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What are the cons of being the obsession

Just curious cause sometimes ill start as the obsession because of decisive strike or whatever and no one will be chased for a minute then the killer gets me out of no where


  • shadowman0105shadowman0105 Member Posts: 219

    back when dying light was a kill on sight perk it (in my opinion) Being the obsession was a big deal.

    but now unless the killer is running remember me most killers want you to stay alive as long as possible.

  • whammigobambamwhammigobambam Member Posts: 494

    To be the killers new terror radius. It's a partnership made in hell.

  • NikkiwhatNikkiwhat Member Posts: 1,127

    Aside from Rancor, nothing technically.... Tho certain Killers/Killer builds that capitalize on the Obsession (such as any build with Play With Your Food) can mean you unwittingly helping the Killer xP

  • MandyTalkMandyTalk Mod, Co-ordinator Posts: 6,847

    A lot depends on the perks & add ons. For example Nemesis reveals the survivors aura for 60 maximum ( you become the obsession if you blind or stun the killer), with Rancor if you are the obsession you see the killers aura for a maximum of 5 seconds and when all generators are completed the obsession has the exposed status effect and can be mori'd when downed.

    There are other in game effects that benefit the killer that can be achieved with add ons - for example Judiths Journal - Myers will gain more Evil when stalking the obsession and with Freddy Black Box will start the survivor in the Dread World and you can't wake up from it.

  • SnakeSound222SnakeSound222 Member Posts: 2,874

    You can be the Killer’s Terror Radius (Dark Devotion), you can get instadowned and Moried if the gates are powered (Rancor), and in the past you were a high priority target for a Killer with Dying Light (they reworked it though, so this doesn’t happen anymore with the perk).

    That’s it.

  • MringasaMringasa Member Posts: 646

    I find it funny that the original Dying Light made Killers want to tunnel and sacrifice the Obsession ASAP. New DL makes Killers want to keep the Obsession alive as long as possible so they can get maximum stacks on it.

  • anarchy753anarchy753 Member Posts: 2,318
    edited January 18

    Almost nothing.

    The obsession is almost entirely an upside. It makes some survivor obsession perks stronger, and it rewards you more survival bloodpoints when you escape or die.

    The only perks which give the obsession a downside are Rancor and Remember Me, everything else rewards the killer for going for everyone else or actively punishes attacking the obsession. (And nobody really runs either of them.)

    Nemesis is a bit of a weird one as it changes the obsession to the person being chased and reveals their aura for 4 seconds while making them oblivious for a while, but it's really not an impactful effect and most people only use it for switching the obsession to trigger other perks.

  • ABannedCatABannedCat Member Posts: 2,106

    The aura reveal is 4 seconds. The oblivious effect is what is 60 seconds.

  • VolfawottVolfawott Member Posts: 2,988

    Honestly unless the killer is running rancour or remember me you really don't have to worry about being The Obsession

    Most of the other perks requires the killer to at least somewhat keep you alive because they either will lose the power they gained or being too aggressive with you will reduce the power they gained.

    I guess you can make an argument for Nemesis but outside of a couple select and niche builds I don't really see nemesis as a massive threat.

    Outside of that there are about 2 add-ons and actually make an impact if you're The Obsession both of which don't get used very often outside of niche builds.

    So in the grand scheme of things in about 96% of your matches being The Obsession literally means nothing

  • lasombra1979lasombra1979 Member Posts: 1,142

    It depends. If you are an obsession due to a killer perk, for the most part it means nothing. Remember Me and Rancor are the only two that will have any impact, and that is more during end game.

    Now if you are the obsession due to a survivor perk, there is a very good chance you will be tunneled to death

  • ThatbrownmonsterThatbrownmonster Member Posts: 1,579

    can we please have more killers that change depending of their obcession?


    Oni- your obcession drops more blood with an addon

    Plague- Obcession starts sick

    Ghosty- Stalk faster your obcession

    Legion- Stabbing obcession gives an extra 30% frenzy time

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