When I first started playing Conan Exiles I really didn’t know what to expect. I had been told by a few friends that it should be a game I pick up once I put down New World but admittedly given how much I spend on video games both for the blog and for my Twitch Stream I was quite hesitant to pick up another video game that I didn’t know whether I would enjoy or not.
Now, I have to say I’m ever grateful that my Twitch Community has grown so much that I’ve been getting a few free games here and there and Conan Exiles ended up being one of them. At first, I was going to simply stream the 2 hours I was required to do, but I couldn’t put down the game and ended up playing non-stop during the weekend between composing and feeding myself.
I mentioned a few posts ago that Conan Exiles even pulled me out of my hiatus from writing guides, which is a bit shocking to me given how burned out I was and how I actually didn’t think I would be returning for at least a year, but here we are.
I have to admit that when I first started creating my solo-world character I thought I wasn’t going to see him much as I was under the impression that I was going to be putting the game down so I didn’t really care too much about optimizing my character or trying to give him the best options off the bat and one of these options was what religion I wanted to play within the game.
I, unshockingly, chose Set, being someone with Egyptian heritage and someone who only played as the Egyptians when competing in Age of Mythology. Now, I’m going to leave you on a bit of a cliffhanger about whether or not I made the right choice.
WHO ARE THE OPTIONS FOR RELIGIONS IN CONAN EXILES?
There are a total of 8 Religions to follow in Conan Exiles though realistically you will not want to engage in all of them as they are not created equally and some are much more powerful than others.
The Religions and what they provide include:
Crom is by far the worst religion to follow, though it is meant to be the religion that you follow if you actually don’t want to partake in any religion in Conan Exiles.
If you are following Crom you can expect not to get anything and not lose anything.
Derketo is the goddess that will provide you with a few utilities such as Elixirs of Freedom as well as alternative ways to make Honey and Bread.
Essentially you can think of Darketo as a way to get more recipes and things around your base, but there’s not much else to it. Oh, she does give you an armour set if you really want it.
In specific players will be able to do the following with Derketo:
Transmute Serpent Venom Glands into Honey
Transmute Sand Reaper Toxin Glands into Honey
Transmute Vines into Bread
Transmute Vines into Aloe Leaves
Transmute Handful of Insects into Compost
Transmute Oil into Blood
Players will then be able to cook the Feast of Derketo which provides Stamina Regeneration.
Jhebbel Sag provides you with a good amount of utility and is mostly for farming animals.
In specific players will be able to get the following from Jhebbal Sag:
Hunter’s Potion (increases Concussive Damage by 50%)
Purify Blood, which converts 1 Demon Blood into 5 Blood.
Feast of Jhebbal Sag, which provides Water Breathing
The Sign of Jhebbal Sag which can create Werewolves
Sand Reaper Lures
Mitra is a really strong god to follow when in the early game, but falls off quite a bit by late game. Essentially players will be able to get a good amount of healing potions and fountains, but due to the difficulty of the late-game they are much less useful.
Specifically, players will be able to do the following with Mitra:
Ambrosia, which heals for 3 points every 3 seconds and provides players with 10 minutes of 10% Strength Damage and a bonus of 40 Health.
Alright, are you ready for my god? Set.
Now, shockingly I made the supposed best choice for gods according to most guides and players as Set is one of the most powerful gods in the game.
Essentially Set can provide players with powerful weapons for really inexpensive prices and will provide players with anti-toxin and poison-resistant masks and armour, making late-game mechanics very easy to deal with.
Essentially players will be able to craft the following:
Set Antidote, which cures Poison, Alcohol Poisoning and Food Poisoning
Snake Arrows which are some of the strongest Arrows in the game
The Feast of Set which regenerates Health by 17 HP every 3 seconds
Ymir is going to be the best choice if you’re looking for Weapons as… well that’s the only utility he really gives you other than his decent armour. Yog does also have access to Ice, but that’s kind of it.
I can’t really recommend him unless you are really trying to get yourself and your Thralls a good amount of Weapons for relatively cheap.
Yog provides players with a decent amount of armour, though he does provide players with remarkable food as long as they have access to Unblemished Human Meat.
The Feast of Yog is very similar to Set’s food, being that it provides you with 17 HP every 3 seconds.
Zath provides players with mostly Weapons again and will provide players with the ability to craft Silk, though that’s pretty much the only notable thing about him.
CAN YOU FOLLOW MULTIPLE RELIGIONS IN CONAN EXILES?
You shockingly can follow multiple religions in Conan Exiles, though only one religion can be followed when you initially create your character and the rest need to be unlocked as you progress through the game.
There are two ways players can unlock multiple Religions in Conan Exiles though this is different in Exiled Lands and Isle of Siptah.
In both games players can locate Relics throughout the world that will help them learn the Religion, though in Exiled Lands there are Trainers the player can locate that will teach them all they need to know about the Religion as well.
If players want to bypass this altogether they can simply head to their Knowledge tab and learn any religion they want for 50 Knowledge points. I would strongly advise against this as there are much more important things to learn other than Religion and since no Religion is actually game-breaking there’s no need to really rush learning them.