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The Angels are mini-bosses that can appear most commonly in Angel Room Angel Rooms. There are two angel variants: Uriel and Gabriel.


  • A random angel appears when destroying an angel statue in an Angel Room Angel Room with an explosion or similar effects.
  • Dark "fallen" versions of both angels show up during the battle against Mega Satan Mega Satan.
    • Fallen Uriel has 450 health instead of 400.
    • Fallen Gabriel has 750 health instead of 660.
  • Added in Afterbirth Uriel appears after the 9th sacrifice and Gabriel appears after the 11th sacrifice in a Sacrifice Room Sacrifice Room.
  • Added in Afterbirth Both angels have a chance of appearing in Boss Rush Boss Rush, though it does not drop a Key Piece on death.
  • Added in Afterbirth † Angel Statues can sometimes appear in Super Secret Room Super Secret Rooms, and I AM ERROR I AM ERROR rooms.
  • Added in Afterbirth † / Removed in Repentance There's a small chance for an angel statue to replace the Satan Satan statue in the Devil Room Devil Room.


Uriel wears a light blue scarf. He drops Key Piece 1 Key Piece 1 upon defeat.


Uriel moves towards Isaac, and attempts to position himself above Isaac while doing so. He stops moving to perform the following attacks:

  • Folds his wings, then fires a spread of 5 projectiles in Isaac's direction.
  • Uriel's hands begin to glow before shooting a Revelation Revelation beam either straight downward or 2 beams in diagonal directions downwards.

Uriel deals a whole heart of contact damage.


Gabriel wears a bright red scarf. He drops Key Piece 2 Key Piece 2 upon defeat.


Gabriel moves towards Isaac, and attempts to position himself above Isaac while doing so. He stops moving to perform the following attacks:

  • Folds his wings, then either shoots a ring of 12 projectiles or Revelation Revelation beams in the diagonal directions.
  • Folds his wings, then summons an Angelic Baby Angelic Baby with a maximum of 2 alive at once.
    • Angelic Babies can be damaged and killed by Gabriel's light beams.
  • Gabriel's hands begin to glow before shooting Revelation Revelation beams in the cardinal directions.

Gabriel deals a whole heart of contact damage.


Unlockable Achievements[]

  • Dad's Key
    Dad's Key - Pick up both Key Pieces from the Angels in one run.


  • The angels will always alternate in order of appearance. Thus, if Uriel has just been defeated, the next angel spawn is guaranteed to be Gabriel and vice versa.
  • If the player defeats an angel and they already have both Key Pieces, no Key Piece drops. However, if this occurs, it counts as a normal room clear, and the player may be rewarded with a pickup or chest.
    • Likewise, if an angel is killed in Chapter 1, no parts of the key are dropped. This only happens when the angel statue is spawned in a Secret Room Secret Room in Chapter 1.
  • Angels only drop a Key Piece the first time they are defeated, even if Isaac does not pick up the Key Piece, subsequent kills in the same run provide no pedestal item rewards.
    • Added in Afterbirth † Angels will drop a Key Piece even if they were defeated before. Additionally, if Isaac has one of the Key Pieces, angels will always drop the other piece, even if he already skipped that piece or that particular angel normally wouldn't drop it (for instance, Uriel will drop Key Piece 2 if Isaac already has Key Piece 1 from fighting him earlier).
  • Rerolling Key Piece 1 Key Piece 1 or Key Piece 2 Key Piece 2 will yield an item from a pool, depending on which room the Key Pieces are in.
    • Rerolling the Key Pieces in an Angel Room will yield an item from the Angel Room item pool.
  • The hitbox for the angel's beams of light are off and causes Isaac to take damage if he is anywhere near them, even if he does not touch the beam.
  • Angels will drop items from the Angel Room item pool instead of the Key Pieces if Isaac is holding Added in Afterbirth †Filigree Feather Filigree Feather.
  • Added in Afterbirth † Sometimes, two angel statues can appear in the same room. Destroying both at the same time will spawn both Uriel and Gabriel, but only one Key Piece will drop. If each angel is spawned and defeated separately, both will drop Key Pieces.
    • Added in Repentance Both angels will drop key pieces if fought at the same time.
  • Uriel and Gabriel are immune to the Fear effect.
  • When spawned inside a Sacrifice Room Sacrifice Room, the room is not locked, allowing Isaac to simply walk out of the fight.
    • When returning to the Sacrifice Room, the angel will be gone.
    • Removed in Afterbirth † As a result, it is possible to miss obtaining Key Piece 1 Key Piece 1 while getting Key Piece 2 Key Piece 2.


  • Uriel (or Auriel/Oriel) is one of the archangels of post-Exilic Rabbinic tradition, and also of certain Christian traditions. The name means "God is my light" - in Hebrew, ori (or uri) means "my light" and el means "god".
  • Gabriel is an archangel who typically serves as a messenger sent from God to certain people in Abrahamic religions. The name means "God is my strength".
  • Uriel and Gabriel, along with the angel statues, have no face. This is in reference to Exodus 33:20 in the Bible.
    • "But," He said, "you cannot see my face, for man shall not see me and live."
  • Uriel and Gabriel may be based on Seraph and Cherub angels. Seraphim are angels that fly above God’s throne while Cherubs guard the throne.
  • Added in Repentance The angels' battle theme is different depending on which route they are fought in. If they are fought on the main route, either Crusade or Cerebrum Dispersio will play; if fought on the alternate route, Juggernaut will play. They share this characteristic with Added in Repentance The Pile The Pile and Added in Repentance Reap Creep Reap Creep.


Bug Bug! Added in Afterbirth † Delirium Delirium can transform into Fallen Uriel and Fallen Gabriel but they do not have unique Delirium skins.