The newest Survivor coming to Dead by Daylight is Yoichi Asakawa, who is from the popular Ringu horror franchise. Like all Survivors, Yoichi Asakawa has three unique perks to turn the match in his favor. Let’s take a look at how Yoichi Asakawa’s perks in Dead by Daylight work, and how you can use them effectively.
His first unique perk is Parental Guidance, and here is how it works:
“After stunning the Killer by any means, your scratch marks, pools of blood, and grunts of pain are hidden for 8/9/10 seconds.”
Parental Guidance is a perk that rewards Survivors for outplaying Killers with pallets. However, it may not be that effective on its own. While 10 seconds at rank 3 is a long time to be hidden, the Killer is only stunned for 2 seconds. This is hardly enough time to get out of sight from the Killer to escape. So Parental Guidance needs another perk to increase its effectiveness.
The perk Smash Hit, which is one of Yun-Jin Lee’s unique perks, pairs perfectly with Parental Guidance because it also activates off of a pallet stun. With Smash Hit you will get a speed boost after stunning the Killer, and can shake them off your trail.
Yoichi Asakawa’s second unique perk is Empathic Connection. Here is how it works:
“Whenever another Survivor is injured they can see your aura within a range of 32/64/96 meters. You heal other Survivors 10% faster.”
Empathic Connection has a lot of potential for altruistic builds because of the healing speed increase. Sure, the aura reading is nice to help your team find you, but that is not the major benefit of the perk. You can combine Empathic Connection with med-kits, Botany Knowledge, We’re Gonna Live Forever, and pretty much anything that increases healing speed.
Boon: Dark Theory
Yoichi Asakawa’s third unique perk is Boon: Dark Theory:
“Press and hold the Ability Button near a Dull or Hex Totem to bless it and create a Boon Totem. Soft chimes ring out in a 24-meter range. Any Survivors within the Boon Totem’s range gain a 2% Haste status effect. This effect lingers for 2/3/4 seconds after leaving the Boon Totem’s range.”
With another Boon Totem perk added to the game, the flexibility of these perks has increased. At first glance, this looks to be a perk that has potential, especially when combined with other Boon Totem perks. While a 2% Haste status effect does not sound like much, this slight boost can give you the speed you need to make it to the next window or pallet. Then the Killer will have to decide between chasing a fast Survivor or snuffing out the Boon Totem.
Boon: Dark Theory will pair the best with Boon: Shadowstep, which is one of Mikaela Reid’s unique perks. The stealth aspects of Boon: Shadowstep can potentially help you lose the Killer if you have the added Haste from Boon: Dark Theory. Boon: Circle of Healing, another one of Mikaela Reid’s perks, can also be helpful. It can allow you to heal when the Killer is trying to catch up to you.
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