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What side do you main and why?

Babyyy_BoyyBabyyy_Boyy Member Posts: 444
edited October 2020 in General Discussions

I main survivor. I think getting chased is the best part of the game and it improves your over all skill. Going for flashlight saves and sabos are also really fun. I also find it funny when the killer gets pissed off when you run them for too long.



  • alex9eralex9er Member Posts: 96

    both but in general i prefer survivor because it's much more relaxing and looping killers for me is really satisfying

  • SlashstreetboySlashstreetboy Member Posts: 1,811

    I consider my self a Killer main but I play Survivor too. I prefer Killer for the challenge and intensity, if I want to chill I switch to Survivor. Quite nice to have that, actually.

  • notstarboardnotstarboard Member Posts: 3,696
    edited October 2020

    I wouldn't say I main either side, but I do play more survivor than killer because I like to play this game with my friends. I enjoy both sides, though, and for different reasons. Killer is more action-packed throughout the match, there's more variety in gameplay, and it's nice having full control of the result instead of having to rely on randos, who will inevitably let you down, or at least until MMR comes back. Survivor has more downtime with all of the gen repair and other bar filling, but it also has the highest highs this game has to offer imo. I agree that going for saves is an absolute blast, and something about making a good play to extend a chase or escape what feels like a certain death is really exhilarating.

  • AvisDeeneAvisDeene Member Posts: 2,396

    I like both roles but play Survivor a lot more. I usually switch to Killer when I get tired of getting paired up with potatoes or ultra tryhard flashlight clicking follow around the Killer going down in 2 seconds Survivors.

    I will always prefer Survivor because I like working with others in video games and I really like playing stealthily against a Killer. I know people hate it, but it still gives me a semblance of fear and horror that I got when I first started playing the game. I also love meme'ing with a Killer and always get a hoot when they meme in return.

  • MadLordJackMadLordJack Member Posts: 8,815

    I try to play as much of both as I can, but I've been drifting more anr more to survivor just because it's way, way easier and chill.

    Although the time of day I play means almost every killer trial has a 3-person SWF (thanks, Steam friend's list), so that may be why.

  • Exerath1992Exerath1992 Member Posts: 1,035

    Killer cause I don't have friends and the randos ruin the game

  • GhostyyBoiGhostyyBoi Member Posts: 416
    edited October 2020

    I started maining killer so I could relieve my stress by killing those survivors.

    Yeah, that didn't work.

    But I had a lot of fun with it. I saw builds I could use, all those add ons, all those killers, in them I saw unlimited creative potental. I saw so many ways to play the game differentely. Until my head runs out of ideas, I will stay a killer main.

  • TragicSolitudeTragicSolitude Member Posts: 5,455

    I usually try to play both to some degree, but right now I'm only playing killer because the bad framerate on PS4 makes survivor unplayable, frames drop and I die, but as killer frames drop and so I can't chase survivors, I go afk, and at the end I still get the full match's worth of XP so it's fine.

  • UnicornUnicorn Member Posts: 2,238

    I really want to be a Killer main, I just know I won’t be good at it. Every time I play Killer my anxiety rises and I do horribly.

    So I guess you can say I’m a Survivor main because I feel much better having a team. My lack of skill won’t reflect so harshly on the performance of my team if I’m the only bad looper xD

  • UnchartedUncharted Member Posts: 136

    50/50 player here (currently taking a break though.)

    A full pledged Felix and nurse main.

  • TragicSolitudeTragicSolitude Member Posts: 5,455

    I had that when I first started playing. Hell, sometimes I still get that anxiety depending on the match.

    For me, it helped to make goals for myself. Hook every survivor once, manage to get 1 hit immediately after Blinking (not easy on PS4), stuff like that. Also, if I don't use any offerings or add-ons, I feel a lot less pressure. Turning off messages and friend requests (or closing chat) also helps relive some of that pressure.

  • Mister_xDMister_xD Member Posts: 7,199


    the story behind it is actually kinda funny:

    when i first started to play DbD, i havent had all that much experience in the Horrorgame genre (FNaF games were like the only thing), so i was way too scared to play Survivor and instead stuck to killer, as i didnt have to fear anything there.

    i overcame that fear at some point and did play Survivor every now and then, but around that time i also started feeling burned out with DbD, due to all the balancing issues the game had back then, so i went on a multi month break.

    the thing that brought me back back then was the release of a new killer, the Doctor. i loved the idea and design of him and i soon became a Doctor main - though at the same time ended up being too scared to play survivor again, due to the Docs face jumpscaring you whenever you tiered up in madness. this fear however did not last long at all, i got over that within like 3 games against him.

    ever since ive never really been scared again in this game tbh.

    i understood more and more of the mechanics, gained more knowledge on looping and what each specific killer does. however, i could never really get into survivor. the gameplay went from too scary to too boring / frustrating, so i stuck with killer for all these years (doesnt mean i wouldnt play survivor, i have sthg like a 70 / 30 ratio, but killer is simply more appealing and fun to me)

  • oxygenoxygen Member Posts: 2,746

    I couldn't main one side even if I tried, I constantly switch back and forth. Sometimes a few games of killer and then a few as survivor, sometimes weeks "maining" one and then weeks as the other. But I always bounce back and forth as I find both fun and I'm someone that's very well aware of the fact that if I didn't I'd probably burn out and take an extended break.

    Same reason I always seek out different things in other games I play. Can be as simple as playing radically different game modes or having binges where I "tryhard" in ranked modes before sticking to more casual ones for a while, keeps things interesting.

  • itsaconeheaditsaconehead Member Posts: 236

    Both, but more killer than survivor. Only because I play at night and survivor cue for me is slower than anything during my nighttime.

  • OniWantsYourMacaroniOniWantsYourMacaroni Member Posts: 5,795

    I play killer more often because then i won't have to deal with megheads as teammates amd i get waaay more bloodpoints,but playing survivor can be quite fun at times too though.

  • MargretAtWalmartMargretAtWalmart Member Posts: 163

    I like survivor because I can be the teams support since contrary to their names, the Doctor and Nurse do NOT heal people. Shocking, isn't it?

  • UnicornUnicorn Member Posts: 2,238
    edited October 2020

    I actually learned the hard way to turn off messages and friend requests D;

    Lol, but maybe I'll try that although I hope it won't turn into a disappointment party when I don't achieve the said goals I came up with.

    Thanks so much for this idea <3

    Edit: typo

  • Demonl3yDemonl3y Member Posts: 1,416

    I wouldnt say i main a side, but i played much more survivor and always will i think, but i also play alot of killer.

    Well i have weeks where i only play survivor and then i have weeks where i only play killer.

    Sometimes i switch every few matches.

  • TragicSolitudeTragicSolitude Member Posts: 5,455

    Hey man, don't be disappointed if you don't achieve your goals. It's all about improving, and failing is part of that. As you get better, you'll achieve the goals you set and you'll make new, more difficult goals which you won't achieve at first but will as you continue playing.

    And yes, I've played a bunch of online games but it is specifically only because of DbD that I had to disable both messages and friend requests. Friendly rivalry is not a thing here, nor are understanding teammates who cut you some slack for being inexperienced at playing survivor.

    Anyway, you're most welcome. I do hope this helps you. Playing killer helps you get better at playing survivor, too, so even if you continue to prefer survivor it's worth it to play both sides.

  • UnicornUnicorn Member Posts: 2,238

    I can see how getting experience as Killer would help with your experience as Survivor. I guess I gotta just grow to try and actually put effort where needed. You can't get better if you don't try! <3

  • megswifeymegswifey Member Posts: 815

    Survivor! I love cooperating with people and helping others, and outsmarting the killer is always fun!!

  • MigrantTheGreatMigrantTheGreat Member Posts: 1,257

    While I play both sides! I firmly believe that you will always favor one side over the other!


    Why? I sense more skill in killer, more interactive, and it isn't as boring and brain dead as survivor!

  • EvilJoshyEvilJoshy Member Posts: 5,100

    When I want to relax this is the last game I play lol

    I play both but lean more towards killer because I'm solo most of the time. If friends are on I play swf. If I'm alone I play killer because I hate randoms.

  • dugmandugman Member Posts: 5,837

    I only play killer

    • Survivor has a lot of dull downtime where you're either just working on a gen or dying on the ground or hook. As killer I'm active searching for or chasing survivors the entire game, it's a lot more entertaining.
    • I like to play the game solo and killer is better suited as a solo role.
    • I aesthetically prefer the first person perspective to the third person survivor perspective.
    • The game mechanical differences between the killers are much more significant than the differences between survivors. Survivors are pretty much just the same character with tweaks from perks.
  • LuckySteveMainLuckySteveMain Member Posts: 11

    Play both cause playing just one gets annoying over time.

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