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Interesting Killer build(Blood Echo + Forced Penance)
I've been theory crafting a fun/interesting Killer build and think I'm ready to post about it.
The perks Blood Echo and Forced Penance would work well together(in theory) as long as you can injure survivors easily and get protection hits. They will be exhausted from Blood Echo(when you hook a survivor, all injured survivors become exhausted for 45 seconds and bleed more often until healed. and that will happen more enough because they can't heal due to Forced Penance(when a survivor takes a basic attack to protect a nearby survivor from the dying state, they cannot heal for 60 seconds).
In practice I found an issue with it - it is very hard to get Forced Penance to work because 'protection hits' are very hard to get. As an aside, if this score event was more optimized, Forced Penance, WGLF and MoM would actually be worth running on their own. Anyways, the issue was that survivors would scatter from generators - if I could even find more that one at once. So, I put on Discordance(get notified when 2 or more survivors are on a gen at the same time) to find multiple people at once and the meme that is Mindbreaker(survivors are exhausted for 3 seconds after leaving a generator) to stop the scattering with Sprint Burst. I quickly remember just how useless Mindbreaker was, so I took it off.
This left a final perk slot. I was doing this build on Wraith using his addon for a built-in BloodHound(blood is very bright) and that made it very scary for the survivors to be injured and exhausted and bleeding more, because I could track them so easily. Stridor would be good too, actually(survivors are louder, especially when injured). However, YOU CAN PRY BBQ AND CHILI FROM MY COLD DEAD HANDS so that is currently my fourth perk.
Killer - Wraith
Addons - Hound(bright blood) and windstorm(faster when cloaked. Allows for bodyblocking pallets mid chase)
Perks - BBQ FOREVER BITCHES, Discordance, Forced Penance, Blood Echo
Offering - bloodpoints, duh
As Wraith, I had a pretty simple time getting first hits on people, but they were not always protection hits. Either it would only be one surv or the other one would get too far away to count as a protection hit. As such, usually the build was useless except for BBQ aura reading. However, on the few matches where I was able to get more than 1 survivor broken at a time, and the whole team was exhausted + hemorrhaging + broken, it was very fun and the survivors were very scared. in those games, i would ask the survivors in the postgame chat how much the build contributed to their loss. usually they said that they couldn't use [exhaustion perk] to get the exit gate/gen/survivor in time to carry on the match/escape. I also had a very easy time finding them due the excess of very bright blood.
My thoughts on how to make the build work more often would be to replace BBQ with Nurses Calling to know where to go to get easy protection hits and make more people injured at once for Blood Echo. If Mindbreaker was better it would also be a great idea. Blood echo also currently has a 45 second cooldown, so you cannot keep resetting the survivors' exhausted timer. That really sucks when i'm snowballing too fast for the timer to catch up with, and the survivors end up getting their exhaustion perks back. Then the snowball is over.
This is obviously not meant to be a great build. I depipped many times because the build simply never got rolling. However, when it did work, it was incredibly fun to watch the survivors realize just how [BAD WORD] they are now that their exhaustion perks are gone and they are down in one hit, with me always somehow knowing exactly where they are at all times. I also pipped, for what it's worth.
Please please please give me feedback/suggestions/your own experience with this build if you have all the perks. It would mean a lot to me if I was playing survivor and went against this build, or if someone could make me go OH, DUH, with a suggested change to it. Once I get the perks on other killers, I will either edit this or more likely will comment on it with how the build works on other killers.