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Have any survivor mains quit and become killer mains and why?☺

latinfla4latinfla4 Member Posts: 2,119

I know it is usually the other way around.

I am genuinely curious if some has had enough of playing survivor and said "I am done now I am going to play killer".

Thoughts and/or stories?



  • MistakesweremadeMistakesweremade Member Posts: 229

    I never really mained any side, there was a time I became a complete killer main because I didn't have enough time to rank up and I didn't want to play at lower ranks but thankfully mmr fixed that (somewhat at least)

  • xEaxEa Member Posts: 2,972

    I am not a survivor main but I used to play 70/30 a few years ago. I currently play both roles equaly.

    Why? I dont know to be honest, i just enjoy playing killer as much as i enjoy playing survivor.

  • konchokkonchok Member Posts: 1,600

    I started as a survivor main. I was legitimately bad at the role and started to play killer to try to get better as survivor. Turns out I'm a much better killer than survivor and became a killer main. Still suck as survivor.

  • EvilJoshyEvilJoshy Member Posts: 5,296

    More survivors need to be like you. Instead of screaming for nerfs you played the other side to improve. I salute you.

  • FrostySealFrostySeal Member Posts: 506

    I've always played both sides but for around a couple months and counting I haven't been having fun with survivor at all and I've played Killer more. In-between me just not enjoying playing against most of the new killers and old and getting camped, tunneled, and or slugged much more frequently I've played much more Killer than Survivor. Currently right now I hate going up against Nurse, Spirit, Hag, Pyramid Head, Huntress, Freddy, Twins, Deathslinger, Ghostface, Wraith, Nemesis, Legion, Clown, Plague, Pig, Myers, and Trapper. The only Killers that I somewhat enjoy going up against are Hillbilly, Blight, Oni, and Demogorgon and even then it doesn't matter at all if they bring extremely powerful builds and camp/tunnel/slug. I just find Killer to be much more relaxed and fun than Survivor and even though I may get the rare stressful match it doesn't mean anything since I always end up winning those matches.

  • Tricksters_WifeTricksters_Wife Member Posts: 545

    When I first started playing the game I was definitely a survivor main. I did play some killer but I found it really frustrating because I was consistently getting toxic players. Nothing really pushed me to play killer other than just wanting to improve both my killer skill and in turn it improved my survivor skill. I'm definitely a better killer than survivor now, but I would say I'm a decent survivor at least.

  • GladonosGladonos Member Posts: 392

    80-20 Survivor main as well. Killer is much more painful and stressful then survivor but not weaker(In before the ocean of REEEEEING because god forbid I say the game is balanced.)

    Am I gonna quit survivor? No and I am not gonna quit playing killer either. Why would I? If you hate the game just stop playing it.

    Yea, because killers never cry... 😑

  • dspaceman20dspaceman20 Member Posts: 4,049

    I somewhat agree. I think people just need to be more open minded. I'm a survivor main and I don't call for nerf often, very rarely I do. I genuinely try and get better.

  • scenekillerscenekiller Member Posts: 764

    I'm a solo survivor, and with the way matches go, I have almost no reason to play it anymore, so I've definitely been considering becoming a full time killer main lol

  • EvilJoshyEvilJoshy Member Posts: 5,296

    That had absolutely nothing to do with my post. In fact my post apply to both parties. If you play both sides you have a better understanding which helps your game play. Regardless of which you choose to play.

  • latinfla4latinfla4 Member Posts: 2,119

    That was how I began as well...pretty much the same story. Playing killer gives you so much more perspective. Now i play more survivor since the mmr changes (about 70 to 30 split).

    Have you gone back to try survivor again? Use that knowledge you have gained 😇

  • Huge_BushHuge_Bush Member Posts: 3,452

    I did when I first got the game. I thought survivor was too hard and got frustrated with all the dying. Then I played killer and realized how wrong I was. So now I play survivor until I get bored and dabble in killer just enough to remember the stress that it induces and go back to survivor.

  • xenotimebongxenotimebong Member Posts: 2,803

    Yes, I used to main survivor when I started playing way back and I play far more killer these days because killer is actually a fun game experience.

  • latinfla4latinfla4 Member Posts: 2,119

    This is my dbd story almost to the letter😊 .

    My first survivor was bill (big left 4 dead fan) and then ace (I thought the luck stat would help in all skill checks or something...little did I know 😅).

    Then trapper looked fun and I would dabble with all the other killers but always come back to the strategist.

    It is slowly getting better for killers but yeah to many sweaty games makes me hesitate playing killer for to long now.

  • justbecausejustbecause Member Posts: 1,521

    Never mained really one side of because I would restrict myself to play one side when there's many options in game it's true I tend to play more survivor because my friends wants to play but I play both sides and I love it if u get bored of one side you switch to other and vice versa

  • LabracLabrac Applicant Posts: 1,285
    edited October 2021

    I used to be a 50/50 player, but now I'm 100% a killer main. Solo queue is a waste of time, you sit on a longer queue only to get camped/tunneled to death or having 2 IQ teammates who sandbag you or are alergic to gens. The devs also don't care about it (just look how they tied a totem counter to a perk instead of making it basekit like everybody asked for, or how boon totems are mediocre for solos and OP for SWF), when was the last improvement solo survivors had?

    When MMR was released solo was actually quite good, but idk why it became a shitshow again after 2~3 weeks.

    At least with killer I get to chase people even if I lose, which is the fun part of the game. Unfortunately MMR also made killer 10 times worse because there's no interaction anymore, survivors just hold M1 and hold W the moment they hear the TR, so I'm borderline quitting the game.

  • El_GingeroEl_Gingero Member Posts: 1,147

    I fully intended to be a killer main but I honestly find killer boring to play. You just run after someone, break pallets, hit them, run, break pallets, hit them. I get that there are a couple killers where the gameplay is different but it still feels very bland and one-dimensional. None of the powers really appeal to me.

    More importantly, killer generally has everything stacked against them, and while I enjoy a challenge when gaming, it just feels like a tedious chore more often than not, having to constantly play perfectly, one wrong move often throwing the entire match, fighting the mechanics of the game more than the survivors.

    With survivor I feel mostly in control of the match, which if the opposite of what I was expecting. I’m in control of the chase and the pace. I can run meme builds for fun and still do well despite being pretty bad at survivor, or I can run meta perks when I feel like looping for longer etc. Sometimes it’s nice to just chill on a gen and some a ciggi, then have fun practicing my looping, bring in control of how it all plays out.

    I’m the kind of guy who’d always play killer in these types of games, and I’m going to make more of an effort to get into it. I just need to find a killer that isn’t boring and repetitive to play, and get used to wearing headphones all the time, and not having my usual gaming ciggi, and being reactive to the survivors instead of being in control of the match.

  • xenotimebongxenotimebong Member Posts: 2,803

    I don't main any in particular, I rotate and play most. Used to play a ton of Hag, then a ton of Trapper, at the moment I'm probably playing more Ghostface than anything else. But I try to play all the killers. :)

  • JexxTronJexxTron Member Posts: 227

    I play 90% only Cheryl Mason and 10% wraith so I can see what the silly survivors look like from the killers point of view. Its like this.

    Playing Survivor... where is a gen? cant find a gen. Was one here before....

    Playing Killer... OMG there are a hundred Gens. Which one should I go see?

  • latinfla4latinfla4 Member Posts: 2,119

    That's good not many people do that...feel like you only play half the game if you dont at least try the other side🤣

  • ThiccBudhhaThiccBudhha Member Posts: 6,441

    Probably people tired of garbage teammates. That is why I am a killer main. Was never a survivor main, but I played way too many team based pvp games. I hit a breaking point and needed to either commit to fighting games again or find something else. This was the something else. And it had so many familiar fighting game characters in it, like Leatherface.

  • GoodBoyKaruGoodBoyKaru Member Posts: 19,848

    Hey, I actually fit this one!

    Okay so basically, I used to be a survivor main (was garbage at it too). I was, like, brand new, and I'd play with my friend + her (at the time) boyfriend. By the time we stopped playing I'd met some others who were willing to play with me and my network of friends just kinda spiraled out from there, and it was (usually) fun! Wasn't great being camped or tunneled, but being a survivor main formed my code of honour that I try to play by as killer whenever possible.

    But, eventually I do try killer. Wraith first, then Freddy- started playing November 2017, must've started killer around May 2018 if I was to guess? It was pretty fun, actually; I can even remember the build I got to rank 1 with lol (EndFury, Ruin, BBQ, old Freddy, using both Block add-ons. It was Coal Tower, vs a Legacy Meg). So that began my transition to a more 50/50 player, though it was still skewed to survivor, with around 70:30 s:k. Over time this did slowly migrate to a more 40:60 s:k ratio though.

    After a couple of years- this is like February 2020 time now I wanna say, though it could've been December 2019- survivor starts to get really, really stale. Killers played the same builds, characters, and ways, and my teammates were so unbelievably dogshit it was unreal. No, Claudette, that bush is not a generator, and no, Meg, don't walk to save me on the hook across all of Mother's ######### Dwelling (I was rank 1 btw :') ). So, I took a break from the game, around June 2020 time, because it was just so frustrating, and when I came back, I was having some fun again. As killer, of course, which immidiately evaporated as soon as I played survivor. So off I go for another couple of days, and when I come back I make sure to not touch survivor for a week, and solo for 2. It works, and it's great.

    So, basically, if I'd kept playing SWF it probably would've have happened. Solo survivor pushed me to becoming a killer main, because oh my ######### it's such a ######### experience.

  • Shenlong1904Shenlong1904 Member Posts: 289

    used to be a survivor main, but because of solo q and that all my friends who play dbd live across the globe, i started to main killer and had a lot more fun and less stress. now i only play survivor if i have a friend available, though we prefer to not use comms during match

  • Kira4EvrKira4Evr Member Posts: 1,862

    I'm still a survivor main. But just before Pinheads release, I haven't really played survivor at all. It's not because of Pinhead, there are other reasons why I decided to take a break from the Survivor side.

    • Once I reached the higher ranks, people stopped playing the "fun" killers. And one year of facing killers that aren't even fun to face is not really that interested nor is it, well, fun. The only killers I got at that point were Spirit's Deathslinger's and Blight's. Don't get me wrong, Blight can actually be pretty fun. But that is if they don't use Ruin, Undying and Tinkerer. There sure are more killers that I dislike. But out of all of them, Deathslinger was the one I had the biggest problem with. There was nothing in this game that could frustrate me more than a Deathslinger. It came to the point that I would just beg all Deathslingers to kill me as soon as I knew it was him.
    • Grinding Bloodpoints as a survivor is horrible if you're not running WGLF, but I don't wanna use a perk just for the BP's. So I wasn't feeling that rewarded for playing that much. And I couldn't et extra BP from missions because I only get killer dailys and I've completed every survivor mission in the Archive.
    • I had too many games where either my team were doing gens way too fast, I got a dreadful map or a painful killer. So it wasn't fun anymore. And I'm all about the fun in this game. I don't like gen rushing, I don't like tunnelling, I don't like BM'ing because it's boring.

    And after a long time with barely any interesting games, I got a Deathslinger on Léry's (dreadful killer on a dreadful map IMO). And because I was playing with my friend, I didn't really want to DC or kill myself on the hook. So I tried my best to get through the map. And then it happened, the guy tunnelled me. And that was the moment I snapped. I was done with survivor. So I joined the dark side... And it was great! Now I could play all the fun killers. I can now chill, perform good, get a good amount of BP and meme at the same time. I get accepted when I meme around, and I accept when others meme around. The only downside now is that I have to deal with Dead Hard as Huntress, but that's fine :)

  • ShinobuSKShinobuSK Member Posts: 4,352

    Even if I played killer more I wouldnt call myself killer main. Same as Im not calling myself survivor main when I play more survivor.

    I hate mains lol

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