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Mom's Heart

Moms Heart Full

Official artwork by Edmund McMillen

Floor(s):
The Womb

Related Boss(es):
It Lives

Attacks:
Spawns a varying number of Monsters, and then disappears to the ceiling.
IPECAC-like blood shots

Effective item(s):
The Candle
Bombs

Item drop(s):
N/A

Unlock:
Defeat Mom

Mom's Heart is the final Boss of The Womb 2. In the beginning of the battle, it is always accompanied by two Eyes.

After Mom's Heart has been defeated nine times, it is replaced with It Lives!.

BehaviorEdit

Mom's heart spawns two to four Monsters and then disappears. After killing those monsters, the heart will reappear in the middle of the room for 3–4 seconds, spawn more monsters, then disappear again. If you manage to kill the monsters within two seconds from their spawning (before the Heart disappears), Mom's Heart will stay on screen and spawn a next pack.

StrategyEdit

Provided you have bombs, placing a bomb just as the heart is about to drop into vision will not only damage the heart, but may also destroy any monsters the heart spawns; this can afford you essentially double the attack time against the heart.

When Mom's Heart drops down to 33% health, it will stop hiding but continuously spawn monsters and start firing blood bombs similar to IPECAC shots. The explosions leave a large puddle of red Creep that damages Isaac on contact. The monsters it spawns in this phase are usually weaker, consisting largely of various small flies.

Alternatively, using The Bible will act as an instant kill, similar to using it on Mom.

GalleryEdit

TriviaEdit

  • The music of the fight has faint sounds of heartbeats.

BugsEdit

  • When defeating Mom's Heart using the Bible, the health bar will not disappear, but the game will go on with the ending as usual and the chest will appear (seems to have only appeared since The Wrath of the Lamb was released)
  • If you are in the Womb XL or Utero XL, then the boss right before Mom's Heart/It Lives! will also play the heart's music, and Mom's Heart/It Lives! will still play its own music. This also occurs with Mom in The Depths XL and Necropolis XL.
  • If Mom's Heart or It Lives is taking multiple hits of damage right before it starts firing bombs, many occurrences of it saying "Isaac!" happen. An example of this is when Technology 2 is being used.
  • If you kill yourself after defeating Mom's heart, but have a respawn item (1up, Ankh, Guppy), when you return to the room, mom's heart will have returned, but the chest is still there. You must wait for the heart to rise back up before running into the chest. The game goes on normally after opening it.
  • If Mom's Heart or It Lives is damaged enough to start firing bombs before it comes down from the roof (via The Candle), it will stay on the roof and its shadow will remain, but bombs will still be fired from the center of the room.
  • If Mom's Heart is dropped below 33% while it is raised (i.e., poison, Blue Candle bug, etc.), but there are still spawned monsters in the room, Mom's Heart will begin to fire bombs, but will not drop from the ceiling until the spawned monsters are killed.

VideosEdit

The Binding of Isaac - Unlockable Boss Moms Heart01:18

The Binding of Isaac - Unlockable Boss Moms Heart

A fight with Mom's Heart, plus the game's first ending. (BEFORE WOTL)

Related AchievementsEdit

For the purposes of most achievements, Mom's Heart and It Lives are considered to be the same entity.
Halo "The Halo" - Kill Mom or Mom's Heart using The Bible.
Cross "The Cross" - Kill Mom's Heart with Maggy.
Bag "The Bag" - Kill Mom's Heart with Cain.
Robobaby "The Robo-Baby" - Kill Mom's Heart with Judas.
TheRazorBlade "The Razor Blade" - Kill Mom's Heart with Eve.
D6 "The D6" - Kill Mom's Heart with ???.
Blood Lust "Blood Lust" - Kill Mom's Heart with Samson.

Bosses
Basement Larry Jr.MonstroThe Duke of FliesGeminiStevenFamine
Cellar WidowPinThe Duke of FliesFamineGurdy Jr.The Blighted Ovum
The Caves FistulaPeepGurdyChubC.H.A.D.Pestilence
Catacombs The HuskThe HollowThe Blighted OvumThe Carrion QueenPeepPestilenceThe WretchedGurdy Jr.
The Depths LokiMonstro IIGishWarMom
Necropolis Mask of InfamyDaddy Long LegsThe Carrion QueenThe BloatLokiWarThe WretchedMom
The Womb ScolexBlastocystThe BloatDeathConquestDaddy Long LegsTriachnidTeratomaMom's HeartIt Lives
Utero TeratomaThe BloatDeathConquestDaddy Long LegsTriachnidLokiiMom's HeartIt Lives
Sheol The FallenSatan
Cathedral Isaac
The Chest ???
First to fifth and seventh level The FallenHeadless Horseman
Devil Room Krampus

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