These lamb worship (opens in new tab) Beginner tips will put you on the right path as you set out to conquer the lands of the old faith.However, the actual trial is not a crusade – you need to deal with your followers (opens in new tab) Keep them aligned and working in harmony as you build your cult from scratch.
This action roguelike from Massive Monster asks you to balance dungeon crawling with cult management, the latter of which is far more laborious than it sounds. You need to keep your sheep fed and happy, you also need to build buildings, collect materials and pick up their droppings. So, with that in mind, these Cult of the Lamb tips will help you keep things running smoothly when you’re just starting out.
Make redundant followers worship at the shrine
You won’t have many followers at first, ideally you want two of them to collect wood and stone so you can start building structures. But since you need piety – and many more – to unlock new buildings, you should make any other followers worship at the temple.
You can order followers to change jobs at any time, so if you find yourself running low on resources, you can add extra workers to help you gather. However, when you’re just starting out, it makes sense to unlock other buildings as soon as possible so you can start expanding your cult more effectively.
make more beds than you need
Sleeping bags aren’t great, but they’re a place where weary followers can sleep after a hard day’s dedication. They break easily, and while they’re easy to repair, not having enough beds available, no matter how short-lived, can negatively impact the cult’s overall beliefs.
You can fix this by making sure you have a few free beds, so that if a follower’s bed breaks, they can immediately switch to an empty bed until you fix the original bed.
destroy everything (during the crusades)
You should spend a lot of time fighting in the Land of the Old Faith. You’ll have enemies to fight, boxes to loot, but absolutely attacking everything around you is fine too.
Grass, barrels, huts, you name it – you should destroy them all. Most of the time you’ll get grass – especially early on – but even this is put to good use in your cult. It can even serve as a meal for your followers if you are short on food. As you venture into subsequent areas, you’ll find more valuable items like meat or mushrooms.
Prioritize farmer stations
Divine Inspiration is granted once you have collected enough offerings from the Temple to completely fill your bar. You use it to unlock new buildings, and you should prioritize building farm plots as well as farmer stations as soon as possible.
Keeping up with the appetites of followers can be very difficult, so having the ability to grow your own food really helps. Once assigned, a follower will water you, and if you build a seed silo nearby, they’ll also plant something for you.
As you spend Divine Inspiration, more buildings will become available, and you’ll eventually be able to upgrade your farm so that followers can harvest crops and store them in chests for you to collect.
Serve daily and bless your followers
It’s important to keep a close eye on your cult belief level and personal allegiances, especially if you’re often away from crusades. Doing daily sermons in your temple not only increases Faith and Loyalty, but also unlocks more powerful weapon and curse upgrades for you to venture into the lands of old Faith.
You can also steadily increase a follower’s loyalty by using the blessing action on each follower, increasing it by 5 points. That might not seem like much, but it adds up quickly, and you’ll get a Commandment Stone shard every time a follower levels up.
Select Murder Follower Ability
This may seem harsh, but the Murder Follower ability can help you deal with any troublesome followers before they have a chance to do too much damage to the cult’s overall belief level.This ability is unlocked by one of the doctrines of law and order (opens in new tab)although you should still be careful when using it – if other followers see you publicly killing their peers, they’re unlikely to accept it.
It’s also a convenient way to get rid of older followers if you’re struggling to feed everyone. brutal? Yes, but when paired with the Good Die Young trait, which is one of the afterlife doctrines, you can even recover some faith from sacrifice.
If leading a cult is a bit too much, please lower the difficulty
If you find it difficult to satisfy your followers, you can lower the difficulty level to make things like hunger and faith more manageable. It also means enemies will be easier to take down too, but at least you won’t have to worry too much about what new mess you’ll find when you get back to your flock.
Once you’ve figured out some basics and gained some experience running a cult on a daily basis, you can always start a new run.