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The Matriarch

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In-game appearance
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Boss
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Mini-Boss
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Boss Boss
 
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Added in Afterbirth †

The Matriarch is a new boss added in Booster Pack #5 that can appear in all environments of Chapter 4.

Behavior[edit | edit source]

  • Will jump and launch 8 Chubber shots in the cardinal and ordinal directions, which will rebound back to herself.
    • The Matriarch's hitbox is large enough that Isaac can shoot her from the sides and be out of this attack's range.
  • Periodically spawns Fistuloids, and can have up to a maximum of 4 out at once. One Fistuloid will chase Isaac, while the rest will orbit the Matriarch.
  • Spawns two small Fistulas once it takes 140 damage, and 2 more every 100 damage afterward.
  • Spews a blood shot that leaves Red Creep on the ground, like Mr. Fred. This shot can damage and bounce off of Fistuloids she has spawned.
  • After taking 340 damage, the Matriarch will spawn a wave of glowing Red Fistuloids that have 20 HP and rapidly lose health, making them shoot their maggots almost immediately. After that, the Matriarch can use this attack just like any of her other attacks.
  • When at low HP (after taking ~540 damage), The Matriarch will split into a medium-sized Fistula, 2 small Fistulas, a Fistuloid, and a low-health version of Chub, the latter being similar to how Brownie leaves a weakened Dangle upon death. Any Fistuloids that were orbiting the Matriarch will now orbit Chub.
    • The Chub spawned from the Matriarch will always start charging in a random direction, regardless of Isaac's position before returning to the normal Chub pattern, similar to the Chargers spawned by Sloth.
    • If the Chub that is spawned from the Matriarch eats a bomb, she will spit it back out at the player. Most bomb modifiers will still be on the bomb, with the exception of Bomber Boy.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Matriarch appears to be a Chub stuck inside a Fistula. In this way, it also acts as a giant Fistuloid.
  • The Matriarch is the only boss added in a booster pack.


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#1
  • Angry Fly Icon.png
    Angry Fly
    Spawns a fly familiar that orbits around a random enemy and deals 5 damage per tick to enemies it comes in contact with.
  • Black Hole Icon.png
    Black Hole
    Throws a black hole on the ground which sucks in and damages enemies.
  • Bozo Icon.png
    Bozo
    Increases damage by a flat 0.1 and grants a soul heart. Enemies can randomly become briefly charmed or feared. Taking damage has a chance to spawn a rainbow poop.
  • Broken Modem Icon.png
    Broken Modem
    Enemies, enemy shots, tears, and pickups will briefly freeze in place at random intervals.
  • Mystery Gift Icon.png
    Mystery Gift
    Upon use, spawns a random item from the current room's item pool, with a chance to spawn A Lump of Coal or The Poop instead.
  • Sprinkler Icon.png
    Sprinkler
    Upon use, spawns a sprinkler that rotates and fires tears.
  • Fast Bombs Icon.png
    Fast Bombs
    Grants 7 bombs and allows bombs to be placed rapidly.
  • Buddy in a Box Icon.png
    Buddy in a Box
    Grants a familiar with a random tear effect. The familiar is randomized at the start of each floor.
  • Lil Delirium Icon.png
    Lil Delirium
    Grants a familiar that transforms into another random familiar every 10 seconds.
  • HairpinHairpinFully recharges Isaac's active item upon entering a boss fight.
  • Wooden CrossWooden CrossGrants a Holy Mantle shield upon entering a new floor, which protects against one hit of damage.
  • Butter!Butter!Using an active item will drop it onto a pedestal on the ground. Taking damage may result in dropping a passive item.
  • Huge GrowthHuge GrowthMakes Isaac large for the current room, increasing his range and damage.
  • Ancient RecallAncient RecallSpawns 3 random cards.
  • Era WalkEra WalkFor the current room, enemies are slowed, Isaac's speed is increased, and his shot speed is decreased.
#2
  • Jumper Cables Icon.png
    Jumper Cables
    Grants an active item charge every 15 enemies killed.
  • Coupon Icon.png
    Coupon
    Upon use, makes a random item from a shop, devil deal, or black market free.
  • Telekinesis Icon.png
    Telekinesis
    Upon use, for the next two seconds, any enemy shots that come near Isaac are held in place. After the charge is depleted, they are fired back as tears.
  • Moving Box Icon.png
    Moving Box
    If the box is empty, picks up all items and pickups in a room and stores them. If the box is not empty, places all stored items and pickups in the current room.
  • Technology Zero Icon.png
    Technology Zero
    Connects Isaac's tears with electricity that can damage enemies.
  • Leprosy Icon.png
    Leprosy
    Upon taking damage, grants a body part as an orbital, which blocks enemy shots and deals 7 damage per tick to enemies it comes in contact with. The orbitals will be destroyed if they take enough damage from enemies or enemy shots.
  • Filigree FeatherFiligree FeatherAngels drop items instead of key pieces when defeated.
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#3
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    7 Seals
    Grants a random Harbinger familiar that changes every 10 seconds.
  • Mr. ME! Icon.png
    Mr. ME!
    Summons a controllable ghost that can perform various tasks depending on what it targets.
  • Angelic Prism Icon.png
    Angelic Prism
    Grants a prism orbital with a large orbital radius. Tears that pass through the prism split into four multi-colored tears.
  • Pop! Icon.png
    Pop!
    Replaces Isaac's tears with eyeballs that can bounce off of each other. The eyeballs are not limited by range, and will instead dissipate when they stop moving or when hitting an enemy or obstacle.
  • Door StopDoor StopThe last door Isaac went through stays open, allowing him to leave the room even if enemies are in it.
#4
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    Death's List
    Grants a reward if all enemies in a room are killed in the order they are marked.
  • Haemolacria Icon.png
    Haemolacria
    Tears are now fired in an arc. Upon hitting the floor, an obstacle, or an enemy, they burst into many smaller tears in all directions. Increases tear delay.
  • Lachryphagy Icon.png
    Lachryphagy
    Isaac's tears decelerate as they travel. Upon stopping or hitting an obstacle, they burst into 8 tears in all directions. Tears can be fired into other tears to feed them, increasing their damage.
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    Trisagion
    Tears are replaced with piercing white blasts of light.
  • Schoolbag Icon.png
    Schoolbag
    Allows Isaac to hold two active items.
  • Extension CordExtension CordBeams of yellow electricity flow between Isaac and his familiars, damaging any enemies between them.
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#5
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    Blanket
    Grants one soul heart. Upon entering a boss room, grants a shield that blocks one hit, then disappears.
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    Sacrificial Altar
    Upon use, sacrifices up to 2 familiars and spawns an item from the Devil Room Pool for each familiar sacrificed.
  • Lil Spewer Icon.png
    Lil Spewer
    Spawns a random pill, and grants a small Spewer familiar that charges up and fires different types of creep.
  • Marbles Icon.png
    Marbles
    Spawns 3 random trinkets. Taking damage has a small chance to swallow Isaac's currently held trinket, gaining its effect permanently.
  • Mystery Egg Icon.png
    Mystery Egg
    Spawns an egg familiar, which cracks and turns into a random friendly enemy when Isaac is hurt. The egg regenerates upon entering a different room.
  • Flat Stone Icon.png
    Flat Stone
    Tears bounce off the floor. Tears that hit an enemy after bouncing deal splash damage to all nearby enemies for 25% of Isaac's tear damage.
  • Marrow Icon.png
    Marrow
    Grants one bone heart and spawns three red heart pickups.
  • Slipped Rib Icon.png
    Slipped Rib
    Spawns a bone familiar that circles around Isaac and reflects enemy shots.
  • Hallowed Ground Icon.png
    Hallowed Ground
    Spawns a white poop familiar, which turns into a white poop when Isaac is hurt.
  • Pointy Rib Icon.png
    Pointy Rib
    Spawns a bone familiar that can be aimed with the fire buttons and does contact damage.
  • Book of the Dead Icon.png
    Book of the Dead
    Upon use, spawns a friendly Bony or an orbital bone for each enemy killed in the current room.
  • Dad's Ring Icon.png
    Dad's Ring
    Creates a ring of light around Isaac that petrifies enemies in contact.
  • Divorce Papers Icon.png
    Divorce Papers
    Spawns a Mysterious Paper, increases tears, and grants a bone heart.
  • Jaw Bone Icon.png
    Jaw Bone
    Spawns a familiar that flies the room while firing, dealing a flat 7 damage to enemies that come in contact and retrieving pickups.
  • Brittle Bones Icon.png
    Brittle Bones
    Replaces all red hearts with 6 empty bone hearts. Upon losing a bone heart, Isaac fires bones in 8 directions and permanently gains a tears up.
  • Broken Shovel 1 Icon.png
    Broken Shovel
    While held, causes multiple Mom's Foots to come down and stomp on Isaac. One of two parts necessary to create Mom's Shovel.
  • Broken Shovel 2 Icon.png
    Broken Shovel
    One of two parts necessary to create Mom's Shovel.
  • Mom's Shovel Icon.png
    Mom's Shovel
    Spawns a trapdoor that leads to the next floor upon activation. Unlocks The Forgotten when used on a mound of dirt that appears in Dark Room Dark Room.
  • Rotten PennyRotten PennySpawns a blue fly every time a coin is picked up.
  • Baby-BenderBaby-BenderGrants Isaac's familiars homing shots.
  • Finger BoneFinger BoneGrants a chance to gain a bone heart upon taking damage.
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  • Cross Stoney.png
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  • Mr. Mine.png
  • Mr. Red Maw.png
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Chapter 2
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Blue Womb
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