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Cardinal.png XtG Cardinal.png
Statistics and Information
ETG Health:
1 O 2 A 3 4/R 5/6
22.5 30 29.25 37.5 36 41.63 47.25
XTG Health:
1 2 3 4 5
38.5 42.88 45.5 49 52.5
Location: Keep of the Lead Lord
Abbey of the True Gun
Bullet Hell
Ammonomicon Entry

Ammonomicon Cardinal.png

Of the Gun
A high-ranking member of the Order of the True Gun.

These Gundead spread the words of Kaliber amongst the Gundead, and are empowered by her blessing

Cardinals are Bullet Kin variants which appear in Enter the Gungeon and Exit the Gungeon.

Enter the Gungeon ETG

Cardinals behave like regular Bullet Kin, but have 50% higher health and will occasionally pause to shoot a group of 5 bullets that will home in on players.

Though a minor effect, these bullets spin around each other as they travel, similar to Apprentice Gunjurers. This occasionally allows them to slip around corners as only some of the bullets will be destroyed.

The attack pattern of a Cardinal

Exit the Gungeon XTG

Cardinals walk back and forth across the elevator platform, periodically releasing four triangle shaped bullets in an X pattern around themselves. These bullets home in on the player.


  • ETG Cardinals hold the Magnum.
  • XTG Cardinals appear to wield a unique bullet sceptre, seen on no other enemies.
  • In the real world, a Cardinal is a senior member of the Catholic Church, chosen by the Pope.
  • Although normally seen in the Abbey & Hollow, a single cardinal may be seen in the first floor, tending to a small cemetery filled with gravestones. It is the only enemy in that room.
  • "Of the gun" is a play on the phrase "of the cloth", meaning a member of the clergy.
  • Cardinals are visually similar to the unused Bullet Bishop boss, and pre-release screenshots show the Bullet Bishop flanked by two Cardinals.
  • The ammonomicon image of the Cardinal depicts them with a red robe that they do not actually wear in game.
  • The crosshair symbol on the Cardinals mitre (hat) is a visual pun on the symbol of the cross in Christianity.
  • On death, the Cardinals mitre will fly off as a separate object.


Bullet Kin Variants