DBD Ghostface Guide: How To Play The Ghostface Like A Pro [25 Useful Ghostface Tips You Should Know]

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Ghost Face is a killer that can be described as quite a sneaky killer, with no idea what to expect. Its powers range from long-range stalking to having the ability to crouch and be able to mind game to surprise survivors and go for the sacrifice.

Nonetheless, in this article, we are going to show you the best 25 tips & tricks you should know for the Ghost Face so that you could have successful gameplay with an increased chance of winning the game.


25. Be aware of the killer instinct

The survivors have the ability to spot and reveal Ghost Face up to 32 metres. Whenever a survivor is looking at you whilst you are in stealth, you'll be given a visible and audible cue that someone is looking at you. 

Therefore, this allows you as a killer to spot the survivor, and go for the chase. 

Video guide: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vxXMadr8PI&t=2m35s

Guide Presented by SpookyLoopz starting at 2:35 of the video


24. Survivors cannot reveal you once in a locker

One of the things that survivors cannot do is reveal Ghost Face once entering the locker. 

Therefore it is a good thing to know if you are chasing a survivor, and you are not being revealed anymore, they are mostly like hiding somewhere such as in a locker.

Video guide: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vxXMadr8PI&t=2m55s

Guide Presented by SpookyLoopz starting at 2:55 of the video


23. Survivors can reveal you even on hooks

Another important thing to know about revealing Ghost Face is the fact that survivors are able to reveal you even if they are hooked on the hook. 

Therefore if you are in stealth mode, and you don't see anyone except the survivor who is hooked who is revealing you, it is most likely the survivor who is hooked, especially effective when they are on high ground such as on hooks which stand on the hill.

Video guide: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vxXMadr8PI&t=3m00s

Guide Presented by SpookyLoopz starting at 3:00 of the video


22. Methods of putting your night shroud power on cooldown

Being revealed is one of the ways of putting your power to sleep or cool down. Other ways of putting a night shroud on a cool-down are things such as landing a successful attack, missing an attack or grabbing a survivor out from a generator/locker. 

The power has a cooldown of 30 seconds which is worth remembering, especially deciding whether you should take the attack and risk it if you miss your attack. 

Video guide: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vxXMadr8PI&t=3m04s

Guide Presented by SpookyLoopz starting at 3:04 of the video


21. Marking and stalking your survivor timing

The time it takes to completely mark a survivor is 5 seconds, as long as the survivor is around 25% visible, therefore having the ability to see more than 25% character, enabling you to stalk if half of the survivor's body is crouching behind a rock. 

Video guide: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vxXMadr8PI&t=3m20s

Guide Presented by SpookyLoopz starting at 3:20 of the video


20. Method of stalking from a lean

The most approachable and efficient way of stalking the survivors is by stalking them from a lean, as Ghost Face is the only killer in the game who has the ability to peek around from the corners.

Nevertheless, when stalking from a lean, you will be able to stalk and mark survivors 50% faster, no matter if they are crouching or standing up. 

Video guide: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vxXMadr8PI&t=3m30s

Guide Presented by SpookyLoopz starting at 3:30 of the video


19. Ghost Face maximum stalking distance limit

Ghost Face can stalk survivors at a maximum distance of 40 metres, which is around 8 metres less than the survivors need to reveal the killer. 

Therefore, with this method, you could use the tactic of stalking the survivors from 40 metres away without being revealed, which is the same distance as the height of 20 survivors.

Video guide: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vxXMadr8PI&t=4m08s

Guide Presented by SpookyLoopz starting at 4:08 of the video


18. Stalking at a large group of survivors 

As Ghost Face, you have the ability to mark multiple survivors at the same time, with the same similar ability as Michael Myers, aka 'The Shape'. 

Therefore you could use this power as an advantage and be able to hit multiple survivors at the same time and go on a killing spree. 

Video guide: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vxXMadr8PI&t=4m20s

Guide Presented by SpookyLoopz starting at 4:20 of the video


17. The Decision of exposing survivors 'The 99% method'

As each survivor has a marking 'gauge' on their image to show how much they have been revealed by the killer, it means you can control how much you can expose them, and use this as an advantage.

For instance, you would 99% one of the survivors from a far distance, and then when you get close to them, you would then finish the exposing status, and go for an easy down on the survivor.

Video guide: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vxXMadr8PI&t=4m25s

Guide Presented by SpookyLoopz starting at 4:25 of the video


16. Ghost Face is map dependant - not suited for some environments

Ghost Face can be described as a very map-dependent killer, which can be very powerful or very weak depending on the map and area.

For instance, Ghost Face is very weak in open-spaced areas, and therefore it would be important to be aware of survivors and find appropriate areas which are suited for stalking, and not go into open spaces, as it will break the pressure on survivors and most likely lose the game.

Video guide: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vxXMadr8PI&t=4m49s

Guide Presented by SpookyLoopz starting at 4:49 of the video


15. Cut the line of sight when necessary

In some situations, it would is critically important to cut the 'line of sight' from survivors. For instance, if you see that the survivor is looking around for too long, it means that the survivor is aware of being stalked and therefore is trying to reveal you.

In most cases, nothing will happen, and therefore you would have the ability to 99%; however, better gameplay would be catching them by surprise, and therefore when you were to be nearly revealed, it is best to cut the line of sight and go on onto another survivor, or stalk from a different perspective.

Video guide: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vxXMadr8PI&t=4m52s

Guide Presented by SpookyLoopz starting at 4:52 of the video


14. Activate night shroud when with injured survivors

Activating the night shroud whilst in a chase with an injured survivor is the best and fastest way of getting the hit on the survivor. This will have the ability to mute your red stain and take the advantage of the survivor's loss of information, therefore having the ability to mind game them effortlessly and go for an easy down on the survivor. 

Video guide: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vxXMadr8PI&t=5m25s

Guide Presented by SpookyLoopz starting at 5:25 of the video


13. Chasing whilst crouching *is not recommended*

Whilst in a chase with the survivor, it is not recommended to activate the night shroud and go in a chase whilst crouching, as it will only make the chase slower and eventually you will not catch up on the survivor, as the crouching speed is only 90% if the base speed, so you would be moving at around 3.8m/s. 

However, doing so around small loops can be advantageous as it hides your red stain and therefore you will have the ability to do mind games.

Video guide: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vxXMadr8PI&t=5m40s

Guide Presented by SpookyLoopz starting at 5:40 of the video


12. Ghostface isn't completely silent - take opportunities asap

When activating 'night shroud', you might think that the killer is silent because he is hiding his red stain and his terror radius; however, this is not completely true. When Ghost Face is very close, survivors would be able to hear silent footsteps and the killer's small whispering breathing. 

There it is recommended to take advantage as soon as the survivors realise that they are in danger.

Video guide: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vxXMadr8PI&t=5m55s

Guide Presented by SpookyLoopz starting at 5:55 of the video


11. The best ways to get stalks in - hook stalking

One of the best ways to get a lot of stalks in on the survivors is to hook someone far away and then stalk them around the corner, especially when the survivor is coming to save that survivor.

Nonetheless, you can find what is called a 'sweet spot' where you could find a place to stalk the survivor on the hook without him having the possibility to reveal you.

Video guide: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q56twiYnj4o&t=2m08s

Guide Presented by Rowby starting at 2:08 of the video


10. Use the advantage of maps such as Ormond or The Swamp

With Ghost Face, you use the map advantages such as Ormond or The Swamp which will let you find the sweet spots on the map and be able to stalk survivors effortlessly, such as in hug ground places like on top of the boat which is located in Ormond, right in the centre of the map which will let you stalk survivors in all sorts of angles possible.

Video guide: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q56twiYnj4o&t=2m25s

Guide Presented by Rowby starting at 2:25 of the video


9. Take perk advantages for Ghost Face 

Ghost Face is a pretty slow killer compared to the other killers, therefore, you should be able to use perks that will create synergy with the killer itself. 

For instance, in the clip, Rowby shows perks that are good for slower killers, and fast killers, with one of the most common useful perks for Ghost Face being thanatophobia, which is recommended when you want to slow the game down.

Video guide: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q56twiYnj4o&t=10m56s

Guide Presented by Rowby starting at 10:56 of the video


8. The use of the perk 'Surveillance' on Ghost Face 

Surveillance is a beautiful perk to use on the Ghost Face, as there are many tactics you can use with the perk. With surveillance, generators that are being regressed can be seen with normal generator auras; however, once the generators are interrupted by the survivors, you can use this advantage, and therefore be able to stalk the survivors on the generator, as you know the exact position where they are on the map.

More information about the perk Surveillance: https://deadbydaylight.fandom.com/wiki/Surveillance

Video guide: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q56twiYnj4o&t=12m54s

Guide Presented by Rowby starting at 12:54 of the video


7. The use of the perk 'Hex: Haunted Ground' on Ghost Face

Hex: Haunted Ground is a great perk to use on the killer, as it gives you the ability to expose every survivor in the game without having to use any effort of exposing them manually, and therefore use its main power of undetectability to catch and hit the survivors.

Nonetheless, at the same time, it would generate a great amount of pressure and therefore slow down the game. 

More information about the perk: https://deadbydaylight.fandom.com/wiki/Hex:_Haunted_Ground

Video guide: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q56twiYnj4o&t=13m35s

Guide Presented by Rowby starting at 13:35 of the video


6. Use the ability of 'crouching' to avoid being revealed

As Ghost Face, unlike any other killer, except the pig, you have the ability to crouch during the game, therefore there are lots of things you can do to avoid any game disruptions. 

One of the things that you could do to use crouching as your advantage would be to avoid the survivors' revealing methods, such as crouching with only the face visible, they would not be able to reveal you, which is a great method of exposing survivors without having to be revealed yourself.

Video guide: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q56twiYnj4o&t=14m40s

Guide Presented by Rowby starting at 14:40 of the video


5. Using Stalking as the 'bait' method 

Not a lot of people know about this trick; however, if you were to stalk someone, and get them at 90% progress or somewhere around that, if you were to find that survivor in the locker or managed to grab them, you would be able to save that exposing percentage progress by dropping them down on the floor.

It is not a recommended tactic; however, it can be useful in situations where you want to use the survivor as 'bait', or when you have a plan of downing 2 survivors at the same time if a survivor was to come and heal. 

Video guide: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWF6A4SvoEs&t=4m05s

Guide Presented by Jaee starting at 4:05 of the video


4. The 'Sliding' stalking method

One of the tricks you can do with Ghost Face is using the method of 'sliding' where when you stalk whilst leaning across an object, you are able to also move your body around, with the continued progress of x2 faster-exposing status, which is very useful if the survivor is running around and you want a faster exposure on the survivor.

Video guide: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWF6A4SvoEs&t=5m00s

Guide Presented by Jaee starting at 5:00 of the video


3. The Crouching '1,2,3 wait' method

With the crouching 1,2,3 wait, it is a method that is used whilst you are crouching, and when a survivor is near you. So basically, a survivor would be looking somewhere which is the 1 second, then they would look somewhere else, which is 2 seconds and lastly the 3 seconds which is an immediate hit. It is like a quick-thinking action and sometimes it is based on luck as the survivor could have been looking in your direction during your 2 seconds.

Video guide: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWF6A4SvoEs&t=7m20s

Guide Presented by Jaee starting at 7:20 of the video


2. The closing 'hatch camp' method

This technique comes in when there is the last survivor and a hatch stand-off, and basically, when you are in cloak mode, you can hide your terror radius and crouch on the hatch. Once the survivor is nearby, they would not be able to enter the hatch as you are standing on top of it, so then you would be able to close the hatch in front of them and then go for a kill. It is basically like camping a hatch and using it as bait.

Video guide: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWF6A4SvoEs&t=7m55s

Guide Presented by Jaee starting at 7:55 of the video


1. Jaae's The Possum Play with Ghost Face

One of the great tactics you could use with Ghost Face is called the Possum play. How it works is you hide in a specific area where you are in a loop with the survivor, for instance, a great place would be the jungle gym or L-T walls, and basically, you would go in stealth mode and then wait for the survivors, and hear their grunts of pain, until the moment you realise where they are, and then go for an easy down.

Video guide: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWF6A4SvoEs&t=2m08s

Guide Presented by Jaee starting at 9:20 of the video


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