Death by the light of day released their CHAPTER XVII: Descend Beyond DLC in September 2020 with mixed reviews. Felix Richter was the survivor featured in the Death by the light of day DLC. We’re going to learn about his unique survivor perk: Visionary.
What does the Visionary Advantage do?
Felix Richter’s visionary advantage shows the aura of nearby generators to the user. This is a passive perk that remains active until a generator is full, making the Visionary disabled for 20/18/16 seconds depending on the level of the perk. The Visionary can show the generator aura through walls, floors or ceilings – as long as you are within 32 yards.
Since Visionary is active for most of the match, it’s impossible not to notice its effect while running across the map. These auras would be very helpful to the Survivor at the start or end of the match, when there is an abundance or shortage of generators to repair. This could provide utility for the team if you are playing Death by the light of day mode, survive with friends and communicate via external voice chat like Discord.
Is Visionary a viable benefit for survivors?
No. As soon as you have the slightest familiarity with Death by the light of daygameplay, this perk does nothing for you anymore. The generators are painfully visible and have large light poles that players can see from a great distance. Using Visionary in outdoor maps is especially not recommended.
Visionary also unlocks at level 30 via a DLC character, which makes it particularly unlikely that you will ever need to use it after so much time with the game. You’d better use another stronger aura or notification perks like Spine Chill, Detective’s Hunch, Kindred or Object of Obsession.
The only time Visionary might be of help is when you do so knowing you’re about to play an inside card. Other than that, it’s really a perk that only new players might find useful. Giving Visionary a try might be an easier pill to swallow if you use the benefit for free in a Death by the light of day custom game. This way you don’t invest precious Bloodpoints in a weak advantage.
If you come must use Visionary in Death by the light of day, pair it with Sprint Burst (or another burnout perk of your choice), Iron Will, and Leader