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Who should i play to prevent gen rushing?

I currently play huntress, but lately i feel as if her hatchets are easily dodgeable, and by the time my first chase is won, 2 gens are done. i always run ruin too, but you know how hex perks work. What are your mains and how do you prevent gen rushing?



  • BossBoss Member, Trusted Posts: 10,193
    edited April 2019

    My main is Wraith, but unless you got some movement speed Add-ons on, he's not awesome at managing Generators.

    You'll wanna go for Killers who can make them scared of you just being present.

    So a Hillbilly is usually a good choice.

    @sorrowen is right though: Even the best players of the best Killers can sometimes just feel immense pressure themselves rather than applying it on the Survivors, cause they're just that good/coordinated.

  • DBD_PinheadDBD_Pinhead Member Posts: 635

    Anyone not top tier and not running Ruin has an uphill battle. For anyone not Billy or Nurse, try to Mori the first survivor possible.

  • GodDamn_AngelaGodDamn_Angela Member Posts: 1,328

    Again Hilly and Nurse are probably the only two, at base, that can deal with Gens competently. And then it really depends on the Survivors and how well you can maintain pressure.

  • DBD_PinheadDBD_Pinhead Member Posts: 635

    Yeah it's pretty much up to the devs to change that. Having the ability to run a speed perk would help. Or two offerings like starting survivors separated and a Mori would be nice...

  • GrootDudeGrootDude Member Posts: 14,088

    Legion or pig.

  • PluPlu Member Posts: 1,209

    You can't really, but as huntress you can work around it better than others killers once you master your hatchets to get long range throws.

  • CaliCali Member Posts: 108
    edited April 2019

    You can't do anything about it. Best advice I could give is to use an ebony mori when you see 4 survivors join at the same time or dodge. ""Good"" SWF teams have the advantage at least 3:1 compared to the killer. They hold the power role.

  • PeepingPeacockPeepingPeacock Member Posts: 354

    Nurse and Billy are the only killers that are viable at high ranks without ruin. If survivors wanna get gens done fast and know how to do it, there's really nothing you can do about it but play as well as you can. You cant be everywhere at once and being outnumbered 4 to 1 means some gens are gonna go.

  • gantesgantes Member Posts: 1,611

    This. Focus the weaker targets. As soon as someone deliberately gets my attention and starts baiting me, I ignore that person 1000% and only go for them last/when they mess up trying to get you to chase them and overstep.

  • Fiachra02Fiachra02 Member Posts: 9

    Corruption, Ruin and Discordance would help

  • xEaxEa Member Posts: 1,610

    Wanna do Gens is like saying the Killer wants to kill. Its the only thing they can do.

    How to prevent getting genrushed? Get better in chases and know where and when a chase makes sense.

    Ruin helps aswell, but a good killer wont need it tbh.

  • NuclearBurritoNuclearBurrito Member Posts: 6,148

    Play Nurse

  • McfredMcfred Member Posts: 152

    some of the character's like nurse and billy are good because of high mobility they can pressure people off of the gens but also if you're just really proficient with a character you'll be able to put them away easily. I play plague

  • deathsiadeathsia Member Posts: 250

    Ruin, and pray to god the RNG places it in a well hidden location so it can do its job.

    Spoiler warning: Most of the the time it won't.

  • ZarathosZarathos Member Posts: 850

    Slugging into another down into a hook is a great way to halt momentum of survivours. Its not always worth it to pick up and hook if you know a survivour isnt far from where you downed them.

    I highly recomend watching zubatlel his playstyle tends to massively slow down games. Even as trapper the man keeps a decent number of gens up.

  • ArrozArroz Member Posts: 1,434

    Ruin is not going to save you, keep that in mind.

    And if you are gonna chase that guy for 1+ minute better stop the chase and patroll generators.

  • JinX_Of_FireJinX_Of_Fire Member Posts: 29

    Its strange that you say good killers dont need ruin when its run by almost everyone at high ranks. Do i smell a survivor creeping into my killer discussion ;o BLASPHEMY!!

  • ChiChi Member Posts: 774

    You need to predict where survivors are going to dodge as Huntress. Not a jab at you in anyway, but a good Huntress is hard to dodge.

    And 2 gens, 1 down is pretty normal. Just gotta get a quick down afterwards to keep up momentum. As Huntress, you should be able to do so.

  • se05239se05239 Member Posts: 3,920

    It honestly doesn't matter much who you play as. The rush will happen if you cannot apply enough pressure.

  • PeasantPeasant Member Posts: 4,105

    @DBD_Pinhead You actually don't want survivors to split. Up as that let's them do 3 gens while you chase 1 person.

  • ReikoMoriReikoMori Member Posts: 1,308

    They already do that now and the game codes for partial separation of survivors in spawn anyway.

  • SlayerSlayer Member Posts: 1,148
    edited April 2019

    Apply pressure its up to you how. BBQ meta with strong addons or smart slugging thats all i know. Try to hook two survivors really close to each other and camp(cross hook) and if you also achieve it with them being close to three gens then congrats you win. I recommend Billy he s the kind of slugging!

    I think huntress is also good for that as she can be lethal in close .

  • PeasantPeasant Member Posts: 4,105

    If you want to slow down generator repairs the only killers that come to mind are Doctor, Legion, and Freddy, also Pig but she's not getting a whole lot of love from BHVR right now so maybe don't play her.

    The Doctor can force survivors to "Snap Out of It", Legion can make multiple survivors need to "Mend" which keeps them off of generators, (with Thanataphobia it's decent.) Freddy slows down all actions while they are in the dream world and forces regression to wake up. Lastly, the Pig forces survivors to stop repairs and search for boxes which may or may not give them the trap key on the first box.

    The best build I had to stop gen-rushing was Surveillance, Thanatophobia, Sloppy Butcher, and something else on Legion as Killer Instinct and Feral Frenzy help keep Thanatophobia active.

  • HectorBrandoHectorBrando Member Posts: 402

    Doctor is decent if you manage to get a 3 gen defense, Ive crushed SWFs with that strategy but its map dependant.

  • TheluckyboiTheluckyboi Member Posts: 1,114


  • DBD_PinheadDBD_Pinhead Member Posts: 635

    That is true as well. It usually depends because even when you show up in their midst depending on the killer, they'll scatter like roaches. My logic is the faster you thin their numbers, the easier it is to pressure the rest.

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