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The Dark Mist fogging up the Trial grounds

The Dark Mist, also known and referred to as "The Black Fog" or just "The Fog" is a recurring feature in every trial of Dead by Daylight IconHelp DBDlogo.png.


The Dark Mist featured throughout the Trial Grounds appears to be a lesser variant of the Black Fog surrounding the Realm pockets and is one of The Entity's many manifestations.

For both the Killers IconHelpLoading killer.png and the Survivors IconHelpLoading survivor.png, The Fog adds a sense of uncertainty to a Player's location and their surroundings, making it ideal for Survivors to attempt to hide in plain sight and escape the Killer, but also making it ideal for stealth Killers to approach unsuspecting prey. It is a very ambivalent feature of the Game.


The thickness of the Dark Mist can be altered with the Reagent Offerings.

Clear Reagent}} Clear Reagent
  • Reduces the Thickness of the Dark Mist by -50 %.

"The Mist rolls in, traps all in its deep madness.
There is no running, no escape, no asylum, except for the clear waters of the pond lost in the forest." — Unknown, Notebook

Faint Reagent}} Faint Reagent
  • Increases the Thickness of the Dark Mist by +25 %.

"Paralysed, I stand in the cold as death lingers."

Hazy Reagent}} Hazy Reagent
  • Increases the Thickness of the Dark Mist by +50 %.

"The Mist is alluring, hypnotising.
I love it and fear it at the same time." — Donna's Sketchbook

Murky Reagent}} Murky Reagent
  • Increases the Thickness of the Dark Mist by +75 %.

"The Mist seems to protect us from the beast, but it is a poison, a cancer, filling us with darkness and insanity." — Unknown, Notebook

Stacking Conditions[]

The Reagent Offerings can be combined freely as they all stack amongst themselves. Possible combinations and their resulting mist thicknesses are as follows:

Combination Thickness
Clear Reagent + Faint Reagent Slightly less thickness
Clear Reagent + Hazy Reagent Default thickness
Clear Reagent + Murky Reagent Faint Reagent
Faint Reagent + Hazy Reagent Murky Reagent


For each of the Reagent Offerings, there exists an unused Vial equivalent of the same name. It is unknown if the Vials have the same or different effects as their corresponding Reagent or if the icons are intended to replace the Reagent ones at some point:


Clear Reagent FulliconFavors clearReagent.png
Default Thickness
Faint Reagent FulliconFavors faintReagent.png
Hazy Reagent FulliconFavors hazyReagent.png
Murky Reagent FulliconFavors murkyReagent.png


  • See the Lore surrounding The Entity IconHelp entity.png to learn more about the "The Fog".

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