Best Perk builds for The Xenomorph in Dead by Daylight

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

Last updated 

2nd Jan 2024 15:40

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With the release of the Alien Chapter in Dead by Daylight, you'll want to know which unique Perk builds are best to use on the brand new Killer: The Xenomorph. Using some unique Perks and Powers, you’ll be a Merciless Killer in no time.

There are several licensed Killers in the game, including Hellraiser’s Pinhead and Chucky from Child's Play but Alien’s Xenomorph has long been requested - and these builds that compliment its terrifying power will help you make some menacing matches.

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

As with all Killers in Dead by Daylight, The Xenomorph comes with three unique Perks, which are: Alien Instinct, Rapid Brutality and Ultimate Weapon.

These Perks, after upgrading the Killer’s Prestige Level, can be taught to other Killers so their properties can be used in an assortment of builds.

Perk

Description

Alien Instinct

This Perk activates when you hook a Survivor. You see the aura of the farthest injured Survivor for 5 seconds and that Survivor is oblivious for 16/18/20 seconds.

Rapid Brutality

You can no longer gain Bloodlust. Hitting a Survivor with a basic attack gives you 5% haste for 8/9/10 seconds.

Ultimate Weapon

When you open a locker, this Perk activates for 30 seconds. Survivors entering your Terror Radius scream and reveal their position and gain Blindness for 30 seconds. This Perk then goes on cooldown for 40/35/30 seconds.

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

The Xenomorph’s Power is called Hidden Pursuit and it has several features, including map navigation, stealth and an extended attack range.

When it activates its Power, the Xenomorph can traverse the map using underground tunnels in Runner Mode, and exit from Control Stations.

Additionally, while in Crawler Mode, the Xenomorph reduces its Terror Radius (heartbeat) and can attack with its tail, extending its range.

To counter The Xenomorph, Survivors can collect Remote Flame Turrets. These turrets can be set up to blast the Killer with a flamethrower. When hit with the Remote Flame Turret, it knocks The Xenomorph out of its power. However, they can be destroyed.

Best Perk builds for The Xenomorph in Dead by Daylight

With its unique Perks and Power, there is an assortment of builds that can synergise with The Xenomorph in Dead by Daylight. Below, we’ve listed a few that you might find fun and help you get to grips with this vicious Killer.

Adept Build

One of the most important builds you will likely want to try as The Xenomorph in Dead by Daylight is an Adept build. This involves using The Xenomorph’s three unique Perks to attain a Merciless Killer ranking.

However, the add-ons you choose can make all the difference. For the Adept build, we recommend using a combination of the add-ons below:

Add-On

Description

Acidic Blood (Iridescent)

Getting stunned by a pallet damages Survivors after exiting a tunnel.

Parker's Headband (Green)

Grants Haste for 3 seconds after exiting a tunnel.

Emergency Helmet (Green)

Increases resistance to staggering caused by turrets.

Ripley's Watch (Brown)

When a turret removes your power, it is automatically destroyed.

No Locker is Safe Build

The No Locker is Safe build, one of the best builds for The Xenomorph in Dead by Daylight
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Survivors have a habit of hiding in lockers, so making sure they lose that option can net you some quick hooks. Ultimate Weapon is the star here, as it is one of the best Killer Perks in DbD.

Perk

Killer

Description

Darkness Revealed

The Dredge

Opening a locker allows you to see the Auras of other survivors around the map that are in proximity to other lockers.

Iron Maiden

The Legion

Allows you to open lockers faster. If Survivors enter and leave a locker, they are Exposed and can be instantly put into the Dying State.

Stridor

The Nurse

The volume of breathing and Grunts of Pain is increased.

Ultimate Weapon

The Xenomorph

When you open a locker, this Perk activates for 30 seconds. Survivors entering your Terror Radius scream and reveal their position and gain Blindness for 30 seconds. This Perk then goes on cooldown for 40/35/30 seconds.

Agile Alien Build

The Agile Alien build in Dead by Daylight
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The Xenomorph is fast, but it can always be faster - and this build helps it to do just that in DbD. With Rapid Brutality changing the way Bloodlust works, there are some great Perks to complement it and keep the chases going.

Perk

Killer

Description

Enduring

The Hillbilly

The stun duration from pallets is reduced

Rapid Brutality

The Xenomorph

You can no longer gain Bloodlust. Hitting a Survivor with a basic attack gives you 5% haste for 8/9/10 seconds.

Save the Best for Last 

The Shape

The cooldown after hitting a Survivor is reduced as STBFL gains more tokens.

Spirit Fury

The Spirit

After breaking two pallets, when stunned by the next pallet, it will break instantly.

Stealthy Xeno Build

The Stealthy Xeno Build in Dead by Daylight
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It is always fun to sneak up on unsuspecting Survivors, so using this build to make The Xenomorph as stealthy as possible is one of the best options - and will be sure to scare them off of Generators.

Perk

Killer

Description

Alien Instinct

The Xenomorph

This Perk activates when you hook a Survivor. You see the aura of the farthest injured Survivor for 5 seconds and that Survivor is oblivious for 16/18/20 seconds.

Hex: Plaything

The Cenobite

After hooking a Survivor, they are assigned a Hex Totem. While this Totem is active, the Survivor assigned to it is Oblivious.

Monitor & Abuse

The Doctor

When out of the chase, your Terror Radius is significantly decreased and your field of view is increased.

Trail of Torment

The Executioner

After kicking a Generator, you become Undetectable for as long as the Generator is regressing.

Who is The Xenomorph in Dead by Daylight?

The Xenomorph in Dead by Daylight is an unknown organism of immense power and the primary antagonist of the Alien franchise.

In the original Alien film, it burst from the chest of Kane and, after a rapid growth, quickly hunted down and killed all of the crew of the Nostromo space vessel, leaving Ellen Ripley as the sole survivor.

With a vicious tail and a monstrous second mouth, the Xenomorph is the perfect hunter, coveted by the Weyland-Yutani company for mysterious means.

That’s everything you need to get started with The Xenomorph in Dead by Daylight, and with these Perk builds, you’ll become the best alien organism in The Fog in no time.

If you want to upgrade your Killer further, be sure to check out our Dead by Daylight codes guide for all the latest rewards.

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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