Famine

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Boss Famine name.png
Boss versus screen image
Base HPStage HP
240
0
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Ingame Appearance
In-game appearance

Entity ID
63.0
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Found In
Boss
Stage The Basement icon.pngStage The Cellar icon.pngStage Burning Basement icon.png
Super Secret Room Icon.png
Degraded Boss
Stage Cathedral icon.pngStage Sheol icon.png
Stage The Chest icon.pngStage Dark Room icon.png
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Unlock Method
The Harbingers Defeat Mom

Famine is a Harbinger that can appear in all environments of Chapter 1 (The Basement The Basement, The Cellar The Cellar, Added in Afterbirth Burning Basement Burning Basement).

Behavior[edit | edit source]

Phase 1[edit | edit source]

  • If Isaac is to the left or right of Famine, he charges horizontally across the screen. He continues this charge off-screen and reappears from the opposite end of the screen.
  • Spawns a Pooter with a limit of 2.
    • If this limit is reached Famine will move to try to position himself horizontally of Isaac so he can charge at him.
    • Any Pooters caught in Famine's charge will be killed.

Phase 2[edit | edit source]

When Famine takes a sufficient amount of damage, his body and horse explode and vanish while only his head remains.

  • Famine's head behaves similarly to a Maw, slowly moving towards Isaac, and occasionally stops to fire three projectiles in a spread at Isaac.

Champion Versions Needs to be unlocked[edit | edit source]

  • Blue: Charges more often and veers towards Isaac (similar to the Dark One). He can do this attack regardless of whether Isaac is to his sides or not. He will shoot six bullets in all directions instead of summoning Pooters. In Phase 2, he will spit out a cluster of bullets instead of a triple shot, similar to Monstro's attack, with a lower rate of fire than his non-champion version. Will always drop a Soul Heart upon death.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Unlockable Achievements[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Famine does a full heart of damage with his charge attack and contact damage under normal conditions.
  • Famine appeared in the original The Binding of Isaac.
  • Famine is one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse mentioned in the Bible. However, in the Bible, Famine is depicted as riding a black horse rather than the tan horse seen in-game.
  • A famine is the scarcity of food over a large area, which can explain Famine's emaciated appearance.
  • Famine is shown with pupils in his Rebirth artwork, which is absent in his original artwork.

Bugs[edit | edit source]

Bug Bug! If phase 2 of Famine is inflicted with fear or confusion, instead of running away from Isaac, it will chase him without attacking.
Bug Bug! If Famine is stunned at the same time as he tries to shoot Isaac after the effect wears off, his shots will be fired without his corresponding animation.


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Chapter 1
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Brownie
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Hush
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Stage Corpse icon.png
ChimeraThe ScourgeRotgutMother
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Stage Sheol icon.pngStage Cathedral icon.png
SatanIsaac
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???The LambMega Satan
The Void
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Delirium
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