The House of Splendor

icon splendor

"A mask of pure gold. The face of man is bound by the flesh of man: imperfect, ephemeral, and rotten. But a face of gold knows none of these flaws."

The House of Splendor is a Creed in Salt and Sanctuary.

It is one of the four additional creed choices, the Saltborn is able to find throughout the Island.
They are a secretive, reserved and unusual hedonistic creed, that revolves around finding splendor in the gifts The Prophet and The Fool gave to them; gathering as much gold as possible and enjoying the warmth of wine, despite being afflicted by Greyrot. Decaying, but eternal in their gold.

The Creed offers consolation with their Wines; so intoxicating that they cause Poison damage if drank too fast, however, the damage is minimal and moderation can be used to prevent it. They also provide plenty, although expensive items; with the Merchant selling rare and high level upgrade materials; with also, their unique items such as the Axe of Splendor and two armor sets, the Mask of Splendor and the Resplendent Set; with the weapon and head pieces, granting extra gold finding.

The members of this Creed's therefore, are given ample ways to seek more gold; and the Creed's devotion rewards, such as Goldenwine, that provides additional buffs to both attack and defense, as well as additional gold find, gives both attackers and Tanks-alike, extra support, with the only trouble being a rather sparse across the mid-game, Devotion Upgrades.




  • Cran's Pass, accessed via the Red Hall of Cages entrance:
    At the end portion of the Red Hall of Cages, below the Despondent Thief first Shadowflip Brand walls, three sets of spinning wheel platforms lead forward to the area; hoping on the first one, and jumping to the right, a platform leads to a hidden wall, that opens up to a pathway with a Stone Alchemist at the center, past it and at the opposite end, the Creed resides.



leader splendorDevotion

To increase your Devotion with The House of Splendor you must turn in remains at any Stone Leader. Devotion maxes out at Rank 7. The following items can be traded in batches of 3 for either a: Lilyred Wine, Iris Wine, Goldenwine or 2x Cleansing Cloth

chemist splendorTransmutation

To transmute weapons you have to speak with The House of Splendor 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 splendorMerchant Sells

Name & Icon Cost Devotion
ring saltseekSalt Seeker's Ring 500 1
charm lanternLantern Charm 1500 1
torchTorch 50 1
antidoteAntidote 50 1
firepotBirian Firepot 100 1
salt1Pouch of Salt 500 1
buff firePitchfire 500 1
health shardRed Shard 500 1
return bellBell of Return 500 1
arrowArrow 10 1
arrow flameFlame Arrow 30 1
arrow poisonPoison Arrow 30 2
boltBolt 15 1
flintshotFlintlock Shot 50 1
white sparkLock of Hair 500 3
white flameA Soldier's Poem 1500 5
beast sparkEndless Fang 500 3
beast flameHateful Jawbone 1500 5
amber sparkSilver Leaf 750 2
amber flameAmber Idol 2000 3
amber blazeDiamond Cluster 5000 4
goldmask helmMask of Splendor 5000 1

priest splendorCleric Sells

Name & Icon Cost Devotion
buff holy Blessed Page  500 1
health shardRed Shard  500 ?
 ring mp moatCrystalmoat Ring ? ?
healMend ? ?
holy bandageSacred Linens ? ?
holy phys defDivine Armor ? ?
heal2Spirited Mend ? ?
holy buffBlessed Weapon ? ?
holy cleanseCleanse ? ?
holy reviveRevive ? ?
holy orbitsSprites ? ?
holy mag defEthereal Intervention ? ?
holy coneRay of Searing ? ?
holy bladeGuardian Blade 5000 5

mage splendorMage Sells

 Name & Icon Cost Devotion
staff ivory Scrimshaw Cane 1500 1
wand woodSaltwood Branch 1500 1
ring magicCharged Ring ? ?
fireFlashfire ? ?
rapid litLightning Barrage ? ?
lit boltLightning Bolt ? ?
fire2Fireball ? ?
lit ballLightning Ball



lit bolt2Lightning Arc ? ?
flame stormWildfire ? ?
mag dark buffArcane Weapon 1000 1
mag vision buffUndersight 800 1
fire oribtsFlame Orbiters ? ?
mag dragon fireDragonfire 5000 7
rapid fireFlame Barrage 2500 5
lit satelliteLightning Pod 4000 6
lit ghostStatic Geist 5000 7




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

Survival Ending

Bearing gold
On failing flesh
Freed from gaol
To splendid rest

Dominion Ending

Love of gold
Bitter heart
Plunge this splendor
Into dark



  • Creed Healing/Buffing items cause poison if buildup is raised to maximum.
  • This creed seems to revolve around a type of hedonistic cultism, possibly reminiscent of certain Greco-Roman timelines.  

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    • Anonymous

      Lol the Resplendant armor set without the helm would make for a great cosplay of Gilgamesh from the Fate series.

      • Anonymous

        I decided to join this creed on my second playthrough. For my first I had gone with Strength and accidentally broke the game in half without even using Goldenwine. Starting my dex character was MUCH bumpier. That said, once I found my first gun and applied Goldenwine (and later blessed pages) to it, the dexterity also broke the game in half. Goldenwine made it so that even with low level light armor later bosses tickle you and the added reach of a gun (Dragon Espingole in my case) and a flanged mace (to get 75% blunt) means you can basically spam bosses to death after joining the house of splendor. The gold bonus also means you will ALWAYS have the funds to buy ammo. I'm serious, I was at 999 bullets constantly by the end.

        People recommend Goldenwine for melee, but in my opinion, guns benefit a LOT more.

        • Anonymous

          I'm in this creed with my 50-in-all-status build with golden wine+devine blessed weapon they raise weapon damage to its peak weapon I use Saltrever and Mountain Breaker with mossy charm Saltreaver for slash damage and Mountain Breaker for blunt, Saira's Staff with Lighting Arc and Dragonfire for long range when needed

          • Anonymous

            Lock of hair, diamond cluster, amber idol, endless fang, and silver leaf can be purchased without joining/increasing devotion. I just found this creed and bought diamond cluster without joining, I am of the three rn.

            • Anonymous

              The best creed for a furious paladin build: 2H Weapon, Tower Shield, Weapon and Stat Buff Miracles and a lot of wine drunk makes almost every boss an adorable piece of meat.

              • Anonymous

                Join them for the easy access to gold and transmutation items! It makes such a difference when trying to get Tier 4 stuff.

                • Anonymous

                  So this isn't mentioned anywhere, but I noticed that I can sell items to the House of Splendor merchant for 2.5x what I sell it to the Stone Roots merchant (so 25% of the buying price instead of 10%) - and I'm not even a member of this creed. I feel like this might be an important aspect of the creed's theme that's worth including somewhere.

                  • Anonymous

                    Sorry probably a dumb question, but I used a stained page on multiple sanctuaries and now hardly have any left with Merchants. (duh) My question is, how do I know what creed I am? (you can only be on creed at a time right?) The reason for asking is, my plan is to grab the "LAST" Crystal orb in game ..(last hope) and use it in a Sanctuary that has Blacksmith..Because also no more blacksmiths ...(needed for Splendor) Why is it I go to a different location and It seems my creed changes? I don' want to use the crystal orb, and it not be the creed I need....(House of Splendor) ..Thank you for your help....sorry so lengthy..

                    • Anonymous

                      I think Goldenwine is better than Defilement from Betrayer creed as the former is a buff that can be used on any enemies + defense up + gold find, whereas defilement just affect those enemies that it hit and didn't last as long either.I have a much easier time dealing with bosses using goldenwine than defilement.

                      • Anyone find it peculiar that this leader is asking for the exact same remains as The Three's leader? I mean, it'd be quite a stretch to say that they're connected in some way, but... huh...

                        • Anonymous

                          I am from Holland. Isn't that vierd? Yesh! I love gooooooold. Would you like a shmoke und a pancake? A what? A shmoke und a pancake. You know, a flapjack und a shigarette? No? Shigar und a waffle? No? Pipe und a crepe? No? Bong und a blintz? No? Well, then there ish no pleashing you.

                          • Anonymous

                            Unless the other factions have something you need this faction is the best "value" as gold retains it value by being 1/5 as good as salt(500g per 100 salt) then the buff item increases damage by 50% and damage taken by 20%, and more salt via more gold. What other faction gives you more?

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