The Gate

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Ingame Appearance
In-game appearance

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The Gate is a boss that can appear in:

Behavior[edit | edit source]

Like Mega Maw, The Gate is stationary and will perform the following attacks:

  • Shoots a ring of 9 projectiles that can rotate in either direction while expanding outwards.
  • Shoots two rings of 6 projectiles which expand outwards and rotate in opposite directions.
  • Shoots a ring of 11 straight blood shots in all directions.
  • Spawns a Leaper into the air. It can land anywhere in the room while releasing its projectile attack immediately.
    • There is a maximum of 3 Leapers alive at once.
  • If there are 2-3 Leapers alive, it charges up and fires a 15►Brimstone Brimstone laser that connects to all leapers that are not off-screen.
    • This kills the Leapers unless they are off-screen.

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

  • Added in Afterbirth Black: Has 25% more HP (625) and spawns Big Spiders instead of Leapers. The Big Spiders are tossed directly towards Isaac instead of landing randomly in the room. It does not perform the Brimstone attack.
  • Added in Afterbirth Red: Has a completely different set of attacks, including:
    • Fires 5 lines of 2-3 slow-moving homing purple shots.
    • Fires 8 lines of 9 blood shots that spiral outwards.
    • Fires 7 lines of 9 blood shots that pulsate outwards.
    • Fires 8 lines of 9 blood shots that move outwards in a zigzag pattern.
    • All the attacks of the Red version do 1 heart of damage.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Added in Afterbirth If The Gate is encountered in conjunction with other bosses, which can happen in Greed Mode and Boss Rush, the Brimstone laser will also hit the other bosses and enemies it spawns, damaging and possibly even killing them.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • It is the posthumous version of Mega Maw.
    • Despite being a posthumous version of Mega Maw, The Gate physically resembles a giant Host.
  • Upon death, a small Isaac head can be seen poking out of its corpse before it explodes.
    • Two glowing white eyes can be seen in its mouth throughout the fight, which may also be the Isaac head.
  • The Gate is the only enemy that directly targets and kills off other enemies, using its Brimstone Beam against its Leapers and other enemies that happen to spawn alongside it.

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