Cult of the Lamb – How to Unlock Buildings

Unlocking buildings is one of the most essential parts of progressing your cult in Cult of the Lamb. Today, I will tell you how to unlock buildings in the game.

To unlock each building, players will need to progress the Divine Inspiration tree by earning devotion. This is similar to gaining experience in other games to research and unlock upgrades.

In Cult of the Lamb, buildings are essential to boost your devotion, grow your cult, try out new rituals, and more. 

For instance, the Body Pit building is a key tool for dealing with bodies. Check out our guide on how to bury bodies properly, to ensure your cult upholds at least some sanitary standards.

In this guide, I’ll explain how to unlock buildings, how much devotion is needed, and how to progress fast in the divine inspiration tree.

How to Unlock Buildings in Cult of the Lamb

Unlocking the Temple in the Divine Inspiration Tree

Unlocking buildings in Cult of the Lamb is easy; it just takes time. In short, buildings are unlocked by progressing in the Divine Inspiration tree.

This is done by gaining devotion. After reaching certain devotion milestones, you’ll receive one upgrade point to spend in the Divine Inspiration tree.

The majority of the upgrades there are buildings, just make sure to choose the one you currently need.

I recommend trying to unlock the prison early on, since it will be a key part of dealing with dissenters. Consider checking my guide on re-educating dissenters to learn more about a problem you will have to face sooner or later.

How Divine Inspiration Works

Divine Inspiration works through devotion. The more devotion your followers can gather, the more Divine Inspiration points you’ll have at your disposal.

Build a shrine to gather Devotion in Cult of the Lamb

Divine Inspiration is the first thing you unlock when starting your cult. Players can start gathering devotion as long as they make a shrine. In addition, building a temple also increases the total devotion gained.

How to Gain Devotion Faster

Having followers pray at your shrine is a solid way to gain devotion. However, as you progress in Cult of the Lamb, you’re going to need more and more devotion. At some point, the shrine isn’t going to provide enough.

Make a follower worship to increase your devotion gains in Cult of the Lamb

Here are some tips to increase your devotion gains:

  1. Make Sermons every day (more followers = more devotion each day)
  2. Increase your followers’ loyalty (followers with higher loyalty award more devotion during sermons)
  3. Explore dungeons whenever you can (you can steal devotion from statues found there)
  4. Unlock new buildings (Tabernacles, Propaganda Speakers, Grand Shelters)


Unlocking buildings is done through the Divine Inspiration tree in Cult of the Lamb.

The best way to unlock buildings fast is to increase your devotion gains. This way, you’ll progress faster in the Divine Inspiration tree and build the cult of your dreams sooner.

Which building are you going to unlock first? Are you trying to make your village look awesome or do you prioritize exploring? Let us know in the comments below!

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