Dead by Daylight – How to Play Against a Demogorgon

In this guide I am hoping I can help most new, and old players have a better understanding in how to properly play a demogorgon from my personal experience of playing them. Some of the things I will be talking about here may be opinion based so i’m also hoping that anyone who happens to stumble by this can also leave their own feed back and tips they have discovered from playing a demogorgon.

About the Demogorgon

Here i’m going to briefly go over what the demogorgon is and talk about some characteristic of the demogorgon.

What is the Demogorgon?

The demogorgon originates from the show Stranger Things and was the main antagonist for the first season of the show. All that we know about the killer derives from the Lore given to us from the game.

A blooming mouth full of needle-like teeth for a face, large, curved, razor-sharp claws, and powerful legs to pounce on victims, make The Demogorgon a frightening monster to face in any dimension. It is a nightmare of unrestrained, feral rage as it hunts down its prey and rips it to pieces, devouring every last morsel of flesh and gore, leaving nothing for scavengers. The creature is untouched by any sense of compassion or restraint. Looming over its victim, it shows no doubt or mercy, just the pure instinct of its insatiable blood lust as it delivers the deathblow. A perfect hunter, The Demogorgon is a macabre testament to the horrors lurking in the Upside Down and why it was choice pickings for The Entity.

The demogorgon came into the game during the Stranger Things DLC on September 17th, 2019. He is one of the taller killers and the game and has a 4.6 m/s walking speed (3.68 m/s when using his Of the Abyss ability).His secondary ability where he lunges at you however has him move at 18.4 m/s.

The image below is a prestige 3 demogorgon.

About the Demogorgons Power

The demogorgon starts off the trial with 6 portals (8 with Add-ons) that he can place once only unless survivors work together to remove them. In most cases these portals will be placed in very particular patterns including at the exit gates, on generators (usually on strong 3 gens), and Hex totems.

Portals effect on survivors

When removing the portals the survivors get the Blindness status effect which prevents them from seeing hooks and survivors in the dying state.

Of The Abyss

For the demogorgon when he places his portals they start off highlighted white and change to the color yellow when activated. To activate one he must first place two down and travel from one to the other. With the portal now activated when he uses his secondary ability he is able to hear the heartbeats of nearby survivors giving him a stronghold on key parts of the map.


Although these portals are very good and can be end up being game changers they also have a setback of not being able to be replaced like Freddy’s dream snares. Due to this if survivors see the demogorgon place a portal on or a near a generator the best thing to do is to work on the gen. He will never get the portal back and it will put him at a disadvantage. this can also help you late game since one of the best parts about the demogorgon is that he is very strong late game when survivors need to open the exit gates. By forcing him to basically waste one portal from early game he is then limited in how much he can do for late game especially when the exit gates are on the other half of the map from one another.

The Demogorgons Lunge Ability

What does his lunge do?

The demogorgons lunge is basically what it sounds like. It is when the demogorgon uses his secondary ability and then goes for a m1 that propels him forward quickly similar to that of the Hillbilly. when using this however he is much slower to the survivor which can give them a few moments to plan their next move.

How to avoid this

The best way that I have found is to prepare in advance in a way where you keep the killer guessing of which direction you are going to go. this works when you have distance but in close quarters this is much harder to do especially when the open. If you however have a wall you can use your best bet is to hug the wall so that they miss the lunge and you can create a decent amount of distance.


When it comes to looping a demogorgon it is very similar to any other killer. You hug the object that you are looping him on and throw it down when you see fit. Sometimes you may notice them charging up their lunge and in this situation it is similar to playing against a huntress. You want to stay out of their line of sight so that they don’t hit you which does two things the obvious one being that you are saving the pallet if you can force them to miss the lunge to make some distance and the second one is stalling for your team to do gens. If you are looping them at an L wall and a T wall it is best to vault immediately when turning the corner to the window. In this are the demogorgon is a very powerful killer so you shouldn’t take time trying to figure out if he is doubling back or not.

Helena Stamatina
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I love two things in life, games and sports. Although sports were my earliest interest, it was video games that got me completely addicted (in a good way). My first game was Crash Bandicoot (PS1) from the legendary studio Naughty Dog back in 1996. I turned my passion for gaming into a job back in 2019 when I transformed my geek blog (Re-actor) into the gaming website it is today.

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