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Distortion is a Teachable Perk IconHelp perks.png unique to Jeff Johansen SurvivorJeff.png.
It can be unlocked for all other Characters from Level 40 onwards:

Icon Cost
Distortion.gif
2,000
IconHelp iridescentShards.png
5,000
IconHelp bloodpoints.png
4,000IconHelp bloodpoints.png
5,000IconHelp bloodpoints.png
6,000IconHelp bloodpoints.png
Description
Values from upcoming patch
You start the trial with 3 Tokens.

Whenever the KillerIconHelpLoading killer.png attempts to read your AuraIconHelp auras.png, Distortion activates and 1 Token is consumed:

  • Your Aura will not be shown to the Killer and you will not leave any Scratch MarksIconHelp scratchMarks.png for the next 6/8/10 seconds.

Every 30 seconds you are standing within the Killer's Terror RadiusIconHelp terrorRadius.png without being chased, Distortion gains back 1 Token.

Distortion does not activate when you are in the Dying StateIconHelp dying.png.

"Death Fooled by the Cloak of Falcon Feathers.
Sketch inspired by a few sleepless nights during winter. Exploration of Norse mythology: bravery can conceal your flaws, even when you are at your most vulnerable." — Jeff, pencil on tone paper, 12x12

Icon Description
Teachable distortion.png
Unlocking this Perk makes it available in the Bloodweb of all Survivors
You start the trial with 3 Tokens.

Whenever the Killer attempts to read your Aura, Distortion activates and 1 Token is consumed:

  • Your Aura will not be shown to the Killer and you will not leave any Scratch Marks for the next Several Seconds.

Every 30 seconds you are standing within the Killer's Terror Radius without being chased, Distortion gains back 1 Token.

Distortion does not activate when you are in the Dying State.

"Death Fooled by the Cloak of Falcon Feathers.
Sketch inspired by a few sleepless nights during winter. Exploration of Norse mythology: bravery can conceal your flaws, even when you are at your most vulnerable." — Jeff, pencil on tone paper, 12x12

May be unlocked in the Shrine of Secrets or in Jeff's Bloodweb at Level 40


History

Version 2.4.0

Icon Tier I Tier II Tier III Description
IconPerks distortion.png 6 seconds 8 seconds 10 seconds You start the Trial with 3 Tokens.

Whenever the Killer attempts to read your Aura, Distortion activates and a Token is consumed:

  • Your Aura will not be shown to the Killer and you will not leave any Scratch Marks for the next 6/8/10 seconds.

Distortion does not activate when you are in the Dying State or in a Killer Trap.

Version 5.5.0

Icon Tier I Tier II Tier III Description
IconPerks distortion.png 6 seconds 8 seconds 10 seconds You start the Trial with 4 Tokens.

Whenever the Killer attempts to read your Aura, Distortion activates and 1 Token is consumed:

  • Your Aura will not be shown to the Killer and you will not leave any Scratch Marks for the next 6/8/10 seconds.

Distortion does not activate when you are in the Dying State or in a Killer Trap.

Version 6.1.0

Icon Tier I Tier II Tier III Description
IconPerks distortion.png 6 seconds 8 seconds 10 seconds You start the Trial with 3 Tokens.

Whenever the Killer attempts to read your Aura, Distortion activates and 1 Token is consumed:

  • Your Aura will not be shown to the Killer and you will not leave any Scratch Marks for the next 6/8/10 seconds.

Every 30 seconds you are standing within the Killer's Terror Radius without being chased, Distortion gains back 1 Token.

Distortion does not activate when you are in the Dying State or in a Killer Trap.


Change Log

Patch 2.5.0

  • Updated the description to reflect that it does not trigger when the Survivor is in the Dying State IconHelp dying.png or affected by Traps.

Patch 5.5.0

  • Buff: increased the initial Token count from 3 Tokens to 4 Tokens.
    • This change was motivated by the addition of numerous Aura-reading Unlockables since the original addition of this Perk.

Patch 5.6.0

  • Quality of Life: Distortion no longer loses Tokens when standing inside the radius of Boon: Shadow Step IconPerks boonShadowStep.png.

Patch 6.1.0

  • Rework: added a way to recharge the Perk.
    • Buff: removed the stipulation of not working when caught in a Killer Trap.
    • Quality of Life: every 30 seconds spent in the Killer's Terror Radius while not being chased grants 1 Token.
    • Nerf: reduced the starting Tokens back from 4 Tokens to 3 Tokens.


Trivia

  • It is not advised to use Distortion together with Object of Obsession IconPerks objectOfObsession.png, as it will quickly lose Tokens due to the regular Aura-reveal.
  • The initial quote in the flavour text is a reference to "Freyja", the Goddess of love, sex, beauty, fertility, gold, seiðr (magic of fortune-telling), war, and death in Norse mythology.


Video

Note that in the Video below the Killer has Hex: Undying, allowing them to see Survivor Auras when they are close to a Dull Totem.
Therefore this Aura-reading effect is cancelled by
Distortion (when it has at least 1 or more Tokens).
Distortion in action
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