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Ash Williams
S17 charSelect portrait.png
Gender Male
Role Alone Wolf
Nationality American
DLC Ash vs Evil Dead
Voice Actor Bruce Campbell

Ash Williams is one of 29 Survivors IconHelpLoading survivor.png currently featured in Dead by Daylight IconHelp DBDlogo.png.

He was introduced with PARAGRAPH III: Ash vs Evil Dead, a Paragraph DLC released on 2 April 2019.

He originates from the 2015 comedy horror TV series, Ash vs Evil Dead.


Overview

Ash Williams is an alone wolf, cocky and headstrong; a man built for survival.

His personal Perks, Flip-Flop IconPerks flip-Flop.png, Buckle Up IconPerks buckleUp.png, and Mettle of Man IconPerks mettleOfMan.png, give him additional resilience to pain and hardship, as well as the ability to help his friends out of sticky situations.

Difficulty rating: Easy
(based on only using his Unique Perks)


Lore

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During a weekend at a cabin with friends, Ash Williams uncovered the Necronomicon Ex-Mortis (The Book of the Dead) and awoke something dark in the woods. Evil possessed his friends, whom he was forced to kill, and his right hand, which he sawed off. For the next thirty years, Ash ran from his past, working at a Value Stop department store and seducing women in dive bars. But he screwed up one night while being high, when he read from the Necronomicon to impress a woman. Evil found him once more, wrecking the life of those around him. But his co-workers, Pablo who was raised by a shaman and Kelly who was orphaned by the Deadites, helped him put up a fight. While battling Evil, Ash was reunited with his long-lost daughter Brandy, who encouraged him to embrace his role as saviour of humanity. After a terrible fight with a fully formed demon, Ash, drawing his last breath, was taken by the Knights of Sumeria and transported into the future. Ash wakened to a voice, his head throbbing. Since defeating a gang of Deadites a week ago, he had been in a perpetual state of hangover. He heard the voice once more; a woman singing, sensual and inviting.

Stepping into the corridor in his boxers, he strode towards the voice, which lead to the public locker room. As Ash pushed open the door, the singing stopped. There was a rustling of curtains. He called out, entering the change room. His voice reverberated on the mouldy tile walls. He pressed on, reaching a shower that was still dripping wet. Cold, humid fingers ran down his bare back. He turned around.

A woman stood naked, her skin glistening in the morning light that streamed in from high windows. Ash recognised her instantly: Linda Emery, one of his former high school flings. They had gotten back together years later, while saving their home town from Evil. He had ended their relationship soon afterwards, preferring to indulge freely in his new-found popularity.

Linda winked at Ash, who closed the distance between them. He caressed her cheek wistfully: What was she doing here? Did she know anything about the whereabouts of her daughter? And Pablo and Kelly?

A sharp blade dug into his hand, making him jump back. Linda slid a finger across the edge of her blade, collecting Ash's blood on her fingertip. She smiled, and her skin shrivelled, her hair faded, her shoulders stopped, and her curves sagged, ageing decades older in a matter of seconds. She attacked Ash, who poorly managed to block, being half-naked.

Every blow she delivered earned him a new wound. She slashed his bad knee and he fell to the floor. As she jumped on top of him, Ash shrieked in disgust, knocking the knife out of her grasp. Her varicose hands wrapped around his neck, strangling him. Gasping, he outstretched his arm, hand landing on a soap dispenser. He spurted out some liquid on his fingers and poked her in the eyes. The elderly woman winced, weakening her hold, and Ash elbowed her in the face, knocking her back. He rolled over and grabbed the knife on the floor. Just as he was about to plant it in her chest, he stopped. There was something else he wanted more.

He pressed the blade against her throat. Let's make a deal, demon. In exchange for not killing you, you portal me back to my friends. The demon agreed.

She began reciting the incantation, instructing Ash to repeat after her, which he failed to manage. When nothing happened, Ash threatened the demon, who argued back, blaming his poor pronunciation. Their combined exchange of Sumerian words triggered a hiss from the shower behind them. The wet tiled floor darkened, and the pipes burst. A whirlpool of dirty water, shower curtains, and used toilet paper swallowed the demon, while Ash held onto a locker door, which slowly slipped from his fingers.

FFFUUUC-

Ash landed flat on his chest in the Realm of The Entity, sputtering grass. He got up, brushing off the dry clothes he suddenly had on. Then he looked around and his grin fell. It was the kind of place that made two things obvious: one, there wasn't any bar for miles, and two, he was going to need his shotgun and chainsaw, both of which he lacked. As he started to walk towards a glinting light ahead, a scream rippled through the trees.

Groovy.


Load-out

Unique Perks

Ash comes with 3 Perks IconHelp perks.png that are unique to him:

Flip-Flop Flip-Flop
You have an uncanny ability to escape the inevitable.

While in the Dying StateIconHelp dying.png, 50 % of your Recovery progression is converted into Wiggling progression, up to a maximum of 40/45/50 %, once you are picked up by the KillerIconHelpLoading killer.png.

"Catch ya on the flip-flop." — Ash Williams
Buckle Up Buckle Up
Unlocks potential in your Aura-reading ability.

You can determine the Recovery progress of dying SurvivorsIconHelpLoading survivor.png by the intensity of their AuraIconHelp auras.png at a distance of 48 metres away.
When healing another Survivor from the Dying StateIconHelp dying.png to the Injured StateIconHelp injured.png, the Killer's Aura is revealed to the both of you for 4/5/6 seconds.

"Ghost beaters never leave a man behind." — Ash Williams
Mettle of Man Mettle of Man
Evil has a way of always finding you.

After triggering your third Protection Hit, Mettle of Man activates and you are protected by the EnduranceIconStatusEffects endurance.png Status Effect:

  • Any damage taken that would put you into the Dying StateIconHelp dying.png from the Injured StateIconHelp injured.png is blocked.
  • When you are healed again, your AuraIconHelp auras.png will be revealed to the Killer whenever you are farther than 12/14/16 metres away.

Mettle of Man deactivates the next time you are put into the Dying State.
Increases the odds of becoming the Killer's initial Obsession by +100 %.
The Killer can only be obsessed with one Survivor at a time.
"Evil has a bullseye on my back the size of Tiger Stadium." — Ash Williams

Teachable Perks

Progressing through Ash's Bloodweb IconHelp bloodweb.png will spawn their Teachable Variant at specific Levels:

  • Level 30: Flip-Flop Teachable flip-Flop.png
  • Level 35: Buckle Up Teachable buckleUp.png
  • Level 40: Mettle of Man Teachable mettleOfMan.png

Obtaining the Teachable Perks will unlock them to spawn in the Bloodwebs of all other Survivors.


Achievements

Main article: Achievements

There is 1 Achievement related to Ash:

Icon Name Description
Adept Ash}}
Adept Ash Escape with Ash Williams using only his Unique Perks: Flip-Flop IconPerks flip-Flop.png, Buckle Up IconPerks buckleUp.png & Mettle of Man IconPerks mettleOfMan.png.


Cosmetic Options

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

Base Cosmetics

Default

Icon Name Body Rarity Description
AW Hand01.png Pablo's Handiwork CategoryIcon hand.png Common Not only was Pablo one of the best friends a guy could ever want, he also managed to whip up this mechanical hand. Not bad.
AW Torso01.png The Classic CategoryIcon upperBody.png Common Tight enough to show off your physique at its best, but not so tight it reveals you're wearing a man girdle. Not that you are.
AW Legs01.png Rugged Pants CategoryIcon legs.png Common These babies can shrug off a Deadite's bite and still look good on a bar stool during celebrity drinks. Lookin' good, lookin' sweet!

Prestige

Icon Name Body Rarity Description Additional Notes
AW Hand01 P01.png Bloody Hand CategoryIcon hand.png Rare There's a lot of exposed electronics and mechanical linkages in the hand, which don't get on with gore: make sure to wash it off after a fight. Beer'll do. 3rd Prestige Reward
AW Torso01 P01.png Hand Wash Only CategoryIcon upperBody.png Rare This shirt has been covered in blood, brains, and other stuff we would rather not mention, but it keeps coming up fresh as new. 1st Prestige Reward
AW Legs01 P01.png Bloody Rugged Pants CategoryIcon legs.png Rare At least we hope it's just blood. Stamp on a Deadite's head and blood is the best thing that's going to squirt out. 2nd Prestige Reward

Alternatives

DLC

Icon Name Body Rarity Description DLC
AW Hand01 01.png Pablo's Custom Job CategoryIcon hand.png Common Just as technologically advanced as the original, but with a groovy new look. Ash vs Evil Dead

IconHelp store.png In-Game Store

CategoryIcon outfits.png Outfits

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Icon Name Rarity Description Contents Collection Price Release Date
ML outfit 006.png Water Trash Very Rare It's time to go to the place the fishin's fine. A city so nice, they named it Jacksonville! Ashy Slashy

Hawaiian Shirt

Shorts and Sandals

Jacksonville, I Love You!
1080
IconHelp auricCells.png
2 April 2019
ML outfit 02.png Working for the Weekend Very Rare Some people live to work, others work to see something you have to endure before you get to hit the Woodsman and meet a new friend. Carved Wooden Hand

Value Stop Vest

Work Pants

Value Stop Stockboy
1080
IconHelp auricCells.png
2 April 2019
ML outfit 008.png Finale Very Rare Yeah, yeah, the world's been invaded by demonic freaks and you need me to save it.That's the soundtrack of my life, baby. Android Hand

The Wastelander

Savior's Slacks

End of Days
1080
IconHelp auricCells.png
3 October 2019

CategoryIcon hand.png Hands

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Icon Name Rarity Description Outfit Collection Price Release Date
ML Hand006.png Ashy Slashy Very Rare You're not yourself, but Ashy Slashy wants to help you get better. If you see any malice in his button eyes, well, that's just your imagination. Water Trash Jacksonville, I Love You!
400
IconHelp auricCells.png
2 April 2019
ML Hand02.png Carved Wooden Hand Very Rare This baby is made of rosewood and was hand-carved by Italian artisans. Never fails to impress. Working for the Weekend Value Stop Stockboy
400
IconHelp auricCells.png
2 April 2019
ML Hand008.png Android Hand Very Rare It feels like the real thing... Groovy! Finale End of Days
400
IconHelp auricCells.png
3 October 2019

CategoryIcon upperBody.png Torsos

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Icon Name Rarity Description Outfit Collection Price Release Date
ML Torso009.png Chainsaw Cheer Rare He'd put on this sweater and head to the nearest rundown bar to drown his sorrows. No Outfit Ugly Sweaters
250
IconHelp auricCells.png
11 December 2019
ML Torso006.png Hawaiian Shirt Very Rare When life's one endless party of beer, music and the public's adoration, you've got to dress the part. Water Trash Jacksonville, I Love You!
400
IconHelp auricCells.png
2 April 2019
ML Torso02.png Value Stop Vest Very Rare Look, it might say "Stockboy" on the tag, but seniority counts for a lot around here. Everyone knows who the big dog really is. Working for the Weekend Value Stop Stockboy
400
IconHelp auricCells.png
2 April 2019
ML Torso008.png The Wastelander Very Rare It's the calm before the deadites totally screw up your new jacket. Finale End of Days
400
IconHelp auricCells.png
3 October 2019

CategoryIcon legs.png Legs

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Icon Name Rarity Description Outfit Collection Price Release Date
ML Legs006.png Shorts and Sandals Very Rare Not everyone can carry off this look, but then not everyone is Ash Williams - they only wish they were! Water Trash Jacksonville, I Love You!
400
IconHelp auricCells.png
2 April 2019
ML Legs02.png Work Pants Very Rare Standard issue, but they are marked with tiny handprints of a possessed doll. Long story. Working for the Weekend Value Stop Stockboy
400
IconHelp auricCells.png
2 April 2019
ML Legs008.png Savior's Slacks Very Rare Pants for the savior of mankind. What kind of futuristic material are these made of? Hm, says here... cotton. Finale End of Days
400
IconHelp auricCells.png
3 October 2019


DLC

Main article: Downloadable Content

Ash is part of 1 DLC:


Trivia

Ash's voice lines can be heard here
  • Ash's full name is Ashley 'Ash' Joanna Williams.
  • Ash was the ninth licensed Character to be introduced to Dead by Daylight.
  • Ash was the first Survivor to not have a separate slot for head cosmetics.
    • He instead has a unique slot for accessories on his right hand.
  • Ash was the first licensed Character to receive several Cosmetic options in the Store.
  • Ash was leaked early because of a mistake that allowed Console Players to see his Unique Perks in a Kill Your Friends Lobby.

Voice Trivia

  • Ash is to date the only Survivor, who speaks when selecting him as the active Survivor:
    • "Ahh, what now?!"
    • "Alright!"
    • "Groovy!"
    • "Huh... what is this place?"
    • "Kiss my grits!"
    • "Look who's shitting in the tall grass!"
    • "Mhmm, that's right, that's me, baby!"
    • "What now?!"
  • If the Player remains idling in the Play As Survivor screen with Ash selected, he will say either of the following phrases in a condescending tone:
    • "Are we gonna be here... all day?"
    • "Can we do something here?"
    • "C'mon, kid... push the button!"
  • There is also a phrase in a rather commanding, annoyed tone:
    • "What is this, the Staring Contest?! C'mon, let's go!"


Trailer


Gallery

For more go to Ash's Gallery


THE SURVIVORS IconHelpLoading survivor.png
BASE GAME
+ CHAPTER I
S01 charSelect portrait.png Dwight Fairfield SurvivorDwight.png S02 charSelect portrait.png Meg Thomas SurvivorMeg.png S03 charSelect portrait.png Claudette Morel SurvivorClaudette.png S04 charSelect portrait.png Jake Park SurvivorJake.png S05 charSelect portrait.png Nea Karlsson SurvivorNea.png
CHAPTERS II - V S06 charSelect portrait.png Laurie Strode SurvivorLaurie.png S07 charSelect portrait.png Ace Visconti SurvivorAce.png S08 charSelect portrait.png Bill Overbeck SurvivorBill.png S09 charSelect portrait.png Min Feng SurvivorMin.png S10 charSelect portrait.png David King SurvivorDavid.png
CHAPTERS VI - X S11 charSelect portrait.png Quentin Smith SurvivorQuentin.png S12 charSelect portrait.png David Tapp SurvivorTapp.png S13 charSelect portrait.png Kate Denson SurvivorKate.png S14 charSelect portrait.png Adam Francis SurvivorAdam.png S15 charSelect portrait.png Jeff Johansen SurvivorJeff.png
CHAPTERS XI - XIV S16 charSelect portrait.png Jane Romero SurvivorJane.png S17 charSelect portrait.png Ash Williams SurvivorAsh.png S18 charSelect portrait.png Nancy Wheeler SurvivorNancy.png S19 charSelect portrait.png Steve Harrington SurvivorSteve.png S20 charSelect portrait.png Yui Kimura SurvivorYui.png
CHAPTERS XV - XIX S21 charSelect portrait.png Zarina Kassir SurvivorZarina.png S22 charSelect portrait.png Cheryl Mason SurvivorCheryl.png S23 charSelect portrait.png Felix Richter SurvivorFelix.png S24 charSelect portrait.png Élodie Rakoto SurvivorElodie.png S25 charSelect portrait.png Yun-Jin Lee SurvivorYun-Jin.png
CHAPTERS XX - XXII S26 charSelect portrait.png Jill Valentine SurvivorJill.png S27 charSelect portrait.png Leon Scott Kennedy SurvivorLeon.png S28 charSelect portrait.png Mikaela Reid SurvivorMikaela.png S29 charSelect portrait.png Jonah Vasquez Unknown QuestionMark.png
THE KILLERS IconHelpLoading killer.png
BASE GAME
+ CHAPTERS I - II
K01 charSelect portrait.png Evan MacMillan - The Trapper IconHelpLoading trapper.png K02 charSelect portrait.png Philip Ojomo - The Wraith IconHelpLoading wraith.png K03 charSelect portrait.png Max Thompson Jr. - The Hillbilly IconHelpLoading hillbilly.png K04 charSelect portrait.png Sally Smithson - The Nurse IconHelpLoading nurse.png K05 charSelect portrait.png Michael Myers - The Shape IconHelpLoading shape.png
CHAPTERS III - VI K06 charSelect portrait.png Lisa Sherwood - The Hag IconHelpLoading hag.png K07 charSelect portrait.png Herman Carter - The Doctor IconHelpLoading doctor.png K08 charSelect portrait.png Anna - The Huntress IconHelpLoading huntress.png K09 charSelect portrait.png Bubba Sawyer - The Cannibal IconHelpLoading cannibal.png K10 charSelect portrait.png Freddy Krueger - The Nightmare IconHelpLoading nightmare.png
CHAPTERS VII - XI K11 charSelect portrait.png Amanda Young - The Pig IconHelpLoading pig.png K12 charSelect portrait.png Jeffrey Hawk - The Clown IconHelpLoading clown.png K13 charSelect portrait.png Rin Yamaoka - The Spirit IconHelpLoading spirit.png K14 charSelect portrait.png Frank, Julie, Susie, Joey - The Legion IconHelpLoading legion.png K15 charSelect portrait.png Adiris - The Plague IconHelpLoading plague.png
CHAPTERS XII - XV K16 charSelect portrait.png Danny Johnson - The Ghost Face IconHelpLoading ghost.png K17 charSelect portrait.png The Demogorgon IconHelpLoading demogorgon.png K18 charSelect portrait.png Kazan Yamaoka - The Oni IconHelpLoading oni.png K19 charSelect portrait.png Caleb Quinn - The Deathslinger IconHelpLoading deathslinger.png K20 charSelect portrait.png Pyramid Head - The Executioner IconHelpLoading wales.png
CHAPTERS XVI - XXI K21 charSelect portrait.png Talbot Grimes - The Blight IconHelpLoading blight.png K22 charSelect portrait.png Victor & Charlotte Deshayes - The Twins IconHelpLoading twins.png K23 charSelect portrait.png Ji-Woon Hak - The Trickster IconHelpLoading trickster.png K24 charSelect portrait.png Nemesis T-Type - The Nemesis Nemesis T-Type}} K25 charSelect portrait.png Elliot Spencer - The Cenobite IconHelpLoading cenobite.png
CHAPTER XXII K26 charSelect portrait.png Carmina Mora - The Artist IconHelpLoading artist.png
LEGENDARY CHARACTERS
K25 Chatterer charSelect portrait.png The Chatterer S27 Chris charSelect portrait.png Chris Redfield S26 Claire charSelect portrait.png Claire Redfield Cybil Temporary.png Cybil Bennett S22 James charSelect portrait.png James Sunderland QM Jonathan charSelect portrait.png Jonathan Byers
S22 Lisa charSelect portrait.png Lisa Garland K07 Look-See charSelect portrait.png The Look-See K08 Mordeo charSelect portrait.png The Mordeo
ULTRA RARE CHARACTERS
K21 Ferryman charSelect portrait.png The Ferryman K01 Krampus charSelect portrait.png The Krampus K18 Minotaur charSelect portrait.png The Minotaur
COSTUME CHARACTERS
Alessa Cosmetic Icon.png Alessa Gillespie K06 Birch charSelect portrait.png The Birch
LORE CHARACTERS
Alex Benedict Baker The Entity IconHelp entity.png The Observer IconHelp archivesGeneral.png Vigo and many more...
UNUSED CHARACTERS
The Smasher The Teacher
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