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Killer mains, how do you feel about DS and is it OP to you?

Are you fine with just eating it and continuing the chase? Do you slug the survivor until their perk timer runs out? If you feel it’s OP then what type of changes would you like to see? I’d like to know your perspective of it. I always get drastically different responses when I ask players about this.



  • SodaheadSodahead Member Posts: 62

    I leave them on the ground as bait. Problem solved.

  • BossBoss Member, Trusted Posts: 10,732

    Stuns are something i'll always heavily dislike, but my preferred playstyle generally has me avoid getting stabbed anyway.

  • bartolomej4661bartolomej4661 Member Posts: 5
    edited February 10

    im thinkits too much

  • WaffleyumboyWaffleyumboy Member Posts: 7,194

    DS isn't too strong but it's very annoying for killers to face so it would be nice if it had deactivation conditions like repairing, unhooking, and hiding in a locker. When I play killer I think DS makes the game more interesting, aside from locker plays. Clone plays are also frustrating.

  • Danielgdp3Danielgdp3 Member Posts: 235

    Couldn't care less about decisive strike

  • Mikey4HireMikey4Hire Member Posts: 267

    I mean, I just go Chase someone else besides the one with ds, no point in tunneling them just to be stunned. Either that or down them. It doesn't need a nerf, Same with bt.

  • HorrorLover74HorrorLover74 Member Posts: 37

    The only problem is when someone who has it during the endgame. I wanna slug them but its near impossible so I eat it then either way they escape. I mean its good but its just annoying to go against four of them and try and eat them all. Just irritating but at the end of the day its just a perk and there are plenty of counters to it even if it results into you losing the person.

  • RivynRivyn Member Posts: 2,034

    OP? No. I just think it could use some tweaks. It's an anti tunnel perk. If they're doing an objective, then they obviously aren't being tunneled, and the perk should equate for that.

  • GHOSTfaceP3GHOSTfaceP3 Member Posts: 1,002

    Ds is fine with solo survivors but once you fair it with swf and other perks like unbreakable and BT then it’s OP lol

  • MegMain98MegMain98 Member Posts: 2,568

    No but DS isn’t really an “anti-tunneling” perk. It’s more of an “I’m invincible for 60 seconds” perk. Pair it with Unbreakable/Head On/Inner Strength and you are quite literally invulnerable and survivors should never feel like they have a free getaway.

    If I believe a survivor had DS I’ll leave them on the ground and somebody had to come pick them up. If I’m chasing another survivor that will draw one of them to save the slug and that leaves only one person to work on generators.

    Sometimes I’ll just eat the DS, but I usually try to go after to savior not the recently unhooked survivor.

  • ninjamediness64ninjamediness64 Member Posts: 125

    Most of the times if I get DS'd it feels justified, but a lot of survivors just wave it in my face as a "you can't touch me" perk. They'll do a gen right in front of me or they'll jump in a locker so I can't just slug them.

    I could probably live with those if not for how unbelievably strong DS is in the endgame. Since it still considers it tunneling when they're the only survivor left in the trial, I literally can't do anything to prevent their escape if they're close to a gate or the hatch with DS.

    That doesn't happen a lot, but it feels so awful to play against.

  • BlueberryBlueberry Member Posts: 6,989

    It is way too strong imo. An anti-tunnel perk is fine, but it's abused for way more than that. It shouldn't work on grabs and deactivate if another player is hooked, then it would be fine probably.

    Eating the DS's early against a good team is how you lose the game.

  • ExerlinExerlin Member Posts: 877

    I do. 60 seconds is a long time, and I'm constantly worrying about who has DS or not. It makes a lot of close games loses, allows survivors to make bad saves for free, forces killers to play in a very specific way, and the fact that you can't tell if a specific survivor has it causes some anxiety. It is a bad perk for the game's health and needs some extra conditions to prevent it from being abused.

  • BloodyNightsBloodyNights Member Posts: 525

    I've got no problem with borrowed time, or Decisive Strike. I never really get why it's so hated, I've seen a lot of killers who really like camping the hook, and really like to tunnel. It is the fastest way to kill someone I guess. I always go after the person who made the save if I haven't left the hook altogether. Usually it's an easy slap when they are going for it, and another slap after the save and that's a downed survivor for me to just re-hook, and go on to somewhere else.

    It can be a little annoying once you start hooking people in rapid succession, because you may not remember who you've hooked and how long it's been. But it generally isn't something that happens often.

  • QuolQuol Member Posts: 676
    edited February 11

    Its fine, if i end up going after them i just slug. The only annoying part is when you get blind sided by a DS because you completely forgot about them while going after other survivors.

  • DwinchesterDwinchester Member Posts: 845

    It's very over powered in its current form. It's basically 60 seconds of god mode. The triple tunnel thread shows how broken it is during the egc. I will either slug or eat it early.

  • TragicSolitudeTragicSolitude Member Posts: 2,494

    Once the last gen has been done or the EGC has started or only two survivors are left, I mean in any of those situations DS becomes ridiculous. The killer's options are very limited, but hey, let's stun him for five seconds for bothering to try. Or hey, let's stab the killer when he's attempting to stop someone from unhooking another survivor in his face. Let's jump in a locker so the killer can't even slug for added pressure: either the survivor stays injured in the locker, or the survivor gets off the killer's shoulder injured. Crazily, the better option is to actually eat the DS so they can't use it later.

    I don't get hit with DS very often. I play survivor, I've been tunneled out, being tunneled out early in the match sucks, so I know that DS serves a necessary purpose. Once you reach the end of the match, though, the killer can either tunnel or they can go stand in a corner while the remaining survivors escape, because there's not enough time to play musical hooks without getting DS'd at some point. That's the irony of DS: nice killers who don't tunnel early in the match get punished by it later when it's way stronger.

    I remember a match once with a cocky David... it was down to him and a Quentin. Quentin saves him off the hook, I down and hook Quentin, and then I go after David because there is nothing else to do. David continues to act cocky, gesturing at me, and I down him. And then, because I'm not an idiot, I get to watch him spin around at my feet for 60 seconds before I can hook him. Woo, exciting gameplay. Is that really what a killer should have to do? Watch the last survivor spin around at their feet? And if the killer is inexperienced (or forgetful), they'd have picked up the David and gone from one hooked survivor and one downed survivor to two survivors back on their feet running around. How is that fair on the killer? How is being on the ground for 60 seconds fun for the survivor? What kind of gameplay is that??

  • WaffleyumboyWaffleyumboy Member Posts: 7,194

    Slugging for the 4k is the killer's choice, you're not forced to do it.

  • Flarefire_XxFlarefire_Xx Member Posts: 353

    It abused so it is used for purposes other then tunneling, decrease the timer and de activating when getting on a gen or in a locker.

  • 28_stabs28_stabs Member Posts: 1,380

    The same as you feel about Rancor and bleeding out with my handy reverse bear trap on your head, oink.

  • TragicSolitudeTragicSolitude Member Posts: 2,494
    edited February 11

    Slugging for the 4k usually refers to the killer slugging the third survivor and then going off to find the fourth or using the slug as bait. This wasn't that scenario. This was the third was on the hook and the fourth was right there, gesturing me to come get him because he wanted to DS me. So then it was the third on the hook and the fourth on the ground while I waited out DS. And he didn't even crawl around looking for the hatch, he just spun at my feet.

  • WaffleyumboyWaffleyumboy Member Posts: 7,194

    You were slugging him. Why? Because you wanted a 4k. Simple, no?

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