6 BEST Cult Of The Lamb Demons & How To Summon

Cult Of The Lamb lets you summon Demons to help you in the Dungeons.

In Cult of the Lamb, you have to run a cult and manage your followers while trying to free the deity from its prison. For that, you’ll have to fight 4 Bishops in the game. Fighting them alone can get harder. So the game lets you have different Demons in Cult of The Lamb to fight them.

Key Highlights
  • Cult Of The Lamb also has a mechanism of fighting enemies and sometimes, some areas are harder and you might lose.
  • Cult Of The Lamb also added a feature where you can use Demons which will support you in fighting the areas.
  • To get Demons for help, you first need to get one of your followers possessed by a Demon’s soul.
  • You can get Demon’s soul by going to the Demonic Summoning Circle and then making an Altair.
  • There are 6 different types of Demons to choose from, them being:
    • Paeans
    • Vosegus
    • Vesta
    • Orcus
    • Fornax
    • Hathor
  • Remember, each Demon has its own ability such as adding more health or completely refilling your health.

Cult Of The Lamb Best Demons

In Cult of The Lamb, the areas become harder to clear as you progress through the story. That’s where you’ll need to use your wits to dodge at the perfect time. Or to get the best weapons in Cult of The Lamb to deal higher damage to enemies. Even at times, you can’t deal good enough damage, or you just need to get one more hit and you’d survive.

You can check out our Weapons Tier List of Cult of The Lamb. It contains information about all of the weapons. Here you can check the best weapons to defeat bishops quickly.

That one more hit can be the life and death situation for you in the game. What if we told you that you could summon some ‘helpers’ to help you fight enemies in the Dungeons? Yes, and these helpers are called Demons. You can summon different Demons in the game to help you fight against enemies.

To get demons, you’ll have to get one of your followers possessed by a dead demon’s soul. For that, you’ll have to make an Altair that is known as the Demonic Summoning Circle. Once made, use it to summon different kinds of Demons. There are a total of 6 different demons that you can summon in Cult of the Lamb. 

Not all of the six demons can be considered the ‘Best Demons’ to choose. So in this guide, we’ll discuss which demon is the best out of the six demons to choose from. Summoning that demon will surely make dungeon exploration easier. But before we can get into choosing the best demon, let us check out how to Summon a demon to begin with.

Summoning Demon In Cult Of The Lamb

You must have guessed by now that summoning demons won’t do you anything bad, like in horror movies or games. Instead, in Cult Of The Lamb, these demons end up helping you with fighting enemies. You can unlock these demons early on in the game. All you need is to get the Demonic Summoning Circle that you will get when your Divine Inspiration gets to Tier 2.

Demonic Circle to summon Demons in Cult of The Lamb.
Unlocking the Demonic Summoning Circle.

Once you get Divine Inspiration to Tier 2, you’ll get access to Demonic Summoning Circle. Before you can unlock it, you’ll have to get the Missionary first. That will unlock the path to unlocking the Demonic Summoning Circle in Cult of The Lamb. Remember that later in the game, you can upgrade it to higher levels, like most buildings in the game. We’ll get to it in a while.

Once unlocked, you’ll have to build it like any other building in the game. The Demonic Summoning Circle I costs a total of 20x Coin, 10x Stone, and 5x Lumber. If you read its description, it says, ‘Possess a Follower with the spirit of a demon so that they can join you on your next Crusade’. This is the basic information on how the Demonic Summoning Circle works.

Demonic Circle description in Cult of The Lamb.
Description of the Demonic Circle.

When you have built the Demonic Summoning Circle, head towards it and interact with it. Here, you’ll be given a list of all your followers and what they can turn into. There are a total of 6 different demons that you can choose from. Each of these demons possesses a special ability that differentiates them from others.

Summoning demon in Cult of the Lamb.
Using Follower to summon the Demon.

Upgrading The Demonic Summoning Circle

If you like to check out everything in the game as soon as it gets unlocked. Then you, like us, would know that there are different upgrades to the Demonic Summoning Circle. At first, when you unlock the Demonic Summoning Circle, you’ll only have the ‘Demonic Summoning Circle I’.

But later on, as you unlock different Divine Inspiration Tiers, you’ll get access to different upgrades to it and many other buildings. At Tier 3, you’ll get to unlock the ‘Demonic Summoning Circle II’. And when you unlock Divine Inspiration Tier 5, ‘Demonic Summoning Circle III’ will be available to unlock.

Demonic Circle upgrade Cult of the Lamb.
Upgrade to the Demonic Summoning Circle III.

You might be wondering, what does upgrading the Demonic Summoning Circle do to them? It unlocks new demon types or increases their power? It does none of that; instead, it lets you summon one more demon with each upgrade. You can have up to 3 demons at a time if you fully upgrade the Summoning Circle.

What this does is that it lets you have different ‘passive abilities’ in your run. You can have one demon that gives you hearts, another demon that does melee damage, and a demon that shoots projectiles. That makes the Crusades in Cult of The Lamb a piece of cake.

Summoning Demon Doesn’t Kill Followers

You should know that if you have a higher-level cult follower, that follower will get a bonus with the demon’s ability. Depending on their skill, they will either get more hearts or deal more damage to enemies. Anyways, once you have converted the follower to a demon, they will stay in the circle until you go into the dungeon. There, they will follow you throughout the run, supporting you wherever they can.

At first, we were reluctant to convert one of our higher-level followers into a demon. We knew that higher-level players gave better bonuses in the game, but there was no chance we were going to risk it. At first, we converted over newer followers into demons, but later found out the truth about Demonic Summoning Circle.

Even though it converts your followers into Demons, as soon as the run ends, the followers turn back to their original form. They only turn into Demons only for that single run in Cult of The Lamb. which means you can use your highest level follower and turn them into a demon.

But keep in mind, if they’re doing a high-importance task, no one else would be doing it unless you assign another follower to it. As soon as you convert the high-level follower into a demon, give that task to another follower.

Leveling Up Followers

If you have a higher-level follower, that will allow you to summon powerful demons. Leveling up your followers can become easier if you know how to do it efficiently. Look out for followers that have Gullible Traits. They are easier to level up.

Through Dailies

If you’re in the early game, you’ll have to perform everyday tasks to increase the follower’s loyalty level. For that, you’ll have to start with blessing them daily. Later on, you’ll get to give them Gifts. And then, you’ll be able to Bribe your followers and increase their loyalty.

Through Temple Activities

Another method to increase loyalty is by performing daily Temple Activities. A great method to increase their loyalty is through Sermons. Additionally, Rituals in the Temple are a great source to increase their loyalty. Later on, you can make one of your Followers a Loyalty Enforcer who will ensure that all your cultists love you. You’ll get it through the Doctrines.

Completing Follower Quests

Completing quests your Followers give you is a great method to increase their loyalty. A random follower will approach you with a request. These quests can include finding specific items, pranking other followers, and more. It is better if you finish them up as soon as you get them, as it boosts their loyalty.

3-Star Meals

Later on in the game, you’ll get to make 3-star meals for your followers. As you’ll get better ingredients, you can make better meals for them. Splendid Vegetable Feast and Magnificent Mixed Meal are the best meals that you can make to increase their loyalty.

Best Demon In Cult Of The Lamb

That was all about how to unlock Demons in Cult of The Lamb, but it doesn’t tell you which one is the best. For that, we’ll have to learn about their abilities first. As mentioned before, each of these six demons has a unique ability.

If you have played Cult of The Lamb for a while, then you must have tried all of these demons. It becomes harder to choose the best demons out of the six if you don’t know what to check in them. Here, we will rank them from the worst to the best, so you know which one to take with you on your next crusade.


We’ll start our list with Paean. Paean is a Spirit-shaped demon that you can summon in Cult of The Lamb. When it possesses one of your followers, it lets you ‘Start your next crusade with half a Spirit Heart. We have decided to rank the Paean demon the Worst in Cult of the Lamb for a few reasons. We’ll try to explain the reasons here briefly.

Paean Demon in the game.
Paean is on 6th rank in our List.

Spirit Hearts are the blue hearts that you get next to the red ones. Although they’re not as useful as the red ones, it’s better to have an extra heart that lets you tank damage. These blue hearts don’t refill like the red ones. You’ll only find the spirit hearts by cleaning rooms filled with enemies, getting particular objects in shops, from tarot cards, or in Healing Room.

If you want to tank extra damage for the first few rooms in the dungeon, then this one is perfect for you. Other than that, it has no particular use in the dungeons. Compared to Hathor, this bonus is nothing. As it only affects the starting hearts, whereas Hathor collects Red hearts throughout the Dungeon run.

If you level up your follower that converts into Paean, that will allow you to start with extra Spirit Hearts. Even then, it has no special benefit, as these hearts will be gone after a few hits.


After that, we have the Demon Vosegus. Vosegus is a demon that has two arrows pierced into it. If you let it possess one of your followers, it will ‘Automatically collect dropped Fervour’. This ability is a little bit better than that of Paean. Yes, we know that it doesn’t allow you to start with extra health. But it shows its worth in another way. We’ll tell you why it is the 5th best demon in Cult of The lamb.

Vosegus demon in Cult of the Lamb.
Vosegus is great for collecting Fervour.

When in battle, Vosegus will collect all of the Fervour that is dropped by enemies. How much it can collect depends on your Fervour collection size. Early on, we don’t think that the Vosegus demon in the Cult of the Lamb has not much of a use. That is because you won’t be able to use Vosegus, as it will quickly fill Fervour properly.

Although, if you use the best Curses more often in fights, then getting Vosegus early on in the game can still be beneficial. But then again, there are much better options that will help you in your fight against monsters.

Later on in the game, when you can have two or more Demons summoned at once. At that time, you can summon Vosegus to help collect Fervour as soon as you kill an enemy. That way, you can deal extra damage while completely focusing on enemies.

If you summon Vosegus using an upgraded Follower, then it will collect extra Fervour in every room. That will be beneficial for you as you’ll be able to use multiple curses in a room or boss fights.


Up next in the list of the Best Demons that you can Summon in Cult of The Lamb we have Vesta. From Vesta onwards, the demons can turn out to be a useful start. So if you want help in your dungeon crusades, this demon and the next few we’ll mention are your go-to demons.

Vesta demon in the game.
Vesta shoots Projectiles at enemies.

Vesta is a bow-shaped demon that you can summon using your followers. As it is a bow-shaped demon, you’d expect it to fire arrows or something related to that. That’s where the developers don’t disappoint you. Vesta fires projectiles toward enemies in the dungeons. It fires these projectiles every few seconds.

Although these projectiles don’t deal that much damage, they are better to chip in extra damage to bosses or hard-to-kill enemies. Vesta’s projectile can become beneficial as most of your attacks will leave enemies at the last percentile of health. Vesta can fire its projectile and finish them up.

When you summon Vesta using a higher loyalty follower, then it will give a sort of buff to it. With a higher level summon, the interval between its projectiles will be reduced. 


Now we’re in the list of the top 3 best demons available for summoning in Cult of The Lamb. These are the demons that you should choose to help you in your crusades against the Bishops. To be honest, both Orcus and the next best Demon Fornax had almost a tie in this. But still, there are one or two points that made Fornax get to number 2 instead of Orcus.

best demon orcus in Cult of the Lamb.
Orcus is a melee damage demon.

Orcus is a round demon that has spikes all over its body. Using these long spikes, it deals Melee’s attack to the enemy closest to it. There is a few seconds interval between each of its attacks. But even with that interval, you can expect it to deal high damage. 

Orcus comes in handy when you’re fighting off enemies that have high health. It will keep on taking out chunks of health from bishops and mini-bosses. That way, even when you’re dodging enemies, you’ll be dealing damage to them; even though it is indirect damage, it counts.

Getting a higher-level Orcus to summon will deal more damage with every hit. If you’re planning a run with one of the Bishops, then you should look for every extra chunk of damage that you can deal.


As we’ve mentioned before, Orcus and Fornax both deserve to be the 2nd best demons in Cult of The Lamb. They both deal damage and take out chunks of health from enemies. Between the two, Fornax is better, and there is a reason why.

Fornax demon in the game.
Fornax deals explosion damage to multiple enemies.

Orcus’ damage might be higher than Fornax at all levels, But what made us choose Fornax over it then that Fornax Targets a random enemy and explodes near them. This means that Fornax will explode near an enemy, and if there are other enemies near it, Fornax will hit them too. That is better than Orcus’ single target damage.

You’ll have to line up all of the enemies for a perfect explosion from Fornax. You can do that by running around the area. You’ll have to do it quickly, as Fornax will attack a target randomly. It can be an enemy far away from others, and others won’t ever get hit.

If you’re using a higher-level follower to summon Fornax, its explosion damage will increase. It can kill an enemy just by its explosion. You won’t even have to deal any damage to that enemy. But you’ll still have to kill enemies as the interval between each explosion is quite high.


That leaves us with Hathor, the clear winner of the list of Best Demons that you can summon in Cult of The Lamb. This is a heart-shaped demon, which, as its shape tells, collects hearts. When you take Hathor to the Dungeon with you, it ‘Flies away and returns with red hearts. Now you might be wondering why Hathor gets to be in the first place, whereas Paean gets to be in the last.

Best demon Hathor in cult of the Lamb.
Hathor is the Best demon as it collects hearts throughout the Dungeon run.

Before we explain, keep in mind that Paean only gives you extra ‘Spirit Hearts’ at the start. Whereas when it comes to Hathor, Hathor ‘refills’ your health bar while you’re in the dungeon. It can fill your health bar numerous times while you’re in the dungeon.

The demon Hathor comes in handy in all situations while exploring dungeons in Cult of The Lamb. You can use it in normal dungeon clearing as it will always top up your health whenever you need it. And if a boss hits you, chances are, Hathor will come with another Red Heart to top up your health. Whereas if you talk about the Paean demon, it only gives you extra heart in the beginning.

So Hathor is a clear winner in this list of Best Demons. Yes, others deal great damage to enemies, but what use is that damage if you die before you can fully utilize it? Hathor will keep you alive for the longest out of these.

If you use a higher-level follower to summon Hathor, it will increase the Health Drops you’ll get from Hathor. It will top up more of your health.


Hathor is the best one out of the summoning demons you get in Cult of the lamb. After that, Fornax wins 2nd place because of its somewhat AoE damage. Orcus isn’t far behind in this, as it can deal massive damage to a single target.

Vesta isn’t that beneficial if your follower has a low level. But it becomes useful as you use a higher-level follower. At that point, the interval between each projectile greatly decreases. Vosegus can help you use curses more often. Paean gets the last position as it gives you a temporary heart that can go away with a few hits.

At first, you can only have one demon with you in dungeons. At that time, you can choose any one of the top 3 best demons from our list for Cult of The Lamb. We’d still advise you to take Hathor with you in your dungeon runs.

Later on, when you unlock Demonic Summoning Circle II and III, you should take at least 2 of the top 3 demons. As for the third one, you can take whichever you want.

Before you start with the game, be sure to check out our Review of Cult of The Lamb. In it, we have explained the settings and story of the game. Once you hop on into the game, you’d want to learn about the Beginners Guide.

If you want to learn more about how to manage your cult or how to survive for longer in the Dungeons. For that, we have the Best Tips & Tricks. In these tips and tricks, you’ll find one thing we have emphasized, getting your farm ready. If you’re new to the game, you’ll need to build the farm.

When you have your farm ready, here are the best Food that you can make for your followers. With that, you can check out different buildings available in Cult of the Lamb. But out of those, 12 are the Best Buildings.

Using these buildings, you can make the Best Base. With that, you can have an efficient Cult that has everything in the game.

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Zohaib Abdullah

From a young age, Zohaib immersed himself in FPS and RPG games. Now, at eXputer, he uses that experience to write Game Guides. Once he finishes writing the latest guide, he hops back on his latest Skyrim save to continue Dragonborn’s Journey.

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