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.
All religions can be learned during the game 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 world.
- Derketo - Yakira, Priestess of Derketo - Teaches Pleasure Place of Derketo.
- Mitra - Muriela the Artisan - Teaches Acolyte of Mitra.
- Set - Mek-kamoses - Teaches Acolyte of Set.
- Ymir - The Outcast - Teaches Altar to Ymir.
- Yog - Nunu the Cannibal - Teaches Acolyte of Yog.
- Zath - Harpagus the Hatcher - Teaches Nest of Zath.
- Jhebbal Sag - Currently no teacher - Can only be learned by eating Flesh of Remembrance that can be obtained in the Midnight Grove - Teaches Bower of JhebbalSag.
Besides, it costs 50 points to learn a religion from inside the Feats menu unless it was learned during character creation, making religion trainers the points efficient method for learning other religions.
- The gods are jealous beings and do not allow their respective altars to be placed too close to each other, so it may be neccessary to defend a large area when worshipping multiple gods.
- The developers have said that they have not planned any new gods after Jhebbal Sag.
- 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.