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The Mastermind
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Name Albert Wesker
Gender Male
Nationality American
Power Virulent Bound
Power Attack Type Special Attack
Weapon Combat Knife
Movement SpeedIconHelp movementSpeed.png 115 % | 4.6 m/s
Terror RadiusIconHelp terrorRadius.png 40 metres
Height IconHelp height.png Average
DLC CHAPTER 25: Resident Evil™: PROJECT W
Voice Actor TBA (The Monster Factory)
Terror Radius Music

Albert Wesker or "The Mastermind" is one of 29 KillersIconHelpLoading killer.png currently featured in Dead by DaylightIconHelp DBDlogo.png.

He will be introduced as the Killer of CHAPTER 25: Resident Evil™: PROJECT W, a Chapter DLC to be likely released in September 2022.


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Albert Wesker is a brilliant and ruthless mastermind infused with the Power of Uroboros.

His personal Perks, Superior AnatomyUnknown QuestionMark.png, Awakened AwarenessUnknown QuestionMark.png, and TerminusUnknown QuestionMark.png, allow him to vault faster, see other Survivors' Auras while carrying one, and cause Survivors to be permanently Broken when the Exit Gates are powered.

Difficulty Rating: Moderate
(These Killers require the Player to be comfortable with the basics of the role, though they share common mechanics with easier ones)


Albert Wesker was a high-ranking official in the Umbrella Corporation. While he made great strides with Umbrella, his ambition drove him to betray the corporation. Believing himself the best test subject, he exposed himself to the Prototype virus. Now with superhuman strength, Wesker faked his death and went underground with a new plan: expose the world to Uroboros, a biological weapon that would eliminate the weak and leave only the strong.

Wesker began to put his plan to action in Africa but was confronted by members of the Bioterrorism Security Assessment Alliance at a hangar stocked with missiles carrying Uroboros. Determined to be at the vanguard of evolution, he once again made himself a test subject. Exposing himself to Uroboros, he began to evolve in ways he could have never imagined. But as he felt his cells change, a strange black fog seeped into the hangar and filled his vision. When the fog finally dissipated, he found himself in another world surrounded by lesser beings that deserved to be put out of their misery.


Unique Perks

The Mastermind comes with 3 PerksIconHelp perks.png that are unique to him:

Superior Anatomy Superior Anatomy
This description is based on the changes featured in the upcoming Patch: 6.2.0
Decades of reserach have culminated in you: something faster, stronger, and more dangerous than any human.

When a Survivor performs a rushed vault within 8 metres of you, Superior Anatomy activates:

  • Increases your Vaulting speed by 30/35/40 % the next time you vault a WindowIconHelp window.png.

Superior Anatomy deactivates after vaulting.

Superior Anatomy has a cool-down of 30 seconds.

Awakened Awareness Awakened Awareness
This description is based on the changes featured in the upcoming Patch: 6.2.0
Your genes have been altered to heighten your senses in intense situations.
  • While carrying a Survivor, the AurasIconHelp auras.png of all other Survivors are revealed to you when they are within 16/18/20 metres of your location.
    • This effect lingers for 2 seconds after you stop carrying the Survivor.
Terminus Terminus
This description is based on the changes featured in the upcoming Patch: 6.2.0
You are a brilliant tactician who prepares for every eventuality.

Once the Exit GatesIconHelp exitGates.png are powered, Terminus activates:

  • All injured, dying, or hooked SurvivorsIconHelpLoading survivor.png suffer from the BrokenIconStatusEffects broken.png Status Effect until the Exit Gates are opened.
    • This effect lingers for an additional 20/25/30 seconds after the Exit Gates are open.


Prestiging The Mastermind will automatically add Tier I of his Unique Perks to the inventories of all other Killers and unlock the ability for their higher-tiered versions to spawn in their BloodwebIconHelp bloodweb.png.

Prestige The Mastermind twice more to automatically add Tier II and Tier III respectively into the other Killers' inventories.

Weapon: Combat Knife

The Combat Knife is the Primary Weapon of The Mastermind.
Weapon description.

Power: Virulent Bound

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The Mastermind can barrel forwards, infecting Survivors with the Uroboros Virus or leaping over obstacles.

Press and hold the Power button to charge a Bound Attack.
While charging, The Mastermind moves slightly slower, as he prepares his strike.
When charged, press the Attack button to Bound.

  • Hitting a Survivor with a Bound Attack afflicts them with Infection.
  • Hitting a Survivor already afflicted with Infection with a Bound Attack will increase their Infection.
  • Crashing into something during a Bound Attack will slam a nearby Survivor, causing damage; if not, the Survivor is thrown and loses a Health State IconStatusEffects healing.png if they are thrown into any solid object.

If The Mastermind hits a dropped Pallet IconHelp pullDown.png or a Window IconHelp window.png while using Virulent Bound, he vaults over the obstacle.

The Uroboros Infection builds over time.
Upon reaching Critical Infection, the Survivor suffers from the Hindered IconStatusEffects hindered.png Status Effect, reducing their Movement speed by -8 %.

If The Mastermind grabs and slams a Critically Infected Survivor while using Virulent Bound, he will automatically begin to carry them.

At the beginning of each Trial, several Supply Cases IconHelp chests.png spawn, each containing a First Aid Spray FulliconItems firstAidSpray.png.

When Infected, a Survivor can use the First Aid Spray on themselves or other Survivors to remove the Infection.

Power Trivia



Movement Speeds:

Main Article
  • Walking: 4.6 m/s
  • Bound (initially, after 0.6 seconds): 11.2 m/s
  • Bound (eventually, after 1 second): 14 m/s


  • Maximum Bounds: 2
    • This refers to how many Bounds can be performed on a single Charge.
  • Charge time: 1.5 seconds
  • Bound duration: 0.5 seconds
  • Chain Bound duration: 1 second
  • Minimum distance: 1 metre
    • Below this threshold, a Bound will not be initiated.
  • Chain Bound Window duration: 2 seconds
    • This refers to for how long after a first Bound, a second one can be initiated.
  • Bound Survivor-Grab duration: 0.86 seconds
  • Recharge rate: 1 c/s

Bound Camera Modifiers:

  • Yaw multiplier: x1
    • Yaw refers to left-right movement of the camera.
  • Yaw limit: 140 °
  • Pitch multiplier: x1
    • Pitch refers to up-down movement of the camera.


  • Maximum Infection level: 100 Charges
    • If a Survivor reaches this level, they will enter Critical Infection and receive the Hindered Status Effect.
  • Passive Infection rate: 0.8 c/s
  • Initial Infection level: 20 Charges
    • This refers to the amount of Infection a Survivor receives when they become infected.
  • Infection Penalty on Grab: +20 Charges
  • Infection Removal Killer Instinct duration: 4 seconds
  • Infection Removal Interaction duration: 5 seconds
  • Infection Healing multiplier: x1 (base used for Add-ons)


  • Bound Cancellation cool-down: 1.5 seconds
  • Bound cool-downs:
    • Vaulting an obstacle: 1.5 seconds
    • Slamming into a Breakable Wall or Pallet: 2 seconds
    • Letting the Chain Bound Window elapse: 3 seconds
    • Dropping from a ledge: 3 seconds
    • Completion with or without hitting a Survivor: 3 seconds
    • Completion with throwing a Survivor: 5 seconds
  • Reduced Cool-down bonus for Infected Survivors: -0.5 seconds per infected Survivor

Mid-Bound Survivor Detection:

  • Horizontal angle: ±10 °
  • Vertical angle: ±20 °
  • Range: 1 metre


  • Throw duration: 0.6 seconds
  • Throw Damage distance: 0.75 metres
    • If a Survivor is thrown into an obstacle within that distance, they receive damage and are immobilised.
  • Throw Movement Block duration: 1.9 seconds
    • This refers to for how long after being thrown, Survivors are unable to move.

Hindered Effect:

The value is applied as a multiplier to the Survivor's Movement speed.
  • Strength: -8 %

Add-ons for Virulent Bound

Icon Name Description
Jewel Beetle
Jewel Beetle A beautiful and valuable insect.
While difficult to capture, it is worth a pretty penny.
  • Decreases the Virulent Bound extension when grabbing a Survivor mid-Bound by -50 %.
  • Grants 100 % bonus Bloodpoints for Virulent Bound Score Events.
Unicorn Medallion
Unicorn Medallion An old medallion depicting a majestic unicorn.
It was placed in storage for years.
  • Increases the initial Virulent Bound distance by +20 %.
  • Decreases the subsequent Virulent Bound distance by -20 %.
R.P.D. Shoulder Walkie
R.P.D. Shoulder Walkie Without the ability to communicate, the cops of Raccoon City are isolated and don’t stand a chance.
  • Decreases the initial Virulent Bound distance by -20 %.
  • Increases the subsequent Virulent Bound distance by +20 %.
Uroboros Tendril
Uroboros Tendril The result of decades of Bio Organic Weapon research.
It will not rest until it has swallowed the entire world.
  • Increases The Mastermind's Movement speed while charging Virulent Bound by +5 %.
Loose Crank
Loose Crank To the person whose only tool is a crank, the whole world looks like a crank-shaped hole.
  • Increases The Mastermind's Movement speed between the first and second Virulent Bounds by +20 %.
Leather Gloves
Leather Gloves Gloves of a cold, calculating schemer.
They impart an air of icy professionalism.
  • Decreases the Virulent Bound Recharge time by -10 %.
Lion Medallion
Lion Medallion An old medallion depicting a brave lion.
It was made when the Raccoon Police Station was still an art museum.
  • Increases the distance at which Survivors are thrown by +30 %.
Chalice (Gold)
Chalice (Gold) A chalice of pure gold used to celebrate the summer solstice.
  • Increases the Virulent Bound extension when grabbing a Survivor mid-Bound by +50 %.
Bullhorn The commands screamed into this device riled up some and disoriented others.
Portable Safe
Portable Safe A small container that requires a complicated combination to unlock.
  • Survivors injured by Virulent Bound suffer from the Haemorrhage IconStatusEffects bleeding.png Status Effect until fully healed.
Red Herb
Red Herb Acts as a reagent that strengthens the effect of that with which it is combined.
  • Increases the time it takes for Survivors to use a First Aid Spray FulliconItems firstAidSpray.png by 2 seconds.
Maiden Medallion
Maiden Medallion A medallion depicting a beautiful maiden.
Its purpose was unknown for many years.
  • When a Survivor becomes Critically Infected, they suffer from the Blindness IconStatusEffects vision.png Status Effect for 60 seconds.
Video Conference Device
Video Conference Device Many intricate conspiracies were orchestrated on devices just like this one.
  • Increases the Infection Passive gain rate by +30 %.
Egg (Gold)
Egg (Gold) A highly coveted foodstuff.
The cash worth is second only to its regenerative effects.
  • Increases the duration of the additional Virulent Bound Window by +50 %.
Dark Sunglasses
Dark Sunglasses Glasses enhanced with AR that grant the wearer an invaluable advantage on the battlefield.
  • When a Survivor becomes Critically Infected, gain the Undetectable IconStatusEffects undetectable.png Status Effect for 20 seconds.
Green Herb
Green Herb A common plant, usually known for its restorative properties.
  • Increases the Infection rate when grabbing a Survivor during a Virulent Bound by +30 %.
Helicopter Stick
Helicopter Stick Debris from a helicopter crash.
Few jobs are more dangerous than a helicopter pilot’s when Wesker is involved.
Uroboros Virus
Uroboros Virus For some, the strength and resistance was worth the trade-off.
  • When a Survivor becomes Critically Infected, reveal their Aura IconHelp auras.png for 4 seconds.

"The balance of the world is changing… and you're completely oblivious to it." — Ricardo Irving

Lab Photo
Lab Photo Wesker was as much a researcher as he was a guinea pig for Umbrella's bio-weapons.
  • Destroy Pallets IconHelp pullDown.png and Breakable Walls IconHelp breakableDoors.png when colliding while using Virulent Bound.
  • Removes the ability to vault Pallets while using Virulent Bound.

"Only a handful of humans truly matter. Everyone else is just so much chaff. So now I have to separate this chaff from the wheat." — Albert Wesker

Iridescent Uroboros Vial
Iridescent Uroboros Vial The perfect bio-weapon.
Decades of research have led to this.
  • Survivors start the Trial Infected with Uroboros.
  • Survivors suffer from the Exposed IconStatusEffects exposed.png Status Effect for 30 seconds when becoming Critically Infected.

"The entire world will be infected. A new Genesis is at hand and I will be the creator!" — Albert Wesker


Main article: Achievements

There are 2 Achievements related to The Mastermind:

Icon Name Description
Adept Mastermind}}
Adept Mastermind Achieve a Merciless Victory with The Mastermind IconHelpLoading mastermind.png using only his Unique Perks: Superior Anatomy Unknown QuestionMark.png, Awakened Awareness Unknown QuestionMark.png & Terminus Unknown QuestionMark.png.
{{{2}}} Achievement description has not yet been added to Template:Ach desc

Cosmetic Options

Players can choose from a variety of Cosmetic options to customise The Mastermind:


Template:Mastermind's Default Cosmetics


Template:Mastermind's Prestige Cosmetics


Template:Mastermind's Special Cosmetics

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CategoryIcon outfits.png Outfits

Template:Mastermind's Outfit Store

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Main Article: Downloadable Content

The Mastermind is part of 1 DLC:


  • Trivia information.

Voice Actor

  • Despite some initial beliefs and theories pointing to Albert Wesker's original voice actor from ten Resident Evil games, D.C. Douglas, reprising his role for Dead by Daylight, he himself confirmed that someone else stepped into his shoes for Dead by Daylight, and wished the new voice actor best of luck taking on the role of Albert Wesker.


  • The Mastermind was the fifth Killer in the Game to speak.
    • He was the third Killer to speak English.
Action Voice Line Audio
Using Virulent Bound. "Playtime is over." File:Speech Orion Dash A.ogg
"Is that all you have?" File:Speech Orion Dash B.ogg
"I expected more from you." File:Speech Orion Dash C.ogg
"Do you actually think you can defeat me?" File:Speech Orion Dash D.ogg
Downing Survivors. "Poor performance indeed." File:Speech Orion Down A.ogg
"You disappoint me. Is that the best you've got?" File:Speech Orion Down B.ogg
"Too bad you won't make it much further." File:Speech Orion Down C.ogg
Survivor escaping from his grasp. "You've really become quite an inconvenience for me." File:Speech Orion Escape A.ogg
"This isn't over, Chris." File:Speech Orion Escape B.ogg
Grabbing a Survivor. "Seven minutes is all I can spare to play with you." File:Speech Orion Grab A.ogg
"I'll see you dead!" File:Speech Orion Grab B.ogg
Hooking a Survivor. "I'm just getting started." File:Speech Orion Hook A.ogg
"I tire of wasting my time with you." File:Speech Orion Hook B.ogg
"You will not live to see the dawn!" File:Speech Orion Hook C.ogg
"I expected more of a challenge." File:Speech Orion Hook D.ogg
"Farewell, old friend!" File:Speech Orion Hook E.ogg
Interrupt (TBD) "Your feeble attempts only delay the inevitable. File:Speech Orion Interrupt A.ogg
Finding a Survivor in a Locker. "There's no point in hiding." File:Speech Orion Locker A.ogg
"You can't hide forever." File:Speech Orion Locker B.ogg
Using a Memento Mori. "Let's finish this." File:Speech Orion Mori A.ogg
"Time to die, Chris." File:Speech Orion Mori B.ogg
Getting stunned by Survivors. "You'll pay for that!" File:Speech Orion Stun A.ogg
"Just accept your fate." File:Speech Orion Stun B.ogg
"You're merely postponing the inevitable!" File:Speech Orion Stun C.ogg
"Are you trying to make me angry?" File:Speech Orion Stun D.ogg
Infecting a Survivor. "I shall release Uroboros!" File:Speech Orion Uroboros A.ogg


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