War

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And another, a red horse, went out; and to him who sat on it, it was granted to take peace from the earth, and that men would slay one another; and a great sword was given to him.
~ Revelation 6:4
War
Boss War.png
Base HP
500
Stage HP
0
Found In
Boss
Stage depths.pngStage necropolis.pngStage dank depths.pngSuper Secret Room Icon.png
Mini-Boss
(Later Floors)
Dropped Items
Ball of BandagesBall of Bandages
Cube of MeatCube of Meat

Unlocked By
The Harbingers Defeat Mom for the 1st time

War is a boss that can appear in The Depths, Necropolis or the Dank Depths. He is one of the four Harbingers, and the horseman of Chapter 3.

Behavior[edit | edit source]

Phase 1

  • War, while mounted on his horse, will either charge left or right and won't stop until he has crossed the screen three times.
  • He will also shoot an 8-directional shot.
  • He will occasionally ascend off-screen and summon five troll bombs.

Phase 2

  • War loses his mount and will charge the player at high speeds, pausing occasionally to catch his breath.

Champion Versions[edit | edit source]

  • Black: Summons 2 Mega Troll Bombs when he ascends off screen, and summons a single Troll Bomb behind his path when he charges through the screen. Also shoots in 6 directions when he stops chasing the player on his second form.

Unlockable achievements[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • War is one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse mentioned in the Bible.
  • In many depictions of War, he is shown holding a sword vertically[1], corresponding with why fan art shows War holding his hobby-horse vertically
  • Although his appearance on the vs screen shows his horse as brown, it is red in-game
  • In the original game, War's face was round.


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