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Ultimate Guide To The Dredge in Dead by Daylight

Ultimate Guide To The Dredge in Dead by Daylight

Introduced just recently in 2022, Dredge has easily dominated the Killing frontier for many Dead By Daylight enthusiasts. His moveset requires some understanding of the game’s mechanics. Let’s take a detailed look at this killer.

The Dredge is one of the 33 Killers available in Dead By Daylight’s roster of vicious demons and terrorizing spirits. He was recently introduced in the DLC Chapter 24: Roots of Dread.


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

Is The Dredge (The Druanee) good for beginners?

The Dredge Dead by Daylight

“A twisted abomination too disturbing to bear, The Dredge’s malevolence is palpable. All light slowly drains in its presence, surround Survivors in darkness…”

This Killer is a brutalized manifestation of all the dark and devilish thoughts of a previously prosperous community. The Dredge is capable of teleporting around between lockers and also summoning overpowering darkness over cowering Survivors.

It has Perks specifically catered to finding and hunting down Survivors no matter where they try to run or hide. They cannot even heal in peace anywhere on the map if they are unfortunate enough to face this monstrosity cause of its ability to afflict Blindness and Exhausted Status Effects.

To be able to play well with The Dredge, you will need to develop a sense of his basics and get exposure to his play style. The Dredge is not as difficult but does need a little time and investment for comfort.

Difficulty: Medium

Are The Dredge Perks worth upgrading?

The Dredge’s Perks can easily be considered ideal for chasing and hunting down Survivors. Dissolution, Darkness Revealed, and Septic Touch are all tailor-made for chasing and targeting The Dredge’s prey all over the map.

The Dredge’s Perks create a style of play that is much more engaged and aggressive and allows you to stay ready for any possible encounter with a fleeing Survivor.

These factors alone show how its playstyle is more reliant on its Perks. Therefore, we recommend that you definitely upgrade its Perks.

What Perks Does The Dredge Have?

The Dredge has 3 unique Perks that come with him.


Every object turns to dust, and there is no escape from this inevitable demise.
3 seconds after The Dredge gets to injure a Survivor, Dissolution will become active for 12/16/20 seconds.

While activated, any Survivor lying inside your Terror Radius that attempts to vault over a Pallet will be doomed by The Entity as it crushes the Pallet at the very end of the vault animation – defeating its purpose. Once the Pallet has been destroyed, this Perk will deactivate.

Darkness Revealed

No location is safe anymore with your lingering presence.
Whenever The Dredge digs through Lockers, all Survivors within 8 meters of any Locker will expose their Aura to this disfigured monstrosity for 3/4/5 seconds. This Perk has a 30-second cooldown.

Septic Touch

Healing can no longer delay what is inevitable. This Perk activates whenever The Dredge is near a Survivor attempting to Heal any ally.

Any Survivor that lies within The Dredge’s Terror Radius will be afflicted with the Blindness and Exhausted Statues Effects if they perform Healing Action.
Once their Healing Action gets disrupted, Septic Touch’s effects linger for a further 6/8/10 seconds.

What Weapon does The Dredge have?

Knotted Appendage

Weapon: Knotted Appendage

This serves as The Dredge’s Primary Weapon in all matches. It is a terrifying creation composed of crudely mixed body parts.

What Power does The Dredge have?

Reign of Darkness

Power: Reign of Darkness

“Like a dark thought, The Dredge is difficult to shake. And when night falls, it is nearly impossible.”

The Dredge begins the Trial with 3 Tokens in possession. This Power can be used to activate The Gloaming by pressing and holding down the Power button.

Special Ability: THE GLOAMING

The Gloaming is an ability that lets The Dredge leave a Remnant behind so that it can roam freely in the Trial Grounds at a slightly slower speed. Keep in mind that your Remnant can be disabled once you teleport to a Locker. It can even be deactivated by coming into contact with a Survivor.

To return to the Remnant you left behind, go to any Locker and press the Ability button. Each teleportation will cost 1 Token. Once you exit a Locker or teleport back to your Remnant, The Gloaming will deactivate.

The Gloaming has a cooldown of 12 seconds.

Special Ability: Nightfall

Whenever you get to injure or hook a Survivor as The Dredge, The Nightfall Meter will start building up. It will even build when you teleport between lockers. This meter will build up faster with more Survivors in the Injured State.

Once you completely fill its meter, Nightfall starts automatically. This ability will completely devour the map with darkness and leave Survivors to fetch for themselves with little sight.

Nightfall will end after 60 seconds of having been activated.

The Dredge becomes Undetectable during Nightfall and gains increased Teleportation speed. Furthermore, the Power cooldown gets reduced to 4 seconds only and Killer Instinct gets activated on every Survivor that lies within 16 meters of the Locker currently occupied by The Dredge.

Is The Dredge fun to play?

The Dredge can be thrilling for players and much more easily accessible than many other Killers on the Dead By Daylight roster. The Druanee is a moderately difficult Killer to master. So, even beginners can have fun with this beast.

If you are new to the game and want to still play as The Dredge, shoot your shot and have fun! In fact, with enough experience, you can easily master this Killer and rise in the ranks with it.

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

  • You should try your best to cause Nightfall as quickly as you can. Nightfall is The Dredge’s trump card.
  • You should frequently look through Lockers by making the most of The Dredge’s teleporting ability.
  • If you realize that a Survivor is near a Locker, teleport to it to have the element of surprise with you when you strike.
  • The Dredge is great for both chasing and stealth attacks. Be dynamic with your approach depending on the circumstance.

That’s everything for now on The Dredge in Dead by Daylight. We hope you find this guide helpful and stay tuned for more on DBD in the days to come. We have covered all the killers in similar fashion, so head on to GV and check them out!