Ox and Cadence

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Ox and Cadence are NPCs that can be rescued from a cell in the Keep of the Lead Lord or the Gungeon Proper. After freeing them, they will move up to The Breach in the Gungeon Acquisitions Department, where they will sell various items and guns for Hegemony Credit.png that will appear in future runs. A total of 682 Hegemony Credit.png is required to purchase everything.

According to Cadence, her sister (the Blacksmith) built Ox to protect Cadence; Ox is therefore programmed to care for Cadence.

Arm Quest

Ox is missing his left arm when he is first rescued. The Blacksmith in the Forge has a replacement arm, located to the left of her. The arm will only be there after the High Dragun has been killed at least once.

After picking up the arm, a red balloon will randomly drop from an enemy on the floor, which will send the arm up a floor. The arm and the balloon can then be dropped by random enemies in the Hollow, and the arm can again be sent up a floor. This must be repeated until both items are found in the Keep of the Lead Lord, after which they will be sent up to The Breach and Ox will receive the replacement. In return, Cadence rewards the player with Clone.

The balloon will be lost if the enemy carrying it falls down a pit.

Using Shortcuts will not stop the arm or balloon from spawning. The arm will move up a floor regardless of whether the player completes the floor.

It is possible to deliver the arm during Boss Rush if Wall Mimics spawn. It is also possible for enemies carrying the Arm or Balloon to be knocked into pits, thus causing the loss of that item, forcing the player to redo that floor to get the Balloon and arm again.

Items sold in The Breach

Icon Name Quote Type Notes Cost
Thompson Sub-Machinegun.png Thompson Sub-Machinegun Myeah, See! Automatic Fires fast bullets. 1 Hegemony Credit.png
RPG.png RPG Leveled Up Semiautomatic Fires explosive grenades. 5 Hegemony Credit.png
Gamma Ray.png Gamma Ray Mean Green Beam Fires a green laser that poisons enemies. 2 Hegemony Credit.png
Hegemony Carbine.png Hegemony Carbine All The Same Automatic Rapidly fires white bolts of energy. 3 Hegemony Credit.png
Freeze Ray.png Freeze Ray Ice To Meet You Beam Fires a blue laser that has a chance to freeze enemies. 7 Hegemony Credit.png
Mailbox.png Mailbox Special Delivery Semiautomatic Fires mail at enemies, with the final bullet in the magazine being a package. The package can explode, leave confetti, Burn, or Poison enemies. 5 Hegemony Credit.png
Origuni.png Origuni Thousand Cuts Semiautomatic Fires paper planes that curve towards enemies. 6 Hegemony Credit.png
Grasschopper.png Grasschopper Noisy Semiautomatic Fires a single powerful blast that has a very strong recoil. 8 Hegemony Credit.png
Flash Ray.png Flash Ray Ah Ahhh! Semiautomatic Shoots lasers that pierce enemies. Has a chance to stun enemies. 6 Hegemony Credit.png
Science Cannon.png Science Cannon Charged Particles Beam Fires a large laser after a short charge-up. 6 Hegemony Credit.png
Ice Breaker.png Ice Breaker Never Let Go Semiautomatic The first two shots fire a shotgun blast of ice bullets, and the final shot fires a single explosive shot. 8 Hegemony Credit.png
Tangler.png Tangler Get Wrecktangled Semiautomatic Fires a shotgun blast of rectangular bullets that bounce off walls. Enemies hit will be folded into a rectangle. 10 Hegemony Credit.png
Magic Lamp.png Magic Lamp One Wish, Three Times Semiautomatic Hitting an enemy three times causes a genie to punch them. 8 Hegemony Credit.png
Face Melter.png Face Melter Squiddley-squiddley-wheeyooo! Automatic Simultaneously fires music notes in four directions. Places an amplifier on the ground at the player's position upon reloading. Whenever the Face Melter is fired, the amplifier will fire music notes in the same pattern. Reloading again will remove the amplifier and place a new one. 10 Hegemony Credit.png
Heroine.png Heroine Charge Beam Active Charged Has 3 levels of damage depending on how long the gun has been charged. 13 Hegemony Credit.png
Mass Shotgun.png Mass Shotgun My Favorite Gun Automatic Shoots a large slow projectile that will split up in a barrage of small bullets shortly afterwards. 9 Hegemony Credit.png
Bullet Bore.png Bullet Bore Mind Muncher Semiautomatic Fires drills that home in on enemies, stun them, and explode after a short delay. 14 Hegemony Credit.png
Raiden Coil.png Raiden Coil Shoot Em' Up Beam Fires a laser that homes in on all on-screen enemies. 8 Hegemony Credit.png
Black Hole Gun.png Black Hole Gun Won't You Come Charged Fires black holes that attract enemies and enemy bullets. 20 Hegemony Credit.png
Yari Launcher.png Yari Launcher Hell. Yes. Automatic Rapidly fires homing rockets. 25 Hegemony Credit.png
Railgun.png Railgun Calibrating Charged Fires a fast-moving piercing bullet that bounces many times. 30 Hegemony Credit.png
Microtransaction Gun.png Microtransaction Gun Pay To Win Semiautomatic Shoots various projectiles at the cost of 1 coin per shot. 100 Hegemony Credit.png
Icon Name Type Quote Effect Cost
Rocket-Powered Bullets.png Rocket-Powered Bullets Passive Faster Bullets Increases the player's bullet speed, fire rate, and damage. 4 Hegemony Credit.png
Heart Bottle.png Heart Bottle Passive Liquid Life Grants a heart container. 2 Hegemony Credit.png
Heart Locket.png Heart Locket Passive Memento Mori Grants a heart container. 4 Hegemony Credit.png
Hot Lead.png Hot Lead Passive Chance To Ignite Adds a chance to fire bullets that ignite enemies. 5 Hegemony Credit.png
Heart Lunchbox.png Heart Lunchbox Passive Healthy Meal Grants a heart container. 5 Hegemony Credit.png
Box.png Box Active Just A Box If the player enters a room while under the box, enemies will not target the player. Firing a weapon will remove the box. Has no effect if used while enemies are already targeting the player. Can be used to steal items from shops. 8 Hegemony Credit.png
Fat Bullets.png Fat Bullets Passive Fatter = Stronger Significantly increases bullet size and damage but slightly decreases maximum ammo. 6 Hegemony Credit.png
-1 Bullets.png +1 Bullets Passive +1 To Bullet Increases damage. 6 Hegemony Credit.png
Angry Bullets.png Angry Bullets Passive Hungry For More Hitting an enemy refires the projectile at a nearby enemy. 8 Hegemony Credit.png
Heart Purse.png Heart Purse Passive Form Begets Function Grants a heart container. 4 Hegemony Credit.png
Eyepatch.png Eyepatch Passive Hit Harder Less Often Increases damage but decreases accuracy. 8 Hegemony Credit.png
Bloody Eye.png Bloody Eye Passive Slower Enemy Bullets Decreases enemy bullet speed. 7 Hegemony Credit.png
Spice.png Spice Active A tantalizing cube of power. Single use. Increases certain stats upon use, depending on how many times it has been used. Each time a spice cube is used, more spice cubes will spawn in place of items or pickups. 7 Hegemony Credit.png
Sunglasses.png Sunglasses Passive Bright Future Slows down time and increases dodge power during explosions. Increases coolness by 2. 10 Hegemony Credit.png
Singularity.png Singularity Active Sucks Spawns a black hole that attracts enemies and bullets. 12 Hegemony Credit.png
Nanomachines.png Nanomachines Passive Son Grants two pieces of armor upon pickup. Grants a piece of armor every 4 times damage is taken. 10 Hegemony Credit.png
Portable Turret.png Portable Turret Active Some Assembly Required Places a stationary turret that shoots at enemies. The turret will be destroyed if it takes enough damage. 12 Hegemony Credit.png
Duct Tape.png Duct Tape Active Friend Of Gunsmiths Single use. Combines 2 guns by granting one gun the projectiles that the other gun fires. 10 Hegemony Credit.png
Space Friend.png Space Friend Passive A Friend From The Space Follows the player, firing lasers at enemies and blocking enemy bullets. 25 Hegemony Credit.png
Broccoli.png Broccoli Passive Makes You Strong Increases damage. 25 Hegemony Credit.png
Platinum Bullets.png Platinum Bullets Passive Over One Million Served Increases damage and fire rate with every bullet landed. 200 Hegemony Credit.png

Shop Restocking

Whenever a row of articles in the shop is bought out, it will be replaced by a selection of new ones when players visit the shop again after another (attempted) run through the Gungeon. Alternatively, the player can walk out of the Breach by going south. This brings the player to the Title Screen and restocks the shop upon reentering the game.


  • Ox's arm delivery quest might be a reference to Venom Snake's bionic arm in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, and the balloon is likely a reference to the Fulton surface-to-air recovery system.
  • Upon entering their shop, there is a small chance Ox's face will be covered by a paper sheet with a smiley face on it.
  • In an early version of the game, Ox was instead referred to only by the name 'Robot', and was not rescued alongside Cadence, instead simply being in the Gungeon Acquisitions Department upon her arrival.
  • The Acquisitions Department may possibly be a reference to Acquisitions Incorporated, a series of podcasted D&D adventures.


Exit the Gungeon

(Will be tabbered when finished)

Ox and Cadence reappear in the Enter the Gungeon spinoff Exit the Gungeon, where they fulfil a similar role as merchants of unlockable items. After being freed from the Rat's cage, they will move to the Underbreach where they will set up shop, accepting Hegemony Credit.png in return for unlocking items and guns that may appear on future attempts to exit the Gungeon.

Items Sold in the Underbreach


Icon Name Quote Type Notes Cost
H4mmer Many Bullets Automatic 3 Hegemony Credit.png
Bee Hive Bzzzzzzzz! Automatic Fires homing bees 10 Hegemony Credit.png
RPG Leveled Up Semiautomatic Fires explosive rockets 10 Hegemony Credit.png
Cold 45 Shatterday Night Special Semiautomatic Fires freezing bullets 8 Hegemony Credit.png
Laser Lotus Level 5 Semiautomatic 8 Hegemony Credit.png
Com4nd0 You're Fired Semiautomatic Fires homing, explosive rockets 10 Hegemony Credit.png
Freeze Ray Ice To Meet You Beam Fires a freezing beam 10 Hegemony Credit.png
Stinger Drone Warfare Semiautomatic Fires explosive rockets that release homing bees 10 Hegemony Credit.png
Void Marshal Acquired Under The Table Semiautomatic 10 Hegemony Credit.png
Rube-Adyne Mk.II Polished Product Semiautomatic Rapidly fires bouncing energy blasts 10 Hegemony Credit.png
Balloon Gun Hot Air Semiautomatic Fires lingering tornadoes. Grants flight while held 15 Hegemony Credit.png


Icon Name Quote Effect Cost
Heart Lunchbox Healthy Meal Grants a heart container. 5 Hegemony Credit.png
Bouncy Bullets Boiyoiyoing! Grants the player's bullets the ability to bounce off of walls or obstacles twice. 10 Hegemony Credit.png
Magic Sweet Free Stats 15 Hegemony Credit.png
Homing Bullets Fire And Forget Player bullets will occasionally home in on enemies. 15 Hegemony Credit.png
Frost Ammolet Chance To Freeze Blanks have a chance to freeze enemies. 15 Hegemony Credit.png
Bloody Eye Slower Enemy Bullets Enemy bullets move slower 15 Hegemony Credit.png
Gold Ammolet Blank Damage Up Greatly increases the damage dealt to enemies by blanks 10 Hegemony Credit.png
Heart Purse Form Begets Function Grants a heart container 15 Hegemony Credit.png
Scattershot Quantity Over Quality Decreases damage, but multiplies the amount of bullets fired by three 15 Hegemony Credit.png
Hot Lead Chance To Ignite Player bullets have a chance to light enemies on fire 15 Hegemony Credit.png