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Krampus is a mini-boss that can occasionally appear inside of a Devil RoomDevil Room.

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Krampus moves randomly around the room in cardinal directions and can perform the following attacks:

  • Stops and fires Collectible Brimstone iconBrimstone lasers in all 4 cardinal (in Afterbirth † and Repentance) or diagonal directions.
    • (except in Rebirth) The lasers can sometimes rotate 90 degrees in either direction after being shot.
      • (in Afterbirth † and Repentance) Krampus signals rotating Collectible Brimstone iconBrimstone lasers by growling and quickly dashing towards Isaac before performing this attack.
  • Fires 3 projectiles in a spread followed by 4 projectiles in a spread in succession towards Isaac.

Krampus deals a whole heart of contact damage.

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Trivia[ | ]

  • His name and appearance are based on Krampus, an alpine folkloric figure. It supposedly acts as a antithesis to Saint Nicholas, punishing children who misbehave near Christmas time.
  • Krampus is both visually and behaviorally similar to Boss The Fallen ingameThe Fallen, but does not split upon death.
  • (except in Rebirth) Krampus can spawn in Greed Mode without needing to be unlocked.
    • Defeating Krampus when encountered here still unlocks Collectible Head of Krampus iconHead 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."; referencing the general hatred some fans have towards Boss The Bloat ingameThe Bloat.
  • (in Repentance) Despite Krampus receiving a redesign in Repentance, Delirium's Krampus appearance has yet to be updated.
  • (in Repentance) Red Mini-Boss RoomMini-Boss Rooms created by Collectible Red Key iconRed Key (etc.) can contain a battle against Krampus.
  • Krampus is tied with Boss The Fallen ingameThe Fallen as having the highest Stage HP among all entities in the game.