Dead by Daylight Wiki
IconHelp cagesOfAtonement.png

The Cages of Atonement are Props featured in Dead by Daylight IconHelp DBDlogo.png that were added with Patch 4.0.0 alongside The Executioner IconHelpLoading wales.png.


A Cage of Atonement.

Cages of Atonement are the manifestation of The Executioner's special ability: downed Survivors suffering from Torment after coming into contact with a Torment Trail left by Rites of Judgement IconPowers ritesOfJudgement.png can be sent to a Cage of Atonement as an alternative to a regular Hook IconHelpLoading hook.png.


Cages of Atonement work differently to Hooks: while they do progress the Sacrifice process and trigger the associated Hook Score Events, they are not considered Hooks by other Game Mechanics, causing any Perks requiring Hook-interaction to trigger their effects to ignore the interaction with a Cage of Atonement.

Examples of this are Perks such as Borrowed Time IconPerks borrowedTime.png, Deliverance IconPerks deliverance.png, Barbecue & Chilli IconPerks barbecueAndChilli.png, etc.

The Memento Mori IconHelp mementoMori.png Offerings do acknowledge the interaction with a Cage of Atonement, since those Offerings require a Survivor's Sacrifice progress to have progressed two Hook Stages in order to be able to kill them.


A Cage of Atonement will generally spawn far away from The Executioner. Should The Executioner walk into close proximity of the Cage of Atonement and remains there for a short amount of time, it and the trapped Survivor will relocate to a different location on the Map.

This behaviour was chosen to prevent The Executioner from excessively camping trapped Survivors, due to the already inherent advantage of Cages of Atonement not triggering Hook-interaction Perks that could counter-act that.

Change Log[]

Patch 4.0.2[]

  • Change: the Executioner IconHelpLoading wales.png can no longer see the Aura IconHelp auras.png of Cages of Atonement.
  • Change: added a Relocation mechanic to Cages of Atonement, which relocates the Cage of Atonement when The Executioner remains too close to it for several seconds.


  • Like Alarm Clocks IconStatusEffects sleepPenalty.png and Pools of Devotion IconHelp poolsOfDevotion.png, interacting with Cages of Atonement is not affected by any Unlockables.
  • Cages of Atonement have a set of 6 randomly chosen locations, but predetermined at the start of a Trial, they may spawn at once a Survivor is sent to one by The Executioner.
  • The Auras of Cages of Atonement are not affected by the Blindness IconStatusEffects vision.png Status Effect.


IconStatusEffects sleepPenalty.png Alarm Clocks IconPowers trap.png Bear Traps IconHelp breakableDoors.png Breakable Walls IconHelp cagesOfAtonement.png Cages of Atonement
Dbd-gameplay-crate.png Chests IconHelp crownPillar.png Crown Pillar IconPerks spiesFromTheShadows.png Crows IconFavors murkyReagent.png Dark Mist
IconHelp exitGates.png Exit Gates IconHelpLoading generators.png Generators QuestIcons glyph.png Glyphs IconHelpLoading hatch.png Hatch
IconHelpLoading hook.png Hooks IconHelp jigsawBoxes.png Jigsaw Boxes IconHelp lockers.png Lockers IconFavors quarterMoonBouquet.png Moonlight
IconHelp pullDown.png Pallets IconHelp poolsOfDevotion.png Pools of Devotion IconHelp pumpkin.png Pumpkins IconHelp snowman.png Snowmen
Dbd-gameplay-crate.png Supply Cases IconHelpLoading totem.png Totems IconHelp tv.png TVs QuestIcons Halloween2020.png Visceral Cankers
IconHelp window.png Windows