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Surge is a Unique PerkIconHelp perksIconHelp perksIconHelp perks belonging to The DemogorgonIconHelpLoading demogorgonIconHelpLoading demogorgonIconHelpLoading demogorgon.
Prestige The Demogorgon to Prestige 1, 2, 3 respectively to unlock Tier I, Tier II, Tier III of Surge for all other Characters.

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IconPerks surge
Cost
2,500
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3,250
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4,000
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Description
Your eerie presence charges the air and interferes with technology.

Whenever you put a Survivor into the Dying StateIconHelp dyingIconHelp dyingIconHelp dying with a Basic Attack, all GeneratorsIconHelpLoading generatorsIconHelpLoading generatorsIconHelpLoading generators within 32 metres of your location instantly explode and start regressing.

  • Instantly regresses affected Generators by 6/7/8 %.
"The creature appears to have some unknown influence over electricity and nearby electronics." — Hawkins National Laboratory



History

Icon Tier I Tier II Tier III Description
IconPerks surge 60 seconds 50 seconds 40 seconds Your eerie presence charges the air and interferes with technology.

Whenever you put a Survivor into the Dying State with a Basic Attack, all Generators within 32 metres of your location instantly explode and start regressing.

  • Instantly regresses affected Generators by -8 %.

Surge has a cool-down of 60/50/40 seconds.

Icon Tier I Tier II Tier III Description
IconPerks surge 60 seconds 50 seconds 40 seconds Your eerie presence charges the air and interferes with technology.

Whenever you put a Survivor into the Dying State with a Basic Attack, all Generators within 32 metres of your location instantly explode and start regressing.

  • Instantly regresses affected Generators by -8 %.

Jolt has a cool-down of 60/50/40 seconds.

Icon Tier I Tier II Tier III Description
IconPerks surge 6 % 7 % 8 % Your eerie presence charges the air and interferes with technology.

Whenever you put a Survivor into the Dying State with a Basic Attack, all Generators within 32 metres of your location instantly explode and start regressing.

  • Instantly regresses affected Generators by 6/7/8 %.


Change Log

Patch 5.3.0

  • Retired: with the departure of CHAPTER 13: Stranger Things from Dead by Daylight, Surge was reworked into a General Killer Perk: JoltIconPerks surgeIconPerks surgeIconPerks surge.
    • For Players who had owned CHAPTER 13: Stranger Things before its removal, Jolt would still show the original flavour text in the description and the Character association with The Demogorgon.

Patch 6.1.0

  • Buff: removed the Cool-down from the Perk.
  • Nerf: instead of a fixed penalty of -8 % across all Tiers, Surge (then Jolt) now applies a tiered penalty of 6/7/8 %.

Patch 7.0.0

  • Buff (undocumented): Survivors now scream in addition to being interrupted by the exploding Generator.

Patch 7.3.3

Patch 7.4.0

  • Change: Surge is now once again a Unique Perk.

Patch 7.5.0

  • Change: does not trigger a Loud Noise Notification if no Progression is lost on a Generator.
    • This change is due to the addition of a limit to how often individual Generators can experience a Regression event.


Trivia

  • The Regression Penalty of Surge is not applied on top of the default Regression Penalty of a failed Skill Check, which would be 10 %.
    • This also applies to Generators that are already regressing.
    • The penalty is fixed, meaning Surge will only apply its stated percentage and not stack on top of the default penalty of a missed Skill Check, as some Players believe.
  • Since any affected Generators start regressing automatically, Surge conflicts with using Pop Goes the WeaselIconPerks popGoesTheWeaselIconPerks popGoesTheWeaselIconPerks popGoesTheWeasel or OverchargeIconPerks overchargeIconPerks overchargeIconPerks overcharge. It does, however, activate SurveillanceIconPerks surveillanceIconPerks surveillanceIconPerks surveillance on Generators affected by it.
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