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The Bloat
Bc Bloat
Offical artwork by Edmund McMillen
Statistics
Type
Health
Damage
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Floor(s)
Necropolis

The Womb

Utero
Related Bosse(s)
Peep
Effective Item(s)
N/A
Dropped Item(s)
Common Drops
WotL Common Drops


The Bloat is a boss added in the Wrath of the Lamb DLC. He is the posthumous version of Peep. He can be encountered in Necropolis, The Womb/Utero or as a mini-boss in The Chest.

His eyes are popped out right from the beginning of the fight.

Behavior

The Bloat's attacks consist of the following:

  • The Bloat will fire two blood beams from both his eye sockets (A bit smaller than a Brimstone Laser). The Bloat will only do this if the player is standing directly in front or to the sides of him. There is no reaction time or clear indication when he uses this attack. However, if you are aware and fast enough, you can tell he is about to use this attack when he bobs down. This is his only new attack when compared to Peep.
  • A spray attack that sends globs of blood flying out in a radial burst pattern.
  • A launcher that brings him crashing down on the location he last saw the player standing in. Much like the next attack, a puddle of red Creep is created where he lands.
  • Spawning a puddle of Creep that damages you if you stand in it. This goes away after 5–6 seconds.
  • Both of the Bloat's eyes start detatched from their sockets, much like one of the champion versions of Peep. These will patrol the room and damage the player if he crosses paths with them.

Since The Bloat will attack you with his blood-beams if you are standing to the front or sides of him, it is best to attack him from behind. Otherwise, he behaves nearly exactly like Peep.

His eyes seem to be affected by Skatole, making them slower. This is due to the fact that the AI of his eyes are derived from Boom Flies.

If you're not behind him try to shoot tears diagonally at him while moving without entering his "blood-beam-area".

There is a way to lock him in a pattern of constantly firing his blood-beams, similarly to Monstro II, but this takes incredible reaction, since the attack comes so quickly, unlike Monstro II. Simply stay in front of him until he fires his blood beam, then attack him from the side. When he fires his side blood-beams, move back in front of him. Lather, rinse, and repeat.

Notes

  • Upon the start of the battle, it is worth knowing that when entering the boss room directly beside or in front of The Bloat, it will immediately attack you with its Blood Beam. Unless players are prepared for this, it will almost always lead to unavoidable damage.

Champion Variants

Green

Green Bloat

Launches 3 IPECAC bombs randomly instead of blood shots upon landing. Also spawns 2 Chargers when spawning Creep. This variant has a little less health and still fires the blood beams from his eyes.

Gallery

Trivia

  • Bloat is a medical condition in which the stomach becomes overstretched by excessive gas content.
  • The Bloat is called Peep 2 by Edmund.1
  • Bloat's eyes seem to derive from Boom Flies in their AI as they move in a diagonal pattern and are slowed by Skatole. If you are killed by an eye, similar to Peep, the picture on the death note is of a Boom Fly.
  • When you get killed by the Bloat, his picture on the death note is that of Peep's.
  • Killing Peep in The Caves increases the chance of meeting The Bloat in the Womb.

Video

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The Binding of Isaac The Bloat Boss Battle


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 The Bloat

  • the close looking

    • look at the bloat and blue peep and reply what did you saw
  • OP

    5 messages
    • Just strafe and shoot him and you should be fine. That's what I do, and it seems to work well.
    • I just found out that he doesnt fire brimstone behind himself, that effectively makes the bloat fight a breeze. 

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