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Killer tier list based on how much I despise playing against them

Instead of talking about how much I hate one specific killer, how about I make a tier list of killers and give a quick summary of each one?

Funnily enough this MY OPINION. if you disagree, that's really cool but you don't have to shut me down and call me a rank 21 because of that, because that's not nice.

(S tier is most hated, so F tier is good.)

Also, if you play more hated killers, this is purely based on their kit. Just because you play killers I hate playing against doesn't mean I hate you too. So please don't take anything here personally.

With that out of the way, here's my list.

SS Tier

I get facecamped by every Hillbilly I run into. He's mostly here because of that, but he's probably D or C tier in terms of pure kit.

Hag is hag. She's fun to play against in moderation, but once you run into at least 2 of good Hags in one day you start to question why you play Dead By Daylight.

S tier

I dislike all of these for the reasons everybody else dislikes them. Everyone knows why Freddy, Spirit, Slinger, and Phead are hated. I think Phead and Slinger are the least annoying of this bunch, but that's only because I typically do well against them.

A Tier

I only find Doc annoying because EVERY TIME I get shocked by a static blast from halfway across the map Doc is behind me .0005 seconds later. Does Doc have a teleportation ability or something?

Legion is just boring, not much else to it.

I only don't like Ghostface because I am very blind

B tier

When It's a bad Nurse, I barely notice that there is in fact a killer in the trial. When It's a good Nurse, I respect them too much to be mad.

I'm honestly more mad at the game than Plague because every time I bring a medkit the game will do anything and everything to ensure I get put into a match with one.

Blight is in B because his name starts with the same letter that the tier is. I literally don't play against enough Blights to rank him properly.

C tier

Bubba is mostly fine in my opinion, but the only reason he's in C tier is just that he is super good at camping, which makes me mad because sure, being facecamped is boring, but it's also a very unhealthy playstyle to default to and I'm worried about newer players that decide to main him.

The only bad thing about Trapper is when you get caught in the most discreet, random corner of the map.

Oni's actually very fun to play against except for the fact that you are pretty much guaranteed to be slugged. That's not a reason to hate him, after all he pretty much has to slug or blood fury goes bye bye. So obviously I see why Onis slug and I don't get mad about it when it happens. Doesn't change the fact that worming around isn't exactly a blast.

When I'm just playing for fun, Michael is great! But when I'm trying to keep my rank or get to a higher one, a Michael match in solo queue can be kind of a bum. SWFs destroy him, but when I'm sweating in solo he's not a face I want to see.

The second I let my guard down a Hatchet descends from the heavens and finds itself nicely placed in the back of my head. Probably confirmation bias, but it feels like it happens every game and that's why Huntress is here.

Victor is usually easy to stomp, but when you get a really good Twins player it's an absolute nightmare.

D tier

Wraith is really only where he is because of two things: the first being that he doesn't have any annoying attributes (other than facecamping) but if you have an SWF he causes no problems. The second is how unpredictable he is. You might argue that by this logic I'd think Spirit is good as well, but unlike Wraith, Spirit is a chase killer. That's a whole different ballpark.

I like Clown because similar to Doctor, he's trapped in the realm of a malevolent soul eating dimension, but still finds his work absolutely hilarious. Anyway, he's cool because I can get away with doing gens and hitting skill checks, the one thing I'm good at in this game.

Piggy is fun because having a trap on makes the game more exciting. Survivor is kinda boring and Pig helps it not be that way, one trap at a time.

F tier

The best of the best is Demo. Not only because of his character, but also because when he starts to shred things get a lot more interesting. Pulling off a dodge on the shred is really satisfying and rewarding, but Demo landing the shred will be incredibly rewarding for them. It's the classic western standoff. I also like how his position on the map is unpredictable because of the portals. It keeps you on your toes. He's a mix of the short term excitement that Piggy provides, and the unpredictable nature of Wraith, although the latter is very limited. It's still there and that's the important thing.


  • BossBoss Member, Trusted Posts: 11,900

    But if S tier is the most hated, then SS must be...

    I...Idk, i wanted to do a joke here, but i got nothin'.

    Please elaborate on your 2nd argument for Wraith, i understand you like his unpredictability, but where's the reason for that?

    I always play him, so i like hearing what my next victims think of him. 😋

  • DoritoHeadDoritoHead Member Posts: 522

    Y'know how I said Pig traps make the game more exciting? Same thing with Wraith being unpredictable. The thought that he could be absolutely anywhere without you knowing is very exciting in my opinion, and I'm so excited for his buff that's just going to improve on that.

    We could be looking at a future F tier, where F stands for fun!

  • YordsYords Member Posts: 2,403

    I refuse to believe you get face camped by every hillbilly you run into.

  • Huge_BushHuge_Bush Member Posts: 660

    I hate Freddy more than others because they type of players his character attracts all usually tunnel. I also hate him because I hate the dreamworld and from how often I see him.

    As far as other killers go, it's not so much that I hate them, it's just I am a casual player that plays for fun and am okay with dying, so I just hate being put up against sweatlords who tryhard from the start. But the same goes for when I play killer and get put up against sweaty survivors.

    I actually like facing a variety of killers, it's a nice change of pace from seeing Freddy, Freddy, Spirit, Freddy, Billy, Billy, token Clown, over and over. I wish more people played as Demodoggy and Doctor.

  • BossBoss Member, Trusted Posts: 11,900

    Well great, nice to see someone on the other side looking forward to him getting some more.

  • malloymkmalloymk Member Posts: 807

    Love love love going up against the Demogorgon.

    My hated killers are Oni, PH, hag, and Stridit (spirit woth stridor, regular spirit is difficult but at least a little fair).

    I've learned to enjoy Billy as long as they don't have two down. Then it's just a ping pong to each hook, down, and rehook until the game is over.

  • lkalin91lkalin91 Member Posts: 25

    I hate vs a spirit, always stridor on them and a hag, more because of her playstyle of proxy camping, not blaming them actually, more to do with killer design.

    I love versing the shape, only killer that can still make me jump after 2k hours, with best chase music to date imo.

  • TboneisyourbroTboneisyourbro Member Posts: 8

    I'd say that Micheal is the most fun killer to play against. He is probably the only killer that makes that game scary. The only thing that can ruin the fun is if he brings tombstone piece or tuft of hair.

  • SocialDistomancySocialDistomancy Member Posts: 1,320
    edited January 16

    probably not literally facecamped, but myself and surprisingly especially the costumed ones I tend to be proximity camped frequently, to where they often won't leave max kindred range for longer than a split second or two. started trying to free myself and when unsuccessful not struggling when being camped like that since there's no point when I could be killing off another couple minutes into a queue instead of sitting there. idgaf about the strangers on the gens that probably couldn't care any less about myself either. 2020 taught me most people are not very bright and the rest don't care about me and might even laugh when I die, so, I'm not obliged to anybody on or offline is the straight answer if asked why.

  • SamRFSamRF Member Posts: 11

    lmao same. Encounter 1 trapper and by reflex I'm constantly on edge for traps even in matches with other killers. Honestly might be my least favorite killer to play against, not because he's strong but just because traps are damn annoying since you have to be constantly on lookout and on edge observing the floor everywhere you go which isn't fun to me.

  • sulaimansulaiman Member Posts: 1,561

    Why make such a list? you could have sum it up just by saying you dislike playing against strong killers that can win.

  • SplinterverseSplinterverse Member Posts: 371

    OP, your A tier + Bubba is my SS tier. The rest I don't mind going against.

  • Komodo16Komodo16 Member Posts: 1,488

    Ummm ok I CANNOT believe this tier list. But I dont judge you man. I just love billy and hag isn't too too bad but she is annoying when she has decent traps or add ons.

  • sulaimansulaiman Member Posts: 1,561

    No, but i consider none of the A and below type especially strong, the one above, i do.

  • ChchchcherylChchchcheryl Member Posts: 1,074

    For me it can be easily reduced to two tiers

    I hate playing against these killers (SS)


    This is actually fun like a game should be (C - F)

    There is no inbetween

    SS - Spirit (for obvious reasons)

    Clown, (sorry TheClownIsKing) as of the past two weeks I have not met a single bad clown, they are all loop denying team wipers! Even throwing the pallet early doesnt help and I rue the day they get their hands on the antidote for good!

    Bubba, idk I just find him unfun to play against, no particular reason, just not fun!

    C - F - everyone else, I like them all

  • DragonMasterDarrenDragonMasterDarren Member Posts: 943

    This is the one time i will accept Demo being at the bottom of any tier list

  • DoritoHeadDoritoHead Member Posts: 522

    Well Oni, Huntress, Nurse, and Bubba are pretty darn good but for the most part I enjoy playing against them

  • KellieKellie Member Posts: 1,032

    Switch Oni and Billy and your tier list is solid.

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