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The Headless Horseman is a Harbinger that can appear in all environments of Chapters 1, 2, 3 and 4; replacing any other Horsemen.
The head has 100 HP. The body's HP scales depending on what Chapter it is encountered- ranging from 60-300 HP.

Behavior[]

The Headless Horseman consists of two entities: The head and the body. Each performs attacks independently of the other.

The head has the following attacks:

  • Shoots 3 projectiles in a spread at Isaac.
  • Charges either left or right off-screen and continuing on from the opposite end of the screen. Continues until it has crossed the screen three times.
    • It performs this attack more often if Isaac is to its left or right.
    • This attack deals a full heart of damage.

The body has the following attack:

  • Periodically shoots red 15►Ipecac Ipecac-like shots at Isaac leaving a large puddle of damaging Red Creep on impact.
    • This behavior is similar to Pestilence's second phase.

Both the head and the body deal a whole heart of contact damage.

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Notes[]

  • In several normal rooms, the Headless Horseman's head appears on its own without its body.
    • Two or three of the Headless Horseman's heads can be found in the same normal rooms.

Trivia[]

  • The Headless Horseman appeared in the original The Binding of Isaac.
  • The Headless Horseman has been a common motif in Europe since the middle ages.
  • The boss art shows the head with both eyes even though its in-game sprite only has one.
  • The boss art shows the horse's head as brown even though its in-game sprite is black.
  • Added in Afterbirth † Delirium-form The Headless Horseman's horse resembles Famine's horse rather than The Headless Horseman's.

Seeds[]

PC 0KCW ZG2A (first boss room)

XboxOne XEN1 CHXD (first boss room)

Switch 4Z9P HW9X (first boss room)


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