Players can choose to worship one or more religions.
A single god is selected at character creation.
List of religions
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.
The "Goddess of fertility, death, and lust." - Derketo, the Goddess of lust, death and fertility, who is the Whore of Set, and the Sable Queen.
The "God of animals, nature, and savagery", and the lord of all animals and beasts, including men.
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.
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.
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.
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 by blessing them with Weapons and Armor.
Gain favor with the gods
Knowledge granted by following the other gods will grant certain advantages. Depending on the chosen religion, an altar can be built as soon as possible, providing unique recipes.
Favor is gained in various ways. Each altar provides a special tool recipe that can be used to harvest human bodies after their defeat.
- Derketo - Use Derketo's Kiss to harvest Sliver of the Unfulfilled.
- Jhebbal Sag - Use Blood Letter to harvest Sacred Blood.
- Mitra - Use the Mitraen Ankh to harvest Lingering Essence.
- Set - Use the Setite Ritual Knife to harvest Human Hearts.
- Ymir - Use the Hoar-Frost Hatchet to harvest Ice Shards.
- Yog - Use the Yog Cleaver to harvest Unblemished Human Meat.
- Zath - Use the Zathite Ritual Dagger to harvest Venom-purified blood.
It costs 50 points to learn an additional religion from inside the Feats menu that wasn't learned during character creation. However, most religions can be learned for free if you talk to the correct trainer for the specific religion. For example, if you want to learn the Set religion then you will need to find the Set Trainer.
All trainers can be found throughout the Exiled Lands. Alternatively, religions can also be learned from religious relics dropped by named priests. Trainers do not exist on the Isle of Siptah, so the only way to learn extra religions there without paying the feat cost is to find the relics.
- The gods are jealous beings and do not allow their respective altars to be placed too close to each other, so it may be necessary to defend a large area when worshipping multiple gods.
- While the dev team originally said that the Jhebbal Sag would be the final religion planned, the Zath religion was later added with the Isle of Siptah expansion. Additional religions have not been ruled out, though nothing has been confirmed or stated to be in the production pipeline (as of this writing, October 2021).
- 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's usually referred to as a "Snake Cult" and the word Set is only said twice in the movie.
- "Yog" is Howard's nod to his good friend Lovecraft's work.