Famine

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When He broke the third seal, I heard the third living creature saying, “Come.” I looked, and behold, a black horse; and he who sat on it had a pair of scales in his hand. And I heard something like a voice in the center of the four living creatures saying, “A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius; and do not damage the oil and the wine.”
~ Revelations 6:5-6
Famine
Boss Famine.png
Base HP
240
Stage HP
0
Found In
Boss
Stage basement.pngStage cellar.png
DLC Indicator.pngStage burning basement.png
Mini-Boss
(Later Floors)
Dropped Items
Ball of BandagesBall of Bandages
Cube of MeatCube of Meat

Famine is a boss that can appear in The Basement or The Cellar. He is one of the four Harbingers, and the horseman of Chapter 1.

Behavior[edit | edit source]

Phase 1

  • If Isaac is to the left or right of Famine, it will commence charging across the screen.
  • Spawns up to two Pooters to assist it during the fight, and will not spawn any more until one of the two Pooters are killed.

Phase 2

  • When Famine takes a sufficient amount of damage, its body and horse will explode and vanish while only its head remains. Famine's head behaves similarly to a Maw, slowly moving towards Isaac. If in line with Isaac, it will briefly stop and fire a triple shot.

Champion versions[edit | edit source]

  • Blue: This version charges more often and it will slightly home in on Isaac, (similar to the Dark One's charge attack). It cannot summon Pooters and will instead regularly shoot six tears radially. In Phase 2 it will vomit out a large amount of blood, similar to Monstro's attack, with a lower rate of fire than the non-champion version. His head will leave a trail of damaging red creep. Will always drop a Soul Heart upon death.

Unlockable achievements[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Bugs[edit | edit source]

Bug Bug! If phase 2 of Famine is inflicted with fear,instead of running away from Isaac, it will chase him without attacking.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Famine is one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse mentioned in the Bible. However, in the Bible, Famine is depicted as riding a black horse rather than the tan horse seen in-game.
  • Famine appeared in the original Binding of Isaac.
  • A famine is the scarcity of food over a large area, which can explain Famine's emaciated appearance.
  • Famine is shown with pupils in his Rebirth artwork, which is absent in his original artwork.


Bosses Boss Monstro.png
Chapter 1 Blighted OvumDingleThe Duke of FliesFamineFistulaGeminiGurdy Jr.GurglingsThe HauntLarry Jr.MonstroPinStevenWidow
DLC Indicator.png DangleLittle HornRag ManTurdlings
Chapter 2 C.H.A.D.ChubDark OneGurdyGurdy Jr.The HollowThe HuskMega FattyMega MawPeepPestilencePolycephalusCarrion QueenThe Wretched
DLC Indicator.png The ForsakenThe FrailThe Stain
Afterbirth† Indicator.png Big HornRag Mega
Chapter 3 The AdversaryThe BloatThe CageCarrion QueenThe GateGishLokiMask of InfamyMonstro IIWarThe WretchedMom
DLC Indicator.png Brownie
Afterbirth† Indicator.png Sisters Vis
Chapter 4 BlastocystThe BloatConquestDaddy Long LegsDeathIt LivesLokiiMama GurdyMom's HeartMr. FredScolexTeratomaTriachnid
DLC Indicator.png Blue Womb DLC Indicator.png Hush
Chapter 5 The FallenIsaacSatan
Chapter 6 ???The LambMega Satan
DLC Indicator.png Greed Mode DLC Indicator.png Ultra Greed
Afterbirth† Indicator.png Ultra Greedier
Afterbirth† Indicator.png The Void Afterbirth† Indicator.png Delirium
Chapters 1-4 The FallenThe Headless Horseman

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