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Ultimate Guide To The Demogorgon in Dead by Daylight

Ultimate Guide To The Demogorgon in Dead by Daylight

The Demogorgon is the infamous killer from the Netflix’s hit series Stanger Things. He was added to Dead by Daylight in Chapter 13 DLC but was taken out in November 2021. For those who can still play with him, let us go over what makes this killer unique. We will also cover tips and tricks to use his abilities in the right manner.

The Demogorgon is a well-proportioned killer. He’s got stealth, traversal, and chase among other things under his belt. For this reason, he is a bit harder to get used to but not out of this world. Placing portals at the right locations and using Shred to literally shred survivors is very OP once you know what you are doing.


Here is a detailed guide that covers everything there is to know about The Demogorgon in Dead by Daylight to make it easier for you to decide whether to pick it or not.

Is The Demogorgon good for beginners?

The Demogorgon

The Demogorgon is a standard killer on the surface, however, his plethora of abilities does elevate his learning curve. He is great at a lot of things so you have to train with him to get his rhythm flowing. As a beginner, you will have to take some time to grasp his portal traveling ability and to come out of it swinging.

The only downside for beginners is that this killer has been removed from Dead by Daylight with the removal of Chapter 13 from the game.

Are The Demogorgon Perks worth upgrading?

With the departure of this killer, all of Demogorgon’s perks have their name changed and can be unlocked by all other killers through their respective Bloodwebs.

Surge or Jolt is one of the best perks in the entire game. Almost every killer benefits from this perk. It is great at causing a slowdown with every takedown and survivors will be forced to focus on completing generators.

Mind Breaker or Fearmonger is another great perk, benefiting many other killers’ playstyles. It will penalize survivors from repairing generators and slow them down, opening them for easy chase.

What are The Demogorgon Perks?

The Demogorgon has 3 unique perks with three tier levels in Dead by Daylight:


Surge or Jolt

When you put a Survivor into the Dying State with your Basic Attack, all Generators within 32 meters of you instantly explode and start regressing. Applies an immediate 8 % Progression penalty.

Surge has a cool-down of 60/50/40 seconds.

Cruel Limits

Cruel Limits or Claustrophobia

Whenever a Generator is completed, all Windows and Vault locations within 32 meters of it become blocked for all Survivors for the next 20/25/30 seconds.

The Auras of the blocked Vault locations are revealed to you for the duration.


Mindbreaker or Fearmonger

Whenever a Survivor is repairing a Generator, they suffer from the Exhausted Status Effect.

  • If the Survivor is already Exhausted, their Status Effect’s timer will be paused.
  • The Status Effect lingers for 3/4/5 seconds after the Survivor stops repairing.

What Weapon does The Demogorgon have?

Barbarous Claw

This extradimensional killer uses its Barbarous Claw as his weapon to rip its prey in half. The long fingers on these lithe arms pack quite a punch.

What Powers does The Demogorgon have?

Of the Abyss

The Demogorgon uses its Of The Abyss power to place portals in the arena to teleport between them instantly. The killer can set up to 6 portals at any given time. While standing near a portal, you can highlight another portal in view and traverse to that location immediately.

When you place the portal initially, it remains inactive. It is when you use one portal to teleport to another highlighted portal that they get activated. Active portals will reveal the locations of all survivors in close vicinity through the Killer Instinct. Just keep in mind that you have to use them once before they are active.

The Demogorgon stays cloaked for 5 seconds as he exits a portal, giving him a chance to get a jump on survivors.

Active portals are visible and can be sealed or destroyed by survivors if they interact with them. They suffer from the Oblivious Status effect while they are busy sealing the portal. However, survivors can not see and seal any inactive portals.

The killer can also unleash a devastating attack called Shred by holding the power button. This special lunge attack needs to be charged first. It propels the killer farther with boosted reach than a regular lunge attack. Any Breakable Wall or Pallet standing in your way while shredding gets destroyed quickly.

Is The Demogorgon fun to play?

Is The Demogorgon fun to play?

This killer is well-rounded. He has a nice traversal ability. He goes practically invisible when coming out of a portal so he’s got a bit of stealth. His Shred lunge can make quick work of pursuing survivors and even destroy pallets smoothly. His portals provide valuable tracking information by revealing nearby survivors.

All in all, The Demogorgon is a jack of many trades but not the king of any particular and thus a fun killer to play with.

Unfortunately, he isn’t available anymore if you haven’t purchased his DLC already. There are still ways of unlocking him by buying keys online so good luck finding them if you are interested.

What are some tips and tricks to get better with The Demogorgon?

tips and tricks - The Demogorgon

Here are some tips that you can employ when playing as The Demogorgon in Dead by Daylight:

  • Add-ons like Black Heart and Barb’s Glasses will lower the cooldown of Shred from both survivor hits and pallet hits respectively, readying it up again for faster subsequent uses.
  • Use Shred to swiftly eliminate powerful pallets in crucial loops. This will come in handy in later loops and chases.
  • Shredding through pallets is a good way of continuing chases.
  • Placing portals at the far ends of the map is a good strategy to cover massive distances.
  • In maps where there are upper floors, portals are best placed on the top floors since it is easier to access lower floors by simply falling down.
  • While on elevated floors and surfaces, using the Shred ability at the edge will send you flying to the lower section. It is a great way to gain distance when there is a survivor below.
  • The more you charge up the Shred ability the farther it will push you. If you let go of the ability button early, he will perform a small lunge. Use this information to your advantage depending on the space between you and the pursuing survivor.
  • A shorter shred charge is great for destroying pallets. The longer charge is best used when catching up to survivors.
  • When you see a survivor making their towards a window start charging up Shred. Keep an eye on the item in hand, if it disappears they are about to vault. In this case, cancel the charge. If they don’t vault in time then it is a great time to shred.
  • Do not place all of your portals at once. The portals won’t restock until survivors seal one of them.
  • Near the end of the trial, place portals close to generators. Activate them quickly and use their Killer Instinct ability to track survivors and get rid of them. You can even place a portal near the exit to stop survivors from bailing.
  • Avoid shredding in narrow corridors. You never know which surface might hinder your shred and cause unnecessary recovery.
  • Stairs are a good place to shred. You can go up and down quickly using this tactic.

Most new players won’t get to play with The Demogorgon in Dead by Daylight sadly. For those who can, it is an excellent killer and very well-balanced. He is strange but not incredibly inaccessible.