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(except in Rebirth)

The Forsaken is a boss added in The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth that can appear:

Behavior[ | ]

  • Spawns a BonyBony.
    • While at least one Bony is still alive, the Forsaken becomes incorporeal and floats erratically around the room staying away from Isaac and very occasionally drifts towards Isaac attempting to pass through him.
    • Every tear shot towards the Forsaken during this phase passes through it.
    • When at around 30% HP, it spawns 2 Bonies instead.
  • When all Bonies are killed, The Forsaken moves close to the center of the room before reappearing and firing 3 Collectible Brimstone iconBrimstone lasers in triangular directions with one laser always shooting in the opposite direction of Isaac. These lasers then rotate just over 180 degrees in either direction.
    • Afterwards it stays vulnerable for a few moments before spawning another Bony and repeating the process.
  • Unlike its counterparts, Boss The Haunt ingameThe Haunt and (in Repentance) Boss The Heretic ingameThe Heretic, The Forsaken does not deal contact damage while incorporeal. Rather, if Isaac walks through The Forsaken, it spawns another Bony, briefly becoming vulnerable while doing so.
    • If this is repeated without killing any Bonies until there are 4 alive on-screen, the next time Isaac walks through The Forsaken, it performs a modified version of its Collectible Brimstone iconBrimstone attack with greatly increased speed and duration, killing off all Bonies.

Champion Versions Needs to be unlocked[ | ]

(in Afterbirth † and Repentance) Black: Spawns Black BonyBlack Bonies instead of regular Bonies. The Spinning Brimstone attack is replaced with The Forsaken spawning 4 Dank Death's HeadDank Death's Heads and resuming invincibility for 1 second if there are no other Dank Death's Heads alive. It can not spawn any Dank Death's Heads if there is at least 1 other alive and will instead remain vulnerable for a duration before spawning another Black Bony.

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Notes[ | ]

  • The Forsaken can be instantly killed with (in Repentance)Collectible Vade Retro iconVade Retro if it is at 50% health or below.

Trivia[ | ]

  • It is the posthumous version of The Haunt.
  • When The Forsaken disappears, it covers its eyesockets with its arm-like bones. This is most likely a reference to Boos from the Mario franchise.
  • The Forsaken appears to be The Haunt without its ghostly exterior.
  • During the versus screen, the Forsaken's Bony-spawning sound can be heard. The Forsaken is one of (except in Repentance)seven/(in Repentance) five bosses that can be heard during the versus screen, the other (except in Repentance)six/(in Repentance)four being Boss The Stain ingameThe Stain, (in Afterbirth † and Repentance) Boss Big Horn ingameBig Horn, Boss Mom ingameMom, (except in Repentance) Boss Mom's Heart ingameMom's Heart, (except in Repentance) Boss It Lives ingameIt Lives and (in Repentance) Boss Mother secondphase ingameMother.
  • (in Afterbirth † and Repentance) The Forsaken can be found in The VoidThe Void, even before being unlocked.
  • (in Repentance) The Forsaken has an alternative resurrected variation known as the The Heretic.