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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

Original-Widow
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
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.

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