Cult of the Lamb is perhaps the strangest recreation of 2022. This wild mashup of life sim and roguelike duties you with operating a thriving cult — gathering supplies, constructing constructions, and slaying anybody that will get in your manner. Since Cult of the Lamb borrows so many concepts from so many genres, it may be troublesome to come back to grips with the whole lot it asks of you. However, with a couple of ideas and methods, you’ll be operating probably the most profitable cult the world has ever seen.
Here are some newbie ideas and methods for Cult of the Lamb.
Master your fight expertise
Combat in Cult of the Lamb is fast-paced and unforgiving. Several expertise are at your disposal, and studying the intricacies of every is the important thing to staying alive. More importantly, you’ll need to grasp your dodge roll. This helps you to shortly evade incoming assaults and put distance between you and your enemies. It will also be used to shut gaps, as you progress surprisingly quick whereas rolling. Also remember the fact that touching most enemies gained’t injury you — solely lively assaults will deplete your HP. This means you shouldn’t be afraid to get shut, deal some injury, then roll away to security.
Use every weapon correctly
A roguelike is simply pretty much as good because the weapons at your disposal, and Cult of the Lamb will throw no scarcity of sharp, pointy objects your manner. Some are gradual and deal heaps of harm, whereas others are quick and designed to slowly chip away at enemy well being bars. You gained’t at all times have the ability to deliver your favourite weapon into fight (because of the random nature of the sport), so be sure you change up your playstyle based mostly in your gear. Heavy weapons, for instance, would possibly solely allow you to land a single assault earlier than needing to roll away to security, whereas quick weapons will allow you to hack away endlessly.
Food is king (and so is your Farm)
If your cult begins getting hungry, dangerous issues begin occurring. Picking berries and cooking meals ought to be a day by day job, and attempt to set up a Farm as quickly as attainable. This provides you quick access to cooking substances and makes it straightforward to maintain your cultists fed. You’ll additionally need to forage for berries as you enterprise out into the wild.
Don’t fear, you’ll be able to transfer your buildings
The recreation doesn’t let you know this proper off the bat, however don’t fret about the place you place your preliminary constructions. Most of those are fully customizable and will be moved with out penalty later within the recreation. Simply head over to the Building Sign and choose the Edit Buildings choice. This will allow you to transfer round your constructions as you see match.
Progress is tied to the dimensions of your cult
While you’ll have a bunch of targets to perform listed on the proper facet of your display, a lot of your progress is actually tied to rising your cult. This means you’ll need to do the whole lot in your energy to free prisoners and indoctrinate them — permitting your bizarre little household to develop bigger and letting you unlock new areas of the sport.
Time of day is necessary
Cult of the Lamb makes use of a Day/Night cycle that’s repeatedly operating. Whether you’re chopping bushes along with your fellow cultists or out on an journey, time will slowly tick by. Keeping observe of time is necessary, as some actions can solely be carried out as soon as earlier than getting locked behind a timer.
Give day by day Sermons
Speaking of time-gated actions, you’ll need to give Sermons as typically as attainable. This is actually the way you stage up in Cult of the Lamb, rising extra highly effective based mostly in your variety of followers and the way loyal they’re to the cult. Your finest guess is to offer a Sermon early within the morning, then head out for an journey. Only one Sermon will be carried out a day, so be sure you don’t miss out on this straightforward approach to stage up.
Keep everybody wholesome
Your followers can get sick and die should you’re not cautious. To keep away from this, make sure to not solely maintain them fed but additionally get rid of any our bodies, poop, or different hazardous supplies. The simplest way to do that is to take a fast lap round your camp each day, scouting for something unsavory that is perhaps scattered on the bottom.
Keep everybody loyal
Giving cultists items and finishing quests for them will enhance their loyalty towards you. Increase their loyalty sufficient, and also you’ll be rewarded with Devotion and a Commandment Stone Fragment. They’ll additionally produce extra Devotion throughout Sermons. It will be straightforward to miss your followers if you’re busy questing and unlocking constructions, however gaining their loyalty is a straightforward approach to shortly develop stronger.
Bones are invaluable
Bones are ridiculously helpful in Cult of the Lamb. These sources are required to carry out Rituals and enhance the religion of your cultists. Early within the recreation, it’s a good suggestion to stockpile these, as you’ll unlock some actually expensive rituals later within the recreation.
Destroy the whole lot in sight
When you’re out on a quest, it’s in your finest curiosity to destroy completely the whole lot you see. Various sources can typically be gathered from random vegetation and different objects on the map, and reducing down the whole lot you see earlier than shifting to the subsequent room will guarantee your stock is totally loaded if you return to camp.
Early in your adventures, you’ll unlock a cube recreation referred to as Knucklebones. Not solely is it extremely enjoyable (and straightforward to study) however you’ll be able to earn new Tarot playing cards (used to grant non permanent perks) in your journey by enjoying. Most of them are nothing too game-changing, though Knucklebones is a enjoyable diversion from the tough realities of operating a cult.
Level quick with Worshippers
Instead of getting your followers lower down bushes or mine stone, you’ll be able to have them worship at your Shrine. This is the place you’ll unlock new upgrades in your cult, akin to a Lumberyard, Farm, Missionary, and extra. Unless you’re operating very low on sources, it’s a good suggestion to have as many cultists worshipping on the Shrine as attainable. This helps you to shortly unlock new components of your camp and progress by way of the sport with ease.
Develop a routine
Cult of the Lamb has so many shifting items that it’s straightforward to get overwhelmed. To fight this, attempt to develop a schedule that you just observe every day. Here’s a easy instance that you could modify as wanted:
Once all of your cultists are awake, head to your Temple for a Sermon or different Rituals.
Make a sweep of your camp, checking for hazardous supplies that might get your crew sick.
Collect any sources round your camp.
Head out on a quest, gathering supplies as you go.
Return to camp and indoctrinate any followers.
Check your camp stats (akin to Hunger) and enhance these as wanted.
Chat with followers.
Wrap up with any duties you missed all through the day.
This routine will continuously require minor changes as you unlock new options (or automate them, because of your loyal followers), however it’s a superb place to begin for newbies.