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Dead by Daylight Status Effects Guide

Dead by Daylight has multiple HUDs including a status effect hub at the top of the screen.
Dead by Daylight has multiple HUDs including a status effect hub at the top of the screen. / Image courtesy of Behaviour Interactive

Dead by Daylight has multiple HUDs including a status effect hub at the top of the screen. The first thing to understand is the difference between yellow and red status effects. Red means something negative is happening to your character and yellow means something good.

Dead by Daylight Yellow Status Effects

Undetectable (K)

The Undetectable Status Effect is a buff exclusively applied to the Killer.
Killers benefitting from Undetectable are granted several Stealth mechanics:

Suppresses the Terror Radius
Suppresses the Red Stain
Blocks their Aura

Perks that activate Undetectable.

  • Beast of Prey
  • Dark Devotion
  • Insidious
  • Tinkerer
  • Trail of Torment

Blessed

Survivors benefitting from Blessed are currently inside the Effect radius of 24 metres of an active Boon Totem, benefitting from its effects.

Perks that activate Blessed.

  • Boon: Circle of Healing
  • Boon: Dark Theory
  • Boon: Exponential
  • Boon: Shadow Step

Endurance

Survivors benefitting from Endurance can resist damage from the Killer. Players who activate endurance and take a hit will have the broken status effect.

Perks that activate Endurance.

  • Borrowed Time
  • Dead Hard
  • Mettle of Man
  • Off the Record
  • Soul Guard
  • We're Gonna Live Forever

Haste

Dead by Daylight Red Status Effects

Blindness

The Blindness Status Effect is a debuff that can be applied to both Survivors and the Killer.

Perks that activate blindness.

  • Fearmonger
  • Hex: The Third Seal
  • Knock Out
  • Residual Manifest
  • Septic Touch

Broken

Survivors suffering from Broken are unable to be healed or heal themselves past the Injured State.


Perks that activate broken.

  • Deliverance
  • For the People
  • Forced Penance
  • No Mither
  • Renewal

Cursed

Survivors suffering from Cursed are currently affected by an active Hex Totem.

Perks that activate cursed.

  • Hex: Blood Favour
  • Hex: Crowd Control
  • Hex: Devour Hope
  • Hex: Huntress Lullaby
  • Hex: No One Escapes Death
  • Hex: Pentimento
  • Hex: Plaything
  • Hex: Retribution
  • Hex: Ruin
  • Hex: The Third Seal
  • Hex: Thrill of the Hunt
  • Hex: Undying

Deep Wound

Survivors suffering from Deep Wound have a new yellow health bar that deteriorates over time. If they do not mend, when the bar empties, survivors are placed in a dying state.

Perks that activate Deep Wound.

  • Borrowed Time
  • Dead Hard
  • Mettle of Man
  • Off the Record
  • Soul Guard
  • We're Gonna Live Forever

Exhausted

Perks that activate Exhaused.

  • Balanced Landing
  • Blood Echo
  • Dead Hard
  • Fearmonger
  • Head On
  • Lithe
  • Overcome
  • Septic Touch
  • Smash Hit
  • Sprint Burst

Exposed

Survivors suffering from Exposed can be downed with a single hit.

Perks that activate exposed.

  • Dragon's Grip
  • Make Your Choice
  • Hex: Devour Hope
  • Hex: Haunted Ground
  • Hex: No One Escapes Death
  • Iron Maiden
  • Rancor
  • Starstruck

Haemorrhage

Survivors suffering from Haemorrhage produce more pools of blood and will lose healing progress if they stop healing.

Perks that activate Haemorrhage.

  • Blood Echo
  • Scourge Hook: Gift of Pain
  • Sloppy Butcher

Hindered

Players movement speed has been slowed.

Incapacitated

Players are unable to interact with generators, totems, chests, hooks or other survivors.

Perks that activate Incapacitated.

  • Eruption

Madness

Only from Doctor's power, Carter's Spark

Mangled

Survivors take 25% longer to heal while Mangled.

Perks that activate mangled.

  • Scourge Hook: Gift of Pain
  • Sloppy Butcher

Oblivious

Survivors can't hear the Terror Radius and also do not hear the Heartbeat warning of the Killer's proximity.

Perks that activate Oblivious.

  • Deathbound
  • Hex: Plaything
  • Hex: Retribution
  • Hysteria
  • Nemesis