The Host

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The Host
Challenge number
18
Character
Isaac App.png
HUD Red Heart.pngHUD Red Heart.pngHUD Red Heart.png
Starting Items
The Mulligan The Mulligan
The Mulligan Icon.pngTears have a 1/6 chance of spawning allied blue flies when they hit an enemy.

Spider Baby Spider Baby
Spider Baby Icon.pngWhen hit, spawns up to 2 blue spiders.

Trinket:
Tick Tick
Tick Icon.pngDrain 15% health of each enemy with more than 60 HP (ie. most bosses). Also restores one red heart of Isaac whenever he enters an uncleared boss room. The Tick cannot be swapped out for another trinket.

Available rooms
Item Pool Treasure Room.png: no          Item Pool Shop.png: yes
Goal
Boss Mom.png
Unlocks
Technology .5 Technology .5
Technology .5Complete challenge #18
The Host is Challenge #18, starting with the items Spider Baby Spider Baby
Spider Baby Icon.pngWhen hit, spawns up to 2 blue spiders.
, The Mulligan The Mulligan
The Mulligan Icon.pngTears have a 1/6 chance of spawning allied blue flies when they hit an enemy.
, and the Tick Tick
Tick Icon.pngDrain 15% health of each enemy with more than 60 HP (ie. most bosses). Also restores one red heart of Isaac whenever he enters an uncleared boss room. The Tick cannot be swapped out for another trinket.
trinket. The goal is to defeat Mom. This Challenge is unlocked by default.

Difficulty[edit | edit source]

  • Isaac starts with the Tick Tick
    Tick Icon.pngDrain 15% health of each enemy with more than 60 HP (ie. most bosses). Also restores one red heart of Isaac whenever he enters an uncleared boss room. The Tick cannot be swapped out for another trinket.
    , meaning picking up other trinkets is impossible without Mom's Purse Mom's Purse
    Mom's Purse Icon.pngAllows Isaac to hold 1 additional trinket.
    or Added in Afterbirth † Belly Button Belly Button
    Belly Button Icon.pngDrops a random trinket. Grants a second trinket slot.
    .
    • Added in Afterbirth It is also removable using the Match Stick Match Stick
      Match Stick Icon.pngIncreases the chance of Bombs dropping after clearing a room, and the chance of finding Bombs when opening a Chest.
      .
    • Added in Afterbirth † A Gulp pill or Added in Afterbirth † Smelter Smelter
      Smelter Icon.png6 roomsConsumes Isaac's currently held trinket and applies its effect permanently.
      can also be used to ingest the Tick.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

  • Shops can sell Mom's Purse Mom's Purse
    Mom's Purse Icon.pngAllows Isaac to hold 1 additional trinket.
    , which will allow a second trinket.
  • Shops can also sell Hive Mind Hive Mind
    Hive Mind Icon.pngIncreases the size of blue spiders and Blue Flies and doubles the amount of damage they deal.
    , which will make blue flies and blue spiders bigger and stronger.

Reward[edit | edit source]



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