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Krampus is the mini boss added to the game during the Christmas update. He has a 10% chance to appear in a Devil Room. He is considered as an alternate version of The Fallen.

Krampus has a look similar to The Fallen, but appears larger with longer horns and white head.


Krampus' main attack consists of spitting two salvos of bullets, one with 3 and the other with 4 bullets. If Isaac aligns himself vertically or horizontally with Krampus, he will react by quickly shooting up blood beams in all four cardinal directions (similar to The Fallen's attack).

  • Keep your distance from Krampus. This will help you to better dodge his bullets.
  • Try not to align with him in a cardinal direction. If you have to cross Krampus' line of sight, do it as quickly as possible.
  • Angling your shots can help to deal additional damage during the blood beam.
  • While spewing blood, Krampus is immobile, which means that he's the perfect target for a well placed bomb.

After defeating Krampus, he drops the item A Lump of Coal and a random pickup may spawn (like when finishing a normal room).


  • Krampus has a 1/10 chance to spawn in any devil room, plus an extra 1/3 chance if you have taken a devil deal at any point during the run. Due to how this is calculated, if you've taken a devil deal the overall probability works out at a total of 40%.
  • You can only fight Krampus once per run.
  • Using The Dice to re-roll the Lump of Coal will change it to another item found in the Devil Room Item Pool.

Champion Variants[]

EternalWrath of the Lamb DLC[]

Eternal Krampus acts similarly to normal one, roaming around the room and shooting bullets at Isaac often, but it will repeat the bullet attack for 4 times in a rapid session. It will more likely to use its brimstone attack if Isaac aligns with it.


  • Krampus is a mythological creature from the Alps, believed to punish or warn children who have been naughty; hence the lump of coal.
  • In Yule mythology, Krampus looks more like a goat, and has a sack of which he puts very naughty children in as a punishment.
  • The Pumpkin Mask was originally supposed to be the item dropped after defeating Krampus.
  • When killed by Krampus, the picture on Isaac's Last Will will display the drawing of The Fallen.
  • The achievement A Gift from Krampus Is actually the achievement The Kid's Xmas! from Super Meat Boy, except the colors of the gift are reversed.

Related Achievements[]

TheGiftFromKrampus"A Gift From Krampus" - Defeat Krampus in the Devil Room.



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