All 6 Dead by Daylight Tools of Torment Survivor Perks ranked from worst to best

Dead by Daylight has brought two new survivors to The Fog, siblings Thalita and Renato Lyra. Together, the two brought a new genre of perks to the game called “Teamwork.” Whether this is something players will see more of, similar to the boon perks, is yet to be confirmed, but it seems likely. This new aspect helps motivate survivors to stay together, which many solo queue players don’t. Overall, Renato and Thalita have some unique perks that some might argue are vastly superior to The Skull Merchant perks, and proves that Behavior continues to give the survivors an edge over the killer. Either way, between these two new characters, you might be wondering which perks are the best for survivors in Chapter 27 of Dead by Daylight: Tools of Torment.

6. Teamwork: Power of Two (Thalita Lyra)

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Power of Two increases the movement speed of you and another teammate by 5% after one of you heals the other, but only if you both stay close. While this is great in concept, it’s actually very difficult to pull off. Considering that 5% haste doesn’t give you that much extra movement speed, it might not be worth a whole perk slot unless you have an entire build geared towards moving faster.

Based on a few matches that took advantage of this, the results were very inconsistent. If anything, I think it might have been more annoying for my teammates as constantly stalking them during a chase might have drawn more attention to both of us. It might be best to break up and just take the chances that the killer will only focus on one of you. It’s safe to say that this perk cannot be relied on alone, it definitely needs to be reinforced with other perks and competent teammates.

5. Teamwork: Collective Stealth (Renato Lyra)

Collective stealth hides the scratch marks from you and a teammate after healing each other and only if the two stay within 12 yards of each other. Collective Stealth suffers from exactly the same problems as Power of Two. Staying side by side with a teammate isn’t easy, especially when that teammate is random.

Having your scratch marks hidden is incredibly useful, but having to follow someone else to activate the ability is frustrating. If you’re both being pursued by the killer, there could be trouble if you both try to skip a window or one accidentally drops a palette on top of the other. If the killer has a good view of you, hidden claw marks are irrelevant. This perk seemed to work best in Coldwind Farm as the killer relies heavily on claw marks due to the difficulty of seeing survivors in the cornfields. If you’re planning on doing this with a friend, be sure to have some Coldwind Farm map deals ready.

4. Cut loose (Thalita Lyra)

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Cut Loose gives Quick & Quiet some serious competition as it also suppresses the notification and sound effects after a rushed vault. It’s also worth mentioning that the two can actually be used together to be even more sneaky, considering that Cut Loose only works if you’ve already made a quick jump 6 seconds before. This is an excellent perk for those who can’t rely on their skills to guide the assassin for too long and need a clever escape.

Combine this with Lithe and Dance With Me and your chances of survival will surely increase as long as you remember to stay directly out of the killer’s line of sight. Aside from running away with it, it also works pretty well if you just hide in the area after the soundproof vault. This could completely scare off the killer and cause him to stop looking for you.

Cut Loose lands in fourth place because the player doesn’t have to depend on other survivors for it to work effectively. But it’s still not the best perk to run all alone – this one works best in a very specific build.

3. Background Player (Renato Lyra)

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How many times have you tried to save your teammate from getting hooked, whether it was with sabo, a flashlight, or even body blocking, but you were just a second late? The background player is an excellent perk for rescue builds as it gives players a movement boost of 150% of their normal speed for 4 seconds after picking up their teammate and this actually makes the gameplay more engaging.

While this is a prime perk for experienced players, not every player will find it useful – especially newer players. Background Player is an asset for those willing to risk their lives and run straight into the killer to save a friend, and unfortunately that’s not what many DBD players want, which is why this sits in third place.

2. Friendly Competition (Thalita Lyra)

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Friendly competition gives you and another teammate 5% generator repair speed for up to a maximum of 75 seconds after you both complete a generator together. There are many advantages to running this and there aren’t many disadvantages aside from the fact that it works best if you find a generator sooner rather than later. Combine this with Prove Thyself, Bond and other generator speed boost perks and it’s a solid build.

Nothing extreme needs to be done to enable friendly competition. All you have to do is finish a generator with another survivor, which you should do anyway. Based on the few matches played with this perk, Friendly Competition only seemed ineffective when we were being chased off the generator by the Killer before the end.

While some might say the background player is a better perk considering it’s vital to a great flashlight save, the average player doesn’t have the required skill level to make the most of the background player, which is why Friendly Competition takes second place here.

1. Blood Rage (Renato Lyra)

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Blood Rush has to take first place because it allows the player to use a fatigue perk twice, and fatigue perks are hands down some of the best in the game. In various attempts with this perk, it has proven to be effective in escaping the killer, especially in combination with Sprint Burst.

Being able to use Sprint Burst twice is pretty insane, and there’s a good chance the killer will just walk away from you. The only downside is that you have to be injured for this perk to work, but the fact that you’re automatically healed of the injured effect shortly after makes it all the more rewarding to use. There are endless possibilities of what can be done with this perk considering how many perks it can be stacked with. Renato Lyra might be a must buy because of Blood Rush.

With all that said, if you’re a more experienced player looking to go flashlight hunting, run sabo, or loop the killer for days, then overall Renato Lyra is the better survivor to unlock. On the other hand, if you prefer more low-action games and prefer to stay hidden, take out a few gens, and escape discreetly, then you would enjoy the benefits of Thalita Lyra more.

For more information on Thalita Lyra and Renato Lyra perks and how to use them, check out our dedicated guides for each character. All 6 Dead by Daylight Tools of Torment Survivor Perks ranked from worst to best

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