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Lightborn is a Teachable Perk IconHelp perks.png unique to The Hillbilly IconHelpLoading hillbilly.png. It can be unlocked for all other Characters from Level 35 onwards:

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Icon Tier I Tier II Tier III Description
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4,000

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5,000

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6,000

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Unlike other beasts of The Fog, you have adapted to light.

The Auras IconHelp auras.png of Survivors attempting to blind you with a Flashlight are revealed to you for 6/8/10 seconds.

Lightborn grants immunity from being blinded by Flashlights IconItems flashlight.png, Firecrackers IconItems chineseFirecracker.png, Flashbangs IconPerks flashbang.png, or Blast Mines IconPerks blastMine.png.

"These monsters... they adapt! They emerge with strange new abilities." — Vigo, Vigo's Journal

Icon Teachable Description
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5,000

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Unlocking this Perk makes it available in the Bloodweb of all Killers

Unlike other beasts of The Fog, you have adapted to light.

The Auras of Survivors attempting to blind you with a Flashlight are revealed to you for several seconds.

Lightborn grants immunity from being blinded by Flashlights, Firecrackers, Flashbangs, or Blast Mines.

"These monsters... they adapt! They emerge with strange new abilities." — Vigo, Vigo's Journal

May be unlocked in the Shrine of Secrets or in The Hillbilly's Bloodweb at Level 35.


History

Version 1.0.0

Icon Tier I Tier II Tier III Description
IconPerks lightborn.png 0 %

20 %

15 %

5 %

40 %

30 %

10 %

60 %

45 %

Unlike other beasts of The Fog, you have adapted to light. Your vision is dimmed by 0/5/10 %, but you can endure strong lights.

Resistance to blindness is increased by 20/40/60 %. Recovery from blindness is increased by 15/30/45 %.

Version 1.7.0

Icon Tier I Tier II Tier III Description
IconPerks lightborn.png 20 % 40 % 60 % Unlike other beasts of The Fog, you have adapted to light.

Resistance to blindness is increased by 20/40/60 %. Recovery from blindness is increased by 50 %.

Version 2.6.2

Icon Tier I Tier II Tier III Description
IconPerks lightborn.png 60 % 70 % 80 % Unlike other beasts of The Fog, you have adapted to light.

Resistance to blindness is increased by 60/70/80 %. Recovery from blindness is increased by 50 %.

Version 4.1.0

Icon Tier I Tier II Tier III Description
IconPerks lightborn.png 6 seconds 8 seconds 10 seconds Unlike other beasts of The Fog, you have adapted to light.

The Auras of Survivors attempting to blind you with a Flashlight are revealed to you for 6/8/10 seconds.

Lightborn grants immunity from being blinded by Flashlights or Firecrackers.

Version 5.0.0

Icon Tier I Tier II Tier III Description
IconPerks lightborn.png 6 seconds 8 seconds 10 seconds Unlike other beasts of The Fog, you have adapted to light.

The Auras of Survivors attempting to blind you with a Flashlight are revealed to you for 6/8/10 seconds.

Lightborn grants immunity from being blinded by Flashlights, Firecrackers, Flashbangs, or Blast Mines.


Change Log

Patch 1.7.0

  • Quality of Life: removed the dimmed vision debuff.
  • Buff: increased the Flashlight Blind recovery rate to 50 % across all Tiers.

Patch 2.6.2

  • Buff: increased the light resistance percentages to 60/70/80 %.

Patch 4.1.0

  • Buff: the Killer is now immune to getting blinded by Flashlights or Firecrackers.
  • Buff: added a secondary effect that reveals the Aura of Survivors attempting to blind the Killer.

Patch 5.0.0

  • Change: added Flashbangs and Blast Mines to the immunity effect.


Trivia

  • Lightborn had its original brightness modifier removed due to the Developers wanting more control over the lighting conditions on the Maps.
  • Lightborn does not protect The Wraith IconHelpLoading wraith.png and The Nurse IconHelpLoading nurse.png from the Lightburn mechanic.