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And I saw, and behold, a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.

–Revelation 6:2

Conquest

BC Conquest

Offical artwork by Edmund McMillen

Floor(s):
The Womb
Utero
The Depths (Via Bug)
Necropolis (Via Bug)

Attacks:

  • Charges together with copies of himself (contact damage)
  • Attack random areas with beams of light
  • Shoots 4-direction homing projectiles

Effective item(s):
N/A

Item drop(s):
White Pony
Cube Of Meat

Unlock:
Destroy 30 Tinted Rocks
(Also requires defeating Mom at least once to actually appear in-game)

Conquest, is a Boss that can be encountered instead of Death in The Womb and Utero. He has pale white-blue skin, wears a white band that covers his eyes, has a large stitch on his chest, and rides on a white horse. Despite the fact that he can replace Death, he is the alternate version of War.

BehaviorEdit

Conquest's behavior is somewhat similar to War. He shoots 4 fast purple homing shots in the cardinal directions. Sometimes Conquest teleports off-screen and random locations are bombarded with beams of white light, similar to the Crack The Sky item. Conquest also charges off-screen and summons several clones of himself that charge alongside him.

The following should be considered when battling Conquest:

  • All damage done to the clones during his multi-charge attack will affect Conquest as well.
  • The further away you are, the more time you have to dodge his homing bullets.
  • During his beam attack, try to not make sudden movements to reduce the chance of running into beams.
  • If Isaac has Flight and there are rocks to fly over, the beams will not hit Isaac, as they cannot go above rocks.
  • The beams will not hover over any areas where doors can potentially appear.

After his defeat, he drops a White Pony.

NotesEdit

  • Like the A Pony item, the White Pony can be re-rolled with the The Dice if it is picked up, replaced with The Dice again, and re-rolled.
  • When using The Gamekid on Conquest while he is charging, all of the copies will flee and only the original Conquest can be damaged.
  • When Conquest flies off of the screen, he cannot return if there are too many objects on screen. For example, Crack the Sky and Anarchist Cookbook will delay his return.
  • It is possible to unlock Conquest before The Harbingers are unlocked. However, this will have no real effect, since Mom still has to be defeated for The Womb to be unlocked, which also unlocks the Harbingers.
  • His beams can hit himself (for 1/10 damage of the Crack The Sky beams).

GalleryEdit

BugsEdit

  • On rare occasions, War can be replaced by Conquest, despite the versus screen telling that War is the boss the player is about to fight. The battle is a standard fight with Conquest, but a Cube Of Meat is dropped instead of the White Pony.
  • It is possible for Conquest to kill himself while shooting down beams of light. A sound similar to that of a normal monster dying will be heard, and a single splat of blood will fall to the ground (almost like the beam hits some kind of dummy unit). Then the game proceeds as though you had defeated Conquest as usual.
  • When using The Gamekid, some copies of Conquest appear at the sides of the walls, and can be run into, but no damage will be dealt. They disappear after the duration of The Gamekid finishes.
  • Sometimes, Conquest may spawn without being unlocked.
  • Conquest can also get stuck in a wall when using his charge ability. This leaves him invulnerable and impossible to defeat normally.
  • When using The Sun card upon entering the room, he may disappear and be stuck in the center of the room to be killed.

TriviaEdit

  • Conquest is the first of the four horsemen of the apocalypse as depicted in the Bible (Rev. 6:2), but is often erroneously replaced with Pestilence in popular culture.
    • "A Forgotten Horseman" might be reference to Edmund using the biblical incorrect Horseman in the original game or the absence of Conquest in a large part of popular media.
  • Conquest seems to have a stitched Y pattern on his chest like The Duke of Flies (Indicated by the boss art).

VideosEdit

The Binding of Isaac - Conquest00:52

The Binding of Isaac - Conquest

The Harbingers Related
Famine Pestilence War Death Conquest Headless ingame
Famine Pestilence War Death Conquest Headless Horseman
Bosses
Basement Larry Jr.MonstroThe Duke of FliesGeminiStevenFamine
Cellar WidowPinThe Duke of FliesFamineGurdy Jr.The Blighted Ovum
The Caves FistulaPeepGurdyChubC.H.A.D.Pestilence
Catacombs The HuskThe HollowThe Blighted OvumThe Carrion QueenPeepPestilenceThe WretchedGurdy Jr.
The Depths LokiMonstro IIGishWarMom
Necropolis Mask of InfamyDaddy Long LegsThe Carrion QueenThe BloatLokiWarThe WretchedMom
The Womb ScolexBlastocystThe BloatDeathConquestDaddy Long LegsTriachnidTeratomaMom's HeartIt Lives
Utero TeratomaThe BloatDeathConquestDaddy Long LegsTriachnidLokiiMom's HeartIt Lives
Sheol The FallenSatan
Cathedral Isaac
The Chest ???
First to fifth and seventh level The FallenHeadless Horseman
Devil Room Krampus

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