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Quotes left.png A new varmint has entered the arena. I spotted her as she, somehow, moved through a wall. Clad in bandages that tell an untold tale of something horrid. This...nurse as it seems, brings me new angst during my lonely nights, as my mind runs amok. Quotes right.png
~ Benedict Baker
The Nurse
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Name
Sally Smithson
Gender
Female
Nationality/Ethnicity
Anglo-American
Crotus Prenn Asylum
Spencer's Last Breath
Power Attack Type
Basic Attack
(Post-Blink Lunge)
The Bonesaw
96.25 % | 3.85 m/s
Alternate
Movement speed
333 % | 13.33 m/s (Blink)
32 metres
Height IconHelp height.png
Average
DLC
CHAPTER I: The Last Breath Chapter
Voice Actor
Anais Renevey
Breathing

Sally Smithson or "The Nurse" is one of 25 Killers IconHelpLoading killer.png currently featured in Dead by Daylight IconHelp DBDlogo.png.

She was introduced as the Killer of CHAPTER I: The Last Breath Chapter, a Chapter DLC released on 18 August 2016.


Overview

The Nurse is a warping Killer, able to blink through obstacles and quickly close gaps with her Power.

Her personal Perks, Stridor IconPerks stridor.png, Thanatophobia IconPerks thanatophobia.png, and A Nurse's Calling IconPerks aNursesCalling.png, allow her to decrease Survivor abilities and track them when they are injured.

She is focused on spotting and tracking, making it harder for Survivors to hide.

Difficulty rating: Hard
(based on the amount of time and effort that is required to properly learn to play her and use her Power effectively)


Lore

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Additional Lore can be found in Tome VI - Divergence: The Cleansing of Crotus Prenn.

Sally Smithson came to town with dreams of children's feet and laughter in a wooden home built by her husband Andrew. But life came not with smiles but with plans of destruction. Andrew worked as a lumberjack - a job with its perils. One day, Andrew's foreman had to pay Sally a visit, forever changing her life. She was alone.

Without food on the table and no other option, Sally had to find a way, but the only employment she could get was at the Crotus Prenn Asylum. Nobody sought employment there unless they were in dire need. Just like Sally. Without any education, she started at the bottom, doing the hard night shift.

Over the years, her mind had reached its limits, two decades of seeing horrid things that violate the eyes. Memories that are re-played every night. Being abused verbally and physically, by people without limits. Sally saw insanity from the outside, just to catch it herself.

Finally she could not take it any more and concepts of purification emerged inside her. She did what she felt was necessary. As the morning staff arrived one day in September - they found over fifty dead patients, lifeless, in their bed along four staff members, also dead.

Only Sally had survived the night, but her mind was gone, rocking back and forth non-stop. Exactly what happened is only known by her, but it seems that some of them had been choked as they had marks around their necks. They got her into an ambulance, but that ambulance never reached the hospital. It was found crashed in a nearby wood, all the staff dead and Sally nowhere to be found.


The Nurse's Perks

These are Perks which start off only appearing in The Nurse's Bloodweb IconHelp bloodweb.png. After achieving Level 30, Teachable versions of these Perks can be found:

  • Stridor - Level 30
  • Thanatophobia - Level 35
  • A Nurse's Calling - Level 40

Once obtained, other Killers will be able to find The Nurse's Perks in their respective Bloodwebs from that point onwards.

Stridor Stridor
You are acutely sensitive to the breathing of your prey.

* '''Increases''' the volume of Survivors' ''Grunts of Pain'' by '''<span class="luaClr clr clr2" style="color: #e8c252;">25</span>'''/'''<span class="luaClr clr clr3" style="color: #199b1e;">50</span>'''/'''<span class="luaClr clr clr4" style="color: #ac3ee3;">50</span> &#37;'''. * '''Increases''' the volume of Survivors' regular breathing by '''<span class="luaClr clr clr2" style="color: #e8c252;">0</span>'''/'''<span class="luaClr clr clr3" style="color: #199b1e;">0</span>'''/'''<span class="luaClr clr clr4" style="color: #ac3ee3;">25</span> &#37;'''.

<p>''<span class="luaClr clr clr9" style="color: #e7cda2;">"If you do not stop and catch your breath... she will."</span>''
You are acutely sensitive to the breathing of your prey.
  • Increases the volume of Survivors' Grunts of Pain by 25/50/50 %.
  • Increases the volume of Survivors' regular breathing by 0/0/25 %.

"If you do not stop and catch your breath... she will."

Thanatophobia Thanatophobia
Their courage fades in the face of their undeniable mortality.<br>Each injured, dying, or hooked Survivor incurs a stack-able '''<span class="luaClr clr clr2" style="color: #e8c252;">4</span>'''/'''<span class="luaClr clr clr3" style="color: #199b1e;">4.5</span>'''/'''<span class="luaClr clr clr4" style="color: #ac3ee3;">5</span> &#37;''' penalty to all Survivors' Repairing, Sabotaging, and Cleansing Action speeds, up to a maximum of '''<span class="luaClr clr clr2" style="color: #e8c252;">16</span>'''/'''<span class="luaClr clr clr3" style="color: #199b1e;">18</span>'''/'''<span class="luaClr clr clr4" style="color: #ac3ee3;">20</span> &#37;'''.<br>''<span class="luaClr clr clr9" style="color: #e7cda2;">"She plays with us and revels in our pain."</span>''
Their courage fades in the face of their undeniable mortality.
Each injured, dying, or hooked Survivor incurs a stack-able 4/4.5/5 % penalty to all Survivors' Repairing, Sabotaging, and Cleansing Action speeds, up to a maximum of 16/18/20 %.
"She plays with us and revels in our pain."
A Nurse's Calling A Nurse's Calling
Unlocks potential in your Aura-reading ability.<br>The Auras of Survivors, who are healing or being healed, are revealed to you when they are within a range of '''<span class="luaClr clr clr2" style="color: #e8c252;">20</span>'''/'''<span class="luaClr clr clr3" style="color: #199b1e;">24</span>'''/'''<span class="luaClr clr clr4" style="color: #ac3ee3;">28</span> metres'''.<br>''<span class="luaClr clr clr9" style="color: #e7cda2;">"Still attached to the fragments of her past life, she is drawn to those in need of help."</span>''
Unlocks potential in your Aura-reading ability.
The Auras IconHelp auras.png of Survivors, who are healing or being healed, are revealed to you when they are within a range of 20/24/28 metres.
"Still attached to the fragments of her past life, she is drawn to those in need of help."

Load-out

Weapon: The Bonesaw

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The Bonesaw is the primary weapon of the Nurse. Rusty metal implement for tearing through flesh and bone.

  • When she attacks, she swings her whole body into the swing.
  • When hitting a survivor, she wipes the blood off with her fingers.
  • The Bonesaw has a shorter lunge-attack range, but a larger range itself. This means that the Nurse has a bigger chance of hitting them by clicking than the other killers, but less of a chance when holding the attack button down.

Power: Spencer's Last Breath

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Quotes left.png A powerful and violent last breath snatched from Crotus Prenn Asylum Warden Patrick Spencer.
Channelling its energy allows The Nurse to pierce and jump through the Spirit World in a blink multiple times in a row. Doing so leaves her in a state of fatigue.
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SPENCER'S LAST BREATH:
Press and hold the Power button to charge a Blink:

  • Blink for up to 20 metres upon activation.
    • During the ensuing Chain Blink Window, charge again to initiate a Chain Blink of up to 12 metres upon activation.
    • After either the Chain Blink Window closed or the final Chain Blink elapsed, enter a state of Fatigue (2-3 seconds*).
  • Grants 1 Chain Blink.


Lightburn:
Interacting with the Spirit World leaves The Nurse vulnerable to Lightburn.
While charging a Blink, exposure to bright lights stuns her and forces her to abort the Blink.
Lightburn also prevents The Nurse from charging another Blink.

Power Trivia

Fatigue:

  • The Fatigue duration is determined by the amount of Blinks The Nurse executed:
    • 1 Blink causes Fatigue for 2 seconds.
    • 2 Blinks cause Fatigue for 2.5 seconds.
    • 3 Blinks cause Fatigue for 3 seconds.
    • 4 Blinks caused Fatigue for 3.5 seconds (no longer achievable).
    • 5/6/7 Blinks caused Fatigue for 4 seconds (no longer achievable).
    • If The Nurse initiated an attack before going into Fatigue, an additional cool-down of 1 second is incurred.

Blink:

  • A Blink takes 2 seconds to fully charge.
    • The Charge duration determines the maximum available Blink distance, whereas The Nurse's aim within that distance will determine the Blink's target location.
    • The Charge duration also determines the maximum and minimum Blink Reappearance duration.
  • The maximum Blink Distance is set at 20 metres.
  • The minimum Blink Distance is set at 1 metre.
  • The maximum Blink Reappearance time is set at 1.5 seconds.
  • The minimum Blink Reappearance time is set at 0.25 seconds.
  • Blink Tokens take 3 seconds per Token to recharge.
  • The Nurse travels the Blink distance in a set time frame of 0.5 seconds.
  • The Chain Blink Window is open for 1.5 seconds.

Lightburn:
Due to her interaction with the Spirit World, The Nurse suffers from a unique mechanic called Lightburn, which makes her vulnerable to Flashlights IconItems flashlight.png shining upon her.

  • Shining a Flashlight on The Nurse's body will block her from charging a Blink.
  • Shining a Flashlight on The Nurse's body while she is already charging a Blink will stun her and force her into Fatigue.


Add-ons for Spencer's Last Breath

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Icon Name Description
Wooden Horse}}
Wooden Horse An unpainted toy carved out of cheap wood to resemble a horse.
Once the symbol of a deep connection between a catatonic patient and his nurse.
  • Moderately decreases (-0.5 second) additional Blink Fatigue duration from missed Blink Attacks.
White Nit Comb}}
White Nit Comb A parasitic nit comb taken from the clinic.
Once the symbol of a deep connection between an anxious patient and her nurse.
  • Grants 100 % bonus Bloodpoints for Blink Attack Score Events.
  • Moderately reduces (-~1.035 metres) Blink Lunge range.
Plaid Flannel}}
Plaid Flannel A torn piece of red and black plaid flannel.
The scrap of fabric imbues The Nurse with devastating focus.
  • The Nurse can see the Target location of her Blink.
Metal Spoon}}
Metal Spoon A dull, partially rusted and stained metallic spoon.
Confiscated from Room 202's patient, the "Bad Man".
  • Increases the volume of Survivors' Grunts of Pain by +100 % for 60 seconds, if they are hit with a Blink Attack.
Pocket Watch}}
Pocket Watch A charred and broken pocket watch with rattling pieces.
Taken from Nurse Moris' body.
  • Moderately increases (+13 %) Chain Blink Window duration.
Dull Bracelet}}
Dull Bracelet A worthless piece of jewellery that might have an important significance to someone.
Taken from the "Anxious Girl's" body.
  • Grants 100 % bonus Bloodpoints for Precise Blink Score Events.
  • Moderately reduces (-4 metres) maximum Blink range.
Dark Cincture}}
Dark Cincture A black rope used as a belt in times of mourning.
Taken from Father Campbell's body.
  • Moderately reduces (-0.4 seconds) Spencer's Last Breath Token Recharge time.
Catatonic Boy's Treasure}}
Catatonic Boy's Treasure A pine-cone which unexpectedly calmed a patient's repetitive movement.
Taken from the "Catatonic Boy's" body.
  • Considerably decreases (-1 second) additional Blink Fatigue duration from Chain Blinks.
Bad Man Keepsake}}
Bad Man Keepsake A rotten molar ripped from the "Bad Man's" cold dead hand.
  • After hitting a Survivor with a Blink Attack, the Aura IconHelp auras.png of that Survivor, when healing or being healed, is revealed to The Nurse within 28 metres for 60 seconds.
Spasmodic Breath}}
Spasmodic Breath The twitchy and tremulous breath stolen from the "Bad Man".
Aggressively pulses and jumps at The Nurse's touch.
  • After hitting a Survivor with a Blink Attack, Spencer's Last Breath is temporarily disabled and The Nurse's Movement speed is increased to 4.6 m/s for 60 seconds.
Heavy Panting}}
Heavy Panting The slow and bulging breath stolen from the "Fat Orderly" Kavanagh.
Dimly oscillates at The Nurse's touch.
  • Considerably increases (+4 metres) maximum Blink range.
  • Considerably increases (+20 %) Blink Charge time.
Fragile Wheeze}}
Fragile Wheeze The whistling and rattling breath stolen from Father Campbell.
Silently curves and bends at The Nurse's touch.
  • Considerably reduces (-0.6 seconds) Spencer's Last Breath Token Recharge time.
Ataxic Respiration}}
Ataxic Respiration The irregular and deteriorating breath collected from the "Catatonic Boy".
Normally stable and calm, becomes incredibly agitated at The Nurse's touch.
  • Moderately decreases (-0.25 seconds) Blink Fatigue duration.
Anxious Gasp}}
Anxious Gasp The gasp of surprise collected from the "Anxious Girl", which The Nurse was fond of.
Twitches vigorously at The Nurse's touch.
  • Blinking past a Survivor causes them to scream, awarding 200 Bloodpoints in the Deviousness DailyRitualIcon deviousness.png Category.
Kavanagh's Last Breath}}
Kavanagh's Last Breath A powerful last breath snatched from Crotus Prenn Asylum Orderly Harvey Kavanagh, the "Fat Orderly".
In the hands of The Nurse, it wobbles with intensity.
  • Tremendously increases (+6 metres) maximum Blink range.
  • Tremendously increases (+30 %) Blink Charge time.
Jenner's Last Breath}}
Jenner's Last Breath A powerful last breath snatched from Crotus Prenn Asylum Patient Mary Jenner, the "Anxious Girl".
In the hands of The Nurse, it trembles with intensity.
  • During the Chain Blink Window, press the Active Ability button to immediately Blink back to The Nurse's original location.
Campbell's Last Breath}}
Campbell's Last Breath A powerful last breath snatched from Crotus Prenn Asylum Priest Father Campbell.
In the hand of The Nurse, it crackles with intensity.
  • After reappearing from a fully charged Blink, The Nurse immediately Blinks at half charge in the direction she is currently facing.
"Bad Man's" Last Breath}}
"Bad Man's" Last Breath A powerful last breath snatched from Crotus Prenn Asylum Patient known as the "Bad Man".
In the hands of The Nurse, it jolts with intensity.
  • After hitting a Survivor with a Blink Attack, The Nurse is granted the Undetectable IconStatusEffects undetectable.png Status Effect for 16 seconds.

"Bad Man's" Last Breath can only be triggered once every 60 seconds.

Torn Bookmark}}
Torn Bookmark A white and pristine piece of ribbon once attached to a sacred book. Serves as the symbol of a dispute.
  • Adds 1 Blink Charge.
  • Increases the Blink Recharge time by +50 %.
Matchbox}}
Matchbox A matchbox containing an odd collection of mismatched buttons. Serves as a reminder of a horrible place.
  • Increases the Movement speed of The Nurse to 4.2 m/s for the entire Trial.
  • Removes 1 Blink Charge.


Achievements

Main article: Achievements

There are currently 3 Achievements related to The Nurse.

A value of a Console Achievement which differs from the Steam (PC) version of Dead by Daylight is coloured Purple.

Icon Name Description
Adept Nurse}}
Adept Nurse Achieve a Merciless Victory with The Nurse IconHelpLoading nurse.png using only her Unique Perks: Stridor IconPerks stridor.png, Thanatophobia IconPerks thanatophobia.png & A Nurse's Calling IconPerks aNursesCalling.png.
From the Void She Kills}}
From the Void She Kills Chain at least 3 Blinks together and interrupt a Survivor, grabbing them successfully.

Requires equipping the Torn Bookmark FulliconAddon tornBookmark.png Add-on IconHelp addons.png.

In the Void She Walks}}
In the Void She Walks With The Nurse IconHelpLoading nurse.png, successfully land 500 / 100 Blink Attacks or a Blink Interrupts.


Customisation

Players can customise their Character by choosing one outfit style from each Category. Blood-stained attire is obtained after The Nurse reaches Level 50 and prestiges.

Some Items of clothing can only be worn if the appropriate DLC is owned.

The Nurse's attire includes:

Base Cosmetics

Default

Icon Name Body Rarity Description Additional Notes
Nurse Head01.png Linen Pillow Case CategoryIcon head.png Common Linen pillow case held over the face until the victim stops breathing.
Nurse Body01.png Classic Nurses Outfit CategoryIcon body.png Common Standard issue nurses uniform in the early twentieth century.


Nurse Weapon01.png Bonesaw CategoryIcon weapons.png Common Rust metal implement for tearing through flesh and bone.
NR BoneSaw01 Addon01.png Full Bonesaw CategoryIcon weapons.png Common Carved metal reinforcement cuts through flesh and bone alike. Alternate customisation of the default bonesaw

Prestige

Icon Name Body Rarity Description Additional Notes
Nurse Head01 P01.png Bloody Bag CategoryIcon head.png Rare A disgusting pillowcase, so thick it can block airways and suffocate. 3rd Prestige Reward
Nurse Body01 P01.png Bloody Nurse CategoryIcon body.png Rare A rotten uniform, thick with the blood of someone or something. 2nd Prestige Reward
Nurse Weapon01 P01.png Bloody Bonesaw CategoryIcon weapons.png Rare Wrought from the bloody hands of some terrible darkness. 1st Prestige Reward

Alternatives

DLC

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Icon Name Body Rarity Description DLC
TN Head02 01.png Sand Bag CategoryIcon head.png Uncommon A jute sand bag emptied and tightly wrapped to suffocate. Ironically accessorised with a gas mask. Bloodstained Sack
TN Body02 01.png WW2 Nurse Uniform CategoryIcon body.png Uncommon Standard uniform for nurses in military service during World War 2. Bloodstained Sack
TN Head TheSwiftLegend.png Is That A Panda? CategoryIcon head.png Uncommon A unique bag for the Nurse, created for TheSwiftLegend. Charity Case
TN Head01 Smile.png Smiley CategoryIcon head.png Uncommon A unique bag for the Nurse, created for Smiley. Charity Case
TN Body Peng.png The Dark Nurse CategoryIcon body.png Uncommon A unique dress for the Nurse, created for Peng. Charity Case

Special

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Icon Name Body Rarity Description Event
TN W03.png Marked Bridal Saw CategoryIcon weapons.png Common A grim bouquet of red rose and sharp steel. An almost imperceptible whisper echoes in the wielder's mind: "anoyk yeqkany'ye hvay'k l'gnoo eydokl'x : sekall'o ammk'ix" 1 Year Anniversary
TN Head04.png Sally of the Lantern CategoryIcon head.png Uncommon The fires of insanity burn within.

"Have a horribly good Halloween 2017!" - The Dead by Daylight Team

All Hallows' Eve
TN Head01 WinterEvent2017.png Frosty Eyes CategoryIcon head.png Uncommon Heart chilling eyes of the cold blooded.

"Have a Wonderful Winter 2017-2018!" - The Dead by Daylight Team

Winter Solstice 2017

Event

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Icon Name Body Rarity Description Event Exclusive to Event Participation
TN Head01 4A.png Crown of the Entity CategoryIcon head.png Event A crown emanating a festive and ominous aura created by the Entity's biggest fan. Fourth Year Anniversary Yes
Crown 5A.png 5th Anniversary Crown CategoryIcon head.png Event A crown crafted for a very special anniversary.

"Thank you for supporting & inspiring us along the years!" - The Dead by Daylight Team

Fifth Year Anniversary Yes

Exclusives

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Icon Name Body Rarity Description Event
NR BoneSaw01 LP01.png Legacy Nurse I CategoryIcon weapons.png Very Rare The touch of the Entity leaves burning scars and blisters of light. Is it a gift or a curse? Legacy Prestige Reward
NR Head01 LP01.png Legacy Nurse 2 CategoryIcon head.png Very Rare The touch of the Entity leaves burning scars and blisters of light. Is it a gift or a curse? Legacy Prestige Reward
NR Body01 LP01.png Legacy Nurse 3 CategoryIcon body.png Very Rare The touch of the Entity leaves burning scars and blisters of light. Is it a gift or a curse? Legacy Prestige Reward

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Icon Name Body Rarity Description Outfit Collection Tome Tier
TN Head009.png Malignant Growth CategoryIcon head.png Event There was no cure for the scorching mass expanding from her skull. Fluid Nightengale Hallowed Catalyst 1 7
TN Body009.png Dripping Uniform CategoryIcon body.png Event Her robe was torn by her swollen entrails, which extended to her chest and fused with her lungs. Fluid Nightengale Hallowed Catalyst 1 15
TN W009.png Needle Saw CategoryIcon weapons.png Event An amputation saw injected with putrid serum to torture her patients with the pain she suffered. Fluid Nightengale Hallowed Catalyst 1 23
TN W006 01.png Metacarpal Saw (Cool Rust) CategoryIcon weapons.png Very Rare A Benjamin Bell-type instrument designed to cut through thick bones during your arbitrary amputation rounds. No Outfit No Collection 3 9
TN Head02 02.png Hazmat Mask CategoryIcon head.png Very Rare A jute sand bag tightly wrapped around the head and accessorized with a gas mask. No Outfit No Collection 4 27
TN Head012.png Weeping Mask CategoryIcon head.png Very Rare All she could do was cover her eyes and wish the horror would end. The Ashen Lady Divergence 6 19
TN Body012.png Withering Soul CategoryIcon body.png Very Rare Once a symbol of love; now a reminder of death. The cloth decays in the wind and drifts away. The Ashen Lady Divergence 6 1
TN W012.png Rose Decay CategoryIcon weapons.png Very Rare A bonesaw decorated with roses, it decays with the heart of its wielder. The Ashen Lady Divergence 6 68
TN Head007 01.png Dark Rose Gauze CategoryIcon head.png Rare Elegant hair falls gently over the bloody linen cloth that covers her eyes. Dirge of Yesterday Tragic Love Opera 8 41
TN Body03 02.png Mourner's Wedding Gown CategoryIcon body.png Rare A vintage wedding gown, perfect for that special day tragedy. Dirge of Yesterday Tragic Love Opera 8 68
TN W007 01.png Lamenting Saw CategoryIcon weapons.png Rare A forged instrument with intricate, flowery metal work. Ideal for severing limbs, an action that helps numb the painful void in her chest. Dirge of Yesterday Tragic Love Opera 8 59
Completed Outfits
Icon Name Body Rarity Description Collection Tome Tiers
TN outfit 009.png Fluid Nightengale CategoryIcon outfits.png Event With foul serum still dripping from her wound, she broke free from her captor. Hallowed Catalyst 1 7,15,23
TN outfit 012.png The Ashen Lady CategoryIcon outfits.png Very Rare The life and love she had was no more, turned to dust and blown away. Divergence 6 1,19,68
TN outfit 007 01.png Dirge of Yesterday CategoryIcon outfits.png Rare A tearful look back on the past. Tragic Love Opera 8 41,59,68

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CategoryIcon outfits.pngOutfits
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Icon Name Rarity Description Contents Collection Price
Nurse outfit 010.png On Probation Common Your first weeks of training while working at the asylum. They say it gets better before it gets worse. Cotton Pillow Case (Smothered)

Ruined Nurse Outfit (Smothered)

Nurse Aberrations
90
IconHelp auricCells.png
1800
IconHelp iridescentShards.png
Nurse outfit 009.png On Probation Common Your first weeks of training while working at the asylum. They say it gets better before it gets worse. Cotton Pillow Case (Fruitless)

Ruined Nurse Outfit (Fruitless)

Nurse Aberrations
90
IconHelp auricCells.png
1800
IconHelp iridescentShards.png
Nurse outfit 008.png On Probation Common Your first weeks of training while working at the asylum. They say it gets better before it gets worse. Cotton Pillow Case (Decayed)

Ruined Nurse Outfit (Decayed)

Nurse Aberrations
90
IconHelp auricCells.png
1800
IconHelp iridescentShards.png
Nurse outfit 007.png On Probation Common Your first weeks of training while working at the asylum. They say it gets better before it gets worse. Cotton Pillow Case (Strangled)

Ruined Nurse Outfit (Strangled)

Nurse Aberrations
90
IconHelp auricCells.png
1800
IconHelp iridescentShards.png
Nurse outfit 006.png On Probation Common Your first weeks of training while working at the asylum. They say it gets better before it gets worse. Cotton Pillow Case (Drowned)

Ruined Nurse Outfit (Drowned)

Nurse Aberrations
90
IconHelp auricCells.png
1800
IconHelp iridescentShards.png
Nurse outfit 012.png Tainted Anniversary Uncommon Pieces from her old life, before it took a dark turn. Grieving Tears (Stifled)

A Sorrowful Gown (Stifled)

The Housewife
180
IconHelp auricCells.png
3600
IconHelp iridescentShards.png
Nurse outfit 011.png Bad News Uncommon Pieces from her old life, before it took a dark turn. Mourning Tears (Stifled)

A Widow's Gown (Stifled)

The Housewife
180
IconHelp auricCells.png
3600
IconHelp iridescentShards.png
Nurse outfit 001.png Waste Management Rare Wrapped up. Disposed of. Left for dead. It's time to break free. It's time for revenge.

It's a Sicilian message.

Asphyxiation Trash Bag

Weighted Tarpaulin

Bloodied Bone Cutter

The Disposed
675
IconHelp auricCells.png
13500
IconHelp iridescentShards.png
Nurse outfit 002.png Blood Bag Rare Wrapped up. Disposed of. Left for dead. It's time to break free. It's time for revenge. Suffocation Trash Bag

Landfill Tarpaulin

Oxidized Bone Cutter

The Disposed
675
IconHelp auricCells.png
13500
IconHelp iridescentShards.png
Nurse outfit 003.png Hazardous Material Rare Wrapped up. Disposed of. Left for dead. It's time to break free. It's time for revenge.

Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.

Contaminated Trash Bag

Biohazard Tarpaulin

Bronze Bone Cutter

The Disposed
810
IconHelp auricCells.png
TN outfit 008.png Mother Mercy Very Rare A spoonful of sugar helps the mustard gas go down. Gasp Mask

Medical Casualty

Assisted Euthanasia

War is Hell
1080
IconHelp auricCells.png
Nurse outfit 013.png Lady Lunatic Very Rare After breaking free from the madhouse, rejoin society to inflict your dark treatment. Smothering Bonnet

Choking Corset

Metacarpal Saw

Vicious Victorian
1080
IconHelp auricCells.png
21600
IconHelp iridescentShards.png
Nurse outfit 007 01.png Miss Smithson Very Rare After the loss of her husband, she worked twelve-hour shifts at an asylum to pay the bills. In the halls at night, she'd hum a sad tune to numb her pain. White Rose Guaze

Sumptuous Gown

Barbed Saw

Tragic Love Opera
1080
IconHelp auricCells.png
Nurse outfit 005.png Until Death Parts Very Rare A special day. Left at the altar. No one shall rest until a soulmate is found. Grim Veil

Reaper Wedding Gown

Oxidized Bone Cleaver

The Bride
1080
IconHelp auricCells.png
21600
IconHelp iridescentShards.png
Nurse outfit 004.png In Sickness, In Health Very Rare A special day. Left at the altar. No one shall rest until a soulmate is found.

It's a nice day to start again.

Ill Veil

Plague Wedding Gown

Bloodied Bone Cleaver

The Bride
1080
IconHelp auricCells.png
TN outfit 010.png Kampo Trainee Very Rare She began her work at a private lunatic asylum created to provide humane care for domestic detainees. High-Top Hat

Frostbitten Robe

Rusted Amputation Saw

Grim Matsuri
1080
IconHelp auricCells.png
21600
IconHelp iridescentShards.png
TN outfit 013.png Vengeful Enchantress Very Rare She projected a false image of serenity that deluded those around her. Shrouded Face

Luxurious Tunic

Poisonous Scythe

Greek Legends
1080
IconHelp auricCells.png
21600
IconHelp iridescentShards.png
TN outfit 009.png Fluid Nightengale Event With foul serum still dripping from her wound, she broke free from her captor. Malignant Growth

Dripping Uniform

Needle Saw

Hallowed Catalyst
1080
IconHelp auricCells.png
CategoryIcon head.pngHeads
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Icon Name Rarity Description Outfit Collection Price
TN Head01 CV05.png Cotton Pillow Case (Smothered) Common A dirty cotton pillow case pulled tightly across the face. Take a deep breath. On Probation Nurse Aberrations
50
IconHelp auricCells.png
900
IconHelp iridescentShards.png
TN Head01 CV04.png Cotton Pillow Case (Fruitless) Common A dirty cotton pillow case pulled tightly across the face. Take a deep breath. On Probation Nurse Aberrations
50
IconHelp auricCells.png
900
IconHelp iridescentShards.png
TN Head01 CV03.png Cotton Pillow Case (Decayed) Common A dirty cotton pillow case pulled tightly across the face. Take a deep breath. On Probation Nurse Aberrations
50
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900
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TN Head01 CV02.png Cotton Pillow Case (Strangled) Common A dirty cotton pillow case pulled tightly across the face. Take a deep breath. On Probation Nurse Aberrations
50
IconHelp auricCells.png
900
IconHelp iridescentShards.png
TN Head01 CV01.png Cotton Pillow Case (Drowned) Common A dirty cotton pillow case pulled tightly across the face. Take a deep breath. On Probation Nurse Aberrations
50
IconHelp auricCells.png
900
IconHelp iridescentShards.png
TN Head01 02.png Grieving Tears (Stifled) Uncommon A hand-embroidered headscarf to hide your pain. Tainted Anniversary The Housewife
100
IconHelp auricCells.png
1800
IconHelp iridescentShards.png
TN Head01 01.png Mourning Tears (Stifled) Uncommon A hand-embroidered headscarf to hide your pain. Bad News The Housewife
100
IconHelp auricCells.png
1800
IconHelp iridescentShards.png
TN Head05.png Asphyxiation Trash Bag Rare A plastic bag wrapped tightly with duct tape. No room to move. No way to see. No air to breath.

Submerged. An underwater grave.

Waste Management The Disposed
250
IconHelp auricCells.png
4500
IconHelp iridescentShards.png
TN Head05 01.png Suffocation Trash Bag Rare A plastic bag wrapped tightly with duct tape. No room to move. No way to see. No air to breath. Blood Bag The Disposed
250
IconHelp auricCells.png
4500
IconHelp iridescentShards.png
TN Head05 02.png Contaminated Trash Bag Rare A plastic bag wrapped tightly with duct tape. No room to move. No way to see. No air to breath. Hazardous Material The Disposed
300
IconHelp auricCells.png
TN Head008.png Gasp Mask Very Rare This shrapnel-torn gas mask would be the death of many, but some have a greater service to fulfill. Mother Mercy War is Hell
400
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TN Head006.png Smothering Bonnet Very Rare A floral headdress dusted with brilliant hues of arsenic. Lady Lunatic Vicious Victorian
400
IconHelp auricCells.png
7200
IconHelp iridescentShards.png
TN Head007.png White Rose Gauze Very Rare Lush curls adorned with gleaming pearls wrapped by a linen cloth that covers her eyes. Miss Smithson Tragic Love Opera
400
IconHelp auricCells.png
TN Head03 01.png Grim Veil Very Rare The bridal veil symbolizes innocence... but not today.

This one symbolizes mourning... for the death of innocence.

Until Death Parts The Bride
400
IconHelp auricCells.png
7200
IconHelp iridescentShards.png
TN Head03.png Ill Veil Very Rare The bridal veil symbolizes innocence... but not today. In Sickness, In Health The Bride
400
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TN Head010.png High-Top Hat Very Rare She bandaged her face and pierced the dressing with rusty acupuncture needles. Kampo Trainee Grim Matsuri
400
IconHelp auricCells.png
7200
IconHelp iridescentShards.png
TN Head013.png Shrouded Face Very Rare A silky scarf wrapped around her neck, concealing her true nature. Vengeful Enchantress Greek Legends
400
IconHelp auricCells.png
7200
IconHelp iridescentShards.png
TN Head009.png Malignant Growth Event There was no cure for the scorching mass expanding from her skull. Fluid Nightengale Hallowed Catalyst
400
IconHelp auricCells.png
CategoryIcon body.pngBodies
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Icon Name Rarity Description Outfit Collection Price
TN Body01 CV05.png Ruined Nurse Outfit (Smothered) Common A vintage nurse uniform, soiled and tattered beyond repair. On Probation Nurse Aberrations
50
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900
IconHelp iridescentShards.png
TN Body01 CV04.png Ruined Nurse Outfit (Fruitless) Common A vintage nurse uniform, soiled and tattered beyond repair. On Probation Nurse Aberrations
50
IconHelp auricCells.png
900
IconHelp iridescentShards.png
TN Body01 CV03.png Ruined Nurse Outfit (Decayed) Common A vintage nurse uniform, soiled and tattered beyond repair. On Probation Nurse Aberrations
50
IconHelp auricCells.png
900
IconHelp iridescentShards.png
TN Body01 CV02.png Ruined Nurse Outfit (Strangled) Common A vintage nurse uniform, soiled and tattered beyond repair. On Probation Nurse Aberrations
50
IconHelp auricCells.png
900
IconHelp iridescentShards.png
TN Body01 CV01.png Ruined Nurse Outfit (Drowned) Common A vintage nurse uniform, soiled and tattered beyond repair. On Probation Nurse Aberrations
50
IconHelp auricCells.png
900
IconHelp iridescentShards.png
TN Body01 02.png A Sorrowful Gown (Stifled) Uncommon What she wore on the day she learned that Andrew would never come home. Tainted Anniversary The Housewife
100
IconHelp auricCells.png
1800
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TN Body01 01.png A Widow's Gown (Stifled) Uncommon What she wore on the day she learned that Andrew would never come home. Bad News The Housewife
100
IconHelp auricCells.png
1800
IconHelp iridescentShards.png
TN Body05.png Weighted Tarpaulin Rare A heavy, plastic tomb sealed tightly with duct tape.

This was once weighed down with heavy rocks that have since been removed.

Waste Management The Disposed
250
IconHelp auricCells.png
4500
IconHelp iridescentShards.png
TN Body05 01.png Landfill Tarpaulin Rare A heavy, plastic tomb sealed tightly with duct tape. Blood Bag The Disposed
250
IconHelp auricCells.png
4500
IconHelp iridescentShards.png
TN Body05 02.png Biohazard Tarpaulin Rare A heavy, plastic tomb sealed tightly with duct tape. Hazardous Material The Disposed
300
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TN Body008.png Medical Casualty Very Rare A nurse's military uniform, clearly violating regulations due to the torn skirt, mutilated arm, and soaked blood. Mother Mercy War is Hell
400
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TN Body006.png Choking Corset Very Rare Rows of lace knotting the waist into a suffocating garment, pressing a curvature of the spine and deformity of the ribs. Lady Lunatic Vicious Victorian
400
IconHelp auricCells.png
7200
IconHelp iridescentShards.png
TN Body007.png Sumptuous Gown Very Rare A long lavish gown lined with delicate lacework that covers up the bleeding cavity where her heart should be. Miss Smithson Tragic Love Opera
400
IconHelp auricCells.png
TN Body03 01.png Reaper Wedding Gown Very Rare A vintage wedding gown, perfect for that special day tragedy. Until Death Parts The Bride
400
IconHelp auricCells.png
7200
IconHelp iridescentShards.png
TN Body03.png Plague Wedding Gown Very Rare A vintage wedding gown, perfect for that special day tragedy. In Sickness, In Health The Bride
400
IconHelp auricCells.png
TN Body010.png Frostbitten Robe Very Rare Her tattered robe was stocked with rancid mushrooms, dirty roots, and foul herbs. Kampo Trainee Grim Matsuri
400
IconHelp auricCells.png
7200
IconHelp iridescentShards.png
TN Body013.png Luxurious Tunic Very Rare A delicate, smooth tunic covering her venomous, arachnid legs. Vengeful Enchantress Greek Legends
400
IconHelp auricCells.png
7200
IconHelp iridescentShards.png
TN Body009.png Dripping Uniform Event Her robe was torn by her swollen entrails, which extended to her chest and fused with her lungs. Fluid Nightengale Hallowed Catalyst
400
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CategoryIcon weapons.pngWeapons
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Icon Name Rarity Description Outfit Collection Price
TN W04.png Bloodied Bone Cutter Rare This used to be a medical instrument. Now it is used as an instrument of death. Waste Management The Disposed
250
IconHelp auricCells.png
4500
IconHelp iridescentShards.png
TN W04 01.png Oxidized Bone Cutter Rare This used to be a medical instrument. Now it is used as an instrument of death. Blood Bag The Disposed
250
IconHelp auricCells.png
4500
IconHelp iridescentShards.png
TN W04 02.png Bronze Bone Cutter Rare This used to be a medical instrument. Now it is used as an instrument of death. Hazardous Material The Disposed
300
IconHelp auricCells.png
TN W008.png Assisted Euthanasia Very Rare A bone saw to mercilessly end the suffering of those snagged on its barbed wire. Mother Mercy War is Hell
400
IconHelp auricCells.png
TN W006.png Metacarpal Saw Very Rare A Benjamin Bell-type instrument designed to cut through thick bones during your arbitrary amputation rounds. Lady Lunatic Vicious Victorian
400
IconHelp auricCells.png
7200
IconHelp iridescentShards.png
TN W007.png Barbed Saw Very Rare A forged instrument with intricate, flowery metal work. Ideal for severing limbs, an action that helps numb the painful void in her chest. Miss Smithson Tragic Love Opera
400
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TN W05 02.png Rusted Bone Cleaver Very Rare An old-fashioned hand axe, specifically designed for chopping through hard bone. No Outfit The Bride
400
IconHelp auricCells.png
7200
IconHelp iridescentShards.png
TN W05 01.png Oxidized Bone Cleaver Very Rare An old-fashioned hand axe, specifically designed for chopping through hard bone. Until Death Parts The Bride
400
IconHelp auricCells.png
7200
IconHelp iridescentShards.png
TN W05.png Bloodied Bone Cleaver Very Rare An old-fashioned hand axe, specifically designed for chopping through hard bone. In Sickness, In Health The Bride
400
IconHelp auricCells.png
TN W010.png Rusted Amputation Saw Very Rare A sharp, rusted blade used to saw off frozen limbs. Kampo Trainee Grim Matsuri
400
IconHelp auricCells.png
7200
IconHelp iridescentShards.png
TN W013.png Poisonous Scythe Very Rare A sharp, poisoned blade wielded at night with grief. Vengeful Enchantress Greek Legends
400
IconHelp auricCells.png
7200
IconHelp iridescentShards.png
TN W009.png Needle Saw Event An amputation saw injected with putrid serum to torture her patients with the pain she suffered. Fluid Nightengale Hallowed Catalyst
400
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DLC

Main article: Downloadable Content

The Nurse is currently part of 3 DLC packages:


Change Log

Patch 1.1.2

Patch 1.3.0

  • Quality of Life: increased The Nurse's Carrying Movement speed from 3.504 m/s or 87.6 % to 3.68 m/s or 92 %, to match that of the other Killers.

Patch 1.9.0

  • Quality of Life: standardised The Nurse's post-Blink Lunge to the default variation shared by all Killers now.
    • This now allows for full rotation mid-Lunge compared to the former Lunge which was restricted to a straight path and could not avoid potential obstacles by curving around them.
  • Quality of Life: a Blink's duration is now determined by how long a Blink was charged for. Charging duration still determines the maximum available Blink distance, but The Nurse is no longer committed to that distance and can shorten her travel path by aiming her camera to a desired spot closer to her.
  • Quality of Life: The Nurse can now blink upwards and downwards, including through floors and ceilings.

Patch 3.3.1

  • Nerf: reworked Spencer's Last Breath IconPowers breath.png to be based on Charges, requiring The Nurse to wait for her Blink Charges to reload instead of having the maximum amount available immediately post-Fatigue.
  • Nerf: reworked several Blink Charge Add-ons, reducing the maximum number of available Blinks (with Add-ons) from 5 to 3.


Trivia

  • The Nurse was the first female Killer.
  • The Nurse was the first Killer to be introduced as a DLC.
  • In The Entity's Realm, she shares her home turf with The Clown IconHelpLoading clown.png in the Crotus Prenn Asylum.
  • The Nurse's teleportation Power holds references to several other Games with the ability under the same name of "Blinking".
  • Other than the Blink ability, The Nurse also seems to possess a telekinesis-like ability that is exhibited during interactions, using it to break Pallets and Walls, damage Generators and hook Survivors.
  • The Nurse could be inspired by the Nurses featured in the Silent Hill franchise.
  • The Nurse has the lowest base speed, and is even slower than a Survivor's running speed.
  • Prior to Patch 1.9.0, the Nurse had the shortest Lunge range compared to the other Killers. Now she has the same range as a Killer moving at the default speed.
  • The Nurse was the first notably shorter Killer introduced into the Game in comparison to the original Killer trio.
  • The Nurse is the only Killer who floats. She does not have an audible footstep, but her dress makes a faint rustling noise while moving.
  • The Nurse leaves a trail of glowing dots and black smoke after her.
  • In the earlier days of Dead by Daylight, The Nurse was one of the very few Killers whose breathing was not distorted in some way. She makes a rather human-like wheeze, which sounds stressed, as if her throat was closed up.
    • This is possibly due to her suffering from "Stridor", an affliction that causes a high-pitched wheezing sound caused by a disrupted airflow, likely due to her burns.
      • This medical condition is also the namesake for Stridor IconPerks stridor.png, one of her Unique Perks.
  • The Nurse noticeably inhales upon starting to charge her Blink and gives a soft sigh once it is fully charged.
  • The Nurse is one few Killers to break Pallets IconHelp pullDown.png and damage Generators IconHelpLoading generators.png with their hand.
  • The Nurse is one of few Killers to have a unique Hatch-closing animation.
  • The Nurse is one of just two Killers to suffer from the unique Game Mechanic Lightburn.
  • The Nurse screams and sighs with every Blink. According to the Developers, blinking is a painful procedure, so she screams from pain and sighs from relief.
  • According to the Developers, The Nurse, at the point of having strangled the Asylum patient, was "bat-shit crazy" and thus more susceptible to The Entity's corruption.
  • Unlike most other tall Killers, The Nurse does not step, but rather floats through Windows IconHelp window.png to get to the other side.


Gallery

For more go to the Nurse's Gallery


THE SURVIVORS IconHelpLoading survivor.png
BASE GAME
+ CHAPTER I
S01 charSelect portrait.png Dwight Fairfield SurvivorDwight.png S02 charSelect portrait.png Meg Thomas SurvivorMeg.png S03 charSelect portrait.png Claudette Morel SurvivorClaudette.png S04 charSelect portrait.png Jake Park SurvivorJake.png S05 charSelect portrait.png Nea Karlsson SurvivorNea.png
CHAPTERS II - V S06 charSelect portrait.png Laurie Strode SurvivorLaurie.png S07 charSelect portrait.png Ace Visconti SurvivorAce.png S08 charSelect portrait.png Bill Overbeck SurvivorBill.png S09 charSelect portrait.png Feng Min SurvivorFengMin.png S10 charSelect portrait.png David King SurvivorDavidKing.png
CHAPTERS VI - X S11 charSelect portrait.png Quentin Smith SurvivorQuentin.png S12 charSelect portrait.png David Tapp SurvivorDavidTapp.png S13 charSelect portrait.png Kate Denson SurvivorKate.png S14 charSelect portrait.png Adam Francis SurvivorAdam.png S15 charSelect portrait.png Jeff Johansen SurvivorJeff.png
CHAPTERS XI - XIV S16 charSelect portrait.png Jane Romero SurvivorJane.png S17 charSelect portrait.png Ash Williams SurvivorAsh.png S18 charSelect portrait.png Nancy Wheeler SurvivorNancy.png S19 charSelect portrait.png Steve Harrington SurvivorSteve.png S20 charSelect portrait.png Yui Kimura SurvivorYui.png
CHAPTERS XV - XIX S21 charSelect portrait.png Zarina Kassir SurvivorZarina.png S22 charSelect portrait.png Cheryl Mason SurvivorCheryl.png S23 charSelect portrait.png Felix Richter SurvivorFelix.png S24 charSelect portrait.png Élodie Rakoto SurvivorElodie.png S25 charSelect portrait.png Yun-Jin Lee SurvivorYun-Jin.png
CHAPTERS XX - XXI S26 charSelect portrait.png Jill Valentine SurvivorJill.png S27 charSelect portrait.png Leon Scott Kennedy SurvivorLeon.png S28 charSelect portrait.png Mikaela Reid SurvivorMikaela.png
THE KILLERS IconHelpLoading killer.png
BASE GAME
+ CHAPTERS I - II
K01 charSelect portrait.png Evan MacMillan - The Trapper IconHelpLoading trapper.png K02 charSelect portrait.png Philip Ojomo - The Wraith IconHelpLoading wraith.png K03 charSelect portrait.png Max Thompson Jr. - The Hillbilly IconHelpLoading hillbilly.png K04 charSelect portrait.png Sally Smithson - The Nurse IconHelpLoading nurse.png K05 charSelect portrait.png Michael Myers - The Shape IconHelpLoading shape.png
CHAPTERS III - VI K06 charSelect portrait.png Lisa Sherwood - The Hag IconHelpLoading hag.png K07 charSelect portrait.png Herman Carter - The Doctor IconHelpLoading doctor.png K08 charSelect portrait.png Anna - The Huntress IconHelpLoading huntress.png K09 charSelect portrait.png Bubba Sawyer - The Cannibal IconHelpLoading cannibal.png K10 charSelect portrait.png Freddy Krueger - The Nightmare IconHelpLoading nightmare.png
CHAPTERS VII - XI K11 charSelect portrait.png Amanda Young - The Pig IconHelpLoading pig.png K12 charSelect portrait.png Jeffrey Hawk - The Clown IconHelpLoading clown.png K13 charSelect portrait.png Rin Yamaoka - The Spirit IconHelpLoading spirit.png K14 charSelect portrait.png Frank, Julie, Susie, Joey - The Legion IconHelpLoading legion.png K15 charSelect portrait.png Adiris - The Plague IconHelpLoading plague.png
CHAPTERS XII - XV K16 charSelect portrait.png Danny Johnson - The Ghost Face IconHelpLoading ghost.png K17 charSelect portrait.png The Demogorgon IconHelpLoading demogorgon.png K18 charSelect portrait.png Kazan Yamaoka - The Oni IconHelpLoading oni.png K19 charSelect portrait.png Caleb Quinn - The Deathslinger IconHelpLoading deathslinger.png K20 charSelect portrait.png Pyramid Head - The Executioner IconHelpLoading wales.png
CHAPTERS XVI - XXI K21 charSelect portrait.png Talbot Grimes - The Blight IconHelpLoading blight.png K22 charSelect portrait.png Victor & Charlotte Deshayes - The Twins IconHelpLoading twins.png K23 charSelect portrait.png Ji-Woon Hak - The Trickster IconHelpLoading trickster.png K24 charSelect portrait.png Nemesis T-Type - The Nemesis Nemesis T-Type}} K25 charSelect portrait.png Elliot Spencer - The Cenobite IconHelpLoading cenobite.png
LEGENDARY CHARACTERS
K25 Chatterer charSelect portrait.png The Chatterer S27 Chris charSelect portrait.png Chris Redfield S26 Claire charSelect portrait.png Claire Redfield S22 outfit 008 charSelect portrait HUD.png Cybil Bennett QM Jonathan charSelect portrait.png Jonathan Byers S22 Lisa charSelect portrait.png Lisa Garland
K07 Look-See charSelect portrait.png The Look-See K08 Mordeo charSelect portrait.png The Mordeo
ULTRA RARE CHARACTERS
K21 outfit 008.png The Ferryman TR outfit 012.png The Krampus SwedenKiller outfit 009.png The Minotaur
COSTUME CHARACTERS
S22 outfit 007.png Alessa Gillespie WI outfit 010.png The Birch
LORE CHARACTERS
Alex Benedict Baker The Entity IconHelp entity.png The Observer IconHelp archivesGeneral.png Vigo and many more...
UNUSED CHARACTERS
The Smasher The Teacher
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