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Added in Repentance

The Scourge is a boss added in The Binding of Isaac: Repentance that can appear in the Corpse Corpse.


The Scourge floats quickly around the room, attempting to get above Isaac's position. It can perform the following attacks:

  • Shoots a large, fast cluster projectile out of its hood that homes in slightly on Isaac. When it hits a wall, it explodes into a spray of projectiles, leaving behind damaging Green Creep and a cluster of Small Maggot Small Maggots.
    • If The Scourge is below half health, it instead shoots out three slower, smaller cluster projectiles from out of its hood that create fewer projectiles on impact.
  • Launches one of its tendrils towards Isaac and embeds it in a wall. It then drags the tendril along the wall, causing projectiles, creep, and Small Maggots to shoot out from the wall.
  • Launches two tendrils and embeds them into the wall, one directly at Isaac and one in the cardinal/ordinal direction opposite of him. It then starts rotating its arms around while shooting two rings of 12 projectiles outwards.
  • Launches two tendrils to either side of Isaac, embedding them into the wall and trapping him in a triangle-shaped area. It will then perform one of two attacks:
    • Fires walls of tight projectiles with gaps to pass through from its body. It follows up each wave with an additional, faster projectile aimed directly at Isaac.
    • Fires horizontally travelling projectiles randomly out from both its left and right tendrils.
    • If Isaac gets caught out of this triangle space for any reason, The Scourge will cancel this attack.
      • The three previous attacks end if The Scourge or its tendrils take enough damage. Each tendril has a total HP of 400.
      • The Scourge takes damage equal to 25% of the damage its tendrils take.
      • The tendrils passively take heavy damage if they're dragged along a wall, dealing a total of 50 damage to The Scourge for each tendril dragged.
      • The tendrils kill Small Maggots they are dragged into.
  • Moves to the center of the room and begins sucking in 2 tight streams of projectiles towards it in a spiral pattern. This spiral pattern can randomly switch directions during the attack. Additional random projectiles can appear in the gap between the two streams, further limiting the space.



Bug Bug! Tendrils are made out of many separate entities resulting in items that activate upon enemies dying, such as Hungry Soul Hungry Soul or Infestation 2 Infestation 2, to trigger multiple times at once.


  • The Scourge gets its name from a type of whip.
  • The Scourge resembles the Snapper Snapper monster, as they both attack using long, tendril-like whips, have a bottom row of teeth, and have an eye in the middle of their mouth.
    • It also resembles the Cultist Cultist monster, in terms of appearance.