This article is about a boss. For minibosses based on this boss, see Greed or Super Greed.
For other uses, see Keeper (disambiguation).

Ultra Greed (ウルトラグリード Urutoragurīdo) is the final boss of Greed Mode added to the Afterbirth expansion. He is a much stronger version of Super Greed and the regular Greed.

He also has a stronger version called Ultra Greedier (ウルトラグリーディアー Urutoragurīdiā).

Description Description

He is a larger version of all Keeper-type characters and enemies with a bulkier appearance, angry-looking expression, few stitches and scars, an X-shaped mark from his forehead, and a pair of golden coins for eyes with several different printings (when spinning his eyes like a casino machine). He appears to have white crooked teeth. Unlike other bosses, his buttcheeks are clearly visible (better seen when walking up north and while performing his spinning attack).

From Greedier Mode, in his second form known as "Ultra Greedier", he is completely made out gold. The coins for eyes are replaced by smaller white pupils. His bottom jaw now sport tusks. (Relic-Rebirth?)

Blast Behavior

Upon entering the room, Ultra Greed can be seen hanging on a noose before he cuts it off and drops to the floor. He can not be hurt until he drops to the ground. On the ground, Ultra Greed will perform a variety of attacks while wandering around the room.

  • Stomps the floor 4 times. Each stomp spawns a Keeper. Only 4 Keepers can be alive at once.
  • Rushes at Isaac if he gets in Ultra Greed's line of sight.
  • Fires coin projectiles. They can be in an organized pattern or sprayed in a pattern similar to Monstro's .
  • Spins around the room while shooting coin projectiles.
  • Stops moving to spin his eyes. His eyes will then show symbols that will spawn large coins depending on the symbols. All the spawned coins can be attacked and destroyed.
    • If both eyes display bombs, bomb coins will spawn and explode in a large radius. One coin can damage Ultra Greed for 40 damage.
    • Two hearts will spawn heart coins. If not destroyed in time, the coins will heal Ultra Greed for 13.125.
    • Two keys will spawn key coins. If they are not destroyed in time, they will open the golden boss doors and spawn Greed Gaper hordes.
    • If his symbols do not match (e.g., Key and Bomb), coins without any symbols will spawn. Unlike the other coins, these coins will deal contact damage. They last longer, but will not do anything if they are not destroyed.
  • If too many enemies and/or coins are alive at once, Ultra Greed will go into a defense stance. He will not move but all damage dealt to him will be drastically reduced. He will stop blocking once most of the enemies/coins are killed.

All of Ultra Greed's attacks will deal a full heart of damage and cause coin loss. If he moves over coins on the ground, he will heal for 4.375 HP for each coin. When Ultra Greed heals or falls to low health, he will turn red. While he is red, his attack speed and movement speed will be increased. He will turn back to normal if the effect was caused by healing.

When Ultra Greed is defeated, he starts screaming while turning into a statue of gold. Afterwards, he will drop the End Chest and Greed Machine. Entering the End Chest will unlock Ending 18.

When the Greed (Donation) Machine spawns, a percentage will appear below the HUD of coins, bombs and keys. This is the probability of the machine to explode after donating a coin, and it is varies depending of the character (in ??? this has no effect at all, needs confirmation) and of the number of coins donated before with that character.

After donating 1000 coins to the Greed Machine, Isaac will unlock the 13th character, Keeper.

Pickaxe Strategy

To defeat Ultra Greed more easily without taking damage, have the character to use the Daddy Longlegs and Gnawed Leaf item. As soon as Greed Gapers are loosed, stand still until the character becomes invulnerable. While doing so, Daddy Long Legs will damage Ultra Greed constantly but it will take a lot of time to finish Ultra Greed off.

Question Trivia

  • When defeating Ultra Greedier, if there are poop obstacles in the room, the poop will turn to golden poop.
  • During the DLC's development, Ultra Greed's beta appearance sports with a black beard, a single tooth, and arms looking less bulky.[1] According to Tyrone Rodriguez, Ultra Greed with a beard was supposed to represent Tyrone himself, similar to Ultra Pride who represents Edmund McMillen and Florian Himsl.[2]
    Beta Ultra Greed

    Beta design for Ultra Greed.

    • On January 11, 2016, Tyron shares a screenshot of beta Ultra Greed's "casino"-spinning animation.[3]
    • Two sprite sheets for Ultra Greed's beta version can be found in the files from DeliriumForms folder. (Relic-Rebirth?)
  • Ultra Greed is one of the Seven Deadly Sins to receive the "ultra" variant; the other being Ultra Pride.


  • When Ultra Greed perform his spinning attack after the player dies, the sound will continue endlessly until restarting or returning back to the title menu.

BIBLE References

Quarter Related Achievements

Achievement lil' chest Lil' Chest - Defeat Ultra Greed with Isaac.
Achievement censer Censer - Defeat Ultra Greed with Magdalene.
Achievement evil eye Evil Eye - Defeat Ultra Greed with Cain.
Achievement my shadow My Shadow - Defeat Ultra Greed with Judas.
Achievement cracked dice Cracked Dice - Defeat Ultra Greed with ???.
Achievement black feather Black Feather - Defeat Ultra Greed with Eve.
Achievement lusty blood Lusty Blood - Defeat Ultra Greed with Samson.
Achievement lilith Lilith - Defeat Ultra Greed with Azazel.
Achievement key bum Key Bum - Defeat Ultra Greed with Lazarus.
Achievement gb bug GB Bug - Defeat Ultra Greed with Eden.
Achievement zodiac Zodiac - Defeat Ultra Greed with The Lost.
Achievement box of friends Box of Friends - Defeat Ultra Greed with Lilith.
Achievement rib of greed Rib of Greed - Defeat Ultra Greed as Keeper.

The Binding of Isaac / Rebirth
Regular bosses Original: BlastocystChubDuke of FliesThe FallenFistulaGeminiGurdyLarry Jr.LokiMonstroPeepScolex
(Wrath of the Lamb: Daddy Long LegsGurdy Jr.Mask of InfamyPinWidow)

Rebirth: Dark OneDingleGurglingsThe HauntMama GurdyMega FattyMega MawMr. FredPolycephalus
(Afterbirth: BrownieDangleLittle HornRag ManTurdlings)
(Afterbirth †: Big HornRag Mega)

Posthumous Bosses Original: Monstro II
(Wrath of the Lamb: The Blighted OvumThe BloatCarrion QueenThe HollowThe HuskLokiiTeratomaThe Wretched)

Rebirth: The AdversaryThe CageThe Gate
(Afterbirth: The ForsakenThe FrailThe Stain)

Alternative Bosses Original: C.H.A.D.GishSteven
(Wrath of the Lamb: Triachnid)

Rebirth: Sisters Vis (Afterbirth †)

Harbingers Original: WarFamineDeathPestilenceHeadless Horseman

(Wrath of the Lamb: Conquest)

Final Bosses Original: It LivesMomMom's HeartSatan
(Wrath of the Lamb: ???Isaac)

Rebirth: The LambMega Satan
(Afterbirth: HushUltra Greed)
(Afterbirth †: Delirium)

Seven Deadly Sins EnvyGluttonyGreedLustPrideSlothWrath
Seven Super Deadly Sins Super EnvySuper GluttonySuper GreedSuper LustSuper PrideSuper SlothSuper WrathUltra Pride
Angels / Demons Original: Krampus

Rebirth: GabrielUrielFallen Angels

The Legend of Bum-bo
Regular bosses BygoneDuskGibsGizzardaLoafPeeperPyreSangreShy GalThe Duke
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