Death (Boss)

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When the Lamb broke the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature saying, “Come.” I looked, and behold, an ashen horse; and he who sat on it had the name Death; and Hades was following with him. Authority was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword and with famine and with pestilence and by the wild beasts of the earth.
~ Revelation 6:7-8
Death
Boss Death.png
Base HP
450
Stage HP
0
Found In
Stage womb.pngStage utero.pngStage scarred womb.png
Stage the void.png
Super Secret Room Icon.png
Mini-Boss
Stage cathedral.pngStage sheol.png
Stage chest.pngStage dark room.png
Dropped Items
Ball of Bandages Ball of Bandages
Ball of Bandages Icon.pngOrbiting familiar that deals damage to enemies. If collected while already having one, makes the familiar evolve. Only drops from Horsemen. Similar to Cube of Meat.

Cube of Meat Cube of Meat
Cube of Meat Icon.pngOrbiting familiar that blocks enemy shots and deals damage to enemies. If collected while already having one, makes the familiar evolve. Only drops from Horsemen. Similar to Ball of Bandages.
Unlocked By The Harbingers Defeat Mom for the 1st time
The HarbingersThe Harbingers

Death is one of the four Harbingers, and the horseman of Chapter 4.

Behavior[edit | edit source]

Phase 1

  • Spawns four scythes that stay stationary for a few seconds, then home in on the player.
  • Spawns two scythes that constantly home in on the player until they are destroyed.
  • Uses The Hourglass The Hourglass
    The Hourglass Icon.png2 roomsUpon activation, enemies and their projectiles are slowed down for a short duration.
    to slow the player down.

Phase 2

  • After enough damage is dealt, Death will dismount from his horse.
  • Death's horse will continue to fly horizontally throughout the room dealing contact damage, even after Death has been defeated.
  • Death will occasionally spawn two Knights and can have a maximum of two.

Champion versions[edit | edit source]

  • Black: In his first phase, he summons Kamikaze Leeches instead of using the Hourglass and does not use the two-Scyth attack. He spawns Red Maws rather than Knights when he dismounts his horse.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Unlockable achievements[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Death is one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
  • Death's scythe attack is a homage to Castlevania's recurring boss, Death. Both summon four scythes that stay put for a few seconds, then home in on the player.
  • Death is currently the only enemy in game that is able to use a status effect against Isaac.
  • When Death uses The Hourglass The Hourglass
    The Hourglass Icon.png2 roomsUpon activation, enemies and their projectiles are slowed down for a short duration.
    , The Ludovico Technique The Ludovico Technique
    The Ludovico Technique Icon.pngInstead of firing tears, Isaac controls one floating tear that hover over obstacles. This tear deals constant damage when held in place over an enemy.
    's tear is slow to respond and has a higher maximum speed, becoming difficult to control.


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Added in Afterbirth † Sisters Vis
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