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Boss Gurdy


Offical artwork by Edmund McMillen.
Statistics
Type
Health
Damage
Boss
595
Floor(s)
The Caves
Related Bosse(s)
Gurglings
Gurdy Jr.
Mama Gurdy
Effective Item(s)
N/A
Dropped Item(s)
Common Drops
WotL Common Drops

Gurdy (also known as The Pile from the artbook) is one of the bosses found in The Caves from The Binding of Isaac and the Rebirth remake. She is a static boss that remains stationary in the middle of the room. When Isaac first enters the boss room, Gurdy is accompanied by a few Boils and Flies of random variety.

Description

She is a small humanoid with a slight Isaac-resembled appearance inhabiting a huge pile of guts. In addition to her face, she is missing a left eye and her teeth look slightly crooked.

Behavior

Gurdy's basic attack is firing five shots at once, in one of three different directions. This is indicated by her pulling her head inside, and making it reappear at another side.

Gurdy can also summon Attack Flies out of the pores on her body periodically to attack. On occasion, she will also spawn a Pooter/Fat Fly out of the larger pore on the right side of her body.

Lastly, she can summon two Boils (which can be replaced by a Gut or a Sack) at once in front of her, which is signaled by raising her arms.

Strategies

  • Since Gurdy does not move, she is balanced out by having a large amount of health to take down. This means that any Items that improve Isaac's projectile damage output will shorten this fight significantly. This also gives Isaac a good time to use Bombs if he have any to spare, since he is guaranteed to hit and take a good chunk of health off of Gurdy.
  • It is preferable to take out any of the other monsters that Gurdy summons during the fight before focusing on her, so that they do not cause problems later on.
  • Sometimes, rocks will partially block Isaac's side paths, so that dodging Gurdy's shots becomes more difficult. It may be worth it to clear them with bombs at the start of the battle (and hurting Gurdy in the process).
  • Standing behind her will prevent her from firing her 5-way shot spread at Isaac, and most of the Boil shots will not reach him. However, Flies are still dangerous in this position.
  • Another good strategy is to kill all of the enemies first, and go to a side Isaac choose. That will cause Gurdy to shoot at him, but will take some time. Go to the other side to dodge her attack. Keep repeating, and Gurdy will be killed. This strategy will not work on the champion version.
  • If Gurdy spawns a Gut on one side of the room, the Gut's explosive shots can hurt Gurdy and whatever else she spawns.

Champion Varieties

Black-Green

Gurdy alt dark

In this form, she does not spew bullets; instead, she will continuously spawn various flies and boils.

Trivia

  • Page 21

    Gurdy in the artbook.

    The process by which Gurdy's head reappears when she performs her basic attack is described as "birthing" in the Unholy Edition art booklet.
    • Page 18

      Gurdy as seen on page 18 from the artbook

      On page 18, Gurdy's appearance (from the bottom right) was going to sport with several bones and intestines sticking out of her guts.
  • Gurdy was confirmed to be female by Edmund on Formspring question regarding female bosses.[1]
  • Gurdy appears in the demo of the original game.
  • According to Edmund, her name came from GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease)[2].
  • According to Edmund, Gurdy is based on a story centered around the D&D controversy in which a woman claimed she was thrown into a well filled with dead children; Gurdy was originally going to be composed of dead children (Isaacs, to be exact), but it was later decided to make her out of innards, to make it less confusing[3].
  • When Gurdy is frozen with a freezing item, the player will be able to push her. When she unfreezes, she will return to her original position.

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References


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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