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DBD Pinhead Abilities: The Cenobite's Kit

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Dead by Daylight has a new killer.

The Cenobite is Pinhead from the Hellraiser franchise, and he has a rather interesting build. Pinhead fires chains which he then controls to lock onto survivors. Once they hit their target, the chains slow down the target. It's a rather annoying feature for survivors, so expect a lot of players to complain.

So far, he's being compared to Freddy, since both can anti loop and teleport around the map.

DBD Pinhead Abilities: The Cenobite's Kit

Cenobite Killer Power

Summons of Pain

"Press the Power button to create a gateway and release the button to open it. Once opened, tap the Ability button to summon forth a possessed Chain under your control.
Direct the Chain into a Survivor to bind them."

"A Survivor bound to a Chain' is unable to sprint. Their Movement speed will decrease further as they are hit with a second and a third Chain. Survivors can perform the Break Free action to escape."

Lament Configuration:

"If left alone, the Lament Configuration initiates a Chain Hunt by summoning Chains to pursue Survivors. The Chain Hunt ends when a Survivor picks up the Lament Configuration."

"A Survivor carrying the Lament Configuration will be afflicted with the Oblivious Status Effect and Chains will occasionally be summoned to attack them. The Survivor must solve the Lament Configuration to remove it from their possession. While doing this, The Cenobite will see their location and be able to teleport to it."

"When The Cenobite picks up the Lament Configuration, a Chain Hunt is activated.
Additionally, all Survivors are instantly bound by Chains, causing them to scream and reveal their locations. The Lament Configuration will spawn in a new location after The Cenobite or a Survivor has used it."

Cenobite Perks


"A hex that toys with a victim's suffering. The First time you hook a survivor they become Cursed and Hex: Plaything activated a Dull Totem. The Cursed Survivor suffers from the Oblivious status effect until Hex: Plaything is cleansed. Hex: Plaything's totem aura is revealed to the Cursed Survivor when within 24 meters of it. For the first 90 seconds, only the Cursed survivor can cleanse the totem."


"You are the bringer of sweet pain. At the start of the trial, up to 4 random hooks are changed into scourge hooks. You see their auras in white. When a Survivor is unhooked from a scourge hook, they suffer from Hemorrhage and Mangled status effect until fully healed. The first time the Survivor is healed, they suffer 7% penalty to healing and repairing actions until injured again."

DEADLOCK -Level 30

"You induce mental suffering by crushing any hope of escape. After a generator is repaired, The Entity blocks the generator with the most progress for 20 seconds. You see its white aura during this time."

For a new killer, these perks aren't too bad. Usually, each killer brings one viable perk to the field, but all three could find a place in certain builds. Pinhead is playable on the PTB, but the official release date is unknown.