The Duke of Flies

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The Duke of Flies
Boss The Duke of Flies.png
Base HP
Stage HP
Found In
Stage basement.pngStage cellar.png Challenge Room Icon.png Boss Challenge Room Icon.png
Double Trouble
Stage catacombs.png
(Later Floors)
Dropped Items
Boss Boss  

The Duke of Flies is a boss that appears in The Basement. Compared to most other bosses, the Duke has little health and cannot even attack on his own. He makes up for this by summoning attack flies for both offensive and defensive purposes. The Duke of Flies was a boss in the original Binding of Isaac.

Behavior[edit | edit source]

The Duke of Flies has three attacks which he can perform while he floats around the room slowly.

  • While moving around the room, he will cough up Attack Flies that will orbit around him, blocking shots.
  • Occasionally, he will cough up a large attack fly that will move toward Isaac.
    • Afterbirth† Indicator.png These large attack flies will now orbit around him when coughed up instead of homing in on Isaac.
  • His third attack consists of him coughing which will spread the flies orbiting him outwards, freeing them to move towards Isaac. He will only use this attack if he already has several flies orbiting around him.
  • Upon death, he will explode and spawn more flies, and all orbiting flies will be free to move towards Isaac.

Champion Versions[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Duke of Flies appeared in the original Binding of Isaac.
  • The Husk is the posthumous version of him.
  • The stitching under The Duke of Flies' mouth is an autopsy stitch, an incision in the shape of a Y. The incision allows passage to the cadaver's insides; when the autopsy is complete, it is stitched back up.
  • The name "The Duke of Flies" is a reference to the demon Beelzebub, and an alternate name for the devil who is known by the title "Lord of the Flies".
  • When under the effects of Curse of Darkness, a brief flash of light is seen when The Duke of Flies summons additional enemies.

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
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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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