Dead by Daylight features numerous Killers, and their ranks only continue to grow. To make it as a top-tier Survivor, you must use your wits and skills against them all. With The Cenobite, there are a few different ways you must counter him to survive your Dead by Daylight round. We’ll show you all the tips and tricks you need to get you and your group out alive.
How to Counter The Cenobite in Dead by Daylight
The Cenobite is not the easiest Killer to use. So, if you are up against a particularly deadly one, then note that the Killer player is experienced and can take you out of the Trial quickly.
Before we work on a plan to counter The Cenobite in Dead by Daylight, let’s explore his unique perks:
- Deadlock: Once a Generator is completed, The Entity blocks the next Generator with the most progression for 20/25/30 seconds.
- Hex: Plaything: Activates on a random Totem each time a Survivor is hooked for the first time. Hooked Survivor is Cursed and Oblivious until Totem is cleansed. For the first 90 seconds, only they can cleanse the Totem.
- Scourge Hook: Gift of Pain: 4 random Hooks turn into Scourge Hooks at the start of the Trial. When a Survivor is unhooked from one, they suffer from Hemorrhage and Mangled effects. Once healed, they have an Action Speed penalty of 10/13/16% to healing and repairing.
The skills aren’t the only things to consider because there’s a chance the Killer may not even bring them to the Trial. However, if you ever want to counter The Cenobite in Dead by Daylight, you must keep his chain power and the Lament Configuration in mind.
Counter The Cenobite – Focus on the Lament Configuration
The Lament Configuration can harm many Survivors if it starts a Chain Hunt. So, try to solve it as soon as possible.
Now, remember that any Survivor can pick it up. One thing you might want to do is carry it off to safety. If possible, try not to do this for long.
When you carry the Lament Configuration, you are permanently Oblivious and Chains will intermittently attack you.
It’s best to settle down in a single location and start working on it. A great way to counter the Lament Configuration in Dead by Daylight is to wait for The Cenobite to jump into a chase with someone else.
Once you’re solving it, he can teleport to you and end it quickly. So, try to wait for him to be in the middle of a chase so that you can solve it in peace. Alternatively, you can wait to see if he picks someone up and start solving it too.
Counter The Cenobite in Dead by Daylight – Learn to Loop
Survivors should work together for their best chance at escaping The Cenobite. If one player is working on the Lament Configuration, then make it your job to keep the Killer distracted.
Be sure you’re good at running if you’re going to play this role. It requires you not to lose them, but hold their attention long enough. A perk like Dead Hard (David) will help out during a constant loop chase.
Remember: you’ll know someone is solving the Lament Configuration if there’s a spiky yellow circle around their icon.
Dead by Daylight is available on PC, PS5/PS4, Xbox One/Series, Nintendo Switch, iOS, and Android.