[Top 5] Dead By Daylight Best Item Perks That Are Excellent

Best Item Perks, Dead By Daylight

Various Item perks have great advantages for items which survivors use during the game; however, this review will look at the most powerful and efficient item perks which will make the biggest difference in the items within the game and increase the chance of winning the game against the killer. 

Now, let the fog reveal the best Item perks for the Survivors: 

5. Plunderer's Instinct

Plunderer's Instinct Unlocks potential in your Aura-reading ability: The Auras of closed Chests and dropped Items in the environment within 16/24/32 metres of your location are revealed to you. It grants a considerably better chance of finding an Item of a higher Rarity from Chests.

It is an amazing perk when searching through chests throughout the map. It allows you to find high-rarity items and share them with your teammates, making it a great item for item cooperation.

Advantages of using Plunderer's Instinct: 

  • ​Very powerful for finding high-rarity items from chests, allowing you to maximise the opportunity of using rare items, with the opportunity to combine those items with other perks such as Built to Last, which can maximise the chance of winning. 

Possible Disadvantages: 

  • There would be no major disadvantages, other than wasteful if the other survivors' chests were to be opened when playing solo and not known. 

For more information about this perk: https://deadbydaylight.fandom.com/wiki/Plunderer%27s_Instinct


4. Ace in the Hole

Ace in the hole works so that when retrieving an Item from a Chest, there is a chance an Add-on will be attached to it. 100 % chance for an Add-on of Very Rare Rarity or lower. 10/25/50 % chance for a second Add-on of Uncommon Rarity or lower. Ace in the Hole allows you to keep any Add-ons your Item has equipped upon escaping.

The perk gives you the advantage of getting add-ons for the items, which is very helpful when maximising the potentiality of the item in the game. 

Advantages of using Ace in the hole: 

  • ​Ace in the hole is a very good item perk as it gives you a 100% chance of getting an add-on which is good as you will be able to use the item at its fullest potential.

Possible Disadvantages: 

  • The perk can be a waste for some players, as winning the game is not all about having items but more about having the skill in the game; nonetheless, the add-ons can be quite bad if not lucky enough with this perk. 

For more information about this perk: https://deadbydaylight.fandom.com/wiki/Ace_in_the_Hole


3. Pharmacy

The pharmacy perk works whenever you are in the Injured State; Pharmacy activates: Increases the Unlocking speed of Chests by 40/60/80 %. Reduces the Hearing range of noises related to Unlocking by -8 metres. Guarantees an Emergency Med-Kit when unlocking a Chest.

With the perk, it can be quite good when you are injured, which is a guaranteed medkit that can save your life, making it one of the best perks for medkit advantage. 

Advantages of using Pharmacy: 

  • It allows you to get a guaranteed medkit when you are injured, which is quite good, as the perk can save your life in the game, especially when it guarantees you an emergency medkit, which is one of the fastest medkits in the game.

Possible Disadvantages: 

  • The perk can be risky, as it only activates when you are in an injured state, and at any moment, there is a chance the killer can hit you.

For more information about this perk: https://deadbydaylight.fandom.com/wiki/Pharmacy


2. Streetwise

Streetwise increase the Efficiency of your Items by 15/20/25 %. Streetwise extends its effect to all other Survivors within 8 metres of your location and lingers for 15 seconds.

With Streetwise, it can increase the efficiency of items for all the survivors within a specific range, which makes it a very powerful item perk, as efficiency plays a big role in the increase of progression in the game. 

Advantages of using Streetwise: 

  • The power of Streetwise will bring efficiency of items to all the survivors, and it is powerful when playing with teammates, as it will maximise the efficiency of this perk, therefore maximising the progression within the game. 

Possible Disadvantages: 

  • Its effects are maximised if the survivors are close to each other, which only happens 10% of the time within the whole game, which is quite improbable unless playing with teammates.

For more information about this perk: https://deadbydaylight.fandom.com/wiki/Streetwise


1. Built to Last

Built to Last Hiding works when hiding inside a Locker for 14/13/12 seconds while carrying a depleted Item will replenish its Charges to 99 %. Each use of Built to Last reduces this percentage by -33 %.

It is considered to be one of the best item perks in the game, as it allows you to recharge the items by just going into a locker, allowing you to charge your items at least three times, making it a very renewable perk and especially very powerful when recharging high rarity items. 

Advantages of using Built to Last: 

  • Enables you to recharge items multiple times throughout the game, which is very powerful, especially recharging items such as toolboxes that will allow you to progress within the game much faster. 

Possible Disadvantages: 

  • Very weak against Franklin's demise, where the killer can make you drop the item when getting hit, which makes the perk very weak when you don't have any items on you. 

For more information about this perk: https://deadbydaylight.fandom.com/wiki/Built_to_Last


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