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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:

Descriptions may vary from their in-game version for reasons explained here.
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Icon Cost
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2,000
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5,000
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4,000Bloodpoints}}
5,000Bloodpoints}}
6,000Bloodpoints}}
Description
You start the trial with 4 Tokens.

Whenever the KillerIconHelpLoading killer.png attempts to read your AuraIconHelp auras.png, Distortion activates and a 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.

Distortion does not activate when you are in the Dying StateIconHelp dying.png or in a Killer Trap.
"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 4 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 several seconds.

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

"'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 seonds 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 seonds 10 seconds You start the Trial with 4 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.


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: 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.


Trivia

  • It is not advised to use Distortion together with Object of Obsession IconPerks objectOfObsession.png, as it will cause Distortion to rapidly lose Tokens whenever one uses Object of Obsession to read the Killer's Aura, regardless of whether or not the Killer also reads the Survivor's Aura at the same time.
  • If the Survivor is under the effect of Off the Record IconPerks offTheRecord.png, any Aura-reading by the Killer during that period will not activate Distortion, meaning that Scratch Marks will not be hidden.
  • 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 lose Tokens even if the Survivor is within the Boon: Shadow Step IconPerks boonShadowStep.png radius.


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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