Jill Valentine is one of the new survivors to come Death by the light of day in the resident Evil chapter. It brings three new Survivor perks to the game. Let’s see how they work and what you can do with them.
Jill Valentine’s first unique perk is Counterforce, and the teachable version appears on her Bloodweb at level 30. Here’s how it works:
“You clean totems 20% faster. After cleaning a totem pole, you see the aura of the totem furthest away from you for 2/3/4 seconds, and you gain an additional 20% stacking bonus to cleaning totems for the remainder of the try.
Counterforce will be the ultimate benefit to clear the totems. It is important to be able to reduce the speed of cleaning the totem pole. The faster a Survivor clears totems, the faster they can get back to a generator. Counterforce will be a staple for any totem cleanup build, and goes great with inner strength and small game.
This perk gives Survivors a huge advantage against Slayers who use certain perks. I can see that Counterforce is used quite often which will be a pain for any slayers performing Hex perks as the faster cleanup speed will make it difficult for slayers to protect their totems.
Jill Valentine’s second unique perk is Resurgence, and the teachable version appears on her Bloodweb at level 35. Here’s how it works:
“Gain 40/45/50% healing progress instantly after getting off the hook or yourself off the hook.” “
Resurgence helps recently addicted survivors. Often, once a survivor has become addicted, they can again be sued by the killer right away. So having less time to fully heal will help give this survivor a safe chance to escape.
Resurgence works great with common perks offered by other Survivors, such as Borrowed Time and We’ll Make It. With We’ll Make It, you’re guaranteed to be fully healed before the killer can return to the hook. As for the borrowed time, it gives you a chance to escape the killer and heal yourself later.
Resurgence can be combined well with Deliverance and Slippery Meat. You might be wondering why I suggest Deliverance, as it leaves you with the Broken status effect. However, once the Broken status effect wears off, you can heal yourself. Having 50% progress already made will help you regain health faster and get back on the generators.
I don’t expect Resurgence to turn into a meta-perk, but it’s a perk to be aware of as it can have a significant impact on a try. Resurgence certainly has a place in specialized perk builds.
Jill Valentine’s third unique perk is Blast Mine, and the teachable version appears on her Bloodweb at level 40. Here’s how it works:
“Blast Mine activates after completing a total of 66% repair progress on generators. After repairing a generator for at least 3 seconds, press the ability button to set up a trap that remains active for 35/40/45 seconds. Affected generators will be revealed to all survivors with a yellow aura. Only one trap can be active on a generator. When the killer damages a trapped generator, the trap explodes, stunning them and blinding anyone nearby. Blast Mine is then deactivated.
Blast Mine finally gives Survivors an advantage that prevents Killers from kicking generators. Previously, survivors had to tap the generator the killer threw to immediately stop the regression. This wasn’t always possible if there was only one survivor and the killer went on a chase after kicking the generator.
Survivors also have no way of preventing a killer from kicking the generators. This made it impossible to prevent the killer from using perks like Pop Goes the Weasel. Blast Mine changes all that.
What makes Blast Mine so strong is its ability to waste the killer’s time. This not only blinds the killer, but prevents them from moving or attacking for the duration of the stun. Blast Mine also prevents the kicking action from going over the generator. So if the killer wants to use Pop Goes the Weasel on it, or some other generator perk, he has to restart it. Indeed, this advantage wastes so much time for the killer.
I can see Blast Mine being executed fluently in surviving with groups of friends. With four of these mines, you can easily play with the killer and ensure the survival of your teams. This perk will always be strong for single player play, it can just be better coordinated in a survival group with friends.
Blast Mine is such a strong perk I can see it going meta. Depending on how Survivors use Blast Mine, Killers may stop using certain generator perks like Pop Goes the Weasel.
There you have it, these are the three unique advantages of Jill Valentine in Death by the light of day. To see the benefits of Jill Valentine in action, watch my video below.
If you are interested in the other resident Evil Survivor Leon Kennedy, I have an article on its benefits. Or if you want to learn more about Nemesis, I have an article on its power and benefits.
Hope my article has helped you and stay tuned for more Death by the light of day guides.