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Entity ID
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Found In
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Unlock Method
Krampus Take 20 items from Devil Rooms

Krampus is a mini-boss that occasionally appears inside of a Devil room.

Behavior[edit | edit source]

  • When he stops and roars, he is about to shoot 15►Brimstone Brimstone lasers in all 4 cardinal (Added in Afterbirth † or diagonal) directions.
    • Added in Afterbirth The Brimstone beams sometimes can rotate 90 degrees after being shot.
      • Added in Afterbirth † Krampus will growl just like The Fallen and quickly dash towards the player if the Brimstone Beams are going to rotate.
  • He also spits 3 projectiles then 4 consecutively.
  • When not performing either of these attacks, he flies about the room aimlessly.

Unlockable Achievements[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Beating Krampus the first time will unlock 15►Head of Krampus Head of Krampus.
  • Krampus will generally start by attacking with projectiles before firing Brimstone lasers.
  • Added in Afterbirth15►Chaos Chaos will not change the items dropped from Krampus.
  • Rerolling 15►A Lump of Coal A Lump of Coal or 15►Head of Krampus Head of Krampus with 15►The D6 The D6 will cause another Devil Room Pool item to appear.
  • Krampus does a full heart of damage on contact.
  • Added in Repentance Krampus can never appear in the first Devil Room entered on a run.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Krampus is based on an Alpine folkloric figure of similar appearance, supposedly acting as a contrast to Saint Nicholas, punishing children who misbehave near Christmas time.
    • This is most likely why A Lump of Coal is in his item pool.
  • Krampus's attack pattern and appearance are similar to The Fallen, but Krampus does not split upon death.
  • Added in Afterbirth Krampus can spawn in Greed Mode without needing to be unlocked.
    • Defeating Krampus will unlock 15►Head of Krampus Head of Krampus even if Krampus himself has not yet been unlocked.
  • In an AMA subreddit thread for Edmund McMillen, a user questioned why Krampus got "worse with every update." Edmund McMillen jokingly responded, "he's the new bloat."

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