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(except in Rebirth)

XXXXXXXXL is Challenge #21. This challenge changes all floors to be the size of XL Womb but does not combine the floors of each chapter. The goal is to defeat Boss Mom's Heart ingameMom's Heart/ Boss It Lives ingameIt Lives. Alternatively, you can defeat Boss The Lamb ingameThe Lamb by teleporting to Dark RoomDark Room via a Sacrifice RoomSacrifice Room, or (in Afterbirth † and Repentance) Boss Delirium ingameDelirium if the portal to (in Afterbirth † and Repentance)The VoidThe Void appears after defeating Boss Mom ingameMom.

  • (in Repentance) Teleporting to the Dark RoomDark Room via a Sacrifice RoomSacrifice Room is no longer possible, since the challenge does not end in the Dark Room.

Difficulty[ | ]

Due to the floors being much bigger, it makes important rooms like Treasure Rooms and Shops take significantly longer to find, which can make the run difficult if Isaac has rather weak items. It also makes Secret and Super Secret Rooms much harder to find. Although all floors are technically XL, there is only one treasure and boss room on each floor. On the plus side, since there are more rooms, there are more opportunities to generate pickup items.

Strategy[ | ]

  • Items and pickups that reveal the map are very crucial, allowing easy maneuvering between Special Rooms throughout floors.
  • Items that provide benefits based on clearing rooms, like Collectible Little C.H.A.D. iconLittle C.H.A.D., will help Isaac significantly because of how many rooms he will go through in this challenge.
  • Teleportation cards, such as The Stars and The Hermit, are very valuable, as they allow easy access to Special Rooms. The Emperor is especially powerful, as it can be used to skip the entirety of a floor.
  • Avoid items that teleport Isaac at random, such as Cursed SkullCursed Skull, as they can significantly slow down progress by potentially teleporting him to the other side of the map. Picking up the Collectible Cursed Eye iconCursed Eye is not recommended for the same reasons.
  • (in Repentance) Planetariums are very useful for this challenge. (in Repentance)Collectible Sol iconSol can be used to find the boss room, (in Repentance)Collectible Terra iconTerra can break doors with ease, and (in Repentance)Collectible Mercurius iconMercurius allows you to walk through rooms with ease. Considering you might skip an item room or two anyway in the interest of time, this can be a very effective way of completing the challenge.

Notes[ | ]

  • Curse of the LabyrinthCurse of the Labyrinth can still spawn as normal, combining the two floors as normal, and causing there to be two treasure rooms and boss rooms. The size is unchanged.
  • It is very rare to start next to a treasure room in this challenge.

Reward[ | ]