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The Beggar is a randomly occurring NPC in the game. He appears as a Slot Machine icon on the mini-map.


Bumping into The Beggar gives him a coin, and he has a chance of dropping a random Pickup (with the exception of coins), a Trinket, an Item, or nothing at all. This can be repeated until he drops an item, after which he will vanish. The Beggar will remain in the room until he drops an item or is blown up by a bomb.

If blown up, he will drop a couple of random Pick Ups. Also, you become a horrible person.

He always gives a pickup or an item if he doesn't drop anything after giving him 7 coins the first time you start paying him (at the worst), and after that he will - at the worst - pay out every 5 coins.

  • Items from The Beggar are in effect usually cheaper than items from the Shop.
  • Blowing up a Beggar increases the chances of finding the Devil Room by 35%. This does not stack with other Beggars blown up on the floor. However, it will stack with other chances, e.g. activating the Book of Belial or taking no red heart damage on the boss fight.

The XX Judgement Tarot Card can be used to spawn a Beggar in any room. This causes the beggar to drop items from that room's Item Pool, allowing a player to get free Devil Room items or multiple Cubes Of Meat, for example.

Possible Item Drops[]

Normal beggars usually drop HP up items (like Breakfast and Rotten Meat) or shop items (like the Ladder and the Book of Revelations). Devil beggars usually drop devil and angel room items, but can potentially drop other items.