Sheol is one of two unlockable floors following The Womb / Utero / Scarred Womb, the other being the Cathedral. After defeating Mom's Heart, a devil room may spawn containing a trapdoor leading down to Sheol. Unlocking and defeating It Lives will always spawn a trapdoor leading to Sheol, as well as a Beam of Light leading to the Cathedral. Sheol can also be accessed using We Need to Go Deeper! from The Womb II, even if Mom's Heart has not been defeated. It can also be entered if a Joker is used on the Womb II, as it may bring the player to the Devil Deal room with a trap door.
Sheol only has one floor, and the boss is always Satan.
||Chases Isaac, dealing a full heart of contact damage. Upon taking enough damage, it collapses into a pile of goo, which can be killed. Will regenerate after a short period of time if not killed quickly.|
||Quickly chases Isaac, dealing a full heart of contact damage. Upon taking enough damage, it collapses into a pile of goo, which will slide away from Isaac and can be killed. Will regenerate after a short period of time if not killed quickly.|
||Stationary enemy that is normally invulnerable. Raises its head up when Isaac gets close, revealing a fleshy stem that can be damaged. Upon raising its head, it will fire 3 blood shots and lower its head again.|
|Mr. Red Maw
||Walks towards Isaac and attacks by launching its head towards Isaac. Turns into a Red Maw or Gusher upon death depending on the killed body segment. Occasionally separates at will.|
||Moves erratically around the room and charges toward Isaac very quickly when in line of sight. Can only be damaged from behind.|
||Mirrors Isaac's movements and fires three spread blood shots at the same time as Isaac. Can fly over obstacles.|
||Quickly charges towards Isaac when he gets in its line of sight.|
||Quickly charges towards Isaac when he gets in its line of sight. Explodes upon death.|
||Slowly turns towards Isaac and fires a Brimstone beam at Isaac if he stands still or is too slow.|
||Flies slowly towards Isaac, exploding into 4 shots in the cardinal directions upon death.|
||Flies slowly towards Isaac. Spawns a vortex that fires four Brimstone beams in the cardinal directions upon death.|
||Slowly floats around the room, spawning several Attack Flies. Spawns Pooters upon taking damage. Spawns a Boom Fly upon death.|
||Erratically moves towards Isaac and deals touch damage. Splits into two Spiders upon death.|
||Stationary and invulnerable monster that constantly rotates and fires a flickering Technology laser. Stops firing when the room is cleared.|
||Acts like the Host, but follows Isaac and deals contact damage.|
||Invulnerable enemy that moves diagonally around the room, dealing contact damage. Dies when the room is cleared.|
||Disappears, then appears near Isaac and spits a cluster of spectral tears at him.|
||When Isaac lines up with it horizontally, it charges across the room once. When Isaac is not horizontal to it, it spawns Brains.|
||When Isaac lines up with it horizontally, it charges in his direction and then doubles back, charging back to its original position. When Isaac is not horizontal to it, it spawns Leeches. Explodes when it dies.|
||Wanders around the room and throws a bone at Isaac when he is in sight.|
||Moves around the room diagonally, occasionally firing Technology lasers towards Isaac. Fires more often upon getting damaged.|
||Static enemy which acts as a meat shield.|
||Stationary and invulnerable monster that sucks Isaac towards it, along with Isaac's tears and enemy projectiles.|
||Crawls around the room erratically, following Isaac and dealing touch damage. Can jump small distances. Explodes upon death.|
||Starts attached to the wall. After a while, it detaches, firing 6 blood shots in radial directions and turning the room dark and chasing Isaac. Phases in and out of visibility when detached.|
||Act like faster Frowning Gapers. When Isaac gets near, they phase in and out of visibility and pursue Isaac faster.|
||Slowly drifts towards Isaac, frequently firing 5 blood shots in quick succession towards Isaac. Tries to avoid Isaac's shots and occasionally teleports and reappears elsewhere.|
||Follows Isaac erratically and occasionally shoots blood shots toward Isaac's destination, predicting his movements.|
||Chases Isaac, dealing a full heart of contact damage and spawning Spiders whenever it takes damage. Spawns a Spider, Black Globin's Head, and Black Globin's Body upon death.|
|Black Globin's Body
||Walks aimlessly around the room, occasionally spawning spiders.|
||Moves erratically around the room, charges toward Isaac when in line of sight, and leaves behind a trail of damaging red creep. Can only be damaged from behind.|
||Disappears, then reappears near Isaac and fires a brimstone laser.|
Boss[edit | edit source]
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- In Hebrew, Sheol is translated as "place of the dead"; it is described as the common grave of humans in Jewish religious lore (including the Old Testament), making it the Abrahamic version of the underworld.
- Sheol is the 9th level in the game (without there being a Curse of the Labyrinth). The 14th-century novel Dante's Inferno, one of the first books to describe hell in detail, notes that the 9th layer of hell is frozen. On Isaac's last will, it says he died in "a cold place" if he dies in Sheol.
- The 9th layer of hell is said to be where Satan is imprisoned, indicating the reason for Satan's presence in the area.
- Like in all chapters, small noninteractive objects can be found on the ground. One of these decorations is a drawing of a triangle that may be a reference to the Triforce, an iconic relic from The Legend of Zelda series.
Music[edit | edit source]
The music for Sheol is titled Duress. The term duress means intimidation or coercion and usually denotes violence.
|Chapter 1||Chapter 2||Chapter 3||Chapter 4||Optional||Chapter 5||Chapter 6||Endgame|
|The Basement||The Caves||The Depths||The Womb|
|The Cellar||The Catacombs||Necropolis||Utero||???||The Void|
|Burning Basement||Flooded Caves||Dank Depths||Scarred Womb|
|The Basement||The Caves||The Depths||The Womb||Sheol||The Shop||Ultra Greed|
|The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth|
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