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Added in Afterbirth

8 Inch Nails is a passive item added in The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth.


  • +1.5 damage.
  • Isaac's tears are replaced with nails, which have increased knockback.


  • Does not grant penetrative shots, despite the appearance of Isaac's tears.
  • Any item that normally colors Isaac's tears red will cause the nails to become bloody.


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  • The item is a reference to the nails used to hang Jesus Christ upon the cross when he was crucified.
  • The item's name is a reference to the band, Nine Inch Nails.
  • The visual effect on Isaac may also be a reference to a line in Eminem's "My Name Is", in which he says, "Wanna see me stick Nine Inch Nails through each one of my eyelids?". This line is also a reference to the aforementioned band.


PC Removed in Afterbirth † GAXS L7SJ (Treasure Room adjacent to spawn)

PC Removed in Afterbirth † EVLC J9ED (First floor treasure room)

PC Added in Afterbirth † / Removed in Repentance Hard mode only 740C PD1R (Treasure Room adjacent to spawn)

PC Added in Repentance Normal and hard modes only DA0C LFPL (Treasure Room adjacent to spawn)