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Tiamat is a boss in Spelunky 2.


Tiamat, as seen on her throne.

Tiamat has 40 HP, and without any weapons or resources, must be approached with a whip to be damaged. The player is able to stand on the armrests of her throne, as well as her right shoulder.

Tiamat uses her staff to summon floating red projectiles, which hurt whatever touches it for 1 HP if touched. If the projectile does not hit anything after a certain amount of time, it will transform into one of the following:

If the player attacks Tiamat while too close to her, she roars, dealing 1 HP of damage and stunning them. Sticking a Bomb covered in Paste to to Tiamat's face prompts a roar regardless of distance, sending it off of her face and back into the direction it was thrown from. The roar has a cooldown of approximately 7 seconds.

Defeating Tiamat opens the blocked door beside her, allowing the player to beat the game the standard way and unlock Guy Spelunky as a playable character. If the player is able to ascend past the many Forcefields found above her throne (see: Tiamat's Throne), Tiamat is an optional boss and does not need to be defeated in order to reach the Sunken City.


See: Guides:Defeating Tiamat


  • It was previous possible to push Tiamat and her entire throne with the Shield, but only as she was performing her roar attack. With this, the player was able to push Tiamat all the way to the edge of the screen, forcing them to use explosives to end the fight. This was fixed in version 1.21.0c.
  • The throne she sits on has the same design as that of in the center of the door that appears on game startup.
  • Tiamat is based off of the Mesopotamian goddess of the same name, as well as her son (daughter in Spelunky 2), Kingu.


Dialogue Trigger
You didn't disappoint me... until next time... Defeating Tiamat.

Version History

Disclaimer: All content from Version 1.25 and onwards are currently unavailable on PS4.
In Europe, Africa, Middle East & Oceania, all content after Version 1.20.4d are also unavailable on PS4. This is due to multiple reasons, although content will be available in the future.

1.21.0c (W64)

  • Killing easy boss (Tiamat) with land mines no longer voids 'Pacifist'
  • Killing easy boss (Tiamat) with land mines no longer voids 'Pacifist'
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