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Iridescent Shards (IS) are one of the 6 in-game currencies in Dead by Daylight IconHelp DBDlogo.png.


Introduced with Patch 1.2.0, the Shards play an integral role in being able to purchase Teachable Perks from the Shrine of Secrets IconHelp shrineOfSecrets.png as an alternative to levelling a Character to the necessary Level.

Iridescent Shards are one of the Player Progression Currencies. These may be used to purchase Teachable Perks, Characters and Customisation Items in the in-game Store.


Iridescent Shards are earned by gaining Experience Points from playing Trials and thus progressing one's Player Account Level.

On Dead by Daylight Mobile, Iridescent Shards may also be obtained from completing Daily and Weekly Rituals.


The amount of Iridescent Shards obtained is determined by your Player Account Level. Levelling up the account will reward the Player with a certain amount of Shards.


Iridescent Shards can be spent in the Shrine of Secrets in exchange for Teachable Perks. When a Perk is purchased from the Shrine of Secrets, it is removed, but will be replaced at the end of the rotation, which takes place every Wednesday at 00:00 UTC.

Teachable Perks usually cost 2,000 Iridescent Shards or 2,700 Iridescent Shards when appearing in the Shrine for the first time.

If a Player has already unlocked one of the Teachable Perks available for purchase, buying that Perk again from the Shrine of Secrets will instead grant 150,000 Bloodpoints, or, if that Perk is from a Character of a recent DLC, it will grant 250,000 Bloodpoints.

As of Patch 2.0.0, Original Characters may also be purchased from the Store with 9,000 Iridescent Shards, and many cosmetic items can be bought for varying amounts of Shards.


Up to Patch 2.0.0

  • The amount of obtained Shards was directly tied to the time a Player spent actively participating in a trial. 1 minute of active play would reward them with 1 Iridescent Shard. The maximum amount that could be obtained in a single trial was capped at 10 Iridescent Shards.
  • Iridescent Shards were capped at 1,000.
  • Teachable Perks generally cost 550 Iridescent Shards or 750 Iridescent Shards if they were from a recent DLC.
  • Buying an already owned Teachable Perk would reward you with 200,000 Bloodpoints or 250,000 Bloodpoints if they were from a recent DLC.

Fifth Year Anniversary

  • For the duration of the Event, Teachable Perks cost 1500 Iridescent Shards with the Shrine of Secrets being refreshed every 24 hours.


  • Iridescent Shards are the second currency to be released in the game, after Bloodpoints IconHelp bloodpoints.png.
  • Iridescent Shards and Rift Fragments RiftFragments.png are the only currencies to rely on XP.


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