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Thanatophobia is a Teachable Perk IconHelp perks.png unique to The Nurse IconHelpLoading nurse.png. It can be unlocked for all other Characters from Level 35 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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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."

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

Their courage fades in the face of their undeniable mortality.

Each injured, dying, or hooked Survivor incurs a stack-able percentage penalty to all Survivors' Repairing, Sabotaging, and Cleansing Action speeds, up to a maximum of several percent.

"She plays with us and revels in our pain."

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


History

Version 1.0.0

Icon Tier I Tier II Tier III Description
IconPerks thanatophobia.png 4 %

7 %

10 %

13 %

5 %

8 %

11 %

14 %

6 %

9 %

12 %

15 %

Their courage fades in the face of their undeniable mortality.

All Survivors receive penalties to Repair, Healing and Sabotage speeds for each Injured, Dying or hooked Survivor.

  • 1 Injured, Dying or hooked Survivor: 4/5/6 % reduced action speed.
  • 2 Injured, Dying or hooked Survivors: 7/8/9 % reduced action speed.
  • 3 Injured, Dying or hooked Survivors: 10/11/12 % reduced action speed.
  • 4 Injured, Dying or hooked Survivors: 13/14/15 % reduced action speed.

Version 2.6.0

Icon Tier I Tier II Tier III Description
IconPerks thanatophobia.png 3 %

12 %

3.5 %

14 %

4 %

16 %

Their courage fades in the face of their undeniable mortality.

For each injured, dying or hooked Survivor, all Survivors receive a penalty of 3/3.5/4 % to their Repair, Healing and Sabotage speed, stack-able up to a maximum of 12/14/16 %.

Version 4.3.0

Icon Tier I Tier II Tier III Description
IconPerks thanatophobia.png 4 %

16 %

4.5 %

18 %

5 %

20 %

Their courage fades in the face of their undeniable mortality.

For each injured, dying or hooked Survivor, all Survivors receive a penalty of 4/4.5/5 % to their Repair, Sabotage, and Totem-Cleansing speed, stack-able up to a maximum of 16/18/20 %.


Change Log

Patch 2.6.0

  • Buff: changed the penalty modifiers to a stackable 3/3.5/4 % up to a maximum of 12/14/16 %.

Patch 4.3.0

  • Nerf: no longer applies its penalty to Healing actions.
  • Buff: now applies to Totem-Cleansing speed.
  • Buff: increased the penalty percentages.


Trivia

  • "Thanatophobia" literally means "Fear of Death".
    • It is a compound word consisting of Θάνατος ("Thanatos") the Greek name of Death and -φοβία ("-phobia") the Greek suffix used to form nouns describing a fear of a specific thing.


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