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This article is about the fly enemies. For other uses, see Fly (Disambiguation).

Flies are enemies that buzz around the room randomly, but slowly hover towards Isaac. They cannot damage Isaac at all, even by touch, making them completely harmless. However, they can turn into PooterPooters if they fly around PoopPoop for too long.

Along with monsters like the GaperGapers and SpiderSpiders, Flies are one of the most commonly-encountered monsters and appear in numerous different types.

Variants[ | ]

Attack Fly[ | ]

Attack Flies are red and black flashing flies that will chase Isaac, dealing contact damage.

Weirdly, while they can easily hit Isaac from the left or right, they have great difficult hitting him from the top or bottom.

Notes[ | ]

  • Boss The Duke of Flies ingameThe Duke of Flies can spawn larger versions of Attack Flies that have 10 base HP.
  • Boss Gurdy ingameGurdy can spawn weaker versions of Attack Flies that only have 3 base HP.
  • Attack Flies turn into regular Flies if Isaac has Collectible Skatole iconSkatole. However, they take a small amount of time to convert into Flies, so it is possible for Isaac to be damaged if the player is not careful.

Ring Fly[ | ]

Ring Flies are a new addition to Rebirth. They are pink flies that, upon entering the room, will cluster together into a circular formation and orbit rapidly while moving towards Isaac. They will hold formation even as flies are destroyed. The maximum amount of flies per formation is 10.

Notes[ | ]

  • Ring Flies are not affected by Collectible Strange Attractor iconStrange Attractor and will continue to stay within their current circular formation.

Moter[ | ]

Moters appear as two conjoined Attack Flies. They behave similarly to regular Attack Flies, but split into two Attack Flies upon being killed. The directions the Attack Flies will split off is parallel to Isaac (vertical if Isaac is to either side, and horizontal if he is above or below).

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  • If Isaac has Collectible Skatole iconSkatole or kills a Moter fast enough, it will not split into two Attack Flies.

Eternal Fly[ | ]

The Eternal Fly is a white-colored fly that can be found on any floor in the game. They usually circle Corny PoopCorny Poop or enemies like Holy LeechHoly Leeches and HangerHangers, and will not stop circling them until their hosts are destroyed. Before that, they will deal damage to Isaac if he touches them, and they are completely immune to all forms of damage. When their hosts are destroyed, they convert into a modified version of an Attack Fly that regenerates health and can be killed if walked into. Eternal Flies circling Corn Poop do not need to be killed to clear a room.

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Dart Fly[ | ]

(except in Rebirth)

Dart Flies are similar to regular Attack Flies, but attempt to predict Isaac's movements and cut him off.

Swarm[ | ]

(except in Rebirth)

Swarms are similar to regular Attack Flies, but appear in tightly-packed clusters.

Notes[ | ]

  • If a Swarm is somehow separated from its group, it quickly moves back to its group when it is able to.

Hush Fly[ | ]

(except in Rebirth)

Hush Flies are mainly spawned by Boss Hush ingameHush and behave somewhat similar to Ring Flies, but do not fly towards Isaac and remain in a fixed path. Unlike Ring Flies, Hush Flies can form other shapes such as polygons. When spawned by Hush they can also orbit it, form a pattern and travel in a straight path, or form a pattern and chase after Isaac.

Hush Flies have a brief period of invincibility when Hush spawns them, making them appear to have more health than they actually have.

(in Afterbirth † and Repentance) Hush Flies can also spawn outside of the Hush fight in some rare rooms. When encountered in these rooms they will continuously orbit in a fixed path.

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Army Fly[ | ]

(in Repentance)

Army Flies chase Isaac, moving in the cardinal directions as they do so. If there are other Army Flies in the room, they will form a single-file line while chasing Isaac.

Willo[ | ]

(in Repentance)

Willos circle a set distance around Isaac, moving with him perfectly, and firing shots inwards towards him; only one can fire at a time, and the one about to fire telegraphs this by flashing rapidly just beforehand. They circle quickly at even intervals, and can be hard to hit. If there is a Fire Place within the room, they can be guided into it; making this an efficient method of tackling this enemy. They do not deal contact damage.

Notes[ | ]

  • Boss Min-Min ingameMin-Min can spawn these; some of them behave normally, while some pop out of the ground, launch a volley of shots at Isaac, and disappear back into the ground.
  • MullighoulMullighouls spawn these occasionally, and spawn 2 more when they die.

Ultra Famine Fly[ | ]

(in Repentance)

Ultra Famine Flies are flies spawned by Boss Ultra Famine ingameUltra Famine that charge at Isaac on a delay. They come in 3 sizes- small, medium and large.

Ultra Pestilence Fly[ | ]

(in Repentance)

Ultra Pestilence Flies are flies spawned by Boss Ultra Pestilence ingameUltra Pestilence that swarm around him, blocking shots and dealing contact damage. They also can be spawned by the Ultra Pestilence Fly BallUltra Pestilence Fly Ball in Ultra Pestilence's 2nd phase. They come in 3 sizes- small, medium and large.

Gallery[ | ]

Trivia[ | ]

  • The Black Fly has the lowest health of any enemy in the game, tied with the (except in Rebirth) CornCorn.
  • Eternal Flies were first added to the Wrath of the Lamb DLC for the original Binding of Isaac game.
    • Before Rebirth, Eternal Flies simply became vulnerable and chased the player rather than turning into an Attack Fly.
  • There is a variant of Moters in the Eternal Edition of the original The Binding of Isaac that resembles a ball of 4 Attack Flies, or 2 Moters stuck to each other. This enemy does not appear in Rebirth, likely due to being added in said Eternal Edition update that was added a while after the release of Rebirth.
  • In a Q&A Reddit thread by Edmund McMillen, Edmund confirmed that the species of flies in The Binding of Isaac are house flies and botflies.[1]
  • (in Repentance) The Willo originates from the Antibirth mod.
  • The name Willo might be a reference to Will'o the Wisps, atmospheric ghost lights seen at night, especially over bogs, swamps or marshes.
  • Although Army Flies were known to be revealed during Repentance's first PAX session, it was in fact first revealed in the latest blog of a now-canceled update for the Antibirth mod back in December 21, 2017.

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