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Descend Beyond
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Release Date 08 September 2020 (Tuesday)
Category Chapter DLC
Cost $6.99
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CHAPTER 17: Descend Beyond is the seventeenth Chapter DLC for Dead by Daylight IconHelp DBDlogo.png.

This DLC features:


Descend Beyond is a new Chapter for Dead by Daylight. It includes a Killer, The Blight, and a Survivor, Felix Richter. Purchasing the add-on will unlock its new Killer, new Survivor, and an exclusive item for the survivor: Felix's The World Class jacket.

The Blight, a bright and ambitious chemist who sought to enhance humanity through the use of his compounds, only to become a victim of his ambitions, is the new Killer. After his research was stolen, The Blight was lured into the Realm of the Entity by the promise of new, forbidden knowledge. The new Survivor is Felix Richter, an eccentric architect with a unique vision. Returning to the mysterious island where his father had disappeared, Felix descended into the darkness beyond and was never seen again.

Killer: The Blight

Main Article: Talbot Grimes

Killer's Info

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The Blight

A bright and ambitious chemist from Scotland, Talbot Grimes sought to enhance humanity through the use of his compounds. During his time at the British East India Company, he created a drug that increased workers’ productivity while reducing their need for rest. Despite the rewards he reaped, the drug had fatal side effects, putting workers’ lives in jeopardy for profit.

He amassed enemies, and one such man had him abducted, bound, beaten, and left for dead.

Barely clinging to life, Talbot was rescued and nursed back to health by the disciples of an ancient mystery school. There, monks studied forbidden texts, striving to expand the human mind in the search for other dimensions. In return for saving Talbot, they asked for his help, believing his knowledge could lead them to their goal. Yet, when he nearly reached his breakthrough, they had him drugged and dumped into an opium den.

Frantic to remember his research, a whisper reached out from the corner of his mind to help. He grabbed a stone and etched into the wall. When there was nowhere left to write, he carved the message into his chest. Stained with blood, he witnessed a miracle appear before him—a field of lush, orange flowers. The whispered voice urged him to enter the field and discover dimensions beyond human comprehension. As the orange flowers wilted around him, he descended further into darkness.

Killer Power - The Blight: Blighted Corruption

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Quotes left.png Pustula serum courses through his veins, corrupting his mind and body, yet granting him unnatural physical abilities. Quotes right.png

The Blight starts the Trial with 5 Tokens.

When Blighted Corruption is fully charged, press the Power button to initiate a Rush, allowing The Blight to dash forwards at great speed, consuming 1 Token in the process.

  • During a Rush, The Blight is unable to initiate an Attack.

A Slam is performed by rushing The Blight into obstacles or walls, which opens the Chain Rush Window.

During the Chain Rush Window, press the Power button again to initiate a Lethal Rush, consuming 1 Token in the process.

  • During a Lethal Rush, The Blight can initiate an Attack by pressing the Attack button.
  • Rushing into Pallets IconHelp pullDown.png or Breakable Walls IconHelp breakableDoors.png while attacking will destroy them.

After either the Chain Rush Window closes or the final Lethal Rush with all Tokens are consumed, The Blight enters Fatigue and begins recharging the Tokens.

Killer's Perks

The Blight comes with 3 new Perks:

Dragon's Grip Dragon's Grip
After kicking a GeneratorIconHelpLoading generators.png, for the next 30 seconds, the first Survivor interacting with it will scream, revealing their location for 4 seconds, and suffers from the ExposedIconStatusEffects exposed.png Status Effect for 60 seconds.

Dragon's Grip has a cool-down of 120/100/80 seconds.

"Such potential in this compound... even the slightest trace causes unnatural effects." — Journal of Talbot Grimes

Hex: Blood Favour Hex: Blood Favour
A Hex that gains the favour of The EntityIconHelp entity.png when blood is spilt.
  • Whenever a Survivor loses a Health StateIconStatusEffects healing.png by any means and thus enters the Injured StateIconHelp injured.png or the Dying StateIconHelp dying.png, Hex: Blood Favour calls upon The Entity to block all PalletsIconHelp pullDown.png within 24/28/32 metres of that Survivor's location from being pulled down for the next 15 seconds.

The Hex effects persist until its Hex TotemIconHelpLoading totem.png is cleansed.

"It would be no leap of the imagination to suggest that the Trials are a biological response of sorts." — Journal of Talbot Grimes

Hex: Undying Hex: Undying
A Hex which maintains the vile powers that flow throughout the Trial.

The AurasIconHelp auras.png of Survivors within 2/3/4 metres of any Dull TotemIconHelpLoading totem.png are revealed to you.

  • When another Perk's Hex TotemIconHelpLoading totem.png is cleansed or blessed, its Hex is transferred to the Hex: Undying Totem, including any accumulated Tokens, disabling Hex: Undying instead.

The Hex effects persist until its Hex TotemIconHelpLoading totem.png is cleansed.

Survivor: Felix Richter

Main Article: Felix Richter

Survivor's Info

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Creative, enterprising, and analytical, Felix Richter is an eccentric architect with a unique vision who won several designs awards, including but not limited to the Swiss Architect Medal and the German National Design Award. Turning away from a legacy of medicine, Felix carved his way in the world of design, establishing a name for himself as an architect while establishing the ‘Richter and Golder’ firm with his friend and colleague, Lauren Golder.

Despite his success, he was unable to shake the sense that he was a 'hack' and often distracted his anxious mind with booze and parties. When Felix discovered he was going to be a father, he quickly pulled his life together and focused on a project that he believed would prove his worth as an architect.

Returning to an island where his father and other members of his father’s secret society disappeared, Felix began extensive plans to restore and reinvent the old, crumbling Victorian buildings. As he surveyed the ruins of the island, he thought he saw his father beckoning him through a gathering fog below. Without hesitation, Felix descended into the darkness beyond and was never seen again.

Survivor's Perks

Felix comes with 3 new Perks:

Visionary Visionary
You are remarkably focused on your means of escape.

The AurasIconHelp auras.png of GeneratorsIconHelpLoading generators.png are revealed to you within 32 metres.

  • Each time a Generator is completed, Visionary is disabled for 20/18/16 seconds.
Desperate Measures Desperate Measures
You refuse to fail, even during your darkest hour.

Increases Healing and Unhooking speeds by 10/12/14 % for each injured, hooked, or dying Survivor, up to a maximum of 40/48/56 %.

"When they come with a wrecking ball, build stronger walls." — Felix Richter
Built to Last Built to Last
You know how to get the most out of your tools.

Hiding inside a LockerIconHelp lockers.png for 14/13/12 seconds while carrying a depleted ItemIconHelp items.png will replenish its Charges to 99 %.
Each use of Built to Last reduces this percentage by -33 %.

"Architecture is the soul of civilisation." — Felix Richter


The Blight

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Felix Richter

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