Greed is one of the Seven Deadly Sins. He is a Shopkeeper with his noose cut loose.
He 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 you. His shots causes you to lose 3 coins, two will be dropped and one will be lost forever.
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.
When defeated, Greed explodes in a variably big shower of coins, which occasionally includes a nickel or two or even a dime.
He may also drop the Steam Sale item, thus taking 50% off prices in shops when picked up.
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.
- His appearence indicates that he was one of the shopkeepers, but somehow survived being hanged and cut himself loose, leaving remnants of the noose around his neck.
- In Wrath of the Lamb, Greed will sometimes use Super Greed sprite for a second when spawning an enemy.
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