Cult of the Lamb: Should You Bow or Refuse the Bishop?

The choice is up to you.

by Noah Nelson
Cult of the Lamb: Should you Bow or Refuse the Bishop?

Usually, cults aren’t really about choices, but in Cult of the Lamb, you’ll need to decide to refuse or bow to the Bishop. This moment happens a few times in the story, so if you really wanted to, you can see what happens when you perform either option. Luckily for you, you have us to tell you what happens when you choose to refuse or bow to the Bishop in Cult of the Lamb.

Should You Refuse or Bow to the Bishop in Cult of the Lamb?

There are four Bishops in the game and their goal is to stop you and The One Who Waits. To do that, each Bishop will appear before you in their respective Cursed Land and scare you, give you some lore, or ask you to make a choice.

If you decide to bow to the Bishop, your followers will lose 20 faith in you. Since you are the leader of a cult, you need to stay strong and bow to no one. With your followers knowing that you bowed to another patriarch, they will naturally lose faith in you.

On the other hand, if you decide to be brave and refuse the Bishop, each scenario in your current Crusade will turn into a battle room. These battle rooms feature enemies that hit harder and are harder to take down. Since you stood your ground to the Bishop, they will punish you by making your current Crusade much harder.

So, now that you know the consequences of bowing and refusing the Bishop, which will you choose? If you need more help deciding how to best grow your cult, check out our Cult of the Lamb page. We’ve got guides on everything: how to farm devotion, which Fleece you should get first, accessibility options, and much more.

Cult of the Lamb is available on August 11, 2022, on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, macOS, and PC.