The Nemesis is the last killer to come Death by the light of day in the resident Evil chapter. As always, there is a new unique Killer power and new perks. In this article, I will analyze the three unique benefits of Nemesis and their potential uses in Death by the light of day.
Nemesis’ first perk is Lethal Pursuer, and the teachable version of this perk appears on his Bloodweb at level 30. Here’s how it works:
“At the start of the ordeal, the aura of all survivors is revealed to you for 4/5/6 seconds.”
This advantage will be a game-changer for Survivors, as the Killer can tell where all Survivors are from the start of the match. Survivors will need to be prepared to flee from the killer, or at least move away from the area in which they appeared.
Lethal Pursuer will be amazing for new killers in Dead by the light of day, because it allows you to learn where survivors typically appear on the maps and how to find them quickly at the start of the trial. I don’t expect experienced slayers to perform this perk, as they already know survivor spawn points.
Nemesis’ second perk is Hysteria, and the teachable version of that perk appears on her web of blood at level 35. Here’s how it works:
“Whenever you put a healthy Survivor in the Wounded stat with a basic attack, all injured Survivors suffer from the Oblivious status effect for 20/35/30 seconds. Hysteria can only be triggered once every 60 seconds.
Hysteria can give killers precedence over unexpected survivors. However, using Hysteria effectively will be tricky as it only triggers when a Survivor is injured and only affects injured Survivors. The reason this is a problem is that you have to give up chasing the survivor you hit to surprise another survivor. Currently, there is no perk that could help you find injured survivors nearby, except for a nurse call.
However, A Nurse’s Calling relies on healing survivors near you, making the hysteria a very situational advantage. Hysteria might work well on Legion, as Legion excels at keeping survivors injured throughout the match. That said, unless Hysteria gets a buff, it doesn’t have much use.
Nemesis’ third perk is Eruption, and the teachable version of this perk appears on his Bloodweb at level 40. Here’s how it works:
“After kicking a generator, its aura is highlighted in yellow. When you put a Survivor into the Dying State with a Basic Attack, each affected Generator explodes, regressing their progress by 6% and causing their Auras to disappear. Any Survivor repairing a generator when it explodes will scream and suffer the incapacitated status effect for 10/12/14 seconds. The eruption has a 90 second cooldown.
Eruption has potential in builds that use Pop Goes the Weasel, and also pairs well with Brutal Strength. This advantage can give you a lot of information as a killer. You will know where the survivors are when it triggers and you will know that they cannot complete their generator or heal.
At the same time, you have to be careful while using it, because going around and kicking each generator wastes a lot of Killers time.
To capitalize on Eruption, you’ll need to leave the survivor you shot dead in the dying state, because by the time you hook that survivor, the incapacitated status effect will no longer be on affected survivors.
The rash gives killers more variety in their generator control perks, but its effect is poor and will be of little use. In reality, it will only be on one or two generators at a time throughout a test.
These are the three unique advantages of Nemesis in Death by the light of day. To see the benefits of the Nemesis in action, watch my video below.
Overall, these new perks give players more options for perk versions. Only Lethal Pursuer will have an impact in low to medium rank games, as newer Slayers use it to learn Survivor’s spawn points. But the other two perks of Nemesis are mediocre and won’t be chosen over the current meta-perks.
If you want to learn how to use the power of Nemesis in Trials, check out my article. Or if you are interested in the new Survivors, I also have an article on Jill Valentine and Leon Kennedy.
Thanks for reading, and stay tuned for more Death by the light of day guides.