Best Builds for The Ghost Face (2023)

He may not be someone you know, but he’ll kill you just the same. This guide showcases the best builds for Dead by Daylight’s Ghost Face.

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An icon of 90s horror still going strong today, The Ghost Face is the silent and deadly Killer that stalks his prey for an immediate down, making him a highly efficient Killer in Dead by Daylight. Thriving in the shadows, the key to mastering his playstyle is to cling tightly to corners and carefully observe Survivors without being spotted. Though a master of stealth, Dead by Daylight’s Ghost Face can struggle in a straight-up chase with his lack of anti-loop; therefore, this Killer plays best with the right perks to empower his weaker aspects.


This guide will teach players the best builds to use with The Ghost Face in Dead by Daylight, featuring teachable and non-teachable perks for players of varying prestige levels.

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Without a great range of powerful base perks, The Ghost Face can be a little intimidating for newer players. Luckily, The Ghost Face comes with useful information perks like Thrilling Tremors that allow him to see progressed generators from afar. This build concentrates on pressuring these generators and chasing Survivors from them while limiting their use of Exhaustion perks.

  • Thrilling Tremors (The Ghost Face) – After picking up a Survivor, all generators not being repaired by Survivors are blocked by the Entity for 16 seconds. This effect can be triggered once every 60 seconds.
  • Fearmonger (General Perk) – Any Survivor working on a generator is inflicted with the Blindness and Exhausted status ailments. These effects linger for 5 seconds after stopping repairs.
  • Hex: No One Escapes Death (General Perk) – After the final generator is completed, all survivors suffer from the Exposed status ailment and users gain a 4% Haste effect until the Hex Totem is cleansed.
  • Jolt (General Perk) – Downing a Survivor causes all generators within a 32–meter radius to lose 8% progress.

The Ghost Face: Best Build (2023)


As aforementioned, The Ghost Face can struggle in a chase due to his lack of anti-loop. As such, it can be most efficient to run stick to Dead by Daylight‘s current gen-kicking meta, allowing The Ghost Face to gain information and slow down in a single action. In the event that a Survivor flees before The Ghost Face can stalk them, proxy camping a quickly regressing generator in stealth can gain plenty of value from The Blight’s Dragon’s Grip, also.

  • Call of Brine (The Onryo) – After kicking a generator, over the next 60 seconds it will regress at 200% normal speed, and each time a Survivor completes a skill check on it users will receive a noise notification.
  • Nowhere to Hide (The Knight) – Kicking a generator will reveal the aura of all Survivors within 24 meters for 5 seconds.
  • Dragon’s Grip (The Blight) – After damaging a generator, the next Survivor that interacts with it over the next 30 seconds will scream, revealing their location for 4 seconds and becoming Exposed for 60 seconds. This effect can be triggered once every 80 seconds.
  • Lethal Pursuer (The Nemesis) – At the start of the trial, all survivor’s auras are revealed for 9 seconds. This perk also increases the duration of other aura–reading abilities by an extra 2 seconds.

Dead by Daylight is currently available for Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.

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