An important part of growing your following in Cult of the Lamb is keeping your followers fed. So if you’re not quite sure how to get food, then this guide is perfect for you. Chances are you’ve just started and you’re already running out of ingredients.
There are plenty of tips and tricks for getting more food as well as how to get new recipes too. As long as you follow this Cult of the Lamb guide, you shouldn’t have too much trouble. It’s easy to run out of food early on when there aren’t as many sources available.
How to Get Food in Cult of the Lamb
How to Cook Food at Your Camp
Before we dive into the many different food sources, it’s important to cover how to actually make food first. Fortunately, Cult of the Lamb has a solid tutorial for quickly showing how so if you already know, feel free to skip to the next section.
One of the first buildings you’ll need to make at your camp is the Cooking Fire. You can collect a variety of different raw items/ingredients and make them into meals here for your followers to eat. After interacting with the Cooking Fire, you can pick a meal type, and then play a quick minigame to make it. Better meals will have a smaller green bar that you’ll need to land inside.
Hunt Spiders at Night For Morsel
As you may have learned, Cult of the Lamb has a day and night cycle. While it may seem like there’s nothing to do a night, this isn’t the case. You can hunt spiders/Critters around your camp for Morsel. Also, these Critters can try to steal any loose items on the floor that haven’t been gathered yet.
These Critters aren’t a reliable source of food but they do help supplement it. You can use the Morsel they drop for a couple of early one-star recipes. It’s worth mentioning that there seem to be more Critters as you make progress. But, this may be tied to the number of followers you have.
Start a Farm to Grow Food
A great method to get food that may seem a little obvious is starting your own farm. All you need is some gold and grass to place a Farm Plot where you can plant seeds. This is especially useful when you’re trying to get a certain ingredient for a recipe. Although, it does require some hands-on attention early on.
This is because you’ll need to unlock a few buildings via Divine Inspirations to make your followers step in. For example, the Farmer Station allows followers to water nearby crops. While the tier 2 version of it allows them to harvest the crops.
Fish For Food in Cult of the Lamb
If you’re a fan of fishing minigames, this tip for getting food is for you. Before you can start fishing, you’ll need to find a certain NPC that totally isn’t a fish with a mustache. You can randomly bump into The Fisherman while exploring Darkwood. Don’t worry, you won’t miss them since it’s a unique room with a large pond.
After meeting The Fisherman, they’ll reveal a new location you can go to called Pilgrim’s Passage. Once you speak with them again there, you can start fishing next to them. Each fish you catch gives a few so this can be a good source of food. Especially since the fish return either once a day or after a crusade run.
Gather Berries from Berry Bushes
This tip is another slightly obvious one since the tutorial guides you toward Berry Bushes. Even though they’re for one-star recipes, they’re still important to gather. Chances are likely that Berries will be the first seed type you get so it’s definitely worth harvesting bushes.
That’s why this tip works well alongside starting your own farm since you’ll need to get further before unlocking other seeds. Eventually, you can even send out followers to get seeds for you. I’ll explain this a bit more in the next tip. Regardless, keep an eye out for Berry Bushes outside your camp as well.
Use the Missionary Building in Cult of the Lamb
You won’t have the Missionary building available from the start, but you can unlock it with a Divine Inspiration from Devotion. This is one of my favorite buildings in Cult of the Lamb because you can send followers to get specific resources. So if you’re struggling to get Lumber or Meat, this is a good strategy.
With that said, it may take a while for you to unlock the second tier, but once you do, you can send them to get seeds too. The only negative to using the Missionary is that there’s a chance your follower doesn’t return. You can always see the chance before sending them out.
Unlock the Feasting Ritual at the Temple
As you grow your following you’ll start to unlock a bunch of different rituals. While you may not always have a use for some of them, the Feasting Ritual is great. You can spend Bones to get some Faith and feed everyone without actually using any food.
If you haven’t started gathering Bones from skeletons in Cult of the Lamb, you may need to complete a couple more crusade runs first. I noticed that I stockpiled a little too many Bones, so if you’re like me, you’ll have plenty for rituals.
How to Get Recipes in Cult of the Lamb
When you first start playing you won’t have many meal recipes available to you. So you kind of get stuck with what you have and gathering the materials for those recipes. This can make it difficult to keep your followers fed if you grow too fast.
Fortunately, you’ll passively get new recipes by simply playing the game. This is because your followers will randomly run up to you with quests that have rewards. Completing them is almost always worth it since they’ll gain Loyalty/experience and sometimes give you a new recipe. You’ll typically know if it’s a new recipe when they ask you to cook a specific meal you don’t have.
My favorite meal to take advantage of is an early one if you know a certain trick. The Grassy Gruel meal can make your followers sick, but you can get a Grass Eater trait removing that chance. By using Commandment Stones at your temple, you can learn this new doctrine under the Sustenance category.
That’s all there is to this long in-depth guide on how to get food in Cult of the Lamb. While there are a few more tips and tricks, this should be plenty to get you going. One other fun tip is the Neptunes Curse tarot card which gives enemies a chance to drop fish.
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