Basic tips & advice for each Killer in DBD

We recorded a long session where we played each Killer and I did my best to give the most basic advice and tips that might help you get started, along with basic builds and a quick word on good beginner add-ons.

Timestamps (courtesy of xXlHARVESTERlXx & Juan Bueno)

0:00 Intro
1:17 Trapper
17:34 Wraith
36:23 Hillbilly
51:53 Nurse
1:12:54 Huntress
1:26:16 Myers
1:43:23 Hag
1:59:13 Doctor
2:17:45 Bubba
2:37:43 Freddy
2:53:20 Pig
3:08:55 Clown
3:24:19 Spirit
3:43:35 Legion
4:01:19 Plague
4:20:04 Ghostface
4:43:52 Demogorgon
5:02:05 Oni
5:19:20 Deathslinger
5:37:10 Pyramid Head
5:55:19 Blight
6:11:18 Twins
6:31:24 Trickster
6:48:11 Nemesis

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  1. not Otzdarva

    not Otzdarva

    پیش 24 روز

    I understand that this isn't super useful to many of you veterans, but I made this for the people that might have picked up the game recently. 😊

    • Four Fifty-Eight

      Four Fifty-Eight

      پیش 12 روز

      I think it's extremely helpful when picking up a new killer

    • teminator365


      پیش 16 روز

      I’ve been playing this game for like a month or two, ever less specifically for killer. Thank you for this

    • Noah Cathers

      Noah Cathers

      پیش 17 روز

      @Edge wat?

    • Mellowo


      پیش 19 روز

      Ive been playing this game for awhile now and even though i knew most of the stuff you were talking about I enjoyed watching the video :)

    • Dannik D

      Dannik D

      پیش 19 روز

      I'm a semi new player (only bought 2 killers so far) and I love this video. It will definitely help decide what my next purchase will be, thanks so much!

  2. Brandon Cosme

    Brandon Cosme

    پیش روز

    Is it effective to run BBQ and Bitter Murmur at the same time as Huntress? Survivor main trying out killer

  3. StepBro Yop

    StepBro Yop

    پیش روز

    Man I’m in love with these videos I’m literally just binging all your content 🖖🖤

  4. None 4

    None 4

    پیش 2 روز

    I love u (:

  5. WhiteVII


    پیش 2 روز

    Yeah, no. I'm not watching a fucking 7 hour video. This is getting absolutely ridiculous, dude. Unsubbed

    • Siege Bubby

      Siege Bubby

      پیش روز

      It’s a great video man, you can literally skip to whatever killer you want since there are timestamps in the description.

  6. Franco Cáceres

    Franco Cáceres

    پیش 3 روز

    5:57:47 Blight didn't like that

  7. Lewis Dewhurst

    Lewis Dewhurst

    پیش 3 روز

    7 hours tho👴

  8. Velocigamer 567

    Velocigamer 567

    پیش 3 روز

    Nurse's calling is also a good free perk for wraith

  9. TheMobile Walrus

    TheMobile Walrus

    پیش 3 روز

    I know the shrines been very kind to us lately but I can safely say that playing Nemesis with this build is so much fun Perks: Pop, Eruption, BBQ, Nurse's Add ons: Zombie Heart and Marvin's Blood

  10. RhinoIsPro


    پیش 4 روز

    For deathslinger if you need to shoot in the open aim for the middle of their zig zag because alot of survivors dont move enough to not get hit if you shoot in the middle.

  11. Jeepers Reapers

    Jeepers Reapers

    پیش 4 روز

    17:51 Never thought I’d hear those words. Happy bing bong noises.

  12. TDz


    پیش 5 روز

    I watched this full video in like 3 days on and off, 2/3 hours a day

  13. Adrian Malinowski

    Adrian Malinowski

    پیش 5 روز

    Stop saying noed is nasty... it's not even a good perk and you encourage this misconception...

  14. EsauSha


    پیش 5 روز

    Para cuando la versión en español xd

  15. Caroline Steward

    Caroline Steward

    پیش 6 روز

    Me: begins on plague and has the most luck out of her also me: why the hell is this shit so hard

  16. FoShizzle94


    پیش 6 روز

    Thanks so much for this! I only started playing yesterday and I’m loving dead by daylight ! The first 2 games I felt lost and the survivors were constantly teabagging me 😂 now I’m much better and it’s only my second day. Really enjoying it just wish I got into this game sooner. Not 5 years later

  17. imolate


    پیش 7 روز

    i dont comment on stuff all that much. but thanks a bunch for making this. it helped me quite a bit in picking a few new killers and getting a base idea on what to do with them

  18. The Diorit

    The Diorit

    پیش 7 روز

    Thank you for this video you so cool:)

  19. sn1p3r847


    پیش 8 روز

    ive been playing bubba for a long time, and i didnt even know thats how you stacked chainsaw charges in a row.. i thought it was a random add-on that i could never find. this is why watching this stuff even if you think you know everything is beneficial. #mindblown

  20. Eric Hamm

    Eric Hamm

    پیش 8 روز

    I'm so glad to see Otz gets annoyed by Oni in the menu too 😅

  21. Siler Vanguard

    Siler Vanguard

    پیش 8 روز

    Otz, what do you think of these perks + add ons for Trapper? This took me from Rank 9 to Rank 2 this past reset with this setup: Corrupt Intervention, A Nurses Calling, Surge and Hex:Ruin. Corrupt to help with early trap setup. Add Ons vary between Purple Bag + Honing Stone, Honing Stone + Bloody Coil or Honing Stone + Fastening Tools

  22. TDCroissant Woods

    TDCroissant Woods

    پیش 9 روز

    I felt bad for that Claudette during the Pig game



    پیش 9 روز

    Lots of helpful information for everyone to hear

  24. Tony Leon

    Tony Leon

    پیش 9 روز

    Im glad that I did these things without this video, like I was wraith and this guy was good at looping at shack so I just went away to protect gens Ended up getting the other 3 let one live from hatch

  25. WiiAndii


    پیش 9 روز

    "If you look down at the survivor's feet, it makes them easier to stalk." So Myers has a foot fetish?

  26. Rare Rush

    Rare Rush

    پیش 10 روز

    I disagree a bit about the Clown's yellow bottle play and their value. In certain situations you should use yellow over purple and it's mainly a factor of distance. If you're in a long hallway like midwich or an open area with alot of distance from the survivor, throw a yellow bottle at the survivor They will not benefit from the movement buff and by the time you get to the cloud you will benefit. Do a follow up with a purple bottle if you're worried they will veer off in a different direction or you want to keep them from going in a direction you don't want them. This is where the feather add-ons shine. Mathematically speaking, you gain more from a single yellow bottle than you do from a single purple one. You slow them down by 15% for two seconds but move 10% faster for five seconds which will net you a hit faster in situations where a survivor can't mitigate the outcome. The slowdown can be, and is, more useful in jungle gyms and most obstacles yes but in the rare occasions where the only option is to run straight away from the clown, you will benefit much more from faster movement buff than a slowing debuff. Midwich elementary is an amazing example of this. Throwing down a yellow bottle at their feet while in the hallways will always net you more value assuming the survivor is around your max throw distance. You will always get to the gas on time, and the survivor can't risk waiting for the buff and even if they run into a room, you will get the buff at the room or before it. This is from my personal experiences though. Admittedly I don't have the resources to 100% verify this, but I am very confident in my experiences.

  27. Nicholas Gonzalez

    Nicholas Gonzalez

    پیش 10 روز

    Who tf disliked this? I don't normally watch someone for 7 hours but when I do it's Otz. Literally played a killer a day like a fuckin podcast my man thank you.

  28. Khairi Issa

    Khairi Issa

    پیش 11 روز

    6:37:37 - Adam had a bad fall when vaulting the bus xD

  29. Alex Varela

    Alex Varela

    پیش 11 روز

    Hey twitch

  30. Logan Yeager

    Logan Yeager

    پیش 11 روز

    “If u play against a streamer.. watch the gameplay from their point of view. Sounds privileged to me. *me at rank 10 on console. Hahaha

  31. mst


    پیش 12 روز

    idk what is the worst -him making a 7hours video about basics -me watching a 7hours video straight about basics

  32. Charlie Piper

    Charlie Piper

    پیش 12 روز

    Luv u otz and I hate to do it but I gotta dislike for the simple fact that ur telling new players to bring noed :((

  33. wrath231


    پیش 12 روز

    Captain Sloppy Butcher!

  34. Xantiago Raco

    Xantiago Raco

    پیش 12 روز

    If you think i'm gonna sit down and watch a 7+ hours video of all killer in DbD, even tho I don't play this game, you're... 100% correct! Grande Otz, eres un dios

  35. Troy Satto

    Troy Satto

    پیش 12 روز

    if you find doctor's laugh funny you aren't alone

  36. Maximilian


    پیش 12 روز

    Can u do a video about the survivors too? :)

  37. Playful Memories

    Playful Memories

    پیش 12 روز

    "How do you lose as Bubba?" I agree with everyone in Twitch chat that said "You don't"

  38. temp


    پیش 12 روز

    As a spirit main I like to personally run Perks: Ruin, stridor, make your choice, and bbq & Chilli Add-ons: Mother-daughter ring + almost any other Add-on

  39. dataDyne Productions

    dataDyne Productions

    پیش 12 روز

    Great video, but what's with the xhamster shoutout at the end? lol

  40. A Gust Of Wind

    A Gust Of Wind

    پیش 13 روز

    Hey Otz, just wanted to say, you've been a huge help for me. Started playing in 2018 as mostly survivor, so to come back in 2021 is kind of crazy. The tips plus regular killer uploads have helped me win significantly more! That combined with your demeanor is a very positive experience! Thank you kindly.

  41. FuhzyLiquids


    پیش 13 روز

    Nemesis can kinda readjust tentacle after swing. Like u swing and r slightly off to the right of u walk to the left while the parasite slithers back in can hit survivors

    • FuhzyLiquids


      پیش 13 روز

      Didn't finish the vid before commenting whoops

  42. Tyler N.

    Tyler N.

    پیش 13 روز

    He said that the laceration decay will soon take effect after 10 seconds for Trickster. Is that more or less time than pre-update Trickster? Also if you hit just ONE knife after laceration decay starts, does it reset the timer back to the 10 seconds (or whatever it is before update?)

  43. Jada


    پیش 13 روز

    This really help so much thx!! 🤗

  44. D17D


    پیش 13 روز

    Otz going for that sweet 10 minute ad revenue i see

  45. R Films

    R Films

    پیش 14 روز

    1:57:40 That’s actually not true, it does give you a notification.

  46. Pro Zythos

    Pro Zythos

    پیش 14 روز

    I love Oni, I have played him for a long time now. I did not know you could demon strike without fully charging the lunge.

    • R Films

      R Films

      پیش 14 روز

      No I think that it still does both health states even if you dont charge it

    • No one

      No one

      پیش 14 روز

      It only does one stage of damage if you just tap it, cooldown is same as normal I think.

  47. Calculated -_-

    Calculated -_-

    پیش 14 روز

    Otz: DO NOT start with plague she’s hard Me who started with plague and sucked: Fuck y didn’t I know this earlier

  48. Calculated -_-

    Calculated -_-

    پیش 14 روز

    1:43:18 nothing cheap about this killer….except tuft of hair and tombstone

  49. Sandman


    پیش 14 روز

    Whenever I play Plague I get gen rushed like crazy. The best I did was 2 kills at the exit gates.

  50. Dunnester98


    پیش 14 روز

    16:47 I can't be the only one who thought that Otz was recommending stream-sniping for a second here. Am I?

    • Aurein


      پیش 11 روز

      No you have to watch the stream after the match and analyze your game from their perspective

  51. Jester 7116

    Jester 7116

    پیش 14 روز

    Personally as a 750+ hour billy main I think the doom and death engravings are very good for experienced killers. The extra speed is good for hugging them with the chainsaw and getting the insta-down.

  52. The Law

    The Law

    پیش 14 روز

    Not that big a deal but you did forget to mention that survivors can flashlight stun the zombies in the Nemisis part

  53. Phyes


    پیش 15 روز

    I think the pig should have 2 traps and everytime someone gets a trap off you get it back after 30 seconds

  54. HollidayRespawn


    پیش 15 روز

    It was adorable when he got scared by his own Doctor illusion 😂

  55. B I

    B I

    پیش 15 روز

    Dang cannibal is broken. Totally Op no weaknesses. People say use windows but that's not a unique counter to him it's a general strat used against nearly every killer. I think killers should have weaknesses or unique drawbacks not just all strengths.

  56. iPoop


    پیش 15 روز

    I fucking love you.

  57. MS Paste

    MS Paste

    پیش 15 روز

    I started playing not long ago and your videos have been really informative. Thank you Otz for all your helpful and insightful videos~

  58. Alyssa Moody

    Alyssa Moody

    پیش 15 روز

    I love this shit but I really need a tldw 😩

  59. ToxicEmpress


    پیش 16 روز

    Best advise for new players - if you're playing on Steam disable comments on your profile.

  60. Yenda


    پیش 16 روز


  61. Forhan


    پیش 16 روز

    Hey otz or anyone else reading this that can answer, whenever I’ve played plague and I’ve avoided using the red puke fountains to try and figure this out somehow the red puke still ends up activating even when I don’t touch a fountain. The only thing I’ve been able to guess is maybe it’s triggered when all the fountains are used up or something? Anybody know specifically what triggers the ability of you never use the fountains?

    • Forhan


      پیش 13 روز

      @R Films I was using apples and a cd addon so I could rule them out for what makes this happen and the only reason I wasn’t using the red puke was because I noticed it activate once after I had hooked or downed someone and was trying to figure out what triggered it

    • R Films

      R Films

      پیش 14 روز

      Maybe an add-on? But why not use the fountains?

  62. laoniu uinoal

    laoniu uinoal

    پیش 16 روز

    Amazing job!

  63. Leonardo Bernini

    Leonardo Bernini

    پیش 17 روز

    5:01:13 was the Laurie hacking? How did she pick herself up so fast?

    • Leonardo Bernini

      Leonardo Bernini

      پیش 13 روز

      @R Films ohhh, that's probably it

    • R Films

      R Films

      پیش 14 روز

      She’s not a Laurie and the Cheryl was holding a medkit so she probably used an insta-heal on her when the Cheryl healed her for a second

  64. Casanova


    پیش 17 روز

    You’re a legend Otz. I love & appreciate your content bro keep doing what you do

  65. Duskwalker68


    پیش 17 روز

    I'm a new player, this guide is amazing! Thank you.

  66. The Bad Noob

    The Bad Noob

    پیش 17 روز

    Would just like to point out, over 7 hour video, yet not a single ad. Thank you for all you do.

  67. Blue C0w

    Blue C0w

    پیش 17 روز

    Good vid

  68. M E

    M E

    پیش 17 روز

    Me: Hm, wich perk should i choose to complete my b... Otz: S L O P P Y B U T C H E R

  69. Silverback


    پیش 17 روز

    This is really amazing man, thanks. You should also think about splitting each segment up into a seperate video fof itself for people who may not have the time, or are just watching for the one killer. (Though I dont have any problems with looking through, as youve already labeled each segment, just an spitballing an idea.) Anyways thanks for the tips, ill be sure to use them on my next game.

  70. Daniel Ramazanow

    Daniel Ramazanow

    پیش 17 روز

    Basic .... 7hours ;???

  71. Shadow325


    پیش 17 روز

    I got destroyed by a 3 man SWF on this map as Nemesis so it make me feel a bit better hearing Otz say its a tough map, I don't get the MM though because I returned at 9 and face SWF's who spam 2 gens in under 25 seconds like WTF why Also why the fuck are my killer queues not popping on any level killer, I switch to survivor and get a game in 10 seconds sort your shit out devs... Yes I'm pissed off if you can't tell been like it for weeks now

  72. Alp Yilmaz

    Alp Yilmaz

    پیش 18 روز

    very fuckking helpful

  73. Will Diggs

    Will Diggs

    پیش 18 روز

    No one but you has 7 hours to waste please edit this

    • R Films

      R Films

      پیش 14 روز

      You don’t need to watch it all...There’s timestamps

  74. SkyeMidnight


    پیش 18 روز

    “Basic Tips” this bs is 7 hours long

  75. Brayden Fraser

    Brayden Fraser

    پیش 18 روز

    Wraith with Make Your Choice, Whispers, Devour, and Sloppy is great. (Or swap Sloppy with Discordance or Brutal Strength or Enduring and add a reappearance and kicking add-on).

  76. Ozz Delongueuil

    Ozz Delongueuil

    پیش 18 روز

    It would be a good drinking game each time Otz scratches his nose 🙃

  77. Add Kitawaga

    Add Kitawaga

    پیش 18 روز

    7 hours... Wow, that's pure dedication right there Otz!

  78. Mike Kabooble

    Mike Kabooble

    پیش 18 روز

    5:55:19 he has 911000 bloodpoints. Otz was a 911 operator and in a video he posted he spoke of his experience as a 911 operator while playing as the blight.

  79. Mikael Prodócimo

    Mikael Prodócimo

    پیش 18 روز

    I just love your guide videos! Thank you so much for helping a newboy like me understand some important mechanics! :)

  80. Hellfire Clan

    Hellfire Clan

    پیش 18 روز

    What should I use on my deathslinger, I use noed, sloppy butcher, gearhead, and iron grasp all level 3

  81. aDABtive Thresh

    aDABtive Thresh

    پیش 18 روز

    *Study 30 minutes for the midterm exams* me: N O *Watching not Otz plays killer 7 hours straight even though I no longer play this game* me: Y E S

  82. We Are Legion

    We Are Legion

    پیش 18 روز

    6:59:35 otz shielding his eyes because of blast mine prediction is the cutest thing ever xD

  83. philosophymeetcomedy


    پیش 18 روز

    Otz: “Instead we’re going to run NOED, which is a great perk.” BB killers: *takes notes* *Everyone disliked that*

  84. Dan Trueman

    Dan Trueman

    پیش 18 روز like sloppy butcher then? 😂😂

  85. Dylan Kester

    Dylan Kester

    پیش 18 روز

    Is sloppy butcher a perk actually worth running or was he just using it for the sake of the video

  86. Darkguyver666


    پیش 18 روز

    Survivor players are very toxic... I've seen the most unsporting behavior in this game. From DC's just before they die to messaging you shit talking. To all those with unsporting behavior if you don't like the goddamn game then don't play. After all it is just a game, but some people take that s*** too damn personal

  87. CyberlekVox


    پیش 18 روز

    Damn, this is awesome. Super helpful for beginners like me.

  88. Marko Hansen

    Marko Hansen

    پیش 18 روز


  89. Jordan Lane

    Jordan Lane

    پیش 18 روز

    This was very enjoyable OTZ love the long form content!

  90. Marlowe Preston

    Marlowe Preston

    پیش 19 روز

    1:43:36 That donation man, with the suggested killer being Nurse especially. Or you could run Star Struck and infectious and make the entire team insta-downable for just two perk slots and not put all your eggs in one basket like that. Otherwise just MYC by itself and getting only moderately less value for way less investment and getting way more overall by running other perks like Ruin/Undying.

  91. No Reason

    No Reason

    پیش 19 روز

    Otz nothing basic about a 7 hr video lol nice job .

  92. Yeryee513


    پیش 19 روز

    Listen idc if you just started playing yesterday it’s really not hard to be a try hard killer It’s a very small percentage of bad killers it’s just some choose to not try so hard knowing they could kill everybody but choose not to

    • Yeryee513


      پیش 19 روز

      Or the ones just tryna complete a challenge

  93. Apex. oni

    Apex. oni

    پیش 19 روز

    How do you have the time to do this and still play the game every day is seems

  94. Unit_Joe


    پیش 19 روز

    I fell asleep watching this and it got up too 4 hours

  95. FORRP


    پیش 19 روز

    i was in the twitch chat

  96. Koala Bear Khan

    Koala Bear Khan

    پیش 19 روز

    For demogorgon, you can see Auras from addons and perks while traversing through portals (bbq, Nurses calling, the red moss iridescent add-on, etc)

  97. Draco Malfoy

    Draco Malfoy

    پیش 19 روز

    “It’s all kind words when we know it’s Mr Streamer watching.” that’s true. It’s disappointing how conditional kindness can be

  98. Christophe White

    Christophe White

    پیش 19 روز

    I watched this video entirely and I don't even own the game. I feel obliged to buy the game now

  99. Jacob R

    Jacob R

    پیش 19 روز

    After having watched so much of your content and FINALLY picking up the game I can't help but feel like in a sense I'm smurfing. Your knowledge of the game and your videos have helped me become a decent killer before I even started playing. Even though I'm still learning the game through hands on experience I haven't had a game with less than 3 kills yet beyond my very first one.

    • Atrius


      پیش 19 روز

      Otz likes to educate the community that's why this video was made. And as I see it, is nice to have other people enjoy the same game as you do. Welcome to dbd and congrats on getting used to the game already

  100. Szszymon14 - Krytyk wszystkiego

    Szszymon14 - Krytyk wszystkiego

    پیش 19 روز

    Advanced tips when and how long will it be?