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Widow

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Boss Widow


Official artwork by Edmund McMillen
Statistics
Type
Health
Damage
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Floor(s)
Cellar
Related Bosse(s)
The Wretched
Effective Item(s)
II The High Priestess

XIII Death

The Necronomicon
Dropped Item(s)
Common Drops
WotL Common Drops

Widow is a boss added to the Wrath of the Lamb DLC for the original game that can be encountered in the Cellar. She can also be fought as a mini-boss in the Cathedral.

Description

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Her appearance is similar to a Trite, which is a light tan-colored, four-eyed spider with an upside down face, 4 eyes (two larger while others smaller), and crooked-looking teeth. She sports with 4, bony legs each ended with a toe for feet.

Behavior

Widow ingame

Widow from Rebirth.

Widow jumps around the room to deal contact damage, similar to Monstro (unlike Monstro, however, she can jump almost twice as far and takes longer to rest before jumping again).

Widow occasionally spits out Spiders. She can also leave a puddle of white Creep on the ground which will slow Isaac's movement, but not damage him. She will often spawn Sacks in those puddles.

Strategies

  • Widow can only have a maximum of two Sacks around at any given time, so it may prove beneficial to leave the Sacks alive if the player believes they can take out Widow fast enough.
  • The white fluid Widow releases when spawning Sacks does not damage the player, but slows movement considerably. It is important to keep this in mind as Widow can easily close the distance when the player is stuck on it.
  • Widow has a low amount of health, similar to the Duke of Flies. Therefore, Bombs can prove to be very effective against her.

Champion Variants

Pink

Widow Pink

Smaller size, twice as fast and lower HP. Regurgitates Attack Flies and spawns Boils and Guts. Jumps at lower distances, but much faster.

Black

Widow Black

Shoots projectiles similar to Loki or Peep and spawns B. Spiders as opposed to regular ones. Also leaves a black creep similar to Gish that has the same effect as the white creep used by the normal Widow variant.

Eternal

Rapidly jumps multiple times, usually 3-4 times, each jump shoots 4 projectiles from where Widow lands in an X shaped pattern. Spawns Sacks and coughs up spiders.

Notes

  • Widow can damage other Widows when encountered as a miniboss by jumping over them.

Trivia

  • Widow could be considered an upgraded version of Trite, both sharing the same "aimed jumping" tactic along with the upside-down face.
  • This boss may be a reference to one of the forms the creature takes in John Carpenter's movie "The Thing".
  • Alternatively, the Widow bears a strong resemblance to the spiders in the FPS video game Doom 3, which have a similar upside down face.
  • Edmund McMillen has confirmed on his Formspring that Widow is female.[1]
  • The black champion version is referred to as the Black Widow, an extremely lethal species of spider.

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References


Bosses
Bosses
Regular Bosses
BlastocystBrownieChubDaddy Long LegsDangleDark OneDingleDuke of FliesThe FallenFistulaGeminiGurdyGurdy Jr.GurglingsThe HauntLarry Jr.Little HornLokiMama GurdyMask of InfamyMega FattyMega MawMonstroMr. FredPeepPinPolycephalusRag ManScolexTurdlingsWidow
Posthumous Bosses
The AdversaryThe Blighted OvumThe BloatThe CageCarrion QueenThe ForsakenThe FrailThe GateThe HollowThe HuskLokiiMonstro IITeratomaThe StainThe Wretched
Alternative Bosses
C.H.A.D.GishStevenTriachnid
Harbingers
ConquestWarFamineDeathPestilenceHeadless Horseman
Final Bosses
???HushIsaacIt LivesThe LambMega SatanMomMom's HeartSatanUltra Greed
Unused
Sisters Vis
Mini-bosses
Seven Deadly Sins
EnvyGluttonyGreedLustPrideSlothWrath
Seven Super Deadly Sins
Super EnvySuper GluttonySuper GreedSuper LustSuper PrideSuper SlothSuper WrathUltra Pride
Angels / Demons
KrampusGabrielUrielFallen Angels

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