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Why do killers protect their totem?

PinkErickaPinkEricka Member Posts: 1,042
Just Why.......... 
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  • PinkErickaPinkEricka Member Posts: 1,042
    Because they don’t want to lose access to one of their perks? If you’re having trouble with Ruin skillchecks, then you need to get good. Simple as that. 
    I’m not complaining about it nor do I have any trouble hitting ruin skillchecks. I just think it’s stupid because while you’re sitting there guarding a totem instead of hunting survivors, you’re costing yourself the game. Why are you getting so offended? Did someone hurt your feelings today? 
  • MegMain98MegMain98 Member Posts: 2,830
    Because they don’t want to lose access to one of their perks? If you’re having trouble with Ruin skillchecks, then you need to get good. Simple as that. 
    Or maybe when the survivor DO actually cleanse the totem the killer shouldn’t DC like a crybaby.
  • RuniverRuniver Member Posts: 2,095

    @PinkEricka said:
    Just Why.......... 

    Why do survivor do gens.... Just Why.........
    They got the hatch to escape, after all.

  • Doom_PunkDoom_Punk Member Posts: 371

    I don't want my perk to explode in 20 seconds perhaps?

  • PinkErickaPinkEricka Member Posts: 1,042
    Doom_Punk said:

    I don't want my perk to explode in 20 seconds perhaps?

    Sorry, I should’ve gave a little more detail. Last night, I got out of a match where the killer protected their TOTH totem all game instead of just coming to hunt us down. It cost them the game. They didn’t have NOED, Devour hope, nothing. Absolutely no good reason to protect it... I was just wondering why they do it because I’ve seen a lot of killers do it for no actual strategic reason.
  • Doom_PunkDoom_Punk Member Posts: 371

    @PinkEricka said:
    Doom_Punk said:

    I don't want my perk to explode in 20 seconds perhaps?

    Sorry, I should’ve gave a little more detail. Last night, I got out of a match where the killer protected their TOTH totem all game instead of just coming to hunt us down. It cost them the game. They didn’t have NOED, Devour hope, nothing. Absolutely no good reason to protect it... I was just wondering why they do it because I’ve seen a lot of killers do it for no actual strategic reason.

    Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

    I getcha, yeah I have no idea why they do that. I get the feeling they think if the totem goes down it's game over.

    I had a Huntress who I baited over hitting both TOTH and Lullaby, while everyone else just got the gens no problem.. It's more of a hassle than a help at that point.

  • Dwight_ConfusionDwight_Confusion Member Posts: 1,650

    @PinkEricka said:
    SnakeSound222 said:

    Because they don’t want to lose access to one of their perks? If you’re having trouble with Ruin skillchecks, then you need to get good. Simple as that. 

    I’m not complaining about it nor do I have any trouble hitting ruin skillchecks. I just think it’s stupid because while you’re sitting there guarding a totem instead of hunting survivors, you’re costing yourself the game. Why are you getting so offended? Did someone hurt your feelings today? 

    So basically you're mad that you can't get the 1,000 BP for it?

    Yep.

    Survivor main detected. Entitlement is real.

  • FrenziedRoachFrenziedRoach Member Posts: 2,599

    I'll guard a totem if I can do it without losing gens.

    I remember running a Devour Hope totem where 3 survivors were actively trying to get the totem.

    Didn't get 5 tokens on it, but I managed to get 3 for 1 hit downs.

    They eventually got the totem, but 2 were dead by that time and there were still 3 gens in play.

    If survivors show their greed for a totem and it's slowing the gens, why SHOULDN'T they defend them? Same with hooks....

  • PinkErickaPinkEricka Member Posts: 1,042

    @PinkEricka said:
    SnakeSound222 said:

    Because they don’t want to lose access to one of their perks? If you’re having trouble with Ruin skillchecks, then you need to get good. Simple as that. 

    I’m not complaining about it nor do I have any trouble hitting ruin skillchecks. I just think it’s stupid because while you’re sitting there guarding a totem instead of hunting survivors, you’re costing yourself the game. Why are you getting so offended? Did someone hurt your feelings today? 

    So basically you're mad that you can't get the 1,000 BP for it?

    Yep.

    Survivor main detected. Entitlement is real.

    Where in this post am I mad at...? Swear to god lmao people on this forum always try to find a way to make you seem mad about something when you’re really not. 😂 I’m not the one who lost the game so there is nothing to be mad about. You’re dismissed.
  • PinkErickaPinkEricka Member Posts: 1,042

    I'll guard a totem if I can do it without losing gens.

    I remember running a Devour Hope totem where 3 survivors were actively trying to get the totem.

    Didn't get 5 tokens on it, but I managed to get 3 for 1 hit downs.

    They eventually got the totem, but 2 were dead by that time and there were still 3 gens in play.

    If survivors show their greed for a totem and it's slowing the gens, why SHOULDN'T they defend them? Same with hooks....

    It was TOTH and it only slows totem cleansing down, she didn’t have NOED, ruin, devour hope, or any combos which is why I was saying there was no point in guarding the totem.
  • FIEND8LOODEDFIEND8LOODED Member Posts: 334

    @PinkEricka said:
    Just Why.......... 

    lmao are you serious

  • PinkErickaPinkEricka Member Posts: 1,042

    @PinkEricka said:
    Just Why.......... 

    lmao are you serious

    I am
  • ProtokonProtokon Member Posts: 12

    The generators may belong to the entity...but the totems are personal.

    Don't touch my totems.

  • BeverlyBeverly Member Posts: 184

    It's a given when they don't want their ruin/devour hope/etc. gone within 10 seconds (Have you seen the totem spawn? Yikes!) Or when survivors are flocking around it fairly early ingame and they want to get the benefit of it before it's too late. However, standing infront of it the entire game? I... Really can't say. I've had games where a killer will stand infront of it for 5 generators straight and everyone gets out scotch free. I won't understand it for the life of me!

  • SnakeSound222SnakeSound222 Member Posts: 4,467
    Doom_Punk said:

    I don't want my perk to explode in 20 seconds perhaps?

    Sorry, I should’ve gave a little more detail. Last night, I got out of a match where the killer protected their TOTH totem all game instead of just coming to hunt us down. It cost them the game. They didn’t have NOED, Devour hope, nothing. Absolutely no good reason to protect it... I was just wondering why they do it because I’ve seen a lot of killers do it for no actual strategic reason.
    Oh well in that case the Killer was probably trying to bait you into going after to the totem so he could kill you. I thought you were complaining about hitting Ruin skillchecks instead of asking why a Killer is just guarding TOTH without running any other hex perks. 
  • PinkErickaPinkEricka Member Posts: 1,042
    Doom_Punk said:

    I don't want my perk to explode in 20 seconds perhaps?

    Sorry, I should’ve gave a little more detail. Last night, I got out of a match where the killer protected their TOTH totem all game instead of just coming to hunt us down. It cost them the game. They didn’t have NOED, Devour hope, nothing. Absolutely no good reason to protect it... I was just wondering why they do it because I’ve seen a lot of killers do it for no actual strategic reason.
    Oh well in that case the Killer was probably trying to bait you into going after to the totem so he could kill you. I thought you were complaining about hitting Ruin skillchecks instead of asking why a Killer is just guarding TOTH without running any other hex perks. 
    They would see me going to the totem, hit me, and then run back to it. It was so   s t u p i d.

    Had to space the word it because it’s censored on the form for some reason.
  • MasterMaster Member Posts: 10,200

    I cant even get to my totem in time before it is destroyed, how can a killer protect his totem?

  • SovererignKingSovererignKing Member Posts: 1,273
    Killer could have been doing a meme. TOTH with no other totems is useless. They might have just been doing the “Dont touch my baby!” Totem meme. 
  • TsulanTsulan Member Posts: 13,239
    Just Why.......... 
    Why are hex perks totems instead of normal perks?
    They are not really powerful.
  • FrenziedRoachFrenziedRoach Member Posts: 2,599

    @PinkEricka said:

    It was TOTH and it only slows totem cleansing down, she didn’t have NOED, ruin, devour hope, or any combos which is why I was saying there was no point in guarding the totem.

    It also gives a bloodpoint bonus in chases. Perhaps they wanted to keep that bonus until the chase category was filled up?

    Does it really matter in the end?

  • ChesterTheMolesterChesterTheMolester Member Posts: 2,771
    [Insert something that will derail the thread here]
  • PinkErickaPinkEricka Member Posts: 1,042
    Doom_Punk said:

    I don't want my perk to explode in 20 seconds perhaps?

    Sorry, I should’ve gave a little more detail. Last night, I got out of a match where the killer protected their TOTH totem all game instead of just coming to hunt us down. It cost them the game. They didn’t have NOED, Devour hope, nothing. Absolutely no good reason to protect it... I was just wondering why they do it because I’ve seen a lot of killers do it for no actual strategic reason.
    Oh well in that case the Killer was probably trying to bait you into going after to the totem so he could kill you. I thought you were complaining about hitting Ruin skillchecks instead of asking why a Killer is just guarding TOTH without running any other hex perks. 
    They would see me going to the totem, hit me, and then run back to it. It was so stupid.
  • Oink_OinkOink_Oink Member Posts: 79

    because it's my totem. it's my perk and i will protect my cute little devour hope 3 until i get 5 stacks. how would you feel if you can't use a perk ingame? sad,right? and that's why i try to keep my totem alive

  • WraithJTWraithJT Member Posts: 2

    Why do survivors spend so much time trying to destroy a "useless" totem? I've won games when using only TotH to farm BP because the survivors tunnel-visioned my totem instead of working on gens. It always makes me laugh knowing they're wasting time on something that will have no bearing on the outcome of the game.

  • VolfawottVolfawott Member Posts: 3,893
    If we are being honest it really just depends on what Totem they have, I could see a killer defending devour hope, noed or debatably huntress depending on the amount of tokens.
  • PirscherPirscher Member Posts: 574

    I camped my Devour totem on red forest as the wraith and I ended up getting 4k and a mori on the last person xDDD all they needed to do was repair gens...

  • KillingInstinctKillingInstinct Member Posts: 272

    @PinkEricka said:
    Doom_Punk said:

    I don't want my perk to explode in 20 seconds perhaps?

    Sorry, I should’ve gave a little more detail. Last night, I got out of a match where the killer protected their TOTH totem all game instead of just coming to hunt us down. It cost them the game. They didn’t have NOED, Devour hope, nothing. Absolutely no good reason to protect it... I was just wondering why they do it because I’ve seen a lot of killers do it for no actual strategic reason.

    I literally don't know of any killers who do it like that. Just a bit of guarding every now and then but that's it

  • finitethrillsfinitethrills Member Posts: 619
    If they only have toth and are guarding it religiously, you shouldn't need us to tell you they were just screwing around.
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