In Cult of the Lamb, learning how to sacrifice your followers is sort of the point for a lot of people. Like all good cult leaders, you can’t just throw your followers into the deep end. The game requires you to ease them in slowly, corrupting their morals and minds. The One Who Waits agrees, which is why he locks follower sacrifices behind a progression wall.
I’m going to go over how to sacrifice your followers in Cult of the Lamb. It’s an important gameplay mechanic, but it doesn’t take too long to unlock it. If you’re still struggling to figure it out, though, then you’re exactly where you need to be.
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How to Unlock Sacrifice in Cult of the Lamb
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Before you can sacrifice followers in Cult of the Lamb, you’re going to have to unlock the Sacrifice of the Flesh ritual. Thankfully, this ritual is tied to the main story progression as opposed to being unlocked through traditional Doctrines.
To unlock Sacrifice of the Flesh, you need to successfully beat the game’s second boss in the Darkwood. After defeating him, attempt to return to your cult and you’ll be summoned by The One Who Waits. He’ll give you the ritual and advise you to use it – your followers are simply resources, after all.
How to Sacrifice Followers
After returning to your cult, head to the church and you’ll see that this newly acquired sacrifice ritual is there for you to exploit and make your Cult of the Lamb even more powerful. To perform the ritual, you need the following resources:
- 75 Bones.
- 1 Follower.
As well as losing the follower you sacrifice, performing this ritual will lose you 10 Faith. However, it does award you with a hefty chunk of experience towards your next combat upgrade. The higher the level of the follower you’re sacrificing, the more experience you’ll gain.
Sacrificing followers can be useful for a number of different reasons. It’s a way to get rid of any dissenters or skeptics in your cult, cull your numbers if things are getting out of control, and it can actually result in you losing less Faith than if you let elderly cult members die naturally.
Bear in mind that the cooldown on Sacrifice of the Flesh is a fair bit longer than most other rituals. You will have to be quite specific with your living sacrifice choices.
Pushing that utility further, there are a number of Doctrine upgrades that add further value to your sacrifices. Afterlife I – Belief in Sacrifice, for example, causes you to gain 20 Faith whenever you sacrifice a follower. However, the flip side of that: Afterlife I – Belief in Afterlife makes it ideal to let your followers die naturally.
Ultimately, how useful follower sacrifices will be for you in Cult of the Lamb fully depends on how much you spec into the concept as a whole. If you build your Doctrines for old-age followers, then you won’t want to use it too much. With the right upgrades, though, it can be a very powerful tool at your disposal.
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