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Boss Monstro II


Offical artwork by Edmund McMillen
Statistics
Type
Health
Damage
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632.5
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Floor(s)
The Depths
Related Bosse(s)
Monstro
Gish
Effective Item(s)
N/A
Dropped Item(s)
Common Drops
WotL Common Drops

Monstro II (also known as Monstro 2# in the artbook) is a posthumous version of Monstro appearing in both the original The Binding of Isaac game and its Rebirth remake which can be encountered in the first level of The Depths or Necropolis. If the character has defeated Monstro in The Basement, the chance to meet him is higher. Monstro II has a chance to be replaced by Gish.

Description

He appears as Monstro's skull, with only a portion of flesh still attached to his face. In addition to his skull, it is colored grey. His right eye look pale-colored while his left eye is completely missing.

Behavior

Besides having increased HP, Monstro II differs by the following:

  • His vomit has been upgraded to a Brimstone/Shoop Da Whoop!-style laser that he shoots left or right (look for him to grin before he fires).
  • His launch in the air attack has new effects. The first time he lands, he will spawn very large 8 direction shots. These deal a full heart of damage. The second time he launches and lands, he spawns four Suckers which explode into projectiles in the four cardinal directions. These 2 effects alternate in order, and he always launches twice in a row.

Having the Halo Of Flies or similar orbiting items will greatly increase survivability in this fight. Otherwise, just keep on the run to avoid the increased projectile fire.

Unlike Monstro, standing near to Monstro II will make it more likely that he will use his laser or hop towards you. This can make the fight significantly easier to manage, as he is much easier to hit when he isn't continually jumping or spawning flies.

Since Monstro II always does the huge jumps twice in a row, you can use this to your advantage - on every second launch, drop a bomb before moving. When Monstro II lands and spawns Suckers, the bomb will explode, destroying most of the Suckers and dealing significant damage to the boss himself.

Strategies

An easy way to defeat him is to stand in front of him until he grins, then quickly run behind him before he triggers his blood vomit beam, then attack until he grins again. If done correctly, Monstro II will be defeated without giving him a chance to do his annoying leaps. A somewhat less risky strategy would be to get out of the way when Monstro II vomits, then quickly get back in the way when the attack ends and take a few quick shots at him until he grins again.

It's also possible to get him stuck against the geometry of the bottom of the room and stand in such a way that his blood beam will not hit you, but still be close enough to cause him to only use this attack. If you can stand there and attack him, he will be continuously pushed against the geometry behind and below him, holding him in this sweet spot. Great for characters with low damage or speed and need to just sit there and whack at him for a while.

Champion Variants

Red

Red Monstro II

Monstro II becomes twice as fast and spawns only 2 Suckers on his second jump.

Trivia

  • In his artwork from the starting screen, his eye looks "normal", being beady and black. From the in-game, however, it is a sick, pale color.
  • Like Monstro, Monstro II is missing a tooth. This can be assumed to be the source of Monstro's Tooth.

Bugs

  • There is a bug with the champion variant of Monstro II where he sometimes jumps three times shooting out 8-way shots before jumping and spawning Suckers. [1]
  • If Isaac has more than one life (through Dead Cat, 1UP or Ankh) and dies inside the boss room after defeating Monstro II, instead of Monstro II respawning fully, only two Attack Flies will spawn. Killing the flies will count as if you killed Monstro II again and will reward you with a boss room item.

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Miscellaneous

Videos

References


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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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