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Quotes left.png "Whether Killers perform their heinous acts by the compulsions of their diseased minds, or if they are forced into them by external pressures, has long been a matter of debate. But for one Killer, nature and nurture are inextricably linked. Leatherface kills not from a desire to exert his will over others, to satisfy carnal urges, or even to quiet the voices in his head. He kills because he is scared. Scared that others will hurt him; scared that his family will be displeased with him, scared that their shared willingness to eat human flesh will be discovered." Quotes right.png
~ Unknown (Potentially Benedict Baker)
The Cannibal
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Bubba Sawyer
Game Alias(es)
or Ethnicity
(unofficial: Coldwind Farm)
Bubba's Chainsaw
Power Attack Type
Special Attack
The Sledge
115 % | 4.6 m/s
Movement speed
115-132.25 % |
4.6-5.29 m/s (Chainsaw Sweep);
86.25 % |
3.45 m/s (Revving)
32 metres
Voice Actor
Filip Ivanovic (Art Director)

Bubba Sawyer or "Leatherface" / "The Cannibal" is one of 21 Killers Killers}} currently featured in Dead by Daylight Dead by Daylight}}.

He was introduced with PARAGRAPH II: LEATHERFACE™, a Paragraph DLC released on 14 September 2017.

He originates from the 1974 Horror Movie franchise The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.


The Cannibal is a chainsaw-wielding Killer, able to trigger a deadly frenzy using his Power, immediately downing anyone in its path.

His personal Perks, Knock Out Knock Out}}, Barbecue & Chilli Barbecue & Chilli}}, and Franklin's Demise Franklin's Demise}}, make Survivors easier to locate while robbing them of their tools and abilities.

His Perks revolve around the unknown. Nobody knows where anyone is, especially The Cannibal himself. You are not aware of his presence until his Chainsaw bursts through your spinal cord.

Difficulty rating: Easy
(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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Whether killers perform their heinous acts by the compulsions of their diseased minds, or if they are forced into them by external pressures, has long been a matter of debate. But for one killer, nature and nurture are inextricably linked.

Leatherface kills not from a desire to exert his will over others, to satisfy carnal urges, or even to quiet the voices in his head. He kills because he is scared. Scared that others will hurt him; scared that his family will be displeased with him, scared that their shared willingness to eat human flesh will be discovered.

He does as he is told. His family loves him and that is all that matters. Outsiders are a threat, and threats need to be dealt with.

Like those kids that came into the house, uninvited. Walked in like they owned the place. Looked around the house, trying to find out his family’s secrets, no doubt. But Leatherface deals with them, and protects his family just as he’s been taught.

He is not just protector, he has many roles, and each role has its own face. He serves dinner, cares for the family, and dresses well when they eat. His Grandpa and Ma used to care for them all, but Grandpa, he is old now and Ma has been still for a while, so Leatherface and his brothers had to take over. Family is everything to him. Family is security and safety.

But, even though he did his best, one of the kids got away. He tried to stop her, chasing after her as fast as he could, but she had help: another outsider, driving a truck. The evil trucker killed his brother, ran him over like he was a possum. In a fury, Leatherface leapt at him, the saw ready to avenge his family, but the trucker was too quick. He knocked Leatherface aside and turned his own saw against him.

As he watched the outsiders driving away, the rage, grief and pain combined with the worry about what would happen to his family now. They would surely return with the police, and the police would take his brothers, his Grandpa. Without them, what would he do? Without their commands, he would wither and die.

As his world collapsed, Leatherface spun in circles, swinging the saw all around, trying to fight off the myriad external threats that surrounded him.

Then another feeling overtook him. It came from outside his vision, crawling over his skin with cold dread. He realised that no matter what outsiders could do to him, there was something worse, something bigger that lived in the shadows. He was filled with a terror unlike any he had ever felt before. But it was almost comforting, like the fear he'd felt with his family. The fear of disappointing them.

He was brought to a place that was familiar but unknowable, and he instinctively knew what he had to do. He couldn't fail it, the way he had his family. Outsiders would come but he would use his skills to overcome any threats. There would be screaming, but he could make the world quiet again. Until the only sound remaining was the blessed howl of the saw.

Let the outsiders come.

The Cannibal's Perks

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

  • Knock Out - Level 30
  • Barbecue & Chilli - Level 35
  • Franklin's Demise - Level 40

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

Knock Out

The trauma caused by your brutal attacks makes crying for help painfully difficult.

Survivors put into the Dying State by your Basic Attack are not revealed to other Survivors when those are standing outside of a range of 32/24/16 metres.

For the next 15 seconds, the dying Survivor is affected by the Blindness Blindness}} Status Effect and crawls 50 % slower.

"Oh, that gun's no good. The old way... with a sledge! You see, that way's better. They die better that way." — Nubbins Sawyer

Barbecue & Chilli

A deep bond with The Entity Entity}} unlocks potential in one's Aura-reading ability.

After hooking a Survivor, all other Survivors' Auras Auras}} are revealed to you for 4 seconds when they are farther than 40 metres from the Hook Hook}}.

  • Each time a Survivor is hooked for the first time, gain a 25 % stack-able bonus to all Bloodpoint gains up to a maximum of 50/75/100 %.

The bonus Bloodpoints are only awarded post-Trial.

"I just can't take no pleasure in killing. There's just some things you gotta do. Don't mean you have to like it." — Drayton Sawyer

Franklin's Demise

Your vicious Basic Attacks make the Survivors drop their Item Item}} on impact.

The lost Item will be consumed by The Entity Entity}} after 150/120/90 seconds if it is not picked up.

Reveals Items on the ground within a range of 32 metres with a white Aura.
The Aura will slowly fade to red until the Item is consumed by The Entity.

"Sally, I hear something. Stop! Stop!" — Franklin Hardesty


Weapon: The Sledge

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The Sledge is the Primary Weapon of The Cannibal. The Sledge might be old-fashioned but it is still the fastest and cleanest way to put down cattle.

  • When he gets a successful hit to a Survivors Survivors}}, The Cannibal will shake the blood off of his Weapon.
  • When he's about to perform his Memento Mori Memento Mori}} , he first hits the Survivor in the head with his Weapon, then lowers it before revving up Bubba's Chainsaw.

Power: Bubba's Chainsaw

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Quotes left.png An incredibly powerful and heavy Chainsaw which sank its teeth into countless victims.
A suitable birthday gift for The Cannibal.
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The Cannibal starts the Trial with 3 Charges.

Press and hold the Power button to consume one Charge and perform a Chainsaw Dash for 2 seconds that can hit multiple targets.
Survivors hit during a Chainsaw Dash are put into the Dying State Dying State}}.

Additional Chainsaw Dashes
Press the Power button again during the Chainsaw Dash window to consume another Charge and extend the Chainsaw Sweep by another Chainsaw Dash.

  • Resets the Chainsaw Sweep timer to 2 seconds.
  • Increases the Chainsaw Sweep cool-down by 1 second per charge.

Charges replenish while Bubba's Chainsaw is not in use.

The Tantrum meter slowly fills when revving Bubba's Chainsaw.
Once the meter is full, or after hitting an obstacle during a Chainsaw Sweep, The Cannibal unleashes a Tantrum, wildly slashing out and damaging any Survivors in close proximity, putting them into the Dying State Dying State}}.

  • Tantrum duration increases by 1 second for each Charge that was consumed.
  • Lose any remaining Charges.
  • Tremendously decreased Movement speed.

The Tantrum meter decreases when Bubba's Chainsaw is not in use and completely depletes during a Chainsaw Sweep.

Power Trivia

  • The Recharge rate is set to 0.25 c/s by default (may be changed with Add-ons).
    • It therefore takes 4 seconds to replenish 1 Charge by default.
  • A Chainsaw Dash lasts for 2 seconds by default (may be increased with Add-ons).
  • Cool-downs for a successful or missed Chainsaw Sweep attack are 2 seconds and 1.5 seconds respectively.
    • The maximum cool-down time is capped at 4.5 seconds.
  • The Tantrum lasts for 5 seconds by default (may be changed with Add-ons).
    • The maximum Tantrum duration is capped at 8 seconds.

Add-ons for Bubba's Chainsaw

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
Vegetable Oil
Vegetable Oil A rancid oil used as a poor quality lubricant.
  • Slightly decreases Chainsaw Sweep cool-down on successful hits.
Spark Plug
Spark Plug A clean spark plug fitted for a Chainsaw.
  • Slightly increases Chainsaw Sweep Recharge speed.
Speed Limiter
Speed Limiter A mechanical device that limits the amount of fuel small engines can intake at one time, forcing a constant and safe speed.
  • Grants 100 % Bonus Bloodpoints for Chainsaw Hit Score Events in the Deviousness Category.
  • Hits with either Bubba's Chainsaw or the Chainsaw do not automatically trigger the Dying State Dying State}}.
Chainsaw File
Chainsaw File A file whose purpose is to hone Chainsaw chains.
  • Slightly reduces Tantrum duration.
Long Guide Bar
Long Guide Bar A sturdy iron replacement bar for long chains.
  • Slightly increases Bubba's Chainsaw Revving threshold for triggering a Tantrum.
Primer Bulb
Primer Bulb Pumps more gas in the ignition system to ensure a quick and powerful start.
  • Moderately increases Chainsaw Sweep Recharge speed.
Knife Scratches
Knife Scratches Scratches cover the Chainsaw's body, caused by a searing blade. Memories of reprimands fill its holder with the fear of failure.
  • Slightly increases Chainsaw Sweep Movement speed.
  • Slightly increases Chainsaw Sweep Charge time.
Homemade Muffler
Homemade Muffler A makeshift exhaust system made of black gas pipes.
  • Moderately reduces Tantrum duration.
Chilli A big bowl of steaming Chilli to keep you fresh and strong.
  • Slightly increases Chainsaw Dash duration when a Charge is consumed.
  • Slightly increases Chainsaw Dash Window.

"I got some good barbecue here!" — Drayton Sawyer

The Grease
The Grease A thick yellowish ooze, concocted by the Sawyers. Used for all-purpose lubrication around their house.
  • Moderately increases Bubba's Chainsaw Revving threshold for triggering a Tantrum.
The Beast's Marks
The Beast's Marks Jagged marks cover the Chainsaw's body, punishment from the dark beast that lives in The Fog. Memories of violent reprimands fill its holder with the fear of failure.
  • Moderately increases Chainsaw Sweep Movement speed.
  • Slightly increases Chainsaw Sweep Charge time.
Shop Lubricant
Shop Lubricant An oil specifically formulated for Chainsaws. A special additive prevents oil throw off.
  • Downing a Survivor with Bubba's Chainsaw while no other Survivors are in the Terror Radius will cloak that Survivor's Aura Aura}} from other Survivors for 20 seconds.
Grisly Chains
Grisly Chains A chain with unusually hefty cutter teeth that leaves victims crippled even after being healed.
  • Survivors hit with Bubba's Chainsaw suffer from the Mangled Mangled}} Status Effect for 90 seconds.

Grisly Chains does not stack with other instances of the Mangled Status Effect.

Begrimed Chains
Begrimed Chains This chain is stained with a foul substance that debilitates anyone it touches.
  • Hits with Bubba's Chainsaw cause Survivors to drop their Items Items}}.
Rusted Chains
Rusted Chains This chain is covered with crusty and volatile rust spots that make injuries particularly difficult to heal.
  • Survivors injured with Bubba's Chainsaw suffer from the Broken Broken}} Status Effect for 90 seconds.

Rusted Chains does not stack with other instances of the Broken Status Effect.

Light Chassis
Light Chassis A light and durable Chainsaw chassis with a shorter guide bar. Makes the Chainsaw easier to handle.
  • While revving, see the Auras Auras}} of Survivors within 8 metres.
Depth Gauge Rake
Depth Gauge Rake Tool that increases the angle of the depth gauge, making the chain eat more "wood".
  • Increases the number of Charges by 1.
  • Slightly increases Chainsaw Sweep Charge time.
  • Slightly decreases Chainsaw Sweep maximum Movement speed.
Award-winning Chilli
Award-winning Chilli A big bowl of spicy Chilli made famous thanks to prime meat.
  • Moderately increases Chainsaw Dash duration when a Charge is consumed.
  • Moderately increases Chainsaw Dash Window.

"The secret's in the meat" — Drayton Sawyer

Iridescent Flesh
Iridescent Flesh A thin slice of smooth, young flesh. The veins shimmer with luminescent glow, as if life still flows within.
  • Hitting a Survivor with Bubba's Chainsaw replenishes its Charges.
  • Limits the maximum Tantrum duration to 8 seconds.

"There are moments when we cannot believe that what is happening is really true. Pinch yourself and you may find out that it is." — Pam Jones

Carburettor Tuning Guide
Carburettor Tuning Guide A crudely drawn guide to properly adjust and tune a Chainsaw carburettor.
  • Automatically consumes all Charges when triggering a Chainsaw Dash.
  • Slightly increases Chainsaw Dash duration.
  • Slightly decreases Chainsaw Sweep maximum Movement speed.


Main article: Achievements

There are currently 2 Achievements related to The Cannibal.

Icon Name Description
Adept Cannibal}}
Adept Cannibal Achieve a Merciless Victory with The Cannibal Cannibal}} using only his Unique Perks: Knock Out Knock Out}}, Barbecue & Chilli Barbecue & Chilli}} & Franklin's Demise Franklin's Demise}}.
Butcherin' With The Cannibal Cannibal}}, chainsaw 100 Survivors.


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

The Cannibal has 4 unique Customisation options based on the four original Survivors, Dwight, Meg, Claudette, and Jake.
In order to unlock them, The Cannibal must sacrifice a face's respective Survivor a total of 25 times (kills and bleed-outs do not count).

The Cannibal's attire includes:


Icon Name Body Rarity Description Additional Notes
CA Head01.png Leatherface CategoryIcon head.png Common A terrifying mask of dried skin, stretched and stitched together. A relic of detached faces, frozen in fear.
CA HeadDF01.png Leaderface CategoryIcon head.png Common Maybe they'll finally listen and stay put. A mask made of Dwight's face. Unlocked after sacrificing Dwight 25 times
CA HeadMT01.png Athleteface CategoryIcon head.png Common A mask inbued with strength and willpower. A mask made of Meg's face. Unlocked after sacrificing Meg 25 times
CA HeadCM01.png Smartface CategoryIcon head.png Common He's not completely devoid of empathy. A mask made of Claudette's face. Unlocked after sacrificing Claudette 25 times
CA HeadJP01.png Survivorface CategoryIcon head.png Common If he can't be with them, he'll find another way to be like them. A mask made of Jake's face. Unlocked after sacrificing Jake 25 times
CA Body01.png The Butcher CategoryIcon body.png Common Providing meat for the whole family can be messy work.
CA W01.png The Sledge CategoryIcon weapons.png Common The Sledge might be old fashioned but it is still the fastest and cleanest way to put down cattles.


Icon Name Body Rarity Description Additional Notes
CA Head01 P01.png Bloody Leatherface CategoryIcon head.png Rare A terrifying mask of dried skin, stretched, stitched together and heavily marinated with two month old type 0 negative blood. 3rd Prestige Reward
CA Body01 P01.png The Bloody Butcher CategoryIcon body.png Rare Providing meat for the whole family is messy work. Especially uncooperative squirming meat. 2nd Prestige Reward
CA W01 P01.png The Bloody Sledge CategoryIcon weapons.png Rare The Sledge might be old fashioned but it is still the fastest and cleanest way to put down cattles. 1st Prestige Reward


Main article: Downloadable Content

The Cannibal is currently part of 1 DLC package:

Available DLC


Up to Patch 4.1.0

Press and hold the Power button to charge the Chainsaw:

  • Start a timed Chainsaw Sweep upon activation.
    • Can hit multiple Survivors in one Chainsaw Sweep.
  • The Chainsaw Sweep stops automatically after 7 swings or upon bumping into an object.
    • Bumping into an object forces The Cannibal into a Tantrum, whereupon he wildly swings his Chainsaw around.
  • Survivors hit by Bubba's Chainsaw are automatically put victims into the Dying State Dying State}}.

Power Trivia:

  • Bubba's Chainsaw has default charge and cool-down times of 2 seconds.
  • The Cannibal's Tantrum has a default duration of 5 seconds.
  • The Chainsaw Noise can be heard within 60 metres.

Change Log

Patch 4.1.0


  • Dead by Daylight's Leatherface is based off the Killer mask Leatherface from the 1974 movie The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.
    • The name Bubba Sawyer originated from the 1986 sequel The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, which is a direct sequel to the original movie.
  • The Cannibal is the fourth licensed Character to be introduced to Dead by Daylight.
    • He is the second licensed Killer to be introduced.
  • The Hillbilly Hillbilly}} is said to be based directly on Leatherface and the Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise, explaining their similarities in looks and abilities.
  • The Cannibal is one few Killers that can instantly put Survivors into the Dying State Dying State}} without any Perks Perks}} or Add-ons Add-ons}}.
  • During a Tantrum, The Cannibal's speed is reduced to about that of the Nurse when she is warp fatigued.
  • The Cannibal's Memento Mori animation was the first one in which the Survivor attempts to get up on their own.
  • The Cannibal's Memento Mori is a reference to Kirk's death in the original film.
  • The Cannibal is the fourth Killer to wear face masks.
  • The Cannibal is one of the most human-looking Killers in the game, as he doesn't have any unnatural alterations to his appearance like most of the other Killers.
  • The Cannibal is one of just two Killers without an associated Realm, though unofficially, and due to his promotion-material featuring him in it, the Coldwind Farm can be considered his associated Realm.


For more go to the Cannibal's Gallery

THE SURVIVORS IconHelpLoading survivor.png
AS DF charSelect portrait.png Dwight Fairfield BS NK charSelect portrait.png Nea Karlsson IS FM charSelect portrait.png Feng Min GS KD charSelect portrait.png Kate Denson MS AW charSelect portrait.png Ash Williams
AS MT charSelect portrait.png Meg Thomas CS LS charSelect portrait.png Laurie Strode JK DK charSelect portrait.png David King HS AF charSelect portrait.png Adam Francis QS NW charSelect portrait.png Nancy Wheeler
AS CM charSelect portrait.png Claudette Morel DS AV charSelect portrait.png Ace Visconti ES QS charSelect portrait.png Quentin Smith KS JJ charSelect portrait.png Jeff Johansen QS SH charSelect portrait.png Steve Harrington
AS JP charSelect portrait.png Jake Park DS BO charSelect portrait.png Bill Overbeck FS DT charSelect portrait.png David Tapp MS JR charSelect portrait.png Jane Romero SS YK charSelect portrait.png Yui Kimura
US ZK charSelect portrait.png Zarina Kassir
WS charSelect portrait.png Cheryl Mason
YS FR charSelect portrait.png Felix Richter
THE KILLERS IconHelpLoading killer.png
AK TR charSelect portrait.png The Trapper Trapper}} - Evan MacMillan BK NU charSelect portrait.png The Nurse Nurse}} - Sally Smithson IK DO charSelect portrait.png The Doctor Doctor}} - Herman Carter EK NI charSelect portrait.png The Nightmare Nightmare}} - Freddy Krueger HK SP charSelect portrait.png The Spirit Spirit}} - Rin Yamaoka
AK WR charSelect portrait.png The Wraith Wraith}} - Philip Ojomo CK SH charSelect portrait.png The Shape Shape}} - Michael Myers JK HU charSelect portrait.png The Huntress Huntress}} - Anna FK PI charSelect portrait.png The Pig Pig}} - Amanda Young KK LE charSelect portrait.png The Legion Legion}} - Frank, Julie, Susie, Joey
AK HI charSelect portrait.png The Hillbilly Hillbilly}} - Max Thompson Jr. DK HA charSelect portrait.png The Hag Hag}} - Lisa Sherwood JK CA charSelect portrait.png The Cannibal Cannibal}} - Bubba Sawyer GK CL charSelect portrait.png The Clown Clown}} - Jeffrey Hawk MK PL charSelect portrait.png The Plague Plague}} - Adiris
OK GH charSelect portrait.png The Ghost Face Ghost Face}} - Danny Johnson UK DE charSelect portrait.png The Deathslinger Deathslinger}} - Caleb Quinn
QK DE charSelect portrait.png The Demogorgon Demogorgon}} - Demogorgon WK charSelect portrait.png The Executioner Executioner}} - Pyramid Head
SK ON charSelect portrait.png The Oni Oni}} - Kazan Yamaoka YK BL charSelect portrait.png The Blight Blight}} - Talbot Grimes
Benedict Baker The Entity Entity}} The Observer Observer}} Vigo and many more...
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