Dead By Daylight Artist: Killer Power, Perks and Mori for Chapter 22

Dead by Daylight is slowly creeping towards the release of Dead by Daylight Chapter 22 and with it comes a brand new Killer joining the flock of horrible bad guys.

In Chapter 22, that new killer is Carmina Mora, or as you'll come to know her, The Artist. She appears to have taken on the appearance of a sort of bird-like creature capable of extending her arms into lethal-looking blades. She's joined by new Survivor Jonah Vasquez, a seasoned codebreaker who also happens to look a lot like Guy Fieri (no, really).

For now, the team at Behaviour Interactive have seen fit to launch the new killer - The Artist - along with a new set of patch notes on the DBD Public Test Build, allowing players on Steam to get a taste of what's to come when the new chapter launches proper. You can take a closer look at the killer on the below trailer.

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It'll certainly be interesting to see if this latest addition to the game can shake up our existing Dead By Daylight Killers Tier List. Only time will tell; but for now, let's satisfy our curiosity by taking a look at what this new killer has in store for players.

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29 November 2021 -

We're now just over 24 hours away from the launch of Dead By Daylight Chapter 22. In the meantime, make sure to make the most of the game's existing Blood Hunt event, all Bloodpoints earned in a match doubled until November 29.

The Artist Lore In Dead By Daylight

Because who doesn't love learning about the backstory of these loveable killers? So here it is:

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The new Killer is The Artist: gifted but tormented Chilean painter Carmina Mora. Carmina was on the verge of taking her own life just before she was saved by an eerie murder of crows. The unreal experience transformed her jet-black ink surrealist art form into a bolder, larger and more colorful expression. She started painting large-scale militant murals on street corners, exposing local corruption. Everywhere she performed, crows followed. As she soared in the public eye and shed more light on corruption, she started receiving death threats. The fateful moment arrived, and Carmina was abducted with her friends and taken to an abandoned graveyard in the middle of the desert. Her wrists were severed, and her tongue chopped off. At the same moment, a torrent of crows erupted from the clouds once again, this time to assault her assailants as well as her friends. After this brutal encounter left her maimed, Carmina was taken by The Entity. Twisted into a grotesque vessel of vengeance, she would turn anyone in her path into carrion for the flock. 
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The Artist Killer Power

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BIRDS OF TORMENT

Press and hold the Power button to charge Birds of Torment. Once fully charged, tap the Attack button to summon a Dire Crow. You can repeat the action quickly by continuously holding down the Power button and tapping the Attack button again.

When at least one Dire Crow is summoned, it stays idle for a limited time. Spawning a new Dire Crow will extend the time the previously spawned Dire Crow stays idle.

Tap the Ability button to propel the Dire Crows into flight.

Dire Crows can inflict damage for a short distance when flying. This is indicated to the killer by the Dire Crow's Flight Path.

Once a Dire Crow continues past the Flight Path, it will no longer inflict damage but can now pass through any obstacles and reveal nearby Survivors using Killer Instinct.

In this phase, Dire Crows will create a Swarm around Survivors they hit, allowing the killer to see the Swarm's Aura on the Survivor. The Survivor can repel the Swarm by completing the Repel action or by entering a Locker. During this time, the Swarm's Aura is not shown to the killer.

A Survivor being swarmed will receive damage if they are hit by a second Dire Crow. Survivors can destroy Dire Crows using Flashlights, Firecrackers, or Flash Grenades.

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The Artist Perks

So far Behaviour Interactive has revealed only a small piece of information about the new killers perks, but we should have more intel once the killer is live on the PTB servers later today.

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GRIM EMBRACE - Level 30

Your act of servitude to The Entity has not gone unnoticed.

Each time a Survivor is hooked for the first time, Grim Embrace gains a Token.

Upon reaching 4 Tokens Grim Embrace activates:

  • The Entity blocks all Generators for 20/25/30 seconds.
  • The Aura of the Obsession is revealed to you for 4 seconds.
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"Are we nothing but prisoners to our sorrow?" - Carmina Mora

SCOURGE HOOK: PAIN RESONANCE - Level 35

Overwhelming pain reverberates outwards.

At the start of the Trial, 4 random Hooks are changed into Scourge Hooks:

  • The Auras of Scourge Hooks are revealed to you in white.
  • Any time a Survivor is hooked on a Scourge Hook the Generator with the most Progression explodes, instantly losing 9/12/15 % Progression and will start to regress.
  • Survivors repairing that Generator will scream, revealing their location.
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"The pain spills beyond flesh/darkness staining the horizon." - Girl in the Shadow by Carmina Mora

HEX: PENTIMENTO - Level

You reveal the true power of the Totems, hidden within their remains.

You see the Auras of destroyed Totems. You can perform a ritual on a destroyed Totem to resurrect it as a Rekindled Totem. The more Rekindled Totems you create, the greater their effects:

  • 1 Totem: Reduces the Repair speed of all Survivors by 20/25/30 %.
  • 2 Totems: Reduces the Healing speed of all Survivors by 20/25/30 %.
  • 3 Totems: Reduces the Recovery speed of all Survivors by 20/25/30 %.
  • 4 Totems: Reduces the Gate Opening speed of all Survivors by 20/25/30 %.
  • 5 Totems: All Totems are blocked by The Entity .
  • When a Rekindled Totem is removed, its remains are consumed by The Entity.
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"Though a pentimento is an inherently concealed piece of art, there is something to be said of the desire to discover that which is beyond." - A Guide to Art & Process (1961)

The Artist Mori

Now the thing you probably want to see is that all-important Mori animation for The Artist. Well, take a look just below, courtesy of some footage from not Otzdarva. The Mori animation starts at 19 minutes in.