Dead By Daylight best Freddy Krueger build (August 2023)

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August 7, 2023 - We've updated our Freddy Krueger build.

The best Dead By Daylight Freddy Krueger build can be a bit tricky to finesse. Another iconic horror legend added to the Fog's roster, alongside legends like Leatherface and Michael Myers, Freddy Krueger is a fun and highly mobile killer. There are several intricacies to Freddy's gameplay, but we'll go through everything you need to know to become the King of Nightmares.

In-game, Freddy Krueger is referred to as The Nightmare, but for this guide, we'll use his character name as a point of reference. This handy build guide will help you become the best nightmare hunter by providing the best perks and add-ons, as well as any other tips and tricks, for Freddy Krueger.

Dead By Daylight Freddy Krueger perks

Freddy Krueger has three unique perks that can eventually be unlocked for other Killers via the Bloodweb.

Fire Up

You gain a stackable 3/3.5/4% Action Speed bonus to picking up and dropping Survivors, breaking Pallets and Unbreakable Walls, damaging Generators, as well as Vaulting Windows each time a Generator is completed.

Blood Warden

When you hook a Survivor after the Exit Gates are open, the Entity will block the exit gate for all Survivors and reveal their Aura when they are standing near the Exit Gate for 30/40/60 seconds.

Remember Me

Each time you hit your Obsession with a Basic Attack, you gain a Token. The opening of the Exit Gates is increased by up to a maximum of 8/12/16 additional seconds. However, the Obsession is unaffected by this penalty.

What are the best builds and perks for Freddy Krueger?

So, here's our guide for the Best possible Freddy Krueger perks build:

Bloody Warden (The Nightmare perk)

The auras of all Survivors that are standing within the Exit-Gate area are revealed to Freddy Krueger.

Hex Ruin (The Hag perk)

All Generators automatically regress a 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.

Save The Best for Last (The Shape perk)

Every time Freddy hits a survivor that is not their obsession, this perk gains one token. Gain a stackable 5% cooldown per token (up to a maximum of 40%).

Corrupt Intervention (The Plague perk)

The three furthest generators from Freddy's location are blocked for 120 seconds.

Dead By Daylight Freddy Krueger powers

Freddy Krueger's Power is called Dream Demon.

Dream Demon makes Freddy Krueger invisible to Survivors more than 32 meters away from him. At 32 to 16 meters, he flickers in and out of existence, and Survivors who are asleep can see him fully. His terror radius, however, can be heard but is completely non-directional.

His passive ability forces Survivors to enter into micro-sleep, where Freddy's main powers come into play. His main power via Dream Demon is Dream Projection. With this ability, Freddy is able to Teleport to a generator that he can see. The cooldown for Dream Projection is reduced by a stackable 15% for each Survivor in the Dream World.

Depending on certain add-ons, Freddy can also use Dream Snares and Dream Pallets.

Best add-ons for Freddy Krueger

Freddy Krueger is a highly mobile Killer and he can get around maps fairly quickly due to his Dream Projection. This is why the best add-ons for the Nightmare complement Freddy Krueger's mobility.

Red Paint Brush

This add-on causes all Survivors to start the trial in the Dream World. Red Paint Brush gives you a significant advantage. For one, Survivors will work slower on generators, they'll heal slower, etc. Also, Survivors cannot wake up until they successfully finish a skill check.

Class Photo

An excellent and deceptive add-on that surprises Survivors due to all generators spewing a fountain of blood when you use your Dream Projection. The downside is you can no longer cancel Dream Projection. Nevertheless, Class Photo is powerful especially if paired with perks that reveal Survivors like Discordance.

Blue Dress

This add-on slightly increases the regression penalties for Survivors in the Dream World. Skill checks now increase the penalty for healing by 4%, and Survivors who fail these skill checks are now revealed for 4 seconds.


Paint Thinner

This add-on adds Dream Pallets to your arsenal instead of Dream Snares. While not as strong as the latter, Dream Pallets will absolutely keep survivors second-guessing each pallet they go to.

Freddy Krueger tips and tricks

  • If you are chasing a Survivor and you see them running towards an incomplete generator, you can teleport to that generator using your Dream Projection. It'll catch the Survivor off guard, and you can go for an easy hit.
  • Dream Snares are perfect at shortening a loop, so place them just before a pallet or window to prevent Survivors from getting the speed necessary to escape your hits.
  • You can fake teleports. This is perfect if you have a perk like Surveillance that lets you know which generators are being worked on, enabling you to teleport to the correct location.
  • Don't go out of your way to do this, but the best way to mess with Survivors is to keep them asleep, but sometimes they'll interact with a clock to wake themselves up. So, the best thing to do is Dream Snare any clocks nearby, so you have a better idea of where Survivors will go once they're in the Dream World.

So, that's all you need to know about the best Freddy Krueger builds in Dead by Daylight. Be sure to check back regularly to see how your build could be improved. In the meantime, be sure to check out everything we know about the newest Killer to join the roster: The Alien!

Be sure to also check out our best Michael Myers build and best Leatherface build for two other Hollywood icons in Dead By Daylight. We've also got an overall tier list to see how each killer ranks. For more guides and tips, check out our Dead By Daylight guides hub.

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