|I am not a stranger to law enforcement professionals. I have learned to…spot them. To recognize their posture and sway. Now, one seems to inhabit this, my new home. He looks worn down, but just like me, he refuses to simply lay down and await the coming pain and death. The struggle is the only thing that keeps him sane – something to focus on. Just as you can recognize the hardship of a law enforcer, many times you can also spot a man that has experienced what others never come near. Beatings and violence, determination. Maybe this new man seeks justice? Maybe he still carries a badge? Whatever might he be looking for here, at this place that lacks justice or an end?
|~ Unknown (Potentially Benedict Baker)|
|The SAW™ Chapter|
He was introduced as the Survivor of CHAPTER VII: The SAW™ Chapter, a Chapter DLC released on 23 January 2018.
He originates from the 2004 Horror Movie franchise of the same name, SAW.
David Tapp is an obsessed Detective, able to locate and complete Objectives faster.
His Perks are all about determination and not giving up. You are dead set on reaching your goal and survive no matter what.
Difficulty rating: Intermediate
(based on only using his Unique Perks)
When he first saw the details of the Jigsaw case, it seemed like many others. More grisly and macabre, sure, but just another lunatic with a penchant for the over-dramatic, who would soon be behind bars.
A stroke of insight brought Tapp, and his partner Detective Stephen Sing, to an abandoned mannequin factory, where they discovered Jigsaw’s lair. They apprehended the man but he managed to escape before being unmasked, slashing Tapp's throat as he did so. Leaving his partner, Sing went in pursuit but fell victim to a booby trap. Tapp had failed to go by the book on this one occasion, entering the lair without a warrant, and it had resulted in a Detective's death. He was discharged from the force and left with a ruined throat and crippling guilt.
He channelled that guilt into an obsession: he would find the killer, stop the murders, vindicate himself, and avenge his friend and colleague. Following the evidence trail brought him to Dr Lawrence Gordon and he staked out the doctor’s apartment, sure that he would find some evidence of guilt.
Then he saw a stranger at Gordon's window and heard gunshots. Tapp confronted him and the man fled, with the pursuit leading to an industrial building.
Tapp's age caught up with him, a fight that he would easily have won in his younger days ended with Tapp taking a bullet to the chest. Slumping to the floor, he saw only failure. He had failed his partner and the other victims. Whoever the killer was, Tapp had been unable to stop him. More would die and it would be his fault.
He let the rage and guilt consume him and closed his eyes for the final time. Beneath him, the concrete floor softened. He dug his fingers into the ground, feeling dirt and leaves. Where his chest had been wet with blood, the shirt was now dry and the pain had gone. His eyes opened onto a darkened sky and the jagged, searching fingers of branches.Screams echoed through the forest and a new determination filled him. His mind was clear for the first time in months. Victims needed to be avenged, killers thwarted. He didn’t know what this place was, but he was still a cop, and he always would be. He had a job to do.
These are Perks that start off only appearing in Tapp's Bloodweb . After achieving Level 30, Teachable versions of these Perks can be found:
- Tenacity - Level 30
- Detective's Hunch - Level 35
- Stake Out - Level 40
Once obtained, other Survivors will be able to find Tapp's Perks in their respective Bloodwebs from that point onwards.
There is nothing stopping you.
Your ferocious tenacity in dire situations allows you to crawl 30/40/50 % faster and also recover at the same time.
"What the hell is this? I'm taking this bastard down!" — Detective David Tapp
Unlocks potential in your Aura-reading ability.
"Are you able to tell us where you were last night?" — Detective David Tapp
Getting close to the Killer fills you with determination.
Every 15 seconds you are standing within the Killer's Terror Radius without being chased, Stake Out gains 1 Token, up to a maximum of 2/3/4 Tokens.
"I had you, I had you on your knees. You're runnin' scared because we had you. We're gonna close this case!" — Detective David Tapp
- Main article: Achievements
There is currently 1 Achievement which is related to Tapp.
|Adept Tapp||Escape with David Tapp using only his Unique Perks: Tenacity , Detective's Hunch & Stake Out .|
Players can customise their Character by choosing one outfit style from each category. Blood-stained attire is obtained after Tapp reaches Level 50 and prestiges.
Tapp's attire includes:
|Investigation Tapp||Common||It's only a matter of time before he gets you.||The SAW™ Chapter|
|Investigation Suit||Common||One of many sober outfits in Tapp's wardrobe.||The SAW™ Chapter|
|Duty Jeans||Common||Comfortable blue jeans decorated with the City Homicide badge.||The SAW™ Chapter|
|Undercover Cop||Very Rare||Detective Tapp has had a long and varied career, including time undercover.||Peaked Police Cap
"This is a Raid!"
Walking the Beat
|Beat Cop||Very Rare||Before he was Detective Tapp, Tapp walked the beat, like most other cops.||Blending In
Hardwearing Police Jacket
|Crisis Ready||Very Rare||Learning advanced tactics and improving crisis management skills at a police retreat. Being prepared requires hours of training and practice.||Freshly Cut
|Blending In||Very Rare||A more casual cut, to help Tapp fit in with the low-lifes he's investigating.||Undercover Cop||Career Cop||
|Peaked Police Cap||Very Rare||A traditional five-pointed cap, paired with dark glasses. If the suspect can't see Tapp's eyes, they can't see him observing them.||Beat Cop||Career Cop||
|Freshly Cut||Very Rare||Nothing to grab in combat scenarios. One thing less to worry about!||Crisis Ready||True Swine||
|Wary Greetings||Rare||There was something suspicious nagging him. He couldn't focus on anything else, not even taking a well-deserved break during the holidays; he had to investigate the matter further.||No Outfit||Ugly Sweaters||
|"This is a Raid!"||Very Rare||Tapp's scuffed jacket is paired with a bulletproof vest: essential for the raid that cracks the case.||Undercover Cop||Career Cop||
|Hardwearing Police Jacket||Very Rare||A jacket designed to keep the wearer comfortable in all weathers. The radio is mysteriously inoperable.||Beat Cop||Career Cop||
|Academy Dress||Very Rare||A comfortable jacket to spend free time or chase down pigs in the slaughter bin.||Crisis Ready||True Swine||
|Dirty Slacks||Very Rare||Clean pants are a dead giveaway when undercover. The artful application of grime goes a long way in selling the role.||Undercover Cop||Career Cop||
|Walking the Beat||Very Rare||Comfortable boots are the main wish of most cops. They keep the feet warm, dry and protected over many miles a day.||Beat Cop||Career Cop||
|Cargo Style||Very Rare||Non-regulation cargo pants once worn by police officers protesting against unfair working conditions and wage cuts.||Crisis Ready||True Swine||
- Main article: Downloadable Content
Tapp is currently part of 1 DLC package:
- Detective David Tapp is the eighth licensed Character.
- He is the fourth licensed Survivor to be introduced.
- Detective David Tapp shares his first name with David King.
- It was originally planned to add Eric Matthews from the "Saw" series to Dead By Daylight instead of Detective David Tapp. As a consequence of this decision, Detective David Tapp continues to use the codename "Eric" in the game code.
For more go to Tapp's Gallery
|BASE GAME||CHAPTERS I-III (1-3)
+ PARAGRAPH I (1)
|CHAPTERS IV-VII (4-7)||CHAPTERS VIII-XI (8-11)||PARAGRAPH III (3)|
+ CHAPTERS XIII+XIV (13+14)
|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|
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|Zarina Kassir||Yun-Jin Lee|
|Cheryl Mason||Jill Valentine|
|Felix Richter||Leon Scott Kennedy|
|BASE GAME||CHAPTERS I-III (1-3)||CHAPTERS IV+V (4+5)
+ PARAGRAPH II (2)
|CHAPTERS VI-VIII (6-8)||CHAPTERS IX-XI (9-11)|
|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 (12-14)||CHAPTERS XV-XVII (15-17)||CHAPTERS XVIII-XX (18-20)|
|The Ghost Face - Danny Johnson||The Deathslinger - Caleb Quinn||The Twins - Victor & Charlotte Deshayes|
|The Demogorgon - Demogorgon||The Executioner - Pyramid Head||The Trickster - Ji-Woon Hak|
|The Oni - Kazan Yamaoka||The Blight - Talbot Grimes||The Nemesis - Nemesis T-Type|
|Benedict Baker||The Entity||The Observer||Vigo||and many more...|
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|Alessa Gillespie||Chris Redfield||Claire Redfield||Cybil Bennett||Jonathan Byers||Lisa Garland|
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