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Chargers are a more advanced form of Maggot Maggot and introduced in the vanilla content of The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth.

They possess a smiling face of sorts and look quite harmless as they slowly crawl along without attempting to follow Isaac. If a Charger lines up with Isaac vertically or horizontally, however, they will immediately and quickly charge in a straight line towards him. Because they're usually encountered in groups, avoiding them quickly becomes a problem.


Drowned Charger[]

Added in Afterbirth

Drowned Chargers is a drowned variant added in The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth DLC.

They possess the same behavior of regular Chargers, but have 10% more health. They shoot four diagonal blood shots upon death. They can be spawned by Drowned Boom Fly Drowned Boom Flies upon death, as well as (at reduced health) by Drowned Hive Drowned Hives.

Dank Charger[]

Added in Afterbirth †

Dank Chargers are the dank variants added in Booster Pack #5 of The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth † DLC.

They behave similarly to regular Chargers, but have a much faster dash, bounce off of walls while dashing, and leave a trail of slowing Black Creep while dashing. When their charge ends, they have a short cooldown period before they start moving again.

Carrion Princess[]

Added in Repentance

Carrion Princess is a Carrion Queen Carrion Queen-like variation of a Charger added in The Binding of Isaac: Repentance. They appear exclusively in Ashpit Ashpit.

They charge diagonally, similar to Carrion Queen. Much like the Carrion Queen, they can only be damaged by hitting their pink tail segments.

Level 2 Charger[]

Added in Repentance

Level 2 Chargers are stronger variants of Charger Chargers added in The Binding of Isaac: Repentance DLC. They are exclusive to Corpse Corpse.

Upon lining up with Isaac cardinally, Level 2 Chargers will initially charge cardinally towards him but will curve their trajectory towards Isaac's position if attempting to move out of the way. Level 2 Chargers move slightly slower than default Chargers.


Added in Repentance

Elleeches are enemies added in The Binding of Isaac: Repentance DLC.

Their behavior is a cross between a Level 2 Charger and Small Leech Small Leech, moving aimlessly until Isaac lines up with them cardinally. They then will charge indefinitely at Isaac, not stopping at objects.



  • Chargers first appear in the original Flash version of The Binding of Isaac.
  • Chargers are based on Ropes from the Legend of Zelda franchise, since both charge at the player when they are in their sight.
  • Dank Chargers were created by Kilburn for Booster Pack #5.
  • The behavior of the Dank Charger resembles that of the Charger from The End is Nigh, another game made by Edmund McMillen.
  • Elleeches are the only Ascent enemy without "Tainted" in its name.
    • Their name instead is a portmanteau combining the words "Elite" and "Leech", still carrying its elevated status.
    • They also take the appearance and behavior of a Small Leech, so in a way, they could be called Tainted Small Leeches.