Cult Of The Lamb: How To Catch Octopus

Cult Of The Lamb: How To Catch Octopus
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Tarran Stockton


16th Aug 2022 10:39

Learning how to catch Octopus in Cult of the Lamb is key to finishing one of the game's main quests and unlocking a powerful vendor that will aid you in your future crusade runs. Cult of the Lamb lets you become a devious cult leader, but you still have the option of completing quests for NPCs you encounter so you can make use of their services or gain rewards. The quest criteria can vary, but one of them tasks you with catching a bunch of rare fish, so take a look at how to catch Octopus in Cult of the Lamb

Cult Of The Lamb: How To Catch Octopus

Cult Of The Lamb: How To Catch Octopus
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Early into Cult of the Lamb, you will pick up the Beasts Below the Waves quest by visiting the Fisherman NPC in Pilgrim's Passage. This quest tasks you with catching four rare fish: an Octopus, Squid, Crab, and Lobster. The main - and best way - of catching the rare fish is by going fishing in Pilgrim's Passage, where you will find a pier and a marked fishing spot nearby. 


Due to the rarity of the four fish, it will likely take you a long while just by fishing, and the chances of catching all four during a single session is extremely unlikely, however, the Octopus seems to be the easiest of the four fish to catch. You can speed up the process by performing a ritual though. 

The Ritual of the Ocean Bounty can be earned by progressing through the Cult of the Lamb Doctrines until you reach Sustenance III. This ritual doubles the amount of available fish while fishing, and also increases the spawn rate of the rarer fish, allowing you to collect all the fish needed for the quest much quicker.

It will cost 75 Bones to perform, so it comes with a hefty cost, but if you don't want to put too much time into getting an Octopus and the other fish, it will make your life easier. 

It's also worth noting there is a Cult of the Lamb Tarot Card that lets you collect fish from defeated enemies in your Crusade runs, but the rarity of the fish remains the same. Once you have your Octopus and the other rare fish, you can hand them in and complete the quest. This will reward you with a Holy Talisman Shard, and the Fisherman will begin selling fish. 

That's all for our walkthrough of how to catch Octopus in Cult of the Lamb, and now you know the best way of catching the rarer fish and completing the Beasts Below the Waves quest. 

Make sure to also check out how to get an Eye of Witness in Cult of the Lamb, which is key for completing one of the main quests. 

Tarran Stockton
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Tarran Stockton
Tarran is a Senior Guides Writer at GGRecon. He previously wrote reviews for his college newspaper before studying Media and Communication at university. His favourite genres include role-playing games, strategy games, and boomer shooters - along with anything indie. You can also find him in the pit at local hardcore shows.
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