The Twins or the duo of Charlotte and Victor is an original killer in Dead by Daylight. They came with the Chapter 18 DLC. This is one of the most distinct killers in the whole game. What makes them special? Are there any good perks to upgrade? How to use this killer’s unusual abilities right? All will be answered in this ultimate guide to the Twins.
The Twins are two very different killers in one. You have to manually switch between the two to get the most out of them. Victor’s insane speed and the ability to grab hold of survivors makes most chases a cinch. While Charlotte is the muscle of the operation, ready to pick up anybody Victor leaves behind.
Here is a detailed guide that covers everything there is to know about The Twins in Dead by Daylight to make it easier for you to decide whether to pick them or not.
Is The Twins (Charlotte & Victor Deshayes) good for beginners?
The Twins are cooperative killers. You have to individually control Charlotte or Victor while the other stays dormant. They both have their own set of abilities. For these reasons and more, this killer is incredibly difficult to learn especially for beginners.
Taking turns switching between the two and employing their powers effectively does take a lot of effort to perfect. It is best to stay clear of this duo when you are starting out. Practice only when you are able to acknowledge that you are playing with two separate killers at the same time.
Are The Twins Perks worth upgrading?
Oppression is the only perk in this killer’s arsenal that is worth upgrading. It is amazing at causing widespread generator regression. And with harder Skill Checks while repairing, it will make it a challenge for survivors to continue on completing their tasks.
For other perks, go for Sloppy Butcher, Fearmonger, and Deerstalker.
What are The Twins Perks?
The Twins have 3 unique perks with three tier levels in Dead by Daylight:
This perk triggers a Loud Noise Notification for 4 seconds, whenever a Survivor performs any of the following actions within 32/48/64 meters of your location:
- Unlocks a Chest.
- Pick up any Item.
- The perk also spawns 2 additional Chests in the Trial.
Performing the Damage Generator Action on a Generator activates this perk:
- This causes up to 3 additional Generators to also start regressing.
- Triggers a difficult Skill Check on all Survivors currently repairing one of those Generators.
- Oppression has a cool-down of 120/100/80 seconds.
Coup de Grâce
Whenever a Generator is completed, this perk gains 2 Tokens, up to a maximum of 10 Tokens:
- Increases the distance of your next Lunge Attack by 70/75/80 %, while consuming 1 Token.
What Weapon does The Twins have?
The Twins, or Charlotte in particular, carry around the Blade of Marseille as their main weapon. It is a morbidly modified farming tool ready to reap the souls of your victims. Victor uses his grubby little hands to attack.
What Powers do The Twins have?
The Twins are two killers in one and thus have individual abilities. This switching power is called Blood Bond.
Charlotte is your regular killer and doesn’t have many abilities of her own. The one thing she has going for her is that she is the only one who can carry downed survivors, Victor can not do this. In her dormant state, her Terror Radius and Red Stains remain hidden. She can also body-block survivors’ paths wherever she is standing.
Victor on the other hand is packed to the gills with abilities. He has better movement speed than Charlotte.
Charging his ability button will allow him to perform a far-reaching Pounce attack. If the survivor is in a Healthy State, Victor will Latch On to the target. If they are already injured then this attack will put them into the Dying State for Charlotte to pick them up.
As soon as he Latch On to a survivor, the controls will automatically switch to Charlotte. The survivor will suffer from Broken, Incapacitated, and Oblivious Status Effect while he clings on to them. They also won’t be able to enter lockers and leave through Exit Gates. While latched on, Victor will also exude Killer Instinct, revealing all other survivors near the afflicted survivor. A dormant Victor will also have a Killer Instinct radius.
Survivors will have to perform a Remove action to pull Victor away. Removing Victor or missing a Pounce will incapacitate him for a while, opening him up to be Crushed by survivors. Victor re-grows on Charlotte if he gets killed.
He can even block the doors of a Locker with a survivor inside then switch control to Charlotte to come and carry them off.
Victor, however, can’t see Scratch Marks or carry survivors as mentioned before. He can see Pools of Blood from injured survivors though. Additionally, Victor will automatically dissolve after 90 seconds and begin to re-grow on Charlotte. He also dies if he lands on any obstacle or surface that survivors can’t reach.
Are The Twins fun to play?
To get the most fun out of this killer you need to embrace their mindset. You have to essentially be in two places at once to play a game of chess with survivors. It is not as straightforward as most other killers in DBD but exciting nonetheless.
Effectively switching between Charlotte and Victor and utilizing their particular set of skills is the name of the game here. The duo is extremely great at controlling and causing panic on multiple points on the map. Once you do get their playstyle down, they are an amazing set of killers in one package.
What are some tips and tricks to get better with The Twins?
Here are some tips that you can employ when playing as The Twins in Dead by Daylight:
- Any add-ons like Bloody Black Hood and Tiny Fingernail that decrease the time to switch from Victor to Charlotte is a godsend. Since Victor can’t carry downed survivors and while latched on Charlotte has to quickly make her way to the victim, these add-ons will come quite in handy for quick swapping.
- The Toy Sword add-on will let Victor charge his Pounce attack faster.
- Ideally, you’d want Charlotte to hit as many survivors at the start as possible and then send Victor to use his speed and bring them down for Charlotte to hook them.
- While chasing and/or looping with Charlotte, quickly figure out whether it is even possible to catch the survivor. If not then immediately spawn Victor and use his impressive speed to latch onto them to slow them down for Charlotte.
- If Victor latches on to a survivor who is further away from Charlotte then it is best to leave them be. In the time it will take for Charlotte to approach them, the survivor would have drifted away and even removed Victor. Better to turn your attention to other survivors.
- It is easier to track injured survivors with Victor since he can only see Pools of Blood and not the regular Scratch Marks.
- Hide Victor in areas where there might be more traffic and use his Killer Instinct to reveal nearby survivors.
- The reach on Victor’s Pounce is massive. Don’t be afraid of missing the attack especially when the survivor is running in an open field.
- The Pounce from a hill or any elevation will send Victor flying even farther. It is a great way to close distance to survivors.
- Victor can jump over short obstacles and windows while pouncing.
- The best practice is to keep Charlotte in the middle of the map so that she can easily make her way to downed survivors.
The complexity of thinking about two separate killers is a little too much for most players. This is why you will rarely see people playing with the Twins in Dead by Daylight. But don’t be fooled by this, this pair of killers are insanely potent in the right hands.