Greed Mode

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Greed Mode is a new game mode introduced in the Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth expansion.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

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In Greed Mode, each floor has a Curse Room, a Devil Room/Angel Room, a double-wide Shop, and an exit room all connected to a main double-height arena room with a button in the center. A Super Secret Room is also connected to one of the rooms. Up until the second to final floor, an already unlocked Treasure Room with a silver doorframe and a normal locked treasure room are also available. The silver treasure room always gives items from the Boss pool. The sixth floor (The Shop) does not have any Treasure Rooms, but does have the Shop and Curse rooms. The final seventh floor has no waves and contains only three rooms, the largest of which contains the game mode's final boss.

Shop[edit | edit source]

As there are no normal drops in Greed Mode, the shop becomes Isaac's primary source of items and pickups. Shops in Greed Mode automatically restock. The items for sale are a key, a heart pickup, a shop item, a boss item, and two random pickups, trinkets, or items from the treasure room pool.

The shop has a chance of containing a Restock Box, along with various pickups, machines, and beggars.

Arena[edit | edit source]

When the button is pressed, it turns red, grows spikes, and a timer appears underneath it. All doors are barred and waves of random enemies start spawning. The timer initially starts with 6 seconds left and will be increased by 1 second for every subsequent wave of enemies. Once the timer runs out or all enemies in the current wave are killed, another wave spawns. This continues until wave 8 is reached, Isaac dies, or Isaac presses the red button. Pressing the red button deals half a heart of damage to Isaac and causes waves to stop spawning, and once all remaining enemies are killed, the doors re-open. The button can then be re-activated to continue progressing through the waves.

At the start of each wave, several pennies are dropped on the ground, which Isaac can use in the shop to purchase items and pickups. The more waves that spawn without pressing the red button, the more money will drop. Each new wave counts as a new 'room' for purposes of item charges, familiars dropping items, or the like. However, one-room temporary effects will remain, so it may be advisable to do all waves at once if you have a particularly good improvement, such as the effect of Book of Belial.

Upon completing the eighth wave, a skull appears on the button. Pushing the skull button starts the two boss waves, which grants access to the floor's exit room upon completion. Each boss-wave will spawn one boss/mini-boss.

Upon completing the tenth wave of the floor, a pentagram appears on the button. Pushing the pentagram button starts the optional nightmare boss wave, which grants access to the devil/angel room when completed. Each nightmare boss wave can spawn multiple bosses/mini-bosses at once.

Floors[edit | edit source]

Greed Mode has seven total floors, five of which are based off of floors found in the main game. These floors are The Basement, The Caves, The Depths, The Womb, Sheol, a unique floor called The Shop, and the final boss floor. Each floor will spawn enemies and bosses native to that floor in the main game, except for The Shop, which has no counterpart outside of Greed Mode. Instead, The Shop spawns mostly Greed enemies, but can also spawn enemies from any floor. The Shop is the only normal floor which does not contain Treasure Rooms.

Ultra Greed[edit | edit source]

The Ultra Greed floor contains only three rooms: An empty starting room, a mini-boss room in which multiple Greeds, Super Greed, Wrath or Monstro will spawn, and the final boss room containing Ultra Greed. After Ultra Greed has been defeated, turning him into a golden statue, a Final Boss Chest to end the level and the Greed Machine will spawn. Isaac is given the chance to donate his remaining money to the Greed Machine, which will unlock several rewards including the Keeper character.

Greedier Mode Afterbirth† Indicator.png[edit | edit source]

Greedier Mode is a harder version of Greed Mode. In Greedier Mode, fewer coins drop, enemies can become champions, and Ultra Greed has a second form, Ultra Greedier.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Completing all waves without pressing the button to stop them will increase the total amount of coins.
  • If you have the ability to fly, the button will still hurt you (unless playing as The Lost).
  • Items with effects that only persist in the room are especially useful in Greed Mode. Complete all waves in one go to maximize its efficiency. Examples of such items include Box Of Friends, Book Of Belial, The Pinking Shears, and Lusty Blood.
  • Avoid using the Credit Card on a shop until you are ready to move on to the next floor, as items will not restock unless you use the Restock Box.
  • Being teleported by means of the Curse of the Maze can sometimes open the exit door without completing the floor, allowing you to skip large chunks of combat.
  • Going to the Womb and beyond won't cause you to take 1 full heart of damage as normal.
  • Killing all the enemies before the timer resets does not increase the amount of coins produced. Just play safely and don't worry about it.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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MainPageAchievements.png Achievements MainPageAttributes.png Attributes MainPageBosses.png Bosses TarotCard.png Cards and Runes MainPageChallenges.png Challenges MainPageChapters.png Chapters
Isaac App.png Characters MainPageBabies.png Co-op Magic Mushroom Icon.png Items Isaac's Tears Icon.png Item Pools MainPageMonsters.png Monsters MainPageObjects.png Objects
Red heart.png Pickups BlueBlue.png Pills MainPageRooms.png Rooms MainPageSeeds2.png Seeds Guppy App.png Transformations The Left Hand Icon.png Trinkets