How to use Hexes in Dead by Daylight

Curse the survivors with Hexes.

In Dead by Daylight, the killer has many tools at their disposal for tracking, chasing, attacking, and ultimately sacrificing the survivors. One of these special tools comes in the form of a Hex. Using a Hex will give killers an even greater advantage in preventing any survivors from making their escape.

What does a Hex do?

Hexes are special types of perks that killers can learn. These perks are generally more powerful than any other due to the special caveat that the survivors can counter them. Hexes rely on totems scattered throughout the map. One of these totems will be on fire; this is the Hex totem and the source of your power. As long as this totem is standing, your Hex will be in play, with some exceptions.

Hex perks

Blood Favour

When a Survivor is hit with a Basic Attack, all Pallets within a radius of 16 meters of your location are held in place by The Entity for 15 seconds and cannot be pulled down by Survivors.

Hex: Blood Favor has a cool-down of 60/50/40 seconds.

Devour Hope

When a Survivor is rescued from a Hook at least 24 meters away, Devour Hope receives a Token.

  • 2 Tokens: Gain a 3/4/5 % Haste Status Effect 10 seconds after hooking a Survivor, for a duration of 10 seconds.
  • 3 Tokens: Survivors suffer from the Exposed Status Effect.
  • 5 Tokens: Grants the ability to kill Survivors by your own hand.

The Hex effects persist as long as the related Hex is standing.

Haunted Ground

Two trapped Hex Totems will spawn in the Trial. When one of the two trapped Hex Totems is cleansed by a Survivor, all Survivors suffer from the Exposed Status Effect for 40/50/60 seconds.

The remaining trapped Hex Totem immediately becomes a Dull Totem.

Huntress Lullaby

Survivors receive a 2/4/6 % Regression penalty when missing a Skill Check while healing or repairing. Each time a Survivor is hooked, Huntress Lullaby grows in power. It affects Healing and Repair Skill Check warnings:

  • 1 to 4 Tokens: Shortens the time between the Skill Check Warning sound and the Skill Check.
  • 5 Tokens: No Skill Check Warning sound.

The Hex effects persist as long as the related Hex Totem is standing.

No One Escapes Death

Once the Exit Gates are powered, if there is a Dull Totem remaining on the Map, this Hex is applied to it. While Hex: No One Escapes Death is active, Survivors suffer from the Exposed Status Effect, and your Movement Speed is increased by 2/3/4 %.

The Hex effects persist as long as the related Hex Totem is standing.

Retribution

Any Survivor who cleanses a Dull Totem will suffer from the Oblivious Status Effect for 35/40/45 seconds. If any Hex Totem is cleansed, including this one, the Auras of all Survivors are revealed for 10 seconds.

Ruin

Whenever a Survivor is not repairing a Generator, it will immediately and automatically regress its Repair progress at 100/150/200 % of the normal Regression speed. Ruin affects all Generators.

The Hex effects persist as long as the related Hex Totem is standing.

The Third Seal

Hitting a Survivor with a Basic Attack while the Hex Totem is active applies the Blindness Status Effect. This effect applies to the last 2/3/4 Survivors hit.

The Hex effects persist as long as the related Hex Totem is standing.

Thrill of the Hunt

For each Dull Totem and Hex Totem remaining on the Map, gain a Token.

  • Gain 10 % more Bloodpoints for actions in the Hunter category for each Token.
  • Survivors’ cleansing speed is reduced by 4/5/6 % for each Token.
  • Gain a notification when someone starts working on a Hex Totem.

The Hex effects persist as long as the related Hex Totem is standing.

Undying

While Hex: Undying is active, Survivors within 2 meters of any Totem have their Aura revealed for 4/5/6 seconds.

When another Hex Totem is cleansed, that Hex transfers to an available Dull Totem, losing any Tokens in the process.

Countering a Hex

Destroying a dull totem.

While Hexes can cause major problems for the survivors, it doesn’t spell doom for anyone affected by it. Hexes can be disabled by destroying the Hex totem. Once the Hex totem is destroyed, its associated effect will be negated. The one exception to this rule is the Hex, Undying, which persists until all totems are destroyed.