2 seconds. Then we could rework his block addons to do something more useful such as a speed boost for 1, 1.5, 2 seconds after putting a survivor in the dreamworld similar to Wraiths windstorm. I could go on but then I'd be here all night/day. But yeah, Freddy isn't as bad as some say but he does need some nice buffs

  • TsulanTsulan Member Posts: 5,453
    katoptris said:
    Tsulan said:

    @Tsulan said:
    ChesterTheMolester said:


    Tsulan said:

    I find it curious that those kind of threads always pop up when people think Freddy will get a buff.
    It's almost like they fear they could face something else than nurse or Billy on high ranks.

    Well i fear that the rework might make him worse (see Legion for reference), plus he has some pretty good upsides, they just went overboard with the downsides and oversights they refused to fix.

    Do not fear my friend, the devs will most certainly impress us with a buff that will not only miss all the problems he has, but also nullify the few strengths he has left.

    Just think of the Wraith Cube. Hyped and a total letdown. Because they ignored the changes wraith mains proposed. 

    I never seen anyone talk about Wraith, never knew he had a fanbase, what were the proposed changes? If you don't mind sharing of course.

    Wraith was on Freddy tier for a long time. Long before Freddy came out.
    The devs would buff him by doing a rework called the Wraith Cube. The rework ignored all suggestions of wraith mains. Instead they gave him the ability to see blood better. Simply a inbuilt bloodhound. To make chases of injured survivors more interesting. 
    To compensate this, they made his uncloaking slow him down. Resulting in mid chase cloaks being pointless. 

    It took them several months to rework the rework. 
    I still don't understand why bloodhound got built in to wraith's kit
    They wanted to test something cool.
    Basically they wanted a killer who can tunnel. 
  • CaptainXymCaptainXym Member Posts: 75
    edited February 14

    @katoptris said:
    I still don't understand why bloodhound got built in to wraith's kit

    It kinda isn't anymore. You have to be using a particular addon in order to see blood stains more brightly on Wraith, and even then it's only while cloaked still.

  • powerbatspowerbats Member Posts: 7,071

    @Tsulan said:

    They wanted to test something cool.
    Basically they wanted a killer who can tunnel. 

    Wait isn't that Legion, a killer that can tunnel or was it Billy's or Freddy's?

  • TsulanTsulan Member Posts: 5,453
    powerbats said:

    @Tsulan said:

    They wanted to test something cool.
    Basically they wanted a killer who can tunnel. 

    Wait isn't that Legion, a killer that can tunnel or was it Billy's or Freddy's?

    Legion can't tunnel. It's unintentional. He's supposed to hit everybody then track them down again. 

    Whoever tunnels with Freddy, is playing him wrong. 
  • ChesterTheMolesterChesterTheMolester Member Posts: 2,771
    edited February 14
    powerbats said:

    @Tsulan said:

    They wanted to test something cool.
    Basically they wanted a killer who can tunnel. 

    Wait isn't that Legion, a killer that can tunnel or was it Billy's or Freddy's?

    Freddy is best played as a hit and run Killer, anyone that tunnels with him has no idea what hes doing and is way better of playing someone else. 

    @Tsulan
    Given what we said, wouldn't it be easier and better to just replace the RNG with something less BS for both while removing some of downsides and make it easier to mindgame by letting Freddy know if hes visible or not during the dream transition? 
    That way he can keep his few massive upsides while being less bullshit at times for both while generally stronger.

    I don't see how a rework is the best option for him. Bubba and Legion needs them but not Freddy.
  • TsulanTsulan Member Posts: 5,453
    powerbats said:

    @Tsulan said:

    They wanted to test something cool.
    Basically they wanted a killer who can tunnel. 

    Wait isn't that Legion, a killer that can tunnel or was it Billy's or Freddy's?

    Freddy is best played as a hit and run Killer, anyone that tunnels with him has no idea what hes doing and is way better of playing someone else. 

    @Tsulan
    Given what we said, wouldn't it be easier and better to just replace the RNG with something less BS for both while removing some of downsides and make it easier to mindgame by letting Freddy know if hes visible or not during the dream transition? 
    That way he can keep his few massive upsides while being less bullshit at times for both while generally stronger.

    I don't see how a rework is the best option for him. Bubba and Legion needs them but not Freddy.
    Waking up is to easy. There are some things that need to be changed on him. Like being unable to interrupt m1 actions. 

    But yes, bubba and legion also need some love.
  • The_CrusaderThe_Crusader Member Posts: 3,688
    He has his flaws but also has his strengths. Being able to put other survivors asleep to slow them down is decent.

    He is still a nightmare (no pun intended) to play against however due to this and the aura reading.
  • ChesterTheMolesterChesterTheMolester Member Posts: 2,771
    Tsulan said:
    powerbats said:

    @Tsulan said:

    They wanted to test something cool.
    Basically they wanted a killer who can tunnel. 

    Wait isn't that Legion, a killer that can tunnel or was it Billy's or Freddy's?

    Freddy is best played as a hit and run Killer, anyone that tunnels with him has no idea what hes doing and is way better of playing someone else. 

    @Tsulan
    Given what we said, wouldn't it be easier and better to just replace the RNG with something less BS for both while removing some of downsides and make it easier to mindgame by letting Freddy know if hes visible or not during the dream transition? 
    That way he can keep his few massive upsides while being less bullshit at times for both while generally stronger.

    I don't see how a rework is the best option for him. Bubba and Legion needs them but not Freddy.
    Waking up is to easy. There are some things that need to be changed on him. Like being unable to interrupt m1 actions. 

    But yes, bubba and legion also need some love.
    Adressed these issues in my thread (ignore the secondary power idea if you wish). 

    https://forum.deadbydaylight.com/en/discussion/41733/another-freddy-rework-idea/p1?new=1


Sign In or Register to comment.