The binding of Isaac- item combos and mechanics

August 4, 2013


[Rating:4.5]
The binding of Isaac is a simple game on the surface but the longer you spend in the demented world of Isaac the more you realize the opportunity’s and combos. In this series I will show you some combos, some items worth avoiding and some base mechanics in the game.

The habit (item martyr)

The habit is an item obtained via the shops. It recharges your “space bar” item whenever you take damage. This is best used with the dice/d6 (an item that allows you to re-roll pedestal items) to allow for more re-rolls . The habit is one of the best items in Isaac if you are running a high health class/ or have health pick-ups.

???(character),the Polaroid and blood rights
This combo is insane! The Polaroid will give you invincibility if you get hit or use blood rights and blood rights will deal instant damage to every enemy in the room. This makes every boss in the game easy and is kind of OP as you can spam damage at the boss.
I would like to thank Namaztak for bringing this to my attention.

Shot speed up!
In my opinion a shot speed-up is terrible (that’s a whole different post) but here are some facts about it:

  • Shot speed up adds more knock back
  • Sacred heart is the only shot speed down
  • Samson starts with more shot speed (+0.31)
  • Shot speed can only stack up to 1.4

Tough love
Tough love gives a chance of teeth being shot instead of tears causing over triple the damage you currently do. The chance is (1/10)
This obviously is great if you have a high luck class.

And that is it for part 1 of this series. Is there anything I missed? Tell me in the comment section!

I would like to thank Northernlion‘s videos for getting me into binding of Isaac and bisnap for his videos teaching me the basics of game breaking.

1 people reacted on this

  1. 1st time play through, dropped into the next ‘dungeon'(?), picked up own cats head.
    2 questions:

    *should you be playing something with such a dark theme, so wrong I guess it’s biblical?

    *how do i use the head? Is it limited use, lasting effects?

    Edit: just found I can via with the mouse, bonza 🙂
    Edit 2: came across the Polyphemus reference

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