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Dead By Daylight Best Oni Build (July 2022)

Dead By Daylight Best Oni Build (July 2022)

What is the best Oni build in Dead by Daylight? Hopefully, this guide will help get to the bottom of that question as well as giving players all the information they need to help elevate their skills with the DLC killer from the Cursed Legacy Chapter.

Further down we’ll cover off his standard perks and powers as well as the perks we would opt for when trying to assemble the best Oni build in Dead By Daylight. Naturally, this is subjective and we’ll always attempt to keep this page updated as new chapters and major updates are released.

July 1 Update: The recent June update for Dead By Daylight has caused a major shake up of meta and non-meta perks for killers and survivors. We're checking how these BIG changes shake up the build meta before adjusting our guide. We'll update this page soon with any changes.

The Oni Power & Perks

The Oni killer has three unique perks that can be unlocked for other killers via the Bloodweb.

Alternatively, you can also unlock them via the games Shrine of Secrets.

We’ve detailed everything you need to know about these 3 main perks, just below.

Perk Description
Zanshin Tactics
(unlocked at level 30 in Bloodweb)
Unlocks potential in your Aura-reading ability.
You are mentally alert and aware of key points on the battlefield. The Auras of Breakable Walls, Pallets, and Windows are revealed to you within Several Metres.
Blood Echo
(unlocked at level 35 in Bloodweb)
The agony of one is inflicted onto others.

  • When hooking a Survivor, all other Injured Survivors suffer from the Haemorrhage and Exhausted Status Effects for 45 seconds.

Blood Echo can only be triggered once every Several Seconds.

Nemesis
(unlocked at level 40 in Bloodweb)
You seek retribution on those who have wronged you.

  • Any Survivor who blinds or stuns you becomes the Obsession.
  • Anytime your Obsession switches to another Survivor by any means, that Survivor then suffers from the Oblivious Status Effect for Several Seconds and their Aura is revealed to you for 4 seconds.

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

In addition to his standard perks, The Oni can also use his unique power called Yamaoka’s Wrath. Here’s how it works:

“Absorb Blood Orbs left by injured Survivors to build Yamaoka’s Wrath. When fully charged, unleash Blood Fury to charge at breakneck speed with Demon Dash and strike down Survivors with a powerful one-hit blow.”

What are the best perks for The Oni?

When creating the best build for The Oni, we would personally opt for the following perks to maximise his potential:

BBQ & Chili – This perk is unique to The Cannibal

A deep bond with The Entity unlocks potential in one’s Aura-reading ability. After hooking a Survivor, all other Survivors’ Auras are revealed to you for 4 seconds when they are farther than 40 metres from the Hook. Each time a Survivor is hooked for the first time, gain a stack-able 25 % bonus to all Bloodpoint gains, up to a maximum of several percent.

Corrupt Intervention – This perk is unique to The Plague

  • At the start of the Trial, the 3 Generators located farthest from you are blocked by The Entity for several seconds.

Infectious Fright – This perk is unique to The Plague

  • Whenever a Survivor is put into the Dying State by any means, all other Survivors within your Terror Radius will scream and reveal their current location to you for 4/5/6 seconds.

Monitor & Abuse – This perk is unique to The Doctor

  • Meticulous in your approach, terrifying in your application. Your base Terror Radius is increased by 8 metres.
  • Whenever you are outside of a Chase, your Terror Radius is reduced by 16 metres while your Field of View is increased by 3/5/10°.


That’s everything you need to know when creating the best Oni build in Dead by Daylight. However, if you’re looking for more Dead By Daylight guides then follow the links below for more helpful tips, tricks and explainers.

Dead By Daylight Killers Tier List | Dead By Daylight Survivors Tier List | Dead By Daylight CodesShrine of Secrets Perks This Week | Best Dead By Daylight Survivor Perks | Dead By Daylight Rank Reset | How To Get Bloodpoints Fast | How To Get Bloody Clothes | DBD Split-Screen | Are Bots Coming To DBD | DBD Tome 11 | DBD Chapter 24 | DBD Chapter 25 | DBD Chapter 26 | DBD 6th Anniversary |

Killer Build Guides – The Artist | The Blight | The Cannibal | The Cenobite | The Clown | The Deathslinger | The Demogorgon | The Doctor | The Dredge | The Executioner | The Ghost Face | The Hag | The Hillbilly | The Huntress | The Legion | The Nemesis | The Nightmare | The Nurse | The Oni | The Onryō | The Pig | The Plague | The Shape | The Spirit | The Trapper | The Trickster | The Twins | The Wraith |