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== Trivia ==
== Trivia ==
* '''The Cenobite''' is the third Killer in the game to speak.
* '''The Cenobite''' is the third Killer in the game to speak.
** Upon teleporting to a Survivor who has solved the Lament Configuration, he says the line "You opened the box, and I came".
** Upon teleporting to a Survivor who has solved the Lament Configuration, he either says the line "You opened the box, and I came", or "The box, you opened it, I came".
** During his mori animation, he utters the line "I shall tear your soul apart".
** During his mori animation, he utters the line "I shall tear your soul apart".
** Both of these lines are slightly altered versions of quotes from the first Hellraiser movie.
** Both of these lines are slightly altered versions of quotes from the first Hellraiser movie.

Revision as of 18:47, 17 August 2021

The Cenobite
K25 charSelect portrait.png
Elliot Spencer (formerly) / Pinhead (now)
Game Alias(es)
"Lead Cenobite" / "Hell Priest"
Summons of Pain
Hook & Chain
115 % | 4.6 m/s
Movement speed
95 % | 3.8 m/s (Tentacle Strike)
32 metres
Height IconHelp height.png
CHAPTER XXI: Hellraiser
Voice Actor
Undisclosed Voice Actor
Menu Music
Terror Radius Music

Elliot Spencer or "The Cenobite", also known as "Pinhead", is one of 25 Killers IconHelpLoading killer.png currently featured in Dead by Daylight IconHelp DBDlogo.png.

He will be introduced as the Killer of CHAPTER XXI: Hellraiser, a Chapter DLC set to release in the coming weeks.

He originates from the 1987 Horror Movie franchise with the same name, Hellraiser.


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The Cenobite is a summoning Killer, able to possess Chain Projectiles and use the Lament Configuration to torture every Survivor at once.

His personal Perks, Deadlock IconPerks deadlock.png, Hex: Plaything IconPerks hexPlaything.png, and Scourge Hook: Gift of Pain IconPerks scourgeHookGiftOfPain.png, allow him to slow Generator Progression and continue to torment Survivor who have experienced his sweet suffering.

Difficulty rating: Hard

(based on the amount of time and effort that is required to properly learn to play him and use his Power effectively)


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A demon to some, an angel to others. Pinhead is an explorer in the further regions of experience, indulging in the limitless thrill of pleasure and pain. When the puzzle box known as the Lament Configuration — a key to another dimension — was found in The Entity's Realm, it was only a matter of time before it fell into curious hands. Once opened, he arrived. What came next was sweet suffering that spilled over the Realm.

The Cenobite's Perks

These are Perks which start off only appearing in The Cenobite's Bloodweb IconHelp bloodweb.png. After achieving Level 30, Teachable versions of these Perks can be found:

  • Deadlock - Level 30
  • Hex: Plaything - Level 35
  • Scourge Hook: Gift of Pain - Level 40

Once obtained, other Killers will be able to find The Cenobite's Perks in their respective Bloodwebs from that point onwards. Template:Char Perks


Weapon: Hook & Chain

The cruel Hook & Chain he wields with thrill.

Power: Summons of Pain

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Quotes left.png An extradimensional gateway that leads to pleasure and pain so great it will tear your soul apart. Quotes right.png

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, suffers from the Incapacitated IconStatusEffects incapacitated.png Status Effect, and cannot leave through the Exit Gate IconHelp exitGates.png.
Their Movement speed will decrease further as they are hit with a second and a third Chain.

Breaking Chains: Atl Hud Icon BreakChains.png
Survivors can perform the Break Free action to escape.
If The Cenobite walks through Chains, they will break immediately.
Any solid object (including Characters) between the Gateway and the chained Survivor will immediately break the Chain.

Lament Configuration: Icons Hud Icon Solve.png
If left alone, the Lament Configuration eventually initiates a Chain Hunt by summoning Chains to pursue Survivors.
The Chain Hunt ends when a Survivor picks up the Lament Configuration.

Survivors can see the Aura IconHelp auras.png of the Lament Configuration, which is either white (idle) or yellow (Chain Hunt)

A Survivor carrying the Lament Configuration suffers from the Oblivious IconStatusEffects oblivious.png 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.

Power Trivia


  • Exit Blocker Linger time: 5 seconds
    • This refers to how long after freeing themselves from the Chains, Survivors will remain unable to leave through the Exit Gates.


  • Minimum Placement distance: 1.5 metres
  • Maximum Placement distance: 16 metres
  • Placement speed: 8 m/s
    • This refers to the speed at which the Gateway is moving away from The Cenobite during the Placement phase.
  • Placement Cancellation cool-down time: 1.5 seconds

Gateway Possession:

  • Camera Pan time: 0.5 seconds
  • Field of View Change time: 0.75 seconds
  • Possession Cancellation cool-down time: 3 seconds
  • Killer Repossession Fade-in time: 0.25 seconds

Gateway Pitch Angles:

  • Maximum/Minimum Pitch Angle: ±45 °
    • This refers to how high/low The Cenobite can look while possessing the Gateway from an imagined horizon.

Lament Configuration:

  • Chain Hunt Charge time: 90 seconds
    • After spawning the Lament Configuration.
  • Minimum Chain Hunt Attack delay: 9 seconds
  • Maximum Chain Hunt Attack delay: 12 seconds
  • Skill Check Penalty time: 1 seconds
  • Chain Targeting Cool-down: 4 seconds
  • Minimum Teleportation distance: 10 metres within the Survivor
  • Maximum Teleportation distance: 12 metres within the Survivor
  • Number of Chains targeting Survivors after Killer pick-up: 3 Chains
  • Loud Noise Notification duration: 3 seconds


  • Removal duration for Survivors: 1 second per Chain
  • Maximum number of attached Chains: 3 Chains
  • Maximum Length before breaking off: 18 metres
  • Respawn after Killer-Pickup: 10 seconds
  • Respawn after solving: 45 seconds
  • Respawn after Survivor escaped grasp: 45 seconds
  • Respawn after Survivor escaped grasp through Killer attack: 30 seconds

Chain Projectiles (General):

  • Field of View Change time: 0.75 seconds
  • Shot Cool-down time: 5 seconds
  • Reel-Back speed: 20 m/s

Chain Projectiles (Controlled):

  • Initial Projectile speed: 10 m/s
  • Maximum Yaw Turn rate: 125 ° per Server Tick
  • Maximum Pitch Turn Rate: 100 ° per Server Tick
  • Maximum Travel distance: 24 metres
  • Speed Increase time: 1.5 seconds
    • This refers to how long it takes for the Projectile to increase its speed.
  • Roll Angle speed: 3.5 °
  • Roll Angle Reset speed: 10 °
  • Maximum Roll Angle: 25 °
  • Bonus Chains on Hit: +2 Chains
    • Additional Chains that will instantly grab the Survivor hit by a controlled Chain.

Chain Projectiles (Uncontrolled):

  • Chain Launch delay: 3 seconds
  • Launch delay: 1.5 seconds
    • This refers to the delay in-between launching uncontrolled Chains.
  • Minimum Spawn distance to Survivor: 2.5 metres
  • Maximum Spawn distance to Survivor: 6 metres
  • Projectile Speed: 10 m/s
  • Maximum Travel distance: 16 metres

Add-ons for Summons of Pain

Add-ons support Mouse-over functionality (desktop version only): hovering over the modifier words with your cursor will reveal the values behind them.
On mobile browsers, the values are displayed in small text after the modifier words. Desktop users experiencing issues with the mouse-over may temporarily switch to mobile view at the bottom of an Article page.
Icon Name Description
Leather Strip}}
Leather Strip Leather strips torn from a Cenobite's uniform, allowing for the mutilation of exposed flesh.
  • Slightly reduces (-0.15 seconds) Summons of Pain cool-down.
Lively Crickets}}
Lively Crickets Insects which scarcely avoided being eaten by a mysterious drifter.
  • Slightly increases (+10 ° (Pitch/Yaw Turn rate)) Possessed Chain Turn rate.
Burning Candle}}
Burning Candle A candle lit by Frank Cotton during a fatal summoning ceremony.
  • Moderately reduces (-5 seconds) Chain Hunt Activation time.
Bent Nail}}
Bent Nail A simple nail that cut deep into Larry Cotton's hand.
Though the damage was superficial, it set into motion a horrifying set of events.
  • Grants 100 % bonus Bloodpoints for Chain Bound Score Event in the Deviousness DailyRitualIcon deviousness.png Category.
  • Hits with Possessed Chains only spawn 1 additional Chain.
Wriggling Maggots}}
Wriggling Maggots Larvae that poured from the mouth of a corpse hidden in the Cotton household.
  • Moderately increases (+15 ° (Pitch/Yaw Turn rate)) Possessed Chains Turn rate.
Spoiled Meal}}
Spoiled Meal A pile of mould, feasted on by a cockroach.
Perhaps a sign of Frank Cotton's mysterious disappearance...
  • Slightly increases (+2 metres) maximum Possessed Chains Travel distance.
Skewered Rat}}
Skewered Rat A crude solution for the Cotton home's rat problem.
  • Moderately reduces (-0.45 seconds) Summons of Pain cool-down.
Liquified Gore}}
Liquified Gore The result of summoning the Cenobites.
There is no telling what part of the human body this belonged to.
  • Moderately increases (+2 seconds) Lament Configuration Solving time.
Flickering Television}}
Flickering Television A television that acted strangely upon the arrival of the Cenobites.
  • Moderately increases (+4 metres) maximum Gateway Casting distance.
Torture Pillar}}
Torture Pillar A dangling slab covered in the gore of past victims.
  • Considerably reduces (-10 seconds) Chain Hunt Activation time.
Slice of Frank}}
Slice of Frank A slab of Frank's face after his torture at the hand of the Cenobites.
  • Survivors carrying the Lament Configuration suffer from the Exhausted IconStatusEffects exhausted.png Status Effect.
Larry's Remains}}
Larry's Remains The skeletal remains of Larry Cotton, covered in a thick, sticky layer of blood.
  • Considerably increases (+4 seconds) Lament Configuration Solving time.
Larry's Blood}}
Larry's Blood The blood of Larry Cotton, which partially resurrected his brother Frank.
  • Moderately increases (+4 metres) maximum Possessed Chains Travel distance.
Frank's Heart}}
Frank's Heart The beating heart of Frank, given life from his brother's blood.
  • Considerably increases (+8 metres) maximum Gateway Casting distance.
Original Pain}}
Original Pain The first pin pushed into Pinhead's skull.
Such pleasure and pain.
  • Survivors who break free of Possessed Chains suffer from the Deep Wound IconStatusEffects deepWound.png Status Effect
Impaling Wire}}
Impaling Wire A wire that pierces the cheeks of a Cenobite, while revealing the gaping wound on her neck.
  • Summons 1 additional Chain if a Survivor uses the environment to break a Chain.
Greasy Black Lens}}
Greasy Black Lens A lens from the sunglasses of an obese Cenobite whose fleshy rolls droop down his face and neck.
  • Reveals Survivors hit by Possessed Chains for 6 seconds
Chatterer's Tooth}}
Chatterer's Tooth A fragment from a Cenobite whose mouth chatters endlessly.
This tooth, having broken from his jaw, is finally silent.
  • Reveals the Lament Configuration to The Cenobite.
    Picking up the Lament Configuration has the following effects:
    • Deactivates an on-going Chain Hunt.
    • Gain the Undetectable IconStatusEffects undetectable.png Status Effect for 12 seconds.
Iridescent Lament Configuration}}
Iridescent Lament Configuration A glass-like puzzle box moulded from The Fog itself.
This replica differs from the original, providing altogether new powers.
  • While a Chain Hunt is inactive, Survivors beyond 16 metres of the Lament Configuration cannot see its Aura IconHelp auras.png.

"You opened it. We came." — Pinhead

Engineer's Fang}}
Engineer's Fang A sharp tooth from the maw of a fleshy, scorpion-like creature, known to accompany Cenobites on their grim undertakings.
  • Possessed Chains injure Healthy IconHelp healthy.png Survivors, but do not bind them or spawn additional Chains.
  • Slightly increases (+0.25 seconds) Gateway Closing time after hitting a healthy Survivor with a Possessed Chain.

"We have such sights to show you." — Pinhead


Main article: Achievements

There is currently 1 Achievement related to The Cenobite.

Icon Name Description
Adept Cenobite}}
Adept Cenobite Achieve a Merciless Victory with The Cenobite IconHelpLoading cenobite.png using only his Unique Perks: Deadlock IconPerks deadlock.png, Hex: Plaything IconPerks hexPlaything.png & Scourge Hook: Gift of Pain IconPerks scourgeHookGiftOfPain.png.
{{{2}}} Achievement description has not yet been added to Template:Ach desc


Players may customise their Character by choosing one outfit style from each category. Blood-stained attire is obtained after The Cenobite reaches Level 50 and prestiges.

The Cenobite's attire includes:


Icon Name Body Rarity Description
K25 Head01.png Pinhead CategoryIcon head.png Common The leader of demonic creatures devoted to experimental torture and ruler of Hell, an extra-dimensional realm.
K25 Body01.png Hell Harness CategoryIcon torso.png Common Leather suit displaying his extreme body modification and ritual scarification.
K25 Weapon01.png Hook & Chain CategoryIcon weapons.png Common The cruel hook & chain he wields with thrill.


Icon Name Body Rarity Description Additional Notes
K25 Head01 P01.png Bloody Pinhead CategoryIcon head.png Rare Bloodthirsty leader of demonic creatures devoted to experimental torture and ruler of Hell, an extra-dimensional realm. 3rd Prestige Reward
K25 Body01 P01.png Bloodstained Harness CategoryIcon body.png Rare Leather suit displaying his extreme body modification and ritual scarification. 2nd Prestige Reward
K25 W01 P01.png Bloodied Hook & Chain CategoryIcon weapons.png Rare Bloodthirsty leader of demonic creatures devoted to experimental torture and ruler of Hell, an extra-dimensional realm. 1st Prestige Reward


Main Article: Downloadable Content

The Cenobite is currently part of 1 DLC:


  • The Cenobite is the third Killer in the game to speak.
    • Upon teleporting to a Survivor who has solved the Lament Configuration, he either says the line "You opened the box, and I came", or "The box, you opened it, I came".
    • During his mori animation, he utters the line "I shall tear your soul apart".
    • Both of these lines are slightly altered versions of quotes from the first Hellraiser movie.
    • He is the first Killer to speak English.

THE SURVIVORS IconHelpLoading survivor.png
S01 charSelect portrait.png Dwight Fairfield SurvivorDwight.png S02 charSelect portrait.png Meg Thomas SurvivorMeg.png S03 charSelect portrait.png Claudette Morel SurvivorClaudette.png S04 charSelect portrait.png Jake Park SurvivorJake.png S05 charSelect portrait.png Nea Karlsson SurvivorNea.png
CHAPTERS II - V S06 charSelect portrait.png Laurie Strode SurvivorLaurie.png S07 charSelect portrait.png Ace Visconti SurvivorAce.png S08 charSelect portrait.png Bill Overbeck SurvivorBill.png S09 charSelect portrait.png Feng Min SurvivorFengMin.png S10 charSelect portrait.png David King SurvivorDavidKing.png
CHAPTERS VI - X S11 charSelect portrait.png Quentin Smith SurvivorQuentin.png S12 charSelect portrait.png David Tapp SurvivorDavidTapp.png S13 charSelect portrait.png Kate Denson SurvivorKate.png S14 charSelect portrait.png Adam Francis SurvivorAdam.png S15 charSelect portrait.png Jeff Johansen SurvivorJeff.png
CHAPTERS XI - XIV S16 charSelect portrait.png Jane Romero SurvivorJane.png S17 charSelect portrait.png Ash Williams SurvivorAsh.png S18 charSelect portrait.png Nancy Wheeler SurvivorNancy.png S19 charSelect portrait.png Steve Harrington SurvivorSteve.png S20 charSelect portrait.png Yui Kimura SurvivorYui.png
CHAPTERS XV - XIX S21 charSelect portrait.png Zarina Kassir SurvivorZarina.png S22 charSelect portrait.png Cheryl Mason SurvivorCheryl.png S23 charSelect portrait.png Felix Richter SurvivorFelix.png S24 charSelect portrait.png Élodie Rakoto SurvivorElodie.png S25 charSelect portrait.png Yun-Jin Lee SurvivorYun-Jin.png
CHAPTERS XX - XXI S26 charSelect portrait.png Jill Valentine SurvivorJill.png S27 charSelect portrait.png Leon Scott Kennedy SurvivorLeon.png S28 charSelect portrait.png Mikaela Reid SurvivorMikaela.png
THE KILLERS IconHelpLoading killer.png
K01 charSelect portrait.png Evan MacMillan - The Trapper IconHelpLoading trapper.png K02 charSelect portrait.png Philip Ojomo - The Wraith IconHelpLoading wraith.png K03 charSelect portrait.png Max Thompson Jr. - The Hillbilly IconHelpLoading hillbilly.png K04 charSelect portrait.png Sally Smithson - The Nurse IconHelpLoading nurse.png K05 charSelect portrait.png Michael Myers - The Shape IconHelpLoading shape.png
CHAPTERS III - VI K06 charSelect portrait.png Lisa Sherwood - The Hag IconHelpLoading hag.png K07 charSelect portrait.png Herman Carter - The Doctor IconHelpLoading doctor.png K08 charSelect portrait.png Anna - The Huntress IconHelpLoading huntress.png K09 charSelect portrait.png Bubba Sawyer - The Cannibal IconHelpLoading cannibal.png K10 charSelect portrait.png Freddy Krueger - The Nightmare IconHelpLoading nightmare.png
CHAPTERS VII - XI K11 charSelect portrait.png Amanda Young - The Pig IconHelpLoading pig.png K12 charSelect portrait.png Jeffrey Hawk - The Clown IconHelpLoading clown.png K13 charSelect portrait.png Rin Yamaoka - The Spirit IconHelpLoading spirit.png K14 charSelect portrait.png Frank, Julie, Susie, Joey - The Legion IconHelpLoading legion.png K15 charSelect portrait.png Adiris - The Plague IconHelpLoading plague.png
CHAPTERS XII - XV K16 charSelect portrait.png Danny Johnson - The Ghost Face IconHelpLoading ghost.png K17 charSelect portrait.png The Demogorgon IconHelpLoading demogorgon.png K18 charSelect portrait.png Kazan Yamaoka - The Oni IconHelpLoading oni.png K19 charSelect portrait.png Caleb Quinn - The Deathslinger IconHelpLoading deathslinger.png K20 charSelect portrait.png Pyramid Head - The Executioner IconHelpLoading wales.png
CHAPTERS XVI - XXI K21 charSelect portrait.png Talbot Grimes - The Blight IconHelpLoading blight.png K22 charSelect portrait.png Victor & Charlotte Deshayes - The Twins IconHelpLoading twins.png K23 charSelect portrait.png Ji-Woon Hak - The Trickster IconHelpLoading trickster.png K24 charSelect portrait.png Nemesis T-Type - The Nemesis Nemesis T-Type}} K25 charSelect portrait.png Elliot Spencer - The Cenobite IconHelpLoading cenobite.png
K25 Chatterer charSelect portrait.png The Chatterer S27 Chris charSelect portrait.png Chris Redfield S26 Claire charSelect portrait.png Claire Redfield S22 outfit 008 charSelect portrait HUD.png Cybil Bennett QM Jonathan charSelect portrait.png Jonathan Byers S22 Lisa charSelect portrait.png Lisa Garland
K07 Look-See charSelect portrait.png The Look-See K08 Mordeo charSelect portrait.png The Mordeo
K21 outfit 008.png The Ferryman TR outfit 012.png The Krampus SwedenKiller outfit 009.png The Minotaur
S22 outfit 007.png Alessa Gillespie WI outfit 010.png The Birch
Alex Benedict Baker The Entity IconHelp entity.png The Observer IconHelp archivesGeneral.png Vigo and many more...
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