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Do you use Self-Care?

So, for a long time I didn't use Self-Care. I think it's nice to change up the perks sometimes and honestly I'm doing pretty good without it.

But recently I've gotten into so many situations where I really needed Self-Care badly (yes, I do use Bond and medkits) and made me realize how strong and important it is.

Now I'm confused and I have no idea if I should use it again or if I should keep the non-Self-Care life.

What are your thoughts on this?



  • FeelsVeryBadManFeelsVeryBadMan Member Posts: 197

    Honestly, I think Self-Care takes a long time to fully heal, especially if the killer has Sloppy Butcher, but a lot of the time I felt like I've been weighing my team down because I was wasting too much time looking for someone available to heal me.

  • KillermainBTWm8KillermainBTWm8 Member Posts: 4,212

    I don't worry about healing I get on a gen, usually you should be able to find someone pretty quickly and other times it's not even needed to find other people because all gens are almost done might as well not get healed especially if using adrenaline. But I guess that's just me I can handle being injured before getting chased but I do understand there are other people that would rather be full health. If people focus more on gens than healing especially if people knew if someone was getting chased then you can do gens even faster. With the current gen rush meta it's better not to use SC and wait for adrenaline.

  • FeelsVeryBadManFeelsVeryBadMan Member Posts: 197

    Alright, at this point I'm just trying out different builds with and without Self-Care to see which one fits me the most. Thanks for the reply tho.

  • LCGasterLCGaster Member Posts: 3,154

    Self care takes a while to heal...but most of the time my teammates are idiots

  • PunLPunL Member Posts: 136

    I am playing without SC for ages, i think it just takes to much time to heal and i rather play stealthy then ballsy. Therefor I go with Iron Will.

  • PigNRunPigNRun Member Posts: 2,428

    Pharmacy for life. You usually only need to heal up once or twice anyway.

  • GrootDudeGrootDude Member Posts: 14,112

    I run OoO, BL, MoM and DS and I agree with others self caring takes too long and you’re better off rushing gens.

  • KurisataruKurisataru Member Posts: 460

    No but because my build doesnt run an exhaustion perk either atm I will bring a medkit or a toolkit luck offerings in hopes of getting a good medkit or another good toolkit most likely.

  • crabby247crabby247 Member Posts: 58

    I ran self care for a long time but I also run bond. Silly I know. A few months ago I switched up self care for iron will and there is no going back!! I don’t miss it at all and am amazed at how I can loose the killer in a chase while injured because they can’t hear me.

  • MiloMilo Member Posts: 7,080

    Ran Self-Care, realized i was running mostly injured anyways (because im a potato and got hit almost instantly after healing) and took Bond instead so if i have the chance they will heal me

  • IhatelifeIhatelife Member Posts: 5,069


  • Saint_UkraineSaint_Ukraine Member Posts: 944

    I used to bring it all the time, but now I just use medkits. They're faster anyway.

  • KiskashiKiskashi Member Posts: 1,043

    Nope, as with others above I find it much faster to have pharmacy and/or plunderers and just loot green kits to my hearts content, most kits last the match anyway (at least 2 heals). I painfully watch other survs self caring in the corner with sloppy while I'm on the hook... let's just say selfcare is kinda overrated...esp with sloppy or nurses...

  • FreyatheKindFreyatheKind Member Posts: 90

    Self care is one of my must haves, though I am starting to take med kits with me lately and I’ve found I’m using self care less and less.

    However, on the rare occasion I get a killer with Franklins? I’d really miss having that self care lol.

    I think the need for it also varies on if a friend is with you or if you’re with a bunch of randoms.

  • danaradanara Member Posts: 129
    edited April 2019

    I don’t run it anymore, as others have said it takes too much time that you could be doing gens.

    When I see people running self care I feel like they forget they can actually do stuff injured, and that you don’t always need to be fully healed to do objectives. Instead of running to the hook to get someone off so they don’t go into stage 2 they’d rather self care immediately.

  • Mat_SellaMat_Sella Member Posts: 3,193

    people don't realize how much time they're wasting when they take self-care, along with the fact that a teammate may have a healing perk along with the ability to see you. Sure it's "ok" when against Freddy but other than that, you're doing the team a disfavor

  • SamG528SamG528 Member Posts: 4

    I played with it when I first started the game, but now a days I don’t really run it. If anything Pharmacy is a better self healing perk because the heals with the med kit are faster.

  • ElisabethofhabsburgElisabethofhabsburg Member Posts: 7
    edited April 2019

    It is a very good perk and I used it earlier, but now I want to have set of 4 other perks. I have died in the game many times only, because I did not have self-care and could not heal myself/could not find anyone to heal me. Self-care is also useful if you run mettle of man since mettle of man turns off once you enter dying state. I rarely go all the way to dying state if I have self-care equipped, because I can heal myself at any time (when not in chase). I rarely take more than 2 hits in a chase, because I can usually escape with lithe and urban evasion.

    Of course, if you have a good medkit.. then you do not really need it.

    I have medkits, but I have not used them much. Without self-care I usually end up hunting medkits around the map and it wastes time, which could be spent working on generators. A killer will also more likely hear an injured survivor. With self-care I usually heal myself instantly after I find a safe spot.

  • MasterMaster Member Posts: 10,200

    Not as long as the devs refuse to fix genrush. Right now its simply better to rush gens and run adrenaline

  • PandiferPandifer Member Posts: 37
    edited April 2019

    So help me, if I am on a hook, and I see you in a corner trying to self care through sloppy, you are dead to me. Lol. This happens way too often. Iron will works fine.

  • slingshotsurvivorslingshotsurvivor Member Posts: 943

    With the new changes to healing and more killers running sloppy butcher with nurses' calling it wastes too much time to heal yourself and is more of an annoyance. Do gens, wait for a buddy and survive on! 😉

  • Dwight_FairfieldDwight_Fairfield Member Posts: 5,960

    Yes I do. Its a perk I find consistently useful.

  • MegsAreEvilMegsAreEvil Member Posts: 819

    the problem are those filthy survs that unhook but dont heal. they screw up the whole game.

  • GuertenaGuertena Member Posts: 391

    50%? Hell no, almost all matches I got mangled and it takes a year to fully heal. I'd rather bring Leader to others survivors heal me faster.

  • SnyprLifeSnyprLife Member Posts: 63

    I usually use it along with botany knowledge and a medkit/ pharmacy and plunderers whenever i do use it

  • NuclearBurritoNuclearBurrito Member Posts: 6,807

    I do but I'm probably going to start just using a med-kit

  • PeepingPeacockPeepingPeacock Member Posts: 354

    It gets worse the higher up in ranks you go.

    Its alright at the start, but I'd take adrenaline once gens start getting pop'd all the time and people are not crouching around the map.

  • GodDamn_AngelaGodDamn_Angela Member Posts: 2,213
    edited April 2019

    TBH I never really thought about it but, really, Pharmacy is a better version of Self Care right now.

    Also, I never use Self Care.

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