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Glyphs are special Props featured in Dead by Daylight IconHelp DBDlogo.png.

Their first variation, the Red Glyph, was introduced with Tome VI - Divergence in Patch 4.5.0.


Glyphs are special Props that are only generated when a Player has a Glyph Challenge selected, which are available from Tome VI - Divergence onwards.

They have the appearance of a coloured crystal floating in mid-air and are invisible until approached by the Player, who has the Challenge selected.
Only that Player can interact with it.

A Player can interact and "commune" with a Glyph by holding the Action button, which will play a short animation.
The Glyph disappears after a successful commune.


Currently, there exist 4 variations of Glyphs.
Each variation was introduced with a new Tome:

Glyph Associated Challenge Introductory Tome Availability
ChallengeIcon redGlyph.png Red Glyph Glyph Seeker Tome VI - Divergence IconHelpLoading killer.png & IconHelpLoading survivor.png
ChallengeIcon blueGlyph.png Blue Glyph Glyph Communer Tome VII - Forsaken IconHelpLoading survivor.png
ChallengeIcon yellowGlyph.png Yellow Glyph Glyph Graduate Tome VIII - Deliverance IconHelpLoading survivor.png
ChallengeIcon purpleGlyph.png Purple Glyph Glyph Tracker Tome IX - Crescendo IconHelpLoading killer.png

General Behaviour[]

  • Only 1 Glyph spawns per Trial with the Challenge selected.
  • Each Glyph is personal and cannot be interacted with or discovered by other Players.
    • However, other Players can see your Glyph while you commune with it.

Red Glyph Behaviour[]

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The Glyph Seeker Challenge is available to all Players:

  • Interaction time for Killers: 1.5 seconds
  • Interaction time for Survivors: 3 seconds
  • Visibility range: 8 metres

Blue Glyph Behaviour[]

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The Glyph Communer Challenge is only available to Survivors:

  • Interaction time: 3 seconds
  • Visibility range: 10 metres
  • Penalty duration: 60 seconds
    • After communing with a Blue Glyph, the Survivor suffers from either the Blindness IconStatusEffects vision.png or the Oblivious IconStatusEffects oblivious.png Status Effect.

Yellow Glyph Behaviour[]

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The Glyph Graduate Challenge is only available to Survivors:

  • Interaction time: 5 seconds
  • Visibility range: 16 metres
    • While communing with a Yellow Glyph, the Glyph will trigger several Skill Checks IconHelp skillChecks.png in quick succession, testing one's skill and focus.
      Failing a Skill Check will relocate the Glyph to a different part of the Trial Grounds.

Purple Glyph Behaviour[]

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The Glyph Tracker Challenge is only available to Killers.
Unlike the prior Glyph iterations, the Purple Glyph does not remain stationary.
It randomly moves throughout the Trial Grounds, leaving only a trail of ooze behind it, by which The Killer can track its location:

  • Interaction time: 2 seconds
  • Visibility range: 4 metres
  • Movement speed: 1.5 m/s
  • Movement range: 2 metres
    • If The Killer approaches within this range, the Purple Glyph stops moving.
  • Redirect range: 10 metres
    • If The Killer approaches within this range, the Purple Glyph starts choosing its next location.
  • Minimum distance to new spawn point: 1 metre
  • Maximum distance to new spawn point: 25 metres
  • Movement Acceptance radius: 2 metres
    • Used while the Glyph moves to its new location.
  • Post-Hook Aura Reveal duration: 3 seconds
    • This refers to how long The Killer sees the Aura IconHelp auras.png of the Purple Glyph after hooking a Survivor.


Claudette communing with a Red Glyph Feng communing with a Yellow Glyph


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