CHAPTER XVII: Descend Beyond

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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 XVII: 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: The Blight

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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Press the Power button initiate a Rush, allowing you to quickly dash forwards, consuming 1 Token.
While performing Rush, The Blight cannot launch an attack.

Rushing into walls or obstacles will cause The Blight to Slam into them, opening the Chain Rush Window.

Press the Power button during the Chain Rush Window following a Slam in order to initiate a Lethal Rush, consuming 1 Token.
A Lethal Rush behaves the same as a Rush, except that The Blight may launch an Attack by pressing the Attack button mid-Rush.

Slamming into Pallets IconHelp pullDown.png or Breakable Walls IconHelp breakableDoors.png with a Lethal Rush will destroy them.

After either the Chain Rush Window closes, the final Lethal Rush elapses, or The Blight consumes all Tokens, enter a state of fatigue and begin recharging the Tokens.

Killer's Perks

The Blight comes with 3 new Perks:

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Dragon's Grip

After kicking a Generator IconHelpLoading generators.png, for the next 30 seconds, the first Survivor that interacts with it will scream, revealing their location for 4 seconds, and becoming afflicted with the Exposed IconStatusEffects 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

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Hex: Blood Favour

A Hex that gains the favour of The Entity IconHelp entity.png when blood is spilt.

When a Survivor is hit with a Basic Attack, all Pallets IconHelp pullDown.png within a radius of 16 metres of your location are held in place by The Entity for 15 seconds and cannot be pulled down by Survivors.

Hex: Blood Favour has a cool-down of 60/50/40 seconds.

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

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Hex: Undying

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

While Hex: Undying is active, Survivors within 2/3/4 meters of any Dull Totem IconHelpLoading totem.png have their Aura IconHelp auras.png revealed.

When another Hex Totem is cleansed, that Totem's Hex transfers to the Hex: Undying Totem, deactivating Hex: Undying.
Any Tokens the transferred Hex had are transferred as well.

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:

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You're remarkably focused on your means of escape.

You see the Auras IconHelp auras.png of Generators IconHelpLoading generators.png within 32 metres.

Anytime a Generator is completed, Visionary is disabled for 20/18/16 seconds.

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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.

"When they come with a wrecking ball, build stronger walls." — Felix Richter

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Built to Last

You know how to get the most out of your tools.

Once per Trial, a depleted Item IconHelp items.png will refill 30/40/50 % of its Charges after 10 seconds.

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


The Blight

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Felix Richter

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