Best Perk builds for The Demogorgon in Dead by Daylight

Best Perk builds for The Demogorgon in Dead by Daylight
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Jack Roberts

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7th Nov 2023 13:13

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With Stranger Things content firmly back in Dead by Daylight following its removal in 2021, you may be wondering about some of the best Perk builds you can run on The Demogorgon – so naturally we’re here to oblige.

Alongside The Xenomorph from Alien, The Demogorgon from Stranger Things was a fan-favourite licensed Killer that opened up the game to an entirely new player base.

So, we’re here to break down everything you need to know about The Demogorgon from Stranger Things in Dead by Daylight, from Power to Perks and some of the best builds that you can run on it.

What are The Demogorgon’s Perks in Dead by Daylight?

The Demogorgon's Unique Perks: Cruel Limits, Mindbreaker and Surge in Dead by Daylight
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Like all Killers in Dead by Daylight, the Demogorgon comes with three unique Perks that can be taught to the other Killers in DbD:

Perk

Description

Cruel Limits

Whenever a Generator is completed, all Windows and Vault locations nearby become blocked for 30 seconds.

Mindbreaker

When a Survivor is repairing a Generator, they suffer from the Exhaustion and Blindness status effects.

Surge

When you put a Survivor into the Dying State with a Basic Attack, Generators nearby will explode and start regressing.

When the Stranger Things content was removed from DbD, these Perks had their names changed to Claustrophobia, Fearmonger and Jolt, and they became general Perks readily available in the Bloodweb for Killer players to claim with their Bloodpoints.

What is The Demogorgon’s Power in Dead by Daylight?

The Demogorgon teleporting in Dead by Daylight
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The Demogorgon’s Power is called Of The Abyss. It has several properties that allow The Demogorgon to traverse the map quickly by using Portals, and gain distance by attacking Survivors with a Shred attack.

The Shred attack has something of a hefty cooldown, and the Portals have to be placed before they can be activated and used. However, if Survivors want to break the Portals, they will suffer from the Oblivious status effect, meaning that, if they’re not careful, a canny Demogorgon could sneak up and grab them.

Best Perk builds for The Demogorgon in Dead by Daylight

There’s an assortment of unique builds that can synergise nicely with The Demogorgon’s Perks and Power in DbD. We’ve broken down a few that utilise its full kit so you can make the most of playing the Killer.

Blocking Build

The Blocking Build, one of the best Perk builds to run on The Demogorgon in DbD
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When chasing Survivors, sometimes you need to cut off their means of escape and defence. The Blocking Build for The Demogorgon allows you to block their Windows and Pallets so that they will become disoriented and have to adapt to survive.

Perk

Killer

Description

Bamboozle

The Clown

Vaulting Windows blocks them for some time.

Cruel Limits

The Demogorgon

Whenever a Generator is completed, all Windows and Vault locations nearby become blocked for 30 seconds.

Hex: Blood Favour

The Blight

Whenever you injure a Survivor, nearby Pallets become blocked as long as the Hex Totem remains active.

Hex: Crowd Control

The Trickster

When a Survivor vaults a Window while in a chase, the Window blocks behind them as long as the Hex Totem remains active.

Generator Exhaustion Build

The Generator Exhaustion build and The Demogorgon in Dead by Daylight
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This is a largely Generator-focused build that will allow you to keep Survivors struggling while they are attempting to complete their objective in DbD.

Perk

Killer

Description

Mindbreaker

The Demogorgon

When a Survivor is repairing a Generator, they suffer from the Exhausted and Blindness status effects.

Eruption

The Nemesis

After kicking a Generator, it becomes active with Eruption. When you put a Survivor in the Dying State, any Generator that has been damaged by Eruption will explode and start regressing.

Game Afoot

The Skull Merchant

This Perk activates when chasing the Obsession. Damaging Generators or breaking Pallets and Walls gives you Haste for a brief time.

Thrilling Tremors

The Ghost Face

When you pick up a Survivor, Generators not being repaired are blocked for a brief time.

Optimal Demogorgon Build

The Optimal Build for The Demogorgon in DbD
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Surge is already one of the best Killer Perks in Dead by Daylight, so this is an opportunity to use it in a build that can be incredibly strong on The Demogorgon. This build will help in chases, tracking Survivors, hindering their progress and protecting Generators.

Perk

Killer

Description

Save the Best for Last

The Shape

Every time you injure a Survivor that isn’t your Obsession with a basic attack, you gain a token that reduces your cooldown after a hit. These tokens are lost when you injure your Obsession.

Sloppy Butcher

General Perk

Inflicts the Mangled status effect on Survivors after injuring them with a basic attack.

Surge

The Demogorgon

When you put a Survivor into the Dying State with a Basic Attack, Generators nearby will explode and start regressing.

Ultimate Weapon

The Xenomorph

After opening a locker, Survivors that enter your Terror Radius will scream and reveal their locations.

Who is The Demogorgon in Dead by Daylight?

In Dead by Daylight, The Demogorgon is the fearsome creature that emerged from the depths of the Upside Down in the town of Hawkins, Indiana and the Underground Laboratory from Stranger Things.

Along with Steve Harrington and Nancy Wheeler, The Demogorgon was taken by The Entity as a result of its bloodlust in the real world.

As an experiment that has escaped captivity, it is relentless in its pursuit, making it the perfect candidate to become a high-tier Killer in DbD.

That’s everything you need to get started with some of the best Perk builds for The Demogorgon in Dead by Daylight. If you’re looking for even more builds to run on your Killers, be sure to check out the best Perk builds for The Singularity in DbD.

Jack is a Guides Writer at GGRecon. With a BA (Hons) & MA in English and Creative Writing, he was also the Gaming Editor for The Indiependent. When not pondering which game has the best cup of coffee (and drinking far too much of it himself), he can often be found playing Dead by Daylight, Street Fighter or making yet another build in Bloodborne.

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