The Rogue-lite genre always offers the players a thrilling experience that can get pretty frustrating at times but unavoidably turns into an adrenaline rush that players rarely forget. Cult Of The Lamb is the latest example as it is a brand new rogue-lite title in which players are tasked to start their own cult. There are numerous Tarot Cards in the game, and we have prepared this guide to inform you of the best cards in the Cult Of The Lamb.
Cult Of The Lamb is developed by Massive Monster Games and published by Devolver Digital. Players are given the role of a possessive lamb who was saved by a minacious stranger. The lamb, in return, now has to build a following in his name. Players would have to destroy other non-believers and spread the message.
Through this gruesome journey, Using the right tarot cards and obtaining the best weapons is paramount for success, so without further delay, let’s start our guide on the best tarot cards in Cult Of The Lamb.
What Are Tarot Cards In Cult Of The Lamb?
Tarot Cards are temporary buffs that you can apply to your character. These buffs allow you to live longer during your crusade runs which in return allows you to bring more valuable resources to your Cult after every run.
As you are doing a crusade run, you will come across a tarot card reader NPC named Clauneck. You will have the option to choose one tarot card to take with you for the rest of your journey. Later, you will be able to purchase more tarot cards.
Once you return to your cult, the tarot cards in your inventory will disappear, so take full advantage of those cards during your crusade run in Cult Of The Lamb.
Best Tarot Cards In Cult Of The Lamb
There are 36 tarot cards in the game, out of which we have selected 15 cards to be featured as the best tarot cards in the game as these cards can offer unparalleled advantages for the lamb during a crusade run.
Obtaining the Telescope tarot card should be your number 1 priority early on, as it is extremely useful. Players can use the telescope to reveal every part of the map during their crusade run.
Players can use this tarot card to know which rooms contain bonuses and which can also lead to potentially getting more tarot cards. The telescope card lets you plan your route and generally makes the experience more efficient and convenient.
The tarot card can be unlocked at the start of every crusade run.
With the True Sight tarot card, players get an additional 10% chance to land a critical hit. At first glance, this tarot card may seem like a must-have because those critical hits can do massive damage.
But the ability of the tarot card also depends on your playstyle; if you pair it with a fast weapon like a dagger that performs consecutive strikes, then the True Sight card will benefit you a lot as every one in ten strikes is bound to be critical.
However, If you pair the True Sight tarot card with a slow, heavy weapon, it may feel like a waste of a card slot.
Players can unlock this tarot card at the beginning of every crusade run.
The Ichor Lingered tarot card can be useful in certain situations in Cult Of The Lamb, as it allows the lamb to leave a small pool of black ichor after performing a dodge roll, poisoning any enemy that touches it. If players are facing enemies that lunge at them, then this can be used as a counterattack.
The Ichor Lingered tarot card has a 10-second cooldown, and the lamb is immune to the poison. This is a great way to chip away a small amount of health from your enemies without really doing anything. It can be purchased from the smuggler sanctuary for 40 gold.
Hands Of Rage
The Hands of Rage card can either be considered as one of the best tarot cards or the tarot card that is just not worth it, depending on which version of the card you obtain. It gives the players the ability to fire a projectile when they swing their weapon.
The base version of the card has a 10-second cooldown, which is considered too long for players, and ultimately makes the card not worth it for them. The upgraded version of the card has a 5-second cooldown that can turn your lamb into a menace for the enemy. However, the upgraded version of the Hands of Rage is rare.
This tarot card can be purchased from a pilgrim at Pilgrim’s Way.
This tarot card is used to increase your total health by adding blue hearts. Unlike red hearts in your health, blue hearts can not be healed, so once they are gone, they can not be replenished. Hollow Knight players will be familiar with the mechanic.
The basic version of the card only provides one blue heart, which can be unlocked at the beginning of every crusade.
The upgraded card offers two blue hearts, which can be unlocked after choosing the Wedding Doctrine. It appears the first time when you use the ritual to marry a follower, and you will find the tarot card on the temple floor after the ceremony. It can also be unlocked if you spare the loser of the Fight Pit ritual.
All Seeing Sun
The All Seeing Sun is a situational tarot card, meaning that depending on the condition, it can either be one of the best or useless. This card allows the players to perform additional 20% damage whenever the sun is up. If players equip the All Seeing Sun and start their run at exact dawn, then they will be able to utilize its advantages throughout the entirety of their run.
This tarot card can be purchased from a pilgrim at Pilgrim’s Way.
The ability offered by the Blazing Trail is seen in numerous rogue-lite games but performing it is satisfying in every single one of them. The Blazing Trail ability allows the players to deal damage to any enemy they touch while dodging.
It may take some time to get used to because you are supposed to roll into the enemy instead of away from them but being able to dodge an attack and inflict damage on your enemy at the same time makes it very much worth it.
This tarot card can be purchased from Spore Grotto for 35 Gold.
Strength From Within
The Strength From Within tarot card is the ideal card to use if players wish to regain their Fervour as fast as possible. The tarot card will replenish the Fervour slowly, but it only has a 2.5-second cooldown, so players should use it excessively to regain their curses quickly.
This tarot card can truly give the players an upper hand because being able to slowly regain Fervour along with numerous enemies on the screen allow the players to use their curses more frequently.
This tarot card can be obtained after defeating Shrumy at Knuckbones in Cult Of The Lamb.
The Divine Strength card increases the player’s attack rate by 1.25x. Unlike the True Sight tarot card, the Divine Strength is viable to use with every weapon in the game. It can also make sluggish weapons like heavy hammers feel a lot more flexible and easy to use in battle since it allows the players to land a few more hits before they inevitably roll away.
This tarot card can be unlocked at the start of every crusade run.
Having more health is never a bad thing in any game. Health is more important than ever in rogue-lite titles because of their perma-death trademark. The Hearts tarot card helps with just that in Cult Of The Lamb.
Unlike The Lovers tarot card, which gives you additional blue hearts, this card gives the players additional red hearts, which can be replenished. More red hearts allow the players to explore dungeons with more ease.
There are three variants of The Hearts tarot card in the game, each offering more health than the prior variant.
- The Heart I can be obtained at the start of the run.
- The Heart II is obtained after beating Ratau at one game of Knucklebones.
- The Heart III in the healing room in the dungeons.
While Red Hearts are extremely useful in Cult Of The Lamb, they are not the best hearts. Diseased Hearts are black with eyes, and they can not be replenished, but whenever you take a hit from the enemy, every enemy on the screen takes damage.
Aside from getting extra health with this tarot card, you will also be able to punish enemies who managed to hit you, which makes it worthy of being considered one of the best tarot cards in the game.
The Diseased Heart card can be unlocked at the start of every run.
This tarot card can very easily be considered one of the best cards in the game, and some people even consider the Arachnid card broken as it allows you to inflict poison on the enemy very easily.
With poison weapons, you are required to perform some consecutive strikes on the enemy for the poison to build up and be inflicted. That is not the case with the Arachnid card, as this card allows you to hit the enemy only once with the weapon of your choice to inflict poison.
Once the poison is inflicted, it continuously does damage to the enemy, and if you are struggling with a boss, then you can just use the Arachnid tarot card to keep inflicting poison on the boss and keep your distance as the poison slowly chips away the health of the enemy.
The Arachnid tarot card is unlocked by default.
Master Of The Art
The Master Of The Art card increases your weapon’s total damage by 1.2x. This card works great with efficient weapons that have a high attack rate as players will be able to perform high damage strikes in little time.
This tarot card can also be used to increase the damage of slow weapons with a low attack rate that already offer high damage.
The Master Of The Art tarot card can be unlocked at the start of every run.
The Burning Dead
This tarot card can help you clear out rooms filled with enemies very efficiently, as the Burning Dead card causes the dead bodies of your enemies to blow up, which also damages every other enemy in the vicinity of the blast.
This tarot card is extremely useful, especially in the presence of multiple enemies, as the Burning Dead card can destroy every enemy in moments if utilized correctly.
The Burning Dead card can be purchased for 5 Gold Bars in Midas’ Cave. The price is hefty, but it is very much worth it.
The tarot card we would consider to be the best in Cult Of The Lamb is The Deal card. This card can be your best friend when taking on strong bosses as it will resurrect your character after death; it is inevitable that you will die at some point.
Imagine both you and the boss are on your last legs, and you’re one hit away from victory, but you messed up and died instead of going back to the village and trying all over again. The Deal tarot card will resurrect you with only one heart, and now you have one more chance to finish your enemy.
This tarot card can be purchased for 10 Gold Bars in Midas’ Cave.
That concludes our guide on the best tarot cards and how to obtain them in Cult Of The Lamb. The game is available now on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X, Nintendo Switch, and PC. We hope our guide helped you, and if you think we missed a tarot card then do let us know about it in the comment section below.
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