Best Perk builds for Steve Harrington in Dead by Daylight

Best Perk builds for Steve Harrington in Dead by Daylight
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Jack Roberts

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7th Nov 2023 17:17

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Now that the Stranger Things Chapter has returned to Dead by Daylight, you might be after some of the best Perk builds to run on Steve Harrington and want to know a little more about him.

Some of the best Survivor Perks come from the Stranger Things chapter in the game, and much like other licensed Survivors like Ellen Ripley, Steve Harrington has some pretty unique Perks that can make some of the best builds in the game.

So, read on to find out the best Perk builds to run on Steve Harrington so that you can escape The Fog with your Scoops Ahoy outfit intact.

Best Perk builds for Steve Harrington in Dead by Daylight

With a penchant for protection, Steve Harrington's Perks in DbD largely revolve around unhooking other Survivors and ensuring their safety afterwards. Here are some of the best builds you can run on Steve.

Babysitter Build

The Babysitter build, one of Steve Harrington's best Perk builds in Dead by Daylight
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Steve’s Perks mostly revolve around unhooking and protecting other Survivors. The Babysitter build allows him to get other Survivors to safety, benefit from taking protection hits and reward him for his altruism.

Perk

Survivor

Description

Babysitter

Steve Harrington

When you unhook a Survivor, they won’t leave scratch marks or pools of blood. They will also briefly gain the Haste status effect.

Borrowed Time

William “Bill” Overbeck

When unhooking Survivors, they keep their Endurance and Haste for a longer amount of time.

Mettle of Man

Ashley. J. Williams

After taking 3 protection hits, you will be able to survive a hit that would ordinarily put you in the Dying State.

Aftercare

Jeff Johansen

You see the aura of every Survivor you unhook or complete a healing action on.

Camaraderie Build

The Camaraderi build for Steve Harrington in DbD
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The Camaraderie Build for Steve Harrington allows him to prolong hook timers when he or other Survivors are about to be sacrificed in DbD. It also allows him to break the hooks behind him so they can’t be used immediately.

Perk

Survivor

Description

Camaraderie

Steve Harrington

If another Survivor is near you while you are in the Struggle Phase after being hooked the Hook timer is paused briefly.

We’ll Make It

General Perk

When you rescue a Survivor from a hook, gain increased healing speed.

Breakdown

Jeff Johansen

When you are unhooked by any means, the hook breaks and you see the Killer’s aura.

Reassurance

Rebecca Chambers

When near a hooked Survivor, you can pause their hook timer progression for a brief period.

Second Wind Build

Steve Harrington's Second Wind build in DbD
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Sometimes, you’ve just got to heal yourself, which is what Steve’s Second Wing build allows him to do. However, while he’s injured, he also gets a few boosts, so playing a balancing act is key here for a strong DbD build.

Perk

Survivor

Description

Kindred

General Perk

When you or someone on your team is hooked, see the aura of the Killer when they are near the hook.

Made for This

Gabriel Soma

When injured, you move slightly faster and gain the Endurance status effect after healing someone.

Resilience

General Perk

While injured, gain a small amount of speed to repairing, sabotaging, healing, unhooking, vaulting, cleansing or blessing a Totem and opening the exit gates.

Second Wind

Steve Harrington

When you are unhooked by any means, you become Broken for some time. After waiting for the cooldown of this Perk, you will be fully healed. This Perk can only be activated by performing healing actions on other Survivors first.

What are Steve Harrington’s unique Perks in Dead by Daylight?

Steve Harrington and his unique Perks, Babysitter, Camaraderie and Second Wind in Dead by Daylight
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Like all Survivors in Dead by Daylight, Steve Harrington has three unique Perks that can be taught to other Survivors, they are:

Perk

Description

Babysitter

When you unhook a Survivor, they won’t leave scratch marks or pools of blood. They will also briefly gain the Haste status effect.

Camaraderie

If another Survivor is near you while you are in the Struggle Phase after being hooked the Hook timer is paused briefly.

Second Wind

When you are unhooked by any means, you become Broken for some time. After waiting for the cooldown of this Perk, you will be fully healed. This Perk can only be activated by performing healing actions on other Survivors first.

During the period when Stranger Things content was unavailable in DbD, Steve’s Perks were renamed Guardian, Kinship and Renewal, and were used as General Perks accessible in the Bloodweb.

Who is Steve Harrington in Dead by Daylight

In Dead by Daylight, Steve Harrington is the notorious jock turned lovable babysitter of the kids from Stranger Things. When in Hawkins, he started as an antagonistic force, before seeing the error of his ways and saving the day on multiple occasions.

However, that wasn’t enough to keep him from being snatched by The Fog, along with Nancy Wheeler, and his iconic Scoops Ahoy outfit.

That’s everything you need to know about some of the best Perk builds for Steve Harrington in Dead by Daylight. If you’re looking for even more Survivor Perk builds, be sure to check out some of the best Perk builds to run on Nicolas Cage in DbD for an unusual playstyle.

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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