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What was your favourite nerf?

The nerf that I liked the most was when the devs accidently broke the killer's chase music and you could hear survivors running into bushes to hide.

But since that was temporary and actually a bug, my favourite nerf was when they lightened Claudette's clothing so she couldn't hide in plain sight as easily.

I'd be really interested to hear what past nerfs filled your hearts with joy when you discovered them.



  • ZoneDymoZoneDymo Member Posts: 1,946

    Honestly I like many of nerfs/changes implemented and more need to come.

    EGC, Closing the Hatch, The Nurse, Exhaustion, Several map designs so infinites are more rare, Ruin, Vacuum.

  • BenZ0BenZ0 Member Posts: 4,090

    My favo nerf was the Insta heals. They didnt need any effort or skill to use the instaheals and also they had no counterplay. The syrange and syptic both have now a very usefull effect and have a good counterplay to both of them. They need planing to use and are not too weak. The Instaheals nerf were probably one of the BEST changes the devs ever made and I love them for that <3

  • JawsIsTheNextKillerJawsIsTheNextKiller Member Posts: 3,138

    Actually I forgot about that one. I played without ruin back in the day and 4 players all running Mettle of Man was almost a guaranteed loss.

    I'd rather have it as a dead perk than an OP one. But I haven't seen Ash in a match for quite some time!

  • TunnelVisionTunnelVision Member Posts: 1,350

    The DS nerf that was actually a buff!

    [Insert troll face]

  • BossBoss Member, Trusted Posts: 13,581

    Oh geez, uhmm...

    No more insta-blinds was awesome.

    Also, replacing the white screen with the special effect for being blinded is much better.

    Brand New Part.


    Borrowed Time not working on both Survivors.

    Decisive Strike no longer allowing everyone to go stab stab.

    Mettle of Man no longer being the absolute rolemodel of crutch Perks against M1 Killers.

    Can't really count Object of Obsession for not working against Undetectable, as the addition of Undetectable is moreso a buff rather than it indirectly nerfing OoO, though i'll put it here as a sort of "honorable mention".


    Sprint Burst's 1st, 2nd & 3rd nerf.

    We'll Make It. Love the Perk, but if you had someone who knew what they were doing using WMI, your game as Killer was over.

    Enduring working only on Pallets, getting hit by other stun sources is just too rare for me.

    Hex: Devour Hope, from +5% gen slowdown to +5% temporary movement speed. I so badly want the temp. speed changed to something else, but the +5% slowdown was a dead giveaway, it did need to go.

    Hex: Ruin, never used the Skill Check version.

    The stacking of Save The Best For Last + Unrelenting, broken #########.

  • HoodiedHoodied Member Posts: 12,757

    Insta-heals and Hatch were my favorite

    God I hated when you put all that work to down someone and then that survivor gets syringed and it starts all over again

    Hatch stand-off was my least favorite part of this game as it was so boring to where the killer couldn't do anything till the survivor tried

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  • rayoxiumrayoxium Member Posts: 112

    10000% it was the Decisive strike change

    ”toxic” survivors would run this, and spam safe loops and windows because they knew that they had a get out of jail free card.

    getting hit by multiple decisive strikes was the only thing that actually make me mad in this game.

    Not insta heals, not BNPs, not pallet vacuums, it was DS I hated more than anything

  • Spooky13Spooky13 Member Posts: 1,471
    edited March 2020

    Removal of the pallet vaccuum. Seeing survivors teleport all the way to the other side when you should've gotten a hit was infuriating. Then there was the week or so where everybody dropped pallets on the wrong side because they were used to just teleporting to the other side which was hilarious.

  • BeHasUBeHasU Member Posts: 830

    The borrowed time nerf, when it first came out you could use it and both of survivors would get that effect where you cant get downed

    Hooks getting sabotages and they would've remain sabotaged for the rest of the game

  • edgarpoopedgarpoop Member Posts: 5,592

    MoM. It was so hilariously broken in its original state. It wasn't uncommon to run into 4x MoM with multiple instaheals+Adrenaline. It's kind of mindblowing that it ever got released.

  • RezblazeRezblaze Member Posts: 843

    Decisive Strike/Mettle of Man. I put them together because they pretty much acted as the same thing when DS was nerfed first.

    DS gave all the rewards with none of the requirements. It punished the Killer for accomplishing his objective, which was absurd. Mettle of Man did essentially the same thing, which was a spit in the community's face because Ash came right after the DS nerf, which everyone was okay with.

    DS still has its problems according to some, but I think its in a good place and serves a specific purpose and punishes the killer who tunnels and is too careless. It could do that better, but for now, this is what we got.

  • Mister_xDMister_xD Member Posts: 7,507

    the legion nerf.

    you can say what you want it was desperately needed and overall a great improvement to the game.

  • nicnc82nicnc82 Member Posts: 351

    Spirit prayer beads. So annoying. Mori nerf and ruin nerf.

  • RezblazeRezblaze Member Posts: 843

    Did my eyes deceive me or did you put Unrelenting and STBFL as an OP combo that needed a nerf?

    Unless Unrelenting was different some time back, I don't recall it ever being good except for Killers who can't hit. Not to mention it doesn't even touch STBFL as the cooldown doesn't affect successful hits, only missed hits.

  • BigTimeGamerBigTimeGamer Member Posts: 1,752

    Only one I cared about was Legion, granted he was actually fun to play but he was literally mindless.

  • PeasantPeasant Member Posts: 4,104

    Look back to Howling Grounds. They buffed flashlights and pallets at the time of the event and it was scary. Whatever nerf undid that crap shoot is my personal favorite.

  • toxicmeggtoxicmegg Member Posts: 662

    probably the spirit and her add on nerf. i really, really hated her and the fact that you cant hide when shes phasing because there was the collision. that wasnt a big nerf but it's still good because now you at least have a chance against her.

    also the ruin and mettle of man nerfs were great, they were both unhealthy for the game and MoM was broken

  • Tactless_NinjaTactless_Ninja Member Posts: 1,791

    When they nerfed survivors by making their outlines appear on top of gens. Lol.

    But honestly, unpopular opinion, Ruin. They can actually balance the game with it outta the way. Having a perk you NEEDED and wasn't optional was very telling to how much of a bandaid it really was. Just hope they fix the gen issue soon ;_;

  • KycerKycer Member Posts: 337

    DS nerf.. god I hated the old DS so much!!!!!

  • KebekKebek Member Posts: 3,676

    Too many to write. From top of my head = vacuum nerfs, entity blocker, 2 blinks for nurse as base, no more traps under hooks, exhaustion, freddy rework (the anti stealth nerf of it = no more aura reading on his power).

  • BossBoss Member, Trusted Posts: 13,581

    Ooooh, you're gonna like this bit of trivia...

    Save The Best For Last on version 1.2.1 + Unrelenting on version 1.2 = 55% faster recovery speed from successful attacks + 50% from missed attacks AT ALL TIMES...Well, you lose about half of it once your Obsession is dead, but still.

    Result? This...

    (Skip to 0:45 to immediately see it in action.)

  • EvilJoshyEvilJoshy Member Posts: 5,296
    edited March 2020

    I think my favorite nerf was the exhaustion nerf. Being able to use sb twice in a chase was just not fair.

    2nd favorite was the bt nerf where it only affected the person on the hook instead of both. It was too safe before that nerf. Unless you were bubba it was easy to make a save and escape. Now it's strictly for the hooked persons survival.

    I think my favorite killer nerf was the rework to tinkerer. I hated insta saw and insta hatchets.

  • DBD_PinheadDBD_Pinhead Member Posts: 762

    The Ruin nerf. As a killer main with almost 1400 hrs, people will finally see what I learned hundreds of hours ago about how broken parts of this game is for my side.

  • BigBrainMegMainBigBrainMegMain Member Posts: 3,826

    I miss the Wake Up bug.

    It gave Small Game and cleansing Totems the buff it deserved.

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