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Art by Edmund McMillen
Any floor that allows a Devil Room to spawn
Related Bosse(s)
The Fallen
Effective Item(s)
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.


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).


  • 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.



  • 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.


Related Achievements

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

Regular Bosses
BlastocystBrownieChubDaddy Long LegsDangleDark OneDingleDuke of FliesThe FallenFistulaGeminiGurdyGurdy Jr.GurglingsThe HauntLarry Jr.Little HornLokiMama GurdyMask of InfamyMega FattyMega MawMonstroMr. FredPeepPinPolycephalusRag ManScolexTurdlingsWidow
Posthumous Bosses
The AdversaryThe Blighted OvumThe BloatThe CageCarrion QueenThe ForsakenThe FrailThe GateThe HollowThe HuskLokiiMonstro IITeratomaThe StainThe Wretched
Alternative Bosses
ConquestWarFamineDeathPestilenceHeadless Horseman
Final Bosses
???HushIsaacIt LivesThe LambMega SatanMomMom's HeartSatanUltra Greed
Sisters Vis
Seven Deadly Sins
Seven Super Deadly Sins
Super EnvySuper GluttonySuper GreedSuper LustSuper PrideSuper SlothSuper WrathUltra Pride
Angels / Demons
KrampusGabrielUrielFallen Angels

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