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Abel is an unlockable passive item.

Effects[ | ]

  • Spawns a familiar that mirrors Isaac's movements and shoots tears that deal 3.5 damage.
    • (except in Repentance) Abel shoots once per second.
    • (in Repentance) Abel shoots once every half-second.
    • (in Rebirth) Abel shoots tears in the opposite direction of Isaac.
    • (except in Rebirth) Abel shoots tears towards Isaac regardless of which direction Isaac is shooting.
    • (in Repentance) When used by Character Cain iconCain or Character Tainted Cain iconTainted Cain, Abel's tears are red and deal 7.5 damage.
  • (in Repentance) This item belongs to the ConjoinedConjoined set. Collecting three items from this set will transform Isaac into a three-faced version of himself.

Notes[ | ]

  • Although it is difficult to hit enemies with Abel, he can be useful in certain situations. DopleDoples and Evil TwinEvil Twins 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.

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Trivia[ | ]

  • 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 is unlocked by defeating Boss The Lamb ingameThe Lamb with Cain, which makes the connection with the Bible more obvious.
  • This item was originally unlocked in Wrath of the Lamb by defeating Boss Isaac ingameIsaac as Cain.