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Greed
Greed
In-game sprite
Statistics
Type
Health
Damage
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Floor(s)
In any of the following:
Related Bosse(s)
Super Greed
Effective Item(s)
*Long range items, such as Technology
Dropped Item(s)
Coins
Steam Sale


Greed is one of the Seven Deadly Sins. He is a Shopkeeper with his noose cut short, and a "screaming" face.

Behavior

Greed attacks by firing fast-moving sets of 3 blood shots from his mouth and by summoning 2 Hoppers (which can be replaced by Trites if the player has Wrath of the Lamb installed) which also begin to attack Isaac. His shots cause Isaac to lose 3 coins, two will be dropped on the ground and one will be lost permanently. This also applies to any contact damage dealt by him.

Strategies

Greed is one of the harder sins to fight, as his triple shots are fast and he has no animation or sound to warn you before he attacks. His ability to spawn Hoppers is not a great threat, but they act as shields and can make it harder to dodge his projectiles. A general strategy is to stay far away if the player has enough range, and fire tears at him from afar. This allows the player ample time to dodge his basic attacks and deal with any Hoppers he spawns before they become a threat.

Bear in mind that Greed can fire and immediately turn to face Isaac if he moves far enough. He will still have the firing expression on his face for a second, but will not fire.

When defeated, Greed explodes in a variably big shower of coins, which can include nickels or dimes.

He may also drop the Steam Sale item, thus taking 50% off prices in shops when picked up.

When fighting Greed, try not to pick up the coins if you are hit. Because the coins are on the ground, it is impossible for you to lose them. If you pick them up and are hit, then you will lose even more coins.

Spawn Mechanics

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Greed seen on the Minimap.

Greed has a chance of appearing in any shop from the Caves/Catacombs 2 onwards. He will spawn in the Caves/Catacombs 2 shop with a 50% chance and always spawn in the shop after that, unless he spawned in the previous floor, spawned in the Secret Room (which happens from the Depths 1 onwards with a 33% chance) or a different Sin is going to appear in that level.

If you have obtained only The Compass but not the Treasure Map, you are able to spot Greed if he is in the Secret Room, since then there's a miniboss icon that won't reveal a grey room icon in the background even when you get next to it. Once you obtain the Treasure Map (or approach the room with Spelunker Hat or X-Ray Vision), the miniboss icon will disappear and you will see the icon for the Secret Room as usual, yet it will still contain Greed.

Only one of the Seven Deadly Sins can appear on a floor in their own designated room, meaning that if the player has already fought one of the Seven Sins in a room marked on the map, Greed will not appear in the Shop or Secret Room.

Gallery

Trivia

  • His appearance is identical to that of a Shopkeeper, only with a different face.
  • Greed's heads can be found as enemies in Wrath of the Lamb.
  • Edmund stated on tumblr that "shop keepers are dead isaacs from past runs and greeds are reanimated shop keepers".

Bugs

  • In Wrath of the Lamb, Greed will sometimes use the Super Greed sprite for a small amount of time when spawning an enemy.
  • Sometimes, Greed may fire in a certain direction, but have his face turned towards the opposite direction.
  • When Greed spawns in a secret room, the player can defeat Greed while leaving the jumpers he spawns alive and leave the secret room. Upon re-entering, greed will be alive again, thus allowing the player to kill Greed again to get more coins/The Steam Sale. The x-ray vision allows the player to re-enter the secret room without using a bomb.
  • When Greed is killed and the player dies at the same time greed will respawn and the coins will stay where they are, this can be achieved by using 1UP, Dead Cat and the Ankh.

Videos

Cain vs. Greed - TBoI 100:18

Cain vs. Greed - TBoI 1.4

Greed fight


Bosses
Regular Bosses
Blastocyst button

Blastocyst
Brownie
Chub button

Chub
Daddy Long Legs button

Daddy Long Legs
Dangle
Dark One button

Dark One
Dingle button

Dingle
Duke of Flies button

The Duke of Flies
Fallen button

The Fallen
Fistula button

Fistula
Gemini button

Gemini
Gurdy button

Gurdy
Gurdy Jr button

Gurdy Jr.
Gurgling button

Gurglings
Haunt button

The Haunt
Larry Jr button

Larry Jr.
Little Horn
Loki button

Loki
Mama Gurdy button

Mama Gurdy
Mask of Infamy button

Mask of Infamy
Mega Fatty button

Mega Fatty
Mega Maw button

Mega Maw
Monstro button

Monstro
Mr Fred button

Mr. Fred
Peep button

Peep
Pin button

Pin
Polycephalus button

Polycephalus
Rag Man
Scolex button

Scolex
Turdlings
Widow button

Widow
Posthumous Bosses
Adversary button

The Adversary
Blighted Ovum button

The Blighted Ovum
Bloat button

The Bloat
Cage button

The Cage
Carrion Queen button

Carrion Queen
The Forsaken
The Frail
Gate button

The Gate
Hollow button

The Hollow
Husk button

The Husk
Lokii button

Lokii
Monstro II button

Monstro II
Teratoma button

Teratoma
The Stain
Wretched button

The Wretched
Alternative Bosses
CHAD button

C.H.A.D.
Gish button

Gish
Sister Vis button

Sisters Vis
Steven button

Steven
Triachnid button

Triachnid
Harbingers
Conquest button

Conquest
Death button

Death
Famine button

Famine
Headless Horseman button

Headless Horseman
Pestilence button

Pestilence
War button

War
Final Bosses
XXX button

???
Hush
Isaac button

Isaac
It Lives button

It Lives
Lamb button

The Lamb
Mega Satan button

Mega Satan
Mom button

Mom
Mom's Heart button

Mom's Heart
Satan button

Satan
Ultra Greed
Minibosses
Seven Deadly Sins
Envy button

Envy
Gluttony button

Gluttony
Greed button

Greed
Lust button

Lust
Pride button

Pride
Sloth button

Sloth
Wrath button

Wrath
Seven Super Deadly Sins
Envy button

Super Envy
Super Gluttony button

Super Gluttony
Super Greed button

Super Greed
Super Lust button

Super Lust
Super Pride button

Super Pride
Super Sloth button

Super Sloth
Super Wrath button

Super Wrath
Ultra Pride button

Ultra Pride
Angels / Demons
Krampus button

Krampus
Angel button

Gabriel
Angel button

Uriel
Angel button

Fallen Angels
LEGENDS: The Binding of Isaac bosses are yellow. Wrath of the Lamb bosses are teal. Rebirth bosses are orange. Afterbirth bosses are crimson. Afterbirth † bosses are violet.

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