Cult of the Lamb Trophy Guide – Guide Your Flock to Greatness!

If you are one of those gamers much like myself that have their indie radars tuned in to a certain frequency where you never miss a new exciting gem on the horizon, you might have heard of Cult of the Lamb. Indie games are a dime a dozen, with at least one publishing daily trying to be the next Stardew Valley or Hades. However, It’s very rare that you ever get something that even comes close to that level of quality. Then along comes a title that allows you to take control of your own cult, lead your flock as a lamb that has evaded slaughter, and hunt down those that sacrificed you in the name of the Old Faith. It’s dark yet jovial in equal measure, and despite the rather taboo subject matter, the game manages to offer Binding of Issac meets Hades, meets Stardew-Valley-like gameplay, with a core gameplay loop that is super addictive. If you want my full take, be sure to read my review on Indie Game Culture, but rest assured, I was really impressed with this title.

However, with most games that I get handed for review, especially indies, there comes a time when I take off my journalist’s hat and become a seasoned platinum hunter looking for my next platinum pop and the sweet, sweet crumb of serotonin that comes with it. Which meant I needed to assess the trophy list for this delightfully dark game, and to my delight, it looked pretty manageable. After over ten hours of grinding and building my army of minions, I can now say, it wasn’t quite as straightforward as I thought. There are some hidden secrets you’ll need to know, some tactics you’ll need to employ, and some bugs that you’ll need to work around to make this happen.

Worry not, my little lambs, for I have suffered, so you don’t have to. I know the strategies, I hold the key to all the knowledge needed, and I have some extra hints and tips to make your cult-based adventure a lot more manageable and fun. So without further delay, let’s get into this bad boy. Here is our Cult of the Lamb Trophy Guide; enjoy!

Quick Details

  • Genre: Roguelike/Resource Management
  • Number of Trophies: 37
  • Difficulty: 4/10
  • Playthroughs Needed: One 
  • Time to Platinum: 6-10 hours

Roadmap to Success

Step one: Kill The Non-Believers!

Kill The Non-Believers!

Okay, so let’s get down to business, the business of brainwashing. The first step of this roadmap is as straightforward as it gets. Just play the game naturally and do everything that the game wants you to do. That will be a mix of cult management tasks and quests, as well as slaying the four Bishops of the old faith, and The One Who Waits. Who would have thought rescuing that guy would come back to bite us? Sadly, you can’t neglect your flock and rush to the finish line, as you will need a strong number of followers throughout the game to unlock new areas. However, with a sacrifice there and a sermon there, you’ll be just fine. Here are the trophies that you will pick up through natural play:

  • A Deal With The Devil
  • First Follower
  • Preacher of Truth
  • The First Death
  • Death to the Non-Believers
  • The Flock Grows
  • Flock of Many
  • Flock of All
  • See No Evil
  • Speak No Evil
  • Hear No Evil
  • Think No Evil
  • Do No Evil
  • Crosser of Thresholds
  • Leader of the Crusade

Step Two: Fine Tune Your Cult

Fine Tune Your Cult

After you finish the game, and if you made the same choice as me, have The One Who Waits working on the Compound; you can begin the first stages of clean-up. This will involve you giving your Compound and flock all the bells and whistles. To complete these steps, you practically don’t need to venture out into the wild again at all. You just need to keep your flock happy, keep things ticking over, and keep building new things on your Compound to enhance productivity. This step is all about resource management, so put away the sword, axe, claw, or hammer, just for now. Here are the trophies you will earn in this portion of the journey:

  • Keeper of Secrets
  • Sacrificial Beasts
  • Weigher of Souls
  • Hoarder of Wealth
  • Weapons of Plenty
  • Curses of Plenty
  • Devotion
  • Cannibal
  • Gospel

Step Three: Cleanup Time

Brilliant job so far. Now comes the time when you can start to let your flock dwindle and focus on matters beyond your Compound. You don’t have to neglect your followers, but tending to all their petty wants and desires, like food and sanitary living conditions, can really slow you down. In this step, you will be heading to the five unlockable areas of the game and doing some side quests, unlocking come fun collectibles, playing some cool mini-games, and you’ll probably have to get your weapon back out again to collect some necessary extras like hidden Tarot Cards, for example. Here are the trophies you’ll want to pick up in this step:

  • Bringer of Light
  • Full Flock
  • Full Deck
  • Teach a Lamb to Fish
  • Transform
  • Transmute
  • Game of Chance
  • Master of Chance

Step Four: Can’t Touch This!

Can't Touch This!

Then comes the final step and what is easily the hardest part of this platinum run. Do you remember those pesky bishops that wanted to kill you before? Well, here’s the thing. Unless you managed to beat every single one of those without taking any damage the first time around, you’ll need to take them on again. No need for another playthrough, though. When you encounter one of their shrines in their respective areas, if you destroy it, it will open a portal and transport you there. Then with a little help from some of the snazzy new fleeces you acquired earlier, you’ll make short work of these behemoth bishops. Here are the trophies you’ll be earning this time, along with the coveted platinum trophy:

  • Order
  • Sate
  • Cure
  • Peace
  • Godhood

Cult of the Lamb Trophy List

Great, so we have an established path to success, but a lot of these trophies are a little more complicated than they might seem. You’ll need some added guidance here if you want to get this one wrapped up in ten hours or less, which is more than doable. Plus, with a few bugs stopping a lot of players from earning this platinum, you’ll need to read further to make sure you avoid these pitfalls. So here is even more detail on the trophies listed above:

A Deal With The Devil

Deal With The Devil
  • Rarity: Bronze
  • Player Percentage: 98.44%

The player earns this trophy by agreeing to form a cult under the guidance of The One Who Waits.

First Follower

  • Rarity: Bronze
  • Player Percentage: 97.88%

The player will earn this trophy when you indoctrinate your first follower into the cult.

Preacher of Truth

Preacher of Truth
  • Rarity: Bronze
  • Player Percentage: 96.11%

The player will earn this trophy when they perform their first sermon for the cult.

The First Death

  • Rarity: Bronze
  • Player Percentage: 87.88%

This trophy is earned when a member of the cult dies. This can be from the following:

  • Old Age
  • Sacrifice
  • Killed when on a Missionary Run
  • Sacrificed for resurrection
  • As a result of a side quest

Death to the Non-Believers

  • Rarity: Bronze
  • Player Percentage: 96.80%

This will be earned when the player kills their first mini-boss.

The Flock Grows

The Flock Grows
  • Rarity: Silver
  • Player Percentage: 93.57%

The player will earn this trophy when the number of followers within their cult rises to five or more.

Flock of Many

  • Rarity: Silver
  • Player Percentage: 80.86%

This trophy will pop when the player raises the number of followers within their cult to ten or more.

Flock of All

  • Rarity: Gold
  • Player Percentage: 52.52%

This trophy will pop when the player manages to indoctrinate twenty followers into their cult.

Quick Tips:

  • Don’t take your foot off the gas with regards to recruitment and cult management until you get this trophy.
  • When on Crusade runs, try to prioritize follower pickup opportunities if possible.
  • Do quests regularly for followers; this can sometimes lead to acquiring a batch of new followers.

See No Evil

See No Evil
  • Rarity: Bronze
  • Player Percentage: 88.02%

This trophy is earned by defeating the first bishop of the old faith, Leshy. He is found in Darkwood. I will discuss strategies more in the Order trophy write-up.

Speak No Evil

  • Rarity: Bronze
  • Player Percentage: 63.03%

This trophy is earned by defeating the second bishop of the old faith, Heket. He is found in Anura. I will discuss strategies more in the Sate trophy write-up.

Hear No Evil

  • Rarity: Silver
  • Player Percentage: 49.07%

This trophy is earned by defeating the third bishop of the old faith, Kallamar. He is found in Anchordeep. I will discuss strategies more in the Cure trophy write-up.

Think No Evil

Think No Evil
  • Rarity: Silver
  • Player Percentage: 40.78%

This trophy is earned by defeating the fourth bishop of the old faith, Shamura. He is found in Silk Cradle. I will discuss strategies more in the Peace trophy write-up.

Do No Evil

  • Rarity: Gold
  • Player Percentage: 36.37%

This trophy is earned by refusing to bow to The One Who Waits and defeating them after performing a ritual to unlock the way to their kingdom.

Strategy:

  • This battle is much longer than other encounters, and there is pretty much no way to deal, so manage your health carefully.
  • The battle consists of two mini-boss battles, followed by a two-phase boss battle. If possible, try not to take damage during both mini-boss fights
  • The best way to beat The One Who Waits is to keep mobile and track his movements very carefully
  • When you see red targets on the ground, roll through them to a safe location
  • Get enough hits in, and you can stun him for an easier time
  • Be patient during the Three-Eyes stage, don’t get greedy; this will see your health plummet

Crosser of Thresholds

  • Rarity: Bronze
  • Player Percentage: 92.43%

This trophy is earned by completing your first ritual. This will happen naturally as you cannot progress unless you perform a Bonfire Ritual as per Ratau’s orders.

Leader of the Crusade

Leader of the Crusade
  • Rarity: Silver
  • Player Percentage: 45.64%

This trophy is earned by unlocking all of the locations on the hub-world map. These are unlocked through competing crusades and interacting with certain NPCs on your travels. These include:

  • Pilgrim’s Passage
  • Spore Grotto
  • Smuggler’s Sanctuary
  • Midas’ Cave

Keeper of Secrets

  • Rarity: Bronze
  • Player Percentage: 56.51%

To earn this trophy, the player will need to unlock the Confession booth through the Divine Inspiration skill tree, build this booth, and then you will need to take confession for one of your followers.

Sacrificial Beast

Sacrificial Beast
  • Rarity: Bronze
  • Player Percentage: 84.86%

This trophy is earned when the player uses the Sacrifice of the Flesh ritual to sacrifice one of their followers; note that the Ascend Follower ritual does not count towards this trophy.

Weigher of Souls

  • Rarity: Gold
  • Player Percentage: 27.96%

This trophy is earned when the player manages to use the Sacrifice of the Flesh ritual ten times. On the PS4 version of this game, the total required will be listed as twenty, but rest assured, this is a typo, and this trophy will pop after ten uses. Note that the Ascend Follower ritual does not count towards this trophy.

Hoarder of Wealth

Hoarder of Wealth
  • Rarity: Silver 
  • Player Percentage: 48.66%

To earn this trophy, the player will need to hoard their gold coins and accumulate a total of 666 coins. 

Quick Tips

  • Use the chest near the village shrine that allows you to sell items; if you have high-value items in excess, sell them until you hit 666.
  • Try to make it through crusades and mini-boss fights without taking any damage. If you do, you will receive a 50% and 20% boost in your earnings, respectively. 
  • If you picked the Ritual of Enrichment doctrine, use this to earn a quick and easy 200-300 gold. This can be coupled with the brainwashing ritual to avoid any negative effects. 

Weapons of Plenty

  • Rarity: Silver 
  • Player Percentage: 50.12%

This trophy is earned by maxing out all the weapons upgrades.

Curses of Plenty

  • Rarity: Silver
  • Player Percentage: 52.38%

This trophy is earned by maxing out all of the curse upgrades. 

Devotion

  • Rarity: Silver
  • Player Percentage: 56.34%

This trophy will pop when the player upgrades the ‘Cult’ section of the Divine Inspiration skill tree to Cult IV.

Quick Tips

  • You can earn devotion by assigning the maximum amount of workers to your shrine 
  • You can earn devotion by maxing out loyalty
  • You can earn devotion through certain items such as Tabernacles, Grand Shelters, etc
  • You can earn devotion through collecting from other hub world locations after you complete their respective side quests 
  • You can earn devotion through bishop statues in the four combat areas
  • You can earn devotion by using Zealous Weapons

Cannibal

Cannibal
  • Rarity: Bronze
  • Player Percentage: 71.03%

You can earn this trophy by feeding any of your followers the meal ‘Minced Follower Meat.’ 

Gospel

  • Rarity: Silver
  • Player Percentage: 53.84%

This trophy is unlocked by unlocking the max number of doctrines in a single playthrough. 

Quick Tips

To collect Commandment stone fragments, you should: 

  • Level up your follower’s loyalty by using the bless/inspire option, completing quests, and taking confession 
  • Buy them when offered by merchants on crusades
  • Defeating Mini-bosses

Bringer of Light

Bringer of Light
  • Rarity: Bronze 
  • Player Percentage: 82.81%

To earn this trophy, you must complete the first stage of the Darkwood/Pilgrim’s Passage side quest. To do this, you must bring 15x Lumber to the furnace within the Lighthouse and ignite the flame. There is a further section of this side quest, but the trophy will pop nonetheless. 

Full Flock

  • Rarity: Gold
  • Player Percentage: 21.78%

To earn this trophy, the player must collect all of the Follower Skins. There are fifty skins in total. Some will be acquired through rescuing followers on crusades; some can be bought from Helob, are sold by Forneus, or awarded as mini-boss rewards. Whereas more rare skins are earned by completing questlines and completing miscellaneous tasks. 

Also, note that any players playing the V1.01 version of this game will not be able to complete this trophy’s criteria as the snails needed to complete the snail-related task will not spawn in Anura or Darkwood. The most recent patch has resolved this. 

Special Follower Skins

  • Snail: Can be earned by slaying snails in Anura or Darkwood and collecting 5x Snail Shells. Then offering them at five different Snail Shrines in the five different hub world areas. 
  • Poop: Cook 5x ‘Bowls of Poop’ 
  • Wolf: Complete the ‘Red Wolf’ Quest
  • Axolotl: Earned for completing Pilgrim’s Passage Sidequest
  • Star: Hidden in Mida’s Cave behind stacks of gold
  • Fish: Can be caught when fishing in Pilgrim’s Passage
  • Mad Monster: When on a crusade, you will come across a restauranter with a large snail. Hit the snail three times and then fight its owner/lover. This will earn you the Mad Monster Statue blueprint. Build this on your Compound and pray to this at night to get the follower skin.
  • Crab: Catch the crab running around at the Smugger’s Sanctuary
  • Rat: Hidden behind logs at the Hidden Shack

Full Deck

  • Rarity: Silver 
  • Player Percentage: 25.56%

This is earned by collecting all the tarot cards in the collection. Most of these are earned through natural play and buying them from hub-world merchants. However, some can only be obtained by completing specific tasks. 

Rare Tarot Cards

  • The Heart II: Beat Ratau at Knucklebones
  • The Heart III: Sold during crusades in the Heart Room
  • The Lovers II: Either perform a Wedding Ritual or a Fight Pit Ritual 
  • Mithridatism: Beat Flinky at Knucklebones
  • Strength from Within: Beat Shrumy at Knucklebones
  • Strength from Without: Beat Klunko and Bop at Knucklebones
  • Fervour’s Host: Purchase 3x Followers from Helob
  • Ambrosia: Sold by Forneus the Cat Merchant 

Teach a Lamb to Fish

Teach a Lamb to Fish
  • Rarity: Silver
  • Player Percentage: 56.06%

To get this trophy, the player will need to catch one of every fish available in the game. The quickest and easiest way to do this is by performing the Ritual of the Ocean’s Bounty, and this will make it easier to catch rare fish consistently. Here is a list of the fish needed: 

  • Blowfish 
  • Tuna
  • Salmon
  • Minnow
  • Octopus
  • Squid
  • Lobster
  • Crab
  • Swordfish

Transform

  • Rarity: Bronze 
  • Player Percentage: 68.28%

This trophy is unlocked by earning a new Fleece. These are earned by collecting Holy Talismans. See Transmute for further details. 

Transmute

  • Rarity: Silver
  • Player Percentage: 28.66%

To earn this trophy, you will need to collect all the Fleeces in the game; these are earned by collecting all the Holy Talismans available. These Talismans are formed through collecting Holy Talisman Fragments, and these are given to the player for completing hub world side quests, including the secret Red Wolf questline. 

How to Earn the Talismans

  • Pilgrims Passage: You will need to give the fisherman one of each rare fish he asks for; all can be caught in Pilgrims Passage. 
  • Spore Grotto: The player will need to forage Mushrooms in Anura for Soza on two occasions, and will then be asked to build a Mushroom Statue on their Compound and perform a Brainwashing Ritual. This will require refined materials and more mushrooms.
  • Smuggler’s Sanctuary: You will need to trade Plimbo, the merchant 4x Eye of the Witness. These are earned by resisting old combat zones and beating mini-bosses. There is only one to be earned for each combat zone. 
  • Mida’s Cave: Sacrifice 4x Followers to Midas
  • Red Wolf Quest: This character can be found in each hub world location at night. Hug the outer edge of each area until you get the prompt ‘Peer into the Darkness.’ He will ask you to sacrifice followers throughout each encounter, and will, in the end, ask you to sacrifice Ratau.

Game of Chance

Game of Chance
  • Rarity: Bronze
  • Player Percentage: 88.71%

Win a game of Knucklebones; this is a dice-based mini-game that can be played at the Hidden Shack. 

Master of Chance

  • Rarity: Silver
  • Player Percentage: 40.43%

The player will need to defeat all Knucklebones opponents to earn this trophy; these are as follows: 

  • Ratau: Available when you unlock the Hidden Shack
  • Flinky: Encountered in Darkwood 
  • Klunko and Bop: Encountered in Anchordeep
  • Skrumy: Encountered in Silk Cradle

Order

  • Rarity: Silver
  • Player Percentage: 46.20%

To earn this trophy, you must defeat Leshy without taking any damage. This boss can be fought anytime after clearing Darkwood by destroying his shrine on a crusade run. 

Strategy

  • Use the Green Fleece and spam Curses at the beginning of the fight, or use the yellow fleece and build up a damage multiplier by beating weaker enemies for added damage. 
  • When at <33% health, try to attack from the side and roll away when they burrow underground
  • When at >33% health, try to attack primarily from behind and be ready to roll through spikes
  • Watch out for their head smash; this can be a run-killer

Sate

  • Rarity:
  • Player Percentage:

To earn this trophy, you must defeat Heket without taking any damage. This boss can be fought anytime after clearing Anura by destroying his shrine on a crusade run. 

Strategy

  • Use the Green Fleece and spam Curses at the beginning of the fight, or use the yellow fleece and build up a damage multiplier by beating weaker enemies for added damage. 
  • Watch the tongue at all times and be ready to roll through attacks 
  • Try to attack primarily from behind; this is the safest spot and the easiest place to see attacks coming from
  • If they jump off the screen, hug the corner of the arena

Cure

Cure
  • Rarity:
  • Player Percentage:

To earn this trophy, you must defeat Kallamr without taking any damage. This boss can be fought anytime after clearing Anchordeep by destroying his shrine on a crusade run. 

Strategy

  • Use the Green Fleece and spam Curses at the beginning of the fight, or use the yellow fleece and build up a damage multiplier by beating weaker enemies for added damage. 
  • Try to end this fight as fast as possible by using curses right from the beginning and engaging in melee straight after if needed
  • The best weapon for this encounter is a hammer, as while slow, this weapon will deal damage fast, as the longer, this fight goes on, the worse it gets
  • Try to use ranged combat when possible and be wary of the fodder enemies 

Peace

Peace
  • Rarity:
  • Player Percentage:

To earn this trophy, you must defeat Shamura without taking any damage. This boss can be fought anytime after clearing Silk Cradle by destroying his shrine on a crusade run. 

Strategy

  • Use the Green Fleece and spam Curses at the beginning of the fight, or use the yellow fleece and build up a damage multiplier by beating weaker enemies for added damage. 
  • Avoid the projectile barrage and then beware of a charge followed by a melee attack; this is the pattern for most of the fight
  • Try to only attack at safe moments, such as when they are stunned after their final attack in a sequence
  • Keep moving; if you stand still, the projectiles will get you

Time to Deprogramme

There we have it, another platinum in the bag and a whole gang of minions that will do whatever you command to show for it. You can stick around and make your compound extra pretty, but if you’re anything like me, you’ll have had your fill and will be more than ready to de-program and deal with your cult leader experiences in therapy for the next few decades. We hope that this guide gave you everything you needed to build the perfect cult and the tools to pop your next platinum. This one can be a little bit of a pain, but with this guide, we hope you can make short work of it. As always, thanks for reading Avid Achievers!

FAQ Section

Question: Are Cult of the Lamb’s Trophies Bugged?

Answer: They were, and that really sucked as I spent way too long going on crusades through Anura for Snails that would never appear. However, thanks to the recent V1.04 patch, everything seems to be in working order again. Just make sure you are playing the most recent version before you tackle this one! 

Question: Is There a Cult of the Lamb Plushie?

Answer: I’m glad you asked; why yes, there is. It’s as cute as you would imagine, and it is available to purchase on the Devlolver Digital Official store. Sadly they are sold out at the time of writing, but keep an eye on their page for further updates; I know I will be! 

Question: Is Cult of the Lamb a Horror Game?

Answer: The simple answer is no. It’s no more of a horror game than The Binding of Issac. Sure it has some dark themes and a taboo premise. However, it’s carried out with such light-hearted whimsy and silliness that you can’t really take those aspects seriously. So if you were on the fence out of fear, then I can assure you, that you have nothing to worry about. 

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