Order of the Betrayer


A human skull adorned in candles made of wax infused with human blood. Place the Skull Trophy in a vacant Sanctuary to claim it for The Betrayer, whose thirst for suffering knows no end.

Order of the Betrayer is a Creed in Salt and Sanctuary. It is basically the "evil" aligned creed and has access to special debuff items and dark magic. It also gradually corrupts the player with darkness. Therefore, it can be said to be the polar opposite of Devara's Light.



  • Siam Lake (head right from the Sanctuary until you see water dripping then follow the water down the hole. You must have a Bloody Writ in order to be accepted. This can be obtained by crushing a Stained Page inside any Sanctuary not belonging to your Creed and then dying.(You MUST be killed by NPC, not Sanctuary guardians)
    • You only have once chance/playthrough to join, so be sure to answer, "Yes" when prompted if you are hoping to join during that playthrough, lest you be locked out until the next NG+ cycle. (You are able to answer no and join later if you do not have a bloody writ with you at the time)





To increase your Devotion with Order of the Betrayer you must turn in Remains at any Stone Leader. Devotion maxes out at Rank 7. The following items can be traded in  for either a: Blood Vial, a Black Salt, a Page of Suffering or a Flask of Defilement x3.



To transmute weapons you have to speak with Order of the Betrayer Chemist. Transmutation allows you to convert a Weapon, Shield or Armor into another of the same type using the remains of Bosses and Enemies.



Merchant Sells

Name & Icon Cost Devotion Level Requirement
Salt Seeker's Ring 500 1
Lantern Charm 2500 1
Torch 50 1
Antidote 50 1
Birian Firepot 100 1
Pouch of Salt 500 1
Pitchfire 500 1
Red Shard 500 1
Bell of Return 500 1
Arrow 10 1
Flame Arrow 30 1
Poison Arrow 30 2
Bolt 15 1
Flintlock Shot 50 1
Lock of Hair 500 3
A Soldier's Poem 500 5
Endless Fang 1500 3
Hateful Jawbone 1500 5
Drowned Idol 1000 3
Drowned Locket 7500 5
Drowned Censer 15000 7
Stained Page 500 1
Grim Headdress 2500 1
Grim Justacorps 5000 1
Grim Bracelets 2500 1
Grim Tassets 2500 1

Blacksmith Sells

Name & Icon Cost Devotion Level Requirement
Midshipman's Dirk 500 1
Arming Sword  500 1
Varangian Spatha 1500 1
Woodman's Axe 500 1
Soldier's Spear 500 1
Self Bow 500 1
Platoon Crossbow 1500 1
Flintlock Pistol 1500 3
Haymaker 1500 1
Corsair's Backsword 500 3
Wooden Targe 500 1
Heater Shield 800 1
Teuthis Shield 500 1
Sacrificial Garrote 50000 1
Gravedigger 50000 1
Grim Headdress 2500 1
Grim Justacorps 5000 1
Grim Bracelets 2500 1
Grim Tassets 2500 1
Steel Armet 1000 3
Steel Cuirass 1000 3
Steel Greaves 1000 3
Steel Manifers 1000 3
Type 46 Tower Shield 500 4

Cleric Sells

Name & Icon Cost Devotion Level Requirement
Blessed Page  500 1
Red Shard  500 1
 Crystalmoat Ring 5000 1
Mend ?  
Sacred Linens 2000  
Divine Armor 2500 3
Spirited Mend 5000  
Blessed Weapon ?  
Cleanse 2000 1
Revive 5000 1
Sprites ?  
Ethereal Intervention 7500 4
Ray of Searing ?  
Guardian Blade 5000 5

Mage Sells

 Name & Icon Cost Devotion Level Requirement
Scrimshaw Cane 1,500 1
Saltwood Branch 1,500 1
Charged Ring 8,000 1
Flashfire ?  
Lightning Barrage ?  
Lightning Bolt ?  
Fireball ?  
Lightning Ball ?  
Flamestar ?  
Lightning Arc ?  
Wildfire ?  
Arcane Weapon ?  
Undersight ?  

Flame Orbiters


Dark Coil

 500  1

Dark Reach

 5,000  1

Dark Arrows

 1  1

Dark Swarm

 6,500  1


5,000 7




Choosing Order of the Betrayer does change the ending of the game. There is a unique poem read for both the Survival and Dominion endings.


Viceroy of
Our God of blood
Spreading strife
In lands above


Heart of malice
Sewn in steel
Mete the master's
Wicked will



  • the "God" of this Creed is named Azredak who is the shunned brother of Devara.

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    • Anonymous

      07 Jul 2021 01:57  

      Kinda fun to see the whole creed take on "flood the whole world with blood dundunduuuun" actually somewhat grounded in gameplay, tho i don't think it's a Gameplay Mechanic Masterfully Entwined WIth Lore By Developers, just a nice coincidence. Or not. Anyway, the point is: you need to desecrate sanctuaries populated by other creeds to raise devotion for Order. On NG, by the time you'll reach their sanctuary, you''ll populate almost every unclaimed one with any other creed. There's a lot of hearts to be expunged in a mildly boring and repetitive fight copypasted for each creed and sanctuary! Okay, done, you start NG+ with this character. Rewards for devotion ranks carry over into NG+, but ranks themselves don't. Most of the sanctuaries in NG+ will be unclaimed, means you have only 6 "home sanctuaries" of another creeds to desecrate on each subsequent NG+ cycle. Or you can abandon the Order, populate the unclaimed sanctuaries with other creed, then re-join Order and desecrate them, but that's entirely pointless, since you'll lost all your devotion rewards from NG.
      In conclusion, remember that if you're planning to amass the devotion-rewarded consumables from Order (which is rational, since they're awesome), your only real chance to turn the Island into a bloodbath for non-believers is the cycle that you're joined them on. On subsequent cycles it'll degrade into poking a fancy skull into unclaimed altar over and over again.

      • Anonymous

        10 Jun 2021 14:48  

        This creed should be visited last, as it's meant to EXPUNGE EVERYTHING! From all of the expunged hearts for devotion, to the healing potion generating corruption, you're meant to have a lot on your permanent record. So make sure to either go here last, or have quite a lot of appointments with the candlelit lady.

        • Anonymous

          02 Jul 2020 14:16  

          It occurs to me that the reason The Betrayers unique creed item the Flask of Defilement is a debuff item used on enemies, instead of a self-buff item like most creed items, is because the dark magic found exclusively with the creed puts a massive defence debuff on yourself for casting it, which would overwrite a buff effect like Golden Wine.

          • Anonymous

            30 Jun 2020 05:47  

            this is the best creed by FAR. once you defile a sanctuary, give the expunged heart to the leader and get the flasks of defilement. THIS ITEM IS BROKEN, it makes enemies have 0 defenses, and you also deal +25% damage to them. If you have 2 handed jaws of death fully upgraded, 31 strength or above and you toss a flask you'll be able to one-shot EVERY enemy, and 3 shot most bosses. I literally just tossed it at nameless god and did 5 heavy attacks and he died before my stamina ran out. its so broken.

            • Anonymous

              12 Nov 2019 21:47  

              A lot of this info is incorrect: 1. You Do not need to be killed by an NPC to obtain a Bloody Writ I was just killed by a Sanctuary guardian and recieved one. Following the wik's advice leads to a needless waste of Stone NPCs. 2. You do not have one chance to join this Creed this is also incorrect. I went down talked to the guy and didn't have a Writ so I said No spoke with him again to make sure I wasn't locked out and was offered the choice again had to say no but then I went and got a Writ and selected Yes and they let me in just fine

              • Anonymous

                20 May 2019 16:43  

                NO NEED to join this creed! Playing as a "Pure Mage" on patch I wanted the Dark spells so made my way to this creed. The merchant sold me all the dark spells before I even rested at their shrine! So I got all I wanted out of them without taking their oath and dealing with the hassle of losing my rank in my other creed.

                • Anonymous

                  03 Nov 2018 00:05  

                  If I may just say something. I'm not too sure if this creed has the best healing in the game but it does heal at a fast pace from what I can remember. Yes we have to deal with corruption but I would say before the corruption affects you, all you must do is turn the other sanctions into your creed. Then later on, you only have to deal with sanctuaries that are by default a different creed. You won't lose your offerings this way, and you get certain spells that may be beneficial. I mean. If the spells are all you're in it for. Just be in a creed that you dislike before hand and then afterwards. Join the creed you wish to be in

                  • Anonymous

                    22 May 2018 17:59  

                    If you go back down to The Vault in ng+ (as you did in the first playthrough, and with a bloody writ), rejoining may reset your devotion level without resetting the quests available at leaders. Might be a random bug, but i thought it worth sharing.

                    I made it all the way up to the fire and sky covenant needing one more heart to reach 7 devotion, realized it was already hostile to me, claimed it, turned the last quest in, and was level 2.
                    I'll join them next ng I guess

                    • Anonymous

                      18 Nov 2017 11:36  

                      The only reason you would wanna be in the betrayers creed is for the mage spells if you are not playing a mage the best option is clearly The House of Splendor because of the Golden Wine and its overpowered buffs.
                      What you can do is take Oath (Join their Creed) Buy the mage spells and then take oath to the House of Splendor for the wine.
                      That would be the best.

                      • Anonymous

                        29 Jun 2017 13:49  

                        Hmm, i need a total of 10 Heart, can i be sure to have 10 heart to max devotion creed? And heart drop like only 1 per expunged?

                        • Anonymous

                          04 Mar 2017 10:50  

                          To the ones that got problems with lack of NPC's - just use Crystal Sphere at the sanctuaries of other creed with the NPC's you need and they will be replaced by the Betrayed ones.

                          • 22 Feb 2017 08:53  

                            Has the most powerful consumable in the game (Flask of Defilement) that you'll probably remember from being stunlocked by Saltless early on, and has exclusive access to Dark Magic which is not proliferant in the world in the way of exploration, but comes at a great cost. You have to put up with characters with edgy red eyes being your NPC buddies. Cruel, cruel world!

                            • Anonymous

                              30 Jan 2017 11:48  

                              I was trying to make a Dark Magic build. Here's what I've learned...

                              The debuff from casting Dark Magic seems to reduce Physical Defenses to zero. I tested this by having a Zombie at the Shivering Shore hit me after casting Dark Magic with Heavy Armor on and off. 10 points of damage each way. I assume all defenses are reduced to zero but haven't tested that. That's a lot of points I wasted on Armor...

                              Divine Armor is cancelled by the Dark Magic debuff. Tested on the Shivering Shore Zombies. 10 damage with debuff, 3 damage without debuff. Sigh...

                              Storm Ring has no effect. The description does say it only affects Elemental Magic, so I wasn't surprised.

                              Sky Crystal seems to increase damage by about 30%.

                              Overall, I like the Dark Magics Dark Coil and Dark Reach and Dark Swarm. Fairly good damage, and I like Dark Coil's tracking. The lack of defenses might make this not viable for high level gameplay, you are fully reliant on your dodging skills and can't use a shield with a wand or staff because reasons... As a damage dealer in team play, could be OK if you have a tank. Dark Coil has a super long range and minor tracking. It's the longest range spell I can think of.

                              • Anonymous

                                03 Jul 2016 08:18  

                                I am quite sure that the "Nameless God" is still a mortal (as the game states) even if powerfull. Thus, he cannot be the brother of Devara, which IS a deity. Also it is stated that the Nameless is the god that ahs overtaken the faith of "The Three". Unlikely that he rules TWO creeds in the game. Just my two cents.

                                • Anonymous

                                  19 Jun 2016 10:07  

                                  The irony, that you cant betray the order of betreyer. If you leave the creed, thats it for this play trough

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