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Krampus
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Statistics
Type
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Damage
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Floor(s)
Any floor that allows a Devil Room to spawn
Related Bosse(s)
The Fallen
Effective Item(s)
Bombs
Spoon Bender
Dropped Item(s)
A Lump Of Coal
Head of Krampus


Krampus was the mini boss added to the game during the Christmas update. He has a 10% chance to appear in a Devil Room. He is considered as an alternate version of The Fallen.

Krampus has a look similar to the Fallen, but with a different head; it lacks the inverted cross, is white, and has four horns.

Behaviour

Krampus' main attack consists of spitting two salvos of bullets, one with 3 and the other with 4 bullets. If Isaac aligns himself vertically or horizontally with Krampus, he will react by quickly shooting up blood beams in all four cardinal directions (similar to The Fallen's attack).

  • Keep your distance from Krampus. This will help you to better dodge his bullets.
  • If you want to slow down the pace of the battle, align yourself with Krampus in a cardinal direction and get out of the way before he shoots Brimstone. The attack is long and slow, so you'll have enough time to position yourself to where you'd like to be.
  • Angling your shots can help to deal additional damage during the blood beam.
  • While spewing blood, Krampus is immobile, which means that he's the perfect target for a well placed bomb.

After defeating Krampus, he drops the item A Lump of Coal or Head of Krampus and a random pickup may spawn (like when finishing a normal room).

Notes

  • Krampus has a 1/10 chance to spawn in any devil room, plus an extra 1/3 chance if you have taken a devil deal at any point during the run. Due to how this is calculated, if you've taken a devil deal the overall probability works out at a total of 40%.
  • You can only fight Krampus once per run.
  • Using The Dice to re-roll the Lump of Coal will change it to another item found in the Devil Room Item Pool.

Gallery

Trivia

  • Krampus cannot appear in the Angel Room.
  • Krampus is a mythological creature from the Alps, believed to punish or warn children who have been naughty; hence the lump of coal.
  • In Yule mythology, Krampus looks more like a goat, and has a sack of which he puts very naughty children in as a punishment.
  • The Pumpkin Mask was originally supposed to be the item dropped after defeating Krampus.
  • When killed by Krampus, the picture on Isaac's Last Will will display the drawing of The Fallen.
  • The achievement A Gift from Krampus Is actually the achievement The Kid's Xmas! from Super Meat Boy, except the colors of the gift are reversed.

Videos

Related Achievements

TheGiftFromKrampus"A Gift From Krampus" - Defeat Krampus in the Devil Room.

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Blastocyst button

Blastocyst
Brownie
Chub button

Chub
Daddy Long Legs button

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Dark One
Dingle button

Dingle
Duke of Flies button

The Duke of Flies
Fallen button

The Fallen
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Fistula
Gemini button

Gemini
Gurdy button

Gurdy
Gurdy Jr button

Gurdy Jr.
Gurgling button

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Haunt button

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Larry Jr button

Larry Jr.
Little Horn
Loki button

Loki
Mama Gurdy button

Mama Gurdy
Mask of Infamy button

Mask of Infamy
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Mega Fatty
Mega Maw button

Mega Maw
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Monstro
Mr Fred button

Mr. Fred
Peep button

Peep
Pin button

Pin
Polycephalus button

Polycephalus
Rag Man
Scolex button

Scolex
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Widow button

Widow
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Adversary button

The Adversary
Blighted Ovum button

The Blighted Ovum
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The Husk
Lokii button

Lokii
Monstro II button

Monstro II
Teratoma button

Teratoma
The Stain
Wretched button

The Wretched
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CHAD button

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Gish button

Gish
Sister Vis button

Sisters Vis
Steven button

Steven
Triachnid button

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Conquest button

Conquest
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Death
Famine button

Famine
Headless Horseman button

Headless Horseman
Pestilence button

Pestilence
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War
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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
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Satan
Ultra Greed
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Envy button

Envy
Gluttony button

Gluttony
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Greed
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Lust
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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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