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Do you think Trickster was buffed or nerfed?

AltarfAltarf Member Posts: 1,044

Weird question, and I'm obviously biased from not being able to play him any more, but Trickster feels so much easier to win against now.

I've had 9 games against him so far, some not-so-good players and some very good players, and he honestly feels less threatening now. It's pretty easy to break line of sight enough to get Laceration decaying on most tiles, especially with Trickster's slow speed, and all you have to do is be mindful of your position and not voluntarily go to a low wall tile or deadzone while in danger of Trickster getting line of sight on you. That, coupled with the fact he needs to reload incredibly often now, means he rarely downs me with knives, if ever. Old Trickster would likely get you eventually, new Trickster can be delayed and countered for eons.

But I will admit he is very fun to play against. Very engaging chases, where you have to think in a completely different way. Excited to go against him more!


  • PhasmamainPhasmamain Member Posts: 10,452

    Map dependent but mostly a buff. Some indoor maps make him very hard to play now

  • CrowmanCrowman Member Posts: 5,992

    They made Trickster better at what he was already good at and worse at what he was already bad at. He's a lot weaker on most maps in general since very few maps in dbd are lacking LoS breakers.

  • Tricksters_WifeTricksters_Wife Member Posts: 545

    I think he stayed the same in strength level so neither. As the comment above me says they buffed him in areas he was already strong and nerfed where he was already weak. There are ways to slightly counter his indirect nerfs with his add ons but it keeps him at the same strength level as before.

  • GeneralVGeneralV Member Posts: 7,888

    A buff. Very unhealthy buff, but a buff nonetheless.

  • GrimoireWeissGrimoireWeiss Member Posts: 1,407

    Buff for PC, nerf for console.

  • MarcoPoloYoloMarcoPoloYolo Member Posts: 508

    I think the sheer amount of negatives attached to him resulted in a net neutral, which is not the point of a buff if a killer is underperforming. Devs, if you and content creators are that scared of Trickster being viable while keeping his current mechanics, rework him into being more similar to Huntress.

  • Northener1907Northener1907 Member Posts: 3,012

    I don't know, he is still so weak killer. I faced with enough Trickster and i played enough as him. Nothing changed. He is still joke.

  • Tricksters_WifeTricksters_Wife Member Posts: 545

    *laughs in thousands of hours put in Trickster*

    But fr tho, as someone who one-tricks him it's definitely not a nerf but it's weird to call it a buff since now he's lacking in other ways. He performs relatively the same but rewards good Trickster players more.

  • GrimoireWeissGrimoireWeiss Member Posts: 1,407

    Buffed for PC, nerfed for console.

  • MadLordJackMadLordJack Member Posts: 8,815

    Buffed. Less knives needed can only ever be a buff.

  • papabear2009papabear2009 Member Posts: 115

    I feel he is buffed but now feels very clunky to play, I feel like I only have enough knives to down 1 survivor then injure another (only if I'm on my A-game). This attack speed nerf has done something with his aim because I am noticeably missing a lot more knives now.

    Pros: He feels good in small loops and especially at windows/pallet vault.

    Cons: This feeling of you're always out of ammo and you're now missing more knives than you should be.

  • TragicSolitudeTragicSolitude Member Posts: 6,048

    I'm on console. Lowering the number of knives he can carry is a huge nerf considering how [BAD WORD]ing difficult it is to aim when playing as him. The faster laceration decay makes it even worse.

  • FFirebranddFFirebrandd Member Posts: 2,113

    Neither. Trickster can down survivors so much faster now if he catches them in a bad spot, but he basically can't down somebody with knives if they're in a good position now.

    He already kind of worked like that but now it is even more pronounced both ways.

  • TheClownIsKingTheClownIsKing Member Posts: 6,278


    He’s still the ultimate archetype of a design that’s intended for PC, without any iota of consideration to make him accessible to console/controller players.

  • ThatOneDemoPlayerThatOneDemoPlayer Member Posts: 5,623

    Personally think he got nerfed

  • DBD78DBD78 Member Posts: 2,949

    Probably small buff on PC and big nerf on console. Classic!

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