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Hive
Hive
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Statistics
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Health
Damage
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Floor(s)
The Caves
Catacombs
The Depths
Necropolis
Related Monster(s)
Mulligan
Mulligoon
Mulliboom
Nest
Swarmer
Drowned Hive

Hives are enemies with a large rotting head inhabited by flies who can be found in The Caves and The Depths. They're fairly harmless but will spit out flies on occasion and release more on death. They might be considered an evolved form of Mulligans/Mulligoons, as they behave similarly to them and they sound the same when whimpering. Hives are considered to be a weaker version of The Duke of Flies as they both spit out flies and do not directly attack the player.

Behavior

They act similar to Mulligans and Mulligoons, as they try to flee from the player. This frequently makes them run into dead ends or fireplaces. However, do not be fooled by their passive behavior; they will vomit flies if Isaac is in their line of sight. On death, they will spawn up to five Attack Flies, Large Attack Flies, or Pooters. Unlike Mulligans and Mulligoons, Hives do not randomly explode.

Strategy

The Hive's behavior gives the player the possibility to drive the Hives into edges or dead ends. If they are driven into corners or obstacles, it becomes much easier to kill them. They tend to vomit flies as you are shooting at them, though, so be careful about that.

It is not recommended to charge tears if the player has picked up Chocolate Milk. Charge shots will likely hit any flies a Hive has just vomited up as a last-ditch effort, thereby wasting the time it took to charge the shot.

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