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The Deathslinger
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Name Caleb Quinn
Game Alias(es) "The Collector"

"Gunslinger"

"Mad Mick"

Gender Male
Nationality Irish-American
Realm Grave of Glenvale
Power The Redeemer
Power Attack Type Basic Attack
Weapon Death to Bayshore
Movement SpeedIconHelp movementSpeed.png 110 % | 4.4 m/s
Terror RadiusIconHelp terrorRadius.png 32 metres
Height IconHelp height.png Tall
DLC CHAPTER 15: Chains of Hate
Voice Actor Patrick Harris (BHVR)
Breathing
Menu Music
Terror Radius Music

Caleb Quinn or "The Deathslinger" is one of 29 Killers IconHelpLoading killer.png currently featured in Dead by Daylight IconHelp DBDlogo.png.

He was introduced as the Killer of CHAPTER 15: Chains of Hate, a Chapter DLC released on 10 March 2020.


Overview

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Quotes left.png Upon catching prey unaware, the Deathslinger uses his handmade gun – The Redeemer – to skewer fleeing Survivors with a long-distance harpoon. Accurate aim, patient tracking, and sharp predictions are crucial to landing successful shots, but the reward of a Survivor’s scream as they’re reeled in will never sound so sweet. Quotes right.png

The Deathslinger is a vengeful Killer, able to spear Survivors from a distance and reel them in using his Power, The Redeemer.

His personal Perks, GearheadIconPerks gearhead.png, Dead Man's SwitchIconPerks deadMansSwitch.png, and Hex: RetributionIconPerks hexRetribution.png allow him to locate and impede Survivor objectives, and punish Survivors for destroying Totems.

Difficulty Rating: Hard

(These Killers use mechanics that are specific to them and require more practice to be effective)


Lore

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Born in the dust-ridden badlands of the American Midwest, Caleb Quinn was son to struggling Irish immigrants. On the edge of the frontier, sickness, famine, and death were common sights, and pioneers contended for whatever scraps they could claim while tycoons feasted. Caleb's father, once an engineer, had few options to ply his trade as businesses posted a common sign: No Irish Need Apply. His antiquated tools laid untouched for years until Caleb uncovered them. Noticing his son's interest in the trade, he gifted him his old wrench.

The devices Caleb made under his father's guidance had quaint applications, but when his father was away, they took a grim turn. He hid plans for a mask that would gouge barbed needles into a human's eyes and rip them from their sockets, complete with sketches of it fitted on boys who bullied him.

With age, Caleb's engineering abilities became marketable and employers put their discrimination aside. Henry Bayshore, the owner of United West Rail, hired him.

Caleb first invented a gun that shot railroad spikes into the ground. Next, he made a steam-powered tunnelling drill. But as Bayshore feigned indifference, the devices began turning up at other companies, the patents stolen from Caleb and sold.

A familiar sensation coursed through Caleb's blood, feeding the sharp pain in his heart. Rage overwhelming him, he burst into Bayshore's office and smashed his face into a bloody stew. As he was pulled away, he pushed his specialised gun to his boss' gut and squeezed the trigger. A railroad spike ploughed through skin and viscera, nailing Bayshore to his desk.

The only thing that saved Caleb from hanging was Bayshore's unlikely survival. For fifteen years, Caleb was confined to Hellshire Penitentiary, the nation's first private prison. In a fortress of illiterate convicts, he found an unlikely friend in the educated prison warden. He designed torture devices for him and in return received extra meals. After a time, the warden offered to commute his sentence. He spoke of something greater than monetary wealth — political capital — and that his connections could have Bayshore framed and rotting behind bars for life. He had only one request: make him rich. Fill the prison. Use ingenuity to bring outlaws in alive.

Caleb returned to his workshop, and with a few modifications emerged with something new — the speargun. The first trial occurred when a thief robbed a Chinese laundry. Seizing on the opportunity, Caleb unleashed his prototype. Metal joints screeched as the spike shot forward, gouging into the target's abdomen. But as the spear tugged, it caught the thief's intestines, and, with an ungodly sound, yanked them onto the dusty road. After several iterations, the disembowelments dwindled, but Caleb had already earned his new nickname: The Deathslinger.

Looking to protect his asset, the prison warden pulled strings and released Irish inmates to form Caleb's posse. The Hellshire Gang was born. For six years, they roamed the country collecting wanted outlaws for the prison, fulfilling their end of the bargain. After a bloody battle at Glenvale, Caleb caught notice of a newspaper headline: Henry Bayshore Purchases Hellshire Penitentiary. In the picture, a disfigured Bayshore proudly shook the warden's hand. Caleb's heart pounded with rage, blood swelling as if it would burst from his veins. He'd been sold out, a pawn in a rich man's game.

The Hellshire Gang pledged their loyalty to Caleb and called for the warden's head. In a thundering gallop, they smashed through the prison entrance, shrieking like bloodthirsty marauders. A guard raised his pistol, but hesitated. A spear punctured his chest. Caleb grabbed the man's head and slammed it against a prison cell until it spilled through the bars.

Reaching the warden's office, Caleb kicked the door and was met with a fortunate sight — it wasn't only the prison warden who cowered in a corner, but Henry Bayshore. Overpowered with rage, Caleb rushed to Bayshore, beating, bludgeoning, tearing at his flesh. The man's blood dripped from his face, crimson pooling at his feet. The Hellshire Gang swarmed the warden, snapping bones with each kick.

With the two men broken and begging for death, the posse dragged them to the commons, where they were left to the growing crowd of prisoners.

Soaked in blood and sweat, Caleb hobbled to his old cell, hardly paying notice to Bayshore's screams. He sat on the bed's edge as drops of blood ran from his fingertips. A thick, unnatural fog streamed through the barred window. He pulled out his old wrench, cracked and rusted, and ran a thumb along the metal, regarding it with faded eyes. He couldn't remember when it came into his possession. He didn't care to remember. At his feet, he saw a dusty path, and, at its end, silhouettes of all who had done him wrong: the boys who bullied him, the executives who took advantage of him, and, again... Henry Bayshore. Emerging from a fog were the tools to dispose of them — unforgiving steel hooks, brilliant and beautiful in their simplicity. Pain tore through his leg as he stood, but he endured, pushing onwards, walking the dusty path, leaving a trail of blood flowing behind him.


Load-out

Unique Perks

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

Gearhead Gearhead
You have got an ear for well-oiled gears.

After a Survivor loses a Health StateIconStatusEffects healing.png, Gearhead activates:

  • While Gearhead is active, a SurvivorIconHelpLoading survivor.png succeeding a Great Skill CheckIconHelp skillChecks.png while repairing reveals their AuraIconHelp auras.png to you for 6/8/10 seconds, after which Gearhead deactivates.

"Sometimes a man's best work is what puts him in the grave." — The Prison Warden

Dead Man's Switch Dead Man's Switch
After hooking a SurvivorIconHelpLoading survivor.png, Dead Man's Switch activates for the next 20/25/35 seconds:
  • While activated, any SurvivorIconHelpLoading survivor.png that stops repairing a GeneratorIconHelpLoading generators.png before it is fully repaired causes The EntityIconHelp entity.png to block the Generator until Dead Man's Switch's effect ends.
  • Affected Generators are highlighted by a white AuraIconHelp auras.png.

"I've seen the look on a man's face when he realises he's going to die." — Caleb Quinn

Hex: Retribution Hex: Retribution
A Hex that lashes out upon its destruction.

Those who cross you will be punished.

  • Survivors cleansing or blessing any TotemIconHelpLoading totem.png suffer from the ObliviousIconStatusEffects oblivious.png Status Effect for 35/40/45 seconds.
  • After cleansing or blessing a Hex TotemIconHelpLoading totem.png, the AurasIconHelp auras.png of all Survivors are revealed to you for 15 seconds.

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

"Bloody fool, you pulled the trigger on yourself." — Caleb Quinn

Prestige

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

Weapon: Death to Bayshore

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The Death to Bayshore is the Primary Weapon of The Redeemer.
A sharp weapon with a strong bite.

Power: The Redeemer

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Quotes left.png The Deathslinger's ingenuity affords him the ability to reel in bounties with a unique invention — a heavily modified, hybrid rifle that replaces conventional ammunition with a razor-sharp spear affixed to a chain. Quotes right.png


THE REDEEMER:
Press and hold the Power button to aim down sights.
Press the Attack button to shoot a spear that can lodge itself in a Survivor, allowing them to be reeled in towards The Deathslinger against their will.


Reel:
While a Survivor is speared by The Redeemer, press and hold the Power button to reel them in towards you.
Survivors may struggle against the chain or use the environment to pressure the chain to break.
Doing so will result in briefly stunning The Deathslinger as well as putting the Survivor in the Injured State IconHelp injured.png and applying the Deep Wound IconStatusEffects deepWound.png Status Effect.

Using a Basic Attack while a Survivor is speared will break the chain without applying either a stun penalty to The Deathslinger or the Deep Wound Status Effect to the Survivor.

Successfully hitting a Survivor with a Basic Attack while they are speared and healthy will also apply the Deep Wound Status Effect.


Reload:
The Redeemer must be reloaded after every shot, before it may be fired again. Press and hold the Active Ability button to reload The Redeemer.

Power Trivia

Movement Speeds:

  • Reeling with collision: 1.54 m/s
    • Collision here refers to the Chain colliding with obstacles.
  • Reeling without collision; Firing: 2.2 m/s
  • Reloading: 2.06 m/s
  • Reeling with collision while walking backwards: 3.08 m/s
  • Reeling without collision while walking backwards: 3.52 m/s
  • Aiming Down Sights: 3.74 m/s
  • The Redeemer Reeling action: 2.6 m/s
  • Harpoon Reel Back (missed shot): 25 m/s
  • Harpoon Launch: 40 m/s


Harpoon:

  • Maximum range: 18 metres
  • Projectile speed: 40 m/s in both directions
  • Firing delay: 0.5 seconds.
    • This refers to the time it takes for the projectile to launch from the gun after pressing the Attack button.
  • Reload time: 2.75 seconds
  • Reload Movement speed: 2.64 m/s or 66 % (x0.6).
  • Successful Harpoon Hit cool-down: 0.5 seconds.
    • This refers to the cool-down after impaling a Survivor with a Harpoon, before The Deathslinger can start to reel them in.
  • Missed Harpoon Hit cool-down: 1.5 seconds.
    • This refers to the cool-down after missing a Harpoon shot, before The Deathslinger can initiate a Reload.
  • Upon being impaled, Survivors are temporarily immobilised for 0.75 seconds.
  • Projectiles will disturb any Crow IconHelp crows.png within 24 metres.


Chain:

  • Chain durability: 100 Charges
  • Stun penalty upon breaking: 3 seconds
  • Depletion rates:
    • Chain under Tension: -2.5 c/s
    • Chain under Pulling: -15 c/s
    • Chain under Collision: -20 c/s
Interaction Individual
Depletion Rate
Combined
Depletion Rate
Depletion Time Applicable Scenario
Tension -2.5 c/s (T) -2.5 c/s 40 seconds The Survivor is speared and not struggling against being reeled in.
Tension + Collision -2.5 c/s (T)
-20 c/s (C)
-22.5 c/s ~4.444 seconds Ditto, but the Chain is colliding with an obstacle.
Tension + Pulling -2.5 c/s (T)
-15 c/s (P)
-17.5 c/s ~5.714 seconds The Survivor is speared and struggling against being reeled in.
Tension + Pulling + Collision -2.5 c/s (T)
-15 c/s (P)
-20 c/s (C)
-37.5 c/s ~2.666 seconds Ditto, but the Chain is colliding with an obstacle.


Deep Wound:

  • The Deep Wound timer is paused when a Survivor is speared by the Harpoon.


Aim Down Sights (ADS):

  • Activate/Deactivate ADS: 0.4/0.6 seconds
  • ADS Zoom 125 %.
  • ADS Camera Yaw speed (horizontal): 40 % (50 % with Gamepad)
  • ADS Camera Pitch speed (vertical): 80 % (90 % with Gamepad)


ADS Warning:

Add-ons for The Redeemer

Icon Name Description
Spit Polish Rag
Spit Polish Rag A grimy piece of burlap.
Spit and elbow grease was enough to wipe down the Speargun in the heat of a shootout.
  • Reduces the Cool-down time after missed shots with The Redeemer by -0.25 seconds.
Snake Oil
Snake Oil A tincture of oils and extracts purchased from a travelling salesman.
Purported to cure all that ails you.
  • Increases the Reeling speed by +5 %.
Rickety Chain
Rickety Chain Weak steel links first used on Caleb's prototype Speargun.
Despite the chain's failings, it holds sentimental value.
  • Grants 50 % bonus Bloodpoints for Speared Score Events.
  • Increases the rate at which Survivors break free from The Redeemer by +33 %.
Modified Ammo Belt
Modified Ammo Belt An old ammo belt Caleb altered for his specialised weaponry.
Still holds the fine red dirt of the Arizona Territory desert.
  • Reduces the Reload time by -0.25 seconds.
Rusted Spike
Rusted Spike A railroad spike that Caleb fastened to the front of the Speargun during a moment of morbid curiosity.
The dull tip prevents it from cleanly piercing its target.
  • Survivors hit with The Redeemer suffer from the Mangled IconStatusEffects mangled.png Status Effect until healed.
Poison Oak Leaves
Poison Oak Leaves An ordinary-looking plant, Caleb found out that spears coated in its oil cause unbearable blistering around wound.
  • Increases Mending time by +1.5 seconds.
Marshal's Badge
Marshal's Badge A silver badge taken from the corpse of a lawman in Arizona Territory who interfered with the Hellshire Gang's bounties.
  • Reduces the Terror Radius IconHelp terrorRadius.png of The Deathslinger by -4 metres while Aiming Down Sights.

"Get your prayers in, you'll be swinging by noon." — Caleb Quinn

Jaw Smasher
Jaw Smasher The bullet that ripped through Caleb's jaw during a frenzy shootout.
It brings back burning desire for revenge.
  • Increases the Movement speed of The Deathslinger while Aiming Down Sights by +1 %.

"You called death to your door the instant you done me wrong." — Caleb Quinn

Chewing Tobacco
Chewing Tobacco A can of clipped and sweetened tobacco leaves lifted from a gutted body in Glenvale.
Stimulates the nervous system.
  • Reduces the Stun duration when Survivors break free from The Redeemer by -0.5 seconds.
Warden's Keys
Warden's Keys The dull jangle of the keys evokes a furious memory within Caleb.
  • Reduces the Reload time by -0.5 seconds.
Wanted Poster
Wanted Poster The yellowed remains of a wanted poster for Mason Kelly.
It kept Caleb focused on the hunt.
  • Increases the Movement speed of The Deathslinger while Aiming Down Sights by +2.5 %.

"You'll be met with a fierce reckoning, swear it on my mum's grave." — Caleb Quinn

Tin Oil Can
Tin Oil Can A can holding a small amount of oil to reduce friction in machinery.
Early models of the Speargun were notorious for jamming, and oil had to be readily available.
  • Reduces the Cool-down time after missed shots with The Redeemer by -0.5 seconds.
Honey Locust Thorn
Honey Locust Thorn Angered with a bounty who fled twice before, Caleb twisted thorn branches onto a spear and let it loose.
  • Survivors breaking free from The Redeemer suffer from the Mangled IconStatusEffects mangled.png Status Effect until healed.
Bayshore's Gold Tooth
Bayshore's Gold Tooth A golden tooth torn from Henry Bayshore as he screamed for mercy, hours before he was finished off.
  • Increases the Reeling speed by +9 %.

"Know your place, boy. Know you damn place." — Henry Bayshore

Prison Chain
Prison Chain A thick, heavy chain that once held a steel ball and latched to Caleb's ankle.
It has been re-purposed to hook onto a spear.
  • Increases the time required for Survivors to break free from The Redeemer by +10 %.

"Inmates working beyond the prison yard must be affixed with a steel ball of no less than 18 pounds." — Hellshire Penitentiary Guard Book

Gold Creek Whiskey
Gold Creek Whiskey Warm comfort in a bottle that quelled Caleb's anger and slowed his step.
  • Reduces the Terror Radius IconHelp terrorRadius.png of The Deathslinger by -8 metres while Aiming Down Sights.

"A smooth taste for the rugged frontier." — Gold Creek Advertisement, 1876

Bayshore's Cigar
Bayshore's Cigar A quality cigar, plucked from the jacket of Caleb's boss while he wailed over the spear lodged in his abdomen.
  • Reduces the Stun duration when Survivors break free from The Redeemer by -1 second.

"Do not point that thing at me, you slack-jawed imbecile." — Henry Bayshore

Barbed Wire
Barbed Wire Pliable American-made steel lined with sharp barbs.
Despite its simplicity, Caleb found it could be wrapped around a spear to increase its viciousness.
  • Increases Mending time by +3.5 seconds.

"There won't be nothing to fear soon. Till then, fear me." — Caleb Quinn

Iridescent Coin
Iridescent Coin A glass-like coin moulded from The Fog itself.
A payment to the bounty hunter for the services rendered.
  • Survivors speared by The Redeemer from at least 12 metres away suffer from the Exposed IconStatusEffects exposed.png Status Effect for as long as they remain speared.

"Deals made in desperation are paid for in madness."

Hellshire Iron
Hellshire Iron The Hellshire Gang's branding iron.
Despite folklore, it never made its mark on new initiates, instead having been used to brand particularly quarrelsome bounties.
  • Grants the Undetectable IconStatusEffects undetectable.png Status Effect for as long as a Survivor is speared by The Redeemer.
    • This effect lingers for an additional 10 seconds.

"Hellshire Gang: Justice Seekers or Outlaws?" — Glenvale Gazette headline


Achievements

Main article: Achievements

There are 2 Achievements related to The Deathslinger:

Icon Name Description
Adept Deathslinger}}
Adept Deathslinger Achieve a Merciless Victory with The Deathslinger IconHelpLoading deathslinger.png using only his Unique Perks: Gearhead IconPerks gearhead.png, Dead Man's Switch IconPerks deadMansSwitch.png & Hex: Retribution IconPerks hexRetribution.png.
Bound and Downed}}
Bound and Downed With The Deathslinger IconHelpLoading deathslinger.png, down 30 speared Survivors.


Cosmetic Options

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

Base Cosmetics

Default

Icon Name Body Rarity Description
UK Head01.png The Deathslinger CategoryIcon head.png Common An inventive and volatile engineer, Caleb derived all his passion from his groundbreaking designs. When a wealthy man stole his life's work, revenge became his sole priority.
UK Body01.png Frock Coat CategoryIcon body.png Common A fitted, long-sleeved coat to keep his weapons and devices concealed but easy to reach.
UK W01.png Death to Bayshore CategoryIcon weapons.png Common A sharp weapon with a strong bite.

Prestige

Icon Name Body Rarity Description Additional Notes
UK Head01 P01.png Bloody Deathslinger CategoryIcon head.png Rare An inventive and volatile engineer, Caleb derived all his passion from his ground-breaking designs. When a wealthy man stole his life's work, he sought to tear his body apart limb from limb. 6th Prestige Reward
UK Body01 P01.png Sanguinary Frock CategoryIcon body.png Rare A fitted, long-sleeved coat to keep his targets from drenching his weapons and devices in blood. 5th Prestige Reward
UK W01 P01.png Violent Death to Bayshore CategoryIcon weapons.png Rare A sharp weapon with a strong bite... and a thirst for blood. 4th Prestige Reward

Alternatives

Special

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Icon Name Body Rarity Description Event
UK Head01 04.png Pecan Crown (4th Anniversary) CategoryIcon head.png Uncommon He used his ingenuity to find how to bring in outlaws-not dead, but alive. Fourth Year Anniversary
UK Body01 04.png Red Peak Jacket (4th Anniversary) CategoryIcon body.png Uncommon He went to his workshop and immersed himself in his work to take on this new job. Fourth Year Anniversary
UK W01 04.png Radical Badland Grit (4th Anniversary) CategoryIcon weapons.png Uncommon When he emerged, he carried the prototype of a pressure-based spear gun. Fourth Year Anniversary
UK Head01 WinterEvent2020.png Frosty Eyes CategoryIcon head.png Uncommon The cold eyes of a Killer who wants warm blood.

"Have a fantastic holiday season and a bloody good new year!" — The Dead by Daylight Team

Advent Calendar 2020

Event

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Icon Name Body Rarity Description Outfit Collection Event Exclusive to Event Participation
UK Head01 4A.png Crown of the Entity CategoryIcon head.png Event A crown emanating a festive and ominous aura created by the Entity's biggest fan. No Outfit Birthday Crown Fourth Year Anniversary Yes
Crown 5A.png 5th Anniversary Crown CategoryIcon head.png Event A crown crafted for a very special anniversary.

"Thank you for supporting & inspiring us along the years!" - The Dead by Daylight Team

No Outfit 5th Anniversary Fifth Year Anniversary Yes
UK Head011.png Deathslinger's Mask CategoryIcon head.png Event A mask they found themselves wearing at the masquerade ball. No Outfit Twisted Masquerade Collection Twisted Masquerade Event Yes

IconHelp archivesGeneral.png Archives

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Icon Name Body Rarity Description Outfit Collection Tome Tier
UK Head02 02.png Stubborn Mug CategoryIcon head.png Rare Using a snowstorm as cover, he ambushed his mark and clamped him in a metal spear. One-Shot Bandit Field Test 7 65
UK Body02 02.png Snow Carver Shirt CategoryIcon body.png Rare Though the man was seriously injured, he was alive and ready for incarceration. One-Shot Bandit Field Test 7 53
UK W02 02.png Rail's End CategoryIcon weapons.png Rare It was the first successful test of the pressure-based spear. From that moment, the number of disemboweled victims quickly trailed off. One-Shot Bandit Field Test 7 46
UK Head009 01.png Hibernian Top Hat CategoryIcon head.png Rare A green cap from Ireland. How it got here is anyone's guess. Hard Luck St. Patrick's 2022 10 7
UK Body007 01.png Frock of the Irish CategoryIcon body.png Rare Good camouflage for the Emerald Isle. Hard Luck St. Patrick's 2022 10 16
UK W008 01.png Emerald Plight CategoryIcon weapons.png Rare The last place you want to be is at the end of this rainbow. Hard Luck St. Patrick's 2022 10 29
Completed Outfits
Icon Name Body Rarity Description Collection Tome Tiers
UK outfit 02 02.png One-Shot Bandit CategoryIcon outfits.png Rare He doggedly tracked his bounty through the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, cornering him in the town of Silverton. Field Test 7 46,53,65
UK outfit 009 01.png Hard Luck CategoryIcon outfits.png Rare Caleb's life has been rife with misfortune. It's time for him to make his own luck. St. Patrick's 2022 10 7,16,29

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CategoryIcon outfits.png Outfits

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Icon Name Rarity Description Contents Collection Price Release Date
UK outfit 01 CV01.png Merciless Common A creative inventor who squandered his talent and skill pursing vengeance. Frontier Dress Shirt (Crimson)

Greasetooth (Crimson)

Badland Born
90
IconHelp auricCells.png
1800
IconHelp iridescentShards.png
10 March 2020
UK outfit 01 CV02.png Lawless Common A creative inventor who squandered his talent and skill pursing vengeance. Frontier Dress Shirt (Indigo)

Greasetooth (Ashen)

Badland Born
90
IconHelp auricCells.png
1800
IconHelp iridescentShards.png
10 March 2020
UK outfit 01 CV04.png Heartless Common A creative inventor who squandered his talent and skill pursing vengeance. Frontier Dress Shirt (Sand)

Greasetooth (Beige)(2)

Badland Born
90
IconHelp auricCells.png
1800
IconHelp iridescentShards.png
10 March 2020
UK outfit 01 CV03.png Godless Common A creative inventor who squandered his talent and skill pursing vengeance. Frontier Dress Shirt (Sweat-stained)

Greasetooth (Beige)

Badland Born
90
IconHelp auricCells.png
1800
IconHelp iridescentShards.png
10 March 2020
UK outfit 01 01.png Rough Rider Uncommon After being detained for fifteen years, the prison warden paid him a visit, offering to expedite its release. There was a catch: he would have to fill the prison. Renegade

Frontier Overcoat

Ruthless Badland Grit

Sundown
270
IconHelp auricCells.png
5400
IconHelp iridescentShards.png
10 March 2020
UK outfit 01 02.png Outback Engineer Uncommon After being detained for fifteen years, the prison warden paid him a visit, offering to expedite its release. There was a catch: he would have to fill the prison. Windstorm

Sand Duster

Restless Badland Grit

Sundown
270
IconHelp auricCells.png
5400
IconHelp iridescentShards.png
10 March 2020
UK outfit 01 03.png Bounty Hunter Uncommon After being detained for fifteen years, the prison warden paid him a visit, offering to expedite its release. There was a catch: he would have to fill the prison. Pecan Crown

Red Peak Jacket

Radical Badland Grit

Sundown
270
IconHelp auricCells.png
5400
IconHelp iridescentShards.png
10 March 2020
UK outfit 02.png Diligent Cowpuncher Rare He doggedly tracked his bounty through the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, cornering him in the town of Silverton. Dented Browtine

Stampede Shirt

Rail's Razor

Field Test
675
IconHelp auricCells.png
13500
IconHelp iridescentShards.png
10 March 2020
UK outfit 02 01.png Silver Desperado Rare He doggedly tracked his bounty through the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, cornering him in the town of Silverton. Old Colt

Cold Stream Shirt

Rail's Edge

Field Test
810
IconHelp auricCells.png
10 March 2020
UK outfit 007.png Double-Crossed Very Rare He'd need protection to last. The prison warden pulled strings, had him deputized, and released two dozen Irish inmates to form his posse. The Hellshire Riders were born and they were thirsty for blood. Custom Made Custer

Blackmount Vest

Killjoy

Tombstone
1080
IconHelp auricCells.png
21600
IconHelp iridescentShards.png
10 March 2020
UK outfit 006.png Frontier Vigilante Very Rare After being left for dead, he suffered a grueling surgery that left him with a limp. He swore vengeance. Smooth Head

Self-Proclaimed Deputy

Spirit of Belfast

Showdown
1080
IconHelp auricCells.png
10 March 2020
UK Outfit008.png The Oxen Bounty Very Rare The man Caleb claimed a bounty on had an unusual outfit, like nothing he’d seen before. Wherever it was from, it was his now. Horned Hood

Faraway Robe

Crimson Might

Gilded Stampede
1080
IconHelp auricCells.png
11 February 2021
UK outfit 009.png Fishy Target Very Rare His target was a bank robber who had escaped justice by boarding a whaling ship leaving the harbour. Five years later, the bank robber was spotted at the harbour up north. Stolen Hat & Pipe

Fish Market Overalls

Anchored Harpoon

Sea-Washed Creatures
1080
IconHelp auricCells.png
21600
IconHelp iridescentShards.png
20 July 2021
UK outfit 010.png Twilight Swarm Very Rare One cannot skulk in the shadows without attracting the creatures of the night. Winged Colony

Moth-Ridden Duster

Bugbear

Chrysalis Collection
1080
IconHelp auricCells.png
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CategoryIcon head.png Heads

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Icon Name Rarity Description Outfit Collection Price Release Date
UK Head01 01.png Renegade Uncommon He used his ingenuity to find how to bring in outlaws-not dead, but alive. Rough Rider Sundown
100
IconHelp auricCells.png
1800
IconHelp iridescentShards.png
10 March 2020
UK Head01 02.png Wind Storm Uncommon He used his ingenuity to find how to bring in outlaws-not dead, but alive. Outback Engineer Sundown
100
IconHelp auricCells.png
1800
IconHelp iridescentShards.png
10 March 2020
UK Head01 03.png Pecan Crown Uncommon He used his ingenuity to find how to bring in outlaws-not dead, but alive. Bounty Hunter Sundown
100
IconHelp auricCells.png
1800
IconHelp iridescentShards.png
10 March 2020
UK Head02.png Dented Browtime Rare Using a snow storm as cover, he ambushed his mark and clamped him in a metal spear. Diligent Cowpuncher Field Test
250
IconHelp auricCells.png
4500
IconHelp iridescentShards.png
10 March 2020
UK Head02 01.png Old Colt Rare Using a snow storm as cover, he ambushed his mark and clamped him in a metal spear. Silver Desperado Field Test
300
IconHelp auricCells.png
10 March 2020
UK Head007.png Custom Made Custer Very Rare The dusty hat that bears the markings of the fight that almost killed him. Double-Crossed Tombstone
400
IconHelp auricCells.png
7200
IconHelp iridescentShards.png
10 March 2020
UK Head006.png Smooth Head Very Rare A bloody gang war ensued, with Bayshore and the prison warden backing separate side. Frontier Vigilante Showdown
400
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10 March 2020
UK Head008.png Horned Hood Very Rare A brilliant red hood adorned with the mighty horns of the ox. The Oxen Bounty Gilded Stampede
400
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11 February 2021
UK Head009.png Stolen Hat & Pipe Very Rare To catch the bank robber off guard, The Gunslinger dressed up as a fisherman and walked to the harbour. Fishy Target Sea-Washed Creatures
400
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7200
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20 July 2021
UK Head010.png Winged Colony Very Rare A group of moths are using his maw as a cocoon. Twilight Swarm Chrysalis Collection
400
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CategoryIcon body.png Body

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Icon Name Rarity Description Outfit Collection Price Release Date
UK Body01 CV01.png Frontier Dress Shirt (Crimson) Common A formal shirt that reminds him he's got a job to do. Merciless Badland Born
50
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900
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10 March 2020
UK Body01 CV02.png Frontier Dress Shirt (Indigo) Common A formal shirt that reminds him he's got a job to do. Lawless Badland Born
50
IconHelp auricCells.png
900
IconHelp iridescentShards.png
10 March 2020
UK Body01 CV04.png Frontier Dress Shirt (Sand) Common A formal shirt that reminds him he's got a job to do. Heartless Badland Born
50
IconHelp auricCells.png
900
IconHelp iridescentShards.png
10 March 2020
UK Body01 CV03.png Frontier Dress Shirt (Sweat Stained) Common A formal shirt that reminds him he's got a job to do. Godless Badland Born
50
IconHelp auricCells.png
900
IconHelp iridescentShards.png
10 March 2020
UK Body01 01.png Frontier Overcoat Uncommon He went to his workshop and immersed himself in his work to take on this new job. Rough Rider Sundown
100
IconHelp auricCells.png
1800
IconHelp iridescentShards.png
10 March 2020
UK Body01 02.png Sand Duster Uncommon He went to his workshop and immersed himself in his work to take on this new job. Outback Engineer Sundown
100
IconHelp auricCells.png
1800
IconHelp iridescentShards.png
10 March 2020
UK Body01 03.png Red Peak Jacket Uncommon He went to his workshop and immersed himself in his work to take on this new job. Bounty Hunter Sundown
100
IconHelp auricCells.png
1800
IconHelp iridescentShards.png
10 March 2020
UK Body02.png Stampede Shirt Rare Though the man was seriously injured, he was alive and ready for incarceration. Diligent Cowpuncher Field Test
250
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4500
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10 March 2020
UK Body02 01.png Cold Stream Shirt Rare Though the man was seriously injured, he was alive and ready for incarceration. Silver Desperado Field Test
300
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10 March 2020
UK Body007.png Blackmount Vest Very Rare The skirmishes became a regular danger to citizens as collateral damage added up. Double-Crossed Tombstone
400
IconHelp auricCells.png
7200
IconHelp iridescentShards.png
10 March 2020
UK Body006.png Self-Proclaimed Deputy Very Rare He suffered through convalescence to make a bold come back. Frontier Vigilante Showdown
400
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10 March 2020
UK Body008.png Faraway Robe Very Rare An exotic robe that was wholly unfamiliar to the world Caleb had grown up in. Decorated with unusual gold markings. The Oxen Bounty Gilded Stampede
400
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11 February 2021
UK Body009.png Fish Market Overalls Very Rare He wore thick overalls, equipped with a utility belt with fresh catches and sharp hooks. As he scouted the harbour, he found his elusive bounty unloading a crate of giant squids. Fishy Target Sea-Washed Creatures
400
IconHelp auricCells.png
7200
IconHelp iridescentShards.png
20 July 2021
UK Body010.png Moth-Ridden Duster Very Rare They've made a mess of his jacket. Should have used mothballs. Twilight Swarm Chrysalis Collection
400
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CategoryIcon weapons.png Weapons

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Icon Name Rarity Description Outfit Collection Price Release Date
UK W01 CV01.png Greasetooth (Crimson) Common Some wrongs must be washed in blood in order to be forgotten. And even then, they can never be forgiven. Merciless Badland Born
50
IconHelp auricCells.png
900
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10 March 2020
UK W01 CV02.png Greasetooth (Ashen) Common Some wrongs must be washed in blood in order to be forgotten. And even then, they can never be forgiven. Lawless Badland Born
50
IconHelp auricCells.png
900
IconHelp iridescentShards.png
10 March 2020
UK W01 CV04.png Greasetooth (Beige) (2) Common Some wrongs must be washed in blood in order to be forgotten. And even then, they can never be forgiven. Heartless Badland Born
50
IconHelp auricCells.png
900
IconHelp iridescentShards.png
10 March 2020
UK W01 CV03.png Greasetooth (Beige) Common Some wrongs must be washed in blood in order to be forgotten. And even then, they can never be forgiven. Godless Badland Born
50
IconHelp auricCells.png
900
IconHelp iridescentShards.png
10 March 2020
UK W01 01.png Ruthless Badland Grit Uncommon When he emerged, he carried the prototype of a pressure-based spear gun. Rough Rider Sundown
100
IconHelp auricCells.png
1800
IconHelp iridescentShards.png
10 March 2020
UK W01 02.png Restless Badland Grit Uncommon When he emerged, he carried the prototype of a pressure-based spear gun. Outback Engineer Sundown
100
IconHelp auricCells.png
1800
IconHelp iridescentShards.png
10 March 2020
UK W01 03.png Radical Badland Grit Uncommon When he emerged, he carried the prototype of a pressure-based spear gun. Bounty Hunter Sundown
100
IconHelp auricCells.png
1800
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10 March 2020
UK W02.png Rail's Razor Rare It was the first successful test of the pressure-based spear. From that moment, the number of disemboweled victims quickly trailed off. Diligent Cowpuncher Field Test
250
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4500
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10 March 2020
UK W02 01.png Rail's Edge Rare It was the first successful test of the pressure-based spear. From that moment, the number of disemboweled victims quickly trailed off. Silver Desperado Field Test
300
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10 March 2020
UK W007.png Killjoy Very Rare The more people died, the more he thirsted for blood. His need for revenge was his food, faith, and fire. Nothing outside of it existed. Double-Crossed Tombstone
400
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7200
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10 March 2020
UK W006.png Spirit of Belfast Very Rare First day back on the job and he was capturing the leader of the notorious Mason Kelly Gang. While the act immediately gained him recognition as a top bounty hunter, it also put him in the crosshairs of vengeful outlaws. Frontier Vigilante Showdown
400
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10 March 2020
UK W008.png Crimson Might Very Rare Caleb draped shreds of the red cloth on his speargun, allowing it to serve as a warning flag to those who crossed him. The Oxen Bounty Gilded Stampede
400
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11 February 2021
UK W009.png Anchored Harpoon Very Rare He shot his barnacle-crusted harpoon into his bounty's shoulder blade. The bounty would not get away this time. Fishy Target Sea-Washed Creatures
400
IconHelp auricCells.png
7200
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20 July 2021
UK W010.png Bugbear Very Rare It's said he could hit a target at a hundred yards in the dead of night. Twilight Swarm Chrysalis Collection
400
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DLC

Main article: Downloadable Content

The Deathslinger is part of 2 DLCs:


Change Log

Patch 5.3.0

  • Buff: increased The Deathslinger's Movement speed while aiming from 75% to 85%.
  • Quality of Life: reduced the stun from a Survivor breaking free from The Redeemer from 4 seconds to 3 seconds.
  • Nerf: The Deathslinger must now wait for the Aim Down Sights (0.40s) animation to complete before he can shoot The Redeemer.
  • Nerf: The Deathslinger must now wait for the Exit Aim (0.60s) animation to complete before he can initiate a Basic Attack.
  • Nerf: increased The Deathslinger's Terror Radius from 24 metres to 32 metres.


Trivia

  • The Chains of Hate Behind The Scenes Video reveals that Caleb Quinn was born in South Dakota.
  • The descriptions for the Silver Desperado and Diligent Cowpuncher Outfits reveal that The Deathslinger hunted his bounty to Silverton, CO, where he cornered him. Silverton is actually a real town in San Juan County, Colorado.
    • The name of the Silver Desperado Outfit is likely a reference to Silverton's most important mine at the time, Sunnyside Mine, where considerable amounts of silver had been found.
  • Zarina Kassir's Lore reveals that Hellshire Penitentiary, in which Caleb Quinn was an inmate, is located in Nebraska.
  • The Deathslinger was the second Killer to laugh after hitting a Survivor.
  • The Deathslinger was the fourth Killer to have a special chase music.
  • The Deathslinger was the third Killer to have a projectile attack.
  • The Deathslinger was the third Killer to break Pallets IconHelp pullDown.png and damage Generators IconHelpLoading generators.png with his Weapon.
  • The Deathslinger was the first male Killer to have a reduced Movement speed.
    • The canonical explanation is his leg-brace, which made Caleb limp into The Entity's Realm.
  • The Deathslinger appears to have a slight twitch in his left eye.

Voice Actor

  • The Deathslinger is voiced by Patrick Harris, who at that time worked as a Game Systems Designer on the Game.


Gallery

Official art

Screenshots


THE SURVIVORS IconHelpLoading survivor.png
BASE GAME /
CHAPTER 1
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
2 - 5
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 Feng Min SurvivorFeng.png S10 charSelect portrait.png David King SurvivorDavid.png
CHAPTERS
6 - 10
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
11 - 14
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
15 - 19
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
20 - 23
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 SurvivorJonah.png S30 charSelect portrait.png Yoichi Asakawa SurvivorYoichi.png
CHAPTERS
24 - 25
S31 charSelect portrait.png Haddie Kaur SurvivorHaddie.png File:S32 charSelect portrait.png Ada Wong Unknown QuestionMark.png File:S33 charSelect portrait.png Rebecca Chambers Unknown QuestionMark.png
THE KILLERS IconHelpLoading killer.png
BASE GAME /
CHAPTERS
1 - 2
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
3 - 6
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
7 - 11
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
12 - 15
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
16 - 21
K21 charSelect portrait.png Talbot Grimes - The Blight IconHelpLoading blight.png K22 charSelect portrait.png Charlotte & Victor 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
CHAPTERS
22 - 25
K26 charSelect portrait.png Carmina Mora - The Artist IconHelpLoading artist.png K27 charSelect portrait.png Sadako Yamamura - The Onryō IconHelpLoading onryo.png K28 charSelect portrait.png The Dredge IconHelpLoading dredge.png File:K29 charSelect portrait.png Albert Wesker - The Mastermind Unknown QuestionMark.png
LEGENDARY CHARACTERS
K25 Chatterer charSelect portrait.png The Chatterer S27 Chris charSelect portrait.png Chris Redfield S26 Claire charSelect portrait.png Claire Redfield S22 Cybil charSelect portrait.png Cybil Bennett S22 James charSelect portrait.png James Sunderland S19 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
MYTHOLOGICAL CHARACTERS
K18 Armoured Titan charSelect portrait.png The Armoured Titan K08 Baba Yaga charSelect portrait.png The Baba Yaga K21 Ferryman charSelect portrait.png The Ferryman K01 Krampus charSelect portrait.png The Krampus K18 Minotaur charSelect portrait.png The Minotaur K13 War Hammer Titan charSelect portrait.png The War Hammer Titan
COSTUME CHARACTERS
S22 Alessa charSelect portrait.png Alessa Gillespie Annie Leonhart Armin Arlert K06 Birch charSelect portrait.png The Birch Eren Yeager K23 GodOfDesire charSelect portrait.png The God of Desire
Hange Zoë Historia Reiss Kenny Ackerman Levi Ackerman Mikasa Ackerman K27 RottenRemains charSelect portrait.png The Rotten Remains
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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