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Dead By Daylight Best Freddy Krueger Build (July 2022)

Dead By Daylight Best Freddy Krueger Build (July 2022)

What is the best Freddy 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 Nightmare on Elm Street 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 Freddy Krueger 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.

Freddy Krueger Power & Perks

The Nightmare killer – better known as Freddy Krueger from The Nightmare on Elm Street films – 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
Fire Up
(unlocked at level 30 in Bloodweb)
The increased pressure of losing your preys fills you with anger and gives you unsuspected motivation.
Each time a Generator is completed, Fire Up grows in power.

  • Gain a stack-able Several Percent Action Speed bonus to picking-up and dropping Survivors, breaking Pallets and Breakable Walls, damaging Generators, and vaulting Windows, up to a maximum of Several Percent.
Remember Me
(unlocked at level 35 in Bloodweb)
You become obsessed with one Survivor. Each time the Obsession loses a Health State, Remember Me  gains 1 Token:

  • Increases the Opening time of both Exit Gates by 4 seconds per Token, up to a maximum of Several Additional Seconds.
  • The Obsession remains unaffected by this penalty.

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

Blood Warden
(unlocked at level 40 in Bloodweb)
As soon as one Exit Gate is opened, Blood Warden activates.

  • The Auras of Survivors standing within the Exit-Gate area are revealed to you.

Once per Trial, hooking a Survivor while Blood Warden is active calls upon The Entity to block the exits for all Survivors for Several Seconds.

In addition to his standard perks, Freddy can also use his unique Power called Dream Demon. Here’s how it works:

“The Nightmare spends each trial in the Dream World and can send Survivors to the Dream World with an attack. Use Dream Projection to teleport to an unfinished generator, allowing for oppressive map control. Use Dream Snares to slow sleeping Survivors down in a chase, or Dream Pallets to lure them into unsafe areas. To escape the Dream World, Survivors must find an Alarm Clock and wake up.”

What are the best perks for Freddy Krueger?

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

A Nurse’s Calling – This perk is unique to The Nurse

  • Unlocks potential in your Aura-reading ability. The Auras of Survivors, who are healing or being healed, are revealed to you when they are within a range of several metres.

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.

Hex: Ruin – This perk is unique to The Hag

  • A Hex that affects all Survivor’s Generator Repair progress. All Generators automatically regress at percentage of the normal Regression speed whenever they are not being repaired. The Hex effects persist as long as the related Hex Totem is standing.


That’s everything you need to know when creating the best Freddy 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.

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