Church

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Church
Church upgrades.gif
Location information
Buildable
True
Exits
Alchemy Lab, Graveyard
Npcs
Episcop

The church can be found in the graveyard, but access to it is blocked off until you become a preacher. The church starts with a base 3 Church Rating rating and in the beginning, the casual prayer you are given for free will be the only one you can perform reliably. Holding sermons in the church once each Pride is the main method of collecting
Faith
, a necessary resource for study, crafting, and zombies, as well as a source of money.

You can eventually craft sermons that offer buffs and perks beyond the small amount of faith and money the starter sermon offers.

Church upgrade[edit | edit source]

The church can be opened and upgraded twice by talking to the Episcop at Pride and following his questline. For each step, you'll need to meet a minimum Graveyard Rating and Church Rating in addition to turning in items. For more details see Episcop.

Note: Be careful not to complete the interaction with the Episcop to upgrade your church before you can afford the appropriate papers. Otherwise you won't be able to perform sermons. With a decent big church of 50 Church Rating and a good graveyard with about 200 Graveyard Rating, you can earn Silver Coin30 to Silver Coin40 each Pride by using a Gold Quality quality sermon.

Church Size Rating needed Items needed
Church (first access) 5 Graveyard Rating none
Big Church 30 Graveyard Rating and 20 Church Rating  • 
building permission
(upgrade)

 • 
rightful citizen papers
(preach)

Cathedral 200 Graveyard Rating and 50 Church Rating  •  3xItem star 3.png
A carved piece of marble

(must be Gold Quality) (upgrade)

Sermon[edit | edit source]

For the main article see sermon.

Every week on Pride you'll be able to perform a sermon in the church. The number of parishioners attending this sermon and the amount of
Faith
they provide you with is largely dependent on your church rating Church Rating, the type of sermon you perform and the quality of it. Each 5 Church Rating provides 1 Faith, each modulus after that provides a 20% chance to gain one additional faith.

The amount of money you collect in the donation box is determined by the graveyard rating Graveyard Rating with a bonus from Church Rating, and also by the type and quality of the sermon performed.

You need the
rightful citizen papers
to perform a sermon at the big church. While you do not need
aristocrat papers
to perform a sermon in the cathedral, they are required to further the Episcops questline.

Workstations[edit | edit source]

Church rating Church Rating is increased by making use of the various pieces of furniture and equipment which can be built in the church itself.

List of furniture which provides a bonus to church rating:

Improvement Rating Cost Notes Size

Wooden church shrine
5 Church Rating 4x
Wooden beam

4x
Wooden plank

4x
Simple iron parts
3x4 or 4x3

Stone church shrine
8 Church Rating 4x
Wooden beam

2xItem star 1.png
A carved piece of marble

4x
Complex iron parts
3x4 or 4x3

Candelabra I
1 Church Rating 6x
Simple iron parts
Takes 1 candle per use. 2x3

Candelabra II
2 Church Rating 4x
Simple iron parts

4x
Complex iron parts
Takes 2 candles per use. 2x3

Candelabra III
3 Church Rating 8x
Complex iron parts

2x
Gold jewelry details
Takes 3 candles per use. 2x3

Wall candelabra I
1 Church Rating 6x
Simple iron parts
No spots in a small church,
4 spots in a big church,
5 for the cathedral.
Takes 1 candle per use.
Like a T of 4 blocks (rotatable)

Wall candelabra II
2 Church Rating 4x
Simple iron parts

4x
Complex iron parts
No spots in a small church,
4 spots in a big church,
5 for the cathedral.
Takes 2 candles per use.
Like a T of 4 blocks (rotatable)

Wall candelabra III
3 Church Rating 8x
Complex iron parts

2x
Gold jewelry details
No spots in a small church,
4 spots in a big church,
5 for the cathedral.
Takes 3 candles per use.
Like a T of 4 blocks (rotatable)

Incense burner
1 Church Rating 4x
A polished brick of stone

4x
Simple iron parts
Takes 1 incense per use. 2x4

Incense burner II
3 Church Rating 4x
Simple iron parts

4x
A polished brick of marble

4x
Complex iron parts
Takes 1 incense per use. 2x4

Confessional
5 Church Rating 12x
Wooden plank

4x
Complex iron parts
Have a small chance to produce 1x
Faith
and either a Item star 1.png
Story
or Item star 2.png
Story
.
4x4 (Rotatable)

Confessional II
7 Church Rating 12x
Wooden plank

2x
Jointing

4x
Complex iron parts
Have a small chance to produce 1x
Faith
and either a Item star 2.png
Story
or Item star 3.png
Story
.
4x4 (Rotatable)

Church bench
1 Church Rating 6x
Wooden plank

4x
Nails
Maximum of 6 for all tiers of the church. 7x2

Soft church bench
3 Church Rating 8x
Wooden plank

4x
Jointing

2x
Silk
Maximum of 6 for all tiers of the church. 7x2

Stained glass window
5 Church Rating 4x
Glass

5x
Complex iron parts

2x
Gold jewelry details
 •  Only available for the cathedral.
 •  Only one spot possible, which can also be occupied by a wall candelabra.
 •  Bug: Can't be removed (version 1.206).
3x2

Temporary effects[edit | edit source]

In addition, by using candles in the candelabras and incense with the incense burners, it's possible to increase the church's Church Rating for several hours.

Item Rating Notes

Candle (1)
1 Church Rating (Each) Can be crafted at the church workbench,
or can be purchased from the episcop at tier I.

Candle (3)
2 Church Rating (Each) Can be crafted at the church workbench,
or can be purchased from the episcop at tier II.

Candle (4)
3 Church Rating (Each) Can be crafted at the church workbench,
or can be purchased from the episcop at tier III.

Candle (6)
As of v1.035,
not usable
Can be purchased from the episcop at tier III.

Bug: Can't be used in any Candelabra


Incense
2 Church Rating per 1 Can be purchased from the episcop at tier II.
Made from freshener, obtainable through alchemy.

Incense II
4 Church Rating per 1 Can be purchased from the episcop at tier III.
Made from aromatizer, obtainable through alchemy.

Maximum Church Rating[edit | edit source]

The maximum (temporary) church rating seems to be 261 Church Rating only achievable in a cathedral. A higher passive rating is achievable by swapping out the candelabras for other objects. Check the following table for this:

Improvement Rating
Altar 1 Church Rating
Lectern 2 Church Rating
6x
Soft church bench
18 Church Rating
15x
Candelabra III
45 Church Rating
5x
Wall candelabra III
15 Church Rating
60x
Candle (4)
180 Church Rating