Dead by Daylight: The Wraith – perks and abilities

This guide page provides a description of The Wraith, an invisible assassin in DBD. Learn about his abilities and perks, as well as tips on how to play him effectively.

This guide page contains a detailed overview of The Wraith, a Killer in DBD. Learn about his unique powers and perks that he possesses.

  • Overview
  • Abilities and Perks
  • Playing as The Wraith
  • Suggested Builds


The Wraith is the easiest Killer to play in DBD, making him ideal for beginners. His power is based on invisibility and requires minimal skill to use.

  1. Name: Philip Ojomo;
  2. Height: Tall;
  3. Terror Radius: 32 meters;
  4. Movement speed: 4.6 m/s (uncloaked), 6 m/s (cloaked);
  5. Difficulty level: Very easy;
  6. DLC: None, available in the base game.

Abilities and Perks

The Wraith’s power is the Wailing Bell, which allows him to become invisible. In this state, he is undetectable, has a suppressed Terror Radius, and is faster, but can only destroy objects and not attack Survivors. His perks, however, are not very powerful and include Predator, Bloodhound, and Shadowborn.





Scratch marksВ left byВ SurvivorsВ spawnВ more frequently.


Pools of Blood are more visible and remain on the ground for a longer time.


Increases FOV by a certain degree.

Playing as The Wraith

Use The Wraith’s cloaked mode to quickly move around the map and patrol generator areas. When uncloaking, survivors hear the Bell, but cannot determine your location. Use this to your advantage by hiding behind obstacles and surprising them. Your speed increases after uncloaking, allowing you to quickly catch up to your victim.

Suggested Builds

To detect Survivors and slow down generator progression, consider a build with perks such as Iron Grasp, Sloppy Butcher, and Nurses Calling. A Hex build with perks such as Hex: Ruin and Hex: Blood Favor can also be effective.

The initial setup relies solely on the perks that are available to all Killers from the start of the game. Although not perfect, it is suitable for beginners.




Bitter Murmur

Whenever a generator is repaired, you can see the auras of Survivors within a 16-meter radius for 5 seconds.

When the last generator is repaired, the auras of all Survivors are revealed for 5/7/10 seconds.


When you put a Survivor in the Dying State, every generator within your 32-meter range will explode and lose 6/7/8% repair progression.

Hex: No One Escapes Death

When the Exit Gate is powered up and a Dull Totem remains on the map, Hex activates and causes:

  1. Increased movement speed by 2/3/4%;
  2. Survivors have the Exposed status effect imposed on them

These effects last until the Hex Totem is cleansed.

When the perk activates, the Hex Totem reveals its aura to all Survivors within a 4-meter radius and gradually extends this range to 24 meters within 30 seconds.

Sloppy Butcher

Basic Attacks inflict Wounds that impose Haemorrhage and Mangled Status Effects on a Survivor. It also increases the health loss speed caused by Hemorrhage by 15/20/25%.

This setup slows down generator repairs by injuring Survivors. Sloppy Butcher causes Survivors to heal slower when they are injured, while a knockdown causes generators in your Terror Radius to explode.

Bitter Murmur helps you locate Survivors and determine their destination. It also allows you to quickly locate vulnerable Survivors in the endgame.

The second setup uses perks from other Killers.





Any Generator repaired by 2 or more Survivors within a range of 64/96/128 meters is indicated by a yellow aura.

  1. You receive a notification when the generator is marked for the first time.
  2. If the generator is no longer within the perk’s range or only one Survivor is repairing it, the yellow aura will last for 4 more seconds.

Lethal Pursuer

At the beginning of the match, the auras of all Survivors are revealed for 7/8/9 seconds. In addition, this perk increases the time the Survivor’s aura is revealed by 2 seconds.

Barbecue & Chilli

After hanging a Survivor on a hook, the auras of Survivors more than 60/50/40 meters away from you will be revealed for 4 seconds.

Scourge Hook: Pain Resonance.

Four Hex Hooks will appear on the map at the beginning of the game. If you manage to hook a Survivor on one of them, the generator with greater progression will explode and lose 9/12/15% of repair progression. Although the survivors working on the generator will scream, their position will remain unknown. To track their location, you can rely on your knowledge of their initial whereabouts and any changes that occur after someone is hooked. Additionally, you can determine if they are repairing generators together, which will aid you in hunting them down.


1. What are the perks of playing as The Wraith in Dead by Daylight?

The Wraith has three unique perks available to him: Predator, Bloodhound, and Shadowborn. Predator allows The Wraith to track survivors who are injured or bleeding, while Bloodhound increases the duration of survivor’s blood trails, making them easier to track. Shadowborn improves The Wraith’s vision while cloaked, making it easier to spot survivors and track them down.

2. What is The Wraith’s power in Dead by Daylight?

The Wraith’s power is called the Wailing Bell, which allows him to become invisible and move at a faster speed. While invisible, The Wraith cannot interact with objects or attack survivors, but he can use this power to get closer to his prey without being detected. When he decloaks, The Wraith lets out a loud bell ring that can startle nearby survivors and make them easier to track down.

3. How does The Wraith’s power compare to other killers in Dead by Daylight?

Compared to other killers, The Wraith’s power is useful for sneaking up on survivors and getting close to them without being detected. However, he lacks the ability to injure or slow survivors while cloaked, which can make it difficult to catch them. The Wraith’s power is best used in combination with his unique perks, which can help him track down survivors more easily.

4. How can survivors counter The Wraith’s power in Dead by Daylight?

Survivors can counter The Wraith’s power by paying attention to his audio and visual cues. The Wraith makes a distinct bell ringing sound when he decloaks, which survivors can hear from a distance. They can also spot The Wraith’s shimmering outline while he is cloaked, which can give away his position. Survivors can also use perks like Iron Will or Quick & Quiet to move quietly and avoid detection.

5. What strategies can be effective when playing as The Wraith in Dead by Daylight?

One effective strategy when playing as The Wraith is to use his cloaking ability to sneak up on survivors and get close to them. Once you are in range, you can decloak and use your basic attack to injure them. Another strategy is to use your unique perks to track down survivors more easily. For example, Predator can help you find injured survivors, while Bloodhound can make it easier to follow their blood trails. You can also use Shadowborn to improve your vision and spot survivors from a distance.

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