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Quotes left.png Another man. In this arena I guess I could start to label as “home”. A man with an athletic frame. He carries an impressive stature. He seems untouchable at first glance. But a second look tells me something else. He seems torn. Distraught and broken. Maybe not by body, but by mind. I have seen him outrun the creatures. But also on a hook, with his bowels fleeing his torso. Something unsettling about that sight.

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~ Unknown (Potentially Benedict Baker)
David King
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Gender
Male
Role
Rugged Scrapper
Nationality
English
DLC
A Lullaby for the Dark
Voice Actor
Stefan Horvath

David King is one of 24 Survivors IconHelpLoading survivor.png currently featured in Dead by Daylight IconHelp DBDlogo.png.

He was introduced as the Survivor of CHAPTER V: A Lullaby for the Dark, a Chapter DLC released on 27 July 2017.


Contents

Overview

David King is a rugged Scrapper, rewarding high-risk play.

His personal Perks, We're Gonna Live Forever  , Dead Hard  , and No Mither  , reward an aggressive, confrontational play style, but leave him vulnerable.

His Perks are a result of his years playing rugby and stem from his strong physique and his need for Adrenaline. But being fast isn't everything, he's - sometimes - also a team player. But that side is seldom seen.

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


Lore

Additional Lore can be found in Tome II - Reckoning: Manchester Mash-Up.

The single child of a wealthy family, David King seemed destined for greatness. While growing up in Manchester, he demonstrated serious potential in both sports and academics, and with his family connections, all doors were open to him. He could have succeeded at anything, if it weren't for his combative nature. David lived for the adrenaline rush of a good fight and would go out of his way to get into one.

His robustness and athletic abilities led him to rugby, where he could cut loose and really cause a ruckus. King excelled and gained a reputation as a promising, if somewhat reckless, rookie. His meteoric rise came to an abrupt end when he lost his temper and assaulted a referee, earning himself a lifetime ban from the league and cutting short what most people assumed was going to be a long, successful career. King was unconcerned; money was no issue, so he took it as an early retirement and focused on other fun things to do.

Free from the constraints of a career and enabled by the wealth of his family, David King spent most of his time at the pub, drinking, watching games, and getting into fights. Some might say he was wasting his life away. Not many people knew that he was an occasional "debt collector" or that he fought in clandestine bare-knuckle fight clubs.

When David King stopped showing up at the pub, the few friends he still had were not surprised. They figured he had finally picked a fight with someone stronger than he was. In a way, they were right.

Arcus entries

This section lists Arcus entries specifically about David King.


David's Perks

These are Perks that start off only appearing in David's Bloodweb  . After achieving Level 30, Teachable versions of these Perks can be found:

  • We're Gonna Live Forever - Level 30
  • Dead Hard - Level 35
  • No Mither - Level 40

Once obtained, other Survivors will be able to find David's Perks in their respective Bloodwebs from that point onwards.

We're Gonna Live Forever

Your few friends deserve the best protection.

When healing a dying Survivor, your Healing speed is increased by 100 %.

Gain a Token for performing any of the following actions:

  • Perform a Safe Hook Rescue.
  • Take a Protection Hit for an injured Survivor.
  • Stun the Killer to rescue a carried Survivor.
  • Blind the Killer to rescue a carried Survivor.

Gain a stack-able 25 % Bonus to all Bloodpoint gains up to a maximum of 50/75/100 %.

The Bonus Bloodpoints are only awarded post-Trial.

"Come on then, let's 'ave it! I don't give a shit pal." — David King

Dead Hard

Activate-able Perk.

You can take a beating. When Injured, tap into your adrenaline bank and dash forward quickly to avoid damage.

  • Press the Active Ability button while running to dash forward.
  • During the dash, you avoid damage.

Causes the Exhausted   Status Effect for 60/50/40 seconds.

Dead Hard cannot be used when Exhausted.

You do not recover from Exhaustion while running.

"We were walkin' through t'ginnel one night when a beer bottle flew past me, then another, and another. I thought to myself "Gonna 'ave some fun 'ere lads, let's get stuck in!". It were a right dust up, I swear down!" — David King

No Mither

You are affected by the Broken   Status Effect for the entire Trial.

Your thick blood coagulates practically instantly.

  • You do not leave any Pools of Blood  .
  • Grunts of Pain caused by injuries are reduced by 0/25/50 % at any time.
  • Grants the ability to fully recover from the Dying State  .

"I lost it. Just lamped him one. They went and banned me didn't they. Went t'pub afterwards, had a few pints and moved on to the next chapter. I couldn't be mithered with it all anyway, you know what I mean? Can't be arsed." — David King


Achievements

Main article: Achievements

There is currently 1 Achievement which is related to David.

Icon Name Description
Adept David Escape with David King using only his Unique Perks: We're Gonna Live Forever  , Dead Hard   & No Mither  .


Customisation

Players can customise their Character by choosing one outfit style from each category. Blood-stained attire is obtained after David reaches Level 50 and prestiges.

David's attire includes:

Default

Icon Name Body Rarity Description Additional Notes
  David King   Common Obviously born for greatness. Base Head Design of David King
  Battle Mullet   Common When you proper fancy a fight.
  Harrington Jacket   Common David's go-to jacket for practically any situation. Base Torso Design of David King

Base design of David King's alt common cosmetics featured in In-Game Store

  Foggy Day   Common A warm coat and woolen sweater to fight the cold dampness of the fog.
  Straight Keks   Common Used denim that passed the test of time. Base Leg Design of David King

Base design of David King's alt common cosmetics featured in In-Game Store

  Cargo Trousers   Common Supple and practical.

Prestige

Icon Name Body Rarity Description Additional Notes
  Bloody David   Rare Bloody hell! 3rd Prestige Reward
  Bloody Harrington   Rare David's go-to jacket for proper messy situations. 1st Prestige Reward
  Bloody Kekes   Rare Used denim and sneakers that passed through too many trials. 2nd Prestige Reward

Special

Icon Name Body Rarity Description Event
  Donkey Jacket   Ultra Rare A melton jacket reinforced with leather panels. Well suited for outdoors work in demanding conditions. Originally Donkey Jacket Code Giveaway

Event

Icon Name Body Rarity Description Event Exclusive to Event Participation
  Untamed Donkey Jacket   Event A blinged-out version of the classic Donkey Jacket. Great for weathering all conditions and looking sharp at the same time.

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Howling Grounds No
  Crown of Entity the Great   Event A crown emanating a festive and ominous aura created by the Entity's biggest fan. Fourth Year Anniversary Yes

 Archives

Icon Name Body Rarity Description Outfit Collection Tome Tier
  King of Kings   Rare Ready to go for a round, guy? Strap up yer wrists and tie them laces tight! It's time to throw down! No Outfit Fight Club 1 64
  Fog Soldier Cargo Pants   Uncommon Loose cargo pants and hard leather combat boots, for utility and comfort. No Outfit Sentinel 1 28
  Stubborn Mug   Very Rare An old-timey flat cap on a stubborn sod who doesn't know when to give up. You might not agree with him but it's tough to not respect him. Unconquered Battle-Hardened 2 63
  Newsboy Vest   Very Rare A tailored dress shirt and vest that's seen the worst of a grisly brawl. Personalized with a bloody touch. Unconquered Battle-Hardened 2 31
  Checkered Past   Very Rare 1920's inspired pants. Once crisp and refined, they have since soaked in the violence that follows King through life. Unconquered Battle-Hardened 2 39
  London Dawn Training Jacket   Rare A fitted training jacket suited for keeping you warm in outdoor conditions. No Outfit No Collection 3 10
  Grizzled Seafarer   Rare A streak of grey for every rogue wave that set out on you. No Outfit boud//Wave Runner Treacherous Waters 4 36
  King of the Ocean   Rare The look of a man who can deftly carve through the choppy Atlantic seas. No Outfit boud//Wave Runner Treacherous Waters 4 50
  Storm's Edge Trousers   Rare Tough. Rugged. Survived everything the ocean could throw at it. No Outfit boud//Wave Runner Treacherous Waters 4 15
  Walrus Cut   Event A complete shave with a fierce tusked moustache. The scar from a broken bottle is still visible on his head. The Ruffian Hallowed Curse 5 7
  Bar Brawler   Event A refined vest that’s made less refined and decidedly more thuggish by the rolled-up sleeves and hand wraps. The Ruffian Hallowed Curse 5 39
  Striped Fall Fronts   Event A pair of fall front trousers that have a dignified air not seen in modern clothing. The Ruffian Hallowed Curse 5 23
Completed Outfits
Icon Name Body Rarity Description Collection Tome Tiers
  Unconquered   Very Rare Resilient stoicism in the face of adversary. Battle-Hardened 2 31,39,63
  Wave Runner   Rare What's better than sailing to your favorite pub with a pint of brew in hand? Treacherous Waters 2 15,36,50
  The Ruffian   Event David looted the old outfit from Vigo’s workshop, and he’d fight anyone who tried to make him give it back. Hallowed Curse 5 7,23,39

 In-Game Store

 Outfits
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Icon Name Rarity Description Outfit Collection Price
  Mancunian Fighter Common A rugged work attire for a tough troublemaker. Blouson Jacket (Navy Blue)

Worn Keks (Blood Red)

David Essentials
90
1800
  Mancunian Fighter Common A rugged work attire for a tough troublemaker. Blouson Jacket (Dark Brown)

Worn Keks (Charcoal)

David Essentials
90
1800
  Mancunian Fighter Common A rugged work attire for a tough troublemaker. Blouson Jacket (Charcoal)

Worn Keks (Dark Brown)

David Essentials
90
1800
  Mancunian Fighter Common A rugged work attire for a tough troublemaker. Blouson Jacket (Brown)

Worn Keks (Dark Olive Green)

David Essentials
90
1800
  Mancunian Fighter Common A rugged work attire for a tough troublemaker. Blouson Jacket (Blood Red)

Worn Keks (Navy Blue)

David Essentials
90
1800
  Security Uncommon Like a real life superhero, it's time to don the uniform and stick up for the small guy.

And make sure to pay for your goods on your way out.

Surveillance Cap

Supervisor Button-Up

Supervisor Cargo Pants

Sentinel
270
5400
  Protector Uncommon Like a real life superhero, it's time to don the uniform and stick up for the small guy. Night Armor Cap

Night Armor Button-Up

Night Armor Cargo Pants

Sentinel
270
5400
  Supporter Uncommon Like a real life superhero, it's time to don the uniform and stick up for the small guy. Rose Cap

Rose Button-Up

Camo Cargo Pants

Sentinel
324
  Bruiser Rare Alright then! You wanna get loud? Get loud! Get a pint and get rowdy, boy! Oiiiioiiiiii! Ruffian Mohawk

Slugger Training Jacket

Roughneck Track Pants

Rowdy Boy
675
13500
  Bouncer Rare Alright then! You wanna get loud? Get loud! Get a pint and get rowdy, boy! Oiiiioiiiiii! Get Outta Here Mohawk

No ID Training Jacket

Kicked-Out Track Pants

Rowdy Boy
675
13500
  Bully Rare Alright then! You wanna get loud? Get loud! Get a pint and get rowdy, boy! Oiiiioiiiiii! Hooligan Mohawk

Rose Training Jacket

Troublemaker Track Pants

Rowdy Boy
945
  Pugilist Rare Ready to go round for round, guv? Strap up yer wrists and tie them laces tight! It's time to throw down!

On a long enough timeline, the survival rate for everyone drops to zero.

Mean Mug

Bloodied Gym Top

Bloodied Sweatpants

Fight Club
675
13500
  Busted Up Rare Ready to go round for round, guv? Strap up yer wrists and tie them laces tight! It's time to throw down! Busted Mug

Busted Top

Busted Sweatpants

Fight Club
675
13500
  Riot Guuuy Very Rare Don't let the Grrrls have all the fun. Brown Trilby

Personalized Jacket

Tight Punk Pants

Wicked Wares
1080
  Mechanic Very Rare Whether it's a flying machine, locomotive or a simple water pump, David will keep it in working order. Matinee Idol

Open-Necked Shirt

Hardwearing Work Pants

The Threadbare Thirties
1080
21600
  Enforcer Very Rare A trip to Mexico to find and roughen up a police informant. Culture Shock

Mexican Threads

Embroidered Blue

November Days
1080
21600
  Debt Collector Very Rare He broke the orbital bone of the first man on his list. Seemed a bit drastic to collect £500. Then again, restraint was not something David was accustomed to. Slicked Hair & Beard

Dress Shirt & Suspenders

Dress Pants & Loafers

Mean Streets
1080
  Hard Man Very Rare Ready to go round for round, guv? Strap up yer wrists and tie them laces tight! It's time to throw down! Hard Mug

Hard Headlights

Hard Sweatpants

Fight Club
1080
  Champion of Olympus Very Rare Attire that shows off the confidence of its Herculean wearer. Golden Mane

Lion's Share

Mighty Pouncers

Greek Legends
1080
21600
 Heads
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Icon Name Rarity Description Outfit Collection Price
  Surveillance Cap Uncommon A fitted cap to show that you mean business. Security Sentinel
100
1800
  Night Armor Cap Uncommon A fitted cap to show that you mean business. Protector Sentinel
100
1800
  Rose Cap Uncommon A fitted cap to show that you mean business.

Alright. We're doing it!

Supporter Sentinel
120
  Ruffian Mohawk Rare You got a problem, mate? You wanna go? With a mohawk like this, you will never have a problem again. Bruiser Rowdy Boy
250
4500
  Get Outta Here Mohawk Rare You got a problem, mate? You wanna go? With a mohawk like this, you will never have a problem again. Bouncer Rowdy Boy
250
4500
  Hooligan Mohawk Rare You got a problem, mate? You wanna go? With a mohawk like this, you will never have a problem again.

A green mohawk, no less. This guy is trouble!

Bully Rowdy Boy
350
  Mean Mug Rare Aye, face's bit messed up, but it's all good. Makes for a more intimidating appearance. Pugilist Fight Club
250
4500
  Busted Mug Rare Aye, face's bit messed up, but it's all good. Makes for a more intimidating appearance.

The bandage is holding in the important stuff.

Busted Up Fight Club
250
4500
  Brown Trilby Very Rare Aged with beer and smoke, if only this hat could tell the tales of nights it has seen. Riot Guuuy Wicked Wares
400
  Matinee Idol Very Rare A perfectly-coiffed hair and pencil thin mustache. Even the grime lends you a devilish air. Mechanic The Threadbare Thirties
400
7200
  Culture Shock Very Rare Definitely not Halloween! Trying to mix in. Enforcer November Days
400
7200
  Slicked Hair & Beard Very Rare He wasn't going to look like some two-bit thug skulking for a fight - nah, he was a professional. Debt Collector Mean Streets
400
  Hard Mug Very Rare Aye, face's bit messed up, but it's all good. Makes for a more intimidating appearance. Hard Man Fight Club
400
  Golden Mane Very Rare A ferocious growth of wild blonde locks, framing a courageous face. Champion of Olympus Greek Legends
400
7200
 Torsos
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Icon Name Rarity Description Outfit Collection Price
  Blouson Jacket (Navy Blue) Common Make this your go-to jacket for practically any situation. Mancunian Fighter David Essentials
50
900
  Blouson Jacket (Dark Brown) Common Make this your go-to jacket for practically any situation. Mancunian Fighter David Essentials
50
900
  Blouson Jacket (Charcoal) Common Make this your go-to jacket for practically any situation. Mancunian Fighter David Essentials
50
900
  Blouson Jacket (Brown) Common Make this your go-to jacket for practically any situation. Mancunian Fighter David Essentials
50
900
  Blouson Jacket (Blood Red) Common Make this your go-to jacket for practically any situation. Mancunian Fighter David Essentials
50
900
  Supervisor Button-Up Uncommon No uniform is complete without a fitted, button-up shirt. A bit of an iron wouldn't go astray. Security Sentinel
100
1800
  Night Armor Button-Up Uncommon No uniform is complete without a fitted, button-up shirt. A bit of an iron wouldn't go astray. Protector Sentinel
100
1800
  Rose Button-Up Uncommon No uniform is complete without a fitted, button-up shirt. A bit of an iron wouldn't go astray. Supporter Sentinel
120
  Slugger Training Jacket Rare A fitted training jacket suited for keeping you warm in outdoor conditions. Bruiser Rowdy Boy
250
4500
  No ID Training Jacket Rare A fitted training jacket suited for keeping you warm in outdoor conditions. Bouncer Rowdy Boy
250
4500
  Rose Training Jacket Rare A fitted training jacket suited for keeping you warm in outdoor conditions. Bully Rowdy Boy
350
  Bloodied Gym Top Rare Pumped up from hitting the gym. Knuckles wrapped and ready to rumble. Bring it on. Pugilist Fight Club
250
4500
  Busted Top Rare Pumped up from hitting the gym. Knuckles wrapped and ready to rumble. Bring it on. Busted Up Fight Club
250
4500
  Rugby Shirt Rare The open weave helps soak up any sweat, or blood, that might appear during a scrum. No Outfit Ugly Sweaters
250
4500
  Personalized Jacket Very Rare Nothing says 'revolution' like long nights spent hand-stitching patches onto a jacket. Riot Guuuy Wicked Wares
400
  Open-Necked Shirt Very Rare The neck is open, to keep you cool, and the sleeves are rolled up, so as to not get caught in whirling gears. Mechanic The Threadbare Thirties
400
7200
  Mexican Threads Very Rare Enjoying the festivities! A red rose to celebrate the life of a favorite aunt. Enforcer November Days
400
7200
  Dress Shirt & Suspenders Very Rare He looked sleek and threatening, as if he could appear from the dark of any alley. Focused. Ruthless. That's what people respected. Debt Collector Mean Streets
400
  Hard Headlights Very Rare Pumped up from hitting the gym. Knuckles wrapped and ready to rumble. Bring it on.

...is it cold in here?

Hard Man Fight Club
400
  Lion's Share Very Rare A light shirt, embroidered with gold patterns and sporting the emblem of the lion on the back. Champion of Olympus Greek Legends
400
7200
 Legs
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Icon Name Rarity Description Outfit Collection Price
  Worn Keks (Blood Red) Common Used denim that passed the test of time. Mancunian Fighter David Essentials
50
900
  Worn Keks (Charcoal) Common Used denim that passed the test of time. Mancunian Fighter David Essentials
50
900
  Worn Keks (Dark Brown) Common Used denim that passed the test of time. Mancunian Fighter David Essentials
50
900
  Worn Keks (Dark Olive Green) Common Used denim that passed the test of time. Mancunian Fighter David Essentials
50
900
  Worn Keks (Navy Blue) Common Used denim that passed the test of time. Mancunian Fighter David Essentials
50
900
  Supervisor Cargo Pants Uncommon Loose cargo pants and hard leather combat boots, for utility and comfort. Security Sentinel
100
1800
  Night Armor Cargo Pants Uncommon Loose cargo pants and hard leather combat boots, for utility and comfort. Protector Sentinel
100
1800
  Camo Cargo Pants Uncommon Loose cargo pants and hard leather combat boots, for utility and comfort. Supporter Sentinel
120
  Roughneck Track Pants Rare Comfortable, loose fitting track pants. Great for running, vaulting, and skipping rope. Bruiser Rowdy Boy
250
4500
  Kicked-Out Track Pants Rare Comfortable, loose fitting track pants. Great for running, vaulting, and skipping rope. Bouncer Rowdy Boy
250
4500
  Troublemaker Track Pants Rare Comfortable, loose fitting track pants. Great for running, vaulting, and skipping rope. Bully Rowdy Boy
350
  Bloodied Sweatpants Rare Comfortable sweats for use in boxing ring. Allows for high mobility. Wait, is that blood? Pugilist Fight Club
250
4500
  Busted Sweatpants Rare Comfortable sweats for use in boxing ring. Allows for high mobility. Wait, is that blood? Busted Up Fight Club
250
4500
  Tight Punk Pants Very Rare Cut tight around the legs, to give freedom to pogo, skate or give someone a good shoeing. Riot Guuuy Wicked Wares
400
  Hardwearing Work Pants Very Rare Tough pants, accesorized with a tool belt, so David always has what he needs, when he needs it. Mechanic The Threadbare Thirties
400
7200
  Embroidered Blue Very Rare Hard narrow shoes to stomp a rat. Enforcer November Days
400
7200
  Dress Pants & Loafers Very Rare Somehow he didn't think his mom and dad would be proud of his new job, but he dressed the part all the same. Debt Collector Mean Streets
400
  Hard Sweatpants Very Rare Comfortable sweats for use in boxing ring. Allows for high mobility. Wait, is that blood? Hard Man Fight Club
400
  Mighty Pouncers Very Rare Greek-inspired patterns carved into Bermuda shorts, capped off with sneakers for a jungle king. Champion of Olympus Greek Legends
400
7200

DLC

Main article: Downloadable Content

David is currently part of 1 DLC package:

Available DLC

Unavailable DLC

  • None


Trivia

  • Producer Mathieu Cote described David King as "an asshole" in an interview.
  • The description of the "Pugilist" outfit is a reference to the movie 'Fight Club'
  • David has 2 tattoos. One is behind his left ear of a Rose and the other is on his right forearm of a Lion.
    • The Rose is from the Rugby Union Jerseys.
  • According to the file names of his cosmetics, his nickname is "Smoke".


Gallery

For more go to David's Gallery


THE SURVIVORS  
BASE GAME CHAPTERS I-III
+ PARAGRAPH I
CHAPTERS IV-VII CHAPTERS VIII-XI PARAGRAPH III
+ CHAPTERS XIII-XIV
  Dwight Fairfield   Nea Karlsson   Feng Min   Kate Denson   Ash Williams
  Meg Thomas   Laurie Strode   David King   Adam Francis   Nancy Wheeler
  Claudette Morel   Ace Visconti   Quentin Smith   Jeff Johansen   Steve Harrington
  Jake Park   Bill Overbeck   David Tapp   Jane Romero   Yui Kimura
CHAPTERS XV-XVII CHAPTER XVIII
  Zarina Kassir   Élodie Rakoto
  Cheryl Mason
  Felix Richter
THE KILLERS  
BASE GAME CHAPTERS I-III CHAPTERS IV+V
+ PARAGRAPH I
CHAPTERS VI-VIII CHAPTERS IX-XI
  The Trapper   - Evan MacMillan   The Nurse   - Sally Smithson   The Doctor   - Herman Carter   The Nightmare   - Freddy Krueger   The Spirit   - Rin Yamaoka
  The Wraith   - Philip Ojomo   The Shape   - Michael Myers   The Huntress   - Anna   The Pig   - Amanda Young   The Legion   - Frank, Julie, Susie, Joey
  The Hillbilly   - Max Thompson Jr.   The Hag   - Lisa Sherwood   The Cannibal   - Bubba Sawyer   The Clown   - Jeffrey Hawk   The Plague   - Adiris
CHAPTERS XII-XIV CHAPTERS XV-XVII CHAPTER XVIII
  The Ghost Face   - Danny Johnson   The Deathslinger   - Caleb Quinn   The Twins   - Victor & Charlotte Deshayes
  The Demogorgon   - Demogorgon   The Executioner   - Pyramid Head
  The Oni   - Kazan Yamaoka   The Blight   - Talbot Grimes
LORE CHARACTERS
Benedict Baker The Entity   The Observer   Vigo and many more...
UNUSED CHARACTERS
The Smasher The Teacher