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Distortion is a Unique PerkIconHelp perksIconHelp perksIconHelp perks belonging to Jeff JohansenSurvivorJeffSurvivorJeffSurvivorJeff.
Prestige Jeff Johansen to Prestige 1, 2, 3 respectively to unlock Tier I, Tier II, Tier III of Distortion for all other Characters.

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IconPerks distortion
Cost
2,500
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3,250
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4,000
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Description
Start the Trial with 3 Tokens.

Whenever the Killer attempts to read your AuraIconHelp aurasIconHelp aurasIconHelp auras, Distortion activates, consuming 1 Token, and the following effects apply:

  • Blocks your Aura from being read for the next 6/8/10 seconds.
  • Suppresses the creation of Scratch MarksIconHelp scratchMarksIconHelp scratchMarksIconHelp scratchMarks for the next 6/8/10 seconds.
For every 30 seconds you are within the Killer's Terror RadiusIconHelp terrorRadiusIconHelp terrorRadiusIconHelp terrorRadius, Distortion recharges 1 Token.

Distortion cannot accumulate more Tokens than its initial count.

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

"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



History

Icon Tier I Tier II Tier III Description
IconPerks distortion 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.

Icon Tier I Tier II Tier III Description
IconPerks distortion 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.

Icon Tier I Tier II Tier III Description
IconPerks distortion 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 within the Killer's Terror Radius, Distortion gains back 1 Token.

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


Change Log

Patch 2.5.0

  • Change: Updated the description to reflect that it does not trigger when the Survivor is in the Dying StateIconHelp dyingIconHelp dyingIconHelp dying 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

  • QoL: Distortion no longer loses Tokens when standing inside the radius of Boon: Shadow StepIconPerks boonShadowStepIconPerks boonShadowStepIconPerks boonShadowStep.

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.
    • QoL: every 30 seconds spent in the Killer's Terror Radius, grants 1 Token.
      • The Perk plays an audio cue when a Token is used.
    • Nerf: reduced the starting Tokens back from 4 Tokens to 3 Tokens.

Audio Cue

Whenever a Token is consumed by Distortion, this sound cue will play:


Trivia

  • Should the Aura-reveal duration exceed the maximum duration Distortion can shield you for, another Token will be consumed, if available, to shield you again.
    If there are no more Tokens left, your Aura will be revealed for the remainder of the Aura-reveal duration.
  • It is not advised to use Distortion together with Object of ObsessionIconPerks objectOfObsessionIconPerks objectOfObsessionIconPerks objectOfObsession, 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.
  • Distortion will not lose Tokens while the Killer is affected by the BlindnessIconStatusEffects visionIconStatusEffects visionIconStatusEffects vision Status Effect.


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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