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Ultimate Guide To The Trickster in Dead by Daylight

Ultimate Guide To The Trickster in Dead by Daylight

The Trickster can easily double-cross you when you least expect it. She is fast and hunts down her enemies like a butcher. Find out everything you need to know about this Killer right here!

The Trickster, or Ji-Woon Hak (Korean: 학지운), is a maliciously clever Killer that was first introduced in the DLC Chapter 19: All-Kill. This South Korean bloodthirsty Murderer has a lot of tactics up his sleeves to take down any Survivor that crosses his path.


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

Is The Trickster (Ji-Woon Hak) good for beginners?

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“Armed with an arsenal of throwing knives, The Trickster overwhelms fleeing Survivors with a relentless barrage of blades.”

The Trickster is a malicious ranged Killer who is able to engulf his prey in a tornado of blades rapidly with his Power, Showstopper. Any Survivor that even dares come to the aid of downed allies will meet the same fate of victimhood.

The Trickster is generally considered to be an intermediate Killer to understand completely. He may give you some difficulty if you select him as a beginner unless you are sure that you want to invest time in learning him.

The Trickster can be a decent choice for veterans who have some sort of understanding of the game and are curious about playing Killers with a degree of technical expertise in Dead By Daylight.

Difficulty: Moderate.

Are The Trickster Perks worth upgrading?

The Trickster’s Perks are tailor-made for hunting down Survivors and crushing their spirits inside The Realm.

Since the Trickster’s novelty is that he is a ranged Killer, his Perks work incredibly well if you truly understand him inside out. His Perks, such as Starstruck and No Way Out, complement his playstyle and abilities very well.

What Perks Does The Trickster Have?

The Trickster provides 3 unique Perks that you can acquire with him:


Everyone is in awe when they witness your showmanship. If you carry a downed Survivor toward the hook, this Perk will activate automatically.

When active, all Survivors obtain the Exposed Status Effect if they are anywhere inside your Terror Radius. This effect will persist for 26/28/30 seconds even after they flee out of your Terror Radius.
Once you hook (or drop) the Survivor, Starstuck will automatically deactivate. This Perk has a cooldown of 60 seconds.

Hex: Crowd Control

When any Survivor attempts to perform the Rush Vault action in a match, this Perk will get triggered.
While active, this Perk will block vaulted windows for a total duration of 40/50/60 seconds to all Survivors.

These effects will continue until the Hex Perk’s Hex Totem is cleansed (or blessed).

No Way Out:

Not everyone is allowed inside the VIP Room.
Every instance you hook a Survivor for the first time, this Perk obtains 1 Token.
This Perk will activate once the Exit Gates are powered.

While active, you will obtain a Loud Noise Notification every time a Survivor interacts with an Exit Gate Switch. The Entity will also block both Exit Gate Switches for around 12 seconds as base time plus 6/9/12 seconds additional duration per Token within your possession.

What Weapon does The Trickster have?

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Weapon: Polished Head-Smasher

This Primary Weapon is a customized metallic bat with extremely sharp edges and a firm grip for The Trickster.

What Power does The Trickster have?

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Power: Showstopper

“A mesmerising skill honed through a lifetime of practice, Ji-Woon Hak unleashes a flurry of knives with rapid-fire speed.”

You will begin the Trial with around 44 blades at the beginning.
Once you press and hold down the Power button, you will begin the Throw State.
In this state, you can rapidly tap the Attack button to throw knife blades individually at Survivors.

You can even hold down the Attack button to unleash a tornado of knife blades at the Survivors at the cost of decreased Movement Speed.

You can restock your knife blades at Lockers on the map.

Is The Trickster fun to play?

The Trickster can be really fun to play with as long as you learn how to play him as both a melee striker and a ranged projectile shooter. For that, you will need to invest the necessary time to learn this Killer.

The Trickster is not that difficult to grasp, and shares some mechanics with simpler Killers. This can help you adapt faster and enjoy playing him.

With enough patience, experience, and time, you will surely end up loving playing as The Trickster.

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

  • Don’t be afraid to get closer. The Trickster is a sadistic Showman and can work very well with an aggressive playstyle up close to Survivors. His 110% base Movement Speed can help him close distances faster, utilize it.
  • Knives not used are Knives wasted. The Trickster’s main playstyle is heavily dependent on utilizing his Knives to their maximum capability. Use them as often as you can and go wild. Then, restock and repeat.
    Remember, there’s no point in being a Knife Hoarder!
  • You can upgrade The Trickster’s utensils and kitchenware to maximize his Killing Potential in a match.
  • No Killer is without weakness. The Trickster’s particular weakness is that he is limited beyond his knives and fast speed. Therefore, to be able to hunt down Survivors effectively, be wary of everything going on in your surroundings.
  • The Trickster is ideal for small maps cause of his agility. Just make sure you don’t overdo a chase-down and get tunnel-visioned.
  • A common Tactic with The Trickster is to wander around in the match until you spot Survivors and then utilize his fast speed to terrorize and down them.

That’s everything for now on The Trickster 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!