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Swarmer
Swarmhead

In-game sprite
Information
Floor(s) The Caves
Catacombs
The Depths
Necropolis
Related
Monster(s)
Mulligan
Mulligoon
Mulliboom
Hive
Effective
Item(s)
N/A
Rebirth Stats
Swarmer is a new type of enemy added in the expansion Wrath of the Lamb, which can be found in Necropolis.

Behaviour

They act similar to the Duke of Flies. This enemy will constantly spawn regular Flies. However, when hit, he will spit out two Pooters or Fat Flies in variation. When the Swarmer is destroyed, it will spawn a Boom Fly or a Red Boom Fly.

This enemy does not shoot projectiles, so it's best to kill the flies first. If the player has considerable firepower, focusing fire on him hoping to kill the Boom Fly as soon at it spawns (and the surrounding flies with its blast radius) is also a viable strategy.

They can float across the room, which can be annoying when there are rocks blocking your shots. In a XL room, they may also float from a dark place, making them hard to see and easier for them to inflict damage on Isaac.

It is also worth noting that Swarmers are immune to the touch-damage effect conferred by the item My Little Unicorn, the Chariot tarot card or the Virus. On the other hand, this enemy does not deal touch damage.

Trivia

  • This enemy is the next and possibly the final stage of the original Mulligan. As seen how the flies nested inside the Mulligan, they multiplied forming the Hive, and eventually took control of the Hive, forming the Swarmer, being nothing but a flying nest of flies. It is very intentional considering the game theme of decay, how in the early chapters they seem partially "infected" by the flies, and they eventually decayed over time in the later floors.[1]

References

Monsters
Flies Black FlyAttack FlyMoterEternal FlyPooterFat FlyBoom FlyRed Boom FlyDrowned Boom FlySuckerSpitDart FlySwarm FlyRing FlyLevel 2 FlyFull FlyHush Fly
Spiders SpiderBig SpiderTriteRaglingLevel 2 SpiderTicking SpiderBaby Long LegsCrazy Long LegsWall CreepBlind CreepRage Creep
Spheres BoilGutSackBlue BoilWalking BoilWalking GutWalking Sack
Mulligans MulliganMulligoonMulliboomHiveSwarmerNestDrowned Hive
Headless HopperFlaming HopperLeaperPacerGusherSplasher
Gapers GaperFrowning GaperGurgleMr. MawFlaming GaperCyclopiaSkinnyRottyNullGreed GaperBlue GaperSwinger
Heads HorfPsychic HorfMawRed MawPsychic Maw
Globins GlobinGazing GlobinBlack GlobinDank Globin
Knights KnightSelfless KnightFloating KnightBone Knight
Blobs ClottyClotI. BlobMega Clotty
Maggots MaggotChargerSpittyConjoined SpittyDrowned ChargerGrub
Body parts Mask + HeartBrainMemBrainGutsMama GutsEyeBloodshot EyeMama's HandDead Mama's HandScarred GutsNerve EndingStone Eye
Worms Para-BiteCod WormScarred Para-BiteRound WormNightcrawlerRoundyUlcer
Leeches LeechKamikaze LeechHoly Leech
Poop DipCorn DipSquirtDank SquirtDinga
Skeletons BonyBlack BonyDeath's HeadDank Death's HeadFlesh Death's Head
Ghosts Lil' HauntWizoobRed Ghost
Bats One ToothFat Bat
Fatties FattyFlaming FattyConjoined FattyBlue Conjoined FattyPale Fatty
Hosts HostRed HostWalking HostWalking Red Host
Vises VisDouble VisChubberScarred Double Vis
Tumors TumorPsy TumorCamillo Jr.
Spikes Wall HuggerSlidePoky
Babies BabyAngelic BabyImp
Homunculuses HomunculusBegotten
Keepers KeeperHanger
Grimaces Stone GrimaceVomit GrimaceGaping MawTurret GrimaceBrimstone Grimace
Oobs OobBlack Maw
Others FredLumpB. LickerDukieDopleEvil TwinMeatball

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