Do you need help defeating any of the Cult of the Lamb bosses? It wouldnt be a roguelike game without some severe challenges along the way, and the bishops that control the regions of the Old Faith are no exception. Each bishop is guarded by four apostles, and these makeshift minibosses must be defeated before you may enter the boss room. The apostles have limited attack strategies that are appropriated for the boss theyre guarding.
The process of defeating a Cult of the Lamb boss is rather simple: just deal damage to them until their health bar is completely empty. Of course, your capacity to deal damage will depend upon the random nature of the game. Regardless, this guide to every Cult of the Lamb boss will allow you to defeat them with ease.
Leshy is the first Cult of the Lamb boss youll encounter, but do not underestimate her. This enormous spiked worm burrows into the ground, causing her to vomit green goo and summon hordes of regular-sized worms. When she is on the move, take care to avoid the trail of spikes she leaves behind.
Leshy will occasionally jump up into the air during attacks. Stay away from the flashing reticle that will chase you across the floor in order to avoid the area-of-effect (AoE) damage she deals with her ground slam. Be cautious when approaching her to deal damage. She will slam her face into the ground three times after an attack, punishing anyone who is too greedy to get too close.
Heket, the second Cult of the Lamb boss, is a significant improvement over Leshy in difficulty due to her extensive moveset and unpredictable battlefield. Heket travels around the area at random, and each time she land she sends out a small shockwave that will cause AoE damage if you are caught within the zone.
Heket releases a stream of homing flies from her mouth at regular intervals, which cause damage if you catch them. These flies will either fall randomly or aim directly at you. Either way, use the flashing reticles on the floor to avoid them before they land.
If youre not paying attention, this particular assault is guaranteed to devastate you. When she pauses her attacks to close her eyes, get ready to dodge the moment she opens them, and shell attempt to hit you with her tongue. This attack is also paired with an AoE shockwave, so be sure to stay clear.
Heket's health bar will only be affected if she is reduced to half her health. If you don't, she will be able to remove two smaller, faster versions of herself.
Kallamar is the boss of the Cult of the Lamb for you. While there are plenty of spiders and bombs to contend with during this fight, the real challenge is avoiding the energy bullets that Kallamar sends outwards in a variety of attack patterns. More often than not, theyll run out from Kallamar in a fixed pattern. Keep your distance and dodge, dodge, dodge.
In this Cult of the Lamb boss fight, Kallamar will occasionally slap a swing at you with her sword, but these are easily telegraphed the moment she holds it aloft. Your main problem will be avoiding the aforementioned spiders and bombs, rather than avoiding them by accident.
Shamura (Silk Cradle)
Shamura is a powerful arachnophobe, and she is easy to mislead by the damage she causes when she leaps around the battlefield. Be prepared to dodge during the split-second pause she takes to turn back on her hind legs. Shell will be back seconds later, so timing your dodge to avoid falling too close to Shamura.
Shamura is a fan of bursts of bullets, and she prefers to release a flurry of bombs in all directions. First and foremost, keep your distance so you dont get caught in their path later on in the fight. Only move in to attack Shamura when she is caught up in her swipe animation. This will allow you to enlist her in relative security.
Cult of the Lamb boss rewards
Once you defeat any Cult of the Lamb boss for the very first time, make sure to acquire the Heart of a Heretic that spawns over their corpse. Hearts can be used to restore the power of the red crown from the Crown Offering menu in your temple.
The heretical hearts of Cult of the Lamb leaders unlock the following crown abilities:
- Resurrection: When killed on a crusade run for the first time, sacrifice a follower to be resurrected.
- The Hunger: Once a day, eat a meal to receive a blue heart.
- Omnipresence: Focus whilst on a crusade to instantly return to the base.Darkness Within: Receive a Diseased Heart at the beginning of each crusade run.
Slaying any major Cult of the Lamb boss will reward you with a blueprint of a trophy for defeating that particular boss, which will be displayed in your base once you have collected the necessary materials to construct it. Trophies have no statistical value, but they do look quite cool.
A gold chest will emerge that will provide a variety of plentiful rewards, such as gold, follower forms, blueprints, and Commandment Stone fragments. However, youll likely end up returning to earlier regions to collect materials, and chest rewards are critical when it comes to both expanding your base and declaring Cult of the Lamb beliefs.
As far as the bishops are concerned, that's all we have for our Cult of the Lamb bosses guide. For some helpful combat suggestions, check out our Cult of the Lamb beginners guide. Your followers are guaranteed to have bolstered their loyalty as you battle bosses, so take a look at our Cult of the Lamb Divine Inspiration for all the best building upgrades for your cult.