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In Conan Exiles you can choose to worship one of the gods and gain their favor as religion options. As you play the game you can worship any, all or none of the gods as you see fit. The gods you can choose from at the start of early access are Crom, Mitra, Yog, Set and Ymir (later in development of a total of 7). You choose to follow one of these gods at the character creation setup. By choosing Mitra, Yog, Set or Ymir you will start the game with the basic knowledge of an acolyte of their religion. 
Additionally, players can also worship different gods within a clan and gather favor for more than one god if they wish. But the gods are jealous creatures and don’t allow their respective Altars to be placed too close to each other, so you may need to plan on defending quite a large settlement if you wish to worship multiple gods.
The developers have noted that you'll also be able to change religions based on your actions or when you build different Altars or by performing other various heroic actions throughout the game.
List of religions[edit | edit source]
- Crom - The "God who requires no worship." - Crom watches the world from his mountain top, but does not answer prayers and will receive no worship. If you choose Crom as your god at the start of the game, you will not get the knowledge of an acolyte, so he is the god to choose if you do not wish to get involved in the religion system in Conan Exiles.
- Set - The "God of serpents and sacrifice." - Set, the Old Serpent, glories in the ritual sacrifice of humans atop his bloody altars. Set’s followers are granted powers that align with their god, protection from Poison and the ability to turn Snakes into Arrows.
- Yog - The "God of cannibals." - Yog, the Lord of Empty Abodes, demands that his followers consume flesh that has been ritually purified. This means the flesh of other humans, and in return, Yog grants his followers blessed Weapons and Armor.
- Mitra - The "God of right and justice." - Mitra, chosen god of the Hyborians, purports to be a god of right and justice, but his zealous followers are consumed with expanding his religion at the detriment of all others. Mitra’s followers are given the ability to create sacred Statues, Clothing, Healing Consumables and Weapons – including the sacred symbol of the Phoenix.
- Ymir - The "God of snow, storm, and war." - The Nordheim worship Ymir, the Frost Giant, Lord of Storm and War, who lives (according to legend), in Valhalla, his castle far in northern Vanaheim. According to Nordheimr shamans, the souls of warriors who fall in battle go to Valhalla to feast and fight forever. This belief makes Nordheimr warriors terribly fierce in battle, and they often fight with no regard for their own safety. (Expansion Pack "The Frozen North" Only)
The future gods based on those found in the data files are Bel god of thieves, Derketo goddess of lust and fertility, Jhebbal Sag god of animals and nature, and possibly Gullah the Gorilla god (based on gorilla god statues in game)
Gain favor with the gods[edit | edit source]
Knowledge granted by following the other gods will give you certain advantages. Right from the start you will be able to build an altar to your god, and from the altar you can craft your religious artifact and get access to some helpful Recipes.
You gain favor for the four gods in different ways. When you kill other players or human NPCs and use your religious artifact on their dead bodies.
- Use your Setite Ritual Knife to cut out the hearts of your enemies and bring them to his altar to gain Set’s favor.
- Gain Yog’s favor by using your cleaver to harvest unblemished human flesh and roasting it in a Yog pit.
- Purify the bodies of fallen enemies with your Mitraen Ankh and bring the lingering essence of their souls to an altar of Mitra to gain his favor.
- Harvest ice shards from trees using using your Hoar-Frost hatchet and bring them to an alter of Ymir to combine them into ice and gain his favor.
Religion teachers[edit | edit source]
- Jamila the Pirate Queen - Teaches Acolyte of Mitra
- Mek-kamoses - Teaches Acolyte of Set
- Nunu the Cannibal - Teaches Acolyte of Yog
- The Outcast - Teaches Altar of Ymir
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Crom is often referred to by Conan in the movies Conan the Barbarian and Conan the Destroyer.
- The religion of Set is a major plot point in the film Conan the Barbarian (1982). However it is usually referred to as a "Snake Cult" and the word Set is only said once in the movie.
- "Yog" is Howard's nod to his good friend Lovecraft's work.
References[edit | edit source]