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Save the Best for Last is a Teachable Perk IconHelp perks.png unique to The Shape IconHelpLoading shape.png. It can be unlocked for all other Characters from Level 30 onwards:

Descriptions may vary from their in-game version for reasons explained here.
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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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You become obsessed with one Survivor.
Each time you hit a Survivor other than your Obsession IconHelp obsession.png with a Basic Attack, Save the Best for Last gains 1 Token, up to a maximum of 8 Tokens:
  • Gain a stack-able 5 % Cool-down reduction on successful attacks per Token, up to a maximum of 40 %.

Each time you hit your Obsession with a Basic Attack, Save the Best for Last loses 4/3/2 Tokens.

  • When the Obsession is sacrificed or killed, you can neither gain nor lose any more Tokens.

You can only be obsessed with one Survivor at a time.
"Death has come to your little town, Sheriff." — Dr Sam Loomis

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

You become obsessed with one Survivor.

Each time you hit a Survivor other than your Obsession with a Basic Attack, Save the Best for Last gains 1 Token, up to a maximum of 8 Tokens:

  • Gain a stack-able 5 % Cool-down reduction on successful attacks per Token, up to a maximum of 40 %.

Each time you hit your Obsession with a Basic Attack, Save the Best for Last loses several Tokens.

  • When the Obsession is sacrificed or killed, you can neither gain nor lose any more Tokens.

You can only be obsessed with one Survivor at a time.

"Death has come to your little town, Sheriff." — Dr Sam Loomis

May be unlocked in the Shrine of Secrets or in The Shape's Bloodweb at Level 30.


History

Version 1.2.1

Icon Tier I Tier II Tier III Description
IconPerks saveTheBestForLast.png 14 %

25 %

18 %

29 %

20 %

33 %

You become obsessed with one Survivor.

As long as your Obsession is alive, the cool-down of missed attacks is decreased by 14/18/20 %.
The cool-down of successful attacks is decreased by 25/29/33 %.

Version 1.5.0

Icon Tier I Tier II Tier III Description
IconPerks saveTheBestForLast.png 30 % 35 % 40 % You become obsessed with one Survivor.

As long as your Obsession is alive, after being in a Chase for 20 seconds, the cool-down for your next successful attack is decreased by 30/35/40 %.

Your successful attack cool-down remains active for 5 seconds after not being in a Chase and is lost after those 5 seconds have passed if a new Chase was not initiated.

Version 2.1.0

Icon Tier I Tier II Tier III Description
IconPerks saveTheBestForLast.png 4 Tokens 3 Tokens 2 Tokens You become obsessed with one Survivor.

Earn a Token for each successful hit that is not dealt to the Obsession.

Each Token grants a stack-able 5 % decreased cool-down on successful attacks. You can earn up to 8 Tokens.

Attacking your Obsession will make you lose 4/3/2 Tokens. You can no longer gain any Tokens if your Obsession is sacrificed or killed.


Change Log

Patch 1.5.0

  • Nerf: removed the flat attack cool-down reductions of 14/18/20 % for missed attacks and 25/29/33 % for successful attacks.
    • Replaced those with an attack cool-down reduction of 30/35/40 % for successful attacks only that is triggers after chasing a Survivor for 20 consecutive seconds.

Patch 2.1.0

  • Mechanics Change: now Token-based, each Token grants a stackable 5 % decreased cool-down on successful attacks.
    • Tokens are gained for each successful hit that is not dealt to the Obsession.
    • You can earn up to 8 Tokens or a total cool-down reduction of 40 %.
    • 4/3/2 Tokens are lost for attacking the Obsession with Basic Attacks.


Trivia

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  • Prior to CHAPTER II: The HALLOWEEN® Chapter becoming available on all platforms, those that did not yet have its contents yet would still have the Characters' Perks available as regular general Perks, including Save the Best for Last, whose icons featured a generic Survivor head instead of Laurie Strode.
    This also applied to Sole Survivor IconPerks soleSurvivor.png.
  • Save the Best for Last does not include the approximately 0.33(3) seconds of swing wind-up time.
  • Attacking with a Killer's Special Attack will neither gain nor lose Tokens for Save the Best for Last.
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