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Favorite Perk?

I want to know what people's favorite perk or perks are.

For me it's definitely Zanshin Tactics. I play Doctor almost exclusively, and Zanshin is a godsend on him. Denial of resources becomes so much easier when I'm running Zanshin along with a range add-on. I'm not sure if it's just me, but I have trouble identifying long wall jungle gyms from short wall jungle gyms until it's too late and the survivor I'm chasing is already too close to the window for me to deny it. But with Zanshin I can see ahead and plan accordingly!

Not only that, but I can also see routes a survivor might take at about the same time they do even though I'm far behind them because I can see their resources through walls. It's ESPECIALLY nice on indoor maps, Léry's in particular. There are so many windows in that map I don't know about until it's too late.

In essence the knowledge that Zanshin gives me is invaluable in terms of cutting down chases.



  • GeneralVGeneralV Member Posts: 7,753

    Blood Warden.

    For someone who started with the ANOES DLC, this perk was a blessing. And there was no EGC back then, so I could use it pretty much every match as a last resort.

  • AdelooAdeloo Member Posts: 1,398

    Diversion or Blast Mine

  • Luciferr_2ndLuciferr_2nd Member Posts: 909

    WGLF and BBQ

    Always run them, for the BP and I love their effects as well.

  • FFirebranddFFirebrandd Member Posts: 2,071

    Oppression. For killers not named Legion or Plague, it's the best anti gen perk in the game that doesn't require a down. I'm not a huge fan of perks that require snowballing to function, so Oppression has made its way onto most of my builds.

  • DBD78DBD78 Member Posts: 2,846
    edited June 2021

    Agitation because I like basement builds on my Hag, Trapper and Twins. And if it's too far to basement well it's a faster hook which is always good.

    Survivor is what I play mostly though and Iron Will is always so good to have. It's my most used perk in this game.

  • GuyFawxGuyFawx Member Posts: 1,924

    if i can only pick 1 than it would be BBQ its one of those perks that is soo annoying to not have

  • megswifeymegswifey Member Posts: 822

    Head on is my absolute favorite perk hands down! Nothing beats the feeling of getting a grasp escape when the killer walks next to a little locker lol!! Jane taught me the powers of thiccness, and I will use it to my advantage!

  • ethan99ethan99 Member Posts: 154


    I can never get rid of it :`(

    Maybe once I've learned every tile of every map, but until then it stays on :)

  • PluPlu Member Posts: 1,430

    There's a bunch of them but recently it would be Mindbreaker, i love it mostly because it ######### over dead hard user when you are forced to contest gens.

  • CheeseAntonCheeseAnton Member Posts: 882

    For The People

    There's nothing more satisfying than pulling off a great Instant Save and getting the heck outta there.

    Honorable Mentions:

    Breakout: I like it the same way I like FTP, pulling off epic saves, I just feel FTP is more reliable.

    Head On: Like FTP and Breakout, love using it to stun a killer carrying a survivor.

    Flashbang: I think I like pulling off saves too much for my own good.

  • Hex_IgnoredHex_Ignored Member Posts: 1,002

    Bbq because without it the grind is unbearable + the aura reading can come in handy from time to time

  • PhasmamainPhasmamain Member Posts: 10,018

    Gearhead because I like the info it gives and it works well for M1 killers

  • MadLordJackMadLordJack Member Posts: 8,815

    I dunno, probably Ruin.

  • Tranquil_BlueTranquil_Blue Member Posts: 230
    edited June 2021


    *KINDRED is just so freaking useful as a solo queue player. It gives lots of info to you and your team. I feel kinda sad about how much info I lose when I don't bring it.

    *DETECTIVE'S HUNCH is lots of fun, especially with a map.

    *WE'LL MAKE IT because I love giving teammates a quicker-than-expected heal.

    *OPEN-HANDED is very fun to pair with Kindred, Defective's Hunch, Bond, and/or Visionary, especially now that it's been buffed.


    *SAVE THE BEST FOR LAST because it's so satisfying to build up stacks and get value from it.

    *TINKERER because I enjoy sneaking up on survivors.

  • RathoricRathoric Member Posts: 642

    Make your choice with the recent scream addition added to it

  • Northener1907Northener1907 Member Posts: 3,012

    Old Decisive! I can not repair gen or hook save on killer face anymore! Damn!

  • indieeden7indieeden7 Member Posts: 3,116

    Iron Will, find it difficult to play without it.

  • Nathan13Nathan13 Member Posts: 6,080

    BBQ and small game

  • humanbeing1704humanbeing1704 Member Posts: 7,426

    Desperate measures and botany knowledge both of these perks counter basically counter sloppy butcher so that's why I love them

  • TheMadCatTheMadCat Member Posts: 2,203

    I can't play without Iron Will, but Resilience is my fav!

  • HaunterofShadowsHaunterofShadows Member Posts: 3,499

    devour hope. enough said

  • DistortedDreamDistortedDream Member Posts: 672

    Either Blast Mine or Resilience.

  • MrDardonMrDardon Member Posts: 3,370

    Flashbang. It's the most fun Perk they've ever released in my opinion.

  • SadsnacksSadsnacks Member Posts: 673

    Either counterforce or plunderers instinct. I enjoy hunting for totems (dull or hexed) and plunderers is fun because it feels so goofy when I escape a match as my dwight-in-a-box with a rare purple item. At this point I've got a whole shrine in my dwight's inventory filled with rare items I've plundered as him lol

  • ManyAchievablesManyAchievables Member Posts: 653

    For Survivor, Aftercare. The info it gives me is immensely useful.

    For Killer, I gotta admit that it's Coup De Grace. The times that this perk pays off are so satisfying.

  • DelsKibaraDelsKibara Member Posts: 3,127

    Personal favourite of mine would have to be Spine Chill.

    Purely because it helps you more than just being an immersed ######### at the edge of the map. I've used it on loops to juke the killer trying to mindgame me more than once and it has saved my bacon in ways you normally can't do without the perk's information.

  • BwstedBwsted Member Posts: 3,060

    Mad Grit. On Plague.

  • DoritoHeadDoritoHead Member Posts: 3,288

    My favorite perk overall is Surge, but I absolutely love Thana on Legion.

    For survivor, I never take kindred off.

  • EQWashuEQWashu Member, Mod Posts: 2,290

    I have a few favorites, its so hard to choose! Diversion is one of my favorites...when you're out of options and staring down a melee attack, and you crouch down and throw a pebble right at the killer, sometimes the Killer plays along and will look back once or twice before hitting you, that's a win in my book lol

    I also love Haunted Grounds, Whispers, Head On and Inner Strength, and I'm falling in love a bit with Blast Mine.

    And I never thought about Zanshin Tactics for Doctor...I'll have to give that a try!

  • OldHunterLightOldHunterLight Member Posts: 3,000

    Bond for favorite survivor perk.

    I guess BBQ as killer as I run it with every single killer even if doesn't benefit them.

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