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Item icon
Item altar
"Mirrored buddy"
Table dividing line 1.png
Item ID
Table dividing line 2.png
Table dividing line 3.png
Collection Grid
Removed in Afterbirth(page 2, column 5, row 9)
Added in Afterbirth(page 2, column 5, row 4)
Unlock Method
Abel Defeat The Lamb as Cain

Abel is an unlockable passive item.

Effects[edit | edit source]

  • Spawns a familiar that mirrors Isaac's movements and shoots tears in the opposite direction that deal 3.5 damage.
    • Added in Afterbirth Abel shoots tears towards Isaac regardless of which direction Isaac is shooting.
    • Added in Repentance Shoots directly towards Isaac instead of the opposite direction.
    • Added in Repentance When used by Cain, Abel's tears are red and deal 7.5 damage.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Although it is difficult to hit enemies with Abel, he can be useful in certain situations. Doples can be easily taken care of without risk of damage using Abel. Abel can also assist in killing slow or stationary monsters that happen to be around the center of the room.
  • In symmetrical room layouts Abel can be used to clear away destructible obstacles such as fire places and poops.

In-game Footage[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • According to the Bible, Abel was one of Adam and Eve's children and was the first human to ever be murdered. He was an opposite to his murderous brother Cain, which may explain the mirrored nature of this item. Also, this item was unlocked by defeating The Lamb with Cain, which makes the connection with the Bible more obvious.

Seeds[edit | edit source]

PC Vita Normal and hard modes only S94P SNN9 (Treasure Room adjacent to spawn)

Vita 2AYT 3SBY (Treasure Room adjacent to spawn)

Switch Greedier mode only JHHC T67B (First Golden Treasure Room)

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