Best Divine Inspirations to Choose Early in Cult of the Lamb

Choosing the right Divine Inspirations can make or break your run in Cult of the Lamb, especially in the early stages. So to ensure the best survivability and to keep your camp thriving outside the gate, here are the best picks to close in as soon as possible.

All the dedication in the world of your loyal followers is not worth the hassle if you are not sure how to invest it. With so many divine inspirations to choose from in Cult of the Lamb, each with their own unique effects, important choices must be made early in the game.

From building basic needs to optimizing your growth as a leader, there’s plenty to consider when making a decision.

So if you’re struggling and looking for guidance, we’ve got you covered. Here are the absolute must-pick Divine Inspirations to get the ball rolling in Cult of the Lamb.

Best Divine Inspirations in Cult of the Lamb

Always prioritize the middle way

As a general rule of thumb when starting out with Cult of the Lamb, make sure that: prioritize the middle path of upgrades through the Divine Inspiration tree. While these particular unlocks are locked in at various levels and require a certain amount of progress before you can claim them, it’s always worth picking them first once they become available.

Cult of the Lamb Divine Inspirations

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The Middle Path is home to many of the strongest rewards in Cult of the Lamb.

Here you can increase your overall cult level from 1-4, increasing the amount of devotion that can be kept in your central shrine. In addition, the center aisle also unlocks the Refinery, a crucial tool needed for dedicating resources and unlocking more effective buildings.

Sleeping bags and shelters all around

Outside of that general rule, however, the first essential choice is to unlock sleeping bags. No matter how good of a leader you are, if your followers have nowhere to sleep, they will quickly turn on you or worse, get sick.

That’s why it’s critical that you choose sleeping bags right away and build enough so that every follower has a place to sleep. You’ll soon find that they’re not infallible, so that’s where Shelter comes in.

Cult of the Lamb Shelters

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Shelter is necessary to keep your followers healthy and happy.

Once it can be unlocked, you must choose Shelter from the Divine Inspiration tree. From here you can upgrade your existing beds to make sure they don’t collapse as often.

Farm Plot and Farm Bundle

Next on the list is the simple Farm Plot. While it may not seem like much and doesn’t accomplish much on its own, the ability to grow your own food is one of the key features in Cult of the Lamb.

Once unlocked, you can cut a piece of your land to grow fruits, flowers and the like. In the beginning you will have to do the work manually. This means planting seeds, watering the plots, adding fertilizer where possible and ultimately reaping the rewards yourself. However, you can quickly make loyal followers work for you.

Cult of the Lamb farm

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Growing your own food is the key to avoiding hunger in Cult of the Lamb.

The Farming Bundle choice in the Divine Inspiration tree allows you to automate much of the process, allowing followers to place new crops and grow new items in your absence.

Sawmill and stone mine

With the first few choices the way, the next essential unlocks are sawmills and stone mines. As their names suggest, these two buildings help collect two of the most valuable resources in Cult of the Lamb.

Placing a cluster of these around your camp will cause wood and stone to flow in at an incredible rate. So it’s worth grabbing as early as possible to help you in the long run. The sooner you get stacks of these building materials ready, the easier everything else gets.


Now that the essentials are locked up, you can really let things get out of hand here. Tabernacles are extremely powerful because they allow followers to generate more commitment than just your central shrine.

Cult of the Lamb Tabernacle

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Tabernacles can hold a lot more devotion than just your central sanctuary.

For example, if you are out of camp for a long crusade, having a few Tabernacles around the camp means returning to much more devotion than before. Since every little bit helps in Cult of the Lamb, these are a great early game pick to turn the momentum in your favor.

Cheaper Rituals and Ritual Cooldowns

Last but not least, the moment you can, make sure to unlock both Cheaper Rituals and Ritual Cooldowns from the Divine Inspiration tree. These two are arguably the most important picks for any run through Cult of the Lamb.

Since you perform rituals almost daily to keep followers happy and well fed, it is of course much more fun to be able to perform them cheaply. Not only that, but having the potential to repeat the strongest Rituals after barely a few in-game days is a real game-changer.

Before long, you’ll be unstoppable with a camp full of followers who never doubt your leadership.

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