For a very long time, the totems in Dead by Daylight could only be used by killers. These totems are known as Hex Totems. Much like regular Perks, they impacted gameplay but can be removed if a survivor cleanses the totem. However, once Mikaela Reid was added in October 2021, survivors are now able to make use of totems themselves as long as they have the Perks to do so.
What are all of the Boon Totem Perks in Dead by Daylight
Totems used by survivors are known as Boom Totems. However, there are two differences between Boon and Hex Totems. First, only one Boon Totem can be up at a time compared to Hex Totems which are capped at a maximum of four. Second, unlike Hex Totems where they impact the entire map, survivors have to be within their range in order to gain the bonuses of the Boon Totem. Currently, there are three types of Boon Totem Perks in the game.
- Circle of Healing: Survivors within a 24-meter radius gain a bonus to their Healing Speeds. Healing Speeds are increased by 40/45/50% depending on the level of the perk. Survivors who are alone and are within the Totem’s radius can use the Self-Care ability, allowing them to heal themselves. However, they will only be able to heal themselves at 50% speed. Players with Self-Care already on their kit will still yield the benefits of the increased healing speed from the totem.
- Dark Theory: Survivors within a 24-meter radius will gain 2% Haste (increased movement speed) status effect. After leaving the Boon Totem’s range, the status effect will linger for 2/3/4 seconds depending on the perk’s level.
- Exponential: Downed players within a 24-meter radius will gain a 90/95/100% bonus to their Recovery Speed. This Boon also unlocks the ability to fully recover from the Dying State.
- Shadow Step: Just like the other two Boons, if players are within a 24-meter radius of the Totem, they will gain the effects. When running around near the Boon Totem, players’ scratch marks and auras are hidden from the killer, making this perk great during chases. After leaving the Totem’s range, its effect lasts for 2/3/4 seconds.
Now that you know all of the Boon Totems, you’ll be ready to take on all of the challenges in the game. Whether that means finding all the Discordance tomes or unlocking all of the shareable perks, there is plenty to do in the hit game.