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"Devil" and "The Devil" redirect here. For the item room, see Devil Room.
Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.

–Matthew 4:10

Satan

Satan Full

Boss Satan


Official artwork by Edmund McMillen.
Statistics
Type
Health
Damage
Boss
600 (both forms)
Floor(s)
Sheol
Related Bosse(s)
The Fallen
Mega Satan
Effective Item(s)
N/A
Dropped Item(s)
N/A

Satan is the two-stage boss of Sheol, and is one of the final bosses of the original The Binding of Isaac game and the Rebirth remake. He was added in the Halloween update for the original game.

Description

Satan is a large, muscular goat-like demon with few types of grey shading colors. He sports with such demonic features; including a pair of large, feathered wings, pupiless red eyes, long horns, a cross-shaped mark on the forehead, cloven hooves, and large fangs. He also wears a torn-up brown pants.

Strategy

The Fallen

Upon entering the Boss Room, Satan will summon The Fallen to fight the player. He behaves exactly like The Fallen anywhere else. However, a pair of Kamikaze Leeches also appear with him in the beginning of the fight.

This phase ends when the Fallen is killed, and will proceed to Satan's 1st form even if the leeches have not been destroyed.

An easy way to dodge his blood salvos is just standing behind the Satan Statue in the middle of the room, as The Fallen cannot fire through it. Otherwise, just follow the same tactics you would usually use for the Fallen.

When planting a Bomb about 3 seconds after entering the boss room where the Fallen appears (in front of the Satan statue), it should blow up the Kamikaze Leech, greatly damaging the Fallen and taking about a quarter of his health.

1st Phase

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1st form.

After defeating The Fallen, Satan comes out of the statue in the middle of the room and attacks the player. He has three attacks: firing two salvos of blood (first 5, then 4), firing a blood beam from his mouth (if his eyes are open before the attack), and firing a blood beam from each hand (if his eyes are closed before the attack). He only performs the latter two attacks if Isaac is standing directly in front of him.

One effective method of beating him is to stand on the very far left or very far right (occasionally switching if he gets too close) and dodging his projectiles while shooting at him. Focus more on dodging than where tears go (most will hit him). Note that while he is shooting his blood tears, he is incapable of firing his blood beams, so it's best to switch sides then.

Another tactic is simply to run in semi-circles around Satan, making sure not to stand still, while firing tears. This works best with a high Speed stat. Satan will continuously try to hit you (and ideally miss) with his blood bullets as you run around him.

2nd phase

Satanhoof

2nd form.

After draining the health of his first form, Satan will fly off screen. He attacks solely by stomping the ground in the same fashion as Mom. He will stomp continuously with two legs faster than Mom's foot. In addition, he respawns 2 Kamikaze Leeches. By dropping any extra bombs you have while he is stomping, you can do decent damage to him and possibly chain react with the Kamikaze Leeches.

Notes

  • Using The Bible during the fight against Satan will result in Isaac's instant death, unless he has The Wafer.
  • To get an early hit on Satan's second form, place a bomb as he starts to laugh during the transition from phase one to phase two. Wait for the shadow to appear, then move away. The explosion should damage Satan.

Trivia

  • Satan's appearance is strongly reminiscent of Baphomet; the fictive deity that the Knights Templar were accused of worshiping.
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    Satan as seen in the Artbook.

    In the artbook, Satan's appearance look very different being less bulkier, possessing a smaller body, curly ram-like horns, and wings looking more leathery than feathered. His cross-shaped mark from his forehead is also missing.
    • Half of Satan's attacks from the artbook are never displayed in the games. These include raining Mom's Knives, Harbinger-styled charge attack, and summoning a pair of Null-like demons.
  • Satan's voice lines are from Mom, but played backwards and pitched down. This was hinted at by Edmund McMillen. [1]
    • During the first phase, he says Mom's "ISAAC"-line in reversed.[2]
    • Also during the second phase, his reversed laughter is the same as Mom's when she hits Isaac with her arm.
    • From the original game, he says Mom's "ISAAC"-line when transforming after defeating The Fallen. But in Rebirth, his quote plays at the beginning of the fight before summoning The Fallen.
  • Satan can be fought after beating Mom the first time, by using The Joker Tarot card in The Womb 2. The Devil room contains a trapdoor leading to Sheol, bypassing the usual final boss Mom's Heart. If Isaac manage to beat Satan using this method, it'd count as Isaac have beaten the game twice instead of once, and he will unlock 2 endings/items instead of only 1. This also applies if Isaac manage to get the devil room after beating Mom's Heart for the first time then proceed to defeat him, with the additional benefit of giving Isaac 3 endings instead of 2.
  • Strangely, from Isaac's Last Will of the original game, Satan's face closely resembles to the bull than a goat.
  • Satan's name could be named after one of the Nibbler enemies from Gish, one of Edmund's previous games.
  • From the original game, the cross from Satan's forehead is inverted. But in Rebirth, the cross mark is perfectly downside up.
    • As a statue from the original game, Satan's cross mark is missing.
  • Interestingly, Satan's legs of his second form from the original game are much muscular and fatter than from Rebirth.
  • His statue pose while transforming in both the original game and Rebirth are different. From the original game, he bared his teeth and getting covered with black, shadowy aura while transforming. In Rebirth, his eyes turn red and gave an evil grin with no black aura displaying when transforming.

Bugs

  • From the original game, in Satan's second form, if he is killed before he can stomp his feet two times, he will turn back into a statue, and it will be impossible to kill him.
    • This bug will not occur once Satan stomps his leg at least three times before being killed.
  • If Mom's Bra is used on Satan while his hoof is down, and he is then killed during the freeze effect, the Devil Statue will reappear and the player will be unable to do anything. Touching the Devil Statue will cause 1 heart of damage to Isaac. The same bug can also occur when using Mom's Contacts or Mom's Pad. Defeating the second phase of Satan with extremely high damage (one shotting the leg), will also cause this bug. Also, blood may continue to pour from the ceiling whenever the statue is touched. It is possible to overcome this bug and achieve a defeat of the boss by focusing a substantial amount of damage into the Statue which appears, eventually the encounter should end as normal.
  • If Isaac runs into the wall behind Satan's statue when he transforms into his 1st form, he will enter an invisible door into the Devil Room/Angel Room.

Sprites

Videos

Related Achievements

MomsKnife "Moms Knife" - Defeat Satan with Isaac.
TheGuardianAngel "The Guardian Angel" - Defeat Satan with Maggy.
TheBombBag "The Bomb Bag" - Defeat Satan with Cain.
TheMonsterManual "The Monster Manual" - Defeat Satan with Judas.
TheDemonBaby "The Demon Baby" - Defeat Satan with Eve.
ForgetMeNow "Forget Me Now" - Defeat Satan with ???.
Blood Rights "Blood Rights" - Defeat Satan with Samson.

References


Bosses
Regular Bosses
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.

Start a Discussion Discussions about Satan

  • The song

    10 messages
    • And if you wanna hear the word, just click on the 60 secs one and then go to 0:43 and then listen carefully
    • Okay. And satan is a girl.. Holy crap xD
  • Satan phase 3 bug

    2 messages
    • It looks like when you stun Satan at theend of his second phase with Azazel and Moms Contact. It can be seen here.
    • I mean... When you stun him it completely skips his third phase.

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