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Ultimate Guide To The Pig in Dead by Daylight

Ultimate Guide To The Pig in Dead by Daylight

The Pig or Amanda Young belongs to the SAW franchise. She was added to the roster of killers in Dead by Daylight in the Chapter 7 DLC. What are her standout features? Are there any perks with looking into? How to play her and many other tips and tricks will be the focus of this ultimate guide to The Pig.

The Pig is a jack of many trades. She can practically go invisible with her crouching ability and come out from it swings like a mad woman. Her Reverse Bear Traps puts a damper on survivors foolish enough to think they will get out the exit. These traps can insta-kill any survivor if they are unable to find a solution. She is easy to pick up and relatively hard to master but not out of reach.


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

Is The Pig (Amanda Young) good for beginners?

The Pig (Amanda Young)

The Pig is a stealthy killer and she can transition into an aggressive one with the right use of her crouching-dashing ability. This makes her very easy to choose for players. However, her special Reverse Bear Trap ability does take some getting used to.

Combining these varying playstyles does put her in a hard learning curve for most beginners but she is easy to get acquainted with.

Are The Pig Perks worth upgrading?

Surveillance is a terrific perk at not only disrupting generator progression but also tracking survivors. In the window when the generators are regressing, if a survivor interacts with it it will notify the killer of their location. You can use this time to jump the survivor with your crouching ability.

Make Your Choice is another amazing perk to upgrade. This will apply the Exposed Status debuff to any survivor brave enough to rescue their teammates from the hook. They will also scream, giving you valuable tracking information.

What are The Pig Perks?

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

Scourge Hook: Hangman's Trick

Scourge Hook: Hangman’s Trick

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

  • The Auras of these hooks are revealed to you in white.
  • Receive a Loud Noise Notification, whenever a Survivor starts sabotaging a Hook.
  • While carrying a Survivor, the Auras of all Survivors within 8/9/10 meters of a Scourge Hook are revealed to you


The Auras of regressing Generators are highlighted in white.

If the Regression progress is interrupted on a Generator, its Aura will be highlighted in yellow for 8/12/16 seconds.

Make Your Choice

Make Your Choice

Each time a Survivor is rescued from a Hook when you are at least 32 meters away, this perk activates:

  • The Rescuer screams and suffers from the Exposed Status Effect for the next 40/50/60 seconds.
  • Make Your Choice has a cooldown of 40/50/60 seconds.

What Weapon does The Pig have?

Hidden Blade

The Pig must have been part of the Assassin’s Order since she has the Hidden Blade as her primary weapon. This stealthy blade is used to dispatch Templar higher-ups in influential places, Oh sorry wrong game!

What Powers does The Pig have?

Reverse Bear Traps

Her main power comes in the form of Jigsaw’s Baptism. She has 4 Reverse Bear Traps in her arsenal from the get-go. She can only place these traps on the heads of downed survivors. The traps will stay inactive until one of the generators is completed.

Once a generator is finished, all the inactive traps spring into action. Survivors with them on will have 150 seconds before the traps go off. If the Death Timer runs out, the trap will trigger, instantly killing the survivor right then and there. It will count as a sacrifice directly.

The timer will pause for the moment the survivor is either hooked, downed, or being chased by the killer. Survivors can not use the exit gate if the trap is active. If they reach the point of no return with an active trap, they will die. They can, however, leave with an inactive trap.

Survivors with active traps will have to seek out Jigsaw Boxes randomly placed on the map. A random number of these boxes from 1 to 4 will have to be searched for the key to deactivate the trap and get out of the trial.

The killer can Crouch to become Undetectable at the cost of lower movement speed. It makes her incredibly stealthy and aids in stalking her prey.

Additionally, she can perform an Ambush Dash attack which needs to be charged while crouched. The dash lasts for 2 seconds and her movement speed is heightened.

Is The Pig fun to play?

Is The Pig (Amanda Young) fun to play?

The Pig is a mix of everything in Dead by Daylight. She can be stealthy, she can slow down trials with her traps, and she can chase and cover the distance easily with her crouch ambush. She is great in many aspects and fun overall.

It isn’t as easy as it sounds though. However, unlike most killers with a unique playstyle, hers is amongst the easiest to master but it still is a different style than the rest which you have to practice for.

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

tips and tricks the Pig

Here are some tips that you can employ when playing as this killer:

  • Crate of Gears and Bag of Gears add-ons will increase the time it takes survivors to search the Jigsaw Boxes. It means that they will be sitting ducks while searching for the solution and you can take that time to get a jump on them.
  • Combat Straps add-on will let you transition from standing to crouched and vice versa faster.
  • If you are really into the stealthy killing style then John’s Medical File add-on makes her move faster while crouched.
  • The Shattered Syringe and Workshop Grease add-ons will lower the downtime of missing an Ambush Dash and the latter will also charge this ability quicker.
  • Needless to say, attach the Reverse Bear Traps on every survivor you can get your hands on. The best strategy at the start is to target each survivor in the trial and gradually try to place the trap on all of them as soon as possible.
  • Try not to chase survivors with active traps on them. They will be busy finding the solution ignoring all objectives. Divert your attention to other trap-less survivors in the meantime.
  • Placing a trap around the time of the last generator will stop the survivors dead in their tracks. They will be forced to find the Jigsaw Boxes before they can exit.
  • The Reverse Bear Traps will rarely get a kill but their terrifying nature causes a widespread panic which the killer can capitalize on.
  • Use her crouching Undetectable state with a mix of good tracking perks and add-ons to surprise unsuspecting survivors.
  • You can utilize her crouch-ambush dash ability in loops to quickly catch up to pursuing prey. Not an easy maneuver to pull off though.

The Pig is amongst the best killers in Dead by Daylight if you are using her right. She is straightforward and with enough flair to make her stand out from the sea of regular killers in the game.