DBD Rank 1 Killer Guide: Slugging
As you rise through the ranks as a killer, you’ll find that the veteran survivor teams get better and better at pushing the game to its limit. Hexes are found quicker, gens are repaired in a matter of 3-5 minutes, and chases are dragged out to a length of time that will leave the killer feeling helpless. The truth about these games is that, assuming the other team doesn’t make perfect reads over and over again in the early game, you’re not helpless, and there are a number of high-level tools at your disposal to even the odds against your opponents. This article will be going over one in particular: Slugging.
Slugging is when a killer downs a survivor and, instead of picking up and hooking them, leaves them on the ground and continues with his / her game. The idea behind this tactic is that the killer has already suppressed a survivor by putting him on the ground, and is trying to build momentum by adding to that pressure instead of getting closer to removing that survivor from the game.
Picture these two scenarios:
#A: The killer downs a survivor while the other three survivors are working on generators that are, on average, 75% done. The killer picks up the survivor, walks him to a hook, then begins putting pressure onto the other survivors.
#B: The killer downs a survivor while the other three survivors are working on generators that are, on average, 75% done. The killer immediately goes and pressures those other survivors.
If your first instinct in the beginning of a match is to go with option A, you aren’t making the match easy on yourself. Putting a survivor on the hook at the potential cost of 1-3 generators isn’t a worthwhile endeavor. By putting in the 10-15 seconds it takes to pick up and hook your victim, you’re risking the entire match, not winning it.
If your first instinct at the end of the match is to go with option B, you likely haven’t built up enough of a lead to win the match in the first place and are clinging to the seams. Being forced to slug a survivor late into the match is a symptom of being behind, and you should consider cutting your losses and hooking a survivor to create an additional objective to play around (since all the other ones are probably almost gone).
You see, scenario A is a good option for those who can permanently remove a survivor from the game or can make use of a perk like Pop Goes the Weasel, but isn’t a good option when you’ve only just started the game. For that, you want to go with option B, the slugging option.
Slugging is an investment. Its altitude and its potential energy. It's NOT getting you any closer to winning the match. It IS, however, giving you more pressure if you take advantage of the time saved by not hooking the downed survivor. This basically means that if you can slug a survivor AND get into a chase with another survivor quickly, you have gained advantage in pressure; There’s a survivor on the ground, a survivor in a chase, and one survivor who’s moving to pick up the downed survivor, leaving only one survivor on a generator. Compare this with the alternative, and you have what’s considered the foundation for a good match. And that brings us to our next point:
You’ve secured an advantage in pressure, you’re in a chase, and another survivor is on the ground. There are three ways this could go. You can down the survivor you’re chasing before the ‘downed survivor’ gets picked back up, and that would be fantastic, and is what I’d consider a winning position. You can down the survivor before the survivor who gets picked back up gets healed to full, and that’s what I would consider a position that leads to a pip-game. And then you have a really poor situation where you run the secondary chase for so long that the survivors not only get their bearings back, but you, the killer, are out of a hook. You’ve essentially lost all advantages you tried to bring to yourself and then some, which, against a good team, means you’ve lost.
This is the stage where you need to know what you’re trying to play for. If you have multiple survivors on their last stage of the hooks, you can try to take risks and push for a late win. If this isn’t the case, you need to start getting less greedy with your slugging and start hooking specific individuals down to get your sacrifices in. This means tunneling, camping , and straight up ignoring other survivors of less interest, if need be.
But this stage of the game will be fully dictated by how well you started. How you start if how you finish, as the saying goes.
Or you can play terribly and get a 4k off of survivor greed.
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