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Krampus

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A Lump of Coal A Lump of CoalA Lump of Coal Icon.pngThe more distance tears travel, the more damage they will do.
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Head of Krampus Head of KrampusHead of Krampus Icon.png6 roomsFires a cross-patterned brimstone shot, just like The Fallen and Krampus shoot.
 
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Krampus is a mini-boss that occasionally appears inside of a Devil Room.

Behavior[edit | edit source]

  • When he stops and roars, he is about to shoot Brimstone BrimstoneBrimstone Icon.pngTears are replaced by a laser beam that pierces through all enemies and obstacles in its path and deals high damage. Can only be fired after a short charge-up period. lasers in all 4 cardinal (Added in Afterbirth † or diagonal) directions.
    • Added in Afterbirth The Brimstone beams sometimes can rotate 90 degrees after being shot.
      • Added in Afterbirth † Krampus will growl just like The Fallen and quickly dash towards the player if the Brimstone Beams are going to rotate.
  • He also spits 3 projectiles then 4 consecutively.
  • When not performing either of these attacks, he flies about the room aimlessly.

Unlockable Achievements[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Beating Krampus the first time will unlock Head of Krampus Head of KrampusHead of Krampus Icon.png6 roomsFires a cross-patterned brimstone shot, just like The Fallen and Krampus shoot..
  • Krampus will generally start out by attacking with projectiles before firing Brimstone lasers.
  • Added in AfterbirthChaos ChaosChaos Icon.pngChaos causes items to be chosen from random item pools. When picked up, drops between 1-6 random pickups on the floor. will not change the items dropped from Krampus.
  • Rerolling A Lump of Coal A Lump of CoalA Lump of Coal Icon.pngThe more distance tears travel, the more damage they will do. or Head of Krampus Head of KrampusHead of Krampus Icon.png6 roomsFires a cross-patterned brimstone shot, just like The Fallen and Krampus shoot. with The D6 The D6The D6 Icon.png6 roomsAllows Isaac to re-roll collectible items in the current room into other items, depending on the current room's Item Pool. will cause another Devil Room Pool item to appear.
  • Krampus does a full heart of damage on contact.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Krampus is based on an Alpine folkloric figure of similar appearance, supposedly acting as a contrast to Saint Nicholas, punishing children who misbehave near Christmas time.
    • This is most likely why A Lump of Coal is in his item pool.
  • Krampus's attack pattern and appearance are similar to The Fallen, but Krampus does not split upon death.
  • Added in Afterbirth Krampus can spawn in Greed Mode without needing to be unlocked.
    • Defeating Krampus will unlock Head of Krampus Head of KrampusHead of Krampus Icon.png6 roomsFires a cross-patterned brimstone shot, just like The Fallen and Krampus shoot. even if Krampus himself has not yet been unlocked.
  • In an AMA subreddit thread for Edmund McMillen, a user questioned why Krampus got "worse with every update." Edmund McMillen jokingly responded, "he's the new bloat."


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